Case Study Disrupting The Auto Industry

Read the attached case, “Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry and use the case format provided below to address to identify the problems and provide several suggested solutions that the Tesla Motors executive team can review for possible implementation

Be sure to idenfity 2 to 3 problems and develop 2 to 3 possible solutions to the problems and use this as the focus for making your case in the case format


1. Write the Executive Summary

one to two paragraphs in length

on cover page of the report

briefly identify the major problems facing the manage/key person

summarize the recommended plan of action an include a brief justification of the recommended plan

2. Statement of the Problem

State the problems facing the manager/key person

identify and link the symptoms and root causes of the problems

differentiate short term from long term problems

conclude with the decision facing the manager/key person

3. Causes of the Problem

provide a detailed analysis of the problems; idenfity in the Statement of the Problem

in the analysis, apply theories and models from the text and/or readings

support conclusions and/or assumptions with specific references to the case and/or the readings

4. Decision Criteria and Alternative Solution

Idenfity criteria against which you evaluate alternative solutions (i.e. time for implementation, tangible costs, acceptability to management)

Include two or three possible alternative solutions

Evaluate the pros and cons of each alternative against the criteria listed

suggest additional pros/cons if appropriate

5. Recommended Solution, implementation and justification

identify who, what, when, and how in your recommended plan of action

solution and implementation should address the problems and causes identified in the previous section

The recommended plan should includfe a contingency plan to back up the ‘ideal’ course of action

using models and theories, identify why you chose the recommended plan of action – why its the best and why it works

6. External Sourcing

2 to 3 external sources should be reference to back up your recommendations or to identify issues. This information would be ideally sourced in current journals, magazines and newspapers and should reflect current management thought or practice


750 – 1250 words (approx 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style

cover and reference pages

use at least three references.

cite all reference materials

References must come from sources like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, govt websites, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc are not acceptable