Choose any company with headquarters in Europe, which you believe has achieved superior performance. You may decide for yourself how to justify your belief in the company’s superior performance

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[Question 1]
Choose any company with headquarters in Europe, which you believe has achieved superior
performance. You may decide for yourself how to justify your belief in the company’s superior
performance, for example you could use as an indicator one (or a combination of) competitive position
(e.g. market share or sales growth compared to competition), the financial performance (e.g. profit or
sales growth), the brand strength, or the speed of international expansion.
(1) Collect data/information regarding this company from published material (online or otherwise).

(2) Use relevant concepts and models to:
a. defend and justify your choice of organization.
b. identify and critically evaluate the marketing concept/s that the organization appears favour.

c. describe and analyse the marketing environment of this organization;
d. evaluate the factors in the marketing mix that in your view have contributed to this superior
performance and those factors in the marketing mix that are crucial for the long-term future success of
this company. Please ensure you justify your views.
Please state your chosen airline and the location of its headquarters clearly at the start of your

In all instances, references to credible sources (scholarly or applied), rather than pure unsubstantiated
opinion, will provide the strongest level of support for and credibility to the assumptions, arguments,
analyses, justifications and conclusions you will make. As one of the many aims of the assignment is
gauge theory application to practice via evidence, no confidential data should be used. In short, you will
not be permitted to designate your assignment as confidential.
You are not permitted to select an organization (or part of an organization) on which you have previously
focused for an earlier assignment for WBS or any university.

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Confidential Submission
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However students are encouraged to learn how to anonymise your work properly so that you can feel
confident enough to submit through the normal route. If, in discussion with your tutor, you find that
you are dealing with confidential issues that cannot be anonymised in any meaningful way then please
tick the confidentiality box.

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detection software and the work will be checked manually by the marker for plagiarism. If the NIE feels
that there is no confidential data in the assignment, they may request that turnitin be used – students
would then be asked to provide proof of confidentiality.
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Assignment Extensions BEFORE the deadline.
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