Your text outlines three basic categories of electronic commerce applications: business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C). B2C applications: Answers: Involve businesses developing attractive electronic marketplaces to entice customers and sell products and services to consumers Involve both electronic business marketplaces and direct market links between businesses Involve consumers buying and selling with each other in an auction process at an auction website, as well as personal advertising of products or services to buy or sell at electronic newspaper sites or personal websites None of the choices are correct

Your text outlines three basic categories of electronic commerce applications: business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C). B2C applications: Answers: Involve businesses developing attractive electronic marketplaces to entice customers and sell products and services to consumers Involve both electronic business marketplaces and direct market links between businesses Involve consumers buying and selling with each other in an auction process at an auction website, as well as personal advertising of products or services to buy or sell at electronic newspaper sites or personal websites None of the choices are correct

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INDIRECT MESSAGE STRATEGY (DELIVERING BAD NEWS) As sales manager of Sol-Way, Inc., you must refuse to sell your solar collectors to the Dusek Construction Company. After viewing your website, they sent by email an order worth $64,544. But the prices they used came from the password-protected distributors only section of your website, intended and clearly labeled for your dealers only. You sell exclusively through dealers. You thought you made this clear on the web, but apparently Alfred Dusek, the Dusek president, found a way to obtain these prices. Your dealer in his area is Eli Toms and Son. Sol-Way management thinks that selling through exclusive dealers is necessary. After all, your technique of collecting and using solar energy is only in its infant stage, and consumers often need technical help. Thus factory-trained technicians are available at every dealership. Experience has shown that they are necessary. Your task now is to write a message to Mr. Dusek explaining Sol-Way’s distribution method and defending it. Probably Mr. Dusek already has learned much about your product from your website – how it uses its exclusive evacuated-glass-tubing technology to convey sunlight into useful heat, how the tubing is vacuum insulated, how it retains heat, how it collects significant improvement over flat-plate collectors. You may want to note some of its points in your response. As Dusek is a good prospective customer, be most tactful in your refusal. You will set this message up as an email. Mr. Dusek’s email address is: . Remember to include “to, from, subject, and date” as you set up your email. Please note – you will only create this email and send it to me, DO NOT send this to the email address above as it is a fictitious company. You will need to create this email as a Word document but it will need to look like an email.

INDIRECT MESSAGE STRATEGY (DELIVERING BAD NEWS) As sales manager of Sol-Way, Inc., you must refuse to sell your solar collectors to the Dusek Construction Company. After viewing your website, they sent by email an order worth $64,544. But the prices they used came from the password-protected distributors only section of your website, intended and clearly labeled for your dealers only. You sell exclusively through dealers. You thought you made this clear on the web, but apparently Alfred Dusek, the Dusek president, found a way to obtain these prices. Your dealer in his area is Eli Toms and Son. Sol-Way management thinks that selling through exclusive dealers is necessary. After all, your technique of collecting and using solar energy is only in its infant stage, and consumers often need technical help. Thus factory-trained technicians are available at every dealership. Experience has shown that they are necessary. Your task now is to write a message to Mr. Dusek explaining Sol-Way’s distribution method and defending it. Probably Mr. Dusek already has learned much about your product from your website – how it uses its exclusive evacuated-glass-tubing technology to convey sunlight into useful heat, how the tubing is vacuum insulated, how it retains heat, how it collects significant improvement over flat-plate collectors. You may want to note some of its points in your response. As Dusek is a good prospective customer, be most tactful in your refusal. You will set this message up as an email. Mr. Dusek’s email address is: . Remember to include “to, from, subject, and date” as you set up your email. Please note – you will only create this email and send it to me, DO NOT send this to the email address above as it is a fictitious company. You will need to create this email as a Word document but it will need to look like an email.

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4. A farmer in Georgia has a 100-acre farm on which to plant watermelons and cantaloupes. Every acre planted with watermelons requires 50 gallons of water per day and must be prepared for planting with 20 pounds of fertilizer. Every acre planted with cantaloupes requires 75 gallons of water per day and must be prepared with for planting with 15 pounds of fertilizer. The farmer estimates that it will take 2 hours of labor to harvest each acre planted with watermelons and 2.5 hours of labor for each acre planted with cantaloupes. He believes that watermelons will selce for about $3 each, and cantaloupes will sell for about $1 each. Every acre planted with watermelons is expected to yield 90 salable units. Every acre planted with cantaloupes is expected to yield 300 salable units. The farmer can pump 6,000 gallons of water per day for irrigation purposes from a shallow well. He can buy as much fertilizer as he needs at a cost of $10 per 50-pound bag. Finally, the farmer can hire laborers to the harvest the fields at a rate of $5 per hour. If the farmer sells all the watermelons and cantaloupes he produces, how many acres of each crop should the farmer plant to maximize profits? a. Reformulate an LP model for this problem. b. Sketch the feasible region for this problem. c. Determine the optimal solution to the problem by enumerating the corner points.

4. A farmer in Georgia has a 100-acre farm on which to plant watermelons and cantaloupes. Every acre planted with watermelons requires 50 gallons of water per day and must be prepared for planting with 20 pounds of fertilizer. Every acre planted with cantaloupes requires 75 gallons of water per day and must be prepared with for planting with 15 pounds of fertilizer. The farmer estimates that it will take 2 hours of labor to harvest each acre planted with watermelons and 2.5 hours of labor for each acre planted with cantaloupes. He believes that watermelons will selce for about $3 each, and cantaloupes will sell for about $1 each. Every acre planted with watermelons is expected to yield 90 salable units. Every acre planted with cantaloupes is expected to yield 300 salable units. The farmer can pump 6,000 gallons of water per day for irrigation purposes from a shallow well. He can buy as much fertilizer as he needs at a cost of $10 per 50-pound bag. Finally, the farmer can hire laborers to the harvest the fields at a rate of $5 per hour. If the farmer sells all the watermelons and cantaloupes he produces, how many acres of each crop should the farmer plant to maximize profits? a. Reformulate an LP model for this problem. b. Sketch the feasible region for this problem. c. Determine the optimal solution to the problem by enumerating the corner points.

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Use the Web to visit sites of three companies offering CRM systems. Do these companies sell only CRM systems? What do they have in common? What do they have that is unique?

Use the Web to visit sites of three companies offering CRM systems. Do these companies sell only CRM systems? What do they have in common? What do they have that is unique?

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16. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Hostile takeovers are most likely to occur when a firm’s stock is selling below its intrinsic value as a result of poor management. b. The efficiency of the U.S. economy would probably be increased if hostile takeovers were absolutely forbidden. c. Hostile takeovers are most likely to occur when a firm’s stock sells at a price above its intrinsic value because its management has been issuing overly optimistic statements about its likely future performance. d. In general, it is more in bondholders’ interests than stockholders’ interests for a firm to shift its investment focus away from safe, stable investments and into risky investments, especially those that involve primarily research and development. e. Stockholders in general would be better off if managers never disclosed favorable events and therefore caused the price of the firm’s stock to sell at a price below its intrinsic value.

16. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Hostile takeovers are most likely to occur when a firm’s stock is selling below its intrinsic value as a result of poor management. b. The efficiency of the U.S. economy would probably be increased if hostile takeovers were absolutely forbidden. c. Hostile takeovers are most likely to occur when a firm’s stock sells at a price above its intrinsic value because its management has been issuing overly optimistic statements about its likely future performance. d. In general, it is more in bondholders’ interests than stockholders’ interests for a firm to shift its investment focus away from safe, stable investments and into risky investments, especially those that involve primarily research and development. e. Stockholders in general would be better off if managers never disclosed favorable events and therefore caused the price of the firm’s stock to sell at a price below its intrinsic value.

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rebecca wants to place an ad to sell her old dollhouse. there is a fee of $8 plus $0.20 per word to show the ad in the local newspaper. There is a fee of $10 plus $0.15 per word to place it on an online site. For what number of words will the total cost be the same in the newspaper and online? write a system of equations. Define x and y solve for x solve for y for what number of words will the total cost be the same? what would the cost be?

rebecca wants to place an ad to sell her old dollhouse. there is a fee of $8 plus $0.20 per word to show the ad in the local newspaper. There is a fee of $10 plus $0.15 per word to place it on an online site. For what number of words will the total cost be the same in the newspaper and online? write a system of equations. Define x and y solve for x solve for y for what number of words will the total cost be the same? what would the cost be?

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1. A marketing facility purchases new furniture for their offices at a retail price of $125,000. An additional $20,000 has been charged for insurance, shipping, and handling. The company expects to use the furniture for 10 years (useful life) and then sell at a salvage (market) value of $15,000. Use the SL method of depreciation to answer these questions. a. What is the depreciation during the second year?

1. A marketing facility purchases new furniture for their offices at a retail price of $125,000. An additional $20,000 has been charged for insurance, shipping, and handling. The company expects to use the furniture for 10 years (useful life) and then sell at a salvage (market) value of $15,000. Use the SL method of depreciation to answer these questions. a. What is the depreciation during the second year?

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Corporate Report Assignment Due April 17 Your final paper should include: -5 pages double-spaced narrative. Papers over 5 pages will receive point deduction. -Additional Pages: -Graph of stock performance 3 year price history of company (with article marked), S&P 500, and a benchmark company -Bibliography. But you still need to cite sources in the body of your paper. -Ratio Worksheets – fully completed. You will attach the same ratios that were graded; any corrections that were indicated in the initial grading should be made. -Headings and page numbers -Labels for the ratios (example: times, %, days) Format of Paper: COMPANY BACKGROUND (½-1 page) Include information like founding date, headquarters location, product or service provided, date when first traded in public markets, market on which it trades, and any other information that seems important for understanding the company. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (2-3 pages) Discuss at least 8 ratios from the Ratio Worksheet that you feel explain the trends/changes within the company over the time period. You will need to choose at least one ratio from each of the overall categories (i.e. one from asset utilization, one from liquidity, etc.) Discuss all of the following for the ratios chosen: -Has it improved, deteriorated or stayed the same over the last 3 years? Do not use the words increasing/decreasing or higher/lower. Instead use better/worse or improving/deteriorating. Explain whether the change in the ratio was a good thing or a bad thing. -What is the reason behind the changes in the ratio? Not just what part of the ratio changed, but what was happening with the company that could have affected the ratio? If you can not find specific news, what do you think was affecting the ratio? -How does it compare to the industry? At least one ratio from each category should be discussed. As you write your paper think about (These were top reasons I docked points in the past): What are the ratios? This is a finance class give me numbers What does the ratio mean or measure? Discuss components (assets increasing but not as much as_____) Discuss company specific things that might impact the component Compare to industry or benchmark After talking about ratios in a specific category, state how the company is doing in that category of ratios. For example: Liquidity ratios measure the firm’s ability to meet short-term obligations. Are you confident your company can meet their short term obligations? Overall discussion of the company’s performance based upon the ratio analysis. Although you don’t have to tell me every number you looked at you should include plenty of numbers in your paper. STOCK GRAPH (1-2 pages) Analyze your company’s stock performance over the last 3 years. Comment on any patterns you notice for your company and how it moves with the S&P500. When and what was the high price/low price? Does this make sense with what you see overall in your financial analysis? Discuss if the Beta of your company makes sense with what you see on the graph (and your financial analysis.) If your company is too new that no beta has been calculated, you will have to estimate what you believe the beta would be based on the performance. What was the price trend throughout the semester? Why did it move this way? Discuss at least one news event found in an article from a business publication or journal (i.e. Wall Street Journal, Business Week, or any article from library website) that occurred in the 3 year time period you are evaluating. Summarize the article (more than one sentence) and tell me whether you thought the stock price would increase or decrease when investors heard this news; and then tell me what actually happened. Mark the date of the article on your graph. The news event should be about the company not just about the industry. CONCLUSION (¼-½ page) State what actions you think the company should take to become or remain financially strong. The paper should end with a statement about whether you would buy, hold or sell your stock in this company. BIBLIOGRAPHY All sources used should be referenced on the bibliography and throughout the paper.

Corporate Report Assignment Due April 17 Your final paper should include: -5 pages double-spaced narrative. Papers over 5 pages will receive point deduction. -Additional Pages: -Graph of stock performance 3 year price history of company (with article marked), S&P 500, and a benchmark company -Bibliography. But you still need to cite sources in the body of your paper. -Ratio Worksheets – fully completed. You will attach the same ratios that were graded; any corrections that were indicated in the initial grading should be made. -Headings and page numbers -Labels for the ratios (example: times, %, days) Format of Paper: COMPANY BACKGROUND (½-1 page) Include information like founding date, headquarters location, product or service provided, date when first traded in public markets, market on which it trades, and any other information that seems important for understanding the company. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (2-3 pages) Discuss at least 8 ratios from the Ratio Worksheet that you feel explain the trends/changes within the company over the time period. You will need to choose at least one ratio from each of the overall categories (i.e. one from asset utilization, one from liquidity, etc.) Discuss all of the following for the ratios chosen: -Has it improved, deteriorated or stayed the same over the last 3 years? Do not use the words increasing/decreasing or higher/lower. Instead use better/worse or improving/deteriorating. Explain whether the change in the ratio was a good thing or a bad thing. -What is the reason behind the changes in the ratio? Not just what part of the ratio changed, but what was happening with the company that could have affected the ratio? If you can not find specific news, what do you think was affecting the ratio? -How does it compare to the industry? At least one ratio from each category should be discussed. As you write your paper think about (These were top reasons I docked points in the past): What are the ratios? This is a finance class give me numbers What does the ratio mean or measure? Discuss components (assets increasing but not as much as_____) Discuss company specific things that might impact the component Compare to industry or benchmark After talking about ratios in a specific category, state how the company is doing in that category of ratios. For example: Liquidity ratios measure the firm’s ability to meet short-term obligations. Are you confident your company can meet their short term obligations? Overall discussion of the company’s performance based upon the ratio analysis. Although you don’t have to tell me every number you looked at you should include plenty of numbers in your paper. STOCK GRAPH (1-2 pages) Analyze your company’s stock performance over the last 3 years. Comment on any patterns you notice for your company and how it moves with the S&P500. When and what was the high price/low price? Does this make sense with what you see overall in your financial analysis? Discuss if the Beta of your company makes sense with what you see on the graph (and your financial analysis.) If your company is too new that no beta has been calculated, you will have to estimate what you believe the beta would be based on the performance. What was the price trend throughout the semester? Why did it move this way? Discuss at least one news event found in an article from a business publication or journal (i.e. Wall Street Journal, Business Week, or any article from library website) that occurred in the 3 year time period you are evaluating. Summarize the article (more than one sentence) and tell me whether you thought the stock price would increase or decrease when investors heard this news; and then tell me what actually happened. Mark the date of the article on your graph. The news event should be about the company not just about the industry. CONCLUSION (¼-½ page) State what actions you think the company should take to become or remain financially strong. The paper should end with a statement about whether you would buy, hold or sell your stock in this company. BIBLIOGRAPHY All sources used should be referenced on the bibliography and throughout the paper.

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After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

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