A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy (Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books)

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy (Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books)

By: Chris Carter (author), Stewart R. Clegg (author), Martin Kornberger (author)Hardback

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"If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy". (Andre Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School). Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. The VSFI about Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas. Organized into three sections, concepts are made accessible as the authors first recap the history of strategy as an academic discipline, then evaluate major schools of strategic thought and conclude by critiquing the latest developments in strategic research. Suitable for students of strategy at undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works.

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About Author

Professor Chris Carter is from Cornwall, he teaches strategy at the University of St Andrews and also holds a visiting fellowship at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research explores the politics of strategy and campaigns. Chris received his PhD in Organization Theory from Aston Business School. He lives in Edinburgh. Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice. Martin Kornberger received his PhD form the University of Vienna in 2002. Currently he works as full time Visiting Professor at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. Trained as philosopher, he researches and teaches about practices of organizing, strategizing, accounting, and marketing, and explores how they shape, and are shaped by, the economy and society at large.

Contents

Once Upon A Time ... Planning the Future in Turbulent Environments Strategy = Understanding What's Outside the Firm Strategy = Understanding What's Inside the Firm Strategy Is Dead. Long Live Scenario Planning! Strategy = Emergence and Rational Planning Strategy Is What Strategists Do! Strategy as Practice Gaps, Rhetoric and Realities The Futures of Strategy

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412947862
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781412947862
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1412947863

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