UC External Organizational Environment & Activity Based Costing Discussion


Question 1:

The external environment of an organization comprises of all the entities that exist outside its boundary but have significant influence on its growth and survival.  An organization has little or no control over its environment but needs to constantly monitor and adapt to these external changes. 

Share a recent example from business news about an external organizational challenge, how the company addressed it (internal factors), and what you would do differently.

Question 2:

During week five we will be focused on activity based costing and management. For your discussion board post this week I would like you to read about activity based costing. Then I would like you in your post to summarize what is meant by this concept. Then I would like you to go to page 229-230 in your textbook. Read case 5-70 and answer the three questions. 1. Is the controller, Erin Jackson, acting ethically? 2. Is the production manager, Alan Tyler, acting ethically? 3. What are Jackson’s ethical obligations? To the president? To her friend?