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Patterns of Strategy explains the influence that the interplay between organizations, other organizations, networks and supply chains have on the development and realisation of strategy.
Although traditional approaches to strategy have required organizations to assess the environment around them, they have ignored the dynamic nature of this relationship. Patrick Hoverstadt and Lucy Loh describe a system of 'ecosystems' which shows strategy as an emergent process that influences and is influenced by this system. Focussing on the relationship between elements, rather than the elements themselves is a classic technique of systems thinking.
The authors offer 80 'patterns’ of strategy which organizations can use to understand the relationship of their business and their strategy to the actors around it. These patterns provide a toolkit for designing different ways to collaborate, and also offer alternative types and approaches of competition. A handy and authoritative guide, this book can be used to plan and navigate your way to the future.
Patterns of Strategy is a revolutionary approach to developing business strategy that shows how the fit between organisations drives strategic direction. It is essential reading for those who wish to know and understand how you can manoeuvre change to your organisation’s fit and play it to your advantage.