Wk 1 – Apply: Signature Assignment: Strategic Management Paper–Journal Part 1

Read the Strategic Management Project Background document.

Review the resources listed at the end of this assignment along with the terms and concepts discussed this week to prepare for this assignment:

strategic management
competitive advantage
strategic plan
mission statement
vision statement
core values statement
AFI

Create a Word document and title it Strategic Management Research Paper/Journal Part 1.
 
Write a 700-word response to the following sections as your Paper/journal entry:

Justify the guiding principles required for preparing effective statements that describe the mission, vision, and the core values of an organization as covered in the assigned reading. 
Compare whether Caterpillar Inc.’s mission, vision, and core values conform to the guiding principles in the text and support organizational strategic planning principles as justified in prompt #1. Refer to the Caterpillar Inc. website listed in the Resources section below.
Assess what Caterpillar Inc.’s current competitive advantages and disadvantages are by considering their business partners, allies, and general operations. Research the assignment resources listed below. Based on your research, evaluate Caterpillar’s current competitive advantages and disadvantages.
Submit your assignment Paper/Journal as a 7th edition APA Microsoft Word document to include a Title page, Introduction, body, conclusion and Reference page.
Please Review the Assignment Format Sample APA paper attached below:

2020 —UOPX APA.UOPX.SamplePaper.UndergradandMasters.pdf

Note: You will use information from this paper in your Strategic Management Research Project Presentation due in Week 5.

Submit your assignment.

Resources

Strategic Management Project Background
Caterpillar Inc. website
Research Caterpillar’s Annual Report
Research CATERPILLAR public information, such as news releases, financial reports, and marketing analyses.
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Reference and Citation Generator
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