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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.

Major funding sources for non-profit

Can you give a description of five major funding sources (at least one must be a foundation) you might pursue for a breast cancer organization? For each funding source can you give an explanation of how you would cultivate relationships with prospective donors? Discuss the following: - How you would educate prospective dono

Capital Investment Without Debt

Often when deciding to implement a capital investment decision, funding through acquiring debt must be obtained. Recently the credit market has been tight to non-existent. Using the information in any external research, describe how companies are dealing with the problem of not being able to obtain loans to implement capital inv

Evaluate Communication Techniques

1. What impact, positive or negative, has electronic media had in communicating business-related information? 2. As a manager, what factors might you consider in selecting the most effective communication tools for your employees? For internal leadership? For your external stakeholders? 3. What, in your opinion, are the most i

Sourcing and Transportation

Explain the differences between sourcing manufactured products versus services. Identify some key challenges that would occur in defining service specifications versus manufacturing specifications. Provide an example of each.

Creating a Proposal on Secure Funding

The purpose of this assignment is for you to step into a manager's role in the development of a business document. Please respond to the scenario below in the form of a PowerPoint. In your presentation, consider the steps Guffey and Loewy (2015). Scenario: You are the manager of a team of six proposal-writing professionals. Y

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Research sexual harassment and retaliation cases. Provide a timeline and a narrative of the cases that set legal precedence in the areas of retaliation and sexual harassment. Discuss how these cases have shaped Human Resource Management policy and planning. Response needs to be at least 1,000 words; include citations and referen

Appreciation Strategies of Non-profit Organizations

1. What are your thoughts about the importance of appreciation in the resource development process for a nonprofit such as Susan Komen? 2. As a donor, would you describe one appreciation strategy that you would prefer and another that you would not prefer, and explain why? 3. In your explanation, are there any cultural or ot

Inventory Management and Lean Hospitals

Why is it important to manage the inventory levels? Can you list some pros and cons for holding a big inventory for the companies? Given lean manufacturing is popular nowadays, many hospitals also go with the lean approach. Can you lean hospital in your area? Will it be pleasant if the hospital run out of supply when patients ne

Use of Diagrams in TQM

The The Excellent Manufacturing Company is experiencing quality problems with its Brak-Et line. Rejects and rework have started to go above the 10% level. This is now costing more than $50,000 per month in scrap and rework. The Mfg Engr. Dept. decided to do a Six Sigma project and reduce these excessive costs of poor quality tha

The Connection Between Job Design and Employee Motivation

Select two obstacles and propose a method to overcome the obstacles with a focus on increasing employee job satisfaction. The two I chosen are complications from individual differences and creating new jobs as part of growth or downsizing Then, select an opportunity and apply the opportunity to your current or former workplac

Material Requirements Pan Using MRP Tableau

Use the following information and the attached editable MRP tableau worksheet to determine a complete material requirements plan for the 5 week planning horizon. A garden equipment manufacturer has a product that it makes which is represented by the following product structure tree along with other pertinent data: Informatio

Degrees in Business Quality Management Management Specialists

These are the outlines of a few courses of a Business Quality Management Degree. Read and answer the following questions. The Business Quality Management Degree is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement organizational change through quality improvement in all organizational processe

Disaster Planning Options for a Small Store Front

Your swimwear shop is a block from Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You lease the location, which offers merchandise floor space and storage. Your business is quite profitable as the location serves tourists. Your supplier is located in Miami, FL and delivery is via truck. Your 20 employees are local residents. Seve

Offensive Business Strategies

"Another characteristic of offensive strategy is that it focuses on price-cutting and adding new features to create competitive advantage in the global market." This statement makes me want to ask the following two questions: 1. To achieve its objective using an offensive strategy, can an organization sell at loss? 2. Coul

Human Resources: Shifting Demographics In Workplace

Aging of the Workforce Multigenerational Workforce Increasing use of Social Networks Evaluate the various options that the HR manager could take to ensure that each of the trends listed above you selected is adequately addressed in the HR plan to ensure proper work design.

Purpose of Vision and Mission Statements

Mission and vision statements can be powerful strategic weapons (Mullane, 2002) and vehicles for communicating culture. (Swales, & Rogers,1995). What are your thoughts/perspective on the power of these statements? How do you think they can be used strategically within the organization for communicating with employees and exte

Advantages and disadvantages of electronic media forms

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of several electronic communications and their potential uses with your internal audience. In considering your internal stakeholders, discuss what factors - from the perspective of management - should be considered in order for each of these tools to be effective in a diverse working env

Business: Authority, egalitarian social contract, competition

1. The model of professional authority 2. The egalitarian social contract 3. The market competion model The concepts behind these models are similar to concepts of communal solidarity, actuarial fairness, market regulation and personal responsibility. What do the above have in common with the concepts of communal solid

IT for a Competitive Advantage

Kindly assist with the following questions. 1. How do countries achieve competitive advantage using technology? Identify the role technology can play in establishing competitive advantage. 2. What are the risks associated with using technology for competitive advantage? 3. Can competitive advantage be achieved primarily t

Competitive Advantage and Measurement

Kindly assist with the following questions. 1. What is competitive advantage and how do you measure it? 2. What does "value chain" mean and how does it relate to competitive advantage? Identify strategies that can be used for cost advantage. 3. What is differentiation? Give examples of differentiation in the IT industry.

McDonald's strategic prospects

Discuss your views of McDonald's strategic prospects based upon your analysis of the external assessment and consideration of the opportunities to grow, as well as threats from competitors and the macro environment. Use at least 500 words and cite any sources used in APA format

Locations of Online Stores

Nowadays, there are so many online stores. Is location still important? If an online store needs to deliver large quantity of goods (e.g. amazon.com), how would the store chooses the location or distribution center? Can you give an example?