CASE STUDY QUESTIONS – See Appendix: Case Analysis; and Case Analysis Boxes throughout the text – see page numbers below for more specific explanations of each point. For HW cases such as this assignment, answer only the first 15 questions. Following the pattern below will ensure your readiness for the next steps.
|1. Introduce the organization: basic facts and brief history||Pg. 14|
|2. Specifically identify the industry, life-cycle stage and the competitors – see IBIS World database||Pg. 25|
|3. Who has succeeded and failed in the industry? What are the Critical Success Factors (or KSF)?||Pg. 38|
|4. What political/legal forces affect the industry?||Pg. 55|
|5. What economic forces affect the industry? What is the market structure?||Pg. 62|
|6. What social forces affect the industry?||Pg. 81|
|7. What technological forces affect the industry?||Pg. 87|
|8. What is the current firm-level or corporate-level strategy?||Pg. 141|
|9. What is the current business-level [generic] strategy?||Pg. 172|
|10. What is the organization’s financial position and financial strategy – how do they make and invest their money?||Pg. 194|
|11./12. What are the organization’s Strengths and Weaknesses? On what competencies should they build?||Pg. 215|
|13./14. What are the organization’s Opportunities and Threats? How should they address or overcome them?||Pg. 217|
|15. What strategic alternatives are available to the organization?||Pg. 220|
|16. What are the pros and cons of these alternatives?|
|17. Which alternative should be pursued and why?|
HW Case Study Summaries
Instructions: This project requires you to apply the concepts and methods learned so far in the course. This is an individual project.
You are to write the research paper in accordance with the Appendix: Case Analysis found in the rear of your text, incorporating APA standards and citing a minimum of five (5) journal sources, and/or business trade resources.
For your HW papers, your paper submission should follow theses composition and formatting guidelines; and be composed unto a “Word Document.”
These APA additions are NOT a part of the word count that should approximate 800-1000 words. Do not simply answer the questions; provide support and articulate a path forward.