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Core strategic management concepts without the excess.
What Is Strategy and the Strategic Management Process?; Evaluating a Firmís External Environment; Evaluating a Firmís Internal Capabilities Chapter 4: Cost Leadership; Product Differentiation; Vertical Integration; Corporate Diversification; Organizing to Implement Corporate Diversification; Strategic Alliances; Mergers and Acquisitions; International Strategy
For readers interested in learning the fundamental concepts of strategic management, without having to skim through pages of irrelevant bulk.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Strategy and the Strategic Management Process?
Chapter 2: Evaluating a Firm’s External Environment
Chapter 3: Evaluating a Firm’s Internal Capabilities
End-of-Part Cases 1:
1.1 Bally Total Fitness
1.2 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2008
1.3 Harlequin Enterprises: The Mira Decision
1.4 True Religion and the Premium Jeans Industry
PART 2: BUSINESS-LEVEL STRATEGIES
Chapter 4: Cost Leadership
Chapter 5: Product Differentiation
End-of-Part Cases 2:
2.2 Nucor in 2005
2.3 The Levi’s Personal Pair Proposal
2.4 Papa John’s International, Inc.: 21st Century Growth Challenges
PART 3: CORPORATE STRATEGIES
Chapter 6: Vertical Integration
Chapter 7: Corporate Diversification
Chapter 8: Organizing to Implement Corporate Diversification
Chapter 9: Strategic Alliances
Chapter 10: Mergers and Acquisitions
Chapter 11: International Strategy
End-of-Part Cases 3:
3.1 eBay Customer Support Outsourcing
3.2 Nucleon, Inc.
3.3 Cooper Industries’ Corporate Strategy (A)
3.4 Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy: In Search of Synergies in the Global Luxury Industry
3.5 Extending the “Easy” Business Model
3.6 Ben & Jerry’s—Japan
3.7 Aegis Analytical Corporation’s Strategic Alliances
3.8 Activision Blizzard