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Accelerated Management Program - Assignment

Reflect on different perspectives on a business decision and evaluate a business decision and its associated rationale.

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In this assignment, we need to answer questions based on Blue Wolf's purchase of the Neenah Plant

Accelerated Management Program - Assignment

Reflect on different perspectives on a business decision and evaluate a business decision and its associated rationale.

   Added on 2022-08-12

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Learning outcomes:
LO3: Reflect on different perspectives on a business decision.
LO4: Evaluate a business decision and its associated rationale.
1. Instructions and guidelines (Read carefully)
1. Insert your name and surname in the space provided above, as well as in the file
name. Save the file as: First name Surname M8 U2 Activity Submission e.g.
Lilly Smith M8 U2 Activity Submission. NB: Please ensure that you use the name
that appears in your participant profile on the Online Campus.
2. Write all your answers in this document. There is an instruction that says, “Start
writing here” under each question. Please type your answer there.
3. Submit your assignment in Microsoft Word only. No other file types will be
4. Do not delete the plagiarism declaration or the assignment instructions and
guidelines. They must remain in your assignment when you submit.
PLEASE NOTE: Plagiarism cases will be investigated in line with the Terms and
Conditions for Participants.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please ensure that you have checked your program calendar for
the due date for this assignment.
1. There are 5 pages and 1 question in this assignment.
2. Make sure that you have carefully read and fully understood the questions before
answering them. Answer the questions fully but concisely and as directly as
possible. Follow all specific instructions for individual questions (e.g., “list,” “in point
3. Answer all questions in your own words. Do not copy any text from the notes,
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2. Grade allocation
The question is worth 30 points. However, you will only receive a final percentage and
will not be given individual grades for the sections of the question. Use the grading rubric
to see how points will be allocated.
3. Questions
In this final activity submission, reflect on the business decision Blue Wolf made
regarding the purchase of the Neenah plant. Draw on the knowledge you have gained in
this module to complete this activity. Address the following questions in your reflection:
How realistic are Blue Wolf’s plans to buy and turn the plant around?
If you were a Blue Wolf stakeholder or board member, would you accept, reject,
or alter the course of action? Why?
Which factors are key to consider in order to make an informed decision about
this case? Why?
(Max. 500 words)
Start writing here:
The capital management company, blue wolf has the strategy of investing in
distressed companies, which have a probability of being turn around. Thus the company
seeks to find companies which are in distress, but have a strong business as its core and
has the probability of being turn around in the future.
The company Pictou pulp was for sale in the year 2008, which was the beginning
of the global recession. The recession caused by the housing bubble along with the
credit crisis affected all the industries and spread to almost every country. Thus due to
the global recession many lumbering industries went for a closure, while some had to lay
almost most of their employee to still be in business.
The competition in the industry was getting reduced due to the closure of many
companies in the industry. Thus, it would lead the company to get an advantage over the
industry due to less concentration. However, at that point of time since every industry
was going through a recession, a turnaround of the economy is possible in the future
which can lead to the rise in the profits for the company. |
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