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Negotiation and Bargaining Differentiation

1. Differentiate between types of negotiation outcomes (cross-cultural negotiation) 2. Determine strategies and tactics for distributive bargaining 3. Determine strategies and tactics for integrative negotiation

Mattel lead toy recall

In regards to the Mattel recall of lead found in children's toys: What is the best way to ensure the safety of children's toys? Consider how the following groups would answer this question: government regulators (in the U.S. and China); consumer advocates, the toy industry, children's product retailers; and standard-setting

Behavioral Challenges

Some people argue that consumer behavior is all emotional, and some that the behavior is all rational. Explain some of the rational considerations consumers have when considering purchasing a new home. Now explain some of the emotional factors. Which do you think is stronger?

You work as a seller in a large auto dealership

You work as a seller in a large auto dealership. Your boss is all excited because he found a market research report titled, "What Women Want When Buying A New Car." The boss wants you to include the research findings in your sales presentations. But the report was written in 1974. Write three paragraphs about what problems may e

Management Override

What is management override and do you think that it is an issue that can be easily controlled? Why or why not? I am including a link to an AICPA publication that discusses management override and what audit committee's can do address the risk. There are also great sections on ethical challenges that management faces. (htt

Reebok & The Bis Corporation & American Tool Works cases

Please see case study in attachments and answer the following questions: 1. What are the main problems faced by Reebok? (4 - 6 sentences) 2. Identify at least 6 potential causes of the problems faced by Reebok. 3. Propose at least 4 potential solutions that may help solve the problems faced by Reebok. The Bis Co

Three "P's": Possible, Probable, and Plausible

Trend forecasters, sometimes called "futurists", use three "P's": Possible, Probable, and Plausible. Possible includes the "outliers" on the classic bell curve. Probable narrows the spectrum to the mean, median, and mode at the top of the bell curve. Plausible narrows the probable to those activities or options that humans will

Global Questions for Chinese Technology

Could you provide your feedback to these questions below? 1. China is still ahead in technology than the U.S. and more competitive but growing in the U.S. What is your view on a new world order? Do you think that it would have an effect on other countries that China and the U.S. have relationship with? 2. The Chinese gov

Punishment Philosophies

1) What are the various punishment philosophies within the juvenile court and it processes? 2) How do these philosophies differ from the adult process? 3) What are the sanctions involved, the various legal factors associated with sentencing, and the aspects of the appeal process.

Healthcare Maintenance Organizations: Pro's and Con's

Healthcare maintenance organizations (HMOs) are the most prevalent type of Managed Care. Explain the positive benefits and negative aspects, respectively, of HMO managed care from the provider's point of view "a physician and a healthcare facility"and from a patient's point of view.

Creating a Businesslike Tone in Media

Read the following e-mail message and then (1) Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each sentence and (2) revise the message so that it follows the proper guidelines of writing a business email message. The message was written by the marketing manager of an online retailer of baby-related products in the hope of becoming a r

Implementing an ISO9000 Program

What are the important issues and areas to consider when determining whether to implement an ISO9000 program? What are some of problems that might arise in implementing such a program?

Third Party Supplier Relationship Management

What is the value to the company and the supplier in developing and implementing a Third Party Supplier Relationship Management (3 P.L. S.M.S.) System? How can such a system provide greater efficiency?

Operations Management

Process map the three plan manufacturing processes. Identify waste and then develop a new process map for the future, with estimated dollar costs for combining into one location. The scenario is: Be sure to use all five symbols, Operation, Transport, Inspect, Delay and Store. Raw materials are received at the Minnesot

Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management

You are a development planner working for the Navajo Nation's tribal government in Tuba City, Arizona. You would like to develop a decentralized energy plan that encourages businesses to use individual solar power units. How would you convince business owners to utilize solar power over fossil fuels? How would you encourage them

Work Measurement: Cost Estimation

Control factor unit used in the work measurement study was hundreds of pounds of equipment unloaded or loaded at the dock. Month Units of Activities Material handling cost $ January 1400 11350 February 1200 11350 March 1100 11050 April

Difficulty Finding Excellent Candidates

1.) You were recently promoted to sales manager of one of your company's most productive regions. After several weeks on the job, you are becoming concerned about Brad, one of your veteran salespeople. Although he is quite successful as a salesperson, Brad seems to have a problem dealing with time. On several occasions, you hav

Criminal Justice Various Models

1.) What are the various models of the criminal justice process? 2.) Why are these models important to the criminal justice process?

Retailer Supplier Partnerships

Manufacturers and retailers occasionally find using third parties to perform certain aspects of the materials management and/or product distribution functions beneficial. Why might this be the case?

Research In Motion Case Study

CASE STUDY: RESEARCH IN MOTION Research in Motion: Co-Leadership in Tough Times Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, co-CEOs of Research in Motion, will have their leadership skills put to the test over the coming years. Although the Blackberry has fared well, it faces stiff competition, especially from Apple's iPhone, the sales

How has technology impacted the ways we train employees?

1.) What ways have technology impacted the training of employees? 2.) What are some specific rules and regulations on technology and how training of employees are conducted? 3.) An analysis of information leading to the current situation on the impact of technology and training employees?

Courtroom Participation

1.) Who are the various courtroom participants and what are their roles? 2.) What are the duties and responsibilities of the major participants, how are they selected, and what is their importance in the court proceedings?

Change and Management

Able Corporation as an organization has come to the conclusion change has to take place in order for the corporation to remain as a viable business. In order to this process to be successful it must be embraced by the entire organization beginning with the top continuing through to include all employees at every level of the or

Population and the Standard of Living

Fertility rates in many countries have dropped so low that their population is no longer growing. How will this affect economic growth? How will this affect the standard of living?