SIM336 Strategic Management

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2 . Introduction main analysis Conclusions Recommendations References and bibliography You must apply the Harvard system of referencing.Report Structure • The report must be written in a recognised style • Approximately 3000 words (+/.10%) – – – – – – – Table of contents.

Conclusion (300 Words) 4. Recommendations (50 Words) 3 .2) 1000 words. Findings 1. 3) 500 words 3. Introduction (150 Words) 2. Company analysis (1000 Words) 3. Does this theory and practice work? (1000 Words) a) b) 50% – 50% approach . Overview & Critique of Porter‟s models of competition (500 Words) 2.Compare theory and practice Does Porter‟s (1985) Five Forces model fit with practitioners experience? 1. 3) 1000 words 75% – 25% approach – 2) 1500 words.

Overview & Critique of theory 2. models? 1. (750 Words) A. Recommendations (50 Words) 4 . (750 Words) B. 1) 1100 – 2) 400 words C. 50% -50% approach -1) & 2) 750 words or 75% – 25% approach. Introduction (150 Words) 2. Conclusion (300 Words) 4.Comparison Compare and contrast two theories. Compare & contrast the two theories (1000 words) 3. Overview & Critique of theory 1. Findings A.

Use Annual general report e. Conclusions (300 Words) 5.g. (1500 Words) b) Efficiency of the strategy (1000 Words) 3. Financial Times or Website if possible 4.Case Study Approach Can Virgin remain successful? 1. Introduction (150 Words) 2. Findings a) Application of Theory to Company Analysis. Recommendations ( 50 Words) 5 .

The Plan Advice to Nissan Offer a company some logical defended strategic overview based on your evidence gathering of the company and its environment 6 .

Deadline: Date: 18th January 2013 Time: *Soft copy: 14.00pm. The assignment you submit to Turnitin is the only assignment that we will mark ! 7 .Turnitin Part 2 Assignment Submission  All students are required to submit their Part 2 assignment via Turnitin. The assignment must contain both a bibliography and a reference section.00pm *Hard copy: 16.

The last submission of the assignment prior to the hand in date will be deemed to be the final submission for assessment purposes.Turnitin • Students may submit assignment drafts through Turnitin prior to the submission date to generate originality reports. • Check your Turnitin Orginality scores! 8 .

any relevant supplementary texts. the recommended textbooks.the Module guide. • • The University‟s Generic Assessment Criteria will be used to assess grades.Assignment Information • Students are advised to make use of the wide range of the available reading material provided . 9 . • • There are 5 samples of assignments with varying grades from 2010/11 assignment submissions that you can use as a reference. the Financial Times and of course the Athens database. lectures and seminars.

Reports or Media Review the „marked‟ report samples (2008/9 + 2010/11) on livecampus to give you ideas of what is required for the assessment Harvard References Refer to Module Guide Good Luck ! 10 . journals (Athens). Use quotes and views of analysis from books. 5. 2. 4.Update 1. Financial Times and other articles Use examples from the Module Guide. 3.

Apply Model 1 Apply Model 2 Summary Model 1 Summary Model 2 Synthesis Conclusions Recommendations Summary Model 3 Summary Model 4 Apply Model 3 Apply Model 4 11 .

SIM336 Strategic Management Good Luck! 12 .

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