Case study 4-1 “Business-Level Strategy”


Case study 4-1; “Business-Level Strategy”

Please respond to the following:

  • Assess your satisfaction with Walmart and make recommendations about how that company could modify its business-level strategy to both increase your overall level of satisfaction and to attract new customers. Provide specific examples to support your response.
  • Analyze the five business-level strategies to determine which strategy for Walmart most likely applies. Determine how your experience with that company might change if it switched to one of the other four strategies (your choice). Explain your rationale.

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Week 4 Discussion 2

“Walmart: Keeping the “I” in Innovation” Please respond to the following:

  • Determine how market commonality and resource similarity impact Walmart competitive standing in terms of its main rivals. Provide specific examples to support your response.
  • Determine what additional steps Walmart’ competitors are likely to take and how Walmart will most likely respond. Explain your rationale.

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Case study 5-1

“Diversification” Please respond to the following:

  • Suggest one way Walmart could increase its level of value-creating diversification. Provide specific examples to support your response.
  • Building on the topic above, determine how diversified the company you research could become before it created a negative impact on the company’s bottom line. Explain your rationale.

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Case study 5-2

“Victory Motorcycles” Please respond to the following:

  • Evaluate the business-level strategy of Walmart to determine whether you believe the strategy is appropriate to offset forces in the industry. Provide specific examples to support your response.
  • Make recommendations for improving this strategy as well as describing any challenges you foresee in executing those recommendations. Provide specific examples to support your response.

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Please number your answer to match the question do not exceed 150 words per case study.

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