The purpose of this assignment is to help students understand how manufacturing and service companies can maximize their competitive advantage. The Porter Model is discussed as a method to categorize and assess businesses and industries. 

  • Examine and discuss competitive strategies that manufacturers can use to gain competitive advantage.
  • Identify value chain strategies for both manufacturing and service companies.

these two bullets about 200 words each

and

 700-word report in which you address the following: 

  • Define and explain the role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan while considering stakeholder needs and agendas.
  • Include at least one example of a company overstepping ethical boundaries for stakeholder agendas, and identify what types of preventative measures could be taken to avoid this type of situation. 

Cite 3 scholarly references, including at least one peer-reviewed reference