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Recommended Readings

Last updated on July 7, 2005.

The following publications are recommended for any individuals involved and/or interested in the University of Illinois' strategic planning process. This list will be updated from time to time with additional publications so please check back periodically. Please also submit your own recommendations through the "Comment" section of this website.

Bryson, J.M. (2004). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations. (3rd Ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Christensen, C.M., Scott, D.A., and Roth, E.A. (2004). Seeing what’s next: using the theories of innovation to predict industry change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Collins, J. (2001). From good to great: Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t. New York: HarperCollins.

Dixit, A. & Nalebuff, B. (1991). Thinking strategically: The competitive edge in business, politics, and everyday life. New York: W.W. Norton.

Florida, R. (2002). Flight from the creative class. New York: Basic Books.

Friedman, T.L. (2005). The world is flat: A brief history of the 21st century. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.

Gladwell, M. (2000). The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. New York: Little Brown.

Grant, R.M. (2002). Contemporary strategy analysis (4th ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc.

Pfeffer, J. and Sutton, R. (2000). The knowing-doing gap: how smart companies turn knowledge into action. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Rhodes, F.H.T. (2001). The creation of the future: The role of the American university. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Simon, J. (1996). The ultimate resource 2. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Stokes, D.E. (1997). Pasteur’s quadrant: basic science and technological innovation. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute Press.

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