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BUS 211 Week 1 Business
Models, Systems and Organization


  Instructions

 Consider a local business
whose services you frequently use. What are the main components of this
company's business model?

Write a 400- to 500-word response in which you do the following:

§  Describe
the three components of the business system that comprises the local business
you selected. Use Figure 1.2 on p. 11 of Introduction to Business as a
reference.

§  Identify
the form of business organization that the business currently uses: joint-stock
company, limited liability, partnership, or sole proprietorship.

§  Explain
the differences between your business's form of organization and the other
three forms.

Resources: Ch. 1 & 2
of Introduction to
Business


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

BUS 211 Week 1 quiz 

 Instructions

 Your answers : 33/33 (100%)

§  1

What is the best way to raise funding for a joint-stock company?

Secure an investment bank loan.

Pool money from partners.

Issue stock certificates for investors.

 

Raise capital from interested stakeholders.

§  2

What law shows that there is a direct relationship between the
price of a product and the amount that is supplied in the market?

Law of supply

Law of demand

Law of market systems

Law of market price

§  3

Which of the following best describes a partnership?

All employees are stockholders to promote loyalty to the company

Skilled professionals who pool their talents and resources to
share general capital costs

Families who work and live together to reduce costs

Friends who share new business interests by sharing rent costs

§  4

What measures how efficient a company uses its capital and
resources to generate returns for its investors?

Profit

 

Profitability

Revenues

Sales

§  5

Who assumes all liability for debt created in a sole
proprietorship?

The stockholders

The business partners

The bank

The business owner

§  6

What is an obstacle that professionals avoid in a sole
proprietorship?

Debt

Disputes

Risk

Competition

§  7

What will most likely increase the demand for better quality
goods and services?

Increasing specialization

Increase in self-interest

Decrease in profitability

Decreasing demand

§  8

What law refers to the tendency of people to buy more of a
product when the price is lower and less of it when its price is higher? 

Law of diminishing marginal utility

Law of demand

Law of market increase

Law of supply

§  9

Imagine Company A has a total profit of $40 million and that it
invested $400 million in the course of a year. Company B has a total profit of
$20 million and has invested $80 million over the course of the year. Which
company has the greater profitability?

 

Company B

 

Profitability cannot be determined from the information given

Company A

They have the same profitability

§  10

In general, the more a particular product is valued, the more it
is demanded. Which is true in regard to this statement?

The higher the demand, the higher the price and the product is
easy to find.

The higher the demand, the lower the price and the product is easy
to find.

The higher the demand, the lower the price and the product is
harder to find.

The higher the demand, the higher the price and the product is
harder to find.

§  11

Capital, land, enterprise, and labor are all costs associated
with making and selling goods. What do they determine?

Operating costs

Value

Competitive advantage

Sales revenue

§  12

In economics, what principle indicates the value placed on a
product lessens as consumption increases?

Scarcity value

Demand value

Diminishing marginal utility

Supply utility

§  13

Which of the following is the best advantage of a joint-stock
company?

Investors determine the venture the company is required to
pursue.

The investor limits the risk to the percentage of stock
ownership.

The business is resilient to poor management.

Investors have limited liability from creditors.

§  14

Information technology, e-commerce, human resource management,
and procurement are included in what type of value chain function in a
business?

Secondary value function

Primary value function

Tertiary function

Complimentary function

§  15

Enterprise, as a main component of business, requires which
of the following?

Operating from an appropriate facility

Inputs, machinery and computers

Employing the right people for the tasks

Foresight, drive, knowledge, and ingenuity

§  16

What was the original purpose of the limited liability company?

To encourage investors to take financial risks to ensure a
business’ success

To control specialization of new businesses

To favor creditors with the ability to seek recovery of assets
to repay debt  

To limit financial risk exposure and encourage formation of new
businesses

§  17

This is the point at which the supply of the product just meets
the demand for it.

Market

Supply curve

Demand curve

Margin

§  18

What equation correctly shows how profit is calculated?

Profit = (Total Operating Costs) – (Total Sales)

Profit = (Purchases) – (Total Sales Revenues)

Profit = (Total Sales) – (Purchases)

Profit = (Total Sales) – (Total Operating Costs)

§  19

Which of the following best describes a joint-stock company
structure?

Stock ownership creates unlimited liability if the business
fails.

An entrepreneur raises capital by issuing stock ownership for
others to share the risk.

Multiple professionals share general costs and management
leadership.

One person assumes the liability for the business venture.

§  20

Which of the following businesses best matches the definition of
a sole proprietorship?

Professors, nurses, or taxi drivers

Lawyers, bankers, or accountants

Bus drivers, hotel managers, or painters

Dentists, carpenters, or plumbers

§  21

Which term refers to the total money or assets of a business?

Wealth

Capital

Sales revenue

Competitive advantage

§  22

What is defined as the absolute monetary difference between
sales revenues and operating costs?

Profit

Profitability

Demand

Supply

§  23

If a business partnership grows, what is usually added over
time?

Increased stock percentage for partners

New professional members adding capital into the business

More revenue allocated to management

Management control

§  24

Which of the following best describes a system through which
goods or services are exchanged for capital with the aim of making a profit?

Value-creation process

Competitive advantage

 

Productive resources

 

Business

§  25

Which equation correctly shows how to calculate profitability?

Profitability = (Total Profit) / (Total Amount of Capital
Invested)

Profitability = (Total Profit) – (Total Amount of Capital
Invested)

Profitability = (Total Amount of Capital Invested) – (Total
Profit)

Profitability = (Total Amount of Capital Invested) / (Total
Profit)

§  26

How does specialization assist a business in becoming more
productive?

Better equipment aids employees in increasing their output.

Employees become more skilled at specific tasks.

Product management is more efficient and easier to maintain.

Sunk costs are eliminated by reinvesting into new product lines.

§  27

If a company were to have a total sales revenue of $50 and a
total operating cost of $37, what is the total profit?

$13

$87

 

$37

$ -13

§  28

What defines a group of companies that have similar products and
business activities?

Industry

Business system

Field of interest

Business model

§  29

Which of the following businesses is the best example of when to
set up a limited liability company in order to control financial risk of the
stockholder(s)?

Hertz Car Rental

Prudential Insurance

Wal-Mart

Joe’s Neighborhood Pet Store

§  30

Which of the following is the best example of a business
partnership?

Politicians who share expenses for a campaign

Restaurant owners who share the same cuisine in a common
geographic area

Employees of a large computer manufacturer

A group of similar professionals who start a company together

§  31

What are the four productive resources that make a business
possible? 

Land, labor, capital, enterprise

Supply, demand, land, labor

Sales, profit, profitability, supply

Capital, labor, supply, demand

§  32

What are the three components that make up a business system?

Business commerce, business organization, business occupation

Business organization, business management, business exchange

Business commerce, business organization, business market

Business market, business management, business organization

§  33

Which of the following best describes limited liability as it
relates to a business?

Limited liability discourages entrepreneurs to start new
businesses.

If the business fails, personal assets of the owner(s) are at
risk

Creditors are entitled to recover outstanding debt beyond the
financial assets of the business.

The stockholder’s financial liability is limited to a fixed
investment amount.

 

 

BUS 211 Week 2 Evolution of Business Presentation 

Instructions

 Resource:  Your Week 2
collaborative discussion and the Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business

Research the evolution of business with
your assigned team members.

Locate information on the following points:

§  Feudalism

§  Mercantilism

§  Capitalism

§  Commerce

§  Property
rights

§  The
Industrial Revolution

Individually, create a
10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing the evolution of business.

Provide examples and appropriate visuals to
illustrate each phase of business.

Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an
APA-formatted reference slide.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

BUS 211 Week 2 Profits and Supply and Demand 

 Instructions

 Resource: Ch. 1 of Introduction to Business

Consider a fictional business you would be
interested in starting. You will be using this same business in other weekly
assignments throughout the course.

You are seeking financing for your business, and a potential
investor has asked you to provide more information.

Write a 400- to 500-word response to your
potential investor in which you do the following:

§  Describe
the products or services your business will offer and the resources--materials,
supplies, building, and so on--that you will need for your startup.

§  Examinethe
differences between profit and profitability and how you plan to use your
profits to increase your business profitability.

§  Describe
how you expect your business may be affected by the laws of supply and demand.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

BUS 211
Week 2 quiz


 

Instructions

 

Your answers : 35/35
(100%)

 

·        
1

This
type of law exists to ensure that people have the skills they need to properly
serve the public interest.

o   

Laws
relating to the public interest

o   

Laws
regulating occupational qualifications

o   

Laws
governing business diversity

o   

Laws
promoting employee health and safety

·        
2

What
type of information is within a business plan?

o   

Tax
penalties, number of personnel, and location of organization

o   

Revenue,
profit, and loss

o   

New
products, how the organization will compete, and how the organization will
organize resources

o   

Past
performance and stock price

·        
3

This
is a process of dissolution of a business through which its assets are sold to
repay its creditors. 

o   

Chapter
13 bankruptcy

o   

Chapter
9 bankruptcy

o   

Chapter
11 bankruptcy

o   

Chapter
7 bankruptcy

·        
4

What
rules can managers employ as guidelines to analyze the effects of
their business decisions on stakeholders?

o   

Pragmatism,
moral rights, justice, and practical rules

o   

Utilitarian,
moral rights, justice, and practical rules

o   

Utilitarian,
social contracts, virtue, and practical rules

o   

Relativism,
moral rights, justice, and social contracts rules

·        
5

What
is the primary role of a non-managerial employee?

o   

To
perform the day–to-day tasks assigned to them as directed

o   

To
assign resources and timelines to tasks

o   

To
hire, coach, discipline, and fire employees as appropriate

o   

To
evaluate the performance of other employees

·        
6

Laws
governing diversity endeavor to motivate employers to

o   

specify
the skills, qualifications, and experience people must possess to be hired for
government occupations

o   

consider
the skills, experience, and ability to do the job versus employee ethnicity,
religion, gender, age, and so forth

o   

help
promote their survival and increase the profitability of business enterprises

o   

govern
how a company should behave to further the public interest

·        
7

What
is a copyright?

o   

It
is a form of protection provided to the authors of books, videogames, poems,
and songs produced by authors, poets, software experts, and musicians.

o   

It
is a word, name, symbol, or device which is used in trade with goods to
indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of
others.

o   

It
is the grant of a property right that is issued to its inventor.

o   

It
is the creations of the mind including inventions, literary and artistic works,
and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

·        
8

Jones
(2007) describes a three-stage business plan used by managers. Which of the
following is one of the stages?

o   

Answering
questions about products from customers

o   

Calling
customers to sell products

o   

Assembling
raw materials into finished products

o   

Selecting
goals and targets for team members

·        
9

What
are the four elements of a SWOT analysis? 

o   

Strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

o   

Systems,
weaknesses, obstacles, and threats

o   

Systems,
weaknesses, opportunities, and targets

o   

Strengths,
weaknesses, obstacles, and targets

·        
10

A
detailed SWOT analysis would classify a poorly designed marketing
plan as a    

o   

strength

o   

threat

o   

weakness

o   

opportunity

·        
11

This
is the effect of unethical behavior on business commerce.

o   

Unethical
behavior becomes a social norm.

o   

Stakeholders
internalize the unethical values.

o   

Less
capital and wealth are created in society.

o   

Less
capital and wealth are accrued in the government sector.

·        
12

The
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) is
the government agency primarily responsible for

o   

how
the rights of consumers are protected in the marketplace

o   

how
companies determine the occupational requirements needed by employees to
protect the well-being of society

o   

how
companies recruit, promote, and retain people for employment

o   

how
companies protect their employees from harm while on the job

·        
13

When
an entrepreneur uses advancing technology to find a new way to make or supply a
product, the entrepreneur utilizes which of the following opportunities?

o   

Organizational

o   

Capitalistic

o   

Commercial

o   

Occupational

·        
14

A
detailed SWOT analysis would classify competition in the industry or
market as a    

o   

strength

o   

 threat

o   

weakness

o   

opportunity

·        
15

Which
example best describes an organizational opportunity?

o   

A
business sells their products to new customers.

o   

A
business creates new, more effective ways to increase profitability.

o   

Business
identifies and creates a new product.

o   

A
business launches and markets a 36-hour sale.

·        
16

Which
of the following people or groups supply a company with productive resources
and are affected by the way a company does business?

o   

Customers

o   

Stakeholders

o   

Employees

o   

Managers

·        
17

Which
of the following impact ethical practices in business at home and abroad?

o   

Societal
ethics, occupational ethics, legal ethics, and environmental ethics

o   

Legal
ethics, environmental ethics, individual ethics, and organizational ethics

o   

Societal
ethics, occupational ethics, individual ethics, and organizational ethics

o   

Cultural
ethics, occupational ethics, legal ethics, and organizational ethics

·        
18

When
is a business plan developed?

o   

Annually

o   

When
reporting profit and loss

o   

Shareholder
meetings discussing past performance

o   

When
proposing a new business venture

·        
19

Which
of the following best describes the employee “role”?

o   

The
set of guidelines that govern organizational behavior

o   

The
set of tasks a person is expected to perform

o   

The
nature of employment conditions, pay, and benefits

o   

The
experience and minimum skills required for a specific job

·        
20

The
utilitarian rule bases a business decision on which of the following?

o   

What
produces the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

o   

What
maintains and protects the fundamental rights and privileges of people.

o   

What
a manager has no hesitation to communicate to people outside the company,
because the typical person in a society would think the decision is acceptable.

o   

What
distributes benefits and harm among people in equitable and impartial manner.

·        
21

This
Act was passed by congress to protect air quality and motivate
companies to pollute less.

o   

Pollution
Prevention Act

o   

Energy
Policy Act

o   

Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

o   

Clean
Air Act

·        
22

What
is the definition of a business plan?

o   

An
outline of the way a company will use its resources to create products that
give it a competitive advantage

o   

A
summary of a company’s profit and loss for a specified period of time and its
plan for future growth

o   

A
highly-detailed, written statement that explains the purpose of creating a new
venture

o   

A
general overview explaining the purpose of creating a new venture

·        
23

Which
of the following best describes how an employee can increase his or her chances
of being promoted inside an organization?

o   

By
being routinely confrontational with other employees and questioning the status
quo

o   

By
being proactive and looking for new ways to improve his or her skills

o   

By
ensuring performance remains within the  boundaries of the job
expectations

o   

By
doing what he or she is asked to do and by meeting job requirements

·        
24

Who
has a claim on a company because they own shares?

o   

Employees

o   

Stockholders

o   

Customers

o   

Managers

·        
25

Which
law was enacted to force companies to more fully disclose their financial
results and to protect stockholders of the company? 

o   

Dodd-Frank
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

o   

Securities
Exchange Act

o   

Sarbanes-Oxley
Act

o   

Investment
Company Act

·        
26

What
is a difference between an employee and a manager? 

o   

Employees
hold each other accountable for success of the business

o   

Employees
are responsible for providing vision and leadership

o   

Employees
have decision making authority over the organization’s resources

o   

Employees
perform the many jobs to make, facilitate,  and sell a product

·        
27

A
detailed SWOT analysis would classify a well developed and informed business
model as a    

o   

 weakness

o   

threat

o   

opportunity

o   

strength

·        
28

Which two
types of laws have been enacted to promote a company’s continued existence
and profitability?

o   

Incorporation
and bankruptcy

o   

Occupational
health and safety

o   

Occupational
qualifications and diversity

o   

Business
and environmental stewards

·        
29

Which
ACT prohibits U.S. companies from paying bribes in order to win contracts
abroad?

o   

Securities
Exchange Act

o   

U.S.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

o   

Sarbanes-Oxley
Act

o   

Investment
Company Act

·        
30

Important
issues can arise concerning how and when payments are made to this group of
stakeholders?

o   

Employees

o   

Customers

o   

Suppliers
and distributors

o   

Stockholders

·        
31

Which
answer contains the three types of entrepreneurial activities?

o   

Financing,
selling, and purchasing

o   

Commercial,
occupational, and organizational

o   

Business,
sales, and training

o   

Evaluating,
monitoring, and selling

·        
32

Which
of the following best defines the entrepreneurship process?

o   

Using
IT to assemble materials into the final product

o   

Providing
both direct and indirect services to customers

o   

Exchanging
or selling services to other companies

o   

Acquiring
and combining resources to create goods or services for customers to buy.

·        
33

Anti-trust
legislation exists

o   

because
it is the government’s job to regulate business

o   

to
make it illegal for companies to conspire with one another to limit supply

o   

because
it is the express aim of the U.S. government to foster competition

o   

to
protect consumers from shortages

·        
34

There
are several advantages a company can gain over its competition by behaving in
an ethical way. The main advantage is   

o   

improved
reputation

o   

decreased
costs

o   

increased
sales

o   

employee
loyalty

·        
35

How
do managers help the company’s stakeholders?

o   

Assembling
materials into finished products

o   

Assisting
customers with their purchases

o   

Creating
profitable goods and services

o   

Providing
financing to grow the business

 

 

 

 

 

BUS 211
Week 3 Code of Ethics, Roles and Behaviors


Instructions

Resource: Ch. 3 & 5 of Introduction to Business

 Consider the fictional company you started in Week 2. What will be the roles of the
entrepreneurs, managers, and employees of your company? What will be the ethical
code of your company?

 Write a 500- to
700-word paper in which you do the following:

 Describe the roles of the entrepreneurs, managers, and employees of
your company. Describe its ethical code of conduct, including the rules and
principles your company will use in its decision making.


  • Provide a
    brief explanation of why you selected each rule and principle. How will
    your ethical code of conduct affect your business?

  • Examine any
    laws that may be relevant to the chosen rules and principles of your
    business. How do these laws differ from the business ethics you have
    established?

  • Explain the
    behaviors you would like to cultivate in your company.



 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 Click the Assignment
Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

BUS 211
Week 3 quiz


Instructions

 

 

Your answers :
31/31 (100%)

 

 1

Employees
quickly figure out and adopt the values and norms desired by their company.
What is this process called? 

o   

Organizational
socialization

o   

Rites
of integration

o   

Rites
of engagement

o   

Cultural
exchange

·        
2

Maslow’s
Need Theory is an hierarchal format that deals with ‘what’ is important to individuals. 
Which of the following hierarchy most accurately reflects Maslow’s hierarchy?

o   

Physiological,
security, esteem, self-actualization, belongingness

o   

Physiological,
security, belongingness, self-actualization, esteem

o   

Physiological,
security, belongingness, esteem, self-actualization

o   

Physiological,
security, esteem, belongingness, self-actualization

·        
3

The
Matrix Structure is a unique organizational structure that responds to rapid
changing situations. Which of the following is a component of this structural
design?

o   

Most
commonly used by non-high-tech companies

o   

R&D
specialists manage product teams.

o   

Employees
are grouped into cross-functional product teams.

o   

Managers
group people by product instead of function.

·        
4

Company
values are shared standards that employees use to

o   

evaluate
if they have helped the company achieve its goals

o   

govern
interactions with other employees

o   

measure
profitability and make needed corrections in performance

o   

evaluate
risks and drive innovation in their department

·        
5

A
company who desires to develop new or improved products would fit best with
what type of team?

o   

Cross-functional

o   

Virtual

o   

Top
management

o   

Functional

·        
6

What
form of business communication offers the lowest form of persuasive
communication?

o   

Face-to-face
meeting

o   

Telephone
conversation

o   

E-mail

o   

Written
letters and memos

·        
7

What
work attitude would a leader promote to influence his or her
worker?

o   

Quantity
and quality of work

o   

Level
of effort put into job

o   

Job
satisfaction

o   

Reliability
of performance

·        
8

According
to the goal-setting theory, job performance goals should  

o   

measure
the degree of effort

o   

align
to company culture

o   

be
broad and flexible

o   

be
specific and time bound

·        
9

Which
of the following best describes a company that has established a professional
culture?

o   

It
invests in employee development.

o   

It
maintains a professional setting.

o   

It
follows ethical business practices.

o   

It
promotes streamlined decision making.

·        
10

An
organizational performance is increased with employees working in teams
since

o   

managers
can more easily monitor the performance of their employees

o   

managers
can develop group norms that facilitate cooperation

o   

teams
facilitate the division of labor and specialization

o   

teams
facilitate goals and interests of different stakeholders that otherwise would
be incompatible

·        
11

What
is the definition of a team?

o   

Collection
of people working towards a common goal

o   

Employees
jointly responsible to meet a goal

o   

Employees
working towards their specific goals

o   

A
group who follows the same rules

·        
12

Businesses
often promote norms which are entrepreneurial or conservative in nature. Why?

o   

The
external environment influences corporate norms and must be controlled.

o   

Promoting
norms increases employee motivation.

o   

Companies
try to select norms which match their business model and culture.

o   

Promoting
norms allow the company to measure employee performance more efficiently.

·        
13

Which
of the following best describes sources of a company’s culture?

o   

Values
of the founder and ceremonies

o   

Employee
autonomy and creativity

o   

Communication
of strategic goals

o   

Values
of innovation and excellence

·        
14

Which
of the following could cause an individual to avoid performing a required job
task according to expectancy theory?

o   

Desire
for belongingness

o   

Low
levels of self-efficacy

o   

Unmet
physiological needs

o   

Goal
orientation at odds with task

·        
15

Which
of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is geared toward personal fulfillment?

o   

Self-actualization

o   

Esteem

o   

Belongingness

o   

Security

·        
16

What
does the amount of conflict in an organization signal?

o   

Managers
value conformity

o   

Performance
goals are not clear

o   

Openness
to new ideas

o   

Indecision
by top management

·        
17

Formal
events that recognize an employee or group that have benefited the company by
their works are

o   

rites
of passage

o   

rites
of enhancement

o   

rites
of engagement

o   

rites
of integration

·        
18

Organizational
design is best defined as

o   

the
values and norms employees share

o   

a
specific type of organizational structure and culture

o   

the
framework of task and authority

relationships

o   

the
coordination actions of employees and groups

·        
19

Being
goal oriented has shown to be paramount to a person’s success. Why?

o   

Goals
remove obstacles

o   

Focus
is on reaching the unattainable

o   

Motivated
persistency

o   

Goals
are constant reminders of abilities

·        
20

What
best describes the contingency approach, as it relates to organizational
design?

o   

Having
the ability to alter a plan

o   

Finding
ways to increase revenue

o   

Growing
the business model

o   

Creating
a cultural design

·        
21

What
form of business communication offers the highest form of persuasive
communication?

o   

Face-to-face
meeting

o   

Telephone
conversation

o   

E-mail

o   

Instant
messaging

·        
22

Managers
can cause organizational dysfunction by doing which of the following?

o   

Expressing
conflicting ideas

o   

Disagreeing
that change is needed

o   

Focusing
efforts on political battles

o   

Promoting
competition

·        
23

Which
of the five sources of a leader’s power would be demonstrated by a leader with
rightful authority to direct and control an employee’s activities?

o   

Coercive
power

o   

Reward
power

o   

Expert
power

o   

Legitimate
power

·        
24

Which
of the following in the best example of active listening?

o   

Paying
attention to the words being said and other signals

o   

Paying
attention as the sender voices ideas

o   

Knowing
the sender’s problem in advance

o   

Interaction
between the sender and receiver

·        
25

Employees
will most often be motivated to initially fulfill basic needs rather than
higher level needs. Which of the following satisfies a higher need? 

o   

Safe
working environment

o   

Bonuses
and fringe benefits

o   

Promotion
to senior position

o   

Job
stability and pay

·        
26

Companies
with a strong culture may hold meetings to announce the company’s
achievements. Which source of company culture would best describe
this activity?

o   

Rites
of excellence

o   

Rites
of enhancement

o   

Rites
of passage

o   

Rites
of integration

·        
27

Which
theory tries to explain the psychological factors underlying why an individual
selects a task and exerts effort in performing a task?

o   

Maslow’s
hierarchy of needs

o   

Expectancy
theory

o   

Equity
theory

o   

Goal-setting
theory

·        
28

What
are teams grouped by areas of expertise?

o   

Virtual

o   

Top
management

o   

Cross-functional

o   

Functional

·        
29

The
motivational theory that tries to determine how much work is needed for a
specific outcome is

o   

goal
setting

o   

expectancy

o   

MBO

o   

equity

·        
30

Which
of the following best describes how the values of the company’s founder
influence an organization?

o   

They
define rites of passage.

o   

They
promote entrepreneurial practices.

o   

They
outline rites of integration.

o   

They
establish cultural norms.

·        
31

What
best describes company norms?

o   

Standards
of excellence

o   

Organizationaldesign

o   

Informal
but powerful rules

o   

Ceremonies
and rites

 

 

 

 

BUS 211
Week 3 SWOT Analysis


Instructions

 

Resource: Your Week 3 collaborative learning team discussion and Ch. 3 of Introduction
to Business


 Complete the following with your learning team members. 


  • Research
    different examples of business plans found on the Internet. Choose one of
    them to use for this assignment.

  • Review the
    example of a SWOT analysis on p. 97 of the text.

  • Conduct a
    SWOT analysis of the sample business plan you selected with your team
    members. Use Appendix B as the template for your SWOT Analysis. 



Indiviually, write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining the business plan you selected.
Include a SWOT analysis highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,
and threats of the company you chose.

 Post Appendix B and
your paper as an attachment.

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 Click the Assignment
Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

BUS 211
Week 4 Motivation and Teams Case Study


Instructions

Resource: Your Week 4 learning team collaborative discussion
and Ch. 7 of Introduction to Business

Read the two case studies on pp. 233-236 of the text.

Discuss the following with your Learning team:


  • What
    motivation theories may be found in each case study?

  • Describe the
    theories found in each case study and cite specific examples.

  • What was
    each business owner's approach to creating high-performing teams within
    their company? What are common characteristics of high-performing groups
    and teams?



Summarize your discussion in a 200- to 300-word individual
response.

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

BUS 211 Week 4 Persuasive
Communication and the Job Fair Brochure


 

Instructions

Resources: Ch. 6 & 8 of Introduction
to Business


Continue to explore the
fictional company you created in Week 2.

You
have decided it is time to hire additional employees and would like to have a
job fair. It is your responsibility to persuade the organization that the job
fair will be beneficial.

Answer the
following in a 200- to 300-word response:

What
types of communication would be most effective in persuading the groups in your
organization--including trainers, employees, programmers, and managers--that
the job fair will be beneficial? Describe these communication types and explain
why they would be effective.

Now
that you have decided on the most effective method of communicating to your
organization, you have set up a booth at the local job fair to generate
interest in your new company and search for prospective employees.

Create a 1-page
brochure describing your company's structure, business model, and culture.
Describe how organizational culture has influenced your business.

Post your
persuasive communication response and brochure as an attachment.

Format your
brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the
Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

BUS 211
Week 4 quiz


Instructions

 

Your answers : 31/31 (100%)

·        
1

Which
is the process that aims at identifying company inefficiencies and then
determines where improvements are needed?

o   

Human
resource planning

o   

Workflow
analysis

o   

Job
specifications

o   

Job
analysis

·        
2

Which
component of the HRM system strives to ensure equity and fairness in dealing
with employee issues and concerns?

o   

Recruitment
and selection

o   

Labor
relations

o   

Performance
appraisal and feedback

o   

Pay
and benefits

·        
3

According
to Jones (2007), the semi-finished goods and services that go through a
company’s production process are called

o   

distribution

o   

conversion

o   

inputs

o   

work-in-process

·        
4

Which
of the following is a form of information that is constantly updated to make
sure that decisions can be as up-to-date as possible?

o   

Real-time

o   

Reliable

o   

Relevant

o   

Complete

·        
5

Some
examples of elements in the operations stage of the operations and material
management process include

o   

raw
materials and components

o   

skills
and machines

o   

goods
and services

o   

labor
and customers

·        
6

Which
of the following describes managers’ ability to use the collection and analysis
of data to gain information about various tasks and operations to increase the
efficiency of a particular function?

o   

Superior
productivity

o   

Superior
innovation

o   

Superior
quality

o   

Superior
information

·        
7

The
combination of which two factors gives people the ability to better react to
the economic environment in which they function?

o   

Facts
and numbers

o   

Data
and technology

o   

Hardware
and software

o   

Knowledge
and learning

·        
8

Which
of the following best describes the result of information overload?

o   

Data
is missing which makes information difficult to understand.

o   

Vast
amounts of information make it difficult to determine what is useful.

o   

Excess
data causes systems to fail.

o   

Large
amounts of real-time data make it difficult to collect.

·        
9

Which
of the following is one of the four major sources of competitive advantages
provided by information technology?

o   

Rapid
development

o   

Superior
innovation

o   

Cutting
edge communication

o   

Artificial
intelligence

·        
10

The
operating system that combines both the benefits of customized products and low
cost production is called 

o   

standardized
production

o   

mass
production

o   

flexible
production

o   

small-batch
production

·        
11

Information
technology improves customer responsiveness by

o   

giving
middle managers the ability to collect and process more data

o   

tracking
people’s likes, dislikes, and buying habits

o   

tracking
changes to products and systems

o   

allowing
the organization to identify issues in products or process

·        
12

In
the 1990’s, the Windows operating system, created by Microsoft, was installed
in 90% of the world’s PCs. This kind of penetration in the personal computer
business made Windows the

o   

world’s
largest software system

o   

industry
standard

o   

leader
in the networking software

o   

best-of-breed
solution

·        
13

The
aim of this process is to align human resources recruitment and retention with
future organizational goals. 

o   

Human
resource planning

o   

Job
specification

o   

Job
analysis

o   

Job
screening

·        
14

Which
of the following is a key benefit of mass production operating systems?

o   

A
wide range of customized products

o   

Unique
one-of-a-kind products

o   

Lower
operating costs

o   

Flexible
employees and work teams

·        
15

Which
of the following best describes information learned from a Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)?

o   

the
different types of employees’ job activities

o   

specific
sales strategies and daily targets

o   

pool
of potential applicants for each position

o   

occupational
safety and health concerns at work

·        
16

For
what purpose do businesses consider establishing maquiladoras?

o   

Reduce
labor costs.

o   

Reduce
raw materials costs.

o   

Reduce
inventory costs.

o   

Reduce
distribution costs.

·        
17

According
to Jones (2007), the hardware and software components of a company’s existing
IT systems are called its

o   

mainframes

o   

legacy
systems

o   

microprocessors

o   

network
computers

·        
18

One
major result of organizational learning is

o   

increased
work load

o   

increased
profitability

o   

increased
information

o   

increased
expenses

·        
19

Which
best describes e-commerce?

o   

Trade
that is transacted electronically

o   

Same
industry commerce

o   

Systems
used for exchange

o   

Commerce
between wholesalers and retailers

·        
20

Which
component of the HRM system provides employees with information about their
performance relative to job expectations?

o   

Performance
appraisal and feedback

o   

Labor
relations

o   

Training
and development

o   

Recruitment
and selection

·        
21

According
to Jones (2007), which type of operating system is designed to make unique or
custom-made products?

o   

Materials
management production

o   

Flexible
production

o   

Mass
production

o   

Small-batch
production

·        
22

Which
of the following is software developed for business within the same
industry to conduct trading?

o   

Open
source exchange

o   

B2B
marketplace

o   

Business
exchange center

o   

Networking
protocol

·        
23

Of
the three stages in operation and materials management, which stage comes
first?

o   

Production

o   

Output

o   

Operations

o   

Input

·        
24

Which
of the following best explains how information technology improves innovation
in a company?

o   

Tracking
changes in financing related to product development

o   

Allowing
the organization to identify new audiences for an existing product

o   

Providing
up-to-date information on changes to products and systems

o   

Giving
customers ability to purchase products more easily

·        
25

Which
of the following is the correct order of the operations and material management
process?

o   

Operations,
output, and input

o   

Operations,
input, and output

o   

Output,
operations, and input

o   

Input,
operations, and output

·        
26

Which
best describes B2B commerce?

o   

Commerce
between wholesalers and retailers

o   

Trade
that is transacted electronically

o   

Same
industry commerce

o   

Trade
that takes place between companies

·        
27

Which
component of the HRM system provides employees with the knowledge and skills
necessary to perform their job?

o   

Performance
appraisal and feedback

o   

Recruitment
and selection

o   

Training
and development

o   

Labor
relations

·        
28

What
is the major advantage of broadband technology?

o   

Quick
transmission of very large amounts of information

o   

Connection
of databases of different institutions

o   

Transfer
of data between networks over the Internet

o   

Creation
of an area network that links PCs to a central server

·        
29

Which
of the following costs is associated with a firm’s operations and materials
management function?

o   

The
cost of the machinery, computers, tools, buildings, and equipment

o   

The
cost of work-in-process goods, semifinished products moving through the
production process

o   

The
cost of employee wages, including benefits

o   

The
stock value of finished products a company holds in inventory

·        
30

In
the history of modern computers, which of the following came first?

o   

The
World Wide Web

o   

Microprocessors

o   

Mainframe
computers

o   

PCs

·        
31

According
to Jones (2007), what attributes should information provided to managers have
to be useful to the organization?

o   

Complete,
accurate, relevant, and timely

o   

Complete,
efficient, effective, relevant

o   

Clear,
quality, engaging, and responsive

o   

Superior,
relevant, timely, and innovative

 

 

 

 

BUS 211 Week 5 Business
Portfolio Presentation and Paper


Instructions

Resource: Appendix A

Review the assignments you completed throughout the course.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the fictional
business you created.

Include information on the following topics:


  • Business
    organization

  • Potential
    legal or ethical issues

  • Business
    culture

  • Types of
    motivation

  • Technology

  • The
    operations of the five areas of human resource management in your
    fictional company

  • The effects
    and costs of operations and materials management on your fictional company



Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation supporting the information included in your
final paper. You may use text, charts, tables, and visuals to detail the
different areas of business found within your company.

Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA-formatted
reference slide.

Post your final paper along with your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation as attachments.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the
Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


 

 

 

BUS 211 Week 5 IT
Applications Hardware and Software Components


Instructions

Resource: Your Week 5 collaborative learning team discussion and Ch. 9 of
Introduction to Business

 Discuss with your assigned team members the following IT applications, hardware,
and software components and how they affect your everyday life at home and at
work.


  • Transaction
    processing systems

  • Knowledge
    management systems

  • Expert
    system and artificial intelligence

  • Enterprise
    resource planning systems

  • E-commerce
    systems

  • Legacy
    systems

  • Mainframe
    computers

  • Microprocessors

  • PCs

  • Network
    computers

  • World Wide
    Web and the Internet

  • Wired and
    wireless broadband technology

  • PC software

  • Networking
    software

  • Computer
    security software



 

Individually complete the table in Appendix C by describing the uses of the IT applications and
hardware and listed software components.

 Post Appendix C as an
attachment.

 Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

BUS 211 Week 5
quiz


Instructions

 

Your answers :
7/7 (100%)

 

 1

Which
component of the HRM system determines who is the best fit for the
organization’s specific job requirements?

o   

Performance
appraisal and feedback

o   

Recruitment
and selection

o   

Labor
relations

o   

Pay
and benefits

·        
2

What
leadership approach would a leader take if they were to combine
a concern for the well-being of the employee with an approachable demeanor
and attitude? 

o   

Direct
approach

o   

Supportive
approach

o   

Achievement-oriented
approach

o   

Participative
approach

·        
3

A
three stage business plan is used by managers. Which of the following is one of
the stages?

o   

Assembling
raw materials into finished products

o   

Answering
questions about products from customers

o   

Selecting
goals and targets for team members

o   

Calling
customers to sell products

·        
4

When
looking at a demand curve for a particular product. The slope falls downward
from left to right. This slope shows which of the following:

o   

As
price increases, quality increases.

o   

As
price decreases, quantity increases.

o   

As
quantity decreases, price decreases.

o   

As
price decreases, quality increases.

·        
5

Marketing,
operations, sales distribution, and customer service support are included in
what functions of a business?

o   

Tertiary
function

o   

Secondary
value function

o   

Primary
value function

o   

Complimentary
function

·        
6

A
detailed SWOT analysis would classify competition in the industry or
market as a

o   

strength

o   

weakness

o   

opportunity

o   

threat

·        
7

What
term best describes the buyers and sellers available for a particular product?

o   

Supply

o   

Market

o   

Demand

o   

Company

 
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