James Middleton is considering the potential for success in a side business by opening a bicycle store in a local mall complex. The proposed store would cater to a growing trend in cycling with bicycle sales, parts and add-on equipment sales, rentals, and service and repair. Two spaces, one large and one small, with ideal locati
Please see attached file for the table. You have a network with a critical path A-B-C-D. For our purposes, you are allowed to ignore the other paths through the network. The values for optimistic (a), pessimistic (b) and most likely (m) durations for each task are as shown below. These are based on the probability that vir
Research methods: Following the criteria of what makes a good hypothesis, construct a hypothesis for these questions. Make sure that you explain why your hypothesis meets the criteria.
A researcher posted three research questions. Research Question 1: Did topics of the visual coverage of the Iraq War differ between The New York Times and The Guardian newspapers? Research Question 2: Did the visual coverage of the human toll and destruction during the Iraq War differ between The New York Times and The Guardian
Why is it important to be able to identify sets and set theory as related to business operations? What applications do you think functions have for the business world? Can functions be used to predict next year's profits, or how much your company will grow?
The expected EBIT of Krupa Co next year is $20 million with standard deviation of $4 million. The tax rate of Krupa is 30% and it has 10 million shares of common, stock. Krupa has to pay $8 million in interest and $5 million in a sinking fund. What is the probability that Krupa will be able to pay a dividend of $1 per share
Please look at the attached file. Consider a security with stock prices: 60 with probability one eighth i.e 1/8 70 with probability two eights i.e. 2/8 S(1) = 80 with probability three eights i.e. 3/8 100 with probability two eights i.e. 2/8 T = 0 is current period T = 1 after 1 year E(S(1)) should be expected
Imagine you own a health and wellness company. Your company employs numerous fitness trainers and exercise professionals. As part of your company's community outreach program, you have agreed to visit a meeting of the local nurses association. Your audience is personal trainers, nutritionists, and nurses. They require that all p
You are deciding whether or not you want to manage a new project for your company. Since you are very ambitious, you want to decide whether this is in your best interest. You know that to be successful as a PM, your project must come in within the approved budget and be completed within the approved schedule. You do some researc
Rex is a smart fellow. He gets an 'A' in a course 80% of the time. Still, he likes his leisure, only studying for the final exam in half of the courses he takes. Nevertheless, when he does study, he is almost sure (95% likely) to get an A. Assuming he got an A, how likely is it he studied?
You buy a zero coupon bond at the beginning of the year that has a face value of $1,000, a YTM of 7%, and 25 years to maturity. If you hold the bond for the entire year, how much in interest income will you have to declare on your tax return?
Discussion of key statistics provided by sources like yahoo finance. Also, recommendation regarding the future of this corporation. Is the stock a good buy, average buy or poor buy. Include justification based on your analysis. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=SBUX+Key+Statistics.
1. Consider your example, "For instance, if we want to compare student grades of public universities to private universities, we would look at independent grade samples of public universities and private universities - yes, or we could create dependent grade samples from the public versus the private university. It is not t
Discusses and identify each data (survey question) as to type (rating, ranking, and category).
1. Great Expectations, a wedding and maternity clothing manufacturer, has a cost of equity of 16% and a cost of preferred stock of 14%. Its before-tax cost of debt is 12%, and its marginal tax rate is 40%. Assume that he most recent balance sheet shown here reflects the optimal capital structure. Calculate Great Expectations'
1. a - What determines an appropriate population? b- What determines adequate sample size? c- Please interpret: "....the study not be 'too big', where an effect of little scientific importance is nevertheless statistically detectable." And explain. 2. Consider we have a survey. What if we have non-response to particular
If current trends continue, China may be the world's largest economy by 2020. Discuss the possible implications of such a development for (a) the world trading system, (b) the world monetary system, (c) the business strategy of today's European and U.S. based global corporations, and (d) global commodity
Warren Ltd. has two production departments, Building A and Building B, and two service departments, Maintenance and Cafeteria. Direct costs for each department and the proportion of service costs used by the various departments for the month of June follow: Proportion of Services Used by
Calculate the industry average beta for Dell, and then using the industry average beta compute the cost of equity for Dell. Does it matter if you use the beta for Dell or the beta for the industry in this case? Company Beta Dell
Discuss the Statistics questions below. 1. Very good list of characteristics of good business research. Quite a detailed list for each: A. Good business research presents opportunities, outweighed by potential risks or costs of conducting the research, that enable the organization to grow and develop new strategies to impro
1. How would you apply probability concepts, such as confidence intervals and point estimation principles, to make sound business decisions where there are conditions of uncertainty (risk). Pick a specific example from your own area of business experience. 2. Does good research always result in decisions that ..Mobilize the
1. What characterizes 'good business research'. Emphasis is on good. 2. What is the relationship between deductive and inductive arguments (reasoning)? Are both types of arguments (reasoning) valuable in research? Explain. Provide examples of each type of argument, illustrating the benefits of their usage. 3. How would
A company currently has 10 percent coupon bonds on the market that sell for 1,063, make semiannual payments, and mature in 20 years. What coupon rate should the company set on its new bonds if it wants them to sell at par?
1. How do we decide when to do business research (or when not)? 2. Of the three research designs types (exploratory, formalized, and casual), which would you use to assess the effectiveness of an aspect of your job? Explain. 3. What are some examples of operational definitions in research design within your profession?
1. Why use statistics in business research, and what is its role? 2. How can the concept of variance and standard deviation be applied to solving a real world business-related problem? Include a specific example from business. Explain. 3. When would you use descriptive statistics over inferential statistics? G
If customers arrive at a single drive-in window at a local bank one every four minutes on the average, and if you can serve a customer in three minutes on the average: a. How long should customers expect to be at the bank facility on the average? b. How many cars would we expect to be in the drive-in facility on the average?
A company normally orders the EOQ of 120 units and the reorder point is 30 units. However, due to changing conditions, it has become necessary for the company to carry safety stock to prevent stock outs. Which of the following should occur? a. the order quantity will increase. b. the order quantity will decrease. c.
Kevin wants a return of 50% from his one-year investment in real estate. He believes that he can sell the property at the end of the year for $250,000 and that the property will provide him with income of $50,000. What is the maximum amount that Kevin should be willing to pay for the property? a. $125,000 b. $150,000 c. $200,
1- In your work environment, identify a probability (either stated or assumed) that is a premise for making decisions and directing action. Potential candidates are customer or competitor behavior, technology or regulatory change, and "forces of nature" (severe weather, etc.) Describe how the probability has been used in decisio
You have been running a sole-proprietorship business dealing in cosmetic products. You have been accurately recording all your sale and purchase transactions in journals and using the journals in the general ledger accounts. Lately, you have observed that the entire exercise is taking a lot of time. You, therefore, are consideri
** Please see the attached file for the complete problem description ** The solution computes for forecasting, linear equation, least-squares regression method, estimates, correlation coefficient, relationships and the coefficient of determination.