Strategy, Innovation, and Change: Challenges for Management

Hardcover | June 15, 2008

EditorRobert Galavan, John Murray, Costas Markides

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Any organization must ask three interrelated questions in order to develop its strategy: where are we, where do we want to be, and how will we get there? While the questions do not change over time, the realities and environments that companies face do. Given today's realities, how shouldcompanies answer these questions as they face the challenges of the 21st century?In this book, leading business school educators use their academic, yet managerially-relevant, research to explore these questions. They divide the book into three sections - Understand Your Situation, Develop Your Options, and Lead the Change - and take the reader through some of the latestthinking that helps answer these questions. All the authors have extensive international experience of working with senior managers and are well known academic researchers in their field. They present their ideas in a straightforward, lively, and purposeful way. Their goal is to inform, challenge,and provide practical advice and tools.The book serves as a guide to a range of contemporary business challenges, such as managing uncertainty, creating new markets through innovation, energizing people, leading clever people in organizations with limited hierarchy, and introducing radical change. The central focus is on the coreconcerns and responsibilities of senior management - strategy and leadership. Clear, crisp, and to the point, this book provides an invaluable and coherent summary of some of the best current business school thinking on contemporary challenges facing organizations. It will be an ideal guide for both MBAs and practicing managers.

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Any organization must ask three interrelated questions in order to develop its strategy: where are we, where do we want to be, and how will we get there? While the questions do not change over time, the realities and environments that companies face do. Given today's realities, how shouldcompanies answer these questions as they face...

Robert Galavan PhD is Director of the Centre for Business, Management and Innovation Studies at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. He is an accomplished executive education teacher, business consultant and an award winning researcher in the field of strategic leadership. He was previously head of Executive Education at th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Robert Galavan, Costas Markides, and John Murray: IntroductionUnderstand Your Situation2. Dermot McAleese and Gerard O'Brien: The Economics of Global Competition: Implications for Business3. Cliff Bowman and Richard Schoenberg: From Customer Understanding to Strategy Innovation: Practical Tools to Establish Competitive Positioning4. Rita McGrath: And the Winner Takes It All? Necessary Condidtions and Entry Strategies in Winner-Take-All Markets5. William Lawler: Understanding the Financial Footprint of Strategy6. Dave Ulrich: HR Dreams: Where Human Resource Management is Headed to Deliver Value7. John Murray: Services, Counsel, and Values: Managing Strategically in the Public SectorDevelop Your Options8. Sean Mehan and Willem Smit: The Rising Cost of Offering Valueless Propositions in a Connected World9. Kasra Ferdows: Managing Evolving Global Production Networks10. Don Sull: From Lines to Loops: An Iterative Approach to Strategy11. John Bessant: Opening up Strategic Space through Discontinuous Innovation12. Costas Markides: How to Create the Industries of the 21st CenturyLead The Change13. Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones: Leading in the Knowledge Economy14. Robert Galavan and John Cullen: The Leader's Prison15. Lynda Gratton: Nurturing Innovation Hot Spots16. Nada Kakabadse, Andrew Kakabadse, and Linda Lee-Davies: The Contrasting Faces of the Chairman of the Board17. Kathleen Riordan and Andrew McLoughlin: The Leader Negotiator18. Jay Conger: Gaining Strategic Advantage Through Talent Management