The Ideal Manager or Leader for 2020 Your answers should be complete, concise, original, and insightful. If required your answer should reflect APA style, it should also be double-spaced and formatted using Times Roman 12 point font.
Do not forget page numbers and references, max 2 pages per answer. USE the Question numbers below in your answers.
ANSWER either question 1 or question 2 (only one) 25%
Question 1: Are mergers and acquisitions an efficient way for firms to grow? (discuss the difference in both modes and think about growth, profit, and
Question 2: Can a firm use cost leadership and differentiation simultaneously?
ANSWER either question 3 or question 4 (only one) 25%
Question 3: Is innovation profitable? What can make it profitable?
Question 4: How can a firm create the conditions for innovation?
ANSWER either question 5 or question 6 (only one) 25%
Question 5: What is the role of the national context, in regard to competitive advantage?
Question 6: Does a firm need to diversify across different businesses in order to benefit from economies of scope?
You MUST answer this question, extra credit up to 5% for insightful answers.
Extra Question: A) Describe the ideal manager/leader for 2020. Explain your choices and provide a detailed answer. B) What did you learn from this class (if
anything) that has enhanced your skill and knowledge set.