Strategic Management and Business Policy Concepts and Cases

ISBN-10: 0131494597

ISBN-13: 9780131494596

Edition: 10th 2006 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $164.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1104
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.708
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Strategic Management and Business Policy
Basic Concepts in Strategic Management
The Study of Strategic Management
Globalization and Electronic Commerce: Challenges to Strategic Management
Theories of Organizational Adaptation
Creating a Learning Organization
Basic Model of Strategic Management
Initiation of Strategy: Triggering Events
Strategic Decision Making
The Strategic Audit: Aid to Strategic Decision Making
Conclusion
Strategic Audit of a Corporation
Corporate Governance
Role of the Board of Directors
The Role of Top Management
Conclusion
Ethics and Social Responsibility in Strategic Management
Social Responsibilities of Strategic Decision Makers
Ethical Decision Making
Conclusion
Part Ending Video Case: Newbury Comics, Inc.
Scanning the Environment
Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
Environmental Scanning
Industry Analysis: Analyzing the Task Environment
Competitive Intelligence
Forecasting
The Strategic Audit: A Checklist for Environmental Scanning
Synthesis of External Factors-EFAS
Conclusion
Competitive Analysis Techniques
Internal Scanning: Organizational Analysis
A Resource-Based Approach to Organizational Analysis
Business Models
Value-Chain Analysis
Scanning Functional Resources and Capabilities
The Strategic Audit: A Checklist for Organizational Analysis
Synthesis of Internal Factors
Conclusion
Part Ending Video Case: Newbury Comics, Inc.
Strategy Formulation
Strategy Formulation: Situation Analysis and Business Strategy
Situational Analysis: SWOT Analysis
Review of Mission and Objectives
Generating Alternative Strategies by Using a TOWS Matrix
Business Strategies
Conclusion
Strategy Formulation: Corporate Strategy
Corporate Strategy
Directional Strategy
Portfolio Analysis
Corporate Parenting
Conclusion
Strategy Formulation: Functional Strategy and Strategic Choice
Functional Strategy
The Sourcing Decision: Location of Functions
Strategies to Avoid
Strategic Choice: Selecting of the Best Strategy
Developing Policies
Conclusion
Part Ending Video Case: Newbury Comics, Inc.
Strategy Implementation and Control
Strategy Implementation: Organizing for Action
Strategy Implementation
Who Implements Strategy?
What Must Be Done?
How Is Strategy to Be Implemented? Organizing for Action
International Issues in Strategy Implementation
Conclusion
Strategy Implementation: Staffing and Directing
Staffing
Leading
Conclusion
Evaluation and Control
Evaluation and Control in Strategic Management
Measuring Performance
Strategic Information Systems
Problems in Measuring Performance
Guidelines for Proper Control
Strategic Incentive Management
Conclusion
Part Ending Video Case: Newbury Comics, Inc.
Other Strategic Issues
Strategic Issues in Managing Technology and Innovation
The Role of Management
Environmental Scanning
Strategy Formulation
Strategy Implementation
Evaluation and Control
Conclusion
Strategic Issues in Entrepreneurial Ventures and Small Businesses
Importance of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Ventures
Use of Strategic Planning and Strategic Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Issues in Environmental Scanning and Strategy Formulation
Issues in Strategy Implementation
Issues in Evaluation and Control
Conclusion
Strategic Issues in Not-For-Profit Organizations
Why Not-For-Profit?
Importance of Revenue Source
Impact of Constraints on Strategic Management
Not-for-Profit Strategies
Conclusion
Introduction to Case Analysis
Suggestions for Case Analysis
The Case Method
Researching the Case Situation
Financial Analysis: A Place to Begin
Format for Case Analysis: The Strategic Audit
Conclusion
Resources for Case Research
Suggested Case Analysis Methodology Using the Strategic Audit
Example of a Student-Written Strategic Audit
Endnotes
Cases in Strategic Management
Corporate Governance and Ethics: Question of Executive Leadership
The Recalcitrant Director at Byte Products, Inc.: Corporate Legality Versus Corporate Responsibility
The Wallace Group
Environmental Issues: Questions of Social Responsibility and Ethics
The Audit
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