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Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage

Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage - 16th edition

Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage - 16th edition

ISBN13: 9780073381244

ISBN10: 0073381241

Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage by Arthur A. Thompson, A.J. Stickland and John E. Gamble - ISBN 9780073381244
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 16TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
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Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage by Arthur A. Thompson, A.J. Stickland and John E. Gamble - ISBN 9780073381244

ISBN13: 9780073381244

ISBN10: 0073381241

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 16TH 08

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Overview:Thompson, Strickland and Gambles', CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 16e presents the latest research findings from the literature and cutting-edge strategic practices of companies have been incorporated to keep step with both theory and practice. The chapter content continues to be solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both the best academic thinking and the pragmatism of real-world strategic management. Known for its cases and teaching notes, CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY, 16e provides anunparalleled case line up.(1) 28 of the 31 cases are new to this edition, (2) The selection of cases is diverse, timely, and thoughtfully-crafted and complements the text presentation pushing students to apply the concepts and analytical tools they have read about. (3) Many cases involve high-profile companies. (4) And there's a comprehensive package of support materials that are a breeze to use, highly effective, and flexible enough to fit most any course design.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy
Introduction and Overview
What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important? p. 2
The Managerial Process of Crafting and Executing Strategy p. 18
Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
Evaluating a Company's External Environment p. 48
Analyzing a Company's Resources and Competitive Position p. 94
Crafting a Strategy
The Five Generic Competitive Strategies: Which One to Employ? p. 132
Supplementing the Chosen Competitive Strategy: Other Important Strategy Choices p. 160
Competing in Foreign Markets p. 194
Tailoring Strategy to Fit Specific Industry and Company Situations p. 230
Diversification: Strategies for Managing a Group of Businesses p. 266
Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility p. 316
Executing the Strategy
Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution p. 358
Managing Internal Operations: Actions That Facilitate Strategy Execution p. 388
Corporate Culture and Leadership: Keys to Good Strategy Execution p. 414
Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies
Costco Wholesale Corporation: Mission, Business Model, and Strategy
Shearwater Adventures Ltd
The Battle in Radio Broadcasting: XM vs. Sirius vs. Local Radio vs. Internet Radio
Competition in the Bottled Water Industry in 2006
Blue Nile, Inc.: World's Largest Online Diamond Retailer
Panera Bread Company
Coach Inc.: Is Its Advantage in Luxury Handbags Sustainable?
Nucor Corporation: Competing against Low-Cost Steel Imports
The YMCA of London, Ontario
Wild Oats Market, Inc.
Zune: Microsoft's Entry into the Digital Music Player Market
Skywest Inc. and the Regional Airline Industry
Competition in Video Game Consoles: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Battle for Supremacy
Electronic Arts in 2007: Can It Retain Its Global Lead in Video Game Software?
Sun Microsystems
Toyota's Strategy and Initiatives in Europe: The Launch of the Aygo
Econet Wireless International's Expansion Across Africa
Crafting Strategy in Diversified Companies
PepsiCo in 2007: Strategies to Increase Shareholder Value
Spectrum Brands' Diversification Strategy: A Success or a Failure?
Sara Lee Corporation: Retrenching to a Narrower Range of Businesses
Executing Strategy and Strategic Leadership
Robin Hood
Dilemma at Devil's Den
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Manpower Australia: Using Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard Effectively
Abercrombie & Fitch: An Upscale Sporting Goods Retailer Becomes a Leader in Trendy Apparel
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc
Ryanair: European Pioneer of Budget Airline Travel
Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
Monitoring Foreign Suppliers: The Challenge of Detecting Unethical Practices
Queensland Rainforest Resort
Smithfield Foods' Vertical Integration Strategy: Is It Environmentally Correct?
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