The revised and updated fifth edition of this classic text introduces strategic thinking and planning strategies to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners in the field of health care. Demonstrates how strategic managers may become strategic thinkers
Shows how to develop and document a plan of action through strategic planning
Teaches managers to evaluate strategic plans, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into future planning, strategy formulation, or situation analysis.
Provides strategic momentum “maps” and other tools for evaluating the changing environment, analyzing data, and developing new strategic directions
Consists of ten revised chapters that contain new or updated Introductory Incidents and Perspectives
Appendix A has been revised to match new strategic thinking and implement the strategic momentum model
Contains 8 new cases plus 4 completely updated classics.
A designated textsite featuring an Instructor's Manual, downloadable exhibits from the text, and sample chapters is also available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/swayne.