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SWOT Healthcare

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SWOT Analysis: Community Hospital Problems

Strengths

The community hospital described in the scenario has a strong reputation based upon its past performance. It is called a community 'icon.' The hospital system that recently purchased acquired it has a positive attitude towards change. At the community hospital there is an influx of new leadership as old, change-resistant leaders are now retiring or leaving. There is a plan to remedy some of the problems with the community hospital, such as transitioning unionized nurses into the role of nurse managers who work on 24-hour shifts in which they oversee the entire arc of patient care.

Weaknesses

Despite clear problems such as the long delays in transferring patients, the heavy paperwork burden placed upon night staff, and the possibility of more pay for nurse managers working 24-hour shifts, there is tremendous change resistance amongst the healthcare teams to instituting reforms.

Opportunities

The change in…… [Read More]

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SWOT Company Analysis and Evaluation Project

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SWOT Company Analysis & Evaluation Project

Like any and every sector in the competitive world, the Information Technology sector has become highly competitive. There are primarily two reasons behind it. The first reason is the effects of the rapidly increasing globalization. This has triggered a sharp wave of raging competition in the corporate sector and organizations are trying to perfect the art of their marketing, management, human resource, production, supply chain and a lot of other functions all at the same time with a single objective of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. The second reason, which makes the Information Technology sector much more competitive, is the rapid progression and development in this field. Technology gets updated at a rapid rate that calls for excessive research and development. With newer players entering the Information Technology market with much more creative ideas than ever before, the existing firms are forced not only…… [Read More]

References

Pughes, E. (1995). Building IBM, USA: MIT Press.

Watson, T. (2003). A business and its beliefs: the ideas that helped build IBM. New York: Mc Graw Hill.
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SWOT Company Profile Palm Inc

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If the company launches an immediate public relations campaign to improve its public perception, it might be able to turn this situation around. This is a definite possibility, given Palm Inc.'s access to the deep pockets of Hewlett Packard. The best strategy will be to try to expand market share at the expense of Apple's iPhone 4. This would provide it with an immediate increase in market share. The other companies could be taken on at a later time as the companies fortunes got better or their products could be bought out using Hewlett Packard's considerable financial resources.

orks Cited

Apple wanted to buy palm -- report. (2010). Retrieved 14 July 2010 from http://www.phoneplusmag.com/news/2010/07/apple-wanted-to-buy-palm-report.aspx

Hp to acquire palm for $1.2 billion. (2010, April 28). Retrieved 14 July 2010 from http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/100428xa.html

Kairer, Ryan. (2010, July 14). Survey shows palm demand lacking. Retrieved 14 July

2010 from http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/6389/survey-shows-palm-demand-lacking/

Madrid, Carolina, & Madway,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Apple wanted to buy palm -- report. (2010). Retrieved 14 July 2010 from http://www.phoneplusmag.com/news/2010/07/apple-wanted-to-buy-palm-report.aspx

Hp to acquire palm for $1.2 billion. (2010, April 28). Retrieved 14 July 2010 from http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/100428xa.html

Kairer, Ryan. (2010, July 14). Survey shows palm demand lacking. Retrieved 14 July

2010 from  http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/6389/survey-shows-palm-demand-lacking/
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SWOT Strategy for Knowledge Management at Custom

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SWOT Strategy for Knowledge Management at Custom Gene Company

The topic is the development of a Knowledge Management Organization after a general Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) uncovered hidden value within the company using Medical Multimedia Case Notes.

The Mission of how the Custom Gene Company is transformed into a Knowledge Management organization.

Summary of the Case

The development of a Knowledge Management system was started at the forerunner to the Custom Gene Company at Medical Multimedia by a consultant. The consultant was hired to design an asset management system. She used a SWOT analysis to uncover hidden opportunities within the organization for a competitive edge (Haggie & Kinston, 2003). However when the project was completed it was discovered that there were other proprietary systems or applications that could benefit from the asset management system presenting strengths within the organization (Bellinger, 2004). At that point an additional project was…… [Read More]

References

Bellinger, G. (2004). Knowledge management emerging perspectives. Retrieved July 27, 2011

from http://www. systems-thinking. org/kmgmt/kmgmt. htm#tvokm

Haggie, K. & Kingston, J. (2003). Choosing your knowledge management strategy. Journal of Knowledge Management. University of Edinburgh. Retrieved July 27, 2011 from http://www. tlainc. com/articl51. htm.
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SWOT Space and QSPM Matrices for Yahoo Inc

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SWOT, SPACE and QSPM Matrices for YAHOO! Inc.

Yahoo! Incorporated is a multinational internet corporation in the computer integrated system designs industry. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994 at a time they were students at Stanford University. Initially the search engine started as a hobby for the two founders and it was referred to as 'Jerry and Yang's guide to the world wide web', after which the name was changed to Yahoo!, an abbreviation for 'Yet another Hierarchical Officious Oracle' (Yahoo! Inc., 2015). The company provides online properties and services to users and affiliates, and its major income generating activities are display and search advertising.

The company's products include: communication, search, digital magazines, and video. In communication, the main products are Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Groups, while search is made up of Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Search, both…… [Read More]

References

Bohm, A. (2009). The SWOT Analysis. Norderstedt: Books on Demand

Thompson, J. L & Martin, F. (2010) Strategic Management: Awareness & Change. (6th Ed). Hampshire: Cengage Learning

Yahoo! Incorporated (2015) Company Information. Yahoo. Retrieved 26 March 2015 from http://info.yahoo.com/company
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SWOT Nike Air Max 2012

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In addition to these accomplishments, the company also branched into over a dozen businesses and has successfully created one of the most successful supply chains globally today (Barrett, 2003). Along the way to these stellar accomplishments however Nike has been accused of going too easy on suppliers who violate child labor laws and having questionable ethics (Doorey, 2011). It has also been experiencing high legal costs due to the various approaches the company takes to protecting its brand (Nike Investor Relations, 2012). As the company pursues high growth opportunities in women's apparel including shoes, one of the fastest growing markets it competes in, it is challenged with relatively moderate growth in sales, relatively flat gross contribution margins at 10% and a Return on Assets (ROA) of 14% with little growth over the period of analysis shown in the Appendix. On top of all these factors, the competitive climate of the…… [Read More]

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SWOT the Bcg Index Was Designed to

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SWOT

The BCG index was designed to help managers determine how departments were performing in their company (NetMBA, 2002). The matrix is a simple calculation that labels the departments as a star, question mark, cash cow or dog. These designations have specific meanings as to the market position and cash flow. The company in question has had two departments analyzed using the BCG matrix. The question is to the efficacy of this analysis.

The two quadrants that the analysis came up with were those for the question mark (upper right) and the other is in the cash cow quadrant (lower left). The electronics department was rated as the question mark and the appliance division was a cash cow. The findings suggest, according to the BCG chart, that electronics is a department that consumes a lot of cash because it is growing rapidly, but it has small market share. This means…… [Read More]

References

Marketing Teacher. (2011). SWOT analysis Apple. Retrieved from http://www.marketingteacher.com/SWOT/apple-SWOT.html

NetMBA. (2002). The BCG growth-share matrix. NetMBA. Retrieved from  http://www.netmba.com/strategy/matrix/bcg/
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Analysis of Apple Market Position

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SWOT analysis for Apple

Strengths

Apple has a name renowned throughout the world as a pioneer of technological innovation and an extremely loyal customer base. There are people who will wait in line for hours to buy the newest Apple product and purchase virtually whatever Apple manufactures. Apple also has a reputation for producing quality products, as honed by its founder Steve Jobs for many years. Its iPhone, iPod, iPad, and other devices dominate the market in all their respective spheres. Apple has fanatically dedicated employees who are willing to work 60-70 hours per week to bolster Apple's creative offerings (Orlitzky, 2016, p. 6). Apple is extremely efficient in its use of organizational resources in generating new research and development, which results in considerable financial savings for the organization (Orlitzky, 2016, p. 7).

Weaknesses

The sudden loss of Steve Jobs meant that the guiding creative force which had shaped Apple's…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Orlitzky, M. 2016. Strategy and management research.
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SWOT of Rehabcare Inc

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ehab Care

Founded in 1982, the ehabCare Group Inc. is a private company that provides physical and cognitive rehabilitation program management services to approximately 1200 hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient facilities, and other long-term care facilities in the United States. The company also has a Program Management Services division that provides rehabilitation services and skilled nursing for acute conditions, a Hospital division that primarily functions in rehabilitation hospitals, and an Other Healthcare Services division that provides strategic and financial consulting services. The company's headquarters is in Louisville, Kentucky. Below is a SWOT analysis of the company:

Strengths

High quality of care.

Licensed therapists / highly skilled workforce.

Large distribution and sales networks. Experienced business units.

Weaknesses

Little investments in research and development.

Extremely competitive market.

Patient census subject to issues with the economy.

Opportunities

New markets.

New products and services.

Threats

Price changes in services.

Issues with the economy.

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References

Joynt, K.E., & Jha, A.K. (2012). Thirty-day readmissions -- truth and consequences. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(15), 1366-1369.

Needham, D.M., Dinglas, V.D., Morris, P.E., Jackson, J.C., Hough, C.L., Mendez-Tellez

A., ... & Hopkins, R.O. (2013). Physical and cognitive performance of patients with acute lung injury 1 year after initial trophic vs. full enteral feeding. EDEN trial follow-up. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 188(5), 567-576.

RehabCare (2014). About us. Rehabcare.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2014 from http://www.rehabcare.com/about-us/.
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SWOT of three major hotels

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Purchasing

The author of this brief report has been asked to do some price checking and rate review of a number of hotel chains and their available rooms for a certain set of periods in time. Overall, a number of tasks shall be completed. This includes the selection of a preferred hotel and two of its direct competitors, an overall statement as to why the analysis and review is important when it comes to the revenue of the chosen hotel, a SWOT analysis of all three hotels and the competitive advantage of the particular hotel that was singled out when it comes to the trio that is mentioned above. While pricing of hotel rooms and other accommodations may seem random and that it fluctuates entirely too much, there is most certainly a rhyme and reason to the pricing and it all comes down to supply and demand.

Analysis

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References

Expedia. (2016). Expedia Travel: Vacations, Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets & Airfares. Expedia.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016, from http://expedia.com

Hyatt. (2016). Hyatt Development: Competitive Strengths -- " Inspirational Culture. Hyattdevelopment.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016, from http://hyattdevelopment.com/competitive_strengths/inspirational_culture.html

MBA Skool. (2016). Hyatt - SWOT Analysis - USP & Competitors - Brandguide - MBA Skool-Study.Learn.Share.. MBA Skool-Study.Learn.Share.. Retrieved 26 November 2016, from http://www.mbaskool.com/brandguide/tourism-and-hospitality/2900-hyatt.html

MBA Skool. (2016). Marriott International - SWOT Analysis - USP & Competitors - Brandguide - MBA Skool-Study.Learn.Share.. MBA Skool-Study.Learn.Share.. Retrieved 26 November 2016, from http://www.mbaskool.com/brandguide/tourism-and-hospitality/2370-marriott-international.html
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Analysis and Assessment of Caribou Coffee in Order to Identify a New Marketing Approach

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New Marketing Strategy for Caribou Coffee

Situational Analysis

Company Analysis

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Marketing Proposal

Marketing Mix

Product

Pricing

Placement

Promotion

To survive firms need to adapt and change in line with the general marketplace. Many successful firm have been able successful deal with dominant competition and high levels of challenge. One firm which faces these challenges is Caribou Coffee, although the second largest coffee house chain in the U.S. it is an underdog when compared to Starbucks, with just over 400 stores across 18 states in the U.S. and 203 stores in 10 international countries, many of which are franchises (Caribou Coffee, 2016). The company has faced some setbacks due to the high level of completion within the coffee house market, closing some 80 stores in 2013, and a further 88 were converted to Peets Coffee and Tea (Leavitt, 2014; Leonard, 2013). This indicates the firm needs to…… [Read More]

References

Baye, M. (2007). Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Caribou Coffee, (2016), Home Page, retrieved http://www.cariboucoffee.com

Chaffey, D., & Smith, P. R. (2013). EMarketing Excellence. Abingdon: Routledge.

Dolgui, A., & Proth, J. (2010). Pricing Strategies and Models. Annual Reviews in Control, 34(1), 101-110.
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Bristol Myers Squibb SWOT Weaknesses and an Analysis of Their Accounting Policies

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SWOT Analysis: BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

Bristol Myers Sqibb SWOT:Weaknesses and an analysis of their accounting policies

Bristol-Myers Squibb was formed after the merger between Bristol Myers and Squibb Pharmaceuticals. The merger took place in 1989, this merger created the second largest drug company in the world. The company headquarters are in New York City and has a workforce of over 35,000 employees. Since the merger, Bristol-Myers Squibb has endeavored to be the leading developer, marketer and licenser of pharmaceutical healthcare products that are used for treatment of cancer, HIV / AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, hepatitis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

The company has been facing some challenges especially in regards to loss of market share for their biggest selling drugs to the generic drug companies. This mostly happens when the market exclusivity period of the drugs they have invented expires. This forces the company to invest so much in Research & Development so…… [Read More]