kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination” (Ebert vii). These scathing remarks are the result of an unfortunate encounter between Roger Ebert, the renowned acrid movie critic of the 20 and 21st century, and the 2009 blockbuster film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. Though this was just one man’s opinion, however passionately negative, of a movie that grossed nearly half a billion
Chapter 3 Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter, you will be able to: 1. Identify and describe important features of organizations that managers need to know about in order to build and use information systems successfully. 2. Evaluate the impact of information systems on organizations. 3. Demonstrate how Porter’s competitive forces model and the value chain model help businesses use information systems for competitive advantage. 4.
Open-air pastry cases brim with yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit, and a carefully orchestrated pop-music soundtrack is piped throughout. Yet Dunkin’ built itself on serving simple fare to working-class customers. Inching upscale without alienating that base will prove tricky. There will be no couches in the new stores. And Dunkin’ renamed a new hot sandwich
organizational strategy. It begins with an explanation of the term strategy and offers a basis for how to identify a company’s particular strategy. Next, it explores the importance of striving for competitive advantage in the marketplace and examines the role strategy plays in achieving this advantage. The chapter then explores the idea that strategy is partly proactive and partly reactive. Next, a discussion on strategy and ethics is given. This is followed by a close look at the relationship between a