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Corporate Operational Analysis: A Procedure for Evaluating Key Factors in Internal Operations, Acquisitions, and Takeovers

Corporate Operational Analysis: A Procedure for Evaluating Key Factors in Internal Operations, Acquisitions, and Takeovers

by Jerry W. Anderson Jr., John B. Camealy


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When managers and analysts make key decisions about an organization, they need to analyze the entire breadth of basic management functions—planning, organizing, directing, and controlling—and relate them to all the management areas, such as marketing, production, and finance. Jerry W. Anderson, Jr. and John B. Camealy provide a tested model that leads the user through a diagnostic review of the entire organization and results in action recommendations. This model is unique in its capacity to pinpoint problems easily overlooked in the typical operational analysis and in its consideration of new advances in logistics. It compensates for the tendency of managers to introduce functional bias, based on their own experience or individual priorities, into the evaluation process. In the manner of a preflight checklist, this procedure guides even the most experienced management team through the analytic steps necessary for making sound business decisions.

The core framework of the book is a three-phase, problem-finding procedure. The authors provide details of each step in the process in appropriate chapters and suggest ways to use quantitative and qualitative analyses for each area. The corporate operational analysis they present has been used and proven effective by Fortune 500 companies and smaller companies over the last eight to ten years. Following their discussion of all inputs to the analysis, Anderson and Camealy demonstrate its application in a detailed case study, which offers conclusions and recommendations. Anyone involved with acquisitions, takeovers or the overall vitality of one's own firm will find this book a valuable tool, as will senior corporate executives and corporate consultants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899305356
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/09/1991
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

JERRY W. ANDERSON, JR. is Professor of Management and past Chairman of the Department of Management and Information Systems at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility, published by Quorum in 1989.

JOHN B. CAMEALY is Associate Professor of Management at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and heads his own consulting firm, Executive Development Research.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Corporate Operational Analysis

The Importance of Corporate Operational Analysis

Functional Area Review

Corporate Planning and Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Research and Development






Management Information Systems

Organization Structure and Human Resources Management

Organizational Interface, Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions

Social Responsibility and the Corporation

Multinational Business

The Procedure and Its Application and Use

The Corporate Operational Analysis Procedure

The Case for Analysis: The Midwest Chemical Products Co., Inc.

Application of the Case Analysis to the Case

Conclusions and Recommendations

Selected Bibliography


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