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The knowledge of business policy and techniques of strategic management is the need of the hour to prospective business managers. The present competitive. Business Policy 1 – 15 2. Strategy And Strategic Management 16 – 42 3. Competitive Advantage And Strategies 43 – 70 4. Business Environment 71 – 5. His textbook Strategic Management and Business Policy received the McGuffey Award for Excellence and Longevity in from the Text and Academic.
The authors demonstrate the how-tos of formulating, implementing, and evaluating corporate strategy. Students will understand strategic management - its decision-making processes, interface with environmental change, formulation of strategic alternatives, executive decision making, and built-in synergy. The importance of business policy and strategy has surged to the forefront of the business world. Internationalization of business, deregulation, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and international joint ventures - coupled with a new emphasis on shareholder value - contribute to a feeling of uncertainty in the global marketplace. On top of this, the constantly changing e-commerce environment makes strategic planning even more essential. Students need to know how to function in this business environment. The authors provide a concise review of basic and alternative policies in strategy formulation.
Strategies and Project Implementation. Strategy Alternatives. Strategy Evaluation and Control.
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After the deliberations with the lower management echelon, the executive identifies the strategies to adopt.
The strategic choices are identified after long process of analysis, starting from the environmental analysis. The strategy choices available are vetted through rigorous process. They may use questions to analyze the strategic options.
They may use some evaluation criteria to identify the strategy choices.
The strategic choices may be vetted out by finding how each of these can help the firm to acquire competitive advantage, how each can lead to achievement of the business goals, how each of these fits into the organizational culture and feasibility issues.
Some organizations use aspects of the balanced score board to assess the strategies available. They assess these on how they would enhance the financial performance of the firm, how it could assist in meeting customer expectations, how it could assist in meeting the needs of the internal customers and how that could foster the learning and growth of individuals, groups and teams.
The same means of identifying the policy and strategy at Corning is the one which most companies use. When I was working at Zimuti Pvt, this is the method that had been applied.
All section managers could meet during certain periods of the year and map out these plans. Since Zimpost is a national organization, some committees are introduced at provincial level.
They map out their strategies which are then evaluated by a national strategy committee. The involvement of provincial strategy committees is done to source various ideas and possibilities.
The committees would then forward their drafts to the board of directors who approve them, with or without amendments. With State Enterprises in Zimbabwe, the heads of each provincial unit meet and map out their strategies at a central platform.
It is the responsibility of individual unit heads, to first consult with their staff. What is similar in the various means of identifying the policy and strategic choice is the wide consultation platform that is created. The lower and middle managers put their ideas in the planning process; the top management sifts the information and gets the best ideas.
Drafts of the business plan may be circulated to lower management members to seek additions and subtractions before the final policy and strategy document is finalized and adopted.
It is clear from the example of Corning that policy committees that are made of senior people can be used effectively in strategic planning.
There should be wide consultations if the best strategies and policies are to be put in place and be adopted. Reference 1. The three schools of strategy In order for a business venture to thrive it needs to have a clear strategy that supports the vision of the organization. A strategy is an action plan. Some people say that a strategy is a broad intent. It spells out what the business needs to do in order to survive. There are various ways in which strategy can be crafted and implemented.
This discussion will concentrate on three schools of strategy making namely: the planning school, the positional school and the resources based one. Some examples shall be given on each of the schools. There is no school of thought, as far as strategy is concerned, which is superior to the other. In some cases people make a strategy that is based on views of these three schools of thought.
The first school of thought is the planning one. The planning school is based on a number of factors and issues. One of the things to be considered according to this school is the past trends. During the planning process the team needs to look at what used to take place within the last three to four years. From there the team can now make a forecast of what is likely to happen in the future and then make a plan around that analysis. Another essential aspect of planning in this case is how stable the organizational structure is.
With this planning there is centralization. The plans are made by appointed people and needs to be approved by a group of people, for example the chief executive officer or the board of directors.