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Strategic management Toyota's strategies

i) What strategy (or combination of strategies) did Toyota use to turn it into a powerhouse? ii) To what extent has Toyota's strategy (or combination of strategies) changed over the years, or been constant? iii) How does Toyota's strategy (or combination of strategies) "fit" with the environment of the automobile industr

"Too Big to Fail"

"Too Big to Fail" is the title of a recent book and a movie by HBO. It refers to the bailout of the major financial institutions that began in 2008, and at the time there was concern, by some, the United States would fall into a depression without this aid. For the purpose of this discussion I would also like to include the bail

Chevy Volt Case

1. What does the Chevy Volt case tell you about the nature of strategic decision-making at a large complex organization like GM? 2. What trends in the external environment favored the pursuit of the Chevy Volt project? 3. What impediments to pursuing this project do you think existed within GM? 4. The plan for the Chevy Volt

General Motors

Explore the GM website: 1. Characterize GM's commitment to the environment? 2. Do you think this commitment will offset the environmental issues with fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions? Provide support for your opinion. 3. What are GM's real strategic reasons for these environmental initiatives?

Business Management: Group-think

Please help me with an assignment by providing some thoughts on group-think: List some steps a manager can take to prevent group-think in his or her group/team. Thank you for your help.

Daniel Kahneman's Theories

Discuss examples of Daniel Kahneman's theories and examples as they relate to your work and life. How do they change the way you think about forecasting? 1) You must provide specific examples of biases in forecasting you have observed or can expect in the work environment. 2) These biases must be related to names of biases

Management Research Hierarchy

"Calling Up Attendance: TeleCenter System Users Forum" Nashville-based TCS Management Group markets TeleCenter System software used to forecast staffing needs for reservation centers, order centers, or customer service centers. Using TeleCenter systems allows companies to have the correct number of people on duty at any hour

Negotiations: Coalition and the Roles of Participants

1) Describe the process for forming a coalition. Why do coalitions form? Under what circumstances will you form a coalition in negotiations? 2) Describe the roles of constituent and agent in a negotiation. How can you manage constituent outcomes and behavioral contract as an agent? How can you manage outcomes and behavioral con

Organization Selection

The initial step in developing your strategic management plan project is to select a health care organization. For more information on topic options, refer to the course project description. When you have determined your organization, begin analyzing the following factors that affect your particular type of health care system:

Economic Order Quantities

Tax Preparers Inc. works 250 days per year. The company uses adding machine tape at a rate of eight rolls per day. Usage is believed to be normally distributed with a standard deviation of three rolls during lead time. The cost of ordering the tape is $10 and holding costs are $0.30 per roll per year. Lead time is two days. (

Foreign Country's Interviews

Problem, Identify four indiviuals who either grew up in a foreign country or who have lived in a foreign country for more than one year.Interview those four persons. Try to have four different countries represented. During each interview, develop a list of eight key differences between American style/custom and that particular c

Power within an Organization

Please see attached file. This assignment is based of the following questions below: Below are three response that were submitted based on the two questions above, all that I require is some assistance with the response to each of the three responses below: First response by: A.S. 1. The most powerful people in

Kirkpatrick Levels of Learning Evaluations

Explain the relationships between 5 types of learning evaluations (e.g. Kirkpatrick levels). The levels are (1) Reaction Level, (2) Learning Level, (3) Behavior Level, (4) Performance Level, and (5) Results Level. Please identify the key characteristics of the situation that demands that type of evaluation.

Teaching Organizations

Use USA Property Fund Inc. to answer the following questions: (1) Describe the framework developed for creating a teaching organization. (2) Identify and describe the first five steps in creating a teaching organization. (3) Analyze and describe the rationale for each step.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment,

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

List at least ten ways to climb the corporate ladder. Consider job performance, communications skills, and leadership, just to name a few. Consider roadblocks that may prevent one from climbing the corporate ladder. Select one of the ways listed and consider the consequences of it. What could backfire and actually stop the

Mission or Vision

The first step for developing operating mechanisms is to establish a mission or vision for the organization. The mission or vision gives the organization direction, momentum, and commitment. It lends meaning and identity to the organization and guides the organization. What is the mission of your organization? What is the missi

Developing Learning Outcomes

Review the lesson you described in the Unit 1 IP. (see attached) Write a brief summary of the lesson. Develop 5 terminal course objectives (TCOs) for the lesson using the ABCD (audience, behavior, conditions, degree) method of writing objectives. Create 3 cognitive objectives, 1 affective objective, and 1 psychomotor objecti

State Appellate Court

Please help answer the following problem. Please include references to go with the solution. What is the State Appellate Court System?

Management Succession Plan

Carol Wingard has worked hard to build the small jewelry manufacturing company she started in her late 20s into a highly successful family business. Now, 40 years later, she is "ready to step down and enjoy life." She has seven family members, including her two sons Ralph and Cooper, who work in the business. Ralph has 30 years

"For Talent" Case Study

Based on the reading of case study 5.2 "For Talent". Refer to the questions found at the end of the case studies to help you think about your response. Please just don't answer the questions at the end of the case study,