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Crafting and executing strategy : the quest for competitive advantage : concepts and readings

Author: Arthur A Thompson; Margaret A Peteraf; John E Gamble; A J Strickland
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : NINETEENTH editionView all editions and formats
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Providing an engrossing discussion of the core concepts and analytical tools, this book includes a line-up of new cases that brings the content to life and are sure to provoke interesting classroom  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur A Thompson; Margaret A Peteraf; John E Gamble; A J Strickland
ISBN: 9780077537074 0077537076
OCLC Number: 819860785
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Concepts and techniques for crafting and executing strategy --
What is strategy and why is it important? --
Charting a company's direction : its vision, mission, objectives, and strategy --
Evaluating a company's external environment --
Evaluating a company's resources, capabilities, and competitiveness --
The five generic competitive strategies: which one to employ --
Strengthening a company's competitive position : strategic moves, timing, and scope of operations --
Strategies for competing in international markets --
Corporate strategy : diversification and the multibusiness company --
Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy --
Building an organization capable of good strategy execution : people, capabilities, and structure --
Managing internal operations : actions that promote good strategy execution --
Corporate culture and leadership: keys to good strategy execution --
Readings in crafting and executing strategy --
The perils of bad strategy --
How to identify new business models --
Strategy making: the approach matters --
The real job of boards --
Which strategy when? --
A shared fate --
Adaptability: the new competitive advantage --
Dynamic capabilities : a guide for managers --
Profiting when customers choose value over price --
Competing against free --
The new M & A playbook --
Adding value through offshoring --
Is your emerging-market strategy local enough? --
Strategic orchestration --
Diversification : best practices of the leading companies --
Successful divestitures need proper cultivation --
How to do well and do good --
Managing moral distress : a strategy for resolving ethical dilemmas --
The role of perceived benefits of training in generating affective --
Commitment and high value of firms --
The learning enterprise --
Why operational excellence matters --
Using knowledge brokering to improve business processes --
Corporate culture : its value as a resource for competitive --
Advantage --
What matters now --
Photo credits PC-1 --
Indexes --
Organization I-1 --
Name I-13 --
Subject I-18.
Responsibility: Arthur A. Thompson, the University of Alabama, Margaret A. Peteraf, Dartmouth College, John E. Gamble, University of South Alabama, A.J. Strickland III, the University of Alabama.

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