This is an individual assignment. You are required to write a report answering the following question. The minimum word limit for this individual assignment is 1000 words and maximum limit is 1500 words. You are required to review the literature regarding the topic chosen exploring a minimum requirement of 5 secondary sources of data which includes textbooks, research papers, and tertiary sources such as organizations websites and online papers. It is very good to provide examples and application on organization to better illustrate your answer and argument. It is essential you conduct literature review correctly applying the right referencing system. It is also essential to produce this work individually and not engage in any act of plagiarism. Students who are involved in plagiarism will score a ...view middle of the document...
Apparently there is some kind of literature about the SWOT analysis, you need to review it or you can send it to me and I’ll review and abstract the guidelines and key answers.
Anyway, now to answer the above question is quite easy as it’s purely theoretic and real life an example is preferable rather than essential.
If it’s a repot it must has some kind of standard format (most probably you’ll find in one of your books i.e. strategic management or the above mentioned lecture)
So after you address the formalities, you have to summarize the idea behind your report in the beginning like; SWOT analysis is one of the very contemporary & effective strategic tools, it helps the decision maker to etc……………
Then you move to the second paragraph by addressing the steps mentioned above question. For example; you need to identify and explain what is SWOT analysis? You can start with the history and early beginning use of the SWOT analysis which can be found easily on the net like WIKIPEDIA or any other website (you have to do your homework)
After finishing the above part, you move to talk about the qualitative and quantitative SWOT analysis by describing them and telling examples, one important point you need to emphasize, SWOT analysis can be qualitative and quantitative (again you have to do your home work for some examples “IT IS EASY”)
Upon finishing you move to talk about the limits of SWOT analysis effectiveness.
Last but not least, you talk about the pros & cons of SWOT analysis.
Eventually, you recommend the proper usage of the SWOT analysis (for you company, to help in the strategic decision making) and how other companies (here you use the real life examples) have benefits from this tool.
Hope the above is useful to you, otherwise we need to have talk life for better understanding.