This is the fourth in a series of annual volumes which continues to provide a critical review of the developments and best practice in strategic management. The aim, over time, is to cover all aspects of strategic management, and to record major changes and advances. Each volume reflects the state-of-the-art in the topics covered, explores different aspects of a theme related to strategy and identifies trends and important topics. Volume 4 takes leadership as its theme, simultaneously discussing visionary leadership and modern thinking about vision
STATE OF THE ART REVIEWManagement; VISION AND LEADERSHIP: Strategic Intent; Strategic Vision or Strategic Con?; Rhetoric or Reality; Corporate Visioning; Will Humpty Dumpty Win?; Rescuing Leadership from Humpty Dumpty; Leadership-Focused Management Development: Are Today's Practices Meeting Tomorrow's Needs?; Leadership as a Form of Culture: Its Present and Future States in Japan; OTHER TOPICS: Empirical Proof of a Paradigmic Theory of Strategic Success Behaviours of Environment Serving Organizations; Managing Strategic Change in a High Technology Environment; Acquisition Regimes: Managing Cultural Risk and Relative Deprivation in Corporate Acquisitions; Effective Management Development; A Comparative Analysis of the Performance of Venture Capital Funds, Stocks and Bonds, and Other Investment Opportunities.