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Making Strategy

Making Strategy
Mapping Out Strategic Success

Second Edition

August 2011 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book takes students and practitioners through the process of making strategy in easy-to-follow steps, showing the reader how to identify the true goals of the organization and develop a clear action plan for achieving them. These techniques can be used to develop a business model and manage key strategic issues for teams, units and departments, as well as for a complete organization. The Second Edition includes more real-life example, added resource appendices, and deeper guidance in identifying and developing the distinctive competencies unique to individual organizations.

This text has a companion website with instructor resources including teaching notes and lecture slides.

Strategy as Focus
Strategic Management is a Social Process
Strategy as the Prioritization and Management of Key Issues
The Issue Management Forum
Strategy as Purpose: Agreeing Goals and Aspirations for the Organization
The Strategy as Purpose Forum
Strategy as the Discovery and Exploitation of Distinctiveness
The Strategy as the Discovery and Exploitation of Distinctiveness Forum
Strategy as Stakeholder Management
The Stakeholder Management Forum
Facilitating Groups in Strategy Making
The Continuation and Closure of the Strategy Making Journey

Good course material.

Professor Leif Erik Wollenweber
Business, Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management
June 22, 2015

I didn't feel that the book was suitable for undergraduate introduction to strategic management

Mr Kieran Conroy
Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast
April 28, 2015

Rather than an introductory textbook, this is more a monograph on a specific approach to strategy formulation, particularly appropriate when trying to create a shared strategy amongst diverse stakeholders.

Mr Alistair Bowden
Business School, Univ. of Teesside
July 11, 2014

Good insightful applications

Dr Debi Mishra
School Of Management, Suny at Binghamton
April 10, 2013

Excellent guide to strategy but probably more useful for postgraduate rather than undergraduate students.

Mr Jim Gritton
School of Health and Social Care, Greenwich University
February 10, 2013

challenging but the closest to the reality of strategy making in the real world.

Dr Frank Siedlok
Management , Strathclyde Graduate Business School
January 31, 2012

A good, straightforward text.

Mr Harry Miller
Business School, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
December 19, 2011

The topics covered in the book overlap many of the topics covered in our main book.

Dr Martin Kunc
Management , Warwick Business School
November 11, 2011

I work with a number of Strategic Management Teams delivering customised programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. This text is a welcome, fresh approach to what has become an area over-populated with inadequate research.

Mr Colin Guthrie
Kingsway Centre, North Lindsey College
October 21, 2011

Fran Ackermann

Fran Ackermann is Professor and Head of Department of Management Science at Strathclyde Business School, and an adjunct Professor at Curtin Graduate School of Business. She has written widely, publishing 4 books, over 20 book chapters and 150+ articles (ranging from strategy, stakeholder management, competency mapping to problem structuring, disruption and delay and risk management). She has been an adjunct professor at University of Georgia, Grenoble Business School and Bordeaux Business School. She is a member of the British Academy of Management, the Operational Research Society and is active at the Academy of Management (having served... More About Author

Colin Eden

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