GC BUS485 ALL WEEKS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7&8 DISCUSSIONS LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

| March 31, 2017

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GC BUS485 WEEK 1 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 1

Pick a publicly traded company. Describe its competitive advantage using the resource-based model of above average returns.

DQ 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?

GC BUS485 WEEK 2 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 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?

DQ 2

Describe the elements of an organization’s external environment. Why is it important to understand the external environment?

GC BUS485 WEEK 3 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 1

Why is it important to conduct a SWOT analysis? What are the weaknesses of a SWOT analysis? Why is that so?

DQ 2

Why is sustainable competitive advantage a critical strategy-making consideration?

GC BUS485 WEEK 4 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 1

How can you determine a core competency?

DQ 2

What is the relationship between capabilities and core competencies?

GC BUS485 WEEK 5 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 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?

DQ 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?

GC BUS485 WEEK 6 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 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?

DQ 2

What are some of the special features of competing in foreign markets?

GC BUS485 WEEK 7 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 1

Discuss the role of organizational controls and explain their importance.

DQ 2

Why is it necessary to regularly evaluate business strategy?

GC BUS485 WEEK 8 DQ 1 & DQ 2 LATEST 2015 DECEMBER

DQ 1

What are the most effective leadership styles? Why are they effective? In your opinion, what are the least effective leadership styles? Explain.

DQ 2

Why are innovation and entrepreneurial spirit important to market entry or market expansion? Give examples

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