Discussion Board 4

Overview

Comparing what is planned versus what you recommend is an important part of the case analysis. Do not recommend what the firm actually plans, unless in-depth analysis of the situation reveals those strategies to be best among all feasible alternatives. This exercise gives you experience conducting research to determine what a firm is doing now as well as what they should do in the next fiscal year.

Challenge

Complete the Strategies in Action; Assurance of Learning Exercise 5B of your text.

  • Step 1: Go to the Coca-Cola corporate website and click on Press Center. Read through the most recent ten press releases.
  • Step 2: Determine two strategies that Coca-Cola is actually pursuing. Give some pros and cons of those two strategies in light of the guidelines presented in Chapter 5.
  • Step 3: Determine two strategies that Coca-Cola is not pursuing. Give some pros and cons of those two strategies in light of the guidelines presented in Chapter 5.

What to Post?

  • Post your results to this Discussion Board no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.
    • Before you post, review the Discussion Guidelines provided in your Start Here module.  

Peer Response

  • Review your classmates’ answers and find two that differ from yours on any of the company strategies.
  • Post a response to those classmates as to why their or your answer is more accurate or may need to be reconsidered.
  • Post your results no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

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