The strategic analysis should focus on a strategic business unit (SBU).

You are required to submit an individual report of 3,000 ± 10% words, on the Business Strategy of a major publicly listed organization in Singapore. The strategic analysis should focus on a strategic business unit (SBU). This usually means one SBU in a publicly listed corporation. Undertake the following tasks: • Describe briefly the background information of the organization selected. This information should be relevant to the discussion of your assignment and thus may include ownership, history, size, business scope, major products/services, and major markets of the organization selected. • Conduct a macro-environment analysis for the industry within which the business organization operates. Emphases should be placed on the understanding of the purpose of this analysis, the interconnectedness of the different environmental factors, and their overall impact, in terms of key opportunities and threats, on the industry. Draw your conclusion based on your analyses; • Carry out an industry or competitive analysis using Porter’s 5 forces model. Again, you are also required to pay attention to the purpose of this analysis, the inter-connectedness of different aspects of the competitive forces, the links between the competitive forces and macro environment, and their overall impact on the industry and the organization selected in terms of main driving forces in the competitive environment. • Identify core competences of the organization. Justify why the competences identified can be regarded as core competence for the organization based on the four criteria covered during the workshops. You can use the activity mapping technique to logically reason out the skills and resources that support the key activities, which underpins the reasons for success.

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