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Entrepreneurial Thinking: New Product Suggestion

Entrepreneurs typically have many ideas - not just one. Here's one way entrepreneurs come up with ideas: - Is there a good or service that you desire but cannot readily obtain? - Are there goods or services that are of poor quality or delivered poorly - and you could do better? Answer one of these two questions supported

Case Economic Indicators

How is the Economy Doing? Required Reading: Bouman, John. () Principles of Macroeconomics. "Unit 3: Gross Domestic Product" Retrieved from: Groshen, Erica and Simon Potter. (2003) "Has Structural Change Contributed to a Jobless Recovery?" Current Issues in Economics

Developing an Effective Strategic Plan

Please help with the following problem. Include references. Having an effective strategic plan in place is essential to every organization. An effective strategic plan helps determine your organization's strengths and weaknesses, and examine your organization's goals, objectives, and mission. Imagine the agency or company yo

Virtual Team - Innovative Packaging

Assume you have been assigned to lead a team tasked with developing an innovative way to package a new product that would inexpensive to ship while still being durable enough not to get damaged. The goal is to do this in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The team is composed of members from a variety of different

Immigration Issues: Problems and Benefits

I need help analyzing all possible immigration issues, problems, disadvantages vs. advantages and benefits! First, what does immigration mean? What's the difference between a legal and illegal immigrant, aren't both humans who are looking for a better life? What does mean an illegal alien/illegal immigrant? What makes someo

Computer Company Idea Strategy

Describe an unknown company with technological computer products that are similar to Apple Inc. This information will help this unknown company to increase its market share. Your strategy must describe: - How you are going to implement the idea - What potential ramifications (pros and cons) may result from your strategic im

Measuring Performance

Based on the case study attachment: If you were leading Dell, what specific measures of performance would you incorporate into your strategic management plans? Also, based on the guidelines for proper control, what components would you include in the control system? See the following reference: Case 31, Dell, Inc. J. David

IT: Business Metrics, IT-based Risks

1. What are some ways that you could help link your organization's business metrics to your IT department? Which approach to establishing a business measurement program in IT would you use in your organization? Explain your choice. 2. Discuss the IT-based risks that your organization faces, or an organization for which you wo

Strategic Implementation and Control Discussion

In order to implement a strategic choice, organizations use structures, control systems, HR policies, and culture. Please visit and analyze how the company implements the strategy (or strategies) the company currently pursues. Again, choose one implementation tactic, identify whether it concerns organizational

Strategy Recommendation Identified

• Identify the business you chose and describe the business and its industry (ALREADY COMPLETED) I like Starbucks in this scenario because the company's CEO Howard Schultz and his organization have long established their desire to be the industry leader in their markets through advances in technology, training, and excellen

Business Case for IT Strategy

Building a business case for an IT strategy is essential to demonstrate that there is an alignment between the IT that is implemented in the organization and the overall goals and objectives of the organization. Being able to build a business case means that the investment in resources can be justified. Based on the informati

Economic Impact of Change

Can you describe the economic impact of the change of Tesla Motors since it's perception in 2003? Was the change of strategy important of the survival of Tesla? Comment about how to this change helped Tesla's future? Would Tesla's electric vehicles become popular in the near future? Should Tesla stay sole ownership (private) or

Secondary Research, Product Adaptation, and Business Meetings

Case Study: Swan Song A potential partnership Korea is a prime market for beef exporters. Grazing space for cattle in Korea is non-existent, so beef is not raised locally. As a result, beef is scarce in Korea and Koreans are willing to pay a premium for even the smallest morsel. Seok, a Korean beef importer, is looking for a

Writing a High School Proficiency Exam Criterion and Standard

I need help with direction on writing a criterion for a high school senior academic proficiency exam, then write the standard. How do standards and criteria affect sampling? Provide an example and explain. What are some barriers to effective evaluation design and sampling? What are some barriers to the validity of evaluation des

Understanding Acquisition in terms of Strategic Management

Acquisitions make expansion faster, but not always better. What are some of the considerations a company needs to make when acquiring another? For example, should they merge their operations with those of the acquired company, keep their management, or install their own?

When Do Acquirers Earn Abnormal Returns?

Please critique the article, providing a literature review with an analysis of the methodology and key findings. Capron, L., & Pistre, N. (2002). When do acquirers earn abnormal returns? Strategic Management Journal, 23(9), 781-794.

Long Run Performance of UK Acquiring Firms

Please critique the following article and identify methodology, gap and key findings Reference: Limmack, R. J. (1997), Discussion of An Examination of the Long Run Performance of UK Acquiring Firms. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 24: 1003-1007. doi: 10.1111/1468-5957.00147.

Senior vs. Youth Cell Phone Feature Usage

Consider this scenario: Talkaphone, Inc. discovered that teenagers preferred text messaging and that senior citizens preferred cell phones that could take pictures. They also discovered that it was too expensive to provide the highest quality of both these functions in a cell phone so they decided to provide a second-tier leve

Key Success Factors (KSFs) of Apple, Inc.

The assignment is to write a 3-4 page paper on the key success factors (KSFs) of Apple addressing the below questions and using 4 or more web references. Please ensure I can pull up these references to read more about them and also incorporate them into my work. Thanks! 1) KSFs are those attributes and competencies that hav

Obama: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that"

I am having trouble answering why President Obama recently stated "If you've got a business, you didn't build that," Obama said. "Somebody else made that happen." Is this an accurate statement? What is the government's role in building businesses and creating jobs?

Procedure Risks for Treating an Infant with Syphillis

A young child's parent has a history of contracting syphilis so it was decided to give the child treatment from congenital syphilis. Namely, a prescription of one (1) dose of Benzathine Penicillin G150, 000U IM. Unfortunately, the attending pharmacist misread the dose as 500,000 units/kg - the dosage typically used to treat

Risk in Treating Infant Syphilis

An infant was born to a mother with a prior history of syphilis; decision was made to treat the infant from congenital syphilis. Order was written for one dose of "Benzathine Pen (penicillin G150, 000U IM". Physicians, nurses, and pharmacist unfamiliar with the treatment, Pharmacist misread the dose in both sources as 500,000 u

The Too Big to Fail methodology and why intervention is necessary

Please analyzing any company/business (like AIG, Citi or Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that's "a too big fail" and why a government intervention is necessary! Basically, why some companies (like banks) are labeled "too big fail, while others are not" and why a government bell-out is necessary to these companies/businesses while o

Transportation Costs between production and warehouse facilities

Please use Microsoft Excel Solver tool There are production facilities in Battle Creek, Cherry Creek, and Dee Creek with annual capacities of 500 units, 400 units, and 600 units, respectively. The annual demands at warehouses in Worchester, Dorchester, and Rochester are 300 units, 700 units, and 400 units, respectively. The

Designing New Products

Consider this: Lee Peterson has invented a new product that detects water leaks due to broken pipes and sends out an alarm similar to a smoke alarm. However, Lee has very little personal money to invest in this new product. He finally raised enough money to enter the market and began to experience some success. The product was n

Social Computing - an overview

Read SOCIAL COMPUTING: AN OVERVIEW by Manoj Parameswaran 1. Identify the main topic/question 2. Identify the author's intended audience 3. Critique the article and share your thoughts��"what appears to be valid and invalid? 4. Do you agree with the author's assertions? Why, or why not? 5. Discuss the best methods of m

Business Resilience and Recovery Program

Case Study Rio Tinto is now facing a main issue of recommencing their business. To approach this issue, they built up their business resilience team to ensure their employees were safe and what they can provide to their main customers and suppliers. There is a coordinated framework named Business Resilience and Recovery Program