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Corporate Level Strategy Example

    corporate

  • Of or relating to a corporation, esp. a large company or group
  • (of a company or group of people) Authorized to act as a single entity and recognized as such in law
  • Of or shared by all the members of a group
  • of or belonging to a corporation; “corporate rates”; “corporate structure”
  • done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; “a joint identity”; “the collective mind”; “the corporate good”
  • bodied: possessing or existing in bodily form; “what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind”- Shakespeare; “an incarnate spirit”; “`corporate’ is an archaic term”

    strategy

  • scheme: an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  • the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war
  • The art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle
  • A plan for such military operations and movements
  • (strategical) strategic: relating to or concerned with strategy; “strategic weapon”; “the islands are of strategic importance”; “strategic considerations”
  • A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim

    level

  • aim at; “level criticism or charges at somebody”
  • degree: a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; “a moderate grade of intelligence”; “a high level of care is required”; “it is all a matter of degree”
  • A social, moral, or intellectual standard
  • A position in a real or notional hierarchy
  • flat: having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; “a flat desk”; “acres of level farmland”; “a plane surface”; “skirts sewn with fine flat seams”
  • A position on a real or imaginary scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality

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corporate level strategy example – Corporate-Level Strategy:

Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company
Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company
Advance praise for Corporate-Level Strategy. “At last a book that cuts through all the corporate jargon and academic generalizations to answer the question ‘Does the corporate parent create or destroy value for the organization?’ The authors suggest a simple yet compelling framework for making this determination. Must reading for students and practitioners alike.” -Robert Cizik Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cooper Industries “In an era when the role of corporate-level management is quite justifiably being questioned and challenged, it is refreshing to find a book that clearly shows how parent companies can add rather than destroy value in their businesses. As we would expect of these world class authorities, Goold, Campbell, and Alexander have leveraged their fascinating research findings into an eminently readable and highly practical book.” -Chris Bartlett Professor Harvard Business School “A vital and deeply researched contribution to thinking about corporate strategy.” -Gary Hamel London Business School “I am very impressed by the extensive work on which this book is based, and by the concept of parenting advantage that it puts forward.” -Yasutaka Obayashi Senior General Manager, Corporate Strategy Canon “Great companies grow, they don’t just cut. With breakups and restructuring done, corporate parenting is coming back. Goold, Campbell, and Alexander have produced a comprehensive and intelligent book which should become a standard guide on the subject.” -Tom Hout Vice President The Boston Consulting Group “A perceptive and valuable insight into an often underestimated area of strategy. This book clearly demonstrates the importance of parenting to the longer term development and prosperity of multibusiness companies.” -Alan R. Jackson Chief Executive, BTR “I am glad someone has so well and so fully shed light on this important body of thinking.” -Sigurd Reinton Director, McKinsey & Company, 1981-1988

Lebanon builds up leadership for CSR in Middle East

Lebanon builds up leadership for CSR in Middle East
Lebanon is surprisingly emerging as a leader in actively promoting new concepts and engagement in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East, despite the country’s economic uncertainties. Independent consulting firm CSR Lebanon recently held the 3rd CSR Lebanon Forum attended by more than 500 leaders from the business community, government, civil society and academia.

Held on March 18 and 19, and under the patronage of His Excellency President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Sleiman, the Forum, entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Uncertainty" featured a panel of 30 high-profile international, regional and local corporate sustainability experts, along with chief representatives from the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

All speakers and international representatives provided strong business cases which Lebanon can build upon to promote responsible business practices and transparent sustainability reporting.

In his opening remarks, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell urged Lebanon’s business leaders and officials to collaborate with entrepreneurs to build the pillars of the Global Compact Local Network.

"I hope we can build a Local Network in Lebanon that strives towards building social value," said Kell. "Businesses can collaborate strategically with governments in this regard," he added.

CSR Lebanon was recently appointed by the UN Global Compact to be the focal point for gathering interested businesses in Lebanon, and will seek to establish a robust governance structure for the Lebanese Local Network by 2014.

Global Reporting Initiative deputy chief executive Teresa Fogelberg explained that wide-scale sustainability reporting helps to generate credibility at a national level. "There is no focal point in the MENA region for GRI. Why Lebanon for CSR? But why not? " She asked. "Sustainability reporting is the result of companies responding to a call by their people to be transparent," Fogelberg explained.

Other speakers at the opening session were Lebanese Industry Minister Vreij Sabounjian who represented President Michel Sleiman, Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Deputy Central Bank Governor Saad Andari also spoke on behalf of Governor Riad Salameh, followed by Fransabank Chairman Adnan Kassar who stated that the business community and the UN share mutual goals of peace and sustainability that lead to prosperity and wealth creation.

A panel on "Promoting Responsible Business and Investment in High-Risk Areas & the Role of Government" noted the benefits of business support in promoting corporate responsibility in the country. Relevant guidance developed by the UN Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) was introduced by Kell at the beginning of the session.

"The state is the weakest link in the network and lacks any active involvement," MP Ghassan Mukheiber told participants. Moukheiber added that before his arrival to the Forum he submitted a draft bill to create a Charitable Trusts Foundation that sets policies and frameworks for NGOs and include tax incentives to support the private sector with CSR. "Lebanon is a case study where regulation is not a politics-free option; this hinders development and business ethics," the MP said.

Ziad Hayek, secretary-general of Lebanon’s Higher Council for Privatization, said no short-term solutions existed to support CSR in Lebanon, arguing that the government should draft a long-term policy to promote transparency and fight corruption while providing incentives to encourage firms to endorse CSR voluntarily.

During a panel discussion on integrating strategic environmental solutions throughout business supply chains, Lila Karbassi, Head of Environment and Climate for the UN Global Compact, suggested that companies should assess and consult with stakeholders to develop goals and implement a targeted strategy.

"Even in times of uncertainty, companies must incorporate environmental responsibility because being proactive can have positive long-term benefits," she said.

Additional topics targeted youth, for example corporate sustainability in education and social entrepreneurship. Adoption of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) was discussed as an avenue for universities in Lebanon and the region to inspire responsible management education, research and thought leadership. More than 100 business students and professors from major universities in Lebanon participated in the Forum.

Among the speakers were Professor David Grayson, head of Doughty Center for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University, Are-JosteinNorheim, CSR Ambassador at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Dwayne Baraka, Business Support and Development Director at Business in the Com

Corporate Jake

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Me – the corporate way

corporate level strategy example

Focal Access 690 CA1 6 X 9-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit
Discover the world of Focal sound quality with the 690 CA1. This 6 x 9-inch coaxial speaker with 6dB/octave built-in crossover delivers extremely dynamic sound, high power handling, and an expansive soundstage to fill your vehicle with the Focal sound. The woofer boasts a 1-3/16-inch voice coil, a high-sensitivity magnet, and butyl rubber surround for durability and powerful bass. The aluminum inverted dome tweeter provides clear and accurate treble, and is adjustable for optimizing your sound staging. Experience Focal’s “Spirit of Sound” with uncommon detail and dynamics.
About the Access Line
Discover the world of Focal sound quality via a range that reconciles technology, performance and affordability. The same Focal character and our philosophy of “The Spirit of Sound” is displayed by the extreme attention to detail found at every development stage for the various transducers and crossovers.
The essential component in terms of quality of reproduction, richness of timbre plus image detail is the inverted dome aluminum tweeter whose inclusion represented a true challenge: how to bring a unique Focal technology into a more affordable market segment. At the same time, the woofers and subwoofers combine high sensitivity and high power handling.
The humidity resistant woven glass fibre cone combines the dynamics and precision of the mid-range while offering a deep and articulated bass.


The woofer’s power handling and reliability are remarkable thanks to deliberately oversized voice coils, resulting in deep and accurate bass. Click to enlarge.

Aluminum inverted dome tweeter technology offers significant rigidity and lowers distortion. Click to enlarge.

Focal’s All weather woven glass fiber cone material ensures dynamic bass and precise midrange.
Access Woofer
The 6 x 9-inch 690 CA1 Access woofer is built with a light and stiff cone, coupled with a butyl rubber surround, offering a degree of quality never before encountered at this price level. The special all weather cone will perform in hot and humid environments without distortion or warping. The woofer’s power handling and reliability are remarkable thanks to deliberately oversized voice coils, resulting in deep and accurate bass.
Painted DIN chassis, 20% glass fiber filled ABS material
This strong, rigid chassis is non-magnetic and nonresonant.
Butyl surround
Butyl rubber is a resilient surround material, promoting long life and delivering strong bass.
All weather woven glass fiber cone
Focal’s durable, humidity-resistant cone provides dynamic bass and precise midrange.
Phase plug
Phase plug designs control midrange out of the listening axis, for added accuracy.
30mm (1-3/16″) voice coil
Larger voice coils provide excellent power handling, which in turn provides a tight, well-defined low-end.
Voice coil cooling system
Provides reliable, consistent performance, no matter what kind of abuse your system dishes out.
Aluminum Inverted Dome Tweeter
Aluminum inverted dome tweeter technology offers significant rigidity and lowers distortion. Ideal air coupling, the main advantage of the inverted dome shape, allows a very wide soundstage and very accurate image, unlike a convex (traditional) dome that is moving more on its periphery than on its center, causing a weak coil/dome energy transfer.
Aluminum inverted dome tweeter
Provides accurate treble with the utmost efficiency.
20mm (13/16″) ferrofluid voice coil
Excellent power handling and heat dispersal.
Built-in Crossover
A 6dB/octave crossover (4.7kHz) is built-in, delivering the right frequencies to each driver. Get accurate, detailed sound without an external crossover.

690 CA1 Technical Specifications

Frequency response:50Hz – 20kHz

Nominal power:75 W

Maximum power:150W

Sensitivity:91 dB

Cone:Braided glass fiber

Surround:Butyl

Nom. impedance:4 ohms

DC resistance:4 ohms

VC diameter:30mm (1-3/16 inch)

VC height:11 mm (7/16 inch)

Former:Kapton

Layers:2

Wire:Copper

Xmax:2.5 mm (1/16 inch)

Magnet Dimensions (D x H):90 x 15mm (3-9/16 x 9/16 inches)

Magnet weight:0.4 kg (.88 lb.)

Flux density :.95 T

Gap height:6 mm (1/4 inch)

Net weight:1.1 kg (2.42 lb.)

About Focal
Innovation is key to the Focal sound. For 25 years, through the pursuit of constant new advances in technology, Focal has been able to develop a harmonious research and production system that enables us to continuously improve our products and introduce new ones, all with the same goal: the most faithful reproduction of music. The latest example of this philosophy has been the introduction of Beryllium in our top products, which has become a new reference worldwide.
Constantly pursuing innovation is the embodiment of Focal’s corporate strategy and that goal involves every facet of the company. From R&D to production to quality control, all our teams are fully involved and focused on this one objective: continual progress through innovation.
In today’s world, where globalization and the pursuit of chasing cheaper production methods have tempted most companies to splinter their organizations, Focal has opted to be different. Though we have grown tremendously through the years, our R & D, headquarters and manufacturing facilities remain based in Saint-Etienne (France).
We have learned that true innovation is not simply work carried out at the research department, but is also a question of comprehensive management and the direct control of the different production phases. The example of Beryllium is a significant one. Only three years ago no one was capable of producing tweeters with a pure Beryllium foil dome. Focal innovated a solution based on research and the invention of specific in-house industrial processes.
Such an approach has given us an important advantage over our competitors: we develop our own technology, which allows us to consistently provide true quality production using our own methods. In 2008, the Focal Car range gets richer with a new amplifier line: Solid. This perfectly sums up Focal’s commitment for high musical quality from the entry-level contrary to the general tendency that consists in looking for the cheapest prices in priority instead of performance. The result is music standardization and trivialization, which is highly prejudicial to sound quality. Focal cultivates this difference. This is the core strength of our brand and our company. This is the Spirit of Sound. We want to share this with you… It is our Utopia

What’s in the Box
690 CA1 6 x 9-inch coaxial speakers (pair), Grilles, Installation hardware, Owner’s Manual

Other Focal Coaxial Solutions
Focal Access 100 CA1 4-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit
Focal Access 130 CA1 5.25-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit
Focal Access 165 CA1 6.5-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit
Focal Access 210 CA1 8-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit
Focal Access 570 CA1 5 x 7-Inch Coaxial Speaker Kit

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