business cap df

Answer the questions below at least 150 words each question

1a Why should a U.S.-based company be concerned if an earthquake, tsunami, or nuclear power plant accident occurs in Japan?

1b. With rapid changes in technology, the boundaries of industries are being redefined. What industry is the company Google in? Who are Google’s main competitors today and where might new competition come from?

2. There are many successful and well-regarded companies, such as Honda, FedEx,, and Whole Foods. What is each one’s core competency? How might they lose their core competency, and what do they need to do to hold on to it?

3. Listed below are 10 industries. Classify each one as (a) emerging, (b) rapid-growth, (c) mature/slow-growth, (d) stagnant/declining, (e) high-velocity/turbulent, or (f) fragmented. Do research on the Internet, if needed, to locate information on industry conditions, and reach a conclusion on what classification to assign each of the following. Defend your conclusion by giving reasons for your answer.

  1. Health care industry
  2. Dry cleaning industry
  3. Energy drinks, sports drinks, and vitamin-enhanced beverage industry
  4. Camera film and film-developing industry
  5. Wine, beer, and liquor retailing
  6. U.S domestic airline industry
  7. Retail banking industry
  8. Retail bookstore industry
  9. Computer video games industry
  10. Newspaper industry

4. For each of the following brands/products, determine which of the five generic strategies are being used. Give your reasons.

Swatch watch

McDonald’s Dollar Menu

Starbucks coffee

Subaru cars

University of Phoenix online academic degrees

Dick’s Sporting Goods store

LensCrafters eyeglasses


Tide detergent

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