Competing for Advantage

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-08-20
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Discover what it takes to create a sustainable competitive advantage in management and business today with this straightforward, powerful strategic management resources. COMPETING FOR ADVANTAGE, 2E focuses specifically on the issues most important to today's current or future practitioner. The book details the processes and tools you need to better understand and effectively contribute to your organization's strategic management process. Applied examples illustrate the latest thinking, practices, and research in strategic management today with in-depth discussions that examine critical topics such as strategic leadership and corporate governance. Access to relevant cases, a focus on the emerging issues such as ethics, and an emphasis on technology throughout prepare you for success in the fast-paced, ever-changing global economy in which today's firms compete.

Table of Contents

Strategic Thinkingp. 1
Introduction to Strategic Managementp. 2
Strategic Leadershipp. 30
Strategic Analysisp. 65
The External Environment: Opportunities, Threats, Industry Competition, and Competitor Analysisp. 66
The Internal Organization: Resources, Capabilities, and Core Competenciesp. 96
Creating Competitive Advantagep. 127
Business-Level Strategyp. 128
Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamicsp. 158
Cooperative Strategyp. 183
Corporate-Level Strategyp. 211
Acquisition and Restructuring Strategiesp. 243
International Strategyp. 267
Monitoring and Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunitiesp. 301
Corporate Governancep. 302
Strategic Entrepreneurshipp. 334
Strategic Flexibility and Real Options Analysisp. 354
Name Indexp. 385
Company Indexp. 405
Subject Indexp. 409
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