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Essentials of Strategic Management Concise

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9780618605361

ISBN10:
0618605363
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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THOMPSON LEARNING
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Summary

Essentials of Strategic Management is a brief version of the authors' market-leading text, Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach, 7/e. The Essentials text follows the same framework as the larger book, helping students to identify and focus on core concepts in the field in a more concise, streamlined format. Based on real-world practices and current thinking, the text's presentation of strategic management features an increased emphasis on the "business model" concept as a way of framing the issues of competitive advantage. Cutting-edge research, new strategic management theory, and a hands-on approach allow students to explore major topics in management, including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics. In addition, a high quality/variety case program examines small, medium, and large companies, both domestic and international.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with an Overview and concludes with a Summary of Chapter, Discussion Questions, Practicing Strategic Management, and Test Prepper
Introduction to Strategic Management
The Strategy-Making Process
Competitive Advantage and Superior Performance
Running Case: Dell''s Superior Performance Strategic Managers
The Strategy-Making Process
Strategy as an Emergent Process
Strategy in Action: A Strategic Shift at Microsoft Strategic
Planning in Practice Strategic
Decision Making Strategic Leadership
Closing Case: Shattered Dreams: Level 3 Communications
Stakeholders, the Mission, Governance, and Business Ethics Stakeholders
The Mission Statement Corporate
Governance and Strategy
Strategy in Action: The Agency Problem at Tyco
Ethics and Strategy
Running Case: Dell''s Code of Ethics
Closing Case: The Collapse of Enron
The Nature of Competitive Advantage
External Analysis: The Identification of Opportunities and Threats
Analyzing Industry Structure
Strategy in Action: Circumventing Barriers to Entry into the Soft Drink Industry
Strategic Groups Within Industries
Running Case: Dell: Changing Rivalry in the PC Industry
Industry Life Cycle Analysis
The Macroenvironment
Closing Case: Plane Wreck: The Airline Industry in 2001-2005
Building Competitive
Advantage Competitive
Advantage: Value Creation, Low Cost, and Differentiation
Strategy in Action: Competitive Advantage in the U.S. Retail Industry
The Generic Building Blocks of Competitive Advantage
The Value Chain Functional Strategies and the Generic Building
Blocks of Competitive Advantage
Running Case: Dell''s Utilization of the Internet Distinctive
Competencies and Competitive Advantage
Closing Case: Google
Building and Sustaining Long-Run Competitive Advantage
Business-Level Strategy and Competitive Positioning
The Nature of Competitive Positioning
Choosing a Business-Level Strategy
Running Case: Dell''s Business-Level Strategies
Competitive Positioning in Different Industry Environments
Strategy in Action: How to Make Money in the Vacuum Tube Business
Closing Case: Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Strategy in the Global Environment
The Global Environment
Increasing Profitability Through Global Expansion
Cost Pressures and Pressures for Local Responsiveness
Strategy in Action: MTV Goes Global, with a Local Accent
Choosing a Global Strategy
Running Case: Dell''s Global Strategy Choice of Entry Mode
Closing Case: Planet Starbucks
Corporate-Level Strategy and Long-Run Profitability
Concentration on a Single Industry
Running Case: Beating Dell: Why HP Wanted to Acquire Compaq
Vertical Integration Entering New Industries Through Diversification
Strategy in Action: Diversification at 3M: Leveraging Technology
Restructuring and Downsizing
Closing Case: Thermo Electron
Strategy Implementation
Strategic Change: Implementing Strategies to Build and Develop a Company
Strategic Change Analyzing a Company as a Portfolio of Core Competencies
Implementing Strategy Through Internal New Ventures
Implementing Strategy Through Acquisitions
Strategy in Action: AOL and Time Warner
Implementing Strategy Through Strategic Alliances
Running Case: Dell and Lexmark''s Strategic Alliance
Closing Case: eBay Acquires Skype
Implementing Strategy Through Organizational Design
The Role of Organizational Structure
Vertical Differentiation
Horizontal Differentiation
Strategy in Action: How to Flatten and Decentralize Structure
Integration and Organizational Control
The Nature of Organizational Control
Closing Case: Chrysler''s Cross-Functional Product Teams
Cases in Strategic Management
The Music Industry in the Age of the Internet: From Napster to Apple''s iPod
Staples
Toyota: Origins, Evolution, and Current Prospects
Satellite Radio: XM Versus Sirius
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