Strategic Management Dynamics

Author: Kim Warren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470060670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

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Award winning author Kim Warren presents his new book: Strategic Management Dynamics – a complete framework in the field of Strategic Management. Strategic Management Dynamics builds on, and goes substantially beyond the existing strategy textbooks with its focus on understanding and managing how organisations perform over time. Based on simple but powerful underlying principles, the book both lays out a comprehensive approach to strategy analysis, design and delivery, and connects with established frameworks in the field. In Strategic Management Dynamics Kim Warren provides a valuable teaching resource, which can be used as a core textbook to bring strategy to life. With numerous examples from different sectors, the book is supported by a rich variety of simulation–based learning materials that are essential if strategy principles are to be experienced, rather than just discussed. For those who have already learned about strategy, this book provides an important update and extension of their knowledge. Key Features: Many simulation models to demonstrate dynamics principles in strategy as well as in marketing, human–resource management, R&D, operations management and other functions ideal for class exercises and assignments. A detailed worked example built up from chapter to chapter, illustrating the key frameworks of strategy dynamics analysis. Extensive discussion of established strategy frameworks, adapted to demonstrate implications for how organisations perform over time. Numerous academic and managerial references as useful supplements in degree courses and executive education. End–of–chapter questions and exercises, supported by detailed worksheets.

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics

The Challenge of Complexity to Ways of Thinking about Organisations

Author: Ralph D. Stacey,Chris Mowles

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292078748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics remains unique amongst strategic management textbooks by taking a refreshingly alternative look at the subject. Drawing on the sciences of complexity as well as a broad range of social scientific literature, Stacey and Mowles challenge the conceptual orthodoxy of planned strategy, focusing instead on emergence and the predictable unpredictability of organisational life. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate study, this critically detailed accountdeals withcurrent issues, raising the challenge of complexity within practice and theory. New to this edition: The literature from past editions is refreshed and updated. More examples are given from contemporary organisational life and social life more generally. The canon of thinkers who inform complex responsive processes of relating is broadened and deepened. There is engagement with new developments in organisational theory such as process organisation studies and practice schools. There are updated sections on rhetoric, paradox and recognition. A focus on what strategic management might mean from the perspective of complex responsive processes. Ralph Stacey is Professor of Management at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire. He is a supervisor on the innovative Doctor of Management programme at the University of Hertfordshire and the author of a number of books and papers on complexity and organisation. Chris Mowles is Professor of Complexity and Management at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire. He is director of, and supervisor on, the innovative Doctor of Management programme at the University of Hertfordshire and the author of two books and a number of papers on complexity and organisation. "

Strategic Management Dynamics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467273988

Category: Education

Page: 34

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Strategic Management Dynamics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management

Organizing for Innovation and Growth

Author: David J. Teece

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019954512X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 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.

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics

A feedback systems approach

Author: John D. W. Morecroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884470X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Competitive Strategy Dynamics

Author: Kim Warren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470364376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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This book offers a practical, fact-based approach to explain how enterprises deliver performance over time. Rigorous methods explain how to quantify the growth, decline and interdependence within the organisation's resources and capabilities as well as the continuous interactions with competitors and other external factors. These methods create clear and practical pictures of the strategic architecture driving earnings and other performance outcomes, not just for commercial firms, but for non-profit cases too. Management is then well-equipped to answer three crucial questions in their strategy development : why has the business performed as it has to date? where is performance headed in the future if we carry on as now? and how can we alter this future for the better? The book provides the basis for an entire course on the time-based perspective on competitive strategy, connecting strongly to established static frameworks. Alternatively it offers a vital missing component for existing courses in strategy and general management, as well as a key reference text for professionals in corporate development, consulting and business analysis.

Management Dynamics in Strategic Alliances

Author: T. K. Das

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617357561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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Management Dynamics in Strategic Alliances is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that will focus on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series will cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series will also include comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business, economic, industrial, government, and nonprofit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles, this book series will seek to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that will enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances. Management Dynamics in Strategic Alliances contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 12 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics relating to the management of strategic alliances. The chapters discuss both the broader issues, such as governance structure choice, dynamics of alliance conditions, coevolutionary dynamics, learning dynamics, and the management of internal tensions, and the more focused problems of controls in interfirm settings, dilemmas of cooperation, value creation in alliance portfolios, and alliance management experiences in the construction and automobile industries. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wideranging review of the management dynamics in strategic alliances.

The Family in Business

The Dynamics of the Family Owned Firm

Author: Bernard Liebowitz

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606492799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

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Family businesses are a breed unto themselves. Though they share many features in common with other business models, they possess unique traits that clearly differentiate them. Similarly, though consultation to family buisnesses is in many respects what other businesses experience when seeking assistance, those features that set family business consultation apart are so distinctive that failure to honor and understand them can (and does) too often lead to disaster. The needs of those family members seeking consultation share a portrait in some ways similar to those in non-FOBs, but in a majority of situations are so distinctive and potentially explosive that disaster lurks on the edges, ready to appear if not respected. The audience of this book are both consultants to family businesses and family members who are looking for such assistance. Both require knowledge of each other's spheres of experience and perspective for effective consultation to occur - for the consultant, an awareness of family dynamics as intertwined with family business; for family members, a clarification of what can be expected and delivered. In addition to the interface between family dynamics and the family's business, we will explore the key tasks in family business consultation: succession planning, selection of the successor, conflict resolution, defining the role of family members in the business, how to involve the management team in succession planning, determining what happens after succession and building a board of advisors.

Strategic dynamics

concepts and cases

Author: Robert A. Burgelman,Andrew S. Grove,Philip E. Meza

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073122656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases, by Burgelman, Grove, and Meza offers unique and valuable insight into strategy making for companies in information technology-driven industries. It is the product of over twelve years of teaching and research based on a unique combination of academic (Stanford’s Robert Burgelman) and industry (Intel’s Andy Grove) experience. The key themes and conceptual frameworks discussed in this book, along with its case studies and industry notes, provide instructors and students with a more complete viewpoint on the dynamic interactions of companies within industries and between industries than is typically found in books on strategy and technology strategy.

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics

The Challenge of Complexity

Author: Ralph D. Stacey

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273658986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

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In this fourth edition, the author continues to question the view that organizations operate and succeed in relatively stable environments. He argues that they must create new perspectives and learn from the chaos within which they operate.

The Dynamics of Strategy

Mastering Strategic Landscapes of the Firm

Author: Duncan A. Robertson,Adrián A. Caldart

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199234159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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As the life span of business models has shrunk, firms have had to review their strategic intent, develop strategic initiatives in fast and imaginative ways, and engage in major reorganizations to help them pursue these strategies. This book examines the dynamics of strategy that help to make sense of the changing business environment and the requisite processes of strategising and organising. The Dynamics of Strategy draws on theoretical perspectives that enable readers to describe and understand the dynamics of the firm's competitive landscape, the dynamics of the organizational landscape, and the interdependencies between both. The book combines work rooted in economics and organisational theory, and builds on interdisciplinary work using different research paradigms and methods. This range of theoretical perspectives allows an analysis of the complex and multidimensional problems of modern day business strategy.In order to help the reader to connect sound theory with the everyday context of the firm, theoretical discussion is illustrated with specific case studies and examples using firms from different industries. Written for managers and management students, The Dynamics of Strategy provides a roadmap to understand the underlying aspects of the dynamics of strategising and organising.

Strategic Management

A Dynamic Perspective : Concepts and Cases

Author: Mason Andrew Carpenter,William Gerard Sanders

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132341387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 861

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KEY BENEFIT- This is the book that enables students to TRANSFER conceptual classroom LEARNING to strategic application in their professional lives. KET TOPICS: Three key themes constitute the dynamic perspective on strategy: (1) changing strategies for changing times, (2) the integration of formulation and implementation, and (3) strategic leadership. For business professionals involved with strategic management.

Strategy Dynamics Essentials

Author: Kim Warren

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505809053

Category:

Page: 174

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In this book Kim provides the reader with a reliable method to develop "joined up" strategies and plans for common business situations - a powerful addition to current tools and frameworks. The initial focus is on the core "strategic architecture" of the business, which explains how performance arises from its system of real elements (customers, staff, products, capacity, cash). Later chapters extend the method to deal with the quality and development of customers and other resources, competition, policy decisions, intangible factors and organizational capabilities. The strategy dynamics method deploys the rigorous, scientific method of system dynamics - essentially the application of engineering control theory principles to social systems. The method leads to the creation of working, quantified models of any enterprise, or any part thereof, of any scale, in any sector-or of any issue that such an enterprise may face. Kim uses clear, every-day language, and develops examples demonstrating how to create working, quantified models we need to develop and manage strategy. The book is supported by the Sysdea strategy planning software. Many of Kim's example models are available online for the reader to explore. Free single model accounts for Sysdea are available - www.sysdea.com. This version of the book is printed in greyscale. A version with the interior charts etc in color is also available search on - ISBN-13: 978-1512107753 .

Managing Strategic Change

Technical, Political, and Cultural Dynamics

Author: Noel M. Tichy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471865599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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Shows how managers can use the conceptual framework of TPC theory (technical, political, and cultural dynamics) to cope with major strategic reorientation. Raises such fundamental questions about the nature of organizations. What business(es) should we be in? Who should reap what benefits from the organization? What are the values and norms of organizational members? Provides concepts and workable technologies for dealing with these questions and preparing for future change. Includes extensive examples.

Strategy As Action

Competitive Dynamics and Competitive Advantage

Author: Curtis M. Grimm,Hun Lee,Ken G. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195161440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Strategy as Action presents an action plan for how firms can build, improve, and defend their competitive advantage at every stage of their life cycle. For start-up firms entering a market, it provides a model for exploiting competitive uncertainty and blind spots; for growth firms who have established some market advantages, it provides an action plan for exploiting relative resources; for mature firms, it explains how to exploit market position; finally, for firms that have no decisive resource advantage, it provides an action plan based on firm co-operative reactions.

Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy

Author: George S. Day,David J. Reibstein,Robert E. Gunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471689577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 465

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WHARTON on DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY "A valuable contribution, this insightful book makes it clear that strategy is not a one–time search for a sustainable competitive advantage, but a continuous monitoring of the environment, consumers, and competitors with the object of making the right moves in a dynamically changing competitive landscape." –Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Sons Distinguished Professor of International Marketing J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University. "An ambitious and welcomed effort at addressing strategy from an interdisciplinary perspective." –Professor Don Lehmann Columbia University Graduate School of Business. "Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy weaves together an unprecedented interdisciplinary analysis of competitive strategies that any global manager should consider indispensable reading...An impressive book." –Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. Chairman and CEO Huntsman Corporation. "Provocative and meaningful . . . Provides an excellent framework for formulating strategy." –Sam Morasca Vice President, Marketing Shell Oil Products Company. "A Rosetta stone for strategy. Read it and keep it by your side!" –Dale Moss Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing USA British Airways, New York The competitive challenges facing you are more complex and fast–moving than ever. This environment demands dynamic competitive strategies–strategies that anticipate and adjust to competitors′ countermoves, shifting customer demands, and changes in the business world. Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy offers new perspectives on competitive strategy from a distinguished group of faculty at Wharton and other leading business schools around the world. This book presents the best insights from decades of research in key areas such as competitive strategy, simulations, game theory, scenario planning, public policy, and market–driven strategy. It represents the most cohesive collection of insights on strategy ever assembled by a leading school of business. Developed for the thinking manager, Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy provides deep insights into the true dynamics of competition. In contrast to popular, quick–fix formulas for strategic success, this book provides perspectives that will help you better understand the underlying dynamics of competitive interactions and make better strategic decisions in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. The insights and approaches presented here are illustrated with real–world examples which demonstrate how these approaches can be applied to your strategic challenges. These chapters will help you better address key strategic issues such as: ∗ Anticipating competitors′ responses using game theory, simulations, scenario planning, conjoint analysis, and other tools–and designing the best strategy in light of these expected responses ∗ Planning for multiple rounds of competition in the way that chess players think through multiple moves ∗ Understanding how changes in technology and public policy or moves by competitors can undermine your current advantages or neutralize future advantages ∗ Broadening your range of options for reacting to moves by competitors ∗ Signaling and preempting rivals. This groundbreaking new book will change your view of strategy and give you the tools you need to succeed in a dynamic and intensely challenging world.

Behavioral Strategy in Perspective

Author: Mie Augier,Christina Fang,Violina Rindova

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787563499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Behavioral strategy has evolved as a field the last decades both intellectually and institutionally. This volume examines the relatively new field of behavioral strategy and its contribution to strategic management, with papers reflecting the past and present of behavioral strategy as a field, as well as possible avenues for future developments.

Managing Natural Resources

Organizational Strategy, Behaviour and Dynamics

Author: Gerard George,Simon J.D. Schillebeeckx

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786435721

Category:

Page: N.A

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Managing the natural environment is fundamental to many businesses, yet management scholars have understudied how natural resources are acquired and deployed, how they constrain and challenge strategy and innovation, and how they differ from more conventionally studied resources in management. This book captures leading and thought-provoking conceptual and empirical contributions on how organizations (ought to) interact with such natural resources. The authors apply and extend management theories to the natural resource context, thereby opening up multiple avenues for future research.

Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management

Author: Gino Cattani,Simone Ferriani,Lars Frederiksen,Florian A. Taube

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780521928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 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.