Recent Books

  • Best Practice Cases in Branding Kevin Lane Keller
    Prentice Hall, 2003

    A perfect accompaniment to Strategic Brand Management, by the same author, Best Practice Cases in Branding is a casebook that focuses on brands such as Accenture, Intel, Levi-Strauss, Nike, MTV, Red Bull, Snapple, and Starbucks. It is an invaluable resource for business professors developing brand-building skills.

  • What Really Works William F. Joyce, Nitin Nohria, Bruce Robertson
    HarperBusiness, May 2003

    A result of the world’s first large-scale, statistically rigorous study of the most reliable indicators of enduring business success, What Really Works presents the clear correlation between sustainable performance and eight areas of management practice. The 4+2 formula reveals that if a company succeeds in the four primary practices presented and any two of the four secondary ones, it has a 90 percent chance of becoming a winner.

  • The SMS Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Capabilities: Emergence, Development, and Change Constance Helfat
    Blackwell Publishing, 2003

    How do the resources and capabilities of organizations emerge and develop over time? This new handbook brings together scholars of strategic management, economics, history, organizational theory, international business, and technology management in order to address this question.

  • Global Strategy and Organization Vijay Govindarajan, Anil K. Gupta
    John Wiley & Sons, 2003

    The authors focus on the four essential tasks for transforming a company in a global success: Identify market opportunities worldwide and pursue opportunities by establishing the necessary presence in all key markets, convert global presence into global competitive advantage, cultivate a global mindset, and strive to reinvent the rules of the global game.

  • Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 3 (Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions Series) Sydney Finkelstein, Gary L. Cooper, Cary L. Cooper (editors)
    Portfolio, June 2003, ISBN: 1591840104

    This textbook brings together work by academics from various disciplines, integrating the disparate but growing body of literature on mergers and acquisitions. The series is published to explain and discuss the unsatisfactory outcomes that result from many poorly conceived mergers. Topics include: creating value through merger and acquisition integration, integrating acquisitions, organizational change processes in international acquisitions, and value creation in large European mergers and acquisitions.

  • Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes Sydney Finkelstein
    Penguin Putnam, 2003

    Discover just why executives and their companies falter when engaging in such perilous tasks as creating successful new ventures, managing mergers and acquisitions, coping with innovations and change, and developing winning strategies in the face of new competitive pressures. Finkelstein presents fascinating, detailed case histories of dozens of companies to uncover not just what goes wrong, but how to avoid failure.