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International Business Strategy LON301BUS. Implementing and Evaluating Strategy. Unit: 8 Knowledgecast: 2. Module Learning Outcomes. Integrate and apply strategic approaches to practical situations in various types of organisations

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International business strategy lon301bus

International Business Strategy

LON301BUS

Implementing and Evaluating Strategy

Unit: 8 Knowledgecast: 2


Module learning outcomes

Module Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate and apply strategic approaches to practical situations in various types of organisations

  • Assess current developments in the organisational environment and alternative responses related to strategy

  • Resolve management problems in the area of strategic management by evaluating alternative outcomes


Worldwide innovation

Worldwide Innovation

  • Competitors achieving parity in scale and responsiveness

  • Competitive battles shifting to innovation area

  • Three key capabilities:

  • Sensing

  • Responding

  • Implementing


Central local and transnational innovation

Central, Local and Transnational Innovation

Two classic processes;

  • Center-for-global: new opportunity sensed in home country, centralized resources brought to bear, implemented globally

  • Local-for-local: subsidiary-based knowledge development, used primarily in local market


Central local and transnational innovation1

Central, Local and Transnational Innovation

Two emerging processes

  • Locally leveraged: Local opportunity sensed by subsidiary then leveraged on a worldwide basis

  • Sara Lee: Sanex and Ambi-Pur came from Spain

  • Globally linked: Resources and capabilities of many operations pooled to jointly create and manage new activity

  • Volkswagen’s New Beetle involved US, Germany and Mexico operations


Problems associated with each model

Problems Associated with Each Model

  • Center-for-global innovation

  • Risk of market insensitivity, imperialism

  • Local-for-local innovation

  • Risk of duplication, reinventing wheel

  • Locally leveraged innovation

  • Threatened by not-invented-here

  • Globally linked innovation

  • High coordination costs


Linking and leveraging resources

Linking and Leveraging Resources

Decentralized Federation

Centralized Hub

  • Locally Leveraged

  • Innovation

  • Globally Linked

  • Innovation

  • - Building up collaborative

  • interdependence

The Integrated Network

Coordinated Federation


Knowledgecast summary

Knowledgecast Summary

  • Integrate and apply strategic approaches to practical situations in various types of organisations

  • How does worldwide innovation contribute to sustainable strategy?

  • Assess current developments in the organisational environment and alternative responses related to strategy

  • Increased collaborative interdependence is driven by the new competitive battleground..

  • Resolve management problems in the area of strategic management by evaluating alternative outcomes

  • How can managers evaluate the value of worldwide innovation and its suitability for strategic implementation.


Seminar

Seminar

Developing an International Strategy – Spulber’s Star

Developing an international strategy requires a thorough evaluation of

potential markets. There are a number of tools and frameworks that

can assist in such an evaluation and in today’s seminar we are going

to critically consider a number of these: Spulber’s Star, Global Added

Value, G5 Competitive Strategies.

Your module tutor will work with you to use Spulber’s Star to analyse

an organisation’s international opportunities.


Group activity

Group Activity

End of Module Assessment – Evaluating Strategy (Management

Brief) (Unit 10)

Preparation

How would you rate the strategy of the case study organisation against

the criteria discussed in the Knowledgecast?

In your teams consider each of the criteria:

•Suitability

•Acceptability

•Feasibility

•Sustainability


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