MGT 101 Saudi Electronic University Merger of Sears and Kmart Questions
I’m studying for my Management class and need an explanation.
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This Assignment comprise of a short Case.
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Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:
After completion of Assignment-2 students will able to understand the
LO 1. Identify and explain the concept of management, functions, roles and skills of a manager (Lo1.1)
Please read the case “The Decline of Sears” on Page number 73, Chapter 2 “Management Theory” available in your textbook/e-textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 9th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., and answer the following questions in about 500 words:
Assignment Question(s): (Marks 5)
1.What is the underlying problem in this case from Edward Lampert’s perspective? (2marks)
2.What are the key causes of Sears’ decline? (1.5 marks)
3.To what extent did sears use a total Quality Management perspective in running the business? (1.5 marks)