For this week you will be posting in a discussion board that is limited to your group. For your post you will need to find an appropriate peer-reviewed article on mate choice. Ideally, your article should be related to the hypothesis you want to test in lab. Intrasexual competition – why do males fight? In what situation would females compete for a mate? Why might a male mate with only one female? Why would a male mate with many females? The title, link and citation of the article you have chosen. A summary of the articles main points. An explanation of any of the terminology you used in your summary that can easily be understood by anyone in the class.

For this week you will be posting in a discussion board that is limited to your group.  For your post you will need to find an appropriate peer-reviewed article on mate choice. Ideally, your article should be related to the hypothesis you want to test in lab.

Intrasexual competition – why do males fight?  In what situation would females compete for a mate?  Why might a male mate with only one female?  Why would a male mate with many females?

  1. The title, link and citation of the article you have chosen.
  2. A summary of the articles main points.
  3. An explanation of any of the terminology you used in your summary that can easily be understood by anyone in the class.

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For a normal population with a mean of 10 and a variance 4, the P(X ≥ 10) is ___. 1.0 0.5 0.75 0.25 If the random variable of x is normally distributed, ____ % of all possible observed values of x will be within two standard deviations of the mean. 99.73 68.26 95.00 95.44 If the scores on an aptitude test are normally distributed with mean 500 and standard deviation 100, what proportion of the test scores are less than 585? .1977 .8500 .1500 .8023 What is the probability that a random variable having a standard normal distribution is between .87 and 1.28? .0919 .4100 .6517 .3483 The flying time of a drone airplane has a normal distribution with mean 4.76 hours and standard deviation of .04 hours. What is the probability that the drone will fly: Less than 4.66 hours? -.0062 .5062 .0062 .9938 The flying time of a drone airplane has a normal distribution with mean 4.76 hours and standard deviation of .04 hours. What is the probability that the drone will fly: Between 4.70 and 4.82 hours? .1336 .8664 .9332 .4332 The weight of a product is normally distributed with a mean of four ounces and a variance of .25 “squared ounces.” What is the probability that a randomly selected unit from a recently manufactured batch weighs no more than 3.5 ounces? .8413 .9772 .1587 .0228 The weight of a product is normally distributed with a mean of four ounces and a variance of .25 “squared ounces.” What is the probability that a randomly selected unit from a recently manufactured batch weighs more than 3.75 ounces? .3085 .6915 .1587 .8413 (Percentile) During the past six months, 73.2% of US households purchased sugar. Assume that these expenditures are approximately normally distributed with a mean of $8.22 and a standard deviation of $1.10. 99% of the households spent less than what amount? $5.66 $10.78 $6.81 $9.63 (Percentile) During the past six months, 73.2% of US households purchased sugar. Assume that these expenditures are approximately normally distributed with a mean of $8.22 and a standard deviation of $1.10. 80% of the households spent more than what amount? $7.30 $7.38 $9.06 $9.14 (Percentile) Suppose that the waiting time for a license plate renewal at a local office of a state motor vehicle department has been found to be normally distributed with a mean of 30 minutes and a standard deviation of 8 minutes. Complete the following statement: Only 20% of the individuals wait less than _____ minutes. 36.72 23.28 34.63 25.37 (Percentile) Suppose that the waiting time for a license plate renewal at a local office of a state motor vehicle department has been found to be normally distributed with a mean of 30 minutes and a standard deviation of 8 minutes. Suppose that in an effort to provide better service to the public, the director of the local office is permitted to provide discounts to those individuals whose waiting time exceeds a predetermined time. The director decides that 15% of the customers should receive this discount. What are the numbers of minutes they need to wait to receive the discount? 34.48 21.68 38.32 25.52 Percentile) A set of final examination grades in a calculus course was found to be normally distributed with a mean of 69 and a standard deviation of 9. Only 5% of the students taking the test scored higher than what grade? 70.04 67.96 55.48 82.52 (Percentile) The yearly cost of dental claims for the employees of the local shoe manufacturing company is normally distributed with a mean of $105 and a standard deviation of $35. What is the yearly cost at which 35% of the employees fall at or below? $118.48 $127.29 $82.71 $91.53 A plant manager knows that the number of boxes of supplies received weekly is normally distributed with a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 20. What percentage of the time will the number of boxes received weekly be between 180 and 210? .6915 .1915 .5328 .1587

For a normal population with a mean of 10 and a variance 4, the P(X ≥ 10) is ___.

1.0
0.5
0.75
0.25
If the random variable of x is normally distributed, ____ % of all possible observed values of x will be within two standard deviations of the mean.
99.73
68.26
95.00
95.44
If the scores on an aptitude test are normally distributed with mean 500 and standard deviation 100, what proportion of the test scores are less than 585?
.1977
.8500
.1500
.8023
What is the probability that a random variable having a standard normal distribution is between .87 and 1.28?
.0919
.4100
.6517
.3483
The flying time of a drone airplane has a normal distribution with mean 4.76 hours and standard deviation of .04 hours. What is the probability that the drone will fly:

Less than 4.66 hours?

-.0062
.5062
.0062
.9938
The flying time of a drone airplane has a normal distribution with mean 4.76 hours and standard deviation of .04 hours. What is the probability that the drone will fly:

Between 4.70 and 4.82 hours?

.1336
.8664
.9332
.4332
The weight of a product is normally distributed with a mean of four ounces and a variance of .25 “squared ounces.” What is the probability that a randomly selected unit from a recently manufactured batch weighs no more than 3.5 ounces?
.8413
.9772
.1587
.0228
The weight of a product is normally distributed with a mean of four ounces and a variance of .25 “squared ounces.” What is the probability that a randomly selected unit from a recently manufactured batch weighs more than 3.75 ounces?
.3085
.6915
.1587
.8413
(Percentile) During the past six months, 73.2% of US households purchased sugar. Assume that these expenditures are approximately normally distributed with a mean of $8.22 and a standard deviation of $1.10. 99% of the households spent less than what amount?
$5.66
$10.78
$6.81
$9.63
(Percentile) During the past six months, 73.2% of US households purchased sugar. Assume that these expenditures are approximately normally distributed with a mean of $8.22 and a standard deviation of $1.10. 80% of the households spent more than what amount?
$7.30
$7.38
$9.06
$9.14
(Percentile) Suppose that the waiting time for a license plate renewal at a local office of a state motor vehicle department has been found to be normally distributed with a mean of 30 minutes and a standard deviation of 8 minutes. Complete the following statement: Only 20% of the individuals wait less than _____ minutes.
36.72
23.28
34.63
25.37
(Percentile) Suppose that the waiting time for a license plate renewal at a local office of a state motor vehicle department has been found to be normally distributed with a mean of 30 minutes and a standard deviation of 8 minutes. Suppose that in an effort to provide better service to the public, the director of the local office is permitted to provide discounts to those individuals whose waiting time exceeds a predetermined time. The director decides that 15% of the customers should receive this discount. What are the numbers of minutes they need to wait to receive the discount?
34.48
21.68
38.32
25.52
Percentile) A set of final examination grades in a calculus course was found to be normally distributed with a mean of 69 and a standard deviation of 9.

Only 5% of the students taking the test scored higher than what grade?

70.04
67.96
55.48
82.52
(Percentile) The yearly cost of dental claims for the employees of the local shoe manufacturing company is normally distributed with a mean of $105 and a standard deviation of $35. What is the yearly cost at which 35% of the employees fall at or below?
$118.48
$127.29
$82.71
$91.53
A plant manager knows that the number of boxes of supplies received weekly is normally distributed with a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 20. What percentage of the time will the number of boxes received weekly be between 180 and 210?
.6915
.1915
.5328
.1587

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Question 1 of 17 1.0 Points An investor wants to compare the risks associated with two different stocks. One way to measure the risk of a given stock is to measure the variation in the stock’s daily price changes. In an effort to test the claim that the variance in the daily stock price changes for stock 1 is different from the variance in the daily stock price changes for stock 2, the investor obtains a random sample of 21 daily price changes for stock 1 and 21 daily price changes for stock 2. The summary statistics associated with these samples are: n1 = 21, s1 = .725, n2 = 21, s2 = .529. If you compute the test value by placing the larger variance in the numerator, at the .05 level of significance, would you conclude that the risks associated with these two stocks are different? A.Yes, the p-value associated with this test is 0.0264 B.No, the p-value associated with this test is 0.0528 C.No, the test value of 1.371 does not exceed the critical value of 2.12 D.No, the test value of 1.879 does not exceed the critical value of 2.46 Reset Selection Question 2 of 17 1.0 Points Serum ferritin is used in diagnosing iron deficiency. In a study conducted recently researchers discovered that in a sample of 28 elderly men the sample standard deviation of serum ferritin was 52.6 mg/L. For 26 younger men the sample standard deviation was 84.2 mg/L. At the .01 level of significance, do these data support the conclusion that the ferritin distribution in elderly men has a smaller variance than in younger men? A.Yes, because the test value 2.56 is greater than the critical value 0.394 B.Yes, because the test value 2.56 is greater than the critical value of 2.54 C.No, because the test value 1.60 is less than the critical value of 2.54 D.Yes, because the test value 0.390 is less than the critical value 2.54 Reset Selection Question 3 of 17 1.0 Points Multiple myeloma or blood plasma cancer is characterized by increased blood vessel formulation in the bone marrow that is a prognostic factor in survival. One treatment approach used for multiple myeloma is stem cell transplantation with the patient’s own stem cells. The following data represent the bone marrow microvessel density for a sample of 7 patients who had a complete response to a stem cell transplant as measured by blood and urine tests. Two measurements were taken: the first immediately prior to the stem cell transplant, and the second at the time of the complete response. Patient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Before 158 189 202 353 416 426 441 After 284 214 101 227 290 176 290 At the .01 level of significance, is there sufficient evidence to conclude that the mean bone marrow microvessel density is higher before the stem cell transplant than after the stem cell transplant? A.No B.Yes C.Cannot Determine Reset Selection Part 2 of 8 – Question 4 of 17 1.0 Points The standard error of the estimate, sest, is essentially the A.mean of the explanatory variable B.standard deviation of the residuals C.standard deviation of the explanatory variable D.mean of the residuals Reset Selection Question 5 of 17 1.0 Points The correlation value ranges from A.–2 to +2 B.–1 to +1 C.0 to +1 D.-3 to +3 Reset Selection Question 6 of 17 1.0 Points Outliers are observations that A.lie outside the sample B.disrupt the entire linear trend C.lie outside the typical pattern of points D.render the study useless Reset Selection Question 7 of 17 1.0 Points A correlation value of zero indicates. A.a strong linear relationship B.no linear relationship C.a weak linear relationship D.a perfect linear relationship Reset Selection Question 8 of 17 1.0 Points Correlation is a summary measure that indicates: A.the strength of the linear relationship between pairs of variables B.the rate of change in Y for a one unit change in X C.the magnitude of difference between two variables D.a curved relationship among the variables Reset Selection Part 3 of 8 – Question 9 of 17 2.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. A business major wants to determine whether the variation in advertising costs of hair salons is different from the variation in advertising costs of nail salons. He surveys several businesses and finds the standard deviation in monthly advertising costs is $23 for 12 hair salons, and $43 for 8 nail salons. What is the test value for this hypothesis test? Test value: Round your answer to two decimal places. At the 0.05 level of significance, what is the critical value? Critical value: Round your answer to two decimal places. Part 4 of 8 – Question 10 of 17 1.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. Data for a sample of 25 apartments in a particular neighborhood are provided in the worksheet Apartments in the Excel workbook Apartments.xlsx. Using the estimated regression equation found by using size as the predictor variable, find a point estimate for the average monthly rent for apartments having 1,000 square feet of space. Place your answer, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, in the blank. When entering your answer do not use any labels or symbols. Simply provide the numerical value. For example, 123 would be a legitimate entry. Apartments.xlsx Question 11 of 17 1.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. The marketing manager of a large supermarket chain would like to determine the effect of shelf space (in feet) on the weekly sales of international food (in hundreds of dollars). A random sample of 12 equal –sized stores is selected, with the following results: Store Shelf Space(X) Weekly Sales(Y) 1 10 2.0 2 10 2.6 3 10 1.8 4 15 2.3 5 15 2.8 6 15 3.0 7 20 2.7 8 20 3.1 9 20 3.2 10 25 3.0 11 25 3.3 12 25 3.5 Find the equation of the regression line for these data. What is the value of the coefficient of determination? Place your answer, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the blank. Do not use a dollar sign. For example, 0.345 would be a legitimate entry. Part 5 of 8 – Question 12 of 17 1.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. Are America’s top chief executive officers (CEOs) really worth all that money? One way to answer this question is to look at the annual company percentage increase in revenue versus the CEO’s annual percentage salary increase in that same company. Suppose that a random sample of companies yielded the following data: percent change for corporation 15 12 3 12 28 6 8 2 percent change for CEO 6 17 -4 12 32 -1 7 2 Do these data indicate that the population mean percentage increase in corporate revenue is greater than the population mean percentage increase in CEO salary? Use a 5% level of significance. What is the test value that you would use to conduct this test of hypothesis? Place your answer, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 2.345 would be a legitimate entry. Question 13 of 17 1.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. Two teams of workers assemble automobile engines at a manufacturing plant in Michigan. A random sample of 145 assemblies from team 1 shows 15 unacceptable assemblies. A similar random sample of 125 assemblies from team 2 shows 8 unacceptable assemblies. If you are interested in determining if there is sufficient evidence to conclude, at the 10% significance level, that the two teams differ with respect to their proportions of unacceptable assemblies, what is the test value you would use to conduct such a test of hypothesis? Place your answer, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 2.34 would be a legitimate entry. Part 6 of 8 – Question 14 of 17 3.0 Points Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. A special coating is applied to several scale model engine nacelle body shapes to determine if it reduces the drag coefficient. The following data are the drag coefficient before the coating is applied and after. Model #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Before 0.782 0.656 0.541 0.250 0.323 0.888 After 0.668 0.581 0.532 0.241 0.334 0.891 Perform a hypothesis test to determine if there is evidence at the 0.05 level of significance to support the claim that the coating reduces the drag coefficient. What is the test value for this hypothesis test? Answer: Round your answer to two decimal places. What is the P-value for this hypothesis test? Answer: Round your answer to three decimal places. What is your conclusion for this test? Choose one. 1. There is sufficient evidence to show the coating reduces the drag coefficient. 2. There is not sufficient evidence to show that the coating reduces the drag coefficient. 3. There is sufficient evidence to show that the drag coefficient changed after the coating was applied. 4. There is sufficient evidence to show that the drag coefficient increased after the coating was applied. Answer: Enter only a 1, 2, 3 or 4 for your answer. Part 7 of 8 – Question 15 of 17 1.0 Points The number of degrees of freedom associated with the t-test, when the data are gathered from a paired samples experiment with 12 pairs, is 24. True False Reset Selection Part 8 of 8 – Question 16 of 17 1.0 Points A negative relationship between an explanatory variable X and a response variable Y means that as X increases, Y decreases, and vice versa. True False Reset Selection Question 17 of 17 1.0 Points In a simple regression analysis, if the standard error of estimate sest = 15 and the number of observations n = 10, then the sum of the residuals squared must be 120. True False Reset Selection

Question 1 of 17
1.0 Points
An investor wants to compare the risks associated with two different stocks. One way to measure the risk of a given stock is to measure the variation in the stock’s daily price changes.

In an effort to test the claim that the variance in the daily stock price changes for stock 1 is different from the variance in the daily stock price changes for stock 2, the investor obtains a random sample of 21 daily price changes for stock 1 and 21 daily price changes for stock 2.

The summary statistics associated with these samples are: n1 = 21, s1 = .725, n2 = 21, s2 = .529.

If you compute the test value by placing the larger variance in the numerator, at the .05 level of significance, would you conclude that the risks associated with these two stocks are different?

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Question 2 of 17
1.0 Points
Serum ferritin is used in diagnosing iron deficiency. In a study conducted recently researchers discovered that in a sample of 28 elderly men the sample standard deviation of serum ferritin was 52.6 mg/L. For 26 younger men the sample standard deviation was 84.2 mg/L. At the .01 level of significance, do these data support the conclusion that the ferritin distribution in elderly men has a smaller variance than in younger men?

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Question 3 of 17
1.0 Points
Multiple myeloma or blood plasma cancer is characterized by increased blood vessel formulation in the bone marrow that is a prognostic factor in survival. One treatment approach used for multiple myeloma is stem cell transplantation with the patient’s own stem cells. The following data represent the bone marrow microvessel density for a sample of 7 patients who had a complete response to a stem cell transplant as measured by blood and urine tests. Two measurements were taken: the first immediately prior to the stem cell transplant, and the second at the time of the complete response.
Patient
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Before
158
189
202
353
416
426
441
After
284
214
101
227
290
176
290

At the .01 level of significance, is there sufficient evidence to conclude that the mean bone marrow microvessel density is higher before the stem cell transplant than after the stem cell transplant?

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Question 4 of 17
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The standard error of the estimate, sest, is essentially the

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Question 5 of 17
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The correlation value ranges from

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Question 6 of 17
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Outliers are observations that

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Question 7 of 17
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A correlation value of zero indicates.

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Question 8 of 17
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Correlation is a summary measure that indicates:

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Part 3 of 8 –
Question 9 of 17
2.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A business major wants to determine whether the variation in advertising costs of hair salons is different from the variation in advertising costs of nail salons.  He surveys several businesses and finds the standard deviation in monthly advertising costs is $23 for 12 hair salons, and $43 for 8 nail salons.

What is the test value for this hypothesis test?

Test value:  Round your answer to two decimal places.

At the 0.05 level of significance, what is the critical value?

Critical value:    Round your answer to two decimal places.

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Question 10 of 17
1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Data for a sample of 25 apartments in a particular neighborhood are provided in the worksheet Apartments in the Excel workbook Apartments.xlsx. Using the estimated regression equation found by using size as the predictor variable, find a point estimate for the average monthly rent for apartments having 1,000 square feet of space. Place your answer, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, in the blank.  When entering your answer do not use any labels or symbols. Simply provide the numerical value. For example, 123 would be a legitimate entry.

Apartments.xlsx

Question 11 of 17
1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The marketing manager of a large supermarket chain would like to determine the effect of shelf space (in feet) on the weekly sales of international food (in hundreds of dollars). A random sample of 12 equal –sized stores is selected, with the following results:
Store Shelf Space(X) Weekly Sales(Y)
1 10 2.0
2 10 2.6
3 10 1.8
4 15 2.3
5 15 2.8
6 15 3.0
7 20 2.7
8 20 3.1
9 20 3.2
10 25 3.0
11 25 3.3
12 25 3.5

Find the equation of the regression line for these data. What is the value of the coefficient of determination?  Place your answer, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the blank.  Do not use a dollar sign.  For example, 0.345 would be a legitimate entry.  

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Question 12 of 17
1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Are America’s top chief executive officers (CEOs) really worth all that money? One way to answer this question is to look at the annual company percentage increase in revenue versus the CEO’s annual percentage salary increase in that same company. Suppose that a random sample of companies yielded the following data:

percent change for corporation 15 12 3 12 28 6 8 2
percent change for CEO 6 17 -4 12 32 -1 7 2

Do these data indicate that the population mean percentage increase in corporate revenue is greater than the population mean percentage increase in CEO salary? Use a 5% level of significance. What is the test value that you would use to conduct this test of hypothesis?  Place your answer, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the blank.  For example, 2.345 would be a legitimate entry.  

Question 13 of 17
1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Two teams of workers assemble automobile engines at a manufacturing plant in Michigan. A random sample of 145 assemblies from team 1 shows 15 unacceptable assemblies. A similar random sample of 125 assemblies from team 2 shows 8 unacceptable assemblies.

If you are interested in determining if there is sufficient evidence to conclude, at the 10% significance level, that the two teams differ with respect to their proportions of unacceptable assemblies, what is the test value you would use to conduct such a test of hypothesis?

Place your answer, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 2.34 would be a legitimate entry. 

Part 6 of 8 –
Question 14 of 17
3.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A special coating is applied to several scale model engine nacelle body shapes to determine if it reduces the drag coefficient.  The following data are the drag coefficient before the coating is applied and after.

Model #1 #2 #3 #4 #5  #6
Before 0.782 0.656 0.541 0.250 0.323  0.888
After 0.668 0.581 0.532 0.241 0.334  0.891

Perform a hypothesis test to determine if there is evidence at the 0.05 level of significance to support the claim that the coating reduces the drag coefficient.

What is the test value for this hypothesis test?

Answer:  Round your answer to two decimal places.

What is the P-value for this hypothesis test?

Answer:     Round your answer to three decimal places.

What is your conclusion for this test?  Choose one.

1.  There is sufficient evidence to show the coating reduces the drag coefficient.

2.  There is not sufficient evidence to show that the coating reduces the drag coefficient.

3.  There is sufficient evidence to show that the drag coefficient changed after the coating was applied.

4.  There is sufficient evidence to show that the drag coefficient increased after the coating was applied.

Answer:     Enter only a 1, 2, 3 or 4 for your answer.

Part 7 of 8 –
Question 15 of 17
1.0 Points
The number of degrees of freedom associated with the t-test, when the data are gathered from a paired samples experiment with 12 pairs, is 24.

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Part 8 of 8 –
Question 16 of 17
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A negative relationship between an explanatory variable X and a response variable Y means that as X increases, Y decreases, and vice versa.

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Question 17 of 17
1.0 Points
In a simple regression analysis, if the standard error of estimate sest = 15 and the number of observations n = 10, then the sum of the residuals squared must be 120.

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Question 1 (1 point) _________ reactions are “break-down” reactions that have a net release of energy. Question 1 options: anabolic catabolic endergonic dehydration Question 2 (1 point) A ____________ allows a reaction to occur more readily and at a lower energy level than it would without this molecule. Question 2 options: protein starch catalyst steroid Question 3 (1 point) Which of the following is not true about enzyme names? Question 3 options: Based on what the enzyme reacts with Ends in –ase Base on how the enzyme reacts Ends in –ate Question 4 (1 point) Enzymes are completely used up or altered during one reaction. Question 4 options: True False Question 5 (1 point) All chemical reactions require an initial input of energy call the __________ energy. Question 5 options: catalytic enzymatic activation substrate Question 6 (1 point) Light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis take place in __________ within the chloroplasts. Question 6 options: thylakoinds cell wall ATP stroma Question 7 (1 point) Which of the following is not a component of ATP? Question 7 options: ribose base 3 phosphate groups NADPH Question 8 (1 point) The Calvin cycle of photosynthesis can take place in dark or light conditions. Question 8 options: True False Question 9 (1 point) ____ photosynthesizers partition the process by time of day. Question 9 options: C3 C4 CAM all Question 10 (1 point) Most plants carry out ____ photosynthesis. Question 10 options: C3 C4 CAM no

Question 1 (1 point)

 

_________ reactions are “break-down” reactions that have a net release of energy.

Question 1 options:

anabolic
catabolic
endergonic
dehydration

Question 2 (1 point)

 

A ____________ allows a reaction to occur more readily and at a lower energy level than it would without this molecule.

Question 2 options:

protein
starch
catalyst
steroid

Question 3 (1 point)

 

Which of the following is not true about enzyme names?

Question 3 options:

Based on what the enzyme reacts with
Ends in –ase
Base on how the enzyme reacts
Ends in –ate

Question 4 (1 point)

 

Enzymes are completely used up or altered during one reaction.

Question 4 options:

True
False

Question 5 (1 point)

 

All chemical reactions require an initial input of energy call the __________ energy.

Question 5 options:

catalytic
enzymatic
activation
substrate

Question 6 (1 point)

 

Light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis take place in __________ within the chloroplasts.

Question 6 options:

thylakoinds
cell wall
ATP
stroma

Question 7 (1 point)

 

Which of the following is not a component of ATP?

Question 7 options:

ribose
base
3 phosphate groups
NADPH

Question 8 (1 point)

 

The Calvin cycle of photosynthesis can take place in dark or light conditions.

Question 8 options:

True
False

Question 9 (1 point)

 

____ photosynthesizers partition the process by time of day.

Question 9 options:

C3
C4
CAM
all

Question 10 (1 point)

 

Most plants carry out ____ photosynthesis.

Question 10 options:

C3
C4
CAM
no

 

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PART I Discuss the branches of Buddhism. Look for resources and record the differences between the schools. PART II (60 points) Complete the following: Vajrayana Buddhism Research this school of Buddhism using the course textbook only. Do not use outside resources without first getting instructor approval. Create a 10-to 12-minute, 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes. Speaker notes should be included in the “Notes” section of each slide, and should match the speaker notes. Address the following in your presentation: Briefly explain the basic teachings of Buddhism (use the textbook) Explain what makes the chosen school of Buddhism unique (use the textbook) Include citations IN YOUR SLIDES for both information and images. Include a reference slide listing all resources used for both information and images. Format citations and the reference slide consistent with APA guidelines. Submit the Schools of Buddhism Presentation. Present the Schools of Buddhism Presentation in class Complete and submit the Individual Worksheet for the Schools of Buddhism Presentation. ********************************************************************************************************** PART 2 Assignment: Complete and submit the Buddhism Worksheet using Chapter 4 (Buddism) of Experiencing the World’s Religions as your resource. Do not use outside resources for this assignment. Cite and reference all paraphrased information (anything not common knowledge, which is most, if not all, of this) in-text according to APA guidelines. Do not use quotations in your answers. (These answers are too brief for quotes. Use your own words.) Mechanics count! Use good grammar and proper punctuation. Write in complete sentences.

PART I

Discuss the branches of Buddhism.

Look for resources and record the differences between the schools.

PART II (60 points)

Complete the following:

 

  • Vajrayana Buddhism

Research this school of Buddhism using the course textbook only. Do not use outside resources without first getting instructor approval.

Create a 10-to 12-minute, 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes. Speaker notes should be included in the “Notes” section of each slide, and should match the speaker notes.

Address the following in your presentation:

 

  • Briefly explain the basic teachings of Buddhism (use the textbook)
  • Explain what makes the chosen school of Buddhism unique (use the textbook)

Include citations IN YOUR SLIDES for both information and images.

Include a reference slide listing all resources used for both information and images.

Format citations and the reference slide consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit the Schools of Buddhism Presentation.

Present the Schools of Buddhism Presentation in class

Complete and submit the Individual Worksheet for the Schools of Buddhism Presentation.

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PART 2 Assignment:

 

Complete and submit the Buddhism Worksheet using Chapter 4 (Buddism) of Experiencing the World’s Religions as your resource. Do not use outside resources for this assignment.

Cite and reference all paraphrased information (anything not common knowledge, which is most, if not all, of this) in-text according to APA guidelines. Do not use quotations in your answers. (These answers are too brief for quotes. Use your own words.) Mechanics count! Use good grammar and proper punctuation. Write in complete sentences.

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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) claims that the $3.8 Billion dollar Boston Harbor Cleanup has been a great success. a.) Please present evidence (data for a specific parameter) that water quality is better in Boston Harbor than it was 20 years ago? Explain why this data supports your claim that water quality is better now. b.) What can you do to make the water quality (with respect to this parameter) even better? Extend the data given above into the future. How clean can Boston Harbor water become (with respect to your measurement)? Please be specific. 3.) Ecosystems a.) Design an ecosystem in a glass container 12” x 12” x 12”. (Just describe it and draw it, you don’t have to build it. No shrimp please!) This is a closed system…no gas, liquid, or solid can enter or leave. Light can enter and heat can be transferred through the glass. You can add anything you want before you seal it. Describe what biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components are needed to make this a sustainable ecosystem. What does it mean to be sustainable? b.) Describe the flow of a single carbon atom in the ecosystem you have created. How long might the carbon atom reside in each of 5 reservoirs in your cycle?

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) claims that the $3.8 Billion dollar Boston Harbor Cleanup has been a great success.

 

a.) Please present evidence (data for a specific parameter) that water quality is better in Boston Harbor than it was 20 years ago? Explain why this data supports your claim that water quality is better now.

 

b.) What can you do to make the water quality (with respect to this parameter) even better?  Extend the data given above into the future. How clean can Boston Harbor water become (with respect to your measurement)? Please be specific.

3.) Ecosystems

a.) Design an ecosystem in a glass container 12” x 12” x 12”.  (Just describe it and draw it, you don’t have to build it.  No shrimp please!) This is a closed system…no gas, liquid, or solid can enter or leave.  Light can enter and heat can be transferred through the glass.  You can add anything you want before you seal it.  Describe what biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components are needed to make this a sustainable ecosystem.  What does it mean to be sustainable?

b.) Describe the flow of a single carbon atom in the ecosystem you have created. How long might the carbon atom reside in each of 5 reservoirs in your cycle?

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The internet significantly influenced business and strategic planning. In your opinion, according to Porter’s Five Forces Model, has competition increased or decreased overall as a result of the Internet and e-commerce? Justify and support your response with two examples from your text or external resources.

The internet significantly influenced business and strategic planning. In your opinion, according to Porter’s Five Forces Model, has competition increased or decreased overall as a result of the Internet and e-commerce? Justify and support your response with two examples from your text or external resources.

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Describe an industry analysis and its purpose. Give two examples of the types of questions an industry analysis might answer. In your discussion also include an analysis of the chosen two areas and how they affect the strategic planning process.

Describe an industry analysis and its purpose. Give two examples of the types of questions an industry analysis might answer. In your discussion also include an analysis of the chosen two areas and how they affect the strategic planning process.

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PART 1: CONSUMER DECISION PROCESS Apply the consumer decision process to a recent purchase you have made for a service. Examples include: hotel services, airline services, selection of a university, etc. Create a 400-500 word response discussing the following questions: Discuss the consumer decision process model for services. Describe what consumers experience in each step in the process for the service you selected. In the information search step of the process, describe what is meant by the awareness set, evoked set, and consideration set. It is very normal for a consumer to experience a certain level of cognitive dissonance. What does this mean and how do marketers try to minimize the customer’s cognitive dissonance? Did you experience cognitive dissonance with the service you selected? Consumers of services perceive a higher level of risk than consumers of goods during the pre-purchase decision stage of the process. What are the types of risks perceived by consumers of services and how may a marketer address these risks? Be sure to properly cite your sources using APA; include your references and in-text citations. PART 2: SERVICE DELIVERY PROCESS Select a service firm of your choice and answer the following questions: Define blueprinting and discuss what is meant by a one-sided blueprint versus a two-sided blueprint. Prepare a blueprint for a service firm of your choice. Outline the process time and the activity time for each step in the service delivery process. Make sure you indicate the following elements in your flowchart: Physical evidence Customer action Line of interaction Contact employee actions Line of visibility Backstage contact employee actions Line of internal interaction Support processes As part of your flowchart design, describe the specific actions taken by customers and employees. Discuss how a service blueprint helps an operations manager and a marketing manager improve service delivery. Should a service blueprint be used in the new product development process? Why or why not? Submit your answers in a three- to four-page Microsoft Word document. Use APA guidelines for your submission. Be sure to properly cite your sources using APA; include your references and in-text citations. Include a minimum of three peer reviewed articles for your paper (these are attached). Also, use text reading http://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/books/1133343910/id/L5-2-27, Chapter 4 Services Consumer Behavior; Chapter 5 The Service Delivery Process; and Chapter 6 The Pricing of Services

PART 1:  CONSUMER DECISION PROCESS

Apply the consumer decision process to a recent purchase you have made for a service. Examples include: hotel services, airline services, selection of a university, etc. Create a 400-500 word response discussing the following questions:

  • Discuss the consumer decision process model for services. Describe what consumers experience in each step in the process for the service you selected.
  • In the information search step of the process, describe what is meant by the awareness set, evoked set, and consideration set.
  • It is very normal for a consumer to experience a certain level of cognitive dissonance. What does this mean and how do marketers try to minimize the customer’s cognitive dissonance? Did you experience cognitive dissonance with the service you selected?
  • Consumers of services perceive a higher level of risk than consumers of goods during the pre-purchase decision stage of the process. What are the types of risks perceived by consumers of services and how may a marketer address these risks?

Be sure to properly cite your sources using APA; include your references and in-text citations.

 

PART 2:  SERVICE DELIVERY PROCESS

Select a service firm of your choice and answer the following questions:

  • Define blueprinting and discuss what is meant by a one-sided blueprint versus a two-sided blueprint.
  • Prepare a blueprint for a service firm of your choice. Outline the process time and the activity time for each step in the service delivery process. Make sure you indicate the following elements in your flowchart:
    • Physical evidence
    • Customer action
    • Line of interaction
    • Contact employee actions
    • Line of visibility
    • Backstage contact employee actions
    • Line of internal interaction
    • Support processes
  • As part of your flowchart design, describe the specific actions taken by customers and employees.
  • Discuss how a service blueprint helps an operations manager and a marketing manager improve service delivery.
  • Should a service blueprint be used in the new product development process? Why or why not?

Submit your answers in a three- to four-page Microsoft Word document. Use APA guidelines for your submission. Be sure to properly cite your sources using APA; include your references and in-text citations.

 Include a minimum of three peer reviewed articles for your paper (these are attached).  Also, use text reading http://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/books/1133343910/id/L5-2-27, Chapter 4 Services Consumer Behavior; Chapter 5 The Service Delivery Process; and Chapter 6 The Pricing of Services

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Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans assignment with facilitator feedback Completea strategic plan for your organization of no more than 3,500 words. Update your plan to incorporate facilitator feedback from the drafts you submitted in previous weeks. Include the following: Table of contents Executive summary, with a 2-page maximum Company background, organizational mission, vision, and value statements Note. For a start-up, you should focus on the backgrounds and accomplishments of key anticipated management personnel. The goal is to convince the investor that these individuals are trustworthy and successful. Environmental scan Review of Week 4 strategies and a recommendation for the best strategy for your organization Implementation plan including contingency plans for identified risks Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.

Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans assignment with facilitator feedback

Completea strategic plan for your organization of no more than 3,500 words.

Update your plan to incorporate facilitator feedback from the drafts you submitted in previous weeks. Include the following:

  • Table of contents
  • Executive summary, with a 2-page maximum
  • Company background, organizational mission, vision, and value statements
  • Note. For a start-up, you should focus on the backgrounds and accomplishments of key anticipated management personnel. The goal is to convince the investor that these individuals are trustworthy and successful.
  • Environmental scan
  • Review of Week 4 strategies and a recommendation for the best strategy for your organization
  • Implementation plan including contingency plans for identified risks

Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.

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Write a draft of no more than 1,800 words of the strategic plan for your organization, including the following: Implementation plan Objectives Functional tactics Action items Milestones and deadlines Tasks and task ownership Resource allocation Any required organizational change management strategies that would enhance successful implementation Key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even analysis Risk management plan, including contingency plans for identified risks Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Write a draft of no more than 1,800 words of the strategic plan for your organization, including the following:

  • Implementation plan
    • Objectives
    • Functional tactics
    • Action items
    • Milestones and deadlines
    • Tasks and task ownership
    • Resource allocation
  • Any required organizational change management strategies that would enhance successful implementation
  • Key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even analysis
  • Risk management plan, including contingency plans for identified risks

Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.

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Access the following Week 5 Assignment in WileyPLUS: Broadening Your Perspective 18-1 Write a paper of no more than 750 words in which you respond to the Broadening Your Perspective 18-1 activity titled “Decision Making Across the Organization” in Ch. 18 of Accounting. DECISION MAKING ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION Martinez Company has decided to introduce a new product. The new product can be manufactured by either a capital-intensive method or a labor-intensive method. The manufacturing method will not affect the quality of the product. The estimated manufacturing costs by the two methods are as follows. Capital-Intensive Labor-Intensive Direct materials $5 per unit $5.50 per unit Direct labor $6 per unit $8.00 per unit Variable overhead $3 per unit $4.50 per unit Fixed manufacturing costs $2,508,000 $1,538,000 Martinez’s market research department has recommended an introductory unit sales price of $30. The incremental selling expenses are estimated to be $502,000 annually plus $2 for each unit sold, regardless of manufacturing method. Instructions With the class divided into groups, answer the following. (a) Calculate the estimated break-even point in annual unit sales of the new product if Martinez Company uses the: 1. Capital-intensive manufacturing method. 2. Labor-intensive manufacturing method. (b) Determine the annual unit sales volume at which Martinez Company would be indifferent between the two manufacturing methods. (c) Explain the circumstance under which Martinez should employ each of the two manufacturing methods. (CMA adapted

Access the following Week 5 Assignment in WileyPLUS:

  • Broadening Your Perspective 18-1 

Write a paper of no more than 750 words in which you respond to the Broadening Your Perspective 18-1 activity titled “Decision Making Across the Organization” in Ch. 18 of Accounting.

DECISION MAKING ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION
Martinez Company has decided to introduce a new product. The new product can be manufactured by either a capital-intensive method or a labor-intensive method. The manufacturing method will not affect the quality of the product. The estimated manufacturing costs by the two methods are as follows.

Capital-Intensive Labor-Intensive
Direct materials $5 per unit $5.50 per unit
Direct labor $6 per unit $8.00 per unit
Variable overhead $3 per unit $4.50 per unit
Fixed manufacturing costs $2,508,000 $1,538,000
Martinez’s market research department has recommended an introductory unit sales price of $30. The incremental selling expenses are estimated to be $502,000 annually plus $2 for each unit sold, regardless of manufacturing method.
Instructions
With the class divided into groups, answer the following.
(a)
Calculate the estimated break-even point in annual unit sales of the new product if Martinez Company uses the:

1.
Capital-intensive manufacturing method.
2.
Labor-intensive manufacturing method.
(b)
Determine the annual unit sales volume at which Martinez Company would be indifferent between the two manufacturing methods.
(c)
Explain the circumstance under which Martinez should employ each of the two manufacturing methods.
(CMA adapted

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1) A rectangular plate has a length of (24.0 ± 0.2) cm and a width of (9.4 ± 0.1) cm. Calculate the area of the plate, including its uncertainty? 2)Carry out the following arithmetic operations. (Give your answers to the correct number of significant figures.) -(a) the sum of the measured values 756, 37.2, 0.83, and 2 -(b) the product 0.003 2 ✕ 356.3 -(c) the product 5.620 ✕ π 3)A rectangular building lot has a width of 69.0 ft and a length of 123 ft. Determine the area of this lot in square meters. 4)Suppose your hair grows at the rate 1/31 in. per day. Find the rate at which it grows in nanometers per second. Because the distance between atoms in a molecule is on the order of 0.1 nm, your answer suggests how rapidly layers of atoms are assembled in this protein synthesis.

1) A rectangular plate has a length of (24.0 ± 0.2) cm and a width of (9.4 ± 0.1) cm. Calculate the area of the plate, including its uncertainty?

2)Carry out the following arithmetic operations. (Give your answers to the correct number of significant figures.)

-(a) the sum of the measured values 756, 37.2, 0.83, and 2

-(b) the product 0.003 2 ✕ 356.3

-(c) the product 5.620 ✕ π

3)A rectangular building lot has a width of 69.0 ft and a length of 123 ft. Determine the area of this lot in square meters.

4)Suppose your hair grows at the rate 1/31 in. per day. Find the rate at which it grows in nanometers per second. Because the distance between atoms in a molecule is on the order of 0.1 nm, your answer suggests how rapidly layers of atoms are assembled in this protein synthesis.

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1 PAGE APA SOURCES:2 Cognitive Theory Review the week’s reading on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral theories of personality, which have significant application in the treatment of abnormal behavior. Select one of the options below and develop a case study that could use one of the therapy techniques listed to treat a patient exhibiting an abnormal behavior. Indicate in your post which option you selected. Option A: Discuss the theory underlying Rational Emotive Therapy. Why does this approach lend itself so well as a therapy? Develop a short, fictional case study of a client with an abnormal behavior. Describe how you would approach the treatment of this disorder with cognitive therapy and why cognitive therapy would be appropriate for the treatment of this disorder. Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Option B: Discuss the theory underlying Beck’s Cognitive Therapy. Why does this approach lend itself so well as a therapy? Develop a short, fictional case study of a client with an abnormal behavior. Describe how you would approach the treatment of this disorder with cognitive therapy and why cognitive therapy would be appropriate for the treatment of this disorder. Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines

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Cognitive Theory

Review the week’s reading on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral theories of personality, which have significant application in the treatment of abnormal behavior. Select one of the options below and develop a case study that could use one of the therapy techniques listed to treat a patient exhibiting an abnormal behavior. Indicate in your post which option you selected.

Option A: Discuss the theory underlying Rational Emotive Therapy. Why does this approach lend itself so well as a therapy? Develop a short, fictional case study of a client with an abnormal behavior. Describe how you would approach the treatment of this disorder with cognitive therapy and why cognitive therapy would be appropriate for the treatment of this disorder. Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Option B: Discuss the theory underlying Beck’s Cognitive Therapy. Why does this approach lend itself so well as a therapy? Develop a short, fictional case study of a client with an abnormal behavior. Describe how you would approach the treatment of this disorder with cognitive therapy and why cognitive therapy would be appropriate for the treatment of this disorder. Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years, cited according to APA guidelines

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Question 16 Discuss how the New Deal affected gender roles in American society. Did it do more to challenge or to reinforce these roles? Why? Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Question 17 Identify three prominent figures in the Harlem Renaissance, note the contributions of each, and note their collective impact on American society. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 16

Discuss how the New Deal affected gender roles in American society. Did it do more to challenge or to reinforce these roles? Why?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Question 17

Identify three prominent figures in the Harlem Renaissance, note the contributions of each, and note their collective impact on American society.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

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Listening is a key skill for job success. Page 153 of the textbook describes four listening styles. In 150 words or more, describe a situation in the workplace where you witnessed how different listening styles created conflict? What tips or strategies could you offer in this situation. APA format.

Listening is a key skill for job success. Page 153 of the textbook describes four listening styles. In 150 words or more, describe a situation in the workplace where you witnessed how different listening styles created conflict? What tips or strategies could you offer in this situation.

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Homework for Business information systems class _Industry insights • 2 page summary (max 1,000 words, not including cover letter and references) Each individual named in the Vendor group’s submission must present a summary of industry best practices and insights. The summary is intended to demonstrate each individual’s understanding of the business context of the Client’s problem and how other companies have solved similar problems. The summary must contain examples of other information systems in use to solve similar business problems. My industry is the family run Seaside Inn, Hotel/Hospitality industry as seen on the second to last page of the document.

Homework for Business information systems class
_Industry insights
• 2 page summary (max 1,000 words, not including cover letter and references)
Each individual named in the Vendor group’s submission must present a summary of industry best practices and insights. The summary is intended to demonstrate each individual’s understanding of the business context of the Client’s problem and how other companies have solved similar problems. The summary must contain examples of other information systems in use to solve similar business problems.

My industry is the family run Seaside Inn, Hotel/Hospitality industry as seen on the second to last page of the document.

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Assignment: Managing the Supply Chain (Operations and Inventory) Details: Operations Simulation … Inventory Management, Forecasting and Process Information. Complete with Teammate Report: Word Document and/or Excel (Attached in the assignment area) Format: None … Student Submission Should Look Professional and Answer the Questions Below Length: No Requirement … Requirement is to Answer all the Questions in the Assignment __________________________________________________________ Your need to evaluate data and make recommendations and decisions shown below. . Excel Spreadsheet Explanation What you have is an Excel spreadsheet with 6 models we assembly at our facility. Giving more description, here are the details of the Excel file. Sheet “A” … picture and bill of material of Model A Sheet “C” … picture and bill of material of Model C Sheet “Annual Customer Requirements” … past 12 months of actual demand from our customers. Sheet “Inventory” … actual on hand quantities of models A and C . Assignment is broken up into 3 sections: 1) Inventory Management … the Materials department has not been doing their job. Inventory levels have not been managed for over a year. Assembly outages have caused the group to just order “a lot” of parts to make sure the build goes as schedule. Major opportunity for cost saving in inventory. * Calculate the annual demand for each component of Models A and C * Calculate the EOQ for each component of Models A and C * Adjust inventory levels as compared to current on-hand quantities of each component * Calculate inventory costs saving based on your EOQ calculations Hints and Tips for Section 1 * You will need to research EOQ and make assumptions for some of the components of the equation. * Make sure you add a buffer … don’t go with the actual EOQ number * Don’t forget the inventory holding costs in you saving calculations * I would use the spreadsheet to assist with the EOQ calculations … will save much time 2) Forecasting… using the spreadsheet data, graph the forecast for Model A, Model C and all the models * I want to see the visibility for the next 3 months on the graph, with a trend line. * What are you going to do with one specific datapoint (Model A – September) in your calculations Hints and Tips for Section 2 * You will need to research forecasting * You will *probably* use a different forecasting technique for the individual forecasting of Model A and Model C than you use for all the models together 3) Process Documentation… using the picture of Model A and Model C Complete a process drawing for the operator to assembly this product. Hints and Tips for Section 3 * Don’t go crazy here … just complete a diagram where the model can be assembly correctly. * Less words the better NOTES-Lesson One EOQ The often asked questions … how much to order and when to order? . EOC – Economic Order Quantity is a great tool to assist with this. The link below describes the components of the equation. http://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-articles/article/economic-order-quantity-eoq-model-inventory-management-models-a-tutorial . Beware when using this equation from experience. First you have to make some assumptions. Cost of placing an order … basically, how much does it cost the company to call the supplier, get a quotation, fill out a purchase requisition, get it signed, and place the order. Technology has improved this activity … but there is still a cost associated. A second assumption is a holding cost of the inventory. Industry guidelines estimate there is a 2% to 15% of the price of the good to hold it in storage.You will have to make an estimate and justification of each of these for your case study. . WARNING … don’t go cutting your inventory levels. This equation works under ideal environments … and we all know that never happens. For supplies with long lead times you need to order more frequent. For equipment with historical problems or downtime, or tooling that breaks a lot order more frequent. For troublesome and new supplier that do not have a documented performance history, you need to order more frequent. . My major project while working on my MBA was with EOQ. My company did a very bad job of managing supplies and inventory and enabled me to look like a guru. After super conservative estimates, I took the top 25 tools and top 25 raw materials and applied EOQ to my companies’ inventory. I was able to turn in an annual cost savings of $430K! SWEET! NOTES-Lesson 2 Forecasting Tutorial Good luck with the forecasting section of this assignment … how is that for support and encouragement. Lets start with the bad of forecasting. Think of the weather … although technology has vastly improved forecasting it is still inaccurate often. Think of the stock market, if I could “half-way” predict the movement of the market or a stock, I would not be sitting here … I would own an island somewhere and be retired. In both cases there are too many unknowns to predict the outcomes. Here is a final thought on forecasting: · Forecasts are usually wrong. (Do not treat as known information!). · Forecasts must include analysis of their potential errors. · The longer the forecast horizon, the less accurate the forecast will generally be. · Benefits can often be obtained from transforming a forecasted quantity into a known quantity (when this can be done, it comes at a cost however). · Systems that are agile in responding to change are less dependent on accuracy in forecasts. So lets move onto the good of forecasting … in the right environment, it can be a great tool used by managers and those responsible for strategic planning. To simplify, most books state there are 2 types of forecasting with different techniques in each. I would do some brief research for this part of the assignment. Each technique has its own pros and cons …your forecasting for this part of the assignment can be more accurate with the techniques highlighted in red.Read up and select the proper technique. Qualitative Forecasting [HINT … you will not be using any of these methods] · Jury of Executive Opinion (I think that is like “the boss said so”) · Delphi Method · Composite of Sales Force · Consumer Survey Quantitative Forecasting · Time Series – Simple Moving Average · Time Series – Weighted Moving Average · Time Series – Exponential Smoothing · Linear Trend – Simple Regression · Linear Trend – Multiple Regression · Nonlinear Trend Analysis (way beyond the scope of this course) · NOTES Lesson 3 Process Documentation Nothing fancy here … take the picture and create an assembly drawing. . Experience here tells me you need pictures, drawing, and diagrams to have a great end product. Get creative with this one. Take a look at documentation around your work place and in fast food restaurants … they are (should be) simple

Assignment: Managing the Supply Chain (Operations and Inventory)

Details: Operations Simulation … Inventory Management, Forecasting and Process Information. Complete with Teammate

Report: Word Document and/or Excel (Attached in the assignment area)

Format: None … Student Submission Should Look Professional and Answer the Questions Below

Length: No Requirement … Requirement is to Answer all the Questions in the Assignment

__________________________________________________________

Your need to evaluate data and make recommendations and decisions shown below.

.

Excel Spreadsheet Explanation

What you have is an Excel spreadsheet with 6 models we assembly at our facility. Giving more description, here are the details of the Excel file.

Sheet “A” … picture and bill of material of Model A

Sheet “C” … picture and bill of material of Model C

Sheet “Annual Customer Requirements” … past 12 months of actual demand from our customers.

Sheet “Inventory” … actual on hand quantities of models A and C

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Assignment is broken up into 3 sections:

1) Inventory Management … the Materials department has not been doing their job. Inventory levels have not been managed for over a year. Assembly outages have caused the group to just order “a lot” of parts to make sure the build goes as schedule. Major opportunity for cost saving in inventory.

* Calculate the annual demand for each component of Models A and C

* Calculate the EOQ for each component of Models A and C

* Adjust inventory levels as compared to current on-hand quantities of each component

* Calculate inventory costs saving based on your EOQ calculations

Hints and Tips for Section 1

* You will need to research EOQ and make assumptions for some of the components of the equation.

* Make sure you add a buffer … don’t go with the actual EOQ number

* Don’t forget the inventory holding costs in you saving calculations

* I would use the spreadsheet to assist with the EOQ calculations … will save much time

2) Forecasting… using the spreadsheet data, graph the forecast for Model A, Model C and all the models

* I want to see the visibility for the next 3 months on the graph, with a trend line.

* What are you going to do with one specific datapoint (Model A – September) in your calculations

Hints and Tips for Section 2

* You will need to research forecasting

* You will *probably* use a different forecasting technique for the individual forecasting of Model A and Model C than you use for all the models together

3) Process Documentation… using the picture of Model A and Model C

Complete a process drawing for the operator to assembly this product.

Hints and Tips for Section 3

* Don’t go crazy here … just complete a diagram where the model can be assembly correctly.

* Less words the better

 

NOTES-Lesson One EOQ

The often asked questions … how much to order and when to order?

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EOC – Economic Order Quantity is a great tool to assist with this. The link below describes the components of the equation.

http://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-articles/article/economic-order-quantity-eoq-model-inventory-management-models-a-tutorial

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Beware when using this equation from experience. First you have to make some assumptions. Cost of placing an order … basically, how much does it cost the company to call the supplier, get a quotation, fill out a purchase requisition, get it signed, and place the order. Technology has improved this activity … but there is still a cost associated. A second assumption is a holding cost of the inventory. Industry guidelines estimate there is a 2% to 15% of the price of the good to hold it in storage.You will have to make an estimate and justification of each of these for your case study.

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WARNING … don’t go cutting your inventory levels. This equation works under ideal environments … and we all know that never happens. For supplies with long lead times you need to order more frequent. For equipment with historical problems or downtime, or tooling that breaks a lot order more frequent. For troublesome and new supplier that do not have a documented performance history, you need to order more frequent.

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My major project while working on my MBA was with EOQ. My company did a very bad job of managing supplies and inventory and enabled me to look like a guru. After super conservative estimates, I took the top 25 tools and top 25 raw materials and applied EOQ to my companies’ inventory. I was able to turn in an annual cost savings of $430K! SWEET!

 

NOTES-Lesson 2 Forecasting Tutorial

Good luck with the forecasting section of this assignment … how is that for support and encouragement. Lets start with the bad of forecasting. Think of the weather … although technology has vastly improved forecasting it is still inaccurate often. Think of the stock market, if I could “half-way” predict the movement of the market or a stock, I would not be sitting here … I would own an island somewhere and be retired. In both cases there are too many unknowns to predict the outcomes. Here is a final thought on forecasting:

· Forecasts are usually wrong. (Do not treat as known information!).

· Forecasts must include analysis of their potential errors.

· The longer the forecast horizon, the less accurate the forecast will generally be.

· Benefits can often be obtained from transforming a forecasted quantity into a known quantity (when this can be done, it comes at a cost however).

· Systems that are agile in responding to change are less dependent on accuracy in forecasts.

So lets move onto the good of forecasting … in the right environment, it can be a great tool used by managers and those responsible for strategic planning. To simplify, most books state there are 2 types of forecasting with different techniques in each. I would do some brief research for this part of the assignment. Each technique has its own pros and cons …your forecasting for this part of the assignment can be more accurate with the techniques highlighted in red.Read up and select the proper technique.

Qualitative Forecasting [HINT … you will not be using any of these methods]

· Jury of Executive Opinion (I think that is like “the boss said so”)

· Delphi Method

· Composite of Sales Force

· Consumer Survey

Quantitative Forecasting

· Time Series – Simple Moving Average

· Time Series – Weighted Moving Average

· Time Series – Exponential Smoothing

· Linear Trend – Simple Regression

· Linear Trend – Multiple Regression

· Nonlinear Trend Analysis (way beyond the scope of this course)

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NOTES Lesson 3 Process Documentation

Nothing fancy here … take the picture and create an assembly drawing.

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Experience here tells me you need pictures, drawing, and diagrams to have a great end product. Get creative with this one. Take a look at documentation around your work place and in fast food restaurants … they are (should be) simple

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Write a 3 page paper (max), double spaced on how your organization (or one that you know about) might be rated on a comprehensive health, safety, and wellness audit; are there any areas for improvement? Remember to cite where appropriate (APA) and to include a bibliography.

Write a 3 page paper (max), double spaced on how your organization (or one that you know about) might be rated on a comprehensive health, safety, and wellness audit; are there any areas for improvement? Remember to cite where appropriate (APA) and to include a bibliography.

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1. PART 1 (35 points total – 5 points for each part and 10 points for the diagram) You own a golf course in Florida and you need to determine how many golf carts you need to buy to maximize profits. Please answer the following questions given the information below. A brand new golf cart costs 300 rounds of golf and the rate of depreciation is 15% (.15). The real interest rate is 5% (use .05 in calculations). The expected marginal product of capital is given by MPKf = 200 – 5K. a) What is the user cost of capital and what is it expressed in? b) How many golf carts should you buy to maximize profits (i.e., what is K*)? c) Draw a graph (the uc / MPK graph) depicting the state of affairs and label this initial profit maximizing point as point A. c) Now suppose the (local) government with all their financial shortfalls embarks on a campaign to raise revenue to fund the fire department by imposing a so­called “luxury tax” (we know it as ?) equal to 25% of gross revenue What happens to the profit maximizing number of golf carts? Please show all work and label as point B on your uc/MPK graph. d) Now explain why your profit maximizing K* has changed. Please be specific using the firm’s profit maximizing condition (explain the intuition!). Start your answer with “If I did not change my capital input (my K*), then I would not be…….(you can finish the rest!) ……………..” e) The Federal government, knowing all about the financial pains encountered by state and local governments given the Great Recession, decide to offer an investment tax credit equal to 20% (this is in addition to the tax already imposed by the local government). What is your desired capital stock (K*) now? (Hint: An investment tax credit effectively reduces the price of capital to the firm – think of it as this – under the investment tax credit – you buy a golf cart (cost = 300 rounds of golf) and you get a 20% rebate from Uncle Sam so the investment tax credit adjusted price of the golf cart is now 240 rounds of golf [(1­.20) x 300 = 240]. Please show all work againand label this as point C on your uc/MPK diagram. 1. PART 2 (NEW GRADER – 35 points – 5 for f) and g) 10 for h) and 15 for graph)) Draw a desired investment diagram (completely labeled with all the shift variables noted next to the function in parentheses with signs (+ or ­)) depicting the initial equilibrium as point A (simply draw a negatively sloped ID curve going through point A). Label the initial real interest rate as r*A = .05 (as is given above) and the initial level of desired investment as IdA. Note importantly that we do not have numbers for desired investment, but that’s ok, we are focusing on the change in desired investment, given the same real rate = .05. Be sure to include all of the shift variables in parentheses next to this initial ID function. f) Why did the level of desired investment change, even though the real rate of interest did not? Please be specific using the equation that connects the desired capital stock (K*) to desired investment (as we did in class (equation 4.6…in text). Label this (new) level of desired investment as IdB (again, we don’t have specific numbers for IdB. Be sure to include all of the shift variables in parentheses next to your new ID function Finally, show how the investment tax credit maps to your desired investment diagram and label this final point as point C. Label this (new) level of desired investment as IdC (again, we don’t have specific numbers for IdC). Make sure you include all of shift variables in parentheses next to your new ID function. g) Suppose that the Federal Reserve had a goal to get the capital stock (the number of golf carts purchased) back to its initial level as in part b (this would create jobs and get the economy back to full employment). Given all the changes (the imposition of the tax by the local government and the investment tax credit offered by the Federal Government), what would they have to do to the real rate of interest to achieve their objective? Please show all work and I am looking for a specific number (i.e., r = ?). h) (10 points) Finally, explain how this most previous development (a change in r) would influence your two diagrams and why. Show on your two diagrams as point D. I am asking for a discussion for each diagram (this question is worth ten points!) 2. (45 points total – 5 points each part except part e) A closed economy has full employment level of output (Y) of 2,000. Government purchases, G, are 200, taxes (T) are 400. Desired consumption (Cd) and investment (Id) are: Cd= 550 + 0.5(Y–T) ­ 600r Id= 600 ­ 400r a) Solve for the desired savings function in intercept ­ slope form (note, the intercept is an integer). b) Now solve for the goods market clearing interest rate. Please show all work. Draw a desired savings/investment diagram locating this initial equilibrium and point A. We now have a change in the desired investment function – it is now: Id= 570 ­ 400r c) Name four reasons why the desired investment function would change the way it did. d) Resolve for the goods market clearing interest rate and the associated levels of desired savings and investment. e) (10 points – discussion = 5 and correct and completely labeled diagram = 5) Choose one and only one of the reasons from part c and show the movement from point A to point B using a user cost – MPKf diagram. Please be clear on which of the 4 reasons from c) you are using and clear on why exactly K* changes using the profit maximizing condition (give me the intuition). f) What has happened to the level of desired consumption and why? Be sure to refer to the substitution effect in your answer! Be specific with numbers.

1. PART 1 (35 points total – 5 points for each part and 10 points for the diagram) You own a golf course in Florida and you need to determine how many golf carts you need to buy to maximize profits. Please answer the following questions given the information below.

A brand new golf cart costs 300 rounds of golf and the rate of depreciation is 15% (.15).

The real interest rate is 5% (use .05 in calculations).

The expected marginal product of capital is given by MPKf = 200 – 5K.

a) What is the user cost of capital and what is it expressed in?

b) How many golf carts should you buy to maximize profits (i.e., what is K*)?

c) Draw a graph (the uc / MPK graph) depicting the state of affairs and label this initial profit maximizing point as point A.

c) Now suppose the (local) government with all their financial shortfalls embarks on a campaign to raise revenue to fund the fire department by imposing a so­called “luxury tax” (we know it as ?) equal to 25% of gross revenue What happens to the profit maximizing number of golf carts?

Please show all work and label as point B on your uc/MPK graph.

d) Now explain why your profit maximizing K* has changed. Please be specific using the firm’s profit maximizing condition (explain the intuition!). Start your answer with “If I did not change my capital input (my K*), then I would not be…….(you can finish the rest!)

……………..”

e) The Federal government, knowing all about the financial pains encountered by state and local governments given the Great Recession, decide to offer an investment tax credit equal to 20% (this is in addition to the tax already imposed by the local government). What is your desired capital stock (K*) now? (Hint: An investment tax credit effectively reduces the price of capital to the firm – think of it as this – under the investment tax credit – you buy a golf cart (cost = 300 rounds of golf) and you get a 20% rebate from Uncle Sam so the investment tax credit adjusted price of the golf cart is now 240 rounds of golf [(1­.20) x 300 = 240]. Please show all work againand label this as point C on your uc/MPK diagram.

1. PART 2 (NEW GRADER – 35 points – 5 for f) and g) 10 for h) and 15 for graph)) Draw a desired investment diagram (completely labeled with all the shift variables noted next to the function in parentheses with signs (+ or ­)) depicting the initial equilibrium as point A (simply draw a negatively sloped ID curve going through point A). Label the initial real interest rate as r*A

 

= .05 (as is given above) and the initial level of desired investment as IdA. Note importantly that we do not have numbers for desired investment, but that’s ok, we are focusing on the change in desired investment, given the same real rate = .05. Be sure to include all of the shift variables in parentheses next to this initial ID function.

f) Why did the level of desired investment change, even though the real rate of interest did not? Please be specific using the equation that connects the desired capital stock (K*) to desired investment (as we did in class (equation 4.6…in text).

Label this (new) level of desired investment as IdB (again, we don’t have specific numbers for IdB. Be sure to include all of the shift variables in parentheses next to your new ID function

Finally, show how the investment tax credit maps to your desired investment diagram and label this final point as point C. Label this (new) level of desired investment as IdC (again, we don’t have specific numbers for IdC). Make sure you include all of shift variables in parentheses next to your new ID function.

g) Suppose that the Federal Reserve had a goal to get the capital stock (the number of golf carts purchased) back to its initial level as in part b (this would create jobs and get the economy back to full employment). Given all the changes (the imposition of the tax by the local government and the investment tax credit offered by the Federal Government), what would they have to do to the real rate of interest to achieve their objective? Please show all work and I am looking for a specific number (i.e., r = ?).

h) (10 points) Finally, explain how this most previous development (a change in r) would influence your two diagrams and why. Show on your two diagrams as point D. I am asking for a discussion for each diagram (this question is worth ten points!)

2. (45 points total – 5 points each part except part e) A closed economy has full employment level of output (Y) of 2,000. Government purchases, G, are 200, taxes (T) are 400. Desired consumption (Cd) and investment (Id) are:

Cd= 550 + 0.5(Y–T) ­ 600r

Id= 600 ­ 400r

a) Solve for the desired savings function in intercept ­ slope form (note, the intercept is an integer).

b) Now solve for the goods market clearing interest rate. Please show all work.

Draw a desired savings/investment diagram locating this initial equilibrium and point A.

 

We now have a change in the desired investment function – it is now:

Id= 570 ­ 400r

c) Name four reasons why the desired investment function would change the way it did.

d) Resolve for the goods market clearing interest rate and the associated levels of desired savings and investment.

e) (10 points – discussion = 5 and correct and completely labeled diagram = 5) Choose one and only one of the reasons from part c and show the movement from point A to point B using a user cost – MPKf diagram. Please be clear on which of the 4 reasons from c) you are using and clear on why exactly K* changes using the profit maximizing condition (give me the intuition).

f) What has happened to the level of desired consumption and why? Be sure to refer to the substitution effect in your answer! Be specific with numbers.

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Go to http://finance.yahoo.com. Enter in “AAPL” and click on the “get quote” button, and it will bring up information on Apple. On the left hand side you’ll see a section on Financials. Within that section, click on the cash flow. Review the cash flow statement for Apple. How would you summarize Apple’s cash flow position and what does this statement tell you about where the money is coming from and where it’s going? What would you suggest Apple’s do to improve its cash position and why?

Go to http://finance.yahoo.com. Enter in “AAPL” and click on the “get quote” button, and it will bring up information on Apple. On the left hand side you’ll see a section on Financials. Within that section, click on the cash flow. Review the cash flow statement for Apple. How would you summarize Apple’s cash flow position and what does this statement tell you about where the money is coming from and where it’s going? What would you suggest Apple’s do to improve its cash position and why?

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Question 1 Do you think that multinational managers must understand subordinate expectations in order to lead effectively? For a country with high power distance, which leadership style would you recommend? Why? Question 2 Do you think that transformational leaders are similar regardless of cultural background or are there different types of transformational leaders for each cultural group? Explain to support your answer. Question 3 What is the fundamental attribution error? What are some implications for leadership in multinationals? Question 4 Conduct research on a national culture you feel comfortable with. Explain the leadership traits and behaviors you think may negatively impact organizational effectiveness in multinational companies. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 1

Do you think that multinational managers must understand subordinate expectations in order to lead effectively? For a country with high power distance, which leadership style would you recommend? Why?

 

Question 2

 

Do you think that transformational leaders are similar regardless of cultural background or are there different types of transformational leaders for each cultural group? Explain to support your answer.

 

Question 3

 

What is the fundamental attribution error? What are some implications for leadership in multinationals?

Question 4

Conduct research on a national culture you feel comfortable with. Explain the leadership traits and behaviors you think may negatively impact organizational effectiveness in multinational companies.


Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Discuss the major principles of reward allocation. Which one(s) is (are) preferred by the collectivist culture? Individualistic culture? Why? Dirty tricks might be unavoidable in cross-cultural negotiation. What are examples of dirty tricks? How are they inappropriate in international negotiation, and how should negotiators avoid them? Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Course Book: Cullen, J.B., & Parboteeah, K.P. (2014). Multinational management: A strategicapproach (6th ed.). Mason, OH:South-Western Cengage Learning

Discuss the major principles of reward allocation. Which one(s) is (are) preferred by the collectivist culture? Individualistic culture? Why?


Dirty tricks might be unavoidable in cross-cultural negotiation. What are examples of dirty tricks? How are they inappropriate in international negotiation, and how should negotiators avoid them?


Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Course Book:

Cullen, J.B., & Parboteeah, K.P. (2014). Multinational management: A strategicapproach (6th ed.). Mason, OH:South-Western Cengage Learning

 

 

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1.What is callable preferred stock? Why do corporations issue such stock? Given the different features that are associated with stock (callable, cumulative, preferred, etc.), what type of stock would you want to buy personally and why? 2.Review the roles of management accounting within a company. What is the most important role of management accounting? How is that different than financial accounting?

1.What is callable preferred stock? Why do corporations issue such stock? Given the different features that are associated with stock (callable, cumulative, preferred, etc.), what type of stock would you want to buy personally and why?

2.Review the roles of management accounting within a company. What is the most important role of management accounting? How is that different than financial accounting?

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When you are ready, respond to one of the prompts below. What quality improvement tool would you use to identify possible reasons for the increase in complaints about the HIM department? What quality improvement tool would you use to gather information to confirm the reasons for the complaints about the HIM department? You believe that cooperation between the clinic receptionists and HIM staff would improve if phone responsibilities were more clearly defined. To whom would you assign the task of defining roles and responsibilities and why?

When you are ready, respond to one of the prompts below.

  1. What quality improvement tool would you use to identify possible reasons for the increase in complaints about the HIM department? What quality improvement tool would you use to gather information to confirm the reasons for the complaints about the HIM department?
  2. You believe that cooperation between the clinic receptionists and HIM staff would improve if phone responsibilities were more clearly defined. To whom would you assign the task of defining roles and responsibilities and why?

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1. What are the major alternative staffing approaches for international operations? Explain the relative advantages of each and the conditions under which you would choose one approach over another. 2. Why is the HRM role so much more complex, and important, in the international context? 3. Discuss the challenges involved in staffing operations in emerging markets. 4. Explain the common causes of expatriate failure. What are the major success factors for expatriate assignees? Explain the role and importance of each. 5. What are the common training techniques for managers going overseas? How should these vary as appropriate to the level of globalization of the firm? 6. Explain the “balance sheet approach” to international compensation packages. Why is this so important? Discuss the pros and cons of aligning the expatriate compensation package with the host-country colleagues compared to the home-country colleagues. 7. Discuss the importance of a complete program for expatriate performance management. What are the typical components for such a program?

1. What are the major alternative staffing approaches for international operations? Explain the relative advantages of each and the conditions under which you would choose one approach over another.

2. Why is the HRM role so much more complex, and important, in the international context?

3. Discuss the challenges involved in staffing operations in emerging markets.

4. Explain the common causes of expatriate failure. What are the major success factors for expatriate assignees? Explain the role and importance of each.

5. What are the common training techniques for managers going overseas? How should these vary as appropriate to the level of globalization of the firm?

6. Explain the “balance sheet approach” to international compensation packages. Why is this so important? Discuss the pros and cons of aligning the expatriate compensation package with the host-country colleagues compared to the home-country colleagues.

7. Discuss the importance of a complete program for expatriate performance management. What are the typical components for such a program?

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1. Which of the following financial statements is concerned with the company at a point in time? income statement statement of cash flows retained earnings statement balance sheet 2. A cost which remains constant per unit at various levels of activity is a: fixed cost mixed cost variable cost manufacturing cost 3. M&M Proposition 1: Dynamo Corp. produces annual cash flows of $150 and is expected to exist forever. The company is currently financed with 75 percent equity and 25 percent debt. Your analysis tells you that the appropriate discount rates are 10 percent for the cash flows, and 7 percent for the debt. You currently own 10 percent of the stock. If Dynamo wishes to change its capital structure from 75 percent equity to 60 percent equity and use the debt proceeds to pay a special dividend to shareholders, how much debt should they use? $600 $375 $225 $321 4. Serox stock was selling for $20 two years ago. The stock sold for $25 one year ago, and it is currently selling for $28. Serox pays a $1.10 dividend per year. What was the rate of return for owning Serox in the most recent year? (Round to the nearest percent.) 32% 16% 12% 40% 5. The process of evaluating financial data that change under alternative courses of action is called: contribution margin analysis cost-benefit analysis double entry analysis incremental analysis 6. What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV projects? the discounted payback the profitability index the internal rate of return the modified internal rate of return 7. The convention of consistency refers to consistent use of accounting principles: among firms within industries throughout the accounting period among accounting periods 8. External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth $4,417,665. At year-end it will have net income of $2,771,342 and pay out 60 percent as dividends. If the firm wants no external financing, what is the growth rate it can support? 27.3% 32.9% 25.1% 30.3% 9. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form? limited liability partnership partnership sole proprietorship corporation 10. An activity that has a direct cause-effect relationship with the resources consumed is a(n): overhead rate product activity cost driver cost pool 11. Next year Jenkins Traders will pay a dividend of $3.00. It expects to increase its dividend by $0.25 in each of the following three years. If their required rate of return if 14 percent, what is the present value of their dividends over the next four years? $11.63 $13.50 $9.72 $12.50 12. TuleTime Comics is considering a new show that will generate annual cash flows of $100,000 into the infinite future. If the initial outlay for such a production is $1,500,000 and the appropriate discount rate is 6 percent for the cash flows, then what is the profitability index for the project? 1.90 0.90 0.11 1.11 13. Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is the debt-to-equity ratio? 0 1.74 0.60 1.47 14. If a company’s weighted average cost of capital is less than the required return on equity, then the firm: partnership is perceived to be safe is financed with more than 50% debt has debt in its capital structure 15. When a company assigns the costs of direct materials, direct labor, and both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead to products, that company is using: operations costing variable costing absorption costing product costing 16. The major element in budgetary control is: the comparison of actual results with planned objectives. the valuation of inventories the preparation of long-term plans the approval of the budget by the stockholders 17. Horizontal analysis is a technique for evaluating a series of financial statement data over a period of time: to determine which items are in error. that has been arranged from the highest number to the lowest number. to determine the amount and/or percentage increase or decrease that has taken place. that has been arranged from the lowest number to the highest number. 18. Which of the following is an advantage of corporations relative to partnerships and sole proprietorships? lower taxes most common form of organization harder to transfer ownership reduced legal liability for investors 19. The break-even point is where: contribution margin equals total fixed costs. total variable costs equal total fixed costs. total sales equal total variable costs. total sales equal total fixed costs. 20. Turnbull Corp. had an EBIT of $247 million in the last fiscal year. Its depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $84 million. The firm has 135 million shares outstanding and a share price of $12.80. A competing firm that is very similar to Turnbull has an enterprise value/EBITDA multiple of 5.40. What is the enterprise value of Turnbull Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars. $1,787 million $1,344 million $1,315 million $453.6 million 21. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form? partnership limited liability partnership corporation sole proprietorship 22. The most important information needed to determine if companies can pay their current obligations is the: projected net income for next year relationship between short-term and long-term liabilities relationship between current assets and current liabilities net income for this year 23. Gateway, Corp. has an inventory turnover of 5.6. What is the firm’s days’s sales in inventory? 61.7 57.9 65.2 64.3 24. Horizontal analysis is also known as: vertical analysis linear analysis trend analysis common size analysis 25. Which of the following presents a summary of changes in a firm’s balance sheet from the beginning of an accounting period to the end of that accounting period? the statement of net worth the statement of working capital the statement of cash flows the statement of retained earnings 26. Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows – $79,000, $112,000, $164,000, $84,000, and $242,000 – over the next five years. If the company’s opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.) $477,235 $429,560 $414,322 $480,906 27. Bond price:Regatta, Inc., has six-year bonds outstanding that pay a 8.25 percent coupon rate. Investors buying the bond today can expect to earn a yield to maturity of 6.875 percent. What should the company’s bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to the nearest dollar.) $972 $1,066 $1,014 $923 28. Process costing is used when: dissimilar products are involved production is aimed at fulfilling a specific customer order. the production process is continuous. costs are to be assigned to specific jobs. 29. Jack Robbins is saving for a new car. He needs to have $21,000 for the car in three years. How much will he have to invest today in an account paying 8 percent annually to achieve his target? (Round to nearest dollar) $22,680 $26,454 $19,444 $16,670 30. The accumulation of accounting data on the basis of the individual manager who has the authority to make day-to-day decisions about activities in an area is called: flexible accounting static reporting master budgeting responsibility accounting 31. Variance reports are: SEC financial reports internal reports for management external financial reports all of these 32. The cash conversion cycle? shows how long the firm keeps its inventory before selling it. estimates how long it takes on average for the firm to collect its outstanding accounts receivables balance. begins when the firm uses its cash to purchase raw materials and ends when the firm collects cash payments on its credit sales. begins when the firm invests cash to purchase the raw materials that would be used to produce the goods that the firm manufactures. 33. In a process cost system, product costs are summarized: when the products are sold. on job cost sheets. on production cost reports. after each unit is produced. 34. Internal reports that review the actual impact of decisions are prepared by: the controller department heads factory workers management accountants 35. How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 13.00 percent. You know that the firm’s cost of debt capital is 10 percent and the cost of equity capital is 20% What proportion of the firm is financed with debt? 70% 50% 30% 33% 36. The group of users of accounting information charged with achieving the goals of the business is its: auditors investors managers creditors 37. An unrealistic budget is more likely to result when it: has been developed in a bottom up fashion. has been developed by all levels of management. is developed with performance appraisal usages in mind. has been developed in a top down fashion. 38. Jayadev Athreya has started his first job. He will invest $5,000 at the end of each year for the next 45 years in a fund that will earn a return of 10 percent. How much will Jayadev have at the end of 45 years? $3,594,524 $2,667,904 $1,745,600 $5,233,442 39. Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing: Have a low plowback ratio are highly leveraged have less equity and/or are able to generate high net income leading to a high ROE. None of these 40. Teakap, Inc. has current assets of $1,456,312 and total assets of $4,812,369 for the year ending September 30, 2006. It also has current liabilities of $1,041,012, common equity of $1,500,000 and retained earnings of $1,468,347. How much long-term debt does the firm have? $803,010 $1,844,022 $2,123,612 $2,303,010

1. Which of the following financial statements is concerned with the company at a point in time?

income statement

statement of cash flows

retained earnings statement

balance sheet

2. A cost which remains constant per unit at various levels of activity is a:

fixed cost

mixed cost

variable cost

manufacturing cost

3. M&M Proposition 1: Dynamo Corp. produces annual cash flows of $150 and is expected to exist forever. The company is currently financed with 75 percent equity and 25 percent debt. Your analysis tells you that the appropriate discount rates are 10 percent for the cash flows, and 7 percent for the debt. You currently own 10 percent of the stock.

 

If Dynamo wishes to change its capital structure from 75 percent equity to 60 percent equity and use the debt proceeds to pay a special dividend to shareholders, how much debt should they use?

$600

$375

$225

$321

4. Serox stock was selling for $20 two years ago. The stock sold for $25 one year ago, and it is currently selling for $28. Serox pays a $1.10 dividend per year. What was the rate of return for owning Serox in the most recent year? (Round to the nearest percent.)

32%

16%

12%

40%

5. The process of evaluating financial data that change under alternative courses of action is called:

contribution margin analysis

cost-benefit analysis

double entry analysis

incremental analysis

6. What decision criteria should managers use in selecting projects when there is not enough capital to invest in all available positive NPV projects?

the discounted payback

the profitability index

the internal rate of return

the modified internal rate of return

7. The convention of consistency refers to consistent use of accounting principles:

among firms

within industries

throughout the accounting period

among accounting periods

8. External financing needed: Jockey Company has total assets worth $4,417,665. At year-end it will have net income of $2,771,342 and pay out 60 percent as dividends. If the firm wants no external financing, what is the growth rate it can support?

27.3%

32.9%

25.1%

30.3%

9. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form?

limited liability partnership

partnership

sole proprietorship

corporation

10. An activity that has a direct cause-effect relationship with the resources consumed is a(n):

overhead rate

product activity

cost driver

cost pool

11. Next year Jenkins Traders will pay a dividend of $3.00. It expects to increase its dividend by $0.25 in each of the following three years. If their required rate of return if 14 percent, what is the present value of their dividends over the next four years?

$11.63

$13.50

$9.72

$12.50

12. TuleTime Comics is considering a new show that will generate annual cash flows of $100,000 into the infinite future. If the initial outlay for such a production is $1,500,000 and the appropriate discount rate is 6 percent for the cash flows, then what is the profitability index for the project?

1.90

0.90

0.11

1.11

13. Your firm has an equity multiplier of 2.47. What is the debt-to-equity ratio?

0

1.74

0.60

1.47

14. If a company’s weighted average cost of capital is less than the required return on equity, then the firm:

partnership

is perceived to be safe

is financed with more than 50% debt

has debt in its capital structure

15. When a company assigns the costs of direct materials, direct labor, and both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead to products, that company is using:

operations costing

variable costing

absorption costing

product costing

16. The major element in budgetary control is:

the comparison of actual results with planned objectives.

the valuation of inventories

the preparation of long-term plans

the approval of the budget by the stockholders

17. Horizontal analysis is a technique for evaluating a series of financial statement data over a period of time:

to determine which items are in error.

that has been arranged from the highest number to the lowest number.

to determine the amount and/or percentage increase or decrease that has taken place.

that has been arranged from the lowest number to the highest number.

18. Which of the following is an advantage of corporations relative to partnerships and sole proprietorships?

lower taxes

most common form of organization

harder to transfer ownership

reduced legal liability for investors

19. The break-even point is where:

contribution margin equals total fixed costs.

total variable costs equal total fixed costs.

total sales equal total variable costs.

total sales equal total fixed costs.

20. Turnbull Corp. had an EBIT of $247 million in the last fiscal year. Its depreciation and amortization expenses amounted to $84 million. The firm has 135 million shares outstanding and a share price of $12.80. A competing firm that is very similar to Turnbull has an enterprise value/EBITDA multiple of 5.40.

What is the enterprise value of Turnbull Corp.? Round to the nearest million dollars.

$1,787 million

$1,344 million

$1,315 million

$453.6 million

21. Which of the following is considered a hybrid organizational form?

partnership

limited liability partnership

corporation

sole proprietorship

22. The most important information needed to determine if companies can pay their current obligations is the:

projected net income for next year

relationship between short-term and long-term liabilities

relationship between current assets and current liabilities

net income for this year

23. Gateway, Corp. has an inventory turnover of 5.6. What is the firm’s days’s sales in inventory?

61.7

57.9

65.2

64.3

24. Horizontal analysis is also known as:

vertical analysis

linear analysis

trend analysis

common size analysis

25. Which of the following presents a summary of changes in a firm’s balance sheet from the beginning of an accounting period to the end of that accounting period?

the statement of net worth

the statement of working capital

the statement of cash flows

the statement of retained earnings

26. Ajax Corp. is expecting the following cash flows – $79,000, $112,000, $164,000, $84,000, and $242,000 – over the next five years. If the company’s opportunity cost is 15 percent, what is the present value of these cash flows? (Round to the nearest dollar.)

$477,235

$429,560

$414,322

$480,906

27. Bond price:Regatta, Inc., has six-year bonds outstanding that pay a 8.25 percent coupon rate. Investors buying the bond today can expect to earn a yield to maturity of 6.875 percent. What should the company’s bonds be priced at today? Assume annual coupon payments. (Round to the nearest dollar.)

$972

$1,066

$1,014

$923

28. Process costing is used when:

dissimilar products are involved

production is aimed at fulfilling a specific customer order.

the production process is continuous.

costs are to be assigned to specific jobs.

29. Jack Robbins is saving for a new car. He needs to have $21,000 for the car in three years. How much will he have to invest today in an account paying 8 percent annually to achieve his target? (Round to nearest dollar)

$22,680

$26,454

$19,444

$16,670

30. The accumulation of accounting data on the basis of the individual manager who has the authority to make day-to-day decisions about activities in an area is called:

flexible accounting

static reporting

master budgeting

responsibility accounting

31. Variance reports are:

SEC financial reports

internal reports for management

external financial reports

all of these

32. The cash conversion cycle?

shows how long the firm keeps its inventory before selling it.

estimates how long it takes on average for the firm to collect its outstanding accounts receivables balance.

begins when the firm uses its cash to purchase raw materials and ends when the firm collects cash payments on its credit sales.

begins when the firm invests cash to purchase the raw materials that would be used to produce the goods that the firm manufactures.

33. In a process cost system, product costs are summarized:

when the products are sold.

on job cost sheets.

on production cost reports.

after each unit is produced.

34. Internal reports that review the actual impact of decisions are prepared by:

the controller

department heads

factory workers

management accountants

35. How firms estimate their cost of capital: The WACC for a firm is 13.00 percent. You know that the firm’s cost of debt capital is 10 percent and the cost of equity capital is 20% What proportion of the firm is financed with debt?

70%

50%

30%

33%

36. The group of users of accounting information charged with achieving the goals of the business is its:

auditors

investors

managers

creditors

37. An unrealistic budget is more likely to result when it:

has been developed in a bottom up fashion.

has been developed by all levels of management.

is developed with performance appraisal usages in mind.

has been developed in a top down fashion.

38. Jayadev Athreya has started his first job. He will invest $5,000 at the end of each year for the next 45 years in a fund that will earn a return of 10 percent. How much will Jayadev have at the end of 45 years?

$3,594,524

$2,667,904

$1,745,600

$5,233,442

39. Firms that achieve higher growth rates without seeking external financing:

Have a low plowback ratio

are highly leveraged

have less equity and/or are able to generate high net income leading to a high ROE.

None of these

40. Teakap, Inc. has current assets of $1,456,312 and total assets of $4,812,369 for the year ending September 30, 2006. It also has current liabilities of $1,041,012, common equity of $1,500,000 and retained earnings of $1,468,347. How much long-term debt does the firm have?

$803,010

$1,844,022

$2,123,612

$2,303,010

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P 10 In the format they want for P assignments, please. Need within 48 hours or sooner please. 1. A random sample of 11 statistics students produced the following data where x is the third exam score, out of 80, and y is the final exam score, out of 200. THIRD EXAM SCORE (X) 65 67 71 71 66 75 67 70 71 69 69 FINAL EXAM SCORE (Y) 175 133 185 163 126 198 153 163 159 151 159 A) Predict the final score if the person obtains a third exam score of 68. B) Calculate the standard error of the estimate. C) Give the percentage of variation explained by regression. 2. The regression line = 3 + 2x has been fitted to the data points (4,8) , (2,5) and (1,2). The sum of the squared residuals will be ____________________ .

P 10 In the format they want for P assignments, please. Need within 48 hours or sooner please.
1. A random sample of 11 statistics students produced the following data where x is the third exam score, out of 80, and y is the final exam score, out of 200.
THIRD EXAM SCORE
(X)
65
67
71
71
66
75
67
70
71
69
69

FINAL EXAM SCORE
(Y)
175
133
185
163
126
198
153
163
159
151
159

A) Predict the final score if the person obtains a third exam score of 68.
B) Calculate the standard error of the estimate.
C) Give the percentage of variation explained by regression.

2. The regression line = 3 + 2x has been fitted to the data points (4,8) , (2,5) and (1,2). The sum of the squared residuals will be ____________________ .

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Questions 1–20: Select the one best answer to each question 1. Assuming you own a home, where would the appraisal value of your home go in a personal balance sheet? A. Under liabilities B. Within the equity total C. Under assets D. Under both the equity and the liabilities sections 2. When you work within an organization, you’re typically not taught to A. follow a supervised plan for managing your time. B. act as your own supervisor. C. act in ways that are derived from established procedures. D. identify yourself with your job or position. 3. When budgeting for your immediate needs, you should divide them into A. immediate and discretionary expenses. B. fixed and immediate expenses. C. discretionary and fixed expenses. D. fixed and intermittent expenses. 4. According to the discussion of the “color of money,” blue money is A. money spent wisely. B. money set aside for emergencies and unexpected expenses. C. currently expended green money. D. invested for the long term. 5. In ancient Greece, a group of people living together with the common purpose of taking care of each other through economic activity was called a(n) A. household. C. economy. B. commune. D. community. 6. In thinking about the “color of money,” which color would correspond to a DVD player charged on a department store credit card? A. Blue B. Green C. Red D. Gray 7. As you do your _______ when considering a business venture, you should consider factors such as your financial resources, your special skills, where you live, and what you like to do with your time. A. evaluating B. creative thinking C. marketing and production D. planning 8. You’re in search of the job that will give you a sense of self-esteem and allow you to employ your skills. Which among the four general types of life goals are you mainly pursuing? A. Establishing your values B. Establishing primary relationships C. Seeking your ideal social place D. Surviving in the jungle of competition 9. You’re in the process of setting up a business plan. In particular, you’re thinking about how to work your plan. You need to focus on two process considerations. The first concerns organization of the business; the second concerns the operations of the business, such as A. deciding who will do what and when. B. contacting potential investors. C. working out a pricing scheme. D. thinking out your mission statement. 10. In working out your plan for pricing your products, you decide to keep your prices at about the same level as similar businesses in adjoining states. This could best be described as a _______ approach. A. skimming B. simple comparison C. market penetration D. competitive 11. You’ve decided to capitalize your new business through a bank loan and through offering stock to a limited number of investors. Your initial funding will A. include equity and start-up financing. B. consist of debt financing through investors. C. consist of personal and public equity financing. D. include debt and equity financing. 12. In this study unit, you were encouraged to create a graphic representation of how you spend your time over 24 hours. It suggested using different colors to indicate your level of A. interest B. anxiety. C. detachment. D. effort. 13. As you manage your personal finances, you’ll probably want to pay attention to general conditions in the economy. One general concern for most people managing their day-to-day finances would be A. current interest rates. B. the international labor market. C. good deals in major real estate ventures. D. the likelihood of a major depression. 14. An entrepreneur estimating costs for a new business tends to avoid looking at the A. cost of capital equipment. B. escalating costs of raw materials. C. inevitability of things going wrong. D. costs associated with hiring personnel.58 Examination 15. As a bank loan officer looks over your business plan, which of the following statements is most likely to get more of her careful attention when she considers the progress your business will make? A. Your cash flow projection B. Your most recent balance sheet C. Your personal financial statement D. Your current income statement 16. When researching your prospective business, you must know your product and your A. sales pitch. B. interests. C. customer. D. skills. 17. Because consumers today are presented with so many choices, it’s generally best if your advertising is A. persistent to the point of being annoying. B. targeted to the demographic profile of the potential customer. C. consistent with your highest values. D. imaginative and amusing enough to get a person’s attention. 18. You’ve decided that you want to get your household budget under control so you can increase the proportion of money you devote to savings. Your first step will be to A. check out wise investments. B. open a savings account. C. think about how you most enjoy spending your time. D. keep track of your expenses for a period of time. 19. In the most basic terms, while working out the business process of production and marketing, you’ll want to be continually prepared for A. finding innovative ways to reduce expenses. B. locating new blood to replace employees who don’t work out. C. balancing growth against the need for increasing your profits. D. adapting to new conditions in the market and within your organization. 20. Prior to opening your new gift shop, you’ll want to locate dependable suppliers before completing the _______ process. A. research B. planning C. operations

Questions 1–20: Select the one best answer to each question

 

1. Assuming you own a home, where would the appraisal value of your home go in a personal balance sheet?

A. Under liabilities

B. Within the equity total

C. Under assets

D. Under both the equity and the liabilities sections

2. When you work within an organization, you’re typically not taught to

A. follow a supervised plan for managing your time.

B. act as your own supervisor.

C. act in ways that are derived from established procedures.

D. identify yourself with your job or position.

3. When budgeting for your immediate needs, you should divide them into

A. immediate and discretionary expenses.

B. fixed and immediate expenses.

C. discretionary and fixed expenses.

D. fixed and intermittent expenses.

4. According to the discussion of the “color of money,” blue money is

A. money spent wisely.

B. money set aside for emergencies and unexpected expenses.

C. currently expended green money.

D. invested for the long term.

5. In ancient Greece, a group of people living together with the common purpose of taking care of each other through economic activity was called a(n)

A. household.

C. economy.

B. commune.

D. community.

6. In thinking about the “color of money,” which color would correspond to a DVD player charged on a department store credit card?

A. Blue

B. Green

C. Red

D. Gray

7. As you do your _______ when considering a business venture, you should consider factors such as your financial resources, your special skills, where you live, and what you like to do with your time.

A. evaluating

B. creative thinking

C. marketing and production

D. planning

8. You’re in search of the job that will give you a sense of self-esteem and allow you to employ your skills. Which among the four general types of life goals are you mainly pursuing?

A. Establishing your values

B. Establishing primary relationships

C. Seeking your ideal social place

D. Surviving in the jungle of competition

9. You’re in the process of setting up a business plan. In particular, you’re thinking about how to work your plan. You need to focus on two process considerations. The first concerns organization of the business; the second concerns the operations of the business, such as

A. deciding who will do what and when.

B. contacting potential investors.

C. working out a pricing scheme.

D. thinking out your mission statement.

10. In working out your plan for pricing your products, you decide to keep your prices at about the same level as similar businesses in adjoining states. This could best be described as a _______ approach.

A. skimming

B. simple comparison

C. market penetration

D. competitive

11. You’ve decided to capitalize your new business through a bank loan and through offering stock to a limited number of investors. Your initial funding will

A. include equity and start-up financing.

B. consist of debt financing through investors.

C. consist of personal and public equity financing.

D. include debt and equity financing.

12. In this study unit, you were encouraged to create a graphic representation of how you spend your time over 24 hours. It suggested using different colors to indicate your level of

A. interest

B. anxiety.

C. detachment.

D. effort.

13. As you manage your personal finances, you’ll probably want to pay attention to general conditions in the economy. One general concern for most people managing their day-to-day finances would be

A. current interest rates.

B. the international labor market.

C. good deals in major real estate ventures.

D. the likelihood of a major depression.

14. An entrepreneur estimating costs for a new business tends to avoid looking at the

A. cost of capital equipment.

B. escalating costs of raw materials.

C. inevitability of things going wrong.

D. costs associated with hiring personnel.58 Examination

15. As a bank loan officer looks over your business plan, which of the following statements is most likely to get more of her careful attention when she considers the progress your business will make?

A. Your cash flow projection

B. Your most recent balance sheet

C. Your personal financial statement

D. Your current income statement

16. When researching your prospective business, you must know your product and your

A. sales pitch.

B. interests.

C. customer.

D. skills.

17. Because consumers today are presented with so many choices, it’s generally best if your advertising is

A. persistent to the point of being annoying.

B. targeted to the demographic profile of the potential customer.

C. consistent with your highest values.

D. imaginative and amusing enough to get a person’s attention.

18. You’ve decided that you want to get your household budget under control so you can increase the proportion of money you devote to savings. Your first step will be to

A. check out wise investments.

B. open a savings account.

C. think about how you most enjoy spending your time.

D. keep track of your expenses for a period of time.

19. In the most basic terms, while working out the business process of production and marketing, you’ll want to be continually prepared for

A. finding innovative ways to reduce expenses.

B. locating new blood to replace employees who don’t work out.

C. balancing growth against the need for increasing your profits.

D. adapting to new conditions in the market and within your organization.

20. Prior to opening your new gift shop, you’ll want to locate dependable suppliers before

completing the _______ process.

A. research

B. planning

C. operations

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Question 1 (11 marks) Rigot Ltd. manufactures landscaping equipment known for durability. The unionized workforce renews its contract every five years, with the most recent agreement signed last year which provided for a 2% salary increase per year. The following is the budget for 2012 based on the production of 20,000 units. Budget Direct Materials $ 3,080,000 Direct Labor 2,500,000 Variable Overhead 700,000 Fixed Overhead 900,000 Total$ 7,180,000 Average Cost per unit$ 359 Information available for standards utilized for 2012: Direct materials $11 per KG Direct labor $25 per hour The Year 2012 in Review: During 2012 the actual production was 20,000 units. At the start of 2012 the senior management decided to buy materials from a new supplier for $15 per KG. Management was excited when they found out that the actual labor hours per unit was three less than the standard. In addition, since overhead is driven primarily by labor the variable overhead decreased by $180,000 and the fixed overhead was reduced by $60,000. Actual material used per unit was 18 KG and the actual average labor rate was $30 per hour. The company implemented a just-in-time inventory system in 2011. REQUIRED: a) Calculate the material price variance.(2 marks) b) Calculate the material quantity variance.(2 marks) c) Calculate the labor rate variance.(2 marks) d) Calculate the labor efficiency variance.(2 marks) e) Analyze the 2012 results- specifically, the variances. Do you support the decision to change suppliers? Explain with supporting calculations.(3 marks) 2 Question 2 (18 marks) Cosmo Corp. manufactures two electronic parts: K100 and K200. The company operates in a very competitive industry and their products compete directly with several other products. The CEO has played an active role in pricing the products and in decisions to add or drop product lines. The CEO is quite concerned with the decreasing sales of the K100 and is convinced that action must be taken to remedy the problem. Sales of K100 dropped significantly in 2012 while the sales of the K200 have increased. At the end of 2011, the marketing department persuaded the CEO to pursue an advertising campaign to raise the sales of the K100. The subsequent 1,000 unit annual drop in sales of K100 (compared to 2011) has left the CEO furious. The production manager has assured the CEO that the quality of the product has remained constant. The CEO is considering: 1) Firing the sales staff and sales/administrative manager of K100 2) Dropping the K100 2012 2011 Total Units (produced/sold) 22,000 15,000 Manufacturing Overhead Costs $3,860,000 $3,300,000 Product Information for 2012: K200 K100 Sales Price/Unit $ 210 $ 260 Unit Sales 10,000 units 12,000 units Direct materials per unit $80.00 $29.17 Direct labor per unit $20.00 $25.00 Other information: The variable overhead cost per unit for the K100 and K200 is the same. Each product has a sales/administrative manager who is paid $72,000. The K100 leases factory equipment at $50,000 per annum while the K200 uses fully amortized/depreciated equipment that has a market value of $93,000. The company is not operating at full capacity. REQUIRED: a. Prepare a segmented income statement for 2012 to “evaluate” the products.(10 marks) b. Should Cosmo drop the K100 product? (2 marks) c. Respond to the CEO’s intention to fire personnel. Should they be fired? Provide reasons for why they should or should not be fired? Based on the segmented income statement, what recommendations do you have for the company re: the two products?(2 marks) d. The K300, a new product, is being considered with expected sales of 5,000 units at $135 each for the first year. K300’s sales growth per annum for the next three years is projected at 3%. Direct material, direct labor and VOH total $120 per unit. The K300 would require a specially trained manager at a cost of $80,000 per year. Should the company add the K300? Provide calculations with explanations for your analysis/conclusion where appropriate.(4 marks) 3 Question 3 (22 marks) The YAK Ventures specializes in producing and distributing organic fudge throughout Canada. The company operates three autonomous and decentralized divisions: Western, Central and Eastern. The company’s cost of capital is only 3% and each division is expected to earn a return of at least this amount. Sales data for the year ended 2012 for the divisions: Central Western Eastern Sales Volume 405,000 325,000 395,000 Sales Price $8.08 $7.80 $8.20 Average Invested assets for each division: Central Western Eastern Invested Assets $4,256,000 $4,125,000 $3,912,000 Total Fixed costs for the Company: Amortization & Lease $633,000 Advertising $546,000 Salaries $1,283,000 Legal and Audit $120,000 Other General and Administrative $135,000 Total $2,717,000 •The variable cost to produce the fudge for Western and Eastern was $3 per bottle. Central’s variable cost to produce the fudge was 1/3 higher than the other divisions’. •All divisions incur $1.50 per unit to package the bottles after they are produced. •The divisions hire sales representatives to sell the product within their territory. The commissions are 10% of sales except for Eastern whose representatives get 15%. •Amortization expense was $155,000 $135,000 and $128,000 for Central, Western and Eastern, respectively. This amortization calculation was based on units of production. •Head office leases equipment for the divisions. The Central and Western division each had lease expense equal to ½ of the $70,000 lease expense for the Eastern Division. The remaining amortization expense was for a computer system used by all divisions that is located at the Head office (Vancouver). •Advertising costs for divisional radio and newspaper ad campaigns directed by the divisions were: Central Western Eastern $ 101,250 $ 81,250 $ 98,750 •There was also a national T.V. campaign to promote YAK for which the advertising agency directly billed YAK. $240,000 was billed by a national advertising agency which worked equally and separately on all three divisions. •Central, Western and Eastern had $155,000, $195,000 and $225,000 in divisional office salaries, respectively.In addition, each division also has a controller hired by Head Office at $105,000 per year.The CEO was paid $200,000 and managed the sales forces for Central and Western Divisions. Eastern had its own sales manager hired at $150,000 per year by the Head Office. Remaining salaried employees worked at the Head Office. 4 •The auditors are appointed by the company’s board of directors.It is not possible to specifically differentiate what audit expenses were incurred for each of the divisions, except for $45,000 that was billed for the total of 60 hours which were equally spent auditing at each division. •The company’s invested asset base at the end of the year was $12,651,048, a 6% increase over the previous year. Required: a) The Manager of Central has been bragging that he has the highest sales level and therefore he expects to achieve the highest bonus this year. Prepare segmented information to show the performance of the divisions and the performance of the managers. (14 marks) b) Based on your analysis above, calculate the performance of the divisions using return on investment (ROI). Which division outperformed the other divisions this year?(3 marks) c) Calculate the Residual Income for Western.(1 mark) d) Holly, the manager of the Western has been contacted by a soy sauce manufacture to sell organic soy sauce under a Yak-Soy brand name. The sales manager for Western has calculated that this will increase income by $150,000 for the division. An analysis of the soy fermenting process indicates that they will need to spend $75,000 on the necessary equipment. Would Holly be likely to accept this offer from the Soy manufacturer?(2 marks) Identify and thoughtfully explain two other issues that the manager should consider before making this decision.(2 marks) ONLY SUBMITTHE PAGES THAT START WITH “NAME”(pages 5?10). 5 294 – ASSIGNMENT #5 NAME (Last, First): _______________________________ Student number:_________________ Q1 Grade _______ Q2 Grade _______ Q3 Grade _______ Total = _______ [out of 51] Question 1 (11 marks) a) Calculate the material price variance. b) Calculate the material quantity variance. c) Calculate the labor rate variance. d) Calculate the labor efficiency variance. e) Analyze the 2012 results- specifically, the variances. Do you support the decision to change suppliers? Explain with supporting calculations. 6 Question 2 (18 marks) a) Prepare a segmented income statement for 2012.: K200 K100 Total b) Should Cosmo drop the K100 product? 7 c) Provide reasons for why they should or should not be fired? Based on the segmented income statement, what recommendations do you have for the company re: the two products? d) Should the company add the K300? Provide calculations with explanations where appropriate. 8 Question 3 (22 marks) a) Prepare segmented information to show the performance of the divisions and the performance of the managers. TOTAL Central Western Eastern 9 b) Based on your analysis above, calculate the performance of the divisions using return on investment. Which division outperformed the other divisions this year? ROI (Central): ROI (Western): ROI (Eastern): c) Calculate the Residual Income (EVA) for Western. d) Would Holly be likely to accept this offer from the Soy manufacturer? Show your calculations and provided explanations where appropriate. Additionally, identify and thoughtfully explain two other issues (qualitative) that the manager should consider before making this decision. 10 Qualitative #1 Qualitative #2

Question 1 (11 marks)

Rigot Ltd. manufactures landscaping equipment known for durability. The unionized workforce

renews its contract every five years, with the most recent agreement signed last year which

provided for a 2% salary increase per year. The following is the budget for 2012 based on the

production of 20,000 units.

Budget

Direct Materials $ 3,080,000

Direct Labor 2,500,000

Variable Overhead 700,000

Fixed Overhead 900,000

Total$ 7,180,000

Average Cost per unit$ 359

Information available for standards utilized for 2012:

Direct materials $11 per KG

Direct labor $25 per hour

The Year 2012 in Review:

During 2012 the actual production was 20,000 units. At the start of 2012 the senior

management decided to buy materials from a new supplier for $15 per KG. Management was

excited when they found out that the actual labor hours per unit was three less than the

standard. In addition, since overhead is driven primarily by labor the variable overhead

decreased by $180,000 and the fixed overhead was reduced by $60,000.

Actual material used per unit was 18 KG and the actual average labor rate was $30 per hour.

The company implemented a just-in-time inventory system in 2011.

REQUIRED:

a) Calculate the material price variance.(2 marks)

b) Calculate the material quantity variance.(2 marks)

c) Calculate the labor rate variance.(2 marks)

d) Calculate the labor efficiency variance.(2 marks)

e) Analyze the 2012 results- specifically, the variances. Do you support the decision to

change suppliers? Explain with supporting calculations.(3 marks)

2

Question 2 (18 marks)

Cosmo Corp. manufactures two electronic parts: K100 and K200. The company operates in a

very competitive industry and their products compete directly with several other products. The

CEO has played an active role in pricing the products and in decisions to add or drop product

lines. The CEO is quite concerned with the decreasing sales of the K100 and is convinced

that action must be taken to remedy the problem.

Sales of K100 dropped significantly in 2012 while the sales of the K200 have increased. At the

end of 2011, the marketing department persuaded the CEO to pursue an advertising campaign

to raise the sales of the K100. The subsequent 1,000 unit annual drop in sales of K100

(compared to 2011) has left the CEO furious. The production manager has assured the CEO

that the quality of the product has remained constant.

The CEO is considering:

1) Firing the sales staff and sales/administrative manager of K100

2) Dropping the K100

2012 2011

Total Units (produced/sold) 22,000 15,000

Manufacturing Overhead Costs $3,860,000 $3,300,000

Product Information for 2012: K200 K100

Sales Price/Unit $ 210 $ 260

Unit Sales 10,000 units 12,000 units

Direct materials per unit $80.00 $29.17

Direct labor per unit $20.00 $25.00

Other information:

The variable overhead cost per unit for the K100 and K200 is the same. Each product has a

sales/administrative manager who is paid $72,000. The K100 leases factory equipment at

$50,000 per annum while the K200 uses fully amortized/depreciated equipment that has a

market value of $93,000. The company is not operating at full capacity.

REQUIRED:

a. Prepare a segmented income statement for 2012 to “evaluate” the products.(10 marks)

b. Should Cosmo drop the K100 product? (2 marks)

c. Respond to the CEO’s intention to fire personnel. Should they be fired? Provide reasons

for why they should or should not be fired? Based on the segmented income statement,

what recommendations do you have for the company re: the two products?(2 marks)

d. The K300, a new product, is being considered with expected sales of 5,000 units at $135

each for the first year. K300’s sales growth per annum for the next three years is projected

at 3%. Direct material, direct labor and VOH total $120 per unit. The K300 would require a

specially trained manager at a cost of $80,000 per year. Should the company add the

K300? Provide calculations with explanations for your analysis/conclusion where

appropriate.(4 marks)

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Question 3 (22 marks)

The YAK Ventures specializes in producing and distributing organic fudge throughout Canada.

The company operates three autonomous and decentralized divisions: Western, Central and

Eastern. The company’s cost of capital is only 3% and each division is expected to earn a

return of at least this amount.

Sales data for the year ended 2012 for the divisions:

Central Western Eastern

Sales Volume 405,000 325,000 395,000

Sales Price $8.08 $7.80 $8.20

Average Invested assets for each division:

Central Western Eastern

Invested Assets $4,256,000 $4,125,000 $3,912,000

Total Fixed costs for the Company:

Amortization & Lease $633,000

Advertising $546,000

Salaries $1,283,000

Legal and Audit $120,000

Other General and Administrative $135,000

Total $2,717,000

•The variable cost to produce the fudge for Western and Eastern was $3 per bottle.

Central’s variable cost to produce the fudge was 1/3 higher than the other divisions’.

•All divisions incur $1.50 per unit to package the bottles after they are produced.

•The divisions hire sales representatives to sell the product within their territory. The

commissions are 10% of sales except for Eastern whose representatives get 15%.

•Amortization expense was $155,000 $135,000 and $128,000 for Central, Western and

Eastern, respectively. This amortization calculation was based on units of production.

•Head office leases equipment for the divisions. The Central and Western division each had

lease expense equal to ½ of the $70,000 lease expense for the Eastern Division. The

remaining amortization expense was for a computer system used by all divisions that is

located at the Head office (Vancouver).

•Advertising costs for divisional radio and newspaper ad campaigns directed by the divisions

were:

Central Western Eastern

$ 101,250 $ 81,250 $ 98,750

•There was also a national T.V. campaign to promote YAK for which the advertising agency

directly billed YAK. $240,000 was billed by a national advertising agency which worked

equally and separately on all three divisions.

•Central, Western and Eastern had $155,000, $195,000 and $225,000 in divisional office

salaries, respectively.In addition, each division also has a controller hired by Head

Office at $105,000 per year.The CEO was paid $200,000 and managed the sales forces

for Central and Western Divisions. Eastern had its own sales manager hired at $150,000

per year by the Head Office. Remaining salaried employees worked at the Head Office.

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The auditors are appointed by the company’s board of directors.It is not possible to

specifically differentiate what audit expenses were incurred for each of the divisions, except

for $45,000 that was billed for the total of 60 hours which were equally spent auditing at

each division.

•The company’s invested asset base at the end of the year was $12,651,048, a 6% increase

over the previous year.

Required:

a) The Manager of Central has been bragging that he has the highest sales level and

therefore he expects to achieve the highest bonus this year. Prepare segmented

information to show the performance of the divisions and the performance of the managers.

(14 marks)

b) Based on your analysis above, calculate the performance of the divisions using return on

investment (ROI). Which division outperformed the other divisions this year?(3 marks)

c) Calculate the Residual Income for Western.(1 mark)

d) Holly, the manager of the Western has been contacted by a soy sauce manufacture to sell

organic soy sauce under a Yak-Soy brand name. The sales manager for Western has

calculated that this will increase income by $150,000 for the division. An analysis of the

soy fermenting process indicates that they will need to spend $75,000 on the necessary

equipment.

Would Holly be likely to accept this offer from the Soy manufacturer?(2 marks)

Identify and thoughtfully explain two other issues that the manager should consider before

making this decision.(2 marks)

ONLY SUBMITTHE PAGES THAT START WITH “NAME”(pages 5?10).

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294 – ASSIGNMENT #5 NAME (Last, First): _______________________________

Student number:_________________

Q1 Grade _______ Q2 Grade _______ Q3 Grade _______ Total = _______ [out of 51]

Question 1 (11 marks)

a) Calculate the material price variance.

b) Calculate the material quantity variance.

c) Calculate the labor rate variance.

d) Calculate the labor efficiency variance.

e) Analyze the 2012 results- specifically, the variances. Do you support the decision to

change suppliers? Explain with supporting calculations.

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Question 2 (18 marks)

a) Prepare a segmented income statement for 2012.:

K200 K100 Total

b) Should Cosmo drop the K100 product?

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c) Provide reasons for why they should or should not be fired? Based on the segmented

income statement, what recommendations do you have for the company re: the two

products?

d) Should the company add the K300? Provide calculations with explanations where

appropriate.

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Question 3 (22 marks)

a) Prepare segmented information to show the performance of the divisions and the

performance of the managers.

TOTAL Central Western Eastern

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b) Based on your analysis above, calculate the performance of the divisions using return on

investment. Which division outperformed the other divisions this year?

ROI (Central):

ROI (Western):

ROI (Eastern):

c) Calculate the Residual Income (EVA) for Western.

d) Would Holly be likely to accept this offer from the Soy manufacturer? Show your

calculations and provided explanations where appropriate. Additionally, identify and

thoughtfully explain two other issues (qualitative) that the manager should consider before

making this decision.

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Qualitative #1

Qualitative #2

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1. A truck, costing $25,000 and uninsured, was wrecked the very first day it was used. It can either be disposed of for $5,000 cash and be replaced with a similar truck costing $27,000, or rebuilt for $20,000 and be brand new as far as operating characteristics and looks are concerned. The best choice provides a net savings of: (Points : 2) $2,000. $5,000. $7,000. $12,000. 2. A decision bias is an inherent tendency of most decision makers that leads to incorrect decisions. An example of decision bias is: (Points : 2) Failure to consider all relevant costs. Failure to properly identify sunk costs as irrelevant. Failure to consider opportunity cost. Failure to adjust for the time value of money. 3. The opportunity cost of making a component part in a factory with excess capacity for which there is no alternative use is: (Points : 2) The variable manufacturing cost of the component. The total manufacturing cost of the component. The total variable cost of the component. The fixed manufacturing cost of the component. Zero. 4. Done on a regular basis, relevant cost pricing in special order decisions can erode normal pricing policies and lead to: (Points : 2) Overconfidence in decision-making. A loss in the firm’s profitability. Conflicting goals between management and sales personnel. A cost leadership strategy. Maximization of resources. 5. Which one of the following is most descriptive of strategic analysis? (Points : 2) Quantitative. Customer focus. Short-term focus. Individual product focus. Not linked to the firm’s strategy. 6. An effective analysis of sales mix needs to include an analysis of: (Points : 2) Value chain analysis. Production constraints. Sales mix costing. Revenue forecasting. Joint manufacturing costs. 7. The opportunity cost of making a component part in a factory with no excess capacity is the: (Points : 2) Variable manufacturing cost of the component. Fixed manufacturing cost of the component. Total manufacturing cost of the component. Cost of the production given up in order to manufacture the component. Net benefit foregone from the best alternative use of the capacity required. 8. Special orders: (Points : 2) Are frequent. Are infrequent. Commonly represent a large part of a firm’s overall business. Can never be profitable to a firm. 9. A profitable company pays $100,000 wages and has depreciation expense of $100,000. The company’s income tax rate is 40%. The after-tax effects on cash flow are a net cash outflow of: (Points : 2) $40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $60,000 for depreciation expenses. $40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $40,000 for depreciation expenses. $60,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $60,000 for depreciation expenses. $60,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $40,000 for depreciation expenses. $40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $100,000 for depreciation expenses. 10. You just bought a new car for $125,000. Before you had time to get insurance, the car was wrecked. Weird Wally offers to take it off your hands for $10,000. You can then purchase a similar model for $128,000. A body-shop with an excellent reputation offers to rebuild it for $90,000 and loan you a similar model while the vehicle is being rebuilt. Once rebuilt, the body-shop claims, it will run like a new car and nobody will be able to tell the difference. What would you do from a financial point of view? (Points : 2) Rebuild to save $13,000. Rebuild to save $28,000. Rebuild to save $38,000. Sell to Weird Wally and save $7,000. 11. Operating at or near full capacity will require a firm considering a special order to recognize potentially the: (Points : 2) Opportunity cost from lost sales. Value of full employment. Time value of money. Need for good management. Value of capacity resource management. 12. The excess of the present value of future cash flows over the initial investment outlay for a project is the: (Points : 2) Internal rate of return (IRR) of the project. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR) on the project. Book (accounting) rate of return for the project. Net present value (NPV) of the project. Modified internal rate of return (MIRR) of the project. 13. The value chain analysis used in connection with the make or buy decision often leads a firm to make use of: (Points : 2) Activity-based costing. Cost-volume profit analysis. Outsourcing activities. Relevant cost-based pricing. 14. Which one of the following is correct for determining relevant costs? (Points : 2) Differential. Integrative. Long-term focus. Subjective. Opportunistic. 15. Which one of the following methods assumes that all interim cash inflows generated by an investment earn a return equal to the internal rate of return (IRR) of the investment? (Points : 2) Modified internal rate of return (MIRR). Payback. Net present value (NPV). Present value index (PI). Internal rate of return method (IRR). 16. When the internal rate of return (IRR) method and the net present value (NPV) method do not yield the same recommendation for the same investment project, the technique normally selected is: (Points : 2) IRR, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the rate of the cost of capital and because it takes into consideration the relative size of the initial investment. NPV, because it takes into consideration the relative size of the initial investment. IRR, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the discount rate that will make the NPV of the project equal to zero. NPV, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the discount rate that will make the NPV of the project equal to zero. 17. In making capital budgeting decisions, the principal focus is on: (Points : 2) Cash flows only. Timing of the cash flows only. Cash flows and the timing of the cash flows. Accounting-based measures of revenues and expenses. Nonfinancial performance indicators. 18. Generally speaking, when ranking two mutually exclusive investments with different initial amounts, management should give first priority to the project: (Points : 2) That generates cash flows for the longer period of time. Whose net after-tax cash flows equal the initial investment outlay. That has the greater accounting rate of return (ARR). Whose cash flows vary the least. That has the greater profitability index (PI). 19. Which one of the following capital budgeting decision models consists of dividing the total initial investment outlay by annual after-tax cash inflows (when such inflows are assumed equal over time)? (Points : 2) Profitability index. Payback period. Book (accounting) rate of return. Internal rate of return. Adjusted payback period. 20. Which of the following is not one of the four general classes of real options? (Points : 2) Expansion option. Exercise option. Abandonment option. Investment-timing option (e.g., delay) 21. The term “breakeven after-tax cash flow” represents: (Points : 2) A pessimistic estimate in a typical scenario analysis. An optimistic estimate in a typical scenario analysis. The amount of after-tax cash flow needed to generate a return equal to a project’s IRR. The cash flow needed to generate an IRR of zero. An estimate that can be arrived at using Goal Seek in Excel. 22. Which one of the following statements concerning capital budgeting is not true? (Points : 2) A basic objective underlying capital budgeting is to select assets that will earn a satisfactory return. Capital budgeting is the process of planning asset investments. Capital budgeting is based on precise estimates of future events. Capital budgeting involves estimating the revenues and costs of each proposed project, evaluating their merits, and choosing those worthy of investment. Capital budgeting uses after-tax cash flows in the analysis of proposed investments. 23. Which of the following statements regarding capital investment analysis is false? (Points : 2) A long-term planning horizon is assumed. Benefits of potential investment projects are conceptually expressed in terms of accounting income (or reduction in costs). Project acceptance decisions are based on models that explicitly incorporate the time value of money. Need to incorporate income-tax effects in the analysis, for both revenues (gains) as well as expenses (losses). Discounted cash flow (DCF) decision models are used by a majority of large organizations. 24. Omaha Plating Corporation is considering purchasing a machine for $1,500,000. The machine will generate a constant after-tax income of $100,000 per year for 15 years. The firm will use straight-line (SL) depreciation for the new machine over 10 years with no residual value. What is the payback period for the new machine, under the assumption that cash inflows occur evenly throughout the year? (Points : 2) 4 years. 5 years. 6 years. 10 years. 15 years. 25. The capital budgeting method(s) that is (are) most likely to provide consistency between data for capital budgeting and data for subsequent performance evaluation is (are) the: (Points : 2) Payback period. Discounted cash flow (DCF) methods. Book (i.e., accounting) rate of return method. Discounted payback period. Cash-flow proxy method.

1. A truck, costing $25,000 and uninsured, was wrecked the very first day it was used. It can either be disposed of for $5,000 cash and be replaced with a similar truck costing $27,000, or rebuilt for $20,000 and be brand new as far as operating characteristics and looks are concerned. The best choice provides a net savings of: (Points : 2)
$2,000.
$5,000.
$7,000.
$12,000.

2. A decision bias is an inherent tendency of most decision makers that leads to incorrect decisions. An example of decision bias is: (Points : 2)
Failure to consider all relevant costs.
Failure to properly identify sunk costs as irrelevant.
Failure to consider opportunity cost.
Failure to adjust for the time value of money.

3. The opportunity cost of making a component part in a factory with excess capacity for which there is no alternative use is: (Points : 2)
The variable manufacturing cost of the component.
The total manufacturing cost of the component.
The total variable cost of the component.
The fixed manufacturing cost of the component.
Zero.

4. Done on a regular basis, relevant cost pricing in special order decisions can erode normal pricing policies and lead to: (Points : 2)
Overconfidence in decision-making.
A loss in the firm’s profitability.
Conflicting goals between management and sales personnel.
A cost leadership strategy.
Maximization of resources.

5. Which one of the following is most descriptive of strategic analysis? (Points : 2)
Quantitative.
Customer focus.
Short-term focus.
Individual product focus.
Not linked to the firm’s strategy.

6. An effective analysis of sales mix needs to include an analysis of: (Points : 2)
Value chain analysis.
Production constraints.
Sales mix costing.
Revenue forecasting.
Joint manufacturing costs.

7. The opportunity cost of making a component part in a factory with no excess capacity is the: (Points : 2)
Variable manufacturing cost of the component.
Fixed manufacturing cost of the component.
Total manufacturing cost of the component.
Cost of the production given up in order to manufacture the component.
Net benefit foregone from the best alternative use of the capacity required.

8. Special orders: (Points : 2)
Are frequent.
Are infrequent.
Commonly represent a large part of a firm’s overall business.
Can never be profitable to a firm.

9. A profitable company pays $100,000 wages and has depreciation expense of $100,000. The company’s income tax rate is 40%. The after-tax effects on cash flow are a net cash outflow of: (Points : 2)
$40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $60,000 for depreciation expenses.
$40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $40,000 for depreciation expenses.
$60,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $60,000 for depreciation expenses.
$60,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $40,000 for depreciation expenses.
$40,000 for wages and a net cash inflow of $100,000 for depreciation expenses.

10. You just bought a new car for $125,000. Before you had time to get insurance, the car was wrecked. Weird Wally offers to take it off your hands for $10,000. You can then purchase a similar model for $128,000. A body-shop with an excellent reputation offers to rebuild it for $90,000 and loan you a similar model while the vehicle is being rebuilt. Once rebuilt, the body-shop claims, it will run like a new car and nobody will be able to tell the difference. What would you do from a financial point of view? (Points : 2)
Rebuild to save $13,000.
Rebuild to save $28,000.
Rebuild to save $38,000.
Sell to Weird Wally and save $7,000.

11. Operating at or near full capacity will require a firm considering a special order to recognize potentially the: (Points : 2)
Opportunity cost from lost sales.
Value of full employment.
Time value of money.
Need for good management.
Value of capacity resource management.

12. The excess of the present value of future cash flows over the initial investment outlay for a project is the: (Points : 2)
Internal rate of return (IRR) of the project.
Modified internal rate of return (MIRR) on the project.
Book (accounting) rate of return for the project.
Net present value (NPV) of the project.
Modified internal rate of return (MIRR) of the project.

13. The value chain analysis used in connection with the make or buy decision often leads a firm to make use of: (Points : 2)
Activity-based costing.
Cost-volume profit analysis.
Outsourcing activities.
Relevant cost-based pricing.

14. Which one of the following is correct for determining relevant costs? (Points : 2)
Differential.
Integrative.
Long-term focus.
Subjective.
Opportunistic.

15. Which one of the following methods assumes that all interim cash inflows generated by an investment earn a return equal to the internal rate of return (IRR) of the investment? (Points : 2)
Modified internal rate of return (MIRR).
Payback.
Net present value (NPV).
Present value index (PI).
Internal rate of return method (IRR).

16. When the internal rate of return (IRR) method and the net present value (NPV) method do not yield the same recommendation for the same investment project, the technique normally selected is: (Points : 2)
IRR, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the rate of the cost of capital and because it takes into consideration the relative size of the initial investment.
NPV, because it takes into consideration the relative size of the initial investment.
IRR, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the discount rate that will make the NPV of the project equal to zero.
NPV, because all reinvestment of funds occurs at the discount rate that will make the NPV of the project equal to zero.

17. In making capital budgeting decisions, the principal focus is on: (Points : 2)
Cash flows only.
Timing of the cash flows only.
Cash flows and the timing of the cash flows.
Accounting-based measures of revenues and expenses.
Nonfinancial performance indicators.

18. Generally speaking, when ranking two mutually exclusive investments with different initial amounts, management should give first priority to the project: (Points : 2)
That generates cash flows for the longer period of time.
Whose net after-tax cash flows equal the initial investment outlay.
That has the greater accounting rate of return (ARR).
Whose cash flows vary the least.
That has the greater profitability index (PI).

19. Which one of the following capital budgeting decision models consists of dividing the total initial investment outlay by annual after-tax cash inflows (when such inflows are assumed equal over time)? (Points : 2)
Profitability index.
Payback period.
Book (accounting) rate of return.
Internal rate of return.
Adjusted payback period.

20. Which of the following is not one of the four general classes of real options? (Points : 2)
Expansion option.
Exercise option.
Abandonment option.
Investment-timing option (e.g., delay)

21. The term “breakeven after-tax cash flow” represents: (Points : 2)
A pessimistic estimate in a typical scenario analysis.
An optimistic estimate in a typical scenario analysis.
The amount of after-tax cash flow needed to generate a return equal to a project’s IRR.
The cash flow needed to generate an IRR of zero.
An estimate that can be arrived at using Goal Seek in Excel.

22. Which one of the following statements concerning capital budgeting is not true? (Points : 2)
A basic objective underlying capital budgeting is to select assets that will earn a satisfactory return.
Capital budgeting is the process of planning asset investments.
Capital budgeting is based on precise estimates of future events.
Capital budgeting involves estimating the revenues and costs of each proposed project, evaluating their merits, and choosing those worthy of investment.
Capital budgeting uses after-tax cash flows in the analysis of proposed investments.

23. Which of the following statements regarding capital investment analysis is false? (Points : 2)
A long-term planning horizon is assumed.
Benefits of potential investment projects are conceptually expressed in terms of accounting income (or reduction in costs).
Project acceptance decisions are based on models that explicitly incorporate the time value of money.
Need to incorporate income-tax effects in the analysis, for both revenues (gains) as well as expenses (losses).
Discounted cash flow (DCF) decision models are used by a majority of large organizations.

24. Omaha Plating Corporation is considering purchasing a machine for $1,500,000. The machine will generate a constant after-tax income of $100,000 per year for 15 years. The firm will use straight-line (SL) depreciation for the new machine over 10 years with no residual value.
What is the payback period for the new machine, under the assumption that cash inflows occur evenly throughout the year? (Points : 2)
4 years.
5 years.
6 years.
10 years.
15 years.

25. The capital budgeting method(s) that is (are) most likely to provide consistency between data for capital budgeting and data for subsequent performance evaluation is (are) the: (Points : 2)
Payback period.
Discounted cash flow (DCF) methods.
Book (i.e., accounting) rate of return method.
Discounted payback period.
Cash-flow proxy method.

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Respond to the items below. 1. Explain customer-perceived value. 2. Explain total customer satisfaction. 3. What valuable functions can brands perform for a firm? 4. Given that the power of a brand resides in the minds of consumers and how it changes their response to marketing, there are two basic approaches to measuring brand equity. Briefly, describe each of these approaches. 5. Incorporating the concepts discussed in this assignment, answer the following: How does a loyal brand community support the positioning and branding of a small business? Provide an example to support your explanation.

Respond to the items below.

1. Explain customer-perceived value.

2. Explain total customer satisfaction.

3. What valuable functions can brands perform for a firm?

4. Given that the power of a brand resides in the minds of consumers and how it changes their response to marketing, there are two basic approaches to measuring brand equity. Briefly, describe each of these approaches.

5. Incorporating the concepts discussed in this assignment, answer the following: How does a loyal brand community support the positioning and branding of a small business? Provide an example to support your explanation.

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A few basic opertation management problems – MUST show WORK IN EXCEL Heizer, J., & Render, B. (2014). Operations management: Sustainability and supply chain management (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 9780132921145 9.11 Stanford Rosenburg Computing wants to establish an assembly line 9.13 Sue Helms appliances wants to establish an assembly line 9.15 The foll table details the task required for Indiana based Frank Pianki 10.25 Peter Rourke a loan processor at Wentworth bank

A few basic opertation management problems – MUST show WORK IN EXCEL

Heizer, J., & Render, B. (2014). Operations management: Sustainability and supply chain management (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 9780132921145

9.11 Stanford Rosenburg Computing wants to establish an assembly line
9.13 Sue Helms appliances wants to establish an assembly line
9.15 The foll table details the task required for Indiana based Frank Pianki
10.25 Peter Rourke a loan processor at Wentworth bank

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Margot is a 25-year-old, recreationally active female who is just beginning to train for a half marathon. She weighs 128 lbs and is 5’4” tall. She comes to you for advice regarding her training diet. She tells you that she currently does most of her long runs first thing in the morning before breakfast because she’s heard that this can burn more fat. You have her complete a diet log and she currently eats 2100 kcals per day (55% CHO, 15% protein, and 30% fat). You measure her resting metabolic rate in the laboratory and determine it is 1200 kcals/d. For this post, outline your overall diet recommendations (total kcals, composition, sources of macronutrients) for Margot, including specific information for the optimal meal to consume before, during, and after exercise. In your post, please address how your diet recommendations would affect both the acute and chronic response to exercise (make sure to discuss how diet would affect the hormonal response to exercise). Do you agree with her decision to complete her training in the morning before breakfast? How would her fuel use profile during exercise differ if she did or did not eat breakfast? Be sure to include the control or associated feedback mechanisms that may change the fuel substrate.

Margot is a 25-year-old, recreationally active female who is just beginning to train for a half marathon. She weighs 128 lbs and is 5’4” tall. She comes to you for advice regarding her training diet. She tells you that she currently does most of her long runs first thing in the morning before breakfast because she’s heard that this can burn more fat. You have her complete a diet log and she currently eats 2100 kcals per day (55% CHO, 15% protein, and 30% fat). You measure her resting metabolic rate in the laboratory and determine it is 1200 kcals/d. For this post, outline your overall diet recommendations (total kcals, composition, sources of macronutrients) for Margot, including specific information for the optimal meal to consume before, during, and after exercise. In your post, please address how your diet recommendations would affect both the acute and chronic response to exercise (make sure to discuss how diet would affect the hormonal response to exercise). Do you agree with her decision to complete her training in the morning before breakfast? How would her fuel use profile during exercise differ if she did or did not eat breakfast? Be sure to include the control or associated feedback mechanisms that may change the fuel substrate.

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Ad Campaign Read this week’s required article: “How Companies Can Get Smart About Raising Prices”. Retrieved from the Ashford University Library. In a three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages): • Explain how to successfully get customers to pay more for your products. Reference the article in support of your response. • Explain how a specific pricing strategy will allow you to raise the price on your product successfully. Ailawadi, K. L. (2013, Jul 21). How companies can get smart about raising prices; marketers too often do precisely the wrong things, alienating customers and getting little return. Here’s how they can do it right. Wall Street Journal (Online). Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

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Read this week’s required article: “How Companies Can Get Smart About Raising Prices”. Retrieved from the Ashford University Library. In a three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages): • Explain how to successfully get customers to pay more for your products. Reference the article in support of your response. • Explain how a specific pricing strategy will allow you to raise the price on your product successfully.

Ailawadi, K. L. (2013, Jul 21). How companies can get smart about raising prices; marketers too often do precisely the wrong things, alienating customers and getting little return. Here’s how they can do it right. Wall Street Journal (Online). Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

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Journal To complete the following journal entry, go to this week’s Journal link in the left navigation. Learning to Date Reflect on what you have learned about marketing and marketing planning. Why is it important for marketers to describe their products or services and their customers in the early stages of the marketing process? As you reflect on this question, think about why customers buy a good or service. In addition, think about the physical and emotional benefits that customers receive from brands and why you yourself purchase certain brands

Journal To complete the following journal entry, go to this week’s Journal link in the left navigation. Learning to Date

Reflect on what you have learned about marketing and marketing planning. Why is it important for marketers to describe their products or services and their customers in the early stages of the marketing process? As you reflect on this question, think about why customers buy a good or service. In addition, think about the physical and emotional benefits that customers receive from brands and why you yourself purchase certain brands

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Assignment 2: Developmental Disorders You have learned that the conceptualization of autism spectrum disorders as diagnoses has evolved, with the current DSM conceptualizing one neurological disorder with common characteristics, which are presented on a wide continuum, rather than separate disorders such as Asperger’s disorder or autistic disorder. Watch the video It’s a Different World. You may use the link provided or locate the video in the AUO library. Describe the symptoms or characteristics of autism spectrum disorder you saw illustrated in the video that you learned about in your readings. You have learned that autism is a spectrum disorder, with some children functioning at the lower end, requiring a lot of support, and others at the higher end, needing minimal support. Describe strengths and challenges that were noted for the children in the video? Explain why it is important for a clinician to evaluate strengths and challenges in order to work with children, families, and educators. Drawing on your readings, the video, and any other peer-reviewed sources you find relevant, explain whether research supports separate disorders (e.g., Asperger’s disorder, autistic disorder) or one disorder with a continuum of severity. Write a paper that is a minimum of 3 pages, not including a cover page and reference list. Format your paper using APA standards, to citation of sources, including in-text citations and full references. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

Assignment 2: Developmental Disorders

You have learned that the conceptualization of autism spectrum disorders as diagnoses has evolved, with the current DSM conceptualizing one neurological disorder with common characteristics, which are presented on a wide continuum, rather than separate disorders such as Asperger’s disorder or autistic disorder.

Watch the video It’s a Different World. You may use the link provided or locate the video in the AUO library.

Describe the symptoms or characteristics of autism spectrum disorder you saw illustrated in the video that you learned about in your readings. You have learned that autism is a spectrum disorder, with some children functioning at the lower end, requiring a lot of support, and others at the higher end, needing minimal support. Describe strengths and challenges that were noted for the children in the video?

Explain why it is important for a clinician to evaluate strengths and challenges in order to work with children, families, and educators. Drawing on your readings, the video, and any other peer-reviewed sources you find relevant, explain whether research supports separate disorders (e.g., Asperger’s disorder, autistic disorder) or one disorder with a continuum of severity. Write a paper that is a minimum of 3 pages, not including a cover page and reference list. Format your paper using APA standards, to citation of sources, including in-text citations and full references. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

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The case study for the tenth tutorial is “The changing value of skills”, pages 445–446 of the textbook. The question for the analytical exercise is, How would you expect technological advances to effect the value of skilled workers? Word count limit 100

The case study for the tenth tutorial is “The changing value of skills”, pages 445–446 of the textbook. The question for the analytical exercise is, How would you expect technological advances to effect the value of skilled workers?

Word count limit 100

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Research Project will be 8 – 10 pages (Not including cover sheet, abstract and reference page – a minimum of 5 references will be used) on any subject involving Conflict Negotiation and management. Papers will be in APA format and a synopsis given by the student on the last night of class. I need to get an A on this. The research needs to be 100% plagiarism free.

Research Project will be 8 – 10 pages (Not including cover sheet, abstract and reference page – a minimum of 5 references will be used) on any subject involving Conflict Negotiation and management. Papers will be in APA format and a synopsis given by the student on the last night of class.

I need to get an A on this. The research needs to be 100% plagiarism free.

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Financial Research Report- Company chosen: Sony Corp The purpose of this assignment is to test the students’ ability to research, analyze and present financial information. The students will be required to research key financial data, analyze the information, apply the appropriate financial concepts and formulas and prepare a credible management level financial report. OBJECTIVE The specific objective of this graded written research exercise is to prepare an “executive level financial report” to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a mythical company in which you are employed as a financial analyst. This report will pertain to the financial evaluation of a real, publicly-traded, company. It will require independent research (web-based or library), careful financial analysis, and the proper application of key financial theories and formulas. The company that is to be analyzed for this project is (company selected by instructor). The list of the assigned companies is posted in the conference area titled “The list of the assigned companies for the project”. Alternatively, you can request me to approve another publicly traded company. This request must be submitted before the end of the first week of the course. The request must include: a. identification of the company by ticker symbol and name b. a reasonable and appropriate explanation of why you want to examine the alternative company c. the source of the analyst’s report that will be used in the analysis (which must be submitted to me) d. acknowledgement by you that all of the specific elements of the assignment (see below) will be prepared by you and included in the final research project report SITUATION You are a financial analyst with the mythical High Technology Corporation (“HTC”). HTC is an established manufacturer of a line of electronic components, which services an international market. HTC is currently a new fully-integrated wireless communication service for world-wide use. A competitive technical and economic product evaluation has determined that THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) (a real publicly-traded company) is the best potential candidate for a long-term commitment. THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) is offering a competitively favorable deal. However, based on some serious general concerns about the fallout of companies in the industry in general, the CEO has asked your CFO to conduct a financial analysis of THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) to determine if it is prudent to commit to this company’s communication system. The cost of cutting over to the new communications system is significant and any interruption in support during the next few years would adversely affect HTC’s performance and profit. Specifically, the question is: will THE COMPANY be financially viable over the next two to three years? YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT Your specific assignment is to research, analyze, and prepare a report for the CFO on the actual financial performance of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for the last three years. In addition to reviewing the traditional financial performance indicators, you are also to review THE COMPANY’S past and current stock performance for the last one year. Your report is to consist of three parts: (1) An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S financial performance for the last year. DuPont analysis is required for the last 3 years. (2) An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S stock performance for the last one year. (3) Finally, a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not THE COMPANY’S recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment. To assist you in your task, the CFO has provided the following general guidance. Since it is recognized that the industry is undergoing a major contraction, it is very important to comparatively evaluate THE COMPANY’S financial and stock performance trends against its Industry. You may wish to include all necessary and relevant financial performance and stock information, trends, and projections in supporting your recommendation. These factors may include, financial ratio trends and industry comparatives, capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations, bond rating valuations, and management and investment reports – when these documents are available. REPORT REQUIREMENTS YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT Research and analyze the following information for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). –Annual Balance Sheets for THE COMPANY for the last three years. –The Income Statements for THE COMPANY the last three years. — Annual reports, 10K or 10Q—— –Industry norms ———– —Analysts’ reports on performance — Management reports or press releases Using this information the students have to develop evaluation of the financial performance for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). (Totally 85% of the assignment grade) 1. Background and Industry (one short paragraph). 2.Select of most significant financial performance results for the company: Compare Revenue, net income, working capital, total assets for the last three years and other results of your choice of the company against the industry or main competitor. Present the table with this information in your report. Write about 1 page of the analysis of these financial performance results. (15% of the project grade) 3. Find financial ratios for the company and its major competitor in the Internet. Write about 1-2 pages of analysis of the ratio results you received. (15% of the project grade). Compare the ratio results against the industry or main competitor. 4. Evaluate Return on Equity for the company for the last three years using the DuPont analysis. (10% of the project grade). Compare the company’s results to a major competitor. Taking the information from the Income statements and the Balance sheets, calculate the company’s return on equity using the DuPont technique for the company for three years. Follow the formulas on pages 437-438 of the textbook. Show your calculation! Write about 1 page of analysis of the results that you received. Compare the results to main competitor. If the management of the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the management of these companies do? 5. Evaluate other areas of financial analysis: capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations (if possible), bond rating valuations (if possible), etc. Make an overall conclusion about financial performance of the company during the last years. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor. Summarize the results that you received in 1 page. What are the firm’s financial strengths and weaknesses? (10% of the project grade) 6. Collect and evaluate the data about stock performance of the assigned company’s for the last one year. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor. Write about 1 page of analysis of the ratio results you received. (20% of the project grade). 7. Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not the assigned company’s recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment. (about 1 page) (15% of the project grade) Your final report is to be an executive-level financial report, directed to the CFO. This report should be about 6-10 double-spaced typewritten pages (without tables and graphs). Include suitable comparative, quantitative and qualitative analyses and conclude with a specific and supported recommendation on the projected financial viability of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for the next several years. Essential research data, financial calculations and other documentation as necessary to support your recommendation should be referred to in summary form in your report and attached in detail as enclosures. All major sources should be referenced. There is no set limit to the size of the enclosures, but it is recommended that only essential enclosures be attached. You should use references and bibliography to identify any remaining supporting documents you wish to include.

Financial Research Report- Company chosen: Sony Corp

The purpose of this assignment is to test the students’ ability to research, analyze and present financial information. The students will be required to research key financial data, analyze the information, apply the appropriate financial concepts and formulas and prepare a credible management level financial report. OBJECTIVE The specific objective of this graded written research exercise is to prepare an “executive level financial report” to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a mythical company in which you are employed as a financial analyst. This report will pertain to the financial evaluation of a real, publicly-traded, company. It will require independent research (web-based or library), careful financial analysis, and the proper application of key financial theories and formulas. The company that is to be analyzed for this project is (company selected by instructor). The list of the assigned companies is posted in the conference area titled “The list of the assigned companies for the project”. Alternatively, you can request me to approve another publicly traded company. This request must be submitted before the end of the first week of the course. The request must include: a. identification of the company by ticker symbol and name b. a reasonable and appropriate explanation of why you want to examine the alternative company c. the source of the analyst’s report that will be used in the analysis (which must be submitted to me) d. acknowledgement by you that all of the specific elements of the assignment (see below) will be prepared by you and included in the final research project report SITUATION You are a financial analyst with the mythical High Technology Corporation (“HTC”). HTC is an established manufacturer of a line of electronic components, which services an international market. HTC is currently a new fully-integrated wireless communication service for world-wide use. A competitive technical and economic product evaluation has determined that THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) (a real publicly-traded company) is the best potential candidate for a long-term commitment. THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) is offering a competitively favorable deal. However, based on some serious general concerns about the fallout of companies in the industry in general, the CEO has asked your CFO to conduct a financial analysis of THE COMPANY (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) to determine if it is prudent to commit to this company’s communication system. The cost of cutting over to the new communications system is significant and any interruption in support during the next few years would adversely affect HTC’s performance and profit. Specifically, the question is: will THE COMPANY be financially viable over the next two to three years? YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT Your specific assignment is to research, analyze, and prepare a report for the CFO on the actual financial performance of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for the last three years. In addition to reviewing the traditional financial performance indicators, you are also to review THE COMPANY’S past and current stock performance for the last one year. Your report is to consist of three parts: (1) An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S financial performance for the last year. DuPont analysis is required for the last 3 years. (2) An evaluation of THE COMPANY’S stock performance for the last one year. (3) Finally, a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not THE COMPANY’S recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment. To assist you in your task, the CFO has provided the following general guidance. Since it is recognized that the industry is undergoing a major contraction, it is very important to comparatively evaluate THE COMPANY’S financial and stock performance trends against its Industry. You may wish to include all necessary and relevant financial performance and stock information, trends, and projections in supporting your recommendation. These factors may include, financial ratio trends and industry comparatives, capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations, bond rating valuations, and management and investment reports – when these documents are available.

REPORT REQUIREMENTS

YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT Research and analyze the following information for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). –Annual Balance Sheets for THE COMPANY for the last three years. –The Income Statements for THE COMPANY the last three years. — Annual reports, 10K or 10Q—— –Industry norms ———– —Analysts’ reports on performance — Management reports or press releases Using this information the students have to develop evaluation of the financial performance for THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). (Totally 85% of the assignment grade) 1. Background and Industry (one short paragraph). 2.Select of most significant financial performance results for the company: Compare Revenue, net income, working capital, total assets for the last three years and other results of your choice of the company against the industry or main competitor. Present the table with this information in your report. Write about 1 page of the analysis of these financial performance results. (15% of the project grade) 3. Find financial ratios for the company and its major competitor in the Internet. Write about 1-2 pages of analysis of the ratio results you received. (15% of the project grade). Compare the ratio results against the industry or main competitor. 4. Evaluate Return on Equity for the company for the last three years using the DuPont analysis. (10% of the project grade). Compare the company’s results to a major competitor. Taking the information from the Income statements and the Balance sheets, calculate the company’s return on equity using the DuPont technique for the company for three years. Follow the formulas on pages 437-438 of the textbook. Show your calculation! Write about 1 page of analysis of the results that you received. Compare the results to main competitor. If the management of the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the management of these companies do? 5. Evaluate other areas of financial analysis: capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations (if possible), bond rating valuations (if possible), etc. Make an overall conclusion about financial performance of the company during the last years. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor. Summarize the results that you received in 1 page. What are the firm’s financial strengths and weaknesses? (10% of the project grade) 6. Collect and evaluate the data about stock performance of the assigned company’s for the last one year. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor. Write about 1 page of analysis of the ratio results you received. (20% of the project grade). 7. Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not the assigned company’s recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment. (about 1 page) (15% of the project grade) Your final report is to be an executive-level financial report, directed to the CFO. This report should be about 6-10 double-spaced typewritten pages (without tables and graphs). Include suitable comparative, quantitative and qualitative analyses and conclude with a specific and supported recommendation on the projected financial viability of THE COMPANY THAT IS TO BE ANALYZED FOR THIS PROJECT (COMPANY SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR) for the next several years. Essential research data, financial calculations and other documentation as necessary to support your recommendation should be referred to in summary form in your report and attached in detail as enclosures. All major sources should be referenced. There is no set limit to the size of the enclosures, but it is recommended that only essential enclosures be attached. You should use references and bibliography to identify any remaining supporting documents you wish to include.

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Select two professional and/or scholarly journal articles from the Library that relate to your Research Paper topic from the Week Two Assignment. Develop a four- to five-page summary of the main points made by the author(s) of each article. You must include an analysis of at least two perspectives/theories with concurring and dissenting reviews of the chosen articles.

Select two professional and/or scholarly journal articles from the Library that relate to your Research Paper topic from the Week Two Assignment. Develop a four- to five-page summary of the main points made by the author(s) of each article. You must include an analysis of at least two perspectives/theories with concurring and dissenting reviews of the chosen articles.

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The Final Paper will be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages and will contribute 25% to the course grade. Focus of the Final Paper Utilizing a public policy of your choice from the local government where you reside, complete the following: Analyze that local government’s revenues and possible funding options for the chosen public policy. Additionally, utilizing the local government’s annual budgeting documents and any other pertinent documents, incorporate the following into your paper: Describe restrictions that are (or could be) placed on those revenues. Evaluate how public policy decisions affect the receipt of revenues. Analyze the economic conditions that affect revenue projections. Recommend a revenue policy that aligns with community values. The Final Paper should focus on real-life, real-time applications of topics covered in this course, including the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision. The paper must be submitted to your instructor no later than the last day of class. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Any exhibits or appendices are also not counted in the paper length. Must include a cover page that includes: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least five scholarly sources, in addition to the text. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style, which lists the scholarly sources you relied upon in constructing your paper.

The Final Paper will be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages and will contribute 25% to the course grade.

Focus of the Final Paper

Utilizing a public policy of your choice from the local government where you reside, complete the following:

Analyze that local government’s revenues and possible funding options for the chosen public policy.

Additionally, utilizing the local government’s annual budgeting documents and any other pertinent documents, incorporate the following into your paper:

Describe restrictions that are (or could be) placed on those revenues. Evaluate how public policy decisions affect the receipt of revenues. Analyze the economic conditions that affect revenue projections. Recommend a revenue policy that aligns with community values.

The Final Paper should focus on real-life, real-time applications of topics covered in this course, including the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision. The paper must be submitted to your instructor no later than the last day of class.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Any exhibits or appendices are also not counted in the paper length. Must include a cover page that includes: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least five scholarly sources, in addition to the text. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style, which lists the scholarly sources you relied upon in constructing your paper.

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not. A company has observed that there is a linear relationship between indirect labor expense (ILE) , in dollars, and direct labor hours (DLH). Data for direct labor hours and indirect labor expense for 18 months are given in the file ILE_and_DLH.xlsx Treating ILE as the response variable, use regression to fit a straight line to all 18 data points. Based on your results, If direct labor hours (DLH) increases by one hour, the indirect labor expense (ILE), on average, increases by approximately how much? Place your answer, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the blank. Do not use any stray punctuation marks or a dollar sign. For example, 34.56 would be a legitimate entry.

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker. Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values. For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A company has observed that there is a linear relationship between indirect labor expense (ILE) , in dollars, and direct labor hours (DLH). Data for direct labor hours and indirect labor expense for 18 months are given in the file ILE_and_DLH.xlsx

Treating ILE as the response variable, use regression to fit a straight line to all 18 data points.

Based on your results, If direct labor hours (DLH) increases by one hour, the indirect labor expense (ILE), on average, increases by approximately how much?

Place your answer, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the blank. Do not use any stray punctuation marks or a dollar sign. For example, 34.56 would be a legitimate entry.

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Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing and contrasting current and noncurrent assets. In your paper, address the following: What are current assets? What are noncurrent assets? What differs between current and noncurrent assets? What is the order of liquidity? How does the order of liquidity apply to the balance sheet? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You must cite all references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source or reference pages from the Virtual Organizations, attach a copy of the data to your paper.

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing and contrasting current and noncurrent assets. In your paper, address the following: What are current assets? What are noncurrent assets? What differs between current and noncurrent assets? What is the order of liquidity? How does the order of liquidity apply to the balance sheet? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You must cite all references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source or reference pages from the Virtual Organizations, attach a copy of the data to your paper.

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Data for a sample of 25 apartments in a particular neighborhood are provided in the worksheet Apartments in the Excel workbook Apartments.xlsx. Using that data, find the estimated regression equation which can be used to estimate the monthly rent for apartments in this neighborhood using size as the predictor variable. Apartments.xlsx A. \f$\hat{y}= \f$ 177.12 + 1.065(size) B.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 1.065 + 177.12(size) C.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 177.12 + 0.8500(size) D.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 197.12 + 2.065(size)

Data for a sample of 25 apartments in a particular neighborhood are provided in the worksheet Apartments in the Excel workbook Apartments.xlsx. Using that data, find the estimated regression equation which can be used to estimate the monthly rent for apartments in this neighborhood using size as the predictor variable.

Apartments.xlsx A. \f$\hat{y}= \f$ 177.12 + 1.065(size) B.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 1.065 + 177.12(size) C.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 177.12 + 0.8500(size) D.\f$\hat{y}= \f$ 197.12 + 2.065(size)

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Anthropologists believe that language sends messages about who we are, where we come from, and with whom we associate. Based on the readings, can you explain how language can determine status? Provide specific examples that illustrate and support your point of view. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

Anthropologists believe that language sends messages about who we are, where we come from, and with whom we associate. Based on the readings, can you explain how language can determine status? Provide specific examples that illustrate and support your point of view.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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Assessment Three important characteristics of effective program assessment practices include: defining quality as a continuum rather than a finish line, creating a program assessment process that looks at the entire program (including administrative functions), and including the input of all stakeholders in the program assessment process. In this discussion forum, you will focus on defining quality as a continuum rather than a finish line. This means, as the director, you should constantly be improving your program and facility. Based on your completed philosophy and vision statements from Week One, Discussion 1, describe what this assessment characteristic will mean to you and your center. Be sure to specify the age group you will focus on (infants, toddlers, or preschoolers). Include the following: a.State the philosophy and vision of your center (including a short description). b.Name the assessment characteristic and give a short description of what it means to you as the director. c.Explain how this characteristic will be applied to your chosen program (including the steps you will take to ensure that continuous quality is comprehensively included in your assessment plan). d.Describe your next steps. Explain the direction you would like your center to take to ensure continuous improvement. Guided Response: Choose two of your classmates’ posts and respond as if you were an outside reviewer. What suggestions would you make for improvement? Explain whether you think this plan was as comprehensive as it should be and support your reasoning. What would you like to see added to this process? Is there anything you would recommend deleting or rewording? What would you take away from this presentation to share with another program? Finally, “score” this assessment on a scale of 1 to 4, and give a short response to how you arrived at this score. Beginning = 1 Developing = 2 Proficient = 3 Distinguished = 4

Assessment

Three important characteristics of effective program assessment practices include: defining quality as a continuum rather than a finish line, creating a program assessment process that looks at the entire program (including administrative functions), and including the input of all stakeholders in the program assessment process.

In this discussion forum, you will focus on defining quality as a continuum rather than a finish line. This means, as the director, you should constantly be improving your program and facility. Based on your completed philosophy and vision statements from Week One, Discussion 1, describe what this assessment characteristic will mean to you and your center. Be sure to specify the age group you will focus on (infants, toddlers, or preschoolers).

Include the following: a.State the philosophy and vision of your center (including a short description). b.Name the assessment characteristic and give a short description of what it means to you as the director. c.Explain how this characteristic will be applied to your chosen program (including the steps you will take to ensure that continuous quality is comprehensively included in your assessment plan). d.Describe your next steps. Explain the direction you would like your center to take to ensure continuous improvement. Guided Response: Choose two of your classmates’ posts and respond as if you were an outside reviewer. What suggestions would you make for improvement? Explain whether you think this plan was as comprehensive as it should be and support your reasoning. What would you like to see added to this process? Is there anything you would recommend deleting or rewording? What would you take away from this presentation to share with another program? Finally, “score” this assessment on a scale of 1 to 4, and give a short response to how you arrived at this score. Beginning = 1 Developing = 2 Proficient = 3 Distinguished = 4

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Save your assignment with your last name and the assignment name. For example “Smith Unit 7 Paper” and then upload your work by clicking Browse (items should be saved as .doc, .docx or .rtf). Answers to the prompts below should be written as a SINGLE ESSAY using formal, concise scientific language. Appropriate & reputable sources should be used. ALL assignments should be written in YOUR ORIGINAL WORDS and no more than 5% of your paper should be quotes. A paper that is not original and authored by you will result in a “0” grade REQUIREMENTS : Please use this RUBRIC to ensure you are writing a comprehensive paper. Utilizing information in “The second coming of gene therapy,” “The super cell,” “Gene therapy could expand stem cell’ promise” and at least three appropriate additional sources (other than your text) , answer the following prompts: What is stem cell therapy and what is gene therapy? What problems have scientist encountered in the past while trying to use these technologies separately to treat diseases? How are combining these technologies helping to eliminate these problems? What are examples of diseases being treated with these combined therapies? Other article of interest: Induced pluripotent stem cell

Save your assignment with your last name and the assignment name. For example “Smith Unit 7 Paper” and then upload your work by clicking Browse (items should be saved as .doc, .docx or .rtf). Answers to the prompts below should be written as a SINGLE ESSAY using formal, concise scientific language. Appropriate & reputable sources should be used. ALL assignments should be written in YOUR ORIGINAL WORDS and no more than 5% of your paper should be quotes. A paper that is not original and authored by you will result in a “0” grade REQUIREMENTS :

Please use this RUBRIC to ensure you are writing a comprehensive paper. Utilizing information in “The second coming of gene therapy,” “The super cell,” “Gene therapy could expand stem cell’ promise” and at least three appropriate additional sources (other than your text) , answer the following prompts: What is stem cell therapy and what is gene therapy? What problems have scientist encountered in the past while trying to use these technologies separately to treat diseases? How are combining these technologies helping to eliminate these problems? What are examples of diseases being treated with these combined therapies? Other article of interest: Induced pluripotent stem cell

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Write a paper that describes the main aspects of the regulatory environment which will protect the public from fraud within corporations, Pay particular attention to SOX requirements. Required Elements: No more than 1400 words Specifically evaluate whether SOX will be effective in avoiding future frauds. Format consistent with APA guidelines

Write a paper that describes the main aspects of the regulatory environment which will protect the public from fraud within corporations, Pay particular attention to SOX requirements.

Required Elements: No more than 1400 words Specifically evaluate whether SOX will be effective in avoiding future frauds. Format consistent with APA guidelines

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1. The employees of Abs “R” Us, which includes 12 fitness parlors in and around the metro area, feel they can improve the performance of the company. They decide to pool their resources to purchase the company. This would be called a _______ buyout. A. leveraged C. negotiated B. hostile D. management 2. According to your text, our main sources of ethical standards are religion and A. philosophy. C. culture. B. social habit. D. circumstances. 3. It looks a lot like a corporation and can sell stock, but it’s taxed like a partnership. This would be a/an A. S-corporation. B. master limited partnership. C. uniform liability partnership. D. limited partnership. 4. Which statement about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is true? A. It offers some protection to whistleblowers. B. It helps companies recycle paper. C. It defines whistleblowers but doesn’t protect them. D. Its stipulations apply to both publicly traded and private companies. 5. According to the influential economist Milton Friedman, corporate social responsibility is primarily based on A. meticulous care of the environment. B. making money for shareholders. C. repudiating insider trading. D. making safe, high-quality products for consumers. 6. As derived from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which of the following should be one of eight guiding principles? A. Compliance with the law in every situation B. Doing good to those who deserve it C. Respect for property D. Preventing harm to others and to the world around us 7. The major disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is A. having to make all the decisions. B. having to share profits with relatives. C. unlimited liability. D. finding people to assist you in areas where your skills are weak. 8. In the world of business, a _______ is made up of a group of people or organizations who have unsatisfied wants and needs and the resources to fulfill those wants and needs. A. market C. public B. base D. resource 9. You learn that your friend has cheated on a final exam. If you decide to follow your text’s five-step process for making ethical decisions in your personal life, your first step will be A. gathering the facts. B. listing alternative responsibilities. C. recognizing that an ethical issue exists. D. reflecting on your options. 10. Which of the following statements about the Revised Uniform Partnership Act is correct? A. It was established in 1902. B. I has been adopted in all U.S. states. C. It replaces the General Partnership Act of 1997. D. It’s a default agreement for establishing such things as how partners will divide profit. 11. Respecting corporate social responsibility, Ronald McDonald Houses provides an example of corporate A. activism. C. sociability. B. environmentalism. D. philanthropy. 12. Because what is legal may not be ethical, we should base our moral decisions on _______ principles. A. universal C. effective B. practical D. social 13. The residents of Littleton Township own the local hydroelectric generating plant. They pay monthly fees for facility maintenance and service and share in revenues that exceed operating costs on an annual basis. This sort of organization would best be characterized as a/an A. acquisition. C. horizontal merger. B. cooperative. D. retail co-op. 14. In any company, _______ must guide and inspire the implementation and enforcement of an ethics code. A. employees C. the courts B. managerial leadership D. federal regulatory agencies 15. According to the _______ approach as a basis for ethical standards, you’ll make an ethical decision based on respecting and protecting the moral rights of those who will be affected by your decision. A. rights C. virtue B. justice D. common-good 16. The management of Flora-Delivery, Inc. runs 14 stores and advises and assists owner-managers of 10 franchise operations. The stores directly run and managed by Flora-Delivery would be referred to as _______ stores. A. accessory C. company B. affiliated D. proprietary 17. Which of the following is true about an S-corporation? A. It must offer at least two classes of stock. B. It’s created by the government. C. It’s taxed like any other corporation. D. It can have no more than 1,000 shareholders. 18. A social _______ is a systematic evaluation of a company’s progress in implementing socially responsible programs. A. inquiry C. program B. code D. audit 19. Xerox has a program called Social _______ Leave that allows employees to take leave for up to a year, at full pay and benefits, to work for a nonprofit organization. A. Action C. Service B. Response D. Share 20. You’re in search of a type of company organization that provides limited liability, management flexibility, a choice of taxation schemes, and freedom from the hassles of selling stock or holding annual meetings. You would almost certainly choose to organize as a/an A. LLC company. C. C-corporation. B. S-corporation. D. partnership. 21. A/An _______-based ethics code emphasizes preventing unlawful behavior through controlling behavior and punishing wrongdoers. A. legal C. practical B. compliance D. integrity 22. Without doubt, the biggest disadvantage to franchising is A. having to share profits with the franchisor. B. pre-established local competition. C. toughing it out as a sole proprietor. D. the startup cost. 23. The idea of providing the greatest good for the greatest number would best apply to the _______ approach to establishing ethical standards. A. virtue C. utilitarian B. common-good D. fairness

1. The employees of Abs “R” Us, which includes 12 fitness parlors in and around the metro area, feel they can improve the performance of the company. They decide to pool their resources to purchase the company. This would be called a _______ buyout. A. leveraged C. negotiated B. hostile D. management

2. According to your text, our main sources of ethical standards are religion and A. philosophy. C. culture. B. social habit. D. circumstances.

3. It looks a lot like a corporation and can sell stock, but it’s taxed like a partnership. This would be a/an A. S-corporation. B. master limited partnership. C. uniform liability partnership. D. limited partnership.

4. Which statement about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is true? A. It offers some protection to whistleblowers. B. It helps companies recycle paper. C. It defines whistleblowers but doesn’t protect them. D. Its stipulations apply to both publicly traded and private companies.

5. According to the influential economist Milton Friedman, corporate social responsibility is primarily based on A. meticulous care of the environment. B. making money for shareholders. C. repudiating insider trading. D. making safe, high-quality products for consumers.

6. As derived from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which of the following should be one of eight guiding principles? A. Compliance with the law in every situation B. Doing good to those who deserve it C. Respect for property D. Preventing harm to others and to the world around us

7. The major disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is A. having to make all the decisions. B. having to share profits with relatives. C. unlimited liability. D. finding people to assist you in areas where your skills are weak.

8. In the world of business, a _______ is made up of a group of people or organizations who have unsatisfied wants and needs and the resources to fulfill those wants and needs. A. market C. public B. base D. resource

9. You learn that your friend has cheated on a final exam. If you decide to follow your text’s five-step process for making ethical decisions in your personal life, your first step will be A. gathering the facts. B. listing alternative responsibilities. C. recognizing that an ethical issue exists. D. reflecting on your options.

10. Which of the following statements about the Revised Uniform Partnership Act is correct? A. It was established in 1902. B. I has been adopted in all U.S. states. C. It replaces the General Partnership Act of 1997. D. It’s a default agreement for establishing such things as how partners will divide profit.

11. Respecting corporate social responsibility, Ronald McDonald Houses provides an example of corporate A. activism. C. sociability. B. environmentalism. D. philanthropy.

12. Because what is legal may not be ethical, we should base our moral decisions on _______ principles. A. universal C. effective B. practical D. social

13. The residents of Littleton Township own the local hydroelectric generating plant. They pay monthly fees for facility maintenance and service and share in revenues that exceed operating costs on an annual basis. This sort of organization would best be characterized as a/an A. acquisition. C. horizontal merger. B. cooperative. D. retail co-op.

14. In any company, _______ must guide and inspire the implementation and enforcement of an ethics code. A. employees C. the courts B. managerial leadership D. federal regulatory agencies

15. According to the _______ approach as a basis for ethical standards, you’ll make an ethical decision based on respecting and protecting the moral rights of those who will be affected by your decision. A. rights C. virtue B. justice D. common-good

16. The management of Flora-Delivery, Inc. runs 14 stores and advises and assists owner-managers of 10 franchise operations. The stores directly run and managed by Flora-Delivery would be referred to as _______ stores. A. accessory C. company B. affiliated D. proprietary

17. Which of the following is true about an S-corporation? A. It must offer at least two classes of stock. B. It’s created by the government. C. It’s taxed like any other corporation. D. It can have no more than 1,000 shareholders.

18. A social _______ is a systematic evaluation of a company’s progress in implementing socially responsible programs. A. inquiry C. program B. code D. audit

19. Xerox has a program called Social _______ Leave that allows employees to take leave for up to a year, at full pay and benefits, to work for a nonprofit organization. A. Action C. Service B. Response D. Share

20. You’re in search of a type of company organization that provides limited liability, management flexibility, a choice of taxation schemes, and freedom from the hassles of selling stock or holding annual meetings. You would almost certainly choose to organize as a/an A. LLC company. C. C-corporation. B. S-corporation. D. partnership.

21. A/An _______-based ethics code emphasizes preventing unlawful behavior through controlling behavior and punishing wrongdoers. A. legal C. practical B. compliance D. integrity

22. Without doubt, the biggest disadvantage to franchising is A. having to share profits with the franchisor. B. pre-established local competition. C. toughing it out as a sole proprietor. D. the startup cost.

23. The idea of providing the greatest good for the greatest number would best apply to the _______ approach to establishing ethical standards. A. virtue C. utilitarian B. common-good D. fairness

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Details: Discuss with a teacher of students with intellectual disability (ID) diagnosis/prescription/evaluation and analyses of goal instruction, including the implementation and development of goal instruction for students. What role do such procedures play in this teacher’s daily class? Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words discussing the experience and evaluating the strategies used. 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. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Details: Discuss with a teacher of students with intellectual disability (ID) diagnosis/prescription/evaluation and analyses of goal instruction, including the implementation and development of goal instruction for students. What role do such procedures play in this teacher’s daily class? Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words discussing the experience and evaluating the strategies used. 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. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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Author: Gail Jamison Date Evaluated: 09/30/2014 07:44:19 PM (MDT) DRF template: GVT1 Human Physiology (V1 UNDERGRAD-0510) Program: GVT1 Human Physiology (V1 UNDERGRAD-0610)-PA Evaluation Method: Using Rubric Display: All Comments Criteria Description Evaluation Summary for Human Physiology: GVT Task 2 Final Score: Does not Meet Overall comments: 09/30/2014 Please consult a mentor before working further on this task. All parts of sections A and D of the task are completed . The response appears to provide additions related to the anatomy and physiology task. Please review the attachment and provide information that is related to the digestive lab part of the task which is sections B and C of the task.

Author: Gail Jamison Date Evaluated: 09/30/2014 07:44:19 PM (MDT) DRF template: GVT1 Human Physiology (V1 UNDERGRAD-0510) Program: GVT1 Human Physiology (V1 UNDERGRAD-0610)-PA Evaluation Method: Using Rubric Display:

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Evaluation Summary for Human Physiology: GVT Task 2 Final Score: Does not Meet Overall comments: 09/30/2014 Please consult a mentor before working further on this task. All parts of sections A and D of the task are completed . The response appears to provide additions related to the anatomy and physiology task. Please review the attachment and provide information that is related to the digestive lab part of the task which is sections B and C of the task.

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Enormous numbers of microwave photons are needed to warm household samples. A bowl of soup containing 484g of water is heated in a microwave oven from 20.0°C to 98.0°C using radiation with wavelength 122 mm. Assuming that the specific heat capacity of the soup is the same as that of water (4.184 J/gK) and no heat loss to the bowl, which choice is closest to the number of photons absorbed? A. 1.2×1029 B. 1.58×105 C. 9.7×1028 D. 1.2×1032 E. 9.7×1031

Enormous numbers of microwave photons are needed to warm household samples. A bowl of soup containing 484g of water is heated in a microwave oven from 20.0°C to 98.0°C using radiation with wavelength 122 mm. Assuming that the specific heat capacity of the soup is the same as that of water (4.184 J/gK) and no heat loss to the bowl, which choice is closest to the number of photons absorbed? A. 1.2×1029 B. 1.58×105 C. 9.7×1028 D. 1.2×1032 E. 9.7×1031

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In Module/Week 7, we cover Chapters 15–17, which deal with advocacy and lobbying; governing and managing international and global organizations; and social entrepreneurship within the non-profit organization. Think of a non-profit organization you are familiar with. If you are not familiar with one, please become familiar with one in order to complete this assignment in a professional and informed manner. In terms of the chapters we covered, what do you consider to be the 3 most important concepts that the organization should consider? Include in your answer: The concepts Page numbers where the concepts may be located A brief definition of the concepts How the organization would benefit from considering the concepts you have chosen How the application of the topic reflects God’s purpose or design. Your 500-word thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.

In Module/Week 7, we cover Chapters 15–17, which deal with advocacy and lobbying; governing and managing international and global organizations; and social entrepreneurship within the non-profit organization. Think of a non-profit organization you are familiar with. If you are not familiar with one, please become familiar with one in order to complete this assignment in a professional and informed manner. In terms of the chapters we covered, what do you consider to be the 3 most important concepts that the organization should consider? Include in your answer: The concepts Page numbers where the concepts may be located A brief definition of the concepts How the organization would benefit from considering the concepts you have chosen How the application of the topic reflects God’s purpose or design. Your 500-word thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.

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The assignment is to prepare a comprehensive outline for a final project research paper. I have attached my research paper and a sample outline. The outline MUST contain as much information as the sample outline. Please use a three-level decimal outline for the assignment. Do not include references at the end of the outline. Use the numbered outline format, as follows: 1. Research Question 1 1.1. sub-item 1.1.1. sub-item 2. Research Question 2 …and so forth There are 4 research questions in the project. You will see them in the document. Do not use article titles as headings.

The assignment is to prepare a comprehensive outline for a final project research paper. I have attached my research paper and a sample outline. The outline MUST contain as much information as the sample outline. Please use a three-level decimal outline for the assignment. Do not include references at the end of the outline. Use the numbered outline format, as follows: 1. Research Question 1 1.1. sub-item 1.1.1. sub-item 2. Research Question 2 …and so forth There are 4 research questions in the project. You will see them in the document. Do not use article titles as headings.


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Question 1. 1. Company A pollutes 50% of what is allowed, while Company B pollutes 125% of what it is allowed. Company B purchases from Company A some of its “right” to pollute. This would be an example of: (Points : 1) cap and ball. cap and gown. cap and distribute. cap and trade. Question 2. 2. Which of these might be considered a social cost of a company that pollutes excessively? (Points : 1) Stockholder value inevitably goes up Increased rates of disease Increased rates of debt Decreases tax base Question 3. 3. In order to attract more socially responsible investors, a petroleum company could develop which of these policies? (Points : 1) Fund research and development in green technology Increase corporate funding for the gaming industry Monopolize seed patents in Central America Withdraw support for solar and wind power subsidiaries Question 4. 4. A supporter of free markets might suggest that the most efficient strategy to minimize pollution is: (Points : 1) class warfare. central government planning. market socialism. property rights and market mechanisms. Question 5. 5. Linda owns stock in Company X, which she discovers uses a lot of child labor. She sells that stock and with it buys stock in Company Y, which refuses to use child labor. This could be considered an example of: (Points : 1) SUV. SEC. SRI. SAP. Question 6. 6. Fred discovers that the pharmaceutical company he works for is selling tainted drugs overseas, and reports it to the FDA. For doing this, Fred could be considered a: (Points : 1) socially responsible investor. market socialist. whistleblower. saboteur. Question 7. 7. Those who advocate increased use of nuclear energy point to which of these as an advantage? (Points : 1) Bankruptcy of solar energy companies Cleaner, with fewer carbon emissions Inexpensive insurance rates Radioactive waste easily disposed of Question 8. 8. A socially responsible investor might consider the following as an ethical reason not to invest in Company A? (Points : 1) Company A encourages a living wage for its workers. Company A has a negative price-earnings ratio. Company A builds affordable housing. Company A sells weapons to oppressive regimes. Question 9. 9. During an economic recession, Gail plays the lottery and wins a million dollars. Rather than investing or spending this money, she decides to save it all. An economist who would insist that Gail would be acting in a way that would be more helpful economically by spending this money would be: (Points : 1) Adam N. Smith. George R. Stigler. John M. Keynes. David A. Ricardo. Question 10. 10. Classical, free-market economists, consider hoarding a/an: (Points : 1) Demand of socially responsible investing. Personal decision on the part of an investor. Part of a well-balanced hedge fund. Excellent way to avoid confiscatory taxes.

Question 1. 1. Company A pollutes 50% of what is allowed, while Company B pollutes 125% of what it is allowed. Company B purchases from Company A some of its “right” to pollute. This would be an example of: (Points : 1) cap and ball. cap and gown. cap and distribute. cap and trade.

Question 2. 2. Which of these might be considered a social cost of a company that pollutes excessively? (Points : 1) Stockholder value inevitably goes up Increased rates of disease Increased rates of debt Decreases tax base

Question 3. 3. In order to attract more socially responsible investors, a petroleum company could develop which of these policies? (Points : 1) Fund research and development in green technology Increase corporate funding for the gaming industry Monopolize seed patents in Central America Withdraw support for solar and wind power subsidiaries

Question 4. 4. A supporter of free markets might suggest that the most efficient strategy to minimize pollution is: (Points : 1) class warfare. central government planning. market socialism. property rights and market mechanisms.

Question 5. 5. Linda owns stock in Company X, which she discovers uses a lot of child labor. She sells that stock and with it buys stock in Company Y, which refuses to use child labor. This could be considered an example of: (Points : 1) SUV. SEC. SRI. SAP.

Question 6. 6. Fred discovers that the pharmaceutical company he works for is selling tainted drugs overseas, and reports it to the FDA. For doing this, Fred could be considered a: (Points : 1) socially responsible investor. market socialist. whistleblower. saboteur.

Question 7. 7. Those who advocate increased use of nuclear energy point to which of these as an advantage? (Points : 1) Bankruptcy of solar energy companies Cleaner, with fewer carbon emissions Inexpensive insurance rates Radioactive waste easily disposed of

Question 8. 8. A socially responsible investor might consider the following as an ethical reason not to invest in Company A? (Points : 1) Company A encourages a living wage for its workers. Company A has a negative price-earnings ratio. Company A builds affordable housing. Company A sells weapons to oppressive regimes.

Question 9. 9. During an economic recession, Gail plays the lottery and wins a million dollars. Rather than investing or spending this money, she decides to save it all. An economist who would insist that Gail would be acting in a way that would be more helpful economically by spending this money would be: (Points : 1) Adam N. Smith. George R. Stigler. John M. Keynes. David A. Ricardo.

Question 10. 10. Classical, free-market economists, consider hoarding a/an: (Points : 1) Demand of socially responsible investing. Personal decision on the part of an investor. Part of a well-balanced hedge fund. Excellent way to avoid confiscatory taxes.

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Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you explain the role of governmental regulatory agencies and its effect on the health care industry. Provide at least two examples of laws and regulations currently faced by the health care industry. Examples of such laws may include access to care, discrimination, health care privacy and security, employment, and so on. Include your analysis of the effect of these laws on the provider, hospital or clinic, or insurer that you select. Provide examples and specific cases in your examination. Include ways that you have seen this effect in your own life or community. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you explain the role of governmental regulatory agencies and its effect on the health care industry. Provide at least two examples of laws and regulations currently faced by the health care industry. Examples of such laws may include access to care, discrimination, health care privacy and security, employment, and so on. Include your analysis of the effect of these laws on the provider, hospital or clinic, or insurer that you select. Provide examples and specific cases in your examination. Include ways that you have seen this effect in your own life or community. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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chosen topic: Louisville Transportation Planning & Ananlysis of Urban Planning The summative section of this paper could benefit from further development and expansion in a number of regards. When writing this paper you could discuss issues such as (but not limited to): how multiple areas of public policy are affected by the urban planning (i.e. transportation, economic development plans, etc.), the stakeholders (from both within government and outside of government) involved in urban planning which is a key element associated with the politics of urban planning, possible influences at multiple levels of government (which is a key element of passing policy in a federalist government system) and the additional key topics (for example, Wilson’s politics-administration dichotomy, budget implications associated with urban planning efforts, eminent domain, etc.). It will also be helpful to focus on two important concepts discussed this semester (i.e. interconnectivity and complexity) as it relates to your final paper. In addition, you may find it helpful to discuss the six ways in which urban planning may be political as discussed in chapter 6 of the Levy textbook. It will also be helpful to review the extensive information located in chapter 14 of the Levy textbook related to sustainable development. This information from the Levy textbook can be especially helpful when writing the final paper regarding the politics of urban planning This paper also required that students’ research for 10 qualifying journal articles You must include (but are not limited to) a discussion of the historical background and contemporary issues related to the paper topic. You must also include an evaluation regarding the plausible political issues that urban planners could potentially encounter and the potential consequences that could result from decision making. Be sure to apply key concepts from this course in your Research Paper. Writing the Research Paper The Paper: Must be eight- to ten- double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page, appendix, reference page, and exhibits) and formatted according to APA style Must include a cover page that includes: Name of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use at least 10 scholarly sources

chosen topic: Louisville Transportation Planning & Ananlysis of Urban Planning

The summative section of this paper could benefit from further development and expansion in a number of regards. When writing this paper you could discuss issues such as (but not limited to): how multiple areas of public policy are affected by the urban planning (i.e. transportation, economic development plans, etc.), the stakeholders (from both within government and outside of government) involved in urban planning which is a key element associated with the politics of urban planning, possible influences at multiple levels of government (which is a key element of passing policy in a federalist government system) and the additional key topics (for example, Wilson’s politics-administration dichotomy, budget implications associated with urban planning efforts, eminent domain, etc.). It will also be helpful to focus on two important concepts discussed this semester (i.e. interconnectivity and complexity) as it relates to your final paper. In addition, you may find it helpful to discuss the six ways in which urban planning may be political as discussed in chapter 6 of the Levy textbook. It will also be helpful to review the extensive information located in chapter 14 of the Levy textbook related to sustainable development. This information from the Levy textbook can be especially helpful when writing the final paper regarding the politics of urban planning

This paper also required that students’ research for 10 qualifying journal articles

You must include (but are not limited to) a discussion of the historical background and contemporary issues related to the paper topic. You must also include an evaluation regarding the plausible political issues that urban planners could potentially encounter and the potential consequences that could result from decision making. Be sure to apply key concepts from this course in your Research Paper.

Writing the Research Paper The Paper:

Must be eight- to ten- double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page, appendix, reference page, and exhibits) and formatted according to APA style Must include a cover page that includes: Name of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use at least 10 scholarly sources

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Your manager tells you about a new department the company will be adding that is part of the company’s strategic plan to enter a particular market segment. Your manager would like you to manage one of the teams in this new department. Your manager has put together the team you will be managing. Your new team consists of the members of your current Learning Team. To be successful in the new market segment, your team must efficiently accomplish the goals set by the company. Your manager, therefore, would like you to develop a leadership approach for each team member on your team based on the theories of leadership and each member’s individual personalities

Your manager tells you about a new department the company will be adding that is part of the company’s strategic plan to enter a particular market segment. Your manager would like you to manage one of the teams in this new department. Your manager has put together the team you will be managing. Your new team consists of the members of your current Learning Team. To be successful in the new market segment, your team must efficiently accomplish the goals set by the company. Your manager, therefore, would like you to develop a leadership approach for each team member on your team based on the theories of leadership and each member’s individual personalities

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Aqueous potassium iodate (KIO3) and potassium iodide (KI) react in the presence of dilute hydrochloric acid as shown below: KIO3(aq) + 5KI(aq) + 6HCl(aq) —› 3I2(aq) + 6KCl(aq) + 3H2O(l) What mass of iodine is formed when 15.0 mL of 0.0050 M KIO3 solution reacts with 30.0 mL of 0.010 M KI solution in the presence of excess of HCl?

Aqueous potassium iodate (KIO3) and potassium iodide (KI) react in the presence of dilute hydrochloric acid as shown below: KIO3(aq) + 5KI(aq) + 6HCl(aq) —› 3I2(aq) + 6KCl(aq) + 3H2O(l) What mass of iodine is formed when 15.0 mL of 0.0050 M KIO3 solution reacts with 30.0 mL of 0.010 M KI solution in the presence of excess of HCl?

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Mini Strategic Audit The strategic audit system is a diagnostic tool to pinpoint an organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Use the Strategic Analysis Framework and other tools in order to conduct a strategic audit. You might consider using a SWOT analysis for both companies to analyze each companies situation. For this assignment, a mini strategic audit will be conducted for two companies with an overall goal to compare how each company differs in the strategy management and implementation, while indentifying the importance of strategic management. Assignment Requirements Conduct a mini Strategic Audit on e-company Tigerdirect.com and Best Buy, Visit the each company’s website at Tiger Direct at http://www.tigerdirect.com/ and Best Buy at www.bestbuy.com. After conducting research, identify key strategies that each company has in common. List a brief introduction of each company, to include the Mission Statement and compare key aspects of each company. Identify the importance of strategic management based on your research. Be sure to include the concepts identified in the readings for this week’s topics. Submit your answers in a 1000 word, APA style paper. Include a title sheet and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be found on the internet. The other references must be found in the Grantham University online library. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement. Please see rubric below.

Mini Strategic Audit

The strategic audit system is a diagnostic tool to pinpoint an organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Use the Strategic Analysis Framework and other tools in order to conduct a strategic audit. You might consider using a SWOT analysis for both companies to analyze each companies situation.

For this assignment, a mini strategic audit will be conducted for two companies with an overall goal to compare how each company differs in the strategy management and implementation, while indentifying the importance of strategic management.

Assignment Requirements

Conduct a mini Strategic Audit on e-company Tigerdirect.com and Best Buy, Visit the each company’s website at Tiger Direct at http://www.tigerdirect.com/ and Best Buy at www.bestbuy.com. After conducting research, identify key strategies that each company has in common. List a brief introduction of each company, to include the Mission Statement and compare key aspects of each company. Identify the importance of strategic management based on your research. Be sure to include the concepts identified in the readings for this week’s topics.

Submit your answers in a 1000 word, APA style paper. Include a title sheet and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be found on the internet. The other references must be found in the Grantham University online library. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement. Please see rubric below.

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Tablets Take Their Place in the PC Market Read Case: Tablets Take Their Place in the PC Market on page 187 in the text and answer the questions below. APA formatting guidelines require a title page, abstract page, and reference page in addition to the body of the paper. The proliferation of tablet PCs is changing the systems development process. Tablets represent a new platform on which systems run, and the interface is different, to say the least. Computers, using some AI techniques like those we discussed in Chapter 4, can learn. In the classroom while a child is using a tablet PC to learn the basics of addition, how can software be developed to aid in the learning process? Does this mean that teachers are no longer needed for some subjects? Are teachers needed in earlier grades while computer-based training can take over in later grades? Why or why not? End-user systems, like those that allow patrons to order meals on an iPad, must be “idiot proof.” (We apologize for the crudeness of that term.) That is, systems must be usable without training and created in such a way, for example, that a patron at one table can’t accidentally change the order of a patron at another table. What does this mean for systems development? Can complex and complicated end-user systems be developed and deployed on tablet PCs so that people can use the systems without training and without intervention by a knowledgeable person such as a waiter or waitress? What security issues are involved in allowing people to pay with tablet PCs? Does this payment process make it easier for someone to steal your credit card information? Are you comfortable using a restaurant-supplied technology to enter your credit card information? Why or why not? What will happen to offshore outsourcing for software development? Can outsourcing firms in India and China for example be expected to develop software systems for use in U.S. schools? Can those same firms be expected to develop systems that meet FAA rules and restrictions?

Tablets Take Their Place in the PC Market

Read Case: Tablets Take Their Place in the PC Market on page 187 in the text and answer the questions below. APA formatting guidelines require a title page, abstract page, and reference page in addition to the body of the paper.

The proliferation of tablet PCs is changing the systems development process. Tablets represent a new platform on which systems run, and the interface is different, to say the least.

Computers, using some AI techniques like those we discussed in Chapter 4, can learn. In the classroom while a child is using a tablet PC to learn the basics of addition, how can software be developed to aid in the learning process? Does this mean that teachers are no longer needed for some subjects? Are teachers needed in earlier grades while computer-based training can take over in later grades? Why or why not? End-user systems, like those that allow patrons to order meals on an iPad, must be “idiot proof.” (We apologize for the crudeness of that term.) That is, systems must be usable without training and created in such a way, for example, that a patron at one table can’t accidentally change the order of a patron at another table. What does this mean for systems development? Can complex and complicated end-user systems be developed and deployed on tablet PCs so that people can use the systems without training and without intervention by a knowledgeable person such as a waiter or waitress? What security issues are involved in allowing people to pay with tablet PCs? Does this payment process make it easier for someone to steal your credit card information? Are you comfortable using a restaurant-supplied technology to enter your credit card information? Why or why not? What will happen to offshore outsourcing for software development? Can outsourcing firms in India and China for example be expected to develop software systems for use in U.S. schools? Can those same firms be expected to develop systems that meet FAA rules and restrictions?

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Homework, Paper II: Prison Populations and Inmates With Mental Illnesses Length: Three to five complete pages (not including cover page or reference page) Format: Standard APA format (1 in. margins, 12-point font, double spacing, in-text citations to support your references) References: Minimum of three peer-reviewed outiside academic resources, not including the textbook or web pages Directions: First, research how inmates with mental illnesses are managed in prisons in general, and choose three topics to write about on that subject. You are free to explore any prison mental health topics, such as diagnostics and classification, suicide watches, correctional officer training for supervising inmates with mental illnesses, and so forth. Then for each of these three same topics, research your own state and include how your state handles these issues. Compare and contrast your state’s prison mental health system with your research.

Homework, Paper II: Prison Populations and Inmates With Mental Illnesses Length: Three to five complete pages (not including cover page or reference page) Format: Standard APA format (1 in. margins, 12-point font, double spacing, in-text citations to support your references) References: Minimum of three peer-reviewed outiside academic resources, not including the textbook or web pages Directions: First, research how inmates with mental illnesses are managed in prisons in general, and choose three topics to write about on that subject. You are free to explore any prison mental health topics, such as diagnostics and classification, suicide watches, correctional officer training for supervising inmates with mental illnesses, and so forth. Then for each of these three same topics, research your own state and include how your state handles these issues. Compare and contrast your state’s prison mental health system with your research.

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Read “The IRAC method of case study analysis.” Select one legal case from a current event that has taken place within the past 2 years relevant to this week’s objectives. Discuss the selected case with your Learning Team. Brief the selected case as a Learning Team. Write a case brief using the IRAC method. Write an explanation of no more than 700 words about how the legal concepts in the selected case can be applied within a business managerial setting. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Read “The IRAC method of case study analysis.”

Select one legal case from a current event that has taken place within the past 2 years relevant to this week’s objectives.

Discuss the selected case with your Learning Team.

Brief the selected case as a Learning Team.

Write a case brief using the IRAC method.

Write an explanation of no more than 700 words about how the legal concepts in the selected case can be applied within a business managerial setting.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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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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