sony s dilemma matching strategy and structure

Question 1

research one (1) peer-reviewed article that can be used to answer PA2 assignment. Your discussion should summarize the article in such a way that it can justify any arguments you may present in your PA2 assignment and should be different than the abstract. In addition to your researched peer-reviewed article, you must include an example of the article researched as it is applied by industry (company, business entity, and so forth).

Please note: This article summary should not be the only article researched for your PA2 assignment. You may (and should) have several other articles researched in order to fully answer your PA2 assignment. The concept of this question is to allow students to be proactive in the research necessary to complete this assignment. You may use your article summary, partially or in its entirety in your PA2 assignment.

Important: Please ensure that you insert your reference for the article in APA format, as your reference in your discussion post. Depending on which electronic database you use, you should see a “Cite” selection for your article. In addition, there should be a variety of articles summarized and as such, students should have different articles summarized. Your summary MUST include ALL of the following (include every item in the bullet list below, or you will not receive full credit):

● Clearly state what the article is about and its purpose

● How the article and/or author(s) support your argument(s)

● Most important aspects of the article

● Any findings and conclusions

● Approximately 250 to 350 words in length

● Include the article “Abstract” in your posting (your summary should be original)

● Include the industry example demonstrating the application of your researched article

PS if the article has an abstract from the text use same article and cite

PA2 (Question 2)

Read: “Sony’s Dilemma, Matching Strategy and Structure” on pages 374-375. In a 2 to 3 page APA

formatted paper (with six peer-reviewed sources for support):

Answer the following questions:

1. To implement a corporate strategy, a firm needs to have a strong set of capabilities to “parent” the set of business units that the firm has established or acquired. Given Sony’s history and organization structure, what would you argue are Sony’s strongest parenting or corporate capabilities? How will the new strategy utilize these capabilities?

2. Do you think that Sony has the right organization structure to foster the necessary integration among its electronic and entertainment content businesses that its revamped strategy seems to entail?

3. What additional organizational structure and/or process adjustments will Sony need to make to realize its revised strategic objectives?

Add an abstract and a conclusion

PS please use minimum 6 peer reviewed references that match in text citation