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Notes on Corporate Strategies
By Prof. Rosalyn Rufer
Professor Alan Belasen has recently published several articles that describe the managerial role within the organization. His research supports the work of Quinn, R.E., Faerman, S. R., Thompson, M. P., and McGrath, M. R., (1996) "Becoming a Master Manager: A Competency Framework", Wiley NY. NY.
These rough notes were developed by Dr. Rosalyn Rufer and Dr. Alan Belasen
There are many constraints that a manager must consider when formulating and implementing strategy. In addition to those listed are the constraints that evolve from knowing that decisions are best when they are ethical. However, defining ethics is a complex topic. This mini-lecture will hopefully give you some insight on how to make ethical decisions, when developing the firm's strategy.
Besides the different tools to assess the competition there are different ways to approach competitive strategy development as part of their corporate and business level objectives. As firms try to compete in complex environments they try to find the strategy that will provide them with the greatest opportunity to maintain their competitive advantage. For many years there was debate on whether the firm's strategy (Porter, 1980) or its technology( Whittington,1991) would provide the firm with the greatest advantage.
Notes developed by Dr. Michael Fortunato and Dr. Rosalyn Rufer
In this module, you will be analyzing the industry environment with an eye to eventually defining a strategic business problem which is amenable to solution. That solution will take the form of a business unit or corporate strategy. While performing that initial environmental thinking, it is good to look ahead to the tasks down the road.
Once we scan the environment, we want to identify the strategic business units (profit and loss centers) in which we can allocate our resources. Two common tools that have been used in the past are the Boston Consulting Group Matrix and the GE Matrix. These tools will help the manager determine goals for the organization by assessing the growth opportunities.
Alan Belasen, Ph.D.
Sizing up a firm's resources and competitive capabilities through SWOT analysis can help managers determine how well the firm is aligned with industry and market conditions. The end result of such analysis is a strategic balance sheet where resource strengths represent competitive assets and resource weaknesses represent competitive liabilities. The ideal situation is when strengths significantly outweigh the deficiencies or relative disadvantages of the firm?an equal balance (50/50) is definitely not a desired goal!