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Theory and Practice

Third Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
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November 2019 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures. 

The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy. 
Chapter 1: Strategy: Theory and Practice - An Introduction
Chapter 2: Strategy, Competitive Forces and Positioning
Chapter 3: Strategy, Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 4: Strategy and Innovation
Chapter 5: Strategy: Make or Buy?
Chapter 6: Strategy, Inter-organizational Cooperation and Alliances
Chapter 7: Strategy: Going Global
Chapter 8: Strategy and Corporate Governance
Chapter 9: Strategy Processes
Chapter 10: Strategy Practice
Chapter 11: Strategy and Organizational Politics
Chapter 12: Strategy and Strategic Change
Chapter 13: Strategy Reconsidered
  • NEW more spacious text design with greater use of colour
  • NEW section on Entrepreneurship and MNEs in Chapter 7
  • Better signposting and linking between chapters
  • More Extend Your Knowledge boxes, Go Online boxes and definitions
  • Readability and accessibility improved throughout
  • Improved PPTs
  • More MCQs
  • NEW SAGE Business Cases – link to ten SAGE Business Cases with teaching notes
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    Stewart R. Clegg

    Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice. More About Author

    Jochen Schweitzer

    Jochen Schweitzer is Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Director of the MBA in Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. He is Research Stream Leader for Strategy and Creativity at the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS) and Founder/Director of U.lab, a multidisciplinary innovation hub. Previously he has worked as a Design Thinking Coach, Management Consultant, Production-Planning Engineer and Cultural Program Coordinator. He is a winner of the Strategic Management Societies' Best PhD Paper Award and he was awarded Honourable Mention by the Academy of Management Business Policy and... More About Author

    Andrea Whittle

    Andrea Whittle is Professor of Management at Newcastle University Business School and previously Head of the Strategy, Organization and Society Research Group. Before joining Newcastle University in 2013, Andrea held a Chair in Organization Studies at Cardiff University. Andrea started her academic career in Natural Science, then did a PhD in Sociology in the field of Science and Technology Studies and since then has taught Management in Business Schools. Andrea’s interest in strategy started without plan or design – much like many strategies themselves emerge. While doing an ethnography of a group of management consultants for her... More About Author

    Christos Pitelis

    Christos Pitelis is Head of Brunel Business School and Professor of Strategy and Sustainable Competitiveness. He co-founded and directed for twenty years the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Life Fellow of Queens’ College, and the University of Bath, where he was also a Professor of Sustainable Global Business. He has held visiting appointments among others at the University of California Berkeley; Copenhagen Business School; University of St Petersburg and University of Technology Sydney.  More About Author

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    ISBN: 9781526478788