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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

McDonald's Key Strategic Objectives

Establish and define McDonald's (fast food restaurant) key strategic objectives and explain how quality, as a core principle, can help to achieve these objectives.

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.

Data Falling on a Normal Distribution

Assume you have data that falls in a normal distribution that reflects an ordinal scale. Would it be appropriate to use parametric or nonparametric procedures to analyze these data? Defend your response.

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?

What are the similarities and differences between promotional push strategies and promotional pull strategies? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a push strategy? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a pull strategy?

What are the similarities and differences between promotional push strategies and promotional pull strategies? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a push strategy? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a pull strategy?

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

The Basics of Competition

"While a new way of conducting business has become available, the basics of competition remain the same. The next step is integrating the Internet into overall strategy, rather than building e-strategies." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?

Learning curves

You've just completed a pilot run of 10 units of a major product and found the processing time for each unit was as follows: Unit Number time (hours) 1 970 2 640 3 420 4 380 5 320 6 250 7

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.

Ideas to increase sales in the market for specialty goods

Apple's PowerBook would be classified as a Specialty Good in terms of behavioural effect on consumers. Therefore, being a specialty good; what action would I suggest to the manufacturers of these products to increase sales in the market?

Finding Equilibrium Wage and Employment Level

Assume demand and supply conditions in the competitive market for unskilled labor are as follows: P= $15 - 0.3QD (Demand) P= $0.2QS (Supply) where Q is millions of hours of unskilled labor and P is the wage rate per hour. A. Illustrate the industry equilibrium wage/employment combination both graphically and al

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

Control Mechanisms Paper: Walmart

For Walmart: Determine the effectiveness of these control mechanisms. Examine the positive and negative reactions to the use of these controls.

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