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Discussion Forum Week 3(chapter4 and chapter 3 respectively)

Discussion Forum Week 3Go to Chapter 3  and do Exercise 3B “Develop a Competitive Profile Matrix” for Coca-Cola.  Develop an analysis of  Coca-Cola utilizing this matrix in two to three pages.  Then go to the end of Chapter 4 and do Exercise 4A “Perform a Financial Ratio Analysis for Coca-Cola” Step 1.  After developing an analysis of  Coca-Cola (two to three pages) and after completing the financial ratio analysis (one page minimum), submit them in the Discussion Forum for this week.  Reply to at least two other students (200- word minimum each) and, as a class, refine the Competitive Profile Matrix analysis and the financial ratio analysis so that they are acceptable for Coca-Cola.      

 

Reflection and Discussion Week 4

Reflection and Discussion Week 4Assigned Readings:Chapter 3. The External AssessmentChapter 4. The Internal AssessmentInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Governments sometimes use “protectionism” to cope with economic problems, imposing tariffs and subsidies on foreign goods and restrictions/incentives on their own firms to keep jobs at home. What are the strategic implications of this trend for international commerce?
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the resource-based view theorists that internal resources are more important for a firm than external factors in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage? Explain your and their position.

[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!] [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]Submitting the Initial Posting:Your initial posting should be completed by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. EST.  

  

Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 4

Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 4Assigned Readings:Chapter 7. Scope and Organizational Structure of a ProjectChapter 8. Management of Product, Process, and Support DesignInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Describe the organizational structure of your school or company. What difficulties have you encountered working within this structure?
  2. Write a job description for a project manager in a matrix organization. Assume that only the project manager is employed full time by the project.

 

Activity 4

Activity I: Give an example of an organization with an ineffective or cumbersome structure. Explain the problems with the current structure and how these problems could be solved.Activity II: Prepare a risk management plan for the project of finding a job after graduation.

. This is to be in narrative form and should be as thorough as possible. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to project management. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used. 

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