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MGT 488 All Assignments ,DQs and Weekly Summry Questions /Complete Class
Individual Assignment: Internal Risk Assessment
o Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
o Jet Blue Airways Corporation
o Hewlett-Packard Company
o Home Depot
o Discuss the firm’s strengths and weaknesses in marketing, human resources, management, research and development, finance, and other applicable areas.
o Analyze how internal organizational dynamics influence strategic business continuity.
o Access the company’s Web site and use the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, if available, and the most recent company Annual Report as sources.
o Reference your readings and at least three other sources, including MarketLine, the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
Individual Assignment: Competitive Advantage and Pro Sports
o Describe the components of sustainable competitive advantage that contribute to the team’s success in the competitive sports industry.
o Identify the four criteria of sustainable competitive advantage and classify team characteristics such as coaching, fan base, playing style and tactics, individual players, within each criterion for your team. Describe how these factors contribute to the team’s success in the competitive sports market.
o Reference your readings and at least one other source, including the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
. Individual Assignment: External Environment Analysis
o Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – dollar and variety stores in the United States or discount, variety, and general merchandisers
o Jet Blue Airways Corporation – domestic airlines in the United States
o Hewlett-Packard Company – computer and peripheral manufacturing in the United States
o Home Depot – home improvement stores in the United States
o Analyze the external business market and its influence on the firm’s strategic business continuity plan.
o Include analysis of general, industry, and competitor environments.
o Explain the role of business ethics in gathering competitor intelligence.
o Reference your readings and at least four other sources, including MarketLine, IBIS World, the Internet, the Electronic Reserve Readings, or other properly cited sources.
Format your paper according to APA standards.
Learning Team Assignment: Strategic Business Plan Outline
Your Learning Team is the newly formed Executive Team of the Virtual Organization you selected. Your executive team oversees finance, marketing, human resources, and technology decisions for the organization. The board of directors of your company has requested a Strategic Business Plan Outline indicating the direction your executive team wishes to take the organization.
o Include a classification of the company’s stakeholders.
o Create an original Vision and Mission Statement. Consider several examples. Visit the corporate Web sites of major corporations such as Coca–Cola®, Home Depot, and Hewlett Packard, and read their visions, values, and objectives.
o Outlines may include financial, managerial, economic, marketing, technological, competition, legal and ethical environment, as well as crisis management areas of your strategic plan.
o Reference your readings and at least three other sources, including the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
o Refer to the Sample Outline in the University of Phoenix Center for Writing Excellence for formatting guidelines.
o Refer to the University of Phoenix Center for Writing Excellent APA Reference and Citation Examples for information on citing Virtual Organizations.
Individual Assignment: Business Competition Strategies
o Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. rival Target Corporation
o Jet Blue Airways Corporation rival Delta Airlines, Inc.
o Hewlett-Packard Company rival Dell Inc.
o Home Depot rival Lowe’s Companies Inc.
o Identify the type of business level strategy each firm is using and evaluate its effectiveness. Consider cost leadership, differentiation, focused cost leadership, as well as integrated cost leadership and differentiation.
o Determine the role industry competitive dynamics have in choosing those strategies.
o Reference your readings and at least two other sources, including MarketLine, the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
. Individual Assignment: Case Study Analysis
o Describe how the lack of corporate governance at Tyco contributed to its downfall.
o Explain how Dennis Kozlowski used organizational structure and controls to implement his strategic plan.
o Analyze the role of Tyco leadership in strategic implementation.
o Evaluate the role of strategic entrepreneurship in creating firm value at Tyco.
o Reference your readings and at least two other sources, including the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
Learning Team Assignment: Strategic Business Plan
The Board of Directors approved your Strategic Business Plan Outline, but now wants your executive team to create a long-term Strategic Business Plan for sustaining organizational performance. For examples of Strategic Plans access any major corporation’s Web site or MarketLine Business Center in the University of Phoenix Library and refer to the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
o In the Business Plan, expand on the areas identified in the Business Plan Outline as critical to the organization and provide an in-depth description of the Strategic Plan for those areas.
o Include analysis of internal organizational dynamics and the external environment.
o Explain how the plan contributes to the company’s long-term success.
o Conclude with a description of emerging strategic management issues the organization may face and explain how the Strategic Business Plan might address those issues.
o Reference your readings and at least four other sources, including the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
All Discussion Questions and Weekly Summary questions are Included
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