You need to work on a written case study analysis of the SAS case
study, “SAS Institute: A Different Approach to Incentives and People
Management Practices in the Software Industry.”
Note that the paper is to be typed, 12-point font, and double spaced. The
paper must be limited to ONE PAGE. There must also be a title page.
The paper should start out with a thesis or argument (in a first
paragraph) that you prove in the second paragraph. The thesis should concern
(1) what SAS’s generic strategy is and (2) whether there is or is not a match
between SAS’s human resource policies and business strategy. The second
paragraph should discuss a few of SAS’s HR policies, and the conclusion, the
third paragraph, should clarify why you do or don’t think that there’s a match.
(1) Paragraph 1: What broad,
generic business strategies (cost, differentiation or focus) in terms of
Michael Porter’s framework is SAS pursuing? The thesis concerns whether the HR
policies support the broad, generic business strategy.
(2) Paragraph 2: What are some
of SAS’s HR policies as stated in the case (give a couple of examples)?
(3) Paragraph 3: Is there a
match between the firm’s HR policies and business strategy?
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