Wk 4 – Apply: Signature Assignment: Strategic Management Paper–Journal Part 4

Review the Strategic Management Project Background document.

Review the following terms and concepts discussed this week to prepare for this assignment:

vertical integration
taper integration
backward vertical integration
forward vertical integration
strategic alliances
global strategy
international strategy

Create a Word doc and title it Strategic Management Research Paper/Journal Part 4.

Write a 700-word response to the following sections in your paper/journal:

Identify Caterpillar Inc.’s 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. 
Determine the most critical merger or acquisition that has contributed to Caterpillar’s performance and success in achieving organizational goals. Defend your choice.
Evaluate the effectiveness of Caterpillar’s operational plan for global strategies (international, multi-domestic, global-standardization, or transnational). Include supporting research or data.
Submit your assignment Paper/Journal as a 7th edition APA Microsoft Word document to include a Title page, Introduction, body, conclusion, and Reference page.
Please Review the Assignment Format Sample APA paper attached below: