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ECO/365 Version 4

Principles of Microeconomics

Learning Team

Competitive Strategies and Government Policies

As a team, choose an industry.  Assume management in that industry has recognized the effect of changes in the real-world competitive environment and government policies on other industries and anticipates similar events occurring in their industry, so they ask you for a report considering the following points.

Write a 1,400 – 1,750 word paper in which you describe how each of the following are now, and will in the future, affecting your chosen industry:

         New companies entering the market, mergers, and globalization, on pricing and the sustainability of profits: Identify the type of merger activity in your industry or one with which you are familiar–horizontal, vertical, or conglomerate–and explain why you made that choice.

         Current and expected government policies and regulations, including taxes and regulations in place to address issues related to externalities

         Global competition on the decisions made by management with regards to change in labor demand, supply, relations, unions, and rules and regulations in your chosen industry

Recommend how the industry you chose may respond to each of the previous points.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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