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    Similarities and differences in business and social enterpreneurs

    Background At one time, all large companies started out as a thought in the entrepreneur's mind. Just think of Ray Crock of McDonalds, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Sam Walton of Wal-Mart Stores or Steve Jobs of Apple Computer and Pixar - all were ideas in their founders' minds, and look where the compani

    Curry's Type of Pricing Strategy for Pickled Garlic

    See the attachment. 1. Read the following fictitious case and answer the questions that follow: Ten years ago, Judy Kaplan lost her marketing position due to a merger and was looking for a new job. As she discussed her search with Marty and Angela Curry, they realized she might be the perfect partner for their new business. Fo

    Entrepreneur to attract/develop the 'internal' customer

    Describe what an entrepreneur should do to attract and develop both the "internal" customer (employees) and the "external" customer. Use information from both chapters to support your answer. Include at least one other outside source.

    Cutting bonuses

    European regulators have actively and vigorously cutting company bonuses in light of the current global economic recession. Although some government-related entities in the USA are being subjected to bonus caps, many are moving ahead with discretionary bonuses. Your thoughts? Are these defensible in light of an economic reces

    Memorandum for CEO: Employee Drug Testing Recommendation

    You are the manager of human resources at a shipping firm, and the CEO has approached you for guidance. He is about to make a difficult decision and is seeking your counsel on how to handle a certain situation. In an earlier staff meeting, you had outlined the following criteria to use when making a difficult decision involving

    24 Hour Daycare Center Business Problem

    Solving a Complex Problem of a 24 Hour Daycare Center Discuss a 24 hour daycare center issues of productivity, process improvement, inventory, capacity, forecasting, and quality from an operations management viewpoint. Discuss how you would solve these issues - How do the solutions interact? Expectations:

    Culture within a Firm

    Define the culture in your firm. In what ways is your firm's culture a strength and/or a weakness for your organization? In other words, in what ways does the culture in your firm create advantages or disadvantages when compared to the cultures of your competitors? Be specific, and think critically.

    Many entrepreneurial organizations have established partnerships in other countries (i.e., Toyota in the United States, Nike in Thailand, etc.). What do entrepreneurial organizations need to consider when entering into partnerships with foreign governments? What do organizations need to consider before formalizing the foreign relationships? How do organizations prepare their organizations for such a venture?

    Many entrepreneurial organizations have established partnerships in other countries (i.e., Toyota in the United States, Nike in Thailand, etc.). What do entrepreneurial organizations need to consider when entering into partnerships with foreign governments? What do organizations need to consider before formalizing the fore

    Entrepreneurs and the Global Market

    Many entrepreneurs enter the global market for a variety of reasons. Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to think globally? What are the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurial ventures to move into the global marketplace? What must entrepreneurs consider when entering the global market?

    What is an entrepreneur

    Three businessmen are listed below (along with a brand name with which they are often associated provided to help you identify the correct person): Shai Agassi (Better Place) Donald J. Trump (Trump International Hotel & Tower) Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey Network) 1. Research the backgrounds of all three and

    Research for leadership paper

    Develop a paper that analyzes the chosen research: Leadership Application of a well conceived problem statement Use of a problem solving model Research on potential solutions and a clear decision on a solution Creation of implementation strategy Consideration of success measurement techniques This assignment helps y

    Entrepreneurial Advisor

    Imagine you are a consultant providing advice to small business owners. There are two different customers, a woman and a veteran, who come to you for advice. Read the two scenarios provided below. For each of the scenarios, summarize the information you must provide to help your customer: * Imagine you are a consultant pro

    Leading the Team by Michael O'Neil: You are to provide your reaction (insightful, critical, and logical) to the points that the author tried to make, or an overall critique of the entire article.

    Part 1 of the critique is the identification of the article. What is important here is that you provide the reader with enough information about your article so he/she will be able to locate the article. Part 2 is a summary of the article. List the main points that the author has tried to establish, i.e., 1, 2, 3 or first, se

    The Nature and Science of Management

    Need some guidance on: Please read Lamond, D. (2005). On the value of management history: Absorbing the past to understand the present and inform the future. Management Decision. London: 2005. Vol.43 , Iss. 10; pg. 1273. After reading the above; -Identify at least two different management theories -From each of the

    Evaluating Trends

    Imagine you are going into business in an industry of your choice. Assume that your business is located in the city or state where you live. Identify at least three different sources of information you might use to learn more about the industry. Research these sources and complete the following: *Identify and evaluate the

    Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneur

    Apple iPod and intrapreneurship and how it defines innovation. How is the iPod innovative within its industry? Give a brief description of some advantages, disadvantages, or challenges resulting from using intrapreneurship? Create a scenario that illustrates what might have happened had the iPod been brought to market

    Strategic Human Resource Management

    With significant operations around the world, Savannah Engineering, Inspection, and Insurance Company (SEIIC) is truly a global company. Its most significant international operations are in the European Union (EU) countries and Asia. Growth in China has been particularly rapid over the last five years. Because of the highly tech

    The Socila Scientific Study of Leadership: Quo Vadis

    The attached article, "The Socila Scientific Study of Leadership: Quo Vadis?" reviews the history of the study of leadership and the prevailing theories of leadership that have gain empirical support. Define leadership and contrast leadership and management. What do you consider the 3 most important differences between leade

    Prospective Buyer of a Business: Sources for Accurate Data

    How much negative information can you expect the seller to give you about the business? How can a prospective buyer find out such information? Support your answer with evidence from material from an outside source or personal experience.

    Job satisfaction and Job performance

    Research found no strong relationship between job satisfaction and job performance â?" Iaffaldano and Muchinsky, 1985. However, job satisfaction remains one of the most researched topics in I/O psychology. Why do you think researchers are interested in the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance? How

    Strategic Management Relationships

    1. What is the relationship between entrepreneurship and strategic management? 2. Using Miles and Snow's (1984) typology of firms, discuss whether certain types of firms have "innovative and entrepreneurial" personalities. 3. How does entrepreneurship and innovation impact the firm's life cycle? 4. Can entrepreneursh

    Entrepreneurship - Source of Funds

    Entrepreneurship - Source of Funds Assignment Type: Individual Project A Plan for Growth Andy Rexford had started his custom embroidery shop in his garage with just one, two-head machine and an old computer. From this humble beginning, Custom Stitches had grown into a full-time family business with sales of more than

    CEO Compensation Case

    Read Case 7, "CEO Compensation" (pages 254-255 in the Greer text), then answer all five questions on pages 255-256. 1. Explain the potential adverse impacts on strategy implementation when the CEOs of companies receive extremely high compensation. 2. Discuss the merits of the various recommendations for solutions to the pr