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External Analysis Snapshot: (the company is fitbit) Industry Trend Analysis (Bul

External Analysis Snapshot: (the company is fitbit) Industry Trend Analysis (Bullet points, single-spaced) Identify specific Demographic, Economic, Technological, Political/Regulatory, Cultural, and Social factors impacting this industry or occurring within this industry and identify the positive or negative effects the factors are (likely) exerting over the industry, companies operating therein, and consumption behaviors relating to your industry. Remember to cite your secondary sources in support of your external trend analysis.

Readings: 1. “Industry Evolution and Strategic Change”, Chapter 10 in Grant, foc

Readings: 1. “Industry Evolution and Strategic Change”, Chapter 10 in Grant, focus on pp ***. “Competitive Advantage in Mature Industries”, Chapter 12 in Grant (skip the following pages pp.328-331, 333-335) Discussion question: Provide an example of an industry in the mature stage of the Industry Life Cycle. What aspects of this industry align with what we would expect to see at this stage? Are there any aspects that do not align? (Please remember, you are to discuss an industry, not…

Your life today would probably be very different if it weren’t for entrepreneurs

Your life today would probably be very different if it weren’t for entrepreneurs—past and present. What if Steve Jobs had decided to become a dentist or Jeff Bezos had taken a job as an accountant instead of founding Amazon? Just as entrepreneurs have shaped our past, new entrepreneurs are shaping our future, and most of these innovators started out as small business owners. In this written assignment, you will research a small business entrepreneur who is influencing not just the…

Overview The ability to effectively communicate is one of the most in-demand and

Overview The ability to effectively communicate is one of the most in-demand and sought after skills in today’s workforce. As a business professional, you will be expected to not only communicate in a clear and concise way but to do so strategically. These communication skills are necessary to manage personnel effectively and to drive your organization toward its strategic goals and outcomes. Effective communication starts with planning. By developing a strategic communications plan, you will be more intentional in your…

General Instructions: This project exercise will take you throughout all busines

General Instructions: This project exercise will take you throughout all business research methodology steps. The exercise is based on the case study " NCRCC: Teeing Up a New Strategic Direction": http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/***/information_center_view0/index.html It relates to NCR Country Club that started out as a benefit for thousands of National Cash Register employees. By the late 1990s, those employees were aging rapidly and the core membership needed to be increased. NCRCC offers two golf courses. One is an award-winning, the championship-hosting course on…

Access to care, the quality of care, and the cost of care are the top areas that

Access to care, the quality of care, and the cost of care are the top areas that hospitals are working to improve. The cost of health care and financing health care results in a national health care expenditure and payment sources must be investigated. Health care costs are also inextricably bound to quality issues and, therefore, quality initiatives are linked to health care spending. National Health Expenditures (NHE) and trends are reported annually by the National Center for Health Statistics…

1.Conduct research to find an Asian American in a position of power in corporati

1.Conduct research to find an Asian American in a position of power in corporations, politics, or universities. 2.In your response, describe their position, educational background, experience, and any other relevant factors that have contributed to his/her success. 3.Review the posts from two(2) of your classmates, and add something new. If you are discussing the same person - do not repeat what is already written, do not provide your opinion - this must be researched and cited with a reference (APA…

Imagine you are an entrepreneur looking to expand into the global market. How wi

Imagine you are an entrepreneur looking to expand into the global market. How will you choose which country to begin your expansion? Select a country whose name begins with the same letter as YOUR first name. For instance, Linda could select Latvia. Begin by going to the Global Edge website of Michigan State University (http://globaledge.msu.edu (Links to an external site.)). At the home page, click on “Global Insights,” which will take you to the page where you can search by…

1. Suggest two scenarios that depict the potential effects of hospital functions

1. Suggest two scenarios that depict the potential effects of hospital functions that need performance improvement. Theorize one possible outcome of your proposed scenario. 2. Health care is one of the nation’s largest industries and one of its largest employers. The Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that in May 2015, 12 million people had occupations related to health care. Research DOL’s website and identify the top five health care professions. Provide the specialization to attain higher levels of technical competence.…

Management issues of Japanese (or another country’s) financial institutions and

Management issues of Japanese (or another country’s) financial institutions and possible solutions • Impact of regulatory reform, monetary policy and other external environment on financial institutions • How smartphone, AI, big data, open API and other technology could change the financial sector. The future of traditional banks / fintech firms in Japan (or another country) • The likelihood of future financial crisis after the Global Financial Crisis choose 1