Description: Panasonic North America CEO says that foreign companies need political consistency and tax incentives to invest in the U.S. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Aug 02, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/08/02/n-panasonic-manufacturing-jobs.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize commentary in this report about direct foreign investment. Do you agree with the assessment? How is globalization a factor? What… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Strategy
Description: As Chinese-made goods flow into India, a growing trade imbalance is sparking tension between the two countries. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 02, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/for-sale-in-india-made-in-china/15161340-BA5B-4755-9A10-59933EE5681A.html Questions for Discussion: Summarize the reasons for the trade imbalance? What are the solutions? What does this report suggest about the globalization debate?
Description: Smartphone, tablet ads less memorable than those on the desktop Source: eMarketer.com Date: Aug 03, 2012 Link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1009239&ecid=a6506033675d47f881651943c21c5ed4#ikoBApPJoehF5Zd8.99 Questions for Discussions: What are the implications of this report for management at Facebook? What strategic changes would you suggest in order to deal with this issue?
Description: In America you can say pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want to say it. Unless, that is, you’re at work. Simply put, there is no First Amendment right to “free speech” in the workplace—potentially perilous for many employees in a polarized political year with a tight presidential race. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Aug… Read more »
Description: Stockton, California, Police Chief Tom Morris was supposed to bring stability to law enforcement when he was appointed to the job four years ago. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: July 31, 2012 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-01/police-chief-s-204-000-pension-shows-how-cities-crashed.html Questions for Discussions: Explain the crisis facing these cities in terms of financial mismanagement of budgets and cash flow estimations? Is there… Read more »
Description: Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says concern about China manufacturing is overblown because as long as things are designed in the US, that’s where the profits stay. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: July 25, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/07/20/bst-andressen-china.fortune/ Questions for Discussion: Summarize the key arguments made by Marc Anderesen. Do you agree with his analysis?… Read more »
Description: NBA Commissioner David Stern says the basketball league is looking to expand its use of technology to improve gameplay and increase its audience. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: July 24, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/07/23/bst-stern-nba-tech.fortune/ Questions for Discussion: How does management of the NBA expect to grow their business? How will technology influence this growth?… Read more »
Description: Seesmart Inc (SEST.PK), a small California lighting company, used to make all of its LED products in China, but last year that started to change. Frustrated by expensive and slow shipping and wanting more control over the manufacturing process, the 15-year-old company started building factories in Simi Valley, California, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. Source:… Read more »
Description: Next time you want to curse in front of your boss at work, maybe you should consider shutting the @#$& up. In a new CareerBuilder survey, 64 percent of employers think less of an employee who repeatedly uses curse words, and 57 percent are less likely to promote someone who swears in the office…. Read more »
Description: Facebook Inc. (FB) plunged to a record low after its first earnings report as a public company showed a slower sales gain and narrower profit margins, failing to allay concerns over growth that have dragged down the shares. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: July 27, 2012 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-27/facebook-falls-after-report-fails-to-quell-concerns-over-growth.html Questions for Discussions: What are the marketing, managerial,… Read more »