IB 3101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Rolex, Organizational Culture, Competitive Advantage

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Published on 17 May 2017
Week 9 Chapter 12 Strategy of International Business
Actions that managers take to attain the goals of the firm
o Profitability
Is the rate of return the firm makes on its invested capital
Reduce costs
Add value and raise prices
o Profit growth
Is the percentage increase in net profits over time
Sell more in existing markets
Enter new markets
Value Created = price consumer is willing to pay (value to consumer) cost of
Cost Leadership Strategy
Minimize costs
Ex. Micron
Differentiation Strategy
Competitive advantage by having unique features
Ex. Rolex, McDonald’s, PWC
Primary Activities
Involves creating the product, marketing and delivering the product to
buyers, and providing support and after-sale service to the buyers of the
o R&d
o Production
o Marketing
o Sales
o Customer service
o Design
Support Activities
Provides the inputs that allow the primary activities of production and
marketing to occur
o Information systems
o Logistics
o HR
Organization architecture
The totality of a firm’s organization - formal organizational structure, control
systems and incentives, organizational culture, processes, and people
Organizational structure
The formal division of the organization into subunits
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