Weigh the benefits and costs of closed innovation versus open innovation. What conclusions do
Closed innovation allows proprietary information, however overall, open innovation allows society to quickly thrive and iterate on others
Case Competition Critiques
Be aware of the level of
presentation required to
impress a critical audience
Lessen the Chance
Scoring: 7-10 p
Based on Chapter Case 9, what do you see as some of the main differences between MySpace
and Facebook? How did their business models differ? What were the strategic implications of
Overall, Facebook targeted the global communit
1. What value drivers is Whole Foods using to remain differentiated in the face of Walmart and
other companies now selling organic foods?
Whole Foods value drivers are organic, local, high quality food with ensured freshness and fair
Mini Case: Circuit City
Why did Circuit City lose its competitive advantage?
Circuit City was incredibly successful in the 1980s and 1990s, but did not contin ue to iterate and change, and thus lost its position as industry leader. Circuit
Chapter 5 Mini Case
GE Under Jack Welch
1. I agree with the claim that GE experienced a sustained competitive advantage under
Welch and a sustained competitive disadvantage under Immelt. This is evidenced by
the obvious superior performance of GE as compa
How can Wikipedia maintain and grow its ability to harness the crowdsourcing of its
Wikipedians to maintain high-quality (and quickly updated) content?
Crowdsourcing mandates a snowballing use of Wikipedias content by the global public.
Case Study Practice: Calveta
Lecture 23 Sept, 2013
Read the case critically, multiple times
Outline the WHAT, WHY, HOW elements
Utilize financial modeling to quantify decisions
Use graphs, chart
Which Automotive Technology Will Win?
Do you believe that the internal combustion engine will lose its dominant position in the
future? Why or why not? What time horizon are you looking at?
Yes, if we are considering the long term future, I definitely thi
Mini Case: Starbucks
How did Starbucks create its uniqueness in the first place?
The trademark of any Starbucks is its cozy ambience. Howard Schultz, the visionary be hind Starbucks, transformed the act of drinking coffee from simply a beverage into a lif
Comprehensive Case 1
In the Marathon Oil case, CEO Clarence Cazalot decided in 2010 that Marathon Corporation
should spin-off into two independently traded public corporations Marathon Oil Corporation
and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The former would f
Interim Report: Ducks
Synopsis of strategy
The Ducks aim to offer customers inexpensive shoes at the best quality possible for that
price. The shoes can be purchased via wholesale and online. The original strategy for Team
Case Study: JetBlue
1. What generic strategy is JetBlue pursuing: cost leadership, differentiation, or integration?
JetBlue is pursuing an integration business strategy, as they are focused on both lowering costs
while providing a unique value as
Professor Larry Merington
Scoring: 7-10 pts/category
Answer the Answered Answered
What? t he Why? t he How?