Business Questions-What are the pros and cons of bureaucratic controls such as rules, procedures, and supervision?
-Can any firm beat Amazon in the marketplace? If not, why not?
If so, how can they best do so? How formidable a competitor is Google for Amazon? Please explain. Consider:
-What are Amazon’s major strengths?
-Does it have any weaknesses? Please explain.
-Is Jet.com a potential concern for Amazon? Why or why not?
-Given the importance of understanding the external environment, why do some firms fail to do so? Provide examples of firms that did not understand their external environment.
-What were the implications of the firm’s failure to understand that environment?
What are the pros and cons of bureaucratic controls such as rules, procedures, and supervision?
2.If you were in the grocery business, who would you benchmark for technological innovations? Would the companies be inside or outside your industry? Why? 3.Generate and discuss examples of problems and opportunities that have inspired change in business today. 4. According to Francis Bacon, “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” What does this have to do with technology and innovation? What does it have to do with competitive advantage?