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See attached document for better formatting and links. • Please be sure to review the case preparation notes in the course and the scoring rubric so that your case can be prepared to the best of your ability. • The case should be a comprehensive case analysis, not a series of questions and answers. • APA Style • 4-5 Sources • 900 to 1000 words Case Study 4 The case study assignment draws on the following case study in your textbook: Case 16: Tesla Motors in 2016: Will Its Strategy Be Defeated by Low Gasoline Prices and Mounting Competition? by Arthur A. Thompson (page C-197) Read the case and then respond to the case questions provided below. (See Guide to Case Analysis for further guidance on writing a case analysis.) In addition to reading the case study provided in the textbook, research the company further to find any relevant events that have transpired since the writing of the case study. Use the company’s website, Internet search engines such as Google, online data services, or other sources to locate the latest articles about the company including press releases and current financial information. Be sure to cite all sources according to APA guidelines. Note: For assistance with analyzing any financial data in this case, Table 4-1 (Key Financial Ratios: How to Calculate Them and What They Mean) in your textbook is a useful reference. Please limit your analysis to 4 pages (900 to 1000 words), double-spaced. Students please note: Feel free to bring in any recent news or current events concerning this company into your answer. Case Questions 1. Evaluate the business processes and strategies of Tesla. Determine which of the five generic competitive strategies best applies to the company. Explain and justify your selection. 2. Musk has stated that the near-term strategy of Tesla was to sell about 500,000 vehicles by the year 2020. Explain how this goal can be impacted by the external forces brought by competition and/or gasoline prices. 3. Can Tesla be clearly described as a “first mover”? Review the five conditions where first-mover advantages can be realized. Be sure to provide examples of such conditions at work at Tesla. 4. As the current time, Tesla has largely rejected creating any definitive strategic alliances, except for some single-source suppliers and purveyors of specialized services. Is such a “stand alone” orientation serve Tesla well, or not? Justify your response. 5. Examine and describe the concept of outsourcing value-chain actions in within business operations. Such practices can have a strategic benefit in several ways. Of those strategies, identify one that can be applied to Tesla and provide an example of how that strategy is utilized at Tesla. Writing mechanics You write in complete, well-constructed sentences with faultless grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; writing is sharp, coherent, and demonstrates sophisticated clarity. You write in complete sentences with mostly correct grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; minor errors may exist but do not compromise meaning. You write in unclear sentences with significant errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling that may compromise meaning. You write in incomplete, incomprehensible sentences filled with serious errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, or spelling. null Completeness You effectively fulfill the length requirement for the assignment, thoroughly address all assignment criteria, and fully develop and explore concepts. You fulfill the length requirement for the assignment and sufficiently address assignment criteria and explore concepts. You minimally fulfill the length requirement for the assignment and insufficiently address criteria and explore concepts. You do not fulfill the length requirement for the assignment and inadequately address assignment criteria and explore concepts. null Research You supplement the case study with relevant and extensive research into the present situation of the company; you clearly and thoroughly document all sources of information. You supplement the case study with research into the present situation of the company; you document all sources of information. You marginally supplement the case study with research into the present situation of the company; you minimally document sources of information. You do not supplement the case study with research into the present situation of the company; you poorly document all sources of information. null Analysis You present an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified and make powerful connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied. You present an appropriate analysis of most issues identified and make satisfactory connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied. You present a superficial analysis of the issues identified and make vague connections between the issues and concepts studied. You present an insufficient analysis of the issues identified and make little or no connection between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied. null Evaluation You offer a balanced and critical view based on evidence from multiple sources and support your opinions with logical arguments; your interpretation is both compelling and objective. You offer a fairly balanced view based on evidence from at least one source and generally support your opinions with plausible arguments; your interpretation is both reasonable and objective. You offer an unbalanced view based on limited evidence and marginally support your opinions with one-sided arguments; your interpretation is dubious and lacks objectivity. You offer an unbalanced view based on little (if any) evidence and inadequately support your opinions with illogical arguments; your interpretation is misguided and subjective. null Understanding You demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the topics and issues. You demonstrate an understanding of the topics and issues. You minimally demonstrate an understanding of the topics and issues. You poorly demonstrate an understanding of the topics and issues. null APA guidelines You use APA guidelines accurately and consistently to cite sources and format the assignment. You use APA guidelines with minor violations to cite sources and format the assignment. You demonstrate an incomplete knowledge of APA guidelines in citing sources and formatting the assignment. You do not use APA guidelines to cite sources and format the report. null

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