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A group of investors in your city is considering opening a new upscale supermarket to compete with the major supermarket chains currently dominating the city’s marketplace. They have called you in to

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A group of investors in your city is considering opening a new upscale supermarket to compete with the major supermarket chains currently dominating the city’s marketplace. They have called you in to help them determine what kind of upscale supermarket they should open. In other words, how can they develop a competitive advantage against existing supermarket chains?

1. List the supermarket chains in your city, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
2. What business-level strategies are these supermarkets currently pursuing?
3. What kind of supermarket would do best against the competition? What kind of business-level strategy should it pursue?

A group of investors in your city is considering opening a new upscale supermarket to compete with the major supermarket chains currently dominating the city’s marketplace. They have called you in

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A group of investors in your city is considering opening a new upscale supermarket to compete with the major supermarket chains currently dominating the city’s marketplace. They have called you in to help them determine what kind of upscale supermarket they should open. In other words, how can they develop a competitive advantage against existing supermarket chains?

1. List the supermarket chains in your city, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
2. What business-level strategies are these supermarkets currently pursuing?
3. What kind of supermarket would do best against the competition? What kind of business-level strategy should it pursue?

When it comes to performance review evaluations, managers can be biased for or against certain employees, creating inequality wen it comes to

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When it comes to performance review evaluations, managers can be biased for or against certain employees, creating inequality wen it comes to salaries and raises. Has anyone ever worked with a system that actually brings in several levels of management in order to minimize the possible bias resulting from bad leadership? How much does “politics” come into play in such cases?

1. The national ranking for business schools is based on the following variables. Based on the list of variables, develop a list of

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1. The national ranking for business schools is based on the following variables. Based on the list of variables, develop a list of possible next steps the school could take to better its ranking.

– Written assessment by deans from peer institutions on a scale of 1 to 5
– Written assessment by recruiters on a scale of 1 to 5
– Average GPA of incoming students
– Acceptance rate of student applications (a lower percentage is better)
– Average starting salary of the school’s most recent graduates
– Percentage of graduates employed on the date of graduation
– Percentage of graduates employed three months after graduation
– Average SAT (for the undergraduate program) and GMAT (for the MBA program) scores for entering students

2. Take the vision/mission statement of your current organization or locate a business’s vision/mission statement. How could this statement be improved? Why have you suggested these improvements?

3. Assume you are a new division manager within a family-owned organization where the CEO has been in place for years. The CEO wants to take over a new business. There has been no discussion with the management team or planning. The other managers have elected you to speak to the CEO regarding the need to develop a business plan in today’s business world. What do you say?