Archive for January 15th, 2018

Workplace Conflict

  I would like you to describe a conflict that you have experienced in your professional life.  Please use the terms from this week's reading to describe both the source and the outcome of the conflict. After reading this material, would you have managed this conflict in a different way? 


Minimum of 300 words in APA format with only the references that are attached please.  If you use direct quotes please use quotation marks.



1- Discuss the different roles played by the qualitative and quantitative approaches to managerial decision making. Why is it important for a manager or decision maker to have a good understanding of both of these approaches to decision making? 


2- What are the advantages of analyzing and experimenting with a model as opposed to a real object or situation? 


3- Suppose you are going on a weekend trip to a city that is d miles away. Develop a model that determines your round-trip gasoline costs. What assumptions or approximations are necessary to treat this model as a deterministic model? Are these assumptions or approximations acceptable to you? 


4- A retail store in Des Moines, Iowa, receives shipments of a particular product from Kansas City and Minneapolis. Let x 5 units of product received from Kansas City y 5 units of product received from Minneapolis

 a. Write an expression for the total units of product received by the retail store in Des Moines. b. Shipments from Kansas City cost $0.20 per unit, and shipments from Minneapolis cost $0.25 per unit. Develop an objective function representing the total cost of shipments to Des Moines.

c. Assuming the monthly demand at the retail store is 5000 units, develop a constraint that requires 5000 units to be shipped to Des Moines. 

d. No more than 4000 units can be shipped from Kansas City and no more than 3000 units can be shipped from Minneapolis in a month. Develop constraints to model this situation. 

e. Of course, negative amounts cannot be shipped. Combine the objective function and constraints developed to state a mathematical model for satisfying the demand at the Des Moines retail store at minimum cost. 


5- For most products, higher prices result in a decreased demand, whereas lower prices result in an increased demand (economists refer to such products as normal goods). Let

 d = 5 annual demand for a product in units.

 p= 5 price per unit .

Assume that a firm accepts the following price–demand relationship as being a real- istic representation of its market: 

d =5 800  –  10p

 where p must be between $20 and $70. 

a. How many units can the firm sell at the $20 per-unit price? At the $70 per-unit price? 

b. What happens to annual units demanded for the product if the firm increases the per- unit price from $26 to $27? From $42 to $43? From $68 to $69? What is the suggested relationship between per-unit price and annual demand for the product in units? 

c. Show the mathematical model for the total revenue (TR), which is the annual demand multiplied by the unit price. 

d. Based on other considerations, the firm’s management will only consider price alternatives of $30, $40, and $50. Use your model from part (b) to determine the price alternative that will maximize the total revenue. 

e. What are the expected annual demand and the total revenue according to your recommended price? 


6-  Micromedia offers computer training seminars on a variety of topics. In the seminars each student works at a personal computer, practicing the particular activity that the instructor is presenting. Micromedia is currently planning a two-day seminar on the use of Microsoft Excel in statistical analysis. The projected fee for the seminar is $600 per student. The cost for the conference room, instructor compensation, lab assistants, and promotion is $9600. Micromedia rents computers for its seminars at a cost of $60 per computer per day. 

a. Develop a model for the total cost to put on the seminar. Let x represent the number of students who enroll in the seminar. 

b. Develop a model for the total profit if x students enroll in the seminar. 

c. Micromedia has forecasted an enrollment of 30 students for the seminar. How much profit will be earned if its forecast is accurate? 

d. Compute the break-even point. 


7-  Financial Analysts, Inc., is an investment firm that manages stock portfolios for a number of clients. A new client has requested that the firm handle an $800,000 portfolio. As an initial investment strategy, the client would like to restrict the portfolio to a mix of the following two stocks:


STOCK                                                     Price/                         Estimated Annual 

                                                                      Share                               Return/Share

Oil Alaska                                                  $50                                    $6

Southwest Petroleum                          $30                                    $4



                                 x= number of shares of Oil Alaska

                                 y= number of shares of Southwest Petroleum

a-  Develop the objective function, assuming that the client desires to maximize the total annual return. 

b- Show the mathematical expression for each of the following three constraints: (1) Total investment funds available are $800,000. (2) Maximum Oil Alaska investment is $500,000. (3) Maximum Southwest Petroleum investment is $450,000. 

 Note: Adding the x $ 0 and y $ 0 constraints provides a linear programming model for the investment problem. 


8-  Models of inventory systems frequently consider the relationships among a beginning inventory, a production quantity, a demand or sales, and an ending inventory. For a given production period j, let

S j–1 = beginning inventory for period j (ending inventory from period j – 1, the previous period)

 x j = production quantity in period j

d j = demand in period j 

s j = ending inventory for period j 

a. Write the mathematical relationship or model that shows ending inventory as a function of beginning inventory, production, and demand. 

b. What constraint should be added if production capacity for period j is given by Cj? 

c. What constraint should be added if inventory requirements for period j mandate an ending inventory of at least I j? 

Interconnected Leadership Tasks

In at least 250 words answer.


What are three of the interconnected leadership tasks for strategic planning and implementation that you found most interesting? Tell me what each of these mean and why they would be important to understand as a student of strategic planning? Use specific material from our text and outside sources to support your thoughts.

Project Discussion

 Now that you have identified the program that you would like to implement to motivate your employees    You will be asked to do a cost/benefit analysis as well as identify possible risks associated with your proposal.  Please post a brief description of your proposal . Your response should contain a minimum of 175 words. 

Initial Discussion Post:

Initial Discussion Post:

Select one (1) of these National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan goals:
Prevent new viral infections
Reduce deaths and improve the health of people living with viral hepatitis
Reduce viral hepatitis health disparities
Coordinate, monitor, and report on implementation of viral hepatitis activities

Identify and describe three (3) interventions that the RN can implement to reach either goal.

APA format, 5 years and less references with 350 or more words

in text citation.

COM201 Wk2 Assig1 Outline

As part of your assignment, you will complete an outline of your  speech. An outline helps you create an organized structure for what you  plan to say. View Assignment 1

Complete these two steps to create and submit your outline: 

1. Create an Outline in Word

Create an outline in Word. Click here to use an outline template or use your own.

When you're finished, save your outline in .doc or .docx format.

Mandalay Bay And Vegas Customer Loyalty And Retention

Resource: Mandalay Bay Case

Read the Mandalay Bay case study 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the importance of customer retention and loyalty in Las Vegas hotels, and include the following: 

How would you recommend that Las Vegas hotels grow customer loyalty and retention? Do they need to consider the concept of service marketing at all? Discuss the treatment of guests in the customer service experience described in the case study.Evaluate treatment and recovery efforts from the perspective of distributive, procedural, and interactional justice. How would you recommend that hotels change their customer retention and loyalty programs moving forward? Why?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

ECO/372 Wk5

Purpose of Assignment 

This week requires the student to address six unresolved issues in macroeconomics, each of which is central to current political debates. Students are required to use information and tools that they have accumulated in their study of the text and evaluate both sides of those issues, determine which side they can support for each issue, and defend their positions. 

Assignment Steps 

Select two subjects from the following list of topics and Prepare a 12 to 15 slides PowerPoint presentation analysis: 

  • Active monetary and fiscal policy
  • Increased government spending to fight recessions
  • Reducing federal government's discretionary powers
  • Zero-inflation target
  • Balanced government budget
  • Tax incentives for saving

Evaluate both the advocates' position and the critics' position.

Determine which position you support and defend your position. 

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook. 

Present your analysis to the class.

Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

Research Paper Outline

Your final research paper will be based on Global Team Development related to an aspect of cross-cultural management examined in this course. First, you will choose a company that is involved in global cross-cultural management. This assignment requires that you explore a key aspect of cross-cultural management, and prepare a substantive outline detailing the program that you intend to design, develop, implement, and maintain for the benefit of the organization identified. Examples could be: cultural training for expatriate employees; diversity training for employees; global leadership, etc. 


Prepare an outline with bullet points of the topics, subtopics, theories and concepts that you plan to ultimately cover in your research paper.  In addition, please refer to the reference below for more information on research paper outlines.  

WK7 Discussion

 75-150 words

Revision and Proofreading

Take a paragraph or more from one of your previous assignments and revise it. Copy the original passage into your post and then write a new passage in which you modify for style, diction, order, and logic. In your responses, comment on the effectiveness of the revised passages (Are they more logical and clearer? Do they flow better?) and/or suggest alternate ways to revise each passage

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