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    Research the Honda Corporation (www://world.honda.com). After reviewing of all the documents you can find on the web and in libraries, write a 3 page response to the following questions:

    1. What is the most important problem facing the Honda Corporation?

    2. What recommendation(s) would you make to the Honda Corporation, and in what order of priorities?

    3. How do you balance between your commitment to shareholders and your commitment to the community?

    Note: please cite all sources and references. No bullets it has to be in paragraph form.

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    Research the Honda Corporation (www://world.honda.com). After reviewing of all the documents you can find on the web and in libraries, write a 3 page response to the following questions:

    1. What is the most important problem facing the Honda Corporation?

    Currently Automobile market is one of the toughest and competitive markets in the world. Moreover big companies like GM, Ford is into losses. The snapshot of American hybrid car market is given:

    Honda is much more efficient and profitable than GM and Ford. They have implemented total quality management which helps in eliminating wastage and improving operating efficiencies. But on the flipside the most important problem that the Honda faces is of lower sales growth. In the last three years the growth is around 5% (See excel file).

    Thus the most important problem facing the Honda is of maintaining growth in market share and profitability in the automobile market. Thus it has to introduce new products and reengineer the existing products to maintain its market share. As we are seeing above Honda is only having 9 % in market share in the hybrid car market.
    Source: Hybridcars.com

    2. What recommendation(s) would you make to the Honda Corporation, and in what order of priorities?
    Focusing on core competencies
    The most recent school of thought on Honda's strategy was put forward by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad in 1989. Creating the concept of core competencies with Honda as an example, they argued ...

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    This explains the most important problem facing the Honda Corporation, recommendation(s) to the Honda Corporation to make balance between commitment to shareholders and commitment to the community

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