Share
Explore BrainMass

Key organizational capabilities

1. Select a Fortune 500 company of your choice (not Southwest airlines, GE, Wal-Mart, Intel or Microsoft or Toyota) ). Analyze three key organizational capabilities that give the company a competitive advantage.
What is it about these capabilities that give the company its competitive advantage? Focus on the three best organizational capabilities demonstrated by the company by providing specific and precise facts you uncovered in your research. Online publications such as BusinessWeek and The Economist, and assorted Web sites, will help you gather these facts.
2. Would you like to work at Southwest or BMW? Why or why not? (Answer for both companies.)
3. Select a company that you believe demonstrates and excels at shared mindset and coherent brand identity (as described by Ulrich & Smallwood) as an organizational capability. How does it do so?

780 words

Solution Preview

Key organizational capabilities

1. Select a Fortune 500 company of your choice (not Southwest airlines, GE, Wal-Mart, Intel or Microsoft or Toyota) ). Analyze three key organizational capabilities that give the company a competitive advantage.
What is it about these capabilities that give the company its competitive advantage? Focus on the three best organizational capabilities demonstrated by the company by providing specific and precise facts you uncovered in your research. Online publications such as Business Week and The Economist, and assorted Web sites, will help you gather these facts.
The Fortune 500 company selected by me is Illinois Tool Work. The company makes engineered fasteners and components, equipments and specialty products. The three key organizational capabilities that give the company competitive advantage are technologically advanced products, a highly skilled sales team, and the ability to set up business units successfully in foreign countries.
Illinois Tool Works has been able to gain technological advantage in products it makes. This makes its products better than those of others in the market. The business of Illinois Tool Works is in industrial marketing. To succeed in this field, a firm requires to have a very strong sales force. The exceptional sales team of Illinois Tool Works is critical in giving it a competitive advantage. Currently, globalization includes sourcing ...

Solution Summary

This answer provides you an excellent discussion on Key organizational capabilities

$2.19