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Principles and Strategies

Currently international management at PM Company consists of one person. What specific management principles and practices should PM company begin to put in place that will assist the company as their international expansion plans move forward and their international business begins to grow? Post your answer to the discussion bo

profit-maximizing output level

You are the CEO of ClipIt, a paper clip manufacturer. Your company enjoys a patented technology that allows it to produce paper clips faster and at a lower cost than your only rival, FastenIt. Clipit uses this advantage to be the first to choose its profit-maximizing output level in the market. The inverse demand function for pa

Game Theory help

Suppose the market for computer chips is dominated by two firms: Intel and AMD. Intel has discovered how to make superior chips and is considering whether or not to adopt the new technology. Adoption would entail a fixed setup cost of C but would increase revenues. However, if Intel adopts the new technology, AMD can easily copy

Macroeconomic Multiple Choice Questions

1) Which of the following is a long -run macroeconomic policy goal? A) reduce unemployment (B) increase inflation (C) promote steady growth (D) eliminate recession 2)If our exports are $1.2 billion and our imports are $1.7 billion A)the United States is lending to the rest of the world(B) U.S national saving is too high (C)

Microeconomic topics - taxation

1. The cost of taxation to society includes: a. the expansion of consumer surplus. b. the expansion of producer surplus. c. the direct cost of the money paid to government. d. a lowering of the cost of exports. 2. An example of the benefit principle of taxation is: a. rich taxpayers should pay more than poor ta

Short Run Production Functions

Graph and explain what the effects would be (short run production function) if a new advanced process was discovered. How would the number of workers hired (variable input) change? This is a profit maximizing firm, also explain the profit maximization condition the firm uses.

Innovation explained in this solution

Is innovation increasing or decreasing? Is the productivity of workers increasing or decreasing? What rewards exist for a company to be first with an innovation? Are computers still considered an innovation?

Market Leaders and Monopolies

IBM Corporation has a reputation for not necessarily developing new technology, but acquiring relatively new companies with innovations and successful technology. Why is it that market leaders and monopolies generally acquire, rather than develop new technology?

impacts of innovation and technology

What do you think are the most important determinants that impact the demand for the banking industry's product/service? What do you think are the most significant determinants that would impact the supply part of the banking industry? What are the impacts of innovation and technology on the cost of production?

Finding most efficient combinations of labor and capital as their prices vary.

A. Problem III: (each part counts for 5 points) Semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs or "chips") are manufactured by building up layers of circuitry on silicon wafers. To fabricate chips, each layer must line up precisely with the patterns of other layers. To align layers, firms employ a combination of capital equipment and

PPF Responses to Various Events

How each of the following would affect the U.S. production possibilities frontier? (a) An increase in the population of the country (b) A war (c) The discovery of a new oil field (d) A decrease in the unemployment rate (e) A law that requires individuals to enter lines of work for which they are not suited.

Information systems changing organizations

Describe how information systems are changing various aspects of the accounting profession. Include a description of a variety of new technologies and their effects on accounting processes. In addition, discuss how these technologies have changed the way accounting is performed at your organization or an organization of your cho

ROE of Ingersoll Rand and United Technologies

I need small help with calculating ROE for two organizations. I would like some help with that (Excell functions works best) and a short analysis of the findings. The two companies are: Ingersoll Rand, and United Technologies. Theirs annual report can be found at and http

Production and New Technology

A country has a fixed amount of Capital and Labor (K*, L*) which lies on an aggregate isoquant when all inputs are being used efficiently. The input prices wages (w) and rental rate of capital (r) adjust so that all factors of production are utilized. There is a change in technology that makes labor more productive. Questi

Investment decision

XYZ plc operates in the paint industry. XYZ is considering to renew its technology, and to do so, a new machine needs to be bought. There are two types of machines. Machine 1 costs £10,000 and has a 3 year lifetime. Machine 2 costs £1,000 and has a 2 year lifetime. Both machines have nil scrap values at the end of their lifeti

Discussion question

Some economists might say: "The demand for labor is a derived demand, because, when the demand for goods and services drops, less labor will be demanded at old wage rates. the surplus of labor that results will ideally lead to a drop in wages until unemployment is eliminated." Why is it that wages are not dropping instead they

General equilibrium theory efficiency

Consider an economy that uses labor and capital to produce two goods, beer (x) and peanuts (y), subject to technologies that exhibit constant returns to scale. The marginal cost of a 12-ounce can of beer is $0.50. The marginal cost of a 12-ounce tin of peanuts is $1.00. Currently, the economy is producing 1 million 12-ounce cans

IBM's activity in India

I need assistance to develop enough information/research to come up with a minimum of 5 pages that address EACH of these questions specifically. Please list references/resources so that I can complete the research. I would like to focus on IBM for this project. 1. Explain firm's activities outside the U.S. 2. Identify

Technological change and patent protection

For many years, your firm has been protected by patents, Technological change and the introduction of new products have been slow. Soon, these conditions will change. Your patent protection is expiring, and the rate of technological change and innovation has increased substantially. Discuss how these changes are likely to aff

Explain the roles of financial institutions in the global economy.

Explain the roles of financial institutions in the global economy. Discuss how the financial services industry is likely to change over the next decade. Discuss how these changes might impact stakeholder relationships your organization has with financial institutions.

Investment Tax Credits

I'm looking a impacts from investment tax credits and need an explanation of impact for a-i below. Let's say I'm a lobbyist and I find out Congress is considering reinstating a 10% investment tax credit in order to stimulate the economy. The bill would apply to purchases of all new capital equipment, so, it would increase th

Organizational Structure

You realize there's a link between market stratetgy and organizational it's time to do more research! Look at three very different global companies. Determine their organizational structure and what market entry strategies each of these companies are currently using. Consider why each company designed its organiza

ECommerce & Theory of Individual Behavior

What can be said concerning eCommerce (such as Amazon and other online stores) and individual behavior vs traditional storefront retail and individual behavior? Please be thorough and include examples & sources. Please do not include references to auctions.

Economics of internet

Please go to the following link and read the article. I have to write my opinion on this artice. I just want you to give me a paragraph of your opinion so I can refer to it. The theme is 'international comparison' and the class is about 'economics of internet'.

Economics of internet

Please go to the following link and read the article. I have to write my opinion on this artice in 3-4 pages. I just want you to give me a paragraph of your opinion so I can refer to it. The theme is 'international comparison' and the class is about 'economics of internet'.

International Trade Theory

Contrast several trade theories: Ricardian Model, Heckscher-Ohlin Model, Leontief paradox and the Linden model. How does each challenge the other and improve on previous work?