Description : In this thorough and accessible guide, Philip Sadler details the fundamental concepts, frameworks and ideas necessary to formulate and implement strategy. Designed to meet the needs of busy MBA students and practising managers alike, Strategic Management will guide the reader through the most important work by academics and consultants in the field of strategy.
Description : "This book looks at the unique characteristics of cultural organizations and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these organizations meet their objectives. Including examples, cases, questions and suggestions for further reading, this book is designed to accompany classes on strategic planning, cultural management or arts management"--
Description : A structured strategic management approach is what’sneeded to tackle the revolutionary change the health care systemhas been experiencing. Today, health care organizations have almostuniversally embraced the strategic perspective first developed inthe business sector and now have developed strategic managementprocesses that are uniquely their own. Health care leaders havefound that strategic thinking, planning, and managing strategicmomentum are essential for coping with the dynamics of the healthcare industry. Strategic Management has become the single clearestmanifestation of effective leadership of health careorganizations. The 7th edition of this leading text has been revisedand updated to include a greater focus on the global analysis ofindustry and competition; and analysis of the internalenvironment. It provides guidance on strategic planning, analysis of thehealth services environment (both internal and external) andlessons on implementation. It also looks at organizationalcapability, sustainability, CSR and the sources of organizationalinertia and competency traps.
Description : Increasingly, the challenge of management is to create and supply knowledge in order to sustain organizational performance. However, few books on management strategy have been written using this concept as a foundation. This unique volume adopts a knowledge-based approach that will complement and perhaps supplant other perspectives. Editors Nick Bontis and Chun Wei Choo look at the literature through the lens of strategic management and from the vantage point of organizational science. The thirty readings have been carefully selected and commissioned to provide the best literature available--from articles newly written for this book and from existing publications.
Description : STRATEGIC Management of TEAMS "Those companies that learn the secrets of creating cross-functional teams are winning the battle for global market share and profits. Those that don't are losing out."—BusinessWeek It's no secret that alternative teams are increasingly recognized as a highly effective means to improve quality and operational efficiency, decentralize authority, and motivate workers at every level of an organization. Less well understood, and rarely touched upon in the literature, is the fact that cross-functional teams are highly versatile strategic resources and key elements in the design and execution of strategic management initiatives. In this book, noted author, scholar, and authority on team management, David Cleland, demonstrates that alternative, cross-functional teams are both critical to the management of change within an organization and building blocks in the design and execution of product/service and process strategy. He explores specific aspects of strategic team management and provides clear, concise recommendations on the design and implementation of team-based strategy. Topics of particular interest include: Identification and discussion of alternative uses for teams in dealing with product/service and process changes within the organizations Using teams to encourage cross-functional and cross-organizational focus in the use of enterprise resources How teams can enable everyone in the enterprise to participate in the design, development, and implementation of strategies that will make the organization more competitive How the strategic use of teams changes organizational culture Coping with the negative aspects of teams How the use of teams has created "Teamocracy"—an organizational design driven by operational and strategic teams Strategic Management of Teams is must reading for managers in industry, government service, or any large organization that must adapt continually to technological, economic, and social change. It is also an indispensable resource for students in industrial engineering, technology management, and business administration who wish to enter the job market armed with the very latest in management skills. This eye-opening book reveals the enormous potential of alternative, cross-functional teams as forces for change within an organization and as building blocks in the design and execution of competitive strategy. It gives managers the tools, techniques, and information they need to integrate teams into the overall strategic plan of the organization. Author David Cleland looks at teams from the point of view of a manager who envisions using teams as strategic devices in dealing with change. He explains how to determine whether and which teams should be put in place and how to make the most of them. He explains: How to prepare the enterprise for the creation of teams and prepare team players for their new roles in facilitating change within the organization How teams can sharpen the enterprise's competitive edge—and how managerial roles must change to allow this to happen Specific team functions: reengineering through teams; self-managed production teams; benchmarking; concurrent engineering teams; sundry teams; and more The positive and negative impact of teams on corporate culture Results that teams have achieved for organizations that have implemented them
Description : Covering both practical and theoretical aspects of strategic management, this three-volume work brings the complex topic down to earth and enables readers to gain competitive business advantages in their marketplace.
Description : The revised and updated Fifth Edition gives an in-depth and incisive analysis of the basic principles of strategic management. The exposition of these principles is reinforced by seven case studies that encompass the broad spectrum of Indian companies. These case studies are culled mainly from manufacturing and information technology, and include both private and public sector units. The case studies will be of immense help to the budding managers as well as provide them with the requisite practical orientation for understanding the strategic management issues. The inclusion of the concepts, theory and case studies in a single, compact volume is the main feature of the book, which makes the subject easier to understand and learn. Intended primarily as a textbook for postgraduate students of management and commerce, this book is of immense help to all those attending management development and executive development programmes. New to This Edition • A brief section on ‘Government Initiatives’ is added in Chapter 4. • Section on ‘CSR activities mandated by the Government of India’, have been incorporated in Chapter 5. • A new case study on Indian Airline has been introduced. • All case studies of the previous edition have been updated with latest company information and development.
Description : Strategic Management has a unique approach goes beyond the traditional application for the for profit sector to address issues for the non-profit sector. It is the only graduate-level text that approaches strategic management from a global cultural perspective.