Discussion 6,7,8 cap | Management homework help


Discussion questions:

Please answer each question in full. Each question does not need to exceed one paragraph.

Question 1

Please respond to the following:

  • Using the      Internet, research acquisitions that are currently underway and choose one      of these acquisitions to discuss. Based on the firms’ characteristics      and experiences and the reasons cited to support the acquisition, do you      feel it will result in increased strategic competitiveness for the      acquiring firm? Why or why not?
  • Of the problems      that affect the success of an acquisition, which one do you believe is the      most critical in the global economy? Why? What should firms do to      make certain that they do not experience such a problem when they use an      acquisition strategy?

Question 2

Please respond to the following:

  • What incentives      influence firms to use international strategies? What are the three basic      benefits firms can gain by successfully implementing an international      strategy? Why?
  • Determine why,      given the advantages of international diversification, some firms choose      not to expand internationally. Provide specific examples to support your      response.
  • As firms attempt      to internationalize, they may be tempted to locate their facilities where      business regulation laws are lax. Discuss the advantages and potential      risks of such an approach, using specific examples to support your      response.

Question 3

Please respond to the following:

  • Top executives      and members of a corporation’s board of directors have different roles and      responsibilities. Traditionally, executives have been responsible for      determining the firm’s strategic direction and implementing strategies to      achieve it, whereas the board of directors has been responsible for      monitoring and controlling managerial decisions and actions. Some argue      that boards should become more involved with the formulation of a firm’s      strategies. How would the board’s increased involvement in the selection      of strategies affect a firm’s strategic competitiveness?
    • What evidence       would you offer to support their position?

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