STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT - HARD PROFESSOR
Managerial economics and strategic analysis
This week’s paper is required to be 4 -6 pages in length, not including the title page and reference page. Each page should be approximately 350 words, so no paper should be less than 1400 words. Double space your work, cite your work, limit quotes, and edit your work well for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. If you have quotes included in your paper, you should have more than 1400 words to compensate. Your work will be automatically reviewed by Turnitin upon submission. Please make sure you have cited your work properly. Utilize the APA resource material provided in the lessons section of the classroom under course materials.
After reading Chapters 9 & 10 from week 5 and reading Chapters 11 & 12 from week 6 you should have an understanding of the types of strategic control, the need for balance between rewards, culture, and boundaries, the pros and cons of different organizational structures, the elements of effective leadership, ethics programs, the types of risk a company may take. After reading the attached articles below, you then can incorporate all of these strategies with the managerial economic impact certain decisions will have on a company.
Read the two articles attached about managerial economics.
Your essay will address these items:
A. Select a company that we are all familiar with. DO NOT select Walmart, Southwest Airlines, the Police, or the Military. Your choice must be a company (other than Walmart and SW), not a government entity. Research this company using at least (3) outside scholarly articles. Do not use a website as a reference. Your reference source must have an author. Discuss six selected topics from our studies throughout weeks five and six (Chapters 9 – 12). Discuss these six topics in relation to your company and also incorporate the issue of managerial economics within your company and how the economic situation of today influences the strategic decisions your company is making. For example, one topic you may choose may be how your company attains balance between culture, rewards, and boundaries. Another topic may be your company’s organizational structure and why they have the structure they have.
Give examples using the terms and concepts in your textbook and your research articles.
B. What is the importance of each of the six topics within your company?
C. What is the usefulness of understanding this topic in today's corporate structure?
D. How does managerial economics fit into your topic?
Save your essay as Last Name_Strategic_Management_Essay_MGMT410.doc (e.g. Smith_ Strategic_Management_Essay_MGMT410.doc).
When you are ready, upload your essay.
Title Page - Include a title page with title of your paper, your name, course name, university & date.
Introductory Paragraph - Include an introductory paragraph that states your company and your six topics and why you selected them.
Font and Spacing - Use Times New Roman 12 pitch font with double-spaced lines.
Length - Write a 4 to 6 page essay not including the title page and reference page.
Reference Page - Include all sources including your textbook. Use references with authors, not websites.
Use the APA Style for documenting sources. You will need to include at least 3 sources in addition to your textbooks. Finally, remember Wikipedia is NOT a scholarly source.
Punctuation, essay format (thesis, supporting paragraphs with transition and topic sentences, and summary) grammar and documentation count toward your grade.
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