Apple Inc corporation

Apple

Using the Apple Inc corporation examine its  industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on  the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml),  in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can  find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help  address some of these questions.Write an  (4-6) not including title and reference page paper, in which you:

  1. Choose the two (2) segments of the general environment that would  rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how  these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in  which it operates.
  2. Considering the five (5) forces of competition, choose the two  (2) that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you  chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces  in the recent past.
  3. With the same two (2) forces in mind, predict what the company  might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near  future.
  4. Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the  opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how  the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the  greatest opportunity. Justify your answer.
  5. Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and  most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the  corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths,  and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most  significant weakness. Justify your choices.
  6. Determine the company’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
  7. Analyze the company’s value chain to determine where they can  create value using the resources, capabilities, and core competencies  discussed above.
  8. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
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