Another model that can be identified in ALG’s ‘modus operandi’ is the Freewheeling Opportunism Approach. This approach to strategy does not involve producing a formal strategy but instead, merely taking advantage of opportunities as they arise. Although this approach may seem too risky a venture for some ‘think within the box’ managers, it is a highly potent approach especially in a super-dynamic or rapidly evolving market. This approach therefore gives firms the much needed wheel to act freely as opportunists, provided it is in the interest of the firm. This approach is again obvious in ALG’s case because they not only delighted in taking over firms that were relatively cheap to purchase but also, such firms had their assets undervalued with a low asset turnover.
b) In evaluating the implications of the proposed acquisition of Starlink Technologies, it will be prudent to employ the use of a SWOT analysis.
The major strength of Starlink Tech. is that it is an amalgamation between a number of medium sized high tech. companies in Japan. This merger could be a source of...