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The Blackwell handbook of strategic management
Hitt, Michael A.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Business, 2001.
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xx, 716 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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In this major reference work, top scholars in the field of strategic management present major ideas and theories in the field drawing on their own research and special expertise.

Offers complete coverage of the field of strategic management.
Incorporates new ideas on strategy topics from leading scholars in the field.
Edited by three of the World's leading management academics.

Author Notes

Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joseph Foster Chair in Business Leadership and the C.W. and Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures at Texas A&M University. He is the author and co-author of numerous books and journal articles, and was formerly editor of the Academy of Management Journal and president of the Academy of Management. He has received awards from the American Society of Competitiveness for Outstanding Academic Contributions (1996) and Outstanding Intellectual Contributions (1997) to Competitiveness.

R. Edward Freeman is the Elis and Signe Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles. He has received teaching awards at Wharton, Minnesota, and Darden, and research awards from the International Association of Business and Society, and the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly , Business and Society, and others.

Jeffrey S. Harrison is at Cornell University. His work has been published widely in prestigious academic journals, and he is the co-author of several books, including the successful strategic management text, Strategic Management of Organizations and Stakeholders (Second Edition, 1998). He serves on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Executive .

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Choice Review

Contributors to this collection of research articles on strategic management are highly respected scholars affiliated with various US universities. The book includes articles on (1) the strategic management process, including strategic decision making, and strategic thinking and planning; (2) strategic management theory, including specific theories such as the resource-based view (RBV), stakeholder view, transaction cost, and agency theory; (3) various types of strategies that can be formulated, including competing through alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and global strategies, (4) human factors in strategic management such as judgment, corporate governance, and human resource strategies; and (5) teaching methods for the strategic management course, with an emphasis on how to teach using the case method. Each article concludes with many references to other scholarly works in the field. The articles are theoretical, with little practical value to a practicing professional. However, the volume will be very useful to PhD students studying strategic management and to professors who want to write articles for professional, refereed journals in the field. Researchers who want to understand the current state of research in this area will also find this work of value. D. W. Huffmire emeritus, University of Connecticut

Table of Contents

List of Figures.
List of Tables
Contributors and Editors
Part I Origin and Process
1 Emerging Issues in Strategy Process ResearchGregory G. Dess and G.T. Lumpkin
2 Strategic Decision-MakingPaul C. Nutt
3 Strategy Formulation
The Roles of Conversation and DesignJeanne M. Liedtka
Part II Theoretical Foundations
4 Strategic Flexibility in Old and New EconomiesKathryn Rudie Harrigan
5 The Resource-based View
Origins and ImplicationsJay B. Barney and Asli M. Arikan
6 A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic ManagementR. Edward Freeman and John McVea
7 Towards a Positive Interpretation of Transaction Cost Theory
The Central Roles of Entrepreneurship and TrustGareth R. Jones
8 A Strategic Management Model of Agency Relationships in Firm GovernanceMichael H. Lubatkin and Peter J. Lane and William S. Schulze
9 Risk in Strategic Management ResearchPhilip Bromiley and Kent D. Miller and Devaki Rau
10 Corporate Reputations as Economic AssetsCharles J. Fombrun
Part III Strategy Types
11 Competitive Dynamics Research
Critique and Future DirectionsKen G. Smith and Walter J. Ferrier and Herman Ndofor
12 Diversification Strategy Research at a Crossroads
EstablishedEmerging and Anticipated Paths and Donald D. Bergh
13 Mergers and Acquisitions
A Value-Creating or a Value-Destroying Strategy?Michael A. Hitt and R. Duane Ireland and Jeffrey S. Harrison
14 Strategic AlliancesAndrew C. Inkpen
15 Restructuring Strategies of Diversified Business Groups
Differences Associated with Country Institutional EnvironmentsRobert E. Hoskisson and Richard A. Johnson and Daphne Yiu and William P. Wan
16 Global Strategic ManagementStephen Tallman
Part IV Human Factors
17 On Strategic JudgmentRichard L. Priem and Cynthia S. Cycyota
18 Organizational Structure
Looking Through a Strategy LensBarbara Keats and Hugh M. O'Neill
19 Corporate GovernanceSayan Chatterjee and Jeffrey S. Harrison
20 Corporate Strategy and Ethics, as Corporate Strategy Comes of AgeDaniel R. Gilbert, Jr.
21 Business and Public PolicyCompeting in the Political Marketplace and Gerald Keim
22 Implementing Strategy
An Appraisal and Agenda for Future ResearchLawrence G. Hrebiniak and William F. Joyce
23 Human Resources Strategy
The Era of Our WaysScott A. Snell and Mark A. Shadur and Patrick M. Wright
24 Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Outlines of an Untold StoryS. Venkataraman and Saras D. Sarasvathy
Part V Teaching Methods
25 The Strategic Management Course
Tools and Techniques for Successful TeachingIdalene F. Kesner