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DQ 1-2

Develop a minimum of 700-word section for your business model and strategic plan in which you add your strategies and tactics to implement and realize your objectives, measures, and targets.

Strategic Plan Part I: Proposal of a New DivisionStrategic Plan Part II: SWOTT AnalysisStrategic Plan Part III: Balanced Scorecard and Communication PlanSignature Assignment: Strategic Plan: Implementation Plan, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plan AnalysisStrategic Plan Part I: Proposal of a New DivisionUse the Strategic Planning Outline as a guide to complete sections of your capstone project each week. A final strategic plan is due in Week 5. Cite your resources. Develop a minimum 1,400-word proposal in which you explain the importance of innovation in your selected division’s vision, mission, and values, and determine your business model for this new division. Include the following:Propose a new product or service for the new company division. The division should be customer-focused with an innovative mission statement. Ensure you are differentiating your product or service.Describe how the division addresses customer needs and achieves competitive advantage.Create a vision and a business model for this new division that clearly demonstrates your decision on what you want your business to become in the future.Explain how the vision, mission, and value of the new division align with the company’s mission and vision.Summarize how the vision, mission, and values guide the division’s strategic direction.Define your guiding principles and values for your division in the context of culture, social responsibility, and ethics.Cite a minimum of two peer-reviewed references. Strategic Plan Part II: SWOTT AnalysisConduct an internal and external environmental analysis for your proposed new division and its business model.Develop a SWOTT table summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should consider, at a minimum, the factors below.For each factor, identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table. Include the SWOTT table in your submission.External forces and trends considerations:Industry ChangesLegal and regulatoryGlobalEconomicTechnologicalInnovationSocialEnvironmentalCompetitive analysisInternal forces and trends considerations:StrategyStructuresProcesses and systemsResourcesGoalsStrategic capabilitiesCultureTechnologiesInnovationsIntellectual propertyLeadershipCompose a maximum of 1,400-word synopsis in which you analyze relevant forces and trends from the list above. Your analysis must include the following:Identify economic, legal, and regulatory forces and trends.Critique how well the organization adapts to change.Analyze and explain the supply chain of the new division of the existing business. Share your plans to develop and leverage core competencies and resources within the supply chain in an effort to make a positive impact on the business model and the various stakeholders.Discuss the primary internal organizational considerations for the development of a strategic plan.Identify the major issues and/or opportunities the company faces based on your analysis. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Strategic Plan Part III: Balanced Scorecard and Communication PlanCreate a minimum 1,050-word strategic objectives summary. Include your balanced scorecard and its impact on all stakeholders, and the communication plan.Identify key trends, assumptions, and risks in the context of your final business model.Develop the strategic objectives for your new division of the existing business in a balanced scorecard format in the context of key trends, assumptions, and risks. The strategic objectives are measures of attaining your vision and mission. As you develop them, consider the vision, mission, and values for your business and the outcomes of your SWOTT analysis. Consider the following four quadrants of the balanced scorecard when developing your strategic objectives:Shareholder Value or Financial Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:Market shareRevenues and costsProfitabilityCompetitive positionCustomer Value Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:Customer retention or turnoverCustomer satisfactionCustomer valueProcess or Internal Operations Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:Measure of process performanceProductivity or productivity improvementOperations metricsImpact of change on the organizationLearning and Growth (Employee) Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:Employee satisfactionEmployee turnover or retentionLevel of organizational capabilityNature of organizational culture or climateTechnological innovationEvaluate potential alternatives to the issues and/or opportunities identified in the SWOTT Analysis assignment and table you completed in Week 3.Create at least three strategic objectives for each of the four balanced scorecard areas. Base your solutions on a ranking of alternative solutions including the following:Identify potential risks and mitigation plans.Analyze a stakeholder and include mitigation and contingency strategies.Incorporate ethical implications.Develop a specific metric and target for each strategic objective using a balanced scorecard format. Example: a strategic objective in the shareholder or financial perspective is to increase market share. A metric to actually measure this strategic objective of market share increase is, “The percentage of increase in market share.” The target is the specific number to be achieved in a particular time period. The target for the metric of “Increase market share” could be “Increase market share by 2% for each of the next 3 years” of an increase of 2% per year for 3 years.Outline a brief communication plan discussing how you will communicate the company’s strategic objectives including the following:Define the purpose.Define the audience.Identify the channel(s) of communication and why you selected that channel.Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Signature Assignment: Strategic Plan: Implementation Plan, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plan AnalysisDevelop a minimum of 700-word section for your business model and strategic plan in which you add your strategies and tactics to implement and realize your objectives, measures, and targets.Identify marketing and information technology as part of the strategies and tactics section of the business plan.Develop at least three methods to monitor and control your proposed strategic plan, being sure to analyze how the measures will advance organizational goals financially and operationally.Determine the best possible options for evaluating the strategic plan.  Explain the ethical issues faced by the organization, summarize the legal and regulatory issues faced by the organization, and then summarize the organization’s corporate social responsibility.Show, in this section, the possible implications of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) on the strategic plan and its implementation.Prepare a minimum 350-word executive summary defining the new division of existing business. Share your Vision, Mission, final business model, and value proposition, and list your key assumptions, risks, and change management issues. Quantify the growth and profit opportunity and planned impact on various stakeholders.Note: Any investor should be eager to meet with you after reading your executive summary.Use the Strategic Planning Outline as a guide, and combine Parts 1, 2, and 3 of your completed business model strategic plan with your Final Business Plan Model assignment and Executive Summary. This includes the Business Model, Vision, Mission, Values, SWOTT Analysis, Supply Chain Analysis, and Balanced Scorecard and Communication Plan from prior weeks. Your consolidated final strategic plan should be a minimum of 4,200 words in length.Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines. 
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Module 2 Case 2 Diagnostic

Module 05 Global Expansion Project – Organizational Structure, Operations, and Finance

Now that we know the product and we have studied the location thoroughly enough to create a plan of market entry, it is time to look internally at our resources to determine how we will be structured for success.Create a 5-7 slide presentation using the speaker’s notes section for your content and the slides for presentation purposes. Include the following information:Develop an organizational structure for the productCreate an operations planCreate a finance planPresentation should be proofread for spelling and grammar. Presentation slides should be concise.Below is what I used for product and location
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Elaborate on why the net present value (NPV) of a relatively long-term project is more sensitive to changes in the cost of capital than is the NPV of…

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“Ensuring Current Defenses” Please respond to the following:Making sure your defenses are current is a major function of the IT professional team at any company. This week’s studies offer lots of suggestions on how to manage this. What concepts and topics do you think are most important, and how do you see yourself and your team implementing such suggestions when you get on the job?
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quot;Inside Jobquot; from This American Life (Act 1, 40 minutes) watch this video and i need a reflection paper about 400 words.

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About Your Signature AssignmentThis signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcomes in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements.Research a hotel of your choice.Identify the organization’s mission, vision, and values.Develop a strategic plan to improve customer satisfaction and increase repeat customers.Write 2 PAGES  paper explaining the relationship between the strategic plan and the organization’s mission, vision, and values.Identify the mission, vision, and values for the hotel that you researchedExplain your strategic plan to improve customer satisfactionAnalyze the external and internal issues that impact your strategic planFormat all sources according to APA guidelines.
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BZ 400 EXAM 3 (20/20)

1. A major benefit of social software is the ability to harness the “wisdom of crowds,” which is also referred to as:
A. collaborative filtering. 
B. preference elicitation. 
C. collective intelligence. 
D. consensus democracy. 
2. Which of the following statements is true about Google Sites? search capabilities.
A. It is an enterprise-level collaboration tool that allows users to create group websites and share team information. 
B. It allows users to select a custom domain name for an additional fee. 
C. It allows users to share events, send invitations to events, and subscribe to public calendars for new events. 
D. It allows users to send large attachments and offers large storage space and superior filing and 
3. Which of the following benefits of groupware enables many people to speak and listen at the same time?
A. Group memory 
B. Parallelism 
C. Process structuring 
D. Anonymity 
4. Which of the following statements is true about a discussion forum?
A. It started out as a novice’s way of expressing himself using very simple Web pages. 
B. It is the process of creating an online text diary made up of chronological entries that comment on everything. 
C. It is a widely used synchronous groupware tool. 
D. It is dedicated to a specific topic, and users can start new threads. 
5. Which of the following is a collaboration management tool that is used to facilitate virtual or collocated meetings?
A. Internet forums 
B. Video conferencing 
C. Blogs 
D. Intranets 
6. Social presence tools are also known as __________ tools.
A. social bookmarking 
B. instant chatting 
C. microblogging 
D. videoconferencing 
7. Which of the following statements is true about peer production?
A. The creator is responsible for publishing new information. 
B. Only editors have the right to develop new content. 
C. It is also known as enterprise content systems. 
D. Anyone can help in producing or improving the final outcome. 
8. The network effect refers to the notion that the value of a network is dependent on the:
A. speed of the network. 
B. number of other users. 
C. knowledge of the users. 
D. commitment of the users. 
9. Cloud-based collaboration tools:
A. allow for easy transferability of documents from one person to another. 
B. have well-documented procedures for system complexities. 
C. reduce the risk of exposing sensitive corporate data. 
D. require users to frequently upgrade their software. 
10. Which of the following statements is true about a content management system?
A. It is the creation of goods or services by self-organizing communities. 
B. The creation of the goods or services is dependent on the incremental contributions of the participants. 
C. It allows the assignment of different roles for different users. 
D. Anyone can help in producing or improving the final outcome of the goods and services. 
11. The use of __________ within a company’s boundaries or between a company and its customers or stakeholders is referred to as Enterprise 2.0.
A. Web 1.0 techniques 
B. extranet 
C. social media 
D. extranet and Web 1.0 techniques 
12. The __________ Web, originally envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee, one of the founders of the Internet, is a set of design principles that will allow computers to be able to better index websites, topics, and subjects.
A. semantic 
B. affiliate 
C. folksonomy 
D. collaborative 
13. Some people see __________ as the “contextual Web,” where the immense amounts of content available to users will be filtered by contextual factors such as time, location, social activities, and so on.
A. Web 3.0 
B. Web 2.0 
C. Web 4.0 
D. Web 5.0 
14. Which of the following facilitates real-time written conversations?
A. Instant messaging 
B. Discussion forums 
C. Status updates 
D. Blogs 
15. __________ can be used to visualize user-generated content on a site.
A. Crowdsourcing 
B. Tag clouds 
C. Phishing 
D. Podcasts 
16. __________ takes the concept of companies having used self-employed consultants to work on individual projects or provide content a step further by enabling people to work in more flexible ways on a variety of Internet-related projects.
A. E-filing 
B. E-auction 
C. E-tailing 
D. E-lancing 
17. Social bookmarking allows users to share Internet bookmarks and to create categorization systems. These categorization systems are referred to as:
A. tag clouds. 
B. podcasts. 
C. folksonomies. 
D. geospatial metadata. 
18. Which of the following statements is true about viral marketing?
A. It uses the network effect to increase brand awareness. 
B. It uses everyday people as a cheap labor force. 
C. It is the dissemination of information to a narrow audience. 
D. It enables people to work in more flexible ways on a variety of Internet-related projects. 
19. The term __________ marketing was coined by Harvard business professor Jeffrey Rayport to describe how good marketing techniques can be driven by word-of-mouth or person-to-person communication.
A. viral 
B. buzz 
C. stealth 
D. affiliate 
20. Which of the following Web 2.0 applications has been classified by noted technology journalist Nicholas Carr as the “amateurization” of journalism?
A. Blogs 
B. Discussion forums 
C. Message boards 
D. Instant messaging
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Consumer and Shareholder Protection” Please respond to the following:

Ashworth C09 Exam 2 (20/20)

QuestionPart 1 of 1 – 90.0/ 100.0 PointsQuestion 1 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the statements below is FALSE? A. The income statement summarizes and categorizes a company’s revenues and expenses for that period.B. Typically, income statements are prepared quarterly and annually for distribution outside the company, but usually monthly for internal managers.C. The income statement begins with revenue and subtracts various operating expenses until arriving at Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT..D. The balance sheet reports the performance of the firm over the past period. It summarizes and categorizes a company’s revenues and expenses for that period.Question 2 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsA current ratio greater than one can tell us that the company __________.A. should be able to cover the current liabilitiesB. should be able to keep away from short-term cash problemsC. may have too much capital tied up in current assetsD. all of theseQuestion 3 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsComputing liquidity ratios is ________ but interpreting them is ________.A. complex, even more complexB. complex, more straightforwardC. straightforward, more complexD. none of theseQuestion 4 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsThe DuPont Model measures ROE by multiplying __________.A. the current ratio x total asset turnover x the equity multiplierB. the profitability ratio x times interest earned x the equity multiplierC. the profitability ratio x total asset turnover x the equity multiplierD. the current ratio x times interest earned x the equity multiplierQuestion 5 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the statements below is FALSE?A. The textbook uses the framework of the income statement to find the operating income of the company (an accounting measure. and then makes adjustments to find the true cash flow from operations.B. In accrual-based accounting, revenue is recorded at the time of sale if the revenue has been received in cash.C. Three fundamental issues separate net income and cash flow: accrual-based accounting, non-cash expense items, and interest expense.D. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP. in the United States allow the use of accrual accounting to record revenue.Question 6 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsOrange Electronics Inc. has a profitability ratio of 0.14, an asset turnover ratio of 1.7, a debt to equity ratio of 0.60 and a total asset to equity ratio of 1.60. What is the firm’s ROE?A. 14.28%B. 22.85%C. 38.08%D. 41.76%Question 7 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsThe income statement begins with revenue and subtracts various operating expenses until arriving at Earnings Before Interest and Taxes. Next, interest expense is subtracted to find the taxable income for the period. Then the appropriate taxes are calculated and subtracted. We finally arrive at the __________, the so-called bottom line of the income statement. A. after-tax incomeB. before-tax incomeC. net incomeD. EBITQuestion 8 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the statements below is FALSE?A. The purpose of studying financial statements is to understand those portions of the statements that have relevance for financial decision making.B. We need to understand how to interpret and use the information presented in financial statements to form a picture of the financial profile of the firm.C. Accounting, it has been said, looks back to where a company has been — somewhat like looking through a rear view mirror.D. Accounting and finance view the numbers in the same way.Question 9 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsBecause financial ratios can vary across industries, it is __________ these ratios by industry. A. not necessary to studyB. unimportant to benchmarkC. important to benchmarkD. futile to examineQuestion 10 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the following are liquidity ratios?A. current ratioB. the quick ratioC. the cash ratioD. all of the aboveQuestion 11 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the following address the question of whether a company can meet its obligations over the long term?A. liquidity ratiosB. asset utilization ratiosC. debt ratiosD. financial leverage ratiosQuestion 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points?__________ break(s. down the return-on-equity into three components. A. The DuPont ModelB. Market value ratiosC. Profitability ratiosD. Asset management ratiosQuestion 13 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsReturn on equity can increase as a result of an increase in which of the following ratios?A. net income/ salesB. sales/ total assetsC. total assets/ equityD. All of the above will have a positive influence on the ROE.Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsThe income statement begins with revenue and subtracts various operating expenses until arriving at Earnings Before Interest and Taxes. Next, interest expense is subtracted to find the __________ for the period.A. EBITB. after-tax incomeC. net incomeD. taxable incomeQuestion 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsIn finance, we separate operating decisions from financing decisions and thus exclude __________ as a part of operating income from the income statement.A. cash flowB. dividendsC. interest expenseD. earningsQuestion 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points__________ help(s. us analyze whether a company is moving toward financial stress or is using debt to benefit the company and ultimately, the owners of the company.A. Financial leverage ratiosB. Asset management ratiosC. Days’ sales in inventoryD. Total asset turnoverQuestion 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsThe fundamental starting point of all the accounting statements is the__________.A. accounting identityB. computing identityC. investing identityD. financing identityQuestion 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the statements below is FALSE?A. When the current ratio is greater than one, we are also saying that net working capital is positive as current assets are greater than current liabilities.B. Financial leverage ratios deal with long-term solvency and the use of debt as a financing tool.C. The debt ratio is total assets minus total equity divided by equity.D. Times interest earned equals EBIT divided by interest expense.Question 19 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsWhich of the statements below is TRUE?A. DuPont analysis shows that ROE isX XB. DuPont analysis shows that ROE isX XC. DuPont analysis shows that ROE isX XD. DuPont analysis shows that ROE isX XQuestion 20 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 PointsThe purpose of studying financial statements is__________.A. to mechanically build portfolio analysisB. to understand those portions of the statements that have relevance for financial decision makingC. to primarily investigate all portions of the statements that have relevance for dividend policyD. to mechanically learn how to read and understand footnotes
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The following data are for the pension plan for the employees of Lockett Company:

An investor purchases a non dividend paying share,currently trading at R200. This share is expected to increase or decrease by 10% over the next…

An investor purchases a non dividend paying share,currently trading at R200. This share is expected to increase or decrease by 10% over the next 6month period.The risk free interest rate is 7% per annum. What is the delta  of a six month European call option on this share with strike price R210? AND WHAT IS THE PRICE (C) of a six month European call option with a strike price of R210? please help.
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