MGT 488 All Assignments DQs and Weekly Summry Questions Complete Class
Individual Assignment: Internal Risk Assessment
• Resources: University Library’s MarketLine Business Information Center
• Access the University Library’s MarketLine Business Information Center and look up one of the following companies:
o Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
o Jet Blue Airways Corporation
o Hewlett-Packard Company
o Home Depot
• Prepare a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper identifying the key capabilities of your selected company.
o Discuss the firm’s strengths and weaknesses in marketing, human resources, management, research and development, finance, and other applicable areas.
o Analyze how internal organizational dynamics influence strategic business continuity.
o Access the company’s Web site and use the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, if available, and the most recent company Annual Report as sources.
o Reference your readings and at least three other sources, including MarketLine, the Internet, or other properly cited sources.
• Format your paper according to APA standards.
. Week 2
Individual Assignment: Competitive Advantage and Pro Sports
• Resources: ESPN or Sports Illustrated Web sites
• Access ESPN.com or SportsIllustrated.com and select any professional sports team.
• Prepare a 500- to 600-word paper analyzing competitive advantage and the business of professional sports.
o Describe the components of sustainable competitive advantage that contribute to the team’s success in the competitive sports industry.
o Identify the four criteria of sustainable competitive advantage and classify team characteristics such as coaching, fan base, playing style and tactics, individual players,...