KEY BENEFIT: Strategy and the Business Landscape is based on contemporary research in the field of strategy and adopts a value-focused, firm-centered perspective that promotes an analytical approach to strategy.
KEY TOPICS: Origins of strategy, mapping the business landscape, creating competitive advantage, anticipating competitive dynamics, sustaining superior performance, and choosing a corporate scope.
MARKET: This text is designed to help managers and business professionals master a body of analytical tools and develop an integrative point of view when making strategic choices.
Presents a historical perspective on business-level (versus corporate- level) strategy, while addressing contemporary debates in the field. Based on several Harvard Business School professors' experience teaching the school's first-year course on competition and strategy, the text presents important concepts succinctly and offers suggestions for further reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)