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performance – HBC lost over $200 million in the second quarter of 2017 alone. Even so, it has continued to expand its physical stores by opening an HBC-branded store in Amsterdam in September. In response to the concerns of the investor “ HBC governor and executive chairman Richard Baker said the company continues to explore ways to extract value from its [480 stores] …” In the same week as Sears began its liquidation,
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Page 4 of 4 the CEO of HBC, Gerald Storch announced his resignation; he was the fourth senior executive to leave in the last six months. * The account of the history of HBC draws heavily on its heritage website, . The web site provides a very detailed and informative timeline of the many key moments in HBC’s history. Sources: Founding of the Hudson Bay Company, . Team Canada Rio 2016 uniforms get mixed reaction on Twitter April 12, 2016 - uniforms-1.3533009. Shaw, H. (2017) As Stock Tumbles, Hudson's Bay Tries to Distance itself from the U.S industry that is Collapsing around it, June 9, accessed 26/11/17 from - marketing/as-stock-tumbles- hudsons-bay-tries-to-distance-itself-from-the-u-s-industry-that-is- collapsing-around-it. The Canadian Press (2017) Hudson's Bay investor threatens to remove directors unless it takes bold action, September 6, accessed 26/11/17 from . © Ann Armstrong Part B: Please answer only two of the three essay questions. Each answer should be about 750 words. (1) A key theme in the course has been the value of theory as a practical guide to informed organizational action. Discuss how a deep understanding of power OR decision-making will help in your future careers. (2) If you were going to start your own for-profit company, what would be your key considerations? Please describe and justify your arguments. (3) Some argue that the manager’s fundamental task is to manage environmental uncertainty. Please describe and analyze this argument.
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