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Nucor Corp. And the u.s. Steel Industry Case Study.

17952. Nucor Corp. And the u.s. Steel Industry Case Study.

This paper provides a case study analysis and case solution to a case study on Nucor Corp., the nation's biggest minimill and the fourth largest steel mill in the country, and the industry's benchmark for technological innovation, profitability, and efficiency. The case is drawn from Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson's Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization. The analysis looks at how Nucor achieved it success and considers how it can maintain growth and profitability in the future. The analysis includes an environmental analysis; a Porter's Five Forces analysis; a competitive analysis; an identification and analysis of Nucor's business level, corporate level and competitive strategies; an identification of Nucor's core competencies (tangible and intangible resources, capabilities); a value chain analysis; a financial performance appraisal; and a SWOT analysis. KEYWORDS: case solution steelmakers mini-mills sustainable competitive advantage labor relations strategy trust risk taking technological innovation. 12 pages, 15 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 3274 words.

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