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The Strategic Planning Process
A description of the formalized strategic planning model adopted by many firms in the 1970's.

PEST Analysis
An overview of the political, economic, social, and technological factors to be considered when analyzing the external macro-environment.

SWOT Analysis
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats - how to construct a SWOT profile when performing a situation analysis.

Competitor Analysis
Presents a framework for competitor analysis, including the determination of the competitor's objectives, assumptions, strategy, and capabilities.

The Experience Curve
The decline of costs as a function of cumulative production quantity and the strategic implications of this effect.

The Value Chain
A discussion of Porter's generic value chain, including primary and support activities and their role in developing a competitive advantage.

BCG Growth-Share Matrix
Diagram of the BCG Growth-Share Matrix with a discussion of the four categories of Dogs, Question Marks, Stars, and Cash Cows, and some of the framework's limitations.

Scenario Planning
An introduction to scenario planning, including its benefits and an overview of the scenario planning process.

Turnaround Management
Lists some causes of corporate distress and the general stages of the turnaround process.

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