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Analysis Without Paralysis: 10 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions / Edition 1

Analysis Without Paralysis: 10 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions / Edition 1

by Babette E. Bensoussan


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ISBN-13: 9780132619578
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 06/22/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Babette E. Bensoussan is Managing Director of The MindShifts Group, a consultancy with more than 16 years experience attending to Australian, Asian, and global Fortune 500 companies, as well as SMEs, in strategic business and marketing planning, competitive intelligence, and strategic analysis.

Craig S. Fleisher is the Windsor Research Leadership Chair and Professor of Strategy, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor. He was 2006 President of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, inaugural chair of the Competitive Intelligence Foundation, and founding editor of the Journal of Competitive Intelligence and Management.

Bensoussan and Fleisher are coauthors of Strategic and Competitive Analysis as well as Business and Competitive Analysis.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Business Management and the Role of Analysis 3

Chapter 2 The Analysis Process 15

Part II Analysis Tools 27

Chapter 3 BCG Growth/Share Portfolio Matrix 29

Chapter 4 Competitor Analysis 49

Chapter 5 Financial Ratio and Statement Analysis 67

Chapter 6 Five Forces Industry Analysis 95

Chapter 7 Issue Analysis 111

Chapter 8 Political Risk Analysis 131

Chapter 9 Scenario Analysis 151

Chapter 10 Macroenvironmental (STEEP/PEST) Analysis 169

Chapter 11 SWOT Analysis 183

Chapter 12 Value Chain Analysis 199

Index 221

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Analysis Without Paralysis 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Developing a good corporate strategy requires rigorous analysis. You don't need to become a quant or a statistics expert, but you should understand how worthwhile analytics abet planning. Strategic analysis expert Babette E. Bensoussan and management professor Craig S. Fleisher explain, in simple terms, 10 classic, tried-and-true diagnostic techniques in this introduction to strategic development. This isn't a book for nerds, but for business executives and managers who need to know the basics of analysis so they can develop better corporate strategies. This guide is easy to use, with concise but thorough introductions to major analytical tools, their pros and cons, and step-by-step instructions for how to implement each one. getAbstract recommends this useful primer on corporate analytics to any managers who need grounding in this important discipline.
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