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The Strategic Manager


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Table of Contents

1. Strategic management basics

2. Marketing-inspired strategic thinking

Case 2.1: Miele

3. The industrial organization approach

Case 3.1: Tunnock

4. The resource-based view

Case 4.1: McDonald's

5. Agency theory and shareholder value

Case 5.1: BP Plc.

6. Stakeholders and organizational politics

Case 6.1: Apple

7. Institutional theory and organizational culture

Case 7.1: Google's driverless car

8. Similarities, differences, and underlying assumptions

Case 8.1: BlackBerry

About the Author

Harry Sminia is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK.


`This second edition of The Strategic Manager by Harry Sminia provides an excellent departure point to the field by providing a comprehensive and critical overview, complemented by cases of six strategy theories that underpin strategic management.' - B.R. Baliga, Professor of Strategy and International Business, Wake Forest University, USA `The Strategic Manager provides readers with the broad underpinnings of strategic management and useful insights into its practice. By addressing six different theoretical approaches, this book enriches our understanding of what organizations should do not only to perform well, but also to do so consistently. Each chapter contains pertinent examples and ends with a practical case, thereby helping the reader to grasp the theories and concepts discussed in the text.' - Fernando Munoz-Bullon, Associate professor, Department of Business Administration, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain

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