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Dictionary of Strategy
Strategic Management A-Z



May 2004 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Dictionary of Strategy: Strategic Management A-Z is a lively, contemporary sourcebook that will help illuminate major debates, issues, and scholarship in strategic management. The dictionary is a teaching tool that introduces the reader to the major terms in the field, giving them a general framework of strategic management. The book presents a unique, existential view of strategy that emphasizes strategic debate of the big issues, strategic thinking at all levels of the organization, and the idea that that one can start at many different points and gain information about the environment and constraints necessary to form an appropriate strategy.

Truly student oriented, the Dictionary of Strategy was compiled based on author Louise Kelly's MBA classes and presents over 550 important strategic management terms and concepts. The entries present a historical context showing how views have changed and evolved, and invite the reader to think more deeply about the issues raised. Over 20% of the terms and concepts reflect very recent material from magazines, academic journals, and conferences, offering the latest cutting edge research and debates. It also contains multinational and multicultural examples and is not solely focused on US companies and business situations.

The dictionary will be an essential reference to practitioners, managers, academics and students in management and strategic management classes at the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral level.


A good dictionary book

Dr Krishna Venkitachalam
Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
May 25, 2015

Useful supplementary book for students new to strategy, that want an extended glossary.

Mr Alistair Bowden
Business School, Univ. of Teesside
July 11, 2014

This is a quick reference book for strategic management. It is well written and covers a wide range of topics. It gives the student a quick overview of modular terminologies.

Dr Chuma Osuchukwu
Postgraduate Faculty, London School of Business and Management
March 22, 2012

Absolutely invaluable! I recommend it as a pocket guide to new students of strategy and a referral source to the more seasoned student/researcher in the discipline.

Mr Lloydon Alleyne
Leeds University Business School, Leeds University
February 8, 2012

For students who are new to studying strategy this is an excellent reference book which will help them to become familiar with the terminology and concepts commonly used in this field.

Ms Linda Martin
Management , Coventry University
June 23, 2011
Key features
  • Dictionary format: This book is like a strategic management for dummies. The dictionary format is a very flexible fun format for conveying information in "sound bites".  So, less boring than the traditional strategy text.  
  • Cutting edge words and concepts: This dictionary provides cutting edge terms and concepts that were being coined as the book was written.  Many of these terms will not be found in a traditional management textbook.  
  • Unique view of strategy: This dictionary presents a unique, existential view of strategy that emphasizes strategic debate of the big issues, strategic thinking at all levels of the organization and the idea that that one can start at many different points and by starting will gain information about the environment and constraints necessary to form an appropriate strategy.  
  • Women author: There are not many women writing textbooks in strategic management, the most well know are Elizabeth Moss-Kantor and Kathleen Eisenhardt.  As far as I am aware, there are no other introductory strategy books written by a women author.   Multinational, multicultural examples: Examples are not soley focused on US companies and business situations  

Sample Materials & Chapters

Entires beginning with A

Entries beginning with F

Entries beginning with M


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