Introduction – summarize what the assignment is about and what the reader should expect to learn from the work you have accomplished
Company profile Name Background (describe what the company does and offers) Industry (as defined by the case) Revenue/Profitability (last 5 years) Company size (e.g., number of employees or sales)
Analysis Business model (customer value proposition and business formula) Vision, Mission, Values External analysis Macro-environment Porter’s 5 forces Overall opportunities and threats (2 of each) Internal analysis Ratio analysis (current strategic effectiveness) Core competencies VRIN resources and capabilities (Sustained) Competitive advantages Value-chain analysis (3-5 functions) Overall strengths and weaknesses (2 of each)
Corporate/diversification strategies Discuss the company’s corporate/diversification strategy and its effectiveness
Business/Competitive Strategies Discuss the company’s business/competitive strategy and its effectiveness
International Strategies Discuss the company’s international strategies and entry modes and their effectiveness. If the company does not have foreign operations, propose a scenario discussing the appropriate strategies and modes for international expansion.
Ethics, CSR, and sustainability How well the company measures up against the competition on these criteria
Organizational Structure Discuss important structural issues that pertain to your organization (e.g., type of organizational structure, span of control, corporate governance, etc.)
Key Issues and Problems Based on your assessment of all aspects of the business (Point 1-8), you have to identify 2-3 key problems that the company is facing and/or issues it needs to address
Strategic Alternatives Provide at least two strategic alternatives that can solve the key problems you identified. Each alternative must be broadly stated and incorporate elements from the company’s corporate and business strategies
Evaluation and Selection Using your SWOT analysis, evaluate each alternative. Indicate how each alternative can solve the problems and/or address the issues you have identified. Which of the two better fits your SWOT? This will be the alternative that you can propose the company to implement. Make sure to explain how the winning alternative better fits your SWOT than the other alternative(s) you have proposes and considered
Recommendations Detail the specific steps that the company has to make to implement the alternative you chose
Implementation Issues State what the company should be weary of in relation to pursuing the desired course of action
Conclusions Present your final reflections on your work, restating key points from the purpose of the project and your findings. Parameters Your project must be 3500-4000 words in length. Cite all your sources. Use APA citations.