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LUBS3070
Module Reading List

Strategic Management, 2019/20, 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. Chapter 2. Boston: Cengage Learning. (Purchase/library)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva (Available online)

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 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 7- 'Business Level Strategy' 

Required reading:

- Porter, M (1985), Competitive Advantage. Chapter 1, ‘Generic Competitive Strategies’, (pages 11-22) (online/available on Minerva).

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 8- 'Corporate Level Strategy' 

Required reading:

- Ansoff, I. (1957). Strategies for Diversification. Harvard Business Review. October Issue. (online/available on Minerva).

Week 9- 'Strategy at Ericsson' 

Required reading:

Whittington, R. (2019). Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change. Chapter 1. Section: Practice Change: Strategic Planning, Strategic Management and Open Strategy (pages 8-14) (online/available on Minerva)

Week 10- 'Strategy: Stakeholders, Governance, and Responsibility' 

Required reading:

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

Recommended reading:

- Lyon, T.P. et al. (2018). CSR Needs CPR : Corporate Sustainability and Politics. California Management Review. 60(4) pp.5-24 (online/available on Minerva).

 

 

 

This list was last updated on 26/11/2019