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Business Research Methods

Can you help me get started with this project? 1.Define the distinctions between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources in a secondary search. 2.Some researchers find that their sole sources are secondary data. Why might this be? Name some management questions for which secondary data sources are probably the only ones

Forecasting

The Jersey Dairy Products Company produces cheese, which it sells to supermarkets and food-processing companies. Because of concerns about cholesterol and fat in cheese, the company has seen demand for its products decline during the past decade . It is now considering introducing some alternative low-fat dairy products and want

The CEO of a Large Company has Retained You as a Management Consultant

The CEO of a large company has retained you as a management consultant to look into an area of concern that she has. With many of the recent corporate scandals, she is wondering how she can avoid these sorts of problems within her company. She has asked you to research and prepare a report that summarizes the various kinds of po

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

Article review

1. What does the literature say about flexible work arrangements and the need for such programs? Are they generally successful? Why or why not? 2. Explain the research method that the authors employed to test their hypotheses. 3. What are the article's major conclusions? 4. Take a position either for or against the stud

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.

Operations

If customers arrive at a single drive-in window at a local bank one every four minutes on the average, and if you can serve a customer in three minutes on the average: What is the probability that four or more cars will be in the drive-in facility?

Operations

If customers arrive at a single drive-in window at a local bank one every four minutes on the average, and if you can serve a customer in three minutes on the average: How many cars would we expect to be in the drive-in facility on the average?

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.