Advanced Strategy & Competition
January 17, 2020
ANXIETY ASSESSMENT TOOL
January 17, 2020

Textbook : Strategic Management in Action, 6th edition (2013)
Publisher : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 978-013-262067-3

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@Assignment 1.

In this lesson we will look at two perspectives relative to developing strategy: the industrial-organization (I/O) view and the resource based view (RBV). The resource-based view (RBV) approach to competitive advantage contends that internal resources are more important for a firm than external factors in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. In contrast, the industrial-organization (I/O) view advocates that external (industry) factors are more important than internal factors in a firm for achieving competitive advantage and organizational performance will be primarily determined by industry forces.

1. Read: “Strategic Management in Action: Hulu

a. What do you think Hulu’s owners should do now?

b. What is it about this situation context that is so challenging?

c. What type of resources does Hulu have? Are they unique? Explain.

@Assignment 2.

In this lesson we will look at two perspectives relative to developing strategy: the industrial-organization (I/O) view and the resource based view (RBV). The resource-based view (RBV) approach to competitive advantage contends that internal resources are more important for a firm than external factors in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. In contrast, the industrial-organization (I/O) view advocates that external (industry) factors are more important than internal factors in a firm for achieving competitive advantage and organizational performance will be primarily determined by industry forces.

2. Read: Strategic Management in Action Cases: Case #1 Out of Focus

a. Explain Kodak’s driving forces, implications, and critical success factors of the business environments.

b. Discuss two organizational elements that guide Kodak’s strategic decision makers in managing strategically in today’s context.

c. Discuss the roles of ethics and social responsibility in Kodak’s strategic management.

d. Describe the different perspectives on competitive advantage relative to Kodak. Present I/O view, RBV, and guerilla view.

 

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