Sunday, 23 October 2016

Assignment 1: Demand Estimation

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1. Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations.
2. Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of short-term and long-term pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results. 
3. Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation.
4. Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model remain the same, but that the price has changed. Further assume that the price changes are 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 cents.
a. Plot the demand curve for the firm. 
b. Plot the corresponding supply curve on the same graph using the following MC / supply function Q = -7909.89 + 79.1P with the same prices. 
c. Determine the equilibrium price and quantity. 
d. Outline the significant factors that could cause changes in supply and demand for the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food. Determine the primary manner in which both the short-term and the long-term changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product.
5. Indicate the crucial factors that could cause rightward shifts and leftward shifts of the demand and supply curves for the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food. 
6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment.  Buy now

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Assignment 1: Vice President of Operations, Part 1

Buy now Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: 1. Evaluate key elements of the selected production or service organization’s operational efficiency with its operational strategy. Determine three (3) tasks that do not align with the operational strategy. Determine the weaknesses that are evident in each task. 2. Formulate a new operations strategy for the selected organization based on the four (4) competitive priorities (i.e., cost, quality, time, and flexibility). 3. Analyze both the structure of the competitive priorities and infrastructure of the production process. Develop three (3) new enablers that are aligned with the long-term plan of the selected organization. Evaluate three (3) pros and three (3) cons of the new enablers. 4. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment.

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Assignment 1: Part A: Your Marketing Plan

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 Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you: 
1. Write an introduction to your company. Describe your company, its location, and the product it makes or the service it provides.
 2. Develop an environmental analysis that includes competitive, economic, political, legal, technological, and sociocultural forces. 
3. Determine the primary and secondary target markets for your company. Next, analyze the primary and secondary target markets that you identified for your company. Be sure to cover the 4Ps, 5Cs and STP. 
4. Decide the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next year (short term) and the mains goals that you would like to achieve within the next five (5) 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 adoption rates, retention, rate of growth compared to competition and the market, margin, and customer engagement. 
5. Develop both a SWOT analysis and needs analysis for your product. Each analysis should examine four (4) strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your company.
 6. Use at least four (4) 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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Thursday, 16 June 2016

FIN 534 Week 11 Final Exam Part 2

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  • Question 1

    0 out of 2 points
    Which of the following is NOT normally regarded as being a good reason to establish an ESOP?
    Selected Answer:
    Incorrect 
    To enable the firm to borrow at a below-market interest rate.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct To make it easier to grant stock options to employees.
  • Question 2

    2 out of 2 points
    Which of the following is NOT normally regarded as being a barrier to hostile takeovers?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct 
    Abnormally high executive compensation.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct Abnormally high executive compensation.
  • Question 3

    2 out of 2 points
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct 
    If a company has an established clientele of investors who prefer a high dividend payout, and if management wants to keep stockholders happy, it should not follow the strict residual dividend policy.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct If a company has an established clientele of investors who prefer a high dividend payout, and if management wants to keep stockholders happy, it should not follow the strict residual dividend policy.
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FIN 534 Week 11 Final Exam Part 1

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  • Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
    Selected Answer:
    Incorrect 
    Call options generally sell at a price less than their exercise value.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct 
    Call options generally sell at prices above their exercise value, but for an in-the-money option, the greater the exercise value in relation to the strike price, the lower the premium on the option is likely to be.
    ·         Question 2
    0 out of 2 points
    Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
    Selected Answer:
    Incorrect 
    Call options generally sell at a price below their exercise value, and the lower the exercise value, the lower the premium on the option is likely to be.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct 
    If the underlying stock does not pay a dividend, it does not make good economic sense to exercise a call option prior to its expiration date, even if this would yield an immediate profit.
    ·         Question 3
    2 out of 2 points
    Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct 
    The market value of an option depends in part on the option's time to maturity and also on the variability of the underlying stock's price.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct 
    The market value of an option depends in part on the option's time to maturity and also on the variability of the underlying stock's price.
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

BUS 599 Week 11 Discussion

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Stronger Than Yesterday"  Please respond to the following:
  • Suppose you were invited to join a team in charge of developing an organization’s Business Plan. Explain the strengths that you personally would bring to the team. Provide a rationale for your response.
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BUS 599 Week 10 Discussion

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I Have a Plan"  Please respond to the following:
  • Per the text, planning isn’t just what you do to go into business; it’s what you have to do to stay in business. Speculate on the planning mechanism(s) that you believe would work well for your NAB business if implemented properly. Provide a rationale for your response.
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BUS 599 Week 9 Discussion

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Pitch Perfect"  Please respond to the following:
  • Then, rank the following factors in order of importance when developing an elevator speech, and provide a rationale for your response.
    • Speech is confident, not arrogant
    • Use of positive and compelling words
    • Short in duration
    • General to the industry in question
    • Specific to the company’s mission and company’s values
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

BUS 599 Week 7 Discussion: Mission Impossible

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Mission Possible"  Please respond to the following:
  • Describe how an organization’s mission statement and values are supported by specific aspects in the marketing, operations, technology, management, and social responsibility sections of a business plan.
  • In a real life situation, feedback from your business plan development team can be extremely valuable. Explain the value of receiving feedback from your ‘team’ (your instructor and fellow students) on the various sections of your non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) business plan while you work towards making necessary revisions.
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