Based on your reading,
research, and analysis, respond to the two discussion questions below:
Discussion Topic 1:
What industry sectors tend to be better performers? Why? Even
among the best performing industry sectors, some companies don’t perform well.
Why? On the contrary, some companies in poorly performing industries still do
well. Why? For companies in the same industry sector, what factors could
explain differences in company performance over the long term?
Discussion Topic 2:
Select any company from the Standard & Poor’s 500. Select one
or more activities in the company’s value chain that would be candidates for
relocation to another country. Provide a brief justification and examine the
challenges you see in coordinating the global value chain after the proposed
value-chain activities of your chosen company are set up in the new country.
The titles of your main postings should indicate the discussion
topic number (e.g., #1, #2).
In your discussions, cite examples when you describe theories
from your reading and research. You may use examples from your
organization or industry, current or recent newsmakers, or other reliable