Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post! I am glad my post created that moment for you! I
am a firm believer that there is a clear difference between leaders and managers. A leader requires skill,
while being a manager may not. I
Lee Iacocca suggested that the organization that has the best distribution and service would win all the
marbles. Is this an accurate statement to make? Why or why not?
The statement made by Lee Iacocca about distribution and service being the key element
Is knowledge management or quality management most appropriate in a service-based industry? Why?
In my opinion, quality management is the most appropriate in a service-based industry. A service-based
industry is about delivering products and/or services t
Contrast systems theory with contingency management theory. Which is more appropriate in modern
global organizations? Why?
The contingency theory was spun off of the systems theory by Joan Woodward. The differences between
the theories are that the system
Focus on Research:
Read the following research study:
Chekwa, C., Ouhirra, L., Thomas, E., & Chukwuanu, M. (2014). An examination of the effects of
leadership on business ethics: empirical study. International Journal of Business & Public
Henke found that a high awareness of brand advertising symbols among children is not necessarily linked
to positive attitudes toward, or intent to use, the advertised product. If this is an accurate statement,
how does it change marketing strategies?
Compare and contrast expectancy theory and goal-setting theory. Which has the better application to
modern management and why?
The expectancy theory is summarized as having three components: expectancy, the level of effort that
the individual expects to h
Are Fayols administrative principles applicable today? Why or why not? Provide citations
dated within the last five years to justify your claims.
Henri Fayols administrative principles are applicable today. However, as time has progressed
Visit and become familiar with some of the features located on the DC Network
(https:/dc.gcu.edu). Using the Search feature, locate the EdD/Ph.D. Program
Dissertation LifeCycle Process Flow and post it as an attachment to your response.
Then discuss how c
How does the concept of the learning organization apply across multiple cultures? Should modern
organizations be applying this concept more readily than they are at present? Why or why not?
In an interview conducted by Robert Fulmer and J. Bernard Keys (1
Which is the most important component of the marketing mix: product strategy (the branding of a
product) or pricing? Why?
The product strategy is the most important component of the marketing mix. Why? People simply are
not solely focused on the economic
Lovelock provided guidelines and suggestions for success in marketing services globally. Will following
these guidelines provide for greater success in global marketing? Why or why not?
The guidelines and suggestions made by Lovelock do provide for greate
Module 1 DQ-1
What is your research topic? What do you hope to learn about your topic? Why do you
believe the topic is significant? How will your study contribute to the body of knowledge
in the field?
My research topic is Improving Performance appraisal
Module 3 DQ-1
Many economists are convinced that fuel has a relatively inelastic demand curve, provide
a discussion that substantiates their point of view. Do you agree with this view? Why or
The supply of fuel is considered to be relatively inel
Module 5 DQ-1
Peter Senge suggests that organizations that will excel in the future will be the
organizations that discover how to utilize people's commitment and capacity to learn at
all levels in an organization. What characteristics of individual learn
Module 5 DQ-2
Schwandt and Marquardt claim that, in the near future, only organizations that adequately
leverage organizational learning will survive. Companies that do not will soon go the way
of the dinosaur and die because they were unable to adjust qu
Module 1 DQ-2
While not always explicitly stated, every empirical research study is structured around a
theoretical foundation. Using the search engine (e.g. Google, Bing) of your choice,
determine the nature of a theoretical foundation. (e.g. What is it?
Where do global management theories best fit into the management jungle described by Koontz in
the article for this module? Justify your conclusions.
*Administrative note: The question references an article for this module. However, after thoroughly
Compare and contrast Fayol and Mintzberg with respect to administrative management
theory. Which approach is more valid and why?
Fayols processes of management include planning, organizing, coordinating, commanding,
and controlling. Mitzbergs processes of
Bargh discusses the automatic or nonconscious influences on behavior and suggests that marketing
should exploit consumers response to automatic or nonconscious influences. Is this suggestion to
appeal to automatic or nonconscious influences an ethical mar
Become familiar with GCUs Doctoral DNA website at www.gcu.edu/dna. What did you learn about
your doctoral journey that you did not know before you visited the website? How will the doctoral DNA
help you in preparation for your doctoral journey?
How do systems theory and contingency management theory relate to todays learning organizations?
Learning organizations are evolving, just as Senge suggested in his interview with Fulmer and Keys
(1998). Both the systems and contingency theories will
You are a consultant, and your client is a services-based retail company. The company has
asked you to apply scientific management principles to their operation and is seemingly
unaware that some believe that scientific management dehumanizes the individu
Anderson and Tushman specify several limitations of market research. In your opinion, do the limitations
discredit market research or make it less useful? Why or why not?
The limitations presented by Anderson and Tushman (1990) should be taken into consid
To what extent does Mayos human relations movement correlate with the motivational perspective of
Maslows Hierarchy of Needs? Justify your conclusions.
There are a number of correlations between Mayos human relations movement and Maslows Hierarchy
Discuss ethical challenges that have come with increased Internet use. Which of these represents the
greatest challenge to ethical marketing? Why?
There are a number of ethical challenges that have come with increased internet use. Bush, Venable and
Is a focus on relationships a valid means for determining quality in the service industry?
Why or why not?
Yes, a focus on relationships is a valid means of determining quality in the service
industry. Service quality is measured by both intangible and ta
Does the Hofstede cultural dimensions assessment provide an accurate view of cultural differences
between countries? Why or why not?
Geert Hofstedes model does provide an accurate view of cultural differences between countries.
Hofstedes model has been us
When conducting market research, what is the single most important category to examine when
attempting to determine potential product success?
In their 11 step process Burns and Bush (2005),assert that the most important phase of the market
Discuss the ethics of promotion and advertising and the need for regulation. Should there be any
regulation of advertising? Why or why not?
Dannon advertised that two of their products, Activia and DanActive, were clinically and scientifically
proven to r
Module 3 DQ-2
Is Coases theorem valid? Why or why not? How does Coases theorem
address the problem of environmental pollution control? Does this
make sense? Why or why not?
passage of his article on The Federal Communications Commission (FCC;