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Tapscott and Williams Electronic Commerce

Consider the following statement by Tapscott and Williams: "...we must encourage innovation without eroding the vitality of the scientific and cultural commons. We need an incentive system that rewards inventors and knowledge producers and encourages dissemination of their output." What approaches might be taken to change the cu

E-business

I will set up a Medical Tourism business that helps U.S. citizens plan their trips to Costa Rica for Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry. The aim of the business will be to expose US clients to world-class cosmetic care abroad at more affordable prices. Cosmetic dentists and surgeons in Costa Rica can charge less because the

Website Critique

Select a major company Web site to review, and establish critique criteria for your review. Some areas of emphasis for your critique include: the site design, usability, and business processes for the customer. Also, 1. Select an e-business that is clearly established and operating on the Internet. A retail Web site, porta

General E-commerce questions

What is a benefit of e-auctions to sellers? -Convenience since the bidding can occur anywhere and anytime -High stickiness to the web site -Annonymity -The optimal price is determined by the market Because online buyer's decisions depend on numerous independant and intervening variables, decsions made by customers are cla

Leader or Follower

Consider the broad area of e-business and e-commerce, and the fact that some companies are leading associated trends while others are merely following or perhaps not even doing that. In their 2001 book, E-Business 2.0: Roadmap for Success, authors Dr. Ravi Kalakota and Marcia Robinson indicated "Your company's success depend

Describe an e-business you might like to start

Describe an e-business you might like to start. Have some fun with this process. For instance, if you like dogs, you might decide to sell a downloadable information product about adopting a dog. Just please make sure your business does not include criminal or pornographic activity (your instructor is squeamish). Do not use he

advertising in e-commerce and demographics

Advertisement (Part 1) What are three ways to advertise, in an e-commerce society, a new business venture? Networking Sites (Part 2): Identify three social networking sites any new business should link to. What are the target demographics for each site highlighted?

UNCITRAL Model Law

Given the global significance of e-commerce, international efforts have been made to harmonise specific legal issues. One of these is the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures. Some critics have labelled it as not being "sufficiently comprehensive" and "a half-hearted attempt" at harmonisation. You are required to research

Benefits to commerce of shielding members from personal liability

Explain the processes of the benefits to commerce of having shareholders and other entities that shield their members protected from personal liability? Would commerce be better served if personal liability would attach to those individuals for the misdeeds of their entity? Why or why not?

E-commerce questions

______are systems where only routine transactions processing and information flow take place between 2 or more organizations using a standard protocol, such as electronic data ingerchange (EDI) -E-CRM -Interorganizational information systems -Intrabusiness EC -B2B Software tools that scout teh Web for stores that sell sim

Analyze Amazon.com

Analyze Amazon.com Use Excel and financial statement analysis to determine the profitability of an e-commerce company and the viability of its business model. Submit any simplified spreadsheets you created of the company's balance sheet and income statements. Publicly traded companies, including those specializing in e-com

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Research three entrepreneurial opportunities that you might be interested in. Provide a summary of each, including why they interest you, what opportunities exist within each choice that can be exploited, and what challenges each opportunity faces. What are the differences between business to business (B2B or B to B) and bu

Information Age and Pricing Strategy

This solutions highlights various factors that enabled businesses to introduce innovative pricing strategies to their customers. Most of these strategies were made possible by the use of information and communication technologies that made possible cost reduction, process improvement, direct selling and improved customer value t

E-commerce and the Business

How can a grocery store make better use of e-commerce? How do e-commerce operations management compare to traditional operations management? What are the critical success factors of e-commerce operations management? What's the framework of PERT and CPM?

Strategic Management: Strategic Choices

1.) What recent strategic choices have been made by the top folks at WalMart that help the company to be more competitive? 2.) Can you categorize these choices as following any of Porter's four generic strategies? Explain. 3.) From the SWOT perspective how successful has this strategy been at: Capitalizing on WalMarrt'

Empirical Scholarly Journal Article Critique

Consider the following questions in your analysis clearly, succinctly, and in your own words. Be sure to support your statements with thorough explanations and cited references. Your critique will include the following: 1. Bibliographic Entry for the article in APA format. (Do not copy the whole reference list. Simply c

The Globalization of eBay: eBay's core competency

Discuss the case and incorporating answers to the questions below. It is important to address each of the questions presented. APA format is required for text citations and references. The Reference List is not included in the required paper length. The paper must contain at least five references, which may include the textbook

Social Media and Privacy

Social media sites and apps are increasingly utilizing (and providing to others such as "friends") consumer information that many might consider private, including a person's location and product or service purchasing preferences. This has resulted in a degree of controversy, such as that experienced by Apple and Google. Discuss

Operation management-About Amazon.com

Operation management-About Amazon.com..... Problem: Describe the typical process discussing in depth how product/service is produced and provided,generating a blue -print. Subsequently, examine how environmental greening and sustainability issues have impacted them and what initiatives they have taken to address these issues w

Considering Effective and Ineffective Leadership

Please help with the following problems. 1. When employed, which of the power bases do you think lead to effective leadership and which do you think lead to ineffective leadership? 2. Discuss and analyze the differences and similarities between leadership and managing or leaders and managers. 3. Identify and discuss th

Case Analysis: Fitness and Nutrition Start-Up Company

Case Assignment: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant to write a report for a group of executives from a start-up company. This company wants to create a website as a resource for people who want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle combining the best fitness and nutrition options. They will collect articles, tips a

Issues Faced by Edmunds

See the attached files. 1. Analyze the issues faced by Edmunds and describe what lead the company to this situation. 2. Create and describe a strategy for addressing the situation at hand. 3. Assess which element in the strategy you just described would be the hardest to implement and explain why. 4. Describe what

Customization Of Marketing Strategies For Non-Profit, E-Commerce

Do marketers customize marketing strategies for non-profit and e-commerce consumers differently than other consumers? Support your position in a minimum of 200 words. Be sure to address both non-profit consumers and e-commerce consumers (separately), and to provide substantial support for the position that you take in each case

Case Study: Jack Welch and his major strategic actions

1. How successful has Jack Welch been in running GE from 1980 to 2000? 2. Comment on the major strategic actions that Jack Welch took during his twenty year tenure, and their impact on GE's performance. 3. What is your evaluation of Welch's approach to dealing with people and leading change? How important is he to GE's suc

Which of the following is not true regarding common law? a)The common law of the United States originally came from England. b) Judges must strictly follow precedent in all cases. c) A drawback of common law is that legal decisions may be followed after they have become outdated or no longer relevant. d) Common law is called common law because judges in England were intended to apply laws similarly is all jurisdictions, thereby making the law common to all. Which of the following is a false statement? a) Essentially, corporate income is taxed twice when it is distributed to shareholders as dividends under U.S. tax and business laws. b) A limited liability company (LLC) limits the liability of its members in the United States for business debts. c) A general partnership for liability purposes is not usually considered a legal entity apart from its owners under U.S. laws. d) Agreements to form a partnership always must be written under U.S. laws since there could be disagreements between partners otherwise. What is a FALSE statement regarding monopolization analysis pursuant to Section 2 of the Sherman Act? a. One generally cannot be guilty of or liable for monopolization without having a monopoly first. b. One can have a monopoly but not have monopoly power and thus not be a monopolizing company. c. All monopolies are illegal since they are inherently unfair to consumers. d. Wrongful conduct by a monopoly to establish the legal wrong of monopolization includes illegal AND unethical, predatory, or abusive conduct (which is not necessarily illegal). Excel Corporation agrees to sell the latest version of its Go! computer game to National Retail Company. Excel delivers an outdated version of Go! (nonconforming goods). National's possible remedies may include a) recovering damages only. b) rejecting part or all of the goods, or revoking acceptance only. c) recovering damages, rejecting goods, or revoking acceptance. d) none of the above. The Uniform Commercial Code is a) A state law governing commerce b) A federal law governing commerce c) An international law governing commerce d) A model act Which of the following best describes the overall scheme of pollution regulation in the United States? Exclusively federal law. Exclusively state law with minimal federal oversight. Exclusively state law, but with considerable federal oversight. Primarily federal law, but considerable state law as well. If an important contract term is ambiguous, the contract under the common law is Probably illegal as against public policy Probably enforceable Probably unconscionable Probably unenforceable 335. Which of the following statements is not correct? Generally, a state court can exercise jurisdiction over a nonresident by showing that he or she had sufficient contacts with the state. A lawsuit involving a federal question can originate in a federal court in the United States. The United States Supreme Court has automatic appellate authority over all cases decided in the state courts. An answer to a lawsuit can admit to allegations made in a complaint in the U.S. civil law system. Which is FALSE regarding a traditional business partnership pursuant to the Uniform Partnership Act? a. Absent an agreement partnership profits are shared equally by the partners regardless of any individual's partner contribution, knowledge, skills, and/or efforts. b. Absent an agreement partners are not entitled to any salary or remuneration for acting in the partnership business. c. Partners are regarded as agents of the partnership when acting in the partnership business. d. The dissolution of a partnership will always lead to a winding-up, liquidation, and termination of the partnership. The requirement(s) of a valid offer in contract law is(are) the following: a. The manifestation of a definite intent to enter into a contract by the offeror and the communication of this intent to the offeree b. Reasonable definitiveness in the terms of the offer c. Serious intent on the part of the offeror as determined by the "reasonable person" test d. All of the above. Which of the following is a true statement? Building contractors and subcontractors are usually not independent contractors. An agency relationship can be formed only in a witnessed and signed writing since it is a high-level business relationship. There generally does not need to be a written agreement between the principal and agent in order to create an agency relationship. An agent does not owe to his or her principal a duty to act in good faith. Pat and Don submit their dispute to binding arbitration. A court can set aside the arbitrator's award if Don is not satisfied with the award. Pat is not satisfied with the award. the award involves at least $75,000. the award violates public policy or if bad faith was involved. Gamma Company and Omega Corporation enter into an oral contract for the sale of a warehouse. Before Omega takes possession, this contract is enforceable by Gamma only. Gamma or Omega. neither Gamma nor Omega. Omega only. Alpha Inc., a U.S. firm, signs a contract with Beta, Ltd., a Russian company, to give Beta the right to sell Alpha's products in Russia. This is usually known as: a distribution agreement. a joint venture. direct exporting. licensing. Which is NOT a violation of U.S. anti-trust law? a. Horizontal price-fixing by competitors b. Vertical price-fixing that is not supported by the Rule of Reason c. A group boycott of manufacturers against retailers motivated by economic reasons d. A unilateral refusal to deal by a manufacturer against a retailer who disregards the manufacturer's MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price). Which is TRUE regarding the employment at-will doctrine in the United States? a. It can result in a legal but immoral discharge of an employee. b. It cannot be changed by a contract between the employer and the employee. c. It is operable in the U.S. and can result in a discharge without notice or cause or good cause but the employer based on federal law has to pay severance to the discharged employee based on the number of years he or she has worked for the firm. d. It supersedes and prevails over Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Which of the following is a false statement? A person who does not know of a reward offer can never claim it since how can one accept what one does not know of. For common law consideration to be legally sufficient, it does not necessarily have to consist of the payment of money or transfer of goods. A promise by one party to pay another for refraining from performing a legal act is generally enforceable under the common law. Normally, a court in the U.S. applying the common law of contract will be able to question the adequacy of consideration to see if the contract is a fair one. Which of the following statements is false? Only the government may enforce antitrust law. Private parties, including injured consumers, may enforce the antitrust laws. The antitrust laws provide for both criminal and civil sanctions. Successful anti-trust plaintiffs can recover three times their actual damages. A contractual clause establishing an amount of prospective damages for breach is best described legally as Mitigation of damages Liquidated damages Against the law Limitation of damagesWhich of the following is not true regarding common law? a)The common law of the United States originally came from England. b) Judges must strictly follow precedent in all cases. c) A drawback of common law is that legal decisions may be followed after they have become outdated or no longer relevant. d) Common law is called common law because judges in England were intended to apply laws similarly is all jurisdictions, thereby making the law common to all. Which of the following is a false statement? a) Essentially, corporate income is taxed twice when it is distributed to shareholders as dividends under U.S. tax and business laws. b) A limited liability company (LLC) limits the liability of its members in the United States for business debts. c) A general partnership for liability purposes is not usually considered a legal entity apart from its owners under U.S. laws. d) Agreements to form a partnership always must be written under U.S. laws since there could be disagreements between partners otherwise. What is a FALSE statement regarding monopolization analysis pursuant to Section 2 of the Sherman Act? a. One generally cannot be guilty of or liable for monopolization without having a monopoly first. b. One can have a monopoly but not have monopoly power and thus not be a monopolizing company. c. All monopolies are illegal since they are inherently unfair to consumers. d. Wrongful conduct by a monopoly to establish the legal wrong of monopolization includes illegal AND unethical, predatory, or abusive conduct (which is not necessarily illegal). Excel Corporation agrees to sell the latest version of its Go! computer game to National Retail Company. Excel delivers an outdated version of Go! (nonconforming goods). National's possible remedies may include a) recovering damages only. b) rejecting part or all of the goods, or revoking acceptance only. c) recovering damages, rejecting goods, or revoking acceptance. d) none of the above. The Uniform Commercial Code is a) A state law governing commerce b) A federal law governing commerce c) An international law governing commerce d) A model act Which of the following best describes the overall scheme of pollution regulation in the United States? Exclusively federal law. Exclusively state law with minimal federal oversight. Exclusively state law, but with considerable federal oversight. Primarily federal law, but considerable state law as well. If an important contract term is ambiguous, the contract under the common law is Probably illegal as against public policy Probably enforceable Probably unconscionable Probably unenforceable 335. Which of the following statements is not correct? Generally, a state court can exercise jurisdiction over a nonresident by showing that he or she had sufficient contacts with the state. A lawsuit involving a federal question can originate in a federal court in the United States. The United States Supreme Court has automatic appellate authority over all cases decided in the state courts. An answer to a lawsuit can admit to allegations made in a complaint in the U.S. civil law system. Which is FALSE regarding a traditional business partnership pursuant to the Uniform Partnership Act? a. Absent an agreement partnership profits are shared equally by the partners regardless of any individual's partner contribution, knowledge, skills, and/or efforts. b. Absent an agreement partners are not entitled to any salary or remuneration for acting in the partnership business. c. Partners are regarded as agents of the partnership when acting in the partnership business. d. The dissolution of a partnership will always lead to a winding-up, liquidation, and termination of the partnership. The requirement(s) of a valid offer in contract law is(are) the following: a. The manifestation of a definite intent to enter into a contract by the offeror and the communication of this intent to the offeree b. Reasonable definitiveness in the terms of the offer c. Serious intent on the part of the offeror as determined by the "reasonable person" test d. All of the above. Which of the following is a true statement? Building contractors and subcontractors are usually not independent contractors. An agency relationship can be formed only in a witnessed and signed writing since it is a high-level business relationship. There generally does not need to be a written agreement between the principal and agent in order to create an agency relationship. An agent does not owe to his or her principal a duty to act in good faith. Pat and Don submit their dispute to binding arbitration. A court can set aside the arbitrator's award if Don is not satisfied with the award. Pat is not satisfied with the award. the award involves at least $75,000. the award violates public policy or if bad faith was involved. Gamma Company and Omega Corporation enter into an oral contract for the sale of a warehouse. Before Omega takes possession, this contract is enforceable by Gamma only. Gamma or Omega. neither Gamma nor Omega. Omega only. Alpha Inc., a U.S. firm, signs a contract with Beta, Ltd., a Russian company, to give Beta the right to sell Alpha's products in Russia. This is usually known as: a distribution agreement. a joint venture. direct exporting. licensing. Which is NOT a violation of U.S. anti-trust law? a. Horizontal price-fixing by competitors b. Vertical price-fixing that is not supported by the Rule of Reason c. A group boycott of manufacturers against retailers motivated by economic reasons d. A unilateral refusal to deal by a manufacturer against a retailer who disregards the manufacturer's MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price). Which is TRUE regarding the employment at-will doctrine in the United States? a. It can result in a legal but immoral discharge of an employee. b. It cannot be changed by a contract between the employer and the employee. c. It is operable in the U.S. and can result in a discharge without notice or cause or good cause but the employer based on federal law has to pay severance to the discharged employee based on the number of years he or she has worked for the firm. d. It supersedes and prevails over Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Which of the following is a false statement? A person who does not know of a reward offer can never claim it since how can one accept what one does not know of. For common law consideration to be legally sufficient, it does not necessarily have to consist of the payment of money or transfer of goods. A promise by one party to pay another for refraining from performing a legal act is generally enforceable under the common law. Normally, a court in the U.S. applying the common law of contract will be able to question the adequacy of consideration to see if the contract is a fair one. Which of the following statements is false? Only the government may enforce antitrust law. Private parties, including injured consumers, may enforce the antitrust laws. The antitrust laws provide for both criminal and civil sanctions. Successful anti-trust plaintiffs can recover three times their actual damages. A contractual clause establishing an amount of prospective damages for breach is best described legally as Mitigation of damages Liquidated damages Against the law Limitation of damages

Which of the following is not true regarding common law? a)The common law of the United States originally came from England. b) Judges must strictly follow precedent in all cases. c) A drawback of common law is that legal decisions may be followed after they have become outdated or no longer rele

Which preventive, detective, and/or corrective controls would best mitigate the following threats? a. An employee's laptop was stolen at the airport. The laptop contained personally identifying information about the company's customers that could potentially be used to commit identity theft. b. A salesperson successfully logged into the payroll system by guessing the payroll supervisor's password. c. A criminal remotely accessed a sensitive database using the authentication credentials (user ID and strong password) of an IT manager. At the time the attack occurred, the IT manager was logged into the system at his workstation at company headquarters. d. An employee received an email purporting to be from her boss informing her of an important new attendance policy. When she clicked on a link embedded in the email to view the new policy, she infected her laptop with a keystroke logger. e. The director of R&D quit abruptly after an argument with the CEO. The company cannot access any of the files about several new projects because the R&D director had encrypted them before leaving. f. A company wrote custom code for the shopping cart feature on its Web site. The code contained a buffer overflow vulnerability that could be exploited when the customer typed in the ship-to address. g. A company purchased the leading "off-the-shelf" e-commerce software or linking its electronic storefront to its inventory database. A customer discovered a way to directly access the back-end database by entering appropriate SQL code. h. Attackers broke into the company's information system through a wireless access point located in one of its retail stores. The wireless access point had been purchased and installed by the store manager without informing central IT or security. i. An employee picked up a USB drive in the parking lot and plugged it into their laptop to "see what was on it," which resulted in a keystroke logger being installed on that laptop. j. A competitor intercepted the company's bid for a lucrative contract that was emailed to the local government's Web site. The competitor used the information contained in the email to successfully underbid and win the contract. k. When an earthquake destroyed the company's main data center, the CIO spent half a day trying to figure out who in the organization needed to be contacted in order to implement the company's cold site agreement. l. Although logging was enabled, the information security staff did not review the logs early enough to detect and stop an attack that resulted in the theft of information about a new strategic initiative. m. To facilitate working from home, an employee installed a modem on his office workstation. An attacker successfully penetrated the company's system by dialing into that modem. n. An attacker gained access to the company's internal network by installing a wireless access point in a wiring closet located next to the elevators on the fourth floor of a high-rise office building that the company shared with seven other companies.

Which preventive, detective, and/or corrective controls would best mitigate the following threats? a. An employee's laptop was stolen at the airport. The laptop contained personally identifying information about the company's customers that could potentially be used to commit identity theft. b. A salesperson successfully log