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To prepare for this discussion, consider the organisation you work




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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