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    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: http://www.ncbuy.com/careers/blsj/job010.html)


    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

    Conspicuous Consumption, Leisure and Globalization

    What is conspicuous consumption? How does conspicuous consumption influence purchasing decisions? Think about a high-priced item that you have bought or would like to buy. To what extent does conspicuous consumption affect your decision? What is conspicuous leisure? Examples of conspicuous leisure are abundant on television.

    Johnson & Johnson Audit Risk Case

    Company is Johnson & Johnson Audit Risk Case The audit risk case involves your participation in activities that auditors undertake before an engagement. Each team will be composed of three or four members. A team leader will be selected at random. A leader can resign, if another student can be found to take over leadersh

    Organizing at Dell Computers

    Organizing at Dell Computers We all remember Dell Computers and most of us may have used them. It was very successful company. It was known for shipping directly to the consumer, which enabled very competitive prices. But times changed in the PC industry. Dell Computers experienced major losses. But Michael Dell, its fo

    Cultural Environment of International Business: Skills, Qualities

    Project Assignment is to prepare a paper on the learning you have acquired regarding the Cultural Environment of International Business. Explain how you see understanding culture is a critical part of the management process and identify the qualities and management skills that an effective international business manager should h

    What is your biggest concern in starting a successful new business?

    1. Entrepreneurship has a fairly high failure rate. What psychological, emotional, and financial concerns might a new entrepreneur have concerning the possibility of failure? What is your biggest concern in starting a successful new business? Consider, for example, about opportunities, money, experience, education, or resources.

    Primary source of working Capital

    Which intermediary is the primary source of working capital for small business? What obstacles impede it from using other intermediaries? Explain why and how large organizations develop other relationships.

    Research in Motion

    The company we chose is Research in Motion (stock symbol RIMM). Describe and evaluate an organization's innovation strategy. Use publicly available information, including Securities and Exchanges Commission filings. Be sure to choose an organization that is introducing new products or services. How will the organizati

    The Importance of Networks in Organizational Learning Organizational learning is a cognitive approach to change implementation. Network facilitation is an integrative strategy that initiates cohesiveness among employees and superiors within the top-down hierarchy. Some organizations fail to incorporate a system that enables organizational processes to operate smoothly thus resulting in organizational failure due to lack of communication and heightened levels of conflict. The importance of network integration in organizational learning revolves around broadening the scope of professionalism and efficiency. An organization can only maintain a competitive advantage if the organization is willing to engage in continuous learning within a rapidly changing environment. Networks systematically conjoin organizational processes with leadership or managerial effectiveness. Employees maintain an adjustable paradigm that strongly correlates to systems of increased learning through orientation and new process development. "Organizational learning copes with the problem of balancing the competing goals of developing new knowledge (exploration) and exploiting current competencies (exploitation) in the face of dynamic tendencies to emphasize one or another" (Levinthal and March, 1993).

    The Importance of Networks in Organizational Learning Organizational learning is a cognitive approach to change implementation. Network facilitation is an integrative strategy that initiates cohesiveness among employees and superiors within the top-down hierarchy. Some organizations fail to incorporate a system that enables

    Sociology of development

    On the sociology of development (using sociological terms, concepts and issues) and relate it to some of LDC issues. (a) Take a specific issue/topic in sociology of development. (b) Apply the sociological concepts and/or theories to explain the topic/issue. (c) Give at least two examples of yo

    Analysis - CEO Express Web Site

    See attached file for the CEO Express - analysis for Executives. Question 1 - answer A, B, & C. Pages 496 & 497 APA Format 6 References.

    Problem Identification in Exemplary Business Research

    Read the two attached, published research articles. Then assist with writing a short critique of the quality of the research reported in each of these articles. Case assignment expectations A critique is a review and commentary (usually in the range of 3-5 pages, not including cover page or reference page) on a particul

    Collateralized subsample

    Here is a fictitious academic paper: "We consider a sample of 254 firms over the period 1996-1999. We find that 80% of interviewed entrepreneurs would be ready to pay an extra 4% on their loans in order to be able to borrow more. We interpret this evidence that banks forgo highly profitable investment opportunities. The si

    MGT/521 Practice exam

    1) A business should be managed ethically to do the right thing for all stakeholders. A. True B. False 2) A business should be managed ethically to reduce employee turnover. A. True B. False 3) "Do what I say, not what I do" can be an effective code of conduct to instill corporate values

    Does the CPI Accurately Measures the Rate of Inflation

    When a person receives government payments from Social Security or other programs the monthly benefits are raised each year to keep up with the CPI. These increases are supposed to make sure that benefits increase enough that recipients can maintain the same standard of living. Do you think that the CPI accurately measures the r

    Starbucks' coffee business

    I need help with coming up with a paragraph about Starbucks' coffee business, why are they so popular? In your opinion/or words what is it that make Starbuck's coffee business so successful and popular worldwide?

    Advanced Entrepreneurship: Presenting Business Plans

    Presenting Business Plans Consider the following scenario: You have decided that you would like to formally start an entrepreneurial business. To ensure the success of your business, you will produce a business plan. The plan will assess, compare and contrast alternative schools of thought, cultural and political differenc

    Characteristics of a Case Study

    Based on the characteristics described in the case study, what other lines of business do you think vets would excel in? Why? What other characteristics are essential to the success of franchisees? Why are they essential?

    Potential Success as an Entrepreneur

    Please help with the following problem regarding entrepreneurial issues . Provide at least 200 words in the solution. Evaluate your potential success as an entrepreneur (both in terms of reasons to become an entrepreneur and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs). Would you make a good entrepreneur? Why or why not?

    Advanced Entrepreneurship: Products and Marketing for Triangle Solutions

    Products & Product Marketing Consider the following scenario: Develop a written proposal outlining a specific product or service idea you have as the product manager for Triangle Solutions. Triangle's company type and product area have been left unspecified in order to allow you creativity in invention of your own produ

    Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship

    Using the library, Internet, or any other available resources, to define the term innovation. Then, research what you think is an example of an innovative product or service. Include the following within your discussion: 1. What is your product, and why do you feel the product you have selected is innovative within its industry