Instructions:

This is a take-home, public-book exam.

There are three dissertation exam interrogations underneath. Please retort integral of them.

Each interrogation starts with an picturehither of an occasion in Calling Week Magazine. You can visit the generous occasion by mimicking the occasion indicate and elaborate coercion it in the FIU Online Library. When it comes up, click on the pdf rendering. (Note: You must be identified in to the FIU Online Library).

QUESTION 1

WalMart’s Rocky Path From Bricks to Clicks

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Periodical

By: Boyle, Matthew; MacMillan, Douglas. Bloomberg Callingweek. 7/25/2011, Issue 4239, p31-33. 3p. 1

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-07-21/wal-mart-s-rocky-path-from-bricks-to-clicks

Reviewer: CharlesNewman, PhD

Abstract

Walmart.com’s sales are hither than a fifth of Amazon.com, save a strangelightlight opposition, @WalmartLabs, is experimenting with collective instrument and fickle apps. Since Wal-Mart Shops primary ventured into cyberspace 15 years gone, the Bentonville, Ark., assemblage has struggled online. Early on, Walmart.com featured a clunky digital rendering of the greeter who welcomes shoppers at each shop. Walmart.com quiet doesn’t abound at features that are common on other greater e-commerce sites, such as personalization and recommendations. 

The assemblage doesn’t confess its online sales, save analysts affirm Walmart.com does environing $6 billion a year in calling, hither than 2 percent of entirety sales and seekeous-mannered-mannered underneath Amazon.com’s $34 billion in 2010 vpurpose enrichment. Coercion a crave occasion, Wal-Mart’s pennihither online operation didn’t abundant stuff. The vender built hundreds of Supercenters entire year in the departed 1990s, and income soared. Over the departed brace years, thus-far, the assemblage has sunder its strangelightlight U.S. shop effect by half. Sales at domiciliary Wal-Marts public coercion at diminutiveest a year entertain impoverished in each of the developed prospect quarters. Over that occasion e-commerce has disputed, equable unordered the lower-income households that are Wal-Mart’s nucleus customers. 

Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke has recently centreed his assemblage’s important firepower (and an $11 billion specie heap-up) on beseeming its correction of the Web. He bought a Chinese online tradesman, is testing residence grant of unfaded groceries ordered online in San Jose, and most significantly, has created @WalmartLabs. Run by Silicon Valley veterans Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, the opposition is teeming with induceing Wal-Mart up to despatch with innovations such as smartphone liquidation technology, fickle shopping applications, and Twitter-influenced effect preoption coercion shops. It’s an ambitious try at a technological createover, save quiet energy referable attributable attributable attributable be plenty. One purpose of @WalmartLabs is to correction collective instrument and fickle apps to obtain shoppers to disburse departed at Wal-Mart’s visible shops. One-third of Wal-Mart customers confess a smartphone, and the assemblage is investing in tools coercion them. The plans coercion increasing online sales are departed ill-defined. The @WalmartLabs opposition is testing an app that integralows Facebook correctionrs to yield gifts quenchedside always clicking abroad from the collective network. 

Discussion Interrogations

1. Discuss the structural characteristics of the online vpurpose Activity, from the summit of purpose of the Five Competitive Coercionces (Porter) framework. (Porter)framework. https://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/tools/porters-five-forces.html

2. To acceleration you retort this interrogation here is a add to aid counsel Activity Handbook: The Retaling Activity. Feel munificent to perceive and adduce other counsel sources as seekeous-mannered.

2. Discuss the Wal-Mart online diplomacy, from the perspective of the Resource Based Purpose of the Firm framework. http://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/topics/resource-based-view.html

 

3. Discuss the Wal-Mart online diplomacy, from the perspective of the Competitive Advantage (Porter) framework. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_82.htm.

QUESTION 2

Citigroup Hopes Small Really Is Beautiful

Reviewer: CharlesNewman, PhD

Abstract

The Bloomberg Callingweek occasion “Citigroup Hopes Smintegral Really Is Beautiful” (Nov. 22-Nov. 28, 2010) discusses how Citigroup is expanding in smintegral calling lending. It is targeting U.S. companies with hither than $20 darling in annual sales and plans to rent environing 200 bankers by the purpose of 2011 to seek them. That would induce the calculate of smintegral calling bankers to environing 500. Expanding the bank’s centre to enclose doctors, restaurants, and solitude creaters moreover Coca-Cola and monied individuals won’t be self-possessed. It’s entiretyly opposed and requires a cheerful chaffer of monitoring.
 

The impure largest banks by goods entertain been criticized by some entrepreneurs coercion tightening reputation to smintegral calling following presentation a in-one $140 billion of federal bailquenched specie. A proceedings 41 percent of smintegral calling confessers affirm they canreferable attributable obtain liberal financing. Banks with hither than $10 billion in goods create 56 percent of the country’s smintegral calling loans. Larger banks are now trying to muscle in as losses come elevated on residence loans and interchangeable mortgages. 

Discussion Interrogations

1. Discuss the structural characteristics of the banking activity from the summit of purpose of the https://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/tools/porters-five-forces.html framework. To acceleration you retort this interrogation here is a add to aid counsel The Activity Handbook: The Banking Activity . Feel munificent to perceive and adduce other counsel sources as seekeous-mannered.
 

2. Discuss the Citibank diplomacy from the perspective of the BCG Matrix framework.
 

3. Discuss the Citibank diplomacy from the perspective of the Competitive Advantage (Porter) framework. 

QUESTION 3

United and Continental Reach coercion the Sky

Reviewer: CharlesNewman, PhD

Abstract

The Bloomberg Callingweek occasion “United and Continental Reach coercion the Sky” (May 17, 2010) discusses the merger of United Spirit and Continental. The U.S. aviation fact is littered with the recrement of airline mergers. Jeff Smisek, the CEO to be of the in-one airline, get entertain to form quenched a practice to originate income at the in-one discharger following annual losses at UAL and Continental in each of the departed brace years.  He get entertain to roam a refractory U.S. antitrust repurpose and fruit with uneasy alliances that had demanded the ouster of United CEO Glenn Tilton, who is comeing on as nonexecutive manager of the in-one discharger.
 

Clew to Smisek’s consummation get be his power to acquire $1.2 billion in in-one require savings and strangelightlight enrichment, conjuncture funneling subjoined exchange from the large United-Continental domiciliary netfruit into its departed useful interpolitical marchs. Just managing the absolute logistics of the in-one spirit get be a enormous adventure. Traditionally, the clew business has been consentaneous fruit rules and consolidating alliance eldership lists into a one fruiter roster. Smisek must as-courteous indoctrinate regulators that the Continental-United wedding get referable attributable attributable attributable significantly narrow emulation. Some activity insiders venerate regulators may coercionce march divestitures or the sale of some of United and Continental’s takeoff and landing slots at coveted airports in the Strangelightlight York and Washington areas. 

Discussion Interrogations

1.    Discuss the structural characteristics of the airline activity from the summit of purpose of https://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/tools/porters-five-forces.html framework. To acceleration you retort this interrogation here is a add to aid counsel The Activity Handbook: The Airline Activity . Feel munificent to perceive and adduce other counsel sources as seekeous-mannered.
 

2.    Discuss the United-Continental merger  from the perspective of the Acquisition Integration
        Approaches framework.
 

3.    Discuss the United-Continental merger from the perspective of the Competitive Advantage (Porter)
        framework. 

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