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September 6, 2019

How important is it for sustainable business practices to take hold in order for a business to succeed in today’s business environment?

750 words discussion question. How important is it for sustainable business practices to take hold in order for a business to succeed in today’s business environment?
September 6, 2019

To what extent do these individuals so dominate the companies they have created that when they pass from the scene, the future of these companies may be uncertain?

Some companies are associated with larger-than-life founders or CEOs. Take, for example, Apple Computers and Steve Jobs or Virgin and Richard Branson. To what extent do these individuals so dominate the companies they have created that when they pass from the scene, the future of these companies may be uncertain?
September 6, 2019

Apple and Google are pursuing different strategies – Apple sells the devise and the OS phones to other device makers

Apple and Google are pursuing different strategies – Apple sells the devise and the OS phones to other device makers. Both companies are gaining share. What does this teach about the right strategy for prevailing in a format war?
September 6, 2019

What’s a good class discussion question for a class on sexual violence and gender?

What’s a good class discussion question for a class on sexual violence and gender?
September 6, 2019

Discuss business profits that rely on fixed and variable costs and revenues

Discuss business profits that rely on fixed and variable costs and revenues. This is just a short answer discussion question.
September 6, 2019

What are some drawbacks and risks to a broad generic business strategy?

What are some drawbacks and risks to a broad generic business strategy? To a focused strategy?
September 6, 2019

Create examples of value chains for three firms

In Chapter 4, we discussed the internal value chain activities a firm can perform in its business model. The value chain priorities can be quite different for firms taking different business strategies. Create examples of value chains for three firms: one using cost leadership, another using differentiation, and a third usinf an integration business level strategy.
September 6, 2019

Select an industry and consider how the industry life cycle has affected business strategy for the firms that industry over time

Select an industry and consider how the industry life cycle has affected business strategy for the firms that industry over time. Detail your answer based on each stage: introduction, growth, shakeout, maturity, and decline.
September 6, 2019

Describe a firm you think has been highly innovative

Describe a firm you think has been highly innovative. Which of the four types of innovation radical, incremental, disruptive, or architectural-did it use? Did the firm use different types over time?
September 6, 2019

Think of other low technology innovations that are/were novel, useful and successfully implemented so that the innovating firm gained a competitive advantage

Much has been said about the competive advantage gained from innovations such as the Internet, high technology, gadgets, and apps. The chapter points out, however, that low-technolgy innovations such as the razor-razor blade business model can also create value. Think of other low technology innovations that are/were novel, useful and successfully implemented so that the innovating firm gained a competitive advantage. Find information about the entrepreneurial story behind the innovation.