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Value Chain - Critique/Firm Level Analysis
Â·Length:A written report of approximately 2,500 words
You are to undertake a literature review of the Value Chain framework, assessing its value as a guide to developing strategy, and (in the light of your findings) analyse the resources and capabilities of an individual firm.
This assignment will allow you to demonstrate:
(a) an in-depth understanding of the Value Chain framework
(b) an ability to undertake detailed analysis of an individual firm or strategic business unit.
Part A:Value Chain Framework â€“ Critique
To successfully address this Part you you must:
1)Provide a scholarly overview of the â€œValue Chain Frameworkâ€ by finding, reading and synthesizing information from texts and peer reviewed journals.You are to comment on at least two (2) contemporary examples of the Value Chain Frameworkbeing applied in the â€œreal worldâ€.These examples must be found in peer reviewed journals published since January, 2000.
Your comments should summarise the central themes and scope of the works and identify whether they have contributed to your understanding of this framework. You must also provide a copy of the abstract of the article with full bibliographical details.
Appropriate texts and peer reviewed journals can be accessed through the UB library and your campus library or attached outside material together!
2)Write a critique of the â€œValue Chain Frameworkâ€ that provides an assessment of its usefulness as an analytical tool for understanding and developing competitive analysis. To achieve this you should reflect upon, and draw upon, the findings of the above.
Part B:Firm Level Analysis
Using an individual firm (or a strategic business unit of a firm) you are undertake a detailed resource analysis of a selected and approved firm (or a firmâ€™s strategic business unit).
This will allow you to develop a very thorough and well-based analysis of the firm's resources, capabilities and core competencies.These all influence the firm's sustainable competitive advantage and are a key consideration in future business strategy.
You should analyse the firm using a range (e.g. 2-3) of appropriate frameworks â€“ including the Value Chain Framework. This helps to reinforce that firm level analysis typically requires information to be generated from several perspectives â€“ each yielding differing outcomes.
The choice of firm is to be approved by your lecturer and your lecturer will be able to provide some appropriate guidance.
There are many approaches to undertaking firm level analysis and throughout the unit you will be provided with material and associated discussion about several of these.
Your lecturer will be able to assist you with your choice of analytical frameworks to consider using.
The assignment will be assessed against the following criteria:
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