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- Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment
- Strategic management
- Conceptual Framework for the Strategic Management: A Literature Review—Descriptive
It is scholarly yet succinct, free from the esoteric language and obfuscation often associated with textbooks. It will be an important tool, has done an excellent job of incorporat- ing contemporary issues, specifically in- ternational strategy. The use of real- with its up-to-date text and new cases.
Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment
Business policy and strategic management, as a subject, has become a required course in undergraduate and graduate business curricula. It has also become a vital part of the corporate environment. They apply to all types of organizations, whether large or small, profit or not-for-profit, domestic or global. In addition, this text should provide helpful insight into today's strategic management decision making and should be a key to the development of successful organizational effectiveness.
For the purpose of this book, strategic management is defined as the process of assessing the corporation and its environment to meet the firm's long-term objectives of adopting and adjusting to its environment through exploitation of opportunities and reduction of threats.
Instructors have used a variety of approaches in teaching this course, but the critical issue is to expose the student to a theoretical framework. This strong foundation will in turn enable the student to function effectively in the business world. This book develops in detail a framework for the formulation, implementation, and control of strategies for all types of domestic and global organizations. For any company to succeed in today's global market, it must develop a competitive advantage.
The market is going global, and increasing competition will affect every business, no matter how small or large, public or private the firm is. The increasing globalization of business has created a need for effective overseas managers.
Protected markets no longer exist anywhere in the world. Successful global managers need to be capable, devise creative strategies, have effective communication skills, and possess selfawareness together with an understanding of foreign cultures, languages, and customs. The international marketplace is highly competitive and operations are managed in widely varying economic, social, political, and cultural environments.
It must be noted that successful domestic managers do not necessarily become effective global managers unless they are well ix trained and open-minded. This book examines how companies expand their operations abroad and the need for appropriate strategies.
History and business literature is replete with evidence showing that vision, efficacious planning, and realistic goal setting can positively influence organizational performance. It is also evident that business organizations, both small and large, that employ strategic planning outperform their counterparts who operate without any formal planning.
In the present turbulent, globalized, and rapidly changing business environment, organizations can easily lose a sense of mission and direction. Strategic management is an instrument for controlling an organization's destiny. It has a lighthouse effect and forces members of an organization to think futuristically, highlights new opportunities and threats, and enables organizations to refocus on their mission.
Strategic planning enables firms to remain proactive, be competitive, and develop calculated methods to resolve interrelated sets or problems and issues from an eagle-eye perspective. Organizations of the twenty-first century will have to make fundamental changes in their operations and strategies. For many companies, poorquality change has caused their downfall. They must leave the traditional organizational system behind and become more progressive and flexible with the changing times.
Objectives need to be redefined to meet the challenges of global competition. The role of employees and managers must change as well to better accomplish organizational goals in quality improvement and efficiency.
The past fifteen years have seen dynamic environmental changes. Foreign companies are proliferating and are stronger. The increased competition is fierce, product life cycles are shorter, product development cycles are faster, domestic and world economies are less stable, technological advances are faster, change occurs more often, and deregulation and economic liberalization abroad are common.
Faced with declining profits and loss of market share, businesses today can no longer rest complacently on their laurels. Strategic planning is a process of thinking through myriad choices and developing appropriate alternatives to resolve issues and problems. Planning also has a coalescing quality. It brings innovative leaders together and enables them to share and promote their vision. Good planning promotes teamwork, improves knowledge of the organization, fosters better communication across functions, and improves managerial skills.
It establishes a pattern of success and growth and helps firms to influence and control their environment. The twenty-first century will bring dramatic advances and changes in technology and will usher business organizations into a globalized economy, with no governing body to smooth the transfor-x mation, which will require firms to adopt appropriate strategies to align themselves to the new shifts in the paradigm.
Characteristics of a Dramatically Changing Global EnvironmentThe nature of strategic management today is seen in the environmentdriven strategies of successful firms competing in a diverse market. The following are some of the characteristics of the dramatically changing global environment Change is an important constant factor, and therefore its effective management will require constant monitoring of the firm's internal and external environments.
We can know neither the outcome of this change nor the direction, but we can be aware of the nature of our circumstances. Change will also necessitate employee participation, empowerment, and total quality management. Strategic management is a necessary process for gaining competitive advantage, requiring the active participation of all functional areas.
The environmental, ethical, product quality, and integrity aspects of business practice are a critical concern requiring active support, commitment, and involvement of top management. In essence, all things must be considered, known and unknown, sins of commission and omission.
Environmental turbulence will dictate strategies to be constantly evaluated from a stakeholder's point of view. Restructuring the traditional organization into multifunctional, flexible teams is reforming the traditional hierarchical organization.
Strategies increasingly involve interorganizational teams and strategic alliances on a global scale, redirecting the company focus on customer and global competition. We must understand that 1 faulty assumptions and false information can result in the formulation of poor or even disastrous plans, and 2 change is constant and continuous-that yesterday's good plan may not be relevant or of any value today.
Consequently, firms need to continuously monitor, evaluate, and control their strategic plans if they are to result in positive goal achievement. In short, the world of business and competition is in a vortex of dynamic change that will destroy those who do not carefully chart their course of action through the maelstrom.
Those who remain proactive and adapt and adjust to the changing environment will succeed. We have to realize that we live in a changing world and business organizations, governmental units, and other entities, just like people, have to adjust and adapt to survive. Through strategic planning and strategic thinking we can anticipate the future, and through proactive efforts we can manage change to our advantage. The TextThis book is an important educational tool for undergraduate business students.
It is intended to assist students to integrate and apply their knowledge in different business functional areas. The book will assist students in learning the different analytical tools applied in the practice of strategic management. It is also intended to provide an answer to the many challenges business organizations face.
Among these challenges are 1 the acutely competitive environment in the domestic as well as international markets, 2 the changing nature of the workforce and organization, and 3 the advances in technology and information systems that have transformed the market from an industrial to a knowledge-based society.
I have tried to treat the content as comprehensibly as possible while using a simple writing style that enables a student to form a clear picture of the topic area. The tone of the book is simple yet succinct. The real-world examples help students see how theory relates to practice and add relevance to the analysis presented. While international and globalization aspects are included in different chapters, a separate chapter is devoted solely to discussing the strategic management aspects of the international environment.
Current concepts such as total quality management, ethics and social responsibility, corporate governance, reengineering, globalization, international strategies, etc. Each chapter presents an overall framework of the topic area, e. The book is suitable for academics with footnotes and references and practitioners and students no esoteric jargon or abstruse statistical analysis.
The content is designed for undergraduate business students. It is a summary of experience gathered from my work expense, students, the books I have used, and the class notes I have prepared over numerous years. Chapter 1 presents a broad overview of strategic management to prepare the reader for the remaining chapters. Chapter 2 begins by presenting the strategic management process and discussing its characteristics. It is imperative that students in business administration recognize the components of the strategic management process and be able to recognize and understand mission statements, strategic objectives, and organizational policies.
This chapter also discusses the relationship between strategic management and total quality management. Chapter 3 presents an in-depth study of the external and internal forces that affect the strategic plan and the importance of accurate and timely information to the organization. This chapter discusses the SWOT analysis in some detail.
Once the mission, goals, and objectives have been set for the organization and the environmental forces have been assessed, the corporate, business, and functional strategies must be developed and applied.
This is the topic of Chapters 4 and 5. Global aspects of designing strategy have been integrated into many of the chapters. However, the specific focus of Chapter 6 is managerial strategies as applied to organizations that operate in a global environment. Chapters 7 and 8 provide the student with a framework for implementing a formalized strategy. They discuss the structure, culture, and leadership requirements for successful implementation.
Chapter 9 discusses the evaluation and control process, including the types of evaluation available. Finally, strategic management in not-for-profit organizations is discussed in Chapter This chapter shows the importance of developing strategy for not-for-profit organizations and how they are different from their for-profit counterparts. Section II of the book is devoted to cases that illustrate various principles. Alkhafaji teaches a range of courses with special emphasis on strategic and international management.
He is the author of several books and numerous articles on strategic management, corporate governance, and international management, and has received many awards for his research.
He has conducted seminars in the United States and abroad. This book is a result of contributions from many students, graduate and undergraduate, and from other authors of books I have used in the business policy and strategic management areas.
In the field of management , strategic management involves the formulation and implementation of the major goals and initiatives taken by an organization 's managers on behalf of stakeholders, based on consideration of resources and an assessment of the internal and external environments in which the organization operates. Michael Porter identifies three principles underlying strategy: . Corporate strategy involves answering a key question from a portfolio perspective: "What business should we be in? Management theory and practice often make a distinction between strategic management and operational management , with operational management concerned primarily with improving efficiency and controlling costs within the boundaries set by the organization's strategy. Strategy is defined as "the determination of the basic long-term goals of an enterprise, and the adoption of courses of action and the allocation of resources necessary for carrying out these goals. Strategic management involves the related concepts of strategic planning and strategic thinking.
Conceptual Framework for the Strategic Management: A Literature Review—Descriptive
The objective of this work is to review the literature of the main concepts that lead to determining the strategic approach, creation of strategies, organizational structures, strategy formulation, and strategic evaluation as a guide for the organizational management, taking into account the effects produced by the different types of strategies on the performance of organizations. In this article, the systemic literature review method was used to synthesize the result of multiple investigations and scientific literature. The process of reading and analysis of the literature was carried out through digital search engines with keywords in areas related to the strategic management.
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Any person, corporation, or nation should know who or where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there. A good strategic plan includes metrics that translate the vision and mission into specific end points. This article aims to explain how finance, financial goals, and financial performance can play a more integral role in the strategic planning and decision-making process, particularly in the implementation and monitoring stage. An effective mission statement conveys eight key components about the firm: target customers and markets; main products and services; geographic domain; core technologies; commitment to survival, growth, and profitability; philosophy; self-concept; and desired public image. For internal analysis, companies can apply the industry evolution model, which identifies takeoff technology, product quality, and product performance features , rapid growth driving costs down and pursuing product innovation , early maturity and slowing growth cost reduction, value services, and aggressive tactics to maintain or gain market share , market saturation elimination of marginal products and continuous improvement of value-chain activities , and stagnation or decline redirection to fastest-growing market segments and efforts to be a low-cost industry leader.
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