Corporate Strategy: Strategic Policy: Evaluate the MNE’s diversification, acquisition, and collabora
Corporate Strategy: Strategic Policy: Evaluate the MNE’s diversification, acquisition, and collaboration-related strategic policy. Consider if management has made best use of these corporate strategies given the conditions of the strategy tripod framework. A. Characterize the level of geographic and/or product diversification undertaken by the MNE. Discuss the factors affecting the MNE’s diversification strategy and how they influence the scale and scope of the MNE. B. Assess the attractiveness of acquisitions strategies within the industry. If your MNE has acquired other firms along its value chain within the past five years, discuss the MNE’s motivations and outcomes in terms of the strategic and organizational fit of the initiatives. C. Assess the MNE’s strategic use of contractual and equity-based collaboration policies to boost its industry competitiveness in regard to rivals. In your answer, identify the competencies the MNE was seeking and how successful it has been in sustaining these global relationships. VII. Multinational Strategy-Structure Relationship and Global Knowledge Management: Evaluate the MNE’s multinational strategy-structure relationship and its impact on global knowledge management. Consider how the MNE has addressed the tradeoffs between global pressures for industry integration versus local responsiveness. A. Evaluate the effectiveness of the multinational strategic policy pursued by the MNE. In your answer, consider the role of global pressures for cost reductions and local responsiveness and their ability to inform management of the attractiveness of the four possible strategic approaches within the integration-responsiveness framework. B. Appraise the strategic fit between the MNE’s chosen multinational strategy and its organizational structure. How strong is the reciprocity between the strategy and organizational structure, and how does it impact the competitiveness of the firm in regard to rivals? C. Assess the impacts of the multinational strategy and organizational structure on the innovation and knowledge management capabilities of the MNE. Justify your assessment using outcomes that illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of their centralized or decentralized approach.