Ritically consider the following contention: a?Mintzbergas 5 Ps for Strategy (1987) presents an incomplete view of the topic.a

Assignment questions
Critically consider the following contention:
a?Mintzbergas 5 Ps for Strategy (1987) presents an incomplete view of the topic.a

Reading list:
The essential text is:
a? Business Strategy a custom publication by McGraw-Hill.
This contains key texts and cases and is essential reading. Most of the material is taken from McGee Thomas and Wilsonas Strategy: Analysis and Practice (2005) first edn. (A second edition was published in 2010). There is also some material from the Harvard Business Review.

Additional print sources:
Many strategy textbooks are designed as a?toolboxesa to be dipped into, rather than read, and many of them are very good at what they do a the market leader is
a? Johnson, Scholes and Whittington (all editions, the 9th 2010 is the most recent) Exploring Strategy FT Prentice Hall
There are also a number of good readers, such as:
a? De Wit and Meyer (all editions, 4th 2010 is the most recent) Strategy: Process, Content, Context Cengage
For some varied and interesting interpretations of the idea of strategy:
a? Cummings and Wilson (eds) (2003) Images of Strategy Blackwell.
The strategy/business planning section in the Library (Shelfmark HD30 is well stocked, although many of the more popular titles are in the 7 day or short loan sections,

Electronic sources:

You are strongly advised to make use of the electronic source. Useful journals include:

a? The Harvard Business Review
a? The McKinsey Quarterly
The above are not specifically devoted to strategy, but have seen the publication of a great many key articles
a? Long Range Planning

For media comment (often useful for checking up-to-date views and as a source of evidence for corporate successes/failures), the Lexis-Nexis database is extremely useful, although not, in my opinion, very a?user-friendlya. Do make sure you use authoritative sources such as the BBC and quality press sources such as The Financial Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, and periodicals such as The Economist.

There are many ways to approach this essay option, which is intentionally a?opena, to let you take your argument where you will (within obvious common sense limits), but you might find the following handy (but do bear in mind that simply reproducing the argument will not do the job a what are your views, based on what evidence?).

Ansoff, H. I. (1991). CRITIQUE OF HENRY MINTZBERGS THE DESIGN SCHOOL: RECONSIDERING THE BASIC PREMISES OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. [Article]. Strategic Management Journal, 12(6), 449-461.

Mintzberg, H. (1991). LEARNING 1, PLANNING 0 REPLY TO IGOR ANSOFF. [Article]. Strategic Management Journal, 12(6), 463-466.

a? Business Strategy Johnson, Phil, Keele. University. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Management School, 2010
Book | This contains key texts and cases and is essential reading.
a? Most of the material in the above text is from:
a? Strategy: analysis and practice McGee, John, Thomas, Howard, Wilson, David, 2005
Book |

a? Additional Print Sources:

a? Exploring strategy: text & cases, 9th edition Johnson, Gerry, Whittington, Richard, Scholes, Kevan, Johnson, Gerry, 2011
Book
a? There are also a number of good readers such as:
a? Strategy: process, content, context: an international perspective, 3rd edition De Wit, Bob, Meyer, Ron, 2004
Book | The Library has ordered the new edition and it should be in stock by the end of November.
a? For some varied and interesting interpretations of the idea of strategy:
a? Images of strategy Cummings, Stephen, Wilson, David, 2003

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