Zicklin School of Business
Department of Management
Business Policy Laboratory
BPL 5100 CMWA - Rm. 10-126
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:45am-12pm
Prof. Raymond T. LaManna
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3. Statement of Mission and Vision
.lnternal and External analYsis
.Macro Factors Recap
5. Analysis of CompanY Strategies
6. lmplementation SY
A firm functions within an environment, comprising, socioeconomic, political-legal,
technological and competitive forces. Successful firm anticipate change and quickly adapt their
resources and capability to new market conditions.
For most of t
1. During the maturi ty stage of the industry life cycle, the fi rm is likely to
r educed asset based to lower costs.
2. The goals part of the mission is associated with the long-term targets the
f i rm aims to reach in i ts activities.
3. When fi rms can
Chapter 1: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions
Which of the following are generally considered restructuring activities?
All of the above
All of the following are co
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Case Discussion Questions on Boosting Efficiency at Matsushita
Q1) The benefits of eliminating the longstanding policy that different divisions at Matsushita
develop the same product are promoting a heal
1. What were the motivations for the Federal Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934?
2. Describe the rationale behind the imposition of the Williams Act.
3. What are the obligations of the acquirer and t
Why do some firms succeed while others fail?
A central objective of strategic management is to
learn why this happens.
What is strategy?
A set of actions and policies a company takes to
attain superior performance and sustainable
Given the Felidﬂing Financial Slammer! data:
Income ﬂatement Data Quarter 1
Sales Revenues $50,000
Operating Proﬁt HAW
Net Income 59,555
Balance Sheet Data
Statement/Description of Central Issue
While, Starbucks has been showing positive growth and well focused strategy, customers are
giving away mixed signals about its satisfactory service. Starbucks is expected to make itself the
third place to go to besid
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1. Identify the primary motivations for mergers.
2. List the key similarities and differences between the mergers waves over the past
3. Describe the process of merger arbitrage.
The purpose of the Securities Act of 1933 was to enable investors to have an opportunity to
evaluate realistically the worth of securities they are being offered. T
1. What is corporate governance and why is it important to the corporate takeover
2. Describe the key differences between the alternative models of corporate
3. What are the
1. There is no universal definition of corporate governance. Corporate governance
generally refers to the manner in which companies are managed and controlled
in preserving shareholders
1. Describe the pros and cons of hostile and friendly takeovers.
2. How does management entrench and shareholder interests hypotheses differ?
3. What is a tender offer? How does it differ from an op
1. What resources are commonly used to conduct a search for potential acquisition
2. Identify at least three criteria that might be used to select a manufacturing firm as a
The primary advantage of the friendly approach is that it is likely to result in greater cooperation
from target management earlier in the process. Such cooperation is
Resources commonly used to identify potential acquisition candidates often include
computerized databases and directory services such as Disclosure, Dun & Bradstreet, S&Ps
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The primary motivations for M&As include an attempt to realize synergy by combining the acquiring and
target firms, diversification, market power, strategic realignment, hubris, buy
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According to the cost allocation methods used in the company's accounting system and described in the
Help section for the Operations Report for any of the four geographic regions, your comp
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the monitoring, evaluation, and
dissemination of information from the
external and internal environments to
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A set of managerial decisions and actions
that determines the long-run performance
of a rm Includes environme
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an organization's assets and the building
blocks of the organization
technology, patents, copyrights, cultu