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Allocating costs to non service depts.


Case Study SEARS

Sears: Visions of Grandeur?' In the 1970s, Sears was the nation's largest retailer. Positioned as a middle-line retailer, between low-priced, discount houses and higher-end department stores, Sears was indeed where America shopped-especially for hard- ware and appliances. Craftsman and Kenmore have consistently been among the

Upcoming Fix Risk Management

Minor Changes?Big Risk, a Tale of Woe! A large and very well known healthcare organization sported a very large mainframe infrastructure to run the software to support its patient care function. This consisted of billing, patient records, administrative software, and 150 applications to support general practice. Now, it is v

Critical Thinking

*Read the following discussion question response written by Owen, a fictional Axia student. Identify areas of vagueness and ambiguity and discuss how you could clarify the email's message using the writing principles addressed in the text. "Hi class, I don't have a lot of time to explain but off the top of my head answe

Management Decisions - Maladroit Cosmetics Company

Maladroit Cosmetics Company The plant manager of the Maladroit Cosmetics Company must replace several of her filling machines that have become obsolete. She is about to take delivery of six machines at a total cost of $4 million. These machines must be installed and fully tested in time to be used on a new production line sch

Hypothesis Identification

Identify the hypothesis described in the article. Explain how the hypothesis statement was used in the study . This study examined the impact of a training programme which aimed to support language-, literacy- and social-communication-promoting strategies for professionals working with children with language delay. Sixtee

Decision Analysis

There are 6 discussion questions about decision analysis. Many of the questions can be answered with a few words such as #1 is "maximin so corporporate bonds," (300 words)

Transparency and corporate governance

The relationship between self motivation of management and effective corporate governance.Are companies reporting their transactions the way they should? Are they reporting the transactions in a way that helps shareholders understand more about the company, more about the decisions and judgments that the companies make as they g

Interest groups and their importance

Pick a company, a fortune 500 company for example (not IBM, I have used that ) Based on your research of their Web site, other resources (e.g., an Internet search of the topic), discuss what community outreach programs the new company has and what they hope to accomplish through their programs. Does the company target any parti

Data Management Case Study

Using the EASYDRIVE SCHOOL OF MOTORING CASE STUDY DOCUMENT ATTACHED 1) Create a local conceptual data model(ER Diagram)pls. use words drawing tools. 2) Create a transaction pathways diagram to validate the local conceptual data model against the query transactions describe in the case study. 3) Create and validate a local log

Risk Management

Three friends who were in Senior position of mining Co.decided to form their own mining operation to process Pure Nickel. They decided to raise equity through Aim listing and a loan of $100M. They will transport the Nickel Ore to another location where the procesing will take place using the acid-leach method. Their is a growi

Hiring consultants for knowledge engineering

If you were tasked with hiring consultants to perform knowledge engineering for your organization, what abilities, understandings and skills would you look for in consultants? How would you rank order the importance of these characteristics? Is it important for them to have experience in your industry sector? With organizatio

Productivity vs Mode of Collaboration

Dear Productivity Police: First it was standing by the water cooler gossiping, then it was yakking on the phone, now my coworkers spend all day e-mailing, surfing the net and instant messaging their friends. It is unfair to those of us who work diligently ALL day long, not just when the boss is looking. Some of my coworkers cla

Case Study

What are the following of the case: Facts (F), Assumptions (A), Issues (I), and possible Resolutions/Courses of Actions. Thanks

Operations Management

1. CRP assigns work to the next available machine rather than the one that can perform the job most efficiently. a. true b. false 2. For a set number of jobs to be processed on one machine, SPT will always minimize average number of jobs in the system. a. true b. false 3. In sequencing j

Motivating employees

Reflect and share with some of the most effective means of motivating a workforce. Your response can consist of theories and learnings from any text, or professional/personal experiences.

Business Management

I've heard a many perspectives regarding the selection of the perfect employee. However, I want to give you a real-life scenario and hear what your recommendations would be for the following: Let's say you're in the trucking business, which is an industry that has a very difficult time attracting employees who are willing to

Global Strategic Management

FORD MOTOR COMPANY I need to list 3 or 4 financial ratios for the Ford Motor Company. My first question is how do I properly define financial ratios? We haven't been asked to deal with this before. Talk about what the financial ratio means and tell how For is doing in regard to the ratio. The ratios can be compared to prev

Individual and Teamwork Harvard Review article

Read the Harvard Business Review article "The Power to See Ourselves." Then prepare a reaction paper as follows. The paper should be a discussion of your reaction to the newly gained knowledge found in the assigned articles. That is, with what points do you agree or disagree and why? What did you find interesting about the ar

Impact of StopNShopNow, Inc. Stores

Discuss the possible impact of StopNShopNow, Inc. stores being located solely in one of the following three locations with the indicated employee demographics. Location: New York City, NY average employee age: 30 years old male/female ratio: 50:50 Suburbia, MO average employee age: 40 years old male/female ratio:

Strategic Management

Why are managers though to favor the pursuit of corporate growth ? a. Growth results in large company size, and large size satisfies manager's needs for power, status, income, and job security b. The pursuit of growth represents the best way of maximizing the long-run profitability of the company c. Growth is designed t

PR Job Responsibilities

Interview a staff member (not an hourly employee) of your organization's public relations (corporate communications, benefits communications, investor relations) department. What was his or her education like? What are his or her job duties? What does he or she regard as the primary skill for a good public relations practitioner


If Massachusetts increases the sales tax to 10%.Will the policy strengthen the state economy? What will be the impact on prices?

Market for Eco-Tourism

Where would I begin to start for information on what a target age group of 30-45 years olds would be looking for in a eco-tour? What would I look for in finding what their consumer habits are and finding competition information on eco-tourism?

Executive Assistant Training

Read The 8 Step easy guide to designing training sessions ( After reviewing the following article select 2 responsibilities. One should be technical in nature and the other should deal with interaction skills. Follow the first 6 steps described in the article. Assume th

Information and Decision Support

Reflecting on the Candidate Ethical Principles (golden rule, utilitarianism, categorical imperative, etc) and the Moral Dimensions of the Information Age (also referred to as PAPA issues: privacy, accuracy, property and access) explain how you would approach policy from the perspective of an end-user subject to the policies, a m