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Second Edition
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April 2016 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Shortlisted for the 2013 Chartered Management Institute textbook award

Practicing Strategy broke new ground when it first published by focusing on the strategy-as-practice approach, which considers strategy not only as something an organisation has but something which its members do.

The new edition deals with a selection of topics that have been central in recent academic debates in the strategy-as-practice area and includes

  • 7 New chapters on topics such as Chief Executive Officers, Middle Managers, Strategic Alignment and Strategic Ambidexterity in line with developments in the field
  • New case studies throughout including Narayana health, the turnaround of Reliant group and relocating a business school
  • Tutor and student access to online resources inlcude additional readings, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, author podcasts and videos.
Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students taking advanced strategy modules and practitioners alike.
 
Chapter 1: Practicing Strategy: Foundations and Importance
 
SECTION A - PRACTITIONERS
 
Chapter 2: Chief Executive Officers
 
Chapter 3: Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs)
 
Chapter 4: Strategy Teams
 
Chapter 5: Middle Managers
 
Chapter 6: Strategy Consultants
 
SECTION B - PRACTICES
 
Chapter 7: Strategy Tools
 
Chapter 8: Influencing Strategy through Discourse
 
SECTION C - PRAXIS
 
Chapter 9: Strategic Alignment: The ESCO Model
 
Chapter 10: Practicing Strategy across Firms: Insights from M&As
 
Chapter 11: Strategic Ambidexterity: Dealing with Tensions
 
SECTION D - CASE STUDIES
 
Chapter 12: Teaching Strategy using the Strategy-as-Practice approach
 
Chapter 13: Strategic Leadership and Innovation at Apple Inc.
 
Chapter 14: Centrica - Strategizing in Multi-Utility
 
Chapter 15: Narayana Health: Bringing Quality Healthcare to the Masses
 
Chapter 16: A "Reliable" Recovery?
 
Chapter 17: Marconi - When Strategists Hit the Perfect Storm
 
Chapter 18: Lafarge vs. Blue Circle: Practices in a Hostile Takeover
 
Chapter 19: Room for Improvement? Relocating a Business School
 
Chapter 20: Strategy-making 2.0: Strategy Development Process at the Wikimedia Foundation

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For Lecturers

  • Instructor's Manual
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Additional Chapter Summaries

For Students 

  • Author videos
  • SAGE journal articles
  • Additional Chapter Summaries


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