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Strategy: Theory and Practice

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Mixed media product 616 Pages / Published: 27/12/2016
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporary ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice.
Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy's futures.

The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy.

The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complemented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style.

Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management.

*Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781473938458).
Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781473938458
Number of pages: 616
Weight: 1250 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

I love that this book reflects what students want. It is very readable and approachable, and makes complex topics simple to understand. -- Emma Wilson, final year Business and Management student
'We chose Strategy: Theory and Practice because it offers a `softer', more sociological approach to strategy and addresses the issue of corporate scandals in a holistic approach when it comes to decision making' -- Konstantinos Pitsakis
Unravels the neatness of traditional economics-based views of strategy and replaces them with much needed social, political and organizational lenses. The authors have produced a refreshing book which rightly establishes organization theory at the centre of strategic analysis and practice. -- David C. Wilson
The authors have produced a text that offers a critical overview of strategy in a global context that illuminates the flows of value, not merely over-emphasizing the economic dimension but linking to sociological and bio-medical issues, throughout the world in the context of the enframing social processes that structure and maintain them. Its style is accessible and its detail is authoritative, current and precise so students, professors and general readers will enjoy it. For many university and business school courses it will quickly become the preferred introduction. -- David Weir
A timely book, impressive in its scope, authoritative in its analysis, and wonderfully written. An extremely enjoyable intellectual journey into many of the intricate aspects of strategy. A must read for all serious students of strategy. -- Mahmoud Ezzamel
This is an excellent textbook that manages to translate the latest strategy knowledge into a form and language that is accessible to students and practitioners alike. A refreshing alternative to the traditional, economics-based strategy textbook! -- Professor David Seidl

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