Facebook, Strategic Management Analysis

2628 words 11 pages
Business Policy and Strategy

Case Based Component Paper #1

Environmental Scanning

By

Samantha Stephenson

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

An environmental scanning refers to the process that systematically uses information about trends, patterns and relationships within an organization’s internal and external environment to determine the future direction of the organization. Through an understanding of the nature and speed of changes in that particular environment, an environmental scan is likely to help identify possible ventures, challenges, and developments that are important to the organization. An organization that could benefit tremendously from strategic planning and especially
…show more content…

In the United States, the demographic bulge known as the “baby boomers” has affected the demands of the market in many industries. This group of people according to Wheelen et al. is now in their 50s and 60s but is the largest group in all developed countries. Wheelen et al. contended that sociological variables such as customs and conventions, cost, cultural heritage, and movement of labor have severe effects on the business. The nature of goods and services is determined by the demand of the people which in turn affect the way the business operates. In the case of Facebook, several transformations are needed to attract the baby boomers who are the largest users of advertisements on the web. Since senior are normally worried about their privacy and security, it is important that Facebook institute an environmental scan that ensure the preservation of privacy of senior Facebook page, the failure of which would be a severe threat to the stability of the company. The desire for companionship with baby boomers whose children have already grown and have left the nest have increased so Facebook could provide the type of interaction some of these seniors need. However, there is the need to make the sire more attractive and senior-friendly by step-by-step tutorial for setting up a page and navigating the network. In addition, remembering passwords have become a tremendous burden for some members of the baby boom generation. In

Related

  • Investors Decisions, Facebook Model and Economic Viability of Facebook
    1422 words | 6 pages
  • Case Study on Asos
    3988 words | 16 pages
  • Yahoo Case
    1377 words | 6 pages
  • Just Us! Cafe's Marketing Environment Analysis Report
    5590 words | 23 pages
  • Case Study
    2168 words | 9 pages
  • The Yahoo Case
    4841 words | 20 pages
  • Trader Joe's Case Analysis
    1835 words | 8 pages
  • Strategic Planning Analysis and Application
    1511 words | 7 pages
  • Mandarin Oriental
    2466 words | 10 pages
  • Brand Audit of Vodafone
    6451 words | 26 pages