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Strategic Management

Strategic Management

October 2008 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that avoids lengthy debate in order to focus on the core concepts. It will help the reader to develop their understanding of the key theories, whilst enabling them to bring diverse topics together in line with course requirements. The Sage Course Companion also provides advice on getting the most from your course work; help with analysing case studies and tips on how to prepare for examinations.

Designed to compliment existing strategy textbooks, the Companion provides:

- Quick and easy access to the key themes in strategic management

- Tips on how to effectively use theory and avoid common errors

- Typical examination questions, with outline approaches to the answers

- 'Taking it Further' sections that provide a critical discussion of the theory and its applicability to business situations

- A glossary of strategic management terminology

- A textbook guide directing the reader to additional supporting material

The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their course. Postgraduate students and those taking professional courses will also find this book acts a us.

Introduction to Your Course Companion
How To Use the Book
Thinking Like a Strategist
Strategic Themes
What Is Strategy?
Strategic Planning and Control in Organizations
Analysis of the Macro (Far) Environment
Analysis of the Industry
Analysis of the Customer Interface
(Markets and Products)

Competitive Advantage
Resource Analysis
Value Chain
Organizational Culture
Growth and Development
Internal and External Methods of Development
Choosing Your Strategy
Suitability and Acceptability (SFA) of the Strategy
Implementing Your Strategy
Strategic Leadership Issues

A well written, easy to use book, designed for students to compliment their own studies. Highly recommended reading.

Mr Christopher McKechnie
Scotton Hall, HM Forces
October 20, 2015

Main Book for strategy class.

Professor Leif Erik Wollenweber
Business, Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management
June 22, 2015

A greta resource for the thrid year module

Mr Simon Gillings
Institute of Education and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
July 18, 2012

Chris Jeffs approach to strategic management is like a breath of fresh air through the subject. Gone are pages of lengthy debate found in so many other texts and they have been replaced by succinct appraisals and applications of the theory, practical advice and guidance and troubleshooting tips.

While the author acknowledges existing research and assists the student in expanding their knowledge through sections such as 'Taking it Further' and guidance on examination questions, the tips on application including common errors are invaluable.

This is a student centred text written from (and for) the perspective of an experienced lecturer and is a must read for all strategic management courses.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , B'ham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies
July 12, 2011

The book is ideal for starters to gain an overview of the field of strategic management. However, it cannot replace a regular textbook.

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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF