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Using the regression results and the other computations from Assignment 1




Question;Assignment 2: Operations Decision;Due Week 6 and worth 300 points;Using the regression results and the other computations from;Assignment 1, determine the market structure in which the low-calorie food;company operates.;Use the Internet to research two (2) of the leading;competitors in the low-calorie microwavable food industry, and take note of;their pricing strategies, profitability, and their relationships within the;industry (worldwide).;Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you;1.Outline a plan that will assess the effectiveness of the;market structure for the company?s operations.;2.Suppose the business operations have now changed from the;market structure specified in the scenario. Determine two (2) likely factors;that might have caused the change. Predict the primary manner in which this;change would likely impact business operations in the new market environment.;3.Analyze the major short-run and long-run production and;cost functions for the low-calorie microwaveable food company. Suggest;substantive ways in which the low-calorie food company may use this information;in order to make decisions in both the short-run and the long-run.;4.Determine the possible circumstances under which the;company should discontinue operations. Suggest key actions that management;should take in order to confront these circumstances. Provide a rationale for;your response.;5.Suggest one (1) pricing policy that will enable your;low-calorie microwavable food company to maximize profits. Provide a rationale;for your suggestion.;6.Outline a plan, based on the information provided in the;scenario, that the company could use in order to evaluate its financial;performance. Consider all the key drivers of performance, such as company;profit or loss for both the short term and long term, and the fundamental;manner in which each factor influences managerial decisions.;7.Recommend two (2) actions that the company could take in;order to improve its profitability and deliver more value to its stakeholders.;Outline, in brief, a plan to implement your recommendations.;8.Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this;assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;?Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size;12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow;APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional;instructions.;?Include a cover page containing the title of the;assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the;date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required;assignment page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this;assignment are;?Analyze short-run and long-run production and cost;functions.;?Apply macroeconomic concepts to changes in global and national;economies and how they affect economic growth, inflation, interest rates, and;wage rates.;?Evaluate the profit-maximizing price and output level for;given operating costs for monopolies and firms in competitive industries.;?Use technology and information resources to research issues;in managerial economics and globalization.;?Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and;globalization using proper writing mechanics.


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