1. Discuss the elements of strategic management and explain why it is
crucial to an organization’s survival. Excluding the examples from the
textbook, give an example of a company that failed as a result of poor
strategic management. Explain the difference between a strategy and a
business model. Please discuss in 200-250 words. 2. Prior to entering this discussion, review section 4 of the Environmental-Trend Analysis in the Abraham’s textbook.As you have learned in this week’s readings, many businesses exist in dynamic markets that pose unique economic, political, and technological challenges. Select a medium-
to large-sized, publicly traded corporation that currently exists in a
challenging business environment. Refer to the seven common categories
of trend analysis as laid out in your textbook: Economic, regulatory/legislative, political, demographic, sociocultural, attitude/lifestyle,
and technological. Research the company online by accessing the Mergent
Ashford University Library online database which offers company
financials, descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and
directors. Also, access the Business Insights: Global Ashford
University Library online database which offers information on global
companies and industries. It includes environment analysis, market share
data, financial reports, case studies, business news, and company
comparison charts. (View the Mergent tipsheet and Business Insights tipsheet documents for suggested methods of searching Ashford University Library databases generally,
as well as specific advice for searching these two databases). You can
always conduct research using credible online sources of corporate
financial information, just be sure that wherever you obtain financial
information that you cite your source. Use this Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. document for guidance. Choose
one of the seven categories to use as a basis of analysis for this
discussion. Ensure that the time frame is now and that the challenges
are continuing.In your initial post of at least 200 words,Provide a general description of the publicly traded company you chose.
Describe the challenges facing the company in the chosen category of analysis.Assess its current performance in your chosen category of analysis.
Forecast its projected performance in your chosen category of analysis.Evaluate impending opportunities or challenges that result from your environmental scan. Textbook Link: Abraham, S. (2012). Strategic management for organizations [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/