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From the first e-Activity, imagine this company acting as a monopoly was to have a new competitor arrive in the marketplace.

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DQ#1″Monopolies” Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, imagine this company acting as a monopoly was to have a new competitor arrive in the marketplace. Assess how the monopoly would likely change its pricing strategy to compensate for the new competition.

From the first e-Activity, speculate how the monopolist could be more efficient in the long-run considering new competition has entered the marketplace.


“Oligopoly” Please respond to the following:

From the second e-Activity, assess the marketing and pricing strategies, for example rebates, to determine the goal(s) of the marketing and pricing strategies for one of the companies you researched. Make one recommendation for changes that the company should make to better maximize profits.

The Internet has made shopping for airline tickets efficient for the consumer. As a result, the industry overall is price sensitive. Suggest how the airlines can maximize profits while avoiding price wars.



“Consent for Treatment” Please respond to the following:

Ms. Davis, a patient at XYZ facility, had a difficult time sleeping and was given something to put her sleep at approximately 3:00 a.m. A form was given to Ms. Davis to sign for surgery while going in and out of sleep at approximately 7:00 a.m. following the sleep medication. Was this an express consent or implied consent? Explain your answer. As the head administrator of the facility, discuss what concerns you have and what would you do with the person who presented Ms. Davis with the consent.

A minor with a gunshot wound was rushed to the emergency room. The parents had not arrived yet. After rushing the minor to surgery, the medical team realized consent for surgery had not been signed. Explain what kind of consent should be obtained. Speculate on how often this kind of consent is applied and discuss your thoughts.


“A Tax-Free Health Care Organization” Please respond to the following:

Memorial Today Hospital is a teaching institution that provides community benefits and charity services to a large population of indigents in exchange for a tax-exemption status. Explain how the Health Reform Law of 2011 could impact the health care organization and its tax exemption status if it remains law.

Explain under what circumstances Memorial Today Hospital will be subject to income taxation. Discuss what this means to you as the administrator of the facility.


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