Decisions in Paradise Part 2 The South Pacific island of Kava is a struggling country with tremendous potential and many obstacles to overcome if it is to survive. The Kava economy consists of petroleum, coffee, cocoa, spices, bananas, sugar, tourism, fishing, natural gas, and inexpensive quality labor. The economy suffers from multiple disasters, some are natural, and others are manmade. Preventing the natural disasters is not practical but contention plans for Tidal waves, typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires and floods are part of any working plan in Kava. Education can help prevent or reduce the manmade disaster including HIV/AIDS, oil spills, reducing the risk of avian flu, and terrorism inside and outside the island. Cox Communications is committed to helping the population of Kava and new employee Nik is joining Alex on the island to evaluate the options for relief and growing the economy. Nik’s two part plan will bring in bottled water branded with the Cox logo and later build a computer and resource center for the island of Kava. The SWOT technique uses "A comparison of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that helps executives formulate strategy" (Bateman & Snell, 2007, p. 134). Nik uses the SWOT technique to evaluate the options and decide which options benefit Cox and the residents of Kava. Alex and Nik communicate the choices to the corporate offices of Cox keeping them up-to-date with the progress on the project. Part one of the plan brings in bottled water. The strength of bringing in bottled water is all of the residents of Kava need water. The natural disasters left the island in chaos and basic necessities are scarce. The more water the residents have, the better off they will be. The water will keep everyone healthier resulting in a stronger economy. The weakness of brining in bottled water branded with the Cox logo is critics could think Cox is being opportunistic by promoting the company during relief work. The opportunity for Cox to bring immediate help to Kava and promote good will is a good for Cox and good for Kava. Cox can counter the critics because the bottled water branded with Cox is free and the good will generated with the water helps with plans for a local training center and possibly a call center and cable TV and Internet. Brand loyalty and brand recognition is important to Cox. Threats to the water bottle plan could come from the Kava government and local authorities desiring control of resources or kick backs for “water protection.” The strength of building a training and resource center for Kava is a long-term goal. The center will train and educate the residents on computer equipment aimed at 15-year-olds and under who make up over half of the population of Kava. The computer training is offered to everyone, but the younger population is easier to train and will offer new life skills. The resource training will vary to meet the local demand for training and activities. The weakness of the center is no immediate relief and the lower educational level of the residents may slow the progress effectiveness of the center. The opportunity for the island of Kava is unlimited with the center by
Decisions in Paradise, Part II
March 24, 2013
Decisions in Paradise, Part II
According to Huitt, (1992) Problem solving is a process in which we perceive and resolve a gap between a present situation and a desired goal, with the path to the goal blocked by known or unknown obstacles. The following essay will describe how the managers at the Kava Knowledge organization will apply problem solving or decision-making techniques, to…
Unit Name: PSM210 Creating Good Policy
Activity Number: Assessment 2
Topic 9 is a case study on water policy in Australia. It includes seven activities. Candidates are asked to choose and complete any three (3) of these.
Notes on the activities for Topic 9
The activity responses will be assessed on the basis of:
* the quality of your understanding
* the critical evaluation of your material
* the development of your argument
* comprehensiveness of your response…
English 1/2 H p5
16 December 2013
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Research Application in Global Business
RESEARCH PROPOSAL: ‘IMPACT OF ADVANCED ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM ON MANAGING
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This report is a proposal to conduct a research on the ‘impact of advanced online booking on managing staff availability in Little Paradise Inn’. The report will consist of the focus and purpose of the research. The report will consist of the aims and objectives of the research followed by the literature review…
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World History Semester 2 Finals Study Guide
1. Which best explains why the major powers of Europe became involved in the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in 1914? – They were all bound by treaty to one side or the other.
2. The Balkans was known as the powder keg of Europe prior to WWI mainly because – the area had a long history of ethnic disputes and nationalism.
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Business Scenario Part 2 – Decisions in Paradise
Expanding Chevron’s Business Presence in Kava
Mgt350 / Nicole Baum
University of Phoenix
January 5, 2009
Expanding Chevron’s Business into Kava – Part 2
As discussed in Part 1, Chevron Asia Pacific is investigating expanding its energy business to the island nation of Kava. Kava is of significant size and located near the Cook Islands off the coast of Australia. This country has recently been overwhelmed by a series of natural…
Journal of Business Case Studies – May 2008
Volume 4, Number 5
What A Dog Fight! TKO: Pets.com
Erika Matulich, University of Tampa
Karen Squires, University of Tampa
The case covers the startup of Pets.com, an online retailer of pet supplies. Pets.com made its entry
into a heavily competitive but potentially lucrative market. Despite heavy capital funding and a
number of high-profile strategic initiatives, the company closed its doors in November, 2000. The
demise of Pets.com is considered…
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