Category ArchiveStrategic Management

Worcester Beef (A brief Case Study/Business Analysis)

1. Executive Summary
Worcester beef company has grown from a small retail meat store bought by Edward Grant and Manuel Searles in 1943 to a conglomerate of companies including cold storage company, real estate holding, stocks and a truck leasing company. It also owns

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UPS (A brief Case Study/Business Analysis)

1. Executive Summary
In 1907, Jim Casey founded the American Messenger Company, which is known today as United Parcel Service (UPS), with his friend Claude Ryan, Lukas, P., Overfelt, M. (2003).The company has since then grown from providing services within its local

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Plastechnology (A brief Case Study/Business Analysis)

1. Executive Summary
The plastic injection molding industry is a huge market that continues to grow due to demand of the products and services in almost every industry sector. A new business start-up is planned to debut in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning

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New York Cheek (A brief Case Study/Business Analysis)

1. Executive Summary
The New York Cheek, a company manufacturing and selling casual garments in New York is making good sales and needs finance to carry out the necessary expansion. The founder, Mellanie Ross, has not been successful in securing adequate business

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Alignment of Strategy with Structure Using Management Control Systems

Alignment of Strategy with Structure

Alignment of Strategy with Structure

Executives of multibusiness firms are increasingly using management control systems (MCS) to align corporate strategy with organizational structure to create synergies across business units. Senior managers find that it is no longer practical to expend vast resources to continually restructure their organizations in order to align with changes in strategy and environmental conditions (Luke, Walston and Plummer, 2004). Instead, more organizations are learning a far more effective approach–choose an organizational structure that works without major conflicts, and then design MCS to align that structure with strategy (Kaplan and Norton, 2006).

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