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Analyze the relationship among corporate structure, corporate governance and corporate strategy. What steps should have been taken

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Analyze the relationship among corporate structure, corporate governance and corporate strategy. What steps should have been taken to protect shareholders’ investment in the joint venture in September of 2008?

Marketing, Corporate Structure and the Organizational Design Questions

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The ISBN is 978-1-111-82587-4 and the name of the book is Strategic Management by Hitt, Ireland and Hoskisson. It was a study done from Arizona State University. Names of the authors are: Benjamin Archer, Jessica Dunphy, Steven Carter, Ioana Ludwick, Mitchel Nosack and Aatif Qadeer.
Question 1 
Analyze the relationship among corporate structure, corporate governance and corporate strategy. What steps should have been taken to protect shareholders’ investment in the joint venture in September of 2008? 
Question 2 
Using the generic types of business level-strategies, what business Strategy is Dr. Pepper using?
5 points 
Question 3 
Explain the value proposition of a cooperative strategy. What was the value proposition of the proposed CIBC and BNY Mellon joint venture in 1996? What were the potential risks? What benefits were realized? And what expected benefits never materialized? 
Question 4 
Define business, corporate, and international – level strategy. Did Dr. Pepper increase or decrease its marketing efforts in the face of a weak economy? Criticize that decision.
Question 5 
(a) Explain the strategic management process; b) Explain how firms analyze their value chain for the purpose of determining where they are able to create value when using their resources, capabilities and core competencies. Compare and contrast Dr. Pepper’s financial with its rivals? What does that say about their performance? 
Question 6 
Explain the strategic management process. How should the changing landscape of the financial sector in coming years affect the joint venture? Is there less incentive to keep the joint venture going? Formulate a strategy about what the next phase of the joint venture should be. 
Question 7 
Analyze the relationship among corporate structure, corporate governance and corporate strategy. How was the joint venture structured? How did this structure address the concerns the various stakeholders had? 
Question 8 
(a) Analyze the relationship among invention, innovation, and imitation; b) Define strategic entrepreneurship. What are entrepreneurial opportunities that existed in this case? How did strategic entrepreneur’s take advantage of these opportunities in this case? 
Question 9 
Explain merger and acquisition strategies and how they relate to strategic competitiveness. What mergers and acquisitions has Dr. Pepper made recently? How have these enhanced strategic effectiveness? 
Question 10 
Define business, corporate, and international – level strategy. What percentage of Dr. Pepper’s revenues are generated domestically? Should Dr. Pepper focus more effort on international expansion? 
Question 11 
Criticize effective and ineffective corporate strategies. What are the elements of Dr. Pepper’s current strategy? What is your assessment of this strategy given your analysis of Dr. Pepper’s current position above? 
Question 12 
a) Discuss the value of strategic leaders in managing the firm’s resources; and b) Analyze what makes strategic leaders effective): Financial joint ventures are fairly rare. Analyze the role that Thomas MacMillian played in stewarding this joint venture? What made his efforts effective? 
Question 13 
What corporate governance mechanism does the joint venture use? 
Question 14 
Define and describe the general environment and the industry environment and how competitive forces influence the firm. What is the external environment affecting Dr. Pepper?
Question 15 
Criticize effective and ineffective corporate strategies. Dr. Pepper sells a large majority of its product to distributors who are owned (or affiliated) with its competitors? Is this a wise decision? Why or why not? 
Question 16 
What cooperative strategies could Dr. Pepper use to boost returns? 
Question 17 
Criticize effective and ineffective corporate strategies. How should joint ventures be assessed? Apply those criteria to this joint venture.
Question 18 
What risks in forming a joint venture are present here? How were these risks mitigated? 
Question 19 
What are Dr. Pepper’s Core Competencies?
Question 20 
Explain the value proposition of a cooperative strategy. Joint venture’s often fail. Thomas MacMillian addresses his reasons that this is the case. Do you agree or disagree with his assessment? Why or why not? 

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Business and Marketing Institution Date Question 1 Corporate structure is the organizational design and it`s through the structure that the strategy is administered. When changes occur in an organization, new administrative challenges may come up that requires a new structure to implement correctly. Corporate structure entails the roles and responsibilities and line of reporting. These roles directly influence the strategy implementation thus without proper structure there is no corporate strategy. Corporate structure entails the people, process, procedures, position, culture, and technology. For an organization to meet its goals, the corporate structure must be integrated with strategy. Structure support strategy, change in strategy would require a change in structure to support the new strategy. The primary structure of the organization thus become the focal point on which the strategists positions the firm so as to execute a strategy to balance internal efficiency and effectiveness. (Grant, 1998). Corporate governance is the process, the rules and practice that governs the structure and strategy in a company. Corporate governance manages the interest of all the stakeholder in the organization and provides oversight on the structure and how it implements strategies. Question 2 * Dr. Pepper focusses on opportunities in high growth and high margin categories; a focus is placed on driving growth in business in selected profitable and emergi...


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