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    Innovation: IBM Innovation Strategy

    Select an organization and discuss the innovation strategy used by the organization and identify the strengths and weaknesses of that type of innovation strategy. If you were the leader of an organization, what factors would you take into consideration when selecting an innovation strategy?

    Global Business Ethics and Leadership

    Hello I need help developing response to the following questions: 1. What risks might occur in dealing with different employee constituencies? Is it possible to use one set of criteria to hire nationals of the host country and different criteria to hire nationals of the country in which the organization is based? What America

    Assessing and Alleviating Groupthink

    Part 9 A - Describe the term groupthink. - Which attributes are typically present for groupthink to develop? - How can a team reduce the tendency for groupthink and move past the norming stage to the storming stage? B You have just been assigned the lead role on a team project at work. Your team is comprised of people fro

    Portfolio Expected Rate of Return and Beta and the Constant Dividend Growth Model

    Monica Dubois, an ABC investment advisor, has a new client, Mr. Jack Klein. Mr. Klein is a conservative investor who is interested in a required rate of return of 10% on his stock investments while assuming lower market risk. You are asked to help Monica make a suitable portfolio recommendation backed by risk-return calculations

    Research Southwest Airlines Business Decisions

    Research Southwest airlines and address the following: • Are employee empowered at Southwest Airlines and to what extent? • What are the benefits to empowering employees at an organization such as Southwest Airlines? • Provide your suggestions and recommendations for developing empowerment at Southwest. • How com

    Technological Innovation and Communication

    Kindly assist with the following questions: 1. To what extent is technology "an actor" in society, forming and evolving according to its own dynamic? 2. What are some of the key pitfalls for businesses that focus on technological innovation? Is there such a thing as being "too focused" on technological innovation? 3. Ho

    The Growth of International Equity Market Essentials

    The international equity market consists of all stocks bought and sold outside the issuer's home country. Stock exchange listings of the greatest number of companies from outside their own borders are Frankfurt, London, and New York. Respond to the following: What is the international equity market? Identify the factors

    Different Philosophical Approaches to Ethics

    Indonesia's economic growth has been hampered for decades, first because of the dictatorship of former President Suharto and the massive debts that were accumulated during his regime, and, more recently, because of the country's excessive red tape and corruption that make it difficult to start a business. Transparency Internatio

    Absorption Costing Article

    Perform an Internet search using the term, absorption costing and locate an article less than one year old from the results of your search. Please make sure that you do not select an instructor's lecture notes or a class assignment from the results of your search. After reading the article, write a brief paper 3 - 5 paragraphs t

    ERP Business Implementations

    I need help with conducting a preliminary search as well as responding to the following: - Discuss why an organization must expect the implementation of an ERP to disrupt operations. - Scalability has several dimensions. What are they? What do they mean for ERP installation? - Distinguish between the two-tier and three-tier c

    Automobile supply chain

    Provide an example of a supply chain for a specific product or service. Many supply chain examples can be found via the library and the Web. Which one area of the supply chain is the most critical link in the chain for this product and why?

    Southwest Airlines - A Success Story

    • Give a history of Southwest Airlines, it's background, how it was started, where it was started? • Where is Southwest Airlines based out off, where is the main branch or base of operation, or headquartered? • Who are some of their important leaders, what types of products or services do they offer? • What is Southwe

    Leadership Challenge: B2C Verses B2B

    Review the "Leadership Challenge: B2C Verses B2B" (see below) What are the major differences Charles will encounter between a B2B selling environment versus a B2C selling environment? As head of sales for Integrity, what are the two biggest challenges Charles will face in putting together a retail sales force? LEADERSHIP

    Inventory Management & Supply Chain

    Determine the - inventory turnover, - how to increase turnover, - what to focus on, - weeks of supply of raw material on hand necessary, - total cost of ownership analysis and - selecting suppliers. Please show all work and include formulas using the Excel spreadsheet I have uploaded.

    Inventory management problems

    "Jill's Job Shop buys two parts (Tegdiws and Widgets) for use in its production system from two different suppliers. The parts are needed throughout the entire 52-week year. Tegdiws are used at a relatively constant rate and are ordered whenever the remaining quantity drops to the reorder level. Widgets are ordered from a suppli

    Competitive Advantage: Role of HR

    Respond to the following in a brief paragraph (ensure to cite any references): Competitive advantage is major gain by an company when it provides the same value as it competitors but at a lower price or can charge higher prices for a better value through some sort of difference between the product or service. HR can help crea

    Business Strategy within the Global Market

    1. Explain the extent to which large versus new and emerging companies contribute to all innovations and to radical innovations. 2. What role has venture capital played in this economic transformation? 3. Define the seven major themes that characterize the mind-sets, attitudes, and actions of a successful entrepreneur? Wh

    Richard Branson's Leadership Style

    1. Assess the key elements of Richard Branson's leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Provide support for your rationale. 2. Given that The Virgin Group has been described as a fast-growing entrepreneurial company with many facets to the group, suggest how the unique aspects of R

    Wal-Mart: Germany Failure

    Provided below is an article link describing Wal-Mart failure in Germany. Do you think that culture had a direct impact on the success/failure from organizational change? Is there anything they could have done to prevent the problems that arose? Explain why. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02walma

    Plotting Data

    Please see attachment for data. a.) Plot the data in the attachment on a graph. Do you observe any trend, cycles, or random variations? b.) Starting in year 4 and going to year 12, forecast demand using a 3-year moving average. Plot your forecast on the same graph as the original data. c.) Starting in year 4 and going to y

    Building Customer Partnerships Through Employee Empowerment

    How does employee empowerment help in building partnerships between the company (Lets say Google and Starbucks) and their customers? Can you explain how/why? This will allow me to better understand with regards to an Internet based corporation and that of a product base company.

    Southwest Airlines Mission and Strategy

    Provide an example of a mission statement and corporate strategy. This can come from any public, private, or non-profit organization. Describe how the strategy is evident in the culture of the organization via its actions. Does the strategy mesh well with the mission and vice-versa? If not, how might you apply alternative stra

    How Much To Order

    The steak and Chop Butcher Shop purchase steak from a local meatpacking house. The meat is purchased on Monday at $2.00 per pound, and the shop sells the steak for $3.00 per pound. Any steak left over at the end of the week is sold to a local zoo for $.50 per pound. The possible demands for steak and the probability of each are

    Risk & Risk Strategies

    *What is the definition of risk? *What misconceptions might exist when using the term risk? What is the difference between a domestic risk strategy and a risk strategy that takes a global approach? In the response, consider whether U.S. multinational entities should merely opt for a global posture in their risk strategy. *

    Sustainable supply chain management

    Please respond to the following questions: 1. Indicate specific areas of research in a sustainable supply chain that would prove beneficial. 2. What potential impact might a sustainable supply chain have on the overall state of the field and the future directions of global supply chain management research in the next 3-5

    Failure to Change

    As I have learned, organizational change is not always successful. For example: Block buster was a home video store (my opinion) that was unable to recognize change, implement short-term fix approach. Are there any other areas that may have led to its demise? Would the five pillars: leadership, strategy, culture, structure, a