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Martha Stewart Case

Which ethical theories and forms of evaluation were used in this case? What value system was used in making the final decision? What were the kinds of major decision traps leading to the blunder? What steps in the decision making process were overlooked or insufficiently carried out? What can be or was learned from the blund

Operation management

A = MTBF / (MTBF + MTTR). A timer uses batteries with an average lifetime of 25 hours, and it takes an averate of 30 minutes to change the batteries. Availability of the timer is approximately: a. 50.00 b. 1.02 c. 0.98 d. 0.83

Operation management

Equation 8-4 Trm = Purchasing costs / RM. A toy producer's average inventory is $100,000 in raw plastic, $150,000 in partially produced toys, and $50,000 in finished toys. If the cost of purchased materials and purchasing overhead is $1,700,000 per year, raw material turnover is: a. 1/17 b. About 1 c. 5.67 d. 17

Intratype competition, wheel of retailing theory

2) Develop of list of expenses or costs for a department store and categorize them as fixed, variable and semifixed? 4) Provide an example of intratype competiton, an example of intertype competition. Can a retailer face both intratype and intertype competition at the same time. 6) Describe the wheel of retailing theor

STRATEGIC ISSUE QUESTIONS: Nestle

I need a little help putting some answers together....If Nestle is one of the world's largest global food companies. And it has over 500 factories in 76 countries, and sells its products in 193 nations, and only 1% of sales and 3% of employees are located in its home country, Switzerland. If, having reached the limits of growth

Operation management - Intro

Explain how the six basic customer wants apply in each of the following kinds of organizations: a) cattle ranch b) cruise line c) construction company d) manufacturer of fashion clothing

1. Using a multiple regression program available on a computer to which you have access, estimate the coefficients of the demand for the data given in table 1 2. Provide a economic interpretation for each of the coefficients in the regression equation you have computed. 3. What is the Value of the coefficient of determination? How would you interpret this result?

1. Using a multiple regression program available on a computer to which you have access, estimate the coefficients of the demand for the data given in table 1 2. Provide a economic interpretation for each of the coefficients in the regression equation you have computed. 3. What is the Value of the coefficient of determination?

Formation of action plans and goals

What are some lessons learned relative to the importance and effectiveness of enviornmental scanning, strategy formulation and choice, and the formulation of action plans and goals? Could you please elaberate. Thank you.

What are the risks and benefits to X?

X has been in business for 25 years. What are the risks and benefits of this venture? --- AFFILIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN Y COLLEGES, INC. AND X This Affiliation Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into this ¬¬¬_____ day of _________________, _______ between Y Colleges, Inc., a Virginia corporation with

Critical Success Factor

The tactical plan is action-oriented, identifying the responsible parties, required timing and generic resource requirements. What are the parameters of tactical planning to ensure alignment with the metrics associated with CSF (Critical Success Factor) ?

Political Risk: Managing the Incident

R. Douglas is the chief financial officer of a small U.S. firm thinking of undertaking its first foreign investment. The project is in a developing country, and he is concerned about political risk. How would he go about assessing the political risk? If the firm undertakes the project, how would he manage political risk (before

Reorganization by Microsoft

The final reading discusses a recent reorganization by Microsoft ("Microsoft Sets Big Restructuring Plan" from the WSJ). Please answer the following questions regarding the reading. ? With its new choice of business units, what grouping principle is the company following and why? ? Describe one way that these units will contin

Analysis of Google

Using the Internet, and course materials, research and find a company to analyze. Prepare a report including the following information: 1. What is the history of this company? How did it begin? What differentiates this company from its competitors? 2. Compute the following ratios for this company: current ratio inven

Types of costs that can be associated with a product

List all of the types of costs that can be associated with a product. Why does the convenience-store industry need to cut its costs? How does this software tool help to more accurately assess an item's profitability? How can the software help cut inventory costs? Is useful information provided to decision-makers

Impact of fiscal policy on the US economy

Tax rates on both dividends and capital gains have been cut down to historical lows. Maximum tax rate on both dividends and capital gains is now set at 15%. Policy makers agreed to such a reduction hoping to see faster economic recovery, and further job growth. These policy makers would like to get your expert opinion on this

Understanding Self and Others

"All Public Behavior is Ultimately Private Behavior". What is your point of view on the subject. I need help in formulating a paper on this matter using examples, and three sources where I can find information to support the thesis.

Lessons Learned and Challenges Facing Strategic Planners

Please provide additional insight with regard to the following questions I created: 1. What are the lessons learned relative to the importance and effectiveness of environmental scanning, strategy formulation and choice, and the formulation of action plans and goals? 2. Please provide in-depth feedback/analysis about the c

CPM: What Would Be Considered the Critical Path?

In any project, what would be considered the Critical Path? The Critical Path does not mean technical criticality (as in risk), it means zero float. Critical Path Method (CPM). Explain Discrete, Apportioned, and Level of Effort as the kind of work one produces. What are some techniques used in workplaces for loading / le

Handspring Inc. 2002 - Additional Requirements

Listed below are additional criteria for this problem. A. Strategic Alternatives (From IFAS) 1. Continue current horizontal growth strategy of combining PDA and telecommunications technology into all-in-one PDAs sold throughout the world. Pro: Uses core competency to build a desirable product. Cons: May not increase dolla

Exley Chemical Company: Alternatives for motivating High Performance

Case 11.1 The Exley Chemical Company The Exley Chemical Company is a major chemical manu¬facturer making primarily industrial chemicals, plastics, and consumer products. Company sales and profits have grown, and its ratio of net profits to sales is about average for the industry, but in the last year or so both sales and

Able Corporation and Business Strategy

Able Corporation has just hired you for the newly created position of Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis. Able Corporation is an old and venerable American manufacturer of a full range of portable electric power tools (PEPT). The company, which was a family owned business, has been acquired within the last six months by

CompX: Comprehensively identify a situation or opportunity in an organization.

Masters level Any detailed guidance for this problem would be appreciated. Prepare a paper to comprehensively identify a situation or opportunity in an organization. Frame the problem by writing a problem or opportunity statement. Be sure the statement meets the requirements: - Is succinct and motivational - Lends to m

Quantitative Analysis (Decision Methods)

I got these problems wrong on a recent quiz...& I need thorough explanation and solution(s); so that I can use for reference in studying for the final examination. I'm really not understanding the logic & thought processes. Thank you. (See attached file for full problem description) --- 1. ArtOrgan, Ltd. distributes r

Product Mix Decision

This question is from my Management Accounting book: Company A makes a regular and a deluxe grade of wood floors. Regular Grade is sold at $16 per square yard and the deluxe grade is sold at $25 per square yard. The flexible cost of making the regular grade is $10 per square yard. It costs an extra $5 per square yard to ma