Economic

Assume the following demand and supply equation for a pesticide market:

Qd = 30,000 – 5000P

Qs = 10,000P

a. Calculate the perfectly competitive industry equilibrium price and output.

b. Assume that the firms in this industry organized into a cartel. Calculate the industry output and price.

c. Compare your answers for items a and b. Briefly describe the effect that organizing into a cartel had on price and output.

KLM Company must decide whether to advertise its product or not. If its rival, Blue Corporation, decides to advertise its product, KLM will make $4 million if it advertises and $2 million if it does not advertise. If Blue Corporation does not advertise, KLM will make $5 million if it advertises and $3 million if it does not.

a. Is it possible to construct a payoff matrix? Explain.

b. Does KLM have a dominant strategy?

Miller Company managers realize that Jim’s Corporation may attempt to enter their market.

a. What steps might they take to dissuade Jim’s Corporation from entering?

b. What factors are likely to determine whether they will succeed?

c. What actions taken by Miller in the past might play an important role in influencing whether Jim’s Corporation enters or not?

 
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Policy and Organizational Behavior

 Investigate your organization’s compliance rate with one specific core measure of your choice and write a 2-3-page (maximum) executive summary analyzing the financial and regulatory impact of organizational compliance with your chosen measure. Include recommendations for improving performance on the measure. 

For this assessment, write an executive summary analyzing the financial and regulatory impact of organizational compliance with a specific core measure of your choice. The summary must include recommendations for improving performance on the measure.

You must be able to explain the financial implications associated with the measure, as well as its importance in terms of policy, regulation, and finance. This is another good opportunity to consult with a key stakeholder within the organization. Talking to someone who works closely with the organization’s finances can help you develop a deeper understanding of the financial aspects of compliance. You also need to suggest ways your organization can improve compliance and how you would implement changes and overcome obstacles.

This may seem like an enormous undertaking, but you should approach it as if you were to present this information to your supervisor or manager. Keeping in mind that people in these positions do not have time to read a 10–12-page report, you would typically give them only an executive summary of your analyses and recommendations. That means that you will need to be very clear and very concise with the information you choose to include in the executive summary. Say as much as possible with as few words as possible.

Directions

Select a core measure and investigate your organization’s compliance rate with the measure. In your executive summary, address the following:

  1. Compare the compliance rates of your organization with those of other organizations.
  2. Explain why the measure is important in terms of policy, regulation, and finance.
  3. Describe changes that could be made that would improve compliance with the measure.
  4. Identify the stakeholders who would be affected by the changes.
  5. Identify obstacles you would expect to encounter and explain strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Additional Requirements

  • Format: Include a title page and references page. As this is an executive summary, do not use APA style and formatting. To determine the appropriate format, it may be helpful for you to review the documents used in your organization. How do they look? What kind of language is used in memos? These can help guide your development of this executive summary. Certainly, feel free to use bullet points as appropriate.
  • Length: Write a 2–3-page (maximum) summary of your information, not including the title page and references page.
  • References: You must still reference scholarly resources to support your work. Use at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Font: Use 12-point, Times New Roman font.
 
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Assignment 2: Challenges in the Global Business Environment

Due Week 9 and worth 330 points

According to the textbook, ongoing challenges in the global business environment are mostly attributed to unethical business practices, failure to embrace technology advancements, and stiff competition among businesses. Imagine that you have been appointed as Apple’s Chief Compliance Officer and must prepare a video presentation for Apple’s suppliers regarding Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct to deliver via a web meeting. To prepare for your presentation, review Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct, located at https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/. Next, use a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, or traditional video recorder to record a maximum of a five to seven (5-7) minute dynamic video on Apple’s Code of Conduct. Alternatively, you may submit a four to six (4-6) page paper instead of the video submission.

In addition to the recorded video, you must also create a presentation using PowerPoint (or other equivalent software) summarizing the important changes and explanations regarding the code of conduct that you communicated in your video presentation to email to the suppliers after the meeting for future reference.

You must submit both parts of the assignment to receive full credit.

Note: If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will need to email the video file to yourself, then save it to a computer in order to upload to Blackboard. You may want to upload your video to a file sharing service, such as Dropbox if your email will not let you send a large video file. Dropbox is accessible from all smartphones and tablets from the Dropbox app.

Once you are ready to upload your video to Blackboard, view the Kaltura video tutorial found in your online course shell (Week 9).

Please use the following naming convention in the popup window for your video once it is finished uploading:

  • Title: Your First Name, Your Last Name – Challenges in the Business Environment
  • Tags: BUS475, Business Environment
  • Description: First Name, Last Name – BUS475 Assignment 2 (Date Uploaded ex. 11-14-2014)

Part 1: Video Presentation OR Paper

Prepare and present a video that is a maximum of five to seven (5-7) minutes OR write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. List specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Provide at least one (1) example of each change.
  2. Explain the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation

Create a six to eight (6-8) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

  1. Summarize Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.
  2. Discuss Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:
    1. Empowering workers
    1. Labor and Human Rights
    1. Health and Safety
    1. The Environment
    1. Accountability
  3. Identify the key ways that Apple’s Progress Report has changed since last year.
  4. Examine the manner in which Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.
  5. Provide detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.
  6. Submit a reference page with at least two (2) quality references that you have used for this presentation / paper. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your PowerPoint presentation must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide and three to four (3-4) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.), ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title and reference slides are not included in the required slide length.

If you choose the written paper, your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the influences of changing economic, political, social, cultural, and technological forces on business and society.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business and society.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writing mechanics.

REM, AGAIN JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU ABOUT SAFEASSIGN FOR PLAGIARISM. THIS PAPER IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT AND IS MY FINAL FOR THIS CLASS. IT WILL DETERMINE RATHER OR NOT I GET AN A OR DROP TO and B IN THE CLASS. SO, Please as you always do please do a great job on this paper. You can just do the paper if you want or the video it is up to you. But, I just thought that since you always do the paper it would probably be easier for you and help me with the cost. It says 4-6 pages but 4 would be fine or five if for some reason it happens to run over. Thank you again so much for helping me throughout this quarter in this class. Have a great evening. 

 
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Course Project Milestone

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Minimum of 5 scholarly sources (This includes the sources from the annotated bibliography. Additional sources may be included as appropriate.)

Instructions
The paper should include the following: 

  • Create  4-6 paragraph “dilemma” based on the controversial topic “Gun violence”
    • Summarize the dilemma.
    • Identify the key points of the dilemma.
    • Define the key terms associated with the dilemma.
    • Analyze the conflicts or controversies involved in the dilemma.
    • Provide an original point of view relative to the dilemma and the issue it signals.
  • Apply Kant’s Categorical Imperative to the dilemma. 
  • Apply one other method you have encountered in lecture material and the readings. 
  • State which of the two methods you selected you prefer and why. 
  • Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography. (Additional academic scholarly research from the past 5 years can be included as well.) 

Note:  Include a reference page at the end of your paper in APA format that includes your bibliography with the annotations removed and any other sources used in your final paper. 

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 8-10 pages (not including title page or references page)
 
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DB-Week9

Describe in 500 words the disaster recovery plan and who is responsible  at your place of employment. Consider the critical business functions and your recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives.

Use at least three sources. Include at least 3 quotes from your sources enclosed in quotation marks and cited in-line by reference to your reference list. Cite your sources. Do not copy. Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format.

Cite your sources. Do not copy. Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format. 

Reply to two classmates’ posting in a paragraph of at least five sentences by asking questions, reflecting on your own experience, challenging assumptions, pointing out something new you learned, offering suggestions. 

 
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Financial Management Project

Research an article from newspaper (or internet, or magazine. The essay should be related to our class study of time value of money and financial planning. Explain the essay with detailed numerical analysis. Summarize your research into a short paper.

To submit,

  1. A copy (file or picture) of the original essay your picked from publications.
  2. Your paper should be no more than ten

The grading will be based upon both numerical analysis and explanation.

Guide for research

Below are some suggested candidates for research topics.

  1. Planning for retirement savings
  2. How much should you earn to justify the cost of your college education?
  3. How much is the value of attending the graduate school?
  4. Project planning
  5. For other topics, please contact the instructor.

Please note that these are open questions. You need to determine your financial needs, the time line, the financial parameters, and how you can achieve your financial goal.  

I have included some useful financial sources.

attached is a sample paper from a former student. 

 
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unit 3 IP

unit 2 is before this one but trying to get a template download. This requires the software below. 

You will need to use MS Project Software for this assignment.

This is how a student obtains a copy not sure if you have this but see below for a 30day free trial

How to obtain a copy of MS Project Submit a request using your student username to COSSystems@coloradotech.edu IT will enter your name in their system Microsoft will send you a username and login to access the site and process the order

Students may also access 30-day free trails at the following locations: MS Project (for Windows users), Project Libre (for Mac users; Windows users should be able to use this as well), or SmartSheet (for Chrome Book users).

At the next meeting, you and the team had a very productive discussion on your findings related to the identification of all of the project activities that must happen to start and finish your project. You even took a step further in working with your team members to estimate resources and cost for each of the activities. 

Everyone feels that it is time to present your findings to Sam and Gloria and provide them with a baseline estimate of how long this project will most likely cost in terms of time and dollars.”Thanks for educating us on the schedule development planning,” says Jerry to you. “We have some great information here, but I think it is too much detail to present to Sam and Gloria.””I agree,” says Melissa. “Does anyone have any ideas on how best to present this information?””We should go ahead and plug this information into a project schedule that both Sam and Gloria know and will appreciate. 

We ought to establish a project baseline at this time. We should define the tasks, start and finish dates, durations, predecessors (sequence of activities), resource names, and possibly cost,” says Sara.

“The project schedule should account for all of the activities that must happen. It must not be less than 30–50 activities and subactivities,” you say.”Oh, that’s great!” says Jim. “Do you think you can prepare it for the team by next week?”

Assignment  Tips: Start by looking at the WBS activities that you defined last week. Think about how you could decompose your work packages into activities and subactivities to complete this coffee house project. 

You should use all of the project artifacts (deliverables) you produced so far and the given project scenario to identify all of the activities that are needed.You should be able to come up with 30–100 activities easily for your schedule baseline. Once those activities have been identified, finish your schedule by plugging in start and finish dates, durations, predecessor relationships, and adding cost and resource names. 

Resource names and cost can be added in the main summary page or directly in the resource sheet. Your project name must go in the first row, and all other activates should be indented under it. You should link all activities to summary tasks and subactivities to the main activity. You may make assumptions for any of this work, and estimates do not need to be real. You should save the finished project file as: “Week 3 deliverable_your name.”

 
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Sustainable Cities, SOS 11, Arizona State

Topic: “Resilience can be applied to cities. They too need to last, to respond to crisis and adapt in a way that may cause them to change and grow differently; cities require an inner strength, a resolve, as well as a strong physical infrastructure and built environment.” (Newman, Beatley, & Boyer, 2009).

Preview the document

Instructions: For this assignment, choose a U.S. city that you are familiar with or one you would like to learn more about. After choosing a city, write at least 1,500 words, following the formatting outlined in the Writing Guide, answering the questions below.

  1. Provide a brief introduction about the city and why you chose it.
  2. What, if anything, makes this city vulnerable with regard to climate change?
  3. What might happen to this city in the future if it continues ‘business as usual’ and no steps are taken to increase its resiliency?
  4. How can the city’s built environment be changed to increase its resiliency?
  5. How can the city’s transportation system be modified to increase resiliency?
  6. What might be an effective way to implement a resiliency plan for this city, or improve upon an existing plan?

3- Word Page Count: 1500 words

 
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Marketing plan

For this assignment, you will document your hypothetical company’s background information and mission statement, your company’s short- and long-term goals, an environmental analysis, and a SWOT analysis.   

Note: You should create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment. 

Instructions   

Create the first part of your marketing plan (Paper 1):  

1. Write an introduction to your company. Describe your hypothetical company, its location, and the product it makes or the service it provides, and introduce the contents of your marketing plan.

2. Develop your company’s mission statement.   

3. Decide the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next year (short term) and the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next five years (long term). Determine the most appropriate ways to measure both short- and long-term goals.   Note: Consider the following metrics: tracking downloads of website content, website visitors, increases in market share, customer value, new product /service adoption rates, retention, rate of growth compared to competition and the market, margin, and customer engagement.   

4. Develop an environmental analysis that includes competitive, economic, political, legal, technological, and sociocultural forces.    

5. Develop both a SWOT analysis and needs analysis for your product / service. Each analysis should examine three strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your company.    

6. Use at least three academic resources as quantitative marketing research to determine the feasibility of your product / service. These resources should be industry specific and relate to your chosen product / service.  

Create the second part of your marketing plan (Paper 2):   

1. Develop a branding strategy for your product / service that covers the brand name, logo, slogan, and at least one brand extension.   

2. Thoroughly analyze the primary and secondary markets that you want to target. Thoroughly include the demographic profile (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), psychographic profile, professional profile, geographic profile, and any other segmentation variable you deem necessary.    

3. Prepare a positioning statement. Include a perceptual map that shows your company’s position against its competitors. From this map, create a statement that depicts your position.    

4. Examine the relevant consumer behavior for your target market. Explain the main reasons why the brand name, logo, slogan, brand extension, as well as the positioning statement are right for the identified target market.   

5. Use at least three academic resources as quantitative marketing research to determine the feasibility of your product / service. These resources should be industry specific and relate to your chosen product / service. 

 
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History

1. watch Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and explain in a one-page paper how Jews did /did not get along with Russians at the turn of the century?

2) dare to watch Russkii Kovcheg (Russian Ark, 2002)–Don’t look at my comments on the film before you watch it–and write a one-page paper explaining the film’s presentation of Russian history.

http://www.ctevans.net/Nvcc/HIS112/Assignments/Reflective.html
 
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