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Good Guy Hospital Supply case study

Good Guy Hospital Supply (GGH$) was founded in the 1960s to serve the hospital and nursing home industry. Over the past 35 years, its sales have grown an average of 26 percent per year, through both geographical expansion and increased existing-market penetration. Key to GGH$'s success is service. It prides itself that it is abl

Discussion Questions (STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT)

Discussion Question (250 words each) 1. Explain the following competitive strategies and use at least two corporate examples: Focus on market niche, low-cost leadership, product differentiation, customer-supplier intimacy. 2. What is the role of strategic planning in creating value for an organization? Provide an example o

Risky Decision Paper

I need help with the following assignment: Examine current events and choose a risky decision that must be made. This decision should relate to a legal, political, or economic event in the business environment. The paper should include the following details: ? An overview description of the decision to be made ? The pr

The Bay of Pigs Invasion and Decision Failure

The Bay of Pigs Invasion." Discuss the failure of the invasion in terms of bounded awareness. In your opinion, what caused the poor decisions to be made? Could focalism and/or focusing illusion have played a part in this failure? If so, how?

Pegasus' Senior Management Team Presentations

You anticipate a great deal of resistance to change from the employees of Pegasus, especially if there are layoffs involved. You and the HRD group must first identify the emotional factors of change and then present a plan to address these issues to the company in a meeting. You must consider the overall culture of the organizat

Open Systems Theory Question

1-What is Open systems Theory? How can open systems Theory be used to understand an organization? Discuss how Open systems Theory could apply an organization or discuss applying the Open systems Theory to Skype. 2- Discuss Cost Volume Profit Analysis. How can it be used to Analyze. Do using it for Break-even Analysi

ERM: Petters Group Worldwide / Petters Company Inc. $3.65 Billion Ponzi Scheme

1, Discuss how Petters Group Worldwide / Petters Company Inc. were able to conduct a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. Using the concepts and framework of Enterprise Risk Management, COSO, and/or the Basel Accords, make recommendations as to how a situation such as this can be prevented. 2, Give at least one specific example of a

Business: Classic Airlines Scenario

Based on Classic Airlines scenario(The world's fifth largest airline, Classic Airlines, commands a fleet of more than 375 jets that serve 240 cities with over 2,300 daily flights. In the 25 years since its inception, Classic has grown to an organization of 32,000 employees, and last year, it earned $10 million on $8.7 billion in

Hospitality Segments

Identify and describe the segments of the hospitality and tourism industries. Use examples to support your response.

discussion on theory of constraints

Can you comment on below discussion: "For example, weakness among employees to fully understand and contribute to a process due to lack of education or training can become a constraint in terms of completing the process successfully. " A:You struck a chord with me on above, in the lack of education or training component. Whil

Ohori's Coffee case study

Once considered a commodity product, many small boutique coffee companies are luring customers with promises of high quality and unique flavors. How do the processes used by the small companies compare with those of the major coffee processors? Coffee producers purchase green coffee beans, which have been processed through sever

Information Systems: How Personal and Work Life Differ Due to Networks.

In your words,Think about how your personal and work life is different due to networks. In 4-5 paragraphs, answer the following: What role has networking played in our personal and professional life? Why are network standards important? Explain how network standards define your network. Create a homogeneous environment th

Building a Regression Model as a Screening Tool

You are on the admissions board of a university, in charge of creating a screening process that will predict academic success (university grade point average (GPA)) for newly entering freshman. At your disposal is a variety of data from hundreds of current university students including: - High School GPA - SAT score (from h

Tips for Trainers: Comparing Methods Conduct a search of the Internet to identify tips for trainers in dealing with difficult trainees. Compare the types you find with the types identified in the text. If different, compare those you found with those in the text and offer an explanation as to why you think they were not included. If types are similar, compare how the text and Internet site suggest handling these types, noting any differences and explaining which method you prefer.

Conduct a search of the Internet to identify tips for trainers in dealing with difficult trainees. Compare the types you find with the types identified in the text. If different, compare those you found with those in the text and offer an explanation as to why you think they were not included. If types are similar, compare how t

Enterprise Risk Management

A comparative analysis of COSO I and II Vs. Basel I and II. How does Enterprise Risk Management relate to Basel Capital Accord?

Operations Management and Productivity

For the session long project, we will analyze the different OM perspective of an organization. FedEx is the company in which I need to work with. For SLP 1, identify the following by writing a paper (with paragraphs, including an introductory, body, and concluding section): 1) The organization's name and main line of b

Reorganization and accompanying change impacts in organizations

Now that you have given your team and management an overview of the reorganization and accompanying change impacts, you need to prepare your team to help manage the change. Using the Library, other materials, and credible Internet sources, find three models of change and discuss their advantages and disadvantages in relation to

Weaknesses are defined as constraints

How does below theory apply to your current or most recent employer? "Weaknesses are defined as constraints because they block the ability of the organization to achieve certain goals and objectives. In other words, if weaknesses or weak links exists within a process or task, that weakness becomes a constraint in terms of pro

All About Quantitative Reasoning for Business

Simultaneous equations are a set of equations containing multiple variables. What are two examples of how simultaneous equations are used in business? What are some of the different ways you can satisfy these equations?

Learning Technologies and Styles Comparison

Compare either a study of learning technologies validity or learning styles and technology obtained from either the web or professional journals published in 2007 or later. Technology in Learning Technology in learning is a broad topic. Really the topic can be a class in itself instead of one week. How does technology impact

Tools to Navigate Change

What is your reaction to change in your personal history? What personal tools do you implement to help yourself navigate change?

Standardized Work Instructions

What are standardized work instructions? Comment on some of the characteristics that effective standardized work instructions have and the benefits that organizations can enjoy by implementing them after close of a project. Provide an example.