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  • David J.Teece's Dynamic Capabilites and Strategic Management

    Organizing for Innovation and Growth, 1st Edition

    By Veselina Stoyanova

    Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management is a pioneering book in business studies, one of the most succinct and in-depth examinations of dynamic capabilities, explaining both their foundations and the strategic implications they hold for both academics and practitioners in the field of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
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  • Pankaj Ghemawat's Distance Still Matters

    The Hard Reality of Global Expansion, 1st Edition

    By Alessandro Giudici, Marianna Rolbina

    "Distance Still Matters" is an influential Harvard Business Review article. In this work, Ghemawat proposes the CAGE distance framework that allows firms to consider four dimensions of international distance (cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic) when planning global expansion. Then,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • William H. Whyte's The Organization Man

    1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    William Whyte’s core idea in The Organization Man is that the Protestant Ethic that characterized financial and personal success in American history had been replaced in modern times by the Social Ethic. This stressed the group as the source of creativity and emphasized that the greatest need of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds

    Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations, 1st Edition

    By Nikki Springer

    In The Wisdom of Crowds, New Yorker columnist, Surowiecki, explores the question of whether the many are better than an elite few – no matter their qualifications – at solving problems, promoting innovation and making wise decisions. Surowiecki’s text uses multiple case studies and touches on the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
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  • Situated Learning

    1st Edition

    By Charmi Patel

    Social anthropologist Jean Lave and computer scientist Etienne Wenger’s seminal Situated Learning helped change the fields of cognitive science and pedagogy by approaching learning from a novel angle. Traditionally, theories of learning and education had focused on processes of cognition – the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Burton

    Burton Malkiel’s 1973 A Random Walk Down Wall Street was an explosive contribution to debates about how to reap a good return on investing in stocks and shares. Reissued and updated many times since, Malkiel’s text remains an indispensable contribution to the world of investment strategy – one that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • James March's Exploration and Exploitation in Organisational Learning

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Exploration and Exploitation is a key text for scholars and business practitioners interested in promoting economic well-being and sustainable growth. March’s work promotes the preservation of companies’ competitiveness and sustainability in the fluctuating market environment by maintaining a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Chris Argyris's Integrating The Individual and the Organization

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov

    A critical analysis of Argyris’s Integrating The Individual and the Organization, which forms part of a series of essays and books considering how organisations should be run. The essay explores the lack of congruence between the needs and expectations of individual employees and the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Ikujiro Nonaka's A Dynamic Theory of Organisational Knowledge Creation

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov

    Ikujiro Nonaka’s A Dynamic Theory of Organisational Knowledge Creation outlines the creation of organisational knowledge through the constant conversion of the two types of knowledge, tacit and explicit, which Nonaka believes has the potential to guide managers’ knowledge creation strategies. This…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
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  • Competitive Strategy

    Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, 1st Edition

    By Pádraig Belton

    Michael E. Porter’s 1980 book Competitive Strategy is a fine example of critical thinking skills in action. Porter used his strong evaluative skills to overturn much of the accepted wisdom in the world of business. By exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the accepted argument that the best…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Blue Ocean Strategy

    How to Create Uncontested Market Space, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Mebert, Stephanie Lowe

    In Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne tackle the central problem facing all businesses: how to perform better than your competitors? Their solution involves taking a creative approach to the normal view of competition. In the normal framework, competition is a zero-sum game: if…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Human Side of Enterprise

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov, Monique Diderich

    What makes a good manager? Though we can probably all point to someone we think of as a good manager, what precisely makes them so good at their job is a complex question – and one central to good business organization. Management scholar Douglas McGregor’s seminal 1960 book The Human Side of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Core Competence of the Corporation

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel’s 1990 The Core Competence of the Corporation helped redefine traditional ideas of management strategy. It did so by focusing companies on one of the key critical thinking skills: evaluation. In critical thinking, evaluation is all about judging the strengths and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Marketing Myopia

    1st Edition

    By Monique Diderich, Elizabeth Mamali

    Theodore Levitt’s 1960 article “Marketing Myopia” is a business classic that earned its author the nickname “the father of modern marketing”. It is also a beautiful demonstration of the problem solving skills that are crucial in so many areas of life – in business and beyond. The problem facing…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Leading Change

    1st Edition

    By Yaamina Salman, Nick Broten

    John P. Kotter’s Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail is a classic of business literature, and an example of high-level analysis and evaluation. In critical thinking, analysis is all about the sequence and features of arguments. When combined with evaluation of the strengths and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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