Students are to use the Case Analysis Outline – suggested format – in the syllabus (see below) to review each assigned case.
(a) Overview of major issues – describe the challenges/problems/issues outlined in the case. This section should be clear and succinct. You can make use of bullet points to describe the issues.
(b) Applications of key themes – elaborate what you have learned from the assigned case by directly relating/connecting the case to concepts and themes described in the different chapters.
External Environmental Analysis (Outside of the organization)
Economic, Social, Political, Technological opportunities and challenges
Internal Environmental Analysis (Specific to the organization)
Organization’s internal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and external threats
Describe the firm’s product, pricing, distribution/place, and promotion strategy (if applicable)
Description of the target market including primary customers/target market
In analysis, you can also put down your own thoughts and opinions about the issues/challenges described in the case. You can bring in outside information (such as the latest news, articles, references to any calculations, charts, diagrams or graphs*). If applicable, you can also answer any questions at the end of each case. These questions can also be used as a guide to develop the other sections of your case summary/write-up.
Development and Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives, Recommendation of the better Alternative, Implementation Techniques for Recommended Alternative (How, when, where, why).
Please note: If any of the above outline points are not applicable to your case, you can skip those points in your case write-up.
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