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    The Firm Chapter Analysis

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    Jack describes a few of the office outings The Firm would participate in, such as an annual golf outing hosted by The Bear. He also describes how his wife was introduced to him by a coworker, and tells of taking her to the office Christmas party. These stories from Jack describe the aspects of an office that can’t be taught in a classroom or textbook. Jack’s stories of the office parties and outings show a student that there is more to an office than just auditing and tax work. It is important to have a relationship with your coworkers because in the accounting industry you must work as a team and have each other’s back. The chapter ends with Jack experiencing his first busy season. Jack speaks of learning the importance of organizational and administrative skills in order to survive the busy season. Looking back on his first year, Jack is proud of his work and states that he has learned a lot in his first year. The end of this chapter portrays to the student what to expect from an auditor’s first busy season. It also stresses the importance of time management and the ability to balance work and…

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    The inter-firm networks have a strong impact on the firm capabilities of the business systems. In the following paragraphs we introduce the main concepts, identifying the main inter-firm types among the different advanced business systems. We also show two examples of contrasting countries, where inter-firm networks have shaped the way capabilities are developed. To start with, in order to analyse how inter-firm networks affect firm capabilities, we will discuss the context in which we will use…

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    Professional business consulting firms help business to improve general performance when they are having problems. After analyzing a business ' management style, practices, technology usage, and other mechanical features that make up a business, a firm will then draw up a report and make recommendations on how the business can improved based on their conclusions. Before making any final decision about which individual or company you are going to go with, there are a few things that you ought to…

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    For firms, competitive advantage and success go hand-in-hand. Because so many firms are judged on their profit margin, having a high competitive advantage that allows the firm to dictate prices and drive down costs is key. Thus, firms are constantly seeking out how they can increase their advantage in hopes that it will result in increased profits. This push to have a high competitive advantage leads firms to examine five key elements that are used in determining a firm’s advantage: established…

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    of the firms in Uganda. Their dataset contains information from the Ugandan Industrial Enterprise Survey about 243 firms in 5 locations and 14 industries. As it was discussed before, corruption has a very secretive and uncertain nature, and therefore there have been implemented different methods in order to increase efficiency of the data collection process. The surveys have been created through an industry association UMACIS which has a very reliable and trustworthy reputation in Uganda. UMACIS…

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    external to a firm that are beyond the firm’s control. However, they do affects the firm’s strategy and profitability and affects affects porter’s five forces in various ways. The general environment consists of six segments namely: Demographic, technological, economic, sociocultural, political/legal and global. Firms need to vigilantly track the different segments and assess changes in event in any of this segment that would affect performance. The firm should use scenario planning and have a…

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    A firm can increase its grasp on an industry in many different forms in order to increase its diversification. One way for a firm to increase its diversification is to undergo an acquisition. General Electric has been through numerous acquisitions including some recently. The reasons behind these acquisitions led to many different options. Well the acquisitions that General Electric has undergone seem to working efficiently, many different difficulties could occur. An acquisition can be…

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    environment. With focus purely on resources, it creates an uncertain environment for most firms which instigates mergers, partnerships, and sharing of resources to ensure more diplomatic and stable means of survival. These types of survival can be viewed as opportunism-based and knowledge-based strategies. (K. R. Conner & Prahalad, 1996) Throughout…

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    Distinctive competencies When the word distinctive competency is utilized, it implies competencies that differentiates individual’s competencies from its rivals and provides him/her benefits over its opposition. Distinctive competencies are utilized for companies and also for people. For instance, wall mart rivals against other major chains stores. It has the benefits of minimal prices and wide range. These competencies provide it the benefit over different chains due to there is value and…

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    Brand Promise Case Study

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    Brand Promise Evaluation Koele Godfrey Investment Group has a clear selling point in their main tagline, “financial guidance and strategies for life.” This encompasses the purpose of the company, financial guidance, while making the connection that this relationship will be long lasting. KGIG is adamant about protecting what each client has built and will be sure to act in their best interest. They have an attorney on site, giving them an advantage over other investment firms both locally and…

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