A firm has projected free cash flows of $575,000 for Year 1, $625,000 for Year 2, and 750,000 for Year 3. The projected terminal value at the end of Year 3 is $8,000,000. The firm’s Weighted Average cost of Capital (WACC) is 12.5%.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word executive memo regarding sustainability methods within your firm or one with which you are familiar. Assume that the CEO has asked you to evaluate the firm based on the following criteria and make recommendations for improvement to an executive committee regarding potential changes the organization may face in the near future.
1. Go to the Federal Reserve Web site, http://www.federalreserve.gov. Click on the Consumer Information tab, and research consumer credit in the various hyperlinks. Find average interest rates charged by commercial banks on new automobile loans, personal loans, and credit card plans.
Based on your own experiences, the video, or a news story, relate a time when you believe that the law affected a business. Describe the events, the law, and how the court did or should resolve your example. What sources of law would have created or solved the problem you described? Be sure to support your response with specifics from the reading.
While there are many factors that lead to an organization’s success or failure, it is important to identify the risk associated with the endeavor—financial or nonfinancial. Once the risks have been identified, management has a responsibility to develop measures to mitigate those risks.
Tony, the new director of human resources, and Edna, the compensation and benefits manager, are hanging employment legislation posters in RETREAT, the TEAM FUN! employee cafeteria. Edna offers, “I remember some woman who applied for a job to advertise men’s baseball gear and sued when she didn’t get the job. The EEOC said she had no case. A couple of years ago, we moved Fred from fitness demos to stock management because he couldn’t do the treadmill or lift the big weights anymore. There was talk about an age discrimination case because he was 57, but that never went anywhere.”
Congratulations! You have been appointed as a new product manager with Samsung and have been tasked to introduce the latest smartphone in a new country. Choose and research a country other than the United States, and then formulate a plan to effectively integrate this product from a global and social standpoint. Speculate on the major challenges and opportunities you anticipate facing in this role.
Grandfoods, Inc., makes energy supplement bars for use by athletes and others who need an energy boost. One of the critical quality characteristics is the weight of the bars. Too much weight implies that too many liquids have been added to the mix and the bar will be too chewy. If the bars are light, the implication is that the bars are too dry. To monitor the weights, the production manager wishes to use process control charts.
Validity and reliability are primarily quantitative research concepts. Morse, Barrett, Mayan, Olson, and Spiers (2002) argue that their exclusion from qualitative research design undermines the credibility and rigor of qualitative research conclusions. Are they correct in this assertion? Why or why not?
Now that you have formed a decision-making team, the executive has asked the team to create a decision tree for the implementation of ERP software. Research two brands of ERP software that Smitheford could use to improve its performance. In the decision tree, analyze the possible effects that the implementation of each brand of ERP software may have on Smitheford’s operations. In a single word document, address the following: