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Issues and case analysis

When working in the area of strategic management, you will often be asked to look at what appears to be a strategic initiative on the part of another company and speculate as to what the strategy behind the initiative really is. In other words, what is the company really trying to do and why? You will find that you have to use y

Power within an Organization

Please see attached file. This assignment is based on the following questions below: Below are three response that were submitted based on the two questions above, all that I require is some assistance with the response to each of the three responses below: First response by: A.S. 1. The most powerful people in the

Kirkpatrick Levels of Learning Evaluations

Explain the relationships between 5 types of learning evaluations (e.g. Kirkpatrick levels). The levels are (1) Reaction Level, (2) Learning Level, (3) Behavior Level, (4) Performance Level, and (5) Results Level. Please identify the key characteristics of the situation that demands that type of evaluation.

Manufacturing Parameters

Manufacturers have to establish parameters for what is to be produced and in what quantity. How does utilizing a supply contract aid both parties in terms of their roles/responsibilities involving the supply chain?

Teaching Organizations

Use USA Property Fund Inc. to answer the following questions: (1) Describe the framework developed for creating a teaching organization. (2) Identify and describe the first five steps in creating a teaching organization. (3) Analyze and describe the rationale for each step.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment,

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

List at least ten ways to climb the corporate ladder. Consider job performance, communications skills, and leadership, just to name a few. Consider roadblocks that may prevent one from climbing the corporate ladder. Select one of the ways listed and consider the consequences of it. What could backfire and actually stop the

Mission or Vision

The first step for developing operating mechanisms is to establish a mission or vision for the organization. The mission or vision gives the organization direction, momentum, and commitment. It lends meaning and identity to the organization and guides the organization. What is the mission of your organization? What is the missi

Developing Learning Outcomes

Review the lesson you described in the Unit 1 IP. (see attached) Write a brief summary of the lesson. Develop 5 terminal course objectives (TCOs) for the lesson using the ABCD (audience, behavior, conditions, degree) method of writing objectives. Create 3 cognitive objectives, 1 affective objective, and 1 psychomotor objecti

State Appellate Court

Please help answer the following problem. Please include references to go with the solution. What is the State Appellate Court System?

Management Succession Plan

Carol Wingard has worked hard to build the small jewelry manufacturing company she started in her late 20s into a highly successful family business. Now, 40 years later, she is "ready to step down and enjoy life." She has seven family members, including her two sons Ralph and Cooper, who work in the business. Ralph has 30 years

"For Talent" Case Study

Based on the reading of case study 5.2 "For Talent". Refer to the questions found at the end of the case studies to help you think about your response. Please just don't answer the questions at the end of the case study,

Important Information about Scientific Theories

Much of scientific inquiry is focused on developing and evaluating theories. There are four major criteria that are used to evaluate theories: 1. Explains the past; predicts the future 2. Testable and falsifiable 3. Parsimonious 4. Promotes research A) When evaluating a theory, which of these criteria do you think

Problem Solving: Complaints

The operations manger of a firm that produces frozen dinners had received numerous complaints from supermarkets about the firm's Chick-n-Gravey dinners. The manager then asked her assistant, Ann, to investigate the matter and report her recommendations. Ann's first task was to determine what problems were generating the compl

While it is true that sustainable business practices include energy usage and pollution, there are many more areas to sustainability that companies can practice. Sustainable business practices are practices that work to improve the environment and the surrounding communities in all areas. Finding ways to reduce emissions, starting programs that help the local economy, like only using local suppliers, or giving back to the environment by planting trees or other similar initiatives are sustainable business practices. Starbucks is a good example of a company that has multiple sustainability initiatives in-place. They support local farmers, and have programs in place that creates sanitary drinking water in parts of the world where polluted water is the norm. Other sustainable companies practice sustainability both inside and outside of the company. Internally, companies make sure that all areas are hazard-free, and go the extra mile on providing safety for both customers and employees. Other companies involve the local community, and when they have multiple positions open in the company, particularly when expanding operations, they hire from the local community, first. Sustainability can really include any of the steps that the company takes to show that they are preserving, giving, and protecting their employees, the customers who support them, and the environment itself.

While it is true that sustainable business practices include energy usage and pollution, there are many more areas to sustainability that companies can practice. Sustainable business practices are practices that work to improve the environment and the surrounding communities in all areas. Finding ways to reduce emissions, starti

The Transforming Process

John Kotter describes characteristics of transformational visions. Identify reasons the transforming process fails.

Develop a scatter diagram

Boston Electric Generators has been getting many complaints from its major customer, Home Station, about the quality of its shipments of home generators. Daniel Shimshak, the plant manager, is alarmed that a customer is providing him with the only information the company has on shipment quality. He decides to collect inform

training and development

You have just been appointed as the Chairperson of the President's Council on Training and Development for Corporations in the United States. Your assignment is to give direction and guidance to businesses that are in the process of establishing a Training and Development Department, or who would like to improve the effectivenes

Financial Forecasting Karen and Elizabeth Whatley are twins.

Final Exam Case: Topeka Adhesives: Financial Forecasting Karen and Elizabeth Whatley are twins. Their mother teaches Physics at a mid-western university and their father runs a successful engineering firm. Not surprisingly, they are quite gifted at math and science, and they've displayed these talents in numerous ways over the y

Research Online Regarding the Business Systems Planning Approach

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, assist with writing words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: Conduct research online regarding the business systems planning (BSP) approach. Describe the BS

Conducting a Taste Test using 10 Human Subjects

Taste tests are a tool that marketers have been using for decades. The Pepsi Challenge was a great long-term boost for the soda maker beginning in the mid 1970's. The Whopper Virgins taste tests of 2008 may prove to be a successful campaign for Burger King. 1. You will conduct a taste test using 10 participants. 2. Sele