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●The Assignment must be submi

●The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
●Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
●Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
●Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
●Late submission will NOT be accepted.
●Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
●All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
●Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Learning Outcomes:
CLO1. Recognize the basic concepts and terminology used in Strategic Management.
CLO2.Describe the different issues related to environmental scanning, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation in diversified organizations
CLO.4.Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation.
Critical Thinking:
Question 1. (5 marks)
a.What is a learning organization? Discuss why is this approach to strategic management better than the more traditional top-down approach in which strategic planning is primarily done by top management.2 marks (max 350 words)
b.Give an example of a learning organization from the SAUDI market. Describe the mission statement and vision of this organization. In which way this organization is considered a learning organization? Is it successful? Justify.3 marks (max 350 words)

Question 2. (5 marks)
c.Discuss how the strategic vision of CEO/top management contributes to successful management of the cultural change in organisations? 1 mark (max 200 words)
d.Identify various methods which companies can use to manage cultural change? 1 mark (max 200 words)
e.Discuss the criteria(s) which can be used to choose a particular method of managing cultural change? 1 mark (max 200 words)
f.Identify and describe the cultural change management used in any Saudi Arabian company in the past 5 years? 2 marks (max 300 words)

Note. To improve your answers, you are requested to use at least 5 recent scientific references, following the APA style.

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