Case Study 2: Philips versus Matsushita: Competing Strategic and Organizational Choices
Carefully read Case 4-1, Philips versus Matsushita, on pp. 331-347 of the Transnational Management textbook. Consider the organizational development of each firm and its implications on that company’s strategic capability.
What do you think of the change each company has made to date – the objectives, the competencies, and incompetencies? What strategic impediments and disabilities did each bring to the organizational dynamics? What recommendations would you make to each organizational leader?
Required source: Bartlett, Christopher, and Beamish, Paul (2011). Transnational management: Text, cases, and readings in cross border management (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishers. ISBN: 978-0078137112
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Include a SWOT analysis to illustrate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the strategy. Please also include a solid conclusion/summary to this case study
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Philips Versus Matsushita Name: Institution: Course: Data: Company Growth The electronics manufacturing industry is one that riddles with aggressive competition. Some the companies that have made the competition into an epic battle for supremacy are Philips and Matsushita. Philips is a Dutch company while Matsushita is from Japan. The two companies since the early nineties were involved in what is described today as epic competition in the electronics manufacturing industry. They both made some significant strategies to match and counter the level of competition between themselves and even set trends within the industry. From the different approaches taken by the management at the two companies, they both emerged to have different capabilities (Bartlett & Beamish, 2011). While Philips focused on a worldwide responsive portfolio, Matsushita, on the other hand, focused on its competitiveness globally, with close reference to highly efficient and centralized operations. Much of the strategies applied by the two companies also reflected the challenges that the companies faced in the early years of the 21st century. From the strategies that were applied during the 21st century, the companies continuously grew apart in terms of development, as they tried to forge new initiatives to keep the companies from sinking in the market turbulence at the time. A reflection on the companies today also indicates a divergence element stemming from the different strategies and app...