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Strategic Management of Apple Inc. and Samsung Group

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1. Analyze the existing business strategies, domestic and global environments, industry, and internal capabilities for both Apple and Samsung. Assess the significant manner in which each company's mission and vision align with the long-terms goals and strategic direction of the organization.
2. Analyze the central manner in which the strategies of each company's business leaders have adapted to cultural differences in order to both facilitate effective operations within global markets and drive new strategic initiatives with improved innovation excellence. Provide one (1) example of such strategies in use from each company to support the response.
3. Evaluate the superiority of each company's organizational competencies in terms of entrepreneurial capabilities, organizational design capabilities, and strategic capabilities geared toward increased performance and profitability. Include one (1) example of such superiority from each company to support the response.
4. Evaluate the success of both companies' corporate-level strategies in terms of horizontal integration, vertical integration, strategic outsourcing, or diversification. Next, determine the type of strategy that contributed most effectively to the creation of a successful and profitable multi-business model. Provide a detailed rationale to support the response.
5. Analyze the strategies that the internal leadership of both Apple and Samsung has taken to discourage unethical behaviors. Provide at least three (3) examples of such leadership in action from both companies to support the response.

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1. Analyze the existing business strategies, domestic and global environments, industry, and internal capabilities for both Apple and Samsung. Assess the significant manner in which each company's mission and vision align with the long-terms goals and strategic direction of the organization.

Focus on strengths within the targeted marketplace audience, such as, Samsung Corporation main positives relate to the following:
a) Hardware integration with "many key open source OS and software"
b) Engineering and producing newer hardware parts that consumers primarily select than the other competitor (Samsung TV is a pioneer in selling products in global marts for dominance compared to Apple TV that entered such a marketplace and aiming to increasing such consumer share accordingly). The key is engineering technology that's susceptible to targeted consumer desired product.

The Samsung and Apple have sufficient products to entering targeted product specifications that attract consumers accordingly due to market trends. The global environments offer a vantage point to the product specifications that satisfies demand accordingly.

2. Analyze the central manner in which the strategies of each company's business leaders have adapted to cultural differences in order to both facilitate effective operations within global markets and drive new strategic ...

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