Welcome to the Tech Competition Simulation with Landscape and Challenges DLC
A competitive high-tech market
You are recently appointed to the new executive team composed of a Chief Production Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer. As a new executive trio, your mission is to grow your business. You evolve in a competitive high-tech market.
Your company manufactures and sells AMD and Intel based-computers. For each year, you must choose the number of AMD or Intel chips you want to purchase. Each chip makes it possible to manufacture and thus sell a computer. You can also decide if you want to advertise your AMD and/or Intel based-computers. Keep in mind that Intel has a partnership program where they cover 50% of the advertising costs. Intel demands to have a jingle “Intel Inside” for multimedia-based ads, as well as having a brochure in every new computer box bought by a customer.
Since your company and your competitors are not listed on the stock exchange, it is impossible to know the strategy of other companies. Be careful not to have a negative cash flow at the end of the year, this leads to bankruptcy and layoffs by the board.
As your company is integrated into global value chains, it is important to get an integrated overview of international business environment and its related issues. At the end of the day, being a business manager means being able to take risks, and being a successful manager means being equipped with the right knowledge and analytical tools to manage risks. You will face challenges that can earn you points and lead you to the top of the scoreboard!
Will you opt for a risky strategy in order to obtain the maximum market share at the risk of losing everything or will you be careful to keep your business going?
As head of production, you are responsible for the production of the computers. You know by heart the different costs of your two production lines AMD and Intel
chief financial officer
As CFO, you are responsible for the financial health of your company. You're the one who knows when it's the right time to invest
chief marketing officer
As CMO, you are responsible for your company's marketing campaigns. You master all the marketing tricks, you know the recipe for a successful advertising campaign. Intel has a partnership program where they cover 50% of the advertising costs