Telstra – SWOT analysis

Executive summary: This strategic report is investigating Australia’s dominant telecommunications company, Telstra, which offers an extensive range of services including communications and technology. The critical analysis of Telstra’s internal and external environments as well as management theories, the Bureaucratic and Human Relations theory can be valuable to the company as it determines which is best … Read more

Centrica Plc Internal and External Analysis Report (SWOT, PESTLE, Porter’s)

Background Information Centrica PLC is an energy providing company in the United Kingdom that supplies Electricity and Gas to households in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, the company’s headquarters is located in Windsor, Berkshire (Centrica.com). Furthermore, Centrica owns British Gas, British Gas will be used for comparison terms. They are currently the market … Read more

Ernst & Young SWOT analysis & recommendations

Introduction: ERNST AND YOUNG (EY) is a financial consulting firm having global presence and providing quality solutions globally. Their four service lines includes Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services. EY have expertise in audit and financial services. Clients of EY ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies from different industries. Major competitors of EY … Read more

Starbucks SWOT analysis

Strengths The Starbucks Company distributes its products through many alternative channels to reach its customers. The company’s products are distributed through domestic and international distributor channels, as well as coffee shops. The domestic distribution channel distributes the products through the grocery stores, wholesale stores, independent retailers and internet retailers. Internationally, the company distributes its products … Read more

Musahamat Farms (Bananas) SWOT & PESTLE analysis

Bananas are grown by millions of small-scale farmers and plantation workers in tropical regions. Musahamat Farms Ltd. Ghana is an Agricorp Holdings company that operates in the Agriculture sector producing, packing and shipping premium quality “Senorita®” and “Hermanita®” branded Cavendish bananas to global export markets including the European Union, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi … Read more

Valueshops – SWOT, PESTEL, Porter’s analysis

Every business has its strengths and weakness, to analyze Valueshops’ SWOT analyses was used. After a thorough research and analyses, Valueshop has carried its SWOT analyses as such: Strength The biggest strength of Valueshop is that they provide range of products, so that everyone’s needs are catered for. This is beneficial since it allows Valueshop … Read more

Liverpool football club (PESTLE, Porter’s, SWOT)

Liverpool football club was founded in 1892, playing in the top tier of English football known as the Premier League. Currently competing in the UEFA champions league, FA cup and league cup. The club has won 18 league titles, 8 league cups, 7 FA cups, 15 Community Shields, 3 UEFA super cups and 5 European … Read more

About SWOT analyses

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Introduction to SWOT analyses

A useful tool to analyse a company is a SWOT analysis. Via a SWOT analysis, the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that affect the performance of an organisation can be identified. SWOT analysis was first introduced by Stanford University’s Albert Humphrey in the 1960s and it is still one of the most popular analytic techniques amongst competitive intelligence professionals, as well as many other disciplines involved with strategic planning.

Find out how to do a SWOT analysis here.

In addition to SWOT, other tools that are frequently used include PESTLE, Porter’s 5 forces and the Marketing Mix.

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