Business management

Strategic Entrepreneurship

From the e-Activity, evaluate the lessons learned in this chapter to determine which single lesson would be most beneficial to the company you researched. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Analyze the different approaches to innovation discussed in this chapter to determine which approach you think would be the greatest value to the greatest number of organizations. Explain your rationale.

Domino's Pizza

Determine whether the current organizational structure at Domino’s is a good match for its corporate strategies. Explain your rationale.

Compare and contrast strategic controls and financial controls. Provide specific examples of how each may be used to best serve a corporation.

Finding the Best Buy

Corporate governance has become a hot issue in the U.S. over the past two decades.  From your analysis of the case study, determine two possible corporate governance challenges that might be faced by Best Buy as a result of its rapid growth and why they could become corporate governance issues.

Corporate Governance

Analyze the three internal governance mechanisms (ownership concentration, boards of directors, and executive compensation) and recommend a possible fourth mechanism that would help align the interests of managerial agents with those of the firms owners. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Executive Pay

Some evidence suggests that there is a direct and positive relationship between a firm’s size and its top-level managers’ compensation. Explain what inducement you think that relationship provides to upper-level executives. Recommend what can be done to influence the relationship so that it serves shareholders’ interests.

The case study outlines six specific strategies that the firm has chosen to support its strategic direction. Determine which strategy is most likely to benefit the firm. Explain your rationale.

determine how market commonality and resource similarity impact Apple’s competitive standing in terms of its main rivals

From the second e-Activity and the case study, determine how market commonality and resource similarity impact Apple’s competitive standing in terms of its main rivals. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Determine what additional steps Apple's competitors are likely to take and how Apple will most likely respond. Explain your rationale.

Internal Environment

From the e-Activity, analyze the internal environment of the company you researched to determine that company’s strengths and weaknesses.

Based on the strengths and weaknesses you discovered, determine what steps the company could take to positively impact the company’s competitiveness. Explain your rationale.

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