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Crafting & Executing Strategy : The Quest for Competitive Advantage - Arthur A. Thompson

Crafting & Executing Strategy

The Quest for Competitive Advantage

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2017
ISBN: 9781259732782
Number Of Pages: 896

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Best Selling Strategy Title. The 21st Edition continues its tradition of being a preeminently teachable text because of its mainstream content and balanced coverage of what every student needs to know about the managerial tasks of crafting and executing strategy because the presentation of the material is engaging and clearly written.

About the Authors

Arthur A. Thompson, Jr., earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Tennessee, spent three years on the economics faculty at Virginia Tech, and served on the faculty of the University of Alabama's College of Commerce and Business Administration for 24 years. In 1974 and again in 1982, Dr. Thomspson spent semester-long sabbaticals as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School.

Margaret A. Peteraf is the Leon E. Williams Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is an internationally recognised scholar of strategic management, with a long list of publications in top management journals. Professor Peteraf earned her Ph.D., M.A., and M.Phil. at Yale University and held previous faulty appointments at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. She has earned myriad honours and prizes for her contributions including the 1999 Strategic Society Society Best Paper Award recognising the deep influence of her work on the field of strategic management.

John E. Gamble is a Professor of Management and Dean of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His teaching and research for nearly 20 years has focused on strategic management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has conducted courses in strategic management in Germany since 2001, which have been sponsored by the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. Professor Gamble receieved his Ph.D, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Alabama and was a faculty member in the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama before his appointment to the faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

A.J. (Lonnie) Strickland received a BS in Math and Physics from the University of Georgia, an MS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD from Georgia State university. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Strategic Management in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama. He has done extensive consulting and research work. In recent years, he was honored with the Outstanding Professor Award for the Graduate School of Business, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for the University of Alabama.

Part 1: Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy

Section A: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1: What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?
Chapter 2: Charting a Company's Direction: Its Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Strategy

Section B: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
Chapter 3: Evaluating a Company's External Environment
Chapter 4: Evaluating a Company's Resources, Capabilities, and Competitiveness

Section C: Crafting a Strategy
Chapter 5: The Five Generic Competitive Strategies
Chapter 6: Strengthening a Company's Competitive Position: Strategic Moves, Timing, and Scope of Operations
Chapter 7: Strategies for Competing in International Markets
Chapter 8: Corporate Strategy: Diversification and the Multibusiness Company
Chapter 9: Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategy

Section D: Executing the Strategy
Chapter 10: Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution: People, Capabilities, and Structure
Chapter 11: Managing Internal Operations: Actions That Promote Good Strategy Execution
Chapter 12: Corporate Culture and Leadership: Keys to Good Strategy Execution

Part 2: Cases in Crafting and Executing Strategy

Section A: Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies
Case 1: Mystic Monk Coffee
Case 2: Airbnb in 2016: A Business Model for Sharing Economy
Case 3: Amazon.com's Business Model and Its Evolution
Case 4: Costco Wholesale in 2016: Mission, Business Model, and Strategy
Case 5: Competition in the Craft Beer Industry
Case 6: TOMS Shoes in 2016: An Ongoing Dedication to Social Responsibility
Case 7: Fitbit, Inc.: Has the Company Outgrown Its Strategy?
Case 8: Under Armour's Strategy in 2016 - How Big a Factor Can the Company Become in the $250 Billion Global Market for Sports Apparel and Footwear?
Case 9: Lululemon Athletica, Inc. in 2016: Can the Company Get Back on Track?
Case 10: Etsy, Inc.: Reimagining Innovation
Case 11: Gap, Inc.: Can It Develop a Strategy to Connect with Consumers in 2016?
Case 12: Uber in 2016: Can It Remain the Dominant Leader of the World's Fast Emerging Ride-Sharing Industry?
Case 13: Panera Bread Company in 2016: Is the Company's Strategy to Rejuvenate the Company's Growth Working?
Case 14: Chipotle Mexican Grill in 2016: Can the Company Recover from Its E. Coli Disaster and Grow Customer Traffic Again?
Case 15: GoPro's Struggle for Survival in 2016
Case 16: Tesla Motors in 2016: Will Its Strategy Be Defeated by Low Gasoline Prices and Mounting Competition?
Case 17: The South African Win Industry in 2016: Where Does It Go from Here?
Case 18: Ford Motor Company: New Strategies for International Growth
Case 19: The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
Case 20: Ricoh Canada Inc.

Section B: Crafting Strategy in Diversified Companies
Case 21: Mondelez International: Has Corporate Restructuring Produced Shareholder Value?
Case 22: LVMH in 2016: Its Diversification into Luxury Goods

Section C: Implementing and Executing Strategy
Case 23: Robin Hood
Case 24: Dilemma at Devil's Den
Case 25: Southwest Airlines in 2016: Culture, Values, and Operating Practices
Case 26: Rosen Hotels & Resorts: Delivering Superior Customer Service
Case 27: Nucor Corporation in 2016: Contending with the Challenges of Low-Cost Foreign Imports and Weak Demand for Steel Products
Case 28: Tim Cook's Leadership and Management Style: Building His Own Legacy at Apple

Section D: Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
Case 29: NCAA Football: Is It Worth It?
Case 30: Rhino Poaching in South Africa: Do National Parks Have Sufficient Resources to Fight Wildlife Crime?
Case 31: Conflict Palm Oil and PepsiCo's Ethical Dilemma

ISBN: 9781259732782
ISBN-10: 1259732789
Series: Crafting & Executing Strategy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 13th January 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.63
Edition Number: 21
Edition Type: Revised