[SOLVED] Discussion Post & 4 Student Replies Strategic Management
Im stuck on a Management question and need an explanation.
I need an original post for a strategic management class. The original post needs to be a few paragraphs, using as many of the sources provided that you can. There should be sources in each section you create for the original post. There needs to be 4 replies, but I cannot get access to them until I post the Original Post. So I will need the Original post and then I can send you the 4 student post that I need replies to. The replies should be a couple paragraphs also using a couple sources. This is a 400 level class and the instructor is super intense. I need you to follow the grading rubric totally and ONLY use the sources that I will provide below and attached. The grading rubric will also be attached. There is a portion that has to come from my school’s library. I am going to attach the link, if it does not work then I can send you screen shots or figure out some way for you to access it.
Learning Activity #1: Individual
Cautionary Note: You must use the MergentOnline database in our UMUC library to retrieve the 10K (aka annual report). Taking a shortcut by consulting free online resources could cost you very dearly. Be certain to take note of the specific industry in which your assigned company operates.
The company assigned is:
Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (NMS: ADAP)
Read your assigned companys latest annual report [aka 10K] and direct particular attention to the sections titled Part I Item 1: Business, Part I Item 1A: Risk Factors, and PART II Item 7: Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. You may also visit the companys web site for additional information discussed in the Annual Report.
Second determine the explicitly stated company mission and vision statements. Do the explicitly stated mission and/or vision statements meet the qualities of good/effective mission and vision statements according to the discussions/descriptions in the week’s required/assigned readings (especially the course text readings)? If they are deemed ineffective, then refine and restate them in your own words while ensuring that they meet the qualities of good/effective mission and vision statements.
If there are no explicitly stated company mission and/or vision statements, based on your knowledge of the qualities of good/effective mission/vision statements, then frame/suggest “new” mission and vision statements for the company. Clearly explain why your new mission and vision statements is effective; offer supporting rationale for your explanation and be sure to cite/reference your statements using proper APA formatting.
Learning Activity #2: Individual
Why/how does deep insights into the three primary levels of strategy enable organizations to formulate and “flawlessly” execute strategic plans in the 21st century?
SOURCES TO BE USED:
Mastering Strategic Management: (Scroll down to see chapter readings attached) The proper way to source is under the attachment Strict APA Rules
- Chapter 1: Mastering Strategy: Art and Science
- Chapter 2: Leading Strategically
What is Strategy and Why is it Needed?:
- What is Strategy? Common Misunderstandings
- What is Strategy?
- Your Strategy Needs a Strategy
- Goldsmith, D. (2013, July/Aug). Rethinking the companys competitive advantage. Financial Executive 29(6), 14-17.
- Papula, J., Volna, J. (2013). Core competence for sustainable competitive advantage. Academic Conference, 1-7.
- What is Strategy?: The Three Levels of Strategy
- What is Strategic Planning, Really?
- Strategic Management Process
- Creating a Strategy That Works
Tools and Techniques: