Please read the case that I provided and write a research paper. Please note tha


Please read the case that I provided and write a research paper.
Please note that your report is to address a practical question and should add value to practicing managers. Theories (e.g., concepts and frameworks) are powerful tools that can assist your analysis, but they are also just tools. Your applications of various theories to the case provide a very useful basis for your report, but they should not be the report itself. Thus, the focus of your report should not be about theories you have learned from the textbook, but about what issues you address, what your recommendations are, and how you plan to implement your recommendations. Practicing managers care about the quality of your recommendations and the supporting analyses, not about what theories you have used. I have included below a report template for your reference.
0. Executive summary – Briefly summarize the key issue/decision point facing the organization and with brief justification. – Optional section. You could briefly note the alternatives you have considered, but you don’t have to. – State your recommendation and with brief justification. – Briefly summarize your implementation plan (not required for the mid-term project). 1. Key issue/decision point – Explain what the most important strategic issue facing the organization is (and the corresponding decision point). – You could also note other salient strategic and operational issues in this section (which are to be dealt with in the implementation plan), but should make it clear what is the most important strategic issue you will focus on in your report. 2. Alternative assessment – Preferably, each alternative should be meaningfully labeled. – Briefly describe each alternative and follow with the pros/cons. – Though not always necessary, it is preferable to include a synthesized assessment of each alternative after the pros/cons. 3. Recommendation
– Clearly state what alternative(s) you recommend and briefly recap your rationale. Should you recommend multiple alternatives, be clear about the relationships between them (e.g., prioritization). 4. Appendix: Your six most important insights from your Diamond-E analysis of the organization’s current strategy (each point should be less than 60 words) – In a real-world consulting report, you usually would not need such an appendix. However, it is required for the project in this course because a Diamond-E analysis of the current strategy should be the basis of your strategic analysis and it is very important that you know how to apply the Diamond-E framework to your analysis of an actual organization. – In this appendix, please add a subsection and simply write down your six most important insights from your Diamond-E analysis of the organization’s current strategy, especially those that are useful to support the arguments in your report.


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