Chapter 1: Creating competitive advantages

This chapter covers the following objectives: The definition of strategic management and its four key…

Chapter 2: Analyzing the external environment of the firm: Creating competitive advantages

  This chapter covers the following objectives: The importance of developing forecasts of the business…

Chapter 3: Assessing the internal environment of the firm

This chapter covers the following objectives: The benefits and limitations of SWOT analysis in conducting…

Chapter 4: Recognizing a firms intellectual assets: Moving beyond a firm’s tangible resources.

This chapter covers the following objectives: Why the management of knowledge professionals and knowledge itself…

Chapter 5: Business – Level strategy: Creating and sustaining competitive advantages

This chapter covers the following objectives: The central role of competitive advantage in the   study…

Chapter 6: Corporate – Level strategy: Creating value through diversification

This chapter covers the following objectives: The reasons for the failure of many diversification efforts.…

Chapter 7: International strategy: Creating value in global markets

This chapter covers the following objectives: The importance of international expansion as a viable diversification…

Chapter 8: Entrepreneurial strategy & competitive dynamics

This chapter covers the following objectives: The role of opportunities, resources, and entrepreneurs in successfully…

Chapter 9: Strategic control and corporate governance

This chapter covers the following objectives: The value of effective strategic control systems in strategy…

Chapter 10: Creating effective organizational designs

This chapter covers the following objectives: The growth patterns of major corporations and the relationship…

Chapter 11: Strategic Leadership: Creating a learning organization and ethical organization

This chapter covers the following objectives: The three key interdependent activities in which all successful…

Chapter 12: Managing Innovation and fostering corporate entrepreneurship

This chapter covers the following objectives: The importance of implementing strategies and practices that foster…