Competing for Advantage
Cengage Learning, Aug 20, 2007 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
Take your students to a new level of understanding strategic management concepts and practices with COMPETING FOR ADVANTAGE, 2E. Straightforward, focused, and concise, this edition presents the latest strategic management research and practices, now with more in-depth discussions of the most current strategic topics in business today. Detailed real-life examples and instant access to relevant cases keep the book focused on issues most important to current or future practitioners. Crafted to meet the special needs to MBA and executive students, the book details the processes and tools used in strategic analysis to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Full chapters on strategic leadership, corporate governance, and a new chapter on real options examine issues most critical in today's business environment. Comprehensive new instructor support with electric solutions help you effectively prepare a powerful course that addressed traditional and relevant emerging topics that are shaping strategic management today.
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Introduction to Strategic Management
The External Environment Opportunities Threats Industry Competition and Competitor Analysis
The Internal Organization Resources Capabilities and Core Competencies
Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics
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