Briefly answer the three questions based on the short minicase stories attached.

Briefly answer the three questions based on the short minicase stories attached.

Briefly answer the three questions based on the short minicase stories attached.
Question #1 – MiniCase #3 Robinhood’s Innovation: Although Robinhood was quite innovative, it could not sustain its competitive advantage. How did the PESTEL factors change over time to impact Robinhood negatively? Identify and discuss relevant PESTEL factors and their effect on Robinhood’s competitive position.
Question #2 – MiniCase #4 Is Coolness Sustainable: If Beats Electronics’ core competencies are indeed intangibles, such as coolness and marketing savvy, do you think these competencies will remain valuable under Apple’s ownership? Why or why not?
Question #3 – MiniCase #5 Struggling Toms: This case details how Toms struggled to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. Why did Toms fail to do so? Do you think the one-for-one model can maintain a competitive advantage over the long term? Why or why not?
Source of mini cases is textbook: Strategic Management: A Competitive Approach, 6th edition, Frank Rothaermel, McGraw Hill.

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