• Explain Porter’s five forces model.
  • Management IS (MIS) incorporate software and hardware technologies to provide useful information for decision-making. Explain each of the following IS, and use at least one example in each to support your discussion:
    •  a collaboration information system,
    •  a database management system,
    •  a content management system,
    •  a knowledge management/expert system,
    •  a customer relationship management system,
    •  an enterprise resource planning system,
    •  a social media IS,
    •  a business intelligence/decision support system, and
    •  an enterprise IS.
  • Identify and discuss one technical and one human safeguard to protect against IS security threats.
  • There are several processes that can be used to develop IS and applications such as systems development life cycle (SDLC) and scrum (agile development). Provide a brief description of SDLC and scrum, and then discuss at least one similarity and one difference between SDLC and scrum
  • Sum up your paper by discussing the importance of MIS.

Your paper must be at least three pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and you must use at least two resources. Be sure to cite all sources used in APA format, and format your essay in APA style.

 
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Economics
: Master
: Essay
: English (U.S.)
: 2 pages/550 words 2 sources apa format due in 24 hours

BUS640.W2A1.10.2013

Description:

Total Possible Score: 8.00

1a. Describes, Calculates, and Compares the Expected Utilities (EUs) of the Two Alternatives

Total: 0.80

Distinguished – Provides accurate calculations, a comprehensive description of those calculations, and a thorough comparison of the expected utilities (EU).

Proficient – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Minor details are missing or few inaccuracies are present.

Basic – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Relevant details are missing or several inaccuracies are present.

Below Expectations – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Significant details are missing and/or many inaccuracies are present.

Non-Performance – The description, calculation, and comparison of the expected utilities (EU) of the two alternatives are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

1b. Describes, Calculates, and Compares the Expected Utilities (EU) of the Two Alternatives

Total: 0.80

Distinguished – Provides accurate calculations, a comprehensive description of those calculations, and a thorough comparison of the expected utilities (EU).

Proficient – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Minor details are missing or few inaccuracies are present.

Basic – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Relevant details are missing or several inaccuracies are present.

Below Expectations – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU). Significant details are missing and/or many inaccuracies are present.

Non-Performance – The description, calculation, and comparison of the expected utilities (EU) of the two alternatives are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

1c. Describes, Calculates, and Compares the Expected Utility (EU) with Probability of the Two Alternatives

Total: 0.80

Distinguished – Provides accurate calculations, a comprehensive description of those calculations, and a thorough comparison of the expected utilities (EU) with probability of the two alternatives.

Proficient – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU) with probability of the two alternatives. Minor details are missing or few inaccuracies are present.

Basic – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU) with probability of the two alternatives. Relevant details are missing or several inaccuracies are present.

Below Expectations – Provides calculations, a description of those calculations, and a comparison of the expected utilities (EU) with probability of the two alternatives. Significant details are missing and/or many inaccuracies are present.

Non-Performance – The description of how to calculate the expected utility (EU) with probability of the two alternatives is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

1d. Provides a Description of a Scenario in a Real-World Business Setting Discussing the Benefits and Drawbacks

Total: 0.80

Distinguished – Provides a thorough description of a scenario in a real-world business setting discussing the benefits and drawbacks.

Proficient – Provides an adequate description of a scenario in a real-world business setting discussing the benefits and drawbacks, but minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic – Provides a partial description of a scenario in a real-world business setting discussing the benefits and drawbacks. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a description of a scenario in a real-world business setting discussing the benefits and drawbacks, but significant details are irrelevant or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – The description of a scenario in a real-world business setting is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2a. Describes and Calculates the Price Elasticity of Demand

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly describes and accurately calculates the price elasticity of demand.

Proficient – Adequately describes and calculates the price elasticity of demand, but minor details are missing or few inaccuracies are present.

Basic – Partially describes and calculates the price elasticity of demand, but relevant details are missing or several inaccuracies are present.

Below Expectations – Minimally describes and calculates the price elasticity of demand, but significant details are missing or many inaccuracies are present.

Non-Performance – The description and calculation of the price elasticity of demand is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2b. Derives an Expression for the Inverse Demand Curve

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly and accurately derives an expression for the (inverse) demand curve/equation.

Proficient – Derives an expression for the (inverse) demand curve/ equation, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially derives an expression for the (inverse) demand curve/ equation, but the curve/equation is somewhat inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Attempts to derive an expression for the (inverse) demand curve/ equation, but the curve/equation is inaccurate.

Non-Performance – The derivation of an expression for the (inverse) demand curve/ equation is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2c. Discusses Whether or Not Newton’s Donuts Should Reduce the Price to Maximize its Profit

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should reduce the price to maximize its profit.

Proficient – Discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should reduce the price to maximize its profit, but some minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should reduce the price to maximize its profit. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss whether or not Newton’s Donuts should reduce the price to maximize its profit; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The discussion of whether or not Newton’s Donuts should reduce the price to maximize its profit is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

2d. Discusses Whether or Not Newton’s Donuts Should Spend More on Advertising

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should spend more on advertising.

Proficient – Discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should spend more on advertising, but minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially discusses whether or not Newton’s Donuts should spend more on advertising. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss whether or not Newton’s Donuts should spend more on advertising; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The discussion of whether or not Newton’s Donuts should spend more on advertising is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking: Explanaton of Issues

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Content Development

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Uses appropriate, pertinent, and persuasive content to discover and develop sophisticated ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Proficient – Uses appropriate and pertinent content to discover ideas within the context of the discipline, shaping the work as a whole.

Basic – Uses appropriate and pertinent content, but does not apply it toward discovering or developing ideas. Overall, content assists in shaping the written work.

Below Expectations – Uses content, though it may be unrelated or inappropriate to the topic. Content does not contribute toward the development of the written work, and may distract the reader from its purpose.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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Consumer Demand Analysis and Estimation Applied Problems

Please complete the following two applied problems:

Problem 1:

Patricia is researching venues for a restaurant business. She is evaluating three major attributes that she considers important in her choice: taste, location, and price. The value she places on each attribute, however, differs according to what type of restaurant she is going to start. If she opens a restaurant in a suburban area of Los Angeles, then taste is the most important attribute, three times as important as location, and two times as important as price. If she opens a restaurant in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, then location becomes three times as important as taste and two times as important as price. She is considering two venues, respectively, a steak restaurant and a pizza restaurant, both of which are priced the same. She has rated each attribute on a scale of 1 to 100 for each of the two different types of restaurants.

Steak Restaurant

Pizza Restaurant

Taste
Location
Price

80
55
65

70
80
50

Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each question in complete sentences.

  1. Which of the two options should Patricia pursue if she wants to open a restaurant in a suburban area of Los Angeles? Calculate the total expected utility from each restaurant option and compare. Graph is not required. Describe your answer, and show your calculations.
  2. Which of the two options should she pick if she plans to open a restaurant in the Los Angeles metropolitan area? Describe your answer, and show your calculations.
  3. Which option should she pursue if the probability of finding a restaurant venue in a suburban area can be reliably estimated as 0.7 and in a metropolitan area as 0.3? Describe your reasoning and show your calculations.
  4. Provide a description of a scenario in which this kind of decision between two choices, based on weighing their underlying attributes, applies in the “real-world” business setting. Furthermore, what are the benefits and drawbacks, if any, to this method of decision making?

Problem 2:

The demand function for Newton’s Donuts has been estimated as follows:

Qx = -14 – 54Px + 45Py + 0.62Ax

where Qx represents thousands of donuts; Px is the price per donut; Py is the average price per donut of other brands of donuts; and Ax represents thousands of dollars spent on advertising Newton’s Donuts. The current values of the independent variables are Ax=120, Px=0.95, and Py=0.64.

Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each question in complete sentences, whenever it is necessary.

  1. Calculate the price elasticity of demand for Newton’s Donuts and describe what it means. Describe your answer and show your calculations.
  2. Derive an expression for the inverse demand curve for Newton’s Donuts. Describe your answer and show your calculations.
  3. If the cost of producing Newton’s Donuts is constant at $0.15 per donut, should they reduce the price and thereafter, sell more donuts (assuming profit maximization is the company’s goal)?
  4. Should Newton’s Donuts spend more on advertising?
 
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Today, there are several options for people who want to pursue a legal claim.  This includes filing a lawsuit in court, but also includes alternative forms of dispute resolution (referred to as ADR) such as mediation and arbitration.  In both mediation and arbitration, the dispute is resolved outside of court, with the main difference being that mediation requires the parties to voluntarily agree to a resolution, while arbitration requires the parties to abide by the decision of a private arbitrator.

 

For this discussion, choose one of the disputes listed below and explain whether you think the best way to resolve it is through a lawsuit, mediation, or arbitration.

 

A woman is passed over for promotion and instead the job is award to a man with less experience.  She believes that this is a case of sex discrimination.

A truck driver is hit by a motorist who ran a stop sign and will be in the hospital for several months and does not have any savings or disability benefits.

A child is injured when a very popular folding high-chair collapses, and it appears that the high-chair was improperly designed and unable to reliably support the weight of the average infant.

 
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  1. Why is a business model important?
  2. How are business models influenced by internal and external factors?
  3. Conduct a little research on models and discuss the difference between the product model and the marketing model.   Is one model better than the other?  Explain.
 
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Instructions

Create a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation that explores professional ethics and responsibilities. You can use information from the CSU Online Library or other reliable sources. (Note: Websites such as Wikipedia are not acceptable academic sources.) You may use the slide notes function to explain slide contents as necessary. In your presentation, address the following topics:

  • professional ethics and responsibilities of intermediaries;
  • professional ethics, responsibilities, and loyalty of managers; and
  • professional ethics and responsibilities of employees to the community.

In addition to the information on professional ethics and responsibilities, provide at least one example of each topic above. Cite your sources, and create a reference slide using proper APA formatting. The title and reference slides are not included in the slide count.

 
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Describe the Sun Coast data using the descriptive statistics tools discussed   in the unit lesson. Establish whether assumptions are met to use parametric      statistical procedures. Repeat the tasks below for each tab in the Sun Coast      research study data set. Utilize the Unit IV Scholarly Activity template  here.

You will utilize Microsoft Excel ToolPak. The links to the  ToolPak are  here in   the Course Project Guidance document.

Here are some of the items you will  cover.

  •     Produce   a frequency distribution table and histogram.
  •    Generate   descriptive statistics table, including measures of central                  tendency (mean,   median, and mode), kurtosis, and  skewness.
  •    Describe   the dependent variable measurement scale as nominal,                  ordinal, interval, or   ratio.
  •    Analyze,   evaluate, and discuss the above descriptive statistics in                  relation to   assumptions required for parametric testing. Confirm          whether     the     assumptions   are met or are not met.

The title and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement for     this assignment. This assignment should be no less than five pages in length,     follow APA-style formatting and guidelines, and use references and citations as    necessary.

 
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Part1:  Go to https://fred.stlouisfed.org/categories . Under ”Money, Banking, & Finance” select ”Interest Rates” and then select the ”Treasury Bills” then ”3-Month Treasury Bill: Secondary Market Rate”. Describe how this rate has changed in recent months. Using the information in this chapter, explain why the interest rate changed as it did. 1

Part2:   Using the same website, retrieve data at the beginning of the last 20 quarters for interest rates (based on the three-month Treasury-bill rate) and the producer price index for all commodities (under ”Prices”) and place the data in two columns of an Excel. Derive the change in interest rates on a quarterly basis. Then derive the percentage change in the producer price index on a quarterly basis, which serves as a measure of inflation. Apply regression analysis in which the change in interest rates is the dependent variable and inflation is the independent variable (see appendix B for information about applying regression analysis). a. Explain the relationship that you find. b. Does it appear that inflation and interest rate movements are positively related?

In these exercises, you will access the Federal Reserve Database, a link to it is given on page 46. Skip “http://” at the beginning of the link. Type as “research.stlouisfed.org.fred2” .

IEE 2.1: (i) use the monthly data for the last five years; (ii) the producer price index data is the Prices category.

I’ll attached the graph and excel fine so you can analysis based on the questions and the information you have

 
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Use Part II “Managing for High Performance” in the attached book chapter.

(1) Use the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound) traits to establish goals for your educational career.

Requirements:
a. Ensure each goal is SMART
b. 3-5 goals
c. Explanation of what you hope to achieve with each goal.
d. What difficulties you had in establishing goals.

For example, if you say “didn’t have enough information,” you should also state what information you would have needed.

Do not use any of the goals found on page 25 of your text. You may use them as a reference.

(2). Have a counseling session with a friend, co-worker, or family member. Summarize your results in the Forum post. How do relationships influence our ability to effectively counsel someone (does the relationship help, hurt?)?

(3). Explain one disciplinary technique you either have used or had used on you. Based on the reading, was the technique proper? Explain why or why not.

 
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. Which of the following is NOT a true statement regarding “Propensity to Consume”? Select one:

a. Your average propensity to consume is the percentage of each dollar of income, on the average, that is spent for current needs rather than savings.

b. Average propensity to consume is best described as how much of your money you plan to save in your financial plan.

c. A person making $35,000 and spending $30,800 has an average propensity to consume of 88%.

d. Generally, as income rises, the average propensity to consume decreases.

e. Two persons with equal average propensities to consume will not necessarily have equal standards of living because of differences in income.

2. The ratio that is calculated by dividing your total monthly loan payments by your monthly gross income is called the: Select one:

a. Debt Service Ratio

b. Solvency Ratio

c. Liquidity Ratio

d. Income Ratio

3. The term most closely associated with quality of life is: Select one:

a. Standard of Living

b. Money

c. Education

d. Wealth

e. Consumption

4. The following would represent qualitative data obtained by a planner during a data-gathering session: . . . (1) The primary and contingent beneficiaries of the client’s life insurance policies . . . (2) The amount and type of life insurance included in the client’s employee benefits package . . . (3) The age at which the client hopes to retire . . . (4) The client’s established gifting strategy to his grandchildren’s college fund over the next 10 years . . . (5) The fact that the client’s wife is expecting a significant inheritance within 10 years, which they feel will decrease their need to contribute currently to a retirement plan Select one:

a. (1), (3) and (5)

b. (2), (3) and (4)

c. (1), (2) and (4)

d. (3) and (5)

e. (3), (4) and (5)

5. Which of the following economic concepts is/are correctly represented? . . . (1) Income is a prime factor impacting demand within the economy. . . . (2) The Substitution Effect states that as the cost of goods rises, consumers reduce or cease consumption. . . . (3) Price is considered the most important factor affecting demand. . . . (4) Changes in Gross Domestic Product measure economic growth. . . . (5) Our federal deficit is the cumulative result of spending that exceeds revenue. Select one:

a. All of the 5 offered responses are correctly represented.

b. (1), (3) and (4)

c. None of the 5 offered responses are correctly represented.

d. (2) and (4) only

e. (2), (4) and (5)

6. The following would represent quantitative data obtained by a planner during a data-gathering session: . . . (1) The primary and contingent beneficiaries of the client’s life insurance policies . . . (2) The amount and type of life insurance included in the client’s employee benefits package . . . (3) The age at which the client hopes to retire . . . (4) The client’s established gifting strategy to his grandchildren’s college fund over the next 10 years . . . (5) The fact that the client’s wife is expecting a significant inheritance within 10 years, which they feel will decrease their need to contribute currently to a retirement plan Select one:

 
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According to the textbook, the current world economy is increasingly becoming integrated and interdependent; as a result, the relationship between business and society is becoming more complex. In this assignment, you are to use the Internet to research a Fortune 500 company and identify factors that impact the business. Before you begin, check with your professor for the approved company(ies) for the quarter.

Write a four to six (4–6) page paper in which you:

  1. Specify the nature, structure, and types of products or services of your company, and identify two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Provide an explanation to support the rationale.
  2. Suggest five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Provide support for the response.
  3. Specify one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your company.
  4. Submit a reference page with at least four (4) quality references that you have used for this paper. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different from other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS 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.
 
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