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The Strategic Manager (Paperback)
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The Strategic Manager (Paperback)

Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 28/07/2014
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Strategy is something with which managers regularly engage throughout their working lives, yet it is often written and researched as though periodic box-ticking exercises are the only show in town. This textbook provides students and professionals with a solid understanding of the strategic management theories, along with the tools needed to apply them and contribute toward successful organizations.

The author starts from how strategy is realized in the business world and applies the key theories to provide a rounded understanding. Contemporary cases studies are provided to help readers visualize the application of strategic thinking. Including the various stakeholders, organizational politics and culture, the author opens a window to the real world of strategic management.

Primarily aimed at postgraduate students and those in executive education, this textbook will also be useful as a handbook for managers looking to get their heads around this easily confused subject.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138778825
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 15 mm


'This refreshing text puts managers and their processes at the heart of strategy theory. It will be interesting for MBA and other strategy students and help them generate effective practical insights into making strategy.' - Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor, Cass Business School, City University London, UK.

'This important and useful book examines six different ways of doing strategic management. It focuses on how strategy is actually practiced, and provides a repertoire of models and illustrations for.engaging in these practices.' - Andrew H. Van de Ven, Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.ã

'Informed by different theoretical lenses, this is essentially a practical book about how to turn the performance and process logics of strategic management into effective thought and action. As such, `The Strategic Manager' can be a very effective educational tool for the making of strategy.' - Andrew M. Pettigrew, Professor, Said Business School,University of Oxford, UK

'The Strategic Manager provides a useful bridge between theory and practice through a range of real life case studies. This approach is not just helpful for MBA students, but also any business executive involved in developing and applying growth strategies in a commercial environment.' - Kevin Thomas, CEO, Support Services Division, Babcock International Group plc.

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