Table of contents for Essentials of strategic management : the quest for competitive advantage / John E. Gamble, Arthur A. Thomson, Jr.

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PART I: STRATEGY, CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND LEADERSHIP Chapter 1: Strategy and the Quest for Competitive Advantage Chapter 2: Leadership and the Strategic Management Process Chapter 3: Competitive Strategy and Advantage in the Marketplace PART II: FACTORS SHAPING STRATEGIC CHOICES Chapter 4: Industry and Competitive Analysis Chapter 5: Analyzing a Company’s Competitive Strength and Cost Structure PART III: EXECUTING THE STRATEGY Chapter 6: Implementing and Executing the Chosen Strategy Chapter 7: Ethical Business Strategies, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability PART IV: BEYOND COMPETITIVE STRATEGY Chapter 8: Strategies for Competing in International Markets Chapter 9: Strategies for Multi-Business Corporations PART V: CASES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 1. Costco Wholesale Corp.—Mission, Business Model, and Strategy 2. The Battle in Radio Broadcasting: XM vs. Sirius vs. Local Radio vs. Internet Radio 3. Competition in the Bottled Water Industry in 2006 4. Blue Nile, Inc.—World’s Largest Online Diamond Retailer 5. Panera Bread Company 6. Coach Inc.: Is Its Advantage in Luxury Handbags Sustainable? 7. Nucor Corporation—Competing Against Low Cost Foreign Imports 8. Competition in Video Game Consoles 9. Electronic Arts in 2007: Can It Retain Its Global Lead in Video Game Software? 10. Manpower Australia: Using Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard Effectively 11. Abercrombie and Fitch: An Upscale Sporting Goods Retailer Becomes a Leader in Trendy Apparel 12. Monitoring Foreign Suppliers: The Challenge of Detecting Unethical Practices 13. Spectrum Brands’ Diversification Strategy—A Success or a Failure? 14. Sara Lee Corp.: Retrenching to a Narrower Business Base

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Strategic planning.
Business planning.
Strategic planning -- Case studies.