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Properties of Learning Curves

In the following unit learning curve equation: Y = 34*(X)^(-0.184425) a) Y is the cost of the first unit. b) The slope equals 1 - 0.184425 = .8156 or 81.56% c) Y represents the cost of the 34th unit. d) The slope equals 88% Which one of the above answers is correct?

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

Strategy Formation and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discuss the importance of the following quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald as it relates to strategy formation: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

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

Competition in the Market

Unless your product is truly new and unique, there will be competitors. Whether it is street vendors, the government, or other businesses, there is always someone looking to tap into a new market. Identify the competitors, if any, in the market you have selected. My selected market is water purifiers of Amway. Describe how you

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.

Business Graphs and Charts to Represent Information

Why are graphs and charts used to represent information? How can you determine that a graph or a chart is misleading? Can the values on the x and y axis determine what the graph looks like? Can you construct a graph on a non straight line?

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?

5Ps For Strategy

Using the 5Ps for strategy describe and evaluate an example of an organization's business strategy today. The 5Ps For Strategy can be found here: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/comstrategy/files/2010/01/definingstrategy.pdf

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.

Waste Management and Customer Relationships

See the attached file. What do weekly trash pickups have to do with customer relationships - why is it important? Do you have weekly trash pick up from an outside company like Waste Management? Do you talk to neighbors about the service (word of mouth)? If so, what are they doing RIGHT or WRONG that you think Waste Manageme

Community profile

Create a general profile of a community. Describe the following - type of people who live in the community, type of work the residents do, how and where members of the community interact (festivals, grocery stores, community events, and so forth) Address the following questions in the profile: How do you describe the respo

Use of IT in Logistics,

As IT is affecting more functions in the business cycle, inventory management has become more automated. Technology has influenced logistics management across inventory areas to allow for ease of visibility and management of items. Records, levels of stock and even forecasting based on consumption can all rely on technology to

War as a Business

The information on WW2 showed that modern technology, imperialism, and industrialization, long praised in the name of "progress," possessed an equally awesome destructive potential. Since 9/11, wars have spawned economic instability that led to the recession. Why?