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Strategy in Action - Boris Yavitz

Strategy in Action

Paperback Published: 1st March 1984
ISBN: 9780029346709
Number Of Pages: 284

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Library Journal The authors use examples of strategic planning in leading companies such as General Electric, Texas Instruments, and the Campbell Soup Company throughout the book. A helpful and practical guide for managers and business students. Recommended. Management Review The authors demonstrate the practical use of such ideas as prepared opportunism, key actor analysis, internal entrepreneurs, broad-stroke programming, and synergistic fit to help develop a "moving game plan" that can achieve meaningful results. Kenneth O. Michel Vice President, Education and Training GTE Service Corporation This is the definitive work on how to get results from the formulation and planning of business strategies....Yavitz and Newman clearly present the how-to's for effectively executing strategy. George Steiner ...well written and easy to read...On virtually every page the authors reveal their intimate and extensive experience with strategy both as scholars and practitioners. The net result is a valuable addition to our literature on business strategy. William May The Journal of Business Strategy ...an excellent compilation of common sense, logic, and experience....It takes planning and application of planning out of the realm of the mysterious and into the practical application by the chief executive's office, the management staff, and the divisional operations.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Trajectory: Sharpening the Strategic Focus
The Realm of Strategy
Place of Strategy in Shaping and Guiding a Company
Social Responsibility and Strategy
From Concept to Practice
Strategic Direction of a Business-UnitFocus on Business-Units
Four Vital Parts in a Business-Unit Strategy
Coping with Uncertainty
Portfolio Strategy for a Diversified Corporation
Business-Unit Versus Corporate Strategy
Portfolio Design
Major Moves to Attain Desired Portfolio
From Concept to Practice
Corporate Input Strategy
Corporate Resource Arsenal
Corporate Management of Synergies
Beyond the Portfolio
Shaping External Alignments
Hostile Versus Passive Environments
Analysis of Key Actors
Choice of Alignments
Maintaining Optimum Alignments
Birth and Nourishment of a New Strategy
Design of a Strategic Planning SystemImpetus to Challenge the Status QuoAcceptance and Commitment
Propulsion: Translating Strategy into Action
Programming - Too Much or Too Little
Man-on-the-Moon Approach
Incrementalism - Feeling Your Way
Selective Programming
Strategy Programs
Versus Continuing Operations
Building Revised Patterns of Behavior
Diagnose Need for Changes in Behavior Patterns
Carefully Reshape Selected Behaviors
Creating a Focused Climate: Senior Executive Role
Organizing to Execute Strategy
Creating Operating Divisions That Match Strategy
When to Combine or Split Off Business-Units
Organizing Corporate Headquarters to Support Strategy
Organization in Transition
The Right Person and the Right Carrot
Matching Desired Executive Abilities with Strategy
Using Present Executives to Carry Out a New Strategy
Bringing in Outsiders
Distinctive Issues in Acquisitions
Incentives That Support Strategic Action
Resource Allocation - Power of the Purse Strings
Impact of Resource Allocation on Strategy Execution
Two Tracks to Capital Allocation
Sources of Conflict for Allocations
Ways to Channel Capital Support for Strategy
Treatment of Strategic Expenses
Allocation of Non financial Resources
Controlling the Dynamic Process
Controlling the Future
Watch Progress on Strategic Thrusts
Monitor Key External Variables
Full-Scale Reassessments at Milestones and Alerts
Maintain Integrity of the Strategic Management Process
Integration: Strategy as a Moving Game Plan
Fitting Pieces into a Synergistic Whole
Building Fit into an Integrated Management System within Each Business-Unit
Adding Balance to the Integration of Each Business-Unit
Integration at the Corporate Level
Hitting a Moving Target in a Rough Sea
Ever-Changing Pressures for ActionKey to Adaptability: Progress Reassessments
Sequential Moves in Face of Uncertainty
Contingency Plans
Frequency of Progress Reassessments
Corporate Inputs to Progress Reassessments
Selected References
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ISBN: 9780029346709
ISBN-10: 0029346703
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st March 1984
Publisher: FREE PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.27  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41

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