• Managing Information System
    Shortcomings of Porter’s Approach in Contemporary Online Settings

    Porter’s approach to strategic analysis has been found to be seriously deficient for determining sustainable business advantage. From an IS management perspective, critically discuss the shortcomings of Porter’s approach and how it might be extended to guide firms operating in contemporary online settings.   Introduction In the past decade, it is evidenced that the rise […]

  • Case Study
    Formulation of Strategic Options for Apple Inc.

    Introduction In the last few years, Apple Inc (hereby abbreviated as ‘Apple’ in the following essay) had emerged as the outstanding players in three of the following industry: (a) personal computer, (b) portable media player, and (c) smart phones. The company offers various state-of-the-art electronics products to consumers worldwide, which include: “Macintosh (“Mac”) computers, iPhone, […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic Analysis on SAB Miller

    A Review of Strategic Environment External Environment External environment for SAB can be investigated through the PESTLE framework. SAB operated around the world. It is particularly concentrated in emerging countries. Thus, political changes and factors in these countries will affect its position and profitability. The major economic factors are that the growth and business opportunities […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic Analysis on SAB Miller

    A Review of Strategic Environment Facing SAB Miller The strategic environment of SAB can be discussed from three perspectives, namely external environment, the company’s capabilities and competencies and stakeholder expectations. External Environment The external environment can be analyzed through the PEST framework. From political perspectives, as the company is operating in many countries around the […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic Analysis of Apple

    Introduction Apple is one of the fast rising companies around the globe in the consumer electronics industry. The company operated in three market segment, namely the personal computer segment, the personal media player segment and the smart phones segment. The company is famous for its ability to deliver creative, innovative and cutting edge consumer electronics […]

  • Case Study
    Growth Strategies and PESTLE Analysis for Tesco

    Introduction Tesco is a highly successful company from UK, with branches and businesses in many other countries around the world. The company is also a respectable company by investors and analysts, as company is able to deliver consistent growth in dividend payment to shareholders for the 26th consecutive years in 2010, an unrivaled and remarkable […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic Management in Nike

    Executive Summary This paper presented several strategic issues related to Nike. A SWOT analysis is performed for Nike, to understand both the key internal as well as external strategic issues facing Nike in the current business environment. Then, the strategic directions that Nike have utilized or pursued in the past are also being analyzed. Ansoff’s […]

  • Case Study
    Business Strategy and Financial Analyisis: Southwest Airline

    Executive Summary In this paper, strategic analysis and an evaluation of Southwest Airline’s recent financial performance will be presented. Firstly, the paper undertakes a macroenvironment analysis for the company. PESTEL framework is employed. Then the paper continues to analyze the competitive forces in the airline industry. For this, Porter’s 5 Forces framework is used. Next, […]

  • Marketing Management
    A Strategic Marketing Plan for Psyche

    Introduction This writing will present a strategic marketing plan for Psyche. In the following marketing plan, a clear strategy, the rationale for the selection of marketing strategy and the specific strategic actions to be taken at both the strategic and tactical level will be presented. The writing will be structured in a logical sequence in […]

  • International Business
    A Assessment on the External International Business Environment facing Walmart

    Critically evaluate the impacts of global macroeconomic environment and international risks to the current external international business environment of Wal-Mart Introduction In the era of globalization, no business can avoid competition from abroad, nor it is a wise choice to choose not to compete with other companies from other countries. There are many opportunities abroad, […]

  • Entrepreneurship
    A DISCUSSION ON KEY ASPECTS IN DESIGNING SUCCESSFUL SERVICE STRATEGIES

    Introduction In the complex and challenging business environment today, there is no many ways for a firm to growth fast except offering excellent services to build layers of loyal customers that would recommend the business to other friends and relatives through word-of-mouth. According to Reichheld (2003), there are empirical evidences showing that there is strong […]

  • Accounting
    Strategic Management Accounting

    Introduction Jessup ltd is a fast growing company expertise in advertising and public relations. Strategic decisions making is very important in order to bring the company to new heights. Henceforth, strategic management accounting is introduced to the business with an aim to bring out the best value of every cost incurred in the business. Besides […]

  • Case Study
    Strategies and Key Success Factors of Toyota

    Executive Summary In this article, the principal operating task and strategies of Toyota will be defined and discussed. Firstly, the various operational objectives for the company will be outlined, and then the various order winning and order qualifying criteria for Toyota is discussed. After that, the operational strategies used by Toyota will be presented. Specifically, […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic Management in Honda

    Introduction Strategy can be a controversial word, and the theories in strategic management can be misleading and not reflective of the real practical world in the competitive business environment. To different people, strategy carried different meanings, and to them, their own version of strategic management process and ideas are often assumed to be the best […]

  • Case Study
    A Strategic Analysis for Mercedes-Benz

    Introduction In this article, a comprehensive company research will be performed for the Mercedes-Benz company. The article is arranged as follow. Firstly, the background of the Mercedes-Benz will be introduced. Then, relevant theoretical framework to analyze the company’s macroenvironment situation will be performed. Later, the automotive industry nature will be investigated. The article will then […]

  • Change Management
    An Essay on Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

    Business process re-engineering (BPR) began as a private sector technique to help organizations fundamentally rethink how they do their work in order to dramatically improve customer service, cut operational costs, and become world-class competitors. A key stimulus for reengineering has been the continuing development and deployment of sophisticated information systems and networks. Leading organizations are […]

  • Case Study
    A Strategic Analysis on Walt Disney

    Introduction In this article, a comprehensive analysis on Walt Disney will be performed. The area of analysis will cover how Disney is competing to gain market share globally. In this assignment, various issues regarding corporate strategies at Walt Disney are discussed. In the following sections, there are three main analysis in this context are discussed. […]

  • Strategic Management
    A Brief Review of of the Strategic Planning Process

      A simplified view of the strategic planning process is shown by the following diagram:     Mission and Objectives The mission statement describes the company’s business vision, including the unchanging values and purpose of the firm and forward-looking visionary goals that guide the pursuit of future opportunities. Guided by the business vision, the firm’s […]