Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260261549.jpeg 7 9781260261547 Essentials of Strategic Management, 7th Edition by Gamble, Peteraf, and Thompson presents concise, straight-to-the-point discussions, and timely examples, with a writing style that captures student interest. It features 10 chapters with 12 diverse and tightly-linked cases. The content is solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring both insights of academic thought and real-world strategic management. For years, strategy instructors have been shifting from purely text and cases to a text-cases-simulation course structure. Two widely used online competitive strategy simulations, The Business Strategy Game (BSG) and GLO-BUS, are optional companions. Both simulations are closely linked to the content.
Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage

Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage

7th Edition
By John Gamble and Margaret Peteraf
ISBN10: 1260261549
ISBN13: 9781260261547
Copyright: 2021
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PART ONE: CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY
Section A: Introduction and Overview
1. Strategy, Business Models, and Competitive Advantage
2. Strategy Formulation, Execution, and Governance
Section B: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
3. Evaluating a Company’s External Environment
4. Evaluating a Company’s Resources, Capabilities, and Competitiveness
Section C: Crafting a Strategy
5. The Five Generic Competitive Strategies
6. Strengthening a Company’s Competitive Position: Strategic Moves, Timing, and Scope of Operations
7. Strategies for Competing in International Markets
8. Corporate Strategy: Diversification and the Multi-business Company
9. Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategy
Section D: Executing the Strategy
10. Superior Strategy – Another Path to Competitive Advantage
Appendix Key Financial Ratios: How to Calculate Them and What They Mean


PART TWO: CASES IN CRAFTING AND EXECUTING STRATEGY
Case 1 Fixer Upper
Case 2 Lola’s Market
Case 3 Under Armour
Case 4 iRobot
Case 5 Twitter
Case 6 Netflix
Case 7 Mattel Incorporated
Case 8 Tesla
Case 9 The Walt Disney Company
Case 10 Robin Hood 
Case 11 Starbucks
Case 12 Profiting from Pain

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John Gamble

John E. Gamble is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Management in the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama. His teaching specialty at USA is strategic management and he also conducts a course in strategic management in Germany, which is sponsored by the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. Dr. Gamble's research interests center on strategic issues in entrepreneurial, health care, and manufacturing settings. His work has been published in various scholarly journals and he is the author or co-author of more than 50 case studies published in an assortment of strategic management and strategic marketing texts. He has done consulting on industry and market analysis for clients in a diverse mix of industries. Professor Gamble received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Alabama in 1995. Dr. Gamble also has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama.

Margaret Peteraf

Margaret A. Peteraf is the Leon E. Williams Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is an internationally recognized scholar of strategic management, with a long list of publications in top management journals. She has earned myriad honors and prizes for her contributions, including the 1999 Strategic Management Society Best Paper Award recognizing the deep influence of her work on the field of Strategic Management. Professor Peteraf is a fellow of the Strategy Management Society and the Academy of Management. She served previously as a member of the Board of Governors of both the Society and the Academy of Management and as Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy. She has also served in various editorial roles on numerous editorial boards, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. She has taught in Executive Education programs in various programs around the world and has won teaching awards at the MBA and Executive level.

Professor Peteraf earned her Ph.D., M.A., and M.Phil. at Yale University and held previous faculty appointments at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.  

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