Continental Airlines Case Study
Outsourcing is the practice of using outside firms to handle work normally
performed within a company (NY Times, Jan. 1 2008). Janet Wejman, the chief
information officer for continental airlines, found a problem with conti
London Olympics Case Analysis
1. What are the tradeoffs that Williamson faces?
The tradeoffs that Williamson faced were monumental. Williamson and his team were
given the task to develop the policies to price and distribute an estimated 7.9 million tick
Lac Leman Festival de la Musique Case Studies A & B
The director of the Lac Leman Festival de la Musique, Carla Monte had the idea to begin
selling DVDs of the concerts Friday performances at the Saturday show. Her business assistant,
Conch Republic Electronics:
1. Payback period of the project = 2 + (14,647,024/16,601,488)
= 2.9 years
2. PV of Inflow =
PV of Outflow = $32,500,000
1. Explain the differences between job rotation and job enrichment and analyze the
relative advantages of these two approaches in organizations you have worked for.
Job rotation is a strategic tool that managers use to switch things up in the department
1. Describe the major differences between Maslow's need hierarchy and Alderfer's
ERG explanation of motivation.
Maslows need hierarchy differs from Alderfers ERG explanation of motivation in a
few significant ways. Maslows lowest level needs are physiolog
Financial management is typically associated with either the CFO (Chief Financial
Officer) or the vice president of finance. The role of the financial manger in a corporation
is to make decisions that would essentially benefit the firms stockholders. Here
Common-size statement is a method of converting financial statements to
percentages and ratios, instead of total dollar amounts. It is near impossible
to compare financial statements for two companies due to company size
differences, and even currency in
1. Do you think some types of jobs or organizations attract Type A individuals?
Do some attract Type B individuals? Why?
There are many jobs that specifically attract to either Type A or Type B
behavioral patterns. Type A individuals tend to be aggressive
Why is marketing important to any organization? Would the I-Pad have succeeded
in the market without marketing?
Marketing is important to the growth and success an organization experiences.
Finance, operations, accounting, and other business functions
1. Is the Big Five model of personality worthwhile in terms of helping explain
2. How can team building help develop trust between members of different
departments or groups at an organization?
The Big Five model of personality
1. Compare functional and product departmentalization in terms of relative efficiency,
production, satisfaction, flexibility, quality, competitiveness, and development. Consider
particularly the possibility that one basis may be superior in achieving one
Key Strenghths (S)
Abuse of services poses little/no
harm to users
Key Weaknesses (W)
veterans with PTSD may not be able
to ride/interact with horses.
6. Outflow = Inflow
145,000 = 71,000/(1+R) + 68,000/(1+R)^2 + 52,000/(1+R)^3 = 0.1602
IRR = 16.02% so the project should be accepted since it is greater than the 10% required
rate of return.
At 21% the firm should not accept the project, b/c NP
Class Writing Assignment 2
Many large companies in Rochester, New York have made significant cutbacks and private
sector employment decreased. The Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) pairs
students with mentors who offer support relating to work,
1. As vertices A & B are dragged, the values of a, b, & c increase or decrease in
correspondence with the area.
2. Length DF is related to sides b & c in that Length DF = b + c
3. Five examples of distributive property at work: a(b+c
Case study 2
1.) The total dividends paid by the company were $140,000. Since there are 100,000
shares outstanding, the total earnings for the company were:
Total earnings = 100,000($5.32) = $532,000
Payout ratio = $140,000/$532,000 = 0.2632
A new project will have a positive NPV only if its return exceeds what the financial
markets offer on investments of similar risks. The cost of capital, also known as the cost
of money, is the minimum required return. The appropriate discount rate on a ne
Incremental Cash Flows
Incremental cash flows are the difference between a firms future cash flows
with a project and those without the project. It is the firms overall future
cash flow that comes about as a direct consequence of the decision to take
LIVE CLIENT ANALYSIS 3
Part 1 - Consider the various approaches to segmenting your clients market(s). What segmentation
approaches do you recommend? Why do you recommend those approaches over other available
Things to consider in your answer:
LIVE CLIENT ANALYSIS 1
Macro-level External Environmental Factors.
Political, legal, and ethical:
Advocates for care/treatment option for veterans
once they return home from the battlefield.
Equestrian/dog activities may be viewed as a safer
1. A growing number of Americans work for foreign-owned firms in the United
States. Do you think that these American employees are being influenced by the
foreign owners approach to management and the culture of the country of the
The growing numbe
The general impact of this case study is demonstrating how cloud services and other
technological advances allow for the most complex tasks to be done from basically anywhere.
We feel the strongest impacts of this case are clearly outlined in a