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Question;Assignment 1: Strategic Management and Strategic CompetitivenessDue Week 2 and worth 300 pointsChoose one (1) public corporation in an industry with which you are familiar. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:Assess how globalization and technology changes have impacted the corporation you researched.Apply the industrial organization model and the resource-based model to determine how your corporation could earn above-average returns.Assess how the vision statement and mission statement of the corporation influence its overall success.Evaluate how each category of stakeholder impacts the overall success of this corporation.Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Determine ways in which the vision, mission, and stakeholders of a firm impact that firm?s overall success.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.Assignment 2: External and Internal EnvironmentsDue Week 4 and worth 350 pointsChoose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:Choose the two (2) segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in which it operates.Considering the five (5) forces of competition, choose the two (2) that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces in the recent past.With the same two (2) forces in mind, predict what the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future.Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer.Give your opinion on the corporation's greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant weakness. Justify your choices.Determine the company?s resources, capabilities, and core competencies.Analyze the company?s value chain to determine where they can create value using the resources, capabilities, and core competencies discussed above.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Identify how the six segments of the general environment affect an industry and its firms.Identify the five forces of competition.Analyze the external environment for opportunities and threats that impact the firm.Analyze the internal environment of a company for strengths and weaknesses that impact the firm?s competitiveness.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.Assignment 3: Business-Level and Corporate-Level StrategiesDue Week 6 and worth 300 pointsChoose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation's most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.Assignment 4: Merger, Acquisition, and International StrategiesDue Week 8 and worth 300 pointsChoose two (2) public corporations in an industry with which you are familiar ? one (1) that has acquired another company and operates internationally and one (1) that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and operates solely within the U.S. Research each company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by another company, evaluate the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Justify your opinion.For the corporation that has not been involved in any mergers or acquisitions, identify one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and explain why this company would be a profitable target.For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement.For the corporation that does not operate internationally, propose one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider. Justify your proposals.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.Assignment 5: CapstoneDue Week 10 and worth 400 pointsSelect a publicly traded corporation for which you would like to work or are currently working.Research the corporation on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:Determine the impact of the company?s mission, vision, and primary stakeholders on its overall success.Analyze the five (5) forces of competition to determine how they impact the company.Create a SWOT analysis for the company to determine its major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.Based on the SWOT analysis, outline a strategy for the company to capitalize on its strengths and opportunities, and minimize its weaknesses and threats.Discuss the various levels and types of strategies the firm may use to maximize its competitiveness and profitability.Outline a communications plan the company could use to make the strategies you recommend above known to all stakeholders.Select two (2) corporate governance mechanisms used by this corporation and evaluate how effective they are at controlling managerial actions.Evaluate the effectiveness of leadership within this corporation and make at least one (1) recommendation for improvement.Assess efforts by this corporation to be a responsible (ethical) corporate citizen and determine the impact these efforts (or lack thereof) have on the company?s bottom line. Provide specific examples to support your response.Use at least five (5) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Determine ways in which the vision, mission, and stakeholders of a firm impact that firm?s overall success.Identify how the six segments of the general environment affect an industry and its firms.Identify the five forces of competition.Analyze the external environment for opportunities and threats that impact the firm.Analyze the internal environment of a company for strengths and weaknesses that impact the firm?s competitiveness.Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.Predict ways in which corporate governance will affect strategic decisions.Assess the relationship between strategy and organizational structure.Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

 

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