|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic University
|المملكة العربية السعودية
الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Strategic Management (MGT 401)
Due Date: 8/10/2022 @ 23:59
|Course Name: Strategic Management||Student’s Name:|
|Course Code: MGT401||Student’s ID Number:|
|Semester: First Semester||CRN: 12198|
For Instructor’s Use only
|Instructor’s Name: Dr. Sager Alharthi|
Marks Obtained/Out of 15
|Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low|
General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
- The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
- Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
- Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
- Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
- Late submission will NOT be accepted.
- Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
- All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
- Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
CLO1. Recognize the basic concepts and terminology used in Strategic Management.
CLO2.Describe the different issues related to environmental scanning, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation in diversified organizations
CLO.5. Demonstrate how executive leadership is an important part of strategic management.
Section I. Case study (10 marks)
Read case study N.1 from your textbook entitled: The Recalcitrant Director
at Byte Products, Inc., and answer the following questions:
- Describe the ”Byte Products, Inc” industry (competitivity, rivals, growth, stakeholders…). 2 marks
- Draw the SWOT matrix for ”Byte Products, Inc”. 2 marks
- What is the major problem of ” Byte Products, Inc” and what are the main solutions provided to this company in order to improve its competitive advantage? 2 marks
- Describe the plan suggested by the board of directors to improve the demand.
- What can you recommend to “Byte Products, Inc” in order to improve the demand for its products and ameliorate its competitive advantage? Justify. 2 marks
Section II. Discussion questions (5 marks)
- Is social responsibility a driver of a corporate competitive advantage? How? Justify your answer using examples from Saudi Market. 3 marks
- Briefly describe a successful story of a strategic alliance between two companies from the real (national or international) market. 2 marks
Note. To improve your answers, you are requested to use at least 5 recent scientific references.