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swot analysis: Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.
 

swot analysis

Andrews, Kenneth R., Christensen, C. Roland, Guth, William D., Learned, Edmund P.

  • topic: marketing & sales and strategic management
  • period: 1966
SWOT analysis was developed by the middle of the 1960s for large organisations to determine the strategic fit between an organisation's internal, distinctive capabilities and external possibilities and to prioritise actions. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In the early 1950s, two professors of business policy at Harvard,...
 
structure follows strategy: Chandler, Alfred D.
 

structure follows strategy

Chandler, Alfred D.

  • topic: org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1962
The historian, Alfred Chandler, substantiated his 'Structure follows Strategy' thesis based on four case studies of American conglomerates that dominated their industry from the 1920's onward. Chandler described how the chemical company Du Pont, the automobile manufacturer General Motors, the energy company Standard Oil of New Jersey and the retailer Sears...
 
three generic strategies: Porter, Michael E.
 

three generic strategies

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: strategic management
  • period: 1980
Michael Porter regarded the selection of a defendable position within an industry as the end result of a competitive strategic analysis. He argued that successful, profitable companies generally choose to compete on either low costs or by differentiating their products to meet specific customer needs. Although these two strategic options are mutually exclusive,...
 
seven S model: Athos, Anthony G., Pascale, Richard T., Peters, Thomas J., Waterman, Robert H.
 

seven S model

Athos, Anthony G., Pascale, Richard T., Peters, Thomas J., Waterman, Robert H.

  • topic: org. design & development, personnel management and strategic management
  • period: 1980
The McKinsey consultants Anthony Athos, Richard Pascale, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman developed the 7 S model as a analytical framework in the late 70s when they researched organisational effectiveness. The consultants went full circle with this model by linking strategy with organisational effectiveness. McKinsey & Company began as consultancy firm...