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Scenarios : The Art of Strategic Conversation - Kees van der Heijden


The Art of Strategic Conversation

Hardcover Published: 26th November 2004
ISBN: 9780470023686
Number Of Pages: 382

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Scenario planning allows companies to move away from linear thinking and better understand external change. Eight years (and 30,000 copies) after publication <i>Scenarios</i> is still acknowledged as the definitive work in the field. Now, Kees van der Heijden brings his bestseller up to date, following up on his original case studies and adding significant new material. The <i>Second Edition</i> changes focus slightly by providing more in-depth analysis and application of the concept of the 'strategic conversation'. While maintaining the underlying rigour of the first edition, van der Heijden revisits the text to make it far more practical and accessible, and in doing so gives you the tools you need to set out and negotiate a successful future course for your organization in the face of significant uncertainty.

??all important subjects for the modern manager are covered in 5 parts?? (Business Books ? web)


PART ONE: The Context.

1. 1965 to 1990: Five Discoveries at Shell.

2. Introduction to Scenario-based Planning.

3. Three Competing Paradigms in Strategic Management.

PART TWO: The Principles of Scenario-based Planning.

4. Strategising.

5. The Business Idea of an Organisation.

6. The Uncertain Environment.

7. Scenario Analysis.

8. Scenarios and the Strategic Conversation.

PART THREE: The Practice of Scenario-based planning.

9. The Practitioner?s Art.

10. Articulation of the Business Idea.

11. Competitive Positioning.

12. Scenario Development.

13. Option Planning.

PART FOUR: Institutionalising Scenario-based planning.

14. The Management of Change.

15. Planning Process.

16. Guiding the Strategic Conversation.




ISBN: 9780470023686
ISBN-10: 0470023686
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 26th November 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.64 x 16.84  x 3.03
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised