(Inspired by the HBS case The Toy Game.) There are two primary sellers

(Inspired by the HBS case The Toy Game.) There are two primary sellers of toy cars, Matchbox and Hot Wheels. Suppose there are 100 consumers, each of whom wishes to buy at most one car: a toy car is worth $5 to a consumer. Half of the consumers are Matchbox fans; the other half are Hot Wheels fans. However, fandom is fickle: a consumer will buy the cheapest car unless both cars are equally costly to the consumer, in which case the consumer buys according to his fandom. The marginal cost of producing a car is $1 for both firms. Matchbox chooses its price, and then Hot Wheels chooses its price; afterwards, each consumer decides which car to buy, if any. Note that no calculus is required to understand the strategies in this case.

a) Predict Matchbox’s profits. Be sure to explain your reasoning.
b) Suppose now that Matchbox can issue coupons for a $1 rebate on its toys to its fans (and only its fans). Determine an optimal pricing strategy for Matchbox. What are your expected profits?
c) Suppose now that Hot Wheels can issue coupons for a $1 rebate to its fans after Matchbox issues its own coupon (but before pricing decisions are made). Will Hot Wheels wish to issue the coupon? Will Matchbox, anticipating Hot Wheels’ action, decide to issue a coupon? What are the final expected profits and prices?
d) Explain intuitively how Matchbox and Hot Wheels are “differentiating” their product by issuing these coupons.

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During 2017, Martinez Company started a construction job

Project #2 – Percentage of Completion

During 2017, Martinez Company started a construction job with a contract price of $1,580,000. The job was completed in 2019. The following information is available.

2017

2018

2019

Costs incurred to date

$404,000

$853,160

$1,073,000

Estimated costs to complete

606,000

254,840

–0–

Billings to date

301,000

904,000

1,580,000

Collections to date

271,000

812,000

1,418,000

Instructions:

- Complete a chart analyzing the above information showing revenue, the % of completion every year and the amount of gross profit to be recognized each year, assuming the percentage-of-completion method is used.
- Prepare all necessary journal entries for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
- Compute the amount of gross profit to be recognized each year, assuming the completed contract method is used.
- Your work can be completed on 1 Excel sheet.

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Identify 3 types of both energy categories and what they are most often used to power

Natural Resources Worksheet

Complete the following table:

 

 

Fossil Fuel

Alternative Energy

Identify 3 types of both energy categories and what they are most often used to power. 1.

2.

3.

1.

2.

3.

Benefits to using these energy types    
Environmental impacts of using these energy types    
Are these energy types renewable? Explain.    

 

Using the textbooks, the University Library, or other resources answer each of the following questions in 150- to 300-words.  Be sure to provide references for the sources you use.

 

Question

Response

Explore water supply and management in your area using the internet. What is the source of your municipality’s drinking water?  Describe any concerns related to the quantity and quality of this water source.  Explain one thing you can do in your everyday activities to conserve water.  
Visit this Fish and Wildlife Service website (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/) and perform a search of endangered species for your state.  Select one species and explain why it is endangered and what is being done to help it recover.  
What reason(s) for conserving life on Earth found in “A Closer Look 13.3”, pages 299-301, do you find convincing?  Explain.  
Perform an internet search using the search term “agricultural sustainability article.”  Read one of the articles you find and summarize it in 1-2 paragraphs.  Based on this article and the readings in the text do you think that current large-scale industrial agricultural practices are sustainable?  Why or why not?  Give an example of a more sustainable agricultural practice.  

References

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The project has a five-year life time. The initial investment in the project

The project has a five-year life time. The initial investment in the project will be $25 million, and the investment will be depreciated straight-line, down to salvage value of $10 million at the end of the fifth year.

The revenues are expected to be $20 million next year and to grow 10% a year after that for the remaining four years. The cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation, is expected to be 50% of revenues.

The tax rate is 30%. The firm faced cost of capital of 14%.

Questions:

1. Compute:

• Calculate Free Cash flow over the project’s life.

• Calculate terminal year cash flow for the project.

• Should the project be accepted using NPV analysis.

Now assume that the facts in problem 1 remain unchanged except for the depreciation method which is now according to the following table. In this case the salvage value will be whatever is left at the end of year 5.

Year % of Asset

1

40%

2

24%

3

14.4%

4

13.3%

5

13.3%

2. If the firm has a cost of capital of 14%

a. should it take the project using NPV analysis.

b. Compare NPV calculated in Question 1 with NPV calculated in Question 2. In which case the NPV is higher? Why do you see this difference?

3. Perform a sensitivity analysis on NPV of the project for (1) on the following scenarios:

a. Sales decreases by 10%.

b. Cost of capital decreases by 10%.

c. Both (a) and (b).

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Kobayashi and Maru corporations both seek funding at the lowest

Kobayashi and Maru corporations both seek funding at the lowest possible cost.

They face the following rate structure:

                                                                            Kobayashi                 Maru

Credit rating                                                     AA                            BB

Cost of fixed-rate borrowing                          10.0%                        13.0%

Cost of floating-rate borrowing                     LIBOR + .5%           LIBOR + 1.0%

 

a) In what type of borrowing does Kobayashi have the greatest comparative advantage? Why?

b) In what type of borrowing does Maru have the least comparative disadvantage? Why?

c) If a swap were arranged, what is the maximum savings that could be divided between the two parties?

d) Describe a swap transaction that would generate these savings. Assume the savings is divided equally between the two firms.

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Globalization is dead, once coined by Theodor Levitt, back in 1983

MBA MARKETING MANAGEMENT

 Globalization is dead, once coined by Theodor Levitt, back in 1983. In recent years with the advent of President Trump and British Prime Minister, Tereasa May, the phrase as come up again. Explore the modern phenomena and write an argumentative essay on this issue. Your essay should be no longer than 1,500 words explaining your findings. Essay must be word processed.

You must add at least 20 References or Bibliography to show where u got you the sources.

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You’re a shoe manufacturer and it seems the manufacturing plants

You’re a shoe manufacturer and it seems the manufacturing plants are always over capacity. However, based on the demand, the capacity should be sufficient to meet customer demands. Management suspects that there is a disconnect between the demand signals being fed to the manufacturing facilities and actual orders. This is causing capacity issues leading to customer upsets.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes how the demand and supply integration (DSI) process can improve the demand signals.

Include the following:

The Ideal picture of demand and supply integration
DSI core principles
Critical components of DSI
Characteristics of successful DSI implementations
DSI recommendations to solve shoe manufacturer’s issues

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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What are the effects of Nomophobia

Written Assignment 4

Answer any two (2) of the following questions. Answers to each question should be in the range of 500-700 words, or the equivalent of two-three typed, 12 point font, double-spaced pages, and include at least two references other than those in the reading assignments. Please note that your references should begin on a new page separate from your answer to the question.

1. What are the effects of Nomophobia? Does this vary from country to country? Age group to age group? Socio-economic status? Occupation? [MO4.4]

2. Describe the central role of social media in the lives of students. Is it easy or hard to reduce students’ use of these types of online social media forms? [MO4.1]

3. Describe how Internet addiction can shatter families, relationships and careers in a comparison of at least two different countries. [MO4.2, 4.3]

4. Video games provide people with things they lack in real life. They provide a steady supply of stimulation to satisfy our needs. And yet, this is all an illusion. Explain how people can become so caught up that they lose themselves in the process. [MO4.1]

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Suppose your bank account will be worth $15,000.00 in one year

Part I: This part of the assignments tests your ability to calculate present value.

A. Suppose your bank account will be worth $15,000.00 in one year. The interest rate (discount rate) that the bank pays is 7%. What is the present value of your bank account today? What would the present value of the account be if the discount rate is only 4%?

B. Suppose you have two bank accounts, one called Account A and another Account B. Account A will be worth $6,500.00 in one year. Account B will be worth $12,600.00 in two years. Both accounts earn 6% interest. What is the present value of each of these accounts?

C. Suppose you just inherited an gold mine. This gold mine is believed to have three years worth of gold deposit. Here is how much income this gold mine is projected to bring you each year for the next three years:

Year 1: $49,000,000

Year 2: $61,000,000

Year 3: $85,000,000

Compute the present value of this stream of income at a discount rate of 7%. Remember, you are calculating the present value for a whole stream of income, i.e. the total value of receiving all three payments (how much you would pay right now to receive these three payments in the future). Your answer should be one number – the present value for this gold mine at a 7% discount rate but you have to show how you got to this number.

Now compute the present value of the income stream from the gold mine at a discount rate of 5%, and at a discount rate of 3%. Compare the present values of the income stream under the three discount rates and write a short paragraph with conclusions from the computations.

Part II: Read the following three sample business plans:

Ice Dreams

R J Wagner & Associates Realty

Interstate Travel Center

Which of these three projects do you think should have the highest risk from the point of view of investors (potential providers of funds) and would therefore be evaluated using the highest discount rate? Which one do you think should have the lowest? Write a paper explaining your reasoning.

In your assessment of the business plans consider the possible risk of each plan. Risk is one of the main considerations when deciding whether a plan should be evaluated and discounted to present value using a high or a low discount rate.

Note: you are not expected to fully analyze the numbers and financial statements in these business plans. There are only forecasts and projections. Nobody really believes them anyway. Use your intuition rather than calculations to assess risk and potential of each of these plans.
Assignment Expectations

Turn in both Part I and Part II in one Word document when completed. Part I should be two pages long and contain your calculations. Part II should be two pages long.

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As an economist for ABC Plastics, your boss has asked you to respond

Assignment 3: Supply and Demand Concepts

As an economist for ABC Plastics, your boss has asked you to respond to some questions she has regarding the company’s main product, tablet cases. A marketing research firm recently developed the following supply and demand schedules for tablet cases:

Price/case Quantity Demanded Quantity Supplied

$24 5000 18000

22. 6000 17000

20 7000 16000

18 8000. 15000

16. 10000. 14000

14. 11000. 13000

12. 12000. 12000

10. 13000. 11000

8. 14000. 10000

6. 15000. 9000

4. 16000. 8000

2. 17000. 7000

You are to develop a report addressing the following questions and present your findings to the Board of Directors:

Questions:

1. Construct a graph showing supply and demand in the tablet case market, using Microsoft Excel.
2.  How are the laws of supply and demand illustrated in this graph? Explain your answers.
3.  What is the equilibrium price and quantity in this market?  

4. Assume that the government imposes a price floor of $16 in the tablet case market. What would happen in this market?
5.  Assume that the price floor is removed and a price ceiling is imposed at $8. What would happen in this market?
6. Now assume that the price of tablet cases drops by 50%. How would this change impact the demand for tablet cases? Explain your answer and reconstruct the graph developed in question one to show this change.
7. Assume that incomes of the consumers in this market increase. What would happen in this market? Explain your answer and reconstruct the graph developed in question one to show this change.
8. Assume that the number of sellers decreases in this market. What would happen in this market? Explain your answer and reconstruct the graph developed in question one to show this change.
9. Explain the difference between a normal good and an inferior good. Would your answers to question #7 change, depending on whether this good is a normal or inferior good? Why or why not?
10. Present your analysis in Microsoft Excel format. Enter non-numerical responses in the same worksheet using textboxes.

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