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DDBA 8160 Business Strategy and Innovation: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. See the link on the left for library skills assignment support.

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DDBA 8160 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Freemen, R. E., Gilbert, Jr. D.R. & Hartman, E. (Nov, 1988). Values and the foundations of strategic management. Journal of Business Ethics, 7(11), 821-834.

Hamel, G., & Prahalad, C. K. (2005). Strategic intent. Harvard Business Review, 83(7–8).

Kaplan, R. S. & Norton, D. P. (Jan 2008). Mastering the management system. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 62-77.

McGahan, A. M. (2007). Academic research that matters to managers: On zebras, dogs, lemmings, hammers, and turnips. Academy of Management Journal, 50(4), 748-753.

Meznar, M., Chrisman, J.J., & Carroll, A.B. (1990). Social responsibility and strategic management: Toward an enterprise strategy classification. Academy of Management Proceedings, 332-336.

Mintzberg, H. & Hunsicker, J.Q. (Summer, 1988). Crafting strategy. McKinsey Quarterly, (3), 71-90.

Porter, M.E. & Millar, V.E. (Jul/Aug 1985). How information gives you competitive advantage. Harvard Business Review, 63(4), 149-161.

Porter, M.E. (Nov/Dec 1996). What is strategy? Harvard Business Review, 74(6), 61-78.

Porter, M. E. (Jan 2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 78-93.

Social responsibility and strategic management: Toward an enterprise strategy classification. SEE:   Meznar, M., Chrisman, J.J., & Carroll, A.B. (1990). Social responsibility and strategic management: Toward an enterprise strategy classification. Academy of Management Proceedings, 332-336. 


Wheeler, D., Colbert, B. & Freeman, R. E. (Spring 2003). Focusing on value: Reconciling corporate social responsibility, sustainability and a stakeholder approach in a network world. Journal of General Management, 28(3), 1-28.

Other Readings

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