Essays Tagged: "Competitive advantage"

Learning from Data

wledge and newly discovered information. This improved model often can give a business an important competitive advantage.The focus of this chapter is to understand one of the most severe constraints ... re fully with feedback that can validate or invalidate what was initially believed. For example the competitive market is one of the most powerful focus for knowledge validation processes. Recognizing ...

(42 pages) 1282 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Title: international expansion into Japan Its an analysis of the environment of a country (Japan) and a leading Australian organisation in the retail sector (Harvey Norman).

rvey Norman entering the region of Japan. Differentiating in different scales and views showing the competitive advantage of the purpose of setting up.Economically, the country demonstrates an investm ... nts relating to the educational specification. This promotes jobs in Japan giving H.N a distinctive competitive advantage and assisting the Japanese economy.Finally, competition and legal issues are o ...

(11 pages) 381 2 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What do you consider to be the main features of the Japanese Management System?

(Dore, Ronald 1973)The above quote predicates the theory of late development; namely that Japanese competitive advantage can be traced to the fact that Japan is a country which industrialised at a ve ... was a 'quality revolution'. Japan was then able to compete on a global scale by using quality as a competitive advantage (Kanji, G and Yui, H 1997).Historically, Japan's quality management activities ...

(10 pages) 233 0 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Business: Strategy. Case study examining Motorola.

nstant respect for people and uncompromising integrity. The company also considered trust to be its competitive advantage. As Motorola developed into a global company it still aimed to uphold its ethi ... de features such as voice mail, two way text messaging, e-mail capability, and Internet access. The competitive advantages in this industry include making versions of the features superior to that of ...

(15 pages) 1779 2 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Case study: Outback Goes International

"Value Creation" strategy that focus on lowering cost and differentiating the product to achieve a competitive advantage. As a result, this will improve the profit making abilities of the company. Th ... ete effectively and maximize their long-term profitability. It is essential for Outback to obtain a competitive advantage to outperform their rivals and achieve targeted growth. The major decision are ...

(9 pages) 791 1 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Ford Motor Company: Supply Chain Strategy Analysis from HBS Case

hods and systems innovative in their day. Ford needs once again to forge new paths to ensure future competitive advantage .Executives at Ford have been considering the 'Direct Model' created by Dell C ...

(5 pages) 1055 0 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies


1) Cisco has done several things to distinguish themselves from the competition and gain a clear competitive advantage. First and foremost, John Morgridge created a positive working environment. Wh ...

(5 pages) 303 1 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Dell case study.

f Dell's production and distribution models are successfully imitated, what will be their source of competitive advantage? As Dell ponders these disturbing questions, they consider changing the strate ... ecause out of date parts loose their value very quickly and cutting costs is important in this very competitive market.In summary, Dell's current strategy is to employ three business models that give ...

(14 pages) 2030 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies

Analysis of Southwest Airlines

ddition of two new gates, more labor costs, etc.The management of Southwest must strive to keep its competitive advantage and strategic coherence when faced with future expansion decisions. The airlin ... nough facilities without exceeding their budget.The management of Southwest must strive to keep its competitive advantage and strategic coherence when faced with future expansion decisions. The airlin ...

(11 pages) 1215 6 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Technology and Education. It is about technology is the classroom from a educators standpoint.

w media into the classroom.Computers have made a fundamental impact in most industries, providing a competitive advantage that has come to be essential to many businesses. Therefore, schools must also ...

(3 pages) 384 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Increasing Lack of Privacy in the Workplace.

The Increasing Lack of Privacy in the WorkplaceTo gain a competitive advantage, companies have turned to rapidly emerging technologies in order to increase p ...

(3 pages) 274 2 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Netto Case study.

ore, the environmental analysis and problems that it may face in the future and how to maintain its competitive advantage.2.0 SWOT analysis2.1.1 Strength§Netto has become a increasingly vi ... Very focused company objectives e.g. just concentrating on being LRD and not supermarkets§Price competitive products§Good USP (special offers, concessions)§Discount market leader in Denmar ...

(8 pages) 211 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Marks and Spencers.

nal culture14Overhaul helped change culture151. Key changes in marketOver the past decade M&S's competitive advantage seems to have eroded. The following aims to determine the key changes in the m ... , being:1.Clothing2.Food3.Financial services4.Home-Wares5.InternationalClothingM&S built up its competitive advantage here through stocking 'generic clothing' that was 'built on basics' (Document ...

(11 pages) 884 3 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Strategic Management, Why & How.

ts activities. It gives idea about the resources and competencies present and their contribution to competitive advantage and development of new opportunities. Also it produces the idea about the peop ... isure, consumerism etc(Johnson & Scholes, 2001).Technological Factors - Technology is vital for competitive advantage, and is a major driver of globalization. Technological factors can lower barri ...

(15 pages) 1583 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Porter's Five Forces.

Introduction.'Competitive strategy is the bases on which a business unit might achieve competitive advantage in it ... industry in which it operates and its position in this industry.The best known and most used set of competitive strategies are Michael Porter's Generic Strategies; he calls these generic strategies be ... ial sector using the differentiation strategy. This strategy allows the company to obtain a certain competitive advantage in relation to its rivals; because it offers the consumers a product or servic ...

(9 pages) 818 1 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Core Competence is the secret to success: it cannot be replicated.

organisation is not new, but core competence is relatively new as it points to it being the key to competitive advantage. We find that since management academics C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel introduc ... looking at revising standard management thinking. Innovation is playing a key role in developing a competitive advantage, after all core competence alone is not sufficient. The core competence should ...

(6 pages) 323 1 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Kmart Corporation.

KMART CORPORATION - ANALYSIS ON THE EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE FIRM'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND THE INTERNAL RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES CRITICAL TO LONG-TERM SUCCESSINTRO ... he second largest of such retailer in the United States in terms of sales volume. In this extremely competitive arena of discount retailing, Kmart is constantly adapting its existing strategies to eme ... allenges in the industry. This essay will attempt to analyse the external factors affecting Kmart's competitive advantage in the industry using Porter's Five Forces Model for the period up until the e ...

(6 pages) 547 0 3.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Make or buy decisions are sometimes overruled for "strategic reasons".

. In the 90's, Dell grew to dominate as a PC manufacturer with a strategy defining outsourcing as a competitive advantage.The "make or buy" decision is a corollary of market failure when customer's ec ... ive reply to any of those questions should trigger more careful considerations.Are you transferring competitive knowledge?[Venkatesan, 1992] defines as competitive knowledge any item crucial to a prod ...

(6 pages) 236 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Marketing plan for

Contents:· 1) Executive Summary· 2) Introduction2.1) Competitive position2.2) Amazon's mission2.3) Corporation objectives2.4) Marketing objectives· ... ives· 3) Environmental Scan3.1) TOWS framework3.2) Micro environment - Porter's 5 Forces3.3) Competitive analysis3.4) Marco environment· 4) Customer behavioural patterns· 5) Segme ... Appendix1) Executive has a leading edge in the e-commerce world. It has a strong competitive advantage. However, as with many online retailers, there are certain aspects of conducti ...

(18 pages) 1656 4 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

"Built to Last".

Strategy is a deliberate search for a plan of action that will develop a business's competitive advantage and compound it. For any company, the search is an iterative process that begi ... is of your advantage. If you are in business and are self-supporting, you already have some kind of competitive advantage, no matter how small or subtle. Otherwise, you would have gradually lost custo ... tely, a company's profitability depends on three elements: Value Creation, Internal Operations, and Competitive Advantage. Profit will be higher, the higher the company's value-creation ability, the m ...

(3 pages) 95 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management