Understanding Strategic Management (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198859833

Anthony Henry
464 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2021
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'Understanding Strategic Management' is the ideal introduction to strategy for students who require a concise, informative and practical approach. The book's four-part structure defines the concept of strategy, before using the overarching strategic framework of analysis, formulation, and implementation to show how strategy can be used to develop a sustainable competitive advantage in business. The author conveys the realities of strategic management through diverse, international and contemporary examples, while Strategy in Focus boxes use examples from popular media to show strategic management issues at work in the headlines we read every day. A longer, integrated case study in every chapter ties together multiple strategic challenges that affect businesses large and small, public and private. Review and discussion questions then encourage students to be critical of the material and juxtapose alternative concepts and frameworks to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Students may extend their learning with additional material available as part of the online resources. Written by the author to build seamlessly on the book, Extension Material is signposted from every chapter, providing further depth on a specific topic where required. Multiple choice questions are also signposted at the end of every chapter, encouraging students to test their knowledge and understanding. The rounded approach, extensive examples, and additional resources make this book a balanced and accessible introduction for students taking their first steps into strategic management. The ebook offers a mobile experience and convenient access: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks The online resources include: For students: Internet exercises Glossary Extension material Working through strategy Multiple-choice questions Additional recommended resources For lecturers: Bank of additional case studies Additional discussion questions and prompts Test bank Further case material Answers to discussion questions PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book


Part One: What is Strategy?
1 What is strategy?
Part Two: Strategic Analysis
2 Evaluating the macro-environment
3 Industry analysis
4 The Internal Environment: value-creating activities
5 The Internal Environment: a resource-based view of strategy
Part Three: Strategy Formulation
6 Business strategy
7 Corporate strategy
8 International strategy
Part Four: Strategy Implementation
9 Organizational structures and strategic change
10 Strategic leadership
11 Corporate governance

About the author: 

Anthony E. Henry is a Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

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