In a time when Apple is pounding the market with time tested software and product name, Microsoft, a company that is looking to find a new niche in a world of rapidly increasing technology, is looking to assure investors that while times are a bit uncertain for them in terms of product, managers have a firm grasp on fiscal responsibility and will never throw caution to the wind. That being said, the times interest earned ratio tells a story of its own. If I am looking for a company that can, with complete certainty, handle the expense of incurring debt, I should look no further than apple. Apple earns its interest expense at almost three times the rate of Microsoft. The acid-test ratio has Microsoft in a good spot, but when it comes to the generation of earnings to pay debt costs, Apple has them beat.
It would encourage their regardless of the profit of the company and inevitably bring AIG into downfall. The ethical implications of the federal government bailing out companies such as AIG is not to keep it from bankruptcy, but to prevent the bankruptcies of many other global financial institutions that depended on AIG as counterparty on collateralized debt obligations. If AIG had been allowed to fail, it is possible that the financial meltdown which occurred during 2008 to 2009 would have been worse. It was a global rescue consciousness. Good corporate culture should have the ability to increase cohesion within the company, make executives and employees form the unified goal to promote development of the company.
In the short run firms may not increase their profits because the cuts in prices but if they achieve this in long run they may experience maxim profits. However the directors try to imply polices which do not always maximize the profits their objective is to satisfy the owners by getting some profit and growing the company in order to receive bigger market share to influence prices and quantity produced. I think that the managers should firstly try to grow the company and work for normal profit and maybe in long run obtain super normal profits. In short run they try to achieve lots of other objectives regardless profit
Document Based Question Working and living conditions of India and Japan during the Industrial Revolution With the coming of the Industrial revolution came little to no change in the working and living conditions of those who worked in the factories of the cotton industry even as the companies lost workers or gained tremendous amount of profit. This idea can clearly be seen in all of the following documents on how the workers lives change as time goes by in this case during the time when the industrial revolution occurred. Support comes from documents such as Document 3 where the living and working conditions were so poor that people developed Tuberculosis and often died as soon as they got home to be treated. In Document 4 Which is the Buddhists recollections on the dependence that the farming communities had on the girls who selflessly volunteered to go work in the factories even when faced with a chance of death mainly because they were the source of the family’s income. This shows that the living conditions were truly poor and many people faced troubles during the harsh times.
In the old industries (e.g. raw material industries) there was a low demand because of all the new industries introduced in the 20s. Poor wages and the demolishment of trade unions led to them not having disposable income to spend on luxuries. Also, Black people were continued to be discriminated against, and lived in poverty. Trade The US has not been selling the left over products (due to over-production) to other countries around the world.
And in some factories the workers were forced to work all seven days of the week. They were also paid below the minimum and were also punished if they refused to work overtime. They wanted to reconstruct the signals being given out so that they could be sustainable as well as profitable. Discuss the meaning and implications of the statement by a Nike representative that “Consumers are not rewarding us for investments in improved social performance in supply chains.” The statement means that NIKE has spent lot of money to improve the welfare of its workers and to improve the working conditions in their factories. However, doing so has cost them a lot of money.
Another problem is that there is no growth in your field if you work at Wal-Mart. It does not have a union, meaning its workers are not protected and don’t receive benefits. According to “What’s Good for Wal-Mart” by John Miller Wal-Mart on average pays its employees 12.4% less than other grocery stores and retail stores. Being the second largest job supplier in America I believe it should pay its employees more money. Wal-Mart is also starting eliminating the small
Its previous claim of achieving success economically and ecologically was just a deceitful sales strategy as proven by the emissions scandal. (Hakim, et. al., 2015) Consumers bought VW cars because they thought those cars were environmentally friendly. Questionable also is the company culture in VW because the people who were responsible for the scandal were obviously pushed to make more sales through a corporate incentive system, which means that there was an incentive to manipulate the software, to have increased sales, revenue and profitability, and higher incentives for the corporate leaders. Consumers bought the cars which were advertised as environmentally friendly, and higher sales resulted to higher compensation and incentives to company executives.
The collaborations with the top designers and celebrities, including Madonna, Beyonce, Versace and Alexander Wang, to trigger the panic buying of related products. The customers is transubstantiated into ‘lustomers’ by the H&M’s guest fashion designer co-branding strategy. This strategy “create the subcultural identity into some clothes which anyone with enough money can acquire and wear with pride. Being able to purchase from the designer collections empowered consumers and made them feel more ‘superior’ “(Perison-Smith, 2014, p.76).The panic buying trend also created the‘get it now whilst stocks still last’ feeling to customers. “It pushed the cognitive and emotional buttons of customers” (Perison-Smith, 2014, p.64) It can affect some potential customers rush to queue up outside the store and buy when the products were so ‘limited’ and
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death. These are the cold, hard facts. It is not a question of whether the wealthier nations should help the poorer countries, that should be a given, the more important question is what kind of aid should be provided.