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Consumer Surplus and Maximizing Profits

Determine whether each of the following statements is true or false. Indicate why. A. Consumer surplus exists if an individual consumer is able to buy something for less than the maximum amount they are willing to pay. B. Consumer surplus is the value of purchased goods and services and equals the amount paid to sellers. C. A

Problems with Utility Theory

Determine whether each of the following statements is true or false. Explain why. A. According to the theory of consumer behavior, more is not always better. B. Consumers must know how much one product is preferred over another in order to make informed consumption decisions. C. A utility function is a descriptive statement t

Procter and Gable: Objectives of Operation Management

P&G (Procter & Gamble) Regarding the five objectives of operation management, -What implications do these objectives have for how the company conducts its operations? -What advantages and disadvantages result from the organization stressing some objectives over the others? Give me guidance/outline to discuss these w

Location of Porsche plant for SUV's in Leipzig

When Porsche decided to enter the SUV market with its luxury Cayenne model, it surprised the auto industry by locating its new assembly plant in Leipzig in eastern Germany. Many observers believed that Porsche should have located the plant either in central or eastern Europe where labor costs were very low, or (like Mercedes and

The Ubiquitous DiSC: Results, Performance Plan and Timetable

As Rick Brocato (2003) puts it, "self-awareness is the coach's first step to understanding" (p. 22). Coaching is involved in a wide variety of management and human resource functions. Therefore, self-awareness is central to developing our own coaching capacities. Once again, please return to the background readings and review

CFO of Computers

I need to address the below concerns as if I were the CFO of the organization but do not know where to begin. I just need a couple of sentences stating what the solutions should be. You work for a company that designs and manufactures PCs. The R&D center is in North Dakota; the PCs are manufactured under contract in Taiwan. T

Applying Eight Characteristics to a Problem

Assume you are in charge of a school. All your classrooms are overcrowded; your students are spilling into portables; your teachers are underpaid, overworked, and unhappy about working conditions; parents are upset; and the mandated, standardized test scores of your students are plummeting at an exponential rate. In short, you h

Monitor and Control

Discuss your strategies and tactics to implement and realize your strategic objectives, measures, and targets. Include marketing and information technology strategies and tactics. Develop at least three methods to monitor and control your proposed strategic plan, being sure to analyze how the measures will advance organizational

Real Estate Agents: Web sites, mass media, and personal contact

Many real estate agents today have Web sites that list the properties they have for sale. These agents also advertise the properties on and sometimes in television ads. However, most real estate agents would tell you that personal contact provides their most important connections with clients, potential clients, and

Discuss the Brand extension issues for Google

Discuss the Brand extension issues for Google and suggest three possible product categories that you think Google could extend to brand to. Who is the target audience for Google? Who are its competitors (according to some experts, Facebook could be the next Google -- try substituting Facebook for Google in the original quest

Diversified Organization Sets Strategy

Consider how a large diversified organization sets strategy. PepsiCo, for example, has beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Dole, and tea and coffee through partnerships with Lipton and Starbucks) and food companies (Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas, Gamesa, and Latin Americas Foods). Do you think all th

Political Risk Management

Should political risk management be an active strategy? Identify the points on either or each side of this issue which have importance in developing your feelings on the issue.

Quantitative analysis

1. The demand curve for a product is given by Qdx =1,000 - 2pPx +.02Pz where Pz = $400. a. What is the own price elasticity of demand Px = $154? Is demanded elastic or inelastic at this price? What would happen to the firm's revenue if it decided to charge a price below $154? b. What is the own price elasticity of demand Px

Case Question for Adidas corporation

Case Questions 1. What is adidas's corporate strategy? Was there a common strategic approach used in managing the company's lineup of sporting goods businesses prior to its 2005â?"2006 restructuring? Has the corporate strategy changed with restructuring? 2. What is your evaluation of adidas' lineup of businesses in 2008? Wh

Asset Allocation Strategies: Integrated, Strategic, Tactical

Evaluate, compare, and contrast the following asset allocation strategies: Integrated asset allocation Strategic asset allocation Tactical asset allocation Be sure to explain the following: Specify the goal of each asset allocation strategy. Describe the economic conditions that favor one strat

Simple regression

A health researcher is interested in determining whether or not the speed at which people walk is related to their cholesterol levels. He picks 100 adult volunteers at random, checks their cholesterol levels, and then times each one while they walk a stretch of 100 yards. He is amazed at the results: a simple regression between


Who are stakeholders? How do stakeholders influence strategic business planning? What is the significance of their role in strategic business planning? Provide specific examples. Can you help me with this question? Need to put it together with another portion of the essay which asks for organization mission and value expectat

7-9. Dropping a Product Line: Should Pantheon Gaming drop accelerator products

PROBLEM 7-9. Dropping a Product Line Pantheon Gaming, a computer enhancement company, has three product lines: audio enhancers, video enhancers, and connection-speed accelerators. Common costs are allocated based on relative sales. A product line income statement follows: Pantheon Gaming Income Statement For the Year En

Zipcar: Influencing Customer Behavior

“Zipcar: Influencing Customer Behavior" by Frances X. Frei 1. Discuss the three roles of service customers (productive resources, contributors to service quality and satisfaction, and competitors) in the context of Zipcar. What roles are custome

Examine risks of different jobs within a company

See attached file. In the company of your choice, you are examining there are certainl risks associated with different jobs. What is the most dangerous job at the company? Do you feel that employees are adequately informed of the risk? Do you feel that the risk is acceptable and reasonable? EXPECTATIONS: A short pap

Assistance with average cost over period of time.

Recommend whether to locate a second production plant that considers operations costs for each facility and if the capacity to be added at a new plant in one of two cities (Milan or Zurich) is sufficient. Based on land lease, utilities, labor etc. the Milan facility is estimated to have cost of $1250 per thousand cases of can