Assignment Questions:

Q1. Using no more than two sentences, describe AutoZone’s strategy. (1 Mark)

Q2. Based on Michael Porter’s discussion of the characteristics of an effective strategy, does AutoZone have a good strategy for growth? Explain. (1 Mark)

Q3. To what extent is AutoZone following the five steps of the strategic-management process? (1 Mark)

Q4. Conduct an environmental scan or SWOT analysis of AutoZone’s current reality and recommend whether the company’s current strategy is poised to succeed. (2 Marks)


Assignment Workload:

  • This Assignment consists of a Caselet.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-2 students will able to understand the

  • Apply knowledge and techniques of strategic planning and decision making. (Lo2.1)
  • Apply knowledge and function effectively on teamwork activities, management skills to create a development plan (Lo3.4)
  • Answer questions related to case study.

Assignment Regulation:

  • All students are encouraged to use their own words.
  • Student must apply “Times New Roman Font” with 1.5 space within their reports.
  • A mark of zero will be given for any submission that includes copying from other resource without referencing it.
  • Assignment -2 should be submitted on or before the end of Week-11.
  • If the assignment shows more than 25% plagiarism, the students would be graded zero.

Assignment Structure:

A.NoTypeMarks
Assignment-2Caselet5
Total 5
       

Assignment-2

Please go to Chapter 6 “Strategic Management” available in your textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 7th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., at the end of the Chapter read Case: “Putting AutoZone into Drive” and answer the following questions:

  • Assignment Questions:

Q1. Using no more than two sentences, describe AutoZone’s strategy. (1 Mark)

Q2. Based on Michael Porter’s discussion of the characteristics of an effective strategy, does AutoZone have a good strategy for growth? Explain. (1 Mark)

Q3. To what extent is AutoZone following the five steps of the strategic-management process? (1 Mark)

Q4. Conduct an environmental scan or SWOT analysis of AutoZone’s current reality and recommend whether the company’s current strategy is poised to succeed. (2 Marks)

  • Due date for the submission of Assignment-1:
  • Assignment -2 should be posted in the Black Board by Week-9.
  • The due date for the submission of Assignment-2 is end of Week 11.
  • Instructions for the students:
  • Assignment has to be in Word format only.

1. First page of the assignment is the cover page, it should be filled with

  • Course Code (MGT101) and Course Title (Principles of Management) and CRN-
  • Student Name and ID. Number
  • Date of Submission

2. Second page should be Assignment question

3. After the question page then present your answer

4. Finally your file should be saved as Word Doc like ID.NO- MGT101 A-2 STUDENT NAME.doc [only CAPITAL LETTERS]

   [Example.] 170058384-MGT101 A-2 BANDAR ALGHAMDI.doc

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