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  • Firm's Resources On A Single Product
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    Offensive and Defensive Strategies Offensive and defensive strategies are by products or results of the corporate strategies. A corporate strategy is a comprehensive set of activities developed by top management to aid an organization achieve its corporate objectives. Involving all parts of an organization, these strategies consider both internal and external environments. Offensive Strategies As the name suggests these strategies are aimed at placing the organization in a 'attack mode' of sorts...
  • Less Resourceful Environment Japanese Firms
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    Introduction Integrative contingency theory is based on four components. These components are the effectiveness of the organization itself, environmental variables, context or the variables related to objectives and internal characteristics of the organization. The internal characteristics are divided into three parts; first part is the characteristics of the organizational structure, the second part is the managerial behavior, and the third is the personal predisposition of the people in the co...
  • Key Function Of Strategy
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    Strategy evaluation is an attempt to look beyond the obvious facts regarding the short-term health of a business and appraise instead those more fundamental factors and trends that govern success in the chosen field of endeavor. Strategy can also be defined as a set of objectives, policies and plans that, taken together, define the scope of the enterprise and its approach to survival and success. Alternatively, we could say that the particular policies, plans, and objectives of a business expres...
  • Culture And The Strategy Of A Firm
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    Does vision and mission emerge from the particular culture of a firm or is it dictated by strategy? The culture of a firm and the formation of strategy are two very important aspects of an organisation. The world contains many different people all with different values, ideas and beliefs. These differences create a diverse range of cultures within organisations, some having bigger influences than others. Strategies within organisations are highly dynamic and complex, and can have positive and ne...
  • Firm Enjoys A Differentiation Strategy
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    Business-level strategy can be defined as the strategy that is chosen by a company to hold a competitive advantage within the market that it is involved with. Such a strategy has to be chosen by firms because of the intense competition that exists within a certain industry and thus managers, see the need to formulate business-level strategies that are geared towards creating and maintaining a competitive advantage over the rival firms in the same industry. This is a choice that a firm has to mak...
  • Analysis Of The External Macro Environment
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    Date: October 2002 No 1. Give the importance of environment analysis so far a strategy is concerned In this context what is the particular significance of the SWOT analysis? What are the weaknesses of the SWOT and how can they be overcome? Once an organization has specified its objectives, it has to begin with its current situation to devise a strategic plan to reach those objectives. Changes in the external environment often present new opportunities / threats and new ways to reach the objectiv...
  • Firm Gets Into Global Strategy
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    INTRODUCTION This essay will firstly analyse three principal benefits, namely, earn a greater return on core competencies, realise location economies and realise experience curve effects, and give example to show how they are available to a firm moving from a domestic to an international strategy. Then the second part will respectively discuss the principal influences on the choice between a multidomestic, global and transnational strategy that international firms take. This discussion will iden...
  • Firm's Resources And Capabilities
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    Having defined positioning, we can now begin to answer the question, "What is strategy?" Strategy is the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities. If there were only one ideal position, there would be no need for strategy. Companies would face a simple imperative-win the race to discover and preempt it. The essence of strategic positioning is to choose activities that are different from rivals'. If the same set of activities were best to produce all var...

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