Prepare a PowerPoint presentation which compares terrorist behavior to criminal behavior. Focus on the differences in motivation, ideology and culture behind the terrorist, as well as the ordinary criminal. What motivates the terrorist? Identify at least three causes and motivations of terrorists. Explain the differences between religious and political terrorism. What motivates other criminal behavior, such as a murderer, a burglar, con artist, drug dealer, etc.? How can culture impact ones behavior and motivation? Provide examples to support your findings. Your presentation should consist of no less than five slides, excluding the title slide and references slide. Thus, a proper presentation should have a total of 7 slides at a minimum. Below is a suggested format for your presentation to help you get started.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation which compares terrorist behavior to criminal behavior. Focus on the differences in motivation, ideology and culture behind the terrorist, as well as the ordinary criminal. What motivates the terrorist? Identify at least three causes and motivations of terrorists. Explain the differences between religious and political terrorism. What motivates other criminal behavior, such as a murderer, a burglar, con artist, drug dealer, etc.? How can culture impact ones behavior and motivation? Provide examples to support your findings.

Your presentation should consist of no less than five slides, excluding the title slide and references slide. Thus, a proper presentation should have a total of 7 slides at a minimum. Below is a suggested format for your presentation to help you get started.

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When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam. Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam. If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam. Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer. 1. Which one of the following statements about discretionary fiscal policy is correct? A. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to any change in government spending or taxes that destabilizes the economy. B. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to the changes in taxes and transfers that occur as GDP changes. C. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to the authority that the President has to change personal income tax rates. D. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to changes in taxes and government expenditures made by Congress to stabilize the economy. 2. The amount by which federal tax revenues exceed federal government expenditures during a particular year is the A. budget surplus. B. Federal Reserve. C. budget deficit. D. public debt. 3. In building the aggregate expenditures model, Keynes believed that A. economies are normally at full employment and thus frequently susceptible to bouts of inflation. B. massive unemployment of labor and capital created conditions where sudden demand changes are unlikely to change prices. C. government intervention into the economy is the primary cause of business cycle fluctuations. D. changes in aggregate expenditures are unable to affect the level of real output in the economy. 4. Which one of the following statements about efficiency wages is correct? A. Efficiency wages are usually less than market wages. B. Efficiency wages are wage payments necessary to compensate workers for unpleasant or risky work conditions. C. Efficiency wages are above-market-wages that bring forth so much added work effort that per-unit production costs are lower than at market wages. D. Efficiency wages are relevant to macroeconomics because they explain rightward shifts in aggregate demand. 5. In the late 1990s the U.S. stock market boomed, causing U.S. consumption to rise. Economists refer to this outcome as the _______ effect. A. multiplier B. wealth C. interest-rate D. Keynes 6. Which one of the following statements about the interest-rate effect is correct? A. The interest-rate effect suggests that a decrease in the supply of money will increase interest rates and reduce interest-sensitive consumption and investment spending. B. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will decrease the demand for money, reduce interest rates, and increase consumption and investment spending. C. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will increase the demand for money, increase interest rates, and decrease consumption and investment spending. D. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will increase the demand for money, reduce interest rates, and decrease consumption and investment spending. 7. Which one of the following statements about lump-sum taxes is correct? A. A lump-sum tax means that the tax applies only to one time period. B. A lump-sum tax means that tax revenues vary directly with GDP. C. A lump-sum tax means that the same amount of tax revenue is collected at each level of GDP. D. A lump-sum tax means that tax revenues vary inversely with GDP. 8. Which one of the following statements about fiscal policy is correct? A. Fiscal policy refers to the manipulation of government spending and taxes to achieve greater equality in the distribution of income. B. Fiscal policy refers to the altering of the interest rate to change aggregate demand. C. Fiscal policy refers to the manipulation of government spending and taxes to stabilize domestic output, employment, and the price level. D. Fiscal policy refers to the fact that equal increases in government spending and taxation will be contractionary. 9. An appropriate fiscal policy for severe demand-pull inflation is A. depreciation of the dollar. B. an increase in government spending. C. a reduction in interest rates. D. a tax rate increase. 10. Which one of the following represents the most contractionary fiscal policy? A. A $30 billion increase in government spending B. A $30 billion decrease in government spending C. A $30 billion tax cut D. A $30 billion tax increase 11. The most important determinant of consumption and saving is the A. interest rate. B. price level. C. level of income. D. level of bank credit. 12. If the price level increases in the United States relative to foreign countries, then American consumers will purchase more foreign goods and fewer U.S. goods. This statement describes the _______ effect. A. real-balances B. shift-of-spending C. foreign purchases D. output 13. Which one of the following statements about the standardized budget is correct? A. The standardized budget tells us that in a full-employment economy the federal budget should be in balance. B. The standardized budget tells us what the size of the federal budget deficit or surplus would be if the economy was at full employment. C. The standardized budget tells us the actual budget deficit or surplus realized in any given year. D. The standardized budget tells us that tax revenues should vary inversely with GDP. 14. Expansionary fiscal policy is so named because it A. necessarily expands the size of government. B. is aimed at achieving greater price stability. C. is designed to expand real GDP. D. involves an expansion of the nation’s money supply. 15. Which one of the following statements about the standardized budget is correct? A. The standardized budget refers to the number of workers who are underemployed when the level of unemployment is 4 to 5 percent. B. The standardized budget refers to the inflationary impact that the automatic stabilizers have in a full-employment economy. C. The standardized budget refers to that portion of a full-employment GDP that isn’t consumed in the year it’s produced. D. The standardized budget refers to the size of the federal government’s budgetary surplus or deficit when the economy is operating at full employment. 16. The graphical relationship between the price level and the amount of real GDP that businesses will offer for sale is known as the _______ curve. A. aggregate supply B. investment supply C. investment demand D. aggregate demand 17. The amount by which government expenditures exceed revenues during a particular year is the A. GDP gap. B. budget deficit. C. public debt. D. full-employment. 18. A private closed economy includes A. households, businesses, and international trade, but not government. B. households only.End of exam C. households and businesses, but not government or international trade. D. households, businesses, and government, but not international trade. 19. In a private closed economy, when aggregate expenditures equal GDP, then A. disposable income equals consumption minus saving. B. consumption equals aggregate expenditures. C. planned investment equals saving. D. consumption equals investment. 20. Suppose that a new machine tool having a useful life of only one year costs $80,000. Suppose, also, that the net additional revenue resulting from buying this tool is expected to be $96,000. The expected rate of return on this tool is A. 80 percent. B. 8 percent. C. 20 percent. D. 2 percent.

When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam. Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam. If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam. Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.

1. Which one of the following statements about discretionary fiscal policy is correct? A. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to any change in government spending or taxes that destabilizes the economy. B. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to the changes in taxes and transfers that occur as GDP changes. C. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to the authority that the President has to change personal income tax rates. D. Discretionary fiscal policy refers to changes in taxes and government expenditures made by Congress to stabilize the economy.

2. The amount by which federal tax revenues exceed federal government expenditures during a particular year is the A. budget surplus. B. Federal Reserve. C. budget deficit. D. public debt.

3. In building the aggregate expenditures model, Keynes believed that A. economies are normally at full employment and thus frequently susceptible to bouts of inflation. B. massive unemployment of labor and capital created conditions where sudden demand changes are unlikely to change prices. C. government intervention into the economy is the primary cause of business cycle fluctuations. D. changes in aggregate expenditures are unable to affect the level of real output in the economy.

4. Which one of the following statements about efficiency wages is correct? A. Efficiency wages are usually less than market wages. B. Efficiency wages are wage payments necessary to compensate workers for unpleasant or risky work conditions. C. Efficiency wages are above-market-wages that bring forth so much added work effort that per-unit production costs are lower than at market wages. D. Efficiency wages are relevant to macroeconomics because they explain rightward shifts in aggregate demand.

5. In the late 1990s the U.S. stock market boomed, causing U.S. consumption to rise. Economists refer to this outcome as the _______ effect. A. multiplier B. wealth C. interest-rate D. Keynes 6. Which one of the following statements about the interest-rate effect is correct? A. The interest-rate effect suggests that a decrease in the supply of money will increase interest rates and reduce interest-sensitive consumption and investment spending. B. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will decrease the demand for money, reduce interest rates, and increase consumption and investment spending. C. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will increase the demand for money, increase interest rates, and decrease consumption and investment spending. D. The interest-rate effect suggests that an increase in the price level will increase the demand for money, reduce interest rates, and decrease consumption and investment spending.

7. Which one of the following statements about lump-sum taxes is correct? A. A lump-sum tax means that the tax applies only to one time period. B. A lump-sum tax means that tax revenues vary directly with GDP. C. A lump-sum tax means that the same amount of tax revenue is collected at each level of GDP. D. A lump-sum tax means that tax revenues vary inversely with GDP.

8. Which one of the following statements about fiscal policy is correct? A. Fiscal policy refers to the manipulation of government spending and taxes to achieve greater equality in the distribution of income. B. Fiscal policy refers to the altering of the interest rate to change aggregate demand. C. Fiscal policy refers to the manipulation of government spending and taxes to stabilize domestic output, employment, and the price level. D. Fiscal policy refers to the fact that equal increases in government spending and taxation will be contractionary.

9. An appropriate fiscal policy for severe demand-pull inflation is A. depreciation of the dollar. B. an increase in government spending. C. a reduction in interest rates. D. a tax rate increase.

10. Which one of the following represents the most contractionary fiscal policy? A. A $30 billion increase in government spending B. A $30 billion decrease in government spending C. A $30 billion tax cut D. A $30 billion tax increase

11. The most important determinant of consumption and saving is the A. interest rate. B. price level. C. level of income. D. level of bank credit.

12. If the price level increases in the United States relative to foreign countries, then American consumers will purchase more foreign goods and fewer U.S. goods. This statement describes the _______ effect. A. real-balances B. shift-of-spending C. foreign purchases D. output

13. Which one of the following statements about the standardized budget is correct? A. The standardized budget tells us that in a full-employment economy the federal budget should be in balance. B. The standardized budget tells us what the size of the federal budget deficit or surplus would be if the economy was at full employment. C. The standardized budget tells us the actual budget deficit or surplus realized in any given year. D. The standardized budget tells us that tax revenues should vary inversely with GDP.

14. Expansionary fiscal policy is so named because it A. necessarily expands the size of government. B. is aimed at achieving greater price stability. C. is designed to expand real GDP. D. involves an expansion of the nation’s money supply.

15. Which one of the following statements about the standardized budget is correct? A. The standardized budget refers to the number of workers who are underemployed when the level of unemployment is 4 to 5 percent. B. The standardized budget refers to the inflationary impact that the automatic stabilizers have in a full-employment economy. C. The standardized budget refers to that portion of a full-employment GDP that isn’t consumed in the year it’s produced. D. The standardized budget refers to the size of the federal government’s budgetary surplus or deficit when the economy is operating at full employment.

16. The graphical relationship between the price level and the amount of real GDP that businesses will offer for sale is known as the _______ curve. A. aggregate supply B. investment supply C. investment demand D. aggregate demand

17. The amount by which government expenditures exceed revenues during a particular year is the A. GDP gap. B. budget deficit. C. public debt. D. full-employment.

18. A private closed economy includes A. households, businesses, and international trade, but not government. B. households only.End of exam C. households and businesses, but not government or international trade. D. households, businesses, and government, but not international trade.

19. In a private closed economy, when aggregate expenditures equal GDP, then A. disposable income equals consumption minus saving. B. consumption equals aggregate expenditures. C. planned investment equals saving. D. consumption equals investment.

20. Suppose that a new machine tool having a useful life of only one year costs $80,000. Suppose, also, that the net additional revenue resulting from buying this tool is expected to be $96,000. The expected rate of return on this tool is A. 80 percent. B. 8 percent. C. 20 percent. D. 2 percent.

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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This framework demonstrates the combination of content expertise, information delivery expertise (pedagogy), and instructional technology implementation all used to enhance learning. As your textbook and webpages point out, TPACK combines pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, and technological knowledge to transform learning opportunities into student-centered opportunities for lesson engagement, global connections, and web interfacing through 21st century technology advancements. The TPACK framework demonstrates the interplay of three knowledge bases: 1.Pedagogical Content Knowledge: This area is where most teachers have their foundation- as a content expert who delivers knowledge using the foundations of pedagogy. 2.Technological Content Knowledge: This area includes making content more accessible and differentiated through technology including graphing calculators, online language translators, and virtual world tours. 3.Technological Pedagogy Knowledge: This area involves advanced learning processes through the use of technology that contribute to a wider variety of differentiated instructional opportunities including iPads that have text to speech programs, SMARTboard with text magnification, and online educational games that provide immediate feedback. Assignment Instructions Using the classroom environment and the demographics created in Week Two, the instructional strategies that align with the CCSS in the blog created in Week Three, the unit plan created in Week Four, and the summative assessment created in Week Five, you will create the framework for a TPACK lesson plan. Include the following in your lesson plan: 1.Title: The title of your lesson. 2.Grade level and basic class demographics. 3.Anticipated Outcome (Lesson Objective): This must be measurable and written to align with the CCSS. 4.Common Core State Standard: This can be from your Unit Plan. 5.NETS-T standard being met. 6.Content Summary: A brief description of what you will teach for this lesson and why. 7.Materials: Provide a list of materials needed for the lesson to include hyperlinks to any internet sites or books citations. 8.Summative Assessment: This should be a two to three sentence summary of how you will assess the lesson. Your lesson plan must address each section of the TPACK using the provided lesson plan template: •Pedagogical Content Knowledge: This section will explain what teaching strategies best address the lesson’s content and concept. It includes teaching using multiple intelligences to promote critical thinking and problem solving in an engaging learning environment. You must also clearly explain how the Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligns with this section. •Technological Pedagogical Knowledge: This section explains how the instructional technology device(s) included in your lesson enhance student learning and classroom organization (such as online attendance and grading). You must also clearly explain how the NETS standard(s) aligns with this section. •Technological Content Knowledge: This section explains how instructional technology will be used to compliment the lesson’s content. For example- a graphing calculator is used to check student’s algebra work or using spell check in a word document. You must also clearly explain how the CCSS and NETS standard(s) aligns with this section. The following is an example information to be included in this lesson plan framework. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This final section is a two-page reflection of how your lesson integrates Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) , Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and Technological Content Knowledge (TCK) to fully address TPACK in the creation of an engaging lesson that differentiates instruction, makes global connections through 21st century technological advancements, encourages critical thinking and demonstrates content area expertise. In addition, you must include how you will integrate the respect for copyright, intellectual property and the appropriate documentation of sources in your classroom instruction. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. Assignment Submission In Ashford courses, there are two different ways to submit assignments for grading. Depending on the system the course utilizes, assignments will either be submitted via the classroom Assignment Basket Assignment Basket Icon or Waypoint Waypoint Icon.

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This framework demonstrates the combination of content expertise, information delivery expertise (pedagogy), and instructional technology implementation all used to enhance learning.

As your textbook and webpages point out, TPACK combines pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, and technological knowledge to transform learning opportunities into student-centered opportunities for lesson engagement, global connections, and web interfacing through 21st century technology advancements. The TPACK framework demonstrates the interplay of three knowledge bases:

1.Pedagogical Content Knowledge: This area is where most teachers have their foundation- as a content expert who delivers knowledge using the foundations of pedagogy.

2.Technological Content Knowledge: This area includes making content more accessible and differentiated through technology including graphing calculators, online language translators, and virtual world tours.

3.Technological Pedagogy Knowledge: This area involves advanced learning processes through the use of technology that contribute to a wider variety of differentiated instructional opportunities including iPads that have text to speech programs, SMARTboard with text magnification, and online educational games that provide immediate feedback.

Assignment Instructions

Using the classroom environment and the demographics created in Week Two, the instructional strategies that align with the CCSS in the blog created in Week Three, the unit plan created in Week Four, and the summative assessment created in Week Five, you will create the framework for a TPACK lesson plan.

Include the following in your lesson plan:

1.Title: The title of your lesson.

2.Grade level and basic class demographics.

3.Anticipated Outcome (Lesson Objective): This must be measurable and written to align with the CCSS.

4.Common Core State Standard: This can be from your Unit Plan.

5.NETS-T standard being met.

6.Content Summary: A brief description of what you will teach for this lesson and why.

7.Materials: Provide a list of materials needed for the lesson to include hyperlinks to any internet sites or books citations.

8.Summative Assessment: This should be a two to three sentence summary of how you will assess the lesson.

Your lesson plan must address each section of the TPACK using the provided lesson plan template:

•Pedagogical Content Knowledge: This section will explain what teaching strategies best address the lesson’s content and concept. It includes teaching using multiple intelligences to promote critical thinking and problem solving in an engaging learning environment. You must also clearly explain how the Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligns with this section.

•Technological Pedagogical Knowledge: This section explains how the instructional technology device(s) included in your lesson enhance student learning and classroom organization (such as online attendance and grading). You must also clearly explain how the NETS standard(s) aligns with this section.

•Technological Content Knowledge: This section explains how instructional technology will be used to compliment the lesson’s content. For example- a graphing calculator is used to check student’s algebra work or using spell check in a word document. You must also clearly explain how the CCSS and NETS standard(s) aligns with this section.

The following is an example information to be included in this lesson plan framework.

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This final section is a two-page reflection of how your lesson integrates Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) , Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK), and Technological Content Knowledge (TCK) to fully address TPACK in the creation of an engaging lesson that differentiates instruction, makes global connections through 21st century technological advancements, encourages critical thinking and demonstrates content area expertise.

In addition, you must include how you will integrate the respect for copyright, intellectual property and the appropriate documentation of sources in your classroom instruction.

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

Assignment Submission

In Ashford courses, there are two different ways to submit assignments for grading. Depending on the system the course utilizes, assignments will either be submitted via the classroom Assignment Basket Assignment Basket Icon or Waypoint Waypoint Icon.

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Writing Assignment 1 The memory chapter of your textbook includes a section with tips from the science of memory, and how to apply those in studying and in life. For your writing assignment you will read and summarize this section, you will find an authoritative web site that covers study skills and memorization, and you will construct a study plan for your upcoming exam for this class. Your paper should have the following three sections: Section 1: Read the section of chapter 6 titled “Tips from the Science of Memory—for Studying and for Life” Summarize the key information from this section in your own words, in approximately one page Section 2: Find an authoritative web site on the internet that covers study skills and memorization of class material. In the Resources area under the main menu of the course you will find a document (CRAAP Test) which will guide you in evaluating websites on criteria of Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. Review this document as you choose your website. Explain why this site is authoritative (you may cite some of the criteria from the CRAAP Test), and summarize some of the suggestions of this site in your own words. Compare its suggestions to those from your book – to what extent do they overlap or differ? This section also should be approximately one page. Section 3: Using the material summarized in sections 1 and 2, outline a study plan that you could use to prepare for your upcoming midterm exam. Explain specifically what you could do in order to best prepare for the exam, using techniques outlined in both the textbook and your outside website. This section should be between a half page and a full page. Additionally, your paper should include a title page (within the same document as the paper) listing your name, class section, professor’s name and the date. And, your paper should include a reference page. Your reference page should include citations for your textbook and your website, both in APA format. The emphasis in this paper is demonstrating understanding of the material, as summarized in your own words. You may use direct quotes if they are short and clearly cited within quotation marks, but you should not use longer block quotes. The paper should be formatted as follows: The paper should be double-spaced, no more than 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman or Calibri. Do NOT use Courier font. Margins should be no more than 1.25 inches all around. The paper must be submitted in either Microsoft Word .DOC format or Microsoft Word .DOCX format. The “Save As…” menu in most word processors will allow you to select one of these formats. If your word processor does not allow you to save in one of these formats, the college does allow students to download a copy of Microsoft Office for free. Instructions on doing this can be found in the Start Here area of the course, under Step 3: Help with Blackboard and Technology If you do not submit in one of these formats, I may not be able to open the file (warning: I cannot open files in Microsoft Works or Apple Pages format). If I cannot open the file, you will receive a zero for the assignment.

Writing Assignment 1

The memory chapter of your textbook includes a section with tips from the science of memory, and how to apply those in studying and in life. For your writing assignment you will read and summarize this section, you will find an authoritative web site that covers study skills and memorization, and you will construct a study plan for your upcoming exam for this class. Your paper should have the following three sections:

Section 1:

Read the section of chapter 6 titled “Tips from the Science of Memory—for Studying and for Life” Summarize the key information from this section in your own words, in approximately one page

Section 2:

Find an authoritative web site on the internet that covers study skills and memorization of class material. In the Resources area under the main menu of the course you will find a document (CRAAP Test) which will guide you in evaluating websites on criteria of Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. Review this document as you choose your website. Explain why this site is authoritative (you may cite some of the criteria from the CRAAP Test), and summarize some of the suggestions of this site in your own words. Compare its suggestions to those from your book – to what extent do they overlap or differ? This section also should be approximately one page.

Section 3:

Using the material summarized in sections 1 and 2, outline a study plan that you could use to prepare for your upcoming midterm exam. Explain specifically what you could do in order to best prepare for the exam, using techniques outlined in both the textbook and your outside website. This section should be between a half page and a full page.

Additionally, your paper should include a title page (within the same document as the paper) listing your name, class section, professor’s name and the date. And, your paper should include a reference page. Your reference page should include citations for your textbook and your website, both in APA format.

The emphasis in this paper is demonstrating understanding of the material, as summarized in your own words. You may use direct quotes if they are short and clearly cited within quotation marks, but you should not use longer block quotes.

The paper should be formatted as follows:

The paper should be double-spaced, no more than 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman or Calibri. Do NOT use Courier font. Margins should be no more than 1.25 inches all around. The paper must be submitted in either Microsoft Word .DOC format or Microsoft Word .DOCX format. The “Save As…” menu in most word processors will allow you to select one of these formats. If your word processor does not allow you to save in one of these formats, the college does allow students to download a copy of Microsoft Office for free. Instructions on doing this can be found in the Start Here area of the course, under Step 3: Help with Blackboard and Technology If you do not submit in one of these formats, I may not be able to open the file (warning: I cannot open files in Microsoft Works or Apple Pages format). If I cannot open the file, you will receive a zero for the assignment.

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Resource: One of the following case studies from Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, as assigned by your instructor • Case 18: The Premier Health Care Alliance Emerges (at the bottom of page) google the title to get a better view of the photos I need 300 words for this assignment. 150 words in each section please. Title Implementing a Communication Plan This is a team assignment and I have two sections that need to be 150 words each. The entire paper is below to show how the flow of the paper is. The Scenario below is the subject matter the team selected. (1) The plan is implemented on time (2) Managers provide effective leadership and direction Write a word paper that addresses the following: • What are the change initiatives or strategic information that should be communicated in the plan? • What challenges and barriers are related to the change initiatives? Anticipate the following: o Regulations o Changes in laws o Board members refusing to relinquish decision making to others o Getting buy-in from employees o A lack of resources • From the standpoint of a manager or administrator, develop a communication plan to implement the change and overcome the challenges and barriers associated with the change. o Describe how each level of employee is involved in implementing the change. o Describe any changes in organizational structure or size that may result from the change in strategy. o Identify standard operating procedures listing sequential activities that must be performed to successfully carry out your communication plan. • Describe the methods and strategies you would use to value and support the implementation of your communication plan. Ensure the communication plan aligns with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. Address how you plan to ensure the following: o The plan is implemented on time. o There is room in the budget for the implementation of the change. o The proper number of employees are adequately prepared and trained for the change. o Managers provide effective leadership and direction. o Synergy is achieved between functions and business units. Include a minimum of four references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Resource: One of the following case studies from Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, as assigned by your instructor • Case 18: The Premier Health Care Alliance Emerges (at the bottom of page) google the title to get a better view of the photos I need 300 words for this assignment. 150 words in each section please. Title Implementing a Communication Plan This is a team assignment and I have two sections that need to be 150 words each. The entire paper is below to show how the flow of the paper is. The Scenario below is the subject matter the team selected. (1) The plan is implemented on time (2) Managers provide effective leadership and direction Write a word paper that addresses the following: • What are the change initiatives or strategic information that should be communicated in the plan? • What challenges and barriers are related to the change initiatives? Anticipate the following: o Regulations o Changes in laws o Board members refusing to relinquish decision making to others o Getting buy-in from employees o A lack of resources • From the standpoint of a manager or administrator, develop a communication plan to implement the change and overcome the challenges and barriers associated with the change. o Describe how each level of employee is involved in implementing the change. o Describe any changes in organizational structure or size that may result from the change in strategy. o Identify standard operating procedures listing sequential activities that must be performed to successfully carry out your communication plan. • Describe the methods and strategies you would use to value and support the implementation of your communication plan. Ensure the communication plan aligns with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. Address how you plan to ensure the following: o The plan is implemented on time. o There is room in the budget for the implementation of the change. o The proper number of employees are adequately prepared and trained for the change. o Managers provide effective leadership and direction. o Synergy is achieved between functions and business units. Include a minimum of four references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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This paper includes the previous three papers with any needed revisions (make these revisions in RED so I can easily spot them) and include a short overview of an IMC plan. Be sure to touch on paid ways to gather interest and customers as well as non-paid or very low cost ways such as PR. If you will add the overview of the IMC plan including the notes listed above, I will go through and make the additional corrections. I have attached the three papers combined into the final.

This paper includes the previous three papers with any needed revisions (make these revisions in RED so I can easily spot them) and include a short overview of an IMC plan. Be sure to touch on paid ways to gather interest and customers as well as non-paid or very low cost ways such as PR.

If you will add the overview of the IMC plan including the notes listed above, I will go through and make the additional corrections. I have attached the three papers combined into the final.

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1 page summary of an article about three events that has shaped our world today (attached). It is a short article, and would only take ma 1 hour to summarise. The subject is global business and marketing, but the article focuses more on history and how it has shaped the world we live in. The summary needs to be written in your own words. I need the summary by 4:30 pm GMT German time.

1 page summary of an article about three events that has shaped our world today (attached). It is a short article, and would only take ma 1 hour to summarise. The subject is global business and marketing, but the article focuses more on history and how it has shaped the world we live in. The summary needs to be written in your own words. I need the summary by 4:30 pm GMT German time.

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Create a special education (SPED) team for this course. Include at least one special educator and one regular educator, a parent, and an administrator.In an essay of 1,250–1,500 words, discuss and summarize the definitions and challenges of EBD. Include the following elements: Create a special education (SPED) team for this course. Include at least one special educator and one regular educator, a parent, and an administrator. 1. What is each member’s area of expertise, and what will they contribute to the team? 2. What issues have you and your team had in regards to diagnostic concerns relating to definitions of emotional disabilities and challenges of providing services to students with EBD? 3. What changes would you make to resolve the issues? 4. How could the definitions be more distinct?

Create a special education (SPED) team for this course. Include at least one special educator and one regular educator, a parent, and an administrator.In an essay of 1,250–1,500 words, discuss and summarize the definitions and challenges of EBD. Include the following elements:

Create a special education (SPED) team for this course. Include at least one special educator and one regular educator, a parent, and an administrator.

1. What is each member’s area of expertise, and what will they contribute to the team?

2. What issues have you and your team had in regards to diagnostic concerns relating to definitions of emotional disabilities and challenges of providing services to students with EBD?

3. What changes would you make to resolve the issues?

4. How could the definitions be more distinct?

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Resource: One of the following case studies from Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, as assigned by your instructor • Case 18: The Premier Health Care Alliance Emerges (at the bottom of page) google the title to get a better view of the photos I need 300 words for this assignment. 150 words in each section please. Title Implementing a Communication Plan This is a team assignment and I have two sections that need to be 150 words each. The entire paper is below to show how the flow of the paper is. The Scenario below is the subject matter the team selected. (1) The plan is implemented on time (2) Managers provide effective leadership and direction Write a word paper that addresses the following: • What are the change initiatives or strategic information that should be communicated in the plan? • What challenges and barriers are related to the change initiatives? Anticipate the following: o Regulations o Changes in laws o Board members refusing to relinquish decision making to others o Getting buy-in from employees o A lack of resources • From the standpoint of a manager or administrator, develop a communication plan to implement the change and overcome the challenges and barriers associated with the change. o Describe how each level of employee is involved in implementing the change. o Describe any changes in organizational structure or size that may result from the change in strategy. o Identify standard operating procedures listing sequential activities that must be performed to successfully carry out your communication plan. • Describe the methods and strategies you would use to value and support the implementation of your communication plan. Ensure the communication plan aligns with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. Address how you plan to ensure the following: o The plan is implemented on time. o There is room in the budget for the implementation of the change. o The proper number of employees are adequately prepared and trained for the change. o Managers provide effective leadership and direction. o Synergy is achieved between functions and business units. Include a minimum of four references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Resource: One of the following case studies from Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, as assigned by your instructor • Case 18: The Premier Health Care Alliance Emerges (at the bottom of page) google the title to get a better view of the photos I need 300 words for this assignment. 150 words in each section please. Title Implementing a Communication Plan This is a team assignment and I have two sections that need to be 150 words each. The entire paper is below to show how the flow of the paper is. The Scenario below is the subject matter the team selected. (1) The plan is implemented on time (2) Managers provide effective leadership and direction Write a word paper that addresses the following: • What are the change initiatives or strategic information that should be communicated in the plan? • What challenges and barriers are related to the change initiatives? Anticipate the following: o Regulations o Changes in laws o Board members refusing to relinquish decision making to others o Getting buy-in from employees o A lack of resources • From the standpoint of a manager or administrator, develop a communication plan to implement the change and overcome the challenges and barriers associated with the change. o Describe how each level of employee is involved in implementing the change. o Describe any changes in organizational structure or size that may result from the change in strategy. o Identify standard operating procedures listing sequential activities that must be performed to successfully carry out your communication plan. • Describe the methods and strategies you would use to value and support the implementation of your communication plan. Ensure the communication plan aligns with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. Address how you plan to ensure the following: o The plan is implemented on time. o There is room in the budget for the implementation of the change. o The proper number of employees are adequately prepared and trained for the change. o Managers provide effective leadership and direction. o Synergy is achieved between functions and business units. Include a minimum of four references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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What evidence does a court look for in order to prove that a contract is unconscionable? Find an example of an unconscionable contract and discuss it in your response. Be sure not to duplicate another student’s example. ◾These responses should be significant; in other words, at least 150 words in length. ◾Please be sure not to duplicate another student’s answer. * External research, Cite References

What evidence does a court look for in order to prove that a contract is unconscionable? Find an example of an unconscionable contract and discuss it in your response. Be sure not to duplicate another student’s example.

◾These responses should be significant; in other words, at least 150 words in length. ◾Please be sure not to duplicate another student’s answer. * External research, Cite References

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Select a recent intellectual property case (It can be resolved or just have been filed), and discuss the case and its implications. Do not duplicate and already mentioned case. Be sure to give us a citation for the location of the case. ◾These responses should be significant; in other words, at least 150 words in length. * External research, APA Format, Cite references

Select a recent intellectual property case (It can be resolved or just have been filed), and discuss the case and its implications. Do not duplicate and already mentioned case. Be sure to give us a citation for the location of the case.

◾These responses should be significant; in other words, at least 150 words in length. * External research, APA Format, Cite references

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The mass of a regulation tennis ball is 57.0g (although it can vary slightly), and tests have shown that the ball is in contact with the tennis racket for 30.0ms . (This number can also vary, depending on the racket and swing.) We shall assume a 30.0ms contact time throughout this problem. The fastest-known served tennis ball was served by “Big Bill” Tilden in 1931, and its speed was measured to be 73.14 m/s. If Big Bill’s opponent returned his serve with a speed of 55.0m/s , what is the magnitude of the force that he exerted on the ball, assuming only horizontal motion? If Big Bill’s opponent returned his serve with a speed of 55.0m/s , what is the magnitude of the impulse that he exerted on the ball, assuming only horizontal motion?

The mass of a regulation tennis ball is 57.0g (although it can vary slightly), and tests have shown that the ball is in contact with the tennis racket for 30.0ms . (This number can also vary, depending on the racket and swing.) We shall assume a 30.0ms contact time throughout this problem. The fastest-known served tennis ball was served by “Big Bill” Tilden in 1931, and its speed was measured to be 73.14 m/s. If Big Bill’s opponent returned his serve with a speed of 55.0m/s , what is the magnitude of the force that he exerted on the ball, assuming only horizontal motion? If Big Bill’s opponent returned his serve with a speed of 55.0m/s , what is the magnitude of the impulse that he exerted on the ball, assuming only horizontal motion?

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Issues and Solutions / Reflections and Viewpoints to Solving Health Care Problems” Please respond to the following: •Assert your position on whether Medicaid and Medicare would have available funds given the series of government cutbacks. Justify your response. Recommend a plan to ensure that future funding will be available for all. Highlight any personal thoughts that you feel may alleviate various present concerns and ensure fairness in the promulgated plan. •Predict any potential hurdles that you may perceive in the promulgation of health care. Discuss the salient ways in which this class contributed to your knowledge in the health care field. Share your thoughts on using some of the points gained in class within a potential health administration context.

Issues and Solutions / Reflections and Viewpoints to Solving Health Care Problems” Please respond to the following:

•Assert your position on whether Medicaid and Medicare would have available funds given the series of government cutbacks. Justify your response. Recommend a plan to ensure that future funding will be available for all. Highlight any personal thoughts that you feel may alleviate various present concerns and ensure fairness in the promulgated plan. •Predict any potential hurdles that you may perceive in the promulgation of health care. Discuss the salient ways in which this class contributed to your knowledge in the health care field. Share your thoughts on using some of the points gained in class within a potential health administration context.

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Learning Team Reflection: Week 3 IRAC Brief Find Case, and complete assignment Only highlighted portions: How we can use info learned in our business managerial setting (how to avoid personal real and intellectual property issues) Conclusion

Learning Team Reflection: Week 3 IRAC Brief

Find Case, and complete assignment

Only highlighted portions:

  • How we can use info learned in our business managerial setting (how to avoid personal real and intellectual property issues)
  • Conclusion

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about two creation myths that address the following: Pick at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week’s readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds? Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable. Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire. Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences? Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about two creation myths that address the following:

Pick at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week’s readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds? Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable. Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire. Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?

Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about two creation myths that address the following: Pick at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week’s readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds? Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable. Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire. Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences? Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about two creation myths that address the following:

Pick at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week’s readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds? Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable. Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire. Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?

Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

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“Issues and Solutions / Reflections and Viewpoints to Solving Health Care Problems” Please respond to the following: •Assert your position on whether Medicaid and Medicare would have available funds given the series of government cutbacks. Justify your response. Recommend a plan to ensure that future funding will be available for all. Highlight any personal thoughts that you feel may alleviate various present concerns and ensure fairness in the promulgated plan. •Predict any potential hurdles that you may perceive in the promulgation of health care. Discuss the salient ways in which this class contributed to your knowledge in the health care field. Share your thoughts on using some of the points gained in class within a potential health administration context.

“Issues and Solutions / Reflections and Viewpoints to Solving Health Care Problems” Please respond to the following:

•Assert your position on whether Medicaid and Medicare would have available funds given the series of government cutbacks. Justify your response. Recommend a plan to ensure that future funding will be available for all. Highlight any personal thoughts that you feel may alleviate various present concerns and ensure fairness in the promulgated plan.

•Predict any potential hurdles that you may perceive in the promulgation of health care. Discuss the salient ways in which this class contributed to your knowledge in the health care field. Share your thoughts on using some of the points gained in class within a potential health administration context.

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Assignment 4: The Influence of Health Policies and the Future of Health Care in the U.S. Due Week 10 and worth 200 points Based on the changing environment, as well as demographics in 21st Century America, there are many burgeoning issues and hurdles the U.S. Health Care System faces. As part of the preparation for your assignment, view the video titled “Health Care Issues and Problems in USA” (7 min 36 s). Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: 1.Based on the video, analyze the main points presented by the narrator concerning issues and problems inherent in overall health care in the U.S. 2.Ascertain whether the narrator’s views are in sync with your opinion of 21st Century U.S. health care. Provide support for your rationale. 3.Provide a financial rationale for following the current U.S. health care policies. Discuss your position in which you highlight, at a minimum, economic and ethical considerations. 4.Reflecting upon the material covered in this course, outline a five (5) stage plan which articulates the main ways in which you would improve the present U.S. health care system. 5.Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: •Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: •Explain the impact that policy, social, and economic forces have on health care access and quality of care in the United States. •Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services organization. •Write clearly and concisely about health services organization using proper writing mechanics.

Assignment 4: The Influence of Health Policies and the Future of Health Care in the U.S. Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

Based on the changing environment, as well as demographics in 21st Century America, there are many burgeoning issues and hurdles the U.S. Health Care System faces. As part of the preparation for your assignment, view the video titled “Health Care Issues and Problems in USA” (7 min 36 s).

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

1.Based on the video, analyze the main points presented by the narrator concerning issues and problems inherent in overall health care in the U.S. 2.Ascertain whether the narrator’s views are in sync with your opinion of 21st Century U.S. health care. Provide support for your rationale. 3.Provide a financial rationale for following the current U.S. health care policies. Discuss your position in which you highlight, at a minimum, economic and ethical considerations. 4.Reflecting upon the material covered in this course, outline a five (5) stage plan which articulates the main ways in which you would improve the present U.S. health care system. 5.Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

•Explain the impact that policy, social, and economic forces have on health care access and quality of care in the United States. •Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services organization. •Write clearly and concisely about health services organization using proper writing mechanics.

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Imagine you are a policymaker for your city or town. Based on what you know, and what you have learned in this course, what would you modify or improve to make a positive change in the life of a vulnerable group we have not covered in class? Would you consult the vulnerable group when developing programs or policies? Why or why not? Which policy would you create to improve health care services accessibility, cost, and quality related to your selected group? Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Imagine you are a policymaker for your city or town. Based on what you know, and what you have learned in this course, what would you modify or improve to make a positive change in the life of a vulnerable group we have not covered in class? Would you consult the vulnerable group when developing programs or policies? Why or why not? Which policy would you create to improve health care services accessibility, cost, and quality related to your selected group?

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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omework due ive done some of it but i suck i this classe i attached the homework if you can do any of them or all is great thank you. please send me a quote ..thank you Probability Distributions & Sampling You are trying to develop a strategy for investing in two different stocks. The anticipated annual return for a $1,000 investment in each stock has the following probability distribution. Stock X Stock Y 1. (6 points) Compute the expected return for each stock. Show your calculation 2. (4 points) What stock is preferred for the objective of maximizing the expected profits? A Harris Interactive survey for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts asked respondents, “When traveling internationally, do you generally venture on your own to experience culture, or stick with your tour group and itineraries?” The survey found that 23% of the respondents stick with their tour group (USA Today). Consider a random sample of 6 international travelers. 3. (5 points) MINITAB probability table (must be included to receive credit for 4 & 5) 4. (5 points) What is the probability that at least 2 will stick with their tour? 5. (5 points) What is the probability that none will stick with their tour? 6. (5 points) How many international travelers do you expect will stick with their tour? Assume that the number of network errors experienced in a day on a local area network (LAN) is distributed as a Poisson variable with a mean of 2.4 per day. What is the probability that in any given day 7. (5 points) no network errors will occur? 8. (5 points) at most one network error will occur? State of The Economy x P(x) Recession -50 0.1 Stagnation 20 0.3 Low – Moderate growth 100 0.4 High growth 150 0.2 State of The Economy x P(x) Recession -100 0.1 Stagnation 50 0.3 Low – Moderate growth 130 0.4 High growth 200 0.2 Summer Silver Star, Inc. has a number of stores in major metropolitan shopping centers. The company’s sales experience indicates that daily cell phone sales in its stores follow a normal distribution with a mean of 60 and a standard deviation of 15. The marketing department conducts a number of routine analyses of sales data to monitor sales performance. 9. (10 points) What proportion of store sales days will have sales between 85 and 95 given that sales are following the historical experience? 10. (10 points) Find the cutoff point for the top 10% of all daily sales. Suppose that 50% of all adult Americans believe that they are unable to stop thinking about work while on vacation. 11. (10 points) What is the probability that more than 56% of a random sample of 150 adult Americans would hold this belief? 12. (5 points) If the sample of 150 was made up of adults randomly selected from each of the eight regions of the U.S. (i.e. New England, Midwest, Great Lakes, Plains, Southeast, Southwest, Rocky Mountains and Far West) which sampling design was used? Mattel Corporation produces a remote-controlled car that requires three AA batteries. The mean life of these batteries in this product is 35.0 hours. The distribution of the battery lives closely follows the normal probability distribution with a standard deviation of 5.5 hours. As a part of its testing program Sony tests samples of 25 batteries. 13. (10 points) What is the probability the sample will have a mean useful life between 34.5 and 36.0 hours? 14. (10 points) What is the probability the sample will have a mean useful life of more than 36 hours? 15. (5 points) Increasing the sample size causes the sampling distribution of x to ________. a) shift to the right b) shift to the left c) have more dispersion d) have less dispersion e) stay unchanged Summer

omework due ive done some of it but i suck i this classe i attached the homework if you can do any of them or all is great thank you. please send me a quote ..thank you

Probability Distributions & Sampling You are trying to develop a strategy for investing in two different stocks. The anticipated annual return for a $1,000 investment in each stock has the following probability distribution. Stock X Stock Y 1. (6 points) Compute the expected return for each stock. Show your calculation 2. (4 points) What stock is preferred for the objective of maximizing the expected profits? A Harris Interactive survey for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts asked respondents, “When traveling internationally, do you generally venture on your own to experience culture, or stick with your tour group and itineraries?” The survey found that 23% of the respondents stick with their tour group (USA Today). Consider a random sample of 6 international travelers. 3. (5 points) MINITAB probability table (must be included to receive credit for 4 & 5) 4. (5 points) What is the probability that at least 2 will stick with their tour? 5. (5 points) What is the probability that none will stick with their tour? 6. (5 points) How many international travelers do you expect will stick with their tour? Assume that the number of network errors experienced in a day on a local area network (LAN) is distributed as a Poisson variable with a mean of 2.4 per day. What is the probability that in any given day 7. (5 points) no network errors will occur? 8. (5 points) at most one network error will occur? State of The Economy x P(x) Recession -50 0.1 Stagnation 20 0.3 Low – Moderate growth 100 0.4 High growth 150 0.2 State of The Economy x P(x) Recession -100 0.1 Stagnation 50 0.3 Low – Moderate growth 130 0.4 High growth 200 0.2 Summer Silver Star, Inc. has a number of stores in major metropolitan shopping centers. The company’s sales experience indicates that daily cell phone sales in its stores follow a normal distribution with a mean of 60 and a standard deviation of 15. The marketing department conducts a number of routine analyses of sales data to monitor sales performance. 9. (10 points) What proportion of store sales days will have sales between 85 and 95 given that sales are following the historical experience? 10. (10 points) Find the cutoff point for the top 10% of all daily sales. Suppose that 50% of all adult Americans believe that they are unable to stop thinking about work while on vacation. 11. (10 points) What is the probability that more than 56% of a random sample of 150 adult Americans would hold this belief? 12. (5 points) If the sample of 150 was made up of adults randomly selected from each of the eight regions of the U.S. (i.e. New England, Midwest, Great Lakes, Plains, Southeast, Southwest, Rocky Mountains and Far West) which sampling design was used? Mattel Corporation produces a remote-controlled car that requires three AA batteries. The mean life of these batteries in this product is 35.0 hours. The distribution of the battery lives closely follows the normal probability distribution with a standard deviation of 5.5 hours. As a part of its testing program Sony tests samples of 25 batteries. 13. (10 points) What is the probability the sample will have a mean useful life between 34.5 and 36.0 hours? 14. (10 points) What is the probability the sample will have a mean useful life of more than 36 hours? 15. (5 points)

Increasing the sample size causes the sampling distribution of x to ________. a) shift to the right b) shift to the left c) have more dispersion d) have less dispersion e) stay unchanged Summer

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Your company president has told you that the company experiences product returns at the rate of two per month with the number of product returns distributed as a Poisson random variable. Determine the probability that next month there will be: a) no returns. c) two returns. d) What is the probability that the company will experience three returns in the next two months.

Your company president has told you that the company experiences product returns at the rate of two per month with the number of product returns distributed as a Poisson random variable. Determine the probability that next month there will be: a) no returns. c) two returns. d) What is the probability that the company will experience three returns in the next two months.

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After reading the article Canopy Walkways for Conservation: A Tropical Biologist’s Panacea or Fuzzy Metrics to Justify Ecotourism located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting on your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, a minimum of two pages in length, and must follow APA format.

After reading the article Canopy Walkways for Conservation: A Tropical Biologist’s Panacea or Fuzzy Metrics to Justify Ecotourism located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting on your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, a minimum of two pages in length, and must follow APA format.

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Using measurement strategies can help determine whether or not there is a need for a quality-improvement plan. How would you measure the success of project component if you are unable to find the means to measure and code the data? Do you feel that it is possible to determine the success of a project without quantifying data collected? Why or why not?

Using measurement strategies can help determine whether or not there is a need for a quality-improvement plan. How would you measure the success of project component if you are unable to find the means to measure and code the data? Do you feel that it is possible to determine the success of a project without quantifying data collected? Why or why not?

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Describe the basic premise of both the community and market-oriented approach to health care, as highlighted in Chapter 10 of your text. To what extent is each multidisciplinary? How might each approach help and/or hinder health care access for immigrants and refugees? What are ways in which these approaches can promote a culturally inclusive health care experience for this group? Include a brief analysis of the role that health delivery models can play alongside these approaches in the provision of culturally competent care. Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

Describe the basic premise of both the community and market-oriented approach to health care, as highlighted in Chapter 10 of your text. To what extent is each multidisciplinary? How might each approach help and/or hinder health care access for immigrants and refugees? What are ways in which these approaches can promote a culturally inclusive health care experience for this group? Include a brief analysis of the role that health delivery models can play alongside these approaches in the provision of culturally competent care. Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

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What are the laws reflecting victim rights? How do the past, present, and future victim rights laws impact court proceedings? What would happen if victim rights laws did not exist? Explain. +150+ Where does court consolidation differ from court restructuring? How does court consolidation and restructuring affect future process, responsibilities, and operations of the courts system within the criminal justice system? What would happen in consolidation and restructuring did not occur in the courts system(s) within the criminal justice system? Explain. +150+ Add references if need be. 150 + on each question

What are the laws reflecting victim rights? How do the past, present, and future victim rights laws impact court proceedings? What would happen if victim rights laws did not exist? Explain. +150+

Where does court consolidation differ from court restructuring? How does court consolidation and restructuring affect future process, responsibilities, and operations of the courts system within the criminal justice system? What would happen in consolidation and restructuring did not occur in the courts system(s) within the criminal justice system? Explain. +150+

Add references if need be. 150 + on each question

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Capital Budgeting Case Your company is thinking about acquiring another corporation. You have two choices—the cost of each choice is $250,000. You cannot spend more than that, so acquiring both corporations is not an option. The following are your critical data: Corporation A Revenues = $100,000 in year one, increasing by 10% each year Expenses = $20,000 in year one, increasing by 15% each year Depreciation expense = $5,000 each year Tax rate = 25% Discount rate = 10% Corporation B Revenues = $150,000 in year one, increasing by 8% each year Expenses = $60,000 in year one, increasing by 10% each year Depreciation expense = $10,000 each year Tax rate = 25% Discount rate = 11% Compute and analyze items (a) through (d) using a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet. Make sure all calculations can be seen in the background of the applicable spreadsheet cells. In other words, leave an audit trail so others can see how you arrived at your calculations and analysis. Items (a) through (d) should be submitted in Microsoft® Excel®; indicate your recommendation (e) in the Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet; the paper stated in item (f) should be submitted consistent with APA guidelines. a. A 5-year projected income statement b. A 5-year projected cash flow c. Net present value (NPV) d. Internal rate of return (IRR) e. Based on items (a) through (d), which company would you recommend acquiring? f. Write a paper of no more 1,050 words that defines, analyzes, and interprets the answers to items (c) and (d). Present the rationale behind each item and why it supports your decision stated in item (e). Also, attempt to describe the relationship between NPV and IRR. (Hint. The key factor is the discount rate used.) In addition to the paper, a Micosoft® Excel® spreadsheet showing your projections and calculations must be shown and attached.

Capital Budgeting Case

Your company is thinking about acquiring another corporation. You have two choices—the cost of each choice is $250,000. You cannot spend more than that, so acquiring both corporations is not an option. The following are your critical data:

Corporation A

Revenues = $100,000 in year one, increasing by 10% each year Expenses = $20,000 in year one, increasing by 15% each year Depreciation expense = $5,000 each year Tax rate = 25% Discount rate = 10%

Corporation B

Revenues = $150,000 in year one, increasing by 8% each year Expenses = $60,000 in year one, increasing by 10% each year Depreciation expense = $10,000 each year Tax rate = 25% Discount rate = 11%

Compute and analyze items (a) through (d) using a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet. Make sure all calculations can be seen in the background of the applicable spreadsheet cells. In other words, leave an audit trail so others can see how you arrived at your calculations and analysis. Items (a) through (d) should be submitted in Microsoft® Excel®; indicate your recommendation (e) in the Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet; the paper stated in item (f) should be submitted consistent with APA guidelines.

a. A 5-year projected income statement b. A 5-year projected cash flow c. Net present value (NPV) d. Internal rate of return (IRR) e. Based on items (a) through (d), which company would you recommend acquiring? f. Write a paper of no more 1,050 words that defines, analyzes, and interprets the answers to items (c) and (d). Present the rationale behind each item and why it supports your decision stated in item (e). Also, attempt to describe the relationship between NPV and IRR. (Hint. The key factor is the discount rate used.) In addition to the paper, a Micosoft® Excel® spreadsheet showing your projections and calculations must be shown and attached.

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Instructions and Grading Rubric: The incident investigation should deal with the chemical accident presented below. The case study should include the following components: •A brief introduction of the scene and the accident . •Safety and health impacts of the accident . •A statement on the legal aspects of the incident . •Analysis of the key points from a project management perspective about the incident and accident . •Summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions . The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is the best source of journals for safety related articles. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources at the following link: https://mycsu.columbiasouthern.edu/dept/library/ContentDetail.aspx?id=b41c9b88-48a2-4f26-8d9b-decff5a7f387&b=0 The Bhopal Incident: On 2 December1984, a pesticide factory owned by an American multinational – the Union Carbide Corporation leaked a large amount of poisonous gas into the air surrounding a small and impoverished town called Bhopal, India. The immediate death toll has been estimated to be around 7,000 people, and the death toll from long-term health problems now stands at 25,000 – and a further 25,000 people in the slums around the factory continue to be poisoned by the chemicals that have been left behind. Conduct a Case Study on this disaster identifying safety management, safety audits, accident investigation, and industrial hygiene issues. Your Case Study should be a minimum of 500 – 600 words and contain the components listed above. Requirements: 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 project 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 course papers. 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.

Instructions and Grading Rubric:

The incident investigation should deal with the chemical accident presented below. The case study should include the following components:

•A brief introduction of the scene and the accident . •Safety and health impacts of the accident . •A statement on the legal aspects of the incident . •Analysis of the key points from a project management perspective about the incident and accident . •Summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions . The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is the best source of journals for safety related articles. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources at the following link: https://mycsu.columbiasouthern.edu/dept/library/ContentDetail.aspx?id=b41c9b88-48a2-4f26-8d9b-decff5a7f387&b=0

The Bhopal Incident:

On 2 December1984, a pesticide factory owned by an American multinational – the Union Carbide Corporation leaked a large amount of poisonous gas into the air surrounding a small and impoverished town called Bhopal, India. The immediate death toll has been estimated to be around 7,000 people, and the death toll from long-term health problems now stands at 25,000 – and a further 25,000 people in the slums around the factory continue to be poisoned by the chemicals that have been left behind.

Conduct a Case Study on this disaster identifying safety management, safety audits, accident investigation, and industrial hygiene issues. Your Case Study should be a minimum of 500 – 600 words and contain the components listed above.

Requirements:

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 project 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 course papers. 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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Volunteer in (or research) a local environmental campaign for a day and write about the problems the campaign faces in terms of the themes of the chapter, such as knowledge cultivation, the dialogue of solidarities, and double politics, and submit a paper. The paper must be double-spaced, a minimum of two-pages in length, and follow APA format.

Volunteer in (or research) a local environmental campaign for a day and write about the problems the campaign faces in terms of the themes of the chapter, such as knowledge cultivation, the dialogue of solidarities, and double politics, and submit a paper. The paper must be double-spaced, a minimum of two-pages in length, and follow APA format.

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Royersford Knitting Mills, Ltd., sells a line of women’s knit underwear. The firm now sells about 20,000 pairs a year at an average price of $10 each. Fixed costs amount $60,000 and total variable costs equal $120,000. The production department has estimated that a 10 percent increase in output would not affect fixed costs but would reduce average variable cost by 40 cents. The marketing department advocates a price reduction of 5 percent to increase sales, total revenues, and profits. The arc elasticity of demand with respect prices is estimated at -2. A. Evaluate the impact of the proposal to cut prices on (i) total revenue, (ii) total cost, and (iii) total profits. B. If coverage variable costs are assumed to remain constant over a 10 percent increase in output, evaluate the effects of the proposed price cut on total profits. 4. Unique Creations holds a monopoly position in the production and sale of magonometers. The cost function facing Unique is estimated to be TC= $100,OOO + 20q A. What is the marginal cost for Unique? B. If the price elasticity of demand for Unique is currently -1.5, what price should Unique charge. C. What is the marginal revenue at the price computed in Part (b)? D. If a competitor develops a substitute for the magnometer and the price elasticity increases to -3.0, what price should Unique charge?

Royersford Knitting Mills, Ltd., sells a line of women’s knit underwear. The firm now sells about 20,000 pairs a year at an average price of $10 each. Fixed costs amount $60,000 and total variable costs equal $120,000. The production department has estimated that a 10 percent increase in output would not affect fixed costs but would reduce average variable cost by 40 cents.

The marketing department advocates a price reduction of 5 percent to increase sales, total revenues, and profits. The arc elasticity of demand with respect prices is estimated at -2.

A. Evaluate the impact of the proposal to cut prices on (i) total revenue, (ii) total cost, and (iii) total profits. B. If coverage variable costs are assumed to remain constant over a 10 percent increase in output, evaluate the effects of the proposed price cut on total profits.

4. Unique Creations holds a monopoly position in the production and sale of magonometers. The cost function facing Unique is estimated to be TC= $100,OOO + 20q A. What is the marginal cost for Unique? B. If the price elasticity of demand for Unique is currently -1.5, what price should Unique charge. C. What is the marginal revenue at the price computed in Part (b)? D. If a competitor develops a substitute for the magnometer and the price elasticity increases to -3.0, what price should Unique charge?

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For now, let’s take one last opportunity to think about where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are going. Reflecting on your Week 1 Guiding Statement, your Week 6 Personal Development Goals, and the leadership plan you are developing in your Course Project, what is your personal mission? Your first post should start with a personal Mission Statement in which you answer questions like: Who am I now and who do I intend to become? What do I intend to accomplish with my life? What is and what will be my role in society? How will I personally help make the world a better place? What will be my legacy? You should briefly explain your statement and how you see it playing out over the next decade or perhaps by the end of your life. For your remaining posts, give your peers feedback on their mission statements!

For now, let’s take one last opportunity to think about where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are going. Reflecting on your Week 1 Guiding Statement, your Week 6 Personal Development Goals, and the leadership plan you are developing in your Course Project, what is your personal mission? Your first post should start with a personal Mission Statement in which you answer questions like:

Who am I now and who do I intend to become? What do I intend to accomplish with my life? What is and what will be my role in society? How will I personally help make the world a better place? What will be my legacy? You should briefly explain your statement and how you see it playing out over the next decade or perhaps by the end of your life.

For your remaining posts, give your peers feedback on their mission statements!

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HOMEWORK1 Part A: answer only 2 of the 3 questions in one or two well –composed paragraphs 1. You’ve been parachuted into McDonald’s restaurant corporation as the brand manager for the Big Mac. Your objective is to grow sales of the brand faster than any other competitor’s product (burger and nonburger fast food). Outline your marketing strategy to achieve this objective. 2. You’ve start a new company and sales have grown to $50 million. You own 65 percent of current equity. The company is well positioned to take advantage of forthcoming market trends. However, you know that in order to capitalize on this you must expand rapidly within existing markets and internationally. Outline the options for financing your expansion. Discuss how this decision will impact your company in financial and cultural terms. 3. How is conducting business in the relationship era similar to and different from the way business was conducted in the colonial, industrial Revolution, entrepreneur, and production eras? Part B: short answer: answer each of the following questions in one or two sentences. 1. Assume fixed costs equal $300,000. The price per unit equals $10 and the variable cost per unit equals $7. Find the breakeven point in terms of both units sold and sales revenue. 2. Describe the major differences between the New York stock exchange and the NASDAQ stock Market. 3. Explain what is meant by team cohesiveness. Why is a cohesive team important? 4. What are the major stages of the product life cycle? Why is the concept of a product life cycle so important to marketing planners? 5. Explain the key differences between employee stock ownership plans and employee stock option plans. Part C: Multiple Choices: circle the letter of the correct answer to each question or statement. 1. When Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. uses people and machinery to convert materials such as water, aloe vera gel, and mineral oil into Hand & Nail Formula lotion, Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. is involved in A. Creating time utility. B. Distribution. C. Production. D. Process utility. 2. The team concept, when using technology to combine the talents of geographically or organizationally dispersed workers, is called a ———— team. A. Cross-functional B. Virtual C. Self-managed D. Remote 3. Which of the following transactions takes place in the primary market? A. Buying 100 shares of Microsoft on the Nasdaq Stock Market B. Buying a corporate bond that was issued in 1990 C. Selling 100 shares of Merck on the New York Stock Exchange D. Buying a Treasury bond directly from the Treasury 4. Which of the following new securities issues would likely have the highest underwriting discount? A. A bond issued by the city of Denver B. A bond issued by DuPont C. A U.S. Treasury bond D. Shares of a start-up biotech firm 5. Many developing nations have lower per capita incomes than highly developed countries. This fact A. Indicates that they represent an insignificant market for most products. B. Means that the developing nations are unlikely to experience much economic growth. C. Does not mean there is little opportunity for sales D. Means that they are only likely to purchase low-tech merchandise. Part D: Fill the Blank: Write in the correct answer to each question in the space provided 1. Financial statement are prepared according to…………………………………. 2. A claim against a firm’s assets by a creditor is a/an……………………………………… 3. …………………is a situation in which there is a decline in the purchasing power of the dollar. 4. Some firms measure social performance by conducting……………………………………….. 5. ………………is a job design change that expands an employee’s duties and responsibilities. Homework 2 Part A: Answer each of the following questions in one or two paragraphs. 1. What is departmentalization? Explain departmentalization based on work, products, geography, and customers. Provide an example of each. 2. What is interpersonal communication? Describe at least three factors that can distort interpersonal communication. Provide examples. 3. Define the term organizational development, and explain at least three organizational development activities. Part B: Answer each of the following questions in one to four sentences. 1. Define the term organizational decentralization. 2. What is the difference between strategic and operational planning? 3. Explain the principles of group conformity and groupthink. 4. The term consideration and initiating structure emerged from the Ohio State Studies. Explain what these terms mean in relationship to leadership. 5. Briefly describe the Hawthorne effect. 6. Explain the norming storming stages of group formation 7. In the context of employee selection, what is the difference between test validity and reliability? 8. Define the term halo effect. Create an example to illustrate this effect. 9. Define the term system as it relates to management. What is the difference between an open and a closed system? 10. Explain the difference between positive and negative reinforcement.

HOMEWORK1 Part A: answer only 2 of the 3 questions in one or two well –composed paragraphs 1. You’ve been parachuted into McDonald’s restaurant corporation as the brand manager for the Big Mac. Your objective is to grow sales of the brand faster than any other competitor’s product (burger and nonburger fast food). Outline your marketing strategy to achieve this objective.

2. You’ve start a new company and sales have grown to $50 million. You own 65 percent of current equity. The company is well positioned to take advantage of forthcoming market trends. However, you know that in order to capitalize on this you must expand rapidly within existing markets and internationally. Outline the options for financing your expansion. Discuss how this decision will impact your company in financial and cultural terms.

3. How is conducting business in the relationship era similar to and different from the way business was conducted in the colonial, industrial Revolution, entrepreneur, and production eras?

Part B: short answer: answer each of the following questions in one or two sentences.

1. Assume fixed costs equal $300,000. The price per unit equals $10 and the variable cost per unit equals $7. Find the breakeven point in terms of both units sold and sales revenue. 2. Describe the major differences between the New York stock exchange and the NASDAQ stock Market. 3. Explain what is meant by team cohesiveness. Why is a cohesive team important? 4. What are the major stages of the product life cycle? Why is the concept of a product life cycle so important to marketing planners? 5. Explain the key differences between employee stock ownership plans and employee stock option plans.

Part C: Multiple Choices: circle the letter of the correct answer to each question or statement.

1. When Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. uses people and machinery to convert materials such as water, aloe vera gel, and mineral oil into Hand & Nail Formula lotion, Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. is involved in

A. Creating time utility. B. Distribution. C. Production. D. Process utility.

2. The team concept, when using technology to combine the talents of geographically or organizationally dispersed workers, is called a ———— team.

A. Cross-functional B. Virtual C. Self-managed D. Remote

3. Which of the following transactions takes place in the primary market?

A. Buying 100 shares of Microsoft on the Nasdaq Stock Market B. Buying a corporate bond that was issued in 1990 C. Selling 100 shares of Merck on the New York Stock Exchange D. Buying a Treasury bond directly from the Treasury

4. Which of the following new securities issues would likely have the highest underwriting discount?

A. A bond issued by the city of Denver B. A bond issued by DuPont C. A U.S. Treasury bond D. Shares of a start-up biotech firm

5. Many developing nations have lower per capita incomes than highly developed countries. This fact A. Indicates that they represent an insignificant market for most products. B. Means that the developing nations are unlikely to experience much economic growth. C. Does not mean there is little opportunity for sales D. Means that they are only likely to purchase low-tech merchandise.

Part D: Fill the Blank: Write in the correct answer to each question in the space provided

1. Financial statement are prepared according to…………………………………. 2. A claim against a firm’s assets by a creditor is a/an……………………………………… 3. …………………is a situation in which there is a decline in the purchasing power of the dollar. 4. Some firms measure social performance by conducting……………………………………….. 5. ………………is a job design change that expands an employee’s duties and responsibilities.

Homework 2

Part A: Answer each of the following questions in one or two paragraphs. 1. What is departmentalization? Explain departmentalization based on work, products, geography, and customers. Provide an example of each. 2. What is interpersonal communication? Describe at least three factors that can distort interpersonal communication. Provide examples. 3. Define the term organizational development, and explain at least three organizational development activities.

Part B: Answer each of the following questions in one to four sentences.

1. Define the term organizational decentralization. 2. What is the difference between strategic and operational planning? 3. Explain the principles of group conformity and groupthink. 4. The term consideration and initiating structure emerged from the Ohio State Studies. Explain what these terms mean in relationship to leadership. 5. Briefly describe the Hawthorne effect. 6. Explain the norming storming stages of group formation 7. In the context of employee selection, what is the difference between test validity and reliability? 8. Define the term halo effect. Create an example to illustrate this effect. 9. Define the term system as it relates to management. What is the difference between an open and a closed system? 10. Explain the difference between positive and negative reinforcement.

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Calculate the weight of benzene codistilled with each gram of water and the percentage composition of the vapor produced during a steam distillation. The boiling point of the mixture is 69.4˚C. The vapor pressure of water at 69.4˚C is 227.7 mmHg.

Calculate the weight of benzene codistilled with each gram of water and the percentage composition of the vapor produced during a steam distillation. The boiling point of the mixture is 69.4˚C. The vapor pressure of water at 69.4˚C is 227.7 mmHg.

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Prepare a 3- to 5-page risk assessment of your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Include how the formula for risk can be applied to the organization. Describe how risk assessment is related to security controls or safeguards. Include the following in your assessment that is part of Figure 14.3, Risk Assessment Methodology, of the Stallings and Brown textbook Computer Security (p. 478): System characterization Threat identification Vulnerability identification Control analysis Likelihood determination Impact analysis Risk determination Use APA 6th Edition formatting for your paper.

Prepare a 3- to 5-page risk assessment of your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Include how the formula for risk can be applied to the organization. Describe how risk assessment is related to security controls or safeguards. Include the following in your assessment that is part of Figure 14.3, Risk Assessment Methodology, of the Stallings and Brown textbook Computer Security (p. 478): System characterization Threat identification Vulnerability identification Control analysis Likelihood determination Impact analysis Risk determination Use APA 6th Edition formatting for your paper.

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Q1- Suppose that GE is trying to prevent Maytag from entering the market for high efficiency clothes dryers. Even though high efficiency dryers are more costly to produce, they are also more profitable as they command sufficiently higher prices from consumers. The following payoffs table shows the annual profits for GE and Maytag for the advertising spending and entry decisions that they are facing. CHART ATTACHED Based on this information, can GE successfully prevent Maytag from entering this market by increasing its advertising levels? What is the equilibrium outcome in this game? Suppose that an analyst at GE is convinced that just a little bit more advertising by GE, say another $2m, would be sufficient to deter enough customers from buying Maytag, thus, yield less than $0 profits for Maytag in the event it enters. Suppose that spending an extra $2m on advertising by GE will reduce its expected profits by $1.5 m, regardless of whether Maytag enters or stays out. Would this additional spending on advertising achieve the effect of deterring Maytag from entering? Should GE pursue this option? Q2- Describe the circumstances under which a firm chooses a low-cost strategy to attain sustainable competitive advantage. What about the situations when a differentiation strategy is chosen? Provide specific real world examples. Guided Response: In 300 words or more, please, provide your response to the above discussion question. You may research the current events websites listed in the recommended resources for ideas of real world examples. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Substantive responses use theory, research, and experience or examples to support ideas and further the class knowledge on the discussion topic. Guided Response: In 300 words or more, please, provide your response to the above discussion question. Please, show all your calculations and explain your responses. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Substantive responses use theory, research, and experience or examples to support ideas and further the class knowledge on the discussion topic.

Q1- Suppose that GE is trying to prevent Maytag from entering the market for high efficiency clothes dryers. Even though high efficiency dryers are more costly to produce, they are also more profitable as they command sufficiently higher prices from consumers. The following payoffs table shows the annual profits for GE and Maytag for the advertising spending and entry decisions that they are facing.

CHART ATTACHED

Based on this information, can GE successfully prevent Maytag from entering this market by increasing its advertising levels? What is the equilibrium outcome in this game?

Suppose that an analyst at GE is convinced that just a little bit more advertising by GE, say another $2m, would be sufficient to deter enough customers from buying Maytag, thus, yield less than $0 profits for Maytag in the event it enters. Suppose that spending an extra $2m on advertising by GE will reduce its expected profits by $1.5 m, regardless of whether Maytag enters or stays out. Would this additional spending on advertising achieve the effect of deterring Maytag from entering? Should GE pursue this option?

Q2- Describe the circumstances under which a firm chooses a low-cost strategy to attain sustainable competitive advantage. What about the situations when a differentiation strategy is chosen? Provide specific real world examples.

Guided Response: In 300 words or more, please, provide your response to the above discussion question. You may research the current events websites listed in the recommended resources for ideas of real world examples. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Substantive responses use theory, research, and experience or examples to support ideas and further the class knowledge on the discussion topic.

Guided Response:

In 300 words or more, please, provide your response to the above discussion question. Please, show all your calculations and explain your responses. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Substantive responses use theory, research, and experience or examples to support ideas and further the class knowledge on the discussion topic.

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Question 1.1. (TCO C) Assume the company you work for practices strict adherence to the law in its relationships with employees and job applicants. The company calls it staffing by the book. But beyond that, it feels that anything goes in terms of tolerated staffing practices. What is your assessment of this approach? Compare and contrast the employment relationship between employer-employee, independent contractors, and temporary employees. (Points : 30) Question 2.2. (TCO F) You are a staffing professional. Describe how you might go about determining scores for applicants’ responses to: a. interview questions, b. letters of recommendation, and c. questions about previous work experience. (Points : 25) Question 3.3. (TCO H) There are numerous negative organizational consequences to firing employees, including the discomfort of the supervisor who delivers the termination information, conflict or sabotage from the departing employee, and the potential for a lawsuit. In response, many supervisors provide problem employees unpleasant work tasks, reduced working hours, or otherwise negatively modify their jobs in hopes that the problem employees will simply quit. What are the ethical issues raised by this strategy? (Points : 30)

Question 1.1. (TCO C) Assume the company you work for practices strict adherence to the law in its relationships with employees and job applicants. The company calls it staffing by the book. But beyond that, it feels that anything goes in terms of tolerated staffing practices. What is your assessment of this approach? Compare and contrast the employment relationship between employer-employee, independent contractors, and temporary employees. (Points : 30)

Question 2.2. (TCO F) You are a staffing professional. Describe how you might go about determining scores for applicants’ responses to: a. interview questions, b. letters of recommendation, and c. questions about previous work experience. (Points : 25)

Question 3.3. (TCO H) There are numerous negative organizational consequences to firing employees, including the discomfort of the supervisor who delivers the termination information, conflict or sabotage from the departing employee, and the potential for a lawsuit. In response, many supervisors provide problem employees unpleasant work tasks, reduced working hours, or otherwise negatively modify their jobs in hopes that the problem employees will simply quit. What are the ethical issues raised by this strategy? (Points : 30)

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1. What recommendations would you make to improve the effectiveness of today’s corporate strategic decisions? 2. What makes the strategy formulation process unique from other decision that the organization makes on a daily basis? What would happen if the organization only made daily decisions that were not tied to strategic decisions? Please provide supporting examples. 3. Since small companies typically have between 1 to 100 employees, should all small companies have business strategies? Why or why not? 4. Why is it important for a corporation’s structure to follow strategy? How can a corporation use its structure and culture to manage internal strengths or weaknesses? 5. What is competitive intensity and how can a corporation use this information for competitive positioning?

1. What recommendations would you make to improve the effectiveness of today’s corporate strategic decisions? 2. What makes the strategy formulation process unique from other decision that the organization makes on a daily basis? What would happen if the organization only made daily decisions that were not tied to strategic decisions? Please provide supporting examples. 3. Since small companies typically have between 1 to 100 employees, should all small companies have business strategies? Why or why not? 4. Why is it important for a corporation’s structure to follow strategy? How can a corporation use its structure and culture to manage internal strengths or weaknesses? 5. What is competitive intensity and how can a corporation use this information for competitive positioning?

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In an essay of 1,250-1,500 words, comprehensively discuss causal factors, the implications, and possible mitigation regarding EBD students. Choose three factors from each category and determine how to identify them as causal factors of EBD: Biological Family School Culture 1. What criteria would you use to identify these factors as causal in EBD? 2. What are the impacts of these factors on students with EBD? 3. How can the factors be mitigated?

In an essay of 1,250-1,500 words, comprehensively discuss causal factors, the implications, and possible mitigation regarding EBD students.

Choose three factors from each category and determine how to identify them as causal factors of EBD:

Biological

Family

School

Culture

1. What criteria would you use to identify these factors as causal in EBD?

2. What are the impacts of these factors on students with EBD?

3. How can the factors be mitigated?

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Critique a student learning styles survey. The goal is to evaluate a survey for quality information. Use the questions below as a guide to determine survey usefulness and assistance in determining learning styles, school culture, and attitude. Use the “Learning Style Surveys” to complete assignment. Students may also select an alternative survey (not listed on the resource) to evaluate. Write a critique/essay of 1,000–1,250 words in which you address the questions below: Who are the respondents? Who are the investigators? Are the respondents capable of answering the survey? What is the purpose of the survey? Is the survey a valid method of gathering information? Are the questions meaningful and appropriate? How was the data analyzed? What did the survey reveal? Would you add or eliminate questions? What biases may have affected how the data is gathered, analyzed, and presented? 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.

Critique a student learning styles survey. The goal is to evaluate a survey for quality information. Use the questions below as a guide to determine survey usefulness and assistance in determining learning styles, school culture, and attitude. Use the “Learning Style Surveys” to complete assignment. Students may also select an alternative survey (not listed on the resource) to evaluate. Write a critique/essay of 1,000–1,250 words in which you address the questions below:

Who are the respondents? Who are the investigators? Are the respondents capable of answering the survey? What is the purpose of the survey? Is the survey a valid method of gathering information? Are the questions meaningful and appropriate? How was the data analyzed? What did the survey reveal? Would you add or eliminate questions? What biases may have affected how the data is gathered, analyzed, and presented? 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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If the force on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) increases by about 1.5N above the force from atmospheric pressure, the membrane can be damaged. When you go scuba diving in the ocean, below what depth could damage to your eardrum start to occur? The eardrum is typically 8.6mm in diameter. Take the density of seawater to be equal 1.03×103kg/m3.

If the force on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) increases by about 1.5N above the force from atmospheric pressure, the membrane can be damaged. When you go scuba diving in the ocean, below what depth could damage to your eardrum start to occur? The eardrum is typically 8.6mm in diameter. Take the density of seawater to be equal 1.03×103kg/m3.

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Review the 13 strategic staffing decisions that organizations must make when developing a staffing strategy. Provide an example of an organizational business strategy, and explain how each decision might be impacted by the given business goals As a strategic partner, human resource tasks have administrative requirement. As the staffing manager for an organization, discuss the administrative issues that need to be addressed in the planning stage of external recruiting. Explain the importance of each issue and link specifically to external recruitment planning. As an HR professional, you are working on behalf of your internal customer. As an HR staffing manager, what guidelines/instructions would you share with your customer team? Discuss how you would deliver these instructions specifically regarding oral and written communication with job applicants. What might be some business risks with uninformed field organizational managers working with job applicants?

Review the 13 strategic staffing decisions that organizations must make when developing a staffing strategy. Provide an example of an organizational business strategy, and explain how each decision might be impacted by the given business goals As a strategic partner, human resource tasks have administrative requirement. As the staffing manager for an organization, discuss the administrative issues that need to be addressed in the planning stage of external recruiting. Explain the importance of each issue and link specifically to external recruitment planning. As an HR professional, you are working on behalf of your internal customer. As an HR staffing manager, what guidelines/instructions would you share with your customer team? Discuss how you would deliver these instructions specifically regarding oral and written communication with job applicants. What might be some business risks with uninformed field organizational managers working with job applicants?

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In this lab, you will see the time progression of speciation to help you write up a scientific paper that centers on the following: What would happen if a species of lizard were suddenly split into 2 groups by a hurricane resulting in the isolation of a small group of individuals on an island far from the mainland? Speciation Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report.

In this lab, you will see the time progression of speciation to help you write up a scientific paper that centers on the following:

What would happen if a species of lizard were suddenly split into 2 groups by a hurricane resulting in the isolation of a small group of individuals on an island far from the mainland? Speciation

Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report.

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You will prepare an APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows: In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics. Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency. Describe the pros and cons of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph for each: Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal Nuclear energy Solar energy Wind power Water (hydro) power Bioconversion (biofuel) Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals.

You will prepare an APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows:

In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics. Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency. Describe the pros and cons of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph for each: Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal Nuclear energy Solar energy Wind power Water (hydro) power Bioconversion (biofuel) Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals.

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Write an academic expository essay of at least three (3) pages (double-spaced, 12 point-type face) with a text processor and in standard research format about the “Father of Geometry,” Euclid of Alexandria, and his work “Elements”.

Write an academic expository essay of at least three (3) pages (double-spaced, 12 point-type face) with a text processor and in standard research format about the “Father of Geometry,” Euclid of Alexandria, and his work “Elements”.

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Select five (5) problems from each chapter covered by this course (20 problems total) and work these problems using the math utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should show the steps to answer the problem as if you would explain the problem to your students. Select your problems from the assessment section of the textbook or from MML. Add these handouts to your portfolio. Select four (4) activities from each chapter covered by this course (16 activities total) and work them separately using the (math) utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should answer all questions as an answer key. Select the activities from the Activities Manuals in the Activity Manuals Section of the LMS. Add these handouts to your portfolio. Write an academic expository essay of at

Select five (5) problems from each chapter covered by this course (20 problems total) and work these problems using the math utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should show the steps to answer the problem as if you would explain the problem to your students. Select your problems from the assessment section of the textbook or from MML. Add these handouts to your portfolio. Select four (4) activities from each chapter covered by this course (16 activities total) and work them separately using the (math) utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should answer all questions as an answer key. Select the activities from the Activities Manuals in the Activity Manuals Section of the LMS. Add these handouts to your portfolio. Write an academic expository essay of at

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Now that you have conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies for entry into the country, it is time to begin the third part of the project, which continues from Project Part 2. Using the same company of choice that is proposing an expansion opportunity oversea, conduct a strategic audit on the following areas: Internal environment External environment Strengths Problem analysis Recommendations and implementation costs Evaluation and Control Processes Submit a two- to three-page Word document using 12-pt. font and APA format. In your paper include a title sheet and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be found on the internet. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement.

Now that you have conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies for entry into the country, it is time to begin the third part of the project, which continues from Project Part 2. Using the same company of choice that is proposing an expansion opportunity oversea, conduct a strategic audit on the following areas:

Internal environment External environment Strengths Problem analysis Recommendations and implementation costs Evaluation and Control Processes Submit a two- to three-page Word document using 12-pt. font and APA format. In your paper include a title sheet and 2-3 references. Only one reference may be found on the internet. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement.

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Portfolio 1. Select five (5) problems from each chapter covered by this course (20 problems total) and work these problems using the math utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should show the steps to answer the problem as if you would explain the problem to your students. Select your problems from the assessment section of the textbook or from MML. Add these handouts to your portfolio. 2. Select four (4) activities from each chapter covered by this course (16 activities total) and work them separately using the (math) utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should answer all questions as an answer key. Select the activities from the Activities Manuals in the Activity Manuals Section of the LMS. Add these handouts to your portfolio. 3. Write an academic expository essay of at least three (3) pages (double-spaced, 12 point-type face) with a text processor and in standard research format about the “Father of Geometry,” Euclid of Alexandria, and his work “Elements”.

Portfolio 1. Select five (5) problems from each chapter covered by this course (20 problems total) and work these problems using the math utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should show the steps to answer the problem as if you would explain the problem to your students. Select your problems from the assessment section of the textbook or from MML. Add these handouts to your portfolio. 2. Select four (4) activities from each chapter covered by this course (16 activities total) and work them separately using the (math) utilities in your word processor as a potential handout to your students. You should answer all questions as an answer key. Select the activities from the Activities Manuals in the Activity Manuals Section of the LMS. Add these handouts to your portfolio. 3. Write an academic expository essay of at least three (3) pages (double-spaced, 12 point-type face) with a text processor and in standard research format about the “Father of Geometry,” Euclid of Alexandria, and his work “Elements”.

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You are working as a financial analyst for a large brokerage firm and have been asked by one of your clients to research four stocks for him. Using ValueLine (library database) as well as Internet resources such as Morningstar.com and Bloomberg.com and the company’s own websites, prepare a report for the client regarding the eight stocks that you researched. Be sure to include the following in your report (be sure to select stocks that have at least five years of data): 1) A brief summary of the nature of each firm’s business. 2) An analysis of the financial statements of the companies using ratio analysis including current ratio, average collection period, total asset turnover, return on sales, return on assets, return on equity, times interest earned and P/E ratio. Note that the analysis is more than providing the ratios…be sure to discuss what they mean. Note the ValueLine provides “industry peers” on the “quote lookup” page. 3) Calculate the growth rate of dividends using three years of history for each company. Also, use the CAPM to calculate the expected return (use the S&P 500 for the market return, the 10-year Treasury bond yield for the risk-free rate and the Beta provided by ValueLine). Use the Gordon model (constant growth model) to calculate the intrinsic value for each of the stocks. 4) Compare the calculated value for each of the stocks to the stock quotation on ValueLine and explain what the intrinsic value calculation tells you. 5) Use the P/E model to calculate the intrinsic value for each of the stocks (use the average P/E ratio for the peers from ValueLine and the EPS of each company increased by the growth rate of EPS). 6) Compare the P/E valuation to the quoted price and explain what it means. 7) Calculate the range of returns, standard deviation of returns and co-variation of returns for each of the four stocks (using five years of data) and explain your findings. Do these measures of risk agree with the Beta of the stock? Why or why not? 8) Provide a summary of findings for your client, including whether or not you would suggest buying the stocks and the reasoning behind these suggestions. The completed report is due on the final day of class in hard copy, should not exceed 10 pages (not including cover page, references, appendices, etc.) and should be formatted in APA style with appropriate citations and references. Do not invest in fancy report covers; a simple staple in the upper left hand corner will suffice nicely. The stocks should be from NASDAQ. There must be 8 different companies and the evaluation of their stock. It is a simple task.

You are working as a financial analyst for a large brokerage firm and have been asked by one of your clients to research four stocks for him. Using ValueLine (library database) as well as Internet resources such as Morningstar.com and Bloomberg.com and the company’s own websites, prepare a report for the client regarding the eight stocks that you researched. Be sure to include the following in your report (be sure to select stocks that have at least five years of data):

1) A brief summary of the nature of each firm’s business.

2) An analysis of the financial statements of the companies using ratio analysis including current ratio, average collection period, total asset turnover, return on sales, return on assets, return on equity, times interest earned and P/E ratio. Note that the analysis is more than providing the ratios…be sure to discuss what they mean. Note the ValueLine provides “industry peers” on the “quote lookup” page.

3) Calculate the growth rate of dividends using three years of history for each company. Also, use the CAPM to calculate the expected return (use the S&P 500 for the market return, the 10-year Treasury bond yield for the risk-free rate and the Beta provided by ValueLine). Use the Gordon model (constant growth model) to calculate the intrinsic value for each of the stocks.

4) Compare the calculated value for each of the stocks to the stock quotation on ValueLine and explain what the intrinsic value calculation tells you.

5) Use the P/E model to calculate the intrinsic value for each of the stocks (use the average P/E ratio for the peers from ValueLine and the EPS of each company increased by the growth rate of EPS).

6) Compare the P/E valuation to the quoted price and explain what it means.

7) Calculate the range of returns, standard deviation of returns and co-variation of returns for each of the four stocks (using five years of data) and explain your findings. Do these measures of risk agree with the Beta of the stock? Why or why not?

8) Provide a summary of findings for your client, including whether or not you would suggest buying the stocks and the reasoning behind these suggestions.

The completed report is due on the final day of class in hard copy, should not exceed 10 pages (not including cover page, references, appendices, etc.) and should be formatted in APA style with appropriate citations and references. Do not invest in fancy report covers; a simple staple in the upper left hand corner will suffice nicely. The stocks should be from NASDAQ. There must be 8 different companies and the evaluation of their stock. It is a simple task.

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Integrative Network Design Project. Write a 6 to 8-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen Virtual Organization: • Describe the company background, MGO and Needs Analysis for this project • Explain the current network’s fundamental characteristics, components and shortcomings. • Explain the usefulness of a traffic analysis. • Explain the terms latency, response time, and jitter, and describe their effect on overall network performance on the performance of your chosen organization’s network in it’s current state.

Integrative Network Design Project. Write a 6 to 8-page paper that includes the following based on your chosen Virtual Organization:

• Describe the company background, MGO and Needs Analysis for this project • Explain the current network’s fundamental characteristics, components and shortcomings. • Explain the usefulness of a traffic analysis. • Explain the terms latency, response time, and jitter, and describe their effect on overall network performance on the performance of your chosen organization’s network in it’s current state.

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Project #1: Everyone (even a Super Hero) Uses Math Please write a word problem that corresponds to your current job or future profession and uses the mathematics we are learning in College Algebra. Please aim this toward something related to education funding for professional development.

Project #1: Everyone (even a Super Hero) Uses Math

Please write a word problem that corresponds to your current job or future profession and uses the mathematics we are learning in College Algebra. Please aim this toward something related to education funding for professional development.

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Read the case, “Danone: Strategy Implementation in an International Food and Beverage Company” on page 727-744. As you are reading identify and think about the following questions: Does Danone have substantial debt and or challenges that will impact their growth expansion plans? Please provide examples. Formulate a one- to two-sentence summary identifying Danone’s performance surrounding these two key issues: Operating efficiency Growth strategy Competition Conduct additional research as necessary to provide the most up to date perspective. Search for the following information: Annual Report SEC Form 10-K Annual Shareholders Proxy Statement Competitive/Industry Information When you have completed your research, answer the following question: Does Danone have substantial debt and or challenges that will impact their growth expansion plans? Please provide examples from your research.

Read the case, “Danone: Strategy Implementation in an International Food and Beverage Company” on page 727-744.

As you are reading identify and think about the following questions:

Does Danone have substantial debt and or challenges that will impact their growth expansion plans? Please provide examples. Formulate a one- to two-sentence summary identifying Danone’s performance surrounding these two key issues: Operating efficiency Growth strategy Competition Conduct additional research as necessary to provide the most up to date perspective. Search for the following information: Annual Report SEC Form 10-K Annual Shareholders Proxy Statement Competitive/Industry Information When you have completed your research, answer the following question:

Does Danone have substantial debt and or challenges that will impact their growth expansion plans? Please provide examples from your research.

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Select a scenario for your final project. Research and identify a suitable project for risk management discussion and analysis. Several examples are available in weekly readings. The following guidelines apply: The project must contain detailed information related to overall project requirements and related risks. The project must contain adequate substance to support discussing risk identification, risk documentation, and contingency planning. The project must be ongoing and approved by your facilitator. The project may be documented through research or a personal experience. If you are unable to locate a suitable project in research, two scenarios are available in the virtual organization. Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words that describes the project’s background and general requirements, which must include prescheduled milestones, cost constraints, and quality requirements. The paper must relay the theoretical and practical application of the following: The framework for risk identification in the project; for example: WBS, brainstorming, and critical success factors Fault tree and event tree techniques and how they could be used to identify risks Create 15-20 Project risks in the selected scenario using if/then statements Discuss elements used in documenting project risks Portion of assignment utilized in final project

Select a scenario for your final project. Research and identify a suitable project for risk management discussion and analysis. Several examples are available in weekly readings. The following guidelines apply: The project must contain detailed information related to overall project requirements and related risks. The project must contain adequate substance to support discussing risk identification, risk documentation, and contingency planning. The project must be ongoing and approved by your facilitator. The project may be documented through research or a personal experience. If you are unable to locate a suitable project in research, two scenarios are available in the virtual organization. Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words that describes the project’s background and general requirements, which must include prescheduled milestones, cost constraints, and quality requirements. The paper must relay the theoretical and practical application of the following: The framework for risk identification in the project; for example: WBS, brainstorming, and critical success factors Fault tree and event tree techniques and how they could be used to identify risks Create 15-20 Project risks in the selected scenario using if/then statements Discuss elements used in documenting project risks Portion of assignment utilized in final project

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You are the owner of a 100 employee retail dry goods store. You are located in a town where the major employer is an automotive support industry who has just announced that they are relocating their facility to Mexico. Analyze the challenges facing your company using OD principle. How would you apply OD principles in order to ensure the continued operation of your business? Submit your answer in a two to three (2-3) page formatted to proper APA specification. Include three to four scholarly references to support your paper.

You are the owner of a 100 employee retail dry goods store. You are located in a town where the major employer is an automotive support industry who has just announced that they are relocating their facility to Mexico. Analyze the challenges facing your company using OD principle. How would you apply OD principles in order to ensure the continued operation of your business? Submit your answer in a two to three (2-3) page formatted to proper APA specification. Include three to four scholarly references to support your paper.

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You are hired as a statistical analyst for Silver’s Gym, and your boss wants to examine the relationship between body fat and weight in men who attend the gym. After compiling the data for weight and body fat of 252 men who attend Silver’s Gym, you find it relevant to examine the statistical measures and to perform hypothesis tests and regression analysis to help make general conclusions for body fat and weight in men. Part I: Statistical Measures Statistics is a very powerful topic that is used on a daily basis in many situations. For example, you may be interested in the age of the men who attend Silver’s Gym. You could not assume that all men are the same age. Thus, it would be an inaccurate measure to state that “the average age of men who attend Silver’s Gym is the same age as me.” Averages are only one type of statistical measurements that may be of interest. For example, your company likes to gauge sales during a certain time of year and to keep costs low to a point that the business is making money. These various statistical measurements are important in the world of statistics because they help you make general conclusions about a given population or sample. To assist in your analysis for Silver’s Gym, answer the following questions about the Body Fat Versus Weight data set: Click here to download the Body Fat Weight data set. Calculate the mean, median, range, and standard deviation for the Body Fat Versus Weight data set. Report your findings, and interpret the meanings of each measurement. Notice you are to calculate the mean, median, range, and standard deviation for the body fat and for the weight. The measures of central tendency are important in real-world situations. What is the importance of finding the mean/median? Why might you find this information useful? In some data sets, the mean is more important than the median. For example, you want to know your mean overall grade average because the median grade average would be meaningless. However, you might be interested in a median salary to see the middle value of where salaries fall. Explain which measure, the mean or the median, is more applicable for this data set and this problem. What is the importance of finding the range/standard deviation? Why might you find this information useful? Part II: Hypothesis Testing Organizations sometimes want to go beyond describing the data and actually perform some type of inference on the data. Hypothesis testing is a statistical technique that is used to help make inferences about a population parameter. Hypothesis testing allows you to test whether a claim about a parameter is accurate or not. Your boss makes the claim that the average body fat in men attending Silver’s Gym is 20%. You believe that the average body fat for men attending Silver’s Gym is not 20%. For claims such as this, you can set up a hypothesis test to reach one of two possible conclusions: either a decision cannot be made to disprove the body fat average of 20%, or there is enough evidence to say that the body fat average claim is inaccurate. To assist in your analysis for Silver’s Gym, consider the following steps based on your boss’s claim that the mean body fat in men attending Silver’s Gym is 20%: First, construct the null and alternative hypothesis test based on the claim by your boss. Using an alpha level of 0.05, perform a hypothesis test, and report your findings. Be sure to discuss which test you will be using and the reason for selection. Recall you found the body fat mean and standard deviation in Part I of the task. Based on your results, interpret the final decision to report to your boss.

You are hired as a statistical analyst for Silver’s Gym, and your boss wants to examine the relationship between body fat and weight in men who attend the gym. After compiling the data for weight and body fat of 252 men who attend Silver’s Gym, you find it relevant to examine the statistical measures and to perform hypothesis tests and regression analysis to help make general conclusions for body fat and weight in men.

Part I: Statistical Measures

Statistics is a very powerful topic that is used on a daily basis in many situations. For example, you may be interested in the age of the men who attend Silver’s Gym. You could not assume that all men are the same age. Thus, it would be an inaccurate measure to state that “the average age of men who attend Silver’s Gym is the same age as me.”

Averages are only one type of statistical measurements that may be of interest. For example, your company likes to gauge sales during a certain time of year and to keep costs low to a point that the business is making money. These various statistical measurements are important in the world of statistics because they help you make general conclusions about a given population or sample.

To assist in your analysis for Silver’s Gym, answer the following questions about the Body Fat Versus Weight data set:

Click here to download the Body Fat Weight data set.

Calculate the mean, median, range, and standard deviation for the Body Fat Versus Weight data set. Report your findings, and interpret the meanings of each measurement. Notice you are to calculate the mean, median, range, and standard deviation for the body fat and for the weight. The measures of central tendency are important in real-world situations.

What is the importance of finding the mean/median? Why might you find this information useful? In some data sets, the mean is more important than the median. For example, you want to know your mean overall grade average because the median grade average would be meaningless. However, you might be interested in a median salary to see the middle value of where salaries fall. Explain which measure, the mean or the median, is more applicable for this data set and this problem. What is the importance of finding the range/standard deviation? Why might you find this information useful? Part II: Hypothesis Testing

Organizations sometimes want to go beyond describing the data and actually perform some type of inference on the data. Hypothesis testing is a statistical technique that is used to help make inferences about a population parameter. Hypothesis testing allows you to test whether a claim about a parameter is accurate or not.

Your boss makes the claim that the average body fat in men attending Silver’s Gym is 20%. You believe that the average body fat for men attending Silver’s Gym is not 20%. For claims such as this, you can set up a hypothesis test to reach one of two possible conclusions: either a decision cannot be made to disprove the body fat average of 20%, or there is enough evidence to say that the body fat average claim is inaccurate.

To assist in your analysis for Silver’s Gym, consider the following steps based on your boss’s claim that the mean body fat in men attending Silver’s Gym is 20%:

First, construct the null and alternative hypothesis test based on the claim by your boss. Using an alpha level of 0.05, perform a hypothesis test, and report your findings. Be sure to discuss which test you will be using and the reason for selection. Recall you found the body fat mean and standard deviation in Part I of the task. Based on your results, interpret the final decision to report to your boss.

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Describe the role of double helix in complimentary base pairing in DNA replication. What does it mean when we say that the two strands of DNA in the double helix are antiparallel? What would the end of the double helix look like if the strands were parallel? Remember to cite any references you use in proper APA format. 75 to 100 words

Describe the role of double helix in complimentary base pairing in DNA replication. What does it mean when we say that the two strands of DNA in the double helix are antiparallel? What would the end of the double helix look like if the strands were parallel? Remember to cite any references you use in proper APA format. 75 to 100 words

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Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

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Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

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Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

Write a 2 -3 page paper using the ten guiding principles that provide a solid foundation for a company’s compensation program. Please use a fictitious company and address each of these principles as you develop your pay-for-performance model. Due this evening by midnight. ”only for excellent”

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Your organization is considering offering a flexible benefit plan but has been advised that it could create a higher risk for adverse selection. Discuss the issue of adverse selection, and provide an example of how it occurs. Discuss three approaches you might use to reduce the risk of adverse selection in a cafeteria plan.

Your organization is considering offering a flexible benefit plan but has been advised that it could create a higher risk for adverse selection. Discuss the issue of adverse selection, and provide an example of how it occurs. Discuss three approaches you might use to reduce the risk of adverse selection in a cafeteria plan.

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6. You have recently been hired as an employee benefit consultant and have been asked to recommend the establishment of either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Given the following employer objectives, which type of plan would you recommend? Specify the type of retirement plan you would recommend. Explain how your recommendation would handle the employer’s objectives. Employer objectives include • majority of employees are young; • would like to encourage long potential service; • concerned about providing retirement income, capital accumulation, and/or estate benefits; and • concerned about limiting their funding costs and administrative expenses.

6. You have recently been hired as an employee benefit consultant and have been asked to recommend the establishment of either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Given the following employer objectives, which type of plan would you recommend? Specify the type of retirement plan you would recommend. Explain how your recommendation would handle the employer’s objectives. Employer objectives include • majority of employees are young; • would like to encourage long potential service; • concerned about providing retirement income, capital accumulation, and/or estate benefits; and • concerned about limiting their funding costs and administrative expenses.

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You are the Benefits Manager for ABC Corporation. The company has grown considerably from a small family-owned business. It has never had a paid vacation policy in the past, and you need to establish one. Break down the important things you will need to consider when creating your vacation policy.

You are the Benefits Manager for ABC Corporation. The company has grown considerably from a small family-owned business. It has never had a paid vacation policy in the past, and you need to establish one. Break down the important things you will need to consider when creating your vacation policy.

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You are the Benefits Manager for ABC Corporation. The company has grown considerably from a small family-owned business. It has never had a paid vacation policy in the past, and you need to establish one. Break down the important things you will need to consider when creating your vacation policy.

You are the Benefits Manager for ABC Corporation. The company has grown considerably from a small family-owned business. It has never had a paid vacation policy in the past, and you need to establish one. Break down the important things you will need to consider when creating your vacation policy.

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1. (TCO I) Accounts Receivable – For each of the following, please explain if an auditor’s review of the client’s sales cutoff would detect these problems: (a) Would excessive goods returned for credit be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (b) Would unrecorded sales discounts be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (c) Lapping of year-end accounts receivable be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (d) Inflated sales for the year – could it be detected by a sales-cut-off test – why or why not? (Points : 35) Question 2. 2. (TCO J) (1) Identify the Processing Controls associated with a Computerized System and identify the types of tests to be performed. (2) Identify the issues which an E-Commerce System presents for an auditor. (Points : 35) Question 3. 3. (TCO K) You are the Senior Auditor for WWZ Co. and you have completed the testing of all the accounts. However, prior to issuing your report, what are at least five other procedures or reviews that must be performed prior to issuing your report? Explain your responses (Points : 35)

1. (TCO I) Accounts Receivable – For each of the following, please explain if an auditor’s review of the client’s sales cutoff would detect these problems: (a) Would excessive goods returned for credit be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (b) Would unrecorded sales discounts be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (c) Lapping of year-end accounts receivable be detected by a sales cut-off test – why or why not? (d) Inflated sales for the year – could it be detected by a sales-cut-off test – why or why not? (Points : 35)

Question 2. 2. (TCO J) (1) Identify the Processing Controls associated with a Computerized System and identify the types of tests to be performed. (2) Identify the issues which an E-Commerce System presents for an auditor. (Points : 35)

Question 3. 3. (TCO K) You are the Senior Auditor for WWZ Co. and you have completed the testing of all the accounts. However, prior to issuing your report, what are at least five other procedures or reviews that must be performed prior to issuing your report? Explain your responses (Points : 35)

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Write a paper in 700 to 1,050 words in which you address the following: •Describe a current event within your healthcare organization that requires leadership attention. •From your readings this week, apply a leadership style that most closely represents your approach to addressing the situation. •Explain why your selection would accommodate a desirable outcome. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a paper in 700 to 1,050 words in which you address the following: •Describe a current event within your healthcare organization that requires leadership attention. •From your readings this week, apply a leadership style that most closely represents your approach to addressing the situation. •Explain why your selection would accommodate a desirable outcome.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Write a paper in 700 to 1,050 words in which you address the following: •Describe a current event within your healthcare organization that requires leadership attention. •From your readings this week, apply a leadership style that most closely represents your approach to addressing the situation. •Explain why your selection would accommodate a desirable outcome. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a paper in 700 to 1,050 words in which you address the following: •Describe a current event within your healthcare organization that requires leadership attention. •From your readings this week, apply a leadership style that most closely represents your approach to addressing the situation. •Explain why your selection would accommodate a desirable outcome.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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