Strategic Management and Netflix

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1. How strong are the competitive forces in the movie rental marketplace? Do a five-forces analysis to support your answer. 2. What forces are driving change in the movie rental industry? Are the combined impacts of these driving forces likely to be favorable or unfavorable in term of their effects on competitive intensity and future industry profitability? 3. What does your strategic group map of this industry look like? How attractively is Netflix positioned on the map? Why? 4. What key factors will determine a company’s success in the movie rental industry in the next 3-5 years? 5. What is Netflix’s strategy? Which of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely fit the competitive approach that Netflix is taking? What type of competitive advantage is Netflix trying to achieve? 6.  What does a SWOT analysis of Netflix reveal about the overall attractiveness of its situation? 7. What is your appraisal of Netflix’s operating and financial performance based on the data in case Exhibits 2, 3, and 4? What positives and negatives do you see in Netflix’s performance? Use the financial ratios in Table 4.1 of Chapter 4 as a guide in doing the calculations needed to arrive at an analysis-based answer to your assessment of Netflix’s recent financial performance. 8.  How does Netflix’s competitive strength compare against that of Blockbuster and rival VOD providers? Do a weighted competitive strength assessment using the methodology presented in Table 4.4 of Chapter 4 to support your answer. Does Netflix have a sustainable competitive advantage over Blockbuster? Why or why not? 9. What 2-3 top priority issues does Netflix management need to address? What 2-3 top priority issues does Blockbuster management need to address? 10. What recommendations would you make to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings? At a minimum, your recommendations should cover what to do about each of the top priority issues identified in question 9....
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