DUE: 02.28.15 @ 11:59PM
Prepare a case study analysis of Case 3, Ann Taylor: Survival in Specialty Retail, found here: http://www.caseweb.org/journal_sub/TheCASEJournalVolume5Issue2Case3.pdf
Closely follow the Case Study Analysis Template found in attachment below. Please utilize this template format for this project. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.
Focus upon the idea of the company’s balanced scorecard and control systems to guide and monitor its strategy implementation in order to help move Ann Taylor competitively forward. Please include the SWOT Analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page).
• Conduct a SWOT Analysis on the case study company’s current lack of strategic control.
• Create a case study analysis focusing on the company’s challenge relative to strategic control through a balanced scorecard and implementation.
The case analysis should be 3 COMPLETELY written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced. Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. The citing of sources (text and list references) should use the current APA format and style.
>Cover page, “Discussion”(3 COMPLETE pp.), and Reference page=5 COMPLETE pages.(Nothing less then 5 pages!).
>Content: Answers provide correct and complete information demonstrating critical thinking: Conduct a SWOT Analysis on the case study company’s current lack of strategic control. Create a case study analysis focusing on the company’s challenge relative to strategic control through a balanced scorecard and implementation.
>Analysis and Critical Thinking: Synopsis of situation, Key issues, Problem definition, Alternative solutions, Select a solution, Implementation, and Recommendations.
>Again, Responses must demonstrate critical thinking and analysis and exhibit application of information.
>Clear business writing: Spelling and grammar are acceptable. Effective use of APA(6th Edition). Follow the required format and instructions above!
>3 sources in APA citation(Nothing less then 3, and it’s not necessary for more)
>Font size: 12
>Double-spaced(No spaces between paragraphs)
>Lastly, but not least, NO PLAGIARISM
If you can’t adhere to these clear instructions above, please, do me a favor and don’t waste my time sending a handshake. Thank You.
*Homework Field of Study: Management Policy and Strategy
If you don’t have expertise in this area of study please don’t waste my time sending a handshake.