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Technology Forecasting

# Why are technology strategy and technology forecasting so important in today's global business climate? # Given all the various technology forecasting approaches, what are the key factors in shaping an organization's "TF portfolio," that is, the TF techniques it chooses to implement?

Thinkings of a Determinist

A determinist would think which to be true human life is pre-destined from birth,god pre-determines human actions,humans don't have free will or all of the forementioned

Change in focus

What should an organization do if the market or customer focus changes mid-stream of the product development process?

The SAS Human Capital Management System

Imagine that you work in the HR department which is planning to install the SAS Human Capital Management system. Now, please help with the following questions: 1. How can you assure employees that the system will be used in an ethical and honest manner? 2. Under what conditions is it fair to use the information colle

Least cost matrix

A company has five (5) employees, which are to assigned five (5) projects. The dollar cost of each assignment (in $1,000s) arranged from employee 1 to employee 5, are as follows: Employee 1 Employee 2 Employee 3 Employee 4 Employee 5 Project 1 $40 $30 $70 $60

Business Letter

Please use your own style of writing a business letter. Please see the instructions attached.

Production and Operations Management: Location of a new warehouse/ distribution center Recommend a site based on these location factors and ratings. Please work in a spreadsheet to document calculations.

Exotech computers manufactures computer components such as chips, circuit boards, motherboards, keyboards, LCD panels and the like and sells tham around the world. It wants to construct a new warehouse/ distribution center in Asia to serve emerging Asian markets. It has identified sites in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and h

Employee Handbook for fiber optic company

As you serve at a company where employee job descriptions are broad, you often find yourself working in new areas on a project basis. You are one of the competent employees that the VP has chosen to form into a team to create an Employee Handbook. Your team will work specifically to develop safety policies and procedures for wor


Many years ago, W. Beveredge, an expert on thinking, made the following observation: "Probably the main characteristic of the trained thinker is that he does not jump to conclusions on insufficient evidence as the untrained man is inclined to do." Think of a recent occasion when your formed an opinion with little or no evidence


I need help writing the null and alternate hypothesis for this assignment; we are looking at moving a business to a home base operation. Below is what we have so far, from this information how would I write the null and alternate hypothesis? Introduction No more prevalent in the world is the ability to turn a business id

Business Communications: Writing a Letter to Employees RE; Plant Closure

During the last three years, company profits have declined and inventories have increased to the point that management has decided to consolidate its manufacturing operations into one plant. Although some of the employees from the closed plant in Normal, IL will be transferred to the remaining plant in Moline, many of the worker

Business Communications: A Letter of Welcome

The VP of Technology and Manufacturing has asked you to prepare a 250-300 word letter welcoming guests to the conference. Because English is a second language for most participants, you understand that the letter must be written in plain English, without complex sentences or idiomatic expressions. The letter will appear over the

Least Square Equations

The following tables lists the annual amounts of glass cullet produced by Kimble Glass Works, Inc. year code scrap(tons) 1999 1 2 2000 2 4 2001 3 3 2002 4 5 2003 5 6 Determine the least squares trend equation. Estimate the amount of scrap for the year 2005

Management Tasks

A. You've been given the task of writing a new vision, mission, and guiding principles statement for your organization. Utilizing the principles of enabling employees, shared vision and inspiring and enlisting others into your vision, draft a new vision, mission and principles. B. As manager, you take work group on a retreat.

City Farm Insurance

Cost-benefit analysis of cash management City Farm Insurance has collection centers across the country to speed up collections. The company also makes its disbursements from remote disbursement centers so checks written by City Farm take longer to clear the bank. Collection time has been reduced by two days and disbursement time

Creating an evaluative matrix

I was giving two criterion for an evaluating matrix. I need to discuss what makes these two criterion useful for evaluating the change management plans. 1. Slide Design 2. Timeliness of Presentation

4 Types of Trends: Trend, Seasonal, Cyclical and Irregular

Trend Systematic: Overall or persistent, long-term upward or downward pattern of movement Changes in technology, populations, wealth. Value Several Years Seasonal Systematic: Fairly regular periodic fluctuations that occur within each 12-month period year after year. Weather conditions, social customs, religious customs Withi

Organizational Behavior as Survival of the Fittest

Pfizer buys Warner-Lambert. Alcoa purchases Reynolds Metals. Nestles S.A. merges with Ralston Purina. Each of these is a recent example of large companies combining with other large companies. Does this imply that small is not necessarily beautiful? Are mechanistic forms winning the "survival of the fittest" battle? What are the

Job Performance and Discipline

Please help with the following on business management. In addition to past work history and an employee's job performance, what other mitigating factors do you think a manager should use in applying discipline? And does not the mere attempt to use mitigating circumstances turn disciplinary action into a political process?


Past, Present, and Future (Critical Thinking)Tools for taking charge of your professional and personal life...personal and professional growth. a. The role of learning and its importance to your personal growth and development? b. Levels of professional competence in problem solving, written and oral communication skill

Margaret (Meg) Whitman

Identify the corporate strategies that were formulated by Margaret (Meg) Whitman that led to the success E-Bay (TM). Indicate any obstacles she had to overcome. Indicate any special skills or personality traits she possess that contributed to the success of the corporation.

Grocery store ethnography from a Korean Store in United States

Grocery store ethnography from a Korean Store in United States Grocery store ethnography Korean's stores in United States Theoretical background: Culture can be understood as a "web of significance," or the interaction of meanings that we attach to the patterns and artifacts around us (Geertz, 1973, p. 5). Learning about

Basic knowledge of the contents of the PMBOK.

Describe the purpose of PMBOK, how it is developed, and how it can be used. Make sure that it covers: Basic knowledge of the contents of the PMBOK. Identify the five project lifecycle phases and their components.

What type of test to use for this problem?

It was claimed recently that more than 65% of high school students in the United States use computers for educational purposes. We wish to examine this claim. We choose a random sample of 170 U.S. high school students and find that 113 of these students use computers for educational purposes. Based on this, can we conclude, at t


HTML and XHTML Research and identify two fundamental differences between HTML and XHTML. I need to provide examples: Find at least two HTML tags that are not valid in XHTML. What are some ways I can check to ensure that my code is valid XHTML? In answering these questions, be sure to identify what the function of the tag is

Organizing a Public Relations Event

Prepare a paper in which you create a plan to execute and publicize an assigned event for a selected company. The plan must include objectives/goals of the event, primary public, PR tools required, a list of targeted media, and a method to evaluate the success of the event. Be sure to address the following questions: What i

Case Study - Ellen Moore: Living and Working in Bahrain

I attached the information of the case including the questions that I need to answer and the reading of the case. Questions: 1. What would you advise Ellen to do and why? What should be her objectives? Are those objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation? 2. Why is Ellen succ