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  10. There should be at least 18 referred sources for your assignment. All sources must be mentioned in the in-text citation and the reference list. If there in-text citation and references do not match, the institute reserve the right to reject the assignment.
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You are required to choose a business organisation with which you are familiar in order to identify the organisation’s competitive strategies.
In addition, you are asked to identify different business organisations in a similar industry to allow for informative comparisons to be made.
You are advised to check with your tutor that your choice of business organisation is appropriate.

Task 1 of 1 – Business Report 

Prepare a business report, to be presented to the Directors of your chosen company.

You must include the following in your business report:

  1. An analysis, using relevant academic theories, of internal and external organisational factors affecting your chosen business organisation.
  2. An evaluation of the business resources in your chosen business organisation that are used to meet its organisation’s objectives.
  3. An evaluation of key performance measurement systems.
  4. An explanation of the financial analysis techniques used by business organisations.
  5. An application of financial analysis systems and techniques to assess the financial performance of the final accounts of your chosen business organisation. For comparison, you should assess the Annual Reports of at least two of the business organisations that you have studied.
  6. An explanation of the role of culture in creating a strategy.
  7. An analysis of the role of change management.
  8. An analysis of the role and effect of culture on change management.
  9. An evaluation of key financial theories.
  10. An assessment of strategic implementation techniques using balanced scorecard and portfolio management tools.
  11. An application of stakeholder analysis for your chosen business organisation.

          The stakeholder analysis should include:
• An analysis of the significance of stakeholder analysis.
• An analysis of business expansion methods and their impact on stakeholders.
• An application of stakeholder analysis to your chosen business organisation.
• Return and risk computations.
• An explanation of the concepts of corporate and business valuation techniques.


• 1x Business Report


• 1x Business Report – 4500 words

A comprehensive Harvard style reference list must be included at the end of the work that represents the in-text citations used in reference to the published work. (both in-text citations and Reference list is required)
This assignment requires 18-20 different referred sources. Please use sources that are new and updated and avoid utilizing sources that are not more than 3 years old.

Evidence to be submitted:
• Business Report – 4500 words