Company Analysis: Determining Strategic Capability

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It is vital for organisations to use company analysis to gainunderstanding of their limiting and enabling factors and strategiccapabilities. Profits can then be maximised by selecting the mosteffective strategies, and through successful implementation ofmergers, acquisitions and divestment opportunities.
In this book Jenster and Hussey move away from the opinion basedSWOT analysis commonly used, to provide a more objectivestep-by-step approach to objectively analysing an organisation.This important task is clearly explained, with informationhelpfully displayed in diagrams, and checklists of criticalquestions provided. In addition to the key, functional areas ofmanagement, corporate-wide approaches such as core competencies,critical success factors, industry analysis and the value chain arealso examined.
The book is illuminated with examples from the authors' ownexperiences, resulting in a practical and effective approach whichwill provide a foundation for corporate strategy and add astrategic dimension to a due diligence study - and so proveinvaluable to MBA students and lecturers in strategicmanagement.
Every manager will be asked to participate in assessing strengthsand weaknesses at some time in their career, and this book enablesa considerable improvement to be made to many commonly used methods- and for those responsible for the development of strategies, itoffers even more.

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Do you need to analyse your own and other companies? If you haveto:
* prepare a strategic plan
* review a strategic situation as a newly appointed chief executiveor manager
* consider a candidate in an acquisition, merger or strategicalliance situation
* enhance your profits
* plan a divestment situation
Then the answer is yes, and this is the book to show you how bestto do so.

About the Author:

DR PER V. JENSTER is Research Professor and chairman of the MBAboard at Copenhagen Business School and also on the marketingfaculty of IMD (The Institute of Management, Switzerland). He waspreviously on the faculty of the University of Virginia and gainedhis doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.

Per Jenster has extensive industry experience including consultingto senior managers on strategic management, marketing planning,competitive analysis and cost evaluation studies. He is appointedadvisor and member of the Virginia Export Council, US Department ofCommerce and has served on the boards of international companiesand his award winning research is widely published in more than 88articles, books and case studies.

DAVID HUSSEY is a renowned international authority on strategicmanagement with both practitioner and consulting experience acrossa range of industries. Formerly Managing Director of HarbridgeConsulting group Ltd, director of the Japan Strategic ManagementSociety and a co-founder of the strategic management society, hehas published extensively on strategy and related subjects andgained the 1999 Ansoff Award of the Japan Society of StrategicManagement, a BCom from the University of South Africa, a DLittfrom Nottingham Trent University and the professional ACISqualification. He is currently visiting Professor at NottinghamBusiness School.

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