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Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization, 11th Edition

  • Michael A. Hitt Texas A&M University and Texas Christian University
  • R. Duane Ireland Texas A&M University
  • Robert E. Hoskisson Rice University
  • ISBN-10: 1285425170  |  ISBN-13: 9781285425177
  • 896 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
  • © 2015 | 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 Hoskisson's STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS AND CASES, Eleventh Edition, 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 video cases, CengageNOW™ online teaching and learning 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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  • 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 climate, environmental sustainability, emerging markets, 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.
  • "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. There are now four per chapter focused on the company or topics covered in the opening case, "Strategic Focus" boxes, and another major section of the chapter. Students link to the most current research and information about these organizations and topics using the Business Company and Resource Center (BCRC).
  • 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.
  • UNIQUE APPROACH INTEGRATES TODAY'S MOST POPULAR THEORETICAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS. Whereas 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: 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 2: STRATEGIC ACTIONS: STRATEGY FORMULATION.
4. Business-Level Strategy.
5. Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics.
6. Corporate-Level Strategy.
7. Merger and Acquisition Strategies.
8. International Strategy.
9. Cooperative Strategy.
Part 3: STRATEGIC ACTIONS: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION.
10. Corporate Governance.
11. Organizational Structure and Controls.
12. Strategic Leadership.
13. Strategic Entrepreneurship.
Part 4: CASES.
1: Ally Bank.
2: AstraZeneca.
3: Avon.
4: Black Canyon.
5: Blue Nile.
6: Campbell.
7: Chick-fil-A.
8: Chipotle.
9: Columbia Sportswear.
10: Common Ground.
11: Equal Exchange.
12: Facebook.
13: Glencore, Xstrata.
14: Harley-Davidson.
15: Herman Miller.
16: Itaipu Binacional.
17: J.C. Penney.
18: Kipp Schools.
19: Krispy Kreme.
20: Lockheed Martin.
21: Logitech.
22: lululemon.
23: Movie Exhibition Industry.
24: Phase Separation.
25: RIM.
26: Sirius.
27: Tata Motors.
28: TEOCO.
29: Tesla.
30: Yahoo!.

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. Companies and organizations highlighted include e*Trade, Sirius XM, Boyds Black Canyon Coffee, Herman Miller, Krispy Kreme, and many more. 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.
  • NEW CHAPTER OPENING CASES. These new cases set the stage for the engaging chapter topics.
  • 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.
  • NEW "EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE." Each chapter features a new experiential exercise that asks students to apply what they've learned in the chapter.
  • REVISED "VIDEO CASE." Each chapter features a video case that illustrates chapter concepts.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael A. Hitt

Michael Hitt is a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University and a Distinguished Research Fellow at Texas Christian University. Michael received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He has coauthored or coedited 26 books and authored or coauthored many journal articles. A recent article listed him as one of the 10 most cited authors in management over a 25-year period. The Times Higher Education 2010 listed him among the top scholars in economics, finance and management based on the number of highly cited articles he has authored. A recent article in the Academy of Management Perspectives lists him as one of the top two management scholars in terms of the combined impact of his work both inside (i.e., citations in scholarly journals) and outside of academia. He has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals and is a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal and a former coeditor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He received the 1996 Award for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Competitiveness and the 1999 Award for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness. He is a fellow in the Academy of Management and in the Strategic Management Society, a research fellow in the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is a former president of both the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society and a member of the Academy of Management's Journals' Hall of Fame. He received awards for the best article published in the Academy of Management Executive (1999), Academy of Management Journal (2000), the Journal of Management (2006), and the Family Business Review (2012).

R. Duane Ireland

R. Duane Ireland is a University Distinguished Professor and holder of 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, strategic entrepreneurship, and the informal economy, has been published in an array of journals. He has served as a member of multiple editorial review boards and is a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He has been a guest editor for 12 special issues of journals. He is a past president of the Academy of Management. Dr. Ireland is a fellow of the Academy of Management and a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He is a research fellow in the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and received an award in 1999 for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness. He received the Falcone Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award from Syracuse University in 2005, the USASBE Scholar in Corporate Entrepreneurship Award from USASBE in 2004, and the Riata Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar award from Oklahoma State University in 2014. He received awards for the best article published in Academy of Management Executive (1999), the Academy of Management Journal (2000), and the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship (2010). He received an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research from Texas A&M University (2012). In 2014, Dr. Ireland was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (a listing of the world's most influential researchers), and he was also listed as one of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds (a listing of the top cited researchers in science around the globe).

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. He has coauthored 26 books, including recent books on business strategic and competitive advantage. Professor Hoskisson has served on several editorial boards for such publications as the Strategic Management Journal (current Associate Editor), Academy of Management Journal (Consulting Editor), Journal of International Business Studies (Consulting Editor), Journal of Management (Associate Editor) and Organization Science. His research has appeared in over 130 publications, including the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Perspective, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, California Management Review, and the Journal of World Business. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and a 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 William G. Dyer Alumni award from 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 as Past President and is on the Executive Committee of Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society.