Question 1: What is Spotify’s business-level strategy?
– What is their intended strategy? (The strategy they intended to use from the beginning.)
– Did they develop any non-realized or emergent strategies? (Strategies that they had to unexpectedly create but did not originally intend to.)
– Do they have any competitive advantage over their competition? (cost, uniqueness, etc.)
– Are there any disruptive technologies? If so, what are they and how should the company react?
– Does Spotify implement a cost leadership or differentiation strategy?
Question 2: Five Forces Analysis (technique for understanding an industry, by examining the following)
– Competitors in an industry
– Potential new entrants to the industry
– Substitutes for the industry’s offering
– Suppliers to the industry
– Industry’s buyers
The purpose of a five forces analysis is to identify how much profit potential exists in an industry.
Question 3: Organization (how the company is organized)
– Simple structure or functional structure or multidivisional structure or matrix structure
– Which of those organizational structures does Spotify use? Go into detail explaining it.
– Has Spotify used the same organizational structure the entire time? Did they ever change their organizational structure? Or just simplify it?
– Output control or behavioral control or clan control? Which of these organizational control systems does Spotify use and go into detail explaining.
300-600 words per response. The content from these questions will be implemented into an essay, so please answer the questions in essay format.