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ECO 550 Uncertainty and Managing Incentives Case Study
US Purchasing Power and Manufacturing Industries Abroad Discussion
I’m working on an economics multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Go to The Economist website and search for the Big Mac Index for a recent time period. Compare the Purchasing Power of the United States with another country. Try to choose a country with which you are not very familiar. What does this parity say about the potential standard of living in the country you chose? What does it say about the potential wage level?
Over several decades, some industries, such as textile and clothing, which were once a significant part of the U.S. economy, have shifted manufacturing abroad. Using the idea of opportunity cost, provide an explanation of the reasoning behind this shift. How has this shift affected economic well-being locally? How do the gains compare to the losses?
ECO 550 Uncertainty and Managing Incentives Case Study
CASE STUDY 2: Case Analysis of Risk, Uncertainty and Managing Incentives
Select a company of your choice, any company but Southwest Airlines, and write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Evaluate a company’s recent (within the last year) actions dealing with risk and uncertainty.
Offer advice for improving risk management.
For the company, you selected examine an adverse selection problem and recommend how it should minimize its negative impact on transactions.
For the company, you selected to determine the ways in which it is dealing with the moral hazard problem and suggest best practices used in the industry to deal with it.
For the company, you selected to identify a principal-agent problem and evaluate the tools it uses to align incentives and improve profitability.
For the company, you selected to examine the organizational structure and suggests ways it can be changed to improve the overall profitability.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment.
Note: One of your references regarding your research should have been published within the last 6 months.
Note: Wikipedia and Investopedia do not qualify as an academic resource.
Name: 3X-Week 9, Case Study 2: Cases Analysis of Risk, Uncertainty and Managing Incentives
Picking a Firm for Your Final Assignment
Now the first step to doing well on the case study is your choice of a firm that is/has faced a challenge in the last six months. You want to pick a firm in which you are really interested or a firm facing a challenge in which you are particularly interested. Make this something you want to understand. So, I know it can be hard to think about picking. Here are some things to consider.
First, one category to think about could be a challenge arising from dealing with regulators. Examples, the T-Mobile-Sprint merger has been cleared by DOJ. After protected long struggle to get past the charges of potential monopoly are they ready for the merger? Another example of facing up to regulatory challenges are Jul./Altria who must deliver to the FDA by May 12th evidence that their product is safe. Moreover, it must provide evidence public benefits in helping people reduce dependency on cigarettes. But the biggest challenge may be can they also demonstrate that they can deter use by that underage.
A second category are companies facing the challenge of a new CEO. Succession transitions can be very messy. Heineken’s new CEO has a hard act to follow. Outgoing CEO François von Boxer generated high rates of annual sales, 5.6% per WSJ “CEO Succession at Heineken’s: CEO Need Strong Head for Mixing Drinks”, and grew the company portfolio 170 brand to 300 by expanding Heineken’s past it strong market base in Europe. But growth in world sale of beer is declining, so it may be a hard act to follow. Other new CEOs include Alphabet gets new CEO who will refocus on Ads and United Airlines new CEO will have to take on both new labor talks and the fact that United has a large fleet of 737 MAXs
Then there is a new CEO at Boeing, but with continue fall out over short cuts taken in gaining initial approval for the MAX 737 the question remains, can Boeing turn the corner on re-gaining approvals for the MAX and then can they re-gain the confidence of buyers? There are multiple pressures on Boeing, with MXA production still suspended and orders for future production gone, can they recover? What is the impact on the Boeing supply chain as suppliers find they can’t manager prolonged suspension in production? Finally, in the latest twist the Boeing Board adds two new members. Is this a move to help support to new CEO or is the board searching for a radical change in management?
Now we come to GE. GE has shed thousands of jobs as it seeks to get out of some businesses in order to focus on its strongest places in the market. One of those strengths has been airplane technologies. It has been a supplier to Boeing, but GE also his ties to Airbus. Will the fall off in it business with Boeing be offset by the rising sales and production of Airbus?
There are two other great stories both of which are connected to discussions we will be having. In week 9 we will look at the question of what went wrong at Wells Fargo and the massive fraud of creating accounts for customers who never agreed to owning those accounts. Wells Fargo is now on it third new CEO since the incident. They have just announced a $3 billion settlement with the Justice Department and the SEC, but the long battle back is not over. Among other things the cost of settlements has drain resources that would otherwise have gone to new investments. AND the settlement with the Justice Department is about the past. Wells Fargo still has not obtained a clean bill of health from the Federal Reserve (FED) over continuing questions about poor corporate governance and it is barred from some growth opportunities until it demonstrates to the FED that is has establish adequate governance. It is still a long road if this iconic business is to be saved.
The second story is connected to the discussion in week 10 about HP. HP once the mightiest of high-tech companies hope to fend off a hostile takeover by Xerox. For now, HP is proposing to buy back massive amounts of stock to boost stock prices and raise the ROI for stockholders. Can they do it? There are lots of doubters.
Make this project something personal. Test you growing skills by taking a deep dive into current issue or challenge.
See you in the discussion.