Pick one culture outside of the U.S. and discuss how HR issues might be handled in this culture based on Hofstede’s (1984) cultural dimensions information, as compared to the typical U.S. approaches.
One of the responsibilities of an operations manager is to improve processes used to produce products. Identify some ways operations management utilizes technology to improve processes. Provide examples to support your answer.
Information: Marketing and Store Characteristics, When you examine the company’s store locations and distribution network, you find that that there are 16 stores in Massachusetts, 12 in Connecticut, 10 in Maine, 10 in Vermont, 10 in New York (four of those in Western New York), eight in Pennsylvania (six of those in Western Pennsylvania), four in New Hampshire, four in Rhode Island, three in West Virginia, two in western Maryland, and one in New Brunswick, Canada. , Your marketing people have described their strategy as a push strategy with heavy advertising to create customer demand. Seventy-five percent of your sales occur during the summer vacation months (June through August) and the Christmas holiday season (late November and December). Advertising consists of 50% local television spots and 25% sponsorship of local events, such as concerts, which attract a significant number of tourists. The remaining 25% of marketing cost relates to discount coupons placed in motels, restaurants, and other locations such as nearby ski resorts. Due to deteriorating financial conditions, normal store maintenance has been significantly reduced. The company has recently developed an on-line store which accounts for 0.05% of sales. ,Each store currently operates from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, and New Year’s Day. Store managers receive salaries of $35,000 including benefits. Your eight home office employees average $70,000 per year including benefits. Your salary is $150,000 per year including benefits. The previous president made $200,000. Annual salaries are for a base of 2,000 hours worked. The warehouses operate less than five days per week. Each store is staffed at 6,500 hours per year including store managers’ base work-load. No overtime is paid to salaried employees. Part-time workers are heavily relied upon, most making the minimum wage.,,,Question: ,,Prepare an additional operating analysis which outlines the planned employee load schedule for a store. Provide this in table form and clearly explain your calculations. For example, you might state that all Saturdays throughout the year should be staffed by two employees. Your analysis should reflect the number of hours available per store. How might sale forecasts be important for making these logistical and operating decisions? What might be some financial implications for the company?,
Hi. Having difficulty trying to understand, and keep messing up big time in my calculations. I need the correct answers so I can review for the final. Can you help? Thank you.,,2. Rosenberg Manufacturing Corp. is considering marketing their new hearing aid in the city of “Big Smoke”. This device is targeted at the hearing impaired over the age of 60 years. As she considers the possibility, the VP/Marketing reviews the following data for FY 2013:,,,Retail price : $529 , Retail margin : 47.5%, Wholesale margin : 22.5%, R & D on hearing aid, FY’s 2011, 2012 : $199,000, Introductory promotional outlays, 2013 : $189,000, Manufacturing costs/unit : $99, Rosenberg’s sales commission : 5% of manufacturer’s selling price, Population of Big Smoke” : 2,500,000, Proportion of population over 60 : 17.5%, ,a) What is Rosenberg’s,i) unit contribution;,ii) contribution margin?,,b) How many units must Rosenberg sell in the first year to break even? Carefully explain, including any assumptions that you make.,,,,,c) If 20% of the “over 60” population is hearing impaired, what is Rosenberg’s break even market share in 2013? (Identify and explain any assumption(s) that are necessary). ,,,,,,,,,,,d) If Rosenberg has three competitors in the market, assess Rosenberg’s prospects of breaking even in the first year. Incorporate the market share from (b) above into your assessment. Carefully explain your reasoning.,,,,
Name THREE types or categories or groups of the households that have not been recognised in the traditional family life cycle model. Why is it important to include these groups in a family life cycle model? Explain central-route processing and discuss ways marketers can influence high-effort consumer attitudes.,
No cut and paste, cite all ref., no wikipedia, min 300 words for each question,,1. Describe the four leadership behaviors of the Path-Goal theory of leadership and their likely motivational effects on employees., ,2. Compare and contrast the Fiedler’s Contingency, Hersey and Blanchard Situational Leadership, Path-Goal, Multiple Linkage, and Normative Decision-Making models of leadership.,
Unit IV Article Review,Article Review: In Chapter 10 of your textbook, you read about how to handle negotiation in an existing relationship. For this assignment, choose a peer-reviewed article to review based upon a negotiation between an employer and an employee, or employees. Use the databases with the CSU Online Library, or use another source that contains peer-reviewed articles. The purpose of this assignment is for you to practice reviewing articles that contribute to the industry. The authors of these articles are researchers and professionals that have shared, or experimented, with ideas that demonstrate potential to improve the industry. As a professional in the industry, it is in your best interest to review the literature and trends. This provides you with the opportunity to read about what was successful and how they accomplished it. Plus, it allows you to analyze what was unsuccessful, how you can improve it, or at least avoid repeating the mistakes of others. Use these skills to contribute to research papers and other scholarly writing. If you have not already, hopefully you will contribute to the industry by publishing an article and sharing it with your community of peers. As you read the article, consider the following questions: How could the topic of this article apply to your personal or professional life? How could it apply to an organization you have observed?,The article you choose must meet the following requirements:,• Peer reviewed,• Related to the concepts within this course,• At least ten pages,BSL 4160, Negotiation/Conflict Resolution 3,The writing you submit must meet the following requirements:,• At least two pages,• Identify the main topic/question,• Who is the author’s intended audience?,• Summarize the article for page one,• Describe how you feel the relationship between the two parties could have been affected by the negotiations.,• Which party do you feel got the best results from the negotiation? Why do you feel this way?,Format your article review using APA style. Use your own words and include citations for other articles as needed to avoid plagiarism.
,1. (TCO 1) Which of the following correctly lists all of the basic management functions? (Points : 5), Planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling, Planning, decision making, organizing, and controlling, Planning and decision making, leading, and organizing, Decision making, controlling, leading, and coordinating, Managing, leading, directing, staffing, and evaluating,,,2. (TCO 2) The degree to which an organization is impacted by or involved in businesses in other countries refers to its (Points : 5), political/legal dimension., international environment., economic dimension., sociocultural dimension., general environment.,,,3. (TCO 3) Many counties and municipalities across the United States have passed laws requiring no smoking in bars and restaurants. Owners who pressure bartenders and waiters to sell to people who are smoking in order to keep profits high are taking a(n)_____ stance toward social responsibility. (Points : 5), reactive, accommodative, proactive, obstructionist, participative,,,4. (TCO 4) Which of the following is usually the first type of international business in which a company gets involved? (Points : 5), Licensing strategy, Joint venture, Importing/exporting strategy, Direct investment, Global sourcing,,,5. (TCO 5) When dealing with the strategic planning for an organization, the _____ is the single most important individual in the planning process. (Points : 5), chief executive officer, chief legal counsel, head of planning task force, chief financial officer, vice president of planning,,,6. (TCO 6) Identify the statement that is TRUE when comparing large and small businesses. (Points : 5), Big businesses outnumber small businesses by a wide margin., Tax policies favor medium-sized businesses., Small businesses show consistently lower financial performance than big businesses., Business success creates jobs regardless of size., Small business formations are on the decline, but the rate for big businesses is increasing.,,7. (TCO 1) What are the functions of a manager? If you had to pick one as being the most important function, which would it be and why? (Points : 10), , ,,8. (TCO 2) Explain the differences among mergers, acquisitions, and alliances. (Points : 10), , ,,9. (TCO 3) How is an individual’s ethics determined? Explain. (Points : 10), , ,,10. (TCO 4) What are the connections between GATT and the WTO? Explain the role of the WTO. (Points : 10), , ,,11. (TCO 7) Briefly describe the behavioral model of organizational design. (Points : 10), , ,,12. (TCO 4) Identify and describe three different ways that a firm can go global. (Points : 15), , ,,13. (TCO 5) What are the differences between strategy formulation and strategy implementation? (Points : 15), , ,,14. (TCO 6) Describe three major important roles of entrepreneurship in the American economy. (Points : 15), , ,,15. (TCO 7) In what ways are virtual and learning organizations different from the typical organization? (Points : 15),
you began the Pre-Writing step for a report for your boss on Richard Hackman’s statement that using a team to complete a complex project may not be the best approach.