Sustained competitive advantage

m working on a management writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.

 

Answer the following questions fully

1. Conduct a Porter’s five forces analysis of the used book industry.  Is this an attractive industry?  Why or why not?  Which force(s) have the strongest influence? (200 words minimum). Please include a word count of your answer.

2. What are BWB’s resources and capabilities?  Do they lead to a sustained competitive advantage (Hint: apply the VRIO analysis)? (150 words minimum). Please include a word count of your answer.

3. Describe an activity that you believe helps the profitability of the company in the particular department where you work (or in one in which you have worked).  How does that activity increase the value of your product or service from the point of view of the customer? Or, how does it reduce the internal cost of the product or service?  If it doesn’t do either of these, what would have to change to either create value or reduce costs?  (no need to identify the organization you are describing) (200 words minimum). Please include a word count of your answer.

4. For many people, the shareholder perspective is perhaps the most familiar measure of competitive advantage for publicly traded firms. What are some of the disadvantages of using shareholder value as the sole point of view for defining competitive advantage? Any examples to illustrate your point(s)? (200 words minimum). Please include a word count of your answer.