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egulation of Mergers
Government regulation of mergers and expansion in the smartphone operating systems market primarily protects consumers and encourages free market competition. There are antitrust laws that protect wireless consumers and promote competition against monopolistic practices.
Simply put government regulation is needed to allow more competitors to enter the market. Therefore offering consumers more innovative smartphone operating system choices and options.
Another advantage of regulation is to ensure pricing of products is not overly burdensome to consumers or generating an unreasonable profit for the corporations involved.
Mergers should not unfairly take advantage of consumers or force them to use their products or services due to dominating by monopolistic strategies.
Intervention of Government in Mergers
The rational of the Department of Justice overseeing regulations concerning mergers of corporations is to ensure free or open market competition (Stewart, 2011). This allows multiple software companies to develop new technological products that differentiate smartphones from one another. Thereby giving….
Ferner, M. (2011). 11 credit card apps swipers for iPhone, android, and blackberry. Practical Commerce. Retrieved February 27, 2012 from http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/2497-11-Credit-Card-Apps-Swipers-for-iPhone-Android-and-BlackBerry
Michaels, R.J. (2011). Transitions and strategies. South Western Cengage Learning.
Stewart, J.B. (2011). Antitrust suit is simple calculus. Retrieved February 27, 2012 from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/business/att-and-t-mobile-merger-is-a-textbook-case.html?pagewanted=all
TabletPCDevices.com. (2010). Tablet PC reviews and comparisons. Retrieved February 27, 2012 from http://www.tabletpcdevices.com/
In order to make its monitoring and revising effective, an institution ought to predict, as best it can, how many minorities and women it would select over time, were it successfully nondiscriminating. Organizations were expected to set and meet goals for hiring women and minorities; they were forced to analyze their hiring and retention processes. Previously, an organization with strictly white male leadership never had to think twice about why that was. Were only white males qualified for the job or was it discrimination at work? Organizations now had to qualify and quantify their activities as well as scrutinize their hiring and retention practices. They were now forced to answer the hard questions. Such as why are women only hired as secretaries or why do blacks leave the firm at a much higher rate than whites? Organizations face a shifting landscape where the population is no longer majority white….
Bohlander, G. & Snell, S. (15th ed.). (2010). Managing Human Resources (618).
Mason, Ohio: South-Western, Cengage Learning.
Styles, Marquita. (1995). The Origins of Affirmative Action. Retrieved on March 10, 2010 from: http://www.now.org/nnt/08-95/affirmhs.html
The 'No One Deserves His or Her Talents' Argument for Affirmative
chools are arranged in a prison-like fashion, making it difficult for children to be motivated or to learn. They are then robbed of opportunities to make something of their later lives. In this way, it becomes a cycle of poverty for parents, their children, and also for future generations.
Government regulations that drive the cost of living beyond the grasp of those with lower income levels complicates the issue further. This is therefore a significant obstacle in meeting the needs of the target population, the children of Louisiana. Government regulations in combination with a lack of adequate funding for programs to help these children, make it very difficult for the social professional to uplift such children from their circumstances. Indeed, the situation in Louisiana, not only for children, but also for families, have been very difficult both before and since the hurricane. This is not least so because the government….
National Association of Child Welfare. (2007). "Child Welfare Initiative." http://www.naswdc.org/pressroom/initiatives/childWelfare/cwInitiative.asp
National Center for Children in Poverty. (2006). "Who are America' Poor Children? http://www.nccp.org/pub_cpt05b.html
Smith, Bob. (2007, March 20). "Creating poverty - one thing government does successfully. http://libertyed.org/noforce/2007/03/creating-poverty-one-thing-government.html
government regulation is needed, citing the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy.
Markets can serve as efficient methods to distribute and allocate resources. However, there are many cases in which the system can actually produce severe inefficiencies. One problem that the world is currently facing is accounting for externalities; especially in regards to environmental issues and climate change (Tietenberg & Lewis, 2000). Other examples can include monopolistic conditions in which firms can charge more for their products and services than under conditions of competition.
Other inefficient economic conditions that can arise under situations of monopoly or oligopoly are that there are significant barriers to entry in the industry. These barriers are constructed by factors such as high fixed costs, availability of resources, and brand loyalty. Smaller firms that wish to enter the market will not have the necessary resources to compete with these large firms. Also in the….
Close, A. (N.d.). Decomposing Brand Loyalty. Retrieved from Terry College of Business: http://faculty.unlv.edu/angeline/CloseLoyaltyLogit.pdf
Fich, E., Rice, E., & Tran, A. (2011, July 21). Merger bonuses, synergies, and target shareholder wealth. Retrieved from MBS: https://research.mbs.ac.uk/accounting-finance/Portals/0/docs/Merger%20bonuses,%20snergies,%20and%20target%20shareholder%20wealth.pdf
Michaels, R. (N.d.). Electricity and Regulation. Retrieved from Economics and Liberty: http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/ElectricityandItsRegulation.html
Tietenberg, T., & Lewis, L. (2000). Natural Resource Economics. New York: Pearson.
AP ire. (8 Mar 2005) "Anti - Monopoly Agency Rules Against Intel. The New York Times. Business News. Retrieved 8 Mar 2005 at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Japan-Intel.html
One of the central concerns regarding government regulation of businesses and the establishment of monopolies is to protect the consumer by creating an open sphere of market competition. But what of a marketplace where a non-sanctioned monopoly has ensued where the consumer is not being unduly harmed? The economic theory of supply and demand holds that when supplies are kept artificially low, prices are kept artificially high. Traditionally, the defense against prohibiting monopolies are that "in a market that has only one or few suppliers of a good or service, the producer(s) can control price, meaning that a consumer does not have choice, cannot maximize his or her total utility, and has have very little influence over price." (Investopedia, 2005) But even when a firm does not….
AP Wire. (8 Mar 2005) "Anti - Monopoly Agency Rules Against Intel. The New York Times. Business News. Retrieved 8 Mar 2005 at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Japan-Intel.html
Investopedia. (2005) "Economics Basics: Monopolies, Oligopolies, and Perfect Competition." Investopedia.com. Retrieved 6 March 2005 at http://www.investopedia.com/university/economics/economics6.asp
Government regulations may have played a role in the creation of the crisis, but there were many causes of the crisis and indeed many different negative outcomes. The credit crisis in particular occurred when the financial system began to collapse under the weight of bad assets that had been purchased under the assumption that they were AAA quality. This calls to account three areas where added regulation could have at least mitigated the fallout from the credit crisis.
The first set of regulations would have been with respect to leverage in the banking system. Too many banks carried too much leverage, mainly in their investment banking operations. As a result, when the bottom fell out of the MBS market, these banks developed solvency problems. As a general rule, banks that did not take on too much debt did not have solvency problems, and would have been able to keep lending. Naturally,….
Government regulation affects the international expansion in a few different ways. In China, most banks are state-owned. Those that are not, such as Minsheng, still are subject to considerable regulation. The government had to approve the purchase of the shared in UCBH, and it had to approve UCBH's purchase of BDB. The bank is free to pursue whatever opportunities it desires, but all transactions that involve overseas expansion are subject to government approval, and the process is not particularly transparent. It is expected, however, that the regulatory regime is going to be less strict in the future, following China's accession to the World Trade Organization. As regulations decrease, opportunities both for Chinese banks to expand internationally, but also for foreign banks to move into the Chinese market.
That said, the government still controls "the establishment, registration, scope, qualification, supervision, dissolution and liquidation of foreign financial institutions" in the country, and….
Healthcare Government egulations
The role of government regulatory agencies and government regulations in general is particularly important in health care. The reasons for this are many, but the most important of those reasons is that health care delivery is a special case with regard to consumer use, as to some degree all individuals have the right to safe and ethical treatment and treatment that above all else does no harm. Government regulatory agencies and government regulations therefore become a sort of watch dog for healthcare, attempting to make sure that treatment to all patients is safe, ethical and equitable. Government regulatory agencies are especially keen on identifying universal barriers to health care by establishing public insurance, rules and regulations as well as funding and also attempting to eradicate some of the health care disparities that exist today. To do so they have created and regulate many pieces of legislation that serve….
By the Numbers. (2011). Modern Healthcare, 41(27), 9.
Prial, D. (2007, July 18). A painful prescription. Record, The (Hackensack, NJ).
Rothstein, M.A. (2011). Currents in Contemporary Bioethics. Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(1), 91-95. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2011.00553.x
Webster, P. (2011). Value of e-prescribing questioned. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, 183(14), 1575.
government's anti-trust regulations in the case of PeaceHealth, a non-profit health system that operates several hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. PeaceHealth, based in Bellevue, has steadily acquired several rural hospitals in ashington, Oregon and Alaska. Because of its broad network, PeaceHealth has become the object of government anti-trust legislation.
In 2002, the Oregon-based McKenzie-illamette Hospital filed an anti-trust lawsuit against PeaceHealth. McKenzie-illamette claimed that Peacehealth gave regional insurers deep discounts and different rates for the same services. This practice involved healthcare insurance companies like Providence Health Care Plan and Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield. According to the McKenzie-illamette, Peacehealth cut its rates for Regence, in return for the removal of McKenzie-illamette from Regence's preferred provider list. Similarly, Peacehealth's discounted rates for HMO services resulted in the removal of McKenzie-illamette from Providence's list of preferred healthcare providers (Harwood 2004).
In the anti-trust lawsuit, McKenzie-illamette charged that its patient visits declined as a….
Government Regulations and Hospice
Government Regulations Affecting Health Care in Hospice
Regulations Affecting Health Care in Hospice
Impact of rules on Hospice services
This paper focuses on how government regulations impact hospice. The paper starts off with an introduction to the hospice system that was revived by a nurse, Cecily Saunders, who then went on to become a physician, establishing one of the first modern hospices. The concept of total pain is explained in some detail. The body of the paper then includes the studies that have been conducted on patients and caregivers in hospice systems as well as on people who died after they were diagnosed with terminal illness resulting in death in six months following the prognosis. The overall conclusion that can be drawn here is that while in Japan there is a marked need for improving the Day hospice system, the American hospice industry is acting as a mature competing….
American Medical Directors Association. (n.d.). White Paper on Palliative Care And Hospice In Long-Term Care. Retrieved March 10, 2012, from American Medical Directors Association: http://www.amda.com/governance/whitepapers/palliative_care.cfm
Carlson, M.D., Morrison, R.S., Holford, T.R., & Bradley, E.H. (2007). Hospice Care: What Services Do Patients and Their Families Receive? Health Services Research, 42(4), 1672-1690.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2008). Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospice Conditions of Participation; Final Rule. Federal Register, 73(109), 32088-32220.
Christakis, N.A., & Escarce, J. j. (1996). Survival of Medicare patients after enrollment In hospice programs . The New England Journal of Medicine, 172-179.
The same survey quoted by Ries noted that 92% of respondents do not trust online companies to keep personal information confidential and 82% believe that the government should regulate use of personal information by online companies. (FTC Study, 2-3)
If companies do not respond, not only will business stand in danger of being over-regulated by the government, but also consumers may not trust sites and withdraw their business. This was recognized, not by a liberal publication, but the stalwart defender of capitalism known as Business eek. To stem consumer privacy fears, the publication proposed a four-point plan to protect online consumer privacy through relatively non-invasive federal legislation. The plan has the added advantage of being similar to the data privacy requirements adopted by the European Union, another concern, given the increasingly international nature of internet commerce -- and it might be added the United States cannot afford to lag behind….
Business Week. (29 Mar 2000) "Online Privacy it's time for rules in Wonderland." Retrieved 5 Mar 2005 from www.businessweek.com.Online version, www.businessweek.com/2000/00_12/b3673001.htm
FTC. (2000) "Privacy Online." A Report to Congress. Retrieved 5 Mar 2005 from www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html
Ries, David. (2001) "Protecting online consumer privacy: an overview." Pbi.org. Retrieved 5 Mar 2005 at http://www.pbi.org/Goodies/privacy/privacy_ries.htm
The Japanese Government to usiness Model
The Japanese government has more direct control of private business. The difference is that it is doing so, as a partner to ensure that the business is able to maintain successful long-term economic growth. The government does not offer subsidies or any kind of bail outs. Instead, they help companies through loans, tax breaks and other forms of assistance. This helped to contribute to the success of the Japanese auto industry by allowing executives to focus on how their organization can grow in the future. (Johnson, 1985)
usiness, government and the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan
The Liberal Democratic Party helped to liberalize the relationship that the government would have with the auto industry. As it would be successful in helping Japan to eliminate protectionism; this is something that would allow Japanese cars to become more competitive in markets around the world. (Johnson, 1985) at which….
Automobile Industry Introduction. (2010). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from Plunkett Research website: http://www.plunkettresearch.com/Industries/AutomobilesTrucks/AutomobileTrends/tabid/89/Default.aspx
CAFE Overview. (2010). Retrieved May 6, 2010, from NHTSA website: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/cafe/overview.htm
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines. (n.d.). Retrieved May 6, 2010 from NHTSA website: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/fmvss/index.html
G8's Gradual Move. (2008, January 25). Retrieved May 6, 2010, Council of Foreign Relations website: http://www.cfr.org/publication/13640/
For the government and the companies involved, the resultant lack of competition is easily controlled in terms of what is broadcast. The government can then more easily dictate what the public is to receive via the airwaves. For the companies involved, increased growth means increased revenue and success.
For the public, the most obvious disadvantage of the lack of competition means a probably lack of objectivity in broadcasting. This has implications for the ideals of freedom of the press and the public right for accurate information. On the other hand, an advantage is an increase of choice in terms of products offered by the large broadcast networks. Some for example have begun to offer Internet broadcasting stations, providing users with a wider variety of listening choices.
According to ret a. Fausett (2003), the FCC's new directive towards FM radio during the 1960s stimulated healthy competition and experimentation. New audiences were targeted….
Governments should limit their interference in market progress.
The recent Presidential election was billed as a choice between two visions for America. Unfortunately for voters, there are many other visions that were not presented as viable options. If those options had been presented, voters may have chosen them. One such alternative political philosophy is libertarianism, which makes the case that government should interfere as little as possible in the daily lives of Americans. This is especially true in the economic realm -- whether it is regulation or tax handouts to powerful donor lobbies, the two big parties are equally culpable for creating needles burden that constricts the growth of the American economic engine.
Decentralization of government is a key concept. Manor (1999) notes that there has been a trend towards the decentralization of government worldwide. This trend is occurring because governments realize that decentralization can spur economic growth and alleviate rural poverty….
Ehrlich, I. & Lui, F. (1999) Bureaucratic growth and endogenous economic growth. Journal of Political Economy. Vol. 107 (6) 270-293.
Krueger, A. (1990). Government failures in development. NBER Working Paper #3340. Retrieved November 16, 2012 from http://www.nber.org/papers/w3340.pdf
Manor, J. (1999). The political economy of democratic decentralization. The World Bank. Retrieved November 16, 2012 from http://elibrary.worldbank.org/content/book/9780821344705
Qian, Y. & Weingast, B. (1999). Federalism as a commitment to preserving market incentives. Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol 11 (4) 83-92.
Developing a Federal Acquisition Team: everse Engineering a Standard Forestry Project to Determine Team equirements
The selected project is controlled by the Forestry Department, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, placing the project under the auspices of Chapter 4 for the Federal Acquisition egulations, which themselves make up Title 48 of the Code of Federal egulations (e-CF, 2012). elevant paragraphs include a provision that all Head of Contracting Activities (HCAs) comply with FA 7.103, detailed further below (e-CF, 2012, Title 48, Chapter 4, Part 407, par. 407.103). In addition, paragraph 407.503 of the same chapter provides provisions for the determination of whether or not a proposed contracting function is "inherently governmental" according to FA 7.503(e), and also sets out rules for settling disputes when there is not agreement on this issue (e-CF, 2012). It is not expected that this will be of issue in this case, however,….
egulation of Mergers Government regulation of mergers and expansion in the smartphone operating systems market primarily protects consumers and encourages free market competition. There are antitrust laws that protect wireless…Read Full Paper ❯
In order to make its monitoring and revising effective, an institution ought to predict, as best it can, how many minorities and women it would select over time,…Read Full Paper ❯
chools are arranged in a prison-like fashion, making it difficult for children to be motivated or to learn. They are then robbed of opportunities to make something of…Read Full Paper ❯
government regulation is needed, citing the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Markets can serve as efficient methods to distribute and allocate resources. However, there are…Read Full Paper ❯
AP ire. (8 Mar 2005) "Anti - Monopoly Agency Rules Against Intel. The New York Times. Business News. Retrieved 8 Mar 2005 at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Japan-Intel.html One of the central concerns regarding…Read Full Paper ❯
Economics Government regulations may have played a role in the creation of the crisis, but there were many causes of the crisis and indeed many different negative outcomes. The credit…Read Full Paper ❯
Minsheng Bank Government regulation affects the international expansion in a few different ways. In China, most banks are state-owned. Those that are not, such as Minsheng, still are subject to…Read Full Paper ❯
Healthcare Government egulations The role of government regulatory agencies and government regulations in general is particularly important in health care. The reasons for this are many, but the most important…Read Full Paper ❯
government's anti-trust regulations in the case of PeaceHealth, a non-profit health system that operates several hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. PeaceHealth, based in Bellevue, has steadily acquired several…Read Full Paper ❯
Government Regulations and Hospice Government Regulations Affecting Health Care in Hospice Hospice Regulations Affecting Health Care in Hospice Impact of rules on Hospice services Annotated Bibliography This paper focuses on how government regulations impact hospice.…Read Full Paper ❯
The same survey quoted by Ries noted that 92% of respondents do not trust online companies to keep personal information confidential and 82% believe that the government should…Read Full Paper ❯
(Reich, 2009) The Japanese Government to usiness Model The Japanese government has more direct control of private business. The difference is that it is doing so, as a partner to ensure…Read Full Paper ❯
Communication - Journalism
For the government and the companies involved, the resultant lack of competition is easily controlled in terms of what is broadcast. The government can then more easily dictate…Read Full Paper ❯
Governments should limit their interference in market progress. The recent Presidential election was billed as a choice between two visions for America. Unfortunately for voters, there are many other visions…Read Full Paper ❯
Transportation - Environmental Issues
Government Solicitation Developing a Federal Acquisition Team: everse Engineering a Standard Forestry Project to Determine Team equirements FA Provisions The selected project is controlled by the Forestry Department, which is part of…Read Full Paper ❯