each one for 200 words

1. A firm has consistently adjusted its allowance account at the end of the fiscal year by adding a fixed percent of the period’s sales on account. After seven years, the balance in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts has become very large in relationship to the balance in Accounts Receivable. Give two possible explanations.

 

 

2. Growth is an important part of building a successful business. However, sometimes growth strategies don’t work. In this forum, you will analyze a failed merger/acquisition. Here’s an interesting article from ZDNet that should give you several examples to explore in greater depth. Here’s another resource https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/business/blog/best-and-worst-corporate-mergers/as well.

After selecting and researching a failed merger/acquisition, post a summary of the deal and what went wrong. Also, think about the following when formulating your responses:

· What was the innovation? Is that where the failure occurred?

· Would any tools we’ve learned so far, such as the Customer Centered Job Map, have helped?

Then, state if you think the merger/acquisition could have been successful if the circumstances were different. Describe anything you’ve learned in this class that might have improved the situation. Be sure to explain your rationale, and use course materials as references. Remember to cite your references. The summary should be at least 200 words.

After posting your summary, read at least two other summaries posted by students. For your response, post your thoughts on what could have been changed or influenced that might have improved the outcome of the failed merger/acquisition. Or if you don’t think anything would have helped, state why.

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