Mission and Strategy

What should you think and care about?

  • The importance of what not to do (differentiator, price/cost leader)
  • Aligning business functions with business strategy
  • Making consistent and coherent decisions
  • Anticipation of competitor’s counter moves
  • The differences between corporate, competitive and functional strategy
  • The impact of path dependency on strategy execution
  • Sustainability of the firm

What should you be able to execute?

  • Formulate a business strategy
  • Conduct scenario analysis
  • Execute the action steps according to the formulated business strategy
  • Anticipate and evaluate competitors' strategies from available data to implement countermeasures
  • Organize the business functions