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Case Study: Staples Case Analysis
After reading Case 12, Staples in 2015, complete a case analysis using the outline format. Your headings will be History, Industry Analysis, Corporate Level Strategy, Business Level Strategy, Structure and Controls, Internal Analysis, External Analysis, and Recommendations and Evaluations.
Remember that you may only use the textbook case and Staple's website for your facts.
The purpose of this assignment is to give you practice in applying the managerial concepts you have learned over the course of your studies in the Business Administration program. You will also gain experience in condensing a company's history and putting all the information in an outline formatinstead of a narrative paper.
1. Apple is the world's ninth largest company in terms of revenue, so we can certainly say that it is a success! Examine the company by using the four building blocks of competitive advantage and see if you can come to a conclusion about why the company is so successful.
2. What does it mean to have a distinctive competency? Again, referring to Apple, do you believe that they have one (or more?) Explain.