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6. Turning Corporate Social Responsibility-Driven Opportunities in Competitive Advantages: A Two-Dimensional Model

Read “Turning Corporate Social Responsibility-Driven Opportunities in Competitive Advantages: A Two-Dimensional Model,” by Calabrese, Costa, Menichini, Rasati, and Sanfelice, from Knowledge and Process Management (2013).

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UNIT 4

A

What are the major elements of strategic planning? Refer to HBS case reprint, Southwest Airlines: In a Different World. What elements of strategic planning are present in the case study? Based on the case study, what are the major challenges of strategic planning, especially for large, complex organizations like Southwest airlines? What challenges does strategic planning on such a large scale pose for leaders?

B

What have you experienced or what do you anticipate as the most challenging aspect of strategic planning in your field of interest? What do you think can be done to improve strategic planning processes in your own organization or field?

RESOURCES

Textbook

1. Management

Read Chapters 7 and 8 in Management. 

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2013/management_ebook_11e.php

2. Southwest Airlines: In a Different World

Read Harvard Business School (HBS) case reprint, Southwest Airlines: In a Different World (2013).

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/harvard-business-school-press/2010/southwest-airlines_in-a-different-world_ebook_1e.php

Electronic Resource 

1. Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Watch “Overview of the Strategic Planning Process,” by Virtual Strategist (2012), located on the YouTube website.

2. Strategic and Operational Planning

Read “Strategic and Operational Planning,” located on the Taugher Change Catalyst Consulting website.

http://www.taugher.com/strategic-planning.htm

e-Library Resource 

1. Management Use of Strategic Tools for Innovating During Turbulent Times

Read “Management Use of Strategic Tools for Innovating During Turbulent Times,” by Tassabehji, from Strategic Change (2014).

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2. Strategic Intent

Read “Strategic Intent,” by Hamel and Prahalad, from Harvard Business Review (2005).

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3. Strategy Execution A Four Step Process

Read “Strategy Execution: A Four Step Process,” by Morgan, from MWorld (2010).

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Other

1. SWOT Analysis

Review the “SWOT Analysis” template in preparation for the Strategic Planning: SWOT Analysis assignment.

LDR-620-R-SWOTAnalysis.docx

MODULE 5

A

In “Business Model Innovation in Practice,” Euchner and Ganguly (2014) discuss the challenge of implementing innovations within organizations that are naturally resistant to change. They present a systematic approach for integrating innovations to increase the likelihood of acceptance and success. Review their five-step approach and discuss how the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) can be leveraged within in their suggested approach to assist organizations in implementing successful innovations.

B

What do you anticipate will be the greatest challenge of operationalizing strategy across various business functions? Do you think the challenges change depending on the circumstances? Provide an example within your field.

RESOURCES

Textbook

1. Management

Read Chapter 11 in Management. Review Chapters 7 and 8.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2013/management_ebook_11e.php

Electronic Resource

1. Business Model Innovation in Practice

Read “Business Model Innovation in Practice,” by Euchner and Ganguly, from Research Technology Management (2014).

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2. Stakeholder Analysis

Read “Stakeholder Analysis,” located on the Mind Tools website. In addition, view the video “Stakeholder Analysis Video: Stakeholder Management and Power Interest Grid Example” that accompanies the article.

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_07.htm

3. Strategy Mapping Overview

Watch “Strategy Mapping Overview,” by Knowles (2013), located on the YouTube website.

e-Library Resource

1. Business Ethics and the Development of Intellectual Capital

Read “Business Ethics and the Development of Intellectual Capital,” by Su, from Journal of Business Ethics (2014).

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2. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Real Options Approach to the Challenge of Financial Sustainability

Read “Corporate Social Responsibility: A Real Options Approach to the Challenge of Financial Sustainability,” by Bosch-Badia, Montilor-Serrats, and Tarrazon-Rodon, from PLoS One (2015).

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3. Innovation Agendas: The Ambiguity of Value Creation

Read “Innovation Agendas: The Ambiguity of Value Creation,” by Daniel and Klein, from Prometheus (2014)

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4. Intellectual Capital Approach to Modern Management Through the Perspective of a Company’s Value Added

Read “Intellectual Capital Approach to Modern Management Through the Perspective of a Company’s Value Added,” by Survilate, Tamosiuniene, and Shatrevich, from Business: Theory and Practice (2015).

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5. Stakeholder Analysis

Read “Stakeholder Analysis,” by Gilstein, from Salem Press Encyclopedia (2013).

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MODULE 6

A

Return to HBS case reprint, “Southwest Airlines: In a Different World.” The case study makes it clear that a significant shift in organizational strategy requires collaboration across multiple departments, or functions, within a business. Review the case and discuss how you think Southwest’s plan to serve La Guardia would impact two primary business functions (e.g., marketing, operations, human resources, finance, accounting, and IT). Consider how coordinating efforts of the two functions to successfully serve La Guardia might affect management and decision making. How integral is collaboration among business functions to the success of Southwest’s plan? Cite specifics from the case in your response.

B

Provide an example in which managerial decision making has positively or negatively affected you? How did the personal decision-making styles used by managers apply to the situation? What is your take away from the example you provided after your reading about managerial decision making in this topic?

RESOURCES

Topic: Tactical Planning (Continued)

 

Textbook 

1. Management

Read Chapters 9 and 12 in Management. Review Chapters 7 and 8.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2013/management_ebook_11e.php

2. Southwest Airlines: In a Different World

Review Harvard Business School (HBS) case reprint, “Southwest Airlines: In a Different World”(2013).

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/harvard-business-school-press/2010/southwest-airlines_in-a-different-world_ebook_1e.php

e-Library Resource 

1. (How) Does the HR Strategy Support an Innovation Oriented Business Strategy? An Investigation of Institutional Context and Organizational Practices in Indian Firms

Read “(How) Does the HR Strategy Support an Innovation Oriented Business Strategy? An Investigation of Institutional Context and Organizational Practices in Indian Firms,” by Fang and Saini, from Human Resource Management (2010).

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2. Big Data: An Innovative Way to Gain Competitive Advantage Through Converting Data into Knowledge

Read “Big Data: An Innovative Way to Gain Competitive Advantage Through Converting Data into Knowledge,”

by Bhadani, from International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science (2015).

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3. Outsourcing: A Strategic Risk?

Read “Outsourcing: A Strategic Risk?” by Relph and Parker, from Management Services (2014).

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4. Practicing Human Resource Strategy: Understanding the Relational Dynamics in Strategic HR Work by Means of a Narrative Approach

Read “Practicing Human Resource Strategy: Understanding the Relational Dynamics in Strategic HR Work by Means of a Narrative Approach,” by Kaudela-Baum and Endrissat, from German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management (2009).

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5. Responsible Leadership and Stakeholder Management: Influence Pathways and Organizational Outcomes

Read “Responsible Leadership and Stakeholder Management: Influence Pathways and Organizational Outcomes,” by Doh and Quigley from the Academy of Management Perspectives (2014).

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6. The Relationship Between Intellectual Capital With Economic Value Added and Financial Performance

Read “The Relationship Between Intellectual Capital With Economic Value Added and Financial Performance,” by Salehi, Enayati, and Javadi, from Iranian Journal of Management Science: A Quarterly (2014).

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MODULE 7

A

An organization’s landscape can be expansive and complex. Most organizations rely heavily upon information technology as a way to achieve outcomes. Conduct a needs assessment on your current organization or a familiar organization. Evaluate the cross-functionality of departments to identify gaps or opportunities for more effectively utilizing information technology to improve collaboration, efficiency, and communication. Recommend improvements based on your assessment. Include an explanation of the benefits in your proposal.

B

Respond to the “Apply Your Skills: Case for Critical Analysis: Email Adventure,” located at the end of Chapter 17 in the Management textbook.

RESOURCES

Textbook

1. Management

Read Chapters 10 and 17 and the Appendix in Management. 

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/cengage/2013/management_ebook_11e.php

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