“Totally transformed” is the slogan of this advertisement that represents their hard work. Most of the time, a car commercial seems to be not effective at all. Purchasing a car is a huge investment since no consumer is going to buy a car just because of a single advertisement. The purpose of car commercials are there just to further entrench a company’s brand and image into consumers’ minds, and make sure that their name appears in their retrieval set. The retrieval set is really important to car companies because it determines whether their newly produced cars will sell well or not.
1) I think one of the mistakes Livingston made was to assume the source of the company's problem was the old computer financial reporting system. The old financial reporting system is only part of there was no collaboration to determine if the MCCS was the core problem of the company. Livingston made the determination that the MCCS was the root cause of losing contracts without other input. I would have gathered my team and perform an impact analysis to determine if there was any hidden problems with the current system that could be fixed in a faster cheaper way. Another issue is earlier on the meeting the MIS manager stated that he guessed the feasibility study would be the first step in the design, development and implementation of the new MCCS.
Ford Pinto Case Dilemma Business is business always aiming to maintain competitiveness and profitability as indicators of success. However business people should never forget their social responsibilities which are significantly important in maintaining the business ethics. In the case, alternative solutions to improve the car safety have been identified but because of limited time, competition became the top priority leaving behind the public safety by moving on with the plans of marketing the car with unsafe spare part (De George, 2006, p. 298). The company waddled in unethical decision blinded with the cost-benefit analysis which compared the value of life to economic costs. Such unethical inhumane decision suggests complete ignorance and negligence of the rights of others.
Implicitly we assumed that, as our firm in problems 1-3 levered up, it was repurchasing stock on the open market (you will note that EBIT did not change, so management was clearly not investing the proceeds from the loans in cash-generating assets). We held EBIT constant so that we could see clearly the effect of financial changes without getting them mixed up in the effects of investments. The point is that, as the firm borrows and repurchases shares, the total value of equity may decline, but the price per share may rise. Now, solving for the price per share may seem impossible, because we are dealing with two unknowns—share price and change in the number of shares: Share price = Total market value of equity (Original shares - Repurchased shares) But by rewriting the equation, we can put it in a form that can be solved: Share price = Total market value of equity + Cash paid out Number of original shares Referring to the results of problem 2, let's assume that all the new debt is equal to the cash paid to repurchase shares. Please complete the following table: 0% Debt 25%Debt 50% Debt 100% Equity 75% Equity 50% Equity Total market value of equity $ 10.000 $ 8.350 $ 6.700 Cash paid out $ - $ 2.500 $ 5.000 Number of original shares 1000 1000 1000 Total value per share $ 10,00 $ 10,85 $
At the time, Ford tried feverishly to keep up with foreign auto makers that were marketing cars at a cheaper price and better fuel mileage. Ford Motor Company was attempting to make a car that would keep them in the market for the people who could not afford the larger vehicles. Given the competitive nature of the industry and the rush to produce, Ford never released vital information that included information like that eight out of the ten Pinto models exploded after being impacted from the rear. Ford Vice-President, Lee Iacocca determined that it was too costly to do the
They made the wrong choice when decided to enter the PDA market. There should have been done a total research of the other most important technologies which the PDA success depended on. So the result was that when their product was ready, the other technologies were insufficiently developed for the PDA’s immediate take-off as they expected it before. At the same time they neglected the opportunity of the Kittyhawk promotion within HP for some of the existing products. Being a part of such large corporation they could make their product with the features which suited the other company’s divisions such as
Bill Bailey One concern expressed by opera trustees was the financial strength of the opera vis-à-vis the symphony. The opera had a reserve fund and was financially stable and because of the business model could be flexible and adjust the size of the opera or eliminate projects that had not reached their fund-raising goal. The symphony, on the other hand, was a 52-week orchestra that did not have that flexibility. Another concern was that even though the opera could become a tier-one arts organization through the merger, the opera would lose its identity. (DeLong, & Ager, 2005) Bill Bailey’s concerns regarding the merger indicate that he feels that the merger would financially benefit the orchestra much more than it would benefit the opera.
The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of the motivations behind the proposed merger and the issues that may result from the merger process. A1. Bill Bailey: As Chairman of the Board for the Utah Opera, Bill Bailey has the responsibility of making sure the interests of the Utah Opera are fully considered and that all risks are properly identified and evaluated to ensure the future success of the organization. One theory of motivation that Bill might use is Adam’s Equity Theory, which is a process theory of motivation. Process theories examine the
a stock purchase has no effect on the tax basis of the Company’s assets. Instead, he will be taking a stepped up basis in the stock purchased equal to the amount he pays for the stock, and the taxable income inherent in the Company’s assets remains inherent in the assets. Johnsons Services is already showing losses. While issuing debts in JS may give a rise to debt to equity ratio, the company should be careful in considering equity financing not to trigger an ownership change under Section 382 which may lead to limitations of using NOLs. Also, with even higher liabilities, it may be difficult to meet the debt service agreements if the company doesn’t have enough cash flow from operations.
Identify the project stakeholders and describe the interests of each stakeholder group. The project sponsor is going to be the higher ranking manager who is advocating for and protecting the projecting throughout the duration. In order for a project to be successful it will need a project sponsor who is committed to the project’s success. In the being during the initiating and planning processes the project will be at the most risk of cancelation so sponsor will be critical in keeping upper level management onboard with the project. The CBP is a project because it fits all of the characteristics that meet its definition • It has a start and a finish –January 4,2010 to February 1st, 2012 • It will accomplish a unique specific task – Developing a new computer-controlled conveyor belt • Involvement of multiple departments or professions – Design, Development, Assembly, Documentation • Completing something that has not been done before- Developing a new device • Specific timing, cost and customer requirements – Start and end dates, cost given, and simulated requirements The sponsor would want to ensure that the task is able to be accomplished based on the initial criteria and proposed resources.