Students will research the company (use most up to date data) and answer the questions presented below. Include references (in APA format) at the end of each question. Include citations for content used. There is a minimum paragraph requirement for each question; these are not short answer questions.

You MUST be able to use text chapter concepts and find applications with the case. You MUST also be able to use business strategy language when developing our written analysis.

Conduct in-depth analysis of each question. Questions require more than short answers, you should be able to answer each question in depth, find relationships between chapter readings, external sources, and company website. use APA for citations within questions and include references at the end of each question.

Text Book: David, F. R., & David F. R. (2015).  Strategic management concepts and cases, a competitive advantage approach, (15th ed).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

1. Identify key elements of Buffalo Wild Wings’ strategic management. The key elements of a strategic plan include management’s plans to position the company in a chosen market, compete successfully, and achieve good performance. Conduct in-depth research and analysis; relate to chapter readings and external sources. (4+ paragraphs minimum)

2. Conduct in depth research and identify which of the five generic competitive strategies (ch. 5) approximates the competitive strategy that Buffalo Wild Wings is employing. Justify your answer with examples of the strategy identified. (Requirement: 3+ paragraphs minimum)

3. Analyze Buffalo Wild Wings’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Separate each using APA header levels. Do NOT use bullets. (Requirement: 5+ paragraphs minimum)

4. What is Buffalo Wild Wings’ competitive advantage(s)? Identify and thoroughly describe why you believe this is a competitive advantage. Provide examples. (Requirement: 3+ paragraphs minimum)