Management for Professionals

Strategy, Control and Competitive Advantage

Case Study Evidence

Editors: Jannesson, Erik, Nilsson, Fredrik, Rapp, Birger (Eds.)

  • ​One of the few books to integrate the three areas of strategy, management control and competitive advantage in a multilevel setting
  • Presents a theoretical framework for analyzing successfully  combinations of strategy and control systems
  • Contains detailed case descriptions, which are very rare in this subject area
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About this book

How should firms’ control systems be designed and used to formulate and implement strategies that will contribute to competitive advantage and sustained high performance? This book offers some thought-provoking suggestions.  

It contains empirical studies of such diverse manufacturing enterprises as Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Saab, Scania, SCA Packing and Volvo, as well as an insurance company and two chamber orchestras. All firms and organizations presented offer interesting and exciting insights, each in a specific way and each with a fascinating history.

The book presents research on the relationship between strategy, control and competitive advantage over extended periods and at several strategic levels, while also taking into account the existence of multiple control systems in a single firm or other organization. Readers are offered an in-depth look into how changes in the environment lead to adjustments in strategies and control systems. It is shown, in addition, how difficult and challenging it can be to implement these changes, and why such efforts are not always successful. But perhaps most importantly, the book conveys an in-depth understanding of how strategies and control systems affect competitive advantage and performance.

In both its coverage and focus, the book is unique. Not only does it provide valuable contributions to the research field of strategy and management control; it also represents a substantial commitment in terms of resources and involvement over an extended period.

The book is highly recommended to researchers, practitioners, graduate students and all others interested in this area.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Cases: Theories, Concepts and Models

    Jannesson, Erik (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Driving Strategic Change at Saab AB: The Use of New Control Practices

    Jannesson, Erik

    Pages 27-57

  • How Management Control Affects the Implementation of Strategies in a Decentralized Organization: Focus on Formal and Informal Control in the Case of Atlas Copco

    Sundberg, Klas

    Pages 59-83

  • Success Through Consistent Strategy: How Does Scania’s Management Control Matter?

    Olve, Nils-Göran

    Pages 85-105

  • Changing Strategies and Control Systems at a German Insurance Company

    Poth, Susanna

    Pages 107-137

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39134-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39133-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51377-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategy, Control and Competitive Advantage
Book Subtitle
Case Study Evidence
Editors
  • Erik Jannesson
  • Fredrik Nilsson
  • Birger Rapp
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39134-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39134-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39133-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51377-4
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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