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How to compete? The development of business and functional-level strategies

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter explores how positional competitive advantages can lead to superior performance. It shows why profitability variance among financial services firms exists not only on an international ... More


Global Banking

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle DeLong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Few sectors of the global economy have experienced the dynamic and structural change that has occurred over the past several decades in banking and financial services, or as much turbulence and ... More


Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C., III Edwards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were ... More


Different Questions, Different Answers

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the relative utility of the strategic position and persuasion perspectives in explaining the potential of presidential leadership by focusing on several prominent issues arising ... More


Asking the Right Questions

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the role of presidential leadership in American politics, arguing that the key to successful leadership for the president is not persuasion but the president’s broad strategic ... More


Strategic Position with the Public

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter illustrates the advantages of focusing on the president’s existing opportunity structure by analyzing Barack Obama’s strategic position with the public to explain why he faced such ... More


Strategic Position with Congress

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Barack Obama’s strategic position with Congress, again explaining why he was not more successful. Presidential persuasion is at the margins of congressional decision making. ... More


The War in North Africa, 1940–43: An Overview of the Role of the Union of South Africa

James Jacobs

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In comparison to other countries, the South African contribution to the war in North Africa was small, making the country's role to be part of a larger team. But during the most crucial battle of ... More


The asymmetrical alliance

Ken Young

in The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719086755
eISBN:
9781526115300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This final chapter reviews what the forgoing has shown to be an asymmetrical alliance. The asymmetry, however, was not just the obvious one between a major and a medium power. There were throughout ... More


Under the Cuban Flag Notions of Indigeneity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Peter Hume

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses how narratives of national sovereignty, personal freedom, and pro-indigenous movements were appropriated and deployed, for the benefit of the U.S. imperialist thrust and ... More


Exploiting Partisans in Congress

George C. Edwards III

in Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the chief executive exploits partisans in Congress to improve his chances of obtaining support from lawmakers. One of the president’s most demanding and frustrating tasks is ... More


The Uncertain Geo-Strategic Outlook for the US in Asia: The Pivot, the Re-Balance, TPP, and Now What?

David M. Malone

in Megaregulation Contested: Global Economic Ordering After TPP

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198825296
eISBN:
9780191864001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825296.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (known in its TPP11 format as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) embodies a project of economic cooperation among countries of four continents ... More


Clergy as Public Actors

Corwin E. Smidt

in Pastors and Public Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455491
eISBN:
9780190455521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455491.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with an analytical consideration of those factors that contribute to the political significance of clergy: their strategic position in society, the distinctive nature of the ... More


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