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A SWOT analysis Thesis

If you were assigned to a committee performing a SWOT analysis, which section of the analysis do you think would be the toughest to investigate? Why?

No references or citations are necessary.

Additional Details on the grading

Response reflects in-depth consideration and personalization of the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented. Viewpoints and interpretations are insightful. The response demonstrates a synthesis of the ideas presented.

Managing Global Markets Thesis

Discussion Assignment Instructions

MY KEY TERM IS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. I have attached the textbook as well (Please follow the question format and number all answers

 

Discuss your selected Key ‘Entering Global Markets and Managing Global Operations’ term. You should explain why you are interested in the term, an explanation of the term, a summary of the germane current literature, and specifically how this relates to Managing Global Operations.

QUESTION

Thread (600 words minimum)

After you have successfully chosen the key term that interests you the most, research a minimum of 5 recent international business/management articles that relate to the concept on which you wish to focus your research. Articles must be found in reputable professional and/or scholarly journals and/or business/trade journals that deal with the content of the course (i.e., not blogs, Wikipedia, newspapers, etc.). After reading the articles, select the 1 article that you wish to discuss.

1. Key Term and Why You Are Interested in It (100 words minimum)

After reading the textbook, specifically state why you are interested in conducting further research on this key term (e.g., academic curiosity, application to a current issue related to employment, or any other professional rationale). Include a substantive reason, not simply a phrase.

2. Explanation of the Key Term (100 words minimum)

Provide a clear and concise overview of the essentials relevant to understanding this key term.

3. Major Article Summary (200 words minimum)

Using your own words, provide a clear and concise summary of the article, including the major points and conclusions.

4. Discussion

In your own words, discuss each of the following points:

a. How does the cited work relate to your above explanation AND how it relates specifically to Managing Global Operations.

Change Management Presentation

Purpose of Assessment 

Develop specific strategies with supporting tactics to implement positive change within an organization. You may refer to the information that you prepared in Week 5 to complete this assignment, but your submission should add to your prior research and not just copy your Week 5 assignment.

Scenario: 

You’ve been hired as a consultant to develop strategies with supporting tactics to implement positive changes in the corporation you chose in Week 5.

Review your analysis of the corporation’s change process from Week 5 to be sure you have a thorough understanding of the change and the need for the change.

Prepare a 13-slide Change Management Presentation for the company’s Board of Directors. Include the following:

  • Evaluate why this change needed to occur.
  • Discuss how this change impacts the company on a global scale.
  • Discuss how this change impacts employees.
  • Using Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model, chart strategies and tactics for positively implementing the organizational change. In your chart, complete the following:
  • Develop strategies for each of the 8 steps in Kotter’s model
  • Develop tactics to support each strategy
  • Justify the effectiveness of each strategy and tactic with a rationale.
  • Conclude your presentation with an explanation of how this positive organizational change will help the company sustain a competitive advantage in the global market.

A SWOT Analysis Thesis

If you were assigned to a committee performing a SWOT analysis, which section of the analysis do you think would be the toughest to investigate? Why?

No references or citations are necessary.

Additional Details on the grading

Response reflects in-depth consideration and personalization of the theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented. Viewpoints and interpretations are insightful.

The response demonstrates a synthesis of the ideas presented.