Case studies are an important learning strategy in business classes as they provide an opportunity for you to critically analyze events that have taken place in real-life businesses. This develops your critical thinking and research skills as you research the competition and industry in which your business resides with an end goal of formulating a recommendation for the challenges faced by the company.
Select one of the three case studies listed below, which can be found in your textbook. Evaluate the case of your choice, and respond to each of the questions below using both theory and practical managerial thinking as well as supporting research.
Option 1: Nike (pp. 30–31)
How has the industry in which Nike resides been doing over the last 5 years?What are the pros, cons, and risks associated with Nike’s core marketing strategy? How have they managed to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?Who are the top three competitors of Nike, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Looking at the competitors you discussed in question #3, what would you recommend as being the next steps for these competitors and, subsequently, the next steps for Nike to combat these competitors?
Option 2: Cisco (pp. 58–59)
How is building a brand in a business-to-business (B2B) context different than that of a business-to-consumer (B2C) market? How has Cisco managed to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?How has the industry in which Cisco resides been doing over the last 5 years?Who are the top three competitors of Cisco, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Is Cisco’s plan to reach out to consumers a viable one? Why, or why not? As a marketing manager for Cisco, what would you recommend to be the next steps?
Option 3: Intel (pp. 59–60)
Discuss how Intel changed ingredient-marketing history. What did it do so well in those initial marketing campaigns? How did Intel manage to develop a strong customer relationship with their target market?How has the industry in which Intel resides been doing over the last 5 years?Who are the top three competitors of Intel, and what are their advantages/disadvantages with respect to their product/service development?Evaluate Intel’s greatest risks and strengths as the industry moves out of the personal computer (PC) era. Identify the next steps that Intel needs to employ in order to maintain its competitive advantage.
Discus the Manitoba Act and its impact on Metis identity/Metis history = Canadian history.
Use this book to answer the following discussions: Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States. NY: Harper-Collins, 2003. Plagarism free and number each discussion.
The sixties profoundly affected all of American society. Which issues dominated the women’s rights agenda of that period (1960s-1970s)?
How did Native Americans protest historic encroachments on their rights during this era (1960s-1970s)?
How did the civil rights movements of the 1960s lead to the rise of social history?
Respond to this in own opinion (Paige)
Zinn brings to our attention that here had never been more movements for change concentrated in such a short span of years in American History as there was in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s (539). The Civil Rights Movement created a sort of wake up call and a shift in thinking among many Americans. As movements of many different groups of people were taking place, many voices of which were not previously heard were being heard and magnified. As the experiences and injustices of different groups of people were being heard, the social and cultural experiences of these people were being reexamined and explored further. Traditional education and teachings that were status quo, began to be reexamined as well. It was being realized that the American school system had “taught whole generations the values of patriotism, of obeying authority, and had perpetuated ignorance, even contempt for people of other nations, races, Native Americans and women” (538). Zinn states that education, bureaucracy, and the insistence on subordination to authority was being challenged (538). Zinn argues there was a new feeling of suspicion and loss of faith in the government and other big powers, as well as experts in various fields, and a stronger belief in the “collective self” arose and there were “small swift currents against the mainstream” (538). Zinn states that during the Civil Rights Movement “there was a general revolt against oppressive, artificial, previously unquestioned ways of living” (536). All of these factors and skepticism that arose from the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960’s lead to the rise of social history.
Write a paper to discuss the history before the miranda rights was established, what sparked the Miranda rights, information about the case, how it changed history, how it benefited society, how society is now because of Miranda rights.
How do historical novelists convey readers a certain historical period.
Post an explanation of the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient listed below. Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.
JC, an at-risk 86-year-old Asian male is physically and financially dependent on his daughter, a single mother who has little time or money for her father’s health needs. He has ahx of hypertension (HTN), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), b12 deficiency, and chronic prostatitis. He currently takes Lisinopril 10mg QD, Prilosec 20mg QD, B12 injections monthly, and Cipro 100mg QD. He comes to you for an annual exam and states “I came for my annual physical exam, but do not want to be a burden to my daughter”
1.) Read “A Journey Along the Destroyed Oku-no-Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North)” by Takayanagi Katsuhiro*:
Discuss it in relation to Bashō’s Narrow Road of the Interior (Classical Japanese Prose, pp. 522-551.) Consider and respond to at least one of these questions: In what ways does Takayanagi base his piece on Bashō’s “Narrow Road?” How do direct or indirect references to Bashō’s work support the purposes of Takayanagi’s work? How does Takayanagi’s particular use of language and form rely on Bashō’s “Narrow Road?” What about Takayanagi’s work moves in new and/or modern directions?
2.) Consider the plays in your Reader that explore the two Tale of Genji characters Lady Rokujō (a lover of Genji) and Lady Aoi (Genji’s first principal wife.) Reread Chapter 9 of Tale of Genji (“Heart-to-heart [Aoi]”) and then reread the noh play “Aoi-no-ue” (Reader, 167-185) and the 20th-century play “The Lady Aoi” (Reader, 269-285) by Mishima Yukio* (1925-1970).
Your paper should focus on BOTH of the plays. Please take up one or more of the following questions: How does each play reinterpret/recast the relationships between the principal characters? How does each play change our understandings of the principal characters? How is each play representative of its moment in literary history? Mishima considered his play a “modern noh play.” How might we understand these two plays as belonging to the same dramatic genre?
This term paper provides an opportunity for the student to examine, in depth, one specific event, topic, or person in American History from 1877 to the present. It will enable you to research an area of interest to you, define a specific subarea of particular interest for further research, and then present the results in a well-written term paper.
Write a brief history about the immigration policy of US.
Choose a topic from a article from last 10 years and trace its roots to canadian history.