Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases

Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases Author(s): Arthur Thompson, John Gamble, A. J. Strickland III, Margaret Peteraf

Difference between 20th and 19th editions
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Key differences between 20th and 19th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 2 years (2015 vs 2013).
  • For the first time the book was published in 1994 under the title "Crafting and Implementing a Strategy: What Every Manager Needs to Know ".
  • 20th edition keeps the 12-chapter structure of the 19th edition.
  • New topics of the value net framework.
  • Extensive Case Update - the 31-case collection in the Twentieth Edition is fulfilled with interesting companies, including:
    • Whole Foods Market, a foods supermarket chain specializing in organic food
    • Papa John's Internation, one of the largest pizza chains, focusing on a high-quality products
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company
    • Cooper Tire & Rubber, an American company that specializes in the manufacture and sales of replacement automobile and truck tires.
    • Panera Bread, a chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants
    • Sony Music Entertainmen
    • Vera Bradley, a company that specializes in colorful, patterned luggage, handbags, and accessories.
    • Nucor Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of steel and steel products
    • Tata Motors, a large Indian automobile manufacturer
    • Africa's success of Wal-Mart
    • Southwest Airlines, a leading U.S. low-cost airline carrier
    • Amazon's innovative ways of big data resources use
  • Many fresh Illustration Capsules:
    • 1.1 Starbucks's strategy in the coffeehouse industry
    • 2.2 Patagonia's core purpose and values (an American outdoor clothing and gear company)
    • 4.1 American Giant: using the value chain to compare costs of producing a hoodie sweatshirt: U.S. versus Asian production
    • 4.2 Delivered-cost benchmarking
    • 6.4 Unique business model of Kaiser Permanente, a largest vertically integrated health care delivery system in the U.S.
    • 7.2 Successful differentiation-based focused strategies of Four Seasons Hotels
    • 8.1 Microsoft's 2011 acquisition of Skype
    • 9.1 IKEA's approach to dealing with global supplier standards
    • 9.4 TOMS’s environmental sustainability approach
    • 10.1 Deloitte’s approach to developing employee talent.
    • 10.2 Zara, a fast fashion retailer
    • 12.2 America Latina Logistica approaches
20th Edition of
Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases
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