Report. The task for the second assignment includes a strategic analysis of a given company. Specifically, students are required to identify factors influencing the company strategy and evaluate the main issues and challenges. Task guidelines and tips: Please follow the following format and suggested wording per each section: Table of Contents 1. Introduction (300 words) You need to identify to the marker the purpose of the report and information you will provide in your report. 2. Overview of Company Strategy (300 words) Introduce the case study and discuss the company’s strategic goals. Their vision and mission statements need to be discussed in-depth in this section. 3. Evaluation of Environmental Impacts (900 words) PESTEL analysis Porter’s 5 forces analysis 4. Strategic Capabilities and Sources of Competitive Advantage (1000 words)….
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The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank Group) was one of the few large financial institutions in the world to have prospered during the financial meltdown and subsequent recession in 2008/9. It did this without any government assistance. Furthermore, it emerged from the crisis substantially larger in terms of market capitalization and assets while having the best performance of any of the Big-5 Canadian banks in terms of stock price and total shareholder return during the period 2003-2011
In 2002, the new leadership of the TD Bank decided to redefine its risk management appetite. This shift in risk strategy followed many years of volatile and uneven performance, during which the bank had experienced some significant credit losses because of over exposure to single names or specific….
textbook case: Case 22: LMVH in 2016: Its Diversification into Luxury Goods, by John E. Gamble (page C-290) Read the case and then respond to the case questions given below. In addition to using the case study provided in the textbook, research the company further to find any relevant events that have transpired since the writing of the case study. Use the company’s website, Internet search engines such as Google, online data services, or other sources to locate the latest articles about the company including press releases and current financial information. Be sure to cite all sources according to APA guidelines (see also Appendix: A Note about Documentation). about Documentation). Please limit your analysis to four pages, double-spaced. Note: For assistance with analyzing the financial data in this….
Read the handout (posted in the 2-5-19 folder) entitled “Retail Center: Fremont California, 2008). This documents determines the feasibility of developing a strip mall on a plot of land under consideration by a developer. The consultants (Gruen, Green and Associates) were tasked with determining whether there was market potential for this development 1. There are a couple of different conceptions of “Market Area” contained in the first three and a half pages. Discuss how the “2.5 mile” rule is used, and then why a smaller area was then finally used. Relate this to the class discussion of 2/5. 2. At the end, the authors find that the “supportable” amount of retail space is 203,200 square feet (in 2008). How did they come up with that number? That is,….
Read the Google case presented on page 518 of Recruitment and Selection in Canada(2016). You have been hired by Google to evaluate its newly implemented selection system. Drawing upon this case and supplementing this by your own knowledge and research, write a memo to the management of Google that answers the following questions or completes the required tasks. The memo should be 1600-2200 words long.
1. What were the key R&S issues Google was attempting to address in its changes? What were the goals of the changes?
2. What criteria will you use to evaluate the system? What information will you need to make your evaluation?
3. What elements of the new system do you think will be effective in enabling Google to achieve its selection goals? Why?
CASE STUDY QUESTION:
1.What options are available for brand advertisers to use YouTube to engage with consumers?What are the Pro’s and Con’s for each option? 2.As a brand marketer, what recent YouTube initiatives are you excited about? Are there any you do not like? Justify? 3.What is your assessment of the True View initiative? 4. Should major brands shift a significant portion of their Advertising (TV, Radio etc) budget to YouTube? 5.How would craft a YouTube specific content creation and distribution strategy?
The Case Study responses covering all questions answered as a group should not exceed 1,500 words using size 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing format.
The Case Study responses must be fully and accurately referenced or they will not be graded.
Students should aim….
Industry Analysis (500 words) Select and answer one of the following questions: The world automobile industry has experienced low profitability during the past two decades. What features of the industry have caused intensive competition and low profitability? OR How is the structure of the world automobile industry likely to change over the next five years (2013?17)? What effect will these changes have on competition and profitability in the industry? Please use one of the strategy analysis frameworks listed below: · Scenarios · Industry life-cycle · Porter’s 5 Forces · Segmentation · Key/critical success factors · Resource-based theory of competitive advantage · Value chain analysis – Part 2. Key Success Factors (300 words) What will be the key success factors in the world automobile during the next five years?….
A manual assembly line has six stations. The assembly time at each manual station is 60 sec. Parts are transferred byhand from one station to the next, and the lack of discipline in this method adds 12 sec (Tr = 12 sec) to the cycle time.Hence, the current cycle time is 72 sec. The following two proposals have been made: (1) Install a mechanized transfersystem to pace the line; and (2) automate one or more of the manual stations using robots that would perform the sametasks as humans only faster. The second proposal requires the mechanized transfer system of the first proposal and wouldresult in a partially or fully automated assembly line. The transfer system would have a transfer time of 6 sec, thusreducing the cycle time on….
The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism In the United States, a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security among others have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism. Use the Internet or Strayer library to research articles on the efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat digital crimes and digital terrorism, as well as the roles of such agencies in the future of the combat in question. Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: 1. Describe the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism. 2. Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of….
Review the attached case study, “Diagnosing and Improving Motivation.” In a two- to three- page paper (not including title or reference pages), respond to the following: 1. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of Jessica’s existing sales force 2. Describe changes to the company’s processes that would help better motivate the sales force. 3. Feedback was identified as a significant force in the sales team’s motivation level. Explain how Jessica could have enhanced her feedback process to improve the team’s productivity and sales numbers. 4. Describe how Jessica changed the sales force’s customer service emphasis. 5. In the end, two team members (Marius and Jose) were promoted off of Jessica’s team. Explain how she can maintain her positive momentum with their replacement team members.