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  • Individual Assignment – E-Business Paper


    E-Business Paper wk 2 acc 340

    Individual Assignment – E-Business Paper

    Select an organization that started as a brick-and-mortar business and is now engaged in e-business, such as Toys” R” Us or The Depot.

    Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining how e-business has affected your selected organization’s business processes. Analyze the advantages, limitations, and risks of using or not using the Internet for business activities. your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

  • Accounting Assignment: Variable vs. marginal costing


    Accounting Assignment: Variable vs. marginal costing


    Costing Methods Paper

    Complete Exercise 19-17 from the Wiley Plus software.

    Exercise 19-17

    Polk Company builds custom fishing lures for sporting goods stores. In its first year of operations, 2012, the company incurred the following costs.

    Variable Cost per Unit

    Direct materials $7.73

    Direct labor $2.52

    Variable manufacturing overhead $5.92

    Variable selling and administrative expenses $4.02

    Fixed Costs per Year

    Fixed manufacturing overhead $239,522

    Fixed selling and administrative expenses $247,303

    Polk Company sells the fishing lures for $25.75. During 2012, the company sold 80,000 lures and produced 94,300 lures.

    (a)  Assuming the company uses variable costing, calculate Polk’s manufacturing cost per unit for 2012. (Round answer to 2 decimal places, e.g.10.50.)

    Manufacturing cost per unit $

    (b)  Prepare a variable costing income statement for 2012.


    Income Statement

    For the Year Ended December 31, 2012

    Variable Costing

    (c)  Assuming the company uses absorption costing, calculate Polk’s manufacturing cost per unit for 2012. (Round answer to 2 decimal places, e.g.10.50.)

    Manufacturing cost per unit $

    (d)  Prepare an absorption costing income statement for 2012.


    Income Statement

    For the Year Ended December 31, 2012

    Absorption Costing

    After completing the assignment, write a paper of no more than 350 words in which you respond to the following questions:

    • In this case, would it be better to use the variable or absorption costing method, and why?
    • What are the benefits of the two methods?
    • Which method would lead to the best decision when a competitor is submitting a lower bid for your product?

    The paper does not have to be in APA format.

  • Managerial Perspective Paper


    WileyPLUS Assignment Paper Exercise 17-2 

    Access the following Week 4 reading, linked to this assignment:

    • Broadening Your Perspective 17-2
    Complete  the Broadening Your Perspective 17-2 activity titled “Managerial Perspective” in Ch. 17 of Accounting.  You need to answer all four parts and show the details for your answers for parts a, b, and c.  Part D is a written response and should be approximately 100 to 150 words long.
    Writea paper of no more than 750 words in which you respond to the Broadening Your Perspective 17-2 activity titled “Managerial Perspective” in Ch. 17 ofAccounting.
    Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
  • Service Development Team Project


    Service Development Team Project

    Coffee on the Go Project


    This is a team project.  The purpose of this project is for your team to propose a new service offering. Strong projects will be original and creative, with strong empiric evidence of potential viability. This project has a set of key deliverables:

    • The outline of the service itself. This section should include, but is not limited to, the following points of discussion:
      1. What is the current unmet or underserved need of consumers?
      2. What is the current (imperfect) solution that consumers are selecting in the absence of your offering?
      3. Competitive analysis – who are the main competitors, what do they offer, what are their strengths and weaknesses relative to your proposed company?
      4. Consumer analysis – who are the consumers that you will be focusing on as your target market?
      5. Full description of your service offering
      6. Marketing plan (4+3 P’s)
      7. Complete service blueprint for your service
    • Empiric support (primary research)
      1. Research should focus on customer perceptions of both current offerings as well as your proposed offering.
      2. Research can take the form of one or more of the following:
        1. Focus groups
        2. Depth interviews
    • Survey
    1. Experiment
    1. Research results should be presented in a manner appropriate to the method of research employed, and should have enough data points (i.e., participants) to be convincing and representative
    • Financial feasibility
      1. This section consists of a series of projections, including:
        1. Price being charged
        2. Variable costs incurred
    • Fixed/Overhead costs
    1. Anticipated sales volume (first year, second year, third year)
    2. Venture profitability projections based on the above
    1. Please note that while these projections will be primarily estimates, I would like you to provide strong justification/rationale for these estimates

    Project charter:  Objectives enumerated, approach planned (what do you plan to do), timeline; (1-2 pages long).  In completing the proposal remember:

    1. You need to clearly explain to me what your service idea is and why you think it could be successful
    2. Establish roles within the team (e.g., project leader, research leader, etc.). Effective teams are ones in which all members have clearly outlined responsibilities.
    3. What is your proposed research approach to support the viability of your plan?
    4. Decide on timeline and what to do first
    5. I need to approve the business you outline before you begin.


    Final papers:

    The body is likely to be 15-20 pages long, double-spaced, 1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman font (10 pages minimum, 20 pages is the maximum, and includes any figures and tables, but does not include title page or citations).

    Use the material from the class on research methods and the text and readings on what firms need to do to be a strong service provider. Use this information to help you in evaluating how well the competition is doing on service as well as how effectively you could address any of their shortcomings. Use references to note where you are drawing this information from unless it is from your head or from your own research. Your paper should fully elaborate on research methods used.

    Peer Evaluation: Alongside your paper submission, you will evaluate the participation of your group members. Remember, lack of participation will significantly damage your project grade. I reserve the right to assign a grade of zero on this project to any individual who receives an average score of 2 or less out of 5.


    You will have an opportunity to present your project as a group to the rest of the class at the end of the semester. Presentations will be approximately 10-12 minutes, with time for questions. All group members are expected to present in a manner consistent with a business presentation. This means that you should not have cue cards, should not be reading verbatim off of slides, and should be engaging the audience with energy and eye contact. 

    Grading: Project charter 25 pts., Class presentation 50 pts., Written paper 150 pts., Peer review 25 pts. Total 250 pts.

  • Organizations meet the special needs of different groups


    2. Is prejudice declining in our society? In our organizations? Why or why not?

    5. How can organizations meet the special needs of different groups (e.g., work and family issues) without appearing to show favoritism to those particular sets of employees?

    1.What do you want from your leader?

    6.Do you think men and women differ in their leadership styles? If so, how? Do men and/or women prefer styles different from those exhibited by their bosses? What evidence do you have for your answers?

  • Microsoft Strategic Initiative Paper



    Strategic Initiative Paper:s

    Using the selected organization from your Learning Team Week Two assignment, prepare a 1,050-1,400-word paper in which you describe the relationship between strategic planning and financial planning. In your paper, be sure toaddress the following:

    • Describe the strategic planning process for your selected organization and identify a strategic initiative discussed inthe organization’s annual report.

    • Describe how this initiative will impact the organization’s financial planning.

    • How will the organization’s initiative impact costs?• How will the organization’s initiative impact sales?

    • Describe the risks associated with the initiative and the financial impact that these risks may have

  • Final Paper Expansionary Fiscal Policy



    Prior to beginning the final assignment, review the following chapters:

    Chapter 7: Classical Macroeconomics and the Keynesian Challenge

    Chapter 9: Taxes, Government Spending, and Fiscal Policy

    Chapter 12: Banking and The Federal Reserve System

    Chapter 14: Monetary Policy In Theory And Practice

    Focus of the Final Paper
    In an effort to move the economy out of a recession, the federal government would engage in expansionary economic policies. Respond to the following points in your paper on the actions the government would take to address expansionary fiscal and monetary policies:

    Expansionary Fiscal Policy:

    Explain the actions the federal government would take while engaging in expansionary fiscal policy in terms of the following:

    • The necessary change in taxes and government spending,
    • The effect on aggregate demand, GDP, and employment.

    Expansionary Monetary Policy:

    The three tools the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) uses when conducting monetary policy are the required reserve ratio, the discount rate, and open market operations.
    Explain the actions of the Fed in regard to the three tools.

    • When the required reserve ratio is increased or decreased
    • When the discount rate is increased or decreased
    • Buying or selling government securities when conducting expansionary monetary policy

    Explain how these actions would affect the money supply, interest rates, spending, aggregate demand, GDP, and employment.
    Writing the Final Paper
    The Final Paper:

    1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved styled guide.
    2. Must include a title page that includes:
      1. Title of paper
      2. Student’€™s name
      3. Course name and number
      4. Instructor’s name
      5. Date submitted
    3. Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
    4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
    5. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
    6. Must use at least four scholarly resources, including the textbook. Two sources must come from the Ashford Library.
    7. Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
    8. Must include, on the final page, a reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide.
  • Week 4 Individual Federal Reserve Presentation


    ECO 372 Week 4 Individual Federal Reserve Presentation

    Your boss has chosen you to give a presentation to a number of foreign officials regarding the United States Federal Reserve System. These officials are very interested in doing business in the United States, but they would like to learn more about the Federal Reserve and how it operates.

    Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

    Address the following questions and include a notes page which contains the write-up portion to each question:

    · What are the factors that would influence the Federal Reserve in adjusting the discount rate?

    · How does the discount rate affect the decisions of banks in setting their specific interest rates?

    · How does monetary policy aim to avoid inflation?

    · How does monetary policy control the money supply?

    · How does a stimulus program (through the money multiplier) affect the money supply?

    Currently, what indictors are evident that there is too much or too little money within the economy? How is monetary policy aiming to adjust this?

  • Week 1 Definitions Worksheet


    FIN 370 Week 1 Definitions

    Resource: Definitions
    Complete the Definitions worksheet.


    Define the following terms using your text or other resources. Cite all resources consistent with APA guidelines.

    Term Definition Resource you used
    Time value of money
    Efficient market
    Primary versus secondary market
    Risk-return tradeoff
    Agency (principal and agent problems)
    Market information and security prices and information asymmetry
    Agile and lean principles
    Return on investment
    Cash flow and a source of value
    Project management
    Outsourcing and offshoring
    Inventory turnover
    Just-in-time inventory (JIT)
    Vender managed inventory (VMI)
    Forecasting and demand management