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Understanding competitive advantage : the importance of strategic congruence and integrated control

Author: Fredrik Nilsson; Birger Rapp
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, 2005.
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This book is about competitive advantage and how it is created at the company level.; Our theoretical starting point is that the alignment of strategies and control systems affects the firm's chances of successfully positioning itself in its chosen area of competition.; The firm is in a better position to concentrate on activities that create value for the customer if its strategies and control systems are mutually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nilsson, Fredrik.
Understanding competitive advantage.
Berlin ; London : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2004110171
(OCoLC)53392982
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fredrik Nilsson; Birger Rapp
ISBN: 9783540266990 3540266992 354040872X 9783540408727 1280235063 9781280235061
OCLC Number: 262681477
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The Importance of Strategies and Control Systems --
Bridging Economic Theory and Management Practice --
Matching Environment and Internal Structures --
Strategic Congruence and Integrated Control --
Purpose of the Book --
What this Book Contributes --
Target Readership --
Organization of the Book --
Notes --
Theoretical Foundations --
Contingency Theory --
Strategic Management --
Strategy, Structure, and Performance --
Strategy and Control --
Toward a more Complex Theory --
Summary --
Notes --
Strategic Congruence --
Strategic Congruence Defined --
Corporate Strategy --
Business Strategy --
Functional Strategy --
Summary --
Notes --
Integrated Control --
Integrated Control Defined --
Management Control --
Manufacturing Control --
Summary --
Notes --
A Tentative Model --
Principal Variables and Relationships --
Strategic Congruence and Integrated Control at the Business Unit and Functional Levels --
Strategic Congruence and Integrated Control at the Corporate Level --
Summary --
Notes --
Conclusions and Implications --
Summary and Conclusions --
The Dynamics of Fit --
Practical Business Implications --
Implications for Future Research --
Notes.
Responsibility: Frefrik Nilsson, Birger Rapp.
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