Project #49834 - Business Strategy

For each question, please explain whether it is True or False, and then explain why, in essay format (1-2 pages per question), citing specific examples and sources. Responses should be detailed and incorporate references and citations, using APA format when applicable. (www.apastyle.org (Links to an external site.))

1) Blackberry’s, (formerly Research in Motion) early success and profits (rents) is an example of a perfectly competitive market. 

 

2) Based on the Five Forces Analysis Model, created by Michael Porter, the Intensity of Rivalry is the most critical element of a company's likely success

 

3) For the airline industry there are only three parts to the value chain: Reservations, Staff, and Technology.

 

4) The Washington Post is in the annealing phase of the Competitive Life cycle.

 

5) Travelocity is in the mature phase of the Competitive Life Cycle.

 

6) Incumbent Firms in the News Business, are better positioned than new entrants such as Vox.

 

7) Hulu + has complementary capabilities to Broadcast Networks and does not seek to disrupt current media markets.

 

8) The Theory of the Firm for Google is that it seeks to provide information to customers throughout the World.

 

9) The production of a movie by a major studio represents a disaggregated model of the Theory of the Firm.

 

10) Amazon's entry into the grocery delivery and hotel booking service businesses represents a mature player in these industries simply diversifying. 

 

11) Kodak failed because of new entrants having a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

 

12) To be disruptive to an industry, a firm has to be an established player in its markets. 

 

13) Hertz's acquisition of Zipcar represented a new service for an existing leader in the car rental industry. 

 

14) First Look Media is relying on its entry to the market at the same stage of the Competitive Life Cycle of the News Business as others such as CNN and the New York Times. 

 

15) Apple Pay's competitors will be unable to thrive because of the sustainability of the firm. 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 12/08/2014 10:00 am
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