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AES Global Sourcing Initiative

1. Consider the AES Global Sourcing Initiative from an overall perspective. How effective has the effort been to-date? Is AES applying a truly strategic approach? 2. How should the electric-meters team proceed? a. What should be the key elements of their strategy? b. Which suppliers hold the greatest promise for AES? c. Shou

Research Thinking

Analyze the relationship amid one's own research thinking and quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The analysis must contain these elements: Identify the important concepts, propositions, precepts, etc., of your own research philosophy, that includes any rationale for your choice. Analyze the relationship between your res

South Korea: Managerial Behavior

Your company plans to establish MNE manufacturing operations in South Korea. You have been asked to conduct a cultural audit focusing on leadership behaviors of South Korea. The results of your report will be used for internal training for plant managers due to be reassigned to work with South Korean managers in a few months. Yo

Qualitative research designs

evaluate qualitative research questions in assigned journal articles in your discipline and consider the alignment of theory, problem, purpose, research questions, and design. You will also identify the type of qualitative research design the authors used and explain how it was implemented. Provide a 1-2 page critique of the

Four Functions of Management

Most managers in organizations develop strategic plans without realizing the importance of internal and external assessments and their implications on the four functions of management. Assume you are hired as a new manager and you want to improve your company by helping upper management develop a better understanding of these is

International Aspect of Business

Select an article published in January 2012 or later that deals with the international aspects of doing business. Must have all of the following parts: - Summary: It must provide the reader a very good idea of what the article is about, even without having read the article. -Thoughts About the Article -References

Annotation of a Quantitative Research Article

Submit the annotation of a quantitative research article on a topic of your interest. •Annotate one quantitative research article from a peer-reviewed journal on a topic of your interest. •Provide the reference list entry for this article in APA Style followed by a three-paragraph annotation that includes: •A summar

Coffee: The Legal King of Colombian Exports

This is not a request for a written paper just points on which to expound on the following: **Identify and discuss social, cultural, and political implications of the development of the coffee export economy

Global Technical Systems versus Department of Navy

File: B-411230.2 Date: September 9, 2015 Instructions: Please analyze the attached Global Technical Systems case and submit a brief using the format below. Briefing can be extensive or short depending on the depth of analysis. A comprehensive brief includes the following: 1. Title and Citation. The title of the case shows

Chocolate and the exploitation of children.

This is not a request for a written paper, just answers to expound on. Should labor practices in another country be a relevant consideration in international trade? Why or why not? 2. With regard to trade in products such as cocoa, what options are available to governments, businesses, and consumers for dealing with pr

Performance Work Statement

Market Research Report For (Program/Command Name) Author: (Name) Report Date: (mm/dd/yyyy) Organization: (Org symbol) Report Title: (Service name) PSC and NAICS Code: (Codes and descriptions) Portfolio: (Knowledge Based Services, Facility Related Services, Equipment Related Services, Electronics & Communicat

Market Research Report for Performance Work Statements

Market Research Report 56 Custom Credits. Read the IDEX Performance Work Statement (PWS). Conduct market research to determine an estimated price for the services identified in the PWS. You may use GSA's Federal Supply Schedules on GSA Advantage for pricing data. GSA is just an example of a source you may use to find prici

Steps to forecasting and how they apply to business methods.

1) Describe in your words the eight steps to forecasting and how they apply to business methods. 2) The decomposition approach to forecasting (using trend and seasonal components) may be helpful when attempting to forecast a time-series. Could an analogous approach be used in a multiple regression analysis? Explain briefly.

Trader Joe: organizational culture, employee motvation

Trader Joe's Read and reflect on the case study about Trader Joe's attached. Consider Joe Coulombe's approach to organizational design, and analyze the effects and applications of the various organizational structures and levels of authority. Given the benefits and motivations mentioned in the case study, share an analysis of T

Research in Business

Locate a peer-reviewed article that discusses research in an organization. Topic ideas might include the role of research, development of research studies, integration of different types of methods, or the communication of research results within an organization. You are also required to locate a second peer-reviewed to

Identify consequences and value benefits using scaled measurement

The use of a utility scale direct approach helps to measure the value of a decision numerically in order of risk probability. The researcher will choose from five considerable job opportunities and identify the objectives used in making the decision. These job opportunities are within institutions of higher education and includ

Sampling Design Proposal

Write a two- to three-page report discussing the sampling design for the proposal. Describe the sampling procedures (convenience, quota, simple random) that will yield the best results for your research objective and justify your rationale for choosing the procedure(s). Include the following information: 1. Research the object

Stakeholder Interests & Management

Stakeholder interests in an organization can be quite varied, and there may be many times when these interests do not coincide. What is the best way for a for-profit organization to manage these conflicting needs? Why?

Short Selling Stocks

How to Short Sell Stocks Abstract The Shanghi Composite Index is at 2722.55 on January 27, 2016, down 17.64% for the past year. The Federal Reserve might raise The Federal Funds Interest rate in March 2016. Crude Oil WTI (NYMEX) closed at $32.80 per barrel on January 27, 2016 down from $37.34 on

Small Business Incremental Stages

As a small business goes international through incremental stages instead of as a global start-up, what unique benefits does it have? Can you identify any obstacles?

Business Plan for Hungry Lion

Need it reviewing and help with: Personal methods of compensation • How you will maintain accounting records and procedures OPERATIONS • Daily management • Hiring and personnel policies • Insurance coverage and leasing agreements • Delivery of products and services

Strategic Evaluation

I need help evaluating Coca-Cola Company's published mission, vision, values, and objectives/goals. Please cite any references. 1. What are the company's vision, mission, values, and goals? 2. According to their official website, what is the company's Mission statement and what does it mean? I need an in-depth analysis of this

Operations Management Outputs

A steel product is manufactured by starting with raw material (carbon steel wire) and then processing it sequentially through five operations using machines A to E, respectively (see table below). This is the only use that the five machines are put to. The hourly rates for each machine are given in the table. Answer the followin

Research Proposal for Main Stage Events

Need Some Help about research proposal Prepare a simple research proposal related to your area outlining the main stages Selecting a topic (about, how the transportation or delivery business is the most beneficial of today business sector, and that's all because of advanced technology like; smart phones, and social media.

Qualitative and Quantitative Research discussion

Respond to following statements 1. Which technique one chooses really should depend on what the question is they are trying to answer. "Qualitative research methodologies have roots in a variety of disciplines. Qualitative research tries to achieve a deeper understanding of the situation. Qualitative research techniques are use

Is Mattel a Learning Organization?

Please describe the extent to which Mattel is a "Learning Organization." How does Mattel "learn"? What has Mattel "learned," and through what mechanism(s)?

Unethical practices in research studies

1. The application of the Institutional Review Board is to determine the level of participant involvement in the researcher's study and select appropriate forms. This involves human subjects, may not involve humans, analysis of secondary data, and analyzes biological specimens." "assistants are expected to carry out the sampling

Human Research : Unethical

When doing research involving human subjects researchers are required to have their proposals reviewed and approved by an Institutional Research Board (sometimes this is named differently). Why might this not be sufficient to address ethical issues with the research? reference Stanford Prison Experiments