Business & Economics

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 9e Text Only

Author: Robert M. Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119120837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 1709

Revised edition of the author's Contemporary strategy analysis, 2013.
Business & Economics

Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Text and Cases

Author: Robert M. Grant

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119941897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 842

View: 2440

Robert M. Grant combines a highly accessible writing style with a concentration on the fundamentals of value creation and an emphasis on practicality in this leading strategy text. In this new edition, he includes an even greater focus on strategy implementation that reflects the needs of firms to reconcile scale economies with entrepreneurial flexibility, innovation with cost efficiency, and globalization with local responsiveness. This edition also incorporates some of the key strategic issues of today including: post-financial crisis adjustment, the continuing rise of China, India and Brazil, and the increased emphasis on ethics and sustainability. Coverage is also provided on strategy in not-for-profit organizations. Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Text and Cases 8th Edition combines the text with an updated collection of 20 case studies. It is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students. Additional teaching resources are also available for instructors, including an instructor’s manual, case teaching notes, test bank, teaching slides, case video clips and extra cases. All of these resources can be accessed via the companion website:
Business & Economics

Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Text and Cases Edition

Author: Robert M. Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119120845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 776

View: 3592

Brings together the text with an updated collection of 20+ case studies Introduces students to the core concepts and principles of strategy Combines a rigorous approach to business strategy analysis with highly relevant examples of current practice Includes access to high quality case and author video clips

Accounting and Finance

An Introduction

Author: E. J. McLaney,Peter Atrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292204482

Category: Accounting

Page: 904

View: 8195

Accounting and Finance: An Introduction, now in its ninth edition, contains all the information you need to start your business career. With its use of practical techniques and real-world examples, this best-selling text teaches you the basics of understanding and using financial information.

Exploring Strategy Text and Cases

Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Patrick Regner,Kevan Scholes,Duncan Angwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292145129


Page: 824

View: 2743

With over one million copies sold worldwide, Exploring Strategy has long been the essential strategy text for managers of today and tomorrow. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, charities to government agencies, this book raises the big questions about organisations- how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. Texts and Cases also provides a wealth of extra case studies written by experts in the subject to aid and enrich your understanding. Examples are taken from events and organisations as diverse as Glastonbury, Mondelez and Formula 1 racing.
Business & Economics

Fundamentals of Strategy

Author: Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes,Richard Whittington,Patrick Regn_r,Duncan Angwin

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292209089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5393

From the author team of the market-leading text Exploring Strategy, comes a new edition of Fundamentals of Strategy. Designed to help student and business executives boost their academic and professional careers, Fundamentals of Strategy is the most concise and easy to follow overview of the fundamental issues and techniques of strategy. Fundamentals of Strategy, 4th edition · Delivers the essential concepts and techniques of strategy in a new 8 chapter structure. This allows additional space to unpack the fundamentals in depth, and at times more critically. · Revamped final chapter on ‘Strategy in action’, raising implementation issues such as organisational structure, management processes and strategic change · Covers up-to-date topics including business models, sustainability and entrepreneurial start-ups. · Engages the reader with real-world strategy problems and provides insights and strategy examples from a wide range of international organisations. · New and updated cases and illustrations featuring small and large organisations from profit and not-for-profit sectors and operating all over the world. · Links to online support material.
Business & Economics

Business Statistics

For Contemporary Decision Making

Author: Ken Black

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470931469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

View: 9585

Black's latest outstanding pedagogy of Business Statistics includes the use of extra problems called "Demonstration Problems" to provide additional insight and explanation to working problems, and presents concepts, topics, formulas, and application in a manner that is palatable to a vast audience and minimizes the use of "scary" formulas. Every chapter opens up with a vignette called a "Decision Dilemma" about real companies, data, and business issues. Solutions to these dilemmas are presented as a feature called "Decision Dilemma Solved." In this edition all cases and "Decision Dilemmas" are updated and revised and 1/3 have been replaced for currency. There is also a significant number of additional problems and an extremely competitive collection of databases (containing real data) on: international stock markets, consumer food, international labor, financial, energy, agribusiness, 12-year gasoline, manufacturing, and hospital.
Business & Economics

Adventures of an It Leader

Author: Robert D. Austin,Richard L. Nolan,Shannon O'Donnell

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422129500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 1820

Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.
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Strategic Management: Text and Cases

Author: Gregory Dess,Alan Eisner,G.T. (Tom) Lumpkin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073530413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

View: 1244

Strategic Management: Text and Cases, Fifth Edition, by the prestigious authors Dess/Lumpkin/Eisner provide solid treatment of traditional topics in strategic management as well as thorough coverage of contemporary topics such as digital & internet strategies, innovation & corporate entrepreneurship, knowledge management, and intellectual assets. The text is rounded off by rich, relevant, and teachable cases. This text’s accessible writing style and wealth of new and updated illustrations, which clarify the most difficult topics, make this text the best resource for your students. The new case selections emphasize variety, currency, and familiar company names. The cases are up-to-date in terms of both financial data and strategic issues. This group of cases gives both instructors and students unparalleled quality and variety. Based on consistent reviewer feedback, these selections combine comprehensive and shorter length cases about well known companies.
Business & Economics

Business Decision Making

Author: Alan J. Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351346857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3804

Originally published in 1981. Risk is a problem which all business decision makers have to cope with. The problem is not insurmountable, however, as there now exist well-established techniques for minimising risk and for calculating which of various available options is the optimal one to pursue. This book outlines and discusses these techniques and the theories behind them. Unlike many economic theories which only rarely have any practical applications, the techniques put forward in this book can be used by real businessmen to solve real business problems. The book concentrates on decision-making in two main areas: the allocation of a firm’s resources and the selection of new investments; and the techniques and theories discussed fall into three broad groups: linear programming, decision theory and capital market theory. Intended as an advanced undergraduate textbook for students taking business economics or managerial economics courses, this valuable book will interest specialists and students involved in management studies, microeconomics, strategic planning, operational research, accounting and MBA programmes.
Business & Economics

Up the Organization

How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits

Author: Robert C. Townsend,Warren Bennis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3383

Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), and The Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management. 1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend’s bestseller first among eighty books that “every manager must read.” This commemorative edition offers a new generation the benefit of Robert Townsend’s timeless wisdom as well as reflections on his work and life by those who knew and worked with him. This groundbreaking book continues to remind us not to get mired in all those sacred organizational routines that stifle people and strangle both profits and profitability. He shows a way to humanize business and a way to have fun while making it all work better than it ever worked before.
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Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies

Author: John Adair

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749458909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 924

Managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that the best decisions are taken, problems are solved in the optimum way, and the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies it explains key concepts such as: how the mind works, the principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills and how to develop their thinking skills in the future.
Business & Economics

Strategic Analysis

A Creative and Cultural Industries Perspective

Author: Jonathan Gander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317289471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4641

Though their primary concern, organizations in the creative industries don’t only succeed or fail based on the exercise of their creative resources. Their fortunes also depend on their understanding and approach to the problem of competition.?? In Strategic Analysis: A creative and cultural industries perspective, Jonathan Gander offers a much needed introduction to how the practice of strategic thinking and analysis can be applied to this diverse and dynamic field. The book employs a range of competitive scenarios and case studies in which to practically apply a recommended set of analytical frameworks and examine the strategic challenge facing the enterprise and the wider sector. This concise and practical text focuses on providing a clear series of steps through which to identify and tackle strategic issues facing an enterprise, making it perfect reading for students and practitioners in the creative sector who seek a strategic understanding of the competition they are involved in.
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Contemporary Strategic Management

An Australasian Perspective

Author: Robert M. Grant,Robert Butler,Stuart Orr,Peter A. Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781118362556

Category: Business planning

Page: 520

View: 8492

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake -Napoleon Bonaparte Most of my success has come down to basic concepts and good preparation -Mark Bouris If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete -Jack Welch The 2nd edition of CSM: Aus Perspective takes Robert Grant's razor sharp focus on competitive advantage and applies it in a concise, engaging and accessible format for students in Australia, New Zealand and our neighbouring region. By eschewing excessive theoretical models, the adapting author team have refined the 2nd edition to present clear, comprehensive coverage of core topics and concepts in business strategy. With a focus on globalisation, ethics, sustainability and the rise of social media, the 2nd edition contests real world examples and insightful grounding theory with equal aplomb. The diversity of the new accompanying cases attests to the philosophy of the Australasian edition. From the evolution of Facebook to the grounding of Qantas; the ferocity of Australian supermarket wars to controversial Chinese bids for NBN contracts, students will relish the opportunity to analyse all types of organisations 7F 13 including the public sector 7F 13 with a view to strategically defining their own professional futures.
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Organizational Behavior

Securing Competitive Advantage

Author: John A. Wagner III,John R. Hollenbeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

View: 6884

The management of organizational behavior is a critically important source of competitive advantage in today’s organizations. Every organization’s members share a constellation of skills, abilities, and motivations that differentiates it from every other firm. To gain advantage, managers must be able to capitalize on these individual differences as jobs are designed, teams are formed, work is structured, and change is facilitated. This textbook, now in its second edition, provides its readers with the knowledge required to succeed as managers under these circumstances. In this book, John Wagner and John Hollenbeck make the key connection between theory and practice to help students excel as managers charged with the task of securing competitive advantage. They present students with a variety of helpful learning tools, including: Coverage of the full spectrum of organizational behavior topics Managerial models that are based in many instances on hundreds of research studies and decades of management practice Introductory mini-cases and current examples throughout the the text to help students contextualize organizational behavior theory and understand its application in today's business world The ideal book for undergraduate and graduate students of organizational behavior, Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage is written to motivate exceptional student performance and contribute to their lasting managerial success.
Business & Economics

Exploring Strategy

Author: Gerry Johnson,Richard Whittington,Kevan Scholes

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273737025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 773

View: 3531

This title includes coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalization, mergers, innovation and entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy and diversification. It is written for students of strategic management at all levels.
Business & Economics

The Legal Environment of Business: Text and Cases

Author: Frank B. Cross,Roger LeRoy Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305967305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

View: 9536

THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS is the #1 text for this course--setting the standard by delivering comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge coverage in an interesting and accessible format. Its recipe for success includes the same black letter law flavor as its market-leading counterpart, BUSINESS LAW by Clarkson, Miller, and Cross, but with a specific focus on current topics such as ethics, government regulation, and administrative law. The cases, content, and features of the exciting new Tenth Edition have been thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in the business law environment. An excellent assortment of cases ranges from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions, and ethical, global, e-commerce, digital, and corporate themes are integrated throughout. In addition, numerous critical-thinking exercises challenge students to apply what they have learned to real-world issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business & Economics

Strategic Compensation

A Human Resource Management Approach

Author: Joseph J. Martocchio

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134322975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 6009

For courses in Human Resource Management. Connecting Art and Science in Compensation Practices Strategic Compensation: A Human Resource Management Approach demonstrates the art and science of compensation practice and its role in a company’s competitive advantage. Through focused activities and supporting course material, readers build a solid foundation to become proficient compensation professionals. The Ninth Edition focuses on the context of compensation practice, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, the challenges of compensating key strategic employee groups, and pay and benefits around the world, preparing readers to assume the roles of successful compensation professionals. Also Available with MyManagementLab® This title is available with MyManagementLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyManagementLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyManagementLab search for: 0134304217 / 9780134304212 Strategic Compensation: A Human Resource Management Approach Plus MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: 0134320549 / 9780134320540 Strategic Compensation: A Human Resource Management Approach 0134320573 / 9780134320571 MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Strategic Compensation: A Human Resource Management Approach
Business & Economics

Radical Innovation

How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts

Author: Richard Leifer

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875849034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 4040

Based on evidence from a five-year, real time study of twelve radical innovation projects within ten major corporations - including General Electric, IBM, Nortel Networks, DuPont, and Texas Instruments - this book addresses seven managerial challenges large companies face in creating and sustaining radical innovation.
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International Business

Competing in the Global Marketplace

Author: Charles W. L. Hill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780077140656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 747

View: 2850

'International Business' addresses the strategic, structural and functional implications of international business in firms around the world.