Gap Analysis: Lester Electronics

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Gap Analysis: Lester Electronics

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Gap Analysis: Lester Electronics
Lester Electronics has an exclusive deal with the Korean manufacturer of capacitors to be the sole distributor of the capacitors within the United States. Lester Electronics uses the capacitors in its small and medium sized equipment. Lester Electronics in partnership with Shang Wa have made inroads in both the consumer and industrial areas of the market. This has helped both organizations grow and has led to the opportunity of a merger between both organizations. Lester Electronics, however, faces a hostile takeover from another company within the market who would like to grow using the takeover. This hostile takeover, if completed would end the exclusivity of the contract between Lester Electronics and Shang Wa. This has made a merger between the two organizations even more important to Lester Electronics and must be accomplished as quickly as possible.

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What are Stock Options

A lot of companies today have continue to offer their employees, their potential employees as well as other affiliated individuals, stock options as a way of recruiting, retaining and even motivating these particular individuals. During the last twenty years, stock options have increasingly become a major fringe benefit to employees who are salaried. In spite of some companies such as Dell, Amazon and Microsoft having recently reduced or abolished stock options for their employees, many other companies have continued with the practice which is common in the United States. As Albrecht, (1991) notes, the utilization of stock options in the technology industry has remained specifically widespread. Stock option plans allows the employees to buy a company’s share.

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Gene One – the Transition from Private to Public

Introduction
Making the decision to transition from a private to public company, Gene One faces many obstacles that must be overcome in order to be established as strong competitor on Wall Street. The goal of Gene One is to go IPO within 3 years and increase annual growth targets by 40 percent without sacrificing the culture of the organization. Having received resignations from top executives based on the company’s decision to go public, Gene One has the challenge of forming a senior leadership team that is capable of making the transition. The team needs to ensure requirements of the SEC are met to avoid future consequences. By benchmarking other companies, Gene One will be able to learn from the best practices as well as the mistakes that have been made when going IPO. Taking advantage of this information will lead to a successful transition and allow Gene One to accomplish the goals executives have set forth.

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