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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., how would the store chooses the location or distribution center? Can you give an example?

Ethics in International Business and International Trade Theory

You are visiting one your organization's plants in a poor nation. You discover a young girl (under the age of 16) is working the factory floor. The company has a strict prohibition on child labor. You remind the plant manager of the policy and insist that she should go back to the local school. The plant manager tells you th

Assessing Quantatitive Research Methods

When reviewing your topic of interest, are you finding that most of the research are quantitative or qualitative in nature? Pick one of your quantitative studies/sources of information. Tell us the problem statement of the study and provide us an overview of the research effort. Then tell us what kind of quantitative design is u

Brazil vs Venezuela - Globalization and Global Differences

You are the CEO of a large company seeking to invest in either Central or South America and have directed your staff to prepare a report and recommendations. Two of the countries you are assigned are Brazil and Venezuela, and it is your task to make the recommendation between these two countries. Assess the various risks in ea

Employee discipline, separation, and conflict

Write a 3-4 (1200 words) page paper on legal risk incorporating the issues of discipline, separation, and conflict. Separation can include voluntary and involuntary separation, cost of separation, reasons for dismissal, and wrongful discharge. Conflict can include dispute resolution & the negotiation process. Incorporate two to

Integrated Supply Chain

In your own words. What is an integrated supply chain? What are the key elements/challenges in an integrated supply chain? What are the specific benefits to firms that implement superior supply chain management? Integrated supply chains to be explored Alan Johnson. Manufacturers' Monthly. Sydney: May 2007. pg. 24.

Operations: Make-to-Stock, Assemble-to-Order, and Make-to-Order

Can you provide a business example from one of the three operations strategies: make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, and make-to-order. Explain how the strategy works. Is it effective? What it would take for a company to move from a make-to-stock strategy to make-to-order, and vice versa.

Decision Making: Satisficing

Discuss the concept of satisficing. In your answer, discuss the positive and negative aspects of applying satisficing in decision making.

Research Problem and Statement of Purpose

Review one of the research studies that you found for your research study literature review. Discuss the purpose of the study and the type of research approach that is used. Then tell how you determined the purpose. Did the author clearly articulate the purpose for the reader? Explain the difference between the purpose and the p

Credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and financial risk

The four main types of risk inherent to businesses are credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and financial risk. Identify one company (US companies) representative of each form of risk. Analyze how each company manages this risk. How do the company's methods compare to its strategy? What might the company do differently t

Solicitation Strategies

1. Can you compare (similarities and differences) solicitation strategies for foundations, corporations, and government entities. Also can you describe the strategies you are comparing and key steps in each? 2. Can you explain/provide a couple insights about solicitation strategies based on your comparison?

Business Management and Leadership: Traits, Elements, and Styles

Part 1: Of the five key elements of leadership, which do you think is the most important? Why? Do you think leaders are born or are they made? If you think leadership skills can be taught, what would you do to develop those skills? Of the five managerial leadership skills identified in the text, which skill is your strength

Political Process, Solidarity, Actuarial Fairness

In a paragraph format: 1. Please identify and describe in detail the steps involved in the political process a. Each step has its own specific characteristics, provide examples of each. 2. Please explain the concept of actuarial fairness and present an argument in support of that position 3. Please explain the concept of sol

Healthcare Delivery Systems

Explain the four basic functional components of the U.S. health care delivery system include financing, insurance, delivery and quality. Then, answer the 2 follow up questions: 1. Which of these components is more important than the other three? Why? 2. What type of organization would best lobby for your chosen co

Organizational Learning And Innovation In An Organization

If you were the leader of an organization and you needed to create a culture that supported organizational learning and innovation, what are some of the steps that you would take to ensure that happened? What types of challenges do you think you would run into when trying to create the learning culture?

Standard Costing Model in Workplace

Have you ever worked in a company that utilized activity based costing, standard costing, a Just-In-Time operating environment, or any of the other costing concepts covered in our readings during this module? Describe your experience with any of these managerial philosophies and your opinion on their effectiveness.

Types of risks for financial institutions

Identify risk exposures for a financial institution (business risk, market risk, inflation risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, etc.). Then develop a mitigation strategy for those risk exposures. Apply loss control methods to each of the hazards identified. What groups are accountable? What are the intended outcomes? What migh

Supply Chain Management During Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf coast. Proctor & Gamble coffee manufacturing, with brands such as Folgers that get over half of their supply from sites in New Orleans, was severely impacted by the hurricane. Six months later, there were, as a P&G executive told the New York Times "still