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Strategy Builder: How to create and communicate more effective strategies by Stephen Cummings, Duncan Angwin

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ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY

Purpose: Environmental ecology frameworks help to analyse the environmental opportunities and threats facing your organization in greater depth.

  1. ESTEMPLE – Enables evaluation of the impact of past, present and future macro-environmental forces on a firm's strategic development.
  2. The power/interest matrix – Helps analyse the relative importance of a firm's stakeholders on strategic development and subsequently determine the most appropriate stakeholder relationships for each.
  3. Diamond of international competitiveness – Can aid in determining the relative strategic environmental advantages of particular nations or regions.
  4. The five forces of industry – Studying the combined power of the five forces helps to explore whether an industry is an attractive one, with high average margins for competitors operating in it, or not.
  5. The industry life cycle curve – A depiction of how industries tend to change over time, to exhibit particular opportunities or threats, whether in an uncertain introductory period, high-growth early phase, maturity or decline.

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