E-commerce is growing by leaps and bounds, propelling business further into the information age with each passing day. People just like you and me clicked our mouse and purchased approximately $10 billion in merchandise during 1999. The U. S. Department of Commerce forecasts Internet retailing will exceed $50 billion within the
Devise the optimal capital structure for amazon.com in light of current, business, economic, and industry trends. Estimate the firm's cost of capital, price per share, and market value based on its optimal capital structure that you have devised.
1. How can one best use the Internet to improve their organization's customer acquisition and retention initiatives? 2. How can the Internet contribute to enhancing customer satisfaction (and thereby influencing customer loyalty) for an organization that delivers the majority of its customer experience in an online environ
Why are there an increasing number of mergers with companies in different industries? Give some examples. What industries do you think will be the next for global consolidation? What factors should an internet business take into consideration when developing a global strategy? What can be 'global' content and what must be '
What are the Privacy, Security, and International Issues on the AT&T.com Web Page? Please provide references.
What must a company do to transform its strategy when it decides to transform into an e-Business?
Describe Time Warner cable's current customers by as many measurable demographic factors as possible (age, gender, income, family size, geographic location). Why do they buy from you (consider lifestyle, needs, and attitudes)? By comparison, who is your ideal customer? Based on this information, how should you segment your custo
Explain Amazon.com's management philosophy, revenues, profits streams, and expenses over the last five years. Evaluate the organization's strategic plan and its implementation over the last five years in terms of achieving its stated objectives....... If there are weaknesses, what factors explain them and what remedies woul
Question: What core competencies make your company/organization unique or different from other companies/organizations?
Please refer to the Grand Ma Sweet Treats Scenario. Share who your target market is for your business. Use one of the common segmentation methods. Where is the location of your business? What will your promotional plan look like? Also, what will you do to promote your product? How will you increase public relations?
What would be some topics in a corporation's eBusiness Code of Ethics. Provide a sample and an article that discusses the importance.
1. Students will develop a scenario involving an organizational conflict issue with your particular company. 2. Students will write a recommendation for managing the conflict. Introduction Our Sweet treats bakery was started by my Grandmother. This sells low carb, low sugar, low sodium and low fat recipes and has bec
Describe the following issues with e-commerce security: What are some examples of typical corporate security policies. If possible , cite specific company examples. what are some control measures business are putting into place to minimize the risk of hacker attacks? Name and describe at least 2 e-commerce companies who
In the industry, acquiring and retaining customers in a cost-effective manner is called "site stickiness". Many aspects of a website application are analyzed by what are known as Usability Interface Engineers ( UIE's), who determine the best placement of buttons, drop down menus, color schemes, and other navigational tools fo
The Stationery Stop is located in Portland, Oregon. The Stationery Stop specializes in the sale of high-quality stationery, writing instruments, and also accepts custom orders for stationery and invitations. It was opened by Sydney five years ago, and Sydney currently operates the original store in Portland. Recently,
Discuss the importance of Supply Chain Management (SCM), electronic communication tools, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and/or data management as it relates to e-business strategies for an insurance company. Please give specifics.
What are the global considerations for an all-inclusive resort? INFORMATION REGARDING THE RESORT: The resort features hotels, a Convention Center, acres of botannical gardens, preserved land for wildlife [eco-friendly], golf courses, spa, and private villas and other recreational activities). The Resort offers its employees
The internet has created numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs to both start a new online business and/or increase a traditional business. Share your thoughts on how the Internet has contributed to small businesses.
What types of business plans or cycles, or other situations might create conditions of heightened vulnerability to eBusiness reliability risks? Why?
Select three related eBusiness Web sites and analyze the sites in terms of navigation, marketing, and legal ethical regulatory issues. Find three different Web sites for the business area selected. Describes how the "look and feel" differs for the three Web sites. Include an evaluation of the ease of navigation of each Web si
Please give your personal opinions regarding the two responses below... No right or wrong answers...( 1 small paragraph 3-4 sentences each response) #1 The internet breaks many boundaries. Among them are the political and geographic ones. The internet flattens the world and can facilitate business in many ways. However, e-co
Why is supply chain management (SCM) and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) important in eBusiness strategy?
What kind of company would you like to start. What industry would it be in? What would your mission statement and vision statement say? I think all of this has been addressed in the attached. * analysis of your business environment, * describe your product or service * analyze the competition in your industry.
Conduct a SWOT analysis of the Dell Corporation. Describe the reasons for for each results. Based on the analysis, create a set of long-term objectives for the organization, and justify them in terms a strategic plan.
It has been said that with the Internet, geography no longer matters. Do you agree or not? Explain.
SBI Corporation is a financial consulting organization based out of Dallas, Texas with four satellite offices located throughout the southwestern United States. The company has 300 full-time employees, 20 of whom travel to various office locations 2 to 4 days a week. These 20 employees do not have access to email and other
Sarah's Flower Designs is a fledging, home-based business in Madison, Wisconsin, consisting of three employees. Sarah, the owner, handles all of the floral arrangements. Her assistant, Mark, handles the purchasing of flowers, related materials, and takes telephone and walk-in orders from customers. Mark also keeps the finan
Country Risk and Strategic Planning I have to do a country risk analysis for my global business venture. The country is Mexico. The service being ventured is a resort. I have to analyze the country risks involved in this venture. I have to analyze: 1) Political/legal/regulatory risks 2) Exchange and repatriation of funds r
I need assistance in preparing the following: Based on your country risk analysis prepare a paper in which you explain how you would address the following within the context of your selected country: To open a dollar store in Mexico. 1. Supply chain management: 2. Research and Development (R&D):
In a firm's Internet strategic management process, which of the four major steps do you believe require the most attention from a general manager: Where is the firm now as far as the Internet is concerned? Where does the firm go next? How does it get there? How does it implement the decisions to get there? Explain.