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Corporate strategy

A selection of material on corporate strategy, including online articles, eBooks and briefings.

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  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured article

Calculation and creativity in corporate strategy
Developing a corporate strategy requires thoughtful analysis of Porter's five forces but also a dose of creativity. The author lists some helpful tools for fostering a creative environment.

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Featured book

Building a resilient organisation
(ICSA, 2014)
A guide to understanding resilience within organisations and how it can be measured, assessed and enhanced.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Strategic Planning: Fundamentals for Small Business
(Business Expert Press, 2010)
Strategy is about creating a plan to differentiate your business from the competition and to gain a competitive advantage. While large businesses may have more resources and time to devote to strategic planning, small businesses have the advantage of being close to their stakeholders and the ability to move quickly.

The Financial Times guide to strategy: how to create and deliver a winning strategy 
(FT Prentice Hall, 2006)
A clear and simple guide to strategy at both the corporate and business unit levels. Koch explores key concepts and models, explains how to develop a successful business strategy and provides an A-Z of strategy concepts, techniques and key thinkers.

Corporate strategy
(FT Prentice Hall, 2006)
This book is designed for organisations in both the private and public sectors. The author explores the strategic contributions from different business departments like marketing, human resources, finance and operations. The case studies demonstrate how strategic principles can be applied.

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Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Why are we here?

Article looks at how if you give your employees a purpose they are more likely to be engaged and motivated. The key is to tie this purpose to your customers and your corporate strategy.

Investment vs organic growth

Dr Gavin Scruby October 2019

Dr Gavin Scrub looks at the reasons for, and consequences of, early funding decisions

Leading strategy to embrace sustainability

In India, growth and employments take precedence over sustainability, so making a business case for sustainability is a challenge, writes J.S Ahluwalia.

Compensation impacts culture

The article discusses the impact of compensation on corporate culture. Topics discussed include program features can be assets or liabilities to the organizational culture; boards and remuneration committees can use discretion or make adjustments in the evaluation of performance against short - or long term goals; and increase in public demand for disclosure and proxy adviser and investor scrutiny.

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