Posts Tagged ‘ external environment ’

February classroom―environmental scanning

February 10, 2014
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February classroom―environmental scanning

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a comparative study of Tim Hortons and Starbucks to identify the competitive strengths and weaknesses of…

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Forecasting―take the Bloomberg Businessweek quiz

February 10, 2014
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Forecasting―take the Bloomberg Businessweek quiz

Forecasting plays an important role in building strategy.  An awareness of global events and trends is necessary for understanding a business’ external environment.  This Bloomberg Businessweek quiz tests the reader’s knowledge of recent past events and statistics.  Twenty questions are presented, each on a separate slide that must be answered before moving to the next…

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Bribery in the pharmaceutical industry

May 19, 2011
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Bribery in the pharmaceutical industry

Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay $21.4 million to the US Department of Justice and $7.9 million to the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office for making improper payments and receiving illegal gains from its subsidiaries’ business practices in Greece, Poland and Iraq. Accused of violating anti-bribery laws, J & J was said to have…

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Corruption risk management

May 19, 2011
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Corruption risk management

  Global Advice Network, a private Danish consultancy firm, in partnership with seven countries’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs has developed a set of managerial decision tools for SMEs who are currently doing business in emerging markets or are considering entering these markets. The tools include: country profiles, due diligence, integrity system, specific information on anti-corruption…

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Allstate Corporation-Lessons Learned from Katrina

May 3, 2011
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The largest publicly-held personal lines insurance company in the US, Allstate faced criticism for its handling of claims from Hurricane Katrina. In this video clip, Allstate CEO Thomas Wilson emphasizes the importance of quick response, when facing a disaster as significant as the Katrina aftermath. Wilson believes that it is important to make mistakes and…

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Congressional Legislation Over Time

May 3, 2011
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Congressional Legislation Over Time

Legislative decisions affect business decisions. Understanding the US Congressional landscape over time brings a perspective to strategy development that often is overlooked in the higher education classroom setting. The Dirksen Congressional Center in Pekin, Illinois, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2006 to better civic engagement through education. The animated congressional timeline provides a…

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Visual PESTEL

May 3, 2011
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Visual PESTEL

Developed for the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) by researcher Frank van Cappelle, StatPlanet is a free application that permits users to create maps and graphs of PESTEL data collected regularly from over 300 international sources. Data can be visualized by country maps, bar charts, line graphs and scatter plots…

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Industry Clusters and the Individual Offer

March 24, 2011
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Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: In light of this month’s research section article on Aerotropolis, investigate the role of the airport in your region. How is your region developing relative to the airport? What business clusters are close to your airport? Take one business cluster…

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March ’11 – EC

March 24, 2011
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Suzanne Hertz evokes the possibility of domino effects in the development of highly integrated supply chains in a 2001 research article*. In looking at the development of international Aerotropoleis this month, it occurred to me that the integrated supply chain is already a reality in the transportation industry that clusters around international airports. The reverse…

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February ’11 – EC

February 22, 2011
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A recent Prezi presentation by Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University, Dwayne Harapnuik of Abilene Christian University, and Jim Julius of San Diego State University discusses the relationship between social technologies and teaching pedagogy over time. They contend that the greatest challenge of the oral information age was accessing information; of the print information age was…

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