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Strategy: Theory and Practice 2ed (Paperback and eBook)

by Stewart Clegg, Jochen Schweitzer, Andrea Whittle and Christos Pitelis Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781473938458
Format:
Kit 616 pages
Price:
AU$114.00 NZ$120.87
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Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporaty ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice.


 


Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenants, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures.


 


The key areas of Strategy  take on a critical slant in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy.


 


The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complimented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style.


Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management.


 


*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

1. Strategy: Theory & Practice – An Introduction
2. Strategy, Competitive Forces and Positioning
3. Strategy, Resources and Capabilities
4. Strategy and Innovation
5. Strategy: Make or Buy?
6. Strategy and Alliances
7. Strategy: Going Global
8. Strategy and Corporate Governance
9. Strategy as Process
10. Strategy as Practice
11. Strategy and Organizational Politics
12. Strategy and Strategic Change
13. The Futures of Strategic Management

A timely book, impressive in its scope, authoritative in its analysis, and wonderfully written. An extremely enjoyable intellectual journey into many of the intricate aspects of strategy. A must read for all serious students of strategy.
Stewart R Clegg - University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.    


Jochen Schweitzer - University of Technology, Sydney


Jochen Schweitzer is a researcher, educator, business writer and management adviser based at the University of Technology, Sydney. With extensive professional experience and as a scholar he offers both a scientific and a practical perspective on questions of strategic management, innovation, collaboration and the management of creative organisations.


Andrea Whittle - Newcastle University Business School, UK Christos Pitelis - Brunel Business School