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"You own a portfolio that has 80% invested in asset A, and 20% invested in asset B. Asset A s standard deviation is 10% and asset B s standard deviation is 25%. The correlation coefficient between the two assets is -0.8. The expected return on the portfolio is 15%. The standard deviation for this portfolio is closest to:" Ans

Infosys Technologies, Ltd

Review the case study of "Infosys Technologies, Ltd.". Read that case study and answer the question(s) at the end of the case study. Organizing Sales for Global Software Products Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman of Infosys, has just returned from a trip to the United States. He is known as a capitalist in mind, but a so

Colorado Case

Using the following ethical framework; "Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Justice", analyze this case addressing all four principles of medical ethics. Provide at least a paragraph discussion of each principle related to this case. Nurse causes major hepatitis scare in Colorado Created: 07/11/2009 11:35 AM (

Cause & Effect Diagrams Situations

Problem: Determine a situation in which you could develop a Cause and Effect (C-E) Diagram to help analyze a quality issue at starbucks Assignment Expectations: It is not necessary to develop the diagram. You need to understand the situation and identify the quality issue and the reason that a C-E diagram would be useful. Do

Implementing Future Trends in Training

Visit Teleportec to read about the introduction of holograms for training purposes. This is one example of future trends in training. Discuss your view of how training will be conducted ten years from now. Include in your discussion the changes your view requires of management.

Analysis of Large Scale Change Principles

Think about a change process that you have experienced: a downsizing, an acquisition, an introduction of new technology, the replacement and introduction of a new leader, being put in a new group, the creation of a new enterprise, and so on. Or think of a personal change, such as a change in relationship or a new job. Use the fo

Designing a Cognitive Stimulating Process

Hint/Help: "While most managers may talk about wanting their employees to think outside the box, many organizational and team cultures frown on creativity as it challenges existing authority. Team creativity requires a conscious effort in design. Based on materials from this and previous weeks," (along these lines of answering

Opinion: Was Herman Cain correct to suspend campaign?

In researching this week's topic on effective decisions, I came across an article that has really been in the media lately. The article states that Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told supporters Saturday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which has become hobbled in recent weeks by allegations of sexua

Letter of recommendation for a Business

Mike just finished his bachelor degree in business management, and he is ready to apply for his MBA at Harvard University. He worked at his family Automobile body shop collision and auto sales for 8 years as a salesman, insurance adjuster & a sales and accounting manager, he also have an associate degree in management from X col

Developing a Forecasting Model

A regional hospital is considering the expansion of the ER to accommodate an expected increase in patient loads. Fixed (up-front) costs are equally likely to be any value between 1 and 1.5 million $. For the first year of the project, average variable cost per visit and revenue per visit are expected to be $55 and $165 respe

Effective Arguments and Business Communication

1. How might presenting effective arguments differ in the classroom, daily life, and your job? Would you use different types of supporting evidence to make your argument? Explain. 2. Select a channel used for business communication. What are the advantages and challenges of that form of communication? Provide an example when

Business Consulting Questions

1 What are four potential barriers to change? How might these impede the success of a change initiative? As a consultant, what mitigation strategies might you propose to your client for each of the potential barriers you identified? 2 As a consultant, recognizing resistance from a client is important. Chapter 8 of Flawless

Describe the relationship between supervisory planning and supervisory control. Do planning and control work together and even complement each other, both in the short-term and in the long-term, or not? Can one exist without the other?

Describe the relationship between supervisory planning and supervisory control. In what ways are planning and control independent processes, and in what ways do they go hand-in-hand? How does an effective supervisor apply planning and control to achieve success and high productivity for his or her team? Describe a sp

Queuing Analysis: Deliveries clogging the loading dock area

See attached Excel file. Deliveries clogging the loading dock area How often do we have more than 5 trucks, more than 6 trucks, and more than 7 trucks. What is the highest number of trucks we may have in the system with a 95% probability? And then, assuming the arrival rate of the deliveries does not change, what does the

Evaluation models: Kirkpatrick Model for training evaluations

See attached file. One of the best known models for evaluation is the Kirkpatrick Model. The levels of evaluation describe there are used as guides for organizations applying for training awards. Search the internet on "Kirkpatrick Model" to find documentation about this model. Post 1-3 paragraphs comparing this model with th

Michael Plumb's job shop: Distance in feet between work areas

Michael Plumb's job shop has four work areas, A, B, C, and D. Distance between centers of the work areas are attatched in Excel. Work pieces moved per week between work areas are attached in Excel. It costs Michael $1 to move 1 work piece 1 foot. The weekly total material handling cost of the layout= $___

Operations management: Bakery demand, standard deviation

A bakery wants to determine how many trays of doughnuts it should prepare each day. Demand is normal with a mean of 5 trays and standard deviation of 1 tray. If the owner wants a service level of at least 95% how many trays should he prepare (round to the nearest whole tray)? Assume doughnuts have no salvage value after the d

Life-long Learning

A basic definition of continuous learning provided by Carter McNamara (1999) of Authenticity Consulting, LLC is, "If the learner can view life (including work) as a learning program, then the learner can continue to learn from almost everything in life. As a result, the learner continues to expand his or her capacity for living,

cross training

Does this cross training motivate employees to work as a team or does it cause anxiety because employees feel like anybody can do their job? Please explain. Discuss how conflict can be beneficial in the group environment----identify a particular group or organization and describe how conflict in a particular area is beneficia

Research of strategic management

Outline the research approach you will use for the Strategic Plan for PNC Financial Services Group Inc. within the Mortgage division, Include the following: ââ?¬¢ How you intend to validate the organizational vision, mission, and values statements ââ?¬¢ Sources you expect to use to perform an external environme

Creation of a Resume for Entry into an MBA program

You just finished your bachelor degree in business management, and you are ready to apply for your MBA at Harvard University. You worked at your family automobile body shop collision and auto sales for 8 years as a salesman, insurance adjuster & a sales and accounting manager. You also have an associate degree in management from

Management Responsibilities and Shareholders

Please help answer the following question about management responsibilities. Include references. What are some actions an entrenched management might take that would harm shareholders?

Coffee Shop Management Model

You are starting up a new coffee shop that will be Wi-Fi accessible and will have 3 locations within a 50-mile radius. You expect to need about 10 employees per store. You know that controlling costs will be very important, and you also know that customers must feel comfortable in your shop if they are to become frequent custome

Forecasting schedule is a difficult thing to do. In addition to other methods; methods for computing software schedule include the use of estimation software from your size and effort estimations and use of historical data - which probably includes experience as well. When you combine these with algorithmic approaches such as COCOMO, do you think it's possible to get a clear estimate?

Forecasting schedule is a difficult thing to do. In addition to other methods; methods for computing software schedule include the use of estimation software from your size and effort estimations and use of historical data - which probably includes experience as well. When you combine these with algorithmic approaches such a

Managing people to perform at Axis, Inc.

Managing People to Perform Axis Inc. has instituted new ââ?¬Å"flexibleââ?¬Â? guidelines around appropriate attire, including piercings and tattoos. Along with all her colleagues, Rebecca Que, an Assistant Manager at Axis, received a printed copy of the new standards ââ?¬" and theyââ?¬â?¢re still sitting in the

Taxation When Relocating your Company to another country

Taxation is a topic that a company needs to consider when considering relocating some business to another country. In other words, how expensive is it to do business in a particular foreign country? How would this question relate to Japan? Which types of foreign corporations are taxed in Japan? Are there any ways to avoi