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Strategic Management - Colin White

Strategic Management

Paperback Published: 16th February 2004
ISBN: 9781403904003
Number Of Pages: 840

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Reflecting the challenges of formulating, implementing and monitoring strategy in practice, White's contemporary text discusses differing theories and approaches in the context of real-world experience. Readers are encouraged to conceptualize and generalize business problems and to confront philosophical issues without losing sight of practical aims.

Each chapter starts with a Key Strategic Challenge and sets the scene of a case study which is resolved at the end of the chapter. The text includes more than sixty Strategy in Action short case examples to illustrate how organizations apply strategy in practice along with fifteen long case studies for detailed analysis. Strategic Projects and Exploring Further sections encourage readers to investigate the subject more in detail.

<I>Strategic Management<$>:
*Acknowledges the complex reality of strategy in the real world showing students the challenges they will encounter when implementing strategy in practice.
*Provides a solid theoretical grounding in the subject enabling students to develop their own strategic approaches.
*Offers comprehensive and contemporary topic coverage reflecting current trends such as globalization, co-operative strategy and performance measurement.
*Includes separate chapters on Implementation, Monitoring and Risk Assessment reflecting the critical role of these issues within organizations.
*Provides a wide range of international case examples from well-known organizations in all regions of the world allowing students to see how strategy is implemented in practice and reflecting the global nature of strategy for multinational corporations.

Integrated web packages include:
*FOR STUDENTS: Additional long case studies, integrating case study, links to further resources, searchable glossary.
*FOR INTRUCTORS: Suggested teaching pathways and key themes, additional case study questions, comments on exercises and assignments within the text, powerpoint lecture presentations.

Visit www.palgrave.com/business/white for more information.

List of figuresp. xiii
List of tablesp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Prologuep. xxi
Who this book is forp. xxii
How to use the bookp. xxiii
The case studiesp. xxix
Companion websitep. xxxii
Introductory readingp. xxxiii
Introducing Strategic Managementp. 1
Introducing strategy and strategy makingp. 4
Thinking and acting strategicallyp. 43
Adopting a global perspectivep. 78
Reading an uncertain futurep. 113
Strategic Environments and Competitive Advantagep. 157
Identifying opportunity and riskp. 160
Reading the competitive environmentp. 199
Analysing resources, capabilities and core competenciesp. 233
Creating and maintaining competitive advantagep. 266
Reducing costsp. 302
Differentiating the productp. 338
Strategic Dilemmasp. 375
Determining the size of an enterprisep. 378
Integrating the strategistsp. 416
When to compete and when to cooperatep. 456
Managing riskp. 495
Participating in the global economyp. 530
Bringing it all Togetherp. 565
Formulating strategyp. 568
Implementing strategyp. 614
Monitoring strategic performancep. 651
Strategic Analysis and Auditp. 699
Riding the Internet wave: Amazon.comp. 702
Finance, a venue for perfect competition: the Deutsche Bankp. 708
Haier: pioneering the Chinese export brandp. 716
The Hewlett-Packard/Compaq mergerp. 722
Lloyd's of London and 'long-tailed' riskp. 729
The Mt Buller winter resort and global warmingp. 735
Euro Disney and a tale of three culturesp. 743
The strategic alliance between Renault and Nissanp. 748
Samsung Electronics: a dramatic turnaroundp. 754
Going global: Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel)p. 760
Starbucks: the third placep. 766
Sir Richard Branson and many wise virginsp. 773
Vivendi Universal: divesting to survivep. 778
Wal-Mart: the cost-reducing machinep. 783
Forecasting the price of oilp. 790
Epilogue: reviewing the nature of strategyp. 798
Glossaryp. 802
Bibliographyp. 812
Name indexp. 823
Organization indexp. 827
Subject indexp. 833
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ISBN: 9781403904003
ISBN-10: 1403904006
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 840
Published: 16th February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.0  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.67
Edition Number: 1