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Internet

-I work for an Oil Company so it doesn't matter if your answers are broad. I'm using this as a guide. Thank you. Write a 2- to 3-page paper describing the use of the Internet in your company or organization. If your company does not use the Internet, describe how it could. Address the following issues: • Is the Inter

Research

Suppose Marlboro executives read a research report written by the U.S. FDA. It indicates that the number of cigarette smokers in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade. • What type of research might be conducted to explore this opportunity? • Explain how a research study might be

Johnson & Johnson Entry into Mexico

I am working on a project for my business class. We had to pick a Fortune 500 company which I will be representing. I have picked Johnson and Johnson. Than the professor has assigned me with two countries (Mexico and Turkey) to research and analyze in order to make comparisons regarding business, government and society relation

Store space allocation planning problem

Hiland's TV-Radio Store must determine how many TVs and radios to keep in stock. A TV requires 10 square feet of floor space, whereas a radio requires 4 square feet of floor space; 5000 square feet of floor space is available. A TV sale results in an $80 profit, and a radio earns a profit of $20. The store stocks only TVs and ra

The Risks of Doing Business in China

For many global companies, China represents a highly attractive market in terms of size and growth rate. Yet China ranks lower in terms of economic freedom and higher in political risk than do some other countries. Despite these risks, hundreds of companies have established manufacturing operations in China. Assume that you a

Hybrid comparison and the impact for the future

Hybrid Car Research Paper In this assignment I need research five different hybrid cars and evaluate their impact on the environment. I need the following: 1. Identify the top five most popular choices of hybrid cars. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each car's technology, price, manufacturing, and impact on envir

Hard vs Soft Market Research

What are some of the benefits of "soft" market research data gathered using techniques such as focus groups and observation. What are the benefits of using "hard" data such as statistics on consumers' buying habits and figures on market size? When might each kind of data be preferred and why?

Customer Purchase Behavior

Suppose a retail firm is interested in studying the effect of lighting on customer purchase behavior. - What information would be relevant to the proposed study. - How might this type of information contribute to a business success? - Give 2 examples of businesses that have used this type of information. - What advantages

Inventory system for a business

Now select and briefly describe a business you would like to own or run and choose the best inventory system for that business. State why you made your choice as you did by stating advantages and disadvantages.

Expanding Pharmaceutical Operations

You are the vice president of international operations for a large pharmaceutical firm that manufactures an anti-malarial drug. Your firm is considering opening up a factory in a small Central American nation where malaria is still extremely common. The operation will be a joint venture between your firm and the local government

Hofstede: Cultural Dimensions

What are the four dimensions of culture studied by Geert Hofstede? Identify and describe each. Choose one of the dimensions and explain how it is concretely exemplified in the global workforce. For example, a higher score for power distance in Spain accounts for that nation's greater degrees of hierarchy and of class stratifi

Considerations For Relocating A Plant Facility to a Less Developed Country

Imagine that you own a company that manufactures cheap sunglasses. To lower production costs, you want to move your factory from your developed country to a more cost-effective nation. Choose a prospective country to which you will move production. What elements of the national business environment might affect your move? Are th

Social Movements, Women, and Vietnam

1. What were the poitical outcomes of the end of the war in Vietnam. 2. What is the status of women, and how were women affected by the changes brought about during the 1960s.

Industries Affected by Obesity

Our elected leadership has declared obesity to be a national problem, worthy of government attention and funding. Let's suppose that your consulting firm has been asked to identify all the benefits, other than health, that could be realized if Americans no longer suffered from nationwide obesity. Keep in mind that you are not id

Research Topic

Textbook: Salkind, N. J. (2009). Exploring research (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. RESEARCH PROPOSAL TOPIC: 5 days - 12 credits Select and present a researchable topic for a research proposal. Complete exercises 1-9 on page 76 in the text to help you select a topic. Then, number 10 should be the topic an

Business Structures

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a sole proprietorship? 2. What is the difference between a general partnership and a limited partnership? Which of these two business structures would you choose for the new business you are starting with four partners? Why did you choose this type of partnership? 3. What is a C

Five areas of Corporate Social Responsibility

Describe the five areas of CSR that you would deem important to change in any organization in order to create an emerging paradigm with regard to social responsibility. Why did you select these five elements? Provide examples and research to support your thinking

Multinational Corporations Expanding into Japan

Read the following article and write an analysis focusing on the question below: •Czinkota, M.R., & Kotabe, M. (1999). Bypassing barriers to marketing in Japan. Marketing Management, 8(4). (AN 2795277). How might MNCs structure their market entry strategies to penetrate and expand in the Japanese market?

Brief Discussion of Theory in Research

This solution offers a brief discussion of the use of theory in research. It discusses how theory can impact or influence the choice of quantitative or qualitative methods of inquiry.

Powerpoint on bottlenecks and theory of constraints

Assume that you have been selected by your executives to teach your fellow managers about Bottlenecks and the Theory of Constraints. Prepare a Powerpoint presentation on this subject for a 45 minute slot at the Manager's Kickoff meeting in January. Include speaker notes for each slide, as the HR manager wants to use this presen

Linear Programming

Applichem wants to allocate the capacity of its worldwide manufacturing plants to fulfill its customer demand. Applichem makes a product, R, which is used by plastic molding companies around the world. R sells for $1/lb. Its plants are located in Gary, Indiana, Windsor, Ontario, Frankfurt, Germany, Mexico City, Caracus, Venezu

Pakistan: Multinational Companies

Read the following article and write an analysis focusing on the question below: •Khan, O.J., & Amine, L.S. (2004), New international business perspectives on Pakistan. Thunderbird International Business Review, 46(5). (AN 14406651). According to the article, the Musharraf government in Pakistan has firmly backed free mark

Terrorism and Operations Research

Terrorist threats have become increasingly common. The government as well as all types of organizations in many industries are using programs for assessing these threats, providing countermeasures, and communicating with those affected. What level of activity do you see in your organization or by your government representativ

Institutional security deterrents

What are some examples of security deterrents in these two cases and how effective are they? Is there a cost-benefit tradeoff? Though some aspects of institutional security are shared with commercial, retail, and event security, there are some definite differences. Institutional security typically refers to security measures

Article Analysis

Read the following article and write an analysis focusing on the question below: •Raman, A.P., Thompson, P.M., Aaker, J.L., Manwani, H., Gift, S., & Kotabe, M. (2003). The global brand face-off. Harvard Business Review, 81(6). (AN 9943706). For one of the regions discussed in the article, what care must be taken to ensure

Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium Point

Equilibration is the process of moving between two equilibrium points as a result of some change in supply or demand. Understanding how market equilibrium is sought following such a change is essential for business managers. It is important to understand how economic principles, and specifically supply, demand, and their determ