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Functional strategy

In detail, list and describe the pros and cons of being a technological leader as a functional strategy. b. In detail, list and describe the pros and cons of being a technological follower as a functional strategy. c. Based on your response to items a and b, indicate which functional strategy you would recommend and desc

Strategic Objectives' Purpose, Effectiveness & Examples

What are strategic objectives? What is the purpose of strategic objectives? What makes an effective strategic objective? What are some examples of strategic objectives for your organization or one with which you are familiar? (perhaps a credit card company or retail chain store i.e. Macy's or Sears)

Insurance versus Prepaid Expenses - health care premiums

Suppose that you are a healthy person and you buy a one-year insurance policy against becoming ill. You pay the fair expected value of this policy up front, which is a 1% chance that your expenses will be $100,000, so the premium you would pay is $1,000. a) How would you characterize this transaction? b) Now suppose another

Google: future for their search engine with competitor Microsoft.

Google has definitely gained market share with their search engine. The results of their dominance actually are represented in their stock price where I believe Google is trading at 425/share. One search engine that might give Google some competition is Microsoft's Bing. Bing seems to streamline searches a little better than Goo

Conceptualizing a Business: consignment store

Conceptualizing a Business (a consignment store): Explain the importance of consignment store business' vision, mission, and values in determining your strategic direction. Be sure to do the following (4 items below must be include): § Define consignment store, products/services, and customers by developing a m

Product Needs Assessment Review

Select a product and a country for a global business venture. Conduct a regional, country, and product analyses for your new global venture. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word outline and a 5- to 7-slide summary presentation illustrating the following: I selected this idea: taking a personal growth company selling seminars and bo

Mean amount of life insurance per household: distribtution of a sample

Information from the American Institute of Insurance indicates the mean amount of life insurance per household in the United States is $110,000. This distribution follows the normal distribution with a standard deviation of $40,000. a. If we select a random sample of 50 households, what is the standard error of the mean

Efficiency techniques in hospitals to maximize profits

How do efficiency techniques differ in the short- versus long-run when attempting to maximize profits? What specific incentives are used in a hospital to promote efficiency? What conflicts may exist between a firm's desire to maximize profits and its ethical obligations? Can you give an example from a hospital setting place o

Market Forces: Demand and Supply

1. You are the manager of an organization in America that distributes blood to hospitals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A recent report indicates that nearly 50 Americans contract HIV each year through blood transfusions. Although every pint of blood donated in the United States undergoes a battery of nine diffe

Strategic Financing Decisions

As the CFO of an emerging company, you find that you are in need of about $20-25 million in the near future. Your company is privately owned, and you have not used outside venture capitalists or other sources of investor-supplied capital, up to this point. Your sales prospects are excellent, and you expect to be selling twice yo

Baldrige award forecasting techniques

Pick a Baldrige award winning company from: prepare a one-to-two page detailed outline. In outline include information topics: 1. What forecasting techniques) company use? 2. How selected organization prepare budgets? 3. What MRP concepts regard organization?

General procurement questions

1) What important differences exist between order placing and a strategic procurement role? 2) For anyone that's worked on a cross functional team, departmental conflict is nothing new. Discuss issues that might exist between the Engineering and Purchasing departments as the responsibilities and level of integration increase

Diffusion of Innovations Theory - Roger's

Review articles on Roger's Diffusion of Innovations theory. * * *

Strategic Case Analysis - Walt Disney Company

This is a group project to consider the Walt Disney Company using this web sit-( Produce a Strategic Audit for the Walt Disney Company. As you produce your Strategic Audit, make sure to include all eight sections. IFAS, EFAS, and SFAS tables are to be presented in Excel format, separate from

Wal-Mart Flowchart for Current Processes

Based on the attached selected current process of Wal-Mart, I am seeking your help in order to create a flowchart that depicts the current process that will enable me to write my own paper. Current Check-Out Process at Wal-Mart: • A row of check-out lanes is located at the front of the store. • An open check-out lane is

Optimizing, Bayesian Analysis, and Time Series

1. If events are not mutually exclusive, which of the following are true? A) P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B) B) P(A or B) = P(A) * P(B) C) P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) D) P(A or B) = P(A|B) * P(B) E) none of the above 2. Which of the following would you use to optimize your investment when constraints apply? A) linear

Market Demand and Market Equilibrium Price

Compute the market demand and determine the market equilibrium price and market equilibrium demand. 1. Use the following demand data to compute the market demand when the price is $45. P D1 D2 D3 37 20 4 8 47 15 2 7 57 9 1 6 67 5 1 4 2. Use the following supply data along with the demand data fr

Quantitative Analysis for Random Number Generator

Stephanie Robbins is the Three Hills power Company management analyst assigned to simulate maintenance costs. In section 15.7 we describe the simulation of 15 generator breakdowns and the repair times required when one repairperson is on duty per shift. The total simulated maintenance cost of the current system is $4,320. Robbi

Triple constraint: track and quantify

In the triple constraint don't you think that quality is the most difficult one to track and quantify? Is there a method where on how you can quantify the quality metric?

Strategic Capital Investment Decisions

Strategic Capital Investment Decisions Smith Electronics manufactures portable CD players. Lillian Perez, the VP of operations at Smith Electronics, is considering a major capital investment decision. It would cost $2,500,000 to put new, highly automated machines in the factory. The equipment would last about 15 years and would

Evaluate internal and external environment of Kudler fine foods

Environmental Scanning Determine how to create value and sustained competitive advantage through strategy. Evaluate an organization's internal and external environments using an environmental scan. A. Use the Kudler Fine Foods Virtual Organization for this assignment. The Executive Team at Kudler has expressed a desire

Rightward shift in the Aggregate Demand Curve

List three (3) things that would cause a rightward shift in the Aggregate Demand Curve. List three (3) things that would cause a rightward shift in the Aggregate Supply Curve. What are some differences between the two?

Quantitative Analysis: Decision Trees

1. Daily demand for cases of Royal Cola soda at Helen's Food shop has always been 5, 6, or 7 cases. Develop a decision tree and decision table that illustrate the decision alternatives as to whether to stock 5, 6, or 7 Cases. 2. In problem 1, demand could be 5, 6, or 7 cases of Royal Cola per day. Thus 5, 6, or 7 cases shoul

Customer Expectations and an organization's strategic plan

1-Discuss what it means to exceed customer expectations. Provide examples of how to do so. 2-What are some examples of historical events that illustrate the effects of poor quality on an organization's strategic plan? Or, vice versa, what are some examples of historical events that illustrate the effects of good quality on an

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Study

Questions - QUANTITATIVE 1. Why is this study a quantitative study? 2. What is the independent variable? 3. What is the dependent variable? 4. What research method should be used? 5. What is the population? 6. What is the geographical location? QUANTITATIVE A quantitative analysis of teamwork, team growth and developme

Game theory

From the following payoff matrix, where the payoffs are the profits or losses of the two firms, determine (a) whether firm A has a dominant strategy, (b) whether firm B has a dominant strategy, (c) the optimal strategy for each firm, and (d) the Nash equilibrium, if there is one.

Regression relationship - plot data, correlation coefficient

Bus and subway ridership for the summer months in Paris, France, is believed to be tied heavily to the number of tourists visiting the city. During the past 12 years, the following data have been obtained: Year(summer months) Number of Tourists(millions) Ridership(millions) 1 7 1.5