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D. L. Woodside, Sunshine Snacks: answers to case study questions

Chapter 2 Case Study: "D. L. Woodside, Sunshine Snacks" (p. 60 of the textbook) Read the case study and answer the following three questions. 1. What traits does Woodside possess that might be helpful to him as he assumes his new position? What traits might be detrimental? 2. Would you consider Woodside a people-oriented o

Six Categories of Cost

List and describe the six categories of cost. Additionally, discuss which ones are used in making an incremental cost analysis and why. Choose a product and discuss it in terms of these six categories of costs.

Total Cost of Ownership

David Burt, et. al. (2010) described different components of total cost of ownership. Discuss three of these components as they relate to a product or organization of your choosing. Describe why you think that these components are relevant to that product or organization.

Minimum of Health Care

A mother brings her daughter to the emergency room every time she has an asthma attack. Her parents are part of the working middle class; however, they cannot afford health insurance and their income exceeds the minimum for the State's Children Health Insurance Program or federal assistance. The child is treated for her asthma a

Smitheford Pharmaceuticals Case

Smitheford Pharmaceuticals was founded by a former officer in the Civil War, General Robert Smitheford, in 1878. He moved his family to Colorado Springs to aid in his wife's tuberculosis condition. At the time, it was believed that the sunshine and high altitude had curative effects. The company quickly grew and expanded. To

"Global versus National Talent Management Process"

HRM 532 "Talent Management" Week 7 Discussion 1: "Global versus National Talent Management" 1.) Differentiate between talent management for global versus national efforts and how your organization would address the creation of a global effort if one is not already in existence. (Please add references) Week 7 Discussion 2: "

Pro's and Con's of Contracting

In 250 words please write What are some reasons for and against contracting out? Additionally, what are reasonable items to contract out?

Sociological Perspectives on Family issues

Discuss family and family issues within the major sociological perspectives. Review the situations described below. 1. The arranged marriage of a 16-year-old African girl to a 25-year-old Indian man. 2. A married homosexual male couple that moves from the Netherlands to Australia. 3. The merger of a family of two young gi

Analysis of a recent labor dispute

Analysis of a recent labor dispute as reported in an article from a recent issue of a newspaper or business periodical. Does the report favor management or labor? Does the ownership of the periodical used influence the scope, language, and conclusions reached? Short (about one page) reply to all above questions, that I can use

Racism and Discrimination

Choose a racial group for which to do your research. 1. In what ways does the group that you chose to research experience discrimination in the United States? 2. In what ways does the group that you chose to research experience discrimination in other countries? 3. What are the stereotypes associated with the group that yo

Eustress and Distress

Briefly discuss the difference between Eustress and Distress. Answer each question in 200-350 words. APA references and citations. Often opinion questions can be supported by research.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Could you assist me with examining the direction of union collective bargaining strategies. In this case, let's examine the position of unions in the public sector. If you were a union leader in government whether it is a city, county or state, what would you want your union to ask for in their collective bargaining negotiations

Top qualities in managers

There are many types of top qualities in managers. Compare two of them and note similarities between the two and identify contrasting information as well.

Competency Processes

I need help with this: I have the first part of the paper but can't seem to find good information to complete the 2nd part. I need to describe some of the effective processes for identifying and defining competencies (such as job modeling or job analysis techniques, which include observations, focus groups, surveys, etc...) I

Employee Needs & Motivation/ Intrinsic Motivation

I need help with these two questions with citations and references added. Employee needs are not hard to meet if the employer understands that each employee is an individual and a part of a group. Needs need to be met with each person's needs evaluated. The basic needs of employees like lunch, breaks, food, and water are easy

Diversification and Changes in Shareholder Value

Please respond to the following: Take a position as to whether or not your believe diversification increases shareholder value in a given company. Support your position. Given a company that is already diversified, suggest how senior management may determine the most effective strategy and how it should be evaluated.

Applying Deming's Steps

The transportation costs for the Pressed powder production are high, but so are the costs of building an entirely new manufacturing facility. A description of the processes is listed. The company does not know how to proceed but is beginning to embrace TQM thinking. To encourage this new direction, bring more information and ana

Virtual Distance Training

I wrote a paper and I totally approached it as a research paper instead of a proposal. I definitely need help with this one. I need to choose technologies and write around 700 words in an approach that it is a proposal to a boss as to why the technologies would be a good choice to use for virtual (distance) training since the bo

Building Functional Expertise, Operational Objectives and Talent Management

The two-part case study: 1. There are many ways to build functional expertise within an organization. Select one of the key roles in building functional expertise, and prepare a two-year plan to build functional expertise of a newly hired manager. 2. Analyze how operational objectives, their relationship to talent managem

Organizational Managers and Decision Making

Discuss the following statement. "It is important that organizational managers understand that bounded awareness can and will occur in decision making." In developing your discussion, cite a minimum of two sources.

Individual and Group Decision Making

When making business decisions there are issues that may call for either group or individual decision making. What are the times when each decision making approach is most effective? What are the general advantages and disadvantages of each approach?

Receiving and Delivering Feedback: how to give and receive feedback

Question: Detail three key tips that you would share with a new manager on how to most effectively provide feedback. Then, provide three tips you might share with a new subordinate on how to receive and deliver feedback. Provide a rationale for the selection of each tip.

Leading a Global Organization

As a senior executive in a 21st-century organization, evaluate how you would lead a global organization with employees from countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Analyze how you would implement systems thinking and critical thinking into organizational processes to improve problem-solving.

Manufacturing of an Electronics Company

Assume you have the role of top management at a major global electronics company that is developing a wireless device capable of on-demand music and video downloads from anywhere on the globe. What criteria should the company use to determine where to manufacture the device and whether or not to enter into a collaborative arrang

Using Excel at Work and in School

Describe the uses for Excel in your future career and/or in school: - How much do you anticipate using Excel? - What specific tasks or projects to you see yourself using Excel for? - What specific features do you think you will be using most often and why?

Business Research: Understanding Questions

What is the proper method for asking questions? What should be done if a question is misunderstood? What should be done if a respondent answers a question before it is encountered in the questionnaire? Support your answers. Why is it important to think of the research report from a communications perspective? Support your

Product Development and the Business Plan

Please help with the following problem. Which section or sections of a business plan submitted to venture capitalists are the strongest and which sections are traditionally the weakest? Identify and discuss at least two weak sections of traditional business plans.

Small Businesses' Legal Structures

For the business you chose, what form of ownership seems best? Why? Discuss the pros and cons of the alternative forms of ownership that lead to your decision. Does a corporation really mitigate legal risks to the operator of the business? If so, how are the risks mitigated? What risks remain?