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Firms with a non-customer centric approach

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 400 words in each solution. Why do some firms neglect to operate from a customer-focused and centered perspective, given that customers represent the "bloodline" for any organization?

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

Huffman Trucking: Customer-centricity

See attached file. Based on the Huffman Trucking scenario, answer the following questions: What are some possible solutions to the scenario? What are your assumptions and constraints? Can you let them go? What are some best case solutions?

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

Abel Athletics Strategy, Risk Factors, Analysis, and Competition

See attached file. Abel Athletics is preparing to release its first Annual Stockholder Report since the company's recent initial public offering (IPO). The accounting department has already prepared and provided the financial statements and ratios (see below) for the most recent year. Now all the division managers are meeting

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

Internal Scale Economies

Why do you think that if an industry were operating under conditions of domestic internal scale economies (applies to firm in the country), then the resultant equilibrium cannot be consistent with the pure competition model?

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