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Please find the instructions for both of the questions, the case study and the discussion question. The discussion question should be answer as your understanding and knowledge of the topics, and the case study must be based on the attached case analysis. Please let me know if you have any questions before starting with the assignments.

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Answer the following questions in short essay form: 1.Why should a U.S.-based company be concerned if an earthquake, tsunami, or nuclear power plant accident occurs in Japan? 2.With rapid changes in technology, the boundaries of industries are being redefined. What industry is Google in? Who are Google’s main competitors today and where might new competition come from? The answer should be approximately two pages double space, and follow APA guidelines. The case study assignment is based in the attached case analysis file. Read the case and then respond to the case questions provided below. In addition to reading the case study provided in the textbook, research the company further to find any relevant events that have transpired since the writing of the case study. Use the company's website, Internet search engines such as Google, online data services, or other sources to locate the latest articles about the company including press releases and current financial information. Be sure to cite all sources according to APA guidelines. Please limit your analysis to four pages, double-spaced. Case Questions: 1.What does a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread reveal about the overall attractiveness of its situation? Does the company have any core competencies or distinctive competencies? 2.Select one of the Fast-Casual restaurant competitors to Panera Bread. Compare the two companies utilizing competitive analysis principles and practices. Which company is better prepared to be a major force in the Fast-Casual restaurant space? Detail your rationale for your conclusion. 3.Does Panera Bread’s Pay-What-You-Want bakery- café concept constitute an adequate demonstration of Panera’s stance on social responsibility? Explain your perspectives. 4.What strategic issues and problems does Panera Bread management need to address? Please provide each of the assignments in a different file. Discussion Assignment Answer the following questions in short essay form: 1.Why should a U.S.-based company be concerned if an earthquake, tsunami, or nuclear power plant accident occurs in Japan? 2.With rapid changes in technology, the boundaries of industries are being redefined. What industry is Google in? Who are Google’s main competitors today and where might new competition come from? The answer should be approximately two pages double space, and follow APA guidelines. Case Study Assignment The case study assignment is based in the attached case analysis file. Read the case and then respond to the case questions provided below. In addition to reading the case study provided in the textbook, research the company further to find any relevant events that have transpired since the writing of the case study. Use the company's website, Internet search engines such as Google, online data services, or other sources to locate the latest articles about the company including press releases and current financial information. Be sure to cite all sources according to APA guidelines. Please limit your analysis to four pages, double-spaced. Case Questions: 3.What does a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread reveal about the overall attractiveness of its situation? Does the company have any core competencies or distinctive competencies? 4.Select one of the Fast-Casual restaurant competitors to Panera Bread. Compare the two companies utilizing competitive analysis principles and practices. Which company is better prepared to be a major force in the Fast-Casual restaurant space? Detail your rationale for your conclusion. 5.Does Panera Bread’s Pay-What-You-Want bakery- café concept constitute an adequate demonstration of Panera’s stance on social responsibility? Explain your perspectives. 6.What strategic issues and problems does Panera Bread management need to address? ...
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Panera Bread Company Case Study Analysis
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Panera Bread Company Case Study analysis
What does a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread reveal about the overall attractiveness of its
situation? Does the company have any core competencies or distinctive competencies?
The SWOT analysis of Panera Bread Company provides some significant pieces of
information that can be used to determine whether the company has distinctive competencies that
are capable of giving it competitive advantages over its rivals. From the analysis, it is evident
that Panera is a national brand that has been recognized by many individuals and families for its
production of quality foodstuffs. One of the most important facts is that the brand is operating on
a national scale and that places it in a position that its customers will only admire. Perhaps, the
presence of the company in this scale has been made possible by the company produces artisan
bread and other products which are hand-baked by the experts to the specifications of the
customers. Additionally, it is also evident that the company produces food items that are of the
highest qualities and the foods are also priced competitively to meet the financial situations of
the customers. In that regard, the brand is in a position to attract many customers.
Several core competencies place Panera bread ahead of its competitors in the market. One
of the features of the brand is that the bakery-cafes are designed in ways that are pleasant and
inviting to customers. Research indicates that consumers usually prefer environments that are
aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, in organizations that provide food-related services, it is
essential that the management maintains a clean and healthy environment. In the absence of that
kind of environment, it would be very difficult for customers to enjoy the services offered in the
facilities. Another factor that provides Panera Bread with an added advantage over its
competitors is the fact that the menu has been diversified in such a manner that it satisfies the

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tastes and needs of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. It is possible that individuals from
all cultures would almost always find foods to eat. That fact places the company in a situation
where it can attract customers from a broad range of social backgrounds.
Select one of the Fast-Casual restauran...

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