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Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text Only [Kindle Edition]

Robert M. Grant
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"Discusses a wide range of current research in the strategy area, and is well illustrated with examples from various industries and national settings. I believe it to be the best text on the market in both respects." Anne Huff, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

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Considered by many to be the best textbook on Strategy, Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edition builds on the strengths of previous editions by introducing students to the core concepts and principles of strategy. Rob Grant eloquently combines theory with current real world examples and practice using a clearly written, logical and comprehensive approach.

Updates for the 7th Edition:

  • An improved focus on strategy implementation, including additional content.

  • Case material substantially enhanced including new cases form a variety of industries.

  • More use of 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.

  • Several of the longer chapters shortened or split into two to further improve readability.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edition is suitable for both MBA and advanced undergraduate students.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th Edition is also available in a combined text and cases version –
ISBN: 9780470747094


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4899 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7th edition (29 Dec. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Q6DDH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,621 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Chuck
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I bought this book as recommended reading for my MBA Strategic Management course. It gave me a good grounding in strategic analysis and I found it very accessible and valuable in preparing both my mid-term and final assessments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect timing 12 Oct. 2013
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I am very happy with the delivery and the item that I have purchased.The item was delivered within few days, whereas the item that I have received is in a good condition and perfect for my use.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Strategy Analysis 15 Mar. 2013
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This the seventh edition is simply fantastic! Hope the eigth edition is just as good as this one. Thanks for now.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition EXPERIENCE Review Only 6 Jan. 2012
By Femme - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
For Kindle version Reading Experience Only. The content is what the prior reviewers say...good.
Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 7th Edition

The publisher merely released a lazy ecopy for the Kindle edition without thinking of how we would read it or interact with the content. You can't read any of the graphics on the Kindle for Mac edition (don't even think about it for my Kindle touch). This is where the 'experience' of reading needs to evolve from a publishers perspective and they need to think about it not as a book but the ability to consume everything from a users' experience perspective. I would get more out of an actual .pdf exact copy file than this kindle copy. The kindle version is worthless... I had to revert to the actual book to read and follow along. I uploaded pictures comparing the two... Quite frustrating.

For this to to be a book on strategy, they failed to understand the contemporary strategy surrounding consuming the content.

To Amazon: you all have a long way to go before I move to electronic editions for text books. I can't even imagine doing this for my diagram intensive engineering textbooks from my undergrad.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Describes case studies with rich context 22 July 2012
By Anurag Gupta - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Grant discusses industry evolution and strategic choices faced by several businesses including Madonna, Laura Ashley Holdings Plc, US airline industry, Ford and world automobile industry, Wal-mart, Manchester United, Eastman Kodak, Royal Dutch Shell, Harley Davidson, Raisio Group, Video game industry, Eni SpA, Birds Eye and US frozen food industry, Outback Steakhouse, Euro Disney, Virgin Group, GE (under both Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt), and AES Corporation. It was fun finding the rich details of each case in one place rather than hunt for them amongst multiple sources.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Edited 5 Nov. 2012
By Hammer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
If you like to read books with coherent sentences, pick a different book. "Grammatically incorrect" is the best description I can give. The editor needs to be replaced considering this was the seventh attempt. Better luck on the eighth version.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly superior to most texts 11 Jan. 2014
By tuhin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Most strategy texts explain to students the overall process as if it were clockwork but Grant goes way beyond this. His examples are relevant, his theorizing integrated with his examples and his takeaways from each chapter clear and concise. His introduction of Mintzberg's concept of emergent strategy in the first chapter itself implies that he wants students to understand that strategy does not end once the senior executive meeting calls it a day.

Another critical output from his book is the integration of strategy formulation and implementation. He staunchly refuses to get into the strategy-structure primacy debate and instead focuses on how the two are inter-related and their mutual isolation leads to corporate failure. His chapter on Vertical integration is also immaculate with several important learning outcomes.

Overall an excellent book with several important perspectives. THe only thing that could be added is a dedicated chapter on M&As which were probably subsumed under Diversification.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on strategy! 11 Jan. 2014
By Toby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I used this book for a strategy class I took in graduate school and really liked it. Any concepts that were fuzzy in class were easily explained in this book. The examples used were also very easy to follow. The chapters are a little long sometimes so you can't really "hunt and peck" your way through the text to find out exactly what you need to know if you're in a hurry, so you have to sit down and "read" it pretty well the first time to get a sense of where to find what you're looking for when reviewing for exams and quizzes. Other than that it was a great book.
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