Essay on Apple Innovation Strategy

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A School of Business STR/581 Strategic Planning & Implementation Whenever there is any question including about what assignments are due, this syllabus is considered the ruling document.

Point Values for Course Assignments

ASSIGNMENTS | Points | Individual (90%) | | Participation (All Six Weeks) 180 Pts | | Week 1 | 30 | Week 2 | 30 | Week 3 | 30 | Week 4 | 30 | Week 5 | 30 | Week 6 | 30 | Ethics Reflection Paper (Week 1) | 60 | Research Proposal (Week 2) | 20 | External and Internal Environmental Analysis (Week 3)
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* Week 1 Deliverables Assignment | Individual or Learning Team | Location | Due | Bio | Individual | Chat | 5/4/2011 | DQ 1 | Individual | Main | 5/4/2011 | DQ 2 | Individual | Main | 5/7/2011 | Ethics Reflection Paper | Individual | Assignments link | 5/9/2011 | Proposed Company for approval | Individual | Assignments link | 5/9/2011 | Form Learning Teams | Team/Group | OLS | 5/5/2011 | Participation | Individual | Main | 5/3-5/9 |

Week Two

External Environmental Scanning * Analyze an organization’s remote environment. * Analyze an organization’s industry environment. * Analyze an organization’s external operating environment.
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------------------------------------------------- Course Assignments Readings * Read Ch. 3 & 4 of Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage. * Read Ch. 4 & 5 of Strategic Management. * Read Ch. 9 of The Strategy Process. * View the video by Chris Anderson on innovation * * Individual Assignment: Research Proposal * * Write a proposal of no more than 750 words, outlining the research approach you will use for the Strategic Plan for your start-up company, which also cover, how you intend to validate the organizational vision, mission, and values statements, and the sources you expect to use to perform an external and external environmental analysis. (Part of week six)

* Learning Team Assignment: Innovation
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