What value chain segments has KaiserPermanente chosen to enter and perform internally

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week 6 questions:ASSURANCE OF LEARNING EXERCISES1. Live Nation operates music venues, provides management services to music artists, and promotesmore than 22,000 live music events annually. The company merged with Ticketmaster and acquiredconcert and festival promoters in the United States, Australia, and Great Britain. How has the companyused horizontal mergers and acquisitions to strengthen its competitive position? Are these movesprimarily offensive or defensive? Has either Live Nation or Ticketmaster achieved any type of advantagebased on the timing of its strategic moves? LO 1, LO 2, LO 3 tho20598_ch06_144-173.indd 171 8/28/1410:58 PM Final PDF to printer 1722. Kaiser Permanente, a standout among managed health care systems, has become a model of how todeliver good health care cost-effectively. Illustration Capsule 6.4 describes how Kaiser Permanente hasmade vertical integration a central part of its strategy. What value chain segments has KaiserPermanente chosen to enter and perform internally? How has vertical integration aided the organizationin building competitive advantage? Has vertical integration strengthened its market position? Explainwhy or why not.3. Perform an Internet search to identify at least two companies in different industries that have enteredinto outsourcing agreements with firms with specialized services. In addition, describe what value chainactivities the companies have chosen to outsource. Do any of these outsourcing agreements seem likelyto threaten any of the companies’ competitive capabilities?4. Using your university library’s subscription to LexisNexis, EBSCO, or a similar database, find twoexamples of how companies have relied on strategic alliances or joint ventures to substitute forhorizontal or vertical integration.
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