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Analyzing Jones Soda's Target Demographic and Expansion

Jones Soda There are few companies with as intimate a relationship with their target market as Jones Sodas of Seattle, Washington. Jones was started by Peter van Stolk, whose innovative idea of making soft drinks with names like Fufu Berry and Perspiration was a hit with the young, hip counter-culture demographic that was hi

Helping team member / role expectations

1. If you see a team member who is struggling, what are you going to do to help? 2. Have you ever been in a role that wasn't predefined with expectations? What were the results?

U.S. vs. Canada's Social Security System

Compare and contrast the U.S' Social Security system with that of Canada (or another country of your choice). Your paper should contain the following sections, with one or two paragraphs in each section. Introduction to the U.S. Social Security system (based on textbook readings) Introduction of the Canadian (or other) sys

Structures That Facilitate Creativity Within An Organization

1. What structures and conditions facilitate creativity and innovation within an organization? What structures inhibit creativity and innovation? Give examples of each. 2. Share an example when you have observed dysfunctional learning within an organizational. Discuss ways to avoid or change the dysfunctional behavior.

LEED Building Design

Investigate LEED (Leadership in energy and Environmental Design) building designs. Should all new buildings be required by law to adopt LEED design standards and conform to the LEED rating system?

The importance of logistics management

My task is to show how the business operations in an organization can be brought into harmony, generating the smooth flow of information and materials throughout the value network for the benefit of customers and the competitive success of the organization. Question: - The importance of effective logistics management in smo

Non-Profit Organizations: Board Recruitment

Describe challenges to board recruitment, and reasons why they would be challenges and how they can be addressed. The solution provides "real world" scenarios on two recruitment challenges.The first is lack of compensation as most members serving a non-profit are in unpaid positions. Unless a person is retired and/or has anot

Formal Program Evaluations

1. Frequently, formal program evaluations are deemed as failures. Why is this type of situation the case? 2. Describe the methods usually used by governments to evaluate policy choices. 3. Describe the Government Accountability Office. What is its role? 4. Why are government programs seldom terminated?

Public Policy Models

1. How can public policy be viewed as the "preferences and values of a governing elite"? Provide examples 2. Compare and contrast incremental and rational methods of policy making? Include examples of each model. 3. What criteria must a successful policy model include? 4. Identify three uses or lessons that can be learn

Discussion on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

An HR professional in a 1,000-person company supports purchasing employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) to protect against worker claims that their legal rights have been violated. An operations manager suggests that the insurance is not needed because the company already has general business liability insurance. In wh

Achieving diversification

The authors of our textbook argue that "...clearly, not all diversification moves, including those involving mergers and acquisitions, erode performance." Diversification is achieved through two methods: 1) through horizontal relationships, and 2) through hierarchical relationships. The benefits of these two relationships are mu

Procurement and Contracting

What are the core competencies of a successful buying or selling team leader? What are the most significant challenges you must overcome to be a successful buying or selling team leader

MNC Factors

Please explain a few factors that influences MNC organizational Structure.

Strategic Management for Harley Davidson

Please help with following questions: i) Discuss to what degree you believe Harley Davidson is currently proceeding towards its mission, vision, and values. ii) Identify two or three of HD's most important stakeholders and discuss whether Harley Davidson's current strategic direction is aligned with the needs of the corpor

Medupi Power Station

Looking for assistance on high-level analysis of the following business case, to provide perspective towards the following questions. Response expectation is high-level, so not to exceed 1-1/2 pages: Read: CONSTRUCTING THE MEDUPI POWER STATION --Would you describe the initiatives at Medupi as organizational development, c

Corporate Governance Concern in Emerging Markets

1. What is the controversy surrounding Flex Industries? Discuss the chain of events. 2. (a) What are the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders? Analyze their behavior with respect to the Flex incident. (b) What has been the role of the market during and after the controversy? What is the theory behind the marke

Company health insurance plans

It's the end of the year and it is time to renew the company's health insurance plan, as well as look at the other benefits the company offers. While employee morale is not low, the owners feel that it could be improved if they offer better benefits. They also believe that they will be able to hire more competitively in the futu

Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: Evolution

The specific case study questions: How has the collective bargaining process evolved in the public sector? What do you think was the most crucial change? How are you seeing the effects of that change today? This solution explains how social media has significantly changed the ability for "confidentiality" to remain tha

First view of an organization: the recruiting process

The recruiting process is often the first time applicants get a close look at the organization that might be their next employer. Think about your own experiences applying for jobs. • How do employers manage their employment brand? • What determines first impressions? • Based on your experience, what do you thin

Company Mission, Vision, and Stakeholders

Company Mission, Vision, and Stakeholders Strategic management starts with vision and mission. It consists of the analysis, decisions, and actions an organization undertakes in order to create and sustain competitive advantages You can pick a company that interests you, one that has a lot of information on the web about th

Demand Analysis, Optimal Pricing and Estimating and Forecasting Demand

In what respects are the following common practices subtle (or not-so-subtle) forms of price discrimination? a. Frequent-flier and frequent-stay programs b. Manufacturers' discount coupon programs c. A retailer's guarantee to match a lower competing price. Address the the questions and please explain throughly for be

Preparing a training document

The new corporate trainer has been asked to provide training. Prepare a training document to be used in the monthly company training session for discussing how an evaluation of a project for the public sector would differ from an evaluation of a project in the private sector.

Learning Tools and Strategies

Please create an outline of learning tools with regards to the following topics: - Note taking during class - Note taking while reading - Ways I will prepare for tests - Strategies I will use when taking tests