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Corporation and LLC, franchising

What are the differences between a traditional corporation and an LLC? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? What is a franchise? How is it formed, and how does it operate? What are the advantages and disadvantages of franchising.

What has made Southwest Airlines so successful

?What are Southwest Airlines Key Success Factors? ?What organizational behavior concepts have they used to make them so successful. ?How has Southwest Airlines used these organizational behavior strategies to become successful: Decision Making Motivation Group Behavior Communication Power and Politics Organizational S

The Home Depot

One of the major changes that might be expected to impact Home Depot industry and operating environments in the next 10 years, is the rapid expansion that is occurring in house sales and new house buildings in the United States. This boom in house constructions and sales will definitely continue for the coming years since intere

Fiduciary Duties

What are the fiduciary duties of corporation directors, officers, and shareholders?

Debt versus Equity financing

What are the advantages of debt financing over equity financing? Of equity financing over debt financing? Please provide scholarly (for example recent journals, website, and academic text) references.

Academic approach to Supply Chain Management

How does effective supply chain management relate to competitive advantage? What are some ways that firms can use to exploit this advantage where possible? Please explain. Please give a few examples with the explanation---thanks

Business Marketing

Please provide answers to the following three questions: 1. Put on your customer hat. Identify a well-known company that we all recognize and suggest one grand strategy that you believe would be practical for the company and would support your interest as a customer. Describe the specific characteristics of that grand strateg

Role and Functions of Law Paper

I need help getting started with a 1,050 word paper (Contemporary Business Law 1) Define the functions and role of law in business and society

An entrepreneur is considering whether to open a new computer store...

Situation An entrepreneur is considering whether to open a new computer store. He wants to proceed cautiously since the market potential for another computer store is uncertain. His options are: ? Open a small store now ? Open a large store now ? Drop the idea now ? Have a market potential survey conducted for $5000.

Total Quality (TQ) Control

Why is it necessary that all levels of employees have problem solving skills? What are the causes and affects of poor quality? What steps would an organization take to implement a TQ process? What is the difference between reorganizing and reengineering?

Research and Development and Innovation

Read the 3M: Profile of an Innovating Company case and prepare a 750 word memo that discusses your recommendations for returning 3M to 20% return on equity and improved ROCE (Return on Capital Employed). In doing so, make sure to include the following: a. A brief description of the situation b. Your recommended approach c. A

Organizational Change - Diagnosis of the Problems at CF&F

Use the Analysis model for diagnosis and explain what diagnostic tools, such as surveys and focus groups, would be appropriate for these problem, and why. Diagnosis of the Problems at CF&F: - Large turnover of upper management - Middle management person hired from other companies - Incorporated a few engineers recently

Change Management Models

Discuss three different diagnostic models in relation to the Tech Division. Discuss the important aspects of each model, including the strengths and weakness of each. Explain and defend which model would be the best one for the CF&F Team to support them through their stages of change. Some of the models we are going to look

Growth Strategies

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Review and evaluation of: THE ALCHEMY OF GROWTH - Kickstarting and sustaining growth in your company, 2000. Baghai, M; Coley, S; White, D.

Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture

1) Why is the franchise form of organization so popular? 2) How are organizational architecture and corporate culture related? 3) Is the separation of decision management and decision control an issue at Microsoft?

Decision-Making, Heuristics and Biases in Business

Think about a recent business decision you have made that was either a success or a failure. Your supervisor asked you to email him/her a self-evaluation of this decision as part of your yearly evaluation. You are to be as objective and open minded as possible. Analyze your decision using Bazerman's six steps as a guide: define

Cultural Diversity and Business

Sealwrap, a producer of plastics in the United States, is about to expand its business. As part of this expansion, they will begin to sell their products in Europe and Asia. In addition, they plan to open a plant in Asia. Jerry the President and CEO is concerned. He has heard many stories of companies that have to expand glo

Finding financing

Rhonda Allegro has spent most of her spare time in the last 10 months either in the library at the local university or at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) housed there. A little more than a year ago, she decided to launch a retail music store specializing in musical instruments, supplies, and hard-to-find sheet music

College Men's Unlimited: Draw a business retail store layout for men's clothing

"We're Moving On Up" Mike and Earl Moore, owners of College Men's Unlimited, have just signed a five-year lease in the new College Town Mall. The new mall is ideally located for their business-a short walk from campus and only two blocks from downtown. The far side of the mall is bounded by the most prestigious homes in the cit

Bioethics - Future Medical Situation

1. In the article by Wolf, et al, it stated that "treatment directives are not useful, because patients cannot really anticipate what their preferences will be in a future medical situation, and because patients know too little about life support systems and other treatment options." How would you respond to this statement and W

Global Strategic Management

Background of The Wallace Group: The Wallace Group, Inc., is a diversified company dealing in the manufacture and development of technical products and systems. The company currently consists of three operational groups and a corporate staff. The three groups include Electronics, Plastics, and Chemicals, each operating und

Case Study for a Strategic Management

Analyze the following case based on information gleaned from the attached file. Total case analysis should be two page maximum. Looking for a good person who can write a case study and have good knowledge in the field of strategic management. --- On October 24, 2002, the headline to Nextel Communications, Inc.'s quarter

The Wallace Group: Priorities, Problems and Management

There is an attached file pertaining to the Wallace Group. Please answer the following questions: 1. What is the most important problem facing the Wallace Group? 2. What recommendation(s) would you make to Mr. Wallace, and in what order of priorities? 3. How do you educate a manager to manage an organization as it evol

CF&F and Organizational Change Strategy

CASE SCENARIO: Custom Food and Feed Corporation (CF&F)is a major manufacturer and marketer of food and animal feed ingredients. Over the past 10 years, there have been several major investigations and allegations of company mismanagement. In question is CF&F's compliance with federal and state regulatory regulations (safety, env

Meeting with CEO

You have a meeting with a distance learning investment company's CEO and a few other high ranking officers. You are trying to obtain a loan for a distance learning company that you would like to start. Your meeting with the CEO and other officers of the distance learning investment company will last for 35 minutes. You must