Table of contents for Strategy safari : the complete guide through the wilds of strategic management / Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, Joseph Lampel.

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Acknowledgements / ix
Embarkation / xiii
 1	'And over here, ladies and gentlemen: the strategic 
management beast' / 1
Why ten? / 4 
A field review / 7 
Five Ps for strategy / 9 
Strategies for better and for worse / 16 
Strategic management as an academic discipline / 19 
 2	The design school: strategy formation as a process of 
conception / 23
Origins of the design school / 24 
The basic design school model / 25 
Premises of the design school / 29 
Critique of the design school / 34 
The design school: contexts and contributions / 44 
 3	The planning school: strategy formation as a formal process / 47
The basic strategic planning model / 49 
Sorting out the hierarchies / 55 
Premises of the planning school / 55 
Some more recent developments / 59 
Planning's unplanned troubles / 66 
The fallacies of strategic planning / 70 
The context and contribution of the planning school / 81 
 4	The positioning school: strategy formation as an 
analytical process / 83
Enter Porter / 84 
Premises of the positioning school / 85 
The first wave: origins in the military maxims / 87 
The second wave: the search for consulting imperatives / 95 
The third wave: the development of empirical propositions / 101 
Critique of the positioning school / 113 
Contribution and context of the positioning school / 122 
 5	The entrepreneurial school: strategy formation as a 
visionary process / 127
Origins in economics / 129 
The literature of the entrepreneurial school / 133 
Visionary leadership / 139 
Premises of the entrepreneurial school / 147 
Contribution, critique, and context of the entrepreneurial school / 149 
 6	The cognitive school: strategy formation as a mental process / 153
Cognition as confusion / 155 
Cognition as information processing / 160 
Cognition as mapping / 164 
Cognition as concept attainment / 167 
Cognition as construction / 171 
Premises of the cognitive school / 179 
Critique, contribution, and the context of the cognitive school / 180 
 7	The learning school: strategy formation as an emergent process / 183
Formation vs formulation / 185 
Emergence of a learning model / 187 
New directions for the learning school / 215 
From organizational learning to the learning organization / 220 
Critique of the learning school / 231 
Contribution and context of the learning school / 235 
 8	The power school: strategy formation as a process of 
negotiation / 241
Micro power / 247 
Upper echelons theory: strategic management at the top / 257 
Macro power / 259 
Conclusion / 272 
 9	The cultural school: strategy formation as a collective process / 275
The nature of culture / 277 
Premises of the cultural school / 281 
Culture and strategy / 281 
The Swedish wing of the cultural school / 286 
Resources as the basis of competitive advantage / 290 
Critique, contribution and context of the cultural school / 298 
 10	The environmental school: strategy formation as a 
reactive process / 301
Premises of the environmental school / 304 
The contingency view / 305 
The population ecology view / 307 
Institutional pressures to conform / 310 
Critique, contribution, and context of the environmental school / 312 
 11	The configuration school: strategy formation as a process of transformation / 317
Configuration and transformation / 318 
Splitters and lumpers / 319 
Premises of the configuration school / 321 
Researching configuration / 322 
Transforming organizations / 343 
Critique, context, and contribution of the configuration school / 357 
 12	'Hang on, ladies and gentlemen, you have yet to meet the whole beast' / 361
Of tails and tusks, plans and patterns / 364 
Taming the wilds of strategic management / 373 
Toward seeing the whole beast / 380 
The hunt for strategic management / 394 
References / 397 
Index / 407 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Strategic planning.
Business planning.