August 27, 2016

Crafting and Executing Strategy: Concepts and Readings -20th Edition - Thompson, Gamble and Strickland - Book Information

Crafting and Executing Strategy: Concepts and Readings


By Arthur Thompson and A. J. Strickland III and John Gamble
Copyright: 2016, Mcgraw Hill
Publication Date: January 19, 2015

Crafting and Executing Strategy: Concepts and Readings
Table of Contents 

PART 1 Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy

Section A: Introduction and Overview
1 What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?  Summary by NRao
2  Charting a Company’s Direction: Its Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Strategy - Smmary by NRao

Section B: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
3 Evaluating a Company’s External Environment - Summary by NRao
4 Evaluating a Company’s Resources, Capabilities, and Competitiveness

Section C: Crafting a Strategy
5 The Five Generic Competitive Strategies
6 Strengthening a Company’s Competitive Position
7 Strategies for Competing in International Markets
8 Corporate Strategy
9 Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategy

Section D: Executing the Strategy
10 Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution
11 Managing Internal Operations
12 Corporate Culture and Leadership

PART 2 Readings in Crafting and Executing Strategy

Section A: What Is Strategy and How Is the Process of Crafting and Executing Strategy Managed?
1 The Perils of Bad Strategy
2 The Role of the Chief Strategy Officer
3 Managing the Strategy Journey
4 The Balanced Scorecard in China: Does It Work?

Section B: Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies
5 Competing in Network Markets: Can the Winner Take All?
6 BlackBerry Forgot to Manage the Ecosystem R-357 Dynamic Capabilities: Routines versus Entrepreneurial Action
8 Meta-SWOT: Introducing a New Strategic Planning Tool
9 Are You Ready for the Digital Value Chain?
10 Limits to Growing Customer Value: Being Squeezed Between the Past and the Future
11 Organizational Ambidexterity: Balancing Strategic Innovation and Competitive Strategy in the Age of Reinvention
12 Pioneering and First Mover Advantages: The Importance of Business Models
13 Adding Value through Offshoring

Section C: Crafting Strategy in International and Diversified Companies
14 Reverse Innovation: A Global Growth Strategy That Could Pre-empt Disruption at Home
15 How Emerging Giants Can Take on the World
16 Why Conglomerates Thrive (Outside the U.S.)
17 Diversification: Best Practices of the Leading Companies

Section D: Strategy, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
18 Pragmatic Business Ethics
19 Leaders as Stewards

Section E: Executing Strategy
20 Attract Top Talent
21 Building Superior Capabilities for Strategic Sourcing
22 How Collaboration Technologies Are Improving Process, Workforce, and Business Performance
23 The ROI of Employee Recognition
24 The Critical Few: Components of a Truly Effective Culture
25 How Strategists Lead

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