Written Case Business Analysis
Choose from Alibaba, Nike, or Lâ€™OrealAlibaba (case is located at the end of Chapter 9)Nike (case is located at the end of Chapter 13)Lâ€™Oreal (case is located at the end of Chapter 16)Written Case Content:The written case should be a minimum of 10 pages and include in-depth analysis and research. APA formatting should be used – APA Formatting reference. The title and references pages should NOT be part of the total page count.As some of the material in the textbook may no longer be applicable, your case should include current research on the organization to identify recent and relevant issues for your analysis.The case MUST include the following clearly-identified four sections: 1) Identification of the strategic issues and problems. This section contains a focused paragraph defining the problem. A problem well-defined is half solved therefore your analysis must contain a clear statement as to the underlying problem facing the organization. Specify the constraints and options available to the organization. 2) Analysis and evaluation. This section contains thoughtful and succinct assessment of industry, market, buyer behavior and organization. Be careful not to restate case information, rather focus on assessment and interpretation of the facts, qualitative and quantitative data and management views. A SWOT analysis framework should be included as it is one of the useful tools to use in case analysis. This section should also present three alternative courses of actions with pros and cons analysis for each alternative. 3) Recommendations. This section presents set of recommendations chosen from the alternatives discussed in the previous section. Make sure those recommendations are coming out of your assessment of the situation. Recommendations should be operational and realistic in the given case situation.4) References. In addition to the textbook, please include at least three to five references in your case study. References should be business journals, periodicals, and websites. Wikipedia and blogs are not acceptable. References should be cited throughout your paper where applicable.