Making Strategy: The Journey of Strategic Management

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SAGE, Dec 12, 1998 - Business & Economics - 507 pages
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This book approaches strategy-making in a way that is designed to assist most organizations develop strategy appropriate to their size, purpose and resources.

It provides a much-needed guide to the strategy-making process by: elaborating the key concepts and theories of strategic management; by illustrating through case vignettes the issues inherent in the process of strategy-making; and by providing extensive and detailed practical guidelines on the methods, techniques and tools employed in the case vignettes.

Key themes explored are: the crucial significance of political feasibility; the role of participation; emphasis on stakeholder management; thinking about alternative futures within the overall process of stra

 

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Contents

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18
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34
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62
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79
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98
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113
strategic adaptability and opportunism
136
Chapter
158
working with strategy making teams the Oval Mapping
303
working with teams computer supported group workshops
321
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335
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371
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475

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181
Practice Methods Techniques and Tools
281
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282
Name Index
499
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About the author (1998)

Fran Ackermann is Professor and Head of Department of Management Science at Strathclyde Business School, and an adjunct Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business. She has written widely, publishing 4 books, over 20 book chapters and 150+ articles (ranging from strategy, stakeholder management, competency mapping to problem structuring, disruption and delay and risk management). She has been an adjunct professor at University of Georgia, Grenoble Business School and Bordeaux Business School. She is a member of the British Academy of Management, the Operational Research Society and is active at the Academy of Management (having served on one of the divisional executive committees). She is currently on the British Academy of Management Council. Fran has also been an ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowship Assessor and a Commonwealth Grant Advisor.

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