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Goals of a Firm: profit maximization and what other goals?

Understanding Various Goals of a Firm Introduction: Some economists are of the opinion that making a profit must not be the sole purpose of a firm's operations. There are other goals that can be considered equally important. Task: Explain the above statement in light of the various theories of a firm as developed by econom

What are the characteristics of a problem?

What are the characteristics of a problem? How do you know when a problem exists? What is a problem statement? How can a problem statement be formulated so that it is considerate of stakeholders' perspectives?

Steps to Managing Change - case analysis for AOL

I am trying to put together an analysis of the company AOL: how it was established and kept on growing. Then, what took place that made it decline. I would like to describe that decline which could have been due to poor management decisisons or just simply the overall market has changed. Finally I would like to discuss if AO

Riordan Problem Solution and Defense

SCENARIO: RIORDAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY OVERVIEW Employee motivation is an issue that does not discriminate. Organizations of all sizes wrestle with it, and those who don't are at a disadvantage, faced with lower job satisfaction and increased turnover. In the past ten years, several factors have developed that further compl

COOLING OFF THE SWEATSHOPS

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, labor conditions in the United States were certainly less than ideal. The average workweek was 60 hours, but it was not unusual for workers to spend 80 hours on the job every week. Children toiled in unsafe conditions sometimes 10 hours a day, six days a week; wages were low and fears of unempl

A Mission Verses a Vision Statement

What is the difference between a mission and vision statement? What factors need to be considered to produce an appropriate mission statement and vision statement for the organization? How long or short should a mission and vision statement be?

Personnel in Technology

Personnel in Technology I have to write a paper describing the following "how would you organize and manage a Help Desk function for your own work organization - or some other organization you may be familiar with. Include: (1) An explanation of why it is needed; (2) What type of help desk do you propose and why; (3) What t

Income Statement and Earnings Management

1. If a Company had Pretax Earnings from Continuing Operations of $150,000, a Loss from Discontinued Operations of ($30,000) and an Extraordinary gain from an Earthquake of $20,000 and a weighted average number of Common Shares Outstanding (no Preferred Stock) of 100,000 shs, how would the EPS (Earnings per sh) Statistics be pr

South Central Airlines operates a commuter flight between Atlanta and Charlotte. The plane holds 30 passengers, and the airline makes a $100 profit on each passenger on the flight.

South Central Airlines operates a commuter flight between Atlanta and Charlotte. The plane holds 30 passengers, and the airline makes a $100 profit on each passenger on the flight. When South Central takes 30 reservations for the flight, experience has shown that on average, two passengers do not show up. As a result, with 30 re

Client understanding and analyzing work papers

Consider the following scenario: As a newly hired Staff, you are responsible for analyzing the work papers for one of the clients of your organization. Your client is not clear about why you are asking for information on the following topics: - Adjusting lower cost of market inventory on valuation - Capitalizing intere

Action Research

If you were doing a research in a Real Estate company on What lead generation activities are most productive? Are you following up on leads quickly enough? and What lead generation strategy is best for your market? then you could use a Logic Model. List an example of a Logic Model that can be used in this research in the Re

Changing family structures: influence on businesses

Economic and social changes have had a dramatic impact on the nature of the family. It used to be that a "typical" family was one with a mother, father, and two kids. Only 11% of all families now fit that description! In 1970, 40% of the families consisted of a husband, a wife, and children. Today, about 28% match that descripti

Memo on consulting company

I need help to get started with writing a 350 to 700-word memo that includes: a. A description of the consulting firm you will create b. A description of the types of problems and issues your consulting firm will address c. A description of the services your consulting firm will be offering d. A

Look into your "crystal ball" and tell me what you see?tell me what the future looks like to you (e.g., what do you think the world that we live in will look like 5 to 10 years from now) and discuss

Question: 1) Look into your "crystal ball" and tell me what you see?tell me what the future looks like to you (e.g., what do you think the world that we live in will look like 5 to 10 years from now) and discuss the ramifications/consequences of your predictions (e.g., the effects they will have on business organizations).

Martha has worked for over 20 years for a company that manufactures parts for industrial machinery. Martha is a small woman working in a job that requires a great deal of heavy, repetitive lifting.

Consider this situation: Martha has worked for over 20 years for a company that manufactures parts for industrial machinery. Martha is a small woman working in a job that requires a great deal of heavy, repetitive lifting. Eventually, she develops a degenerative disc condition in her lower back. The pain and the damage to her ba

Goals and Objectives for Blood Drive

I have the following task, and I need some help getting started: Write a 700 word APA format paper in which I have to evaluate the goals and objectives for the Red Cross agency, more a specific program like Blood Drive. I have to answer the following questions o Does the organization explain their goals and objectives cl