MNGT3012 Strategic Business Management


  1. Provide a summary of the case. (Approximately 100 words)
  2. Identify the top two or three priority issues that Spotify needs to address. (Approximately 150 words)
  3. How would you describe Spotify’s business model considering their subscription tiers? (Approximately 200 words)
  4. What does a SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats) analysis reveal about Spotify in 2020? (Approximately 250 words)
  5. What are Spotify’s resources and capabilities? Include VIRO or VIRN analysis. (Approximately 250 words)
  6. How strong are the competitive forces in the rapidly evolving global market for streaming music platforms? Use a five forces analysis to support your answers. (Approximately 250 words)
  7. What are the primary components of Spotify’s value chain? (Approximately 100 words)
  8. What are the key elements of Spotify’s strategy? What keeps it competitive compared to other streaming platforms? Has it achieved a stronger position? (Approximately 250 words)
  9. What strategic recommendations would you make to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek? At a minimum, your recommendation should cover what to do about each of the top priority issues identified in question 2. (Approximately 250 words)
  10. What specific actions should Spotify take to develop core competencies or competitive capabilities that can contribute to good strategy execution and potential competitive advantage? Explain the rationale for your suggestions. (Approximately 200 words)

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