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Assignment 3 – Strategy Case Analysis
Publicly-owned companies (i.e., businesses owned by shareholders and managed by professional management teams)
are ‘listed’ on stock exchanges in their respective countries. Investors may buy and sell shares in listed companies through
stock exchanges. Examples include the New York Stock Exchange (USA), London Stock Exchange (United Kingdom),
and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (China).
In Australia publicly-owned businesses are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX for short,
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www.asx.com.au/). The top-performing 200 companies listed on the ASX are known as the ‘ASX 200’. The ASX
200 list can be accessed via the following link: https:
www.asx200list.com/. Your task is to select one company listed on
the ASX 200, then:
• Google search the ‘investor relations’ page for your company, and download the latest company annual report
• Download the company’s latest strategic plan (if this is available – not all companies will make their strategic plans
available)
• Look through other areas of your company’s investor relations webpage to identify other materials that could inform
your Strategy Case Analysis
• You are then to address all of the following five (5) questions. Each question is worth 10 marks.
Question 1 (Learning Objective 2, 3, 5)
Drawing upon theories and concepts relating to strategy formation, discuss the company’s approach(es) to forming its
overarching strategy. Issues you could take into consideration here include:
• Does the company take a planned or emergent approach to strategy formation? Or a combination of both?
• Are any of the schools of thought regarding strategy formation reflected in the company’s materials?
Question 2 (Learning Objective 3)
Discuss how corporate-level strategy is practiced by the company. Issues you could take into consideration here include:
• Is the company a diversified organisation (i.e., participates in more than one industry)? What makes you say this?
• What types of corporate-level strategies has the company utilised?
Question 3 (Learning Objective 4, 5)
Discuss the company’s approach to its business-level strategy. Issues you could take into consideration here include:
• Does the company adopt one of Porter’s generic strategies? Or a combination?
• What is the key foundation of the company’s competitive advantage relative to its closest competitors?
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Question 4 (Learning Objective 3, 4)
Discuss how international strategy is practiced by the company. Issues you could take into consideration here include:
• Does the company cu
ently utilise an international strategy? If so, how does the company’s international strategy
eflect the different kinds of international strategic options we have spoken about throughout the unit?
• What internal and external environmental factors encourage the company to pursue an international strategy?
• If the company does not cu
ently have an international strategy, can you make any suggestions about international
strategic options that could benefit the company? Or is there a case not to pursue international strategies? Be sure to
discuss relevant internal and external environment factors to justify your suggestions.
Question 5 (Learning Objective 2, 5)
Discuss how business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) influence the company’s strategic direction.
Issues you could take into consideration here include:
• Is business ethics and/or CSR embedded into the company’s mission and vision? If so, how?
• Does the company leverage business ethics and/or CSR to create competitive advantage?
• Does the company engage in sustainability reporting? Why or why not?
• If CSR is not readily visible within the company’s materials, can you identify any opportunities where the company
could utilise CSR initiatives? Relate your suggestions back to theories around the use of CSR in business contexts

All five (5) questions are to be attempted, Responses for each question between 300 and 350 words. Strategy theories
and concepts from the academic literature used to formulate responses to the five questions.
Strategy theories and concepts may be drawn from the textbook and readings prescribed within the unit’s content, and/or
other academic sources not part of the unit’s content.
Minimum of two (2) academic references integrated into each response/question.
Do not simply cite references. You must use references to help guide and structure your responses. The emphasis in this
assignment is on assessing your ability to apply theories and concepts we have covered throughout the unit. Hence there
is a minimum of 10 academic references cited throughout the Strategy Case Analysis document in total.

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Criteria Excellent
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Good Fair Poo
QUESTION 1: Understanding of strategic issues at hand; application of
elevant strategy theories and/or concepts in analysing the case study
company’s practices; and use of evidence from company sources in
analysing the case study’s practices
8 Points 6.5
Points
5.5
Points
4
Points
2
Points
QUESTION 2: Understanding of strategic issues at hand; application of
elevant strategy theories and/or concepts in analysing the case study
company’s practices; and use of evidence from company sources in
analysing the case study’s practices
8 Points 6.5
Points
5.5
Points
4
Points
2
Points
QUESTION 3: Understanding of strategic issues at hand; application of
elevant strategy theories and/or concepts in analysing the case study
company’s practices; and use of evidence from company sources in
analysing the case study’s practices
8 Points 6.5
Points
5.5
Points
4
Points
2
Points
QUESTION 4: Understanding of strategic issues at hand; application of
elevant strategy theories and/or concepts in analysing the case study
company’s practices; and use of evidence from company sources in
analysing the case study’s practices
8 Points 6.5
Points
5.5
Points
4
Points
2
Points
QUESTION 5: Understanding of strategic issues at hand; application of
elevant strategy theories and/or concepts in analysing the case study
company’s practices; and use of evidence from company sources in
analysing the case study’s practices
8 Points 6.5
Points
5.5
Points
4
Points
2
Points
In-text citations presented as per the required Harvard referencing style;
co
ectly laid-out reference list; physical presentation (spelling, grammar,
punctuation, layout)
10
Points
8
Points
6.5
Points
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Points
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Answer To : I need 2 academic reference per Question.

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AGL ENERGY
Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Analysis    3
Question 1.    3
Strategy formation    3
Question 2.    4
Corporate Level Strategy    4
Question 3.    4
Business Level Strategy    4
Question 4.    6
International Strategy    6
Question 5.    7
Business Ethics and CSR    7
Conclusion    7
References    9
Introduction
AGL Energy is an Australian company which deal in generation of gas and electricity for the purpose of commercial and residential usage. It was founded in the year 1837 and supplied gas for lighting the street lamp of Sydney. The company produces almost 85% of the energy from burning of coal.
This analysis will help us to know if AGL Energy is performing above the benchmark and are able to achieve the objectives.
Analysis
Traditionally, the strategies failed as ground-
eaking ideas were not generated and implemented by the companies. The principles of strategy formation which are used by the companies are inclusiveness, mental wellbeing, simple policies, ideation and culture of mutuality (Georges, Romme and Ba
ett 2010).     Comment by Gareth Eldridge: &
Question 1.
Strategy formation
The strategies of AGL Energy are based on three priorities which are growth, transformation and social license for operating with sustainability. In terms of growth AGL Energy focuses on enhancing the existing products by delivering high-level performance and creating values for the customers (AGL 2020). Secondly, it plans to progress and develop the core energy market through innovation. Therefore, AGL’s strategy formation adopts the environmental transformation and implementation of strategies in the strategic planning process (Akinyele 2007). Reducing the amount of ca
on footprints and ca
on emissions is also a strategy of AGL towards sustainability. AGL is an innovative organization at its core and should be able to implement disruptive technologies which are essential for digital transformation (Bhanda and Taylor 2021). Ca
on credit is considered as a direct investment towards building a low-ca
on society. It aims to reduce greenhouse gases and keep the temperature stable, boost crop yield and biodiversity (Gold Standard 2018).     Comment by Gareth Eldridge: Rephrase for clarity    Comment by Gareth Eldridge: All supporting sentences need citation.    Comment by Gareth Eldridge: Use linking words in the supporting sentences to show how the ideas connect and are relevant.    Comment by Gareth Eldridge: No comma for Harvard. Remove from all citations    Comment by Gareth Eldridge: This is only half a sentence. You need to finish it.
Question 2.
Corporate Level Strategy
The corporate level strategy of AGL is focused on the objectives towards growth and its transformation. In order to achieve this the customer services in AGL Energy aims to grow and transform itself by achieving organic as well as inorganic growth. AGL acquired Click Energy through which will serve 215000 customers. They acquired Epho and Solgen for solar energy solutions, installation of 850 MW of grid which is powered by battery and thermal generation capacity of Australia by 2024. A 250 MW of battery constructed at the To
ens Island will begin its construction process.    Comment by Gareth Eldridge: A body paragraph should use the following ‘burger’ structure:1. TOPIC SENTENCE: State your point directly and make sure it links directly to the question and the heading if there is one. Do not use citation. Useful phrases might be “One major problem is…”, “Another significant cause of… is…”, “One reason that…”.2. SUPPORTING SENTENCES: This is the information that comes from your research and you use it to prove your topic sentence. Add clarification and extra details. Give examples and reasons. Answer questions such as “How?”, “Why?”, “Which?” etc.All the ideas must link together LOGICALLY and not jump around (this is called ‘unity’ or ‘coherence’). Join all the ideas together clearly using linking phrases “Moreover, Additionally, Hence” etc. (this is called cohesion).EVERY supporting sentence needs in-text citation (author surname + year) or a continuation phrase “He adds that”, “They further state that” etc. Do not repeat the same citation concu
ently – use a continuation phrase instead.3. CONCLUDING COMMENT: Paraphrase the topic sentence and then extend it with your own deduction based on your reading. What did you learn? Why is your topic sentence true? Do not use citation here as this is your chance to add your own voice.
The latest corporate level strategy which was announced by AGL Energy is their intent to go for demerger. The corporate level strategies implemented by organizations help in understanding the economic opportunities such as demerger (Schommer et al. 2019). Through this process AGL will be creating two companies which will create new future for Australia and will help in the transition of the energy system in Australia. The two industries are AGL Australia, used for storing large portfolio renewable assets, and Accel Energy, the largest electricity generator of Australia delivering low-cost electricity (AGL 2022). This is a diversification strategy of AGL Energy which helps the company to spend the additional resources for company’s economic usage (Akewushola 2015). Deca
onization will help to provide clean energy to the customers. Using electricity for running cars instead of gasoline and diesel helps in building clean electricity (Quigley 2019). Demerger of AGL Energy will help in corporate restructuring and prevent acquisition, acquire more capital and create a separate entity for smooth management of the business (Kenton 2021).     Comment by Gareth Eldridge: This sentence is too short so join it to the previous or next sentence.     Comment by Gareth Eldridge: A body paragraph should use the following ‘burger’ structure:1. TOPIC SENTENCE: State your point directly and make sure it links directly to the question and the heading if there is one. Do not use citation. Useful phrases might be “One major problem is…”,...
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