In this module, we looked at
technology-based industries and the management of innovation. For this
week’s assignment, review Case 14 Eni SpA: The Corporate Strategy of an
International Energy Major, p. 527 (in your textbook). Remember: A case
study is a puzzle to be solved, so before reading and answering the
specific case study questions, develop your proposed solution by
following these five steps:
the case study to identify the key issues and underlying issues. These
issues are the principles and concepts of the course module, which apply
to the situation described in the case study.
the facts from the case study which are relevant to the principles and
concepts of the module. The case may have extraneous information not
relevant to the current course module. Your ability to differentiate
between relevant and irrelevant information is an important aspect of
case analysis, as it will inform the focus of your answers.
Describe in some detail the actions that would address or correct the situation.
how you would support your solution with examples from experience or
current real-life examples or cases from textbooks.
this initial analysis and then read the discussion questions.
Typically, you will already have the answers to the questions but with a
broader consideration. At this point, you can add the details and/or
analytical tools required to solve the case.
Case Study Questions:
Eni’s corporate strategy in terms of its alignment with the
characteristics and requirements of its industry environment and its
resources and capabilities.
ahead over Eni’s next four-year planning period (2019-22), what changes
in Eni’s corporate strategy would you recommend?
How should Eni allocate its resources across its different businesses and between different geographical areas? In particular:
Should Eni continue to focus most of its capital investment on its upstream business?
Should Eni divest (i) its chemicals business, and (ii) its engineering, construction, and oilfield services subsidiary (Saipem)?
Should Eni continue with its vertically integrated strategy in natural gas?
Should Eni invest more heavily in renewable energy sources (e.g., wind power, solar power, and geothermal power)?
the recent changes to the organizational structure that Mr. Descalzi
has introduced. What further organizational and management changes would
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
4 to 5 pages in length, do not exceed 5 pages which does not include the required title and
reference pages, which are never a part of the content minimum
APA style guidelines.
your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories
from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal
articles unless the assignment calls for more.