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Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text Only, 7th Edition

Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text Only, 7th Edition

Robert M. Grant

ISBN: 978-0-470-62037-3

Jun 2010

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Considered by many to be the best textbook on Strategy, Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edition builds on the strengths of previous editions by introducing students to the core concepts and principles of strategy. Rob Grant eloquently combines theory with current real world examples and practice using a clearly written, logical and comprehensive approach.

Updates for the 7th Edition:

  • An improved focus on strategy implementation, including additional content.
  • Case material substantially enhanced including new cases form a variety of industries.
  • More use of Strategy Capsules in every chapter that give more detailed examples of each strategy being implemented by a real company and the impacts the strategy has on their operation.
  • Several of the longer chapters shortened or split into two to further improve readability.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edition is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students.

Full teachings notes to the cases are now available at the companion website www.contemporarystrategyanalysis.com

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th Edition is also available in a combined text and cases version –
ISBN: 9780470747094

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Preface.

PART I INTRODUCTION.

1 The Concept of Strategy.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Role of Strategy in Success.

The Basic Framework for Strategy Analysis.

A Brief History of Business Strategy.

Strategic Management Today.

The Role of Analysis in Strategy Formulation.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

PART II THE TOOLS OF STRATEGY ANALYSIS.

2 Goals, Values and Performance.

Introduction and Objectives.

Strategy as a Quest for Value.

Strategy and Real Options.

Putting Performance Analysis into Practice.

Beyond Profit: Values and Social Responsibility.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

3 Industry Analysis: The Fundamentals.

Introduction and Objectives.

From Environmental Analysis to Industry Analysis.

The Determinants of Industry Profit: Demand and Competition.

Analyzing Industry Attractiveness.

Applying Industry Analysis.

Defining Industries: Where to Draw the Boundaries.

From Industry Attractiveness to Competitive Advantage: Identifying Key Success Factors.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

4 Further Topics in Industry and Competitive Analysis.

Introduction and Objectives.

Extending the Five Forces Framework.

The Contribution of Game Theory.

Competitor Analysis.

Segmentation Analysis.

Strategic Groups.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

5 Analyzing Resources and Capabilities.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Role of Resources and Capabilities in Strategy Formulation.

The Resources of the Firm.

Organizational Capabilities.

Appraising Resources and Capabilities.

Putting Resource and Capability Analysis to Work: A Practical Guide.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

6 Developing Resources and Capabilities.

Introduction and Objectives.

Developing Resources.

The Challenge of Capability Development.

Approaches to Capability Development.

Knowledge Management and the Knowledge-based View.

Designing Knowledge Management Systems.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

7 Organization Structure and Management Systems: The Fundamentals of Strategy Implementation.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Evolution of the Corporation.

The Organizational Problem: Reconciling Specialization with Coordination and Cooperation.

Hierarchy in Organizational Design.

Applying the Principles of Organizational Design.

Organizing on the Basis of Coordination Intensity.

Alternative Structural Forms.

Management Systems for Coordination and Control.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

PART III THE ANALYSIS OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

8 The Nature and Sources of Competitive Advantage.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Emergence of Competitive Advantage.

Sustaining Competitive Advantage.

Competitive Advantage in Different Market Settings.

Types of Competitive Advantage: Cost and Differentiation.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

9 Cost Advantage.

Introduction and Objectives.

Strategy and Cost Advantage.

The Sources of Cost Advantage.

Using the Value Chain to Analyze Costs.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

10 Differentiation Advantage.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Nature of Differentiation and Differentiation Advantage.

Analyzing Differentiation: The Demand Side.

Analyzing Differentiation: The Supply Side.

Bringing It All Together: The Value Chain in Differentiation Analysis.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

PART IV BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRY CONTEXTS.

11 Industry Evolution and Strategic Change.

Introduction and Objectives.

The Industry Life Cycle.

Structure, Competition and Success Factors over the Life Cycle.

Organizational Adaptation and Change.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

12 Technology-based Industries and the Management of Innovation.

Introduction and Objectives.

Competitive Advantage in Technology-intensive Industries.

Strategies to Exploit Innovation: How and When to Enter.

Competing for Standards.

Implementing Technology Strategies: Creating the Conditions for Innovation.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

13 Competitive Advantage in Mature Industries.

Introduction and Objectives.

Competitive Advantage in Mature Industries.

Strategy Implementation in Mature Industries: Structure, Systems and Style.

Strategies for Declining Industries.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

PART V CORPORATE STRATEGY.

14 Vertical Integration and the Scope of the Firm.

Introduction and Objectives.

Transaction Costs and the Scope of the Firm.

The Costs and Benefits of Vertical Integration.

Designing Vertical Relationships.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

15 Global Strategies and the Multinational Corporation.

Introduction and Objectives.

Implications of International Competition for Industry Analysis.

Analyzing Competitive Advantage in an International Context.

Applying the Framework: International Location of Production.

Applying the Framework: Foreign Entry Strategies.

Multinational Strategies: Global Integration versus National Differentiation.

Strategy and Organization within the Multinational Corporation.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

16 Diversification Strategy.

Introduction and Objectives.

Trends in Diversification over Time.

Motives for Diversification.

Competitive Advantage from Diversification.

Diversification and Performance.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Appendix: Does Diversification Confer Market Power?

Notes.

17 Implementing Corporate Strategy: Management of the Multibusiness Firm.

Introduction and Objectives.

Governance and the Structure of the Multibusiness Corporation.

The Role of Corporate Management.

Managing the Corporate Portfolio.

Managing Individual Businesses.

Managing Linkages between Businesses.

Managing Change in the Multibusiness Corporation.

External Strategy: Mergers and Acquisitions.

Summary.

Self-Study Questions.

Notes.

18 Current Trends in Strategic Management.

Introduction.

The New External Environment of Business.

Managing in an Economic Crisis.

New Directions in Strategic Thinking.

Redesigning the Organization.

New Modes of Leadership.

Summary.

Notes.

Index.

  • An improved focus on strategy implementation, including additional content.
  • Case material substantially enhanced including new cases form a variety of industries.
  • More use of Strategy Capsules in every chapter that give more detailed examples of each strategy being implemented by a real company and the impacts the strategy has on their operation.
  • Several of the longer chapters shortened or split into two to further improve readability.