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Case Analysis Assignment

Read the Harvard Business Case Study for Unit 1: Sind, M., & Yoffie, D.B. (February, 2008) Apple, Inc.(Case Study) Retrieved from the Harvard Business Online website. Prepare a Case Analysis on the topic of Strategic Management and why is it critical to the success of an organization in meeting its goals and mission. I have attached the article for review.

I need help with what is strategic management and why is it critical to the success of an organization?

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Strategic management is key to a business success within a very competitive marketplace - that implements policies and plans for creating a project defining the brand's vision. The art form of strategic management is in knowing the targeted demographic audience for effectively implementing strategies that increases the brand identity. Hence, the Apple product is by far a successful strategic enterprise due to the original leadership that redefined the mobile technology market more than the other competitors. Today, the competitors are constantly continued to model their products and ...

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The analysis on the Harvard Business Case study dealing with the core principles of strategic management for promoting the goals of the organization.

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This case is brief and focused as it is presented by the text/authors. However, there is much more to it than meets the quick first reading. For this case analysis, use the information in the text to define the part of McDonalds' business you will examine. Use the company's Internet site to supplement your understanding of the issues presented in the case - which still exist today.

Using APA format and succinct commentary, prepare a 6 to 7 page analysis of this case by addressing the following questions: (You can use attachments to supplement the paper)

1. What business level strategy does McDonalds appear to be using? (ref Chapters 5 & 6) What niche (cost, differentiation, focus) do they fill in this highly competitive industry, and is it sustainable?

2. Using the Porter's 5 Forces model, explain the new venture's relative position in relationship to industry competitive forces.

3. Identify McDonald's corporate strategy as it applies to McCafe in terms of (i) direction (ii) composition and (iii) size, explain McDonald's corporate strategy.

4. How does McDonald's corporate strategy create value? Identify the factors that fueled McDonald's growth.

5. Is McDonald's current corporate strategy the best one it can have? Justify your answer.

6. Assume that McDonald's McCafe initiative hit a plateau in terms of its growth. What should McDonald's do to overcome such a roadblock?

7. Summary - summarize what this case has illustrated in terms of the strategic principles you have been learning.

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