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The problems with expatriates and other global issues

1. Why is the failure rate among US expatriate business assignments so high? What can be done to improve this rate? 2. What are some of the advantages of global sourcing? 3. What are some IT security, infrastructure, and language issues that companies encounter when expanding globally? 4. How is R&D managed globally?

In 2002, the board of regents responsible for all public higher education funding in a large midwestern state hired a consultant to develop a series of enrollment forecasting models, one for each college.

In 2002, the board of regents responsible for all public higher education funding in a large midwestern state hired a consultant to develop a series of enrollment forecasting models, one for each college. These models used historical data and exponential smoothing to forecast the following year's enrollments. Based on the model,

Critical Thinking

What are the components of critical thinking? What are some benefits of thinking critically? What are some of the costs of fallacious reasoning? How can you apply critical thinking to improve your decision-making? What happens to decision-making in the absence of critical thinking? Can you provide an example?

Decision Analysis - The Baseball Players' Association

Please see attached file for full problem description. The Baseball Players' Association has voted to go on strike if a settlement is not reached with the owners within the next month. The players' representative, Melvin Mulehead, has two strategies (containing different free agent rules, pension formulas, etc.); the owners'

Each hour, the ticket seller at the local mall can serve an average of 12 customers every hour, and an average of 10 customers every hour arrive to buy tickets for the Grateful Dead concert.

Each hour, the ticket seller at the local mall can serve an average of 12 customers every hour, and an average of 10 customers every hour arrive to buy tickets for the Grateful Dead concert. Determine the portion of time the teller is busy. A . about 50 minutes out of every hour B . about 30 minutes out of every hour C .

Alternatives of Medical Costs

A company finds that the cost of its medical benefits has increased far beyond what was expected, and futher increases are projected. 1. List the alternatives available to bring medical costs under control 2.Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages if each alternative for controlling costs. 3. What input, if an

Forecasting on Sales

Carpet City wants to develop a means to forecast its carpet sales. The store manager believes that the store's sales are directly related to the number of new housing starts in town. The manager has gathered data from county records on monthly house construction permits and from store records on monthly sales. Please see the att

Waiting Lines (Queuing) / Fast Shop Market

The Fast Shop Market has a single checkout counter and one employee to serve customers. An average of 24 customers arrives each hour with a Poisson distribution (and therefore, exponentially distributed interarrival times). Customer checkout times are exponentially distributed with a mean of 2 minutes. Customers are checked o

MSDS PowerPoint Presentation of Products

Report Guide for Household Item MSDS Listed below are some items that you may want to include in your slide show: Common name or brand name of the product Chemical name of primary hazardous ingredient(s) Other commonly used names for product or ingredients Is this chemical toxic, irritant, caustic, etc.? Controls and p

Integrating diet and exercise

1. How can you integrate diet and exercise changes into your life at this time? Be specific about the diet and lifestyle changes you can integrate into your life. (150 words) 2. As you listen to the news or read the newspaper or weekly news publication this week, look for a story or article that pertains to nutriti

Primary and seconday research methods.

What are the differences between secondary and primary business research? How do the concepts of validity, reliability and bias relate to data research?

Organization Structure - Veteran's Memorial Hospital

I would like to compare my ideas to yours. Thanks. Business: Veteran's Memorial Hospital Design an organizational structure: 1. Structure (Simple, Bureaucracy, etc.) 2. Number of Employees 3. Work Specialization 4. Departmentalization 5. Chain of Command 6. Span of Control 7. Centralization and Decentralization

Critical Care Hospital

Critical Care Hospital Critical Care Hospital will be purchasing a CATSCAN (computerized axial tomography scanner) in the next six months. The CATSCAN equipment will be installed in the radiology department and will require a significant renovation for the area. The scanner will arrive in about five months, but the constructi

Job Analysis Data and Information

Giving examples of where each method would best fit the requirements of the situation, describe various methods for generating job analysis data and information. With the advent of word processing and computing capabilities, organizations can develop their own major activity and task inventories. What is the role of job analysis

CB trucking assignment 4

Gathering the data Using the management dilemma identified in assignment 1, prepare a data collection design as if no primary data are available. Detail, step-by-step and in sequence, the search for and review of secondary data you will conduct to answer your research question(s). Explain why you chose the sources you

The information that a selection specialist uses to predict future job performance

The information that a selection specialist uses to predict future job performance can be obtained from several different types of tools: application forms, interviews, tests, work simulations, and so on. In this assignment, use course materials, resources, and the Library to finish constructing your selection process. For this

Andreas Webster's Assignment to New York

Answers to the following questions required 1. Should Andreas go back to the position offered to him by his employer? 2. If Andreas accepts the job, what should his career plan be? 3. If Andreas does not accept the job, what should be do? 4. Who is to blame for the current situation and how could it have been avoided

Career Management of Highfliers at Alcatel

I am seeking help to answers the following questions about the attached case. 1. How best to identify high potential employees and prepare them to assume top management positions 2. How to best integrate business proves across regional groups of companies 3. How best to develp a universal corporate culture in order to e