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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

Emotional Intelligence

1. Define emotional intelligence (EI). What are its key characteristics? Why is it important to understand the concept of emotional intelligence? 2. Describe how the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) dimensions of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk taking can be combined to create competitive advantage for a firm. 3. W

Deciding to Start a Business

Discussion Board Liz Strong thought she'd been a librarian long enough, and when the opportunity to open a small organic convenience store in the newly renovated downtown business district arose, she was ready to act. Food of Reality is a franchisor of organic food shops and was founded 5-years ago by a noted certified nutrie

CFO to CEO Corporate American Financial Officers

There has been a trend across corporate America of promoting financial officers to CEO. What are some advantages and disadvantages of this practice (Based on the article of Financial Managers:


I need help in developing a thesis statement and supporting points for my essay's content. Consider your purpose as you plan your essay. The purpose of your essay may be to evaluate, to solve a problem, to analyze causes and effects, or to argue a disputable fact. Discuss your ideas with peers and provide feedback on their i

A Proposal to Implement a Wireless Network Connection

Scenario: Delicious Designs is a retail clothing store with over 3,500 locations and 100,000 employees throughout the world. In addition to their brick and mortar locations, the company has over five million dollars in sales from their recently launched website. Delicious Designs is focused on providing the latest trends in

Analyze how cultural artifacts represent culture; effects towards global future.

Please give references. Select the single cultural artifact that you believe best represents the culture in which you live today. Present a detailed description of the artifact, and analyze in detail how the artifact relates to the values, beliefs of the culture. Investigate and evaluate the deep cultural roots of your artif