Business organization analysis :study question

Answer the questions

Please reference and cite all your sources in accordance with the APA style. you could have provided an organizational example (Walmart) in order to have illustrated this point better, (detail required for your answer). No Plagiarism.

  1. Explain Porter’s five basic forces of competition.
  2. Gitman says that the goal of a firm is to maximize the wealth of its owners. What can financial managers do to achieve this end?
  3. The Joint Management Improvement Program of the U.S. government’s Chief Financial Council presents 18 core competencies for management analysts and financial specialists. Which three of the competencies do you think are most important for level one (entry level) people? Explain.


Required Content:




Porter, M. (1979). How competitive forces shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, Retrieved from

Unit Notes
Unit 7 Notes:   Marketing

Unit 8


Gitman, L. J. (2003). Principles of managerial finance. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education Inc. Retrieved from


A Joint Project of the Human Resources Committee of the Chief Financial Officers Council and the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program. (1998). Core competencies in financial management for management analysts and financial specialistsJoint Financial Management Improvement Program. Retrieved from

Business Case Studies. (n.d.). Coffee – The supply chain: A Nestlé case study. Business Case Studies. Retrieved from

Unit Notes

Unit 8 Notes: Finance