Introduction In this assignment you will write a 12-15- page paper in Word. This paper should be one integrated description, analysis, and set of recommendations regarding an organization’s strategy and plan to improve. The organization to use is Costco The paper is in 3 separate parts • Part 1 – This part of the paper is 4-5- pages written in Word. In this paper, you should describe the business model of the organization. The paper should describe the organization (e.g., how it is structured), its products or services, its customers and how it attracts and retains them, its current strategy, how it makes a profit, and how it maintains its position and advantage in the marketplace. Cite a minimum of 3 sources outside your textbook. • Part 2- This part of the paper is 4-5- pages written in Word. Conduct a SWOT analysis of the organization. The paper should identify the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as the significant threats it faces and opportunities it has. Make sure you look at and analyze the organization from both an internal and external (industry analysis and macro-environmental) perspective. You should include attention to both business and functional-level issues and factors, and should include a 2×2 summary table (more information will be provided in class). Cite a minimum of 5 sources outside your textbook. • Part 3- This part of the paper is 4-5- pages written in Word. Prepare a set of recommendations based on your SWOT analysis. Identify the recommendations that could help the organization sustain or improve its effectiveness in the future. The set of recommendations should be limited to the 3-4 most important and practical recommendations you believe the organization should undertake (vs. all possible things an organization could do). Give attention to what leaders must do if they were going to implement your recommendations.Cite a minimum of 7 sources outside your textbook. Justify your proposal with scholarly resource. Cite your sources using APA format.
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