This text emphasizes current strategic management topics supported by proven strategy concepts and techniques in a direct, straightforward treatment. The central themes of globalization, ecommerce, information technology, speed and continuous improvement receive heightened treatment across every chapter in the new edition. New examples have been added to every chapter on strategy for e-commerce businesses. An assortment of "Business Week" cases are woven into the text.
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Business Week Edition (0072355867): The big book is available as a Business Week Edition, allowing students and professors to get a 16-week subscription to Business Week for an additional $8.25. This option strengthens the tie to the strong foundation of Business Week material found in the text.
Business Week discussion cases close each chapter. These short cases are adapted from Business Week articles that relate to the chapter content. These mini-cases help to apply the material from the chapter into a real-world business situation and pose questions concerning the business strategy.
42 Business Week cases: All new cases from Business Week appear at the end of the book.
Business Week Strategy in Action boxes: Approximately half of the Strategy in Action and Global Strategy in Action boxes now come from current Business Week articles.
20 new traditional cases have been added at the end of the text. These cases provide a mixture of global and domestic markets, and manufacturing, service, and technology activities.
Global Strategy in Action boxes: These boxes help students appreciate how strategic managers worldwide meet global competition, as they learn about various businesses around the world.
Strategy in Action boxes: these provide boxed examples that illustrate contemporary business examples related to chapter topics, in order to enhance student interest and learning.
Hot topics in the 7th edition include: Corporate Social Responsibility; Agency Theory; Resource-based view of the firm; Value Chain Analysis; Executive Compensation; Balanced Scoreboard; Bankruptcy; Strategic Analysis and Choice; Value of simplicity in implementation; Crossfunctional product-team structures; and Strategic Change.
John Pearce (Wayne, PA) teaches at Villanova University. Richard Robinson (Columbia, SC) is a member of the faculty at the University of South Carolina.
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