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Competitive Advantage

Risk and return - investment advantage/disadvantages

There are two different funds listed below for you to choose to invest in. Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the Arias Large Company Stock Fund compared to the Arias S&P 500 Index Fund? - Arias S&P 500 Index Fund - this mutual fund tracks the S&P 500. Stocks in the fund are weighted exactl

Organizational staffing

I need some help or suggestions on the following questions. (1)What defines an effective approach to organizational staffing? (2)How do staffing systems help organizations attain and sustain competitive advantage? (3)In your opinion, what are some of the strategic roles that supervisors must assume to meet staffing ob

Organizations Valuing Diversity

Task: Analyze the nature and effectiveness of your organization's commitment to valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment.

Ruhling Manufacturing Company

RUHLING QUESTIONS: 1. Why might negotiation be favored over competitive bidding in certain procurement situations? 2. Considerations of Epsilon's alternative proposal: a. What is the applicability of a requirements contract from Ruhling's point of view? - Assume that Epsilon will still make a profit resulting from eco

Innovation, Design, Creativity for Competitive Advantage

1. What is creative intelligence? What are the differences between the four types of creative intelligence? What is your creative potential profile? Explain. 2. What is a mental model/mindset? What forces influence a mental model/mindset, and what forces cause the evolution of that mental model/mindset? How has your mental mo

What are the conditions for a perfectly competitive market?

(a) What are the conditions for a perfectly competitive market? (b) What are the conditions for a monopolistic market? (c) What are the conditions for a monopolistic competitive market? (d ) What are the conditions for an oligopolistic market? (e) How would you explain the differences among these market structures? I

Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the PCAOB

The following comments summarize the beliefs of some practitioners about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the PCAOB. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is unnecessary regulation of the profession. The costs of requirements such as reporting on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting greatly exceed the benefits. These i

Achieving competitive advantage

Select two organizations that you believe have achieved a competitive advantage through their supply chains and address the below for each of them. 1) Describe your selected organization and the type of competitive advantage they have. 2) Determine how your selected organizations use their supply chains to gain competitive

Strategic Supply Chain Management

Select an organization with which you are familiar. What is your selected organization's competitive advantage? How does the organizations supply chain support this competitive advantage? Do not-for-profit organizations need a competitive advantage? Why or why not?

Identify elements of concern for any project.

Identify elements of concern (e.g. resources, time, cost, quality, scope, accessibility to interviewees, generating a questionnaire, distributing the questionnaire, sample size, ability to analyze/verify the results...) of your any project and make suggestion. With references.

Firms in Competitive Markets

Review the following questions and prepare a four to five page report on any three of the following issues: 1. Firms in Competitive Markets Florida Citrus Web Site Go to The "Florida Citrus Web Site" is sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus on behalf of the State's Orange Industry. Amo

Declining Competitive Position Strategy Options

Potentially attractive strategy options for a company in an also-ran or declining competitive position include which of the following: - A strategy to merge with or acquire other firms in an attempt to join forces and create a stronger enterprise - A guerrilla warfare strategy - A harvesting strategy aimed at turning the f

Competitive Strategy: Enduring Success

Question: Why do some companies experience "enduring success" (i.e., long-term success) while others do not? In other words, what characteristics do you think a firm must possess in order to outperform their peers (or the general stock market) over an extended period of time? Is a brilliant strategy the key to enduring succes

Verizon Communications Pricing Strategy

Verizon Communications Pricing Strategy In reference to Verizon's competitors, is Verizon the price leader? If not, who is? Is Verizon's pricing at the skimming (high) or penetration (low) level? Provide rationale for your answers. Include at least three competitor prices. Measures the company has taken in an effort t

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts: marketing, target, competitors, promotion, brand

1. How would you describe the appropriate target market(s) for Banyan Tree? How wide is its geographical reach-local, regional, global? 2. In these markets, who are the main competitors? What are the competitive advantages of Banyan Tree (country-or firm-specific advantages)? Disadvantages? 3. How important is the brand n

Competitive advantage

In your organization, who has responsibility for maintaining competitive advantage, improving corporate position, responding to market requests and creating new markets? What implication does that have for the organization? My company is Teletech.

Strategic Formulating and Ethical and Legal issues

Please help with the topics below: * Formulate strategies and potential strategic alternatives for different situations. * Recognize situations that present potential ethical and legal issues and develop solutions for those issues

Finding the Advantage of Reducing Variable Production Costs

An advanced company estimates that spending $29,750 in employee training will result in reducing variable production costs by 6% and increasing sales by 12.5%. Production and sales amount to 4,400 units, selling price is $200 per unit and total production cost is $150-60% of which is variable cost. What is the advantage of thi

Please use the VRIO framework to describe whether the following actions are a source of competitive disadvantage, parity, temporary advantage, or sustained competitive advantage.

Please use the VRIO framework to describe whether the following actions are a source of competitive disadvantage, parity, temporary advantage, or sustained competitive advantage. Why? a. Pepsi introduces new environmental friendly packaging for its Sierra Mist product line. B. Toyota announces employee pricing for all new

This case describes the so-called Aramco advantage that allowed the Aramco consortium of companies to make enormous profits, and the Internal Revenue Service's efforts to collect taxes on the revenues.

This solution also answers these four questions with respect to the case study: 1. Which unit of Texaco really "earned" the Aramco advantage? Aramco itself? Texaco's foreign refineries? Texaco's marketing operations? Or the parent corporation? 2. Had Aramco sold the crude oil to Texaco's U.S. refineries, would Texaco h

Which competitive pay policy would you recommend to an employer?

Can you help me to answer these questions. Question: Which competitive pay policy would you recommend to an employer? Why? Does it depend on circumstances faced by the employer? Which ones? Question: Contrast pay ranges and grades with bands. Why would you use either? Does their use assist or hinder the achievement of i

Sanyo Competitive Forces

Study this site. Identify three competitive forces that challenge this organization. Identify three environmental forces facing Sanyo today. How do these forces impact the organization? Explain. Why is it important for Sanyo to conduct an external audit prior to making strategic decisions?

Competitive Intelligence and the Internet

What are some of the opportunities the Internet has provided to help companies attain a competitive advantage? What are some of the threats the Internet poses to a company's survival?

Capitalizing on Environmental Opportunities - Wal-Mart

How can Wal-Mart use its strengths in order to take advantage of opportunities in the environment? How can it strengthen weaknesses and avoid threats in the environment? Can it continue to grow? Case Instructions: Perform an Internal Analysis at Wal-Mart, identifying its Weaknesses and Strengths. Then Identify Opportu