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.
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 […]
Different Industries Directions: Write a 500-700 word APA formatted paper (word requirement does not include title page. Certificate of Authorship (CoA) or references) discussing how the economics of four different industries is changing, and how these changes will alter how firms within these industries relate to their customers. Be sure to include factors such as technology, competition, and input prices in your analysis. You should also apply concepts that you reviewed and studied in this learning plan in your analysis. Support your work with citations where appropriate and defend your answer. my book is Managerial Economics (Seventh Edition) Author: Paul […]
Scripps Recruitment and Interview Process Scripps Recruitment and Interview Process (20 pts) After watching the video titled Scripps*, (also located in the Learn section), isolate one (1) aspect of the Scripps recruitment and interview process that could be most attributable to Scripps’ ample supply of registered nurses. Explain how you could apply this aspect at your current (or former) place of work. Post a response to this prompt and respond to 1-2 peers. Note: Flash Player must be enabled in your browser to view this video. Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per […]
Organizational Structure Assignment 2: Organizational Structure Due Week 6 and worth 300 points You are the HR manager for a small retail company that sells a high volume of products over the Internet. Your company is growing rapidly due to increased Internet sales. Your company prides itself on providing high-quality products and services. The Customer Service department is integral to the success of the company. Over the past few months, the Customer Service department has been unable to fill its openings for Customer Service Representative positions. You suspect there could be a number of reasons for this, but you know […]
Hiring for Diversity and Qualifications Hiring for Diversity and/or Qualifications (20 points) Choose whether you believe a company should hire for diversity or the best qualified individual. Explain your rationale. Determine how your current (or future) place of work could benefit from a diverse workforce. Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.
What role can top management play in helping a company achieve superior efficiency, quality, innovation, and responsiveness to customers 1. Evaluate the accuracy of the following statement: Formal strategic planning systems are irrelevant for firms competing in high-technology industries where the pace of change is so rapid that plans are routinely made obsolete by unforeseen events. 2. What role can top management play in helping a company achieve superior efficiency, quality, innovation, and responsiveness to customers? 3. Why is it important to understand the drivers of profitability, as measured by the return on invested capital? 4. What do you think […]
The Dynamics of International Strategy Replicating Massive Success Let’s discuss internationalization through an example, Chipotle Mexican Grill: Can Chipotle replicate its massive success within the US in overseas markets? We will find out, please be sure to review the following case in order to support this discussion: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.: The International Challenge pp. 639-645 Course Text: R. M. Grant, Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 9th ed., Wiley, 2016 Once you have reviewed the cases answer the following questions: To what extent is the Chipotle restaurant concept, its strategy, and its business system suited to overseas markets? Do overseas consumers have […]
Internal environment External environment Strengths 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 W6 Capstone Part 3 Based on […]
Competitive Advantage Competitive Advantage” Please respond to the following: Per the textbook, technology is a key driver of change and an important source of competitive advantage in business environments. Examine the overall manner in which an enterprise could exploit the opportunities that technology offers in order to establish or sustain a competitive advantage. Include a real-world example to support your response. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research two to three (2-3) articles on soda wars among American soft drink manufacturers, primarily between Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Next, propose a strategy that one (1) of the soft drink manufacturers could […]