Essay, Management

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Choose two companies that are listed on the London (FTSE) or New York Stock Exchange, one that has successfully implemented a strategic initiative, and one that has taken a strategic initiative that has not been successful.


Write a report comparing, contrasting and critically evaluating the two initiatives using material from the module. Justify your assessment using at least FIVE of the following concepts, tools and techniques discussed in the course:


strategic purpose


industry attractiveness


resources and capabilities


competitor and market analysis


competitive advantage


portfolio analysis


industry life cycle


option evaluation


organisational design


change management


Your report should reflect your understanding of the topics covered in the course and your ability to analyse and apply the appropriate strategic concepts, tools and techniques. You should also demonstrate your research skills and ability to derive analysis from a range of up-to-date high quality sources. Full in-text citations and a bibliography, using Harvard Referencing Style, are required.