This task reviews a statement was released by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, which is effectively framed as a mission statement. The student task is to review it and determine what it indicates about Apple and their future direction.
This case study outlines the strategic plan for Thompson-Smith, a fictitious retailer with multiple brands (retail formats). The task is to evaluate their five strategic priorities.
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Students assume the role of a product manager for frozen pizza. They are faced with several strategic choices for which way to grow the product line and its profits.
In this case study, students review the new product development process for a firm and identify what they appeared to do well, and identify potential improvement areas for the future.
In this activity, students act as consultants for a music festival, with their task being to develop a strategy to increase attendance and profitability for this annual event.
For this exercise, students consider the impact of culture and lifestyle changes, from the point of view of an organization that markets holiday packages and tours.
The student task here is to prepare a SWOT for a bank that effectively identifies their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
In this mini case study, students are required to assess whether this toy manufacturer was too flexible and too willing to adapt to its changing macro-environment.
In this exercise, students are required to help a traditional hamburger store adapt to the new market environment of more health-conscious consumers. To help guide them, market research data has been presented.
For this activity, students discuss how a small chain of traditional music retail stores can best adapt to the changing lifestyle and technological macro-environment.