Essentials of Strategic Management 6thedition by Gamble, Peteraf, and Thompson presents concise, straight-to-the-point discussions, timely examples, with a writing style thatcaptures students' interest. It features 10 chapters with 12 tightly linkedcases. The content is solidly mainstream and balanced, mirroring bothinsights of academic thought and real-world strategic management. For yearsstrategy instructors have been shifting from purely text-cases to a text-cases-simulationcourse structure. Two widely used online competitive strategy simulations, TheBusiness Strategy Game and GLO-BUS, are optional companions. Bothsimulations are closely linked to the content.