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The Strategy Reader

Susan Segal-Horn

Publisher: Blackwell, 1998 , 457 pages

ISBN: 0-631-20901-8

Keywords: Strategy


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Featuring many classic articles, the popular Strategy Reader provides a remarkable overview of continuing debates in the field of strategic management. It contains many of the classic readings including those by Porter, Mintzberg, Grant, Hamel, and Prahalad. The Strategy Reader will appeal to readers seeking to broaden their understanding of the strategic issues facing their organization.

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  • Introduction.
  • Part 1: What is Strategy?.
    • Introduction.
    1. Of strategies, deliberate and emergent
      Henry Mintzberg and James Waters
    2. Strategy as stretch and leverage
      Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
    3. Strategy as a language game
      Robert Eccles and Nitin Nohria
    4. What is strategy?
      Michael Porter
  • Part 2: The Role of Industry in Strategy?.
    • Introduction.
    1. How much does industry matter?
      Richard Rumelt
    2. Maturity is a state of mind
      Charles Baden-Fuller and John Stopford
    3. On the limits of a firm-based theory to explain business networks: the Western bias of neo-classical economics
      Nicole Woolsey Biggart and Gary Hamilton
    4. Regulation and standards policy: setting standards by committees and markets
      Peter Grindley
  • Part 3: The Resource-Based View of Strategy.
    • Introduction.
    1. The resource-based theory of competitive advantage: implications for strategy formulation
      Robert Grant
    2. Strategic assets and organizational rent
      Raphael Amit and Paul Schoemaker
    3. The core competence of the corporation
      C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel
  • Part 4: Connections Between Strategy, Structure and Process.
    • Introduction.
    1. The structuring of organizations
      Henry Mintzberg
    2. Configurations of strategy and structure: towards a synthesis
      Danny Miller
    3. Creating a sense of mission
      Andrew Campbell and Sally Yeung
    4. The leader's new work: building learning organizations
      Peter Senge
    5. Strategy: a cognitive perspective
      Kevin Daniels and Jane Henry
  • Part 5: Developing Corporate and International Strategy.
    • Introduction.
    1. Global strategy: an organizing framework
      Sumantra Ghoshal
    2. Beyond the M-form: towards a managerial theory of the firm
      Christopher Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal
    3. The internationalization of service firms
      Susan Segal-Horn
  • Part 6: Postscript.
    • Introduction.
    1. Perspectives on strategy
      Geoff Jones
    2. Management gurus: what makes them and how to become one
      Andrzej Huczynski


The Strategy Reader

by Roland Buresund last modified 2011-06-12 02:03

Rating: ****** (Decent)

School litterature, but well written and with a good coverage, even though I miss some critical views.

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