A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy
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"If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy". (Andre Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School). Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas. Suitable for students of strategy at Undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1412947871
  • 9781412947879
  • 369,251

Review quote

'I love this book...it is novel, punchy and extremely well written. It takes the pomposity out of strategic management, showing that strategy is everywhere and can really help with the complicated jargon. A great read, buy it!' - Cary L. Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health Lancaster University Management School 'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessable, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - Andre Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies Warwick Business Schoolshow more

Table of contents

Once Upon A Time ... Chapter 1: Planning the Future in Turbulent Environments Chapter 2: Strategy = Understanding What's Outside the Firm Chapter 3: Strategy = Understanding What's Inside the Firm Chapter 4: Strategy Is Dead. Long Live Scenario Planning! Chapter 5: Strategy = Emergence and Rational Planning Chapter 6: Strategy Is What Strategists Do! Strategy as Practice Chapter 7: Gaps, Rhetoric and Realities In Conclusion...The Futures of Strategyshow more

About Chris Carter

Professor Chris Carter is from Cornwall, he teaches strategy at the University of St Andrews and also holds a visiting fellowship at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research explores the politics of strategy and campaigns. Chris received his PhD in Organization Theory from Aston Business School. He lives in Edinburgh. Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice. Martin Kornberger received his PhD form the University of Vienna in 2002. Currently he works as full time Visiting Professor at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. Trained as philosopher, he researches and teaches about practices of organizing, strategizing, accounting, and marketing, and explores how they shape, and are shaped by, the economy and society at large.show more