Week 3 discussion questions

Questions/Business/ManagementWeek 3 discussion questions
How can three techniques–Porter’s four competitive strategies, diversification and synergy, and the BCG matrix–help a company formulate strategy? Which strategy would you as a manager have the most faith in? Why?
What is strategic positioning, and what are the three principles that underlie it? What’s the five-step recipe for the strategic-management process? How would or does this process serve to position your company for success? Explain.

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STRATEGY FORMULATION *
Date due
Strategic Formulation
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