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Handbook of Strategy and Management

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March 2006 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
New in Paperback: Publishing February 2006!

`If you had to read only one book to understand the roots and branches of the study of strategy & organization, this would be it. Pettigrew, Thomas and Whittington have gathered an impressive array of contributions, which provide a comprehensive guide to the current state of the art. It's a book that reflects a maturing field, offering thought-provoking discussions of the major issues in strategy, reflections on how they have been tackled in the last three decades, and identifying the themes, promises and challenges that lie ahead. Useful for a novice and an accomplished scholar alike, this is a remarkable effort that shows how far the Strategy field has come' - Michael G. Jacobides, London Business School

`This is an interesting, insightful and thought provoking collection. It not only comprehensively maps the field of strategic management but also offers a critical reflection on past and present work. The rich mix of contributors criticize, entice and provoke, while also scoping a future research agenda. The authors have accomplished a major and important contribution to our understanding of the history and development of strategy and research in strategy' - David Asch, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University.

`The publication of the Handbook of Strategy and Management is a major event. The Handbook not only brings together the World's leading strategy and management scholars; it is also remarkably well-organized and future-oriented, having the right balance between focus and diversity. By critically taking stock of the field and by discussing future paths of strategy, this Handbook will serve as an important stimulus for intellectual development for years to come'- Nicolai Foss, Copenhagen Business School

`Finally! We have a comprehensive, reflective and critical overview of the field of strategy in the new Handbook of Strategy and Management. The strategy literature has come of age with this "mapping of the terrain" by Andrew Pettigrew, Howard Thomas and Richard Whittington. The Handbook provides an useful overview of different streams of thought with contributions by leading scholars and researchers. Equally importantly, this Handbook provides us with reflections on the past and insights into the future of the field. Such a critique is an important aid in understanding and researching strategy for newcomers and experienced scholars alike' - Cynthia Hardy, Head of Department of Management, University of Melbourne

The Handbook presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the strategic management field and will be an important benchmark volume for management scholars worldwide. The Handbook frames, assesses and synthesizes the work in the field and helps to define and shape its current and future development. The editors combine focus with diversity in the material and approaches covered, thus providing a powerful critical analysis and synthesis of diverse disciplinary contributions to this rapidly growing body of knowledge.

Each of the four parts of this book concentrates on a specific area of strategy and management. Within these parts, leading international scholars provide historical overviews of the key strands delineating the `topography' of their particular themes, address the central problems and approaches which have characterized these, critically assess the state and quality of current theory and knowledge, and set out agendas for future theoretical and empirical development.

The resulting volume is a unique overview of the inputs and dynamics that shape the core ideas and practices of strategy and management.

 
PART ONE: MAPPING A TERRAIN
Andrew Pettigrew, Howard Thomas and Richard Whittington
Strategic Management
The Strengths and Limitations of a Field  
Edward H Bowman, Harbir Singh and Howard Thomas
The Domain of Strategic Management
History and Evolution  
 
PART TWO: THINKING AND ACTING STRATEGICALLY
Karel Cool, Luis Almeida Costa and Ingemar Dierickx
Constructing Competitive Advantage
Robert M Grant
Corporate Strategy
Managing Scope and Strategy Content  
Constantinos Markides
Corporate Strategy
The Role of the Centre  
Richard Whittington
Corporate Structure
From Policy to Practice  
Katheleen M Eisenhardt and Filipe M Santos
Knowledge-Based View
A New Theory of Strategy?  
Joseph Porac and Howard Thomas
Managing Cognition and Strategy
Issues, Trends and Future Directions  
Balaji Chakravarthy and Roderick E White
Strategy Process
Forming, Implementing and Changing Strategies  
Raghu Garud and Andrew H Van de Ven
Strategic Change Processes
Gerald F Davis and Michael Useem
Top Management, Company Directors and Corporate Control
 
PART THREE: CHANGING CONTEXTS
Bruce Kogut
International Management and Strategy
Ewan Ferlie
Quasi Strategy
Strategic Management in the Contemporary Public Sector  
Rita Gunther McGrath
Entrepreneurship, Small Firms and Wealth Creation
A Framework Using Real Options Analysis  
Winfried Ruigrok
The Strategy and Management of International Institutions
Keith Pavitt and W Edward Steimueller
Technology in Corporate Strategy
Change, Continuity and the Information Revolution  
David A Whetten, Gordon Rands and Paul Godfrey
What Are the Responsibilities of Business to Society?
 
PART FOUR: LOOKING FORWARD
Haridimos Tsoukas and Christian Knudsen
The Conduct of Strategy Research
David J Jeremy
Business History and Strategy
N Venkatraman and Mohan Subramaniam
Theorizing the Future of Strategy
Questions for Shaping Strategy Research in the Knowledge Economy  
Richard Whittington, Andrew Pettigrew and Howard Thomas
Conclusion
Doing More in Strategy Research  

'If you had to read only one book to understand the roots and branches of the study of strategy & organization, this would be it. Pettigrew, Thomas and Whittington have gathered an impressive array of contributions, which provide a comprehensive guide to the current state of the art. It's a book that reflects a maturing field, offering thought-provoking discussions of the major issues in strategy, reflections on how they have been tackled in the last three decades, and identifying the themes, promises and challenges that lie ahead. Useful for a novice and an accomplished scholar alike, this is a remarkable effort that shows how far the Strategy field has come' - Michael G. Jacobides, London Business School

'This is an excellent volume. It will fill an important gap in the field and provide strategy researchers with a much-needed snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in strategy' - Nelson Phillips, McGill University

'The publication of the Handbook of Strategy and Management is a major event. The Handbook not only brings together the World's leading strategy and management scholars; it is also remarkably well-organized and future-oriented, having the right balance between focus and diversity. By critically taking stock of the field and by discussing future paths of strategy, this Handbook will serve as an important stimulus for intellectual development for years to come' - Nicolai Foss, Copenhagen Business School

'This is an interesting, insightful and thought provoking collection. It not only comprehensively maps the field of strategic management but also offers a critical reflection on past and present work. The rich mix of contributors criticize, entice and provoke, while also scoping a future research agenda. The authors have accomplished a major and important contribution to our understanding of the history and development of strategy and research in strategy' - David Asch, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University

'Finally! We have a comprehensive, reflective and critical overview of the field of strategy in the new Handbook of Strategy and Management. The strategy literature has come of age with this "mapping of the terrain" by Andrew Pettigrew, Howard Thomas and Richard Whittington. The Handbook provides an useful overview of different streams of thought with contributions by leading scholars and researchers. Equally importantly, this Handbook provides us with reflections on the past and insights into the future of the field. Such a critique is an important aid in understanding and researching strategy for newcomers and experienced scholars alike' - Cynthia Hardy, Head of Department of Management, University of Melbourne


"The editors of this well-crafted collection posit that the field is at a critical inflection point, which warrants both a retrospective and forward-looking examination. The editors are to be commended for bringing together a diverse, scholarly group of writers to focus their attention on the growing and highly important field of strategic management. Highly recommended."

R. Subramanian
Montclair State University

A nice collection of articles on various aspects of strategic management

Dr Krishna Venkitachalam
Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
May 25, 2015

A good companion book for the strategy module.

Mr Andrew Faulkner
Business, South Devon College
April 1, 2015

Excellent book and I am thinking of moving this to an essential text status. I am currently locked into a 'patter' with my teaching team and we are currently evaluating our approach for 2012 through looking at various interim approaches this year. This will be a recommended text for my Masters level Strategy modules (n=160) next semester.

Dr Kenneth Gadd
Leeds University Business School, Leeds University
October 23, 2011

a great collection of articles for the advanced student - but not easy reading

Dr Daniel Valentine
School of Business, Albion College
March 1, 2011

Gives a perfect overview on the field of Strategic Management. The book is too comprehensive to be the essential textbook of my course, however. It might also need a revision soon to keep it up to date to current research an literature.

Dr Bjoern Baltzer
Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Bamberg
August 10, 2010

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