1. What is the best practices frontier? How does this relate to competitive advantage?
2. Explain why rent seeking competition tends to dissiapte rents-to drive them down so that there are no abnormal rents?
3. Jack Welch is heralded as a great leader of General Electri (GE). His strategy to acquire companies in different lines of business based on the requirement that each business in GE was to become #1 or #2 competitor in the industry is touted as being particularly brilliant. While very successful, could there have been a fundamental flaw in Welch's strategy?
4. What type of compensation policy would you expect to observe in an indutry with rapidly changing technology?