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MGT 330: Analysis of Ron Jon Surf Shop & Hilo Hattie

1.Access the web sites of Ron Jon Surf Shop ( and Hilo Hattie ( Explain how the two companies are similar and how they are different. Can you find elements of organizational planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and control in their web content? Provide specific examples.

2.Conduct some basic research on Facebook. State what you believe is the distinctive competence and core competence of your selected company. Give an example of how the values and mission statement help to shape planning. Also give some internal and external factors that may influence the business in the future and explain how they will influence the business.

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1. Ron Jon Surf Shop offers a product line of apparel and accessories influenced by surfing. Swimwear is not simply for laying by the pool; but for enjoying water recreation and sports. Many of the clothing items prominently display the Ron Jon Surf Shop logo and/or design. Ron Jon Surf Shop has stores in Florida; with a few more up the east coast. The company prides itself on being an integral member of the communities they serve; boasting a very family-oriented working environment; with a history that goes back over 50 years. Hilo Hattie is similar by having a specific product focus; Hawaiian "resort" apparel. Also like Ron Jon Surf Shop, Hilo Hattie has several stores specific to a geographic area - the Hawaiian Islands specializing in 100% Hawaiian made items. Hilo Hattie has a family atmosphere as well, with the company inception occurring in 1963. Both ...

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This case analysis looks at both these organizations to define where they are similar and how they are distinctive. The second part is a research and analysis of Facebook. The solution is over 500 words and includes 4 references.