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Case Study: The Secret of BMW's success

See attached files for full case study. 1. How does BMW use cross-functional teams? 2. What role does "speed" play in BMW's structure? 3. How has the role of electronics in cars influenced the way BMW's organization works? 4. What appear to be the strengths and weaknesses of BMW's approach? 5. Does outsourcing

What makes a successful political website.

1. Please pick ANY Washington-based interest group or advocacy organization. As the basis of your analysis, what makes for a successful political website. Assess this site in terms of the principles dealing with interactivity, usability, and content. Also, any examples from other Washington-based interest group or advocacy orga

Decision concepts: theories, principles, paradoxes

Based on the under mentioned scenario, identify the applicable decision concepts (theories, principles, paradoxes, etc.) from our learning all semester (not just the group decision concepts identified in Unit 5) that your group believes will best explain what is occurring within the organization. The CEO of your company rece

Business Strategy: Example Questions

1. If workers can impact strategy what other organizational levels (perhaps higher than corporate?) might impact the firm's strategy? 2. Do you think there is a problem of excessive CEO pay with variable wages and compensation? why? 3. How does agency theory challenge the pure economic profit model of capitalism? Can pub

Discuss strategic ideas to ensure that IT users get adequate technical support

The 5-7 most important strategic things that a company can do to ensure that its IT users get adequate technical support. Please be as specific as possible. This article reflects a lot of this ambiguity: "Help is Only a Phone Call Away! How to get good service" by Russell Hoffman (http://www.animatedsoftware.com/misc/stor

Quantitative Analysis--Decision Analysis

He had a winning ticket! In the ensuing days he learning of his winning one jackpot lumpsum would be $500,000. This was after taxes, and he knew what he was going to do with part of the money at it was going to be: buy a new car; pay off his college loans; and send his grandmother on a all paid trip to HI. A couple of days later

Business Cycles and Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook Symposium W. A Strauss and E Engle 2009 Chicago Fed Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1. Define a recession and reasons why a recession might occur? Use Strauss article. 2. Do you believe in business cycles? What factors are necessary for an expansion to occur? 3. What might your opinion on P

Almanac of American Politics

Assignment Instructions Using information from the Almanac of American Politics or other respectable sources, prepare a memorandum that demonstrates: 1. Your knowledge of Senator Harry Reid. 2. An understanding of the Nevada electoral landscape. 3. Most importantly, a detailed discussion of all of the types of research you

Review of Bush's Post

Bush's Post - 911 Speech http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911jointsessionspeech.htm Your commentary and analysis should be approximately 800 to 1000 words of critical analysis on the speech.

Analysis of the Presidential Candidate Match-Up

See the attached files. Memorandum Using information from the Almanac of American Politics, campaign and official websites, and/or any other respectable source, prepare an analysis memorandum of a presidential candidate match-up. Assume the presidential primaries race in 2008 produced different nominees for both the Democrat

Negotiation Strategy Article Analysis

I need some help, please find two articles on the Internet that describe a negotiation situation that employs different negotiation strategies. Describe the negotiation processes used in your selected articles. Compare and contrast those two strategies and how they might apply in a work setting at RTI International. Format p

Organization's learning and growth related to mission

See attached files. Identify at least three objectives for improving the organization's learning and growth, and show how they relate to the mission, vision and strategy of the organization. A table is included that you may wish to copy and fill in.

Baderman Island: Business Impact of Wireless Technologies

See attached files. In a paper: * - Evaluate the impact IT will have on effective organizational communication within the Baderman Island organization. * - Explain the business impact wireless technologies can have for Baderman Island * - Recommend at least two applications of wireless technologies for Baderman Island an

Analyze the data in your selected organization's annual reports and SEC filings

The Selected organization I am using is Microsoft: Obtain a copy of your selected organization's annual report and SEC filings for the past two years. I have attached those documents. Please see ** ATTACHED ** file(s) for complete details!! Analyze the data in your selected organization's annual reports and SEC filings.

Nestle Questions

Answer three questions? Using the Case study or Internet or other resources. 1. How would you describe Nestle's strategic posture at the corporate level-is it pursuing a global standardization strategy, a multidomestic/localization strategy, an international strategy, or a transnational strategy? 2. From an organizational p

Decision Trees - James Lawson's Bed and Breakfast

Can you help me get started with this assignment? James Lawson's Bed and Breakfast, in a small historic Mississippi town, must decide how to subdivide (remodel) the large old home that will become its inn. There are three alternatives: Option A would modernize all baths and combine rooms, leaving the inn with four suites, eac

Facility location plays an important role in the strategy

Can you help me get started on this assignment? My scenario: ME plans to build a facility in a small town in California. This facility will build medical equipment that contains toxic and hazardous materials. By locating their facility in this town, ME will receive substantial tax benefits in return of providing over 1500

Analyze Antitrust claim against Microsoft

Prepare a paper, following the APA guidelines, detailing the antitrust claims faced by the Microsoft Corporation as detailed in the above websites (see Required Readings for this week). Please provide an analysis of your own opinion about the charges levied against Microsoft. Do you believe that the charges were valid, or was Mi

Product Luanch

? Develop a communications plan for gourmet olives launch, including both your domestic (Greece) and international markets is (Santiago, Chile). ? 350 paper addressing the following: o Evaluate factors involved in developing and managing an effective marketing communications plan for the new product. o Evaluate adv

Negotiations

21). Which condition clearly indicates that negotiation is preferred over competitive bidding? (a). Dollar volume of the potential buy is very large, (b). Product isn't actually needed until five months into the future, (c). Each firm that is competing is a technical giant in the field, (d). There will be substantia

June Klein's Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management: hedging strategy

June Klein, CFA manages a $100 million U.S. government bond portfolio for an institution. She anticipates a small parallel shift in the yield curve and wants to fully hedge the portfoio against any such change. a. The original portfolio b. The treasury bond futures position c. The newly hedge portfolio c. Determine ho