Select a business organization from the list below that has received recent press coverage and that provides its annual reports on its website. Through research of articles and public company documents, develop a paper about business level strategy. Following Porter’s Five Force Model, your paper must address the following questions:
- What is (are) the main industry (industries) in which the company competes?
- What business level strategy does the firm seem to be pursuing in this industry? Why?
- What corporate level strategies is the firm pursuing? Why?
- Have there been any major changes in its strategy recently? Why?
- How has the Pandemic impacted the company regarding its strategies and major changes?
Be certain to provide a clear foundation of understanding regarding strategy and Porter’s model. Use peer-review references other than the textbook. Select your company from the list of Fortune’s Top 20 most admired companies (http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/) AppleAmazonMicrosoftBerkshire HathawayWalt DisneyStarbucksAlphabetJPMorgan ChaseNetflixCostco WholesaleWalmartSalesforceNikeSouthwest AirlinesJohnson & JohnsonFedExTargetBlackRockHome DepotAmerican Express
Papers should be a minimum of five complete pages (not part of a page) to a maximum of 10 pages. This assignment must be submitted with a cover page and a separate reference page. The cover page should include the following information: name of assignment, student name, course title, assignment due date, and Certification of Authorship as noted in the syllabus. All papers must be typed in Word, double-spaced using Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with one-inch margins all around, and a five space indent for each paragraph. Spelling, grammar and punctuation count. Do not plagiarize – cite the textbook or any other sources using APA format. This assignment is due on: October 21, 2021 by 11:59 PM. Please refer to the “Writing” rubric on the “Home Page” page for threaded discussion criteria and standards. This rubric should be used as a guide and clearly outlines what is required for an A, B, C and D grade.