Table of contents for Contemporary strategy analysis / Robert M. Grant.

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Preface xi
Part I Introduction 1
1. THE CONCEPT OF STRATEGY 3
Introduction and objectives 4
The role of strategy in success 5
The basic framework for strategy analysis xx
A brief history of business strategy xx
Strategic management today xx
The role of analysis in strategy formulation xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
Part II The Tools of Strategy Analysis xx
2. GOALS, VALUES, AND PERFORMANCE xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Strategy as a quest for value xx
Strategy and real options xx
Putting performance analysis into practice xx
Beyond profit: values and social responsibility xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
3. INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: THE FUNDAMENTALS xx
Introduction and objectives xx
From environmental analysis to industry analysis xx
The determinants of industry profit: demand and competition xx
Analyzing industry attractiveness xx
Applying industry analysis xx
Defining industries: where to draw the boundaries xx
From industry attractiveness to competitive advantage: identifying key success factors xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
4. FURTHER TOPICS IN INDUSTRY AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Extending the five forces framework xx
The contribution of game theory xx
Competitor analysis xx
Segmentation analysis xx
Strategic groups xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
5. ANALYZING RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The role of resources and capabilities in strategy formulation xx
The resources of the firm xx
Organizational capabilities xx
Appraising resources and capabilities xx
Putting resource and capability analysis to work: a practical guide xx
Developing resources and capabilities xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Appendix: Knowledge management and the knowledge-based view of the firm xx
Notes xx
6. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The evolution of the corporation xx
The organizational problem: reconciling specialization with coordination and cooperation xx
Hierarchy in organizational design xx
Applying the principles of organizational design xx
Alternative structural forms xx
Management systems for coordination and control xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
Part III The Analysis of Competitive Advantage xx
7. THE NATURE AND SOURCES OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The emergence of competitive advantage xx
Sustaining competitive advantage xx
Competitive advantage in different market settings xx
Types of competitive advantage: cost and differentiation xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
8. COST ADVANTAGE xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Strategy and cost advantage xx
The sources of cost advantage xx
Using the value chain to analyze costs xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
9. DIFFERENTIATION ADVANTAGE xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The nature of differentiation and differentiation advantage xx
Analyzing differentiation: the demand side xx
Analyzing differentiation: the supply side xx
Bringing it all together: the value chain in differentiation analysis xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
Part IV Business Strategies in Different Industry Contexts xx
10. INDUSTRY EVOLUTION AND STRATEGIC CHANGE xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The industry life cycle xx
Structure, competition, and success factors over the life cycle xx
Organizational adaptation and change xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
11. TECHNOLOGY-BASED INDUSTRIES AND THE MANAGEMENT
OF INNOVATION xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Competitive advantage in technology-intensive industries xx
Strategies to exploit innovation: how and when to enter xx
Competing for standards xx
Implementing technology strategies: creating the conditions for innovation xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
12. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN MATURE INDUSTRIES xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Competitive advantage in mature industries xx
Strategy implementation in mature industries: structure, systems, and style xx
Strategies for declining industries xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
Part V Corporate Strategy xx
13. VERTICAL INTEGRATION AND THE SCOPE OF THE FIRM xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Transaction costs and the scope of the firm xx
The costs and benefits of vertical integration xx
Designing vertical relationships xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
14. GLOBAL STRATEGIES AND THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Implications of international competition for industry analysis xx
Analyzing competitive advantage in an international context xx
Applying the framework: international location of production xx
Applying the framework: foreign entry strategies xx
Multinational strategies: globalization versus national differentiation xx
Strategy and organization within the multinational corporation xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
15. DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGY xx
Introduction and objectives xx
Trends in diversification over time xx
Motives for diversification xx
Competitive advantage from diversification xx
Diversification and performance xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Appendix: Does diversification confer market power?
Notes xx
16. MANAGING THE MULTIBUSINESS CORPORATION xx
Introduction and objectives xx
The structure of the multibusiness company xx
The role of corporate management xx
Managing the corporate portfolio xx
Managing individual businesses xx
Managing internal linkages xx
Leading change in the multibusiness corporation xx
Summary xx
Self-study questions xx
Notes xx
17. CURRENT TRENDS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT xx
Introduction xx
Trends in the external environment of business xx
New directions in strategic thinking xx
Redesigning the organization xx
New modes of leadership xx
Summary xx
Notes xx
Index xx

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Strategic planning.