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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Strategic Management

ISBN 9781403904003
Publication Date April 2004
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Reflecting the challenges of formulating, implementing and monitoring strategy in practice, White's contemporary text discusses differing theories and approaches in the context of real-world experience. Readers are encouraged to conceptualize and generalize business problems and to confront philosophical issues without losing sight of practical aims.
Each chapter starts with a Key Strategic Challenge and sets the scene of a case study which is resolved at the end of the chapter. The text includes more than sixty Strategy in Action short case examples to illustrate how organizations apply strategy in practice along with fifteen long case studies for detailed analysis. Strategic Projects and Exploring Further sections encourage readers to investigate the subject more in detail.
Strategic Management:
* Acknowledges the complex reality of strategy in the real world showing students the challenges they will encounter when implementing strategy in practice.
* Provides a solid theoretical grounding in the subject enabling students to develop their own strategic approaches.
* Offers comprehensive and contemporary topic coverage reflecting current trends such as globalization, co-operative strategy and performance measurement.
* Includes separate chapters on Implementation, Monitoring and Risk Assessment reflecting the critical role of these issues within organizations.
* Provides a wide range of international case examples from well-known organizations in all regions of the world allowing students to see how strategy is implemented in practice and reflecting the global nature of strategy for multinational corporations.
Integrated web packages include:
* FOR STUDENTS: Additional long case studies, integrating case study, links to further resources, searchable glossary.
* FOR INTRUCTORS: Suggested teaching pathways and key themes, additional case study questions, comments on exercises and assignments within the text, powerpoint lecture presentations.
Visit www.palgrave.com/business/white for more information.

COLIN WHITE is a Professor in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. The school, which he established, has an international reputation, with links to over 100 universities worldwide, and offers teaching and training programs throughout Asia. Colin himself has worked at Leningrad University, the University of Wales, Swansea and, most recently at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. He also teaches regularly in China.

Prologue
PART I: INTRODUCING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Introducing Strategy and Strategy Making
Thinking and Acting Strategically
Adopting a Global Perspective
Reading an Uncertain Future
PART II: STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTS & COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
Identifying Opportunities and Risks
Reading the Competitive Environment
Analysing Resources, Capabilities and Core Competencies
Creating & Maintaining Competitive Advantage
Reducing Cost
Differentiating the Product
PART III: STRATEGIC DILEMMAS
Determining the Size of an Enterprise
Integrating the Strategists
When to Compete and when to Co-operate?
Managing Risk
Participating in the Global Economy
Part IV: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Formulating Strategy
Implementing Strategy
Monitoring Strategic Performance
Part V: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND AUDIT
Long Case Studies
Epilogue
Glossary
Bibliography
Company Index
Subject Index.

Reviews

Strategists looking to move away from conventionally structured approaches should welcome this book's innovative and dynamic structure. The discursive style and helpful but discreet highlighting of key concepts is effective...the extensive use of contemporary cases is appropriate for undergraduates and MBAs alike.' - Duncan Angwin, The Times Higher Education Supplement
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