Hello Guys my name is Rob and I mainly post on the mowing forum. But i am asking you guys for a little help. For my Microeconomics class I have a project which will involve some of your imputs. THe project consists of 20 pgs of Financials and background on Caterpiller equipment. Now I have almost all of it completed but with some of your opinions i can earn a whole letter grade higher as said in the guidelines. So if you have a few minutes could you respond back (there wont be any financial stuff) before wed? How does the firm compete with others in the industry? (Comparason of quality service etc) -are they price competetive -advertizing? -Are they using product differentation? -are they cooperating on some issues but competing on others? -Are new products being introduced frequently? -are smaller firms competeting? -are other firms cutting costs -International competition giving Cat problems? These has already been addressed in my paper using the books version of "oligolopy" and some attributes and research. BUt i would like to know from some of you guys who are in the business and who have to make decisions for the good of your business and the overall bottom line. anything else you could add would be greatly accepted. IM at a high c+ right now and this would bump me up to a B+ so be specific and I thank whoever takes time to help me out. Thanks guys. Rob.