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  • This guide provides resources for industry information:

  • Size
  • Major players
  • Major trends
  • Strategic issues
  • Challenges facing industry
  • Significant trends and urgency to change faced by industry


  • This guide provides resources for company information and comparisons:

  • Leaders of the company
  • How long have leaders served in that capacity as CEO and Board of Director
  • If CEO is effective, why/why not
  • Composition of Board of Directors and why composition is viable
  • If employees in company are open to change, why or why not
  • Some of the actions the company’s CEO has initiated in light of the challenges it is facing
  • Organizational structure
  • Complexity of the environment that the company is doing business in
  • Company’s performance in at least the last 3 years and how has the major strategic issues impacted performances
  • Resources possessed by company and how their utilized
  • Major products/services offered and how established the products/services are
  • How distinctive capabilities of the selected organization are in relation to the major products/services offered
  • Company’s stance on integrity
  • How company is perceived in industry and by their customers


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