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Q1: The movie rental industry changing. What is changing about where and how we get our movie rentals? What are the movie rental industry's driving forces of change and how are they changing the industry. Explain and discuss what is going on here. Q2: What do you think the movie rental industry of the future of will be lik

Concept of Manufacturing "Explosion"

Need some assistance with this question. If you were the manufacturing manager for a company that manufactures travel luggage, how would you describe the concept of "explosion" and what would you include in your description?

Merging organizational cultures

What have been some of the issues associated with combining/merging the organizational cultures of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Air Lines? Your answer should also include information about assumptions, artifacts, and values and contain references to sources.

Water Rights and Other Institutions

Identify three (3) cases in three (3) different regions of the world where issues have arisen in relation to people's access to safe sources of water. You will likely find that many such issues are political disputes over water rights. Analyzing the relationship between water rights and other institutions of society, politics

Mortality risks with poor sanitation

Environmental problems represent major threats to the health, quality of life, and longevity of people residing in all countries, but arguably more so in the developing world. What are some of the mortality risk factors and burdens associated with inadequate supplies of clean water and poor sanitation that disproportionately aff

Relationship between public and private insurance

Describe the relationship between public and private insurance as well as among the branches of the government. These components and their associated stakeholders are part of a large system. Consider the U.S. health care "system." At the strategic level (macro level), draw a stakeholder diagram that includes both private and pub

Creating a training plan for assessment

Need a training plan for the below: Something consisting of the below details... Needs assessment Environmental analysis Organizational analysis Demographical analysis Operational analysis Individual analysis Training methods Types of media Learning principles Training for learning skills or facts Effectiveness of

Servant Leaders

How would you define the issue or challenge in terms of social responsibility, serving society, and improving the common good? Why are servant leaders needed in today's global organizations (given these issues)? How can they help address the issues or challenges you identified? Please provide references.

Age discrimination in the industrial workplace

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) - Industrial/Technical Workplace I'm having trouble with these end of the chapter questions for studying. Please use complete sentences and your own words. Please cite any references. 6 sentence minimum for each question. Please keep your opinion out of the responses (only focus on th

Organizational Identity

Because "all life resists control" (Wheatley, p. 28.) and "[y]ou can never direct a living system; you can only disturb it" (Wheatley, p. 37), Wheatley argues that organizations can thrive only if they have a strong sense of identity. Do you think that the commonly held goal of maximizing shareholder wealth forms the basis of id

Upward Mobility in Society

What is the social class in which you live and where you fit into it? To what extent can you move either up or down? What is media's role in defining the class system in which you live and possible class mobility?

Selecting Telephone Customer Service Representatives

See attachment. Read the Applications case study, Evaluation of Two New Assessment Methods for Selecting Telephone Customer Service Representatives, found on page 359-361 in your textbook. Answer the questions that fall after the case description; these are the three questions found in the lower half of page 361. Each questio

Case study evaluation and problem identification

Hello; This is a discussion question. Requirements: 1. 400-500 words or more (the more the better); 2. With conclusion or summary; 3. Academic and real example are preferable with reference list; Question: Review Case Study 4-1, 'Diagnosing the Causes of Poor Performance', on page 101 of the text. Imagine you are the

Just in Time/MPC

Looking for some help with this question. "Surge" capacity is the ability to take on an extra number of customers or product requests. Tell how the three different facilities handle surges. For example: a football stadium, a clothing store, and an accounting firm.

Efficiency of Logistics

How will transportation management systems improve the efficiency of logistics? Field, A. M., (2006). One platform, many uses. Journal of Commerce, New York August 21.

Workforce Development - Recruiting and Training Strategies

The original student posting: Workforce management and workforce development plays a big part in a company. How does recruiting and on-the-job training impact workforce management and development strategy? What are the possible consequences of a company not using these strategies? How can these strategies be measured?

Friday Night Life

Please watch the video clip below and assist me with the following questions. Good Works' Community Suppers - Athens, Ohio: Go to On left side of page see "Community Development" column Click on "Friday Night Life" The video clip loads automatically How does the "Friday Night

Best Types of Research for Consumer Complaints in Retail

What is the best type of research to use when dealing with human attitudes and emotions and how do you measure and analyze the results? For example, if I am running a retail store and I am receiving customer complaints that several of my employees are treating customers rudely, what would be the best type of research to use to

Mission statement formulation

How do companies formulate their mission statement? Why is the mission statement important in guiding an organization's strategic direction?

Master Production Schedule Stability

Please help with this question. In Master Production Schedule Stability time fencing is shown as an extension of the freeze concept. In the manufacture of bicycles, describe this concept. Please provide references.

Teamwork and Team Dynamics

The original case study: Understanding how teams work is extremely important from the point of view of team dynamics, but when a team member has a life changing event how should a team respond? Should the team keep it's focus on the team task / goal or should the team re-evaluate the team task / goal based on the change in team

Treating Employees as the Most Value Resource

Question: Most companies do profess that people are their greatest assets. But how many companies do you really think follow this is letter and spirit? I would rather not trust what a company website says about it....but the question then arises as to what is the best measure of knowing that a company is really serious about tr

Performance Managment Plan

Phone Conversation with Bradley Stonefield Traci: Hi, this is Traci. Bradley: Hey, Traci, this is Bradley Stonefield returning your call. Traci: Hey, Bradley, did you get the recommendations for the pay and benefits strategies I sent over? Bradley: Yes, I got them and I'm still looking them over, but they look really good

International Management Questions

The appropriability of technology deals with: • technology that has been illegally appropriated by a foreign government • how appropriate the technology is for generating long-term profit • how easily the technology can be learned and used by the host nation employees • the ability of the firm to profit from its te