dq 1 Exercise 1-9) Zoya Arbiser, regional manager of Gold Medal Sports Shops, is reviewing the results of 15 stores in her region. Store managers are moved annually. Each store manager’s income is very dependent on the direct contribution margin of that store. For the past year, Store 9 has been managed by a person who has operated several other profitable stores in recent years and is about to be promoted to a larger store. Zoya notices several items that bother her.
Store 9 has almost no personnel training expenses relative to other stores. Store 9 has stopped participating in numerous community events that gave the store significant visibility but did incur substantial expenses. Store 6, where this store manager worked the prior year, has had a severe drop in profits due to higher operating expenses. The advertising budget was spent almost entirely in the first four months of the year, with almost nothing spent in the last several months.
Discuss a possible negative managerial scenario that the regional manager may be sensing. Might the manager of Store 9 be an exceptional manager? What are the ethical implications of the scenario? What is the regional managers ethical responsibility in this scenario? Explain and support your position with evidence from the text. Your initial post should be 200 to 250 words.
dq2 (a) In a recent speech, controller Judy Koch said, “I rarely see a real variable cost or a truly fixed cost.” What did she mean?
(Chapter 1 Discussion Question 9(a)) Controller, Judy Koch, in a recent speech said, “I rarely see a real variable cost or a truly fixed cost.” What did she mean? Include in your response an explanation of the difference in behavior of variable and fixed cost, including an example to illustrate your explanation. Your initial post should be 200 to 250 words.
Assignment Complete: Case 2B (Mendel Paper Company).
In this case, you are provided information regarding selling prices and costs of several products offered by Mendel Paper Company. In addition, management has concerns about sales mix and rising costs. Address the questions (1-5) at the end of the case. Based on the case questions, you are required to provide a three to five double-spaced written report addressing managements concerns. The written report should be properly formatted according to APA guidelines and demonstrate research and critical thinking skills. Conclusions and recommendations should be supported by at least 2 scholarly sources from the Ashford Library or other external sources, excluding the textbook.
For Questions 1 through 4, you will need to complete several calculations be sure to label and clearly identify your work to demonstrate your understanding of the concept even if you arrive at the incorrect answer. The calculations should be included as part of your analysis and written report required for submission.
For Question 5, fully address managements concerns as part of your written analysis using the new or the previous calculations to support your recommendation/explanation. As part of your written analysis, include how management might use these calculations to make decisions. The written analysis should be supported by at least 2 scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.
Week 1 Written Assignment should:
Demonstrate graduate level work including appropriate research and critical thinking skills. Be presented as a written analysis (not a question/answer format) Incorporate case questions into the overall analysis. Follow APA formatting guidelines including title page, reference page and in-text citations Consists of three to five double-spaced pages of content Provide at least 2 scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.