Question and Answer
1250 words in total for the 4 questions and in apa format, 3 scholarly journal articles references
The first question in the complete assignment is worded exactly the same way in Units 2-5. The wording can be confusing because it tells you to discuss “these firms,” but it really means just one firm for each unit. When reading the instructions for one unit at a time, the phrase “these firms” is ambiguous. Therefore, I want to clarify that in Unit 3, “these firms” refers only to Unit 3 – Nike. Simply put, the case assignment for each unit can be found at the bottom of the “Read” assignment, and is titled Real-Time Case. In each unit, your response to the case summary question should be based on the firm in the assigned real time case for that unit only. Nevertheless, do not forget to discuss it in “real time,” meaning find the latest information on the internet. The investor relations link on the firm’s website is a good place to start, but remember to search for independent information from other websites as well. Note that the instructions require you to access real time information from the internet. Remember to make it very clear that you are discussing strategic issues in real time. In addition to in-text citations, the text itself should make it clear that the issues you are discussing are real time. Use phrases such as “in the second quarter of 2017; In March 2018, etc.” Please incorporate more course concepts in your analysis essays.
1, In a narrative format, discuss these firms from a strategic perspective. Information concerning recent changes in the firms is readily available online and should be accessed. Strategic issues should be discussed in “real time.”
2. Some critics—citing previous allegations of sweatshops—have argued that Nike has not been ethical in its approach to production in developing countries. Is this criticism warranted? Why or why not? Additional Internet research may be required to support your position.
3. How has Nike accomplished considerable growth over the past two decades? Can this continue? Why or why not?
4. Suppose you are the CEO of Nike and the world is coping with an economic recession. Would you change the corporate strategy? If so, what changes would you make and why? If not, why not?