H. Igor Ansoff Critical Evaluations in Business and Management 2 vol: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

H. Igor Ansoff Critical Evaluations in Business and Management 2 vol

1st Edition

Edited by John C Wood, Michael C Wood


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The visionary theories of H. Igor Ansoff (1918–2002) on strategic business management have inspired worldwide acclaim. Called ‘the father of strategic management’ by Henry Mintzberg, he proposed that long-term profitability for a company results only from a commitment to understanding the political and social fabric of its community.

With a new introduction and extensive bibliography, this two-volume collection provides a thorough critical evaluation of Ansoff’s contributions. It is an invaluable research resource for both student and scholar.

Table of Contents

Volume I

Introduction (John Cunningham Wood, Michael Cunningham Wood)

Annotated Bibliography (Dr Roberta Cowan)

Part One: Ansoff: The Man

1. John Peters (1993) ‘On Gurus (Influential Theorists in the Strategic Management Field)’, Management Decision, 31, 6: 9–13.

2. Jack Williams (2002) ‘H. Igor Ansoff, 83; Educator Drew Worldwide Acclaim’, The San Diego Union Tribune (16 July), 16.

Part Two: Strategic Management

3. Henry Mintzberg and Joseph Lampel (1999) ‘Reflecting on the Strategy Process’, Sloan Management Review, Spr: 21–30.

4. H. I. Ansoff (1958) ‘A Model For Diversification’, Management Science, 4, 4: 392–414.

5. H. Igor Ansoff and Richard C. Brandenberg (1967) ‘A Program of Research in Business Planning’, Management Science, 13, 6, series B, Managerial: B219–B239.

6. Jay W. Forrester (1968) ‘Industrial Dynamics: A Response to Ansoff and Slevin’, Management Science, 14, 9: 601–18.

7. H. I. Ansoff and Richard C. Brandenberg (1971) ‘A Language for Organization Design: Part I’, Management Science, 17, 12, Application Series: B705–B716.

8. H. I. Ansoff and Richard C. Brandenberg (1971) ‘A Language for Organization Design: Part II’, Management Science, 17, 12, Application Series: B717–B731.

9. W. M. A. Brooker (1972) ‘On Concepts of Organizational Language’, Management Science, 19, 4, Application Series, Part 1: 464–6.

10. H. Igor Ansoff (1973) ‘Management in Transition’, in T. C. Board (ed.), Challenge to Leadership: Managing in a Changing World (New York: The Free Press), pp. 22–63.

11. H. Igor Ansoff (1975) ‘Managing Strategic Surprise by Response to Weak Signals’, California Management Review, 18, 2: 21–33.

12. J. I. Moore (1992) ‘Igor Ansoff’, Writers on Strategy and Strategic Management: The Theory of Strategy and the Practice of Strategic Management at Enterprise, Corporate, Business and Functional Levels (Harmondsworth: Penguin), pp. 15–33.

13. Gerald Watts, Jason Cope, and Michael Hulme (1998) ‘Ansoff’s Matrix, Pain and Gain Growth Strategies and Adaptive Learning Among Small Food Producers’, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 4, 2: 101–11.

14. Ilmari O. Nikander and Eero Eloranta (2001) ‘Project Management by Early Warnings’, International Journal of Project Management, 19, 7: 385–99.

15. Henry Mintzberg (1990) ‘The Design School: Reconsidering the Basic Premises of Strategic Management’, Strategic Management Journal, 11, 3: 171–95.

16. H. Igor Ansoff (1991) ‘Critique of Henry Mintzberg’s "The Design School: Reconsidering the Basic Premises of Strategic Management"’, Strategic Management Journal, 12, 6: 449–61.

17. Henry Mintzberg (1991) ‘Learning 1, Planning 0: Reply to Igor Ansoff’, Strategic Management Journal, 12, 6: 463–6.

18. Terence P. Osburn and Deborah L. Klimaszewski (2005) ‘The Future of Quality in Indianapolis’, Quality Progress, 38, 10: 39–44.

19. George S. Yip (1982) ‘Diversification Entry: Internal Development Versus Acquisition’, Strategic Management Journal, 3, 4: 331–45.

20. Richard P. Rumelt, Dan Schendel, and David J. Teece (1991) ‘Strategic Management and Economics’, Strategic Management Journal, 12: 5–29

21. Michael E. Porter (1991) ‘Towards a Dynamic Theory of Strategy’, Strategic Management Journal, 12: 95–117.

22. Michael E Porter (1996) ‘What is Strategy?’, Harvard Business Review, 74, 6: 61–78.

23. Henry Mintzberg (1971) ‘Managerial Work: Analysis from Observation’, Management Science, 18, 2, Application series: B97–B110.

24. Henry Mintzberg (1978) ‘Patterns in Strategy Formation’, Management Science, 24, 9: 934–48.

25. Henry Mintzberg (1987) ‘Crafting Strategy’, Harvard Business Review, 65, 4: 66–75.

26. Henry Mintzberg (1993) ‘Twenty-five Years Later … The Illusive Strategy’, in A. G. Bedeian (ed.), Management Laureates: Collection of Autobiographical Essays (vol. 2), pp. 321–74 (Stamford CT: JAI Press).

27. Henry Mintzberg (1994) ‘The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning’, Harvard Business Review, 72, 1: 107–14.

28. Paul Meising and Joseph Wolfe (1985) ‘The Art and Science of Planning at the Business Unit Level’, Management Science, 31, 6: 773–81.

29. John C. Camillus and Deepak K. Datta (1991) ‘Managing Strategic Issues in a Turbulent Environment’, Long Range Planning, 24, 2: 67–74.

30. William P. Barnett and Robert A. Burgelman (1996) ‘Evolutionary Perspectives on Strategy’, Strategic Management Journal, 17: 5–19.

31. V. K. Narayanan and Liam Fahey (1982) ‘The Micro-Politics of Strategy Formulation’, Academy of Management Review, 7, 1: 25–34.

32. Jane E. Dutton and Robert B. Duncan (1987) ‘The Creation of Momentum for Change Through the Process of Strategic Issue Diagnosis’, Strategic Management Journal, 8, 3: 279–95.

33. J. G. Wissema, H.W van der Pol, and H. M. Messer (1980) ‘Strategic Management Archetypes’, Strategic Management Journal, 1, 1: 37–47.

34. Peter J. Williamson (1999) ‘Strategy as Options on the Future’, Sloan Management Review: 117–26.

Volume II

Part Three: Strategy Reflecting the Organization

35. Ellen Earle Chaffee (1985) ‘Three Models of Strategy’, Academy of Management Review, 10, 1: 89–98.

36. Carl Shapiro (1989) ‘The Theory of Business Strategy’, Rand Journal of Economics, 20, 1: 125–37.

Part Four: Strategy and Information

37. Russell L. Ackoff (1967) ‘Management Misinformation Systems’, Management Science, 14, 4: B147–B156.

38. Peter H. Antoniou and H. Igor Ansoff (2004) ‘Strategic Management of Technology’, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 16, 2: 275–91.

Part Five: Case Studies

39. H. Kurt Christensen and Cynthia A. Montgomery (1981) ‘Corporate Economic Performance: Diversification Strategy Versus Market Structure’, Strategic Management Journal, 2, 4: 327–43.

40. Liam Fahey (1981) ‘On Strategic Management Decision Processes’, Strategic Management Journal, 2, 1: 43–60.

41. David B. Jemison (1987) ‘Risk and the Relationship Among Strategy, Organizational Processes, and Performance’, Management Science, 33, 9: 1087–101.

42. Eli Segev (1987) ‘Strategy, Strategy Making and Performance: An Empirican Investigation’, Management Science, 33, 2: 258–69.

43. Gary Hamel and C .K. Prahalad (1989) ‘Strategic Intent’, Harvard Business Review, 67, 3: 63–76.

44. Michael Goold (1992) ‘Design, Learning and Planning: A Further Observation on the Design School Debate’, Strategic Management Journal, 13, 2: 169–70.

45. George Stalk, Philip Evans, and Lawrence E. Shulman (1992) ‘Competing on Capabilities: The New Rules of Corporate Strategy’, Harvard Business Review, 70, 2, pp. 57–69.

46. Sonny Nwankwo and Bill Richardson (1996) ‘Quality Management Through Visionary Leadership’, Managing Service Quality, 6, 4: 44–7.

Part Six: Strategic Thinking: The Past

47. Edward H. Bowman (1990) ‘Strategy Changes: Possible Worlds and Actual Minds’, in J. W. Frederickson (ed.), Perspectives on Strategic Management (New York: Harper Business), pp. 9–37.

48. Donald C. Hambrick (1990) ‘The Adolescents of Strategic Management, 1980–1985: Critical Perceptions and Reality’, in J. W. Frederickson (ed.), Perspectives on Strategic Management (New York: Harper Business), pp. 237–53.

49. Bruce E. Kaufman (2001) ‘The Theory and Practice of Strategic HRM and Participative Management: Antecedents in Early Industrial Relations’, Human Resource Management Review, 11, 4: 505–33.

Part Seven: Strategic Management: The Future Considered

50. Francisco J. Arcelus and Norbert V. Schaefer (1982) ‘Social Demands as Strategic Issues: Some Conceptual Problems’, Strategic Management Journal, 3, 4: 347–57.

51. Richard Reed and George A. Luffman (1986) ‘Diversification: The Growing Confusion’, Strategic Management Journal, 7, 1: 29–35.

52. Ari Ginsberg (1988) ‘Measuring and Modelling Changes in Strategy: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Directions’, Strategic Management Journal, 9, 6: 559–75.

53. Alan E. Singer (1994) ‘Strategy as Moral Philosophy’, Strategic Management Journal, 15, 3: 191–213.

54. Gary Hamel (1996) ‘Strategy as Revolution’, Harvard Business Review, 74, 4: 69–71, 74–82.

55. Henry Mintzberg (1996) ‘Musings on Management’, Harvard Business Review, 74, 4: 62–7.

56. Raymond Caldwell (2005) ‘Things Fall Apart? Discourses on Agency and Change in Organizations’, Human Relations, 58, 1: 83–114.

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management  focuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History