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Strategic planning offers many benefits for organizations. Therefore, when creating an organization, it is important to not only consider its purpose and mission, but also the strategic plan for fulfilling that purpose. For this Discussion, you consider your vision for a non-profit or government organization and reflect on how strategic planning might benefit the organization.
Post a description of your vision for a non-profit or government organization. Include the organization’s mission statement. Then, explain how strategic planning might benefit this organization. Include how you might plan for the organization to have a positive impact on the future.

The Steeple and the People

Read the McCreary v. ACLU (2005) (addressed the issue of the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings) and the Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) (established a 3-prong test to strike a balance between establishment of religion and freedom of religion).
 
REQUIRED: You will also need to locate and incorporate TWO additional outside resources (other than the two cases provided). Your paper should use standard 12-point font, standard margins and the APA format.
The Constitution’s First Amendment provides “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…. “
 
In a 2-3-page paper analyze the two cases that you read and tell me your thoughts on how displays or practices of religious items or practices on public property or by public officials should be handled? How should they be handled in each of the following situations?

  • Government and public buildings display the Ten Commandments
  • Public school children say the pledge of allegiance
  • Ceremonial swearing in of elected officials and judges using a bible
  • Courts swearing in a witness with “so help you God”
  • Money and coins printed with “In God We Trust”

What should be the balance between the establishment of religion and the freedom of religion? Make sure you are detailed and that you support your points with examples.
 
No plagairism, safe assign will be used to detect any amount. Properly cite. 2-3 pages APA format

Long-Term Care Reimbursement

The federal and state governments are the largest payers of health care services in the United States. The largest federal programs are the Medicare and Medicaid services.

Using the information from the textbooks, lectures, and Internet resources, provide a brief summary of Medicare and Medicaid services in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document. To get up-to-date information on the programs, review the information shared on the following websites :

In your summary, include the following points:

  • An overview of the different Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The population covered under Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The services of long-term care covered under Medicare and Medicaid, including the restrictions placed on them

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Women’s Roles Then & Now

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that responds to each of the items described in the topic.
For the topic you choose:

  1. Support your ideas with specific, illustrative examples. If there are questions or points associated with your chosen topic, be sure to answer all of the listed questions and address all of the items in that topic. If your topic asks you to do several things related to the topic, be sure to do each of the things listed.
  2. While some of the topics tend to lend themselves toward particular writing genres, you are not restricted to the specific format suggested for the individual topic. For example, you may do an “interview,” a “proposal,” a “letter,” a “short story,” a “blog,” an “essay,” an “article,” or any other written genre for almost any of the topics. The project is intended to be fun as well as informative, so feel free to be creative with the delivery of your information.
  3. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text.
    Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

 

  • Women’s Roles Then & Now.Script. Script a conversation between two (2) notable women from the 18th and / or 19th century on the roles women should play in society. Within the dialogue, include:
    1. Biographical information for each woman.
    2. The historical status for women in general during the time period in which each woman lived.
    3. What opinions each of the women might have on the role the women should play in society during their lifetimes.
    4. What each of the women might think about women’s current roles.

Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Managed Care

Guidelines

  • The Project should be 7–10 pages in length, with 10-point font, and double-spaced. Include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary/conclusion, and works cited.
  • At least six authoritative outside references are required. These should be listed on the last page, titled Works Cited.
  • Appropriate citations are required.
  • Papers are due during Week 7 of this course.

Course Project Topic

  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Managed Care

Milestones
APA in-text citation is required in addition to listing all of your sources on a works cited page at the end of the document.
Please utilize the outline topic and reference information on the attachment.
Sections of Project
The Course Project must include the following sections in addition to a cover page and table of contents. It may also include other sections if you deem it necessary and appropriate.

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  • Define the Challenges and Problems Associated With Your Topic
  1. Review of the Literature
  2. Challenges/Problems Analysis
  3. Recommend Solutions
  • Implementation of Solutions
  • Justification
  1. Summary and Conclusion
  2. Works Cited

 
The following are the best practices in preparing this paper.

  1. Cover Page—Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.
  2. Table of Contents—List the main ideas and section of your paper and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be included separately.
  3. Introduction—Use a header on your paper. This will indicate you are introducing your paper.

The purpose of an introduction or opening:

  1. Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.
  2. Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
  3. Establish a tone of the document.

Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)

  • Body of Your Report—Use a header titled with the name of your project. Example: “The Development of Hotel X—A World Class Resort.” Then proceed to break out the main ideas. State the main ideas, state major points in each idea, and provide evidence. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, such as separate sections that are labeled; separate groups of paragraphs; or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation. Sections for the HSM420 Course Project are as follows.
    • Background
    • Define the Challenges and problems associated with your topic
    • Review of the literature
    • Challenges/problems analysis
    • Recommended solutions
    • Implementation of solutions
    • Justification
  • Summary and Conclusion—Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the industry.
  • Work Cited—Use the citation format as specified in the Syllabus.

Additional hints on preparing the best possible project are below.

  1. Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.
  2. Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.
  3. Complete a first draft, and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
  4. Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your report. You could use example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts.

 

LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ENTERPRISE INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (30 per cent) – 850 words

 

  1. Identify a multinational company operating in Australia. Provide a brief description of the company including the following: (250 words, 5 per cent)
  2. The industry the company operates in
  3. Number of staff in Australia

c .Number of staff globally

  1. Location of global headquarters
  2. 2. Identify any regulatory framework/s affecting the multinational company you have identified operating in Australia and discuss why and how it affects the company. For example, multinational corporations, like local companies, are subject to 30 per cent corporate tax (300 words, 15 per cent)
  3. Identify any treaties, conventions or agreements that has impacted on the products or services that multinational company provides in Australia. How does it impact the goods/services? (300 words, 10 per cent).

ALONG WITH THE REFERENCES, AT THE END SEPARATELY  ATTACH THE ARTICLES AS WELL WHICH WERE USED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Describe the ethical and legal considerations of a professional strategic financial management function in an organization.  What would you do if faced with a legal or ethical dilemma related to financial management in a health care organization? How might that legal or ethical dilemma impact strategic planning?  Support your primary response with at least one scholarly source. Provide in-text citations and complete references for all sources used. Format your post according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Assignment 3: Obesity in America

Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 383 to 385 in the textbook. You may also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research obesity and its causes.

Suggested Reading:

Write a one to two page (1-2) page essay in which you:

  1. Describe the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.
  2. Select one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Recommend two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.
  3. Discuss one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for the essay should be the article from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the sections noted in your text. For this reason, APA citations or references are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define the basic concepts used in the discipline of sociology.
  • Explain the major theoretical paradigms of sociology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

Patterns of Crime and Punishment

In the period just before the American Civil War those in the U.S. criminal justice system were focused on the ability to handle those who had been deemed wayward and incorrigible. With the rapid influx of immigrants and rural Americans to the inner city, crime began to express a new reality. Given that many of today’s crime challenges are beholden to the urban context, it is ever more important to understand the roots of this problem. As such, there are two questions that must be discussed: What were the patterns of crime and punishment during this period? What fueled the Civil War? For this Discussion, you consider crime and punishment before the Civil War and any existing current violent trends that can be traced back to it. Post by Day 3: Explain the patterns of crime and punishment before the Civil War. Explain the impact these patterns had on current violent trends. What kinds of violent trends exist in your region? Are there international comparisons you can draw from the Civil War example?

Making Financial Business Decisions

Unit 10 focuses on using financial methods and statistical data to inform alternative selection within business decisions.

For this Assignment you will create a PowerPoint® presentation based on your “purchase” of a restaurant. The following information is to be used to create this presentation.
Your presentation is required to have at least one reference from a reliable source. This means that you cannot use sites like Wikipedia, Ask.com®, and Yahoo® answers and that only references from reliable sources will earn points. All resources should be cited both as an in-text citation as well as being listed on a reference slide in APA format.

NOTE: This Assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft PowerPoint® document and uploaded to the Dropbox for Unit 10.

All Assignments are due by Tuesday at 11:59 PM ET of the assigned unit.

PPT Assignment (40 points)

You have always wanted to own a restaurant and have now decided to go into business, purchase a building, and open an Italian Bistro. The items listed below provide information regarding the purchases you will need to make to start your business.

1) The building and the land it sits on will cost $350,000 and you have 20% to put down on the property. Annual taxes are $6,000 and fire and liability insurance is $3,600.

2) You have $160,000 of additional funds to allocate for refurbishing the grounds, building structure, interior design, and kitchen. 10% of the savings will be allocated to the grounds, 20% to the building’s structure, 20% to update the interior design, and 50% for kitchen installation and fire suppression systems.

3) Tables are $200 each for 2 tops, $300 each for 4 tops, and $500 each for 6 tops. You plan to purchase eight (8) 2-top tables, six (6) 4-top tables, and ten (10) 6-top tables. Chairs cost $50 each. You are planning on being able to seat 100 people in the restaurant at a time and need 10 extra chairs. Silverware, tablecloths and napkins cost a total of $5,000, serving utensils cost a total of $4,000, and glassware cost a total of $5,000.

4) Place/plate settings cost $30 each. You need to purchase three times the number of planned seats for turn-around and breakage. (Remember you are planning for 100 people in your restaurant.)

5) Servicing carts, cooking equipment, prep tables, storage containers, and other supplies will cost a total of $15,000.

6) Research suggests that the average receipt total per person is $12.90 and the average cost per meal is $6.86 for the Italian restaurants in your area. The research also suggests that tables are turned over for new customers between 13 and 21 times a day in your area, and that restaurants have between 40% and 60% occupancy fill rate each day.

You mission is to create a financial business plan explaining the initial outlay of funds this business venture will cost.

Create a PowerPoint Presentation for this business venture.

The following is an outline of how your slides should be presented.

Slide 1: This is your title page. Include your name, project title, the course and section number and the assignment due date.

Slide 2: This slide is your introduction slide. This slide should summarize your new business venture, describe your restaurant concept (i.e. casual dining, bright atmosphere, etc.) and provide other helpful information. For example, restaurant name, what types of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, beer and wine availability, and desserts you might serve, and hours of operation. Highlight what makes you restaurant special.

Slide 3: This is your building and real estate summary slide. This slide should include a small picture or building plan drawing of the building, and summarize the purchase price, down payment, and amount financed. The picture of the building can be obtained from a real estate website, or from a building plan drawing available on the Internet (be sure to cite this). This slide should also list the annual tax and insurance amounts. It should also include the monthly mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI). The slide notes (section below the slide in PowerPoint) should contain the steps you took to calculate the monthly mortgage payment.

Slide 4 to 6: These slides should include your start-up expenses. On these slides you would list the cost of purchasing all of the items listed in items 3, 4, 5 above (tables, place setting, kitchen equipment, etc.). Here you can have fun and include pictures of items, or include graphs of the cost. Be sure to list the total start up expense required to open the restaurant somewhere.

Slide 7: This is your revenue slide. Create revenues and food costs from your first 6 days of serving food. Present the average receipt total per person, the average cost per meal, number of times a table is sat or turned over, and fill rate or occupancy rate to estimate your restaurants revenues. This is another place where a graph could help illustrate your revenue potential.

Slide 8: Conclude your presentation with the “wrap up” of the concept and any final thoughts you might want to include.

Slide 9: List any resources you have used for this project. Be sure to include at least one reference from a reliable source. Because many of the concepts here involve reading from the textbook, remember to include a reference for your textbook, as well. Make sure your citations are presented in APA format.

Proofread your work carefully. Use Standard American English, and make sure your presentation is grammatically correct and does not contain spelling errors. Strive to display exceptional content, organization, style and mechanics. For your pictures or building plan drawings, collectively they should cover no more than a quarter of the page. Use 12 – 14 point font size, with normal margins. Use bullet points if appropriate.

Application: Contemporary Issue in Criminal Justice

Investigating issues is an important component of working in the U.S. criminal justice system. For this assignment, you identify a contemporary issue in criminal justice that you will address in the Final Paper for the proposed program/policy. The assignment (2–3 pages): Explain the current state of the contemporary issue in criminal justice that you identified in Week 2. Explain what the current data looks like. Explain what the trends are for this issue.

Personal Philosophy or Theory of Learning

Explain your personal philosophy or theory learning Should include, but not be limited to: — View of the teacher/student roles in the classroom

— View of the impact of the professional’s attitudes and belief systems on the criminal justice environment

— View of the impact of the professional’s ethical beliefs and practice on the criminal justice environment

— View on the importance of learning and effective communication

— View of the importance of effective learning and effective communication and a discussion of associated personal beliefs that determine the candidate’s definition of effective learning and communication.

Health Policy Reform

Submit a three to five page (minimum), double spaced, APA formatted with title page and Reference page in Times New Romans 12 point font MS Word document for the assignment below. The minimum is 3 pages of content, which excludes the Reference and title page. Points are not discounted for going over the minimum page count. Refer to the grading rubric for Final Critical Analysis Assignment in the Syllabus. You will need to cite and reference from your textbook, the video below, and from a peer reviewed Journal Article written within the last five years on Healthcare Reform (Hint: Use your APA book to be sure all three are cited and referenced in perfect APA format; Also, look at the sample template I emailed you earlier in the course and posted under the Lessons tab for an example of how to format a journal article; although you will need to look up the specifics of how to format your article, since they are all different). For this assignment, you will need to do some Library Research. Go to the SCF online library and limit your Search to articles from peer reviewed journals written within the last year (Academic Research Complete is a good database). (Your Borrower ID is your “G00 number” and your “4 digit PIN” that were both assigned to you by the college). Also, Review, cite, and reference the following video: video.pbs.org/video/1194651895 (Links to an external site.) What did you learn about this video? What needs to change in order for our country’s population to accept health reform at any level? Is a single payer system the only way? Discuss from this video and from information in your textbook, how you would develop a health policy that would address. Use APA Level One Headings for the following: Controlling insurance costs Increasing coverage (access) Improving health outcomes Addressing current health disparities Including vulnerable and underserved populations Allowing choice for consumers Encourage provider participation Improving technology and innovation Manuscripts need to be written in third person for APA, so write this assignment in third person voice (no “I”, no “you”, etc.). Instead of “I believe” write This author believes or Shi and Singh (2013) found…. Cite from all sources in each paragraph. You will submit this assignment into the TurnItIn dropbox. Be sure to paraphrase in your own words and cite. You are only allowed one submission. Late assignments will not be accepted. NO QUOTES ALLOWED. Academic Honesty: Each student is expected to earn his/her grade on the basis of personal effort. Any form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is the use of ideas, facts, opinions, etc. without giving proper credit. TurnItIn may be used to assess originality of work. Any submission with more than 25% content similarity may receive a grade of zero and may result in academic withdrawal from the course. It is the student’s responsibility to know the SCF Standards of Student Behavior.

breast feeding vs bottle feeding

 Case Studies Essays (total 30.5 possible points)

 These assignments require that you place them in a designated drop box.

 Please read the Case Study Grading Rubric provided in the “Start Here First”

section of Armstrong eClassroom (D2L) or below before your first discussion

posting.

 Write one short paragraph about what you learned in the Read Me First/Syllabus. (1 point)

 Two (2) Case Study Essay (14.75 points each)

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 Weekly, there are case studies in your weekly reading material from your text; also

located in the content area of the Armstrong eClassroom (D2L). They represent a wide

variety of global experiences in health care studies are directly related to the material

covered each week in your text book. I encourage you to look at the all cases in your

book prior to choosing one to write about. You should the find one that peaks your

interest sufficient to research and write about.

 Your assignment is to write two (2) 450-550 word essays, contrasting the cultural

difference in today’s healthcare/cultural beliefs with the case with those of today. Be

sure you are contrasting current information about the culture where the case first

occurred. The essays should reflect your research about the cultures both at the time

the case occurred, how the culture has now changed and whether or not research

reveals differences in the culture today. The title of your Case Study Essay is your

initials and title of the case study from the book. (RB, Urban Obesity in the

Gambia)

 Make sure that you include information about the case from the book and your

references include the case study from the book at the beginning of your essay.

For example: If the case study, from your book, was done in Cuba, and it was about

the dental health of Cubans in 1979, then you are trying to determine if dental health in

Cuba has changed since the time the original case study was recorded. If your essay

is just about “dental health” in general, it will not count toward your final grade. It must

be linked to a case study from your text.

 Your first essay is due week 4, second due week11. If you do not submit the first

essay prior to the closing of the drop box, you will miss the points for that essay. Only

one essay can be posted in each of the two drop boxes. All assignments are due by

11:30 PM on the assigned day. All assignments must be submitted in the drop boxes

provided in the Armstrong eClassroom (D2L), they cannot be emailed late to the

instructor.

 Assignments are graded by Turnitin on spelling, content, grammar, APA style, number of current

(less than 5 years old) references used in the essay and then with a rubric. There should be at

least 4 references including your text. You must remember to correctly cite and reference all

information using APA style. Please review the grading rubric prior to submission of the

assignments.

 Turnitin is a program used to submit all essay documents for originality checks. The instructor will

randomly pull several discussions each week and submit them through Turnitin to check for

plagiarism. Please make sure your work is you own. The following is a link for information about

submitting assignments using Turnitin.

http://turnitin.com/static/resources/documentation/turnitin/training/en_us/qs_student_en_us

 The instructors for this course cannot accept assignments submitted to their private or course

emails. You should place the documents in drop boxes in the assign area of the Armstrong

eClassroom (D2L). The due dates for the essays are spread out so that no one will find themselves

trying to do both at the end of the course or during the midterm and final exams. If you miss a

deadline you missed the opportunity to submit an essay. The drop boxes for work submitting your

work will be open till 11:30 p.m. on the due date deadlines. You cannot submit two essays in one

drop box

Sports Marketing

Formatting: I would like for everyone to format their written assignments in the following ways: Use Arial or Times New Roman font, size 12 Double spaced 1 inch margins Include a basic title page with your name, the assignment and the date you are submitting Include a reference page to credit any text, video, or other materials that you may have used as sources Respond to the following: Discuss the model of the consumer–supplier relationship as it relates to your favorite sport. Think about the different types of consumers, and how they utilize sports products when they interact with your favorite sport. Discuss your favorite sports team and describe how the consumer-supplier relationship applies to their business.

Microeconomics 201

Assignments are below:

Production Possibilities Curve
After reading the chapters from the background materials page, please address the following questions in an essay form:
1. Define the production possibilities curve in your own words.
2. Could a nation’s production possibilities curve ever shift inward? What are TWO factors that may cause this to occur?
3. How can an economy achieve points that are outside the production possibilities curve?
Point on PPC Farm goods Factory goods
b 10 700
c 20 650
e 60 400
f 70 120
Use the following graph to address questions 4 and 5 below. Consider a production possibilities curve (PPC) for an economy that produces farm goods and factory goods. It can produce the combinations listed in the table. Notice if the economy produces more farm goods, it will give up factory goods resources.
4. If the economy wanted to move from point b to c, what would be the opportunity cost of increasing farm production by 10 tons? Your answer should be in terms of factory goods.
5. Compare the movement from b to c and from e to f. What do you notice about opportunity cost? Explain.
Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Be sure to cite all sources within the text and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length 4-5 pages

Assignemnt 2:
Choosing a Firm
In this SLP assignment for this session, you will be asked to examine the decisions of a small business owner. Since microeconomics is the study of individual households, firms, and government, we will take a closer look at the operations of a franchise firm. You will choose ONE franchise to follow for the entire session. You may select ONE firm from a list available from Entrepreneur magazine:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/fastestgrowing/index.html
Important Rule: Your franchise must NOT be in the top 50. Your professor will verify that your firm is acceptable.
This is a ranking of the fastest growing 500 franchises in the United States. Please pick only ONE firm from here. You must reference this firm for all SLP assignments (Modules 1–5). Be sure the firm is interesting to you since you will analyze it for the entire session.
For this first assignment, let’s take a closer look at the firm of your choice in the context of what you are learning in this module. Write a 2- to 3-page paper on the following issues:
4. What firm did you pick? Why is it interesting to you?
5. What are some opportunity costs of starting your own franchise?
6. Think about the three fundamental questions in economics. Apply each question to your firm.
7. List the three factors of production and explain if and how they are used by your firm.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Be sure to cite all sources within the text and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 2–3 pages double-spaced and typed.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
6. Your ability to apply the basic concepts from this module to different issues in economics.
Some in-text references to the modular background readings (APA formatting not required).

Assignment 3:

Write a 4- to 5-page essay that addresses the following FOUR questions on the market for milk. (For this Case, keep it simple; don’t worry about different brands, etc.)
8. Explain what happens to price and quantity of milk when the following events occur (you do not need to analyze the event itself but rather determine the effect of the event on supply and demand of milk):
A scientific study shows that consumption of milk is beneficial for healthy bones.
There is an outbreak of mad cow disease.
The price of almond milk decreases.
In order to promote healthy families, a price ceiling on milk is implemented.
9. Suppose Johnny drinks 4 cups of milk every day no matter what the price. What kind of elasticity does it have?
10. Suppose that when the price of milk increases by 40%, the percentage change in quantity demanded by consumer is reduced by 10%. Calculate the elasticity.
11. Based on your answer to Question 3, What happens to total revenue when the price of milk is increased. Why?
Some helpful suggestions on completing the assignment:
For each event, you must specify how it effects either demand, quantity demanded, supply, or quantity supplied. It is also important to demonstrate how the change will affect the market demand or supply curve. Also, be sure to state any assumption you are making regarding the relationship of the event and milk.
Here is an example of the best way to answer question #1 above:
Event: Price of cereal decreases.
Assume that cereal is a complement for complement. If cereal is cheaper, then the consumer will increase quantity demanded of cereal. If consumers buy more cereal, then there will be an increased demand for milk because it is its complement. This event causes a shift of the demand curve to the right. The shift will cause price and quantity of milk to increase.
Here is also some helpful information on how to address the elasticity questions:
Inelastic goods (goods in which consumers are less responsive to changes in price):
e < |-1|
Elastic goods (goods in which consumers are more responsive to changes in price):
e > |-1|
In this course, we use the absolute value of elasticity. The price elasticity of demand is always calculated as a negative value due to the law of demand (inverse relationship between price and quantity).
Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Be sure to cite all sources within the text and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 4–5 pages double-spaced and typed.

Assignment 4:

In this SLP assignment, we will examine the supply and demand of the good or service that your firm produces. Write a 2- to 3-page essay on the following issues:
12. Consider what your firm produces. What are some things that would change the demand for your product? Discuss at least two factors.
13. What are some things that would affect changes in supply? Discuss at least two factors.
14. How can quantity demanded be changed?
15. What kind of demand (elastic or inelastic) does the product that your firm produces have? Explain.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Please be sure to cite all sources within the text and a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 2–3 pages double-spaced and typed.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
7. Your ability to explain the difference between changes in demand and quantity demand using an example of your choice.
8. Some in-text references to the modular background readings (APA formatting not required).
The essay should address each element of the assignment. Remember to support your answers with solid references.

Assignment 5:

16. The following table gives short-run and long-run total costs for various levels of output for a perfectly competitive firm:
Output (Q) SRTC AVC TR
0 350
1 400
2 425
3 465
4 505
5 560
6 635
7 730
Note: AVC is Average Variable Cost
TR is Total Revenue
SRTC is Short Run Total Cost
SRTC = FC + VC (Total Cost = Fixed Cost + Variable Costs)
Please see background material for additional formulas.
9. Suppose the fixed cost (FC) of production is $350 and Price (P) is $55, complete the table above. (Cut and paste the table into a separate document).
10. Suppose you are producing 2 units of output (Q = 2), if you want to produce one extra unit of output (Q = 3), what would be the marginal cost? (Show your work.)
11. If the market price is given as $55, how much output will the perfectly competitive firm produce to maximize profits? (Show your work.)
12. Calculate the profit or loss. (Show your work.)
13. Should the firm always shut down in the short run when it experiences a loss? Explain.
Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Be sure to cite all sources within the text and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Format: double-spaced and typed.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
• Show all work for numerical problems.
• Your ability to understand costs and how firms make decisions.
Some in-text references to the modular background material

Assignment 6:

Profits and Your Franchise Firm
In this module, we have explored the costs of production which have a direct impact on the profit of your firm. Write a 2- to 3-page essay that addresses the following questions.
17. Give an example of indivisible inputs for your firm.
18. Discuss the characteristics of a perfectly competitive firm. Does your franchise firm share any of these same traits? Explain.
19. In the long run, what happens to economic profits (assuming your firm is competitive)? Explain.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Please be sure to cite all sources within the text and a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 2–3 pages double-spaced and typed.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
14. Your ability to examine inputs of a particular firm.
15. Your ability to understand a perfectly competitive firm.
16. Some in-text references to the modular background readings (APA formatting not required).

Land Use Policy in Houston

 

You probably know that Houston is the largest city in the United States with no zoning ordinance. Can you name the second-largest unzoned city? It’s Pasadena, Texas.

Most cities, in the name of smart planning and common sense, have an official color-coded map of their city showing exactly what can and can’t happen on every piece of property in the city limits. This site is in the middle of a neighborhood – it’s zoned R-1, for single-family-residential-only. This other site is on a busy street, but it’s across the street from a church. We’ll zone it to be ok for a retail store, but not for a noisy bar or restaurant, or for anything industrial. You get the idea. Without the government to decide what goes where, it would just be chaos!

Houston has never used zoning. Houston lets property owners decide what works best for their property – essentially letting the market, rather than the a city zoning commission, control land use. Additionally, most areas (especially single-family neighborhoods) are governed by “deed restrictions,” where owners voluntarily agree to certain restrictions when they buy property. How has that worked? It depends on who you ask.

U of H Architecture Dean Patricia Oliver describes her shock in finding “finding one of the fanciest restaurants in town facing a tattoo parlor or sitting next to a laundromat, or your dentist’s office being next door to the car repair shop” in this CultureMap article. On the other hand, Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy argues in this article that Houston’s lack of zoning may be a significant reason why Houston escaped the real estate bubble and subsequent crash seen by most other U.S. cities. Maybe the biggest challenge to Houston’s market-based system in recent years has been the “Ashby High Rise,” a proposed 23-story apartment building on a mostly-single family residential section of Bissonnet near Rice University. “Property rights” can get complicated. If the government tells me what I can and can’t do on my own property, it’s treading on my property rights. But, since you have that freedom too, if you build a junk yard on your property next door to mine, and your junk yard reduces the value of my property by 70%, have you violated my property rights?

Oliver quotes author Stephan Fox’s description of land use policy in Houston as an “exclusive dependence on individual citizens committed to planning; the apathy, if not hostility, of the general public to the purpose and mechanisms of public planning; and the ambivalence of public officials who supported the ‘progressive’ appearance of planning, while only reluctantly according statutory authority and financial support to public planning agencies.” Sound a little like that “individualism” idea in your textbook section about ideological context?

Write a 2 -5 page (double-spaced) essay about land use planning in Houston, the lack of zoning, and how you think this relates to Dr. Elazar’s “Individualistic-Traditionalistic” political culture discussed in your text.

Submit in Word. Cite your sources

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW (200184), SPRING SEMESTER 2015 PROBLEM SOLVING ASSIGNMENT (Assessment 2)

Instructions
This document consists of three (3) pages including this page.
There are three (3) questions and all questions must be answered. This assessment task contributes 30% of your final grade. The questions are not equally weighted. This assessment task is based upon the content covered in Weeks 4 and 5 (Contract law).
Word limit: The word limit for the entire assignment is 1500 words. There is no 10% margin of error on the word limit and you may not use footnotes to get around the word limit (eg, such as by placing extra text in the footnotes – footnotes should be used for the reference only as a general rule, not for added descriptions).
Referencing style: Assignments must be referenced adopting an appropriate business referencing style.
Marking: The marking criteria and standards are set out in the Learning Guide and will be used when marking and to provide feedback on your assignment. You may find it helpful to consult these while working on your assignment. See the Learning Guide for other information about marking and return of assignments.

QUESTIONS:
1. Dorothy, a widow, felt the family home was now too large for her to manage. She told her adult children that she was selling the home called ‘Gum Leaves’. Brian, Dorothy’s son’s closest friend, had always loved Gum Leaves and offered to buy it from Dorothy. Dorothy thought about Brian’s offer and sent him a letter which stated in part:
“I would be happy to sell you my family home ‘Gum Leaves’ for a price of $2,000,000.”
Brian responded that he would only be able to pay $1,500,000, payable in four equal instalments over a two year period.
Dorothy wrote back to Brian, indicating that she was prepared to accept $1,500,000, and asking whether he would pay cash in one lump sum on settlement. .Brian then replied:
“I am delighted that we have reached agreement about the sale of “Gum Leaves”. I will need to pay you in four instalments as previously advised.”
Meanwhile, Dorothy received a letter from Lionel, a property developer, which advised:
“I would be happy to pay $1,750,000 in cash for your fine family home. Please advise by phoning 9788 2XXX if this is acceptable to you.”
After she received the reply from Brian advising he would still be paying in installments, Dorothy phoned Lionel and said that she was happy to accept his offer, subject only to a contract being drawn up in a form which was acceptable to her family solicitors.
Dorothy phones her son David, telling him that she has sold the house to Lionel and asks him to let Brian know. When David phones Brian, Brian says “It’s too late – we already have a contract.”
Lionel changes his mind and tells Dorothy he is not proceeding with the purchase.
Advise Dorothy whether she has a binding contract for the sale of Gum Leaves with either/neither or both of Lionel and Brian. 15 MARKS

2. Rachael successfully breeds dogs. She sells some of the puppies (young dogs), which are highly prized. Emily agrees to buy one of the young dogs, called Fang. for $3,000, to be paid in two instalments of $1,500 each. She pays the first installment and takes the dog away. Emily later calls Rachael and says “Can you promise me that Fang is even tempered?” Rachael says that he is and Emily promises to pay the final installment of the purchase price. She transfers the money the following day.
Fang bites Emily in a fit of bad temper, hurting her hand. Emily commences proceedings against Rachael for breach of contract. Rachael denies that Fang’s temper was ever a term of the contract.
Advise Rachael. 5 MARKS

3. Phillip takes his family to Kangaroo Island for the day. Arriving at the ferry, which he has used before, he is given a ticket on paying the fare. On the reverse side is written:

“All vehicles and passengers use this ferry at their own risk”

He does not read these words nor does he see the notice on the ferry itself that has identical wording. Due to negligent navigation by its captain the ferry collides with an underwater obstruction marked by a warning buoy. The ferry sinks slowly enough for all the passengers and crew to be rescued but the ferry and vehicles on it are lost.
Can Phillip sue the ferry company for the loss of his car? Explain your answer.
10 MARKS

15 + 5 + 10 = 30 MARKS

END OF QUESTIONS.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Choose ONE case to answer. Answer the question: Is this person counted as unemployed?Explain your answer.

1)      George Lewis is 16 years old, and he has no job from which he receives any pay or profit. However, George does help with the regular chores around his father’s farm and spends about 20 hours each week doing so.

2)      Lisa Fox spends most of her time taking care of her home and children, but she helps in her husband’s computer software store all day Friday and Saturday.

3)      Yvonne Bennett reported that 2 weeks ago she applied for a job as a receptionist at the Capitol Travel Agency and the Equity Mortgage Lending Company. She is awaiting the results of her applications.

4)      Mrs. Jenkins tells the interviewer that her daughter, Katherine Marie, was thinking about looking for work in the prior 4 weeks but knows of no specific efforts she has made.

5)      John Stetson has been checking for openings at a local superstore for each of the past 3 weeks, but his wife reported that last week he had the flu and was unable to work because of it.

6)      Marcus Green was laid off from the Hotshot Motor Company when the firm began retooling to produce a new model car. Marcus knows he will be called back to work as soon as the model changeover is completed, and he also knows it is unlikely that he would be able to find a job for the period he is laid off; so, although he is available to work, he is not seeking a job.

7)      Joan Howard told the interviewer that she has filed applications with three companies for summer jobs. However, it is only April and she doesn’t wish to start work until at least June 15, because she is attending school.

8) James Kelly and Elyse Martin attend Jefferson High School. James works after school at the North Star Cafe, and Elyse is seeking a part-time job at the same establishment (also after school).

9)      Last week, Mary Davis, who was working for Stuart Comics, went to the Coastal Video Shop on her lunch hour to be interviewed for a higher paying job.

10)  John Walker has a job at the Nuts and Bolts Company, but he didn’t go to work last week because of a strike at the plant. Last Thursday, he went to the Screw and Washer Factory to see about a temporary job until the strike terminates.

11)   Evonne Avery lost her job at the book store on Wednesday of the survey reference week. She answered newspaper want-ads on Thursday and Friday but had not obtained a new job by the end of the week.

Marketing management

Brand-building is a crucial exercise that often takes years to accomplish. The benefit of brand equity is realized in the bottom line.

In this assignment, you will complete primary along with secondary research.

Part 1: Primary Research and Text Application

Find a consumer who is extremely loyal to a brand-name product. The person can be a family member, friend, classmate, or other. Probe him or her for information as to why that brand loyalty exists. Discuss how the individual feels about competitive brands.

Analyze the interview using the brand equity and brand positioning concepts from your text.

This section of the paper should be at least 2 pages in length.

Part 2: Secondary Research in the Databases

Next, research the brand using its Web site and articles from the AIU Library’s full-text databases to address how the brand does the following:

  • Identifies market segments and targets
  • Developed its brand equity over time
  • Positions itself in the market

Articles are found in periodicals. These are not to be confused with eBooks or reference books. The most popular databases in marketing are: ABI Inform Global, Academic Search Premier, and Business Source Premier. This section of the paper should be at least 2 pages in length.

Your report must include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. In-text citations and corresponding references should be included in your paper. For more information on APA, please visit the APA Lab. The paper should be written in third person; this means words like I, we, and you are not appropriate. The use of direct quotes is discouraged but may be used sparingly in appropriate situations.

Your assignment should contain a cover page, an abstract page, and a reference page (in addition to the body). The body of the paper should be 4–5 pages in length, starting with a brief 1-paragraph introduction and ending with a short conclusion. The entire submission will be 7–8 pages in length.

marketing management

Select a Fortune 500 international company in the service industry. Using your selected company as the basis for your research, prepare a paper that will:

  • Describe the main line of business of the company.
  • Name four of the countries in which the company operates.
  • Explain in detail the implementation of the 4Ps marketing mix concept by the company.
  • Describe any differences observed in the implementation of this concept, from one country to another.

Present your findings as a Word document of 4–5 pages that is formatted in APA style.

Submit your assignment.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 3–4 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.

Assignment 2: Leader Profile

Many argue that the single largest variable in organizational success is leadership. Effective leadership can transform an organization and create a positive environment for all stakeholders. In this assignment, you will have the chance to evaluate a leader and identify what makes him/her effective.

Consider all the leaders who have affected your life in some way. Think of people with whom you work—community leaders, a family member, or anyone who has had a direct impact on you.

  • Choose one leader you consider to be effective. This can be a leader you are personally aware of, or someone you don’t know, but have observed to be an effective leader. Write a paper addressing the following:
    • Explain how this leader has influenced you and why you think he or she is effective.
    • Analyze what characteristics or qualities this person possesses that affected you most.
    • Rate this leader by using a leadership scorecard. This can be a developed scorecard, or one you develop yourself. If you use a developed scorecard, please be sure to cite the sources of the scorecard. Once you have identified your scorecard, rate your leader. You decide what scores to include (for example, scale of 1–5, 5 being the highest) but be sure to assess the leader holistically across the critical leadership competencies you feel are most important (for example, visioning, empowering, strategy development and communication).
    • Critique this individual’s skills against what you have learned about leadership so far in this course. Consider the following:
      • How well does he/she meet the practices covered in your required readings?
      • How well has he/she adapted to the challenges facing leaders today?
      • If you could recommend changes to his/her leadership approach, philosophy, and style, what would you suggest? Why?
  • Using the assigned readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet including general organizational sources like the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, or Harvard Business Review, build a leadership profile of the leader you selected. Include information from personal experiences as well as general postings on the selected leader from Internet sources such as blogs. Be sure to include 2–3 additional resources not already included in the required readings in support of your leadership profile.

Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Efficiency of the Production Operation

Research the process of producing an expensive product (assume that it is something that must cost at least $1,000). After learning the steps that must be accomplished to produce such a product, address the following:

  • What would you expect the layout of a producing facility to look like (in other words, what is the process layout for such an operation)?
  • What would determine when someone had finished working on one of these products (in other words, how would someone know that it was time to work on producing the next unit)?
  • How would the efficiency of the production operation that you have envisioned be calculated (your answer should be specific to the type of product you selected, not just a general discussion of efficiency)?
  • From your research, are there any ways in which the production of the product could be made more efficient than the way that it is normally produced? If so, what recommendations could you make? If not, describe another way in which the product could be made, even if it was inefficient.

Capston Mgt 599

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: (Bank of America is the chosen company)

 

  1. Give your opinion as to whether your chosen company’s industry is maturing or declining, based on its evolution history. Justify your answer.
  2. Use Porter’s National Diamond to evaluate the relative main advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration versus outsourcing for the company. Support your response.
  3. Use the Boston Consulting Group’s growth-share matrix to evaluate the company’s strategic position as of 2013. Note: Refer to Figure 14.2 “The BCG Growth-share Matrix”, located on page 369, chapter 14 of the textbook.
  4. Suggest one (1) approach for the CEO to adopt in order to implement the strategies that you recommended in Project Deliverable 3. Include the main changes in decision-making style, main changes in planning structure, and measures of success in your recommendation. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Inventory Management

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
  1. Determine the types of inventories these companies currently manage and describe their essential inventory characteristics.
  2. Analyze how each of their goods and service design concepts are integrated.
  3. Evaluate the role their inventory plays in the company’s performance, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
  4. Compare and contrast the four (4) different types of layouts found with each company; explain the importance of the layouts to the company’s manufacturing or service operations.
  5. Determine at least two (2) metrics to evaluate supply chain performance of the companies; suggest improvements to the design and operations of their supply chains based on those metrics.
  6. Suggest ways to improve the inventory management for each of the companies without affecting operations and the customer benefit package. Provide a rationale to support the suggestion.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment

Project Procurement Management:Definition Control Questions

Submit a two-to-three page Word document (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and should cite at least two scholarly sources

 

1) Describe the differences between needs identification and defining commercial equivalents and discuss why it is preferable to separate into two stages.

2) Interpret the value to the organization when early supplier involvement (ESI) is implemented effectively.

3) Examine the advantages and disadvantages of specifying by performance.

4) Describe how a supply professional understands strategic requirements.

Economics of health care

Respond to each of the following questions in 150-200 words, each covering the economic topics and concepts described in this topic’s assigned readings in The Economics of Health and Medical Care.

  1. Explain the unique characteristics of the four primary market structures.
  2. Explain why economic profits are zero in the long run in a monopolistically competitive market.
  3. What are the characteristics of a public good?
  4. Discuss the two ways that product differentiation affects the demand for a product.
  5. Describe at least five different forms of government intervention in the economy.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Entrepreneurship assignment

Read the case “Tactus Tackles Fund-Raising” at the end of Chapter 8.

Answer the following questions and/or statements in detail:

1. Craig Ciesla and Micah Yairi eventually turned to friends and family for funding.  Should they have done that first?  What are the risks with raising money from such individuals? Explain in detail using sources and research.  Use credible sources to support and explain.

2. What are the risks and benefits of waiting until they had been granted patents to ask for customer feedback? Explain in detail using sources and research.  Use credible sources to support and explain.

3. The partners gave up equity in their company – part of the ownership — to get help they needed.  Was this a good idea?  Why or why not? Explain in detail using sources and research.  Use credible sources to support and explain.

4. Why do you think Ciesla and Yairi stuck it out, even with such bad luck?  What would it take for you to be so persistent? Explain in detail using sources and research.  Use credible sources to support and explain.

Make sure you format your papers in proper APA 6th. Be sure to properly cite your sources inside your text using APA 6th citations rules as well as proper APA referencing guidelines  in your “References” (bibliography) section at the end of your papers.

 

Case Study:

tactus tackles

Fund-raising Craig Ciesla and Micah Yairi had an incredible idea: What if the flat screen on your iphone, atM machine, or car dashboard could suddenly display real, three-dimensional buttons when you wanted them and stay flat when you didn’t? Wouldn’t that make it easier to type on a smartphone, use electronics if you’re blind, or reach a button while you’re driving? how cool would that be? Ciesla and Yairi, both phDs with advanced physics backgrounds, had a way to make this seeming miracle occur: they would be the first to make physical buttons rise from a flat touch screen or panel. “the concept was solid. the market was huge. anywhere there’s a touchscreen, there could be a need for physical keys. We thought we’d get funding—no problem,” said Ciesla. “We were wrong.” they began with a classic case of bootstrapping. While working fulltime in other jobs, Ciesla and Yairi toiled nights and weekends at the dining room table or in the garage, working on the core technology and pouring their own money into the business. “We discussed whether we should have a round of ‘Friends and Family’ money, but we shied away from that,” said Ciesla. “even if you tell your friends and family that there’s a 90 percent chance they’ll lose their money, they won’t believe you.” “You don’t want to damage those relationships,” added Yairi. So they started looking for professional investors. “We put together a business plan and that took a lot of work,” he continued.  “Based on that, we created powerpoint presentations, and pitched and pitched and pitched to investors. But we were lucky. We had connections to well-established venture capital firms here in Silicon Valley. One was sufficiently excited about our concept that they helped us craft our VC presentation.” things were going great; an investment in their company—now called tactus technology—from a top-tier venture capital firm was virtually assured. Yet forces outside their control were at work. this was September 2008. Days before their final presentation to VCs, the investment bank Lehman Brothers declared the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. america was now in serious financial crisis.  Venture capital was suddenly paralyzed. a new funding strategy had to be developed for tactus. the intrepid duo lowered the amount of money they hoped to raise, and targeted angel investors. to make that work, they decided to trade part of their equity in the company to bring in the appropriate type of people to meet their needs. they would give stock instead of cash, or to supplement it, so that they would need less money. By good fortune, Ciesla and Yairi were introduced to a patent attorney who liked the idea so much that he took equity instead of cash. that allowed tactus to file critical patents, an important prerequisite before engaging with potential customers. the new strategy was paying off. In the first week of March 2009, the guys got a “term sheet”—an offer—from an angel investment group excited about the technology. they would get the money they needed to go to the next level. But once again, timing wasn’t on their side. On March 6, the Dow Jones plummeted. the stock market had dropped more than 50 percent in less than 18 months, with no bottom in sight. private investors overwhelmingly get their investment funds from their stock portfolios, so Ciesla and Yairi’s investors vanished overnight.  It took a few weeks to figure out where to go next. “We realized this is something we hugely believed in. We needed more money to protect our intellectual property, to engage with prospective customers, to get a design firm on board to create an improved prototype,” said Ciesla. at that point, they turned to friends and family. they also brought on board Nate Saal, a friend and serial entrepreneur, who had founded and sold two prior companies. In early 2010, they launched an angel investment round and landed their first significant seed investor. the founders now went full-time with tactus. It was risky to give up full-time jobs, so they told themselves: “We have to raise this amount of money by this date, or we’re done.” With an angel round and several patents in place, they started talking to prospective customers. Without getting customer feedback, receiving Series a funding (the first round from VCs) would have been very difficult. During the bootstrapping phase, the partners put less than $100,000 into their fledgling business. they raised about $200,000 in the friendsand-family round. In the angel round, they raised around $1 million. When they finally got venture funding in 2011, they raised $6 million in their first round.  Stage of company, market focus, size of investment, and level of risk all need to be aligned to find the right VC, they learned. “We spoke with dozens and dozens of venture capitalists. We heard ‘no’ a lot,” said Yairi. “We’re a hardware company, and VCs have shifted to a more conservative investing philosophy—investing in software, which can get great returns with less capital outlay. they want established revenues.” “there’s tension, figuring out how much to postpone the next phase of raising money,” said Saal. “the longer you can stretch funds in your existing stage, the more value you can build, and the more equity you’ll keep in the next funding round. how long do you bootstrap? Do you go to friends and family, find an angel investor? Will you do that big round with a VC? every entity needs to think about the right transition points—and how to maximize value without putting the company at risk.”   “raising funds took longer and required more effort than we expected. It’s basically nonstop. It’s a constant part of building a company,” said founder Ciesla. n

Global and Competitive Strategy

Review the corporate strategy of AB Electrolux:  found here: http://group.electrolux.com/en/category/about/

As the social and demographic trends continue to evolve so do the opportunities afforded to Electrolux. The most significant demographic shift globally is the growing middle class in Asia, which includes families with incomes between US$6,000 and US$30,000. It is estimated that by 2030 there will be 3 billion more people in the global middle class than there were in 2013.(Ernst & Young, 2013)

Correlated with rising incomes worldwide, homeownership has also increased at a substantial rate giving rise to increased demand for consumer durables such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers. (Electrolux, 2013)

Electrolux (2013)  Electrolux 2013 Annual Report. Retrieved from http://group.electrolux.com/en/company-overview-271/

Ernst & Young (2013) Hitting the sweet spot.  Retrieved from http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Issues/Driving-growth/Middle-class-growth-in-emerging-markets

In a 1000 – 1500 word essay discuss the following:   

1) Use Barney’s VRIO framework to analyze the competencies of Electrolux. Discuss whether AB Electrolux can compete with local Chinese consumer manufacturers.

2) Identify whether Electrolux operates in a fragmented or a consolidated industry.  How would its competitive strategy differ in each?

3) Identify Porter’s four generic strategies. Discuss which of these would work best for Electrolux.

4) What is the corporate culture of Electrolux? Discuss two distinct attributes of culture within the organization.

This essay should be well-researched, appropriately documented and submitted in APA format.

Unoriginal Content:

Your essay may contain no more than 10% quotes from other sources.  Paraphrase what you read instead of copying and pasting.   You may not re-use work that you have submitted in previous classes. All work in this class must be original.

Essays that contain more than 50% unoriginal content will not earn any credit.  Essays that contain between 10% – 49% unoriginal content will receive a substantial point deduction.  Paraphrase instead of copying and pasting. Please note there is a difference between unoriginal content and plagiarism.  Unoriginal content is correctly quoted and cited.  Plagiarized sentences and paragraphs are not correctly quoted or cited. Plagiarism will result in an automatic zero for this assignment

Ethics assignment

1. (TCOs 1, 2, 3, 7) In support of TCO #7 and in the Week 7 discussions, you developed and placed into the threaded discussions your personalized ethics statement of what has become important to you in the practice of ethics as you have practiced ethics during the course. Your first task in this question is to briefly present that personalized statement in just a few sentences before continuing with the question. Much of the rest of the exam will involve your working with that personalized statement through brief applications and cases.

Use your ethical philosophy to solve the following ethical situation. Explain how your philosophy helped you make your decision.

Anticipating the possibility that their soldiers may one day be captured by the enemy, some modern armies include in their basic training exposure to simulated yet intimidating torture techniques.  That is, they subject their own troops to mild forms of simulated torture in order that they may learn how to resist torture and not divulge the plans and classified information that they know.  Some other armies actually train through experience of torture.

Is this practice justifiable ethically?  If you believe it is justifiable only under certain conditions, specify the conditions. Explain and defend your position, and then explain how your ethical philosophy helped you come to this conclusion.

 

2. (TCOs 1, 2, 7) Analyze the following ethical situation using YOUR ethical philosophy. Read the situation and then in your answer, explain why this is an ethical situation, what the “issues” are, and how an “ethical” person would resolve them.  Explain how YOUR ethical philosophy has helped you reach a conclusion about how to resolve or analyze this situation.

As a result of the economic down-turn starting in 2008, efficiency has become more and more the byword of the successful business person.  The axioms of the efficiency expert are: “Eliminate what need not be done; simplify what must be done; combine tasks wherever possible.”

Putting this into practice means, among other things, eliminating people’s jobs.  Sometimes it also means making one person do two or three people’s jobs.  As company’s gain the upper hand in employment (when the number of employees wanting good jobs is higher than the number of good (i.e. high paying) jobs available), they will more and more expect employees to be willing to work longer hours and to do accomplish more and varied tasks.

1.  Under what circumstances is it ethical business practices to ask employees to multi-task or do more than one person’s job?

2.  Under what circumstances is it ethical for an employee to refuse to do more work than can be taken on in a conventional 40-45 hours per week?

3.  Let’s assume that it is BECAUSE employees are willing to multi-task and do two or three people’s jobs, that others LOSE their jobs.  Who is more at fault ethically? The employer who requests the extra work from the remaining employees? Or the employees who are willing to do the extra work, thereby putting the others who aren’t willing out of work?

 

3. (TCOs 1, 7, 9) How do you feel John Locke would have solved the above ethical situation differently or the same as you did using your philosophy? Please explain the reasons for the similarities or differences.

 

4. (TCOs 1, 2, 4, 9) John and Marsha are both married to other people and the parents of several children, and they are having an adulterous affair. One night, when they are meeting secretly, they witness a murder.  They agree that they cannot risk reporting it without exposing their affair. The next day the body is found and within a week a suspect is apprehended and charged with first-degree murder.  When John and Marsha see his picture in the newspaper, they realize that he is not the murderer.  They meet again, discuss their dilemma, and decide that despite the new, dreadful development, they will not step forward as witnesses.

Tell what ethical philosophy the John and Marsha are using, if any.

Now, use your ethical philosophy statement to analyze the situation.  Explain how, using your philosophy, you would have solved this situation either the same way as the characters in the situation did, or differently.

The question surrounds the issue of coming clean about the murderer, not whether you would have engaged in the affair or not. (Thus, you cannot say, “I would never have the affair” as your solution.  Pretend you are an advisor to the two of them–not that you are the two of them. What would YOU tell them to do at this point?) Why?

 

5. (TCOs 5, 6) You work for a grocery store and a new manager is hired to oversee your department. He comes into your department (the butcher shop) and explains to you that for the past 6 months, your department has been losing money for the store because of the waste and spoilage going on from having to discard unsold meat and poultry. He tells you that from now on, he wants you to package ground meat in smaller, more compact packages, with older meat on the bottom of the package (so it is not visible to the customer) and the fresher meat on the top, where it is visible to the customers.  In this way, you can move more of the older meat and still receive the top dollar for it. As he leaves the department where you were having the discussion, he turns and says, “And by the way, one more month of losses like we had last month from this department, and you can kiss your job goodbye.”

Will you repackage the meat in the way he requested?

Why or why not? Explain what ethical analysis you used to come to this conclusion.

 

6. (TCOs 6, 8) Analyze your answer above using the Blanchard and Peale ethical dilemmas resolution model. Show your steps

“Presidential Elections and Peaceful Transitions”

In the first paragraph, describe three key campaign strategies that the next U.S. presidential candidate can use in order to ascend to presidency in today’s political environment. Provide 3 concrete examples to support your answer.

In the second paragraph, compare at least three such successful strategies that were used in the past by U.S. presidential candidates. Provide 3 concrete examples to support your answer.

Please make sure you respond to one of your peers initial posting and check back to see if you need to answer a response from the professor or another peer on your initial posting. Don’t just respond to your peer with “I like what you said”, or “I agree”, or “Good posting”. Your response to your peer should keep the discussion going by asking or inquiring further into what he/she stated.

Building a More Just Society

The purpose of the Final Paper is for students to pick a branch of the criminal justice system and then answer, for the role of a specific professional, the branch of the criminal justice system, and the criminal justice system at large, how they can use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Example: if the student chooses law enforcement and the issue is profiling citizens to investigate potential crime, the students will research, analyze, and propose how a law enforcement officer, law enforcement agencies, and the criminal justice system at large can each use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

Choose one of the three main branches of the criminal justice system:  law enforcement, the judiciary, or corrections. Your paper should address areas I, II, and III in the body of your paper.

 

Part I:

If you chose law enforcement:

Law enforcement professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of law enforcement professionals. Explain how law enforcement professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which law enforcement professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

If you chose the judiciary:

Professionals in the judiciary, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards judiciary professionals. Explain how judiciary professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which judiciary professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

If you chose corrections:

Corrections professionals must execute justice by upholding the law in an ethical and constitutional manner. Identify and explain which parts of the Constitution of the United States are most relevant to the ethical standards of corrections professionals. Explain how corrections professionals ensure that they uphold the Constitution. Analyze the ways in which corrections professionals use the social justice principles of equality, solidarity, and human rights to build a more just society.

 

Part II:

If you chose law enforcement:

Explain why people commit crimes and explain how law enforcement professionals use criminal theory in their practice.

If you chose the judiciary:

Explain why people commit crimes and explain how judiciary professionals use criminal theory in their practice.

If you chose corrections:

Explain why people commit crimes and explain how corrections professionals use criminal theory in their practice.

 

Part III:

If you chose law enforcement:

Identify and explain the three main issues that face law enforcement professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.

If you chose the judiciary:

Identify and explain the three main issues that face judiciary professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.

If you chose corrections:

Identify and explain the three main issues that face corrections professionals on a regular basis and address the best responses to these issues.

 

The paper must be six to eight pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources

Health Information Technology Issues

Research and write a short evaluative summary of four ethical or legal issues related to health information technology (two examples include HIPAA and social networking). List the stakeholders, how each is affected, and what you recommend.

Discussion Participation Grading Rubric

Applies relevant course concepts, theories, or materials correctly.

Collaborates with fellow learners, relating the discussion to relevant course concepts.

Applies relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences.

Supports position with applicable knowledge.

Careers in Accounting

Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities besides preparing financial statements and recording business transactions. These activities include computing costs and efficiency gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, developing and using information systems to track financial performance, tax strategy, and health care benefits management.
Use the Internet to research career options within the accounting field and accounting job postings in the Washington, DC area to respond to the questions in the assignment.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:
Describe at least two (2) career options someone with an accounting education can pursue. Be sure to reference sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Describe one (1) researched accounting position, and explain the essential skills that would make a candidate successful in the position. Articulate the primary manner in which the researched accounting positions could add value to the company seeking candidates.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Identify and explain the fundamental concepts and principles in accounting, the components of the accounting equation, the primary financial accounting equation, and financial statements and reports.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial accounting.
• Write clearly and concisely about financial accounting using proper writing mechanics.
PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHMENTS AS WELL

effects of democracy on international politics

The debate about the pacifying effects of democracy on international politics has been ongoing for the last several decades, fueled by the absence of major warfare between the democratic states of Western Europe in the post-WW II era. Given what you know about the causal arguments behind the Democratic Peace Theory (DPT), and the empirical evidence in support of the theory, do you believe that the Arab Spring phenomenon will lead to a decline in international warfare in the Middle East? Why, or why not?

Affirmative Action:

Using the CSU Online Library and the Criminal Justice Periodicals Index, research an affirmative action case that is not mentioned in the textbook. Summarize the history and the outcome of the case. Discuss the positives and negatives of affirmative action in general and whether you agree or disagree with the specific findings of the case. Your paper should be at least 500 words in length.

Assignment 2: It May Not Work in Politics

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which the student addresses the following three (3) items using headers to separate each response:

  1. Congressional Ethics. Identify one (1) member of Congress who has been charged with ethics violations. Briefly discuss the reason for the charges and provide two (2) reasons why you agree or disagree with the verdict and any penalties. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider how the verdict and penalties impacts your trust of the members of Congress.
  2. Third Party Candidates. Discuss two (2) political reasons why a third party candidate has never been successful in winning a presidential election. Provide examples to support the answer. Note: Consider the political impact of the Republican and Democratic Party if a third party was successful.
  3. Federal and State Authority. Identify one (1) current issue facing the United States today. Analyze the respective roles of Federal and state authorities in addressing the issue. Determine whether the U. S. Constitution constrains the Federal and state responses to the issue. Explain.

 

In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries, Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other Website do that do not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are to:

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.
  • Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes using information in the course.
  • Describe the basic values of American political culture.
  • Explain how the federal system of government works.
  • Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.
  • Describe the importance of an informed, effective citizenship for the national government and political processes.
  • Use concepts from our study of U.S. national government and politics (such as models of democracy) to discuss government and politics in state, local, and international contexts.
  • Examine the evolution of presidential power in military affairs.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing mechanics.

American culture

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:

  • What were the major developments in the evolution of mass media during the last century?
  • How did each development influence American culture?
  • What is meant by the term media convergence, and how has it affected everyday life?

Conclude your paper with a reflection on why media literacy is important for responsible media consumption today.

Format consistent with APA formatting guidelines.

Discuss venture capitalists and angel investors

Discuss venture capitalists and angel investors.  What is their role in new venture creation?  What are some of the determining factors in a VC’s decision to fund a new venture?

Please use a minimum of 2 scholarly references and proper APA formatting.  Your paper should be approximately 2 pages long, excluding your cover page and references.

Lease evaluation assignment

A building owner is evaluating the following four alternatives for leasing space in an office building for the next five years. Write a two-three page paper and prepare an Excel spreadsheet evaluating each of the four different lease options. Organize your paper so that your evaluation of each lease option is clearly identified. As part of each lease option evaluation, calculate the effective rent to the owner (after expenses) for each lease alternative using a 9% discount rate.

  1. Net lease with steps: Rent will be $15 per square foot the first year and will increase by $1.50 per square foot each year until the end of the lease. All operating expenses will be paid by the tenant.
  2. Net lease with Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments: Rent will be $16 per square foot for the first year. After the first year, the rent will be increased by the amount of any increase in the CPI. The CPI is expected to increase 3% per year.
  3. Gross lease: Rent will be $30 per square foot each year with the lessor response will for payment of all operating expenses. Expenses are estimated to be 9 dollars during the first year in decreased by 1 dollar per year thereafter.
  4. Gross lease with expense stop and CPI adjustment: Rent will be $22 the first year and increased by the full amount of any change in the CPI after the first year with the expense stop at $9 per square foot. The CPI and operating expenses are assumed to change by the same amount as outlined above.

In addition, respond to the following statements as part of your overall evaluation of these four lease options:

  1. Describe how you would rank the four lease options in terms of risk to the property owner from highest risk to lowest risk.
  2. Explain in detail how would you rank these four lease options overall, from best to worst for the property owner, taking into account both effective rent and risk.

The Time Value of Money

One of the most important topics presented in this course is the time value of money. Part of the time value of money calculation concerns the use of an interest rate, often referred to as a discount rate. This basic concept applies to all areas of financial planning.

  • How does the current market rate of interest impact time value of money calculations?
  • How can this aspect alter your current spending, savings, and budgeting patterns?
  • How have you previously used the time value of money in your own personal financial planning and/or will plan to use it in the future?

Support your statements with examples and scholarly references.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources

Managerial Communications

Planning the Presentation

In this assignment, you will learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint as an effective communication tool.

Using the South University Online Library or the internet, research about the PowerPoint features that make it an effective tool for corporate communications.

Scenario

You have been asked by the top leadership in your organization to develop a PowerPoint presentation on how the business is doing relative to the previous year. This will include a comparison of the following for this fiscal year and the previous fiscal year:

  • Employee turnover numbers
  • Sales
  • Profits
  • Expenses
  • Stock prices (if applicable)
  • Any other applicable figures for your organization

Tasks

Based on the task assigned to you, complete the following:

  • In your presentation, include a slide for each of the areas where you discuss the comparison of the two years. Also include a graphic representation to show the comparison of the numbers between the two years.
  • After you completed your presentation, write a memo to the top leadership summarizing what you have found in terms of a comparison of numbers between the two years. The memo should be a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document and should include all the components of professional communication and graphics where needed. Keep your audience in mind when creating this document, and make sure that you are writing appropriately for the audience.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Assignment 5: Business Plan – Final

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: your final business plan and your business plan financials. Note: You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.

You have completed all of the necessary sections of your business plan and will now create a final draft. Use any / all feedback you have received to polish your plan to the point that you could confidently show it to investors and potential partners or customers.

Refer to the Outline of a Business Plan, beginning on p. 399 of the course text. Not all businesses will include all of these components in this order, but use the outline as a guide. Specifically your plan will not require the Development, Milestones, and Exit Plan section of the business plan.

Section 1: Business Plan (MS Word or equivalent)

Construct a ten to thirty (10-30) page business plan. Note: Twenty (20) pages are sufficient for most businesses.

  1. Write a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justify:
    1. A clear and concise business concept.
    2. A thoroughly planned business concept.
    3. A capable management structure.
    4. A clear-cut market need.
    5. Significant competitive advantages for your business.
    6. Realistic financial projections.
    7. That investors have an excellent chance to make money.
    8. A realistic and developed exit plan.

Note: Read Chapters 4 and 18 of the course text: Successful Business Plan . Use the plan preparation worksheets on pp. 58–61 and the sample executive summaries on pp. 62–66 to help guide you, choose to write either a synopsis summary or a narrative summary, and include highlights from the each section of your business plan.

  1. Combine all of the sections stated below and revise your initial business plan draft, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.
    • Executive Summary
    • Company Description (Assignment 1)
    • Industry Analysis and Trends ( Assignment 1 )
    • Target Market ( Assignment 2 )
    • Competition ( Assignment 2 )
    • Strategic Position & Risk Assessment ( Assignment 1 )
    • Marketing Plan & Sales Strategy ( Assignment 2 )
    • Operations Plan ( Assignment 3 Part 1 )
    • Technology Plan ( Assignment 3 Part 1 )
    • Management & Organization ( Assignment 3 Part 1 )
    • Ethics & Social Responsibility ( Assignment 3 Part 2)
    • The Financials ( Week 7 Discussion )
  1. The Financials and the Management description—must spark enough interest to convince a reader to continue. Enhance the two (2) mentioned sections to appropriately engage the reader.
    • Hints: The financial section of your business plan will be derived from the previously completed financial worksheets.
  2. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
    • Cite the resources you have used to complete the exercise. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the exercise.
    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

Section 2: Business Plan Financials (MS Excel worksheets bundled with course textbook)

  1. For year one, submit a revised Income Statement, Cash Flow Projection, and Balance Sheet from the “Business Plan Financials” Excel template based on your feedback from Project Deliverable 4: Business Plan – Draft .

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe strategic planning techniques used to formulate alternative strategies designed to achieve stated business goals.
  • Create a plan to implement a firm’s strategy and manage the change from current operations.
  • Analyze strategies for exerting the internal leadership needed to drive the implementation of strategic initiatives and improve operating excellence.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic management using proper writing mechanics

Calculations for Ratios

Library Research Assignment

Locate a publicly traded U.S. company of your choice. Then, calculate the following ratios for the company for 2012 and 2013:

  • Liquidity Ratios
    • Current ratio [current assets / current liabilities]
    • Quick ratio [(current assets – inventory) / current liabilities]
  • Asset Turnover Ratios
    • Collection period [accounts receivable / average daily sales]
    • Inventory turnover [cost of goods sold / ending inventory]
    • Fixed asset turnover [sales / net fixed assets]
  • Financial Leverage Ratios
    • Debt-to-asset ratio [total liabilities / total assets]
    • Debt-to-equity ratio [total liabilities / total stockholders’ equity]
    • Times-interest-earned (TIE) ratio [EBIT / interest]
  • Profitability Ratios
    • Net profit margin [net income / sales]
    • Return on assets (ROA) [net income / total assets]
    • Return on equity (ROE) [net income / total stockholders’ equity]
  • Market-Based Ratios
    • Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio [stock price / earnings per share]
    • Price-to-book (P/B) ratio [market value of common stock / total stockholders’ equity]

You are now ready to interpret the ratios that you have calculated. If a ratio increased from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it increased? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio increased? Please explain.

If a ratio decreased from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it decreased? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio decreased? Please explain.

If a ratio was unchanged from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it was unchanged? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio was unchanged? Please explain.

mental disorders

Treatments for mental disorder vary depending on the theory behind the mental disorder, research of various therapies, and the efficacy (success) of the treatments against the disorder. The biological approach to mental disorders is often associated with the medical model, which includes the use of medications to treat and/or manage the symptoms related to a particular mental disorder. Genetic factors have been a significant part of diagnosing disorders related to developmental disabilities, such as Down’s syndrome. However, as the understanding of genetics and their interactions with environmental catalysts grows, a greater understanding of the onset of mental disorders is also growing.

  • Describe how genetic and environmental factors may influence the onset of a mental disorder.
  • Explain why some individuals may have a higher risk of acquiring a particular disorder than others, especially if has been present in family members.
  • Describe the main types of psychotherapies; for each type, explain how it may be more effective for a particular set of disorders.
  • Describe the major types of drug classes that are used to treat mental disorders. Briefly explain how they work based on their neurochemistry.

Optimism and Health

Find a peer reviewed article which discusses the effects of optimism on physical and psychological health. (You may need to find two articles in order to cover both the physical and the psychological areas).

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing the article(s) and stating your opinion on the validity of the study or studies.

Long-Term Care Reimbursement

The federal and state governments are the largest payers of health care services in the United States. The largest federal programs are the Medicare and Medicaid services.

Using the information from the textbooks, lectures, and Internet resources, provide a brief summary of Medicare and Medicaid services in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document. To get up-to-date information on the programs, review the information shared on the following websites :

In your summary, include the following points:

  • An overview of the different Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The population covered under Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The services of long-term care covered under Medicare and Medicaid, including the restrictions placed on them

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation paper

Among the most controversial topics in physical science, global warming has received a great deal of attention during the past decade. Given its great impacts on both humans and the environment, lawmakers and scientists must weigh heavily the information that they are presented. Explore this debate in more detail by evaluating both the scientific basis of this phenomenon and the human role in global warming.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include specific examples of each.
  2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
  3. Assess two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Include a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
  4. Speculate what policy changes you would propose to help stabilize global climate and which business sectors or nations would be held to more strict standards if you implement your proposed policies.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of in-text citations to credit your sources

Your report must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Business studies assignment help

You are a new associate at the law firm of Dewey, Chetum, and Howe. John, a former researcher at PharmaCARE, comes to your office. He has concerns about PharmaCARE’s use of AD23, one of the company’s top-selling diabetes drugs. Two (2) years ago, after PharmaCARE’s research indicated that AD23 might also slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, John and his team of pharmacists began reformulating the drug to maximize that effect. In order to avoid the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) scrutiny, PharmaCARE established a wholly-owned subsidiary, CompCARE, to operate as a compounding pharmacy to sell the new formulation to individuals on a prescription basis. CompCARE established itself in a suburban office park near its parent’s headquarters. To conserve money and time, CompCARE did a quick, low-cost renovation.

CompCARE benefited from PharmaCARE’s reputation, databases, networks, and sales and marketing expertise, and within six (6) months had the medical community buzzing about AD23. Demand soared, particularly among Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans Affairs patients. Seeing the opportunity to realize even more profit, CompCARE began advertising AD23 directly to consumers and marketing the drug directly to hospitals, clinics, and physician offices, even though compounding pharmacies are not permitted to sell drugs in bulk for general use. To circumvent this technicality, CompCARE encouraged doctors to fax lists of fictitious patient names to CompCARE. PharmaCARE sold CompCARE to WellCo, a large drugstore chain, just weeks before AD23 was publicly linked to over 200 cardiac deaths.

As CompCARE and its new parent company enjoyed record profits and PharmaCARE’s stock price approached $300 per share, reports started surfacing that people who received AD23 seemed to be suffering heart attacks at an alarming rate. The company ignored this data and continued filling large orders and paying huge bonuses to all the executives and managers, including John, whose wife recently died from a heart attack after using AD23.

John has come to you with an internal company memo describing the potential problems with AD23, and information describing the company’s willingness “roll the dice” and continue to market the drug.

Your senior partner has asked you to write a memo outlining the following issues for review by the senior partners.

In preparation for this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research examples of intellectual property theft that occurred within the past two (2) years.

Write an eight  (8) page paper in which you:

  1. Research three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question.
  2. Argue for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies. Provide support for your response.
  3. Determine the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the FDA could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices. Support your response.
  4. Analyze the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23. Suggest at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property.
  5. Summarize at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand.
  6. Analyze the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23.
  7. Specify both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Justify your response.
  8. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length

Assignment 1: Financial Research Report

  1. 1.  Discuss each of the five items separately.
  1. 2. Give each item a paragraph sub-title. For example, item #1 title will be as follows:

Provide a rationale for the U.S. publicly traded company that you selected, indicating the significant factors driving your decision as a financial manager. All the five items should be titled the same way and discussed independently.

  1. 3.    Read each item very carefully and watch out for the key words in the statements. For example in item #2 it says “profile of the investor” which means your client’s investment strategy and risk tolerance.
  1. 4.  Make sure you provide adequate in text source documentation following APA guidelines.
  1. 5. Items #3 and #5 carry the highest points, 20% each so make sure you work on those thoroughly. Please refer to the grading rubric for detail grade distributions. Below you find the outline of the items. Please read the assignment sheet for more information.

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a rationale for the U.S. publicly traded company that you selected, indicating the significant factors driving your decision as a financial manager.
  2. Determine the profile of the investor for which this company may be a fit, relative to that potential investor’s investment strategy. Provide support for your rationale.
  3. Select any five (5) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past three (3) years of the company’s financial data, which you may obtain from the company’s financial statements. Determine the company’s financial health. (Note: Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to, current ratio, quick ratio, earnings per share, and price earnings ratio.)
  4. Based on your financial review, determine the risk level of the company from your investor’s point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimize these perceived risks.
  5. Provide your recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Support your rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles or material from the Strayer Library.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  1. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Critique financial management strategies that support business operations in various market environments.
  • Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions, and taxation effects.
  • Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept, bond valuation methods, and interest rate calculations.
  • Estimate the risk and return on financial investments.
  • Apply financial management options to corporate finance.
  • Determine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns.
  • Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including project risks and returns.
  • Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial management.
  • Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact financial management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.

Research project writing help

The topic of your project needs to be a contemporary societal problem, such as healthcare reform, immigration reform, privacy rights, euthanasia, First Amendment Rights, stem cell research, capital punishment, corporate prisons, legalizing drugs, ageism, animal rights, cloning, prayer in schools, racial profiling, recycling/conservation, sexism, outsourcing jobs, workplace bullying, etc. The topic must focus on a single aspect, as in “How far do corporations intrude into the private lives of their employers?” or “The social costs of financing the distribution of custom-designed drugs.” You may suggest another topic to use, but the instructor must approve the topic during the Week Two Discussion.

The Final Research Project will present research relating the responsibilities of a critical thinker to contemporary society. In this assignment, you will do the following:

  • Research one aspect of a contemporary social problem.
  • Define the problem.
  • Propose a possible solution for the problem.
  • Create an argument that supports your thesis position. You should take on the perspective of a critically thinking researcher. The argument must present a thesis statement and evidence to support the thesis statement.
  • Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from the position you take on the issue and explain how those outcomes would influence society and culture.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least two peer-reviewed scholarly sources.
  • Evaluate evidence using the following standards: validity, reliability, and bias related to the chosen topic and accurately identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Research and Define the Problem

    You must take on the perspective of your major field of study and explain in your paper what that perspective is and how it informs your view of the topic. The topics listed above are far too broad to write about in 10–12 pages (3,300–3,900 words). Instead, you must choose a narrowly defined thesis and approach it from the perspective of your field.

  • Example: If you are an economics major, and you are interested in immigration reform, you should approach a very specific aspect of immigration reform through the lens of economic theory and practice. A specific thesis question would not be, “How does illegal immigration influence the U.S. economy?” One could write thousands of pages on such a topic. Instead, a better question would be, “How do illegal immigrant hotel workers in Chicago impact the economy of Northern Illinois?” You would then want to do the research and determine the positive and negative impacts they have, ultimately trying to conclude how illegal immigration in this area should be approached ethically.
  • How to Hone Your Thesis: It is important that you start your research early in this course. Try to find the most important contemporary questions and theories in your field of study and then align the most important questions with a very specific aspect of the general topics above. For example, if you are a psychology major, you might want to start thinking within the realm of healthcare reform or aspects of mental health and criminality in the prison system.

Your Argument

You must present a complete argument, including a major claim with at least five points of evidence, information, or data that will prove the claim.

  • The thesis statement must be
    • A clear, simple declarative sentence as the first or last sentence in the opening paragraph of the essay.
    • Of such a nature that it can be substantiated, corroborated, verified, and proved through appeal to primary or secondary academic research source materials.
  • The introductory paragraph must
    • Present the thesis statement, an explanation for the importance of the topic, and its relation to the student’s field of study.
  • Beliefs, opinions, and personal opinions must not be introduced at any point in the essay.
  • All beliefs and opinions should be supported with academic evidence. Sweeping generalizations with no supporting academic evidence do not reflect adequate critical thinking skills.
  • Do not include rhetorical questions in your essays. All the questions that are pertinent to your project need to be answered in your essay and your answers again need to be supported with evidence from peer-reviewed journal articles and academically published books.

Attributes of Good Critical Thinking in Papers

  • Your paper should include academic sources that explain multiple sides of the issue.
  • The evidence that you use should come from high-level researchers engaged in your field of study.
  • Your interpretations of the evidence should be objective and state the conclusions and theses presented in the evidence clearly and fairly.
  • Your paper should place the various forms of evidence in relation to one another and demonstrate why one form or perspective is stronger than the other positions that one could take on the issue.
  • Your paper should point out the limitations of current evidence and attempt to indicate areas for future research.

Ethical Outcomes of the Position You Take

After you have defined the problem and created an argument about how one ought to respond to the issue, you need to explain the ethical outcomes of the position you have taken. This should again be in relation to the field of study in which you are working. There might be different ethical outcomes that result from your analysis. For example, going back to the example issue above, from an economic standpoint, illegal immigrants might contribute positively to the economy of Northern Illinois in a specific number of ways. Thus, an economist who believes that positive impact to the economy is the greatest good would say that one should promote the use of illegal immigrants. However, because these workers are often paid less than others and eliminate jobs that could be done by residents of Chicago, there could be other negative ethical outcomes that would outweigh the positive impacts to the economy. It is your goal to draw out the ethical implications of your thesis and explain the underlying rationale that is the foundation for your claim that one action is better than another.

 

  • Critical thinkers are those who can outline the positive and negative ethical impacts of their positions. In addition, they are able to provide a rationale for why they believe a specific position is the right position, even when it leads to negative outcomes.
  • Critical thinkers are also able to be honest and objective about the limitations and gray areas that pertain to their theses.

Final Research Project Requirements

The Final Research Project may be presented as a formal research paper (essay format), a PowerPoint presentation, a video, or a podcast equivalent to a minimum of 10 – 12 pages in APA format (approximately 3,300 – 3,900 typewritten words, excluding title page and reference pages). Written essays must adhere to all APA formatting standards and requirements, as outlined.

 

PowerPoint presentations must include the full text (at least 3,300 words) in the speaker notes portion of the slides, with appropriate citations, and full reference pages. PowerPoint presentations must adhere to the basic principles of PowerPoint presentation design and must include citations and references according to APA standards and requirements.

 

Videos and podcasts must include a full transcript, in APA format, including appropriate in-text citations and a references page.

Quotations:

There must be no more than 15% quoted content in the body of your essay. All quoted material must bear quotation marks and a full quotation citation.

Source Documents:

  • There must be 10 or more source documents used, cited, and referenced.
  • Multimedia sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. If multimedia sources are used, then they must be authored and distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools, medical schools, or professors, Where print documents are used for source materials, those must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows, etc.) may not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, etc.) may not be used.
  • Two of the peer-reviewed scholarly sources used must include statistical evidence, which must be accurately interpreted.
  • Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia should not be used.
  • Religious texts are neither peer-reviewed nor scholarly and so may not be used in any way.

Summary Conclusion:

You must have a summary conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the project, presenting the major point of the essay and the evidence supporting that point.

Word Count:

The content body of the project must be 3,300 words or more. The word count does not include anything in the title page, running header, or reference list. It is expected that you meet all logistical requirements of this paper.

global social change

1. Explain the relationship between Mexican workers and U.S. corporations and assess how this relationship contributes to the alienation and solidarity of U.S. and Mexican workers.

2. Discuss the changing roles of men and recommend social policies to alleviate some of the negative aspects and support some of the positive aspects of these changing roles.

3. Discuss the four contradictions of capitalism that led Marx to conclude that capitalism would eventually unravel and assess whether or not there are modern examples that support his theory.

Micro Economics

In simple terms but using micro economic terms.

1. Why wouldn’t it make sense for an individual earning $500/ hour and working 10 hours a day to spend 3 hours (taken from the 10 hours) to shovel snow from their driveway?FYI- To hire someone to shovel snow costs $30/ hour.

In simple terms but using micro economic terms. In under 150 words.

2. How long can a business operate when achieving ‘diseconomies of scale’? Explain your answer using a specific example/ scenario.

Punishment, Justice & Reform

DEBATE QUESTION: Punishment in contemporary society is no longer focused on correction. It is more concerned with managing crime at an acceptable level. TASK: Every student will submit in writing the opening statement for the affirmative (500 words) and the opposition (500 words)  a total of 1000 words.

You should draw on concepts concerned with the principles of punishment and sentencing as well as arguments based on theoretical understandings of punishment. Your assignment should be written in this format: 1st Affirmative —

1) Define the topic: explain the issue of the debate, briefly describing the argument that each side must present.

2) Present affirmative case statement: this should briefly summarize the main argument of the team.

3) Present case division: state the arguments to be presented by the first and second speakers (third speakers need not be mentioned, as their role is rebuttal).

4) Present arguments: attempt to set out each argument separately and thematically, with the most important coming first. The first speaker may need to introduce a model or a test.

5) Summarise: the speaker should briefly summarise the arguments raised in her/his speech, reiterate the arguments that are to be presented by the second speaker and link these to the case statement. 1st Negative —

1) Where necessary, clarify the issue established by the affirmative’s definition.

2) Present affirmative case statement: this should briefly summarize the main argument of the team.

3) Present rebuttal: this should be thematic and address the most important points raised by the first affirmative speaker.

4) Present case division: state the arguments to be presented by the first and second speakers (third speakers need not be mentioned, as their role is rebuttal).

5) Present arguments: attempt to set out each argument separately and thematically, with the most important coming first. The first speaker may need to introduce a counter model

6) Summarise: the speaker should briefly summarise the arguments raised in her/his speech, reiterate the arguments that are to be presented by the second speaker and link these to the case statement APA 6 reference style with at least 15 reference list

Operations Management

Research the process of producing an expensive product (assume that it is something that must cost at least $1,000). After learning the steps that must be accomplished to produce such a product, address the following:

  • What would you expect the layout of a producing facility to look like (in other words, what is the process layout for such an operation)?
  • What would determine when someone had finished working on one of these products (in other words, how would someone know that it was time to work on producing the next unit)?
  • How would the efficiency of the production operation that you have envisioned be calculated (your answer should be specific to the type of product you selected, not just a general discussion of efficiency)?

From your research, are there any ways in which the production of the product could be made more efficient than the way that it is normally produced? If so, what recommendations could you make? If not, describe another way in which the product could be made, even if it was inefficient.

Cite in APA Format

Employee Training

In the course, you have examined several areas of employee training. For this paper, you will be applying this knowledge by examining the creation of a cultural diversity training course.

Imagine that you are in training and development for a global organization. You have been tasked with the creation of a cultural diversity training course that all employees will be required to take. Before designing the course, you must consider the ethical and cultural issues of the task.

In an eight- to ten-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), you must address the following:

  1. Examine any legal implications in creating a training course that discusses culture. Identify what laws and regulations should be considered.
  2. Explain how the demographic diversity of your employees affects discussions of cultural diversity.
  3. Examine which ethical implications should be considered.
  4. Examine if training can be standardized for all locations in a global organization. Analyze what media is best suited for training in a global setting.
  5. Provide recommendations for implementing the training course.

Paper requirements

  1. Must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title page, references page, exhibits, etc.) and formatted according to APA style
  2. Must include a cover page:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must include an introductory paragraph with a clearly stated thesis or topic.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must document all sources in APA style
  7. Must include a separate references page, formatted according to APA style

Oceanography

Prepare a 350- to 700-word paper in which you describe the chemical properties of water, specifically seawater.

Research and choose two different methods that are currently being used to convert seawater to drinkable water. Include the following in your paper:

  • Describe the chemical and physical properties of seawater.
  • Describe two different methods used to convert seawater into drinkable water.
  • List a county or region in which this method of conversion is currently in use.
  • Identify the benefits and potential hazards of converting seawater to drinkable water.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. A minimum of one reference is required.

HR recruitment

Answer the questions below in an 8-12 page paper. Be sure to address all five questions.

  1. What should be included in an organization’s plan for recruitment sources? What is the difference between proactive and reactive recruitment and what is the difference between traditional and innovative recruitment sources?

  2. What is necessary for establishing a pre-recruitment foundation for competency-based interviewing? What are the four competencies that should be examined and included in an organization’s competency-based interviewing? Include factors related to the notion of cultural fit.

  3. What is involved with interview preparation? Include factors such as job description, job analysis, right fit, etc.

  4. Why is it important to have competency-based questions?

  5. Why is it important to conduct background checks? What steps are taken to conduct background checks?

Predicting Crime with the Uniform Crime Reporting System

In your final consulting assignment, the mayor of Centervale and the city counsel have asked you to help them understand how to better predict crime rates.

An important part of the criminal system is tracking data to help society develop a better understanding of crime and to prevent further crime in the United States. Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases a statistical report on crime in the United States, called the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). In this assignment, you will access this report, familiarize yourself with its functionalities, and analyze the data to develop a prediction.

All the information you provide is to be presented in a formal 3- to 6-page paper that properly uses subheadings to categorize information. Be sure to use specific information from external sources to support your ideas.

Part 1: Learning the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting System

Access the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting System at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr and familiarize yourself with the site.

Using research and data from the site, address the following:

  • Explain how individual agencies classify information that is compiled into the report.
  • Analyze and identify resources public safety officials, like sheriffs or police chiefs, have to classify or categorize crimes in their cities, counties, and states.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the Uniform Crime Reporting System and the yearly reports.

Part 2: Analyzing Specific Data

An important goal of the criminal justice system is to use the information gathered about crimes to understand and predict criminal behavior. Access the homepage of the UCR (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr) and complete the following steps:

  1. Select a type of crime to research (e.g., “Violent Crime” or “Property Crime”). Then, choose a specific crime within one of those categories (e.g., Violent Crime: Murder).
  2. You will need both national data and your state’s data for the crime you chose.
    1. Choose your state to research that type of crime: Under “Browse By,” click “City Agency,” click “Table 8,” and choose a state.
    2. Gather the national data for that type of crime: Under “Browse By,” click “National Data”; use the tables to answer the questions.

Using research and data from the site and other external sources, address the following:

  • Explain how the UCR can help public safety officials predict crime and present crime rates to the American public.
  • Based on the data and what you have learned in the course, forecast the criminal activity for the nation, your state, or a selected city.
  • Compare the UCR data for the crime you selected with the same statistical information for that crime in 1950 (you will need to search for these statistics). Are there similarities or differences or can you infer from the data that the trends have remained the same?
  • How can government officials use the crime statistics data from the 1970s to predict crime twenty years later? How reliable are the statistics in the UCR? Are law enforcement agencies required to report their criminal incidents for compilation in the yearly UCR?

Include a title page with your name, date, and assignment title and check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. Provide at least three references (one may be your textbook) in the APA format that you used in writing your paper (make sure all your in-text citations link to a reference in your list). You should read the grading rubric before starting your paper to ensure you cover all the material appropriately.

Overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Due Week 9 and worth 250 points

Most states regulate their health departments by city or county. Search for health department regulations for food service facilities that are closely related to the location where you reside. Focus on possible challenges to the restaurant industry, such as health department regulations and requirements, social concerns, competitive issues, and / or demographic and geographic issues.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges.
  2. Determine the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions. Consider the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state.
  3. Analyze the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry and make two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case.
  4. Consider how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state.
  5. Determine the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not quality as academic resources.
  1. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

CH2M HILL: Reinventing organizational careers

Begin your well-written paper with a short overview of the case study. After providing an overview of the case study, assess the challenges of organizational leadership faced by CH2M HILL in both historical and current contexts. In your assessment, consider the following elements:
• The organizational structure and culture of CH2M HILL and how this culture is embedded and conveyed throughout the organization
• The path by which CH2M HILL achieved its growth and success
• The main problem Walstrom must address, including concrete examples of the problem
• The root cause(s) of the problem, including how the cause(s) is/are manifested
• Why there is a lack of career opportunity, whether real or perceived
• The causes of the lack of internal talent for senior leadership
Once you have assessed the challenges facing the organization, describe what Walstrom should do to address the problems. Include a discussion of what you would do to manage your own career if you were an employee of CH2M HILL. Use leadership theories to support both your assessment and your discussion of strategies Walstrom should employ.

 

Be 900  words in length
• Be formatted according to APA Requirements
• Include at least three peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion.

Information Technology (IT) and the National Health Information Network (NHIN)

Instructions

As you have discussed so far in this course, healthcare has lagged behind other

industries in terms of digitization of records, in particular patient health records.

Write a paper that includes the following:

Explain the importance of information technology (IT) in patient transitions in different

types of healthcare settings.

Provide some insight into the status of the federal government initiatives that are

underway (regional health information networks, electronic health records that are

available from anywhere, etc.) with the goal of creating a health information exchange

in the United States.

 

Finally, knowing the status of the NHIN and initiatives, use critical thinking to analyze

how your primary healthcare provider compares.

ï‚· Review the meaningful use implementation scenarios at the following site:

o Source: S&I Framework: Scenarios. Retrieved from

http://www.siframework.org/scenarios.html

ï‚· Using one of these scenarios, describe a specific example of how your

provider’s office is state-of-the-art.

ï‚· Describe a scenario where the office is also lagging behind. Using that

scenario, identify the primary obstacles the office faces, describe several

potential solutions to this problem, and identify the one that would best fit your

provider’s office.

Requirements

The Assignment should be three to four pages in length, prepared in a Microsoft Word

document, and APA-formatted.

Business Studies Homework

Please submit your responses to each of the following questions, in order, in MSWord.  Double space your submission and put your name on a header in the upper right corner of the paper.

 

While I understand that it may be difficult to articulate a point better than, or differently than, the authors, make an effort to show that you have actually thought about what was written and how and why it answers the questions.  For full credit, you must use examples for outside of the textbook to illustrate the concepts.

  1. What is the difference between competitive strategy and business strategy?
  1. Describe the strategy of striving to be the industry’s overall low cost provider. What does a company have to do to achieve low-cost provider status?
  1. What market conditions and circumstances make a low-cost provider strategy attractive? What are the pitfalls in pursuing a low-cost provider strategy—what can go wrong?
  1. What are the pros and cons of a broad differentiation strategy?
  1. What are the distinctive features of a broad differentiation strategy? Under what circumstances is a broad differentiation strategy appealing?
  1. What are the distinctive features of a best-cost provider strategy? Under what circumstances is a best-cost provider strategy appealing?
  1. What are the distinctive features of a focused low-cost strategy? How does it differ from a low-cost leadership strategy?
  1. What are the distinctive features of a focused differentiation strategy? How is it different from a broad differentiation strategy?
  1. Describe the two basic cost-reducing approaches a company can take to become a low-cost provider in its industry.
  1. What type of competitive advantage does a best-cost provider strategy aim at achieving? Explain what a company has to do to achieve this advantage.
  1. Explain how the strategic target of a low-cost provider differs from the strategic target of a best-cost provider.
  1. Explain how the marketing emphasis of a low-cost provider differs from the marketing emphasis of a differentiation strategy.

Human Factors Analysis

Introduction

The different ideas presented by PEAR, SHELL, and Ergonomics all seek to help us better understand the human elements in a system and how they interact with other elements. It is important to realize that, though these models are different, they are often talking about the same thing. For example, they all recognize the importance of understanding the environment in a system, and how it affects the people that work there. Additionally, they all refer to the people in the system and how they work as a team or interact with each other. This assignment will help you better appreciate both the similarities and differences between these different models.

Instructions

These models and other theories we will review later seek to improve our understanding of the human element so that organizations can increase performance and safety of their workers and in turn increase their productivity and profit. One of the main goals is to avoid accidents. However, when accidents do occur it is important to investigate them thoroughly in order to prevent them from happening again. The Colgan Air 3407 accident was a tragic event that cost lives. The NTSB has provided a very detailed report on the accident. Additionally, there is athat presents a dramatization of the accident and investigation.

Select one of the models presented in this module (SHELL, PEAR, Ergonomics) and use it to examine the Colgan Air 3407 accident. Identify different aspects from your model as they appear in the video and discuss how they were involved in the accident. Which elements ( i.e., Software, Hardward, Liveware from SHELL) might have helped prevent the accident under different circumstances? What information could you gather from this kind of analysis that would help improve safety? Your answer should be at least 500 words and should illustrate a detailed review of at least three elements. Make sure you also discuss the interactions between your chosen elements and how they influenced the outcome.

Grading

This assignment will be worth 50 points according to the following rubric:

  • 15 Points – Clearly identify which model you are basing your analysis on and provide a summary of the model itself.
  • 15 Points – Clearly identify important elements in the Colgan accident based on your selected model. Describe any significant interactions and how they influenced the outcome.
  • 15 Points – Additionally propose some ideas about how these elements might be changed to prevent a similar accident.
  • 5 Points – Your response is well written and free of significant grammatical and spelling errors.

Normative Ethics & Meta-Ethical Thinking

Theory Description: The descriptions of the theories should be such that anyone would be able to read and understand the concepts. This part should have references. See below for instructions. Theory Application: The theory applications are to be applications of the theories to the case studies in the Warner text. The case numbers for the applications are identified below. Theory Analysis: The theory analysis is a critical analysis of the theory comparing likes/dislikes, weaknesses/strengths, pros/cons of the theories as you interpret them from your research. The theory description portion especially should be a documented research description with references. The format for the references will be references-cited format. Within the body of the text the citation will be included with the author’s name, the year of the publication, and the page numbers in parentheses. Example: (Smith,1990, 29-33). If there is no page number, use n.p. A reference list will then be included at the end of the paper with a complete bibliographic reference which will include the author’s name, the title of the publication, the year of the publication, and the place of the publication. If it is a journal article, the page numbers will be included also. For online references you will need to include the URL address. The reader should be able to replicate your research for further information on the topic. Remember to include Frankena references as you use them in your papers but you should also conduct other research on the theories. There is a wealth of information on ethical theories and you should find references that add the most to your understanding of the theories. Each theory description is worth 10 points and should be no more than two typical typed pages. (This is not about the number of words but rather the understanding of the words so the “pages” may be double or single spaced.) Since this assignment is submitted in parts it can be submitted singularly, in multiples, and/or included with any of exercises 1, and 3-6. One point will be deducted for each DAY late the report is not submitted. All of Exercise 2 has a value of 100 points.

Importance Of Ethics In Business

In a 3-4 page paper discuss the importance of ethics in business. Discuss whether or not it is important for a company to have an ethics code. You can gather the information for any of the following websites: www.ethics.org – Ethics Resource Center www.ibe.org.uk – Institute for Business Ethics www.business-ethics.org – International Business Ethics Institute www.charactercounts.org – Josephson Institute www.soxlaw.com – Sarbanes-Oxley Act www.usoge.gov – United States Office of Government Ethics www.ussc.gov – United States Sentencing Commission www.workplacespirituality.info – Workplace Spirituality www.TheCRO.com – CR: Corporate Responsibility Magazine www.dii.org – Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct www.theecoa.org – Ethics & Compliance Officers Association www.ethicaledge.com – Ethics and Policy Integration Center http://ethisphere.com/ – Ethisphere Institute www.ethics.org/resources – Ethics Resource Center www.globalethics.org – Institute for Global Ethics www.saiglobal.com – SAI Global www.corporatecompliance.org – Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics www.tranparency.org – Transparency International www.nw3c.org – National White Collar Crime Center

effects of divorce on children

Requirements: A. Write a cohesive, argumentative research paper (suggested length of 10–15 pages) in which you do the following:

1. Provide an effective introduction.

2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.

3. Develop each of the main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources.

4. Provide an effective conclusion. B. Include at least 7 academically credible sources in your essay.

1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Marxism with Native American poor

• The final project for this course is the creation of a 7 page research paper on a topic one American literature, as analyzed through the lens of a specific theoretical framework, Marxist criticism.

• you are participating as a burgeoning literary scholar in the field, and the paper should be well written, with a sophisticated argument and thorough research.

• The paper should be an original, individual work of scholarship

• Note that you do not have to specifically denote within the paper itself that you are performing a specific theoretical analysis—it is acceptable to allow the analysis to stand for itself.

• However, should you choose to take this more oblique approach to your theoretical analysis, you should plan to specifically mention in the abstract of your paper which theoretical framework is used in your analysis. Do not assume that the instructor will just “figure it out”—you must concretely identify your theoretical approach, either in the paper itself or in the abstract that goes along with the paper.

Hiroshima by John R. Hersely

Essay-750 words

For this and all papers, include:

1. introduction and conclusion paragraphs–Your introduction should start with interesting and specific comments, not bland generalities. Your conclusion should wrap up the ideas you have discussed in your paper.

2. a thesis statement and several paragraphs of proof for your thesis. Please do not write a “hamburger” style paper (five paragraphs with each of the middle three arguing a single point–use more paragraphs!). Remember the “chunk” style of paragraph building you learned in English II. We will review this style of organization.

3. a minimum of five quotations from your novel to illustrate your ideas. Cite appropriately with page numbers in parentheses after the quotation marks, but inside the punctuation. Do not write a plot summary! Use details from the book to argue a thesis statement (an opinion). In your essay and speech, try to convince the reader (ME!) that your thesis is correct. Address the “other side” of the argument. Note: if your argument is weak, this will be very difficult. Create a strong, opinionated thesis. We will work on thesis-creating in class, and I am happy to help you outside of class. Remember: I have read your book. You are writing to me. Don’t tell me what happens, because I already know. Explain to me your thoughts about the theme, characters, plot, etc. and what details from the story support your opinion.

In your paper, you will state what percentage of the text you read, and that you had not read the book before starting this class.

Congruence Model of Organizational Behavior

The assignment 3 requires that you enter the same pricing data into the simulation as you did in assignment 2. On this assignment however, you will face new entrants into the industry (new competition).

Assignment

Go to the “Settings” page, and change the following:

1) Entry for New Competitors – On

2) Be sure to SAVE your change!

Now, input the SLP3 decisions:

1) Decision 1: For Years 2008-2012

  1. a) Pricing – Manual
  2. b) Module Price – $0.13
  3. c) Revenue to Process Improvement – 5%
  4. d) Years to Advance – 5 years

 

2) Decision 2: For Years 2013-2017

  1. a) Pricing – Manual
  2. b) Module Price – $0.11
  3. c) Revenue to Process Improvement – 5%
  4. d) Years to Advance – 5 years

 

3) Decision 3: For Years 2018-2022

  1. a) Pricing – Manual
  2. b) Module Price – $0.09
  3. c) Revenue to Process Improvement – 5%
  4. d) Years to Advance – 5 years

 

4) Decision 4: For Years 2023-2025

  1. a) Pricing – Manual
  2. b) Module Price – $0.08
  3. c) Revenue to Process Improvement – 5%
  4. d) Years to Advance – To end

Leave the process improvement percentage at 5%. Note that you will now need to monitor the market share and financial performance of new entrants entering the Solar Power industry (see the “Settings” page for definition of this concept).

Run the simulation once, keeping track of your pricing decisions and the outcome of each decision made (note market share of new entrants, profitability, etc).

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered and taken into account in preparing your 5-6 page paper include:

  1. Include discussion and analysis of key metrics at the end of each decision point (e.g., among other data, be sure to include total market share, revenue, cumulative profit, consumer net price, modular price, unit cost, etc.). As an MBA, it is your job to identify cause and effect!
  2. For each decision point, be sure to include comparative tables that include what you believe to be the most important data. Don’t merely recite the data, however – instead, analyze it! As an MBA, what does it tell you?
  3. Using Excel, provide a comparative analysis of key data to demonstrate the differences between SLP2 and SLP3 results. It is your responsibility to determine which data (and which comparisons) are most salient.
  4. Explain the significance of new entrants into the PV industry. What is the impact that new competitors have on your company’s market share? Cumulative profitability? Cost to the consumer?
  5. Make recommendations. What would you have done differently as it relates to pricing, process improvement, or other?

THE EXCELLENT CONSULTING GROUP

COMMUNICATION FROM ART:

Let’s wrap up this project.

So far, ABC Company and Whole Foods Market like what we’ve been doing. I have this last project, which involves analyzing Whole Foods Market’s feedback loops and organizational learning opportunities.

I want you to take a look at the feedback loops in Whole Foods Market.

REQUIRED READING:

Refer to the background reading on System Feedback Loops.

Case Assignment

Identify one Balancing Loop and one Reinforcing Loop. These feedback loops should be critical to Whole Foods Market’s performance and success. You should have a good idea of what these are from your previous analysis.

Explain each one of these loops – what are the causal factors and how do they affect each other. For the Reinforcing Loop, look for an area where there is growth. For the Balancing Loop, look for goal behavior. Once you have identified and explained these critical feedback loops, identify how Whole Foods Market has generated organizational learning, and how they can go further and generate additional organizational learning. What do they need to do to improve their performance further?

Be sure to include references. Turn in the 5 page paper by the end of the module.

KEYS TO THE ASSIGNMENT:

This is what you need to do:

  1. Determine the two critical feedback loops. Describe each Feedback Loop that you identify in your organization and explain why you selected them. Make sure you explain the Loop, the cause and effect process within the Loop. You could also include a Causal Loop Diagram. If you do, show the arrows and direction of effect (+ or -). Also, determine what the warrant is for your case.
  2. Briefly discuss the theory of organizational learning so that you provide a summary of this information to the executives – establish this as common ground.
  3. Identify the learning activities in each feedback loop that Whole Foods Market has already undertaken.
  4. Identify the opportunities for organizational learning in each Feedback Loop. Make a Case that these are learning opportunities. Logically show how the feedback process provides an opportunity for the organization to learn and improve its performance. Be precise. Depth and breadth in your discussion is always a good thing.

Feedback Loop and Organizational Learning

Overview

In this assignment, you will develop your own pricing strategy, running the simulation at least twice. Your objective is to earn the highest cumulative profit, and to expand market share to the greatest extent possible. In this final assignment, you will continue to compete with new entrants; in assignment 4, however, the pricing policy of competitors will be more aggressive (i.e., competitors will be increasingly inclined to undercut your pricing).

Assignment

For this final, go to “Settings” page, and change the following:

1) Competitor Price Policy – Low

2) Entry for New Competitors – On

3) Be sure to SAVE your changes.

For the Module assignment 4, you are asked to complete the simulation, making pricing decisions at 2-year intervals. Leave the process improvement percentage at 5%. Note that you will again need to monitor the market share and financial performance of new entrants into the Solar Power industry. Also, you will now find competitors’ pricing to be more highly aggressive.

Run the complete 18-year simulation two times.  For each simulation run, keep track of the pricing decisions you make at each of the four decision intervals. Also, keep your results (note key metrics like market share of new entrants vs. your company’s market share, revenue, margins, profitability, etc). Give justification for your pricing decisions, and using key data, compare your results between Simulation Run #1 and Simulation Run #2.

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered and taken into account in preparing your 5 page  paper include:

  1. Include discussion and analysis of key metrics at the end of each decision point (e.g., among other data, be sure to include total market share, revenue, cumulative profit, consumer net price, modular price, unit cost, etc.). As an MBA, it is your job to identify cause and effect!
  2. Using Excel, provide a comparative analysis of key data to demonstrate the differences between the results of Simulation Run #1 vs. Simulation Run #2 at key decision points. It is your job to determine which data (and which comparisons) are most significant. Don’t merely recite the data you’ve collected, however – instead, analyze the data! As an MBA, what does it tell you?
  3. Comment on the impact of the more highly aggressive pricing strategies used by competitors. What has been the effect of aggressive competitor pricing on your results (profitability, market share, cost to consumer, etc.)?
  4. What recommendations would you give to a newly-hired CFO who will be responsible for setting pricing for the company going forward? If you were responsible for orientation of the new CFO, what lessons learned, pricing/ marketing strategies, and other recommendations might you have? Be specific.

Australian history assignment

PART 1

You are to design and create a commemorative Poster remembering 100 years since gallipoli.

include important dates

include reference to commemorating 100 years since gallipoli landing

include use of creative image design colour

be no bigger than a4 size

Part 2

explain the reasons why Australia become involved in ww1

reasons why Australia as a country became involved in the war

personal reasons why individual decided to enlist and fight for Australia in the war

make use of historical terms and sources

Racism in the workplace

Directions: The final research paper is a required component of this course.

Review the requirements for the final Research Paper below.

Submit your Final Research Paper to the dropbox “LP8 Assignment: Research Paper.” This assignment is worth 275 points and will be graded according to the Writing Content Rubric. The university’s faculty has designated this course as a writing-intensive course.

The assigned writing project must include library/learning resource center research of print and electronic resources, periodic submission of drafts for faculty review and feedback throughout the quarter, and a final paper of 2500+ words written in APA style.

Student research papers produced in this and other NAU courses may be eligible for the campus research scholarship competition. A Research Writing Guide, APA style tutorial and APA Example Paper Web links are available for students (NAU Student Portal) and faculty (MyNAU intranet) at the NAU Online Library’s APA Formatting & Style page.

For any help with APA formatting or finding appropriate sources, consult your local librarian. Paper should be ten to twelve (10-12) pages, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font. Also, please ensure that you cite all scholarly information paraphrased or quoted from your researched sources of information on the case topic.

Finally, be sure to include a separate Reference Page on which you list all of your research information sources according to correct APA citation style, depending on the kind of source: book, chapter, published article, internet article, etc.

Your Research Paper is due during the FINAL WEEK of the Term via the Assignment Dropbox labeled Research Paper.

This assignment is worth 275 points and will be graded based on the Writing Content Rubric. Be sure that your paper shows multiple revisions with improved focus and clear writing for a general audience.

Please remember to check your paper against the criteria in the Writing Content Rubric before submitting it.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Prepare a 4 – 6 page case analysis on the topic of strategic management and why it is critical to the success of an organization in meeting its goals and mission. In your analysis respond to the following question: What is strategic management and why is it critical to the success of an organization in meeting its goals and mission? Your analysis of this case and your written submission should reflect an understanding of the critical issues of the case, integrating the material covered in the text, and present concise and well-reasoned justifications for the stance that you take. http://extmedia.kaplan.edu/business/GB520/GB520_1505D/GB520_Unit02_Case_Study.pdf

Individualized Education Programs

Write a paper on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This paper needs to be double spaced. The focus of the paper should be on need for the IEP and the students that benefit. Also, some mention should be given to the future of IEPs.

Challenges Of Aging:

Discuss what may hinder the provision of person-centred and family focused palliative care for older people living with late-stage dementia in residential aged care facilities in Australia. Critically analyse material (including relevant research articles) to support an argument for how palliative care might be improved for these people. Synthesise learning into recommendations for how the RN might improve personal practice and influence the practice of others.

2500 words minimum

Assignment2: Violence and Drugs in Centervale—Defending Abby

Having successfully completed law school, you are now a second-year defense attorney with the state. You have been entrusted with the task of defending Abby, who has been charged with illegal farming of marijuana with intent to sell and illegal possession of firearms. Abby has never been charged with a crime before. The firearms possession charge is a misdemeanor in your state, and the marijuana charge is a felony. During the course of review of the case, you have been provided with the following information:

  • The police report filed by Officer Edward, which contains all the information regarding the events leading up to the arrest of your client. The report also includes the observations of Edward’s former partner (who has since been promoted to detective).
  • A search warrant for the home and subsequent documentation mentioning that drug paraphernalia and marijuana were found in the front room of the house. The documentation also mentions that a shotgun was found, bearing your client’s and her boyfriend’s fingerprints, under the couch in the same room.
  • A copy of a statement by your client but not signed by her, which appears to be a confession that she made in the car on the way to the police station. In the statement, she claimed that she just needed to sell a little more marijuana to raise an additional $1,500 so she would have $10,000 to bail her boyfriend, Bobby, out of jail.

In addition, twenty marijuana plants were found in the basement of the house, along with $8,500 in cash and a receipt book filled with Abby’s handwriting.

When you interview your client, she states that she barely recalls that evening, because she was completely drunk at the time the police showed up. She tells you that she doesn’t even remember being in the police car and has no idea that she was told her rights, because she didn’t sober up until the following morning.

She denies any knowledge of the marijuana plants in the basement of the house but states that the other marijuana on the table was just there for a party she and Bobby were going to have later that night. She also tells you that she is about four months pregnant with Bobby’s child. You have Abby’s trial starting the next morning.

Utilizing APA guidelines, citing your sources in text, and creating a corresponding reference page, cite relevant case law and specific information from external sources, present a 6- to 8-page research paper to illustrate how you would defend your client.

Please address the following issues specifically in your paper:

  • Can any of the evidence found in your client’s home be suppressed? If so, why and on what grounds?
  • Can any of the statements uttered by your client at the crime scene or in the patrol car be used against her? Can any of them be suppressed? Why?
  • Can the state meet its burden of proof in this case? If not, why not? What can you argue to defend your client on the basis of the evidence listed in the case?
  • Can your client’s best interest be served by engaging in trial? Or would it be better for her in the long run to make a plea. If so, what might your request be to the prosecuting attorney for a plea deal?
  • Assuming your client is found guilty on felony charges stemming from the marijuana possession, what argument might you make to the judge and the jury regarding sentencing? What constitutional amendment supports your theory and why?

Submission Details:

  1. The paper should be submitted using APA format, i.e., Times New Roman 12, double spaced with title page and reference page. See the APA manual for an examples.

LASA 2 Grading Criteria and Rubric

This assignment is worth 300 points. Download this rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

Offender rehabilitation treatments

Common Assignment: Written assignment on strategies for classifying and treating offenders (8 PAGES TOTAL)

Based on the seven (7) types of offender rehabilitation treatments:

  • Psychological
  • Behavior
  • Social
  • Educational/vocational
  • Substance abuse
  • Sex offender
  • Religious

How should offenders and treatment needs be determined and classified?

These programs have been proven to assist numerous offender populations, but there are no clear guidelines that address how or when they should be implemented within correctional institutions. In this assignment, students will select 5 of the 7 types of rehabilitative treatments to analyze and discuss.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Select five (5) of the rehabilitative treatment types from the list above.
  • Write 5-6 pages that address the following:
    • The name and purpose of each selected rehabilitative treatment
    • The scope of the treatments
      • What conditions or problems do the programs aim to treat?
      • What are the limitations of the programs?
      • What type(s) of offenders should be treated?
      • How you classify offenders and treatment needs?
    • The effectiveness of the programs within your rehabilitative treatment categories
      • What types of offenders are ideal candidates for these types of treatments?
      • Be sure to use examples to support your explanation.

In 3-4 additional pages, discuss the impact that one of your selected rehabilitative treatments has had on the field of corrections and society’s view of offender rehabilitation within the last 10 years.

APA FORMAT. REFERENCE PAGE, REFERENCES CITED THROUGHOUT THE PAPER. ABSTRACT. 8 PAGES TOTAL.

White Collar Crimes

Topic Selection and Proposal and outline of this paper are already attached please make sure that the information is added in some way please

Assignment 4, Part 1: Research Project Draft Submission

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

In Week 2, you submitted your Topic Selection and Proposal. Throughout the length of the course, you have read about your topic, increased your knowledge about your topic, and gathered credible information while conducting research on your topic. Now, you get to consolidate all of your research and assignments into one deliverable final Research Project.

The Basics of APA Style Tutorial is helpful in writing your paper.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Give a brief explanation of your chosen topical area.
  2. Based on your chosen topic, define the problems and challenges that exist in crime and criminology. Explain the historical issues that have contributed to the problems and challenges.
  3. Address the internal and external stakeholders and how they contribute to both the problems and the solutions in crime and criminology.
  4. Discuss the data and information that you have collected while conducting research on your topic. Discuss how the data relates to the problems and challenges in crime and criminology.
  5. Develop a solution that addresses the problems and challenges in crime and criminology, based on your research.
  6. Use at least eight (6) scholarly sources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, Ask.com, Answers.com and general websites do not qualify as scholarly.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Discuss evolutions in criminal theory to explain current and technological evolutions in crime.
  • Evaluate and explain ethical issues inherent in criminology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in crime and criminal behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and APA conventions.

Assignment 4: Negotiating a Contract with the Navy

Based on the same scenario as in Assignments 1, 2, and 3, you are now considering additional factors needed for your proposal based on RFP #123456789, dated 07/14/2014, where another local competitor intends to submit a proposal.

Additional factors to consider are:

  1. Although you have always built in a profit margin of ten percent (10%) for commercial flooring jobs, you are willing to consider a lesser profit margin in this case in order to win the contract.
  2. The Navy’s Contract Administration Officer is known to be a smart, tough negotiator.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine two (2) potential profit objectives that you will consider for accepting a less than normal profit margin if you win the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Determine two to three (2-3) negotiation strategies or tactics that you feel would be effective for winning the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality references  Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.
  • Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.

Case Study The Critical Importance of Adm Doctrine

Read the case study The Critical Importance of Administrative Doctrine from your textbook and answer the questions ‘For Discussion’ found at the end of the case study. For each set of questions, you will need to upload to the Assignment Dropbox a 500 word minimum response that takes into account your synthesis of the case study supported by the module content. Therefore, you should reference key concepts from the module to support you answer.

Asians and the Changing Nature of Diversity in America

Assignment 1

Create a PowerPoint® Presentation of 10 slides.  In the 2000 census, people of mixed-race were allowed to select more than one race for their racial category. This change reflected a national increase in:

  • The acceptance of interracial couples
  • The number of interracial relationships (formal and informal)
  • The number of individuals who identify with two or more races

Consider how does this change reflect racial and ethnic diversity in the US, racial tolerance and the future of race relationships in the U.S.

Include in the presentation:

  • An introductory and conclusion slide
  • Graphics
  • References, including at least four references beyond the textbook (they can be others from the class).
  • Extensive speaker notes

Assignment 2

Write a 800- word paper on Asian-Americans.

On many indicators of success, such as income and education, Asian Americans, while a distinct minority, surpass whites in America. Why is this?

Include the following:

  • Cultural value of Asians toward education
  • History of discrimination in the U.S.
  • Similarities and differences between Asian values and the dominant American values
  • Family
  • Extended family behaviors
  • Cultural values toward authority, both personal and institutional
  • Respect of adults

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Drug Program

You are developing a new drug program for prison inmates. You are required to make the program similar to programs for non-incarcerated adult males. Putting together all the elements of a drug abuse program will include but not be limited to: Screening, Testing, Diagnosis, Assessment, Referral, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, 12-step groups

You supervisor needs you to identify, describe, and justify the elements you will want to utilize in the program as well as a list of why it is necessary or important to the recovery of the inmates in your program. Use the following list as a guide.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 4–5 pages:
    • For each of the items in the list below, address the following three questions:
      • Briefly describe and summarize this activity/process.
      • How would you utilize it in the prison setting? Explain.
      • Why is this activity/process important to drug addiction treatment and recovery?
    • The list is as follows:
      • Screening
      • Testing
      • Diagnosis
      • Assessment
      • Referral
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
      • 12-step groups

      APA FORMAT. REFERENCE PAGE. 5 SOURCES CITED THROUGHOUT THE PAPER. 4 PAGES

Prison Drug Program

Inmates at the prison you work in like the drug program because it gives them extra perks that they cannot get anywhere else. It is important that the inmates not malinger in order to gain access to the program because it is limited to those with actual addictions and those who desire a real recovery.

Assignment Guidelines

  • In 5–7 paragraphs, address the following:
    • In your own words, define the term malingering.
    • Do you feel it is important to screen out malingering inmates who only want the program for the perks? Why or why not?
    • Regardless of your stance on the question above, how would you be able to screen out malingering inmates?
    • Besides perks of enrollment, what other strategies do you feel would be effective in enticing inmates to enroll in drug abuse and addiction treatment programs? Explain why?
    • What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of individual counseling for drug abuse and addiction on incarcerated individuals? Explain.
    • What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of group counseling for drug abuse and addiction on incarcerated individuals? Explain.

    APA FORMAT. 5 PARAGRAPHS. REFERENCES CITED THROUGHOUT. REFERENCE LIST.

Elements of a contract

Memo

Task Type: Individual Project   Deliverable Length: 800–1,250 word Memo

 

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Library Research Assignment

Your supervisor has just met with a potential new client. You and two of your coworkers will be working directly with this client in helping to create and execute contracts. To refresh your skills and memory on contracts, your supervisor has asked you to write a memo to provide to your coworkers and supervisor discussing the following information:

Identify, define, and discuss the 6 elements of a contract, providing examples to help further the understanding of each element.

Conduct research online or in the library to find a case involving a contract dispute regarding one or more of the elements of a contract, and provide the following:

Citation

Summary

Analysis of the case, including information on the specific elements involved in the dispute, as well as the outcome of the case

Discuss your opinion on the outcome of the case. Do you agree with the court’s decision?

Additionally, to help prepare for the Phase 4 and 5 IP (review the assignment for details), briefly (200 words) define a contractual concern related to the business you would like to start.

Customer Service Training Program

For any company that wants to deliver excellent customer service, having an excellent training program for its customer service employees is essential. This week write a one-page paper describing the customer service training program for your selected company. Summarize the key aspects that are emphasized in the training program and how employee customer service skills are developed. Use any resources and research items that are available to you, and be sure to cite any references in APA format.

Assignment 3: Ethical Climate Survey

  • A study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission recognized the importance of organizational culture and its impact on an organization’s commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with the law (LRN, 2006). Imagine that a business of your choosing is concerned about recent ethical breaches by its employees. The business has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the current ethical climate of the organization. The leadership has requested that you to develop a comprehensive survey that the business can use to determine the ethical climate of the organization. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

In preparation for this assignment, read the article titled “Measuring Your Organization’s Climate for Ethics: The Survey Approach”. Also, for tips on writing effective survey questions read the article titled, “Writing Good Survey Questions”, located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/writing-survey-questions/.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.
  2. Recommend key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.
  3. Develop an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.
  4. Designate at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and provide a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.
  5. Develop a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.
  6. Develop criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization. The criteria should identify:
    1. Who the target audience is;
    2. The method by which the you will administer the survey;
    3. Instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.
  7. Construct at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). At least two (2) of the twelve (12) questions should require an open-ended response.
    1. Determine the organizational culture
    2. Examine the ethical climate of the organization
    3. Examine the impact of existing ethics training program(s)
    4. Determine the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner
  8. Write a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.
  9. Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the variety of leadership theories and roles.
  • Analyze the formation and dynamics of group behavior and work teams, including the application of power in groups.
  • Evaluate ways organizational culture can be managed and promote ethics in an organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

Careers in Finance

Finance is an exciting field in need of intelligent, skilled people. The job opportunities range from corporate finance; financial planning; investment banking; insurance; and real estate from individuals, institutions, government, and businesses. Finance managers acquire, spend, and manage money and other financial assets.

Use the Internet and / or Strayer Resource Center to research career options within the field of finance. Consider the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website, and the Websites of finance professional associations such as the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), The National Association for Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and Financial Management Association International (FMA).

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe two (2) financial career options that an individual with a finance education might pursue and explain the value that such a position adds to a company.
  2. Explain the essential skills that would make a person successful in each of the described positions.
  3. Recommend one (1) of the career options. Identify the most attractive features of the position.
  4. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the forms of business organizations and the role of financial managers within an organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in finance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about finance using proper writing mechanics.

foundations of project management

Part One: Individual Paper—Project Procurement Risk

Review Week 3 and the supplemental readings (especially PMBOK® Guide).

In your paper, include the following:

  • An explanation of the different types of procurement contracts
  • A description of the risk level associated with each type of contract
  • An examination of the procurement management process

Cite any sources using the APA format on a separate page. Click here to learn how to cite sources using APA guidelines.

Part Two: Team Management

Review Week 3 and the supplemental readings (especially PMBOK® Guide). Write a 750–1,000-word paper on developing a project team.

In your paper, include the following:

  • An analysis of the administrative and behavioral aspects of team development
  • An evaluation of the characteristics of an effective team
  • The descriptions of at least three team development strategies

Cite any sources using the APA format on a separate page. Click here to learn how to cite sources using APA guidelines.

Part Three: Final Project: Communication, Risk, and Human Resources

This week, you will submit the next three parts of the course-length final project. The deliverables for Week 3 are:

  • The communications plan: Identify stakeholders from the requirements determination section. Add a new stakeholder and determine the following information for him or her:
    • Information need
    • The messages to be communicated
    • The timing and frequency of communication
    • The person responsible for communication
    • The medium for communication
    • Risk assessment: Identify potential risks that can prevent the project’s objectives from being met on time and within the budget. Develop a risk mitigation plan to manage the risks. The plan should have a severity ranking for each risk. For the most severe risk, develop a risk mitigation strategy that includes risk triggers and the team members responsible for responding to the risk.
  • The organization and human resources plan: Prepare an organizational structure for the project and identify the skills required to perform the work effectively and efficiently. Identify project team members and define their functions, responsibilities, qualifications, and capabilities. Explain where each team member fits into the organizational structure, including the details of the stage of the project where the team member will be assigned. Create a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM).

Submit your answers in a 6- to 8-page Microsoft Word document.

Assignment help

Unit II Essay Compose a 500-word point-of-view essay illustrating a chosen perspective of one of the figures listed below:

 a citizen of Jamestown, VA during Bacon’s Rebellion,
 a former indentured servant witnessing a slave auction,
 a Spanish citizen during the Pueblo Revolt,
 a Puritan sailor witness to the Arbella sermon,
  a citizen of Salem, MA during the witch trials, or
  a Chesapeake farmer reacting to the Navigation Acts.
As this is a point-of-view essay, a modern perspective will not accurately address what the question is asking for. It is strongly suggested that at least one selection from the provided source book be used to research the event and views of the time. All sources and their use must be appropriately identified using APA style.
Unit III Essay 
Select one debated topic from the three below, and construct a 500-word (minimum) academic essay that provides an overview of the debate—making certain to include key individuals, events, acts, the time period, the location, and why the debate was initiated. Identify the victor and why you feel they “won” the debate. Considering current events, what events experienced today are similar to your selected debated topic? Explain whether political, religious, or economic concerns were the most dominant motivation.
3 Debated Topics (choose one)
1. The appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown
2. The proper response by American colonists concerning the standing presence of British officials and soldiers
3. The ability of the colonists to rule themselves while still respecting the king’s authority
References are required after every essay to identify the cited source; example book references:
  • Roark, J. L., Johnson, M. P., Cohen, P. C., Stage, S., & Hartmann, S. M. (2014).  The American promise: A concise history (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s
  • Johnson M. P., (2012). Reading the American past: Selected historical documents: Volume 1: To 1877 (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/st. Martin’s

Variable/Absorption Costing

As you read in Chapter 8, there are arguments (for and against) variable costing and absorption costing.  Select one of these costing methods and explore the various arguments.  Determine whether you are “for” or “against” this selected method.  Provide evidence from the text to support your position.  Your initial post should be 200-250 words.

Guided Response:

Review several of your classmates’ postings.  Respond to at least two of your classmates who explored a different costing method than your own by stating whether you agree or disagree with their position.  Be sure to include cited support/examples to clarify your point of view.

Refrence:

 

Schneider, A. (2012).  Managerial accounting: Decision making for the service and manufacturing sectors. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Income tax

Complete federal income tax forms for a married couple (information provided in Appendix A under the Appendix and Forms section below). It is up to the student which forms are used from the following list (blank copies of all forms are available by following the weblink in your classroom):

Upon completing the return, the student will submit a three to six page paper describing why they chose the forms and how the federal income tax return forms work. The student will submit both the tax return (all forms used) and the paper to their instructor. The Tax Return Paper must reflect college-level writing and thinking, and will contribute 15% to the course grade.

http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103M Here is the link where you can get the 1040 form to fill in the info given in attachment.

 

Accounting Assignment

For this assignment, you are acting as the owner of your very own accounting practice. You are employed to assist Dominic Leonardo (owner of Dominic Consulting) in setting up QuickBooks for his company and his free Intuit Accountant File Transfer account. At month end, you received a .QBX file from Dominic Consulting containing all of the organizations accounting work for the month of January. Dominic is not clear on the purpose and security of the Accountant File Transfer account and needs your assistance.

Your service is to review the books of Dominic Consulting and advise Dominic of any corrections needed. Using your accounting knowledge you will describe an important outcome of the company’s performance shown in three statements: the Profit & Loss Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows.

Dominic Consulting is using the Ask My Accountant feature of QuickBooks which has led to a specific question. Dominic is unsure of how to record a retainer fee of $2,400 from a new customer, TakoSami. As it stands, Dominic Consulting plans to provide consulting services over the next three (3) months. He has not performed any work for TakoSami and expects the work to be done evenly over the three (3) months.

Dominic Consulting wants to know if the following entry is correct:

Cash 2400
Sales 2400

Hints: Accountants Copy is discussed on page 12.29, Ask My Accountant is discussed on page 12.31, .QBX files are defined in Section 4: QuickBooks Extras are in Section B, page B.2. Use these resources and other QB online sources for additional details.

Write a two to three (2-3) page business letter to Dominic Consulting in which you:

  1. Explain the interface provided by the Accountant Copy File Transfer, including the integration of your work into DCs accounting files.
  2. Explain the proper accounting for the TakoSami transaction and the effects / consequences of improperly recording this transaction.
  3. Explain the key highlights you identified in the three (3) statements, using your accounting knowledge.
  4. Identify the errors that you found in your review and suggest a resolution.
  5. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Generate financial reports for most small- to medium-sized businesses with QuickBooks.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in microcomputer applications for accountants.
  • Write clearly and concisely about microcomputer applications for accountants using proper writing mechanics.

Reagan’s Rise

What was Reagan’s vision when he entered the White House? How did he differ from his immediate predecessors? Why did he appeal to the American electorate? What was his economic legacy?

Support your arguments with this week’s reading and other sources. Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 3 pages in length
  • 2-3 outside sources (Include Reference Page)
  • APA

History assignment

The Silk Road was the world’s first great superhighway, linking China and India to the Mediterranean world. Travel was not only across Central Asia via caravans, but also by water from the Mediterranean Sea to the South China Sea. The people traded luxury goods, as well as ideas, religions, art, culinary delicacies, and musical traditions. They also traded diseases, plants, and animals along the route. All these factors significantly affected the people and cultures that lived along the route.

You will be supplied with a map of the Silk Road by your instructor. Assume you are an ancient traveler making a journey overland to China and returning to your home in Rome by water several years later. Study the map carefully so you are familiar with the route you will take and the people you are likely to encounter.

Consider the cultural impact such a trip would have had on you as you viewed examples of art and architecture along the way.

Using your textbook and personal research, choose six specific pieces of art or architecture you would have seen along the way. Each piece must be from a different locale.

  1. Download the Word document template for completing this assignment from the sidebar graphic and save it.
  2. Capture pictures of each of the six locations you chose.
  3. Identify each by name and location.
  4. Then, discuss (in 1–2 paragraphs for each picture) the importance of the art/architecture in its native location and its impact on you as a traveler seeing it for the first time.

What’s in a Name of an Ethics Code?

Read Consider: What’s in a Name of an Ethics Code? in Chapter 9, then answer these following questions from the text:

  • How does the title of a company’s ethics document affect your attitude about the content? Is one title more attractive than another?
  • What is the overall message that the title of the code of conduct conveys? Does it reflect the purpose of the document to provide employee guidance on expected conduct?
  • Propose creative titles for ethics codes for a pharmaceutical company and a restaurant. (Gonzalez-Padron, 2015).
  • Look for two other company ethics documents and share the titles of their ethics documents (consider your own organization or one that you are familiar with for this question).

Code of Conduct in Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism has become a growing industry, especially in developing countries. Research the topic of medical tourism and reflect on the ethics related to this industry.  Develop a code of conduct for medical tourism.

methods of quality measurement

For this assignment, you are required to write a research paper (4-6 pages) on methods of quality measurement. Your paper must include the following: 1) Detailed summary of at least two different methods of quality measurement. 2) Examples of how the methods

may be used to improve organizational effectiveness. 3) Evaluation of the methods. 4) At least four references. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Making Discipline Progressive

You are the employee relations specialist in the human resources department. A manager has come to you about an employee issue. The employee has been making patient accounts errors in her job as a hospital business office cashier. Research the progressive discipline process.

In a 2-3 page report, prepared in APA style with at least two references, do the following:

Provide your recommendations to the manager on how to start the counseling process with the employee.

Describe some possible solutions the manager might suggest to the employee or the employee might suggest to solve these errors.

Explain how the manager will document this situation to protect the employer and to be fair to the employee.

Assignment 2: Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Communication is of utmost importance in diverse teams. How a manager approaches a situation can determine the future direction of teamwork and ultimately the level of success achieved. When communicating with diverse teams, whether verbally, via e-mail, or in writing, managers need to consider the potential reactions as well as the intention of the message.

Review the scenario you read in M2: Assignment 1 and the discussion of possible HR actions. Based on the review, develop a 3-4 page memo to the project teams addressing the following:

  • Remind both managers and employees of the benefits of a culturally diverse workgroup.
  • Make recommendations on how to avoid scheduling issues due to the religious observance.
  • Explain how you arrived at your decision using relevant academic references.
  • Justify your suggestions by using empirical evidence and reference to any applicable laws.

Determining Compensation, Benefits, and Union Membership Eligibility

Remember that you are the Human Resources Manager for Epic Health Solutions. It is now important to pay the new Claims Supervisor position competitively, provide fair benefits, and state (according to labor relations laws) whether or not the position would be in a labor union.

In a 2-3 page report, prepared in APA format with at least two references, do the following:

Explain what job evaluation method you are going to use to determine the worth of this position.

Describe what your recommend salary and benefits package is going to be and if you recommend any incentives or bonus plans.

Finish your report by stating if this job is eligible to be in the union. Explain why or why not.

Employee termination

Using the attached solution write a paper of no more than 750 words to include the following elements as well as an introduction and conclusion:

  • Explain why the solution would help the middle-income customer. Provide credible sources to support your decision.
  • Explain what business decision an organization should make based on the solution.
  • For the business decision chosen, explain the resources an organization would need to implement that decision and factors that might affect the implementation.

*****Response must be consistent with APA guidelines complete with in-text citations as well as reference page. *****

Finance assignment

You are the CEO of a mid-sized corporation and are looking to expand operations into the Eastern Atlantic States. This expansion would be completed in phases. Phase one requires the purchase of three warehouses in Tree Hill, South Carolina. You are considering how to finance this purchase.

1. What are your options?

2. How will each option affect your balance sheet?

3. How will each option affect your return on equity?

4. If you finance completely through debt what might happen to the risk of your corporation from a bank’s perspective?

Financial Research Report

Imagine that you are a financial manager researching investments for your client that align with its investment goals. Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research any U.S. publicly traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity for your client. (Note: Please ensure that you are able to find enough information about this company in order to complete this assignment. You will create an appendix, in which you will insert related information.)

The assignment covers the following topics:

  • Rationale for choosing the company for which to invest
  • Ratio analysis
  • Stock price analysis
  • Recommendations

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a rationale for the U.S. publicly traded company that you selected, indicating the significant factors driving your decision as a financial manager.
  2. Determine the profile of the investor for which this company may be a fit, relative to that potential investor’s investment strategy. Provide support for your rationale.
  3. Select any five (5) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past three (3) years of the company’s financial data, which you may obtain from the company’s financial statements. Determine the company’s financial health. (Note: Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to: Liquidity ratios; Asset Management ratios; Debt Management ratios; Profitability Ratios; and Market Value ratios.)
  4. Based on your financial review, determine the risk level of the company from your investor’s point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimize these perceived risks.
  5. Provide your recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Support your rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles or material from the Strayer Library.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, Investopedia and other similar Websites to not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Critique financial management strategies that support business operations in various market environments.
  • Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions, and taxation effects.
  • Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept, bond valuation methods, and interest rate calculations.
  • Estimate the risk and return on financial investments.
  • Apply financial management options to corporate finance.
  • Determine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns.
  • Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including project risks and returns.
  • Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial management.
  • Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact financial management.
  • Design working capital management concepts to enhance tactical financial strategies.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.

Finance homework help

The President of EEC recently called a meeting to announce that one of the firm’s largest suppliers of component parts has approached EEC about a possible purchase of the supplier. The President has requested that you and your staff analyze the feasibility of acquiring this supplier. Based on the following information, calculate net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and payback for the investment opportunity:

Excel Spreadsheet

•EEC expects to save $500,000 per year for the next 10 years by purchasing the supplier.

•EEC’s cost of capital is 14%.

•EEC believes it can purchase the supplier for $2 million.

Answer the following:

•Based on your calculations, should EEC acquire the supplier? Why or why not?

•Which of the techniques (NPV, IRR, payback period) is the most useful tool to use? Why?

•Which of the techniques (NPV, IRR, payback period) is the least useful tool to use? Why?

•Would your answer be the same if EEC’s cost of capital were 25%? Why? Why not?

•Would your answer be the same if EEC did not save $500,000 per year as anticipated?

•What would be the least amount of savings that would make this investment attractive to EEC?

•Given this scenario, what is the most EEC would be willing to pay for the supplier?

800 words

Prepare a memo to the President of EEC detailing your findings and showing the effects if:

(a) EEC’s cost of capital increases

(b) the expected savings are less than $500,000 per year

(c) EEC must pay more than $2 million for the supplier

Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/essays/8qvsh-president-eec-recently-called-meeting-announce.html#ixzz3jIUgqp00

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Effects of Stress

Provide a 1-page description of a stressful event currently occurring in your life. Then, referring to information you learned throughout this course, address the following:

  • What physiological changes occur in the brain due to the stress response?
  • What emotional and cognitive effects might occur due to this stressful situation?
  • Would the above changes (physiological, cognitive, or emotional) be any different if the same stress were being experienced by a person of the opposite sex or someone much older or younger than you?
  • If the situation continues, how might your physical health be affected?
  • What three behavioral strategies would you implement to reduce the effects of this stressor? Describe each strategy. Explain how each behavior could cause changes in brain physiology (e.g., exercise can raise serotonin levels).
  • If you were encouraging an adult client to make the above changes, what ethical considerations would you have to keep in mind? How would you address those ethical considerations?

In addition to citing the online course and the text, you are also required to cite a minimum of two scholarly sources. Please see the Academic Resources section under Course Home to use the Argosy University online library to find appropriate scholarly sources. For reputable web sources, look for .gov or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.

Your paper should be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal 1-inch margins; written in APA style; and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. The body of the paper should be at least 6 pages in length.

Assignment 3: Juvenile Statistics Comparison

Data types are general categories of juvenile justice statistical data. The three primary sources for juvenile justice statistics or data types are official reports, self-report surveys, and victimization surveys. Each source has unique strengths and weaknesses, such as accuracy, breadth of coverage, and types of crime addressed. Here is an example of each data type:

Official Report: The FBI’s UCR is a summary of official crime statistics submitted by state and local law enforcement agencies.

Self-Reports: The report, Monitoring the Future, measures the extent of delinquent acts committed by high school students.

Victimization Survey: The NCVS measures household victimization and the attitudes, habits, and responses of the victims surveyed nationwide.

Tasks:

Part A:

For this assignment, pick a location and select two of the three primary data types:

  • Official Report
  • Self-Report
  • Victimization Survey

Remember both your data sources must be from the same location; if your first choice is the data type victimization surveys with the location being your state then your other data source will be either official reports or self-report surveys from the same location, your state. You may conduct an Internet search using the same locale and jurisdiction, for example:

  • United States official reports and
  • United States victimization survey

The ultimate goal is to select and compare two different data sources, both from the same location, time period (usually given as a year or a range of years), and population (usually given as a geographic location or a jurisdiction).

Part B:

Using a series of line graphs, compare the data presented in each data source across four different offense types during the same five-year period. For example, you could use assault, larceny theft, truancy, or runaways, then describe two examples each of the common delinquent offenses and the status of the offenses.

In a minimum of 2 pages, write a paper that includes responses to the following:

  • Comment with explanations on the results of the data presented for each offense type.
  • Analyze any trends and state which offense type shows the greatest discrepancy between the two data sources.
  • Given the nature of the data sources, describe why you think this discrepancy exists. Be sure to note with reasons whether your overall results are or are not what you initially expected.

Include an APA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references; you must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.

Macroeconomics Journal

After viewing the videos included in this week’s multimedia resources, reflect on the challenges facing the U.S. labor force due to outsourcing of jobs overseas.  Discuss the effect of outsourcing of production on GDP.

The videos are listed below.

Is America Number One? Understanding the Economics of Success. Unemployment: America vs. Europe.

(n.d.). Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.

1-800-INDIA: Importing a White-Collar Economy. Cyber City: Gurgaon, New Delhi. (n.d.). Retrieved from the Films on Demand database.

Assignment 3: Parenting Practices Over Generations

You learned in your readings that parenting practices and techniques used to shape child development are influenced by many factors including culture, socioeconomic status, non-normative life events, and cohort effects. To understand cohort effects, consider that the experiences of a child growing up in the 1940s are different in many ways from a child growing up today.

Read the article: Kotchick, B.A. & Forehand, R. (2002). Putting parenting in perspective: A discussion of the contextual factors that shape parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11(3), 255-269.

http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.proquest.com/docview/210500919

Synthesize what you learned in your readings as well as the above article to address the following:

  • Using the chart/table below, list at least 4 parenting practices of 3 generations. (Note: Parenting practices are not the same as parenting styles, which will be discussed later in the course). You can describe parenting practices of 3 generations of your family members, another family you interview, or general practices of generations based on research you find. For example, how did each generation address issues such as education, extracurricular activities, breastfeeding, sleeping arrangements, religious involvement, etc.?  Include brief demographic information (e.g., sex, age, region of the country) Note: 3 different generations means 3 different time periods, not 3 different people.
  • Now review the chart/table and discuss the following:
    • How were the parenting practices similar and different between generations?
    • Explain the concept of cohort effects. What cohort effects (e.g. historical or social events) might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described?
    • Identify and explain contextual factors (other than cohort effects) described by Kotchick and Forehand (2002) that might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described.
    • Why is it important to understand contextual factors, including cohort effects, when researching differences in parenting practices?
  Generation 1: Years children were raised (19XX-XXXX) Generation 2: Years Generation 3: Years
Parenting Practice 1: Education      
Parenting Practice 2:      
Parenting Practice 3:      
Parenting Practice 4:      

Present the chart or table and your comments in a 3-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, and an APA style reference page. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

language and lexicon

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine language as it relates to cognition. Address the following:

  • Define language and lexicon.
  • Evaluate the key features of language.
  • Describe the four levels of language structure and processing.
  • Analyze the role of language processing in cognitive psychology.

Emotional disabilities assignment

Emotional disabilities may inhibit one’s ability to manage emotions. This inability to cope with feelings may adversely affect one’s daily life. Children with emotional disabilities often also experience problems with learning.

For this Assignment, please write a paragraph on EACH of the questions below:

  1. Choose one emotional disability and describe the characteristics of the disability (e.g., bipolar disorder, ADHD, eating disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, recent exposure to violence or disaster, or conduct disorder).
  2. Describe the treatment for the disability.
  3. What issues do you think might arise in a school setting for a child with this disability?
  4. How might a school professional help the student cope with this emotional disability in the school setting?

Use resources from the APUS online library to help you learn more about the specific emotional disability you choose to examine. Additionally, you may click on the following link to learn more about emotional disabilities/disturbances in children and adolescents

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/children-and-adolescents-listing.shtml

1000 word minimum

APA format

Assignment 2: Evaluation of a Weight Loss Program

Many Americans believe that they are overweight, by a few pounds to a few hundred pounds. Because of this, weight loss systems are big business. For this assignment, you are to select a weight loss system and evaluate it in terms of the information about the physiology of ingestive behavior covered this module.

  • Find a website, a brochure, a popular article, or an advertisement about weight control that proposes a mechanism for loss of excess weight.
  • Document the key proposals in terms of the main claims for success of the program (e.g., restriction of fat and small portions).
  • Describe the reasons provided for the effectiveness of the program (e.g., a full stomach reduces hunger).
  • Discuss the physiological components involved in the weight loss program. Clearly express an understanding of the physiology of the process of hunger, satiation, eating, and drinking as relevant for the weight loss method being described (e.g., long periods between meals would be likely to reduce blood sugar levels).
  • Present a critique of the materials based on the module information on eating and weight regulation.
  • Evaluate the proposal and suggest whether you would try this weight loss system or recommend it to someone else. Explain why or why not.

For this assignment, you are required to cite, at a minimum, the online course and the textbook for the course. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found in the Argosy University library located under the Academic Resources section of Course Home. For reputable web sources, look for .gov or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Do not use Wikipedia.

Your paper should be double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and with normal 1-inch margins; written in APA style; and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page and a reference page. The body of the paper should be between 3 and 4 pages

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Conducting and Analyzing Statistical Tests

By Monday, August 24, 2015, post your results to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox. Your written presentation to the following problem situation should be a formal academic presentation wherein APA guidelines apply.

A study wants to examine the relationship between student anxiety for an exam and the number of hours studied. The data is as follows:

Student Anxiety Scores
Study Hours
5
1
10
6
5
2
11
8
12
5
4
1
3
4
2
6
6
5
1
2
  1. Why is a correlation the most appropriate statistic?
  2. What is the null and alternate hypothesis?
  3. What is the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours? Select alpha and interpret your findings. Make sure to note whether it is significant or not and what the effect size is.
  4. How would you interpret this?
  5. What is the probability of a type I error? What does this mean?
  6. How would you use this same information but set it up in a way that allows you to conduct a t-test? An ANOVA?
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Explain why a correlation is the most appropriate statistic.
36
List the null and alternate hypothesis.
20
Compute and correctly present the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours.
36
List the alpha, statistical significance of the results and the effect size. Provide an interpretation of the results.
60
List the probability of a type I error and explain what it means.
36
Explain how the same information would be set up to allow one to conduct a t-test and an ANOVA.
48
Writing Components:

Organization: Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure

APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations

Style: Audience, Word Choice

64
Total:
300

risk management

Financial markets are the forums in which buyers and sellers of financial assets such as stocks and bonds, and commodities such as grains, oil and gold, meet. Because there are uncertainties of outcome, organizations must develop strategies to manage the risk associated with it.

Write a paper of 8-10 pages on business and financial risk, as follows:

  1. Identify the major business and financial risks such as interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit, commodity, and operational risks.
  2. How do organizations measures risk and what global initiatives exist in financial risk management?

Use APA standards in writing your paper.

Assignment 1: Demand Estimation

Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of low-calorie frozen, microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April.

For a refresher on independent and dependent variables, please go to Sophia’s Website and review the Independent and Dependent Variables tutorial, located at http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/independent-and-dependent-variables–3.

Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets.

QD       =          – 5200 – 42P + 20PX + 5.2I + .20A + .25M

(2.002)  (17.5) (6.2)    (2.5)   (0.09)   (0.21)

R2 = 0.55           n = 26               F = 4.88

Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables:

Q          =          Quantity demanded of 3-pack units

P (in cents)       =          Price of the product = 500 cents per 3-pack unit

PX (in cents)     =          Price of leading competitor’s product = 600 cents per 3-pack unit

I (in dollars)       =          Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area

(SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,500

A (in dollars)     =          Monthly advertising expenditures = $10,000

M                     =          Number of microwave ovens sold in the SMSA in which the

supermarkets are located = 5,000

 Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations.
  2. Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of short-term and long-term pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results.
  3. Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation.
  4. Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model remain the same, but that the price has changed. Further assume that the prices are 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 cents.
  5. a) Plot the demand curve for the firm.
  6. b) Plot the corresponding supply curve on the same graph using the following MC/supply function Q = -7909.89 + 79.0989P with the same prices.
  7. c) Determine the equilibrium price and quantity.
  8. d) Outline the significant factors that could cause changes in supply and demand for the product. Determine the primary manner in which both the short-term and the long-term changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product.
  1. Indicate the crucial factors that could cause rightward shifts and leftward shifts of the demand and supply curves.
  2. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

 

Assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

 

 

 

Assignment 1: HINTS

1) To answer this question, you need to first substitute the values of P, Px,  I, A and M in the demand equation to get the value of QD. [Substitute 5 not 500 cents for price of cigarette, 6 not 600 cents for price of competitor’s cigarette, in the demand equation].

 

Use the value of QD and the corresponding value of P to calculate the own price elasticity of demand.

 

Use the value of QD and the corresponding value of PX to calculate the cross price elasticity of demand.

 

Use the value of QD and the corresponding value of I to calculate the income elasticity of demand.

 

Use the value of QD and the corresponding value of A to calculate the advertising elasticity of demand

 

Use the value of QD and the corresponding value of M to calculate the elasticity of microwave ovens sold

Use your calculated values of different elasticities and interpret it.

 

2) Based on the above results, consider what is the short-run and long-run business strategies.

 

3) This question has to be answered in light of own-price elasticity of demand you have calculated.

 

4a) To answer this question, you have to first determine the demand equation. Therefore, you need to substitute the values of Px,  I, A and M in the estimated demand equation. [Substitute 5 not 500 cents for price of cigarette, 6 not 600 cents for price of competitor’s cigarette, in the demand equation].

 

Plug/substitute the values of P = 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 in the demand equation and draw a demand curve [You can use Excel spreadsheet to graph it or use graph paper, pencil and ruler and draw it. In the latter case you can scan and submit it].

4b & 4c) The supply equation is given in Assignment 1. Plug/substitute the values of P = 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 in the supply equation and draw a supply curve [You can use Excel spreadsheet to graph it or use graph paper, pencil and ruler and draw it. In the latter case you can scan and submit it]. You need to draw the demand and supply curves in one chart to determine equilibrium price and quantity.

 

You should also determine the equilibrium price and quantity by equating the demand and supply equations.

 

4d) Look at the signs of the coefficients of the demand equation to determine the shifts of demand and answer accordingly.

Managerial Economics: Uncertainty

Question: Managerial Economics: Making decisions with uncertainties

17-1 Global Expansion

You are the manager of global opportunities for a US manufacturer, who is considering expanding sales into Asia. Your market research has identified the market potential in Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore as described next:

  success Level
Big Mediocre Failure
Malaysia      
Probability 0.3 0.3 0.4
Units 1,200,000 600,000 0
       
Philippines  
probability 0.3 0.5 0.2
Units 1,000,000 320,000 0
       
Singapore  
probability 0.7 0.2 0.1
Units 700,000 400,000 0

 

The product sells for $10 and has unit cost of $8. If you can enter only one market, and the cost of entering the  (regardless of which market you select) is $250,000, should you enter one of these markets? (Show how arrive at your decision). If so which one? If you enter what is your expected profit?

17.2 Game show uncertainty

In the final round of a TV game show, contestants have a chance of increasing their current winnings of $1 million to $2million. If they are wrong, their price is decreased to $500,000. A contestant thinks his guest will be right 50% of the time. Should he play? What is the lowest probability of a correct guess that will make playing profitable?

19.3 Bicycle insurance and information asymmetry

You sell bicycle theft insurance. If bicycle owners do not whether they are high or low risk consumers? Is there an adverse selection problem?

20.3 Locator Beacon for lost Hikers

Light weight personal locator beacons are now available to hikers that make it easier for the Forest Service’s rescue teams to locate those lost or in trouble in the wilderness. How will this affect the cost that the Forest service incurs?

Product Purchases and the Economy

You’ve been debating on making a purchase for yourself.  This is a product you’ve wanted for a while, but one that requires budgeting because you will be making monthly payments.

Select a product in which the demand for the product is clearly affected by the strength or weakness of the overall economy such as new homes, cars, appliances, smart phones, etc.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Identify and define two economic indicators that reflect the strength of the economy (e.g. real GDP, unemployment rate, inflation rate, interest rate, housing starts, etc.).
  • With these economic indicators in mind, how has the economy affected the demand for and supply of your selected product over the last 2 years?
  • What was the impact on the supply of the product and the impact on the demand for the product?
  • Explain the impact on the price of the product and your decision on whether or not to buy the product. 
  • Include responses to the following:
    • How might you apply what you learned about supply and demand to your work place or your understanding of the product you are considering purchasing?
    • How do the concepts of macroeconomics help you understand the factors that affect shifts in supply and demand on the price of the product? 

Include in in-depth introduction and conclusion

Format Paper with APA guidelines

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook

This is the book we are using in class:

Colander, D. C. (2013). Economics (9th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Microeconomics help

There have been several mergers of large firms within oligopolies. In this assignment, you are to select one merger that has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the last five years; describe and analyze the impact of those mergers, on industry, on consumers, and on society as a whole. Complete the following:

  • Go to the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site and select 1 merger that the FTC has approved in the last five years.
  • Write a paper that describes the principle firms, their industry, and that summarizes arguments in support of the merger and arguments opposing the merger. The paper should be approximately 2 pages in length, excluding the title page and bibliography.
  • In addition to the 2 pages of content, include a title page, abstract, and bibliography.

Some Things to Consider: Industry Description

Consider the following:

  • Describe the firms in the proposed merger. List their annual sales, and extent of their operations.
  • From the firms’ point of view, what are some of the incentives to consolidate?
  • Describe the competitive environment within the industry.

Some Things to Consider: Summaries

Consider the following:

  • Explain whether the competitive environment in this industry benefits society or not.
  • Is a high degree of market concentration a boon or threat to consumers? Explain.
  • How would the merger benefit the firms?
  • Would it benefit society or not? Explain.

You might use one or more of the following concepts: productive efficiency or administrative efficiency

ECON545: Project 2—Macroeconomic Analysis

The Macroeconomic Paper tests your ability to apply economic principles to a business decision considering the impact of macroeconomic variables. Select one situation from the items outlined below: A to D. Complete the paper on the selected situation as specified below. The completed paper is a professional report and is due in Week 6 (260 Points). See the grading rubric at the end of this document. Be sure to use the DeVry library to find data, and avoid questionable sources, such as Wikipedia.

Each of the scenarios has a list of Macroeconomic areas you are to address, with sources, in your answer. Briefly you are to research and show how these apply to your scenario: GDP growth rate (20 points), the business cycle (30 points), fiscal policy and level of unemployment (50 points), monetary policy and interest rates (50 points), international trade (40 points), and demographics (20 points).

Situation A

Rick, your friend, runs a small manufacturing plant that produces parts for the auto industry. Rick is thinking of expanding his operations to meet the increasing demand from car manufacturers. Hearing of your taking this course in business economics, he asks you for advice on how to go about making the expansion decision.

At first you are reluctant to give investment advice, but then you happen to read the piece “U.S. Auto Sales Estimates Cut as Confidence Slows Rebound” on page 634 of the textbook. You suddenly realize that Rick needs to take a number of macroeconomic variables into consideration for the expansion decision. You decide to research the economy in terms of GDP growth rate, interest rates, level of unemployment, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade, and demographics. You want to provide Rick with the most informed advice possible.

Situation B

Your neighbor Cindy wants to start a contracting business for installing solar panels. She has heard of the cost savings that households and businesses can make each year by installing solar panels on their roofs. Cindy has also heard of government incentives for installing solar panels. Being concerned about the environment and wishing to reduce pollution, Cindy thinks installing solar panels also serves a good social purpose. But she does not want to risk her life savings on a venture that might not succeed or become profitable enough. After hearing from you about taking this course in business economics, she decides to ask you for advice.

At first you are hesitant to give investment advice. Then you read the piece “Postal Service Considering Cutting 120,000 Jobs” on page 668 of the textbook. You realize there are more pieces to the decision than Cindy is considering. You decide to research the economy in terms of GDP growth rate, interest rates, level of unemployment, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade, and demographics. You want to provide Cindy with the most informed advice possible.

Situation C

Cousin Edgar is always thinking of the next business idea. This time, he plans to invest in buying four gas stations. He reckons American consumers have come to accept the high gasoline prices, and estimates world prices for gasoline to increase even further with high demand from India and China. Besides, Cousin Edgar thinks he will make a good profit on the sale of convenience items at each station. But before buying the gas stations, he decides to ask for your advice because you are taking this course in business economics.

You happened to read the piece “Bank Lending Signals a Strengthening Economy” on page 856 of the textbook. Cousin Edgar needs financing for his new business, but you realize there are more macroeconomic factors he needs to consider in timing his decision. You decide to research the economy in terms of GDP growth rate, interest rates, level of unemployment, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade, and demographics. You want to provide Cousin Edgar with the most informed advice possible.

Situation D

After hearing of your taking this course in business economics, Uncle Dan has e-mailed you asking for advice on his 100-acre corn farm. He mentioned how, after 30 years of growing corn, he wishes to leave that commodity’s market and enter a more profitable market instead. He is thinking of subdividing his land and building homes and shops. He reckons he could make a good profit by selling the homes and renting the shops.

Before you can find time to answer Uncle Dan’s e-mail, you read the piece “Will the Fed’s New Policies Revitalize the Housing Market?” on page 896 of the textbook. Recognizing the costs and risks for Uncle Dan in making the switch, you decide to research the economy in terms of GDP growth rate, interest rates, level of unemployment, the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, international trade, and demographics. You decide to educate yourself about macroeconomics so that you can provide Uncle Dan with the most informed advice possible.

Macroeconomic Paper as a Professional Report

Your paper should be organized into five parts as listed below.

  1. Title Page: Name, class, and date
  2. Introduction to situation but do NOT copy the scenario. Briefly summarize the situation and identify the macroeconomic issue(s) to be decided from the perspective of the organization.
  1. Relevant Economic Principles: Determinants of Demand, Supply, etc. and Relevant Data

Identify the variables that are critical in addressing the issue(s). Gather and present the relevant data on the variables by searching the DeVry Online Library. Ask a librarian for help if needed. Use in-text citation to report the source(s) of the data. Graphs may be included here.

  1. Recommendations and Economic Justification

Formulate and present your recommendations for addressing the issue(s) based on the relevant data and economic principles identified above. Justify your recommendations in terms of the economic impact on those affected.

  1. References

List the full references for at least five sources alphabetically in APA format.

Presentation of Strategy Audit Findings

In this assignment, integrate all the pieces of work you have drafted and formally turn it into the capstone strategy audit.

In previous assignments, you performed multiple, specified analyses of your company (or any company of your choosing). Those individual analyses provide the needed research to successfully complete the following LASA.

Part I: Strategy Audit Report

Using the tools and framework learned in class and throughout the program, prepare a 15-page strategy audit of your company with a companion presentation. The strategy audit is a comprehensive analysis of the company’s business strategy and operating performance, and culminates in a series of recommendations for improving your company’s performance based on the findings and conclusions of your analysis.

A strategy audit involves assessing the actual direction of a business and comparing that course to the direction required to succeed in a changing environment. A company’s actual direction is the sum of what it does and does not do, how well the organization is internally aligned to support the strategy, and how viable the strategy is when compared to the external market, competitors, and financial realities. These two categories, the internal assessment and the external or environmental assessment, make up the major elements of a strategy audit.

In your strategy audit:

  • Provide a high-level analysis of the company’s business strategy and operating performance. Be sure to complete the following:
    • Analysis of the company value proposition, market position, and competitive advantage
    • External environmental scan/five forces analysis
    • Internal environmental scan/organizational assessment
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Balanced scorecard/strategy scorecard
  • Recommend specific tactics for improving your company’s strategic alignment and operating performance.
    • Recommendations can include but are not limited to tactics in marketing, branding, alliances, mergers/acquisitions, integration, product development, diversification or divestiture and globalization (if you recommend your company go global, you must include a supply chain analysis and an analysis of your firm’s global capabilities).
    • Explain how the recommendations will help the company achieve its strategy and vision.

You are to write this report as though you are a consultant to your company, and are addressing the executive officers of this company. You will collect and analyze a large amount of data in producing your report, but your final product will be condensed and focus on presenting your analysis findings and conclusions.

Your report should consist of the following sections in the given order.

  1. Executive summary (1 page): A concise and insightful summary of the significant findings of your analysis and the recommendations you have for your executive team.
  2. Strategic issues and recommendations (5 pages): Identify 5–7 most important strategic issues facing your business unit. Strategic issues arise from a mismatch between internal capabilities and external trends such that important opportunities are not being pursued or significant external threats are not being addressed under the current strategy.The strategic issues list should integrate your SWOT analysis, your Five Forces analysis, and the organizational assessment and external environmental scan completed earlier during the course. These detailed analyses are the foundation for your final set of findings and recommendations presented to the executive team.

    In developing your recommendations for addressing each strategic issue, consider misalignments that might be apparent in different operating areas:

    1. Product portfolio: Are there changes to the target market segment, value proposition, or positioning of the product or service line needed?
    2. Structure: Are the organizational roles and responsibilities, decision-making authority, skill requirements, and work assignments properly configured and aligned to support the strategy?
    3. Organizational culture or behavior: Does the organizational culture inspire behaviors that support the strategy? Are the mission, vision, and values clearly articulated and aligned with the strategy? What new behaviors are needed?
    4. Value chain activities: Does the organization value chain fully align with the strategy? Are their activities that should be added, eliminated, or modified significantly?
    5. Performance measures: Do the organization’s performance measures focus on the key drivers of strategic success? Is there a strategy scorecard that ties the main elements of the strategy to specific operating capabilities, including goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) that give an indication of incremental or predictive progress toward reaching strategic goals?

    Your recommendations should fall into these general categories, but should be specific in terms of scope and expected impact.

    These sections have been completed earlier in the course, and should appear as appendices:

  3. SWOT analysis (2 pages—completed in Module 4): SWOT matrix illustrating strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  4. Balanced strategy scorecard (4 pages—completed in Module 4): Develop a Balanced Scorecard for your business unit that reflects the key drivers for your business strategy.
  5. Organizational assessment (3 pages—completed in Module 3)
  6. External environmental scan and five-forces analysis (3 pages—completed in Module 2)
  7. Market position analysis (3 pages—completed in Module 1)

Use information from your previous assignments to support your conclusions and recommendations and conduct additional research when needed. Make sure you properly reference and cite so that the location of information is clear.

Submit your 15-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2.doc.

Part II: Companion Presentation

Finalize the companion with a 10-slide Power Point Presentation that summarizes the audit and recommendations in a compelling manner that persuades senior management to explore and possibly implement your recommendations. The elements of the presentation should include the following:

  • Title
  • Agenda
  • Summary of audit
  • Recommendations
  • Key measurements
  • Risks and benefits
  • Call to action
  • Next steps

Annotated Bibliography and Analysis

Develop an annotated bibliography.

Include three to five sources on applying motivational theory in management.

Write a 150- to 300-word analysis discussing how motivational theory was applied to management in the articles in the bibliography.

Submit two separate files, one for the annotated bibliography, and one for the analysis.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

TEDxUIUC – Gene Robinson – Solving the “Nature vs Nurture” Dilemma

In this Ted Talks video, Dr. Gene Robinson, a department chair and professor at the University of Illinois, discusses the latest findings in the nature vs. nurture debate, including new knowledge about the human genome, highlighting the need to break down the false dichotomy between genes and the environment.

 

Think about and compare two people you know.  Each one of these two individuals has what you might suspect is a genetic propensity for being a leader.  In other words, you have seen evidence that both of these acquaintances of yours were born with leadership ability.  However, one of your acquaintances has become a leader and the other has not.  What can you identify as the difference, today, between these two personalities?  First share why you think both of them have a genetic temperament to be a leader and then why you think one became a leader and the other did not. What main cause do you believe is the reason that one of them is a leader and the other is not?  Or is there a main cause?  Remember to take into account what Dr. Robinson tells us.

 

EARLY AND MIDDLE ADULTHOOD PAPER WEEK 4

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine the psychological adjustments to aging and lifestyle that occur within individuals during early and middle adulthood. Be sure to include the following:

  • Discuss how social and intimate relationships evolve and change during early and middle adulthood.
  • Identify various role changes that occur during early and middle adulthood.
  • Examine the immediate and future impact of healthy and unhealthy habits practiced during early and middle adulthood.

Use a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

HISTORICAL PSYCHOLOGY ASSESSMENT 1

  1. • Explain the theories of three individuals who contributed to the field of psychology as we know it. Be sure to paraphrase (put into your own words) each theory or idea and cite your sources.
  • Then, explain how each of the theories and ideas you noted contributed to and shaped the field of modern psychology.
  • Finally, choose one of your individuals to identify a fundamental problem with his or her particular theory. Employ critical thinking to evaluate how this theory or idea created an unresolved issue that needed to be addressed by modern psychology.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Explains the theories of three key individuals who contributed seminal knowledge to the field of psychology; explanation includes details on the time, location, and field in which the individuals did their work

    Explains the theories of three key individuals who contributed seminal knowledge to the field of psychology; explanation includes details on the time, location, and field in which the individuals did their work

     Analyzes the contributions of three theorists to the field of psychology; analysis includes explicit connections to modern topics, theories, and issues in psychology.

     Evaluates how three theories each created unresolved issues to be addressed by modern psychology; evaluation includes citations of current research on those topics

    Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities, with written communication that is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Problem Solving assignment

When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it? This assignment asks you to apply a six-step to problem solving process to a specific problem scenario. You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem using this systematic approach. As Voltaire said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

Choose one (1) of the problem scenarios as a topic choice for your paper (Note: Your professor must approve your topic choice before you begin work on the assignment.)

Scenario 1: You have worked at your company for eleven (11) years. You have returned to college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in order to increase your chances for a promotion. You are nearly finished with your degree, when a supervisor’s position in a competing company becomes available in another state. The start date is in two (2) weeks, during your final exam period for your courses. The position offers a $15,000 per year salary increase, a car allowance, and relocation expenses. Your former supervisor works for the company and is recommending you for the position based on your outstanding job performance; if you want the job, it’s yours. All of the other supervisors at this level in the company have Master’s degrees, so you know that you would be expected to earn your Bachelor’s degree and continue on to a Master’s degree. Your present company offers tuition reimbursement, but the new company does not.

Scenario 2: Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a school project. He / she is very excited about the project and begins work immediately, doing research on the Internet and gathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child is not including all of the required items in the project, and you have some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a child developing responsibility for his/ her own learning. You recall the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects. You, on the other hand, want to encourage your child’s confidence in his / her ability to complete a project independently. The next day, you are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the science project and is taking a day off of work to put the pieces of the project together.

Scenario 3: You have two jobs—one during the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and one on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You are taking two classes—one that meets from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and one class online. You have two kids—one who plays soccer, and one who is in band. You have two elderly parents who no longer drive. You have two siblings—one who lives two (2) miles away, and one who lives in another state. You have two (2) papers due in your classes the same week that one (1) of your children has a soccer tournament, and the other child has a band concert. You are coaching the soccer team, and you are in charge of fundraising for the band. You have a goal to complete your degree in two (2) years. Your doctor tells you that your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and your weight are too high and recommends several medications that cost you nearly $200 per month after your insurance co-pay.

Scenario 4: You are a sales representative for a company that encourages staff to log time in the field and away from the office. You are expected to begin and end your day at the office. You notice that each day when you arrive and return another co-worker is already there, and you wonder whether this person spends most of his / her time at the office. At your weekly sales meeting, you are informed of your co-workers’ outstanding sales performance. You suspect that this co-worker is spending more time flattering the boss instead of working leads in the field, and as a result is getting the best client referrals. Your own sales numbers have steadily decreased since this other sales representative was hired.

Scenario 5: Professor’s Choice – problem scenario presented by your professor.

Scenario 6: Student’s Choice – Problem scenario presented by you.

Review the six-step problem solving process outlined in the webtext, based on the article “The Problem Solving Process” located athttp://www.gdrc.org/decision/problem-solve.html:

  • Step One: Define the problem
  • Step Two: Analyze the problem
  • Step Three: Generate options
  • Step Four: Evaluate options
  • Step Five: Make your decision
  • Step Six: Implement and reflect

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Define the problem in the scenario that you have chosen.
2. Analyze the problem in the scenario.
3. Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.
4. Evaluate the options for solving the problem.
5. Decide on the best option for solving the problem.
6. Explain how you will implement the decision made and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

You should follow these submission guidelines:

  • Submit the paper draft to Turnitin.com and then submit the originality report with the draft to Blackboard.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the hindrances to the decision-making process in order to apply problem-solving skills to a variety of situations.
  • Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic

Obesity in America

Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 383 to 385 in the textbook. You may also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research obesity and its causes.

Suggested Reading:

Write a one to two page (1-2) page essay in which you:

  1. Describe the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.
  2. Select one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity. Recommend two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chance of becoming obese.
  3. Discuss one (1) sociological theory that relates to the selected contributing factor to obesity.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for the essay should be the article from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the sections noted in your text. For this reason, APA citations or references are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define the basic concepts used in the discipline of sociology.
  • Explain the major theoretical paradigms of sociology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

How do our bodies and minds change from early to late adulthood?

For this assignment you are to examine a topic of lifespan development connecting research and life. Below is a list of topics from which you are to select one for the Outline of the Final Paper and the Final Paper. Make sure that the topic you select is different from the topics you selected for the Week Two and Week Three assignments.

  • How do our bodies and minds change from early to late adulthood?

Once you have chosen your topic, examine the various theories of human development learned in the course and choose one or two that best assist you to understand the issues involved in your topic.

Review the following APA Sample Outline Handout for information on creating an outline.For this outline, address the following:

  • Examine various theories of human development, describing relevant terminology, and addressing how the theory assists in the understanding of issues involved in the selected topic.
  • Identify and describe at least two domains of human development (physical, biological, emotional, cognitive, and/or social) and how they are impacted by the chosen topic.
  • Identify and describe the stages of development that are affected by the chosen topic.
  • Describe the cultural and historical perspectives of the chosen topic, demonstrating an understanding of how the topic has been perceived over time and by other cultures. Provide relevant examples.

Writing the Outline for the Final Paper

The Outline:

  1. Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
    1. Begin with an introduction to the selected topic in which you define all concepts that will be discussed in the paper.
    2. For example, if you select “How do memory and intelligence change as we age?”, as your topic, then you will need to define the terms memory, intelligence and aging.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
    1. Conclude with an answer to the selected question. Did the evidence you surveyed answer the question satisfactorily? Include your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the available evidence.
    2. If possible, suggest the course that future research should take if answers to the selected question are less than conclusive.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly sources, all of which must come from the Ashford University Library or Google Scholar.
    1. It is important that you ask yourself if the articles specifically address the selected topic. It is not always easy to find the right articles. Thus, give yourself some time to search before you finalize your selection.
    2. You may reference your textbook and other required materials from the course; however, these will not fulfill the resource requirement.
  7. Must briefly summarize each article including the purpose of the investigation, its methodology, and results.
    1. If possible, select peer-reviewed articles that summarize the evidence available in a given field of study (e.g., meta-analysis combines the findings of different studies to uncover trends, commonalities and differences).
    2. Order the articles in the way you think you will discuss them in your paper. Then develop a summary of the scientific evidence that answers the question you selected.
  8. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  9. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Conflict Resolution

Read the case study for this unit regarding ExtremeNet and Allen Lopez.

As the Chief Executive Officer for ExtremeNet, you are responsible for resolving the conflict between Allen Lopez and ExtremeNet in a manner that demonstrates solid ethical reasoning skills and the ability to manage stakeholder interests

Case Study

For seven years, Allen Lopez had worked for ExtremeNet, a well-known, global, high-technology company that provides clients with Internet services such as e-commerce and Web development, online marketing, strategic planning, and research. Allen was well paid and performed well in a responsible middle-management position, which he found rewarding. However, as ExtremeNet struggled to manage the effects of an economic downturn, Allen became disenchanted with the company’s treatment of lower-level employees, including his own assistant. Among Allen’s concerns were gender and age discrimination during layoffs, as well as changes to personnel policies that he believed treated lower-level employees unfairly.

Allen’s frustrations grew after he raised his concerns in vain with his superiors. What he did next put his career in jeopardy: Working at home over several weekends, Allen created and published on the Internet a satiric website that inveighed against the abusive management practices of a fictional company that bore a striking resemblance to ExtremeNet. The site gained some notoriety among high- tech websites and in the business press.

The vice presidents of ExtremeNet were incensed to learn of the site’s existence and were concerned that the site generated so much traffic and publicity. Although Allen protested that he acted out of a sense of justice and asserted that his creative work was protected by his first amendment rights, this did not prevent the leadership team of ExtremeNet from hastily assembling an emergency meeting to decide whether Allen Lopez should be discharged, and whether ExtremeNet should file suit to have his satirical website removed from the World Wide Web.

As the leader of ExtremeNet, it is your responsibility to resolve the following questions:

1.        Should Allen Lopez be allowed to keep his job with ExtremeNet? Support your answer using ethical theory.

2.        Should ExtremeNet attempt a lawsuit to force the removal of this website? Support your answer using ethical theory.

3.        How can ExtremeNet’s leadership best respect the rights of Allen Lopez and ExtremeNet? Explain the impact of your ethical decision on Allen Lopez and the company.

4.        How can ExtremeNet’s leadership best repair the relationship between management and employees while meeting the needs and goals of the company? Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and how to best unify the company to move forward.

Write a one to two page decision in which you address the above questions and explain your reasoning.

International finance homework

China is a manufacturing superpower. Assume that you are the CFO of an automobile manufacturer looking to build a U.S$.800 million plant in China. You are discussing this project with your spouse, who is intelligent, but has no background in finance.

1. Your discussion should begin with a clear and logical step-by-step explanation of the theory behind the concept of “required return” on proposed capital investments. Explain how cost of equity, cost of debt, WACC, and allowances for various risk factors are involved in determining the “required return” on proposed international capital investments.

2. Discuss each single one of the main risk factors that should be allowed for (in addition to WACC) in order to determine the appropriate required return on this capital investment opportunity.

3. Make a reasonable estimate of the required return, starting with a 12% weighted average cost of capital for the U.S. auto manufacturer, and adding reasonable estimated percentages for each of the separate risk elements you can foresee. Provide some rationale for the percentages that you select.

 

MS word and Excel can be used

Applying Capital Budgeting

 For your final discussion assignment, respond to the following questions.

Is it realistic to assume that the economic concept of operating at the point where marginal revenue and marginal cost are equal can be applied to real-world strategic planning while at the same time marrying this concept to the capital budgeting process? If so, how can that be done? If the concept is applied, how confident should we be that the firm will achieve the point where marginal cost and marginal revenue are equal?

Your initial response should be two or three paragraphs in length. After you have posted your initial response, read all of your classmates’ responses and comment on at least two other postings.

Write your response as a one-page memo.  Post your memo in the discussion forum and solicit feedback from your classmates

 

Time Value of Money Project

Please show all your work if you use the Calculator. If done in Excel, please send me the spreadsheet / workbook.

1. What is the market value of the following bond?

Coupon 8%
Maturity date 2038
Interest paid semiannually
Par Value $1000
Market interest rate 10%
Answer: $819.23

2. What is the market value of the following bond?

Coupon 9%
Maturity date 2028
Interest paid semiannually
Par Value $1000
Market interest rate 8%
Answer: $909.61

3. What is the yield to maturity of the following bond?

Coupon 9%
Maturity date 2027
Interest paid semiannually
Par Value $1000
Market price $955.00
Answer: 9.61%

4. What is the current yield of bond in Question 3?
Answer: 90/955 = 9.42
5. The risk free rate is 7%, the return in the market is 10%, and the beta is 1.30. What return must you receive to be satisfied that you are being fairly compensated for the risk of the firm? 10.9%. that’s the lowest acceptable rate for that level of beta

6. What should a zero coupon bond maturing for $1000 in 9 years with a 7% market rate sell for? Answer: 1000/(1.07)^9 = 543.93

7. Preferred stock has a dividend of $12 per year. The required return is 6%. What should the price per share be? 12/.06 = $200

8. Hurricane Corporation expects to grow its dividend by 5% per year. The current dividend is $2 per share. The required return is 8%.

A. What is the estimated value of a share of common stock?
2.8/(.08-.03) = $93.33
B. If price is $40 and dividends were $1.50 per share but expected to grow at 4% per year, what would be the required rate of return?
((1.50(1+.04))/40)+.04 = 0.079
Answer: 7.9%
9. Compute the expected return for the following investment
State of nature Probability Return
Boom 25% 20%
Average 60% 8%
Recession 15% 0%

10. The following are the expected returns on a portfolio of investments. What is the expected rate of return on the portfolio?

Investment # of shares Price per share Expected return
A. 2000 $20 10%
B. 3000 $10 15%
C. 1000 $15 8%
11. You take out a $200,000 mortgage for 30 years at 6%.
What is your monthly payment? $1,199.10
What is the principle and interest on the 1st payment? $199.10
What is the principle and interest on the 12th payment? $1,000.00 & $210.33
How much interest will you pay over the 30 years? $988.77

12. You bought a house 8 years ago with a $250,000 mortgage. It was a 15 year loan with monthly payments which will pay off the loan when you make the last payment. The interest rate was 6%. What is your monthly payment and your current loan balance? How much interest will you pay in the upcoming year?

13. You want to retire as a millionaire. How much do you need to put away each month if:
A. You use common stocks and have an average return of 10%? $292.23
B. You use corporate bonds and have an average return of 6%? $751.70
C. You use government bonds and have an average return of 4%? $1,155.40
D. You put your money in a CD at 3.5% interest rate? $1,283.53
(Please use your own age. If you are over 45, please solve for saving a $100,000.)

14. You are offered a contract with a signing bonus. If they offered you either $215,000 in cash or $2,000 a month for 15 years, guaranteed, which do you take (based strictly on the math)? Your safe rate of return is 7.5%.
$2,000 a month for 15 years.

15. You are 30 years old and planning to retire at age 62. You want to plan your finances for living 35 years past age 62 and then die dead broke. You determine that you will need $3000 per month for the 35 years. At age 62, you plan to go live in the tropics on the beach and live on coconuts, rum and fishing. You need to conclude your retirement savings at age 55 because all your spare money then will go to your kids education. Ignore inflation.

The question is how much money do you need to save each month between now and 55 so that you can quit contributing and have enough money for the $3000 per month starting at age 62. The expected return on your investments over the whole period is 10% per year. $ 949.69

History Assignment

Using this week’s lectures, presentation, and at least one (1) outside source which can be from your “Supplemental Readings” for this week, please write a one to two (1-2) page paper on any aspect of Greece and/or Rome that contributed to the Western concept of individuality. The paper must be in APA format. Examples you might choose from include religion, warfare, art, philosophy, government or any combination of these or others you think best demonstrate the concept of individuality. Remember to also state how this concept can be seen in, or strongly influenced, modern times.

Religion’s Influence on Government

It is not uncommon for philosophers to consider the role of religion in the daily lives of the citizenry or the relationship between religion and government. St. Augustine and St. Aquinas are more theologians than political philosophers, but their works have influenced many political leaders nonetheless – including those who helped in determining the role of church and state in the US.

Aquinas was greatly influenced by Aristotle. He suggested that faith and reason are complementary rather than contradictory, and that political authority comes from God. Aquinas, like others before and after, also believed there were opportunities for “just war”, even though that seems contrary to religious teachings.

Though Augustine was not baptized into the Church until his later years, his views on religion and government are influential as to how this relationship should exist. He also believed the Bible should not be literally interpreted if it diverges from science, though argued politics and religion cannot be separated because the state is rooted in sin.

ASSIGNMENT

 Write a 2 page paper in which you compare and contrast the thoughts of Aquinas and Augustine on the role of religion in government. Within your paper, assess the legitimacy of tyranny as a form of government from the viewpoint of both philosophers.

This paper should be 2 pages of complete content (cover page and reference page are separate) and have in-text citations. The paper will be in APA style (both in formatting the paper and reference page). One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in the paper.

Written Assignment – Separation of Church and State

Luther is perhaps best known for starting the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 Theses to a church door. With this action, he directly challenged the power and position of the church in society.

Calvin essentially continued the work of Luther and helped spread the Reformation to other parts of Europe. Calvin believed in an explicit and literal interpretation of the Bible, but also believed in the strength of the individual to be good and follow God’s law. He was also critical of the Catholic Church and its influence at the time.

Machiavelli, often considered one of the founders of political science, is most famous for his work, The Prince, which is essentially an instruction manual for how a tyrant should rule. He wrote The Prince after being exiled by the Medici. His other work, the Discourses on Livy describes the advantages of a Republic. Both have had profound influences on the modern world.

ASSIGNMENT

Earlier we examined Augustine and Aquinas, both of which had great influence on the role of the Church in government. With Reformists like Calvin and Luther, the role was further defined. Write a 2 page paper in which you analyze the role of religion and its influence on the state in one of the following modern (within the past 20 years) countries: Iran, Iraq, USA..

This paper should be 2 pages of complete content (cover page and reference page are separate) and have in-text citations. The paper will be in APA style (both in formatting the paper and reference page). One scholarly article as a minimum should be included in the paper

“Unions and Collective Bargaining” Please respond to the following:

  •  Examine two (2) reasons why employees join labor unions.You can use Protect their rights and Pay Raises
  • Examine two (2) reasons why organizations prefer that unions do not represent their employees. Suggest two (2) benefits that unions can provide for an employer.  Justify your response.
  • Examine two (2) legal responsibilities that employers have when dealing with labor unions. Suggest two (2) ways in which management and unions might work together to craft mutually beneficial contracts. Provide a rationale for your response.

Merger, Acquisition, and International Strategies

Choose two (2) public corporations in an industry with which you are familiar – one (1) that has acquired another company and operates internationally and one (1) that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and operates solely within the U.S. Research each company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by another company, evaluate the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Justify your opinion.
  2. For the corporation that has not been involved in any mergers or acquisitions, identify one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and explain why this company would be a profitable target.
  3. For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement.
  4. For the corporation that does not operate internationally, propose one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider. Justify your proposals.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics

Pursuing a Job

For this option, you are pursuing a job in Public Health at a Local Public Health Department as the Executive Director.  Identify  the types of competencies required to be successful for the position. Then, discuss these competencies and an action plan that you would like to put in place to be successful. You can identify competencies through job descriptions, association websites (like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)), or other research related to the job you chose. Indicate which competencies you already possess and which ones you need to develop further. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources.

Requirements:

Write a two to three page paper (not including the title page and reference page) that is formatted and cited according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Include at least three references from either the readings or other credible sources to support your discussion.

Epidemiology homework help

Epidemiology in a Global Setting.

  • After reviewing this week’s readings, analyze the practice of epidemiology in the U.S. as compared to Third World countries in general. Suggest at least two (2) steps to improve the practice of epidemiology in Third World countries. Provide rationale for your suggestions.
  • Evaluate the cost effectiveness of using epidemiologic principles as a prophylactic measure, as opposed to a lack of health oversight in disadvantaged communities.

 

Epidemiology as a Social Science.

  • Analyze the concepts of psychosocial, behavioral, and social epidemiology, and integrate these concepts into a positive predictor formula for a healthy community. Recommend at least two (2) steps in a promulgated plan to disseminate this information to your community.
  • Based on your analysis from the previous discussion, suggest which of the two (2) concepts from psychosocial, behavioral, and social epidemiology has the most impact on the future of health care in the U.S. Provide support for your suggestion.

HRM 324/HRM324 Week 2 Internal and External Equity Comparison Paper

Internal and External Equity Comparison

Resources: Assigned readings, ERRs, the Internet, and other resources

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, in which you identify a total compensation plan for an organization focused on internal equity, and a total compensation plan for an organization focused on external equity.

Identify advantages and disadvantages of internal and external equity for the organizations.

 

Explain how each plan supports that organization’s total compensation objective and the relationship of the organization’s financial situation to its plan

Business Studies assignment

HRM522 Week 9

Week 9 Discussion

“Leadership and Ethics”  Please respond to the following:

•       Use the Internet to research someone you believe to be an ethical leader of a company. Focus on his or her actions of ethical leadership that support your viewpoint. Next, define what you believe constitutes ethical leadership. Provide two (2) examples of the selected leader’s actions that fit your definition of ethical leadership.

•       Evaluate the leadership of a leader in your organization, or prior organization, in terms of the seven (7) habits of ethical leaders. Determine one (1) area in which this leader could improve upon, and suggest one (1) action that this leader could take in order to do so. Note: Please do not identify workplaces or leaders by name.

Case Study 3: Zappos: Delivering Customer Satisfaction

Due Week 9 and worth 200 points

Read the “Zappos: Delivering Customer Satisfaction” case, located on page 475 of the textbook.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.      Analyze the manner in which Zappos’ leadership has fostered a culture of ethicalness in the company. Suggest two (2) actions that other companies can take in order to mimic this culture.

2.      Determine the major impacts that Zappos’ leadership and ethical practices philosophy have had on its stakeholders.

3.      Examine three (3) of the ethical challenges that Zappos faces. Recommend three (3) actions that Zappos’ leadership should take in order to address these ethical challenges.

4.      Evaluate the effectiveness of the core values in relation to developing a culture of ethicalness. Determine the manner in which the core values support the stakeholder’s perspective.

5.      Analyze the major ethical challenges that Zappos has faced. Determine whether or not you would have resolved these challenges differently than Zappos’ management. Provide a rationale for your response.

6.      Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•       Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

•       Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

•       Examine ethical issues and dilemmas in business.

•       Analyze scenarios to determine the ethical character of decisions made and the related impact on the organization.

•       Examine the significant issues of an ethical controversy in business to moral philosophy and values.

•       Write clearly and concisely about issues in ethics and advocacy for HR professionals using correct grammar and mechanics.

•       Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics and advocacy for HR professionals

Paper on preserving capital

Bootstrapping (90 Points)

It is essential for any entrepreneur to understand the concept of bootstrapping. Bootstrapping is doing anything and everything to conserve capital for only the things that generate revenue. That may mean bartering for services, approaching friends and family for financial assistance, using rental furniture instead of buying new, and many other creative ways of saving money.

Explain how firms conserve capital. Select a fictitious or real new venture and describe their alternatives for preserving capital. Identify at least five ideas for bootstrapping; describe how these save precious capital as compared to their alternatives. Give examples for each, and justify how much money may be saved in the budget.

Your paper should be 3 pages in length, in conformity with guidelines for APA Style, and include at least 3 outside resources, which may include credible sources in print or from the Internet.

Capitalism and the U.S. Economy

In a command or planned economy, the government, not the market, regulates the factors of production and economic activities considered essential to the function of the economy.  Economic decisions including what goods and services to produce (supply), how resources are allocated and regulated and how profits are distributed are made and implemented by the government.

How is the U.S. economy different from a command economy? Can the U.S. economy be called a true free market economy? Explain your answer by discussing the ways in which the federal government interacts with and regulates the U.S. economy in the context of both a command and free market economy.

Provide examples and justify your conclusions. Quotations, paraphrases, and ideas you get from books or other sources of information should be cited using APA style. Help with citing sources can be found through the Academic Resources page under Course Home.

ECON 201 – Macroeconomics

Class Project

Choose one of the following economists:

Adam Smith

Milton Friedman

John Maynard Keynes

Paul Samuelson

Ludwig von Mises

  1. Write a four to five page paper.
  2. Make sure you have personal information as birth date, where they live, and other relevant information.
  3. Their academic training.
  4. Where they have taught?
  5. Their degrees.
  6. What kinds of economic theories they purport?
  7. Explain their theories.
  8. Give examples of how their theories are applied.
  9. What works have they produced as books and papers and summarize?
  10. Why do you think they are important from your research?
  11. Why do you think their theories are important?
  12. What impact if any have they had on your life and the lives of your fellow Americans?
  13. In your opinion, is their work beneficial to the study of macroeconomics?
  14. What new things did you learn by completing this assignment?
  15. Summarize the paper in a paragraph!
  16. Don’t forget a good bibliography!

Grading Rubric

  1. Personal information – 5 points.
  2. Academic information – 5 points.
  3. Grammar, writing style – 10 points.
  4. READABILITY – 10 points.
  5. Content and answering most questions from above – 15 points.
  6. Summary – 5 points.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Choose ONE (or more) case to answer. Explain your answer.

 Which of the following are included in this year’s GDP? Choose ONE case to answer. Explain your answer.

 a.   Interest on an AT&T corporate bond.

b.   Social security payments received by a retired factory worker.

c.   The unpaid services of a family member in painting the family home.

d.   The income of a dentist.

e.   The money received by Smith when she sells her economics textbook to a book buyer.

f.    The monthly allowance a college student receives from home.

g.   Rent received on a two‑bedroom apartment.

h.   The money received by Josh when he resells his current-year-model Honda automobile to Kim.

i.    The publication of a college textbook.

j.    A 2‑hour decrease in the length of the workweek.

k.   The purchase of an AT&T corporate bond.

l.    A $2 billion increase in business inventories.

m.  The purchase of 100 shares of GM common stock.

n.   The purchase of an insurance policy.

Job Satisfaction

As discussed in this week’s Learning Resources, a variety of factors influence individuals’ job satisfaction. This Application Assignment provides an opportunity to analyze some of these factors and to think about how this relates to your current or future as a health care manager.

Prepare for this assignment by reviewing the Learning Resources, including the “Barbara Norris: Leading Change in the General Surgery Unit” case. Also, conduct your own research on this topic using the Walden library and credible Web sites.

Read the Job Satisfaction Interview Document and prepare to interview five individuals. Ideally, you will interview two individuals in managerial or supervisory positions and three employees in health care organizations. Do not interview your own supervisor or direct reports.

You are encouraged to modify the Job Satisfaction Interview Document to incorporate your own questions devised from the Learning Resources and your own research.

Conduct each interview as follows:

  • Ask the participant to rank each of the survey items in order of importance to him or her (i.e., #1 has the most influence on the work experience and job satisfaction, and so on).
  • Ask the participant follow-up questions as appropriate.
  • Note information about the participant that will help you conduct your analysis. For instance, include first names, professional credentials, and levels of experience.

Then, analyze the information you have collected in conjunction with the research and ideas presented in the Learning Resources, as well as the resources that you have identified on your own. Consider the following questions:

  • What similarities and differences do you notice between and among various individuals (e.g., managers versus employees)? What patterns emerge?
  • What contextual factors should inform your analysis? For instance, how might the current economic climate inform individuals’ responses? How could the level of education and training an individual has influence what he or she values most in a job?

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:

  • Analyze two or more key factors that influence job satisfaction, noting why you think these factors are particularly important. Include specific references to your interviews and at least four resources in your analysis.
  • Propose strategies for how health care managers can help to promote a positive work experience and job satisfaction for their direct reports. Explain how and why this is important for helping an organization to fulfill its mission, vision, and values, and achieve its goals and objectives.

Note: At the end of your paper, include notes from your interviews or the actual documents.

Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and from additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

Regression Equations

What would be the hypotheses to test this relationship?  Is the relationship significant? You can use Table I in your book to determine significance.

Using excel, find the regression equation to predict length of foot using height.  Write it in slope-intercept format.

Use the regression equation to predict a foot length for a height of 62 inches.

I already have the answers for questions 1 and 2 figured out. I just need the three questions above. For reference, these are the two questions I have already answered.

Assignment Description:  This week we will use the data collected in week one for height and length of foot.  We will determine whether there is a significant relationship between the two variables.

  1. Create a scatter plot for height and length of foot.  We will assume here that height influences length of foot so height will be the independent variable.  Does it appear from the plot  that there is a relationship between the two variables?  What type of relationship would that be?

 

  1. Using excel, calculate the correlation coefficient,r,  for the two variables.  How would you interpret this measure?

contemporary social movements

write a short research paper about one contemporary social movement in relation/comparison to the movements discussed in the book “From Toussaunt to Tupac: The Black International Since the Age of Revolution” by Michael O. West, William Martin and Fanon Che Wilkins.

Criminal and Civil Laws

The paper should: Identify 3 or more criminal or civil laws that emergency services agencies must account for in their daily operations.

Discuss the potential consequences of violating these criminal or civil laws. Discuss liability and how it applies to emergency services organizations.

Forty Studies that Changed Psychology

Write a critical review of the book as a whole. This review should be a brief essay (three pages). A critical review should briefly introduce the book, summarizing the author’s main argument and key points. It should evaluate how well the book makes its argument: the quality of writing, reasoning, evidence, etc. It should express your thoughts as a reader on the value of the book, to you and/or to other readers. Ultimately you are trying to decide whether to recommend the book and, if so, to what kind of reader, for what purpose, and with what reservations. Go beyond broad generalizations and empty praise or criticism. Elaborate; explain; give specific examples. If someone reading your review can make a well-informed judgment about the book, you’ve done your job well. Credit will relate to the quality of your writing (not the views you express). As a student new to psychology, it is understood that your background knowledge is limited, so you should base the review on your perspective as a layperson. Give specific information to illustrate your thinking. Edit your writing carefully so that your thoughts are well organized and clearly expressed (in grammatically correct sentences) The book you should be writing about is Hock, Roger R. (2012), Forty Studies that Changed Psychology (7th Edition) and it should be read.

Commercial Analysis

You will compose a critical thinking analysis of two television commercials.

The paper should be at least 5 pages long and provide a full analysis of both commercials. You may write more than 5 pages, but if you are under the requirement, this is a sign that you will need to add more depth and detail to the essay. Select two commercials for the project.

If you do not regularly watch television, you can still complete the assignment by searching YouTube or individual product websites to find advertisements for products, goods, or services. Choose one commercial that you think is effective and persuasive, and another that you think fails to make a strong argument.

First, you will describe what happens in each commercial. Assume that the reader has not seen either commercial. Explain the use of words, images, and sounds. Next, put into words the premises, claims, and conclusion from each commercial. Identify which styles of argument are being used. Introduce and explain the various arguments, the visual elements, any fallacies, and appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos. Discuss what the commercials have done well or what is lacking. Finally, offer two suggestions that would strengthen each commercial. What would make the effective commercial even stronger? What would cause the ineffective commercial to become persuasive? Explain why this would make a difference in the final outcome for the commercial.

Disability research paper

CASE STUDY PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW:
For this assignment, create an intervention plan for a specific hypothetical child. Select a disability which interests you or with which you feel called to work. Use the textbook and peer-reviewed research to address the specific areas listed on the grading rubric. In addition, follow closely the required outline. See outline and rubric for specific required elements.

WRITING:
Include a title page, an abstract page, at least 13 full pages of content, and a reference page. The completed project must be 15–20 pages. Additional creative graphics or tables that you find helpful may also be included (in addition to the 15 pages). This assignment must be in current APA format and must have a minimum of 5 current (2010–present publication dates), peer-reviewed/scholarly journal articles. The textbook and the Bible must also be used as additional sources and are not included in the required 5 sources.
Do NOT use any non-scholarly sources. Most web based sources are NOT scholarly. The list of sources on the reference page must exactly match the sources cited in the text of the paper. Completion of the assignment will improve research and communication skills while increasing your knowledge of a disability of special interest.

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.

performance enhancing drugs/steroids should be legal for both personal use and in sports

The essay needs to be a 10-page argumentative research paper including a thesis with 2-4 key points and 10 credible, academic sources cited in APA format.

The topic chosen is that performance enhancing drugs/steroids SHOULD be legal for both personal use and in sports. Key ideas for why they should be include “my body my right”, they are already present in sports, they aren’t as dangerous as people think, legalization would lead to more information to use them safely and people will use them anyway, more health benefits than risks with them, legal sources for steroids would mean safer use for people that would use anyway. If this topic is too challenging or controversial then I can choose a different one. Instructions from School: In this task, you will write the final draft of your paper. Aim for a polished, error-free submission. The writing tone for your research paper should be formal and appropriate for academic writing. The information in the essay should be based on credible source material. The paper must follow APA documentation guidelines, and any sources that you cite in the paper must be included in the reference list. Likewise, any source in the reference list must also be cited in your paper. Note: An abstract is not required for this task, but including a title page is recommended. Requirements: A. Write a cohesive, argumentative research paper (suggested length of 10–15 pages) in which you do the following: 1. Provide an effective introduction. 2. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points. 3. Develop each of the main points in effective paragraphs with support from a variety of sources. 4. Provide an effective conclusion. B. Include at least 10 academically credible sources in your essay. 1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section. Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.

Managing Environmental Issues

Resource: Managing Environmental Issues Simulation

(or research an instance where a city council may need to consider all angles for a local community and its surrounding natural environment.) 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word proposal to a local city council in which you propose deciding how to use money to best serve the environment within a community.

Address the following:

  • Take the role of one of these stakeholders listed in the simulation
  • You have investments that total $250,000.
  • Decide how you would spend this money to improve the status of the environment in this community.
  • Explain how environmental justice plays a part in your proposal.
  • Explain to the council why they should choose your proposal.

Include how your proposal will benefit the community while maintaining sustainability.

Accounting and Taxation

The lessons this week focus on global accounting methods and taxation. Chapter 15 wraps up with accounting and taxation in global business. Management accounting and financial accounting principles are the topics, which include the differences between U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and international GAAP, as well as international financial reporting standards.  Also discussed are the role of auditing and the Sarbanes-Oxley act, financial statement analysis, and global tax matters?

Unfortunately, auditing is not necessary for effective financial reporting. Do you agree with this statement? In 250 words, defend your position.  Please cite work.

Self-interest is the bottom-line of human motivation. That fact means that reward and punishment are the only really effective tools for a responsible manager. Discuss

The essay should be 1500 words (excluding the reference list.)

• The goal of the essay is to engage in well-researched and constructed critical thinking about an ethical issue rather than respond to a case or dilemma.

• Avoid the “scatter gun” approach, i.e. aim vaguely anything you can think of at what you think is the target. Think carefully about what the question is asking you and STRUCTURE your response.

• As such, the essay should provide clear indications to the reader by use of headings and sub-headings as to what step of the argument is being dealt with.

• The essay should provide an abstract of what is treated and the conclusions reached.

• Those sources that you use must be referred to in the text of your report (citations) and listed in the Reference List. Failure to do so is against Academic Regulations. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for details.

• The essay should be properly formatted, on A4, one-sided, at least 1.5 line spacing and font at least 12point, leave adequate margins for comments.

• Format of your citations and reference list must follow the Harvard or APA version found on the student resource site (http://www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/student_support/academic_skills/study _tips/resources_for_study/) and illustrated in the unit outline reference list. Note: many of the books listed in your unit outline reference list are available in the library.

Assess how securities considerations can impact entrepreneurial initiatives

  • Write a paper of 500 words, typewritten in double-spaced format (Arial 12-point font or Times New Roman styles), page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable accommodation being made for special situations and online submission variances. 
  • Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines, including a title page, an introduction, and a conclusion. An abstract is not required. Cite in text and include a References section.
  • In your report, make certain that you include at least two outside references from search engines or scholarly sources from the APUS Online Library.  
  •  Your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin in the assignment dropbox. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student. Multiple submissions are allowed. Similarity Index does not exceed 15%.

Assignment 2: Monique Leroux: Leading Change at Desjardins

For this assignment write a paper in which you respond to the following questions. Your responses should be properly cited and your paper should follow APA style guidelines.

    1. Table 1.1 of your book (Palmer, Dunford, & Akin, 2008, p. 10) discusses a number of change lessons. Which of those lessons were present in 2008 of the Desjardins case?  Which of those lessons were present in 2012 for Desjardins?  How does having that information affect how you would go about implementing organizational change for this company?
    1. Chapter 2 of Palmer, et al (2008) discusses six change images. Which of these images does Monique Leroux hold?  Does her image seem to change from 2008 to 2012? Would another image have been helpful in successfully implementing the initial changes she made? Why?
    1. What were the internal and external pressures for change at Desjardins in 2012?
    1. As you consider the need for change beginning in 2012, was a system or a group level of diagnosis needed? Based upon your answer, select an appropriate model and complete a diagnosis of Desjardins.
    1. What implications for change managers would apply at Desjardins (cf. Palmer et al, 2008, p. 98)?
    1. What forms of resistance to change do you see at Desjardins in 2012? If you were the change manager, how would you seek to manage the resistance to change?
  1. Assume you are hired as an external  change manager in 2012. Discuss the steps you would take to successfully implement change at Desjardins.

Race to the moon (aviation history)

Term Paper Overview

This course requires a 10-page written, APA style-formatted, term paper to be submitted during Module 8 (Week 8).

For the final draft of your term paper, the written assignment paper formatting requirements are: Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced.

Include a title page containing the activity title and your name. All sources should be cited using the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format.

Papers must be grammatically sound and free of spelling errors.

See the Resources area for helpful writing skills websites.

Child Sexual Assault Victims

PS124-3: Describe how the study of psychology is relevant to students’ career field.
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation for Future Colleagues
For this week’s Assignment, you will create a PowerPoint® presentation that illustrates the connection between current psychology research and your role as a leader in a selected career field. You will present a psychology research article that studies a specific challenge that could be encountered in your career field.
Go to the Kaplan Library and select a topic that connects psychology with your career field. Be sure to select the peer-reviewed box, so that you know your research studies are primary academic sources.
After reviewing several studies, select one research study that most interests you.

Click on the Cite link to bring up an APA reference for your article.
After reviewing the entire article, focus on the abstract for the main highlights of the research.
Create a presentation that is at least 10 slides long to present this information to future colleagues. Consider this presentation training for future colleagues on how your study of psychology relates to particular problem in your career field. Your slides should address the following questions:
• Identify your career field and article you selected.
• Describe the highlights of the research study.
• Relate the research to your career field.
• Identify ways in which this information can be implemented into your career field.

Writing Requirements and Guidelines
Your Assignment should be at least 10 slides, not the Cover and Reference pages.
• Cover page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and unit number, and date
• Body: at least 10 slides answering the questions provided in the Assignment directions
• Reference Page: Sources in APA format

Analyzing Sociological Contexts

Week 2 Assignment: Analyzing Sociological Contexts Activity Description

Write a short paper addressing the following questions:

1.What industries or businesses are new to the community in the last 5-10 years?

2.Have layoffs or unemployment issues affected your community and, if so, in what ways? 3.How have these changes impacted the economic health of the school district?

4.What community groups promote the education of young people in your community and what are the specific or special interests driving these groups’ interests in education? (For example, the two main United States political parties and the League of Women Voters are three groups interested in getting voters to the polls but their underlying reasons for doing so are quite different.)

5.Are there additional community groups, including special interest groups, whose stated purpose is not related to education but whose members dominate local school politics and, if so, what are these groups and are there particular issues of interest to members?

6.Referencing the types described in Bagin, D., Gallagher, D.R., & Moore, E.H. (2012). School and Community Relations Guidelines for Writing The Sociological Context Analysis Paper •Include an APA-format cover page.Review APA Form & Style

•The paper will be 5-7 double-spaced pages in length, using 12-point Times New Roman font. The cover page and reference list are not included in this page count.

•Address all seven questions.

•Conclude your paper in one of two ways. Either:

•give an example of how a better understanding of economics, influence, and power has helped you to better understand one or more actions taken or avoided by educational leaders in your community, or

•explain why an understanding of economics, influence, and power is important for professionals in the position for which you are preparing.

•Include a minimum of three to five APA-format reference citations.

•Your inventory list and sociological data analysis should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Review NCU’s Academic Integrity Tutorial to refresh your knowledge of how to achieve academic integrity

Major Theories of sexual offending

13 page(including references, double spaced, font no smaller than 12 pt.) reviewing the major theories of sexual offending. Your review should include critical analysis of each theory, including commentary on the strength of the data supporting each model. I expect that you will conduct a literature review for this assignment and that your paper will reference studies or other scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. To be clear, you cannot rely solely on the textbook for this assignment. Nor will Wikipedia (or similar internet sources) will not be accepted as a scholarly source of information in this course. You must use APA formatting for your references.

Annotated Bibliography

This week, you will complete a annotated bibliography for a paper that will be due in Week 5. For more information on the required format of the bibliography please click on annotated bibliography template.

For Week 3, utilize the mental disorder categories from DSM-5 to do a anotated bibliography on current research (within the last five years) on two disorders derived from the following list of mental disorder categories:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Personality disorders

The literature review is part of a final paper which will be due in Week 5. As part of choosing scholarly journal articles for the literature review, you will use the following subtopics in determining what articles to use.

  • Describe from the origins or history of the mental disorders.
  • Describe the psychological theory or theories that relate to the mental disorders, especially in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Describe the difference, if any, in age of onset and diagnostic criteria based on gender.
  • Explain the potential impact of the mental disorders on the individual and his or her family.
  • Explain the social perceptions of the mental disorders from stigma to advocacy.

Using the South University Online Library only, find three journal articles related to each topic area chosen. (Your textbook, Wikipedia, or any other Web source will not be accepted for this assignment.) The journal articles have to be from peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The articles do not need to be empirical studies but are required to be from primary sources.

  • Write a summary for each of the journal articles found.
  • Write an analysis and evaluation for each of the journal articles found.

How does religion impact the civilizations of the ancient world

Finally, you have an essay to write this summer.

This essay must be typed, double spaced, and size twelve font in Times New Roman or Arial. You should not have a title.

The essay must be no less than five full pages long.

Your prompt is: “How does religion impact the civilizations of the ancient world?” You should be certain to have a clear, arguable thesis that is one sentence long at the beginning or end of your introductory paragraph.

You should support your thesis with evidence from a wide variety of civilizations and religions.

Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United States

Must have a body length of five to seven double-spaced pages formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought, well-supported claims, and properly cited evidence. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use and cite at least five scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Jainism vs Sikhism

Review the readings and other outside sources for information on the two religions.

 Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Jainism vs. Sikhism.

Part I

Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in APA formatting.
Core Beliefs Jainism Sikhism
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
5. 5.
Part 2

Respond to the following questions in 150 to 200 words:

1. What do you think is the most important similarity and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.

2. Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of your text, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?

History Essay Assignment:

The list below includes provocative discussions related to the events in the unit’s reading. You will choose one and write a 500 word minimum essay in which you will take a first-person perspective of the situation, describe the debate in your own words, and provide a justified and academically defended argument for one side or the other. The essay will need to reflect your understanding of the time to avoid being anachronistic, and to demonstrate that your argument is appropriate for that time.

As a woman in the 1950s, how would you feel about the stereotype of the wife and mother on popular television shows?

Having been a multi-season Brooklyn Dodgers ticket holder in 1947, would you actively cheer for Jackie Robinson? HY 1120, American History II 5

 As a parent to male teenagers, what is your perspective of the Korean conflict?

 As a World War II veteran, what are your thoughts about either the Truman Doctrine or Containment?

 As a high level politician in the know, do you feel the American public deserves to be told about NSC 68?

As this is a point of view essay, a modern perspective will not accurately address what the question is asking for. It is strongly suggested that at least one selection from the provided source book is used as research of the event and views of the time.

 

Critical Thinking(4 Questions):

1.Explicate the positive and negative attributes of either “early decision making” or “adolescent decision-making.” Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

2.State a problem that you face in the most explicitly detailed manner you can, and then analyze as many attributes as you can discover that are portions of this problem. Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

3.Describe the logic of the nonegocentric mind. What are attributes of this mind, and how does it usually think. Present ideas about how you can expand your ability to think rationally. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

4.What are the four common patterns of irrational or unethical decision-making? Describe each type and provide an example from your own experience where you saw this happen or used this type decision-making. Describe what you could have done differently. Your response should be at least 500 words in length.

Assignment 1: Violence on Children’s TV

The National Television Violence Study found that in 1996-1997, 61% of television programs contained violence, and, of those selected, 75% showed no remorse, criticism of, or penalty for the violence. Forty percent of violent acts were committed by attractive characters.

For this assignment, you need to watch an hour of children’s television, preferably cartoons, and analyze the level of violence in the chosen children’s show.

  • Rate the aggressive acts using the following scale:
    • Mild: Verbal aggression with no physical contact
    • Medium: Physical contact with no blood, such as pushing, shoving, and hitting
    • Extreme: Use of force to cause bodily injury, such as guns, knives, and other weapons, where blood is produced
  • Determine if any of the following occurs after the violent acts:
    • remorse for the violence
    • criticism of the violence
    • any consequences of the violence
  • Analyze how the chosen show might influence the growing child, based on your readings. What messages is this show giving to the child?

Council on Communications and Media. (2009). Media violence. Pediatrics, 124(5), 1495-1503. Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/5/1495.full

Assignment 2: Community Prevention Program

After hearing that a neighbor’s child, Jeremy, age seven, was sexually assaulted in the local park, the parents of Cherry Hill township decide that their community needs a program to prevent sexual abuse of their children in the future.

Prepare a presentation for the parents, providing pertinent information they might like to include in a Sexual Assault Prevention program aimed at the children in their community. Suggest the psychoeducational and supportive approaches that can be effectively used at the community level, such as in community centers, schools, and social service agencies, to provide this information to the children. Address issues of gender, diversity, and ethics in your presentation.

Submit your PowerPoint presentation to the W2: Assignment 2 Dropbox byWednesday, August 26, 2015. Your response should be at least 5 – 6 slides and include speaker notes for each slide.  In addition, make sure you have included a title slide and a reference slide.

Assignment 1: Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

When Jamie’s mother, Arlene, attended the first-term Parent Teacher Association meeting, Carole, another parent who works as a case manager at a local community mental-health clinic, helped seat her. Over coffee after the PTA meeting, Arlene disclosed her concerns about the changes in Jamie. A little over a year ago, Jamie was kidnapped and sexually victimized over a 2-day period, after which he managed to escape. Arlene explained how Jamie’s life changed since that time: his grades dropped substantially, he started eating his meals alone at school, he stopped interacting with other children, and he has become a loner with no close friends.

After completing her narration of Jamie’s current condition, Arlene asked Carole for advice on his condition. She was not sure whether this is a phase. Carole promised to bring Arlene some literature on the developmental and psychological effects on a child who has been sexually victimized.

  • What would this literature indicate about the psychological and developmental effects on a child who has been sexually victimized?
  • What intervention strategies might Carole recommend to Arlene?

Children and Violence

Assignment 2: Prevalence Statistics and Reporting Requirements

  • Browse state-run Web sites to collect information about statistical estimates on family violence that is reported or that goes unreported.
  • Choose a specific area of family violence and hypothesize why there is such a variance between actual reported and unreported incidents.
  • Browse the Web to determine the state-mandated reporting requirements if treatment professionals learn about children in danger due to family violence in the home environment.
    You may choose to address your home state or any other state within the U.S.
  • Analyze the reporting requirements to verify if they are too lenient or too strict.
  • How might reporting rates be increased?

Write your initial response to each part in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

In responding to your peers, compare and contrast the information for the state you picked to ones selected by your peers and provide insight into the reasons for the similarities and differences observed.

Assignment 3: Twin Behavior: Intervening

  • Amee and Aaron are 6-year-old twins of Josh and Lacy. Josh is an alcoholic and unemployed, and Lacy works two jobs to feed the family. When Lacy arrives home late from work, Josh is drunk after spending the day managing the children. Josh picks a fight with Lacy over petty issues and starts hitting her. Amee and Aaron try to protect their mother. As they tug on their father’s leg, he stops hitting Lacy, falls to the floor, and begins to cry. This has been a nightly ritual since Josh lost his job six weeks ago. Before losing his job, Josh used to hit Lacy on a sporadic basis, usually when he had too much to drink. The children have developed a morbid fear of their father, and they are extra careful not to annoy him.

    At a parent/teacher conference, Lacy is told that her twins’ aggressive behavior on the playground at recess is becoming an issue. Their teacher expresses concern and suggests that Lacy might want to investigate early intervention for her children. Without discussing the violence being experienced in the family, Lacy agrees with the teacher to pursue intervention for the twins’ behavioral issues.

  • Identify and integrate various psychoeducational or supportive approaches that might be used at the community level, such as at community centers, schools, and social service agencies, to assist children like Amee and Aaron, who are at risk from family violence, to more effectively cope and develop resiliency.
  • Be sure to address whether there may be differences between the responses seen for Amee and Aaron and provide your reasoning.
  • Explore issues of gender, diversity, and ethics within the intervention approaches.

Negotiation

You work at an insurance firm with approximately 150 employees, most involved in deskwork. You would like to convince the owner that an exercise/wellness program should be added to the workplace. The owner is a man in his mid-50s and is highly concerned with attendance and productivity.

  • Research the ITT Tech Virtual Library and find some best practices for similar circumstances to help frame the persuasion. Refer to the following ACE Theory and script out how this theory can help you in being successful in your persuasion attempt.
    • Appropriateness (What is typical, common, or accepted practice for similar others?)
    • Consistency (In what ways might developing an exercise/wellness program align with the owner’s behaviors or beliefs?)
    • Effectiveness (How would developing an exercise/wellness program result in a positive outcome for the owner?)
  • In addition, compose a memo for the employees with the proposed outcome.

Submission Requirements:

Submit a Microsoft Word document with the following specifications:

  • Font: Arial, Size: 12 point
  • APA format

What is a monopoly?

Explain why it is a bad thing even when it leads to a fair share of business opportunities amongst competitors?

Submission Requirements:

Submit a Microsoft Word document of the following specifications:

  • Font: Arial, Size 12, double space
  • Length: 2–3 pages
  • Citation Style: APA

Elasticity and Its Application

Over the last year your boss has noticed that it would be useful for your firm to understand how consumers behave when variables in the market change and how these changes affect the total revenue for your product. You have been asked to do an analysis for your product, Good A, by addressing the following questions and reporting the results to your boss in a formal paper.

Questions:

  1. Define the price elasticity of demand? What information does it provide? How is it calculated?
  2. Define the income elasticity of demand? What information does it provide? How is it calculated?
  3. Define the cross-price elasticity of demand? What information does it provide? How is it calculated?
  4. What is total revenue? How is it calculated?
  5. Define elastic, inelastic, and unitary elasticity means. How are these related to total revenue? Explain your answers.
  6. With respect to the price elasticity of demand, construct a graph using the data in Figure1. Illustrate the ranges on the demand curve that indicate elastic, inelastic, and unitary elasticity. Explain your answers. Enter non-numerical responses in the same worksheet using textboxes.
  7. Calculate the total revenue for each level of demand and post into the table, Figure 1. (Copy and paste this table into the Microsoft Word document that will form part of your submission.)
  8. Using the midpoints formula presented in the textbook, calculate the price elasticity coefficient for each price level, starting with the coefficient for the $4 to $6 level. For each coefficient, indicate each type of elasticity: elastic demand, inelastic demand, or unitary demand. Post your answers into the table, Figure 1.
  9. Assume that the income of consumers changes by 10%, and as a result the quantity demanded for Good A changes by 8%. What is the income elasticity of demand for Good A? What does this mean for your company?
  10. Assume that the price of competing Good B decreases by 5% and as a result, the quantity demand for Good A decreases by 8%. What is the cross-price elasticity for your product? What type of goods are Good A and Good B?

Figure 1: The Demand Schedule for Barbeque Dinners

Price

Quantity Demanded Total Revenue Elasticity Coefficient Elastic or Inelastic
$4 100 __________ XXXX XXXX
6 80 __________ __________ __________
8 60 __________ __________ __________
10 40 __________ __________ __________
12 20 __________ __________ __________
14 1 __________ __________ __________

Required:

Prepare an analysis by answering the above-noted questions. Your analysis will consist of two documents as follows:

  1. Microsoft Word document: Questions 1-5, 7-10.
  2. Microsoft Excel worksheet: Question 6

Economics assignment

Keynesian vs. New Keynesian

Both the traditional Keynesian theory and the new Keynesian theory indicate that the short-run aggregate supply curve is horizontal.

Tasks:

Answer the following questions:

  • Is there any difference between the two approaches of the Keynesian theory and the new Keynesian theory in terms of short-run implications?
  • What are the long-run implications on price level and GDP?
Remember to adhere to APA guidelines, standards, and formatting.

Presentation: Import Policies, Tariffs and Restrictions

Your firm is considering exporting to two countries: Kenya and Vietnam. However, management’s knowledge about these countries’ trade policies and barriers is limited. Conduct a search using GlobalEdge and other sources to identify the current import policies, tariffs, and restrictions in these countries. What recommendations would you make to management? Develop a 4–5 slide presentation that outlines what you learned and your recommendations to the firm’s management.

America’s Smoke Screen Presentation

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that traces the rise and fall of the tobacco industry’s advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the present.

Develop a presentation that outlines strategies the tobacco industry used to improve its image and convince the public of its sincerity.

Use an informative or persuasive approach to illustrate how the tobacco industry demonstrated it is serious about its efforts to improve its image.

Cite at least two references from University Library.

Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.

For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations with notes.

Group Case Snead’s Dry-Cleaning Company

This assignment focuses on Dun and Bradstreet’s key business ratio analysis,a current financial situation analysis, and strategy development.

Fourteen Key Business Ratios Used by D&B https://www.dnb.com/product/contract/ratiosP.htm

The Seven Key Ratios Used in Key Ratio Analysis

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Seven-Key-Ratios-Used-in-Key-Ratio-Analysis&id=5873597

Required Elements to include in Financial Analysis:

  • There are numerous qualitative and quantitative issues to address. Develop a strategic plan addressing both qualitative and quantitative issues;
  • Review the financial data provided at the end of the case study and calculate the key financial ratios important to Sheldon, potentially to his bank or other investors, and apply them to your analysis;

Required Formatting of Paper:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and five to six page written analysis excluding the title page, reference page and .spreadsheets;
  • Provide projections of the company’s financial position.
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • This paper should be written in the third person.
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.
  • Check the below Case Study

Group Case:  Snead’s Dry-Cleaning Company

Sheldon Snead’s uncle has owned and operated a dry cleaning business in a residential area near downtown Washington, DC for 30 years. It has been successful enough for his uncle to raise a family, send three children to college, and save enough for an OK retirement.

As Sheldon’s uncle plans for retirement he finds that no one in the family is interested in the business.  Sheldon worked for his uncle during the summers while in high school and began working there again after his recent layoff from a management-consulting firm, which allowed him to look for other work.

Sheldon’s uncle asks him whether he would like to take over the business and to eventually buy it. This is a good situation for his uncle, because he can continue to work for a while and still earn money, delaying retirement, and he can better plan the succession of the business. Sheldon see the merits of the situation, too, and starts to think about it seriously.

Some details about the business:

  • One location in a neighborhood zoned for residential and commercial activity near many professional office buildings.
  • The business has between 400 and 600 regular customers, and about 800 names in its computer listing.
  • The dry cleaning equipment is co-located to the storefront. The equipment is at its end of life and in need of replacement probably in the next 3-5 years
  • The business owns the building and land, valued at about $250,000. There is a small improvement loan outstanding on the property
  • The business profile is roughly as follows

o   Income statement (See attached)

o   Balance sheet (See attached)

  • The storefront area also requires renovation: new floors, countertops, computer and point of sale (POS) equipment, management system, etc. The total investment in new infrastructure is as follows:

o   New Equipment: Purchase price $100,000 -$125,000

o   New POS equipment: $10,000-$20,000

o   Renovations in storefront: $15,000-$30,000

  • No family members are interested in working there, and Sheldon will need to hire employees at rates higher than his uncle ever paid.
  • A major dry cleaning chain has just opened a modern establishment a few blocks away and its rates are between 5% and 20% lower than Snead’s. Its cleaning and laundry are done in a different building 20 miles away.

 

As Sheldon thinks about the business more, his uncle advises that he will need to expand the business in order to be different and to add services that are trendy.  His uncle recommends:

(1)              Some sort of concierge pickup and drop off service?

(2)              Tailoring and repair?

(3)              Collaboration with shoe and luggage repair?

(4)              8-hour turnaround service?

(5)              Other?

 

Sheldon is not sure about all of these recommendations, but some might work. He sees a facility that could use modern equipment and that could handle more throughput, perhaps by expanding operating times from the normal 8-9 hours per days to a 12-16 hours per day with 1.5 or two shifts of staff.

 

Through an acquaintance at the office building where he previously worked, Sheldon knows of a small retail space on the ground floor entrance that is available for a very low cost (about $3500/month) and where he could set up a receiving operation for dry-cleaning and laundry that would be further processed at the main facility.

 

The new equipment costs concern him, because Sheldon knows that he will not qualify for a loan and he would need his uncle to remain in the business for that reason alone. He recognizes the immediate threat of the discount establishment nearby and will need to develop a plan to retain his customers and attract new ones. He also sees that this is a business where there is not much growth in scope. He wonders if there are any other subcontracting opportunities, but he doesn’t know.  Then, of course, he will need to generate enough revenue to be able to buy the business from his uncle.  He hopes that in a few years of operation, he will be able to qualify for his own loan and become fully independent. His assets will always consist of only the building, any equipment and tools, and his cash flow. From his experience with the business, he knows that he will need to maintain an earnings target of at least 15%, but to qualify for loans in the future, he will need to get to and maintain a 17% to 20% ratio.

Public health

This is the second part of the Preventive Health Education Plan in which you will develop a PowerPoint presentation, speaker notes, and handouts based upon the Teaching Plan you previously developed. The presentation should be planned to last about 15-20 minutes with your targeted population if you were to present it and the handouts should be tailored to the learning needs of your targeted population.

Your presentation must include:

A title slide

A reference list slide at the end

Content following the Teaching Plan you developed

Appropriate and relevant images. List the sources for the images in the reference list.

Both the presentation and handouts should look professional and be visually appealing.

Fraud Investigation

You are responsible for conducting fraud investigations. The owner of a local hardware store, John Brooks, comes to your office/station to describe what he thinks is his manager stealing funds from his store.

Mr. Brooks tells you during your meeting that he has been the sole owner of his hardware store since he bought it approximately ten years ago.

Mr. Brooks tells you that, over the past several months, he has been noticing that the store’s operating funds (checking account) has been lower than expected, making it hard to pay suppliers and cover payroll. Mr. Brooks tells you that store sales have been very strong and that there have been no decreases in customers or sales over the past several months.

Mr. Brooks tells you he personally closes the register each night and counts the cash. Mr. Brooks tells you he also reconciles the sales each night and puts the money into a safe in his office until the next day to make the bank deposit.

Mr. Brooks tells you that his manager, Ken Joy, has been working at the store for three years. Mr. Brooks tells you he doesn’t like to leave the store during business hours and that one of Mr. Joy’s responsibilities is to bring the daily deposit for the store to the local bank branch, located about two blocks north on Main Street.

Mr. Brooks tells you he suspects that Mr. Joy is taking money out of the bank deposits, stealing the funds, and depositing the difference at the bank.

Mr. Brooks tells you Mr. Joy still works at the store and is not aware that he suspects Mr. Joy is stealing funds. Mr. Brooks also tells you Mr. Joy is not aware that he is talking with you about this matter.

Mr. Brooks tells you his goal is to determine if Mr. Joy has been stealing from his store’s deposits, and if so, terminate him and discuss other resolution options.
Given what Mr. Brooks identified, asking for your assistance as a fraud investigator:
1. Create an outline of the procedures you would perform in the order in which you would perform each procedure.

2. For each procedure you identified, provide a brief description identifying what you expect to accomplish with the procedure and why you put the procedure in the order you did.

3. Identify the information you would need to collect in this case to support the procedures that you identified you would perform.

Assignment 2.2: Policemen of the World Final Paper

Due Week 10 and worth 120 points

You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you explored two (2) real-life international incidents from the past five (5) years involving the United States as they received an elevated status as a world power. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Introduce your paper with your previously crafted thesis statement.
  2. Discuss two (2) international events involving the US military from the past five (5) years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.
  3. Discuss three (3) aspects of US history since 1865 that has led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.
  4. Identify three to five (3-5) international incidents since World War II where America has taken on a policing role.
  5. Determine three to five (3-5) driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents you outlined previously. (Consider treaties, exit strategies, elections, wars, etc.)
  6. Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the rise of the United States to a world “superpower” and how that status has shaped its internal developments in recent decades.
  • Recognize the major turning points in American history since the Civil War.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary U.S. history.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contemporary U.S. history using proper writing mechanics

strategic operation and supply chain management research paper

Assessment Three: Individual Research Report

This assessment is designed to assess students individually. It assesses their writing ability, their knowledge of the subject area, their conceptual analysis abilities, and presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes focus on scholarly inquiry and conceptual analysis, in-depth knowledge of the relevant discipline and capacity for critical thinking and problem solving. This assessment assesses the student’s ability to engage in independent and reflective learning. It requires information literacy and research evaluation.

Feedback: This written assignment will be graded and verbal feedback will be provided to the student by appointment.

Assessment Individual Research Report
Topic: See Table below for possible topics
Presentation 2500 words (excluding reference and appendices)
This is a research report. It is a theoretical piece of research.
Weighting: 50%
Due date: 28 August 2015
Style and format: Submit online via Turnitin and email to lecturer.

Students should undertake a research report on a topic below. You may like to focus on the following key considerations: For example, how have the supply chain strategies evolved over the last decade and why? How will these strategies prepare industry for future challenges from the theoretical, policy, and industry perspectives.

No Topic
1 Supply chain management strategies in last mile urban/city logistics
2 Strategies for global supply chain management in emerging markets
3 Inventory, warehousing and distribution and payment strategies for B2B and B2C operations
4 Future trends in global supply chain management strategy
5 Operations and supply chain management (SCM) strategies in the digital economy
6 Strategies in supplier-buyer co-development in SCM in emerging markets
7 Strategies in Humanitarian supply chains
8 Global SCM strategies and Bayesian Learning networks
9 The Buy-Ship-Pay Model as a strategic framework for global supply chains operations
10 Strategic role of services in global supply chains
11 Strategic review of trade facilitation and global supply chains
12 Other suitable topics mutually agreed upon between the student and instructor
13 Logistics investments and infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

Assessment 3: Individual Research Report

Written report: typed, single line spaced; font 12, Times New Roman. You are required to conduct a thorough literature review (books, journals, trade magazines, etc.) in order to prepare the research paper. It is expected that you follow the guidelines while preparing your essay:

Introduction (about 1 page)

  • Introduce your topic of research.
  • Discuss aims and objectives of the research.
  • Highlight the plan of the report.

Literature Search/Analysis and Discussion (about 4-5 pages)

  • Conduct a thorough search on the topic of research. For this you are required to search journals (academic and trade), books, and websites. Your objective is to provide up-to-date information on the topic. Use academic journal articles under a decade old in the majority of your references.
  • Organise the materials in a meaningful manner. You may develop/use a conceptual framework for this. Build your arguments based on the evidences from published cases and empirical studies. Analyse your points carefully and fully. This is a research assignment – it is not a case study.

Conclusions (about 0.5 page)

  • Current status,
  • Limitations of study
  • Future directions

References

  • Provide a complete list of references and reference these correctly and appropriately in the report. The marking criteria used to assess your written report consists of four major items:
  1. Relevance
  2. Organisation
  3. Research
  4. Innovation

Please check the above items while preparing your report.

  • Give figures and tables where necessary.
  • Appendices can be added if additional material is considered essential.

This Report will be assessed using the evaluation sheet presented below.

Trends in SC

  1. Sustainability (CSR)—– Reverse, Refurnished, replace
  2. Smart technology in warehouse—— swisslog
  3. Cloud based information- Internet of things—— cisco
  4. Complexity of SC processes plows, finance——- bit coins, ‘ snapdeac’, TPP, FTA
  5. Transportation——- Fast tubing, Driverless cars (Google) Monorail,
  6. 3-D printers—— Eads, Airbus, Medical Pasto
  7. Robotic (Automation)—— Demotic

Finance management

A manufacturing company is thinking of launching a new product. The company expects to sell $950,000 of the new product in the first year and $1,500,000 each year thereafter. Direct costs including labor and materials will be 45% of sales. Indirect incremental costs are estimated at $95,000 a year. The project requires a new plant that will cost a total of $1,500,000, which will be a depreciated straight line over the next 5 years. The new line will also require an additional net investment in inventory and receivables in the amount of $200,000.
Assume there is no need for additional investment in building the land for the project. The firm’s marginal tax rate is 35%, and its cost of capital is 10%.

To receive full credit on this assignment, please show all work, including formulae and calculations used to arrive at financial values.

Assignment Guidelines:

· Using the information in the assignment description:
o Prepare a statement showing the incremental cash flows for this project over an 8-year period.
o Calculate the payback period (P/B) and the net present value (NPV) for the project.
o Answer the following questions based on your P/B and NPV calculations:
§ Do you think the project should be accepted? Why?
§ Assume the company has a P/B (payback) policy of not accepting projects with life of over 3 years.
§ If the project required additional investment in land and building, how would this affect your decision? Explain

The effect of changes in advertising budget on sales

Business analysis of Amazon Sales and Marketing: The effect of changes in advertising budget on sales.  VBA coding.

3000 words

you need to analyse Ad Price Index

Sales & Marketing Notes for Amazon

Your data file contains information on the log of Sales, log of Advertising Budget, and other variables for the Amazon Kindle.  The demographic variables pertain to the population living in the 400 regions that were sampled at one point in time.  Note that the Ad Price Index variable is an index for the price of advertising in each region.  You should assume this index has no impact on Sales per se.  Treat these data as a sample provided to you by the company.

 

 

please find the attached file for Ad Price Index Variable (in log values)

Unhealthy Lunches

Drive-In Don’s fast food restaurant sells the most delicious burglyhters in town at the most affordable price. Elementary and high schools in the vicinity have contracted with the restaurant to serve burgers during lunch hour. However, the county health department’s one-year study shows that children from these schools have the highest cholesterol, are the most obese, and are the least active.

George and Mary’s son, Randall, 12, attends one of the schools where Drive-In Don’s foods are served. He suffers from extreme obesity and high cholesterol and runs the risk of diabetes.

George and Mary have sued Drive-In Don’s and the school, alleging that Drive-In Don’s is engaging in illegal deceptive advertising of its foods and is not truthful to customers. Further, the lawsuit states that the restaurant purposely fails to provide consumers details of the ingredients of its food products.

Research consumer protection laws and regulations, using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Based on the facts of the case and research, write an analytical paper (approximately 4-5 pages). In the paper, respond to the following questions:

  • Do George and Mary have a case? What are their strongest legal arguments? Explain.
  • What defense(s), if any, do the school and the restaurant have? Explain.
  • Can the government agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) help the plaintiffs in any way? Explain.

Write a 4-5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Criminology assignment

Forum Post: Examine how important of an influence poverty appears to be in adolescent criminal behavior. Is it a root cause of delinquency?

Instructions: Each answer is to be between 500-750 words. Your forum posts can be written in first person (I, my position, as I see it). Remember, you need to back up your opinions with facts from your reference(s). All, discussion posts (with the exception of the Introduction) should contain at least one reference. Typically this will be the textbook as the discussion questions will be coming directly from the textbook. You can use more references if you would like however. The sources for these references should be included at the end of your response and cited in the discussion in order to give appropriate credit to the individuals from whom you borrowed material.

Law homework help

Instructions: Analyze how prevalent delinquency is among adolescents. Be sure to include data to support your position. After that be sure to identify and examine what theory best explains juvenile delinquency. All homework assignment posts are due Sunday,23,AUG 11:55 pm EST.

The assignments cover the material from the textbook(s) and the supplemental citations. Each assignment response needs to be 2-3 pages with APA 6th ed citations and references. Do Not Use MLA or any other form of referencing. All Assignments need to be uploaded as a Word Doc attachment as well. All homework assignment must be written in an academic tone. You are not to write in the first person. Instead you need to use third person. Remember, an academic essay is not to be written like you are having a casual conversation with your friends. Do not include slang or foul language unless you are quoting someone. Large word-for-word quotes are not permitted as well. Direct quotes, if used need to be only a sentence or two long. Instead, most cited material needs to be paraphrased. For more information on properly citing sources in your assignments please refer to the APA 6th edition manual. While the assignments are to include an examination on current research of a particular problem, they also need include the student’s careful and informed analysis of the problem. Remember each assignment post needs to be submitted as a Word Doc attachment. The assignment needs be written in 12’ font, using Times Roman. Margins will also need to be 1’. The student should download the assignment document and should follow the directions for each separate project. Each assignment should be completed and uploaded as an attachment to the professor in the student’s Student Folder by the due date as a WORD DOC. Please submit these assignments as attachments and save them as under their assignment designation, i.e. assignment 1, assignment 2 ect., and your fist and last name. Each assignment will need to include the following: • The original question at the top of the essay (serves as the abstract) • The body of your answer in several paragraphs • A titled reference section that has been formatted according to APA 6th ed style. • A minimum of two references per assignment. One reference can include the textbook. However, you will need to include several additional academic sources. These sources should consist of scholarly journals that have been peer reviewed and academically based books. Web sources can be used, though they should come from credible sources such as government agencies, academics and private agencies with a strong reputation within the community they serve. If you have a question Examples of peer reviewed scholarly based journals include: Journal of Criminology Crime and Public Opinion Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy Justice Quarterly: JQ You will not be allowed to use web pages or web groups such as Wikipedia found athttp://www.wikipedia.org/and Answers.com, as the information contained in these web pages are academically questionable. You cannot use web pages of a questionable background or academic source. Furthermore, you will not be permitted to cite encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspapers (unless otherwise permitted) and popular magazines. It is important to remember that this is an undergraduate level class and you are required to submit graduate level work, which is backed up by academically credible material. If you have a question about the quality of a potential resource please e-mail your professor. Most of this material that you need for your assignments can be found in the AMU library. You are encouraged to use the library to locate the needed material. Additionally, at the bottom of this syllabus is a list of acceptable organizations and groups found on the World Wide Web which you can use to find material for your assignments.

Case Study

Unit III Case Study Read the call-of-the-question carefully, and follow the instructions for each subject. Prepare four briefing papers using the APA format for research papers, and upload them as one document for your response.

1. Critical Legal Thinking Instructions:

  • · Read Wrench LLC v. Taco Bell Corporation found in the Cheeseman textbook, pages 187-188.

· Respond to the three Case Questions found in Cheeseman textbook, page 188.

  • · Brief the facts of the case and assume your boss is seeking your opinions as noted in the Critical Legal Thinking, Ethics, and Contemporary Business questions. Argue both sides of all issues.

2. Law Case with Answers Instructions:

· Read California and Hawaiian Sugar Company v. Sun Ship, Inc. found in the Cheeseman textbook, pages 222- 223.

  • · Brief the facts of the case and assume your boss is seeking your opinions on whether the use of liquidated damage clauses in contracts is good or bad for your business by giving examples of when the clause should and should not be used.

· Provide convincing arguments for both sides of this issue.

3. Critical Legal Thinking Cases Instructions:

  • · Read Sections 11.1 Cybersquatting (pp. 240-241); 9.2 Agreement (p. 202); 10.3 Force Majeure Clause (p. 224); and 11.8 E-License (p. 242).
  • · Check the decisions of the highest appellate courts, if a case is cited, for each fact pattern.
  • · Brief the facts of the case and assume your boss is seeking your opinions on whether each of the four subjects affect business in the United States and if so, provide the worst and best case scenarios

MGT322 Discussion

1. Green Sourcing Strategies

Describe the role of “green” sourcing strategies in logistics design, and how an organization may be affected by this approach

2. What is the value to the company and the supplier in developing and implementing a Supplier Relationship Management (SMS) System? How can such a system provide greater efficiency? Describe the value to the organization.

Assignment 3: Creating a Compelling Vision

Leaders today must be able to create a compelling vision for the organization. They also must be able to create an aligned strategy and then execute it. Visions have two parts, the envisioned future and the core values that support that vision of the future. The ability to create a compelling vision is the primary distinction between leadership and management. Leaders need to create a vision that will frame the decisions and behavior of the organization and keep it focused on the future while also delivering on the short-term goals.

To learn more about organizational vision statements, do an Internet search and review various vision statements.

In this assignment, you will consider yourself as a leader of an organization and write a vision statement and supporting values statement.

Select an organization of choice. This could be an organization that you are familiar with, or a fictitious organization. Then, respond to the following:

  • Provide the name and description of the organization. In the description, be sure to include the purpose of the organization, the products or services it provides, and the description of its customer base.
  • Describe the core values of the organization. Why are these specific values important to the organization?
  • Describe the benefits and purpose for an organizational vision statement.
  • Develop a vision statement for this organization. When developing a vision statement, be mindful of the module readings and lecture materials.
  • In the vision statement, be sure to communicate the future goals and aspirations of the organization.
  • Once you have developed the vision statement, describe how you would communicate the statement to the organizational stakeholders, that is, the owners, employees, vendors, and customers.
  • How would you incorporate the communication of the vision into the new employee on-boarding and ongoing training?

Write your response in approximately 3 5 pages in Microsoft Word. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

conducting plenary sessions

The planning for the community building session is almost complete. The last details are how to conduct the plenary sessions for sharing information across groups to develop key priorities and themes that will need to be addressed.

There are 2 sessions that need to be planned. One is to review the work done by intact work teams. In this larger session, the goal is to spot patterns and identify themes that can be used to plan actions. These patterns or themes will come from the stop–continue–start charts developed by each functional group. In this way, not only will the changes that need to happen be identified, but aspects of effective work (those things that work well and should be continued) can also be reinforced.

The external consulting team strongly recommended a “cross-functional, by-level grouping” for the first step. Their aim is to promote understanding of priorities and show how different issues at different levels of the organization can be aligned. The internal consulting team is excited about being the primary facilitators for these sessions. Everyone recognizes that a structured approach will be critical (for timing and to control decision–making inputs). The approach called Nominal Group Technique (NGT) seems to be ideally suited to this task.

You want to prepare yourself for conducting the session. Use the library, Internet, or other resources to research NGT. Because each grouping will be of a differing size, you want to tailor the overall steps of NGT to the situation you will facilitate. To do this, you must create a meeting session plan (a document of 4–5 pages) that will answer the following questions:

  • What is the goal of the session?
  • How will the nominal group technique be used to achieve this goal?
  • How will the members of the team work together (guidelines for effective participation)?
  • What specific steps and tasks will be involved in achieving the goal?
  • How much time will be allocated to each step or task? What voting mechanism is most appropriate for the size of the group and the specific stage of the process?
  • What will the outcome look like? What will the group present to the other levels?

Download a sample format here. Your assignment is to complete the missing sections (in red) and develop any additional participant materials or instructions to assist the group in completing the task.

Psychology Assignment

Consent form essay due Sunday 8-16-15

  • Research local state requirements for mandated disclosure statements to be used in an informed consent document for marriage and family therapy.
  • Write a 700- to 1,050-word informed consent form to be used in counseling practice in your state of residence. This form needs to meet the ACA Code of Ethics and state licensing law requirements for informed consent. Include the following in your form:
  • Privileged communication and privacy
  • Legal exceptions to confidentiality
  • Ethical record keeping
  • Assessment and diagnosis processes
  • Any potential ethical scenarios that include groups, couples, and family counseling situations
  • The responsibilities of the client
  • How to handle complaints as the client

( can you do a small essay were in CALIFORNIA so use the above requirement to do the 350 essay)

  • Write a 350- to 700-word summary that describes the rationale for what was included in the document.
  • Submit a copy of your informed consent form as an addendum to your summary.
  • Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.
  • Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your summary and form.

Homework due Monday 8-17-2015 (night time or early Tuesday)

identify two clinical situations in which a family therapist may need to breach a client’s confidentiality and two situations in which a family therapist cannot breach confidentiality.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing how you would manage each situation and client confidentiality. Include the following in your paper:

  • A description of the scenario
  • The clinical setting
  • The legal requirements
  • The ethical dilemma
  • Your rationale for why you would or why you can not breach confidentiality
  • Identify the ethical code(s) from the CAMFT Code of Ethics associated with the dilemma, including more than one if applicable

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Grading Criteria

Confidentiality Paper

 

This assignment is due in Week 2.

 

Content

80 Percent

Points Available

6

Points Earned

X/6

Additional Comments:
·         Identified two clinical situations in which a family therapist may need to breach a client’s confidentiality, and two situations in which a family therapist would not

·         Included the following:
o    Description of the scenario

o    Clinical setting

o    Legal requirements

o    Ethical dilemma

o    Rationale for why, and why you would not breach confidentiality

o    Identified the ethical codes from the AAMFT Code of Ethics associated with the dilemma

 

 

International Trade Theory

 

Select any topic discussed within the text of the book to conduct research on and discuss. Please refer to the grading rubric below for guidance and specific Final Paper requirements.

A minimum of 3,500 words is expected for the Final Paper. This does not include the cover page or reference page(s).

Business studies assignment

McDonald’s is a force to contend with both domestically and globally. The company has been a success story world-wide because of its focus on marketing details and because it plans globally yet acts locally.

Choose a doughnut/cinnamon bun/bread company with presence in two global markets. Access the two countries’ specific Web sites for the product you wish to discuss.

  • List the differences in product offerings in these 2 host countries and then compare same to home based product
  • Go to your company’s Web site in the 2 countries and discuss the promotion/advertising that is done there. Is it different or the same as the home base advertising? Explain.

Performance Management

Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

You are the HR manager for an upscale retail store which sells clothing, shoes, handbags, and other accessories. Due to the economic downturn, the company has experienced a significant reduction in earnings, resulting in the layoff of a number of retail sales associates. Business seems to be rebounding, but you are concerned about the performance of the retail sales staff. The CEO has requested that you recommend ways to increase sales and customer service. You believe that implementing a performance management system may help modify employee behavior and improve results.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Create a job description for a retail sales associate, which includes the most significant components necessary to describe the job both internally and externally.
  2. Create an organizational behavior modification (OBM) plan to define four (4) key behaviors that are required for successful job performance as a retail sales associate. Suggest the significant ways that your plan will benefit the organization.
  3. Specify two (2) ways that you would measure whether current employees exhibit the key job performance behaviors. Propose two (2) methods that you could use to inform employees of the new performance standards.
  4. Outline a plan with two (2) methods of providing feedback to employees. Include the frequency with which the feedback will be provided. Propose two (2) actions company leaders should take to reinforce positive employee behaviors.
  5. Examine at least three (3) key legal and ethical issues that could potentially impact the performance management system. Support your response with specific examples of the identified issues’ possible effects on the performance management system.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine performance management issues and processes.
  • Examine the influences on and various approaches to compensation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management foundations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management foundations using proper writing mechanics.

Self-Assessment and Reflection Exercise

It is important that leaders and team members both understand their own skills and capacity for learning and growth. In this assignment, you will complete three self assessments and analyze the resulting findings as they relate to team building

Strategic Plan Presentation

You may choose either a large, well-known Fortune 1,000 company that has information readily available, or a smaller company in your city or town which has information in the local press (the larger company may be easier). Pretend that you are a business and strategy consultant hired by one of your chosen company’s executives to present the new strategic plan to the Board of Directors (BoD).

You will create this Assignment in a PowerPoint presentation format. Use a bulleted list for each slide (page) and support the bulleted ideas in the Notes section of the slide. Use APA format and citation style in the notes description section. Do include a references page at the end of the presentation for the outside sources you used and integrated in the presentation itself. In addition, follow the Final Project Guidelines.

Final Project Guidelines

  • Introduction
  • Company Background
  • Company Vision and Mission Statements
  • Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Policies Empowering Action
  • External Analysis (Opportunities and Threats) and Global Environment
  • Internal Analysis (Strengths and Weaknesses), Strategic Control and Continuous Improvement
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Analysis and Choice
  • Generic and Grand Strategies
  • Long-Term Objectives and Strategies
  • Short-Term Objectives, Functional Tactics, and Implementation
  • Restructuring, Reengineering and Refocusing
  • Conclusion

Advance Law enforcement

Select one to two (1-2) contemporary issues in modern police operations and examine the related law enforcement agencies, change, and efficiency. The suggested contemporary issues are below:

  • Terrorism
  • Police evidence collection
  • Children and juvenile
  • Law enforcement hiring process
  • Criminal investigation
  • Gangs and drugs
  • Police patrol
  • Or other issues or topics from the textbook that interest you

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected.
  2. Determine the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s).
  3. Explain at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Next, provide at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Support your response.
  4. Give your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Discuss the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s).
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources as references, such as journal articles, newspapers, magazines, and publications from law enforcement associations. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and similar websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Environmental Pollution Scenario Review and Summary

You are an associate-level environmental scientist in a large urban city. The growing human population within the city increases pressure on the infrastructure and natural resources, affecting the environment. As cities expand, they cut deeper into surrounding rural areas, causing environmental problems, such as the loss of wetlands, loss of biological habitats, and air and water pollution. The high density of automobiles, factories, and commercial enterprises in urban areas adds to airborne emissions, including particulate matter, various types of oxides, and hazardous volatile compounds.

Your selected city is experiencing rapid growth in population. The City Council is worried that this pattern of population growth, combined with concerns over climate change, is beginning to create a number of negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. These include deteriorating infrastructure, increasing traffic congestion, declining air and water quality, and the loss of open space. The City Council has charged you with writing a report that will recommend measures to address the pollution issues and reduce carbon emissions.

Make decisions on the optimal measures for addressing the pollution management issue. Choose four of the following measures based on pollution reduction:

  • Pollution control legislation for point sources
  • Random emission testing
  • Encouraging alternative transportation, walking, and bicycle use
  • Promoting fuel-efficient cars
  • Establishing green spaces or urban forestry
  • Improving roads
  • Encouraging carpooling

     

    Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary briefly describing the background information and details. Include the following information:

  • Describe your selected measures.
  • From an environmental science and climate change perspective, describe the potential effectiveness of your selected measures.
  • Trade-offs for the various pollution reduction measures, including potential improvements in human and ecosystem health: For example, bringing in legislation to install pollution control devices in factories may sound like an effective choice, but installation of such devices is a huge expense, and there is likelihood of strong opposition by business groups.
  • Explain the following statement: “Decision-making about environmental issues necessitates the maintenance of a fine balance between the effectiveness of measures and the public reaction towards them.”

     

Includeat least two outside references. Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines

Psychology assignment

Write a critique (1,000–1,250 words), of the ideas ethical codes, and approaches to counseling presented on the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) Web sites.

Access and view the APA and ACA Web sites listed:

http://www.counseling.org

http://www.apa.org

and critique them according to the following:

1. Usefulness of the information.

2. Web Site navigation.

3. An evaluation of which Web site is most helpful considering your theory/approach to counseling.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines

Eating healthy

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze the brain structures and functions associated with the motivation to Eating healthy

Evaluate the influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors, including heredity and the environment, on the motivation to engage in your selected behavior.

Include at least three references from scholarly, peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

nervous system

Choose a specific regulatory behavior.

Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper that includes the following:

  • Explain the role of the nervous system.
  • Describe the effect of fear, aggression, or anxiety on the specified behavior.
  • Explain the function of the hormones involved and how they relate to the behavior.
  • Describe the effects of regulatory impairments on the specified behavior.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Psychopathy, Crime, and Recidivism

The empirical links between psychopathy, crime, and both violent and nonviolent recidivism have significantly influenced the applicability of this construct within the criminal and civil justice systems. The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is known as the hallmark tool for use in the assessment of psychopathy. This instrument is broken down into various psychopathic traits. It is commonly used in the assessment battery for offenders—particularly when assessing risk for violence and general recidivism. Other abbreviated versions of this tool include the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) and Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV).

Using the readings for this module, online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:

  • Explain the relationship between psychopathy, criminal behavior, and recidivism. Can age, gender, or socioeconomic status influence the psychopathy or diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder?
  • Examine whether you believe that psychopathy is a mental illness.
  • Explain whether the scores on the PCL-R should be used to make sentencing and other decisions within the criminal justice system.
  • Examine the significance of labeling an offender as psychopathic.
  • Examine whether there is a difference for youth versus adults.

Give reasons for your responses. Support your statements with scholarly references and appropriate examples.

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

psychosocial development

The Assignment (23 pages)

In a 2- to 3-page paper, respond to the following prompts:

  • Identify the eight stages of psychosocial development, and provide a global overview of the stages.
  • Identify the critical psychosocial dilemma faced in each stage.
  • For each stage’s dilemma, describe a specific behavior (either of an individual or parents of an individual) that would likely result in a successful outcome. Describe a specific behavior that could contribute to an unsuccessful outcome of that stage.
  • Present an argument on the validity of Erikson’s psychosocial stages in terms of your life. Refer generally to your own experiences (that is, without revealing intimate, personal details). Explain whether you think the stages are relevant. Justify your response.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Summarize the basic principles of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Be sure you describe the main techniques used in this method of family therapy. Does this model of family therapy fit with the other models you have studied?

Quality improvement

Select a health care organization for which to create a QI plan.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you do the following:

  • Select two to three areas of potential improvement for the organization you chose. Describe the data needed to monitor improvement. Identify and describe at least three data collection tools you can use to collect performance information.

o    What types of information does each tool collect?

o    What are the strengths and weaknesses of each tool for each area?

o    How are the data collection tools similar? How are they different?

  • Research at least two tools that measure and display the QI data that can be gathered with the data collection tools.

o    What types of information does each tool measure and display?

o    What are each tool’s strengths and weaknesses?

o    How are the tools similar? How are they different? How are these tools helpful for health care organizations?

Cite at least three sources to support your information.

“Meetings, Conventions, and Expositions (20 points)” Please respond to the following:

  • For sales professionals, familiarization (FAM) trips are very important to closing the sale with a meeting, convention, or exposition organizer. Determine five key strategies a sales manager would need to show a meeting, convention, or exposition organizer during a FAM trip to close the sale.
  • During busy times of the year, a hotel, convention center, or meeting hall may have more demand than meeting space available. When your demand for rooms is greater than the number of rooms you have available, discuss how a sales team would determine which customers to take and which to refer to other establishments.

Operations Strategy

Dell has recently switched from allowing customers a great deal of flexibility in designing their own computers to having a few standard models with few options that can be selected by the customer. Based on this information, respond to the following:

  • What operations strategy could Dell be attempting with a move such as this?
  • What impact would this change have on Dell’s capacity to produce computers? In other words, would the capacity likely be increased or decreased by this decision? Explain your reasoning as to why this would increase or decrease Dell’s capacity.
  • Would the acquisition of computer components (hard drives, random access memory [RAM], microprocessors, etc.) be made easier or more difficult by this decision? Explain your reasoning for your choice

Operation Capacity

You are considering opening a small doughnut shop in your hometown. Research the process required to make doughnuts. After learning all of the steps that are required in the production of doughnuts, respond to the following:

  • List and describe all of the steps required to produce doughnuts as well as the equipment required to complete each step.
  • Create a bill of materials to list those ingredients required to produce doughnuts.
  • Describe what would be the capacity of the doughnut production operation that you are envisioning. In other words, describe what would define the maximum number of doughnuts that you could produce per hour.
  • If your doughnut business is incredibly successful (to the point that you are now selling them frozen, via grocery stores nationwide, so that people can prepare them in their own homes), explain how you could effectively increase the capacity of your doughnut operation. What change in process strategy would be required to produce and sell doughnuts in this way?

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

History Discussion (A Single American Nation)

Read Chapter 12 in the textbook, The Other ‘Subsidized Housing,’ and watch the video, The House We L

Text
Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014).The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Chapter 10: The Cold War Era
Chapter 11: The Affluent and Anxious Society
Chapter 12: The Turbulent Years
Article
Hanchett, T. W. (2001). The other ‘subsidized housing’. Journal of Housing & Community Development, 58(1), 18. Retrieved from the http://www.nahro.org/housing-journal
A scholarly article that examines federal housing policy and regulations since World War II and resulting impact on society. This is scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project. This article can be found in the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library.
Multimedia
Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R, & Spencer, S. (Producers). (2009). The post-war years [Series episode]. In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the 20th century. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47585&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
A video that looks at the social, political, and economic changes that occurred during the post-World War II years.
Smith, L. M. (Producer, Director, & Writer). (2003). The house we live in[Series episode]. In L. Adelman (Executive producer), Race: The power of an illusion. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=49736&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
A video that examines the concept of race and the ways that the understanding of racial categories has over time as well as the ways that those understandings of race have affected specific groups and society.

Recommended Resources

Article
Gutiérrez, J. A. (2011). The Chicano movement: Paths to power. Social Studies, 102(1), 25-32. doi:10.1080/00377996.2011.533043
A scholarly article that provides a short explanation of the major events of the Chicano movement. This is a scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project. This article can be found in the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library.

Reading
May, E. (2008). War and peace: Fanning the home fires. In Homeward bound: American families in the Cold War era (pp. 58-88). Retrieved from the ebrary database.
A chapter from a scholarly book that examines the situation of many American women and families in the early Cold War with information on how the Cold War affected United States society. This is a scholarly secondary source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project.

Multimedia
Bernard, S. C. (Writer). (2000). A struggle for educational equality: 1950-1980 [Series episode]. In School: The story of American public education. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=11764&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
A video that looks that challenges for African Americans, women, Hispanic Americans, and the disabled as they pursued educational opportunities.
Coontz, S. [UChannel]. (2010, Sept. 29). The way we never were: American families and the nostalgia trap [Video]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/MIeAnU7_7TA
A recorded lecture given by a well-known and respected historian of United States families that examines the realities in opposition to common perceptions of the “traditional” family and some results of the social changes in the years after World War II.
Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R., & Spencer, S. (Producers & Writers). (2009). Cold war [Series episode]. In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the 20th century. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47587&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
A video that focuses mainly on the foreign policy issues of the Cold War.
Pearson Education. (2010, January 1). Civil rights in America [Activity]. Retrieved from http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/shared_hss_assets/political_science/polisim_3/burnstimeline1.html
An interactive time line that provides a visual representation of the important events in the struggles for equality of African Americans, Native Americans, and Latino Americans from 1775 to 2000.
Valdés, M. J., (Producer) & Sandoval, C. (Writer). (2009). A class apart [Video file]. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=40874&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
A video that discusses the discrimination and segregation faced by the Hispanic community in the United States, especially in realm of education.
Reflect: As you read the text, notice the importance of World War II in fueling the drive for equality among different groups in the years after the war. Having proved themselves in the service of the nation, both at home and on the battlefield, many groups entered the postwar years more dissatisfied than ever with the discrimination they faced. Reflect on the goals and achievements of the African American Civil Rights Movement. Think about how the African American Civil Rights Movement was similar to and different from the other movements for equality during the 1960s and 1970s.

Write: Based on information from your textbook, the required article, and the video, address the following points:

Provide two specific examples of federal laws or Supreme Court rulings that were victories for the equality movements of the 1960s and 1970s and explain how they have contributed to spreading opportunity to a specific group of Americans.
Provide at least one specific example of continuing inequality and discuss how history can explain why it still exists.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style

Week 4 managerial economics journal

Review the popular news websites listed in the Current Events required readings section for this week.

Websites Broadcasting System Inc.. (n.d.). CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from http://www.cnn.com

Economist Newspaper Limited. (n.d.). The Economist – World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance. The Economist – World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from http://www.economist.com LP. (n.d.).

Bloomberg – Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes. Bloomberg – Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from http://www.bloomberg.com

In 500 words double spaced… ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BELOW THOROUGHLY….

1. Has the knowledge you gained been valuable in helping you understand or evaluate events or policies when it comes to managerial economics?

2. Are there any current events in the news that you can directly link to concepts or theories of managerial economics covered so far?

3. Discuss one current event article and explain how economic theory can be applied to analyze the information presented.

Make sure to provide an APA reference to your article

final project summary

3 PAGE
APA
Sources:3

You have concluded the project and was now present your work in a final summation to the client. As a project manager you are continually looking for opportunities and recommendations for further projects without trying to sell the customer. Making recommendations can be presented in a way that is not selling their services but are recommending how future projects can positively impact the client organization.

Write 500 – 750 word. APA style final project summary.

Additional sources are not necessary for this assignment. Conclusive materials such as title page, attachments, charts, and diagrams are recommended. Complete this project summary as you would if you are preparing it for client presentation.

J. Smith opened a financial services firm in 1975 in a small office in Springfield, Mo. In the last 35 years the firm has grown substantially to over 60 offices around the country and over $100,000,000 in funds management. The company continues to grow in revenue by over 15% annually.

The company maintains the headquarters in Springfield, Mo. Continued changes in legislation, government policy, and investment products have made managing change more difficult. Consistency with the highest quality services offered has been the bedrock principle for over 35 years. As the company has grown, the infrastructure of the organization has struggled to keep up. J. Smith the founder of the company has requested an overhaul of the organizational structure to set a foundation for the next 30 years.

An organizational strategy team has been developed with personnel from all levels of the organization. Personnel from different offices are attached to the team for feedback and information. Each office is responsible for reporting back the needs of their region including those of the offices not directly part of the organizational strategy team.

You have been brought in as an external consultant to head the organizational overhaul project. You report directly to the team. You will be asked to complete certain tasks as part of this project and report back to the team. You are encouraged to bring in new ideas and concepts to the organization as to how the organization can be strengthened and more effective in their work and communications.

Substance Abuse at Rocky University (MTH410)

MTH 410 level (Business Statistics final project)

Substance abuse has always been a problem at colleges and universities. However, some are alarmed by the recent misuse of prescription medication and by the legalization of marijuana in some states. Many businesses are concerned that substance abuse will impact them if graduates (future employees) have developed a pattern of substance abuse while still in college.  An article reported that 46% of U.S. college students have been involved in some type of substance abuse.

Substance abuse has been a concern of the president of Rocky University for several years. Some faculty members in the university believe that substance abuse is more widespread at Rocky than at other universities, while other faculty members think that substance abuse is not a major problem in the college. To resolve some of these issues, the president of the university commissioned a study to assess the current substance abuse behavior of students at Rocky. As part of this study, an anonymous exit survey was administered to a sample of 90 students from this year’s graduating class. Responses to the following questions were used to obtain data regarding three types of substance abuse.

  1. During your time at Rocky, did you ever participate in binge drinking?

    ____ Yes

    ____ No

  1. During your time at Rocky, did you ever abuse prescription medication?

    ____ Yes

    ____ No

  1. During your time at Rocky, did you ever use any type of illegal or illicit drug (not included in questions 1 or 2)?

    ____ Yes

    ____ No

Any student who answered yes to one or more of these questions was considered to have been involved in some type of substance abuse. The complete data set is in the file named Abuse, linked at the bottom of the page.

Managerial Report
Prepare a report (see below) for the president of the university that summarizes your assessment of the nature of substance abuse by students at Rocky University. Be sure to include the following seven (7) items in your report.

  1. To summarize the data, compute the proportion of all students, the proportion of all male students, and the proportion of all female students who
    1. Participated in binge drinking.
    2. Abused prescription medication.
    3. Used illegal or illicit drugs.

      Then comment on your findings.

  2. Develop 90% confidence intervals for the proportion of all students, the proportion of all male students, and the proportion of all female students who were involved in some type of substance abuse.
  3. Develop 90% confidence intervals for the proportion of all students, the proportion of all male students, and the proportion of all female students who participated in binge drinking.
  4. Develop 90% confidence intervals for the proportion of all students, the proportion of all male students, and the proportion of all female students who abused prescription medication.
  5. Develop 90% confidence intervals for the proportion of all students, the proportion of all male students, and the proportion of all female students who used illegal or illicit drugs.
  6. Conduct a hypothesis test (using either the p-value approach or the critical value approach) to determine if the proportion of all students at Rocky University who were not involved in some type of substance abuse is less than that of all U.S. students elsewhere.  Use α = 0.10.

    Do not forget to include the correctly worded hypotheses.

  7. What advice would you give to the president of the university based upon your analysis of the data? What is the magnitude of the issue? What would you recommend for both students and faculty? What is the potential impact on relationships with the business community and what would you recommend?  How can this study be improved?

Write a report that adheres to the Written Assignment Requirements under the heading “Expectations for CSU-Global Written Assignments” found in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.  As with all written assignments at CSU-Global, you should have in-text citations and a reference page. An example paper is provided in the MTH410 Guide to Writing with Statisticslinked at the bottom of the page.

Be sure that your report contains the following:

  • A title page in APA style.
  • An introduction that summarizes the problem.
  • The body of the paper should answer the questions posed in the problem by communicating the results of your analysis. Include results of calculations, as well as charts and graphs, where appropriate.
  • A conclusion paragraph that addresses your findings and what you have determined from the data and your analysis.
  • In-text citations from a minimum of three sources in addition to your textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to locate these sources.
  • A reference page.

Financial Analysis for Business Management

Financial Analysis Assignment (18%)

This assignment focuses on Dun and Bradstreet’s key business ratio analysis,a current financial situation analysis, and strategy development.

Fourteen Key Business Ratios Used by D&B https://www.dnb.com/product/contract/ratiosP.htm

The Seven Key Ratios Used in Key Ratio Analysis

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Seven-Key-Ratios-Used-in-Key-Ratio-Analysis&id=5873597

Required Elements to include in Financial Analysis:

  • There are numerous qualitative and quantitative issues to address.  Develop a strategic plan addressing both qualitative and quantitative  issues;
  • Review the financial data provided at the end of the case study and calculate the key financial ratios important to Sheldon, potentially to his bank or other investors, and apply them to your analysis;

Required Formatting of Paper:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and six to seven page written analysis excluding the title page, reference page and .spreadsheets;
  • Provide projections of the company’s financial position.
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • This paper should be written in the third person.
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder

Finance For entrepreneurs

Please identify a company that you would like to develop as an entrepreneur. Identify the industry and specific products and services that will be provided by your company.

Your oral presentation should last approximately 20 minutes. Though use of PowerPoint is not required, it is recommended for a more effective presentation.

It will be important to discuss the financial resources that you have access to, investors, suppliers, desired inventory levels, management team, number of employees, desired location, customer service, liability considerations, the ideal customer, competition, necessary technology, equipment, growth projections, etc.

A complete view of your company should be apparent through your presentation. A written summary of your project should be submitted as well.

Strategic Management Help

Analysis of Mission and Vision Statements and the Company’s Strategic Direction (20%)

The Analysis of Mission and Vision Statements and the Company’s Strategic Direction paper is an individual assignment that focuses on the analysis of the mission and vision statement and strategic direction of a fairly well known company. Students should select from the list of companies below.

List of Company Selection:

 Arena Pharmaceuticals

 Office Depot

 Monster Worldwide

 The Washington Post

 Blackberry

 Education Management (EDMC)

 Eastman Kodak

 Sears

 JCPenney

 Best Buy

 Netflix

 Hewlett Packard

There are two parts to this assignmentPart 1 focuses on the mission statement of the selected organization.  Part 2 focuses on the strategic direction of the selected organization.

Part 1:

  • Select an organization from the list above;
  • Research the organization’s website and identify the mission statement and vision statement;
  • Research the challenges the organization is facing consider the objectives the organization has established for revitalization;
  • Evaluate the mission and vision statements to determine whether these statements align with the objectives of the organization (this requires research to identify new objectives);
  • Using the Characteristics of the Mission Statement website http://www.zainbooks.com/books/management/strategic-management_6_characteristics-of-a-mission-statement.html

o   Create a three-column table in which you (1) list the salient characteristics of the mission statement; (2) identify those elements of the mission statement that comport with the characteristic from the article, and (3) provide any comments, recommendations, or criticism of the company’s mission statement.

o   The table should be no more than one page.

Part 2:

Students will identify strategies presented in this course that are currently being used by the company. The strategies should be identified and discussed at the corporate, business, and functional levels.

Required Elements to include in Strategic Analysis:

  • Identify strategies
  • Discuss strategies used at the corporate, business and function levels using the concepts learned in the course.

Required Formatting of Paper:

  • This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and 6 to 7pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;
  • Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name;
  • Use headings;
  • Write in the third person.
  • Include references with at least one reference other than the course material;
  • Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;
  • Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.

Discussion board – Fundraising

Discuss the ways in which fundraising goals and organizational goals affect one another. In this discussion address the consequences of setting fundraising goals that exceed what the organization is capable of achieving.

If the fundraising goals are unrealistic, how might that impact the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission?

principles of effective intervention

There are four general principles of effective intervention that have become organizing concepts of community corrections. They have stimulated what has become known as the “what works” movement. Write a paper outlining the four general principles of the “what works” movement.
Thesis: Your thesis (which is part of your first paragraph) should list the four principles of the effective intervention.

Body: The body of your paper (your entire paper excluding the thesis and conclusion) should give a thoughtful analysis of the four general principles of effective intervention in a sequential order. Explain what the principles mean. Look for examples. Determine if the principles are effective. Explain why the principles either are, or are not, effective.

Conclusion: The conclusion (which is part of the last paragraph) should, at the very least, restate the thesis.
The paper must be four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources

Political Science Assignment

By enumerating powers that it possesses, the Constitution constrains the national government by implicitly denying it other, unmentioned powers. A major goal at the time was to protect individual liberty. Fast forward to today. Do you think that we as citizens have given up too much of our liberty and created a national government that is too powerful? Or, do you feel that the accumulation of power by an ever-expanding Federal Government is justified by the many challenges we face as a society and a nation?

Ratification of the U.S Constitution

During the debate over ratification of the Constitution, Americans argued over whether liberty, equality, and self-government would be better protected by the states or by the nation.
A. In your view, which level of government today—federal or state—is more likely to protect and enhance the ideals of liberty, equality, and self-government? Why?
B. Which level of government is more likely to promote the interests of a particular group at the expense of other groups?

Read the Controversial Issue in American Government on Marijuana

Q. Federalism is at issue in an ongoing dispute between the states and the Federal Government over the legalization of marijuana. California voters, as well as voters in a number of other states, have approved laws and ballot initiatives permitting doctors to prescribe marijuana to relieve pain and other ailments.
Also, in a policy change during 2009, which was reaffirmed in 2012 and 2013, the US Department of Justice announced that it no longer would prosecute the use of marijuana if used for medical purposes, even though Federal law prohibits its use. A number of states also have approved legislation to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.
A. Should the states have authority to create medical exceptions to the federal ban on marijuana?
B. As a matter of policy, do you think the Federal Government should permit the states to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes?
C. More generally, should the federal government legalize marijuana?
Marijuana — Should Federal controls over marijuana be liberalized and brought in line with recent changes in state laws?
Pro: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
https://www.congress.gov/crec/2014/11/18/CREC-2014-11-18-pt1-PgH8035-5.pdf
Con: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
https://www.congress.gov/crec/2014/03/04/CREC-2014-03-04-pt1-PgS1274-3.pdf

Week 1 American Government assignment

A. Do you, to quote political scientist Thomas Patterson, “value what political science offers” and do you “relish politics?” Or do your views currently fall short of these ideals? Please explain. For example, which of the following do your own views toward government and politics most closely match: like it, find it interesting, a political junkie, ambivalent, cynical, suspicious, dislike or hostile?
B. Why are you taking this course? Are you taking this course because you have to, because you want to, or both? You can be candid

Individual or event in American History from 1877-1945 Short Essay

For this first paper, you need to choose an (individual or event in American History from 1877-1945) and make an argument about why the person or event is significant. Each paragraph of your paper should reiterate and enforce the argument with evidence. Overall, there should be more analysis than summary in the paper. Note that a thesis is not a factual statement. It has to be something that is a shade of gray that could be proven or disproved depending upon the evidence you choose to examine. I suggest that you review the following website that can help you understand how to construct a great historical thesis: http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides/thesis.htm If you have questions or would like me to provide some feedback on your thesis/topic prior to submission, please feel free to message me.

This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Your bibliography and citations may be in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style format.  Students majoring in history must use Chicago Style format.

The short paper needs to be turned in through the assignment section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite the source by using endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical citations.  If you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information.

The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a bibliography at the end of your paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc). Before submitting your paper, check your grammar and use spell check. Remember, the way you talk is not the way you write a paper. Please label your paper as follows: lastnamefirstnameHIST102ShortPaper.

Case Study – Why Illegal Immigration is an Intergovernmental Mess

Read the case study Why Illegal Immigration Is an Intergovernmental Mess and Will Remain So from your textbook

Create an outline and answer the questions ‘For Discussion’ found at the end of the case study. For each set of questions, you will need to upload to the Assignment Dropbox a 500 word minimum response that takes into account your synthesis of the case study supported by the module content. Therefore, you should reference key concepts from the module to support you answer.

Trends in Philanthropy

For this critical thinking assignment, go to Giving USA. Under “current releases”, download a free copy of the most current Giving USA Report Highlights (if the current year’s is not available yet, download the previous year’s highlights). This is the free report at the bottom of the list.

In a 2-3 page paper using CSU-Global APA guidelines:

  1. Identify the key findings from the report.
  2. Select two of the findings. Discuss how these influence an agency’s funding diversification.
  3. Select one finding of interest to you. Explain why this finding might be of importance in building an organization’s fundraising strategy.
  4. Use at least one outside source for comparison/critique.

Constitution Essay

The Constitution

The weekly worksheets will help you build all the necessary parts for your Final Paper. This week, you will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the most important document for America’s national government, the U.S. Constitution. In your worksheet, you will describe one strength and one weakness of the Constitution. In addition, you will need to recommend a way to maintain the strength of this amazing document and a way to correct a weakness. This effort begins the process of critically analyzing key features of our national government.

To complete the assignment, save the Week One Learning Activity Worksheet to your computer, fill it out, and submit it.

Develop a detailed outline of your first main point using the Week One Learning Activity Worksheet.

  1. The Constitution:
    1. Provide a topic sentence that briefly describes one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
    2. Provide a topic sentence that recommends one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
  2. Scholarly Support: (Please access the Ashford Writing Center’s Sample Annotated Bibliography)
    1. Provide two credible sources in APA format to support your main points.
    2. Briefly discuss how these sources support your main point.
    3. Briefly evaluate your sources for bias, validity, and reliability.

National Interests and Nation State Behavior

What is meant by the term national interest, and what are the dangers of using national interest as a rationale for nation-state behavior?

Requirements:

  • Write a formal two or three page essay complete with citations from at least two outside academic sources  to support your findings.

Assignment 4: Negotiating a Contract with the Navy

Based on the same scenario as in Assignments 1, 2, and 3, you are now considering additional factors needed for your proposal based on RFP #123456789, dated 07/14/2014, where another local competitor intends to submit a proposal.

Additional factors to consider are:

  1. Although you have always built in a profit margin of ten percent (10%) for commercial flooring jobs, you are willing to consider a lesser profit margin in this case in order to win the contract.
  2. The Navy’s Contract Administration Officer is known to be a smart, tough negotiator.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine two (2) potential profit objectives that you will consider for accepting a less than normal profit margin if you win the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Determine two to three (2-3) negotiation strategies or tactics that you feel would be effective for winning the contract. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality references  Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the government acquisition process using sealed bidding, negotiations, and alternative contracting methods.
  • Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.

Australian healthcare system

What are some of the challenges facing the Australian government in dealing with the delivery of the healthcare system, which is large and complex? What changes are needed to make the healthcare system efficient and effective? This assignment should be 1-2 pages long. Document any sources you use in APA format.

Project Management Assignment

McGee Carpet and Trim installs carpets in commercial offices. Andrea McGee has been very concerned with the amount of time it took to complete several recent jobs. Some of her workers are very unreliable. A list of activities and their optimistic completion time, the most likely completion time, and the pessimistic completion time (all in days) for a new contract are provided in a given table. Following are the activities that are required to install the carpets in the offices:

  • Activity 1: Measure office room dimensions
  • Activity 2: Estimate cost
  • Activity 3: Material requisition
  • Activity 4: Workforce requisition
  • Activity 5: Special tool requisition
  • Activity 6: Installation
  • Activity 7: Inspection and customer acceptance

Activity 2 starts immediately after Activity 1. Activity 3, Activity 4, and Activity 5 start concurrently after Activity 2. Activity 6 does not start until after Activity 3, Activity 4, and Activity 5 are completed. The carpet installation project is complete after Activity 7 is completed. If OT = Optimistic Time, MT = Most Likely Time, and PT = Pessimistic Time, use a Program Evaluation Review Estimate (PERT) to compute the statistical time for each activity, as in the following table:

Activities

OT

MT

PT

Activity 1

4

6

14

Activity 2

5

12

16

Activity 3

7

15

23

Activity 4

13

16

28

Activity 5

17

20

35

Activity 6

20

32

50

Activity 7

5

6

13

You must also do the following:

  • Determine the expected completion time and the variance for each activity
  • Determine the total project completion time and the critical path for the project
  • Determine Early Start (ES), Early Finish (EF), Late Start (LS), and slack for each activity
  • What is the probability that McGee Carpet and Trim will finish the project in 40 days or less?
  • Define project management and the necessary requirements.
  • Analyze implications of changes in project scheduling.
  • Evaluate application of project management techniques in terms of the firm’s business operational goals and requirements.

Please submit your assignment in an APA-formatted paper.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Abstract: A summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 2–3 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

BUS 311 Week 4 Assignment

Visit the Choose Your Business Structure section of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website.

If you were to start your own business, which business entity structure would you choose? Justify why your chosen structure is the best organizational form.

Explain the following business structures: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, and a corporation. In your analysis address the following for each business structure:

  1. Steps to form
  2. Personal liability for owners
  3. Taxation
  4. Advantages and disadvantages

Your paper must be three to five pages (excluding title and reference pages), and it must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook..

EDU 486 Week 3 Assignment Discussion 1

In order to support a free public education system for all children, citizens must combine resources to sustain the effort. Throughout U.S. history, educational funding paradigms have shifted as the result of a variety of economic and philosophical factors. According to our course text (p. 310), a variety of fiscal trends are impacting today’s schools. These trends are causing a depletion of funding that is causing schools to drastically tighten their budgets.

For this discussion, imagine that you are a consultant asked to provide a struggling district with strategies for making the most of their decreasing budget. Recommend one strategy for streamlining the budget that will both support student achievement and accommodate a shrinking budget. See pages 311-313 for some ideas/strategies on how to address this issue and provide optimal advice for the district.

Addressing International Legal and Ethical Issues

Write a 750-1,000-word summary. In your paper, answer the following questions:

  • What are the issues involved in resolving legal disputes in international transactions?
  • What are some practical considerations of taking legal action against a foreign business partner based in another country?
  • What factors could work against CadMex’s decision to grant sublicensing agreements?
  • When the local customs and laws conflict with the customs and laws of an organization operating abroad, which should prevail? Explain why.
  • How would you compare the issues in this simulation to the domestic legal issues discussed in your Week One readings? How should companies resolve domestic and international issues differently?

Policy Development: Final Instructions

Review the feedback you received from your instructor for the Policy Development Draft. Make the necessary changes to your work, and resubmit the final Policy Development.

Law Enforcement Organizations are facing a tremendous problem with social media. On one hand, social media such as Facebook, My Space, and Twitter can be extremely useful for effective and efficient communication. On the other hand, Law Enforcement Executives are constantly facing situations in which employee misconduct is occurring through social media. Police Officers are accessing social media from their workstations and patrol cars during their shifts. Police Officers are posting information that is unbecoming for an officer as well as degrading and disrespectful to the profession. Police Unions and Police Officer Organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Police and the PBA are opposed to departmental policies that infringe on police officers’ constitutional rights. How do law enforcement organizations regulate the use of social media? Just about every major law enforcement organization has a Facebook account associated with the organization’s website. Therefore, should law enforcement organizations regulate individual officer’s social media activity?

As the policy manager for your law enforcement organization, please research the best practices related to the regulation of police officers use of social media and develop a department policy. This research should include interviews with your local law enforcement leaders to determine how they are addressing this issue. In addition, please read the “Social Media” study conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police; it can be found in the Reading & Study folder of Module/Week 8.

You must have at least 5 pages not including your title page.

Constitutional amendments to protect businesses

Discuss the differences between substantive law, procedural law, criminal law, civil law, common law, and statutory law. Provide examples of each law and discuss what U.S. Constitution amendments were implemented to protect the rights of businesses and organizations. Discuss the topics you are comfortable with, the topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

HRM410: Strategic Staffing

Application Form Assignment

You are the new HR manager for this fictitious (private sector) company, which has hundreds of employees and is clearly obligated under Title VII and other major employment regulations. Rather than starting over from scratch with a brand new application form, many HR managers would likely take a look at the existing form first.

Using the table located at the very bottom of this document, identify the ten (10) items that are legally problematic* on this employment application form, why they are problematic, and what could possibly be in their place, if applicable. Use of the table is required.

When you are done “save” or “save as” this document with your last name, then first initial and assignment name (e.g. SmithLApplForm.docx) and place your name in the table box above. Then load it to your Dropbox by end of Week 6.

Please email your instructor if you have any questions.

*By problematic we are looking for possible violations of various employment regulations. Note that some may not be blatantly illegal, but, rather problematic and best to avoid as a best practice.

One final tip: Do not focus on stylist elements such as the layout of the application form or questions you do not “like.” Focus only on the legally problematic items.

 

Analyze how prevalent delinquency is among adolescents

Be sure to include data to support your position. After that be sure to identify and examine what theory best explains juvenile delinquency.

The assignments cover the material from the textbook(s) and the supplemental citations. Each assignment response needs to be 2-3 pages with APA 6th ed citations and references. Do Not Use MLA or any other form of referencing. All Assignments need to be uploaded as a Word Doc attachment as well. All homework assignment must be written in an academic tone. You are not to write in the first person. Instead you need to use third person. Remember, an academic essay is not to be written like you are having a casual conversation with your friends. Do not include slang or foul language unless you are quoting someone. Large word-for-word quotes are not permitted as well. Direct quotes, if used need to be only a sentence or two long. Instead, most cited material needs to be paraphrased. For more information on properly citing sources in your assignments please refer to the APA 6th edition manual. While the assignments are to include an examination on current research of a particular problem, they also need include the student’s careful and informed analysis of the problem. Remember each assignment post needs to be submitted as a Word Doc attachment. The assignment needs be written in 12’ font, using Times Roman. Margins will also need to be 1’. The student should download the assignment document and should follow the directions for each separate project. Each assignment should be completed and uploaded as an attachment to the professor in the student’s Student Folder by the due date as a WORD DOC. Please submit these assignments as attachments and save them as under their assignment designation, i.e. assignment 1, assignment 2 ect., and your fist and last name. Each assignment will need to include the following: • The original question at the top of the essay (serves as the abstract) • The body of your answer in several paragraphs • A titled reference section that has been formatted according to APA 6th ed style. • A minimum of two references per assignment. One reference can include the textbook. However, you will need to include several additional academic sources. These sources should consist of scholarly journals that have been peer reviewed and academically based books. Web sources can be used, though they should come from credible sources such as government agencies, academics and private agencies with a strong reputation within the community they serve. If you have a question Examples of peer reviewed scholarly based journals include: Journal of Criminology Crime and Public Opinion Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy Justice Quarterly: JQ You will not be allowed to use web pages or web groups such as Wikipedia found at http://www.wikipedia.org/and Answers.com, as the information contained in these web pages are academically questionable. You cannot use web pages of a questionable background or academic source. Furthermore, you will not be permitted to cite encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspapers (unless otherwise permitted) and popular magazines. It is important to remember that this is an undergraduate level class and you are required to submit graduate level work, which is backed up by academically credible material. If you have a question about the quality of a potential resource please e-mail your professor. Most of this material that you need for your assignments can be found in the AMU library. You are encouraged to use the library to locate the needed material. Additionally, at the bottom of this syllabus is a list of acceptable organizations and groups found on the World Wide Web which you can use to find material for your assignments.

Examine how important of an influence poverty appears to be in adolescent criminal behavior. Is it a root cause of delinquency?

Instructions: Each answer is to be between 500-750 words.

Your forum posts can be written in first person (I, my position, as I see it). Remember, you need to back up your opinions with facts from your reference(s). All, discussion posts (with the exception of the Introduction) should contain at least one reference. Typically this will be the textbook as the discussion questions will be coming directly from the textbook. You can use more references if you would like however. The sources for these references should be included at the end of your response and cited in the discussion in order to give appropriate credit to the individuals from whom you borrowed material.

Corporate Financial Management

Presentation: 1500 words +_ 10%, typed in word .doc – essay format  Title page, introduction, suitable headings and   subheadings, conclusions/recommendations, reference list (Harvard – Anglia style),  attachments e.g. spreadsheets

Research requirements: Students must support their analysis and recommendations with the text and a minimum of 6 current, relevant, academic journal articles. Additional sources may also be used but students need to demonstrate awareness of the academic reliability of such sources.

Question1. 

“If the efficient-market hypothesis is true, the pension fund manager might as well select a portfolio with a pin.” Explain why this is not the case. 1000 words.

Question2. 

Dill Ltd current share price is $20 and it has just paid a $2.50 dividend. Dividends of Dill are expected to grow at the rate of 6% per year.

  1. What is an estimated return that shareholders of Dill expect to earn?
  2. Dill Ltd also has preference share outstanding that pays fixed dividend of $2 per share. If preference stock is currently priced at $16, what is the return that preference share holders expect to earn?
  3. Five years ago Dill Ltd issued 13 year bond with face value of $1000 and coupon rate of 7.5% p.a. The price of these bonds is currently $950. What is Dill’s relevant cost of debt?
  4. Dill has a 12% Bank loan and the current outstanding balance on the loan is $12,000,000, interest on the loan is compounded monthly.
  5. Dill Ltd has 5000,000 ordinary shares outstanding and 1,500,000 preference shares outstanding, and its equity has a total book value of $50,000,000. Its liability has a book value of $25,000,000. If Dill’s ordinary and preference shares are priced as in parts (A) and (B) above, what is the market value of Dill’s assets?
  6. What is Dill’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  7. Tax rate is 30%.

Corporate Law

Explain the reason and justification for the following sections of the Corporations Act :-

  1. Section 254M (1);
  2. Section 124
  3. Section 232.

Your explanation  of each of the section carries 5 marks – total 15%  WORD LIMIT – 200 words per explain.

Court Letter Of Declaration

Class is law school i have to make a letter of declaration for a female who is seeking full custody of her two children one is a 13 year old male and the other is a 5 year old female child. I have to present why on a personal matter why i feel the female whom i have to say is my sister should be entitled to getting custody of her children I have to come off positive and present to the court why “my Sister” (Christina) should get custody of her kids this class is hard i will need examples of the work prior to me paying as this has to come off as i am writing this declaration as the person is my sister and why she should get custody of her kids

It is permissible for US electronic commerce companies to elude paying internet sales tax

Format:

1. Claim: A single well-worded declarative statement. E.g., “Should American companies hire underage workers in countries that legally permit it?” is not in declarative form, and therefore is not a claim. Questions do not assert anything. The claim must have moral significance. For example, “Many US companies hire underage workers in countries that legally permit such hires” is a factual claim and does not have moral significance. “It is economically advantageous for US companies to hire underage workers” is a pragmatic claim and doesn’t have moral significance. On the other hand, “It is permissible for the US companies to hire underage workers in countries that legally permit such hires.” does have moral significance. The claim must pertain to business ethics. Common problems: Vague claims; claims posed in the form of a question; too broad or too narrow claims; non-moral claims; more than one issue in the claim. Claims about abortion, death penalty, assisted suicide, legitimacy of war, cloning, religion, minimum wage, government regulations, etc., are NOT relevant business ethics claims.

2. Explanation of the claim: You should explain very carefully and in common-sense vocabulary what you mean by the claim itself and by the terms involved in the claim. For example, it is not immediately apparent what is meant by “US companies should not hire underage workers in countries where it is legally permissible.” I do not know (or pretend not to know for the purposes of grading) what is meant by “underage”, by “countries where it is legally permissible”. Common problems: assuming that the terms your use are self-explanatory. The reader of your paper will assume no prior knowledge of your subject on his part, If your do not explain your terms, concepts, relationships you will start losing points. Arguing in the explanation part of the paper, rather than explaining what you mean by your claim.

3.Reasons For the Claim: Each reason for the claim should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). You should provide at least four reasons for your claim. Each reason must be unpacked in a whole paragraph. Each reason must have moral significance. Common problems: sketchy arguments; pragmatic rather than moral arguments; insufficiently developed arguments; argument borrowed from other sources (even if documented); arguments that appeal to psychological rather than moral considerations, weak or not well-thought out arguments.

4. Reasons Against the Claim: Here you step into the shoes of your hypothetical opponent and think of reasons why your claim doesn’t hold. Each reason against the claim should be numbered with Roman numerals (I), (II), (III), (IV). You should provide at least four reasons against your claim. Each reason must be unpacked in a whole paragraph. Each reason must have moral significance. Common problems: same as above; attempting to rebut the arguments presented in Reasons For the Claim – this belongs to the Rebuttal section.

5.Decision: At this point in the paper you must decide which set of reasons (i.e., Reasons For or Reasons Against the Claim) is a stronger set. You must explain why you think a particular set of reasons is stronger. This part must be a full paragraph rather than a couple of sentences.

6.Rebuttals: At this point in the paper you must provide a counterargument against each reason in the set of reasons that you found to be weaker (in the Decision part of the paper). For example, if you found Reasons For the Claim to be a weaker set of reasons, you must counter-argue against (1), (2), (3), (4). Conversely, if you found Reasons Against to be a weaker set, you must counter-argue against (I), (II), (III), (IV). Each counterargument must be unpacked in a whole paragraph.

Each item in bold in this appendix (i.e., words: Claim, Explanation, Reasons For/Against, Rebuttals) should appear on your paper.

American democracy term paper help

Title page Introduction (half page):Describe the paper’s overall thesis.

Provide an overview of main points. The Constitution (topic1): Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.

Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness. Federalism (topic 2): Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.

Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage. Branches of Government ( topic 3): Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary.

Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (topic 4): Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections. Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.

Conclusion: Review your main points. Review your overall thesis.

References page Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: Must be at least six double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

Must use at least eight scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Assignment 4: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Marketing, Product Safety, and Intellectual Property

Due Week 9 and worth 300 points

You are a new associate at the law firm of Dewey, Chetum, and Howe. John, a former researcher at PharmaCARE, comes to your office. He has concerns about PharmaCARE’s use of AD23, one of the company’s top-selling diabetes drugs. Two (2) years ago, after PharmaCARE’s research indicated that AD23 might also slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, John and his team of pharmacists began reformulating the drug to maximize that effect. In order to avoid the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) scrutiny, PharmaCARE established a wholly-owned subsidiary, CompCARE, to operate as a compounding pharmacy to sell the new formulation to individuals on a prescription basis. CompCARE established itself in a suburban office park near its parent’s headquarters. To conserve money and time, CompCARE did a quick, low-cost renovation.

CompCARE benefited from PharmaCARE’s reputation, databases, networks, and sales and marketing expertise, and within six (6) months had the medical community buzzing about AD23. Demand soared, particularly among Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans Affairs patients. Seeing the opportunity to realize even more profit, CompCARE began advertising AD23 directly to consumers and marketing the drug directly to hospitals, clinics, and physician offices, even though compounding pharmacies are not permitted to sell drugs in bulk for general use. To circumvent this technicality, CompCARE encouraged doctors to fax lists of fictitious patient names to CompCARE. PharmaCARE sold CompCARE to WellCo, a large drugstore chain, just weeks before AD23 was publicly linked to over 200 cardiac deaths.

As CompCARE and its new parent company enjoyed record profits and PharmaCARE’s stock price approached $300 per share, reports started surfacing that people who received AD23 seemed to be suffering heart attacks at an alarming rate. The company ignored this data and continued filling large orders and paying huge bonuses to all the executives and managers, including John, whose wife recently died from a heart attack after using AD23.

John has come to you with an internal company memo describing the potential problems with AD23, and information describing the company’s willingness “roll the dice” and continue to market the drug.

Your senior partner has asked you to write a memo outlining the following issues for review by the senior partners.

In preparation for this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research examples of intellectual property theft that occurred within the past two (2) years.

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

  1. Research three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question.
  2. Argue for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies. Provide support for your response.
  3. Determine the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the FDA could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices. Support your response.
  4. Analyze the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23. Suggest at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property.
  5. Summarize at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand.
  6. Analyze the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23.
  7. Specify both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Justify your response.
  8. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze and assess legal and ethical restraints on marketing and advertising, relative to both consumers and organizations.
  • Analyze and evaluate laws and regulations relative to product safety and liability.
  • Explore copyright laws and intellectual property rights and assess how well they balance competing interests.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics.
  • Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 300 Assignment 4: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Marketing, Product Safety, and Intellectual Property
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Research three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely researched three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question.. Partially researched three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question. Satisfactorily researched three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question. Thoroughly researched three to five (3-5) ethical issues relating to marketing and advertising, intellectual property, and regulation of product safety and examine whether PharmaCARE violated any of the issues in question.
2. Argue for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies.
Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely argued for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies. Partially argued for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies. Satisfactorily argued for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies. Thoroughly argued for or against Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) marketing by drug companies.
3. Determine the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices.  Support your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices.  Did not submit or incompletely supported your response. Partially determined the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices.  Partially supported your response. Satisfactorily determined the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices.  Satisfactorily supported your response. Thoroughly determined the parties responsible for regulating compounding pharmacies under the current regulatory scheme, the actions that either these parties or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could / should have taken in this scenario, and whether PharmaCARE could face legal exposure surrounding its practices.  Thoroughly supported your response.
4. Analyze the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23.  Suggest at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23.  Did not submit or incompletely suggested at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property. Partially analyzed the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23.  Partially suggested at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property. Satisfactorily analyzed the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23.  Satisfactorily suggested at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property. Thoroughly analyzed the manner in which PharmaCARE used U.S. law to protect its own intellectual property and if John has any claim to being the true “inventor” of AD23.  Thoroughly suggested at least three (3) ways the company could compensate John for the use of his intellectual property.
5. Summarize at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand. Partially summarized at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand. Satisfactorily summarized at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand. Thoroughly summarized at least one (1) current example (within the past two [2] years) of intellectual property theft, and examine the effect on that company’s brand.
6. Analyze the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23. Partially analyzed the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23. Satisfactorily analyzed the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23. Thoroughly analyzed the potential issue surrounding the death of John’s wife and other potential litigants against PharmaCARE as a result of AD23.
7. Specify both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Justify your response.
Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely specified both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response. Partially specified both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Partially justified your response. Satisfactorily specified both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Satisfactorily justified your response. Thoroughly specified both the major arguments that John can make to claim that he is a whistleblower and the type of protections that he should be afforded. Thoroughly justified your response.
8. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
9. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

 

Social Work Assignment

SOWK 648 FINAL: ASSIGNMENT 3

The purpose of the final assignment is to integrate the course material into several long essay questions.

For this final, you will need to refer to the following website: “http://www.communitiesinschools.org/” http://www.communitiesinschools.org/. All the material you will need to answer questions specific to this organization and context are on this website.

Throughout the paper, provide conceptual and empirical evidence to support your arguments, referencing a minimum of 3 scholarly works (per question), at least 1 of which must be outside material (not on the syllabus). ANSWER ALL FOUR QUESTIONS! The paper should be 12-15 pages in length (not counting references or title page), double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides (12-font). Use citation and referencing styles as specified in the current edition of the APA Publication Manual.

The evaluation of the paper will be based on whether you addressed all aspects of the assignment (adequate response); correct use of financial formulas (including correct calculations); integration of material with field and work examples; critique of models; references), the quality of your written work (organization, flow, clarity, grammar, spelling), and the correct application of APA style.

You will have TWO WEEKS to complete this assignment. You will receive the assignment in Week 13 and it will be due in Week 15. The deadline to submit the final assignment is Tuesday, August 18, 2015 @ 11:59pm PST. Papers not received by this date will lose half a grade point for each day they are late. Please upload your paper and any appendices to the VAC. DO NOT SUBMIT pdf files for your paper (the instructor cannot comment on a pdf file) but you can submit pdf files for any supporting documentation.

Question 1: This question is worth 25 points

Part 1: Assess the financial situation of Communities in Schools using their 2010 financial statements. Based on your review of the financial reports, your analysis should include the use of the seven financial ratios (show your work for maximum benefit) used in financial evaluations (See Chapter 5 of Financial Management for Human Service Administrators by Lawrence L. Martin). What observations can you make about this organization? For example, you will want to answer the questions, “Is Communities in Schools making money? Breaking even, or losing money?” In other words, “What is the overall financial position of the agency?

“http://www.communitiesinschools.org/media/uploads/attachments/2010_CIS_AFS.pdf” http://www.communitiesinschools.org/media/uploads/attachments/2010_CIS_AFS.pdf

Question 1: This question is worth 25 points cont.

Part 2: Given the financial status of the agency, what types of recommendations can you make for this organization in order to improve, maintain, or change? How does a financial evaluation help you assess the agency? How does this kind of evaluation reflect the goals and programming of the agency? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this type of assessment? Contextualize (using examples) your answer in what you know of the agency, community, and clients (via what is on their website).

Question 2: This question is worth 25 points

Critique the Mission and Programs of Communities in Schools.   Does the strategy reflect the purposes of the agency? Examine the programs and services the agency offers. Are these consistent with the mission and programs? In what ways? Can you discern a competitive strategy/advantage or multiple competitive strategies?

Taking into account that a public website and materials that the agency creates and provides represent the official view of the agency, how has Communities in Schools presented their work and their organization? Who would this agency appeal to (remember to multiple stakeholders)? How has the agency managed to use the public website and materials to their strategic advantage (cite specific examples)? What have they overlooked? What improvements would you make?

Finally, if you wanted to be able to evaluate what is really happening within an agency from an operational standpoint, what kind of techniques or approaches would you use to find out what is really going on at an agency (the difference between what they say they do and what they actually do).

Question 3: This question is worth 25 points.

Assess the agency using the four-frame model from Bolman and Deal (2008) and any class materials and lectures that will help shed light on any particular frame. This includes: the Structural Frame, the Human Resource Frame, the Political Frame, and the Symbolic Frame. You should discuss examples from the four frames covered in class: Structural, Human Resource, Political, Symbolic frames as evidenced on the Communities in Schools website. For example, in discussing the Structural Frame you may want to cite the use of organizational charts or policies and hierarchies that are implied which show adherence to the “Structural Frame.”

Once you have discussed Communities in Schools in context of the four frames, discuss the different insights to be gained from each frame. Are one or more frames (in combination) particularly revealing about this agency than other frames? In addition to what you find on the website, what assumptions have you made about Communities in Schools’ frame? What are these assumptions based on? Would Communities in Schools benefit from operating from a different framework? Why?

Question 4: This question is worth 25 points

You have been asked to work with a team from Communities in Schools-Greater Los Angeles who has been recruited to train a team from Communities in Schools-Chicago on the famous LA “Hard Core” Gang program (LA Bridges II). Your team will have to assist on the set up of this program in the Chicago area which has been experiencing an increase in “hard-core” gang behavior. (Hard Core means that youth are currently organized in a gang).

  1. Develop a job description that describes the qualifications and tasks for a ‘gang interventionist specialist. This description should be no more than one page, SINGLE-SPACED long. (10 points). This is the only section of this question that should be single-spaced. You can use bullets and/or paragraphs, as appropriate.
  1. Develop a strategy for recruitment. Where, who and how would you recruit? (5 points).
  1. List 3 questions you would ask in an interview and give your rationale for asking each questions. (5 points).
  1. Describe a training schedule for this staff member for their orientation to the agency. Include what topics you would cover and in what time span after hiring. (5 points).

The play Othello

How does the play Othello provide a catharsis?

What action in the play best displays catharsis?

What other themes do you see at work in this play?

Your main post should be at least 250 words. It should contain only one direct quote from the story, along with an in-text MLA citation. You should also include the full citation at the bottom of your post.

implementing a new wellness program within that organization

Using the management fundamentals you have learned throughout the course, you will select a company and create a proposal for implementing a new wellness program within that organization.

This project is designed to allow you to think strategically about the audience or end users of your proposed plan as well as consider the various stakeholders involved in the project that will need to approve and facilitate your plan.

You will need to consider the strategic reasons for implementing a wellness plan and how this plan will help your chosen company achieve greater profitability. As you research other companies’ implementations of wellness plans, you will be better able to form recommendations for the organization you have chosen

Discussion 2: Motivation and Conflict Resolution

Select either Option A or Option B and indicate in your post which option you have selected.

In any organization, regardless of the industry, some level of conflict and/or office bickering is inevitable and may have a damaging impact on productivity and motivation or morale. However, it is the responsibility of the manager to ensure that conflict is avoided whenever possible and, when it does occur, it is handled in an appropriate and respectful manner. With this in mind, listen to the podcast, Stop the Medical Office Bickering and respond to your selected option.

Option A: Case Study: A Matter of Motivation: The Delayed Promotion

Review the details of the case above from your course text, and respond to the following questions:

1. Thoroughly analyze the likely state of your ability to motivate yourself in your new position. In the process, comment to whatever extent you feel necessary on your level of confidence in the relative stability of your position and how this might affect your performance.

2. Describe the most likely motivational state of your HIM staff at the time you assumed the director’s position, and explain in detail why this state probably exists.

3. Based on the podcast, what are some proactive strategies that management could have used to reduce the potential for conflict in this situation?

Option B: Case Study: Charting a Course for Conflict Resolution: “It’s a Policy”

Review the details of the case above from your course text, and respond to the following questions:

1. Develop the argument you would be advocating if you were in George Mann’s position.  In a similar fashion, thoroughly develop the argument you would advance if you were in Sally Carter’s position.

2. Assuming the position of CEO, Jane Arnold, render a decision. Document your decision in whatever detail may be necessary, and include a complete explanation for your decision.

3. Based on the foregoing, outline whatever steps (e.g., policy changes, guidelines, payroll requirements, or something else) you believe should be considered to minimize the chances of similar conflict in the future.

Discussion 1: Case Study: Authority and Leadership

Initial post must be a minimum of 250 words. Review the details of the case Authority and Leadership: Rising from the Ranks from your course text, and respond to the following questions:

1. Identify the potential advantages Julie might enjoy in becoming manager of a group of which she has long been a member, and contrast these with the possible disadvantages that might present themselves because she has long been a member of this group.

2. Describe how Julie will have to proceed in establishing herself as the legitimate possessor or supervisory authority on the unit, and describe the sources and forms of Julie’s authority.

Economics of Healthcare

Price Elasticity

You are advising the stakeholders of a small firm that is one of a handful of manufacturers of disposable contact lenses, wetting solution, and other products related to eye care. The stakeholders are wrestling with a proposal to implement a price increase for some, all, or a large number of their products. They all agree that doing so can help offset recent cost increases the firm has experienced, but there the agreement ends.

Some favor a small price increase for products across the board, noting that, from the standpoint of the market, demand for healthcare products is relatively inelastic. Others believe that strategy could backfire, hurting more than helping. Instead, they argue, there are a number of factors to consider—the strength of the economy, their competition, trends in the market for specific types of products, and so on. They believe, therefore, products or types of products should be considered on a case-by-case basis: while a price increase for one product might yield positive results, a price increase for another might wipe out any gain achieved by the first.

What would you say to these stakeholders? Formulate your advice, drawing on course readings, other scholarly sources, and the concept of healthcare price elasticity. Be sure to explain and support your advice by citing sources and providing examples.

Quality Health Outcomes, Utilization, and Disparity in the Indian Healthcare System

Reflect on quality health outcomes, utilization, and disparity in the Indian healthcare system. India’s healthcare infrastructure has not kept pace with the economic development.

In 2 pages address the following concerning the Indian healthcare system:

  • What are some of the factors that are adversely impacting the healthcare delivery system in India?
  • Population growth is one of the factors in this equation. Identify two other key factors and discuss them.

Document any sources you use in APA format.

Affordable Health Care Act (ACA)

In light of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and the myriad of citizens using the new health care insurance system, you, as a health care administrator for a hospital, are responsible for reporting to the hospital’s CEO regarding the new plan’s cost to the hospital and the issues with patients who can afford regular health care coverage.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Give your opinion of the rising cost of health care’s overall impact on the U.S. economy. Justify your response.
  2. Compare and contrast at least two (2) areas of the economy that the new health care act impacts. Explain your rationale.
  3. Debate the main pros and cons of using private insurance versus using the new affordable health insurance system.
  4. Analyze the cost associated with implementing ACA and its impact on access to health care access for different demographic groups. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least four (4) recent (i.e., last five [5] years), quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the different ways of financing the health care system and the impact on individuals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services organization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health services organization using proper writing mechanics.

Training and Development – Memo on Orientation Program

You are the VP of human resources for a 1,000 employee meat packing company in the small town of Fort Hays, Kansas. You recently examined the turnover data for the plant operation (the people who kill, butcher, and process the hogs) and discovered that turnover among employees who were in their first year of employment was 85% for 2004. In addition, exit interviews with recent quits confirm what the attitude survey you conducted last year: morale is low, despite a competitive compensation and benefits package.

At last week’s executive committee meeting, the President demanded that something be done to decrease turnover and increase morale, and soon. You suggested that by using an employee orientation program or a realistic job preview program, new employees will be more satisfied and less likely to quit. The president nixed the idea of using an RJP. He argued, “If people don’t know what they are getting into when they answer ads for jobs in a meat packing plant, I’m not going to waste money telling them.” Besides, he added, “the hiring process already includes a brief tour of the plant, and most prospective employees know somebody who already works there.”

That left you with the employee orientation program, which the president said he would consider if you could make a good case for why it should be done and what benefits could be gained. The president asks you to write a memo that addresses the following:

  1. The stage or stages of Feldman’s socialization model that may be influenced by an orientation program. Support your choice(s).
  2. Two key content areas of an orientation program that may reduce turnover and increase morale.
  3. The role of the supervisor and the new employee in an effective orientation program.
  4. The timing of orientation activities (i.e., one shot? spaced over time?). Support your choice.
  5. One potential problem that must be addressed to increase the chances the program will be effective, and what you could do to address it.

Training and Development – New Employee Training

Let’s assume that management has approved all your training plans. In fact, Vice President Cindy Kramer is so enthusiastic, she has asked you to develop plans to include your training session in all new employee orientations to Fleet Trucking. Your task now is to create copy for a Poster or Welcome Flyer in which you invite new employees to your training session. (Just the words – phrases, short sentences, but no art work is required at this time!)

Be sure to explain what is involved in the training and how vital it will be for the new employees to attend. Explain how the training session will serve as a tool to assist in orienting and socializing the employee within their new work setting.

Business studies assignment

Individual Portion (800–1,000 words)

Prepare a draft document that defines the new organization and addresses the following considerations:

  • What type of structure will be best suited to a multinational Internet retailer? Why?
  • How would you recommend building a culture that was inclusive of diverse cultures and accommodates highly creative technical staff?
  • How would you measure the success of your organizational design in structure and culture?

Topic – Basic safety skills involving lifting and repetitive tasks

Introduction-

  • The needs analysis should consider the organization, the team (if relevant) and the individual. What are you looking for in your analysis and how will you carry it out?-
  • How will you gather data and assess the problem/ opportunity?
  • APA format, . 600 words
  • Company – Shriners Hospital
  • Target Audience -Orderlies and nursing aides

Charlotte Beer Case Study

What is Beers trying to accomplish as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide?

Did Beers and her team “get the vision right”? Explain your answer.

What is your assessment of the process Beers and her team went through to create the vision? Explain your answer.

Did Beers and her team effectively “communicate for buy-in”? Explain your answer.

The rubric is attached along with the case study. Please follow it.

APA format

2-4 pages, cover sheet and reference page

12 pt font Times New Roman

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 2—Five-Year Global Workforce Forecast

Not only is the U.S. experiencing a demographic shift, but the world is also changing, and national borders are becoming blurred. This increased connectivity will highlight human differences while putting organizations in a position to benefit from the multiple perspectives gained through a diversified workforce. BANKS Industries continues to look for business acquisitions and plans to continue to expand over the next five years.

Consider forecasted changes in the U.S. and on a global level, and write an 8–10-page executive report addressing the following:

  • Given increased globalization and demographic shifts, what changes in the workplace are likely to occur? Explain in terms of workforce demographics, new challenges, and benefits.
  • How will these changes impact the way organizations function?
  • How will HR practices change staffing, rewarding, employee relations, communication, performance management, training and development, and technology? Within that discussion, point out current best practices that may require modification as well as the most appropriate modifications.
  • What are the legal and ethical implications of change?
  • How should current employees and leaders begin to prepare for this change? Prepare a change management plan that includes strategies to communicate relevant information to employees.

Write an 8–10-page executive report in Word format. Support your predictions and suggestions with scholarly resources and empirical evidence. The executive report should include a cover letter, a title page, a reference page, and sections addressing the topics listed. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Intel Inc.

Click here to access the Intel Inc. 2013 financial statements and the accompanying notes to answer the following questions. You may also download the report, if you wish, by clicking here.  Part of your grade will be based on the structure and organization of your project, therefore clearly identify each section and numbered item to which you are responding. Indicate the page number of the annual report where you found the answer(s) to each question. Additionally, show all relevant calculations in a table(s) in your Word document.

Develop responses to the following questions to complete your Assignment:

PART 1

What are the maturities on Intel’s Long-term debt?

(Annual Report Page # Reference 81 , Note 15 Borrowings )

 

 

What are Intel’s projected obligations on Long-Term Debt and Payments due by period?

What is the par or stated value of Intel’s preference shares?

What is the par or stated value of Intel’s ordinary shares?

,

What percentage of Intel’s authorized ordinary shares was issued at Dec 28, 2013?

 

6) How many ordinary shares were outstanding at Dec 28, 2013, and Dec 29, 2012?

PART 2

Under Intel’s equity-based compensation plan, share options are granted annually to key managers and directors.

How many options were granted and exercisable in 2012 and 2013 under the plan?

 

2) What number of diluted weighted-average shares outstanding was used by Intel in computing

earnings per share for 2012 and 2013? What were Intel’s diluted earnings per share in 2012 and

2013?

What other equity-based compensation plans does Intel have?

 

Answer

Other than its 2006 equity incentive plan it also has an equity based compensation plan known as 2006 stock purchase plan where employees can purchase stocks at several dates mentioned by the company. Further I also has a 1997 stock option plan which as forfeited for any future grants in May 2004 as reported in the financial statements section equity based compensation information.

4) What investments does Intel report in 2013?

5) How does Intel determine fair value?

 

6) How does Intel use derivative financial instruments?

PART 3

1) What amounts relative to income taxes does Intel report in its:

  1. 2013 income statement?
  2. 28 Dec 2013 balance sheet?
  3. 2013 statement of cash flows?

 

 

Intel’s provision for income taxes in 2012 and 2013 was computed at what effective tax rates?

How much of Intel’s 2013 total provision for income taxes was current tax expense, and how much was deferred tax expense?

What did Intel report as the significant components (the details) of its 28 December, 2013, deferred tax assets and liabilities?

 

 

PART 4

What kind of pension plan does Intel provide its employees?

 

What was Intel’s pension expense for 2012 and 2013?

3) What is the impact of Intel’s pension plans on its 2012 and 2013 consolidated balance sheets?

4) What information does Intel provide on the target allocation of its pension assets? How do the

allocations relate to the expected returns on these assets?

PART 5

What types of leases are used by Intel?

2) What amount of operating leases was reported by Intel for various years?

PART 6

Were there changes in accounting policies reported by Intel during the two years covered by its income statements (2012–2013)? If so, describe the nature of the change and the year of change.

2) What types of estimates did Intel discuss in 2013?

 

(Annual Report Page # Reference 55 , Note 2 Accounting Policies )

 

PART 7

Which method of computing net cash provided by operating activities does Intel use? What were the amounts of net cash provided by operating activities for the years 2012 and 2013?

What was the most significant item in the cash flows used for investing  activities section in 2013?

3) What was the most significant item in the cash flows used for financing activities section in 2013?

Where is “deferred income taxes” reported in Intel’s statement of cash flows? Why does it appear in that section of the statement of cash flows?

5) Where is depreciation reported in Intel’s statement of cash flows? Why is depreciation added to net income in the statement of cash flows?

PART 8

What specific items does Intel discuss in its Note 2—Summary of Significant Accounting Policies? (List the headings only.)

For what segments did Intel report segmented information? Which segment is the largest? Who is Intel’s largest customer?

Remmers Corporation

P19-1. (Three Differences, No Beginning Deferred Taxes, Multiple Rates)

The following information is available for Remmers Corporation for 2014.

  1. Depreciation reported on the tax return exceeded depreciation reported on the income statement by $120,000. This difference will reverse in equal amounts of $30,000 over the years 2015-2018.
  1. Interest received on municipal bonds was $10,000.
  2. Rent collected in advance on January 1, 2014, totaled $60,000 for a 3-year period. Of this amount, $40,000 was reported as unearned at December 31, 2014, for book purposes.

 

  1.  The tax rates are 40% for 2014 and 35% for 2015 and subsequent years.
  2. Income taxes of $320,000 are due per the tax return for 2014.
  3. No deferred taxes existed at the beginning of 2014.

 

Instructions                                                                               

(a) Compute taxable income for 2014.

(b) Compute pretax financial income for 2014.

(c) Prepare the journal entries to record income tax expense, deferred income taxes, and income taxes payable for 2014 and 2015. Assume taxable income was $980,000 in 2015.                 

(d) Prepare the income tax expense section of the income statement for 2014, beginning with “Income before income taxes.”

Target CEO- Brian C. Cornell and Walmarts CEO – C. Douglas Mcmillion

Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, with references within the text and

listed at the end. All team members must participate in writing the paper. The page restrictions

should be followed. APA guidelines are required. I encourage you to submit a draft to the UHV

Student Success Center for feedback on your writing and format.

 

A project that compares 2 executives from the same domain. In this paper and report, you should connect the executive’s techniques to course content from the leadership text and to your personal assessment of the executive’s strengths and weaknesses.

Purpose: Identify two executives from the same industry and compare their leadership traits,

styles, and strategies. Examples of executive pairs might be CEO’s in the same industry. The

executives you pick should be researched through books, academic/scholarly articles, popular

press, or company websites (I do not want a reference list full of Wikipedia sources). The

executives can come from a publicly traded organization, a sports organization, a non-profit

organization, etc. The sections in the project might include, but are not limited to the following:

Introduction; Executive’s background; Description of the executive’s organization; Leadership

traits, styles, and strategies-relate the executive to the course content (theories, models,

frameworks); Your perspective of their effectiveness; Your recommendations for improvement

on the tactics used by the executive; Of the two which would you prefer to lead you?

BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY – BBUS 4701

Assignment 1

Introduction

The assignments have been designed to help you integrate and apply the concepts you have learned up to this point. These concepts provide a foundation on which other course concepts are built. Assessing your comprehension will help ensure that you are on track to successfully complete the course. Refer to the Course Overview for general guidelines on preparing and submitting assignments. Also, be sure to read your instructor’s introductory postings pertinent to the assignments in the Discussions area of the course.

The activities in this module have introduced key features of the strategic model. This assignment will test your understanding of these features and what you have learned in Module 1. All of the activities done for this module are the foundation for this assignment; a review of the readings and the activities should reveal the appropriate answers to the questions posed.

This assignment consists of two parts: Part A requires an analysis of Best Buy Co. Inc. (as of February 2013), and Part B requires that you submit evidence of your work on the module activities. The assignment is worth 15 per cent of your final grade in the course. Click here to see the Form 10K.

Part A: 80% of the assignment grade

Perform an analysis of Best Buy Co. Inc. Your analysis will draw on the Form 10K (as of February 2013). Your analysis can include information prior to February 2013 but should not draw on any information that you might come across that is post-February 2013. Bear in mind that as a strategic manager you do not have the benefit of foresight and hence your analysis must be confined to the period defined in the Form 10K as of February 2013 for this assignment.

Address the following in your analysis:

  1. Read the Best Buy Case and identify and analyze the company’s strategies. Your answer must identify clearly the firm’s strategies and show your awareness of strategic management theory as it is being applied by the company.
  2. Prepare a Porter analysis of the industry in which Best Buy operates. The assessment of the Porter forces must be explained fully with reference to the evidence presented in the case. As stressed in the module, the Porter analysis is of the industry/sector in which the firm operates; focus your attention on the industry as a whole and be mindful of the segment in which Best Buy operates. The assessment must be complete and show your awareness of the all the factors shaping the industry.
  3. Prepare a SWOT analysis of the company, revealing your awareness and understanding of the firm’s competencies, capabilities, and resources and relate the same to the opportunities and threats confronting the firm. Using the SWOT as your guide, provide insight in the strategies that Best Buy selected. Is the firm’s strategic direction consistent with what you have determined from the SWOT?
  4. Prepare a macro-environment analysis for the industry in which Best Buy operates. Explain fully if and how the company is being affected by macro forces and determine if these forces are reflected in the firm’s strategies.
  5. Based on your awareness of the firm as revealed in questions 1–4, provide an assessment of the firm’s overall strategic options and alternatives.

Part A should not exceed 10 pages in length, double-spaced, Times Roman 12 pt. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right.

Part B: 20% of the Assignment Grade

Write a brief report that demonstrates your active participation in the discussions and contributions to your personal journal. Your report should include examples of your postings on the activities, your thoughts and personal musings on the problems and issues introduced in the activities, and a summary of what you learned in this module. In addition, you can refer to questions that arose from your work on the activities. If you replied to questions posed by other class participants, indicate what your replies were and whether the interaction with other participants increased your understanding of course concepts, such as strategy formation and the strategic planning process. DO NOT copy and paste from your personal journal or discussion postings. Part B is an executive summary of the relevant issues/theory raised in the module activities.

In addition, present your personal strategic plan (see the Personal Journal: Strategic Planning Process Model activity in Topic 2 of Module 1) and explain clearly what you learned about your strategic choices and decisions. Outline how you could use the strategic model in the future to map your personal progress and career.

Part B should not exceed 4 pages in length, double spaced, Times Roman 12 pt. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right.

When you have completed the assignment, send it to your Open Learning Faculty Member using the Assignments function in Blackboard.

The assignment must be properly formatted and be professional in appearance. It must include your name, TRU student ID, Course name, assignment number, your TRU or personal email address and your current home mailing address, and other information as described in the course guidelines.

Prepare Assignment 1 in Microsoft Word format. Part A and Part B must be presented in a single document. Assignments will not be graded if both parts are not included

Finance homework help

You are a financial analyst for the CMC Corporation. This corporation predicts changes in the economy, such as interest rates, retail trends, and unemployment. Your job is to educate incoming analyst on the terminology, definitions, and uses of interest rate theories, yield curves, and predictions. In your next training session, you will cover major theories that have been developed to explain resulting yield curves and the term structure of interest rates. Prepare a training guide with the following:

  • Define and compare the following theories: expectations theory, liquidity theory, market segmentation theory, and preferred habitat hypothesis theory.
  • In 2–3 pages, explain how each of the above theories explain changes in the economy.
  • Provide examples for each, and be sure to use and properly cite scholarly sources.

Capital Budgeting in Healthcare

For this Assignment, you will complete a cash flow analysis for a new MRI service for the physician’s network. Based upon your analysis, you will recommend whether the new MRI service is a sound financial decision for the physician’s network.

To present your analysis, the physician’s network has asked you to prepare a report. This report will be in two parts. The first section will be a written report (in essay format) that includes an introduction of what will be included in the report, a detailed summary of the cash flow analysis, and a determination by you as to whether you recommend that the new MRI services to be a sound financial decision. The second portion of the report will be your cash flow analysis in the form of a spreadsheet. For the report to be effective, it should be no less than five pages total, including references.

 

APA format

Business Plan

You must intend to raise money for your startup company. You can start with money from friends and family but at some point you will need funds from outside investors, either angels or venture capitalists, depending on how much money you project you will need to raise. Another possible angle is to develop money through crowdfunding, assuming your product meets the demand of such audiences.

Before you can raise money, you must develop a business plan that convinces an investor that your company will succeed.

 Section 1: Business Plan (MS Word or equivalent)

Read Chapters 18 and 19 of the course text: Successful Business Plan. Use the Plan Preparation Forms at the end of each chapter of Successful Business Plan as a rough guide.

Write an approximately fifteen to twenty (15-20) page draft of your business plan in which you:

  1. Revise the components of the following previously submitted sections based on the feedback you have received.
      1. Company Description (Assignment 1)
      2. Industry Analysis and Trends (Assignment 1)
      3. Strategic Position & Risk Assessment (Assignment 1)
      4. Target Market (Assignment 2)
      5. Competition (Assignment 2)
      6. Marketing Plan & Sales Strategy (Assignment 2)
  1. Create an Ethics & Social Responsibility Plan.

Note: The Ethics & Social Responsibility plan should account for approximately three to five (3-5) pages of the Business Plan Draft.

    1. Describe the ways in which your company is committed to being a good corporate citizen.
      • Hints: Consider the following areas:
        • Creating jobs
        • Following the laws of every jurisdiction in which your company operates
        • Fair and honest treatment of employees
        • Non-discrimination of employees and increasing diversity of your work force
      • Hints: If your company is designed as a social venture—in which you have a primary purpose of achieving a social or environmental goal—describe what that goal is and what aspects of your company are designed to reach that goal. Provide a rationale for why you have or why you have not chosen this to be a social venture.
    1. Discuss how your company’s activities will affect the environment and identify the steps you will take to mitigate any negative impacts.
      • Hints: As a beverage company, consider such issues as your choice of packaging, disposal of bottles / packages by consumers, and your use of resources, such as water in areas where water may be scarce.
    1. Determine any health issues / claims related to the product you are making, whether negative or positive. Suggest the strategy your company will use to mitigate any negative issues, and to ensure any positive claims are true.
    1. Many beverage products have negative health impacts on certain segments of a population (e.g., children, pregnant mothers, etc.). Suggest your company’s plan, through advertising, distribution, and / or other methods, to target and reach only appropriate market segments.
  1. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
    1. Cite the resources you have used to complete the exercise. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the exercise.
    2. Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    3. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The Multiplier Effect

  1. Go to “FRB: Press Release—FOMC statement—December 16, 2009.”
  2.  You should now find a press release from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, dated December 16, 2009, which discusses the decisions of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) for that date.

This release also states that the Federal Reserve is in the process of purchasing $1.25 trillion of agency mortgage-backed securities and about $175 billion of agency debt. Additionally, the release states that the FOMC has decided to gradually reduce “the pace” of such Fed purchases. Discuss why you believe that the FOMC has made such a decision, and explain the consequences of such a decision on the economy.

In your answer, discuss the Federal Reserve’s use of open-market operations to influence the money supply and the respective consequences of such actions. Include a discussion of the money multiplier effect in your response. Justify your conclusions and provide appropriate examples.

Using Microsoft Word, submit your responses in the form of a short paper (1 ½ – 2 pages).

The Industrial Revolution

Complete a one page answer to question below. Include ideas on productivity and savings rates.

“What changes took place during the Industrial Revolution that made sustained economic growth possible?” Consider the role of agriculture and education in promoting the industrial revolution. Were there any important developments in agricultural technology? If so, how did labor-saving technologies in agriculture raise productivity and help to support the growth of industry? What about education? How does education help to support industrialization? To answer this question you should focus on technological developments (including advances in transportation), rising productivity, and the creation of mass markets (i.e., the development of mass consumption and mass production).

Principles of Effective Intervention

CRJ201: Introduction to Criminal Justice (BLD1531A)

There are four general principles of effective intervention that have become organizing concepts of community corrections. They have stimulated what has become known as the “what works” movement. Write a paper outlining the four general principles of the “what works” movement.

Thesis: Your thesis (which is part of your first paragraph) should list the four principles of the effective intervention.

Body: The body of your paper (your entire paper excluding the thesis and conclusion) should give a thoughtful analysis of the four general principles of effective intervention in a sequential order. Explain what the principles mean. Look for examples. Determine if the principles are effective. Explain why the principles either are, or are not, effective.

Conclusion: The conclusion (which is part of the last paragraph) should, at the very least, restate the thesis.

The paper must be four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library, other than the textbook, to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.

Assignment 2: Overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Due Week 9 and worth 250 points

Most states regulate their health departments by city or county. Search for health department regulations for food service facilities that are closely related to the location where you reside. Focus on possible challenges to the restaurant industry, such as health department regulations and requirements, social concerns, competitive issues, and / or demographic and geographic issues.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine the challenges involved in managing a restaurant operation that are specific to your state or local municipality, as well as how you would address those challenges.
  2. Determine the impact of computerization on food service and lodging operations in your state, particularly in the areas of reservations, accounting, personnel management, and the recording of sales transactions. Consider the quality of technology infrastructure in your state and the degree of technology usage by potential customers visiting or using these services within your state.
  3. Analyze the interdependence of food service, lodging, and meeting segments of the hospitality industry and make two recommendations for how the synergy between the three could be improved, using examples from your state to illustrate your case.
  4. Consider how these segments can improve their relationships between one another and how they can combine their services in order to be more marketable in your home state.
  5. Determine the likely consequences of the introduction of gaming entertainment into your state, or if your state already allows gaming, the impact of significant economic expansion of the segment upon other segments of the hospitality industry.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not quality as academic resources.
  1. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY – BBUS 4701 ASSIGNMENT

Introduction

The assignments have been designed to help you integrate and apply the concepts you have learned up to this point. These concepts provide a foundation on which other course concepts are built. Assessing your comprehension will help ensure that you are on track to successfully complete the course. Refer to the Course Guide for general guidelines on preparing and submitting assignments. Also, be sure to read your instructor’s introductory postings pertinent to the assignments in the Discussions area of the course.

The activities in this module have introduced key features of the strategic model. This assignment will test your understanding of these features and what you have learned in Module 2. All of the activities done for this module are the foundation for this assignment; a review the readings and the activities should reveal the appropriate answers to the questions posed.

This assignment consists of two parts: Part A requires an analysis of Qualcomm Inc. (as of September 2012), and Part B requires that you submit evidence of your work on the module activities. The assignment is worth 15 per cent of your final grade in the course. Click here to see the Form 10K.

Part A: 80% of the assignment grade

Perform an analysis of Qualcomm Inc. Your analysis will draw on the Form 10K (as of September 30, 2012). Your analysis can include information prior to September 2012 but should not draw on any information that you might come across that is post-September 2012. Bear in mind that as a strategic manager you do not have the benefit of foresight and hence your analysis must be confined to the period defined in the Form 10K as of September 2012 for this assignment.

Address the following in your analysis:

1. Read the Qualcomm material carefully and note the industry forces that have shaped the firm’s direction and strategies. Support your assessment with relevant evidence drawn from the case material and strategic management theory.

2. Identify and explain the strategic levels that the firm is expressing and assess whether the company has the competencies, resources, and capabilities to achieve its goals? In addition, identify the threats and opportunities confronting the firm and explain fully how the firm is addressing these.

3. Prepare a value chain analysis for Qualcomm and identify and explain where it is creating or destroying value.

4. Identify and explain whether Qualcomm has competitive advantage and determine where and how this competitive advantage is being created.

5. Based on your awareness of the firm as revealed in questions 1–4, provide an assessment on the firm’s strategic options and alternatives.

Part A should not exceed 10 pages in length, double spaced, Times Roman 12 pt. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right.

Part B: 20% of the assignment grade

Write a brief report that demonstrates your active participation in the discussions and contributions to your personal journal. It should include examples of your postings on the activities, your thoughts and personal musings on the problems and issues introduced in the activities, and a summary of what you learned in this module. In addition, you can refer to questions that arose from your work on the activities. If you replied to questions posed by other class participants, indicate what your replies were and whether the interaction with other participants increased your understanding of course concepts, such as strategy formation and the strategic planning process. DO NOT copy and paste from your personal journal or discussion postings. Part B is an executive summary of the relevant issues/theory raised in the module activities.

Part B should not exceed 4 pages in length, double spaced, Times Roman 12 pt. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right.

When you have completed the assignment send it to your Open Learning Faculty Member using the Assignments function in Blackboard.

The assignment must be properly formatted and be professional in appearance. It must include your name, TRU student ID, Course name, assignment number, your TRU or personal email address and your current home mailing address, and other information as described in the course guidelines.

Prepare Assignment 2 in Microsoft Word format. Part A and Part B must be presented in a single document. Assignments will not be graded if both parts are not included.

Probability and Hypothesis Testing

In this segment, you will estimate simple probability and test hypotheses using the provided SampleDataSet. Probability: Find the Region variable in the SampleDataSet. Using SampleDataSet, create a frequency distribution or a histogram. Based on the frequency distribution or histogram, estimate the probability associated with each region. Test the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: Age (of residents) of Region 1 > Age of Region 7 Hypothesis 2: Wealth score of mail donors ≥ Wealth score of mail nondonors Specify your hypothesis completely in terms of null and alternative; detail your findings and conclusions.

Assignment 2: RA 2: Effective Consulting Research Methods Report

Description of RA 2:

For this assignment, you are to review the scenario below and develop an 8- to 10-page report following the directions below. Please watch the video Computing a Multiple Regression to refresh your memory. Please note that you are not expected to use the program depicted in the video or write in the language described in the video.

Scenario:

You have been contracted by a company to hire the next chief executive officer (CEO). The company has given you ten potential candidates for the position of chief executive officer (CEO), but it wants you to first gather data on the executives to help determine the best candidate. The candidates have been engaged in coaching and have also taken an emotional intelligence (EI) test. You suspect that variables such as years of experience as an executive, months of coaching, and years of education will all contribute to the scores on the emotional intelligence (EI) test, as well as the success of the right candidate. In this case, the higher the emotional intelligence (EI) score, the better. More business experience, higher education, more months with a coach, and higher emotional intelligence (EI) test scores indicate the better candidates. We are assuming the company has offered coaching in the past. The data of the emotional intelligence (EI) test conducted on the candidates is given in the table below:

Years of Experience in Business Level of Education

# of Months in Coaching Emotional Intelligence (EI) Test Scores
5 1 5 88
6 2 4 78
12 3 9 56
21 3 8 88
7 2 5 97
9 1 8 90
13 2 8 79
16 2 9 85
21 2 9 60
11 1 4 89

Directions:

Using any research methods textbook that you may have and at least five additional scholarly sources from the Argosy University online library (regarding multiple regression and multiple predictor variables), create an 8- to 10-page report for company leadership. Complete the following to include in the report:

  • Perform a multiple regression analysis. On the basis of the results and the scholarly literature regarding predictors of chief executive officer’s (CEO’s) performance, recommend the best candidate and justified your choice.
  • Describe the statistical analyses used and the multiple regression that is best suited for this type of measurement.
  • Determine the best predictors of the emotional intelligence (EI) test scores.
  • Identify other external variables that could influence one’s choice and explained why.
  • Offer additional recommendations in regard to the variables used and your findings.
  • Identify any ethical and diversity issues that may affect the selection process.

Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word document approximately eight to ten pages in length. Utilize at least five scholarly sources in your research. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources

Marketing Piece

In this assignment, you will come up with three marketing pieces, describe two of them and create the third. Your marketing pieces should answer the questions who, what, where, when why?

More specifically, consider:

  1. Who is your audience?
  2. What services are you offering? CT,MRI,XRAY,ULTRASOUND,PET/CT,WOMENS BREAST CENTER,BONE DENSITOMETRY
  3. Where and when are the services available? Monday-Friday 7am-8pm
  4. Why should people come to you?- RESEARCH BREAST CENTERS, AS WELL AS PATIENT SATISFACTION

 

Your THREE marketing pieces can come in several different forms( but are not limited to):

  • Flyer
  • Radio or TV spot
  • Billboard
  • Company promo “stuff” like logo design, give-a-ways
  • Video (ask your instructor how to submit your file)

 

On this page, write a description, approximately 3 paragraphs in length, of all three marketing pieces and how they would be used (e.g. flyers handed out at the grocery store). Explain how they would help bring people to your business. Also describe how you would use social media as part of your marketing plan.

ONE OF THE MARKETING PIECES IS AN ACTUAL COMMUNICATIONS MARKETER…

 

Create one of those pieces as a separate file (e.g. a flyer). Submit that and this page for full credit. FOCUS ON BREAST CENTER WITH THE FLYER, BUT DONT EXCLUDE THE OTHER MODALITIES.

NAME OF THE IMAGING CENTER IS:

VERDE VALLEY MEDICAL IMAGING CENTER

269 S CANDY LANE

COTTONWOOD AZ 86326

Ethics and Information Security of Technology for Reverse Logistics

Contact a waste management company.

Examine how they track the various products that they pick up from corporate customers, not just individual or home customers.
Examine why that company for that region or location or some group of customers does not want to use RFID technology as part of their operations.
Make a case for using RFID technology compared or bar code technology compared to just manual stubby pen and paper (or lap top today as well) data entry methods.
Make a case against using RFID technology.
 This paper can be 1 to 3 pages in length.
Add a titel page and reference page too.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than 800 words.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Need to be in the Unites States

Great Depression

Explain at least three causes of the Great Depression and the specific, corresponding New Deal programs meant to respond to those causes. How did the societal changes of this period affect African Americans?

Harlem Renaissance

Why do you think the Harlem Renaissance was important, and how does it fit into the conflict and changes of the 1920s?

What does the primary source you chose tell you about this topic?

What does it not tell you?

Describe the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt

Describe the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. (Include his views of big business, his desire for the government to investigate corporations, areas he conducted reform in, reasons why he did not run in the election of 1908 and reasons why he did run in the election of 1912)

Alexander the Great

Although Alexander the Great is most famous for his military conquests, it can be argued that conquest was only the beginning of his most important accomplishments. Using the information you have learned from the Unit Resources, textbook readings, and outside sources, write a paper a minimum of 2 pages discussing the importance of Hellenism and Alexander’s contributions to Hellenization. Included in your answer should be a discussion of how the following points:

Define Hellenism.
Discuss at least 2 Greek ideals that were introduced into other areas through the process of Hellenization.

Adhere to APA formatting and reference guidelines when writing your response. Additionally, your response should be free of grammatical errors, use complete sentences, and give specific details to support statements.

Describe the presidency of Woodrow Wilson

Describe the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. (Include areas he conducted reform in, why he took 1915 off from domestic affairs, his reelection, his foreign policy of moral diplomacy, his views surrounding U.S. involvement in WWI and his 14 points)

The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of the effects that war and peace have on the distribution of foreign aid, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 3.
Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you:
Assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you have cited.
Analyze the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare.
Discuss whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support your response with examples.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.

HS150 World Civilizations I

Assignment 6

What major changes in political structures, and social and economic life, occurred during each of the following?

The Sui dynasty

The Tang dynasty

The Song dynasty

Directions:Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double?spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirements? page for specific format requirements.

The European Union – an economic success but a political dwarf

ESSAY TOPICS POLI212

These are suggested topics. You are entirely free to choose one of your own, on the condition that your choice is approved either by your TA or by me

Please also keep in mind that these are suggested questions – they may need fine-tuning by you before they constitute a concrete research question around which you can develop an argument. Talk to me oryour TA about how to fine-tune a topic from this suggested list.

The paper should be tight, analytical, to the point, precisely argued and well-written, with attention to sentence and paragraph structure and spelling.

This is an exercise in analytical thinking. Begin your paper by setting out a puzzle or problem that youwill solve, or a claim or proposition that you will defend. Of course, you will need to do libraryresearch but the important thing is your analysis.

Remember 10 pages: Make the words count. Cite when you need to; citations can follow one of several styles (parenthetical references in text, or footnotes, or endnotes) as long as you are consistent through the paper.Use the internet very carefully when, or if, you use it. Never use Wikipedia. For internet sources,include the date that you accessed the website.

There is no magic number of “required” sources. I would think between 5 and 10 (absolute tops)sources would in most cases be about right. Please refrain from referring to lecture notes or reading notes. But use reading material from the course where relevant and useful. Any reading material from the course that you use should be fully cited; never, for example, cite “the course pack” or “Kesselman and Krieger”.

1. Electoral Systems, Political Processes and Political Outcomes. What are the differences between majoritarian and proportional representation electoral systems and what are the political consequences of these different electoral rules?

2. Religion, Race and the French Republic. Discuss the affaire du foulard, what it revealed about French politics and society, and how the issue of religious dress in public spaces continues to bea political issue in France.

3. Post-Communism and New State Formation. Why ethnic war as a feature of the breakup ofYugoslavia and peaceful separation in Czechoslovakia?

4. Extraparliamentary Opposition and Labour Unrest. Discuss the origins and consequences ofeither the Italian ‘Hot Autumn’ or ‘May-June 68’.

5. Classifying and Explaining Political Regimes: The Case of Russia. How would you describeand analyze the central features of the political regime in contemporary Russia?

6. The Politics of Immigration After 9/11. Did the events of 9/11 change politics and policies withregard to the integration of immigrants in one of: Italy, France, Germany or Great Britain?

7. Is corruption an endemic feature of Italian politics?

8. Ecology and Politics in Germany. What impact did Petra Kelly and the Greens have on politicsin Germany?

9. How would you explain variations in support for the New Right in different Europeancountries?

10. For or Against the European Constitution. Why did France reject the proposed Europeanconstitution in 2005?

11. The European Union is an ‘economic giant but a political dwarf”. Discuss.

12. Is the EU still a ‘French-German condominium”? How has enlargment changed the structureand dynamics of the EU?

13. Convergence or Diversity. Are European states and societies becoming more alike, that isconverging, or are there enduring differences? Why or why not?

14. Economic Class and Inequality. Is economic class a dead political issue in European politics?What sorts of inequalities seem to be the most immune to welfare state interventions?

15. Federalism in Germany. Discuss the central features of the federal political system in Germanyand the role that federal institutions play in policy-making in Germany.16. The Eurozone. What does the ongoing economic crisis in the Eurozone reveal about Europeanintegration and the European Union?

16. Coalition Government. Is the current coalition government in Britain an anomaly in Britishpolitical history? What are the strengths and weaknesses of coalition government in aWestminster political system?

17. Political Management of the Economy. What accounts for the enduring economic success ofGermany? Is the ‘social market model’ still a characteristic of the German political economy?

18. Political Regionalism and Protest Politics. What were the origins and grievances of the LlegaNord in Italy and what impact did it have on Italian politics?

19. Decolonization and Domestic Politics. What were the consequences of the decolonization ofAlgeria for domestic politics in France?

20. Euroscepticism. Define Euroscepticism and discuss its significance in British politics and the British party system.

21. Social Democracy and the Welfare State. Is there a distinctive social democratic model of thewelfare state? Describe its key features and its strengths and weaknesses.

22. Christian Democracy and Postwar Settlements. What is Christian Democracy and what was itscontribution to political stabilization after World War II in one of: West Germany, France orItaly?

23. The Endurance of Communism in Western Europe. How would you explain the longevity ofCommunist political parties in either France or Italy?

24. Political Devolution in Great Britain. Will Scotland separate from the United Kingdom? Whatare the forces driving the decision to hols a referendum on Scottish indepdence in 2014?y werelegislatures established in Wales and Scotland in the late 1990s?

25. De Gaulle and French Politics. What role did Charles de Gaulle play in the politics of theFourth and early Fifth Republics?

26. New Labour in Great Britain. How would you summarize the key differences between ‘(old)Labour’ and ‘new Labour’ in Great Britain and why do these differences matter?

Cyber Crimes

What are some of the laws which have specifically targeted online criminal behavior? Have they been employed effectively? Why or why not?

Identity theft and fraud can attract many different kinds of crimes. Discuss the crimes that are included in the text and list any more you can think of.

How are terrorist groups and organized crime groups similar in their modality and criminal operations?

What actions have the federal government taken to legislate online behavior? How have these mandates evolved over time?

Marketing, Technology, and the Law

Evaluate how effective the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been in protecting consumer privacy and targeting deceptive and unfair trade practices on the Internet. Support your opinion with specifics.

  • From the e-Activity, discuss your reaction to the public service announcement (PSA) in relation to the marketing of junk food to children, with a focus on why this PSA is appropriate or inappropriate. Explain your rationale.

Crime Scenes

Write a 3-5 page paper, including a title page and reference page, responding to the following questions:

  • Discuss the responsibilities of the first responding officer at the crime scene.
  • Describe the basics of processing a crime scene including the proper documentation and collection of collecting physical evidence.

Use materials from the text and/or any outside resources to support your response.

You may use the textbook as a source, along with personal interviews, research and scholarly academic journals, available through the Kaplan online library. Follow American Psychological Association (APA) format with proper citations and references.

Defining Social Justice

Social justice has been defined in different ways, but the definitions usually include similar ideologies. As you study the concept of social justice, you will come across some of the following ideas:

  • Historical inequities that affect current injustices should be corrected until the actual inequities no longer exist or have been perceptively “negated.”
  • Wealth, power, and status should be redistributed for the good of the individual, the community, and the society.
  • It is the responsibility of the government (or those who hold significant power) to ensure a basic quality of life for all its citizens.

From country to country social justice is defined in different ways, and the definitions usually include ideologies as well as differences. Research the definition of social justice in the United States using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select another country to examine its definition of social justice in order to analyze the ideologies and similarities using the following steps:

  1. Analyze the ideologies.
  2. Identify the similarities.
  3. Using your reasoning skills, give supporting statements or arguments that support your position(s) about the social justice.

Your comparing and contrasting must consider the following:

  • Historical values and ideologies of the country
  • Economic structure of the country
  • Discrimination issues, if any exist

Develop a 2–3-page analysis of the definitions of social justice in the U.S. and a country of your choice. Analyze the ideologies, identify their similarities, and explain how these factors support your statements or arguments about the social justice you’ve selected. Support your explanations with a minimum of two scholarly sources in addition to the course text and apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Assignment 4: The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism

In the United States, a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security among others have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism.

Use the Internet or Strayer library to research articles on the efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat digital crimes and digital terrorism, as well as the roles of such agencies in the future of the combat in question.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.
  2. Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Next, propose one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.
  3. Explain the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.
  4. Give your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Next, provide one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality references for this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe future trends in digital crime and terrorism.
  • Describe law enforcement roles and responses.
  • Explain the procedures in the investigation of computer-related crime.
  • Describe the technologies and processes involved in digital forensics.
  • Explain the ethical concerns that information technologies raise in society and the impact of information technologies on crime, terrorism, or war.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in information technology in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about information technology in criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style convention.

Theories of development

This week we have explored theories of development from Piaget and Erikson and how we continue through “stages” throughout our lifespan. As you reflect upon these theories of development, please answer the following in essay format.

Using a word processor, complete the following:

  • Choose the stage that has been the biggest challenge for you, thus far.
  • Explain what you have learned about a “future stage.” How will this information benefit you as you reach that stage?
  • Choose at least three specific goals you have set for yourself as you continue through your lifespan and how you will achieve those goals.
  • How has this course helped you determine those goals?

Reference

Nevid, J. S. (2013). Psychology: Concepts and applications (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

Legal Aspects of Safety and Health Paper

SCENARIO # 1: An Unannounced Inspection

The Situation: An OSHA inspector arrives at your worksite requesting to talk with you about an inspection based on the health and safety complaints of a worker. You are in your office and the OSHA inspector is at the reception office. You know this worker to be a highly disgruntled individual who is constantly questioning all aspects of his job and the work environment. The area he works in is currently undergoing a major renovation for a process change for the product in the line, but it is still trying to produce the older version of the product at a lower volume than before. Your area supervisor is a competent individual, but he or she is working under a lot of stress with the changeover; therefore, you are only 80% sure that the claims listed in the complaint are groundless and without merit. The worker is also heavily involved in an effort to unionize the plant employees. In addition, your plant manager is in another state at corporate headquarters for some important meetings.

The Questions: How would you act, what actions should you take, and what would you do? Should you challenge the validity of the OSHA inspector’s request or their right to enter the workplace? Or should you request a warrant to enter the workplace and thereby gain some time to make sure everything is in order back in the plant? Can you gain any time to check with your in-area safety supervisor first? Or should you immediately comply with the request for the inspection? Explain your answers.
SCENARIO # 2: Serious Near-Miss Crane Incident

The Situation: You are the EH&S professional at your company’s shipyard. You have just received a call from a production supervisor that there has been a very serious near miss accident out in the assembly area. Your company is manufacturing the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the US Navy. This new generation high speed, trimaran design warship has been designed to carry out a wide range of tactical, combat, and support operations in the near-shore (littoral) environment. The project is over budget and has received a considerable amount of criticism for it. Successful completion of the project at this phase will be a prime determinant in whether or not your company can secure the very lucrative follow-up contracts for more LCSs. Everyone in the shipyard feels the pressure to complete this project ASAP.
Apparently a very large 20-ton overhead crane had some cables snap and has partially collapsed while trying to hoist a large section of the vessel into place for its final welding operation. When you arrive on scene, you see the section wedged overhead between some support beams and walkways. About a dozen hourly workers are scattered about as they leaped to safety after hearing the cables snap. There are many bumps, bruises and scratches on the workers, but they all are able to be treated internally at your nurse’s office. In this initial assessment, there appears to be no need for or request on the part of the employees to go to any outside medical consultant or hospital emergency room.
Almost immediately, you can hear the men complaining that the first attempt to lift the unit did not work, and the production engineer has decided to “jury rig” some extra cables to lift the unit into place. In addition, one individual said that they were trying to hoist about 28-30 tons, and that was just too much for the old crane. Another offered that the cables themselves had not been changed out in a couple of years, and that was against OSHA regulations. Everyone said that they could hear the unit groan and screech before the cables snapped and the crane partially collapsed.

Before you walk off with the supervisors to inspect the damage, one of the workers offers the opinion that this is an “imminent danger” situation. About 30 minutes later, you are meeting with the engineers and supervisors on one of the overhead platforms continuing your inspection of the damage when a supervisor comes up and tells you that he has heard that an hourly employee has just called OSHA and told them of the situation and that they used the term “imminent danger” in their conversation.

The Questions: What are your most important concerns? What should you do next? What information is the most critical for you to have right away? What directions would you give to the supervisors and engineers? When should you inform your facility manager, and what should you tell him/her? Should you meet with the hourly employees? What will you discuss with them? How will you handle the OSHA inspector should one show up in the next few hours?

 

Instructions: For Scenario #1 AND #2, you are required to discuss a sequential Action Plan on your part that addresses all of the issues presented. Each scenario response must be at least 300 words in length. Your combined case study response must be at least three pages in length, not including the title and reference page. Your case study must be in APA format, including all references and in text citations.

Legal Aspects Article Critique

The Article Critique assignment for this course should include the following components:
 a brief introduction of the article,

 a statement on the legal aspects of the OS&H topic,

 an analysis of the key points in the article, and

 a summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions.
The article you select to critique should come from the journals and articles that are available in our CSU Online Library databases. The EBSCO Database (Business Source Complete) is the best source of journals for safety-related articles. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources using the “My Library” button located in the course menu.
The completed assignment should be a minimum of 2 pages to a maximum of 4 pages, and should be double-spaced. The critique should also be written following APA style guidelines.

Domestic and Global HR

Human resource professionals come from all walks of life. They may have backgrounds in business, industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, human resource management, or in some cases, an unrelated field. As professionals, we use our training and knowledge to develop our roles in the realm of human resources. This assignment allows you to reflect on the type of HR manager you are or would like to  be.

Evans, Pucik, & Bjorkman (2010) discuss the three faces of human resource management:

  • The builder, who gets the basic foundations in place and has administrative duties
  • The change partner, who facilitates organizational realignment as technologies, competition, and strategies change at the corporate level
  • The navigator, who steers through all the changes and anticipates changes before they happen

Assess yourself as an HR manager according to this framework. Reflect on your personal strengths and weakness in each of the three aspects. Give reasons and examples in support.

King Oedipus

‘In Greek tragedy, the disaster that engulfs the protagonist always follows from a tragic mistake or error in judgement.’ Discuss with close reference to King Oedipus.

Purchasing and Acquisitions Management

A 12-15 pages topical paper, (cover page, abstract, references and attachments not counted in 1215 page count) with citations. The subject of which is directly relevant to Purchasing and Acquisitions Management that clearly demonstrates a graduate level command of writing and critical thinking. Minimum of 8 scholarly references (WikiLeaks, Wikipedia and dictionaries are not scholarly references). Do not use your text as a resource for this objective. All topics must be preapproved by the instructor NLT end of week 3.

Economics research proposal

The paper must be a continuation and fall in-line with the PPOG 502 WK3 topic proposal.

You will prepare a 2,500–3,000-word Research Paper – Final that expounds on the content previously submitted in the Research Paper – Topic Proposal. (Be sure to take into account any previous feedback from the instructor.)

You must exhibit sound economic analysis as well as strong English and organizational skills in your work.

Use a minimum of 5–7 scholarly sources, cited in current Turabian format. You must also include an abstract. Be aware that while the abstract counts toward the word total, the References List does not.

EHR Software

Specifically, the paper should offer the following information and address these issues: Name of the product Uses of the product Integration with other information systems User friendliness of data entry and data retrieval Benefits of this particular software over similar types of software The implementation process you would use to implement the EHR Critically analyze your findings Other Content Suggestions: Terminology Philosophical views of the EHR Advantages Reduction of cost Improved quality of care Promote evidence-based medicine Record keeping and mobility Disadvantages Costs Time Governance, privacy, and legal issues Privacy concerns Legal issues Liability Legal interoperability Regulatory compliance Technical Issues Standards Open specifications Customization Long-term preservation and storage of records Synchronization of records E-health and tele-radiology Other Guidelines: Papers must be 12–15 pages in length, (this would be roughly one page per area included in the report), 12-point font, double-spaced, including a cover page, table of contents, introduction, and body of the report, summary or conclusion, and works cited. Even though this is not a scientific writing assignment and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least six authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page, titled Works Cited.

‘The Wars’ by Timothy Findley

‘The Wars’ by Timothy Findley must be read. Essay style will be provided in the first file. An essay planner must be filled, but its rough work so it shouldn’t be worked hard on. A rubric will be attached to show the requirements. Topics will be optional from options A-F. Should be 1000-1100 words. Plagiarism will be checked by the teacher. Aim for 80%-95%. Essay checklist will be given.

Hispanic Discrimination and Racism

Revision of Sections I, II, III, IV, and V 7 points Section VI:

Recommendations (5 pages)

a. Description

b. Rationale (must make sense within theoretical framework stated in Section III)

c. Implementation

d. Evaluation 8 points

Section VII: Appendices 5 points Paper demonstrates critical thinking skills, is well- written, free from grammatical errors, reads fluently, utilizes APA guidelines from the 6th edition 2nd printing and synthesizes peer-reviewed articles, and includes complete references. 10 points

Discussion 1: Employee Well-being

  • Analyze the hazards, threats, and physical environment of your current (or anticipated) place of employment, and determine the best way to address those threats. Please give specific examples where possible.
  • Considering the same work environment, determine the impact OSHA has had in limiting the hazards and threats in your physical environment.
Visit the OSHA Web site at www.osha.gov to determine OSHA’s role in making the workplace safer. Be prepared to discuss.

The deviations that Henry Miller makes in his book “the colossus of maroussi” and traditional 19th century travelers

The thesis for this paper is as follows: Henry Miller is different than 19th century travelers in his views and stereotypes with regard to modern Greeks. She would like the paper structured as follows: P1) History of stereotypes: -Byronic/Philhellenic -Hellenism/association between treatment of monuments and people. P2) deviation in politics P3) deviation in the modern vs. the “ancient” Greek people P4) deviation in the sexualization of women. P5) deviation in the concepts of what earthly paradise is P6) deviations in the concept of “Orientalism” The instructor has written a paper about this subject and during a meeting with her it sounds as if she would like the paper to be similar to hers. the following is the weebiste where her paper can be found: http://www.academia.edu/5922781/Klapaki_N._2014_The_Journey_to_Greece_in_the_American_and_the_Greek_Modernist_Literary_Imagination_Henry_Miller_and_George_Seferis_in_Gabriel_R._Ricci_ed._Culture_and_Civilization_Volume_6_Travel_Discovery_Transformation_New_Brunswick_Transaction_Publishers_58-79

The Founding and the Constitution

Students will write an essay, 500-750 words in length, on a topic selected from the list below. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept, and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing a 500-750 word essay on one of the provided topics (see below), as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the essay. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Papers not formatted properly will not receive a passing grade. As the authors explain in Chapter 2, “The Founding and the Constitution,” the Constitution can be changed by formal, as well as informal, means. Complete the following assignment: Describe the formal amendment process, as put forth in Article V of the Constitution and explain why the founders chose those rules for formally amending the Constitution. Provide an explanation of the informal process of amending the Constitution. Define “loose construction” and “strict construction” methods of constitutional interpretation, and describe how each perspective aligns with formal versus informal methods of change. Explain whether you favor a method of loose construction or strict construction of the Constitution. Identify what you view as the benefits of your perspective.

SEC Structure

Using the information available at the SEC’s website or any other authoritative source, describe how the SEC is structured. – double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and discipline-appropriate citations

What is Islam?

Islam is a highly controversial and sensitive issue in today’s world, and there are many misconceptions about its beliefs, values, and goals. For example, many Americans believe that most Muslims live in the Middle East, while in reality Indonesia has many more people of the Islamic faith. What this means is that Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, is practiced in many different cultures, and it both shapes and is shaped by those cultures. For this assignment, research the teachings of Islam and how they are interpreted and or practiced in different countries and cultures, including the United States, Great Britain, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Additionally, how is it contrasted with Christianity and Judaism? How do these understandings impact the ways that Muslims and non-Muslims interact and communicate with one another?

Understanding the Power Structure in an Organization

 

If you can, obtain an organizational chart for your department in your company. (Your manager or HR department should be able to help you with this.) Understanding how your department or company is organized will help you understand this assignment.

You do not need to submit your org chart, but feel free to include it for Part 2.

Formal Communication Structures

  1. Complete Exercise 8 from Chapter One of Foundations of Business Communications, found on page 28. (The document is in your readings section and was part of this week’s reading material.) You will be analyzing the power structure in this organization. Submit your answers as part of this assignment.
  2. Write a 1-2 paragraph description of the communication at your company, or if you are not working, an organization or company you are familiar with. Is it a formal or informal system? Why is it important to understand the power structure for communication purposes in an organization?

    Informal Communication Systems
     
  3. Consider the concepts presented in the second Cultivate video. Who were the people who helped you get to where you are in your career? What kinds of things did they do to help you? Who are your Allies today? Are you an ally for someone to help them progress in their career?
  4. Reflect on this week’s material on power and communication, and the informal structure of the relationship ecosystem covered in Cultivate. Share some insights applicable to your current situation or discoveries you made as you completed this assignment.

USE OF DRONES

 

What is your opinion on this? Should  America continue to use drones?  Are we in fact becoming terrorist by using drones? This paper should be no less than 500 words in APA format. Find an online article and cite

Homework help

Looking at a work of art such as the Taj Mahal, which is the world’s most recognized building, how does not knowing the story or context for its construction shape our perception of this as a master work of art?  How does your perception change of this structure once you know the story and reasons for its construction?

balanced scorecard

Create a balanced scorecard for a specific unit of your organization or of an organization of your choice and then write a paper of 10-to-15 pages in length discussing your balanced scorecard. Giving your reasoning for the selections and decisions you made.

In writing your paper, identify the strategic objectives of the entire organization and the secondary objectives for your unit. Then develop three specific objectives within each of the four perspectives for the unit. Each objective should have at least one quantified target metric associated with it. For each metric discuss the appropriate target value and the actions that need to be taken to achieve the target.

The Balanced Scorecard can certainly be applied to the Military or to non-profit organizations but it really works best with for-profit organizations. There is no need for you or anyone else to use your own organization for this exercise. Some students may be bound by confidentiality agreements and CANNOT even use their own companies while others find it somewhat difficult to apply the Balanced Scorecard to their own organization.

Please feel free to use any company with which you are familiar, either as a stockholder, as a former employee or just because you are interested in the company. My aim is to see HOW you apply the Balanced Scorecard and I don’t need to know the particular details of anyone’s organization, if it is difficult for you to apply it or to reveal information. Also, please feel free to be creative when you do not have access to data or are bound by confidentiality agreements not to reveal information. Our aim is to see how well you can use the balanced scorecard not to find out authentic information about companies.

Genetics-focused writing task

The genetic disease that my writing task will be on is:

Hereditary Haemochromatosis

The writing task questions relating to this genetic disease are listed in the attached document.

Please note that this is a second-year university level assignment (NOT high school/college), and the quality of the assignment should be written as such.

WORD LIMIT

The assignment is 800 words +/- 10%. The word count does not include the questions, title, name or the reference list. The word count does include in-text citations. Figures, graphs and/or tables are not required for this assignment, as it is a writing task and not a lab report. As such, if you choose to include them the contents will count towards the word limit.

CITATIONS/REFERENCING STYLE

All references and citations should use the CSIRO-style referencing system. PLEASE let me know if you need clarification re this style of referencing, as it is extremely important. The referencing style CANNOT be wrong.

Twitter Analysis

Describe the owner(s) of the website. Describe the mission and purpose of the website. Describe the evolutionary changes and history of the website. Describe the demographics of the website’s users and how the site is used. Describe how (if any) income is generated for the website’s owner(s). Describe the current and possible user business activities for the website.

Assignment 3: Case Study—Merger and Acquisition

Throughout this course, you will review scenarios involving Company A, which has been acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. The average age of its workforce is 57 and it is comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85% male. Company B was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California. The average age of its workforce is 35 and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These two companies have been staunch competitors in the marketplace for several years and the employees of Company A are resentful of integrating with their former rival. There are many strategic and ethical challenges involved in this acquisition. A few of the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

  • Managing the Communication and Information Sharing:
    • The company wants to keep employees informed of how the acquisition will impact them.
    • The company wants to be sure that they provide enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much that the employees feel overwhelmed.
    • The company wants to be sure that the timing of the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two organizations.
  • Managing the Consolidation and Changes:
    • There is no doubt that there will be layoffs as a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for the acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the existing employees.
    • The company wants to make the decisions about who to layoff in the fairest way possible.
    • The company wants to try and limit exposure to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.
  • Managing the Relocations of Some the Employees:
    • Another impact of acquisitions is that employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in the newly formed organization.
    • The company wants to manage the expenses and potential disruption with the relocations.
    • The company wants to assess relocations verses hiring new employees locally.

Let us look at the role and responsibilities of HR managers regarding managing the company’s goals related to the recent acquisition.

Instructions:

You have a wide variety of employees encompassing different ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds represented in these two companies. As a Strategic HR Director, your goal is to create a workforce that will effectively move the newly formed company forward.

Now, address the following issues:

  • Identify all of the information you would need to effectively manage the three goals above.
  • Identify the challenges and potential issues related to implementing the three goals above.
  • Develop recommendations for strategies to address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals.

Write a five-to-seven-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Charlotte Beer Case Study

What is Beers trying to accomplish as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide?

Did Beers and her team “get the vision right”? Explain your answer.

What is your assessment of the process Beers and her team went through to create the vision? Explain your answer.

Did Beers and her team effectively “communicate for buy-in”? Explain your answer.

 

The rubric is attached along with the case study. Please follow it.

APA format

2-4 pages, cover sheet and reference page

12 pt font Times New Roman

ethnicity-based jury nullification

Write a 1,050- word paper in which you address the following:

  • Explain whether ethnicity influences courtroom proceedings and judicial practices.
  • Summarize the arguments for and against ethnicity-based jury nullification.
  • Include contemporary examples of ethnicity-based jury nullification.
  • Conclude by choosing a position for or against ethnicity-based jury nullification and defend your decision

The Stanford Prison

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Conformity and Obedience

The Stanford Prison Experiments were some of the most famous studies on conformity and obedience in modern history. Go to this link to learn more about these experiments.

Part 1

Answer the following questions:

  • Some of the prison guards in this experiment exhibited cruel and violent behaviors. According to participants, this behavior was very different from their typical behavior. How would you explain this phenomenon?
  • Do you think that anyone participating in this experiment would have handled this situation in a fashion similar to those who participated? Explain your answer.
  • In your opinion, did Zimbardo’s work on this experiment contribute to a deeper understanding of society? Explain your answer.

Part 2

Review the American Sociological Association’s (ASA’s) Code of Ethics regarding the following research ethics topics:

  1. Professional Competence
  2. Integrity
  3. Professional and Scientific Responsibility
  4. Respect for People’s Rights, Dignity, and Diversity
  5. Social Responsibility

Answer the following questions:

  • Was the Stanford Prison Experiment “ethical” according to the ASA’s Code of Ethics?
  • Was the controversy worth the findings that this study revealed?

Part 3

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

References

 Zimbardo, P. H. (2014). Stanford Prison Experiment. Retrieved from: http://www.prisonexp.org/

American Sociological Association. (n.d.). ASA code of ethics. Retrieved from http://www.asanet.org/about/ethics.cfm

BOND VALUATION

Clifford Clark is a recent retiree who is interested in investing some of his savings in corporate bonds. His financial planner has suggested the following bonds:

Bond A has a 7% annual coupon, matures in 12 years, and has a $1,000 face value.

Bond B has a 9% annual coupon, matures in 12 years, and has a $1,000 face value.

Bond C has an 11% annual coupon, matures in 12 years, and has a $1,000 face value.

Each bond has a yield to maturity of 9%.

a. Before calculating the prices of the bonds, indicate whether each bond is trading at a premium, at a discount, or at par.

b. Calculate the price of each of the three bonds.

c. Calculate the current yield for each of the three bonds.

d. If the yield to maturity for each bond remains at 9%, what will be the price of each bond 1 year from now? What is the expected capital gains yield for each bond? What is the expected total return for each bond?

e. Mr. Clark is considering another bond, Bond D. It has an 8% semiannual coupon and a

$1,000 face value (i.e., it pays a $40 coupon every 6 months). Bond D is scheduled to mature in 9 years and has a price of $1,150. It is also callable in 5 years at a call price of $1,040.

(1) What is the bond’s nominal yield to maturity?

(2) What is the bond’s nominal yield to call?

(3) If Mr. Clark were to purchase this bond, would he be more likely to receive the yield to maturity or yield to call? Explain your answer.

f. Explain briefly the difference between interest rate (or price) risk and reinvestment rate risk. Which of the following bonds has the most interest rate risk?

A 5-year bond with a 9% annual coupon

A 5-year bond with a zero coupon

A 10-year bond with a 9% annual coupon

A 10-year bond with a zero coupon

g. Only do this part if you are using a spreadsheet. Calculate the price of each bond (A, B, and C) at the end of each year until maturity, assuming interest rates remain constant.

Create a graph showing the time path of each bond’s value similar to Figure 7-2.

(1) What is the expected interest yield for each bond in each year?

(2) What is the expected capital gains yield for each bond in each year?

(3) What is the total return for each bond in each year?

Sociology Assignment

Question 1
Examine the challenges related to the evolution of formal organizations. How does the changing nature of work benefit (or hinder) the employee?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Question 2
Describe four benefits of the “McDonaldization” of society. Provide three examples (that are not in the textbook) of how this has benefited our society as a whole.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Question 3
According to Macionis (2011), socialization is the process by which people learn culture and develop their human potential. How do you believe social isolation hinders the development of an individual’s human potential?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Question 4
Identify each stage of Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development. Determine which stage you currently fall into and why. If you do not think you fall into any, then theorize. Briefly explain yourself.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Question 5
What stages of Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development do you believe are most affected by social isolation? Explain your reasoning.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Question 6
How do you think Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development could affect how someone constructs reality? For example, in Stage 4: Preadolescence, if a child fears that he/she does not measure up, it could affect how he/she views his/her world. (Look at the social construction of reality as a reference.)
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Airvalue Airways Strategic Planning

Airvalue Airways is a regional carrier whose strategy is to expand gradually as they can identify routes that offer an attractive return on the investment necessary to support successful coverage of the route. As part of this expansion, the company is planning to buy a new plane in the upcoming fiscal year. The purchasing department has narrowed the choice down to two models. One is the A220 which is manufactured in Europe. The other plane is the G435 which is built in the United States. The two aircraft have similar profiles. However, the locally-built G435 is significantly more expensive to purchase.
The A220 has an expected life of 5 years, will cost $90 million and its use will produce net operating cash inflows of $30 million per year. The G435 has a life of 10 years, will cost $128 million, and its use will produce net operating cash inflows of $25 million per year. Airvalue plans to serve the route for 10 years. When they need to purchase a new A220 at the end of five years, the cost will be $115 million net after allowing for salvage value of the used plane. Net operating cash inflows will remain at $30 million throughout the second five years. At the end of 10 years, salvage value of the G435 and of the second A220 are expected to be about the same at approximately $500,000 each.
As the company’s CFO you are to provide the financial analysis that will be considered by the strategic planning executive committee during evaluation of this expansion alternative. Your plan is to use a capital budgeting approach to the analysis in order to best assure that the decision will result in maximization of wealth for the company’s stockholders. You also want to convert the entire committee to the concept that capital budgeting should be used as the main tool for the financial analysis of capital expenditure alternatives.
The company uses the historical difference in returns between the S&P 500 and the Treasury bond rates of 7% as their estimated market risk premium. The current yield to maturity on a 10-year Treasury bond is 6.2%. Airvalue Airways’ common-stock equity beta is estimated as 1.40.
Airvalue’s capital structure is 58% common stock, 32% preferred stock and 10% long-term debt. An 8.8% after tax cost of debt has been determined and the cost of preferred stock is 12%.
Your task is to:
1. Describe for other members of the strategic planning committee the role that capital budgeting should play in corporate strategic management.
2. Explain why the NPV and IRR capital budgeting tools are superior to the accounting rate of return and simple payback techniques for determining the attractiveness of capital investment opportunities.
3. Use the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to identify the cost of common stock.
4. Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for the firm’s existing capital structure.
5. Calculate the net present value (NPV) for each plane model using the company’s WACC as the hurdle rate.
6. Recommend which plane should be purchased and justify your recommendation.
7. Discuss the need to manage implementation of the project so that the higher returns can be realized. Include the strategic management keys to protecting the project from competitive forces that would erode the earning power of the project and jeopardize realization of the projected rate of return on the investment.
To complete this assignment, you must submit a 6 page paper that addresses the seven elements of the task as listed above and exhibits your calculations of the cost of common stock, the weighted average cost of capital, and the NPV for each plane along with an explanation of the calculations.
The paper must be submitted as a Word document and it must follow APA style guidelines.
By Monday, August 17, 2015, deliver your assignment to the Dropbox.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Described the role that capital budgeting should play in corporate strategic management. 32
Explained why NPV and IRR are superior to the accounting rate of return and simple payback techniques for determining the attractiveness of capital investment opportunities. 28
Calculated the cost of common stock using the Capital Asset Pricing Model. 28
Calculated the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for the firm’s existing capital structure. 28
Calculated the net present value (NPV) for each plane using the company’s WACC as the hurdle rate. 36
Explained all calculations. 28
Recommended which plane should be purchased and justified the recommendation. 32
Described the need to manage implementation of the project and the strategic management keys to the realization of the projected rate of return on investment. 28
Written Components:
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style 60
Total: 300

World Cultures Assignment

Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.

Topic Choices

  • There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated.
  • No one can say for certain what happened to the great urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization.
  • Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18) years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?.
  • Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of Minoan Civilization’s decline?
  • Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?
  • The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret burial place?
  • Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:

  1. Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
  2. After summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.
  3. Use at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as the minimum) Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

 Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA style format. Both in-text citations and a References list are required. Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
  • Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
  • Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
  • Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

Import-Substitution Industrialization and Neoliberalism

The policies of both Import-Substitution Industrialization and Neoliberalism strongly influenced the urban geography of Latin America, but in profoundly different ways.  First, differentiate between the two policies and then compare and contrast their effects on urban areas, including the distribution of cities as well as what is occurring within cities. Be sure to include ALL of the following terms/concepts in your answer: urban growth, overurbanization, urban primacy, informal sector (housing and employment), squatter settlements/favelas, privatization, gender and secondary cities.  When using these terms, be sure they are put in bold. If not, points will be deducted.

World Geography

Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Discuss South Africa’s apartheid policy of 1948.  How was it initiated?  Provide historical information of the time from the passing of this policy until gaining independence in 1979.

Assignment 1: Essay – Exploring Ancient Mysteries

Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.

Topic Choices

There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated.

No one can say for certain what happened to the great urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization.

Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18) years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?.

Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of Minoan Civilization’s decline?

Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?

The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret burial place?

Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:

Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.

After summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.

Use at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as the minimum) Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA style format. Both in-text citations and a References list are required. Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.

Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.

Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.

Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance

Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.

Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

The Historical Dispersion of a Popular Agriculturally Grown Food Product

Select one agriculturally grown food that interests you, such as a popular food item, a specific agricultural product, a cultural food staple, or a type of food.

Trace the history, development, global discovery, and diffusion of your selected food item into popular culture in a presentation.

Create or locate a map that illustrates the spatial distribution of your selected food product. This will be either a global or national map depending on:

  1. Where the food has dispersed and spread over time or within a specific time frame.
  2. Who was affected by the dispersion of this food and what human dispersion it may have caused.

Answer the following in your presentation:

  • Where did your selected food item originate? Was it a part of the original locations’ cultural practices? What cultures is the food popular in today? Are there multiple language names for this popular food?
  • Where did it spread and why? Discuss if the historical spread of this food is related to colonialism, trade practices, and/or the slave trade. Did groups of people migrate voluntarily or involuntarily due to the dispersion of this food?
  • How did it spread? What types of transportation were/are involved?
  • What are the commonalities of the geographic locations to which it spread? What are the commonalities of the cultures to which it spread?
  • Are any historical, cultural, ethnic, or religious events associated with this food?
  • How is it used today?

Submit your assignment in one of the following formats consistent with APA guidelines:

  • A concise 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with cited speaker notes and references in APA. Concise bullets must be on the slides along with cited notes if needed (in the Notes section below the slides). Be sure to spellcheck and edit your presentation, and ensure there are no issues with plagiarism.
  • For other possibilities, please discuss with your facilitators.

Fine Art assignment

A photograph of a sculpture taken needs to be  in your community.(South Louisiana) If you are unable to photograph a local sculpture, please locate one of interest using the Internet. Please provide the title, author, and location of the sculpture.

If you took a photograph of a local sculpture, please paste the image in a Word document along with your written essay. If selecting a sculpture from the Internet, please provide the citation and reference of that sculpture.

Respond to the following questions in your essay:

 Why is the sculpture there?  What (or whom) does it represent?  What was the source of the funding for the sculpture placement?  How do people feel about the work and where it is located?

Include outside research as part of your explanation. The research can include local newspapers, brochures, or any other sources you feel appropriate.

The essay must be at least two pages in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced

Geography homework help

Volcanoes are generally not preserved in the geologic rock record as they are usually eroded away. However, the various materials erupted from volcanoes are often found preserved in the rock record. From what you have learned about the different types of volcanoes, how could you infer what type of volcano erupted in a given area based on the type of volcanic deposits now found as layers of rock? Give specific examples, and briefly discuss how some materials may be linked to different types of volcanoes.

Why is the developing world – most of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia poor?

However simplistic, unfair, and wrong it may be to divide the world into the rich and the poor, it would be just as unreasonable to deny the stark differences between what we call the “ first world” and what we call the “third world”. Why is the developing world – most of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia poor? Your answers should incorporate some of the themes from the following: (Choose the most relevant based on course lectures and text readings) and focus on why these factors influence poverty.

Give examples of some countries relevant in addressing this important question. • Topography • Natural resources• Relative location• Climate• Population • Political system • Economic system • Colonial history • Culture Global trade Research and comment meaningfully on five (5) of these and suggest, which, are more important than others with justifications. Use concrete examples as much as possible. You are encouraged to use as many academic sources as possible. Write a minimum of 1-2 pages and do not forget to include your sources in MLA format

Origins of NUMMI

The Fremont plant of General Motors opened in 1965, and after experiencing nearly decades of labour-management conflict, closed in 1982. At the time of its closing, over 6000 workers lost their jobs and nearly an equal number of grievances remained unresolved. Soon after the closing, two forces set in motion events that would lead to a reopening of the plant with very different management philosophies and practices. GM needed to build a compact car for its product line to compete with the popularity of smaller imports, and management wanted to study the production methods of Japanese auto makers. Toyota needed to manufacture automobiles closer to its major offshore markets and wondered how well its highly efficient Toyota Production System would transfer to American workers and suppliers. What emerged from these two independent management motives was an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to build both GM and Toyota vehicles in the Fremont plants. A separate corporate entity was formed, New United Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI – pronounce “new me”), and the plant was reopened in 1984 with a decidedly different approach to management. The UAW Labor Contract. For starters, the new management team negotiated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union a unique contract. While former plant employees would be given first chance at the new jobs, former seniority rights were abandoned. Management focused on a new ideology that targeted building the highest quality vehicles at the lowest possible costs. Workers would be involved in deciding work standards, job allocations and layout, training, job rotation, and other work elements. The dozens of former specialised job classifications were abandoned. Only two classifications are used at NUMMI for hourly workers – skilled trade and nonskilled. Within each classification workers are piad the same hourly rate with only a modest difference between the two classifications. A small 60 cents per hour premium is paid to team leaders who guide the planning and work of four to five people. Even professional people recruited to the firm, such as engineers, occupy their first several weeks on the job working on the line. This helps inculcate in them an appreciation for the tedious and stressful pressures workers face on the line. A no-strike, no-layoff agreement was part of the contract, a form of job security. Gary Convius, NUMMI’s senior vice president until he was promoted to head up North American operations in 2000, believes the contract provision “buys the hearts of people.” Flexibility prevails instead of the confrontational enforcement of rules. 2 Management Philosophy and System. When Convis was recruited into his original position as general manager of the plant, he was advised by a Toyota executive, “Manage as if you had no power.” The advice was to forget the command-and-control legacy of Detroit and strive instead of treat people dignity, to seek consensus in making decisions that directly affect people at work. The NUMMI system emphasises human relations, empowerment, and shared responsibility. To emphasise management’s philosophy of mutual trust and respect, several key practices form the cornerstones of management-worker relations: • There are no time clocks, only self-report time sheets. • An Andon system gives every line employee the right and responsibility to shut down his or her section of the production line to resolve any quality or operating problems. • A no-fault attendance system does not question an employee’s reasons for absence, and no external documentations (e.g., physician’s note) is required. However, if people are absent more than the “norm” there are specific steps up to termination that occur. Every effort is made to help people overcome personal problems that might be causing attendance issues. • An open office environment where no one sits behind a walled-in office. Even Convis, as the senior line manager, had his desk in an open arena with 80 other people. To further promote a sense of equity, managers and hourly employees east at the same cafeteria and voluntarily wear the same uniforms provide at company expense. Bonuses are awarded to all employees based on quality, safety and productivity improvements, with the belief that employees should benefit from performance directly related to production objectives. Convis always wanted employees to “do more than just complete your job and then go home.” He advocates that employees “Work like your name is on the plant.” Such treatment seems to get desirable results. For example, if the robot that installs car seats breaks down, a team of mechanics put some of their people on the job to manually install seats while others work to solve the problem. Setbacks and Successes. NUMMI hasn’t been without its problems. Its business only to produce vehicles to specifications and orders generated by Chevrolet and Toyota. By 1995 it was producing over 350,000 vehicles per year. But at an earlier stage its output was erratic. From an output of 205,000 vehicles in 1986 (its second year), it slipped to 187,000 the next year and on down to 128,000 before recovering. At its nadir, NUMMI employed 400 more people than it needed. But true to its no-layoff contract, it engaged people in training and maintenance while keeping them on the payroll. Such treatment of employees seems strengthen employee performance. In 1994 NUMMI won the J.D. Powers “Silver Plant Award” (2nd place) and in 1995 won the J.D. Powers “Bronze Plant Award” (3rd place) out of 64 North American 3 behicle assembly plants. NUMMI’s Geo Prism has received the J.D. Powers highest quality rating of any North American-produced vehicle. NUMMI management works to include employees in its suggestion and cost management systems programs. As the result of several suggestions, the amount of water used to produce one automobile declined from 1,000 gallons to 680. Teams even have responsibility for planning how to increase line speed. Currently completed automobiles roll off the end of the line at the rate of one every 58 second, and pick-up trucks at the rate of 92 seconds per completed vehicle. People are formally recognised for their ideas and dedication, whether improving quality, safety, attendance, or production. (Source: Cook, C. W. & Hunsaker, P. L 2001, Management and Organizational Behavior (3rd Edition), McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 266). Students are required to address both of the following questions in the their essay:

Questions 1 Using three motivation theories/frameworks covered in this course, discuss what are the lessons to be learned about motivation from the practices of NUMMI?

Question 2 What would you advise NUMMI management to stop doing, start doing, or do better?

Intext citation and harvard referencing needed.

2000 words

Stages of Grief Paper

Details:
Write a 750-1,000 word paper analyzing Woterstorff’s reflections in Lament For a Son. In addition, address Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief, as they are expressed throughout Lament for a Son, and respond to the following questions:

How does Wolterstorff find joy after his loss?
What is the meaning and significance of death in light of the Christian narrative?
How does the hope of the resurrection play a role in comforting Wolterstorff?
Include three sources including the textbooks, bible and other reliable/academic sources.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.

The Effect of the Death Penalty

Polls show that roughly two-thirds of Americans support the death penalty; however, the recent trend has seen a slowdown in the number of executions. In 1999, there were 98 executions in the United States, but only 46 executions in 2010. While 34 states and the federal government allow capital punishment, only 12 states actually carried out an execution in 2010 (Dieter, 2011).

Tasks:

In this assignment, you will discuss the death penalty in your own state. Write a 2- to 3-page paper discussing the following questions:

  • Does your home state allow the death penalty? If so, please give some examples of aggravating and mitigating factors that your state recognizes. If your state does not allow the death penalty, discuss the history of the death penalty in your state and what the state offers in the alternative.
  • Describe whether your state’s policy has had any impact on crime. Include in your discussion the crime rates in comparison to the number of executions. Do you agree or disagree with your state’s policy regarding the death penalty?
  • Speculate on what you think the future holds for the death penalty in the United States. Consider the recent Supreme Court’s decisions, the groups calling for the end of capital punishment, the cost of executions, and any other factors that may influence the future. Explain your conclusions.

Reference:

Dieter, R. (2011). The death penalty in 2011: Year end report. Retrieved from

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/2011__Year__End.pdf

Economics Assignment

The essay should be presented in the following format.

Sections

Introduction

• Provide an overview of the chosen economy

Production output performance analysis

  • Real GDP, Real GDP growth rate, Real GDP per capita analysis
  • Define and explain how each indicator above measures performance of the

    economy

  • Describe and explain performance trends of the economy
  • Research and explain Government’s measures adopted to achieve the

    production output performance

Labour market analysis

  • Describe unemployment trends based on unemployment rates
  • Define unemployment and describe the typical types of unemployment in an

    economy

  • Research and identify the types of unemployment in the chosen economy
  • Research and explain Government’s measures adopted to achieve full

    employment

Price level analysis

  • Describe the inflation trend based on inflation rate
  • Define inflation and describe the typical causes of inflation
  • Research and identify the cause(s) of inflation in the chosen economy
  • Research and explain Government’s measures to achieve stable price

Conclusion

• Summary of key highlights of the discussion

Working individually, conduct research on the economic performance of ONE (1) country over the last ten years, from 2004 to 2013, applying the macroeconomic indicators of real GDP, real GDP growth rate, real GDP per capita , unemployment rate and inflation rate to argue whether you think the performance to be strong or weak.

Discuss the performance of the economy over those ten years and provide evidence and explanations for the economic performance such as a high unemployment rate, high inflation rate and/or steady, long-term economic growth. Where appropriate, you should also explain how the policies of the government aim to achieve full employment, stable price and/or economic growth.

More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion and in-depth analysis. The essay shall be about 2,000 words (+/- 10%).

2.0) RELEVANT MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Describe and evaluate a range of current economic issues and problems.
  2. Develop and communicate economic arguments in a variety of forms.

E. Evaluate the performance of the national economy.

  1. Discuss and explain the economic problems of unemployment and inflation.
  2. Identify and apply fiscal policy to achieve macroeconomic stability.

2.1) EMBEDDED SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • The ability to relate research findings to concepts learned in the module.
  • The ability to conduct research.
  • The ability to analyse data and information.
  • The ability to think and read critically

 

All sources referred to in your essay, including any diagrams, must be referenced to in-text and be included in a full reference list at the end of the assignment, according to the APA system of referencing. Use the following Kaplan resource to assist you to do this accurately and consistently:

All KAPLAN Higher Education Diploma and Diploma Bridging modules use the APA referencing and citation format. Please make yourself familiar with this style at the beginning of your studies so you are able to use it to keep track of source material during research.

COMPULSORY GUIDE TO READ AND APPLY IN ALL ACADEMIC WRITING: KAPLAN Academic Works and APA Guide: Follow this link to download and save-

http://kaplan- diploma.s3.amazonaws.com/Kaplan_Singapore_Academic_Works_and_A PA_Guide_2013_v2.pdf

The reference above will supply the Assignment Style rules followed in Kaplan. In short, the main things to apply are as follows:
1. Write your name clearly on the cover page using the Lecturer’s Comment Form
2. Your assignment should be type-written.

3. Spacing 1.5 with font size 12 using Arial font style.
4. Include page no.
5. Include a Reference Page at the end of your assignment.

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Law homework help

Having successfully completed law school, you are now a second-year defense attorney with the state. You have been entrusted with the task of defending Abby, who has been charged with illegal farming of marijuana with intent to sell and illegal possession of firearms. Abby has never been charged with a crime before. The firearms possession charge is a misdemeanor in your state (KANSAS), and the marijuana charge is a felony. During the course of review of the case, you have been provided with the following information:

  • The police report filed by Officer Edward, which contains all the information regarding the events leading up to the arrest of your client. The report also includes the observations of Edward’s former partner (who has since been promoted to detective).
  • A search warrant for the home and subsequent documentation mentioning that drug paraphernalia and marijuana were found in the front room of the house. The documentation also mentions that a shotgun was found, bearing your client’s and her boyfriend’s fingerprints, under the couch in the same room.
  • A copy of a statement by your client but not signed by her, which appears to be a confession that she made in the car on the way to the police station. In the statement, she claimed that she just needed to sell a little more marijuana to raise an additional $1,500 so she would have $10,000 to bail her boyfriend, Bobby, out of jail.

In addition, twenty marijuana plants were found in the basement of the house, along with $8,500 in cash and a receipt book filled with Abby’s handwriting.

When you interview your client, she states that she barely recalls that evening, because she was completely drunk at the time the police showed up. She tells you that she doesn’t even remember being in the police car and has no idea that she was told her rights, because she didn’t sober up until the following morning.

She denies any knowledge of the marijuana plants in the basement of the house but states that the other marijuana on the table was just there for a party she and Bobby were going to have later that night. She also tells you that she is about four months pregnant with Bobby’s child. You have Abby’s trial starting the next morning.

Utilizing APA guidelines, citing your sources in text, and creating a corresponding reference page, cite relevant case law and specific information from external sources, present a 6- to 8-page research paper to illustrate how you would defend your client. Please address the following issues specifically in your paper:

  • Can any of the evidence found in your client’s home be suppressed? If so, why and on what grounds?
  • Can any of the statements uttered by your client at the crime scene or in the patrol car be used against her? Can any of them be suppressed? Why?
  • Can the state meet its burden of proof in this case? If not, why not? What can you argue to defend your client on the basis of the evidence listed in the case?
  • Can your client’s best interest be served by engaging in trial? Or would it be better for her in the long run to make a plea. If so, what might your request be to the prosecuting attorney for a plea deal?
  • Assuming your client is found guilty on felony charges stemming from the marijuana possession, what argument might you make to the judge and the jury regarding sentencing? What constitutional amendment supports your theory and why?

Health Promotion and Wellness

Global Warming: A Major Concern

According to World Health Organization (WHO), global warming is the primary issues for concern. Noise pollution, overcrowding, traffic jams are some factors that have led to this problem. Lack of privacy is another factor in the modern times that is impacting people in ways that haven’t been examined yet. We also see a wide variance in weather patterns, such as severe hurricanes and drought conditions in the U.S.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (n.d.). Climate change. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/topics/climate/en/

Based on your understanding of the topic, create a report in a Microsoft Word document answering the following questions:

  • Examine one weather condition over the past two years in the U.S. which drastically affected the population. How can the community better prepare their families for such severe conditions?
  • Do you agree with the statement that countries should be held accountable for their contribution to climate change? Why or why not?
  • List some of the issues that might occur as the world’s population increases? Factor in water, food, and hazardous waste into your comments. Suggest ideas to address or avoid these issues.

According to the CDC website, violence is attributed for approximately fifty thousand deaths each year and results in over 2.5 million injuries. Homicide and suicide are the second and third leading causes of death, respectively, among US population aged fifteen to thirty four years.

Hospital emergency departments treat an average of fifty five people for injuries every minute. The worst after effect of the sudden population explosion across the globe is the rise in violence.

  • How have violent injuries affected a community? What steps have communities taken to decrease overall violent crimes?
  • What steps can the federal or state governments take to help support communities affected from random or consistent violent acts?
  • What can parents do in their homes to help educate children about risks and preventative accidents to help keep them safe? What role should parents take to reduce family violence?
  • How can health promotion and wellness programs play a significant role to reduce individual or gang violence?
  • How can schools and work environments increase safety measures against violent individuals or gangs entering their establishments?
  • What roles should parents, neighbors, friends, health care personnel, and the community take when they observe someone who may exhibit unusual behavior or comments to help prevent potential violence? What agencies or resources are available to help communities cope and help their members seek help or assistance?

Globalization of Crime Research Paper

Deliverable Length: 10 pages (not counting cover and reference pages)

  • Select a contemporary topic in globalization of crime
  • Utilizing the journal article plus three other sources, write a ten (10) page, APA formatted research paper. Your topic needs to be approved by the instructor.
  • The cover and reference pages do NOT count toward the ten (10) page assignment
  • Include a cover page, and reference page
  • An abstract is NOT required in this paper
  • Begin the paper with an introduction to the issue
  • Assess the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice policies in response to your topic. What impact does your issue have on organizational management? 

Congress & the Presidency

Each question should be at least 250 – 300 words in length for each question. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Due, August 17, 2015

1. Based on this week’s readings, explain the root causes of Johnson’s conflict with Congress. Why did Congress believe it had the right to impeach Johnson? In your view, and based on your understanding of presidential and congressional powers, was Congress right to impeach Johnson?

2. Very briefly summarize the basis of the landmark Marbury v. Madison case. In your view, did the court make the right decision with regard to the right to remove power? Why or why not?

Assignment – Job Performance

Throughout history, different presidents are viewed as having done a good job while in office, and others are seen as not having been so effective.  Your task in this assignment is to research and evaluate our current president.  Think about the following issues:

  • How well is the president doing in terms of our relationship with other nations?
  • What type of relationship does the president have with Congress?
  • Are things getting done in Washington?

Research information about our president’s job performance and write a 2-3 page persuasive essay (one that attempts to convince others to agree with your opinion) explaining your views on the quality level of our president’s job performance.  Be sure to use examples from your research to back up your explanation.

Include a list of at least 3 sources at the end of your paper.  When your work is complete, submit it to your instructor for grading.

Point value: 50 points

Grading Rubric:

  • Bibliography including at least 3 different sources is included � 10 points
  • Essay is between 2-3 full pages in length � 10 points
  • Essay is persuasive, shows the student�s own point of view, and does not stray from that point of view � 15 points
  • Essay is factual, containing accurate information to back up the student�s point of view of the current president; must include discussion of foreign relations, workings with Congress, and whether things are getting done by the government under this president�s administration � 15 points

U.S. corrections system

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that analyzes the principal objectives of punishment within the U.S. corrections system.

Answer the following questions in your paper:

  • What are the state and federal objectives of punishment?
  • How does sentencing affect the state and federal corrections systems overall? Support your answer.
  • What is determinate and indeterminate sentencing? Which sentencing model do you feel is most appropriate? Explain why and provide an example.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Assignment 2: Case Study—The Case of the Misguided Supervisors

Writing Assignment

Read The Case of the Misguided Supervisors in Chapter 14 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following in a Word document:

  • In 1–2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
  • In 2–3 pages, answer the following:
    • Why would an organization care whether its supervisors speak in favor of or against union representation? Explain and justify your answer.
    • How could the hospital in this example have prepared its supervisors to understand their proper role during an organizing campaign? Explain and justify your answer.

With your answers demonstrate that your understanding of the concepts is thorough and complete. Support your assertions with evidence, citing the appropriate sources.

Apply the APA current guidelines to your work and use at least three resources in your response.

Assignment 2: Project Schedule Changes

You have kicked off the District 4 Production Warehouse Move project, your contractors are in place and working on receiving the proper building permits.

You originally were told the permits would only take 2 weeks to obtain but the contractors are telling you it will now take 3 weeks. You need to build the additional week into your schedule for each permit that will be obtained.

In addition, your framing and drywall contractors have just told you they are running late on their other jobs and can only release half their crew for your project. This will double their schedule.

Build the extra time into your schedule by doubling the installation work timelines for both the framing and drywall. Your project plan should also be updated with the new 3-week timeline for obtaining permits. Use the project plan you created for this task.

You are now looking at an extended project delivery date. Your project sponsor was very clear that you must be done in a 4 month timeframe so you will need to look at options for reducing your schedule to fit into the 4 month window.

You have an option of hiring another contractor to help with the framing and drywall work but it will increase your budget by $200,000.

Determine your best course of action for bringing this project in on schedule and update your project plan to reflect your recommendation. Develop a 5-6 slide presentation for senior management outlining your proposed solution. You are seeking approval to proceed with your new plan.

Solving Issues With Servant Leadership Paper

Suppose you have been appointed to a leadership position in your current or a former work environment. Identify an issue in the work environment that you feel requires attention. Explain in a paper (2-3 pages) how you might resolve the issue using at least three different models of leadership (servant leadership being one of them).

When writing your paper, you should address the following:

1) Describe the work environment (e.g., industry, number of employees, etc.).

2) Analyze the issue and why it is significant.

3) Analyze how each model (3 total) could be used to resolve the issue.

Competition in Health Care

One of the trends marking the continuing transformation of the U.S. health care industry is the dramatic increase in the pace of competition. The heightened competition is taking place among hospitals, health plans, physician groups, and drug companies, and between physicians and hospitals, and hospitals and health plans. Listen to the Looking Ahead: The Future of Health Care Policy podcast from National Public Radio (NPR). Then, prepare a three- to five-page paper in which you:

  • Describe the different forms of competition that take place among various types of health care organizations.
  • Evaluate the benefits and pitfalls of competition in health care and suggest alternatives if competition was not the primary driver of operations in the U.S. health care system.
  • Explain the elements of successful competition and the use of competitive intelligence.
  • Describe the influence competition has on the services offered by health care organizations and the choices patients have.

Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources that were published within the last five years. One source must be obtained from the Ashford University Library and focus on competition health care. All sources must be documented in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

pricing strategies

Discuss one of the pricing strategies examined in the textbook including details of how it is implemented within an organization. What type of business or industry might use this strategy? Provide a real-life example of a company that might utilize this strategy.

MBA 5841 DB 7

The marketing control process is important as it provides the opportunity for an organization to adapt to both external and internal environmental change. Discuss two internal sources and two external sources that will create strategic change within an organization. Use a real-life company as an example to support your discussion.

Human Resource Strategy

Use the Internet to research the Best Places to Work (http://www.greatplacetowork.com/).  Select two companies from two different industries on the Fortune 100 list.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the two (2) industries you have identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment.
  2. Describe the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected.
  3. Determine from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Provide support for your findings.
  4. Suggest at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Provide a rationale for your position.
  5. Use at least four (4) academic quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the different forms of business ownership to determine the optimal structure in different scenarios and the process for a business start-up.
  • Integrate the core human resource management functions and considerations into viable recommendations to meet the organization’s operating requirements.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contemporary business using proper writing mechanics.

Estimate Costs Associated with the Proposed Solution

Provide a summary of the cost estimate for the proposed solution(s) to your problem. This should be completed in a spreadsheet format accompanied by a Word document to explain your spreadsheet data. This cost estimate should show potential direct and indirect costs associated with each potential solution. Once you have completed this proposed cost estimate, you should have a better idea of which proposed solutions are viable given the costs for each. After you have completed the task, make sure to highlight which proposed solution will be the most viable for the project and justify your selection.

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) additional resources, which may include your text(s) from previous courses.

Length: 3-5 not including title and reference pages, plus spreadsheet

Your cost estimate should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

Assignment : Financial Statement / Audit Report Review Due

Select a local government in your state and review the financial statements and audit report for the county or municipality. The financial statements of the government selected should have at least three funds.

Write a three to four 2-3 page paper in which you:

Analyze the method of accounting used for the general fund and all other funds in existence by the government. Evaluate the reasoning for the use of the method of accounting for each of the funds as required by GAASB.

Assess the application and compliance of GASB Statement 34, Basic Financial Statements and Management Decisions and Analysis for State and Local Governments to each of the funds.

Evaluate management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A). In your evaluation, analyze the significant information in the MD&A and how the information contributed to the clarity of the financial statements. From your analysis of financial statements, identify and analyze information that should be included in the statements.

Determine whether the entity’s financial position improved or deteriorated during the reporting period. Speculate on the causes from your review of the financial statements.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Evaluate the financial reporting of state and local governments and assess the reporting requirements in accordance with governmental accounting standards board (GASB).

Use technology and information resources to research issues in government and not-for-profit accounting.

Write clearly and concisely about government and not-for-profit accounting using proper writing mechanics

Food history in Europe

History of Tobacco in Europe. -tobacco trade and how tobacco spread throughout the new world -the reasons for which the beginning of Victorian period tobacco was outlawed.

Plains Indian Tribes

Complete an in-depth study of one of the Plains Indian tribes. Be sure to discuss their history, culture and their relationship with European-Americans. What has become of them today?

Guidelines:

You must use at least four sources for your paper (two of which must be books – do not use textbooks, encyclopedias or any other general reference sources). Magazine and journal articles, websites, and newspapers all make good non-book sources.

List your sources in a bibliography at the end of your paper (it does not count toward your four page minimum).

Use MLA citation methods.

Formatting Guidelines:

Papers must be 4-5 double-spaced pages in length and should adhere to the following format:

1″ margins on all sides and four pages means four pages, not 3 pages with 2 lines on the fourth.

12 point font size

Use Times New Roman, Arial or Courier New fonts only

Pages must be numbered

Plagiarism (the use of another author’s text or ideas without giving them proper credit) is strictly forbidden and will result in a “zero” on the paper.

The four page minimum does not include a cover page or your bibliography.

Do not triple- or quadruple-space in between your paragraphs.

Do not submit a paper that is largely comprised of direct quotations taken from your sources. A research paper should be in your own words with direct quotations being used sparingly. If all you do is copy what other authors have written then you really did not write your own paper.

social movements

Use the internet to research a social movement. Tell us the name of the social movement, its history, its goals, and its strategies to achieve these goals. Include a link to one news article from a reputable source that discusses your social movement.

Ethical Health Care Scenarios

Review the following scenarios. Scenario

1: Medical coding in a physician practice Imagine you work in a high-pressure cardiology physician office and you are one of two medical coders. Your supervisor is very focused on the greatest reimbursement to satisfy revenue projections for the physician practice. As a result, you are asked to “up-code” billing. How can the pressure of acquiring the maximum repayment for services lead to manipulating or falsifying documentation? Scenario

2: Administration of patient medications in the hospital setting Imagine you are a new graduate nurse working nights on a busy medical unit. You just received a new patient who needs to be admitted to your unit, and you just finished medicating a patient with a narcotic injection with a dose greater than ordered. Clearly understanding medication errors may lead to patient injury and even death, explain why a clinician may choose to NOT report the incident. Scenario

3: Not hiring a qualified individual because of discrimination Imagine you are a new human resources director in a nonprofit organization and pressured to not hire Middle Eastern candidates by the organization’s CEO. In the United States, discrimination against people based on their ethnicity, race, or cultural orientation is strictly forbidden under federal and state laws. Ethical discrimination may result in the breeding of ill feelings at work, as well as reduced productivity. To eliminate these ramifications, organizations need to put forth increased effort in curbing ethical discrimination in the employment sector. What are some interventions organizations can put in plao prevent discrimination? Write a response of at least 150-words for each ethical scenario. Write in APA format; Include a title page, document headings and a reference page

San Francisco 1989 Earthquake

the text of the essay should be 5 to 6 pages in length (text does not include figures, maps, graphs, images, the title page, or the bibliography) Has to answer the following questions: Description of the Event In this section, only the specific disaster should be described rather than describing the generalities of the hazard. For example, in an essay on the Haiti earthquake, it is not necessary to include information on general aspects of earthquakes (i.e. why subduction zones are associated with earthquakes). Causes In this section, you can address the event from the general to the specific (i.e. a discussion of what causes that type of disaster and then focusing specifically on the cause of your case study). Impacts Describe the impacts of the event. These could include social, economic, and environmental impacts. Response Describe the reaction to the specific disaster. Were there proactive responses to the hazard in place or were they more commonly reactive? Recovery What has changed since the disaster? Have new policies or regulations been developed? Provide a description of the resiliency of the local area. Suggestions Reflect on what further work you think needs to be completed to protect people and property in the area from a recurrence.

Criminology

You are a crime scene investigator on a homicide who finds that you have several types of evidence that must be photographed, logged, and recovered from that scene. More specifically, you find that there is drying blood on the floor that needs to be collected, a handgun and several shell casing near the victim, and what appears as several hairs that are still in the hand of your deceased victim. For this assignment you are to do the following: Describe how you would recover dried blood, a handgun, shell casings, and hairs that are on the crime scene. What tools you would use to recover the evidence? How would you package it for safe keeping and transportation? What types of tests could be run on this evidence at the crime lab?

intertextuality within the fantasy genre

EAC 505 N1B:
Fantasy Literature – Major Paper
The major paper is worth 20% of your final mark in the course. It should be:
• 1800-2500 words
• double-spaced,
• MLA proper essay format,
• and submitted to the Blackboard drop box by August 11 at midnight EST. The drop box utilizes “safe assign” plagiarism software, so make sure that you cite the texts you use (and/or peer-reviewed articles only!) correctly
You may utilize one of your own topics (but make sure to run it by me, first!) or choose ONE of the following prompts to guide your paper:
1. Explore the relationship between “time” and “fantasy.” Use any 2 stories from the anthology to illustrate your arguments.
2. Is fantasy a genre that inspires social justice? To what extent and how so or not? Use any 2 stories from the anthology to illustrate your arguments.
3. Compare and Contrast Gothic Fantasy with Magical Realism. Use any 2 stories from the anthology to illustrate your arguments.
4. Discuss ideas of intertextuality within the fantasy genre. You may use a fantasy novel to illustrate your arguments, but kindly let me know which one beforehand so that I can read it if I haven’t before.
5. Discuss reading fantasy literature through criticism that uses psychoanalysis. Use any 2 stories from the anthology to illustrate your arguments.

What is the “current macroeconomic situation” in the U.S

Question: What is the “current macroeconomic situation” in the U.S. (e.g. is the U.S. economy currently concerned about unemployment, inflation, recession, etc.)? What fiscal policies and monetary policies would be appropriate at this time? 1. Write your individual answers to the questions listed above together in essay format (minimum of 300 words combined in APA style), using correct economic terms covered in the discussions.

If you only write 300 words, you probably won’t be able to fully answer the questions.

2. Key concepts to include in your paper–data trends on unemployment, inflation, GDP growth, expansionary fiscal policy tools, FOMC, easy money policy tools and other terms from this class.

3. You must use at least one article.

Alternative Work Arrangements: What Does the Future Hold?

APA Style with a strong introduction and conclusion.

The instructions are uploaded along with the article.

Please follow as much as possible! Professor wrote You need a conclusion which rehashes the points you brought up earlier in your paper.

It should bring out the work you put into the document with your concluding thoughts. Look at the small details of APA and ensure that you are in total compliance

Persuasive Essay

For this milestone, you will submit your first draft of a persuasive essay. It should express your position on a selected topic, present points that explain and justify the position, consider arguments against the position, and explain why readers should adopt your position. The draft should use outside sources to support the points for and against your position, and it should acknowledge the sources with in-text references and appropriate documentation.

The first draft should be 4–5 pages long and follow MLA or APA style. For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Document and the First Draft Persuasive Essay Checklist and Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

History Research Paper

It must be double-spaced and no more than ten pages in length. That does not include title page, footnote page, and the bibliographic page. It does NOT mean that you absolutely have to have ten pages of text. It just means that you cannot exceed ten pages of text. Most papers that I receive come in between six and eight pages of text. That seems reasonable to me. All scholarly papers, including term papers, must be DOCUMENTED! Whatever form for footnotes that you use, be sure to be consistent.

Historians use the Chicago Manual of Style or Kate Turabian’s Guide to Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. All direct quotations must be footnoted: no exceptions. Ask yourself this question as your guide: Should I footnote this piece of information or not? The question answers itself. The mere fact that the question arose dictates the answer: YES! As for the term paper topic, it can be about anything that interests you, but it must he historical in nature. For example, if you want to write about the origins of volleyball, do not just write about rules and guidelines for that sport. Not only should your paper be historical in nature, it must be about United States history and/or cultural development, and it must be between 1600 AD and 2012. That should give you plenty of options from which to choose. Those are the only limits to topic selection.

Just remember, your topic necessarily is going to be focused and limited in nature. After all, you will have only ten pages of text in which to present it. For example, if you wish to write about the Spanish American War of 1898, choose a topic within that category. The war itself is much too large a topic for a short, ten page paper. Write, instead, about a general, tactics and strategies, the Cuban campaign, the Phillipines campaign, or perhaps the Maine explosion which led directly to American intervention in Cuba. From my perspective, no topic is necessarily off limits within these broad perameters. You can write about politics, sports, fashion, literature, films, music, immigration, war, mass media, and so on. Write about something interesting to you because that is more likely to engage my interest.

JC Penney Case Study

  • Describe the components of the J.C. Penney new business model.
  • Then, evaluate the business model’s overall effectiveness in the following ways:
    • How did all of the components work together?
    • What components, if any, are missing?
  • Explain the relationship between J.C. Penney’s marketing/business model and its pricing strategy. Offer lessons learned about the relationship between marketing/business models and an organization’s pricing strategy.
  • Explain whether J.C. Penney’s brand is similar to other retail brands (e.g., Target and Apple) where Johnson has had success in terms of its marketing/business model and its pricing strategy. Explain why or why not.

Economics homework

1. Suppose a realtor is interested in comparing the asking prices of homes in Philadelphia and Baltimore. A random sample of 21 listings in Philadelphia resulted in a sample mean price of $185,900, with a sample standard deviation of $2,300. A random sample of 26 listings in Baltimore resulted in a sample mean price of $184,500, with a sample standard deviation of $1,750. At a 5% level of significance, test to see if there is a significant difference in the mean asking prices in the two cities. What is your conclusion?

2. According to a study conducted by Dell Computers, 59% of mean and 70% of women say that weight is a very important factor in purchasing a laptop computer. Suppose this survey was conducted using 374 men and 481 women. Do these data show enough evidence to support the conclusion that there is no difference in the proportion of men and women who think weight is a factor in purchasing a laptop? Use a 5% level of significance.

Finance for entrepreneurs

Bring a current Business article from this week Cnn etc.. with an entrepreneurial focus. Write about what you think of the article. How did that impact your life ? what did you learn?

AMD Construction (BUS614 Advanced Procurement Planning)

The text is: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (3rd Edition) W.C. Benton, JR (The Max M. Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University)

Read Case 3: AMD Construction in the text (pg. 448-450), and answer the following questions in a three- to four-page paper, excluding the title and reference pages, justifying your conclusions.  Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • After reviewing Chapter 14, evaluate the negotiations between Tom Reed and Jane Axle.  What are your recommendations for Jane Axle as far as the next step in the negotiation process?
  • Develop a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the negotiations between Jane Axle and Tom Reed. Provide a chart to show financial impacts (see suggestion of format for quantitative analysis of the negotiations below)

Managerial Economics

Unit 2 Assignment

Student Name:

Please answer the following questions. Submit as a Microsoft Word® document to the Dropbox when completed.
1. Analyze what would happen to equilibrium price and quantity in the market for Pepsi if the following occurred (be sure to indicate WHY it happens as well):

a. The price of Coke decreases.
b. Average household income falls from $50,000 to $43,000
c. There are improvements in soft-drink bottling technology.
d. The price of sugar increases and the Pepsi launches an extremely successful advertising campaign.
2.
a. Analyze the following demand and supply equations. What is market equilibrium price? What is market equilibrium quantity?

Demand: Qd = 100 – 4P
Supply: Qs = 10 + 6P

b. Assume the government places a price ceiling at $7 in the market. What is quantity demanded? What is quantity supplied? Is there a shortage or a surplus?
3. Using the diagram below, answer the following questions:
a. How much is the per-unit tax on cigarettes?
b. What price do consumers pay after the tax?
c. How much tax revenue is collected?
d. What is the amount of deadweight loss?

Directions for Submitting your Assignment
Complete your Assignment in this Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT445Assignment-Unit#.doc (Example:TAllen-MT445Assignment-Unit2.doc). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 2: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 2.
Unit 2 Assignment
Content and Analysis Points Possible Points Earned
Problem #1
Analyze what would happen to equilibrium price and quantity in the market for Pepsi if the following occurred (be sure to indicate WHY it happens as well). (a-d) 8
Problem #2
Analyze the following demand and supply equations. (a-b) 10
Problem #3
Using the diagram, answer the following questions regarding cigarette taxation. (a-d) 16
Writing Style, Grammar, and APA Format. 6
Total 40

Adolescent Risk Assignment

Paper must be 3–5 pages in length not including the title page, abstract page, and reference page. Each paper must be supported by at least 3 scholarly sources cited in current APA format.

Analysis Paper 3

Identify common predictors of adolescent drug and alcohol use indicated by the research presented in the textbook. List and describe 2 family-related, 2 peer-related, and 2 individual characteristics/variables that have been shown to be correlated with legal and ethical issues (related to the chosen Adolescent Risk Topic).

Identify common predictors of adolescent drug and alcohol use indicated by the research presented in the textbook. List and describe 2 family-related, 2 peer-related, and 2 individual characteristics/variables that have been shown to be correlated with drug and alcohol abuse in adolescence. Discuss the connections between each system risk factor and information regarding at-risk youth (i.e. family correlations of substance abuse connected to parenting issues).

You will use your textbook and the Clinton et al. text as your references in addition to 2 other scholarly sources.

Integrative Final Project Instructions

The purpose of this final project is to integrate the information from your textbooks as well as presentations included in your course.

There are 2 options for this project, and you will select 1 of the following to investigate:

  1. Movie Character: Select a movie character (lead character or supporting character) that exemplifies issues related to at-risk youth. These categories include:
  • School Dropout
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Teenage Pregnancy, STDs, and/or Risky Sexual Behavior
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Violence
  • Youth Suicide

When writing on this character please include the following sections:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues (related to the chosen character for your case summary)
  • Individual Characteristics of High Risk Youth
  • Family Problems Related to At-Risk Youth
  • School Issues That May Impact At-Risk Youth
  • Prevention, Intervention ,and Treatment Options
  1. Adolescent Risk Topic: Select a topic from the following categories to investigate:
  • School Dropout
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Teenage Pregnancy, STDs, and Risky Sexual Behavior
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Violence
  • Youth Suicide

This paper will require the following sections:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues (related to the chosen character for your case summary)
  • Individual Characteristics of High Risk Youth
  • Family Problems Related to At-risk Youth
  • School Issues That May Impact At-risk Youth
  • Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Options

The body of your paper is to be a minimum of 12 pages not including the title page, abstract, and reference pages. You will be required to use 10 peer-reviewed journal articles for your paper as well as materials from the course textbooks and presentations. You may also use the Holy Bible, in addition to the 10 required journal articles. Internet sources will not be accepted for this paper. Your peer-reviewed sources can be retrieved from the Liberty University Library via a search format (e.g. PsycArticles).

PSY301 Assignment 2: Protecting Children From Media

For his 10th birthday, Greg was given a handheld videogame system. His parents allowed him to pick any two games. They knew the games might contain violence, because there was a violence rating sign posted on the games, but rationalized that they were only games and other kids play them. Greg would quickly finish dinner and run up to his room to play his games.

His parents were pleased to observe that Greg enjoyed their present so much. After a week, his parents noticed that he wasn’t turning off the videogames at bedtime, and had begun turning homework in late. He was up so late playing that he would not get up for school without argument. His parents decided that enough was enough and took the video games away. Greg threw temper tantrums and persuaded his parents to buy him a computer after convincing them that it was necessary to keep up at school. Greg soon returned to the same pattern of behavior where he spent long hours and late nights at the computer. This time, his parents felt a false sense of security that he was doing his homework. One day, his curious parents decided to scan the computer history to see what Web sites Greg was browsing. To their horror, they discovered that Greg was spending many hours online playing interactive, sometimes violently graphic, games on the Internet. He was also chatting with other “gamers”. Before confronting Greg about his behavior, his mother and father agreed to investigate what types of intervention strategies might be available within their community. They have come to you, a behavioral consultant, for advice.

Click to Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Study: Generation M2. Media in the Lives of 8- to 18- Year Olds.

Describe the issue of exposure to videogame violence in today’s society as related to Greg’s situation. Explore issues such as:

  1. Prevalence (e.g., age, gender, racial diversity, etc.)
  2. Given Greg’s developmental level, what are possible dangers of exposure to media violence? Be sure to address this in the context of his cognitive and socioemotional development.
  3. Risk and protective factors, including predisposition to violence (e.g., are all children who play violent videogames likely to become more aggressive? What protective factors might mitigate the possible outcomes for Greg?
  4. Discuss the possible outcomes if Greg’s behavior continues unchecked.
  5. Discuss types of intervention strategies you would expect his parents to find at a community level, such as in community centers, schools, and social service agencies, to assist children like Greg who are at risk due to ongoing exposure to media violence.
  6. What would be a good plan to recommend to Greg’s parents?
  7. Compare the dangers of exposure to videogame violence with other forms of violence. What are similarities and differences between videogame violence exposure and the other type of violence you chose to compare?
  8. What are the costs of videogame violence to the family and the community and society at large and the other form of violence you chose for comparison?

Format your paper in APA (6th edition) style, using information you learned in your textbook and from the Kaiser Family Foundation Study to support your response. Your paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length. Include a cover page, abstract, and reference list, which should cite any information used from your assigned textbook, Kaiser Family Foundation reference, and other sources such as online course content.

Sociology discussion assignment

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

What would you do?

Sociology attempts to understand and explain social behaviors such as attitudes, violence and aggression, prejudice and discrimination, prosocial behavior where people help and cooperate with one another, self-identity and social-identity, social influence, and group behavior. People tend to behave differently in groups than they would behave individually. Group behavior can be positive, but it can also be damaging, such as the bystander effect (which is when the presence of other people prevents an individual from intervening in an emergency situation). For this assignment, consider how you would behave individually and if you were in a group.

Part 1

Watch the video What would you do to help a homeless stranger?

  • How do you feel you would have reacted had you been a customer sitting at the bar when this situation happened? Why?
  • Would your response and behavior have been different if you were by yourself or if you were with a group of your friends who did not want the homeless man to be served?
  • To what extent do you feel social influence has on your behavior and your decision making?
  • Was the scientific method applied in this social experiment? Explain your answer.

Be sure to cite your sources using proper APA format.

Part 2

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

Reference

thebaodao. (2013, February 10). What would you do to defend a homeless stranger? [Video]. Retrieved from the YouTube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uletl1MAeQ8

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Social Behavior and Monkeys

American psychologist, Harry Harlow, conducted a famous experiment that demonstrated the importance of caregiving and companionship in the social development of monkeys. For this assignment, watch this video about the Harlow monkey experiment.

Next, observe the social behavior of monkeys by watching the monkey exhibit at your local zoo for at least 10 minutes. If you are unable to visit a zoo, you may watch this video of monkeys in a zoo environment. This video is also found in this week’s M.U.S.E. material. While observing the monkeys, put on your “sociologist hat,” and note the interactions and behaviors that you see.

Answer the following questions in a paper of 800–1,000 words:

  • How did the monkeys interact with one another?
  • How is the social behavior and social interaction of monkeys similar to the behavior of humans?
  • Why do you think humans need social interaction?
  • What did you learn from conducting field observation research? What do you think of this as a methodology?

Middle Childhood and Adolescence Paper:

APA,Format, Conclusion, References    Prepare a 950- to 1,150-word paper in which you describe changes that occur during middle childhood and adolescence concerning family and peer relationships, and how they might influence future development. Be sure to include the following items in your description:

  • Evaluate the effect of functional and dysfunctional family dynamics on development (e.g., family structure, function, and shared and nonshared environments).
  • Determine the positive and negative impact of peers and changes in peer relations from middle childhood to adolescence.
  • Examine additional pressures faced in adolescence compared to middle childhood.
  • Discuss the development of moral values from middle childhood into adolescence.

Use a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Annotated Outline and Annotated Bibliography

In this assignment, you will generate and submit two documents; an annotated outline for your research paper, and an annotated bibliography of the materials you intend to use in that paper. The annotations in the outline should include any brief narrative description needed to provide direction to yourself in developing your paper along with the reference listings and annotations from your annotated bibliography. The required headings for the outline are provided below and you should place the reference listings and annotations under the headings where you will discuss that information in your paper.

The annotated bibliography is the scholarly part of the paper and will include the peer-reviewed journals that you intend to bring into your final paper. The annotated bibliography, specifically, will list your references for your paper with an annotation following each APA style reference listed. The annotations for the bibliography will be a paragraph summary of each resource and an evaluation of the usefulness of that resource in the development of your paper. The annotated bibliography list must include at least 10 references. At least eight references must be peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Please refer to the APA module in the Capella Writing Center to see the correct format for the references listed on the annotated bibliography. Please see the Capella Library resources for information showing how to search in the Capella library for peer reviewed journal articles.

To successfully complete this assignment, you will be expected to supply an annotated outline and annotated bibliography that covers both Part 1 – Analysis of Work Environment and Part 2 – Analysis of Ethical Dilemma.

Instructions

Begin with an annotated outline and annotated bibliography for Part 1 – Analysis of Work Environment, and then proceed to Part 2 – Analysis of Ethical Dilemma. Use the outline headings below to begin your annotated outline. The bolded phrases below are the required headings and sub-headings to be used in your outline.

Part 1 – Analysis of Work Environment

Use the outline below to begin Part 1 of your paper.

  1. Identify a potential or current work environment, and describe your professional role within that environment. Include the reporting structure within that professional role; who you supervise and who supervises you.
  2. Describe the population you will serve in your professional role, including social and cultural diversification.
  3. Identify the appropriate code of professional ethicsfor the work environment. Describe the requirements of that ethical code, including requirements regarding:
    1. Informed consent.
    2. Customer rights.
    3. Confidentiality.
    4. Dual relationships.
    5. Fees for service.
    6. Use of distance technology.
    7. Any other issue that might surround your hypothetical ethical dilemma.
  4. Investigate and evaluate the work environment in relation to the legal, ethical, and accepted standards of practice for that setting.

Part 2 – Analysis of Ethical Dilemma

  1. What is the ethical dilemma and who are the individuals involved? Be sure to fully describe the dilemma and its context.
  2. What are the main ethical concerns presented in the dilemma? What sources and references can you use to support your analysis?
  3. What documentation would you provide for the ethics committee if it were a real-life situation?
  4. Evaluate the social context of moral values, professional ethics, business or practice standards, and legal guidelines for governing conduct relevant to professional studies in human behavior.
  5. Investigate the application of theories and techniques related to ethics and leadership to a wide variety of ethical dilemmas.
  6. Analyze the level of congruence between behavior and applied professional codes of ethics related to professional identity development.
  7. Create an awareness of the impact of multicultural diversity and other personal lenses that would prejudice professional objectivity.
  8. Analyze the role and functions of ethical standards and leadership in studies of human behavior.

As an aid to your effort, use the following documents linked in the Resources.

  • The Example of the Annotated Outline and Annotated Bibliography document.

Assignment Requirements

To achieve a successful course experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements:

References: The annotated bibliography list must include at least 10 references. At least eight references must be peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Please refer to the Capella Writing Center and Capella Library resources to see correct format for the references listed on the annotated bibliography and how to search in the Capella library for peer-reviewed journal articles.

Written communications: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the paper and do not detract from the overall message. Your writing (that is, its clarity, rhetoric, grammar, and mechanics) is expected to reflect that of a graduate level learner. Please cite your references and sources according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

Formatting: Use APA 6th edition formatting, including: correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no skipped lines before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no bolding, and no bullets. Refer to the Capella Online Writing Center’s APA Style & Format module for more information.

Ethics and Moral Development

For this discussion you will

  • Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and professional growth.
  • Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered and describe how the issue was resolved.
  • Describe how your general education courses influenced your ethical values.
  • Explain why a college-educated person might have different duties to society than someone not as educated.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.

Literature homework help

The Enlightenment freed humankind from what many considered the “superstitions of religion” and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution with its focus on science and reason over religion and faith. Consider that Frankenstein was written when humanity was on the cusp of incredible achievement. Vaccination for the devastating disease smallpox began in the late 18th century, and a wealth of inventions led to the factory and mass-productions of goods. Factories, however, resulted in people working long, grueling hours, often in unsafe conditions.

Two literary styles, Gothic and Romantic, developed as a reaction to Enlightenment thinking’s emphasis on the human ability and the power of the human mind, to the horrors of the French Revolution (which was itself influenced by Enlightenment thinkers), and the remarkable changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, both good and bad. These literary styles focus on the imperfections of human beings and the powerful force of nature.

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein was infamously written as the result of a bet as to who could write the most terrifying ghost story, but it is more than a scary story. Among the main themes of the novel is dangerous knowledge, including (but not limited to) the knowledge of the creation of life.

  • In a post of a minimum of 500 words, discuss modern implications of what could be considered the dangerous knowledge of life and death. As a modern society, have we crossed a line to the acceptance of dangerous knowledge?

Principles of Public Speaking

Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

1.   Create a complete preparation outline using the outline template below for a persuasive speech.

2.   You may choose from one of the topics below.

 

    1. Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide
    2. What I see as the biggest challenges young adults face today
    3. Increased dependence on technology in the U.S.
    4. Bullying in schools.
    5. Gun laws in the U.S.

       

      3.   State the general purpose, specific purpose, and central idea clearly and in the appropriate form.

       

      4.   Limit your key points to no more than three and supporting statements with resources to no more than two per key point.

       

      5.   State your key points and supporting materials in complete sentences.

       

      6.   Summarize key points of introduction with a call for action in your conclusion.

       

      7.   Based on your submitted outline, begin writing the first draft of your speech while studying the next lesson.  In Lesson 7, you will study how to write the components of your speech.  The outcome of this process is a final written speech to be submitted as your final assignment in Lesson 7.

Literature assignment

Please write an essay of 1500 words or more discussing the following questions. Be sure to begin your paper with an engaging introduction and clear thesis statement, develop each point in the body of your paper using examples and quotes from the assigned readings, and conclude your paper with a restatement of your thesis and closing remarks. As always, be sure to maintain your credibility by including in-text citations and a reference list correctly formatted in APA style.

  1. Short Stories: Analyze the elements of fiction, including setting, characters, point of view, plot, symbolism, themes, tone and irony. Cite specific examples from the assigned stories for each element. Which of the short stories we read was your favorite, and why? Give several reasons.
  2. Poetry: Break down the elements of poetry, including imagery, figurative language, symbolism, word choice, themes, tone and sound. Cite specific examples from the assigned poems for each element. Which of the poems we read was your favorite, and why? Share several reasons.
  3. Drama: Review the elements of drama, including setting, characters, plot, stage directions, symbolism, themes and dialogue. Cite specific examples from Trifles for each element. How has reading the play deepened your understanding of live performances, television dramas and movies?
  4. Values and Morals: Values and morality have been recurring considerations in many of our assigned works. Talk about personal values and moral codes as they are conveyed in each of the following: one short story (chosen from the Phase 1 or Phase 2 reading lists), one poem (chosen from the Phase 3 reading list), and the play, Trifles.
  5. Which of all the works we’ve read is your favorite and why? In what ways do you think it will make a lasting impact on you personally and professionally?
  6. Final Considerations: Discuss how literature can provide “a reflection of life” which can help us understand our own struggles, triumphs, values and moral codes and increase our empathy for others. What is one thing you learned about yourself this term as a result of gazing into literature’s “mirror?”

Global Strategy Analysis—Choice of Country/Region to Internationalize Operations

 

For this assignment, you evaluate and determine which country/region is the best fit for the company of your choice to have international operations. Then, you will prepare a 3–4-page report, to include a weighted comparison chart.

Utilizing sources used for RA1, as well as other reputable and relevant sources, create a comparison chart regarding all the choices of countries/regions following the instructions below:

First, determine what factors you will use to rate each country/region, depending on the operations you chose to expand.

Consider areas such as attractiveness, strategic importance in the global marketplace, target markets, and possible synergies with current operations.

For each one of these areas, some factors should be identified in order to allow for a better assessment of all countries/regions under consideration.

Examples are provided in the following table:

Attractiveness Size of Market
Growth rate of market
Labor costs
Barriers to entry
Competitive situation
Political/social risks, etc.
Importance in the global market place Important source of industry innovation
Home market of global customers and/or competitors
Home of most demanding customers
Home of big number of potential customers, etc.
Possible synergies with current operations Activities shared with other business from the same company
Local partners that would share operations
Proximity to other current or targeted markets

List all countries/regions along with rating factors. Assign each factor a weight, according to its importance leading up to the final decision. All weights should add up 100%.

You should grade each country/region under consideration on each factor, using a scale of 0 to 5.

The score for each factor should be multiplied by its corresponding weight. Add the partial for each country/region.

Explain how you assessed the data by creating a comparison chart.

Present your final decision for which country/region is the choice for your company to expand its operations.

Provide a rationale for your decision, reinforcing it with evidence from scholarly sources.

For this assignment, prepare a 3–4-page report and use a minimum of 3 different scholarly sources to reinforce your conclusions. Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and APA format

Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Common Practice of religion

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following topics:

  • What is the definition of religion?
  • What are common practices and experiences across various world religions? Include indigenous religions in your discussion.
  • What are some critical issues to the academic study of religion?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Finance homework help

The Bakers Corporation specializes in consulting and reports the following results for the previous year: Gross revenue from sales $950,000 Dividends received (less than 20% ownership) 40,000 Rent of business premise 60,000 Utilities (electricity & phone) 5,000 Subscriptions 1,000 Advertizing 15,000 Salaries paid to employees 370,000 Payroll taxes paid 25,000 Travel expenses 40,000 Interest expenses 17,000 Depreciation 5,000 Dividends paid to shareholder 76,000 Charitable contributions 4,000 What is Bakers’ taxable income for the previous year? 2. The John Corporation suffers a $22,000 net loss from operations for the previous year but receives $150,000 in dividend income from corporations in which it owns 50% of the stock. What are the dividends-received deduction and the corporation’s actual taxable income for the previous year? 3. The YMV Corporation has the following entries on its books for the previous tax year: Net income from operations $120,000 Dividends received (70% rules) $14,000 Charitable contributions made in current year $13,000 Charitable contribution carryover from the previous year $1,900 What is YMV’s taxable income for the current year?

 

General Tourism is a C Corporation, running a chain of hotels. The company reports the following results for the year 2014. Total revenue from hotels $8,450,000 Food & drinks purchased $1,400,000 Utilities 260,000 Other supplies 45,000 Hotel shuttles running expenses 50,000 Depreciation on hotel shuttles 8,000 Depreciation on other assets 160,000 Salaries paid to employees 2,300,000 Payroll taxes paid 174,000 Gain on sale of a land 68,000 Purchase of new swimming pool 84,000 Withholding tax deductions 525,000 Loss carried forward from tax year 2013 1,200,000 What is General Tourism taxable income for the year 2014?

Application: Mutual Impact

“Oh, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” The first line to Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “The Ballad of East and West,” written in the late 1800s spoke to the cultural gap between Asia and the West during the past century. Upon reflection, now more than 100 years later, one might say that the two have met on many levels, and have made a mutual imprint on one another.

Asia, once dominated by Europe and the United States during the Era of Imperialism, has emerged as a major player on the world’s stage in its flourishing culture, its embrace of technological innovation, and its seat at the table of major global governing bodies. Many Asian nations have taken the best of the West, applying European, Western, and Russian thought to their political and social systems, while maintaining their unique cultures and traditions. More and more, Europe, the West, and Asia have a chance to come together to offer different perspectives to solving world problems.

In this week’s Application you will focus on the mutual impact of language, culture, and technology of Europe and the West, with that of Asia, in the early 20th century and present day.

To prepare for this Application:

  • Review Chapter 6 (99. 70–94) in this week’s Learning Resources to better understand what aspects of language, culture, and technology Europe and the West brought to Asia during the rise of imperialism. Review the articles by Fitzpatrick, Mahbubani, Mumford, Nye, and Owen, and the article from The Straits Times Web site in this week’s Learning Resources to gain perspective on the mutual impacts of modern day culture and technology in Asia.
  • Find current examples of the mutual impact of East and West in online newspapers with international coverage, such as the Washington Post, New York Times, or the International Herald Tribune. What are some examples of East meets West?
  • Consider the cultural differences between the East and the West. What influence has Western domination had on Asian nations? Do you notice similarities as well as differences?
  • Examine the role of Asian technological products in your daily life. Do you or anyone you know depend on them? How did you make your decision to buy the product? Are there any Asian technological products on your wish list?
  • Reflect on the impact that colonization has had on Asia and the current interconnectedness of East and West. Compare past connections to present day connections.

The assignment:

  • Compose a 2- to 4-page essay in which you do the following:
    • Analyze and compare the mutual impact of culture and technology of Europe and the West, with that of Asia in the early 20th century and present day.
    • Support your assertions by making at least 2 references, in proper APA format, to your course readings.

Criminal Law

You are the director of global security for a large international hotel chain, which entails you having to deal with almost every type of crime, ranging from murder to theft, to public trust crimes like embezzlement and fraud. However, you have been tasked to discuss public trust laws that deal with the embezzlement of public funds, fraud of public funds, jury tampering, election fraud, and so forth. You have decided to research the topic and write a short 2-page paper to become knowledgeable on the topic.

The 2-page paper that you will write in preparation of your comments should fall within the following parameters:

  • Write a 2-page description of a particular type of public trust crime. Be sure to add an introduction and summary to the assignment.
  • You may choose any of the following example topics to complete your assignment or any of your choice. Examples of offenses against public trust include the following:
    • Bribery
    • Jury tampering
    • Election offenses
    • Embezzlement of public funds
    • Fraud involving public funds or trust
  • Discuss and address any laws pertaining to the topic chosen.
  • Be sure to cite all references in APA format.

Organizational Theory Essay

The assignment topic is as follows:

Individual perspectives produce different types of knowledge. Choose two organisational theory perspectives and critically evaluate how each contributes a different understanding of technology within organisations.

Based on your selected perspectives, draw upon relevant readings out of this list to as a starting point for your essay. You should also use the textbook and other resources to assist in the development of your analysis.

 

Choose two perspectives from the following list to critically evaluate:

Modernist

Symbolic interpretivist

Postmodernist

Critical Theory

 

2000 words.

Harvard Referencing Style.

ECO10250: Assessment details

The assessment for this unit consists of two assignments and a final examination. The two assignments are designed to test your understanding of issues and principles raised in the topics being studied.

The first assignment consists of five questions based on topics covered in the first section of this unit. The second assignment is a report on the economy and policy in Australia. The purpose of these assignments is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you have acquired in this unit. You will need to start gathering information for the second assignment almost immediately.

Assignment due dates and the examination period provided here apply to the Australian study period. These may be varied for students studying elsewhere, please confirm dates with your local tutor.

Students studying in Australia must submit their assignments online via the online submission facility on the MySCU website for this unit. Students studying in overseas locations will be advised on assignment submission by their local tutors. For instructions on how to submit an assignment electronically please click on to the tab in the MySCU learning site for this subject. You must attach an electronic cover sheet (available in MySCU) as the first page of your assignment. You should keep a copy of all submitted materials. You need to submit Assignment 1 and Assignment 2 via Turnitin. You are advised to check your Turnitin score before you submit your assignment.

The final examination will be based on topics covered throughout the whole study period. It will use a range of test questions. Details of the examination format will be provided at a later date.

 References and Referencing

You will be required to gather information for your assignments and it is important to be aware that material posted on the web may not always be reliable. You are advised to carefully consider the authenticity of all sources of the information before using it in assignments. In addition, it is expected that some of the information you reference will be from refereed journals.

It is also important to use Harvard-style referencing for ALL material used in your work.

 

SBaT Extension Policy

It is VERY important that YOU make yourself aware of the School’s Extension Policy and Special Consideration Policy.

Students wanting an extension MUST make a request at least 24 hours before the assessment item is due and the request must be received in writing by the unit assessor or designated academic.

Extensions within 24 hours of submission or following the submission deadline WILL NOT be granted (unless supported by a doctor’s certificate or where there are exceptional circumstances – this will be at unit assessor’s discretion and will be considered on a case by case basis). Extensions will be given for a maximum of 48 hours (longer extensions supported by a doctor’s certificate or exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis).

A penalty of 10% of the total available marks will accrue for each 24 hour period that an assessment item is submitted late. Therefore an assessment item worth 20 marks will have 2 marks deducted for every 24 hour period and at the end of 10 days (including weekends) will receive 0 marks.

Students who fail to submit their assignments according to the correct guidelines provided above will be deemed to have not submitted the assessment item and the above penalty will be applied until the specified submission guidelines are followed.

Extensions can be sought by emailing Jeremy Buultjens (jeremy.buultjens@scu.edu.au). When emailing Jeremy it is essential to put ECO10250 in the subject area of your email otherwise it may be deleted as SPAM.

 

Re-submissions and re-sits

In this unit there are no provisions for re-submitting assignments. If you have failed the unit after completing all three assessment items, there is an opportunity to re-sit the exam. The following conditions apply in this case:

  • If you take up this option, the exam outcome (a pass or a fail) will be used as the sole determinant of your final result for the unit.
  • The ability to re-sit the exam will only be open to you if you have submitted ALL assessment items.
  • For any student who takes up this option a pass will be the highest result achievable.

 

 

 

Assignment 1

Due:                         9pm Monday, 17 August, 2015 (Week 9)

Weighting:               25%

Note that when you are answering questions that require mathematical calculations, you should provide details as to how the answers were derived. In completing your answers, you should use graphs wherever possible. Always provide a brief explanation of each graph, including how it relates to your overall answer/argument.

Question 1

  • The following is a set of hypothetical production possibilities for a nation A.

 

Combination Bicycles

(thousands)

Wheat

(thousands of tonnes)

A 0 10
B 2 9
C 4 7
D 6 4
E 8 0

 

  • Plot the production possibility for nation A.
  • What is the opportunity cost of the first 2000 bicycles produced?
  • Determine between which point the opportunity cost per thousand bicycles is highest.
  • Show what would happen to the production possibility frontier if nation A introduced an improved fertiliser that is used by its wheat farmers.
  • Explain how the production possibilities frontier reflects the law of increasing opportunity costs.

       (Parts i to v are worth a mark each.)

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of a planned economy and a free-market (300 words maximum).       (5 marks)

 

Question 2

 

  1. The Australian wine industry has prospered over the last two decades, expanding rapidly into overseas markets. However, in recent years it has faced some problems. Use demand and supply analysis to explain how these two factors (problems) stated below would affect the price and quantity of Australian wine.
  2. i) There has been a rapid increase in the Australian production of wine grapes.
  3. ii) New wine producers in China and India are producing good quality low cost wine.

       (Parts i and ii are worth 2 marks each.)

  • In an attempt to support the Australian wine industry the government sets a minimum price. Do you think this is a good idea? Explain your decision using graphs.        (6 marks)

 

Question 3

 

  • Explain why a firm can make a loss and continue operating in the short-run, and under what circumstances it will shut down. (3 marks)
  • Discuss and show how a price-taking firm determines its profit-maximising output level.

       (3 marks)

  • The Byron Bicycle Company produces high quality bicycles. The firm has fixed costs of $1,000 and the wage cost for each worker is $500 (assume these are the company’s only cost). Complete the table below.
Workers Output Marginal Product Total Cost Average variable cost Marginal cost
0 0
1 20
2 50
3 90
4 120
5 140
6 150
7 155

       (4 marks)

Question 4

Use graphs to explain and illustrate the profit-maximising price and output for firms in the perfect market and for those in the monopoly market. Explain why monopoly firms are able to earn supernormal profits in the long run.(10 marks)

Question 5

Explain why pollution is an example of market failure and why the free market will not provide an efficient solution to the problem. Provide a critique of a carbon tax as opposed to the Australian government’s ‘Direct Action’ as a solution to this problem (700 words maximum).(10 marks)

Psychopathology and Criminality

You are the commander three shifts of corrections officers (COs) working around the clock in a maximum-security cell block in a state penitentiary. You have an exceptionally good group of COs who have managed to intervene in most potentially violent problems without incident. They have developed an effective network of prison informants form the inmate population.

There is a Middle-Eastern man who is about 65 years old serving a life sentence for the honor killing of his own daughter. He has been in the prison for about 10 years. Your COs report to you that his mental state appears to be deteriorating. He is a moderately religious person and feels there is no reason for terror violence. Every time an article about terrorism or the threat of terrorism is published in the newspapers provided by the prison library, the inmate reports to the COs that there is a planned violent takeover by the Muslims incarcerated in the same cell block. There are a number of American-born Muslims incarcerated in the cell block, and the inmate seems to have access to them as a sort of religious leader for prayer services and advice.

At first, you took him seriously, but when he started to explain who the extremists were and what their mission was, you began to realize that he was just selecting inmates in the cell block and identifying them as potential inmates with violent intent. He would make up stories about the manufacture of makeshift weapons in the middle of the night. He would indicate that the Muslim extremists had contacts with other inmates throughout the prison and a comprehensive riot and plan to take over the prison was being planned. Several prison staff members working in the infirmary have been identified by the inmate as sympathetic to the extremists’ cause, and he has accused them of helping provide weapons and other materials.

Please respond to the following questions. You must provide meaningful feedback to the main postings of at least two of your classmates.

  • What are 2 types of disorders that might be affecting this complainant, and why did you consider them?
  • What types of referrals are available for a mentally ill person of this sort?
  • How should you continue to handle this inmate’s reported intelligence information, and why?

Transmedia

Write a 5-page research-based paper in current APA or MLA format that focuses on the following questions: Given current trends in transmedia, how do you see the church using the principles of transmedia in the next 3–5 years? Why do you believe this? How do you think the church should use these ideas, and why do you believe that?

WW2 & The American Home front

Essays should be doubled-spaced, size 12 font, with one-inch margins all around. Essays must be a minimum of 2 pages and should be a maximum of 3 pages. All references from the textbook or documents must be cited parenthetically (Ayers, pg) or (Author). All references to the telegrams must be cited parenthetically by name of addressee (Hanson Telegram). All references to the posters must be cited parenthetically with an abbreviated title (Loose Lips Poster). You may NOT use any outside sources including open source websites. No bibliography is needed for your essays.

Science Vs Religion

Select a topic of your choice (see exceptions below), and write an Argumentative Research paper that utilizes scholarly secondary sources, demonstrates familiarity with MLA (Modern Language Association) source documentation conventions, and demonstrates awareness of audience.

I will pay particular attention to your use of MLA in-text source documentation conventions such as signal phrases, quotation conventions, and parenthetical notes.

Whether using direct quotation, summary, or paraphrase, writers must include correct in-text citation conventions to acknowledge sources. Clearly distinguish your voice from the voices of your sources. This research paper should project your voice, and include the following: a well-defined thesis statement that includes an arguable claim and bold print. (See a model thesis statement on page 314 ). an outline that aligns with the thesis statement (include with draft only). Relevant background information, good reasons, and convincing evidence. Counter argument(s) presented fully, fairly and objectively in a separate paragraph (or several separate paragraphs). Clearly presented responses to counter arguments.

MLA style source documentation conventions within the research paper (signal phrases, parenthetical notes, quotation marks, block quotations, etc.) and on the Works Cited page (spacing, indentation, title distinctions, etc.). Insert no URLs in the body of the paper or on the Works Cited page. Three scholarly sources. For online scholarly sources, check the Richland College Library Academic Search Complete data base. See the textbook for a model list of works cited (531). Draft Argumentative Research Paper Upload the draft Argumentative Research paper (including an outline and the Works Cited page) to your Group File Exchange for peer review and to the Assignment link for the instructor’s review. Double space all pages. Include page numbers. Use a 12 to 14-point font size. The draft Argumentative Research paper should consist of at least 800 words including the outline and Works Cited page. Final Argumentative Research Paper Upload the final Argumentative Research Paper (including the Works Cited page) to the Assignment link after considering feedback from peers and instructor.

Revise and edit carefully.

Double space all pages.

Include page numbers.

Use a 12 to 14-point font size.

The Final Argumentative Research Paper should consist of 1,200-1,500 words, including the Works Cited page.

REMINDER: See Assignment Calendar for due dates.

*Note- Topic exceptions follow: Abortion Bullying Death Penalty Global Warming Gun Control Immigration Legalization of Marijuana Obesity (childhood and adulthood) Same Sex Marriage Social Media Teen Pregnancy Texting while Driving

Assignment 3: Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace and the World

PharmaCARE (We CARE about YOUR health®) is one of the world’s most successful pharmaceutical companies, enjoying a reputation as a caring, ethical and well-run company that produces high-quality products that save millions of lives and enhance the quality of life for millions of others. The company offers free and discounted drugs to low-income consumers, has a foundation that sponsors healthcare educational programs and scholarships, and its CEO serves on the PhRMA board. PharmaCARE recently launched a new initiative, We CARE about YOUR world®, pledging its commitment to the environment through recycling, packaging changes and other green initiatives, despite the fact that the company’s lobbying efforts and PAC have successfully defeated environmental laws and regulations, including extension of the Superfund tax, which was created by Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Based in New Jersey, PharmaCARE maintains a large manufacturing facility in the African nation of Colberia, where the company has found several “healers” eager to freely share information about indigenous cures and an abundance of Colberians willing to work for $1.00 a day, harvesting plants by walking five (5) miles into and out of the jungle carrying baskets that, when full, weigh up to fifty (50) pounds. Due to the low standard of living in Colberia, much of the population lives in primitive huts with no electricity or running water. PharmaCARE’s executives, however, live in a luxury compound, complete with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a golf course. PharmaCARE’s extensive activities in Colberia have destroyed habitat and endangered native species.
In preparation for this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research companies that have recently experienced negative consequences as a result of the company’s corporate activities.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
1. Describe the key characteristics of a stakeholder and determine all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario.
2. Analyze the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward.
3. Assess PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Support the position.
4. Decide whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
5. Compare PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Analyze the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose.
6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Analyze and evaluate laws that protect against discrimination in the workplace.
• Examine and assess employee rights to health and safety in the workplace.
• Analyze environmental protection laws and assess their impact on organizations.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.
• Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 250 Assignment 3: Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace and the World
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 70% F Fair
70-79% C Proficient
80-89% B Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Describe the key characteristics of a stakeholder and determine all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario.
Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely described the key characteristics of a stakeholder, and did not submit or incompletely determined all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario. Partially described the key characteristics of a stakeholder, and partially determined all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario. Satisfactorily described the key characteristics of a stakeholder, and satisfactorily determined all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario. Thoroughly described the key characteristics of a stakeholder, and thoroughly determined all the stakeholders within the PharmaCARE scenario.
2. Analyze the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Did not submit or incompletely recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward. Partially analyzed the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Partially recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward. Satisfactorily analyzed the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Satisfactorily recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward. Thoroughly analyzed the human rights issues presented by PharmaCARE’s treatment of the Colberia’s indigenous population versus that of its executives. Thoroughly recommend at least three (3) changes PharmaCARE can make to be more ethical going forward.
3. Assess PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Support the position.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely assessed PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Did not submit or incompletely supported the position. Partially assessed PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Partially supported the position. Satisfactorily assessed PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Satisfactorily supported the position. Thoroughly assessed PharmaCARE’s environmental initiative against the backdrop of its anti-environmental lobbying efforts and Colberian activities. Thoroughly supported the position.
4. Decide whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely decided whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Partially decided whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily decided whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly decided whether or not PharmaCARE’s actions with respect to the indigenous people of Colberia would be ethical in accordance with each of the following ethical theories:
a. Utilitarianism
b. Deontology
c. Virtue ethics
d. Ethics of care
e. Your own moral / ethical compass
Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
5. Compare PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Analyze the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose.  Â
Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely compared PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose. Partially compared PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Partially analyzed the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose. Satisfactorily compared PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Satisfactorily analyzed the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose. Thoroughly compared PharmaCARE’s actions with those of at least one (1) real-world company, whose corporate activities led to ethical, environmental, or workplace safety issues and financial loss. Thoroughly analyzed the similarities and differences between PharmaCARE and the company that you chose.
6. 3 references
Weight: 5% No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

A Confederacy of Dunces

Please write an literary essay about the novel of A Confederacy of Dunces. A 5 paragraph essay, 2 quotes required in each body paragraph. (6 quotes in total). The thesis can be your choice

The Sociological Demographic Data Analysis Paper

Week 1 Assignment: Obtain and Analyze Sociological Demographic Data

Activity Description

Your school system depends on significant numbers of pre-school and kindergarten children for continued growth. Referring to U.S. Census Bureau data and/or any projected enrollment data maintained by your local school or school district, write a paper addressing the following questions:

  1. What are the current population characteristics of your community?
  2. What patterns can you discern in available demographic data over the past five to ten years (select and specify the time span based on availability of data) regarding the following?:
    1. Educational levels of your community members
    2. Income levels of your community members
    3. Household sizes and compositions in your community
  • Age distributions of community members from birth to senior citizen status
  1. Gender
  2. Ethnicity
  3. At least one additional category from the bulleted list you assembled for the Pre-Activity that you deem to be of importance. (Specific the category and why you deem it to be important.)

Guidelines for writing The Sociological Demographic Data Analysis Paper

  • Include an APA-format cover page. Review APA Form & Style
  • The paper will be 5-7 double-spaced pages in length, using 12-point Times New Roman font. The cover page and reference list are not included in this page count.
  • You are not required to produce or replicate tables of data but send your instructor links to the data you have analyzed for this project if the information is available in electronic form and in public domain (ie, not password protected).
  • Begin the paper with a section of “Trends and Current Conditions”, in which you
    1. describe any changes observed over the years in the seven bulleted characteristics and
    2. summarize the current population characteristics in the bulleted list above
  • Conclude the paper with a section of “Discussion and Recommendations”. in which youInclude a minimum of one source citation, for the U.S, Census Bureau data
    1. reflect on whether or not you were surprised by any of the demographic data you found, being sure to mention if the trend data helped to explain any recent or past school or school board decisions that have puzzled you, and
    2. reflect on your ranking of items to be included in the sociological inventory that was completed in the pre-activity in terms of whether or not the rankings would change – and why – in consideration of what you have learned from census and/or projected enrollment trend data.
  • Your inventory list and sociological data analysis should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Review NCU’s Academic Integrity Tutorial to refresh your knowledge of how to achieve academic integrity.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages.
References: minimum of 3 scholarly resources.

 

political impacts of Roosevelt’s New Deal

Guidelines The main elements of the research paper will include: Topic Selection: Research topics must be objective in their presentation of the material. A list of possible topic ideas found below can be used as a resource when choosing a topic. Students will need to present and support a conclusion about the topic. If the topic is one on which people have differing views (examples: abortion, gun control, the death penalty), students will need to present at least two sides of the issue. If personal beliefs about an issue are so strong that one cannot objectively present at least two sides of the issue, students may want to pursue a different topic that can be approached less passionately. Objective research is the framework. Outline: Students will submit a research outline that may incorporate the use of cross-section of reference materials including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, journal articles, scholarly books, and even information gathered through the interviews of the individuals involved in the project.

Final Research Paper: Students will submit a final research paper which will include:

Cover page Abstract Title page Thesis statement Body of paper between 5 to 7 pages in length Citation/reference page, at least 3 to 5 references

The Origin Of The Bible

write a 1000 word article for 13-18 year olds on the origin of the bible. who were the writers? What is it? When was it written? What language was it written in? Is it reliable

Stagecraft assignment

Although this resit assignment has a slightly different structure to the Portfolio, its aims are the same. In order to successfully complete the resit you must demonstrate that you have achieved the module’s learning outcomes (which can be found on Moodle). You might find it helpful to read through the Portfolio Guidelines document, the lecture slides about it and about self-reflexive writing, and the Portfolio FAQs (all found on Moodle).

Resit task:

2500 – 3000 words (not including footnotes and appendices)

Pick an existing play. Choose one which will allow you to best demonstrate the knowledge and understanding you have gained about your specialism throughout the course (you cannot choose the same play you used in your Presentation assignment). For this resit task you will create hypothetical plans and/or designs towards a production of this play. Depending on your specialism you might want to focus on the play as a whole, or on specific scenes and/or acts. Create a minimum of six relevant documents (i.e. mood-boards, designs sketches, floor-plans, SWOTs, schedules/timelines, prop lists, budgets, risk assessments…) and include them as appendices. The main body of your writing should address the following:

– What would your main contributions be towards the production, and how would your specialism contribute towards the processes by which this hypothetical production is created, realised and managed; etc.?

– What key skills from the first part of the module might you use, why, and how would you apply them?

– What challenges might you face in your work and how you would you overcome them?

– How has your understanding about your specialism developed during the module (both in taught sessions and through your practical involvement in the project), and how is this reflected in your hypothetical production?

You must make sure to include:

– Research (using a wide range of sources such as books, articles, interviews, videos) to contextualise your work, you may also want to reference other productions and/or the work of professional designers and stage managers;

– A full bibliography;

– Appropriate and specific technical vocabulary relevant to your specialism;

– Discursive footnotes which expand upon your discussion and which make reference to the appendices;

– A conclusion which evaluates your creative process and your hypothetical work, and which summarises your key learning outcomes.

You are free to structure your writing as you see fit (using headings and sub-sections if appropriate). You should pay special care on its clarity, specificity and the overall presentation (complying with School of Arts guidelines).

Billing

Hospital and office billing are similar but there are some differences. Write a 2 page paper describing how the processes differ, including the coding books and processes, and explanations and examples of the terms prospective payment system and diagnostic related group.

Be DETAILED

Include an APA-format references page at the end in which you cite the resources other than your textbook which you use to write your paper.

Textual Essay

Choose ONE of the following texts:

Straw Dogs, by John Gray, ISBN: 978-1-86207-596-4;

http://selfhacked.com/2014/10/07/review-straw-dogs-john-gray/#15_Markets_are_run_by_hysteria_not_rationality

Descartes’ Bones, by Russell Shorto, ISBN: 9780307275660;

http://www.randomhouse.com/dd/shorto/book.html

What is Ancient Philosophy?, by Pierre Hadot, ISBN: 9780674013435;

https://www2.bc.edu/~whitakal/Pierre%20Hadot%20Review.htm

The Monk and the Philosopher, by Jean-Francois Revel & Matthieu Rocard, ISBN: 9780805211030;

http://www.enotes.com/topics/monk-philosopher

Summarize the philosophical issues raised in the text and critique ONE of the issues (minimum 5 pages single spaced)

One-Way ANOVA (Due Week 8)

Note: You must complete the discussion, “Using ANOVA to Compare Groups,” before submitting this assignment.

Assignment Preparation

Before completing this assignment:

  • Complete the related CogBooks activities.
  • Read the pdf, “ANOVA,” located in the assignment Resources section.
  • Read the Word document, “ANOVA Assignment Resources,” located in the assignment Resources section.
  • Refer to the IBM SPSS and DAA Step-by-Step guides for help in completing the assignment.

Assignment Instructions

Use the DAA Template to complete this assignment. Links to additional resources are available in the Resources area.

Reminder: The format of this SPSS assignment should be narrative with supporting statistical output (table and graphs) integrated into the narrative in the appropriate place (not all at the end of the document).

You will analyze the following variables in the grades.sav data set:

  • sectionquiz3.

Step 1: Write Section 1 of the DAA

  • Provide a context of the grades.sav data set.
  • Include a definition of the specified variables (predictor, outcome) and corresponding scales of measurement.
  • Specify the sample size of the data set.

Step 2: Write Section 2 of the DAA

  • Analyze the assumptions of the one-way ANOVA.
  • Paste the SPSS histogram output for quiz3 and discuss your visual interpretations.
  • Paste SPSS descriptives output showing skewness and kurtosis values for quiz3 and interpret them.
  • Paste SPSS output for the Shapiro-Wilk test of quiz3 and interpret it.
  • Report the results of the Levene test and interpret it.
  • Summarize whether or not the assumptions of the one-way ANOVA are met.

Step 3: Write Section 3 of the DAA

  • Specify a research question related to the one-way ANOVA.
  • Articulate the null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis.
  • Specify the alpha level.

Step 4: Write Section 4 of the DAA

  • Begin by pasting the SPSS output of the means plot and providing an interpretation.
  • Also report the means and standard deviations of quiz3 for each level of section.
  • Next, paste the SPSS ANOVA output and report the results of the F test, including:
    • Degrees of freedom.
    • F value.
    • p value.
    • Calculated effect size.
    • Interpretation of the effect size.
  • Finally, if the omnibus F is significant, provide the SPSS post-hoc (Tukey HSD) output.
    • Interpret the post-hoc tests.

Step 5: Write Section 5 of the DAA

  • Discuss the conclusions of the one-way ANOVA as it relates to the research question.
  • Conclude with an analysis of the strengths and limitations of one-way ANOVA.

Project Management

Please Read chapters 1 (Modern Project Management) and chapter 2 (Organization Strategy & Project Selection) of the link below:

http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/fayad/current.courses/cmpe203-fall2014/docs/ERM/Project%20Management%205th%20Edition.pdf

Based on your readings and your personal experiences (feel free to include if you’ve worked anywhere related preferably of a known company) , prepare a 2 page summary (750 words maximum) of your understanding of the role of project management in today’s business environment.

Criteria:

Report demonstrates a deep and broad knowledge and appreciation of the project management issues in the described project.

High level of insights, opinion and capacity for logical thinking.

Clearly demonstrates and communicates his/her learning from the chosen project and the assignment process.

The report is excellently written using formal business language and a fluent writing style. The report is 500-750 words and follows the prescribed format

Deliver the Value: IKEA Case Study

Week 5 Assignment

Your assignment this week is to review the IKEA Case Study below. While reviewing it, consider it as background information for your upcoming presentation to the IKEA Senior Management Team. More details on your upcoming PowerPoint presentation to the management team are provided at the end of the case study guidelines.

Deliver the Value: IKEA Case Study

IKEA is a Swedish-owned global business founded in 1943. The business generates annual revenues of 27 billion euros and employs 139,000 people in 298 stores and 26 countries. The values and design philosophy of the founder continue to underpin the brand. These values might be summed up as frugal, democratic, environmentally aware, and design oriented. IKEA has become synonymous with Swedish lifestyle. The stores are virtually identical across the globe and sell a range of globally sourced flat-packed furniture products as well as a range of related furnishings for the home—the stores offer customers a Swedish experience by incorporating restaurants and a variety of customer services intended to simplify the shopping process (e.g., childcare). What is interesting about IKEA is that customers have become a significant part of the value creating process—customers play a key role in terms of logistics and in production. By performing the assembly of the flat-packed furniture, customers complete the final stages in the production process. In terms of logistics, the customer “moves” goods from warehouse-style storage through the checkout, and then transports the goods home. The trade-off for the consumer is lower prices and immediate gratification—furniture is typically sold using just in time (JIT) inventory management, which means that once a customer has placed an order, the furniture then goes into production and is delivered to the customer’s home some 3–4 months later.

IKEA’s senior management has in the past pursued an aggressive expansion policy, but management is currently changing direction, adopting a slower rate of expansion and investing in existing stores. The company plans to increase sales by 10% a year to 2020, thereby doubling annual sales revenues. Management is concerned about how expansion in the BRIC countries, particularly India and China, is pursued. There are fears about preserving the company’s culture in these huge markets (Milne, 2013).

Sources:
http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/this-is-ikea/company-information/index.html

Milne, R. (2013, September 1). Ikea signals slower expansion. Financial Times.

What do you think? What would you do? What problems do you foresee and how will this impact IKEA’s Swedish concept? Please recommend a marketing solution that will help IKEA achieve growth in either India or China based on your understanding of the place P and how delivering the value is evolving.

Please use the case study guidelines below to perform a brief analysis, identify the problem, suggest alternative solutions, and make recommendations for the implementation of the solution that you believe is the best fit.
Case Study Guidelines
1. Analysis of the Current Situation—The proper context must be established for the case analysis. Please provide a SWOT analysis in a SWOT box.

• Research: Identify the key environmental factors such as industry trends, level of competitiveness, customer perceptions, legal considerations, and evolving technology at the outset of the analysis.

• Summarize the key aspects of the internal environment of the firm in terms of strengths and weaknesses and the external environment in terms of opportunities and threats to the firm in your SWOT box.
2. The Target Market—Identify your target market: Who is your target customer? In terms of demographics and lifestyle, what aspects of consumer behavior provide insights into this group of customers?

3. The Problem—Identification of key problem(s). It is easy to identify symptoms of problems while failing to identify the real problems. For example, declining sales may be identified as a problem, when the decline is only symptomatic of more complex problems that are harder to observe. Make a clear distinction between what is identified as the problem and the symptoms of the problems.

4. Alternative Solutions—Identify and evaluate alternatives. Develop reasonable alternatives and evaluate them in terms of feasibility, projected costs advantages, disadvantages, and potential short-term and long-term consequences.

5. Recommended Course of Action—Select a course of action and provide the appropriate strategies and tactics to accomplish the chosen course. Justify your choice in terms of your analysis. As most practitioners know, charting a course of action can be a difficult job, but implementation is the true challenge. Produce a workable action plan that would have a reasonable probability of success in the implementation phase.

This assignment will be a presentation using PowerPoint. Develop a set of at least five (5) PowerPoint slides to present the findings of your analysis. Some additional research is expected. The IKEA website is highly informative. Use APA format and include an additional slide with your sources. Assume that your analysis will be presented to the IKEA senior management team and that your job depends on it!
Grading Rubric:
Outline Points Description
Best Practices
Followed 15/15 At least 5 slides that follow provided best practices:
• First slide should include the Title of the Presentation, Student’s name, Course Name and Number, Professor’s name and date submitted
• Each slide should have a clear and meaningful title
• Keep text to a minimum, limit slides to five bullet points
• Use simple, non-distracting slide design with easy-to-read font
• Add meaningful graphics but do not use animations or sound files in a recorded Presentation
Analysis of Situation/SWOT 15/15 The proper context must be established for the case analysis. Please provide a SWOT analysis in a SWOT box.
Target Market 15/15 Identify your target market: Who is your target customer? In terms of demographics and lifestyle, what aspects of consumer behavior provide insights into this group of customers?
Problem 15/15 Identification of key problem(s). It is easy to identify symptoms of problems while failing to identify the real problems. For example, declining sales may be identified as a problem, when the decline is only symptomatic of more complex problems that are harder to observe. Make a clear distinction between what is identified as the problem and the symptoms of the problems.
Alternative Solutions 15/15 Identify and evaluate alternatives. Develop reasonable alternatives and evaluate them in terms of feasibility, projected costs advantages, disadvantages, and potential short-term and long-term consequences.
Final Solution Proposal 15/15 Select a course of action and provide the appropriate strategies and tactics to accomplish the chosen course. Justify your choice in terms of your analysis. As most practitioners know, charting a course of action can be a difficult job, but implementation is the true challenge. Produce a workable action plan that would have a reasonable probability of success in the implementation phase.
Editing, spelling, grammar; Sources on last slide in APA format 10/10 Written at a graduate level, more than 5 error results in 0 points.
Total 100 Notes to student.

Strategic Thinking

Who is responsible for strategic thinking? Do small business owners need to perform strategic planning or just large firms? Why do you think large companies would be willing to pay business students to propose solutions to their strategic dilemmas instead of relying on experienced business people? Think about the three levels of planning O, T, & S (do you remember these?). Then place yourself in the shoes of the small business founder/owner (the Entrepreneur) and think though the discussion questions. After you have formulated your thoughts, then place yourself in the shoes of the large corporate business executive and walk through the decisions process again. Does your thought process change as you transition from one perspective to the other? Explain your thoughts on your answer. It is meant to be a mental exercise to help you to creatively view things from multiple perspectives.

SWOT Analysis assignment

Compose a SWOT analysis regarding your position as a student. What are your academic strengths and weaknesses? What opportunities and threats present themselves during the course of your schooling?

Small Business Survival

According to the Small Business Administration: Small Business Survival Rates Small Business Openings & Closings in 2008: •    There were 627,200 new businesses, 595,600 business closures and 43,546 bankruptcies. •    Seven out of 10 new employer firms survive at least two years, and about half survive five years. •    Findings do not differ greatly across industry sectors. Sources: U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, September 2009 Describe how two of the techniques described in Chapter 6 might help prevent a person from starting a business that is doomed to fail. You may use a particular business, i.e. restaurant, fitness club or salon, for an example in your explanation. Chapter 6 has a lot of really cool planning answers strategic analysis tools. Which of these tools would you use? Why did you choose the ones you did? How would you combine them to achieve the greatest level success in the process of planning a new venture?

McDonalds Decision Making Process

Use the following link to watch a short video regarding the strategic decision making process of McDonalds: http://websites.swlearning.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20b&product_isbn_issn=9780324353891&discipline_number=416 I suggest you copy and paste the link into a new browser. Once open click on the word “Videos” on the left, then choose the Chapter 5 video link. The top Quicktime link works the best. Describe and cite examples of how McDonalds executives followed the Problem Solving and Decision Making chart in Exhibit 5-1 (page 150 in the hard copy of the text). Use at least a paragraph for each step in the process. In what critical areas did the organization need to change their focus from short term planning to a long term process? Do you think the outcome of McDonald’s problem solving was successful?

Technology and Productivity

What is it about using a BlackBerry (or another brand of personal digital assistant) that many managers believe increases their productivity?  Do you think this thinking is correct or does the manager just feel more busy, and therefore feel more productive?

In what ways might checking e-mail frequently interfere with effective problem solving?

Think about how you use technology in your life.

o    Is technology the tool that we would like it to be?

o    Does it help or hinder your productivity?

o    How can you harness these technological tools so they become more help than hindrance?

Position paper: WHY SHOULD PEOPLE BE ORGAN DONORS

Submit a position paper of approximately 4000 words (8-12 pages typed, double spaced pages following apa guidelines, not including cover page, abstract or reference pages in the 8-12 page requirement)

Title pg

Abstract pg (page 2)

Body of Paper (8-12 pages)

include correct in text citations following apa guidelines. complete Copies of all sources: all online, electronic sources, books, journals or periodicals.

Complete copy of periodicals. Meaning I need the actual copies of all sources.

Paper must include documented references to at least 8 scholarly sources. You must have more scholarly sources than general knowledge sources.

 

THE POSITION THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN (THIS IS AN ARGUMENTATIVE PAPER):

Planning an Inventory Audit

You will analyze a company’s current inventory setup and determine the course of action to take to audit the client’s inventory. In order to successfully audit inventory, a thorough plan must be devised to ensure all facets are accounted for.

The Crafty Craft Corner has been asked by its bank to perform an audit, which it has never done before. Part of this audit is to perform a year-end physical inventory. The store uses a periodic inventory system, as management does not feel it’s necessary to track every bead and button sold.

  • As the auditor hired to perform the inventory audit, what are your recommendations to the store management to prepare for the audit?
  • Would you suggest they implement a perpetual inventory system? What documentation would you request the managers create regarding their inventory?
  • What other steps would you recommend to ensure a smooth process?

Contracting Process Paper

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you explain the process for conducting and closing procurements. Include the following: •Outline and explain high-level process steps for conducting project procurements. •Outline and explain contract administration policies and procedures. •Describe tools and techniques for the contract administration process, including the following: ◦Contract change control process ◦Procurement performance reviews ◦Inspections and audits ◦Performance reporting ◦Payment process (n/30, n/60, and so forth) ◦Records management system (RMS) •Describe conflict resolution techniques used while managing contractual relationships. •Outline steps to be taken to close out project procurements. •Explain the importance of closing project procurements and accounts. •Examine external influences on the procurement and risk management process. •Analyze the relationship between the risk response plan and the external influences.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

ME4 Problem: Transfer Pricing – Parker Corporation

Parker Corporation has two divisions, Ajax and Defco. Both are profit centers. One of the products Ajax manufactures is electrical fitting 1726, which is protected under patent and, thus,is not available from any other source. Its variable costs are $4.25 per unit, and its normal sales price is $7.50.Defco has just been awarded an Air Force contract for the manufacture of a special brake unit.Because Defco was only operating at 50% capacity, it purposefully bid low to increase itschances of winning the contract in what, the manager believed, would be a very competitive process, due to the sagging state of the defense contracting and airline manufacturing industries.The brake’s bid sheet shows:Purchased parts from outside vendors $22.50Ajax electrical fitting 1726 5.00Other variable costs 14.00Standard variable manufacturing and delivery costs 41.50Indirect cost markup for fixed factory overhead,administration costs, and profit 8.00Brake bid price $49.50

Required –

  1. Recommend whether or not Ajax should supply fitting 1726 to Defco. b. Discuss whether a transfer is in Parker’s long-run economic interest.