1. Draw the SWOT matrix of the iRobot company.
2. What is the competitive strategy used by iRobot company?
3. Use the five forces of the M. Porter matrix to describe the robot-based product industry.
4. Describe the different functional strategies of the iRobot company.
5. Describe the relationship of iRobot with its primary stakeholders.
6. Describe the core competency and the outsourcing strategy of iRobot.
7. What kind of strategic alliance is used by iRobot? Why does iRobot choose it?
8. What are the main challenges that iRobot faces?
9. Assess the competitive advantage of iRobot on its market.
10. Recommend solutions for iRobot to improve its competitive advantage
MGT672 – ct
In Chapters 8 and 9, we reviewed several types of global expansion strategies a company can undertake when entering new markets. For this assignment, you will read a case study about Starbucks’ expansion into the Indian market and then respond to, and make decisions, based on the following questions:
What inspired Starbucks to venture in to India? What were some of the company’s early concerns and other obstacles?
How would you describe Starbucks’ approach to entering India and how Starbucks was influenced by cultural differences to adapt its offerings for the Indian market?
Why did Starbucks want to enter India through a joint venture? Specifically, what benefits did Starbucks and the Tara Group both gain by partnering with one another? What synergies were present? What conflicts occurred and how were they resolved?
Now, assume the role of the Director of Starbucks’ Indian strategic planning team. You have been tasked to explore the benefits and challenges of expansion into foreign countries through joint-venture partnerships. Describe the opportunities, benefits, and concerns that Starbucks might face by doing so. Summarize the cultural environment, choose an entry strategy from the text, and describe how you would implement this entry strategy. Make sure you are very detailed in your explanation.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
Be 5-6 pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which is never a part of the content minimum requirements.
Use academic writing standards and APA (7th ed) style guidelines.
Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
Management Assignment Help 1. What is work specialization? Discuss its advantages and drawbacks.
2. Describe the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of a virtual organization.
The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.
For M3 Assignment, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation that focuses on a different culture that you would like to learn to communicate with effectively. At a minimum, the presentation should include the following elements:
Overview of the culture.
Key characteristics and dimensions of the culture that should be learned before communication begins (include at least six dimensions).
Compare and contrast the culture with your culture (based on the dimensions you included in #2).
Create a culture communication plan specifically for your chosen culture that will help you and your workplace to conduct effective communication. This culture communication plan should include an outline or brief discussion of the three or four components you have found most critical.
Provide a summary and recommendations for your organization to move forward with training for cultural communication.
Your presentation should be a minimum of 15 content slides (not including the title slide and references slide). Your slides should include either speaker notes placed in the “notes” section of the slide or you should record audio on each slide. In addition, you should have a minimum of three scholarly sources. References should be written in proper APA formatting.
The Notes panel of your slides will contain your speech script; this will be word-for-word exactly what you would say to accompany each slide. Be sure to read your speech aloud several times so that you’re confident that the language you’re using sounds conversational and not like a term paper or essay. Remember to use transitional words and phrases to make your speech flow smoothly.
It’s critical to cite the sources that support your points and subpoints. Citing sources orally (as you would be doing for a speech) is different from citing them in a paper. For a refresher on how to do this, see Citing Sources Orally in the Announcements area in this course.
When you are ready to submit your slides and script, you must save your slides in a format with the slides on the top of a page, with the accompanying notes (your script) beneath each slide, as seen below.
strategic audit presentation
Based on the slide given, please explain (make a short dialog for present):-
1. slides No 2, COMPANY KEY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS;
2. slides No 3, COMPANY KEY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS;
3. slides No 4, ONLY on Performance Analysis;
4. slides No 5, Give ONE (1) RECOMMENDATION