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determine the market structure in which the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company operates.

Using the regression results and the other computations from Assignment 1, determine the market structure in which the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company operates.

Use the Internet to research two (2) of the leading competitors in the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food industry, and take note of their pricing strategies, profitability, and their relationships within the industry (worldwide).

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Outline a plan that will assess the effectiveness of the market structure for the company’s operations. Note: In Assignment 1, the assumption was that the market structure [or selling environment] was perfectly competitive and that the equilibrium price was to be determined by setting QD equal to QS. You are now aware of recent changes in the selling environment that suggest an imperfectly competitive market where your firm now has substantial market power in setting its own “optimal” price.
Given that business operations have changed from the market structure specified in the original scenario in Assignment 1, determine two (2) likely factors that might have caused the change. Predict the primary manner in which this change would likely impact business operations in the new market environment.
Analyze the major short run and long cost functions for the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company given the cost functions below. Suggest substantive ways in which the low-calorie food company may use this information in order to make decisions in both the short-run and the long-run.
TC = 160,000,000 + 100Q + 0.0063212Q2
VC = 100Q + 0.0063212Q2
MC= 100 + 0.0126424Q

Determine the possible circumstances under which the company should discontinue operations. Suggest key actions that management should take in order to confront these circumstances. Provide a rationale for your response. (Hint: Your firm’s price must cover average variable costs in the short run and average total costs in the long run to continue operations.)
Suggest one (1) pricing policy that will enable your low-calorie, frozen microwavable food company to maximize profits. Provide a rationale for your suggestion.
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In Assignment 1, you determined your firm’s market demand equation. Now you need to find the inverse demand equation. Having found that, find the Total Revenue function for your firm (TR is P x Q). From your firm’s Total Revenue function, then find your Marginal Revenue (MR) function.
Use the profit maximization rule MR = MC to determine your optimal price and optimal output level now that you have market power. Compare these values with the values you generated in Assignment 1. Determine whether your price higher is or lower.)
Outline a plan, based on the information provided in the scenario, which the company could use in order to evaluate its financial performance. Consider all the key drivers of performance, such as company profit or loss for both the short term and long term, and the fundamental manner in which each factor influences managerial decisions.
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Calculate profit in the short run by using the price and output levels you generated in part 5. Optional: You may want to compare this to what profit would have been in Assignment 1 using the cost function provided here.
Calculate profit in the long run by using the output level you generated in part 5 and cost data in part 3 and assuming that the selling environment will likely be very competitive. Determine why this would be a valid assumption.)
Recommend two (2) actions that the company could take in order to improve its profitability and deliver more value to its stakeholders. Outline, in brief, a plan to implement your recommendations.
Use at least five (6) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

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Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices

Assume that the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company from Assignments 1 and 2 wants to expand, and has to make some long-term capital budgeting decisions. The company is currently facing increases in the costs of major ingredients.

Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research government policies and regulation.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting pricing strategies for making their products’ response to a change in price less elastic. Provide a rationale for your response.
Examine the major effects that government policies have on production and employment. Predict the potential effects that government policies could have on your company.
Determine whether or not government regulation to ensure fairness in the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food industry is needed. Cite the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Provide two (2) examples of government involvement in a similar market economy to support your response.
Examine the major complexities that would arise under expansion via capital projects. Propose key actions that the company could take in order to prevent or address these complexities.
Suggest the substantive manner in which the company could create a convergence between the interests of stockholders and managers. Indicate the most likely impact to profitability of such a convergence. Provide two (2) examples of instances that support your response.
Use at least five (6) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

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Skills of a self leader

Write a three page essay in which you describe each of the three skills of a self-leader. For each skill discuss a situation you face now or have faced in the past and in using that skill how you would be more capable of successfully moving through that situation. Please discuss these examples in depth such that you could use your example as a road map as you move through that situation.

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Define and discuss two best practices from scholarly sources to motivate and engage employees

Prepare a paper that 1) identifies two (2) best practices to effectively engage employees, 2)
compares the best practices to the actual practices of a specific organization, 3) makes specific
recommendations for that organization, and 4) identifies two (2) insights gained into employee
engagement including specific actions to enhance leader effectiveness.
The analysis should:
• Define and discuss two best practices from scholarly sources to motivate and engage employees
• Assess how effectively one organization engages employees comparing and contrasting its efforts to
the two best practices; support your description of the organization’s practices with evidence such as
specific examples
• Based on your analysis make specific recommendations to enhance employee engagement in that
organization
• Discuss two insights gained into employee engagement including specific actions you will take as a
leader to enhance your effectiveness in engaging employees

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Developmental stage as viewed through the lens of one developmental theory

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the age group / developmental stage you selected in Week Two of the course. Remember, you must use this age group / developmental stage.

You will then review the Developmental Psychology literature examining findings for that age group / developmental stage in terms of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social dimensions, and how they impact development and can best be used to meet developmental needs. Additionally, create a summary of the developmental stage as viewed through the lens of one developmental theory we have studied across the course (Piaget?s Theory of Cognitive Development, Freud?s Psychosexual Theory, Erickson?s Psychosocial Theory, etc.).

In your paper,

Examine the physical changes associated with the selected developmental stage.
Examine the cognitive changes associated with the selected developmental stage.
Examine the emotional changes associated with the selected developmental stage.
Examine the social changes associated with the selected developmental stage.
Evaluate the developmental changes and appraise the effects of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social environments.
Integrate developmental and environmental factors into an assessment of developmental needs.
Create a summary of the developmental stage as viewed through the lens of a selected developmental theory.
Propose solutions for areas not addressed by the theory.
Analyze the ethical considerations for research and practice with the selected developmental stage.
The Integrating the Field of Developmental Psychology: A Review of the Literature

Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages)

Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student?s name
Course name and number
Instructor?s name
Date submitted

Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

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international business and administration

Explain how and Explain why the functional areas of both international business and administration are important to the four phases of strategic management discussed in module one (thinking, planning, implementation and feedback) (Minimum of 500 words).

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List and discuss some guidelines for when related diversification would be a particularly good strategy to pursue

List and discuss some guidelines for when related diversification would be a particularly good strategy to pursue.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have
accompanying citations
Explain the benefits and limitations of developing a Boston Consulting Group Matrix.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have
accompanying citations.

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Accounting Disclosure Analysis

Accounting Disclosure Analysis

Select a publicly held company to use as the basis for this assignment. Use Starbucks.
Research your selected company and acquire the company’s most recent financial statements using the Internet.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper analyzing the disclosures contained within the notes to the financial statements related to cash and cash equivalents, receivables,
and inventories. Include a list identifying the components of the organization’s cash and cash equivalents.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Include Introduction and Conclusion
cite properly and include a reference page.
use Starbucks as the public company to obtain the information

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Business management

Write a six (6) page paper in which you:
Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) background of the CEO.
Analyze the CEO’s leadership style and philosophy, and how the CEO’s leadership style aligns with the culture.
Examine the CEO’s personal and organizational values.
Evaluate how the values of the CEO are likely to influence ethical behavior within the organization.
Determine the CEO’s three (3) greatest strengths and three (3) greatest weaknesses.
Select the quality that you believe contributes most to this leader’s success. Support your reasoning.
Assess how communication and collaboration, and power and politics influence group (i.e., the organization’s) dynamics.
Use at least six (6) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference
page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the formation and dynamics of group behavior and work teams, including the application of power in groups.
Outline various individual and group decision-making processes and key factors affecting these processes, including ethical considerations.
Examine the communication process, the primary conflict levels, and the process for negotiating resolutions within organizations.
Examine how power and influence empower and affect office politics, political interpretations, and political behavior.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in organizational behavior.
Write clearly and concisely about organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

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Describe Strategic Analysis of Walt Disney

Describe Strategic Analysis of Walt Disney

Problem- By using The Walt Disney Company complete a more in-depth analysis of its strategy

Problem 1- Discuss how that company has strengthened its generic strategy through complementary strategic moves in this industry. In your analysis of its strategic moves, examine the timing of these moves.

Part i- Identify whether to pursue offensive or defensive strategic options

Part ii- Discuss the timing for strategic moves

Part iii- Outline complementary strategic options, challenges and benefits of the complementary strategic options

Problem 2- Then, discuss this company’s strategies for competing in international markets. How does the company enter foreign markets, complete internationally, and leverage any operations internationally?

Part i- Define strategies for foreign market entry

Part ii- Identify the strategic approaches for competing internationally

Part iii- Outline ways that a company can gain competitive advantage from international operations. Can you recommend any additional strategies for international markets?

Problem 3- Lastly, discuss the company’s corporate strategy.

Part i- Discuss the role of business diversification in the strategic planning process

Part ii- Review the types of business diversification with company examples

Part iii- Outline the process of evaluating a firm’s current business diversification strategies

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