Monday, 31 August 2015

ECO 550 Week 10 Discussion 2

Week 10 Discussion 2
Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Assess both the short-term and the long-term costs and benefits of obtaining a graduate degree. Support your decision to obtain a graduate degree with a cost-benefit analysis of your particular situation.

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EC0 550 Week 10 Discussion 1

Week 10 Discussion 1
Long Term Investment
  • * From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, suggest one (1) method in which Herb could use a cost-benefit analysis to argue for or against an expansion. Create three (3) optimal decision rules for Katrina’s Candies (e.g., whether to hire more staff or hire temporary workers to meet production schedules).

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Friday, 28 August 2015

ECO 550 Assignment 3: Longterm Investment Decisions

Due Week 9 and worth 300 points

Assume that the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company from Assignments 1 and 2 wants to expand and has to make some long-term capital budgeting decisions. The company is currently facing increases in the costs of major ingredients.

Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research government policies and regulation.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting pricing strategies for making their products response to a change in price less elastic. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Examine the major effects that government policies have on production and employment. Predict the potential effects that government policies could have on your company.
  3. Determine whether or not government regulation to ensure fairness in the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food industry is needed. Cite the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Provide two (2) examples of government involvement in a similar market economy to support your response.
  4. Examine the major complexities that would arise under expansion via capital projects. Propose key actions that the company could take in order to prevent or address these complexities.
  5. Suggest the substantive manner in which the company could create a convergence between the interests of stockholders and managers. Indicate the most likely impact to profitability of such a convergence. Provide two (2) examples of instances that support your response.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

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:

  • Propose how differences in demand and elasticity lead managers to develop various pricing strategies.
  • Analyze the economic impact of contracting, governance and organizational form within organizations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics and globalization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and globalization using proper writing mechanics.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ECO 550 Week 9 Discussion 2

Government Regulation" Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, take a position on whether the banking industry needs more or less government regulation. Support your position with two (2) examples of the impact of regulation.

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ECO 550 Week 9 Discussion 1

Impact of Government Regulation" Please respond to the following:

  • * From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, take a position as to whether government regulation is constraining or enabling in this situation, as it relates to the operational efficiency of the company. Speculate on the fundamental manner in which government regulation could impact the shareholders’ wealth and profitability.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

ECO 550 Week 8 Discussion 2

Organizational Form Please respond to the following:

Examine two (2) organizational forms of business (e.g., functional, product, etc.). Predict the possible implications of the principal agent relationship for each of these organizational forms of business. Determine which of the organization forms would have more of an economic impact on the operations of the firm and its ability to maximize profits. Provide a rationale for your response.

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ECO 550 Week 8 Discussion 1

Entering a Merger" Please respond to the following:

* From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, examine the major implications for firms entering into a merger. Explain the criteria the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission would follow when deciding on whether or not to approve a proposed merger.

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

ECO 550 Week 7 Discussion 2

"Price-Setting Strategies" Please respond to the following:

  • Examine the common price setting strategies of airlines that use game theory. Predict the potential effects of such pricing strategies on the demand for seats, and conclude the resulting impact on the profitability of the airlines.

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ECO 550 Week 7 Discussion 1

"Predicting Price-Setting Strategies" Please respond to the following:

  • * From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, determine the importance of predicting the pricing strategies of rival firms in an industry characterized by mutual interdependence. Provide a rationale for your response.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

ECO 550 Week 6 Discussion 2

"Maximizing Revenue" Please respond to the following:

  • * From the scenario, assuming Katrina’s Candies is operating in the monopolistically competitive market structure and faces the following weekly demand and short-run cost functions:

VC = 20Q+0.006665 Q2 with MC=20 + 0.01333Q and FC = $5,000

P = 50-0.01Q and MR = 50-0.02Q

*Where price is in $ and Q is in kilograms. All answers should be rounded to the nearest whole number.

    • Algebraically, determine what price Katrina’s Candies should charge if the company wants to maximize revenue in the short run. Determine the quantity that would be produced at this price and the maximum revenue possible

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ECO 550 Week 6 Discussion 1

"Market Structures" Please respond to the following:

* From the scenario, assuming Katrina’s Candies is operating in the monopolistically competitive market structure and faces the following weekly demand and short-run cost functions:
VC = 20Q 0.006665 Q2 with MC=20 0.01333Q and FC = $5,000

P = 50-0.01Q and MR = 50-0.02Q

*Where price is in $ and Q is in kilograms. All answers should be rounded to the nearest whole number.

Algebraically, determine what price Katrina’s Candies should charge in order for the company to maximize profit in the short run. Determine the quantity that would be produced at this price and the maximum profit possible.

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