Strategic Management:: Theory and Application by Adrian HaberbergStrategic Management:: Theory and Application by Adrian Haberberg

Strategic Management:: Theory and Application

byAdrian Haberberg, Alison Rieple

Paperback | April 14, 2008

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Strategic Management: Theory and Application is an undergraduate student-focused text which provides an emphasis on skills development. The features provided throughout the book promote the development of critical thinking, analytical rigour and creativity skills. The text is structured toinclude a variety of learning features including real-life applications, four running cases, what can go wrong boxes, theoretical debates, using evidence, creative strategising, end-of-chapter cases and longer cases. These place emphasis on realism through recent, illustrative examples of what cango wrong with even the most well-conceived strategies as well as demonstrating the relevance of the theory to real-life practice. The balanced approach to theory and application summarises relevant economic, sociological and organisation-theoretic concepts, without attempting to artificially forcethese into inappropriate theoretical 'boxes'. With a highly accessible writing style, this text it is an invaluable learning tool for all students in this area.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre (ORC) accompanying this textbook provides all the teaching and learning materials needed to support each chapter, removing the need for lecturers to look for additional seminar and text materials, and giving students the resources they need to check and build upon theirunderstanding.The Lecturer section features answers to case study and end-of-chapter questions, seminar activities, PowerPoint slides and a test bank to aid lecturers' teaching. The suite of video clips matching the core concepts explored in the book helps bring the subject to life and adds a useful teaching toolto the textbook package.The Student section comprises multiple-choice questions, web-links a flashcard glossary and exercises to help students test their own understanding.
Adrian Haberberg is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Westminster's Westminster Business School. He has a PhD in Ismorphism in Strategic Decision-Making from CASS Business School. His other research interests include the relationship between organisational resources and competitive advantage and the food ret...
Title:Strategic Management:: Theory and ApplicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 7.44 × 9.69 × 1.38 inPublished:April 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199216460

ISBN - 13:9780199216468


Table of Contents

Part One: Core Concepts1. Strategy and the Organization2. What is Strategic Management?Part Two: Assessing Fit and Distinctiveness3. Understanding the Influence of the Environment4. Distinctiveness (1): Competitive Stance5. Distinctiveness (2): Scope, Scale and Diversity6. Distinctiveness (3): The Value ChainPart Three: The Sustainability of Advantage7. The Resource-based View of the Firm8. Architecture, Structure and Culture9. The Management of Complex Organization10. Knowledge, Learning and InnovationPart Four: From Strategic Analysis to Strategy Formulation11. Assessing Strategic Failure and Success12. Options and Strategic Methods13. Strategies in Profit-making Contexts14. Strategies in International Contexts15. Strategies Where Profit is Not the Main ObjectivePart Five: Strategy Implementation16. Effecting Change17. Making Strategy Happen

Editorial Reviews

"The case studies used are up-to-date, relevant and appropriate. The level is pitched correctly to promote critical thinking and academic rigour. Overall each chapter provides a good balanced and comprehensive approach to theory." --Martyn Kendrick, DeMontfort University