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Business and competitive analysis : effective application of new and classic methods / Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Fleisher, Craig S.
Publication:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Financial Times Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxxii, 491 p. ) ill. ;
Edition:
1st edition
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Subjects:
Business intelligence.
Competition.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
“I believe that this book will fill a great need for both full-time competitive intelligence practitioners, and those looking to add analytical skills to their managerial tool kit.” --Bill Fiora, Partner and Founder, Outward Insights “All practicing managers and business decision makers should be grateful to Fleisher and Bensoussan for showing them how their analysis work can become more rigorous and their approach less casual. Accept no imitations. This is the genuine article.” --Sheila Wright, Director of the Competitive Intelligence-Marketing Interface Teaching and Research Initiative (CIMITRI) at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University The Definitive How-To Guide for Business and Competitive Analysis Transform raw data into compelling, actionable business recommendations Answer the questions executives ask–“What?” “So What?” and “Now What?” Today’s 24 most valuable techniques: how to choose them, how to use them For everyone who performs analysis: managers, consultants, functional specialists, and strategists A completely new book by the authors of the popular Strategic and Competitive Analysis Business success begins with deep clarity about your competition and your business environment. But, even as data gathering has improved dramatically, few business professionals know the state-of-the-art techniques for analyzing their data. Now there’s a comprehensive, immensely practical guide to today’s best tools and techniques for answering tough questions and making actionable recommendations. Business and Competitive Analysis begins with end-to-end guidance on the analysis process, including defining problems, avoiding analytical pitfalls, choosing tools, and communicating results. Next, the authors offer detailed guides on 24 of today’s most valuable analysis models: techniques that have never been brought together in one book before.They offer in-depth, step-by-step guidance for using every technique–along with realistic assessments of strengths, weaknesses, feasibility, and business value. You are flooded with data. This book will help you transform that data into actionable insights and recommendations that enterprise decision makers cannot and will not ignore. Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan begin with a practical primer on the process and context of business and competitive analysis: how it works, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to communicate results. Next, they introduce their unique FAROUT method for choosing th...
Contents:
Acknowledgments
About the authors
Preface
Business and competitive analysis: definition, context, and benefits
Performing the analysis process
Avoiding analytical pitfalls
Communicating analysis results
Applying the FAROUT method
Industry analysis (the nine forces)
Competitive positioning analysis
Business model analysis
SERVO analysis
Supply chain management (SCM) analysis
Benchmarking analysis
Mckinsey 7S analysis
Shadowing
Product line analysis
Win/loss analysis
Strategic relationship analysis
Corporate reputation analysis
Critical success factors analysis
Country risk analysis
Driving forces analysis
Event and timeline analysis
Technology forecasting
War gaming
Indications and warning analysis
Historiographical analysis
Interpretation of statistical analysis
Competitor cash flow analysis
Analysis of competing hypotheses
Linchpin analysis.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Contributor:
Bensoussan, Babette E.
ISBN:
0131873660
9780131873667