Module is Strategy, course is Business management. I have attached the marking s

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Module is Strategy, course is Business management. I have attached the marking scheme as well as assingment brief with support for the structure/ iv also added ALL lectures we’ve had for this module as a whole. It’s easier than it seems i just literally dont have time. im unsure how many references are needed but i would say around harvard style 20 is okay as a minimum, it really depends on the quality and the fact they should be academic sources. Using the files names “ST675-assessment-task_additional_guidance.docx”, “ST675 assessment task.docx”, and “Guidance2.pdf” is crucial to completing this.
“The summative
assignment is an individual project based on the theoretical models and
frameworks covered in the lectures and seminars.
The report should
be 2500 words plus an executive summary, table of contents, tables,
diagrams, bibliography and relevant appendices.
Appendices are
permitted to provide contextual information and data to support the argument(s)
presented. They may support the conclusions in the report, but the report
should not be dependent on the contents of an appendix.
The Task:
a firm from the industry (food retail industry) from which you presented your formative assessment (I choose ASDA, which is a British Supermarket chain and is a PLC, but if you think there is a better choice please let me know).
Ensure that it is a firm that publishes annual reports and is monitored closely
by analysts (consultancy firms) and/or the reliable media such as the FT and the Economist. This is
because you will need to draw on reliable data to complete the task. Private
companies such as Aldi, Virgin and TDR Capital (owners of ASDA) are more
difficult to research as they do not publish their performance data in great
Care is also needed
– highly diversified companies with many, often international, subsidiaries can
be difficult to research, especially if the subsidiaries have strategic
objectives that are set at the business level, rather than the corporate level.
A subsidiary of a large conglomerate can be selected if it produces independent
data/reports. If you want to study a large and diversified conglomerate – for
example, Alphabet/Google – discuss this with your seminar leader in class.
environmental (macro) analysis (drawing on formative assessment and
teaching and learning from weeks 1 and 2)
internal analysis – resource-based (drawing on teaching and learning from
week 3)
assessment of the strategic positioning of the firm (Teaching and Learning
week 1-3):
Competitive position
Sustainability/SDG position
On the basis of this analysis, provide three justified strategic
recommendations/choices (using the tools introduced in weeks 4, 5 and 7); relate
each to the relevant SDGs.
these recommendations to a critique against one of
Mintzberg’s seven descriptive schools (power, cognitive, environmental,
learning, cultural, configuration, entrepreneurial – Teaching and Learning
week 6)
the implications for your firm regarding implementation of two of
the following:
structures and designs (Teaching and Learning week 10)
globalisation/deglobalisation (Teaching and Learning week 8)
innovation/digitalisation/digitisation (Teaching and Learning week
7 and 9)
entrepreneurship (Teaching and Learning week 9)
change management/culture/leadership (Teaching and Learning week

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