1. What is the preparation of reports for each level of responsibility in the company’s organization chart called? 2. As Plant Controller, you are trying to determine which costs over which you have the most control on a day to day basis. Your goal is to achieve better profitability. The Plant Operations Manager suggests that overhead is the easiest area to directly reduce costs. Which of the following items would be classified as manufacturing overhead? 3. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals: Income Statement Balance Sheet Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000 Closing entries are necessary for __________. 4. A well-designed activity-based costing system starts with __________. 5. Balance sheet accounts are considered to be __________. 6. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting? 7. “Generally accepted” in the phrase generally accepted accounting principles means that the principles __________. 8. Which one of the following is a product cost? 9. A company just starting in business purchased three merchandise inventory items at the following prices. First purchase $80; Second purchase $95; Third purchase $85. If the company sold two units for a total of $240 and used FIFO costing, the gross profit for the period would be _____. 10. The cost principle requires that when assets are acquired, they be recorded at __________. 11. What exists when budgeted costs exceed actual results? 12. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals: Income Statement Balance Sheet Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000 The net income (or loss) for the period is __________. 13. Multinational corporations __________. 14. If a price ceiling is a binding constraint on the market, __________. 15. Resources are __________. 16. Without trade, __________. 17. To move the allocation of resources closer to the social optimum, policymakers should typically try to induce firms in an oligopoly to __________. 18. The price of a good that prevails in a world market is called the 19. Lucy starts her own psychiatric practice, but her expenditures to open the practice exceed her income. Lucy is a __________. 20. Lekeisha’s income exceeds her expenditures. Lekeisha is a __________. 21. The open-economy macroeconomic model examines the determination of __________. 22. The political business cycle refers to __________. 23. The balance of payment account is made up of: 24. The Federal Reserve will tend to tighten monetary policy when __________. 25. Which of the following statements about GDP is correct? 26. President George W. Bush and congress cut taxes and raised government expenditures in 2003. Which of the following is not correct? 27. Which of the following best describes a mental image of a possible and desirable future state of the organization? 28. A series of quality standards developed by a committee working under the International Organization for Standardization to improve total quality in all businesses for the benefit of both producers and consumers is: 29. A manager’s ability to stimulate people to be high performers is referred to as: 30. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as: 31. Which of the following statements does NOT support Total Quality Management? 32. Which of the following has proven to be a particularly good predictor for jobs that require cognitive complexity? 33. Listening to employee suggestions, gaining support for organizational objectives and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork are all considered: 34. An invisible barrier that makes it difficult for certain groups, such as minorities and women, to move beyond a certain level in the organizational hierarchy is referred to as the: 35. The best way for an employer to find out if a potential employee can do a job is by __________. 36. When a company establishes technology leadership by pioneering unique products or services that command premium prices, it has benefited from a: 37. Teams that operate separately from the regular work structure and exist temporarily are known as: 38. __________ is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals. 39. Which of these refers to the practices aimed at discovering and harnessing an organization’s intellectual resources? 40. To be competitive in a global economy, Europeans must increase their level of: 41. Use the following table to answer question: P(S | W) is approximately _____. 42. A poll showed that 48 out of 120 randomly chosen graduates of California medical schools last year intended to specialize in family practice. What is the width of a 90% confidence interval for the proportion that plan to specialize in family practice? 43. Use the following table to answer question: Are Service provider and county independent events? 44. Dullco Manufacturing claims that its alkaline batteries last forty hours on average in a certain type of portable CD player. Tests on a random sample of 18 batteries showed a mean battery life of 37.8 hours with a standard deviation of 5.4 hours. In determining the p-value for reporting the study’s findings, which of the following is true? 45. Which of the following statements is true? 46. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________. 47. Companies using lean systems generally have: 48. Theoretically, service capacity must exceed demand, lest queues become infinitely long. If capacity does not exceed demand, what is likely to happen? 49. A computer analysis reveals that the best-fitting trend model is Yt = 4.12 e 0.987 t. The trend was fitted using year-end common stock prices for Melodic Kortholt Outlet for the last six years. The R2 is 0.8571. If we fit a linear trend to data that are growing exponentially __________. 50. Which is not a tool of statistical quality control? 51. Which one of the following statements about managerial inputs to production and staffing plans is best? 52. Networks enable which of the following applications? 53. Fundamental points about network computing in organizations include all of the following except: 54. Which of the following are disadvantages of the buy option for acquiring IS applications? 55. Which of the following is not a source for external data? 56. A set of programs that enable the hardware to process data is _____. 57. Which of the following are not provided by digital dashboards? 58. Computer support is greatest for which of the following problems? 59. Which of the following is not a reason that managers need IT support? 60. International Game Technology’s new ERP system produced all of the following benefits except: 61. The management cockpit best exemplifies which type of system? 62. Given the following annual net cash flows, determine the IRR to the nearest whole percent of a project with an initial outlay of $1,520. Year Net Cash Flow 1 $1,000 2 $1,500 3 $500 63. A stock with a beta greater than 1.0 has returns that are _____ volatile than the market, and a stock with a beta of less than 1.0 exhibits returns which are _____ volatile than those of the market portfolio. 64. The common stockholders are most concerned with: 65. An increase in future value can be caused by an increase in the __________. 66. If the quote for a forward exchange contract is greater than the computed price, the forward contract is: 67. Mortgage bonds: 68. You hold a portfolio with the following securities: Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return X Corporation 20% 1.35 14% Y Corporation 35% .95 10% Z Corporation 45% .75 8% Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio. 69. A machine costs $1,000, has a three-year life, and has an estimated salvage value of $100. It will generate after-tax annual cash flows (ACF) of $600 a year, starting next year. If your required rate of return for the project is 10%, what is the NPV of this investment? (Round your answerwer to the nearest $10.) 70. What is the yield to maturity of a nine-year bond that pays a coupon rate of 20% per year, has a $1,000 par value, and is currently priced at $1,407? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent and assume annual coupon payments. 71. Petrified Forest Skin Care, Inc. pays an annual perpetual dividend of $1.70 per share. If the stock is currently selling for $21.25 per share, what is the expected rate of return on this stock? 72. Which of the following represents an attempt to measure the earnings of the firm’s operations over a given time period? 73. Bondholders have a priority claim on assets ahead of: 74. Your company is considering an investment in a project which would require an initial outlay of $300,000 and produce expected cash flows in Years 1 through 5 of $87,385 per year. You have determined that the current after-tax cost of the firm’s capital (required rate of return) for each source of financing is as follows: Cost of debt 8% Cost of preferred stock 12% Cost of common stock 16% Long-term debt currently makes up 20% of the capital structure, preferred stock 10%, and common stock 70%. What is the net present value of this project? 75. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market. 76. The economists’ view of buyers: 77. When one considers the strategy decisions organized by the four Ps, branding is related to packaging as: 78. The basic objective of the U.S. market-directed economic system is to: 79. “Marketing strategy planning” means: 80. In an effort to increase its total sales, Champion has started exporting its spark plugs for use by several German auto producers. Champion is pursuing a _____ opportunity. 81. The difference between target marketing and mass marketing is that target marketing: 82. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called: 83. When looking at demographic dimensions, marketers should: 84. “Positioning”: 85. Coca-Cola is taking advantage of the new willingness of Chinese leaders to engage in international trade by marketing its soft drinks in China. What type of opportunity is Coke pursuing? 86. A cluster analysis of the “toothpaste market” would probably show that: 87. Overtime pay is required to be paid to nonexempt employees who work: 88. To be guilty of monopolization, the defendant must: 89. Mary arrived at work one day, and her boss said to her, “That’s the ugliest dress I have ever seen. Because you wore that to work today, you are fired.” Assuming that Mary is an at-will employee, which of the following is true? 90. Which of the following is correct about litigating commercial disputes? 91. The tort of palming off involves: 92. An agent’s obligation to perform in accordance with the terms of the agency arrangement is the agent’s duty of: 93. Which of the following terms is not required to be disclosed under the Truth-in-Lending Act? 94. The theory of business social responsibility that holds that a business owes duties solely to produce the highest return for its shareholders is: 95. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was: 96. Generally, which of the following statements relating to contractual capacity is correct? 97. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States. 98. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner. 99. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods?

1. What is the preparation of reports for each level of responsibility in the company’s organization chart called?

2. As Plant Controller, you are trying to determine which costs over which you have the most control on a day to day basis. Your goal is to achieve better profitability. The Plant Operations Manager suggests that overhead is the easiest area to directly reduce costs. Which of the following items would be classified as manufacturing overhead?

3. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals:

Income Statement Balance Sheet

Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.

Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000

Closing entries are necessary for __________.

4. A well-designed activity-based costing system starts with __________.

5. Balance sheet accounts are considered to be __________.

6. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting?

7. “Generally accepted” in the phrase generally accepted accounting principles means that the principles __________.

8. Which one of the following is a product cost?

9. A company just starting in business purchased three merchandise inventory items at the following prices. First purchase $80; Second purchase $95; Third purchase $85. If the company sold two units for a total of $240 and used FIFO costing, the gross profit for the period would be _____.

10. The cost principle requires that when assets are acquired, they be recorded at __________.

11. What exists when budgeted costs exceed actual results?

12. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals:

Income Statement Balance Sheet

Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.

Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000

The net income (or loss) for the period is __________.

13. Multinational corporations __________.

14. If a price ceiling is a binding constraint on the market, __________.

15. Resources are __________.

16. Without trade, __________.

17. To move the allocation of resources closer to the social optimum, policymakers should typically try to induce firms in an oligopoly to __________.

18. The price of a good that prevails in a world market is called the

19. Lucy starts her own psychiatric practice, but her expenditures to open the practice exceed her income. Lucy is a __________.

20. Lekeisha’s income exceeds her expenditures. Lekeisha is a __________.

21. The open-economy macroeconomic model examines the determination of __________.

22. The political business cycle refers to __________.

23. The balance of payment account is made up of:

24. The Federal Reserve will tend to tighten monetary policy when __________.

25. Which of the following statements about GDP is correct?

26. President George W. Bush and congress cut taxes and raised government expenditures in 2003. Which of the following is not correct?

27. Which of the following best describes a mental image of a possible and desirable future state of the organization?

28. A series of quality standards developed by a committee working under the International Organization for Standardization to improve total quality in all businesses for the benefit of both producers and consumers is:

29. A manager’s ability to stimulate people to be high performers is referred to as:

30. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as:

31. Which of the following statements does NOT support Total Quality Management?

32. Which of the following has proven to be a particularly good predictor for jobs that require cognitive complexity?

33. Listening to employee suggestions, gaining support for organizational objectives and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork are all considered:

34. An invisible barrier that makes it difficult for certain groups, such as minorities and women, to move beyond a certain level in the organizational hierarchy is referred to as the:

35. The best way for an employer to find out if a potential employee can do a job is by __________.

36. When a company establishes technology leadership by pioneering unique products or services that command premium prices, it has benefited from a:

37. Teams that operate separately from the regular work structure and exist temporarily are known as:

38. __________ is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals.

39. Which of these refers to the practices aimed at discovering and harnessing an organization’s intellectual resources?

40. To be competitive in a global economy, Europeans must increase their level of:

41. Use the following table to answer question:

 

P(S | W) is approximately _____.

42. A poll showed that 48 out of 120 randomly chosen graduates of California medical schools last year intended to specialize in family practice. What is the width of a 90% confidence interval for the proportion that plan to specialize in family practice?

43. Use the following table to answer question:

Are Service provider and county independent events?

44. Dullco Manufacturing claims that its alkaline batteries last forty hours on average in a certain type of portable CD player. Tests on a random sample of 18 batteries showed a mean battery life of 37.8 hours with a standard deviation of 5.4 hours.

In determining the p-value for reporting the study’s findings, which of the following is true?

45. Which of the following statements is true?

46. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________.

47. Companies using lean systems generally have:

48. Theoretically, service capacity must exceed demand, lest queues become infinitely long. If capacity does not exceed demand, what is likely to happen?

49. A computer analysis reveals that the best-fitting trend model is Yt = 4.12 e 0.987 t. The trend was fitted using year-end common stock prices for Melodic Kortholt Outlet for the last six years. The R2 is 0.8571.

If we fit a linear trend to data that are growing exponentially __________.

50. Which is not a tool of statistical quality control?

51. Which one of the following statements about managerial inputs to production and staffing plans is best?

52. Networks enable which of the following applications?

53. Fundamental points about network computing in organizations include all of the following except:

54. Which of the following are disadvantages of the buy option for acquiring IS applications?

55. Which of the following is not a source for external data?

56. A set of programs that enable the hardware to process data is _____.

57. Which of the following are not provided by digital dashboards?

58. Computer support is greatest for which of the following problems?

59. Which of the following is not a reason that managers need IT support?

60. International Game Technology’s new ERP system produced all of the following benefits except:

61. The management cockpit best exemplifies which type of system?

62. Given the following annual net cash flows, determine the IRR to the nearest whole percent of a project with an initial outlay of $1,520.

Year Net Cash Flow

1 $1,000

2 $1,500

3 $500

63. A stock with a beta greater than 1.0 has returns that are _____ volatile than the market, and a stock with a beta of less than 1.0 exhibits returns which are _____ volatile than those of the market portfolio.

64. The common stockholders are most concerned with:

65. An increase in future value can be caused by an increase in the __________.

66. If the quote for a forward exchange contract is greater than the computed price, the forward contract is:

67. Mortgage bonds:

68. You hold a portfolio with the following securities:

Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return

X Corporation 20% 1.35 14%

Y Corporation 35% .95 10%

Z Corporation 45% .75 8%

Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio.

69. A machine costs $1,000, has a three-year life, and has an estimated salvage value of $100. It will generate after-tax annual cash flows (ACF) of $600 a year, starting next year. If your required rate of return for the project is 10%, what is the NPV of this investment? (Round your answerwer to the nearest $10.)

70. What is the yield to maturity of a nine-year bond that pays a coupon rate of 20% per year, has a $1,000 par value, and is currently priced at $1,407? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent and assume annual coupon payments.

71. Petrified Forest Skin Care, Inc. pays an annual perpetual dividend of $1.70 per share. If the stock is currently selling for $21.25 per share, what is the expected rate of return on this stock?

72. Which of the following represents an attempt to measure the earnings of the firm’s operations over a given time period?

73. Bondholders have a priority claim on assets ahead of:

74. Your company is considering an investment in a project which would require an initial outlay of $300,000 and produce expected cash flows in Years 1 through 5 of $87,385 per year. You have determined that the current after-tax cost of the firm’s capital (required rate of return) for each source of financing is as follows:

Cost of debt 8%

Cost of preferred stock 12%

Cost of common stock 16%

Long-term debt currently makes up 20% of the capital structure, preferred stock 10%, and common stock 70%. What is the net present value of this project?

75. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market.

76. The economists’ view of buyers:

77. When one considers the strategy decisions organized by the four Ps, branding is related to packaging as:

78. The basic objective of the U.S. market-directed economic system is to:

79. “Marketing strategy planning” means:

80. In an effort to increase its total sales, Champion has started exporting its spark plugs for use by several German auto producers. Champion is pursuing a _____ opportunity.

81. The difference between target marketing and mass marketing is that target marketing:

82. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called:

83. When looking at demographic dimensions, marketers should:

84. “Positioning”:

85. Coca-Cola is taking advantage of the new willingness of Chinese leaders to engage in international trade by marketing its soft drinks in China. What type of opportunity is Coke pursuing?

86. A cluster analysis of the “toothpaste market” would probably show that:

87. Overtime pay is required to be paid to nonexempt employees who work:

88. To be guilty of monopolization, the defendant must:

89. Mary arrived at work one day, and her boss said to her, “That’s the ugliest dress I have ever seen. Because you wore that to work today, you are fired.” Assuming that Mary is an at-will employee, which of the following is true?

90. Which of the following is correct about litigating commercial disputes?

91. The tort of palming off involves:

92. An agent’s obligation to perform in accordance with the terms of the agency arrangement is the agent’s duty of:

93. Which of the following terms is not required to be disclosed under the Truth-in-Lending Act?

94. The theory of business social responsibility that holds that a business owes duties solely to produce the highest return for its shareholders is:

95. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was:

96. Generally, which of the following statements relating to contractual capacity is correct?

97. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States.

98. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner.

99. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods?

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1. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals: Income Statement Balance Sheet Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000 To enter the net income (or loss) for the period into the above worksheet requires an entry to the __________. 2. Which one of the following is a product cost? 3. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals: Income Statement Balance Sheet Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000 The net income (or loss) for the period is __________. 4. If a company reports a net loss, it __________. 5. Which one of the following items is not generally used in preparing a statement of cash flows? 6. The first step in activity-based costing is to __________. 7. Which list below best describes the major services performed by public accountants? 8. Hess, Inc. sells a single product with a contribution margin of $12 per unit and fixed costs of $74,400 and sales for the current year of $100,000. How much is Hess’s break even point? 9. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting? 10. Disney’s variable costs are 30% of sales. The company is contemplating an advertising campaign that will cost $22,000. If sales are expected to increase $40,000, by how much will the company’s net income increase? 11. “Generally accepted” in the phrase generally accepted accounting principles means that the principles __________. 12. What is the preparation of reports for each level of responsibility in the company’s organization chart called? 13. These are selected account balances on December 31, 2008. Land (location of the corporation’s office building) $150,000 Land (held for future use) 225,000 Corporate Office Building 900,000 Inventory 300,000 Equipment 675,000 Office Furniture 150,000 Accumulated Depreciation 450,000 What is the net amount of property, plant, and equipment that will appear on the balance sheet? 14. A well-designed activity-based costing system starts with __________. 15. In computing GDP, market prices are used to value final goods and services because __________. 16. Maurice receives $100 as a birthday gift. In deciding how to spend the money, he narrows his options down to four choices: Option A, Option B, Option C, and Option D. Each option costs $100. Finally he decides on Option B. The opportunity cost of this decision is __________. 17. Lekeisha’s income exceeds her expenditures. Lekeisha is a __________. 18. When a firm sells a good or a service, the sale contributes to the nation’s income __________. 19. The general term for market structures that fall somewhere in-between monopoly and perfect competition is __________. 20. The price of a good that prevails in a world market is called the 21. One characteristic of an oligopoly market structure is: 22. The Federal Reserve will tend to tighten monetary policy when __________. 23. The model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply explains the relationship between __________. 24. The political business cycle refers to __________. 25. The balance of payment account is made up of: 26. In general, the longest lag for __________. 27. The Federal Open Market Committee __________. 28. Which of these refers to the practices aimed at discovering and harnessing an organization’s intellectual resources? 29. Having individuals actually do the job they are applying for as a test to see if they can do it is __________. 30. Teams that operate separately from the regular work structure and exist temporarily are known as: 31. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as: 32. Managers will utilize __________ skills with increasing frequency as they rise within an organization. 33. Building a dynamic organization is another way of describing which function of management? 34. Which of the following has proven to be a particularly good predictor for jobs that require cognitive complexity? 35. The pursuit of lucrative opportunities by enterprising individuals is called: 36. One of the most important contributors to total quality management has been the introduction of statistical tools to analyze the causes of product defects in an approach called: 37. A leader is: 38. The most dominant areas in the global economy include: 39. The Aquatic Center, Inc. periodically reviews the goals of the company. During the process, The Aquatic Center managers analyze their current strategies as compared to their competitors, determine goals that they will pursue and decide upon specific actions for each area of the company to take in pursuit of these goals. The Aquatic Center managers have been engaged in the management function of: 40. The basic components of an effective sexual harassment policy include the following EXCEPT: 41. An invisible barrier that makes it difficult for certain groups, such as minorities and women, to move beyond a certain level in the organizational hierarchy is referred to as the: 42. Use the following table to answer question: P(M A) is approximately _____. 43. Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18. For this sample, which measure of central tendency is least representative of the “typical” student? 44. Independent events A and B would be consistent with which of the following statements: 45. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________. 46. Use the following table to answer question: Are Service provider and county independent events? 47. Thirty patients are selected from a filing cabinet containing 812 patient folders by choosing every 27th patient folder. Which sampling method is this? 48. Suppose the estimated quadratic model Yt = 500 + 20 t – t2 is the best-fitting trend of sales of XYZ Inc. using data for the past twenty years (t = 1, 2,.., 20). Which statement is incorrect? 49. A computer analysis reveals that the best-fitting trend model is Yt = 4.12 e 0.987 t. The trend was fitted using year-end common stock prices for Melodic Kortholt Outlet for the last six years. The R2 is 0.8571. If we fit a linear trend to data that are growing exponentially __________. 50. Assume that the arrival of airplanes at a one-runway airport is a Poisson distribution with a mean rate of = 8 planes per hour. The landing time is an exponential distribution with a mean of 5 minutes per plane. What is the mean number of planes in the system? 51. In an activity-on-node [AON] network, the nodes represent ____________, whereas the arcs represent ____________. 52. Queuing models use an A/B/C notation. What do these variables represent? 53. What is _____ is not necessarily _____. 54. Various organizations that promote fair and responsible use of information systems often develop __________. 55. In the _____ phase of the decision making process, managers test potential solutions “on paper.” 56. It is very difficult to manage data for which of the following reasons? 57. The force behind globalization in _____ was the amount of muscle, horsepower, wind power, or steam power that a country could deploy. 58. Which of the following is not a function of functional area information systems? 59. A company wants to use data from past promotional mailings to identify people who would likely respond favorably to future mailings. This company would most likely use _____. 60. The management cockpit best exemplifies which type of system? 61. _____ is a process that helps organizations identify, select, organize, disseminate, transfer, and apply expertise that are part of the organization’s memory and typically reside inside the organization in an unstructured manner. 62. International Game Technology’s new ERP system produced all of the following benefits except: 63. Mortgage bonds: 64. According to the hedging principle, permanent assets should be financed with _____ liabilities. 65. A stock with a beta greater than 1.0 has returns that are _____ volatile than the market, and a stock with a beta of less than 1.0 exhibits returns which are _____ volatile than those of the market portfolio. 66. The common stockholders are most concerned with: 67. An increase in future value can be caused by an increase in the __________. 68. You hold a portfolio with the following securities: Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return X Corporation 20% 1.35 14% Y Corporation 35% .95 10% Z Corporation 45% .75 8% Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio. 69. At what rate must $400 be compounded annually for it to grow to $716.40 in 10 years? 70. Bell Weather, Inc. has a beta of 1.25. The return on the market portfolio is 12.5%, and the risk-free rate is 5%. According to CAPM, what is the required return on this stock? 71. Petrified Forest Skin Care, Inc. pays an annual perpetual dividend of $1.70 per share. If the stock is currently selling for $21.25 per share, what is the expected rate of return on this stock? 72. Exchange rate risk: 73. Dublin International Corporation’s marginal tax rate is 40%. It can issue three-year bonds with a coupon rate of 8.5% and par value of $1,000. The bonds can be sold now at a price of $938.90 each. The underwriters will charge $23 per bond in flotation costs. Determine the approximate after-tax cost of debt for Dublin International to use in a capital budgeting analysis. 74. PepsiCo calculates unlevered betas for each peer group in order to: 75. If the quote for a forward exchange contract is greater than the computed price, the forward contract is: 76. The difference between target marketing and mass marketing is that target marketing: 77. The basic objective of the U.S. market-directed economic system is to: 78. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called: 79. When evaluating macro-marketing: 80. Marketing: 81. When one considers the strategy decisions organized by the four Ps, branding is related to packaging as: 82. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market. 83. The three basic tasks of ALL managers, according to the text, are: 84. When doing “positioning,” a marketing manager should: 85. In comparison to the buying of final consumers, the purchasing of organizational buyers: 86. Good marketing strategy planners know that: 87. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called: 88. Bob, an employee of Risky Manufacturing, Inc. is accidentally injured by a fellow worker while working his shift. Under workers’ compensation, Bob can: 89. In which of the following are these steps of a criminal case listed in the correct order? 90. Probable cause is most directly associated with which step of the criminal process? 91. Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, rather than making a presumption whether monopoly power exists, the courts will examine all the facts and circumstances to determine whether monopoly power exists when the defendant holds between _____ percent and _____ percent of the relevant market: 92. Which of the following statements is not true under the Fair Labor Standards Act? 93. If you are a creditor, your best protection in the event of the debtor’s bankruptcy (including protection from the debtor’s other creditors) is usually obtained if you had previously received: 94. Which of the following statements is true regarding the relationship of law and ethics? a. In some cases ethics will require a higher standard of conduct than the law, but never vice versa. 95. Which of the following lists, in descending priority, of sources considered by most courts in settling questions of international law? 96. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was: 97. If a minor wishes to be bound to a contract after becoming an adult, she must: 98. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States. 99. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods? 100. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner.

1. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals:

Income Statement Balance Sheet

Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.

Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000

To enter the net income (or loss) for the period into the above worksheet requires an entry to the __________.

2. Which one of the following is a product cost?

3. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals:

Income Statement Balance Sheet

Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.

Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000

The net income (or loss) for the period is __________.

4. If a company reports a net loss, it __________.

5. Which one of the following items is not generally used in preparing a statement of cash flows?

6. The first step in activity-based costing is to __________.

7. Which list below best describes the major services performed by public accountants?

8. Hess, Inc. sells a single product with a contribution margin of $12 per unit and fixed costs of $74,400 and sales for the current year of $100,000. How much is Hess’s break even point?

9. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting?

10. Disney’s variable costs are 30% of sales. The company is contemplating an advertising campaign that will cost $22,000. If sales are expected to increase $40,000, by how much will the company’s net income increase?

11. “Generally accepted” in the phrase generally accepted accounting principles means that the principles __________.

12. What is the preparation of reports for each level of responsibility in the company’s organization chart called?

13. These are selected account balances on December 31, 2008.

Land (location of the corporation’s office building) $150,000

Land (held for future use) 225,000

Corporate Office Building 900,000

Inventory 300,000

Equipment 675,000

Office Furniture 150,000

Accumulated Depreciation 450,000

What is the net amount of property, plant, and equipment that will appear on the balance sheet?

14. A well-designed activity-based costing system starts with __________.

15. In computing GDP, market prices are used to value final goods and services because __________.

16. Maurice receives $100 as a birthday gift. In deciding how to spend the money, he narrows his options down to four choices: Option A, Option B, Option C, and Option D. Each option costs $100. Finally he decides on Option B. The opportunity cost of this decision is __________.

17. Lekeisha’s income exceeds her expenditures. Lekeisha is a __________.

18. When a firm sells a good or a service, the sale contributes to the nation’s income __________.

19. The general term for market structures that fall somewhere in-between monopoly and perfect competition is __________.

20. The price of a good that prevails in a world market is called the

21. One characteristic of an oligopoly market structure is:

22. The Federal Reserve will tend to tighten monetary policy when __________.

23. The model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply explains the relationship between __________.

24. The political business cycle refers to __________.

25. The balance of payment account is made up of:

26. In general, the longest lag for __________.

27. The Federal Open Market Committee __________.

28. Which of these refers to the practices aimed at discovering and harnessing an organization’s intellectual resources?

29. Having individuals actually do the job they are applying for as a test to see if they can do it is __________.

30. Teams that operate separately from the regular work structure and exist temporarily are known as:

31. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as:

32. Managers will utilize __________ skills with increasing frequency as they rise within an organization.

33. Building a dynamic organization is another way of describing which function of management?

34. Which of the following has proven to be a particularly good predictor for jobs that require cognitive complexity?

35. The pursuit of lucrative opportunities by enterprising individuals is called:

36. One of the most important contributors to total quality management has been the introduction of statistical tools to analyze the causes of product defects in an approach called:

37. A leader is:

38. The most dominant areas in the global economy include:

39. The Aquatic Center, Inc. periodically reviews the goals of the company. During the process, The Aquatic Center managers analyze their current strategies as compared to their competitors, determine goals that they will pursue and decide upon specific actions for each area of the company to take in pursuit of these goals. The Aquatic Center managers have been engaged in the management function of:

40. The basic components of an effective sexual harassment policy include the following EXCEPT:

41. An invisible barrier that makes it difficult for certain groups, such as minorities and women, to move beyond a certain level in the organizational hierarchy is referred to as the:

42. Use the following table to answer question:

P(M A) is approximately _____.

43. Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18.

For this sample, which measure of central tendency is least representative of the “typical” student?

44. Independent events A and B would be consistent with which of the following statements:

45. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________.

46. Use the following table to answer question:

Are Service provider and county independent events?

47. Thirty patients are selected from a filing cabinet containing 812 patient folders by choosing every 27th patient folder. Which sampling method is this?

48. Suppose the estimated quadratic model Yt = 500 + 20 tt2 is the best-fitting trend of sales of XYZ Inc. using data for the past twenty years (t = 1, 2,.., 20).

Which statement is incorrect?

49. A computer analysis reveals that the best-fitting trend model is Yt = 4.12 e 0.987 t. The trend was fitted using year-end common stock prices for Melodic Kortholt Outlet for the last six years. The R2 is 0.8571.

If we fit a linear trend to data that are growing exponentially __________.

50. Assume that the arrival of airplanes at a one-runway airport is a Poisson distribution with a mean rate of = 8 planes per hour. The landing time is an exponential distribution with a mean of 5 minutes per plane. What is the mean number of planes in the system?

51. In an activity-on-node [AON] network, the nodes represent ____________, whereas the arcs represent ____________.

52. Queuing models use an A/B/C notation. What do these variables represent?

53. What is _____ is not necessarily _____.

54. Various organizations that promote fair and responsible use of information systems often develop __________.

55. In the _____ phase of the decision making process, managers test potential solutions “on paper.”

56. It is very difficult to manage data for which of the following reasons?

57. The force behind globalization in _____ was the amount of muscle, horsepower, wind power, or steam power that a country could deploy.

58. Which of the following is not a function of functional area information systems?

59. A company wants to use data from past promotional mailings to identify people who would likely respond favorably to future mailings. This company would most likely use _____.

60. The management cockpit best exemplifies which type of system?

61. _____ is a process that helps organizations identify, select, organize, disseminate, transfer, and apply expertise that are part of the organization’s memory and typically reside inside the organization in an unstructured manner.

62. International Game Technology’s new ERP system produced all of the following benefits except:

63. Mortgage bonds:

64. According to the hedging principle, permanent assets should be financed with _____ liabilities.

65. A stock with a beta greater than 1.0 has returns that are _____ volatile than the market, and a stock with a beta of less than 1.0 exhibits returns which are _____ volatile than those of the market portfolio.

66. The common stockholders are most concerned with:

67. An increase in future value can be caused by an increase in the __________.

68. You hold a portfolio with the following securities:

Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return

X Corporation 20% 1.35 14%

Y Corporation 35% .95 10%

Z Corporation 45% .75 8%

Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio.

69. At what rate must $400 be compounded annually for it to grow to $716.40 in 10 years?

70. Bell Weather, Inc. has a beta of 1.25. The return on the market portfolio is 12.5%, and the risk-free rate is 5%. According to CAPM, what is the required return on this stock?

71. Petrified Forest Skin Care, Inc. pays an annual perpetual dividend of $1.70 per share. If the stock is currently selling for $21.25 per share, what is the expected rate of return on this stock?

72. Exchange rate risk:

73. Dublin International Corporation’s marginal tax rate is 40%. It can issue three-year bonds with a coupon rate of 8.5% and par value of $1,000. The bonds can be sold now at a price of $938.90 each. The underwriters will charge $23 per bond in flotation costs. Determine the approximate after-tax cost of debt for Dublin International to use in a capital budgeting analysis.

74. PepsiCo calculates unlevered betas for each peer group in order to:

75. If the quote for a forward exchange contract is greater than the computed price, the forward contract is:

76. The difference between target marketing and mass marketing is that target marketing:

77. The basic objective of the U.S. market-directed economic system is to:

78. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called:

79. When evaluating macro-marketing:

80. Marketing:

81. When one considers the strategy decisions organized by the four Ps, branding is related to packaging as:

82. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market.

83. The three basic tasks of ALL managers, according to the text, are:

84. When doing “positioning,” a marketing manager should:

85. In comparison to the buying of final consumers, the purchasing of organizational buyers:

86. Good marketing strategy planners know that:

87. The managerial process of developing and maintaining a match between the resources of an organization and its market opportunities is called:

88. Bob, an employee of Risky Manufacturing, Inc. is accidentally injured by a fellow worker while working his shift. Under workers’ compensation, Bob can:

89. In which of the following are these steps of a criminal case listed in the correct order?

90. Probable cause is most directly associated with which step of the criminal process?

91. Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, rather than making a presumption whether monopoly power exists, the courts will examine all the facts and circumstances to determine whether monopoly power exists when the defendant holds between _____ percent and _____ percent of the relevant market:

92. Which of the following statements is not true under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

93. If you are a creditor, your best protection in the event of the debtor’s bankruptcy (including protection from the debtor’s other creditors) is usually obtained if you had previously received:

94. Which of the following statements is true regarding the relationship of law and ethics?

a. In some cases ethics will require a higher standard of conduct than the law, but never vice versa.

95. Which of the following lists, in descending priority, of sources considered by most courts in settling questions of international law?

96. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was:

97. If a minor wishes to be bound to a contract after becoming an adult, she must:

98. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States.

99. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods?

100. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner.

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1. The cost principle requires that when assets are acquired, they be recorded at __________. 2. Which one of the following items is not generally used in preparing a statement of cash flows? 3. Multinational corporations __________. 4. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting? 5. One of Astro Company’s activity cost pools is machine setups, with estimated overhead of $150,000. Astro produces sparklers (400 setups) and lighters (600 setups). How much of the machine setup cost pool should be assigned to sparklers? 6. A company just starting in business purchased three merchandise inventory items at the following prices. First purchase $80; Second purchase $95; Third purchase $85. If the company sold two units for a total of $240 and used FIFO costing, the gross profit for the period would be _____. 7. The cost principle is the basis for preparing financial statements because it is __________. 8. The standards and rules that are recognized as a general guide for financial reporting are called __________. 9. What is value chain management best defined as? 10. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals: Income Statement Balance Sheet Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr. Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000 The net income (or loss) for the period is __________. 11. The first step in activity-based costing is to __________. 12. The conceptual framework developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board __________. 13. The cost of an asset and its fair market value are __________. 14. If a company reports a net loss, it __________. 15. A logical starting point from which the study of international trade begins is __________. 16. To move the allocation of resources closer to the social optimum, policymakers should typically try to induce firms in an oligopoly to __________. 17. There are two types of markets in which firms face some competition yet are still able to have some control over the prices of their products. The names given to these market structures are __________. 18. Maurice receives $100 as a birthday gift. In deciding how to spend the money, he narrows his options down to four choices: Option A, Option B, Option C, and Option D. Each option costs $100. Finally he decides on Option B. The opportunity cost of this decision is __________. 19. Institutions in the economy that help to match one person’s saving with another person’s investment are collectively called the __________. 20. In economics, the cost of something is __________. 21. Game theory is important for the understanding of __________. 22. The part of the balance of payments account that records the amount of foreign currency the government buys or sells is the: 23. The Federal Open Market Committee __________. 24. Over the past two decades, the United States has __________. 25. Most economists use the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model primarily to analyze __________. 26. Which of the following statements about GDP is correct? 27. In the market for foreign-currency exchange in the open economy macroeconomic model, the amount of net capital outflow represents the quantity of dollars __________. 28. One of the most important contributors to total quality management has been the introduction of statistical tools to analyze the causes of product defects in an approach called: 29. The most dominant areas in the global economy include: 30. Which of the following best describes a mental image of a possible and desirable future state of the organization? 31. Sebastian Stabilio just joined a team of people from throughout his organization whose primary task is to recommend valuable uses for the scrap generated in the manufacturing process. The team meets twice per week; otherwise members work within the usual organizational structure. The team, not permanent, which Sebastian has joined, would be considered a: 32. Which of these represent skills that managers need? 33. To be competitive in a global economy, Europeans must increase their level of: 34. The term used to refer to all kinds of differences including religious affiliation, age, disability status, economic class and lifestyle in addition to gender, race, ethnicity and nationality is: 35. The basic components of an effective sexual harassment policy include the following EXCEPT: 36. A manager’s ability to stimulate people to be high performers is referred to as: 37. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as: 38. A series of quality standards developed by a committee working under the International Organization for Standardization to improve total quality in all businesses for the benefit of both producers and consumers is: 39. Japanese manufacturers’ kaizen (continuous improvement) programs enable them to maintain: 40. Your roommate is interested in starting a business and everybody has been giving him different information about being an entrepreneur. Since you have been studying about entrepreneurship and new ventures, which of these would you tell him is true? 41. Having individuals actually do the job they are applying for as a test to see if they can do it is __________. 42. In a right-tail test, a statistician came up with a z test statistic of 1.469. What is the p-value? 43. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________. 44. William used a sample of 68 U.S. cities to estimate the relationship between Crime (annual property crimes per 100,000 persons) and Income (median income per capita). His estimated regression equation was Crime = 428 + .050 Income. Which outcomes would be likely in a bivariate regression on 45 randomly chosen U.S. cities in 2005 with Y = number of robberies in each city (thousands of robberies) and X = size of police force in each city (thousands of police)? 45. Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18. For this sample, which measure of central tendency is least representative of the “typical” student? 46. Dullco Manufacturing claims that its alkaline batteries last forty hours on average in a certain type of portable CD player. Tests on a random sample of 18 batteries showed a mean battery life of 37.8 hours with a standard deviation of 5.4 hours. In determining the p-value for reporting the study’s findings, which of the following is true? 47. Thirty patients are selected from a filing cabinet containing 812 patient folders by choosing every 27th patient folder. Which sampling method is this? 48. In an activity-on-node [AON] network, the nodes represent ____________, whereas the arcs represent ____________. 49. Companies using lean systems generally have: 50. The one-worker, multiple machines approach functions as: 51. Which one of the following statements concerning production and staffing plans is best? 52. Likely reasons for inaccurate control limits would include which of the following? 53. The Global, Web-Based Platform enables individuals to do which of the following? 54. Which of the following statements is correct? 55. Success in the _____ phase of the decision making process results in resolving the original problem, and failure leads to a return to previous phases. 56. _____ is the integration of economic, social, cultural, and ecological facets of life, enabled by information. 57. The force behind globalization in _____ was the amount of muscle, horsepower, wind power, or steam power that a country could deploy. 58. _____ is the efficient and effective execution of specific tasks. 59. Which of the following is not a reason that managers need IT support? 60. __________ integrate the planning, management, and use of all of an organization’s resources, and are designed to tightly integrate the functional areas of the organization. 61. Computer support is greatest for which of the following problems? 62. _____ provides users with a view of what is happening, where _____ addresses why it is happening. 63. PepsiCo calculates unlevered betas for each peer group in order to: 64. Disadvantages of using current liabilities as opposed to long-term debt include: 65. A machine costs $1,000, has a three-year life, and has an estimated salvage value of $100. It will generate after-tax annual cash flows (ACF) of $600 a year, starting next year. If your required rate of return for the project is 10%, what is the NPV of this investment? (Round your answerwer to the nearest $10.) 66. Which of the following best represents operating income? 67. Forward rates are quoted: 68. Suppose you determine that the NPV of a project is $1,525,855. What does that mean? 69. You hold a portfolio with the following securities: Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return X Corporation 20% 1.35 14% Y Corporation 35% .95 10% Z Corporation 45% .75 8% Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio. 70. Bondholders have a priority claim on assets ahead of: 71. Which of the following is most consistent with the hedging principle in working capital management? 72. At 8% compounded annually, how long will it take $750 to double? 73. Which of the following represents an attempt to measure the earnings of the firm’s operations over a given time period? 74. At what rate must $400 be compounded annually for it to grow to $716.40 in 10 years? 75. Which of the following best represents the stream of income that is available to common stockholders? 76. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market. 77. The clustering techniques that can be used in segmenting: 78. The economists’ view of buyers: 79. Marketing: 80. In comparison to the buying of final consumers, the purchasing of organizational buyers: 81. A firm’s “marketing mix” decision areas would NOT include: 82. Regarding organizational buying, the people who have the power to select or approve the supplier–especially for larger purchases–are called: 83. Clustering techniques applied to segmenting markets __________. 84. “Positioning”: 85. When evaluating macro-marketing: 86. In an effort to increase its total sales, Champion has started exporting its spark plugs for use by several German auto producers. Champion is pursuing a _____ opportunity. 87. Which of the following is a business or organizational customer? 88. In which of the following are these steps of a criminal case listed in the correct order? 89. Minimum wages, hours of employment, and child labor are regulated by the: 90. In a criminal proceeding, what is the difference between an indictment and an information? 91. Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, rather than making a presumption whether monopoly power exists, the courts will examine all the facts and circumstances to determine whether monopoly power exists when the defendant holds between _____ percent and _____ percent of the relevant market: 92. Which of the following is true about the power of administrative agencies to grant licenses? 93. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was: 94. Generally, which of the following statements relating to contractual capacity is correct? 95. Which of the following is correct with regard to the relationship between law and ethics? 96. Which of the following is true about “proof of claims?” 97. Which of the following is true about trademark registration? 98. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner. 99. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States. 100. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods?

1. The cost principle requires that when assets are acquired, they be recorded at __________.

2. Which one of the following items is not generally used in preparing a statement of cash flows?

3. Multinational corporations __________.

4. What effect do current technology changes have on managerial accounting?

5. One of Astro Company’s activity cost pools is machine setups, with estimated overhead of $150,000. Astro produces sparklers (400 setups) and lighters (600 setups). How much of the machine setup cost pool should be assigned to sparklers?

6. A company just starting in business purchased three merchandise inventory items at the following prices. First purchase $80; Second purchase $95; Third purchase $85. If the company sold two units for a total of $240 and used FIFO costing, the gross profit for the period would be _____.

7. The cost principle is the basis for preparing financial statements because it is __________.

8. The standards and rules that are recognized as a general guide for financial reporting are called __________.

9. What is value chain management best defined as?

10. The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company’s worksheet reflects the following totals:

Income Statement Balance Sheet

Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.

Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000

The net income (or loss) for the period is __________.

11. The first step in activity-based costing is to __________.

12. The conceptual framework developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board __________.

13. The cost of an asset and its fair market value are __________.

14. If a company reports a net loss, it __________.

15. A logical starting point from which the study of international trade begins is __________.

16. To move the allocation of resources closer to the social optimum, policymakers should typically try to induce firms in an oligopoly to __________.

17. There are two types of markets in which firms face some competition yet are still able to have some control over the prices of their products. The names given to these market structures are __________.

18. Maurice receives $100 as a birthday gift. In deciding how to spend the money, he narrows his options down to four choices: Option A, Option B, Option C, and Option D. Each option costs $100. Finally he decides on Option B. The opportunity cost of this decision is __________.

19. Institutions in the economy that help to match one person’s saving with another person’s investment are collectively called the __________.

20. In economics, the cost of something is __________.

21. Game theory is important for the understanding of __________.

22. The part of the balance of payments account that records the amount of foreign currency the government buys or sells is the:

23. The Federal Open Market Committee __________.

24. Over the past two decades, the United States has __________.

25. Most economists use the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model primarily to analyze __________.

26. Which of the following statements about GDP is correct?

27. In the market for foreign-currency exchange in the open economy macroeconomic model, the amount of net capital outflow represents the quantity of dollars __________.

28. One of the most important contributors to total quality management has been the introduction of statistical tools to analyze the causes of product defects in an approach called:

29. The most dominant areas in the global economy include:

30. Which of the following best describes a mental image of a possible and desirable future state of the organization?

31. Sebastian Stabilio just joined a team of people from throughout his organization whose primary task is to recommend valuable uses for the scrap generated in the manufacturing process. The team meets twice per week; otherwise members work within the usual organizational structure. The team, not permanent, which Sebastian has joined, would be considered a:

32. Which of these represent skills that managers need?

33. To be competitive in a global economy, Europeans must increase their level of:

34. The term used to refer to all kinds of differences including religious affiliation, age, disability status, economic class and lifestyle in addition to gender, race, ethnicity and nationality is:

35. The basic components of an effective sexual harassment policy include the following EXCEPT:

36. A manager’s ability to stimulate people to be high performers is referred to as:

37. Teams that work on long-term projects but disband once the work is completed are known as:

38. A series of quality standards developed by a committee working under the International Organization for Standardization to improve total quality in all businesses for the benefit of both producers and consumers is:

39. Japanese manufacturers’ kaizen (continuous improvement) programs enable them to maintain:

40. Your roommate is interested in starting a business and everybody has been giving him different information about being an entrepreneur. Since you have been studying about entrepreneurship and new ventures, which of these would you tell him is true?

41. Having individuals actually do the job they are applying for as a test to see if they can do it is __________.

42. In a right-tail test, a statistician came up with a z test statistic of 1.469. What is the p-value?

43. To estimate the average annual expenses of students on books and class materials a sample of size 36 is taken. The average is $850 and the standard deviation is $54. A 99% confidence interval for the population mean is __________.

44. William used a sample of 68 U.S. cities to estimate the relationship between Crime (annual property crimes per 100,000 persons) and Income (median income per capita). His estimated regression equation was Crime = 428 + .050 Income.

Which outcomes would be likely in a bivariate regression on 45 randomly chosen U.S. cities in 2005 with

Y = number of robberies in each city (thousands of robberies) and

X = size of police force in each city (thousands of police)?

45. Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18.

For this sample, which measure of central tendency is least representative of the “typical” student?

46. Dullco Manufacturing claims that its alkaline batteries last forty hours on average in a certain type of portable CD player. Tests on a random sample of 18 batteries showed a mean battery life of 37.8 hours with a standard deviation of 5.4 hours.

In determining the p-value for reporting the study’s findings, which of the following is true?

47. Thirty patients are selected from a filing cabinet containing 812 patient folders by choosing every 27th patient folder. Which sampling method is this?

48. In an activity-on-node [AON] network, the nodes represent ____________, whereas the arcs represent ____________.

49. Companies using lean systems generally have:

50. The one-worker, multiple machines approach functions as:

51. Which one of the following statements concerning production and staffing plans is best?

52. Likely reasons for inaccurate control limits would include which of the following?

53. The Global, Web-Based Platform enables individuals to do which of the following?

54. Which of the following statements is correct?

55. Success in the _____ phase of the decision making process results in resolving the original problem, and failure leads to a return to previous phases.

56. _____ is the integration of economic, social, cultural, and ecological facets of life, enabled by information.

57. The force behind globalization in _____ was the amount of muscle, horsepower, wind power, or steam power that a country could deploy.

58. _____ is the efficient and effective execution of specific tasks.

59. Which of the following is not a reason that managers need IT support?

60. __________ integrate the planning, management, and use of all of an organization’s resources, and are designed to tightly integrate the functional areas of the organization.

61. Computer support is greatest for which of the following problems?

62. _____ provides users with a view of what is happening, where _____ addresses why it is happening.

63. PepsiCo calculates unlevered betas for each peer group in order to:

64. Disadvantages of using current liabilities as opposed to long-term debt include:

65. A machine costs $1,000, has a three-year life, and has an estimated salvage value of $100. It will generate after-tax annual cash flows (ACF) of $600 a year, starting next year. If your required rate of return for the project is 10%, what is the NPV of this investment? (Round your answerwer to the nearest $10.)

66. Which of the following best represents operating income?

67. Forward rates are quoted:

68. Suppose you determine that the NPV of a project is $1,525,855. What does that mean?

69. You hold a portfolio with the following securities:

Security Percent of Portfolio Beta Return

X Corporation 20% 1.35 14%

Y Corporation 35% .95 10%

Z Corporation 45% .75 8%

Compute the expected return and beta for the portfolio.

70. Bondholders have a priority claim on assets ahead of:

71. Which of the following is most consistent with the hedging principle in working capital management?

72. At 8% compounded annually, how long will it take $750 to double?

73. Which of the following represents an attempt to measure the earnings of the firm’s operations over a given time period?

74. At what rate must $400 be compounded annually for it to grow to $716.40 in 10 years?

75. Which of the following best represents the stream of income that is available to common stockholders?

76. __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market.

77. The clustering techniques that can be used in segmenting:

78. The economists’ view of buyers:

79. Marketing:

80. In comparison to the buying of final consumers, the purchasing of organizational buyers:

81. A firm’s “marketing mix” decision areas would NOT include:

82. Regarding organizational buying, the people who have the power to select or approve the supplier–especially for larger purchases–are called:

83. Clustering techniques applied to segmenting markets __________.

84. “Positioning”:

85. When evaluating macro-marketing:

86. In an effort to increase its total sales, Champion has started exporting its spark plugs for use by several German auto producers. Champion is pursuing a _____ opportunity.

87. Which of the following is a business or organizational customer?

88. In which of the following are these steps of a criminal case listed in the correct order?

89. Minimum wages, hours of employment, and child labor are regulated by the:

90. In a criminal proceeding, what is the difference between an indictment and an information?

91. Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, rather than making a presumption whether monopoly power exists, the courts will examine all the facts and circumstances to determine whether monopoly power exists when the defendant holds between _____ percent and _____ percent of the relevant market:

92. Which of the following is true about the power of administrative agencies to grant licenses?

93. The Houston-based energy company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and whose business conduct is one of the grossest examples of corporate greed and fraud in America was:

94. Generally, which of the following statements relating to contractual capacity is correct?

95. Which of the following is correct with regard to the relationship between law and ethics?

96. Which of the following is true about “proof of claims?”

97. Which of the following is true about trademark registration?

98. Although the U.S. has had a longstanding agreement with _____ after the passage of NAFTA, _____ became the United States’ second largest trading partner.

99. One study found that manufacturing labor costs about _____ an hour in China, compared to _____ dollars in the United States.

100. Which country does the text describe as becoming the largest producer and consumer of many of the world’s goods?

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1. Describe the main items in a Gantt chart. Do you think everyone uses Gantt charts properly? Why or why not? 2. Discuss methods for shortening a project schedule. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of shortening project schedules? 3. What is a milestone? Provide a few examples of milestones. 4. Do you think many organizations use critical path analysis? What about critical chain scheduling? Justify your responses.

1. Describe the main items in a Gantt chart. Do you think everyone uses Gantt charts properly? Why or why not?

2. Discuss methods for shortening a project schedule. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of shortening project schedules?

3. What is a milestone? Provide a few examples of milestones.

4. Do you think many organizations use critical path analysis? What about critical chain scheduling? Justify your responses.

 

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(TCO E) The Dean Company produces and sells a single product. The following data refer to the year just completed: Selling price Units in beginning Inventory Units produced Units sold Variable costs per unit: Direct materials Direct labor Variable manufacturing overhead Variable selling and admin Fixed Costs: Fixed manufacturing overhead Fixed selling and admin Assume that direct labor is a variable cost. Required: a. Compute the cost of a single unit of product under both the absorption costing and variable costing approaches. b. Prepare an income statement for the year using absorption costing. c. Prepare an income statement for the year using variable costing.

(TCO E) The Dean Company produces and sells a single product. The following data refer to the year just completed:
Selling price
Units in beginning Inventory
Units produced
Units sold
Variable costs per unit:
Direct materials
Direct labor
Variable manufacturing overhead
Variable selling and admin
Fixed Costs:
Fixed manufacturing overhead
Fixed selling and admin
Assume that direct labor is a variable cost.
Required:
a. Compute the cost of a single unit of product under both the absorption costing and variable costing approaches.
b. Prepare an income statement for the year using absorption costing.
c. Prepare an income statement for the year using variable costing.

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CS110B Assignment: Poker Hand Write a program that reads five cards from the user, then analyzes the cards and prints out the category of hand that they represent. Poker hands are categorized according to the following labels: Straight flush, four of a kind, full house, straight, flush, three of a kind, two pairs, pair, high card. To simplify the program we will ignore card suits, and face cards. The values that the user inputs will be integer values from 2 to 9. When your program runs it should start by collecting five integer values from the user. It might look like this (user input is in orange for clarity): Enter five numeric cards, no face cards. Use 2 – 9.

CS110B Assignment: Poker Hand Write a program that reads five cards from the user, then analyzes the cards and prints out the category of hand that they represent. Poker hands are categorized according to the following labels: Straight flush, four of a kind, full house, straight, flush, three of a kind, two pairs, pair, high card. To simplify the program we will ignore card suits, and face cards. The values that the user inputs will be integer values from 2 to 9. When your program runs it should start by collecting five integer values from the user. It might look like this (user input is in orange for clarity): Enter five numeric cards, no face cards. Use 2 – 9.

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Part A 1. The long-run aggregate supply curve can never shift (Points :2) 2. The Keynesian portion of the short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve would be relevant during a recessionary situation (Points :2) 3. The short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve slopes upward because households spend more as their incomes increase (Points :2) 4. Either a decrease in the nominal money supply by the Federal Reserve, all else held constant, or an increase in the price level, all else held constant, will shift the aggregate demand curve to the left (Points :2) 5. Stagflation occurs when the aggregate demand (AD) curve shifts out on the upward sloping portion of the short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve (Points :2) Part B Evaluate whether each of the following statements is true or false. Explain your answer and provide supporting rationale, using graphs to support your answer. You can create graphs by hand and take pictures and upload them with your answers, or you may use Word or Excel, and upload the file created by these software packages. A) If the real money demand is greater than the real money supply, interest rates must rise to reach equilibrium in the money market as institutions sell bonds to obtain more money. B) The federal government’s control of the money supply, which influences interest rates, is the primary tool that policy makers use to impact the macro economy. C) A decrease in the reserve requirement decreases the money supply because banks have fewer reserves. D) The real money demand curve shows how households and businesses change their spending in response to changes in the interest rate. E) Both an increase in the nominal money supply by the Federal Reserve and an increase in the price level will cause the real money supply curve to shift to the right. Write a 1000-word paper that includes your answers to both Part 1 and Part 2 of the assignment. You must use three outside sources in addition to your textbook; these sources may include scholarly sources, credible newspapers, trade journals, and/or websites. Be sure to use OCLS to find these sources. Your entire assignment should be APA formatted.

Part A

1. The long-run aggregate supply curve can never shift (Points :2)

2. The Keynesian portion of the short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve would be relevant during a recessionary situation (Points :2)
3. The short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve slopes upward because households spend more as their incomes increase (Points :2)

4. Either a decrease in the nominal money supply by the Federal Reserve, all else held constant, or an increase in the price level, all else held constant, will shift the aggregate demand curve to the left (Points :2)

5. Stagflation occurs when the aggregate demand (AD) curve shifts out on the upward sloping portion of the short-run aggregate supply (SAS) curve (Points :2)
Part B

Evaluate whether each of the following statements is true or false. Explain your answer and provide supporting rationale, using graphs to support your answer. You can create graphs by hand and take pictures and upload them with your answers, or you may use Word or Excel, and upload the file created by these software packages.

A) If the real money demand is greater than the real money supply, interest rates must rise to reach equilibrium in the money market as institutions sell bonds to obtain more money.

B) The federal government’s control of the money supply, which influences interest rates, is the primary tool that policy makers use to impact the macro economy.

C) A decrease in the reserve requirement decreases the money supply because banks have fewer reserves.

D) The real money demand curve shows how households and businesses change their spending in response to changes in the interest rate.

E) Both an increase in the nominal money supply by the Federal Reserve and an increase in the price level will cause the real money supply curve to shift to the right.

Write a 1000-word paper that includes your answers to both Part 1 and Part 2 of the assignment.
You must use three outside sources in addition to your textbook; these sources may include scholarly sources, credible newspapers, trade journals, and/or websites. Be sure to use OCLS to find these sources.
Your entire assignment should be APA formatted.

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This Application Assignment asks you to consider the kinds of data you would use, and how you would obtain the data, for a community health assessment. Read through the case exercise on Community Health Assessment, linked below, and complete all the questions. All the information you will need to complete this assessment exercise is provided in the Appendix at the end of the document. Save this Word document to your computer before you begin to fill out the form. Community Health Assessment Exercise Note:Assessment is a very involved process, and you could easily spend many hours exploring this case exercise alone. However, for the purposes of this assignment, you should limit yourself to spendingno more than two hoursto complete this Application. This Application Assignment is due byDay 7of this week. You have completed Week 4. The course now shifts in focus to performance management. Please proceed to Week 5. Your name: Date: Week 4 Application: Community Health Assessment for Pitt County, North Carolina[*] Community health assessment is key to understanding the health problems and priorities of a population. This Application Assignment outlines a process by which you can complete a health assessment of a community using indicator-based methods. You will construct a set of health indicators from a variety of domains, evaluate problems, and report on the health priorities for a community. Sections A–C ask questions about assessment in general. Section D involves assessment of a particular county in North Carolina, information on which is provided in that section and in the Appendix. Instructions: Save this document to your computer and complete all questions in Sections A–D below. Submit by the end of Week 4 following the submission instructions in the Week 4 Application section. Section A: Community Health Assessment The goal of public health is to improve the health of a population. Public health interventions such as safe water sources, immunization programs, and improved motor vehicle safety regulations account for the majority of years of life expectancy gained in the United States over the last 100 years. A community health assessment involves obtaining and interpreting information to determine the health status of a specific community. Once community health needs are identified, public health interventions can be developed and their effectiveness evaluated using a similar approach. Information necessary for performing a community health assessment, for example data on mortality rates or behavioral risk factors such as smoking, is available from various sources. Questions: 1. How do you define community? 2. What stakeholders (groups/organizations) would you want to consult with for a community assessment? 3. What types and sources of data would you use for a community assessment? Section B: Healthy People 2010 The Healthy People 2020 initiative is a national approach that identifies high priority health issues and establishes objectives to reduce the impact of these public health threats. To understand the significance of data on your own community, you have to be able to compare it to another standard. The questions in this section ask you about other standards that can be used. Questions: 1. How are Healthy People 2020 standards used? What are advantages and disadvantages to applying them at a local community level? (Note: you may use the Healthy People 2010 standards if the 2020 standards are not reported.) 2. What other standards (national, state, or local) can be used? Section C: Health Indicators For this exercise, you will use an indicator approach to develop a community health assessment. A community health assessment involves three-step feedback loop. The first step in such an assessment involves identifying important health indicators. The second step involves matching those indicators with available data. In the third step, standards such as those explored in Section B are applied to the data gathered in the first two steps to transform it into useful information about health needs of the population. Health indicators are measurable health outcomes, such as death rate, insurance coverage measures, immunization rates, or other data items that are relevant to the health of a community.Indicators are thoughtfully selected data points that provide useful information about the health of a community. Note that each indicator should be: An important health problem. Prevalent or common in the community of interest. Measurable on a community or population basis. There should be population data on a local level that is easily available—this cannot be collected from health facilities or providers because these data sources do not apply to the entire community. Ideally, because we want to use a limited number of indicators, the indicator should not be redundant—not measure the same thing—as another chosen indicator. To organize indicators, it is helpful to identify major areas of focus. For this case, we will refer to these broad categories of public health concerns asdomains. Please refer to Table 1 below for examples of domains. For each domain, an example of an indicator is provided. Table 1: List of Domains to Assist Developing a Community Health Assessment Domain: Example of an Indicator: Communicable Diseases (including Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Incidence of Gonorrhea Chronic Diseases (including Cancer) Incidence of Diabetes Injury and Violence Homicide rate Maternal and Child Health Childhood immunization rate Environmental Health Rates of Lead Poisoning Access to Health Care Rates of Uninsured Question: 1. How you would obtain data for these indicators. What sources might you use? Select 2 of the indicators above and provide specific sources of information on them (including URLs) for your own community or state. Section D: Performing a Community Health Assessment As a consultant to Pitt County Health Department, you are asked to perform a community health assessment for the county. Below is information about the county: Pitt County is located in eastern North Carolina and has a population of 138,690 residents (2005 Census). Pitt County has been classified as urban for the first time in 2006. It and the surrounding counties are largely rural with a history of dependence on tobacco farming. Caucasians make up about 62.8% of the population, African Americans 33.6%, Hispanics 3.2%, Asians 1.1% and American Indians 0.3%. There are an estimated 6,606 migrant and seasonal workers or 5.4% of the population. About 18% or 26,000 adults in Pitt County adults have household incomes below the federal poverty level with a median per capita income of $18,243 (2000). The child poverty rate is estimated to be 21.8%. Approximately 20% of adult lack health insurance. Pitt County contains Greenville, the largest city in eastern North Carolina with a population of 67,525 (2005). Greenville is considered the hub of eastern North Carolina. The major employers are Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH), Brody School of Medicine and East Carolina University. If a state was created of all the land in North Carolina east of Interstate 95, it would be the poorest of all 50 states. In addition, it would rate 48th in terms of premature mortality. Consider these factors when evaluating populations at risk and targeting resources for public health activities. You now embark on the steps needed to perform your assessment. · STEP ONE: IDENTIFYING HEALTH INDICATORS As noted earlier, the first step in a community health assessment is identifying health indicators. Develop a list of 18-20 indicators you would want to use in your assessment, identifying 3-4 indicators per domain. Complete the column on the right in this table: Domain: Indicator: (provide 3-4 per domain Communicable Diseases (including Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Chronic Diseases (including Cancer) Injury and Violence Maternal and Child Health Environmental Health Access to Health Care · STEP TWO: MATCHING THE INDICATORS Now that you have chosen indicators to use for a community health assessment, use the information provided in the tables below (Appendix) to match available data to your chosen indicators. In this example, residents of Pitt County constitute the community. If the Appendix does not give you the data for your indicator, you should choose another indicator (alternatively, you may seek out the data elsewhere that you need for your proposed indicator). Question: 1. Have you matched each of your indicators to the data available in the Appendix?If not, explain how and where you got the data needed for your proposed indicator. · STEP THREE: SETTING HEALTH PRIORITIES Using the information gathered in the first two steps, please answer the following questions. Note: Keep in mind that in order to plan an effective intervention program in real life, you must communicate with other constituents and stakeholders and see what they perceive to be priority health issues. Collaboration with community stakeholders in program design is critical to the success of an intervention plan. For this purposes of this assignment, however, you are reviewing the data on your own, without the input from other stakeholders. Questions: 1. Looking at this data only, what would you conclude are three priority health issues for this population? (Can be picked by how the indicator compares) 2. Choose three of your indicators. Compare them to the Healthy People 2020 Standards (or 2010 if appropriate) and provide URL(s) for the relevant Web page from Healthy People to the specific indicator. 3. How do you explain the health disparities of these indicators? (i.e., as shown by this comparison with HP?] You have completed this Application on assessment. Submit this completed form in the Dropbox following the submission instructions in the Week 5 Application area.

This Application Assignment asks you to consider the kinds of data you would use, and how you would obtain the data, for a community health assessment.

Read through the case exercise on Community Health Assessment, linked below, and complete all the questions. All the information you will need to complete this assessment exercise is provided in the Appendix at the end of the document. Save this Word document to your computer before you begin to fill out the form.

Community Health Assessment Exercise

Note:Assessment is a very involved process, and you could easily spend many hours exploring this case exercise alone. However, for the purposes of this assignment, you should limit yourself to spendingno more than two hoursto complete this Application.

This Application Assignment is due byDay 7of this week.

You have completed Week 4. The course now shifts in focus to performance management. Please proceed to Week 5.


Your name:

Date:

Week 4 Application: Community Health Assessment for Pitt County, North Carolina[*]

Community health assessment is key to understanding the health problems and priorities of a population. This Application Assignment outlines a process by which you can complete a health assessment of a community using indicator-based methods. You will construct a set of health indicators from a variety of domains, evaluate problems, and report on the health priorities for a community.

Sections A–C ask questions about assessment in general. Section D involves assessment of a particular county in North Carolina, information on which is provided in that section and in the Appendix.

 

 

Instructions: Save this document to your computer and complete all questions in Sections A–D below. Submit by the end of Week 4 following the submission instructions in the Week 4 Application section.

Section A: Community Health Assessment

The goal of public health is to improve the health of a population. Public health interventions such as safe water sources, immunization programs, and improved motor vehicle safety regulations account for the majority of years of life expectancy gained in the United States over the last 100 years.

A community health assessment involves obtaining and interpreting information to determine the health status of a specific community. Once community health needs are identified, public health interventions can be developed and their effectiveness evaluated using a similar approach. Information necessary for performing a community health assessment, for example data on mortality rates or behavioral risk factors such as smoking, is available from various sources.

 

Questions:

1. How do you define community?

2. What stakeholders (groups/organizations) would you want to consult with for a community assessment?

3. What types and sources of data would you use for a community assessment?

Section B: Healthy People 2010

The Healthy People 2020 initiative is a national approach that identifies high priority health issues and establishes objectives to reduce the impact of these public health threats. To understand the significance of data on your own community, you have to be able to compare it to another standard. The questions in this section ask you about other standards that can be used.

Questions:

1. How are Healthy People 2020 standards used? What are advantages and disadvantages to applying them at a local community level? (Note: you may use the Healthy People 2010 standards if the 2020 standards are not reported.)
 

2. What other standards (national, state, or local) can be used?

 

 

 

 

Section C: Health Indicators

 

For this exercise, you will use an indicator approach to develop a community health assessment. A community health assessment involves three-step feedback loop.

The first step in such an assessment involves identifying important health indicators. The second step involves matching those indicators with available data. In the third step, standards such as those explored in Section B are applied to the data gathered in the first two steps to transform it into useful information about health needs of the population.

Health indicators are measurable health outcomes, such as death rate, insurance coverage measures, immunization rates, or other data items that are relevant to the health of a community.Indicators are thoughtfully selected data points that provide useful information about the health of a community.

Note that each indicator should be:

  1. An important health problem.
  2. Prevalent or common in the community of interest.
  3. Measurable on a community or population basis. There should be population data on a local level that is easily available—this cannot be collected from health facilities or providers because these data sources do not apply to the entire community.
  4. Ideally, because we want to use a limited number of indicators, the indicator should not be redundant—not measure the same thing—as another chosen indicator.

To organize indicators, it is helpful to identify major areas of focus. For this case, we will refer to these broad categories of public health concerns asdomains. Please refer to Table 1 below for examples of domains. For each domain, an example of an indicator is provided.

Table 1: List of Domains to Assist Developing a Community Health Assessment

Domain: Example of an Indicator:
Communicable Diseases

(including Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Incidence of Gonorrhea
Chronic Diseases (including Cancer) Incidence of Diabetes
Injury and Violence Homicide rate
Maternal and Child Health Childhood immunization rate
Environmental Health Rates of Lead Poisoning
Access to Health Care Rates of Uninsured

Question:

 

1. How you would obtain data for these indicators. What sources might you use? Select 2 of the indicators above and provide specific sources of information on them (including URLs) for your own community or state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section D: Performing a Community Health Assessment

As a consultant to Pitt County Health Department, you are asked to perform a community health assessment for the county. Below is information about the county:

Pitt County is located in eastern North Carolina and has a population of 138,690 residents (2005 Census). Pitt County has been classified as urban for the first time in 2006. It and the surrounding counties are largely rural with a history of dependence on tobacco farming. Caucasians make up about 62.8% of the population, African Americans 33.6%, Hispanics 3.2%, Asians 1.1% and American Indians 0.3%. There are an estimated 6,606 migrant and seasonal workers or 5.4% of the population. About 18% or 26,000 adults in Pitt County adults have household incomes below the federal poverty level with a median per capita income of $18,243 (2000). The child poverty rate is estimated to be 21.8%. Approximately 20% of adult lack health insurance.

Pitt County contains Greenville, the largest city in eastern North Carolina with a population of 67,525 (2005). Greenville is considered the hub of eastern North Carolina. The major employers are Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH), Brody School of Medicine and East Carolina University. If a state was created of all the land in North Carolina east of Interstate 95, it would be the poorest of all 50 states. In addition, it would rate 48th in terms of premature mortality. Consider these factors when evaluating populations at risk and targeting resources for public health activities.

You now embark on the steps needed to perform your assessment.

· STEP ONE: IDENTIFYING HEALTH INDICATORS

As noted earlier, the first step in a community health assessment is identifying health indicators. Develop a list of 18-20 indicators you would want to use in your assessment, identifying 3-4 indicators per domain.

Complete the column on the right in this table:

Domain: Indicator: (provide 3-4 per domain
Communicable Diseases

(including Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Chronic Diseases (including Cancer)
Injury and Violence
Maternal and Child Health
Environmental Health
Access to Health Care

· STEP TWO: MATCHING THE INDICATORS

 

Now that you have chosen indicators to use for a community health assessment, use the information provided in the tables below (Appendix) to match available data to your chosen indicators. In this example, residents of Pitt County constitute the community. If the Appendix does not give you the data for your indicator, you should choose another indicator (alternatively, you may seek out the data elsewhere that you need for your proposed indicator).

Question:

 

1. Have you matched each of your indicators to the data available in the Appendix?If not, explain how and where you got the data needed for your proposed indicator.

 

 

 

· STEP THREE: SETTING HEALTH PRIORITIES

Using the information gathered in the first two steps, please answer the following questions.

Note: Keep in mind that in order to plan an effective intervention program in real life, you must communicate with other constituents and stakeholders and see what they perceive to be priority health issues. Collaboration with community stakeholders in program design is critical to the success of an intervention plan. For this purposes of this assignment, however, you are reviewing the data on your own, without the input from other stakeholders.

Questions:

 

1. Looking at this data only, what would you conclude are three priority health issues for this population? (Can be picked by how the indicator compares)

2. Choose three of your indicators. Compare them to the Healthy People 2020 Standards (or 2010 if appropriate) and provide URL(s) for the relevant Web page from Healthy People to the specific indicator.

3. How do you explain the health disparities of these indicators? (i.e., as shown by this comparison with HP?]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have completed this Application on assessment. Submit this completed form in the Dropbox following the submission instructions in the Week 5 Application area.

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Please see Questions below: 6-2 Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities You are considering an investment in 30-year bonds issued by Moore Corporation. The bonds have no special covenants. The Wall Street Journal reports that 1-year T-bills are currently earning 1.25 percent. Your broker has determined the following information about economic activity and Moore Corporation bonds: Real interest rate 0.75% = Default risk premium 1.15%= Liquidity risk premium 0.50% = Maturity risk premium 1.75% = a. What is the inflation premium? (LG4) = b. What is the fair interest rate on Moore Corporation 30-year bonds? (LG4) = 6-5 Unbiased Expectations Theory Suppose that the current 1-year rate (1-year spot rate) and expected 1-year T-bill rates over the following three years (i.e., years 2, 3, and 4, respectively) are as follows: 1R1= 6%, E( 2r1) = 7%, E(3r1) = 7.5%, E(4r1) = 7.85% Using the unbiased expectations theory, calculate the current (long-term) rates for 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year-maturity Treasury securities. Plot the resulting yield curve. (LG5) 6-7 Liquidity Premium Hypothesis One-year Treasury bills currently earn 3.45 percent. You expect that one year from now, 1-year Treasury bill rates will increase to 3.65 percent. The liquidity premium on 2-year securities is 0.05 percent. If the liquidity theory is correct, what should the current rate be on 2-year Treasury securities? (LG5) 9-25 Portfolio Return At the beginning of the month, you owned $5,500 of General Dynamics, $7,500 of Starbucks, and $8,000 of Nike. The monthly returns for General Dynamics, Starbucks, and Nike were 6.80 percent, 2 1.36 percent, and 2 0.54 percent. What is your portfolio return? (LG7)

Please see Questions below:
6-2 Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities You are considering an investment in 30-year bonds issued by Moore Corporation. The bonds have no special covenants. The Wall Street Journal reports that 1-year T-bills are currently earning 1.25 percent. Your broker has determined the following information about economic activity and Moore
Corporation bonds:
Real interest rate 0.75% =
Default risk premium 1.15%=
Liquidity risk premium 0.50% =
Maturity risk premium 1.75% =
a. What is the inflation premium? (LG4) =
b. What is the fair interest rate on Moore Corporation 30-year bonds? (LG4) =
6-5 Unbiased Expectations Theory Suppose that the current 1-year rate (1-year spot rate) and expected 1-year T-bill rates over the following three years (i.e., years 2, 3, and 4, respectively) are as follows:
1R1= 6%, E( 2r1) = 7%, E(3r1) = 7.5%, E(4r1) = 7.85%
Using the unbiased expectations theory, calculate the current (long-term) rates for 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year-maturity Treasury securities. Plot the resulting yield curve. (LG5)
6-7 Liquidity Premium Hypothesis One-year Treasury bills currently earn 3.45 percent. You expect that one year from now, 1-year Treasury bill rates will increase to 3.65 percent. The liquidity premium on 2-year securities is 0.05 percent. If the liquidity theory is correct, what should the current rate be on 2-year Treasury securities? (LG5)
9-25 Portfolio Return At the beginning of the month, you owned $5,500 of General Dynamics, $7,500 of Starbucks, and $8,000 of Nike. The monthly returns for General Dynamics, Starbucks, and Nike were 6.80 percent, 2 1.36 percent, and 2 0.54 percent. What is your portfolio return? (LG7)

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Write a paper of no more than 350 words after completing Exercise 19-17 in WileyPLUS in which you respond to the following questions: • In this case, would it be better to use the variable or absorption costing method, and why? • What are the benefits of the two methods? • Which method would lead to the best decision when a competitor is submitting a lower bid for your product? • Compute product cost and prepare an income statement under variable and absorption costing.

Write a paper of no more than 350 words after completing Exercise 19-17 in WileyPLUS in which you respond to the following questions:
• In this case, would it be better to use the variable or absorption costing method, and why?
• What are the benefits of the two methods?
• Which method would lead to the best decision when a competitor is submitting a lower bid for your product?
• Compute product cost and prepare an income statement under variable and absorption costing.

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BACKGROUND Paulo “Pops” Gigliotti emigrated from Italy and settled in Dayton, Ohio. In Italy, Mr. Gigliotti had earned both a bachelors and masters degree in food chemistry and worked for several food processing companies. Pops came to the United States when his cousin, Guiseppe Manganaro, offered him the position of senior food chemist at Manganaro Foods, a growing producer of Italian cuisine for the American market. Although he enjoyed working with family members, he did not feel challenged by his new job and therefore began tinkering with various “experiments” at home. Mr. Gigliotti was fascinated by the variety of carbonated beverages available in America. He enjoyed the refreshing sensation caused by carbonation, but felt all of the American soda pops were too sweet and none of them provided the depth of flavor to which he had been accustomed with non-carbonated beverages in Italy. After much experimentation, Mr. Gigliotti developed a formula for a semi-sweet, multiple-fruit-flavored carbonated beverage. After sampling his creation, friends and family alike responded in an overwhelmingly positive manner. Many of them encouraged him to bottle the beverage and sell it locally. Indeed, Mr. Manganaro was so excited about the beverage that he offered to provide the necessary production equipment, facilities, and capital. After much discussion, Mr. Gigliotti and Mr. Manganaro decided to call the beverage Pop’s Punch and began marketing it in the Dayton area. Consumer response was very strong. Within AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program Case No. 2003-04: Pop’s, Incorporated ? 2 five years Pop’s Punch was selling well throughout the Midwest region. To keep up with demand, and to develop a more focused marketing strategy, the cousins detached the beverage operations from Manganaro Foods and established Pop’s, Incorporated. To compete more directly in the non-cola carbonated soft drink market; Mr. Gigliotti developed several individual fruit-flavored sodas, which were marketed under the Pop’s (Orange / Grape / Strawberry / Cherry) Soda brand name. This strategy proved to be highly successful and after five years, Pop’s, Inc. began selling its beverages on a nation-wide basis. Over the next 20 years, Pop’s, Inc. failed to introduce any new products, but experienced steady growth in both sales and profits from the base line-up. During this time period, the company achieved a respectable 4.7% share of the non-cola market and subsequently made its first public offering. After nearly 35 years in business Mr. Gigliotti and Mr. Manganaro both retired and sold all of their holdings. For the next eight years Mr. Gigliotti’s son, Paulo, Jr., served as chief executive officer, but was recently forced to resign after failing to achieve unit and dollar sales growth. Michael Newberg, formerly the firm’s chief financial officer, has been appointed CEO and charged with growing the company. CURRENT SITUATION Upon assuming his new responsibilities, Mr. Newberg and his management team performed a thorough S.W.O.T. analysis. The corporate history and culture had long emphasized slow gradual change. They concluded the company possessed neither the core competencies nor the capacity to change that would be necessary to diversify into an entirely new industry. Accordingly, Pop’s, Inc. would need to devise a new strategy by which to achieve growth within the soft drink industry. The team carefully considered several alternative ways of revamping its strategy within the noncola market, but none of them seemed to have the potential for the magnitude of growth the team desired. The team then began to consider the “unthinkable” – the possibility of entering the cola market. Although the risks were high, so were the possible rewards with each market share percentage point in the domestic soda market worth approximately $500 Million in annual retail sales. Under Mr. Newberg’s leadership, Pop’s, Inc. began the process of developing a strategy with which to compete directly with the giants of the Cola industry.

BACKGROUND
Paulo “Pops” Gigliotti emigrated from Italy and settled in Dayton, Ohio. In Italy, Mr. Gigliotti
had earned both a bachelors and masters degree in food chemistry and worked for several food
processing companies. Pops came to the United States when his cousin, Guiseppe Manganaro,
offered him the position of senior food chemist at Manganaro Foods, a growing producer of
Italian cuisine for the American market. Although he enjoyed working with family members, he
did not feel challenged by his new job and therefore began tinkering with various “experiments”
at home.
Mr. Gigliotti was fascinated by the variety of carbonated beverages available in America. He
enjoyed the refreshing sensation caused by carbonation, but felt all of the American soda pops
were too sweet and none of them provided the depth of flavor to which he had been accustomed
with non-carbonated beverages in Italy. After much experimentation, Mr. Gigliotti developed a
formula for a semi-sweet, multiple-fruit-flavored carbonated beverage. After sampling his
creation, friends and family alike responded in an overwhelmingly positive manner. Many of
them encouraged him to bottle the beverage and sell it locally. Indeed, Mr. Manganaro was so
excited about the beverage that he offered to provide the necessary production equipment,
facilities, and capital.
After much discussion, Mr. Gigliotti and Mr. Manganaro decided to call the beverage Pop’s
Punch and began marketing it in the Dayton area. Consumer response was very strong. Within
AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program Case No. 2003-04: Pop’s, Incorporated ? 2
five years Pop’s Punch was selling well throughout the Midwest region. To keep up with
demand, and to develop a more focused marketing strategy, the cousins detached the beverage
operations from Manganaro Foods and established Pop’s, Incorporated. To compete more
directly in the non-cola carbonated soft drink market; Mr. Gigliotti developed several individual
fruit-flavored sodas, which were marketed under the Pop’s (Orange / Grape / Strawberry /
Cherry) Soda brand name. This strategy proved to be highly successful and after five years,
Pop’s, Inc. began selling its beverages on a nation-wide basis.
Over the next 20 years, Pop’s, Inc. failed to introduce any new products, but experienced steady
growth in both sales and profits from the base line-up. During this time period, the company
achieved a respectable 4.7% share of the non-cola market and subsequently made its first public
offering. After nearly 35 years in business Mr. Gigliotti and Mr. Manganaro both retired and
sold all of their holdings. For the next eight years Mr. Gigliotti’s son, Paulo, Jr., served as chief
executive officer, but was recently forced to resign after failing to achieve unit and dollar sales
growth. Michael Newberg, formerly the firm’s chief financial officer, has been appointed CEO
and charged with growing the company.
CURRENT SITUATION
Upon assuming his new responsibilities, Mr. Newberg and his management team performed a
thorough S.W.O.T. analysis. The corporate history and culture had long emphasized slow
gradual change. They concluded the company possessed neither the core competencies nor the
capacity to change that would be necessary to diversify into an entirely new industry.
Accordingly, Pop’s, Inc. would need to devise a new strategy by which to achieve growth within
the soft drink industry.
The team carefully considered several alternative ways of revamping its strategy within the noncola
market, but none of them seemed to have the potential for the magnitude of growth the team
desired. The team then began to consider the “unthinkable” – the possibility of entering the cola
market. Although the risks were high, so were the possible rewards with each market share
percentage point in the domestic soda market worth approximately $500 Million in annual retail
sales. Under Mr. Newberg’s leadership, Pop’s, Inc. began the process of developing a strategy
with which to compete directly with the giants of the Cola industry.

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Question 1 Puckett Inc. risk-adjusts its WACC to account for project risk. It uses a WACC of 8% for below-average risk projects, 10% for average-risk projects, and 12% for above-average risk projects. Which of the following independent projects should Puckett accept, assuming that the company uses the NPV method when choosing projects? A. Project B, which has below-average risk and an IRR = 8.5%. B. All of these projects should be accepted. C. Project A, which has average risk and an IRR = 9%. D. Without information about the projects’ NPVs we cannot determine which project(s) should be accepted. E. Project C, which has above-average risk and an IRR = 11%. Question 2 4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? Assume that the project being considered has normal cash flows, with one cash outflow at t = 0 followed by a series of positive cash flows. A. A project’s MIRR is always less than its regular IRR. B. A project’s MIRR is always greater than its regular IRR. C. To find a project’s MIRR, the textbook procedure compounds cash inflows at the WACC and then finds the discount rate that causes the PV of the terminal value to equal the initial cost. D. To find a project’s MIRR, we compound cash inflows at the regular IRR and then find the discount rate that causes the PV of the terminal value to equal the initial cost. E. If a project’s IRR is greater than its WACC, then its MIRR will be greater than the IRR. Question 3 Weatherall Enterprises has no debt or preferred stock?it is an all-equity firm?and has a beta of 2.0. The chief financial officer is evaluating a project with an expected return of 14%, before any risk adjustment. The risk-free rate is 5%, and the market risk premium is 4%. The project being evaluated is riskier than an average project, in terms of both its beta risk and its total risk. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? A. The project should definitely be accepted because its expected return (before any risk adjustments) is greater than its required return. B. Capital budgeting projects should be evaluated solely on the basis of their total risk. Thus, insufficient information has been provided to make the accept/reject decision. C. Riskier-than-average projects should have their expected returns increased to reflect their higher risk. Clearly, this would make the project acceptable regardless of the amount of the adjustment. D. The accept/reject decision depends on the firm’s risk-adjustment policy. If Weatherall’s policy is to increase the required return on a riskier-than-average project to 3% over rS, then it should reject the project. E. The project should definitely be rejected because its expected return (before risk adjustment) is less than its required return. Question 4 Stocks X and Y have the following data. Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT? X YPrice $30 $30Expected growth (constant) 6% 4%Required return 12% 10% A. Stock Y has a higher capital gains yield. B. Stock Y has a higher dividend yield than Stock X. C. Stock X has the higher expected year-end dividend. D. One year from now, Stock X’s price is expected to be higher than Stock Y’s price. E. Stock X has a higher dividend yield than Stock Y. Question 5 Which of the following statements is CORRECT? A. To find the MIRR, we first compound cash flows at the regular IRR to find the TV, and then we discount the TV at the WACC to find the PV. B. For a project with normal cash flows, any change in the WACC will change both the NPV and the IRR. C. If two projects have the same cost, and if their NPV profiles cross in the upper right quadrant, then the project with the higher IRR probably has more of its cash flows coming in the later years. D. The NPV and IRR methods both assume that cash flows can be reinvested at the WACC. However, the MIRR method assumes reinvestment at the MIRR itself. E. If two projects have the same cost, and if their NPV profiles cross in the upper right quadrant, then the project with the lower IRR probably has more of its cash flows coming in the later years. Question 6 Which of the following bonds has the greatest interest rate price risk? A. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, zero coupon bond. B. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, 10% coupon bond with annual interest payments. C. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, 10% coupon bond with semiannual interest payments. D. All 10-year bonds have the same price risk since they have the same maturity. Question 7 Stock X has a beta of 0.7 and Stock Y has a beta of 1.7. Which of the following statements must be true, according to the CAPM? A. If the market risk premium declines, but the risk-free rate is unchanged, Stock X will have a larger decline in its required return than will Stock Y. B.Stock Y’s return has a higher standard deviation than Stock X. C.Stock Y’s realized return during the coming year will be higher than Stock X’s return. D.If you invest $50,000 in Stock X and $50,000 in Stock Y, your 2-stock portfolio would have a beta significantly lower than 1.0, provided the returns on the two stocks are not perfectly correlated. E. If the expected rate of inflation increases but the market risk premium is unchanged, the required returns on the two stocks should increase by the same amount. Question 8 Which of the following statements is CORRECT? A. If a stock becomes riskier (more volatile), call options on the stock are likely to decline in value. B. If the underlying stock does not pay a dividend, it makes good economic sense to exercise a call option as soon as the stock’s price exceeds the strike price by about 10%, because this permits the option holder to lock in an immediate profit. C. Call options generally sell at a price less than their exercise value. D. Because of the put-call parity relationship, under equilibrium conditions a put option on a stock must sell at exactly the same price as a call option on the stock. E. 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 9 With its current financial policies, Flagstaff Inc. will have to issue new common stock to fund its capital budget. Since new stock has a higher cost than reinvested earnings, Flagstaff would like to avoid issuing new stock. Which of the following actions would REDUCE its need to issue new common stock? A. Increase the percentage of debt in the target capital structure. B. Increase the proposed capital budget. C. Increase the dividend payout ratio for the upcoming year. D. Reduce the amount of short-term bank debt in order to increase the current ratio. E. Reduce the percentage of debt in the target capital structure. Question 10 Laramie Labs uses a risk-adjustment when evaluating projects of different risk. Its overall (composite) WACC is 10%, which reflects the cost of capital for its average asset. Its assets vary widely in risk, and Laramie evaluates low-risk projects with a WACC of 8%, average-risk projects at 10%, and high-risk projects at 12%. The company is considering the following projects:Project Risk Expected ReturnA High 15%B Average 12%C High 11%D Low 9%E Low 6% A. A, B, C, D, and E. B. A, B, and C. C. A and B. D. A, B, C, and D. E. A, B, and D.

Question 1

Puckett Inc. risk-adjusts its WACC to account for project risk. It uses a WACC of 8% for below-average risk projects, 10% for average-risk projects, and 12% for above-average risk projects. Which of the following independent projects should Puckett accept, assuming that the company uses the NPV method when choosing projects?

A. Project B, which has below-average risk and an IRR = 8.5%.

B. All of these projects should be accepted.

C. Project A, which has average risk and an IRR = 9%.

D. Without information about the projects’ NPVs we cannot determine which project(s) should be accepted.

E. Project C, which has above-average risk and an IRR = 11%.

Question 2

4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? Assume that the project being considered has normal cash flows, with one cash outflow at t = 0 followed by a series of positive cash flows.

A. A project’s MIRR is always less than its regular IRR.

B. A project’s MIRR is always greater than its regular IRR.

C. To find a project’s MIRR, the textbook procedure compounds cash inflows at the WACC and then finds the discount rate that causes the PV of the terminal value to equal the initial cost.

D. To find a project’s MIRR, we compound cash inflows at the regular IRR and then find the discount rate that causes the PV of the terminal value to equal the initial cost.

E. If a project’s IRR is greater than its WACC, then its MIRR will be greater than the IRR.

Question 3

Weatherall Enterprises has no debt or preferred stock?it is an all-equity firm?and has a beta of 2.0. The chief financial officer is evaluating a project with an expected return of 14%, before any risk adjustment. The risk-free rate is 5%, and the market risk premium is 4%. The project being evaluated is riskier than an average project, in terms of both its beta risk and its total risk. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

A. The project should definitely be accepted because its expected return (before any risk adjustments) is greater than its required return.

B. Capital budgeting projects should be evaluated solely on the basis of their total risk. Thus, insufficient information has been provided to make the accept/reject decision.

C. Riskier-than-average projects should have their expected returns increased to reflect their higher risk. Clearly, this would make the project acceptable regardless of the amount of the adjustment.

D. The accept/reject decision depends on the firm’s risk-adjustment policy. If Weatherall’s policy is to increase the required return on a riskier-than-average project to 3% over rS, then it should reject the project.

E. The project should definitely be rejected because its expected return (before risk adjustment) is less than its required return.

Question 4

Stocks X and Y have the following data. Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT? X YPrice $30 $30Expected growth (constant) 6% 4%Required return 12% 10%

A. Stock Y has a higher capital gains yield.

B. Stock Y has a higher dividend yield than Stock X.

C. Stock X has the higher expected year-end dividend.

D. One year from now, Stock X’s price is expected to be higher than Stock Y’s price.

E. Stock X has a higher dividend yield than Stock Y.

 

Question 5

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

A. To find the MIRR, we first compound cash flows at the regular IRR to find the TV, and then we discount the TV at the WACC to find the PV.

B. For a project with normal cash flows, any change in the WACC will change both the NPV and the IRR.

C. If two projects have the same cost, and if their NPV profiles cross in the upper right quadrant, then the project with the higher IRR probably has more of its cash flows coming in the later years.

D. The NPV and IRR methods both assume that cash flows can be reinvested at the WACC. However, the MIRR method assumes reinvestment at the MIRR itself.

E. If two projects have the same cost, and if their NPV profiles cross in the upper right quadrant, then the project with the lower IRR probably has more of its cash flows coming in the later years.

Question 6

Which of the following bonds has the greatest interest rate price risk?

A. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, zero coupon bond.

B. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, 10% coupon bond with annual interest payments.

C. A 10-year, $1,000 face value, 10% coupon bond with semiannual interest payments.

D. All 10-year bonds have the same price risk since they have the same maturity.

 

Question 7

Stock X has a beta of 0.7 and Stock Y has a beta of 1.7. Which of the following statements must be true, according to the CAPM?

A. If the market risk premium declines, but the risk-free rate is unchanged, Stock X will have a larger decline in its required return than will Stock Y.

B.Stock Y’s return has a higher standard deviation than Stock X.

C.Stock Y’s realized return during the coming year will be higher than Stock X’s return.

D.If you invest $50,000 in Stock X and $50,000 in Stock Y, your 2-stock portfolio would have a beta significantly lower than 1.0, provided the returns on the two stocks are not perfectly correlated.

E. If the expected rate of inflation increases but the market risk premium is unchanged, the required returns on the two stocks should increase by the same amount.

Question 8

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

A. If a stock becomes riskier (more volatile), call options on the stock are likely to decline in value.

B. If the underlying stock does not pay a dividend, it makes good economic sense to exercise a call option as soon as the stock’s price exceeds the strike price by about 10%, because this permits the option holder to lock in an immediate profit.

C. Call options generally sell at a price less than their exercise value.

D. Because of the put-call parity relationship, under equilibrium conditions a put option on a stock must sell at exactly the same price as a call option on the stock.

E. 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 9

With its current financial policies, Flagstaff Inc. will have to issue new common stock to fund its capital budget. Since new stock has a higher cost than reinvested earnings, Flagstaff would like to avoid issuing new stock. Which of the following actions would REDUCE its need to issue new common stock?

A. Increase the percentage of debt in the target capital structure.

B. Increase the proposed capital budget.

C. Increase the dividend payout ratio for the upcoming year.

D. Reduce the amount of short-term bank debt in order to increase the current ratio.

E. Reduce the percentage of debt in the target capital structure.

Question 10

Laramie Labs uses a risk-adjustment when evaluating projects of different risk. Its overall (composite) WACC is 10%, which reflects the cost of capital for its average asset. Its assets vary widely in risk, and Laramie evaluates low-risk projects with a WACC of 8%, average-risk projects at 10%, and high-risk projects at 12%. The company is considering the following projects:Project Risk Expected ReturnA High 15%B Average 12%C High 11%D Low 9%E Low 6%

A. A, B, C, D, and E.

B. A, B, and C.

C. A and B.

D. A, B, C, and D.

E. A, B, and D.

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Financial markets are the forums in which buyers and sellers of financial assets such as stocks and bonds, and commodities such as grains, oil and gold, meet. Because there are uncertainties of outcome, organizations must develop strategies to manage the risk associated with it. Write a paper of not more than 10 pages on business and financial risk, as follows: Identify the major business and financial risks such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit, commodity, and operational risks. How do organizations measures risk and what global initiatives exist in financial risk management? Use APA standards in writing your paper. Identify the major business and financial risks Measures risk and global intiatives exist in financial risk management APA format.

Financial markets are the forums in which buyers and sellers of financial assets such as stocks and bonds, and commodities such as grains, oil and gold, meet. Because there are uncertainties of outcome, organizations must develop strategies to manage the risk associated with it.

Write a paper of not more than 10 pages on business and financial risk, as follows:

Identify the major business and financial risks such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit, commodity, and operational risks.
How do organizations measures risk and what global initiatives exist in financial risk management?
Use APA standards in writing your paper.
Identify the major business and financial risks
Measures risk and global intiatives exist in financial risk management
APA format.

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1. The significance of a “frolic and detour” is that: It determines if an employee can be liable on a contract made on the employer’s behalf. It can determine if someone working for a business is an employee or independent contractor. It can determine if an employer is liable for the negligence tort of an employee. It can determine if an employee is liable for torts he commits on the job. 0.5 points Question 2 1. A non-essential term of an offer under the common law may be the Writing Parties Price Subject Matter 0.5 points Question 3 1. A merchant is a person who: Deals in goods of the kind involved in the transaction. By his or her skill or occupation, holds himself or herself out as having special skill or knowledge regarding the goods in the transaction. Employs a merchant as his or her agent. Any of the above would qualify a person as a merchant. 0.5 points Question 4 1. Corporations typically are required to hold shareholders’ meetings at least: Annually Every six months. Twice a year, but they are not required to be held every six months. Quarterly. 0.5 points Question 5 1. Which of the following is a false statement? A principal owes to his or her agent a duty to act in good faith. If an agent’s contract with a third party is required to be in writing, then the agent’s authority from the principal to enter into that contract generally must be in writing. An agent’s authority to act on behalf of a principal derives exclusively from the agent’s express actual authority. A principal may confer authority on an agent by manifesting words or conduct to a third party.. 0.5 points Question 6 1. Which of the following is a false statement? A. The requirement of a minimum amount in controversy for federal jurisdiction applies to diversity of citizenship cases. B. The legal requirement of “standing” requires that a plaintiff have a stake in the outcome of a case that is filed. C. In rem jurisdiction can never be grounds to obtain jurisdiction of a lawsuit. D. A forum-selection clause in a contract allows parties to a contract to agree to the jurisdiction of a court that otherwise might have personal jurisdiction. 0.5 points Question 7 1. Which of the following statements is not correct? Common law is a term for law that is common throughout the world in all major legal systems. Money damages is the normal remedy at law today in common law legal systems. Equitable remedies include injunctions and decrees of specific performance. Generally, a state court can exercise jurisdiction over anyone within the boundaries of the state. 0.5 points Question 8 1. X Business Corporation markets its products in three states. Under the Constitution’s commerce clause, Congress can regulate any and all commercial activity in the United States. only commercial activities that are in interstate commerce. only commercial activities that are local. only activities that have nothing to do with commerce. 0.5 points Question 9 1. What as a general rule makes a covenant-not-to-compete legal in an employment contract? a. The covenant must be reasonable as to time/duration. b. The covenant must be reasonable as to place/territory. c. The employer must be able to demonstrate that the covenant was necessary to protect a legitimate business interest of the employer. d. All of the above. 0.5 points Question 10 1. Which of the following is a false statement? A. If only one item is flawed out of thousands of similar items that were manufactured, the one flawed product might not be the basis for a negligence lawsuit but could be the basis for a products liability lawsuit based on strict liability. B. Failure to warn about the dangers of a product can make an otherwise safe product defective pursuant to strict liability law. C. A defect in a manufactured product can make the manufacturer liable for injuries caused by the product even if the manufacturer exercised due care in the manufacture of the product. D. In a products liability lawsuit based on strict liability, an injured plaintiff need only prove that the product caused him or her harm. 0.5 points Question 11 1. What is a FALSE statement regarding monopolization analysis pursuant to Section 2 of the Sherman Act? a. One generally cannot be guilty of or liable for monopolization without having a monopoly first. b. One can have a monopoly but not have monopoly power and thus not be a monopolizing company. c. All monopolies are illegal since they are inherently unfair to consumers. d. Wrongful conduct by a monopoly to establish

1. The significance of a “frolic and detour” is that:
It determines if an employee can be liable on a contract made on the employer’s behalf.
It can determine if someone working for a business is an employee or independent contractor.
It can determine if an employer is liable for the negligence tort of an employee.
It can determine if an employee is liable for torts he commits on the job.
0.5 points
Question 2
1. A non-essential term of an offer under the common law may be the
Writing
Parties
Price
Subject Matter
0.5 points
Question 3
1. A merchant is a person who:
Deals in goods of the kind involved in the transaction.
By his or her skill or occupation, holds himself or herself out as having special skill or knowledge regarding the goods in the transaction.
Employs a merchant as his or her agent.
Any of the above would qualify a person as a merchant.
0.5 points
Question 4
1. Corporations typically are required to hold shareholders’ meetings at least:
Annually
Every six months.
Twice a year, but they are not required to be held every six months.
Quarterly.
0.5 points
Question 5
1. Which of the following is a false statement?
A principal owes to his or her agent a duty to act in good faith.
If an agent’s contract with a third party is required to be in writing, then the agent’s authority from the principal to enter into that contract generally must be in writing.
An agent’s authority to act on behalf of a principal derives exclusively from the agent’s express actual authority.
A principal may confer authority on an agent by manifesting words or conduct to a third party..
0.5 points
Question 6
1. Which of the following is a false statement?
A. The requirement of a minimum amount in controversy for federal jurisdiction applies to diversity of citizenship cases.
B. The legal requirement of “standing” requires that a plaintiff have a stake in the outcome of a case that is filed.
C. In rem jurisdiction can never be grounds to obtain jurisdiction of a lawsuit.
D. A forum-selection clause in a contract allows parties to a contract to agree to the jurisdiction of a court that otherwise might have personal jurisdiction.
0.5 points
Question 7
1. Which of the following statements is not correct?
Common law is a term for law that is common throughout the world in all major legal systems.
Money damages is the normal remedy at law today in common law legal systems.
Equitable remedies include injunctions and decrees of specific performance.
Generally, a state court can exercise jurisdiction over anyone within the boundaries of the state.
0.5 points
Question 8
1. X Business Corporation markets its products in three states. Under the Constitution’s commerce clause, Congress can regulate
any and all commercial activity in the United States.
only commercial activities that are in interstate commerce.
only commercial activities that are local.
only activities that have nothing to do with commerce.
0.5 points
Question 9
1. What as a general rule makes a covenant-not-to-compete legal in an employment contract?
a. The covenant must be reasonable as to time/duration.
b. The covenant must be reasonable as to place/territory.
c. The employer must be able to demonstrate that the covenant was necessary to protect a legitimate business interest of the employer.
d. All of the above.
0.5 points
Question 10
1. Which of the following is a false statement?
A. If only one item is flawed out of thousands of similar items that were manufactured, the one flawed product might not be the basis for a negligence lawsuit but could be the basis for a products liability lawsuit based on strict liability.
B. Failure to warn about the dangers of a product can make an otherwise safe product defective pursuant to strict liability law.
C. A defect in a manufactured product can make the manufacturer liable for injuries caused by the product even if the manufacturer exercised due care in the manufacture of the product.
D. In a products liability lawsuit based on strict liability, an injured plaintiff need only prove that the product caused him or her harm.
0.5 points
Question 11
1. What is a FALSE statement regarding monopolization analysis pursuant to Section 2 of the Sherman Act?
a. One generally cannot be guilty of or liable for monopolization without having a monopoly first.
b. One can have a monopoly but not have monopoly power and thus not be a monopolizing company.
c. All monopolies are illegal since they are inherently unfair to consumers.
d. Wrongful conduct by a monopoly to establish

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Describe the order driven market trading system , the quote driven trading system and the hybrid trading system and provide examples. -Compare between the above trading systems in terms of: Transparency Liquidity Volatility Efficiency Price Discovery Im looking for full answer for all the points not only the different I would like to have the answer one page to two pages Thank you Additional Requirements Min Pages: 1 Max Pages: 2 Level of Detail: Show all work Other Requirements: please if you going to answer it answer everything with the points not only the description

Describe the order driven market trading system , the quote driven trading system and the hybrid trading system and provide examples.
-Compare between the above trading systems in terms of:
Transparency
Liquidity
Volatility
Efficiency
Price Discovery

Im looking for full answer for all the points not only the different
I would like to have the answer one page to two pages

Thank you
Additional Requirements

Min Pages: 1
Max Pages: 2
Level of Detail: Show all work
Other Requirements: please if you going to answer it answer everything with the points not only the description

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Manufacturing Project Lovell Levelers, Inc. is a major provider of specialized part for the automotive industry. LLI’s biggest customer, Specific Motors was not a delighted customer this month. In fact, last Monday, the executive vice president of Specific Motors headquarters, Phyllis Kendall was diverted from a return trip from Singapore to drop in unexpectedly at the LLI plant. There was nothing routine about this visit. She made it explicitly clear that Specific Motors was disappointed with the level of quality relative to the leveler plates. In particular, she was disappointed with the current average of rejects at the rate of 1,350 defects per million opportunities (DPMO), and at LLI’s cost of poor quality of just over $256,000 per quarter. She said the industry standard is <50 DPMO and if we do not get the level of quality to the industry standard (as a minimum) within the next six months, LLI should not expect to keep the business next year. The student will be a Black Belt working for LLI. The specifics about their company: CEO Bill Lovell GM Mary Nichols Sponsor John Hopps Finance Cindy Jenkins Process owner Leroy Miller Master BB Dennis Kens Manufacturing Mitch Freese Design Engineer Al Nelson Quality Debbie Judson

Manufacturing Project

 

Lovell Levelers, Inc. is a major provider of specialized part for the automotive industry. LLI’s biggest customer, Specific Motors was not a delighted customer this month. In fact, last Monday, the executive vice president of Specific Motors headquarters, Phyllis Kendall was diverted from a return trip from Singapore to drop in unexpectedly at the LLI plant. There was nothing routine about this visit. She made it explicitly clear that Specific Motors was disappointed with the level of quality relative to the leveler plates. In particular, she was disappointed with the current average of rejects at the rate of 1,350 defects per million opportunities (DPMO), and at LLI’s cost of poor quality of just over $256,000 per quarter. She said the industry standard is <50 DPMO and if we do not get the level of quality to the industry standard (as a minimum) within the next six months, LLI should not expect to keep the business next year.

The student will be a Black Belt working for LLI. The specifics about their company:

CEO Bill Lovell

GM Mary Nichols

Sponsor John Hopps

Finance Cindy Jenkins

Process owner Leroy Miller

Master BB Dennis Kens

Manufacturing Mitch Freese

Design Engineer Al Nelson

Quality Debbie Judson

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Martin S. Albert (SS # 363-22-1141) is 39 Years old and is married to Michele R. Albert (SS# 259-05-8242). The Alberts live at 512 Ferry Road, Newport News, VA 23100. They file a joint return and have two dependent children ( Charlene, age 17, and Jordan, age 18) Charlene’s SS3# is 260-12-1234, and Jordan’s is 263-23-4321. In 2007, Martin and Michele had the following transactions: a) Martin received $115,000 in salary from Red Steel Corporation, where he is a construction engineer. Whitholding for Federal income tax was $10,750. The amounts witheld for FICA tax were as follows: $6,622 (106,800 x 6.2%) for Social Security and $ 1,668 (115,000x 1.45%) for Medicare. Martin worked in Mexico from January 1, 2006 until Feb. 15 2007. His $108,000 salary for 2007 includes $16,000 he earned for January and one-half of February 2007 while working in Mexico. b) Martin and Michele received $800 in dividends on Green, Inc. stock and $400 interst on Montgomery County (Virginia) school bonds. c) Martin recieved $2300 interest from a Bahamian bank account. d) Michele received 50 shares of Applegate Corporation common stock as a stock dividend. The shares had a fair market value of $2000 at the time Michele received them, and she did not have teh option of receiving cash. e) Martin and Michele received a $900 refund on their 2006 Virginia income taxes. Their itemized deductions in 2006 totaled $12,500 f) Martin paid $6,000 alimony to his former wife, Rose T. Morgan ( ss # 262-55-4813) g) Marin and Michele kept the receipts for their sales taxes paid of $1,100 h) Martin and Michele’s itemized deductions were as follows: -State income tax paid and withheld totaled $5,100 -Real estate taxes on their principle residence were $3,400 -Mortgage interest on their principle residence was $2,500 -Cash Contributions to the church totaled $2,800 Part 1- TaxComputation Compute the Albert’s net tax payable (or refund) for 2012 Part 2- Tax Planning The Alberts are considering buying another house. Their house mortage payments would increase by $500 (to $1500) per month, which includes a $250 increase in interest and a $100 increase in property tax. The Alberts would like to know how much the mortage payments would increase net of any change in their income tax. Write a letter to the Alberts that contains your advice. Q2 59. Alfred E. Old and Beulah A. Crane, each age 42, married on September 7, 2011. Alfred and Beulah will file a joint return for 2012. Alfred’s Social Security number is 111-11- 1111. Beulah’s Social Security number is 123-45-6789, and she adopted “Old” as her married name. They live at 211 Brickstone Drive, Atlanta, GA 30304. Alfred was divorced from Sarah Old in March 2010. Under the divorce agreement, Alfred is to pay Sarah $1,250 per month for the next 10 years or until Sarah’s death, whichever occurs first. Alfred pays Sarah $15,000 in 2012. In addition, in January 2012, Alfred pays Sarah $50,000, which is designated as being her share of the marital property. Also, Alfred is responsible for all prior years’ income taxes. Sarah’s Social Security number is 123-45-6788. Alfred’s salary for 2012 is $150,000, and his employer, Cherry, Inc. (Federal I.D. No. 98-7654321), provides him with group term life insurance equal to twice his annual salary. His employer withheld $24,900 for Federal income taxes and $8,000 for state income taxes. The following amounts were withheld for FICA taxes: $4,624 ($110,100 × 4.2%) for Social Security and $2,175 ($150,000 × 1.45%) for Medicare. Beulah recently graduated from law school and is employed by Legal Aid Society, Inc. (Federal I.D. No. 11-1111111), as a public defender. She receives a salary of $40,000 in 2012. Her employer withheld $7,500 for Federal income taxes and $2,400 for state income taxes. The following amounts were withheld for FICA taxes: $1,680 ($40,000 ×4.2%) for Social Security and $580 ($40,000 × 1.45%) for Medicare. Beulah has $2,500 in qualified dividends on Yellow Corporation stock she inherited. Alfred and Beulah receive a $1,900 refund on their 2011 state income taxes. They itemized deductions on their 2011 Federal income tax return (total = $15,000). Alfred and Beulah pay $4,500 interest and $1,450 property taxes on their personal residence in 2012. Their charitable contributions total $2,400 (all to their church). They paid sales taxes of $1,400 for which they maintain the receipts. Compute the Olds’ net tax payable (or refund due) for 2012. If you use tax forms for your solution, you will need Form 1040 and Schedules A and B. Suggested software: H&R BLOCK At Home.

Martin S. Albert (SS # 363-22-1141) is 39 Years old and is married to Michele R. Albert (SS# 259-05-8242). The Alberts live at 512 Ferry Road, Newport News, VA 23100. They file a joint return and have two dependent children ( Charlene, age 17, and Jordan, age 18) Charlene’s SS3# is 260-12-1234, and Jordan’s is 263-23-4321. In 2007, Martin and Michele had the following transactions:
a) Martin received $115,000 in salary from Red Steel Corporation, where he is a construction engineer. Whitholding for Federal income tax was $10,750. The amounts witheld for FICA tax were as follows: $6,622 (106,800 x 6.2%) for Social Security and $ 1,668 (115,000x 1.45%) for Medicare. Martin worked in Mexico from January 1, 2006 until Feb. 15 2007. His $108,000 salary for 2007 includes $16,000 he earned for January and one-half of February 2007 while working in Mexico.
b) Martin and Michele received $800 in dividends on Green, Inc. stock and $400 interst on Montgomery County (Virginia) school bonds.
c) Martin recieved $2300 interest from a Bahamian bank account.
d) Michele received 50 shares of Applegate Corporation common stock as a stock dividend. The shares had a fair market value of $2000 at the time Michele received them, and she did not have teh option of receiving cash.
e) Martin and Michele received a $900 refund on their 2006 Virginia income taxes. Their itemized deductions in 2006 totaled $12,500
f) Martin paid $6,000 alimony to his former wife, Rose T. Morgan ( ss # 262-55-4813)
g) Marin and Michele kept the receipts for their sales taxes paid of $1,100
h) Martin and Michele’s itemized deductions were as follows:
-State income tax paid and withheld totaled $5,100
-Real estate taxes on their principle residence were $3,400
-Mortgage interest on their principle residence was $2,500
-Cash Contributions to the church totaled $2,800
Part 1- TaxComputation
Compute the Albert’s net tax payable (or refund) for 2012
Part 2- Tax Planning
The Alberts are considering buying another house. Their house mortage payments would increase by $500 (to $1500) per month, which includes a $250 increase in interest and a $100 increase in property tax. The Alberts would like to know how much the mortage payments would increase net of any change in their income tax. Write a letter to the Alberts that contains your advice.

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59. Alfred E. Old and Beulah A. Crane, each age 42, married on September 7, 2011. Alfred and Beulah will file a joint return for 2012. Alfred’s Social Security number is 111-11-

1111. Beulah’s Social Security number is 123-45-6789, and she adopted “Old” as her married name. They live at 211 Brickstone Drive, Atlanta, GA 30304.
Alfred was divorced from Sarah Old in March 2010. Under the divorce agreement,
Alfred is to pay Sarah $1,250 per month for the next 10 years or until Sarah’s death, whichever occurs first. Alfred pays Sarah $15,000 in 2012. In addition, in January 2012,
Alfred pays Sarah $50,000, which is designated as being her share of the marital property.
Also, Alfred is responsible for all prior years’ income taxes. Sarah’s Social Security number is 123-45-6788.
Alfred’s salary for 2012 is $150,000, and his employer, Cherry, Inc. (Federal I.D. No. 98-7654321), provides him with group term life insurance equal to twice his annual salary. His employer withheld $24,900 for Federal income taxes and $8,000 for state income taxes. The following amounts were withheld for FICA taxes: $4,624 ($110,100 ×

4.2%) for Social Security and $2,175 ($150,000 × 1.45%) for Medicare.
Beulah recently graduated from law school and is employed by Legal Aid Society,
Inc. (Federal I.D. No. 11-1111111), as a public defender. She receives a salary of $40,000 in 2012. Her employer withheld $7,500 for Federal income taxes and $2,400 for state income taxes. The following amounts were withheld for FICA taxes: $1,680 ($40,000 ×4.2%) for Social Security and $580 ($40,000 × 1.45%) for Medicare.
Beulah has $2,500 in qualified dividends on Yellow Corporation stock she inherited.
Alfred and Beulah receive a $1,900 refund on their 2011 state income taxes. They itemized deductions on their 2011 Federal income tax return (total = $15,000). Alfred and
Beulah pay $4,500 interest and $1,450 property taxes on their personal residence in 2012. Their charitable contributions total $2,400 (all to their church). They paid sales taxes of $1,400 for which they maintain the receipts.
Compute the Olds’ net tax payable (or refund due) for 2012. If you use tax forms for your solution, you will need Form 1040 and Schedules A and B. Suggested software:
H&R BLOCK At Home.

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The Board of Directors of Art Innovations, Inc., has voted to acquire The Painter art gallery (Gallery 1 from your Week 3 case) in Paris, France. The acquisition is made on January 1, 2013. Art Innovations issues 22,000 of its $1 par value stock with a market price of $10 per share on the date of acquisition to acquire a 100% interest in The Painter. The Painter will retain separate incorporation after the acquisition. In addition, Art Innovators paid $10,000 to a business broker for assistance in finding the acquisition and $2,000 in stock issuance costs. The Balance Sheets on the date of acquisition are shown below, along with the Fair Market Values of the assets and liabilities of The Painter. Art Innovations is presented in U.S. dollars and The Painter in Euros. Art Innovations, Inc. Balance Sheet January 1, 2013 Assets Cash 85,000 Receivables 45,000 Inventory 170,000 Fixed Assets (net) 192,000 Total Assets 492,000 Liabilities and Equities Liabilities 82,000 Common Stock 50,000 Additional Paid-In-Capital 45,000 Retained Earnings (12/31/12) 315,000 Total Liabilities and Equity 492,000 The Painter Balance Sheet January 1, 2013 Assets Book Value Fair Market Value Cash 44,000 44,000 Receivables 46,000 46,000 Inventory 58,000 58,000 Fixed Assets (net) 139,000 182,000 Total Assets 287,000 330,000 Liabilities and Equities Liabilities 176,000 176,000 Common Stock 60,000 Retained Earnings (12/31/12) 51,000 Total Liabilities and Equity 287,000 Relevant Exchange Rates for the Euro (in U.S. dollars) are as follows: January 1, 2012 .60 December 31, 2012 .65 Weighted Average, 2012 .63 1. Translate The Painter’s Balance Sheet and FMV into U.S. Dollars (remember to look back at your Week 3 case to get translation numbers. 2. In General Journal form, record the acquisition entry for Art Innovators, Inc. using the acquisition method. Using that entry, update their January 1, 2013 Balance Sheet. 3. Prepare a consolidation worksheet and a balance sheet for the date of acquisition for Art Innovators, Inc. 4. Identify the possible reasons why Art Innovators, Inc. would acquire an existing gallery rather than starting their own in France. 5. Explain why Art Innovators, Inc. would pay more than the FMV of the net assets and liabilities to acquire The Painter.

The Board of Directors of Art Innovations, Inc., has voted to acquire The Painter art gallery (Gallery 1 from your Week 3 case) in Paris, France. The acquisition is made on January 1, 2013. Art Innovations issues 22,000 of its $1 par value stock with a market price of $10 per share on the date of acquisition to acquire a 100% interest in The Painter. The Painter will retain separate incorporation after the acquisition. In addition, Art Innovators paid $10,000 to a business broker for assistance in finding the acquisition and $2,000 in stock issuance costs.

The Balance Sheets on the date of acquisition are shown below, along with the Fair Market Values of the assets and liabilities of The Painter. Art Innovations is presented in U.S. dollars and The Painter in Euros.

Art Innovations, Inc.

Balance Sheet

January 1, 2013

Assets
Cash 85,000
Receivables 45,000
Inventory 170,000
Fixed Assets (net) 192,000
Total Assets 492,000
Liabilities and Equities
Liabilities 82,000
Common Stock 50,000
Additional Paid-In-Capital 45,000
Retained Earnings (12/31/12) 315,000
Total Liabilities and Equity 492,000

The Painter

Balance Sheet

January 1, 2013

Assets Book Value Fair Market Value
Cash 44,000 44,000
Receivables 46,000 46,000
Inventory 58,000 58,000
Fixed Assets (net) 139,000 182,000
Total Assets 287,000 330,000
Liabilities and Equities
Liabilities 176,000 176,000
Common Stock 60,000
Retained Earnings (12/31/12) 51,000
Total Liabilities and Equity 287,000

Relevant Exchange Rates for the Euro (in U.S. dollars) are as follows:

January 1, 2012 .60

December 31, 2012 .65

Weighted Average, 2012 .63

1. Translate The Painter’s Balance Sheet and FMV into U.S. Dollars (remember to look back at your Week 3 case to get translation numbers.

2. In General Journal form, record the acquisition entry for Art Innovators, Inc. using the acquisition method. Using that entry, update their January 1, 2013 Balance Sheet.

3. Prepare a consolidation worksheet and a balance sheet for the date of acquisition for Art Innovators, Inc.

4. Identify the possible reasons why Art Innovators, Inc. would acquire an existing gallery rather than starting their own in France.

5. Explain why Art Innovators, Inc. would pay more than the FMV of the net assets and liabilities to acquire The Painter.

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Unit5 – Individual Project Student Instructions For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab. A scientist collected samples of various organisms and returned to the lab. For classification purposes, they need to describe their external appearance and internal physiology. For this reason, they have designed a special table you need to fill out. Taxonomy to Show Relationships Between Organisms Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report. Use theLab 5 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection. Use the Lab 5 worksheet data to answer a series of questions related to the relationship between organisms. Please submit your completed assignment

Unit5 – Individual Project

Student Instructions

For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab.

A scientist collected samples of various organisms and returned to the lab. For classification purposes, they need to describe their external appearance and internal physiology. For this reason, they have designed a special table you need to fill out.

Taxonomy to Show Relationships Between Organisms

Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report. Use theLab 5 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection.

Use the Lab 5 worksheet data to answer a series of questions related to the relationship between organisms.

Please submit your completed assignment

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3. Precision Manufacturing has a government contract to produce stainless steel rods for use in military aircraft. Each rod is required to be 20 millimeters in diameter. Each hour, random samples of size n = 4 rods are measured to check process control. Five hours of observations yielded the following: Diameter Time Rod 1 Rod 2 Rod 3 Rod 4 9 A.M. 19.8 20.4 19.9 20.3 10 A.M. 20.1 20.2 19.9 19.8 11 A.M. 19.9 20.5 20.3 20.1 Noon 19.7 19.8 20.3 20.2 1 P.M. 19.7 20.1 19.9 19.9 1. Construct the xbar-chart and the R-chart. 2. Is the process in control? 4. Modern Electronics specializes in manufacturing modern electronic components. It also builds the equipment that produces the components. Modern Electronics is considering building a new facility but the estimated profits would be impacted by the type ofMARKET that develops. The probability for a strongMARKET is 0.3; for a fair MARKET is 0.5; and for a poor MARKET is 0.2. You are responsible for advising the president of Modern Electronics on the type facility that should be built or to not build a facility at all. The table shows the estimated profits under each market and for each size facility. Estimated Profits Strong Market Fair Market Poor Market Build a large facility 550,000 110,000 -310,000 Build a medium-size facility 300,000 129,000 -100,000 Build a small facility 200,000 100,000 -32,000 Do not build a facility 0 0 0 1. Provide a recommendation to the president that maximizes profits 2. Provide a second recommendation to the president that minimizes regret. 5. Consulting income at Kaplan Associates for the period February – July is shown in the table below. Assume that the initial forecast for February is $65,000. Use Exponential smoothing to forecast August’s income. MONTH INCOME ($1,000) February 70.0 March 68.5 April 64.8 May 71.7 June 71.3 July 72.8 1. Use a smoothing constant of ? = 0.2. 2. Use a smoothing constant of ? = 0.5. 3. Which forecasting constant is best in this situation? 6. Johnson Construction Company is in the process of installing power lines to a large housing development. The company wants to minimize the total length of wire used, which would minimize the company’s cost. The housing development is shown below. Each house has been numbered, and the distances between houses are given in hundreds of feet. 1. What do you recommend to Johnson Construction Company? 7. The storm drains in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have been upgraded following the devastating floods of 2008. The network of storm drains and the capacities are shown below. Determine the maximum flow (in hundreds of gallons of water per minute) from node 1 to node 5. Remember that the arc has both capacity and reverse capacity. From Node To Node Fluid Flow 1 2 250 2 1 100 1 3 100 3 1 150 1 4 400 4 1 400 1 5 150 5 1 200 2 4 300 4 2 200 3 4 250 4 3 300 3 5 300 5 3 250 4 5 300 5 4 0 8. From the States Data Set the following output for the Income in 2000 and for the Income in 2010 was created. 1. Which variable has the greatest relative variation? 9. You are a consultant working for Kaplan Consulting. The U.S. Department of Labor has requested assistance in evaluating the impact of economic stimulus on the unemployment rate. From the States Data Set the following t test was conducted to answer the question: “Has there been a significant reduction in the national unemployment rate between January and June?” 1. What is the Null and the Alternative Hypotheses? 2. What is your level of alpha (?)? 3. What is your conclusion? 4. What is your answer to the question? 10. The Governor of a southern state has asked Kaplan Consulting to determine if the state were able to increase the percentage of its population with a Bachelor’s Degree to 50%, what might be the expected median household income based on 2010 data? Here is the output from the Regression procedure from Excel. 1. What would be the predicted median household income if the percentage of the population in the state were 50% or 50?

3. Precision Manufacturing has a government contract to produce stainless steel rods for use in military aircraft. Each rod is required to be 20 millimeters in diameter. Each hour, random samples of size n = 4 rods are measured to check process control. Five hours of observations yielded the following:

Diameter

Time Rod 1 Rod 2 Rod 3 Rod 4

9 A.M. 19.8 20.4 19.9 20.3

10 A.M. 20.1 20.2 19.9 19.8

11 A.M. 19.9 20.5 20.3 20.1

Noon 19.7 19.8 20.3 20.2

1 P.M. 19.7 20.1 19.9 19.9

1. Construct the xbar-chart and the R-chart.

2. Is the process in control?

4. Modern Electronics specializes in manufacturing modern electronic components. It also builds the equipment that produces the components. Modern Electronics is considering building a new facility but the estimated profits would be impacted by the type ofMARKET that develops. The probability for a strongMARKET is 0.3; for a fair MARKET is 0.5; and for a poor MARKET is 0.2. You are responsible for advising the president of Modern Electronics on the type facility that should be built or to not build a facility at all. The table shows the estimated profits under each market and for each size facility.

Estimated Profits

Strong Market Fair Market Poor Market

Build a large facility 550,000 110,000 -310,000

Build a medium-size facility 300,000 129,000 -100,000

Build a small facility 200,000 100,000 -32,000

Do not build a facility 0 0 0

1. Provide a recommendation to the president that maximizes profits

2. Provide a second recommendation to the president that minimizes regret.

5. Consulting income at Kaplan Associates for the period February – July is shown in the table below. Assume that the initial forecast for February is $65,000. Use Exponential smoothing to forecast August’s income.

MONTH INCOME ($1,000)

February 70.0

March 68.5

April 64.8

May 71.7

June 71.3

July 72.8

1. Use a smoothing constant of ? = 0.2.

2. Use a smoothing constant of ? = 0.5.

3. Which forecasting constant is best in this situation?

6. Johnson Construction Company is in the process of installing power lines to a large housing development. The company wants to minimize the total length of wire used, which would minimize the company’s cost. The housing development is shown below. Each house has been numbered, and the distances between houses are given in hundreds of feet.

1. What do you recommend to Johnson Construction Company?

7. The storm drains in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have been upgraded following the devastating floods of 2008. The network of storm drains and the capacities are shown below. Determine the maximum flow (in hundreds of gallons of water per minute) from node 1 to node 5. Remember that the arc has both capacity and reverse capacity.

From Node To Node Fluid Flow
1 2 250
2 1 100
1 3 100
3 1 150
1 4 400
4 1 400
1 5 150
5 1 200
2 4 300
4 2 200
3 4 250
4 3 300
3 5 300
5 3 250
4 5 300
5 4 0

8. From the States Data Set the following output for the Income in 2000 and for the Income in 2010 was created.

1. Which variable has the greatest relative variation?

9. You are a consultant working for Kaplan Consulting. The U.S. Department of Labor has requested assistance in evaluating the impact of economic stimulus on the unemployment rate. From the States Data Set the following t test was conducted to answer the question:

“Has there been a significant reduction in the national unemployment rate between January and June?”

1. What is the Null and the Alternative Hypotheses?

2. What is your level of alpha (?)?

3. What is your conclusion?

4. What is your answer to the question?

10. The Governor of a southern state has asked Kaplan Consulting to determine if the state were able to increase the percentage of its population with a Bachelor’s Degree to 50%, what might be the expected median household income based on 2010 data? Here is the output from the Regression procedure from Excel.

1. What would be the predicted median household income if the percentage of the population in the state were 50% or 50?

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Consider a Cournot duopoly model where the market price is given by the inverse demand function: p = 30 ? 3 ? q1 ? q2. And suppose each firm produces at a cost of 25 per unit of production (i.e, total costs are given by 25 ? qi for i = 1, 2). (a) Find the payoff functions u1 (q1, q2) and u2 (q1, q2). (b) Suppose player 1 believes that player 2 is equally likely to produce q2 = 10, q2 = 15, q2 = 18 and q2 = 22 units, and these are the only production values player 1 believes player 2 can choose. Let ?2 denote these beliefs for player 1. Compute u1 (q1, ?2) for these beliefs ?2. (c) Suppose player 2 believes that player 1 will produce q1 = 13 with probability 1/3, q1 = 10 with probability 1/4, and q1 = 16 with probability 5/12, and these are the only production values player 2 believes player 1 can choose. Let ?1 denote these beliefs for player 2. Compute u2 (?1, q2) for these beliefs ?1.

Consider a Cournot duopoly model where the market price is given by the inverse demand function:
p = 30 ? 3 ? q1 ? q2.
And suppose each firm produces at a cost of 25 per unit of production (i.e, total costs are given by 25 ? qi
for i = 1, 2).
(a) Find the payoff functions u1 (q1, q2) and u2 (q1, q2).
(b) Suppose player 1 believes that player 2 is equally likely to produce q2 = 10, q2 = 15, q2 = 18 and q2 = 22 units, and these are the only production values player 1 believes player 2 can choose. Let ?2 denote these beliefs for player 1.
Compute u1 (q1, ?2) for these beliefs ?2.
(c) Suppose player 2 believes that player 1 will produce q1 = 13 with probability 1/3,
q1 = 10 with probability 1/4, and q1 = 16 with probability 5/12, and these are the only production values player 2 believes player 1 can choose. Let ?1 denote these beliefs for player 2. Compute u2 (?1, q2) for these beliefs ?1.

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9. (Competition and Surplus) (a) Suppose that the demand curve for eggs is Q = 80 – 4p and the supply curve is Q = 6p. The eggsproducers’ lobby has successfully convinced the government to impose a price floor of p = 10. A newly elected government is considering dropping this price floor and allowing market forces to set the price of eggs. Describe how the price and quantity would change, and the effect on consumer, producer, and total surplus. (b) Suppose the government does not want to maximize total surplus, but instead maximizes “weighted total surplus”, WTS = CS + w × PS, where w is the weight the government puts on eggs producers’ surplus, which could exceed or be less than 1.What value of w would lead to the government being indifferent between keeping the price floor and removing it? 10. (Market Failure and Monopoly) a) The demand for high-speed cable Internet in the Yukon Territory is given by Q = 10 – p. The cost of providing the service is C = 16 + 2Q. Assume that the government grants a license to supply this service to only one firm (i.e. a monopoly). What is the profit-maximizing price and quantity? What is the dead weight loss from monopoly? Illustrate this deadweight loss in a diagram. b) Residents of the Yukon complain about high prices so the government decides to give licenses to any legitimate applicant. Any entrant would have the same cost function as the incumbent. Is there an incentive for another firm to enter this market and compete with the incumbent? Explain your answer.

9. (Competition and Surplus)
(a) Suppose that the demand curve for eggs is Q = 80 – 4p and the supply curve is Q = 6p. The eggsproducers’ lobby has successfully convinced the government to impose a price floor of p = 10. A newly elected government is considering dropping this price floor and allowing market forces to set the price of eggs. Describe how the price and quantity would change, and the effect on consumer, producer,
and total surplus.

(b) Suppose the government does not want to maximize total surplus, but instead maximizes “weighted
total surplus”, WTS = CS + w × PS, where w is the weight the government puts on eggs producers’
surplus, which could exceed or be less than 1.What value of w would lead to the government being
indifferent between keeping the price floor and removing it?

10. (Market Failure and Monopoly)
a) The demand for high-speed cable Internet in the Yukon Territory is given by Q = 10 – p. The cost of
providing the service is C = 16 + 2Q. Assume that the government grants a license to supply this service to only one firm (i.e. a monopoly). What is the profit-maximizing price and quantity? What is the dead weight loss from monopoly? Illustrate this deadweight loss in a diagram.

b) Residents of the Yukon complain about high prices so the government decides to give licenses to any
legitimate applicant. Any entrant would have the same cost function as the incumbent. Is there an
incentive for another firm to enter this market and compete with the incumbent? Explain your answer.A complete strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis (including at least 5 factors from each category and full explanations of why each factor is important and why it was placed in the category) of the environment that exists within ToolsCorp and the environment that ToolsCorp is proposing

ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located it in Tennessee. It builds power tools, lawn mowers, lawn furniture, microwaves, and ranges. All products are manufactured locally and sold through large retailers. They have sale papers inserted in every Wednesday and Sunday paper. Although they have a thriving business in the United States and Canada, ToolsCorp is trying to break into the global marketplace.

An outline of the business plan to be developed for ToolsCorp’s strategic initiative

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Relevant Cost Case Behemoth Motors Corp. Behemoth Motors Corp. (BMC) is a major manufacturer of automobiles in the United States. BMC has decided to include a Global Positioning System navigator (GPSN) in all of its Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) beginning with the 2013 model year. These models are just now being delivered and the GPSN units are manufactured in the Detroit BMC facility. Currently and for the foreseeable future, BMC will need 8,000 GPSNs per month. The total manufacturing cost of the GSPN is $425 per unit calculated as follows: Item Cost per unit Direct materials (purchased locally) $165 Direct labor (6 hours @ $28 per hour) 168 Factory Floor Space Charges (16,000 sq. ft. at $2.50 per sq. ft. per month allocated over 8,000 units per month) 5 Supervisory labor (monthly cost of $56,000 allocated over 8,000 units per month) 7 General company overhead ($640,000 per month assigned to GPSN allocated over 8,000 units per month) 80 Total Unit Cost $425 BMC experiences a high level of quality control over these units with only 2% of total production failing quality control testing. 98% of all units manufactured are installed in SUVs. Wally Wizard, the GPSN manager, has been approached by Far East Enterprises, Ltd (FEE) who has offered to outsource these units for MBC. FEE is a three-year-old electronic manufacturing company located in China and has experienced outstanding growth during that three-year period. FEE has offered to manufacture and deliver to Detroit 8,000 GPSN units at a unit cost of $400 beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. FEE asks for a two-year contract. Under the existing arrangement, the direct materials are all purchased locally under month-to-month contracts. There are no future obligations under these contracts. There are 100 direct labor employees involved in this process. These employees can be laid off but if they are, BMC must pay a penalty of $66,000 per year to the employees union. This penalty will continue for 4 years. There are 10 supervisors, each earning $6,000 per month, assigned to the project. If the product is outsourced, all of these supervisors can be assigned to other supervisory positions within BMC. If the product is outsourced, half of the factory floor space can be used for storage for materials that are currently stored in rented storage facilities. These rented facilities currently cost BMC $5,000 per month. There is no alternative use for the remaining factory floor space. The current $2.50 per sq. ft. charge is based on the overall BMC factory costs. General company overhead is first assigned to operating units on the basis of total product produced and then further to produced units on a per unit basis. If the product is outsourced, this overhead will be reassigned to other operating divisions although total corporate overhead incurred will remain unchanged. You have determined the following additional facts. The units manufactured by FEE will have the same quality as those manufactured by BMC and the delivery schedule will have the same reliability as that of BMC. Case Assignment Make a recommendation to Wally Wizard in a 3 to 4 page paper. Be sure to support your recommendation with the decision-making process outlined in the background information.

Relevant Cost Case Behemoth Motors Corp.

Behemoth Motors Corp. (BMC) is a major manufacturer of automobiles in the United States. BMC has decided to include a Global Positioning System navigator (GPSN) in all of its Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) beginning with the 2013 model year. These models are just now being delivered and the GPSN units are manufactured in the Detroit BMC facility. Currently and for the foreseeable future, BMC will need 8,000 GPSNs per month. The total manufacturing cost of the GSPN is $425 per unit calculated as follows:

Item
Cost per unit
Direct materials (purchased locally) $165
Direct labor (6 hours @ $28 per hour) 168
Factory Floor Space Charges (16,000 sq. ft. at $2.50 per sq. ft. per month allocated over 8,000 units per month) 5
Supervisory labor (monthly cost of $56,000 allocated over 8,000 units per month)  7
General company overhead ($640,000 per month assigned to GPSN allocated over 8,000 units per month) 80
Total Unit Cost $425

BMC experiences a high level of quality control over these units with only 2% of total production failing quality control testing. 98% of all units manufactured are installed in SUVs.

Wally Wizard, the GPSN manager, has been approached by Far East Enterprises, Ltd (FEE) who has offered to outsource these units for MBC. FEE is a three-year-old electronic manufacturing company located in China and has experienced outstanding growth during that three-year period. FEE has offered to manufacture and deliver to Detroit 8,000 GPSN units at a unit cost of $400 beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. FEE asks for a two-year contract.

Under the existing arrangement, the direct materials are all purchased locally under month-to-month contracts. There are no future obligations under these contracts.

There are 100 direct labor employees involved in this process. These employees can be laid off but if they are, BMC must pay a penalty of $66,000 per year to the employees union. This penalty will continue for 4 years.

There are 10 supervisors, each earning $6,000 per month, assigned to the project. If the product is outsourced, all of these supervisors can be assigned to other supervisory positions within BMC.

If the product is outsourced, half of the factory floor space can be used for storage for materials that are currently stored in rented storage facilities. These rented facilities currently cost BMC $5,000 per month. There is no alternative use for the remaining factory floor space. The current $2.50 per sq. ft. charge is based on the overall BMC factory costs.

General company overhead is first assigned to operating units on the basis of total product produced and then further to produced units on a per unit basis. If the product is outsourced, this overhead will be reassigned to other operating divisions although total corporate overhead incurred will remain unchanged.

You have determined the following additional facts. The units manufactured by FEE will have the same quality as those manufactured by BMC and the delivery schedule will have the same reliability as that of BMC.

Case Assignment

Make a recommendation to Wally Wizard in a 3 to 4 page paper. Be sure to support your recommendation with the decision-making process outlined in the background information.

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Assignment 2 Instructions Assignment 2 should be submitted after you have completed Unit 3. This assignment is worth 15 percent of your final grade. Assignment 2 contains four problems. The maximum mark for each problem is noted at the beginning of the problem. This assignment has a total of 100 marks. Read the requirements for each problem and plan your responses carefully. Although your responses should be concise, ensure that you answer each of the required components as completely as possible. If supporting calculations are required, present them in good form. When you receive your graded assignment, carefully review the comments the marker has made. This review component is an important step in your learning process. If you have any questions or concerns about the evaluation, please contact the Student Support Centre. Problem 1 (15 marks) Suppose the return on portfolio P has the following probability distribution: Probability Return on P Bear Market 0.2 -20% Normal market 0.5 18% Bull market 0.3 50% Assume that the risk-free rate is 9%, and the expected return and standard deviation on the market portfolio M is 0.19 and 0.20, respectively. The correlation coefficient between portfolio P and the market portfolio M is 0.6. Answer the following questions: 1. Is P efficient? 2. What is the beta of portfolio P? 3. What is the alpha of portfolio P? Is P overpriced or underpriced? Problem 2 (20 marks) Consider a two factor economy. Assume the risk-free rate = 3%, and the risk premiums are RP1 = 10%, RP2 = 8%. The return on stock ABC is generated according to the following equation: rABC=0.08-0.55F1+1.2F2+eABC Assume that the stock is currently priced at $50 per share. 1. What is the expected return for stock ABC using the APT? 2. Is stock ABC underpriced or overvalued? 3. If the expected price next year will be $55, what is the stock price now that will not allow for arbitrage profits? 4. Assume that the risk free rate increases to 4%, with the other variables remaining unchanged. Would you recommend to buy or sell stock ABC? Problem 3 (15 marks) Suppose that the index model for two Canadian stocks HD and ML is estimated with the following results: RHD =0.02+0.80RM+eHD R-squared =0.6 RML =-0.03+1.50RM+eML R-squared =0.4 ?M =0.20 where M is S&P/TSX Comp Index, RX is the excess return of stock X. 1. What is the standard deviation of each stock? 2. What is the systematic risk of each stock? 2 3. What are the covariance and correlation coefficient between HD and ML? 4. For portfolio P with investment proportion of 0.3 in HD and 0.7 in ML, calculate the systematic risk, non-systematic risk and total risk of P. Problem 4 (50 marks) Using the Yahoo! Finance website, search the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) by finding its stock symbol. If you are unable to locate the prices for BNS.TO, use prices for BNS (the Bank of Nova Scotia observed in US dollars at the New York Stock Exchange). For the purpose of this question, assume that the Canadian dollar and the US dollar had been exchanged one for one. Find historical prices for the stock (on the left-hand menu) and complete the following: 1. Download historical data for the stock prices (adj. close) from January 1, 2004 through January 1, 2012, on a monthly basis. You will also need to download corresponding monthly prices for the S&P/TSX Comp index (also available on the Yahoo! Finance site) as well as 3-month T-Bill rates (download this attachment: T-Bill Rates.xlsx). 2. Calculate returns for both series of prices downloaded from Yahoo site (BNS and S&P /TSX Comp Index). Prior to that, make sure the data is sorted in ascending order (i.e., first row has the oldest data). The final spreadsheet should have the two series of returns you downloaded and calculated from Yahoo! Finance. Make sure all data is expressed in same units. 3. Using the Tools menu in EXCEL, (Tool Pack has to be installed if EXCEL does not show it) perform regression analyses using the Market Model for BNS. 4. Clearly provide the regression results in a table with an explanation for the coefficients obtained, and clear interpretation. Specifically, for each regression provide: ? ? Independent Variable ? Intercept ? Dependent Variable Beta Value ? Firm Specific Risk i. ii. What is the alpha of the BNS stock? iii. Calculate the standard deviation of the stock return (using the equation for R2 =?2?M2/?2, and the individual regression results). iv. 4 How well does the S&P/TSX Comp Index movement explain the variability of the return on BNS stock? Calculate systematic risk and firm specific risk for the stock.

Assignment 2
Instructions
Assignment 2 should be submitted after you have completed Unit 3. This assignment is
worth
15 percent of your final grade.
Assignment 2 contains four problems. The maximum mark for each problem is noted at
the beginning of the problem. This assignment has a total of 100 marks.
Read the requirements for each problem and plan your responses carefully. Although
your responses should be concise, ensure that you answer each of the required
components as completely as possible. If supporting calculations are required, present
them in good form.
When you receive your graded assignment, carefully review the comments the marker
has made. This review component is an important step in your learning process. If you
have any questions or concerns about the evaluation, please contact the Student
Support Centre.

Problem 1 (15 marks)
Suppose the return on portfolio P has the following probability distribution:
Probability
Return on P

Bear Market
0.2
-20%

Normal market
0.5
18%

Bull market
0.3
50%

Assume that the risk-free rate is 9%, and the expected return and standard deviation on
the market portfolio M is 0.19 and 0.20, respectively. The correlation coefficient between
portfolio P and the market portfolio M is 0.6.
Answer the following questions:
1. Is P efficient?
2. What is the beta of portfolio P?
3. What is the alpha of portfolio P? Is P overpriced or underpriced?

Problem 2 (20 marks)
Consider a two factor economy. Assume the risk-free rate = 3%, and the risk premiums
are
RP1 = 10%, RP2 = 8%. The return on stock ABC is generated according to the following
equation:
rABC=0.08-0.55F1+1.2F2+eABC
Assume that the stock is currently priced at $50 per share.
1. What is the expected return for stock ABC using the APT?
2. Is stock ABC underpriced or overvalued?
3. If the expected price next year will be $55, what is the stock price now that will
not allow for arbitrage profits?
4. Assume that the risk free rate increases to 4%, with the other variables remaining
unchanged. Would you recommend to buy or sell stock ABC?

Problem 3 (15 marks)
Suppose that the index model for two Canadian stocks HD and ML is estimated with the
following results:
RHD =0.02+0.80RM+eHD
R-squared =0.6
RML =-0.03+1.50RM+eML
R-squared =0.4
?M =0.20
where M is S&P/TSX Comp Index, RX is the excess return of stock X.
1. What is the standard deviation of each stock?
2. What is the systematic risk of each stock?

2

3. What are the covariance and correlation coefficient between HD and ML?
4. For portfolio P with investment proportion of 0.3 in HD and 0.7 in ML, calculate
the systematic risk, non-systematic risk and total risk of P.

Problem 4 (50 marks)
Using the Yahoo! Finance website, search the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) by
finding its stock symbol. If you are unable to locate the prices for BNS.TO, use prices for
BNS (the Bank of Nova Scotia observed in US dollars at the New York Stock Exchange).
For the purpose of this question, assume that the Canadian dollar and the US dollar had
been exchanged one for one. Find historical prices for the stock (on the left-hand menu)
and complete the following:
1. Download historical data for the stock prices (adj. close) from January 1, 2004
through January 1, 2012, on a monthly basis. You will also need to download
corresponding monthly prices for the S&P/TSX Comp index (also available on
the Yahoo! Finance site) as well as 3-month T-Bill rates (download this
attachment: T-Bill Rates.xlsx).
2. Calculate returns for both series of prices downloaded from Yahoo site (BNS and
S&P /TSX Comp Index). Prior to that, make sure the data is sorted in ascending
order (i.e., first row has the oldest data). The final spreadsheet should have the
two series of returns you downloaded and calculated from Yahoo! Finance.
Make sure all data is expressed in same units.
3. Using the Tools menu in EXCEL, (Tool Pack has to be installed if EXCEL does
not show it) perform regression analyses using the Market Model for BNS.
4. Clearly provide the regression results in a table with an explanation for the
coefficients obtained, and clear interpretation. Specifically, for each regression
provide:
?
? Independent Variable
? Intercept
? Dependent Variable

Beta Value

? Firm Specific Risk

i.

ii.

What is the alpha of the BNS stock?

iii.

Calculate the standard deviation of the stock return (using the equation for R2 =?2?M2/?2, and the individual regression results).

iv.

4

How well does the S&P/TSX Comp Index movement explain the variability of the return on BNS stock?

Calculate systematic risk and firm specific risk for the stock.

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In this assignment you will follow the steps to arriving at the PIA (Primary Insurance Amount) for a hypothetical individual. The end result will be a better understanding of the calculation used by the Social Security Administration to determine a person’s retirement benefit at their FRA (Full Retirement Age) 1. Read SSA Publication No. 05-10070 to familiarize yourself with the calculation process. This document is attached to this assignment as a separate PDF file. 2. In the Excel workbook on the worksheet labeled “PIA Calc” I have replicated the table for the SSA publication and also populated it with some hypothetical earnings history for a fictitious person born in 1952. 3. The yellow highlighted cells indicate the calculations that you are responsible to enter. 4. In the column labeled “Indexed Earnings” you need to write an equation to accurately calculate the indexed earnings based on the earnings history and the “Index Factor” for each year. Note: Your equation must accomodate the years where the person earned more than the Maximum Earnings limit. The MIN or IF functions in Excel are helpful. 5. In the cell labeled “AIME” (cell H3) you need to calculate the person’s Average Indexed Monthly Earnings based on the Indexed Earnings column from step 4. This is a little tricky. Use steps 3 and 4 from the SSA publication for guidance. Some people will have to do some preliminary calculations to end up at the AIME, but for those of you who like a challenge, it IS possible to write one equation in cell H3 to calculate the AIME. Hint: The hardest part of this step is finding the largest 35 years of indexed earnings. The LARGE function in Excel is perfect for this. Use Excel help or Google for guidance on using this function. Also, remember to round DOWN to the nearest dollar as it says in the SSA publication. 6. In the cell labeled “PIA” (cell I3) you need to calculate the person’s PIA (Primary Insurance Amount). Follow steps 5 and 6 from the SSA publication to accomplish this. Once again it may be easier for some of you to do some preliminary calculations in other cells and then combine those to get the PIA in cell I3, but it IS possible to write one equation in cell I3 to calculate the PIA. Hint: To check your accuracy you can fill out the SSA Publication table by hand and walk through the steps with a calculator. It will take some time, but is the best way to check your Excel answer if you doubt your Excel abilities.

In this assignment you will follow the steps to arriving at the PIA (Primary Insurance Amount) for a
hypothetical individual. The end result will be a better understanding of the calculation used by the
Social Security Administration to determine a person’s retirement benefit at their FRA (Full Retirement
Age)
1. Read SSA Publication No. 05-10070 to familiarize yourself with the calculation process. This
document is attached to this assignment as a separate PDF file.
2. In the Excel workbook on the worksheet labeled “PIA Calc” I have replicated the table for the SSA
publication and also populated it with some hypothetical earnings history for a fictitious person born in
1952.
3. The yellow highlighted cells indicate the calculations that you are responsible to enter.
4. In the column labeled “Indexed Earnings” you need to write an equation to accurately calculate the
indexed earnings based on the earnings history and the “Index Factor” for each year. Note: Your
equation must accomodate the years where the person earned more than the Maximum Earnings limit.
The MIN or IF functions in Excel are helpful.
5. In the cell labeled “AIME” (cell H3) you need to calculate the person’s Average Indexed Monthly
Earnings based on the Indexed Earnings column from step 4. This is a little tricky. Use steps 3 and 4
from the SSA publication for guidance. Some people will have to do some preliminary calculations to
end up at the AIME, but for those of you who like a challenge, it IS possible to write one equation in cell
H3 to calculate the AIME. Hint: The hardest part of this step is finding the largest 35 years of indexed
earnings. The LARGE function in Excel is perfect for this. Use Excel help or Google for guidance on
using this function. Also, remember to round DOWN to the nearest dollar as it says in the SSA
publication.
6. In the cell labeled “PIA” (cell I3) you need to calculate the person’s PIA (Primary Insurance Amount).
Follow steps 5 and 6 from the SSA publication to accomplish this. Once again it may be easier for
some of you to do some preliminary calculations in other cells and then combine those to get the PIA in
cell I3, but it IS possible to write one equation in cell I3 to calculate the PIA.
Hint: To check your accuracy you can fill out the SSA Publication table by hand and walk through the
steps with a calculator. It will take some time, but is the best way to check your Excel answer if you
doubt your Excel abilities.

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Problem 1 Construct a Gantt chart for the project described by the following set of activities, and indicate the project completion time: Activity Activity Predecessor Time (Weeks) 1 — 5 2 — 4 3 1 3 4 2 6 Problem 2 The Great North Woods Clothing Company sells specialty outdoor clothing through its catalog. A quality problem that generates customer complaints occurs when a warehouse employee fills an order with the wrong items. The company has decided to implement a process control plan by inspecting the ordered items after they have been obtained from the warehouse and before they have been packaged. The company has taken 30 samples (during a 30-day period), each for 100 orders, and recorded the number of defective orders in each sample, as follows: Sample Number of Defectives Sample Number of Defectives ?1 12 16 ?6 ?2 14 17 ?3 ?3 10 18 ?7 ?4 16 19 10 ?5 18 20 14 ?6 19 21 18 ?7 14 22 22 ?8 20 23 26 ?9 18 24 20 10 17 25 24 11 ?9 26 18 12 11 27 19 13 14 28 20 14 12 29 17 15 ?7 30 18 Construct a -chart for the company that describes 99.74% (3?) of the random variation in the process, and indicate if the process seems to be out of control at any time.

Problem 1
Construct a Gantt chart for the project described by the following set of activities, and indicate the project completion time:
Activity Activity Predecessor Time (Weeks)
1 — 5
2 — 4
3 1 3
4 2 6

Problem 2
The Great North Woods Clothing Company sells specialty outdoor clothing through its catalog. A quality problem that generates customer complaints occurs when a warehouse employee fills an order with the wrong items. The company has decided to implement a process control plan by inspecting the ordered items after they have been obtained from the warehouse and before they have been packaged. The company has taken 30 samples (during a 30-day period), each for 100 orders, and recorded the number of defective orders in each sample, as follows:
Sample Number of Defectives Sample Number of Defectives
?1 12 16 ?6
?2 14 17 ?3
?3 10 18 ?7
?4 16 19 10
?5 18 20 14
?6 19 21 18
?7 14 22 22
?8 20 23 26
?9 18 24 20
10 17 25 24
11 ?9 26 18
12 11 27 19
13 14 28 20
14 12 29 17
15 ?7 30 18

Construct a -chart for the company that describes 99.74% (3?) of the random variation in the process, and indicate if the process seems to be out of control at any time.

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View the above video and research event security then write a minimum two page paper answering the following questions: 1. Discuss changes in sport event security since 9/11/01 in the United States. 2. What are some new security threats that must be addressed when planning to host a major event? Discuss at least two (2) agencies that help to address these new concerns? 3. Discuss security breaches that have occurred throughout the world that have changed sport event security.

View the above video and research event security then write a minimum two page paper answering the following questions:
1. Discuss changes in sport event security since 9/11/01 in the United States.

2. What are some new security threats that must be addressed when planning to host a major event? Discuss at least two (2) agencies that help to address these new concerns?

3. Discuss security breaches that have occurred throughout the world that have changed sport event security.

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Choosea scenario from the University of Phoenix Material: Scenarios. Define activities for a project based on the scenario you choose. You must include the following: Identify the scope of the project. Define the needs of the stakeholders. Create a WBS for the project. List necessary tools and techniques. List activities, activity attributes, and milestones for the project. Sequence the activities in a chart or diagram. Submit your chart or diagram. University of Phoenix Material Scenarios Scenario 1: Software update You work for a small shipping company and warehouse. The owners have decided to update the software used for tracking, shipping, receiving, and inventory. Fifteen computers need to be updated. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Each computer must be updated manually by one of two trained employees, both of whom must be borrowed from other managers. The update procedure consumes 4 hours of the updater’s time and generates an additional 1.5 hours of computer downtime. The work must be performed at a central loading station, away from the current location of the computer. Scenario 2: Training on a new process You are on a project management team for a medical association with three office locations. Each location has five administrative assistants, two records specialists, two transcriptionists, one office manager, three nurses, and three doctors. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) recently changed the standard operating procedure for releasing patient privacy information. All personnel must be trained in the new policies and procedures. Training hours per position are as follows: administrative assistants require 2 hours, records specialists require 3 hours, transcriptionists require 1.5 hours, office managers require 5 hours, and nurses and doctors require 1 hour. All offices reside in the same metropolitan area, within a 30 mile radius. Scenario 3: Create an employee incentive program You work at a for-profit university. Due to strict accreditation regulations and laws related to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 for institutions offering federal financial aid, your organization cannot offer traditional sales bonuses for employees who enroll students. Recently there has been a decline in employee morale. Senior management thinks that a new employee incentive program might boost employee morale. Scenario 4: Smartphones for upper management Your company currently provides all executives with Internet-enabled smartphones. To save money, your company has decided to expand the smartphone program to all employees who currently have a company cell phone and laptop. Ten senior managers expect to be priority recipients of the new technology, 100 employees currently have a company laptop and cell phone, and 15 employees have not yet been assigned company equipment. Funding will be approved if the initiative will save money in the long-term. Scenario 5: Adding company vehicles You work for a major grocery chain. A special department handles internal investigations of employee theft and fraud. The investigators must travel to individual stores to interview suspects. Stores may be in the same city or several hours away. To protect the identity and personal property of the investigators, your company provides a company car when traveling to store locations. The four investigators share one company car. Each investigator uses the company car on average 2 days per week. Scheduling conflicts with the company vehicle often delay interviews and interfere with investigations. A recent performance analysis indicated that positive resolution to an investigation diminishes with delayed interviews. The company president is considering adding three more company cars to its fleet and changing the policy so that each investigator is assigned his or her own vehicle.

Choosea scenario from the University of Phoenix Material: Scenarios.

 

Define activities for a project based on the scenario you choose. You must include the following:

  • Identify the scope of the project.
  • Define the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Create a WBS for the project.
  • List necessary tools and techniques.
  • List activities, activity attributes, and milestones for the project.

Sequence the activities in a chart or diagram.

Submit your chart or diagram.

University of Phoenix Material

Scenarios

Scenario 1: Software update

You work for a small shipping company and warehouse. The owners have decided to update the software used for tracking, shipping, receiving, and inventory. Fifteen computers need to be updated. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Each computer must be updated manually by one of two trained employees, both of whom must be borrowed from other managers. The update procedure consumes 4 hours of the updater’s time and generates an additional 1.5 hours of computer downtime. The work must be performed at a central loading station, away from the current location of the computer.

Scenario 2: Training on a new process

You are on a project management team for a medical association with three office locations. Each location has five administrative assistants, two records specialists, two transcriptionists, one office manager, three nurses, and three doctors. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) recently changed the standard operating procedure for releasing patient privacy information. All personnel must be trained in the new policies and procedures. Training hours per position are as follows: administrative assistants require 2 hours, records specialists require 3 hours, transcriptionists require 1.5 hours, office managers require 5 hours, and nurses and doctors require 1 hour. All offices reside in the same metropolitan area, within a 30 mile radius.

Scenario 3: Create an employee incentive program

You work at a for-profit university. Due to strict accreditation regulations and laws related to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 for institutions offering federal financial aid, your organization cannot offer traditional sales bonuses for employees who enroll students. Recently there has been a decline in employee morale. Senior management thinks that a new employee incentive program might boost employee morale.

Scenario 4: Smartphones for upper management

Your company currently provides all executives with Internet-enabled smartphones. To save money, your company has decided to expand the smartphone program to all employees who currently have a company cell phone and laptop. Ten senior managers expect to be priority recipients of the new technology, 100 employees currently have a company laptop and cell phone, and 15 employees have not yet been assigned company equipment. Funding will be approved if the initiative will save money in the long-term.

Scenario 5: Adding company vehicles

You work for a major grocery chain. A special department handles internal investigations of employee theft and fraud. The investigators must travel to individual stores to interview suspects. Stores may be in the same city or several hours away. To protect the identity and personal property of the investigators, your company provides a company car when traveling to store locations. The four investigators share one company car. Each investigator uses the company car on average 2 days per week. Scheduling conflicts with the company vehicle often delay interviews and interfere with investigations. A recent performance analysis indicated that positive resolution to an investigation diminishes with delayed interviews. The company president is considering adding three more company cars to its fleet and changing the policy so that each investigator is assigned his or her own vehicle.

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Formal Paper #1Guidelines – 3-4 types pages, double-spaced – Works Cited should be on its own separate page Grading:20% of final grade Format: MLA Text:Virgin Suicides, Night, “We Are Calling to Offer You a Fabulous Life”, “Waltz of the Midnight Miscarriage,” and “Goodness and the Salt of the Earth” Task:Choose no more than one chapter and no less than one paragraph (for novels)and no more than one page and no less than one paragraph (for short stories) that you believe holds the key to understanding one of the story’s important themes. Perform a close reading of that passage and describe what effect it has on the reader and how it creates that effect. In addition, describe how it connects to or helps explain the meaning of the larger work. Directions: Choose a passage which you find compelling and which raises interesting questions in your mind. This can be a single chapter or a series of paragraphsin any of the texts we’ve read thus far. Read the passage carefully. Read the passage several times. While you’re reading it, notice what you’re noticing. Make annotations in the margins, mark places where something clicks for you, underline phrases you find interesting or confusing, paying particular attention to word choice, irony/humor, repetition, sudden changes, and contrasting or clashing elements (characters, places, events, images, etc.). Develop a thesis statement that explains why the passage you’ve chosen is significant for understanding the work as a whole. Make sure this thesis is contestable (not something that everyone can agree on), supported by the text, and most importantly, interesting to you. Remember that your whole paper should reflect your thesis. This means you must use specific examplesfrom the text to back up your thesis argument throughout.Furthermore, make sure you structure your paper, ordering paragraphs logically to support your thesis. Things You Should Consider:This is a formal analytical paper, so please make sure that you have created a thoughtful, well-written essay that focuses on one particular idea or aspect of the text and demonstratesreflection andanalysis rather than unfocused feelings or simple personal responses. I’m looking for you to write clearly, persuasively, and above all interestingly, about what you find important to the meaning of the story.It goes without saying that the essay you submit to me must also be proofread. A Note on MLA Citation: I expect this to be in the standards of MLA format, which will be the citation style we use in this class: – No cover page – On the top left-hand corner of the first page only, not in the header: Your name, my name, course name, date due, word count – Suitable title in MLA style: no bold or underlining – Times New Roman, 12-point font only – Single-sided printing on otherwise blank white paper in black ink – MLA style double-spaced, 1-inch margins on top, bottom, left, and right – Numbered pages – Indented paragraphs – MLA style in-text parenthetical citations and MLA style Works Cited page – Must be stapled – For more information, see Purdue OWL’s website (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/) Grading: An A-range paper: – Has a strong, clear thesis – The thesis is grounded in evidence from the text – Ideas are developed and refined as the essay progresses, i.e. the writer does not simply state the same idea over and over again – The writer shows a good understanding of the literary terms used (tone, style, character, etc) – The essay is logically structured and flows smoothly from one paragraph to the next – The writing is engaging and demonstrates the writer’s interest in the topic – There are few if any grammatical or technical errors

Formal Paper #1Guidelines

 

 

– 3-4 types pages, double-spaced

– Works Cited should be on its own separate page

 

Grading:20% of final grade

 

Format: MLA

 

Text:Virgin Suicides, Night, “We Are Calling to Offer You a Fabulous Life”, “Waltz of the Midnight Miscarriage,” and “Goodness and the Salt of the Earth”

 

 

Task:Choose no more than one chapter and no less than one paragraph (for novels)and no more than one page and no less than one paragraph (for short stories) that you believe holds the key to understanding one of the story’s important themes. Perform a close reading of that passage and describe what effect it has on the reader and how it creates that effect. In addition, describe how it connects to or helps explain the meaning of the larger work.

 

Directions: Choose a passage which you find compelling and which raises interesting questions in your mind. This can be a single chapter or a series of paragraphsin any of the texts we’ve read thus far. Read the passage carefully. Read the passage several times. While you’re reading it, notice what you’re noticing. Make annotations in the margins, mark places where something clicks for you, underline phrases you find interesting or confusing, paying particular attention to word choice, irony/humor, repetition, sudden changes, and contrasting or clashing elements (characters, places, events, images, etc.).

 

Develop a thesis statement that explains why the passage you’ve chosen is significant for understanding the work as a whole. Make sure this thesis is contestable (not something that everyone can agree on), supported by the text, and most importantly, interesting to you. Remember that your whole paper should reflect your thesis. This means you must use specific examplesfrom the text to back up your thesis argument throughout.Furthermore, make sure you structure your paper, ordering paragraphs logically to support your thesis.

 

Things You Should Consider:This is a formal analytical paper, so please make sure that you have created a thoughtful, well-written essay that focuses on one particular idea or aspect of the text and demonstratesreflection andanalysis rather than unfocused feelings or simple personal responses. I’m looking for you to write clearly, persuasively, and above all interestingly, about what you find important to the meaning of the story.It goes without saying that the essay you submit to me must also be proofread.

 

A Note on MLA Citation:

I expect this to be in the standards of MLA format, which will be the citation style we use in this class:

–          No cover page

–          On the top left-hand corner of the first page only, not in the header: Your name, my name, course name, date due, word count

–          Suitable title in MLA style: no bold or underlining

–          Times New Roman, 12-point font only

–          Single-sided printing on otherwise blank white paper in black ink

–          MLA style double-spaced, 1-inch margins on top, bottom, left, and right

–          Numbered pages

–          Indented paragraphs

–          MLA style in-text parenthetical citations and MLA style Works Cited page

–          Must be stapled

–          For more information, see Purdue OWL’s website (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/)

 

Grading:

An A-range paper:

–          Has a strong, clear thesis

–          The thesis is grounded in evidence from the text

–          Ideas are developed and refined as the essay progresses, i.e. the writer does not simply state the same idea over and over again

–          The writer shows a good understanding of the literary terms used (tone, style, character, etc)

–          The essay is logically structured and flows smoothly from one paragraph to the next

–          The writing is engaging and demonstrates the writer’s interest in the topic

–          There are few if any grammatical or technical errors

 

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Consumers’ choices are prey to subtle discrepancies that arise in cognitive accounting. Learning how and when you are prey to these discrepancies is an important step in improving your decision making. As the readings for this module demonstrate, people value gains and losses differently under different scenarios. For example, contestants in a game show might choose a guaranteed $10 prize over a 50 percent chance of winning $20 despite the fact that the expected values are the same. Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, address the following: What is mental accounting and how does it impact consumer decision making? How might a company take advantage of consumers’ mental accounting? Give examples. As a marketer, how might you frame certain decisions to benefit from the disparities that arise in one’s cognitive accounting? As a consumer, how would you avoid the pitfalls posed by the inequalities of one’s cognitive accounting? Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

 

Consumers’ choices are prey to subtle discrepancies that arise in cognitive accounting. Learning how and when you are prey to these discrepancies is an important step in improving your decision making.

As the readings for this module demonstrate, people value gains and losses differently under different scenarios. For example, contestants in a game show might choose a guaranteed $10 prize over a 50 percent chance of winning $20 despite the fact that the expected values are the same.

Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, address the following:

  • What is mental accounting and how does it impact consumer decision making?
  • How might a company take advantage of consumers’ mental accounting? Give examples.
  • As a marketer, how might you frame certain decisions to benefit from the disparities that arise in one’s cognitive accounting?
  • As a consumer, how would you avoid the pitfalls posed by the inequalities of one’s cognitive accounting?

Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

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Formal Paper #1Guidelines – 3-4 types pages, double-spaced – Works Cited should be on its own separate page Grading:20% of final grade Format: MLA Text:Virgin Suicides, Night, “We Are Calling to Offer You a Fabulous Life”, “Waltz of the Midnight Miscarriage,” and “Goodness and the Salt of the Earth” Task:Choose no more than one chapter and no less than one paragraph (for novels)and no more than one page and no less than one paragraph (for short stories) that you believe holds the key to understanding one of the story’s important themes. Perform a close reading of that passage and describe what effect it has on the reader and how it creates that effect. In addition, describe how it connects to or helps explain the meaning of the larger work. Directions: Choose a passage which you find compelling and which raises interesting questions in your mind. This can be a single chapter or a series of paragraphsin any of the texts we’ve read thus far. Read the passage carefully. Read the passage several times. While you’re reading it, notice what you’re noticing. Make annotations in the margins, mark places where something clicks for you, underline phrases you find interesting or confusing, paying particular attention to word choice, irony/humor, repetition, sudden changes, and contrasting or clashing elements (characters, places, events, images, etc.). Develop a thesis statement that explains why the passage you’ve chosen is significant for understanding the work as a whole. Make sure this thesis is contestable (not something that everyone can agree on), supported by the text, and most importantly, interesting to you. Remember that your whole paper should reflect your thesis. This means you must use specific examplesfrom the text to back up your thesis argument throughout.Furthermore, make sure you structure your paper, ordering paragraphs logically to support your thesis. Things You Should Consider:This is a formal analytical paper, so please make sure that you have created a thoughtful, well-written essay that focuses on one particular idea or aspect of the text and demonstratesreflection andanalysis rather than unfocused feelings or simple personal responses. I’m looking for you to write clearly, persuasively, and above all interestingly, about what you find important to the meaning of the story.It goes without saying that the essay you submit to me must also be proofread. A Note on MLA Citation: I expect this to be in the standards of MLA format, which will be the citation style we use in this class: – No cover page – On the top left-hand corner of the first page only, not in the header: Your name, my name, course name, date due, word count – Suitable title in MLA style: no bold or underlining – Times New Roman, 12-point font only – Single-sided printing on otherwise blank white paper in black ink – MLA style double-spaced, 1-inch margins on top, bottom, left, and right – Numbered pages – Indented paragraphs – MLA style in-text parenthetical citations and MLA style Works Cited page – Must be stapled – For more information, see Purdue OWL’s website (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/) Grading: An A-range paper: – Has a strong, clear thesis – The thesis is grounded in evidence from the text – Ideas are developed and refined as the essay progresses, i.e. the writer does not simply state the same idea over and over again – The writer shows a good understanding of the literary terms used (tone, style, character, etc) – The essay is logically structured and flows smoothly from one paragraph to the next – The writing is engaging and demonstrates the writer’s interest in the topic – There are few if any grammatical or technical errors

Formal Paper #1Guidelines

 

 

– 3-4 types pages, double-spaced

– Works Cited should be on its own separate page

 

Grading:20% of final grade

 

Format: MLA

 

Text:Virgin Suicides, Night, “We Are Calling to Offer You a Fabulous Life”, “Waltz of the Midnight Miscarriage,” and “Goodness and the Salt of the Earth”

 

 

Task:Choose no more than one chapter and no less than one paragraph (for novels)and no more than one page and no less than one paragraph (for short stories) that you believe holds the key to understanding one of the story’s important themes. Perform a close reading of that passage and describe what effect it has on the reader and how it creates that effect. In addition, describe how it connects to or helps explain the meaning of the larger work.

 

Directions: Choose a passage which you find compelling and which raises interesting questions in your mind. This can be a single chapter or a series of paragraphsin any of the texts we’ve read thus far. Read the passage carefully. Read the passage several times. While you’re reading it, notice what you’re noticing. Make annotations in the margins, mark places where something clicks for you, underline phrases you find interesting or confusing, paying particular attention to word choice, irony/humor, repetition, sudden changes, and contrasting or clashing elements (characters, places, events, images, etc.).

 

Develop a thesis statement that explains why the passage you’ve chosen is significant for understanding the work as a whole. Make sure this thesis is contestable (not something that everyone can agree on), supported by the text, and most importantly, interesting to you. Remember that your whole paper should reflect your thesis. This means you must use specific examplesfrom the text to back up your thesis argument throughout.Furthermore, make sure you structure your paper, ordering paragraphs logically to support your thesis.

 

Things You Should Consider:This is a formal analytical paper, so please make sure that you have created a thoughtful, well-written essay that focuses on one particular idea or aspect of the text and demonstratesreflection andanalysis rather than unfocused feelings or simple personal responses. I’m looking for you to write clearly, persuasively, and above all interestingly, about what you find important to the meaning of the story.It goes without saying that the essay you submit to me must also be proofread.

 

A Note on MLA Citation:

I expect this to be in the standards of MLA format, which will be the citation style we use in this class:

–          No cover page

–          On the top left-hand corner of the first page only, not in the header: Your name, my name, course name, date due, word count

–          Suitable title in MLA style: no bold or underlining

–          Times New Roman, 12-point font only

–          Single-sided printing on otherwise blank white paper in black ink

–          MLA style double-spaced, 1-inch margins on top, bottom, left, and right

–          Numbered pages

–          Indented paragraphs

–          MLA style in-text parenthetical citations and MLA style Works Cited page

–          Must be stapled

–          For more information, see Purdue OWL’s website (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/)

 

Grading:

An A-range paper:

–          Has a strong, clear thesis

–          The thesis is grounded in evidence from the text

–          Ideas are developed and refined as the essay progresses, i.e. the writer does not simply state the same idea over and over again

–          The writer shows a good understanding of the literary terms used (tone, style, character, etc)

–          The essay is logically structured and flows smoothly from one paragraph to the next

–          The writing is engaging and demonstrates the writer’s interest in the topic

–          There are few if any grammatical or technical errors

 

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Superheated steam @ 40 bar / 500 degrees Celsius is supplied to the turbine of a Rankine cycle.What is the thermal efficiency if the condenser pressure is 0.03 bar. If isentropic efficiency of the steam turbine ( as above ) is 0.82 – what is the Enthalpy of the steam discharged into the condenser and the thermal efficiency of the cycle. Steam @ 30 bar and 500 degrees Celsius enters a pass out turbine at a rate of 18000 kg h- 1. The majority of steam is expanded isentropically to a condenser pressure of 0.03 bar, 32 percent is bled from the turbine @ 3 bar for process heating. If the condensate from this process heater is directly pumped back to the boiler ; what is – the power output from the turbine, rate of process heating and the efficiency of the plant.

Superheated steam @ 40 bar / 500 degrees Celsius is supplied to the turbine of a Rankine cycle.What is the thermal efficiency if the condenser pressure is 0.03 bar.     If isentropic efficiency of the steam turbine ( as above ) is 0.82 – what is the Enthalpy of the steam discharged into the condenser and the thermal efficiency of the cycle.     Steam @ 30 bar and 500 degrees Celsius enters a pass out turbine at a rate of 18000 kg h- 1. The majority of steam is expanded isentropically to a condenser  pressure of 0.03 bar, 32 percent is bled from the turbine @ 3 bar for process heating. If the condensate from this process heater is directly pumped back to the boiler ; what is – the power output from the turbine, rate of process heating and the efficiency of the plant.

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Superheated steam @ 40 bar / 500 degrees Celsius is supplied to the turbine of a Rankine cycle.What is the thermal efficiency if the condenser pressure is 0.03 bar. If isentropic efficiency of the steam turbine ( as above ) is 0.82 – what is the Enthalpy of the steam discharged into the condenser and the thermal efficiency of the cycle. Steam @ 30 bar and 500 degrees Celsius enters a pass out turbine at a rate of 18000 kg h- 1. The majority of steam is expanded isentropically to a condenser pressure of 0.03 bar, 32 percent is bled from the turbine @ 3 bar for process heating. If the condensate from this process heater is directly pumped back to the boiler ; what is – the power output from the turbine, rate of process heating and the efficiency of the plant.

  • Superheated steam @ 40 bar / 500 degrees Celsius is supplied to the turbine of a Rankine cycle.What is the thermal efficiency if the condenser pressure is 0.03 bar.
  • If isentropic efficiency of the steam turbine ( as above ) is 0.82 – what is the Enthalpy of the steam discharged into the condenser and the thermal efficiency of the cycle.
  • Steam @ 30 bar and 500 degrees Celsius enters a pass out turbine at a rate of 18000 kg h- 1. The majority of steam is expanded isentropically to a condenser  pressure of 0.03 bar, 32 percent is bled from the turbine @ 3 bar for process heating. If the condensate from this process heater is directly pumped back to the boiler ; what is – the power output from the turbine, rate of process heating and the efficiency of the plant.

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Respond to the following independent issues concerning the capital stock of corporations in your initial post: Why are paid-in-capital and retained earnings displayed separately in the stockholder’s equity section of the balance sheet? Why would investors buy common stock when preferred stock is available? If you owned 5,000 shares of common stock in Microsoft Corporation and someone offered to buy the stock for its book value, would you accept the offer? Provide rationale for your decision.

Respond to the following independent issues concerning the capital stock of corporations in your initial post:

  • Why are paid-in-capital and retained earnings displayed separately in the stockholder’s equity section of the balance sheet?
  • Why would investors buy common stock when preferred stock is available?
  • If you owned 5,000 shares of common stock in Microsoft Corporation and someone offered to buy the stock for its book value, would you accept the offer? Provide rationale for your decision.

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Exploratory Essay”gender in pop culture” Length: 4-6 pages (approx. 1000-1500 words Requirements: · a clear issue question that you want to explore · a minimum of 4 sources, covering multiple perspectives on your issue

 

Exploratory Essay“gender in pop culture”

 

Length: 4-6 pages (approx. 1000-1500 words

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

  • a clear issue question that you want to explore

 

 

 

  • a minimum of 4 sources, covering multiple perspectives on your issue

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Discussion #3 – Control Choices If you were creating an application to allow college students to declare their major, what type of control would you use to represent choices for the major? Would radio buttons be appropriate? Why or why not? What type of control would you use to allow users to select which year (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) of college is their current year? 1 paragraph. (at lease 5 completed sentence)

Discussion #3 – Control Choices

 If you were creating an application to allow college students to declare their major, what type of control would you use to represent choices for the major? Would radio buttons be appropriate? Why or why not? What type of control would you use to allow users to select which year (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) of college is their current year?
1 paragraph. (at lease 5 completed sentence)

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The company chosen is Freeport McMoran Inc. Below are the requirements for the paper. I need quality A work, that will be ran through a plagerism checker. I would likw to see charts figures tables etc as well Complete your 2,500-word (excluding tables, figures, and addenda) financial analysis of your chosen company selected in Module 2. Following the nine-step assessment process introduced below and detailed in Assessing a Company’s Future Financial Health: Analysis of fundamentals: goals, strategy, market, competitive technology, and regulatory and operating characteristics. Analysis of fundamentals: revenue outlook. Investments to support the business unit(s) strategy(ies). Future profitability and competitive performance. Future external financing needs. Access to target sources of external finance. Viability of the 3-5-year plan. Stress test under scenarios of adversity. Current financing plan. As you conduct the analysis, you will compile research on your chosen company, including analyst reports and market information. Disclose all assumptions made in the case study (e.g., revenue growth projections, expense controls) and provide supporting reasons and evidence behind those assumptions. Finally, in order to assess the long-term financial health of the chosen company, synthesize the research data and outcomes of the nine-step assessment process. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

The company chosen is Freeport McMoran Inc. Below are the requirements for the paper. I need quality A work, that will be ran through a plagerism checker. I would likw to see charts figures tables etc as well

 

Complete your 2,500-word (excluding tables, figures, and addenda) financial analysis of your chosen company selected in Module 2.

Following the nine-step assessment process introduced below and detailed in Assessing a Company’s Future Financial Health:

  1. Analysis of fundamentals: goals, strategy, market, competitive technology, and regulatory and operating characteristics.
  2. Analysis of fundamentals: revenue outlook.
  3. Investments to support the business unit(s) strategy(ies).
  4. Future profitability and competitive performance.
  5. Future external financing needs.
  6. Access to target sources of external finance.
  7. Viability of the 3-5-year plan.
  8. Stress test under scenarios of adversity.
  9. Current financing plan.

As you conduct the analysis, you will compile research on your chosen company, including analyst reports and market information. Disclose all assumptions made in the case study (e.g., revenue growth projections, expense controls) and provide supporting reasons and evidence behind those assumptions.

Finally, in order to assess the long-term financial health of the chosen company, synthesize the research data and outcomes of the nine-step assessment process.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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Discuss the different types of approaches for both defining and measuring intelligence and achievement. Discuss some of the controversies in this area. Is it possible to create a culture-fair test? [300 words, 2 References, 2 Citations. Original Writing Only]

Discuss the different types of approaches for both defining and measuring intelligence and achievement. Discuss some of the controversies in this area. Is it possible to create a culture-fair test? [300 words, 2 References, 2 Citations. Original Writing Only]

 

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Create a developmentally appropriate literacy lesson plan that supports language and literacy experiences. Include the following in your lesson plan, using the template: Identify the lesson objectives. Describe the alignment with language and literacy standards. Describe the lesson procedure. This should be detailed so that another teacher could use this to implement the lesson. Explain strategies to support children learning a second language. Explain modifications for students with special needs. Identify appropriate materials. Use the textbook and at least one outside resource, with citations in APA format. Create an assessment plan. How will you measure improvement? Your one- to two-page lesson plan should utilize the template and be in-depth so another reader would know exactly what to do if they were teaching the lesson. It must be formatted according to APA style, citing two to three scholarly resources (including the course text). Since you will be using a template, it is not necessary to include a title and cover page. Since this is an assignment that you will be able to use in your future role, share your lesson plan with the class through the Doc Sharing tab. Doing this will allow others to see various language lessons.This will provide you with peer feedback that could help you to continue to grow. That said, you will still need to upload your assignment for grading as a Word file.

Create a developmentally appropriate literacy lesson plan that supports language and literacy experiences.

Include the following in your lesson plan, using the template:

  1. Identify the lesson objectives.
  2. Describe the alignment with language and literacy standards.
  3. Describe the lesson procedure. This should be detailed so that another teacher could use this to implement the lesson.
  4. Explain strategies to support children learning a second language.
  5. Explain modifications for students with special needs.
  6. Identify appropriate materials.  Use the textbook and at least one outside resource, with citations in APA format.
  7. Create an assessment plan.  How will you measure improvement?

Your one- to two-page lesson plan should utilize the template and be in-depth so another reader would know exactly what to do if they were teaching the lesson. It must be formatted according to APA style, citing two to three scholarly resources (including the course text). Since you will be using a template, it is not necessary to include a title and cover page.

Since this is an assignment that you will be able to use in your future role, share your lesson plan with the class through the Doc Sharing tab.  Doing this will allow others to see various language lessons.This will provide you with peer feedback that could help you to continue to grow. That said, you will still need to upload your assignment for grading as a Word file.

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Your organization has just announced that it will be expanding to (select one) Russia, India, China, Germany or Brazil. You have been asked to make recommendations for the organizational design of the company at the location you have selected. To prepare for this, you will research other companies that have established offices at the location you have selected. Resource: University Library Write a 700- to 1,050-word memo of recommendation to the management. You must include the following in your memo: Describe the work structures for organizational functions at the parent company location. Based on your research, what challenges will your organization face in creating a cross-cultural organization in the selected country? Will you duplicate the same organizational design that you currently have at the parent company location? Justify your recommendation to management, and explain why it is the most effective choice. If there is to be a change, will there be reciprocal effects to the home organization? Do you recommend that the organization use a local national to lead the new organization in the selected country? Identify your recommendation, and explain why either a local national or someone from the parent company should lead the new organization. Add two peer reviewed references. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Your organization has just announced that it will be expanding to (select one) Russia, India, China, Germany or Brazil. You have been asked to make recommendations for the organizational design of the company at the location you have selected. To prepare for this, you will research other companies that have established offices at the location you have selected.

 

Resource: University Library

Write a 700- to 1,050-word memo of recommendation to the management. You must include the following in your memo:

  • Describe the work structures for organizational functions at the parent company location.
  • Based on your research, what challenges will your organization face in creating a cross-cultural organization in the selected country?
  • Will you duplicate the same organizational design that you currently have at the parent company location? Justify your recommendation to management, and explain why it is the most effective choice.
  • If there is to be a change, will there be reciprocal effects to the home organization?
  • Do you recommend that the organization use a local national to lead the new organization in the selected country? Identify your recommendation, and explain why either a local national or someone from the parent company should lead the new organization.
  • Add two peer reviewed references.
  • Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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3. A local hardware store is trying to decide whether to stay open. They have found that their industry is extremely competitive and profits have shrunk considerably. Knowing that you have taken an economics course the owners have asked for your opinion. Draw a completely labeled graph to help you explain the shutdown decision. You should show two graphs in your answer, one for the market as a whole, and one for this store in particular. Assume that the store is losing money; however, explain why they may want to stay open for a little while longer. (NOTE: Your answer should be a written explanation of your graph.) 4. What combination of the two goods below allows you to maximize your utility with a budget constraint of $14? Show how you arrived at your conclusion in the space provided below. Place your final answers on the lines at the bottom of this page. PRICE = $0.50 per pint Bottles of glue Total Utility (Utils) 1 15 2 23 3 30 4 35 5 38 6 40.5 PRICE = $2.00 per box Bales of hay Total Utility (Utils) 1 10 2 22 3 36 4 52 5 70 6 90

3. A local hardware store is trying to decide whether to stay open. They have found that their industry is extremely competitive and profits have shrunk considerably. Knowing that you have taken an economics course the owners have asked for your opinion. Draw a completely labeled graph to help you explain the shutdown decision. You should show two graphs in your answer, one for the market as a whole, and one for this store in particular. Assume that the store is losing money; however, explain why they may want to stay open for a little while longer. (NOTE: Your answer should be a written explanation of your graph.)

4. What combination of the two goods below allows you to maximize your utility with a budget constraint of $14? Show how you arrived at your conclusion in the space provided below. Place your final answers on the lines at the bottom of this page.

PRICE = $0.50 per pint

Bottles of glue Total Utility (Utils)

1 15

2 23

3 30

4 35

5 38

6 40.5

PRICE = $2.00 per box

Bales of hay Total Utility (Utils)

1 10

2 22

3 36

4 52

5 70

6 90

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Some organizations set up a selection process that is long and complex. In some people’s opinion, this kind of selection process not only is more valid but also has symbolic value. In your post, address the following questions: What can the use of a long complex selection process symbolize to job seekers? How do you think this would affect the organization’s ability to attract the best employees? Your initial post should include at least two outside sources to support your response

Some organizations set up a selection process that is long and complex. In some people’s opinion, this kind of selection process not only is more valid but also has symbolic value. In your post, address the following questions:

  • What can the use of a long complex selection process symbolize to job seekers?
  • How do you think this would affect the organization’s ability to attract the best employees?

Your initial post should include at least two outside sources to support your response

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You have been hired by Shiv LLC as an Information Technology consultant to develop a technology proposal. Shiv LLC manufactures and distributes solar panel for the consumer market. Your job is to submit a proposal that meets their criteria. Current Implementation/Concerns: The company will have 3 locations (Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston) but are planning to grow rapidly due to high demand in solar panels. Main staff will be at Dallas and Houston offices. Data security is priority since patent and trademarks are at stake. Los Angeles sales personnel will need secure remote access to Houston office. The WAN connectivity is in place and it is not an issue. There is ample bandwidth in place. Feel free to make other assumptions but they need to be noted in the paper. Topic to Cover: Your document should cover the content presented in the course. The outline below contains recommended points to cover. You are free to add other related information. Describe the technical and business reasons for each choice, citing other resources as appropriate. The Windows Server 2012 operating system should be used for all aspects of the solution. The topics include: Active Directory: What forest/domain model should Shiv LLC implement? What is the domain name? Where should the domain controllers be place? Should RODC be part of the consideration? FSMO Roles placement Plan for AD backup and recovery Group Policy: Is Group Policy needed? What settings might be considered via Group Policy? DNS: What namespace should Shiv LLC implement? What types of zones needed? File Services: How will the shares be secured? Will quotas be used? FSRM be configured? Will DFS be implemented? Remote Services: What technology will be implemented to provide secure remote access for users? Who should have remote access? WSUS: How will the servers and clients be updated? How will new servers be deployed? Submission Requirements: There are specific requirements for the assignment: The final submission should contain at least 6 pages’ worth of text written by the student (not counting title page, images, diagrams, tables, or quotations), but may be longer, not to exceed approximately 10 pages’ worth of student-supplied text. (With the required diagram, and other images, title page, etc., the final submission may end up being more than 10 pages in length.) It must be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and use 12-point Times New Roman or 10-point Arial/Helvetica font. A title page is required; APA format for the title page is optional. At least one diagram must be included (not counted towards the minimum length described above). You can have more. The submission must cover all of the 6 major topics outlined above. Each choice should be explained with technical and business reasoning. The solution should be reasonably detailed. The structure of the final submission is flexible. There is no specific format required, although it should be organized logically and represent a single, unified solution. It is likely that the format will include separate sections for each of the 6 topics required, as well as a summary. At least one non-textbook, non-LabSim, non-Wikipedia reference is required; preferably, this would be a “best practice” guide or similar content from Microsoft or an experienced provider of Microsoft solutions. Be sure to properly quote or cite any sources used. APA format is required for in-text citations and the list of works cited at the end. It is expected that you are already familiar with UMUC’s “Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.” It is available in the Academic Policies section of the Syllabus; there are also links in the Webliography. In its simplest form, if you are using text from a source, you must cite and/or quote it. If plagiarism is found, then there will be a penalty to the grade.

You have been hired by Shiv LLC as an Information Technology consultant to develop a technology proposal. Shiv LLC manufactures and distributes solar panel for the consumer market. Your job is to submit a proposal that meets their criteria.

 

Current Implementation/Concerns:

 

  • The company will have 3 locations (Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston) but are planning to grow rapidly due to high demand in solar panels. Main staff will be at Dallas and Houston offices.
  • Data security is priority since patent and trademarks are at stake.
  • Los Angeles sales personnel will need secure remote access to Houston office.
  • The WAN connectivity is in place and it is not an issue. There is ample bandwidth in place.
  • Feel free to make other assumptions but they need to be noted in the paper.

 

 

 

Topic to Cover:

 

Your document should cover the content presented in the course. The outline below contains recommended points to cover. You are free to add other related information.

 

Describe the technical and business reasons for each choice, citing other resources as appropriate. The Windows Server 2012 operating system should be used for all aspects of the solution.

 

The topics include:

 

 

 

Active Directory:

 

  • What forest/domain model should Shiv LLC implement? What is the domain name?
  • Where should the domain controllers be place? Should RODC be part of the consideration?
  • FSMO Roles placement
  • Plan for AD backup and recovery

 

 

 

Group Policy:

 

  • Is Group Policy needed?
  • What settings might be considered via Group Policy?

 

 

 

DNS:

 

  • What namespace should Shiv LLC implement?
  • What types of zones needed?

 

 

 

File Services:

 

  • How will the shares be secured?
  • Will quotas be used? FSRM be configured?
  • Will DFS be implemented?

 

 

 

Remote Services:

 

  • What technology will be implemented to provide secure remote access for users?
  • Who should have remote access?

 

 

 

WSUS:

 

  • How will the servers and clients be updated?
  • How will new servers be deployed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Requirements:

 

 

 

There are specific requirements for the assignment: The final submission should contain at least 6 pages’ worth of text written by the student (not counting title page, images, diagrams, tables, or quotations), but may be longer, not to exceed approximately 10 pages’ worth of student-supplied text. (With the required diagram, and other images, title page, etc., the final submission may end up being more than 10 pages in length.) It must be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and use 12-point Times New Roman or 10-point Arial/Helvetica font. A title page is required; APA format for the title page is optional.

 

 

 

  • At least one diagram must be included (not counted towards the minimum length described above). You can have more.
  • The submission must cover all of the 6 major topics outlined above. Each choice should be explained with technical and business reasoning. The solution should be reasonably detailed.
  • The structure of the final submission is flexible. There is no specific format required, although it should be organized logically and represent a single, unified solution. It is likely that the format will include separate sections for each of the 6 topics required, as well as a summary.
  • At least one non-textbook, non-LabSim, non-Wikipedia reference is required; preferably, this would be a “best practice” guide or similar content from Microsoft or an experienced provider of Microsoft solutions.
  • Be sure to properly quote or cite any sources used. APA format is required for in-text citations and the list of works cited at the end. It is expected that you are already familiar with UMUC’s “Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.” It is available in the Academic Policies section of the Syllabus; there are also links in the Webliography. In its simplest form, if you are using text from a source, you must cite and/or quote it. If plagiarism is found, then there will be a penalty to the grade.

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Conduct an internal and external environmental analysis, and a supply chain analysis for your proposed new division and its business model. Create a SWOTT table summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should consider, at a minimum, the following factors. For each factor, identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table. External forces and trends considerations: Legal and regulatory Global Economic Technological Innovation Social Environmental Competitive analysis Internal forces and trends considerations: Strategy Structures Processes and systems Resources Goals Strategic capabilities Culture Technologies Innovations Intellectual property Leadership Write a synopsis of no more than 1,050 words in which you analyze relevant forces and trends from the list above. Your analysis must include the following: Include economic and legal and regulatory forces and trends. Critique how well the organization adapts to change. Analyze and explain the supply chain of the new division of the existing business. Share your plans to develop and leverage core competencies and resources within the supply chain in an effort to make a positive impact on the business model and the various stakeholders. Identify issues and/or opportunities: Identify the major issues and/or opportunities that the company faces based on your analysis. Generate a hypothesis surrounding each issue and research questions to use for conducting analysis. Identify the circumstances surrounding each issue; classify the circumstances; attribute the importance of each classification; and test the accuracy of the importance for each classification. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Conduct an internal and external environmental analysis, and a supply chain analysis for your proposed new division and its business model.

Create a SWOTT table summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should consider, at a minimum, the following factors. For each factor, identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table.

  • External forces and trends considerations:
    • Legal and regulatory
    • Global
    • Economic
    • Technological
    • Innovation
    • Social
    • Environmental
    • Competitive analysis
  • Internal forces and trends considerations:
    • Strategy
    • Structures
    • Processes and systems
    • Resources
    • Goals
    • Strategic capabilities
    • Culture
    • Technologies
    • Innovations
    • Intellectual property
    • Leadership

Write a synopsis of no more than 1,050 words in which you analyze relevant forces and trends from the list above. Your analysis must include the following:

  • Include economic and legal and regulatory forces and trends.
  • Critique how well the organization adapts to change.
  • Analyze and explain the supply chain of the new division of the existing business. Share your plans to develop and leverage core competencies and resources within the supply chain in an effort to make a positive impact on the business model and the various stakeholders.
  • Identify issues and/or opportunities:
    • Identify the major issues and/or opportunities that the company faces based on your analysis.
    • Generate a hypothesis surrounding each issue and research questions to use for conducting analysis.
    • Identify the circumstances surrounding each issue; classify the circumstances; attribute the importance of each classification; and test the accuracy of the importance for each classification.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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Assignment Details and Grading Rubric In this assignment, you will engage in the development of the following professional competency by describing how firms use marketing research to compete and collaborate in the global economy: * Global Awareness Marketers engaged in conducting global research must be cognizant of the many factors that can positively or adversely affect an organization, such as cultural, social, economic, competitive, technological, political, and legal environmental conditions. Building and maintaining awareness of the global market conditions requires great effort and diligence in order to minimize risk and maximize profit potential for an organization. Developing communications channels, being aware of cultural nuances, and competitive forces can impact the success of a marketing effort that is invested in the global marketing environment. As a marketing researcher, you must develop a keen awareness for the global marketing environment to protect and improve organizational interests. Directions for completing this assignment: To complete this assignment, you will review one scholarly article on Global Marketing Research and write a 3-4 page informative essay in APA style format addressing the following five topic areas(try to cover all of these topics, but if you can’t due to the article’s limited material, that is fine. It’s important to cover as many as you can): 1. Describe the purpose of the global marketing research described in the article? 2. Explain the competitive environment in relation to the marketing research is discussed in the article. 3. Describe how collaboration and social behavior played a role in the global marketing research. 4. In your informative essay explain the following: Provide a review of how the data was collected? Provide a review of how the data analysis was completed? 5. In your review of the article, provide a description of the competitive outcomes you see were critical to the success or failure of this global marketing research? Prior to beginning the assignment see the grading rubric below for additional requirements. Continued… Grading Rubric: Percent Possible Score For This Assignment: 100 Content, Focus, Use of Text/Outside Sources (60%) Describes the purpose of the marketing research article Explains the competitive environment in relation to the marketing research Describe how collaboration and social behavior played a role in the global marketing research Informative essay explains how data was collected and analyzed Critical Thinking (27%) Percent Possible Points Critical thinking is evident in addition to providing facts Informative essay format is accurate Flow of answers is logical Considers different positions on the issues Writing Style Grammar, APA Format Gross Assignment Score: Less: Late Penalty (Per Policy)

Assignment Details and Grading Rubric   In this assignment, you will engage in the development of the following professional competency by describing how firms use marketing research to compete and collaborate in the global economy:  * Global Awareness  Marketers engaged in conducting global research must be cognizant of the many factors that can positively or adversely affect an organization, such as cultural, social, economic, competitive, technological, political, and legal environmental conditions. Building and maintaining awareness of the global market conditions requires great effort and diligence in order to minimize risk and maximize profit potential for an organization. Developing communications channels, being aware of cultural nuances, and competitive forces can impact the success of a marketing effort that is invested in the global marketing environment. As a marketing researcher, you must develop a keen awareness for the global marketing environment to protect and improve organizational interests.  Directions for completing this assignment:  To complete this assignment, you will review one scholarly article on Global Marketing Research and write a 3-4 page informative essay in APA style format addressing the following five topic areas(try to cover all of these topics, but if you can’t due to the article’s limited material, that is fine. It’s important to cover as many as you can):  1. Describe the purpose of the global marketing research described in the article? 2. Explain the competitive environment in relation to the marketing research is discussed in the article. 3. Describe how collaboration and social behavior played a role in the global marketing research. 4. In your informative essay explain the following: Provide a review of how the data was collected? Provide a review of how the data analysis was completed? 5. In your review of the article, provide a description of the competitive outcomes you see were critical to the success or failure of this global marketing research?  Prior to beginning the assignment see the grading rubric below for additional requirements.   Continued…      Grading Rubric:  Percent  Possible Score For This Assignment:    100         Content, Focus, Use of Text/Outside Sources (60%)  Describes the purpose of the marketing research article Explains the competitive environment in relation to the marketing research Describe how collaboration and social behavior played a role in the global marketing research  Informative essay explains how data was collected and analyzed  Critical Thinking (27%)   Percent Possible    Points     Critical thinking is evident in addition to providing facts Informative essay format is accurate Flow of answers is logical Considers different positions on the issues       Writing Style Grammar, APA Format     Gross Assignment Score:  Less: Late Penalty (Per Policy)

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For this assignment, view the Eight Ingredients of an Effective Job Description with Rhonda Abrams video and then construct a two- to- three page paper that provides a formal job description of a current job as well as analysis of how the job description was created. For your assignment you must: Find a friend or relative who you can interview and/ or observe them on the job for a brief period of time (an hour or so should be sufficient). List as many responsibilities that the job entails as possible. You may also visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or O*Net Online websites for additional information on the individual’s position. Create a formal job description based upon your research. The formal job description must include a section on job tasks, worker requirements and contextual factors (as listed in Chapter 2 of your course text). Microsoft provides this example of a job description template, which you may use or follow to create your job description. Explain the process of constructing the job description. Include an introduction, job description, an explanation of the process of constructing the job description, and a conclusion. Your assignment must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include a cover page and reference page in APA format. In addition to your textbook, you must utilize at least one scholarly peer-reviewed sources that has been published within the past five years. Your sources must be cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your assignment must include an introduction, the job description, an explanation of the process of constructing the job description, and a conclusion.

For this assignment, view the Eight Ingredients of an Effective Job Description with Rhonda Abrams video and then construct a two- to- three page paper that provides a formal job description of a current job as well as analysis of how the job description was created.

For your assignment you must:

  • Find a friend or relative who you can interview and/ or observe them on the job for a brief period of time (an hour or so should be sufficient).  List as many responsibilities that the job entails as possible.  You may also visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or O*Net Online websites for additional information on the individual’s position.
  • Create a formal job description based upon your research. The formal job description must include a section on job tasks, worker requirements and contextual factors (as listed in Chapter 2 of your course text).  Microsoft provides this example of a job description template, which you may use or follow to create your job description.
  • Explain the process of constructing the job description.
  • Include an introduction, job description, an explanation of the process of constructing the job description, and a conclusion.

Your assignment must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Include a cover page and reference page in APA format.  In addition to your textbook, you must utilize at least one scholarly peer-reviewed sources that has been published within the past five years.  Your sources must be cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Your assignment must include an introduction, the job description, an explanation of the process of constructing the job description, and a conclusion.

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1) Come up with a list of at least 10 ideas to replace current shipping technologies (like UPS delivery trucks). Brainstorm with friends, family, or roommates. 2) Broaden on three of those ideas with details (write a paragraph of text for each idea in MEMO format and provide least two sketches for each idea). 3) Do your sketching in your Logbooks under a new Logbook entry (title,date,work,ect.) then import your sketches into your MEMO format paragraph of text. Scanners can be located in the D4P LAB. Print out and bring a Hardcopy to class.

  1. 1)  Come up with a list of at least 10 ideas to replace current shipping technologies (like UPS delivery trucks). Brainstorm with friends, family, or roommates.
  2. 2)  Broaden on three of those ideas with details (write a paragraph of text for each idea in MEMO format and provide least two sketches for each idea).
  3. 3)  Do your sketching in your Logbooks under a new Logbook entry (title,date,work,ect.) then import your sketches into your MEMO format paragraph of text. Scanners can be located in the D4P LAB. Print out and bring a Hardcopy to class.

     

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The purpose of this assignment is to introduce (or re-introduce) you to some of the tools needed for basic research in film studies. You will have to use online databases available through Oviatt Library, such as ProQuest Newstand, LexisNexis, Ebscohost, Gale Virtual Reference Library, JStor, Project Muse and online encyclopedias. You should also be familiar with the Internet Movie Database, Metacritic and Findarticles.com. Any other databases or film-related websites, such as Senses of Cinema (an online journal from Australia), Film Comment and Cineaste (two excellent American film journals) and Sight & Sound (another key publication, from Great Britain) should also be used for this paper. The category “Research Assistance” of the Oviatt Library website contains a useful link to Citation Styles Guides. Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource, and should not be used for this assignment. It can be, however, a point of departure and provide good leads. 1. Choose two films from the Viewing List and find one newspaper/magazine review for each one, plus one interview with its director. You will have four articles, which you need to transfer to a word-processing format. Standardize your presentation with a heading that includes author, title, publication and date. List the search engine or database you used (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest). Do not include any other additional information. At least two of these four pieces should be from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Newsweek, Time magazine and The New Yorker. 2. Choose one director from the films screened in class and write, using your own words, a short biography, including a concise filmography – only of films directed by the filmmaker. The filmography should include only the title of the film and the year of production. You can use IMDb to compile the filmography, but not for biographical information. Utilize a word-processing program and standardize the presentation of this piece. Cite the sources at the end of each director. 3. Choose a documentary film or a documentary filmmaker – studied in class or from the Viewing List, but excluding those of 1 and 2 – and compile a bibliography listing at least five relevant entries. You should include books, scholarly articles, magazine articles, reviews and interviews. Present the bibliography in a word-processing format, avoiding a cut-and-paste job. Use the MLA format, 7th edition, for your citations. 4. Utilizing the online catalogs of the UCLA or Stanford University libraries, compile a 5-item bibliography on survey histories of the documentary cinema. Use the MLA format, 7th edition, to organize your bibliography. 5. Choose any of the filmmakers from the course or the Viewing List, excluding those you have chose already, and find one scholarly or general interest magazine article that offers a critical assessment of this director’s career. Photocopy or print out the article, listing the author, title and publication, and the search engine or database used. . 6. Using at least two sources write a short description (no more than two paragraphs) about any of the documentary series regularly shown on PBS – Frontline, P.O.V., American Experience, American Masters, Nova. Cite your sources accordingly. 7. At the end of this assignment, you will have a dossier of nine pieces, including articles, reviews, interviews, filmographies and bibliographies. Please make a table of content, arranged in a logical fashion, according to the criteria you deem appropriate. You should include pager numbers, so that it is a useful tool. If you are not sure about how to organize a table of contents, please check one in any book. The way you present it will reveal your logical and visual thinking process. If you feel strongly about the cost of printing out complete articles, reviews and interviews, you can print out only the first page, with a note at the end that only the first page is submitted. This exemption, however, does not apply to bibliographies and filmographies. Please remember that all your materials should be in a word-processing format! When formatting these articles, eliminate any non-pertinent information. Do not forget to number your pages. The grade for this paper will be based on the form and content of your materials. Bear in mind that for this paper to be successful you will have to accomplish four very different tasks: 1) gather information using the databases demonstrated in the library workshop; 2) process the materials, that is reading them to discern their relevance and pertinence; 3) organize the materials according to the instructions of the prompt – formatting, table of contents, etc; 4) revise the layout and content of the various items, so that you present the information in a clear, well organized and consistent manner.

The purpose of this assignment is to introduce (or re-introduce) you to some of the tools needed for basic research in film studies.  You will have to use online databases available through Oviatt Library, such as ProQuest Newstand, LexisNexis, Ebscohost, Gale Virtual Reference Library, JStor, Project Muse and online encyclopedias.   You should also be familiar with the Internet Movie Database, Metacritic and Findarticles.com.  Any other databases or film-related websites, such as Senses of Cinema (an online journal from Australia), Film Comment and Cineaste (two excellent American film journals) and Sight & Sound (another key publication, from Great Britain) should also be used for this paper.

 

The category “Research Assistance” of the Oviatt Library website contains a useful link to Citation Styles Guides.  Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource, and should not be used for this assignment.  It can be, however, a point of departure and provide good leads.

 

1.  Choose two films from the Viewing List and find one newspaper/magazine review for each one, plus one interview with its director.  You will have four articles, which you need to transfer to a word-processing format.  Standardize your presentation with a heading that includes author, title, publication and date. List the search engine or database you used (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest).  Do not include any other additional information.  At least two of these four pieces should be from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Newsweek, Time magazine and The New Yorker.

 

2.   Choose one director from the films screened in class and write, using your own words, a short biography, including a concise filmography – only of films directed by the filmmaker.  The filmography should include only the title of the film and the year of production.

You can use IMDb to compile the filmography, but not for biographical information.  Utilize a word-processing program and standardize the presentation of this piece.  Cite the sources at the end of each director.

 

3.  Choose a documentary film or a documentary filmmaker – studied in class or from the Viewing List, but excluding those of 1 and 2 – and compile a bibliography listing at least five relevant entries.  You should include books, scholarly articles, magazine articles, reviews and interviews.

Present the bibliography in a word-processing format, avoiding a cut-and-paste job.

   Use the MLA format, 7th edition, for your citations.

4.  Utilizing the online catalogs of the UCLA or Stanford University libraries, compile a 5-item bibliography on survey histories of the documentary cinemaUse the MLA format, 7th edition, to organize your bibliography.

 

5.  Choose any of the filmmakers from the course or the Viewing List, excluding those you have chose already, and find one scholarly or general interest magazine article that offers a critical assessment of this director’s career.  Photocopy or print out the article, listing the author, title and publication, and the search engine or database used.  .

 

6.  Using at least two sources write a short description (no more than two paragraphs) about any of the documentary series regularly shown on PBSFrontline, P.O.V., American Experience, American Masters, Nova. Cite your sources accordingly.

 

7.  At the end of this assignment, you will have a dossier of nine pieces, including articles, reviews, interviews, filmographies and bibliographies.  Please make a table of content, arranged in a logical fashion, according to the criteria you deem appropriate.  You should include pager numbers, so that it is a useful tool.

If you are not sure about how to organize a table of contents, please check one in any book.  The way you present it will reveal your logical and visual thinking process.

If you feel strongly about the cost of printing out complete articles, reviews and interviews, you can print out only the first page, with a note at the end that only the first page is submitted.  This exemption, however, does not apply to bibliographies and filmographies.

 

Please remember that all your materials should be in a word-processing format! When formatting these articles, eliminate any non-pertinent information.  Do not forget to number your pages.

 

The grade for this paper will be based on the form and content of your materials.

 

Bear in mind that for this paper to be successful you will have to accomplish four very different tasks:  1) gather information using the databases demonstrated in the library workshop; 2) process the materials, that is reading them to discern their relevance and pertinence; 3) organize the materials according to the instructions of the prompt – formatting, table of contents, etc; 4) revise the layout and content of the various items, so that you present the information in a clear, well organized and consistent manner.

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BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making Computer Homework Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model Fall 2014 The objectives of this assignment are to: a) enhance your understanding of how product costs are accumulated and how they impact the company’s net income; b) develop your skills in developing a decision model utilizing Excel spreadsheet software; and c) improve your ability to interpret the results and communicate them in writing and verbally. Decision Model (Original data case) You are building a decision model for Superior Metals Corporation based on the data given in Problem #3-49 on page 120 in your textbook (omit part 4). This includes a schedule of cost of goods manufactured, a schedule of cost of goods sold, and an income statement. In addition to the given data, you learn through interviews with Company management that they are considering taking one of the following two courses of action in order to improve the company’s net income: Action 1: Purchase additional factory equipment which will increase annual depreciation by $35,000. Action 2: Reduce the number of production supervisors which will result in an indirect cost savings of $40,000 Also, you are to assume the following events and the likelihood of the following two events occurring: • Event 1: 50% probability that sales revenues will increase by 18% • Event 2: 50% probability that sales revenues will decrease by 12% Keep in mind that your decision model must incorporate the following elements: • Company’s criterion for selecting the best alternative action. • Alternative actions that are under consideration by Company management. • Relevant events that can happen and the likelihood of each of these events occurring. • Possible outcomes given the various actions and events. • Expected value of each possible outcome. Sensitivity Analysis (Alternative cases 1 and 2) Once you build your decision model based on the original data case, then you are to conduct a sensitivity analysis. The objective of this sensitivity analysis is for you to gain a deeper understanding of how costs impact the company’s net income (often referred to as the company’s bottom-line) by processing two alternative cases through your decision model. This involves changing the probabilities that the events will occur. The two alternative cases are as follows: • Alternative case 1: Assign probabilities of 40% and 60% to the two events, respectively. • Alternative case 2: Assign probabilities of 70% and 30% to the two events, respectively. BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model Fall 2014 Page 2 of 3 Design your spreadsheets so that the probabilities are located in an “input parameters” section. When you use the probabilities, you will reference the cells in which they are located rather than entering them directly into the spreadsheets. For all other data fields, you will enter them directly into the spreadsheets or if they already exist in other cells, then simply reference them rather than re-entering them into the spreadsheets. Your spreadsheet printouts must include grid lines and row/column labels. Include all of your spreadsheets in one file by setting up separate sheets for the original data case and the two alternative cases in the normal view. Business memorandum (One page only) Prepare a one-page business memorandum for the president of Superior Metals Corporation. Your memorandum will describe your decision model and explain what the results mean to the Company. You must utilize the Graduate Success Center which is located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center. Tutors are available to help you improve your writing skills. More information is available at http://sites.laverne.edu/graduate-success-center/ Required Format and Labeling • For the one-page business memo, use Word, Times New Roman font size 12 and single line spacing. • For the spreadsheets, use Excel, Times New Roman and at least font size 10. • Type your full name in the upper right corner of every page of the memo and spreadsheets. • Show all your calculations and make sure all pages and fields are properly labeled. • Utilize the Sheets function in Excel so that your original data case, case 1 and case 2 are set up as separate sheets (3) within the same file and labeled accordingly. Due Date Your decision model (spreadsheet) and business memo is due on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. At the start of class on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, you will provide the professor with a paper copy of your business memo and spreadsheet. No late work will be accepted. Grade and Score Sheet This is an individual assignment and must be your own work. The assignment is worth 15% of your course grade as indicated in the syllabus. The grade for this assignment comprises the following: • Business memo (50%) • Decision model design (20%) • Spreadsheet content: (30%) BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model Fall 2014 Page 3 of 3 Here is the score sheet: Business memorandum Content: ___________________ (30 points) Description of decision model Interpretation of what the numbers mean Organization ___________________ (10 points) Proper language ___________________ (10 points) Decision model design Design is complete and logical ___________________ (10 points) Parameter-driven ___________________ (5 points) Proper labeling ___________________ (5 points) (Data fields, calculations, headings, page numbers, case numbers, etc.) Spreadsheet content Complete and accurate • Original data case ___________________ (10 points) • Alternative Case 1 ___________________ (10 points) • Alternative Case 2 ___________________ (10 points) TOTAL SCORE __________________ (100 points)

BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making

Computer Homework Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model

Fall 2014   

The objectives of this assignment are to:  a) enhance your understanding of how product costs are accumulated and how they impact the company’s net income; b) develop your skills in developing a decision model utilizing Excel spreadsheet software; and c) improve your ability to interpret the results and communicate them in writing and verbally.

 

Decision Model (Original data case)

You are building a decision model for Superior Metals Corporation based on the data given in Problem #3-49 on page 120 in your textbook (omit part 4).  This includes a schedule of cost of goods manufactured, a schedule of cost of goods sold, and an income statement. In addition to the given data, you learn through interviews with Company management that they are considering taking one of the following two courses of action in order to improve the company’s net income:

 

Action 1:  Purchase additional factory equipment which will increase annual depreciation by $35,000.

 

Action 2:  Reduce the number of production supervisors which will result in an indirect cost savings of $40,000

 

Also, you are to assume the following events and the likelihood of the following two events occurring:

  • Event 1:  50% probability that sales revenues will increase by 18%
  • Event 2:  50% probability that sales revenues will decrease by 12%

 

Keep in mind that your decision model must incorporate the following elements:

  • Company’s criterion for selecting the best alternative action.
  • Alternative actions that are under consideration by Company management.
  • Relevant events that can happen and the likelihood of each of these events occurring.
  • Possible outcomes given the various actions and events.
  • Expected value of each possible outcome.

 

Sensitivity Analysis (Alternative cases 1 and 2)

Once you build your decision model based on the original data case, then you are to conduct a sensitivity analysis. The objective of this sensitivity analysis is for you to gain a deeper understanding of how costs impact the company’s net income (often referred to as the company’s bottom-line) by processing two alternative cases through your decision model.  This involves changing the probabilities that the events will occur.  The two alternative cases are as follows:

 

  • Alternative case 1:  Assign probabilities of 40% and 60%   to the two events, respectively.
  • Alternative case 2:  Assign probabilities of 70% and 30%   to the two events, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making

Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model

Fall 2014

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Design your spreadsheets so that the probabilities are located in an “input parameters” section.  When you use the probabilities, you will reference the cells in which they are located rather than entering them directly into the spreadsheets.  For all other data fields, you will enter them directly into the spreadsheets or if they already exist in other cells, then simply reference them rather than re-entering them into the spreadsheets.

 

Your spreadsheet printouts must include grid lines and row/column labels. Include all of your spreadsheets in one file by setting up separate sheets for the original data case and the two alternative cases in the normal view.

 

Business memorandum (One page only)

Prepare a one-page business memorandum for the president of Superior Metals Corporation. Your memorandum will describe your decision model and explain what the results mean to the Company.

 

You must utilize the Graduate Success Center which is located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center.  Tutors are available to help you improve your writing skills.  More information is available at http://sites.laverne.edu/graduate-success-center/

Required Format and Labeling

  • For the one-page business memo, use Word, Times New Roman font size 12 and single line spacing.
  • For the spreadsheets, use Excel, Times New Roman and at least font size 10.
  • Type your full name in the upper right corner of every page of the memo and spreadsheets.
  • Show all your calculations and make sure all pages and fields are properly labeled.
  • Utilize the Sheets function in Excel so that your original data case, case 1 and case 2 are set up as separate sheets (3) within the same file and labeled accordingly.

 

Due Date

Your decision model (spreadsheet) and business memo is due on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

 

At the start of class on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, you will provide the professor with a paper copy of your business memo and spreadsheet.

 

No late work will be accepted.

 

Grade and Score Sheet

This is an individual assignment and must be your own work.  The assignment is worth 15% of your course grade as indicated in the syllabus.  The grade for this assignment comprises the following:

  • Business memo (50%)
  • Decision model design (20%)
  • Spreadsheet content: (30%)

 


BUS 503 Accounting Information for Decision-Making

Assignment #1 – Cost of Goods Manufactured / Decision Model

Fall 2014

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Here is the score sheet:

 

Business memorandum

Content:                                                          ___________________ (30 points)

Description of decision model

Interpretation of what the numbers mean

Organization                                                   ___________________ (10 points)

Proper language                                              ___________________ (10 points)

 

 

Decision model design

Design is complete and logical                       ___________________ (10 points)

Parameter-driven                                             ___________________ (5 points)

Proper labeling                                                ___________________ (5 points)

(Data fields, calculations, headings,

page numbers, case numbers, etc.)

 

Spreadsheet content

Complete and accurate

  • Original data case                               ___________________ (10 points)
  • Alternative Case 1                              ___________________ (10 points)
  • Alternative Case 2                              ___________________ (10 points)

 

 TOTAL SCORE                                          __________________ (100 points)

 

 

 

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Each culture has its own norms, attitudes, and beliefs that can impact how emotions are displayed. While researchers have discovered universality of emotions and facial expressions among cultures, the display and intensity of these emotions, facial expressions, and attributions differ across cultures. For example, in the Amish culture, members do not readily weep in the event of death because of the way they view death in the life cycle. Consider how the display of emotions is expressed in various cultures and how it may impact various aspects of their lives. For this Discussion, use your culture of interest and select another culture of interest to you. Think about the emotional expressions that you might observe in the two cultures during rites of passage, such as births, wedding ceremonies, and funerals. In addition, consider the similarities and differences of the expressions of the emotions that you might observe. With these thoughts in mind: Post by Day 3 a brief description of the two cultures you selected. Then describe how each culture typically expresses two emotions (e.g., happiness, sadness, fear, and anger). Finally explain how these cultures influence the expression of these emotions.

Each culture has its own norms, attitudes, and beliefs that can impact how emotions are displayed. While researchers have discovered universality of emotions and facial expressions among cultures, the display and intensity of these emotions, facial expressions, and attributions differ across cultures. For example, in the Amish culture, members do not readily weep in the event of death because of the way they view death in the life cycle. Consider how the display of emotions is expressed in various cultures and how it may impact various aspects of their lives.

For this Discussion, use your  culture of interest and select another culture of interest to you. Think about the emotional expressions that you might observe in the two cultures during rites of passage, such as births, wedding ceremonies, and funerals. In addition, consider the similarities and differences of the expressions of the emotions that you might observe.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a brief description of the two cultures you selected. Then describe how each culture typically expresses two emotions (e.g., happiness, sadness, fear, and anger). Finally explain how these cultures influence the expression of these emotions.

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1)Recently Sheltered English Instruction, also known as Structured English Immersion (SEI), has replaced bilingual education in a few states. Arizona is one of those states. Looking at the SEI model and bilingual education model, compare and contrast these two methods, citing advantages and disadvantages of each. As a future educator, which model would you prefer to see implemented? 2)Recently Sheltered English Instruction, also known as Structured English Immersion (SEI), has replaced bilingual education in a few states. Arizona is one of those states. Looking at the SEI model and bilingual education model, compare and contrast these two methods, citing advantages and disadvantages of each. As a future educator, which model would you prefer to see implemented?

1)Recently Sheltered English Instruction, also known as Structured English Immersion (SEI), has replaced bilingual education in a few states. Arizona is one of those states. Looking at the SEI model and bilingual education model, compare and contrast these two methods, citing advantages and disadvantages of each. As a future educator, which model would you prefer to see implemented?

 

2)Recently Sheltered English Instruction, also known as Structured English Immersion (SEI), has replaced bilingual education in a few states. Arizona is one of those states. Looking at the SEI model and bilingual education model, compare and contrast these two methods, citing advantages and disadvantages of each. As a future educator, which model would you prefer to see implemented?

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Where Do You Find Happiness? Have you given much thought to whether you’d be happier working for a small company or for a big one? Here’s your chance to compare and contrast the opportunities that small companies and big companies offer. First, read the article ?Company Research— Investigate Small Companies? (http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/employerresearch/a/compresearch.htm). Then read the article ?Benefits of Working in a Small Company vs. a Corporation? (http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/190820/careers_and_job_hunting/benefits _of _working_in_a_small_company_vs_a_corporation.html). [1] Identify five advantages of working for a small company and five advantages of working for a big one. Indicate your choice of employer (small or big company), and explain why you selected this option. Learning Activity #2 Chapter 5, page 25 and 59 Do the following exercise Post your answer to questions 1 and 2 Page 25 Why are most small businesses found in the service-producing sector? Identify five small service-producing businesses that you patronize frequently. What kinds of small businesses are found in the goods-producing sector? What small goods-producing firms do you do business with regularly? Page 59 Knowing how to be an effective team member is a vital lifetime skill. It will help you in your academic career, in the business world, and in non-work activities as well. It takes time and effort to learn how to work in a team. Part of the challenge is learning how to adjust your behavior to the needs of the group. Another part is learning how to motivate members of a group. A well-functioning team allows members to combine knowledge and skills, and this reliance on diverse backgrounds and strengths often results in team decisions that are superior to those made by individuals working alone. Are You a Team Player? As a first step, you should do a self-assessment to evaluate whether you possess characteristics that will help you be a successful team member. You can do this by taking a ?Team Player? quiz available at the Quintessential Careers Web site. Go to http://www.quintcareers.com/team_player_quiz.html to link to this quiz. You‘ll get feedback that helps you identify the characteristics you need to work on if you want to improve your teamwork skills. Working Together as a Team The best approach to specifying appropriate behavior for team members is for the team to come up with some ground rules. Get together with three other students selected by your instructor, and establish working guidelines for your team. Prepare a team report in which you identify the following: 1. Five things that team members can do to increase the likelihood of group success 2. Five things that team members can do to jeopardize group success

Where Do You Find Happiness?
Have you given much thought to whether you’d be happier working for a small company or for a big one? Here’s your chance to compare and contrast the opportunities that small companies and big companies offer. First, read the article ?Company Research— Investigate Small Companies?
(http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/employerresearch/a/compresearch.htm). Then read the article ?Benefits of Working in a Small Company vs. a Corporation? (http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/190820/careers_and_job_hunting/benefits
_of _working_in_a_small_company_vs_a_corporation.html).
[1] Identify five advantages of working for a small company and five advantages of working for a big one. Indicate your choice of employer (small or big company), and explain why you selected this option.

Learning Activity #2

Chapter 5, page 25 and 59

Do the following exercise

Post your answer to questions 1 and 2

Page 25
Why are most small businesses found in the service-producing sector? Identify five small service-producing businesses that you patronize frequently. What kinds of small businesses are found in the goods-producing sector? What small goods-producing firms do you do business with regularly?

Page 59
Knowing how to be an effective team member is a vital lifetime skill. It will help you in your academic career, in the business world, and in non-work activities as well. It takes time and effort to learn how to work in a team. Part of the challenge is learning how to adjust your behavior to the needs of the group. Another part is learning how to motivate members of a group. A well-functioning team allows members to combine knowledge and skills, and this reliance on diverse backgrounds and strengths often results in team decisions that are superior to those made by individuals working alone.
Are You a Team Player?
As a first step, you should do a self-assessment to evaluate whether you possess characteristics that will help you be a successful team member. You can do this by taking a ?Team Player? quiz available at the Quintessential Careers Web site. Go to http://www.quintcareers.com/team_player_quiz.html to link to this quiz. You‘ll get feedback that helps you identify the characteristics you need to work on if you want to
improve your teamwork skills.
Working Together as a Team
The best approach to specifying appropriate behavior for team members is for the team to come up with some ground rules. Get together with three other students selected by your instructor, and establish working guidelines for your team. Prepare a team report in which you identify the following:
1. Five things that team members can do to increase the likelihood of group success
2. Five things that team members can do to jeopardize group success

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Case #1: Jim and Jane Magnolia have tried for years to conceive a child, with no success. So instead, they have decided to adopt a child. They have found a beautiful little girl named Emma who has been given up by her mother. The child, only two weeks old, was born at the mother’s home and has not received any medical attention beyond that given by EMS during the birth. 1. Should the parents be particularly concerned with Emma’s lack of medical attention? 2. What perinatal tests should Jim and Jane inquire about? 3. Should Jim and Jane be concerned about PKU? 4. What is PKU? 5. How is PKU screened for? 6. If Emma has PKU, what is the treatment? Case #2: Stacey fell down and hurt her knee two days ago. Today she is at the orthopedic surgeon’s office with her knee tender and extremely swollen. The physician tells Stacey that she needs to have the fluid drained from her knee and have an injection to reduce the inflammation. The fluid he drains is watery and bloody. 1. What is the normal fluid in the knee joint? 2. What is the clinical term for the bloody fluid the physician drained? 3. How did this fluid form? 4. Which signs of inflammation is Stacey clearly showing? 5. When the physician gives the “injection to reduce the inflammation,” what is likely in the injection? 6. If the surgeon prescribes a nonselective COX inhibitor for the pain, how does it work? 7. How is a selective COX-2 inhibitor different from a nonselective COX inhibitor? Case #3: In September of 2006 Chris Simms, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was rushed to the emergency room after a traumatic collision on the football field. Remarkably, Chris finished the game before going to the hospital. He presented with moderate abrasions to several areas of his body and severe upper left quadrant pain. After full workup it was determined that he had to have emergency surgery to remove his spleen. Fortunately, with modern medical advances, the spleen was removed laparoscopically. Chris lost five pints of blood prior to surgery. 1. What is the name of the surgery to remove the spleen? 2. How is laparoscopy different from normal surgery? 3. What is the classification for the type of healing the abrasions will use to heal? 4. What is the classification for the type of healing the surgical wounds will use to heal? 5. Which wound will be most likely to produce scarring, the abrasions or surgical wounds? 6. Why did Chris lose so much blood without any open wounds? Case #4: John, an obese 54-year-old Caucasian male, has gotten a recent yearly checkup at the doctor’s office. He was told that he has elevated blood pressure and several risk factors for atherosclerosis. His urinalysis showed glucosuria, and his LDL levels are elevated. 1. What is the technical term for elevated blood pressure? 2. What is an acceptable range for blood pressure for John? 3. What is atherosclerosis? 4. How are macrophages involved in the formation of atherosclerosis? 5. Why is the glucosuria relevant? 6. What are John’s apparent risk factors for atherosclerosis? 7. What type of pharmacologic treatment would be recommended? 8. What type of lifestyle therapy would be recommended? Case #5: Bill Anderson, a 60-year-old Caucasian male of normal build, presents in the emergency room with severely labored breathing. He reports progressively worsening shortness of breath over the past three days. He has been lethargic and has been just “lying around” because of the shortness of breath. The patient also has hypertension and is sweating, but without fever. Upon examining the patient’s medical history, the emergency room doctor learns that Bill has multiple myeloma and has undergone several cycles of chemotherapy, including steroid and high dose thalidomide therapy. The emergency room doctor orders a chest X-ray and echocardiography. 1. What is multiple myeloma? 2. What side effects do multiple myeloma, chemotherapy, immobility, steroids, and thalidomide have in common that could be an issue here? 3. The emergency room doctor suspects a fairly obvious problem, what condition is the doctor trying to confirm? 4. Why is the echocardiogram important? 5. How has the condition caused high blood pressure? 6. Is the heart at risk of failing? If so, what side of the heart, and is it acute or chronic? 7. What is the recommended therapy? Case #6: A 53-year-old woman of normal build is having her normal yearly checkup. She has a history of hypertension, arthritis, and skin rashes. Today her physician notices a diastolic murmur with a snap-like opening sound, as well as a systolic murmur. The physician asks the woman if she has ever had strep throat, even as a child. 1. What heart valve typically has the diastolic murmur? 2. What heart valve typically has the systolic murmur? 3. What is the most common type of valvular stenosis? 4. Why did the physician ask about strep throat? 5. Is the arthritis relevant? Why/why not? 6. Are the skin rashes relevant? Why/why not? 7. Is the hypertension relevant? Why/why not? 8. What is it that the physician suspects? 9. What course of treatment is suggested? Case #7: Charles is a 56-year-old male who has smoked nearly a pack of cigarettes a day for about 30 years. Today he is having a cardiopulmonary stress test because he has been complaining of exercise-induced dyspnea that is alleviated by an inhaler. Charles will also be receiving the results of prior CBC and arterial blood gas readings. Charles coughs up some mucus before the test. After the test, Charles coughs violently and spits up blood. 1. What is dyspnea? 2. What is the cardiopulmonary stress test going to measure? 3. Does the patient have risk factors for chronic bronchitis? 4. Does the patient have risk factors for emphysema? 5. What would you expect the values for spirometry, cardiac function, and lung elasticity (compliance) to show if this patient has chronic bronchitis? 6. What would you expect the values for spirometry, cardiac function, and lung elasticity (compliance) to show if this patient has emphysema? 7. Which presentation do you expect for Charles? Why? 8. What do you expect the CBC and ABG results to show for this patient? Case #8: Sharon is visiting her doctor today, complaining of heartburn. She is a smoker and drinker. Upon taking a history the doctor learns that she and her friends often go out for margaritas and spicy foods, which intensifies the heartburn. However, the heartburn is there almost daily. 1. What is the first and most obvious initial problem the doctor might suspect? 2. What are Sharon’s warning signs for this problem? 3. What type of therapy will likely be suggested? 4. What type of therapy would be suggested if Sharon had the problem only with the spicy food, rather than daily? 5. What problem might Sharon also have in her stomach? 6. Would the same therapy work for this other problem in the stomach? Case #9: Heidi, a 43-year-old female, has been an avid triathlete for over 20 years. However, one of the consequences of her extreme athleticism is the chronic pain associated with her training and competition. Therefore, she has taken over-the-counter pain medication daily for years. Five days ago, in the final kick of a race, she rolled her ankle. As a result, she rested in bed for several days. Now she is weak, short of breath, and has general swelling of her entire body. She reports to the hospital and is admitted for renal failure. 1. Did the competition five days ago contribute to the renal failure? 2. Define interstitial nephritis. 3. Did her chronic analgesic use contribute to the renal failure? 4. Define rhabdomyolysis. 5. How is rhabdomyolysis consistent with the facts in Heidi’s case? 6. Since Heidi has gotten prompt medical attention, do you expect treatment to bring about a full recovery? Why/why not? Case #10: Richard is a 17-year-old male with type I diabetes mellitus. Today he presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain, weakness, lethargy, and rapid, deep respirations. He reports that he can’t remember if he took his insulin shot that day. The initial thought on triage is diabetic ketoacidosis. 1. Define acidosis. 2. What classification of acidosis is diabetic ketoacidosis? 3. What is the name for the breathing patterns that Richard is having? 4. Why is Richard breathing like this? 5. What do you expect the arterial blood gas measurements to show for pH, carbon dioxide levels, and bicarbonate levels? 6. What will the treatment be for Richard?

Case #1:
Jim and Jane Magnolia have tried for years to conceive a child, with no success. So instead, they have decided to adopt a child. They have found a beautiful little girl named Emma who has been given up by her mother. The child, only two weeks old, was born at the mother’s home and has not received any medical attention beyond that given by EMS during the birth.

1. Should the parents be particularly concerned with Emma’s lack of medical attention?

2. What perinatal tests should Jim and Jane inquire about?

3. Should Jim and Jane be concerned about PKU?

4. What is PKU?

5. How is PKU screened for?

6. If Emma has PKU, what is the treatment?

Case #2:
Stacey fell down and hurt her knee two days ago. Today she is at the orthopedic surgeon’s office with her knee tender and extremely swollen. The physician tells Stacey that she needs to have the fluid drained from her knee and have an injection to reduce the inflammation. The fluid he drains is watery and bloody.

1. What is the normal fluid in the knee joint?

2. What is the clinical term for the bloody fluid the physician drained?

3. How did this fluid form?

4. Which signs of inflammation is Stacey clearly showing?

5. When the physician gives the “injection to reduce the inflammation,” what is likely in the injection?

6. If the surgeon prescribes a nonselective COX inhibitor for the pain, how does it work?

7. How is a selective COX-2 inhibitor different from a nonselective COX inhibitor?

Case #3:
In September of 2006 Chris Simms, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was rushed to the emergency room after a traumatic collision on the football field. Remarkably, Chris finished the game before going to the hospital. He presented with moderate abrasions to several areas of his body and severe upper left quadrant pain. After full workup it was determined that he had to have emergency surgery to remove his spleen. Fortunately, with modern medical advances, the spleen was removed laparoscopically. Chris lost five pints of blood prior to surgery.

1. What is the name of the surgery to remove the spleen?

2. How is laparoscopy different from normal surgery?

3. What is the classification for the type of healing the abrasions will use to heal?

4. What is the classification for the type of healing the surgical wounds will use to heal?

5. Which wound will be most likely to produce scarring, the abrasions or surgical wounds?

6. Why did Chris lose so much blood without any open wounds?

Case #4:
John, an obese 54-year-old Caucasian male, has gotten a recent yearly checkup at the doctor’s office. He was told that he has elevated blood pressure and several risk factors for atherosclerosis. His urinalysis showed glucosuria, and his LDL levels are elevated.

1. What is the technical term for elevated blood pressure?

2. What is an acceptable range for blood pressure for John?

3. What is atherosclerosis?

4. How are macrophages involved in the formation of atherosclerosis?

5. Why is the glucosuria relevant?

6. What are John’s apparent risk factors for atherosclerosis?

7. What type of pharmacologic treatment would be recommended?

8. What type of lifestyle therapy would be recommended?

Case #5:
Bill Anderson, a 60-year-old Caucasian male of normal build, presents in the emergency room with severely labored breathing. He reports progressively worsening shortness of breath over the past three days. He has been lethargic and has been just “lying around” because of the shortness of breath. The patient also has hypertension and is sweating, but without fever. Upon examining the patient’s medical history, the emergency room doctor learns that Bill has multiple myeloma and has undergone several cycles of chemotherapy, including steroid and high dose thalidomide therapy. The emergency room doctor orders a chest X-ray and echocardiography.

1. What is multiple myeloma?

2. What side effects do multiple myeloma, chemotherapy, immobility, steroids, and thalidomide have in common that could be an issue here?

3. The emergency room doctor suspects a fairly obvious problem, what condition is the doctor trying to confirm?

4. Why is the echocardiogram important?

5. How has the condition caused high blood pressure?

6. Is the heart at risk of failing? If so, what side of the heart, and is it acute or chronic?

7. What is the recommended therapy?

Case #6:
A 53-year-old woman of normal build is having her normal yearly checkup. She has a history of hypertension, arthritis, and skin rashes. Today her physician notices a diastolic murmur with a snap-like opening sound, as well as a systolic murmur. The physician asks the woman if she has ever had strep throat, even as a child.

1. What heart valve typically has the diastolic murmur?

2. What heart valve typically has the systolic murmur?

3. What is the most common type of valvular stenosis?

4. Why did the physician ask about strep throat?

5. Is the arthritis relevant? Why/why not?

6. Are the skin rashes relevant? Why/why not?

7. Is the hypertension relevant? Why/why not?

8. What is it that the physician suspects?

9. What course of treatment is suggested?

Case #7:
Charles is a 56-year-old male who has smoked nearly a pack of cigarettes a day for about 30 years. Today he is having a cardiopulmonary stress test because he has been complaining of exercise-induced dyspnea that is alleviated by an inhaler. Charles will also be receiving the results of prior CBC and arterial blood gas readings. Charles coughs up some mucus before the test. After the test, Charles coughs violently and spits up blood.

1. What is dyspnea?

2. What is the cardiopulmonary stress test going to measure?

3. Does the patient have risk factors for chronic bronchitis?

4. Does the patient have risk factors for emphysema?

5. What would you expect the values for spirometry, cardiac function, and lung elasticity (compliance) to show if this patient has chronic bronchitis?

6. What would you expect the values for spirometry, cardiac function, and lung elasticity (compliance) to show if this patient has emphysema?

7. Which presentation do you expect for Charles? Why?

8. What do you expect the CBC and ABG results to show for this patient?

Case #8:
Sharon is visiting her doctor today, complaining of heartburn. She is a smoker and drinker. Upon taking a history the doctor learns that she and her friends often go out for margaritas and spicy foods, which intensifies the heartburn. However, the heartburn is there almost daily.

1. What is the first and most obvious initial problem the doctor might suspect?

2. What are Sharon’s warning signs for this problem?

3. What type of therapy will likely be suggested?

4. What type of therapy would be suggested if Sharon had the problem only with the spicy food, rather than daily?

5. What problem might Sharon also have in her stomach?

6. Would the same therapy work for this other problem in the stomach?

Case #9:
Heidi, a 43-year-old female, has been an avid triathlete for over 20 years. However, one of the consequences of her extreme athleticism is the chronic pain associated with her training and competition. Therefore, she has taken over-the-counter pain medication daily for years. Five days ago, in the final kick of a race, she rolled her ankle. As a result, she rested in bed for several days. Now she is weak, short of breath, and has general swelling of her entire body. She reports to the hospital and is admitted for renal failure.

1. Did the competition five days ago contribute to the renal failure?

2. Define interstitial nephritis.

3. Did her chronic analgesic use contribute to the renal failure?

4. Define rhabdomyolysis.

5. How is rhabdomyolysis consistent with the facts in Heidi’s case?

6. Since Heidi has gotten prompt medical attention, do you expect treatment to bring about a full recovery? Why/why not?

 

Case #10:
Richard is a 17-year-old male with type I diabetes mellitus. Today he presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain, weakness, lethargy, and rapid, deep respirations. He reports that he can’t remember if he took his insulin shot that day. The initial thought on triage is diabetic ketoacidosis.

1. Define acidosis.

2. What classification of acidosis is diabetic ketoacidosis?

3. What is the name for the breathing patterns that Richard is having?

4. Why is Richard breathing like this?

5. What do you expect the arterial blood gas measurements to show for pH, carbon dioxide levels, and bicarbonate levels?

6. What will the treatment be for Richard?

 

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9-1 Jones is the manager for ABC Auto Repair. Unknown to his employer, Jones also does freelance auto repair work to earn extra cash. He sometimes uses ABC’s facilities and tools for these jobs. Discuss the costs and potential costs that ABC might suffer as aresult of Jones’s actions. 9-2 Discuss how establishing a strong system of communication between employees and management can help deter and detect inventory larceny.. 9-3 In the case study “Chipping Away at High-Tech Theft,” do you believe the procedures and controls maintained by the manufacturer contributed to the theft? Why, or why not? 10-4 If you suspected someone of being involved in a kickback scheme, what would you look for? 10-5 An employee can implement a kickback scheme regardless of whether she has approval authority over the purchasing function. How might this be accomplished? 10-6 What are some clues that might alert you to possible fraudulent activity at the different stages of a bid-rigging scheme?

9-1 Jones is the manager for ABC Auto Repair. Unknown to his employer, Jones also does freelance auto repair work to earn extra cash. He sometimes uses ABC’s facilities and tools for these jobs. Discuss the costs and potential costs that ABC might suffer as aresult of Jones’s actions.

9-2 Discuss how establishing a strong system of communication between employees and management can help deter and detect inventory larceny..

9-3 In the case study “Chipping Away at High-Tech Theft,” do you believe the procedures and controls maintained by the manufacturer contributed to the theft? Why, or why not?

10-4 If you suspected someone of being involved in a kickback scheme, what would you look for?

10-5 An employee can implement a kickback scheme regardless of whether she has approval authority over the purchasing function. How might this be accomplished?

10-6 What are some clues that might alert you to possible fraudulent activity at the different stages of a bid-rigging scheme?

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Question: Managers have various roles and responsibilities within an organization. The key purpose of this project is to demonstrate your understanding of the managerial role within organizations. This project should help you apply what you have learned so far from this class by interviewing or researching a manager in an organization. The manager can be someone you have worked with or a well-known manager you would like to find out more about. Your assignment is to evaluate the manager with respect to his or her management style and abilities. Include the following in your essay: * a description of the manager (title, etc.) and organization (include why you selected this person); * a description of the manager’s daily role and responsibilities; * a description of the manager’s strengths (planning, decision making, innovation, team building, etc.); * a description of the manager’s weaknesses (lack of planning, ineffective decision making, lack of discipline, etc.); * a description of the manager’s key challenges (falling sales, reduced productivity or market share, decreased customer and employee satisfaction, etc.); * recommendations to improve the above weaknesses and challenges; and * a minimum of two to three sources, which may include your textbook. Your response should be in an essay (introduction, body, and conclusion) format. Provide details and examples to support your response. Minimum word count is 550 to 650 words.

Question:
Managers have various roles and responsibilities within an organization. The key purpose of this project is to demonstrate your understanding of the managerial role within organizations.

This project should help you apply what you have learned so far from this class by interviewing or researching a manager in an organization. The manager can be someone you have worked with or a well-known manager you would like to find out more about. Your assignment is to evaluate the manager with respect to his or her management style and abilities. Include the following in your essay:

* a description of the manager (title, etc.) and organization (include why you selected this person);
* a description of the manager’s daily role and responsibilities;
* a description of the manager’s strengths (planning, decision making, innovation, team building, etc.);
* a description of the manager’s weaknesses (lack of planning, ineffective decision making, lack of discipline, etc.);
* a description of the manager’s key challenges (falling sales, reduced productivity or market share, decreased customer
and employee satisfaction, etc.);
* recommendations to improve the above weaknesses and challenges; and
* a minimum of two to three sources, which may include your textbook.

Your response should be in an essay (introduction, body, and conclusion) format. Provide details and examples to support your response. Minimum word count is 550 to 650 words.

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Tom Pearson has a child who has emotional and disciplinary disorders. On the advice of a psychiatrist, Tom enrolls his son in a boarding school in Texas that specialized in college preparatory education for children with certain disabilities. In a few weeks, the school asks Tom to remove his son because he is disruptive. The school psychiatrist advises Tom to transfer his son to a therapeutic wilderness program operated by a school in Utah. The school sets up individualized therapeutic programs that allow students to progress in their skills, group participation, and behavior and attitude. The objective of the program is to help students recognize the results of their behavior choices and to encourage them to try different coping systems. The son attends the program and his mental health improves. Please explain if the costs of attending the program in Utah are deductible by Tom as medical expenses.

Tom Pearson has a child who has emotional and disciplinary disorders. On the advice of a psychiatrist, Tom enrolls his son in a boarding school in Texas that specialized in college preparatory education for children with certain disabilities. In a few weeks, the school asks Tom to remove his son because he is disruptive. The school psychiatrist advises Tom to transfer his son to a therapeutic wilderness program operated by a school in Utah. The school sets up individualized therapeutic programs that allow students to progress in their skills, group participation, and behavior and attitude. The objective of the program is to help students recognize the results of their behavior choices and to encourage them to try different coping systems. The son attends the program and his mental health improves. Please explain if the costs of attending the program in Utah are deductible by Tom as medical expenses.

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Question Chapter 14 The followingare the foreign currency positions of an FI, expressed in the foreign currency: Currency Assets Liabilities FX Bought FX Sold Swiss franc (SF) SF 134, 394 SF 53,758 SF 10, 752 SF 16,127 British pound (f) f30,488 f13,415 f9,146 f12,195 Japanese Yen (¥) ¥ 7, 075,472 ¥ 2,830,189 ¥ 1,132,075 ¥ 8,301,887 The exchange rate of dollars per SF is .9301, dollars per British pounds is 1.6400, and dollars per yen is .010600. The following are the foreign currency positions converted to dollars. Currency Assets Liabilities FX Bought FX Sold Swiss franc (SF) $125,000 $50,000 $10,000 $15,000 British pound (f) $50,000 $22,001 $14,999 $20,000 Japanese yen (¥) $75,000 $30,000 $12,000 $88,000 a. What is the FI’s net exposure to Swiss francs stated in SF and $s? Net exposure in Swiss francs stated in $ = $70,000 b. What is the FI’s net exposure in British pounds stated in f and $s? Net exposure in British poundsstated in $= $23,000. c. What is the FI’s net exposure in Japanese yen stated in ¥ and $s? Net exposure in Japanese yenstated in $= -$31,000 d. What is the expected loss or gain if the SF exchange rate appreciates by 1 percent? State you answers in SFs and $s. If assets are greater than liabilities, then an appreciation of the foreign exchange rates will generate a gain = $70,000 x 0.01 = $7,000. e. What is the expected loss or gain if the f exchange rate appreciates 1 percent? State your answers in fs and $s. Gain = $23,000 x 0.01 = $230 f. What is the expected loss or gain if the ¥ exchange rate appreciates by 2 percent? State your answers in ¥s and $s. Loss = -$31,000 x 0.02 = -$6,200

Question Chapter 14

The followingare the foreign currency positions of an FI, expressed in the foreign currency:

Currency Assets Liabilities FX Bought FX Sold

Swiss franc (SF) SF 134, 394 SF 53,758 SF 10, 752 SF 16,127

British pound (f) f30,488 f13,415 f9,146 f12,195

Japanese Yen (¥) ¥ 7, 075,472 ¥ 2,830,189 ¥ 1,132,075 ¥ 8,301,887

The exchange rate of dollars per SF is .9301, dollars per British pounds is 1.6400, and dollars per yen is .010600. The following are the foreign currency positions converted to dollars.

Currency Assets Liabilities FX Bought FX Sold

Swiss franc (SF) $125,000 $50,000 $10,000 $15,000

British pound (f) $50,000 $22,001 $14,999 $20,000

Japanese yen (¥) $75,000 $30,000 $12,000 $88,000

a. What is the FI’s net exposure to Swiss francs stated in SF and $s?

 

Net exposure in Swiss francs stated in $ = $70,000

b. What is the FI’s net exposure in British pounds stated in f and $s?

 

Net exposure in British poundsstated in $= $23,000.

c. What is the FI’s net exposure in Japanese yen stated in ¥ and $s?

 

Net exposure in Japanese yenstated in $= -$31,000

d. What is the expected loss or gain if the SF exchange rate appreciates by 1 percent? State you answers in SFs and $s.

 

If assets are greater than liabilities, then an appreciation of the foreign exchange rates will generate a gain = $70,000 x 0.01 = $7,000.

e. What is the expected loss or gain if the f exchange rate appreciates 1 percent? State your answers in fs and $s.

 

Gain = $23,000 x 0.01 = $230

f. What is the expected loss or gain if the ¥ exchange rate appreciates by 2 percent? State your answers in ¥s and $s.

 

Loss = -$31,000 x 0.02 = -$6,200

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Read The Parable of the Cloth, which is available as a pdf on Moodle. Explain the meaning of this parable. Say explicitly how this parable is meaningful to Buddhists as an indication of how Buddhist practices change an individual. How is it that a bhikku [a Buddhist monk] “may partake of the choicest rice with all manner of sauces and curries” without any harm to his spiritual life? Wouldn’t wanting such things be a hindrance to enlightenment? 
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Parable of the Cloth

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Read The Parable of the Cloth, which is available as a pdf on Moodle. Explain the meaning of this parable. Say explicitly how this parable is meaningful to Buddhists as an indication of how Buddhist practices change an individual. How is it that a bhikku [a Buddhist monk] “may partake of the choicest rice with all manner of sauces and curries” without any harm to his spiritual life? Wouldn’t wanting such things be a hindrance to enlightenment? 
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Epigenetics differences in older twin sets, different disease risk during their lifespan
Q6: Explain why DNA differs more significantly in older twin sets than younger twin sets.
Discuss how genetically identical twins can have different disease risk during their lifespan
What are the implications for reducing disease risk?
Introduction
             Monozygotic (MZ) twins are derived from the same single-cell zygote formed from the fusion of one egg and one sperm. In MZ twins, the inner cell mass of the blastocyst splint into two during the early cell divisions, which gave rise to two embryos that are genetically identical. The study of MZ twins offer fascinating potential which help researchers explore the link between the sequence of the genotype and the phenotype (Carey, 2011). Although MZ are genetically identical, both twins may have different diseases at different times, or so called -twin discordance (Carey, 2011).
          Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss how DNA differs in older twin sets than younger twin sets, and then differences in disease risk during their lifespan will be discussed. Finally, implications for reducing disease risk will be addressed.
DNA differs in older twin sets than younger twin sets
        Monozygotic twins—are identical at the DNA sequence level, but studies have found some phenotypic differences of DNA methylation and histone modification profiles that may be consequences of different exposures to environmental stressors and might affect their susceptibility to different diseases, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders (Kaminsky et al., 2009; Fraga et al, 2005; Javierre et al, 2010).
             There is a prevalent epigenetic drift in monozygotic twins in relation to one another with advancing age (Fraga et al., 2005). Fraga et al. (2005) investigated both global and locus-specific differences in DNA methylation and histone acetylation in identical twins of various ages. Their results revealed that young identical twin pairs are essentially identical in their epigenetic markings, while older identical twin pairs demonstrate significant variations in epigenetic differences in DNA methylation and histone modification. These differential markers between twins are distributed throughout their genomes, affecting repeat DNA sequences and single-copy genes, and have an important impact on gene expression. Interestingly, Variations in gene expression in older twin pairs were four times greater than those observed in young twin pairs.  They found that that these epigenetic modifications were more distinctive in older MZ twins who had different lifestyles, and had spent less of their lives together, emphasizing the significant role of environmental factors in translating a common genotype into a different phenotype.
        In a subsequent study, Martin (2005) reported epigenetic shifts in these aging identical twins could have arisen through endogenous, stochastic mechanisms, independent of environmental perturbations, or could have resulted from such environmental perturbations. These results represent the most comprehensively detailed results of age-associated epigenetic alterations in MZ twins of human subjects.   
              Along the same lines, Talens et al. (2012) conducted a recent study to investigate the occurrence of epigenetic changes over the adult lifespan in monozygotic twin pairs (N=230, 18-89 years). They examined the global DNA methylation difference and found there was more variation within old MZ-pair as compared with young MZ pairs. Furthermore, elderly twins revealed similar pattern of variations in DNA methylation after 10 years follow-up. They concluded that the age-related increase in methylation variation was generally related to the distinct environmental factors for which familial factors may play a more important role. In conclusion, sustained epigenetic differences arise from early adulthood to old age and contribute to an increasing epigenetic variation of MZ twins during aging (Talens et al., 2012) 
             One must note that discordance for numerous multifaceted diseases are not necessarily associated aging. Kaprio et al. (1992) studied the cumulative incidence, concordance rate, and heritability for diabetes mellitus in a nationwide cohort of 13,888 twin pairs of the same sex in Finland. They found that the concordance rate for Type 1 diabetes was higher among monozygotic than dizygotic in the fist and second decade of life. They concluded that heritability for Type 1 diabetes was greater than that for Type 2 where both genetic and environmental effects seemed to play a significant role (Kaprio et al. 1992). On the other hand, Bergem and collegues (1997), compared the relative importance of heredity and environment in the development of Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. They found that the concordance of Alzheimer’s disease could be as high as 83% at a later age.
          Collectively, epigenetic changes are not restricted to the prenatal period. Monozygotic twins experience an epigenetic drift in relation to one another with advancing age (Fraga et al., 2005).  Differences in epigenetic modifications are influenced by decreasing amounts of time shared together and behavioral differences (Fraga et al., 2005). Additionally, MZ twins provide a unique model which explains how genetically identical twins exhibit differences, and this model lends it self to future research that address the role of epigenetic modifications in the establishment of the phenotype (Petronis wt al., 2003; Wong, Gottesman, and Petronis, 2005).
Differences in disease risk during life span
      Discordance of diseases in MZ twins
        Identification of genes predisposing their carrier to complex diseases is a much more complicated task than finding genes involved in simple mendelian diseases. The dynamic epigenetic mechanisms provide an alternative explanation for some of the features of complex diseases, which include late onset, gender effects, parents of origin effect, discordance of MZ twins, and fluctuation of symptoms in complex diseases (Petronis, 2001).MZ twins share the same genotype because they are derived from the same zygote. However, monozygotic twin have several phenotypic differences that determines susceptibility to diseases. Recent studies suggest that phenotypic discordance between monozygotic twins is at least to some extent due to epigenetic factors that change over the lifetime of a multi-cellular organism. Acute environmental factors are directly associated with epigenetic-dependent disease phenotypes, as demonstrated by the increased CpG-island promoter hyper-methylation of tumor suppressor genes in the normal oral mucosa of smokers (Poulsen, Esteller, Vaag, and Fraga, 2007).  MZ twins who are discordant for disease are an excellent example of how genetically identical individuals can exhibit differences and represent a unique model for studying the contribution and role of environmental factors in disease development. Since monozygotic twins are genetically identical they are considered ideal experimental models for studying the role of environmental factors as determinants of complex diseases and phenotypes (Poulsen, Esteller, 

Epigenetics differences in older twin sets, different disease risk during their lifespan

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Epigenetics differences in older twin sets, different disease risk during their lifespan
Q6: Explain why DNA differs more significantly in older twin sets than younger twin sets.
Discuss how genetically identical twins can have different disease risk during their lifespan
What are the implications for reducing disease risk?
Introduction
             Monozygotic (MZ) twins are derived from the same single-cell zygote formed from the fusion of one egg and one sperm. In MZ twins, the inner cell mass of the blastocyst splint into two during the early cell divisions, which gave rise to two embryos that are genetically identical. The study of MZ twins offer fascinating potential which help researchers explore the link between the sequence of the genotype and the phenotype (Carey, 2011). Although MZ are genetically identical, both twins may have different diseases at different times, or so called -twin discordance (Carey, 2011).
          Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss how DNA differs in older twin sets than younger twin sets, and then differences in disease risk during their lifespan will be discussed. Finally, implications for reducing disease risk will be addressed.
DNA differs in older twin sets than younger twin sets
        Monozygotic twins—are identical at the DNA sequence level, but studies have found some phenotypic differences of DNA methylation and histone modification profiles that may be consequences of different exposures to environmental stressors and might affect their susceptibility to different diseases, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders (Kaminsky et al., 2009; Fraga et al, 2005; Javierre et al, 2010).
             There is a prevalent epigenetic drift in monozygotic twins in relation to one another with advancing age (Fraga et al., 2005). Fraga et al. (2005) investigated both global and locus-specific differences in DNA methylation and histone acetylation in identical twins of various ages. Their results revealed that young identical twin pairs are essentially identical in their epigenetic markings, while older identical twin pairs demonstrate significant variations in epigenetic differences in DNA methylation and histone modification. These differential markers between twins are distributed throughout their genomes, affecting repeat DNA sequences and single-copy genes, and have an important impact on gene expression. Interestingly, Variations in gene expression in older twin pairs were four times greater than those observed in young twin pairs.  They found that that these epigenetic modifications were more distinctive in older MZ twins who had different lifestyles, and had spent less of their lives together, emphasizing the significant role of environmental factors in translating a common genotype into a different phenotype.
        In a subsequent study, Martin (2005) reported epigenetic shifts in these aging identical twins could have arisen through endogenous, stochastic mechanisms, independent of environmental perturbations, or could have resulted from such environmental perturbations. These results represent the most comprehensively detailed results of age-associated epigenetic alterations in MZ twins of human subjects.   
              Along the same lines, Talens et al. (2012) conducted a recent study to investigate the occurrence of epigenetic changes over the adult lifespan in monozygotic twin pairs (N=230, 18-89 years). They examined the global DNA methylation difference and found there was more variation within old MZ-pair as compared with young MZ pairs. Furthermore, elderly twins revealed similar pattern of variations in DNA methylation after 10 years follow-up. They concluded that the age-related increase in methylation variation was generally related to the distinct environmental factors for which familial factors may play a more important role. In conclusion, sustained epigenetic differences arise from early adulthood to old age and contribute to an increasing epigenetic variation of MZ twins during aging (Talens et al., 2012) 
             One must note that discordance for numerous multifaceted diseases are not necessarily associated aging. Kaprio et al. (1992) studied the cumulative incidence, concordance rate, and heritability for diabetes mellitus in a nationwide cohort of 13,888 twin pairs of the same sex in Finland. They found that the concordance rate for Type 1 diabetes was higher among monozygotic than dizygotic in the fist and second decade of life. They concluded that heritability for Type 1 diabetes was greater than that for Type 2 where both genetic and environmental effects seemed to play a significant role (Kaprio et al. 1992). On the other hand, Bergem and collegues (1997), compared the relative importance of heredity and environment in the development of Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. They found that the concordance of Alzheimer’s disease could be as high as 83% at a later age.
          Collectively, epigenetic changes are not restricted to the prenatal period. Monozygotic twins experience an epigenetic drift in relation to one another with advancing age (Fraga et al., 2005).  Differences in epigenetic modifications are influenced by decreasing amounts of time shared together and behavioral differences (Fraga et al., 2005). Additionally, MZ twins provide a unique model which explains how genetically identical twins exhibit differences, and this model lends it self to future research that address the role of epigenetic modifications in the establishment of the phenotype (Petronis wt al., 2003; Wong, Gottesman, and Petronis, 2005).
Differences in disease risk during life span
      Discordance of diseases in MZ twins

        Identification of genes predisposing their carrier to complex diseases is a much more complicated task than finding genes involved in simple mendelian diseases. The dynamic epigenetic mechanisms provide an alternative explanation for some of the features of complex diseases, which include late onset, gender effects, parents of origin effect, discordance of MZ twins, and fluctuation of symptoms in complex diseases (Petronis, 2001).MZ twins share the same genotype because they are derived from the same zygote. However, monozygotic twin have several phenotypic differences that determines susceptibility to diseases. Recent studies suggest that phenotypic discordance between monozygotic twins is at least to some extent due to epigenetic factors that change over the lifetime of a multi-cellular organism. Acute environmental factors are directly associated with epigenetic-dependent disease phenotypes, as demonstrated by the increased CpG-island promoter hyper-methylation of tumor suppressor genes in the normal oral mucosa of smokers (Poulsen, Esteller, Vaag, and Fraga, 2007).  MZ twins who are discordant for disease are an excellent example of how genetically identical individuals can exhibit differences and represent a unique model for studying the contribution and role of environmental factors in disease development. Since monozygotic twins are genetically identical they are considered ideal experimental models for studying the role of environmental factors as determinants of complex diseases and phenotypes (Poulsen, Esteller, 

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Design A Print Ad For Any Brand, Product Or Service Of Your Choice (You Can Make Something Up If You Like). The Ad Should Either: 1. Appeal To Consumers’ Hedonic Needs Or Use Novel Stimuli To Grab Attention. Write A Brief Paragraph Explaining The Technique You Have Chosen. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER………………….
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It is known that consumers differ in their level of involvement with a product message. Marketers use attention getting factors to ensure that messages get through the clutter that constantly bombards the consumer’s senses. Design a print ad for any brand, product or service of your choice (you can make something up if you like). The ad should either:
1. Appeal to consumers’ hedonic needs OR
2. Use novel stimuli to grab attention

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Write a BRIEF paragraph explaining the technique you have chosen.
This is not a test of your artistic ability; it is a test of your ability to illustrate your understanding of involvement. You may hand draw, cut out pictures, create something on the computer etc. However, it must be original – do NOT copy an ad that is already out there (even if it’s not from New Zealand!)

Please note the following :
Referencing –
At least 3 need to be journal articles out of the 4.

Assignments should be typed, 1½ spaced, with at least 2.5cm wide margins on both sides, font size 12.

Use APA referencing rather than endnotes and footnotes. Suitable referencing (i.e, the APA or Harvard style) will be expected. If you are unsure, articles in journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Marketing Research use this style.

Your ad must be original – do NOT copy an ad that is already out there.
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Design A Print Ad For Any Brand, Product Or Service Of Your Choice (You Can Make Something Up If You Like). The Ad Should Either: 1. Appeal To Consumers’ Hedonic Needs Or Use Novel Stimuli To Grab Attention. Write A Brief Paragraph Explaining The Technique You Have Chosen.

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Description:
It is known that consumers differ in their level of involvement with a product message. Marketers use attention getting factors to ensure that messages get through the clutter that constantly bombards the consumer’s senses. Design a print ad for any brand, product or service of your choice (you can make something up if you like). The ad should either:
1. Appeal to consumers’ hedonic needs OR
2. Use novel stimuli to grab attention

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Write a BRIEF paragraph explaining the technique you have chosen.
This is not a test of your artistic ability; it is a test of your ability to illustrate your understanding of involvement. You may hand draw, cut out pictures, create something on the computer etc. However, it must be original – do NOT copy an ad that is already out there (even if it’s not from New Zealand!)

Please note the following :
Referencing –
At least 3 need to be journal articles out of the 4.

Assignments should be typed, 1½ spaced, with at least 2.5cm wide margins on both sides, font size 12.

Use APA referencing rather than endnotes and footnotes. Suitable referencing (i.e, the APA or Harvard style) will be expected. If you are unsure, articles in journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Marketing Research use this style.

Your ad must be original – do NOT copy an ad that is already out there.
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Peru Service Immersion Trip CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER………………….
a. Describe why you would like to participate in this activity? (200 words)
b. What is compelling you to go the extra mile through your participation in this endeavor? (200 words)
c. what skills or experience do you bring that will make a real congribution to the project(200 words)
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Peru Service Immersion Trip

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a. Describe why you would like to participate in this activity? (200 words)
b. What is compelling you to go the extra mile through your participation in this endeavor? (200 words)
c. what skills or experience do you bring that will make a real congribution to the project(200 words)
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Architecture and Design in a Merged Environment CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER………………….
Description:
You have taken a consulting job with a locally owned community college and a technical school
that physically share the same urban blocks and that have entered into an agreement to merge
with one another. The community college has a fully integrated PeopleSoft ERP system that
includes student management system as well as the traditional accounting, inventory, payroll,
and human resources systems. The technical school has a proprietary system that has been
customized and enhanced over two decades by students as part of their technical training.
This customized system contains the same functionality capabilities as the PeopleSoft system.
However, its proprietary nature creates maintenance, support, and compatibility challenges not
typical of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system.

The community college and technical school share a computing facility and store their servers in
the same physical racks. They share the costs of outsourcing network and server management to
a local IT firm.
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Your role is to evaluate the existing environment and come up with a set of factors that would
influence how these two organizations should design and architect their existing technology and
data into an integrated system capable of supporting an enterprise-level business intelligence
solution. Both the separate entities as well as the combined entity will expect to engage in the
range of data usage categories described in this unit’s readings.

For this assignment:



Compare the architecture alternatives covered in the readings to the existing architecture
of the two schools.


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Evaluate the alternatives of adopting one or the other of the existing systems and
replacing both with a third solution that will offer the most flexible architecture for data
usage.



Develop a recommendation for the alternative most likely to meet the data usage needs of
the merged organization.



Describe the potential benefits and challenges associated with the alternative that you
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Architecture and Design in a Merged Environment

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Description:

You have taken a consulting job with a locally owned community college and a technical school
that physically share the same urban blocks and that have entered into an agreement to merge
with one another. The community college has a fully integrated PeopleSoft ERP system that
includes student management system as well as the traditional accounting, inventory, payroll,
and human resources systems. The technical school has a proprietary system that has been
customized and enhanced over two decades by students as part of their technical training.
This customized system contains the same functionality capabilities as the PeopleSoft system.
However, its proprietary nature creates maintenance, support, and compatibility challenges not
typical of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system.

The community college and technical school share a computing facility and store their servers in
the same physical racks. They share the costs of outsourcing network and server management to
a local IT firm.
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Your role is to evaluate the existing environment and come up with a set of factors that would
influence how these two organizations should design and architect their existing technology and
data into an integrated system capable of supporting an enterprise-level business intelligence
solution. Both the separate entities as well as the combined entity will expect to engage in the
range of data usage categories described in this unit’s readings.

For this assignment:

Compare the architecture alternatives covered in the readings to the existing architecture
of the two schools.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER………………….

Evaluate the alternatives of adopting one or the other of the existing systems and
replacing both with a third solution that will offer the most flexible architecture for data
usage.

Develop a recommendation for the alternative most likely to meet the data usage needs of
the merged organization.

Describe the potential benefits and challenges associated with the alternative that you
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Olive Garden conclusion and recommendations CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER…………………. 
An American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in unincorporated Orange County, Florida, near Orlando.
As of 2012, Olive Garden restaurants account for 45% of the sales generated by Darden. Olive Garden operates more than 750 locations globally.

Recently, Olive Garden has been experiencing large declines in market share, ROE, and other performance benchmarks.

Hypothesis:

H1: Because Darden’s marketing approach for the Olive Garden did not succeed in
emphasizing the leverage points for the Olive Garden consumer, (freshness / quality) profits dropped.

Survey:
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We showed a menu with only one picture and the rest were prices.

Overall
Before seeing the menu people said that they are between neutral and somewhat satisfied with the freshness of the food at Olive Garden.

After seeing the menu people said it is less likely that they would buy the items based on the perceived quality of the food.

Hypothesis 2:
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H1: Because Darden’s marketing approach for Olive Garden did not succeed in emphasizing the leverage points for the Olive Garden consumer, (Freshness/Quality), profits dropped.

When surveyed 90% of respondents replied that the freshness of their food is either Very important or extremely important. (44% very important, 46% extremely important)

This supports our hypothesis that freshness is a key attribute in the minds of our consumer.

Our findings show that Olive Garden needs to improve the freshness of their food in order to gain a higher market share.

Please don’t forget to cite everything. 
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Olive Garden conclusion and recommendations

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An American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in unincorporated Orange County, Florida, near Orlando.
As of 2012, Olive Garden restaurants account for 45% of the sales generated by Darden. Olive Garden operates more than 750 locations globally.

Recently, Olive Garden has been experiencing large declines in market share, ROE, and other performance benchmarks.

Hypothesis:

H1: Because Darden’s marketing approach for the Olive Garden did not succeed in
emphasizing the leverage points for the Olive Garden consumer, (freshness / quality) profits dropped.

Survey:
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS PAPER………………….
We showed a menu with only one picture and the rest were prices.

Overall
Before seeing the menu people said that they are between neutral and somewhat satisfied with the freshness of the food at Olive Garden.

After seeing the menu people said it is less likely that they would buy the items based on the perceived quality of the food.

Hypothesis 2:
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H1: Because Darden’s marketing approach for Olive Garden did not succeed in emphasizing the leverage points for the Olive Garden consumer, (Freshness/Quality), profits dropped.

When surveyed 90% of respondents replied that the freshness of their food is either Very important or extremely important. (44% very important, 46% extremely important)

This supports our hypothesis that freshness is a key attribute in the minds of our consumer.

Our findings show that Olive Garden needs to improve the freshness of their food in order to gain a higher market share.

Please don’t forget to cite everything. 
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