Language : English
Published : 2016-01-01
Pages : 776
Contemporary Strategy Analysis 9th Edition
* Brings together the text with an updated collection of 20 case studies * Introduces students to the core concepts and principles of strategy * Combines a rigorous approach to business strategy analysis with highly relevant examples of current practice * Includes access to high quality case and author video clips
About the Author
Robert M. Grant is the Eni Professor of Strategic Management at Bocconi University in Milan, and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University and City University, London. His previous faculty positions included London Business School, California Polytechnic, University of British Columbia, and University of St Andrews. His business experience ranges from manufacturing tires (Firestone) and meat pies (Kraft Foods) to strategy consulting with companies such as Eni and American Express.
What purpose does Strategic Management serve in modern businesses? Why do different businesses have different strategies? Is traditional strategic thinking still relevant for today? This dynamic textbook looks at strategy from a local to a global level, and uses real-life examples of businesses and individuals to provide an up-to-date view of Strategic Management in the current economic environment. In this new edition of Strategic Management: Principles and Practice, Barry J. Witcher and Vinh Sum Chau offer a practical and thought-provoking analysis of what Strategic Management is and how it can be put to good use.
About the Author
Dr Vinh Sum Chau is Lecturer in Strategy and Strategic Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA), and faculty member of the UK ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). Dr Barry J. Witcher is Reader in Strategic and General Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA).
This third Asia Pacific edition of International Marketing continues to offer up-to-date examples from Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region alongside an international perspective to provide a truly global context. The text examines the unique conditions in which businesses from this region operate, concentrating on the challenges that face marketers. Students are provided with a comprehensive overview of both the theory and application of international marketing, including an examination of the distinct issues that affect a range of enterprises from start-up operations to small, medium and multinational firms. The ongoing concerns of the environment and the sustainability of business are integrated throughout the text. Other important emergent areas affecting the practice of international marketing, such as the dominance of social media and e-commerce are also discussed. To aid class discussions, short case studies are presented at the end of each chapter as well as a case for more extensive analysis at the end of each part.
Strategic Compensation in Canada, Fifth Edition, by Richard Long is part of the market-leading Nelson Education Series in Human Resources Management. This text balances and integrates the strategic, behavioural, and technical principles for identifying and designing the compensation system that will add the most value to an organization. This is accomplished within a systematic framework that is based on a foundation of scientific research and relevant theories and verified by actual organizational experiences. This approach is delivered in an informal writing style and supported by strong pedagogical features—such as opening vignettes, Compensation Today, Compensation Notebook, and end-of-chapter material—that maximize its value as an effective learning tool. Students’ learning can be further enhanced by the accompanying Strategic Compensation: A Simulation, Fifth Edition, which provides students with the opportunity to design an entire compensation system, from strategy formulation to implementation of the new pay structure, complete with market-based actual dollars attached to the pay ranges. This simulation has been specifically designed by its authors (Richard Long and Henry Ravichander) to utilize all the steps along the road map to effective compensation, as described in the Strategic Compensation in Canada text.
The second edition of this text has been thoroughly updated, continuing its strong emphasis on the importance of the Asian region to contemporary Australian and New Zealand organisations. Many Asian case examples are featured to illustrate key management concepts, and these provide a useful basis for comparison with management practices in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary management issues, such as: * workplace diversity * sustainability * ethics/corporate social responsibility * the impact of technology * innovation in the workplace * globalisation * employee engagement * flexible working arrangements * work-life balance * generational issues in the workplace * skills shortages in various industries * the importance of effective employee recruitment and training * organisational culture * workforce flexibility and casualisation * the ’24/7′ nature of contemporary communication technology, including social media * outsourcing Management, Foundation and Applications, 2nd Asia-Pacific edition, has also retained the features that made its previous edition so popular with students and lecturers, including the Career Readiness Workbook activities at the end of the book, and the accompanying Interactive Study Guide with its vast array of multimedia resources.