Essentials of Strategic Management

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Addison-Wesley, 1997 - Case method - 212 pages
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Up-to-Date and affordable, Essentials of Strategic Management is exactly what the strategy business courses haven't had until now: a highly effective and up-to-date primer that conveys the theory and frees the professor to concentrate more on case analysis. At less than half the cost of more comprehensive texts, Essentials includes examples from a wide range of business and management levels, while providing a Company Spotlight on Maytag Corporation as a running case study in every chapter. Essentials is suitable for a variety of courses and may also be used in corporate and executive training programs.

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Contents

Basic Concepts of Strategic Management
2
Strategic Decision Makers and Social Responsibility
18
Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
34
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About the author (1997)

Thomas L. Wheelen, D.B.A., M.B.A., B.S. Cum Laude (George Washington University, Babson College, and Boston College, respectively), College, M.B.A. (1961); Boston College, B.S. cum laude (1957). Teaching Experience: Visiting Professor" - Trinity College - University of Dublin "(Fall 1999)"; University of South Florida" - Professor of Strategic Management (1983-present); University of Virginia - "McIntire School of Commerce;" Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise (1985-1981); Professor (1981-1974); Associate Professor (1974-1971); and Assistant Professor (1971-1968); Visiting Professor - "University of Arizona" (1980-1979) and "Northeastern University" (Summer 1979, 1977, and 1975). Academic, Industry and Military Experience: "University of Virginia College of Continuing Education: " (1) Coordinator for Business Education (1983-1978, 1976-1971) - approve all undergraduate courses offered at 7 Regional Centers and approved faculty; (2) Liaison Faculty and Consultant to the National Academy of the FBI Academy (1983-1972) and; (3) developed, sold, and conducted over 200 seminars for local, state, and national governments, and companies for McIntire School of Commerce and Continuing Education. "General Electric Company" - various management positions (1965 - 1961); "U.S. Navy Supply Corps" (SC) - Lt. (SC) USNR - assistant supply officer aboard nuclear support tender (1960-1957). Publications: (1) "Monograph, "An Assessment of Undergraduate Business Education in the United States (with J.D. Hunger), 1980; (2) "Books" -"60 books published""; 14 books translated into 8 languages (Arabic, Bahasa, Indonesia, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Thai)" (3)"Books" - co-author with J.D. Hunger - 5 active books: Strategic Management and Business Policy, 10th Edition (2006); Cases in Strategic Management and Business Policy, 10th Edition (2006); Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy, 10th Edition (2006); Strategic Management and Business Policy, 10th Edition; "International Edition" (2006); and Essentials of Strategic Management, 3rd Edition (2003). (3)"Co-editor" - Developments in Information Systems (1974) and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector (1977) and (4) "Co-developer of software" - STrategic Financial ANalyzer (ST. FAN) (1993, 1990, 1989 - different versions.); (5) "Articles - "authored over 40 articles that have appeared in such journals as the "Journal of Management, Business Quarterly, Personnel Journal, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Management, "and the" Handbook of Business Strategy." (6)"Cases" - have about 280 cases appearing in over 83 text and case books, as well as the "Business Case Journal, Journal of Management Case Studies, International Journal of Case Studies and Research and Case Research Journal. "Awards: (1) "Fellow" elected the "Society for Advancement of Management" in 2002 (2) "Fellow" elected by "North American Case Research Association" in 2000; (3) "Fellow" elected by "Text and Academic Authors Association" in 2000;(4) 1999 Phil Carroll Advancement of Management Award in Strategic Management from the Society for Advancement of Management; (5) 1999 McGuffey Award for Excellence and Longevity for Strategic Management and Business Policy - 6th Edition from the Text and Academic Authors Association; (6) 1996/97 Teaching Incentive ProgramAward for teaching undergraduate strategic management; (7) Fulbright, 1996-97, to Ireland but I had to turn it down; (8) Endowed Chair, Ralph A. Beeton Professor, at University of Virginia (1981-1985); (9) Sesquicentennial Associateship research grant from the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia, 1979-80; (10) Small Business Administration (Small Business Institute) supervised undergraduate team that won District, Regional III, and Honorable Mention Awards; and (11) awards for two articles. Associations: Dr. Wheelen currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adhia Mutual Fund, Society for Advancement of Management, and on the Editorial Board and the Associate Editor of "SAM Advanced Management Journal,"" He" served on the Board of Directors of Lazer Surgical Software, Inc, and Southern Management Association and on the Editorial Boards of the "Journal of Management" and "Journal of Management Case Studies, Journal of Retail Banking, Case Research Journal, "and "Business Case Journal." He was Vice President of "Strategic Management" for the "Society for the Advancement of Management," and President of the "North American Case Research Association. Dr. Wheelen is "a member of the "Academy of Management, Beta Gamma Sigma, Southern Management Association, North American Case Research Association, Society for Advancement of Management, Society for Case Research, Strategic Management Association, and World Association for Case Method Research and Application. "He has been listed in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in the South and Southwest," and "Who's Who in American Education." J. David Hunger, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), is Professor of StrategicManagement at Iowa State University. He previously taught at George Mason University, the University of Virginia, and Baldwin-Wallace College. His research interests lie in strategic management, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship. He served as Academic Director of the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University. He worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble Company, as a selling supervisor at Lazarus Department Store, and served as a Captain in U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He has been active as consultant and trainer to business corporations, as well as to state and federal government agencies. He has written numerous articles and cases that have appeared in the "Academy of Management Journal," "International Journal of Management," "Human Resource Management," "Journal of Business Strategies," "Case Research Journal," "Business Case Journal," "Handbook of Business Strategy," "Journal of Management Case Studies," "Annual Advances in Business Cases," "Journal of Retail Banking," "SAM Advanced Management Journal," and "Journal of Management," among others. Dr. Hunger is a member of the Academy of Management, North American Case Research Association, Society for Case Research, North American Management Society, Textbook and Academic Authors Association, and the Strategic Management Society. He is past-President of the North American Case Research Association, Society for Case Research and the Iowa State University Board of Directors. He also served as Vice President of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). He has served on the editorial review boards of "SAM Advanced Management Journal," "Journal of Business Strategies," and "Journal of Business Research," He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research, and the North American Management Society. He is coauthor with Thomas L. Wheelen of "Strategic Management and Business Policy" and "Essentials of Strategic Management" plus "Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy "and "Cases in Strategic Management and Business Pol"icy, as well as "Strategic Management Cases" (PIC: Preferred Individualized Cases), and a monograph assessing undergraduate business education in the United States. The 8th edition of "Strategic Management and Business Policy" received the McGuffey Award for Excellence and Longevity in 1999 from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Dr. Hunger received the Best Case Award given by the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company and the Society for Case Research in 1991 for outstanding case development. He is listed in various versions of Who's Who, including "Who's Who in the United States"and "Who's Who in the World," He was also recognized in 1999 by the Iowa State University College of Business with its Innovation in Teaching Award and was elected a Fellow of the Teaching and Academic Authors Association in 2001.

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