1. Efficiency means doing the right things to create the most value for the company. a. T b. F 2. Operations and supply chain management is defined as the design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the firm's primary products and services. a. True b. False 3. Which of the following is a
For your second paper you are to consider a particular case, namely, that of direct-to-consumer drug advertising. The details of the case are set forth on pp 319-320 of your text. You are to decide if direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceutical drugs is ethical. Does the advertising lead to self-diagnosis or take advantage
Do large corporations really care about the local community? Does Home Depot care about the community the same way a local mom and pop hardware stores does? Is it important for a corporation to care about the community. What affect did the replacement of mom and pop stores by large corporations, over the last 50 years, have on
Young high school graduate, Anne, joined an advertising agency. Anne's manager is a warm, friendly person. He believes that all employees have the ability to learn on their own and should be given enough space to carry out tasks on their own. He also believes that people can exercise self-direction and self-control and do no
Successful Management In today's competitive business climate, achieving long-term business success has become more difficult. For example, changes in technology cause the demise of technology manufacturers, and changes in the supply of oil and the resulting price of gasoline can have an impact on auto companies that focus o
Effective decision making/problem solving in today's complex business environment is a skill that can be enhanced through the synergistic use of critical and innovative thinking. By becoming more aware of different thinking processes, skills can be refined, resulting in improved communications and performance. Find two artic
Search the Internet for professional development opportunities for CFEs. Find two opportunities and write a summary describing what James would have the opportunity to learn and its benefits to him as a CFE. One of the opportunities should focus on improving his skills at writing reports. Provide references including a hyper
1. A study is proposed that looks at the effect of a new sales technique on sales efficiency. Three different groups are recruited to be in the study. The first group gets training on the sales technique, the second group goes about business as usual, and the third group gets the same training the first group gets plus weekly fe
Is there less greed and corruption in privately held companies that public companies? If so, why is that? Is it just the size of a corporation that renders them more susceptible to corruption? When you compare McDonalds to In-n-Out Burger (privately held CA chain) can you make any prediction on the likelihood of fraud or ta
Experts have identified the "fraud triangle": (1) the opportunity to act dishonestly, (2) an incentive or pressure to do so, and (3) rationalization of their actions. In short, you need an offender motivated either by financial gain, pressure to perform or a threat to their power, money or status; you need susceptible victims;
Distributive bargaining is sometimes referred to as "win-lose bargaining". Where does this label come from? How can it be misleading? Also, some people casually characterize any negotiated settlement as "a win-win". Why is this accurate in layperson's terms but inaccurate in light of how negotiation experts use the term win-wi
How will you identify what efforts are made toward the development of employees in different types of organizations? What are examples of employee development practices within your organization? Judge the short and long term effects of these efforts within your organization. How does employee development impact the organizat
Select an industry in the U.S. economy, such as a medical practice, an insurance agency, or a supermarket. What type of organization (i.e. corporation, limited partnership, etc.) would be best suited for that industry? Address factors such as ease of formation, ability to raise capital, limits on owner liabilities, and other co
Please read the case provided in the link below (pages 257-263) and then answer the 3 questions below with 4-6 pages in length. Questions: 1. If you were Maryanne, what actions would you take and why? 2. In light of this incident, should West-side change any of its "standards of behavior policies" or " Corrective action pol
Using scenario below I need help preparing an RFP (Request for Proposal) to solicit an electrical contractor. The RFP should contain the following: 1. An Introduction to the project 2. Business profile (Just Use engineering Firm) 3. A description of the problem 4. A description of the Vendor responsibility (what you are
What are some critical issues that should be considered before recruiting and employing older workers? How can HR managers avoid litigation (legal action) for discrimination by older workers? Should the job expectations be different for older workers? See the attachment.
1. Do you think that forecasting based on the arithmetical average of a given number of past data will be a correct forecasting for a business trend? Would you please tell us how qualitative method, regression method, multiple equation method, and moving average method are used in forecasting? What types of data do you need for
Explain how you gain power and influence in your own workplace. In order to do so, please make sure to apply theories, such as the French and Raven model.
Find out how you score in relation to gaining power and influence at work by completing the following questionnaire: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/ftp/page292.html Explain how you gain power and influence in your own workplace. In order to do so, please make sure to apply theories, such as the French
As you read about Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y in the background materials, you might have wondered how it applies to your own organization. Now is your chance to find out!. Take the following free survey offered by businessballs.com: http://www.businessballs.com/mcgregorxytheorytest.pdf And total both scores -
Define undue influence with regards to contracts. How does undue influence differ from duress and fraud? Please provide some examples.
A specialty coffeehouse sells Colombia coffee at a fairly steady rate of 280 pounds annually. The beans are purchased from local supplier for $2.40 per pound. The coffeehouse estimates that it cost $45 in paperwork and labor to place an order for the coffee, and holding costs are based on a 20% annual interest rate. a. Determin
How would you characterize the Japanese people behavior after the earthquake tragedy from a safety point of view. Compare with other cultures.
The case focuses on John Lasseter, who currently is the creative head of Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, both of which are owned by the Walt Disney Company. The case chronicles Lasseter's interests in animation from a young age, the relationship he developed with the Disney organization, his developing inte
See attached file for the case study. Your task is to read the piece and then comment on your thoughts and reactions to it RELATIVE TO YOUR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES. This is not to be a general analysis but a connection between what you are reading and you. There is not a "required" length - I am looking for a substantive res
Explain the process of risk identification, risk assessment, and the development of risk control strategies in designing security for an information management system. What are some of the risk control strategies a company can employ to minimize risk? Describe how an organization uses each of these tools in developing a risk
Explain how employees' needs and expectations may change with age and family patterns. It is a fact that the "baby boomer" generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) (WELLS, 2000), has come and will be coming into their senior years very quickly. What these employees needed and wanted 40 years ago versus what they need an
Explain how employees' needs and expectations may change with age and family patterns. Compare the definition of the term "family" used today with that of the 1950s. So what is the difference between the workplace and family of the 1950s and today? As Jennifer Buckett writes in her article published on web site, www.helium.
Can you show me an actual Request for a Proposal (RFP) in the field of Outsourcing?
Compare three Internet sites related to special security threats. Create an file which lists the links for the sites that you located, write an explanation as to the significance of these sites and why you chose them. These 3 websites must be a reliable and reputable source.
What are some of the strategies followed by organizations for encouraging participative management in the workforce. Prepare a status report with suitable examples about some organizations that have implemented each of these strategies.