In: Business and Management

Submitted By currysiam
Words 3538
Pages 15

According to Apple Computer's 2007 10-K Annual Report, "The Company is committed to bringing the best personal computing, portable digital music and mobile communication experience to students, educators, creative professionals, businesses, government agencies, and consumers through its innovative hardware, software, peripherals, services, and Internet offerings." The company's 2005 Mission Statement reads:

Apple Computer is committed to protecting the environment, health and safety of our employees, customers and the global communities where we operate. We recognize that by integrating sound environmental, health and safety management practices into all aspects of our business, we can offer technologically innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations. Apple strives for continuous improvement in our environmental, health and safety management systems and in the environmental quality of our products, processes and services.

In recognition of current market trends, Steve Jobs has claimed that he wants to transform the company by making the Mac the hub of the consumers’ digital lifestyle. Despite Apple Computer's recent successes, the company is facing an ever-changing competitive environment on multiple fronts.

1. What are the key strategic challenges facing Apple Computer?

2. What are some of the dimensions along which company success can be measured?

3. What critical external and internal environmental factors have strategic implications for Apple's future?

4. How does Apple's strategy stand up against industry rivalry?

5. What recommendations can be made to enhance the effectiveness of the company's strategy or to change its strategic approach for better results?



Similar Documents

Corporation Law

...duties to exercise their powers for a proper purpose if they issue shares to: maintain control of the company’s management or majority shareholding (Ngurli v McCann); defeat a takeover bid; or create or destroy the voting power of majority shareholders (Howard Smith Ltd v Ampol Petroleum). In this case, Kevin, Julia, Wayne and Penny are directors of Labour Industries Ltd as defined in s9. Julia is worried about that Kevin will persuade a majority of the shareholders to remove her as a director in next AGM. Consequently, Julia decides to issue 100,000 new ordinary shares to herself, and make sure that Julia, Wayne and Penny together own more than 50% of the company’s voting shares. Wayne and Penny agreed to support her. In Nguril Ltd v McCann Case14, the court state that the powers of share issue is conferred on the board of directors. The power must not be used under the cloak of such a purpose for the real purpose of benefiting some shareholders at the expense of other shareholders so that some shareholders will wrest control of the company from the other shareholders. Julia, Wayne and Penny may argue that $100,000 raised by the new share issue will also allow the company to invest in a new business venture. In Whitehouse v Carlton Hotel Pty Ltd case, the court stated that where there was more than one purpose for a share issue, the ‘but for’ test should be applied. According to this case, but for the maintain control of the company’s management and eliminate the voting......

Words: 2225 - Pages: 9

Anomaly Related to Section 89 of Indian Code of Civil Procedure

...89(1) to “a summary of disputes”. Therefore the courts would only be required to summarize the disputes which have arisen. How can S.89 be interpreted? 11 Civil Procedure Code, Section 89 (1) : Where it appears to the Court that there exist elements of a settlement which may be acceptable to the parties, the Court shall formulate the terms of settlement and give them to the parties for their observations and after receiving the observations of the parties, the Court may reformulate the terms of a possible settlement and refer the same for - (a) arbitration; (b) conciliation; (c) judicial settlement including settlement through Lok Adalat; or (d) mediation. 12 Supra no. 8 4|Page The Afcons case13 has reference to the Tirath Singh case14 and Shamrao v Thane District Magistrate case15, where the Court states that if a statute has words which, if interpreted literally would give rise to anomalies, then, the judge may, instead of adopting the textual construction, add, omit, or substitute certain words in the statute to redress the situation and get rid of the anomalies.16 13 Supra no. 3 14 Tirath Singh v. Bachittar Singh, AIR 1955 SC 830, as read in Afcons Case, supra no. 3 15 Shamrao V.Parulekar v. District Magistrate, Thana, Bombay,[AIR 1952 SC 324, read in Afcons Case, supra no. 3 16 Maxwell on Interpretation of Statures, 12th Edition, p 228), ‘Modification of the language to meet the intention’, deals with `Exceptional Construction: "[….] Where the......

Words: 2178 - Pages: 9

Professional Ethical Issues

...bundle for ABC." Puzzled, Christine replies, "But shouldn't you tell XYZ about the change?" "Why?" Vernon asks, "The basic idea is to satisfy the customer with good quality parts, and you've just said we will. So what's the problem?" The problem, Christine thinks to herself, is that the customer isn't getting what was promised. Further, even if XYZ would be satisfied with the different part, shouldn't it be given the opportunity to decide if it finds the change acceptable -- and to benefit from lowered cost? Should Christine share her further thoughts with Vernon, or should she simply drop the matter? *From NSF Engineering Ethics Case Report. a- Description of the professional context: * ABC, the supplying company promised to provide 5000 custom made parts to ABC for 75$ a piece * The price was set based on the cost of raw material * ABC’s engineer finds out that a much cheaper alloy can be used without compromising on the integrity of the part ordered: in general the performance will be the same but some parts might not last quite as long * The difference between the two materials cannot be detected without the conduction of a fair amount of testing * Mr. Walker, who authorized the sakes agreement, does not want to reveal the changes in the product in order to ensure higher profit margin. He thinks that the priority is to satisfy the client......

Words: 3875 - Pages: 16

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. | Zorro der Schwarze Rächer | Michel Ocelot