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STOCK MARKET REACTIONS DURING FIRST AND SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

TOPIC: STOCK MARKET REACTIONS DURING FIRST AND SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The companies that we chose are Amazon, Alibaba, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Canadian Tire. “E-commerce industry.” (First wave of pandemic is first 6 months (Jan 1st to June 31st). (Second wave of pandemic is last 6 months (July 1st to December 31st).Stick to the rubric. Only do the part 4. No need to do the other parts.

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Part 1) In a single Word document, complete the Case Study, Hanover, Inc. Managerial Report. Submission should comply with APA 7th ed. (LO1) (LO2) (LO3)

Summary:
Part 1) In a single Word document, complete the Case Study, Hanover, Inc. Managerial Report. Submission should comply with APA 7th ed. (LO1) (LO2) (LO3)
Part 2) Create a management PowerPoint presentation of the case, Hanover, Inc. Managerial Report. The presentation is to be a minimum of 12 slides and a maximum of 15 slides. (LO1) (LO2) (LO3)

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Imagine that this presentation is being delivered to organizational leaders. You are trying to make a case for why the organization should have a data analytics mindset, why data projects are so important, and a process for how all data projects should be managed

Imagine that this presentation is being delivered to organizational leaders. You are trying to make a case for why the organization should have a data analytics mindset, why data projects are so important, and a process for how all data projects should be managed. More to follow. But quite doable requirements: 10

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Effective leaders understand that actions must be based on facts. Which facts are most important, however, depends on how the problem is framed. Failure to adequately define the problem can set in motion a series of misguided undertakings in which irrelevant data are gathered, unnecessary analyses are completed, and unsupported decisions are made.

Board Brief Part A – Framing the Problem/Opportunity
Overview
Effective leaders understand that actions must be based on facts. Which facts are most important, however, depends on how the problem is framed. Failure to adequately define the problem can set in motion a series of misguided undertakings in which irrelevant data are gathered, unnecessary analyses are completed, and unsupported decisions are made. The first step in developing your Board Brief is to craft a clear statement of the problem/opportunity, and then determine which data are most critical to solving that problem. This is your opportunity to begin using the business analytics tools that will guide you throughout your Project.
Instructions
For all assignments in your Project, your work will be based on the organization you identified in your Discussion Question post. In this assignment, you will submit a 2 to 3-page paper in which you will include a brief overview of market conditions and develop a clear and well-focused problem/opportunity statement. This requires you to provide sufficient background on the competitive environment and the organization to accurately frame the problem for your Board. Your deliverables are:
1. Present a brief overview of market conditions, the competitive environment, and the strengths and weaknesses of your organization relative to your competitors. You should draw on one of the methodologies you have studied (such as Jack’s 5 Step Strategy Framework, SWOT, PESTEL, or Porter’s Five Forces) to guide you, but DO NOT present a full-blown market analysis to the Board. Your Board members will already possess significant knowledge of the market and the company, so use this overview to set the stage for the rest of your brief. Distill your overview down to 2 components.
a. First, provide a general overview of market conditions, trends, and big issues. For example, you may begin with a line such as “As you know, we have experienced considerable challenges in this space over the last two years…”
b. Then, summarize the competitive environment. Open with a sentence such as “Our biggest competitor ABC has made bold steps to develop X and has made significant gains in market share in Y. This has presented us with a number of challenges…”
2. Problem/Opportunity Statement
Following your overview, identify the specific problem or opportunity that, if properly addressed, will have a significant positive impact on the success of the organization. This will include your “testable hypothesis” for which you will gather and analyze data to validate in your next assignment. To accomplish this:
a. Define a clear problem or opportunity that addresses what is important to the organization in order to meaningfully improve its competitive strength. Note: It is expected that you will refine the problem/opportunity statement you drafted for your Discussion Question, leveraging the feedback you received from your classmates and professor.
b. Identify key data and metrics you will study that are relevant to addressing the problem/opportunity.
c. Identify stakeholders who will be involved in addressing the problem/opportunity. At this stage, you do not need to name specific people, but you must identify functions, departments, geographical areas, etc., that will be impacted. You must also explain the nature of the potential impact.
d. Include relevant information on previous experiences or findings related to this problem/opportunity. This information may be noted in an appendix if that is more appropriate for context and flow.
Formatting and Submission Requirements
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, and the course title and date
Include a references page with your sources
The cover page and the references page are not included in the required page length
Use professional font (Times New Roman or Arial), 10-12 font size, and double-space
Use headings to identify main topics and subtopics
Separate paragraphs by a single space

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What is an instrumental variable in linear regression? How do instrumental variables improve causal inference?

What is an instrumental variable in linear regression? How do instrumental variables improve causal inference? Please answer both of these questions and give an example of an instrumental variable.
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]
[Your initial post should be at least 400+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

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What are businesses hoping to achieve through social media marketing?

Begin your report by answering the following questions and then analyze the companies as follows.
What are businesses hoping to achieve through social media marketing?
What are the different types of social media?
Why is it important to target your audience?
What message do business want to send to their audience with social media marketing?
How effective is social media marketing?
What are the advantages of social media?
Choose TWO companies from the following list and describe their social media marketing strategies and then compare them.
Chipotle
Dove
Nike
Red Bull
Lego
Starbucks
Wayfair
Oreo
Coca Cola
Pizza Hut
Old Spice
Staples
Zappos
Charmin
JetBlue
Which company do you think has a better strategy? Why?
How could each company improve their strategy?
Feel free to any other thoughts you may have.
Guidelines for Research Papers
Word-processed
(3-5 pages)
Double spaced
One- inch margins
Font-Times New Roman
Size- 12

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Effective leaders understand that actions must be based on facts. Which facts are most important, however, depends on how the problem is framed. Failure to adequately define the problem can set in motion a series of misguided undertakings in which irrelevant data are gathered, unnecessary analyses are completed, and unsupported decisions are made. The first step in developing your Board Brief is to craft a clear statement of the problem/opportunity, and then determine which data are most critical to solving that problem.

Board Brief Part A – Framing the Problem/Opportunity
Overview
Effective leaders understand that actions must be based on facts. Which facts are most important, however, depends on how the problem is framed. Failure to adequately define the problem can set in motion a series of misguided undertakings in which irrelevant data are gathered, unnecessary analyses are completed, and unsupported decisions are made. The first step in developing your Board Brief is to craft a clear statement of the problem/opportunity, and then determine which data are most critical to solving that problem. This is your opportunity to begin using the business analytics tools that will guide you throughout your Project.
Instructions
For all assignments in your Project, your work will be based on the organization you identified in your Discussion Question post. In this assignment, you will submit a 2 to 3-page paper in which you will include a brief overview of market conditions and develop a clear and well-focused problem/opportunity statement. This requires you to provide sufficient background on the competitive environment and the organization to accurately frame the problem for your Board. Your deliverables are:
1. Present a brief overview of market conditions, the competitive environment, and the strengths and weaknesses of your organization relative to your competitors. You should draw on one of the methodologies you have studied (such as Jack’s 5 Step Strategy Framework, SWOT, PESTEL, or Porter’s Five Forces) to guide you, but DO NOT present a full-blown market analysis to the Board. Your Board members will already possess significant knowledge of the market and the company, so use this overview to set the stage for the rest of your brief. Distill your overview down to 2 components.
a. First, provide a general overview of market conditions, trends, and big issues. For example, you may begin with a line such as “As you know, we have experienced considerable challenges in this space over the last two years…”
b. Then, summarize the competitive environment. Open with a sentence such as “Our biggest competitor ABC has made bold steps to develop X and has made significant gains in market share in Y. This has presented us with a number of challenges…”
2. Problem/Opportunity Statement
Following your overview, identify the specific problem or opportunity that, if properly addressed, will have a significant positive impact on the success of the organization. This will include your “testable hypothesis” for which you will gather and analyze data to validate in your next assignment. To accomplish this:
a. Define a clear problem or opportunity that addresses what is important to the organization in order to meaningfully improve its competitive strength. Note: It is expected that you will refine the problem/opportunity statement you drafted for your Discussion Question, leveraging the feedback you received from your classmates and professor.
b. Identify key data and metrics you will study that are relevant to addressing the problem/opportunity.
c. Identify stakeholders who will be involved in addressing the problem/opportunity. At this stage, you do not need to name specific people, but you must identify functions, departments, geographical areas, etc., that will be impacted. You must also explain the nature of the potential impact.
d. Include relevant information on previous experiences or findings related to this problem/opportunity. This information may be noted in an appendix if that is more appropriate for context and flow.
Formatting and Submission Requirements
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, and the course title and date
Include a references page with your sources
The cover page and the references page are not included in the required page length
Use professional font (Times New Roman or Arial), 10-12 font size, and double-space
Use headings to identify main topics and subtopics
Separate paragraphs by a single space

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While most applications of blockchain technology have emerged in the financial sector (for example, Zcash, Circle, and Abra), its practical applications go beyond finance, because essentially any type of digital asset can be tracked and traded through a blockchain.

While most applications of blockchain technology have emerged in the financial sector (for example, Zcash, Circle, and Abra), its practical applications go beyond finance, because essentially any type of digital asset can be tracked and traded through a blockchain. Many different industries are experimenting in the blockchain space, even though this experimentation is still in its early stages. Examples range from medical records (MedRec, PokitDok), to digital rights and micropayments (Brave Browser, Ascribe, Open Music Initiative), identity systems (uPort), and supply chains (Everledger, Hyperledger).For your literature review this week, you are required to choose a blockchain initiative that interests you. It could be an existing application that you have come across in your own research, one of the examples listed above, or an idea that you may have for blockchain technology as a solution to a business problem.You are to review the literature on your blockchain initiative and discuss problems and gaps that have been identified in the literature. You will expand on the issue and how researchers have attempted to examine that issue by collecting data – you are NOT collecting data, just reporting on how researchers did their collection.
Paper Layout:Title Page
Table of contents:Use a Microsoft Enabled Table of Contents feature.
Background:Describe the issue, discuss the problem, and elaborate on any previous attempts to examine that issue. Be sure to discuss similar blockchain initiatives here.
Research Questions:In the identified problem area that you are discussing, what were the research questions that were asked? Be sure to include main research questions from all the literature you are reviewing.
Methodology:What approach did the researcher use, qualitative, quantitative, survey, case study? Describe the population that was chosen. You will discuss the methodology for all the literature you are reviewing.
Data Analysis:What were some of the findings, for example, if there were any hypotheses asked, were they supported?
Conclusions:What was the conclusion of any data collections, e.g., were research questions answered, were hypotheses supported? Be sure to also include the similarities and differences between the literature. Also discuss here the future of this blockchain initiative and if it is a viable initiative.
Paper requirements:Be a minimum of 7 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference pages.
Follow APA 7 guidelines. Be sure to conduct research on formatting literature reviews.
Your literature review should include a minimum of 8 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles. The UC Library is a great place to find resources.
Be clear and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques.