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Assignment 3: Long-Term Investment Decisions
Due Week 9 and worth 300 points
Assume that the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company from Assignments 1 and 2
wants to expand and has to make some long-term capital budgeting decisions. The company is
currently facing increases in the costs of major ingredients.
Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research government policies and regulation.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
1.
2.
3. 4.
5. 6. Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company
could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting pricing strategies for making their
products response to a change in price less elastic. Provide a rationale for your response.
Examine the major effects that government policies have on production and
employment. Predict the potential effects that government policies could have on your
company.
Determine whether or not government regulation to ensure fairness in the low-calorie,
frozen microwavable food industry is needed. Cite the major reasons for government
involvement in a market economy. Provide two (2) examples of government involvement in a
similar market economy to support your response.
Examine the major complexities that would arise under expansion via capital projects.
Propose key actions that the company could take in order to prevent or address these
complexities.
Suggest the substantive manner in which the company could create a convergence
between the interests of stockholders and managers. Indicate the most likely impact to
profitability of such a convergence. Provide two (2) examples of instances that support your
response.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does
not qualify as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins
on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not
included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Propose how differences in demand and elasticity lead managers to develop various
pricing strategies.
Analyze the economic impact of contracting, governance and organizational form within
organizations.
Page 1 of 5 Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics
and globalization.
Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and globalization using proper
writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric.
Points: 300 Assignment 3: Long-Term Investment Decisions Fair
70-79% C Proficient
80-89% B Exemplary
90-100% A 1. Outline a plan that Did not submit or
managers in the low- incompletely
calorie, frozen
outlined a plan
microwaveable food that managers in
company could follow the low-calorie,
in anticipation of
frozen
raising prices when
microwaveable
selecting pricing
food company
strategies for making could follow in
their products response anticipation of
to a change in price
raising prices
less elastic. Provide a when selecting
rationale for your
pricing strategies
response.
for making their
Weight: 15%
products response
to a change in
price less elastic.
Did not submit or
incompletely
provided a
rationale for your
response. Partially outlined
a plan that
managers in the
low-calorie,
frozen
microwaveable
food company
could follow in
anticipation of
raising prices
when selecting
pricing strategies
for making their
products response
to a change in
price less elastic.
Partially provided
a rationale for
your response. Satisfactorily
outlined a plan
that managers in
the low-calorie,
frozen
microwaveable
food company
could follow in
anticipation of
raising prices
when selecting
pricing strategies
for making their
products response
to a change in
price less elastic.
Satisfactorily
provided a
rationale for your
response. Thoroughly
outlined a plan
that managers in
the low-calorie,
frozen
microwaveable
food company
could follow in
anticipation of
raising prices
when selecting
pricing strategies
for making their
products response
to a change in
price less elastic.
Thoroughly
provided a
rationale for your
response. 2. Examine the major
effects that
government policies
have on production
and employment.
Predict the potential
effects that
government policies Partially
Satisfactorily
examined the
examined the
major effects that major effects that
government
government
policies have on policies have on
production and
production and
employment.
employment.
Partially predicted Satisfactorily Thoroughly
examined the
major effects that
government
policies have on
production and
employment.
Thoroughly Criteria Unacceptable
Below 70% F Did not submit or
incompletely
examined the
major effects that
government
policies have on
production and
employment. Did Page 2 of 5 could have on your
company.
Weight: 15% not submit or
incompletely
predicted the
potential effects
that government
policies could
have on your
company. 3. Determine whether
or not government
regulation to ensure
fairness in the lowcalorie, frozen
microwavable food
industry is needed.
Cite the major reasons
for government
involvement in a
market economy.
Provide two (2)
examples of
government
involvement in a
similar market
economy to support
your response.
Weight: 15% 4. Examine the major
complexities that
would arise under
expansion via capital
projects. Propose key the potential
effects that
government
policies could
have on your
company. predicted the
potential effects
that government
policies could
have on your
company. predicted the
potential effects
that government
policies could
have on your
company. Did not submit or Partially
incompletely
determined
determined
whether or not
whether or not
government
government
regulation to
regulation to
ensure fairness in
ensure fairness in the low-calorie,
the low-calorie, frozen
frozen
microwavable
microwavable
food industry is
food industry is needed. Partially
needed. Did not cited the major
submit or
reasons for
incompletely cited government
the major reasons involvement in a
for government market economy.
involvement in a Partially provided
market economy. two (2) examples
Did not submit or of government
incompletely
involvement in a
provided two (2) similar market
examples of
economy to
government
support your
involvement in a response.
similar market
economy to
support your
response. Satisfactorily
determined
whether or not
government
regulation to
ensure fairness in
the low-calorie,
frozen
microwavable
food industry is
needed.
Satisfactorily
cited the major
reasons for
government
involvement in a
market economy.
Satisfactorily
provided two (2)
examples of
government
involvement in a
similar market
economy to
support your
response. Thoroughly
determined
whether or not
government
regulation to
ensure fairness in
the low-calorie,
frozen
microwavable
food industry is
needed.
Thoroughly cited
the major reasons
for government
involvement in a
market economy.
Thoroughly
provided two (2)
examples of
government
involvement in a
similar market
economy to
support your
response. Did not submit or
incompletely
examined the
major
complexities that Satisfactorily
examined the
major
complexities that
would arise under Thoroughly
examined the
major
complexities that
would arise under Partially
examined the
major
complexities that
would arise under
Page 3 of 5 actions that the
company could take in
order to prevent or
address these
complexities.
Weight: 15% would arise under expansion via
expansion via
expansion via
expansion via
capital projects. capital projects. capital projects.
capital projects. Partially proposed Satisfactorily
Thoroughly
Did not submit or key actions that proposed key
proposed key
incompletely
the company
actions that the
actions that the
proposed key
could take in
company could company could
actions that the
order to prevent or take in order to
take in order to
company could address these
prevent or address prevent or address
take in order to
complexities.
these
these
prevent or address
complexities.
complexities.
these
complexities. 5. Suggest the
substantive manner in
which the company
could create a
convergence between
the interests of
stockholders and
managers. Indicate the
most likely impact to
profitability of such a
convergence. Provide
two (2) examples of
instances that support
your response.
Weight: 15% Did not submit or Partially
incompletely
suggested the
suggested the
substantive
substantive
manner in which
manner in which the company
the company
could create a
could create a
convergence
convergence
between the
between the
interests of
interests of
stockholders and
stockholders and managers.
managers. Did not Partially indicated
submit or
the most likely
incompletely
impact to
indicated the most profitability of
likely impact to such a
profitability of
convergence.
such a
Partially provided
convergence. Did two (2) examples
not submit or
of instances that
incompletely
support your
provided two (2) response.
examples of
instances that
support your
response. 6. 5 references
Weight: 5% No references
provided Satisfactorily
Thoroughly
suggested the
suggested the
substantive
substantive
manner in which manner in which
the company
the company
could create a
could create a
convergence
convergence
between the
between the
interests of
interests of
stockholders and stockholders and
managers.
managers.
Satisfactorily
Thoroughly
indicated the most indicated the most
likely impact to likely impact to
profitability of
profitability of
such a
such a
convergence.
convergence.
Satisfactorily
Thoroughly
provided two (2) provided two (2)
examples of
examples of
instances that
instances that
support your
support your
response.
response. Does not meet the Meets number of Exceeds number
required number required
of required
of references;
references; all
references; all
Page 4 of 5 some or all
references poor
quality choices. references high
quality choices. references high
quality choices. 7. Writing Mechanics,
Grammar, and
Formatting
Weight: 5% Serious and
Partially free of Mostly free of
Error free or
persistent errors in errors in grammar, errors in grammar, almost error free
grammar, spelling, spelling,
spelling,
grammar, spelling,
punctuation, or
punctuation, or
punctuation, or
punctuation, or
formatting.
formatting.
formatting.
formatting. 8. Appropriate use of
APA in-text citations
and reference section
Weight: 5% Lack of in-text
citations and / or
lack of reference
section. 9. Information
Literacy / Integration
of Sources
Weight: 5% Serious errors in
the integration of
sources, such as
intentional or
accidental
plagiarism, or
failure to use intext citations. 10. Clarity and
Information is
Coherence of Writing confusing to the
Weight: 5%
reader and fails to
include reasons
and evidence that
logically support
ideas. In-text citations
and references are
provided, but they
are only partially
formatted
correctly in APA
style. In-text citations
and references are
error free or
almost error free
and consistently
formatted
correctly in APA
style. Sources are
mostly integrated
using effective
techniques of
quoting,
paraphrasing, and
summarizing. Information is
partially clear
with minimal
reasons and
evidence that
logically support
ideas. Page 5 of 5 Sources are
consistently
integrated using
effective
techniques of
quoting,
paraphrasing, and
summarizing.

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