To prepare for this discussion, consider the organisation you work for (or one you are quite familiar with). Also review the article ?Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy?.;With these thoughts in mind, in a 750 ? 1000 word response, post your answers to the following questions to the Discussion Board by Saturday;? Perform an analysis of YOUR organizational context (considering the five competitive forces) and identify those resources in YOUR organization that are connected to competitive advantage (VRIO).;? In your follow-on response, elaborate on your experiences in applying these 'models' to your context. Focus in particular on the following issues;? Which insights did you gain and which difficulties did you encounter in applying (e.g. relating to the identification or measurement of variables) these tools?;? This follow-up discussion you should aim to respond to other students? particular contexts and compare them with your own, as well as with the case material for Coca-Cola. You should therefore see yourself not only as students, but as critical users of academic theory.;The emphasis of this week?s discussion lies not on your technical ability to apply a theoretical framework, but upon your critical engagement with these tools. It is important that you highlight how such a tool may help to identify organizational direction in your particular context ? and also which difficulties you find in applying and/or implementing the strategic directions that emanate from your analysis. You may want to refer to your particular infrastructural, cultural, industry-developmental, socio-political or historical circumstances when reflecting on the strategy tools.
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