The Cube of Strategic Management: The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations is a trans-disciplinary book that introduces the author’s new business model of the geometrization of management. The author advocates that strategic management has to shift to include a science and technology perspective, to not only support business administration but also to make this scientific perspective an inherent part of management strategy building. The book spans the fundamental and the theoretical aspects and advances this new management model in response to the current and future 21st-century synergic interconnection needs in addressing management and marketing post-modern strategies.
The book is a quintessence of the historical theories of the various 8th fold ideas of management (Taylor, Drucker, Peters & Waterman, Covey) and applies them in an innovative new way. The author uses the cube and its 8 corners for the first time to represent 8 forms of the strategic management way of business, in that the 8 corners of a cube represent the competitive advantage of (any) organization.
Table of Contents
1. Cross-Cultural Management by 8th Fold Matrix of Social vs. Personal Values: Lessons from Generation X 2. The Strategic Cube of the Distinctive Advantage: An Epistemological Approach 3. The Strategic Cube of the Distinctive Advantage: Networks with Catastrophic Surfaces 4. Strategic Innovating Paths for the Distinctive Advantage: The Changing Management Faraway from Equilibrium 5. Scientific Entrepreneurship by the Strategic Double Cube of Competitiveness: Knowledge Transfer 6. Business Strategies by Multi-Nodal Logistics within the Cubic Network of Distinctive Advantage 7. Risk Management in Nanotechnology Projects Toward 8th Fold Ws 8. Clustering In and Out: Strategies for the Prisoner Dilemma in the Cube of Distinctive Advantage 9. Strategic Innovation in the Organization Governance: The 8-Folding of the Mission Balance 10. Global Strategies in the Knowledge Economy: The Case of R&D Sustainability in the European Union 11. Cubic Management of Inclusive Scientific Change
Mihai V. Putz, PhD, MBA, Dr.-Habil, is a laureate in physics and holds degrees in spectroscopy, chemistry and in physics as well as an MBA. He is currently a full professor of theoretical and computational physical-chemistry at his alma mater, West University of Timisoara, Romania.