Research Project On First Data

(2) Review of the Hilton International sample Research Project. The Research Project MUST include the Financial Analysis of your First Data.

(5) APA Formatted Paper: Double-spaced 12 point Times New Roman font. 1″ left and right side margins. 1″ top and bottom margins. APA first page header. APA last name/page number header for all pages.

(6) Proper APA Citations: The Research Project MUST have all direct quotes, paraphrased material, facts, and figures properly cited with an APA in-text citation at the end of the sentences where material from your sources was used. A corresponding listing in APA format MUST be included under a References section at the end of the Research Project. Failure to properly cite sources is plagiarism, which will result in a zero. Note that using “According to…” is NOT a substitute for an APA in-text citation.

(7) High-Quality Sources: 12 or more high-quality sources; all properly cited.

(8) Sufficient Length (without cover page): 15 double-spaced pages for a full strategic assessment of the company.

(9) Components: The Research Project MUST include all of the following components:

A. Introduction

B. Situational Analysis:

B1. A brief overview of the firm, including a mission/vision analysis: Written Assignment #1*

B2. Internal analysis of strengths and weaknesses, including a relevant financial analysis: Written Assignment #4* including the Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) Matrix and a Relevant Financial Analysis

B3. External analysis of firm’s opportunities and threats: Written Assignment #3* including External Factor Evaluation (EFE) Matrix.

C. Industry analysis using Porter’s Five Forces or other relevant model: Written Assignment #2* including the Five Forces Chart.

D. Net assessment and critique of the viability and strategic potential of the firm’s current strategy, or an elucidation and evaluation of the strategic alternatives available for recommendation by the student.

E. References

(10) Carefully Proofread: Please review your Research Project for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Note: 1. The content of the Written Assignments #1, #2, #3, and #4 will be used as “building blocks” for the Research Project

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