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Strategic ManagementMNG00716revised by: Ben faranda

Study GuideSixth edition

2010 Southern Cross University Southern Cross University Military Road East Lismore NSW 2480 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher. Copyright material indicated in this work has been copied under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968.

Sixth edition 2010

ContentsWelcome ........................................................................................................................................ 1 Using.the.Study.Guide.................................................................................................... 1 Topic 1 Introduction to strategic management.............................................................. 3 Introduction..................................................................................................................... 3 Understanding.and.formulating.strategy......................................................................... 5 Difference.between.strategy.and.tactics.......................................................................... 6 Evolution.of.strategic.management................................................................................. 7 Ethics,.business.models.and.strategic.success.............................................................. 10 Summary....................................................................................................................... 11 Feedback.to.selected.activities...................................................................................... 12 Topic 2 The five phases of strategic management................................................... 13 Introduction................................................................................................................... 13 Developing.a.strategic.vision........................................................................................ 14 Setting.objectives.......................................................................................................... 16 Crafting.a.strategy......................................................................................................... 19 Implementing.and.executing.the.strategy..................................................................... 20 . Evaluating.and.initiating.corrective.adjustments.......................................................... 20 Corporate.governance................................................................................................... 21 Summary....................................................................................................................... 21 Feedback.to.selected.activities...................................................................................... 22 Topic 3 External analysis: Industry and competitive analysis............................... 23 . Introduction................................................................................................................... 23 The.strategically.relevant.components.of.a.companys.external.environment............. 24 Thinking.strategically.about.a.companys.industry.and.competitive.environment. ..... 25 . Summary....................................................................................................................... 33 Topic 4 Analysing a companys resources and competitive position............... 35 Introduction................................................................................................................... 35 The.resource-based.view.of.the.firm............................................................................. 36 Question.1:.How.well.is.the.present.strategy.working?................................................ 40 SWOT.analysis.............................................................................................................. 40 Question.2:.Are.the.companys.prices.and.costs.competitive?..................................... 41 Question.3:.How.strong.is.the.companys.competitive.position?................................. 45 Question.4:.What.strategic.issues.merit.attention?....................................................... 45 Summary....................................................................................................................... 47i

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Topic 5 The five generic competitive strategies......................................................... 49 . Introduction................................................................................................................... 49 Strategy.and.competitive.advantage. ............................................................................ 51 . The.five.generic.competitive.strategies......................................................................... 52 Summary....................................................................................................................... 56 Topic 6 Beyond competitive strategy.............................................................................. 57 Introduction................................................................................................................... 57 Strategic.alliances.and.collaborative.partnerships........................................................ 58 The.source.of.competitive.advantage:.Merger.and.acquisition.strategies.................... 59 . Vertical.integration.strategies........................................................................................ 60 Unbundling.and.outsourcing.strategies......................................................................... 60 Business.strategy.choices.for.specific.market.situations,.including.offensive.and.defensive. strategies........................................................................................................................ 61 Blue.Ocean.Strategies................................................................................................. 64 Defensive.strategy......................................................................................................... 64 First-mover.advantages................................................................................................. 65 Summary....................................................................................................................... 66 Feedback.to.selected.activities...................................................................................... 67 Topic 7 Competing in foreign markets............................................................................. 69 Introduction................................................................................................................... 69 Why.companies.expand.into.foreign.markets............................................................... 71 Cross-country.differences.in.cultural,.demographic.and.market.conditions................. 71 The.concepts.of.multi-country.competition.and.global.competition............................ 72 Strategy.options.for.entering.and.competing.in.foreign.markets.................................. 72 The.quest.for.competitive.advantage.in.foreign.markets.............................................. 73 Strategic.alliances.and.joint.ventures.with.foreign.partners......................................... 73 Competing.in.emerging.foreign.markets....................................................................... 74 Summary....................................................................................................................... 76 Feedback.to.selected.activities...................................................................................... 77 Topic 8 Diversification.............................................................................................................. 79 Introduction................................................................................................................... 79 When.to.diversify.......................................................................................................... 81 Strategies.for.entering.new.businesses.......................................................................... 81 Choosing.the.diversification.path:.Related.versus.unrelated.businesses...................... 82 . Summary....................................................................................................................... 86 Feedback.to.selected.activities...................................................................................... 87 Unit evaluation by students. ................................................................................................. 89 .

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Topic 9 Strategy, ethics and environmental sustainability...................................... 93 Introduction................................................................................................................... 93 Corporate.Social.Responsibility.(CSR).and.competitive.advantage. ........................... 94 . Types.of.strategic.options:.What.do.we.mean.by.business.ethics?............................... 94 Strategy.and.social.responsibility. ................................................................................ 98 . Summary..................................................................................................................... 101 Feedback.to.selected.activities.................................................................................... 102 Topic 10 Building an organisation capable of good strategy execution......... 103 Introduction...............................................................

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