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BOOK REVIEW: “Essentials of Strategic Management” by J. David Hunger and Thomas L. Wheelen (2010)

Key words

Strategy, management, information systems, corporate culture, technology management

Summary

The book gives an excellent outline of some of the fundementals issues in strategic management. The book is short and generally to the point. It provides good data summaries and ideas that can be put into practice in the business world. It is also realatively easy to read. It deals quite heavily with corporate culture and has some useful ideas on the importance of technology management in strategy.

Interesting quotes from the book:

Strategic management is that set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a corporation.

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Soumitra Dutta, future Dean at Cornell Univeristy, gives keynote speach at Grenoble EM

Soumitra cover

I am most grateful to Soumitra Dutta and Bill Stirling for having taken the time out last week to give excellent key note speeches at the 6th ICISTM Conference that was held at my school. The conference’s key theme was how the entrepreneurial use of technology can help us out of the current economic crisis.

Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director of International Affairs, Grenoble EM

Keynote speaker, Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Johnson School of Business, Cornell University

Bill Stirling gave an excellent speech on the GIANT Innovation Campus project. This is a 1.2 billion euro project that has brought together 8 higher education research centers in Grenoble. Soumitra Dutta’s speech centered more around how entrepreneurship is being cultivated in different parts of the world. I have set down the main outline of this fascinating talk below.
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