Dadiangas General Hospital: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Greater Heights

by: Thaddeus Acuna

Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Length: 21 pages
Product ID#: 1-008-000

Core Disciplines: Accounting/Finance, Leadership/Organizational Behavior, Negotiations, Strategy & Management

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In this strategic planning case, Fernando Viloria, administrator for Dadiangas General Hospital, faces a situation common in family-owned businesses. The patriarch and chairman of the company wants to embark on an expansion project, but Viloria knows that due diligence and assessments of the proposed expansion have not been done. Students are asked to recommend actions that can be taken to properly evaluate the viability of the project.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Appreciate the significance of strategic planning as an approach for attaining corporate objectives and ensuring successful implementation of projects.
  • Identify the peculiar issues that affect family enterprises compared to large corporations, and discuss their impact on the attainment of corporate objectives.
  • Integrate internal and external environmental factor analyses to strategic planning.
  • Utilize different planning models, tools and approaches in strategic planning.
  • Articulate a strategic planning process in the context of SMEs, particularly family enterprises.