Two assignments in whole.
Assignment number 1
Elect an organization and prepare a strategic plan to grow the business over the next three years. Your strategic plan must include the following:
Describe your organization’s history, products, and major competitors.
Explain the current situation of the organization in the market.
Conduct a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and trends) to determine areas that offer opportunities for change.
Choose at least three areas from your SWOT analysis and explain why the areas you have chosen are essential to your strategic plan. Use theories and examples from your text and additional sources to support your rationale.
Explain your method to measure the success of your strategic plan.
Your paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style guidelines. In addition, you must use at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the text.
Your Final Project
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. If possible, provide the context of a first-person experience where you saw this academic concept in operation.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style
Assignment number 2
Two discussions-must be 200 words a piece.
#1 Deliberate and Emergent Strategies
What is the difference between deliberate strategies and emergent strategies? How might emergent help with a future strategic planning process? In your opinion, what are the potential consequences of ignoring emergent strategies? Support your answers with resources.
#2 Globalization and International Markets
Choose two international strategies, compare and contrast them, and discuss why organizations may choose one strategy over another when expanding into the international market.
– Joint ventures
– Strategic alliances
– Exporting and market expansion