During the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, the United States and the Soviet Union have been competing with one another in attempts to gain a strategic advantage over one another. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was born out of that competition. Discuss the SDI and how the United States and the Soviet Union applied the co
1. Analyze arguments made by representatives of Nepal and other poor countries in justifying the child labor they utilize. 2. What is the difference between strategic planning conducted in domestic companies and that conducted in international companies? 3. Compare and contrast geographic and product structures for inter
Fill in the unknowns Case 1 a. Budgeted factory overhead: $600,000 b. Cost-allocation base, budgeted direct-labor cost: 400,000 c. Budgeted factory-overhead rate: ? d. Direct labor cost incurred: 570,000 e. Factory overhead incurred: 830,000 f. Factory overhead applied: ? g. Underapplied (overapplied) factory overhead:
Discuss the employer-employee relationship. Make sure you include the following points: o The point at which a prospective applicant becomes an employee o The difference between a contractor and an employee o The legal implications and obligations of the employer-employee relationship o The laws that address the employer-e
Black wall Construction, Inc. is a privately owned company that began as a family business in the 1950s. The present owners have decided that it is time to transform the business from one of private ownership to public ownership and plans for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 12 months. To help facilitate the transition over
Problem is also in word file which has better formatting to see the table amounts. ---------------------- Ben Fun, Inc., manufactures video games. Market saturation and technological innovations have caused pricing pressures, which have resulted in declining profits. To stem the slide in profits until new products can be i
Condor Corporation manufactures two different types of coils used in electric motors. In the fall of the current year, the controller compiled the following data. - Sales forecast for 20x3 (all units to be shipped in 20x3): Product Units Price Light coil .....................................................................
Organizational Theory Article Review: "Human Resource Management and Labor Productivity: Does Industry Matter?"
Review an article from one of the journals listed below* that relates to a topic of interest in organizational theory. The article should not be more than five years old. Select an article that has sufficient content that you can write a review of two pages in length. List of journals: Academy of Management Review A
1. Define Affirmative Action. Which employers are subject to Affirmative Action laws? What potential impact does Affirmative Action have on employees and the workplace? 2. What social events helped to create the need for the development of unions? What is the impact of unionization on employment laws? How has the creation
In what ways does United Technologies corporation's corporate-level strategy of unrelated diversification create value? How successful has it been in pursuing its strategy?
Posters Now uses a standard cost system. Job 67 is for the manufacturing of 800 units of the product P100. The company's standards for one unit of product P100 are as follows: Standard quantity: 11 Ounces Standard price: $3 per ounce Standard direct labor: 1.5 hours Standard Labor rate: $12 per hour The job
Describe the two personalities a customer will encounter when doing business with an organization, and provide examples of each from your own experience.
4. The pencil industry is perfectly competitive. Each firm produces 10 million pencils per year. Pencils sell for 50 cents each and are produced at an average total cost of 30 cents each. What is the marginal cost of a pencil? Explain. Calculate the firm's profit. 5. An American company that sells consumer electronic
Direct material 2,500 pounds (.75 per pound) Direct labor 300 hours (7.50 per hour) Overhead per dept (est.) $6,000 Direct labor (est.) 300 hours (200 in molding and 100 in firing) Machine hours (est.) 200 (50 in molding and 150 in firing) factory rent $3,000 fac
Please indicate whether the following statement is true or false, then support your view. If we use learning curves in setting standards, it's likely that the standard costs for materials and labor per unit of output will be lower in year 2010 than they will be in 2001, assuming we are making the same product from 2001 to 201
The assistant controller said, "All the assembly workers are covered by union contracts, so there should be no labor variances." What do you think--is he correct? Why or why not.
Indicate whether the following statement is true or false, then support your view. Overtime premium (i.e., the 0.5 x hourly rate of workers, or 1.0 x hourly rate for double-time) will be a factor in measuring the labor rate variance.
This is a journal article meeting requirements of being published in the last five years (2008) based on the union effects of pay scales.
Choose a subtopic from union effects on pay levels beginning on page 250 of your Fossum text. Research your chosen Subtopic and find a journal article published in the last five years on your topic summary the significant findings of the article, including an explanation of historical significance of the emerging trend in wages.
Accounting: Concepts & Applications, by Albrecht. Chapter 15: Exercise 15-23 Cost Classifications - Cost Classifications Classify the costs as (1) product or period; (2) variable or fixed; and (3) for those that are product costs, as direct materials, direct labor, or manufacturing overhead. The following are costs asso
ABC Company's overhead amounts to $300,000 per period based on an output of 200 units of A, 300 units of B, and 500 units of C. Direct labour costs of A, B, and C per unit amount to $75, 50, and 40 respectively. Each unit also requires 7, 12, and 20 machine hours per unit of production. Using direct labour as cost driver, total
Total price and quantity variances for materials and labor Haslett Inc., which produces a single product, has prepared the following standard cost sheet for one unit of the product. Direct materials (8 pounds at $2.75 per pound) $22 Direct labor (3 hours at $16.00 per hour) $48 During the month of April, the company
Go to: http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/facts/details.cfm. Click on and read the Alaska Oil Spill Commission Report. Next, go to:http://www.bhopal.com/media.htm Read the details of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India in the article entitled Union Carbide: Disaster at Bhopal What do the two dis
The following information is presented for the single product that Holden Ltd. manufactures: DL Standard quantity per unit 3 hours Standard cost per unit of input ? per hour
Natalie Attired runs a small job shop where garments are made. The job shop employs eight workers. Each worker is paid $10 per hour. During the first week of March, each worker worked 45 hours. Together, they produced a batch of 132 garments. Of these garments, 52 were 'seconds' (meaning that they were flawed). The seconds were
Problem 2 Please use this template below to solve problem 2 and save your file using your first initial, last name, name of assignment, so jstevensproblem2.xls Due July 6th 11:59 pm central Upload your solution in area 2 of the problem 2 assignment area. Make sure you type your name in cell A3 Name: S
Labor's successes have always emanated from? -a one big union concept. -a highly pragmatic bread-and-butter form. -wartime periods or the threat of war. -a concern for social reform on its part.
Standard direct-labor rate $14.00 Actual direct-labor rate $12.20 Standard direct-labor hours 12,000 Direct-labor quantity varianceâ?"unfavorable $9,800 Standard unit price of materials $4.50 Actual quantity purchased and used 1,800 Standard quantity allowed for actual production 1,650 Materials purchase price varianceâ
Labor Relations - Define unions and labor relations and their effect on organizations. - Examine the effect of changes in employee relations strategies, policies, and practices on organizational performance. - Are unions still relevant in the United States?
"The crucial differences between mass production management and the service repair business management. Mass production is the large scale-manufacturing of goods, aiming for low unit cost and high output. In factories, mass production is achieved by a variety of means, such as division and specialization of labor and mechanization these speed up production and allow the manufacture of near identical, interchangeable parts. Such parts can then be assembled quickly into a finished product on an assembly line. (Wiley,2003) Mass production usually involves manufacturing goods for a mass market. A mass market is the market for a product or service used by a high percentage of the population. Cars, refrigerators and training shoes are all products of mass markets. This technique was first implemented by American car pioneer Henry Ford in 1908 for the Model T Ford." (Wiley, 2003).
"The crucial differences between mass production management and the service repair business management. Mass production is the large scale-manufacturing of goods, aiming for low unit cost and high output. In factories, mass production is achieved by a variety of means, such as division and specialization of labor and mechanizati
Describe how artisans manufactured goods in the early national period. How did the growing market economy affect the way goods were produced, and how did it shape the development of social classes? Define and discuss the concept of republicanism.