You have been provided with a large database of water quality data collected as part of the National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) which was developed to provide long term monitoring of the health of New Zealand’s river systems (see details in Davies-Colley et al. 2011). The NRWQN is comprised of sets of sites distributed across regions. Within each region there are ‘baseline’ and ‘impact’ rivers. Baseline rivers have minimal human impact and are intended to serve as reference conditions. Impact rivers contain a variety of types of human activities in the catchments representative of the region. The sites have been sampled monthly from 2000 to 2013 for a variety of water quality parameters. You will need to extract the relevant data from the spread sheet to address the points which have been mentioned in ‘Water Quality Assessment Report Guidelines’. READ THE WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT REPORT GUIDELINES CAREFULLY. It has everything regarding the assignment. Do follow the reference style which have been mentioned in the guidelines. Secondly, For time trend analysis the software can be downloaded from this website link: https://www.niwa.co.nz/freshwater/management-tools/water-quality-tools/analysis-of-water-quality-trends

Please answer the below 6 questions:

 

1. Chapter 7: Mass customization of products has become a common approach in manufacturing organizations. Explain the ways in which mass customization can be applied to service firms as well.

 

2. Chapter 7: A top executive claimed that superior management is a craft technology because the work contains intangibles (such as handling personnel, interpreting the environment, and coping with unusual situations that have to be learned through experience). If this is true, is it appropriate to teach management in a business school? Does teaching management from a textbook assume that the manager’s job is analyzable and, therefore, that formal training rather than experience is most important?

 

3. Chapter 8: Do you believe that technology will eventually enable high-level managers to do their job with little face-to-face communication?

 

4. Chapter 9: Look through several recent issues of a business magazine (Fortune, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, etc.) and find examples of 2 companies that are using approaches to busting bureaucracy. Explain the techniques that these companies are applying.

 

5. Chapter 9: Do you believe that a no growth philosophy of management should be taught in business schools?

 

6. How can/should a biblical worldview be applied?