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LUBS3070
Module Reading List

Strategic Management, 2018/19, Semester 1, 2
Josh Morton
J.Morton1@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

TEXTBOOK

The following textbook is required reading for the module: 

Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Duncan Angwin, Patrick Regnr, Kevan Scholes (2017), Exploring Strategy: text and cases (paper copy and online e-book via VLeBooks or MyiLibrary at library) (11th edition), Pearson, ISBN 9781292145129.

This book is available in a number of versions. The recommended version is the text with the case studies included (Text & Cases version). The case studies provide useful context for the fundamentals of Strategic Management and will be useful in broadening your knowledge, and preparing for the semester 2 assessment. 

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WORKSHOP READING

The reading for the workshops will vary and will be updated as the module progresses. There will be both required and recommended reading.

ISBN: 9781292145136 (e-book); 9781292145129 (pbk.) :; 9781292145143 (ePub ebook) :; 9781292145136 (PDF ebook)

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The reading list for each week will be updated as the module progresses. There will be both required and recommended reading.

Week 2- 'What is Strategy?' 

Required reading:

-Exploring strategy. textbook (2017) chapter 1 ‘Introducing Strategy’ (Purchase/library)

-Porter, M. (1996). What is Strategy?. Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012, Nov/Dec, 74(6), pp. 61–78. (Available online) 

Recommended reading:

- Whittington, R. (2001). What is Strategy and Does it Matter?. Second Edition. Chapters 1 and 2. Boston: Cengage Learning. (Purchase/library)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Week 3- 'Macro-environment' 

Required reading:

-Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 2 (2.1 and 2.2) ‘Macro-environment Analysis’ (Purchase/library)

Week 4- 'Industry Analysis, Dynamics, and Competition' 

Required reading:

-Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 3 (3.1 and 3.2) ‘Introduction’ and 'The Competitive Forces' (Purchase/library)

Recommended reading:

-Porter, M. (2008). The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy. Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012, January, pp. 24–41. (Available online).

Week 5- 'Resources and Capabilities' 

Required reading:

-Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 4 (4.1, 4.2 and 4.3) ‘Introduction’, ‘Foundations of R&C’ and ‘Distinctive R&C (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Teece, D.J., Pisano, G., and Shuen, A. (1997) Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management. Strategic management journal. ISSN: 0143-2095. 18(7), pp.509–533 (online/available on Minerva).

Week 6- 'Business Level Strategy' 

Required reading:

-Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 7 (7.1 and 7.2) ‘Introduction’ and 'Generic Competitive Strategies' (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Barney, J. (1991) Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage. Journal of management. ISSN: 0149-2063. 17(1), pp.99-120  (online/available on Minerva).

Week 7- 'Business Blockchain & Enterprise Strategy' 

Required reading:

-Palfreyman, J. (2018). Business blockchain : unlocking transformational potential ISBN: 9781986754125. Chapter 1 ‘Blockchain basics’. (available on Minerva).

Recommended reading:

- Porter, M. & Millar, V.E. (1985) How Information Gives You Competitive Advantage. Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012. July Issue. (Available online).

Week 8- 'Corporate Level Strategy' 

Required reading:

-Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 8 (8.1 and 8.2) ‘Introduction’ and 'Strategy Directions' (Purchase/library).

Week 9- 'Strategy: 'Stakeholders, Governance & Responsibility' 

Required reading:

Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 5 (5.1 and 5.2) ‘Introduction’ and ‘Stakeholders’. (Purchase/library).

Week 10- 'Strategy, Uncertainty, and Agility' 

Required reading:

-Doz and Kosonen (2008). The Dynamics of Strategic Agility: Nokia's Rollercoaster Experience. California management review. ISSN: 0008-1256, 50(3), pp.95–118. (Available online)

Recommended reading:

-Morton, Stacey and Mohn (2018). Building and Maintaining Strategic Agility: An Agenda and Framework for Executive IT Leaders. California management review. ISSN: 0008-1256, 61(1), pp.94–113. (Available online)

Week 15- 'International Strategy' 

Required reading:

Exploring strategy textbook (2017) chapter 9 (9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4) ‘Introduction’, ‘Internationalisation Drivers’, ‘Geographic Sources of Advantage’ and ‘International Strategies’ (Purchase/library).

Week 16- 'Mergers and Acquisitions' 

Required reading:

- Exploring strategy textbook (2017) chapter 11 (11.1 and 11.3) ‘Introduction’, and ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’ (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Angwin, D (2001) Mergers and acquisitions across European borders. Journal of world business. ISSN: 1090-9516. 36(1), pp. 32-57. (online/available on Minerva).

Week 17- 'Strategy and Innovation' 

Required reading:

- Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 10 (10.1, 10.3 and 10.4) ‘Introduction’, ‘Innovation Dilemmas’ and ‘Innovation diffusion’ (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Newell, Marabelli, Galliers, and Morton (2019). Project Liminality and Open Innovation. In Managing Innovation: A Knowledge Perspective. MacMillan Press. (available on Minerva).  

Week 18- 'Strategy and Organising' 

Required reading:

- Exploring Strategy textbook (2017) chapter 14 (14.1 and 14.2) ‘Introduction’, and ‘Structural Types’ (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Romme, G.L., and Endenburg, G. (2006). Construction Principles and Design Rules in the Case of Circular Design. Organization science. ISSN: 1047-7039. 17(2), pp. 287-297. (online/available on Minerva).

Week 19- 'Strategy, Leadership, and Development' 

Required reading:

- Exploring strategy textbook (2017) chapter 13 (13.1, 13.2 and 13.3) ‘Introduction’, 'Deliberate Strategy Development' and ‘Emergent Strategy Development’ (Purchase/library).

Recommended reading:

- Mintzberg, H., and Waters, J.A. (1985). Of Strategies, Deliberate and Emergent. Strategic management journal. 6(3), pp. 257-272. (online/available on Minerva).

Week 20- 'Guest Lecture TBC' 

Week 21- 'Strategy in Practice' 

Required reading:

- Johnson, G., Melin, L., and Whittington, R. (2003). Micro Strategy and Strategizing: Towards an Activity-Based View. Journal of management studies. 40(1), pp. 3-22. (online/available on Minerva).

Recommended reading:

- Whittington, R. (2014). Information Systems Strategy and Strategy-as-Practice: A joint agenda. The journal of strategic information systems. 23(1), pp. 87-91. (online/available on Minerva).

Week 22- 'Strategy and Participation' 

Required reading:

- Whittington, R., Cailluet, L., and Yakis-Douglas, B. (2011). Opening Strategy: Evolution of a Precarious Profession. British journal of management. 22(1), pp. 531-544. (online/available on Minerva).

Recommended reading:

- Baptista, J., Wilson, A.D., Galliers, R.D. and Bynghall, S. (2017). Social Media and the Emergence of Reflexiveness as a New Capability for Open Strategy. Long Range Planning. 50(1), pp. 322-336. (online/available on Minerva).

This list was last updated on 21/02/2019