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See below for a selection of the latest books from Business strategy category. Presented with a red border are the Business strategy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business strategy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Strategic Manager

The Strategic Manager

Author: Harry Sminia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2021

The Strategic Manager provides a comprehensive, logical and applied insight in strategic management. Unlike some more theory-heavy texts, this book focuses on how strategy works in everyday practice, taking readers' expectations and understanding beyond that of strategy as a matter of planning only. It enables the reader to learn and reflect upon their practical skills and knowledge, and critically evaluate the strategy process and their own strategic decision-making. The book is based around six different strategy theories, individually presented and supplemented with useful lists of questions that encourage readers to become competent strategic thinkers. This 3rd edition has been fully updated throughout, including fresh case studies and examples from across Asia, Africa and South America that bridge theory with practice, new strategy practice boxes considering the importance of cooperation and strategic alliances, and reflective questions to aid understanding. Essential reading for postgraduate students of Strategic Management, MBA students and those in executive education, this text will also be a useful tool for reflective managers trying to develop a better understanding. Online resources include chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides.

The Strategic Manager

The Strategic Manager

Author: Harry Sminia Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2021

The Strategic Manager provides a comprehensive, logical and applied insight in strategic management. Unlike some more theory-heavy texts, this book focuses on how strategy works in everyday practice, taking readers' expectations and understanding beyond that of strategy as a matter of planning only. It enables the reader to learn and reflect upon their practical skills and knowledge, and critically evaluate the strategy process and their own strategic decision-making. The book is based around six different strategy theories, individually presented and supplemented with useful lists of questions that encourage readers to become competent strategic thinkers. This 3rd edition has been fully updated throughout, including fresh case studies and examples from across Asia, Africa and South America that bridge theory with practice, new strategy practice boxes considering the importance of cooperation and strategic alliances, and reflective questions to aid understanding. Essential reading for postgraduate students of Strategic Management, MBA students and those in executive education, this text will also be a useful tool for reflective managers trying to develop a better understanding. Online resources include chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides.

Zoonotic

Zoonotic

Author: Carole Lamarque Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2021

Every entrepreneur dreams to find a success formula to quickly go viral with his/her product or service. Carole Lamarque believes that this formula for success exists, in nature. It's called a Zoonotic: a virus that is spreading virally all over the world at lightning speed. In this book, she demonstrates with concrete examples how a zoonotic pandemic such as Covid-19 can inspire a successful viral business strategy.

Global Recession: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Global Recession: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Author: Harvard Business Review Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Roar Out of the Covid-19 Recession You've weathered the shock, the lockdowns, and the slow crawl back. But with a new normal come new risks—and new opportunities. What must you and your business do now to come out of the downturn stronger and better positioned for the future? Global Recession: Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you find possibilities amid the upheaval and reshape your business to seize advantage in the upswing. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues—blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more—each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas—and prepare you and your company for the future.

The Power of Clarity

The Power of Clarity

Author: Ann Latham Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Organizations are stressed. Innovation and global competition have become the source of relentless pressure and customers have never had higher expectations. Corporate efforts to improve everyday productivity and boost profits are producing diminishing returns. Yet a new frontier of enormous opportunity to improve results is hidden in plain sight. According to a Fortune 500 study, as much as 80% of working time is lost to tiresome meetings, unclear expectations, difficult decisions, and other wasteful delays. Overcoming the lack of clarity behind this waste - on both an individual and organizational basis - would reap huge rewards. In The Power of Clarity, Ann Latham exposes the unrecognized confusion and explains how to eliminate it. This fascinating guide to workplace productivity and effectiveness draws upon extensive research and case studies to demonstrate how you can get better results in far less time while also increasing confidence and commitment.

Understanding Strategic Management

Understanding Strategic Management

Author: Anthony Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2021

'Understanding Strategic Management' is the ideal introduction to strategy for students who require a concise, informative and practical approach. The book's four-part structure defines the concept of strategy, before using the overarching strategic framework of analysis, formulation, and implementation to show how strategy can be used to develop a sustainable competitive advantage in business. The author conveys the realities of strategic management through diverse, international and contemporary examples, while Strategy in Focus boxes use examples from popular media to show strategic management issues at work in the headlines we read every day. A longer, integrated case study in every chapter ties together multiple strategic challenges that affect businesses large and small, public and private. Review and discussion questions then encourage students to be critical of the material and juxtapose alternative concepts and frameworks to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Students may extend their learning with additional material available as part of the online resources. Written by the author to build seamlessly on the book, Extension Material is signposted from every chapter, providing further depth on a specific topic where required. Multiple choice questions are also signposted at the end of every chapter, encouraging students to test their knowledge and understanding. The rounded approach, extensive examples, and additional resources make this book a balanced and accessible introduction for students taking their first steps into strategic management. The ebook offers a mobile experience and convenient access: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks The online resources include: For students: Internet exercises Glossary Extension material Working through strategy Multiple-choice questions Additional recommended resources For lecturers: Bank of additional case studies Additional discussion questions and prompts Test bank Further case material Answers to discussion questions PowerPoint slides Figures and tables from the book

Small Business Management and Control of the Uncertain External Environment

Small Business Management and Control of the Uncertain External Environment

Author: Konstantinos Biginas Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2021

From the vagaries of the economy, through to varying degrees of social unrest, to the impact of adverse weather, businesses of all forms and sizes across the globe must cope with ongoing change, uncertainty, and risk. In this unpredictable environment, how can SMEs react and control external factors? This edited collection investigates the potential impact of long-term planning and strategic awareness on the ability of SMEs to remain competitive in a highly competitive world. The authors and editors demonstrate that whether SMEs are able to identify and act upon externally imposed forces and factors, or not, is the defining indicator of their likelihood to struggle, survive, or even thrive. Outlining the integral development opportunities or threats to existing business activity inherent to the external environment, this book offers a multidisciplinary insight, which brings together different lenses to explore a range of cutting-edge themes from both research and practitioner perspectives. The book also looks ahead, examining the broad market reaction to external forces in order to predict future implications. Given the significance of SMEs for the global economy, the range of different views offered, including but not limited to people management, entrepreneurship and education, provide genuine insights for a diversity of audiences and readers.

Nature-Inspired Computing Paradigms in Systems

Nature-Inspired Computing Paradigms in Systems

Nature-Inspired Computing Paradigms in Systems: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety and Cost (RAMS+C) and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) covers several areas that include bioinspired techniques and optimization approaches for system dependability. The book addresses the issue of integration and interaction of the bioinspired techniques in system dependability computing so that intelligent decisions, design, and architectures can be supported. It brings together these emerging areas under the umbrella of bio- and nature-inspired computational intelligence. The primary audience of this book includes experts and developers who want to deepen their understanding of bioinspired computing in basic theory, algorithms, and applications. The book is also intended to be used as a textbook for masters and doctoral students who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the role of bioinspired techniques in system dependability.

Curve Benders

Curve Benders

Author: David Nour Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2021

A personal growth roadmap guiding you into the future of relationships in work, life, play, and giving Curve Benders is a personal growth roadmap. It will guide you through the complicated intersection of work, life, play, and giving. Countless new forces will shape the future, so the strategic relationships we form in these areas of life are, of necessity, changing. This book will show you how to move into the future and dramatically alter your growth trajectory in both its direction and ultimate destination. David Nour, the author of Relationship Economics and a top thought leader on business relationships, has identified 15 forces that will heavily influence what we do and how and where we engage our current and prospective relationships to create value and make a difference in the lives of others. This book aims to provide you with a step-by-step guide for personal, professional, and organizational growth. The author highlights how certain relationships enable a non-linear growth trajectory. These relationships, in addition to augmenting what we can accomplish, often shape who we become. These relationships are curve benders, and this book will show you who and where they are, how to find and engage them, and, equally valuable, how you can become a curve bender to impact the lives and livelihoods of others profoundly. Gain insight into the value of your current strategic relationships and how they help you achieve your work, life, and giving goals Reconceptualize relationships to identify the people with the power, not only to help you achieve but to change who you become Learn how to become a curve bender who makes an outsized impact in the lives of others Become better at finding and engaging people, navigating the 15 forces that are reshaping our world This book is about strategic relationship planning, personal growth, and, ultimately, about you. Read Curve Benders to launch yourself into your best future.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Collaborative Problem Solving

Author: Chris J. Shannon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Drawing on knowledge from process improvement, organization theory, human resource management, change management, occupational health and safety and other fields, the book is a practical, easy-to-read guide to problem solving. Illustrated with a series of short case studies, this book provides an integrated approach to problem solving in the workplace. Collaborative Problem Solving at Work walks through the steps in the problem solving process, introducing dozens of tools, techniques, and concepts to use throughout. Chris J Shannon describes the behaviours to practice which are most conducive to creating a positive problem-solving culture based in curiosity, collaboration, and evidence-based thinking. This book explains why successful problem solving is a collaborative process and provides tools and techniques for responding to other people's behaviour when designing and implementing solutions. Offering practical advice on problem-solving in an easy-to-understand way, this book is aimed at people working in office environments, service industries, and knowledge organizations, enabling them to feel confident in applying the knowledge from the book in their own workplace.

Choose Your Customer: How to Compete Against the Digital Giants and Thrive

Choose Your Customer: How to Compete Against the Digital Giants and Thrive

Author: Jonathan Byrnes, John Wass Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Two top specialists in profitable growth and innovative customer-supplier relationships show companies of all sizes how to compete with the tech giants by choosing the right customer and providing peerless value to them for long-term success. Every year, managers at companies large and small are finding it harder to compete with the likes of Google and Amazon, who are muscling into their businesses, stealing their customers, and cornering every conceivable market and service. There is, however, a way for companies to survive and win in this era of digital behemoths. Choose Your Customer is a powerful, customer-targeted guide that can help managers level the playing field against their biggest competitors. Written by Jonathan Byrnes, the legendary MIT-based expert on profits, pricing, and strategy, and John Wass, a key member of the team that made Staples a major national brand, Choose Your Customer shows you how to: Identify the customers who are the most profitable and focus on them Provide services and experiences that can't be replicated by the tech giants, no matter how much data they have or how much automation they use Support your chosen customers' diverse and rapidly evolving needs to accelerate profitability and growth Focus on your real profit core and build dominance in your specific target market These customer-focused strategies will enable you to build a uniquely targeted business that the digital giants just can't match. From unbeatable customer service to superior pricing and product selection, Choose Your Customer provides detailed and actionable advice on how to compete successfully with the aggressive giants, grow your customer base, and increase your profits for lasting success.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Collaborative Problem Solving

Author: Chris J. Shannon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Drawing on knowledge from process improvement, organization theory, human resource management, change management, occupational health and safety and other fields, the book is a practical, easy-to-read guide to problem solving. Illustrated with a series of short case studies, this book provides an integrated approach to problem solving in the workplace. Collaborative Problem Solving at Work walks through the steps in the problem solving process, introducing dozens of tools, techniques, and concepts to use throughout. Chris J Shannon describes the behaviours to practice which are most conducive to creating a positive problem-solving culture based in curiosity, collaboration, and evidence-based thinking. This book explains why successful problem solving is a collaborative process and provides tools and techniques for responding to other people's behaviour when designing and implementing solutions. Offering practical advice on problem-solving in an easy-to-understand way, this book is aimed at people working in office environments, service industries, and knowledge organizations, enabling them to feel confident in applying the knowledge from the book in their own workplace.