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Production theory and estimation. Please show all work, I am lost :-)

Suppose that the production function for a commodity is given by Q= 10/LK where Q is the quantity of output, L is the quantity of labor, and K is the quantity of capital. (a) Caculate Q when L=1 and K=1, and L=2 and K=2, then compare. 12 (b), Given K=1, show the change in Q if L changes from 1 to 2, and 2 to 3.


MGT 695 Strategic Management Case12, Monitoring Foreign Suppliers: The Challenge of Detecting Unethical Practices How important is it for companies such as Nike and Wal-Mart that source extensively from foreign suppliers located in countries where wages are low and substandard working conditions are common to have supplier c

What is flexible work team?

What is flexible work team? How would the job descriptions of employees on flexible work teams differ from those in a mass production setting?

The garbage can model and streams of events

What is the garbage can model? Describe the four streams of events in the garbage can model of decision making. Do you think those streams are independent of each other? Why or why not?


Help is needed!! In the last quarter of 2001, Uthink conducted a survey for Strategy magazine of 1,463 Canadian university students between the ages of 18 and 21 in English-speaking provinces. The survey found that university students have a very deep understanding of marketing, but still respond to efforts that give someth

National Broadcast Television: how can the big 3 slow their loss of market share?

For many years, the big three national broadcast television networks shared 100% of the market and traded market share back and forth periodically. During the last two decades, the emergence of nationally available cable programming and the rise of rival broadcast networks such as Fox, UPN, and WB have increasingly cut into the

Catherine Chancellor Manufacturing, Inc. is presently operating at 50%

3. (special Order) Catherine Chancellor Manufacturing, Inc. is presently operating at 50% of practical capacity producing about 50,000 units annually of a patented electronic component. Chancellor recently received an offer from a company in Yokohama, Japan, to purchase 30,000 components at $6.00 per unit, FOB Chancellor's pla

Bottleneck processes

Identify and discuss the main bottleneck in this process in the attached document. INTRO The purpose of this paper is to design a flowchart for a process. This paper will select a process that I complete every day but would like to spend less time doing. The flowchart will be designed using an appropriate tool. This flowchar


Debate the cons for following: Immigration policy-policy placing a limitation on the number of people allowed to immigrate to the United States from foreign countries.


Please discuss: Do you think that expenditures on human capital should be treated as an asset or an expense? Why or why not? Explain. And what expenses would you include, if any? Is this consistent with the matching principle? If you feel they should be an asset, how would you recommend expensing them, i.e. depreciation/am

Problem about outsource

See attachment for detail. Question The virtual network structure is a structural alternative for some organizations today. Many of today's organizations farm out some of their activities to other companies that can do it more efficiently. A few organizations carry outsourcing to the extreme and create a virtual network stru

Elements of Change

Of the five elements required for successful change, which element do you think managers are most likely to overlook? Why?

Financial management

Please read the attached and help answer these questions. Changes you would make to help a company with less than acceptable profits. How would suggest making the changes you suggest? What would you do to lower variable costs or how would you reduce fixed costs. Are these costs changeable in the short term or are they long


Need help in preparing a 2 page paper research the types of alternative-fuel vehicles that are currently under development.Discuss the environmental and economic advantages and disadvantages of each type and select the one that, in your opinion, provides the best environmental impact at a reasonable cost. Provide evidence to sup

Outcome Evaluation/Cost Evaluation Comparisons

1. Describe the following four levels of outcome evaluation. Provide one example of how each evaluation is performed, and one factor that influences the outcome at each level. 1. Reaction Outcomes 2. Learning Outcomes 3. Job Behavior Outcomes 4. Organizational Results 2. Cost-effectiveness evaluation, cost/benefit e

Burden for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

Is it proper to place the burden for the reduction of greenhouse gases on the developed nations, considering that some of the worst examples of deforestation and air pollution are occurring in developing nations? Please list the references used and do not copy them word for word.

Training Methods: Questioning

Questioning enhances two-way communication in a training environment. When used appropriately, questioning improves trainee participation and allows the trainer to check for understanding. Please define the following question types and describe when each is used most effectively (with examples): Closed-ended questions Open

Risk in business decisions

How do you identify or anticipate risk in business decisions? How can risk be mitigated in business decisions? What kinds of tools are out there to help manage risk? Use examples to explain.

Your daughter has recently graduated from college and landed a great job

Your daughter has recently graduated from college and landed a great job making $50,000 a year in your hometown. She has come to you for advice concerning whether she should rent an apartment or buy a small starter house. Using resources such as local real estate offices or, research the real estate market in you

Roles and Responsibilities of management

What are management's roles and responsibilities in decision implementation? What factors affect decision implementation? How should these factors be addressed in order to assure the effectiveness of the decision?

Challenger and Columbia case

Please help with the following case study found in the textbook: Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach written by Ian Palmer, Richard Dunford, and Gib Akin (2006). Please answer questions in detail.

Support Systems 1 page

Adult students are more successful when they receive support from family, friends, their workplace (supervisor and co-workers) and fellow students. In order to ensure the support that is needed, think about the kind of support you need. Based upon your readings and building upon your "Challenges and Solutions" posting, determin