Honors Program


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Spring 4-11-2019


Wright, M. (2019). Strategic audit of Adidas. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Mason Wright 2019.


Adidas is a well-established brand in the world of sportswear and lifestyle clothing. In recent years, the company has been regaining success after a period of stagnation. Spurring this success is the renewed popularity of old classic shoe models and a surge in the lifestyle clothing trend. While adidas is doing well, it is not the top sportswear company in the world and is far behind in North America. In an attempt to boost the recent success even further, this thesis analyzes the current situation that adidas faces including its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. With this information as a background, this paper then discusses potential new strategies for adidas, ultimately deciding that obtaining a larger number of star athlete endorsements is a strategy that could quickly make a large impact for the company.