Leveraging Power from BATN
Identify two articles in the University Library: one in which the business problem is researched using a qualitative design and the other using a quantitative design.
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In our final week of the course, we will approach things from abroader perspective by shifting from the specific marketing toolsto the marketing strategies in leveraging the Internet for customeracquisition, customer conversion, customer retention, and customervalue growth.
Select a large publicly traded company (such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Disney, etc.). Your company should have been public for at least 5 years. Prepare a paper which discusses the items below.
- Company Overview: State what company you have chosen and provide a brief overview of the company, explaining what industry and lines of business it is in and other noteworthy information. (Good sources: The company’s annual report, 10K SEC filing, Mergent database, Hoover’s database.)
- Competitive Overview: Identify the company’s primary competitors. Show the size in revenues or market cap of the company along with its top competitors. Discuss anything noteworthy related to competition. (Good sources: Yahoo! Finance, Mergent, Hoover’s.)
- Financial Overview: Review the company’s recent financial performance. Provide a high level summary of the income statement and balance sheet for the most recent (2 or 3) years available. Provide at least two financial ratios and explain their meaning. Provide a brief analysis of the financial information you have presented. (Good sources: Yahoo! Finance and Google Finance, 10K SEC filing.)
- Paper Mechanicsshould be as follows:
- The body of the paper should be 2-3 pages.
- The paper should be in APA format (i.e. cover page, double-spaced, 12 pt font, reference section at end, etc.).
- The paper should include at least 3 sources, such as the annual report, Yahoo! Finance or Google Finance, the company’s web site, etc.
- The paper should be divided into the sections indicated above (label each section clearly).
Consider the ethics of change – if you are a Canadian company owner expanding your business abroad, whose work standards should you follow in the new location (Canadian? the local standards? or both?) how and why?
You are a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company and you must present an analysis of the financial data to the executives.
Select a publicly traded company in the same industry as the company you work for or one that you would like to work in.
Locate the company’s annual report and any other available data (e.g. units manufactured, revenue, etc.) that is available for the last 5 years.
Use one of the company’s historical data sets to calculate the standard deviation of the selected data for the last 5 years.
Discuss what the standard deviation means.
Analyze data using variance and standard deviation.
Create an 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation including detailed speaker notes in which you include the following:
- Graph the company’s selected financial data.
- Explain the role of standard deviation in financial analysis.
- Explain any other uses for standard deviation in a business setting.
Globalization, high expertise availability in few locations, stringent quality and short delivery time and many new developments are giving rise to online interactive real time working platforms at geographically dispersed centres. These are now a reality in many industries like IT, R&D, sophisticated logistics and supply chain, top level consultancy. For this,organization structure and working systems are also changing. Sophisticated Virtual teams are emerging as a way to manage multi-location multi-skill networked teams Consequently,leaders must understand the fast changing business environment, evolving market dynamics, disrupting technologies transforming business organizations. These require different leadership styles to direct, communicate, motivate people and align values in dispersed areas. Can you find out how informal leadership can build a cohesive team from such diverse group of team members and strive for success.
Your write up should be of minimum 2000 words and must have at least 10 quality references with LINKS not from ebooks.
Option 2: Project Management Plan. This option has two steps:
1) Use this template to create a project charter for a time monitoring system: http://it.ucsf.edu/sites/it.ucsf.edu/files/enterprise_reporting_charter.pdf
2) Use this software development plan to fill in the template:
You’ll read the document to fill in the template. Use MS Word. Because there is not a perfect match between the two documents, be creative(team member names, project start and end dates, budget numbers)
1. Did Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams successfully represent the Party as Jefferson intended when he founded it? Where might Jefferson have directly fought against his successors?
Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
2. Is the term Republican Motherhood misleading? Using at least one example from the reading, explain how this gender expectation impacted American culture during the Jeffersonian period.
Your response must be at least 200 words in length
The objective of this short writing exercise is to clearly identify and narrow down a hypothetical but realistic work-related problem. You will also state the purpose of a proposed analytical report designed to effectively address the problem. Use the following format:
- Problem Statement – identify a significant problem (two sentences)
- Problem Question – narrow down the problem (one sentence)
- Purpose Statement – “bring focus and perspective [to] what the report is meant to accomplish.” (one sentence) p.354 (Meyer)
Aim to ensure the three components can easily be understood by the average reader, i.e. one would not need to be an expert in your particular field.
Use ‘Reply’ to provide feedback (#1) to one of your classmates by asking a one sentence clarification question about either the ‘scope’, ‘limitations’, or ‘importance’ of their proposed report. Only one question should be directed at each student’s post, so select a submission to which nobody else has yet responded. Also using ‘Reply’, this question should then be answered in a single but thorough sentence by the author of the original post — feedback (#2). The due date for feedback question #1 is 5 pm, Friday, June 10. The deadline for feedback response #2 is 5 pm, Monday, June 17. Please let me know if you have any questions.
case from chapter 10: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4
All cases have the same questions.
CASE NAME: ____________________________
- Legal Cognizance
- Briefly describe the facts.
- Which facts were key to the outcome?
- Legal issue:
- What legal issue(s) does this case illustrate (i.e. why is this case in the chapter)?
- What are all of the elements of the main legal rule that this case illustrates? For instance, if the case is about undue influence, list ALL of the elements that the court in this case said had to be proven by the plaintiff.
Repeat 2. For each issue raised. (For example, a case may discuss 1. Whether there is an implied-in-fact contract, and II. Whether the UCC or common law applied. If so, you will repeat 2. For each of these two issues.)
- Expand Perspective, Gain Interpersonal Understanding, and Critically Assess Implications
- Prevailing party’s point of view:
- What legal arguments were made by the prevailing party?
- What facts, legal reasoning, social policy, and ethical principles would support a ruling for the prevailing party?
- What were the probable motivations behind the prevailing party’s actions leading up to the dispute? After the dispute?
Repeat 3. For each and every issue in the case.
- Losing party’s point of view:
- What legal arguments were made by the losing party?
- What facts, legal reasoning, social policy, and ethical principles would support a ruling for the losing party?
- What were the probable motivations behind the losing party’s actions leading up to the dispute? After the dispute?
Repeat 4. For each and every issue in the case.
- Judge’s point of view:
- How did the court rule on each argument?
- What facts, legal reasoning, social policy, and ethical principles did the court use to support its ruling?
- What were the probable motivations behind the judge’s decision?
Repeat 5. For each ruling made by the judge.
- Find Recent Developments and Diverse Theories, Synthesize, and Compare
- Different Rules: Pose the question “What if the court adopted a different legal rule?”
- Search the web for other articles to refer to in your article or call an attorney or business professional who may have experience with this type of issue. Write a brief one-paragraph summary of this case or article:
- Ponder and reflect to compare this case to recent news and cases. This is the really cool part. You will be thinking like a legally astute manager, owner, or professional as you read, analyze and compare cases to draw your conclusions. Some neat ideas to help with your analysis: If the outcomes of the recent cases you found are different, can you make sense of the different outcomes? Are there different legal standards that make for different outcomes? Is there a trend leaning more in favor of a plaintiff or defendant’s position? Are the outcomes the same or different simply because the facts are similar or dissimilar? What accounts for the same or different results? Write your thoughts here:
- Creative, Application and Critical Thinking Questions
- Your point of view of the case in the book:
- Do you agree or disagree with the actual outcome? Why or why not?
- Change it up: Pose the question “What if the facts were different?” Create changes to the facts that would probably result in a different outcome of the case and, using critical thinking and legal reasoning, tell why your change in facts would make a difference.
- Relate the case to your own experience, if applicable, or to the experience someone else has shared with you.
- How will you apply the lessons from this case to your future career?
- Write recommendations to avoid future legal problems and that best suit the objectives of a firm or company in your chosen career field.