Assignment 3: Long-Term Investment Decisions Due
Week 9 and worth 300 points
Assume that the low-calorie frozen, microwavable
food company from Assignments 1 and 2 wants to expand and has to make some
long-term capital budgeting decisions. The company is currently facing
increases in the costs of major ingredients.
Use the Internet and Strayer databases to
research government policies and regulation.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which
you: 1.Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable
food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting
pricing strategies for making their products response to a change in price less
elastic. Provide a rationale for your response. 2.Examine the major effects
that government policies have on production and employment. Predict the
potential effects that government policies could have on your company.
3.Determine whether or not government regulation to ensure fairness in the
low-calorie, frozen microwavable food industry is needed. Cite the major
reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Provide two (2)
examples of government involvement in a similar market economy to support your
response. 4.Examine the major complexities that would arise under expansion via
capital projects. Propose key actions that the company could take in order to
prevent or address these complexities. 5.Suggest the substantive manner in
which the company could create a convergence between the interests of
stockholders and managers. Indicate the most likely impact to profitability of
such a convergence. Provide two (2) examples of instances that support your
response. 6.Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this
assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
requirements: •Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
The specific course learning outcomes associated
with this assignment are: •Propose how differences in demand and elasticity
lead managers to develop various pricing strategies. •Analyze the economic
impact of contracting, governance and organizational form within organizations.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics
and globalization. •Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and
globalization using proper writing mechanics.