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  1. 1. Find needed answers here https://bitly.com/12BH1l2 This pack of BUS 402 Week 3 Discussion Questions 2 includes: Vertical Integration Is your company vertically integrated? If so, is it fully, or partially, integrated? If not, would such a move yield potentially high competitive rewards? Explain your rationale. You can also use a past firm or one with which you are familiar. Business - General Business BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Tutorial Course Text: Marcus, A.A. (2011). Management Strategy: Achieving Sustained Competitive Advantage (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 9780078137129, bundled with case: Starbucks’ Global Quest 2006: Is the Best Yet to Come? Week One Required Readings Chapter 1: Strategy Basics Chapter 2: External Analysis Chapter 3: Internal Analysis Discussions Week 1 - DQ1 - Environmental Changes- BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Provide an example of an industry or company that has changed its strategy over time as environmental factors such
  2. 2. as technology, competition, and consumer preferences have changed. Explain the changes in environment and in the industry’s or company’s evolving strategy. Week 2 - DQ2 - Vision and Mission - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Share the vision and mission statement of your firm (or one with which you are familiar). How is that vision and mission statement communicated to employees and the public? What is the role of the vision and mission statement in driving the activities of the firm? If there is no vision and/or mission statement, discuss possible reasons why it is not clear. Week Two Required Readings Chapter 4: Timing and Positioning Chapter 5: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestures Discussions Week 2 - DQ1 - Components of External Environment - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy What are the two most relevant externalities from Exhibit 2.6 for a firm with which you are familiar? Have these externalities made the industry in which the firm operates more, or less, attractive to you as consumer? Explain your rationale. Week 2 - DQ2 - Components of Internal Analysis - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Using “The Seven-S Framework” from pages 58-59 to examine a firm with which you are familiar and address how the firm stacks up in respect to the “qualities of excellence” list on page 59. Does alignment with this list help explain why the firm is currently successful or unsuccessful (use any
  3. 3. metric you think is appropriate to judge success)? Assignments Week 2 - Assignments - S.W.O.T. Analysis - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Watch the video, How to Perform a S.W.O.T. Analysis, and then conduct an S.W.O.T. analysis using the Starbucks’ Global Quest 2006: Is the Best Yet to Come? case provided in the Course Materials section of your course shell. The analysis should address the components of the organization’s environment (internal strengths and weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats), alternatives to consider, and your assessment of the quality of the decision made by the company and/or your recommendation(s) for improvement. (NOTE: This will become part of your final paper.) Your paper must be four to five pages in length, incorporate at least two resources from the University’s Online Library collection, and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Week Three Required Readings Chapter 6: Globalization Chapter 7: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Discussions Week 3 - DQ1 - Market Positioning Strategies - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Chapter 4 addresses timing and positioning (or market niche) strategies. Using Exhibits 4.8 and 4.9 to assess a firm of your choice. What generic strategy is this firm employing? Are they using a combination approach? What are the advantages/disadvantages of consciously using a generic strategy? Explain your position.
  4. 4. Week 3 - DQ2 - Vertical Integration - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Is your company vertically integrated? If so, is it fully, or partially, integrated? If not, would such a move yield potentially high competitive rewards? Explain your rationale. You can also use a past firm or one with which you are familiar. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts. Quiz Critical Thinking Quiz. This quiz consists of 25 multiple choice questions. Week Four Required Readings Chapter 8: Continuous Reinvention Chapter 9: Implementation Discussions Week 4 - DQ1 - International Markets - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy What issues are likely to arise in a developing country when a global giant like Coca-Cola begins operations there? What kinds of advantages does such an expansion bring to the globalizing organization? Support your thoughts with research. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts. Week 4 - DQ2 - Multi-business Corporations - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Consider how a large diversified organization sets strategy. PepsiCo, for example, has beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Dole, and tea and coffee through partnerships with Lipton and Starbucks) and food companies (Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas,
  5. 5. Gamesa, and Latin Americas Foods). Do you think all the business units should have the same strategy, or should they be independent and set their own strategies? Explain. Assignments - Not included in this tutorial at this time! Program Comprehensive Exam. Complete the comprehensive exam, which will take approximately two hours and will be graded based on your score. Week Five Required Readings Husted, B., Allen, D. (2007). Corporate social strategy in multinational enterprises: Antecedents and value creation. Journal of Business Ethics, 74(4), 345-361. Retrieved from ProQuest Database. This article is a study of corporate social responsibility (C.S.R.) as it is specifically applied to multinational firms, emphasizing the need for C.S.R. to be strategic in order to create value. Dwyer, R.J. (2009). "Keen to be green" organizations: A focused rules approach to accountability. Management Decision, 47(7), 1200-1216. Retrieved from ProQuest Database. This article discusses a practical approach to businesses that incorporate green initiatives into their strategies. Discussions Week 5 - DQ1 - Corporate Social Responsibility - BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Think of companies that are concerned not only with the bottom line, but also with being good corporate citizens. Share examples and the reasons why you think these companies practice social responsibility. Assignments Week 5 - Assignments - Final Case Study and Strategic Plan -
  6. 6. BUS402 Strategic Management Business Policy Final Project The final assignment for this course is a Final Case Study and Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Final Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the cou... https://bitly.com/12BH1l2

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