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article related to business strategy

 Wk1: Article Review

  Each week students should review one article related to business strategy.  The article can cover business strategy in fields like Finance, IT, HR, Accounting, etc.

Articles can be found in Business Source Complete or ProQuest Central.
The article text itself must be 1) at least 1,000 words (excluding title, bios, and any other related material), 2) peer-reviewed, and 3) published within the last five years. If you have any questions about using a particular article, please reach out to your professor. Article Review Instructions:  In 500-800 words (including title and references) review the article as follows:

  • First half – review of article contents, concepts, insights, and how it relates to business strategy
  • Second half – application to your world (Use a heading called “Application”)
  • Use at least one QCR (quotation, citation, reference) from the article itself
  • Use at least one QCR from another source (can be a peer-review article or something from HBR, Fortune, Economist, or Wall Street Journal).
  • Therefore, your references at the end of your article should have at least two entries.
  • Title your review LastName_FirstInitialWk1AR

NOTE: The biggest problem students have with this assignment is their application is too short. I suggest that you:

  • Use a centered heading named “Application to my World” in the middle of your paper.
  • Look at your total word count for your entire paper and then make sure that your application section is at least half of this.
  • Speak directly as to how this material applies to your work.


Wk1: Strategic Reflection

Students will write a strategic reflection (1,000 to 1,500-word paper) on themselves addressing the following: Creating Value

  • How do you create value to others in your personal relationships?
  • How do you create value for your employer?

Stakeholder Analysis

  • Describe 2 stakeholders and your value proposition to them in these three categories (a total of six):
    • Foundational (faith, family, friends)
    • Primary (employer, client, etc.)
    • Secondary (co-workers, vendors, etc.)

Strategic Altitude Mix

  • In your current role, what is your strategic altitude mix?
  • In five years, what would you like your strategic altitude mix to be?

The paper should include 3-5 quotations/paraphrases, citations, and references from these three sources:

  • One from your course textbooks
  • One from Business Source Complete
  • One from HBR, Economist, Fortune, or Wall Street Journal

At the end of each paper, make sure and include:

  • Your word count
  • Your Grammarly score

Further details on this assignment can be found in the Wk1 Assignment Details Video. The paper should be submitted in a word.doc format.  Title your paper Lastname_FirstInitialWk1SR