Identify and explain the placebo effect’s function in each step of the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, experimentation, verification. Describe how the placebo effect impacted the results of the study.
State whether or not you were surprised by the results and why.
Determine why, given the advantages of international diversification, some firms choose not to expand internationally. Provide specific examples to support your response.
As firms attempt to internationalize, they may be tempted to locate their facilities where business regulation laws are lax. Discuss the advantages and potential risks of such an approach, using specific examples to support your response.
From an ethical perspective, determine how much information a firm is obliged to tell a potential strategic alliance partner about what it expects to learn from the cooperative arrangement. Explain your rationale.
From the e-Activity, determine which type of cooperative strategy would most benefit the two companies you researched. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Imagine you are in the planning phase of establishing a service delivery system for a five-star restaurant. Create one service quality standard for this restaurant that could also be used in other industries other than hospitality. Ensure the standard meets the “SMART” criteria. Explain your reasoning behind the service standard you create.
Describe an experience you had in an industry other than hospitality that met your expectations. Apply a service quality standard from your experience to an area within the hospitality industry
Identify a planning technique used in a non-hospitality industry that would also be valuable in the hospitality industry for planning a service delivery system. Explain your reasoning for your decision.
A major function of planning a service delivery system is to prevent problems. Apply a beneficial prevention strategy or tool used in a non-hospitality industry to an area within the hospitality industry. Provide an explanation with your response.
Analyze the challenges encountered with purchase orders and make recommendations for creating the perfect purchase order form.
Select a restaurant with which you are familiar and determine the best way to streamline the ordering procedure. Provide examples to support your response.
With the same restaurant in mind, determine which method of receiving would be most appropriate. Explain your rationale.
Consider the list of good receiving practices and determine which three would be most important for the restaurant you have been discussing. Provide examples to support your response.
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