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1) NOT SIMPLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BUT PERFORM AN ANALSYSIS OF THE TOPICS AND ISSUES IN THE CASE, USING AS MANY ANALYTICAL TOOLS LEARNED IN YOUR TEXT BOOK TO DO THE WRITE-UP ANALYSIS.
2) YOUR FINAL ANALYSIS WRITE-UP SHOULD COVER THE MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THE CASE AND PROVIDE ANSWERS FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND TOPICS.
3) STICK WITH THE TIME FRAME OF THE CASE IN QUESTION
GUIDING QUESTIONS TO BE AIDRESSED IN THE WRITE-UP ANALYSIS
1. What are the strategic factors facing Apple? Perform a SWOT using the tools learned in the book such as EFAS, IFAS and SFAS
2. Does Apple have a distinctive competency? If yes, what is it?
3. What are the keys to success in Apple? What products does Apple offer?
4. What was the impact of the iPhone and iPad on Apple’s revenue and profits?
5. What role did iTunes play in Apple’s corporate strategies?
? Will customers get music from all internet music companies, or be restricted to source based on their equipment?
6. What is Steve Jobs’ leadership style at Apple?
? Does it differ from his leadership style at Pixar?
7. What does it mean to the Apple Company to have Steve Jobs on Walt Disney’s Board of Directors?
8. Why would Steve Jobs work for a $1.00 salary from Apple, and also, Pixar?
9. How would you evaluate Steve Jobs performance since returning to Apple?
10. Can Apple Computer survive if Steve Jobs does not return?
11. What impact did Apple’s management decision in the early 1980s, to keep its software proprietary, have on the present situation?
12. What does it mean that the PC is concerned commodity?
13. What does convergence of Technology mean to Apple?