QUESTION 1: What was the strategic advantage to Microsoft of outsourcing Xbox production to Flextronics?
QUESTION 2: What were the risks associated with outsourcing to Flextronics? Did Microsoft mitigate these risks? Do you think Microsoft would have been better off making the Xbox itself?
QUESTION 3: How did Flextronics’ industrial park strategy enable the company to respond to national changes in relative factor costs?