Using a case study methodology, analyze the assigned case using the questions below. Use the actual case study from the text and at least two other sources (the company's website and/or annual report should be one of them). Paper should be a minimum of 3 pages long, not including the title and reference pages.
Case Study Questions:
1. Chapter's 6 & 8 discuss how organizations strengthen and sustain competitive advantage through various approaches including partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions as well as diversification into related or unrelated businesses. Consider Apple's current competitive advantage and standing in market share as discussed in the text book case. What, if any, of the mentioned approaches in these two chapters might strengthen Apple and why?
2. What weaknesses or threats might Apple face in the diversification strategy you recommend?
3. Brief recommendations and conclusions
Text Book pages Apple-1.doc
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