Week gg | Management homework help

 Answer ALL parts of the question.  If the discussion question has two main points and two sub-points.  Answer all parts logically, ensure they are well-organized, and make strong connections to course content.  

  Week 1 Discussion 

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.

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Week 2 Discussion 

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?

Week 3 Discussion 

Please respond to the following:

  • Explain why      firms experience evolutionary cycles in which there is a fit between      strategy and structure, punctuated with periods in which strategy and      structure are reshaped. Provide examples of global firms that have      experienced this pattern.
  • Choose a CEO      of a prominent firm that you believe exemplifies the positive aspects of      strategic leadership. 
    • What actions       does this CEO take that demonstrate effective strategic leadership?
    • What are the       effects of those actions on the firm’s performance?