Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness


Business Admin. Capstone (BUS499032VA016-1218-001)

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Week 3 

Assessing Your Organization


Welcome to Week 3! This week, we will turn our attention away from the external factors affecting a business and focus more on the internal factors. As with the external factors, you will see that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in making sure that each piece of a business is running smoothly.



 Learn: Read Chapter 3 from Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization.

 Learn: Read the Week 3 PowerPoint and Notes.

 Prepare: Get your resume reviewed by

 Discuss: Complete the discussion, Strong Brands.

 Assignment: Submit the assignment, Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness.



From Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization:

Chapter 3, “The Internal Organization: Resources, Capabilities, Core Competencies, and Competitive Advantages.”

These files align to the weekly content:

Week 3 PowerPoint [PPTX].Week 3 Notes [DOCX].


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Step 1: Watch the video series, Resume Basics.Step 2: You can also find resume writing tips at:10 Resume Tips You Haven’t Heard Before.2021’s Top Resume Formats: Tips and Examples of Three Common Resumes.Step 3: Now that you’ve received some writing guidance, compose a draft resume and save it as a Word Doc or PDF file.Step 4: Submit your resume to’s resume review service by following these steps:From your Blackboard course’s home page, click the Tutoring icon in the far left-hand menu.Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click the laptop icon marked Connect Now.When the window opens, click the tab marked Submit a Paper for Review.Under the drop-down menu, “What kind of help do you need?” select Drop Off Resume Review.Under the drop-down menu, “What would you like your tutor to review?” select A resume.Under the drop-down menu, “I am:” select the profile that fits you best.Note: In the box below these drop-down menus, you may copy and paste any corresponding job posting link for the reviewer to consider.Click Choose File and select your Word document or PDF resume file. Then click the blue Submit button.

For additional assistance, please watch the Resume submission help video.

Please note that documents submitted to have a 12-hour review period.


Week 3 Discussion – Strong Brands

Click the linked activity title to access this weekly discussion. If you need help with completing discussions, please watch this video for more information.


Week 3 Assignment – Strategic Management and Strategic CompetitivenessOverview

Choose one public corporation in an industry with which you are familiar. Research the company on its own website, public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Filings & Forms page, Strayer University’s online databases, Strayer University’s Lexis Advance database, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions. Use the Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness Template [DOCX] to ensure that your assignment meets the requirements.


Write a 4-6 page paper in which you address the following:

Assess how globalization and technology changes have impacted the corporation you researched.Apply the industrial organization model and the resource-based model to determine how your corporation could earn above-average returns.Assess how the vision statement and mission statement of the corporation influence its overall success.Evaluate how each category of stakeholder impacts the overall success of this corporation.Use the Strayer University Online Library or the Internet to locate and include at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.