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Sample Estimate: Example Problem

A partner company to American Intellectual Union (AIU), Universal Credit Inc., would like to examine the required sample size needed to be able to estimate the mean dollars that each card holder will spend each month. It would like to be within plus or minus $50 of the true mean with a 95% confidence level. The standard deviatio

Extending A/R terms to customers

In this equation below I we formed peer questions for our weekly brainteasers please help us solve. You have a sole-proprietorship merchandising business dealing with photography equipments. The business was established three years back, and it had an average annual turnover of $50,000. However, over the last six months, the

US GDP Growth Rate: Define recession, is US in recession, policy tools available

I am looking for some assistance with a few questions. The link below was the selected source of research. U.S. GDP Growth Rate. Retrieved November 15, 2010 from: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/economics/gdp-growth.aspx?Symbol=USD You have been selected as an advisor to President Obama. How is a recession defined? Is the

GE is introducing a 52-inch big screen, satellite-ready HDTV with a built-in DVD player, picture-in-picture, and a feature that allows the viewer to simultaneously view frozen frames of the last signals received over 50 channels. What strategic recommendations would you make to GE regarding the initial target market for the new big screen HDTV?

GE is introducing a 52-inch big screen, satellite-ready HDTV with a built-in DVD player, picture-in-picture, and a feature that allows the viewer to simultaneously view frozen frames of the last signals received over 50 channels. What strategic recommendations would you make to GE regarding the initial target market for the new

Finding a Nash Equilibrium

Assume two competitors, American International Group (AIG), Inc., and Axa, SA., are locked in a bitter pricing struggle in the reinsurance business. In the pricing payoff matrix, AIG can choose a given row of outcomes by offering a limit price ("up") or monopoly price ("down"). Axa can choose a given column of outcomes by choosi

Operation management outline

Research in operation management about General Electric Company. Discuss: -introduction -Brief description and history of the company -Strategic objectives and operation /process of the company -operation/process design -utilization of technology -planning and control of the operation/process -improvement ,failure an

Social facilitation, Latan, Ringelmann effect, social loafing, group decisions

Q: Using the studies of social facilitation make recommendations regarding how best to structure both simple and complicated tasks. Q: Describe the methods used and results obtained by Latan and his colleagues in their study of groups, pseudogroups, and social loafing. Q: You are the manager of a large group of people

Trend lines and forecasts

1. Data collected on the yearly demand for 50-pound bags of fertilizer at Wallace Garden Supply are shown in the following table. Develop a three-year moving average to forecast sales. Then estimate demand again with a weighted moving average in which sales in the most recent year are given a weight of 2 and sales in the other

Operation Management

Ski Boards, Inc., wants to enter the market quickly with a new finish on its ski boards. It has three choices: (a) refurbish the old equipment at a cost of $800, (b) make major modifications at the cost of $1,100, or (c) purchase new equipment at a net cost of $1,800. If the firm chooses to refurbish the equipment, materials and

Value, main aspects, integration & effectiveness of internships

Assume I am an intern such as a business assistant in a company while I am in school. I need to prepare a journal as below: 4 Questions: 1. Write a report about definition of internship and its values. 2. Write a report about the main aspects of the internship as a vehicle of learning in your job. You will look at your

Curveball Strategies to Fool the Competition Analysis

Based on article "Curveball Strategies to Fool the Competition", Harvard Business Review Question Two: In a recent article about strategy, the following advice was offered by George Stalk, Jr. suggesting the use of strategy moves to confuse the competition for the purposes of getting the competition to "Do something dumb t

Survey research internet sites

Search the Web for sites that provide information and resources about survey research. List the URL's of 10 sites that provide information about doing survey research or provide data for doing survey research. Provide bibliography for each URL.

Strategic thinking is gaining popularity in organizational planning.

1- "Strategic thinking is gaining popularity in organizational planning." Why do you think that is? 2- Unlike goals that have specific measurable outcomes and dates in their construct. What types of metrics would you suggest in measuring strategy and evaluating accountability?

Sample Annotated Bibliography and Analytic Summary

Please help with the following problem. Create an annotated bibliography and analytic summary of the following paper regarding strategy and business analysis. Jeanne M. Liedtka. (1998). Strategic thinking: Can it be taught? Long Range Planning, Volume 31, Issue 1, February 1998, Pages 120-129

Learning Curves

A time was set at 0.20 hour per unit based on the 50th unit produced. If the task has a 90 percent learning curve, what would be the expected time of the 100th, 200th, and 400th units? Work needs to be shown in Excel.

Define and Contrast Compliance and Conversions

1. Q: Define and contrast compliance and conversion. How does majority and minority influence relate to compliance and conversion? A: 2. Q: Using the concept of idiosyncrasy credits, explain how groups would react to a a) deviant: b) leader, c) older member, and d) new member. A: 3. Q: Draw on Schachter's study of

Southwest Airlines Company

Discuss: 1) summary of current status of Southwest Airlines Company 2) current business policy implications that are affecting Southwest Airlines Company 3) future policy changes that might affect this company

Policy and Strategy Formulation - What is Strategy?

From your perspective as a specialty coffee consumer, does Starbuck's strategy seem to be well matched to industry and competitive conditions? Does the strategy seem to be keyed to maintaining a cost advantage, offering differentiating features, serving the unique needs of a niche, or developing resource strengths and competitiv

Sex Discrimination

In the Case of Sex Discrimination at Wal-Mart. â?¢What financial impact do you think the lawsuit could potentially have on Wal-Mart? â?¢What are the major moral complaints of the females suing Wal-Mart? Do you believe these moral complaints are justified? Why? â?¢What, if anything, do you think Wal-Mart should do to

Entry and Exit Conditions and Barriers

Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false and document why. A. A barrier to mobility is any factor or industry characteristic that creates an advantage for incumbents over new arrivals. B. A barrier to entry is any factor or industry characteristic that creates an advantage for large leading firms

EXCELL VLOOKUP and PIVOT TABLE PROBLEMS

VLOOKUP Problem 1A Fresh Blooms, LLC is a floral wholesaler. You want to create an invoice template that references the list of products available using the VLOOKUP function. Copy the invoice template in the attached file into a new workbook and populate the highlighted cells with a VLOOKUP function referencing the product ta

Production Relations

Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false. Explain your answer. A. If the marginal product of capital decreases as capital usage grows, the returns to capital are decreasing. B. The marginal rate of technical substitution will be affected by a given percentage increase in the marginal productivity of

extensible business reporting language (XBRL)

What is XBRL, and what are the needs for developing XBRL? what are the benefits of xbrl and why should companies adopt it? is it necessary to make XBRL mandatory to companies, or should it be voluntary to the companies?

Analyze two cases: Strategic Selection, and The Orientation Problem

Please read the case 'Strategic Selection: A review of two companies' provided in the link below, and answer the 2 questions at the end. http://books.google.ps/books?id=_yCe7fiQbokC&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=strategic+selection:+A+review+of+two+companies&source=bl&ots=vqW7ESdKx9&sig=M6Fua9pxFhmID3mwzlmgrEbIuSM&hl=ar&ei=noZzTeCSHs

Optimal Input Level for Just Bikes, Inc.

Just Bikes, Inc., sells tricycles, in partially-assembled and fully assembled forms. Parents who assemble their own tricycles benefit from the lower price of $40 per tricycle. "Full-service" customers enjoy the luxury of an assembled tricycle, but pay a higher price of $60 per tricycle. Both partially and fully assembled tricycl