Syllabus

Unit 1: Internal Analysis - An Integrated Approach

Introduction

Objectives

Introduction

1.1 Problems of ambiguity and uncertainty

1.2 An introduction to the activity-based view

1.3 Using activity-based analysis

1.4 Business process re-engineering

Summary

Introduction

2.1 New product development process

2.2 Organisation of research and development

2.3 First mover advantages

Summary

Introduction

3.1 Traditional SWOT analysis

3.2 Revised SWOT analysis

Summary

Introduction

4.1 The purpose and value of strategic architecture

4.2 Generating strategic architecture

Summary

Unit Summary

Unit Review Activities

Commentaries on review activities

References

Further Reading

Unit 2: Organisational Structure and Strategic Control Systems

Introduction

Objectives

Introduction

1.1 The role of structure

1.2 Implications of structural factors

1.3 Choices of organisational structures

Summary

Introduction

2.1 Role of control systems

2.2 Agency theory

2.3 Governance mechanisms

Summary

Unit Summary

Unit Review Activities

Commentaries on review activities

References

Further Reading

Unit 3: Corporate Strategies

Introduction

Objectives

Introduction

1.1 Integration, costs and governance

1.2 Vertical integration

1.3 Horizontal integration

1.4 Virtual integration: licensing and franchising

Summary

Introduction

2.1 Mergers and acquisitions

2.2 Diversification

2.3 Diversification and performance

Summary

Introduction

3.1 The foundations of collaboration

3.2 Forms of collaborative strategy

3.3 The development and management of collaboration

Summary

Unit Summary

Unit Review Activities

Commentaries on review activities

References

Further Reading

Unit 4: The Global Dimension of Strategic Management

Introduction

Objectives

Introduction

1.1 Modern international trade

1.2 Implications of global shift

1.3 National context and competitive advantage

Summary

Introduction

2.1 Global expansion

2.2 Choosing a globalisation strategy

2.3 Choice of foreign entry mode

Summary

Introduction

3.1 The concept of culture

3.2 Cultural forms

Summary

Unit Summary

Unit Review Activities

Commentaries on review activities

References

Further Reading

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