Strategic management Research journal part 4

Review the following terms and concepts discussed this week to prepare for this assignment:· vertical integration· taper integration· backward vertical integration· forward vertical integration· strategic alliances· global strategy· international strategy· innovation Create a Word doc and title it Strategic Management Research Journal Part 4.Write a 525- to 700-word response to the following prompts in your journal entry:Identify Caterpillar Inc.’s Current short-term and long-term goals.Evaluate how mergers and acquisitions from 3-5 years ago have contributed to Caterpillar Inc.’s performance and affected its organizational goals. Assess one merger or Acquisition from the last 5 years and identify the type of integration and how it has impacted Caterpillar Inc.’s performance and affected its organizational goals.Identify the most critical merger or acquisition since the initial merger in 1925 that has contributed to Caterpillar’s performance and success in achieving organizational goals and determine its type of integration. Defend your choice.Identify and Evaluate the effectiveness of Caterpillar’s operational plan for global strategies (international, multi-domestic, global-standardization, or transnational). Include supporting research or data.Note: You will use information from this entry in your presentation due in Week 5.Submit your assignment.Check that your paper follows the Written Assignments Requirements on the main content page.Check that your Citations and References follow the Citation and Reference Samples on the main content page.Resources· Build, Borrow, or Buy: Selecting Successful Paths to Growing Your Company· Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration: What’s the Difference? (includes forward and backward integration)· International Strategy· Research Caterpillar’s Annual Report· Research Yahoo Finance· Center for Writing Excellence