Question;ECO 550 Assignment 1 Making Decisions Based on Demand and Forecasting;ECO 550 ? Assignment #1Assignment 1: Making Decisions Based on Demand and ForecastingDomino?s Pizza is considering entering the marketplace in your;community. Conduct research about the demographics of your community, for;example the population size and average income per household and other;independent variables, such as price of pizza and price of soda, for this;assignment. By conducting a demand analysis and forecast for pizza, you will be;able to make a decision whether Domino?s should establish a presence in your;community.;1. Report the demographic and independent variables that are relevant to;complete a demand analysis providing a rationale for the selection of the;variables.;2. Using Excel or other calculation software, input the data you collected in;criterion one to calculate an estimated regression. Then, from the calculation;provided, interpret the coefficient of determination, indicating how it will;influence your decision to open the pizza business. Explain any additional;variables that may improve the coefficient of determination.;3. Test the statistical significance of the variables and the regression;equation, indicating how it will impact your decision to open the pizza;business.;4. Forecast the demand for pizza in your community for the next four (4) months;using the regression equation, including the assumptions that were used to;create the demand. Justify the assumptions made related to the forecast.;5. Based on the forecasting demand, determine whether Dominos should establish;a restaurant in your community. Provide a rationale and support for the;decision.;6. Cite at least two (2) different government sources for the demographic;information you collected.;ECO 550 Assignment 2 Operations Decision;Assignment 2 "Operations Decision;Assume you have been hired as a managing consultant by a company to offer some;advice that will help it make a decision as to whether it should shut down;completely or continue its operations. It currently uses 100 workers to produce;6,000 units of output per month (working 20 days / month). The daily wage (per;worker) is $70, and the price of the firm's output is $32. The cost of other;variable inputs is $2,000 per day. You are told that the firm's fixed cost is;?high enough? so that the firm's total costs exceed its total revenue. The;marginal cost of the last unit is $30. (Ch 7 & 8 to solve);This assignment allows you to determine the specific details about this;fictitious company in order to conduct an environmental scan of this;company.;Write a three to four (4-5) page paper in which you;Briefly describe the details of the fictitious business;that you created for this assignment. Assess the current environmental scan;factors that are relevant to the decision making process. Determine the factors;that will have the greatest impact on plant operations and management?s;decision to continue or discontinue operations. Provide a rationale for your;determination. Evaluate the financial performance of the company using the;information provided in the scenario. Consider all the key drivers of;performance, such as company profit or loss for both the short term and long;term and how each factor influences managerial decisions. Be sure to show the;calculations that helped you reach your conclusions. Recommend how the;company can improve its profitability to deliver more value to its stakeholders.;Then, develop a brief plan to implement the recommendations. Assess the;circumstances in which the company should discontinue operations and how;management should react when confronted with these circumstances. Provide a;rationale with your response. Use at least (4) high-quality academic;resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify;as academic resources.;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.;ECO 550;Assignment 3 Market Model Patterns of Change;Assignment 3 "Market Model Patterns of;Change;Choose and research a specific business that is publicly traded where there has;been a pattern of change in a particular market model (monopoly, oligopoly;etc.).;Write a five (5) page paper in which you;Describe the business and explain the general pattern of;change of the particular market model indicating how this change is likely to;impact business operations. Hypothesize the basic short-run and long-run;behaviors of the model in the business you have chosen in a ?market economy.?;Provide support for your assumptions and conclusions. Researching the company;collect costs, revenue data, other data from the business or that you deem;relevant. Explain how you would modify the data in order to make it relevant to;decisions a manager must make. Explain the major factors that affect the;degree of competitiveness in your business. Use the data to develop at least;three (3) measures (e.g., productivity measures) to show how the industry is;evolving. Provide evidence supporting your rationale. Research two of the;business? closest competitors to determine the pricing strategy for each;business indicating how knowledge of this information may influence pricing;decisions in your business. Provide support for your rationale. Recommend;a pricing policy for the business you chose. Assess how your pricing policy;maximizes profits for the business. Provide support for your rationale. Use at;least Four(4) high-quality academic resources in this assignment. Note;Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.;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.;ECO 550;Assignment 4 Long-Term Investment Decisions;Assignment 4: Long-Term Investment Decisions;Assume that the industry you wrote about in Assignment 3;wants to expand and has to make some longterm capital budgeting decisions. Now;the industry is confronted with government regulations to oversee the;merger.;Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you;1. Explain why government regulation is or is not needed;citing the major reasons for government;involvement in a market economy. Provide support for your;explanation.;2. Justify the rationale for the intervention of;government in the market process in the U.S.;3. Assume that the company?s is considering a merger. The;possible merger currently faces some;threats and that the industry decides on self-expansion;as an alternative strategy, describe the;additional complexities that would arise under this new;scenario of expansion via capital projects.;4. Analyze how the different forces will come together to;create a convergence between the;interests of stockholders and managers indicating the;most likely impact to profitability. Provide;support for your response.;5. Use at least three (3) high-quality academic resources;in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and;other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.;Assume that the industry you wrote about in Assignment 3;wants to expand and has to make some longterm capital budgeting decisions. Now;the industry is confronted with government regulations to oversee the;merger.
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