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Shoe Company A domestic shoe company distributes running shoes and tennis shoes for $95 per pair. The marginal cost of producing a pair of running shoes is $60 and the marginal cost of producing

Shoe Company A domestic shoe company distributes running shoes and tennis shoes for $95 per pair. The marginal cost of producing a pair of running shoes is $60, and the marginal cost of producing a pair of tennis shoes is $45. A Chinese retailer offers to purchase running shoes for $55 per pair and tennis shoes for $55 per pair for distribution in China. Should the shoe company sell any shoes to the Chinese retailer? (Ignore any potential issues of bundling the two types of shoes together as part of the sale and any competitive effects that international sales might have on current domestic sales.) CHAPTER 4 EXTENT (HOW MUCH) DECISIONS 49 4-3 In-Sourcing Sales Force Five years ago, to respond to cost-cutting pressure during a weak economy, your company decided to close five sales offices employing five people each. Currently your company employs independent sales agents who earn a 2.5% commission on all sales. The economy has recently turned around, and one of your colleagues suggests that you could hire 25 people for $50,000 per employee to do the sales job as independent agents at a cost of goods sold (COGS) of only 0.5%. What concerns might you have about such an approach?

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