Business And Applied Statistics Research - 2,067 words
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 1,955 words
... lways available.(Gates, McDaniel; 1999) In our situation this is not the case. In addition, stratification can be time consuming because of the time required to obtain the necessary information. Again this doesnt affect our research because the segmenting information is internal and readily available. Once the means of sampling has been established you can determine the size of the sample by working with management and the designated objectives. (See Appendix Ba for equation and calculation) What this example data is telling us is with a sample size of 89 we can be 95% confident that the true mean of the quality ratings will be within 5% of the true population mean. The standard deviatio ...
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Economic Agricultural Statistics - 404 words
Essay #1: Agricultural Historical Statistics of the US When trying to come up with a good estimate for items such as total number of farms, average value of land per acre, and total farm population, the US Bureau of the Census had a rather arduous task of defining what is meant by the word farm. The Census Bureau outlined the definition of a farm but that figure varied from year to year. Most recently though a farm was found to be any place of less than 10 acres that had estimated sales of agricultural products of at least $250 per year. Places of 10 or more acres were considered farms as long as they sold agricultural products amassing $50 or more. To me this is not an accurate measurement ...
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Teenage Driver Statistics - 445 words
Teens face many responsibilities in life. Theyre just getting out on their own and learning about life. Driving however is probably the biggest responsibility that they face in every day life. Statistics show that teen drivers have the highest accident rate out of all drivers. Its not that they dont try but they are just learning to drive so of course theyre going to have accidents. Most people think that if you slap on a bunch of restrictions that it will help prevent all teen accidents. There are many new waiting periods and restrictions for teen drivers. They must wait 6 months after getting their permits before they can get their real licenses, and they also have to have 60 hours of inst ...
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Dangers And Statistics On Date Rape - 432 words
Generally speaking, rape is defined as forced sexual intercourse with any person without consent. Force may involve physical violence, coercion, or threat of harm. This includes situations where the victim is drunk, drugged, asleep, unconscious, or for any reason unable to give consent. Basically, not saying yes." Rape can be committed by a stranger, an acquaintance, a friend, a date... by anyone. "Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen to Me" So, Why Talk About It? Rape is the most prevalent, serious violent crime committed on college campuses. In 1985 a survey of over 6,000 students on 32 college campuses was conducted by Ms. magazine, psychologist Mary P. Koss, and the National Institute for Mental ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 1,020 words
FPL Energy is one of the nations leading independent generators of electricity. Dedicated to generating clean energy, 80 % of its capacity is fueled by clean and renewable resources. The United States is the nation with the largest generator of wind energy, and it operates the two largest solar fields in the world. FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $8 billion, is one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related services. Its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, serves approximately 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, and FPL Group energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 1,070 words
... ge current shareholders to retain their investment in the firm, but also increase the firms attractiveness to potential investors. The disadvantage of paying dividends is that the firm has less money to reinvest. Paying a cash dividend may reflect the firms current success, but it hinders the firms ability to expand. The firm might do better by postponing the payment of a dividend in order to reinvest earnings and take advantage of growth opportunities. A further disadvantage of paying cash dividends is that they are not tax deductible. 4. Factors of Dividend Cut It is instinctive to consider revisiting the FPL experience. The two reasons that led FPL to cut its dividend were: the recent ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 1,076 words
... vading the nations electric utility sector, and FPL would face serious challenges in the event such a plan was passed in Florida. FPL must be prepared for this eventuality, and preparation entails using current financial stability to protect future profitability. The industry as a whole has a relatively high payout ratio, but FPLs ratio is at the high end of the industrys spectrum, further increasing its vulnerability to prospective competitors. A lower payout ratio would allow FPL to increase its growth potential and insulate itself from competition. 7. Current Payout Ratio from Investors Perspective Now lets revisit the FPL case to see whether coupling the positive stock repurchase sig ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 929 words
... e value of more than $27 billion, ($16.4 billion in equity market capitalization and $10.7 billion in debt and preferred stock). One conclusion from this study is that FPL was a special case in terms of the results when it announced a dividend cut and a stock repurchase program. FPL was a company that was very strong, and changed its dividends not due to hurt earnings, but an anticipation of the change in the industry. Comparing the cumulative net returns of FPL and the sample shows this. The results show that FPL's returns were stronger than the sample up to announcement, weaker on the day of the announcement, and recovered more than the sample after the announcement. This information l ...
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Thomas Robert Malthus:the Statistics Of Population Control - 527 words
In Malthus' Essay on Population he discussed the importance of birth control, and also discussed the future problem, as he saw it, of the fast growing population outgrowing it's supply of food and resources. Malthus lived during the enlightenment period of human history. William Godwin and the marquis di Condorcet also wrote theories on population. Their theories said that humans would progress eternally and that there would be no end to humanity. When Malthus released his essay, which he did not put his name on, he said that human population grows arithmetically (2,4,8,16,32...) while the food supply grows arithmetically (2,3,4,5...). Taking a look at the numbers that were used as examples, ...
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Equality To All - 2,112 words
... religious goal over 2,000 years ago in the Christian Scriptures. Bergman states, "Incidentally, the source of the belief in the equality of man is the Bible, few ancient books espouse this concept, and it is foreign to most non-Christian peoples (6)." Since these concepts are biblical in origin, why are the students not told this? What about the fact that abortion, homosexuality and fornication are talked about in school, but teachers are not allowed to discuss the religious side of the issue, only the side deemed non-religious? Though the public schools are teaching a type of religion, obviously, the students are not informed about it; in fact, the topic of religion is not deemed import ...
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Bill Gates - 1,257 words
Bill Gates? When most people hear that name they think of money, power, and computers. These thoughts arent necessarily incorrect, but rather insufficient. Sure, Bill Gates has money, thirty-two billion and growing to be exact, and yes he has power, being the CEO of Microsoft as well as the wealthiest man in the country. But people cant look through their jealousy and envy to see what Mr. Gates actually stands for. He has influences the way businesses, schools, and organizations operate, with the creations his programs, and operating systems (Windows). As well Bill along with his wife, Melinda; have spent numerous hours in press conferences and funding campaigns. Together they have founded e ...
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Wellness For The Employees - 1,041 words
There are many reasons for the employees to get involved in a wellness program. Whether they like it or not overall wellness will affect their everyday life, at home as well as at work. The fact of the matter is that people that are in good health are usually more coherent and are able to enjoy more out of life. With more incentive going towards corporations paying subsidies to encourage employee participation there is increasing demand by employees to have a wellness program implemented. A study of health risk data and medical insurance claims at a paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, revealed that the Canton employees who had taken part in a health and fitness programs spent an average of ...
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How To Rejuvenate A Mature Business - 1,168 words
... ment is required in training employees, maintenance of equipment and integrating with suppliers. With this embedded into the processes the goal of achieving zero defects can be achieved. Executives claim that manufacturing costs decrease as quality increases thus a continuous drive to reduce product defects will enhance the long run productivity of the production process . Managers tend to use the economic order quantity (EOQ) model which helps in determining the cost balance between an additional set-up (for a new production run or change of product) to the cost of holding inventory. If set-up costs could be driven to zero and by just-in-time inventory control systems implementation fir ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
FACTORS AFFECTING FINANCIAL HEALTH 3 Capital Structure and Capital Adequacy 3 Operating Cash Flows and Cost Structure 4 Asset Conversions Growing Broke 5 Asset Utilisation Efficiency/Turnover 5 Other Statistical Failure Prediction Models 10 Alternative Models - Artificial Neural Networks 12 A company trying to achieve its business plan faces problems similar to those faced by a driver embarking on a long trip. The likelihood that car and driver will reach their destination is dependent on: 1) how much fuel is in the car's tank upon starting out, 3) how many service stations will be available to refill the car's fuel tank along the way and 4) whether the car's fuel tank is large enough to co ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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Diversity In The Workplace - 1,141 words
Workplace Diversity: Fact or Fiction? Are todays corporate diversity programs truly effective? That question, posed by Robert J Grossman in an article carried by the Wall Street Journal Online on June 28, 2000, will be explored as part of the review of Mr. Grossmans article. The concept of diversity goes well beyond the historical employment equity legislation enacted in both federal and local jurisdictions. It calls for the recognition of the contributions that individuals can make as individuals, not just as members of legislatively designated groups. It calls for management of organizations to be totally inclusive, not just tolerating those who are different but celebrating those differen ...
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Federal Express - 1,297 words
Since 1971, time sensitive packages and letters have been delivered safely and punctually to anyone, anywhere in the world. Often times, the contents of these packages contain life saving materials. The company that makes efficient delivery possible is Federal Express. FedExs guaranteed overnight delivery, or your money back offer, makes it a unique and highly trusted company. Many aspects go into making this company work like a well-oiled machine; including packaging, the variety of modes of transporting, and the ability to track the where abouts of the package from any place in the world. With these attributes nearly perfected, FedEx has truly "made the world small" (Kinney, 6-10). From it ...
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Managing Diversity - 1,629 words
Managing diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention among managers during the last two decades. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity. Diversity as a social condition is not new to the U.S. Founded by immigrants, the nation has always been a merger of culture ...
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Bankruptcy For Small Business - 1,070 words
Bankruptcy is defined in our text as when a business is unable to pay its debts as they come due. (Daft 778) Small business owners never start their businesses with the intention of failing, however statistics show that in all likelihood they will not be successful. This fact reveals the importance of understanding bankruptcy even before a new business is formed. Small business owners who understand the bankruptcy law are better equipped when their business does not succeed, allowing them to minimize lose both professionally and privately. Prior to the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, debtors had few rights; their debt often resulted in imprisonment or involuntary servitude. When Congress pass ...
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