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Social and Behavioral Science Research in Business

Research costs resources, and resources are always scarce things in organizations. So allocating resources to research of any sort requires deciding that its results are potentially more valuable than the results that might be obtained by spending the resources on something else (such as advertising, or executive bonuses, etc.)

Systems Operations Management

â?¢ Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using part-time workers, subcontracting work, and building up inventory as strategies for meeting demand. â?¢ Why are people willing to pay the premium price for a Starbuck's coffee? â?¢ What are some other examples of how lead times, cost, quality

Gathering and Sharing Data from Customer Encounters

See the attachments. Consider these articles: Author Unknown (nd) How to Measure Billboard Effectiveness. Marketing Profs. LLC. Available on 2009 June 9 at http://www.marketingprofs.com/ea/qst_question.asp?qstID=643 Author Unknown (nd) How to Measure Billboard Effectiveness. Marketing Profs. LLC. Available on 2

Projecting your data using simple stat files

A hospital records the number of floral deliveries its patients receive each week. For an eight week period, the records show 26, 19, 15, 28, 25, 26, 17, 23. a. Forecast deliveries using a three week moving average. b. Use exponential smoothing with a smoothing constant of .4 to forecast the number of deliveries c. How

Consumer Demand: Analysis of Three Products and/or Services in Decline

As the company's product manager, your boss (the marketing manager) is concerned about the future success or viability of the product line you oversee. She wants to make sure that you understand the reasons that could cause a popular product to become an unpopular product. She asked you to meet with her and discuss three prod

Success of Verizon's Commercials

http://youtu.be/MUcpCB7Wls8 Questions to answer as you analyze the commercial: 1. Who is the target audience? 2. What are they selling? 3. What is the "call to action" in the commercial? 4. Would this ad be just as effective if it was on radio as well? 5. Where/how would you place this ad if you were the Advertis

Strategic Initiative Barnes & Noble the Nook

Book Financial Management, authors are Keown, Marti Ethics and Compliance / Strategic Initiative Paper - BARNES & NOBLE's - THE NOOK. How Barnes and Noble the Nook initiative affects the organization's financial planning?

Draft a questionnaire on the US Recession of 2007-2010

Prepare an initial draft of the questionnaire 10-20 questions. Be sure to include a brief overview of the major areas/dimensions on US Recession of 2007-2010 addressing; that is, the focus or foci of the survey, e.g., intentions, attitudes toward, etc. You must include a brief discussion of the import of each focus with

Evaluate a survey on customer preferences in breakfast cereal

My team has been asked to conduct a survey on customer preferences in breakfast cereal. For this survey, evaluate the various methods you might use to identify and use concepts and variables. Also explain how you will assess validity of measure for the given scenario.

This post addresses who should know the company strategy.

You say that all employees should know the whole strategy, but what if some parts of that strategy are sensitive information? Does the guy on the loading dock need to know your product development plans? Especially if the release of those plans could compromise your competitive advantage? Is it possible that too much informat

Economics

Please see below for more economics questions for this week. Please post 100 words or less to these questions below. Thanks for your support. 1. What other real-world examples of changes in technology do you have to share? How did the change affect supply (did supply increase or decrease)? 2. What other real-world exampl

How can organizations maximize the likelihood of success of expatriate employees?

How can organizations maximize the likelihood of success of expatriate employees? What is the single point of failure in the expatriate experience? What can the organization do to mitigate the single point of failure? How can the organization retain repatriated employees upon their return from abroad? What specific tactics and a

Strategy Questions

A. What is the role of metrics and measurement in the strategy process? B. Why are they so important to the strategy process? C. What are the possible outcomes for a company that decides not to put metrics and measurement into its strategic plan?

Framing when negotiating

Discuss the role of framing when negotiating. Think of an argument you have framed for negotiating in the past. What steps or tactics did you employ? Were they successful? Why or why not?

The Apple Versus Microsoft Case: Discuss the moral problem

See attached case file. Pick a moral problem or a case in business. A moral problem is one in which there is some difference of opinion on what is right and wrong. The issue is not clear cut and there is no consensus about it. Similarly, a case should be one about which there is some debate. Write a paper arguing to a conc

Calculating Implicit and Explicit Costs

At the beginning of the year, an audio engineer quit his job and gave up a salary of $175,000 per year in order to start his own business, Sound Devices, Inc.,The new company builds, installs, and maintains custom audio equipment for businesses that require high-quality audio systems. A partial income statement for Sound Devices

The Supply and Demand Dynamics

Florida Citrus Mutual, an agricultural cooperative association for citrus growers in Florida, needs to predict what will happen to the price and output of Florida oranges under the conditions below. What are your predictions? For each part, sketch a graph showing the appropriate demand and supply analysis. a. A major freeze

U.S. Department of Education

Examine the Department of Education and describe and analysis whether the department is successful or not in the areas of: 1) Competitive advantage 2) Organizational Climate. Please include citations.

DRTV spot for a product

Please write a paper explaining the followings, (use specific examples of ideas and concepts to demonstrate application.) You have been asked to develop a DRTV campaign for a product. Choose a specific product in the market today for illustration. a. What would you want to know about the product before developing that

Building Good Strategy Execution

Using Google Scholar or access to EBSCO, InfoTRac, or other online database of journal articles do a search for recent writings on self-directed or empowered work teams (at least 3 articles-Provide Names of the Articles and their authors). According to the articles you found in the various management journals, what conditions fo

This posting addresses product development for Shamroll Inc.

Shamroll inc. is a household products firm that is considering developing a new detergent. In evaluating whether to go ahead with the new detergent project, which of the following statements is most correct? A) The company will produce the detergent in a building that they already own. The cost of the building is therefore ze

Your company has developed a new educational electronic game. Your target market is 4-6 year old children. What research methods would you use to test this product concept? Choose at least three methods that you believe will provide valuable information, and describe your research strategy.

Your company has developed a new educational electronic game. Your target market is 4-6 year old children. What research methods would you use to test this product concept? Choose at least three methods that you believe will provide valuable information, and describe your research strategy.