Discuss the elements of a SWOT analysis. What elements to all SWOT analyses have in common?

Review the SWOT Analysis information located in Chs. 2 and 3 of the Strategic Management textbook, and additional University Library sources found on the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings page to see the types of information that companies or industries include.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Discuss the elements of a SWOT analysis.  What elements to all SWOT analyses have in common?  Why might some be different?
  • Identify the elements the team considers most important and that would be included in a SWOT conducted by the team. Why were these chosen?
  • Explain the purpose of a SWOT analysis.  What are the alternatives?
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the SWOT analysis.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.