In this case we get an entire scenario about how the Japan deflation set in, what were the effects of the deflation on the economy as well as on the people of Japan. It also mentions about the various reasons because of which Japan was in such a tight grip of Deflation, Depression, Demographics and Debts Guides us through the steps taken by the government in order to curb this deflation. Imparts a great knowledge to us about the various economic terms like deflation, self-liquidating credit, Non-Self Liquidating Credit and how the people and economy of a country is affected by these.
Free markets economies are subject to cycles. Economic cycles consist of fluctuating periods of economic expansion and contraction as measured by a nation's gross domestic product (GDP). The length of economic cycles (periods of expansion vs. contraction) can vary greatly. The traditional measure of an economic recession is two or more consecutive quarters of falling gross domestic product. There are also economic depressions, which are extended periods of economic contraction such as the Great Depression of the 1930s.
From 1991 through 2001, Japan experienced a period of economic stagnation and price deflation known as "Japan's Lost Decade." While the Japanese economy outgrew this period, it did so at a pace that was much slower than other industrialized nations. During this period, the Japanese economy suffered from both a credit crunch and a liquidity trap....
Mary Roberts had been with the company three years when she was promoted to manager of the tax department which was part of the controller’s division.Within four months she became a supervisor of ten staff accountants to fill a vacancy.Her superior believed her to be most qualified individual to fill the position.
Many senior employees resent her that she so young to fill the position and what made them more upsets was the fact tax managers did not discuss the promotion.
1.What can Mary Roberts do about the resentful senior employees?
Mary should tackle this head on she should be direct and assertive about her expectation and when people are crossing the line that means she need to be clear with people when their behavior doesn’t meet her standards and she need to be willing To set and enforce consequence if it doesn’t change
2. Can higher management do anything to help Roberts make the transitions to greater responsibility?
Yes, because they are the one who put her in that position of course they will help Mary interms of guiding it `.
3. Will her lack of technical knowledge hinder Mary’s managerial effectiveness?
No , because lacking on some aspects on technical knowledge cant bankrupt or destroy a company as long she have a guts to face and accepts failures
4. Should Mary’s superior have discussed the promotion with the senior employees before announcing it?
No ,because its not their obligation...
...February of 1999. In the past four months, the NC design had developed
sustainability. The Bostrom alliance agreement for the truck market had been concluded. The
question about Elio's strategy for the entry into automobile still remained. Should Elio's joint
venture with Bostrom? Should it partner with a tier-one or a tier-two automotive supplier?
Was Elio's technology strategy aligned with the requirements for a successful entry into the
automotive market? Paul and Hari realized that they needed answers to these questions in
the coming days.
This casestudy discusses the start-up, origins and strategic options facing an innovative set up
and start up in automotive market and in the seat design. With the domination of the
incumbent large suppliers serving the top 3 leading tier-one automakers of U.S.,
Engineering faces several challenges as it seeks to introduce its new seating technology to the
market. The case can serve as vehicle to discuss important themes such as technology and
business strategy, invention and innovation, bringing technology to market and profiting from
Elio's should make a joint venture with Bostrom. Elio's has made a seat design naming "No
Compromise" with progress on cost, weight and performance compared to the conventional
design and also the existing all-belt-to-seat (ABTS). After many functional prototypes and
computer aided structural analysis, a perfect design...
...proper citations, references, and appendixes.
The coursework write up must be able to demonstrate critical analysis and application of both theory and practical issues to the company that you have selected.
Student may include additional relevant data/information apart from the proposed guidelines in conjunction to your research. Additional marks will be awarded for such attempt.
Your coursework should be minimum 2000 words.
You should bind your coursework with the coursework cover as the 1st page.
A CD containing the softcopy version of your coursework should be submitted as well (if required).
Students have to use APA referencing style.
Read through the following casestudy carefully before answering the questions. This is an individual assessment.
Read through the following casestudy carefully before answering the questions.
MARY KAY'S EC SYSTEMS
Founded in 1962, Mary Kay (marykay.com) has about 1.8 million consultants selling its cosmetics and fragrance in 34 countries. In 2008, the company had about $2.4 billion in wholesale sales. As a company that has based its reputation on personal contacts in door-to-door visits and home gatherings, one might think that Mary Kay would not benefit from EC. Actually, the opposite is true. Currently, more than 95 percent of Mary Kay's independent salespeople place orders via the internet.
The cosmetics market is very competitive, but it...
THERAC – 25
Aaron James Uy Timosa
BSIT – 4
The Therac-25 was a radiation therapy machine produced by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) after the Therac-6 and Therac-20 units (the earlier units had been produced in partnership with CGR of France). It was involved in at least six accidents between 1985 and 1987, in which patients were given massive overdoses of radiation, approximately 100 times the intended dose. These accidents highlighted the dangers of software control of safety-critical systems, and they have become a standard casestudy in health informatics and software engineering.
WHAT WAS THERAC -25?
Therac-25 was used in the treatment of cancer. Its purpose was to provide radiation to a specific part of the body and hopefully kill the malignant tumor. The Therac-25 was the third system created under the Therac name by the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). The AECL is most famous in Canada for their creation of the CANDU reactors which are world renowned. A Therac-6 and Therac-20 were both used in the treatment of cancer. The number that goes along with the word Therac stands for the maximum amount of mega electron volts (MeV) the machine can dispense. It was believed that the new Therac-25 was much more efficient than Therac-6 and Therac-20. The overall size of the machine was reduced and still allowed for two modes; photon mode and...
...tower operations, great partnership and long-term strategy, the benefits created for students and innovation products to retain high level skilled people is very impressive. All these partnerships and long-term strategies place them in a positive key global role. Training and development schemes create a global platform with the key partnerships created by NATS
It serves a strong platform for any company to have these fundamental elements in place for the company to progress and move forward. These strong strategic components will ensure the global growth of NATS, they have all the important factors in place. The innovation, partnerships and people involved has set on a par of its own. It is by far one of the impressive cast studies I have read, as mentioned we have large state-owned entities currently crumbling due to lack of leadership and skilled individuals who can have the ability to run companies such as NATS and create such a success out of them. This makes me believe we still have a long journey ahead of us when it comes to 1st world countries and the ever-evolving technology, exceptional visions & aims, objectives and strategies.
Enterprise social responsibility
Submitted by: Md shafiqul Islam
Student ID: 21248068
1.1 Identify each of the stakeholders and how they are affected. What are the main harms and benefits in this case for the different stakeholders based on the current situation?
Stakeholders are every person and organization directly or indirectly involved. This studycase of financial crisis has affected many stakeholders such as banks, employees and their customers. The 2008 crisis is the scariest one after the Great depression. Lord Vicker, who showed the findings of the independent banking commission, argues that in order to keep the banking sector flowing, they need to have high capital, retailing and investments for lending. There were several British companies that were affected in this crisis, for example, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley. They were offering up to 125% of ‘Loan to value’ mortgages and loans based on individual’s statements. The institutions were affected by two major problems; they were not able to make high returns on capital and there were too much high level of money deposits.
Americans banks were ahead of others during the crisis as Chinese money was invested with them. They had more open opportunities compared to others during the crisis and they had much more freedom on how to run their businesses. A lot of people who did not have concrete income benefited...
...CASESTUDIES IN FINANCE
TELETECH CORPORATION 2005
Q1. Teletech has two divisions- Telecommunications and Products & Services. For the purpose of investment and performance analysis at the firm, there is an applied hurdle rate of 9.30% for both divisions. Based on the firms’ WACC, this rate represents the cost of capital, and essentially, the opportunity cost of money. Teletech Corporation uses this hurdle rate to assess the performance of its two divisions; however there is argument whether this hurdle rate is ideal as it is not adjusted to risk .
Q2. Exhibit 1
MV asset weights
Pretax cost of debt
After-tax cost of debt
Cost of equity
Weight of debt
Weight of equity
*from exhibit 3
Cost of Equity: rs=rf +β(rm –rf)
Products and Services: .0462+1.39(.1012-.0462)=.12265=12.27%
Weighted Average Cost Of Capital : WACC: (Wd * Rd)+(We * Re)
Products and Services:(.075*...