The Three Levels of Enterprise Strategy


Enterprise strategy can be formulated and implemented at three different levels: Corporate level, Business unit level, and Functional or departmental level.

At the corporate level, you are responsible for creating value through your businesses. You do so by managing your portfolio of businesses, ensuring that your businesses are successful over the long term, developing business units, and sometimes ensuring that each business is compatible with others in your portfolio.

Products and services are developed by business units. The role of the corporation is to manage its business units, products and services so that each is competitive and so that each contributes to corporate purposes.





Corporate Strategy

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Strategic Business Design

Strategic business design is a powerful tool of Strategic Management and strategy formulation. It deals with a "big picture". Strategic business design is as an effective way to bridge innovation, research, management and design based on  the analysis of external and internal trends and data... More



Business Strategy

Your battle plans (see Examples), competitive and differentiation Case Studies strategies and tactics used to fight and stand out from the competition in the industry that your company currently participates in (see Competitive Strategies and  Competitive War Games)... More



Functional Strategy

Operational methods and value adding activities that you choose for your business (venture strategies, technology strategies, diversification strategies, marketing strategies,, manufacturing strategies, etc.)