Strategic Management 1. Critically analyse and evaluate a range of strategic management models ranging from formulation across to implementation and from process to content led issues within an international context; 2. Undertake a strategic analysis of an organisation and in doing so generate critical insight into workable solutions which are logically presented. 3. Demonstrate critical reflection to support enhanced learning, self-awareness and interaction with others; 4. Display an awareness of an ethical and socially responsibly dimen
sion of decision making. Word count: 3000 words (maximum). Assignment Tasks With reference to the information in the case study, Conexia: Entering the US Market; Barrett et al (2010) answer the following questions. Question 1 Conduct a detailed and systematic external environmental audit of the US IT healthcare market. This should include as a minimum; PESTLE, 5-forces, industry life cycle and competitor analysis (Johnson et al, 2011, p.48ff). Overall, what do you conclude about the opportunities and threats for Conexia? (30%) Question 2 Evaluate the internal resources and core capabilities (Johnson et al, 2011, p.82ff) of Conexia. This should include as a minimum the value chain for this firm. Overall, what are the key strengths and weaknesses of Conexia? (25%) Question 3 Identify a specific partner organisation for Conexia to form an alliance with in the US IT healthcare market. Justify your response in terms of: a) the fit with the core resources & capabilities of each of the partners. b) fulfilling key stakeholder requirements in terms of profit and ethical considerations. (25%) Question 4 Evaluate the issues that the proposed alliance detailed in your response to question 3 may face in developing this closer relationship. You should focus on implementation led issues regarding the alliance. (20%) References: Barrett, A., Mohanrangan, A., Tanaka, T., & Zhao, Y., 2010. Conexia: Entering the U.S. Market. MIT Sloan Management Case 10-103. Johnson, G., Whittington, R. and Scholes, K., 2011. Exploring Strategy: text and cases. 9th edition. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall. MacLennan, A., 2011. Strategy Execution: Translating Strategy Into Action In Complex Organizations. London: Routledge.