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Harvard Business Review. 2011. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy. Harvard Business Press.

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1. Porter, M. E. 1996. What is a strategy? Harvard Business Review (November-December): 61-78. (Summary).

2. Porter, M. E. 2008. The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review (January): 78-93. (This is an update of Porter's 1979 article that was the basis of Porter's 1980 Competitive Strategy Chapter 1: The Structural Analysis of Industries).

3. Collins, J. C. and J. I. Porras. 1996. Building your company's vision. Harvard Business Review (September-October): 65-77.

4. Johnson, M. W., C. M. Christensen and H. Kagemann. 2008. Reinventing your business model. Harvard Business Review (December): 50-59.

5. Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 2004. Blue ocean strategy. Harvard Business Review (October): 76-84. (Summary).

6. Neilson, G. L., K. L. Martin and E. Powers. 2008. The secrets to successful strategy execution. Harvard Business Review (June): 60-70.

7. Kaplan, R. S. and D. P. Norton. 1996. Using the balanced scorecard as a strategic management system. Harvard Business Review (January-February): 75-85. (Summary).

8. Gadiesh, O. and J. L. Gilbert. 2001. Transforming corner-office strategy into frontline action. Harvard Business Review (May): 72-79. (Summary).

9. Mankins, M. C. and R. Steele. 2005. Turning great strategy into great performance. Harvard Business Review (July/August): 64-72. (Seven simple rules).

10. Rogers, P. and M. Blenko. 2006. Who has the D? How clear decision roles enhance organizational performance. Harvard Business Review (January): 52-61.

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Related summaries:

Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 1997. Value innovation: The strategic logic of high growth. Harvard Business Review (January-February): 103-112. (Summary).

Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 1999. Creating new market space: A systematic approach to value innovation can help companies break free from the competitive pack. Harvard Business Review (January-February): 83-93. (Summary).

Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 2002. Charting your company's future. Harvard Business Review (June): 77-83. (Summary).

Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 2009. How strategy shapes structure. Harvard Business Review (September): 72-80. (Summary).

Kim, W. C. and R. Mauborgne. 2015. Red ocean traps: The mental models that undermine market-creating strategies. Harvard Business Review (March): 68-73. (Summary).

Malone, D. and M. Mouritsen. 2014. Change management: Risk, transition, and strategy. Cost Management (May/June): 6-13. (Summary).

Porter, M. E. 1980. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. The Free Press. (Summary).

Porter, M. E. 1987. From competitive advantage to corporate strategy. Harvard Business Review (May-June): 43-59. (Summary).

Porter, M. E. 2001. Strategy and the internet. Harvard Business Review (March): 63-78. (Summary).

Porter, M. E. and M. R. Kramer. 2006. Strategy and society: The link between competitive advantage and corporate social responsibility. Harvard Business Review (December): 78-92. (Summary).

Porter, M. E. and M. R. Kramer. 2011. Creating shared value: How to reinvent capitalism and unleash a wave of innovation and growth. Harvard Business Review (January/February): 62-77. (Summary).