Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies

  • Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that 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 sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write a eight (8) page paper in which you:

 

1.    Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

 

2.    Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

 

3.    Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.

 

4.    Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.

 

5.    Use at least  (5) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

·         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 various levels and types of strategy in a firm.

 

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.

 

·         Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

 

Click here to view the grading rubric.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 300

Assignment 3: Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Did not submit or incompletely justified your opinion. Insufficiently analyzed the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Insufficiently justified your opinion. Partially analyzed the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Partially justified your opinion. Satisfactorily analyzed the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Satisfactorily justified your opinion. Thoroughly analyzed the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Thoroughly justified your opinion.
2. Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Did not submit or incompletely justified your opinion. Insufficiently analyzed the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Insufficiently justified your opinion. Partially analyzed the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Partially justified your opinion. Satisfactorily analyzed the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Satisfactorily justified your opinion. Thoroughly analyzed the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice.  Thoroughly justified your opinion.
3. Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.Weight: 25% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Did not submit or incompletely justified your choice. Insufficiently analyzed the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term.  Insufficiently justified your choice. Partially analyzed the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term.  Partially justified your choice. Satisfactorily analyzed the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term.  Satisfactorily justified your choice. Thoroughly analyzed the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term.  Thoroughly justified your choice.
4. Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely determined whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets. Insufficiently determined whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets. Partially determined whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets. Satisfactorily determined whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets. Thoroughly determined whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.
5. 3 referencesWeight: 5% No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirementsWeight: 10% More than 8 err
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