Bethel University Auto Zone Strategic Management Discussion Questions

1200 words total. 3 APA cited references and reference list. NO PLAGIARISM PLEASE!!!

1. In a narrative format, discuss Auto Zone from a strategic perspective. Information concerning recent changes in the firm is readily available online and should be accessed. Strategic issues should be discussed in “real time.”

2. How would you define Auto Zone’s industry? Would you include new car dealerships and/or discount stores in the industry? Why or why not?

3. How has Auto Zone responded to changes in its macroenvironment? Is Auto Zone immune to threats associated with economic downturns? Why or why not?

4. Review the discussion in the reading on changes in social forces associated with automobiles. Suppose that you are the CEO of Auto Zone. What changes present opportunities for your firm? Which changes concern you the most?


You are an executive in your company. A senior executive of your key competitor has recently interviewed you extensively for a more lucrative position with this competitor. Having not heard back from the interviewer, you did some investigation and found out that, this was a fake interview aimed only at gaining competitive intelligence. You know that this fake interview is a violation of the Christian religious view of ethics.

a. Explain why the fake interview violated the Christian religious view of ethics as discussed in your READ assignment. It is important to align your worldview claims to those expressed in the READ assignment. Don’t go on a tangent with any other personal beliefs.

b. Which view(s) of ethics discussed in Chapter 5 does this fake interview exemplify?

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