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Cost Benefit Analysis, Functional-Level Strategies & Technical Complexity

1. How important is it that managers match organizational structure and culture to the strategy pursued? Should a cost and benefits analysis be completed in order to evaluate entrance into a new market?

2. What core competences give an organization competitive advantage? What are examples of an organization's functional-level strategies?

3. Why is technical complexity greatest with continuous-process technology? How does technical complexity affect organizational structure?

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1. How important is it that managers match organizational structure and culture to the strategy pursued? Should a cost and benefits analysis be completed in order to evaluate entrance into a new market?

Companies that attempt strategic change without considering organizational culture risk failure. A culture can happen spontaneously within a company, and managers can learn how to harness its power or be overpowered by it. Managers can take an active part in shaping an organizational culture, to try to ensure that it benefits the company's goals and its employees. When you think of companies like Southwest Airlines, GE, SAS, Intel, these are companies that have cultures that are consistent with their strategies, and they use culture to create competitive advantage. Some people view culture as this soft, fuzzy thing that can't be managed, and it can be. It can be nurtured, managed and it should be nurtured and managed in the direction that the organization desires to help it meet its goals. And if you do that, you'll have competitive advantage.

Cost and benefits are a crucial part of the business plan. Your pricing strategy is another marketing technique you can use to improve your overall ...

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