Explore BrainMass

Strategy and Business Analysis

Intrinsic Rewards and Motivation

Hello, I need help developing a response to the following: - Describe some of the ways in which a manager could affect intrinsic rewards. - Discuss how behavior modification operates to motivate employees. Why is it still important to understand people's needs when using this approach? - How does intrinsic motivation fue

Strategies for Emerging Markets

Luthans and Doh (2012) discuss strategies for emerging markets. Select one of the emerging strategies and write a short essay explaining why you believe it will or will not function effectively. If you choose to explain why a strategy will NOT function effectively, provide recommendations for improvements or recommendations for

Profit Contribution

The function of purchasing within an organization has many aspects. One strategic area is the contribution to profit for the company. Summarize the importance of the purchasing functions and how they can contribute to the profitability of a firm.

Affecting Intrinsic Rewards

It is relatively easy for a manager to manipulate extrinsic rewards. Describe some of the ways in which a manager could affect intrinsic rewards. and Discuss how behavior modification operates to motivate employees. Why is it still important to understand people's needs when using this approach?

PepsiCo: Strategy and International Market: how to become number one; should Pepsi have spun off its' fast food establishments? What is the next international market for Pepsi? Is the the Power of One strategy likely to be successful?

Please respond to the following: PepsiCo has historically trailed the Coco-Cola company in carbonated beverage sales. Suggest a strategy that may enable PepsiCo to close the gap in this market. Explain how this may allow PepsiCo to achieve the number-one market position. Take a position on whether PepsiCo's actions of spinning

Strategic Management: Concepts of Strategy

Consider focus, divergence, and a compelling tagline. Choose a well-known company and one of its products or services and analyze how well you believe they have employed these three concepts in the strategy for the product or service. For example, if you believe they have focused adequately, explain why. If you believe they lack

Creative Strategies and Alternatives

- Explain the strategic management process within the global environment. - Describe the role of corporate governance in strategic decision making. - Conduct various environmental analyses as they relate to an organization. - Identify challenges in strategy implementation. - Create strategies and potential strategic alternat

Dealing with Strategic Management

Questions: What role do long-term objectives play in helping the enterprise make appropriate strategic choice decisions? How do distinctions between value disciplines and generic and grand strategies help build competitive advantage? What are some disadvantages of low-cost leadership? Is it possible to have a differentiatio

Rental Car Analysis

A rental car manager estimates the number of full-size sedans rented per week so that she can maintain adequate number of cars in the lot. Data for the past 10 weeks are shown here: Week Rentals Week Rentals 1 23 6 28 2 24 7 32 3 32

Engaging in the Countertrade

1.What type of firm is most likely to engage in countertrade? Why? 2.When does concentration of production make sense? Use a Reference for each in APA style

The Ugly American - Doing Business Abroad

Using the attached journal article, please discuss experiences you have had witnessing "ugly Americans" abroad, or "ugly foreign people" within the United States. Please discuss behavior that displayed gross insensitivity toward a sub-culture within the U.S. What steps can we take to help prevent us from inadvertently behav

Strategic Leadership Styles

Using ethical leadership and authentic leadership: 1. Present the major arguments of each theory; 2. Compare their relative strengths and weaknesses, and 3. Present your view regarding which of the theories you analyzed provides the better insight into understanding contemporary leadership behavior.

Determining Value and Expected Profit

Question: Raytheon exported a Patriot missile defense system to Germany. The system costs EUR 500,000,000, and the German government will be making the payment in one year. The current EUR/USD spot rate and money market interest rates are listed below: Spot: EUR/USD is 1.3176/77 (read as $1.3176-1.3177 per Euro) RUSD=2%-

Hypothesis Testing: Banking Industry

In the banking industry, the return on equity ratio or percentage is used to evaluate the financial performance of a bank. Such information is extremely valuable to investors. Please obtain the required data from the attached Excel documents. Calculate the return on equity (ROE) for a sample of 20 banks for the year before t

Hypothesis Testing and Business Decisions

Hypothesis testing is a well-structured process that consists of several logical steps, and it aims at refining a business decision. Hypothesis testing is a quite common technique used by researchers. - What are the steps to conduct a hypothesis test? How does a researcher determine which statistical test to conduct? - How d

Walmart customer service objectives measures target initiatives

Given Walmart's overall strategy, provide four objectives, measures, targets and initiatives lined with the overall strategy that would be appropriate for the CUSTOMER SERVICE perspective of a balanced scorecard. Comments on how these likely map to the financial measures in the financial perspective of the scorecard.

Risk Assessment Matrix

Need help with another matrix. I have attached the information about Briargrove. Briargrove is taking proposals for a Centralized Learning Network to be rolled out first in the corporate office in Dallas, TX and then across the organizational footprint. A private secure network will be used for all employees of the organizati

Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans

I need guideance for the following question. Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans for McDonald's Define the strategic plan for your McDonald's, including the following: I need guidance for the following question. Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans for McDonald's Define

Behavior and Motivation

Hello, I need help developing a response to the following: 1. Identify a change that would improve the Orange County Jail Correctional organization. How would you go about planning and implementing the change? Include Lewin's three phases of unfreezing, changing, and refreezing (Schein) in this response. 2. Under what

Features of the Social System in a Telemarketing Organization

Discuss the major features of the social system in a telemarketing organization. In what ways can this social system affect an employee's job performance? When considering the statement 'organizations need people, and people need organizations'. Is this true for all types of organizations? If not, why? If so, why? Give e

International Expansion Decision

You are faced with the need to expand, and you have found the perfect location in another country. It is easily accessible from both water and land and already has T3 communication lines installed. Locating to this site will save you millions of dollars. The only problem is that the president of the country wants a private donat

Strategic Management: SWOT

When using SWOT to analyze internal enterprise capabilities, what impact do process limitations have on performance potential assessment? How is value chain analysis used to build competitive advantage? What role does analyzing customer needs play in shaping an effective value chain? What strengths and weaknesses do tradition

Production and Demand

Zytel Corporation produces cleaning compounds and solutions for industrial and household use. While most of its products are processed independently, a few are related. Grit 337, a coarse cleaning powder with many industrial uses, costs $2.20 a pound to make and sells for $3.40 a pound. A small portion of the annual production o

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

The exchange relationship is more important than a company selling a product and a customer purchasing a product. There are steps to take in order to perform a successful exchange relationship. One of these steps include finding out the value of the exchange for the customer (Mullins, Walker & Boyd, 2008). People find value in t