Whats up newschoolers, in my advanced composition class we have been assigned a research paper on our future career. More specifically new trends that are impacting the industry. I have refrained from writing papers on skiing for a long time but since i plan on working in the industry it seems like i could actually pull this paper off.
At this stage im just spit balling ideas but one idea would be the affect of "micro brew" companies or small companies that are considered more "core" than the big corporate companies.
We have to explore the positives and negatives of this. Theres are numerous positives I can think of right off the bat; company leaders seem to care more about the industry and their product, skis are being "handmade" (to what extent they are handmade is up for debate, but some are "more handmade" than some of the big corporate companies), and lastly with more companies comes more competition leading to more innovative designs and higher quality. These are just a few
Now we also have to look at the negatives and heres where I think I will run into trouble.
I can think of two so far. With smaller companies the skis are more expensive. This also affects the kids whos parents are the ones buying the skis. What are they gonna do? Also the loss of sponsorships by major ski companies like k2 and Rossignol. Now these ski companies might not go under but they may drop a lot of their "flow" riders.
Do you guys see any other downsides? maybe from a buisness standpoint? I know this is kind of a hot topic right now so I feel like it would make a good research paper. I also will need articles to back up my argument and they most likely will not be on an educational database so if you know any reputable ones post them below or pm them to me.
DISCLAIMER: IN THIS THREAD SUBJECT I KNOW I HAVE MADE SOME BROAD GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT THE SKI INDUSTRY. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU DO NOT BASH THESE IDEAS OR START AN ARGUMENT. CERTAINLY LET ME KNOW THE HOLES IN THIS ARGUMENT AS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THEM BUT PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL! Feel free to post your $.02 I am not looking for you guys to write my paper for me im just looking for some ideas, counter arguments and other helpful info to point me in the right direction. That is all I have to say. Have a good day guys! And thanks for taking your time to weigh in on the subject and reading through all of this!