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Theory and Practice

Fourth Edition
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January 2023 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written by an expert team and praised for its refreshing approach, this essential text offers a critical, holistic understanding of strategy theory and practice. The fourth edition has been fully updated to include:

• Coverage of contemporary issues including the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and digitalization
• Topical and engaging case studies such as Disney’s Strategy and Covid-19Netflix Versus Amazon: Dynamic Capabilities for Global Success, and PS5, Xbox and BMW: Chips and Supply Chains
• A wealth of new examples of strategy in practice from world-renowned organisations such as Google, Uniqlo, Tesla, IKEA, and Airbnb

Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, Strategy: Theory and Practice encourages readers to engage critically with the internal and external factors that shape strategy in the real world.

A selection of tried and tested online resources, including a teaching guide, PowerPoints, an online case study bank and test bank of questions have been developed to support lecturers using the book in their teaching. 

Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Sydney, Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, University of Johannesburg, and Nova School of Business and Economics.
Christos Pitelis is Head of Department of International Business and Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness at the University of Leeds, and Life Fellow at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.
Jochen Schweitzer is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.
Andrea Whittle is Professor of Management at Newcastle University Business School.

Chapter 1 Strategy: Theory and Practice – An Introduction
Chapter 2 Strategy, Industry Competitive Forces and Positioning
Chapter 3 Strategy, Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 4 Strategy and Innovation
Chapter 5 Strategy: Make or Buy?
Chapter 6 Strategy and Collaboration
Chapter 7 Strategy: Going Global
Chapter 8 Strategy and Corporate Governance
Chapter 9 Strategy Processes
Chapter 10 Strategy as Practice
Chapter 11 Strategy and Organizational Politics
Chapter 12 Strategic Change

An updated text book that supports the academic theory with timely case studies and real-life business scenarios that are suitable for building knowledge within a real world context. Useful text for post graduate students.

Miss Victoria Prince
Business, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
June 29, 2023

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