Case analysis related to TESLA MOTORS’ business model and competitive advantage and provide insights into challenges and opportunities for the sustainability of the company

Assignment Description

In this assignment, you will conduct a written case analysis related to TESLA MOTORS’ business model and competitive advantage and provide insights into challenges and opportunities for the sustainability of the company. The goal is to demonstrate your ability to evaluate how competitive business strategies and forces influence, and analyzing its financial and performance statements can predict a company’s future financial success.

Course Outcomes

This paper covers the following course learning outcomes:

Apply analytical frameworks and techniques to diagnose the firm’s competitive position and core competencies, assess alternative plans of action, and predict the consequences of specific decision options.

Enhance the ability to communicate concisely and persuasively both orally and in writing.

Program Outcomes

This paper covers the following program’s learning outcomes:

SLO1-Define and explain complex business problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.

SLO6-Integrate management best practices and tools to analyze a management problem in a given organization or community considering both the institutional and global environments.

For this paper read the Case “TESLA MOTORS”. Then respond to the questions below and submit your paper through Turnitin.

Respond to the first set of questions using as time frame the period of the case (i.e. the time when the case was written). Imagine to be a consultant at the time of the case, and refer to the data:

1.What do you think of Tesla’s entry strategy? What barriers did it have to overcome?

2.Let’s look at Tesla’s profitability. What do the numbers say? Is Tesla profitable? Does it have a competitive advantage? Motivate your responses.

Now, look at Tesla today, exploring sources outside of the case:

3.How are they doing today?

4.How do you expect Tesla’s position to evolve by the end of 2020? What can Tesla do to prevent imitation or entry?

Format/Submission Information

The written case analysis will be submitted as a TurnitIn assignment. The case analysis paper must be double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides. Scoring of your case analysis will be based on the attached rubric. Your submission should be approximately. 1500 words. Exhibits should be in the Appendix and not in the body of the paper. Use exhibits and charts as necessary to support your analysis. As appropriate, responses to the above questions must include relevant quoted material with citation with page number from the Thompson (2016) and/or the Tesla Case study to support your explanation.

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