Corporate Strategy

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Corporate strategy as the name suggests is used for developing the strategies that determine an organization’s long term goals, objectives and most importantly a vision. In other words, corporate strategy helps formulating plans to achieve its objectives. For example, a manufacturer of computers and consumer electronics products will have a vision of establishing itself at the helm of its chosen industries.

It is needless to say that strategy or proper planning is required today to achieve set objectives or goals. Some strategies are successful and others are not. This can be due to many reasons. The path for realizing the objectives might have had issues. The objectives themselves might have been too unrealistic to be achievable, etc. So, strategy formulators must always keep in mind the situations or the environment that persists during strategy formulation.

This involves making decisions after scrutinizing various alternatives. A decision once taken by the top management will trigger hundreds or perhaps thousands of small decisions by middle and lower level management for achieving the set objectives.

In order to take the right decisions, top management uses various tools and techniques. These tools and techniques help in taking the decisions that are best among the alternatives available. Some of the tools include

SWOT Analysis: SWOT Analysis is an analysis technique which involves analyzing various internal and external factors of an organization. The word SWOT is an abbreviation for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. SWOT analysis helps in understanding what are the advantages and disadvantages within and outside of a firm. One can find several questions, essays and case studies on SWOT Analysis in our solution library.

PESTLE Analysis: PESTLE analysis is more complex in comparison to SWOT analysis. While SWOT analysis involves just internal and immediate external factors, PESTLE analysis discusses the external factors in detail, not just for an industry, but for the whole economy as such. P is political, E is economic, S is social, T is technological, L is legal and E is environmental factor analysis. This is done to know the political, economical, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that affect business in a country. Similar to SWOT analysis, our solution library contains different questions and case studies on PESTLE analysis as well.

Porter’s Five Force Model: Porter’s Five Force Model or Five Force Analysis is used as a framework to know the level of competition in an industry. Porter’s Five Force model is an interaction of five forces in market which include (1) the bargaining power of suppliers, (2) threats of new entrants, (3) threats of substitute products, (4) bargaining power of buyers and (5) industry rivalry. Each of these factors can further be analyzed with many sub-factors. This overall analysis will help in determining whether or not a particular industry is attractive in terms of profit.

Growth Share Matrix: Growth Share matrix is used by organizations to analyze their production lines or business units. The analysis is useful in appropriate resource allocation. The matrix is represented by 4 diagrams such as Cash Cows, Dogs, Question Marks and Stars. Each of these represents an organization with different profit earning capacities.

Competitor analysis: As the name suggests, this technique is used in the analysis of a business organization’s competitor. This analysis can provide an insight on the competitor’s strengths and weaknesses. The information from the analysis not only provides insights about the competitor’s present moves, but also future moves, which can be very helpful in formulating a counter strategy within no time. Such analyses reduce the scope of baseless assumptions that may or may not be true all the time.

Case Studies: These are some of the topics that you can find in our Corporate Strategy Solutions. Other than these, there are several case studies from Ivy League Universities that you can find on corporate strategy.


Strategic Analysis of Bee Cheng Hiang

Question Prepare a strategic analysis for a consumer goods provider currently operating in Singapore. Summary This question belongs to corporate strategy and discusses about preparing a strategic analysis for a consumer goods provider currently operating in Singapore. Word count: 3087   ... Read More

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Write About Borders Group Business And Competition Strategies Analysis

Question Borders Group, Inc. (Borders) was an international book and music store chain based in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. Borders was established in 1971 by the Border brothers in Michigan. In the late 90s they started opening branches overseas, starting with Canada, United Kingdom, ... Read More

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Discuss About The Merger Of US Airways And American Airways

Question US Airways has merged with American Airways to form the world’s largest airline. 1. Is this good for the consumer? 2. Who are their competitors? How do they compare with the competition? 3. What is the airline product? Or is it a service? What product and service recommendations w ... Read More

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Discuss About A Sample Case Study On Ethics In Business

Question Case study “I just don’t know if I can go along with it?” Avalon said to Kathryn (the administration assistant) with grave concern after ending a long telephone conversation. “You don‟t have much choice. Summar Ltd will be our biggest client, Avalon, and we c ... Read More

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Write A Safety Report For A Company

Question cYou have been hired by the company “Blue Coral Copters Inc” as a safety consultant. Read the company’s story in the PDF attached and write a safety report for the owner based on the content. Assess the situation and provide proper analysis and recommendations, including ... Read More

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Write A Report Highlighting China New Zealand Relationship With PEST Analysis On Both Countries

Question The question is to assess your understanding of the importance of the role of China in the region and the consequential impacts on New Zealand. In assessing whether to do business in a particular country, the PEST factors should be analyzed for China and New Zealand. Discuss the differenc ... Read More

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Discuss Enterprise Architecture And Infrastructure Employed By Catch Of The Day

Question CATCH OF THE DAY was established in 2006 with 5 employees and has now expanded to a staff of over 600 and is Australia’s number one ecommerce group. Visit the CATCH OF THE DAY website (http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/), other relevant websites, as well as referencing texts, relevant ... Read More

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Discuss Security And Ethical Challenges In Implementing Information Systems At Catch Of The Day

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Write A Report On The Co-operation Between Kellog And Wilmar And Their Entry Into Chinese Market

Question You are required to research the co-operation between Kellogg, the American food manufacturer, and Wilmar International Ltd., the Singaporean producers, to work in the Chinese market (initially reported in 2012 and now facing some challenges). Research and analysis should continue until Fe ... Read More

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Global Business Environment And Factors Affecting It

QuestionThere are many different factors within the global business environment which have a significant influence on the way a business operates. Some of these factors are economic, political, legal, cultural or environmental. In order to operate successfully, it is essential for a business to take ... Read More

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Blue Ocean Strategy Challenges Conventional Models Of Strategy. Explain

QuestionThe Blue Ocean Strategy provides a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant (Kim and Mauborgne, 2006). To what extent does this viewpoint challenge the conventional models of strategy? Is this a state of business utopia or reality? Critically justify your analysis by drawing ... Read More

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Role Of Innovation Management And Technology Management In Total Quality Management

QuestionThe role of the Innovation and Technology manager has enabled the application of Total Quality Management processes to continue beyond the normal declining stage. Critically evaluate the role of Innovation Management and Technology Management in the dynamic environment of Total Quality Manag ... Read More

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