BU481 Case Questions w2012 11-12-20

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2011-12-20 They argued for major changes in both. The conflict came to a head with a shareholders’ vote to determine whether change would occur. The preparation questions for the case are: 1. What is the strategy of the business and how has it changed over time? Why has it changed over time? 2. How well has the business performed over time? 3. Is the board well set up to oversee governance of the management of the company? Explain your view 4. Has the board done a good job of governing the management of the business? 5. Are you going to vote in favour of the incumbent management and board or in favour of the proposal by the incumbents. Provide your justification for your vote. Case 10: Welcome to Wal-Mart in China Milton Boyd and Renee Kim Top management of Wal-Mart recognized that further growth had to come from international expansion. The Chinese market had enormous potential , but management wanted to be careful in the pursuit of this market, given the company’s struggles in Japan and its withdrawal from both Korea and Germany. To develop a sound strategy, it needed to understand Chinese culture, consumers, and potential suppliers as well as government regulations and how they were applied to foreign competitors operating in China. The preparation questions for the case are: 1. Describe a strategy Wal-Mart can adopt that will be successful in China? How does this differ from its strategy in the United States? 2. Should Wal-Mart’s be concerned about its strategy being copied by other retailers in China? Case 11: Ganong Bros. Limited Vanessa M. Strike and Eric Morse David Ganong was president of Ganong Bros. Limited, a fifth-generation family chocolate company in located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. For two successive years the company had lost money. After the first year David had told the board that he had a plan for turning around performance. With losses for a second year it is imperative that David present the board with a revised plan that will create profits. The preparation questions for the case are: 1. As David Ganong, what is your analysis of the situation? 2. What key “historic” considerations need to be considered in your business planning? 3. What is your best strategic option and why? 4. What are you going to tell the board? 5. What are your options if the board does not support your proposal? 4
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