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Corporate Responsibility

1. Given the critical import of the firm's mission statement, examine that of your own firm, or one with which you are very familiar and briefly describe your assessment of its effectiveness. Tell us why?

2. Briefly describe why you think corporate and social responsibility is or is not important in assessing overall performance of the firm in assessing overall performance of the firm.

3. Now, nearly seven years old, briefly describe how you believe the events of Sept. 11, 2001 have changed the strategic landscape that serves as the context for business decision making.

4. What impact has the increased use of technology had on the decision making environment in your own firm or one with which you are quite familiar?

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Strategic Competitiveness

1. Given the critical import of the firm's mission statement, examine that of your own firm, or one with which you are very familiar and briefly describe your assessment of its effectiveness. Tell us why?

One company that I am familiar with is Nypro. The mission of the company is "To serve our customers with integrated, innovative and environmentally sound manufacturing solutions, built on Nypro's global plastics leadership, creating value for our team members, communities and shareholders" nypro.com.

I do not think that the strategy is very effective. The company is an industrial supplier of plastic parts and products. Even though the company has been innovative in injection molding and has improved the technology, there is not much thrust towards an environmentally sound manufacturing solution. The company basically tows the line of its customers and supplies whatever ...

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