Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 10ed (An Indian Adaptation)

Robert M. Grant, P.D. Jose, Sai Yayavaram, Rejie George Pallathitta

ISBN: 9789354245800

772 pages

INR 929


Contemporary Strategy Analysis focuses on strategic analysis, value creation, and implementation. This book provides a rigorous grounding in essential principles while offering up-to-date perspectives based on practices used at leading companies across industries and borders. The book’s comprehensive coverage merges theory and application through new and updated cases, and the discussion surrounding business strategy and the business environment links concept to context for a holistic understanding of how strategy is formulated and executed.


Part I Introduction


1 The Concept of Strategy

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • The Role of Strategy in Success
  • The Basic Framework for Strategy Analysis
  • A Brief History of Business Strategy
  • Strategy Today
  • How is Strategy Made? The Strategy Process
  • Strategic Management of Not-For-Profit Organizations


Part II The Tools Of Strategy Analysis


2 Goals, Values, and Performance

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Strategy as a Quest for Value
  • Profit, Cash Flow, and Enterprise Value
  • Putting Performance Analysis into Practice
  • Beyond Profit: Values and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Beyond Profit: Strategy and Real Options


3 Industry Analysis: The Fundamentals

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • From Environmental Analysis to Industry Analysis
  • Analyzing Industry Attractiveness
  • Applying Industry Analysis to Forecasting Industry Profitability
  • Using Industry Analysis to Develop Strategy
  • Defining Industries: Where to Draw the Boundaries
  • From Industry Attractiveness to Competitive Advantage: Identifying Key Success Factors


4 Further Topics in Industry and Competitive Analysis

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • The Limits of Industry Analysis
  • Beyond the Five Forces: Ecosystems and Business Models
  • Competitive Interaction: Game Theory and Competitor Analysis
  • Segmentation and Strategic Groups


5 Analyzing Resources and Capabilities

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • The Role of Resources and Capabilities in Strategy Formulation
  • Identifying Resources and Capabilities
  • Appraising Resources and Capabilities
  • Developing Strategy Implications


6 Organization Structure and Management Systems: The Fundamentals of Strategy Implementation

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Strategy Formulation and Strategy Implementation
  • The Fundamentals of Organizing: Specialization, Cooperation, and Coordination
  • Developing Organizational Capability
  • Organization Design


Part III Business Strategy And The Quest For Competitive Advantage


7 The Sources and Dimensions of Competitive Advantage

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • How Is Competitive Advantage Established?
  • How Is Competitive Advantage Sustained?
  • Cost Advantage
  • Differentiation Advantage
  • Can Firms Pursue Both Cost and Differentiation Advantage?


8 Industry Evolution and Strategic Change

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • The Industry Life Cycle
  • The Challenge of Organizational Adaptation and Strategic Change
  • Managing Strategic Change


9 Technology-Based Industries and the Management of Innovation

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Competitive Advantage in Technology-Intensive Industries
  • Strategies to Exploit Innovation: How and When to Enter
  • Standards, Platforms, and Network Externalities
  • Implementing Technology Strategies: Internal and External Sources of Innovation
  • Implementing Technology Strategies: Organizing for Innovation


Part IV Corporate Strategy


10 Vertical Integration and the Scope of the Firm

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Transaction Costs and the Scope of the Firm
  • The Benefits and Costs of Vertical Integration
  • Designing Vertical Relationships


11 Global Strategy and the Multinational Corporation

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Implications of International Competition for Industry Analysis
  • Analyzing Competitive Advantage in an International Context
  • Internationalization Decisions: Locating Production
  • Internationalization Decisions: Entering a Foreign Market
  • Multinational Strategies: Global Integration versus National Differentiation
  • Implementing International Strategy: Organizing the Multinational Corporation


12 Diversification Strategy

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Motives for Diversification
  • Competitive Advantage from Diversification
  • Diversification and Performance
  • The Meaning of Relatedness in Diversification


13 Implementing Corporate Strategy: Managing the Multibusiness Firm

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • The Role of Corporate Management
  • Managing the Corporate Portfolio
  • Managing Linkages Across Businesses
  • Managing Individual Businesses
  • Managing Change in the Multibusiness Corporation
  • Governance of Multibusiness Corporations


14 External Growth Strategies: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Alliances


15 Current Trends in Strategic Management

  • Introduction
  • The New Environment of Business
  • New Directions in Strategic Thinking
  • Redesigning Organizations
  • The Changing Role of Managers


Cases To Accompany Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 10th Edition (Indian Adaptation)

1. Kering SA: Probing the Performance Gap with LVMH

2. The Indian Sugar industry: Is it Sweet Enough?

3. The Lithium-Ion Battery Industry

4. Walmart Inc. in 2018: The World’s Biggest Retailer Faces New Challenges

5. Harley-Davidson, Inc. in 2018

6. BP: Organizational Structure and Management Systems

7. New Dawn at Bank of Baroda: Project Navoday

8. Starbucks Corporation, March 2018

9. Mother Earth: Great Design, Great Values

10. Eastman Kodak’s Quest for a Digital Future

11. The New York Times: Adapting to the Digital Revolution

12. Tesla: Disrupting the Auto Industry

13. Video Game Console Industry in 2018

14. Zara : Super-Fast Fashion

15. Manchester City: Building a Multinational Soccer Enterprise

16. Haier Group: Internationalization Strategy

17. Balaji Telefilms Limited

18. Google Is Now Alphabet—But What’s the Corporate Strategy?

19. Restructuring General Electric

20. Bank of Baroda: Governance Challenges in a Public Sector Undertaking

21. The Water Wars: Colas and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

22. W. L. Gore & Associates: Rethinking Management






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