Answer & Explanation:International Business Strategy and Integration questions . read the case and question carefully. do not miss any question. least at 10 pages
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Read the case carefully and answer the questions .
Internal analysis: ( Chapter 3 and 4)
The company’s strengths and weaknesses:
a. Perform a value chain analysis and conclude with a statement on how the
company’s various components of its value chain are adding value to the firm?
b. What are the firm’s unique resources and capabilities?
Perform a VRIN analysis
d. Can they be imitated? What are the barriers to their imitation?
e. Is the company’s financial performance as good as or better than that of its close
Does the firm have a competitive advantage?
g. If so, what is the firm’s competitive advantage and how can it sustain it? Is it
h. If it does not have one, how can it build a competitive advantage in its industry?
Human capital: does the organization effectively attract, develop, and retain
talent? Does the organization value diversity? Does the company have
underutilized human capital?
Social capital: does the organization have positive personal and professional
relationships among employees and alliance partners? Is the company missing
opportunities to forge strategic alliances?
Technology: does the organization effectively use technology to transfer best
practices across the organization, codify knowledge, and develop dynamic
capabilities for competitive advantage?
Does the firm have intellectual assets it can legally protect?
m. Has the company developed knowledge-management systems to capture what it
Strategy of the company:
Business-level strategy: ( Chapter 5)
a. What is the firm’s generic business-level strategy?
b. How do the functional-level decisions and strategies contribute to its businesslevel strategy?
How do its resources and competencies contribute to its generic business
Corporate-level strategy: ( Chapter 6)
a. What is the firm’s corporate-level strategy?
b. If it operates in more than one business, do the businesses share or trade
What are the connections among the different businesses?
d. What has been the primary mode of diversification –Acquisition, joint-venture,
e. What is your assessment of its growth mode?
If the firm operates in one business, could it gain value through diversification?
g. If so, which businesses would you recommend and how can it create value?
h. What mode of diversification and growth would you recommend?
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