Additional support is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/grant. The website features Teaching Notes to accompany the case studies and a selection of downloadable cases.
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"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
Now in its fifth edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated to:
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.
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.
"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.