These two questions are on one of my past papers but I'm not sure how to answer them.:
1. Using your knowledge of the computer industry, describe the primary and secondary value-adding activities in a value chain associated with the manufacture of a laptop computer and also the industry value chain for the laptop manufacturing industry.
My main problem with this question is knowing where in the value chart should I be adding the extra stuff like getting raw materials and the like.
2. Using your knowledge of a computer manufacturer such as Dell or IBM, compare and contrast the organisational dimension of information systems with the technical and behavioural dimensions of information systems used by a company in this industry. For the organisational level provide examples of hierarchy of authority, separation of business functions, business processes and business culture and politics.
My knowledge of these three dimensions are very broad and I have a bit of a hard time finding specific information on Dell or IBM to answer this question.
Unfortunately both questions tend to show up on a lot of my past papers. Help?
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