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Accounting and strategy: towards understanding the historical genesis of modern business and military strategy

Keith Hoskin, Richard Macve, and John Stone

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the following double question: precisely how and when did the modern practice of strategy and its theorization emerge? What is its historical and thereby present link to ... More


The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice

Colin S. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579662
eISBN:
9780191594458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579662.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice is an original contribution to the general theory of strategy. While heavily indebted to the writings of Carl von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and the ... More


The Nuclear Age and the Cold War

Colin S. Gray

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In examining the Soviet‐American Cold War of 1945–91, Colin Gray posits seven categories of context: political, sociocultural, economic, technological, geographical‐geopolitical, historical, and ... More


Introduction

John Andreas Olsen

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction focuses on the definition of ‘grand strategy’ and ‘military strategy’, the phenomena and logic of strategy, considerations and factors that shaped imperial and nation‐state politics, ... More


The American Civil War

Williamson Murray

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 focuses on the relationship between the evolving grand strategy and military strategy in the American Civil War (1861–5). Williamson Murray emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between ... More


The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

John Andreas Olsen and Colin S. Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book focuses on grand strategy and military strategy as practised over an extended period of time and under very different circumstances, from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to ... More


The First and Second World Wars

Martin van Creveld

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Chapter 10, Martin van Creveld focuses on grand strategy and military strategy in the First and Second World Wars. He first examines the similarities between the two wars at the highest level: ‘to ... More


The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Malcolm Hebron

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city ... More


The Bases of Periclean Power: The <i>Stratēgos</i>

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines one of the bases of Pericles' political power: as military leader, which rests upon the office of a stratēgos. It first considers the institutional and military mainsprings of ... More


Lincoln and the Strategy of Unconditional Surrender

James M. McPherson

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives an account of Lincoln's limited war strategy that turned into the much unyielding total war strategy for the fight for America's Union. This speaks volumes about Lincoln's profound ... More


Was the Best Defense a Good Offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate Strategies

James M. Mcpherson

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although the personalities and the relationships between Davis and his generals had an important impact on the outcome of the civil war, this chapter focuses on the strategies employed by the ... More


The Nine Years War

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

William III persuaded the English Parliament to enter the war against Louis XIV in defence of Protestant liberties, and to expand the English army to a size five times larger than Charles II’s forces ... More


Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Michael Ryan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides an effective framework for analyzing al-Qaeda's plans against America and encourages strategists and researchers to devote greater attention to jihadi ideas rather than jihadist ... More


The Shocking Defeat

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

‘The shocking defeat’ begins with an overview of Allied and Axis military strategy during the phony war, surveys German plans for the invasion of France, and describes the Western Campaign between ... More


Doctrine and Training

Daivd Shambaugh

in Modernizing China's Military: Progress, Problems, and Prospects

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225077
eISBN:
9780520938106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225077.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the substantial evolution and thoroughgoing revision of People's Liberation Army (PLA) war-fighting doctrine, strategy, tactics, and training in recent years, showing in ... More


The War Policy Committee and the Origins of the Flanders Offensive

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

In early June 1917 the War Cabinet established the War Policy Committee to weigh up Britain's strategic options in the light of the crises in France and Russia, Britain's own economic and manpower ... More


A Change in Perspective

PETER JACKSON

in France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy Making 1933-1939

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208341
eISBN:
9780191677984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208341.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how the transformation in attitudes towards Eastern Europe gives a good illustration of a change in perspective. Intelligence officials and members of the high command were now ... More


Caporetto, Cambrai, and the Supreme War Council

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

By mid-September 1917 Lloyd George believed that the Flanders offensive had failed, that the public were becoming uneasy at the lack of news of definite progress and that the offensive should be ... More


National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Natalie Bormann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why adopt a poststructural perspective when reading about the military strategy of national missile defence (NMD)? Certainly, when considering how best to defend the United States against attack by ... More


Breathing Space: Developing a Winning Strategy

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines how George Washington developed a winning strategy against the British forces during the American Revolution and its relevance to business leadership. Washington developed his ... More


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