MT451-01_scottiemarlow_Unit5_Project-4-25-11

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1 Unit 5 Project Scottie Marlow MT451-01: Managing Technological Innovation
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2 Unit 5 Project Knox County Schools holds the distinction of being a system operated by the County for the County. KCS mission is to make sure that all students receive the best instruction and have the best chance to succeed in all their academic goals. KCS has currently set the goal of 100% graduation rate for students, while this goal may seem unreasonable, I feel that all schools should have this same goal. Porter’s Five-Force Model External Analysis: In assessing the external analysis of the Knox County Schools I first used the gathered information I have gained against the five force model in my external analysis. 1. Rivalry. Knox County Schools has no competition in the current market so there is no real chance of a rivalry of any kind. The closest thing to competition that Knox County Schools faces is being compared to nearby counties and the school systems that are run by those counties. In any case even in the face of such comparisons all that can be done is to complain to school
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3 board officials but there is never any real fear of any type of forced change ever coming to the system. 2. New entrant threat. The school system is run by the county and I the only outside source that could enter this picture and be considered a new entrant would be a private school. Knox County is made up of mostly low income families and could not sustain having to pay for private schools for very many students so I do not see any new entrant as a threat of any kind to the current system. 3. - 4. Power of suppliers-Power of buyers. The buyer is Knox County Schools and I know for a
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