BUS 485 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
Pick a publicly traded company. Describe its competitive advantage using the resource-based model of above average returns.
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
What are vision and mission statements? What is their value for the strategic management process? Select an example of strong Vision/Mission (cite your source). What are its positive characteristics?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
Compare Google with Facebook. In terms of the five forces of competition, do you feel these companies view one another as competitors? Why or why not?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
Describe the elements of an organization’s external environment. Why is it important to understand the external environment?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Why is it important to conduct a SWOT analysis? What are the weaknesses of a SWOT analysis? Why is that so?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Why is sustainable competitive advantage a critical strategy-making consideration?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
How can you determine a core competency?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
What is the relationship between capabilities and core competencies?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
What are the different levels of diversification firms can pursue by using different corporate level strategies and what are the advantages to diversifying their operations?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
What do you think are the criteria a firm should use to evaluate targets for acquisition and how should a company plan and undertake its merger acquisition strategic initiatives?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
An international strategy can take many forms. Explain what a global strategy is and how is it different from a multi-domestic strategy. What are the traditional and emerging reasons/motives that firms expand internationally?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
What are some of the special features of competing in foreign markets?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
Discuss the role of organizational controls and explain their importance.
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
Why is it necessary to regularly evaluate business strategy?
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
What are the most effective leadership styles? Why are they effective? In your opinion, what are the least effective leadership styles? Explain.
BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Why are innovation and entrepreneurial spirit important to market entry or market expansion? Give examples