Strategy

by Doreen Yarnold

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Strategy safari

Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrad, Joseph Lampel, published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2008, 464 pages.

Overview of ten separate schools of strategy and a conclusion by the authors that each form only a part of Strategy. A great read for academics and managers alike.

Strategy bites back

Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrad, Joseph Lampel, published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2008, 240 pages.

A provocative and unusual mix of strategy perspectives to help stimulate more creative strategic thinking and subsequent planning

Gurus on business strategy

Tony Grundy, published by Thorogood, 2003, 232 pages.

Review and critique of conventional strategy and planning. More than just a summary of key concepts, it provides a broader grasp of the strategy subject.

Competing for the future (Paperback)

Gary Hamel, C K Prahalad, published by Harvard Business School Press, 1994, 352 pages.

The gurus of core competencies, their central idea is that over time companies may develop key areas of expertise which are distinctive to that company and critical to the company’s long term competitive advantage and growth

Exploring corporate strategy: text and cases

Prof Gerry Johnson and Prof Kevan Scholes, published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall, November 2006, 1120 pages.

Strategic management at all levels both in UK and Europe. Europe’s most successful strategy textbook covers all the underlying concepts, analytical methods and processes of development, selection, formulation and implementation of strategy. For the first time ever the authors introduce the concept of viewing strategy through three separate lenses: 1) the tradition design view of strategy, 2) the notion that strategy can arise fromexperience and culture; and 3) the notion that strategy can be a product of emergent ideas.

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You can also contact the author directly: Doreen Yarnold