Analyzing the concepts of strategic management


Discussion 1

"Foundations of Strategic Management" Please respond to the following:

Part A.

Analyze the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management. Determine two fundamental differences between the concepts that you have analyzed, and provide one example of strategic management and one example of strategic planning as they relate to healthcare organizations.

Part B.

Examine the concepts of analytical and emergent approaches to strategic management. Next, imagine that you are a hospital administrator. Determine which of the two approaches--analytical or emergent--would be more effective in planning to expand services to surrounding communities. Provide an example of the type of information that would be necessary when using the approach that you have deemed to be more effective.

Discussion 2

"Developing a Strategic Plan" Please respond to the following:

Part A

Examine the strategic planning process. Imagine that your organization is planning to build a pediatric clinic. Determine one external factor and one internal factor that you should consider in the strategic planning of the clinic.

Part B

Determine three reasons why strategic plans fail. Recommend a strategy to overcome each of the reasons you identified and include concepts from the weekly reading.

½ to 1 page each discussion, double-spaced; 12 point, Times New Roman font; following APA requirements

References should be on a separate reference page, appropriately double-spaced, and organized alphabetically.

This is a required resource, however supplemental resources can be added.

Ginter, P. M., Duncan, W. J., & Swayne, L. E. (2013). Strategic management of health care organizations (7th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Supplemental resources:

Association for Strategic Planning. (2013). Resources.

Health Research & Educational Trust. (2012). A guide to strategic cost transformation in hospitals and health systems.

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