Suppose you decide to start a business that recruits students for summer jobs. You will match available students with available jobs. You need to learn what positions are available and what students are available for filling those positions. In starting your business, you know you will be competing with local newspapers, Craigslist (, and your college. You will probably have other local competitors as well.
a. Analyze the structure of this industry according to Porter’s five forces model.
b. Given your analysis in part ‘a’, recommend a competitive strategy.
c. Describe the primary value chain activities as they apply to this business.
d. Describe a business process for recruiting students.
e. Describe information systems that could be used to support the business process in part ‘d’.
f. Explain how the process you described in part ‘d’ and the system you described in part ‘e’ reflect your competitive strategy.

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