Describe the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Yaron exhibited as the commander of a battalion for theevacuation operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior. Discuss the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.

Read the case study titled “A Peaceful Evacuation: Building a Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward.” before starting this assignment.
Write a 3-5 pages paper in which you:
Describe the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Yaron exhibited as the commander of a battalion for theevacuation operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior. Discuss the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.
Analyze the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Daniel exhibited as he took center stage to lead this complex military operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior, assessing the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.
Compare and contrast the leadership styles of Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel. Provide three (3) examples of the similarities and differences between these project leaders, and discuss how each leader might address contemporary leadership issues and challenges in Israel today.
Discuss Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel interrelationship using Jung theory and the four (4) personality traits. Provide three (3) examples of how Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel personality and leadership style might enhance or hinder team performance for the complex military operation in this case study.
Your assignment must:
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:
Apply the concepts of project leadership to implement sound leadership practices and effectively lead high-performance teams in a project environment.
Determine the most appropriate leadership style (e.g., directive, consultative, participative, or delegative) in a projectenvironment to effectively manage the project.
Analyze the project team using Jung theory and the four personality traits to understand  human behavior and motivate team members
Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management leadership.
Write clearly and concisely about project management leadership using proper writing mechanics.

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The importance of culture on any managerial decisions can be perceived on two different layers: the corporate culture and the national culture. Globalization compels companies to internationalize, so they must choose a strategy that enables them to remain competitive in a global marketplace. A company’s strategy defines its future, and correct planning and implementation is key to the company’s success or failure. Companies face an environment often perceived as hostile and unstable, and they need to redefine their strategy, giving it a new orientation. Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate at least three different scholarly sources on cultural impact on management and strategy. Discuss the following: Based on previous experiences and the information you derive from the literature, is it your perception that many companies are really concerned about the importance of corporate culture and national culture when defining their strategy? Explain your position with some real-world examples. What role can either corporate or national culture play in defining a strategy? Write your initial response in a minimum of 400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. By Friday, January 31, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Literature Review For this assignment, you will conduct a literature review of the four-frame model discussed in this course. To complete this assignment, you will choose three peer-reviewed articles from the required reading section of this course and four from the University online library. You will analyze and synthesize the materials to compose a 5–7-page paper of your analysis. This literature review will be the basis of your LASA assignment in this course during Module 7. Before you begin, review the directions of the LASA assignment to familiarize yourself with its requirements. The purpose of this literature review is for you to practice: Critically reading and understanding the articles and how to tie the concepts together Synthesizing the various concepts and results of the review Writing a collective analysis of the articles that will help you address the topic of the final assignment Directions: Choose a minimum of three articles from the required reading list provided in the course and four from the Argosy University online library databases. Your selected articles should discuss some aspects of the four-frame model discussed in the course. Ensure that your selected articles reflect a blend of research that has contributed to generation of applicable theories as well as a critique and affirmation of the specific theories. Develop an introduction on the background of the topic, the four-frame model, and the purpose of the literature review. Analyze the seven articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the seven selected articles. Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme. Based on your analysis from the seven selected articles, conclude by explaining the importance of applying the four-frame model and its impact on successful management and leadership. Remember, a literature review is not simply a summary of the articles; it is a synthesis of the many ideas and concepts presented in the various articles. Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least seven 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.

The importance of culture on any managerial decisions can be perceived on two different layers: the corporate culture and the national culture. Globalization compels companies to internationalize, so they must choose a strategy that enables them to remain competitive in a global marketplace. A company’s strategy defines its future, and correct planning and implementation is key to the company’s success or failure. Companies face an environment often perceived as hostile and unstable, and they need to redefine their strategy, giving it a new orientation.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate at least three different scholarly sources on cultural impact on management and strategy. Discuss the following:
Based on previous experiences and the information you derive from the literature, is it your perception that many companies are really concerned about the importance of corporate culture and national culture when defining their strategy? Explain your position with some real-world examples.
What role can either corporate or national culture play in defining a strategy?

Write your initial response in a minimum of 400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Friday, January 31, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area

Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Literature Review

For this assignment, you will conduct a literature review of the four-frame model discussed in this course. To complete this assignment, you will choose three peer-reviewed articles from the required reading section of this course and four from the University online library. You will analyze and synthesize the materials to compose a 5–7-page paper of your analysis.

This literature review will be the basis of your LASA assignment in this course during Module 7. Before you begin, review the directions of the LASA assignment to familiarize yourself with its requirements.

The purpose of this literature review is for you to practice:
Critically reading and understanding the articles and how to tie the concepts together
Synthesizing the various concepts and results of the review
Writing a collective analysis of the articles that will help you address the topic of the final assignment

Directions:
Choose a minimum of three articles from the required reading list provided in the course and four from the Argosy University online library databases. Your selected articles should discuss some aspects of the four-frame model discussed in the course. Ensure that your selected articles reflect a blend of research that has contributed to generation of applicable theories as well as a critique and affirmation of the specific theories.
Develop an introduction on the background of the topic, the four-frame model, and the purpose of the literature review.
Analyze the seven articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the seven selected articles.
Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme.
Based on your analysis from the seven selected articles, conclude by explaining the importance of applying the four-frame model and its impact on successful management and leadership.

Remember, a literature review is not simply a summary of the articles; it is a synthesis of the many ideas and concepts presented in the various articles.

Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least seven 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.

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1. 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. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 2. Describe the role of “green” sourcing strategies in logistics design, and how an organization may be affected by this approach. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. 3. Go to the International Chamber of Commerce (http://www.iccwbo.org/incoterms) Web site. In 200 to 300 words, describe an Incoterm that may not be covered in the text. A good source for such material is in the F.A.Q. section of the Web site. Be sure to respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. 4. The text describes problems exporters have with letters of credit. Since letters of credit transactions are document-based, the slightest discrepancies between documents can snag a transaction. In 200 to 300 words, describe how an organization can mitigate one risk in writing a letter of credit. Be sure to respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

1. 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.

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

2. Describe the role of “green” sourcing strategies in logistics design, and

how an organization may be affected by this approach. Respond to at least

two of your classmates’ postings.

3. Go to the International Chamber of Commerce

(http://www.iccwbo.org/incoterms) Web site. In 200 to 300 words, describe an

Incoterm that may not be covered in the text. A good source for such

material is in the F.A.Q. section of the Web site. Be sure to respond to at

least two of your classmates’ posts.

4. The text describes problems exporters have with letters of credit. Since

letters of credit transactions are document-based, the slightest

discrepancies between documents can snag a transaction.  In 200 to 300

words, describe how an organization can mitigate one risk in writing a

letter of credit. Be sure to respond to at least two of your classmates’

posts.

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The storage and representation of numbers in a computer can lead to costly mistakes because of precision errors. When using floating point numbers, one must make sure that the correct number of digits is used in a calculation because rounding errors can produce values that lead to errors. Consider the floating point format, exponential format, and binary coded decimal (BCD). Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: 1. Analyze the floating point format in order to: Determine how floating point numbers are stored in memory. Discuss the ease or difficulty of manipulating and using floating point numbers in arithmetic calculations. 2. Determine whether or not you believe that the floating point format is memory efficient. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Analyze the format used to store numbers using the binary coded decimal format. Determine whether the BCD format is more or less memory efficient than the floating point format. Compare and contrast the BCD format to the floating point format in terms of: precision performance in calculations memory usage Select the format (floating point format, binary coded decimal (BCD), or exponential format) that you would recommend for processing efficiency and explain why. Floating point numbers can introduce rounding errors in the banking industry, which may lead to financial benefit for the bank but not for the customer. Analyze the ethics of knowingly benefitting from rounding errors. Propose a plan on how the rounding error should be handled. Differentiate between the exponential format and the floating point format in terms of: format processing speed accuracy Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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: Summarize CPU data types and common data structures. Develop an enterprise architecture plan to address and solve a proposed business ethical problem. Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.

The storage and representation of numbers in a computer can lead to costly mistakes because of precision errors. When using floating point numbers, one must make sure that the correct number of digits is used in a calculation because rounding errors can produce values that lead to errors. Consider the floating point format, exponential format, and binary coded decimal (BCD).

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

1. Analyze the floating point format in order to:

Determine how floating point numbers are stored in memory.

Discuss the ease or difficulty of manipulating and using floating point numbers in arithmetic calculations.

2. Determine whether or not you believe that the floating point format is memory efficient. Provide a rationale to support your answer.

Analyze the format used to store numbers using the binary coded decimal format. Determine whether the BCD format is more or less memory efficient than the floating point format.

Compare and contrast the BCD format to the floating point format in terms of:

precision

performance in calculations

memory usage

Select the format (floating point format, binary coded decimal (BCD), or exponential format) that you would recommend for processing efficiency and explain why.

Floating point numbers can introduce rounding errors in the banking industry, which may lead to financial benefit for the bank but not for the customer. Analyze the ethics of knowingly benefitting from rounding errors. Propose a plan on how the rounding error should be handled.

Differentiate between the exponential format and the floating point format in terms of:

format

processing speed

accuracy

Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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:

Summarize CPU data types and common data structures.

Develop an enterprise architecture plan to address and solve a proposed business ethical problem.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.

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You are the lead software engineer at a large educational institution consisting of twenty three (23) campuses located across the Midwestern United States. Your team has been asked to spearhead an effort to implement a new software program that will serve as a centralized student information center for all of your online students. This system is being designed to reduce the cost of managing students’ information and to automate the processes associated with this information. The total online enrollment currently stands at 10,000 students. As the project manager you will need to decide whether to utilize the Scrum approach to project management or a more conventional, plan-based approach. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: 1. Describe your approach in managing this project through both a Scrum-based approach and a plan-based software engineering approach. 2. Identify how to address the most challenging aspects of this software development project under both approaches and describe how to address such challenges to ensure a successful outcome. 3. Develop a visual rendering of each approach using Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length. 4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a Scrum approach compared to a plan-based approach based on the following factors: 1. Planning the allocation of people to projects 2. Estimating the cost of projects 3. Maintaining team cohesion 4. Managing changes in project team membership 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. · Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: · Summarize the competitive advantages software engineering presents to organizations. · Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering. · Describe the role of Agile methods in software engineering projects. · Use technology and information resources to research issues in software engineering. · Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

You are the lead software engineer at a large educational institution consisting of twenty three (23) campuses located across the Midwestern United States. Your team has been asked to spearhead an effort to implement a new software program that will serve as a centralized student information center for all of your online students. This system is being designed to reduce the cost of managing students’ information and to automate the processes associated with this information. The total online enrollment currently stands at 10,000 students. As the project manager you will need to decide whether to utilize the Scrum approach to project management or a more conventional, plan-based approach.

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

1. Describe your approach in managing this project through both a Scrum-based approach and a plan-based software engineering approach.

2. Identify how to address the most challenging aspects of this software development project under both approaches and describe how to address such challenges to ensure a successful outcome.

3. Develop a visual rendering of each approach using Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a Scrum approach compared to a plan-based approach based on the following factors:

1. Planning the allocation of people to projects

2. Estimating the cost of projects

3. Maintaining team cohesion

4. Managing changes in project team membership

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.

· Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Summarize the competitive advantages software engineering presents to organizations.

· Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering.

· Describe the role of Agile methods in software engineering projects.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in software engineering.

· Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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Please describe a specific challenge in your community, organization, industry, or country. Include what you believe to be the key barriers to resolving this challenge. (275 words max)* I will need a 200 words preview first, I will assign to the best preview writer. Second part: Taking the challenge you described above, please describe the steps you would like to take to address this challenge. Please explain the skills and resources that you possess as well as those that you would need to acquire in order to effectively address this challenge

Please describe a specific challenge in your community, organization, industry, or country. Include what you believe to be the key barriers to resolving this challenge. (275 words max)* I will need a 200 words preview first, I will assign to the best preview writer.
Second part:
Taking the challenge you described above, please describe the steps you would like to take to address this challenge. Please explain the skills and resources that you possess as well as those that you would need to acquire in order to effectively address this challenge

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Assess the vulnerabilities of an organization’s hardware and software systems, transmission media, local area networks, wide area networks, enterprise networks, Intranets, and its use of the Internet to cyber intrusions. Competencies: Critical thinking Instructions: In 8 -10 double-spaced pages develop an argument for what you believe is the single most important cybersecurity vulnerability facing IT managers today. The paper should include at a minimum a complete description of the vulnerability, the reasons why it is the most important, the impact of this vulnerability on organizations and how organizations can best address its potential impacts. (Note: A vulnerability is a security weakness; a vulnerability is not a security threat.) Prepare your paper in Word. Include a minimum of 5 sources. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.

Assess the vulnerabilities of an organization’s hardware and software systems, transmission media, local area networks, wide area networks, enterprise networks, Intranets, and its use of the Internet to cyber intrusions.

Competencies: Critical thinking

Instructions: In 8 -10 double-spaced pages develop an argument for what you believe is the single most important cybersecurity vulnerability facing IT managers today. The paper should include at a minimum a complete description of the vulnerability, the reasons why it is the most important, the impact of this vulnerability on organizations and how organizations can best address its potential impacts. (Note: A vulnerability is a security weakness; a vulnerability is not a security threat.)

Prepare your paper in Word. Include a minimum of 5 sources. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.

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You are asked to complete a Research Paper for this course. Choose a business ethics topic related to your profession or this course. A Research Paper is an opportunity for you to practice and improve your research and writing skills. Plus, it allows you to review the details that others have observed and researched in the industry. Review sources with specific questions in mind (i.e., Does this article support my topic? How does this article apply to my topic? How am I going to use the details of this article in my paper?). The Research Paper must meet the following requirements: ? include a topic associated with your profession or this course; ? include at least 10 peer-reviewed articles as sources; and ? use APA Style. Format your Research Paper using APA Style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. Prepare your assignment in Course Textbook Hartman, L. P., & DesJardins, J. R. (2008). Business ethics: Decision-making for personal integrity & social responsibility. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.

You are asked to complete a Research Paper for this course. Choose a business ethics topic related to your profession or this course. A Research Paper is an opportunity for you to practice and improve your research and writing skills. Plus, it allows you to review the details that others have observed and researched in the industry. Review sources with specific questions in mind (i.e., Does this article support my topic? How does this article apply to my topic? How am I going to use the details of this article in my paper?). The Research Paper must meet the following requirements:

 

? include a topic associated with your profession or this course;
? include at least 10 peer-reviewed articles as sources; and
? use APA Style.
Format your Research Paper using APA Style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. Prepare your assignment in
Course Textbook
Hartman, L. P., & DesJardins, J. R. (2008). Business ethics: Decision-making for personal integrity & social responsibility. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.

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The goal of this assignment is to research and report on the origins of vernacular language, and its spread while also providing evidence of Latin’s influence on all Western languages. Choose 1 native language spoken in Europe, discuss the origins of the vernacular language and describe how the language spread. As a whole, in what ways has Latin influenced Western language development?

Early scholarly and philosophical manuscripts were in Greek. However, by the 5th century CE—and onward—language was mainly spread by conquests, trades, religious affiliations, technological advancements or entertainment. For example, as the geographic territory under Roman control grew, the use of Latin as a common language also spread. In areas under Roman control, Latin was the spoken and written language of the courts and commerce, as well as the language of the Christian church. As the Roman Empire expanded, Latin served as a common language that allowed for people of diverse linguistic backgrounds to be able to communicate.

Onward and by the early 14th century, the trend toward the use of vernacular language had spread throughout most of Europe. As monarchies throughout the region began to consolidate, the use of vernacular languages contributed to an increasing nationalism, or feeling of pride in one’s own nation, and in this case among people of similar linguistic backgrounds. People began to feel more connected to local leaders than they did to influences from afar. These sociopolitical shifts, along with the development of moveable type (the printing press), helped to ensure the success of the vernacular languages during the Renaissance.

Assignment

The goal of this assignment is to research and report on the origins of vernacular language, and its spread while also providing evidence of Latin’s influence on all Western languages.
Choose 1 native language spoken in Europe, discuss the origins of the vernacular language and describe how the language spread.
As a whole, in what ways has Latin influenced Western language development?

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Access articles about the history, business approaches, management, and marketing of Eastman Kodak and Fujifilm. Eastman Kodak has been a developer and pioneer of photographic films for over 130 years. Although it invented the digital camera, the company was unprepared for the rapid changes in new technologies and filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012. Fujifilm, a Japanese competitor, on the other hand, has been successful in the U.S. and global markets. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Describe the history and core business of each company. Compare and contrast the approach to management that each company has pursued in order to embrace innovation. Determine what other management differences have impacted the relative success of Kodak and Fujifilm. Provide specific examples to support your response. Evaluate each company’s approach to ethics and social responsibility and the impact those approaches have had on each company’s profitability. Discuss the extent to which management of both companies adapted to changing market conditions. Recommend three (3) ways any company should build in flexibility to back up its decision-making process in order to adapt to changing market conditions.

Access articles about the history, business approaches, management, and marketing of Eastman Kodak and Fujifilm. Eastman Kodak has been a developer and pioneer of photographic films for over 130 years. Although it invented the digital camera, the company was unprepared for the rapid changes in new technologies and filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012. Fujifilm, a Japanese competitor, on the other hand, has been successful in the U.S. and global markets.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Describe the history and core business of each company.
Compare and contrast the approach to management that each company has pursued in order to embrace innovation.
Determine what other management differences have impacted the relative success of Kodak and Fujifilm. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Evaluate each company’s approach to ethics and social responsibility and the impact those approaches have had on each company’s profitability.

Discuss the extent to which management of both companies adapted to changing market conditions.
Recommend three (3) ways any company should build in flexibility to back up its decision-making process in order to adapt to changing market conditions.

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Present an overview of leadership and select a leadership focus area to discuss in the paper. Use the readings from the Northouse text (but not a book report) and scholarly resources on this topic/focus area (peer reviewed). Read two resources, and write a 3-5 page paper (not counting title and reference pages) summarizing what you have learned from the reading about leadership in general and this topic. This is NOT a summary of the book, but a thematic graduate approach to explore the topic. Use proper APA formatting; include a title page, reference page; write in third person

Present an overview of leadership and select a leadership focus area to discuss in the paper. Use the readings from the Northouse text (but not a book report) and scholarly resources on this topic/focus area (peer reviewed). Read two resources, and write a 3-5 page paper (not counting title and reference pages) summarizing what you have learned from the reading about leadership in general and this topic. This is NOT a summary of the book, but a thematic graduate approach to explore the topic. Use proper APA formatting; include a title page, reference page; write in third person

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Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity. Use evidence (quotes) from the poem and textbook to help support your claims. Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity.

Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity. Use evidence (quotes) from the poem and textbook to help support your claims.

Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity.

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An Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Fostering Programs This order is going to form a part of “literature review” section of an academic report. The main purpose of the report is to familiarize the reader with basic literature in the field of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship fostering programs in general. The following issues should be taken into consideration: • The report should be written under the attached file format. • Number of the pages should be 15 to 20 (in the current format) • Number of references should be at least 30. • The priority of using references is as following: a. journal papers b. books/book chapters c. professional journals/periodicals/newspapers articles. Undoubtedly the highest weight should be assigned to the first option (journal papers). • Plagiarism is not tolerated (reports will be checked with a professional aca-demic plagiarism detector (iThenticate)). • The flow of the story (report) should make sense. It means that each chapter/sub-chapter should be logically connected to the previous and next chap-ter/subchapter. • Proper use of diagrams, pictures, and tables is highly recommended. • In the case of need you can add proper sub-chapters to the current format. • The citation method should be Harvard-Anglia (2008) • The work result should be uploaded/discussed and checked in regular intervals (every 3 days) • Each uploaded part will be checked and commented in less than 5 hours after uploading. • In case you’re busy with your education, job, or another order, and this will not let you to put maximum effort and concentration on the project, you’re kindly requested not to bid for this project. I’ve had bad experiences with false promises here in Thepresenters.com and don’t want it to happen again. • In case of need I can provide you with relevant papers, books, etc. as references.

An Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Fostering Programs

This order is going to form a part of “literature review” section of an academic report. The main purpose of the report is to familiarize the reader with basic literature in the field of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship fostering programs in general.

The following issues should be taken into consideration:
• The report should be written under the attached file format.
• Number of the pages should be 15 to 20 (in the current format)
• Number of references should be at least 30.
• The priority of using references is as following: a. journal papers b. books/book chapters c. professional journals/periodicals/newspapers articles. Undoubtedly the highest weight should be assigned to the first option (journal papers).
• Plagiarism is not tolerated (reports will be checked with a professional aca-demic plagiarism detector (iThenticate)).
• The flow of the story (report) should make sense. It means that each chapter/sub-chapter should be logically connected to the previous and next chap-ter/subchapter.
• Proper use of diagrams, pictures, and tables is highly recommended.
• In the case of need you can add proper sub-chapters to the current format.
• The citation method should be Harvard-Anglia (2008)
• The work result should be uploaded/discussed and checked in regular intervals (every 3 days)
• Each uploaded part will be checked and commented in less than 5 hours after uploading.
• In case you’re busy with your education, job, or another order, and this will not let you to put maximum effort and concentration on the project, you’re kindly requested not to bid for this project. I’ve had bad experiences with false promises here in Thepresenters.com and don’t want it to happen again.
• In case of need I can provide you with relevant papers, books, etc. as references.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Instructions
1. Entrepreneurship
1.1 Definition
1.2 Entrepreneurial process
1.3 Entrepreneurship and Technology
1.4 Entrepreneurial Thinking
1.5 Entrepreneurship Fostering Programs
References

1. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This chapter discusses the entrepreneurship in general scale. It covers the general issues of entrepreneurship and its economic/social/etc. impacts and implications.
1.1 Definition
Discusses different definitions of entrepreneurship, different approaches and points of views.
1.2 Entrepreneurial process
Different stages of entrepreneurship and start-up/spin-off life cycle in general
1.3 Entrepreneurship and Technology
The role of High-tech entrepreneur, entrepreneurship (Oakey, R. P., 2012. High-technology Entrepreneurship, Routledge)

1.4 Entrepreneurial Thinking
Discusses the subject of entrepreneurial thinking and related issues.
1.5 Entrepreneurship Fostering Programs
Discusses different entrepreneurship fostering models/methods in general such as:
– Business incubators
– Business accelerators
– Etc.

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Assignment 1: A Peaceful Evacuation: Building a Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward Read the weekly assigned chapters and view the lectures before beginning the assignment. Read the case study titled “A Peaceful Evacuation: Building a Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward.” before starting this assignment. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: Describe the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Yaron exhibited as the commander of a battalion for the evacuation operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior. Discuss the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response. Analyze the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Daniel exhibited as he took center stage to lead this complex military operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior, assessing the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response. Compare and contrast the leadership styles of Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel. Provide three (3) examples of the similarities and differences between these project leaders, and discuss how each leader might address contemporary leadership issues and challenges in Israel today. Discuss Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel interrelationship using Jung theory and the four (4) personality traits. Provide three (3) examples of how Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel personality and leadership style might enhance or hinder team performance for the complex military operation in this case study.

Assignment 1: A Peaceful Evacuation: Building a Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward
Read the weekly assigned chapters and view the lectures before beginning the assignment.
Read the case study titled “A Peaceful Evacuation: Building a Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward.” before starting this assignment.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Describe the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Yaron exhibited as the commander of a battalion for the evacuation operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior. Discuss the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.
Analyze the leadership style that Lieutenant Colonel Daniel exhibited as he took center stage to lead this complex military operation. Provide three (3) examples of his leadership actions and behavior, assessing the pros and cons in each example you describe to support the response.
Compare and contrast the leadership styles of Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel. Provide three (3) examples of the similarities and differences between these project leaders, and discuss how each leader might address contemporary leadership issues and challenges in Israel today.
Discuss Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel interrelationship using Jung theory and the four (4) personality traits. Provide three (3) examples of how Lieutenant Colonel Yaron and Lieutenant Colonel Daniel personality and leadership style might enhance or hinder team performance for the complex military operation in this case study.

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Write a five to six (6) page paper in which you: 1. Describe the various types of management careers that can be offered within each industry (lodging and food and beverage). 2. Compare and contrast the differences between the General Management (GM) positions within the two (2) industries. 3. Analyze and describe the growth in overall employment within these two (2) industries and how this overall growth is forecasted within the next ten (10) years. 4. Recommend at least three (3) human resource practices in which each industry can better recruit and retain management talent for their respective industry. 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; 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 various career opportunities in the food service and lodging industries.  Describe the significant trends impacting the hospitality industry.  Summarize the basic procedures involved in managing a restaurant operation.  Use technology and information resources to research issues in hospitality and tourism management.  Write clearly and concisely about hospitality and tourism management using proper writing mechanics.

Write a five to six (6) page paper in which you:

1. Describe the various types of management careers that can be offered within each industry (lodging and food and beverage).

2. Compare and contrast the differences between the General Management (GM) positions within the two (2) industries.

3. Analyze and describe the growth in overall employment within these two (2) industries and how this overall growth is forecasted within the next ten (10) years.

4. Recommend at least three (3) human resource practices in which each industry can better recruit and retain management talent for their respective industry.

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; 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 various career opportunities in the food service and lodging industries.

 Describe the significant trends impacting the hospitality industry.

 Summarize the basic procedures involved in managing a restaurant operation.

 Use technology and information resources to research issues in hospitality and tourism management.

 Write clearly and concisely about hospitality and tourism management using proper writing mechanics.

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What do you believe were the key factors involved in the change of policing style from Incident-Driven Policing to the Community-Oriented Model? Do you believe it is better or worse? Explain why. How would you respond I think that police officers need to remember the oath they have take and obey it and respect it. They are hired to protect and serve and that is what matters, keeping people safe and keeping the community safe.

What do you believe were the key factors involved in the change of policing style from Incident-Driven Policing to the Community-Oriented Model? Do you believe it is better or worse? Explain why.

How would you respond I think that police officers need to remember the oath they have take and obey it and respect it. They are hired to protect and serve and that is what matters, keeping people safe and keeping the community safe.

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Explore the following questions in your essay: 
 On pages 143-146, what does the dialogue between John Grady and Don Hector reveal? What is Don Hector saying to John Grady through the stories he tells? How does the pool game act as a metaphor for the forces/traditions John Grady Cole is tampering with by pursuing Alejandra? What does the passage suggest about what Don Hector already knows? Is it a warning, an explanation or an apology? 
 Use the following structure in your essay: 
 Introduction: (1 paragraph) Your introduction should set the context for the passage: when it takes place in the narrative and in what setting, and should end with your thesis. Your thesis should respond to the essay questions. Section 1: ( 2-3 paragraphs) What does the passage reveal about the danger of John Grady’s romantic vision of life? What is Don Hector saying to John Grady through the stories he tells? How does the pool game act as a metaphor for the forces/traditions John Grady Cole is tampering with by pursuing Alejandra? (Work through the passage from beginning to end, pulling out at least 4 – 5 key words/phrases and analyzing how those words and phrases shed light on the realities of the situation.) 

 Section 2: ( 1- 2 paragraphs) What key aspects of John Grady’s character and experiences have brought him to this point? Focus on one or two aspects, so that you can thoroughly explore how those qualities and/or experiences anticipate his willful disregard of the warnings he is given. 

 Section 3: (1 paragraph) Is a warning, an explanation or an apology? What questions emerge from this moment in the story?

Explore the following questions in your essay:

On pages 143-146, what does the dialogue between John Grady and Don Hector reveal? What is Don Hector saying to John Grady through the stories he tells? How does the pool game act as a metaphor for the forces/traditions John Grady Cole is tampering with by pursuing Alejandra? What does the passage suggest about what Don Hector already knows? Is it a warning, an explanation or an apology?

Use the following structure in your essay:

Introduction: (1 paragraph) Your introduction should set the context for the passage: when it takes place in the narrative and in what setting, and should end with your thesis. Your thesis should respond to the essay questions.
Section 1: ( 2-3 paragraphs) What does the passage reveal about the danger of John Grady’s romantic vision of life? What is Don Hector saying to John Grady through the stories he tells? How does the pool game act as a metaphor for the forces/traditions John Grady Cole is tampering with by pursuing Alejandra?

(Work through the passage from beginning to end, pulling out at least 4 – 5 key words/phrases and analyzing how those words and phrases shed light on the realities of the situation.)

Section 2: ( 1- 2 paragraphs) What key aspects of John Grady’s character and experiences have brought him to this point? Focus on one or two aspects, so that you can thoroughly explore how those qualities and/or experiences anticipate his willful disregard of the warnings he is given.

Section 3: (1 paragraph) Is a warning, an explanation or an apology? What questions emerge from this moment in the story?

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Do you believe that introducing technology takes out human decision making? In your opinion, explain the pros and cons of using technology to help make decisions? how would you respond to this I do not believe that technology takes out human decision making. For instance a police officer ca use the radar to determine ones speed, but then after that it is up to the office to determine whether or not to pull the suspect over or not. Technology is great but it still depends on humans to some point to operate it. And once the human does so it is up to them to make the final decision as what to do

Do you believe that introducing technology takes out human decision making? In your opinion, explain the pros and cons of using technology to help make decisions?

how would you respond to this I do not believe that technology takes out human decision making. For instance a police officer ca use the radar to determine ones speed, but then after that it is up to the office to determine whether or not to pull the suspect over or not. Technology is great but it still depends on humans to some point to operate it. And once the human does so it is up to them to make the final decision as what to do

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Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity. Use evidence (quotes) from the poem and textbook to help support your claims.

Read Dana Gioia’s “My Confessional Sestina,” and discuss the irony in it. Then discuss some reasons learning poetic form may be beneficial to expanding creativity. Use evidence (quotes) from the poem and textbook to help support your claims.

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing a single, informal learning experience that you have had. You may describe, for example, how someone could become afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him/her emotionally, or why he/she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be a singular experience or an experience that occurs over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved in the learning experience. You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper: Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. Address how the learned experience could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing a single, informal learning experience that you have had. You may describe, for example, how someone could become afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him/her emotionally, or why he/she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be a singular experience or an experience that occurs over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved in the learning experience. You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper: Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. Address how the learned experience could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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The stated goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is to give more Americans access to health care. But relative to the topic of outsourcing, it may also be causing an increase in benefits administration outsourcing, as employers, especially those that are smaller, seek help in navigating the uncertain, complicated, ongoing health care-reform measures. When facing the massive reporting and compliance requirements required by the new health care laws, many smaller and mid-size employers will seek more outside assistance/partnering. Many of them lack the back-office support to meet the PPACA’s regulations and it is not a skill they want to make a core competency (Starner, 2011). Using the 5C model (culture, costs, competencies, compliance, competitors), analyze how new laws would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Consider examples at the local, state, and federal level of changes in laws/regulations that either increased or decreased business partnering and outsourcing. For example, why would a federal requirement for universal health care coverage increase HR outsourcing? To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper: Analyze the effects of legislation on HR outsourcing. Using the 5C model, analyze how new laws requiring universal health care would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Using the table provided in this week’s Learning Resources (Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing), do research to fill in five of the nine cells illustrating the effects of local, state, and federal legislation on HR outsourcing. Provide a brief description/explanation of each. Identify whether the legislation increased, decreased, or had no effect on HR outsourcing. Evaluate the effects of federal legislation requiring universal health care coverage on the outsourcing of health care in the U.S. From your research, describe three specific effects you think such legislation would have on outsourcing of health care. What specific actions can HR professionals take to enable employees to navigate the complexities of PPACA? Reference: Starner, T. (2011). Outsourcing health benefits grows more popular. Human Resources Executive Online. Retrieved from http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=533342142 Also note need at least 5-6 references.

The stated goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is to give more Americans access to health care. But relative to the topic of outsourcing, it may also be causing an increase in benefits administration outsourcing, as employers, especially those that are smaller, seek help in navigating the uncertain, complicated, ongoing health care-reform measures.

When facing the massive reporting and compliance requirements required by the new health care laws, many smaller and mid-size employers will seek more outside assistance/partnering. Many of them lack the back-office support to meet the PPACA’s regulations and it is not a skill they want to make a core competency (Starner, 2011).

Using the 5C model (culture, costs, competencies, compliance, competitors), analyze how new laws would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Consider examples at the local, state, and federal level of changes in laws/regulations that either increased or decreased business partnering and outsourcing. For example, why would a federal requirement for universal health care coverage increase HR outsourcing?

To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper:

Analyze the effects of legislation on HR outsourcing.
Using the 5C model, analyze how new laws requiring universal health care would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits.
Using the table provided in this week’s Learning Resources (Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing), do research to fill in five of the nine cells illustrating the effects of local, state, and federal legislation on HR outsourcing.
Provide a brief description/explanation of each.
Identify whether the legislation increased, decreased, or had no effect on HR outsourcing.
Evaluate the effects of federal legislation requiring universal health care coverage on the outsourcing of health care in the U.S.
From your research, describe three specific effects you think such legislation would have on outsourcing of health care.
What specific actions can HR professionals take to enable employees to navigate the complexities of PPACA?

Reference:
Starner, T. (2011). Outsourcing health benefits grows more popular. Human Resources Executive Online. Retrieved from http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=533342142

Also note need at least 5-6 references.

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Attend a governmental meeting to witness government in action. Such meetings include city council meetings, legislative committee meetings, zoning hearings, licensing board meetings, etc. This meeting MUST be a meeting open to the public, not an in-house agency meeting. Prepare a 750-1250 word paper detailing the experience of witnessing government in action. Do not just chronologically describe the meeting. Include details such as the number and type of people who were in attendance, observations about the conduct of those running the meeting, observations about particularly interesting agenda items, and observations made about the process in general, etc. Provide your personal insight and thoughts with respect to whether the meeting you observed was effective government in action and why or why not. 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.

Attend a governmental meeting to witness government in action. Such meetings include city council meetings, legislative committee meetings, zoning hearings, licensing board meetings, etc. This meeting MUST be a meeting open to the public, not an in-house agency meeting.

Prepare a 750-1250 word paper detailing the experience of witnessing government in action. Do not just chronologically describe the meeting. Include details such as the number and type of people who were in attendance, observations about the conduct of those running the meeting, observations about particularly interesting agenda items, and observations made about the process in general, etc.

Provide your personal insight and thoughts with respect to whether the meeting you observed was effective government in action and why or why not.

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.

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Discuss in detail how Shakespeare adapts one of his main sources for Macbeth – Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (on Canvas). What key events, character traits or motivations, quotations, etc. does he directly thieve/borrow from his source? What does he alter, exclude or expand? Why? What is the impact of these choices? Select specific, well-synthesized examples of Shakespeare’s adaptation of his source for your discussion. OR, Option 2) One of the main sources for Antony and Cleopatra is North’s translation of Plutarch’s Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans. Compare the excerpt I have provided on Canvas from the “Life of Marcus Antonius” in Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans to Shakespeare’s famous barge speech by Enorbarbus in 2.2. What diction, imagery and thematic ideas does Shakespeare borrow? What changes does Shakespeare make to the description of Cleopatra on the Nile and what is the impact of these? How (and why) has Shakespeare adapted this passage from his source material?

Discuss in detail how Shakespeare adapts one of his main sources for Macbeth – Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (on Canvas). What key events, character traits or motivations, quotations, etc. does he directly thieve/borrow from his source? What does he alter, exclude or expand? Why? What is the impact of these choices? Select specific, well-synthesized examples of Shakespeare’s adaptation of his source for your discussion.

OR,

Option 2)

One of the main sources for Antony and Cleopatra is North’s translation of Plutarch’s Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans. Compare the excerpt I have provided on Canvas from the “Life of Marcus Antonius” in Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans to Shakespeare’s famous barge speech by Enorbarbus in 2.2. What diction, imagery and thematic ideas does Shakespeare borrow? What changes does Shakespeare make to the description of Cleopatra on the Nile and what is the impact of these? How (and why) has Shakespeare adapted this passage from his source material?

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Six page paper: concerning the four major threats of biodiversity, including pollution, overexploitation, habitat destruction, and invasive species. Paper must include relevant and recent information concerning local examples of the four major threats (New England, or at least northeastern USA). All sources must be cited.

Six page paper: concerning the four major threats of biodiversity, including pollution, overexploitation, habitat destruction, and invasive species. Paper must include relevant and recent information concerning local examples of the four major threats (New England, or at least northeastern USA). All sources must be cited.

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Explain, in detail, the following information: Briefly list and describe what you view as four of the main powers and privileges granted to Congress in the Constitution. Explain how Congress might create tensions with the Executive branch by exercising these powers. Provide your perspective on why Congress was given these powers and not the President.

Explain, in detail, the following information:
Briefly list and describe what you view as four of the main powers and privileges granted to Congress in the Constitution.
Explain how Congress might create tensions with the Executive branch by exercising these powers.
Provide your perspective on why Congress was given these powers and not the President.

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Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the 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 an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you: 1. Choose the two (2) segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in which it operates. 2. Considering the five (5) forces of competition, choose the two (2) that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces in the recent past. 3. With the same two (2) forces in mind, predict what the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future. 4. Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer. 5. Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant weakness. Justify your choices. 6. Determine the company’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies. 7. Analyze the company’s value chain to determine where they can create using the resources, capabilities, and core competencies discussed above. 8. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources

Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the 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 an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
1. Choose the two (2) segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on the corporation you chose. Assess how these segments affect the corporation you chose and the industry in which it operates.
2. Considering the five (5) forces of competition, choose the two (2) that you estimate are the most significant for the corporation you chose. Evaluate how well the company has addressed these two (2) forces in the recent past.
3. With the same two (2) forces in mind, predict what the company might do to improve its ability to address these forces in the near future.
4. Assess the external threats affecting this corporation and the opportunities available to the corporation. Give your opinions on how the corporation should deal with the most serious threat and the greatest opportunity. Justify your answer.

5. Give your opinion on the corporation’s greatest strengths and most significant weaknesses. Choose the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to take maximum advantage of its strengths, and the strategy or tactic the corporation should select to fix its most significant weakness. Justify your choices.
6. Determine the company’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies.
7. Analyze the company’s value chain to determine where they can create using the resources, capabilities, and core competencies discussed above.
8. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources

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Summarize the principle components of each of the seven ethical systems studied in this course (listed above), including the principle ethicist involved in developing the system. Use two or three sentences for each ethical system. Which ethical system is most prevalent in the United States today? In the World? Explain your answer and support your response. Which ethical system most closely matches your personal ethical system? Why do you think so? Explain your position. Please give a short, personal example that supports your decision to identify your ethical system (3 or 4 sentences) and explain why it does so. Examine your response to previous assignments in Modules 1 thru 4 in this course. Are there any inconsistencies or conflict between positions you took in earlier assignments and the ethical system identified in this paper? For example, monotheists (Christians, Muslims, and Jews) believe in universal maxims. Relativists do not think universal maxims are possible. One cannot, for example be a Christian and believe no universal maxims exist, which is a relativist position. Monotheism (Christianity) and relativism are polar opposites. If inconsistencies exist between your earlier answers and this paper, how do you resolve them in your ethical decision-making process in the real world? Add at least three references to support your analysis in this paper. Post a 4-5-page (1000-1250 -word) paper to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Saturday, February 1, 2014. Include a title and reference page (not included in the 4-5 page count). All written assignments and responses should follow citation rules for attributing sources using APA format. Please use Microsoft Word spelling/grammar checker before submitting your essay. Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Summarized the seven ethical theories examined in this course with detail and focus. 80 Identified which primary ethical system is most prevalent in the United States and the world, applying significant critical analysis of course concepts. 40 Detailed a personal ethical system using significant critical analysis of the assigned prompts, which references the assigned readings and/or course concepts. 56 Discussed (three or four sentences) a personal, professional, and/or social issue of the day to illustrate choice of ethical system. 20 Showed sufficient mastery of concepts to be able to identify inconsistencies within course responses and student’s ethical system. 20 Justified ideas and responses by using at least 3 appropriate scholarly examples and/or references from texts, and Web sites. 20 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

Summarize the principle components of each of the seven ethical systems studied in this course (listed above), including the principle ethicist involved in developing the system. Use two or three sentences for each ethical system.
Which ethical system is most prevalent in the United States today? In the World? Explain your answer and support your response.
Which ethical system most closely matches your personal ethical system? Why do you think so? Explain your position.
Please give a short, personal example that supports your decision to identify your ethical system (3 or 4 sentences) and explain why it does so.
Examine your response to previous assignments in Modules 1 thru 4 in this course. Are there any inconsistencies or conflict between positions you took in earlier assignments and the ethical system identified in this paper? For example, monotheists (Christians, Muslims, and Jews) believe in universal maxims. Relativists do not think universal maxims are possible. One cannot, for example be a Christian and believe no universal maxims exist, which is a relativist position. Monotheism (Christianity) and relativism are polar opposites. If inconsistencies exist between your earlier answers and this paper, how do you resolve them in your ethical decision-making process in the real world?
Add at least three references to support your analysis in this paper.
Post a 4-5-page (1000-1250 -word) paper to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Saturday, February 1, 2014. Include a title and reference page (not included in the 4-5 page count). All written assignments and responses should follow citation rules for attributing sources using APA format. Please use Microsoft Word spelling/grammar checker before submitting your essay.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Summarized the seven ethical theories examined in this course with detail and focus.
80
Identified which primary ethical system is most prevalent in the United States and the world, applying significant critical analysis of course concepts.
40
Detailed a personal ethical system using significant critical analysis of the assigned prompts, which references the assigned readings and/or course concepts.
56
Discussed (three or four sentences) a personal, professional, and/or social issue of the day to illustrate choice of ethical system.
20
Showed sufficient mastery of concepts to be able to identify inconsistencies within course responses and student’s ethical system.
20
Justified ideas and responses by using at least 3 appropriate scholarly examples and/or references from texts, and Web sites.
20
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

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Select at least five (5) economic concepts covered in the first four weeks’ readings, and discuss the primary manner in which these concepts impact the world of health care economics. Some examples of selected concepts are health demand and supply, elasticity, resources, health measures, and costs. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you: Assess the value of healthcare professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics. Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and healthcare when examining the economic principles related to healthcare delivery. Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in healthcare economics, financing, and delivery. Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in healthcare economics, financing, and delivery. Use at least five (5) current references. Three of these references must be from current peer-reviewed sources to support and substantiate your comments and perspectives. 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.

Select at least five (5) economic concepts covered in the first four weeks’ readings, and discuss the primary manner in which these concepts impact the world of health care economics. Some examples of selected concepts are health demand and supply, elasticity, resources, health measures, and costs.

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

Assess the value of healthcare professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.
Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and healthcare when examining the economic principles related to healthcare delivery.
Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in healthcare economics, financing, and delivery.
Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in healthcare economics, financing, and delivery.
Use at least five (5) current references. Three of these references must be from current peer-reviewed sources to support and substantiate your comments and perspectives.
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.

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing a single, informal learning experience that you have had. You may describe, for example, how someone could become afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him/her emotionally, or why he/she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be a singular experience or an experience that occurs over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved in the learning experience. You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper: Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. Address how the learned experience could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing a single, informal learning experience that you have had. You may describe, for example, how someone could become afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him/her emotionally, or why he/she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be a singular experience or an experience that occurs over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved in the learning experience. You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper: Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. Address how the learned experience could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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“As society changes; are we the mechanisms of change or is society changing us?” This is not a research assignment but rather your opinion using what we have talked about in class, what you have read in your text and what you think based on your life experiences.

“As society changes; are we the mechanisms of change or is society changing us?” This is not a research assignment but rather your opinion using what we have talked about in class, what you have read in your text and what you think based on your life experiences.

Learning Objectives
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Points
Knowledge of Sociological theories for change
Student will demonstrate knowledge of the sociological explanations for change
Student will not demonstrate knowledge of the sociological explanations for change
0-20 points
Vocabulary(refer to vocabulary list for chapter 1)
Student will demonstrate competency in understanding the terms referred to in chapter 1
Student will not demonstrate competency in understanding the terms referred to in chapter 1
0-20 points
Develop and support hypothesis
Student will develop and support with sociological research their hypothesis
Student will not develop and support with sociological research their hypothesis
0-10 points
Competency in understanding the Sociological Perspective
Student will demonstrate how the Sociological Perspective relates to their hypothesis
Student will not demonstrate how the Sociological Perspective relates to their hypothesis
0-10 points
Critical thinking
Student will prepare a well thought out paper including support for their hypothesis
Student will not prepare a well thought out paper including support for their hypothesis
0-20 points
Developing conclusion
Student will develop a summary demonstrating their conclusion based on readings including Chapter 1 in the text book.
Student will not develop a summary demonstrating their conclusion based on readings including Chapter 1 in the text book.
0-10 points
Presentation
Student will present a well written paper with attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation and overall presentation
Student will not present a well written paper with attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation and overall presentation
0-10 points

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1. Compare two television shows or movies and how the represented family. Pick either a tv show or a movie for both… do not compare a tv show with a movie. · The first must be from the 1980s or earlier · The second must be from the late 1990s to current · Describe the demographic make-up of the family: o Race o Single parent or dual parent o Stepfamily o Nuclear family · Describe the role of each person within the family: o Father/husband o Mother/wife o Boys (break up if different roles due to age) o Girls (break up if different roles due to age) · Describe the central message or theme that the show or movie is saying about family · Use any other parts of the show or movie that would explain the idea of family and the dynamics of family 2. Write a minimum two page APA style paper about the shows or movies you compared

1. Compare two television shows or movies and how the represented family. Pick either a tv show or a movie for both… do not compare a tv show with a movie.

· The first must be from the 1980s or earlier

· The second must be from the late 1990s to current

· Describe the demographic make-up of the family:

o Race

o Single parent or dual parent

o Stepfamily

o Nuclear family

· Describe the role of each person within the family:

o Father/husband

o Mother/wife

o Boys (break up if different roles due to age)

o Girls (break up if different roles due to age)

· Describe the central message or theme that the show or movie is saying about family

· Use any other parts of the show or movie that would explain the idea of family and the dynamics of family

2. Write a minimum two page APA style paper about the shows or movies you compared

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Write a short (one page) analysis of From the perspective of a college instructor, does she give enough evidence to support her ideas? Is she an expert on the topic; if so, does that mean she can use professional experience as a source; however, students are rarely allowed to do this for college essays. Also, what category would her presentation fall into: process, compare/contrast, etc.? Give 3-5 reasons why or why not. http://www.ted.com/talks/meg_jay_why_30_is_not_the_new_20.html

Write a short (one page) analysis of From the perspective of a college instructor, does she give enough evidence to support her ideas? Is she an expert on the topic; if so, does that mean she can use professional experience as a source; however, students are rarely allowed to do this for college essays.

Also, what category would her presentation fall into: process, compare/contrast, etc.? Give 3-5 reasons why or why not.

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Application: Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing The stated goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is to give more Americans access to health care. But relative to the topic of outsourcing, it may also be causing an increase in benefits administration outsourcing, as employers, especially those that are smaller, seek help in navigating the uncertain, complicated, ongoing health care-reform measures. When facing the massive reporting and compliance requirements required by the new health care laws, many smaller and mid-size employers will seek more outside assistance/partnering. Many of them lack the back-office support to meet the PPACA’s regulations and it is not a skill they want to make a core competency (Starner, 2011). Using the 5C model (culture, costs, competencies, compliance, competitors), analyze how new laws would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Consider examples at the local, state, and federal level of changes in laws/regulations that either increased or decreased business partnering and outsourcing. For example, why would a federal requirement for universal health care coverage increase HR outsourcing? To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper: Analyze the effects of legislation on HR outsourcing. Using the 5C model, analyze how new laws requiring universal health care would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Using the table provided in this week’s Learning Resources (Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing), do research to fill in five of the nine cells illustrating the effects of local, state, and federal legislation on HR outsourcing. Provide a brief description/explanation of each. Identify whether the legislation increased, decreased, or had no effect on HR outsourcing. Evaluate the effects of federal legislation requiring universal health care coverage on the outsourcing of health care in the U.S. From your research, describe three specific effects you think such legislation would have on outsourcing of health care. What specific actions can HR professionals take to enable employees to navigate the complexities of PPACA?

Application: Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing

The stated goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is to give more Americans access to health care. But relative to the topic of outsourcing, it may also be causing an increase in benefits administration outsourcing, as employers, especially those that are smaller, seek help in navigating the uncertain, complicated, ongoing health care-reform measures.

When facing the massive reporting and compliance requirements required by the new health care laws, many smaller and mid-size employers will seek more outside assistance/partnering. Many of them lack the back-office support to meet the PPACA’s regulations and it is not a skill they want to make a core competency (Starner, 2011).

Using the 5C model (culture, costs, competencies, compliance, competitors), analyze how new laws would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits. Consider examples at the local, state, and federal level of changes in laws/regulations that either increased or decreased business partnering and outsourcing. For example, why would a federal requirement for universal health care coverage increase HR outsourcing?

To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 3- to 4-page paper:

Analyze the effects of legislation on HR outsourcing.
Using the 5C model, analyze how new laws requiring universal health care would specifically stimulate increased outsourcing of health care and related benefits.
Using the table provided in this week’s Learning Resources (Effects of Legislation on HR Outsourcing), do research to fill in five of the nine cells illustrating the effects of local, state, and federal legislation on HR outsourcing.
Provide a brief description/explanation of each.
Identify whether the legislation increased, decreased, or had no effect on HR outsourcing.
Evaluate the effects of federal legislation requiring universal health care coverage on the outsourcing of health care in the U.S.
From your research, describe three specific effects you think such legislation would have on outsourcing of health care.
What specific actions can HR professionals take to enable employees to navigate the complexities of PPACA?

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Final paper (to use for proposal): Identify within your agency a policy goal that needs to be achieved or a problem that needs to be targeted. Once you choose a topic, you must develop a plan to address the particular need or problem. Detail the formation and implementation of a task force designed to target this problem or need, ideally requiring the cooperation of various government agencies. Your paper must address not only resources within your agency but also resources available from other governmental entities. It must include items such as objectives, funding, assignment of tasks, areas of responsibility, strategies, points of command, contact persons, etc. Include a discussion of at least the following areas: A general overview or background of the problem, including a description of what change you want to make and why the change is needed. A more specific description/explanation of the change you propose (if not fully covered under the background). Describe the process for creating the task force and the rationale for choosing the members. Describe how you will accomplish the change (i.e., legislatively, administratively), including avenues of change and a discussion of all viable options, including those not used. Describe how the change would be implemented within the agency and what steps would be taken to monitor the success of the change.

Final paper (to use for proposal):
Identify within your agency a policy goal that needs to be achieved or a problem that needs to be targeted.

Once you choose a topic, you must develop a plan to address the particular need or problem. Detail the formation and implementation of a task force designed to target this problem or need, ideally requiring the cooperation of various government agencies. Your paper must address not only resources within your agency but also resources available from other governmental entities. It must include items such as objectives, funding, assignment of tasks, areas of responsibility, strategies, points of command, contact persons, etc. Include a discussion of at least the following areas:

A general overview or background of the problem, including a description of what change you want to make and why the change is needed.
A more specific description/explanation of the change you propose (if not fully covered under the background). Describe the process for creating the task force and the rationale for choosing the members.
Describe how you will accomplish the change (i.e., legislatively, administratively), including avenues of change and a discussion of all viable options, including those not used.
Describe how the change would be implemented within the agency and what steps would be taken to monitor the success of the change.

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Prepare a 750-1250 word paper detailing the experience of witnessing government in action. Do not just chronologically describe the meeting. Include details such as the number and type of people who were in attendance, observations about the conduct of those running the meeting, observations about particularly interesting agenda items, and observations made about the process in general, etc. Provide your personal insight and thoughts with respect to whether the meeting you observed was effective government in action and why or why not. 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

Prepare a 750-1250 word paper detailing the experience of witnessing government in action. Do not just chronologically describe the meeting. Include details such as the number and type of people who were in attendance, observations about the conduct of those running the meeting, observations about particularly interesting agenda items, and observations made about the process in general, etc.

Provide your personal insight and thoughts with respect to whether the meeting you observed was effective government in action and why or why not.

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

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Select a company known to operate on a global basis. Assess to what degree your selected company adopts a universal culture, or rather, behaves as expected from the influence of the national culture of its country of origin. In addition explain how this company uses Diversity, and all organizational initiatives, to contribute to the corporate bottom line. Evaluate the common organizational bottom-line rationale for diversity initiatives. •What specific aspects make an organization diverse? •What value does a diverse, versus a homogenous, organizational culture have to the bottom line? •What value does a diverse workforce offer individual workers? •What organizational policies and procedures need to be in place to create and support a diverse workforce? Write a six pages paper summarizing your findings and drawing from academic sources as well as company information. In your paper, examine the concept of a global company and the question—is a global company a synthesis of its component cultures, or is it predominately a function of the culture of its head office? Support your answer with rationales, examples, and references. Follow

Select a company known to operate on a global basis. Assess to what degree your selected company adopts a universal culture, or rather, behaves as expected from the influence of the national culture of its country of origin.

In addition explain how this company uses Diversity, and all organizational initiatives, to contribute to the corporate bottom line. Evaluate the common organizational bottom-line rationale for diversity initiatives.
•What specific aspects make an organization diverse?
•What value does a diverse, versus a homogenous, organizational culture have to the bottom line?
•What value does a diverse workforce offer individual workers?
•What organizational policies and procedures need to be in place to create and support a diverse workforce?

Write a six pages paper summarizing your findings and drawing from academic sources as well as company information. In your paper, examine the concept of a global company and the question—is a global company a synthesis of its component cultures, or is it predominately a function of the culture of its head office? Support your answer with rationales, examples, and references. Follow

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Discuss the ways in which the leadership approaches of the two leaders were similar. In what ways were they different? Explain. Identify, specifically, each leadership approach. Select the leader for whom you would like to work. Provide rationale using your self-assessment results. Decide if you believe that this person is a good leader, manager, or both. Explain your decision. Explain each of the leader’s use of power. In terms of power: This person uses/used which sources of power? Personalized power Socialized power Legitimate power Reward power Coercive power Expert power Referent power In terms of influence: What influence tactics does/did this person use? Consultation Rational persuasion Inspirational appeals Ingratiating tactics Coalition tactics Pressure tactics Upward appeals Exchange tactics In terms of the trait approach to leadership: Which traits does this person exhibit? Honest Competent Forward-looking Inspiring Intelligent Self awareness Self-management Social awareness Relationship management In terms of behavioral approaches to leadership: Which leadership behaviors did/does this person exhibit? U of Michigan Model Job-Centered behavior Employee-centered behavior Ohio State Model Initiating structure Consideration Leadership Grid Model Impoverished leader Task leader Country-club leader Middle-of-the-road leader Team leader

Discuss the ways in which the leadership approaches of the two leaders were similar. In what ways were they different? Explain. Identify, specifically, each leadership approach.
Select the leader for whom you would like to work. Provide rationale using your self-assessment results.
Decide if you believe that this person is a good leader, manager, or both. Explain your decision.
Explain each of the leader’s use of power.
In terms of power: This person uses/used which sources of power? Personalized power
Socialized power
Legitimate power
Reward power
Coercive power
Expert power
Referent power

In terms of influence: What influence tactics does/did this person use? Consultation
Rational persuasion
Inspirational appeals
Ingratiating tactics
Coalition tactics
Pressure tactics
Upward appeals
Exchange tactics
In terms of the trait approach to leadership: Which traits does this person exhibit? Honest
Competent
Forward-looking
Inspiring
Intelligent
Self awareness
Self-management
Social awareness
Relationship management
In terms of behavioral approaches to leadership: Which leadership behaviors did/does this person exhibit?
U of Michigan Model
Job-Centered behavior
Employee-centered behavior
Ohio State Model
Initiating structure
Consideration
Leadership Grid Model
Impoverished leader
Task leader
Country-club leader
Middle-of-the-road leader
Team leader

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Unit V Assignment For the Unit V Assignment, students are to complete the following areas of the Methods section for the Research Proposal: 1. Method, Participants, Research Design, Instrumentation, and Data Collection Plans. (Estimated length – two pages) • Method/Research Procedure/Methodology: Determine the method of research for the proposal. Examples could be: qualitative, quantitative, and case study. See page 271 of your textbook. MBA 5652, Research Methods 4 NOTE: The information in the textbook on methodology is written in past tense; however, be sure that you write in future tense for the proposal. (Estimated length – two paragraphs) • Participants: Provide specific identification for the proposed participants for the study. Include a description, the possible number within the population, the proposed location, and the selection procedure. Be specific when identifying the selection process. Then identify how a representative sample will be drawn from the population. (Refer to Chapter 4, pages 89-102, for examples.) (Estimated length – half a page) • Research Design: Determine how to conduct the data collection and the proposed analysis. See page 15 of your textbook. (Estimated length – half a page) • Instrumentation and Data Collection Plans: State the sources and/or instrument(s) proposed to be used to record the data (surveys, interview protocols). Identify the procedure. For a mailed survey, identify steps to be taken in administering and following up the survey to obtain a high response rate. Determine how to specifically conduct the research based on the proposed sample. See page 149 of the textbook. (Estimated length – half a page) 2. Proposed Analysis of the Data. (Estimated length – one to two pages) Identify what results are expected from the sample. Identify how the categories of responses will be determined and analyzed. Address specifically what the proposed results could infer back to the population. Answer the following questions: • What variables will be included in the analyses? • Identify the dependent and independent variables if such a relationship exists. • What is the decision making criteria (e.g., the critical alpha level)? • Will computer software be used in the analysis? If so, identify what will be used. • Explain how to assess the validity of the measurement. • Explain how to measure the reliability of the variables.

Unit V Assignment
For the Unit V Assignment, students are to complete the following areas of the Methods section for the Research Proposal:
1. Method, Participants, Research Design, Instrumentation, and Data Collection Plans. (Estimated length – two pages)

• Method/Research Procedure/Methodology: Determine the method of research for the proposal. Examples could be: qualitative, quantitative, and case study. See page 271 of your textbook.

MBA 5652, Research Methods 4 NOTE: The information in the textbook on methodology is written in past tense; however, be sure that you write in future tense for the proposal. (Estimated length – two paragraphs)

• Participants: Provide specific identification for the proposed participants for the study. Include a description, the possible number within the population, the proposed location, and the selection procedure. Be specific when identifying the selection process. Then identify how a representative sample will be drawn from the population. (Refer to Chapter 4, pages 89-102, for examples.) (Estimated length – half a page)

• Research Design: Determine how to conduct the data collection and the proposed analysis. See page 15 of your textbook. (Estimated length – half a page)

• Instrumentation and Data Collection Plans: State the sources and/or instrument(s) proposed to be used to record the data (surveys, interview protocols). Identify the procedure. For a mailed survey, identify steps to be taken in administering and following up the survey to obtain a high response rate. Determine how to specifically conduct the research based on the proposed sample. See page 149 of the textbook. (Estimated length – half a page)

2. Proposed Analysis of the Data. (Estimated length – one to two pages)

Identify what results are expected from the sample. Identify how the categories of responses will be determined and analyzed. Address specifically what the proposed results could infer back to the population. Answer the following questions:
• What variables will be included in the analyses?
• Identify the dependent and independent variables if such a relationship exists.
• What is the decision making criteria (e.g., the critical alpha level)?
• Will computer software be used in the analysis? If so, identify what will be used.
• Explain how to assess the validity of the measurement.
• Explain how to measure the reliability of the variables.

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An owner of a 20 acre parcel of land has contacted your firm to provide a fee proposal to design a parking garage and surface parking area to be placed on the parcel. The parking garage will be 3 levels consisting of 50,000SF. The surface parking area will accomodate parking for 150 vehicles. Include the following in your proposal: -Scope of Work to be performed by your firm. (Note: The scope should be full design to meet the Owner’s requirements including structural and site design. Your firm will also provide geotechnical work) -Estimated Lump Sum Fee to complete the design ready for bidding. (Note: This will require you to estimate the number of hours for each position to complete the design) -A unit price listing of hourly rates for various positions in your firm. (Note: These rates will be used to negotiate any additional work should changes arise during design)

An owner of a 20 acre parcel of land has contacted your firm to provide a fee proposal to design a parking garage and surface parking area to be placed on the parcel. The parking garage will be 3 levels consisting of 50,000SF. The surface parking area will accomodate parking for 150 vehicles. Include the following in your proposal:

-Scope of Work to be performed by your firm. (Note: The scope should be full design to meet the Owner’s requirements including structural and site design. Your firm will also provide geotechnical work)

-Estimated Lump Sum Fee to complete the design ready for bidding. (Note: This will require you to estimate the number of hours for each position to complete the design)

-A unit price listing of hourly rates for various positions in your firm. (Note: These rates will be used to negotiate any additional work should changes arise during design)

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Scrum vs. Plan-Based Software Development Strategies You are the lead software engineer at a large educational institution consisting of twenty three (23) campuses located across the Midwestern United States. Your team has been asked to spearhead an effort to implement a new software program that will serve as a centralized student information center for all of your online students. This system is being designed to reduce the cost of managing students’ information and to automate the processes associated with this information. The total online enrollment currently stands at 10,000 students. As the project manager you will need to decide whether to utilize the Scrum approach to project management or a more conventional, plan-based approach. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: 1. Describe your approach in managing this project through both a Scrum-based approach and a plan-based software engineering approach. 2. Identify how to address the most challenging aspects of this software development project under both approaches and describe how to address such challenges to ensure a successful outcome. 3. Develop a visual rendering of each approach using Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length. 4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a Scrum approach compared to a plan-based approach based on the following factors: 1. Planning the allocation of people to projects 2. Estimating the cost of projects 3. Maintaining team cohesion 4. Managing changes in project team membership 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. · Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: · Summarize the competitive advantages software engineering presents to organizations. · Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering. · Describe the role of Agile methods in software engineering projects. · Use technology and information resources to research issues in software engineering. · Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Scrum vs. Plan-Based Software Development Strategies

You are the lead software engineer at a large educational institution consisting of twenty three (23) campuses located across the Midwestern United States. Your team has been asked to spearhead an effort to implement a new software program that will serve as a centralized student information center for all of your online students. This system is being designed to reduce the cost of managing students’ information and to automate the processes associated with this information. The total online enrollment currently stands at 10,000 students. As the project manager you will need to decide whether to utilize the Scrum approach to project management or a more conventional, plan-based approach.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

1. Describe your approach in managing this project through both a Scrum-based approach and a plan-based software engineering approach.

2. Identify how to address the most challenging aspects of this software development project under both approaches and describe how to address such challenges to ensure a successful outcome.

3. Develop a visual rendering of each approach using Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a Scrum approach compared to a plan-based approach based on the following factors:

1. Planning the allocation of people to projects

2. Estimating the cost of projects

3. Maintaining team cohesion

4. Managing changes in project team membership

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.

· Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Summarize the competitive advantages software engineering presents to organizations.

· Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software engineering.

· Describe the role of Agile methods in software engineering projects.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in software engineering.

· Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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1. Analyze the floating point format in order to: Determine how floating point numbers are stored in memory. Discuss the ease or difficulty of manipulating and using floating point numbers in arithmetic calculations. 2. Determine whether or not you believe that the floating point format is memory efficient. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Analyze the format used to store numbers using the binary coded decimal format. Determine whether the BCD format is more or less memory efficient than the floating point format. Compare and contrast the BCD format to the floating point format in terms of: precision performance in calculations memory usage Select the format (floating point format, binary coded decimal (BCD), or exponential format) that you would recommend for processing efficiency and explain why. Floating point numbers can introduce rounding errors in the banking industry, which may lead to financial benefit for the bank but not for the customer. Analyze the ethics of knowingly benefitting from rounding errors. Propose a plan on how the rounding error should be handled. Differentiate between the exponential format and the floating point format in terms of: format processing speed accuracy Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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: Summarize CPU data types and common data structures. Develop an enterprise architecture plan to address and solve a proposed business ethical problem. Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture. Write clearly and concisely about Advanced Computer Architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

1. Analyze the floating point format in order to:

Determine how floating point numbers are stored in memory.

Discuss the ease or difficulty of manipulating and using floating point numbers in arithmetic calculations.

2. Determine whether or not you believe that the floating point format is memory efficient. Provide a rationale to support your answer.

Analyze the format used to store numbers using the binary coded decimal format. Determine whether the BCD format is more or less memory efficient than the floating point format.

Compare and contrast the BCD format to the floating point format in terms of:

precision

performance in calculations

memory usage

Select the format (floating point format, binary coded decimal (BCD), or exponential format) that you would recommend for processing efficiency and explain why.

Floating point numbers can introduce rounding errors in the banking industry, which may lead to financial benefit for the bank but not for the customer. Analyze the ethics of knowingly benefitting from rounding errors. Propose a plan on how the rounding error should be handled.

Differentiate between the exponential format and the floating point format in terms of:

format

processing speed

accuracy

Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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:

Summarize CPU data types and common data structures.

Develop an enterprise architecture plan to address and solve a proposed business ethical problem.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.

Write clearly and concisely about Advanced Computer Architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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Application: Effects of Physical Development on Adolescents
 You probably noted from the Learning Resources this week the interrelationship between the processes and constructs of development, in relation to adolescent development. Cognitive changes, including hypothetico-deductive reasoning, metacognitive skills, and more complex forms of thinking impact how an adolescent perceives and reacts to the world. Higher-order thinking contributes to how romantic and peer relationships are established and maintained. Think back to your experiences as an adolescent and the feelings and thoughts you had regarding your developing body. How did your burgeoning cognitive abilities impact your adjustment to the effects of puberty? Did the imaginary audience and personal fable have any impact on your behavior and beliefs? Keep these questions in mind as you examine the effects of physical development on adolescents. The assignment: (3–4 pages) “Create a case study/scenario of an adolescent of either gender in which you describe the person, the physical changes he or she experiences, and the effect of those changes on his or her sexuality, relationships, and self-concept.Describe the culture of the individual in the scenario and explain the influences of culture on the development of adolescence.Be specific and justify your response with citations from the Learning Resources to support the information embedded in your case study/scenario.”

Application: Effects of Physical Development on Adolescents

You probably noted from the Learning Resources this week the interrelationship between the processes and constructs of development, in relation to adolescent development. Cognitive changes, including hypothetico-deductive reasoning, metacognitive skills, and more complex forms of thinking impact how an adolescent perceives and reacts to the world. Higher-order thinking contributes to how romantic and peer relationships are established and maintained.

Think back to your experiences as an adolescent and the feelings and thoughts you had regarding your developing body. How did your burgeoning cognitive abilities impact your adjustment to the effects of puberty? Did the imaginary audience and personal fable have any impact on your behavior and beliefs? Keep these questions in mind as you examine the effects of physical development on adolescents.

The assignment: (3–4 pages)

“Create a case study/scenario of an adolescent of either gender in which you describe the person, the physical changes he or she experiences, and the effect of those changes on his or her sexuality, relationships, and self-concept.Describe the culture of the individual in the scenario and explain the influences of culture on the development of adolescence.Be specific and justify your response with citations from the Learning Resources to support the information embedded in your case study/scenario.”

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The importance of culture on any managerial decisions can be perceived on two different layers: the corporate culture and the national culture. Globalization compels companies to internationalize, so they must choose a strategy that enables them to remain competitive in a global marketplace. A company’s strategy defines its future, and correct planning and implementation is key to the company’s success or failure. Companies face an environment often perceived as hostile and unstable, and they need to redefine their strategy, giving it a new orientation. Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate at least three different scholarly sources on cultural impact on management and strategy. Discuss the following: Based on previous experiences and the information you derive from the literature, is it your perception that many companies are really concerned about the importance of corporate culture and national culture when defining their strategy? Explain your position with some real-world examples. What role can either corporate or national culture play in defining a strategy? Write your initial response in a minimum of 400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. By Friday, January 31, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Literature Review For this assignment, you will conduct a literature review of the four-frame model discussed in this course. To complete this assignment, you will choose three peer-reviewed articles from the required reading section of this course and four from the University online library. You will analyze and synthesize the materials to compose a 5–7-page paper of your analysis. This literature review will be the basis of your LASA assignment in this course during Module 7. Before you begin, review the directions of the LASA assignment to familiarize yourself with its requirements. The purpose of this literature review is for you to practice: Critically reading and understanding the articles and how to tie the concepts together Synthesizing the various concepts and results of the review Writing a collective analysis of the articles that will help you address the topic of the final assignment Directions: Choose a minimum of three articles from the required reading list provided in the course and four from the Argosy University online library databases. Your selected articles should discuss some aspects of the four-frame model discussed in the course. Ensure that your selected articles reflect a blend of research that has contributed to generation of applicable theories as well as a critique and affirmation of the specific theories. Develop an introduction on the background of the topic, the four-frame model, and the purpose of the literature review. Analyze the seven articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the seven selected articles. Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme. Based on your analysis from the seven selected articles, conclude by explaining the importance of applying the four-frame model and its impact on successful management and leadership. Remember, a literature review is not simply a summary of the articles; it is a synthesis of the many ideas and concepts presented in the various articles. Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least seven 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.

The importance of culture on any managerial decisions can be perceived on two different layers: the corporate culture and the national culture. Globalization compels companies to internationalize, so they must choose a strategy that enables them to remain competitive in a global marketplace. A company’s strategy defines its future, and correct planning and implementation is key to the company’s success or failure. Companies face an environment often perceived as hostile and unstable, and they need to redefine their strategy, giving it a new orientation.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate at least three different scholarly sources on cultural impact on management and strategy. Discuss the following:
Based on previous experiences and the information you derive from the literature, is it your perception that many companies are really concerned about the importance of corporate culture and national culture when defining their strategy? Explain your position with some real-world examples.
What role can either corporate or national culture play in defining a strategy?

Write your initial response in a minimum of 400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Friday, January 31, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area

Assignment 2: Required Assignment—Literature Review

For this assignment, you will conduct a literature review of the four-frame model discussed in this course. To complete this assignment, you will choose three peer-reviewed articles from the required reading section of this course and four from the University online library. You will analyze and synthesize the materials to compose a 5–7-page paper of your analysis.

This literature review will be the basis of your LASA assignment in this course during Module 7. Before you begin, review the directions of the LASA assignment to familiarize yourself with its requirements.

The purpose of this literature review is for you to practice:
Critically reading and understanding the articles and how to tie the concepts together
Synthesizing the various concepts and results of the review
Writing a collective analysis of the articles that will help you address the topic of the final assignment

Directions:
Choose a minimum of three articles from the required reading list provided in the course and four from the Argosy University online library databases. Your selected articles should discuss some aspects of the four-frame model discussed in the course. Ensure that your selected articles reflect a blend of research that has contributed to generation of applicable theories as well as a critique and affirmation of the specific theories.
Develop an introduction on the background of the topic, the four-frame model, and the purpose of the literature review.
Analyze the seven articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the seven selected articles.
Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme.
Based on your analysis from the seven selected articles, conclude by explaining the importance of applying the four-frame model and its impact on successful management and leadership.

Remember, a literature review is not simply a summary of the articles; it is a synthesis of the many ideas and concepts presented in the various articles.

Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least seven 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.

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Consider the following: · Workplace trends within and outside healthcare require employees to connect with an ever-widening array of coworkers, consultants, off-site employees, and other resources. Sharing knowledge is critical to any organization’s success, especially in the health care industry. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following questions: · Which organizational model best describes your organization or an organization with which you are familiar? · How does your organization currently share knowledge or involve employees in formulating solutions to problems? Include the following in your paper: · The techniques that have been most effective for sharing information and ideas · The techniques that proved to be ineffective · How these techniques might be applied or modified in a health care work environment · How technology might also affect this process Cite a minimum of three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Consider the following:
·         Workplace trends within and outside healthcare require employees to connect with an ever-widening array of coworkers, consultants, off-site employees, and other resources. Sharing knowledge is critical to any organization’s success, especially in the health care industry.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following questions:
·         Which organizational model best describes your organization or an organization with which you are familiar?
·         How does your organization currently share knowledge or involve employees in formulating solutions to problems?
Include the following in your paper:
·         The techniques that have been most effective for sharing information and ideas
·         The techniques that proved to be ineffective
·         How these techniques might be applied or modified in a health care work environment
·         How  technology might also affect this process
Cite a minimum of three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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(objectives and Principles for Accounting for Income Taxes) The amount of income taxes due to the government for a period of time is rarely the amount reported on the income statement for that period as income tax expense. Instructions (a) Explain the objectives of accounting for income taxes in general-purpose financial statements. (b) Explain the basic principles that are applied in accounting for income taxes at the date of the financial statements to meet the objectives discussed in (a). (c) List the steps in the annual computation of deferred tax liabilities and assets. i really need need help with this, it is due tomorrow. It is a team assignment but I have to do it in full and it has to be in APA format. It is acc/423

(objectives and Principles for Accounting for Income Taxes)

The amount of income taxes due to the government for a period of time is rarely the amount reported on the income statement for that period as income tax expense.

Instructions

(a)

Explain the objectives of accounting for income taxes in general-purpose financial statements.

(b)

Explain the basic principles that are applied in accounting for income taxes at the date of the financial statements to meet the objectives discussed in (a).

(c)

List the steps in the annual computation of deferred tax liabilities and assets.

i really need need help with this, it is due tomorrow. It is a team assignment but I have to do it in full and it has to be in APA format. It is acc/423

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Use the Internet to research the Apple Corporation, its current position and reputation regarding ethical and social responsibility, and the strategies that it currently employs to market its products. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Examine Apple’s current position on the company’s ethical and social responsibilities, and determine whether or not the company has met these responsibilities. Provide two (2) examples that support your position. Determine the impact that the publication of ethics and social responsibilities violations made by Apple’s suppliers has had on Apple’s reputation. Support your response with examples of the impact in question. Suggest two (2) methods that Apple can utilize to ensure that its suppliers adhere to wage and benefits standards going forward. Justify your response. Determine whether or not you believe that Apple’s customers would be willing to pay more for its products if Apple had to increase selling prices in order to provide better wages and benefits for suppliers’ workers. Provide a rationale for your position. Analyze Apple’s current overall marketing strategy. Recommend two (2) actions that Apple can take in order to improve its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Support your response with examples of instances where your recommendations yielded the desired results. Use at least five (5) quality academic 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: Examine the private enterprise systems, drivers of change on the system, ethical and social responsibilities of business, and the requirements for success in today’s business environment. Analyze the factors that drive supply and demand, different types of market structures in a free enterprise system, and factors of stability in a nation’s economy. Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business. Write clearly and concisely about contemporary business using proper writing mechanics.

Use the Internet to research the Apple Corporation, its current position and reputation regarding ethical and social responsibility, and the strategies that it currently employs to market its products.

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

Examine Apple’s current position on the company’s ethical and social responsibilities, and determine whether or not the company has met these responsibilities. Provide two (2) examples that support your position.
Determine the impact that the publication of ethics and social responsibilities violations made by Apple’s suppliers has had on Apple’s reputation. Support your response with examples of the impact in question.
Suggest two (2) methods that Apple can utilize to ensure that its suppliers adhere to wage and benefits standards going forward. Justify your response.
Determine whether or not you believe that Apple’s customers would be willing to pay more for its products if Apple had to increase selling prices in order to provide better wages and benefits for suppliers’ workers. Provide a rationale for your position.
Analyze Apple’s current overall marketing strategy. Recommend two (2) actions that Apple can take in order to improve its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Support your response with examples of instances where your recommendations yielded the desired results.
Use at least five (5) quality academic 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:

Examine the private enterprise systems, drivers of change on the system, ethical and social responsibilities of business, and the requirements for success in today’s business environment.
Analyze the factors that drive supply and demand, different types of market structures in a free enterprise system, and factors of stability in a nation’s economy.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business.
Write clearly and concisely about contemporary business using proper writing mechanics.

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Instructions: Your first essay – the critical evaluation essay – is due at the end of week three. In this essay, you will be critically evaluating a classic argument. Choose one argument from the historic American or global works listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful, discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument, the tone, and the various types of support (ethos, pathos, and logos) as proof of the argument’s success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis, body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example), and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful, then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis), body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time, and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case, point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work. This paper should be at least 700 words, but no more than 850. The paper should be formatted correctly MLA style and written in third person (do not use the words I, me, us, we, or you). The essay should also contain citations and a works cited list. Part 1 Thesis statement: As blacks moved into the 20th Century, two great leaders debated the plight of the Negro race. W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay. Outline: Introduction: This essay will examine and discuss the contradictory philosophy between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. It will also compare and contrast the leadership style of both great leaders and show how they helped shape the future for the Negro race. Thesis statement: W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay. Par. 2 1. Topic sentence : Born a slave, Booker T. Washington became an influential leader among blacks and whites. 2. Supporting details: He was criticized for compromising with white southerners and failing to fight for the civil rights of the Negro people. Par. 3 1. Topic sentence: W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a Ph. D at Harvard. 2. Supporting details: Dr. Du Bois contributed greatly to debates about race, politics and history as the United States moved into the 20th century. Par.4 1. Topic sentence: Dr. Du Bois insist that in order for the Negro race to advance, the nation must give them three things; the right to vote, civic equality and education for the youth according to their ability. 2. Supporting details: He called Washington’s compromise “the old attitude of adjustment and submission.”

Instructions: Your first essay – the critical evaluation essay – is due at the end of week three. In this essay, you will be critically evaluating a classic argument.

Choose one argument from the historic American or global works listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful, discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument, the tone, and the various types of support (ethos, pathos, and logos) as proof of the argument’s success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis, body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example), and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful, then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis), body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time, and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case, point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work.

This paper should be at least 700 words, but no more than 850. The paper should be formatted correctly MLA style and written in third person (do not use the words I, me, us, we, or you). The essay should also contain citations and a works cited list.

Part 1

Thesis statement: As blacks moved into the 20th Century, two great leaders debated the plight of the Negro race. W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay.

Outline:

Introduction: This essay will examine and discuss the contradictory philosophy between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. It will also compare and contrast the leadership style of both great leaders and show how they helped shape the future for the Negro race.

Thesis statement: W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay.

Par. 2

1. Topic sentence : Born a slave, Booker T. Washington became an influential leader among blacks and whites.

2. Supporting details: He was criticized for compromising with white southerners and failing to fight for the civil rights of the Negro people.

Par. 3

1. Topic sentence: W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African American to earn a Ph. D at Harvard.

2. Supporting details: Dr. Du Bois contributed greatly to debates about race, politics and history as the United States moved into the 20th century.

Par.4

1. Topic sentence: Dr. Du Bois insist that in order for the Negro race to advance, the nation must give them three things; the right to vote, civic equality and education for the youth according to their ability.

2. Supporting details: He called Washington’s compromise “the old attitude of adjustment and submission.”

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There are some elements missing from the action plan in Table 9.1 in your textbook. If the EMR system is to be integrated with similar systems at local hospitals, and the physicians fully utilize its data-sharing capabilities, representatives from the hospitals must be drawn into this implementation process. (Moseley III, George B. Managing Health Care Business Strategy. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, May 2008. p. 251). Write a three page report answering the following questions: What elements (at least two) are missing from the action plan in Table 9.1 for the EMR system? Justify your choice. Describe the activities that should be implemented to address the missing elements. Describe where these activities would be added to the list (relative to the other activities already listed). Specify exactly which people from the hospitals and practice will participate in these new activities and justify your choice.

There are some elements missing from the action plan in Table 9.1 in your textbook. If the EMR system is to be integrated with similar systems at local hospitals, and the physicians fully utilize its data-sharing capabilities, representatives from the hospitals must be drawn into this implementation process.

(Moseley III, George B. Managing Health Care Business Strategy. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, May 2008. p. 251).

Write a three page report answering the following questions:

What elements (at least two) are missing from the action plan in Table 9.1 for the EMR system? Justify your choice.

Describe the activities that should be implemented to address the missing elements.

Describe where these activities would be added to the list (relative to the other activities already listed).

Specify exactly which people from the hospitals and practice will participate in these new activities and justify your choice.

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Explain in detail (using your readings/presentations from this module/week to support what you say) the relationship between Family Systems and Healthy Development. How can one discern a healthy family system? What are the determining factors that distinguish healthy family systems? Discuss the effects of an unhealthy family system on development. Give details on family systems and how they affect physical (neural), emotional, spiritual, and social development. Make sure to support everything you report with at least 2–3 current APA citations and then a reference page at the end. Review the Essay Grading Rubric before submitting. Your paper must be at least 600 words

Explain in detail (using your readings/presentations from this module/week to support what you say) the relationship between Family Systems and Healthy Development. How can one discern a healthy family system? What are the determining factors that distinguish healthy family systems? Discuss the effects of an unhealthy family system on development. Give details on family systems and how they affect physical (neural), emotional, spiritual, and social development.

Make sure to support everything you report with at least 2–3 current APA citations and then a reference page at the end. Review the Essay Grading Rubric before submitting. Your paper must be at least 600 words

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DQ# 1 First, discuss B2B opportunities in social networking. Do you think this is an area that will see tremendous growth for companies; would you recommend that organizations pursue it in their marketing plans? As you ponder addressing the current topic, consider and discuss risk in B2B social networking for companies. DQ#2 Please reread the closing case, Social Networking Initiatives by the New Zealand Government. Pleaseread below and then answer the following question. Given the richness of New Zealand’s offerings, do you believe that the portal style of e-government will disappear? As you can see, the issue revolves around the question of whether there will be the need for a centralized location as other networks continue to expand. What are the benefits of the internal initiatives?

DQ# 1

First, discuss B2B opportunities in social networking. Do you think this is an area that will see tremendous growth for companies; would you recommend that organizations pursue it in their marketing plans? As you ponder addressing the current topic, consider and discuss risk in B2B social networking for companies.

DQ#2

Please reread the closing case, Social Networking Initiatives by the New Zealand Government. Pleaseread below and then answer the following question.

Given the richness of New Zealand’s offerings, do you believe that the portal style of e-government will disappear? As you can see, the issue revolves around the question of whether there will be the need for a centralized location as other networks continue to expand. What are the benefits of the internal initiatives?

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Sometimes, brands need to be re positioned in the marketplace for a variety of reasons, from gaining new market share to creating an image. You have suggested this during your previous meetings with your client over the last few weeks. As the marketing consultant for your client’s brand, the management team has requested a draft of the marketing plan proposal. Some of the information you already know from working with your client for a few months. Other parts you will have to research and create now. You will have your colleagues and the client review most of it before completing the final sections of the plan and submitting it to the client for final review. The first draft of the marketing plan must include the following sections: Situational Analysis: Include the current industry, market size, growth potential, competitive environment, and future opportunities. Product Positioning Strategy: Choose a positioning strategy for your product designed to change the perception of the current product by the targeted customer group. Customer Profile: Include the details related to your customer’s demographics and psychographics. Marketing Communications: Include 1 message appeal by designing an advertisement for your target market and 1 communication channel for delivering the message to your target market(s). Explain why this message and media matches your target market. Distribution Placement Strategies: Include at least 2 distribution options/channels to get the product to your customer. Explain why you chose these channels.

Sometimes, brands need to be re positioned in the marketplace for a variety of reasons, from gaining new market share to creating an image. You have suggested this during your previous meetings with your client over the last few weeks. As the marketing consultant for your client’s brand, the management team has requested a draft of the marketing plan proposal.
Some of the information you already know from working with your client for a few months. Other parts you will have to research and create now. You will have your colleagues and the client review most of it before completing the final sections of the plan and submitting it to the client for final review.
The first draft of the marketing plan must include the following sections:
  • Situational Analysis: Include the current industry, market size, growth potential, competitive environment, and future opportunities.
  • Product Positioning Strategy: Choose a positioning strategy for your product designed to change the perception of the current product by the targeted customer group.
  • Customer Profile: Include the details related to your customer’s demographics and psychographics.
  • Marketing Communications: Include 1 message appeal by designing an advertisement for your target market and 1 communication channel for delivering the message to your target market(s). Explain why this message and media matches your target market.
  • Distribution Placement Strategies: Include at least 2 distribution options/channels to get the product to your customer. Explain why you chose these channels.

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Duggan Company applies manufacturing overhead to jobs on the basis of machine hours used. Overhead costs are expected to total $325,000 for the year, and machine usage is estimated at 125,000 hours. For the year, $342,000 of overhead costs are incurred and 130,000 hours are used. Instructions (a) Compute the manufacturing overhead rate for the year. (b) What is the amount of under- or overapplied overhead at December 31? (c) Prepare the adjusting entry to assign the under- or over applied overhead for the year to cost of goods sold. E16-3 The ledger of Custer Company has the following work in process account. Work in Process– Painting 5/1 Balance 3,590 5/31 Transferred out ? 5/31 Materials 5,160 5/31 Labor 2,740 5/31 Overhead 1,380 5/31 Balance ? Production records show that there were 400 units in the beginning inventory, 30% complete, 1,400 units started, and 1,500 units transferred out. The beginning work in process had materials cost of $2,040 and conversion costs of $1,550. The units in ending inventory were 40% complete. Materials are entered at the beginning of the painting process. Instructions (a) How many units are in process at May 31? (b) What is the unit materials cost for May? (c) What is the unit conversion cost for May? (d) What is the total cost of units transferred out in May? (e) What is the cost of the May 31 inventory? Wilkins Inc. has two types of handbags: standard and custom. The controller has decided to use a plantwide overhead rate based on direct labor costs. The president has heard of activity-based costing and wants to see how the results would differ if this system were used. Two activity cost pools were developed: machining and machine setup. Presented below is information related to the company’s operations. Standard Custom Direct labor cost 45,600. 115,000 Machine Hours 1,490 1,470 Setup hours 110 410 Total estimated overhead costs are $298,500. Overhead cost allocated to the machining activity cost pool is $195,800, and $102,700 is allocated to the machine setup activity cost pool.

Duggan Company applies manufacturing overhead to jobs on the basis of machine hours used. Overhead costs are expected to total $325,000 for the year, and machine usage is estimated at 125,000 hours. For the year, $342,000 of overhead costs are incurred and 130,000 hours are used.

Instructions
(a) Compute the manufacturing overhead rate for the year.
(b) What is the amount of under- or overapplied overhead at December 31?
(c) Prepare the adjusting entry to assign the under- or over applied overhead for the year to cost of goods sold.
E16-3 The ledger of Custer Company has the following work in process account.
Work in Process–             Painting
5/1 Balance 3,590 5/31      Transferred out ?
5/31 Materials 5,160
5/31 Labor 2,740
5/31 Overhead 1,380
5/31 Balance ?
Production records show that there were 400 units in the beginning inventory, 30% complete, 1,400 units started, and 1,500 units transferred out. The beginning work in process had materials cost of $2,040 and conversion costs of $1,550. The units in ending inventory were 40% complete. Materials are entered at the beginning of the painting process.
Instructions
(a) How many units are in process at May 31?
(b) What is the unit materials cost for May?
(c) What is the unit conversion cost for May?
(d) What is the total cost of units transferred out in May?
(e) What is the cost of the May 31 inventory?

Wilkins Inc. has two types of handbags: standard and custom. The controller has decided to use a plantwide overhead rate based on direct labor costs. The president has heard of activity-based costing and wants to see how the results would differ if this system were used. Two activity cost pools were developed: machining and machine setup. Presented below is information related to the company’s operations.

                                   Standard              Custom
Direct labor cost        45,600.                115,000
Machine Hours          1,490                   1,470
Setup hours                110                        410
Total estimated overhead costs are $298,500. Overhead cost allocated to the machining activity cost pool is $195,800, and $102,700 is allocated to the machine setup activity cost pool.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? 1.Distinguish among the terms glass ceiling, glass walls, and glass escalators. Please remember to include a brief definition of each term. How do these differ from more obvious forms of discrimination in employment? 2.What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant?

1.Distinguish among the terms glass ceiling, glass walls, and glass escalators. Please remember to include a brief definition of each term. How do these differ from more obvious forms of discrimination in employment?

2.What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer?

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Art can be appreciated in a variety of ways. This concept is better understood after learning about one these ways, how the depiction of the human form has changed thought out history. First, you may ask, can the human form be fine art? The answer is yes. It may not have started out as a type of fine art but many cultures have deemed it worthy of a considerable amount of attention. Therefore, it has become one of the highest forms of fine art to be made, studied, remade and restudied. After viewing the documentary “How Art Made the World: More Human than Human” you are to discuss one or more of the following questions. You do not have to discuss all of them, they are simply a starting point if you have writers block. · Why are so many statues and paintings of female nude and semi-nude named Venus? · How has the way in which the human body is viewed changed over the past 10,000, 1,000, 100 and 10 years? · Why do artists feel the need to over exaggerate certain body parts and ignore others? · Egyptians and Greeks represented the human body differently, what are some of the differences and why? What did the Greeks learn from the Egyptians? · Why did the Greeks construct the male nude as the embodiment of athletic prowess, military valor, epic heroism and ethical virtue? · In what ways did both the Egyptians and Greeks use math to construct their figures? · Would the artists after the Greeks, such as Michelangelo, have been able to create such magnificent human form works of art without the Greeks superb examples? · The poet T. S. Eliot once wrote, “Human kind cannot bear very much reality.” What do you believe is meant by this statement? Can humans not bear true reality? If so, why are so many of us captivated by “reality” shows? The below question must be answered in additional to one of the above questions: In what ways has your idea of the human form changed after watching the documentary?

Art can be appreciated in a variety of ways. This concept is better understood after learning about one these ways, how the depiction of the human form has changed thought out history. First, you may ask, can the human form be fine art? The answer is yes. It may not have started out as a type of fine art but many cultures have deemed it worthy of a considerable amount of attention. Therefore, it has become one of the highest forms of fine art to be made, studied, remade and restudied. After viewing the documentary “How Art Made the World: More Human than Human” you are to discuss one or more of the following questions. You do not have to discuss all of them, they are simply a starting point if you have writers block.

 

·      Why are so many statues and paintings of female nude and semi-nude named Venus?
·      How has the way in which the human body is viewed changed over the past 10,000, 1,000, 100 and 10 years?
·      Why do artists feel the need to over exaggerate certain body parts and ignore others?
·      Egyptians and Greeks represented the human body differently, what are some of the differences and why? What did the Greeks learn from the Egyptians?
·      Why did the Greeks construct the male nude as the embodiment of athletic prowess, military valor, epic heroism and ethical virtue?
·      In what ways did both the Egyptians and Greeks use math to construct their figures?
·      Would the artists after the Greeks, such as Michelangelo, have been able to create such magnificent human form works of art without the Greeks superb examples?
·      The poet T. S. Eliot once wrote, “Human kind cannot bear very much reality.” What do you believe is meant by this statement? Can humans not bear true reality? If so, why are so many of us captivated by “reality” shows?
The below question must be answered in additional to one of the above questions:
In what ways has your idea of the human form changed after watching the documentary?

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Many times, we are required to use statistical measures to try and construct a problem. We run a program for a 10 different inputs. The times are measures in 1-second intervals and none of them took 0 secs. a. Suppose the standard deviation of a set of times we run the program is 0. What does this tell you about the running times? b. Suppose that the mean of the times is 1000.9 sec while the median is 1 sec. Explain what do you know about the program running times for all 10 different inputs? c. Assume now that the mean of the times is 1000.9 sec while the median is 1 sec and the variance is 9998000. Explain what do you know about the program running times for all 10 different inputs

Many times, we are required to use statistical measures to try and construct a problem. We run a program for a 10 different inputs. The times are measures in 1-second intervals and none of them took 0 secs.

a.    Suppose the standard deviation of a set of times we run the program is 0. What does this tell you about the running times?
b.   Suppose that the mean of the times is 1000.9 sec while the median is 1 sec. Explain what do you know about the program running times for all 10 different inputs?
c. Assume now that the mean of the times is 1000.9 sec while the median is 1 sec and the variance is 9998000. Explain what do you know about the program running times for all 10 different inputs

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1.Distinguish among the terms glass ceiling, glass walls, and glass escalators. Please remember to include a brief definition of each term. How do these differ from more obvious forms of discrimination in employment? 2.What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer?

1.Distinguish among the terms glass ceilingglass walls, and glass escalators. Please remember to include a brief definition of each term.  How do these differ from more obvious forms of discrimination in employment?
2.What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer?

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1. Analyze how the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) apply to the facts of the case study. Provide examples to support your analysis. 2. Determine the project benefits, organizational readiness, and risk culture of the company in the case study. Provide justification for your response. 3. Develop at least three (3) project risk recommendations based on the analysis from criteria number 1 and 2 of this assignment. 4. Identify the initial categories of risk (RBS Level 1 and 2) that you see as being present in the case study using the Example Risk Checklist (Figure A-2, Hillson & Simon text). 5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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.  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 critical success factors (CSFs), project benefits, and organizational readiness and risk culture of the company.  Apply the results of this analysis to the development of project risk recommendations.  Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management  Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.

1. Analyze how the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) apply to the facts of the case study. Provide examples to support your analysis.

2. Determine the project benefits, organizational readiness, and risk culture of the company in the case study. Provide justification for your response.

3. Develop at least three (3) project risk recommendations based on the analysis from criteria number 1 and 2 of this assignment.

4. Identify the initial categories of risk (RBS Level 1 and 2) that you see as being present in the case study using the Example Risk Checklist (Figure A-2, Hillson & Simon text).

5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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.

 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 critical success factors (CSFs), project benefits, and organizational readiness and risk culture of the company.

 Apply the results of this analysis to the development of project risk recommendations.

 Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management

 Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.

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The US Constitution established the federal government and defined the rights and personal liberties of the American people. There were three plans that had a major impact on the creation of the US Constitution: the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, and the Connecticut Plan, otherwise referred to as the Great Compromise. Using the Internet, review and examine the following primary source documents associated with these plans: “The Virginia Plan” at http://research.history.org/pf/documents/virginiaPlan.cfm “The New Jersey Plan” at http://research.history.org/pf/documents/newJerseyPlan.cfm “The Connecticut Compromise” at http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/history/Sherman.htm Based on all your research and analysis of the readings for the module, describe the framework of the three plans that made up the US Constitution. Be sure to address the following: Identify the leaders of each of the three plans and describe their influence on the proceedings. Describe the features of the Virginia Plan that influenced the final language in the Constitution. Describe the features of the New Jersey Plan that were adopted into the Constitution. Discuss the reasons why the Connecticut Compromise or the Great Compromise was such a key event in the creation of the Constitution. From your twenty-first century vantage point and considering the area in which you reside, what feature in either the Virginia Plan or the New Jersey Plan was the most important and the one you would have supported? Support your rationale with scholarly references.

The US Constitution established the federal government and defined the rights and personal liberties of the American people. There were three plans that had a major impact on the creation of the US Constitution: the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, and the Connecticut Plan, otherwise referred to as the Great Compromise.

Using the Internet, review and examine the following primary source documents associated with these plans:
“The Virginia Plan” at http://research.history.org/pf/documents/virginiaPlan.cfm
“The New Jersey Plan” at http://research.history.org/pf/documents/newJerseyPlan.cfm
“The Connecticut Compromise” at http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/history/Sherman.htm

Based on all your research and analysis of the readings for the module, describe the framework of the three plans that made up the US Constitution. Be sure to address the following:
Identify the leaders of each of the three plans and describe their influence on the proceedings.
Describe the features of the Virginia Plan that influenced the final language in the Constitution.
Describe the features of the New Jersey Plan that were adopted into the Constitution.
Discuss the reasons why the Connecticut Compromise or the Great Compromise was such a key event in the creation of the Constitution.
From your twenty-first century vantage point and considering the area in which you reside, what feature in either the Virginia Plan or the New Jersey Plan was the most important and the one you would have supported? Support your rationale with scholarly references.

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Determine an organization you will analyze and evaluate over the six weeks of this course. The organization can be one in which you work, one in which you have access, or one of such substance that significant internet material is available for your use. Write a three to five page paper that: Describes the nature of the organization (provide industry, product/service, a brief history, and position in relation to competition) Identifies significant management personnel Discusses business strategy Defines the specific area of the business you plan to address In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources Must include a reference page written in APA format Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Determine an organization you will analyze and evaluate over the six weeks of this course. The organization can be one in which you work, one in which you have access, or one of such substance that significant internet material is available for your use.

Write a three to five page paper that:

Describes the nature of the organization (provide industry, product/service, a brief history, and position in relation to competition)
Identifies significant management personnel
Discusses business strategy
Defines the specific area of the business you plan to address

In addition to the requirements above, your paper:

Must be double-spaced and 12 point font
Must be formatted according to APA style
Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph
Must reference two scholarly resources
Must include a reference page written in APA format

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Your firm’s strategic plan calls for a net increase in total assets of $100 million during the next five years, which represents an annual compounded growth rate of 15 percent. Equity growth is also projected to be 15 percent per year. Assume that the firm’s Total Asset Turnover will average 1.0 in each of the five years and Equity Financing percentages will remain constant at 50 percent. The firm projects Reported Income Index values to be 0.85 each year. What is the required Total Margin that will make this plan financially feasible?

Your firm’s strategic plan calls for a net increase in total assets of $100 million during the next five years, which represents an annual compounded growth rate of 15 percent. Equity growth is also projected to be 15 percent per year. Assume that the firm’s Total Asset Turnover will average 1.0 in each of the five years and Equity Financing percentages will remain constant at 50 percent. The firm projects Reported Income Index values to be 0.85 each year. What is the required Total Margin that will make this plan financially feasible?

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America began its expansion across the North American continent prior to the Civil War. Among the many reasons for this expansion was America’s mission to promote democracy throughout the world. Using the Internet, review J. L. O’Sullivan’s “Manifest Destiny”: [O’Sullivan, J. L.?]. [ca. 1839]. Manifest destiny. Civics Online. Retrieved from http://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/texts/manifest_destiny.html Based on your readings for this module and, specifically, the article by J.L. O’Sullivan, respond to the following: What was the philosophy of Manifest Destiny? Does the U.S. continue to promote this philosophy? What purpose and objectives did the philosophy of Manifest Destiny serve? Have recent conflicts in the Middle East and the U.S. response to trade and foreign aid confirmed or rejected this belief? Give reasons in support of your answer.

America began its expansion across the North American continent prior to the Civil War. Among the many reasons for this expansion was America’s mission to promote democracy throughout the world.

Using the Internet, review J. L. O’Sullivan’s “Manifest Destiny”:

[O’Sullivan, J. L.?]. [ca. 1839]. Manifest destiny. Civics Online. Retrieved from

http://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/texts/manifest_destiny.html

Based on your readings for this module and, specifically, the article by J.L. O’Sullivan, respond to the following:
What was the philosophy of Manifest Destiny? Does the U.S. continue to promote this philosophy?
What purpose and objectives did the philosophy of Manifest Destiny serve?
Have recent conflicts in the Middle East and the U.S. response to trade and foreign aid confirmed or rejected this belief? Give reasons in support of your answer.

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Burkins and Yaris (2012) contend that the Common Core State Standards foster critical thinking. They reference the reading anchor standards which can be found here: English Language Arts Anchor Standards. They note, “A quick scan forces us to notice language like “analyze how individuals, events, and ideas develop” and “interpret words and phrases” and “integrate and evaluate content.” These words—analyze, interpret, integrate– reflect the vernacular of critical thinking, suggesting that the intent behind the Common Core isn’t simply better scores on a particular test, but to impact the lives of students in meaningful, long term ways.” For your Week One assignment, choose one of the following prompts: Write a three- to five-page commentary (not including title and reference pages) describing your thoughts on the above paragraph. Do you think the Common Core State Standards support critical thinking? If so, support your thinking and provide at least three examples of how teachers can promote critical thinking in their classrooms. If not, support your thinking and provide at least three examples of how the standards need to be changed to promote critical thinking. Also, indicate how you will evaluate students’ critical thinking skills. Read several other commentaries including blogs, op-ed pieces, peer-reviewed articles, etc. Cite at least three scholarly sources and make sure your work is in APA format.

Burkins and Yaris (2012) contend that the Common Core State Standards foster critical thinking. They reference the reading anchor standards which can be found here: English Language Arts Anchor Standards. They note, “A quick scan forces us to notice language like “analyze how individuals, events, and ideas develop” and “interpret words and phrases” and “integrate and evaluate content.” These words—analyze, interpret, integrate– reflect the vernacular of critical thinking, suggesting that the intent behind the Common Core isn’t simply better scores on a particular test, but to impact the lives of students in meaningful, long term ways.”

For your Week One assignment, choose one of the following prompts:
Write a three- to five-page commentary (not including title and reference pages) describing your thoughts on the above paragraph. Do you think the Common Core State Standards support critical thinking? If so, support your thinking and provide at least three examples of how teachers can promote critical thinking in their classrooms. If not, support your thinking and provide at least three examples of how the standards need to be changed to promote critical thinking. Also, indicate how you will evaluate students’ critical thinking skills. Read several other commentaries including blogs, op-ed pieces, peer-reviewed articles, etc. Cite at least three scholarly sources and make sure your work is in APA format.

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Based on the reading, PowerPoint (ATTACHED, and podcast (http://www.nap.edu/audioplayer.php?record_id=9824&n=0) develop a matrix/chart relating the behavioral theories and current research in brain development to NAEYC standards and the implications for early learning and best teaching practices. Be sure to include information for Birth-PK and K-3 populations.

Based on the reading, PowerPoint (ATTACHED, and
podcast (http://www.nap.edu/audioplayer.php?record_id=9824&n=0)
develop a matrix/chart relating the behavioral theories and current research in brain development to NAEYC standards and the implications for early learning and best teaching practices. Be sure to include information for Birth-PK and K-3 populations.

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  • Incident Investigation – Case Study

Instructions and Grading Rubric

Read Case III located on pages 560-562 in your textbook. Once you have read all of the materials, write an incident report utilizing the Guide for Identifying Causal Factors & Corrective Actions located on pages 156-160 in the textbook.

What are your findings? What is/are your recommended corrective action(s)? Who is at fault, if anyone? Could this have been averted? How, or why?

The project is required to be a minimum of 500-600 words (or a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 4 pages) double-spaced. You should follow APA style and referencing guidelines and choose articles from journals available on the CSU Online Library database. You may also use any website as a resource.This Incident Investigation will be graded based on the CSU Grading Rubric for all types of papers. To view the rubric, click here.

CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing papers and case studies. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. A document titled “CSU APA Guidelines Summary” is available for you to download from the Writing Resources Link, found in the Student Resources area of the myCSU Student Portal. This document provides links to several internet sites that provide comprehensive information on APA formatting, including examples and sample papers.

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1. Define social responsibility. How does this view of the role of business differ from your previous perceptions? How is it consistent with your attitudes and beliefs about business? 2. If a company is named to one of the “best in social responsibility” lists, what positive effects can it potentially reap? What are the possible costs or negative outcomes that may be associated with being named to one of these lists? 3. What historical trends have affected the social responsibilities of business? In light of current trends and issues, what changes in these responsibilities and expectations do you predict over the next five years? Chapter 2: 1. Define crisis management. What should a company facing a crisis do to satisfy its stakeholders and protect its reputation? 2. Describe the process of developing stakeholder relationships. What parts of the process seem most important? What parts seem most difficult? 3. What are the differences between the reactive, defensive, accommodative, and proactive approaches to stakeholder relationships? You Want A Similar Paper Done? Don’t be stressed, Click Here To Order this essay!!! Chapter 3: 1. What is corporate governance? Why is corporate governance an important concern for companies that are pursuing the social responsibility approach? How does it improve or change the nature of executive and managerial decision making? 2. Compare the shareholder and stakeholder models of corporate governance. Which one seems to predominate today? What implications does this have for businesses in today’s complex environment? 3. How have economic circumstances contributed to the growing trend toward increasing corporate governance? Why are accountability and control so important in the twenty-first century? 4. Evaluate the top 10 companies on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the most admired companies found on the magazine’s website. These companies as a group have superior financial performance compared to other firms. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most- admired/2012/snapshots/670.html?iid=spltoplink Go to each company’s website and try to assess its management’s commitment to the misconduct, explain how this may affect specific stakeholders. Rank the companies on the basis of the information available and your opinion on their fulfillment of social responsibility.

1. Define social responsibility. How does this view of the role of business differ from your previous perceptions? How is it consistent with your attitudes and beliefs about business?

2. If a company is named to one of the “best in social responsibility” lists, what positive effects can it potentially reap? What are the possible costs or negative outcomes that may be associated with being named to one of these lists?

3. What historical trends have affected the social responsibilities of business? In light of current trends and issues, what changes in these responsibilities and expectations do you predict over the next five years?

Chapter 2:

1. Define crisis management. What should a company facing a crisis do to satisfy its stakeholders and protect its reputation?

2. Describe the process of developing stakeholder relationships. What parts of the process seem most important? What parts seem most difficult?

3. What are the differences between the reactive, defensive, accommodative, and proactive approaches to stakeholder relationships?

Chapter 3:

1. What is corporate governance? Why is corporate governance an important concern for companies that are pursuing the social responsibility approach? How does it improve or change the nature of executive and managerial decision making?

2. Compare the shareholder and stakeholder models of corporate governance. Which one seems to predominate today? What implications does this have for businesses in today’s complex environment?

3. How have economic circumstances contributed to the growing trend toward increasing corporate governance? Why are accountability and control so important in the twenty-first century?

4. Evaluate the top 10 companies on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the most admired companies found on the magazine’s website. These companies as a group have superior financial performance compared to other firms.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most- admired/2012/snapshots/670.html?iid=spltoplink

Go to each company’s website and try to assess its management’s commitment to the misconduct, explain how this may affect specific stakeholders. Rank the companies on the basis of the information available and your opinion on their fulfillment of social responsibility.

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Review you answer to Topic 1 Week 1. Keeping in mind your purpose in analyzing your firm, identify four or five financial ratios that you think are most important. Calculate the ratios for your firm for the last three years. Compare them to your firm’s closest competitor. Is your firm doing better or worse over time? Is your firm doing better or worse than its closest competitor? Do a Dupont analysis of your firm. Compare your firm to its closest competitor. What strengths or weaknesses does your comparison reveal?

Review you answer to Topic 1 Week 1. Keeping in mind your purpose in analyzing your firm, identify four or five financial ratios that you think are most important. Calculate the ratios for your firm for the last three years. Compare them to your firm’s closest competitor. Is your firm doing better or worse over time? Is your firm doing better or worse than its closest competitor?

Do a Dupont analysis of your firm. Compare your firm to its closest competitor. What strengths or weaknesses does your comparison reveal?

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Question 1. In 250 words, what benefits are gained from research, planning, and the analysis of financial statements? Question 2. In 250 words, should managers recommend business alternatives based on financial analyses? Why or why not? Question 3. In 250 words, how does present value and future value fit into the management of an organization?

Question 1.

In 250 words, what benefits are gained from research, planning, and the analysis of financial statements?

Question 2.

In 250 words, should managers recommend business alternatives based on financial analyses? Why or why not?

Question 3.

In 250 words, how does present value and future value fit into the management of an organization?

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A department store chain is designing a layout for a new store. The store manager wants to provide as much convenience as possible for her customers. Based on historical data, the number of trips between departments per hour is given in the following closeness matrix. A block plan showing a preliminary layout is also shown. [Pin It] Customer travel between departments is restricted to the aisles shown in the block plan as dotted lines. Follow a systematic process (as given below) to develop a good layout for the department store. Step 1: Evaluate the Current Layout by computing a load distance score for the current layout. Step 2: Determine the Total Closeness Rating for each of the departments. Place two departments with the most total closeness ratings in the middle of the building. You Want A Similar Paper Done? Don’t be stressed, Click Here To Order this essay!!! Step 3: Rank order the department pairs by closeness rating in descending order. Step 4: Place the rest of the departments in the layout. Start with the department pair with the largest closeness rating. Continue this process until you have placed all the departments in the new layout. Step 5: Evaluate the Improved Layout by computing the new load distance score for the current layout. What is the percentage improvement in the load distance score over the current layout?

A department store chain is designing a layout for a new store. The store manager wants to provide as much convenience as possible for her customers. Based on historical data, the number of trips between departments per hour is given in the following closeness matrix. A block plan showing a preliminary layout is also shown.

Customer travel between departments is restricted to the aisles shown in the block plan as dotted lines.
Follow a systematic process (as given below) to develop a good layout for the department store.
Step 1: Evaluate the Current Layout by computing a load distance score for the current layout.
Step 2: Determine the Total Closeness Rating for each of the departments. Place two departments with the most total closeness ratings in the middle of the building.
Step 3: Rank order the department pairs by closeness rating in descending order.
Step 4: Place the rest of the departments in the layout. Start with the department pair with the largest closeness rating. Continue this process until you have placed all the departments in the new layout.
Step 5: Evaluate the Improved Layout by computing the new load distance score for the current layout. What is the percentage improvement in the load distance score over the current layout?

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Question 1 Let f(x) = (x-c) e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.558. Using the simple iteration method, find the root of f(x) correct to TWO decimal places using x0= 2.0 + c. Hint: Check that the root satisfies x = ln(x-c) – ln 0.3 AND x = 0.3ex-c + c. You may need to iterate more than 5 times. Answer: Question 2 Let f(x) = (x-c)2 e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.058. Using the Newton-Raphson iteration scheme, find the root (correct to 3 decimal places) of f(x) with x0 = 1.0 + c. Answer: Question 3 Let f(x) = (x-c) sin(x-c) + (x-c) + 5 where c = -0.022. If we set a0 = -6.7 + c, and b0 = -6.3+c and set (a0,b0) as the starting interval for the r=0 iteration of the bisection method. Find a4. Answer: Question 4 Let f(x) = (x-c) e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 0.769. Using the simple iteration method, find the root of f(x) correct to TWO decimal places using x0= 0.4 + c. Hint: Check that the root satisfies x = ln(x-c) – ln 0.3 AND x = 0.3ex-c + c. You may need to iterate more than 5 times. Answer: Question 5 Letf(x) = a/x where a = 6.207. If R={x: 0.5 <= x <= 1.0 } Find the maximum value (correct to 3 decimal places) of| df/dx | in the interval of R. Answer: Question 6 You Want A Similar Paper Done? Don’t be stressed, Click Here To Order this essay!!! Let f(x) = eax + bx where a = 4.463 and b = 1.746.The Newton-Raphson method is used to solve f(x) = 0 with x0 = 0.67. Find x2 correct to 3 decimal places. Answer: Question 7 We shall let f(x) = ax2 where a = 0.98. If f(x) fulfills the condition 1 (Refer to SU1-8)of the contraction mapping in the interval R = {x : 0 <= x <= c} Find the maximum value of c. Express your answer correct to 3 decimal places. Answer: Question 8 If f(x) = ax2 where a = 1.477.If | df/dx | <= 1 in the interval R = { x: 0 <= x <= c } find maximum c (correct to 3 decimal places). Answer: Question 9 A bisection method is to be used to find the solution of f(x) = 0 In the 0th iteration (the zeroth iteration, i.e., r = 0), an interval of a <= x <= b is used, where a = -0.401 and b = -0.337. Find the length of the interval in the third iteration (i.e., r = 3).Give the answer correct to 3 decimal places. Answer: Question 10 Let f(x) = (x-c)2 e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.549. Using the Newton-Raphson iteration scheme, find the root (correct to 3 decimal places) of f(x) with x0 = 4.0 + c.

Question 1
Let f(x) = (x-c) e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.558.
Using the simple iteration method, find the root of f(x) correct to TWO decimal places using x0= 2.0 + c. Hint: Check that the root satisfies x = ln(x-c) – ln 0.3  AND x = 0.3ex-c + c. You may need to iterate more than 5 times.
Answer:
Question 2
Let f(x) = (x-c)2 e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.058.
Using the Newton-Raphson iteration scheme, find the root (correct to 3 decimal places) of f(x) with x0 = 1.0 + c.
Answer:
Question 3
Let f(x) = (x-c) sin(x-c) + (x-c) + 5 where c = -0.022. If we set a0 = -6.7 + c, and b0 = -6.3+c and set (a0,b0) as the starting interval for the r=0 iteration of the bisection method. Find a4.
Answer:
Question 4
 Let f(x) = (x-c) e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 0.769. Using the simple iteration method, find the root of f(x) correct to TWO decimal places using x0= 0.4 + c.
Hint: Check that the root satisfies x = ln(x-c) – ln 0.3  AND x = 0.3ex-c + c. You may need to iterate more than 5 times.
Answer:
Question 5
Letf(x) = a/x where a = 6.207. If R={x: 0.5 <= x  <= 1.0 }
Find the maximum value (correct to 3 decimal places) of| df/dx | in the interval of R.
Answer:
Question 6
Let f(x) = eax + bx where a = 4.463 and b = 1.746.The Newton-Raphson method is used to solve f(x) = 0 with x0 = 0.67. Find x2 correct to 3 decimal places.
Answer:
Question 7
We shall  let f(x) = ax2 where a = 0.98. If f(x) fulfills the condition 1 (Refer to SU1-8)of the contraction mapping in the interval
R = {x : 0 <= x <= c}
Find the maximum value of c. Express your answer correct to 3 decimal places.
Answer:
Question 8
 If f(x) = ax2 where a = 1.477.If | df/dx |  <=  1 in the interval R = { x:  0 <=  x <=  c }
find maximum c (correct to 3 decimal places).
Answer:
Question 9
A bisection method is to be used to find the solution of f(x) = 0 In the 0th iteration (the zeroth iteration, i.e., r = 0), an interval of a <=  x <= b  is used,
where a = -0.401 and b = -0.337.
Find the length of the interval in the third iteration (i.e., r = 3).Give the answer correct to 3 decimal places.
Answer:
Question 10
Let f(x) = (x-c)2 e-x+c – 0.3 where c = 3.549.

Using the Newton-Raphson iteration scheme, find the root (correct to 3 decimal places) of f(x) with x0 = 4.0 + c.

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