Prior to beginning this discussion, read Chapter 1 of the course text and complete the following SWOT Analysis activity. After completing the activity, attach it to your 1st post by Day 3.
Select one of the companies you would like to research below:
- British Petroleum (BP)
- Dunkin’ Donuts
Conduct research using Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to address the following required elements:
- State what you believe is the distinctive competence and core competence of your selected company.
- Give an example of how the values and mission statement help to shape planning. Additionally, discuss some internal and external factors that may influence the business in the future.
- Complete the SWOT Analysis template for your selected organization; applying each of the categories in evaluating the company.
Support your claims with examples from required materials and/or other scholarly or credible resources, and properly cite any references. Attach your SWOT Analysis to your discussion post. Your initial post should be a minimum of 200 words.