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    Sharp Corporation: Case Study Analysis

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    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the Sharp Corporation which is reliant on information provided by a student. The case study is evaluated based on the data provided and solutions are derived through the use of a SWOT and a TOWS analysis as well as a SLEPT evaluation. Bibliography lists sources

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    to the evaluation process. With the help of analytical tools such as SWOT, TOWS and SLEPT studies, one can assess where a company has been and where it is headed.  A student writing on this subject will want to carefully examine the case study at hand in light of business trends and macroeconomic indicators. II. Case Study: The Sharp  Corporation The Sharp Corporation was first created in 1912. Early history includes the invention of the snap buckle, the mechanical pencil and the crystal radio. In 1953, the company  developed black and white television sets. The firm had been doing quite well but stumbled a bit during the mid-1980s. This was due to the appreciation of the Japanese yen  against the U.S. dollar. Throughout the years, Sharp has had its share of competition. In one statistical chart, it is shown that that the company had remained in the top  five manufacturers for the region. While Sharps business was not bad, the competition had become fierce. Sharps business was in electronics and as the 1990s began, Sharp had put more  than 20% of its effort into information systems and the like; products included the manufacturing of calculators, organizers and personal computers. Sharp managed to maintain a traditional top down decision  making strategy as opposed to the new paradigms other Japanese companies had been using. Rather than going to the new mode where people were integral in developing new methods and  informing the higher ups, at Sharp, the decisions were made at the highest levels of authority. At the same time, the company was cognizant of the employees attitude and acceptance  and demanded loyalty. Sharp realized that only through employee cooperation and contentment would the company move forward. The firms business philosophy relied on the enhancement of their employees personal 

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