Emergent Strategy

Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Emergent Strategy

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change,Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride! adrienne maree brown, co-editor ofOctavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy

How American Presidents Succeed in Foreign Policy

Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy

"Ionut Popescu explores how successful American grand strategy comes about. For most experts in the academic world of political science and in the Washington policymaking community, the answer lies in the design and implementation of a farsighted strategic plan or framework. The role of such a Grand Design is to guide the president's foreign policy actions and resource allocation decisions in the pursuit of specific long-term objectives. The alternative to following a Grand Design is usually said to consist of ad-hoc, incoherent, and ultimately unsuccessful foreign policy decision-making. But what if successful grand strategies are sometimes formed through an emergent process of learning and adaptation, instead of being the product of strategic planning and farsighted designs? Popescu argues that the Emergent Strategy model, adapted from the business strategy literature, explains some of the traditional success stories and failures of American grand strategy better than the prevalent Grand Design model. These findings suggest the need to shift the focus of policymakers away from planning for long-term objectives and toward short- and medium-term incremental learning and adaptation. Based on this new theoretical understanding of successful grand strategy being formed by either Design or Emergent elements depending on the circumstances, the book also offers a framework to help policymakers and strategic planners choose the right model and tools based on the level of uncertainty they face in the external environment"--

Essentials of Strategic Management

Essentials of Strategic Management

Thorough yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 2E, is a brief version of the authors' market-leading text STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH, 8E. Following the same framework as the larger book, ESSENTIALS helps students identify and focus on core concepts in the field in a more succinct, streamlined format. Based on real-world practices and current thinking, the text's presentation of strategic management features an increased emphasis on the business model concept as a way of framing the issues of competitive advantage. Cutting-edge research, new strategic management theory, and a hands-on approach allow students to explore major topics in management, including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics. In addition, a high-quality case program examines small, medium, and large companies--both domestic and international--so that students gain experience putting chapter concepts into real-world practice in a variety of scenarios. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity

Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity

Innovation is the major driving force in organisations today. With the rise of truly global markets and the intensifying competition for customers, employees and other critical resources, the ability to continuously develop successful innovative products, services, processes and strategies is essential. While creativity is the starting point for any kind of innovation, design is the process through which a creative idea or concept is translated into reality. Managing Innovation, Design and Creativity, 2nd Edition brings these three strands together in a discussion built around a collection of up-to-date case studies.

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach

This leading strategy text presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Charles Hill and Gareth Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics through both theory and cases. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the Ninth Edition of Strategic Management features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management. The high-quality case study program contains 30 cases covering small, medium, and large companies of varying backgrounds. All cases are available in the main student text or the core case text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Exploring Corporate Strategy

An extensive process of market research & product development has formed the basis for this new edition. It covers all of the underlying concepts, processes of development & analytical methods of corporate strategy within a variety of organisations.

Emergent Strategies for E-Business Processes, Services and Implications: Advancing Corporate Frameworks

Advancing Corporate Frameworks

Emergent Strategies for E-Business Processes, Services and Implications: Advancing Corporate Frameworks

"This book presents a collection of research associated with the emerging e-business technologies and applications, attempting to stimulate the advancement of various e-business frameworks and applications, and to provide future research directions"--Provided by publisher.

Marketing of High-technology Products and Innovations

Marketing of High-technology Products and Innovations

The only text on the market that provides readers with the marketing information they need to successfully market high-tech products. Introduction to World of High Technology Marketing; Strategic Market Planning in; High-Tech Firms; Culture and Climate Considerations for High-Tech Companies; Market Orientation and Cross-functional (Marketing/R&D); Partnerships/Alliances and Customer Relationship Marketing; Marketing Research in High-Tech Markets; Understanding High-Tech Customers; Technology and Product Management; Distribution Channels and Supply Chain Management in High-Tech Markets; Pricing Considerations in High-Tech Markets; Marketing Communication Tools for High-Tech Markets; Strategic Considerations in Marketing Communications; Strategic Considerations for the Triple Bottom Line in High-Tech Companies MARKET: Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations provides comprehensive coverage of the latest academic research and leading-edge business practices to prepare readers for the unique challenges they will face when marketing high-tech products and services.

Understanding Corporate Strategy

Understanding Corporate Strategy

This concise, analytical text is ideal for a one-semester analytical strategy course on a modular degree or diploma program. Using practical examples, the author considers how organizations determine desired strategic outcomes; understand the circumstances and events affecting these outcomes and the means of attaining them; decide upon the actions they intend to take and implement the desired strategies.

Contemporary Strategic Management, Google eBook

An Australasian Perspective

Contemporary Strategic Management, Google eBook

Contemporary Strategic Management, 1st edition, is an Australasian adaptation of Robert Grant's successful text. With an emphasis on competitive advantage, this text provides students with an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of core topics and concepts including the impact of the global financial crisis. With examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, the text has been written in a lively and engaging manner to promote student learning and understanding. Consideration is given to all types of organisations, including public sector organisations, and steers away from an excessive focus on large organisations. The text also incorporates up-to-date detailed cases on Australasian organisations, such as Cascade Brewery Company, Malaysian Airlines and Bunnings Warehouse.