Explain your decision. 3 What key factors will determine a company’s success in the accessible luxury market in the next 3-5 years? 5 What is Coach Inc.’s strategy? Which of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely fits the competitive approach that Coach is taking? Explain.
MM BINUS – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 2015 GROUP ASSIGNMENT 9 cases (note: group should do the presentation in power point with a hard copy submitted to lecturer. Other groups should read the case and be prepared to ask for questions and be involved in the case discussion) Group 1: Case: Costco Wholesale in 2012: 1. What is Costco’s business model? Is the company business model appealing?Why or why not? 2.
Strategy Formulation Rex C. Mitchell, Ph.D. Contents INTRODUCTION 1 THREE ASPECTS OF STRATEGY FORMULATION 2 CORPORATE LEVEL STRATEGY 2 What Should be Our Growth Objective and Strategies? 3 Growth Strategies 3 Stability Strategies 5 Retrenchment Strategies 6 What Should Be Our Portfolio Strategy? 6 What Should Be Our Parenting Strategy? 7 COMPETITIVE (BUSINESS LEVEL) STRATEGY 7 Porter's Four Generic Competitive Strategies 8 Best-Cost Provider Strategy: 9 Competitive Tactics 10 Cooperative Strategies 11 FUNCTIONAL STRATEGIES 11 CHOOSING THE BEST STRATEGY ALTERNATIVES 12 SOME TROUBLESOME STRATEGIES TO AVOID OR USE WITH CAUTION 13 INTRODUCTION It is useful to consider strategy formulation as part of a strategic management process that comprises three phases: diagnosis, formulation, and implementation.
Analysis approach: In this report, five years (2007-2011) financial statements data and various financial ratios of these two companies are compared and analyzed. In order to evaluate the relative financial strength compared to the rest of the industry, financial ratios of these two companies are compared with the benchmark data of the Semiconductor Industry. Based on the above analysis, an investment recommendation is made. There are two ways common stock investors can benefit from investing in a specific company stock, i.e. dividend paid by the stock and the appreciation of stock price since the investment was made.
You’ll work in teams of 5 people in a group (max. 5 groups), to address three ethical dilemmas involving Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company. Before meeting as a group, every team member should go to theBusinessWeek Web site (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_40/b3852001_mz001.htm) and read “Is Wal-Mart Too Powerful?” The article discusses Wal-Mart’s industry dominance and advances arguments for why the company is both admired and criticized. Your team should then get together to: 1. Define the problem and collect the relevant facts.
2. Which of the following is not a component of evaluating a company's resources and competitive position? A. Evaluating how well the present strategy is working B. Scanning the environment to determine a company's best and most profitable customers C. Assessing whether the company's costs and prices are competitive D. Evaluating whether the company is competitively stronger or weaker than key rivals E. Pinpointing what strategic issues and problems merit front-burner management attention 3. The spotlight in analyzing a company's resources, internal circumstances, and competitiveness includes such questions/concerns as Awhether the company's present strategy is better than the strategies of its closest rivals based on such .