Case Study Ebay Inc Bidding For The Future

Read the case study located on page 144 of the section titled Case Studies in your textbook   and prepare a 5- to 6-page report in a Microsoft Word document, based on the following situation:

The CEO, John Donahoe is preparing to move the company forward. The company has invited your consulting firm to meet with the new board of directors and discuss the situation at eBay, Inc.

To familiarize yourself with the client; your first task is to prepare a background report which analyzes eBay’s business environment and strategy. Your report should include the following:

  • Analyse and discuss the external forces and industry conditions that have impacted eBay’s performance over the years?
  • Analyze and discuss how the internal organization and culture at eBay influence its performance?
  • Discuss how eBay has strategically responded to its competitive environment and internal capabilities?
  • Identify the causes and consequences of the Board of Directors’ ineffectiveness?
  • Discuss and highlight other governance weaknesses that have made eBay vulnerable to managerial opportunism?
  • Discuss how governance mechanisms at eBay have been used in the past, and what was their effect?
  • Discuss the unprecedented maneuvers that were made by eBay stakeholders to overcome internal governance weaknesses?

In your report, you should be able to demonstrate an insightful look at eBay’s situation, make recommendations for establishing effective governance practices, and support the need for governance mechanisms despite the appearance of performance success.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submit your document to the W5 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Analyzed and discussed the external forces and industry conditions that have impacted eBay’s performance over the years.

30

Analyzed and discussed how the internal organization and culture at eBay influenced its performance.

30

Discussed how eBay has strategically responded to its competitive environment and internal capabilities.

30

Identified the causes and consequences of the Board of Directors’ ineffectiveness.

20

Discussed and highlighted other governance weaknesses that have made eBay vulnerable to managerial opportunism.

30

Discussed how governance mechanisms at eBay have been used in the past and what their effect was.

30

Discussed the unprecedented manoeuvres that were made by eBay stakeholders to overcome internal governance weaknesses.

30

Written Components.

50

Total:

250

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