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Strategy in Action The Execution, Politics, and Payoff of Business Planning cover
  • ISBN: 9780029346709
  • ISBN10: 0029346703

Strategy in Action The Execution, Politics, and Payoff of Business Planning

by Boris & Newman, William Yavitz

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish date: 11/01/1991
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Contents Preface and AcknowledgmentsPart I The Trajectory: Sharpening the Strategic Focus1. The Realm of StrategyPlace of Strategy in Shaping and Guiding a CompanySocial Responsibility and StrategyFrom Concept to Practice2. Strategic Direction of a Business-UnitFocus on Business-UnitsFour Vital Parts in a Business-Unit StrategyCoping with Uncertainty3. Portfolio Strategy for a Diversified CorporationBusiness-Unit Versus Corporate StrategyPortfolio DesignMajor Moves to Attain Desired PortfolioFrom Concept to Practice4. Corporate Input StrategyCorporate Resource ArsenalCorporate Management of SynergiesBeyond the Portfolio5. Shaping External AlignmentsHostile Versus Passive EnvironmentsAnalysis of Key ActorsChoice of AlignmentsMaintaining Optimum Alignments6. Birth and Nourishment of a New StrategyDesign of a Strategic Planning SystemImpetus to Challenge the Status QuoAcceptance and CommitmentIncrementalismPart II Propulsion: Translating Strategy into Action7. Programming -- Too Much or Too LittleMan-on-the-Moon ApproachIncrementalism -- Feeling Your WaySelective ProgrammingStrategy Programs Versus Continuing Operations8. Building Revised Patterns of BehaviorDiagnose Need for Changes in Behavior PatternsCarefully Reshape Selected BehaviorsCreating a Focused Climate: Senior Executive Role9. Organizing to Execute StrategyCreating Operating Divisions That Match StrategyWhen to Combine or Split Off Business-UnitsOrganizing Corporate Headquarters to Support StrategyOrganization in Transition10. The Right Person and the Right CarrotMatching Desired Executive Abilities with StrategyUsing Present Executives to Carry Out a New StrategyBringing in OutsidersDistinctive Issues in AcquisitionsIncentives That Support Strategic Action11. Resource Allocation -- Power of the Purse StringsImpact of Resource Allocation on Strategy ExecutionTwo Tracks to Capital AllocationSources of Conflict for AllocationsWays to Channel Capital Support for StrategyTreatment of Strategic ExpensesAllocation of Non financial Resources12. Controlling the Dynamic ProcessControlling the FutureWatch Progress on Strategic ThrustsMonitor Key External VariablesFull-Scale Reassessments at Milestones and AlertsMaintain Integrity of the Strategic Management ProcessPart III Integration: Strategy as a Moving Game Plan13. Fitting Pieces into a Synergistic WholeBuilding Fit into an Integrated Management System within Each Business-UnitAdding Balance to the Integration of Each Business-UnitIntegration at the Corporate Level14. Hitting a Moving Target in a Rough SeaEver-Changing Pressures for ActionKey to Adaptability: Progress ReassessmentsSequential Moves in Face of UncertaintyContingency PlansFrequency of Progress ReassessmentsCorporate Inputs to Progress ReassessmentsSelected ReferencesIndex
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