Strategy and Strategists

Paperback | April 11, 2012

byJames Cunningham, Brian Harney

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Strategy and Strategists provides an illuminating exploration of strategy and its implications for business. Adopting a critical and reflective approach, the authors guide the reader through the complexities of strategy, clearly presenting the conflicting viewpoints and arguments in thisexciting and fast-moving field. Business examples throughout the text elucidate strategy theory, providing future managers and executives with the awareness and knowledge necessary to test perspectives and draw their own conclusions. Linking literature to contemporary developments, this engaging textbook is invaluable reading forall students of strategy.Online Resource Centre:For Lecturers:* PowerPoint Slides * Teaching notes for mini-cases and end of chapter cases* Guide to answering questions on readings * Answers to discussion questions* Sample examination questions * All figures from the bookFor Students: * Multiple choice questions * Updates to the case studies* Annotated weblinks * Guidance to further readings

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Strategy and Strategists provides an illuminating exploration of strategy and its implications for business. Adopting a critical and reflective approach, the authors guide the reader through the complexities of strategy, clearly presenting the conflicting viewpoints and arguments in thisexciting and fast-moving field. Business examples...

James Cunningham is Director of Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at the J.E. Cairns School of Business, National University of Ireland, Galway. He is a senior lecturer in Strategic Management and has received a number of awards for his research including two best paper awards at the British Academy of Management Conference...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:850 pagesPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219710

ISBN - 13:9780199219711

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Table of Contents

Part One: Discovering strategy and strategists1. Discovering strategy2. Discovering strategists3. The dynamics of strategy formulation4. Thinking, acting and leading strategicallyPart Two: Foundations of advantage5. Value and purpose6. Market and resource based approachesPart Three: Routes to advantage7. Corporate and global strategy8. Business and bridging strategiesPart Four: Realizing advantage9. Levers for implementing strategy10. Interactions in implementing strategyPart Five: Sustaining advantage11. Culture and strategic change12. Strategic innovation and corporate entrepreneurshipPart Six: Rediscovering strategy and strategists13. Managing strategy in context14. The role of strategy agents

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"If you want students to really engage with the subject, understand where it is and how it got there then this is the perfect vehicle:. --Andy Adcroft, Senior Lecturer, Surrey University