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Strategy in Practice, 3rd edition (CSQS)

Authors: Keith Mattacks, Adrian Pryce, Ross Thompson

Published: June 2017 | ISBN: 9781860727108


This official ICSA study text has been designed to support the Strategy in Practice module of ICSA’s Charted Secretaries Qualifying Scheme, covering the strategic management process and focusing on a range of areas including the nature of strategy and planning, strategic analysis, strategic purpose and implementation.

Presented in a practical and accessible style, this study text incorporates a number of features to support learning:

  • Case study scenarios and questions
  • Test your knowledge review questions
  • Stop and think boxes
  • Case law summaries
  • Case examples
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Directory of further reading and online resources


This text is an ideal companion for students, but is also suitable for practitioners who play a role in setting and delivering an organisation’s strategic purpose and objective.

Contents

Part One: Introduction to strategy

1. The nature of strategy and planning
2. Developing strategy

Part Two: Strategic analysis

3. The external environment
4. Strategic capability and competences
5. Strategy and organisational culture

Part Three: Strategic purpose

6. The governing body and strategy
7. Expressing organisational purpose
8. Business ethics, social responsibility and good corporate citizenship

Part Four: Implementing and evaluating strategy

9. Strategic choices
10. Strategy development
11. Organisational structure and design
12. Monitoring strategy
13. Managing strategic change

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