A resource for industry professionals and consultants, this book on corporate strategy lays down the theories and models for revitalizing companies in the face of global recession.

It discusses cutting-edge concepts, constructs, paradigms, theories, models, and cases of corporate strategic leadership for bringing about transformation and innovation in companies. The book demonstrates that great companies are those that make the leap from ‘good’ results to ‘great’ results and sustain these for at least 15 years; it explores, reviews and analyzes great transformation strategies in this context.

Each chapter in the book is appended with transformation exercises that further explicate the concepts.

The CEO as a Strategic Leader of Innovative Management of Corporate Growth

The CEO as a strategic leader of innovative management of corporate growth

Wall Street analysts and investors demand annually double-digit growth rates from almost every publicly traded company. This is because without growth, stocks perform dismally and CEOs lose their jobs with or without executive compensations. Without growth, employees stagnate and executive careers stall. Without growth, organizations themselves grow stale, and lose their competitiveness (Govindarajan and Trimble 2005: xxiii). As a business ripens, however, growth inevitably becomes more difficult; that is, in general, aging may improve competencies in incremental innovation but damages competence in radical innovation (Sorenson and Stuart 2000). The cases of GM, Ford, and Chrysler in the domestic auto world, and those ...

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