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Contemporary Strategy Analysis Unknown Binding – 2 Jul 2010

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  • Unknown Binding: 944 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (2 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470972203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470972205
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.1 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,868,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grant excels in combining accessibility and rigor in his coverage of difficult concepts in corporate strategy. His Contemporary Strategy Analysis is one of the best available textbooks for advanced undergraduates and MBAs. George Yip, London Business School


"The new edition of Grant′s extraordinarily well–written textbook has the same accessible style as prior editions. This comprehensive textbook makes complicated material understandable and clear. The many new capsule examples of recent business events as well as text material based on new research keep the book completely up–to–date. The book also contains revisions of core materials for even greater clarity. Students rave about this book." Constance Helfat, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

"By skillfully weaving scholarly ideas with modern–day issues, Contemporary Strategy Analysis provides students of strategy with a leading edge textbook that links the practical realities of strategic management to the intellectual foundations of strategic thinking." Ari Ginsberg, New York University, Stern School of Business

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This best–selling text has gained widespread recognition for its rigorous approach to business strategy analysis. Introducing students to the fundamental concepts and principles of strategy, it reflects current academic thinking and management practice, and gives students the tools they need to formulate and implement strategies that will enhance the performance of their organizations. Now in its fifth edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated to: feature additional material on the strategic planning processes within companies reflect recent work in the areas of resources and capabilities, industry evolution, and global strategy and the multinational company include revisions to the section on knowledge management to reflect the maturing of this field provide a more integrated view of corporate scope, and the organization and management of the multi–business firm reconsider the shareholder value model, with more coverage of values and corporate social responsibility Additional support is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/grant . The website features a Guide for Instructors, downloadable PowerPoint slides, and a selection of new cases to help lecturers plan their courses and make teaching even easier. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 18 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
I studied this book as part of the Strategy module for my MBA and found it comprehensive, thorough and relatively easy to read and digest.
There are many good strategy books that provide excellent insight into key parts of strategy, this one gives a solid grounding across all the disciplines (including work by Porter, Ansoff, Hamel & Prahalad, Ohmae, Chandler, BCG, McKinsey etc.).
Highly recommended for strategy students and executives looking to build a thorough and credible knowledge of the subject.
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By A Customer on 5 Sept. 2003
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I don't write alot of reviews but this one compelled me to share my thougths becuase it was so good. Recently completing my MBA, I read a few strategy books but put them all down after I bought this one. This is a clearly written, well-crafted book that elequently combines theory with real-world examples in an easy to understand and compelling way. Really good!
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I am an undergraduate degree level student (Business Studies).
"Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Concepts, Techniques, Applications" is an excellent book. I used it both in my first and final year. I really gets to grips with the key issues and provides a lot of depth. Not too difficult to read and if this is in a list of books for you to get, and you have to choose one, I definately recommend this one.
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Third year Business Studies at University of Edinburgh

Really good material backed up in every case with a useful practical example of a real company employing the strategies being described. Really useful for coursework and revision. Means you don't have to do nearly so much outside research for practical examples to help your grade.

It has "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.

Overall, a really useful book that I found very helpful for revision.
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This was the core text on a recent Masters level Strategy course which I completed using the 6th Edition. This book is superb, it develops the reader's understanding from foundations to advanced topics in a very fluid manner. No concept is discussed without it having previously been introduced. The narrative style makes for easy reading, but it is by no means an easy read. It will take time to cover each chapter and fully digest its contents, but once completed it will impart an excellent level of understanding to the student. Look no further than this Classic standard text.
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A comprehensive and coherent overview of strategic concepts and a nice counterpoint to Exploring Corporate Strategy by Johnson and Scholes (another standard in the MBA armamentarium) . Disappointingly the text is a little light on full case studies (some of which aren't quite as contemporary as you'd expect given the title) - a fact tacitly acknowledged perhaps by the presence of 'Cases to Accompany Contemporary Strategy Analysis' (at £25 no less). 6e is due out any day but probably as an exorbitantly priced hardback
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An excellent MBA textbook that clarifies concepts with numerous examples. Students that need to quickly progress through strategy and fully grasp the path to competitive advantage need look no further than this textbook.
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Very useful book. I bought the older edition as I did not see the need for the latest edition as it was very expensive and the only that has changed between the editions is the case studies.
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