SWOT analysis can be very influential for strategic planners and instrumental in determining strategies for many organizations. Can this be applied to a person's private life, too? If so, what applications do you see?
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.
Can someone explain why you would need to consider reliability and validity when conducting business research?
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.
Discuss the concept of satisficing. In your answer, discuss the positive and negative aspects of applying satisficing in decision making.
Is your ability to make rational decisions altered by biases you may have? What heuristic have you used and what are the biases associated with that heuristic? What kind of things could you do to overcome the bias generated by the heuristic?
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
What skills and knowledge have you learned that are helpful to your career? Identify at least three skills and key points you have learned.
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
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?
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
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
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
Kindly assist with the following questions: 1. What is your analysis of the state of the field of innovation management? 2. Describe important issues or current dilemmas in the field. Please include and references.
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?
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.
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
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
1. What would you say is the importance of donor education in the resource develop process as it applies to nonproft as Susan G. Komen. 2. Can you describe 2 or 3 donor education strategies that could be used in this nonprofit organization and how each strategy might best communicate organizational efforts relating to the organ
In your own words define what a sensitivity analysis is and discuss why it is a critical step in conducting CEA. Provide examples.
1. You have been asked to assess the interface for company XYZ's online job bank and resume submission function. You have limited information, however, you do know that: - HR is overwhelmed with the number of resume submissions. - Internal users complain that their applications disappear into never-never land -and that they
Since we all play a part in creating the "shared realities" of our organizations, what ethical responsibilities should we recognize and assume? What are the communication implications of the use of integrated perspectives in an organization?
Choose a restaurant, laundry, grocery store, bank or other retail business of your choice. Perform a risk identification analysis using no fewer than two tools. Provide your rationale for your decisions. Why did you not use the other tools? How might the identified risk exposures impact organizational strategy and outcomes? Incl
See following link for case: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/urgent-deadline-for-newspapers-find-a-new-business-plan-before-you-vanish/ In which stage of the industry life cycle are newspapers? What happened to newspapers? What does the industry need to do to grow and/or say alive?
Describe a specific incentive, reward, or performance evaluation system used in an organization with which you are associated. How does its application support innovation?
Consider the concept of reducing transportation costs for a fleet of delivery trucks or determining best policies and practices in implementing an employee exit system or identifying options to reduce the time in a known product development process bottleneck. Tell us how you intend to go about finding information related to you
Regression analysis is a powerful and commonly used tool in business research. One important step in regression is to determine the dependent and independent variable(s). In a bivariate regression, which variable is the dependent variable and which one is the independent variable? What does the intercept of a regression te
The term Return on Investment (ROI) is often used in describing the results that will be gained by investing in a new venture. Employees are often considered an investment as they come with knowledge and gain expertise through experience and training. Thus, why is it important to consider the ROI in terms of employees and perfor
Preparing an Oral/Written Case Presentation Based on the outline provided I need to put together a written presentation on the company Netflix: General Outline: I. Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose II. Situation Analysis A. General Environmental Analysis B. Industry Analysis C. Competitor Analysis D
1. Can you explain how donor diversity at an organization such as Susan G Komen might influence cultivation strategies? 2. Can you describe a cultivation strategy that would be used with each type of donor such as individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities? Why? How might each strategy foster a relationship