The Practice of Making Strategy
A Step-by-Step Guide
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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For those teaching strategic management the book provides links to the major texts in the strategy field, and includes ancillary materials to guide student learning. The material making up this book has been used successfully with new practitioners - consultants, and practising managers. Many managers use the material to guide the development of a strategy for their own group within a larger corporation.
The book reflects powerful theories from the fields of strategic management, social psychology, psychology, operational research, and organizational behaviour that are brought together in Eden and Ackermann's Making Strategy: the Journey of Strategic Management (1998, 2nd Edition forthcoming). The Practice of Making Strategy extends this material into a step-by-step process with examples and real cases. The book includes chapters on: how to get started with a management team; surfacing and structuring strategic issues; developing a goals system; working with patterns of distinctive competencies; developing and testing the business model; achieving closure.
This book will be set reading for MBA students, to be used alongside the main textbooks in strategy courses. It will also fit perfectly with managers wanting to do their own strategy making, and with consultants working in this field.
A web site to accompany the book can be visited at www.journeymaking.net
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/31/2004
CATEGORY: Business & Economics