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What is the value of a mentoring program to the organization? To the mentor? To the protégé? What are the expectations of the mentor and the protégé? How much time would some expect to spend as a mentor? What type of training should a mentor receive prior to starting a mentoring assignment. How does e.Mentoring

Public Relations - Kickbacks?

You are the senior vice president of marketing and communications for a medium-sized manufacturer headquartered in your city. Your company is bidding on a major contract in an Asian country. If your firm wins the contract, the company's revenues could double over the next five years. Plus, you will likely have the inside track o

comparing Langston Hughes' two poems, "Trumpet Player" and "The Weary Blues."

* Write a well-developed paragraph (the length may be specified by your instructor) comparing Langston Hughes' two poems, "Trumpet Player" and "The Weary Blues." What is the connection between racial issues and music in the poems? What is the value of music to the speakers in each poem? * Your paragraph should be o

Public Relations Ethics

Do you think it is ever OK for a public relations person to lie (i.e., deliberately mislead a reporter or the public by providing incorrect information or not correcting misinformation that favors his organization). If you were working for the government as a public relations person, would you ever mislead reporters? What are th

Critical Success Factors

What are the attributes of Critical Success Factors in general? How do you think are these attributes present in the IT (Information Technology) industry or not? If they are, then please expound upon your response. P.S. Please provide appropriate references for statements and/or quotations next to the statements and/or quotat

Simulation - Coast-to-Coast Airlines

Coast-to-Coast Airlines is investigating the possibility of reducing the cost of fuel purchases by taking advantage of lower fuel costs in certain cities. since fuel purchases represent a substantial portion of operating expenses for an airline, it is important that these costs be carefully monitored. however, fuel adds weight t

Economics and Management - Student Course Load Planner

Student Course Load Planner If you need to make adjustments to manage your time, I trust you will go ahead and make them. Good Luck. CREDIT HOURS Each course you take is measured in "credit hours". Credit hours refer to the number of hours per week you are in the classroom during a fourteen week semester. Most courses are

Discuss the changing factors that could influence business in the future

As a small business owner, information can be one of your key assets. Why must you, as a business owner, manage information as a resource? How might the Internet and related communication technologies change your business? What are some of the ways that information technology can improve productivity and performance in y

Operations Management - Economic Shift

1. How do you explain the shift of the economic mass from traditional industries to information-intensive industries? 2. What kind of tools can an MNC use to build up competitive advantage from operations? 3. Which are the main consequences of resource-induced changes in operations management? 4. Have you noticed a change of

Inflation tables, Unemployment Tables, Interest Rate Tables

Create inflation tables, unemployment tables, or interest rate tables Also figures such as economical figures of inflation vs unemployment, avg. salary at times of inflation, etc. Also, provide a short executive summary on these above topics.

Regulating Health Care

To what degree should private sector insurance companies regulate managed care issues such as the approval of procedures, referrals, and other decisions?

LPP using excel solver operational management

Exercise Assignment 1: Please use Monet.xls. This is the example that was worked in Class. You must have Solver on your machine. 1. You will first need to re-enter all of the solver parameters. Do that, but do not add a non-negativity constraint. Solve the problem without the non-negativity constraint. When you send me the

Leadership in a Global Learning Organization

What are the major leadership initiatives that enhance a learning organization? Why is a learning organization critical to organizational success in our competitive global economy?

Job Costs in a Service Company

Job Costs in a Service Company On June 1, two jobs were in process at Top Notch Painters, Inc. Details of the jobs follow: Job No. Direct Material Direct Labor P-20 $174 $64 P-43 32 84 Material inventory (for example, paint and sandpaper) on June 1 totaled $920, and $116 in material was purchased during the month. Ind

Public Relations

Recommend strategies to build media relations and generate publicity for Smith Systems Consulting. The issue was Security Issues Operating on the Internet. As a respected and trusted leader in innovative but practical information technology services and consulting, Smith Systems Consulting (SSC) recognizes the importance of its

The Healthcare System

Describe the impact of Children's Health Program on the macroeconomic system, the healthcare system and population subgroups in California.

Break-Even Charts for William's shirt business.

1) William started his own business which manufactures shirts for special occasions. He has just begun this business and rents space and equipment from a local fabric maker when necessary. The cost of using the equipment and paying for the worker costs $460 per month and renting the space is $890 per month. The materials used

Nonrational Escalation of Commitment Decisions

You and your co-workers had an in-depth discussion about nonrational escalation of commitment. Use your best communication techniques to discuss the following questions: 1. Identify the possible original decisions, the person(s) who could make it, and the person(s) who may escalate the commitment to that decision. 2. Descr

Compare and contrast the three research methodologies (analytical approach, systems approach, and actors approach) that are presented by Arbnor and Bjerke. What are the basic paradigmatic assumptions? Which of the three has provided the most useful knowledge? What are the key strengths of the three methodologies? What are the key vulnerabilities of the three? What is the future of these methodologies in creating management theory?

Compare and contrast the three research methodologies (analytical approach, systems approach, and actors approach) that are presented by Arbnor and Bjerke. What are the basic paradigmatic assumptions? Which of the three has provided the most useful knowledge? What are the key strengths of the three methodologies? What are the ke

reporters, publications, and electronic media

I would like to know what reporters, publications, and electronic media (television and radio) regularly- pick a profession, company, or industry that interests you and research the reporters that cover it. What are the names of the reporters who have written stories about it? How long have they been in the business and what oth

First Mover Advantages/Disadvantages

Evaluate first mover advantages and disadvantages relative to time as a competitive advantage. What is the most significant lesson that can be learned with regard to first movers and their role in maintaining a competitive lead?

Public Relations - Smith's Consulting

Identify the selected organization's P.R. issues based on this scenario. Smith Systems Consulting is experiencing security issues associated with operating on the Internet. Here is some info on Smith's Systems Consulting: Smith Systems Consulting, Inc. has the competencies - technology, skills, and capabilities, to join

MAPE, Tracking Signal and Control Limits

Two independent methods of forecasting based on judgement and experience have been prepared each month for the past 10 months. The forecasts and actual sales are as follows... Month Sales Forecast 1 Forecast 2 1 770 771 769 2 789 785 787

Writing a Business Letter to the Company or Organization

Please help with the following problem. Choose a big-ticket item that is rather complicated, such as a stereo system or a vacation in the Caribbean. Write a business letter to the company or organization that's offering the item, and ask four questions that are important to you. Be sure to include enough background informati

Media Coverage

Visit the Web site of a major corporation (major corporations would include members of the Fortune 500) that posts its news releases. What are some of the topics of these news releases? Why do you think these topics were selected for news releases? In what style are the news releases written? What other information does the comp