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Strategy safari: the complete guide through the wilds of strategic management

Author: Mintzberg, Henry ; Ahlstrand, Bruce ; Lampel, JosephPublisher: Prentice Hall, 1998.Language: EnglishDescription: 406 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780273656364Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Strategy Safari
The Complete Guide Through the Wilds of Strategic Management
Contents
Publisher's acknowledgements / xi
Embarkation / xiii
1 And over here, ladies and gentlemen: the strategic management beast / 1
Why ten? / 4
A field review / 7
Five Ps for strategy / 9
Strategies for better and for worse / 16
Strategic management in the classroom / 19
2 The design school: strategy formation as a process of conception / 23
Origins of the design school / 24
The basic design school model / 25
Premises of the design school / 29
Critique of the design school / 35
The design school: contexts and contributions / 45
3 The planning school: strategy formation as a formal process / 49
The basic strategic planning model / 51
Sorting out the hierarchies / 57
Premises of the planning school / 57
Some more recent developments / 61
Planning's unplanned troubles / 68
The fallacies of strategic planning / 72
The context and contribution of the planning school / 83
4 The positioning school: strategy formation as an analytical process / 85
Enter Porter / 86
Premises of the positioning school / 87
The first wave: origins in the military maxims / 89
The second wave: the search for consulting imperatives / 97
The third wave: the development of empirical propositions / 103
Critique of the positioning school / 115
Contribution and context of the positioning school / 124
5 The entrepreneurial school: strategy formation as a visionary process / 129
Origins in economics / 131
The literature of the entrepreneurial school / 135
Visionary leadership / 141
Premises of the entrepreneurial school / 149
Contribution, critique, and context of the entrepreneurial school / 151
6 The cognitive school: strategy formation as a mental process / 155
Cognition as confusion / 157
Cognition as information processing / 162
Cognition as mapping / 166
Cognition as concept attainment / 169
Cognition as construction / 173
Premises of the cognitive school / 181
Critique, contribution, and the context of the cognitive school / 182
7 The learning school: strategy formation as an emergent process / 185
Formation vs formulation / 187
Emergence of a learning model / 189
New directions for the learning school / 217
From organizational learning to the learning organization / 223
Critique of the learning school / 233
Contribution and context of the learning school / 238
8 The power school: strategy formation as a process of negotiation / 241
Micro power / 244
Upper echelons theory: strategic management at the top / 257
Macro power / 259
Conclusion / 272
9 The cultural school: strategy formation as a collective process / 275
The nature of culture / 277
Premises of the cultural school / 281
Culture and strategy / 281
The Swedish wing of the cultural school / 286
Resources as the basis of competitive advantage / 290
Critique, contribution, and context of the cultural school / 298
10 The environmental school: strategy formation as a reactive process / 301
Premises of the environmental school / 304
The contingency view / 305
The population ecology view / 307
Institutional pressures to conform / 310
Critique, contribution, and context of the environmental school / 312
11 The configuration school: strategy formation as a process of transformation / 317
Configuration and transformation / 318
Splitters and lumpers / 319
Premises of the configuration school / 321
Researching configuration / 322
Transforming organizations / 343
Critique, context, and contribution of the configuration school / 357
12 Hang on, ladies and gentlemen, you have yet to meet the whole beast / 363
Of tails and tusks, plans and patterns / 364
Taming the wilds of strategic management / 374
Toward seeing the whole beast / 381
The hunt for strategic management / 396
References / 397
Index / 433

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