Strategy ass 2010

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Strategy ass 2010

  1. 1. Corporate Strategy Course Assessment (Theory) You must attempt to answer any 4 questions from the following: Q1 Conduct a basic analysis for the General environment of one of the following industries: The Tobacco Industry, The Telecommunications Industry, The Airline Industry, The Brewing Industry or an Industry of your own choice. Using Porter’s Five-Forces model, evaluate the Specific environment of your chosen Industry. Q2 Take an organization with which you are familiar and identify its Core Competences (Distinctive Capabilities). Compare the organization with its competitors and comment on the strategy implications. Q3 How would you rate human resources in relation to the successful overall development of strategy? Q4 What is an organization's value chain? How does it feature in relation to an organization's competitive advantage? Q5 What do you think is a manager's role in linking resources and capabilities to strategy and competitive advantage? Q6 Briefly describe the key components of the strategic management process. What do you think is the relationship between strategy formulation and strategy implementation? Q7 What constitutes the external context of strategy? How do you think globalization impacts upon this external context? Q8 What does the resource and capabilities based perspective of strategy indicate to us about developing International strategy in very dynamic business environments? What sorts of things do you think management needs to consider in such circumstances?
  2. 2. Individual Corporate Strategy Assignment The deadline for this assignment is: 01.11.2010 (Week 44) Send your answers to the following email address: dcgroup@fastmail.fm Subject: Individual Strategy Assignment Daryl Chapman 11.10.2010

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