Discussion #1: External Environment Analysis  


For the topic, conduct additional outside research (in addition to your reading assignments).  Investopedia, Wikipedia, and other ‘pedias’ are not considered to be rigorous, academic research references.  I’d encourage you to use the NLU library for your research.  Be sure to cite your research references in APA format. 


For your Glo-Bus company in the simulation, which of the 5 competitive forces in the Michael Porter Article is creating the strongest competitive pressures on your company? 


Be sure to list the competitive force along with an example to explain the pressure on your company.


After your post, carefully read your classmates postings and comment on your classmate’s postings. Was their posting about clearly supported?  Why or why not?  If so, what did you particularly find interesting in their posting?  If not, what would you add to enhance their posting?


Your posts to your classmates might consist of:  Did you find something interesting that your classmate said that you didn’t think about?  Did you have any follow up questions to your classmate’s postings?


To submit your post to the Discussion select “Start a New Thread“, and type or paste your posting to the question. After reading your peers post, select “Reply to Thread“.  


Please note: This Discussion and all the graded discussions in this course are “Must Post First”: After you have posted your initial post- you then get the benefit of seeing what your fellow students answered while going through the same discussion exercise. Then you can provide feedback comments


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