Cover of: Readings in strategy and strategic planning | edited by Harry Costin.

Readings in strategy and strategic planning

Published by Dryden Press in Fort Worth .
Written in English.

About the Edition

The readings [in this management text] describe and illustrate diverse ways to conceptualize and apply strategy. The premise in the selection of the readings was that, given the rich literature on strategy in fields as diverse as military history, public policy, and business, important opportunities for conceptual cross-fertilization exist.... Part 1 includes excerpts from the well-known strategic classics by Sun Tzu and Clausewitz.... Part 2 introduces representative selections from some of the best-known business strategy authors and scholars.... Part 3 introduces the reader to the implementation of the process of strategic planning and to concepts that help us understand (describe) and frame (influence) the process.... Part 4 builds on the political dimension of strategic planning introduced in some of the readings in Part 3.... Part 5 introduces tools and models widely used in the process strategy formulation.... Part 6 focuses on strategic resources, [and] Part 7 explores international business strategies, impact of globalization, and attempts to speculate about likely future trends and their impact on businesses and individuals. -Pref.

Table of Contents

Classics on strategy: Art of war, strategic assessment / S. Tzu; On war, strategy / C. von Clausewitz
Defining strategy: How competitive forces shape strategy / M.E. Porter; Market driven strategy, managing in turbulent markets; / G. Day; Managing on the edge, the fit/split paradox / R.T. Pascale
Strategic planning: Six theories of planning, myths and realities / G. Benveniste; Strategic change, logical incrementalism / J.B. Quinn
Political strategy: Of secretaries to Princes / T.S. Axworthy; Toward a methodology of stakeholder analysis / T. Welsh and N. McGinn
Tools for strategic analysis and planning: Benchmarking, how to achieve effective goals and objectives / R.C. Camp; Strategic tools and techniques / R. Koch; Decision and planning tools / G.D. Hoffherr and N.W. Young
Sources of competitive advantage: Resource-based theory of competitive advantage, implications for strategy formulation / R.M. Grant; Time, the next source of competitive advantage / G. Stalk, Jr.
Global strategies and the future: Winning in global markets / R.M. Kanter; How competition for the future is different / G. Hamiel and C.K. Prahalad.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Dryden Press series in management


Dewey Decimal Class
658.4012 T

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xviii, 424 p.:
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