Case Study—Motorola, Inc.

May 31st, 2014
Anonymous
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Accounting
Price: $30 USD

Question description

Read the case study located on page 225 of the section titled Case Studies  in your textbook and prepare a 3- to 4-page report in a Microsoft Word document concerning the following situation:

As the end of the year comes to a close, the CEO is evaluating Motorola's strategic approach and its ability to produce desired results for the company in the future. The CEO has asked you to prepare a report assessing the company's current situation, reviewing its strategy, and making recommendations to maximize effectiveness.

Your report and overview should address the following key strategic issues:

  • Establish criteria for judging strategic performance by considering successes and strategies. Use a balanced scorecard framework to make sure that both financial and strategic controls are used to assess performance.
  • Define the company's core competencies.
  • Determine if the company has a sustainable competitive advantage. If you determine that a sustainable advantage exists, support your claim. If you find it lacking, recommend actions that would secure a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Identify any external environmental forces that have future strategic implications for Motorola, Inc.
  • Determine if Motorola's business strategy provides an integrated and coordinated set of commitments and actions that are based upon the company's core competencies, guides behavior toward achieving performance goals, and fits existing external environmental conditions.
  • Evaluate Motorola's acquisition strategy, taking into consideration its integration efforts.
  • Evaluate Motorola's strategy and its use of strategies to achieve company objectives.
  • Discuss the company's organizational structure and if it effectively supports Motorola's strategy.
  • Review the company's vision and the CEO's efforts to promote strategic entrepreneurship throughout the organization. What suggestions can you make to stimulate innovation?

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submission Details

Submit your document to the W1 Assignment 3 Dropbox by Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Established criteria for judging strategic performance by considering successes and strategies. Used a Balanced Scorecard framework to make sure that both financial and strategic controls are used to assess performance.

10

Defined and explained the company's core competencies.

5

Determined if the company has a sustainable competitive advantage, with supporting recommendations.

5

Identified any external environmental forces that have future strategic implications for Motorola, Inc.

5

Determined if Motorola's business strategy provides an integrated and coordinated set of commitments and actions that are based upon the company's core competencies, will guide behavior toward achieving performance goals, and fit existing external environmental conditions.

5

Evaluated Motorola's acquisition strategy, taking into consideration its integration efforts.

5

Evaluated Motorola's international strategy and its use of alliances to achieve company objectives.

5

Reviewed the company's vision and the CEO's efforts to promote strategic entrepreneurship throughout the organization and suggested ways to stimulate innovation.

5

Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.

5

Total:

50

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