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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


Understanding management control systems and strategy

Kim Langfield‐Smith

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/9780199283361.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explains the relationship between management control systems (MCS) and strategy, and how this research area has developed over the last two decades. Examples of empirical studies that ... More


Business Portfolio Restructuring of Japanese Firms in the 1990s: Entry and Exit Analysis *

Tatsuya Kikutani, Hideshi Itoh, and Osamu Hayashida

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the restructuring of Japanese business groups during the 1990s. Using the Basic Survey of Business Structure and Activity, the chapter analyses the business portfolio of ... More


Integrating Business and IT Strategy: Reframing the Applications Development Portfolio

Michael J. Earl

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Firms need to integrate their business and IT thinking whether or not they choose to integrate their formal business and IT strategies. This chapter presents the T-Portfolio framework that looks for ... More


Strategy and Knowledge Creation: Ensuring Survival in the Present and Advancement in the Future

Georg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka

in Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126167
eISBN:
9780199848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Because of the way managers acknowledge the significance of knowledge and the entire knowledge-management movement to their organizations, these should play no small part in the formulation of the ... More


Interfirm Networks

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter uses the interfirm network model developed by the Toyota Motor Company and its suppliers as an example of multi‐layered managerial coordination and network organization‐based business ... More


Basic Strategic Framework

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter provides a basic strategic framework for those who are considering IT as an option and as a competitive tool. The chapter presents three levels of IT strategy that are differentiated by ... More


Economics and Business

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains why economics has had such a limited impact on business, and what should be done about it. The economics relevant to business is principally that which deals with markets and ... More


Introduction

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The introduction discusses the rapid development of Japan's economy in the twentieth century and introduces firm‐level structural and strategic complements to it. Late development and an emphasis on ... More


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

Mark McNeilly

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

George Washington ranks as one of the great military leaders in history. The character traits he exemplified, and the leadership skills he employed, enabled him to defeat what was then the world's ... More


Managing Information Technology

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The competitive situation faced by a firm dictates what software strategies Level 2 and Level 3 IT users impose, how these companies determine their level of success, how they choose which software ... More


An Introduction to Strategy and Policy: Winning with Standards

Peter Grindley

in Standards, Strategy, and Policy: Cases and Stories

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288077
eISBN:
9780191684562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This chapter introduces the framework for the status of a unique economics of standards including strategy and policy issues. Compatibility standard has been the key success, and the most significant ... More


New Venture Financing: An Empirical Investigation of Chinese Entrepreneurs

Jianwen Liao, Qian Ye, David Pistrui, and Harold P. Welsch

in Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380644
eISBN:
9780199869329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380644.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at venture financing among entrepreneurs in Wuhan, finding that informal finance comprises a large degree of start-up capital. Research has documented the importance of ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1957, Ghana gained independence, completing its rapid political progress from a British colony to one of the first African nations to secure its freedom from European rule. For British ... More


Standards, Strategy, and Policy: Cases and Stories

Peter Grindley

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288077
eISBN:
9780191684562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This book discusses how compatibility standards may be used to ensure business success. It provides a framework for standards strategy and policy, together with a series of case-studies which ... More


Solidarity, Strategy, and the Meaning of Business

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter challenges the assumption that business is necessarily conducted as self-interested action in the pursuit of profit. To examine how profit-oriented firms and businesspeople make sense of ... More


Developing Comprehensive, Enabling Welfare States for Offensive Experimentalist Business Practices

Peer Hull Kristensen

in Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization: New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594535
eISBN:
9780191724909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594535.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter summarizes what characterizes an enabling welfare state, identifies its core institutions and how it makes possible distinctive business strategies based on highly autonomous forms of ... More


Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Geoffrey Tweedale

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The book focuses on the historical evolution of firms and industry leaders and their strategies. Sheffield's experience is then related to current historical and economic debates about industrial ... More


Defining the Business: 3i's Tax Case

Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

From time to time the question did arise as to whether ICFC was being correctly taxed, but it never became an issue, and was ignored until the question of flotation arose. One reason for the lack of ... More


Subsidies, Business Strategy, and Trade Policy

Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley

in Subsidies to Chinese Industry: State Capitalism, Business Strategy, and Trade Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199773749
eISBN:
9780199332571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773749.003.0163
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Subsidies to Chinese industry have affected and are affected by business strategy and trade policy. Implications of industrial subsidies are explored for firms, the global economy and future ... More


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