Index to Tools and Models Used in the Textbook

Use this index to quickly navigate within the textbook to the tool that will work best for your situation. Each heading is linked to the top of its respective chapter.

Unit 1: Introduction

  • Industrial Organizational (I/O) Model for AAR
  • Industry Analysis
  • Organization Stakeholders
  • P-O-L-C
  • Realized Business Strategy
  • Resource-based Model for AAR
  • Strategic Management Process (SMP)
  • Strategy Formulation vs. Strategy Implementation
  • Strategy Making-Executing Process
  • SWOT Analysis

Unit 2: Corporate Governance

  • Agency Relationship
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Evolutionary Patterns of Growth (Chandler)
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • Organization Structure Characteristics
  • Separation of Ownership and Management

Unit 3: External Analysis

  • Industry Analysis
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • SWOT Analysis

Unit 4: Internal Analysis

  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Creating Core Competencies
  • Organization Controls
  • Price – Cost = Profit
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • VRIO Analysis

Unit 5: Business-level Strategy

  • Best-cost Provider
  • Cost Leadership
  • Differentiation
  • Scope (narrow or broad)
  • Value Disciplines

Unit 6: Rivalry and Competition

  • Action Checklist: Understanding and Managing Competition Over Time
  • Strategy Diamond
  • Type 1 Rivalry: Competing for Potential Customers
  • Type 2 Rivalry: Competing for Rivals’ Customers
  • Type 3 Rivalry: Competing for Sales to Shared Customers

Unit 7: Corporate-level Strategy

  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix
  • Concentration Strategy: Market Development
  • Concentration Strategy: Market Penetration
  • Concentration Strategy: Product Development
  • Horizontal Integration
  • Portfolio Planning
  • Related Diversification
  • Restructuring
  • Retrenchment
  • Three Tests for Diversification
  • Unrelated Diversification
  • Vertical Integration

Business Writing Style Guide

Initially, Unit 8 of this textbook including a couple of sections about writing for business. Eventually, that material grew sufficiently that I and a co-author, Julie Zwart, published the Business Writing Style Guide (BWSG). This new document remains an important element of preparing a report for Strategic Management.


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