Conditions of Use
The book covers a wide range of the concepts in strategy; however, I think a section addressing international strategy would be of value for students to understand. I also liked the definition table, exercises, and case examples in each chapter. read more
The book covers a wide range of the concepts in strategy; however, I think a section addressing international strategy would be of value for students to understand. I also liked the definition table, exercises, and case examples in each chapter.
The accuracy of content in this book appears to be error free.
The relevance of content is aligned with what is current being taught in strategy. The text that is already written is arranged in a way that can be easily updated and fit into the chapter's theme.
The chapters in the book are informative and written with clarity. I though it was interesting and engaging to see the learning objectives in each chapter labeled as "What's in it for me?". This adds a personal touch which may encourage readers to continue reading the section/chapter.
Consistency within the book is adequate. There was one area of improvement I would like to address, as it relates to a specific framework. The book covers the VRIO framework, however, there should be an update to this framework to include the most recent context, which is the VRINA framework for understanding internal resources that Valuable, Rare, Inimitable, Non-substitutable, and Appropriability.
The modularity of sections and chapters is organized well.
There is a consistent, logical flow of content from beginning to end of the book.
I didn't recognize any interface issues, such as glitchy images, text, features, etc. No noticeable navigation problems, thus, the interface and user experience should be free of any issues..
No noticeable grammatical errors in the text.
The book has an appropriate level of cultural sensitivity and inclusivity. The cases and real-world examples showed no offensive or insensitive information about any ethnic group or any persons of diverse backgrounds.
would like to see the addition of a section addressing international strategies, as well as different contextual settings for strategy such as strategy in innovation, multi-strategic approaches, and a section on the relevance of the dynamic capabilities framework.
Table of Contents
- Part 1. Strategic Management Overview
- Part 2. Corporate Governance
- Part 3. The External Environment
- Part 4. Internal Capability
- Part 5. Business-level Strategy
- Part 6. Formulating Strategy
- Part 7. Corporate-level Strategy
- Part 8. Analysis and Reporting
About the Book
This open source textbook is derived from many sources, initially from the Principles of Management by Carpenter, Bauer, and Erdogan, but there is abundant new content as well. It is published under a Creative Commons license and as such there is no charge ever for this textbook.
The most important change from 1e is that static content was removed to make room for student-generated dynamic content. Throughout the book look for the names of contributing students in the red colored example boxes. As the term progresses, you will see new examples appear as fellow students research and summarize topics for current events, all are curated by the instructor.
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