Robin Hood Swot Analysis

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Sandra Badr Professor Smith MGT 490 March 5, 2012 Midterm – SWOT Analysis Strengths * Strong leadership * Large band of well-trained fighters (Merry men) * Support from Stakeholders (peasants and farmers that also hate the Sheriff) * Merrymen expertise | Weaknesses * Unable to sustain growth because of limited resources * Lack of familiarity with all members of the organization * Robin Hood’s personal vendetta against the Sheriff | Opportunities * Expand into other forests, spreading the base of the revenue * Free King Richard * Join the barons | Threats * Sheriff getting stronger with increased competition * Prince John’s paranoia, causes him to act irrational * Bargaining power of suppliers | In analyzing the Robin Hood case and placing it into a business context, it is run like a typical top-down management style, with Robin Hood as the CEO. Many of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the Merrymen have are closely related, if not a direct result of each other. Using the differentiation approach, the Merrymen rob from the rich and give to the poor, which differentiates the group from any other competition. The group’s main strength lies in their leader, Robin Hood. Being a strong leader is very important when organizing a group of this caliber. The group also has strength in numbers. Manpower is the largest resource any group can have and the number of the Merrymen is intimidating. Due to their popularity, the Merrymen also possess great brand recognition, which has allowed them to truly make a difference in their community. Their popularity has also gained the group access to resources in surrounding towns and communities. Since they steal to obtain the capital and training costs they need, the cost of producing their product is a strength. In summing up the strengths, we have to mention the skillset of the

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