Essay about Analysis of Nike

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Analysis of Nike

Basketball players “wanna be like Mike”, but shoe companies “wanna be like NIKE.” NIKE is the worlds #1 company and controls more than 40% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for just about every sport, including baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, and wrestling. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic wear and equipment, such as hockey sticks, skates, and timepieces. In addition, it operates NIKETOWN shoe and sportswear stores and is opening JORDAN in store outlets in suburban markets. NIKE sells its product to about 19,000 US accountants, in about 140 other countries, and online. Chairman, CEO, and co-founder Phil Knight owns. Nike Co. is very
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He offered her a couple of bucks per hour if she would do some design work for his small company.

This all happened because “Representatives from Japan were coming for a presentation and Phil wanted some charts and graphs to show them” according to Davidson. Apparently this wasn’t the last time Phil had asked Carolyn Davidson to create a design for him and Blue ribbon
Sports. According to Davidson again, “Phil had asked her to work on a shoe stripe because supposedly Phil needed more inventory control.”
(In spring of 1992, the first shoe with the Nike Swoosh was introduced) There have always been numerous predictions and questions asked about what Nike pays its people. An average salary for a Nike Spokesman
(Tiger woods) is $55,555 dollars per day, which adds up to 20,277,575 dollars in a one years earned salary. Other salaries of Nike employees such as an Indonesian factory worker who is making shoes makes $1.25 per day and an on average of $456.25 per year. Lastly, Nike CEO Phil
Knight is worth roughly over $5.8 billion dollars.

Nike ads like any other businesses require interpretation. Some of this reading goes on at the conscious level, some unconsciously. As opposed to extremists on either side of the interpretative question, I fall most nearly to the constructivist point of view in that I view meaning as interplay between text and the reader.

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