Case26-KmartCorp - correct any of the companys resource...

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Kmart Corporation 1. What was Joseph Antonini’s strategy while he was Kmart’s CEO? What were the key elements of Kmart’s efforts to execute Antonini’s strategy? What explains Kmart’s inability to keep pace with Wal-Mart during the years that Joseph Antonini was Kmart CEO? What went wrong with the initiatives he launched? 2. What were the key elements of Hall’s strategy to turn Kmart around and improve its competitive position in the discount industry? Do you approve of the strategy changes he made? Why or why not? 3. What is your assessment of all the internal changes that Hall and his top management team made to improve store operations, implement the strategy changes, and get Kmart back on track? 4. What were the primary components of Charles Conaway’s strategy to take on Wal- Mart and Target? Was the strategy consistent with Kmart’s key resource strengths and competitive capabilities? Did Conaway’s strategy make a serious effort to
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Unformatted text preview: correct any of the companys resource weaknesses and competitive liabilities? 5. What are the things that Wal-Mart has consistently done better than Kmart? What has Kmart done better than Wal-Mart? Is Kmarts strategy better than the strategy at Target? 6. Why has Kmart had so much turnover among top management? Is there a common thread among Kmarts leadership over the past 10-15 years that helps explain the companys decline into bankruptcy? 7. Do you see any ethical issues and problems surrounding the actions of Kmarts top management teams? 8. What further changes do you think need to be made in the way things are done at Kmart? Will Kmarts current restructuring program allow it to recover from bankruptcy and gain on Wal-Mart and Target? What additional actions would you recommend to Julian Day? Copyright 2003 GLO-BUS Software, Inc. Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor Steve during the Spring '11 term at Central Lancashire.

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