Discuss competitor behavior and competitive dynamics.

Unit One • Discussion Question 1 (20 points)o Prompt: Discuss the strategic management process. The strategic management process includes communication, commitments, decisions, and actions required for a firm to compete globally. A goal is for the firm to obtain above average returns. Discuss the strategic management process for a firm to compete globally.o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)o Prompt: Strategic leaders are located in different areas and levels of the firm. Discuss the role of strategic leaders in fulfilling the mission and vision of the firm. Include ethical intentions and behaviors.

Unit Two

• Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

o Prompt: The firm’s external environment is complex. The firm’s external environment consists of three parts: the general environment, the industry environment, and the competitor environment. Discuss these three parts.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

o Prompt: The Five Forces Model of competition includes an analysis of the threat of entry, the power of suppliers, the power of buyers, product substitutes, and the intensity of rivalry among competitors. Discuss the Five Forces Model of competition.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

Unit Three

• Discussion Question 1 (20 points)

o Prompt: Discuss competitor behavior and competitive dynamics. Include a definition of competitors and of competitive behavior.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

• Discussion Question 2 (20 points)

o Prompt: Competitive dynamics can be expected in all external environments. Discuss the expected competitive dynamics among firms competing in slow-cycle markets, fast-cycle markets, and standard-cycle markets.

o Requirements: 250 words minimum initial post, 100 words minimum reply

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