Discuss, with reasons, whether they fall into the category of applied or basic research;
b. for Scenario 1, explain, with reasons, who will conduct the research (i.e. internal researcher or external researcher)

Scenario 1 To acquire or not to acquire: that is the question
Companies are very interested in acquiring other firms, even when the latter operate in totally unrelated realms of business. For example, Coca-Cola has announced that it wants to buy China Huiyuan Juice Group in an effort to expand its activities in one of the world’s fastest-growing beverage markets. Such acquisitions are claimed to “work miracles.” However, given the volatility of the stock market and the slowing down of business, many companies are not sure whether such acquisitions involve too much risk. At the same time, they also wonder if they are missing out on a great business opportunity if they fail to take such risks. Some research is needed here!

Scenario 2 Reasons for absenteeism
A university professor wanted to analyze in depth the reasons for absenteeism of employees in organizations. Fortunately, a company within 20 miles of the campus employed her as a consultant to study that very issue.

Scenario 3 Effects of service recovery on customer satisfaction
A research scientist wants to investigate the question: What is the most effective way for an organization to recover from a service failure? Her objective is to provide guidelines for establishing the proper “fit” between service failure and service recovery that will generalize across a variety of service industries.

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