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MBA/530 Discussion Questions

1- What are the elements of an effective employee development program? 2- How can programs be designed to promote and encourage employee commitment to the organization? 3- What are the challenges and opportunities presented by cultural diversity? 4- How would the process of designing an effective employee development pr

R&D Effectiveness

Please review the Web Sites , and regarding Technology Road Maps. Then, complete a detailed Topic Summary by doing the following: a. Create and defend a technology roadmap for the Ford Motor Company based on the web site reading above. b. Describe

Analyzing the Presentation Environment

You are the workgroup leader in the finance department at New Products Creation, Inc. The company is seeking financing for a new robotics component manufacturing plant. You and your workgroup will be preparing a major presentation which you will be delivering to several types of audiences who need to be persuaded to financially

Operations Management for Wally's Widget Warehouse

Wally's Widget Warehouse takes orders from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. The manager wants to analyze the process and has provided the process flow diagram shown below. There are three steps required to ship a customer order. The first step is to take the order from a customer. The second step is to pick the order for the customer and then


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Case Study - Executive Summary

Please provide the following for the attachment: 1. Purpose and scope of document 2. Summary of the situation 3. Key points relating to the situation 4. Conclusions 5. Recommendations and actions to be taken, and why

Buying Process

Which steps in the buying process should a marketer focus on? Why? Does the level of involvement with a product or service impact the buying process? If so, how? If not, why not?

You are the manager of Product Development at High-Tech toys, Inc.

You are the manager of Product Development at High-Tech toys, Inc. You need to send a memo to the Vice President of Information Services, explaining the following: a. The laser printer in your department is often out of order b. The laser printer is seldom repaired satisfactorily. c. Either the machine is faulty or the rep

Case Study Imaginative Staffing, Inc.

1. Should Imaginative Staffing, Inc., adopt a team-selling system for selling to important accounts? 2. If so, who should be on the team? 3. What training would be needed by the team? To what extent should the team's presentation be planned 4. Analyze the key elements and processes of selecting and recruiting a sales fo


Any ideas on how you design a forecasting process? What considerations would you employ when forecasting demand in a city that depends on tourism?

Individual Research Case Analysis of the Vioxx Drug Case

This assignment requires that we submit an 8-15 page PowerPoint Presentation on the Viox Drug Case, and the use or misuse of this drug. The comprehensive analysis should be framed against all the steps suggested in the Sekaran (2003) research process and founded on the skills developed in previous assignments of this course.

Data Collection and Data Analysis tools

Examine 2 data collection and analysis tools that can be used in consulting projects. Compare and contrast these tools, identifying advantages and disadvantages of each method. Also, Recommend processes to overcome any disadvantages.

Network flow models

The members of the Vistas Club are planning a month long hike trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains from Virginia to North Georgia. There are a number of trails through the mountains that connect at various campgrounds, camping and cabins. The following network shows the different connecting trails and the distance of each con

Stages of Corporate Development

I have found several sites that discuss the 10 stages of corporate development, but the stages have names. My professor only offers four. They are Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Following are the questions: 1. Ojectives which are personal and subjective and are typified by an entrepreneurial spirit describe what stage? Stage 1? 2.

Linear programming

Using Excel, please help with the following: Mary Kelly is a scholarship soccer player at State University. During the summer she works at a youth all-sports camp that several of the university's coaches operate. The sports camp runs for eight weeks during July and August. Campers come for a one-week period, during whi

Intrinsic & extrinsic rewards

In your current job what motivates you to do well? Identify 2-3 extrinsic rewards that positively impact you and keep you focused on what you need to accomplish. Next, identify 2-3 intrinsic rewards that also positively impact you. What other ways could an organization motivate you, both intrinsically and extrinsically? Cons

This posting provides solution to poisson and exponential distribution problem

Partially completed products arrive at a workstation in a manufacturing operation at a mean rate of 40 per hour (Poisson distributed). The processing time at the workstation averages 1.2 minutes per minutes per unit (exponentially distributed). The manufacturing company estimates that each unit of WIP inventory at the workstatio

Data Collection Methods

For any research effective data collections methods are essential to study and solve the research question. Below are the common data collection methodologies.Below are the basic data collection methods which can be used to gather data for research.

MBA/520 - What is an open job review?

What is open job review? Background: What I would suggest doing is having an open job review and selection process to ensure that the best people get hired for each position. This ensures that the very best people survive the cutting process. While it would be a very intensive process and would make everyone nervous in the

Information on a Different Country's Customs for Business

Each of the four HR Managers is contributing to the international team-building groundwork by doing the following: Select two countries from different regions and create a PowerPoint presentation for the other HR managers, as well as the Corporate HR Director, on the unique cultural issues that may come up if people from the

Discussing the Redesigning of an Organization

During times of change, one of the first things some leaders do is to reorganize or redesign their organizations. What are the advantages and disadvantages of redesigning an organization as part of leading needed business changes? What are the risks and costs associated with redesigning an organization?

How does a manager lead and transform a failing organization

How does a manager lead and transform a failing organization and create a culture and capability to ensure the success of the organization? What is needed to successfully lead this type of transformational change? And why do these transformation efforts often fail?