The primary objective of a business strategy is to enable an organization to provide superior value to its customers, differentiate itself from the competition, and develop the core competencies necessary for doing so. Developing a successful business strategy for an organization involves the formulation of an effective competitive strategy as an integral component of its strategic planning process.
The business strategy for an organization must be aimed at clearly differentiating its offerings from those of its competitors with a view to gain an advantage that is sustainable in the market. It is imperative for the organization to assess its strengths and weaknesses in order to exploit opportunities and establish a strong competitive position in the market. The strategic planning process guides the successful implementation of the business strategy and is instrumental in helping the organization gain a sustainable competitive advantage and create value for all its stakeholders.
There are a variety of perspectives, models and approaches that inform our understanding of the formulation and implementation of a business strategy. The development of a strategic plan in an organization is influenced by a range of factors such as the leadership of the organization, its culture, the complexity of its environment, its size, its portfolio of resources, the organizational systems that guide decision making, the expertise of its planners, among others.
With the Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behavior (BizStrategy) the Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) provides an opportunity for academicians, researchers, experienced professionals and business practitioners from across the world to share the findings of their latest research on these topics with the community. The event will be held in Singapore, 22-23 April, 2013.
- The Conference Proceedings (Print ISSN: 2251-1970, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-1989) will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest, Ulrich's and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
- Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
- BizStrategy 2013 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
- Panel Proposals are invited for submission to the BizStrategy 2013. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.
- Journal: Depending on their importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, eligible research articles will be invited for publication in the GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) (Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888) which is indexed by EconBiz, EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest and Cabell's Directories.
- Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Business Review: Advanced Applications" to be published by GSTF in collaboration with Peter Lang Publishing.
- The book will be edited by Prof. Farid Shirazi, Assistant Professor & ITM Learning Edge Faculty Advisor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
A business strategy provides an overall direction to the organization. Strategic planning in business is a vital back end exercise, and one that demands your own thoughts and ideas. Unlike most other business areas, strategic planning can’t be outsourced or passed on to other parties – it’s something you, as a business owner, will need to concern yourself with, and your drive and passion is the main factor sitting behind any success you do ultimately achieve. Thus your personal investment in strategic planning is fundamental to growing and improving the way your business operates. For any small business owner, the importance in business strategy planning is obvious and essential to long term success, thus it is a factor that should be considered on a frequent, if you weekly or daily basis.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Disruptive Technology
- Technology in MSMEs
- Technology adoptions by Indian companies
- Technology in Emerging Economies
- Bottom of the Pyramid
- Blue Ocean Strategy
- Corporate restructuring and Change
- E-Business practice, management and strategy
- E-business policy, standards, regulations, and legal issues
- E-business economics and development trend
- Global e-business operations and supply chain management
- Green e-business, organization, technology and practices
- Strategic management in e-commerce enterprise
- Approaches and Models of Strategic Management
- Challenges to Strategic Management
- The Strategic Audit: Aid to Strategic Decision Making
- Ethical Issues and Social Responsibilities
- Different Approaches and Models of Industry Analysis
- Approaches of International Risk Assessment
- Strategic Issues in Managing Stakeholder Relationships
- Global Branding Issues in Strategic Management
- Approaches to Evaluating Competitive Intelligence
- Competitive Analysis Techniques-how to use
- Research on Core and Distinctive Competencies
- Strategic Marketing & Financial Issues
- Strategic Information Technology Issues
- Corporate Strategy Formulation Approaches
- SWOT Analysis and Carrying Out Business Strategy
- Types of Business Competitive Strategy
- Types of Cooperative Strategy
- Portfolio Analysis Approaches and Techniques
- Approaches of Corporate Parenting Strategy
- Unrelated Strategy: Criteria of Holding Type Strategy (Multipoint Composition)
- Advanced Types of Organizational Structures
- Situational Analysis for Strategic Planning
- Leadership and Strategic Management
- Constructing Corporate Scenarios for Generating Strategic Alternatives
- Problems of Global Strategy
- Advanced Types of Organizational Structures for Effective Strategy Implementation
- Structure and Staffing Relations with Strategy
- Problems in Implementing Growth and Retrenchment Strategies
- Relationship of Management by Objectives and Strategic Management
- Relationship of Total Quality Management and Strategic Issues
- Leadership and Leading Types for Effective Strategy Formulation and Implementation
- International Strategic Performance Measurement
- Strategic Issues in Managing Technology and Innovation
- Categories of Innovation for Proper Strategy Formulation
- Role of the Entrepreneur as Strategist
- What is an "effective" or a "valuable" relationship at work, what underlies relational efficacy and upon what contextual factors does it depend?
- How do organization members build effective relationships at work?
- How does the process of relationship emergence differ when the targets are internal (versus external) to the organization? What is the nature of this process in virtual relationships?
- How might peer relations in organizations serve as mechanisms of control and what are the means that managers use to gain control over such relations?
- What is the role of social categorization and other interpersonal processes, such as perspective-taking, on the emergence of relationships within and across teams and organizations?
- How do employees use their relationships with others in the workplace to influence their self-identity and the meaning of their jobs?
- How do relational networks within and between organizations change over time, and what are the key drivers of such change.