Business Strategy

By: Merchant Dream

Mind Maps have been produced to introduce topics and give students an overview of key topics being studied. The maps can be viewed as a whole page or, for those who prefer a more linear approach, as a text version.

1.Corporate Culture

1.1 Beliefs/ideals
1.2 Mission Statements
1.3 Vision
1.4 Leadership
1.5 Team work
1.6 Logos
1.7 Image
1.8 Flexibility/adaptability
1.9 Change management

2. Types of Strategy
2.1 Competitive Advantage
2.2 Cost Advantage
2.3 Market Dominance
Internal growth
Acquisitions
2.4 New Product Development
2.5 Contraction/Diversification
2.6 Price Leadership
2.7 Global
2.8 Reengineering
2.9 Downsizing
2.10 Delayering
2.11 Restructuring

3. Evaluation

3.1 Share Price
3.2 Sales
3.3 Profit
3.4 Productivity
3.5 Volumes
3.6 Earnings
3.7 Benchmarking
3.8 Environmental/social audits
3.9 ROCE

4. Analysis

4.1 Core Competencies
4.2 Core Business
4.3 Required Inputs
-1. Land
-2. Labour
-3. Capital

4.4 SWOT
-1. Strengths
-2. Weaknesses
-3. Opportunities
-4. Threats

5. PEST
-1. Political
-2. Economic
-3. Social
-4.Technological

6. Five-Forces
-1. Strength of Barriers to Entry
-2. Extent of rivalry between firms
-3. Supplier power
-4. Buyer power
-5. Threat from substitutes

7. Strategic Planning
-1. Vision (See also: Analysis, Evaluation, Development)
-2. Goals
-3. Aims/Objectives
-4. Analysis
-5. Development
-6. Evaluation (See also: Vision)

8. Strategic Intents

9. Futures Thinking

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