Thunderbird on Global Business Strategy

this reason , any sound model of business strategy and organization design is a contingency model . The best - known such model is SWOT analysis . An analyst using SWOT juxtaposes the opportunities and threats posed by the business ...

Author: The Faculty of Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471326062

Category: Business & Economics

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THUNDERBIRD on Global Business Strategy No matter what line of business you are in, produce or biotech, apparel or semiconductors-you can be sure that right now an ambitious management team in some distant part of the globe is devising a strategy to undermine your position and steal away your hard-won customer base. Only a decade ago, that might have seemed like an idle threat. But when you consider the awesome power of the Internet to connect foreign competitors with suppliers and markets anywhere in the world with a keystroke not to mention the precipitous toppling of political barriers to free trade over the past decade it becomes clear that your company's competitive future now depends on your ability to think and act globally. For more than fifty years, Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, has been preparing students to take their places as international business leaders. The only business school in North America to focus exclusively on global business, Thunderbird has been ranked number one in graduate international management education by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1995. Now, Thunderbird on Global Business Strategy brings together the best thinking in the field from the experts at Thunderbird. Written by an all-star team of past and present Thunderbird faculty members, each a well-known expert in his or her area of specialization, the book not only alerts you to both the dangers and opportunities inherent in today's global business environment, but also arms you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to meet those challenges and seize those opportunities. Packed with case studies chronicling the experiences of management at top international companies worldwide, it fills you in on what you must know about managing global crises; forming and managing global alliances; cross-cultural management; managing global supply chains; navigating various legal systems; exploiting international financial markets; the role of the Internet in global business; protecting intellectual property; and much more. Read Thunderbird on Global Business Strategy and find out what it takes to survive and thrive in today's hypercompetitive global business environment. With campuses in Glendale, Arizona, Archamps, France, and Tokyo, Japan, THUNDERBIRD, THE AMERICAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, is North America's leading graduate school for global business. The first institution to offer an international management degree, it has been training international business leaders since 1946. All the Best Thinking from the Leading Lights in Global Strategy In the twenty-first century, every business is a global business. That means that your competitive future depends on acquiring as complete a picture as possible of both the challenges posed by today's borderless business environment as well as the opportunities for increased profits it presents. Now this book gives it to you. Written by the world-renowned experts at Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, this is your one-stop guide to running a global business. Over the course of more than a dozen chapters, liberally illustrated with fascinating case studies, you'll be armed with the understanding and skills you need to: * Form and manage global alliances * Manage global business crises * Manage a global supply chain * Develop global IT strategies * Exploit international financial markets * Protect intellectual property
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Competitive Business Strategy for Teaching Hospitals

Differentiating the hospital and achieving positive brand equity should be a goal of marketing strategy. Some academic hospitals are taking note. Vanderbilt University Medical Center attempted to brand an experimental spina bifida ...

Author: James R. Langabeer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567203493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Heightened competition and changing dynamics have brought turbulence to teaching hospitals, and the main impact has been financial. Langabeer and Napiewocki give healthcare executives the tools and concepts of strategic management they need and ways to strengthen analytic skills, all based on up-to-date empirical research, cast in language they can grasp and relate to, and specially tailored to help teaching hospital administrators cope successfully with today's marketplace challenges. Board members, trustees, and others with decision- and policy-making responsibilities will also find the book essential, as well as their teaching colleagues and students on their way up in the hospital industry.
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Business Strategy

Thus, there is a sharing of knowledge and core competences across the business and there are synergies between activities. In some organizations, strategic decision-making takes place at the level of the business or strategic business ...

Author: George Stonehouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136423215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

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'Business Strategy: an introduction' is an accessible textbook that provides a straightforward guide for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. It presents complex issues and concepts in a clear and compact manner, so that readers gain a clear understanding of the topics addressed. The following features are included: * A comprehensive introduction to the subjects of business strategy and strategic management * Complex issues explained in a straightforward way for students new to this topic * Student friendly learning features throughout * Case studies of varying lengths with questions included for assignment and seminar work * A discussion of both traditional theory and the most recent research in the field This second edition features new and updated case studies as well as more depth having been added to the material in the book. New chapters on business ethics, types and levels of strategy, and how to use case studies have been incorporated. A range of pedagogical features such as learning objectives, review and discussion questions, chapter summaries and further reading are included in the text resulting in it being a user-friendly, definitive guide for those new to the subject. A web-based Tutor Resource Site accompanies the book.
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Business Strategy

It may sound complicated, but Brian Tracy knows how to make it simple. In this practical book he shares the most important lessons for strategic planning.

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 0814436277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Setting business strategy enables you to develop absolute clarity, establish priorities, organize resources and get better results than ever before. A strategic plan helps crystalize the future of an organization-mapping a clear path from where the company stands today to where you wish it to be. It may sound complicated, but Brian Tracy knows how to make it simple. Throughout his career, he has shown countless leaders and organizations how to achieve stunning success. In this concise and practical book, he shares the most important lessons for strategic planning. Readers will discover how to: * Ask the five key questions vital to any strategic plan * Determine a corporate mission that lifts and inspires people * Gain valuable insight with market share/market growth and strategy/operations matrices * Define themselves in relation to their competition - Utilize the concept of "driving force" * Anticipate crises * Reposition their business with new products, services, and technologies * Measure success via clear financial objectives * And more Incorporating examples ranging from Alexander the Great to IBM and General Electric, Tracy gives readers proven ideas for increasing their company's ROI and maximizing their strengths and opportunities. Powerful and portable, Business Strategy will help readers take control of their company's destiny.
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Understanding Business Strategy

an institutional change that has great potential consequences for businesses globally because it creates so much uncertainty. ... Yet the two dominant business strategy models—I/O and RBV—have little to say on institutions and how they ...

Author: Lourdesamy Iruthayasamy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813365421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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This book cuts through the strategy verbiage to get to the fundamentals of business strategy—its meaning, formulation, and implementation. Challenges to understanding strategy are examined, including institutions and national culture. Strategy theories are not just explained but assessed in terms of their validity, limitations, and applicability across countries, cultures, and organisations. The thinking and works of major strategists like Ohmae, Mintzberg, Porter, Rumelt, Barney, Prahalad, Hamel, Peng, Kim, and Mauborgne are reviewed in the context of strategic thinking, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation. The confusion and consensus in strategy are highlighted. While not prescriptive in terms of telling the corporate leader how to formulate strategy, for there is no one best strategy or one best way to formulate strategy, the book does identify broad approaches to corporate strategy formulation and implementation and the underlying principles. To this extent, corporate leaders and students and instructors of business and management will find the book informative and instructive.
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Business Strategy

Thinking of SWOT as a causal analysis of the external determinants of the firm's future hands the strategic initiative over to the “business environment.” Such a passive “objective” reading abandons both the creative dimension of ...

Author: J. -C. Spender

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191510090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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What is strategy? For many it is the application of a theory, model or framework. In this book Spender develops a different creative approach. Emphasizing that firms face uncertainties and unknowns (knowledge gaps) he argues that the core of strategic thinking and processes rests on the organization's leaders developing newly imagined solutions to the opportunities that these uncertainties open up. Drawing on a wide range of ideas from strategy, economics, entrepreneurship and philosophy he stresses the importance of judgment in strategy, and argues that a key element of the entrepreneur and executive's task is to engage chosen uncertainties, develop a language to express and explain the firm's particular business model for dealing with these, and thus create innovation and value. At the same time he shows how the language the strategist creates to do this gives the firm identity and purpose, and communicates this to its members, stakeholders, and customers. In an accessible and engaging style Spender introduces these ideas, and reviews the strategy tools currently available from consultants and academics. Throughout he stresses the uncertainties or knowledge absences that pervade business and make effective strategizing both necessary and valuable. He outlines a structured practice that managers and consultants might chose to follow, not a theory. With appendices on casework, teaching strategy, current strategy texts, and further reading this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the field and practice of strategy, opening up new approaches for managers, consultants, strategy teachers and students.
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Discount Business Strategy

How the New Market Leaders are Redefining Business Strategy Michael Moesgaard Andersen, Flemming Poulfelt. Deans, G.K. & Kroeger, F. (2004) Stretch How Great Companies Grow in Good Times and Bad. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. D'Aveni, ...

Author: Michael Moesgaard Andersen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470033531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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What people are saying about Discount Business Strategy: "Michael Andersen and Flemming Poulfelt provide a provocative discussion of the rapidly growing role of discounters across numerous industries: how they operate; how they create uniqueness; and how they can destroy value for incumbents. Understanding the specific moves and tools that the authors analyze will be valuable for attackers and incumbents alike." —Adrian J. Slywotzky, Director, Mercer Management Consulting USA "This book is very timely, dealing with today's most critical strategic issue: how to provide more value to the consumer through aggressive discounting. Those players in manufacturing and distribution who master this will be the winners; many established firms will fall by the wayside. A similar set of issues are facing many nations today - Europe vs. Asia!" —Peter Lorange, President, IMD, Switzerland "Andersen and Poulfelt have researched one of the most important themes in today's business world - how fundamentally new business models have wiped out establishments not with new products or technologies, but by creating new rules for conventional industries. Read this book and learn how to recognize the disruption of your industry before it is too late!" —Sigurd Liljenfeldt, Senior Partner, Monitor Group, France "This book asks if a firm can have its cake and eat it too - that is, maintain high quality at low prices. My favourite example and shopping place is big box Costco. Ikea is another. A must read for a broad audience concerned about corporate survival!" —Professor Larry E. Greiner, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA The aspiration to adopt the right strategy still prevails over the business world. But is there a single 'best' strategy for a company? Can an organization create sustainable competitive advantage from an 'off-the-peg' strategy? And are most companies likely to craft a strategy that genuinely creates uncontested market space and makes the competition irrelevant? The answer to all these questions is probably 'No'. And the rising tide of companies like Dell, CostCo, Skype and Linux means that asking them at all may soon be futile. While strategists have foundered in old paradigms, a new breed of competitors has emerged. Value destroyers. Old-style thinking understood value destruction when it was confined to an industry and driven by a new product or technology. But what are the implications when the destruction stems from a new way of thinking - from a strategy that simultaneously creates value? The implications are enormous. Every company in every industry is potentially at risk. This risk - or opportunity - is precisely the reason for this book and its focus on exploring why and how some companies have bridged the gap between differentiator and cost leader strategies to emerge as winners in hypercompetitive markets, and what this entails in terms of value destruction and creation. Discounting organizations are here to stay - are you?
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Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

(Strack et al., 2008) The main focus of this chapter is on exploring the links between corporate strategy and HR strategy. In the past decade, alignment of HR strategy with business strategy has been the holy grail of HR teams.

Author: Linda Holbeche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750680172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 498

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Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies that show how HR strategists have utilised their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role.
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International Business Strategy

Global corporate strategy and trade policy. London: Routledge. Rui, H., & Yip, G. 2008. Foreign acquisitions by Chinese firms: A strategic intent perspective. Journal of World Business, 43(2): 213–26. Sanchez-Peinado, E., & Pla-Barber, ...

Author: Peter J Buckley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317906650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 666

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With stagnated demand in many home economies, the need to internationalize and exploit foreign market opportunities has never been more paramount for businesses to succeed at a global level. However, this process raises a number of questions, such as: can firms use their knowledge of one market in the next? Can firms pursue internationalization on several fronts at the same time? How should firms handle cultural and institutional differences between markets? This textbook provides students with the core research in international business and strategy, including organization, efficiency, external relationships and the challenges found in an increasingly multicultural world. Each part begins with a presentation of the issues and controversies faced in that particular area, followed by a synthesis of the research which provides avenues for future research. To facilitate and encourage further debate and learning, each part also includes at least one original case study. Compiled by two of the World's leading scholars of international business, and supplemented with critical commentaries and a range of integrative case studies, this comprehensive textbook provides advanced students of international business and strategy with a resource that will be invaluable in their studies and beyond.
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The Oxford Handbook of International Business Strategy

Kamel Mellahi, Klaus Meyer, Professor of International Business Klaus Meyer, John H Dunning Chair of International Business Regulation Rajneesh Narula, Rajneesh Narula, Associate Professor of International Business Strategy Irina Surdu, ...

Author: Kamel Mellahi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198868378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Multinational enterprises must contend with increasingly challenging conditions in the international business environment. This Handbook explores how classic principles of international competitive strategy are transformed in today's markets and provides suggestions on how firms can develop effective strategies to respond to these transformations.
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International Business Strategy

Vishnuprasad Nagadevara is the Dean at the Woxsen School of Business, India, having previously held appointments at Iowa State ... Murali Patibandla is Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Author: S. Raghunath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137544681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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This volume fills a gap in the international business literature, offering the perspectives of researchers who are deeply embedded in one key emerging market, India. With the global economy changing dramatically, firms from emerging markets are playing increasingly important roles in both outward and inward internationalisation. International Business Strategy offers profound insights into international business activities in this rapidly-evolving environment, in which multinational corporations from emerging markets are now influential players. Reflecting the complex nature of India itself, the chapters employ a variety of theoretical lenses to shed light on a wide range of issues encountered by Indian businesses, from some of the world’s largest corporations to small, entrepreneurial firms.
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International Business Strategy

Rethinking the Foundations of Global Corporate Success Alain Verbeke, I. H. Ian Lee. management of subsidiary networks allocating specific roles to subsidiaries, 138–42 Black Hole subsidiary type, 141 centralization strategy, ...

Author: Alain Verbeke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108851886

Category: Business & Economics

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Now in its third edition, this core textbook for advanced undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students combines analytical rigour and managerial insight on the functioning and strategy of large multinational enterprises (MNEs). Verbeke and Lee develop an original conceptual model that supports student learning by providing an integrated perspective, rooted in theory and practice. The discussion also includes unique commentaries on seventy-four seminal articles published in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and the California Management Review over the past four decades, demonstrating how the key insights can be applied to real businesses engaged in international expansion programmes, especially as they venture into high-distance markets. This third edition has been thoroughly updated and features new sections on multinational entrepreneurship, strategic challenges in the new economy, and international business strategy during globally disruptive events, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will benefit from updated case studies, improved learning features, and a wide range of online resources.
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International Business Strategy in Emerging Country Markets

legitimacy-based rationality alone, while business marketing strategy is based on both rationalities. Efficiency-based International Business Strategy The business marketing strategy in product/service markets has an economic efficiency ...

Author: Hans Jansson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781008361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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The book outlines and develops an integrated and pragmatic socio-economic approach towards undertaking effective MNC strategy in emerging country markets. This, labelled the 'institutional network approach' (INA), applies a new strategic perspective to international business operations and emphasises the continuous interplay between institutions and networks in designing and executing global strategies. The INA integrates the shareholder and stakeholder viewpointinto a comparative holistic perspective of international business strategy based on a broader societal approach.
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Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry

Broadly, Luftman and Oldach (1996) observe that the general lackofstrategic application may be due to the practice whereby decisions of IT strategy are often made after the decisions on business strategy. However, an IT strategy is ...

Author: Hua, Goh Bee

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466641860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

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Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functional integration, but also an opportunity to enhance competitive capability of a business firm. Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry brings together topics on understanding business strategy and competitive advantage, as well as essential benefits of concepts and technologies for improving efficiency of the construction industry. This reference source is directed toward researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, undergraduate, and postgraduate students, in order to gain insights into the complex workings of the traditional construction industry and the concepts and tools used to facilitate a strategically IT enabled industry.
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FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy

InChapter7 you willlook at the strategic optionsfor bridging it. You shouldassume in Chapters6and7 thatyou aredeveloping astrategy for a single business, just the onestrategic business unit. Thisis business strategy.

Author: Vaughan Evans

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9781292002804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Want to take your company to the next level? You need a roadmap, a strategy. Preferably one that is simple, workable and saleable. This book provides you with just that. It sets out a straightforward strategy development process, the ‘Strategy Pyramid’, and guides you through it. It uses a lively central case study throughout, as well as drawing on examples of how real businesses have developed winning strategies. Whether you are intent on growing your business, or setting out on your start-up, this book offers an uncomplicated, practical and readable guide on how to get the strategy you need for your business to succeed. It offers sound advice on the following areas: Setting goals and objectives Forecasting market demands Gauging industry competition Tracking competitive advantage Targeting the strategic gap Bridging the gap with business strategy Bridging the gap with corporate strategy Addressing risk and opportunity The FT Essential Guide to Developing a Business Strategy will help businesses of all sizes to chart and realise their growth ambitions.
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Utilizing Consumer Psychology in Business Strategy

Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series ISSN:2327-3429 EISSN:2327-3437 Editor-in-Chief: Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain MISSION Business entities are constantly seeking new ...

Author: Dalgic, Tevfik

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522534495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Consumer behavior is becoming increasingly complex in the current global market. A broader understanding of the psychologically driven motivation of consumers and characteristics of the consumer decision-making process is vital for effective customer engagement. Utilizing Consumer Psychology in Business Strategy provides emerging research on consumer behavior and decision-making processes through the lens of business advancement and innovation. While highlighting topics such as brand personality, consumer perception, and marketing strategy, this publication explores various types of consumer behavior and methods to maximize benefits and efficiency. This book is an important resource for business administrators, managers, practitioners, academics, and students seeking emerging research on the consumer markets.
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Media Telecommunications and Business Strategy

and evaluating the performance of a company's subsidiaries and foreign operations. The term organizational control is used to ... Strategy Formulation The success of any business is dependent on its ability to plan for the future.

Author: Richard A. Gershon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136288913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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With today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving environment, media managers must have a clear understanding of different delivery platforms, as well as a grasp of critical management, planning, and economic factors in order to stay current and move their organizations forward. Developed for students in telecommunications management, media management, and the business of media, this text helps future media professionals understand the relationship and convergence patterns between the broadcast, cable television, telephony, and Internet communication industries. The second edition includes updated research throughout , including material on major business and technology changes and the importance of digital lifestyle reflected in e-commerce and personalized media selection, such as Netflix and iTunes, and the growing importance of Facebook and social networking from a business perspective.
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Technology and Business Strategy

In Chapter 11 , we take an up - close - and - personal look at licensing and technology transfer as a business strategy . In an increasing number of instances , especially in this global economy , technological assets are finding use as ...

Author: William M. Watkins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567202233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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Managerial and technology personnel will find this practical guide to the effective management of technology assets invaluable. The special knowledge and managerial skills Watkins outlines would be useful to any size firm from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinational corporations.
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Unified Theory of Business Strategy

In this section, we look at how Axiom 1 and Axiom 2 (introduced in Chapter 1) can work together in business strategy to induce the outcome of wealth. Any firm that seeks to accumulate wealth and minimise risk needs a clear strategic ...

Author: Rod Samimi

Publisher: Sentinel9 Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9780648973416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Unified Theory of Business Strategy (UTBS) Successful businesses require strategic thinking, well-formulated goals and a clear approach to implementation. These are widely accepted as essential to business success. But describing these factors is not the same as making them happen. What corporate executives and business owners increasingly need is a practical, workable approach to business strategy that is supported by theory (but not drowned in it). That is where this book comes in. In Unified Theory of Business Strategy, Dr Rod Samimi combines theory and practice to give readers a solid understanding of how to formulate and implement a pragmatic business strategy. It includes a theoretical framework and applied interpretations, plus a detailed guide for compiling business plans. Using the Sentinel 9 multidisciplinary approach, the book configures an innovative way to look at business strategy.
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International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship An Information Technology Perspective

Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos Universidad de Oviedo, Spain ISSN: 2327-3429 EISSN: 2327-3437 Mission Businessentities are constantly seeking new ways through which ...

Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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There is a high demand in our society to adopt emerging technologies in all aspects of business and economic activity. As traditional business practices and economic activity are occurring in a global context, new areas of economic development are being recognized as the key enablers of wealth and income production. International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship: An Information Technology Perspective discusses innovative solutions to research problems and high performance systems while emphasizing the role of IT and management for sustainable development. This book brings together academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the debate of technology related to international business and strategic management.
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