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Strategy and Performance
Achieving Competitive Advantage in the Global Marketplace
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
19 Dec 2003
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£86.00
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9781403916181
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Terms such as the 'new competitive landscape', 'hypercompetition' and 'inherent instability and change' have been used over the past decade to describe the changing global competitive environment. A plethora of strategic and operational measures have been used to enable firms to gain sustainable competitive advantage, with varying degrees of success. Yet we remain in largely uncharted territory with strategic preparation for the future becoming a critical activity. Strategy and Performance provides academics, practitioners and students with a highly focused approach to competing in the global marketplace.


Description

Terms such as the 'new competitive landscape', 'hypercompetition' and 'inherent instability and change' have been used over the past decade to describe the changing global competitive environment. A plethora of strategic and operational measures have been used to enable firms to gain sustainable competitive advantage, with varying degrees of success. Yet we remain in largely uncharted territory with strategic preparation for the future becoming a critical activity. Strategy and Performance provides academics, practitioners and students with a highly focused approach to competing in the global marketplace.


Reviews

'Strategy and Performance is a collection of 14 papers by international writers which address five principal areas of strategy: competition; innovation; industry, organisational and technological change. Interspersed with 'compare and contrast' academic reviews of strategic theory are lively research-based analyses. The new research contained in [the book] is well worth seeking out and discussing.' - Best of Biz www.bestofbiz.com


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
INTRODUCTION
Creating Value in the New Competitive Landscape; A.Ghobadian, N.O'Reagan, H.Viney, D.Gallear
PART I: COMPETING IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
Developing and Managing Strategic Alliances, Building Social Capital and Creating Value; M.A.Hitt, R.D.Ireland & M.Santoro
Towards a Theory of Multinational Enterprises and the Civil Society; A.M.Rugman & A.Verbeke
PART II: CHANGING INDUSTRY CONFIGURATION
Building Versus Acquiring Resources: Analysis and Application to Learning Theory; J.B.Barney & T.W.Tong
Better Constructs for Analysis and Management of Firm Competence; P.Knott
Intangible Resources and Export Marketing Strategy as Determinants of Export Performance: An Empirical Analysis from the Resource-Based View; A.Rialp-Criado, J.Rialp-Criado, C.N.Axinn & S.Thach
Strategic Planning: The Key to Enhanced Performance?; N.O'Regan & A.Ghobadian
PART III: ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
Understanding the HR Strategies of the 1990s; C.R.Littler
Managing in Times of Change: Avoiding Management Myopia; M.Goodman
Understanding Inertia: Developing a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective?; A.Genus
PART IV: MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
A Dynamic Resource-Based View of the Interaction Between Technological Resources, Corporate Diversification and Performance; F.J.Forcadell
PART V: INNOVATION
Developing a Compass to Navigate the Innovation Journey; Z.J.Radnor, H.Noke & T.Rickards
Leadership and Innovation: Surfacing Synergies Among Constructs and Theories; E.Wilson-Evered, C.Härtel & M.Neale
CONCLUSION
Strategic Management: Its Development and Future Directions; H.Thomas
Index


Authors

ABBY GHOBADIAN is Director of the Institute of Research and CISMR , and Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Strategy at Middlesex University. His research interests lie principally in operations and environmental management as well as the formulation and deployment of corporate strategy in small and medium sized organisations.

NICHOLAS O'REGAN is Principal Lecturer in Business Studies at Middlesex University Business School. His research interests include the organisational culture, leadership and strategic planning processes of small and medium sized organisations. Other research interests include the deployment of technology and the use of e-business in SMEs.

DAVID GALLEAR is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Group Research Leader at Middlesex University Business School. His research interests and many publications focus on quality and business excellence development, and supply chain management. He is UK Editor of International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (IJPMB), and in 2000 was a finalist for the European Award for PhD theses on TQM (European Foundation for Quality Management).

HOWARD VINEY is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Middlesex University Business School. His research interests focus upon strategic reorientation, particularly among recently privatised firms, and environmental management. He is the author of around twenty academic papers and numerous conference papers.