of a Corporation
I. Current Situation
A. Current Performance
How did the corporation perform the past year overall in terms of return on investment,
market share, and profitability?
B. Strategic Posture
What are the corporatio
IDSD 449 Quiz Chapter 3
Which of the following is not among the factors that determine whether competitive rivalry among
industry members is strong, moderate, or weak?
Whether buyer demand for the product is growing rapidly or slowly
(For the 1993 Maytag Corporation Case)
I. Current Situation
A. Current Performance
Poor financials, high debt load, first losses since 1920s, price/earnings ratio negative.
cfw_ First loss since 192
Optional Individual Term Project
GUIDELINES AND TOPICS FOR COMPLETION OF THE TERM
Each student shall be responsible for researching the necessary background literature
review on the project and for writing a paper (approximate length: 10-
Set of managerial decisions and
actions that determines the
long-run performance of a firm.
College of Business & Economics
DR. TAVAKOLIAN, Professor of Management
Seminar in Strategic Management
ISDS 449 Quiz Chapter 4
Which one of the following is not helpful in identifying the components of a single-business company's
The company's moves to respond to changing conditions in its macro-environment and in
industry and competitive co
Case Study Summary
Hitting the Wall: Nike and International Labor Practices
Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the number sporting, athletic and sneaker company in the
world. The company has been very successful at capturing the attention of th
1 Ethical principles in business
concern the behavioral guidelines a company's top management and board of directors set for company
personnel regarding "what is right" and "what is wrong" in conducting the company's business.
deal chiefly with the
1 Management's handling of the strategy implementation/execution process can be considered successful
so long as a company is profitable.
if and when the company meets or beats its performance targets and shows good progress in achieving
1 From a strategy-implementing/strategy-executing perspective, a company's operating budget should
primarily be based on creating more core competencies than rivals have.
be strategy-driven and based primarily on how much each organizational unit ne
ISDS 454 Quiz Chapter 5
A company's competitive strategy deals with
the specific actions management plans to take to develop a better value chain than rivals.
how it plans to unify its functional and operating strategies into a cohesive effort aim
ISDS 449 Quiz Chapter 1
1 Which of the following statements about a company's strategy is true?
Crafting an excellent strategy is more important than executing it well.
Managers at all companies face three central questions in thinking strategically
ISDS 449 Quiz Chapter 2
1 Which one of the following is not an integral part of the managerial process of crafting and executing strategy?
Developing a strategic vision, mission and values.
Choosing a strategic intent.
MGMT 449 Quiz Chapter 7
Companies opt to expand into foreign markets for such reasons as to
boost returns on investment, broaden their product lines, avoid tariffs and trade restrictions, and
escape having to deal with strong labor unions.
1 Which one of the following is not something that shapes and helps define a company's culture?
The core values and business principles that executives espouse together with the operating practices
and behaviors that define "how we do things around her
Dr. Kalin Kolev
Office: SGMH 5329
Office Hours: Thu 10:30 11:30 am and 1:00 4:00 pm
Or by appointment
Spring 2013 MGMT 449-17
Tue 1:00 3:45
MGMT 449: Seminar in Strategic Management
This course has
Creating Blue Oceans
In the business world, there are two realms: Red Oceans and Blue Oceans. According to W.
Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, the majority of business conducted is in Red Oceans where
there are specific boundaries, fierce completive nature,
What is the Theory of Your Firm?
There is more to Strategy than just going after target markets and positioning the
company to incur constant stream of profits and finding means of sustenance.
According to Todd Zenger, investors are not interested in comp
MGMT 449 Exam 1 Study Guide
Strategy: The set of actions that a companys managers take to outperform he companys
competitors and achieve superior profitability.
Challenges to developing a strategy: It requires company to properly discern how to
Study Guide 4-6
The study guide is simply a tool which will help you focus your efforts. You are responsible for all
materials covered in lectures and textbooks.
1. Know what market value is and what book value is and what the difference betw