Strategic Management

Create a hypothetical organization offering product /service of your choice. Identify a real potential competitor in the market.

1. Name your product/service as well as organization.

2. Write the mission and objectives.

3. Scan and assess the external environment to determine the strategic factors that pose opportunities and threats.

4. Scan and assess the internal corporate environment to determine the strategic factors that are Strengths (especially core competencies) and Weaknesses.

5. Analyze strategic (SWOT) factors to (a) pinpoint problem areas and (b) review and revise the corporate mission and objectives, as necessary.

6. Generate, evaluate, and select the best alternative strategy in light of the analysis conducted in step 5.

7. State how you are going to implement selected strategies via programs, budgets, and procedures.

8. State how you are going to evaluate implemented strategies via feedback systems, and the control

of activities to ensure their minimum deviation from plans.


Before carrying out a SWOT analysis, consider the following guidelines:

• Be realistic about strengths and weaknesses. When performing a SWOT analysis on your business, be neither modest nor overly optimistic.

• Consider answers from the company’s point of view and from the point of view of customers, vendors, distributors, and others who do business with them.

• Distinguish between where the organization is today and where it could be in the future.

• Note that the SWOT is subjective. No two persons will come up with the same SWOT.

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discussion #8

One of the long-term goals set out by the LLB owners (from wee k4) is to increase sales in the cowboy boot line by 15%.  The short term goal to accomplish this is to create a sales campaign that targets the tourist trade.  This campaign includes: •Creation of an Internet website (this is part of a larger plan to instigate Internet sales in general) •Create a Boot blog •Exposure to local hotels and tourist eateries through pamphlets •Discount plans for hotel guests •Boot delivery service to hotels •Free shipping for purchases  The current budget for the cowboy/tourist portion of the marketing project is $40,000. Mohammed Abul is the marketing director. He wants to hire an assistant to oversee the cowboy/tourist boot line.  The assistant will be in charge of the three current part-time sales associates, give purchasing direction to the purchasing department, run the boot blog, create new copy for the Internet website on a monthly basis, and execute all other duties related to the implementation of new boot tourist campaign.  Salaries for the assistant and the associates are not included in this portion of the budget.  Additional useful facts include:   Currently the structure of LLB has been adhoc in nature. The long-term decisions are made by the family, Joseph Abul (father, and his sons, Mohammed Abul (marketing) and Ali Abul (store manager).  Fatima Abul (mother) oversees staff and Adoul Abul (brother of Joseph) does the purchasing.  Yara Abul (daughter) handles the finances. There are two full-time sales associates and 8 part-time associates not including the new assistant and the cowboy boot associates.  Store hours are M, T, W, F, S 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thurs 10:00 am to 8:30 pm  Complete the following based on the information provided above: •Create a plan that organizes the physical and monetary needs to accomplish the goal of 15% sales plan. This plan would entail defining the physical and monetary requirements that must be used by the assistant to implement the goal. •Create an organizational structure for the business and the cowboy boot project. •Explain why you chose the structure as opposed to others that you did not choose and what the decision making flow and job tasks are for each person. •Illustrate the structure in an organizational chart.

please answer 300 words


CS/SB 614 authorizes  an ARNP to prescribe, dispense, administer, or order any drug, which would include controlled substances.

ARNP disciplinary sanctions are added to the bill in s. 456.072, F.S., (Section 5) to mirror a physician’s sanctions for prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance other in the course of professional practice or failing to meet practice standards. Additional acts for which discipline may be taken against an ARNP relating to practicing with controlled substances that are added to the Nurse Practice Act (Section 10) include:

 Presigning blank prescription forms.

 Prescribing a Schedule II for office use.

 Prescribing, dispensing, or administering an amphetamine or sympathomimetic amine drug, except for specified conditions.

 Prescribing, dispensing, or administering certain hormones for muscle-building or athletic performance.

 Promoting or advertising a pharmacy on a prescription form unless the form also states that the prescription may be filled at the pharmacy of your choice.

 Prescribing, dispensing, or administering drugs, including controlled substances, other than in the course of his or her professional practice.

 Prescribing, dispensing, or administering a controlled substance to himself or herself.

 Prescribing, dispensing, or administering laetrile.

 Dispensing a controlled substance listed in Schedule II or Schedule III in violation of the requirements for dispensing practitioners in the Pharmacy Practice Act.

 Promoting or advertising controlled substances.

After reading the following news article

1-Identify what issues may arise with prescriptive authority of controlled substances and how you may avoid these situations? 

Posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph and a maximum of two paragraphs.  Word totals for each post should be in the 300 words range.  Whether you agree or disagree explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience.  Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate. APA 6th edition format for references as well as in-text citations is expected.

Employment Laws


Assignment 1: Discussion—Employment Laws

One aspect of talent management is to ensure that all human resource decisions are in compliance with local, national, and sometimes global laws.

Using the University online library resources and the Internet, research human resource decisions and the law.

For this assignment, assume you are a manager in the HR department for WidgetMaker, a large US-based company with offices in several states. It is your job to sort through requests and grievances that employees submit to company management.

This week you have received the following four notifications:

  1. A pregnant female employee requests four months of unpaid maternity leave. She wants the company to ensure that her job, status, and pay will all remain upon her return.
  2. A male employee demands four weeks of paid leave to be used when his stay-at-home wife gives birth to his second child.
  3. A small group of employees running the factory machines contend that adequate safety equipment has not been provided for them. They are reluctant to return to working with the machines until the safety materials are provided.
  4. An older male employee contends that within his department he has repeatedly been treated differently due to his sex, age, and religion.

Select three of the scenarios listed above and, for each of them, respond to the following:

  • What national laws are being violated and what are the minimal actions required by law?
  • How do you recommend the company respond?
  • Does your recommendation go beyond what is required by law?
  • What other factors besides legal compliance (for example, ethics, company reputation, financial concerns, etc.) were involved in your decision? Why were these factors important to your decision?

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

[NOTE] No copy will be accepted, please make sure it’s original. Thank you

Exchange Rate Risk


Discussion—Exchange Rate Risk

As a member of the finance team for an MNC, GBATT, you’ve been tasked by the CFO with monitoring the value of the currency used in foreign and domestic spending. The CFO asked you to provide some possible strategies to hedge against exchange rate risk.

Using the University online library resources, research strategies utilized to hedge against exchange rate risk. Then, based on your assigned readings and additional research, do the following:

  1. Explain what exchange rate risk is and how it may affect international firms.
  2. Identify three exchange rate hedging strategies and explain how GBATT could use them to help manage risks associated with exchange rates.
  3. Provide some real-world examples of firms employing these strategies, citing sources to support your position.

By the due date assigned, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Application: Utilization Management and Models of Care



Application: Utilization Management and Models of Care

Health care providers and other interested parties must continuously look for ways to manage limited resources while improving quality and promoting patient safety. Utilization management is intended to “make sure that health care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner for the patient and the population, where such activities directly impact the quality of outcomes” (Pelberg in Varkey, p. 145). The utilization management process bridges clinical, financial, and administrative functions.

Within traditional health care settings, utilization management can have a significant impact on the delivery of services. In addition, various models of care are emerging that may help transform health care delivery to achieve the aims of utilization management and quality improvement.

To prepare for this Application:

  • Review the information on utilization management in Chapter 7 of Medical Quality Management. Also conduct additional research using credible Web sites (some of which are listed under Optional Resources).
  • Analyze the Chronic Care Model and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model. How might these models be beneficial for providing care to patients, especially those with multiple medical conditions?
  • Identify the elements of each of these models, and evaluate which may be most significant for achieving quality and safety goals. Consider each of the six dimensions of quality identified by the Institute of Medicine.
  • Reflect on how these models should be structured in order to achieve the best medical outcomes for individual patients at the lowest cost to society.

The Assignment

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Compare and contrast the Chronic Care Model and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model.
  • Evaluate which elements of these models may be most significant for achieving quality and safety goals.
  • Explain how these models should be structured in order to achieve the best medical outcomes for individual patients at the lowest cost to society.


Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and from additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for  to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.