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Sonic Case Study 1. Sonic started as a sole proprietorship and gradually evolve to a partnership, then to a corporation, and finally to franchisor. Do you think that Sonic would have grown as large as it is today if it had remained a sole proprietorship? Why or why not? 2. What were the advantage and disadvantages to Soni

Organization Strategy and Eastman Kodak

Describe Eastman Kodak's efforts in corporate strategy (that is, vertical integration, globalization, and diversification) and assess the effectiveness of the efforts.

Technological Paradigm

Technological paradigm shifts happen all the time. One example is the telecommunications industries in developing countries, where consumers are choosing to adopt wireless technology before wired technology, reversing the process in developed nations. Another good example would be the handheld communications industry, where cell

Business and Society Responsibility

2. Why should Nike be held responsible for what happens in factories that it does not own? Does Nike have a responsibility to ensure that factory workers receive a "living wage"? Do the wage guidelines of FLA or WRC seem most appropriate to you? Why? 3. Is it ethical for Nike to pay endorsers millions while its factory employ

Measurement Scales and Questions To Elicit Consumer Response

You are working on a consumer perception study of three brands of motorcycles. You wish to determine the attitudes a select group of consumers has toward styling, performance, durability, and brand image. What type of measurement scale would you use to elicit consumer responses? What types of questions would you ask?

Alignment in your Organization

Does Nissan properly align business and IT? If so, why are they effective? If not, how could they be? Support your opinions by referencing sources such as the textbook or other internet research.

Strategy and Business Analysis: True and False Questions

True or False? An aggressive investment strategy is appropriate in an efficient market. T/F Tax-loss selling of stocks is an important aspect of market efficiency. T/F Proponents of the EMH think technical analysis is the key to making a lot of money. T/F

External environmental scan for the United States Postal Service

The case study scenario is as per below and the organization utilized as example is the United States Postal Service (USPS) Complete the external environmental scan. Perform an internal, competitive environmental scan for your organization. >Identify and analyze the most important external environmental factor in the industr

Operation Management

Historically, operations has been viewed as the black box wherein inputs are converted to outputs. For any organization to remain viable it is necessary that the total cost of the inputs and this conversion process is less than the resulting income from the sale of the outputs. (Cost Accounting 101). The model works whether we a

Internal and External Environments for Health Care Services

Examine how strategic thinking and planning affect the internal and external environments specific for your health care services: - Identify and analyze the various elements that comprise your health care industry's trends and policies. - Define and explain the economic and business conditions, premises, policies, and other

Factors to Consider When Opening an Operation in India

Scenario: ABC computer manufacturing company has been expanding nationally over the last 10 years and the CEO has recently decided that they would like to take their operations internationally. This plan is a major part of their annual strategic planning process. In today's market, the company feels that its best advantage would

International Strategy

1. How will the global strategic plan, i.e. strategy(s) be continuously evaluated over time? How frequently should this strategy be evaluated? Who should be involved in the evaluation? 2. We have discussed a number of global companies, Wal-Mart being one of those global companies who have started operations in many developi

Planning for the Chevy Volt Case

Please see attached document for accompanying case study. 1. What does the Chevy Volt case tell you about the nature of strategic decision making at a large complex organization like GM? 2. What trends in the external environment favored the pursuit of the Chevy Volt project? 3. What impediments to pursuing this project

Quantitative Research Analysis

1.) Discuss the differences between content and construct validity and why each would be important to a specific research project that might be done in your organization. Be sure you provide details about the example project and how these types of validity are important in that context. 2.) The advent of a variety of internet

Parker Earth Moving Co.

Parker Earth Moving Co. has experienced a reduction in their market share because of foreign competition. Resource: Parker Earth Moving Company Consulting: Business Process Recommendations located on the student website under Week Four Read the scenario and apply the current principles of system operations management to help P

Sales Strategy: Selecting the Better Strategy

Gobi Inc. has sales of $40,000,000. The contribution margin is 40% and the fixed costs are $3,000,000. The variable cost per unit is $12. The company is considering two different strategies for increasing their profits: 1) Spend $2,000,000 in advertising: the results is expected to increase the company's sales by 25% 2) R

How many calendars Sue should order to maximize expected profits?

The local Office of Tourism sells souvenir calendars. Sue, the head of the office, needs to order these calendars in advance of the main tourist season. Based on past seasons, Sue has determined the probability of selling different quantities of the calendars for a particular tourist season. Demand for Calendars Probability

Under the impression that if the IMF agrees to

I was always under the impression that if the IMF agrees to bailout a country, they do so with the understanding that the country has certain goals it needs to reach. The country goes to the IMF with a clear and concise strategy of how it plans on using the funds to better their economy. After the first bailout, Greece was not a

Quantitative Analysis Problem-Ashley's Department Store

Ashley's Department Store in Kansas City maintains a successful catalog sales department in which a clerk takes orders by telephone. If the clerk is occupied on one line, incoming phone calls to the catalog department are answered automatically by a recording machine and asked to wait. As soon as the clerk is free, the party tha

net profit from market survey

Anthony Gray has been interested in music since he was old enough to sit at the piano. He grew up with music and used his talent to earn his way through college. Anthony has now grown tired of his job at a large music house in Houston and is seriously considering moving back to his hometown in Massachusetts to open a small music

Maximax and Maximin Strategies

5. At Acme Home Products, Inc. the operations manager's staff has developed information for four manufacturing process, refereed to as T, R, Q, P. These process alternatives vary by production technology and the capacity of the machinery used. All choices enable the same level of total production, and the machinery used has the

health care issues I need a summary of 1000 words. I need an evaluation 1000 words of the article.

Questions about an RFP, clause on progress payments

Assume you are the contracting officer. For each question, decide whether the disclosure of information to the contractor would be unfair to other offerors and explain why. How would you respond and to whom? 1. Contractor: May I ask some questions about this Request for Proposal for upgrading pollution-control devices?