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Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy

Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy Author Timothy Folta
ISBN-10 9781786355072
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 416
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This volume examines the differences between resource sharing and resource redeployment, and the subsequent effects on firm value creation and industry evolution.



Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy

Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy Author Timothy Folta
ISBN-10 9781786355072
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 416
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This volume examines the differences between resource sharing and resource redeployment, and the subsequent effects on firm value creation and industry evolution.



Entrepreneurship Innovation and Platforms

Entrepreneurship  Innovation  and Platforms Author Jeffrey Furman
ISBN-10 9781787432574
Release 2017-10-11
Pages 324
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Despite recent advances in our understanding of how innovation and entrepreneurship impact the creation and appropriation of value, numerous questions remain unanswered. This volume draws together scholars working at the forefront of entrepreneurship-, strategy-, and innovation-related domains to explore these questions.



Project Based Organizing and Strategic Management

Project Based Organizing and Strategic Management Author Gino Cattani
ISBN-10 9781780521930
Release 2011-10-12
Pages 541
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Facilitates discussion about project-based organizations (PBOs) and how they increasingly pervade business dimensions, from R&D and new product development, to the production of complex capital goods and implementation of organizational change across very different industries such as management consulting, engineering or entertainment.



Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage Author Michael E. Porter
ISBN-10 9781416595847
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 592
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.



The Strategic Management of Information Systems

The Strategic Management of Information Systems Author Joe Peppard
ISBN-10 9780470034675
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 504
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A comprehensively updated revision of a book regarded by many as one the leading and authoritative titles for practitioners, academics and students in the domain of information systems and technology (IS/IT) strategy. Presents a structured framework with tools, techniques and ways of thinking which provide a practical approach to building a digital strategy, expressed primarily in the language of business and management. Brings together the implications of the significant advances in IT and the most useful current thinking, research, and experiences concerning the business impact and strategic opportunities created by IS/IT. Peppard and Ward discuss the key questions that managers have to grapple with of where, when and how to invest in IS/IT, which is why a IS/IT (or digital) strategy is required.



Collaborative Strategy

Collaborative Strategy Author Luiz F. Mesquita
ISBN-10 9781783479580
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Pages 352
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This book provides approachable and insightful chapters that summarize state-of-the-art thinking and research on alliances and networks. Contributions by leading scholars cover foundations or fundamentals as well as frontier areas through a diverse range of perspectives.



Strategy Beyond Markets

Strategy Beyond Markets Author John M. de Figueiredo
ISBN-10 9781786350190
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 480
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Strategy Beyond Markets is organized around three themes: Public Politics, Private Politics, and Integrated Political Strategy. The book explores the way these strategies influence political environments, firms and corporations.



Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy Author Linda Holbeche
ISBN-10 9781136429996
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 496
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What difference can an aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? Is HR making the most of its new opportunities to become a pivotal part of the business? In a world where HR can suffer from a low, administrative profile, Linda Holbeche shows how some HR strategists have impressed and delivered at the highest level. Building on surveys undertaken through Personnel Today magazine, and research via Roffey Park Institute, Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies that show how HR strategists have utilised their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role. The relationship between an effective people strategy and business success is hard to quantify in financial terms, but Holbeche provides persuasive examples to add to the growing body of evidence. Case studies include Mergers & Acquisitions policies, organizational design, retaining high flyers in an international environment, and core competency approaches. Linda Holbeche's previous book on Motivating People in Lean Organizations was shortlisted for the MCA book prize in 1998.



Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management

Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management Author David J. Teece
ISBN-10 9780199545124
Release 2009
Pages 286
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How do firms grow? How do firms compete? An influential answer to these fundamental questions of business strategy lies in the concept of dynamic capabilities. David Teece provides a clear statement of his ideas, and a framework for managers wishing to assess their organization's strategy.



Contemporary Strategy Analysis

Contemporary Strategy Analysis Author Robert M. Grant
ISBN-10 111994189X
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 842
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Robert M. Grant combines a highly accessible writing style with a concentration on the fundamentals of value creation and an emphasis on practicality in this leading strategy text. In this new edition, he includes an even greater focus on strategy implementation that reflects the needs of firms to reconcile scale economies with entrepreneurial flexibility, innovation with cost efficiency, and globalization with local responsiveness. This edition also incorporates some of the key strategic issues of today including: post-financial crisis adjustment, the continuing rise of China, India and Brazil, and the increased emphasis on ethics and sustainability. Coverage is also provided on strategy in not-for-profit organizations. Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Text and Cases 8th Edition combines the text with an updated collection of 20 case studies. It is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students. Additional teaching resources are also available for instructors, including an instructor’s manual, case teaching notes, test bank, teaching slides, case video clips and extra cases. All of these resources can be accessed via the companion website: www.contemporarystrategyanalysis.com



Contemporary Strategy Analysis 9e Text Only

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 9e Text Only Author Robert M. Grant
ISBN-10 9781119120834
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 480
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Revised edition of the author's Contemporary strategy analysis, 2013.



Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business and Why You Can t Afford to Be Left Behind

Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution  How Cloud Computing Is Transforming Business and Why You Can t Afford to Be Left Behind Author Charles Babcock
ISBN-10 0071742271
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 272
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Increase efficiency while saving money with “on-demand” computing The biggest game-changing force in business since the creation of the Internet, cloud computing simplifies and lowers the cost of operations while providing flexibility and power you never dreamed possible. Make your strategic move now, with Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution! "Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution is an important work that captures the concepts and technological advances fueling the rapid adoption of cloud computing today. It illuminates how specific core technologies have led to the emergence of those patterns as the foundation for the next generation of IT-managed infrastructure." —Rich Wolski, Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., and Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara “Explains in marvelously plain English how clouds will change our world. . . . If the potential of cloud computing doesn’t excite you now, it will after you read this book. Buy a copy and put it on your CEO’s desk. Babcock explains it all.” —Paul Gillin, bestselling author of The New Influencers “A valuable primer and handbook. It will help you master the technology and follow the story as innovators craft the future of cloud computing.” —Ted schadler, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., and coauthor of Empowered “This readable, thought-provoking book will be especially useful to business professionals and practitioners.” Choice magazine About the Book Everyday business as we know it is poised for a monumental shift, courtesy of cloud computing—the biggest game-changer since the creation of the Internet itself. There’s no doubt about it: If you want to compete in the future, you must begin educating yourself about cloud computing now. From InformationWeek editor Charles Babcock, a leading authority on the business benefits and pitfalls of cloud computing, Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution provides the tools every manager needs to create a new business strategy that harnesses all the power cloud computing has to offer. Cloud computing is the equivalent of renting time on a computing infrastructure over the Internet, rather than building your own from the ground up. Access to the cloud is growing quickly, and the benefits are undeniable. Those who begin incorporating cloud computing into their business strategy will enjoy: Dramatic Cost Savings: The cloud makes available innovative technologies that would otherwise be too expensive. Ubiquitous Access: Employees can access the server power they need anytime, anywhere, and send it the program they want to run. Unprecedented Agility: Business processes and business infrastructures can be altered quicker than ever. Steady Traffic Flow: Even during peak loads, systems in the cloud can overcome bottlenecks and expand to meet the user’s needs. Working on the cloud, your analysts, business intelligence experts, and researchers can access large-scale, high-speed, highly reliable systems while paying only for short-term use. You didn’t set up your own electrical grid to power your computers. Why pay big money to use them when you don’t have to? The cloud is on the horizon, and it’s looming larger by the day. Learn how to take full advantage of it with Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution.



The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management Author Michael A. Hitt
ISBN-10 0631218610
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 716
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In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise. Offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management. Incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in the field. Edited by three of the World's leading management academics.



Enterprise Wide Strategic Management

Enterprise Wide Strategic Management Author David L. Rainey
ISBN-10 9780521769808
Release 2010
Pages 511
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A fresh, holistic approach to strategic management in the modern business environment.



Benefits Realization Management

Benefits Realization Management Author Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra
ISBN-10 9781315352336
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 294
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Benefits realization management (BRM) is a key part of governance, because it supports the strategic creation of value and provides the correct level of prioritization and executive support to the correct initiatives. Because of its relevance to the governance process, BRM has a strong influence over project success and is a link between strategic planning and strategy execution. This book guides portfolio, program, and project managers through the process of benefits realization management so they can maximize business value. It discusses why and how programs and projects are expected to enable value creation, and it explains the role of BRM in value creation. The book provides a flexible framework for: Translating business strategy drivers into expected benefits and explains the subsequent composition of a program and project portfolio that can realize expected benefits Planning the benefits realization expected from programs and projects and then making it happen Keeping programs and projects on track Reviewing and evaluating the benefits achieved or expected against the original baselines and the current expectations. To help project, program, and portfolio managers on their BRM journey, as well as to support business managers in executing business strategies, the book identifies key organizational responsibilities and roles involved in BRM practices, and it provides a simple reference that can be mapped against any organizational structure. A detailed and comprehensive case study illustrates each phase of the BRM framework as it links business strategy to project work, benefits, and business value. Each chapter ends with a series questions that provide a BRM self-assessment. The book concludes with a set of templates and detailed instructions to ensure successful deployment of BRM.



Build Borrow Or Buy

Build  Borrow  Or Buy Author Laurence Capron
ISBN-10 9781422143711
Release 2012
Pages 244
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How should you grow your organization? It’s one of the most challenging questions an executive team faces—and the wrong answer can break your firm. The problem is most firms’ growth strategies emphasize just one type of growth—some focus on organic growth, others on M&A. When these strategies falter, the common response is simply to try harder—but firms falling into this “implementation trap” usually end up losing out to a competitor whose approach is more inclusive. So where do you start? By asking the right questions, argue INSEAD’s Laurence Capron and coauthor Will Mitchell, of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Drawing on decades of research and teaching, Capron and Mitchell find that a firm’s aptitude for determining the best resource pathways for growth has a defining impact on its success. They’ve come up with a helpful framework, reflecting practices of a variety of successful global organizations, to determine which path is best for yours. The resource pathways framework is built around three strategic questions: • BUILD: Are your existing internal resources relevant for developing the new resources that you have targeted for growth? • BORROW: Could you obtain the targeted resources via an effective relationship with a resource partner? • BUY: Do you need broad and deep relationships with your resource provider? Written for large multinationals and emerging firms alike, Build, Borrow, or Buy will help solve a perennial question and will guide you through change while priming your organization for optimal growth.