Strategic Management Real-Time Case Review Project

the organization I chose is “Tencent”, which is a Chinese technology company. 

I need 2000+ words for the case and get it by the end of April. 

If you know about Chinese market and companies, please get the case.

and I have attached the instruction of the case and the textbook of the class if you need it.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

Capstone Strategic Management Real-Time Case Review Project

Individual Effort

Instructions:

1) The final project should be typed in Microsoft Word

2) The final project should be submitted no later than on May 3rd 2018, by 6pm

3) The final project should be submitted via Blackboard not via email

4) The final project should be single spaced

5) The final project should clearly state at least 7 sources that have been used

for your research

6) The final project should be organized by the sections listed below

7) The content of the final project should be original individual thoughts

leveraging the theory from the text book (not copying verbatim from the

book) and applying it to the diagnostic of your organization. Your analysis

should be both descriptive and prescriptive. The analysis should contain

financial data where applicable and latest trends in your organization and

its industry

8) The final project can contain as many pages as you feel necessary to show

your strategic perspective

1. Strategic

Management

Framework

1. What is the name of your selected organization? What is the

one thing that interested you most about this organization?

2. What is the mission and vision of the organization you

selected? How has these impacted the organization’s

strategic path to success? Please explain in detail.

3. Describe the Strategic Management Process in your

organization. Please provide detailed examples.

4. Define strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in

your selected organization. How do strengths become

sources of sustainable competitive advantage?

5. Do you suppose that the Broad Environment or the Task

Environment has more influence on the organization you

selected? Please explain.

6. What are the characteristics of strategic thinking and how

does it apply to you personally?

7. How does Strategic Thinking apply to your organization?

Explain in detail and provide examples.

8. What does it mean to “manage for stakeholders and value

creation” in your organization? Please provide detailed

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9. Describe the 5 categories of resources that your

organization possess that may lead it to a sustainable

competitive advantage? Provide examples from your

organization.

2. External

Environment

Assessment

1. Why is analysis of social trends important to your

organization? Please provide examples from the

organization you selected.

2. What are some of the most critical economic factors for your

organization to track? Why are they important? Provide

some financial statistics where applicable.

3. Which industries have been transformed by the Internet

including social and mobile technologies? How is your

organization taking advantage of these technological

trends?

4. When do customers exhibit a powerful force on competition

in your industry and how does this relate to your

organization?

5. How is your organization taking advantage of technological

trends such as social media, big data, cloud, AI, AR and etc?

6. According to Michael Porter, what are the conditions that

create advantages for your selected organization? Please

provide details.

7. What are strategic groups? Are there strategic groups in

your selected organization? Please gives examples.

3. Internal

(Organizational)

Environment

Assessment

1. In your organization, what are the basic categories of

organizational resources and capabilities and how are they

interconnected? What is likely to happen if your organization

neglects one of the resource areas?

2. Provide examples of tangible and intangible resource in your

organization? Which of these types of resources is most

likely to lead to competitive advantage? Why?

3. If your organization is involved in multiple countries, how is

organizational learning affected?

4. How can the value chain analysis be used to help your

organization develop competitive advantages?

5. Which performance measure does your organization utilize

to evaluate and communicate success? Please provide

details from the following perspectives: Employees,

Customers, Suppliers, Shareholders and Community

4. Organizational

Strategic

Leadership and

Direction

Assessment

1. Who is the CEO of your organization and what are the four

primary leadership responsibilities of that role?

2. What is your biggest take away from the CEO of your

organization?

3. What can the CEO of your organization learn from Daniel

Goleman’s conclusions on emotional intelligence?

4. Is there a difference between a leader and a manager? Does

a CEO of your organization need to be a leader, a manager,

or both?

5. How does corporate governance look in your organization?

What are the functions of a board of directors?

6. What are some of the advantages of having a homogeneous

top management team? Which one applies to your

organization? Please explain.

7. What is meant by “business with integrity” and does your

organization have it?

8. Which leader would you like to emulate and explain why this

leader inspired you – it could be anyone.

9. Is it possible to teach someone to be an effective leader?

10. Why is society more interested in business ethics today?

Does your organization have codes of ethics? Please give

examples.

11. Does your organization have a corporate values statement,

is it a “better” organization? If so, why? If not, then why do

it?

12. What are the four areas of a business definition? Why is it

important to periodically review your organization’s

business definition? Please provide examples from your

organization.

13. How can understanding a firm’s business definition be

helpful to managers and employees in your selected

organization?

14. Discuss the components of social responsibility in your

organization. Why would you expect a trustworthy firm to

have higher profits over the long term? Please explain.

5.Strategic

Formulation:

Business Level

Strategies

1. Does your organization pursue a differentiation strategy or a

cost leadership strategy? Please explain.

2. Describe your organization’s business model?

3. What is a cost leadership strategy? How does your

organization pursue it? What are some of the risks

associated with this strategy?

4. Is strategic flexibility tactic pursued in your organization?

Please explain.

5. When does a global approach to an international

product/market strategy make the most sense? How does

this apply to your organization?

6.Strategic

Formulation:

Corporate Level

Strategies

1. Discuss your organization’s corporate-level strategy and

business-level strategy formulation responsibilities.

2. Why might your organization choose to diversify? Please

give examples of diversification in your organization.

3. What are the requirements for achieving synergy through

the combination of businesses in your organization?

4. In your organization, which factors have been found to lead

to unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions? Which factors are

related to success? Provide examples.

7.Strategy

Implementation

1. What are the characteristics of a well-developed functional

strategy in your organization?

2. Conduct a Functional Strategy Audit for your selected

organization by applying at least 3 variables from each function

– Marketing, Operations, R&D/Tech, Human Resources,

Financial and Information Systems to your organization

3. How are marketing strategies affected by your organization’s

business-level strategy?

4. What is a matrix structure? When should it be used? How

does it apply to your organization?

5. Describe the three roles played by foreign subsidiaries in

your organization?

6. What are some of the features found in your organization

that have high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship?

Provide Examples.

8.Strategic

Restructuring

1. What is a strategic control system? What is the difference

between feedforward and feedback controls? Provide

examples from your organization.

2. What is restructuring? Why would your selected

organization restructure? What are some of the common

restructuring techniques?

3. Some management scholars argue that major restructuring

efforts are an indication of management’s failure to correctly

employ strategic control systems and to effectively manage

the organization. What do you think as it relates to your

organization

4. What is a divestiture? Describe the two common types of

divestitures. What types of businesses should be divested?

5. Has your organization ever divested?

6. What issues create the greatest challenges for future

managers in your organization?

Evaluation Criteria for Individual Project

 Professionalism, clarity, persuasiveness, effectiveness and timeliness

 Depth and breadth of analysis that includes reasoning, research, evidence

to support your original assertions that should be descriptive, prescriptive,

insightful and forward looking

 Leveraging business sources and recent trends for your research and

analysis – all sources must be cited

 Clear and comprehensive application of Strategic Management concepts

 Creativity, innovation and enthusiasm

 Critical thinking and problem solving

 Comparison of your deliverables and delivery to other executives in your

classroom