Practice Questions Week 1
Product features are among the easiest-to-imitate bases of product
differentiation and thus among the least likely bases of product differentiation
to be a source of sustained competitive advantage. This semester we
Practice Questions Week 3
1. There is little empirical evidence that having a formal, written mission
statement improves a firms performance. Yet many firms spend a great deal of
time and money developing mission statements. Why?
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Bubbles in Alberta are all crashing
Rolen Regen deregulated the banks in 1980s.
Shadow banking- hide away from regulators, no govt in picture
Securitization sharing the mortgage among several people not only the bank
to diverse risks, add them up to take
Practice Questions Week 2
Which of the following management controls and compensation policies are
consistent with implementing cost leadership? With product differentiation?
With both cost leadership and product differentiation? With neither cost
Practice Questions Week 4
1. The hubris (pride or arrogance) hypothesis suggests that managers continue to engage in
acquisitions, even though on average they do not generate economic profits. Why do
managers believe acquisitions can be a good thing?
Practice Questions Week 5
1. What are the merits of outsourcing the performance of certain value chain activities as
opposed to performing them in-house? Under what circumstances does outsourcing make
good strategic sense?
Outsourcing involves the farming