Global Strategies

1. Global strategies are critical to survival in a global market. Consider what are some global environmental trends affecting the choice of international strategies, particularly international corporate-level strategies?

2. Throughout this course we have been discussing how ethics is integrated in all strategic management decisions. Now consider and address the following: Are there some industries in which ethical practices are more important than others? Explain how the competitive actions and responses might differ for these industries compared with a typical industry.

3. Select an organization (for example, an employer, a social club, or a nonprofit agency) of which you currently are a member. Answer the following questions in reference to the organization that you selected. What is this organization’s structure? Is the organization using the structure that is appropriate, given its strategy? If not, what structure should it use?

4. Choose a CEO of a prominent firm that you believe exemplifies the positive aspects of strategic leadership. What actions does this CEO take that demonstrate effective strategic leadership? What are the effects of those actions on the firm’s performance? Your response should focus on the key components of strategy execution.