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When writing a case study analysis, you must first have a good understanding of the

case study. Before you begin the steps below, read the case carefully, taking notes
all the while. It may be necessary to read the case several times to fully grasp the
issues facing the company or industry.

Once you are comfortable with the information, begin the step-by-step instructions
offered below to write a case study analysis.
Difficulty: N/A
Time Required: Varies

Here's How:

1. Investigate and Analyze the Company’s History and Growth. A


company’s past can greatly affect the present and future state of the
organization. To begin your case study analysis, investigate the company’s
founding, critical incidents, structure, and growth.

2. Identify Strengths and Weaknesses Within the Company. Using the


information you gathered in step one, continue your case study analysis by
examining and making a list of the value creation functions of the company. For
example, the company may be weak in product development, but strong in
marketing.

3. Gather Information on the External Environment. The third step in a


case study analysis involves identifying opportunities and threats within the
company’s external environment. Special items to note include competition
within the industry, bargaining powers, and the threat of substitute products.

4. Analyze Your Findings. Using the information in steps two and three, you
will need to create an evaluation for this portion of your case study analysis.
Compare the strengths and weaknesses within the company to the external
threats and opportunities. Determine if the company is in a strong competitive
position and decide if it can continue at its current pace successfully.

5. Identify Corporate Level Strategy. To identify a company’s corporate level


strategy for your case study analysis, you will need to identify and evaluate the
company’s mission, goals, and corporate strategy. Analyze the company’s line
of business and its subsidiaries and acquisitions. You will also want to debate
the pros and cons of the company strategy.

6. Identify Business Level Strategy. Thus far, your case study analysis has
identified the company’s corporate level strategy. To perform a complete
analysis, you will need to identify the company’s business level strategy. (Note:
if it is a single business, the corporate strategy and the business level strategy
will be the same.) For this part of the case study analysis, you should identify
and analyze each company’s competitive strategy, marketing strategy, costs,
and general focus.
7. Analyze Implementations. This portion of the case study analysis requires
that you identify and analyze the structure and control systems that the
company is using to implement its business strategies. Evaluate organizational
change, levels of hierarchy, employee rewards, conflicts, and other issues that
are important to the company you are analyzing.

8. Make Recommendations. The final part of your case study analysis should
include your recommendations for the company. Every recommendation you
make should be based on and supported by the context of your case study
analysis.

Tips:

1.Know the case backwards and forwards before you begin your case study
analysis.

2.Give yourself enough time to write the case study analysis. You don't want to
rush through it.

3.Be honest in your evaluations. Don't let personal issues and opinions cloud
your judgement.

4.Be analytical, not descriptive.

5.Proofread your work!

What You Need:

• A case study

• Instructions from your professor

• Writing tools

• Quiet time
Introduction

Youth Empowerment is all about the employment and the training programs for the

youth. It aims to help students prepare for the life ahead of them as well as build occupational

skills that will provide a more stable future. Youth empowerment programs can also include

curriculum on building life skills as a way of enhancing self-esteem and empowering youth to

be self-sufficient. Though academic success and job placement are goals for each student, the

program assesses the individual needs of each student to see what will help him or her

reaches her highest potential and raise her personal standards.

There are many influences that make the attention of the children today fall short:

television, movies, video games, peer pressure, and the erosion of the family unit as a safe

and supportive environment for growth. Nobody can control some of these influences but their

immediate families, but people who care for them in utmost level ( like relatives, teachers,

friends) can provide young adults with the tools to make healthy, powerful choices; choices

that reflect their true purposes in life. There are varieties of programs that can help children

have a free and fearless communication. It can awaken their innate ability to align with their

own power and to use it to connect with their families, peers, and communities. For parents

and caregivers, there are also a myriad of programs that can help them understand the youth

even more and teach them to communicate openly with their children. Special focus can be

given to revitalizing the communication within the family unit and the elimination of the

"generation gap" through mentoring, activities, creative expression, and group sharing

(Sazama & Young, 2006).

Events to Inspire the Youth

There are several activities youths can engage to in building their morale and uplifting

their weary spirits. The following can be of utilization to help the youth to move forward in

society. One can organize a program-the youth in particular-that aims to promote a healthy

lifestyle for the young people done by the young people too. They can coordinate workshops,

organize activities, and offer healthy snacks in order to educate the youth about the value of

leading a healthy life through physical activity, good nutrition, and education. One can also
devise a summer camp that would provide musical training and counseling to help participants

deal with emotional and personal issues. The goal is to motivate youth through music and help

direct their energy through a positive outlet.

Moreover, one can be a youth-led initiative that consists of an enlightening program for

young people to discuss significant issues in words and an environment that they are

comfortable with. The program may consist of educational workshops organized and presented

by a youth council where they tackle such issues as self-esteem, depression, addictions,

sexuality, abuse, and promote healthy relationships. Another one can be the setting up of an

initiative that would distribute information to young people regarding mental health issues,

mental illness and to breakdown stigmas associated with mental illness. The information

distributed consists of a primary resource list and a mental health fact sheet that could expand

the reach of the youth in order to increase participation in the group and raise awareness

through information sessions in the community.

The Need for Youth Empowerment

People who are in support of building a nation are also those people who built a

successful life, or at least have discovered what exactly they want to carve out of their lives

and existence. The saying: whatever goes around comes around sums up the idea. Everything

one does in life comes back. And to build a nation, one must be empowered and only you will

do the job of empowering you. William Shakespeare helped capture the essence of what we

are talking about in one of his writings, "This life is like a stage, we all come to play our part

and we depart..." (Lofquist, 1989). Some come on the stage and are forgotten even before

they bow down but some seem to be present on the stage long after their lines have been

delivered. Why? The former came just like that but the latter came on to the stage only after

deciding what exactly he will do when he gets to the stage. Youth empowerment is like that:

one must be prepared in conquering and captivating the world. It truly is about the youth in

taking control of the future.


Therefore, the ball is in the youth's court. A man who will empower himself will identify

the information that is potent enough to empower him. Inspiration is everywhere-you just have

to know where to look. It may be on websites, in old journals, in newspapers, on the notice

boards, in books, in current journals, etc. Such will give you an edge and help you with taking

control of the life that is presented and of course, help you take a stand as a citizen of the

world that is in charge of the on the further development of an efficient youth.

US IMMIGRATIOON POLICY

Immigration from one country to another is wide spreading nowadays. People tend to go to other

countries for different purposes, some of those immigrants preferred to just stay for a few days

but there are some who prefer to totally live in such country for good. The President of the United

States is considering a change in Immigration Policy in the country. In lieu with this, the president

wanted to know first the impact of immigration on different aspects. These aspects include

wages, native unskilled workers, host country Gross Domestic Product and consumer prices.

This will view the impact or effect of immigration to wages and native unskilled workers

as one. The effect of immigration to wages and native unskilled workers are very obvious. New

studies have been released assessing the impact of US immigration policy. The Center for

Immigration Studies (CIS) has released a study finding that immigration reduces the wages of

natives employed in the low-skilled sectors of the economy. Immigration can increase income

inequality in two ways. First, immigrants are poorer than natives on average. Increasing the size

of the poor population increases inequality even if there is no effect on low-income natives.

Second, this study also suggests that immigration reduces the wages of lower-skilled natives and

increases those of higher-skilled natives the basic conclusion of the National Academy of

Sciences study. Because the inequality measure used by the authors provides information about

the entire population, it is not possible to determine which of these two factors accounts for the

increase in income inequality associated with immigration. It seems likely, however, that

immigration both increases the size of the low-income population and redistributes wages from
lower- to higher-skilled natives. Furthermore, the effect is national and not limited to high

immigration areas. Many immigrant workers are negatively affected as well by wage pressure

from other immigrants (Camarota, 1998). In the low skilled workers, the effects seem very visible.

Study shows that native young and unskilled workers are harmed by immigrant competition since

most of the employer is most likely to hire employee who can help them in their business.

On the other hand, the impact of immigration was not only being seen on the wages or on

the low-skilled workers or the unskilled workers. Impact can also be indicated in countries Gross

Domestic Product. After all, the world's remaining superpower, the United State is populated

almost entirely by immigrants and their descendants. It has doubled its population over the past

century and become richer and richer. Other high immigration countries are also among the

worlds wealthiest. Immigrants increase the number of workers in the economy. At the same time,

however, native-owned firms gain because they can now hire workers at lower wages; and many

native consumers gain because the lower labor costs lead to cheaper goods and services. As

with foreign trade, the gains accruing to the persons who use or consume immigrant services

exceed the losses suffered by native workers, and hence society as a whole is better off.

However, all of the available estimates suggest that the annual net gain is astoundingly small,

less than one percent of GDP. In the late 1990s, this amounted to a net gain of less than $10

billion a year for the entire native population, or less than $30 per person. An analysis for 15

European countries over the period 1991-95 found that for every 1% increase in a country's

population through immigration there was an increase in Gross Domestic Product of 1.25% to

1.5% (Stalker, 2001).Of course this does not necessarily mean that immigration caused the

increase in wealth.

Lastly, this will then view the impact of immigration to consumer price. The present

immigration policy of the United States amounts to nothing less than a tariff or barrier to entry on

the commodity of labor and harms American consumer goods. As the cost of labor (itself a cost of

production) decreased, entrepreneurs and producers could produce more efficiently, enabling
them to offer products and services at lower prices as they compete for consumers' dollars

(DeMott, 1994). Lower prices in turn increase the purchasing power of the American consumer,

and thus enhance living standards for everyone. This is happening even now as some small

business owners use "illegal" immigrant labor to lower their operating costs and thus lower

consumer prices: small-business executives do agree that some of their competitors who

knowingly or unknowingly hire illegal immigrants use the cheap labor to undercut prices of

business owners who play by the rules.