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Large databases and other IT resources formulate basic strategy

Careful assessment of the sources of strategic enterprise information. A short (5-7 pages, not including cover sheet and references) and to the point. It is to be structured as a point/counterpoint argument manner. Need assistance in answering the following question: To what degree should organizations depend on the analys

Errors in questionnaire design.

Why should you be concerned with errors resulting from questionnaire design? How do research design and statistical information affect validity? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using surveys to conduct research? What is an example of a loaded question in a survey?

Gentiva Health Services Accepting Medicare

The president of Gentiva Health Services is considering increasing her number of Medicare patients served next year. However, to do so she must begin to use RNs for client visits, which Medicare reimburses at $45 per visit. An RN costs $35 per hour versus the current cost of $15 for an LPN or nurse's aide. The president believes

Two distinct theories of morally justified whistle-blowing

Davis provides two distinct theories of morally justified whistle-blowing. Which theory do you find more convincing? Why? Appeal to moral theories discussed in Chapter 3 to support your position. Please use: Beauchamp, T. L., Bowie, N. E., & Arnold, D. G. (2009). Ethical theory and business (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ

Documenting Observations

Observing work and analyzing what you see into data can be difficult. For this exercise, you will observe via online video. This provides the opportunity to rewind and view segments several times in order to capture the information that you need. 1. Search the internet for "Dirty Jobs". This is a television show. The host, M

Into the Toolbox

Discuss a specific situation in your organization (or one with which you are familiar) that requires performance-based evaluation. What tool(s) and/or technique(s) should be used in this situation? Why? Explain your reasoning and support your opinions by referencing sources such as the textbook or internet research. Be sure

Are All Models Created Equally

Needs assessment is a critical part of evaluation. Select one of the needs assessment models and rate it using the attached table. Be sure to identify the model you are evaluating. Remember that your comments are very important; bring clarification to the reasoning behind your rating number.

Kirkpatrick four levels of evaluation

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?

Discussion Strategy: Most People Desire to Have a Crime Free World

What are your thoughts on the following statement: It is a dream state of mind that most reasonable people desire to have a crime free world. It is virtually impossible for a world to be crime free or violence free. Most of us desire to live in an environment that is violence free. There are too many hungry people on this wor

Strategic Procurement and Manufacturing

There is a multidimensional focus on procurement and manufacturing. I need help addressing how Wal-Mart's procurement and marketing strategies affect manufacturing organizations. How can strategic procurement contribute to the quality of products produced by a manufacturing organization? How does a firm's marketing strate

Discussion strategy for violence free environment

Most of us desire to live in an environment that is violence free. When we watch Court TV and see a murderer or rapist, it is just human for us to wish that he/she can get the maximum punishment via the law. Some of us want to put uncivilized people away for life even if it means death. However; what happens when the murderer or

Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC)

Discuss the Measurement Phase in quantitative terms. What do you think are the most important aspects of this phase of the DMAIC process? What are some problems that can occur? Imagine working at McDonalds. What are some issues, concerns, and problems from the Measurement Phase.

Credible Reference Sources

Wikipedia is a great learning tool, but it is not a credible reference source to use for college research. Share why this is a true statement with an example, and explain what criteria you could use to determine the credibility of a data source.

Strategic Alliances in Businesses

- Identify and explain at least two drawbacks to forming a strategic alliance. - What are the advantages of strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with key suppliers?

Experiences with Struggling Team Factors

Can you help me answer the following questions: - Discuss an experience you have had with a team that struggled and never really got to the point of functioning smoothly. Explain the factors that might have contributed. - Discuss an experience you have had with a team that came together and was highly effective. Explain the

Economies of Scope

What are economies of scope and how are they different from economies of scale? How are economies of scope related to or affected by learning and experience economies?

Economies/Diseconomies of Scale

1 What is the difference between economies of scale and diseconomies of scale and what are the reasons for using each? How do you purchase these types of economies?

Expansion Paths

1What is an expansion path and in what situations are they needed? Can you also address the pros and cons?

SLP Carnival Corporation. Supply and demand.

Carnival Corporation 1. What is the organization you are going to use? Why do you think it will be an interesting focus for your economic analysis? 2. Use the PowerPoint presentation in the background materials to learn more about the firm of your choice. a. Pick TWO of the economic terms presented in the PowerPoint Slides

How does the "Ideal Final Result: apply to healthcare?

Please help with the following problem. How does the "Ideal Final Result" apply to healthcare. In appears as though cost has become a major factor in providing adequate care. What should be done in light of the new healthcare bill?