Explore BrainMass

Strategy and Business Analysis

Evaluating Alternative Courses: Choices

Hi, I need some assistance deciding which option is the best. Monmouth Thermics, a subsidiary of General Standard, is a large conglomerate which manufacturers thermometers. Your primary customers are large companies who purchase the thermometers to use for specialty advertising. Over the last several years, however, low-cost

Quantitative Objects and Variable Types

WidgeCorp became the market leader in snack foods after acquiring a rival company, Company W. Their management style and business decision-making differed. Employees at WidgeCorp collected relevant data and through statistical analysis used this information to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Company W tend

Value of a Firm

If investors are rational and managers are overoptimistic, how would the value of the firm change if management were to raise more money for new projects? Would it be worse if the firm raised equity? Substantiate your response. Please use Welch I. (2009). Corporate Finance: An Introduction. Upper saddle River NJ: Prentice-H

An Analysis of Monsanto

Please assist with ideas for a paper on Monsanto. It must include the following: 1. Critically evaluate the company with a detailed SWOT analysis that includes examples and a thorough analysis. 2. What are the key industry and company success factors? 3. Identify with examples and analysis the company's driving forces?

Which businesses maximize shareholder value? Which do not?

Which businesses maximize shareholder value? Which do not? When is shareholder maximization the right goal for management and when shareholder maximization is the wrong goal for management to have? Welch I. (2009). Corporate Finance: An Introduction. Upper saddle River NJ: Prentice-Hall

Types of risk

When Laura was on vacation in the Bahamas, she rented a jet ski. She loved it, so when she returned to Tampa she looked at various types of Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Polaris. She spent considerable time evaluating the various alternatives. As she worked through the decision-making process and came closer to a purchase decision, she

Apple, Google, and Microsoft

Please provide a one paragraph response for each question along with references if applicable. Please provide the responses back in a Word doc ONLY. 1. Compare the business models and areas of strength of Apple, Google, and Microsoft. 2. Why is mobile computing so important to these three firms? Evaluate the mobile platfor

Impacts on the U.S. business world.

What topic/issue you think will have an impact (positive or negative) on the business world in the U.S.A (either short-term or long-term) and indicate why you feel this way? Over 400 word essay with reference.

SQL Operator Definitions

SQL is a language used to access and manipulate data that is stored in a database. Most DBMS use SQL to communicate with the underlying database. The DBMS interface allows for SQL commands to be used without the user having to actually know or even see these commands. However, it is important for database administrators and anal

Followers' Perspectives

Explore methods to develop awareness of the perspectives of followers related to their personal values, natural talents, professional goals, and family needs. What role does this knowledge play in developing motivational strategies that further organizational objectives? In your opinion, does the knowledge of follower character

Appropriate Limits of Privacy

In terms of privacy, what are appropriate limits of privacy? Specifically, should there be boundaries on group pressures for intimacy... 1) What about church ministers who encourage people to hug each other, or 2) In groups, being encouraged to disclose more about one's life than is comfortable? Address each one for discussion.

Sampling Risk vs. Detection Risk

There are many different types of risk associated with the auditing process. An effective auditor must take the risks into consideration during the auditing process as well as the relationships between the various risks. Discuss the difference in sampling risk and detection risk as well as the relationship between the two risks.

Discussion of a People Strategy

Hi, I need assistance in composing a total of 4 (250-300 word) original responses to the following question: Why is a people strategy strategic? Provide an example to validate your answer. I am not sure how to approach this question.

J C Penney Failing Strategy

Answer the following questions on the J C Penney organization: - The organization's full name - The purpose for this organization's existence - Why this organization is of interest to you - Availability of publicly available historical data.

Components of a successful brand extension strategy

Strong brand equity makes possible a successful brand extension strategy. Please describe the components of a successful brand extension strategy. Also include in your response an example of a brand that had a successful brand extension and one that was unsuccessful. Explain why these brand extensions succeeded and failed, respe

Adapting Strategic Plans

Morrisey suggests (many times) that strategic planning should be molded to fit an organizations situation. In other words, not all firms may necessarily need to put equal weight on all three phases of strategic planning; strategic thinking, long-range planning and tactical planning. Under what conditions might strategic thinking

What are strategic objectives?

What are strategic objectives? What is the purpose of strategic objectives? What makes an effective strategic objective? What are examples of strategic objectives for you organization or one with which you are familiar? What is the difference among strategic, long-term, and short-term objectives? What is the relationship betw

Pricing Strategy: High-End Organic Balsamic Vinegars

You have developed a new line of high-end organic balsamic vinegars. Several of your varieties are being used in restaurants in Chicago and have been well accepted by chefs and customers. You have decided to launch the product in both the retail and wholesale markets. Determine your pricing objectives and develop your prici

Writing a Problem Statement

Problem Statements: a) How does the problem statement provide a foundation for the rest of the study? b) What pitfalls might lead to a poorly written problem statement? c) Do you think identifying the problem should come first, with support for it afterwards? Or, do you think support for the problem should come first, with th

Causes and Consequences of an Imperfect Market

Imperfect market conditions exist in the real-world of corporate finance. Describe one cause and its accompanying consequence to an imperfect market. Is there anything that can be done to eliminate the cause you have described?

Strategy Formulation, Execution and Control in FedEx

In a narrative format, discuss these firms from a strategic perspective. Information concerning recent changes in the firms is readily available online and should be accessed. Strategic issues should be discussed in "real time."

Strategy Formulation, Execution & Control in FedEx

1. How has FedEx managed to maintain technical superiority (i.e., reliability, service, package tracking, etc.) in its industry? Can FedEx continue to do so in the future? Why or why not? 2. Give examples of two prominent crises FedEx could face in the future. What steps should the company take to prepare for these crises?

Qualitative and Quantitative Data

Both quantitative and qualitative data fall in the category of statistical data. However, they differ any many ways. Quantitative data deals with numerical portions or quantities. It refers to things that are measurable, such as frequency and values. Qualitative data tends to deal more with the quality of the object being analyz

Finding a Research Problem

I need help developing a response to the following: How does a researcher identify or recognize a problem that is appropriate for doctoral research? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

Business & Functional Strategies

1. How would you describe Papa John's competitive strategy along the lines of the Porter and the Miles and Snow typologies? Support your response. 2. Do Papa John's marketing and production (service) strategies support its competitive strategy effectively? Provide examples to support your answer. 3. Suppose you are the CEO

Papa John's Business Strategy

Papa John's is the third largest pizza chain in the United States behind Pizza Hut and Domino's. In a narrative format, discuss Papa John's from a strategic perspective. Information concerning recent changes in the firms is readily available online and should be accessed. Strategic issues should be discussed in "real time."