1) How does diversification and acquisition create value for a company and how can each destroy value for a company?
2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration and outsourcing for businesses?
3) What are the keys to and challenges of implementing strategy?
4) How can companies overcome the challenges?
5) Many companies will normally do this to some degree in conjunction with contingency planning relative to the current strategy. Ideally, companies should conduct lots of research on their industry going forward, and construct a number of scenarios based on what the future might look like in 5, 10, 15, years.
6) Examine growth strategies and strategic implementation.
7) Explain how organizational structure influences implementation.
8) Describe cultural, structural, and leadership considerations that must be incorporated into strategy implementation.