As members of the senior management team of Able Corporation, your group has been asked to prepare a neat and organized report for the Strategic Officers Steering Committee (SOS-C) of Walden International, the parent company of Able Corporation. The purpose of this paper is to obtain permission from them to go forward with the next step (developing a full blown business plan) for Able's strategic initiative to break into the global marketplace. Your group's paper should discuss (at a minimum):
A complete SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, including at least five factors from each category and full explanations of why each factor is important and why it was placed in the category) of the environment that exists within Able and the environment Able is proposing.
A preliminary outline of the business plan to be developed for Able's strategic initiative
A rudimentary mission statement
Key operating principles
A preliminary market analysis
The one-year, five-year, and ten-year strategic objectives of the strategic initiatives presented as one strategic proposal for each timeframe (three strategic proposals in all) complete with implementation plans, potential ramifications, and feedback mechanisms *
The additional material that your group considers necessary to support the case for going forward with Able's global strategic initiative—this is not optional, you must input additional material. Notes:
Background information on Able Corporation can be found in the Unit 1 Individual Project assignment. Your work MUST include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Reports without citations may not earn any higher grade than a ‘C’ letter grade. Your report should contain an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper. Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa. Deliverable Length: There is no set deliverable length for this assignment. As a graduate business student, you are required to provide a well-researched and analyzed comprehensive response to every assignment question. Brief, vague, generic, or non-definitive responses will not earn good grades. This assignment requires a minimum of nine (9) scholarly sources. You are welcome and encouraged to use the David text book and the course materials that came for this course; however, make sure to use a minimum of at least nine (9) scholarly sources as well.