Term 4 Week 6 Discussions
Week 6 Discussion Forum (MKT6920 Marketing Management)
Select an omnichannel retailer and discuss why you think they are successful.
Please note that Wikipedia and Investopedia are not acceptable sources as they are considered non-academic.
Week 6 Discussion Forum (MGT5430 Organizational Behavior)
- Describe the six basic dimensions of organizational design.
- Explain the three levels of organizational culture. How can each level of culture be measured?
Unit 6 Discussion Board (ACC325 Forensics Accounting)
Anna and Jorge Peleo are in the middle of a bitter divorce. Anna’s attorney called Sam Blakely, a forensic accountant, because he suspected that Jorge was hiding assets from the divorce. Anna claimed that Jorge secretly owned a beach condominium on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. He had frequently traveled there on business trips, and about a year ago, she received a mysterious call from a woman living in Costa Rica. The woman claimed that she was Jorge’s ex-girlfriend and that he had bought a condo for her to live in. The caller seemed very angry because Jorge had left her for another woman and had thrown her out of the condo.
The alleged ex-girlfriend left only her first name (Nora). She did mention the city where the condo was located, but it was a long Spanish name that Anna could not recall.
Anna’s attorney deposed Jorge and asked him many questions about the girlfriend and the condo. Jorge claimed it was all crazy talk, and he completely denied any knowledge of a condominium or girlfriend.
During the 20 years of marriage, Jorge worked as the vice president of marketing for a large machine parts company. Anna knew only that he was very highly paid, but she had never worked or paid much attention to their finances. Now she feels she is completely at his mercy in the divorce.
- Explain how you think Sam Blakely would proceed with his investigation.
- Assuming that there is a secret condo in Costa Rica, what do you think Sam’s chances are of discovering it?
Unit 6 DB: Systems Analysis (ACC430 Accounting Information Systems)
See Chapter 13 Problem 3 Systems Analysis – Whose position do you sympathize with the most? What method would you propose they take? You must create your own initial thread in order to view other threads in the discussion board.
Chapter 13 Problem 3 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Consider the following dialogue between a systems professional, Joe Pugh, and a manager of a department targeted for a new information system, Lars Meyer:
Pugh: The way to go about the analysis is to first examine the old system, such as reviewing key documents and observing the workers perform their tasks. Then, we can determine which aspects are working well and which should be preserved.
Meyer: We have been through these types of pro- jects before and what always ends up happening is that we do not get the new system we are promised; we get a modified version of the old system.
Pugh: Well, I can assure you that it will not hap- pen this time. We just want a thorough understanding of what is working well and what is not.
Meyer: I would feel much more comfortable if we first started with a list of our requirements. We should spend some time up-front determining exactly what we want the system to do for my department. Then you systems people can come in and determine what portions to salvage if you wish. Just don’t con- strain us to the old system!
a. Obviously, these two workers have different views on how the systems analysis phase should be conducted. Comment on whose position you sympathize with the most.
b. What method would you propose they take? Why?