I am just going through some of the key theories in the Astranti text and applying them to the pre-seen. Maybe we can discuss here?
The first few are key and explained by Nick in his analysis. Then I got to Porter's Diamond.
Does anyone think this is particularly relevant? I can see it might be if Wodd decide to expand further overseas as it would allow an analysis of the home market and therefore suggest how competitive Wodd would be overseas. But there just doesn't seem to be enough information in the pre-seen.
Factor conditions could be the temperate climate and availability of a skilled workforce.
Demand conditions I guess we know about a key customer the Forestry Authority.
But we know very little about the other two...
It is the same with the value chain. There just doesn't seem to be any information at all in the pre-seen for this, apart from perhaps technology, HR and operations.
There is so much about sustainability and ethics in the pre-seen, does the lack of details relating to these theories mean questions involving them just won't come up?
I agree that there is not enough info to do valuation of the two companies. However you can calculate the important accounting ratios to see how they are doing.If you refer to the previous exam questions there are no calculations are involved.If I remember correctly they asked in one of the questions about the merits and the drawbacks of an acquisition.
In addition to those identified by shibu, I think worth looking for will be 1)Balanced scorecard 2)Contents of Integrated Reporting with Pros & Cons 3)Ethics & Ethical Dilemmas 4)Currency Risk relevance to Wodd 5) SAF Model (always relevant to evaluate the strategy) 6)Corporate governance loopholes at wodd 7) Sources of Finance
Examiner looks for the application of these models in the scenario rather than reproducing the same. Contents of E3 and P3 are moe relevant than F3 I believe.