Read the case and follow the instructions in the end. write a 1500+ word report apa style
The word limit includes the main text (including in-text citations). The word limit does not include the title, abstract, table of contents, tables and figures, reference list and appendices (Though I would not expect many or any appendices in this report).
For any citations and references, please use the APA v7 referencing system.
TASK (MUST DO)
Based on the information you have, develop a project plan for the Sakura Bank K.K.
operations improvement training programme, to share with Tao, the Managing Director of
Kloud BV. This should include:
• Project timing: complete a critical path analysis, create a Gannt chart, and consider
any uncertainties in time estimates.
• Project costing: create a project budget and consider options for ‘crashing’
• Project resourcing: create a RACI matrix to determine the key responsibilities for
those involved in the project.
• Project risk: Note any risks you are concerned with and possible mitigation
1. Explain offensive and defensive competitive strategies and use at least two corporate examples of each type (i.e. two examples of offensive tactics used, and similarly for defensive tactics). Also provide a short description of one applied example of each of the tactics you mentioned (i.e. a company who has used one of these successfully, therefore you will have 4 examples of organizations).
2. What is the difference between strategic planning and strategic management? What kinds of skills and engagement is needed for each? How can organizations ensure its strategic direction is successfully implemented?
3. Allegedly, culture ‘eats strategy for breakfast’, explain this concept. Salesforce earned the top spot (or one of) on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies to work for, several years in a row. Use the library and other reference sites to find information on its culture and how it impacts its own strategy. Are there downsides to their approach?
400 words for each point
You are required to produce a report discussing a country based on a provided set of international trade data. Please note: You will need to confirm your choice of country via a moodle link (available later) before doing the report. The most important factor for you to consider is that you are expected to analyse the selected country in depth. Please note that for a meaningful international trade analysis to be performed you cannot rely simply on general websites such as Wikipedia, but are expected to integrate the information available from academic sources (e.g. academic journals and textbooks). The use of a wide range of databases and library resources will be rewarded (see the marking criteria and the rubric scorecard below).
The report expects you to use theories and concepts covered in your study of international business and economics. The areas you need to cover in your report are presented below, together with suggested word count.
• Introduction (400 words). Introduce the country you selected. Highlight the basic geographical, demographic, political, economic features of the country.
• The international trade environment (400 words). Discuss the main trade partners of the country. Emphasize the nature of the relationship between the countries and the main categories of products and services involved.
• Data visualisation and analysis (700 words). With reference to the data visualisation and analysis techniques performed during the module and enriching/editing them further, and making use of relevant academic references, reflect on the visualisation with your interpretation. Which are its main characteristics? Why?
• Conclusions (500 words). Provide an overall assessment of the situation of the international trade of the country, identifying potential changes required to the country and its future evolution. Ensure your views are rooted in relevant theories and consistent with the country economic, history, and culture trends.
You will be required to produce a 1500 word project management report which should include and discuss project documents related to their project. These documents should include a business case, project charter, work breakdown structure and a critical path. You should also critically evaluate ethical, social, and legal responsibilities during a project by referring to current project management literature.
The purpose of this paper is to simulate a real-world task: examining a professional person doing the work in their field and explaining in detail how and why it succeeds and/or fails. In simple terms, it’s just a big analysis paper, but it requires pacing and control and a clear sense of audience.
You need a subject to analyze—someone DOING something that you think could be a role model in a field you intend to eventually be in or at least learn about (if you don’t have a specific career path picked out). To some degree you are going to be on your own in terms of what this subject is, but the goal (as you’ll see below) is to evaluate the degree to which your subject is “doing a good job” in their field. One option, as with the EDU people, is to watch a video of the person in action, but this might not be applicable to all fields. Another option might be to simply research an important person in the field and evaluate why they are important. Read the rest of this assignment and, once you see what you’re going to DO with this subject, hopefully your options will become more clear.
Part 1: Introduction. Here you have to get the reader from knowing nothing to understanding what you are doing in this paper. You have to establish the fact that you are analyzing a person doing work in their field, which means establishing the concept of working in that field AND the identity of the particular person and what you analyzing about them.
Introduce the subject and what you are studying them doing. Explain who this person is and what particular activity you have chosen to analyze. Is it a video of them in action? Is it simply an overview of their career? Remember your reader has zero context for this, so your job is to (wait for it) introduce what you are going to do. Summarize the content of what you are going to analyzing: if it’s a video, summarize what happens in the video and provide us the background so we understand why it matters. If it’s something else, like a summary of their career and role in the field, give us the broad parameters of both the industry and this person’s place in it. (1-2 pages)
Part 2: Provide some background and context. Here, you are going to show some outside information that you think is important to think about before you can analyze the professional doing their job. That means you must do some research into the topics that inform how we evaluate this person’s work.
This research will be on whatever you think the reader needs to know to create some standards by which to judge this person. Presumably this will be information about the field in which they work and the most important things such a person is expected to do. This is NOT a summary of the field; it’s a choice (on your part) of a few key elements by which you are going to judge this person’s work. I can’t help you with this choice, but I can tell you how your reader will respond to it once you’ve come up with it. In essence, this is you teaching your reader how to think of the field, in broad terms, and what so-and-so must do in order to be successful. Remember that because you are going to analyze the person’s work, these elements must be things that you can SEE (or not) in whatever you are analyzing about them. In other words, if one important quality of being a lawyer is having a sparkling personality, it doesn’t matter if your overview of the person or your video of them doesn’t show that. (2-3 pages).
Part 3: Analyze the person working. This means breaking it down and explaining what does and doesn’t work, based on both what you said up front about its intention and what you said in the second section about your background knowledge. I can’t tell you how to structure this, because it will depend on your own thinking, but the key thing is that it must BE structured, and you need to decide how best to do that. This is the heart and purpose of the paper, and it requires putting together most of the skills we have worked on all semester, so we will spend time practicing, drafting, and rewriting this—but it is still up to YOU to come up with a plan that makes sense.
You have to come up with a structured plan for working through how this person does their work and how to evaluate them. If you have a video of them, you need a structure for working through what we see in that video; if you are analyzing a summary of their career, then you need a plan for discussing key elements of that career. Your job here is to judge the person against the research you did in Part 2, so the elements of the field that you identified THERE are the standards against which you judge the person HERE. If, for example, you said in Part 2 that “honesty” was an important part of being a lawyer, then you need to explain to which this person demonstrates honesty. You are doing more research in this section (that was the job of Part 2), but you have to refer BACK to that research. (4-5 pages)
Part 4: Evaluate the outcome. This is your “conclusion,” and it needs to do what good conclusions always do: provide a sense that this is an ongoing conversation, and you are ending YOUR part of it so someone else can take it up next. That means you want to summarize your basic argument (lay out the good and bad and whatnot) but you also want to make suggestions that answer the question “now what?” or “who cares?” This is where you make the claim that your analysis of the lesson MATTERS for some larger context. Consider, for example:
How might your analysis apply to other workers in the same field?
What might you predict about where this person will succeed (or not) in the future?
How does your analysis of the work—and in particular your use of the research—
suggest some larger issue in the field that other workers will need to consider?
Part 5: Provide references. This is the standard APA references page. I don’t want to force a particular number of outside readings on you, because it will depend on your subject, but for good practice and to suggest some grounding in whatever the lesson is, I can’t imagine that you can get away with fewer than about six sources, and it could be much higher (let’s say maybe a handful for the subject matter and another handful for some basic techniques of working in the field).
This is the final piece of a 3 part paper. Looking for the following recommendations:
Business Project Teams: how can business project teams be efficiently engaged to obtain the most favorable results for Tyson Foods.
Communication: Based on Tyson Foods Image what communication strategies can be used to mitigate the impact of negative information
Solution: What is an effective solution that Tyson is facing
Political Influence: Based on external resources, how can Tyson utilize outside resources to advocate for the business
5 pages APA format
Due Date: December 6, 2021, by 10:00 p.m. EST
Compose a short case analysis essay (500 words) that provides ways that you believe are:
• Most thorough
• Most descriptive
• Most analytical
• Addresses all ethical issues identified in the case
• Stakeholder analysis of ALL stakeholders
• Consider alternative decisions
• Consider impacts to Social, Economic and Environment based on options
• Incorporate key concepts and doctrines
This module is assessed by a group assignment (groups of 2 students). Each group will choose one sector, from the following choice of sectors: Soft drinks Beer Spirits FMCG Telecoms Banking Car parts Video games Internet only companies Aero/Defence Vehicles/Electric vehicles Bikes/Electric bikes Alternative energy: solar and wind power Groceries/supermarkets Motorbikes Food sector Agricultural equipment Construction equipment Management consulting Catering Hotels Steel/aluminium Utilities Software Entertainment Mobile phones Pharma Or a different sector, providing this is signed off by the module leader (note: the airline sector is not permitted as a choice). Each group will then choose either a single country or a homogeneous region (for example the Balkans/Benelux/Austria & Germany). Each group will then choose either a single country or a homogeneous region (for example the Balkans/Benelux/Austria & Germany). Part one (40% of marks) Make an assessment of the country or region in terms of its attractiveness for international companies within the chosen sector. Groups will need to investigate and analyse the international business environment, paying attention to the macro and micro aspects in the chosen country/region and its level of attractiveness. Part two (40% of the marks) Select one major international player from the sector with a meaningful presence within the country/region (the company cannot originate from the country/region!). Critically evaluate its international business activities including market entry methods, competitive strategy, product/service development, commercialization of the marketing mix. Part three (20% of the marks) Identify a sector international market challenger and make recommendations as to how the company can effectively compete with your chosen major player within your chosen country/region. Length of report: 5,000 words (no + word count permitted) excluding appendices and references. Assessment criteria relate to the group’s ability to critically appraise international strategic issues and apply theory from the module. Groups may also include theory concepts from Strategy Formulation and Marketing. However, of most importance is theory from BIBS. Marking criteria: Demonstrates understanding of international business environment/issues for chosen sector Identify a key player and promising sector challenger Draws conclusions (parts 1 and 2) and recommendations (part32) Uses research to provide information/data for the project Use of theoretical concepts studied during the module Evidence that this is an integrated assignment rather than individual questions answered in isolation by each group member MBA standard of presentation/use of English Confirmation both members have contributed equally to the assignment. Any assignment exceeding (above or below) the word count limits specified in the following table will be penalised 10% of the final grade. Students must use Century Gothic, double-spacing, 12-point font with 1-inch page margins (2.54cm).