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Essentials of Strategic Management 3rd Edition

Charles W. L. Hill, Gareth R. Jones

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009, 2008
  • 432 Pages

Overview

Thorough yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, Third Edition, is a brief version of the authors' market-leading text STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH. Following the same framework as the larger book, ESSENTIALS helps students identify and focus on core concepts in the field in a more succinct, streamlined format. Based on real-world practices and current thinking, the text's presentation of strategic management features an increased emphasis on the "business model" concept as a way of framing the issues of competitive advantage. Cutting-edge research, new strategic management theory, and a hands-on approach allow students to explore major topics in management, including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics. In addition, a high-quality case program examines small, medium, and large companies--both domestic and international--so that students gain experience putting chapter concepts into real-world practice in a variety of scenarios.

Charles W. L. Hill, University of Washington

Charles W. L. Hill is the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Business at the University of Washington Business School in Seattle. His research interests focus on competition and competitive analysis, corporate strategy, international business, organizational structure, and corporate governance. Dr. Hill has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and has served on the editorial boards of several top tier journals, including the Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal. He also is the author of a successful international business textbook. An active consultant, Dr. Hill has worked with numerous companies. He has worked with Microsoft for almost 20 years and continues to be active within that organization. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Gareth R. Jones,

Gareth R. Jones received his PhD from the University Of Lancaster, England, and he is trained in Economics and Organizational Theory and Behavior. His research interests include organizational design for performance, the evolution of business, and corporate-level strategy. Dr. Jones has published articles in all the major management journals and is co-author of several textbooks.
  • New "Ethical Dilemma" features real-world ethical concerns facing today's business managers and asks students to make managerial decisions while considering chapter concepts and business integrity on such topics as management restructuring, outsourcing, talent recruiting, achieving corporate objectives, and maintaining competitive advantage.
  • New "Strategy in Action" cases contain up-to-date topics and research and help students see the business concepts in action at real-world companies.
  • Ten new author-written cases at the end of the text feature companies such as Apple, McDonald's, GM, Dell, and IBM.
  • A running case featuring Wal-Mart illustrates key topics in the context of the company's strategy and performance. The ongoing case enables students to continue building on their knowledge and skills as they apply chapter concepts to an organization with which they are familiar.
  • "Strategy in Action" boxes examine how the management theory covered in the text can be applied to real-world situations--enabling students to immediately apply what they learn to actual organizations.
  • Practicing Strategic Management is a guided two-pronged project aimed at enhancing student group collaboration and researching capabilities. The first activity is a group exercise asking students to explore and report on such concepts as developing effective competitive strategies, control systems, acquisition planning, and managerial structures. Then, Exploring the Web activities ask students to research online and report on specific companies such as 3M, Boeing, Google, and Motorola.
  • Closing Cases conclude each chapter with a brief case that can be used for further analysis of chapter issues. Each case has been chosen to reflect contemporary issues and problems in strategic management. Accompanying discussion questions encourage students to consider how managers approach real problems in today's market.
  • Ten expanded end-of-text cases focus on specific strategic management topics and present extensive applicable teaching opportunities. Students can collect additional information on the companies in these cases as a way to add up-to-the-minute currency to the analysis and to understand how managers use data to increase competitive advantage and performance.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.
1. The Strategy-Making Process.
2. Stakeholders, the Mission, Governance, and Business Ethics.
Part II: THE NATURE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
3. External Analysis: The Identification of Opportunities and Threats.
4. Building Competitive Advantage.
Part III: BUILDING AND SUSTAINING LONG-RUN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
5. Business-Level Strategy and Competitive Positioning.
6. Strategy in the Global Environment.
7. Corporate-Level Strategy and Long-Run Profitability.
Part IV: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION.
8. Strategic Change: Implementing Strategies to Build and Develop a Company.
9. Implementing Strategy through Organizational Design.
Part V: Cases.
Apple in 2008.
SGI versus Dell.
The Home Video Game Industry.
McDonalds and Its Critics: 1973-2009.
The Global Auto Industry.
GM in 2009.
IKEA.
Rise of IBM.
Fall of IBM.
IBM in 2009.

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