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NEW: Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

24 March 2012
NEW: Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy

NEW STRATEGY HANDBOOK!

 

Dagnino G.B. (Ed.) (2012)
Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp.616

June 2012
Hardback 978 1 84720 044 0

December 2013 UK-EU; January 2014 US
Paperback 978 1 78195 334 1
PRICE: £36; $66;

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Description
The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future.

Contributors
A. Arikan, A. Ariño, J.B. Barney, J. Baum, A. Capasso, R. Casadesus-Masanell, B. Cassiman, S. Castaldo, A. Chintakananda, M.C. Cinici, G.M. D’Allura, G.B. Dagnino, V. Della Corte, C. Di Guardo, R. Dunbar, R. Faraci, S. Ferriani, I. Filatochev, N.J. Foss, E. Garcia-Canal, F. Garraffo, A. Giuliani, H. Greve, R. Harrison, M. Hitt, E.T. La Rocca, M. La Rocca, G. Lee, C. Markides, O. Meglio, A. Minichilli, G. Padula, V. Pisano, K. Premazzi, R. Ragozzino, R. Reger, P. Regnér, J. Reuer, J.E. Ricart, V. Rindova, G. Santangelo, M. Sciarelli, W. Shen, M. Sorrentino, C. Stadler, G. Walker

Further information
The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future. See book review in Man@gement Revue in attach on the left.

The Handbook is the outcome of a far-reaching endeavour including new contributions from highly reputed experts around the world, outlining the conceptual and empirical advancements and assessing the promises and practical relevance of the competitive strategy field. Looking at key areas such as alliances and innovation, ownership and networks, coopetition and entrepreneurship, multinational and trust management, and the firm's financial structure and business models, the book sets a research agenda for the future of competitive strategy research.

Gathering various solid branches of investigation that revolve around specific theories and applications (such as the socio-cognitive perspective, the strategy as practice view, and the most recent developments in competitive dynamics and the resource-based perspective of the firm), this inspiring and thought-provoking Handbook will provide executives, entrepreneurs, students and scholars in management with several insightful hints on the nature and process of competitive strategy emergence, configuration and development.

Contents

1. Introduction: Why a Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy
Giovanni Battista Dagnino

PART I: COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENTS
2. What is Competitive Strategy? Origins and Developments of a Relevant Research Area in Strategic Management
Vincenzo Pisano and Michael A. Hitt
3. The Genesis of Competitive Strategy: A Historian’s View
Christian Stadler
4. Theory of Science Perspectives on Strategic Management Research: Debates and a Novel View
Nicolai J. Foss
5. Young and Growing Research Directions in Competitive Strategy
Henrich R. Greve and Joel A.C. Baum

PART II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES INFORMING COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH
6. Strategic Management Research at a Crossroads: The Resource-based Theory and its Managerial Implications
Jay B. Barney, Valentina Della Corte, Mauro Sciarelli and Asli Arikan
7. The Mind of the Strategist and the Eye of the Beholder: The Socio-cognitive Perspective in Strategy Research
Violina Rindova, Rhonda K. Reger and Elena Dalpiaz
8. The Management Growth Strategies in Firm Networks: A Stylized Model of Opportunity Discovery via Network Ties
Simone Ferriani and Antonio Giuliani
9. Strategy-as-Practice: Untangling the Emergence of Competitive Positions
Patrick Regnér
10. Competitive Dynamics Stimulated by Pioneers’ Technological Innovation: A Theoretical Framework
Francesco Garraffo and Gwendolyn Lee

PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH
11. The Evolving Role of Mergers and Acquisitions in Competitive Strategy Research
Arturo Capasso and Olimpia Meglio
12. Strategic Implications of Alliance Formation and Dynamics: A Comprehensive Review
Africa Ariño and Esteban Garcia-Canal
13. Innovation and Technology Management in Competitive Strategy Research
Bruno Cassiman and Maria Chiara Di Guardo
14. Governance Issues in Competitive Strategy Research
Igor Filatochev
15. Entrepreneurial Issues in Competitive Strategy Research
Mario Sorrentino
16. Family Business and Competitive Strategy Research
Giorgia M. D’Allura and Alessandro Menichilli
17. Multinational Firms and Competitive Strategy Research
Grazia D. Santangelo

PART IV: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH
18. The Use of Quantitative Methodologies in Competitive Strategy Research
Roberto Ragozzino, Jeffrey J. Reuer and Asda Chintakananda
19. Semiotic Methods and the Meaning of Strategy in Firm Annual Reports
Roger L.M. Dunbar and Maria Cristina Cinici
20. The Role and Impact of Computer Simulation Modeling in Competitive Strategy Research
J. Richard Harrison and Gordon Walker

PART V: COMPETITIVE STRATEGY AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
21. The Management of Trust in Competitive Strategy Research: Why it is Important and What is New
Sandro Castaldo and Katia Premazzi
22. Competing through Business Models
Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Joan Enric Ricart
23. Coopetition: Nature, Challenges, and Implications for Firms’ Strategic Behavior and Managerial Mindset
Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Maria Chiara Di Guardo and Giovanna Padula
24. Crossing Boundaries between Contemporary Research in Strategy and Finance: Connecting the Firm’s Financial Structure and Competitive Strategy
Maurizio La Rocca and Elvira Tiziana La Rocca
25. Does Firm Ownership Matter? Investors, Corporate Governance and Strategic Competitiveness in Privately-held Firms
Rosario Faraci and Wei Shen
26. Competitive Strategy Research’s Impact on Practice
Costantinos Markides
Index