Strategic Analysis

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIM336 ASSIGNMENT 1 -TITLE: Strategic Analysis Issue Date: 8th November 2013 Due Date: 6th January 2014 Learning outcomes: Strategic analysis of an organization(s). Synthesis of ideas or solutions relating to strategy issues Skills outcomes:Research skills Critical evaluation Creativity Communication Moderated by: John Dixon-Dawson All work submitted must adhere to the University Policy on ‘Cheating, Collusion and Plagiarism’ You must not submit an assignment that analyses the mobile phone industry and or a mobile phone company.

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SIM336 ASSIGNMENT 1 -TITLE: Strategic Analysis Issue Date: 8th November 2013 Due Date: 6th January 2014 Learning outcomes: Strategic analysis of an organization(s). Synthesis of ideas or solutions relating to strategy issues Skills outcomes:Research skills Critical evaluation Creativity Communication Moderated by: John Dixon-Dawson All work submitted must adhere to the University Policy on ‘Cheating, Collusion and Plagiarism’ You must not submit an assignment that analyses the mobile phone industry and or a mobile phone company. Task: You are required to submit an individual report of 3,000 ±10% words, which can be based on an organization or idea of your own choice. The strategic analysis must be related to a recognised aspect of business policy, strategic management or the philosophical underpinning of a particular methodology within the public or private sector strategic management domain. If your analysis is of an organisation then do not submit a functional analysis; for example do not submit a strategic marketing analysis or a strategic human resource analysis. You should be applying the concepts and models from the topics that are within the module to your chosen organisation. The report must be written in a recognised style, i.e. table of contents, introduction, main analysis, conclusions, recommendations, references and bibliography. You must apply the Harvard system of referencing in your report. Objectives To analyse a business policy or strategic management topic, to carry out individual research or evaluation of an organization. 2 Requirements Meet the learning outcomes listed above, identify and critically analyse fundamental issues related to strategic management. Undertake a study that shows clear evidence of synthesis and evaluation. There are a number of ways you might carry out this assignment: here are a few ideas: ? Use a theoretical model to reflect upon the reality (practice) of a situation. Use theory to predict the…

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