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Portfolio theory

1. Supposed you invest $400,000 in government bonds and $ 600,000 in the market portfolio. what is the return on your portfolio if bonds yield 6 percent and the market risk premium is 8.6 percent? what does the return on this portfolio imply for the expected return on individual shares with betas of 0.6? (The step of calculat

Additional strategy for challenge

What additional strategy (or variation on a given strategy) would you recommend to a key decision maker to solve the challenge given? A coffee shop (Example Starbucks, any) deciding to offer new creative products (drinks)

Quantitative Analysis Sample Quest.

1. Crosstabulation of responses from readers of newspaper comic strips produced the following frequency distirbution of age categories and favorite comic. Discuss what the frequency distribution reveals about the relation between age and favorite comic. (see chart in attached file) Multiple choice 2. Ten policyhold

Queuing Analysis:M/M/1 Model

The ticket booth on the Tech campus is operated by one person, who is selling tickets for the annual Tech v/s State football game on Saturday. The ticket seller can serve an average of 12 customers per hour; on average, 10 customers arrive to purchase tickets each hour. Determine the average time a ticket buyer must wait

Question on an entrance strategy?

What additional strategy (or variation on a given strategy) would you recommend Starbucks to entering a new market? e.g. (India, etc.) Prepare a 350-word memo advocating your recommendation.The solution has only Book reference.

Product Policy:

P. 2 The conference is moving into its fourth week. Over the past three weeks, you and your colleagues each have developed most of the components of a Strategic Marketing plan. Now it is time to put the pieces together into a rough draft, and in your small group, provide feedback to each other. Your 7-8 page rough draft shoul


Provide a discussion of how other companies have approached metrics problem.

Business factors

Which are the main political risk factors that could jeopardize business operations?

Quantitative approaches

25. The vice president of Harling Equipment needs to select a new director of marketing. The two possible candidates are Bill Jacobs and Sue Martin, and the criteria thought to be most relevant in the selection are leadership ability (L) , personal skills (P) and administrative skills (A) The following pairwise comparison matrix

Delta Airlines

Hello: I am presently doing a class in Management - Influence and Power - Leadership I am in the process of writing a 15 page document describing a current environmental situation describing specific issues for leaders in the 21st century. I have chosen Delta Airlines and the ongoing issues with Pilots as my topic. In thi

OR: Assignment problem constraint

The assignment problem constraint x31 + x32 + x33 + x34 <= 2 means a. agent 2 can be assigned to at most 3 tasks. b. agent 3 can be assigned to at most 2 tasks. c. a mixture of agents 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be assigned to 2 or less tasks. d. there is no feasible solution.

DCF question

Why is discounted cash flows better for making tactical decisions rather than making strategic decisions?

What is the service level for the current situation, reorder point

A depanneur stocks supplies of mineral water. Demand during lead time for cases of mineral water follows a normal distribution with a mean of 23 cases. Lead time is known to be 5 days. The standard deviation of daily demand is 2 cases. If the store manager has a policy of keeping a safety stock of 5 cases. a) What is the ser

Network model : Quantitative approaches

17. A long-distance telephone company uses a fiber optic network to transmit phone calls and other information between location. Calls are carried through cable lines and switching nodes. A portion of the company's transmission network is shown here. The numbers above each arc show the capacity in thousands of messages that can

Operation management

Any is testing battery voltage with a voltmeter designed to provide a test results display of one of the following words: Insufficient, Proper, or Excessive. The type of inspection she is performing is: a - variables inspection b - attributes inspection c - defects per unit inspection d - decalibrated inspection I bel

See Attached

Currently: employees are working Monday to Friday, 8 hours daily. No-one works Saturday and Sunday. Proposed: employees should be scheduled to work 4 days per week - 10 hour shifts - in a six day work week (closed on Sundays). Employees have two consecutive days off (excluding Sunday). Forecasted service calls for the

Business Consultant questions

In your own words, please provide input to the following questions... (A) Do you believe that consultants should be able to negotiate assignments. Why would/does negotiating assignments work better than just going in and accessing processes and information? (B) So some people are born 'objective' (with objectivity bei

Multi-domestic strategy

What are the advantages and disadvantages of multi-domestic strategy? Please provide an example.


Please assist with the following problem: Describe how the following aspects of an Individual Development Plan contribute to the effectiveness of the Individual Development Plan. Identify what you see as the single most important characteristic of each element: - Development objectives - Resources required to implement

Operation management - Out of control process

Which of the following patterns on an averages chart that displayed 25 sample averages would reveal an out of control process? a - sample averages scattered in a seemingly random pattern within the 3-sigma control limits b - half the sample average above the center line and the other half below the center line c - the first t

Role of Consultant

Please answer (A) through (F) In your own words based on experience and expertise... (A)What did you think of the approach Peter Block takes to engagement? Is it feasible in an organization? Why or why not? I have found Block's strategies for engagement include: ? Balance between presentation and participation ?

Operation management

Given the following figures for a week, the linearity index is about: Day Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Scheduled Output 40 40 40 40 40 Actual Output 44 40 38

Business Managers

At what level of state participation do business managers become concerned about the issue of loss of local control? Why?

Business Consulting

A. In regards to Interpersonal Aspects of Data Gathering, what challenges does this approach create for a consultant? In the consulting work, how important is it to understand the way the problem is being managed, along with the presenting problem? B. There are advantages of whole-system discovery when conducting internal res