MGT450 Analyzation of Raymond James Company Using VRIO model

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We are doing a company analysis on Raymond James company ( this is their website : )

the assignment is to Identify resources and capabilities of the firm and evaluate them using the VRIO analysis. You have two basic approaches you can use to analyze resources and capabilities:

a. One approach is to categorize resources and capabilities into four categories (physical, human, organizational, and financial) and assess each of these four resources and capabilities on each of the VRIO dimensions (value, rareness, imitability, organization).

If you use this approach, you do not repeat the financial analysis in this section. For financial resources focus more whether the financial resources that the firm has at is disposal (cash flow, equity/retained earnings, debt, outside investors for example) are sufficient to develop/pursue opportunities and sustain operating performance.

By applying these dimensions to various resources and capabilities, strengths and weaknesses should become obvious. Core competencies that lead to a competitive advantage are those resources and capabilities that meet all four VRIO criteria

See the Barney (1995) article for additional information on this approach.

b. An alternative approach is to utilize a value chain approach to classify strengths and weaknesses. To do this you will need to first identify what this company’s value chain looks like and then evaluate firm performance at each stage in the value chain (organizational infrastructure, human resource management, technology development, procurement, inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics, marketing and sales, and service). If the traditional value chain does not reflect the activities of your company, you may have to redefine the value chain to reflect what your company does.

For each stage, decide whether this value chain activity represents strength or weaknesses by applying the VRIOdimensions(value, rareness, imitability, organization).

Regardless of whether you use resources and capabilities or the value chain approach, youmust make sure that you demonstrate how performance is affected. Demonstrate how a resource, capability, or value chain activity is a strength or weakness.

For example, does the resource/capability/value chain activity hurt or help performance? Does it hurt or help efficiency? Does it strengthen or weaken corporate culture? How does your company compare to competitors?

In other words, you need to support your assertion that something is a strength or weakness. Be specific about how you know this is a strength or weakness.

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Regions Bank Resource and Capability analysis

The VRIO framework provides a basis for conducting an internal analysis of a  company through the examination of its resources and capabilities.

MGT450 Analyzation of Raymond James Company Using VRIO model
MGT450 Analyzation of Raymond James Company Using VRIO model
MGT450 Analyzation of Raymond James Company Using VRIO model
MGT450 Analyzation of Raymond James Company Using VRIO model

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VRIO, an acronym from the initials of the evaluation dimensions namely Value,
Rareness, Imitability, and Organization is a brilliant analytical technique for the assessment of a
company’s resources which consequentially results to its competitive advantage. Štefan and
Richard (2014) assert that the VRIO analysis provides a means for evaluating an organization’s
resources, in other words, the microenvironment of a company, which include the financial
resources, human resources, material as well as non-material resources for instance on
information and knowledge. VRIO as a business analysis framework is an integral part of an
entire larger firm’s strategic scheme. According to Barney (2012), every strategic process that an
organization ventures into first begins with a vision statement the advances to objectives, internal
and external analysis, strategic choices which incorporate both businesses as well as corporate
level, and lastly the process ends with an implementation of the strategy. With the application of
all these efforts, an organization hopes that the implementation of such a strategy will result in a
competitive advantage in its market place of operation. Regardless of whatever phase a strategic
model may fall under, a VRIO framework can be used for the evaluation of all the resources as
well as capabilities of that particular firm.
As suggested by the VRIO analysis model, Value stands for an assessment of whether the
organization has the potential of exploiting an opportunity or neutralizing an external threat with
the available resources or capabilities, Michael (2004). Rarity is an organization’s potential for
the control of the resources or capabilities as compared to a relative few. Imitability assesses the
difficulty or easiness in imitating the organization’s resources and capabilities. Imitability also
assesses the likelihood of having significant cost disadvantage towards a firm as a result of trying
to acquire, establish and duplicate a certain capability or a resource. Organization in VRIO
analysis refers to the examination of a firm with the aim of ascertaining whether it is organized,
ready or able to exploit the resources or capabilities. “Organization” clearly defines whether a
firm is organized in the best way to capture value. This paper uses the VRIO model for
analyzation of resources and capabilities at Raymond James company through...

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