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The Future Direction of Digital Transformation

1. Indicate areas of further research in digital transformation of the traditional business world that would be beneficial. 2. What potential impact might the digital transformation have on the overall state of the field and the future directions of IT for a competitive advantage research in the next 3-5years?

Creating business value from IT investments

I'm looking for a (4-5 page) paper discussing "How can organizations create business value from IT investments?" It must contain 3 references. Additional Info for reference: SMITH, H. A., MCKEEN, J. D., & SINGH, S. (2007). DEVELOPING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY FOR BUSINESS VALUE. Journal of Information Technology Manag

Digital Transformation of Traditional Business

Topic: Digital transformation of traditional business 1 State and provide background information for the digital transformation of traditional business. 2 What are the current theories and areas of debate for the digital transformation of traditional businesses? 3 Are there particular industries or technologies that will b

Global Management, M&A, Corporate Governance, Strategy

1. How difficult is it for merger and acquisition strategies to create value and which firms benefit the most from M & A activity? 2. What are the incentives for firms to use international strategies? What are the three basic benefits firms can derive by moving into international markets? 3. Explain the rationales for a

IMF and Tight Monetary Policy

Do you think the IMF policy of a tight monetary policy and reduced government spending is the appropriate response for nations experiencing a currency crisis? What are the implications for international business? Explain your answer in a well-constructed and cogent response

Centrally Organized Health Care

Which countries have a centrally organized and controlled healthcare system? How comprehensive is coverage in each of the countries with a national health service?

Does Information Technology Matter in the Business World?

Assume that you are going to make a pitch to your CEO or the head of your organization of a new IT project. It is 2012 and you need to justify why you think such a project deserves investment. Let us know what your opinions are regarding: "Does IT Really Matter and Why? How do your views on this issue help/not help you in mak

Creating an Ethical Culture

Describe how organizations can create an ethical culture. Provide an example of a company with a positive ethical culture.

Analogical reasoning

Describe the concept of analogical reasoning. Then, considering your last purchase decision, discuss how analogical reasoning could have helped you improve your decision and increase your satisfaction with the product or service that you purchased. Please help me with this. You can use one of your personal examples, it will g

The Success of Xerox

Xerox is a very familiar corporate name in the United States. There was a time, however, when the company was faltering and needed to adapt to foreign competition. This exercise will help you see how complex such change can be. 1. Describe its current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (a SWOT analysis). 2.

Leadership: Transformational or Transactional

Part 1 1. What are the differences between in-groups and out-groups? 2. How do quality leader-member exchange relationships influence follower behavior? 3. How does a leader's first impression and perception of a follower influence the quality of their relationship? 4. The development of a high-quality LMX relationship has b

Effective Leadership Styles

Please help with the following questions: What are the most effective leadership styles? Why are they effective? In your opinion, what are the least effective leadership styles? Explain. Use journal article and cite academic references.

Lockheed Martin's transportation modes

Take a look at Lockheed Martin transportation structure and answer the following question: Which type of transportation is most important in Lockheed Martin firm's supply chain? Could Lockheed Martin use a different mix of transportation modes to improve its efficiency?

Consolidation of Airlines

1. How does consolidation improve airlines' revenues? How might it improve their costs? 2. Are there any disadvantages to the airlines consolidating? 3. Why do you think Southwest Airlines is (on average) one of the most profitable of the U.S. airlines? Should it attempt to integrate with other airlines? Why or why not?

Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.

Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine I need help in researching and rounding off the topic discussed in the two attached articles. Please review the articles and provide substantial answers to the questions below. Please include at least four primary, peer reviewed articles as references. 1. Critique the two articl

Management: Teamwork, Leadership, Charisma, and SWOT

1. Based on the definition of a group versus the definition of a team, have you been a part of a group, a team, or both in your past or current work situations? What do you think are the best parts of working as part of a team? What do you think are the worst parts of working as part of a team? How can you as a manager encourage

Worldwide Supply Chain

What are the problems companies face when they expand their supply chain worldwide? What are your suggestions? You should identify at least four problems/issues. You should use at least one additional resource. Make your claims and back them up with information from the reading and your other references. Add some of your own

Comprehensive SWOT Analysis on Walmart

Please provide a SWOT analysis for Walmart, which consists of the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Each category should describe the issues that fall under that area. The opportunities and threats should have at least ten items identified for each.

Manufacturing In-house vs. Outsourcing

An essential issue in international business is determining which components to manufacture in-house and which to outsource to independent suppliers. Is outsourcing a good idea? Explain your answer in a persuasive way.

Purchasing Power Parity and Inflation

the increase in the money supply as being analogous to giving people more money. If the output of goods and services is not growing at a similar rate, inflation will eventually occur. According to PPP Theory, what will happen to the U.S. dollar? Why?

Cost Optimization

Referring to the table in the attached table, consider that hiring a driver costs $10 while each machine costs $100. Which method should he use and why? See attachment

ICT Facilitated Growth and Organizational Competitivenes

How has ICT facilitated growth and organizational competitiveness in wholesale and retail trade? Describe how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries such as the Caribbean appear to be most under threat.

The Competitve Escalation Paradign

America and the Soviet Union have been competing with one another during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. In hopes of gaining strategic advantages over the other, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was created. Explain what the Strategic Defense Initiative was. How did the United States and the Soviet Union apply the com

Protectionism and unfair trade practices

Unions in developed nations often oppose imports from low-wage countries and are strong advocates of restrictive trade barriers to protect what they view as "unfair" import competition. Is such competition "unfair"? Explain your answer with a well-constructed argument and examples to illustrate your point(s).

Economic progress

Economic progress within a country seems to depend on how well property rights are protected. Explain the relationship between property rights, corruption, and economic progress and their importance to the economic development of a nation.