In this unit, you will complete the case study of the company Apple Inc. Respond to the four writing prompts below. Your responses must include information from academic and scholarly research and must use at least six scholarly sources.
1. Create a case study summary of the company you have chosen, including a general overview of the company, its external environment, and a list of its current strategies and objectives.
2. If the company continues with its present strategies and objectives, where will it be in five years?
3. If you were the CEO of the company, what strategies would you recommend, and why?
4. Describe the competitive strategies used by the company’s main competitors. Which of these strategies are the most effective? How can your company combat these strategies? Support your answers.
If you paraphrase, quote, or use ideas from any source, you should cite your sources using APA guidelines. Your case study should be three pages in length, excluding a cover page and references page. Please contact your instructor if you have any questions, or contact the CSU Success Center should you need more support.