I'm a huge car enthusiast (Audi TT owner) and a big fan of the Tesla Roadster. But I'm even more interested in the business concept of Tesla Motors. So interested, in fact, that I convinced my MBA group in our advanced strategy class to choose Tesla Motors for a business Case write-up over the next 7 weeks. Anyone interested in helping?
Our goal is to determine how the company should proceed going forward, seeking to apply advanced strategic concepts around vertical integration (continue outsourcing design/manufacture or not) and product diversification (sports car plus mass production vehicle?). What I'm really hoping to find is a connection to an employee at Tesla Motors who may be interested in the recommendations of our team. We could also use as much info as possible about the future mass production vehicle strategy. Let me know what you guys think!