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An Overview of the Design School of Strategic Management (Strategy Formulation as a Process of Conception)  [PDF]
Alfred Sarbah, Doris Otu-Nyarko
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2014.23029
Abstract: Since its emergence in the 1960’s, the field of strategic management and strategy formulation has evolved into a complex area of study, even for the most knowledgeable and experienced strategist. Strategy Safari (FT Prentice Hall, 2002), subtitled “A Guided Tour through the Wilds of Strategic Management” by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel is an overview of the full field of academic and business studies of strategy formulation, based on previous lecture series delivered by Mintzberg. In that book, the authors identified ten (10) schools of strategy formulation. One of which is the design school. The “design school” of strategic management, which focuses on a non-complex model that perceives the process of strategic formation as a design process to reach a satisfactory balance between internal distinctive competence and external threat and opportunity. Strategy formation should be a conscious, informal and controlled process of thought. While the model has limitations, four conditions may encourage an organization to use the design school model, including when relevant knowledge has been established and a situation is stable; an organization can cope with a centrally articulated strategy; and one person can handle all data connected to developing strategy. There are several criticisms of the design school of thought on its reliability and validity. The authors have counteracted with these criticisms and explained that it is based on assumptions which are misleading, as the concept propagated by design school was over simplified and restricted in application.
Analysis of Strategy Focus vs. Market Share in the Mobile Phone Case Business  [PDF]
Ville Isoherranen, Pekka Kess
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2011.22014
Abstract: This study analyses the case business’ strategy focus in relation to its market share development by using the strategy orientation framework. The analysis framework is built to evaluate the characteristics of technology orientation (technology push), market orientation (market pull), customer focus and product focus in the case business. The framework is used to evaluate Nokia mobile phones strategy. Its successful business and business transformations contribute to the selection. The findings show strong product focus in case business strategy with developments towards market-orientation.
The Research for Exploring Product Design Characteristics by SEM via Correlated Innovation and Design Strategy  [PDF]
Yen Hsu
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2013.31002

Managers at NPD departments of Taiwan consumer electronic industry were interviewed to explore the effects innovation strategy (IS) has on design strategy (DS) and finally on product design characteristics (DC). The fitness of theoretical models and the observed data was examined. A questionnaire survey was conducted. 1300 enterprises in Taiwanconsumer electronic industry were randomly selected as the survey pool. At last, 370 effective questionnaires were collected. Their responses on the questionnaires were analyzed to test the fitness of the model with structural equation modeling analysis (SEM). A proper fitness was found for the correlation theoretical model of IS, DS, DC, and the observed data. In enterprises, IS will influence product DC, and at the same time, IS will influence product DC through DS. Among these three variables, DS serves as an independent variable and intervene variable to DC.

Internal Resource Audit for Strategists—A Proposal  [PDF]
Tom Connor
iBusiness (IB) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2011.33038
Abstract: It is the purpose of this article to suggest a structured approach to internal resource audit, which, whilst of necessity general-purpose in design, would be capable of adaptation to particular company cases. Consequently this paper does not aim at theory development, but to make a conceptual contribution to the art and practice of management. It will, however, offer some criticism of current theory from a management perspective.
A Problem Structuring Method for Innovation Strategy: A Tentative DPSIR Approach  [PDF]
Yuting Qiu, Yiyang Fan
iBusiness (IB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2013.53B017

The rise of emerging markets is restructuring the global economic and social landscape. It requires a new paradigm of global innovation strategy to meet this challenge. After reviewing possible trends in today’s world, it is suggested that the objective of innovation is to create an inclusive-and-sustainable future. To achieve this goal, this paper is concerned with the use of the Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) which encourage the participation of all stakeholders involved in decision making and policy development. DPSIR (Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Responses) framework, a particular PSMs, is employed to provide a systematic view in problem identification, analysis and solving in terms of multiple perspectives of stakeholders.

Statistical Brainteasers in Algorithms, Counting & Strategy  [PDF]
Sahand Rabbani, Hossein Shahmohamad
Open Journal of Statistics (OJS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2014.44028

We present nineteen interesting problems in Strategy and Counting along with their solutions. These problems can be used as challenging and entertaining questions for high school or first-year college students.

Sociodrama as a Creative Learning Strategy in Business Administration  [PDF]
Marcos Bidart-Novaes, Janette Brunstein, Antonio Carlos Gil, Joceli Drummond
Creative Education (CE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.514151

Sociodrama is a learning process focused on solutions for human relationship problems. It offers the opportunity for groups to clarify values and review behaviors, practicing new spontaneous and creative attitudes. The objective of this work is to analyze and discuss how sociodrama can be used as a methodological strategy for cooperative education in business administration. More specifically, to show how sociodramatic sessions can be used in different organizational contexts and to discuss how sociodramatic interventions foster creativity and change in the learning process between the main facilitator and other actors involved. To reach those objectives, three experiences are presented in the paper. The situations here presented show that the same technique, used with different groups, is a creative way to intervene and work with groups. It can serve critical thinking and group bonding, can foster motivation or help a group clarify values and define priorities.

The Impact of Strategy Training on Vocabulary Comprehension  [PDF]
Yougen Lou, Pei Xu
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.43014
Abstract: This article focuses on a study of the effect of strategy training on vocabulary comprehension. 112 sophomore English-majored students at Yangtze University were chosen as participants in a strategies-based instructional treatment or comparison group students receiving the regular vocabulary course. Data were gained through the performance of a set of two vocabulary tasks on a prepost basis by both groups and were analyzed by the tool SPSS17.0. The subsample of 24 students also provided verbal report data to show their cognitive insights into strategy use and the instruction itself. The findings showed that 1) Chinese English-majors used a variety of English vocabulary learning strategies in vocabulary learning, including metacognitive, cognitive and social/affective strategies. 2) The increased use of vocabulary strategies contributed positively to vocabulary and article comprehension.
Strategy of Enhancing Corporate Competitiveness through Operational Digitalization: Case of Axa France  [PDF]
Thierry Fleury Medard Denamguere, Xiangfeng Wu, Sokai Wiltord, Padou Maxime
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.86098
Abstract: It has been several years since trade was born between companies and different nations, or the World Trade Organization (1994) completed the idea in the context of carrying out their commercial activity without having many barriers. The evolution of the new technology has allowed a new economic boom, in order to reinforce and reinvigorate the capacity of human resources, making a state of place on the digitalization requiring a strategy of the company in the digitization and the practices to the method, going through a feasibility study that the group Axa had looked into, in order to be able to engage in competitiveness. This study has allowed us, therefore, to give concrete proposals related to the situation in which the group is complementing the work that has already been done by our predecessors, to be able to possess economic, political and cultural reforms.
A Study of Quantum Strategies for Newcomb's Paradox  [PDF]
Takashi Mihara
iBusiness (IB) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2010.21004
Abstract: Newcomb’s problem is a game between two players, one of who has an ability to predict the future: let Bob have an ability to predict Alice’s will. Now, Bob prepares two boxes, Box1 and Box2, and Alice can select either Box2 or both boxes. Box1 contains $1. Box2 contains $1,000 only if Alice selects only Box2; otherwise Box2 is empty($0). Which is better for Alice? Since Alice cannot decide which one is better in general, this problem is called Newcomb’s paradox. In this paper, we propose quantum strategies for this paradox by Bob having quantum ability. Many other results including quantum strategies put emphasis on finding out equilibrium points. On the other hand, our results put emphasis on whether a player can predict another player’s will. Then, we show some positive solutions for this problem.
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