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Description:  The auto giants plan to field appeals from nearly 2,000 dealerships they shuttered. They’re going to get an earful.

Source: CNNMoney.com

Date: 12/11/2009

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/11/smallbusiness/small_business_auto_dealers/index.htm

Questions for discussion: 

  • What are some pros and cons related to the reduction of the distribution network of franchises?
  • Other than closing, are there any strategic alternatives for these former franchise businesses?
  • What arguments would you make to GM and Chrysler for rethinking this decision? Explain your thinking.

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