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Public Administration States Agencies

Examine three different state agencies' personnel evaluation systems and compare and contrast them. Please include any references used. Thanks for helping me get started!

Cash Forecasting

The CEO wants a cash flow forecast based on Changepoint AR invoicing information. The new system does not have a programmed report for this, so until a custom report is written, you will need to use an Excel spreadsheet model to forecast incoming cash. Of the company's actual sales, all are credit sales. None are cash

The Trucker's Trial Case Study

Second Case: THE TRUCKER'S TRIALS This case involves a truck driver (Jaime Smith) for a coal company who failed a random drug test. The driver and his/her union grieved the discharge and his/her case is assigned to an arbitration hearing on July 25, 2011. The employer, Appalachian Coal Company, and the United Mine Work

Management development

Please help me with this! Find a recent article (no more than a year old) that identifies KSAs that will be critical for managers in the immediate future. Provide a summary of the article and discuss its management development implications - please cite the article in references.

One of the recent Nobel Prize winners for economics was Oliver E. Williamson, for his work on economic governance and limitations of firms, including the concept of asymmetric information. The text below is to a somewhat humorous, yet applicable, article that relates this concept to monogamy and offers ways to overcome it. Discuss the issue of asymmetric information as posed in the article). Some people sincerely like monogamy; other people sincerely don't. Under the circumstances, it seems wise for everyone to just reveal their proclivities and pair up with people who share their expectations. Unfortunately, I don't see this happening. There is a fundamental flaw with monogamy, but it's not human nature. It's asymmetric information. My key assumption: Most people - even most commitmentphobes - prefer a person who will be true to them. When you announce your religion, you make yourself less desirable to people who reject your religion, but more desirable to people who share it. When you announce your rejection of monogamy, in contrast, you make yourself less desirable even to people who share your rejection. In a world of symmetric information, this wouldn't matter. People would know as much about your proclivities as you do, so there'd be no reason to pretend to be something you're not. But in the real world, no one knows your own preferences better than you do. The result: People pretend to be more monogamous than they really are. This leads to two kinds of dissatisfaction. First, people who are monogamous feel abused and betrayed. Second, people who are not monogamous feel like they "can't be themselves. Taken together, I think these two complaints explain most of the bitterness people feel about the institution of marriage. Based on the Game Theory you studied from the text, and your own research, what solutions can you suggest?

Can you help me with this assignment? One of the recent Nobel Prize winners for economics was Oliver E. Williamson, for his work on economic governance and limitations of firms, including the concept of asymmetric information. The text below is to a somewhat humorous, yet applicable, article that relates this concept to mono

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: John guilty of harassment

Consider the following case: Peggy had been working for a real estate agency for two months. During this time she developed a friendship with another fellow real estate agent, John. John helped Peggy learn the various policies and procedures of the office. During a recent office party John asked if Peggy would be intereste

Decisions in an ever changing economy

A home products discount store is considering expanding its capacity to meet a growing demand for its products. The alternatives are to build a new store, expand and refurbish the old store, or do nothing. Economists have projected the regional economic outlook: a 50% probability that the economy will remain unchanged (stable)

Social, political, technological factors shape direction

What are some examples of how social, political, and technological factors in the external environment play a role in shaping an organization's strategic direction? Suppose that during a SWOT analysis it is discover that the company has a clear advantage in cost of production. How might this factor shape the organization's f

Renault-volvo alliance

Following the french election in march 1993, the CEOs of volvo and renault needed to consider what modifications to their strategic alliance might be suggested by Renauls's impending Privatiazation. Was this the time to merge? What benefits would merger bring that were not already embodied in the alliance? How might a merger tra

The Importance of Control Systems

Why does control matter? Identify three principles that best tell us how to design a control system for an organization. Breifly describe why these principles are important for the development of systems of organization control.

What are 3 characteristics of well-written goals?

Can you help me with this assignment? One of the keys to successful leadership, planning, and communication in an organization is a set of well-laid plans for what you want the organization, your department, or you as an individual to achieve. The process of planning begins with setting appropriate goals. Select an organizat

Motivational research proposal

Can you help me with this assignment? Create a research proposal, given what you know about motivation FROM your research that explores a hypothesis that needs to be examined and incorporates job attitudes, motivation, organizational stressors, and performance. ? Include an introduction, problem statement, research ques

Food and Beverage Management: Appearance, Atmosphere

1. An establishment's appearence is very important. How about their atmosphere? How can you as a manager create and atmosphere were customers keep coming back? 2. Who is more important the FOH or the BOH and why?

Relationship between two events from a design perspective

Assume you are a consultant to the CEO of the XYZ Company. The company manufactures custom electronic components for passenger aircraft. In its thirty-year history XYZ has been organized as a traditional functional bureaucracy. The CEO has brought you in to recommend a solution to what she thinks are two significant problems.

Operations Management Question

Discuss the strategic importance of layout decisions. How can a particular layout impact a company's strategic goals? Provide some specific examples from industry.

Business Research Applications

Describe how "RESEARCH" is used (to improve business) in an organization with which you are familiar and how it can be used more effectively. 1. Overview - an overview of the organization and a brief description of the topic 2. Current Research - what is an example of research currently used in the organization 3. Resear

Influential factor in training, truth of training paradox

1. What is the most influential factor, positive or negative, that affects training? How does this factor influence training? Please provide examples. 2. Is there any truth behind the training paradox? Explain why or why not and use examples for your rationale. 3. What do you think are the key components within a performa

difference between a sample and population mean/standard

Why is there a difference between a sample and population mean/standard deviation or a sample and population proportion? how accurately does the "sample" you discussed represent the actual or potential "population" of data? What steps can you take to improve the probability that decisions you make based on the sample will be rel

US Companies with Global Management Approach

Find some examples of international companies in the United States that demonstrate a global management approach to their operations. Provide some specific examples of practices or strategies that demonstrate this approach. Then answer the following questions: * Why has it become so important for companies to become

Strategic Management: Leadership, Buffering, Structure, Culture

1. What is the relationship between strategy, structure, leadership and culture? How does each affect strategy formulation and strategy implementation? 2. Differentiate between a leader and a manager - what role does each play in the strategic management process? 3. How does one "manage around culture?" How can a firm's

Strategic Management, Pros and cons of organizations

1. Tom Peters (1984) said that your strategy is your structure - agree or disagree. 2. What are the pros and cons of traditional, virtual, and web-based organizations? Which works when and why? 3. Why are alliances, networks, and web-based structures becoming popular? Is there any logic behind these movements? 4. Wha

Strategy implementation, policy vs rule, agency theory

1. Short term objectives and functional tactics implement strategy - why? What problems may occur through this form of strategy implementation? 2. What is a policy? How does it differ from a rule? 3. How does executive compensation factor into the issue of strategy implementation? 4. Research "agency theory" and its

Food and Beverage Management: What are FOH and BOH Job Functions

1. What are FOH and BOH job functions? What are differences and similarities between FOH and BOH employees? What effect do these differences and similarities have on managing a food and beverage operation? 2. What are at least five different staffing challenges specific to a food and beverage operation? What are effects of th

Cognition and Negotiation: Perception distortion

Discuss one implication that you associate with perceptual distortion. How you will apply a method to help you manage perception, cognition, or emotions. One perceptual distortion that you think you have applied to someone or that was applied to you. How did this error affect the situation. How this error would have affec

Hours of production time would you schedule for X and Y

For the four basic configurations that follow, assume that the market is demanding product that must be processed by both Resource X and Resource Y for Cases 1,2,3. For case 4 both resources supply separate buy dependent markets, that is the number of units of output from both X and Y must be equal. Plans are being made to pr