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Attached is the Required Template.In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignment 1.Using the corporation you chose from Assignment 1, examine the industry in which the entity operates. Use any or all of the following resources to conduct research on the company:Company websitePublic filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml)Other miscellaneous sources. Note: the company’s annual report will often provide insights that other resources may not include.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose either a 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 tangible and intangible resources, core capabilities, and core competencies.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.Choose two (2) forces of competition that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these) forces in the recent past, going back no further than five (5) fiscal years.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.Identify what you consider to be the greatest external threat to this corporation. Discuss how the corporation should address this threat. Justify your explanation.Identify what you consider to be the greatest opportunity presented to the corporation, and discuss how the corporation should take advantage of this opportunity. Justify your explanationUse at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources .
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: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.
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Week 6 Assignment 2
Student Full Name
Strayer University
BUS499 Business Administration Capstone
Dr. Keller
Dr. Gardner
Date
Everything in Blue below should be deleted
Due Week 6 and worth 125 points
Using the corporation you chose from Assignment 1, examine its 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 credible sources
you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Read chapters 1 -3 in the course textbook and complete the LEARN E-Activities for Weeks 1-3 as they
set the foundation to this assignment. Be sure to cite your sources!
Link to Writing Workshop for this Assignment:
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Begin your paper on Page 2 below and write a minimum of four (4) pages. The minimum page count
does not include the Title or Source pages.
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Week 6 Assignment 2
Write your introduction here. Include one (1) paragraph (not more than 6 lines of text)
that explains what your paper will discuss. Much of your introduction may be taken from the
assignment instructions (in your own words). Read all assignment resources to understand what
should be included in your paper. Be sure to review the assignment instructions in Blackboard,
the grading rubric, and the recorded writing workshop to understand the requirements. Do not
exceed 6 lines of text in this introduction. There should be no direct quotes in this section.
General Environment
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. Hint: see table 2.1. Remember that to assess a
concept, you will weigh all aspects to judge the importance or relevance of that concept. Do not
simply define the segments.
Your assessment should demonstrate that you have read, understand, and can apply the
selected segments of the general environment concepts covered in the textbook and course
resources. Your writing here should thoroughly assess how the selected segments influence your
corporation. Do not write about the general environment in general terms. Your assessment
should be directly related to your selected corporation. Do not assess all the segments—only
assess the two (2) segments that rank highest in influencing your corporation. A thorough
assessment is defined as providing a complete response that is not superficial or partial regarding
every detail of the concepts as described in the course. You will need to apply and incorporate
key concepts from the course material to your assessment. Do not Google “segments of the
general environment” or provide high-level summaries. You must display, in specific detail, an
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understanding based on what is studied in this course and an ability to apply the concepts in a
real-world assessment of a corporation. Read Chapter 2 in the course textbook. Review the
Week 2 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and limit the use of
direct quotes.
Five Forces of Competition
In this section you will consider the five (5) forces of competition and choose the two (2)
that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Hint: see figure 2.2 in
the textbook. You will then, evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces
in the recent past.
Item 1
Choose one (1) of the five (5) forces of competition that you estimate is the most
significant for the corporation you chose. Provide a thorough assessment of why you think
selected force is significant to your corporation. A thorough assessment is defined as providing a
complete response that is not superficial or partial regarding every detail of the concept as
described in the course. Do not Google “five forces of competition” or simply provide a
definition. You will need to apply and incorporate key concepts from the course material in your
evaluation. Specifically address the applicable key concepts from the textbook and course
material for the selected force. You will need to read the chapters and listen to the lectures to
understand the key concepts for each force. Read Chapter 2 in the course textbook and review
the Week 2 Learn video Lecture for supporting content. Hint: the five (5) forces of
competition is the same as “Porters 5 Forces of Competition”. Cite all sources and limit the use
of direct quotes.
Item 2
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Choose another one (1) of the five (5) forces of competition that you estimate is the most
significant for the corporation you chose. This should not be the same force assessed in Item 1
above. Provide a thorough assessment of why you think the selected force is significant to your
corporation. A thorough assessment is defined as providing a complete response that is not
superficial or partial regarding every detail of the concept as described in the course. Do not
Google “five forces of competition” or simply provide a definition. You will need to apply and
incorporate key concepts from the course material in your assessment. Specifically address the
applicable key concepts from the textbook and course material for the selected force. You will
need to read the chapters and listen to the lectures to understand the key concepts for each force.
Read Chapter 2 in the course textbook and review the Week 2 Learn video Lecture for
supporting content. Hint: the five (5) forces of competition is the same as “Porters 5 Forces of
Competition”. Cite all sources and limit the use of direct quotes.
Evaluation
Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces in the recent past. This
will require some research. Remember that to evaluate a concept, you will break down all
components to determine or analyze facts, value, or views. Your evaluation should demonstrate
that you have read, understand, and can apply the concepts covered in the textbook and course
resources. Do not write about the selected forces in general terms. Your evaluation should be
directly related to your selected corporation and include a thorough evaluation of how the
company has addressed the forces recently. You must display an understanding based on what is
studied in this course and an ability to apply the concepts in a real-world evaluation of a
corporation. Your writing here should provide a thorough evaluation of your chosen corporation.
Cite all sources and limit the use of direct quotes.
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Future Improvements
With the same two (2) forces assessed and evaluated in the sections above, predict what
the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future. Your
writing here should provide a thorough prediction of what the company should do to address
impacts from the selected forces. Your prediction should be your own, not predictions from your
sources or actions your corporation has taken or plans to take. Remember that a thorough
response is defined as providing a complete response that is not superficial or partial regarding
every detail of the concepts as described in the course. Read Chapter 2 in the course textbook
as each chapter provides a solid background and clues that apply to this section. Review
the Week 2 Learn video Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and there should be
no direct quotes in this section.
External Threats and Opportunities
Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the
corporation. You will need to provide a thorough assessment of both the external threats and the
opportunities available to your corporation. Do not choose one or the other. Both the external
threats and the opportunities must be assessed. Keep in mind that most companies will have
more than just one (1) external threat and more than just one (1) opportunity. Your thorough
assessment should identify several of the threats and opportunities. Remember that threats and
opportunities are external to the organization (i.e. the external environment). Read Chapter 2 in
the course textbook as it provides a solid background and clues for this section. Review the
Week 2 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and limit the use of
direct quotes.
Threats and Opportunities Strategies
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Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and
the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer. You will need to provide opinions on both the most
serious threat and greatest opportunity. Do not choose one or the other. Both the threat and
opportunity must be addressed. Your opinion on what the company should do to address the
threat and opportunity should be justified by a sound and thoroughly explained rationale. Your
writing here should be your own opinions, not the opinions of your sources. Read Chapter 2 in
the course textbook as it provides a solid background and clues for this section. Review the
Week 2 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and limit the use of
direct quotes.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant
weaknesses. Keep in mind that strengths and weaknesses are internal to the organization (i.e. the
internal environment) You will need to address both the greatest strengths and most significant
weaknesses. Do not choose one or the other. Both the greatest strengths and most significant
weaknesses must be addressed. Keep in mind that most companies will have more than just one
(1) great strength and more than just one (1) significant weakness. Your thorough assessment
should identify several of the great strengths and opportunities. Read Chapter 2 and 3 in the
course textbook as it provides a solid background and clues for this section. Review the
Week 2 and Week 3 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and limit
the use of direct quotes.
Strategy
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
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weakness. Justify your choices. You will need to select a strategy/tactic for both the strengths and
for the weakness. Do not choose one or the other. Both the strengths and weakness must be
addressed. Your justifications should be sound and thoroughly explained. For example, do not
simply state that the corporation should choose a selected strategy, but rather explain why the
strategy is a good choice for your corporations’ specific strengths or weakness. Read Chapter 2
and 3 in the course textbook as it provides a solid background and clues for this section.
Review the Week 2 and Week 3 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources
and limit the use of direct quotes.
Resources, Capabilities, and Core Competencies
Determine the company’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies. Your
determination should include an explanation of the relevance of each resource, capability, and
core competency. Do not simply list the resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
Remember that a thorough determination will provide a complete response that is not superficial
or partial regarding every detail of the concept as described in the course. Use your course
materials to demonstrate your understanding of the key course concepts regarding resources,
capabilities, and core competencies. Do not write in general terms. Your determination should
display that you can apply the course concepts to your selected corporation. Read Chapter 3 in
the course textbook as it provides a solid background and clues that apply to this section.
Review the Week 3 Learn video/Lecture for supporting content. Cite all sources and limit the
use of direct quotes.
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Sources
Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2013). Strategic management: Concepts and
cases: Competiveness and globalization (10th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage
Learning.
List your sources on this page and remember to delete the instructions, which are in blue font.
Use at least three (3) quality sources, one of which must be the course textbook to support your
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paper; use the original number when citing a source multiple times; and follow this format for all
sources:
Author. Publication Date. Title. Page # (written as p. #). How to Find (e.g. web address)
The APA format may also be used for a Reference page.
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