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Introduce the knowledge and tools that today's most successful firms use to build business and consistently outperform the competition with the latest edition of Ireland, Hoskisson, and Hitt's Understanding Business Strategy Concepts Plus (Third Edition). This book clearly demonstrates what today's most successful firms already know--how solid management strategy equals the decisive actions necessary to create sustainable competitive advantage. Written by strategy leaders recognized for their reliability and currency, this concise text's strong conceptual foundation highlights the latest strategic management research and cutting-edge practices. Users learn from both successes and failures in this action-oriented book as they examine the impact of business strategy in familiar firms and learn from the mistakes of those who failed to apply the strategic process. This edition's unique applied learning approach guides users, step by step, through creating strong strategy, planning for success, implementing responsive action, competing effectively with strategy, analyzing the environment and firm, and improving upon results. Users develop practical workplace skills as Understanding Business Strategy Concepts Plus (Third Edition)'s powerful cases, experiential exercises, and videos from world business leaders reinforce how solid strategy leads to responsive actions that separate successful firms from those that fail.
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R. Duane Ireland is a University Distinguished Professor and holder of the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership in the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He teaches strategic management courses at all levels. He has more than 200 publications. His research, which focuses on diversification, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, and the informal economy, has been published in an array of journals. He has served as a member of multiple editorial review boards and is a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He has been a guest editor for 12 special issues of journals. He is a past president of the Academy of Management. Dr. Ireland is a fellow of the Academy of Management and a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He is a research fellow in the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers and received an award in 1999 for Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Society for Competitiveness. He received the Falcone Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award from Syracuse University in 2005, the USASBE Scholar in Corporate Entrepreneurship Award from USASBE in 2004, and the Riata Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar award from Oklahoma State University in 2014. He received awards for the best article published in Academy of Management Executive (1999), the Academy of Management Journal (2000), and the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship (2010). He received an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research from Texas A&M University (2012). In 2014, Dr. Ireland was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (a listing of the world's most influential researchers), and he was also listed as one of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds (a listing of the top cited researchers in science around the globe).Review:
1. The Foundations of Strategic Management. 2. Leading Strategically. 3. Analyzing the External Environment. 4. Analyzing the Firm. 5. Business-Level Strategy. 6. Multi-Product Strategies. 7. Acquiring and Integrating Businesses. 8. Competing Across Borders. 9. Creating and Maintaining Alliances. 10. Innovating through Strategic Entrepreneurship.
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