Wheelen & Hunger (2006)
For your final group project, perform a close reading of Case 10 "Amazon.com: An E-Commerce Retailer," (pages 10-1 through 10-22).
Using the guidelines established in Chapter 15 of your text, produce a "Strategic Audit" for the Amazon.com case. As you produce your Strategic Audit, make sure to include all eight sections. (8 to 10 pages)
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Past Corporate Performance Indexes:
Corporate governance quotient of Russell 3000 companies is better than 86.3%. On the other hand, corporate governance quotient of retailing companies is better than 79,6%
The corporate governance quotient is extremely low in case of retailing companies. Amazon.com should be among the top retailing companies in the world.
. Strategic Posture
It has launched a search engine a9.com, a movie database imdb.com and even a Mechanical Turk at mturk.com. On the other hand the company is not having any strategic direction and is having an amoebic movement. Its policies do not align with its strategic goals. This weak strategy of Amazon.com is reflected in falling profitability even though its sales are increasing.
Related to SWOT analysis:
. Board of Directors: If we look at the insider roster then most of the boards of directors are shareholders of the company. This is a positive aspect of Amazon.com. However, If we take a look at the insider roster almost every one has sold their stocks in the recent past. It is not understood why most of the directors and officers who are shareholders have sold their shares. Have they lost confidence in Amazon.com? Or does it mean that they had information that the profits of the company are likely to fall and this would adversely affect share prices?
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Case analysis for Easycar.com: Strategic service system design
See attached case study for Easycar.com: Strategic service system design
Prepare a brief overview of the case and, more importantly, the issues that it raises. You should come up with your own perspectives on the case.
1. What are the characteristics of the car rental industry? How do these characteristics influence the design of service delivery processes in this industry in general?
2. EasyCar obviously competes on the basis of low price. What does it do in operations to support this strategy?
How would you characterize the level of service quality that easyCar provides?
3. Is EasyCar a viable competitor to taxis, buses, and trains as Stelios claims? How does the design of its operations currently support this form of competition? How not?
4. What are the operational implications of the changes made by EasyCar.com in the last year?
5.How significant are the legal challenges that easyCar is facing? What is your assessment of the likelihood that easyCar will be able to realize its goals for 2004?View Full Posting Details