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Contemporary Strategy Analysis Concepts, Techniques, Applications

ISBN-10: 1405119993

ISBN-13: 9781405119993

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Robert M. Grant

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Grounded in the latest research and illustrated with lively current case examples, this text introduces MBA and advanced-level undergraduates to the fundamental concepts and principles of strategy.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Concept of Strategy
Introduction and Objectives
The Role of Strategy in Success
The Basic Framework for Strategy Analysis
A Brief History of Business Strategy
Corporate and Business Strategy
How Strategy is Made: design vs. emergence
The Different Roles of Strategy Within the Firm
The Role of Analysis in Strategy Formulation
Summary
Notes
Tools of Strategy Analysis
Goals, Values, and Performance
Introduction and Objectives
Strategy as a Quest for Value
Strategy and Real Options
Building Principles of Value Creation into Strategy Analysis
Values, Mission, and Vision
Summary
Notes
Industry Analysis: The Fundamentals
Introduction and Objectives
From Environmental Analysis to Industry Analysis
The Determinants of Industry Profit: Demand and Competition
Analyzing Industry Attractiveness
Applying Industry Analysis
Defining Industries: Where to draw the boundaries?
From Industry Attractiveness to Competitive Advantage: Identifying Key Success Factors
Summary
Notes
Further Topics in Industry and Competitive Analysis
Introduction and Objectives
Extending the Five Forces Framework
The Contribution of Game Theory
Competitor Analysis
Segmentation AnalysisStrategic Groups
Summary
Notes
Analyzing Resources and Capabilities
Introduction and Objectives
The Role of Resources and Capabilities in Strategy Formulation
The Resources of the FirmOrganizational Capabilities
Appraising the Profit-Earning potential of resources and capabilities
Putting Resource and Capability Analysis to Work: A Practical Guide
Developing Resources and Capabilities
Summary
Appendix
Knowledge Management and the Knowledge-based View of the Firm
Notes
Organization Structure and Management Systems
Introduction and Objectives
The Evolution of the Corporation
The Principles of Organizational Design
Hierarchy in Organizational Design
Applying the Principles of Organizational Design
Alternative Structural Forms
Management Systems for Coordination and Control
Summary
Notes
The Analysis of Competitive Advantage
The Nature and Sources of Competitive Advantage
Introduction and Objectives
The Emergence of Competitive Advantage
Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Competitive Advantage in Different Market Settings
Types of Competitive Advantage: Cost and Differentiation
Summary
Notes
Cost Advantage
Introduction and Objectives
Economies of Experience
The Sources of Cost Advantage
Using the Value Chain to Analyze Costs
Managing Cost Cutting
Summary
Notes
Differentiation Advantage
Introduction and Objectives
The Nature of Differentiation and Differentiation Advantage
Analyzing Differentiation: The Demand Side
Analyzing Differentiation: The Supply Side
Bringing It All Together: The Value Chain in Differentiation Analysis
Summary
Notes
Business Strategies in Different Industry Contexts
Industry Evolution
Introduction and Objectives
The Industry Life Cycle
Structure, Competition, and Success Factors over the Life Cycle
Organizational Adaptation and Change
Summary
Alternative Approaches to Industry Classification
Notes
Technology-Based Industries and the Management of Innovation
Introduction and Objectives
Competitive Advantage in Technology-Intensive Industries
Strategies to Exploit Innovation: How and When to Enter
Competing for Standards
Implementing Technology Strategies: Creating the Conditions for Innovation
Summary
Notes
Competitive Advantage in Mature Industries
Introduction and Objectives
Competitive Advantage in Mature Industries
Strategy Implementation in Mature Industries: Structure, Systems, and Style
Strategies for Declining Industries
Summary
Notes
Corporate Strategy
Vertical Integration and the Scope of the Firm
Introduction and Objectives
Transaction Costs and the Scope of the Firm
The Costs and Benefits of Vertical Integration
Designing Vertical Relationships
Summary
Notes
Global Strategies and the Multinational Corporation
Introduction and Objectives
Implications of International Competition for Industry Analysis
Analyzing Competitive Advantage in an International Context A