You are required to prepare a written case analysis. Written reports are generally more structured and more detailed than an oral presentation. Always avoid using jargon vague or redundant words acronyms abbreviations sexist language and ethnic or racial slurs. And watch your spelling! Use short sentences and paragraphs and simple words and phrases. Use quite a few subheadings. Arrange issues and ideas from the most important to the least important. Use the active voice rather than the passive voice for all verbs; for example say I recommend that the company diversify rather than It is recommended to diversify. Use many examples to add specificity and clarity. Tables figures pie charts bar charts timelines and other kinds of exhibits help communicate important points and ideas. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Picture yourself as a consultant who has been asked by a company to conduct a study of its external and internal environment and to make specific recommendations for its future. Prepare exhibits to support your recommendations. In preparing a written case analysis you should follow the steps outlined here which correlate to the stages in the strategic-management process and the chapters in our textbook. Step 1 Identify the firms existing vision mission objectives and strategies. Step 2 Develop vision and mission statements for the organization. Step 3 Identify the organizations external opportunities and threats. Step 4 Construct a Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM). Step 5 Construct an External Factor Evaluation (EFE) Matrix. Step 6 Identify the organizations internal strengths and weaknesses. Step 7 Construct an Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) Matrix. Step 8 Prepare a Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) Matrix Strategic Position and Action Evaluation (SPACE) Matrix Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix Internal-External (IE) Matrix Grand Strategy Matrix and Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM) as appropriate. Give advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategies. Step 9 Recommend specific strategies and long-term objectives. Show how much your recommendations will cost. Clearly itemize these costs for each projected year. Compare your recommendations to actual strategies planned by the company. Step 10 Specify how your recommendations can be implemented and what results you can expect. Prepare forecasted ratios and projected financial statements. Present a timetable or agenda for action. Step 11 Recommend specific annual objectives and policies. Step 12 Recommend procedures for strategy review and evaluation.
You are required to provide an updated Literature Review and Project Planning Document (PPD) as a word-processed document. II. Assessment Scenario/Problem The PPD outlines the plan for the MSc Major Project and should be developed in consultation with your project supervisor. Project planning is the key to completing a project successfully. Creating a project plan is the first thing you need to do when undertaking any kind of project. The Project Planning Document describes the objectives working assumption project phases dependencies deliverables professional issues and the risk assessment for the project. It also includes an updated Literature Survey which will be further developed from that submitted for Assignment 1 following feedback from your project supervisors. The submission is in two parts that are submitted as one document. Part one describes the project plan itself whilst part two is the updated Literature Survey. Part One “ Project Plan It is expected that this section will clearly identify the aims of the project and plan the activities that will be undertaken. You are required to write this up in the following format: 1. Introduction: You should explain the background and rationale for the project. 2. Aims and objectives: The aim(s) is one or two sentences summing up the overall vision for what the project will achieve. This should be followed by a paragraph or bullet points that elaborate on the aim by identifying specific objectives that you hope to achieve in the project. At the end of your project you will write a conclusion that discusses whether you have achieved these aims and objectives. 3. Tasks: These are the specific things that you will do while you undertake your project. Each task needs to be specific and lead to a deliverable of some sort. These deliverables need to be SMART (Specific Measurable Appropriate Realistic and Time constrained). 4. Sources of information and resources required: You must explain what resources you will need to complete the project. 5. Project risks: Anticipate with justification any cause which may derail your project plan and what you propose to recover the situation should it occur. 6. Professional issues: Evaluation of professional social ethical and legal issues of relevance to the project. Areas that can be covered are quite broad such as any area of computing related legislations (Computer Misuse Act Data Protection Act Freedom of Information); areas that impact on society (home education workplace); the misuse of the project results for criminal activities welfare and surveillance; or any possible intellectual property issues that may arise from your work. 7. Time plan: You need to estimate of how long each of your tasks will take and a plan of how the project will be achieved in the time available. You will also need to identify project milestones. This plan must be presented in the form of a Gantt chart. Part Two “ Literature Survey Following meetings and feedback from your supervisor the Literature Survey from Assignment 1 is to be updated. The purpose of a Literature Survey is to demonstrate that you are able to understand and critically analyse the background research in your topic area. It also shows that you are able select and source the information that is necessary to develop a context for your research. This is a key part of your final MSc project and it will develop over time as you develop your project.
You are required to provide evidence-based reasoning for the sustainability accounting system design. 1. Choose products and services provided by the firm. Design an activity-based costing (ABC) framework to measure their costs. 2. Use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and develop a performance measurement matrix for managers to support its core sustainability model. (You may also need to think about other parameters such as pricing of the products). 3. Use the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) framework to report financial and non-financial matrices that support the firms core sustainability model. 4. Relate the ABC GRI and BSC operational frameworks as informing the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework that strategically informs the firms vision mission and goals. you have to use (https://directory.goodonyou.eco/brand/patagonia?utm_source=rankabrand.nl&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=duurzame-buitensport-kleding-Patagonia&utm_campaign=rankabrand-redirect) as a company for these questions.
You are in charge of making accommodation arrangements for a 75-person family reunion trip in Sardinia. Based on excellent third-party online reviews you decided to book at ForteVillage Resort. However as you complete the reservation you begin to have anxiety due to the Implications of Intangibility discussed in the chapter. Access the Forte Village Website at www.fortevillageresort.com(Links to an external site.) and discuss how the website does or does not reduce the anxiety that you have based on the three primary Implications of Intangibility.
You are interviewing for a management role at Ajax Manufacturing Company. They have asked you to take a leadership assessment tool and prepare to answer questions about your leadership style. Please Complete the attached assessment tool. Then discuss your results by answering the following questions in a 5 page minimum paper: Summarize your results and your thoughts on what it says about your leadership style. Which traits do you feel will help you in a leadership role? Which traits will hinder you in a leadership role? Share a potential challenge and how your leadership style would be used to solve the issue. Share a challenge or advantage of your leadership style while working in groups. Submitting your assignment in APA format means at a minimum you will need the following: Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals. Length: 5 pages Abstract: This is a summary of your paper not an introduction. Begin writing in third person. Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color bold type or italics except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged. Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing hanging indent italics and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
You are leading a committee trying to determine whether to renovate an abandoned cathedral or church versus demolishing the structure (perhaps it is too far gone?) in favor of building a planned organic church. Submit your letter to the committee detailing your stance. Include information about the current church in all its previous glory (is it a Gothic or Romanesque structure? What architectural features stand out? Why is it significant? What is the current state of the church?). Also include the information regarding the proposal for the planned organic church and why the committee should pass or veto the submission. After submitting your letter lend your vote to two of your peers letters- dont forget to state why youre in agreement or not! Your post should appear in paragraph format and be a minimum of 250 words and all response posts a minimum of 150 words. (Assignment time Expectation: 3-4 hours)
You are asked to review these financial statements (which include the Income Statement Statement of Cash Flows and the Balance Sheet) and prepare an executive summary outlining the financial strength of the organization and evidence to support the expansion. Your executive summary should include the following: An overview of the issue. A review of critical financial ratios (Liquidity Solvency Profitability and Efficiency) based on financial statements. Inferences of forecasts estimates interpretations and conclusions based on the key ratios. Provide a recommendation based onrationanalysis. Rubric: “ Comprehensive identification of summary of the issue. Includes multiple examples or supporting details. -Clear and thorough review of critical financial ratios“Liquidity Solvency Profitability and Efficiency“based on financial statements. Includes multiple examples or supporting details per topic. “ Clear and thorough inferences of forecasts estimates interpretations and conclusions based on the key ratios. Includes multiple examples or supporting details per topic. “ Comprehensive recommendation based on ration analysis. Includes multiple examples or supporting details.
You are expected to submit a write-up of upto 15 pages with the following details: 1.Background of organization and the industry 2. Choose anyone concept/tool/ technique learntin each building block of SMP(Environmental Scanning Strategic Formulation Strategic Implementation Evaluation and Control)and apply it in the chosen organization context. 3. Your report should be ended up with5 key learning points from this assignment. STRICT NO PLAGARISM
You are an economist for the Vanda-Laye Corporation which produces and distributes outdoor cooking supplies. The company has come under new ownership and management and will be undergoing changes in its product lines and operating structure. As an economist your responsibilities include examining the market factors that affect success or failure of a product including the supply and demand for the product market conditions and the behavior of competitors with similar products. The new owners are evaluating the operating structure and you have two possible alternatives. One alternative requires a high level of investment in fixed costs compared to the other alternative. Jorge your supervisor has assigned you the task of evaluating the two alternatives. Assume that the company has no debt. Regardless of the alternative selected market conditions will require the selling price of the product to be $3.45 per unit. The details for each alternative are given in the table. ATTACHED Tasks: Jorge has asked you to provide detailed responses to the following questions: Analyze how the CVP analysis helps management in the planning stage of a new business. What is the break-even quantity for each of the investment alternatives? Analyze the breakeven differences between the two alternatives. What does the breakeven quantity tell you? Which alternative would you recommend to the company? Explain the pros and cons of each alternative and the reasons for your selection. Submission Details: Submit a 3-4 page Microsoft Word document using APA style.
You are an economist for the Vanda-Laye Corporation which produces and distributes outdoor cooking supplies. The company has come under new ownership and management and will be undergoing changes in its product lines and operating structure. As an economist your responsibilities include examining the market factors that affect success or failure of a product including the supply and demand for the product market conditions and the behavior of competitors with similar products. Your supervisor Jorge has assigned you the task of evaluating a new product. The new product oven mittens has several competitors in the marketplace but your company will be using a new patented material that provides protection from heat and maintains a great deal of flexibility. Tasks: Analyze the goals of the company. What is an operating structure and how can changes affect a company? Evaluate what information is needed to assess the market factors that will make this product a success of failure. Explain the basic supply and demand aspects that will make the product a success or failure. Submission Details: Submit a 2-3 page Microsoft Word document using APA style.