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Strategy and Performance

Achieving Competitive Advantage in the Global Marketplace

  • Abby Ghobadian
  • Nicholas O’Regan
  • David Gallear
  • Howard Viney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Creating Value in the New Competitive Landscape

    1. Abby Ghobadian, Nicholas O’Regan, Howard Viney, David Gallear
      Pages 1-10
  3. Competing in the Global Marketplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, Michael D. Santoro
      Pages 13-34
  4. Changing Industry Configuration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Nicholas O’Regan, Abby Ghobadian
      Pages 132-161
  5. Organizational Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Craig R. Littler
      Pages 165-184
  6. Managing Technological Change

  7. Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Zoe J. Radnor, Hannah Noke, Tudor Rickards
      Pages 251-267
    3. Elisabeth Wilson-Evered, Charmine Härtel, Matthew Neale
      Pages 268-285
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287

About this book


Terms such as the 'new competitive landscape', 'hypercompetition' and 'inherent instability and change' have been used over the past decade to describe the changing global competitive environment. A plethora of strategic and operational measures have been used to enable firms to gain sustainable competitive advantage, with varying degrees of success. Yet we remain in largely uncharted territory with strategic preparation for the future becoming a critical activity. Strategy and Performance provides academics, practitioners and students with a highly focused approach to competing in the global marketplace.


innovation management marketing Organisation organization strategic management strategic planning strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Abby Ghobadian
    • 1
  • Nicholas O’Regan
    • 1
  • David Gallear
    • 1
  • Howard Viney
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary Strategic Management Research, Middlesex University Business SchoolLondon

About the editors

CATHERINE N. AXINN College of Business, Ohio University, USA JAY B. BARNEY Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, USA FRANCISCO J. FORCADELL Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain AUDLEY GENUS University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School, UK MALCOLM GOODMAN Durham University, UK CHARMINE HÄRTEL Monash University, Australia MICHAEL A. HITT W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, USA R. DUANE IRELAND Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, USA PAUL J. KNOTT University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand CRAIG R. LITTLER University of London, Royal Holloway, UK and Curtin University Business School, Perth, Australia MATTHEW NEALE Queensland University of Technology, Australia HANNAH NOKE University of Bradford School of Management, UK ZOE J. RADNOR Warwick Business School, UK ALEX RIALP-CRIADO Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain JOSEP RIALP-CRIADO Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain TUDOR RICKARDS Manchester Business School, UK ALAN M. RUGMAN Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, and Templeton College, Oxford MICHAEL D. SANTORO LeHigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA SHARON THACH Tennessee State University College of Business, USA HOWARD THOMAS Warwick University, UK TONY W. TONG Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, USA ALAIN VERBEKE University of Calgary, Canada ELISABETH WILSON-EVERED Monash University, Australia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking


' Strategy and Performance is a collection of 14 papers by international writers which address five principal areas of strategy: competition; innovation; industry, organisational and technological change. Interspersed with 'compare and contrast' academic reviews of strategic theory are lively research-based analyses. The new research contained in [the book] is well worth seeking out and discussing.' - Best of Biz