Determining Strategic Capability
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Company Analysis by Per V. Jenster
Book DescriptionIt is vital for organisations to use company analysis to gain understanding of their limiting and enabling factors and strategic capabilities. Profits can then be maximised by selecting the most effective strategies, and through successful implementation of mergers, acquisitions and divestment opportunities. In this book Jenster and Hussey move away from the opinion based SWOT analysis commonly used, to provide a more objective step--by--step approach to objectively analysing an organisation. This important task is clearly explained, with information helpfully displayed in diagrams, and checklists of critical questions provided. In addition to the key, functional areas of management, corporate--wide approaches such as core competencies, critical success factors, industry analysis and the value chain are also examined. The book is illuminated with examples from the authorsa own experiences, resulting in a practical and effective approach which will provide a foundation for corporate strategy and add a strategic dimension to a due diligence study -- and so prove invaluable to MBA students and lecturers in strategic management. Every manager will be asked to participate in assessing strengths and weaknesses at some time in their career, and this book enables a considerable improvement to be made to many commonly used methods -- and for those responsible for the development of strategies, it offers even more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471494546
(238mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Per V. Jenster
Market Intelligence, Paperback (January 2009)
Provides an overview of the important tools and concepts relevant to intelligence analysis for strategic decision making. This book discusses a number of tools and concepts useful to build strategic insights. It provides managers with helpful concepts, tools and ideas on market intelligence and analysis.
Outsourcing-Insourcing, Hardback (February 2005)
Outsourcing became fashionable in the late 1980s, came of age in the 1990s and is now in this century a normal part of corporate life. Much of outsourcing was initially at the easily definable end of the spectrum, such as having a supplier make a component previously undertaken in house.
Competitor Analysis, Paperback (November 2000)
This book provides a comprehensive guide for marketing and planning practitioners, managers and management consultants to enable them to improve the competitor information and intelligence available to their organizations, and to use it to gain advantages over the competition.
Competitive Intelligence and Analysis, Hardback (November 1998)» View all books by Per V. Jenster
Competitor Intelligence Turning Analysis into Success David Hussey and Per Jenster The seminal work of Michael Porter in the 1980s provided a conceptual basis to competitor analysis which has stood the test of time. The emphasis of his work, and of many books by other authors which followed it, has been on the why and what of competitor analysis.
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Author Biography - Per V. Jenster
DR PER V. JENSTER is Research Professor and chairman of the MBA board at Copenhagen Business School and also on the marketing faculty of IMD (The Institute of Management, Switzerland). He was previously on the faculty of the University of Virginia and gained his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. Per Jenster has extensive industry experience including consulting to senior managers on strategic management, marketing planning, competitive analysis and cost evaluation studies. He is appointed advisor and member of the Virginia Export Council, US Department of Commerce and has served on the boards of international companies and his award winning research is widely published in more than 88 articles, books and case studies. DAVID HUSSEY is a renowned international authority on strategic management with both practitioner and consulting experience across a range of industries. Formerly Managing Director of Harbridge Consulting group Ltd, director of the Japan Strategic Management Society and a co--founder of the strategic management society, he has published extensively on strategy and related subjects and gained the 1999 Ansoff Award of the Japan Society of Strategic Management, a BCom from the University of South Africa, a DLitt from Nottingham Trent University and the professional ACIS qualification. He is currently visiting Professor at Nottingham Business School.
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