Lower Division Capstone assignment (Week 4)

Your manager believes in learning from other companies’ success stories as well as stories of failure. In particular, she likes to apply various management theories when possible, rather than starting from the beginning every time a decision has to be made. She asks you to write a memo to her addressing the following:

From any recent or current event in the news, discuss and explain the use of these two specific theories that the firms you researched believed in

  • In the human resource area, moving toward an employee empowerment culture
  • In the marketing area, the theory of penetration pricing

For each of these two, explain the following:

  • The issue being addressed that gave rise to employing these theories
  • How the theory being followed leads to specific actions on the part of the company
  • Results achieved
  • If you had been the senior manager in these situations, at those companies, how might you have addressed the situation any differently? What other theory could have been the basis for the decision.  

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Unit Materials

Unit 4 Course Materials


Instructor comments about the assignment:

For the Unit 4 assignment you need to explain 2 theories, one in the human resource area and one in the marketing area. You need to explain why the company implemented these theories and address the issues that gave rise to using these theories. You need to explain how the theory being followed leads to specific actions.  Please make sure to list the results that were achieved and also what you would have done differently in this situation.  List any other theories you might have used.  This assignment needs to be in a memo format.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.