This post focuses on the Case Analysis: Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry. It identifies 2 to 3 problems and develops 2 to 3 possible solutions to the problems identified, and uses this as the focus for making the case in the case format.
Read the case, “Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry” on page 576-588 use the case analysis format provided below to address to identify the problems and provide several suggested solutions that the Tesla Motors executive team can review for possible implementation.
Be sure to identify 2 to 3 problems and develop 2 to 3 possible solutions to the problems identified, and use this as the focus for making your case in the case format. Note: The case questions provided at the end of each case can be used as an insight to what the problems might be; so be sure to investigate the case carefully.
One to two paragraphs in length
On cover page of the report
Briefly identify the major problems facing the manager/key person
Summarize the recommended plan of action and include a brief justification of the recommended plan
State the problems facing the manager/key person
Identify and link the symptoms and root causes of the problems
Differentiate short term from long term problems
Conclude with the decision facing the manager/key person
Provide a detailed analysis of the problems; identify in the Statement of the Problem
In the analysis, apply theories and models from the text and/or readings
Support conclusions and /or assumptions with specific references to the case and/or the readings
Identify criteria against which you evaluate alternative solutions (i.e. time for implementation, tangible costs, acceptability to management)
Include two or three possible alternative solutions
Evaluate the pros and cons of each alternative against the criteria listed
Suggest additional pros/cons if appropriate
Identify who, what, when, and how in your recommended plan of action
Solution and implementation should address the problems and causes identified in the previous section
The recommended plan should include a contingency plan(s) to back up the ‘ideal’ course of action
Using models and theories, identify why you chose the recommended plan of action – why it’s the best and why it would work
2 to 3 external sources (in addition to your textbook) should be referenced to back up your recommendations or to identify issues. This information would be ideally sourced in current journals, magazines and newspapers and should reflect current management thought or practice with respect to the issues Identify.
Write between 575-670
Grant, R.M. (2016). Contemporary Strategy Analysis, (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
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