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Threaded Discussion: Strategy Planning and Formulation

This is for discussion purposes. Will require a few paragraphs with references on the below topic: Strategy Planning and Formulation Companies can pursue a lot of different strategies for dealing with a particular problem. During strategy formulation and planning, competing strategies are often considered and an attempt

Mediation Techniques in Conflict Resolution

1) Select one of the team mediation techniques (negotiation, role clarification, or start-stop-continue) and describe how you would use this technique to diffuse a team conflict situation. 2) Identify some of the sources of conflict often experienced in teams. Select one of the sources and describe an exercise the team could

Scientific American Technological Advances

Search Scientific American for technological advances that address one of the current issues facing biodiversity as our population and economies grow: •Limitation of resources: water, food production, energy production •Endangered species: habitat loss/land use; facilitating reproduction and/or population monitoring for en

Nonprofit, Feed the Children, leadership theories

Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Its for an MBA course. This is a major paper and worth a big portion of my grade! And I need to do really good on it. Thank you so much in advance for your help. I really do appreciate it! Write a research paper that uses a recognized leadership theory to descr

Board of Governors for Nonprofits

Can someone please provide some assistance with a question. Its for an MBA course. It needs to be between 500 and 600 words or so. Please describe how a professional association such as the Association for Research in Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) serving its individual members and having a governing boar

Custom Coffee and Chocolate: SWOT, Mission, Tactical Plan

After reading "Custom Coffee and Chocolate" (see below),respond to the following questions. 1.What do you think Custom Coffee & Chocolate's mission is? 2.Create a SWOT analysis for Custom Coffee & Chocolate. 3.Using the owners' ideas for the future of their café, as well as your own ideas, outline a tactical plan for Custo

Multi-period news vendor model with capacity constraint

A retail store stocks fashion clothing for different seasons. Each selling season lasts for 6 weeks and a single procurement order has to be placed with the manufacturer two months before the selling seasons starts. This designer jacket comes in four different colors. It is priced at Rs. 2100. The retailer buys the jacket from

Porter's Value Chain

1) Discuss the concepts of value, margin, and value chain as defined by Porter. 2) Describe the process by which organizations develop their information systems.

Effective Team Leadership

1) Describe the competencies needed by team members in order for the team to be successful and how they contribute to a team's success. Why is it important for team leaders to understand these competencies? 2) Define the necessary steps leaders should take to ensure effective meeting management for successful teams. Be sure

Identify and explain the BE (break-even point)

This assignment will continue the work you started on your new product. My product I am going to sell: Personal (portable) Mini Rechargeable Fan - use in summary time. Price $10.00/each. Identify and explain the BE (break-even point). Using a spreadsheet software program, create a chart showing the costs of your product, at

Global Market Forces and General Mills

1) What is your opinion on JEANSHAY'S ANSWERS to the Questions below? JEANSHAY'S ANSWERS As I read over Porter's five forces, I determine which force is the highest in regards to General Mills. Threat of substitutes are very high since General Mills depends on their loyal customers to continue purchasing their brand prod

Porter's Competitive Advantage

Please research an organization and determine how their business strategy differentiates them from other organizations in the same industry using Porter's four competitive strategies model. A brief explanation of Porter's four competitive strategies. A brief explanation of how competitive strategy determines value chain structu

Compensation Plan Outline For PepsiCo

I need assistance with the evaluating the existing compensation plan for PepsiCo to determine if it is the most appropriate for your company and the rationale. Determining the most beneficial ratio of internally consistent and market consistent compensations systems for the company you selected. Evaluating the current pay struc

General Mills SWOT

1) What is your opinion on SYLVESTER'S ANSWERS to the Questions below? SYLVESTER'S ANSWERS The rivalry degree between competitors. The struggle for market control in this industry is relentless. All the leading and small companies struggle to retain or expand the market share they control. This clamor causes high rates o

The External Environment, Internal Profile, and SWOT

The External Environment, Internal Profile, and SWOT 1) Using ALEXANDER RIGSBY'S WK #1 ANSWERS. What is your opinion on WK #2 QUESTIONS below? WK #1 ALEXANDER RIGSBY'S ANSWERS In order to complete a SWOT, we are required to identify and analyze the key opportunities and threats in the external environment. Then, we ne

Non-profit status 501 (c) (3)

Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Its for an MBA course and needs to be between 350 and 450 words or so. Please describe what the 501 (c) (3) designation means and tell why is it so popular? Thank you so much in advance for all your help. I really appreciate it.

IRS codes and Nonprofit Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)

Can someone please provide some assistance with this question. Its for an MBA course. It needs to be between 550 and 650 words. Describe the difference between the Nonprofit Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the 29 different categories of Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Why do we need the NTEE Cod

Cougars and Biodiversity

With habitat loss, less land and resources means lower carrying capacity. Choose cougars (mountain lions) large predators to investigate: 1. What size of land/water is required to support this animal? 2. What pressures threaten this organism's habitat? 3. What role does international trade and political regulation play in pr

Learning about applications of PEST, Porter's 5 , SWOT

This is for a threaded discussion- need only be a few paragraphs in length (2-3). See below for more details on topic: "As a business student you have likely spent some time learning about applications of PEST (and/or PESTEL), Porter's 5 forces, and SWOT analysis over the years. These are useful tools for understanding the

Value of homeless shelter

Can someone please provide some assistance with a question. Its for an MBA course and needs to be between 550 and 650 words. Describe which nonprofit theory, contract failure theory or government failure theory, (or both) explain(s) the existence of a local nonprofit homeless shelter. Hint: Those served by the shelter, unlikel

Conservation Efforts - Biodiversity

1. Define "invasive species" using the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website: 2. Provide three examples of invasive species in your region. 3. Define "endemic species," and provide an example of an endemic species from anywhere in the world. If you can find an example of an endem

Honest Tea and Mycorrhizal Applications

Examine the positive impact of two successful businesses that have direct ties to the natural world, Honest Tea ( and Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. ( As you review the content in this video and website, think about the rela

Non profit value and benefits

Can someone please provide some assistance with a question. It's for an MBA course and needs to be between 350 and 450 words. Every nonprofit has a reason to exist. However, many nonprofits miss the opportunity to express that in a concise way. Funders, potential board members, other supporters of a nonprofit need to know why th

Strategic Management: Vision, Mission, and Stakeholders

Strategic Management: Vision, Mission, and Stakeholders 1) What is your opinion on the QUESTION below? For this assignment, we will focus on General Mills, a multinational food manufacturing company: As you research General Mills, you may want to compare and contrast that company with the ot

Strategic Management Process Stages

Hello, I need help developing a response discussing the strategic management process. What strategic leadership activities are needed for strategy implementation?

How strategy helps companies

Threaded Discussion: In this module (and throughout the course) we will be discussing the strategic management cycle. And although organizations tend to consider organizational strategy yearly, organizational strategic plans tend to be multi-year endeavors often looking 5 or more years into the future. Given the typical 5 yea

Focus on SWOT

a) Evaluate the operating industry of General Mills using a minimum of two forces included within Porter's Five Forces model. b) Using PEST, assess General Mills' remote environment using a minimum of two PEST forces. c) Conclude your assessment about the overall environment. Is it more or less favorable for General Mill

Brazilian Amazon Deforestation

Duncan, Emma. All creatures great and small. The Economist Sep 14, 2013; Vol. 408 (8853): 3. And Brazil's conversion: Trees of knowledge. The Economist Sep 14, 2013; Vol. 408 (8853): 13. Answer following questions: •Why did the Paragominas support their mayor? Address the following in your answer: •What level of biodive

Executive Summary for Time Restraint

DB Post an executive summary of your Comprehensive Project in the body of a post in this discussion (please do not use attachments). An Executive Summary is a one-page document that outlines the purpose, process, findings, discussion, and findings of a report submitted to management. CEOs often read and assess an Executive Summ