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What does it mean for a firm to be "diversified"? Is the Coca-Cola Bottling Company diversified because they sell Coke and Sprite--a cola brand and a clear soda brand? what are some examples of companies that have a diversified strategy. How do related and unrelated diversification strategies differ? Must companies approach

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Your organization's customer service department is interested in looking at "best practices" through a benchmark process. Write a memo to the director of customer service (telephone call center) that answers the following: Describe the benefits of benchmarking in determining the best practices for a company. Which 1 or 2 b

Wal-Mart Revised its Marketing Strategy

Hi, I am doing a research paper that's due this weekend on how and why Wal-Mart revised its marketing strategy. I have compiled a few questions of my own that will help me develop information to compose my paper. I am at a lost and hard to find additional topics or views to elaborate on the paper, so I came here to look for help

Stabilization Policy

Just looking for a paragraph or two for each question to get a discussion going. 1) Research and discuss recent Federal Government Fiscal Stimulus packages and Federal Reserve policies to control liquidity and counter the credit crisis. What has the Federal Government and the Federal Reserve been doing? Why? What policy tools

Strategy and Business Analysis

• What kind of company is Netflix, how would explain their business model? • In your opinion what is the dynamics of a company like Netflix? • What is the organizational Culture of Netflix? • What is the Organizational behavior of Netflix, what would you say is their organizational behavior problem? • What would yo

Quality Control

PART A You are now ready to present to hotel management a process improvement in the areas of focus (check-in, check-out, and hotel offerings). Scenario Hotel Escargo Mission Statement Serve the busin

Indirect Price Discrimination, More Realistic and Complex Pricing

12-1 Parking Lot Optimization (More Realistic and Complex Pricing) Suppose your elasticity of demand for your parking lot spaces is -2, and price is $8 per day. If your marginal cost is zero, and your capacity is 80% full at 9 A.M. over the last month, are you optimizing? 14-4 Microwave Ovens (Indirect Price Discrimination)

Product Price Discrimination

Please help with the following problem. Could you help describe a price discrimination opportunity, direct, indirect, or bundling and include a product?

Admitting Errors in Projections

Zero-Based Budget Sally, Let's say you worked many long hours preparing your operating budget projections. Satisfied that you covered all the bases, you submitted your report to your Vice President. A week later, you reviewed your calculations and found you grossly overstated your projections. What are the consequences of te

Behavior Modification Concepts

Discuss in detail concepts and theory behind behavior modification and explain how reinforcement and punishment can be used to shape behavior?

Forces Influencing Decisions

What are the major forces in the situation that influence a manager's determination of how to make decisions? Give two examples and include references.

Ethics, sustainability, and the U.S. Military

- How would you describe the United States Military in your own words. - How would you define ethics in your own words. Explain sustainability in your own words. - How do you feel about ethics in reference to the military. Is the united states armed forces considered an ethical organization. - Discuss ways in which you believ

SWOT Analysis for WalMart

I am newly in charge of Walmart and I need to figure out where the company needs to go. I must develop the company's strategy using SWOT analysis.

Caterpillar - Strengths and weaknesses

Internal Analysis of CAT Inc: It is important to conduct an internal analysis to find the strengths and weaknesses of the company. Please provide a 2-3 (double spaced) page response to the following questions: 1) What are the two or three biggest strengths the organization has that allow it to make the company's vision com

Effectively Timing your Entrance into Foreign Markets

Please help with the following questions: How do you know when it's the right time to enter foreign markets and compete internationally if you were CEO of a company that wants to expand? What challenges will your company face? How can your companies succeed?

Sampling: Reaching Hard to Reach Subgroups

Consider conducting an evaluation in your organization. Think of a population of clients/constituents/members from whom you might wish to collect data. Identify this population and subgroups of this population that might be hard to reach in the data collection process. Examples might include: phone interviews in which hearing ch

Biased or unanswerable questions

What would you do if a client or key stakeholder were to push adamantly for a biased or unanswerable question? Please give at least two viable options and a real -life example.

Marvel Entertainment Inc.: Iron Man to the Rescue

Based on the Case Study "Marvel Entertainment Inc.: Iron Man to the Rescue" Case 15, starting on page 15-1, complete the following requirements: •Identify Marvel's resources, capabilities, and core competencies •Provide three findings of fact. Not required to provide recommendations and justifications for these findi

Fluctuations in economics

Just looking for a paragraph or two for each question to help get a discussion going. Please cite references when needed. 1) What have been the major sources of disruption over the past several years? 2) From an Aggregate Demand and Supply perspective, does it matter which programs are adopted? Which programs do you reco

Developmental and Transformation Participation Evaluation

1. During the planning stage of an evaluation, it is essential that all key stakeholders be identified. Involving them at an early stage reducing anxieties and keeps them engaged. Setting boundaries is a fundamental step in gaining a clear sense of what an evaluation is all about. Question: Why is it important to understand t

Evaluation Capacity Building

1.Evaluation capacity building is in its infancy. So, how do you build an organization's capacity for conducting and using evaluations? 2.Consider the advantages of "eclecticism" in which one may make use of the variety of approaches and data collection methodologies. Think of yourself, for purposes of this discussion, as an

Insider Trade

Give your opinion as to whether or not additional laws and harsher penalties on financial fraud can eliminate or mitigate financial fraud. Support the rationale. Suggest three (3) new strategies that you believe the government can implement to eliminate or mitigate insider trading. Provide a rationale to support the suggestion.

Analysis of Operations and Threats of Caterpillar Inc

Please help with the following response: An external analysis is very important for the success and survivability of a company. Look outside the company (Caterpillar INC). 1) What are the major threats to the organization's ability to compete and succeed? 2) What are the major opportunities available to improve the orga

Walmart Sex Discrimination Issue

Please research Walmart's sex discrimination problem. The first section of the paper is a description of the problem and how the problem developed in this company. Was it over a long period of time, or did the problem emerge through one specific incident?

Performance Evaluation and Non-Profits

I need some guidance answering these questions that are related to Non Profit and Association Management. Please include a couple of sources. 1. List three things evaluation can do and three things evaluation cannot do in your field. Briefly explain each response. 2. What is an example of an issue an evaluator might addre

Jumstarter vs. Hartley

In the late nineties, Jumpstarter, Inc. became aware that its product Jumpstart I-- a pacemaker designed to regulate heartbeat within the body -- had begun to fail when the temperature rose to above normal body temperature. The company asked hospitals with unused units of Jumpstart I to return them for credit and advised doctor

Environmental Analysis of Harley-Davidson

Spend some time considering what might go into such a PEST analysis and also consider what a strategic manager at HD might include in a Porters 5 forces analysis in considering this organization's external environment. Some of the more interesting things happening in HD's world right now from a competition perspective includ