Advanced Strategic Management

Second edition

by Mark Jenkins, Véronique Ambrosini and Nardine Collier

About the book

Advanced Strategic Management builds on prior knowledge of strategic decision making and is intended to complement general strategy texts by providing an 'umbrella view' of the multi-dimensional nature of strategic management. Featuring expert contributions, the discussion of each perspective is enhanced by empirical case examples.


Table of Contents

  • Foreword: Theoretical Pluralism and Multi-disciplinary Traditions; H.Thomas
    Advanced Strategic Management: Strategy as Multiple Perspectives; M.Jenkins, V.Ambrosini with N.Collier

PART 1: INSTITUTIONALIST PERSPECTIVES

  1. Institutional Theory Perspective; G.Johnson & R.Greenwood
  2. Military Strategy Perspective; S.Jackson with P.Davies
  3. Spatial Perspective on Strategy; S.Tallman & M.Jenkins

PART 2: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES

  1. Industrial Organisation Economics Perspective; S.Rickard
  2. Game Theory Perspective; S.Regan
  3. Transaction Cost Economics Perspective; A.Lockett & S.Thompson
  4. Agency Theory Perspective; D.Angwin
  5. Resource-Based View of the Firm Perspective; V.Ambrosini

PART 3: BEHAVIOURALIST PERSPECTIVES

  1. The Cognitive Perspective; G.P.Hodgkinson
  2. Knowledge Perspective; J.C.Spender
  3. Network Perspective; S.Svejenova & J.L.Alvarez
  4. Strategy as Practice Perspective; J.Balogun, P.Jarzabkowski & D.Seidl

PART 4: EMERGING AND INTEGRATING PERSPECTIVES

  1. Complexity Perspective; J.Boulton & P.Allen
  2. Critical Management Perspective; M.Ezzamel & H.Willmott
  3. The Theory and Reality of Strategy: How Practitioners and Academics Can Form Meaningful Partnerships; S.M.Behr & M.A.White
  4. Conclusion: Can Multiple Perspectives on Strategic Management Inform Practice;V.Ambrosini & M.Jenkins
  5. Case Study

About the authors

VÉRONIQUE AMBROSINI is Lecturer in Strategic Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK. Her research interests include the resource-based theory of the firm, tacit knowledge, organizational routines and competitive advantage. Véronique has had articles published in the Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, European Management Journaland the Journal of General Management.

​MARK JENKINS is Professor of Business Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, UK. His research interests focus on the areas of competitive strategy, knowledge and innovation. He has contributed to a number of books on strategic management issues and is on the editorial boards of Long Range Planning, Organization Studies and the European Journal of Marketing.