Cap and Gown Final 2


 PLEASE Use the ATTACHED FORM to ensure that your assignment meets the requirements.

In this assignment, you are to use Apple, Inc. company. 

Using the Apple, Inc, Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness, examine the industry in which the entity operates. Use any or all of the following resources to conduct research on the company:

  • Company website.
  • Public filings from the Securities and Exchange      Commission's Filings & Forms page.
  • The Lexis Advance database.
  • Other miscellaneous sources. Note: the company's      annual report will often provide insights that other resources may not      include.


Write a 5-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Choose the two segments of the general environment that      would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. 
    • Assess how these segments affect the corporation you       chose and the industry in which it operates.
  • Considering the five forces of competition, choose the      two that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you      chose. 
    • Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two       forces in the recent past.
  • With the same two forces in mind, predict what the      company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the      near future.
  • Assess the external threats affecting this corporation      and the opportunities available to the corporation. 
    • Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal       with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your       answer.
  • Give your opinion on the corporation's greatest      strengths and most significant weaknesses. 
    • Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should       select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or       tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant       weakness. Justify your choices.
  • Determine the company’s resources, capabilities, and      core competencies.
  • At least four quality references. Note:      Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. 
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