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Pay-off table

A local energy provider offers a landowner $180,000 for the exploration rights to natural gas on a certain site and the option for future development. This option, if exercised, is worth an additional $1,800,000 to the landowner, but this will occur only if natural gas is discovered during the exploration phase. The landowner, b

Carlisle Tire and Rubber, Inc.: Use the appropriate Excel computations to identify the strategy that maximizes this tire manufacturer's expected profit. What is the right decision?

Carlisle Tire and Rubber, Inc., is considering expanding production to meet potential increases in the demand for one of its tire products. Carlisle's alternatives are to construct a new plant, expand the existing plant, or do nothing in the short run. The market for this particular tire product may expand, remain stable, or con

P&G Consumer Products: Reinforcement Strategy

Since many of P&G's consumer products are products used every day to satisfy customer needs, the company advertises frequently. However, the cost of advertising has increased dramatically over the years and P&G is concerned about the potential for copy wear-out and customer irritation due to overexposure. Propose a reinforcement

Strategy analysis

Consider the statement: "Strategy analysis seems to be an unnecessary detour in doing financial statement analysis. Why can't we just get straight to the financial management and accounting issues?" Do you agree or disagree and why? Does your answer depend upon the context of the situation?

Supply and Demand with Graphical Illustrations

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 d

Default Risk Premium

A particular security's equilibrium rate of return is 8 percent. For all securities, the inflation risk premium is 1.75 percent and the real interest rate is 3.5 percent. The security's liquidity risk premium is .25 percent and maturity risk premium is .85 percent. The security has no special covenants. Calculate the securit

Identify and analyze moral problems in the workplace

The real point behind this course was to get you comfortable in identifying moral problems in the workplace, analyzing them, putting your thoughts together, and giving a clear intelligent response in a written format. Do you think you are now, given the topics covered, better at this sort of activity?

Evaluate Trendless Data; Forecasts to Improve Communciation

1. How can trendless data be evaluated? How does a trailing-moving average compare to a centered-moving average? When should exponential smoothing be used for data? Explain with an example. In exponential smoothing, what type of smoothing constant should be chosen for little smoothing compared with moderate smoothing?

Business Prospect Perspective

Organizations are complex systems with multiple stakeholders. Sometimes the interests of various stakeholders can conflict. For your initial post to this discussion, please give an example of a business process where the interests of two (or more) stakeholders are in opposition. For your second posting, choose an example of such

Who are Customers?

Can you think of any organizations that do not have relevant "customers" to take into consideration? If there are such, how are they different from other organizations where all parts of the BSC operate equally?

Management Policy and Strategy

Operation Village People What management concerns made BP reexamine their leadership model? What business issues did they face? How did this form of human expression assist in moving the top management perception of the organizational culture forward?

Security Nightmares and Websites

Please help with the following problem. As a customer, what is your biggest security nightmare and how do you expect the site to protect you? Reference: Laudon, Kenneth C. & Traver, Carol G. (2011) e-commerce : business. technology. society. 7/e Edition, Pearson Hall, New Jersey, USA. 2011 (ISBN: 0-13-609119-9) Chapte

Coaching Style

Review Case Study 9-2, "What Is Your Coaching Style?". Conduct a self analysis of your personal coaching style. Identify and evaluate your style against quadrants proposed. -------- Case Study 9-2 WHAT IS YOUR COACHING STYLE?** Below are 15 rows of four words each. From each row, select and circle two words out o

Current competitors and define the competitive landscape

Analyze the following: Theorectically Dunkin Donuts is going to be starting a catering service geared towards businesses . Analyze the current competitors and define the competitive landscape for the catering service that Dunkin Donuts will provide.

Examine risks.

Liberty Corp. was set up to take large risks and is willing to take the greatest risk possible. Benson Co. is more typical of the average corporation and is risk averse. Which of the following four projects should Liberty Corp. choose? Compute the coefficients of variation to help you make your decision. Which one of the fo

Information Sources Validity

Examine the validity of information sources. Identify what sources are credible and what sources are not credible. Also, discuss how you evaluate the credibility of your sources of information. Be sure to include the following points in your discussion: Public domain and private sources of information/data Generating info

Case analysis: Mayor Schell's Zero Homeless Family Strategy

See attached case file. Based on the Case Study: Mayor Schell's Zero Homeless Family Strategy (PDF), write a paper in which you: 1. Analyze four (4) policy choices of Mayor Schell that were made as part of the strategy for the homeless. 2. Analyze the Pre-Implementation and Design Strategies of Mayor Schell and inte

Creating a 10-Question Scale for a Company

Based on the company that you selected in Week 1, create a 10-question scale including, but not limited to, the following areas: Company's goods/services compared to its competitors Financial performance relative to its competitors Geographical location Chief executive officer's (CEO's) tenure Number o

Creating a plan for using power and influence

Introduction: An important aspect of being an effective leader is the impact you create on your followers. Therefore, the next step of developing your leadership skills involves identifying how to use power and influence to improve your leadership capability. Tasks: - Create a plan for using power and influence to impro

Identify M-B's target market and positioning strategy

Please assist me with the following assignment for Mercedes-Benz (M-B), the car manufacturer. Please provide references. Thanks in advance! ---------------------------------------------------- Part One: Keeping Segmentation and Targeting in mind answer the following 1-Identify M-B's target market and positioning strategy 2-H

Couple other major challenges are for a management team

George Patton once said the following famous quote: "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking". With this being said, what do you think are couple other major challenges are for a management team if they think alike and what would you recommend to overcome the similarities of ideas?