Shows a chart of SWOT Analysis on IKEA explaining the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats. Includes in the analysis a reference to internal and external influences, and positive and negative influences. Shows the analysis in a simple, understandable chart.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 10:43 am ad1c9bdddf
Analyzing the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats of IKEA. Uses a SWOT chart.
Global Leadership: SWOT Analysis
PROBLEM 1: (WORD DOCUMENT)
You work for a retail children's clothing company that currently manufactures its products in Southeast Asia but is selling these products exclusively in the United States. The company is looking for opportunities to expand its market internationally and achieve higher profits. High-level managers of the company have invited mid-level managers to their brainstorming meeting to help increase the number of ideas and options.
As preparation, you and the other mid-level managers will each prepare a SWOT analysis for a major competitor (an actual company). You will then analyze these results and choose 3 elements from the analysis (a strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat) that could be used to benefit your company. Propose and support your ideas to increase profits.
Conduct a SWOT analysis for one of your company's competitors. (Remember that strengths and weaknesses are internal factors. Opportunities and threats are external factors).
If it helps you to organize your thoughts, use a SWOT table.
The assignment asks you to review 4 MNCs and look at their organizational structure not org chart. You need to focus on structure e.g. An example mechanical structure, organic structure, Matrix, functional, international division. etc.
So highlight what the mechanical structure characteristics are
Do the same for the functional structure, a 3rd for a matrix, a 4th for international division structure
This can be a picture of an already established chart
After you did that you would choose 2 and compare and contrast them.
Choose a real world MNC representing one of these structures and answer the last 2 questions:
1. How does this company transfer knowledge and information?
2. Is this the best structure for it, why?View Full Posting Details