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Thompson, Strickland and Gambles', CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e presents the latest research findings from the literature and cutting-edge strategic practices of companies have been incorporated to keep step with both theory and practice. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and the pragmatism of real-world strategic management. Known for its cases and teaching notes, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 17e provides an unparalleled case line up. (1) 22 of the 26 cases are brand new or extensively updated for this edition, (2) The selection of cases is diverse, timely, and thoughtfully-crafted and complements the text presentation pushing students to apply the concepts and analytical tools they have read about. (3) Many cases involve high-profile companies. (4) And there's a comprehensive package of support materials that are a breeze to use, highly effective, and flexible enough to fit most any course design.
Table of Contents
|Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy|
|Introduction and Overview|
|What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?|
|Leading the Process of Crafting and Executing Strategy|
|Core Concepts and Analytical Tools|
|Evaluating a CompanyG++s External Environment|
|Evaluating a CompanyG++s Resources and Competitive Position|
|Crafting a Strategy|
|Five Generic Competitive Strategies|
|Which One to Employ?|
|Supplementing the Chosen Competitive Strategy: Other Important Strategy Choices|
|Strategies for Competing in Foreign Markets|
|Diversification: Strategies for Managing a Group of Businesses|
|Ethical Business Strategies, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability Section D: Executing the Strategy|
|Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution|
|Managing Internal Operations: Actions That Promote Good Strategy Execution|
|Corporate Culture and Leadership: Keys to Good Strategy Execution|
|Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies|
|Whole Foods Market in 2008G++Vision, Core Values, and Strategy|
|Costco Wholesale Corp. in 2008G++Mission, Business Model, and Strategy|
|JetBlue Airways: A Cadre of New Managers Takes Control|
|Competition in the Golf Equipment Industry in 2008|
|Competition in the Movie Rental Industry in 2008: Netflix and Blockbuster Battle for Market Leadership|
|Dell, Inc. in 2008G++Can It Overtake Hewlett-Packard as the Worldwide Leader in Personal Computers?|
|Apple, Inc. in 2008|
|Panera Bread Company|
|Nucor CorporationG++Competing Against Low Cost Foreign Imports|
|Competition in Video Game Consoles|
|NintendoG++s Strategy for the WiiG++Good Enough to Beat Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?|
|GoogleG++s Strategy in 2008|
|The Challenges Facing eBay in 2008G++Time for Changes in Strategy?|
|Loblaw Companies Limited: Preparing for Wal-Mart Supercenters|
|Research in Motion: Managing Explosive Growth|
|Crafting Strategy in Diversified Companies|
|Adidas in 2008: Has Corporate Restructuring Increased Shareholder Value?|
|PepsiCoG++s Diversification Strategy in 2008|
|Executing Strategy and Strategic Leadership|
|Dilemma at DevilG++s Den|
|Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 2008G++ManagementG++s Initiatives to Transform the Company and Curtail Wal-Mart Bashing|
|Southwest Airlines in 2008: Culture, Values, and Operating Practices|
|Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility|
|E. & J. Gallo|
|Detecting Unethical Practices at Supplier Factories: The Monitoring and Remediation Challenges|
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