FCS 341 Sec 01
October 28, 2013
Child Observation Report
I am luckier than most, because rather than having to go to a daycare center, I am able to go spend time with my three and a half year old sister, Maizie. Our family adopted Maizie about half a year ago or so, but have known her for the past two years. She’s been a great addition to the family that we couldn’t be happier about.
Having a little sister is a blessing, as I’ve gotten to know what it is like to have a younger sister for a change. I know how boys interact and grow up in life from personal experience along with having two younger brothers. Little sisters is a whole different animal already I can tell. While I’ve gotten to know her over the past two years, I’ve never studied how she spent her time interacting with the environment. I spent a whole afternoon, about eight hours in total, hanging out and enjoying time with my sister at my parent’s house, on Sat, October 19. She happened to be having two of her friends over as well for playtime. Her friends were six year old girl named Sarah and her little 3 year old brother, Ryan. All of these children are in the “Preoperational Thinking” period of development in their childhoods. It was the perfect opportunity to observe how my little sister interacted with others as well.
While Maizie interacted with her friends, I casually observed how they interacted with one another while they played with toys on the living room floor, watched a couple educational children shows, and then played catch outside in the front yard. From a psychosocial standpoint, I would describe their interaction as friendly, interactive, and fun. The children had no problem sharing toys or playing with one another in the living room. A couple times though, Maizie would go on her own and not want to have the other kids play. She likes to use only her imagination sometimes when she creates specific fantasies of her toy’s lives. Overall though, she…
BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE
(PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND INVESTIGATION)TITLE: EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTERNAL AUDITING IN CONTROLLING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR.THE CASE STUDY: NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICEYEAR OF STUDY: 3RD YEARDATE: MARCH 2008PREPARE BY: DEVOTA CHANG’ASUPERVISED BY: MRS. MOSHI JAMESA FIELD REPORT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE AT MZUMBE UNIVERSITY – MOROGOROTABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS|NAO |National Audit Office |
|NBAA |National board of Accountancy & Auditors |
|ISA |International Statements of Accounting |
|URT |United Republic of Tanzania |
|P.S |Public Sector |
|P.A |Procurement Audit |
|PPA |Public Procurement Act |
|PFA |Public Finance Act |
|PPRA |Public Procurement Regulatory Authority |
|MOF |Ministry Of Finance…
Course Title: Management Information Systems
Instructor: Assistant Professor Ala Al-Janabi (Ph.D)
Email Address: [email protected]:
The rapid pace of change in today’s business environment has made information systems and information technology vital components that help keep an enterprise on target to meet its business goals.
Globalisation of trade, the emergence of information economies, and the growth of the Internet and other global communications networks have recast the role of IS’s in business and management. We all now live in the information age, an age characterized by:
– Practically instantaneous communication
– Instant access to vast amounts of information
– Drastic reductions in transaction costs for information and communication
– Knowledge management technology and intellectual assets as the keys to economic competitiveness
The transformation of business caused by E-business and E-Commerce applications of the Internet and related technologies demonstrates that information systems and information technology are essential ingredients for business survival and success.
The Internet is becoming the foundation for new business models, new business processes, and new ways of distributing knowledge. Businesses as a starting point for developing and spreading Information Communication Technology knowledge are important. Also, it is really quite a simple matter to get businesses to begin profiting from at least basic types of e-business; it is also becoming essential. Even technologically simple industries are utilizing e-business to organize chains of supply and production. A failure to integrate into theses networks means being shut out of the future, and out of business.
The goal of this course is to help business students learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalize business processes conduct electronic commerce, improve business decision-making, and gain competitive advantage. Thus, it…
In the essay “I’d Rather Be Black than Female”, Shirley Chisholm stated how she felt women should have the right to devote themselves to politics. She believes that being a dark-skinned person has fewer handicaps than being a woman, because she there is prejudice against women in society and is a problem that is still exists today. Chisholm showed how society thinks women are second-class citizens in the world. Working in Congress, Chisholm saw that members of her party would have meetings to discuss ways of stopping her actions or decisions. No one would take a black person’s ideas especially if that person was specifically a woman. Not only as women was she considered as second-class citizens, she was also stereotyped as a “happy homemaker” or a “contented darky”. It was common for people to think that women should stay at home and take care of the house and family. This essentially sets a limitation for women to have a job in the “real world”. When women were looking for jobs, they were often asked, “Can you type?” because typically women were only allotted jobs such as teachers, librarians, or secretaries. Men would never imagine that women could also be doctors, administrators, or even lawyers. The equalities women develop slowly through time due to the suppression by men; There is still yet to be equal treatment for women by men. As a woman myself, I believe we should be able to go into politics because there are too many men and not enough equal representation, which at the same time indicates that the word “equality” is not thought through. A TV show called “Parts and Recreations” aired on the topic of female representation in politics and the episodes “Women in Garbage” showed how women should be in politics and how it benefited society. In the scenario a girl named Leslie who worked in the government, found that men in their positions do not believe in women and what they were capable of. Leslie wanted to fight for women’s right and how…
Obesity is a medical disorder in which body fat has gathered to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on the overall health condition of a person (Haslam & James, 2005). People are supposed to be obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement is greater than 30 Kg / m2 (Haslam & James, 2005).
Obesity is a major problem of United States which affects approximately 34% of adults; one of every five children (4 years old) in America is obese (Obesity in America). Only one percent of obese people are obese due to glandular problems. Unbalanced and unhealthy diet is the major cause of obesity. According to Marion Nestle, Chair of New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, “the increased calories in American diets come from eating more food in general, but especially more of foods high in fat (meat, dairy, fried foods, grain dishes with added fat), sugar (soft drinks, juice drinks, desserts), and salt (snack foods)” (Nestle, 2002; p. 10). Thus most of the people are obese because they have high intake of food and less exercise.
Fast food and obesity
It has often been blamed by many that fast food is one of the major causes of increasing obesity in United States (Kinsey, 1994; Buthrie, Lin & Frazao, 2002). Different studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between the fast food and the body weight (Jeffery & French, 1998). Similarly, nutrition analysis of different fast food items has also proved that they are high in energy density and thus causes high energy intake (Paeratakul et. al., 2003).
However, there is no concrete data available to prove that fast foods are directly responsible for obesity. Most of the research conducted to identify a link between obesity and fast food emphasized more on aggregate level analysis instead of individual analysis. Due to their focus on aggregate level analysis, studies have found that there are more fast food outlets in areas (usually low income group) which…
Decisions Based on Demand and Forecasting
ECO 550 Managerial Economics & Globalization
Professor Godfrey Ejimakor
October 28, 2013Introduction
A market demand analysis helps company’s understand how much consumer demand there is in the industry for the product offering. Demand analysis help a brand determine the success rate of entering markets. This analysis strategy also helps determine if sufficient revenues and profits will generate enough to maintain a successful business. The following research was conducted in order to indentify market potential for expansion of The Pizza Company.
Estimated Regression Analysis
Demand analysis can serve several purposes. Demand analysis creates insight for market departments as well as future forecast in order to create effective operational decisions. It can also “project revenue which will create better, successful cash flows” (Key, 2010). Market regression analysis is often used to understand market/consumer demand for a specific location based on product offering. This type of regression analysis will also determine if a brand can successfully enter a market against competition. Moreover, regression analysis can help a “brand generate enough revenue in order to maintain market share” within the brands industry (Armstrong, 2012).
The variables used to conduct the demand regression analysis will be price, population/demand size, and median household income, competitor’s price of pizza and price of complementary products. Moreover, the demand function will look similar to QD=f(P, Ps, Pe, Y, N), where P=price of pizza, Ps=price of competitor goods, Pe=price of advertising/sale value, Y=median household income and N=population/demand size.
Regression analysis date calculations estimated by excel are as follows:
SUMMARY OUTPUT | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |Regression Statistics | | | | | | | | |Multiple R |0.912678 | | | | | | | | |R Square |0.832981 | | | | |…
Critical Success Factors:
1. Quality Products at a competitive price
2. Customer Satisfaction
3. Product innovation
4. Employee moral**/Employee Relations
5. Productive however not economically efficient
6. Modern Equipment
7. Individualized Customer ServiceIndustry: Steel/Steel related ProductsOverview of Current Situation:
Flat organizational structure
Differentiation leadership (mini Mill technologies/electrical furnaces adopted stand out from the rest of steel Producers; cost advantage vs integrated steel producers)
Competitive with cost leadership ( close proximity to customers)
Short term doing well, however longterm threatProblems and issues:
-internal control**executives do not seem to have purpose; managers have too much autonomy and no segregation of duties – lack of strategy (day to day activities); Reduced management system creates communication barriers and could affect overall performance;
-Costs: Motivation is weak of officers because of weak compensation system; too generous incentive system for employee; too much money is being spent on staff rather than further development;
-product complexity and too diverse product line
-build and rebuild factories and products
Globalization-tariffs to enter steel industry, pollution, competitors expanding globally, threat of new entry
-organizational culture rebuild – retrain managers and reinforce new attitude in organization
-tough competitors from other steel mnfg
-threat of new entry
-raising cost of raw material
Lack of R/D
Cyclical demandQ: What can Nucor do to improve their organizational culture/new strategyQ: How can Nucor compete in the global marketQ: What can Nucor change to become more efficient and effectiveQ: Why do managers of Nucor have so much autonomy and senior officers seem to be insignificant Q: What can Nucor change to build steel manufacturing facilities more economically…
The marketing management philosophy that holds that achieving organizational goals depends on determining the needs and wants of target markets and delivering the desired satisfactions more effectively and efficiently than competitors do. FactoryExisting productsSelling
and promoting Profits through sales volume Starting pointFocusMeansEndsThe selling concept The Selling Concept. This is another common business orientation. It holds that consumers and businesses, if left alone, will ordinarily not buy enough of the selling company’s products. The organization must, therefore, undertake an aggressive selling and promotion effort. This concept assumes that consumers typically sho9w buyi8ng inertia or resistance and must be coaxed into buying. It also assumes that the company has a whole battery of effective selling and promotional tools to stimulate more buying. Most firms practice the selling concept when they have overcapacity. Their aim is to sell what they make rather than make what the market wants.SELLING CONCEPT
The idea that consumers wll not buy enough of the organization’s products unless the organization undertakes large-scale selling and promotion effort.Advantage: When the firm have overcapacity, selling concept become beneficial to sell their product.It can also be applicable in non-profit organizations or societies (See the example).
Disadvantage: Selling is largely a wasteful activity because a company truly practicing marketing concept will not need to sell its product. Marketing make selling redundant. Selling consume a lot of organizational resources, as the company force the product on customer.Example: A political party, will vigorously sell its candidate to voters as a fantastic person for the job. The candidate works hard at selling him or herself – shaking hands, kissing babies, meeting donors and making speeches. Much money also has to be spent on radio and television…
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November 15, 2013Request for Proposal Cover Page
November 17, 2013
Microsoft Office Programs Training and Certification
ESP Productions – Chula Vista, CA
Project Number: ENG/221 Wk3
The attached RFP requests a proposal for the above referenced project. If your firm is selected, your firm will be sent a contract for signatures. Questions regarding this project must be e-mailed to John Hainline, ESP Productions at [email protected] no later than December 15, 2013. Responses to questions will be posted on ESP Productions website at www.esp.net Select proposals, then “Solicitations and announcements” by December 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. P.S.T. RFP response due date: December 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon P.S.T.
Deadline for mailing, delivery instructions and submission: All proposals must be received no later than the deadline stated above in a sealed envelope. Late proposals will not be considered, Submit your RFP response to:
John Hainline, ESP Productions
123 ABC Avenue
Chula Vista, CA, 91910 Abstract
ESP Productions has upgraded computer systems to Hewitt-Packard Pavilion Slimline s5z, AMD Athlon x4, 650 quad-core, processor 3.2Ghz, 2MB L2, 6GB DDR-3-1333Mhz, 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb hard drive with Microsoft Officer 2010 programs. Current employees are not proficient with Microsoft Office programs and customer products are not effective. ESP Productions plans are to hire a company that instructs Microsoft Officer Programs and provides Microsoft Office programs certifications. Achieving the Microsoft Office programs training and certifications, ESP Productions employees will be able to provide customers reliable products. INTRODUCTION
Founded in 2007, ESP Productions is a licensed company that generates increased consumption of their products or services by providing commercial advertisers. This involves the repetition of a product…
In this essay I am comparing Beowulf to Deadpool. Deadpool is a mercenary and an anti-hero appearing in comic books published by Marvel comics. Beowulf is an epic hero of the Geats who comes to King Hrothar’s aid to rid of a monster who is terrorizing their bead hall, Heorot. Now, back to Deadpool, his primary power is an accelerated healing factor, depicted by various writers with differing levels of efficiency. The Geats hero Beowulf power is extreme strength, as he showed by tearing Grendel’s arm completely off and hanging it in Heorot as a trophy. Aside from Deadpool’s physical advantages, he is a superb assassin and a mercenary, versed in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman. It is thought while his attributes. As it makes him an extremely unpredictable opponent. Taskmaster (who has photo-reflexive memory which allows him to copy anyone’s fighting skills) was unable to defeat Deadpool due to his chaotic and improved fighting style. Likewise, Beowulf begins with the story of King Hrothgar, who, who constructed the great hall of Heorot for his people. His warriors spend time singing and drinking and celebrating until Grendel, a monster who is pained by noise, attacks and kills many of Hrothgar warriors while they sleep. But Grendel does not touch the throne of Hrothgar for it is described in the poem that it is protected by god. However, a young warrior from Geatland hears about the trouble of Hrothgar and with Beowulf’s Kings’ permission leaves his homeland to help Hrothgar. Therefore, Beowulf and his men leaves Geatland and spend the night in Heorot, Beowulf bears no weapon…