Case Study:Pelican Store Analysis

Pelican Stores is a subsidiary of the National Clothing concentrating operations on women apparel throughout the country. Recently, Pelican Stores conducted a promotion by giving out discount coupons to interested National Clothing Stores shoppers. Data was then collected relating to purchases made by various customers. The coupons were not issued to regular Pelican Store customers. Any sale thus made is attributed to the discount coupons issued. Data obtained shows that majority of shoppers used their proprietary cards to buy items. The following is an analysis of data obtained from Pelican Stores. Percent frequency tables Below is the percent frequencies of various variables (gender, type of customer, form of credit card, marital status, & items purchased) obtained from the data. Table 1.1: Percent frequencies for various payment methods Payment method Frequency Percent frequency Proprietary Card 70 70% Discover 4 4% MasterCard 14 14% American Express 2 2% Visa 10 10% Total 100 100%   Table 1.2: Percent frequencies by customer type Customer type Frequency Percent frequency (%) Regular 30 30 Promotional customer 70 70 Total 100 100   Table 1.3: Percent frequency by gender Gender Frequency Percent frequency (%) Male 7 7 Female 93 93 Total   Table 1.4: Percent frequency by customer marital status Marital Status Frequency Percent frequency Single 16 16% Married 84 84% Total 100 100%   Table 1.5: Percent frequency by number...
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One -Real-Time Case 29: Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart There are a number of weaknesses that Wal-Mart is currently facing. Currently, Wal-Mart is facing a number of legal lawsuits which could impact its financial position in the near future. In most of the legal proceedings, the company is forced to make accruals for the ongoing cases which impact its financial position. For instance, the company is currently engaged in a lawsuit with the Braun/Hammel as the plaintiff. In 20006, Wal-Mart was forced to pay $ 78 million after losing a lawsuit filed by a former employee (“Walmart,” 2016). Another weakness is that Wal-Mart’s business model can easily be copied by other firms. Wal-Mart lacks a unique competitive differentiator from other companies apart from its large business size. Wal-Mart is facing stiff competition from other stores such as Kmart and Target. The home consumer sales segment of Wal-Mart is also facing stiff competition from small dollar stores such as Dollar General and Family Dollar. Wal-Mart charges low prices for their...
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The Theoretical Concepts of Privilege and Oppression

General   You need to revise your text by focusing on developing your ideas by applying evidence,you also need to read in depth on your subject in order to identify critical issues concerning oppression and privilege in Australia to strengthen your essay.Apply the relevant feedback to make improvements.   Structure The wording arrangement in your text sentences is not logical.Your word order is causing an issue in comprehending what you are try to communicate without scanning what your message is.The sentences are too long and most of them are lacking grammatical and linguistic devices in order for them to make sense.You are also mixing ideas in single sentences especially the long ones. Introduction-your introduction needs to highlight the main points of your text than simply discussing the subject you will explore.You also need to state how you will execute your text. Conclusion-the conclusion needs to summarise the main points of your text.You also need to provide a way forward for your readers and close the opening thesis...
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Developmental Perspectives on Behaviour

Developmental Perspectives on Behavior Part A Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model is important in the study of human development over time, and the gene-environment interactions. Bronfenbrenner held the view that the surrounding environment had a profound and pervasive impact on an individual’s development. Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model has four distinct dimensions that are an improvement from the earlier ecological systems theory. These dimensions include: process, person, context, and lastly time (Freudenberg, Klitzman, & Saegert, 2009). The process dimension involves the interaction between an organism and the environment, and the energy exchanges that occur between them. The person is the individual who shows distinct characteristics. The context in which events occur and time are also crucial in the model. Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model also highlights the importance of various levels of the environment which he referred to as systems namely microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem. The microsystem represents the direct environment that individuals come into contact with on daily basis (In Cicchetti & In Cohen, 2006). This...
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The Seven Social Sciences

Question The Social Sciences Complete and submit this assignment by the due date to receive full credit. Rank the seven social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) according to what you believe is their importance and influence on the people in a modern society. Answer: 1. Psychology Sociology Political Science History Economics Anthropology Geography Write a persuasive essay that defends your ranking of the seven social sciences. Use specific facts and details from your personal experiences and reading to support your point of view. Review the Grading Assignment Rubric and the Persuasive Essay sheet before writing your essay. Answer THE SOCIAL SCIENCES The seven social sciences can be ranked according to their importance and influence in the society. They can be ranked from first to seven in the following order: psychology, sociology, political science, history, economics, anthropology, and geography (Blossfeld, H. P., Hamerle, A., & Mayer, K. U. 2014). The most significant social society is psychology while the least significant is geography....
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Online Retailing-amazon

Online Retailing The articles examine the evolving apparel industry with regard to consumer tastes and preferences. In the recent past, customers are increasingly shopping online for their apparel. This has led to sustained growth in Amazon, one of the largest online retailers (Safdar 1). The increasing popularity of Amazon.com as a favorable shopping destination has significantly eroded the traditional apparel retailer’s market share. To overcome the stiff competition, some brick-and-mortar stores such as Gap are considering listing their products on Amazon.com. Although Gap and other apparel stores may increase sales by listing products on Amazon.com, there is a possibility that this may discourage customers from visiting the brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon has continually re-injected profits into the business as capital over the last two decades (Gottfried 1). This has led to significant growth, which is a big threat to the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The connection between the articles is that they view Amazon.com as a formidable force in the apparel market; one...
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Social Policy on Single-Use Plastics and Microbeads

Social Policy on Single-Use Plastics and Microbeads

Social Policy on Single-Use Plastics and Microbeads Social policy relates to the social arrangements that affect people’s everyday life. Policymaking aims at establishing collective solutions to problems affecting people in their everyday lives. Policymaking is a concerted action, which entails the collaboration of various bodies or authorities. It may involve the local communities and authorities or even the national government. The development of social policies is influenced by various factors such as influence of politics, lobbying by various interest groups such as private organizations, public interests, and among others. In Australia, there has been efforts by various groups to ban single-use plastic bags and the application of microbeads in the production of beauty products. The main contention is that non-biodegradable plastic materials contributes towards environmental pollution, reaching worrying levels. Policymakers have proposed plans to ban the single-use plastic bags in shopping, recommending the adoption of thicker plastic bags and total elimination of microbeads in manufacturing. Social need identified by evidence based research There...
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Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia

Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia

Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia The Problem In the last decade, a great number of asylum seekers and refugees, cramped in small boats, are increasingly trying to enter Australia. Some of these individuals are escaping the vagaries of war, while others are in search of greener pastures. The Australian government has in turn enacted strict policies and border controls measures meant to deter asylum seekers from entering Australia. Of major concern, reports of major human rights abuses have emerged over the recent past. Human rights violations targeting asylum seekers include torture, police harassment and brutality, arbitrary detention, and deportation to home countries (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2013). The policies adopted by the national government have elicited divisions among various factions. While some factions feel that the country should allow asylum seekers into the country, others feel this may be a potential security threat. This report will examine the various policy responses in relation to the issue of asylum seekers...
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Collated Research Critique and Report of Proposed Research

Collated Research Critique and Report of Proposed Research

Collated Research Critique and Report of Proposed Research Abstract Impact of Social Inclusion among Persons Living With Disabilities Social exclusion is one of the greatest challenges that people living with disabilities face. Social exclusion and marginalization of the disabled occurs at various levels of society, including learning institutions. Traditionally, people living with various disabilities attend special institutions meant to cater to their special needs. Over the last decade, there have been a progressive shift in the education policies in favor of inclusive education. In this type of education, persons with disabilities are accommodated in mainstream classrooms, fostering interactions with normal students. Nonetheless, some countries are yet to implement inclusive education in their educational curriculum, preferring to use special schools for the disabled. Special needs education aims at providing a conducive environment to the disabled that is less restrictive. Available literature indicates that inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream education has significant positive benefits compared to special needs education. Nonetheless, inclusion in mainstream...
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Prof Prac Research Assessments-Annotated Bibliography

Prof Prac Research Assessments-Annotated Bibliography

Prof Prac Research Assessments -Annotated Bibliography Trani, J. F., & Loeb, M. (2012). Poverty and disability: A vicious circle? Evidence from Afghanistan and Zambia. Journal of International Development, 24(4): 19–52. The duo analyses the relationship between disability and poverty, specifically trying to establish the robustness of the relationship. The research analyses data collected from household surveys conducted in Zambia and Afghanistan. An exploratory analysis was used to establish the relationship between the two concepts. Logistic regression was also used to determine the relationship between disability and poverty. The interdependency between disability and poverty is evaluated from different angles, and not just from an income perspective. The results indicate that that poverty is closely linked to lack of education opportunities, lower access to health facilities, and substantial unequal opportunities in the job market segment. The research focuses on multiple dimensions of poverty including non-monetary aspects such as well-being of the disabled. The specific aspects considered include life expectancy, health aspects, basic education, shelter,...
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