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I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍NEN 4369 Engineering Management Homework 2 Due Date: April 10, 2022 until 10:00 pm Book Title. MANAGEMENT. Fourteenth Edition. John R Schermerhorn, Jr and Daniel G. Bachrach. 1. Please take a look at the Case #7 Target and answer following questions (25 points). a. In what ways does Target’s massive infrastructure relate to the complexities of making coherent, competitive decisions? Can a large corporation like Target cope – and thrive – in the information intense environment that it has created? What kinds of solutions might help Target avoid some of the pitfalls that it has experienced most recently? b. Target functions using a traditional, top-down structure with a group of C-suite executives led by a CEO. How can an organization with this kind of traditional structure expect to keep all of the moving parts in the company moving in a coordinated way? What kinds of decision-making tools might increase Target’s ability to cope with changing market demands? 2. Please take a look at the Case #8 UBER and answer following questions (25 points). a. Although many argue that the gig economy has opened opportunities for individuals to be self-employed in ways that complement their lifestyle, the investments that gig giant Uber is making suggest a different kind of future for the uber-successful taxi substitute. What do you think Uber has in mind? b. What are some of the potential applications for fleets of self-driving vehicles? What role might this kind of infrastructure play in towns and cities in the future? How might Uber leverage these kinds of assets to generate a profit? Do you see a way for Uber to be successful while still employing human drivers? How? 3. Please take a look at the Case #9 Electronic Art and answer following questions (25 points). a. How can feedforward, concurrent, and feedback controls help Electronic Arts meet its quality goals for video games? b. Which of the control systems and techniques can be most useful to EA’s next r‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ound of business decisions, and why? 4. Please take a look at the Case #11 National Public Radio and answer following questions (25 points). a. What are the implications of NPR’s operating approach in contrast to that of for-profit media? How might this decision be related to NPR’s not-for-profit status? What kinds of issues are likely to play a role in how successful this model is, moving forward, in light of the massive consolidation of the industry? b. How does the structure of NPR relate to questions relating to branding? What about quality control? Would this kind of “organic” organizational structure work in a not-for-profit setting? Why or why not? What other kinds of businesses might benefit from this kind of loose conglomeration? Why, specifically? What about higher education? Some reminders about HW2: • This is an individual assignment. Please do not talk about your answers with each other. • If you are referring from our book or any other references, you should give that part as a reference. You cannot simply copy paste from any website any information. If you are copy paste from anywhere, this can be PLAGIARISM. It is unacceptable. You always use your own sentences. • I will out this assignment to Safe Assign software to detect any kind of Plagiarism. • Do not include the questions in the homework writing. • You should not just google the answers, google is not a good reference. You should go other textbooks or articles if you are using any references. • Late assignments will be punished by deduction 10 points each day. No HW will be accepted after 3 days of passing the due dates. Even 1 second is showing as late. • This homework writing should be somewhere between 3-5 pages (excluding cover page and references). • Please use references (articles, white pages, etc., and if you are using them, please REFER them. • Please send your FINAL VERSION of writing including references, I will not reopen HW2 for resubmission. �‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍�� This homework has total 4 questions.

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