Review the Strategic Management Project Background document.
Review the following terms and concepts discussed this week to prepare for this assignment:
backward vertical integration
forward vertical integration
Create a Word doc and title it Strategic Management Research Journal Part 4.
Write a 525- to 700-word response to the following prompts in your journal entry:
Identify Caterpillar Inc.’s Current short-term and long-term goals.
Evaluate how mergers and acquisitions in the last 3-5 years have contributed to Caterpillar Inc.’s performance and affected its organizational goals.
Assess one merger or Acquisition from the last 5 years and identify the type of integration and how it has impacted Caterpillar Inc.’s performance and affected its organizational goals.
Identify the most critical merger or acquisition since the initial merger in 1925 that has contributed to Caterpillar’s performance and success in achieving organizational goals and determine its type of integration. Defend your choice.
Identify and Evaluate the effectiveness of Caterpillar’s operational plan for global strategies (international, multi-domestic, global-standardization, or transnational). Include supporting research or data.
Note: You will use information from this entry in your presentation due in Week 5.
Check that your paper follows the Journal Writing Requirements for This Course on the main content page.
Check that your Citations and References follow the Citation and Reference Samples on the main content page.
Submit your assignment.
International Strategy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7M1vQTvkx4
Build, Borrow, or Buy: Selecting Successful Paths to Growing Your Company – https://www.europeanfinancialreview.com/build-borrow-or-buy-selecting-successful-paths-to-growing-your-company/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=efbff05976986b32e02cbe2bcec7179572f53f88-1580080317-0-ARinMSDp1PAkJ9Y-pJ5wKPhrAIAQojaMFHzSuBKhtXXLX_NRd6gv88Ph8uQqI0DRD_IABC5gAvwUO_8kfkJCfCrZ9XrUhS2v765llGXtvqBq2BQUtleJve3UM051jL7xpLoCNkhivT_gf6QdmkKR0lx5V6BkX8VZy4NVBX7EftkhH75L_PVU7lxBgwPWLfjPfmqrQeZRnv-fktLVW8mI1sGl3IdbdDB0kZ29oNy6XaSR1vI_s5FRefpB2GzgpMJ5YmgAnH2L7mtVfz5wJ8f1B9d9Jk_xLaSF7oSIs9wZ9ygBw7g77jVjas0_hT6zChkRXiUJwy08Fq-6sDWGOYagTiyBBNyTbPsFWU0GeoJr6Xb9
Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration: What’s the Difference? (includes forward and backward integration) – https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/051315/what-difference-between-horizontal-integration-and-vertical-integration.asp
Research Caterpillar’s Annual Report
Research Yahoo Finance
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