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Strategic Differences and Acquisition Strategies

Research the Internet to find an annual report for an organization with headquarters in the United States and a similar organization headquartered in Asia. What strategic differences can you observe? Why do you suppose these differences exist? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a merger strategy and an acquisition s

OHSA High Risk Area

OSHA provides for workplace safety standards, with record-keeping, reporting, notice, and inspection requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administer the act. Penalties are limited, but an employer may also be prosecuted under state law. Can an employer discharge an employee who refuses to work i

Customer Power: Help or Hurt a Business

The Web contains numerous examples of customer power. Customers are using YouTube, MySpace, blogs, and a number of other Web tools to slam or praise companies. You believe that the most influential person in a business is the customer. How could customers hurt or help a business? Should employees agree that customers are the mo

Mathematical Influence Models

A simplified model of the national economy can be described as follows. The national income is the sum of consumption, investment, and government spending. Consumption is related to the total income of all individuals and the taxes they pay on income. Taxes are related to income by the tax rate. Investment is also related to the

Team's Attitudes and Company Changes

How does the team's personal attitude and feelings regarding a change in a company influence the change? Describe the techniques an effective change leader would use in working with an effective team and with a dysfunctional team. What specific solutions might the change leader use in working with the dysfunctional team? Does th

China's profile for business

Summarize China's profile for business. Determine how international trade affects how easy it is for China to do business. Describe how easy it is to do business in with China. What factors make it easy to do business? What factors make it difficult to do business? Are there explicit factors that deal with marketing? Explain

Factors a Business Considers When Considering Location

What are the factors a business considers before finding the right location? What are the many reasons facility location is important to a business? Give an example of where a Walmart may be located. 250-300 words please.

Critial Thinking and Problem Solving - Airline Boarding Times

The objective is to CLEARLY DEFINE the PROBLEM. While there are many issues within the article, there is ONE CLEARLY DEFINED PROBLEM. Please help me figure it out. I'm thinking the "checked bag fees," however, eliminating them would cost the airlines $1Billion plus, so maybe not. I am considering using this article for a ter

Reinforcing English Skills & Planning/Organizing a Presentation

Please help with the following 2 examples (see attached file). (1) Reinforcing English Skills Your colleague Christina Perez has asked you to review her ideas for a presentation she will give to train new employees in using the company e-mail system. She plans to create electronic slides for her presentation. A partial lis

Addressing Variations in Customer Expectations

For this assignment you will need to read the following articles: Calvert, P. (2001) 'International Variations in Measuring Customer Expectations', Library Trends, 49 (4) pp. 732-757, [Online]. Available from: (Accessed: 11 Dec

IT Strategy Topics

Write an information technology strategy statement includes the following (there is no real company that is used): A narrative that addresses how each of the following IT strategy topics will be diagnosed by the IT management team: Business aspects: Business goals and objectives that are specific to the organization Technic

Administrative Strategy and Policy: Control Mechanisms

Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach,(Hill, C.W. & Jones, G.R. (2012). In 300-400 words of notes discuss some of the (Implementing Strategy) Corporate Performance, Governance, and Business Ethic: Such as (Stakeholders and corporate performance, Governance mechanisms, Agency theory, Ethical issues in strategy). And find

Sustainable Issues and Carbon Footprints Data Calculations

I have prepared part of the assignment already which consist of providing a ppt on the below sustainable issues. The problem I am having which I emailed the instructor about is downloading the free spreadsheet to do the additional part that has been added to the original assignment which is to calculate the carbon footprint for

The premise of 'first things first' in the business world

Please address the following two questions in your response. Include references to back up the points and for the reader to refer to for further information. 1. First things first: Define what this means generally and what it means for leaders and executives. 2. Is this method important for the business success? Why? How?

Product Line Vs Product Mix

What is the difference between product line and product mix? What are the concerns that need to be considered when adding a new product to a product line? 250-300 words please.

Adjustment Strategy

1. You are the vice president of a large corporation. Your analysts provide you with a report that indicates the big change you made recently in the alignment of your sales and service departments is falling short of the expectations. What is an adjustment strategy that may bring this change back to its original objectives? Why

Supply and Demand in Health Care Provision

Is it possible to provide health care without rationing? In 1948 every household in Britain received a leaflet stating that the new National Health Service would "provide you with all medical, dental and nursing care. Everyone - rich or poor, man, woman, or child - can use it or any part of it. There are no charges, except for a

Environmental Scan: Apple Inc. Trends

Do an environmental scan by designating the environmental force and then identifying the trends for Apple Inc. Put the scan in a template similar to the one in figure 3-2. Please keep as close to one page as possible. Section: "Trend Identified by an Environmental Scan". From Chapter 3, Scanning the Marketing Environment.

Creating a Plan for Positive Influence

At work you are asked to complete a project with a one year timeline with your team. Discuss how to increase motivation, satisfaction, and performance within your group. What differences in attitudes, emotions, personalities, and values within your collaborators will there be? How do these differences influence behavior. Ho

The Lottery Argument

Read the Reality Check below of the text titled, Winners and losers. There are two sides to the Lottery argument. Which side do you agree with and why? Winners and Losers The Illinois Lottery Commission came under fire in 2005 for a billboard marketing campa

Brief Comment on Apple article

Please help me to comment on the following article: Apple has decided to cut orders for iPhone 5 parts by nearly half in reaction to weak demand. This comes as a surprise to some as Apple has played a dominant role in the smart phone industry for years. Apple seems to have made the same mistake as BlackBerry, their predece

Business Development and Owning a Family Business

What challenges do you think an owner of a family business might face daily and long term? What challenges do you think a non family member employee of a family business might face daily and long term? What challenges would you face if you went into business with your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend? What decision would you

Case Study: Don Imus

Radio personality Don Imus launched the program Imus in the Morning on WABC in New York in 1979, a show that was to endure 28 years on the air. For the last dozen years of the show, Imus's program was syndicated to 60 stations across the country via CBS's Westwood One network and was simulcast on cable television network MSNBC.

Need Identification and Commercial Equivalents

a. Why is it preferable to separate need identification and defining commercial equivalents into two separate stages? b. Why is early supply/supplier important? c. What are the disadvantages of specifying by performance? What are the advantages? d. How does a supply professional know that a certain requirement is strategic?

Master Schedules: Material Requirements and Complete Assemblies.

Materials requirement planning takes information from the master schedule that is a detailed plan for future production. Because of the needs of the firm, the master schedule must be stated in terms of complete assemblies. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Defend your position.