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### Sample Estimate: Example Problem

A partner company to American Intellectual Union (AIU), Universal Credit Inc., would like to examine the required sample size needed to be able to estimate the mean dollars that each card holder will spend each month. It would like to be within plus or minus \$50 of the true mean with a 95% confidence level. The standard deviatio

### Extending A/R terms to customers

In this equation below I we formed peer questions for our weekly brainteasers please help us solve. You have a sole-proprietorship merchandising business dealing with photography equipments. The business was established three years back, and it had an average annual turnover of \$50,000. However, over the last six months, the

### 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

### Policies and actions that promote good strategy execution

What are the policies and actions that promote good strategy execution such as best practices, rewards & punishment, policies and procedures? Compare, contrast, discuss, and examine relative to your own organization.

### 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.

### Famous Albert prides himself on being the Cookie King of the West. Small, freshly baked cookies are the speciality of his shop. Famous Albert has asked for help to determine the number of cookies he should make each day. From an analysis of past demand he estimated demand for cookies as... Each dozen sells for \$0.69 and costs \$0.49, which includes handling and transportation. Cookies that are not sold at the end of the day are reduced to \$0.29 and sold the following day as day-old merchandise. a. Construct a table showing the profits or losses for each possible quantity. b. What is the optimal number of cookies to make? c. Solve this problem by using marginal analysis.

Famous Albert prides himself on being the Cookie King of the West. Small, freshly baked cookies are the speciality of his shop. Famous Albert has asked for help to determine the number of cookies he should make each day. From an analysis of past demand he estimated demand for cookies as DEMAND (dozen) Probability of Demand 1

### 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

### Business Strategy Action Plan for WalMart

Action Plan for WalMart: Goal: Action Steps: Supporting Arguments

### 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

### Inhibition theory to explain a powerful vs a powerless person

Use the inhibition theory to explain how a powerful person is different from that of a powerless person.

### 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.