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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

September 2008 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' -  André Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School

Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas.

Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.

Suitable for students of strategy at Undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works. 

Once Upon A Time …
Chapter 1: Planning the Future in Turbulent Environments
Chapter 2: Strategy = Understanding What's Outside the Firm
Chapter 3: Strategy = Understanding What's Inside the Firm
Chapter 4: Strategy Is Dead. Long Live Scenario Planning!
Chapter 5: Strategy = Emergence and Rational Planning
Chapter 6: Strategy Is What Strategists Do! Strategy as Practice
Chapter 7: Gaps, Rhetoric and Realities
In Conclusion...The Futures of Strategy

good for incorporating different studying strategies when planning for teching a course but not a book for the students in this area.

Dr Jenny Backstrand
School of Engineering, Jonkoping University
May 1, 2012

brilliant summary of the the topic

Dr Daniel Valentine
School of Business, Albion College
November 10, 2011

As the title sugust a short book which is simply a condensed on strategy managment. It does little to inform about any practical approaches to applying strategy. The book will be of use to college students looking for a concise overview of theory. at the end I would like conclud to that it's a nice book . It covers most of the points of Strategic management.
However, the language is bit hard to read by a non English-speaker.

Mr Ayaz Mehmood
cmi, british of Technology and e-commerce
July 28, 2011

A very good book which provides a brief account of the main schools in strategic management and its historic development.

Dr Boris Blumberg
Organization & Strategy, Maastricht University
June 28, 2011

A very nice book that offers a brief overview of the main schools of thought in strategic management and its historical development.

Dr Boris Blumberg
School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University
June 28, 2011

Although an introduction, useful as students at degree level have an opportunity to start with this, and build up to applied case studies.

Linda Lilley
Health , University of Northampton
September 14, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF