write an analysis of how Information Technology/Information Systems (IT/IS) is or could impact EACH of the 5 forces

write an analysis of how Information Technology/Information Systems (IT/IS) is or could impact EACH of the 5 forces

Do some research to find an organization that is selling a product or a service. Using the Five Forces Model, write an analysis of how Information Technology/Information Systems (IT/IS) is or could impact EACH of the 5 forces (positively or negatively) in your chosen organization. For a richer analysis, feel free to discuss and reference any other strategic models or material from the text, but remember you MUST analyze the firm with respect to IT/IS and each of the forces. A grading rubric is also posted on BB along with these instructions.

Choose an organization that allows for a robust discussion. This includes firms you may know about or can find information about (via interviews, readings, research etc.).

This work should show that you clearly understand each of the forces, you understand how each force is impacting your organization, and you understand the role IT/IS either is having or could have with respect to each force.

You should be specific; general statements without examples or detail will not be well received. You may find that your firm is not using IT/IS to impact a particular force (as far as you can tell). Stretch yourself to come up with possibilities as to how they COULD use IT/IS for positive impact. Again, be specific. Do not simply say “they need an information system for customers.” Rather, be certain to describe what type of system (or functionality of the system) you would recommend and why this system would make a difference.

This is a formal paper and should be free of grammar, word usage, and sentence structure errors. The paper must be well organized and free of typos. All work MUST be cited in both a Works Cited page and inside the text. All group members should proofread the final draft CAREFULLY prior to submission.

No page length rule. Just get the job done – well. Each team member should contribute equally Please do not assign a different person to write sections of the paper and expect to just tie them together. This will lead to a fragmented paper and will not earn a solid grade. You should discuss the material (that each member contributes to) and come up with a cohesive product that flows well and meets all requirements.

YOU MUST SUBMIT PEER Review statements IN CLASS or Your grade will be drastically reduced if the review is NOT received. The reviews should follow the guidelines of the peer reviews that accompanied your previous group work.

A WELL DEVELOPED SUBMISSION should include the following material/discussions:

I. Introduction./Description of the Firm (This section is mainly devoted to facts about the firm to the “what”) its industry, its market, its competitive position (in general) including but not limited to the following: What kind of firm located where? i.e. medium sized manufacturing firm in the Midwest. What are their products/services or type of products/services? (what do they sell?)

II. Analysis Section. (Bulk of paper. Develop discussions well. Support your comments well – “So What”)

Buyer Power

Who are the firm’s buyers?

Describe buyer power (How powerful are buyers in this firm and industry?)

How is firm currently using IT/IS to impact Buyer Power? Be specific.

If not, how could they use IT/IS to impact Buyer Power? Or additional ways. Be specific.

If you find no evidence of IT/IS use to impact Buyer Power, then think of how they could What are the implications of this use (or lack of use) of IT/IS?

How is this helping or hurting the firm?

Supplier Power

Who are the firm’s suppliers? Describe supplier power (How powerful are suppliers in this firm and industry?)

How is the firm currently using IT/IS to impact Supplier Power? Be specific If not, how could they use IT/IS to impact Supplier Power?

Or additional ways. Be specific If you find no evidence of IT/IS use to impact Supplier Power, then think of how they could What are the implications of this use (or lack of use) of IT/IS?

How is this helping or hurting the firm?

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