Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization, 9th Edition

  • Michael A. Hitt Texas A&M University
  • R. Duane Ireland Texas A&M University
  • Robert E. Hoskisson Rice University
  • ISBN-10: 1439042306
  • ISBN-13: 9781439042304
  • 920 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
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Introduce your students to strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the most complete, relevant presentation. Written by highly respected experts and prestigious instructors, Hitt, Ireland and Hoskissons, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS AND CASE, 9E provides an intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management today. This unique text is the only one that integrates the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give students a complete understanding of how today's businesses use strategic management to establish a sustained competitive advantage. The authors combine the latest, cutting-edge research and strategic management trends with ideas from some of today's most prominent scholars. A strong global focus and carefully selected examples from more than 600 emerging and established companies place ideas into context within an inviting, practical presentation. A wealth of learning features, experiential exercises and more than 30 all-new compelling cases examine a broad range of critical issues confronting managers today. Engaging updated video cases, CengageNOW online teaching tools, and a complete electronic business library help keep issues current and relevant. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION provides the solid understanding your students need to effectively apply strategic management tools and techniques to increase performance and their organization's competitive advantage.


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  • EXPERT AUTHOR TEAM OFFERS FIRST-HAND INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S MANAGEMENT -- As prestigious, active instructors and widely acknowledged experts in strategic management, these authors are able to share unique, first-hand insights into the use of strategic management tools, techniques and concepts in business today. The authors use their experience to build a strong foundation from classic as well as contemporary research.
  • PROVEN LEARNING FEATURES AND READABLE PRESENTATION INSPIRES LEARNING -- This edition establishes a new standard for presenting strategic management knowledge. Fresh content throughout numerous learning features, such as "Strategic Focus" examples from leading international companies and "Strategy Right Now" callouts clearly connect insightful research with applications. Learning aids, including Knowledge Objectives, Chapter Summaries, and Review Questions, further ensure student comprehension.
  • NEW AND ENHANCED EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES SUPPORT LEARNING WITH HANDS-ON PRACTICE -- Students gain valuable practice applying critical concepts and working with strategic management tools that will be useful throughout their business careers. Two fresh, hands-on Experiential Exercises in each chapter encourage active learning as students face a variety of challenges requiring them to apply some part of the strategic management process.
  • STREAMLINED, INVITING PRESENTATION SPEAKS TO TODAY'S STUDENT --
  • UNIQUE APPROACH INTEGRATES TODAY'S MOST POPULAR THEORETICAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS -- While other books emphasize either the theory of industrial-organization economics or the resource-based view of the firm, this is the only book that carefully integrates both of these theoretical perspectives for a complete presentation that explains the strategic management process and its application in all types of organizations.

What's New

  • 30 NEW CASES AND THE MOST RECENT RESEARCH REFLECT TODAY'S CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS -- Up-to-date research and current findings as well as 30 new cases focus on a variety of topics, organizational settings, and industries to ensure course material is directly relevant to students. Cases exemplify how actual national and international organizations use strategic management processes to outperform rivals. Exceptionally detailed Case Notes, including full financial analyses and tutorials for many cases, ensure dynamic instruction.
  • THIS EDITION EXAMINES THE IMPACT OF CURRENT GLOBAL EVENTS AND STRATEGIC TRENDS -- Give your students a better understanding of today's important current trends, contemporary events and their impact on strategic management. Expanded coverage addresses the recent global economic crisis, environmental sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global strategy, cultural diversity, and similar topics prompting dynamic class discussion and a practical focus that engages students. This continues to be the only book in the market with a separate chapter devoted to strategic entrepreneurship.
  • ALL-NEW VIDEO CASE EXERCISES ENHANCE THE LEARNING VALUE OF PROVEN CASES -- New Video Case Exercises, now included at the end of each chapter, directly correspond to the book’s Fifty Lessons video collection. These engaging exercises demonstrate how the concepts students are learning in the book correspond to the ideas and actions of captivating individuals and companies highlighted in the videos.
  • NEW "STRATEGIC FOCUS" FEATURES SCRUTINIZE REAL STRATEGY LEADERS IN ACTION -- Fresh, new "Strategic Focus" segments in this edition instantly emphasize the relevance of key concepts as students examine interesting, international strategy leaders from today's business world and the actual decisions they've implemented. Students explore how these decisions have impacted business strategy.
  • "STRATEGY RIGHT NOW" HIGHLIGHTS STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN USE TODAY -- "Strategy Right Now" features in each chapter highlight how companies are effectively using a strategic management tool, technique or concept examined in the chapter. Others expand upon one of the chapter's topics, from Wal-Mart’s tailored financial services solution -- the MoneyCard -- to the explosive popularity of Twitter and other social media and networking services. Students link to the most current research and information about these organizations using the Business Company and Resource Center (BCRC).

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Table of Contents

Part I: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INPUTS.
1. Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness.
2. The External Environment: Opportunities, Threats, Industry Competition, and Competitor Analysis.
3. The Internal Organization: Resources, Capabilities, Core Competencies, and Competitive Advantages.
Part II: STRATEGIC ACTIONS: STRATEGY FORMULATION.
4. Business-Level Strategy.
5. Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics.
6. Corporate-Level Strategy.
7. Acquisition and Restructuring Strategies.
8. International Strategy.
9. Cooperative Strategy.
Part III: STRATEGIC ACTIONS IMPLEMENTATION.
10. Corporate Governance.
11. Organizational Structure and Controls.
12. Strategic Leadership.
13. Strategic Entrepreneurship.
Part IV: CASES.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Michael A. Hitt

Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He has more than 260 publications including 26 co-authored or co-edited books. He has been recognized as one of the ten most cited scholars in management over a 25-year period in an article published in the 2008 volume of the Journal of Management. His books include those focused on down scoping, mergers and acquisitions as well as COMPETING FOR ADVANTAGE, 2nd Edition (South-Western, 2008); and UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY, 2nd Edition (South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009). He is co-editor of numerous management, organization, strategy and development books. He has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, and Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences. In addition, he has served as Consulting Editor and Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is currently a co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is the current past president of the Strategic Management Society and is a past president of the Academy of Management. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Management and in the Strategic Management Society. He received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and is an Honorary Professor and Honorary Dean at Xi'an Jiao Tong University. He has been acknowledged with several awards for his scholarly research and he received the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management. He has received best paper awards for articles published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, and Journal of Management.

R. Duane Ireland

R. Duane Ireland is University Distinguished Professor and holds the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership in the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He teaches strategic management courses at all levels. He has more than 200 publications. His research, which focuses on diversification, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and strategic entrepreneurship, has been published in ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, HUMAN RELATIONS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, and JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES. His recently published books include UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY; ENTREPRENEURSHIP: SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHING NEW VENTURES; and COMPETING FOR ADVANTAGE. He is serving or has served as a member of the editorial review boards for a number of journals, including ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STRATEGY, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES, and EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. He recently completed a term as editor of the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. He has completed terms as an associate editor for ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, as an associate editor for ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, and as a consulting editor for ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. He has co-edited special issues of ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, and ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS (forthcoming).

Robert E. Hoskisson

Robert E. Hoskisson is the George R. Brown Chair of Strategic Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Hoskisson's research topics focus on corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and international diversification, and cooperative strategy. He teaches courses in corporate and international strategic management, cooperative strategy, and strategy consulting. Dr. Hoskisson's research has appeared in more than 120 publications, including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Executive, and others. He has co-authored 26 books, including recent books on business strategic and competitive advantage. He is currently Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. He also serves on the Editorial Review board for the Academy of Management Journal. He has served on editorial boards for Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and others. He is Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Professor at Xi¿an Jiao Tong University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and charter member of the Academy of Management Journal's Hall of Fame. He is also a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and has received awards from the American Society for Competitiveness and the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University. He completed three years of service as Representative-at-Large for the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and currently serves on Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society.