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Berkshire Hathaway

Research Berkshire Hathaway (http://www.berkshirehathaway.com).

Develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS and one sheet for the IFAS), and a written in MS Word.

The description of both your environmental and internal scanning process, including what factors you considered and why will be in your MS Word file.

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Berkshire Hathaway: IFAS & EFAS

Berkshire Hathaway is a multinational diversified company that deals primarily in the insurance business covering property and accidental insurance and reinsurance. It is a holding company which has its headquarters in the U.S. Apart from insurance business, it deals in retailing, apparel, providing flight and building supplies services (Selikoff, 2008). Warren Buffet, the company's CEO, in the initial years focused on making long term public investments, but later he changed this strategy and started purchasing the companies for expanding its business. The company conducts its business ethically and its values & principles are exhibited in the way employees do their work (Berkshire Hathaway profit tumbles 77 per cent, 2008, November, 8).
SWOT Analysis
SWOT analysis mainly comprises of the internal factor analysis summary and external factor analysis summary. SWOT analysis of the company will be helpful in analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the company in the competitive business environment.
Internal Factor Analysis Summary
Internal factor analysis summary mainly comprises of the strengths and weaknesses of the company. It assists the company in strengthening its strengths, so as to overcome its weaknesses.
Large base of Blue Chip Companies: Berkshire Hathaway has invested a huge amount of money in blue chip companies. Blue chip companies are those well established companies whose stock prices do not fluctuate continuously and they hold a secure position in ...

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