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http://hwguides.com/ECO-415-Entire-ClassWeek-1-5-Includes-All-DQs-WeeklySummaries-42.htm ECO 415 Week 1 Individual Assignment Basic Concept Paper •

Resource: Supply and Demand simulation located on your student website

• Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that discusses basic concepts in applied economics in the context of the simulation. Answer the following questions in the paper: o How do changes in the business environment cause changes in supply and demand? Cite and explain at least two examples from the simulation. o Why is marginal analysis important when making business decisions? How is marginal analysis used to respond to shifts in supply and demand? Cite and explain at least one example from the simulation. o How did you determine appropriate output levels in the simulation? Cite at least two examples. Were your output decisions successful? If so, explain specifically how your decision making process led to financial success. If not, identify any mistakes and explain what your team could have done differently. o What fixed and variable costs does the operating company in the simulation have? Cite at least two examples for each. o Describe a market situation in which the operating company faces economic difficulties and the need to cut costs. What cost cutting strategies might the operating company use to remain profitable? What would be the benefits and drawbacks of each?


ECO 415 Week 2 Team Assignment Maximizing Profits Within Markets Paper •

Select one of the companies from the following list:

o o o o o o o o o o

Pepsi-Cola Company™ Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.™ Lowe’s® Starbuck’s Coffee® Company Barnes & Noble® Amazon.com, Inc.© Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P. © Dell Inc. © The Walt Disney Company© Microsoft®

Prepare a 1,750- to 2,450-word paper:

o Summarize differences between the four market types. o Provide a general explanation of how businesses may maximize profits within each market type o Identify the market type in which the selected business exists. o Explain how this market type affects the selected business’s ability to maximize profits. o Determine the optimal profit maximizing strategy for the selected business within its given market type. o Explain specifically how this strategy may be used to maximize profits within the given market type. •

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

ECO 415 Week 3 Individual Assignment Let’s Talk Money Interview Transcript • Create a 1,050- to 1,400-word fictitious dialogue that takes place during a segment of Let’s Talk Money, a fictitious TV talk show that interviews prominent individuals in the business community. During the segment, the show’s host, a government official, and a business savvy CEO discuss the relationship between the government, the economy, and a company selected from the following list: o o

Pepsi-Cola Company™ Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.™


o o o o o o o o

Lowe’s® Starbuck’s Coffee® Company Barnes & Noble® Amazon.com, Inc. © Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P. © Dell Inc. © The Walt Disney Company© Microsoft®

Note. You may use a company with which you are familiar as a substitute. • Use your creativity with this dialogue and develop the points of view of the characters involved. The following questions must be addressed and serve as the basis for grading this assignment: o In what type of situations might the selected company run a high risk of violating antitrust laws? How might the government react to assure fair competition within the company’s given market? o In what ways might the selected company create a benefit externality? In what ways might it create a cost externality? How might the government respond to the externalities created by the selected company? o What is the importance of the government as a buyer for this company? Explain from both a governmental and a business perspective. In what ways might the selected company do business with the government? From the company’s perspective, what might be the benefits and drawbacks of selling to the government? From the government’s perspective, what might be the benefits and drawbacks of buying from the company? o In what situation would the selected company likely consider a merger with one of the companies on the list, or a competitor not on the list? What risks and benefits would a possible merger present? How might the government respond to the merger? Would the two companies merge? Explain why or why not.

ECO 415 Week 4 Individual Assignment Hello, I’m Your Motivational Speaker You are renowned business guru and motivational speaker Mai Biz( or whatever name you prefer). You have been contracted by a prestigious national business organization to deliver a two part seminar on a couple of today’s hottest business topics: competitive advantage and international business.


• Create a full 1,750- to 2,100-word transcript of your planned speech to meet the organization’s request. • Address the following questions for each topic: Topic 1: Achieving Competitive Advantage o How does the creation of value lead to competitive advantage? o How may a firm achieve competitive advantage? Consider strategies of cost leadership, benefit leadership, and degrees of focus. o How does the price elasticity of demand affect a firm’s strategic positioning for competitive advantage? o What factors and strategies allow a firm to sustain competitive advantage? Cite at least one real life example of success and one real life example of failure in your explanation. Topic 2: International Business o What additional risks do multinational corporations face and what additional opportunities do they enjoy when compared with domestic firms? o What strategies may a multinational corporation use to best take advantage of the opportunities discussed above? o What strategies may a multinational corporation use to best mitigate the risks discussed above? o How does achieving competitive advantage at an international level differ from achieving competitive advantage at a domestic level? How may a firm strategically position itself for international competitive advantage? Cite at least one example or strategy specific to international business.

ECO 415 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final Exam 1. Your company has experienced its first quarterly sales increase in 8 quarters. The increase is due primarily to success in Latin america. How does this news affect your strategy for the coming year? What types of changes would you recommend? 2. Two of your closest competitors have sought and have received approval to merge, creating a new competitor larger than yourself. What does the approval of the merger say to the degree of competitiveness in your industry? What is the most important adjustment you will make? 3. Your company is interested in bidding on a $10 million contract to supply your products to the Department of Energy (Federal). However, in order to submit a bid you must also sign statements committing your company to comply with a host of environmental, safety and human resource regulations. You are informed that full compliance with these measures will cost $2 million in adaptations. Argue for or against pursuing the bid. 4. Your company is considering entering the Chinese market. Cite one benefit and one major challenge to making that move.


ECO 415 Week 5 Team Assignment Sustainability PowerPoint® Presentation and Paper Select one of the companies from the following list and investigate its commitment to and performance in sustainable business: o o o o o o o o o o

Pepsi-Cola Company™ Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.™ Lowe’s® Starbuck’s Coffee® Company Barnes & Noble® Amazon.com, Inc. © Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P. © Dell Inc. © The Walt Disney Company© Microsoft®

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper in which you:

o o o

Define sustainability. Explain why sustainability is important for financial success. Evaluate the selected business in terms of sustainability, addressing the following:

• Identify its financial and non-financial stakeholders. • Describe how economic and non-economic business decisions may negatively or positively affect stakeholders. • Explain how those decisions may affect profits when stakeholder reactions are taken into account. • Identify ways in which the selected business is succeeding and ways in which it is falling short in terms of sustainability. • Compare the selected business to other businesses within the same industry in terms of sustainability. Consider at least one of the following: o o o o

Commitment to environmental issues Company and employee relations Commitment to the communities in which the company operates Product design

Create a sustainability strategy for the selected business:


o Identify ways in which it may expand upon current or past sustainability successes. o Identify opportunities for turning sustainability shortcomings into areas of sustainability growth. o Identify ways to improve stakeholder relationships. • • •

Explain how specific actions and policies must be implemented. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation highlighting your paper.

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