Strategy Management Blog

September 7, 2014

The Seven Inconvenient Truths of Business Strategy

“One of the greatest strategic challenges faced by business leaders today is the imperative to address the tension that exists between the direction in which ...

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August 28, 2014

Making Strategy a Profession: What’s in it for me?

Professional accreditation for strategy practitioners is an emerging global phenomenon. You will no doubt appreciate the many obvious benefits that make this in...

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August 27, 2014

When Taste is a primary source of sustainable competitive advantage

When tongue in cheek delivers value: An evaluation of taste a primary source of sustainable competitive advantage Speed, agility, complexity and uncertainty ...

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July 14, 2012

Strategy as Purpose: an insight into the essentials of effective Strategic Management

The official definition of strategy is “a plan of action designed to achieve a long term or overall aim”*. Logic suggests this interpretation could be readi...

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June 26, 2012

Strategy and the internet; the sting is in the tail

The story of the evolution of the Cadbury chocolate company from its humble beginnings in 1824 to its emergence as an iconic global brand carries with it one si...

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June 13, 2012

Transforming the future of Health Service providers; a strategic model of organisational transformation and renewal

Health industry administrators internationally face constant pressure to reduce operating costs, while at the same time they are pressed to meet significant inc...

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June 5, 2012

The key to success in commoditised industries: Differentiation, Focus and Flawless Execution

Prior to its collapse Hastie Group Limited (Hastie) had enjoyed year on year growth courtesy of a booming global economy and an acquisition trail that ensured s...

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May 26, 2012

The mainstream retail business model; time for reinvention?

As noted in the press recently, Australian retailers face “intense price competition, a strong dollar and consumers made increasingly skittish by the European...

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April 11, 2012

Competition to the Death: Australia Post vs. a Global Consortium in the fight to Deliver Digital Mail

National Post Offices around the world have benefited considerably in recent times from the additional income created as a result of the increased use of parcel...

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November 28, 2011

The Strategic FMCG Supply Chain in Emerging Markets

Cadbury entered the Chinese chocolate market with confidence and ambition*. With a strong presence already established in Hong Kong and Shanghai, its managers f...

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