Microsoft Case Essay

antitrust laws

Research authoritative articles using the news and the DeVry Online Library (http://library.devry.edu) for a recent case of

antitrust investigation. You are free to choose a case from any industry and any

part of the world. Based on the case you have selected, answer the following

questions.

Why was/were the firm(s) investigated for antitrust

behavior?

Identify some of the costs (pecuniary and

nonpecuniary) associated with the antitrust behavior (firms having power in the

market). Additionally, note the specific antitrust act (Sherman Act, Clayton

Act, etc.) under which the violation was investigated.

Given your research and findings, are monopolies and

oligopolies (firms demonstrating power) always bad for society? Be sure to

provide real world examples of where this may be the case to strengthen your

position.

Provide at least one example of a case where having

a monopoly or oligopoly may actually benefit the society.

 

 

 

Based on your findings to the questions listed above,

write a report with a minimum of 300 words in essay format in

APA style (use the APA template in Doc Sharing), using correct

economic terms covered in the discussions. If you ONLY write 300 words, you

probably won’t be able to fully answer the questions.

Key concepts to include in your paper include the

following.

 

Monopoly Market Structure

Oligopoly Market Structure

Barriers to Entry Into the Market

Natural Monopoly

Government Monopoly

Downward Sloping Demand Curve

Economies of Scale

Price Fixing

Collusion

Monopoly Pricing

Price Maker

Market Power

Economic Profits

Imperfect Competition

Rent-Seeking Behavior

X-Inefficiency

Deadweight Loss to Society

Marginal Cost

Marginal Revenue

Antitrust

You must use at minimum at least one article from the

DeVry Online Library. Note: Although your textbook is a good source of

knowledge, it is NOT an article and cannot be the only

source for the assignment. Cite all your references in APA format. You

can use the Citations & Bibliography function of Microsoft Word, which is

 

found under the References tab.

Team Leadership

Your manager tells you about a new department the company will be adding that is part of the company’s strategic plan to enter a particular market segment.  Your manager would like you to manage one fo the teams in this new department.  Your manager has put together the team you will be managing.  Your new team consists of the people I have listed in the attachment.    To be successful in the new market segment, your team must efficiently accomplish the goals set by the company.  Your manager, therefore, would like you to develop a leadership approach for each team member on your team based on the theories of leadership and each member’s individual personalities.  (I have attached the results of the assessments in the attachment)  Write a memo to your manager of no more than 1,400 words in which you explain how you plan to successfully lead your team.  Include the following:

  Evaluate the individuals, including yourself, based on the personality assessment.   

 Evaluate the situation in terms of urgency, culture, and so forth.  Determine leadership approaches, based on individuals and the situation. 

 

Highlight the principles you have applied from various leadership theories .

The financial statement presentation of a change in depreciation methods is most

1. The financial statement presentation of a change in depreciation methods is most similar to that of reporting: (Points : 1)

      Changes in accounting estimates.

      Prior period adjustments.

      Correction of errors.

      Extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Merchandise sold FOB destination indicates that: (Points : 1)

      The seller holds title until the merchandise is received at the buyer’s location.

      The buyer is responsible for delivery of the merchandise to the destination.

      The full order is back ordered to its destination.

      The buyer pays the freight to the destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The financial statement presentation of a change in reporting entity is most similar to the reporting of a: (Points : 1)

      A change in accounting principles.

      Change in accounting estimate.

      Discontinued business operation.

      Correction of a material error discovered after the year the error was made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Using the completed contract method of accounting for long-term contracts: (Points : 1)

      Losses are recognized before the contract is completed.

      Expenses are recorded each period, but revenue is only recognized when the contract is completed.

      Is not permitted under generally accepted accounting principles.

      Neither gains nor losses are recognized until the contract is completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Which of the following is not true about EPS? (Points : 1)

      It must be reported by all corporations whose stock is publicly traded.

      It must be reported separately for discontinued operations.

      It must be reported separately for extraordinary items.

      All of the above are true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Indiana Co. began a construction project in 2006 that will provide it $150 million when it is completed in 2008. During 2006, Indiana incurred $36 million of costs and estimates an additional $84 million of costs to complete the project.

Using the percentage-of-completion method, Indiana: (Points : 1)

      Recognized no gross profit or loss on the project in 2006.

      Recognized $6 million loss on the project in 2006.

      Recognized $9 gross profit on the project in 2006.

      Recognized $36 million loss on the project in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Shady Lane’s income taxes payable account decreased from $14 million to $12 million during 2006. If its income tax expense was $80 million, what would be shown as an operating cash flow under the direct method? (Points : 1)

      A cash outflow of $12 million.

      A cash outflow of $78 million.

      A cash outflow of $80 million.

      A cash outflow of $82 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Cash flows from investing does not include cash flows from: (Points : 1)

      Lending.

      The sale of equipment.

      Borrowing.

      The purchase of other corporation’s securities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Bert’s Meat Market sells quarters and sides of beef on the installment basis. Losses on receivables are very difficult to predict, and meat products cannot be repossessed. The revenue recognition method used by Bert would be: (Points : 1)

      Point of sale.

      Installment sales.

      Cost recovery.

      Completed contract.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Indiana Co. began a construction project in 2006 that will provide it $150 million when it is completed in 2008. During 2006, Indiana incurred $36 million of costs and estimates an additional $84 million of costs to complete the project.

In 2007, Indiana incurred costs of $58.5 million and estimated an additional $40.5 million in costs to complete the project. Using the percentage-of-completion method, Indiana: (Points : 1)

      Recognized $15 million gross profit on the project in 2007.

      Recognized $13.5 million gross profit on the project in 2007.

      Recognized $6 million gross profit on the project in 2007.

      Recognized $1.5 million gross profit on the project in 2007.

 

 

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Dealing with ADHD: Early Intervention and Inclusion

 

 

Week 3 online discussion forum

Graham article (answer one question/reflection)

EITHER:

What new information did you gain from Kathy’s lecture about behaviour and from reading the Graham article on ADHD? Consider evidence about psychological and medical perspectives she provides, and discussion in the lectures about social and medical models of disability.

OR:

How do you think parents/families of a child with suspected or diagnosed ADHD might deal with the wide variety of information and approaches they meet from educational, medical and allied health professionals? – (SELECTED)

OR:

Comment on Graham’s discussion of the mismatch between classroom practices and the needs of many children. Consider information in Kathy’s lecture on behaviour in reflecting on this part of the article.

 

Frazeur Cross, Traub, Hutter-Pishgahi& Shelton article

Comment on the importance of building collaborative relationships between educators and parents/families, which is highlighted in the research presented in the reading by Frazeur Cross et al. Draw on information presented by Kathy Cologon in lecture 1 about inclusion. 

 

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HHS 265 Week 2 Assignment – Ledger Entries

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