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Theory and Practice

Fourth Edition
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November 2022 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written by an expert team and praised for its refreshing approach, this essential text offers a critical, holistic understanding of strategy theory and practice. The fourth edition has been fully updated to include:

• Coverage of contemporary issues including the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and digitalization
• Topical and engaging case studies such as Disney’s Strategy and Covid-19Netflix Versus Amazon: Dynamic Capabilities for Global Success, and PS5, Xbox and BMW: Chips and Supply Chains
• A wealth of new examples of strategy in practice from world-renowned organisations such as Google, Uniqlo, Tesla, IKEA, and Airbnb

Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, Strategy: Theory and Practice encourages readers to engage critically with the internal and external factors that shape strategy in the real world.

A selection of tried and tested online resources, including a teaching guide, PowerPoints, an online case study bank and test bank of questions have been developed to support lecturers using the book in their teaching. 

Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Sydney, Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, University of Johannesburg, and Nova School of Business and Economics.
Christos Pitelis is Head of Department of International Business and Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness at the University of Leeds, and Life Fellow at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.
Jochen Schweitzer is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.
Andrea Whittle is Professor of Management at Newcastle University Business School.
Chapter 1 Strategy: Theory and Practice – An Introduction
Chapter 2 Strategy, Industry Competitive Forces and Positioning
Chapter 3 Strategy, Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 4 Strategy and Innovation
Chapter 5 Strategy: Make or Buy?
Chapter 6 Strategy and Collaboration
Chapter 7 Strategy: Going Global
Chapter 8 Strategy and Corporate Governance
Chapter 9 Strategy Processes
Chapter 10 Strategy as Practice
Chapter 11 Strategy and Organizational Politics
Chapter 12 Strategic Change

An updated text book that supports the academic theory with timely case studies and real-life business scenarios that are suitable for building knowledge within a real world context. Useful text for post graduate students.

Miss Victoria Prince
Business, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
June 29, 2023

Stewart R. Clegg

Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Sydney in the School of Project Management and the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Technology Sydney.  More About Author

Christos Pitelis

Christos Pitelis is Head of Department of International Business, Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness, University of Leeds and Life Fellow, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.  He is co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, a member of the Cambridge Political Economy Society and the literary executor of the collected papers of Edith Penrose. He has also coordinated projects, taught, consulted, trained, and designed policies for international organizations, national governments and regions, NGOs and businesses. He was International Expect of the European Commission Networking for Innovation... More About Author

Jochen Schweitzer

Jochen Schweitzer is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Trained as both an engineer and a social scientist, his research on issues of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation with a particular interest in design thinking and emerging technologies. Jochen also serves as the Faculty Director of UTS’s Executive MBA and Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Honours) programs. He was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) School of Design Thinking at Potsdam University. Jochen is a winner of the Strategic Management Societies’ Best Paper Award, and he received Honourable Mention by... More About Author

Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle is Professor of Management at Newcastle University Business School. Andrea’s academic interest in strategy started without any plan or intention, like many strategies also emerge. First, in her doctoral research, she became fascinated with the social, political, material and discursive practices through which the group of management consultants she was studying sought to influence the strategic direction of the firm. Since then, she has conducted research on strategic change in a number of organizational settings as well as studying how the strategies of firms are scrutinized by the media and politicians. The common theme in... More About Author

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