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Quantum Computers produces and sells laptop computers. The company is currently deciding whether to continue concentrating on the laptop computer market or to expand by entering the highly competitive e-reader market. Most of the management staff has been with Quantum for a long time. Michael Mitchem, Quantum’s president, wants his management staff to assist him in Quantum’s strategic planning process. Mitchem has scheduled a three-day offsite meeting for the management staff to join together for the company’s strategic planning process.

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A. What functional areas should be discussed during the strategic planning process?
B. Identify at least six factors to be considered in a thorough strategic planning process that will move a company such as Quantum to another level of product development.
C. Identify at least three benefits that Quantum can derive from a participatory strategic planning process.
D. Discuss the expected behavior of the managers at Quantum who participate in the three-day offsite strategic planning meeting.



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