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Global Leadership: SWOT Analysis

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PROBLEM 1: (WORD DOCUMENT)
You work for a retail children's clothing company that currently manufactures its products in Southeast Asia but is selling these products exclusively in the United States. The company is looking for opportunities to expand its market internationally and achieve higher profits. High-level managers of the company have invited mid-level managers to their brainstorming meeting to help increase the number of ideas and options.
As preparation, you and the other mid-level managers will each prepare a SWOT analysis for a major competitor (an actual company). You will then analyze these results and choose 3 elements from the analysis (a strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat) that could be used to benefit your company. Propose and support your ideas to increase profits.

Individual Deliverable:

Conduct a SWOT analysis for one of your company's competitors. (Remember that strengths and weaknesses are internal factors. Opportunities and threats are external factors).
If it helps you to organize your thoughts, use a SWOT table.

PROBLEM 2:
The assignment asks you to review 4 MNCs and look at their organizational structure not org chart. You need to focus on structure e.g. An example mechanical structure, organic structure, Matrix, functional, international division. etc.
So highlight what the mechanical structure characteristics are
Do the same for the functional structure, a 3rd for a matrix, a 4th for international division structure
This can be a picture of an already established chart
After you did that you would choose 2 and compare and contrast them.

Then
Choose a real world MNC representing one of these structures and answer the last 2 questions:

1. How does this company transfer knowledge and information?

2. Is this the best structure for it, why?

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Gymboree opened its retail clothing stores in 1986, but the company was created in 1976 as the Gymboree Play and Music brand. The brand was so successful, that the retail stores came to fruition and Gymboree entered the apparel business designing, manufacturing, and selling high quality merchandise for children. Gymboree has grown to 633 locations in the U.S. and Canada, plus franchises in 40 countries. Gymboree has other businesses as well, Crazy 8, Gymboree Outlets, Janie and Jack's, and Gymboree Play and Music.

A SWOT Analysis reveals the following:
Strengths. The Gymboree Corporation is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands, as well as play programs for children under the Gymboree Play and Music brand.
The Gymboree Corporation's history begins with the founding of Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, making it one of the oldest companies in its field. The appeal of the ...

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BrainMass Expert's Approach to: SWOT ANALYSIS

Perform a preliminary SWOT analysis of strategies chosen for the project. A SWOT analysis consists of examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the strategies being considered for implementation from a general overview orientation.
Strengths: In general, what does the organization or situation already have working in its favor that will aide in implementation?
Weaknesses: In general, what does the organization or situation have working against it that will hinder implementation?
Opportunities: In general, what opportunities will this strategy or strategies offer the organization or situation?
Threats: In general, what threats confront the organization or situation if the strategy is not implemented or if it is implemented poorly?

Indicate how these strategies could be implemented. Particular attention should be paid to any issues within the organization or situation that would make implementation too costly or likely to fail to win sufficient support from stakeholders within the organization.
Particular attention should be paid to potential resistance to change within the organization
Prepare a rough budget or financial overview of the cost of implementation.
How will this project ensure management success under demanding cost, schedule and performance requirements?

This assignment should form the basis for how this project will come together. This will facilitate charting the direction and assessing the overall value of the project and evaluating the challenges that the project will encounter and provide a rough draft of the Phase refinement of your SWOT analysis.

I have attached a file that I came up with for this project I am not sure if its thr right way to answer this project> i am going to need the help on this and all other project for the capstone 1. Please help

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