Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage7th Edition
• Present integrated coverage of positioning theory and resource-based theory.
• Unparalleled lineup of cases illustrates chapter concepts and tools.
• Use Assurance of Learning Exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce mastery.
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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