In the Anheuser Busch case, you will come across phrases such as â€œâ€™average steady moderate performer,â€ â€œaverage sustained high performer,â€ and â€œaverage chronic underperformerâ€™â€. The attached article about steady moderate and sustained high performers explains these terms. It also gives some good examples of each.
Examples of steady moderate performers (p. 88):
British Petroleum (BP)
Examples of sustained high performers (p. 86):
If possible, give an example related to barriers to entry and explain how permanent the barrier was or has been. If you cannot think of an example easily, just look around you and think of the places you have been to during the last one month and you will be able to think of several examples.
What would be your strategy if you were an incumbent? What would be your strategy if you were an entrant or a potential entrant and the incumbents were well entrenched?
What reasons are common to Amazon, Southwestern, Toyota, and Wal Mart that others cannot copy their capabilities