cost–volume analysis

Some people would say that Oliver Munday, Hard Rock’s vice president for cafe development, has the best job in the world. Travel the world to pick a country for Hard Rock’s next cafe, select a city, and find the ideal site. It’s true that selecting a site involves lots of incognito walking around, visiting nice restaurants, and drinking in bars. But that is not where Mr. Munday’s work begins, nor where it ends. At the front end, selecting the country and city first involves a great deal of research. At the back end, Munday not only picks the final site and negotiates the deal but then works with architects and planners and stays with the project through the opening and first year’s sales.

Munday is currently looking heavily into global expansion in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. “We’ve got to look at political risk, currency, and social norms—how does our brand fit into the country,” he says. Once the country is selected, Munday focuses on the region and city. His research checklist is extensive, as seen in the accompanying table.

Site location now tends to focus on the tremendous resurgence of “city centers,” where nightlife tends to concentrate. That’s what Munday selected in Moscow and Bogota, although in both locations he chose to find a local partner and franchise the operation. In these two political environments, “Hard Rock wouldn’t dream of operating by ourselves,” says Munday. The location decision also is at least a 10- to 15-year commitment by Hard Rock, which employs tools such as locational cost–volume analysis to help decide whether to purchase land and build, or to remodel an existing facility.

Currently, Munday is considering four European cities for Hard Rock’s next expansion. Although he could not provide the names, for competitive reasons, the following is known:



A. Demographics 70 70 60 90 20

B. Visitor market 80 60 90 75 20

C. Transportation 100 50 75 90 20

D. Restaurants/nightclubs 80 90 65 65 10

E. Low political risk 90 60 50 70 10

F. Real estate market 65 75 85 70 10

G. Comparable market analysis 70 60 65 80 10

Case Study Questions

  1. From Munday’s Standard Market Research checklist, select any other four categories, such as population (A1), hotels (B2), or restaurants/nightclub (D), and provide three subcategories that should be evaluated. (See item C1 [airport] for a guide.)
  2. Why does Hard Rock put such serious effort into its location analysis?
  3. Under what conditions do you think Hard Rock prefers to franchise a café?

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

  • Introduction
  • Problem identification
  • Analysis (pros and cons)
  • Solution choice and rationale
  • Conclusion

importance of risk management and quality

The importance of risk management and quality programs is paramount in the health care organization. Describe the role of the risk manager in a health care setting. Explain how risk and quality managers work together to mitigate risk in a health care organization.

The use of 2 scholarly sources (e.g., textbook or article from the CEC Library) is required

Assignment: Case Analysis—Google In China

Module Overview:

Fundamental to understanding global business is knowledge of the types of economic systems in which countries operate. Economies can be quickly and easily characterized into three main types: communism, socialism or capitalism which are also referred to as centrally planned, mixed, and free market economies. The primary differences among these types of economies are in the behaviors and attitudes towards ownership of property and the planning techniques employed by the government. In a centrally planned economy, the government owns most or all of the resources of production and plans the production of consumer and other products goods and services. In a free market economy, the ownership of resources is in the hands of private individuals or organizations, taking forms such as partnerships or corporations. The choice of production of goods and services in this system is determined through market forces, that is, the interaction between price, demand, and supply.

Module Readings and Assignment:

Complete the following readings early in the module:

•Module online lectures

•From the textbook, International business: The challenges of globalization, 8th, please read the following:

◦Emerging Markets & Development

◦International Trade Theory

Assignment Instructions:

Assignment: Case Analysis—Google in China

By Monday July 16, 2018. turned-in on time, Grading criteria followed All assignment qualifications addressed correctly, Grading Criteria followed, Include Question followed by the answer  Reference Page Included Cover page Included, Paragraphs  Indented,  Running-head included, main heading should be centered; all  new  paragraphs should be indented;  paper should be right ragged,   not right justified; references,  should always go on a standalone  page. abstracts are not usually indented; acronyms should be spelled out when using them  for  the first time, for example HR. references as listed are APA  standard.   When you  submit your papers through, your overall  similarity  index  score should not be exceedingly high, with   ten to  fifteen percent  being  the maximum,  Please make sure your APA  formatting of citations. I have provided the  APA resource cite for you., Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years,  keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence   paragraphs.   Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Governments play an important role in business decisions and business operations. The case study in this assignment provides a fascinating view of the business environment in China.

Read the following case study: •Google in China: Finding Creative Solutions to Cultural Differences

Analyze the case. In a 3- to 4-page case analysis, address the following questions:

•What is the basic situation described in the case? Summarize the Google experience.

•There are many cultural differences between the US and China, one highlighted in the paper is on censorship. Discuss the meaning of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about internet censorship in China.

•What do you see as potential issues with the Chinese policy of censorship when it comes to access of information?

•Hofstede’s cultural dimensions model present an interesting way to evaluate the cultural differences between societies. Using the information in the article and Chapter 2 of your text discuss how use of such a tool would be of benefit to business, especially in a country such as China.

•Google’s philosophy of “do no evil” seems to be greatly challenged by the Chinese policy of censorship. Present an argument either for or against Google’s chosen course of action.

Assignment Grading Criteria & Maximum Points:


Case analysis:   

Described the basic situation presented in the case. Summarized the Google experience.  32pts.

Discussed the meaning of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about internet censorship in China.  28pts.

Explained potential issues with the Chinese policy of censorship when it comes to access of information?  20pts.

Disussed how use of such a tool would be of benefit to business, especially in a country such as China.  40pts.

Presented an argument either for or against Google’s chosen course of action.  40pts.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 40pts.


Total:  200pts.


250-300 words per DQ


As a member of management, you will need to make decisions on issues in which you have limited or no knowledge. How do you determine if their judgment is reliable? What are their underlying reasons for their decisions? What is your thought process when considering if you should own or lease ____.  Who is supplying you with the data? Who is providing alternatives? How did you validate this? How do you make that multi-million dollar decision?

Reference:  Gerald Glandon, Detlev Smaltz, and Donna Slovensky. (2013). Information Systems for Healthcare Management, Eighth Edition. Health Administration Press.

Chapter 6.



What is the objective of a web site? What appeals to you about a web site and how is this different from a web-based application? Where do you see web systems for health care going in the next five years? What has your organization done to get ready for this? Find the website of a clinic, physician, or hospital and share the URL. Explain why you believe this is representative of a good website. What makes it “good”? What is appealing about it? What does it tell you about the organization it represents? How easy is it to navigate? Would it be easy for novice computer/web users to navigate?

Reference:  A.N. (2014, June 5). U.S. News & World Report. Healthcare Harnesses Social Media.Retrieved December 10, 2016


What is the basis of good social media in healthcare? What are the desires of patients and healthcare systems and the use of social media? Discuss the pros and cons of social media and privacy.

Reference:  A.N. (2014, June 5). U.S. News & World Report. Healthcare Harnesses Social Media.Retrieved December 10, 2016


Microsoft’s Health Vault has been a complete failure in the personal health record space. Other major vendors like Google have developed tools for personal health records however, none of them have caught on. Why is there no completely successful EHR/EMR system?

-What are the criteria for a successful EHR/EMR system?

-Why must the focus change from EHRs to e-care?

-What is involved in e-care and how can it contribute to the dramatic changes needed in healthcare?

-What else is needed in the personal health record space?

Reference:  Gerald Glandon, Detlev Smaltz, and Donna Slovensky. (2013). Information Systems for Healthcare Management, Eighth Edition. Health Administration Press.

Chapters 9 and 10.

management play

 500 words. What role does management play in globalized world. 

We learn in this module about how managers address the needs of an increasingly diverse workplace. Considering the demographic trends of the United States and the global workforce, apply the most important principles of management to the context of diversity and its ethical implications in the workforce. List those principles, in order of importance, according to the knowledge you have gained through the readings this week and your personal experiences.

Provide one example from popular media (newspaper, radio, television, internet, podcast, etc.) and one from your own experience to illustrate your points.

  • Chapters      3 & 7 in Fundamentals of Management


Management Theories And The Workplace

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to increase learners’ comprehension of management roles, viewpoints, and theories.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Ch. 2 of Management: A Practical Introduction, sample management theory table.

Select three theories from the textbook.

Summarize the theory and viewpoint(s) in a table. Please use the sample management theory table provided.

Develop a 1,050-word report including the following:

  • Briefly discuss an overview of management.
  • Include the roles managers play.
  • Examine the development of management theories, including how these theories reflected the changing business environment.
  • Compare and contrast the three management theories you included in your management theory table.
  • Evaluate which of the three management theories works best for your work environment or an organization with which you are familiar.
  • Include in-text citations and at least one reference.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Discussion: Art of Science of Supply Chain Management 

We have discussed the art and science of Supply Chain Management throughout the course. Consider the need for professional development as a Supply Chain Manager. It is important to know what is available to develop professional growth and opportunities.

Visit the following sites and look through the programs and certifications available


The Institute for Supply Chain Management:

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals:

The American Society for Quality:

Project Management Institute:

NASBITE International:

After visiting and researching the available resources, respond to the following:

What types of material are available for you as a Supply Chain Professional?

What types of certification programs are available?

How do you plan on using this newly gained knowledge to grow personally and professionally within the industry?

Did any of the sites surprise you on what is available to you?

Respond to the questions above and develop a plan on how you plan to achieve success with this newly gained knowledge.

Initial response to the discussion questions must be 250–350 words in length

Use APA format for any quotations or citations you use to support your answers

Initial responses must have at least two sources – one source must be a peer-reviewed journal article; the other source can be from a trade journal or other source of your choosing