Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics

Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2019). Strategic management: Concepts and cases: Competitiveness and globalization (13th ed.). Cengage

ISBN 978-0-357-03383-8

· Reading:

· Chapter 5: Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics

· Chapter 6: Corporate-Level Strategy

Please write 2 paragraph and at least 1 peer reviewed citation for each DQ. There are two DQs in this assignment.

Discussion Question 1 – CLO 3

Please read the Chapters 5 and 6 of your textbook and evaluate the “Corporate-Level Strategy” and provide your analysis by answering the following questions:

· Provide brief complete analysis of different levels of diversification that a firm can pursue by using different corporate-level strategies.

· What are the three reasons firms choose to diversify their operations? Please support your discussion by sharing real industry examples.

Discussion Question 2 – CLO 1, CLO 3

Please go to page 169 and read the mini-case for Chapter 5, “ The Ripple Effect of Supermarket Wars: Aldi Is Changing the Markets in Many Countries.” Write summary by answering the following questions:

· Using concepts and actions explained in this chapter (Chapter 5):

· Decide if Aldi is more likely to respond to any strategic actions Amazon might initiate through Whole Foods, or

· If Amazon through Whole Foods is more likely to respond to any strategic actions Aldi takes. Be prepared to justify your decision.

· In a competitive rivalry sense, explain the actions (strategic and/or tactical) you believe Walmart and Costco will take to respond to Aldi’s intentions to have 2,500 U.S. stores by 2020

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