Discussion Week One Generic Strategy Question What is the generic strategy of the company that you have chosen to complete your strategic analysis on? Why do you classify that company’s generic strategy as such? Is that strategy viable on a long term basis? If so why? If not, why not? What strategy would you recommend that use long term and why? If they should stay the course, why? AJC Pandemic Impact Article Take a look at this article that appeared in Sunday February 28th paper. How do you think these companies should adjust for 2021? The title of the article is “Pandemic reshapes Georgia Economy in unpredictable ways”. See the articles below. Week Eight Global Expansion – At what cost? As company’s expand or prepare to expand Globally the results aren’t always the best.
Based on what you have learned what do you think the strategies are and will they achieve a competitive advantage for the companies in question? Your thoughts?? Take a look at this current news on Walgreen’s http://www.inquisitr.com/1995562/walgreens-closing-stores-in-the-u-s-around-5000-workerswill-lose-jobs-in-global-growth-plan/ Here is a different take http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-walgreens-closing-20150409story.html Fed Ex news http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/fedex-agrees-to-take-over-dutch-rival-tnt-expressfor/article_b2befcb9-597b-5cf3-9c01-ea9f03c6df24.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2015/04/08/why-tnt-acquisition-is-a-gooddeal-for-fedex/ Week 13 Harley Davidson Topic Harley Davidson All- In Read the attached article on Harley Davidson new strategy for the company.
The article symbolizes the strategic concepts from this semester in action as a company deals with internal and external forces to remain viable and relevant. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/motorcycles/how-harley-davidsons-all-in-beton-its-past-crippled-its-future/ar-BBPCNoW?ocid=spartandhp Mergers Subscribe Take a look at this article. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/01/27/goodbye-airtran-time-for-southwestairlines-to-fly.aspx Not only is it about the merger of Air Tram and Southwest Airlines but there is an added twist. Tell me what you think. Also here is another merger that is very new. Staples and Office Depot. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2015/02/staples-office-depot-merger-puts-many-storesat-risk/ Videos http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/04/investing/staples-office-depot/index.html http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/05/staples-office-depot-merger
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