Free Enterprise Assignment for Chapter 5 Business Organizations
The student will research a company of personal choice and report to the class the following information about the company in a Prezi, Google Slide, or Powerpoint Application...
- Go to the Fortune 500 web site at:
Fortune 500 Companies List
- From the alphibetical listing of Fortune 500 companies appearing in that category, click around and choose one company that personally interests you.
- Research the answers to the following questions - Financial information can be found using the Quote Lookup box on the right side of the page . . . HERE!
- Name of the Company -
- Fortune 500 Rank -
- Revenues for the latest complete year -
- Profits for the latest complete year -
- Trend in change of profits and revenues in the recent past.
- Market symbol of the company -
- Address of headquarters -
- Last price per share of stock -
- Current and previous Fortune 500 rank -
- Description of industry -
- Products and or services manufactured and sold by that company
- List of other companies owned by that company and description of the type of corporate combination.
- Very brief three sentence history of the company including date founded, by whom, first products produced, how they were sold, how they were advertised
Using the data you just acquired, along with your creative cognitive abilities answer the following questions...
- How does, and will, Earth's current and predicted climate change affect this company right now? 10 years from now? 100? What are the three most important things that this company can do to prepare for the comming global changes in climate?
- How does America's war on terror affect this company right now? What are the three most important things that this company can do to protect itself and its investments from the effects of this war?
- How does economic globalization affect this company right now? What are the three most important things that this company, can do to insure its profitability in a global market?
- What type of companies and in which industries do you think are the best type for this company to purchase if it wants to create a vertical combination of production? A horizontal combination? A conglomeration? List one example of each.
Assignment Point Value - 90 points