Discussion Question 6.1 What are some drawbacks and risks to a broad generic business strategy? To a focused strategy? Discussion Question 6.3 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. […]
Discussion Question 7.1 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. Discussion Question 7.2 Describe a firm you think has been highly innovative. Which of the four types […]
Discussion Question 8.1 When Wal-mart decided to incorporate grocery stores into some location and created “supercenters” was this a business-level strategy of differentiation or a corporate strategy of diversification? Why? Explain your answer.
Discussion Question 9.1 Horizontal integration has benefits to the forms involved. Consider the consolidation in the event promotion business when Live Nation bought Ticketmaster. List some specific advantages of this acquisistion for Live Nation. Do you see any downside to the merger?
iscussion Question 10.3 Professor Paul Pankaj Ghemawat delivered a TED talk entitiled “Actually the World Isn’t Flat”. Do you agree with his assessment that the world is at most semi-globalized, and that we need to be careful not to fall victim to “globany”? View the talk at http://www.ted.com/talks/pankaj_ghemawat_actually_the_world_isn_t_flat_.html