Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics: The Challenge of Complexity to Ways of Thinking about Organisations

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2007 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
Renowned for its unconventional thinking, Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics continues to be a refreshing alternative for students and lecturers of strategic management specifically looking for 'something different'. Stacey challenges the conceptual orthodoxy of planned strategy, focusing instead on the influence of more complex and unstable forces in the development of strategy. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate study, this critically detailed account deals with up-to-the minute issues, raising the challenge of complexity within practice and theory.As such it remains unique amongst strategic management text books. In this fifth edition, Stacey also covers contemporary issues including: the links between micro and macro-level activities in the organisation; focus on the gathering interest in 'strategy-as-practice'; the treatment of ethics and values in strategic management;

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Ralph Stacey is Professor of Management at the Business School, University of Hertfordshire. He is the director of the Complexity and Management Centre at the University of Hertfordshire and author of a number of books and papers on complexity and organisations.

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