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Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy

MGT485-0803B-04 Global Strategic Management
Assignment Name: Unit 4 Individual Project

Details: Research HSBC (http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/investor-relations.com).
Using your readings, the Library, and the Internet, and any additional resources necessary, you are being asked to complete the following sections of a Strategic Audit (See examples starting on page 78 and appendix 11.C):

Analysis of Strategic Factors. Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Summary) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word assignment. No comments are needed on the IFAS and the EFAS tables, but comments are needed on the SFAS table, which is the foundation for this assignment (You will submit one Excel file that will include three separate sheets, one for the IFAS, one for the EFAS and one for the SFAS). As a reminder, two files are to be submitted: One Excel file (counting for three pages) and one Word file (five to seven pages double-spaced). You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments.

Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy Here you will be graded on your ability to analyze economic, socio-cultural, political-legal, technological, and financial data to justify your available strategies and the one(s) you recommend.

Implementation: Describe the implementation of the strategy(ies) you recommended.

Evaluation and Control How do you evaluate the performance of your implemented strategy(ies)? For a sample outline of a Strategic Audit, review examples starting on page 78 and appendix 11.C.

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Research HSBC (http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/investor-relations.com).
Using your readings, the Library, and the Internet, and any additional resources necessary, you are being asked to complete the following sections of a Strategic Audit (See examples starting on page 78 and appendix 11.C):

Analysis of Strategic Factors. Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Summary) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word assignment. No comments are needed on the IFAS and the EFAS tables, but comments are needed on the SFAS table, which is the foundation for this assignment (You will submit one Excel file that will include three separate sheets, one for the IFAS, one for the EFAS and one for the SFAS). As a reminder, two files are to be submitted: One Excel file (counting for three pages) and one Word file (five to seven pages double-spaced). You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments.

Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy Here you will be graded on your ability to analyze economic, socio-cultural, political-legal, technological, and financial data to justify your available strategies and the one(s) you recommend.

Implementation: Describe the implementation of the strategy(ies) you recommended.

Evaluation and Control How do you evaluate the performance of your implemented strategy(ies)? For a sample outline of a Strategic Audit, review examples starting on page 78 and appendix 11.C

As per wikipedia:
HSBC Holdings plc (LSE: HSBA, SEHK: 0005, NYSE: HBC, Euronext: HSBC, BSX: 1077223879) is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, headquartered in London. It is the world's largest company and the world's largest banking group, as calculated based on different metrics by the annual Forbes list of the world's largest firms published on April 2, 2008. In February 2008, HSBC was named the world's most valuable banking brand by The Banker magazine

As per the website :
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 9,500 offices in 85 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 200,000 shareholders in some 100 countries and territories. The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Receipts.

Through an international network linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities.

Our principles and values

The HSBC Group is committed to five core business principles:

* outstanding customer service;
* effective and efficient operations;
* strong capital and liquidity;
* prudent lending policy;
* strict expense discipline;

Our business principles are supported by loyal and committed employees who make lasting customer relationships and international teamwork easier to achieve.

HSBC also operates according to certain key business values:

* the highest personal standards of integrity at all levels;
* commitment to truth and fair dealing;
* hands-on management at all levels;
* commitment to quality and competence;
* a minimum of bureaucracy;
* fast decisions and implementation;
* putting the team's interests ahead of the individual's;
* the appropriate delegation of authority with accountability;
* fair and objective employer;
* a diverse team underpinned by a meritocratic approach to recruitment/selection/promotion;
* a commitment to complying with the spirit and letter of all laws and regulations wherever we conduct our business;
the exercise of sustainability through detailed assessments of lending proposals and investments, the promotion of good environmental practice and sustainable development, and commitment to the welfare and development of each local community.

HSBC's reputation is founded on adherence to these principles and values. All actions taken by a member of the HSBC Group or staff member on behalf of a Group company should conform with the principles and values. Additionally, we have codes of conduct for staff in all operations.

Many areas of sustainability provide opportunities to collaborate with other financial services organisations through international commitments to establish best practice.

http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/sustainability/sustainability-at-hsbc/our-principles-and-values
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC

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