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    Business Research Example Problems

    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

    greed and corruption in private vs. public companies

    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

    "fraud triangle"

    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

    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

    Where do you think the non-rational escalation of commitment may occur?

    You and your co-workers had an in-depth discussion about nonrational escalation of commitment. Use your best communication techniques to discuss the following questions: Identify the possible original decisions, the person(s) who could make it, and the person(s) who may escalate the commitment to that decision. 1.Describe th

    Employee Development: Example Problem

    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

    This addresses the best choice for business entity type.

    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

    Violence at Work, Westside Health System

    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

    Request for Proposal to Solicit an Electrical Contractor

    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

    Issues to Consider Before Recruiting/Employing Older Workers

    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.

    Qualitative method, regression method, multiple equation method

    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

    Theory X and Theory Y

    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 -

    Optimal Order Quantity of Coffee

    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

    Employees with Disabilities and Outdoor Training

    Outdoor teamwork building programs have become popular in the workplace. What are some suggestions a manager could offer to accommodate some members of a team who are physically disabled and cannot participate in these outdoor activities? What are the benefits of including all members of a group in these activities (for example,

    US Copyrights in an International Context

    Are US copyrights protected overseas? What if a country does agree to a treaty? Does China abide by international copyright laws? What can the US do if China violates a US copyright?

    Pixar & Disney's John Lasseter Case Study

    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

    Business Management: Wolf Story

    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

    Risk Identification, Assessment and Strategies in Security

    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

    Employee Needs and Expectations

    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

    Needs and Expectations of Employees

    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.

    Describe specific management challenges of on era

    Select one of the first four eras of business history and imagine a business person from that era managing a modern business today. Analyze the situation and determine what specific challenges that manager would face. Recommend at least three (3) things your time-traveling manager should consider when managing today's busine

    Comparing Internet Sites Related to Special Security Threats

    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.