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Corporate strategy

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

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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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eBooks

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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Stretch targets: Gymshark’s CFO on growth, mindset and strategy

12 February 2020: after a career in general practice, Philip Daw joined Gymshark, one of the UK’s most exciting brands, as CFO. He tells ICAEW Insights about the transition from practice to industry, dealing with the generation gap, and what his experience brings to the company.

Five reasons ICAEW attends the World Economic Forum

21 January 2020: as bookings for private jet charter soar in the build-up to Davos, many will ask: “What was the hype all about?” Here are five reasons our CEO, Michael Izza, attends the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Annual Meeting each year (and not on a private jet).

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.

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