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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."

What is data? What is sampling?

What is data? What is sampling? Explain the importance of sampling from a managerial perspective. I am looking for about 3 paragraphs of clarification with some examples and some references. Thanks!

Financial Institutions - Multi-goal Optimization Strategy

a. Identify the major 'objectives' and 'problems' in the management of financial institutions globally. What strategies do institutions use to meet these challenges? b. How do regulators evaluate the financial institutions? c. Why did 'Virtual Banks' fail? Discuss in depth. Based on this, what are the prospects for Mob

Sharing customer information

What do U.S. laws require a financial company to do in regard to sharing information that it has collected on its customers?

Trade Policy and Off-Shoring Strategy

Please help me with the following questions : a. Why do nations trade with one another? (Ricardo's Comparative advantage) b. What is Dynamic Comparative Advantage? What are the implications of this for the current debate on "Outsourcing" and "Off-shoring?" (Vernon's Theory) c. What strategies should corporations adopt to

Strategic Selection, Execution and Objectives

1) What are the different types of strategies and what are the essential differences among these strategies? How do you determine which type of strategy is most appropriate for your organization? (Consider that more than one may be appropriate) In the context of strategy selection and execution, what strategic analysis tools

Calculate a forecast of the demand using a 3 and 5 period moving average.

You sold the following number of flowers during the last two weeks. Calculate a forecast of the demand using a 3 and 5 period moving average. Graph these forecasts and the original data using excel. What does the graph show and which of the above forecasts is best and why. Day 1 Demand Day Demand 1

Transformation and IT Strategy

1) One change method is to encourage testing activities throughout the change process. "Piloting" ideas throughout the change process gives opportunities that are safe to challenge the current approaches. This also creates a mind-set of continuous improvement. How or where could you try this now? What are different ways to test

Assessing Risk and Developing a Contingency Plan

I need help in responding to the following questions, relative to a new, one-owner, etiquette and image consulting corporation that for now operates only in the United States: 1. Identify and evaluate the main sources of risk for your business. 2. Explain your plan for dealing with risk by developing a contingency plan.

Creating a Metric Based Plan:Turmeric & Spice.

Turmeric & Spice want you to survey all the spice importers in their business. You know that the average rate of response to email and electronic surveys is 30% and that T&S has 100 importers located around the world. Create a metric based plan for building buy-in from the importers so that you do get at least 30% (and hopefully

The Internal Environment & Corporate Strategy

1. Some critics citing previous allegations of sweatshops have argued that Nike has not been ethical in its approach to production in developing countries. Is this criticism warranted? Why or why not? 2. How has Nike accomplished considerable growth over the past two decades? Can this continue? Why or why not? 3. Suppose

Business Fraud

Data analysis and all other resources are linked to this case and you want to research and prepare a report that summarizes the following questions relevant to data analysis on a specific organization of your choice. 1. How did the company you have researched use or misuse data to support their decisions? 2. What were the resu

Kantian Arguments

Explain the Kantian arguments Denis Arnold and Norman Bowie use in "Sweatshops and Respect for Persons" to support the claim that MNEs have duties to ensure that their off-shore contract factories meet minimum safety standards and provide a living wage for employees. Explain Ian Maitland's argument that improving health and safe

Product Development Efforts & Promotional Materials

Describe a plan that states specifically what needs to be done and when each item will get done. This plan should include any "product development" efforts that still need to occur and should include your schedule for the creation of your promotional materials and related efforts. Next Steps in Next Quarter  Next Steps in Ne

Proctor and Gamble's Pampers Diapers in Kenya

Please provide assistance in answering the following questions related to the marketing of Proctor and Gamble's product Pampers in the international market of Kenya. 1. What is the sustainability of Kenya's market? 2. What are the factors that influences Kenya? 3. Trends, Size of Market, Growth Rate, Profitability.

Kirkpatrick Evaluation: how to apply to organizations and why.

I understand Kirkpatrick but would love your thoughts... Kirkpatrick is known for four levels of evaluation: - Level 1: Reaction - Level 2: Learning - Level 3: Behavior - Level 4: Results How can these simple four levels be applicable in most organizations? Why would we want the same four levels in most organizations?

Writing a Winning Resume

A winning resume makes it easy for potential employer to quickly and easily identify an applicant's skills and experience. Therefore, it is essential for an applicant to develop writing skills to present a professional resume that is free of grammatical errors.