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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.

The Doctoral Prospectus and Chair Request Form

College of Management and Technology School of Management Prospectus and Faculty Chair Request Form After reviewing the DBA program FAQ sheet and the DBA Prospectus/Chair Request form: 1. List the questions that you have about completing the Prospectus/Chair Request form. 2. State what challenges do you anticipate in comp

The Five Approaches to Qualitative Research

Identify the three types of qualitative research most appropriate for Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) research and discuss why these three are most appropriate. What are the disadvantages of the other two approaches to DBA research? Use citations and references.

Turnaround Strategy for a Child Care/Education Center

My organization is a child care/educational center. 1. Explore the concept of return to normalcy for this organization as well as the benefits and potential consequences of the turnaround 2. Analyze and explain what return to normalcy means. 3. Analyze and explain ways to determine when the organization has returned to n

Starting Your Own Small Business

Many people would like to have their own business. If you were to start your own small business, why would you take on this venture.

Improving alignment between IT and internal business partners

Assume that you are asked by the CIO of your IT organization to develop a strategy for improving the alignment between IT and its internal business partners. Besides creating governance and relationship management structures, what approaches might you propose to satisfy the CIO's request? The alignment process will require a com

Reengineering a Process

If you were charged with the task of reengineering a process, would you be concerned with integrating only the outcomes of parallel activities that must eventually come together? Defend your response.

Pull and Customer-Orientated Product Strategies

1. Because of expenses, the new product development stages for convenience goods should be reduced to idea generation, screening, and then, product development and commercialization (national roll-out). The savings (from streamlining the development process) will be used in an exorbitant, initial pull promotion campaign. After t

The Magic of the iPod 725 word essay with reference

1. Go to Apple's website ( and check the page on iPods. What personality traits is Apple targeting? 2. What lifestyles is Apple targeting? 3. Assume that you are the product manager for Nokia's MP3 player. How would you attempt to win consumers away from iPod? 725 word essay with reference

Nexus 7 Tablet by Google

Corporate Mission and Objectives Broad Marketing Objectives Situation Assessment Market Including Segments Competition-Total Internal Technology (as needed) Political (as needed) Social/Cultural Product Market Definition

Strategic Predispositions of Countries

Match each country (or culture) with a strategic predisposition (polycentric, geocentric, etc.). Briefly describe why you feel each strategic predisposition appropriately matches the country or culture you selected. a. China b. Russia c. India d. France e. Brazil f. Arab countries

Consumer Behavior and the Recession

1. Summarize the key facts of the case. 2. What are the key consumer behaviors that changed as a result of the recession? 3. How might the wheel of consumer spending explain these changes in consumer behavior? 4. Assume you are the manager of a grocery store at the beginning of the recession. What changes would you make to ma

Risk Assessment, CERT, & Privacy

Need help with discussion questions regarding risk assessment. 1. Using the Internet, search for information on the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CC) and the Computer Security Division of NIST. What role do you envision for them in the development of better information systems security in the future? Do either of th

Johnson's Algorithm for Optimal Scheduling: Production Line

A production line consists of two main workstations: an assembly workstation and a packaging workstation. The processing times for 11 jobs (in minutes) that must be processed on these two workstations are given below. There is plenty of space in between the workstations such that blocking does not occur. Find the optimal job seq

Wal-Mart and Business Strategy

Discuss the standout features of Wal-Mart's approaches to managing operations. Discuss the attributes you find impressive about Wal-Mart's policies and procedures, and use of best practices. Discuss how Wal-Mart's emphasize continuous improvement and the use of rewards and incentives. - Assess how the constant bashing of

Discussing the Operating Capacity of a Process

Question: In order to produce more than the operating capacity of a process, you would have to perform activities in parallel, change the sequence of operations, or reduce interruptions. Do you agree or disagree? Defend your position.

Apple vs. Google

I need help with following question.... Please help with the two companies of "Apple and Google" for the below question: Assess the financial position of your company in comparison to one of its competitors. The emphasis is on cash flow for this analysis? Please explain clearly how you retrieve the amounts ($$$ figures

The Process of Conceptual Data Modeling

Conceptual Modeling looks at how the data is structured and what the characteristics of the data are. What characteristics of data are represented in an E-R diagram?