Question: are you willing to work in a country that is not your home country?

With globalization, more and more companies are hiring managers to work
in countries other than their home countries. These managers become expatriates
(either home country expatriates or third country expatriates). In response to the
need for more expatriates, business schools are strengthening their international
Question: Are you willing to work in a country that is not your home country?
cite inside your answer (e.g.: O’Sullivan, 2021) two or
more recent articles (no older than 2020) from business periodicals such as
Business Week, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, or any other relevant popular press (no textbook or academic
journal). At the end of your answer, provide complete references of the articles you
cited (use any acceptable style if it is complete)

Describe the market position of tesla motors.

Learning Outcomes:
§ Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation environment of hypothetical and real-world organizations. (CLO3)
§ Gain insights into the strategy-making processes of different types of organizations (CLO4)
§ Understand the contribution of various functional areas e.g. production, marketing, purchasing, and supply management to the overall well-being of the organization. (CLO5)
§ Understand issues related to strategic competitive advantage in diversified organizations (CLO6)
This assignment includes 2 sections:
I. Case study
Assignment Question(s):
Read carefully the mini case No 18 from your textbook (entitled ‘Tesla Motors Inc.) and briefly answer the following questions: (1 mark for each question)
1. What is the competitive strategy used by Tesla Motors company? 
2. Use the five forces of the M. Porter matrix to describe the industry that “Tesla Motors” belongs to. 
3. Describe the different functional strategies of the Tesla Motors company.
4. Describe the relationship of Tesla Motors with its primary stakeholders.
5. Describe the market position of Tesla Motors.
6. Describe the core competency of Tesla Motors. 
7. Describe any strategic alliance (acquisition, outsourcing, joint venture, ….) used by Tesla Motors? Was it successful? justify.
8. What are the main challenges that Tesla Motors faced? 
9. Assess the competitive advantage of Tesla Motors in its market.
10. Recommend solutions for Tesla Motors to improve its competitive advantage.
II. Mini-project
From real national/international market, choose an example of acquisition and answer the following questions: (1 mark each question)
1. Briefly introduce your chosen firms, and partners of the acquisition (industry, nationality, size, market position…). Max 100 words
2. Explain the different reasons for this acquisition.  
3. What is the method used by the acquiring firm to manage its culture after acquisition? underline the pros and cons of this method.  
4. Is this acquisition successful? Justify.  
5. Give three challenges that can face a firm that uses an acquisition strategy.

Given this scenario, please answer the following questions:

Suppose that you have been recently hired to be the general manager of a healthy-cookies company. The company has been losing money during the last 2 years. The company has been facing financial problems. However, the healthy cookies (products) your company produces taste delicious and have been well received by consumers (according to consumer surveys).
Given this scenario, please answer the following questions:
(a) What type of data and information would you gather and evaluate to better understand the company’s recent performance?
(b) What are 3 strategic management tools you would use to analyze factors influencing the company? (Please describe how you would use each tool, and what you hope to learn from using each of these tools).
(c) What would you analyze within the organization?
(d) What would you analyze outside of the organization?
(e) How would you analyze the company’s value proposition and positioning?
(f) What are some strategic recommendations you would provide so as to improve the company’s performance?
Note: Please explain the strategic tools as best as possible. You can also use diagrams to support some of your points if necessary. Please state any assumptions you make in your analysis.
4 to 5-page, the cover page and reference page/s are not included in the page requirement.
Papers need to be formatted in proper APA 7th Edition style.
A minimum of at least three outside peer-reviewed sources. 
You must include the textbook as the reference:
David, F. R., & David, F. R. (2016). Strategic Management: A Competitive Advantage Approach, Concepts and Cases (16th ed.). Pearson Education (US).

Write between 1,250 – 1,750 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using microsoft word in apa style, see example below.

 Read Case in Point 1.2: Extending Learning at Emerson in your text on page 21-22. Based on Emerson’s account please find an example of an organization which is not a learning organization. Compare and contrast the key characteristics of learning organizations at Emerson with your example.  How does your example fail to meet the characteristics of a learning organization?
Write between 1,250 – 1,750 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
·  Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
·  Include cover page and reference page.
·  At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
·  No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
·  Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
·  Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
·  References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Download the g*power software provided, and then use the software to submit the following:

Hide Folder InformationTurnitin™This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin™.Instructions
This assignment consists of three parts:
(1)  Sample Selection 
Recommend the steps that should be taken to draw the particular sample described below.  Format your response as a procedure. 
A stratified sample of 75 doctors, 75 lawyers and 75 engineers who belong to a professional organization in that you belong to.
A simple random sample of 150 subscribers to your local newspaper.
A systematic sample of 250 subscribers from a subscriber list of a trade publication.
(2)  A Priori Power Analysis 
Download the G*Power software provided, and then use the software to submit the following:
     a. Calculate the estimated sample size needed when given these factors:
one-tailed t-test with two independent groups of equal size
small effect size (see Piasta, S.B., & Justice, L.M., 2010)
alpha =.05
beta = .2 (Reminder: Power = 1 – beta)
Assume that the result is a sample size beyond what you can obtain. Use the compromise function to compute alpha and beta for a sample half the size.

Indicate the resulting alpha and beta.
Analyze the result and decide if the study should be conducted with a smaller sample size. Explain your rationale.
In the context of Type I and Type II error.
Include a visual of the G* Power output matrix.

  b. Calculate the estimated sample size needed to perform an ANOVA (fixed effects, omnibus, one-way) when given these factors:
ANOVA (fixed effects, omnibus, one-way)
small effect size
alpha =.05
beta = .2
3 groups
Include a visual of the G* Power output matrix.
(3)  Intended Research Sampling Method
Describe the sampling method that would be appropriate for your intended research. 
Outline the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions. 
Describe the population of interest (also referred to as the theoretical population).
Identify the sampling frame to be used to recruit participants.
List criteria to be met for an interested person to participate in the research study.
Compute an estimated sample size.
Describe the recruitment procedure that might be used to draw the actual sample.
Length:  Your paper should be between 5 – 10 pages not including title and reference page. Results of the G* power analysis that will add length to the paper.
References:  Include a minimum of five (5) scholarly sources.
Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Explain which industry the company you chose operates in and on which market they are traded.

Welcome to the Discussion Forum!
Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 300 words long, and you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
For your follow-up post…review the responses provided by your peers. Engage in conversation, or even civil debate, as you discuss their insights and viewpoints. You may ask questions for clarification (if you are confused by their initial post) or pose questions that advance the conversation. You might even find a topic that leads you to further research in the area! 
 Choosing Your Investment
Please respond to the following discussion topics and submit them to the discussion forum as a single post.
Question :
Throughout this course, you will be studying a publicly-traded company of your choice. You’ll research the company’s background and work through several types of financial statement analysis. Prior to completing this discussion, review the assignment requirements for Week 1. In your initial post to your peers identify the company you have chosen for your course project and why you choose that company. Explain which industry the company you chose operates in and on which market they are traded. Your instructor will review your company’s choice and approve it in this discussion as well.

Answer the questions and explain what you would do as a manager in this situation.

An HR manager recently got a thank-you note on her iPhone that read:
“Thx 4 the Iview!”
The manager had liked the candidate in the interview, but after getting this text message, she put his application in the reject pile.
Why do you think she rejected the candidate?
Was that fair?
Should “textspeak” be considered acceptable workplace communication?
Answer the questions and explain what you would do as a manager in this situation.

Provide support for your prediction.

Week 7 Assignment – Management at a Company
For this assignment, you will explore the role a manager has in change management and decision making. To start, choose one of the following companies:
Southwest Airlines.
Use Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library and the Internet to research the selected company from its inception to current operations, focusing on how they have changed their management style.
Write a 5–6 page paper in which you:
Evaluate two key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to today.

Indicate whether you believe the company is properly managed now.
Provide support for your position.

Explain how the company prepared for its most recent change.

Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective.
Provide support for your rationale.

Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons.

Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.
Include enough detail to support your conclusions.

Suggest one innovative idea, as a manager within the selected company, that could have a positive effect on both employees and customers.

Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea.
Provide support for your suggestion.

Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment.

Provide support for your prediction.

Describe how open communication channels will be critical for successfully implementing the changes you recommend in the organization.

Provide examples supporting your rationale.

Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Evaluate the role of a manager as it relates to preparation, innovation, and open communication in change management and decision making.