Business Strategy & Strategic ManagementAnswer 3 from the 4 questions below:
Q1. Using annual reports, press articles and the Internet, write a brief case study that shows the strategic development(Ex.Porter’s 5 forces, porter’s generic strategy, Bowman’s strategy clock, Strategy canvas, Puttick’s grid) and current strategic position of an organization(can be private/ non-profit/ commercial) of your choice.
Recommendation ex. To do market penetration, product development
How would you analyze?
How does it grow? Organically or M&A
If you want to refer, 1. Helfal 2.David Teece 3. Pisono
Q2. Using contemporary journal papers and texts, describe the role of dynamic capabilities in strategy formulation and gaining competitive advantage.
Rrefer to Barney J 1991, 1995
No lazy conclusion. Make it relevant to the company. Do not write in my opinion
Q3. “Effective strategy formulation is linear and prescriptive(Analyze)” or is it “judgemental designing, intuitive visioning(Worldwide subject area), and emergent learning”. Discuss.
Care should be taken with regard to structure, content, critical analysis and original comment.
Relevant course material, strategic models and appropriate references (including web-sites) should be included where relevant.
Although you should make best efforts not to exceed 3500 words in total, a penalty will not be applied if the word count is exceeded.
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