What assumptions are common to all forecasting models? For each assumption, explain how the usefulness of forecasts would be affected if the assumption was not true. Using an example of a specific business decision based upon a forecast, explain how and why it might make a difference to the decision-making process if the level o
A high-end market research firm has contacted your boss and is trying to sell some business to your organization. Upper management does not want to appear incompetent, so they have asked you to research and explain three major ways multivariate statistics are used in a business. Research and provide at least 1 example of how
I selected a hotel business Analyze the individual values and the organization's values as reflected by the organizations plans and actions. Include the following: o Analyze the origin(s) and subsequent evolution of your personal and workplace values. o Explain how your individual values drive your actions and behaviors
For the company called "Dell": Prepare a report in which you explain operations management's role in business today. Be sure to include the following: 1) Define operations management 2) Explain how Operations Management's role is applied to your chosen organization
Hello: I am looking for guidance with the following: Identifying Sustainability Plan Effect Princeton University has hired you as a consultant to help put a sustainability plan into effect that focuses on greenhouse gas. Resource: http://www.princeton.edu/main/about/ Write a paper identifying possible effects you would
The US Economy is experiencing the most serious recession since the Great Depression currently. Research and summarize a news article that addresses the economic forecast for the US and Global economy for the years 2009-2010. What sectors of the economy are likely to expand or remain strong? What sectors may be the most vulnerab
Which alternative should be selected if the decision criterion is: a. Maximax? b. Maximin? c. Laplace? d. Minimax regret?
1. A small building contractor has recently experienced two successive years in which work opportunities exceeded the firm's capacity. The contractor must now make a decision on capacity for next year. Estimate profits under each of the two possible states of nature are as shown in the table below. Which alternative
In a paragraph or two, can you think of five companies that require people to work the night shifts, and explain how the company can deal with its staffing requirements, and what are some major issues in each that affect moral, productivity, and alertness.
Kindly answer the following questions 1. Operations management is sometimes also as p___________ management and/or decision s_________ systems and/or management s________. 2. Examples of important OM methods and techniques include: a. G___d A______s b. D_______n T______s c. P___________y d. S___ S______a
Describe the tactics that have been used by politicians that can also aid strategists.
1. How can anger can influence the negotiation process. 2. Of the five sources of power informational sources, personal sources, power based on position in an organization, relationship based sources, and contextual sources. Choose one of these types and discuss an example from your work or personal life. 3. How would
Need some assistance in writing a 600 page paper using the following scenario. Joe, a newly appointed service manager for 1995 Auto Sales, lasted a mere 3 weeks before being placed back into his previous position in the customer service department. The rumor mill (which tends to be correct at 1995 Auto) said it was a case of Joe
Explain and discuss, within a complexity theory framework, how small changes in a system can lead to large, or even radical transformational changes in an organization. You may also wish to show how understanding organizations as complex adaptive systems can affect the innovation process as well as leadership.
Please circle the most correct or appropriate answer. Please only choose one answer per Question. Multiple selections will lead to a zero grade. 1. Which of the following event will shift the demand for apple to the right? a. An increase in income b. An increase in the price of bananas, a substitute for apple c. A news
Sid Davidson is the personnel director of Babson and Willcount, a company that specializes in consulting and research. One of the training programs that Sid is considering for the middle-level managers of Babson and Willcount is leadership training. Sid has listed a number of activities that must be completed before a training p
In designing a trade-off analysis study for a new washing machine, what factors would you want to evaluate?
I think we have had several people in the finance business fall into this trap and some are now in prison or on their way to prison. I sometimes wonder which came first - the chicken or the egg. Is it possible for a person to swindle millions from innocent people and live lavishly (million dollar homes in several locations, expe
List some of the rules for APA style governing reference lists. Explain why the APA style is used in research proposal writing. Write a checklist to use when proofing a project for adherence to APA style.
What do you do or say, if anything, in each of these situations, and why? 1. A colleague, an amateur pilot, shows up at a critical meeting with some Japanese executives wearing a tie adorned with pictures of a P51D Mustang escorting a B-29 Superfortress (the Mustang is a World War II fighter and the Superfortress is the type
It is possible to ethical and profitable in business. Not everything is about taking from others, though lately it would appear there are more cases of people profiting off the misery of others. The one good thing that has appeared from the economic crisis is the exposure of those who are committed to taking from others in an il
Please help get me going with the following debate: I have to argue to keep Carolcon Metals in Minnesota. Debate Carolcon Metals in Minnesota is in trouble. For the past 5 years, they have been losing ground to the competition in an especially fierce industry. All competitors have moved mining and production facilities to
How does a strong performance management and evaluation system influence motivation and retention? What factors should a manager consider when developing performance management systems? What approaches to performance management and evaluation do you see as the most effective?
1. If your research material contains too many strong arguments both in support of and in opposition to your topic, you can limit the content by _______. A. presenting the most persuasive arguments B. including the most recent material C. showcasing the most gifted writers D. focusing more on supportive research
Laura's Raw Yarn (LRY) Company sells undyed wool yarn through the mail, promoting it through craft magazines. All of the raw wool is supplied by Stephen Rich Lamb Farms which raises lambs to be sold to local butchers and sells its wool only to LRY, which then spins the wool into high quality yarn. The yarn is bought by individ
Need help in preparing a 14 slide power point presentation with the following scenario. Must use the rough outline. Please include the following in your presentation based on the play Death of a Salesman: 1. Discuss the importance of the setting/staging within this play. How would the play be different if the setting/stagi
How do the levels of strategy differ in a large firm versus a small firm? 200-250 words.
You and Mr. Wood attend a meeting of the hospital's public relations (PR) committee. This PR committee wants to initiate an in-house and community campaign in celebration of the hospital's 25th year of operation. The PR committee has initiated a series of meetings in which various campaign ideas will be discussed including takin
Describe 6 weaknesses in the existing system, and recommend improvements for each of the weaknesses to strengthen the internal control over the parking lot cash receipts. Organize your answer sheet as follows: Weakness Recommended Improvement SEE SCENARIO --------- The town of Bellevu
Identify and provide an example of the use of lateral collaboration and vertical collaboration within Kudler Fine Foods, and prepare an action plan to use lateral and vertical collaboration.
Hey, MBAs appear to be in high demand. Graduates are expected on average to make a base salary near $100,000. Every year, an additional 100,000 MBAs are conferred. But, there is a huge flip-side. MBAs program only require a 4 year in any subject (not necessarily business administration courses like management, marketing, huma