Strategizing: New Thinking about Strategy, Planning, and Management

Eric J. Bolland
University of Wisconsin, USA

Product Details
30 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Strategy is an essential part of business, but strategizing often gets ignored or left behind. In this exciting new work, Eric J. Bolland introduces strategizing as a key component of strategy development and execution, showing strategizing as a way to aid organizations with their futures. To strategize successfully, businesses need a set of well-developed tools to help them perform specific actions continuously. Starting by tracing the origin and evolution of strategy and strategic planning, this exciting new guide puts forward advice on how to put strategy research into strategizing practice. In detailed chapters, Bolland addresses how strategizing works, with twenty real-world cases to show how theory can become reality, citing art, history, literature, science, psychology and philosophy to explore the human impulse to strategize. A valuable accompaniment for business students of strategy, as well as a practical handbook for staff and mid- and upper-level managers, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking guidance about planning the futures of their organizations.
Chapter 1. Introduction and Framework  
Chapter 2. Evolution of Strategy: Origin, Planning, Strategic Planning and Strategic Management  
Chapter 3. Arriving at Strategizing 
Chapter 4. Strategizing at the Functional Level 
Chapter 5. Strategizing in Different Businesses 
Chapter 6. Strategizing in Practice 
Chapter 7. Tools of Strategizing 
Chapter 8. Limits, Opportunities and Power in Strategizing 
Chapter 9. Managing Strategizing
Eric J. Bolland is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was previously Scholar-in-Residence at Cardinal Stritch University and Business Chair at Midway University, among other positions. The author of eight business books and dozens of articles, Bolland was previously a strategy manager for Alliant Energy and TDS Telecom. He has consulted for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WPS Insurance, and Madison Newspapers.

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