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Strategic Management: HSBC

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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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The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Abstract

This research paper is related to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. With the help of this paper, I am going to describe the strategies of HSBC. Basically, Strategic Analysis includes three types of study, i.e. EFAS (External Factor Analysis Strategy), IFAS (Internal Factor Analysis Strategy) and SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Strategy). Internal factors analysis and external factor analysis are related to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. We can call it SWOT analysis. By means of the following paper, I am going to recapitulate the variety of issues and limitations that are allied with the strategic evaluation of the HSBC.

This paper presents the effect of the strategic issues and factors on the growth and development of the company. After analyzing the internal and external factors, I am going to explain the strategic alternatives, recommendations and implementation of the strategies to resolve the problems of the company. The economic, political, social and financial factors also affect the implementation of the strategies on the company's problems. In order to accomplish the analysis of the strategies, I have collected the latest facts and figures from various Internet sources and library research.

Table of Content
Abstract.........................................................................................................2
1. Company Overview..................................................................................4
2. SWOT Analysis.......................................................................................6
a. External Factor Analysis of the Company (EFA) .......................................6
i. Opportunities........................................................................7
ii. Threats................................................................................7
b. Internal Factor Analysis of the Company (IFA) ........................................8
i. Strengths.............................................................................8
ii. Weaknesses..........................................................................9
3. Strategic Factor Analysis of the Company (SFA) ...............................................9
a. Analysis based on different factors......................................................10
4. Recommendations...................................................................................10
5. Conclusion...........................................................................................11
References.....................................................................................................12

Company Overview

HSBC Holdings plc is among one of the biggest banking groups in the world. In Forbes Global 2000, it was ranked the fifth biggest company and at the end of 2004, it was ranked as the world's third biggest banking company behind Citigroup and JP Morgan. Its head office is situated in the HSBC Tower in London's Canary Wharf. To finance British trade in the Far East in 1865, Thomas Sutherland from Scotland established the bank, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation after the name of its founding members (About HSBC, 2008).

Services: HSBC is a financial entity, which divides its business sector into four different divisions on the global base:
Personal Financial Services: HSBC offers range of personal financial services including current and savings accounts, mortgages, car financing, insurance services, credit cards, loans, etc. and serves more than 100 million customers worldwide. The Consumer Finance group eases point of sale credit to customers, and loans currency and renders related services to fulfill the financial requirements of people (HSBC: The World's Local Bank, 2008).

Commercial Banking: HSBC renders financial services to all kinds of market enterprises, that is, small, medium and middle market enterprises. The group possesses 2.5 million customers, which include sole proprietors, partnerships, clubs ...

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