Choose one 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’s Filings & Forms page, the Lexis Advance database, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Write a 4–6 page paper in which you address the following:
- 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.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is the following:
- Determine the impact of globalization and technology changes, strategic models, vision and mission statements, and stakeholders on a corporation’s success.
· You are required to have a heading for each of the sections in your paper.
o The required headings have been provided for you. (Globalization, Technology,
Industrial Organization Model, Resource-Based Model, Vision, Mission, Stakeholders, Sources)
o DO NOT delete, alter, or add anything to the section Headings.
o DO NOT type the assignment instructions into the sections.
Week 3 Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness Assignment
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).
Thoroughly assess how globalization has impacted the public corporation you researched. Provide a thoughtful and well researched response. Consider for example, how your chosen company has been involved in expanding globally, how it has been impacted by global competition, and the global economy. Do not simply define the term globalization. If your company has locations in other countries, do not just state that your corporation has locations in other countries or simply list the various countries in which the company does business. You need to assess the impact globalization has had on your selected corporation.
Thoroughly assess how technological changes have impacted the public corporation you researched. Provide a thoughtful and well researched response. Consider for example, how the company has been impacted by cloud computing, social media, crowdfunding, program apps, email, texting, websites, mobile, automation, robotics, IOT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), e-commerce, data and analytics, etc. Research how the company may have been impacted by diffusion and disruptive technologies as explained in the textbook. Do not simply define the term technology. You will need to assess the impact changes in technology have had on your selected corporation.
Industrial Organization Model
Thoroughly apply the industrial organization model to determine how your corporation could earn above-average returns (i.e. revenue). This model is based upon the corporation’s external environment which is anything outside of the corporation that can influence or impact its business (macro)/operations (micro). Your application should walk through the components the model suggests are needed to earn above average returns.
Thoroughly apply the resource-based model to determine how your corporation could earn above-average returns (i.e. revenue). Consider the corporation’s unique resources (corporate culture, land, location, equipment, brand, reputation, trademarks, patents, etc.) and capabilities (skills, experience, etc.) that set it apart from its competition. Your application should walk through the components the model suggests are needed to earn superior returns
Thoroughly assess how the vision statement of the corporation influences its overall success. Include the actual vision statement for your chosen company (be sure to quote and cite your source).
Thoroughly assess how the mission statement of the corporation influences its overall success. Include the actual mission statement for your chosen company (be sure to quote and cite your source). Regarding mission in your assessment of your selected corporation’s mission statement. Do not simply provide a definition of mission or make general statements.
Thoroughly evaluate how each category of stakeholder, described in the textbook, impacts the overall success of your selected corporation. Do not Google “stakeholders” or simply provide a definition or list of stakeholders. You must provide an evaluation that demonstrates your understanding of each classification of stakeholders.