Strategic Logic

Strategic Logic

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Strategic Logic lays the foundations for a clear understanding of corporate profitability and provides the reader with innovative insights on how to develop original yet realistic strategies. Working with real-life examples and based on rigorous theory, the author analyses key managerial decisions and shows how to ensure these enhance the company's long-term profitability. Mergers and acquisitions are great opportunities for strategic development, but they can also destroyer value. The author indicates how to judge on what side a specific case will fall.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 233 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.56mm | 548g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2003 ed.
  • 236 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 233 p. 236 illus.
  • 1403912599
  • 9781403912596
  • 2,590,049

Table of contents

Introduction: Strategic Logic The Basic Principles The Nuclear Unit of Strategic Analysis Industry Evolution From Activity to the Enterprise The Globalisation Process and the Enterprise Diversification The Search for Growth: Mergers and Acquisitions Some Hints on How to Design a Strategy Conclusion: From Logic to Practice
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Review Text

'In the two decades since Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy, rigorous and disciplined analysis of fundamentals has taken a backseat in management books, amid the rise of slogans of revolution, creativity and breaking rules. Strategic Logic is a timely reminder that there are rules in business, and managers can benefit from understanding and exploiting those rules. Very well written and well illustrated, this is a must-read for all managers who wish to build profitable businesses on firm and logical foundations.' - Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, London Business School

'For me, living means permanent learning. The work of José-Carlos Jarillo is one of the very few management books that I will therefore use more than once. It has the potential to become a classic for students and for managers.' - Dr. Erich Hunziker, Member of the Executive Board and Group CFO, Hoffmann-La Roche

'Civil engineers building bridges have always relied on the rules of physics but until now managers and companies were missing a stringent strategic logic. Jarillo presents it in his remarkable book.' - Professor Peter Gomez, Rektor, Universität St Gallen, Switzerland

'This book provides an extensive theoretical and practical overview of the rules that influence profitability and success in business. The clarity of language and approach is particularly impressive in this fundamental work.' - Dr. Heinrich v. Pierer, President of the Management Board, Siemens AG

'Somebody should redesign the concept of strategy for this complex first decade of the new century. JC Jarillo has done this extremely well, with academic rigor, relevant experience in management, and the international perspective afforded by the University of Geneva.' - Professor Pedro Nueno, IESE Business School, Spain
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'In the two decades since Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy, rigorous and disciplined analysis of fundamentals has taken a backseat in management books, amid the rise of slogans of revolution, creativity and breaking rules. Strategic Logic is a timely reminder that there are rules in business, and managers can benefit from understanding and exploiting those rules. Very well written and well illustrated, this is a must-read for all managers who wish to build profitable businesses on firm and logical foundations.' - Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, London Business School



'For me, living means permanent learning. The work of Jose-Carlos Jarillo is one of the very few management books that I will therefore use more than once. It has the potential to become a classic for students and for managers.' - Dr. Erich Hunziker, Member of the Executive Board and Group CFO, Hoffmann-La Roche


'Civil engineers building bridges have always relied on the rules of physics but until now managers and companies were missing a stringent strategic logic. Jarillo presents it in his remarkable book.' - Professor Peter Gomez, Rektor, Universitat St Gallen, Switzerland



'This book provides an extensive theoretical and practical overview of the rules that influence profitability and success in business. The clarity of language and approach is particularly impressive in this fundamental work.' - Dr. Heinrich v. Pierer, President of the Management Board, Siemens AG



'Somebody should redesign the concept of strategy for this complex first decade of the new century. JC Jarillo has done this extremely well, with academic rigor, relevant experience in management, and the international perspective afforded by the University of Geneva.' - Professor Pedro Nueno, IESE Business School, Spain
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About J. C. Jarillo

J. CARLOS JARILLO is Professor of Corporate and International Strategy at the University of Geneva, having taught previously at IMD (Lausanne) and IESE (Barcelona). His work centres on the appropriate strategic response to corporate challenges, be they social, technological or regulatory. He has published widely in his field of expertise and works extensively with corporations helping to design their strategies.
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