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Strategic Management at Panera Bread
This paper presents a strategic management study of the Panera Bread restaurant company.
# 97078 | 1,684 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 22, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Statistics) , Business (Management)

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The paper provides an overview of the restaurant industry as a whole and a strategic management study of one particular restaurant chain, Panera Bread. The paper looks at the problems and issues that the company must address with sound strategic planning if its advantages are to be maintained over the long term. The paper discusses the strategic management alternatives available to the firm and concludes that Panera Bread finds itself at the crossroads of tremendous opportunities and challenges that can be utilized as an opportunity for growth.

Industry/Company Overview
Situational Analysis
Problems/Issues to be Addressed
Strategic Alternatives and Recommendations

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dalbor, M. C., & Sullivan, M. J. (2005). The Initial Public Offerings of Restaurant Firms: The Case of Industry-Specific Micromarket Capitalization Offerings. Journal of Small Business Management, 43(3), 226+.
  • Dewar, J. A. (2002). Assumption-Based Planning: A Tool for Reducing Avoidable Surprises. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gilliard, D. J., & Khandekar, R. (2004). Panera Bread Company. Metropolitan State College-Denver.
  • Gubman, E., & Russell, S. (2006). "Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast": Growing Customer Innovation at McDonald's. Human Resource Planning, 29(3), 21+.
  • Korn, D. J. (2001, April). Staying Ahead of the Pack. Black Enterprise, 31, 28.

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