Summarize a current event topic of your choosing that relates to chapter readings for class discussion. Your current event topic can come from any credible news source (ex: Wall Street Journal, The Economist, New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, CSPAN, broadcast news, etc.), but your chosen current event topic must be in the news in the last seven days AND relevant to what you are reading this week. Do NOT use an article from a peer-reviewed journal as your “current event,” even if published within the last year (although you may cite such an article in your abstract to provide further context for the current event topic.) Respond to at least two of your peers’ abstract posts, proceeding just as you would in any discussion forum.Participation Requirements:Consult the grading rubric in the Faculty & Course Info section for the grading criteria.Initial current event summary/abstract post:
Create a thread for your abstract identified with your name and current event topic (ex: Anne Smith: Kobe Steel Scandal)
Include date and source of current event topic in your summary
Prepare a quality, substantive post that addresses the objectives of the discussion forum and the expectations set forth in the grading rubric
Include supportive evidence; such as direct applicable experience and expert sources.
Due no later than Wednesday, 11:59 pm, CT
Please answer the following questions:
In what kind of industries does a localization strategy make sense? Why? When does a global standardization strategy make the most sense? Why?
What do you see as the main organizational problems that are likely to be associated with the implementation of a transnational strategy? Explain.
What is the most appropriate organizational architecture for a firm that is competing in an industry where a global strategy is most appropriate?
You will analyze Starbucks various foreign entry strategies through the years from inception until 2014. Instructions:
• Review the case study, Starbucsk Foreign Entry Strategies, from your reading in this Unit.
• Answer the three questions provided in this case study. Requirements:
• Minimum of two pages in length, excluding the Title and Reference page.
• APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works.
• At least three resources.
Week 7 Assignment – Macroeconomics Case Study
In this exercise, you will demonstrate your ability to find macroeconomic data from public sources and to display it in an Excel spreadsheet.
Start by choosing one of these three macroeconomic variables: Real GDP, the unemployment rate, or the inflation rate.
Follow these instructions to find numbers for your macroeconomic variable for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017:
Table 1.1.6. Real Gross Domestic Product, Chained Dollars. Select Modify and choose 2015-A&Q as the First Year. Under Series, select Annual. The Real GDP numbers for each year are in Line 1.
Labor Force Statistics From the Current Population Survey. These unemployment numbers are monthly, not annual. Use the January number for each year.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). These inflation numbers are monthly, not annual. Use the January number for each year.
Prepare an Excel spreadsheet that has two columns and four rows. In cell A1 type in the variable you selected and bold the text. In the heading for cell A2, type, “Year.” In cells A3, A4, and A5 descending below this heading, type the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.
In the heading for cell B3, type the name of the variable you chose (Real GDP, Unemployment Rate, or Inflation Rate). In the cells below this heading, type the values for each of the three years.
Underneath your table, type “Source:” and then paste the URL of the source where you found your data.
o Chapter 13: Advanced Topics in Business Strategy
o Chapter 14: A Manager’s Guide to Government in the Marketplace
Activity — At least 3 pages of content (including Introductory paragraph and a conclusions section, excluding graphs, title page, reference page, and the appendix section), and 3 peer-reviewed references are required by professors. Course Learning Outcomes: Evaluate and present the economic basis for limit pricing, and identify the conditions under which a firm can profit from such a strategy.
Between 1995 and 1997, American Airlines competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport against several other low-cost carriers. In response to these low-cost carriers, American Airlines reduced its price and increased service on selected routes. As a result, one of the low-cost carriers stopped service, which led American Airlines to increase its price.
● Why do you think a lawsuit was filed against American Airlines?
● Why do you think American Airlines prevailed at trial?
In this discussion, you will have an opportunity to make connections between your prior knowledge and the new content you are learning this week. Consider the new content about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investment types as you respond to this discussion prompt.
Last week, you considered how much money you might need in retirement. This week, you will learn about investment options to help you save for the future. Consider the investment options discussed this week (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate).
Respond to at least three of the following questions in a minimum of 175 words:
How might this concepts from Chapters 12 and 13 be important to your personal finances? Why would you want to know more about this?
How would you choose to invest your retirement savings (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, other)? Why did you choose that option(s)?
What are the advantages of investing in mutual funds?
In the Wk 5 Learning Path, watch “Demonstration Problem Video 12.1: Comparing Returns on Different Stocks” in WileyPLUS. Section 12.1 of Personal Finance discusses measures to evaluate common stocks. Which do you think is best to compare companies? Why?
Section 13.1 of Personal Finance lists types of investment companies that offer mutual funds. Which of these would be of most interest to you? Why?
Using the product or service that you have selected for your assignments, read and reply to each of the prompts below:
Is it an inferior, normal, or luxury product, or service?
What are its substitutes and complements, if any?
In what ways does your product or service provide utility to your customers?
Name one strong utility feature and one weak utility feature of the product or service.
The country of My choice i South Africa and strive is Amazon.
Calculate Mean, standard deviation, Correlation coefficient and draw a graph using the results.
Calculate the rest like covariance.,etc . Mean, Variance and has already been populated for
Use input from G2 files and move the data to G3 using excel formula [no direct copy paste from G2 to G3 should be used. So that the reader can understand the date clicking on the cells in G3 knowing from where the data is populated.
Company Title: Pepsico
Presentation Need the following slides for with apa format.
Introduction on the company (overview), what does the company do, what product or service does it offer, and where is it located (headquarters)
Who are its main competitors (list all competitors)?
What is the market structure (e.g. pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, etc.)?
How is it regulated?
What they got wrong analysis detailing a strategy mistake using the course concepts
What they got right analysis detailing a strategy win using the course concepts
The Presentation must be organized in the following way:
Concise with sections clearly defined
10-12 slide minimum (title, conclusion, reference, and question/answer)
At minimum 10 minutes in length
All slides must have speaker notes
No grammar, spelling, punctuation, or typing errors
Please review the sample PowerPoint presentation that’s attached. The sample presentation is a guide and should help with understanding expectations.
In a 1-page paper highlight the role played by the Federal Reserve Bank in the U.S. economy. What is the role of the Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee? How does it impact the way all of the banks run? Give concrete examples from the text, lecture and other readings. Discuss your personal opinion in how it is governed. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
Length300 WordsFont12 point, Calibri Font, 1″ MarginsProgram/File TypeSubmit in WordAttachmentsShould be pasted into the Word document if possible.Referencing systemAPA referencing system is necessary in assignments, especially material copied from the Internet.
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