Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 10th Edition

ISBN: 9781119495727

Now in its tenth edition, Contemporary Strategy Analysis continues its tradition of accessibility, practicality, and real-world relevance to graduate and undergraduate students around the world. Focusing on strategic analysis, value creation, and implementation, this book provides a rigorous grounding in essential principles while offering up-to-date perspectives based on practices used at leading companies across industries and borders. Comprehensive coverage merges theory and application through new and updated cases, and the discussion surrounding business policy, business strategy, and the business environment links concept to context for a holistic understanding of the mechanisms at work.

To keep pace with the field’s constant evolution, this new edition has been revised to reflect the current business landscape with expanded coverage of critical topics including disruption, innovation, technology, and other factors impacting strategic planning and implementation. Global perspectives throughout highlight the dynamic nature of strategic management in the face of borderless business, equipping students with the well-rounded knowledge base the future of business demands.

Features

  • Provides in-depth coverage of core principles of strategy, fully supported by online supplemental resources.
  • Integrates real-world examples that demonstrate current practices.
  • Facilitates student comprehension with accessible language and logical organisation.
  • Emphasises practical applications of central concepts, with guidance toward the identification and use of appropriate tools.
Robert M. Grant
PART I INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1. The concept of strategy

PART II THE TOOLS OF STRATEGY ANALYSIS
Chapter 2. Goals, values and performance
Chapter 3. Industry analysis: The fundamentals
Chapter 4. Further topics in industry and competitive analysis
Chapter 5. Analysing resources and capabilities
Chapter 6. Organisation structure and management systems: The fundamentals of strategy implementation

PART III BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE QUEST FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Chapter 7. The sources and dimensions of competitive advantage
Chapter 8. Industry evolution and strategic change
Chapter 9. Technology-based industries and the management of innovation
Chapter 10. Vertical integration and the scope of the firm

PART IV CORPORATE STRATEGY
Chapter 11. Global strategy and the multinational corporation
Chapter 12. Diversification strategy
Chapter 13. Implementing corporate strategy: Managing the multi-business firm
Chapter 14. External growth strategies: Mergers, acquisitions and alliances
Chapter 15. Current trends in strategic management

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