Higher Education

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach, 10th Edition

  • Charles W. L. Hill University of Washington
  • Gareth R. Jones
  • ISBN-10: 1133485707  |  ISBN-13: 9781133485704
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.25
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

This leading strategy text presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Charles Hill and Gareth Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the Tenth Edition of Strategic Management features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • WRITE EXPERIENCE 2.0 WRITING TOOL FOR STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT -- Cengage Learning's Write Experience is a new technology that is the first in higher education to offer students the opportunity to improve their writing and analytical skills without adding to your workload. Offered through an exclusive agreement with Vantage Learning, creator of the software used for GMAT essay grading, Write Experience evaluates students' answers to a select set of assignments for writing for voice, style, format, and originality. For more information about this unique course solution, contact your local sales representative or visit www.cengage.com/writeexperience.Better Writing. Better Outcomes. Write Experience.
  • Opening Cases begin each chapter and build the foundation for student comprehension in each chapter.
  • "Focus on Dell" feature puts the spotlight on Dell's strategic operations throughout every chapter.
  • Strategy in Action features highlight key organizations implementing chapter-specific strategic management processes.
  • Ethical dilemma exercises end each chapter and provide a comprehensive look at the chapter concepts and ask students to consider ethical ramifications of management decisions.
  • Closing Cases end each chapter and provide in-class discussion opportunities.
  • The end of text cases selected for the full version of this edition can be used with the Theory-only version via the new CengageNOW product. These cases will appeal to students and professors alike, both because these cases are intrinsically interesting and because of the number of strategic management issues they illuminate. The organizations discussed in the cases range from large, well-known companies, for which students can do research to update the information, to small, entrepreneurial businesses that illustrate the uncertainty and challenge of the strategic management process. The selections include many international cases, and most of the other cases contain some element of global strategy. Used within the new CengageNOW product, these cases become assignable and auto-gradable both as guided cases, and traditional cases.

Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.
1. Strategic Leadership: Managing the Strategy-Making Process for Competitive Advantage.
2. External Analysis: The Identification of Opportunities and Threats.
Part 2: THE NATURE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
3. Internal Analysis: Distinctive Competencies, Competitive Advantage, and Profitability.
4. Building Competitive Advantage Through Functional-Level Strategy.
Part 3: STRATEGIES.
5. Building Competitive Advantage Through Business-Level Strategy.
6. Business-Level Strategy and the Industry Environment.
7. Strategy and Technology.
8. Strategy in the Global Environment.
9. Corporate-Level Strategy: Horizontal Integration, Vertical Integration, and Strategic Outsourcing.
10. Corporate-Level Strategy: Formulating and Implementing Related and Unrelated Diversification.
Part 4: IMPLEMENTING STRATEGY.
11. Corporate Performance, Governance, and Business Ethics.
12. Implementing Strategy in Companies that Compete in a Single Industry.
13. Implementing Strategy in Companies that Compete Across Industries and Countries.

What's New

  • THIS EDITION INCLUDES A FULL CengageNOW OPTION -- This robust, online course management system gives you more control in less time and delivers better student outcomes -- NOW. CengageNOW includes teaching and learning resources organized around lecturing, creating assignments, grading, quizzing, and tracking student progress and performance. Flexible assignment options include BizLX simulations, Video Cases, Experiential Exercises, & Case Analysis questions (including full cases). Automatic grading and a gradebook option provide more control while saving you valuable time. A Personalized Study diagnostic tool empowers students to master concepts, prepare for exams, and become more involved in class. CengageNOW can work with your current course management system, and in many cases can be integrated with your current course management system to provide a thorough experience for your students!
  • New CourseMate -- Engaging, trackable, and affordable, this new CourseMate website offers a dynamic way to bring course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support this printed edition of the text. Watch student comprehension soar with all-new flash cards and BizLX mini simulations, streaming videos, quizzes and more in this textbook-specific website. A complete e-book provides you with the choice of an entire online learning experience. Students will also have access to our unique Career Transitions site through Coursemate, as well as our unique KnowNOW Blog which delivers current events with discussion questions. The Engagement Tracker tool, when used, provides you with the ability to identify at-risk students while it's still early enough to help, and also allows you to see what resources your student find most valuable. It goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!
  • "Focus on Dell" feature puts the spotlight on Dell's strategic operations throughout every chapter.
  • New ethical exercises in the end of chapter ask students to consider ethical ramifications of management decisions.
  • A new focus on technology with the Strategy Sign-On end of chapter feature allows students to complete research projects and maintain a Strategic Management portfolio.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133485723 | ISBN-13: 9781133485728)

Prepare tomorrow's managers today with the help of this convenient Instructor's Resource CD. You will save time with all of the electronic teaching resources and student learning tools at your fingertips, including the Instructor's Resource Manual, PowerPoint® slides, ExamView and Word Test Bank files, Case Notes and DVD Guide. All content has been updated to match the changes to the 10e text, including new PowerPoint slides, testbank, and Case Notes, and a revised Instructor's Manual and DVD Guide.

DVD  (ISBN-10: 113348574X | ISBN-13: 9781133485742)

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CengageNOW with Cengage Learning Write Experience 2.0 Powered by MyAccess, Business and Company Resource Center, One Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285058410 | ISBN-13: 9781285058412)

Succeed in your management course with CengageNOW, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. You’ll also receive access to Write Experience 2.0, an innovative system that scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence.

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CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359722X | ISBN-13: 9781133597223)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133485553 | ISBN-13: 9781133485551)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including lecture outlines, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to accompany this edition.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133495273 | ISBN-13: 9781133495277)

Jumpstart your course with rich content that's specific to STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT in this Course Management System. Full instructor and student support includes interactive course materials, including lecture outlines, discussion items, quizzes, and flashcards. All content has been updated to accompany this edition.

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Business and Company Resource Center User's Guide (with Access Code)  (ISBN-10: 0759347956 | ISBN-13: 9780759347953)

Put a complete business library at your fingertips with The Business & Company Resource Center. The BCRC is a premier online business research tool that allows you to seamlessly search thousands of periodicals, journals, references, financial information, industry reports, company histories and much more.

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Global Economic Watch GEC Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439040753 | ISBN-13: 9781439040751)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides educators with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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Mike's Bikes Advanced Simulation, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111866503 | ISBN-13: 9781111866501)

MikesBikes Advanced is a premier strategy simulation; providing students with the unique opportunity to evaluate, plan, and implement strategy as they manage their own company, while competing online against other students within their course. Students from the management team of a Bicycle Manufacturing company making all the key functional decisions involving Price, Marketing, Distribution, Finance, Operations, HR, and R&D. They will formulate a comprehensive strategy, starting with their existing product, then adapt as they develop new products for emerging markets. Through the Smartsims easy-to-use interface, students will be taught the cross-functional disciplines of business, and how the development and implementation of strategy involves these disciplines. The competitive nature of MikesBikes encourages involvement and learning in a way that no other teaching methodology can, and your students will have fun in the process!

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Micromatic, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0618641785 | ISBN-13: 9780618641789)

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Global Economic Crisis Online Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1439040745 | ISBN-13: 9781439040744)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides educators with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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MindLink for CengageNOW Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128532224X | ISBN-13: 9781285322247)

Succeed in your management course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

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CengageNOW with Cengage Learning Write Experience 2.0 Powered by MyAccess, Business and Company Resource Center, One Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285058410 | ISBN-13: 9781285058412)

Succeed in your management course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. You’ll also receive access to Write Experience 2.0, an innovative system that scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence.

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CourseMate with Career Transitions 2.0 Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113359722X | ISBN-13: 9781133597223)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT THEORY: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, 10th Edition.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133485553 | ISBN-13: 9781133485551)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133495273 | ISBN-13: 9781133495277)

Much more than an interactive study guide, this useful technology lets you reinforce your learning experience in your course now and helps you thoroughly prepare for success. With the touch of a button, you can view assignments, link to the student website, view documents posted by your instructor, view useful course materials, or review learning objectives and study resources.

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MindLink for CengageNOW™, Write Experience 2.0 Powered by MyAccess Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285322010 | ISBN-13: 9781285322018)

Succeed in your management course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade. You’ll also receive access to Write Experience 2.0, an innovative system that scores your writing instantly and provides you with detailed revision goals and feedback to put you on track for writing excellence.

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Business and Company Resource Center User's Guide (with Access Code)  (ISBN-10: 0759347956 | ISBN-13: 9780759347953)

Put a complete business library at your fingertips with The Business & Company Resource Center. The BCRC is a premier online business research tool that allows you to seamlessly search thousands of periodicals, journals, references, financial information, industry reports, company histories and much more.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

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Global Economic Watch GEC Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439040753 | ISBN-13: 9781439040751)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides you with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

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Mike's Bikes Advanced Simulation, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111866503 | ISBN-13: 9781111866501)

MikesBikes Advanced is a premier strategy simulation; providing students with the unique opportunity to evaluate, plan, and implement strategy as they manage their own company, while competing online against other students within their course. Students from the management team of a Bicycle Manufacturing company making all the key functional decisions involving Price, Marketing, Distribution, Finance, Operations, HR, and R&D. They will formulate a comprehensive strategy, starting with their existing product, then adapt as they develop new products for emerging markets. Through the Smartsims easy-to-use interface, students will be taught the cross-functional disciplines of business, and how the development and implementation of strategy involves these disciplines. The competitive nature of MikesBikes encourages involvement and learning in a way that no other teaching methodology can, and your students will have fun in the process!

List Price = $54.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.50

Quizzing with Flash Cards, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305204735 | ISBN-13: 9781305204737)

Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Micromatic, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0618641785 | ISBN-13: 9780618641789)

The Micromatic Business Simulation Game allows students to decide their company mission, goals, policies, and strategies. Student teams make their decisions on a quarter-by-quarter basis: determining price, sales and promotion budgets, operations decisions, and financing requirements. Each decision round requires students to make approximately 100 decisions. Students can play in teams or play alone; compete against other players, compete against the computer; use Micromatic for practice, tournaments, or for assessment. You can control any business simulation element you wish; leave the rest alone. Because of the number and type of decisions the student users must make, Micromatic is classified as a medium to complex business simulation game. This helps students understand how the functional areas of a business fit together without being bogged down in needless detail and provides students with an excellent capstone experience in decision-making.

List Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00

Global Economic Crisis Online Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1439040745 | ISBN-13: 9781439040744)

The current global economic crisis leaves more and more questions unanswered every day and presents "one of the most teachable moments of the century." South-Western delivers the solution. The Global Economic Crisis Resource Center is an online one-stop shopping location that provides you with current news, journal articles, videos, podcasts, PowerPoint® slides, test questions, and much more.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles W. L. Hill

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.