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    Economic Considerations: Consumer Products Inc.

    Scenario: Consumer Products Inc. (CPI) is a U.S. regional consumer products company located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company manufactures and distributes a small line of consumer products to retailers in major western cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. The company has an excellent rep

    Training & Career Development

    1. List three benefits of distance learning programs. Explain how they are beneficial to the organizations allowing their employees to partake in them. 2. Compare the two types of training methods (INFORMATIONAL OR TRANSMITTAL AND EXPERIENTIAL). 3. What, other than ROI, is often used to determine the value of training? Now

    Energy Drink Logos: Monster

    1. What is it about Monster's logo that makes it effective? 2. How can good packaging help a product? 3. Why is labeling an important part of the packaging for energy drinks like Monster? http://books.google.com/books?id=39PhqYDpFT0C&pg=PA416&lpg=PA416&dq=what+is+it+about+monster%27s+logo+that+makes+it+effective?+how+can+go

    Web Search Screening

    What are the potential risks of searching for information over the Internet (such as violating a federal law, accessing incorrect information, identity theft)? If your employer asked for your help in developing a "web search screening" policy, what advice would you give?

    Training to Prevent Turnover of Sales Representatives

    Imagine that your current training is weak and inconsistent, which resulted in high turnover of sales representatives. Using the information from below about my company, think about how would you mold your ideal salesperson with training and develop an effective training plan for new hires and current representatives. Some items

    Effective Training and Four Levels of Evaluation

    What is the relationship among the four levels of evaluation? Would you argue for examining all four levels if your boss suggested you should look only at the last one (results) and that if it improved, you would know that training had some effect? Explain your answer fully. There is a 200 word minimum response required.

    Making the decision to obtain an MBA

    Discuss the reasons for and against going to school to obtain an MBA. Use research and references to support your points and establish the standards you used to assess the credibility of your sources. In your conclusion, explain how your arguments for and against an MBA have informed your own personal decision with regards to go

    PORTS: Luxury Brand Case Analysis

    Read the case "PORTS: China's Walk on the Global Luxury Fashion Boulevard," by Gerald Yong Gao, Jiangyong Lu and Hung-Gay Fung from the Asia Case Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. (1) What are the characteristics of a luxury brand? How do marketers segment the luxury goods market and what is the implication fo

    Public Policy and the Growth of Managed Care

    Describe how public policy has impacted the growth of managed care. Choose two examples, one from the state government and another from the federal government. Which organization do you believe is more restrictive in its policy?

    Organization Development Consultant

    - Explain the relationship between generalization and specialization in the consulting industry - Identify and describe two primary drivers that have been pushing the consulting industry. - Describe the two models of international structure that have had an influence on the consulting industry. - Discuss how to build a consul

    Location Planning and Analysis

    A small producer of machine tools wants to move to a larger building, and has identified two alternatives. Location A has annual fixed costs of $100,000 and variable costs of $13,000 per unit; location B has annual fixed costs of $300,000 and variable costs of $8,000 per unit. The finished items sell for $18,000 each. a. At w

    PowerPoint Proposal for Production Plant of Suits in Costa Rica

    Your manager explains that you must prepare a presentation for the board of directors discussing the rationale for locating the new production plant for men's business suits in Costa Rica instead of in the United States. Design a PowerPoint in which you address the major reasons behind the Costa Rican strategy. For full credi

    Purchasing & Supply Management

    Explain the role of Purchasing and Supply Management in new product development as well as development of specifications and a standardization program. How can cross-functional teams be used in the creation of specifications for new products as well as procedures and processes for establishing and maintaining an effective standa

    Product and Process Layout

    What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and process layout appropriate? What challenges have been faced as a result of the current layout?

    News Release for Red Cross PR

    Draft a news release that you will use in your public relations campaign for Red Cross and explain in detail how the content, style, and essentials of your news release will help you persuade the public to your point of view.

    Letter to Address a Rude and Unprofessional Instructor

    Who can I talk to regarding the instructor for AC410B, Intermediate Accounting II, Mr. Glenn Daniels? His work attitude in the class or/online is very unprofessional. For an example, I have a busy work schedule and I have posted weekly discussion early sometimes. This week for discussion I posted early and a few days later Mr.

    Competency behaviors

    Please provide an overall competency statement or comments on each one. Please focus your comments on the two highest and two lowest rated competencies. Must be at least 30 to 50 words on each comment/statement. Please see the attached for detail. 2 Rated High are: 1) Results Focus/Execution Behavior Statements 2)

    Components of Internal Analysis

    Use "The Seven-S Framework" (listed below) to examine a firm with which you are familiar and address how the firm stacks up in respect to the "qualities of excellence" (listed below). Does alignment with this list help explain why the firm is currently successful or unsuccessful (use any metric you think is appropriate to judge

    Components of an External Environment

    What are the two most relevant externalities from (attached exhibit 2.6) for a firm with which you are familiar? Have these externalities made the industry in which the firm operates more, or less, attractive to you as consumer? Explain. 150-200 words.

    Operations Management: What are process flow structures?

    What are process flow structures? What structure does your organization rely on the most? How effective has the structure been in achieving organizational goals? What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and

    Organizations - Training and Needs Analysis

    Hello, can someone help me with these questions? A short assessment please and thanks. 1. How would the training differ in a company that is primarily research and development compared to one that has a dominant product presence? How would it be similar? 2. What do you think are the most common concerns for organizations aft

    The solution is for a two-part textbook question that discusses the good and bad of mixing business and pleasure; along with my writing skills can not be overlooked. Leaning on friends or family for a business decision may result in a positive outcome, or forever change the personal relationship. Writing is an essential skill that should never be overlooked. Each question is answered in over 200 words; the collective solution is about 450 words.

    The textbook questions posed by the student were: 1. Never mix business with personal matters "it just leads to damaged relationships, poor business decisions, or both." In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views. 2. A fellow student says, "So, I'm

    Organizations and Web 2.0

    1. How can organizations enhance cooperation using Web 2.0 applications? 2. How can companies manage their Enterprise 2.0 strategy and deal with potential pitfalls associated with Web 2.0? 3. Explain how organizations can enhance collaboration using Web 2.0 applications.

    Compensation Case Study

    Go to www.salary.com and select at least four jobs to analyze. Select at least three cities for each job. You can use the same three cities for all four jobs. Answer the following and show the salary data: 1. Which jobs are paid more or less? Is this what you would have expected? Why/why not? What factors could explain the diff