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Innate factors and learned factors.

OTA in regards to innate factors and learned factors. Do innate factors have more of an impact on motivation than learned factors? Lets look at the legal system we have in place... we all experience years of teaching and conditioning to adhere to the established societal expectations, yet we still have prisons overflowing wit

Null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis.

Explain the difference between the null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis. How is the null hypothesis chosen (why is it null)? What is the importance of rejecting the null hypothesis in relation of the sample to the population? With a failure to reject the null hypothesis, can we make a general statement about the populati

Left-Tailed, Two-Tailed, and Right-Tailed Testing

Explain the difference between a left-tailed, two-tailed, and right-tailed test. When would we choose a two-tailed test? How can we tell the direction of the test by looking at a pair of hypothesis? How can we tell which direction (or no direction) to make the hypothesis by looking at the problem statement (research ques

Hill Construction: develop a network drawing and determine the critical path

Pleas see the attached case study table and questions to be answered. 1. Develop a network drawing for Hill Construction and determine the critical path. How long is the project expected to take? 2. What is the probability of finish in 270 days. 3. If it is neccesay to crash to 250 or 240 days, how would Hill

Alternatives of Workplace Harrassment

Evaluate the alternatives of workplace harassment and how these topics will affect a company (1) Mandatory harassment training/education quarterly for employees and supervisors; (2) Ensured confidentiality and support for those males making the report; (3) Providing equal investigations for men and women; (4) Individual

Widget Center: Work scheduling, dispatching rule for flow time, utilization, lateness The following jobs need to be performed at Widget center. Widget Center has a long backlog and sets fresh schedules every 2 weeks, which do not disturb earlier schedules. Jobs received during previous two weeks listed below. They are ready to be scheduled today, which is day 241. Job names refer to names of clients and contact numbers.

See attachment. The following jobs need to be performed at Widget center. Widget Center has a long backlog and sets fresh schedules every 2 weeks, which do not disturb earlier schedules. Jobs received during previous two weeks listed below. They are ready to be scheduled today, which is day 241. Job names refer to names o

Preparing a Scholarship Application

The Career Education Scholarship Fund is dedicated to providing scholarships to full-time students who attend a school owned by Career Education Corporation and have financial need. To be considered for a scholarship of $500 to $2,000 per academic year from the Career Education Scholarship Fund, please complete this Scholarship

MBA 530 - Riordan Manufacturing - Problem Solution Paper

Solution includes tips and material on: - Issue and Opportunity Identification - Stakeholder Perspectives/Ethical Dilemmas - Identify the Alternatives and Benchmarking Validation - Narrowed List of Alternatives - plus *MUCH* more! (inlcudes references)

Avnet: Properties of a learning organization

I need help with the utility of the concept of the learning organization. Please be sure to address the following issues, along with presenting any other ideas about this concept that you find interesting and helpful: 1. What are the properties of Avnet that make it a "learning organization"? 2. To what degree does Avnet a

Expected Value: Keep the old model, design a replacement, purchase a design

A company manufactures specialty devices for machinery. One particular device has reached maturity, and the company is considering whether to replace it with a newer model. Technologies have not changed dramatically so the new device would have similar functionality to the existing one but would be smaller and lighter in weight.

Decision trees and EMV: What is the best choice for the company?

It is projected that a needed item will sell for $10 each. If the item is outsourced, there is virtually no cost other than the $5 per unit that they would pay their supplier. Process A requires an investment of $120,000 for design and equipment, but results in a $6 per unit cost. Process B requires only a $100,000 in

EMV using Decision Tree Analysis: Should Company A make the part of buy the part

If Company A elects to buy a needed part, it would cost them $1.50 each. If they design and produce it themselves, it will result in a per unit cost of $0.75. However, the design investment would be $50,000. Further they realize that for this type of part, there is a 30% chance that after the part is designed and tested, the

Wood Co: Job 123 and Total Manufacturing Costs

Wood Co. uses a predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor cost to apply manufacturing overhead to jobs. The predetermined overhead rates for the year are 200% for Department A and 50% for Department B. Job 123, started and completed during the year, was charged with the following costs: DEPT

MBA 530 - InterClean Problem Solution Paper

Solution includes tips and material on the following sections: - Issue/Opportunity Identification - Stakeholder Perspectives / Ethical Dilemmas - Frame the "Right" Problem - Alternatives & Benchmarking Validations - Identify & Assess Risks - plus MUCH more! Includes references.

Qantas Airlines-Australia: Information and knowledge management

Describe Qantas's attitude to information management, what is qantas strategy on knowledge management. Maturity of qantas in terms of KM (sharing,culture trust etc).What is the information syatem and which ones are supportrd by IT Are information systems matched to specific organisational requirements. Can KM/IM be improved?

MBA 502- Technology & Change Mgmt (get started)...

"Get you started" document includes the following sections and info: - Lengthy discussion on "Management Influenced by Information Systems" - Details on "How are Databases Used?" - Detailed information and suggestions for "How are Network Technologies and Internet Used?" - 5 references with citations

Estimating a mean

Why is the population shape a concern when estimating a mean? What effect does sample size, n, have on the estimate of the mean? Is it possible to normalize the data when the population shape has a known skew? How is the mean related to a confidence interval?

Board of directors

What are the major criticisms of board of directors? Which single criticism do you find to be the most important? Why?

Sunk Cost Irrationality and Irrational Bidding Trap

Sunk cost irrationality, bidding traps and escalation are common elements of organizational, and especially, group decision making. Imagine that you are the only one that correctly observes that because of sunk cost irrationality regarding prior investments, the organization is getting into an irrational bidding trap. At the sam

Dollar General uses Control to grow Profits; Teamwork Builds Success at Xerox

Dollar General uses Control to grow Profits How much profits can be made from selling a product priced at one dollars? For discount stores such as the Dollar General retail chain, the total can add up to billions of dollars-if management keeps a tight rein on operations. Dollars General's CEO, David A. Perdue, Jr., heads a re