1. Swiss banks still hold how much in foreign deposits not disclosed to the foreign
depositors home country?
a) $2.5 billion
b) $5 billion
c) $1.9 trillion
d) None of the above
2. According to "The Worlds Favorite New Tax Haven Is the Unit
AMAZON'S PLAN TO TAKE ON UPS AND
1. Why would Amazon want to enter the global shipping and delivery business?
a) They want to get a piece of a highly profitable business.
b) They expect to the business to grow strongly.
c) It may give them a compe
WHERE RETIREMENT ISN'T JOB ONE
1. The job with the highest median age for workers is
a) postal service clerks.
b) judges and judicial workers.
c) chief executives.
2. One reason a company would not seek to retain
UNDER ARMOURS MOST VALUABLE
1. Under Armour is how big compared to Nike?
a) About the same size
b) One eighth the size
c) Twice as big
d) None of the above
2. In 2015, Under Armour had sales of
a) $4 billion.
b) $15 billion.
c) $29 billion.
HAIER HAS HIGHER AMBITIONS
1. Haier is all of the following except:
a) little known in the United States.
b) little known outside of China.
c) sold at Wal-Mart.
d) made in the United States.
2. Success in the United States seems important to Haier because
GOOGLE ISN'T PAYING THE 'GOOGLE TAX'
1. Over the past three years, the effective tax rate on Googles non-U.S. profits has remained in the single
digits at about
a) 1 percent
b) 3 percent
c) 7 percent
d) None of the above
2. Google has stockpiled how much
AMAZON'S STORY TIME IS KIND OF A
True or false
1. Stories of alleged theft offenders at Amazon are identified by name and posted in the
2. Many Amazon workers say their wages or workloads concern them more than the digital
Topic 1 Overview
Topics Learning Objectives
Comprehend the vocabulary of strategy in the corporate context
Critically examine the characteristics of strategic decisions
Conceive the elements of the Strategic Management Model
Topic 4 Overview
Link and evaluate the effect of external forces on a companys internal environment
Apply different tools for making meaningful comparisons to assess a firms internal
Design a company internal
Topic 5 Overview
Short-term Objectives and Functional Tactics
Critically discuss how short-term objectives are used in strategy implementation
Understand what activities and functions are appropriate to outsource in order to gain
Topic 2 Overview
The External Environment
environment that can influence its long term decisions
Conduct an industry analysis to understand the competitive forces that
Topic 3 Overview
Long-term Objectives and Strategies
Critically discuss the use and importance of generic strategies
Develop generic strategies for particular corporate examples
Critically examine the 15 Grand Strategies that decision
IMPACT OF STRATEGIC PLANNING ON PROFIT PERFORMANCE
Study of 57 corporations, with 620 diverse businesses, establishes relationship between strategic planning and profit performance
Sidney Schoeffler, Robert D. Buzzell, and Donald F. Heany
One of the most
The Rise of the Functional Manager
Changes Afoot in the C-Suite
By Maria Guadalupe, Julie Wulf & Hongyi Li
Research shows that the recent transformation in the C-suite,
that is, the skyrocketing number of executive teams of chief
officers or Se
THE ORIGINS OF 'STRATEGY' AND ITS RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS.
Strategy sprung from the need for people to defeat their enemies. The first treatises that
discuss strategy are from the Chinese during the period of 400 200 B.C. Sun Tzus The Art
of War, written in
Develop an Annual Report for a Company of your choice.
From a technological point of view, the "internet" is all the computers in the world that are
connected, including the technologies as well as the wires an
MBA685 - Strategic Management
ASSIGNMENT 1 BRIEF
Develop a Strategic Business Plan for a New Venture
Start-up companies are more important in bringing products and services to market.
In response to new technology, new and innovative businesses are t
Netiquette is network etiquette - that is, the etiquette of cyberspace. And "etiquette" means
"the forms required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be required in social or
official life." In other words, netiquette is a set of ru
To date, there are various aspects of being well-thought-out before hiring a customer
service assistant. As a human resource manager, one should pick an individual with the best
characteristics. During th
Chapter 14 Questions
Question 1a. If an agent with only apparent authority
engages in an action for which she had no actual
authority, and causes her principal financial harm, the
*do nothing because she gave the agent apparent
Chapter 21 Questions
Question 1. The elimination of CFCs
(cloroflourocarbons) to protect atmospheric ozone cost
the world economy an estimated:
*there was a net economic gain from this decision
Chapter 17 Questions
Question 1. Regulatory agencies engage in
rulemaking. This authority comes primarily from:
*Congress, under the Commerce and Necessary
and Proper Clauses
*the Supreme Court, to enable the agencies to assist in
enforcement of federal s
Chapter 16 Questions
Question 1a. Which is not an officially recognized
racial group under Title VII:
*all of the other choices are recognized
Question 1b. Which is not an officially recognized
racial group unde
Chapter 15 Questions
Question 1a. Workers compensation law:
*requires employers to pay insurance premiums for
injury benefits for employees
*is a no-fault insurance system
*is mandatory at the state level under the National
Labor Relations Act
Chapter 12 Questions
Question 1a. A close corporation is one:
*with a pending application for incorporation
*with stock that can only be traded with other
*that is in the process of dissolution
*that has a small number of stockholders
Chapter 10 Questions
Question 1a. In violation of their contract, a partner
quits a partnership and goes into competition with her
old partner. The old partner may ask the court for:
*compensatory damages requiring her to return to
work with her old partn
Chapter 13 Questions
Question 1a. Under Article 3 of the UCC, a draft is:
*an unconditional written order to pay that
involves three parties: drawer, drawee, payee;
the drawee may be a bank, person, or business;
payment may be set at a future time
Chapter 9 Questions
Question 1a. The Copyright Act allows fair use of
copyrighted material in which of the following:
*to produce a news report about the material
*to criticize the material
*for teaching or scholarship
*for all of the other specific choic