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Question 16: Discuss your opinion on the precautionary principle. Should those who wish to introduce a new chemical, a new industrial process, a land-use change, and so on, have to demonstrate that their change will not harm the environment before proceeding? Explain and defend your answer, using additional paper if.
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 14: On the axes below, plot the population growth rates (both actual and projected) for the ten-year periods from 1950 to 2050. 1950 - 60 1.4 1960 - 70 1.6 1970 - 80 4.3 1980 - 90 3.4 1990 - 00 2.4 2000 - 10 0.2 2010 - 20 -1.3 2020 - 30 -0.5 2030 - 40 -0.6 2040 - 50 0.3 15: Interpret the graph. When does the population growth rate.
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25: Developing countries are experiencing the most rapid population growth. Is this a problem? Do developed countries have a responsibility to help others control their growth? Specifically, what measures, if any, should be taken? 26: How do you respond to those whose opinion differs from yours as to whether population growth.
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1. What similarities do you see between Snap Fitness and Curves International? What can Snap Fitness learn from Curves’ successes and its recent troubles? 2. Analyze easyFit, one of the tracking and a motivational component of Snap Fitness’s offering. How important of a component of Snap Fitness’s business model do you.
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14. What is the purpose of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)? Are there any regulations regarding when the FDD must be provided to a prospective franchisee? If so, what are they? 15. What is the purpose of a franchise agreement? Identify the two sections of the franchise agreement and describe the.
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3. Pick a franchise organization that you admire. Spend some time looking at the company’s Web site. Describe how the company is set up. Is it a product and trademark franchise or a business format franchise? Does it sell individual franchise agreements, area franchise agreements, master franchise agreements, or some.
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1. Spend some time studying thredUP, the focus of the “You be the VC 14.2” feature. Is it more likely that thredUP will grow through internal or external growth strategies? Provide suggestions for internal growth strategies and external growth strategies that make sense for thredUP. 2. Reacquaint yourself with Proactiv, the.
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Case 14.2 Will Groupon Maintain Its Sizzling Pace of Growth? 2. How does a company go about getting its business featured on Groupon? 3. Of the current challenges facing Groupon, which one do you think is the most threatening? If you were the CEO of Groupon, how would you address this challenge? 1. Some.
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17: Interpret the graph. When does population actually begin to decrease in Botswana? How does this compare to when the growth rate first began to decline? 18: Using the highest growth rate in Table 1-1 and beginning with the 1970 population of 584,000, calculate the population of Botswana in 2000 and.
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Case 14.1 How Mint.com Went from Launch to a $170 Million Acquisition in 24 Months 4. Why do you think Intuit didn’t create an online site similar to Mint.com, rather than spending $170 million to acquire Mint.com? 1. What are the inherent challenges involved when a large firm acquires a small firm, particularly.
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12: There are places where population densities approaching 1 person/m2 already exist. A two-story building in Delhi, India was found to house 518 people, a density of 1 person/1.5 m2. Calculate the floor area of this building in Delhi. How does this compare to the average floor area of a.
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8: Summarize the major points of this Issue. 9: Discuss the carrying capacity of the U.S. from the standpoint of sustainability. 10: Americans use a disproportionate portion of the earth’s resources. Discuss reasons why this is so. 11: Discuss whether the use of resources by Americans is a fair allocation of the.
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6: What responsibility, if any, do you believe the U.S. has to mitigate (lessen) the potential for environmental disaster in Bangladesh? 7: Assume that the U.S. is at least partially responsible for the potential for environmental disaster in Bangladesh. List actions, in order of importance, that the U.S. could take to.
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3. If you were thinking about buying a franchise, write three questions that you’d ask a franchise organization you were thinking about buying into as a direct result of reading this feature. 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wahoo’s Fish Taco’s slow growth philosophy of franchise expansion? 2. Spend some.
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Question 6: Express one billion (1,000,000,000) in scientific notation. Question 7: Express 2,360,000 in scientific notation. Question 8: Express 23,000,000,000,000 (23 trillion) the customary way using exponents. Question 9: Convert 1.86 mm to (a) nm, (b) µm (micrometers), (c) cm, (d) m, and (e) km. Express your answers as decimals and in scientific.
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Case 15.1 Snap Fitness: Fast, Convenient, and Intriguing Options for Growth 1. Snap Fitness has positioned itself as a “neighborhood” chain of fitness centers and claims that the majority of its members are within a two-mile drive of the center to which they belong. How big of a competitive advantage do you.
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Case 15.2 Game Truck: Bringing Multiplayer Gaming to its Customers’ Homes 1. What do you think about Game Truck’s basic concept? 2. Would you characterize Game Truck’s potential nationwide market as small, medium, or large? Would the concept work in the town where your college or university is located? Explain your answer. 3. What.
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8. Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and IBM are consistently the largest acquirers of small, technology-based entrepreneurial firms. Why would Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and IBM, which each employ hundreds of product development specialists and engineers, buy other firms to acquire technology and add to their product lines, rather than developing the technology.
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6. What are the rules of thumb for determining whether franchising is a good choice for a particular business? Provide an example of a business that wouldn’t be suitable for franchising. 7. What are some of the issues an entrepreneur should consider when answering the question, “Is franchising a good choice.
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1. Describe the difference between an internal and an external growth strategy. Provide examples of each strategy and how each one contributes to firm growth. 2. Describe the keys to effective new product and service development. 3. Describe some of the common reasons new products fail. 4. What is a market penetration strategy?.
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6: Calculate the annual population growth rate from the preceding table using the formula  r = (1/t)ln(N/N0).  7: For 2006, what percentage of total population growth was due to immigration? Explain whether you think that immigration makes a significant contribution to U.S. population growth. 8:  List the positive contributions that you.
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1. What is franchising, and how does it differ from other forms of business ownership? 2. Describe the differences between a product and trademark franchise and a business format franchise. Provide an example of both types of franchise arrangements. 3. What is the difference between an individual franchise agreement, an area franchise.
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12. What is the difference between a licensor and a licensee? 13. What does the term licensing mean? How can licensing be used to increase a firm’s revenues? 14. Describe the purpose of a licensing agreement. In a licensing agreement, which party is the licensor, and which is the licensee? 15. Describe the.
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8. What are the costs involved in purchasing a business format franchise? Are these costs similar across franchise systems, or do they vary widely? Which costs are one-time costs and which costs continue indefinitely? 9. If an individual Planet Smoothies franchise is losing money, does it still have to pay a.
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6. What is a geographic expansion strategy, and what are the keys to implementing a successful geographic expansion strategy for an entrepreneurial firm? 7. What is an international new venture? Explain why it might be to the benefit of an entrepreneurial start-up to position itself as an international new venture from.
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