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Acquire skills in conducting strategy, developing strategic options, analyzing action alternatives, making strategic decisions, and effective policy and strategy implementation.
Develop the capacity to think strategically about a company, its business model and position within the industry, and the attainment of a competitive advantage.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Having experienced a robust debate discussion on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends (SWOTT) analysis and strategic planning for a particular fastfood franchise, it is time to shift gears a bit and consider the competition in the fastfood industry. Read this article to frame this week's discussion.
Complete the following:
Identify 1 or 2 other major competitors in the fastfood industry, and describe their sources of competitive advantage. Discuss a current issue that this industry faces. It could be favorable or unfavorable to the industry.
Which of the major competitors has the strongest competitive advantage and ability to overcome the barriers presented by the current issues identified and why?
Part 2: Based on the first initial of your last name:
First initial MZ: provide an argument ‘FOR' the success of the fastfood franchise's competitors. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum, under the ‘FOR' topic.
First initial AL: provide an argument ‘AGAINST' the ability of the competition to overtake fastfood franchise. Submit your position by posting in the Unit 2 Debate forum, under the ‘AGAINST' topic.
In both considerations, provide research that supports your assertions.
Responses to Other Students: Review the opposing thread comments. Respond to at least two of your classmates in the opposing thread with at least a 100word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Berger, S. (2015, June 30). Best restaurants in USA: ChickFilA trumps competition, McDonald's falls out of favor.