Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness Essay

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Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness

Michael A. Clinton

Professor Gerald R. Turner

Business Administration Capstone- BUS 499

Jul 19, 2012

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is currently one of the fastest growing companies here in the Charleston, SC area for the past few years. SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the
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The Industrial Organization (I/O) model basically “assumes that a firm’s strategy is a set of commitments and actions flowing from the characteristics of the industry in which the firm has decided to compete” (Hitt, Ireland & Hoskission, 2013, p. 16); while the Resource-Based model “assumes that each organization is a collection of unique resources and capabilities” (Hitt, Ireland & Hoskission, 2013, p.17). SAIC seems to be a very good example what and how the Resource-Based model firm should operate; a prime example of how the company is currently operating can be seen by the following: on May 24, 2012, SAIC was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide linguist, operational, translation and management services in support of the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). SAIC will provide linguistics and other translation services to the government under a five-year Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contract worth $33 million. The award calls for SAIC to assist the NMEC, which provides collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination for intelligence, defense, homeland security, law enforcement and other U.S. federal agencies. SAIC will provide linguist, operational, translation and management services as required, including: translating written, electronic and multi-media material into English or from English into a foreign language; editing; database
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