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Analysis Without Paralysis : 10 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions,9780132361804

Analysis Without Paralysis : 10 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions

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The practical, plain-English guide to strategic and business analysis for every manager! bull; Proven tools for getting results - even if you've never been responsible for analysis before. bull; Demystifies all these key techniques: BCG Matrix, Porter's Five Forces, SWOT, value chain analysis, scenario analysis, and much more. bull; Presents step-by-step techniques and real-world case study examples.

Author Biography

Craig S. Fleisher is the Windsor Research Leadership Chair and Professor of Strategy, Odette School of Business.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Business Management and the Role of Analysisp. 3
The Increasing Need for Effective Analysisp. 8
Concluding Observationsp. 11
The Analysis Processp. 15
What Is Analysis?p. 18
Analysis Toolsp. 27
BCG Growth/Share Portfolio Matrixp. 29
Description and Purposep. 29
Strengthsp. 35
Weaknessesp. 36
How to Do Itp. 38
Competitor Analysisp. 49
Description and Purposep. 49
Strengthsp. 51
Weaknessesp. 51
How to Do Itp. 52
Financial Ratio and Statement Analysisp. 67
Description and Purposep. 67
Strengthsp. 70
Weaknessesp. 70
How to Do Itp. 73
Five Forces Industry Analysisp. 95
Description and Purposep. 95
Strengthsp. 100
Weaknessesp. 101
How to Do Itp. 102
Endnotep. 109
Issue Analysisp. 111
Description and Purposep. 111
Strengthsp. 113
Weaknessesp. 114
How to Do Itp. 115
Political Risk Analysisp. 131
Description and Purposep. 131
Strengthsp. 132
Weaknessesp. 134
How to Do Itp. 135
Endnotesp. 150
Scenario Analysisp. 151
Description and Purposep. 151
Strengthsp. 156
Weaknessesp. 157
How to Do Itp. 158
Endnotep. 167
Macroenvironmental (STEEP/PEST) Analysisp. 169
Description and Purposep. 169
Strengthsp. 172
Weaknessesp. 174
How to Do Itp. 175
SWOT Analysisp. 183
Description and Purposep. 183
Strengthsp. 188
Weaknessesp. 189
How to Do Itp. 190
Value Chain Analysisp. 199
Description and Purposep. 199
Strengthsp. 204
Weaknessesp. 205
How to Do Itp. 206
Indexp. 221
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