Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach 4th Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0395857786
ISBN-10: 0395857783
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$0.01
In Stock. Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
27 Used from $0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
More Buying Choices
6 New from $0.07 27 Used from $0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:

Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div; 4th edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395857783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395857786
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,530,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
An excellent introduction to strategic management. Very readable and flows exceptionally well. Diagrams a bit to basic, but easy on the reader. Clear and concise (no MBA jargon). A very exciting book. Case studies are American Bias, but readable by us Brit's. The first half of the book is excellent, but it loses direction towards the end. Includes, the strategic management process, stakeholders, the nature of competitive advantage, external analysis, internal analysis , business corporate and functional level strategies, building competitive advantage, implementing strategic change etc. Case studies are excellent and bring the book to life, they include Starbucks, Coral divers resort, Microsoft, KFC and many others.
If you have left your strategic management essay to the last miniute buy this book and work through it with company reports to write your esssay in under a Week - I did and recieved 85% (highest mark out of 40 students).
Good luck with the essays.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I used this book in my Business Strategy class this semester. I think that this book only begins to approach the material it covers. I am sure that the authors could have gone into far more detail when writing the book, but I don't think that was the purpose of the book. I think that it is intended to be an introduction to strategic management, and it does a great job of doing that. It provides an easy to read format and attractive tables and diagrams. The strategy in action, opening, and closing cases provide a helpful real-world application of the material. I think that this is a great way to provide students with an overview of the material. I learned alot from the book and the class it was used for.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I used this book as a text book for the last class I took at college. This was the highest level class and the book should have been a little more challenging. The book was great at reviewing everything that I had done in my entire college studies. But the book lacked in the area of taking the knowledge and applying it to everyday life. I would use this book again but I would try and find a way to apply more of it the the business world.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a student at Hannibal LaGrange College and we are using Strategic Management Theory in our senior level class.
I find it to be very informative and it is easy to read and understand. I appreciate the in-depth explanations of various terminology. The summaries at the end of each chapter are helpful when reviewing for exams.
Also, the case studies help to put the information into better perspective. They give me a better understanding of how the subject matter relates to organizations in the real world.
The charts, graphs and pictures are helpful in understanding the content of the material.
I also appreciate the fact that the textbook is not huge and weighted down like most textbooks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a senior business major at Hannibal LaGrange College. Strategic Management Theory is the textbook that we are using in my Business Strategy class. I found the textbook to be very helpful in understanding the terms. I like the way the book repeats important terms throughout the chapters. I also found the closing cases at the end of each chapter to be helpful by providing real business examples to help you understand the concept of the chapters. The only real weakness of the book is the coloring. I think that the yellow used in the charts make some of them hard to read. I found this book to be helpful, and I think its a good senior level book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am a senior in college and this book is the one that we at using in Business Strategy class. My general reaction is that the book has good content and it is easy to understand. There is some color that helps the reader enhance the content. The chapter overview is at the beginning of each chapter, this helps the reader outline the material. The book is lacking graphs and charts. But it makes up for it in the end of chapter cases. I would rate the illustrations as good, and the content is good as well. This book compares successfully with other college level books. Some of the material is outdated, but the next addition will probably make up for that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This strategic management book is definitely a good introduction into strategic management. I am a management student myself and read it as an introduction. I have compared it to some of the other intoductory books that other schools use, and in my opinion, it is much more direct than the others I have seen. It does not beat around the bush. And it is more detailed than the others. For example, the chapter on competitive, unlike many of the other books, really tries to give as concrete a picture as possible about what this 'vague' concept actually entails. In short, it really increased my insight into the area of strategic management a great deal!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am currently a student at Hannibal LaGrange College and we are using "Strategic Management Theory" in my Business Strategy course. This text is easier to understand than other texts because key terms are in bold lettering and their definitions are easy to follow. The only part I don't like is the graphs and charts. Some of the graphs are hard to understand which makes the material seem more difficult than it is. Also, the coloring used on the graphs make them hard to read. All in all, this text is appropriate for a course like this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews