Signature Assignment: Strategic Analysis

Wk 5 – Apply: Signature Assignment: Strategic Analysis

Assignment Content

you completed a SWOT analysis on a successful company that demonstrated a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Now you will shift your focus to look at a company that is failing or experiencing challenges in the area of financial performance.

Select and research a company that is having financial difficulties or is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Review Where Can I Find a Company’s Annual Report and Its SEC Filings?” from Investopedia.

Conduct a strategic analysis of the company’s current financial operations. Determine strategies for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace and increasing financial performance.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis. When writing your analysis, complete the following:

  1. Evaluate the company’s current financial plan,including charts and/or graphs showing financial data from the struggling company and make recommendations for improvement.
  2. Determine strategies for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace and increasing financial performance.
  3. Create a plan to implement the strategies you selected.

Include APA-formatted in-text citations and a reference page with at least 3 sources.

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