“Market Structures and Cost Management”

Midterm Exam Part 1: Chapters 1 through 4 (100 points)

Midterm Exam Part 2: Chapters 5 through 8 (100 points)

Discussion: Market Structures and Cost Management (20 point


“Market Structures and Cost Management” Please respond to the following:

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, determine the appropriate type of market structure for the situation in question. Cite at least four (4) defining characteristics that have helped you reach this decision regarding the appropriateness of the chosen structure.
  • Imagine that you are a manager of a chemical company. An accident has occurred in which chemicals leaked into the ground water nearby. The community is unaware of the accident. Compare the primary costs involved in cleaning up the water immediately (and thus confessing) versus hiding your culpability now and possibly paying more in the future. Predict the impact on profitability in both situations.
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