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  2. Essential readings 2 items
  3. Core Text 2 items
    1. Strategic management: awareness and change - John L. Thompson, Jonathan M. Scott, Frank Martin 2017

      Book Essential

    2. Strategic management: awareness & change - John L. Thompson, Jonathan M. Scott, Frank Martin 2017

      Book Essential

  4. Supplementary Texts 13 items
    1. Exploring strategy: [text & cases] - Johnson, Gerry, Whittington, Richard, Scholes, Kevan, Pyle, Steve 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. The international business environment: challenges and changes - Brooks, Ian, Weatherston, Jamie, Wilkinson, Graham 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The business environment - Worthington, Ian, Britton, Chris 2009

      Book Recommended

    4. Hospitality business development - Hassanien, Ahmed, Dale, Crispin, Clarke, Alan 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Strategic management: an executive perspective - Cornelis A. De Kluyver, John A. Pearce 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. New for this year 8 items
      1. Change Management

      2. Managing in a time of great change - Peter F. Drucker 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Leadership

      4. Research

      5. Tourism

  5. Student Guides 2 items
  6. Databases 6 items
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    1. International Newstream 2012

      Webpage Recommended Information from more than 280 of the world's top newspapers.

    2. Global Economic Forecasts 2017

      Website Recommended Enter your name and email address to download the report.

    3. Nerwspaper articles 4 items
  7. Strategic Perspectives 5 items
    For each article or journal please follow the "Check for local electronic subscriptions" link and read and follow the log in instructions to get access to the material.
    1. Crafting strategy - Henry Mintzberg 1987

      Article Recommended Formal planning can help you develop strategy, but it's only half the story. Of course, you need facts, figures, and forecasts. But you also need an intuitive understanding of the organization, a feel for the business not unlike a potter's feel for the clay. Research carried out at McGill University over the past 16 years requires us to rethink conventional ideas about the formation of effective corporate strategy. Strategy is not just a plan for the future. It is also a pattern out of the past. Strategies are not always deliberate. They also emerge over time as organizations innovate and respond to their markets.

    2. The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning - Henry Mintzberg 1994

      Article Recommended Strategic planning has fallen from the pedestal it occupied when it came on the scene in the mid-1960s. Henry Mintzberg argues that few managers understand why the highly touted "one best way" to create strategy failed. Fewer still have any idea what they should do with their planning staff. Strategic planning failed because it is not the same as strategic thinking. Planning is about analysis—about breaking a goal into steps, formalizing those steps, and articulating the expected consequences.

    3. Reflecting on the Strategy Process - Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel 1999

      Article Recommended Since its foundation in the 1960s, strategy literature has been characterized by ten major schools: design, planning, positioning, entrepreneurial, cognitive, learning, power, cultural, environmental, and configuration. However, the authors note that more recent approaches to strategy formation cut across these ten schools in an eclectic manner, hence broadening the literature

    4. Michael Porter on Strategy - Michael Porter 2005

      Article Recommended

    5. What Is Strategy? - Michael E. Porter 1996

      Article Recommended This article presents information regarding the role of strategy in leadership. Strategy is not aspiration, action, deals, importance, vision, mission, learning, values, change, agility, growth, price, best practices, operations, acquisitions, or structure. Strategy is what makes one unique, gives one a distinct competitive advantage, provides direction, builds brand reputation, sets the right goals, add superior performance, defines a market position, and creates a unique value proposition.

  8. Week 1 : Outline and Strategy Defined 4 items
    1. The management of the tourism sector - Doswell, Roger, Institute of Commercial Management 2000

      Book Recommended

    2. Strategic management: awareness and change - John L. Thompson, Jonathan M. Scott, Frank Martin 2017

      Book Recommended

    3. Exploring strategy: [text & cases] - Johnson, Gerry, Whittington, Richard, Scholes, Kevan, Pyle, Steve 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    4. Corporate strategy for tourism - Tribe, John 1997

      Book Recommended

  9. Week 2 : Vision and Mission 13 items
    1. The age of unreason - Handy, Charles B. 1991

      Book Recommended

    2. Exploring strategy: [text & cases] - Johnson, Gerry, Whittington, Richard, Scholes, Kevan, Pyle, Steve 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Corporate strategy for tourism - Tribe, John 1997

      Book Recommended

    4. Corporate strategy - Lynch, Richard L. 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Ten Trends to the Millennium - Ronald A. Nykiel 1997

      Article Recommended

    6. Mission statements of international airlines: a content analysis - Sharon Kemp, Larry Dwyer 2003

      Article Recommended

  10. Week 3 : External Environment 7 items
    For each article or journal please follow the "Check for local electronic subscriptions" link and read and follow the log in instructions to get access to the material.
    1. SWOT analysis: It's time for a product recall - Terry Hill, Roy Westbrook 1997

      Article Essential

    2. Strategic Management of Stakeholders: Theory and Practice - Fran Ackermann, Colin Eden 2011

      Article Recommended This paper looks to give guidance as to how to manage different stakeholder groups. It develops the idea of a stakeholder management web building on the power-interest matrix

    3. Environmental Scanning : Radar for Success - Kendra S. Albright 2004

      Article Recommended The article discusses environmental scanning. It is the internal communication of external information about issues that may potentially influence an organization's decision-making process. In essence, environmental scanning is a method for identifying, collecting and translating information about external influences into useful plans and decisions.

    4. The Role of Scenario Planning in Exploring the Environment in View of the Limitations of PEST and Its Derivatives. - George Burt 2006

      Article Recommended Adapting to change in the contextual environment is one of the key challenges for managers as they try to ensure the survival and longevity of their organization. The paper acknowledges the weakness of the PESTE approach and develops links between PESTE and scenario planning to make a more dynamic sense making

    5. Why environmental scanning works except when you need it - Brain J. Huffman 2004

      Article Recommended An interesting paper that suggests that regardless of the robustness of environmental scanning the real danger comes form the unexpected. See the ideas on "black swans"

    6. Scanning behavior and environmental variation in the formulation of strategic responses to change - Héctor R. Lozada, Roger J. Calantone 1996

      Article Recommended Discusses the importance of information acquisition and processing activities in the ascertainment of environmental change, and its implications for strategic planning. Impact of these activities to uncover sources of advantage

    7. Exploring Environmental Context Within the History of Strategic Management. Exploring Environmental Context Within the History of Strategic Management. - Peter McKiernan 2006

      Article Recommended The different schools of thought that have dominated theory and practice in strategic management have treated the organization's environment differently. This paper investigates the stances of the planning, learning, positioning, and resource-based schools, tracing their heritage and key architects and seeking the reasoning behind their individual environmental treatments.

  11. Week 5 : 1 item
    For each article or journal please follow the "Check for local electronic subscriptions" link and read and follow the log in instructions to get access to the material.
    1. Strategic learning with scenarios - Robert Bood, Theo Postma 1997

      Article Recommended The paper explores the linkage between organisational learning, the use of scenario planning and strategic thinking

  12. Week 7 : Strategic Choice and Competitive Advantage 14 items
    1. Business Level Strategy (Chapter 6) - Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes, Richard Whittington

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Corporate strategy - Lynch, Richard L. 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Developing an innovation strategy (chapter 4) - Joseph Tidd, John Bessant

      Chapter 

    4. Exploring corporate strategy - Johnson, Gerry, Scholes, Kevan, Whittington, Richard 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Marketing management - Kotler, Philip, Keller, Kevin Lane c2012

      Book Recommended

    6. Strategic management in the hospitality industry - Olsen, Michael D., Tse, Eliza Ching-Yick, West, Joseph J. 2008

      Book Recommended

    7. How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy - Porter, Michael E. 1980

      Article Recommended

    8. Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors - Porter, Michael E. 1998

      Book Recommended

    9. What Is Strategy? - Michael E. Porter 1996

      Article Recommended

    10. Strategic management: awareness and change - John L. Thompson, Jonathan M. Scott, Frank Martin 2017

      Book Recommended

    11. Henry Stewart Talks Videos 3 items
      1. Performance measurement of branded hotels - Suddaby, Charles 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      2. Product specialization: how different brands compete - Brookes, Maureen 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      3. Practical pricing for the hotel industry - Lieberman, Warren 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

  13. Week 9 : 5 items
    1. Henry Stewart Talks Videos 4 items
      1. Market segmentation: a vital component of hotel marketing - Evans, Martin 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      2. Brand essentials: why brands are so important in hotel marketing - Bowie, David 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      3. Digital versus traditional marketing for hotels - Briggs, Susan 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      4. Hot new lifestyle hotel brands: best practices - Rosen, Joel 2009 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

  14. Week 11 2 items
    For each article or journal please follow the "Check for local electronic subscriptions" link and read and follow the log in instructions to get access to the material.
    1. When can you trust your gut? - Daniel Kahneman 2010

      Article Recommended The paper explores the linkage between organisational learning, the use of scenario planning and strategic thinking

    2. Lessons from “Good Minds”: How CEOs Use Intuition, Analysis and Guiding Principles to Make Strategic Decisions - Jaana Woiceshyn 2009

      Article Recommended Based on a study of 19 oil company CEOs, it identifies two processes used by the most effective CEOs: integration by essentials (IBE) and spiralling. Besides using these two processes, the effective CEOs shared three thinking-related traits: focus, motivation and self-awareness. The paper concludes with implications for effective decision making.