Typically, a THREAT is something external to your business that can potentially impact you negatively: competitors (actually doing specific things vs. just being there), changing conditions in your particular industry or the overall marketplace. THREATS are part of the playing field that you can’t ignore. They impact the context of your business: things that you may not be able to control but at least can attempt to anticipate and prepare for. Some THREATS, though, may be also internal: e.g. long term attitudes of hanging onto the status quo, being overly risk averse, starting but rarely following through, trying to do it all yourself (and not believing 3 rd parties), or talking a good game but not walking the
Abstract: Microfinance is a financial service such as loan, saving and fund transfers to entrepreneurs and small businesses that lack access to traditional banking service in order to create new businesses. Unfortunately microfinance has a lot of challenges that hinder it from further progressing in achieving the desired goal. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is microfinance system analysis to provide strategies to improve them. In this study the SWOT approach was applied to collect information from two groups of internal (strengths and weaknesses) and external factors (opportunities and threats). The target population consists of two groups of experts including agricultural extension agents and staffs of entrepreneurship banks in Kurdistan, Iran. This analysis is a mix method analysis, in qualitative section of the study, theoretical sampling method was used to achieve theoretical saturation and the sample size was determined during the research (N=43). In quantitative section of the study using multista ge random sampling, experts were selected (n= 103). The aim of SWOT is IEFE (Internal and External Factor Evaluation) for strategic planning. IEFE includes two levels as IFE and EFE. According to the quantitative matrix of strategic planning, the main strategy for the microfinance system in Kurdistan is conservative strategy. Conservative strategies includes: 1. using of foreign credit resources and getting loans from the World Bank and international organizations 2. Establish a supportive system for business in the fields of marketing, insurance and etc. 3. Having a holistic and integrated perspective on the economic, social, and demographic conditions for the reform of rural policy related to microfinance programs 4. Providing practical education for the microfinance members about entrepreneurship skill and encouraging them to launch and manage their enterprises.
Chinese government is updating its Aid-the-Poor Program to develop a sound national poverty alleviation system, especially in mountain areas. And promoting economic growth and improving quality of life of residents are important components to ensure that poverty alleviation goals meet throughout the poverty alleviation chain. In this paper, Xiang-xi Prefecture, a typical mountain region, was taken as an example to analysis strategy of poverty alleviation in mountain area. This context highlights the internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as the external opportunities and threats. With the purpose of reducing poverty in Xiang-xi Prefecture, collective actions could be implemented including constructing modern transportation infrastructure, encouraging regional characteristic industries and setting up restraint-incentive scheme on ecological reserve and economic development.
For successful implementation and adoption of e-government projects, good strategies are inevitable. Without comprehensive strategies it is difficult to get maximum benefits from the e-government system. In this research we thoroughly studied the e-government in Saudi Arabia. Using SWOT technique, a situational analysis was conducted in order to find out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the e-government of Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the SWOT technique was qualitative and subjective therefore we could not identify that which factors were more important than others. In order to solve this problem the SWOT technique was integrated with AHP technique in order to find quantitative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the Saudi Arabia e-government. Based on the numeric results of the SWOT-AHP integration we developed strategies using TOWS method for Saudi Arabia e-government which will support better decision making by the higher authorities of Saudi Arabia e-government project.
current study by means of SWOTanalysis tried to help the planners to identify the strategies of achieving goals. Based on the results of this study, the identified strategies play a vital role in language institution system development. The important strategies that must be considered, according to importance factor given by the teachers were employing determined, obliged, knowledgeable foreign language teachers; determining less tuition than the other institutes and competitors; increasing institute publicity by advertising in mass media and distributing brochures; offering special language courses suitable for specific goals of language learners and etc. For stability in an institution, principals should take objectives into consideration, what were their success areas, failures, what was their major strength and weakness and how they handled them, what opportunities they had in the past and how they utilized it and finally the threat and how they handled it. The results of the study ensure researchers and planners that SWOTanalysis plays a vital role in organization stability.
Abstract: PT.Banyuwangi Indonesia Multifinance BRI is an institution that distributes financing for motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, and machinery. Along with the development of the City of Banyuwangi, many similar institutions operating in this city include PT. Mandiri Tunas Finance, PT. BFI Multifinance and others. Each institution certainly wants to serve its customers as well as possible so that in the long run it remains its customer. Customers like this are called loyal customers. To get loyal customers, of course it must be followed by fulfilling the basic needs for service to these customers. In order to further increase customer loyalty, PT. BRI Multifinance Banyuwangi seeks to research, discover and implement Customer Loyalty Enhancement Strategies using SWOTanalysis. SWOTanalysis is an effort to identify the scope of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that determine the company's performance. The results of the analysis show that the problems faced by PT. Banyuwangi BRI Multifinance is a relatively long process / stage of financing because it is associated with a processing system that is centralized at the Jakarta Multifinance BRI Head Office. In addition, workers / employees who are relatively new, have not been educated properly, so that product knowledge and mastery of the work field are not optimal.
In this article a context analysis was used in order to analyse stakeholders’ perceptions about moun- tain forest management. The context analysis is a method to analyse the environment in which a cer- tain issue is handled. One kind of context analysis is the SWOTanalysis which allows gaining an insight into the strengths (S) and weaknesses (W) and also the opportunities (O) and threats (T) posed by the external and internal environment. It is an easy-to- use method that provides a transparent initial over- view and identifies important problem areas. SWOT analyses are useful for scanning internal strengths and weaknesses of organizations as well as for illu- minating the opportunities and risks of a dynamic environment (Rauch 2007). The main goal of a con- text analysis is to analyse the environment in order to develop a strategic approach to selected issues. Internal strengths and weaknesses as well as exter- nal influences which can be opportunities or threats have been analysed in order to derive promising future strategies for ecosystem provision in moun- tain regions. The output points out what needs to be done and it puts problems into perspective.
to its environment. SWOTanalysis may be expanded by means of tools similar to those known as "portfolio management", such as the BCG matrix, to examine the validity of a strategy that has been proposed or is being applied, and to recommend changes where relevant. The classification of the different possibilities takes into account their feasibility (assets available "in house" = strengths and weaknesses), as well as their potential (attractive features in relation to the outside environment = opportunities and threats).
The phenomenal growth of internet user over the last decade has brought a major change in the functionalities and working of various organizations. The emergence of Cloud Computing has remarkably made advancement in the IT industry by putting forward an ‘everything as a service’ idea. Cloud Computing is a fastest growing technology by giving so many benefits to businesses by its latest and advanced functions. Companies are paying their interest to adopt Cloud computing throughout the world. But due the many barriers associated in Cloud Computing adoption, should be removed properly. The aim of this paper is to explore the Cloud Computing and converse the drivers and inhibitors of its adoption. Moreover, an effort has been created to recognize the key stakeholders of Cloud Computing and draw the security threats. An analysis that consists of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) has also conceded in which Cloud Computing adoption for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is evaluated. This paper concludes with some other research areas in Cloud Computing.
Fildes et al. (1999) highlight the importance of spread- sheets (and of simulation) in contributing to OR groups’ performance in companies. Many in the education commu- nity, especially in business schools, already believe this. Grossman (2003) exhorts developing a spreadsheet-based quantitative analysis course. The large and growing number of textbooks for management science and statistics using spreadsheets for computation makes it easy for educators to do so. Educators can also beneﬁt from teaching work- shops created by Powell (2001) demonstrating real OR/MS applications in marketing, ﬁnance, and accounting. How- ever, educators must be careful not to make OR/MS syn- onymous with such tools or to imagine that spreadsheets alone would make OR/MS relevant in the absence of foun- dational training (e.g., Groleau 1999).
Community coalitions can help national organizations meet their objectives. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids depends on coalitions of local people to deliver farm safety and health educational programs to children and their families. These coalitions are called chapters. An evaluation was developed to identify individual coalition's strengths and weaknesses. Ten FS4JK chapter locations conducted a SWOTanalysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) and community focus groups to identify what strategies could be incorporated to improve each coalition's functionality. The findings will help strengthen program delivery, which will guide the national organization toward a more effective support system.
A few studies recently reviewed both the counseling and school counseling professions in South Korea, using the SWOTanalysis. Such an analysis provides a thorough understanding of the professions as well as future suggestions by analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats from internal and external perspectives. Seo, Kim, and Kim (2007) examined the counseling psychology programs in South Korea using a SWOTanalysis and confirmed that the counseling psychology profession is in high demand in Korean society due to critical concerns such as Internet addiction and the psychological needs of North Korean refugees and foreign laborers. The government and public have asked counseling psychologists to develop and implement intervention programs. Because of these growing needs, counseling psychology now represents the majority of all psychological disciplines. However, the field of counseling psychology needs to pay more attention to developing rigorous training programs and to informing the public and national policy-makers about the profession and what it has to offer.
This study aimed to determine the status quo of Talangagung landfill as an educational tourism landfill in Malang regency. In order to achieve these objective, the SWOTanalysis was used as a tool to identify internal and external factors that affect waste management of the landfill. Furthermore, these factors will be used to determine better management policies in the future through the formulation of strategic action plan. SWOT is an analytical tool designed to be used as preliminary stages of decision making on the one hand and as prior in planning management strategies on the other. According to Saaty , the SWOTanalysis is used to maximize both strengths and opportunities, minimize external threats, turn weaknesses into strengths and take advantage of existing opportunities as long as it still minimize internal weakness and external threats.
evidence based and be open to regular scrutiny. Evidence based practice is defined as practice which is “based on the best available evidence, patient preferences and clinical judgement” (Schmidt & Brown, 2015:4). Section 6 is focused upon striving to “improve the quality of healthcare, care and support through continuing professional development. This is achieved through, section 6.2, participating in “continuing professional development to achieve competencies required for your role.” Section 6.4 urges you to “improve the quality and safety of the care you provide” and 6.6, to “contribute to the learning and development of others as appropriate.” For nursing associates, the NMC (2018) code also states in Section 25.1 that you must “identify priorities, manage time, staff and resources effectively and deal with risk to make sure that the quality of care or service you deliver is maintained and improved. Through analysing proposed changes to working practices using tools such as the SWOTanalysis tool, support workers and nursing associates will be assisted to make good, well founded decisions in how care and services can be improved. Knowing the strengths of that decision and the opportunities it will present. They will also be empowered to voice their concerns when a change is not in their patient’s best interests, recognising the weaknesses, and by recognising the external threats they will be better placed to overcome them.
The weaknesses include: confusion as regards the baseline or counterfactual – we know what the target is, but not clear what the total energy consumption will be in 2016 and 2020 with and without the Plan; the confusion of combining of two ambitions – meeting the European Union 9 percent target by 2016, and the national target of 20 per cent by 2020; no systematic articulation of why the market alone will not provide the optimum level of energy efficiency; costings of options are planned, but no estimates provided, and only ad hoc consideration of policy instrument combinations and tradeoffs to deliver outcomes is presented.
report that patients’ craving could be induced through re-encountering a familiar venue of MA smoking, commodities in everyday life, such as rock candy (‘huang bing tang’ in Chinese), auxiliary equipment used to smoke MA, such as tinfoil, lighters, colourful drinking straws and sexual-related behaviours, by using the SWOTanalysis technology. These important findings could provide useful information when screening drug-related cues to optimise craving and MA-related bias assessment and new exposure treatment approaches, such as virtual reality (VR) therapy programmes. VR therapy often uses computer video techniques to simulate the high-risk
In addition, an analysis of the contents of existing documentation, regulations and archival material of the RS in the field of disaster risk reduction will be carried out in order to compare them with the documents and regulations of other developed countries. In addition, the implementation of SWOTanalysis will create the preconditions for the improvement of the mentioned system based on the use of existing or developed innovative solutions. This will identify all the advantages and disadvantages, that is, the favourable and unfavourable factors of the risk management system, as well as the possibilities for implementing certain innovations in the catastrophe risk reduction system in Serbia. The created analytical framework will enable to obtain all relevant information about the system itself and the external factors within which it exists and about the possibilities for its development. All the strategic opportunities and threats to the disaster risk management system in relation to its strategic strengths and weaknesses will be reviewed. Based on the results of the SWOTanalysis, a matrix will be developed to improve the existing system by identifying innovative solutions in the field of the disaster risk management. The obtained results of multimethod research and SWOTanalysis will serve as a starting point in the analysis, identification and prioritization of innovative capabilities and solutions for strengthening the system.
other studies, this research, aims to formulate a strategy facing with green development. In this research, 10 strengths, 10 weaknesses, 10 opportunities, and 10 threats were detected. Given final score, the most important strengths include high progress speed in environmental and energy sciences and up-to-date knowledge in the country in relation with civil and urban development. Regarding identified weaknesses, the highest final score is inattention of government and executive managers’ policy to environmental issues. Some of the other factors are to attract foreign and Iranian investors as the most desirable opportunities, and lack of cooperation between organizations related to urban management and lack of long- term and strategic purposes in relation with urbanization in accordance with the environment were known as the most important threats. According to SWOTanalysis, it was specified that total IFE
SWOTanalysis is a method that is usually used in strategic planning to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in an organization. SWOTanalysis involves identifying both the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve the goals of an organization. A multi-layered SWOTanalysis is presented in this paper may be used in different phases or stages of a project. The three layers may be used by project managers and stakeholders either to assess and mitigate project risks or even to terminate a project at some point.