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Unformatted text preview: b. Were there any barriers to imitation of Nucors advantage? c. Assess the threat of hold up and what Nucor does to protect itself from hold up. 3. Consider Nucors decision to adopt the thin-slab technology. a. Use the data from the case to assess the attractiveness of thin-slab casting technology. Should Nucor invest in the new technology? b. Discuss any assumptions that you might make in assessing the net benefits of thin-slab casting. c. Is thin-slab casting likely to provide Nucor with a competitive advantage in flat-rolled products? d. Consider the different threats to sustainability of competitive advantage: Which ones pose the greatest threat to Nucor in regards to using thin-slab casting and why?...
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- Spring '07