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Step 3: Strategic Role of Corporate Strengths/Weaknesses in the Internal Strategy Analysis There are three levels of strategy: corporate level strategy, business level strategy and functional level strategy. Corporate level strategies are related to businesses or markets the focal company successfully can compete within. Corporate level strategies affect the entire organization and are formulated by top management using input from middle and lower management. Decision making about corporate level strategies are considered complex, affect the entire company and relate to an organization’s resource capabilities. Corporate level strategies align with an organization’s mission statement and ideally are designed around goals and objectives. Perform an analysis on: Corporate-level strategies Create a partial SWOT table and performs a SW analysis and discuss the strategic inferences/implications (Discuss what strategies would allow the company to capitalize on its major strengths and what strategies would allow the company to improve upon its major weaknesses.) Create an IFE matrix analysis. Make sure to explain how the matrix was developed and discuss the strategic inferences/implications Develop a Grand Strategy Matrix. Make sure to explain how the matrix was developed and discuss the strategic inferences/implications at a corporate level and business-unit-level. Step 4: Strategic Role of Internal Resources/Departments/Processes Perform an analysis on: Business-level strategies Evaluate the company′s product line, target market and its competition to identify its competitive advantage Identify and explain the company′s business-level strategies Develop a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix and address the strategic inferences/implications. Functional-level strategies Assess the company′s interactions with its stakeholders, the organizational structure, the organizational culture, and communication/decision making among managers within human resources, marketing production, operations, finance and accounting, R&D, and computer information systems, which can be accomplished by viewing the company′s website, interviews, and surveys. Explain how these strategies align with the company′s vision and mission statements. Step 5: Strategic Financial Analysis for the Last Reported Fiscal Year Use the company′s income statement and balance sheet to calculate no less than a total of ten (10) key financial ratios to the business that are relevant to the focal company. There must be a mix of four different key categories inclusive of the leverage, liquidity, profitability, and efficiency ratios so that the ratios do not all come from the same category. The specific ratios selection must come from the following categories. Leverage Ratios (Long term debt ratio, Total debt ratio, Debt-to-equity ratio, Times interest earned ratio, and Cash coverage ratio). Liquidity Ratios (Net working capital to total assets ratio, current ratio, quick ratio, and cash ratio) Efficiency Ratios (Asset turnover ratio, Average collection period, Inventory turnover ratio, and Days sales outstanding) Profitability Ratios (Net profit margin, Return on assets, and Return on equity) The selection of the ratios have to be relevant to the focal company so it is important to choose wisely. Quote industry financial average ratios that correlate to the 10 financial ratios selected for the focal company. Discuss the corporate financial standing based on a financial ratio analysis. Include whether the company′s financial ratio is a strength, a weakness or a neutral factor. Note: If copied directly from the Internet, a zero will be assigned. When placing any table or figure in a table, it must be explained in detail. Step 6: Composite Analysis A composite analysis is one in which you will bring in a combination of relevant factors from the various analyses (EFE Matrix, IFE matrix, CPM matrix, SWOT, BCG Matrix, Grand Strategy Matrix and QSPM). The QSPM is a tool that helps determine the relative attractiveness of feasible alternative strategies based on the external and internal key success factors. Develop a Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM) analysis. Make sure to discuss how the matrix was developed and discuss the strategic inferences/implications. Develop a composite analysis on internal factor strategy analysis based on the qualitative and quantitative analytical outcomes from those steps above. Follow the following format using these topics as headings: Strategic Role of Corporate Strengths and Weaknesses Corporate Level Strategies Strategy Role of Internal Resources/Departments/Processes Business Level Strategies Function Level Strategies Financial Analysis Composite Analysis References