Project #82476 - Week 7 Assignment

Please submit your responses to each of the following questions, in order, in MSWord.  Double space your submission and put your name on a header in the upper right corner of the paper. Each questions must have 350 work count and written in graduate work standard. While I understand that it may be difficult to articulate a point better than, or differently than, the authors, make an effort to show that you have actually thought about what was written and how and why it answers the questions.  For full credit, you must use examples for outside of the textbook to illustrate the concepts.

 

  1. Describe when it makes good strategic sense for a company to consider diversification.

 

 

 

  1. What is meant by the term resources fit as it applies to evaluating a diversified company’s business lineup?

 

 

 

  1. Fully explain the difference between a strategy of related diversification and a strategy of unrelated diversification.

 

 

 

  1. What are the benefits and advantages of using an industry attractive-business strength (9-cell) matrix to evaluate a diversified company’s lineup of businesses?

 

 

 

  1. Explain the difference between a cash cow business and a cash hog business.  Tell how you can use financial statements to verify this.

 

 

 

  1. Under what circumstances might a diversified firm choose to divest one of its businesses?

 

 

 

  1. Identify and briefly describe at least four types of competitive advantages that can accrue to a multinational corporation pursuing related diversification.

 

 

 

  1. What is the difference between ethics and business ethics? 
  2. What is the essence of the business case for why a company should engage in socially responsible actions and environmentally sustainable business practices? 
  3. Identify the five main types of actions which a company can choose from in crafting a social responsibility strategy. 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 09/19/2015 08:30 pm
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