Company of Choice: – Accenture
Assess a firm of your choice and the way it is organized
internationally, in order to exploit global or regional advantages, yet remain
responsive to local conditions. Identify the firm you have selected and
summarize how it has been internationally organized over the past five years.
Assess the structure and modus operandi of the firm in relationship to its
objectives to exploit global (or regional) advantages, while remaining
responsive to local conditions. Does the firm have the resources to compete
internationally? Provide your strategic recommendations for the firm to become
a market leader in the next five years.
Submitted in 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman, and
double-spaced with 1-inch margins
The report should incorporate correct form, spelling,
grammar, sentence structure, and communication skills
Each paper should be well-organized and well-written (should
not be more than four (4) pages in length)
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Due Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET
Three common types of plagiarism you need to be aware of as
Recycling a paper; “double-dipping”; self-plagiarism:
Reusing a paper you have written for a previous course
Copying directly from a source without proper quotations or
paraphrasing: When you try to pass something off as your own work
Not using proper citations
This week, each class member will submit an
individually-prepared Mini Paper #2. Here are some suggestions to consider:
Before you begin to write the manuscript, actually perform
the assessment of the international company you have selected.
Note that this assignment requires an “assessment” not an
“analysis.” Rather than performing a strategic analysis of the industry and company,
you are expected to perform an assessment of how the environment, strategy, and
structure align or do not align.
What are the Key Success Factors required in the industry
and international markets in which the company competes? What strategy has the
company employed to exploit global or regional advantages while remaining
responsive to local conditions? What form of organizational structure and
processes has the company implemented to support its international strategy? In
sum, do these three elements (environment, strategy, structure) fit together in
a way that creates competitive advantage? Why? Why not?
To perform this assessment, be sure to draw on the
principles and practices of strategic management found in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11.
After performing the assessment, you are now ready to
consider writing the manuscript. Begin by arranging an outline of your logic
using the findings from your assessment.
Note that the purpose of this assignment is not to impress
the reader with your knowledge of industry or company-specific jargon. Instead,
the purpose is to demonstrate your ability to assess the (mis)alignment of
environment – strategy – structure. Therefore, take extraordinary care to make
your manuscript readable to an audience that is familiar with the strategic
management process but not necessarily with the terminology of the industry or
Prepare a professionally-written manuscript following the
parameters established in the Course Outline.