In this topic you will select a publicly traded company and submit the name of the company to the instructor for approval by the end of the topic. Note: You will need to have this step finalized before you can complete the assignment detailed below, so it is in your best interest to select and obtain approval as soon as possible. Select a company that is public and enjoys extensive analyst coverage (e.g., Apple, GE, Southwest Airlines, Walgreen, Exxon Mobile) to insure access to sufficient financially oriented material regarding your chosen company. The more information available, the easier it will be to perform the financial analysis. As you move through the nine steps in conducting your analysis, you will research the market at each step for relevant data on your chosen company, including analyst reports and market information. Disclose all assumptions you are making in the case study (e.g., revenue growth projections, expense controls) and provide supporting reasons and evidence behind those assumptions. As your case study analysis develops over the span of the course, you will synthesize the research data and outcomes of the nine-step assessment process in order to assess the long-term financial health of the chosen company. For this assignment, apply the following two steps of the nine-step assessment process to develop a 500-word analysis of the company you have selected and which has been approved by your course instructor: Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
Unit IV Article Review locate an article from a scholarly journal or industry magazine about a specific arbitration case, involving a union or non-union, related to the topics introduced in Chapter 5 of your textbook. Some topics to consider, but not limited to, bargaining, negotiations, norms, and zone of possible agreement. The article must have been published in the past five years. The format for the article critique is as follows: Article Title Journal Name and Date Key Points: (Five to seven key ideas from the article) Summary: (Two to three paragraphs summarizing the article in your own words) Personal Evaluation: (Two to three paragraphs highlighting the relevance of this article to your position or occupation, your agreement or disagreement with the author and/or findings, and any additional insights you may have.) Note: The arbitration does not need to be one specifically related to your occupation. It can involve any job field Your response must be a minimum of two pages. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.
Organizations work to improve overall written and verbal communication to encourage a win-win situation for improved patient or customer care, increased team motivation, and supportive management. Effective communication encourages active listening among people and improved understanding of a situation embracing both similarities and differences in each employee. Let’s read the following scenario to emphasize the importance of effective communication in a workplace. You are the keynote speaker to improve overall communication effectiveness in your organization. Your presentation consists of 12–15 Microsoft PowerPoint slides (not including the title and reference slide) along with speaker notes. You are addressing an audience comprising all department heads and management staff. Your overall focus is on common communication problems, various methods of learning, issues with feedback, and improving overall attitude through communication. Submission Details Purchase the answer to view it
Prior to beginning work on this interactive assignment read Chapter 10 in (Campbell & Dobel & Katsampes & Mactavish & Yates, 2014)andChapter 9in (Girod, 2014). It is also recommended that you review the instructions for the final project in Week Six as the content of this introduction will be a component of your strategic plan. For this interactive assignment you will take on the role of a leader in the for your final assignment in Week Two you will create a five minute maximum screen cast presentation of a PowerPoint on strategic planning. For the screencast portion you may use any screen casting platform you wish. (Quick-start guides for and are provided for your convenience.) Your PowerPoint presentation must be clear and provide the audience with an understanding of the purpose and meaning of the strategic plan including the following elements: Include visual enhancements in your presentation. These may include: appropriate images, a consistent font, appropriate animations, and transitions from content piece-to-content piece and slide-to-slide. (Images should be cited in APA format as outlined by the . Students may wish to use the for assistance with accessing freely available public domain and/or Creative Commons licensed images.) It is recommended that you access Garr Reynolds that provides useful assistance with creating successful PowerPoint presentations. After you have created your PowerPoint, you will create a screencast of your presentation. Your screencast may be a maximum of five minutes. (It is highly recommended that you create a script and/or speaker’s notes for your PowerPoint to ensure that your screencast will meet the time requirements. This will also allow you to practice your presentation prior to recording it.) Once your screencast has been created copy and paste the URL to your screencast into the initial post and attach your PowerPoint presentation to the post prior to submitting.
This project will allow you to continue to tailor your coaching development through videos (TEDTalks), podcasts, audiobooks, and/or books. Along with the same theme as lesson 5, select an area of coaching that you want to continue to develop or an area that you think would be useful in your current/future profession to focus on in this task. You will select five different development tools/medians to you write your paper. As before, introduction why did you select these topics and types of delivery (video, podcast, audiobook, book, etc.) . Seven paragraphs or more for the paper (strengths, areas of weakness), Conclusion: How can these you to develop your coaching skills. You will need to cite your sources and use APA formatting 4-6 pages in length. Introduction: 15 points Area 1: 12 points Area 2: 12 points Area 3: 12 points Area 4: 12 points Area 5: 12 points Conclusion: 15 points APA/Format/Grammar: 10 points Purchase the answer to view it
The Case: McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transportation Co 427 U.S. 273 (1976) The written Legal CaseResearch Paper will consist of two assignments. (1) A six(6) page (minimum)written Legal Case of aSupreme Court adjudicated/decided landmark legal safety issue such as an OSHA issue, an aviation accident, or a civil lawcase, approved by instructor, written by a group (2 students) presenting both sides of the case (9%), (emphasis on majority opinion and cannot be unanimous), and (2) a one (1) pageLegal Case Outline (1%) of your Case (Example is shown on page 3). Each Legal Case Outline andLegal CaseResearch Paper must contain at least five references used to develop the Case. The LegalCase Outline “topic” must be submitted for approval prior to writing the outline. The Research paper will be written utilizing the APA (American Psychological Association) style with citations, and must use the FIRAC format. The paper must be submitted electronically to the instructor free of errors in spelling and punctuation, and of sufficient length to adequately cover the subject, but not fewer than 6 full pages, excluding the title page, the resource page, and any blank pages. * Both group members will participate in the writing of the paper. However, one student will defend the majority decision and support that opinion, and one student will defend the dissenting decision and support that opinion in the paper. Purchase the answer to view it
hroughout the course you will be working with improvements to the Bedford Campus and its satellite campus in Mayberry. The Bedford Campus with its 12 full-time employees and two classrooms has recently increased its online enrollment to 1500 students working asynchronously. The increase in student population has had a significant slowdown in the network connectivity in the classroom. Reports have stated that it can take up to twenty minutes, sometimes longer, to get connected to the online classroom or to get to the Internet. Your team has been tasked with determining the root cause of this problem. The analysis should begin by taking a holistic view of the Bedford Campus network diagram to understand the topology. Then, progress through the OSI model to find the problem. Also, look for potential choke points that could cause a significant network slowdown. After locating the potential cause of the problem, a network with a proposed solution. a 1-page network diagram using Microsoft Visio of improvements that could be made to the current configuration, including wireless improvements to the network. Assumptions can be made in order to complete the diagram. The finished diagram should include the following: Purchase the answer to view it
In the scenario, the contract negotiations between North Creek Healthcare and the community hospital concluded with an agreement on non-financial (legal) 1. Suggest the most critical element of the contract and the impact to the short-term and long-term operational strategy of a community hospital. Indicate the potential implications to the hospital’s financial targets. Imagine you work for a hospital where the operating margins have been consistently below national norms for the past three (3) years. 2. Discuss one (1) key driver of the below average performance. 3. Suggest one (1) strategy to improve the future management of the driver that you’ve discussed
Lon L. Fuller, former Carter Professor of Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, observed in , “Even if a man is answerable only to his conscience, he will answer more responsibly if he is compelled to articulate principles on which he acts.” Fuller, L. (1975). . (p. 159). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. In this Assignment, you are required to apply Fuller’s Principle, as cited above, and respond to three real-life scenarios regarding ethical decision making within the field of criminal justice and policing. In considering each of the three scenarios, you are asked to respond to the following four questions: First, read each scenario. Second, analyze the ethical dilemma within the context of the four questions specified above. Third, respond in writing to the each of the four questions. The entire paper should be 2–4 pages in length. Each essay response should be brief, not more than 1 page. You may use references to support your responses, but the essay responses must be original. You are an off-duty police officer at a party at the house of an old high school friend. Everyone is still in the backyard drinking. You go into the house to use the restroom and observe several of your friend’s friends (whom you do not know) snorting cocaine. You do not know whether your friend has knowledge that people are using drugs in his house. It is the day before Christmas and you are a community police officer. An owner of a small market has been friendly to you throughout the year, and he has participated faithfully in community crime-prevention meetings. He calls you behind the counter and gives you a fruit basket for your family along with a Christmas card containing a $30 gift certificate as an expression of his appreciation. You are a supervisor on a medium-size police department. Office Ted Jones is an excellent officer and has been on the force for 16 years. He is also a homosexual and hangs out at a known gay bar in his off time. You have two-person patrols and Jones was recently teamed with Officer James Davis. Officer Davis comes to you and asks to be assigned to another partner because Jones is a homosexual.
Although the lowering of trade barriers made the globalization of markets and production a theoretical possibility, technological change made it a tangible reality. How have changes in technology contributed to the globalization of markets and of production? Would the globalization of production and markets have been possible without these technological changes? How does technology create global opportunity? A democratic political system is an essential condition for sustained economic progress. What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Why or why not? Under what conditions is it ethically defensible to outsource production to a developing world where labor costs are lower when such actions also involve laying off long-term employees in the firm’s home country? What are the potential costs of adopting a free trade regime? Do you think government should do anything to reduce these costs? Why? How might the political ideology of a host government influence the process of negotiating access between the host government and a foreign MNE? In what ways or for what reasons might a country encourage or discourage FDI because of its ideology? What are the economic and political arguments for regional economic integration? Given these arguments, why don’t we see more integration in the world economy? Go to the Toys “R” Us sites for both the United States ( ) and the United Kingdom ( ) and try to identify price differences between markets. As a consumer, do you have the right to demand equal prices? Why? As a company, how should you respond to complaints regarding pricing structures? The standard IMF policy prescribes tight monetary policy and reduced government spending for developing nations experiencing a currency crisis. Is this always the right course of action? If there was an alternate approach, how would it affect international businesses? Do the Internet and international e-commerce change the choice of using a transnational strategy that has historically been successful for firms expanding globally? Would it make a difference if a firm relied heavily on traditional business channels versus just e-commerce? From the perspective of a domestic firm, what are the advantages and disadvantages of licensing the rights to the company’s production process and trademark to a firm in a foreign country? What are some of the ways that a firm can reduce the risk of losing its proprietary know-how to foreign companies through licensing agreements? How might a company make strategic use of countertrade schemes as marketing weapons to generate export sales revenues? What are the risks associated with pursuing such a strategy? What are make-or-buy decisions? What are the advantages of make versus buy and visa versa? Are Within 20 years we will have seen the emergence of enormous global markets for standardized consumer products. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? What is the link between an international business’s strategy and its human resource management policies, particularly with regard to the use of expatriate employees and their pay scales? 1. Question : (TCO 1) What organization was protested in Seattle in 1999? 2. Question : (TCO 2) According to Francis Fukuyama, the collapse of communism in eastern Europe was followed by which of the following? 3. Question : (TCO 3) Which language is most widely spoken throughout the world? 4. Question : (TCO 3) Which theory deals with competitive advantage for countries? 5. Question : (TCO 4) In the last 30 years, the world economy has seen 6. Question : (TCO 5) Chile is included in which of the following regional integrations organizations? 7. Question : (TCO 6) When a firm engages in hedging it is 1. Question : (TCO 8) What are the three staffing policies available to a multinational corporation? 2. Question : (TCO 8) In distribution strategy, what are the four main differences between countries? 3. Question : (TCO 3) India’s caste system has been around for many years. Explain why its influence has diminished among educated urban middle class Indians. 4. Question : (TCO 3) In 2006, two Chinese journalists reported that the working conditions at Hongfujin Precision Industries where Apple’s iPods are produced were substandard. According to the report, not only were workers at the plant poorly paid, but they were also forced to work overtime. Apple immediately responded to the allegations and audited the factory in question. However, managers at the factory filed a defamation lawsuit against the two journalists. Despite the fact that Apple’s audit did indeed show substandard working conditions at the factory, Hongfujin did not withdraw the lawsuit. Eventually the Reporters Without Borders group took up the case for the two reporters and the lawsuit was dropped. The allegations against Hongfujin Precision Industries were made by two Chinese reporters. Discuss the implications of this for other Chinese companies. 5. Question : (TCO 3) Exports are largely responsible for China’s recent rapid economic growth. The country, capitalizing on its cheap labor force, has focused on converting raw materials into products that are exported to developed countries such as the United States. In 2008, China’s trade surplus was a record $280 billion, and its holdings of foreign exchange reserves were over $1.95 trillion. Some critics have suggested that China is following a neomercantilist policy. Are the claims that China is following a neomercantilist policy valid? Why or why not? 6. Question : (TCO 4) Telefonica is a Spanish telecommunications firm. For decades, Telefonica had operated as a typical state-owned enterprise, but privatization and deregulation changed that path in the 1990s. Telefonica began to aggressively pursue expansion opportunities in Latin America where it quickly became the number one or two player in nearly every country. Later, Telefonica turned its sights on Europe where its acquisitions ed transform the company into the second biggest mobile phone operator in the world. What changes in political and economic environment allowed Telefoncia to start expanding globally? Why did Telefonica initially focus on Latin America? Why was it slower to expand in Europe even though Spain is a member of the European Union? 7. Question : (TCO 7) Why did the world shift from a gold standard to fixed exchange rates? 1. Question : (TCO 5) Concerning European Union’s progress toward creating a single financial market, the quest started in 1999 was to have been completed by 2005, however, progress has been slowed by various factors related to the tradition of each member country operating autonomously. By 2007, significant progress had been made. Some 41 measures designed to create a single market were in place and others were in the pipeline. The current issue facing the EU revolves around the enforcement of the rules that have been established as law. Some experts believe that it will be at least another decade before the benefits of the new rules become apparent. Discussion of this feature can begin with the following questions. What are the benefits of creating a single financial market in the European Union for companies? Does it make sense for consumers? 2. Question : (TCO 6) In the 1980s, Caterpillar was negatively affected by a strong dollar and lost significant market share to Japanese competitor Komatsu. The situation prompted Caterpillar to revise its global strategy and by the 2000s, the company was in a much better position to deal with volatile currency values. More recently, a strong dollar has actually ed boost Caterpillar’s bottom line. In the 1980s, a stronger dollar hurt Caterpillar’s competitive position, but in 2008 a stronger dollar did not seem to have the same effect. What had changed? 3. Question : (TCO 7) In May 2001, the IMF agreed to lend $8 billion to Turkey to stabilize its economy and halt a sharp slide in the value of its currency. Although initially the Turkish government resisted IMF mandates on economic policy, in 2003 the government passed an austerity budget. By 2005, significant progress had been made and today, the country appears to be on track for recovery, with lower inflation rates, an increase in privatization, and a budget surplus. What led to Turkey’s financial crisis? What goals did the IMF establish as part of the loan agreement? 4. Question : (TCO 8) MD International is an export intermediary for U.S. medical equipment manufacturers. The company has been able to capitalize on falling trade barriers, as well as expand healthcare programs in the Latin American region. MD International currently represents more than 30 companies and sells to some 600 regional distributors. How does an intermediary such as MD International create value for the manufacturers who use it to sell medical equipment in foreign markets? Why do they want to use MD International rather than export directly themselves? 5. Question : (TCO 8) Boeing made the decision to outsource much of the production of the 787 in the hopes of significantly reducing the time to get the product to market. Boeing also anticipated that its outsourcing strategy would allow it to generate additional sales from the countries that were partners in the process and reduce its costs and risks. Although Boeing’s strategy worked for some components, for other parts the strategy was a disaster. Suppliers were late and some produced poor-quality parts, forcing Boeing to commit additional resources to the project. What are the benefits to Boeing of outsourcing so much work on the 787 to foreign suppliers? What are the potential risks? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? 6. Question : (TCO 8) By 2015, Ford hopes to compete in North America, Europe, and Asia by offering several global models including the Fiesta, the Fusion, and the Mondeo. The company, which refers to its new strategy as One Ford, anticipates that its global models will share the same components and looks and be positioned in a similar way in each market in which they are sold. What is behind Ford’s One Ford vision? What is the company hoping to accomplish with this strategy?