Write an essay of a minimum of 1200 words, addressing the questions and prompts below. Your essay should demonstrate a clear understanding of the key terms and concepts from the READ and ATTEND assignments for this unit. You must organize your work using headings formatted in APA style. The research requirement is at least two scholarly journal articles, and the course textbook. Indicate your research through in-text citations and a list of references.
Conduct an online search, and write a brief summary of two to three issues of strategic significance that AutoZone has encountered within the past 12 months. Sources used to respond to this prompt should be credible, but not necessarily scholarly.
Analyze how AutoZone has responded to changes in each of the four categories of macroenvironmental forces. In your analysis, use a separate paragraph for each macroenvironmental force.
In which one of the four macroenvironmental forces does AutoZone have the greatest opportunity? In which one of the four macroenvironmental forces does AutoZone face the greatest threat?
What can AutoZone do to counteract commoditization in its industry?
Textbook(s) used in course is Parnell, J.A. (2021). Strategic management: Theory and practice (6th ed). Academic Media