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Classifications and Franchising in the Lodging Industry

1. What are some of the classifications of lodging properties? What are some examples of real-world lodging properties that represent these classifications? What are the differences between limited-service and full-service hotels? Why do these differences exist? 2. How does franchising work in the lodging industry? When shou

A business has a backlog of orders, and to meet its deadline

A business has a backlog of orders, and to meet its deadlines, management decides to run the firm seven days a week, eight hours a day. One of the employees, Marjorie Tollens, refuses to work on Saturday on religious grounds. Her refusal to work means that the firm may not meet its production deadlines, and may therefore suffer

Apply the theory of Constraints to your own working environment

Apply the theory of Constraints to your own working environment (past or present). Explain why your organization does not have unlimited resources (space, inventory, product line, etc). Explain why there are always limits to what your organization can do.

Impact of the Concept & Design on Product's Overall Cost

What impact does the concept and design stage have on the product's overall cost? Explain. I need an essay answering that question with a 300 words, no more than that please GOOD grammar and good choice of words is very important .

Business Statistics in Excel for Annual Demand

Problem:Business Statistics. Please use Excel. Answer questions 3 and 4. The answer for questions 1 and 2 have been provided to answer 3 and 4.. 1.) Annual demand 15000 Uncontrollable input Unit cost $80.00 Parameter Carrying cost rate 18% Parameter Order cost $220.00 Parameter Order quantity 677.0031866

Understanding Public Policy Aspects and Issues

Please help with responses to the questions below to better understand the aspects of public policy. The nature of planning: 1. Is planning in this arena irrational? 2. What difference might planning have taken in the US if we had the same number of people but only land the size of California? 3. What role do interest g

Creative thinking Inductive syllogism

Make the following inductive (statistical) syllogism into a relatively strong argument by supplying an appropriate premise or conclusion: "People who go to Burning Man are not like you and me. Why just look at how odd Greg is!"

Learning curves

Honda Motor Company has discovered a problem in the exhaust system of one of its automobile lines and has voluntarily agreed to make the necessary modifications to conform with government safety requirements. Standard procedure is for the firm to pay a flat fee to dealers for each modification completed. Honda is tryi

Optimal Solution - Constraints are binding and decision variable

Jake's Buy Products purchases two unprocessed corn (ConCorn and Stalkers) to produce various products. It has a customer order for 800 pounds of corn meal, 600 pounds of corn bran, and 500 pounds of corn feed. The amount of each product found in each 100 pound of the unprocessed corn and the cost per 100 pounds are given in the

Work break down structure to create organization chart

Using your work breakdown structure (WBS), list the key responsibilities of your project team associated with the major tasks you outlined. plus organizational chart using felicitous business . Define the following: Purpose of the roles Responsibilities of the roles Reporting relationship of the roles Skills, qualifica

Use of Qualitative Methods in Research

Some students are attracted to qualitative methods because of their more narrative format. How would you explain its place in the research continuum? How have your own thoughts about qualitative research changed? How do these thoughts relate to your worldview? What strategies might you use to help you become more comfortable wit

Riordan business proposal

You have been contracted by Riordan Manufacturing (company information included in the attachments) to provide a proposal for a new leadership and management development program. The background information regarding the company may be found in the attachment and the details regarding the internal structure of the organization al

Financial Management of Portfolio or Programs

Investigate basic thoughts on the financial management of portfolio or programs. Develop a clear, direct method of assessing the relative desirability of arbitrary projects from an investment management perspective. Keep the method as general as possible.

Stages of change and relation to cycle of supervisory functions

Go to the Weblink given below and read the article about the Stages of Change Model. http://www.addictioninfo.org/articles/11/1/Stages-of-Change- Model/Page1.html After you have read the article, discuss how this model has relevance to the Cycle of Supervisory Functions found in Chapter 1 of your textbook. Please see atta

Mandates on Environmental Hazard Preparedness

What is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986? What are the purpose and ramifications of EPCRA? What is the relationship between EPCRA and CERCLA? How are the waste management actions different for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes?

Role of Top Management at a Major Global Electronics Company

Assume you have the role of top management at a major global electronics company that is developing a wireless device capable of on-demand music and video downloads from anywhere on the globe. What criteria should the company use to determine where to manufacture the device and whether or not to enter into a collaborative ar

Business Strategy: Analyzing Key Inputs

BACKGROUND Each of the diagnostic models presented in Module One had particular strengths and weaknesses. The Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model is particularly strong in terms of Inputs. Analyze the Key Inputs of your NutriSystems, Inc. From the reading you will see that there are four input categories: Environment

Categories of Costs, Negotiation, & Successful Negotiator

1. Discuss the value in determining total cost of buying or owning a product or service and identify major components that make up the total cost of a product or service. Also discuss the categories of cost that influence price and differentiate between direct and indirect costs. 2. Discuss the negotiation process and when it

How to Conduct Survey Research

Summarize how to conduct survey research. Provide examples for each of the steps. Steps in conducting Survey research: 1. Clarifying the objectives 2. Identifying a sample 3. Defining a method 4. Coding and scoring References: Salkind, N. J. (2010). Exploring research (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Pren

Lessons Learned from Stages of Change Model

Controlling - Discussion: Read the article "Stages of Change Model". http://www.addictioninfo.org/articles/11/1/Stages-of-Change- Model/Page1.html Can you help me get started with this assignment? Answer the following questions:  Of what benefit does the Stages of Change model offer to the health care manager who

Responsible Operations Management

Discuss who is responsible for strategic planning in an organization. Is this something that is restricted to top-level employees from specific functional areas or is it shared across functions and through lower levels of the organization? Different organizations might have widely varying positions on the structure of the strat

Corporate Governance and SOX

What is meant by the term corporate governance? How does corporate governance impact financial planning? How can organizations manage this impact? What is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act? How has the SOX Act impacted organizations? Is the impact positive or negative? Explain your answer.