*To prepare, select a company with which you are very familiar or for which you can easily obtain information. You may wish to use the organization you are thinking of proposing for the Sustainable Solutions Paper (SSP), which you will complete throughout the course. This would allow you to repurpose information from the Discussion for a portion of your SSP. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please review the SSP template located in this week’s Learning Resources to ensure the organization you choose for this Discussion also satisfies the SSP requirements.Prepare a 3–4 paragraph response.Briefly describe the organization you selected and the industry in which it is located.Explain the concept of value chain and its impact on business strategy.Explain how technology impacts a value chain.Apply Value Chain Analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses in areas of the value chain for the organization you selected.Describe the linkages (relationships) between the areas, and explain the strategic significance of the organization’s value chain in terms of the larger value system.Extend the conversation by identifying implications for practice or research, as well as for your own research agenda, where appropriate.Integrate one or two new related and engaging questions that will extend the discussion about your post in constructive ways. Try to think of a question(s) that will engage your peers in critical analysis and thinking about your organization, which may provide insight for your use as you continue preparing your sections of the major Weeks 4 and 7 Sustainable Solutions Paper (SSP) due in this course.Response must include APA citations and adhere to APA style.When you finish each section delete all red colored information which will start withand end with. This will ensure that you have a clean copy to submit without the informational notes.Executive SummaryComplete this section after you finish the Week 7 analysis:Summary of Key Takeaways and InsightsStakeholder Identification and Value Analysis[Student Instructions Begin]Please see the Sustainable Solutions Paper–Applying Traditional Strategic Thinking Tools Part I Handout for completing the following sections of the template which you will submit on Day 7 of Week 4.Enterprise Level StrategyOrganizational Culture TypeIntegrated Concepts From Readings, Evidence and ImplicationsGeneral Force Analysis: External – Remote EnvironmentGeneral Force Matrix Analysis..Implications, Threats, and Opportunities of GFAPorter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis: External – Industry EnvironmentFive Forces Matrix Analysis…Implications, Threats, and Opportunities of Porter’s Five ForcesDetailed Value Chain Analysis: Internal EnvironmentCustomized Value Chain of Activities in Table FormAs part of this analysis, complete Table 1: Value Chain Analysis by doing the following:Clearly name each strength and weakness and continue to use these names whenever the strength or weakness is referenced later in this paper. Discuss and elaborate on each column in narrative form after the table is populated; expand/elaborate upon what you wrote in the cells of the table.Table 1: Value Chain AnalysisImplications of Competitive AnalysisDetailed SWOT AnalysisSWOT Factor MatrixKey Success Factor Analysis[Student Instructions Begin]Please see the Sustainable Solutions Paper–Applying Traditional Strategic Thinking Tools Part II Handout for completing the following sections of the template which you will submit on Day 7 of Week 4.Analyzing the Company Strategy TypeAction Plan Analysis[Student Instructions Begin]Please see the Sustainable Solutions Paper–Applying Complexity Analysis Handout for completing the following sections of the template which you will submit on Day 7 of Week 7.Boid AnalysisIndustry Evolution Modeling[Student Instructions Begin]Please see the Sustainable Solutions Paper–Applying Systems and Sustainability Frameworks Handout for completing the following sections of the template which you will submit on Day 7 of Week 7.Life Cycle AssessmentSustainable Value Framework AnalysisDetailed Analysis of All Four QuadrantsAfter completing your Sustainable Value Framework Analysis, per the handout, complete the Table 2: Sustainable Value Framework with your response to this section.Table 2: Sustainable Value FrameworkConclusionsSummarize the key points in the paper and provide any conclusive ideas. No new ideas should be included in this section. Link your arguments for conclusions to the section of the paper that states the analysis results used. Note: this should be considerably shorter than the Executive Summary. This section should be less than a page.ReferencesListreferences used in creating this paper in APA format in this section. Note: Only list references actually cited in the body of the paper. Keep in mind that the example references in the template do not have corresponding parenthetical citations as they are here for training purposes. Your references will havecorresponding parenthetical citation where applied in your writing.Example references include the following:Alänge, S., & Steiber, A. (2009). The board’s role in sustaining major organizational change: An empirical analysis of three change programs., 280-293. doi:10.1108/17566690911004212Demars, C. (2007).. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Epstein, M. J. (2008).. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.Fiksel, J. (2009).2nd ed., New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.Fisher, L. (2009).. New York, NY: Perseus.Glenn, J. C., & Gordon, T. J. (2009).. Washington, DC: The Millennium Project.Herman, M., Frost, M., & Kurz, R. (2009).. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.Meadows, D. (2008).. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.Pearce, J. A., & Robinson, R. B. (2003).Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.Senge, P., Smith, B., Kruschwitz, N., Laur, J., & Schely, S. (2008).. New York, NY: Doubleday.Stacey, R. D. (2011).. London, England: FT Prentice-Hall.Here are some general notes to help you finalize your SSP:Here are some hints to help you write your SSP include the following:
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