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December 5, 2018

Industry Analysis of the Airline Industry

Industry Analysis of the Airline Industry Implications of Competition Analysis This week we will be discussing and providing examples for the various industries to include: growth industry, mature industry, and declining industry. Identify a growth industry, a mature industry, and a declining industry. For each industry, identify the following; the number and size distribution of companies; the nature of barriers to entry; the height of barriers to entry; and (d) the extent of product differentiation. Once you have identified an example for each, then, answer the following questions: What do these factors tell you about the nature of competition in […]
December 5, 2018

Principal Functions and Value Chain

Principal Functions and Value Chain Principal Functions and Value Chain Before answering this discussion question you will need to conduct a review of the Walmart Stores, Inc. Case on pages 487-501 of the course textbook and any additional resources necessary to conduct an industry analysis on retail sales industry. Before writing your response, using the textbook and knowledge you have about the Walmart, complete their industry analysis. Identifying the principal resources and capabilities Assessing their strategic importance in terms of the two major determinants of imitability: transferability and replicability Assessing the strength of the company in these resources and capabilities […]
December 5, 2018

Harley-Davidson Inc.

Harley-Davidson Inc. Case Analysis: Harley-Davidson Inc. in May 2015 Read the case, “Harley-Davidson Inc. in May 2015” on page 502-514. Use the case analysis format provided below to identify and address the problems and provide several suggested solutions that the Harley-Davidson Inc. executive team can review for possible implementation. Be sure to “identify 2 to 3 problems” and “develop 2 to 3 possible solutions to the problems identified”, and use this as the focus for making your case in the case format. Note: The case questions provided at the end of each case can be used as an insight to […]
December 5, 2018

Companies That Use Porter’s Competitive Strategies

Companies That Use Porter’s Competitive Strategies Differentiation Advantage and Cost Advantage This week we will discuss competitive advantages, both differentiation and cost advantage. Please be sure to review the following three cases in order to support this discussion: AirAsia: The World’s Lowest Cost Airline pp. 532-542 Course Text: R. M. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text and Cases, 9th edn., Wiley, 2016 Starbucks Corporation, May 2015 pp. 442-459 Course Text: R. M. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text and Cases, 9th edn., Wiley, 2016 Harley-Davidson Inc., May 2015 pp. 502-514 Course Text: R. M. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Text and Cases, 9th […]
December 5, 2018

Examples for Managing Innovation

Examples for Managing Innovation Examples for Managing Innovation This week’s discussion focus is technology innovation, through the use of examples that we research and share. Before we begin this discussion, please review an example of a company who used strategies to exploit a new era of digitalization and benefited from it, “Lowering the Cost of Ultrasound Equipment through Digitalization.” This example shows how a company reached a previously untapped market niche by digitalizing a product, which also allows the firm to reduce expenses. Thus, digitalizing can support a firm that is pursuing a simultaneous advantage in differentiation and cost leadership. […]
December 5, 2018

Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry

Disrupting the Auto Industry Case Analysis: Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry Read the case, “Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry” on page 576-588 use the case analysis format provided below to address to identify the problems and provide several suggested solutions that the Tesla Motors executive team can review for possible implementation. Be sure to identify “identify 2 to 3 problems” and “develop 2 to 3 possible solutions to the problems identified”, and use this as the focus for making your case in the case format. Note: The case questions provided at the end of each case can be […]
December 5, 2018

Conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies

conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies Instructions for Capstone Project Part 3 Now that you have conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies for entry into the country, it is time to begin the third part of the project, which continues from Project Part 2. Using the same company of choice that is proposing an expansion opportunity oversea, conduct a strategic audit on the following areas: Internal environment External environment Strengths Problem analysis Recommendations and implementation costs Submission Requirements: Submit a two- to three-page Word document using 12-pt. font and APA format Submit […]
December 5, 2018

Trends in the Workplace

Trends in the Workplace According to the text, there are a number of key trends in the workplace that have significant influences on organizations. HR professionals play a key role in helping organizations respond to evolving trends, comply with federal and state regulations, and manage workplace flexibility. As an HR professional it is important for you to demonstrate your understanding of the ever changing global environment. Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you: Specify the key functional areas of Human Resources Management. Explore the manner in which each function contributes to the overall performance of an […]
December 5, 2018

Competitive Advantages

Competitive Advantages Week 5 Discussion “Competitive Advantages” Please respond to the following: One staple of consulting is to advise clients to so-called “re-invent” themselves. Suggest the fundamental ways in which innovation matures a company. Provide a rationale and / or a real-world example to support your response. It is well known that Apple has successfully established itself as the market leader in smartphones with its iPhone. Use the two primary dimensions (i.e., cost advantage and differentiation advantage) to recommend a strategy for Apple to sustain its competitive advantage in this market. Provide a rationale for your response.
December 5, 2018

Innovation and Competitive Analysis

Innovation and Competitive Analysis Project Deliverable 2: Innovation and Competitive Analysis Due Week 5 and worth 150 points From the same case that you have chosen for Deliverable 1, you will advise the CEO on ways forward for the company. In addition, you will examine the competitive environment, and discuss frameworks for evaluating various strategies for the company. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: Use a framework of your choice (e.g., Porter’s Five Forces of Competition from the textbook) to perform a competitive analysis of the company’s industry. Support your response. Select at least two […]
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