According The Wall Street Journal” … Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian company that redefined the dynamics of a declining circus industry in the 1980s. Under conventional strategy analysis, the circus industry was a loser. Star performers had “supplier power” over the company. Alternative forms of entertainment, from sporting events to home entertainment systems, were relatively inexpensive and on the rise. Moreover, animal rights groups were putting increased pressure on circuses for their treatment of animals.” (Murray, 2014) A new era was created transforming the concept of what is a circus today. As the Wall Street Journal described, “Cirque du Soleil eliminated the animals and reduced the importance of individual stars. It created a new form of entertainment that combined dance, music and athletic skill to appeal to an upscale adult audience that had abandoned the traditional circus. (Murray, 2014)
This is done by creating a leap in value both for the buyers as well as for the organization thereby creating a new and uncontested market space. Companies left out in the red ocean usually follow a conventional approach, running to beat competition by creating a defensible position in the current market space order.
There are some tool produce to help implement blue ocean strategy. The Eliminate-Reduce-Raise-Create (ERRC) Grid is the matrix that help execute blue ocean strategy with the four action framework: eliminating, reducing, aising and creating. ERRC Grid help company to remain on their competitive factors. Eliminating and reduce the factor that the transitional industry take it for granted can help the new strategy to remain unique from the transitional market. Nevertheless, raising and creating some unique competitive factor the transitional market never or seldom offered that is above the industry standard. With all these “Four Actions Framework” the company can escape the transitional red ocean market by activate a new blue ocean market and create a new value curve. (Kim & Mauborgne, 2005)
Assess how the type of market structure impacts your chosen company’s financial performance as measured by performance variables over the past three years. Support your response with data and graphs illustrating two performance variables of your choosing (e.g., sales, net income, stock price) over time.
The first step to understanding a company is to examine its industry. There are four main areas to consider when analyzing an industry. These include:
BOS is a kind of strategy which be inspires to innovate and focus on develops new demand and new markets through selling products e.g: Ipod, Ipad instead of fighting with the competition over the same market share as well as satisfying the same demand from the customers which is typically done in a red ocean strategy (ROS). In other word, BOS represent "untapped market space" and the opportunity to gain high profit for the companies. They urge companies to enhance the value of innovation by focusing more on price, utility, and cost positions. In addition, companies also suggested creating and capturing their new customers demand as well as keeping their focus on the big picture, not the numbers. (Kim and
Identify and describe the most important components in the specific and general environment - be specific in your description of how these factors will impact the company’s performance. Use appendices for supporting data.
Q1. Identify some of your key decisions. Discuss how these have created on environment which encourages and sustains behavior and performance which aligns with the strategy, culture, structure and style of your organization (vertical fit). (250 words)
Discuss the strategic decisions that firms in this sector may be facing. What future strategies can firms pursue to try to secure their competitive advantage and long term survival?