Strategy and Organization: Realizing Strategic Management

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 7, 2003 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Examining some of the new and emerging issues in strategic management, Loizos Heracleous offers a fresh approach to the established ideas of strategy. Beginning with the historical development of the strategy field, including the influence of industrial organisation and the resource-based view, he develops a new perspective labelled an 'organisational action' view of strategy. This approach is theoretically underlain by organisation theory and takes seriously such issues as the role of agency, the need for a longitudinal focus on process, the complexities of strategy implementation, and organisational facets such as strategic choice, organisational culture, organisational discourses and learning. Combining theoretical subtlety with an applied orientation, Heracleous examines topical areas such as corporate governance, inter-organisational networks, and organising for the future. With original research and extensive surveys of the strategy literature, combined with a strong practical orientation, this book is ideal for MBA students, strategy researchers and the more thoughtful practitioner.

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The strategic management field
An organizational action view of strategic management
Strategic thinking or strategic planning?
Leadership research and the board of directors
The complexities of strategy implementation
Organizational culture and strategic change processes
The role of organizational discourse in understanding and managing strategic change
Strategic change processes an organization development approach
State ownership privatization and performance
Does corporate governance make a difference to organizational performance?
Types of interorganizational networks and the strategic roles of directors
Organizing for the future

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Dr Heracleous is Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy at the School of Business, National University of Singapore.

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