This paper presents a Berkeley Research analysis and case solution to a popular Harvard Business School case study (706496) by David B. Yoffie and Michael Slind on strategy and marketing at Apple Computer in 2006. The central problem under consideration in the case analysis is how can Apple achieve a sustainable competitive advantage which will allow it to gain market share and increase profits and revenues in the highly competitive and rapidly changing market? The case analysis includes problem definition, analysis of external factors (societal and industry), analysis of internal factors, summary SWOT analysis, identification and evaluation of three alternative strategies, and recommendations with guidelines for implementation on adoption of a new strategy based on innovation of new products and innovative changes to existing product lines. APA style. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources. 2301 words.
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