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Business Level Strategy Formulation The essence of strategy lies in creating tomorrow's competitive advantages faster than competitors mimic the ones you possess today.
Prahalad This topic looks at business level strategy. This is the competitive strategy needed to achieve the organisation's strategic or overarching performance goals in alignment with its direction. Sustainable competitive advantage is achieved when organisations implement a value creating strategy that is grounded in their own unique resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
Organisations achieve strategic competitiveness and earn above-average returns when their unique core competencies are leveraged effectively to take advantage of opportunities in the external environment. In this topic we are concerned with how to compete successfully in each of the lines of business an organisation has chosen to engage in.
The central thrust is how to build and improve the organisation's competitive position for each of its lines while being mindful of resource implications. An organisation has competitive advantage whenever it has an edge over rivals in attracting customers and defending against competitive forces.
We want to develop competitive advantages that have some sustainability. Successful competitive strategies usually involve building uniquely strong or distinctive competencies in one or several areas crucial to success and using them to maintain a competitive edge over rivals.
Some examples of distinctive competencies are: The notes provided here are but a taster.
In addition you may like to read about perspectives on 'growth' in contemporary Australian Businesses pdf k. Remember, your goal is to evaluate your options and choose that strategy that best allows your meeting of the organisation's goals.
In addition, you must be able to defend your strategy choice to key stakeholders. Click on each of the links in the diagram below for an explanation of strategies. Competitive Tactics Although a choice of one of Porter's generic competitive strategies discussed in the linked section above can provide the foundation for a business strategy, there are many variations and elaborations.
Among these are various tactics that may be useful in general, tactics are shorter in time horizon and narrower in scope than strategies. When to make a strategic move is often as important as what move to make. We often speak of first-movers ie, the first to provide a product or servicesecond-movers or rapid followers, and late movers wait-and-see.
Each tactic can have advantages and disadvantages: Being a first-mover can have major strategic advantages when: However, being a second- or late-mover isn't necessarily a disadvantage. There are cases in which the first-mover's skills, technology, and actions are easily copied or even surpassed by later-movers, allowing them to catch or pass the first-mover in a relatively short period, while having the advantage of minimising risks by waiting until a new market is established.
Sometimes, there are advantages to being an adept follower rather than a first-mover, eg, when: Some Defensive Tactics are: Block avenues challengers can take in mounting an offensive. Signal challengers that there is threat of strong retaliation if they attack. Lower Inducement for Attacks: Eg, lower profits to make things less attractive including use of accounting techniques to obscure true profitability.
Keeping prices very low gives a new entrant little profit incentive to enter. The general experience is that any competitive advantage currently held will eventually be eroded by the actions of competent, resourceful competitors. Therefore, to sustain its initial advantage, an organisation must use both defensive and offensive strategies, in elaborating on its basic competitive strategy.
Strategies to Avoid if Possible Follow the leader - when the market has no more room for copycat products and look-alike competitors can work fine, but not without careful consideration of our particular strengths and weaknesses Try to do everything - establishing many weak market positions instead of a few strong ones Pumping more money into a losing hand Arms race - eg, some airlines - attacking the market leaders head-on without having either a good competitive advantage or adequate financial strength; making such aggressive attempts to take market share that rivals are provoked into strong retaliation and a costly "arms race.
Some techniques that can be applied to determine the existence of long-term market opportunities include life cycle and portfolio analyses. The sources of competitive advantage and their presence in the organisation, assisted by value chain analysis and benchmarking may aid decision-makers to determine the sustainability of competitive advantage.
Whether the organisation has the capabilities and resources to implement strategies successfully depends on whether it is feasible, understood and accepted by employees and managers, and consistent at all levels.
Whether feasibility can be established depends on the match between the SWOT in the form of a TOWS matrix, a strategy's suitability may also depend on its competitive position relative to its business strengths.development of the competencies of top civil servants.
Firstly, on the basis of selected literature, the paper provides a short overview of the notions of competencies and competency frameworks. Secondly, the paper describes the creation, implementation and updating of competency framework of top civil servants of Estonia.
DIVING DEEP TO IDENTIFY CORE COMPETENCES For example: G. Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, ‘The core competence of the corporation’, Harvard Business Review, vol.
68 (), no. 3, pp. 79– The idea of driving Visit the Strategy Explorers website to explore our other White Papers. Referências Bibliográficas ANSOFT, H.I. Corporate strategy: an analytic approach to business policy for growth and caninariojana.com York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Hamel Prahalad The Core Competencies Of The Corporation Harvard Business Review 68 3 79 Business Strategy Assignment This essay will follow the course of identifying the key areas of the core competency theory that the article entitled ‘The Core Competence of the Corporation', written by Prahalad and Hamel, explores as well as positioning the concepts in the wider debate of theory.
Methodology for acquisition of new technologies using the electric power train of vehicles as an example The Core Competences of the Corporation. Harvard Business Review Press Prahalad, C. K., G. Hamel. Competing for the Future.
Harvard Business Review Press. March. Internal analysis, like core competence for example, is less based on industry structure and more in specific business operations and decisions.
It emphasizes how a company should compete. The internal view is more appropriate for strategic organization and goal setting for the firm.