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Cost -volume- profit analysis

Poole Corporation has collected the following information after its first year of sales. Net sales were $1,600,000 on 100,000 units; selling expenses $240,000 (40% variable and 60% fixed); direct materials $511,000; direct labor $285,000; administrative expenses $280,000 (20% variable and 80% fixed); manufacturing overhead $360,

Economic Viewpoint

In a couple of paragraphs, support one of the two viewpoints below concerning the Anheuser Busch InBev merger. View 1 - AB acted as a well-managed business that takes the actions necessary to remain competitive in a very competitive market. If AB had not approved the merger, its profits and stock price would have fallen, and


Please assist me with the following questions relating to the Pharmaceutical Industry. What entity is best suited to try to promote positive and discourage negative externalities? How would this entity try to promote and discourage? Why can't the private sector accomplish these objectives? hide problem

India and China

Debate the following proposition: "The countries of India and China have a "right" to pollute the environment until they catch up with more industrialized countries."

Market trends - nike

I need approximately 400 words total to describe the market trends that Nike will face and address how each of the following will change or will not change, and why: a. market structure b. Impact of new companies entering the market What is Nike's market structure?

Hunting in Africa Proposal

It is argued that Africa should promote hunting, charging large fees for permits to kill animals (for example, $7500 for a permit to shoot an elephant). a. What are some of the arguments in favor of the proposal? b. What are some of the arguments against?

perform an NPV analysis

Question 2 - Virtual Ray (20 marks) Ray University, always on the cutting edge of technology, is analyzing the possibility of providing virtual courses for its finance students. This virtual university setting would provide the next generation of online courses by using 3D simulated digital environment where users can socializ

Pollution Questions - marginal savings/transfer coefficients

Two identical firms save money from polluting. A firm's marginal savings from emitting an amount (e) are given by 10 - 2e. The two firms differ in their impact on ambient pollution concentrations. Two units of emissions from firm 1 result in one unit of ambient pollution. Firm 2 has twice the impact on the ambient environment fr

Government in the Marketplace

In 2002, a well known conglomerate that manufactures a multitude of noncompeting consumer products instituted a corporate wide initiative to encourage the managers of its many divisions to share consumer demographic info. However, since the initiative, the CEO has noticed that less info is available than ever. Why do you think

Economists as Policy Makers and Scientists

Discuss similarities and differences in the roles economists play as policy makers and as scientists. How would advice offered to policymakers differ depending on which role an economist assumes? Please offer an educated opinion.

Buying and Selling Pollution Permits

One approach that the government can use limit the right to pollute would be by issuing pollution permits. Without a pollution permit, firms aren't allowed to emit pollutants into the air, water, or soil. Firms are allowed to buy and sell these permits. Explain how buying and selling pollution permits can correct for an external

Does recycling waste resources?

From an economic perspective, recycling is a money loosing proposition since we derive negative profits from it. Recycling causes the destruction of resources that are more valuable than the resources reclycling saves. Do you agree with these statements? Please give detailed answers and examples to support your position.

Economics - Why not control agricultural runoff?

Nutrients and pesticides are prevalent causes of water pollution. From an economic perspective, analyze why more has not been done to control agricultural runoff, the major source of these contaminants.

Team Structure

1. Why have so many American companies begun the move to team structures?

Caring for Employees

Many large companies offer employees time off during the workday to attend seminars on how to improve their health. Some even give bonuses to people who show that they are adopting healthy lifestyles by, for example, weighing in before and after the holidays to show that they are following a sensible diet. Other than showing tha

Demand Curves & Price for PowerMacs

Between 1991 and 1994, Apple Computer engaged in a holding action in the desktop market dominated by PCs using Intel chips and running Microsoft's operating systems. In 1994, Apple's flagship model, the Power Mac, sold roughly 10,000 units per month at an average price of $3000 per unit. AT the time, Apple claimed about a 9% m

5 Human Capital theory questions & propositions to be explained

Using the Human Capital theory: 1. Explain why firms in developing countries are more paternalistic. 2. Explain why teenagers tend to accumulate low wages yet proportionally higher human capital than adult workers. 3. Explain why some people who stay in college longer must be paid longer (and visa versa). 4. Explain

Economics of internet - Second Life

Below is the home page of Second Life, one of the leading examples of the immersive 3D environments emerging online. Attached are some readings about Second Life, as well as screen shots from several of the Second Life web site describing the online features. Please use this material to address the following questions Part

SWOT Analysis of Apple

For each strategic factor that you include make sure that you also include an explanation of why you selected it. Vulnerabilities to help increase you company's market share.

Performance evaluation based on comparative rankings always reduces company value

The following quote is based on statements made by quality expert W. Edwards Deming: "If by bad management the components of a company become competitive, the system is destroyed.....A common example lies in the practice of ranking people, divisions, teams, comparing them, with reward at the top and punishment at the bottom.

Gross Domestic Product: Paper Mill

The questions asked if a paper mill produces $1 million worth of paper this year but adds considerably to the pollutants in a nearby river, are the social costs arising from this pollution reflected in the gross domestic product? If so, how? Should these costs be reflected GDP? If so, why? I thought the answer would be no and t

Dynamic pricing in the Airline industry

COMPANY "AMERICAN AIRLINE" Select a company that uses (or has used) dynamic pricing. Using the Cybrary, the Internet, and/or your course materials, Briefly explain how the company uses dynamic pricing. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of dynamic pricing for that particular company. Perloff, J. M. (2004). Microeco

Energy efficient versus economic efficiency contrasts

Builders of a hybrid car announced it would build a car that would get 180 miles per gallon of unleaded gas. They figured it would cost $40,000 per car to build. The builders wanted Congress to force US automakers to build this energy-efficient car. Is energy efficiency the same thing as economic efficiency? Please explain