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Business Policy and Implementation

Data Analysis and Decision Making

A production manager is interested in determing the typical proportion of defective items in a shipment of one of the computer components that her company manufactures. The spreadsheet provided in the file P02_02.xls contains the proportion of defective components for each of 500 radomly selected shipments collected during a 1-

Important information about Thinking and Decision Making

- Analyze and explain the following three different types of thinking styles: Creative, Scientific, and Persuasive Thinking - Compare and contrast the three different types of thinking and comment on how each affects the critical-thinking process. - Finally, apply critical thinking to the decision-making process by discus

Decision Making

To complete you must review and complete the Unit 5 Activity. To do this click on the Classroom Materials link, then the Unit 5 Multimedia Course Material link and then click on the "activity" icon. After completing the activity answer the following questions: 1. What decision concepts (theories, principles, heuristics, etc.

Consensus Decision Making

You just got off the phone with Bud, following a similar call with Betty. They are both concerned that the position will be filled with someone outside the Chicago office. They really want to have their teams more involved in the project and feel this is an excellent opportunity for one of their people to step up. However, havin

Decision Making

To complete this assignment you must review and complete the Unit 4 Activity. To do this click on the Classroom Materials link, then the Unit 4 Multimedia Course Material link and then click on the "activity" icon. After completing the activity answer the following questions: What decision concepts (theories, principles, heu

Decision Making

What decision concepts (theories, principles, heuristics, etc.) were demonstrated for each of the situations within the Unit 3 Activity? Be sure to justify and explain your rationale for choosing each principle. What do these decision concepts imply about the ways in which we people make decisions? Can any of these decisio

Decision-Making in Business

You are the Director of Human Resources for the internet matchmaking company, "People, people who need". In recent months, your company has been sued by three employees who were laid off based on information in their performance appraisals.

Decision Making Methodologies

Please discuss in detail the various decision making methodologies in management and the hows and why you would prefer one method as opposed to another. Also discuss alternative solutions. Please provide appropriate level references.

Decision Making on Net Income of a business

Please help with the following problem. Please show your steps. Express Corporation can either manufacture a component part of its product or buy the part from an outside supplier. The cost of manufacturing one unit of the component part is Direct Materials $1 Direct Labor $1.50 Variable Overhead $0.75 Fixed Overhead (alloca

Decision Making Techniques

ZebraRuns is a company that sells running shoes and accessories through a retail outlet. Business has been exceeding expectations, and company executives are contemplating adding a second store. Based on what you know about decision-making techniques, describe the steps ZebraRuns should take to make an effective decision.

Accounting for Decision Making

Discussion question #1 : You notice several members of the manufacturing production area using reports not created by the accounting department. What might some of the symptoms be that is causing this? how can it be corrected? Discussion question # 2 : Why is the relevant range important? What happens to costs if they greatl

Decision-Making Failures

1. This week's Read Me First says that many good decisions get bad results. Why is this true? It is attached below. 2. The reading this week talks about how important it is for managers to be able to delegate responsibilities. What are some of the things you need to do in order to be successful at delegating? 3. Indecisio

Business Policy and Strategic Planning

Why does the employment of a large number of people who consider themselves to be professionals complicate the strategic management process? How can it also occur in profit-making firms?

Decision Making - College Professor

I need to investigate and observe the decision-making processes most prevalent in your organization as a Doctor of Conflict Resolution and Analysis worker. I'm interested in your job, you could say.

Business Policy - Case 1 ("The Recalcitrant Director")

Questions to Case Study (see attached): 1. If you were one of the board members, how would you have initially voted for the proposal? 2. Should the Byte executives tell administrators and the potential employees that this is a temporary plant for only 3 years? 3. What impact does a plant closing have on a small town

Managerial Decision Making Analysis

I need assistance in forming a mangeria decision making analysis. The details of the scenario are below. The textbook used in this course is: Judegement in Managerial Decision Making, 6th Edition, Max H. Bazerman. ------------------ The comments from the instructor are: I just finished re-reading through the recommenda

Managerial Decision Making

The textbook used for this course is: Judgement in Managerial Decision Making; 6th Edition, Max H. Bazerman. Apply decision analysis to the truck drivers' negotiation problem (file attached) and advise the participants on their decision problem. Your analysis should be more than a number crunching exercise. You will also wa

Improving Decision Making

For this assignment you will need to use the Library, the Internet, and course resources to locate a single example (from business, news reports, government, economics, and so forth) where the decisions made produced negative consequences. From this situation you will be creating a presentation that will be delivered to other

Using Demographic Information from the AMA in Product Decision-Making

One of WidgeCorp's regional sales managers contacts you with a request. In preparation for rolling out a new type of snack food, she's been trying to make sense of some demographic data available through the AMA (American Marketing Association) and is overwhelmed. She explains to you that there are two files which contain report

Research and Decision Making

A. In trying to determine where to locate its outlets in India, CoffeeTime had to analyze considerable data. Given this data, what does CoffeeTime really know about the various locations in India? What doesn't CoffeeTime know that it might learn from further research? b. How do the limitations of the data available to CoffeeTi

Business Tax Management Questions

Tax Management. I need help with these multiple-choice problems. 11. Eureka, Inc., an electing S corporation, was formed in 2005 with an investment of cash by all stockholders. It immediately acquired certain capital assets for investment, many of which it decided in 2006 it did not need. The excess assets were sold in 2006

Financial Decision Making

1. Assume the following facts about a company: Capital (000's) EBIT (000's) $1,000 Debt ? Less Interest Expense ? Equity $3,000 EBT $1,000 Total Capital $3,000 Taxes @ 40% 400 Shares @ $10 = 300 Earnings after Tax $ 600 What will be the company's new EPS if it borrows money at 10% interest and use


Mayfair Corporation currently subsidizes cafeteria services for its 200 employees. Mayfair is in the process of reviewing the cafeteria services because cost-cutting measures are needed throughout the organization to keep the prices of its products competitive. Two alternatives are being evaluated: downsize the cafeteria staf

Group decision making

I have come up with the following 6 methods for group decision making. Would you please offer some feedback/suggestions to my methods listed? HOW DO GROUPS MAKE DECISIONS? 1) Lack of response 2) Authority rule 3) majority rule 4) consensus 5) unanimity 6)minority rule

Re-enact and analyze a historical negotiation scenario (Decision Making)

(This is my assignment) Part 1 (Group): We are Re-enact a historical negotiation scenario through role play and imagined dialogue of (the US Airline and American West merge) 1. ( in part 1.. I play the CEO of American West of this change of the American Airlines merge with American West is there any information or view

AMT tax planning - sale of a building

Celine is going to be subject to the AMT in 2005. She owns an investment building and is considering disposing of it and investing in other realty. Based on an appraisal of the building's value, the realized gain would be $85,000. Ed has offered to purchase the building from Celine with the closing date being December 29, 2005.