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Crafting and Executing Strategy, 19/e

Arthur A. Thompson, Jr., The University of Alabama
Margaret A. Peteraf, Dartmouth College
John E. Gamble, University of South Alabama
A. J. Strickland lll, The University of Alabama

ISBN: 0078029503
Copyright year: 2014

Table of Contents



Part One: Concepts and Techniques for Crafting and Executing Strategy
Section A: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1: What Is Strategy and Why Is It Important?
Chapter 2: Charting a Company's Direction: Its Vision, Mission , Objectives, and Strategy

Section B: Core Concepts and Analytical Tools
Chapter 3: Evaluating a Company's External Environment
Chapter 4: Evaluating a Company's Resources, Capabilities, and Competitiveness

Section C: Crafting a Strategy
Chapter 5: The Five Generic Competitive Strategies
Chapter 6: Strengthening a Company's Competitive Position
Chapter 7: Strategies for Competing in International Markets
Chapter 8: Corporate Strategy
Chapter 9: Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategy

Section D: Executing the Strategy
Chapter 10: Building an Organization Capable of Good Strategy Execution
Chapter 11: Managing Internal Operations
Chapter 12: Corporate Culture and Leadership

Part Two: Cases in Crafting and Executing Strategy
Section A: Crafting Strategy in Single-Business Companies
Case 1: Mystic Monk Coffee
Case 2: Costco Wholesale in 2012: Mission , Business Model, and Strategy
Case 3: Harry Lindsol's Textbook decision: An Ebook or a Traditional College Textbook
Case 4: Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar
Case 5: Under Armour – Challenging Nike in Sports Apparel
Case 6: lulumon athletica, Inc.
Case 7: Coach Inc. in 2012: It's Strategy in the “Accessible” Luxury Goods Market
Case 8: Tiffany's Little Blue Box: Does It Have Any Strategic Significance?
Case 9: Panera Bread Company in 2012 – Pursuing Growth in a Weak Economy
Case 10: Chipolte Mexican Grill in 2012: Can It Hit a Second Home Run?
Case 11: Netflix in 2012: Can It Recover from Its Strategy Missteps?
Case 12: Equal Exchange: Trading Fairly and Making a Profit
Case 13: Google's Strategy in 2012
Case 14: Apple Inc. in 2012: Can it Sustain its Growth and Defend against New Competitive Threats?
Case 15: The State Fair of Virginia
Case 16: Eastman Kodak in 2012: Will Its Post-Bankruptcy Strategy Be Successful?
Case 17: Nucor Corporation in 2012: Using Economic Downturns as an Opportunity to Grow Stronger
Case 18: Tata Motors: Can It Become a Global Contender in the Automobile Industry?
Case 19: 7-Eleven in Taiwan : Adaptation of Convenience Stores to New Market Environments

Section B: Crafting Strategy in Diversified Companies
Case 20: The Walt Disney Company: Its Diversification Strategy in 2012
Case 21: Kraft Foods Inc.: Will the Spinoff of Its North American Grocery Business Lead to Increased Shareholder Value?

Section C: Implementing and Executing Strategy
Case 22: Robin Hood
Case 23: Dilemma at Devil's Den
Case 24: Starbucks in 2012: Evolving into a Dynamic Global Organization
Case 25: Herman Miller Inc. in 2012: An Ongoing Case of Reinvention and Renewal
Case 26: Henkel: Building a Winning Culture
Case 27: Bayonne Packaging, Inc.

Section D: Strategy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
Case 28: Rhino Sales, Hunting, and Poaching in South Africa
Case 29: The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Case 30: Frog's Leap Winery in 2011 – the Sustainability Agenda


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