Business Strategy

An introduction, third edition

by David Campbell, David Edgar and George Stonehouse

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Chapter 1

What is strategy:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADRA

Strategy defined (academic articles):
http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=scholart

Strategy discussed by Michael Porter:
http://www.ipocongress.ru/download/guide/article/what_is_strategy.pdf

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Chapter 2

Schools of strategy:
http://www.1000ventures.com/business_guide/mgmt_inex_stategy_10schools.html

Harvard Business School, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness:
http://www.isc.hbs.edu/

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Chapter 3

Mission Statements:
http://www.businessplans.org/mission.html

Product Definition:
http://www.npd-solutions.com/pdef.html

BCG:
http://www.bcg.com/

McKinsey and Company: http://www.mckinsey.com/

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Chapter 4

Virtual Value Chain:
http://www.sdpc.edu.cn/jpkc/xdglx/syjx/jh4/%20Exploiting%20the%20Virtual%20Value%20Chain.pdf

Core Competence:
http://www.msit2005.mut.ac.th/msit_media/2_2553/ITEC3613/Lecture/20101121072337Uv.pf

Intangible Assets:
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1922903

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Chapter 5

Geert Hofstede:
http://www.geerthofstede.nl/

Charles Handy:
http://www.ashridge.org.uk/website/content.nsf/wFARALC/Keynote+-+Charles+Handy?opendocument

Innovation Tools:
http://www.innovationtools.com/

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Chapter 6

Social Audit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/values/socialaudit

Financial ratios:
http://beginnersinvest.about.com/od/financialratio/Financial_Ratios.htm

Balance scorecard:
http://www.balancedscorecard.org/BSCResources/AbouttheBalancedScorecard/tabid/55/Default.aspx

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Chapter 7

A definition and discussion of Strategic Information Systems (SIS):
http://www.monografias.com/trabajos7/chaof/chaof.shtml

An article on how industry is finally waking up to the importance of business and IT alignment:
http://alignblog.wordpress.com/

An article on how businesses need to move from simply aligning business with IT, to fully integrating it with IT:
http://blog.toriglobal.com/?p=125

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Chapter 8

A helpful definition of SWOT, along with a discussion of its limitations and how to put it to use in organizational strategy:
http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Pr-Sa/SWOT-Analysis.html

Information on what SWOT analysis is and tips on how to use it:
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05.htm

Edward de Bono and Robert Heller discuss SWOT and consider examples of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and within the business strategies of Compaq, IBM and British Airways:
http://www.thinkingmanagers.com/management/strengths-weaknesses.php

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Chapter 9

A definition of the macroenvironment of business in relation to McDonald’s:
http://www.suite101.com/content/what-is-the-macro-environment-with-examples-a359669

A definition of PEST analysis and discussion of its advantages and disadvantages:
http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/pest-analysis.html

An overview of PEST analysis and a PEST analysis of a restaurant:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/pest-analysis-example.html

PEST analysis of a telecommunications company:
http://ba-resources.co.uk/strategic-analysis-and-implementation.php

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Chapter 10

A definition of market segmentation and description of ways in which markets can be segmented:
http://www.netmba.com/marketing/market/segmentation/

A site dedicated to campaigning against the large market share of Tesco and the other ‘Big Four’ supermarkets:
http://www.tescopoly.org/

Product positioning in Subway:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Fast-Food-Market-Forecast---The-Subway-Example-of-Strategic-Product-Positioning&id=735770

A discussion of barriers to entry within industry:
http://www.strategy-formulation.24xls.com/en110

Porter’s Five Forces model applied to airlines:
http://www.freeonlineresearchpapers.com/airline-strategic-management

A case study on market segmentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTzwz08M94

Jay Barney discusses the resource-based view of the firm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KN81_oYl1s

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Chapter 11

Heineken’s Global Strategy:
http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/04/08/20494-heineken-takes-the-global-path-to-reach-the-parts-its-competitors-are-reaching/

Technology to help globalization:
http://www.gala-global.org/en/resources/CcapsReynolds_EN.pdf

Porter’s Diamond:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Diamond

An article from The Economist about the experience curve:
http://www.economist.com/node/14298944

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Chapter 12

Doing a SWOT:
http://www.planonline.org/planning/strategic/swot.htm

Examples of a SWOT:
http://www.gliffy.com/examples/SWOT/
http://www.businessballs.com/swotanalysisfreetemplate.htm
http://portal.cornerstones4kids.org/stuff/contentmgr/files/d74b32
http://www.whatmakesagoodleader.com/swot_analysis_examples.html

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Chapter 13

Harvard Institute for strategy and competitiveness:
http://www.isc.hbs.edu/firm-competitve.htm

Michael Porter on what strategy is:
http://www.ipocongress.ru/download/guide/article/what_is_strategy.pdf

Bowman’s Strategy Clock:
www.nishanw.org/Corporate%20Strategy%20all.doc

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Chapter 14

Richard P. Rumelt’s evaluation of strategy:
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/dick.rumelt/Docs/Papers/theory%2526models.pdf

Strategy Assessment Model (SAM):
http://www.decisionsciences.org/dsj/Files/26_1_119-123.pdf

Example of evaluation of strategic options:
http://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/pdf/WICMS%20Section%206.pdf

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Chapter 15

Directions of growth:
http://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/ideas/pdf/VandenBulte/Directions%20of%20Growth%20April03.pdf

Organic growth:
http://www.ehow.com/about_5106387_organic-growth-strategy.html
http://www.smarta.com/advice/business-growth/strategic-planning/organic-growth-the-basics#
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/25/us-travel-leisure-summit-southwest-idUSTRE61N6SI20100225

Mergers and acquisitions:
http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/79/04714143/0471414379.pdf

Motives for mergers and acquisitions:
http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/invfables/acqmotives.htm

Regulation:
http://else.econ.ucl.ac.uk/papers/uploaded/177.pdf

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Chapter 16

Issues in implementing strategy:
http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Sc-Str/Strategy-Implementation.html

http://www.bizresearchpapers.com/3%5B1%5D.Abdullah.pdf

Organizational structure:
http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/78/EHEP0004/EHEP000478.pdf

http://www.professorfontaine.com/files/Organizational_Structure_White_Paper_v7b.pdf

http://martinfowler.com/apsupp/accountability.pdf

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Chapter 17

Leadership styles:
http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/leadership-styles.html

Change management:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/237685/change_management_models_a_look_at.html

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Chapter 18

Web 2.0:
http://www.ttivanguard.com/ttivanguard_cfmfiles/pdf/dc05/dc05session4003.pdf

Cloud Computing:
http://74.125.155.132/scholar?q=cache:faqDkLwud6kJ:scholar.google.com/

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hinchcliffe/eight-ways-that-cloud-computing-will-change-business/488

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10097450

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Chapter 19

SMEs and Managing Quality:
http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en/956/Managing-Quality

Quality Awards at the Chartered Quality Institute:
http://www.thecqi.org/Knowledge-Hub/Resources/Factsheets/Quality-awards/

The British Quality Foundation:
http://www.bqf.org.uk/

The W. Edwards Deming Institute:
http://deming.org/

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Chapter 20

Coming soon.

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Chapter 21

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