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Moral Hazard: Provider Payment Paradigm

Identify one moral hazard related to the provider payment paradigm. Propose a way to mitigate the hazard.

Building a Business Around the Production Concept

Jobe Smith has decided to build his manufacturing business (lawn mowers in the U.S.) around the production concept. If this approach is taken, what will be Mr. Smith's primary areas of concentration as he builds his business? What issues might Mr. Smith face in deciding to go with this concept as he builds his business?

Calculating the Slack Time of a Given Activity

Consider a project having the following ten activities. What is the slack time of activity B? Activity A B C D E F G H I J Immediate Predecessor None None A A, B C, D D C E, G E, F

Forecasting sales and mean square error of tennis shoes in a sports store in the town's mall

6. Observed monthly sales of a popular brand tennis shoe at a medium-sized sports store at the town?s mall over the first six months of the year are given in the following table. Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Demand 26 30 33 45 36 40 38 42 a) Use a three-month moving average method to forecast the sales for the mo

Organic Food and Bottled Water

Is organic food a fad and why does it cost more than normal food and aren't pesticides used on organic food also? Second, how do you know bottled water is better than tap water? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words).

Assessing the Reliability of a System

An office copier has four main components in a series with the following reliabilities: 0.84, 0.95, 0.94, and 0.95. Determine the reliability of the copier. (Round your answer to 4 decimal places, the tolerance is +/-0.0005)

Operations Management - Reliability

A CD player has 3 components that all must function for the player to work. The average reliability of each component is 0.86. What is the reliability of the CD player? (Round your answer to 4 decimal places, the tolerance is +/-0.0005)

The Cumulative CPI for Calculating an EAC

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Estimate at Completion Problem

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Calculations Using ETC, BAc, BCWP, EAC

1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain answer not skipping any steps, show all equations, acronyms (ie ETC, ACWP, etc), and if applicable, a description of how came to the answer. Problem: Bob's ETC = 6000, BAc = 10,000, BCWP=4,800, EAC = 14,000. What has Bob spent to date? Ans = 8000, but w

BCWP, ACWP, BAC, and EAC

NOTE: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work, however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain answer not skipping any steps, show all equat

Cumulative CPI and EAC

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Do the results justify the conclusions?

A few random results for you to ponder...do the results justify the conclusions? Why or why not? Give a reason why the conclusions don't necessarily follow from the statement. 1. In the NFL, teams win more often when they score 13 points than when they score 14. Thus, scoring points is bad. 2.Often when people use regress

Personnel and Organization Policy

Scenario: You are currently employed by a national Auto Parts retail chain. You started out as a customer service representative and have moved your way up through the ranks to store manager. Recently your company has indicated that they wish to promote you to District Manager, however, they want you to find your replacement as

Economies of Scale vs Economies of Scope

What is the difference between economies of scale and economies of scope? How do firms consider these when investing in processes?

Developing Conscientiousness

Of the Big Five personality dimensions, conscientiousness is the most important factor in predicting job performance across most occupations. How can a person develop a greater amount of conscientiousness in his or her own work?

Forecast Methods and Calculations of MAD/MSE

Consider the data in the spreadsheet. 1. Use the three forecast methods: single moving average of period 3, single exponential smoothing with smoothing constant 0.5, and a third-order autoregressive model, to forecast the data for the next month. 2. For each of the three methods, calculate MAD and determine which is the b

Multiple Regression Model and Prediction of Graduation

Use the data in the spreadsheet "HW #3" to answer the following. 1. Develop a multiple regression model for predicting Graduation % as a function of the other variables. 2. Use the model to predict the Graduation % with a Median SAT of 1500, Acceptance Rate of 50%, Expenditures/Student of \$50000 and Top 10% HS of 80.

Factor Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, and Cluster Analysis

Provide at least 1 example of how a real company has used each of the following multivariate techniques: factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, and cluster analysis. In addition to providing examples, define each of these techniques.

Job Design & HR Planning

1) Would you be more or less attracted to an organization that used online recruiting only? Explain your answer. 2) How do you feel about being limited to "what's in the box" on a standardized application? 3) Are there any methods adapted for online screening? 4) What are the legal implications for using a standardized

This is a follow up question to the other question I asked you. But given that it requires more research I am posting it as a separate question for credit purposes. What do you consider the greatest advantage to the managed care provider network relationship? What are the disadvantages? Citations and references please.

Job Analysis and Competency Models

Discuss the similarities and differences between job analysis and competency models.

Management accounting of cost driver rates and cost estimates

Speedy Printers has contracts to complete weekly supplements required by forty-six customers. For the year 2012, support cost estimates total \$840,000 for an annual production capacity of 12 million pages. (round to 4 decimal places). For 2012 Speedy Printers has decided to evaluate the use of additional cost pools. After ana

Long Term Care and the behavioral health considerations wrapped up in long term care and how the operations, management, and structural changes of the 1990`s and 2000`s have impacted disease management in relationship to primary, secondary, and long-term care today. It also discusses the present demographic changes taking place in the older population in the long-term care system.

Explain the behavioral health considerations wrapped up in long term care? How have the operations, management, and structural changes of the 1990`s and 2000`s impacted disease management in relationship to primary, secondary, and long-term care today? What are the present demographic changes taking place in the older populatio

Reasons for an Organization's Existence

- State the primary reasons for the organization's existence from an analysis of the mission, vision, values, and goals. - Analyze the reason for the type of organizational structure employed by the organization, and identify the key positions that support that organizational structure.

Company Benefits Package

In principle, health insurance would be most attractive to employees with large medical expenses, and retirement benefits would be most attractive to older employees. What else might a company include in its benefits package to appeal to young, healthy employees? How might the company structure its benefits so these employees

Disintermediation

Have you ever heard of the term DISINTERMEDIATION? This means to flatten an organization - remove layers of conducting business. It is caused by the internet. A product or service offered over the internet can now be distributed from the manufacturer directly to the consumer - eliminating the MIDDLE MAN. By eliminating the m

Performance-based budgeting process

1. Describe the three distinct phases of the PPBS process and the specific product each phase produces. What do you think are the primary issues your service will address in its POM (i.e. manpower, new weapons, etc.)? Bring in some support on your service's priorities. 2. Describe the Authorization Process in Congress. Discus

Resumes and Employment Documents

Please copy and paste the link to see the article: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/631/1/ After reading the linked, brief article on resume design for Purdue University, please see: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/631/1/ and considering materials Building Careers and Writing Resumes, respond to the discu

Auditing and Forecasting

"Auditing for accuracy is extremely important." Does this statement apply to business forecasting? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of data auditing? How would these advantages and disadvantages affect stakeholders in the organization?