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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!

Key Strategy Tools The 90+ Tools for Every Manager to Build a Winning Strategy

Key Strategy Tools The 90+ Tools for Every Manager to Build a Winning Strategy

Author: Vaughan Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Empowers managers with over 75 key strategic tools to ensure both short-term and long-term success for their business. This book delivers professional-level information in the practical and accessible framework synonymous with the Key series. This book provides readers with the full gamut of tools and techniques needed to create their own strategic plan, breaking the subject down into over 75 accessible tools and models. Key Strategy Tools be will help cherry-pick the most useful approaches for business and create a robust strategy that withstands investor scrutiny and becomes the roadmap to success.

Strategy, Power and CSR Practices and Challenges in Organizational Management

Strategy, Power and CSR Practices and Challenges in Organizational Management

Author: Santiago Garcia-Alvarez Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

Organizational management, along with strategy, is the most important part of business administration. Directors must know how to manage people, make decisions and, above all, have the ability to create strategies that help organizations achieve their objectives, greater strategic competitiveness, and above-average returns. In today's global and complex environment, traditional views towards organizational management are not enough for businesses to thrive. It's only by bringing together different approaches can management styles develop fast enough to keep pace with the ever-changing big picture. In this innovative new look at organizational management, expert authors Santiago Garcia-Alvarez and Connie Atristain-Suarez explore how looking through lenses of philosophy, health, communication, law, engineering, pedagogy and policy can affect a modern organization's prospects. Built through the collective and collaborative work of the research professors at the Universidad Panamericana, this work includes interdisciplinary approaches to real-world problems. For students and researchers of business and management, this is an unmissable read.

Winning at the Acquisition Game Tools, Templates, and Best Practices Across the M&A Process

Winning at the Acquisition Game Tools, Templates, and Best Practices Across the M&A Process

In an era of digital transformation, disruptive innovation, transient competitive advantage, and industry convergence, mergers and acquisitions have become more complex than ever. Winning at the Acquisition Game presents the best materials, insights, tools, and templates which comprise the successful Mergers and Acquisitions course taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Each chapter connects traditionally distinct siloed functional expertise and provides readers with practical knowledge and tools to help them understand the entire M&A process; from pre-deal strategy and due diligence, through transaction valuation, negotiations, and consummation, to post-deal implementation, workforce motivation, innovation for revenue growth, and results measurement and reporting. Case examples illustrate how each stage of the process has been implemented by companies across various industries, while discussion questions and self-assessments enable readers to determine their organization's current level of M&A capability. Through an actionable, end-to-end process model this book shows both practitioners and students of M&A how to successfully mobilize and integrate organizational capability and avoid management missteps to gain a unique advantage and truly win at the acquisition game.

Employee Empowerment The Prime Component of Sustainable Change Management

Employee Empowerment The Prime Component of Sustainable Change Management

Author: Daniel (Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA) Bloom Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2020

One of the major discussions in the business world is: How do we get our human capital assets more engaged in the organization? Current Gallup Polls state that 85% of our employees are not engaged within their organizations. Employee Empowerment fully analyzes this workplace condition, which is a major concern for most CEOs. The solution proposed by this book is the introduction of the TLS (Theory of Constraints - Lean - Six Sigma) Continuum Empowerment model, which comprises three levels of empowerment - Management, Cross-Functional Team, and Individual. The first is the empowerment that comes from upper management to the organization as a whole. The second level is the empowerment that comes from the various cross-functional teams and the final level is from the individuals themselves through their ability to take ownership in the processes in which they are involved. The end solution in the book is that if we can get the human capital assets to take ownership of the processes (that is, empower the front-line employees), it will increase the level of engagement. If they become more engaged they will empower the organization at all levels to introduce sustainable change management to resolve problems within the organization. One of the tools of individual empowerment is the use of the Six Sigma toolbox. This book makes the case that when human capital assets take ownership of the processes, then we have greater engagement, and thus a more empowered organization.

Employee Empowerment The Prime Component of Sustainable Change Management

Employee Empowerment The Prime Component of Sustainable Change Management

Author: Daniel (Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA) Bloom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2020

One of the major discussions in the business world is: How do we get our human capital assets more engaged in the organization? Current Gallup Polls state that 85% of our employees are not engaged within their organizations. Employee Empowerment fully analyzes this workplace condition, which is a major concern for most CEOs. The solution proposed by this book is the introduction of the TLS (Theory of Constraints - Lean - Six Sigma) Continuum Empowerment model, which comprises three levels of empowerment - Management, Cross-Functional Team, and Individual. The first is the empowerment that comes from upper management to the organization as a whole. The second level is the empowerment that comes from the various cross-functional teams and the final level is from the individuals themselves through their ability to take ownership in the processes in which they are involved. The end solution in the book is that if we can get the human capital assets to take ownership of the processes (that is, empower the front-line employees), it will increase the level of engagement. If they become more engaged they will empower the organization at all levels to introduce sustainable change management to resolve problems within the organization. One of the tools of individual empowerment is the use of the Six Sigma toolbox. This book makes the case that when human capital assets take ownership of the processes, then we have greater engagement, and thus a more empowered organization.

Corporate Strategy (Remastered) I High Performance Strategy and Leadership in a Volatile, Disrupted World

Corporate Strategy (Remastered) I High Performance Strategy and Leadership in a Volatile, Disrupted World

Author: Paul Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Since 2000, more than half of the Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or are experiencing stagnation or decline as a result of extreme digital and social disruption. In recognition of this dilemma, Corporate Strategy (Remastered) will assist even the most experienced strategy practitioner tackle disruption and all aspects of change head on. This is the first book in the series, it provides a prescriptive solution to the way all approaches to strategy should be practiced in the future; in a context we refer to as Third Wave Strategy and its construct; a fully integrated, strategic management framework. The second is a fieldbook, it describes the methods and means to ensure successful implementation. An illustration of Third Wave Strategy in practice is reflected in a description of strategy deployed by the highly successful Amazon corporation. Many of the components of strategy that are included in the framework will already be familiar to the reader, others are very new. Each of the individual components discussed are supported by examples drawn from real life case studies. The overall value of the book is that it represents a fresh, holistic, dynamic and systemic approach to strategy in a format that, frankly, hasn't existed before. In this book readers are also introduced to many of the soft/human elements of strategy - the primary components that make it work. Examples of topics addressed include open strategy; communities of strategy practice; reframing; sponsive strategic thinking; systemic, cognitive strategy practice, organisational learning, strategic business intelligence.

E-Commerce Website Optimization Why 95% of Your Website Visitors Don't Buy, and What You Can Do About it

E-Commerce Website Optimization Why 95% of Your Website Visitors Don't Buy, and What You Can Do About it

Author: Dan Croxen-John, Johann Van Tonder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a complex field and one that is rapidly evolving. It's about understanding people and their behaviour, not simply website visits. E-commerce Website Optimization provides an all-encompassing guide, explaining the how and why, before focusing on techniques and tools to increase the percentage of visitors who buy from the site, and subsequently the amount that these visitors spend when they buy. Grounded in best-practice theory and research, it brings together usability, analytics and persuasion to offer a detailed, step-by-step guide to improve conversion rates, increase ROI from online marketing campaigns, generate higher levels of repeat business and increase the e-commerce value of websites. In the fast-moving world of e-commerce, this fully revised second edition includes updates on test metrics, prioritization and personalization, as well as a new chapter on persuasive copywriting. Alongside updated case studies and newly recommended tools, E-commerce Website Optimization is an invaluable book for those seeking to implement a data-driven ethos for their organization's e-commerce programme, for everyone from chief digital officers and heads of online sales, to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

How to Future Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange

How to Future Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange

Author: Scott Smith, Madeline Ashby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

How can you be prepared for what's next when emerging trends constantly threaten to turn your strategic plan on its head? The world of business is experiencing a state of hyperchange influenced by global movements, disruptive technologies, political uprisings and new consumer expectations. If your world is turned upside down, will you know how to pivot and thrive, or will you be roadkill in the 'adapt or die' business race? Futuring is the art of anticipating and testing the trade-offs of different futures by making sense of key trends, signals and emerging patterns. How to Future is the only book that will teach you how to become a strategy wayfinder, allowing you to evaluate, plan and prepare for better futures for you and your business. How to Future is a guidebook to futuring and arms you with tools, strategies and practices that illuminate new strategic pathways. Renowned futurists Scott Smith and Madeline Ashby teach you how to manage the daily flood of information and signals, and discern emergent patterns that have a direct impact on the direction of your business. How to Future isn't about the one future you expect. Instead, this book equips you with valuable tools and concepts, builds a future-focused mindset and enables you to envision, stress-test and prototype adaptable, informed and agile strategic visioning. These tools will empower you, your team and your organization to anticipate whatever futures emerge.

Radical Business Model Transformation How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption

Radical Business Model Transformation How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption

Author: Dr Carsten Linz, Prof. em Dr. Gunter Muller-Stewens, Alexander Zimmermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Markets have been transformed by an ever-increasing amount of disruptive technologies and disruptor companies. Once successful business models designed to function in a different time now struggle as the mainstream changes. Radical Business Model Transformation provides the guide for leaders of organizations looking to turn downward trends into upward momentum and gain the competitive edge on the competition. Now in its second edition, this book offers practical advice on how to understand the fit of an existing business model and reconstruct it with a forward-thinking approach. New illustrative case studies with a global emphasis include organizations which have boldly transformed, including SAP, Netflix and Daimler, as examples for change. Business transformation is presented as a leadership challenge and methods to realize and implement opportunities for innovation company-wide are discussed in detail. Radical Business Model Transformation is essential reading for business leaders, transformation experts and MBA students interested in ensuring that their business model is future-proof and can withstand the new proliferation of innovations set to transform the business landscape.

Strategizing New Thinking about Strategy, Planning, and Management

Strategizing New Thinking about Strategy, Planning, and Management

Author: Eric J. Bolland Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Strategy is an essential part of business, but strategizing often gets ignored or left behind. In this exciting new work, Eric J. Bolland introduces strategizing as a key component of strategy development and execution, showing strategizing as a way to aid organizations with their futures. To strategize successfully, businesses need a set of well-developed tools to help them perform specific actions continuously. Starting by tracing the origin and evolution of strategy and strategic planning, this exciting new guide puts forward advice on how to put strategy research into strategizing practice. In detailed chapters, Bolland addresses how strategizing works, with twenty real-world cases to show how theory can become reality, citing art, history, literature, science, psychology and philosophy to explore the human impulse to strategize. A valuable accompaniment for business students of strategy, as well as a practical handbook for staff and mid- and upper-level managers, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking guidance about planning the futures of their organizations.

Supply Chain Management a guide to best practice

Supply Chain Management a guide to best practice

Author: Andrew Cox, Paul Ireland, Chris Lonsdale, Joe Sanderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

In the last ten years, a revolution has occurred in the way in which companies manage their business strategy and its operational delivery. Called Supply Chain Management (SCM), it is a strategic business model that has been developed in response to increasing global competitive pressures. Many companies have already chosen to outsource all non-essential activities (transforming them from fixed to variable costs), to re-focus on their core competencies. And while this type of outsourcing plays well with investors in the short-term, the solution that it offers is only a temporary one - unless it is accompanied by a robust SCM strategy. This is because much of the value offered by companies to their customers is generated externally by the company's suppliers. So, if the company is unable to manage or develop its suppliers or if the suppliers fail to perform, the company's performance is affected too. Evidence suggests that for those firms who are prepared to develop SCM strategies, the payback in terms of competitive advantage and cost reduction can be considerable. In recent years, companies as diverse as IBM, Wal-Mart, Toyota and Dell have all undergone nothing short of a supply chain revolution and today, all regard supply chain management as an essential part of their overall business strategy. This briefing offers a practical working guide to help you and your organisation implement a robust and effective supply chain management approach. Extensive case study material illustrates what should - and should not - be done so that strategic and operational targets can be achieved. This briefing discusses the six key steps in effective SCM: Focus on core competencies Outsource all non-core competencies Align demand and supply: consolidate all similar activities into category management Rationalise the supply base and create strategic alliances with key suppliers Develop long-term supply chain relationships and optimise through e-business technology Undertake proactive supplier and supply chain development

Strategic Valuation of Companies A Practical Guide

Strategic Valuation of Companies A Practical Guide

Author: Alan, PhD Gregory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

As the pressure to focus on shareholder returns increases it is essential that CEO's, business managers, financial managers and analysts have the necessary understanding and skills to ensure their actions are producing the appropriate returns. This bestselling briefing - revised and updated in a new edition - enables you to calculate value effectively. It provides a systematic and reliable means to assess the potential for value creation in a range of circumstances. Covering the latest valuation techniques alongside traditional models, it illustrates their relative advantages and disadvantages with the use of case studies throughout. By applying these models, the risk involved in corporate decision-making can be significantly reduced. The new edition updates and extends the first edition to incorporate recent developments in this field. Revisions and additions include the complex issue of how to value technology companies; accounting standards; asset-based valuations; book and market values; and cross-border valuations. Contents include: Introduction Review of traditional valuation models and their contemporary operationalisation Fundamental DCF models The cost of capital in DCF models Forecasting free cash flows and calculating horizon value Contemporary methods for operationalising the FCF method Additional factors in valuation for takeovers and mergers Value added through flexibility