Description : Global Strategic Management 2e provides a truly global, as opposed to multinational, perspective on strategy. It covers both traditional strategic management topics as well as new topics, such as corporate social responsibility and new technologies. Global Strategic Management gives thestudent a thorough understanding of the wide range of theories and research available in this field, and provides a wealth of both mini- and full-length cases of successful global companies from the United States, Europe and emerging economies. Continuing with the concise treatment of topics, accessible writing style and clear structure that were such strengths of the first edition of this text, the second edition comprises 12 chapters divided into five parts. A new chapter, on knowledge and innovation, has been added. A fifth part oninnovation has been introduced to clearly outline the importance of this area to global strategy. A full complement of pedagogical features are consistently applied throughout the text in order to support students and to ensure they benefit from the wide-ranging content. Chapter summaries ensure students have a clear understanding of key points, and discussion questions allow the reader to checktheir understanding and think around the subject. The text is also supported by an Online Resource Centre, which has been fully updated to compliment the new edition of the text.
Description : Thorough yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 2E, is a brief version of the authors’ market-leading text STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, 8E. 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, interest in crisis management has been fuelled by a number of events, including 9/11. The first edition of this text was praised for its rigorous yet logical approach, and this is continued in the second edition, which provides a well-researched, theoretically robust approach to the topic combined with empirical research in continuity management. New chapters are included on digital resilience and principles of risk management for business continuity. All chapters are revised and updated with particular attention being paid to the impact on smaller companies. New cases include: South Africa Bank, Lego, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; small companies impacted by 9/11; and the New York City power outage of August 2003.