SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
– SFAS (strategic factor analysis summary)
What strategy do YOU SUGGEST they follow (strategy formulation)?
– Functional Strategy: core competency, distinctive competency, etc.
– Business Strategy: low-cost, differentiation, focus, etc.
– Corporate Strategy: growth, stability, retrenchment, etc. – what is their ‘corporate strategy’ (if they are a multi-business enterprise)? And what does their portfolio look like (e.g., BCG — Boston Consulting Group; GE Matrix, Corporate Parenting)? Which areas do they want to grow, which do they want to keep stable, and which do they want to scale back from (retrench)