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What is the role of business in the economy?

Business has a very important role to play in a capitalist economy. It is business activity that generates most of a nation's wealth, creates the lion's share of jobs, and provides most of the...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020 2:31 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast globalization and regionalization.

In business, regionalization is a business strategy frequently employed by globalized companies to compensate for some of the problems raised by globalization. Globalization means the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2018 9:40 pm UTC

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What is a company profile? What must I include in it?

A company profile is just what the name implies. It is a document explaining what your company is and what you do. It is a public-facing document, so one should take care to not include any...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 8:56 am UTC

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What is a positioning map in marketing? How can we create one? This is related to segmentation.

A positioning map should not be confused with a perceptual map. The first is the actual positioning of a brand within a competitive marketplace, while the second is the consumer perception of a...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 2:45 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the privatization of government-owned companies, such as airlines?

Proponents of privatization argue that it facilitates economic growth and should be prioritized by governments. However, detractors maintain that little has been done to mitigate the negative...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020 7:21 pm UTC

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Explain political environment of business?  

The political environment of business refers to the political or government actions that impact business operations. The political factors usually go hand in hand with the legal ones and are...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2017 12:11 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and limitations of using graphs and charts in business? 

There are a number of advantages and limitations to using graphs and charts. To start with the advantages, graphs and charts enable data to be summed up and understood in an instant, without...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 11:14 am UTC

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What are some advantages and disadvantages that come to Nike as a company because of international business.

One advantage is that Nike is an internationally known brand and can thus sell shoes all over the world. Nike also can keep labor costs down by using laborers in the developing world—this allows...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 10:45 pm UTC

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Why is the average cost curve u-shaped?  

The average cost curve is u-shaped because costs reduce as you increase the output, up to a certain optimal point. From there, the costs begin rising as you increase the output. To understand why...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 1:17 pm UTC

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What is John Dunlop Systems Theory in Industrial Relations about? What is he trying to say about the relationships...

In its most basic terms, the Dunlop Systems Theory in Industrial Relations is about the structure and development of relationships among the three integral members of labor relations (labor,...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2015 12:57 am UTC

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Advantages Of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship involves the development of a business around an innovative idea, with the aim of regional or international growth. The entrepreneur in this case will need to find avenues to...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2015 7:55 am UTC

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What is the definition of environment uncertainty, with examples?

Environmental uncertainty is when conditions are constantly changing within a business environment. As a result, management has little influence over factors that are outside of the company’s...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016 2:16 pm UTC

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Explain the following: "product line," "product length," "product width," "product depth?"

When establishing a product mix, a business must decide where it places itself in terms of its target market. Does it want to compete to be the best-priced product, or the most luxurious, for...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2015 4:15 pm UTC

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I need some examples of economic decisions made by individual, family and the country.

Economic decisions are those decisions in which people (or families or countries) have to choose what to do in a condition of scarcity. Scarcity occurs because people have unlimited wants but only...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2016 3:45 pm UTC

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Why is price elasticity of demand important to firms?

We'll begin with two scenarios to illustrate price elasticity of demand. First, there is a particular movie you want to buy on DVD, but the price is rather high when the movie is first released, so...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020 4:49 pm UTC

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Answer true or false to the following statements: For the trial balance to balance the debits must equal the...

True. The trial balance uses the double entry system, which means that debits have to balance with the credits. False. Liability accounts have credit balances. True. True. False. The trial balance...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019 7:28 am UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a free-market economy? 

A free market economy has two key advantages. First, it allows for individuals to innovate. Individuals have the freedom to create new ideas, new products, and new services to sell for profit. They...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2015 2:19 pm UTC

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If both supply and demand increase at the same time, then what will happen?

Supply and demand go hand in hand and are very intrinsically linked. Usually, assuming everything else remains the same, a rise in one causes a rise in the other. If, however, they both rise at the...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 5:15 pm UTC

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Please give five real-life examples in India for the terms monopoly, monopolistic competition, and...

A monopoly is an economic market structure in which a single individual or a corporation is the only seller of unique goods and services; the seller has no other competitors and enjoys the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 6:13 am UTC

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Characteristics Of Capitalist Democracy

A capitalist democracy system denotes a system based on economic incentives and free markets to boost businesses. It also supports a social system based on diversity with regards to views,...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2016 10:35 am UTC

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What is the difference between business administration and public administration?

In an ideal world, there’s clear differences between business administration and public administration. The former’s main concern is the business itself. When it comes to business administration,...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2020 3:25 pm UTC

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Dimensions Of Business Environment

There are five dimensions of the business environment that influence many firms. These dimensions include the economic environment, the social environment, the political environment, the legal...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 4:06 pm UTC

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Difference Between Travel And Tourism

The best way to think of the difference between travel and tourism is one is part of the other but this did does not mean that they are the same. In short, tourism is a part of travel, but not all...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015 1:37 pm UTC

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What are some major advantages and disadvantages of fishbone diagrams?

The fishbone diagram was designed by Japanese quality control expert Kaoru Ishikawa. His purpose was to provide a means of identifying underlying causes of problems so that solutions were not...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2016 12:07 am UTC

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What are examples of authority and responsibility in management?

In business, authority and responsibility need to be aligned appropriately, with the person responsible for certain outcomes having the authority to make them happen. Authority refers to the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2017 12:09 pm UTC

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Explain and give examples of behavior, output and input controls.

Behavior, output and input controls are managerial means of controlling job requirements and expectations and end results in terms of company objectives and production targets. Effectiveness of...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 10:30 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of standardizing the product offerings for a branded hospitality chain?

Major branded hotel chains have the choice of standardizing their offerings across the brand or of letting individual properties customize their offerings to meet the needs of local markets. The...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015 3:08 am UTC

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What are strengths and weaknesses in listening habits, and what are some points in a plan for improving listening...

Someone with good listening habits pays full attention to the speaker and asks follow-up questions to indicate that she is listening. In addition, the listener does not interrupt and resists the...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2016 1:59 pm UTC

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What are the differences between procedure and method? (Business studies)

The difference between a method and a procedure is similar to the difference between strategy and tactics, in that the two are often confused, and understandably so. Perhaps the easiest way to...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018 11:02 am UTC

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What is business entrepreneurship? Where is it mostly used?

A business entrepreneur is any individual who starts and operates a business while assuming the risks associated with any such venture (e.g., using one's own collateral in exchange for start-up...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2018 12:41 am UTC

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Discuss why planning is important to managers within an organization.

The very word "organization" emphasizes the importance of planning, since without planning, there is no way to be organized. In the short-term, planning covers such basic matters as cashflow,...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2020 12:15 pm UTC

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Describe the four steps in the control process.

The four steps in the control process are: Establishing Standards and Methods for Measuring Performance; Measuring the Performance; Determination of Whether the Performance Matches the Standard,...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2012 7:29 pm UTC

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What are the six distinct traits of professionalism?

Kappa Omicron Nu, a collegiate honors society, describes professionalism as the feeling of support an individual has for their chosen profession or an individual’s ability to positively represent...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 9:40 pm UTC

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What is the difference between a plan, a project and a program?

A project is defined as a temporary activity aimed at achieving specific/narrow organization objectives. Programs, on the other hand, are organization activities aimed at achieving broader...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2017 10:35 am UTC

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Sales And Marketing

The marketing concept asserts that businesses are required to focus on the consumers' needs and wants so they can offer products or services that will satisfy these needs better than the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2015 3:03 pm UTC

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Use examples to explain open and closed environments in a management information system (M.I.S). 

There is a difference between opened and closed environments in a management information system. In an open environment, the various components of an organization will communicate and share...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2017 5:38 pm UTC

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What is the meaning of (a) 1/15, n/60; (b) n/30; (c) n/eom?

The terms listed are payment terms. Payment terms are defined as the time period within which a firm expects payment for goods or services rendered. The terms listed above are defined as: 1/15,...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2019 3:00 pm UTC

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How are oligopoly and monopolistic competition alike and how are they different?

The similarities between oligopoly and monopoly competition are: They both exhibit imperfect competition in that oligopoly has few sellers while monopoly has many sellers. Firms have some level of...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2015 3:03 pm UTC

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Why do we study ethics?

We study "ethics" because society cannot function without a series of commonly-accepted moral codes that define boundaries of acceptable behavior. We also study ethics because there is not always a...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2018 3:43 pm UTC

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Difference Between Trade And Business

Trade refers to the buying and selling of goods and services, facilitated by a medium of exchange, such as money. When goods and services are exchanged for other goods and services, without the use...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 6:46 pm UTC

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What is a pay-in slip, withdrawal slip, and bank statement?

Americans call a "pay-in slip" a "deposit slip." This is a preprinted form which is the size of a standard check and typically comes in the back of the checkbook. It has the customer's name and...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 10:07 pm UTC

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What is distinctive competence?  

Distinctive competence refers to the core skills and practices that increase the competitiveness of an organization and make it different from its competitors. An organization's competitors cannot...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 1:02 pm UTC

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What is the "contribution-sales ratio" where a Selling price per unit of $99, a Variable cost per unit of $66, and a...

The contribution sales ratio is the contribution to the income of the company that each sale of a product has. Essentially, it is a factor or percentage that determines how much money the company...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019 11:18 am UTC

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Difference Between Capital And Investment

A factor of production is any item used in the production of other goods and services. Machinery used in the manufacturing process is capital. You require capital to establish a business. Most...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 2:52 pm UTC

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of capitalist democracy?

A capitalist democracy is a combination of a capitalist economic system and a democratic political system. Thus, advantages and disadvantages of the hybrid system can be derived from the two...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 12:54 pm UTC

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Define direct and indirect materials and list the reasons why a large company would have two separate departments to...

Direct materials are those that are used directly in the production process and are reflected in the final product. For example, timber would be a direct material in the production of furniture. In...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2018 10:17 pm UTC

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Describe the main factors affecting tourism demand.

The main factors affecting tourism demand include the economy, the number of sights and sites of potential interest to tourists, such as historical locations or natural wonders that cannot be seen...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021 11:47 am UTC

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Distinguish between accounting costs and economic costs.

The Economic cost is the monetary value of all resources employed in the course of business. It also refers to the opportunity cost of the inputs used in the enterprise. For example, a business...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 3:43 pm UTC

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Differentiate between a "change in quantity supplied" and a "change in supply."

Though the phrases are very similar in their external appearance, they hold different meanings. A change in quantity supplied is a simple phrase meaning the number of items you ordered has...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 7:56 pm UTC

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What countries have a market economy?

A free market, or market, economy is one which allows the market to do as it pleases and essentially lets the science of economics dictate how business perform. A market economy was much more...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 10:12 pm UTC

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