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BUSI 4940: Business Policy

This guide provides information and links to resources to help you complete assignments for the BUSI 4940: Business Policy capstone course.

Introduction

Welcome to the library course guide for BUSI 4940: Business Policy! This guide provides helpful information and links so you can successfully complete your external analysis, internal analysis, and strategy and forecasting team assignments. In addition, you will find resources on how to put together an excellent PowerPoint presentation for your final team project.

Also, be sure and sign up for your free subscription to the Wall Street Journal. This subscription is courtesy of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business.

Need help? Contact Yvonne Dooley, your business librarian, at yvonne.dooley@unt.edu or (940) 565-3980.

How do I get started?

Below you will find links to resources about The Kroger Company to get you started on your class assignments. Each one is designated by: 1) a heading describing the resource, 2) information about the website or database the resource came from, and 3) the formal citation for the resource in APA format, where applicable.

Industry Classification:

Access the North American Industry Classification System from the United States Census Bureau website for industry codes like the one below:

The classification code for "Grocery Stores" is 445110

Industry Report:

Access the library database, IBIS World, for industry reports like the one below (you must login with your EUID and password for remote access):

Fernandez, C. (2020, November). U. S. industry (NAICS) report 44511: Supermarkets & grocery stores in the U. S. IBISWorld. Web. 7 May. 2021. https://my-ibisworld-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/us/en/industry/44511/about

Company History:

Access the library database, Business Insights Global, for company histories like the one below (you must login with your EUID and password for remote access):

The Kroger Co. (2021). In S. Robertson & N. Schlager (Eds.), International Directory of Company Histories (Vol. 233). Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press. Retrieved from Business Insights Global. Web. 7 May 2021. https://bi-gale-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/global/article/GALE%7CI2501325903/004eb333f42ce37e0d0a2651633e001d?u=txshracd2679

Annual Report:

Company annual reports can be found in a variety of ways. Below is a link to the most recent annual report for The Kroger Company from their website, which can be found under the "Investors" tab at https://www.thekrogerco.com/.

The Kroger Co. (2019). Notice of 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, 2020 proxy statement, and 2019 annual report on form 10-Khttp://s1.q4cdn.com/137099145/files/doc_financials/2019/ar/2019-Annual-Report.pdf

SWOT Analysis:

Access the library database, Business Insights Global, for SWOT analyses like the one below (you must login with your EUID and password for remote access):

GlobalData. (2020, July). The Kroger Co – Financial and strategic analysis review. Retrieved from Business Insights Global. Web. 7 May 2021. https://bi-gale-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/global/showpdf?pdfdocid=305040_GDRT30797FSA

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