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The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World by
Call Number: HD30.28.K496 2010 (Library West & Books24x7)
ISBN: 9781591397823. Harvard Business Press, 2009. 347 p. $29.95
Over the last fifty years strategy has become the framework with which companies decide what they want to be. This hasn’t always been so. Indeed, only in the last fifty years have we invented the killer concepts to pull together all you need to know about costs, customers and competition. Learn how this happened. In the early years the people responsible were—and this may come as a shock—management consultants. Only later did corporate types and academics get aboard. What took them so long? The prime movers in this history—Bruce Henderson of the Boston Consulting Group, Bill Bain of Bain & Co., Fred Gluck of McKinsey and Michael Porter of Harvard Business School—were all mavericks, disruptive intellectual entrepreneurs quite willing to turn their worlds upside down. See how they did it, and what they had to overcome.
The Oxford Handbook odf Strategy: A Strategy Overview and Competitive Strategy by
Call Number: HD30.28.O94 2003 (Library West & Oxford Handbooks Online)
ISBN: 9780199275212. Oxford, 2006. 1064 p. $99.00
This handbook presents an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of how thinking on strategy has evolved and what are the likely developments in the near future. All the contributors are experts in their area, and bring to the topic an understanding informed by many years' experience of research, teaching, and practice. Chapter examine six key areas: Approaches to Strategy, Strategic Analysis and Formulation, Corporate Strategy; International Strategy; Strategies of Organizational Change; and Strategic Flexibility and Uncertainty.