MGM or VALEANT. Complete Sections II (part A & B), III and IV (part A).

Case Study #2: Case options—MGM or VALEANT. Complete Sections II (part A & B), III and IV (part A).

I.    Introduction: Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose
In the introduction, briefly outline what the company does, how it developed historically, what problems it is experiencing, and how you are going to approach the issues in the case write-up.
a.    Briefly summarize and present critical facts from the case that affected the company’s history (strategic direction and performance). Note: Continue from here please
b.    Explain how these critical facts lead to a particular focus for your analysis. Note: Continue from here please
c.    State any important assumptions about case facts on which your analyses are based. Note: Continue from here please
II.    20 points: Situation Analysis
a.    10 points: General environmental analysis
i.    Evaluate trends in each segment of the general environment. Note: Continue from here please
ii.    Predict the segments that you expect to have the most significant influence on the company over the next several (5 to 10) years. Note: Continue from here please
b.    10 points: Industry analysis
i.    Porter’s five forces model—Examine the five forces affecting the firm’s profitability potential. Note: Continue from here please
ii.    Determine the attractiveness of the industry (or segment of the industry) in which the company is competing. Note: Continue from here please
c.    Competitor analysis
i.    Strategic groups—Create a strategic group map to identify the firm’s competitors. Note: Continue from here please
ii.    Analyze each competitor in terms of market commonality and resource similarity. Note: Continue from here please
d.    Internal analysis
i.    Evaluate capabilities in terms of the four criteria of sustainable competitive advantage. Note: Continue from here please
ii.    Perform a value chain analysis. Note: Continue from here please
III.    10 points: SWOT Analysis
Analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats identified in the situation analysis sections for configurations that may benefit the company’s efforts to perform well. Note: Continue from here please
IV.    55 points Solutions and Recommendations: Strategy Formulation and Implementation
a.    Strategic Formulation Note: Continue from here please
i.    10 points: Customer analysis–identify who the target customer is currently& what needs the firm is currently satisfying Note: Continue from here please
ii.    10 points: Current business strategy–identify the company’s corporate-level strategy
iii.    15 points: Strategic alternatives (develop alternatives) Note: Continue from here please
iv.    15 points: Alternative evaluation (which alternative has the most potential, why) Note: Continue from here please
v.    5 points: Alternative choice (your recommendation and supporting rationale)  Note: Continue from here please
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b.    Strategic Alternative Implementation
i.    Action items Note: Continue from here please
ii.    Action plan Note: Continue from here please
iii.    Appendices Note: Continue from here please
iv.    References Note: Continue from here please

15 points: Writing Mechanics/Style and Overall Expectations
i.    Note: Continue from here please

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