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Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

by Chris Carter, Stewart R Clegg and Martin Kornberger SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
09/2008
ISBN:
9781412947879
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
Price:
AU$39.99 NZ$40.86
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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively, and thought provoking account of strategy. It helps students come to grips with strategy’s key issues and broad debates and introduces them to the latest ideas that have not yet have been covered in the classroom.

Organized into three sections, concepts are made readily accessible as the authors first recap the history of strategy as an academic discipline, then evaluate major schools of strategic thought. They conclude by critiquing the latest developments in strategic research.

This book is essential reading for undergraduates and graduates studying strategy and for those who would like to revise and stretch their subject knowledge.

Once Upon A Time ª Planning the Future in Turbulent Environments Strategy = Understanding What's Outside the Firm Strategy = Understanding What's Inside the Firm Strategy Is Dead. Long Live Scenario Planning! Strategy = Emergence and Rational Planning Strategy Is What Strategists Do! Strategy as Practice Gaps, Rhetoric and Realities The Futures of Strategy

'I love this book...it is novel, punchy and extremely well written. It takes the pomposity out of strategic management, showing that strategy is everywhere and can really help with the complicated jargon. A great read, buy it!' - Cary L. Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health
Lancaster University Management School




'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessable, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - Andr+¬ Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies
Warwick Business School

Chris Carter is Professor of Management and Co-Director of Research at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Stewart Clegg is a Professor at the School of Managment, University of Technology Sydney. He is the author of a number of Management titles, including The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior and The SAGE Handbook of Power.
Martin Kornberger is an Associate Professor at the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney.