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Assignment (3)

Deadline: Saturday 30/04/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Cost Accounting

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Course Code: ACCT 301

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Semester: 2nd

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Academic Year: 1443 H

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Students’ Grade: /10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

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Assignment Question(s): (Marks 10)

Q1. State the reasons for allocating support department costs to the operating department. What are its various methods? Provide numerical examples of any two methods and discuss how these methods could be used to allocate these costs? (CH 8, 2.5 Marks)


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Q2. Z&C has two support departments, A1 and A2, and two operating departments, B1 and B2. Z&C has decided to use the direct method and allocate variable A1 dept. costs based on the number of transactions and fixed A1 dept. costs based on the number of employees. A2 dept. variable costs will be allocated based on the number of service requests and fixed costs will be allocated based on the number of computers. The following information is provided: (CH 8, 2.5 Marks)

Support Departments

Operating Departments

A1

A2

B1

B2

Total Department variable costs

5,000

6,000

38,000

21,000

Total department fixed costs

5,800

11,000

42,000

18,000

Number of transactions

15

18

80

45

Number of employees

5

7

15

12

Number of service requests

12

7

15

10

Number of computers

6

8

10

12


Allocate variable and fixed costs.


Answer:

Q3. JTC Corporation is a metal product manufacturer that produces three products: A, B, and C. The joint costs of the three products in 2018 were SAR 50,000. The total number of units for each product and the selling price per unit are given below: (CH 9, 2.5 Marks)

Product

Units

Selling Price per unit

A

20,000

SAR 6

B

12,500

SAR 5

C

7,500

SAR 4

Using the physical volume method and sales value at the split-off method, allocate the joint costs to each product.


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Q4. ABC Ltd. is preparing a budget for 2018. Following are the information related to budget preparation: (CH 10, 2.5 Marks)

Budgeted selling price per unit = SAR 200 per unit

Total fixed costs = SAR 250,000

Variable costs = SAR 65 per unit

Required:

Prepare flexible budget for 2,000, 2,500, 3,000 and 3,500 units.


Answer:

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Week 7 – Lecture

Factors that Influence the Coaching Environment

There are several factors that affect a coaching environment. Factors such as mood, rapport, compassion, and communication all have a dramatic effect on a coaching relationship.

Mood. Organizations are like people in that each has a distinct mood. As with a person, this mood constantly fluctuates due to ever-changing internal and external factors. Being able to read an organization’s mood can help a leader recognize when and where changes are necessary. This constant evolution allows for an organization to be consistently moving toward an environment where there is freedom to learn, grow, and freely express opinions and concerns.

Rapport. In order to be an effective coach or mentor, you must take the time to establish a rapport with all the parties involved. This can be difficult at times when the coachee may come from a different background, culture, language, or gender. There does not seem to be an across-the-board coaching or mentoring method for all classes of people. Rather, various and even experimental attempts are made.

Compassion. Without an effective relationship, productive coaching or mentoring is impossible. In other words, being a coach or mentor requires you to establish a trusting working relationship with another individual or individuals. A good way to build rapport is by taking some time to get to know the other individual in meaningful ways that may extend beyond routine business. Doing so can greatly strengthen the bond between coach and coachee or mentor and mentee, and provide greater understanding about concerns and difficulties.

Communication. In each of these situations, communication is critical. The lack of communication, or even a miscommunication, can dramatically affect that relationship. In certain cases, when a miscommunication arises, coaches need to confront individuals in order to work through the situation. A model such as Scott’s Confrontation Model can be helpful in working through communication issues that may arise when coaching or mentoring in unique situations.

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This course is “Management Synthesis”


Week4:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpDFQyVtfw


Week5:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX575c03LD8

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Assignment 6

Effective Listening


Assignment:

Create a list of 20 values to listen for when coaching.

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Week4:


Please read chapters 7 and 8 of the pdf and answer the following questions

Reading Reflections:

Over the course of the quarter you will be required to submit several reflection entries on the assigned Hopf book. Reflections should be two double-spaced pages, Times New Roman, 12-point font (750 words minimum).

Each reading reflection should have the following two sections:

1. The three most important things that I have learned from the assigned chapters.

2. How the assigned chapters are helping me become a better manager/consultant/ entrepreneur/CEO.


Week5:

Please read chapters 9 and 10 of the pdf and answer the following questions

Reading Reflections:

Over the course of the quarter you will be required to submit several reflection entries on the assigned Hopf book. Reflections should be two double-spaced pages, Times New Roman, 12-point font (750 words minimum).

Each reading reflection should have the following two sections:

1. The three most important things that I have learned from the assigned chapters.

2. How the assigned chapters are helping me become a better manager/consultant/ entrepreneur/CEO.

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Customer Support And System Methodology

Kedrian Ramos

Southern New Hampshire university

Professor Girouard

Requirements

At the start of a project, project leaders define reasonable requirements by ensuring that they are unambiguous. To start a successful technical project, you will need good, clear, and concise requirements. During a technical interchange meeting, a project leader will devise a method for implementing this requirement inside the given system and propose it to the client for approval. By ensuring that no assumptions are formed about the customer’s documented requirements, the project leader may ensure that no assumptions are made.

Challenges

The project manager can expect that the time required to implement reasonable requirements will exceed the given timetable, the conditions are too particular and complex to implement using off-the-shelf items, and even reasonable needs necessitate an assumption. To overcome these obstacles, a variety of approaches can be used, the most important of which is a dialogue with the customer. If a large and difficult-to-manufacture unique software device is required, the project leader may have to tell the customer this early in the process. Explain to the meeting that this software gadget will require x weeks of manufacturing time and y weeks of testing time, yet the customer’s stated timeframe is a mere z weeks. If a need is too particular, the buyer may be offered the option of widening it to include off-the-shelf hardware or paying an additional fee for a custom component in their design. Finally, assumptions should be disclosed to the client early in the system design concept phase if any assumptions are made. While it is likely that the assumptions are valid if the demand is sound, clarity is critical.

Lifecycles

It is preferable to use the system engineering methodology early in a project’s lifecycle (phases), because understanding that the whole is more relevant than the sum of its parts is critical for project planning at this stage. Typically, a project’s life cycle can be separated into four stages: the beginning stage, planning, implementation, and conclusion (Richards, 2020). The project manager may ensure that they understand how the project’s subsystems will operate at the start of the project’s lifecycle by applying the system engineering process early in the project’s lifecycle. When the project’s commencement phase is well executed, the rest of the project will go without hitches. In order to achieve the ultimate success goal, the team will need to understand the requirements and implement them appropriately in the system. It is possible that not all requirements will be met if a systems engineering approach is not used, resulting in the project’s failure.

Customer Advocacy

As a result, client advocacy is essential to project success since it puts the customer first and results in a satisfied client. Customers who are happy with a product or service are more likely to come back and recommend it to others. In the absence of a strong consumer advocacy strategy, a company is at risk of falling behind its rivals (Watt, 2014). The project’s conclusion will please the customer by comprehending a customer’s requirements. The project team must embrace a culture of client advocacy to create the highest-quality product possible while also exceeding the customer’s expectations. Without this, unsatisfied consumers would speak far more quickly than satisfied ones, negatively impacting the brand/company.

References

Richards, R. (2020, August 10). What is Customer Advocacy and 11 Reasons Why it’s the Bedrock of Your Business. jitbit.com. https://www.jitbit.com/news/customer-advocacy/.

Watt, A. (2014, August 14). 3. The Project Life Cycle (Phases). Project Management. https://opentextbc.ca/projectmanagement/chapter/chapter-3-the-project-life-cycle-phases-projectmanagement/.

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Project 3

Personal Auto Policy

The goal of this project is to explore the topic of the Personal Auto Policy (PAP). The project requires you to work in Excel with the provided spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in the yellow boxes in the Excel file for full credit and show all work by referencing cells where necessary (do not simply type in answers). In addition, type up a report in Word (1-2 pages) with a separate section for the introduction (description of the project), findings (answer assignment questions, plots, etc.), and conclusion (conclusions, summary). Make sure to follow all directions or points will be deducted. This is an individual project so be sure to submit your own work. Upon completion, please submit both your Word report and Excel file to blackboard at the same time. Each question (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) in the Excel file is worth 13 points (total of 90 points) and the report is worth 9 points.

Personal Auto Policy

Assume that Zabine Telan owns a PAP similar to the one discussed in chapter 12 and reproduced in Appendix A on page 379. Zabine’s policy has the following limits:

Part A = $50,000 bodily injury each person; $100,000 bodily injury each accident; $50,000 property damage each accident

Part B = $5,000

Part C = $50,000 each person; $100,000 each accident

Part D = $1,000 deductible for collision; $500 deductible for other than collision

Assume that each of the events described in the following situations are distinct. The actual cash value of Zabine’s car is $23,000. The goal is to calculate the amount Zabine’s insurer will pay in total (i.e., net after any deductible that Zabine must pay).

A) Distracted while driving, Zabine slammed into a van. The van was occupied by two people (driver and passenger). The van was traveling down the highway and the accident was Zabine’s fault. After a successful lawsuit, the van driver was awarded $50,000 in damages for personal injuries and $22,000 in property damage to the van. The van passenger was awarded $65,000 in damages for personal injuries. To defend Zabine in court, the lawyers charged $15,000.

B) Mara, Zabine’s daughter, is learning to drive when she causes damage to their house and their parked second vehicle. Damage to an inside wall and the garage door are extensive. Damage to Zabine’s house is $65,000, the driven automobile is $6,000, and the second car is $4,000. The same insurance coverage covers both automobiles. It’s important to keep in mind that in the event of a collision involving two vehicles covered by the same insurance policy, only one deductible will be required.

C) Zabine crashes into a parked automobile after she runs a stop sign, resulting in damage to both vehicles. Each vehicle had $6000 worth of damage.

D) Zabine is struck by an uninsured vehicle while driving to the store. Zabine’s medical bills total $4,000 and lost wages total $15,000. Damage to Zabine’s vehicle amounts to $25,000.

E) Zabine lends a car to Karmel. Karmel has a PAP, with coverage identical to Zabine’s. Karmel runs over and injures a famous soccer player who recently signed a 1-year contract for $1,000,000. Karmel is sued for $1,500,000.

F) For a week, Zabine borrows a neighbor’s car, with permission, while the neighbor is away on vacation. The neighbor has a PAP similar to the one Zabine has. On the sixth day, Zabine hit a tree while driving. The neighbor’s automobile sustained $3,500 in damage.

G) Zabine is driving on County Highway. All of a sudden, Zabine collides head-on with a deer. Zabine’s vehicle is destroyed.

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Week 7 Discussion Questions

 

1. What are some stereotypes people have about Native American religion or Navajo religion specifically? Based on this chapter, which of those stereotypes appear to be false? 

1. Many textbooks on world religion have a chapter that covers all Native American religion. Some even have a chapter called “primal religions” that covers indigenous, tribal traditions from all over the world. Why did this textbook decide not to do this, and discuss only one Native American culture? 

1. Some Navajo prefer to describe their religion as a “way of life.” Why is this? Reading about sacred Navajo traditions, are there other categories that might apply to these rituals, such as medicine? 

1. Historically, the Navajo resisted Christianity for a long time. But today 30 percent of Navajo practice Christianity exclusively. Pentecostalism has been especially successful among the Navajo. What factors led the Navajo to embrace Pentecostal Christianity? 

1. Peyote was made illegal by the federal government in 1965 and classified as a Schedule 1 drug in 1970. However, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act legalized peyote use for “bona fide traditional ceremonial purposes” if those using it are both members of the Native American Church and members of a federally recognized Native American tribe. This is one of the only laws where using a controlled substance is either legal or illegal depending on one’s religion and ethnicity. Based on your knowledge about peyote and Native American religion, are these sensible drug laws? 

1. In legal cases concerning the religious freedom of Native Americans, Native American religions are often explained using analogies to Christianity so that judges can better understand what is at stake. In Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service, spraying wastewater on a sacred mountain could be compared to a Christian church that is sprayed with wastewater every year. In what ways is this analogy accurate and in what ways does it fail? In other words, does a defiled church have the same effect for Christians as a defiled sacred mountain does for the Navajo? 

1. Sociologists have sought to explain the explosive growth of “nones”—people with no religion––in recent decades. The author suggests this has to do with two kinds of stigma surrounding religious affiliation. Does this explanation seem plausible or are there other factors at work? 

1. The author states that atheists “are able to say ‘no’ only to the gods they know.” What does he mean by this assertion? What consequences does this assertion have for different forms of atheism? 

1. Many people think that atheism began in Europe during the Enlightenment. However, the author shows that atheism has important precedents in the Protestant Reformation and Greek philosophy as well as ancient India. With this evidence in mind, when do you think atheism really began? Is it a modern, Western idea or not? 

1. People have debated whether Thomas Jefferson was a Christian, a Deist, or an atheist. What do you make of the “Jefferson Bible” he created? Does this show Jefferson was a Christian because he respected Jesus’ moral teachings, an atheist because he condemned the idea of Jesus’s miracles, or something else entirely? 

1. People often make claims about whether or not something is a religion without ever stating what they think religion is or what makes something a religion. When people argue that atheism is not a religion, how they are defining religion? When people argue that atheism is a religion, how are they defining religion? 

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This course is “Management Synthesis”


Week6:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).


Week7:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiyKmyAHH0w


Week8:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZCBRHOg3PQ



Week9:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).


Week10:

Interview Reflection Journals:

In each Module you will be assigned to watch an interview and reflect on what you learned from the interview. Your reflection can be about anything related to the interview (e.g., what you learned, what ideas you got, did it motivate you, etc.). The writing can be informal. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and reaction directly with me. The submission should be one page, single-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (600 words minimum).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUlUhCBXJSA

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8

Applying Analytic Techniques to Business

Devan Pouncy

Capella University

Professor: Alex Amegashie

FPX5008

April 27, 2022

General Motors Company

Introduction

General Motors Company is an American multinational corporation that deals with manufacturing automotive products and services. The company’s founders included William C. Durant, Fredric L Smith, and Charles Stewart Mott back in 1908. It is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The company operates assembly plants, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers across multiple counties, including Canada and many other counties. Based on its latest financial report for 2021, General Motors recorded total revenue of $127 billion, an increase from the previous year’s report, where it had $122.48 billion (Yahoo finance, 2022). Some of the company’s primary products that drive the company’s revenues include trucks, automobiles, engines, and automotive components. Besides, the company offers various other services related to financial services. The company also collects some revenue share from some of its subsidiaries, including Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC. Moreover, through joint ventures, the company owns interests in some Chinese brands such as Baojun, DMAX, and Wuling Motors.

The company has retained its first market position in the United States for most of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It became the leader in the United States in 1929 after surpassing Ford Motors in the car manufacturer. The company has been gradually growing in parallel with the American economy since the 1950s and 1960s, when it holds 45 percent of the total country’s automotive sales. It has also undergone numerous acquisitions where it bought Data Systems Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company in 1984 and 1986, respectively (Britannica, 2021). During the first years of operations, the company faced numerous competition from the United States’ automotive industry and other foreign countries, including Japanese automakers. To curb the situation, the company started a new automotive division that manufactured subcompact vehicles from highly automated facilities to compete with the imports from Japan. Even after the modernization approach has made success for the company, it also caused substantial losses that led to significant closure of its operations in many regions and reduction of tens of thousands of workforce in those firms. In the middle of the decade, it rapidly recovered from the losses and embarked on its automotive business activities.

In recent days, major companies’ focus has been driven by advanced technology and innovation. As the automobile industry embraces new technologies in alignment with conservative environmental measures, the company also works hard to meet environmental needs. One of the innovative approaches the company has been focusing on includes cutting-edge design and electronic innovation. In recent days, the company met up with its strong investors to discuss some of the new strategies it plans to remain relevant in the highly competitive industry. It plans to double its annual revenues and grow its EBIT-adjusted margin by transitioning its operations towards manufacturing all-electronic automotive products. Already, it plans to invest $35 billion in autonomous and all-electric vehicles through 2025 (Global Brands, 2021). Currently, the company holds a market stock price of 37.90. To meet the financial support it requires for most of its expansion and growth projects; the company will need more funds from its investors. The company’s stock price is a vital component that will enable the company to attract more investors to its financial assistance.

Graphical Representation of Data

Scatter Plot of the Highest Stock Price

Figure 1.1. Scatter of highest stock price of General Motors following the data from Yahoo Finance (2021).

Based on the graph above, figure 1.1., one can analyze the trends in General Motors’ highest stock prices for five years. The chart illustrates the historical performance of the company’s stock by examining the relationship of two variables, including the highest stock prices and time on the Y-axis and X-axis, respectively. The values on the Y-axis, the highest stock prices, are dependent variables, while those on the X-axis, the time, are independent. The company’s scatterplot did not remain linear throughout the five years like it was in many annual periods. The relationship between the company’s highest stock prices did not show consistent positive with the periods from 2016 to 2021. For instance, the highest stock price showed significant outliers between 2016 and 2017. After that, the results from its highest stock prices have shown significant positive in the relationship.

Scatterplot of General Motors Lowest Stock Price

Figure 1.2. Scatter of lowest stock price of General Motors following the data from Yahoo Finance (2021).

The above scatterplot chart represents the lowest stock prices of General Motors from March 2016 to April 2021. The chart illustrates the relationship between the company’s lowest stock price and time. The variables reflecting the lowest stock values on the Y-axis are the variables representing the time on the X-axis. From 2016 to 2018, the graph stipulated a moderately negative relationship between the lowest stock prices and time in the first two years. There were significant outliers of values during the period between the years. However, the graph’s shape changed upwards, indicating the relationship was moderately positive onwards from the end of 2018 to 2020.

Interpreting the Histogram of the company’s adjusted closing stock prices

Figure 1.3. Histogram of adjusted closing stock price of General Motors following the data from Yahoo Finance (2021).

The graph on the histogram chart above shows the adjusted closing stock price of General Motors over five years. It illustrates the relationship between the company’s frequency in its adjusted closing stock price on the Y-axis and the ranges of adjusted closing stock prices on the X-axis over the last past five years of operation. The graph made it evident that the histogram is skewed to the right. More of its data points could fall within the lower annual adjusted closing stock prices range. Moreover, the mean of its adjusted closing prices was greater, 37.23, than the median, which was 35.39. This indicated that the company’s volatility was lower in the market.

Histogram of General Motors’ Stock Volume

Figure 1.4. Histogram of Stock Volume of General Motors following the data from Yahoo Finance (2021).

The above histogram chart showed General Motors’ stock volume data for five years. It illustrated the relationship between the frequency of its stock volume and the ranges of the stock volume over the period. Following the graph’s shape, the histogram was skewed to the left, indicating that the majority of its data points were falling towards the higher ranges, making it negative.

Descriptive Statistics

               The mean was used to determine the average for General Motors’ dataset. On the other hand, the median was used to determine the data points corresponding to the middle value in the company’s adjusted closing stock values. Based on the analysis, the company’s adjusted closing stock prices were 37.23, while its median was 35.39. Following the analysis, the mean of the company’s adjusted closing stock price was greater than its median. This indicated the absence of outliers on the stock prices’ lower side. On the other side, the adjusted closing stock price was 9.80 making the company’s stock have a volatility level of 26.32 percent, which indicates a highly volatile stock value. The company’s stock volume was 294797984.7, while the median was 283536450. The mean of the company’s stock volume indicates the high liquidity of its stock for five years. Also, the median was lesser than the mean, which indicated the presence of outliers on the high dataset side, indicating a possible rapid increase in its annual tradable volume of stocks over the period. On the other hand, the standard deviation of the company’s stock volume was 30.98% of the stock volume. This was an alarming indicator of the relatively high volatility of the company’s stock value.

Conclusion

               To conclude the analysis, the graphical representations and statistical computation of General Motors presented valuable information to investors and decision-makers. It enabled the investors to determine whether the company was worth being invested in. Also, it enables the company’s decision-makers to identify the areas that need modification to increase its stock value. The analysis stipulates that the company’s stock was currently undervalued. Moreover, the company’s leaders must consider the outliers in its stock prices, which increases the volatility of its value. Compared to the global market, the company’s current price of 38.80 shows that its stocks are undervalued. Other analysts claim that the company’s stock is a hold to buy from the short-term perspective but holds a sell indicator in the long-term perspective (Macroaxis, 2022). Finally, the company should consider investing in partnering with the entity. Many investors did not applaud its stock value, making stock evaluation a wrong approach to attract more investors.

References

Britannica. (2021). General Motors American company. Retrieved from;

https://www.britannica.com/topic/General-Motors-Corporation

Global Brands. (2021). General Motors to Outline Plans for Decade of Growth, Doubling of Annual Revenues by 2030 with Increased Margins. Retrieved from;

https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2021/oct/1006-outline-plans.html

Macroaxis. (2022). GM Stock Volatility. Retrieved from;

https://www.macroaxis.com/volatility/GM/General-Motors

Yahoo finance. (2022). General Motors Company (GM). Retrieved from;

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GM/history?p=GM

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 202 2 32.119999 31.15 32.869999 32.090000000000003 32.549999 33.080002 34.979999999999997 37.740001999999997 38.380001 38.099997999999999 38.549999 35.400002000000001 34.650002000000001 35.049999 36.630001 36.740001999999997 40.689999 46.759998000000003 45.349997999999999 43.419998 45.52 43.560001 39.590000000000003 39.669998 42.77 45 40.5 38.32 36.490001999999997 37.049999 38.75 39.610000999999997 39.139999000000003 40.740001999999997 41.5 40.450001 39.200001 38.990001999999997 41 41.900002000000001 39.779998999999997 38.700001 38.95999900000 0003 37.619999 37.380001 35.790000999999997 32.299999 24.99 28.83 31.66 27.33 31.120000999999998 33.330002 38.029998999999997 46.709999000000003 45.450001 56.970001000000003 57.049999 62.240001999999997 63.439999 60.720001000000003 64.300003000000004 59.73 58.599997999999999 54.209999000000003 59.349997999999999 65.180000000000007 63.290000999999997 67.209998999999996 55.549999 46.740001999999997 44.450001

Time

Stock Price in US Dollars

Scatterplot of General Motors Lowest Stock Price

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 30.17 27.34 27.52 29.82 30.129999000000002 30.879999000000002 30.209999 34.669998 34.840000000000003 34.720001000000003 33.790000999999997 33.369999 31.92 33.049999 34.450001 34.590000000000003 36.619999 40.799999 41.349997999999999 40.700001 41.150002000000001 39.32 34.5 35.229999999999997 35.279998999999997 39.369999 36.259998000 000003 35.209999000000003 33.279998999999997 30.559999000000001 33.849997999999999 31.459999 32.200001 38.009998000000003 36.259998000000003 37.330002 33.150002000000001 33.080002 37.580002 35.580002 36.439999 33.709999000000003 34.590000000000003 34.959999000000003 32.970001000000003 29.33 14.33 17.790001 20.120000999999998 24.25 23.33 24.82 28.24 29.15 34.229999999999997 40.060001 40.040000999999997 49.349997999999999 50.25 54.709999000000003 53.52 58.41 52.630001 47.07 47.799999 52.25 54.419998 53.139999000000003 49.240001999999997 43.91 39.75 37.599997999999999

Histogram

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< = 43 < = 48 < = 53 < = 58 < = 63 < = 68 < = 73 < = 78 < = 83 < = 88 > 88 14 21 50 81 78 10 0 0 0 0 0

Closing price

Frequency

Histogram

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< = 8400000 < = 8900000 < = 9400000 < = 9900000 < = 10400000 < = 10900000 < = 11400000 < = 11900000 < = 12400000 < = 12900000 > 12900000 1 1 4 3 5 8 8 11 12 8 11

Volume

Frequency

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MNA 2345 – Principles of Supervision
Team Project


Program Learning Outcome 4: Apply effective leadership and team building skills to create dynamic business partnerships and networks.


Overview of Team Project:

· Each team of at least three students will complete a project on the topic below.

· The team project will be graded on content, analysis, research and how well the team works together to achieve the assigned objectives.


The Project – Background

You have just been hired as the new Customer Service Team leadership team for Techco Incorporated. Techco sells electronics and services them. You were hired as a result of a shake-up. The previous leaders were all fired because internal morale was horrible, customer service representatives were leaving in droves, customers were defecting to competitors and profits had begun to slide. The other big problem customers complained about was that customer service representatives did not seem to know the products they sell, they were rude and did not return calls or solve problems. Senior Management decided that the concern is serious enough that they need to fix the problem. The word on the street was that the company would not last due to all the problems with customer service issues.

You (the leadership team) were hired because you have a great reputation to come into a problem situation, analyze the issues, and take decisive and smart action to fix problems, reassure customers and get the business back on track.





Your Task

Put together a proposal/plan to turn around this serious business problem. Describe how you would tackle the improvement plan. Make sure you address the following areas:

· Staffing

· Training

· Rewards

· Customer Communication/Public Relations

· Communication

· Performance Monitoring

Management asked the project team to present the recommendation along with a high-level implementation plan for their approval.


Requirements for the Project

Specifically, the team is required to write a bullet-point presentation, as follows:

· Every team member is required to participate in the team project

· Identify who on the team will play what roles on the team.

· Pick a leader

· Provide an overview of how you brainstormed different options

· Use techniques or best practices from other organizations who provide excellent customer service (name the companies)

· Indicate how you arrived at the recommendation (what group/team process you used to get there (consensus, groupthink, etc.)

· Describe the recommendation

· Lay out a simple plan and timeline

· What decisions do you need to be made and by whom to move forward with the plan?

· Cite sources for your research/benchmark ideas

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Team Project Rubric

Student Name: Date: _______________Course: _______________

Criteria

5

Excellent

4

Good

3

Satisfactory

2

Fair

1

Poor

Points

Earned

Project Goal(s)

Does the team completely understand team assignment and do all team members seem fully committed and engaged and accountable for results?

Entire team understands assignment.

Members are committed to results.

Most members understand and are committed to results.

Some members understand project goals and work to engage others.

Few members understand and are committed to project goals.

Very little understanding of project goals and team collaboration.

Team Development

Has team initiated activities to bond, build team spirit and work effectively?

Are roles and responsibilities are clear?

Is team functioning at the Performing Stage – solving problems, making decisions and meeting assigned goals?

Team meets/exceeds all criteria.

Team functions at Performing stage.

Effectively meeting assignments

Productive discussion and mutual respect.

Team meets criteria. Members function at Norming stage…

Roles are generally understood. Meeting some assignments

Team moving between storming and norming. Team grapples with role definition. Conflicts exist.

Meeting few assignments

Team is in storming stage. Functioning as individuals asserting their roles.

Needs intervention to move forward

Members are not functioning as team.

Instructor actively coaches and re-constitutes team to achieve objectives

Leadership

Has a leader been assigned?

Is the leader motivating and keeping the team productive?

Is the leader managing conflicts, using all expertise on team?

Is progress toward end goal measured and shared?

Roles clearly assigned.

Leader sets clear directions and encourages openness.

Leader encourages brainstorming and ensures progress.

Leader assigned. Other roles still in flux

Leader making progress to motivate and engage team.

Roles are being formed. Leader assigned but not using all talents and motivating the team to work together.

Minimal progress. Leadership is not clear. Members still trying to work together.

No clear leader assigned. No measurable progress on project goals

Team Decision Making

Is team using consensus approach to decision making?

Did the team discuss, analyze and use critical thinking skills to arrive at recommendations.

Completely utilized consensus decision-making. High level of collaboration.

Apply higher-level thinking and analysis.

Mostly used consensus.

Most team members engaged in discussion and analysis.

Not using consensus.

Minority made decisions.

No use of critical thinking skills

Groupthink dominates. 1-2 persons came up with ideas and made decision.

There is no evidence of team decision-making process. Does not use critical thinking skills.

Project Plan

Did the team complete a project plan with key milestones and assignments?

Do all team members commit to the plan?

Completed project plan and timeline with critical steps. Completed project in line with plan.

Completed several steps toward a project plan

Incomplete project plan; tasks are performed ad hoc.

Minimal progress toward project plan.

No project plan

Communication

Does team operate in climate of trust?

Are ideas shared freely, brainstorming encouraged?

Does team leader encourage collaboration?

Forms relationships that endure beyond project assignment.

Team communicates very effectively;

Shares ideas and collaborates. Forms relationships with class.

Viewed as leaders and collaborators by peers.

Communicates somewhat effectively.

Share ideas and collaborates on project; not much interaction beyond assignment

Communicates in broad terms.

Not consistently focused on essence of project goals.

Ineffective communication. Does not use brainstorming and collaboration effectively

Poor communication. Intervention needed to keep team on track.

Team Report

Presentation is well written and delivered. Addresses assignment instructions. Entire team demonstrates knowledge and accountability in presentation.

Team meets/exceeds criteria; continues to function as high-performing team.

Builds relationships. Partners effectively beyond assignment.

Team meets most of the criteria; most team members engaged in presentation.

Most team members present and seem committed to outcome. Others are not totally engaged.

Team partially meets standard. Presentation does not appropriately address assignment

Team fails to meet criteria.

Instructor Comments

Total Points

Earned:

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Assignment: Expanding Your Coaching Skills

In order to be an effective coach, it is imperative that you consistently take the time for self-evaluation to identify those areas where you are performing well, and reflect on those areas where change is needed. As you consider your role as a future coach or mentor, what are your strengths and weaknesses?

Assess yourself and your abilities as a coach and then develop an action plan (1–2 pages) to improve on those areas where change is needed.

To prepare for this assignment,

Review this week’s Learning Resources, especially:

·
What is Leadership Coaching? Strengths and Weaknesses. (jgdb.com)

· Coaching in the Workplace (gptchb.org)

· https://www.compasspoint.org/sites/default/files/

· The Role of Coaching and Reflection | edCircuit

· Reflection as a Coach Development Tool | Coach Growth (wordpress.com)

This action plan should include three sections:

· Current Reality

· A Description of the Current Reality

· Hindrances to Improvement

· Intended Outcomes

· The Plan of Action

· Skills to Practice

· Network of Support

· Time Frame

Be honest and thorough in the process, as the exercise is designed to develop your introspective skills. The time and reflection you put into the analysis and plan development will determine how useful and meaningful it will be for you in expanding your skills as a coach.

To complete your Assignment, compose a cohesive document that addresses the following:

· Apply self-development process to identify your coaching strengths and weaknesses.

· Evaluate your coaching strengths and weaknesses.

· Develop an action plan that focuses on improvement of your coaching weaknesses.

· Defend how your action plan will support continued development of strengths and improvement of weaknesses.

· 3–4 pages in length, including your action plan.

· No plagiarism

· APA citing

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

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المملكة العربية السعودية

وزارة التعليم

الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Quality Management (MGT 424)

Due Date: 04/30/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name:

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT424

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: Second

CRN: 25193

Academic Year:2021-22-2nd

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name: Dr. Gaurav S. Vishwakarma

Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

3rd Assignment

Instructions to search the case study:

1. Via your student services page, log in to the Saudi Digital Library.

2. After your login with your student ID, search for the following article:

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE. CASE STUDY.

By KONIECZNA, Monika1

ISSN number: 1641-3466


Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize the importance of quality management theory, principles, and practices applied in businesses on national and international levels. (CLO1)

2. Use quality improvement tools and practices for continuous improvement to achieve the organizational change and transformation. (CLO3)

Quality Improvement in Production Enterprise Case Study

This paper examines the different meaning of quality and its relation to the companies` continuous development efforts. In this article, the six-sigma tool as one of the common quality approach was discussed and presented intensively through a case study application in a book printing company.

Read the case study thoughtfully and answer the following questions:

1- Discuss the different quality term as presented by the author. Which one of these terms is more practical from your point of view? ( 250 – 300 words – 3.5 points)

2- Describe the printing company` production process current state. Which one of the current issues listed is more critical and why? ( 250– 300 words – 3.5 points )

3- Do you think the proposed actions for improvements are efficient? Explain. ( 200– 300 words – 3 points )


Answers

1. Answer-

2. Answer-

3. Answer-

4. Answer-

5. Answer-

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How to Plan for Stakeholder Management

The stakeholder management planning process contains the following steps:

1. Understand project framework and approach.

2. Obtain stakeholder information (review stakeholder register).

3. Understand project environment.

4. Consult historical organizational project artifacts.

5. Consult subject matter experts (been there, done that).

6. Perform stakeholder engagement analysis.

7. Synthesize stakeholder management planning information (to develop stakeholder engagement strategy and stakeholder management plan).

Figure 4.1 illustrates the process flow for stakeholder management planning.

Figure 4.1 Stakeholder Management Planning Process Flow

Understand Project Framework and Approach

The project management plan (PMP) provides the framework and approach for managing the entire project. It is an overarching plan that contains the rest of the core project plans including the stakeholder management plan.

First, you need to understand the big picture by understanding the project framework and approach for managing the project—that is, by learning about the project life cycle, project phases, and the processes and the work to be performed in each of those phases.

Second, for the stakeholder management planning process, you need to know how the work will be executed, how the change requests will be handled, that is, how the changes will be monitored and controlled, how the configuration management will be performed, how the integrity of the project planning baselines will be maintained, and what the needs and expectations as well as communication styles and requirements of the stakeholders are.

All this information is contained in various project plans that are part of the overarching PMP, which covers the execution, monitoring, and controlling methodologies for the entire project.

Obtain Stakeholder Information

You need to obtain stakeholder information that includes stakeholder attributes, such as who the stakeholders are, what their information needs are, and what their communication styles and preferences are. The stakeholder register provides this information, which is described in detail in Chapter 1, “Stakeholder Identification and Analysis.”

Understand the Project Environment

Projects are influenced by the environment in which they are undertaken. Thus, the project environment can influence the type and behavior of the stakeholders. This understanding is important to pursue appropriate stakeholder management steps that work best in the existing project environment. The key elements that constitute the project environment are outlined in Chapter 3, “Planning Communications Management.”

Consult Historical Organizational Project Artifacts

The historical organization project artifacts refer to an organization’s historical artifacts archived from other similar projects completed previously. According to Forsberg and Mooz, authors of Visualizing Project Management, “Successful project cycles, the key to achieving consistency from project to project, usually embody a strategy that works and lessons learned that serve as a template.” Thus, leveraging lessons learned, historical information, tools, and

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

A picture containing text, outdoor, sign  Description automatically generated

المملكة العربية السعودية

وزارة التعليم

الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Quality Management (MGT 424)

Due Date: 04/30/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name:

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT424

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: Second

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22-2nd

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

3rd Assignment

Instructions to search the case study:

1. Via your student services page, log in to the Saudi Digital Library.

2. After your login with your student ID, search for the following article:

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE. CASE STUDY.

By KONIECZNA, Monika1

ISSN number: 1641-3466


Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize the importance of quality management theory, principles, and practices applied in businesses on national and international levels. (CLO1)

2. Use quality improvement tools and practices for continuous improvement to achieve the organizational change and transformation. (CLO3)

Quality Improvement in Production Enterprise Case Study

This paper examines the different meaning of quality and its relation to the companies` continuous development efforts. In this article, the six-sigma tool as one of the common quality approach was discussed and presented intensively through a case study application in a book printing company.

Read the case study thoughtfully and answer the following questions:

1- Discuss the different quality term as presented by the author. Which one of these terms is more practical from your point of view? ( 250 – 300 words – 3.5 points)

2- Describe the printing company` production process current state. Which one of the current issues listed is more critical and why? ( 250– 300 words – 3.5 points )

3- Do you think the proposed actions for improvements are efficient? Explain. ( 200– 300 words – 3 points )


Answers

1. Answer-

2. Answer-

3. Answer-

4. Answer-

5. Answer-

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For this assignment, you will apply decision-making to the process of international human resource management as you determine which of the four final applicants to hire into a global executive position.

You are a member of the management committee of a MNE that conducts business in 23 countries. While your company’s headquarters is located in the Netherlands, your regional offices are located fairly evenly throughout the four hemispheres. Primary markets have been in the European Union and North America; the strongest emerging market is the Pacific Rim. Company executives would like to develop what they see as a powerful potential market in the Middle East. Sales in all areas except the Pacific Rim have shown slow growth over the past two years.

At present, your company is seeking to restructure and revitalize its worldwide marketing efforts. To accomplish this, you have determined that you need to hire a key marketing person to introduce fresh ideas and a new perspective. There is no one currently in your company who is qualified to do this, and so you have decided to look outside.

The job title is “Vice President for Global Marketing”; an annual salary of $250,000-$300,000, plus elaborate benefits, an unlimited expense account, a car, and the use of the corporate jet. The person you hire will be based at the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands and will travel frequently.

A lengthy search has turned up four people with good potential. It is now up to you to decide whom to hire. Although all the applicants have expressed a sincere interest in the position, it is possible that they may change their minds once the job is offered. Therefore, you must rank them in order of preference so that if your first choice declines the position, you can go on to the second, and so on.

First, read the biographies of each applicant. As you are doing this, rank each of them from 1 to 4, with 1 being your first choice, and explain your reasons for their ranking.

For your essay this week, respond to the following questions using the decisions you have made with your rankings.

The first section of your paper should be an overview of your rankings and reasons for your decisions.

Did your decision include any culturally based biases you may have—for example, feelings, personality traits, or politics in your rankings?

Did you make any observations that you feel would have been fully acceptable in your own culture, but were not accepted in other cultures? If so, explain.

What implications do you believe any of the applicant’s cultural differences would have in business dealings? In what countries or cultures?

What expatriate adjustments for the candidate need to be considered? How will the company handle these?

Explain the decision-making process you used to make your decisions.

Park L.

Park L. is currently senior vice president for marketing at a major South Korean high-technology firm. You have been told by the head of your Seoul office that his reputation as an expert in international marketing is outstanding. The market share of his company’s products has consistently increased since he joined the company just over 15 years ago. His company’s market share is now well ahead of that of competing producers in the Pacific Rim.

Park graduated from the University of Seoul and has worked his way up through the ranks. He does not have a graduate degree. In addition to his native tongue, Park is able to carry on a reasonably fluent conversation in English and has minimal working knowledge of German and French.

Saya K.

Saya K. is a woman living in Malaysia. She began her teaching career while finishing her DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at the Harvard Business School and published her first book on international marketing ten months after graduation. Her doctoral dissertation was based on the international marketing of pharmaceuticals, but she has also done research and published on other areas of international marketing.

Two months after the publication of her book, Saya went to work in the international marketing department of a Fortune 500 company, where she stayed for the next ten years. She returned to teaching when Maura University offered her a full professorship with tenure, and she has been there since that time. In addition, she has an active consulting practice throughout Southeast Asia. In addition to fluency in Malay, English, and Japanese, Saya speaks and writes German and Spanish and can converse in Mandarin.

Peter V.

Peter had worked in a key position in the international marketing division of a US Fortune 100 company until the company pulled out of his country South Africa eight months ago. Peter has a long list of accomplishments and is widely recognized as outstanding in his field.

Peter has a Ph.D. in computer science from a leading South African university and an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Business. Peter speaks and reads English, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Swahili and can converse in German.

Joe P.

Joe is currently job hunting. His former job as head of marketing for a single-product, high-technology firm—highly specialized workstations for sophisticated artificial intelligence applications—ended when the company was bought out by Texas Instruments.

Joe has both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. In addition, he was a Rhodes Scholar and won a Fulbright scholarship, which he used to support himself while he undertook a two-year research project on the marketing of high-technology equipment to Third World countries. In addition to his native English, Joe has a minimal command of French—which he admits he hasn’t used since his college days.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

Be 6-8 pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which is never a part of the content minimum requirements.

Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA (7th ed) style guidelines.

Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

Review the Critical Thinking Grading Rubric Critical Thinking Grading Rubric – Alternative Formats to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

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Please use these case instructions (
PSA Business Case


 
 Download PSA Business Case
) for further details regarding the completion of the assignment (NOTE: Assume the initiative is starting in January with an  implementation by the end of 2022).  Additionally, you will need to use this Work Breakdown Structure (
WBS


 
 Download WBS
) as a starting point. As a refresher, this 
podcast (Links to an external site.)
 will walk you through how to copy/paste/use auto numbering feature in ProjectPlan 365. The Assignment Deliverables are outlined below: 

A. Project Schedule – Project Plan 365 (
Download instructions
 are in Module 2)

· NOTE: While not ideal, the FREE academic edition of PP365 will not allow sharing the schedule. Please collaborate/create the schedule in excel and then have 1 member cut/paste into PP365.  The file CAN be saved/shared. Alternatively, you can create a virtual session with one member navigating/entering data. 

B. RACI Matrix

C. Project Kickoff Deck

You may need to reference podcasts, labs, etc. included in previous weeks’ modules.  Additionally, you may need to do a bit of online research. Make sure to include a reference page if outside sources are used.

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Week Five Discussion

1. Write a  150-200 word response to the following question by Wednesday of this week:

Research and list the eight (8) NACE Career Competencies and provide a definition of each in your own words

2. Respond to at least two other classmate posts by Sunday with a meaningful reply that includes no less than 100 words. “Great job!” or “Well done!” are not meaningful. Instead, give details and explain your response.

3. For your initial post and responses please reference information from the course materials or other credible scholarly academic references.

Posting Directions

1. Put your cursor in the Reply box below to start your reply to the topic.

2. Name your topic: Week One Discussion – Type Your Name.

3. Enter your text.

4. When complete, click Post Reply.

FIRST CLASSMATE POST:

Week Five Discussion – Darrell Brathwaite 

1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – Critical thinking and problem solving alludes to the capacity to utilize information, facts, and information effectively to take care of problems

2. Teamwork/Collaboration – Team collaboration is a communication and project management approach that emphasizes teamwork, innovative thinking, and equal participation to achieve objectives.

3. Professionalism/Work Ethic – Work Ethic/Professionalism exhibits respectability, versatility, responsibility, and a moral way of behaving. It’s the capacity to step up to the plate, and keep up with powerful work propensities (focus on, plan and oversee work; dependability) to create great outcomes.

4. Oral/Written Communications – Oral/Written Communication. is the exchange of ideas, information, and message through spoken words as well as the Interchange of messages, opinions, and information in written or printed form 

5. Career Management- Career Management is a lifelong process of investing resources to accomplish your future career goals. It is a continuing process that allows you to adapt to the changing demands of our dynamic economy.

6. Global/Intercultural Fluency – global and intercultural fluency is the ability to show openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact with all people and understand cultural differences.

7. Leadership – Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. To influence or guide other individuals, teams, or even entire organizations.

8. Digital Technology – Digital technologies are electronic tools, systems, devices, and resources that generate, store, or process data. Jobs want people who can effectively use technology because in this day in age everything is digital and our society functions off of it. being able to handle and understand the digital aspect can be a great contribution to any company.

SECOND CLASSMATE POST:

Week Five Discussion: Simya Levine

· Critical thinking: problem-solving, evaluating, and analyzing skills

· Teamwork: Collaboratively work with a group of people working on a common goal

· Professionalism: Quality, conduct, and set of standards an individual upholds in a professional setting

· Communication: Verbal and written conveying of a message to an audience

· Technology: Software, programming, and database skills

· Leadership: An individual or group of individuals’ ability to influence and guide other individuals 

· Equity & Inclusion: The equal participation of all groups regardless of race, age, culture, creed, etc

· Career & Self Development: Improvement of oneself and career through professional and personal growth and advancement

Management homework help

For this assignment, you will apply decision-making to the process of international human resource management as you determine which of the four final applicants to hire into a global executive position.

You are a member of the management committee of a MNE that conducts business in 23 countries. While your company’s headquarters is located in the Netherlands, your regional offices are located fairly evenly throughout the four hemispheres. Primary markets have been in the European Union and North America; the strongest emerging market is the Pacific Rim. Company executives would like to develop what they see as a powerful potential market in the Middle East. Sales in all areas except the Pacific Rim have shown slow growth over the past two years.

At present, your company is seeking to restructure and revitalize its worldwide marketing efforts. To accomplish this, you have determined that you need to hire a key marketing person to introduce fresh ideas and a new perspective. There is no one currently in your company who is qualified to do this, and so you have decided to look outside.

The job title is “Vice President for Global Marketing”; an annual salary of $250,000-$300,000, plus elaborate benefits, an unlimited expense account, a car, and the use of the corporate jet. The person you hire will be based at the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands and will travel frequently.

A lengthy search has turned up four people with good potential. It is now up to you to decide whom to hire. Although all the applicants have expressed a sincere interest in the position, it is possible that they may change their minds once the job is offered. Therefore, you must rank them in order of preference so that if your first choice declines the position, you can go on to the second, and so on.

First, read the biographies of each applicant. As you are doing this, rank each of them from 1 to 4, with 1 being your first choice, and explain your reasons for their ranking.

For your essay this week, respond to the following questions using the decisions you have made with your rankings.

The first section of your paper should be an overview of your rankings and reasons for your decisions.

Did your decision include any culturally based biases you may have—for example, feelings, personality traits, or politics in your rankings?

Did you make any observations that you feel would have been fully acceptable in your own culture, but were not accepted in other cultures? If so, explain.

What implications do you believe any of the applicant’s cultural differences would have in business dealings? In what countries or cultures?

What expatriate adjustments for the candidate need to be considered? How will the company handle these?

Explain the decision-making process you used to make your decisions.

Park L.

Park L. is currently senior vice president for marketing at a major South Korean high-technology firm. You have been told by the head of your Seoul office that his reputation as an expert in international marketing is outstanding. The market share of his company’s products has consistently increased since he joined the company just over 15 years ago. His company’s market share is now well ahead of that of competing producers in the Pacific Rim.

Park graduated from the University of Seoul and has worked his way up through the ranks. He does not have a graduate degree. In addition to his native tongue, Park is able to carry on a reasonably fluent conversation in English and has minimal working knowledge of German and French.

Saya K.

Saya K. is a woman living in Malaysia. She began her teaching career while finishing her DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at the Harvard Business School and published her first book on international marketing ten months after graduation. Her doctoral dissertation was based on the international marketing of pharmaceuticals, but she has also done research and published on other areas of international marketing.

Two months after the publication of her book, Saya went to work in the international marketing department of a Fortune 500 company, where she stayed for the next ten years. She returned to teaching when Maura University offered her a full professorship with tenure, and she has been there since that time. In addition, she has an active consulting practice throughout Southeast Asia. In addition to fluency in Malay, English, and Japanese, Saya speaks and writes German and Spanish and can converse in Mandarin.

Peter V.

Peter had worked in a key position in the international marketing division of a US Fortune 100 company until the company pulled out of his country South Africa eight months ago. Peter has a long list of accomplishments and is widely recognized as outstanding in his field.

Peter has a Ph.D. in computer science from a leading South African university and an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Business. Peter speaks and reads English, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Swahili and can converse in German.

Joe P.

Joe is currently job hunting. His former job as head of marketing for a single-product, high-technology firm—highly specialized workstations for sophisticated artificial intelligence applications—ended when the company was bought out by Texas Instruments.

Joe has both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. In addition, he was a Rhodes Scholar and won a Fulbright scholarship, which he used to support himself while he undertook a two-year research project on the marketing of high-technology equipment to Third World countries. In addition to his native English, Joe has a minimal command of French—which he admits he hasn’t used since his college days.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

Be 6 pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which is never a part of the content minimum requirements.

Use APA (7th ed) style guidelines.

Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

Review the Critical Thinking Grading Rubric Critical Thinking Grading Rubric – Alternative Formats to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

Management homework help

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

A picture containing text, outdoor, sign  Description automatically generated

المملكة العربية السعودية

وزارة التعليم

الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Communication Management (MGT 421)

Due Date: 25/4/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Communication Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT 421

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: Second

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22-2nd

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

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Learning Outcomes:

1. Illustrate techniques and skills of correct business research report writing; learn report writing style using an approved style; and, apply the basics of oral communication in a presentation of a project, including, proper speech, organization, use of graphical aids, and effective non-verbal communications.

2. Analyze effective business letters, memorandums, and case studies.

Assignment Question(s):

Data is the new oil for businesses. Generally, businesses relay on these data to perform better. There are many tools businesses use to collect data such surveys. Surveys are particularly useful because you can quickly get the responses of your audience. In your future workplace, you will have many opportunities to create, use and participate in surveys. Your task for this assignment is to assess your ability and knowledge in creating a survey.

1. Choose the reason and audience for your survey carefully. (2 marks)

2. Develop your survey. (8 marks)

Note: Use MS Words only to develop your survey





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Separating Commercial Banking and Investment Banking Operations

Submitted by: Kia Separ

Separating Commercial Banking and Investment Banking Operations

Total Score: 100/240

People’s ability to save and their money’s efficiency is the most important financial system function. Financial systems, according to Nayak (2021), are crucial to economic success because they allow transactions, the mobilization of savings, and capital allocation in different locations in both time and space. Individual investors who lack the resources to advocate for themselves must also be protected by the government and regulatory agencies (Ford, 2019). If a banking crisis occurs, it poses a risk to investors, depositors, and financial markets worldwide. The financial crisis had a devastating effect on the world’s banking sector. Comment by Abdullah: Where the thesis? Topic is not clear? You should use some specific topic.

By providing information to depositors and investors and ensuring they can evaluate the risk and soundness of financial markets, regulations in the financial markets safeguard depositors (Quennoulle-Corre, 2022). The regulator’s goal is to maximize the social welfare of bank depositors and investors. By initially accepting significant deposits from retail and interbank depositors and making them accessible to their customers without default, the banks hoped to provide two important services to their customers. Secondly, the banks invest these funds in high-risk retail or interbank loans to customers. For the government to pay out the depositors’ money, it has to take money from the public treasury and dole it out to these bankrupt ones. Implying that minimal regulation may result in failures, while overregulation may result in financial inefficiencies and a decreased rate of innovation (Nuckolls, 2018). Public and government concerns about bank operations arise due to this circumstance, including whether commercial banks and investment institutions should be separated. The primary goal of this study is to conduct an academic literature review on the topic of commercial and investment banking separation in order to determine if regulators should do so. Another goal is to provide the reader with an overall view of this subject area and possibly help them with future research.

Problem statement

Commercial banking and investment banking should be kept separate for a variety of reasons. Another recurring issue is that of “Too Big to Fail” banks (TBTF). As Chadha (2018) points out, in the last two decades, more banks have grown too large to fail, particularly at the organizational level, and it is not usually appreciated how much more consolidated the financial industry has become since the repeal of the GSA (the Glass-Steagall Act). TBTF occurs when a financial institution is so huge that its failure threatens the whole financial system. As a result, financial institutions may take more risks since they know that the government would bail them out if they fail. Moral hazard in the banking industry is exacerbated by the TBTF issue and government deposit insurance. The purpose of federal deposit insurance (FDI) is to safeguard small investors in a bank failure and maintain public confidence in the financial system. However, FDI may lead to higher risk-taking when merging commercial and investment banking; if the government guarantees that consumers will collect their money despite a bank going bankrupt, the bank may take on excessive risk to reap large profits. Banks that take on high-risk bets and succeed collect all the profits; if they fail, the taxpayers are responsible. This is the dilemma of moral hazard and TBFTF. As a result, the government should be entitled to impose constraints on risk-taking behaviors when it offers depository insurance schemes. Since the existing setup allows banks to continue their activities regardless of the result, there is clearly a moral hazard concern. Comment by Abdullah: Again, too much theory? No framework. What is the problem you hypothesized and what is your rationale behind it.

Integrating commercial and investment banking raises the specter of conflict of interest as well. To compel a financially challenged corporation to repay an outstanding bank loan, a bank that owes the company money may decide to issue corporate bonds on its behalf. As a result, the bank’s risk is essentially transferred to the purchasers of corporate bonds (Handorf, 2017). The temptation to lend money to a financially struggling firm may also come from the fact that the same bank was involved in helping the company to issue bonds or stocks in the first place (Nayak, 2021). As a result, there may be an issue with banks intentionally aiming to obfuscate the truth.

The separation of commercial and investment banking serves a critical function, according to Handorf (2017). According to him, the role of commercial banks should be one of providing financial services, such as lending and borrowing money as well as making payments to customers. Commercial banks are responsible for handling the money of the general public; thus, they must operate following their clients’ needs and expectations. Investors’ money is managed by investment banks. Those who are wealthy have an excess of money and are ready to take more risks with it. The conflict of interest between commercial and investment banking is evident, according to Toyou (2018).

Concerned citizens voiced their displeasure in 1999 when the United States Congress voted 90-8 to pass the GLB Act. Dorgan told the New York Times: “I believe we will look back in 10 years and say that this should not have been done, but we did because we disregarded the lessons of the past and that what is true in the 1930s also holds true now” (Toyou, 2018). “The predictions that we would have a catastrophe like 1929 are completely overstated,” Senator Bob Kerrey said (Vo, 2017). This might be a sign of the influence of market actors’ lobbying on banking deregulations and the competitiveness of the US financial system. However, why did the GSA be abolished if there were so many worries about the stability of financial markets?

The separation of commercial and investment banking may make sense, but there are also good reasons to keep the two separate. Every restriction has a price; in this example, the cost of banks being unable to diversify. Increasing the number of operations that banks are permitted to engage in would help them diversify their businesses better and reduce the likelihood of going bankrupt. The financial system may become more susceptible if commercial, and investment banking are separated. If these institutions are forced to pay more, this might lead to increased prices for businesses and consumers, leading to less economic activity. Many European nations have had a functional universal banking system in place for many years, including Germany, Sweden, and numerous others.

Literature review

Aside from the Great Depression, there were a lot of disputes over what caused the stock market to fall in the 1930s in the United States. Many financial experts believe that the “overproduction of securities” caused by the merger of commercial and investment banks is the primary reason for separating the two types of institutions (Beutler et al., 2020). National banks were not allowed to issue securities before 1902. When the Civil War ended, “new securities were issued to support railways extending westward and growth in public fields” (Toyou, 2018).

Several state-chartered banks took advantage of this opportunity and were active in securities underwriting. By 1926, there were almost five times as many national financial institutions engaged in securities underwriting as existed in 1922, when there were only 205 of these institutions (Handorf, 2017). There was a dramatic rise in securities underwriting, which led to the “overproduction of securities.”

On the other hand, others have argued that the Great Depression was a direct result of tiny local “unit” banks that formed the banking system’s fundamental vulnerability (Nayak, 2021). To conclude, it may be said that the consolidation of commercial and investment banks did not lead to the Great Depression so much as the separation of banks. To this end, they’ve noted that the growing number of tiny banks created due to bank separation might make the financial system more vulnerable (Ford, 2019).

According to some research, it’s better to combine commercial and investment banking or keep them independent, depending on your point of view. Prior to the repeal of the GSA, papers such as Nayak’s (2021), Toyou’s (2018), Vo’s (2017), and Toyo’s (2018) give persuasive arguments in favor of repeal. These studies revealed substantial evidence that the Great Depression was not caused by banks engaged in investment banking activity at the time. Additional research on international banking arrangements, such as Beutler et al. (2020), shows that universal banking is a competitive disadvantage for the United States compared to other countries that allow it. Habib & Hasan (2019) concludes that bank holding corporations in the United States benefited from Section 20 subsidiaries in the 1990s. As a result, this study concludes that the GSA’s repeal in 1999 was necessary and that a universal banking system would be beneficial to the United States.

Akiyoshi (2019) and Beutler et al. (2020) give empirical evidence that emphatically rejects the issue of conflicts of interest in the field of economic history. According to these analyses, bonds issued by commercial banks are less likely to fail than those given by investment banks. This study concludes that bond underwriting by commercial banks does not seem to be a serious problem; commercial banks appear to use their informational advantage to underwrite only high-grade corporations. According to Nayak (2021), “a universal bank with an underwriting and asset management business may have more significant and more likely conflicts of interest.” These studies seem to support the idea that asset management divisions may feel compelled by the bank’s underwriting division to acquire and keep badly performing issues in order to satisfy a client, even though this may be imprudent. Asset management divisions also seem to provide poor investment counsel to the consumers compared to stand-alone asset management companies. Because of this, experts feel it is critical that authorities be aware of these difficulties and that they work to prevent market-making and bad investing advice by universal banks. Separating commercial banking from investment banking is one option, but we don’t think it’s a strong enough justification to support such a division. Regulations by regulatory organizations might be used instead to address these concerns.

Banks are progressively becoming too large to fail, a widely acknowledged problem in today’s financial system. Separating commercial from investment banking would at the very least restrict the TBTF philosophy, as the total of the two is unquestionably more than the total of the individual portions. The inherent moral hazard issue created by banks having access to the safety net (either because they are too large to fail or because of deposit insurance) has been shown by (Nayak, 2021). Excessive risk-taking by banks via proprietary trading and the moral hazard issue would be effectively controlled if commercial and investment banking were separated. Even investment banks and other specialized organizations might be too large to fail because of the financial crisis and so have recourse to the safety net. The research paper contends that a division between commercial and investment banking would not remove institutions deemed too large to fail. According to Federal Reserve policy, institutions considered too large to fail have risen since GLBA was enacted (Ford, 2019). The number of institutions seen as too large to die would be reduced if the GSA was reenacted.

As Quennoulle-Corre (2022) explains, big diversified global banks may contribute to economic development and more efficient financial markets by fulfilling numerous activities that help the global economy. Regulators should keep these advantages in mind while formulating policy. This thesis has established no conclusive evidence that diversification advantages from economies of scope in the banking sector are positive or negative. As a result, banks’ gains from diversification seem minimal at best. Consistent with the results of this study (Ford, 2019). Commercial and investment banking should not be combined because of diversification advantages. The further problem is that research on the effect of expanded investment banking activity on banks’ risk is usually contradictory. According to Quennoulle-findings Corre (2022), banks’ growing non-interest revenue does not seem to provide superior returns; rather, it increases profits volatility. In addition, most studies based on current data, such as Ford (2019), clearly show that the systemic risk has grown since the GLBA’s implementation. In line with Nuckolls (2018), these findings indicate that diversification into investment banking has decreased the likelihood of failure for individual banks while increasing their similarity. A systemic catastrophe is thus more likely since banks are now subject to similar dangers and, as a result, are more intertwined. Consequently, a bubble might lead to the failure of more institutions simultaneously since they are all more vulnerable to the real market risk. In contrast, a market collapse would have less impact on banks if they were less exposed to systematic risk. Quennou-(2022) Corre’s arguments consequently appear particularly pertinent in today’s financial system to ponder. A separation and reconstruction of the GSA would be desirable when aiming to restrict “boom and bust,” as the abolition of the GSA appears to have contributed to an upsurge in bank systemic risk, meaning there are swings in the banking system.

There’s little doubt the GSA impacted corporate financing costs and bank market value, but we agree with Chadha (2018) that it’s difficult to prove that the GSA really slowed down the US economy. “Perhaps the network of financial intermediation routed cash elsewhere, such that the net flow of capital for industrial investment remained undisturbed,” according to Chadha (2018).

Discussion and results

According to the documents provided, separating commercial and investment banking would not have avoided the current financial disaster. Instead, the very low lending standards were a major factor. Commercial banks’ lending practices shifted from “originate and hold” to “originate and distribute” as a result of securitization. Liquidity flowing into the American home market due to government-sponsored firms like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac inflated the bubble even more. It’s possible that the GSA’s repeal might have influenced how severe the subsequent financial crisis was. Nuckolls (2018) claims that a profit-driven investment banking culture that took over the American financial system makes sense since financial institutions have grown increasingly linked and comparable.

Proprietary trading is prohibited under the American version of the Volcker rule. Despite the fact that this regulation is likely to take some time to implement, its goal of limiting banks’ risk-taking makes reasonable and is expected to have a positive impact on the financial sector as a whole. The Vickers report’s proposal for a firewall concept in the UK should also be interesting for regulators. As these regulatory barriers are implemented, the effect on the stability of the UK’s financial system will be compared to most other nations in the world, which primarily focus on capital adequacy rules, for example. Capital adequacy rules will be tested in the future to see how successful they are or whether the UK’s firewall idea and separation of banking businesses will be more effective.

When it comes to regulating the financial sector, there are too many factors to consider. In certain nations, conflicts of interest and too-big-to-fail banks are more prevalent, whereas, in others, financial institutions profit from more diversity. Varying corporate, banking, and social cultures, as well as different levels of financial system maturity and regulatory norms and frameworks, may be to blame for this disparity. In certain countries, separation of commercial and investment banking may be appropriate, whereas, in others, it may not be. Because of this, it is exceedingly difficult to propose and execute a consistent regulatory structure. According to (Quennoulle-Corre, 2022), however, there will always be options for regulatory arbitrage and offshore banking as long as governments do not prohibit banking activity.

In order to please their shareholders, financial company executives must fight for larger returns on their stock, which will lead to a rise in debt financing by the financial institutions. As a result of the managers’ ambition to raise leverage, institutions and the financial system became both brittle and unstable. Managers’ pay plans encourage them to focus on long-term wealth creation for the company’s shareholders. In many situations, complicated mathematical models were used to compute profits even though the actual assets could not be sold or traded at all. Risk-taking by equity and asset owners and managers was well rewarded. The unbalanced incentives of the rating agencies were another reason for the financial assets. A third-party review of a borrower’s ability to repay a loan or bond is provided by these companies to alleviate the information difficulties that afflict debt finance. Creating ratings was costly and time-consuming, and once they were out, it was impossible to keep them secret since they are now public knowledge and cost less to reproduce. Bondholders were charged by the rating agencies, and auditors were compensated for their services, which resulted in a skewed incentive structure for both parties. As the financial instruments became more complicated, the most sophisticated institutional investors became more dependent on ratings. As a result of their overburdened state, the rating agencies began assigning unrealistically high ratings, which aided in the growth of systemic risk. Another factor that contributed to the crisis was risk management. A lack of historical context makes it difficult to price and manage risk using contemporary statistical methods based on historical data for Special Purpose Vehicles. For new financial instruments with no prior history, it is impossible to estimate their riskiness statistically because of this skewed risk calculation since the right evaluation cannot be done on the special purpose vehicle’s past experience (Chadha, 2018). Finally, there were issues with risk management governance. The board and senior management were not asking the necessary questions of the risk officers when it came to problems of risk in their businesses. As long as their firm was earning money, management didn’t care about the day-to-day risk management events in their company. Banks were required to maintain a balance between the amount of capital they had and the amount of leverage they could take on. Bank management sought methods to raise risk without having to use any of their own money, and they did it through special-purpose companies since lesser leverage also equals lower profitability.

Conclusion

Eight years after the GSA legislation was removed, this research paper has determined that the global financial crisis had caused other than the repeal, based on the literature and theoretical framework available at the time. The GSA’s demise occurred eight years after its repeal, which was too long a time to attribute to the organization. It wasn’t only investment banks that went bankrupt during the financial crisis; other commercial banks were also created at the time.

Regulating the breadth of banking institutions’ operations is the first step in limiting their risk-taking potential, which in turn benefits the financial system as a whole. Too many rules and regulations lead to increased costs and difficulties in monitoring. The financial crisis was exacerbated by banks taking on more risk than permitted. They were taking on more leverage than allowed by their balance sheet. SPV was used to carry out the transactions, and they weren’t included in the company’s financial statements. Removal of regulations does not mean that the regulatory authorities failed to supervise themselves. Financial crises occurred even while the GSA (1933) was in existence, and it was unable to avert those of the 1970s and 1980s, suggesting that it might have avoided the crisis of 2007 as well. This means that regulators need to take additional steps to ensure effective financial industry oversight rather than enact new regulations.

Attempts to split universal banking into commercial and investment banking operations have no validity, in fact. When merged commercial and investment banking services were launched in the 1930s, a blanket condemnation was unnecessary. The present financial climate must be taken into account when deciding whether or not to separate investment and commercial banking services (Nuckolls, 2018). Concerning the financial crisis, Nuckolls (2018) agreed with Chadha (2018) that it was not the deregulation of GSA in 1999 with the GLBA but rather the risk-taking by managers using subprime mortgages as a special purpose vehicle that “we’re all done off the balance sheet without appropriate disclosure in the financial statements.”

Moreover, many commercial banks have investment bank subsidiaries, and universal banks do all sorts of banking; thus, the difference between commercial banks and investment banks is meaningless and misinterpreted, according to the paper’s findings. Switzerland, France, and Germany all offer Universal banking, as shown by their total banking sector assets to GDP ratios of 9.2, 3.1, and 2.9%, respectively (Chadha, 2018). The reinstatement of GSA regulations would severely disfavor banks in these nations, which means that the repeal of the GSA had little or no role in the most recent economic downturn.

Recommendations

Regulatory agencies need to strengthen their supervisory function in order to earn public trust and confidence in their work, according to this report. Furthermore, consumers and investors should not rely only on the “gatekeepers” to monitor the operation of their company or investment; they should take an active role in the process themselves. Finally, senior executives and the board of directors should be more concerned with the company’s riskiness than its profitability.

References

Akiyoshi, F. (2019). Effects of separating commercial and investment banking: Evidence from the dissolution of a joint venture investment bank. Journal Of Financial Economics134(3), 703-714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2019.05.004

Beutler, T., Bichsel, R., Bruhin, A., & Danton, J. (2020). The impact of interest rate risk on bank lending. Journal Of Banking & Finance115, 105797.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2020.105797

Chadha, P., (2018). Should the Services Provided by Investment and Commercial Banks be Separated? If so, why? International Journal of Accounting Research, s1.

Ford, C., (2019). The Banking/Commercial Separation Doctrine in Comparative Perspective. SSRN Electronic Journal.

Habib, A., & Hasan, M. (2019). Corporate life cycle research in accounting, finance and corporate governance: A survey, and directions for future research. International Review Of Financial Analysis61, 188-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2018.12.004

Handorf, W., (2017). Financial implications of transitioning to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and Basel III. Journal of Banking Regulation, 18(1), pp.1-13.

Nayak, R. (2021). Banking regulations: do they matter for performance? Journal of Banking Regulationhttps://doi.org/10.1057/s41261-021-00145-5

Nayak, R. (2021). Banking regulations: do they matter for performance?. Journal Of Banking Regulation22(4), 261-274. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41261-021-00145-5

Nuckolls, Esq., L. G. (2018). The Continued Relevance of Glass-Steagall and the Bank Holding Act. SSRN Electronic Journalhttps://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3117403

Quennouëlle-Corre, L. (2022). Financial Deregulation. A Historical Perspective. Revue Française d’Histoire ÉconomiqueN° 16(2), 145–147. https://doi.org/10.3917/rfhe.016.0145

Toyou, D. (2018). Protection of Private Equity Investors under the Dodd-Frank Act. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3175683

Vo, X. (2017). How does the stock market value bank diversification? Evidence from Vietnam. Finance Research Letters22, 101-104. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2017.06.005

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Week Six Assignment

Utilize the internet to identify/research at least four (4) professionals within your specific career interest to initiate contact with on LinkedIn (If you do not already have a LinkedIn Profile, you should create one now)

NOTE: Do not initiate contact just select four  individuals.

Submit a paper in which you describe the individuals and provide the following information: 

· Name and Company 

· Current Position

· Educational Background

· Relevant Past Experience

· Pathway to Success

· Qualities you Admire

· Questions you would ask them

Upload your assignment as a MICROSOFT WORD OR PDF FILE.

Standard academic format— double-spaced, approximately one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font (or equivalent font), with cover page.

Source(s) Required: At least one source per page required

Audience: You are writing to an audience of fellow students with comparable knowledge regarding the topic.

Length: 1-3 pages excluding Works -Cited page, using MLA format

Rubric

Voorhees College Written Communication Rubric

Voorhees College Written Communication Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContext of and Purpose for Writing

4 pts

Excellent

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose that is responsive to the assigned task(s) and focuses all elements of the work

3 pts

Good

Demonstrates adequate consideration of context, audience, and purpose and a clear focus on the assigned task(s) (e.g., the task aligns with audience, purpose, and context

2 pts

Acceptable

Demonstrates awareness of context, audience, purpose, and to the assigned tasks(s) (e.g., begins to show awareness of audience’s perceptions and assumptions)

1 pts

Unacceptable

Demonstrates minimal attention to context, audience, purpose, and to the assigned tasks(s) (e.g., expectation of instructor or self as audience)

4 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeControl of Syntax and Mechanics

4 pts

Excellent

Uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error-free

3 pts

Good

Uses straightforward language that generally conveys meaning to readers. The language in the portfolio has few errors.

2 pts

Acceptable

Uses language that generally conveys meaning to readers with clarity, although writing may include some error

1 pts

Unacceptable

Uses language that sometimes impedes meaning because of errors in usage

4 pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Communication Criteria #2

Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.

threshold: 3.0 pts

4 pts

Excellent-Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.

3 pts

Good-Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the discipline and shape the whole work.

2 pts

Acceptable- Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop and explore ideas through most of the work.

1 pts

Unacceptable-Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop simple ideas in some parts of the work.

4 pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Communication Criteria #3

Genre or Disciplinary Conventions Demonstrates detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s) including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices

threshold: 3.0 pts

4 pts

Excellent- Demonstrates detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task (s) including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices

3 pts

Good-Demonstrates consistent use of important conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s), including organization, content, presentation, and stylistic choices

2 pts

Acceptable-Follows expectations appropriate to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s) for basic organization, content, and presentation

1 pts

Unacceptable-Attempts to use a consistent system for basic organization and presentation

4 pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Communication Criteria #4

Sources of Evidence Demonstrates skillful use of high-quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing

threshold: 3.0 pts

4 pts

Excellent- Demonstrates skillful use of high-quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing .

3 pts

Good- Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre of the writing.

2 pts

Acceptable- Demonstrates an attempt to use credible and/or relevant sources to support ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.

1 pts

Unacceptable-Demonstrates an attempt to use sources to support ideas in the writing.

4 pts

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Assignment 3

Communication Management (MGT 421)


Due Date: 25/4/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Communication Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT 421

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: Second

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22-2nd

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Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Learning Outcomes:

1. Illustrate techniques and skills of correct business research report writing; learn report writing style using an approved style; and, apply the basics of oral communication in a presentation of a project, including, proper speech, organization, use of graphical aids, and effective non-verbal communications.

2. Analyze effective business letters, memorandums, and case studies.

Assignment Question(s):

Data is the new oil for businesses. Generally, businesses relay on these data to perform better. There are many tools businesses use to collect data such surveys. Surveys are particularly useful because you can quickly get the responses of your audience. In your future workplace, you will have many opportunities to create, use and participate in surveys. Your task for this assignment is to assess your ability and knowledge in creating a survey.

1. Choose the reason and audience for your survey carefully. (2 marks)

2. Develop your survey. (8 marks)

Note: Use MS Words only to develop your survey





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DMID Interventional Protocol Template Version 2.0

28 April 2005

New Genetic Mapping. Version Number:4.0, Date: 04/18/2022

A New Genetic Mapping to hypertension and cancer

The number of Protocol Versions: 4.0

Date of Protocol Version: 04/18/2022

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A new genetic wise mapping approach to hypertension and cancer

Population:

Because the subject necessitates a high level of commitment, it is not open to the general public. Only persons in good health are eligible to participate in the study, as this will decrease the hazards that may arise from the student’s poor health during genetic testing.

To be eligible, the participant must meet the complete genome testing requirements.

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Show participants with special needs.

|X|Kids

|_| Wards of the state are children who have been taken into the state’s care.

|_| Adults Who Are not Able to Give Consent

|_| Adults with Cognitive Disabilities

|_| Uncertain Viability Neonates

|_| Expecting mothers

|_| Prisoners (or other detained/paroled individuals)

|_| Students/Employees

Intervention:

The study will involve the development of physical and genetic maps—sequencing of the DNA fragments.

Objectives:

The study aims to establish a new genome wising map for hypertension and cancer.

Design/Methodology:

Randomization is when the individuals taking part in the study are grouped by chance to be divided into categories and given diversified interventions.

Total Study Duration:

The study will be conducted for a total of three months.

Subject Participation Duration:

The study will take an average of 6 hours to be complete for a single participant.

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Explanation and Goals

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Power and politics, and conflict and negotiation, are essential elements in organizational leadership today. It is important to understand how to lead through these elements to build a positive and successful organization.

Power and leadership are key functions in an organization. Good leaders utilize positive power and communication structures to effectively manage and develop their employees. This all leads to a healthy and productive workplace.

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:

MT302-5: Examine the role of the communication and leadership process in relationship to employee effectiveness.

Read the scenario regarding the communication and leadership processes used regarding the employee’s effectiveness.

Scenario (fictional):

Fameit Inc. (FI) is a manufacturing company that produces customized frames using all sorts of materials to create frames for certificates, pictures, paintings, etc., all over the world. There are 100 employees divided between manufacturing and sales representatives, with about 20 staff assigned to managerial/administrative positions in the various departments. About 2 months ago, the head of production, James (in his position for the last 3 years), was in a meeting with his staff when the following conversation occurred:

Production manager James says at the end of a half-hour meeting to review the production schedule results: “Does anyone have anything to add concerning operations today?”

Production employee Maria: “Well, we are having some problems in production because some of our vendor acrylics are changing composition and are not resulting in the best quality of product when they come off the line. Someone needs to speak with our vendor.”

Production manager James: “Anyone else have that problem?” (He waits for 3 seconds for any response and then continues.) “Thanks everyone, I guess that wraps up this meeting. Now back to work!”

After a week, the production manager began to receive reports from the database system that quality control was rejecting some of the final products off the assembly line. In addition, customer complaints and returns now had gotten to the critical point, and executive management had been alerted.

The production manager had a special meeting of his department that same day and admonished the production team, saying:

“It is your responsibility to see that these products pass quality control. If there is a problem, you are to contact me. I hold you all responsible for this lapse in reporting this problem. I will decide shortly who will be working with me to resolve this issue.”

Production employee Maria just looked at her colleagues and said: “But boss, I did bring this up at the last meeting.”

Production manager James responded: “Well, if there was a problem as important as this one, you should have sent a follow-up memo to everyone.” Looking at Maria, he continued, “Someone may be losing their job over this!” Then he adjourned the meeting.

Production employee Maria, speaking to another employee after the meeting: “I absolutely should not lose my job over this; I told him there was a problem. I am going to lodge a complaint with the human resources department right away.”

Checklist: Respond to the following items regarding the scenario and the leadership and communication processes you learned about through your reading and learning activities.

· Analyze the problems at this company as portrayed in the scenario.

· Describe the leadership style demonstrated by the manager:

· Name the leadership style.

· Define the leadership style.

· Explain why you chose this leadership style.

· Explain the aspects of the leadership process that were neglected by the manager.

· Describe the steps in the communication process.

· Describe the steps in the communication process that were not addressed or completed.

· Explain how the communication steps were not completed or addressed.

· Examine and explain how the manager could have used the communication and leadership process to (1) build a better relationship with the employees in his department and (2) make employees more effective on the job.

· Submit your minimum 2- to 3-page 
expository essay
 with additional title and reference pages in current APA format and citation style to the Dropbox.

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Assignment-3

MGT402 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Deadline: 30/04/2022 @ 23:59


Course Name: Entrepreneurship and Small Business


Student’s Name:

Course Code: – MGT 402

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: II

CRN:

Academic Year: 1443/1444 H

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Read carefully Grading Rubric below for specific criteria: 0-5 Marks

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

ASSIGNMENT -3

Submission Date by students: Before the end of Week- 13th

Place of Submission: Students Grade Centre

Weight: 10 Marks

Learning Outcome:

1. Demonstrate strong analytical skills and tools to formulate an effective Bootstrap Marketing Plan on which a small business can build a competitive edge in the marketplace.

2. Illustrate the ability to think independently and systematically on developing a viable business model

3. Outline the solid understanding of the potential of entrepreneur in today’s competitive business world.

Assignment Workload:

This assignment is an individual assignment.


Developing an E-Commerce Business Plan

The purpose of the assignment is to provide you the experience of creating a unique E-Commerce solution.  You are forming an e-Commerce company to take advantage of the opportunities in the e-marketplace and will author a Business Plan for that venture.

Your choice of firm may include any industry, business, or service. Your report can involve the sale of products or services. This report provides extreme latitude for creativity and demonstration of your mastery of course objectives, in addition to relevant topics studied through secondary available source through published reports, journals and magazine’s.

Guidelines: Your Business Plan should follow this basic outline, plus include any content unique to your choice of product or service. Your plan should demonstrate your understanding of concepts of e-commerce covered by course readings, lectures, and peer reviewed journals. Your business plan should discuss all strategies needed for the creation of an e-commerce site.

I.   Executive Summary (1 Mark) (100-200 Words)
II.  Business Description (2 Marks) (250-300 Words)
     a. Products / Services Offered
     b. Mission Statement
     c. Industry
     d. Business Goals and Objectives
     e. Business Models – Revenue and Payment Models
III. Marketing (2 Marks) (250-300 Words)
     a. Market Analysis / Market Forecast
     b. Target Markets
     c. Marketing Strategy
IV. Competitor Analysis (2 Marks) (250-300 Words)
     a. Competition
     b. Strengths and Weaknesses
     c. Competitive Advantage
V.  Conclusion (2 Marks) (250-300 Words)
VI. References (1 Marks)

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What are potential downside costs/risks? (P&V5, P&V12 – 1 vs 2 sided synergy, competition, knowledge diffusion)

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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Strategic Management (MGT 401)

Due Date: 26/04/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Strategic Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT 401

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: Second

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22-2nd

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

General Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Learning Outcomes:

· Describe the different issues related to environmental scanning, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation in diversified organizations. ClO-2

· Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation-CLO4

· Communicate issues, results, and recommendations coherently, and effectively regarding appropriate strategies for different situations, ClO-6


Assignment Question(s):

A.
Discussion questions

1. Is the evaluation and control process appropriate for a corporation that emphasizes creativity? Are control and creativity compatible? Discuss. (2 marks) Max 300 words

2. What skills should a person have for managing a business unit following a differentiation strategy? Why? What should a company do if no one is available internally and the company has a policy of promotion from within? (2 marks) Max 400 words

3. Why is an understanding of national cultures important in strategic management? (1 mark) Max 300 words

B.
Case study

An acquisition is a situation whereby one firm (acquiring firm) purchases most or all of another firm’s (acquired firm) shares in order to take control.

From real national/international market, select an example of an acquisition between two firms and answer the following questions:

1. Briefly introduce the chosen acquiring and acquired firms (Industry, activity, nationality, market position, …). (1Mark). Max 100 words

2. Explain the different reasons for this acquisition. (1Mark)

3. Was this acquisition successful? Why? (1Mark)

4. Evaluate the competitive advantage of the acquiring company (after the acquisition). (1Mark)

5. What is the method used by the acquiring firm to manage the culture of the acquired firm? underline the pros and cons of this method. (1Mark)


Answers

A.
Discussion questions

1. Answer Q1-

2. Answer Q2-

A.
Case study

1. Answer Q1-

2. Answer Q2-

3. Answer Q3-

4. Answer Q4-

5. Answer Q5-

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STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT TEMPLATE

Project Title: Date Prepared:

Role

Influence/Power

Impact Assessment

Strategies

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT TEMPLATE

Project Title:

Date Prepared:

Message

Audience

Method

Frequency

Sender

 

 

 


 

 

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1. In its first 100 years, what type of diversification strategy did ITW use, and how has it changed since 2012? Do you think managers were encouraged to over diversify? Explain your answer.

2. If the firm’s diversification strategy has changed since 2012, does that mean its structure has changed as well? Explain your answer.

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Two part, total need 2.5 page answer

Part 1: need 1.5-page answer

1. You are the product manager for Ralph Lauren’s Polo shirts. What specific information are you trying to convey in the brand’s iconic polo pony logo? For example, what does the Polo brand say about quality, features, and style relative to the Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste brands?

2. Johnson & Johnson has been able to establish strong brand equity for its line of baby products. What benefits does J&J have because of its brand equity for these products?

3. You have been asked by Coca-Cola’s product manager to present the arguments for and against extending the Coke brand to a new cola drink. What would be the arguments for and against extending the Coke brand to a new cola drink?

4. SanDisk is introducing a new line of flash drives to complement its existing products, and you are responsible for creating the package design. What key information and other creative elements would you include on the package?

Part 2 Need 1 page answer

Read the Management Decision Case (Virgin Brand Group) Answer the 3 “Questions for Consideration” at the end of the case study. 

MANAGEMENT DECISION CASE

Virgin Group Brand Extensions: Lots of Hits and a Few Misses

One of the most valuable aspects of a strong brand is its ability to be extended to new products in the category and even into completely new categories. This capability allows companies to take advantage of the strong brand equity that has been built through good customer experiences with the brand’s products and the many marketing activities that have helped build the brand’s image. Most companies tread carefully into new product or category territory, but the Virgin Group is a corporation known for its bold moves in extending its brand with new companies and products marketed around the world. Its successes and failures provide insights for marketers using a brand extension strategy to increase brand equity and company revenues.

Virgin’s flamboyant founder, Sir Richard Branson, has become well known as an adventurer, playboy, and the brand’s chief cheerleader. He named his new enterprise “Virgin” to represent his lack of business experience in his early days. His first major venture was his independent record label, Virgin Records, in 1972. Signing music superstars Phil Collins, Janet Jackson, and the Rolling Stones propelled the company’s growth and eventually led to the opening of the Virgin Records Megastore in London in 1976, and later in major cities around the world.

During the high-flying years of the record business, Virgin decided to fly high in a more literal way. Virgin Atlantic focused on more comfortable air travel for transatlantic passengers; it was the first airline to offer individual TV screens with a choice of channels—even in economy class. This superior service caught the attention of customers, but also of its major competitor, British Airways, whose employees used underhanded techniques to poach Virgin Atlantic customers. The Virgin airline business soon expanded to other parts of the world with Virgin Australia and Virgin America.

Branson next observed that many young people found expensive monthly cell phone charges too high for their budgets. Virgin Mobile was born, offering a pay-as-you-go approach so teenagers wouldn’t have to be locked into yearlong contracts. The youth-oriented marketing offered features designed to make cell phones more playful and fun, such as Rescue Rings (a feature allowing you to save yourself from a bad blind date), wake-up calls, and ringtones using the latest hit songs.

There have been a few other businesses, too: Virgin Media, Virgin Active (health clubs), Virgin Books, Virgin Cosmetics, Virgin Games, Virgin Radio, Virgin Wines, Virgin Vodka, Virgin Hotels, Virgin Vacation, Virgin Trains—these plus more, for a total of about 400 companies in all. If it seems that the sky is the limit for Virgin’s ambitions, think again. Virgin Galactic is currently testing spacecraft that will take passengers on a joyride into space. So far, 700 people have either paid their full fare of $250,000 or a deposit of $20,000 to hold their spot, including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

But with such a large number of brand extensions, not all could be hits. Virgin Cola fizzled because it was not different enough from Coca-Cola. The company’s website for buying and selling cars (Virgin Cars, of course) failed, Branson said, due to a “wrong angle” and because the business was not focused on sustainability. VirginStudent.com tried to beat MySpace and Facebook to the social media game but didn’t gain traction. Virgin Pulse followed the Apple iPod’s lead but did it with a much larger portable music player that never took off. Despite (or perhaps because of) a launch that included founder Branson dressed in a wedding gown, Virgin Bride was also a bust. However, even these failures served to build the Virgin brand. Each time Virgin took on a major brand (like Coca-Cola) a tremendous amount of media coverage was generated and Branson’s image as a risk-taker was reinforced.

Although the list of Virgin businesses represents a diverse group of industries, they share two common attributes: an unconventional approach to marketing and flying in the face of ordinary customer service.48 Perhaps the most important common denominator is Sir Richard Branson himself. Although many modern executives have been visible parts of their company’s marketing messaging, few can match the promotional energy of Branson. In addition to a Virgin bride, he also dressed as a female flight attendant and a Zulu warrior (to promote a new South African flight route). To take a shot at Coca-Cola, he drove a tank down New York City’s Fifth Avenue and “fired a missile” at the famous Coca-Cola sign on Times Square. Bolstering his image as an adventurous risk-taker, he attempted to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon.49 Having a mere mortal personifying the brand comes with risks. “Every day that Richard gets older the issue of the Virgin brand becomes a bigger one because so much of it is tied to him,” according to an executive at brand consultancy Interbrand.

For now, the Virgin Group brand is strong, with brand recognition of 99 percent in the UK, 96 percent in the United States, and 97 percent in Australia and South Africa, and with annual sales of $24 billion. After 50 years and 400 businesses opened (and many closed), the “virgin” name may no longer fit its founder. Whether this breathtaking pace of brand extension can continue will be closely watched by brand strategists and by fans of the Virgin Group and its flashy founder.

Questions for Consideration:

1. When founder Richard Branson is no longer at the helm (and in the news), do you believe Virgin will be able to continue its forays into radically different brand extensions? What strategies can the Virgin Group employ to ensure continued brand success after Branson is out of the picture? Should those strategies be implemented now or after the founder’s departure?

2. In this chapter, you learned about Aaker’s five dimensions of brand equity. Assess the Virgin brand on the basis of these dimensions. With these dimensions in mind, what steps could the Virgin Group take to increase brand equity even further?

3. Is the Virgin experience with brand extensions an anomaly, or are there lessons that could be applied to any brand wanting to expand this way?

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Running head: APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 1

APA STYLE PAPER TEMPLATE 5

[Instructional text in this template is contained in square brackets ([…]). After reading the instructional text, please delete it, and use the document as a template for your own paper. To keep the correct format, edit the running head, cover page, headings, and reference list with your own information, and add your own body text. Save this template in a file for future use and information.

The running head is an abbreviated title of the paper. The running head is located at the top of the pages of a manuscript or published article to identify the article for readers. The running head should be a maximum of 50 characters, counting letters, punctuation, and spaces between words. The words “Running head” are on the cover page but not on the rest of the document. The running head title is all capital letters. Page 1 begins on the cover page. The entire document should be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins on all sides, and use 12-point Times New Roman font.]

Full Title of Paper

Learner’s Full Name

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University

Course ID: Course Title

Faculty Name

Month, Year

Abstract

[An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of a paper. This section is optional, so check assignment requirements. The abstract allows readers to quickly review the key elements of a paper without having to read the entire document. This can be helpful for readers who are searching for specific information and may be reviewing many documents. The abstract may be one of the most important paragraphs in a paper because readers often decide if they will read the document based on information in the abstract. An abstract may not be required in some academic papers; however, it can still be an effective method of gaining the reader’s attention. For example, an abstract will not be required for Capella’s first course, PSYC3002. The following sentences serve as an example of what could be composed as an abstract for this paper: The basic elements of APA style will be reviewed, including formatting of an APA style paper, in-text citations, and a reference list. Additional information will address the components of an introduction, how to write effective paragraphs using the MEAL plan, and elements of a summary and conclusion section of a paper.]

Full Title of Paper

[In APA style, the heading “Introduction” is not used; instead, the introduction appears under the paper’s full title. An effective introduction often provides an obvious statement of purpose to help the reader know what to expect while helping the writer to focus and stay on task. For example, this paper will address several components necessary to effectively write an academic paper including (a) how to write an introduction, (b) how to write effective paragraphs using the MEAL plan, and (c) how to properly use APA style.

An introduction may consist of four main components including (a) the position statement, thesis, or hypothesis, which describes the author’s main position; (b) the purpose, which outlines the objective of the paper; (c) the background, which is general information that is needed to understand the content of the paper; and (d) the approach, which is the process or methodology the author uses to achieve the purpose of the paper. Authors may choose to briefly reference sources that will be identified later on in the paper as in this example (American Psychological Association, 2010a; American Psychological Association, 2010b; Walker, 2008).]

Level One Section Heading is Centered, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase

[Using section headings can be an effective method of organizing an academic paper. The section headings should not be confused with the running head, which is a different concept described on the cover page of this document. Section headings are not required according to APA style; however, they can significantly improve the quality of a paper. This is accomplished because section headings help both the reader and the author.]

Level Two Section Heading is Flush Left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase

[The heading style recommended by APA consists of five levels (American Psychological Association, 2010a, p. 62). This document contains two levels to demonstrate how headings are structured according to APA style. Immediately before the previous paragraph, a Level 1 heading was used. That section heading describes how a Level 1 heading should be written, which is centered, bold, and using uppercase and lowercase letters. For another example, see the section heading “Writing an Effective Introduction” on page 3 of this document. The heading is centered, bold, and uses uppercase and lowercase letters (compared to all uppercase in the running head at the top of each page). If used properly, section headings can significantly contribute to the quality of a paper by helping the reader who wants to understand the information in the document, and the author who desires to effectively describe the information in the document.]

Section Headings Help the Reader

[Section headings serve multiple purposes including (a) helping readers understand what is being addressed in each section, (b) breaking up text to help readers maintain an interest in the paper, and (c) helping readers choose what they want to read. For example, if the reader of this document wants to learn more about writing an effective introduction, the previous section heading clearly states that is where information can be found. When subtopics are needed to explain concepts in greater detail, different levels of headings are used according to APA style.]

Section Headings Help the Author

[Section headings do not only help the reader, but they also help the author organize the document during the writing process. Section headings can be used to arrange topics in a logical order, and they can help an author manage the length of the paper. In addition to an effective introduction and the use of section headings, each paragraph of an academic paper can be written in a manner that helps the reader stay engaged. Capella University promotes the use of the MEAL plan to serve this purpose.]

The MEAL Plan

[The MEAL plan is a model used by Capella University to help learners effectively compose academic discussions and papers. Each component of the MEAL plan is critical to writing an effective paragraph. The acronym MEAL is based on four components of a paragraph (M = Main point, E = Evidence or Example, A = Analysis, and L = Link). The following section includes a detailed description and examples of each component of the MEAL plan.

When writing the content sections of an academic paper (as opposed to the introduction or conclusion sections), the MEAL plan can be an effective model for designing each paragraph. A paragraph begins with a description of the main point, which is represented by the letter “M” of the MEAL plan. For example, the first sentence of this paragraph clearly states the main point is a discussion of the MEAL plan. Once the main point has been made, evidence and examples can be provided.

The second component of a paragraph contains evidence or examples, which is represented by the letter “E” in the MEAL plan. An example of this component of the MEAL plan is actually (and ironically) this sentence, which provides an example of an example. Evidence can be in the form of expert opinions from research. For example, evidence shows that plagiarism can occur even when it is not intended if sources are not properly cited (Marsh, Landau, & Hicks, 1997; Walker, 2008). The previous sentence provides evidence supporting why evidence is used in a paragraph.

Analysis, which is represented by the letter “A” of the MEAL plan, should be based on the author’s interpretation of the evidence. An effective analysis might include a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments, as well as the author’s interpretations of the evidence and examples. If a quote is used, the author will likely provide an analysis of the quote and the specific point it makes for the author’s position. Without an analysis, the reader might not understand why the author discussed the information that the reader just read. For example, the previous sentence was an analysis by the author of why an analysis is performed when writing paragraphs in academic papers.

Even with the first three elements of the MEAL plan, it would not be complete without the final component. The letter “L” of the MEAL plan refers to information that “links” the current and the subsequent paragraphs. The link helps the reader understand what will be discussed in the next paragraph. It summarizes the author’s reasoning and shows how the paragraph fits together and leads (that is, links) into the next section of the paper. For example, this sentence might explain that once the MEAL plan has been effectively used when writing the body of an academic paper, the final section is the summary and conclusion section.]

Conclusion

[A summary and conclusion section, which can also be the discussion section of an APA style paper, is the final opportunity for the author to make a lasting impression on the reader. The author can begin by restating opinions or positions and summarizing the most important points that have been presented in the paper. For example, this paper was written to demonstrate to readers how to effectively use APA style when writing academic papers. Various components of an APA style paper that were discussed or displayed in the form of examples include a running head, title page, introduction section, levels of section headings and their use, in-text citations, the MEAL plan, a conclusion, and the reference list.]

References

American Psychological Association. (2010a). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

American Psychological Association. (2010b). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

Marsh, R. L., Landau, J. D., & Hicks, J. L. (1997). Contributions of inadequate source

monitoring to unconscious plagiarism during idea generation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23(4), 886–897. doi: 10.1037/0278- 7393.23.4.886

Walker, A. L. (2008). Preventing unintentional plagiarism: A method for strengthening

paraphrasing skills. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 35(4), 387–395. http://search.proquest.com/docview/213904438?accountid=27965

[Always begin a reference list on a new page. Use a hanging indent after the first line of each reference. The reference list is in alphabetical order by first author’s last name. A reference list only contains sources that are cited in the body of the paper, and all sources cited in the body of the paper must be contained in the reference list.

The reference list above contains an example of how to cite a source when two documents are written in the same year by the same author. The year is also displayed using this method for the corresponding in-text citations as in the next sentence. The author of the first citation (American Psychological Association, 2010a) is also the publisher, therefore, the word “Author” is used in place of the publisher’s name.

When a digital object identifier (DOI) is available for a journal article, it should be placed at the end of the citation. If a DOI is not available, a uniform resource locator (URL) should be used. The Marsh, Landau, and Hicks (1997) reference is an example of how to cite a source using a DOI. The Walker (2008) reference is an example of how to cite a source using a URL.]

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Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Management of Technology (MGT 325)

Deadline: 30/04/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Management of Technology

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT325

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: 2nd

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name: Sulaiman Albawardi

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

· Explain of the concepts, models for formulating strategies, defining the organizational strategic directions and crafting a deployment strategy. (Lo 2.2)


Assignment 3 Marks:10

Students are requested to read the opening case of
chapter 10 “Organizing for Innovation” from their book Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (Page Number-197-200) of e-textbook.

Based on your understanding of the case and concepts studied until now answer the following question in 300-500 words each.

1.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the creative side of Google being run as a flexible and flat ‘technocracy’?
(3 marks)

2. How does Google’s culture attract the kind of employees it can attract and retain.
(1.5 marks)

3.What do you believe the challenges are in having very different structure and controls for Google’s creative side versus the other parts of the company.
(2.5 marks)

4. Some analysts have argued that Google’s free-form structure and the 20 percent time to work on personal projects is possible only because Google is prior success has created financial risk in the company. Do you agree with this? Would Google be able to continue this management style if it had closer competitors?
(3 marks)

NOTE: It is mandatory for the students to mention their references, sources and support each answer with at least 2 peer reviewed journal.


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What are some stereotypes people have about Native American religion or Navajo religion specifically? Based on this chapter, which of those stereotypes appear to be false? 

· Some stereotypes about the vanishing Indian or into related romantic assumptions are that the real native cultures can be found only in the pristine past. This can be harmful to those as cognizanting of the dangers of continuing to colonize by other means, including teaching and scholarship. So it should be better described as lifeways rather than as religions.

Question 2

Many textbooks on world religion have a chapter that covers all Native American religion. Some even have a chapter called “primal religions” that covers indigenous, tribal traditions from all over the world. Why did this textbook decide not to do this, and discuss only one Native American culture? 

· Native American religions are too distinct to collapse into a single chapter and that the Diné are the largest Native American nation in terms of territory and the second largest, after the Cherokee, in terms of population.

Question 4

Historically, the Navajo resisted Christianity for a long time. But today 30 percent of Navajo practice Christianity exclusively. Pentecostalism has been especially successful among the Navajo. What factors led the Navajo to embrace Pentecostal Christianity?

· The success of the Pentecostals can be attributed to its Navajo pastors, who frequently employ both English and Navajo in their worship sessions and its emphasis on religion’s experiential component and religious ecstasy.

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7) Most people know that the group of religiously unaffiliated, known as “Nones,” has been growing significantly in the past decade.

But the question is why.

Surveys in the 1970s and ’80s found that fewer than 10% of U.S. adults said they had no religious affiliation. Now, 23% describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular.” The obvious assumption is that fewer people in the country are religious. But some argue that, instead, the increase in the “Nones,” is simply because more people are “coming out of the closet,” so to speak. It may be more socially acceptable now to claim that one is an atheist or agnostic or nonbeliever than it was in previous generations. I think the given explanation seems plausible.

 

 

8) They do not question that God exists; they deny him in other ways. An atheist denies the existence of God. because it is usually said, atheists believe that it’s false that God exists, or that God’s existence may be a speculative hypothesis of a particularly low order of probability.

 

 

9) I believe the term atheism emerged first in the 16th century. Numerous individuals are nonbelievers since they think there’s no prove for God’s presence – or at slightest no dependable prove. They contend that a individual ought to as it were accept in things for which they have great prove. A logician might say that they begin from the assumption of skepticism.

Atheism is not mordern but it started way before human became mordern.

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For your final, complete a research paper addressing ONE of the following topics:

1. The Learning Organization: Three Companies That Have Made it a Reality

Your paper is to reflect the current “state of the art” in the area and should reflect both academic and professional (practical) orientations.  The paper should review the available research, discuss the implications of the research for the topic area, and provide conclusions.  The paper should be organized into the following areas:

Introduction:  The area of research should be described and the purpose of the research.  That is , describe the topic area in terms of 1) its relationship to training and 2) what you want to be able to contribute to the training literature by writing this paper.

Review of literature: Organize the literature into logical streams of thought related to your topic area.  Within each of these areas summarize what the literature has to say.  Be sure to indicate in your discussion whether the information is based on empirical data or just the opinion of the author.

Implications of the literature:  Again, organize the implications of the literature in a manner that logically builds the case for your conclusions (which you will present in the next section).  For each of your implications be sure to reference the literature related to that implication.  Be sure to indicate whether the implication is one that has already been made in the literature or if this is one that is original to you.  You should identify in this section important areas related to your topic that are missing from the literature.

Conclusions:  This is where you tie all the pieces together.  Make sure your conclusions are organized in a logical order that states what you have concluded relative to the purpose of your paper.  Be sure that these conclusions are justifies.  For example, conclusions based upon empirical fact have more weight than those based upon opinion.  Opinions shared by many in the literature have more weight than those of only one author.


Format:

Papers are to be 5-7 double spaced pages, typewritten, and referenced (APA format).  Any established referencing system can be used, but you need to make very clear where ideas, concepts, and principles come from.  At least 10 references more recent than 2015 are required. 

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Tips for mastering the write-ups:

There rarely exist right answers to these questions. That’s what makes the prompts interesting,

useful, and fun (we hope). Good write-ups will always reflect a solid understanding of the

material but more importantly you should be able to apply the concepts to the prompt. This means

that you should not provide definitions and examples from the reading, but instead figure out

what concepts are relevant and how they apply to this business situation.

The following are a few tangible, specific tips based on years of grading write-ups. I offer them to

you in roughly decreasing order of how frustrating their violations are to a grader.

1. Don’t regurgitate the reading. You never need to waste space including definitions from the

reading. Write as if your audience not only has read the assigned materials but also knows

them well. When necessary, cite a concept as briefly as possible. The fact that you’ve done

the reading should be revealed to us by your thinking, NOT by some quotation.

2. Start quickly and end abruptly. For these short write-ups, introductions, background, and

conclusions are entirely unnecessary. Even worse, they take away space that is better used in

other ways. We don’t expect these things to read like English essays. Nor are we strangers to

why you’re writing in the first place. Treat it like an email to a colleague and jump right in.

3. Choose specific over abstract. Precision is good. It’s good for communication, and it’s good

for sharpening thinking. When you feel yourself getting fuzzy, think to yourself: I need an

example. We love examples. Make it real.

4. Be realistic. There is nothing more irritating than a cute suggestion (for example, of how an

organization might mitigate a particular bias) that works theoretically but is utterly infeasible

in the real world. Perhaps the best criterion is to ask yourself if you’d be willing to sit in a

manager’s office advocating his or her use of your recommendation.

5. Less is more. Believe it or not, a common mistake is to include too many ideas — not

because too many ideas itself is bad, but because these ideas, as intriguing, tantalizing, and,

yes, right as they might be, are often too poorly developed. Don’t make this mistake! We’re

not impressed with laundry lists. It’s much better to write about a few things really well.

Oh, and have fun! This is an opportunity to be creative (the risk-reward tradeoff for creativity is

very attractive). A student who is thoughtful and having fun when writing these is generally going

to do pretty well. And get more out of it. Thanks!

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To deal with self-control problems, many people pre-commit themselves to doing more of some good behavior or less of a bad behavior in the future (e.g., paying a large gym membership rather than paying per visit or alcoholics taking Antabuse before socializing). Please suggest a new (non-existing) product or service using prepayment (or some other form of binding pre-commitment) to help people with a self-control problem. Make sure to specify what consumer self-control problem the product or service is meant to help. How would you market this product or service to your target customers? (Hint: Think about where/when advertising would be most effective and to whom. Do not just discuss stuff you learned in marketing classes.)


You cannot write about gym, food/meal services, or textbook subscriptions

.

Word Limit: 450-600 words

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Strategic Management Paper

MBA519

(Structure of Paper)

1. Title Page

2. Table of Contents Page (see page two)

3. Proper Section Headings

4. Content Section (See Below)

a. Introduction

b. Content

c. Summary and Conclusions

5. Appendix

6. Reference Page

7. Other Issues to Consider

a. Page numbers,

b. Justify text,

c. Font size 12

d. Single line spacing

e. Single-sided (if possible),

f. Use of Graphs,

g. Stapled,

h. Overall: this needs to be a very tidy/organized paper.

8. See Example

9. Must exceed 3,500 words not including tables, graphs, quotations,

etc.

Strategic Management MBA519

Strategic Plan – Individual Class Project

1. Company Introduction

Provide background information about the company such as when and who established it, where it is

headquartered, what kind of products and/or services it offers, where it does business, when it went

public, and who are its key competitors.

2. Vision Statement: Examine the vision statement. Is this a good vision statement? Discuss. How would

you modify the vision statement? Modify the vision statement according to new information gathered

from strategic analysis.

3. Mission Statement: Examine the mission statement. Is this a good mission statement? Discuss. How

would you modify the mission statement? Discuss. Modify the mission according to new information

gathered from strategic analysis.

4. Corporate Governance (see corporate governance handout)

5. Business Model

A. Discuss how the company makes money.

B. Discuss revenue stream by business unit.

6. Competitor Analysis/Benchmark Company: decide on a reasonable Company (competitor) for which

to compare your company and discuss why you selected this company as a benchmark. Do not use an

industry average.

7. Situation Analysis – External Environment – changes in the external environment often present new

opportunities and new ways to reach predetermined objectives. An environmental scan is performed to

identify any available opportunities. The external environment has two components:

1. Macro – environment

~. PESTEL Analysis

2. Micro – environment

~. Porter’s Five Forces model

~. What does the Five Forces model tell you about the nature of the competition in the

industry?

3. How dynamic is the industry for which your company operates?

4. Does the firm have a competitive advantage? Provide support and discuss.

8. Situation Analysis – Internal Analysis

1. Analyze the firm’s internal resources via a VRIO analysis. What about the Resourced Base

View (RBV) of the Firm?

2. Does the firm have a core competency(s)? If so, does this core competency provide for a

competitive advantage?

3. Review: Competitor Analysis/Benchmark Company: Have you selected a suitable

benchmark/competitor.

4. Ratio Analysis. Included with an internal analysis are key ratios. Ratio Analysis: Provide a

discussion of the firm’s key Ratios, especially in comparison to a Benchmark Company (include

DuPont Analysis). Collect 5 years of data for analysis. Include an Altman Z-Score graph (5 years)

in the analysis. Use most recent Annual Report (do not use Quarterly report). Discuss what the

numbers suggest about your company’s financial health. You must use Excel to generate graphs,

tables, etc. Please note: anything copied from internet sites (including graphs, tables, etc.) will

not be accepted. You must also attach your Excel spreadsheet to your final paper for

verification.

Example Walmart Inc. http://financials.morningstar.com/competitors/industrypeer.action?t=WMT

9. SWOT Profile – construct a table from your External and Internal Analysis research:

(1) List of Strengths

(2) List of Weaknesses

(3) List of Opportunities

(4) List of Threats

10. Discuss in detail each SWOT point in the table.

11. Problem Statement – Develop a problem statement as a result of your SWOT Profile. A problem

statement summarizes and prioritizes the key issues facing the company. All firms have problems but for

well-run firms like Apple it’s not always obvious. You will, therefore, need to do a considerable amount

of research. Prioritize problems.

12. Strategy Formulation – Formulate strategies around those points listed in the Problem Statement.

Focus on the most important problems which could have an impact on sustaining and/or creating a longterm competitive advantage? Again, from your analysis, formulate strategies which will address the

most important problems.

a. Strategy formulation normally has two/three levels or aspects, with the resulting

recommendations in each level being consistent in order to ensure the formulation of strategies

are cohesive, realistic and viable.

1. Corporate Level Strategy

2. Business Level Strategy

3. Functional Level Strategy

b. Will the recommendation require financing? If so, how will it be financed? Conduct an

analysis to identify whether the strategies should be financed using common stock, debt, or a

combination (i.e. 70% stock- 30 percent debt or 30% stock and 70% debt financing). Should you

consider a recession, normal or boom scenarios.

13. Strategy Implementation and Evaluation and Control –How will this strategy(s) be implemented?

a. Discuss your implementation plan for the strategy(s).

b. Does the firm need a change in any aspect of organization design and corporate governance?

c. How will you monitor i.e. evaluate and control the implemented strategy(s) and firm

performance?

14. Conclusion – make some final remarks about the future of your company, the competitive

environment in which it finds itself, and the extent to which the formulated and implemented strategies

will work as designed.

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Topic 7 Rubric: Persuasive Essay: Final Draft

Criteria

% Value

1: Unsatisfactory

2: Insufficient

3: Approaching

4: Acceptable

5: Target

% Scaling

0%

65%

75%

85%

100%

Content – 75%

Objective Perspective and Position

Objective Perspective and Position

20%

Addresses a single source or view of the argument and fails to clarify presented position relative to one’s own.

Appropriately identifies one’s own position on the topic. Vague explanation of the position is given. Little reference to specific issues related to the topic is made. Position completely appeals to emotion instead of reason.

Appropriately identifies one’s position on the topic. Explains the position taken in a coherent way. Sound reference to specific issues related to the topic is made. Position mostly appeals to emotion instead of reason.

Formulates a clear and precise point of view of the topic. Clearly explains the position taken. Sound and detailed reference to specific issues related to the topic is made. Position appeals mostly to reason.

Formulates a clear and precise point of view of the topic. Comprehensively explains the position taken. Specific issues related to the topic are fully presented in great detail. Position appeals to reason.

Word Count

Word Count

5%

Word count is less than half the minimum or more than double the maximum.

Body of essay is more than 100 words over or under the word count.

Body of essay is more than 50 but less than 100 words over or under the word count.

Body of essay is over or under the word count by 50 words or less.

Within the appropriate word count.

Evidence/Argues to Persuade

Argues to persuade

25%

No real persuasive argument is made. No outside sources are used. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.

Presents a vague argument relative to the topic and presents no evidence to support the argument. The interpretation of other perspectives is superficial or incorrect. Fewer than three outside sources are used. No Peer Reviewed sources used.

Presents an argument relative to the topic and presents minimal evidence to support the argument. Not all evidence is relevant to the argument. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present. At least three outside sources are used with at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

Presents an argument relative to the topic and presents key evidence to support the argument through a synthesis of paraphrased and quoted material. Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used. Three sources are used. At least two peer reviewed journal articles are used.

Presents an argument relative to the topic and presents key evidence to support the argument through a synthesis of paraphrased research. Identifies not only the main issues, but also the embedded, implicit, or unspoken aspects of the topic. At least three peer reviewed journal articles are used. Direct quotes are minimal.

Principles of Critical Thinking

Adheres to principles of critical thinking to manage emotions and avoid fallacies. Logical reasoning is used within arguments. Upholds persuasive tone rather than manipulative. Acknowledge other perspectives and evaluate assumptions about the topic.

25%

Fails to adhere to almost all principles of critical thinking.

Adheres to few principles of critical thinking.

Adheres to some principles of critical thinking on a surface level.

Adheres to many principles of critical thinking. Use of the principles is clear to see.

Adheres to most of the principles of critical thinking. Attempts to incorporate each one in a logical and fluid way.

Organization and Effectiveness – 20%

Thesis, Position, or Purpose

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.

7%

The thesis, position, or purpose is not discernible. No awareness of the appropriate audience is evident. Thesis is not stated in the conclusion.

The thesis, position, or purpose is unfocused or confused. There is very little awareness of the intended audience. Thesis is not stated in the conclusion.

The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is limited awareness of the appropriate audience. Thesis is not stated in the conclusion.

The thesis, position, or purpose is clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis is stated within the conclusion.

The thesis, position, or purpose is comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Thesis is clearly restated in the conclusion.

Development, Paragraph Structure, and Transitions

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development.

7%

Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.

Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.

Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.

A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Includes topic sentences that are persuasive and align with thesis statement. Includes details and rationale that support the main points of each supporting paragraph. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless with transition between paragraphs

Mechanics of Writing

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

6%

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

No mechanical errors are present. Appropriate language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.

Format – 5%

Format

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, for college, subject, and level.

2%

Appropriate format is not used.

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing.

Appropriate format and is used, although there are some obvious errors.

Appropriate format is used with only minor errors.

No errors in formatting are present.

Documentation

Documents sources in APA using in-text citations, and references.

3%

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

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GLOBAL MARKETING PLAN 1

GLOBAL MARKETING PLAN 14

Rymario Armstrong and Jennifer Lord

Park University

Cheryl Chance

GB503 Doing Business in Asia

20220331

Global Marketing Plan

Introduction

Seam Online Grocery Store is a business that ventures into the global market and offer quality products to the customers. The products that the company will be dealing with include the meat, fresh produce that comprise of the vegetables, fruits and also the canned and packaged goods. The Seam Online Store would also deal with dairy products, bakery goods and also the frozen and prepared foods depending to the geographical location. The business targets on the global market and looks forward to venture into other markets after succeeding in the local United States market (Blum, 2020). The primary target customers for the grocery store are the clients that are using the online platforms and are interested in having their products ordered online and delivered to their doorsteps. The nature of the target customers are those that developed the habit of online ordering during the period of COVID-19 and require to maintain the kind of lifestyle to save their time of visiting the stores and pick them but instead have to order and get them delivered in the doorstep (Anon & Arora, 2021). There is no requirement for online grocery shopping to be convenient, enjoyable, or populated by robots in order to be effective. Even if those are just means to a goal, an online grocery store’s primary responsibility is to provide for a person’s most fundamental needs. As a result, it must be dependable and speedy as well as cost-effective and scalable. As long as consumers do not have access to these basic features, online groceries will only serve as a fallback option for those who still prefer to buy in person.

Online shopping has had a profound effect on consumer behavior in the last decade. As a result, every internet company idea has been a huge success (Anon & Arora, 2021). Customers now prioritize convenience over price. Grocery shopping is a need in every family, unlike other purchases. For today and tomorrow, online grocery shopping is a successful business idea. The customers of the United States would welcome the business idea because they are interested in experiencing the online delivery of grocery products to their doorstep. The customers for the grocery business are there are ready for the virtual experience and Seam Online Grocery business is ready to give them their demands. The grocery business is worth investing because of its high demand in United States where the statistics that the grocery store is not yet saturated. In the United States market, the saturation of the grocery market is at 3-5% which is far too low in comparison to other businesses and an example is the online travel at 50% and the electronic sales business at 35% (Yang, 2018). There is a huge market share that the Seam Grocery would take advantage of because the market is no saturated making the business viable to venture. The benefit for the investors is that supporting the kind of business to succeed in the market would result to higher dividends that are achieved because the business market is valuable and would generate high revenue. There is a huge market for the grocery products in the United States and the global market (Yang, 2018). There is a significant growth rate and the Seam Grocery is looking forward to also take the advantage of the significant growth that is experienced in the market. The primary entry strategy is for the Seam Grocery putting high stock of the canned, frozen and packaged products and a average number of farm produce and offer free delivery for the first 1000 orders as a way of promoting the business.

Research Analysis

Understanding the market is an important aspect of business and there is the need to put effort in the approach towards having a good global marketing plan. A good marketing plan is needed to develop strategies to make the Seam Online Grocery Store a success (Bhalla, 2016). The data that is used for the development of the marketing plan is sourced through primary and secondary sources. The primary case in that matter is adopting the survey approach where the target market is reached out by having a team on the ground that conducts research using the questionnaires targeting the locals to get their experience and the need of having the online grocery store where they only order their products online and get them delivered in the doorstep. I would also consider the SurveyMonkey which is an internet program that is free and allow the company to develop a survey and use over the internet to reach the potential online customers that shares their views about the online grocery store. The online survey is an opportunity to reach out to a broader audience and also get to understand their views about the business idea and learn from their feedback about venturing into the grocery business. In addition, there is the secondary research where reports, journal and publications concerning the grocery business in order to understand the viability of the business idea in the market. The research using the secondary sources is an important initiative that help in understanding the grocery business nature and the possibility that it would succeed in the market. Reading the reports about other giant firms like the Bigbasket and FreshDirect among others as a way to understand the nature of market that they are venturing. The use of the primary and secondary sources is an important intervention that works towards having the data that is needed in the development of the global marketing plan for the online grocery store.

Situational Analysis

Strengths

Seam Online Grocery has multiple products that customer can select from and this include the fresh produce, dairy products, meat, and canned products, packaged and refrigerated.

Online ordering and delivery: Most of the stores that are in the United States are for the customers to go to the stores and choose for themselves but in Seam Online Grocery, customers’ orders online and delivered in their doorstep. Customers would have the opportunity to order all they need in a short period and not like travelling to the store and look for it one by one.

Seam Online Store offers a wide variety of products at steep savings and discounts. They also use the product bundling strategy to maximize sales and offer the best prices to clients (Lumen, 2022). As a result, customers will find them an appealing purchase option.

Convenience: It is far more convenient to shop at Seam Online Grocery Store instead of standing in mall lines or driving to retail locations. They deliver the goods directly to the customer’s doorstep and provide a variety of payment methods (Lumen, 2022). As a result of their on-time delivery guarantee, they are an attractive alternative for customers, especially in large cities where life is rapid and it is difficult to reach them.

Target Customers: Seam Online Store appears to have chosen the best target market by doing the right selection process and this is about targeting cities and towns where people have more busy schedules and need support to have their products at home.

Low-fixed-cost business model: Because most of Seam Online Grocery products are perishable, they must rely on the retail outlets with which they have partnered to obtain them. Their company approach is more profitable because they do not have to spend money on inventories.

Weaknesses

Delivery time: Seam Online Store faces the challenge of delivering the products ordered within an hour or minutes because of addressing a huge volume of orders but there are small local stores that are delivering products within local areas and this is what the customers prefer especially for fresh products like vegetables and fruits (Lumen, 2022).

High variable cost: The high cost of running the delivery guys needed to have the products reach the customers, handling perishable goods and taking a lot of time and this makes the business run at a high variable cost. It takes long for the kind of business to achieve the breakeven of its investment.

Home delivery: The customer is forced to plan for delivery for their ordered goods and in case of any logistics challenge and the product delivery delays result to customer being hungry and unsatisfied with the services.

Order cancellation: The other weakness is the issue of order cancellation that causes much disappointment in the Seam Online Store and this has more impact to the tied-up stores that offer the fresh products where they go losses supplying product that a customer later cancels.

Opportunities

The retail market in India is estimated to be worth more than $550 million, with grocery accounting for 60% of this total. As a result, it’s a vast market with a plethora of businesses and clients to serve. As the sixth-largest food market in the world, India has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. The e-commerce grocery market is expanding at a rate of 19 percent year-over-year. Seam Online Grocery Store is looking forward to venture into the global market (Lumen, 2022). Seam Online Store can take advantage of the fact that many cities have yet to be covered by these companies, allowing them to take advantage of the first-mover advantage. Seam Online Grocery Store has the advantage of being able to sell a variety of products by packaging them together.

Threats

Competition: A threat to the Seam Online Grocery Store is competition and this is because there are various startups that have been developed in different cities of the United States and this include the Thrive market and Fresh direct among others.

Bigger companies: This lucrative business is also seeing the entry of bigger players in terms of financial backing and physical presence. Amazon, Flipkart, and Google have also entered the market (Blum, 2020). For smaller business like the Seam Online Grocery would be challenging to survive in the kind of competitive market.

Smaller players: A number of smaller businesses have seized on this opportunity and begun offering home delivery services to their neighbors, thereby eliminating entire regions’ worth of potential clients.

Challenge of customer retention: Customers are known to follow their interests and can just make the decision to shop from other firms that offer large discounts.

Market Analysis

The market for the grocery business is large because the current available market share is only 3% as compared to the other businesses globally and this shows that there is still a huge market to venture into. In the U.S, the average size of the supermarket and grocery store based on the 2022 statistics is at $765.2 billion (Petersen, 2019). The products that include the fresh produce and the U.S market for the fruits and vegetables is valued over 5.2 billion U.S dollars in 2020 (Petersen, 2019). In 2020, the market for the dairy products is about 102 billion U.S dollars and it is in an increasing trend. The market for packaged, frozen and canned products is high at a value of 20% still needed and Seam Online Grocery is there to meet the demand.

According to the management, Seam Online Grocery has a significant market share and that is 70% of the global grocery market demand. In this evaluation the management realized that there is the need of putting much effort in understanding what the market share entails in terms of the tastes and preferences of the customers that need the grocery products. In the last three years of operation, Seal Online Grocery management conduct and analysis and ranked the grocery store in position 15 within the United States and the leading firms including Amazon tops the list (Rahman & David, 2021). Since Seam is still developing, the position is significant and there has been a good progress for the three years period that should be maintained to meet the customers’ demands and achieve being the best online store within United States and the globe. In the next 3 years Seam Online Grocery would move three steps ahead in its growth and in this case it would become position 12 in the United States because the management is committed in the expansion of the business to different states and cities to ensure that customers gets delivery of their ordered grocery goods within a short time period.

In the history of the grocery stores, there profit has been an average profit margin of 2.2% and this has been a significant value over the years. In every dollar of sale in the grocery store, there is 2.2 cents of profit is made and that is the main reason to why the grocery industry is still low in terms of competition and it becomes a threat when more grocery stores are developed. Engaging in the online grocery store is the best approach in reaching out to more clients and make it a more profitable venture (Rahman & David, 2021). The future prospects about the business is that more store would go digital and the competitive advantage would be about delivering quality customized products and on-time delivery. The technological advancement in the Seam Online Grocery is the fact that it would reduce the costs needed and expenditure resulting to more profit that is passed to customers at low prices.

Business Environment Analysis

Political/Legal/Institutional Environments

The host country being the United States have a strong political structure that is there for the purposes of supporting businesses and the Seam Online Grocery benefit from the stability that makes the business a success. The government stability makes businesses like the Seam Grocery to expand regionally and also consider entering the international market. Since the U.S is a country that has good relations with other countries makes it possible for the business to spread abroad and also make affiliations easily in those host countries (Rahman & David, 2021). A stable government like the U.S attracts investors that comes to support the Seam Online Store through funding and be able to venture into the global market. The government that is in place also require the Seam Online store to adhere to the legal provisions that include forming legal contracts when it comes to employment. There is also the requirement to follow the strict regulations pertaining the health and the safety of the employees in the workplace.

Regulatory Environment

I consider it important to learn about the home and host country of any business especially on the aspect of regulatory environment. There is the need of making sure that the regulations that are in place are favorable for the Grocery business and allow it to easily expand. The government through its regulation is also done through subsidies and in this case looking for favorable government subsidies and favorable tax rates that makes the business operate in the best way possible (Rahman & David, 2021). Joining a market with desirable tax policies is a dream of every company including the Seam Online Grocery Store because this supports the business growth and development.

Economic Environment

For businesses like Seam Online Grocery to thrive, the economy requires a reasonable inflation rate. Consumer confidence and spending habits can be positively impacted by a reasonable inflation rate, which will benefit the firm and the economy at large. Because of this, the economy will benefit and the amount of money people have to spend will increase as well. A greater inflation rate would lead to a decrease in disposable income, which might hurt enterprises and companies, as well as a decrease in consumer confidence, if inflation continues to rise (Rahman & David, 2021). Competitiveness could be enhanced through more aggressive pricing techniques, which could lead to price wars that unfairly benefit one party at the expense of the consumer.

Social and Cultural Environment

The United States market is much diverse and the people are more liberal and this makes it easier for Seam Online Grocery to thrive because the people are known to try new experiences especially in the online business operations. The culture of the people is diverse and there is the need for Seam Grocery to be more concerned in developing products that meet the customers’ demands (Anon & Arora, 2021). The social interactions of the people of the target market is the aspect that they are more in constant communication and this makes them be able to share experiences that increases business awareness especially when using social media accounts.

Demographics Environment

Seam Online Grocery benefit from a larger customer base if a larger percentage of the population is younger. Seam Online Store will benefit from the inclusion of a more educated and well-trained workforce as a result of this younger demographic (Anon & Arora, 2021). The company also rely on customers and advocates from the middle class to the upper middle class. The young demographics becomes the Seal Grocery ambassadors by sharing their experience through social media and online platforms increasing sales.

Technological Environment

The country has a strong technological infrastructure that is enough in making an online business a success with limited interruptions (Rahman & David, 2021). There is a high rate of technological development that is currently going on and more is expected in the future and this is a guarantee that the business will succeed.

Natural Environment

The environment is favorable for the online grocery business since the weather and climate is stable and there are no risks of any disturbances.

Physical Environment

There are enough infrastructure especially technological and also the logistics infrastructure that makes it possible for customers to order their grocery goods online and gets them delivered in their doorstep.

Competitor Analysis

The competitive forces that are there for the grocery business especially for the Seam Online Grocery Store include the rivalry among the existing firms and this is evident that the local grocery stores are in place delivering products within their locality fast as compared to Seam Store. There is a threat of new entrants and this is evident that the industry is easy to venture into since it require little capital for online selling and partnering with suppliers. The new entrants is a serious threat that reduces the market share. Threat of substitutes is low since the products delivered are equal in the market especially the fresh produce. The bargaining power of suppliers is high and that of customers is also high since they have multiple clients that serves their needs. The competitors’ future goals is on reducing delivery time and the current strategies is having the infrastructure in place. The assumption is that delivering quality product on time increase customer satisfaction. The strength of Seam Grocery business is that it listens to the customers by engaging in an online conversation and takes into consideration about the demands of the customers. The company also offer variety of grocery products making it competitive in the market. The management plans to improve on the infrastructure especially making the website easy, interactive and simple to use to give customers a good interaction. A best logistics approach would be adopted for easy delivery. The company monitor competition through the social media platform by taking customer feedback seriously.

References

Anon, P., & Arora, U. (2021). Effect of Gender, Age, and Marital Status of Grocery Consumers on Their Perceived Retail Store Image: A Study of Organized Grocery Market in India. Indian Journal of Marketing, 51(4), 58. https://doi.org/10.17010/ijom/2021/v51/i4/158471

Bhalla, M. (2016). Online Grocery Store – Why the Business Idea Is Catching the Eyes of Most Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur. Retrieved 30 March 2022, from https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284325.

Blum, A. (2020). I Miss the Grocery Store the Most. Gastronomica, 20(3), 95-96. https://doi.org/10.1525/gfc.2020.20.3.95

Lumen. (2022). Situation Analysis | Retail Management. Courses.lumenlearning.com. Retrieved 30 March 2022, from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/wm-retailmanagement/chapter/situation-analysis/.

Petersen, L. (2019). Difference between a Grocery Store and Convenience Store. Small Business – Chron.com. Retrieved 30 March 2022, from https://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-grocery-store-convenience-store-19023.html.

Rahman, M., & David, J. (2021). PESTEL analysis of the grocery and supermarket (retail) industry. howandwhat. Retrieved 30 March 2022, from https://howandwhat.net/pestel-analysis-grocery-supermarket-retail-industry/.

Yang, N. (2018). An Empirically Tractable Dynamic Oligopoly Model: Application to Store Entry and Exit in Dutch Grocery Retail. Marketing Science, 37(6), 1029-1049. https://doi.org/10.1287/mksc.2018.1117

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Suggested Book Report Format

I. Title, Author, Name of Book

Separate page that has the items listed above.

II. First Paragraph

A brief summary of the book, a short paragraph in length, that describes the setting and a quick summary of what the book is about. Do not have too much detail in this paragraph. It is just an introduction. The paragraph should describe briefly the theme of the book and also why you decided to read the manuscript.

III. Body Paragraphs

This is where the real content enters the picture. By reading this part of the book report, the reader can determine if the book is worth the read and if you understood the book’s content.

Start by describing an important event or some specific point that the author is making, if you will, a central theme to the subject. If there is a specific conflict within the text, then describe the conflict. Common conflicts include man vs. man, man vs. nature and man vs. himself. Your book may present a different kind of conflict. Describe it in detail.

The remaining body paragraphs should summarize the specific points that the author wants to impart on the reader with short explanations of those points.

There are several aspects of the contents that should be considered while providing a truthful evaluation. For writing a good review you must always stay neutral. The right criterion helps in determining whether a book is good or bad. Whatever your opinion may be, it is essential to provide a backup for it. If you do not back up your opinion then it would not be convincing for the readers. People who read your review look for reasons and evidence behind your evaluation of the book.


Feel free to use bullet points and an outline format for the entire report.

IV. The Conclusion

This is an appropriate place to state your personal opinion of the book. What did you think of it? Describe its strengths and weaknesses. Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not? Remember, a winning paper uses examples from the book to back up comments.

V. Further Comments

Please present this review in an organized manner. It must include introduction, synopsis, summary and conclusion (Please use Headers to highlight these topics). The most important thing is that the entire review should be written in your own language. Knowing how to do a book review properly is extremely important before doing it.

With the exception of the “Conclusion”, please write in 3rd Person, rather than 1st Person. The “Conclusion” is where you are giving your personal opinion about the book.

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Running head: COST, SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS 1

COST, SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS 5

 

COST, SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS

Kedrian Ramos

Southern New Hampshire University

Professor Girouard

When it comes to project cost, this has a very significant impact on both the project requirements and schedule. In this case therefore, in any case if and when the project cost is reduced, this will affect the project schedule in a way that the project schedule will have to be constricted in order to ensure that the cost that has been reduced is met. In this case therefore, the reduction in cost means that the scheduling will be affected in a way that it will be reduced which will also affect the general outcome of the same (Habibi et al., 2018). When it comes to requirements, a reduction in project cost will have a very huge impact on this, if a project in this case had certain requirements that it needed to have for the success of the same, this means that if the project cost is reduced, this will directly affect the requirements that will be needed to actualize the project. In this case therefore, the requirements will be cut down in order to meet the current budget that has been presented and this will directly have an impact on the general outcomes of the said project.

When it comes to reducing the project schedule, this will always have a significant impact on all aspects of the said project. Decreasing the length in which the project is supposed to take is usually considered to be a very hard or rather negative thing to do. If the scheduled time is decreased without putting into considerations the effects that might come with the same this will cause a very significant impact on the general performance of the project and specifically the fulfillment project expectations (Habibi et al., 2018). Specifically, this will affect the cost in a way that by reducing the time of the project this means that people will have to work more that the time that was initially allocated to the which means that there will be an incur cost on paying people overtime expenses and even paying for services that have not been carried out. On the other hand the decrease in project schedule means that the requirements to the project will also be affected in a way that they will increase since there will be a shorter time to complete the project and more requirements will be the only thing that will make the project to be achievable.

When the project requirements on the other hand are increased, this also has an impact on both the schedule and cost in a significant way. An increase in project requirements to begin with will always increase the cost. If the project ends up asking for more requirements that it initially needed, this means that there will be a need to deep in to the project and allocate more funds to the project which will be an extra expense which means there will be an increase in cost. When it comes to scheduling, the increase in requirements means that there will be a stretch in the time, in most cases an addition in requirements means that there will be a procedure that will have to be followed with in order to ensure that the additional requirements are approved (Van Den Eeckhout et al., 2019). This therefore means that the scheduled period will be stretched which in this case means that the project time schedule will be stretched with the time in which the requirements proposed will be approved.

Looking at the above conditions, there are situations where a project that I was working on was affected by an increase or a decrease in either of the three aspects that have been discussed in this case. A good example of a project that demonstrates this was when there was a construction project in an institution that I was working on, when the project was half done, the contractor talked to the management and told them that there was a need to increase the requirements that were there. This was a very big requirement that the management knew that it will afefect both the cost that was anticipated that the project would have and also the scheduled time that the same would have had taken. In this case therefore, the increase in the requirements that were needed for the construction project to be accomplished meant that another allocation on money was to be done. In this case therefore, this meant that a whole protocol was to be followed for the added budget to be approved. This therefore took a whole month to be approved and this meant that the project would be stretched for another one and half months for it to be accomplished.

Reference

Habibi, F., Barzinpour, F., & Sadjadi, S. (2018). Resource-constrained project scheduling problem: review of past and recent developments. Journal of project management3(2), 55-88. http://m.growingscience.com/beta/jpm/2689-resource-constrained-project-scheduling-problem-review-of-past-and-recent-developments.html

Van Den Eeckhout, M., Maenhout, B., & Vanhoucke, M. (2019). A heuristic procedure to solve the project staffing problem with discrete time/resource trade-offs and personnel scheduling constraints. Computers & Operations Research101, 144-161. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305054818302491

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Which Healthcare System is the best

3131 unread replies.3131 replies.

Post a discussion forum response to the question below (300 word minimum), and respond to 1 student (200 word minimum) and use 2 references APA format (your book and article). NOTE: Please be sure to reference the Discussion Rubric for how points are determined. Your initial response to the question must be posted by Wednesday at 11:59 PM. A response to one peer is required before Sunday at 11:59 PM when the assignment closes. I don’t want you to state, “I agree” without providing facts to argue your point of view. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JprHUz35wM (Links to an external site.)

One thing to note in this video is they neglect to mention the wait times! Look it up for yourself!

Discussion: Which healthcare system do you think in the best and why. Provide examples!

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Project Management

James B. Christa

Columbia Southern University

4. Project Schedule

4.1 Activity Duration Estimates (days)

Activity Number

Activity

Predecessor

Optimistic duration

Most likely duration

Pessimistic duration

Estimated duration

1

Notify Stakeholders

1

1

1

1

2

Estimate the cost

1

1

1

1

1

3

Establish starting date

1,2

1

1

1

1

4

Engage the project team

3

2

2

2

2

5

Assess the available resources

4

7

5

8

7

6

Identify suppliers

4,5

7

5

7

7

7

Purchase equipment

6

5

5

10

5

8

Install devices

7

21

20

28

21

9

Test the system

7,8

14

14

14

14

10

Hand over the project

9

1

1

1

1

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

1+1+1+2+7+7+5+21+14+1=60

The critical path is

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

It takes 60 days, the longest duration.

4.2 Gantt Chart

Task

Status

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Notify Stakeholders

Estimate the cost

Establish starting date

Engage the project team

Assess the available resources

Identify suppliers

Purchase equipment

Install devices

Test the system

Hand over the project

4.3 Activity Network

Activity

Predecessor

Duration

Notify Stakeholders

1

Estimate the cost

1

1

Establish starting date

1,2

1

Engage the project team

3

2

Assess the available resources

4

7

Identify suppliers

4,5

7

Purchase equipment

6

5

Install devices

7

21

Test the system

7,8

14

Hand over the project

9

1

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SWOT Analysis (Pfizer)

Instructions

· Part 1

· A word document (4 pages) about the SWOT Analysis of the company Pfizer.

· Make sure it’s 4 pages long

· Make sure to add the works cited at the end

· Part 2

· A PowerPoint file to briefly add the SWOT Analysis you did in the word document above.

· Make sure it’s in points like:

· Strengths:

· 1

· 2

· 3

· 4

· Etc..

· Weaknesses:

· 1

· 2

· 3

· 4

· Etc..

· Opportunities:

· 1

· 2

· 3

· 4

· Etc..

· Threats:

· 1

· 2

· 3

· 4

· Etc..

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Create and analyze a 1-2 page simulated case study of an infant or toddler with developmental challenges, who shows evidence of factors that affect development. Then create a 5-7 page intervention plan based on evidence-based strategies that have proven effective in similar cases, and make projections for possible long-term impacts of the child’s current challenges.

Introduction

Note: The assessments in this course follow the successive stages of lifespan development, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.

Beginning as early as conception, both heredity and environmental influences can affect the development of an individual. As you engage in this assessment, keep in mind that small influences can have a significant impact on a developing fetus. Hereditary diseases, genetics, teratogens, nutrition, and stress are all factors that can influence prenatal development, which in turn, can have effects across the lifespan.

Once a child is born, the external environment begins to influence development in a huge way. Attachment is one aspect that has been given much attention as having emotional influence during this time. There are direct implications that attachment and temperament can have on the ability to successfully develop and maintain peer relationships into adulthood.

Psychologists in each area specialization should be prepared to employ evidence-based interventions to address challenges posed by the effects of early developmental concerns. As you review the literature and complete the learning assessment, consider the potential implications of early development for your professional direction. How might you apply your knowledge directly or indirectly to your areas of a professional interest? While early development may seem remote to your professional specialization, consider that the implications may be both direct and indirect. For instance, if you work in education, you will need to take into account how the permanent influences of early development can affect how a person learns. More indirectly, imagine you are an industrial psychologist working in the field. A female employee returns to work after maternity leave. She is withdrawn and appears tired. When she is referred for a consultation, you discover that the employee had contracted rubella during the first trimester of pregnancy, which caused her infant to be born with a heart defect. Would you be better able to support the employee if you were knowledgeable about the risk factors during pregnancy and environmental agents that could harm a fetus?

Part 1: Create the Case

Create a simulated case study, relevant to your area of specialization, of an infant or toddler (birth to 24 months of age) who presents developmental challenges related to factors described by Bowlby’s attachment theory. Review the following 
Case Study Example [DOCX]
 to better understand the requirements.

Your case study should be 1–2 pages in length and it should describe:

· The infant or toddler and their strengths and challenges.

· The medical, family, and social context.

· The developmental challenges that were evident in the behavior of the infant or toddler.

· Evidence in the case that supports a specific attachment style.

· Contextual factors that could affect the infant’s or toddler’s development in the area you selected for consideration.

· Individual and cultural factors that theory and/or research indicate could impact the infant’s or toddler’s development.

· Any other factors you deem appropriate based on your understanding of the theory and related research.

To develop this case, you should:

· Explore theory and research based on Bowlby’s attachment theory and related to the area of development you selected as the focus of the case.

· Identify attachment styles in general and analyze a specific attachment style for the case you are developing.

· Locate and read current research on prenatal and infant development to describe potential outcomes linked to development in infancy or toddlerhood, including important considerations in the case you are developing.

Follow APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources. Include a reference list of the scholarly resources you consulted.

Part 2: Early Development Case Intervention Analysis

Research

Complete the following:

· Research evidence-based interventions that have been effective in meeting the challenges of the infant or toddler you described in your case study, from the perspective of your own professional specialization (as far as possible). 

. Explain how the deficits in developmental domains or environmental contexts impacted functioning.

. State the recommended interventions that align with your specialization.

. Include evidence for those outcomes from the professional literature.

· Explore briefly the literature on adult attachment issues, considering that early influences can impact development across the lifespan. 

. Explain, from the perspective of your specialization, how the attachment style of the infant or toddler could be manifested as an adult.

. Explain how this might help in understanding and determining an approach to working with an adult with attachment-related issues.

Structure of the Report

Use the 
APA Paper Template [DOCX]
and the following format to structure your report:

· Title page. 

. A descriptive title of 5–15 words that concisely communicates the purpose of your report and includes the name of the fictional subject. Be sure to follow Capella’s suggested format for title pages on course papers.

· Introduction. 

. An overview of the paper contents, including a brief summary (approximately half a page) of the background information regarding the case study. (The complete 1–2 page case you developed will be included as an appendix.)

· Body of the report. 

. The presenting challenges and primary issues.

. An analysis of how lifespan development theory and research may account for the presenting challenges.

. An assessment of the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

. Suggestions of evidence-based intervention strategies that have proven effective in similar cases, supported by citations of research and any applicable theories.

. Projections, based on research and/or theory, of possible long-term impacts that the current challenges may produce across the individual’s lifespan.

· Conclusion. 

. A summary of what was introduced in the body of the paper with respect to the case study context, challenges, and interventions.

· Reference page. 

. A minimum of five scholarly sources from current peer-reviewed journals, formatted in APA style. Refer to 
Evidence and APA
for guidance.

· Appendix. 

. The simulated case study you created in Part 1.

Example Assessment: You may use the 
Assessment 1 Example [DOCX]
 to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.

Additional Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

· Written communication: Write coherently to support central ideas, using appropriate APA format, and with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

· Length of paper: 5–7 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page, references page, or case study appendix.

· References: At least five scholarly resources (peer-reviewed journals).

· APA format: Follow APA guidelines for style and formatting, as well as for citing your resources in the body of your paper and listed alphabetically on the references page.

· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Note: In graduate-level and professional writing, you should minimize the use of direct quotes. Lengthy quotes do not count toward assessment minimums. It is your interpretation of the material and its application to practice that is assessed.

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Due to a shorter, we will meet with the course project company next week. This assignment will be based on the Innovation Fuel podcast. 

By Week 3, please, write and submit the individual Organizational Diagnosis of the company based on the Innovation Fuel podcast.

Listen to the Innovation Fuel podcast called “Learning Curves” (Episode 38 – July 20, 2021, can be found here).

Based on that podcast, write down the company diagnosis which explains the current situation. Please, follow the following structure:

– A short overall description of the company (who they are) – no more than two paragraphs;

– The main value they offer to the clients (with a brief explanation) – one paragraph;

– What is their operation system? Two to four paragraphs;

– Who are their partners? Two to four paragraphs;

– What is the competition in the industry? One to three paragraphs;

– Their plans for the improvements – one to three paragraphs;

– A short one-paragraph conclusion.

Main requirements for the work:

– Use at least three references including the podcast. 

– Make sure to fit your diagnosis into three-four pages excluding the title page, references page, and appendices.

– FONT: 12 New Times Roman, double-space between lines. Apply all APA Rules.

– Submit the assignment on Week 2 Turnitin.

– Please, see attached rubrics.

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Answer the following word problems

1. A new furnace for your small factory is being installed right now, will cost $29,000, and will be completed in one year. At that point, it will require ongoing maintenance expenditures of $1,200 a year. But it is far more fuel-efficient than your old furnace and will reduce your consumption of heating oil by 2,800 gallons per year. Heating oil this year costs $2 a gallon; the price per gallon is expected to increase by $0.50 a year for the next 3 years and then to stabilize for the foreseeable future. The furnace will last for 20 years from initial use, at which point it will need to be replaced and will have no salvage value. (Specifically, the firm pays for the furnace at time 0, and then reaps higher net cash flows from that investment at the end of years 1 – 20.). The discount rate is 6%.

 

a. What is the net present value of the investment in the furnace? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.)

b. What is the IRR? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.)

c. What is the payback period? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

d. What is the equivalent annual cost of the furnace? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

e. What is the equivalent annual savings derived from the furnace? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

f. Compare the PV of the difference between the equivalent annual cost and savings to your answer to part (a). Are the two measures the same or is one larger?

2. Your landscaping company can lease a truck for $8,200 a year (paid at year-end) for 5 years. It can instead buy the truck for $35,000. The truck will be valueless after 5 years. The interest rate your company can earn on its funds is 6%.

 

a. What is the present value of the cost of leasing? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

b. Is it cheaper to buy or lease?

c. What is the present value of the cost of leasing if the lease payments are an annuity due, so the first payment comes immediately? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

d. Is it now cheaper to buy or lease?

3. A factory costs $290,000. You forecast that it will produce cash inflows of $85,000 in year 1, $145,000 in year 2, and $230,000 in year 3. The discount rate is 10%.

 

a. What is the value of the factory? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

b. Is the factory a good investment?

4. Compute the future value of a $200 cash flow for the following combinations of rates and times. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

a. r = 8%; t = 10 years

b. r = 8%; t = 20 years

c. r = 4%; t = 10 years

d. r = 4%; t = 20 years

5. The following are the cash flows of two independent projects:

 

Year

Project A

Project B

0

$

(360

)

$

(360

)

1

 

190

 

 

260

 

2

 

190

 

 

260

 

3

 

190

 

 

260

 

4

 

190

 

 

 

 

 

a. If the opportunity cost of capital is 12%, calculate the NPV for both projects. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

 

b. Which of these projects is worth pursuing?

 

multiple choice

· Project A

· Project B

· Both

· Neither

6. Bottoms Up Diaper Service is considering the purchase of a new industrial washer. It can purchase the washer for $4,500 and sell its old washer for $900. The new washer will last for 6 years and save $1,100 a year in expenses. The opportunity cost of capital is 12%, and the firm’s tax rate is 21%.

 

a. If the firm uses straight-line depreciation over a 6-year life, what are the cash flows of the project in years 0 to 6? The new washer will have zero salvage value after 6 years, and the old washer is fully depreciated. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign.)

b. What is project NPV? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

c. What is NPV if the firm investment is entitled to immediate 100% bonus depreciation? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

 

7. If you insulate your office for $19,000, you will save $1,900 a year in heating expenses. These savings will last forever.

 

a. What is the NPV of the investment when the cost of capital is 5%? 10%?

 

 

b. What is the IRR of the investment? (Enter your answer as a whole percent.)

 

 

c. What is the payback period on this investment?

 

8. Find the interest rate implied by the following combinations of present and future values: (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places. Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required.)

Present Value

Years

Future Value

Interest Rate

$300

10

489

%

133

3

168

%

200

6

200

%

 

9. Revenues generated by a new fad product are forecast as follows:

 

Year

Revenues

1

$65,000

2

50,000

3

40,000

4

30,000

Thereafter

0

 

Expenses are expected to be 40% of revenues, and working capital required in each year is expected to be 20% of revenues in the following year. The product requires an immediate investment of $60,000 in plant and equipment.

 

Required:

a. What is the initial investment in the product? Remember working capital.

b. If the plant and equipment are depreciated over 4 years to a salvage value of zero using straight-line depreciation, and the firm’s tax rate is 40%, what are the project cash flows in each year? Assume the plant and equipment are worthless at the end of 4 years. (Do not round intermediate calculations.)

c. If the opportunity cost of capital is 15%, what is the project’s NPV? (A negative value should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

d. What is project IRR? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places.)

10.

a. What is the present value of a 3-year annuity of $210 if the discount rate is 7%? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

 

b. What is the present value of the annuity in (a) if you have to wait an additional year for the first payment? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answer to 2 decimal places.)

 

11. You can buy property today for $3.8 million and sell it in 4 years for $4.8 million. (You earn no rental income on the property.)

 

a. If the interest rate is 7%, what is the present value of the sales price? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer in millions rounded to 3 decimal places.)

b. Is the property investment attractive to you?

c-1. What is the present value of the future cash flows, if you also could earn $280,000 per year rent on the property? The rent is paid at the end of each year. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer in millions rounded to 3 decimal places.)

c-2. Is the property investment attractive to you now?

 

a.

Present value

million

b.

Is the property investment attractive to you?

c-1.

Present value

million

c-2.

Is the property investment attractive to you now?

 

12. Talia’s Tutus bought a new sewing machine for $70,000 that will be depreciated over 5 years using double-declining-balance depreciation with a switch to straight-line.

 

Required:

a. Find the depreciation charge each year.

Year

Depreciation

1

2

3

4

5

·

b. If the sewing machine is sold after 2 years for $44,000, what will be the after-tax proceeds on the sale if the firm’s tax bracket is 35%?

 

After-tax proceeds

13. Old Time Savings Bank pays 5% interest on its savings accounts. If you deposit $2,900 in the bank and leave it there: (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

a. How much interest will you earn in the first year?

 

 

b. How much interest will you earn in the second year?

 

 

c. How much interest will you earn in the 10th year?

 

14. The owner of a bicycle repair shop forecasts revenues of $172,000 a year. Variable costs will be $53,000, and rental costs for the shop are $33,000 a year. Depreciation on the repair tools will be $13,000.

 

a. Prepare an income statement for the shop based on these estimates. The tax rate is 20%.

 

INCOME STATEMENT

 

b. Calculate the operating cash flow for the repair shop using the three methods given below:

Now calculate the operating cash flow.

i. Dollars in minus dollars out.

ii. Adjusted accounting profits.

iii. Add back depreciation tax shield.

Methods of Calculation

Operating Cash Flow

i.

Dollars in Minus Dollars Out

ii.

Adjusted Accounting profits

iii.

After tax Operating Cash flow

15. The following are the cash flows of two projects:

 

Year

Project A

Project B

0

$

(360

)

$

(360

)

1

 

190

 

 

260

 

2

 

190

 

 

260

 

3

 

190

 

 

260

 

4

 

190

 

 

 

 

 

a. Calculate the NPV for both projects if the discount rate is 12%. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

Project

NPV

Project A

Project B

 

b. Suppose that you can choose only one of these projects. Which would you choose?

 

multiple choice

· Project B

· Project A

· Neither

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DUE: ASSIGNMENT #3

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

ASSIGNMENT #3 

THE POWER OF POSITIVE LEADERSHIP

Positive Leadership can help an organization overcome obstacles such as a hostile work environment.  Positive Leadership can also foster an effective organizational culture enhanced by diversity and gender differences.   

Please refer to Chapters 1-5 in The Power of Positive Leadership.

Positive Leadership Concept Questions:

Answer the following questions: 

· How can a Positive Leader Create and Share a Positive Vision with an organization?

· In your opinion, what is a Leader’s most important job?

· How can a Leader shift an organizational culture from negative to positive?

· Please provide an examples of Positive Leadership.

REQUIREMENTS:

All assignments must be typed and reflective of graduate work.

1 This is an individual assignment and as such, you must not give help or receive help from another student or individual.

2 This assignment is generally 6-8 total pages in length.  

3 Each time an assignment is emailed, include the following information:

·       Assignment number and title,

·       Student’s name,

·       Course:  MGT5670.E1

APA format is required.  If you require information about how to cite using APA, please refer to:


www.apastyle.org


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

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Running head: EARLY DEVELOPMENT CASE INTERVENTION ANALYSIS 1

EARLY DEVELOPMENT CASE INTERVENTION ANALYSIS 11

Early Development Case Intervention Analysis: Case Study of Samuel

Learner’s Name

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University

PSY-FPX6015: Lifespan Development

Faculty Name

October, 2018 Comment by Author: Excellent format on your title page.

Early Development Case Intervention Analysis: Case Study of Samuel

Samuel is an 18-month-old infant who lives in the state of New York. His parents, Mateo and Eliza, state that he has always been an alert infant. Their extended families visit them frequently. During these visits, Samuel exhibits positive behavior in the form of laughing and cooing.

In recent times, Samuel’s behavior has begun to trouble his parents. Samuel has been growing very restless at the slightest hint of a caregiver moving away from him. He exhibits mixed signals when engaging with his mother. Samuel seems to want attention, but as soon as he is attended to, he grows resistant and appears anxious. Additionally, his sleep patterns have become increasingly erratic. His behavior has proven difficult for his mother, who is underweight and struggles to feed him or tend to him for extended periods of time.

Attachment theory, proposed by John Bowlby, posits that infants need a nurturing relationship with a caregiver or multiple caregivers to develop into healthy adults (Zeanah, Berlin, & Boris, 2011). The theory is used to explain Samuel’s restless behavior. Interventions that mitigate the causes of his behavior are suggested based on this explanation. Comment by Author: These two sentences constitute your thesis. It would strengthen your thesis to name the attachment style, and to call out the interventions you plan to discuss.

Present Challenges and Primary Issues

Bowlby defined attachment as “a strong disposition to seek proximity to and contact with a specific figure and to do so in certain situations, notably when frightened, tired or ill” (as cited in Zeanah et al., 2011, p. 819). Individuals develop their attachment behavioral systems during infancy. These systems are the means through which individuals explore and attempt to be near figures that make them feel secure (Zeanah et al, 2011). Comment by Author: This is perfect APA format for a direct quote.

Infants display attachment behavior in either of two ways; they express their pleasure of being in proximity to the attachment figure through behavior such as smiling and vocalizing or they express displeasure at being separated from the attachment figure through behavior such as crying (Cassidy, 2016). Although it is not uncommon for a child to develop multiple attachments, there is a limit to the number of attachment figures to he or she can get attached (Cassidy, 2016). In Samuel’s case, it is possible that he has developed bonds with not only his parents, who are his primary caregivers, but also with the numerous relatives who frequently visit him. The constant presence of multiple attachment figures might make the infant more dependent on the people around him for a sense of security. Thus, he constantly needs to be attended to by a caregiver, or else he feels insecure and exhibits negative behavior.

Samuel exhibits displeasure at the slightest suggestion of an attachment figure moving away from him. His parents have understood this to mean that he is either hungry or needs to be held. However, he appears unresponsive when they attempt to feed him or engage with him. This is characteristic of the anxious/ambivalent attachment style. An infant with this attachment style who is experiencing distress will sometimes passively reject comfort or even respond aggressively to his or her caregiver. Additionally, he or she may appear suspicious of strangers (Amani, 2016). In response to the distress, the infant will maximize the expression of his or her attachment needs—the child will cry inconsolably, scream, or act aggressively.

If Samuel’s attachment relationship is not made more secure in the long run, he can, as an adult, develop disorders that center on the negative representations he will develop of himself and on his misperception of threats in the environment (Stovall-McClough & Dozier, 2016). Additionally, recent studies have shown that infants who exhibit an anxious attachment style are at a high risk of psychological issues such as depression and aggressive behavior (Amani, Majzoobi, & Fard, 2017; Amani, 2016). Samuel may also experience difficulties in regulating his emotions because of the distress he is experiencing. In infants, self-regulation refers to the capacity to maintain states that are positive and to manage states that are negative. A failure to develop self-regulation can lead to psychopathology (Noe, Schluckwerder, & Reck, 2015). Samuel requires a secure base from which he can explore the world and develop his capacities to engage with it. During these explorations, he will inevitably experience stressful situations. However, he can become more self-reliant if he receives support from his caregivers in the form of their protective behavior. This behavior will comfort him and give him the confidence to continue to explore (Zeanah et al., 2011). His development is dependent on the capacity of his caregivers to meet his needs.

However, Samuel’s mother, Eliza, is struggling to cope with the demands of her role as a caregiver. She has poor physical health, and she seems to be hesitant to engage with her child. Both factors might be influenced by her sleep patterns, which have inevitably become erratic while tending to Samuel. A study has shown a strong correlation between the amount of sleep a mother gets and the quality of caregiving she can provide to her child (Hairston, Solnik-Menilo, Deviri, & Handelzalts, 2016). Further, her being underweight can potentially impact Samuel’s physical health and development. The macronutrient content of a mother’s breast milk is dependent on her body mass index. Considering Eliza’s low body mass index, Samuel might require supplements or some other measure to ensure that he receives the appropriate amount of nutrition (Mangel, Mimouni, Feinstein-Goren, Lubetzky, Mandel, & Marom, 2017). Comment by Author: This is good supporting information. Elaborating on this study will help give your readers a clearer idea of the quality of the research and what was found that supports your assertion.

Individual and Cultural Differences

Samuel’s development is not influenced by just the attachment relationship that he shares with his primary caregivers. Samuel was born into a lower middle class Latino family that resides in a multicultural space. These identity markers are indicative of the social system or the network of relationships within which his attachment relationship exists (Keller, 2017). This network comprises the behaviors and circumstances created by the social, economic, and cultural settings into which he was born.

Mateo’s limited involvement in caregiving activities is reflective of a larger trend of paternal involvement in caregiving among low-income, but educated, groups in the United States (Leavell, Tamis-LeMonda, Ruble, Zosuls, & Cabrera, 2012). Mateo’s involvement is even more of a necessity in light of Eliza’s physical and mental health. She is underweight, and this might have had an impact on the amount of nutrition her infant received during his first few months. Her sleep patterns have become erratic as a result of Samuel’s behavior, so she may not be getting the required amount of sleep. Additionally, she exhibits symptoms that suggest that she might be suffering from postpartum depression. Her low spirits, hesitance to engage with her infant, and her being upset at not sharing a stronger bond with her infant might all be signs of struggle with the mental illness. Postpartum depression has been associated with slow infant weight gain and minor health problems (Gress-Smith, Luecken, Lemery-Chalfant, & Howe, 2012). If she is suffering from postpartum depression, Samuel’s physical health is significantly at risk.

Interventions

Eliza might begin to feel distant from Samuel or find herself resenting him for his demanding and confusing behavior. First, she is unable to tend to him as much as is expected of her because of her poor health. Second, his responses to her are confusing, and, as his mother, she expects them to share a stronger bond than the one they currently share. Both factors can cause her to withdraw from Samuel.

One intervention is to increase the involvement of Samuel’s father, Mateo, in caregiving. Although his involvement in caregiving is limited, paternal involvement in caregiving among Latinos tends to be higher than among other ethnic groups because of the cultural value of familismo, or commitment to one’s family (Leavell et al., 2012). This value can be encouraged, and he can receive training on how to perform caregiving activities. In this way, he can share caregiving duties with Eliza. Studies have shown that support for the mother and the quality of caregiving for the infant can be improved significantly by providing supportive training to the father (Bostanabad, Areshtanab, Balila, Jafarabadi, & Ravanbakhsh, 2017). The demands placed on Eliza with regard to her caregiving role will be reduced, and Samuel will have a stable attachment relationship with two attachment figures. This will help improve the development of his self-regulation.

A second intervention that can mitigate the problems posed in this case study can be to provide support to the parents to cope with the pressures that their restless infant has placed on them. Ideally, the type of attachment relationship shared between Eliza and Samuel must be identified. This is generally tested using the Strange Situation Procedure wherein the child and mother are separated for a period of time before being reunited. Their interactions are observed by a psychologist, who then determines their attachment relationship so as to propose ways to improve it (Zeanah et al., 2011). Eliza must also be tested for depression to assess her mental health. Based on the results of these two tests, child–parent psychotherapy can be used to support Eliza’s relationship with her infant. The goal of child–parent psychotherapy is to improve the emotional communication between a parent and his or her child. Although largely unstructured, the intervention relies on exploring connections between the early childhood experiences of the parents and their current perceptions and feelings toward their children. Additionally, over the course of a session, the daily difficulties faced by the parents and the pressures of their culture are explored (Zeanah et al., 2011).

A third intervention, referred to as video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting (VIPP), trains the parents to recognize the signs their infant is displaying so that they can respond appropriately. This intervention involves recording the interaction between parents and their infants during the process of caregiving. The video is then played back to the parents so that they may become aware of their behavior as caregivers. The parents are trained to observe and identify signals displayed by their infants that indicate needs for food or affection. This intervention has proven highly effective in making mothers more sensitive to their infants’ communications (Cassibba, Castoro, Costantino, Sette, & van IJzendoorn, 2015).

Conclusion

Samuel’s case study represents two primary issues. First, the attachment style he shares with his primary caregivers is anxious/ambivalent. Second, his mother, the primary caregiver, is struggling to meet the demands he is placing on her. She is physically weak because of her low body mass index, and she struggles to keep up with feeding and tending to him. An intervention to address this is child–parent psychotherapy, which involves the parent and the child in an unstructured interaction that attempts to boost emotional communication. Alternative interventions such as training the parents to understand their child’s signals and training the father to take on more of a caregiving role might also reap benefits.

References Comment by Author: You have strong references. Your References page format looks very good!

For library database retrieved articles, you do not include the URL since a reader with no access to the library could retrieve it from that URL. Simply include the doi number if there is one.

If it is from an open source, then include the URL.

Amani, R. (2016). Mother-infant attachment styles as a predictor of aggression. Journal of Midwifery & Reproductive Health, 4(1), 506–512.

Amani, R., Majzoobi, M. R., & Fard, S. A. (2017). Mother-infant attachment style as a predictor of depression among female students. Journal of Midwifery & Reproductive Health, 5(1), 834–841. http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/4368/1/JMRH_Volume%205_Issue%201_Pages%20834-841.pdf

Bostanabad, M. A., Areshtanab, H. N., Balila, M., Jafarabadi, M. A., & Ravanbakhsh, K. (2017). Effect of a supportive-training intervention on mother-infant attachment. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 27(6).

Cassibba, R., Castoro, G., Costantino, E., Sette, G., & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2015). Enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security with video feedback: An exploratory study in Italy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(1), 53–61.

Cassidy, J. (2016). The nature of the child’s ties. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (3rd ed., pp. 3–24).

Gress-Smith, J. L., Luecken, L. J., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Howe, R. (2012). Postpartum depression prevalence and impact on infant health, weight, and sleep in low-income and ethnic minority women and infants. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(4), 887-893.

Hairston, I. S., Solnik-Menilo, T., Deviri, D., & Handelzalts, J. E. (2016). Maternal depressed mood moderates the impact of infant sleep on mother–infant bonding. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 19(6), 1029–1039.

Keller, H. (2017). Culture and development: A systematic relationship. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(5), 833–840.

Leavell, A. S., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Ruble, D. N., Zosuls, K. M., & Cabrera, N. J. (2012). African American, white and Latino fathers’ activities with their sons and daughters in early childhood. Sex Roles, 66(1-2), 53-65.

Mangel, L., Mimouni, F. B., Feinstein-Goren, N., Lubetzky, R., Mandel, D., & Marom, R. (2017). The effect of maternal habitus on macronutrient content of human milk colostrum. Journal of Perinatology, 37(7), 818–821.

Noe, D., Schluckwerder, S., & Reck. C. (2015). Influence of dyadic matching of affect on infant self-regulation. Psychopathology, 48(3), 173–183.

Stovall-McClough, K. C. & Dozier, M. (2016). Attachment states of mind and psychopathology in adulthood. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (3rd ed., pp. 715–738).

Zeanah, C. H., Berlin, L. J., & Boris, N. W. (2011). Practitioner review: Clinical applications of attachment theory and research for infants and young children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52(8), 819–833.

Appendix Comment by Author: You have provided good detail and relevant information for your case study. Well done!

Samuel is an 18-month-old boy who was born to Eliza and Mateo Martin. The young Latino parents are 23 and 25 years old respectively. All three of them live in the state of New York. The Martin family hails from a middle-class background and lives in a neighborhood of people of different ethnicities. Both Eliza and Mateo’s extended families live nearby and visit them often. During these visits, Samuel is showered with affection, and he often responds to their attention with laughter and cooing. He remains alert throughout the duration of these family visits.

Samuel’s parents state that he has always been an alert baby and is always reaching for an adult if there is one around. This has not been a cause for concern for his parents in the past, but recently, he has been responding negatively to the slightest movement of a caregiver away from him. He displays signals such as crying and reaching for a caregiver. His parents have understood this to mean that he wishes to be held or fed. However, when he is held or when Eliza attempts to feed him, he is unresponsive or seems afraid. This is particularly difficult for Eliza to accept as Samuel, being her first child, is someone she expects to have a strong bond with. She struggles to understand what her infant wants. Additionally, his sleep patterns have grown erratic, and Mateo notes that he seems to sleep less than the recommended number of hours.

Eliza is underweight and finds herself feeling weak and in pain after feeding him. She has been attempting to wean him off breast milk as much as possible. However, his restless behavior has made it difficult for her to reduce his feeding time as he is constantly in need of attention, and she understands this to mean that he desires to be fed. She appears to be hesitant to engage with him and has been in low spirits lately. Given that Mateo spends a significant part of the day working, Eliza takes care of Samuel by herself. Mateo claims that, lately, Eliza has become quieter and Samuel has become more active than usual. The parents are trying to find a way to ensure that Samuel is calmer and more cooperative.

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Required Assessment – Benchmarking and Quality Improvement Paper HL 400

Description (Course Guide)

As part of any quality improvement process, healthcare organizations will gather data from both internal and external sources to use for comparison to their own data. This process is known as benchmarking. Leaders use benchmarking to learn where an organization is performing well against its peers, and where it needs improvement. In this 8-10 page (not including cover sheet, abstract, or reference list) APA-formatted paper, students will compare and contrast the internal and external benchmarks used by healthcare organizations for any quality improvement initiative. As part of this compare and contrast exercise, students must discuss the value of benchmarking in a healthcare organization and how this process may be used to improve access to and quality of healthcare. A minimum of eight (8) professional references must be included. References should be less than five years old in order to reflect current information.

Grading Components *

% of
Grade *

Below Standard

Approaching Standard

At Standard

Exceeds Standard

APA style (citations/reference list)

15

Fails to cite and reference sources to support ideas. Paper is not in proper APA format. The majority of the resources are more than five years old.

Attempts to cite and reference credible and/or relevant sources, appropriate to the discipline, to support ideas. Portions of paper are in proper APA format. Several of the resources are more than five years old.

Almost always cites and references credible and/or relevant sources, appropriate to the discipline to support ideas. Most of the paper, including the reference list, is in proper APA format. Most of the resources are less than five years old.

Always cites and references credible and/or relevant sources, appropriate to the discipline, to support ideas. Includes more than the required number or resources. APA formatting throughout the paper is flawless. Nearly all of the resources are less than five years old.

Style and Mechanics

20

Contains spelling, punctuation, and/or grammatical errors, so understanding is difficult. Contains numerous awkward or ungrammatical sentences, and sentence structure is simple or monotonous. Misuses words, or uses words that are too vague and abstract or too personal and specific for the topic. Student is more than one-page short of the minimum page requirement

Contains spelling, punctuation, and/or grammatical errors which may temporarily confuse the reader, but does not generally impede the overall understanding. Sentence structure generally correct but may be wordy, unfocused, repetitive, or confusing. Uses relatively vague or general words and sometimes inappropriate words. Paper is not in the third person throughout. Student is one-page short of the minimum page requirement.

Contains minimal spelling, punctuation, and/or grammatical errors that not impede understanding. Sentences generally clear, well structured, and focused. Generally uses words accurately and effectively, but sometimes may be too general. Paper is in the third person throughout. Students meets the minimum page requirement.

Entirely free of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Sentences are varied, clearly structured, carefully focused, and fits assignment’s purpose and audience. Words chosen for their precise meaning and an appropriate level of specificity is used. Paper is written in the third person throughout. Student exceeds the minimum page requirement.

Compare and Contrast

30

Student does not compare and contrast internal and external benchmarks.

Student attempts to compare and contrast internal and external benchmarks. Comparison is vague, incomplete, or inaccurate.

Student compares and contrasts internal and external benchmarks. Comparison is clear, complete, and accurate.

Student compares and contrasts internal and external benchmarks. Student provides numerous examples that are backed up by research.

Value and Use

35

Student does not discuss the value of benchmarking in a healthcare organization and how this process may be used to improve access to and quality of healthcare.

Student attempts to discuss the value of benchmarking in a healthcare organization and how this process may be used to improve access to and quality of healthcare. Student’s discussion is vague, incomplete, or inaccurate.

Student discusses the value of benchmarking in a healthcare organization and how this process may be used to improve access to and quality of healthcare. Student’s discussion is clear, complete, and accurate.

Student discusses the value of benchmarking in a healthcare organization and how this process may be used to improve access to and quality of healthcare. Student provides numerous examples that are backed up by research.

Total

100

 

 

 

 


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Answers should be 5-7 sentences. Sources should be cited and listed at the end. No plagiarism

1. Explain the difference between descriptive and inferential statistical methods and give an example of how each could help you draw a conclusion in the real world.

2. You would like to determine whether eating before bed influences sleep patterns. List each step you would take to conduct a statistical study on this topic and explain what you would do to complete each step. Then, answer the questions below.

· What is your hypothesis on this issue?

· What type of data will you be looking for?

· What methods would you use to gather information?

· How would the results of the data influence decisions you might make about eating and sleeping?

3. A company that sells tea and coffee claims that drinking two cups of green tea daily has been shown to increase mood and well-being. This claim is based on surveys asking customers to rate their mood on a scale of 1–10 after days they drink/do not drink different types of tea. Based on this information, answer the following questions:

· How would we know if this data is valid and reliable?

· What questions would you ask to find out more about the quality of the data?

· Why is it important to gather and report valid and reliable data?

4. Identify two examples of real-world problems that you have observed in your personal, academic, or professional life that could benefit from data driven solutions. Explain how you would use data/statistics and the steps you would take to analyze each problem. You may also choose topics below (or examples from the weekly content) to help support your response:

· Productivity at work.

· Financial decisions and budgeting.

· Health and nutrition.

· Political campaigns.

· Quality testing in products.

· Human resource policies.

· Algorithms for programming/coding.

· Accounting & financial policies.

· Crime reduction and trends.

· Environmental protection / Emergency preparedness.

5. How does analyzing data on these real-world problems aid in problem-solving and drawing conclusions? Be sure to note the value and benefits of data-driven decision-making.

6. Find an example of data in the news or on social media.. If you find your data in an online source, please include the link to the source. Describe the type of data in your example, and what questions you have around the validity of the data. Is there anything misleading or unclear about the way the data is presented?(5-7 sentences)

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 Start by finding an online open source presentation program that competes with Microsoft’s PowerPoint.  Create a short presentation with enough pages to be able to compare that program with PowerPoint. Give your thoughts about the plusses and minuses of the program you found along with a hyperlink to where you found it.  Discuss your findings by comparing and contrasting the two presentation programs. You are not required to include the presentation you created, however, if you do, it is perfectly acceptable. 

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Name: ___________________________________

Response to Stressful Experiences Scale

The following statements describe how some individuals may think, feel, or act during and after the most stressful events in life. Please indicate (with a √) how well each of these statements describes you during and after life’s most stressful events.


Exactly

like me


Not at all

like me

During and after life’s most stressful events, I tend to…

4

3

2

1

0

1. … take action to fix things.

X

2. … not give up trying to solve problems I think I can solve.

X

3. … find a way to do what’s necessary to carry on.

X

4. … pray or meditate.

X

5. … face my fears.

X

6. … find opportunity for growth.

X

7. … calm and comfort myself.

X

8. … try to “recharge” myself before I have to face the next challenge.

X

9. … see it as a challenge that will make me better.

X

10. … look at the problem in a number of ways.

X

11. … look for creative solutions to the problem.

X

12. … put things in perspective and realize I will have times of joy and times of sadness.

X

13. … be good at determining which situations are changeable and which are not.

X

14. … find meaning from the experience.

X

15. … find strength in the meaning, purpose, or mission of my life.

X

16. … know I will bounce back.

X

17. … expect that I can handle it.

X

18. … learn important and useful life lessons.

X

19. … understand that bad things can happen to anyone, not just me.

X

20. … lean on my faith in God or a higher power.

X

21. … draw upon lessons learned from failures and past mistakes.

X

22. … practice ways to handle it better next time.

X

Total your score for each column

Add all column totals together to provide your final score

Johnson, D. C., Polusny, M. A., Erbes, C., King, D., King, L., Litz, B., Schnurr, P., Friedman, M., and Southwick, S. (2008).

The Response to Stressful Experiences Scale (RSES). VA National Center for PTSD.

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Company Picnic

Rosa King

MGT-312-OL01

Professor Cleveland





Company Picnic

Introduction:

I have chosen this annual picnic plan for the organization because I have some experience in arranging picnics and hangout events for different organizations. The budget for this project is 100,000, and a minimum of 350 people are expected to attend this annual picnic. There will be many phases in this project, and we will discuss everything related to this project. (Mavi, 2018)

Theme:

This pandemic situation had a negative impact on most of us. So, the theme should be following healthy habits and healthy eating. At the picnic, we will encourage the participants to do healthy activities and eat healthy food. This theme will help the company introduce a culture among its employees to maintain a work-life balance as healthy activities will lead to a happy mind.

Date:

The date I have selected whenever the long weekend holiday is happening in the next six months. Memorial Day, May 30, is the best in the next six months as it’s a public holiday on Monday because of Memorial Day, in line with Saturday and Sunday. So, Sunday, May 29 will be the date for this Picnic event.

Location:

The most suitable location for this picnic event will be a resort beside the lake where water sports activities can be done and a lot of playing space for the kids as well. The natural environment is also very important. The location should be far away from the hustle of city life. A peaceful environment will boost the modes of the participants as well.

Adequate Entertainment:

A lot of sports activities and competitions have been planned for the participant, and water sports activities are for the adults and running, and entertainment competitions are planned for the kids accompanying their parents. This will make the event a perfect family outing.

Menu:

The Menu will consist of mainly healthy options to promote our healthy theme for the event. Most of the food consists of healthy products like fruits and keto-related dishes on the menu, but there will be Bar BQ for the adults as well as Bar BQ is considered an essential part of family gatherings or picnic events.

Employee Voting:

Keeping in mind the theme of the whole event, there will be voting for the menu options, and all of the employees are encouraged to take part in the voting.

Games and Activities:

As this location is a resort beside the lake, water sports activities like boating, jet ski, blow-and-go parachute, and other activities and for the kids, the activities should include running competition, sports like football and stickball.

Party Gifts:

Party gifts will be a very positive addition to this event as they will motivate the families of the employees to participate in the next events as well. Small prizes for the kids who win different competitions of kids like race and climbing competitions and there will be some gifts for those who lost the competition as well. And for the adults, there will be a participation gift for everyone, and employees who participate with families will be given a decoration piece for their homes, and those who participate alone will be given a wristwatch or a shirt as a participation gift. (Mavi, 2018)

Attendance rate of management:

The attendance rate of management is low, so they will be encouraged more than any other department to participate in this annual picnic event, and they will be given some relaxation from work to motivate them.

Equipment and marketing:

Lakeside resorts have all the equipment available at their disposal, so all the equipment needed for all the activities can be rented on the spot from the resort, and marketing material for the event will be good and catchy flyers which will be delivered to all the employees.


Budget

Location:

The first and the most consuming part of this whole project is the location, and booking a good and peaceful resort with all the facilities will be expensive. The total budget of 100,000, and at least 50 percent of that budget will be invested in location. So, 50,000 will be allocated to the location.

Menu:

The second part, while distributing the budget, will go the Menu and healthy food along with BBQ will cost more money, but the budget is limited to 100,000 with a 5% contingency fund. So, the budget allocation for the food will be 30,000 as the expected number of guests will be around 350. (Ansah, 2018)

Activities:

Most of the water sports activities will be paid under the resort budget as all of these activities will be included in the budget of the resort, and some other activities like kid’s competitions will cost around 5,000. Other Adult activities and competitions will also cost around 5,0000, and the equipment rented for the event will cost around 5,000 as well, so the remaining budget is 5,000 apart from the contingency fund. (Ploder, 2020)

Gifts:

So, 5,000 is our remaining budget, and we have to buy gifts and prizes for all the participants, who can cost around 15,000 to 20,000 dollars. Instead of buying reasonable products as gifts for the employees, because of the shortage of the budget, we will be forced to buy cheap products as gifts for the employees.

Conclusion:

The number of employees who are expected to participate in this event is 350 out of 500, and the management team is more than encouraged to participate in this event. If they participate with full capacity, then it will be very difficult for the project manager to run this project in this limited budget. The event and the requirements can not be fulfilled in this budget as the shortfall will be around 10,000 dollars to 20,000. So, to complete this project successfully, the budget should be increased up to 120,000, and the contingency fund should be at 10% of the total budget.


References

Mavi, R. K., & Standing, C. (2018). Critical success factors of sustainable project management in construction: A fuzzy DEMATEL-ANP approach. Journal of cleaner production194, 751-765.

Ansah, R. H., & Sorooshian, S. (2018). 4P delays in project management. Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management.

Ploder, C., Dilger, T., & Bernsteiner, R. (2020). A Framework to Combine Corporate Budgeting with Agile Project Management. In Software Engineering (Workshops).

Liberatore, M. J., & Titus, G. J. (1983). The practice of management science in R&D project management. Management Science29(8), 962-974.

Shujat, S. S. (2011). Effects of Recreational and Entertainment Activities on Employees Job Satisfaction: A Case Study. IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS)7(1).

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Write a 1-2 page response/answer (Times New Roman; 12-pt font; double space) to the question below. Please use proper grammar skills, including APA style. This essay focuses on material from the question below and the information provided in Chapter #14. These will be submitted to turnitin.com so please be sure you cite all sources and use your own words (supported by resources when needed) when writing.

Question:

How do you explain the use of countertrade? Under what scenarios might its use increase further by 2020? Under what scenarios might its use decline?

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Write a critical analysis (aka Annotative Bibliography) on anything related to Chapter #15 – Global Production and Supply Chain Management  along with an analysis of the major thesis and a statement about the article that is related to it. You should point out the strengths and weaknesses of both; the methodology; and the philosophy of the resource in the critical analysis. Be sure to focus on the topic/issue of what the assignment asks for. Each critical analysis should be four to five paragraphs of analysis in APA format, 12-pt font, Times New Roman or Verdana font, double-spaced. Please be sure to submit the article or a working url link when you submit it for grading (Please be sure to see example below).

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Company Picnic Estimated Costs

Rosa King

MGT-312

Saint Leo University

Introduction:

To calculate the total estimated cost of the whole Picnic, we need to look at the start of the Picnic till the end of the Picnic. And consider every small detail to estimate the cost of the Picnic accurately. The estimated cost of the project depends on the total number of employees who are coming to the Picnic. The more participants, the more it will cost. 

Work Package Estimate:

It includes the estimated cost of safety preparation, games and activities, employee voting, and party gifts.

Safety preparation: safety preparation includes water, bug spray, sunblock, body wipes, and trash bags. Water is the most important element, and it should be bought in good quantity because after the sports activities the participants will need a good amount of water and the estimated cost of water will be 500 dollars. Bug spray is the need of the time as the Picnic will be held at the lake in a forest where there will be a huge quantity of bugs, so bug spray should be bought in bulk quantity, and the estimated cost will be 600 dollars. Sunblock cream is also important, and the estimated cost of the sunblock will be 700 dollars. Body wipes will cost around 300 dollars/ As there will be around 350 participants so, there will be a good amount of trash, and to collect that trash, we need around 30 trash bags which will cost us around 30 dollars. 

Games and activities: For games and activities for both adults and kids we need some equipment and for adults’ water sports equipment will be needed which will cost around 5000 dollars, and for kid’s games activities of football and stickball the sports equipment will cost around 1000 dollars.

Food: After the employees vote on food items, the cooking equipment and material we need are dishes, Bar BQ, and sauces with vegetables and fruits as well as cookies for kids, and the whole food section of the Picnic will cost around 30000 dollars. 

Party gifts: After the Picnic finishes the management has decided to give its employees some part gifts and the gift will cost around 7000 dollars. 

Estimates for Supplies or Materials: 

The estimated cost for all the supplies and materials for 350 employees who are participating in the picnic events can go up to 70,000, including all the food and all the food items bought by the management, including party gifts.

Estimates for Vendors and Procurement activity:

All the procurement activities are done by the staff hired for the Picnic, and vendors are needed to provide the equipment for activities. The total estimated cost for the vendors and procurement activities will be around 20,000 dollars.

Estimated for Risk or Unknown activities:

The estimated cost for risk should be between 5000 dollars to 10000 dollars as an emergency event can happen because a lot of employees are involved in this Picnic, and the management should make an emergency fund to pay for any risk. The risk of injury or breaking down of any equipment is medium to high, so the estimated cost for risk should be high, and the good estimate will be 10000 dollars. 

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Unit 5-7: FDI Inflow Analysis

Introduction

Foreign direct investment (FDI) contributes to the growth of national economies and provides emerging and developing economies with greater access to capital, technology, and manpower. This is an opportunity to analyze the inflows/outflows of foreign direct investments in Asia. This is an individual assignment.

Requirements

· The report must adhere to the APA writing style.

· Narrative submissions are prepared consistent with the APA Manual and include a title and reference page.

· Submissions that are required to be presented in a table, PowerPoint, or Excel format and whose content requires appropriate support from credible or scholarly sources, must be properly in-text cited and listed in a reference page consistent with the APA Manual.

· There is no minimum number of references that need to be utilized to support the completion of this assignment; however, it is generally understood that any good country analysis will incorporate the appropriate quality and quantity of scholarly sources to support any suppositions and recommendations.

· The report should demonstrate higher level cognitive processing (analysis and evaluation), which is essential for someone in any industry, as business decisions affect all levels and stakeholders within the organization.

Resources

· Summerfield, R. (2018, April). 
Assessing global FDI flows (Links to an external site.)
. Retrieved from https://www.financierworldwide.com/assessing-global-fdi-flows/#.W2oB19JKgdU 

Directions

This is an individual assignment. Report on your research of FDI inflows/outflows across the globe and within the Asian Continent. Appropriate graphs and/or tables should be provided to support your report. Utilize APA format.

1. Conduct a literature review to compare and contrast global foreign direct investment inflows received by Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Note: Middle Eastern countries include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan, etc.

Everything in red needs to be added to the word document.

2. Initial Post

0. Discuss the different factors that can attract inflows of FDI to Asia.

1. Based on your research, suggest the top five countries worldwide that receive the most FDI.

2. Based on your research, suggest the top five countries in Asia that receive the most FDI from other advanced countries 

3. Discuss why these Asian countries are leading in FDI inflows from other advanced countries.

4. Conclude your report with high-level observations about FDI inflows between Asia and the world, and Asia and the Middle East.

5. Draw tables/figures where necessary.

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As you conclude your time in this class: 

1. What is it that you thought you knew that has now somehow changed or was re-thought/re-conceived? 

1. Has your opinion of religion been affected and if so, how?  If not, why? 

1. Open question.  What would you like to conclude with? 

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Unit 6: Discovery Research

Introduction

This discovery research is an opportunity to research the opportunities for trade between Asian and Western cultures.

Directions

1. Conduct a literature review and then share your discoveries in the discussion. Let the discussion scope guide  your discovery research. You are required to have at least three resources. 

2. Initial post

0. Investigate the differences in business culture of Asian and Western cultures. How would you describe the Asian culture? 

1. Compare the low context Western culture to the high context Asian culture

2. Explain how the Asian and Western cultures affect business relationships between the regions. Use your analytical; integrative; problem-solving; and critical thinking skills to address your issues. 

3. Take on the role of a consultant and propose some persuasive recommendations to grow business relationships between Asian and Western countries.

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The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation and Its Impact on US Companies

Student’s Name

Instructor’s Name

Subject

Date

Introduction

The great resignation is the increased rate than the normal rate of workers who are quitting their jobs in United States that started in 2021 and continued even after the easing the severity of covid-19 pandemic using vaccination. The major cause of the great resignation could be the reduction in rate of unemployment and increase in creation of more jobs (Rosalsky, 2022). It is found that many people were able to realize the best working environment that fits them during the pandemic period and therefore decided to switch their jobs in case they find that their current jobs are not supporting their well-being. This has left most US companies on a dilemma as they do not know where to start and how to curb the problem thus affecting their operations and performance. Therefore, the project will focus on the great resignation and how it has impacted the Unite States’ companies (Cook, 2021).

Question 3 (Literature review and Implications)

Literature Review

Research done by Bureau of Labor Statistics (Fontinelle, 2022) shows that a total of forty-seven million Americans decided to quit their jobs in 2021. However much the rate of quitting jobs by employees is on the rise, each and every individual has his/her own reasons for doing so. Some of the findings that have been outlined earlier on the topic include: mistreatment during the Covid-19 made workers to quit their jobs at any found opportunity; those workers who earned low-wages are now in a position to earn more because of them changing the employers; those workers who were supposed to resign in 2020 decided to delay their decision of quitting until there was improvement in the job market; experiences gained during the pandemic led to reevaluation of life priorities by the workers; and finally, burnout also resulted to the great resignation as people are seeking more meaningful work which has more improved work-life balance (Lord et al., 2021).

Implications

This project will enable us know and identify those impacts that the great resignation is imposing on the US companies and the reasons why workers prefer quitting to staying. Also, the findings it will enable the companies realize their weaknesses that are resulting to higher rate of employees’ resignation. By this, the companies will strategize in order to prevent further resignations and improve the working environment for employees and thus will improve the companies’ operations and performance (Sheather et al., 2021).


Question 4: Research Design

During the research, the following methods will be used so that the research topic, aims and questions are answered successfully:

1. There will be provision of questionnaires to different emails of US companies so that they can give the answers to the questions that will be contained in the questionnaires.

2. Some of the mangers of those companies which are experiencing the great resignation will be interviewed so we are able to get first hand information and hear or see their reactions on the matter.

3. Surveys will be carried out to help in collecting data that will later be used for analysis.

4. I will make use of articles, social media and books as references when conducting the research for successful completion of the project (Fontinelle, 2022).

References

Cook, I. (2021). Who Is Driving The Great Resignation? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://hbr.org/2021/09/who-is-driving-the-great-resignation&ved=2ahUKEwjM-rDZj6L2AhXwhf0HHee2A4AQFnoECF0QAQ&usg=AOvVaw1jXqO6RmcDmzn1kiE5YOgg

Faccini, R. & Miles, R. (2021). The effects of the “Great Resignation” on labor market slack and inflation.

Fontinelle, A. (2022). The Great Resignation. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.investopedia.com/the-great-resignation-5199074&ved=2ahUKEwjM-rDZj6L2AhXwhf0HHee2A4AQFnoECCYQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2ig7QwnSP0VAhURNZP4yWz

Lord, J. D. & Cook, J. (2022). The ‘Great Resignation’ and how it can be turned into the ‘Great Reshuffle.’ Business Leader.

Rosalsky, G. (2022). The Great Resignation? More like The Great Renegotiation. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2022/01/25/1075115539/the-great-resignation-more-like-the-great-renegotiation&ved=2ahUKEwjM-rDZj6L2AhXwhf0HHee2A4AQFnoECDgQBQ&usg=AOvVaw3EuzlhtHBsgweTJDbtfuTL

Sheather, J. & Slattery, D. (2021). The great resignation- how do we support and retain staff already stretched to theuir limit? Bmj 375.

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Unit 6: Group Project – Report Part 2

Introduction

Continue working on your group project. Do not plagiarize an existing company’s global marketing plan. 

Utilize the group pages to interact and share information. Your instructor may reference these interactions during the peer evaluation. Elect a project manager, who will submit the report on behalf of the group. Include all group members’ names in the report.

Directions

Continue developing global marketing plan for your fictitious global company with the headings below.

I. SWOT Analysis

0. Internal Company Strengths and Weaknesses

1. External Market Opportunities and Threats

2. Implications of SWOT Analysis

II.  Recommended Marketing Strategy

0. Target Markets Identification and Segmentation Strategy

1. Market Positioning

2. Market Entry Strategy

III. Marketing Mix Strategies And Tactics

0. Product/Service and Branding Strategy

1. Place (Distribution) Strategy

2. Price Strategy Structure

3. Promotion Strategy

IV. Planning Budget

0. Detail a supporting budget that is essentially a projected profit-and-loss statement. It must show expected revenues (forecasted number of units sold and the average net price) and expected costs (of production, distribution, and marketing). The difference is the projected profit.

V. Implementation And Control

0. Outline the control that will be used to monitor progress and allow upper management to review implementation results and spot products/and or services that are not meeting their goals.

VI. Monitoring of Action Plan

0. Spell out how your marketing strategies will be turned into specific action programs that answer the following questions:

· what will be done?

· When will it be done?

· Who is responsible for doing it?

· How much will it cost?

VII. Implementation of Recommendations

0. Formalize the recommendations of your team final Project

VIII. Bibliography/References

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Amazon Global Corporation

Amazon is a great location to start a digital commerce business. With so many possibilities, it may be daunting for merchants to decide what things to offer. Online stores provide all popular brands and models, thus, comparing models online before buying is simple. Selling on Amazon has various benefits for merchants, including the possibility to produce more money than other online retailers. For instance, mobile phones, particularly Redmi, are popular commodities on Amazon in India (Amazon, 2021). Amazon has dominated the large online market portion for the supply of phones to the locals. In India, almost every man uses Intel Integrated Graphics to play virtual games but does not invest in GPUs (Khan, 2021). Indians, in our view, demand more for less, and a cheap mobile phone might provide a better gaming experience than a PC.

We have chosen India because the country has an economy that is developing swiftly in terms of the product (Kathuria et al., 2019). Indian consumers are purchasing pricier smartphones as the country transitions to life post-pandemic (Khan, 2021). As of July-August 2021, the average selling price for smartphones was $226, which is the highest it has ever been in India (Khan, 2021). In general, telecommunications and information technology have revolutionized our lives, particularly in the digital age. As India has become heavily reliant on smartphones, it’s currently the world’s second-largest smartphone economy. Yet, the United Nations reported a grim reality in 2010: India had more smartphones than restrooms (Kathuria et al., 2019). While the availability of domestic toilets has increased dramatically, the euphoria surrounding mobile phones has not. The average total of smartphone owners in India at the end of 2018 was 337 million, compared to 2.53 billion worldwide (Khan, 2021). One would think that the incredibly rapid rise in the number of low-cost smartphone models would dislodge the industry for feature phones.

References

Amazon. (2021). Who we are: Amazon. US About Amazon. Retrieved April 1, 2022, from https://www.aboutamazon.com/about-us

Hill, C. (2021). International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace (13th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

Kathuria, R., Kedia, M., & Bagchi, K. (2019, December 31). Competition Issues in India’s Mobile Handset Industry. Think Asia. Retrieved April 1, 2022, from https://www.think-asia.org/handle/11540/11318

Khan, D. (2021, October 25). Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indians are spending more on mobiles. The Economic Times. Retrieved April 1, 2022, from https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/coming-out-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-indians-are-spending-more-on-mobiles/articleshow/87246794.cms?from=mdr

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Questions

Question 1:


Please respond to the following:

·
Examine the concept of the time value of money in relation to corporate managers. Propose two methods in which time value of money can help corporate managers in general.


Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Question 2:

Please respond to the following:

· Determine whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term performance. Provide an example of the effect that supports your claim.

Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

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Unit 6: Lecture

https://youtu.be/0kgB4C6X4i0

It is vital, if you intend to have a successful business relationship with people of Asian background or culture, that you take the time to learn what the basic differences are between both cultures and what is the most effective way of communicating. There is no right and wrong culture – we are just different. It also does not mean that all people from a particular background operate with a high standard of ethics and principles any more than it means that every person from a particular cultural background are scoundrels and unethical.

Overall, the business culture of Asian people varies in a number of ways from Western culture. Asian countries are what are called high context cultures. In a high context culture, many things are left unsaid, letting the culture explain. Asians focus on building relationships in business. It’s important to know and trust someone before people from Asian countries are willing to enter into a business agreement or make business decisions. While, America is a low context culture and we are direct communicators. We get to the point and move quickly in business, even if we don’t know someone well.

Continue your literature review to master the cultural understanding of both cultures.

References

· Linda Selfe (April 7, 2015). Business Culture of Asia (Links to an external site.)
. Retrieved from https://www.asianentrepreneur.org/business-culture-of-asia/.

· Clise, A. (2013, April 16). Doing business in Asian countries (Links to an external site.)
. Retrieved from https://www.cliseetiquette.com/business-asian-countries/.

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Guideline for Online Retailing Comparison

Assignment:

1) Choose two competing retailers.

2) Visit the websites and smartphone apps of your chosen and approved retailers.

3) Analyze your observations in the areas below.

4) Write a report using the following format:

Your report should include the report title, your name and date.

1. Overview of the Retailers

Provide an overview of the retailers in the following areas:

· industry type (e.g., grocery business, department stores, apparel business, consumer electronics business),

· retailer type (Ch. 2), key

· merchandise categories, the website addresses.]

· Provide the following information for each retailer: location of the headquarters, names of CEO, CMO, and Chief Merchandising Officer, and annual sales in 2017 and 2018.

2. Comparison of Key Target Consumer Segments

* Demographic segmentation variables – Identify each retailer’s target consumer segments in terms of age, gender, income, and/or education.

* Psychographic segmentation variables – Identify each retailer’s target consumer segments in terms of social class, lifestyle, and/or personality.

* Behavioral segmentation variables – Identify each retailer’s target consumer segments in terms of occasions, benefits sought, use status, usage rate, and/or loyalty status.

3. Comparison of Ease of Navigation

* Website experience – Describe and compare your experiences of visiting the retailers’ websites using a computer.

* Describe and compare your experiences of visiting the retailers’ websites

using a smartphone or mobile device. Please include which type of mobile device was used and which browser was used.

(In both above tasks, it is important to notate website structure and layout, graphics used, colors used and availability/location of navigational tabs.)

· App experience – download apps and explore them. Describe and compare user experiences. (Notate ease of use, navigational ability, use or color and graphics.)

4. Comparison of Merchandise

* Compare the retailers in the following areas: types of product categories available on the websites, variety, and assortment levels.

5. Comparison of Product Presentation

* Describe how each retailer presents its products on its website. Be sure to include how the website presentation differs from the app presentation. What type of information is available? Note use of videos, product reviews and information.

6. Comparison of Prices

* Describe the pricing strategies and tactics that the retailers use on their websites. Use specific examples. Does pricing differ from website to app to retail store?

7. Comparison of Checkout Process

* Choose the same or similar products and go through checkout process until the last step (i.e., hitting the “BUY” button).]

* Describe the checkout processes in terms of number of checkout steps, information asked, account setup for first-time buyers, any suggested or recommended products, shipping and handling charges, and taxes.

8. Comparison of Customer Service

* Describe and compare customer service provided on the websites in terms of where and how to return products bought online, phone numbers to call, and email addresses for questions.

9. Recommendations for the Retailers

* Based on your analysis and the retailers’ target segments, provide

three recommendations for each of the retailers regarding in what areas their websites or apps need to improve and how.

Report & Format Guidelines:

· Choose retailers that you are genuinely interested in or that you want to know more about. You should only select product retailers (no restaurants).

· Although significant similarities should be mentioned in the report, the focus of this assignment should be on the differences of the two retailers in their online operations. Meaningful differences must be presented in each of Section 2 – 8.

· Do not include summaries from articles, reports, or research papers available on the Internet. Your report should include your personal subjective observations, analysis, and opinions regarding the retailers’ online operations.

· This is an individual assignment, not a group assignment.

· All parts of your report should be in one file. A multiple-file submission will not be accepted.

· The page limit for this assignment is 8-15 pages.

· Font size should not exceed 12pt.

· All pages should be double-spaced and numbered with one-inch margins on all sides.

· Writing style should be “business.” In business writing, clarity and brevity are very important. DO NOTwrite a memo-style report with lots of bullet points and incomplete sentences.

· Sloppy work will lower your grade. Correct any grammatical and syntax errors, typos, and inappropriate punctuations by proofreading multiple times.

· Do not afraid of using the service offered by the Writing Center on campus. I encourage every student to plan to use the service from the Writing Center for this assignment.

Areas for Point Deduction

A report that does not follow the above format will lose 70 points. In other words, an “essay” report without headings and subheadings will lose 70 points.

A report without specific examples in Section 3 – 8 will lose 10 points

per section.

A report with no or few applications of retailing concepts and terms will lose up to 50 points.

A report with more than five (5) typos or grammatical errors will lose 30 points.

A report without page numbers will lose 5 points.

A report submitted after the deadline will lose 50 points

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Unit 7: Discovery Research

Introduction

This discovery research is an opportunity to research the economic shifts in Asia.

Directions

1. Conduct a literature review and then share your discoveries in the discussion. Let the discussion scope guide your discovery research. You are required to have at least three resources. 

2. Initial post

0. Evaluate the evolving balance of economic power shift from the western countries to the Asian countries then explain the rationale of this shift by supporting your ideas with some examples.

1. Compare India and China to the United States

0. Identify the area in which USA is producing most of its educational outputs than China and India.

1. Discuss the relevance of the educational outputs in the three countries

2. Explain how the US educational output is incompatible with the jobs creation.

3. Evaluate if the shift will continue. Support your evaluation with evidence.

4. Debate the belief of the younger generations of Chinese and Indians in reference to the economic power shift.

5. Explain how the motivated generations will impact their economic growth; and their respective countries will become the United States of a few decades ago.

6. Analyze if these changes will test western nations true commitment to global and open trade.

7. Explain the challenges that China and India are facing even with their educational success. Give some benchmarks to support your ideas.

2. Take on the role of a consultant and propose persuasive recommendations to further inspire economic growth and reduce unemployment rates.

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Unit 7: Lecture

https://youtu.be/nZLklM3mS5w

Businesses investment in Asian countries must focus on how a host country’s political system impacts the economy as well as the particular firm and business. Firms need to assess the balance to determine how local policies, rules, and regulations will affect their business. Depending on how long a company expects to operate in a country and how easy it is for it to enter and exit, a firm may also consider assessing the country’s political risk and stability.

A company may ask several questions regarding a prospective country’s government to assess possible risks:

· How stable is the government? Is it a democracy or a dictatorship?

· If a new party comes into power, will the rules of business change dramatically?

· Is power concentrated in the hands of a few, or is it clearly outlined in a constitution or similar national legal document?

· Is there a well-established legal environment both to enforce policies and rules as well as to challenge them?

· How translucent is the government’s political, legal, and economic decision-making process?

While any country can, in theory, pose a risk in all of these factors, some countries offer a more stable business environment than others. In fact, political stability is a key part of government efforts to attract foreign investment to their country. Businesses need to assess if a country believes in free markets, government control, or heavy intervention (often to the benefit of a few) in industry. Historically, democratic governments have supported capitalism and authoritarian regimes have tended to utilize a state-controlled approach to managing the economy.

Continue to read about the topic to better understand the legal environment across countries within Asia.

Reference

· Saylor Academy. (2012). 2.2 Political and Legal Factors That Impact International Trade (Links to an external site.)
. Retrieved from https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_international-business/s06-02-political-and-legal-factors-th.html

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BMAL 560

Critical Analysis Assignment Instructions

Overview

This template is an alliterated mnemonic device for the critical analysis of information. The alliterated format is used to assist in ordering and recalling data relevant to a subject. It can be utilized from memory, if necessary, when presenting a speech, leading a discussion, sitting for an interview, or writing a paper. It can also be used as the foundation for a formal research paper, a speech, or some other forum, for example, such as a talk show interview

Instructions

The Critical Analysis Assignment utilizes a template that is a research tool that will enable you to have a workable command over a selected topic. It is designed to organize essential information in a logical and orderly array of categories, which can be amplified to any realistic degree. In order to complete this assignment, you will complete the Critical Analysis Template. The format, with explanations, is located in the Critical Analysis Explanation at the end of this document.

· Select a topic–Using your textbook’s table of contents as a guide, select a topic to research for the template. Choose a topic that is interesting to you and that may be useful and benefit you. It must, however, be directly relevant to this course’s content. Also, it MUST deal with a specific ethical, legal and business practice issue and not a broad philosophical category of thought. For instance, choosing the topic of “business ethics” is way, way too vague. You will provide your topic in the Quiz: Critical Analysis: Topic Selection.

· Length–After you supply the appropriate information under each heading, your work will probably be 3–6 pages; more than that will be cumbersome. The intent is to be concise and to provide the most relevant, highest quality information possible.

· References–When addressing “Publications,” a few web sites will be good to have, but the main idea is to have some resources that you could mention in an interview. For example, if someone was to ask you where more information could be obtained about your topic, you would be able to rattle off several books or journal articles and their authors. This would make you seem very knowledgeable about it (and hopefully, you would be).

· Formatting–Use APA format for your printed references. For each section in the template, items should be written in bullet point
format, not paragraph form. If need be, use a citation for each bullet point, unless information from a source is being used for more than one bullet point.

· Submission–Your assignment, when completed, should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Also, provide a cover sheet for your template with your name, BMAL 560 class name, class number, and section.

Critical Analysis Explanation

When conducting an analysis, every individual bullet item may not always apply, but the general assumption will be that every section will be addressed. A thorough investigation, however, will determine if this is the case, and if you are uncertain, then make the time to inteact with your professor about it well before the assignment is due. Responses should be concise – that is, to the point – and brief, but not so brief that utility is compromised.

PRINCIPLE:

· Provide a general statement of the subject, topic or concept.

· This may include a definition and/or a concise description, essential element or main idea. (What is the simplest or clearest way this can be expressed?

PRACTICE:

· Determine if this subject or topic would be classified under the generally accepted body of knowledge, conventional wisdom or practice.

· If not, what aspects may challenge traditional thinking?

· Is it considered fact, or opinion?

· If necessary, note whether or not the subject, topic or concept is a standard one, newly accepted or radical.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Plan

Institution

Name

Date

Introduction

In this paper, my main focus will be on the strategies for expanding my business plan on yoga that I started on a small scale. It is in my best interest as an entrepreneur to expand my business to be able to attract more customers to my business. The organization was previously made up of the chief executive, the manager, trainers, and the support staff (Dey et al., 2019). After critical analysis and the growth in the economy, it would be best if I expanded and re-branded my yoga studio to enable me and my organization to meet our objectives. The epic Yoga studio will be dedicated to providing the best services to the customers ensuring the best experiences through their practice and involvement in the studio

My strategy will be based on rebranding my Epic yoga studio by expanding my business by building more yoga classrooms for practice, adding more yoga varieties in the studio, employing more staff, and training the current staff to gain more experience to enable us to meet the demand or huge organization. In my studio, there will be services in the five yoga practices which include Bikram, Hatha, vinyasa, Kundalini, and Anusvara yoga (Dey et al., 2019). This is to ensure we are offering better and enough services the society requires including therapy centers. Expanding the studio will bring more opportunities to the community in terms of job creation and service provision.

The epic yoga studio will be providing products and services ranging from yoga classes, private lessons, therapy and rehabilitation, education of the members on healthy lifestyles, and boutiques. There will be dining places where food and drinks will be served to the customers before, during, and after the classes. The studio will be fitted and stocked with the latest yoga and exercise equipment to be able to give our customers the best experience during their time in our studio.

Mission

The epic Yoga studio’s mission is to inspire a healthier community by connecting people to the real adventure of exercise. By being essential to our customers by providing different products and services to help them achieve their aspirations.

Vision

To be always the desired place for great body relaxation and rehabilitation center complimentary exercise to the community and the global society.

Objectives

The Epic yoga studio’s objective is to provide the best quality of yoga experience to their customers and student that participate in yoga in our organization. By offering various variety of yoga, we focus I capturing a wider range of customers in our enterprise. Achieving sales requirements of the products we sell for yoga.

We focus on achieving and increasing our customer base by 25% by the end of the second year of operation Epic yoga focuses on increasing sales by 10% yearly to able the brand to expand and provide better and quality services to our customers. Boosting the retention rate of our customers by 85%

The Epic yoga studio through expansion of its services aims at opening training centers for the people who are interested in pursuing yoga-based careers to be trained and create a yoga-based practice community.

Through rebranding and expansion of our yoga studio, the community will get services based on therapy patients who will be able to benefit from our program. It is our aim to be able to build a faculty center that will provide services to the community with effects such as therapy for traumatized people by helping them take back control of their emotions.

Management Strategies

The Epic yoga studio in an attempt to capture the market practiced cross-cultural management strategies. This helps us in various ways in attracting staff members and customers. Cross-cultural management helped our organization in dealing with people from different cultures and backgrounds through transactions and interaction (Dey et al., 2019). The aspect of cross-cultural management has emerged due to the diversification in workplaces. with the evolution in the education castor and the widespread democratic policies across the world, the opening of borders to trading and marketing the workforce department has gained popularity across the globe.

Cross-cultural awareness as management may be realized through recruitment strategies employed by organizations. In these competitive markets having employees from different nationalities will show that your business is determined to see through the multicultural and inclusions are seen in your business and the environment, you bring to the market. The Epic yoga studio borrowed this strategy to help us capture the customer’s attention by bringing in diversity in terms of employment. Bringing different people to work together helps in marketing strategies (Dey et al., 2019).

The global market needs critical thinking organizations and leaders to be able to explore these opportunities we carried out research on how best we can find a better market for our business this enabled us to situate our business in a strategic position where it was easy to access the customers and provide easy accessibility to the customers.

The organization is focused on increasing the number of customer referrals by ensuring those who visit the studio have something to brag about in terms of customer service, handling, and delivery of service. The organization focused on yoga since this requires more attention to detail that will ensure the studio provides the best service possible to the customers. Yoga helps in relaxing and driving away from the negative energy that is why as an organization we are here to bring relief opportunities to our clients.

The epic yoga studio is well located and situated to provide easy access for the clients this is done by selecting the best environment conducive for yoga classes with premium nature treatment that energizes the client to take part in our yoga classes. Yoga is environmental and socially friendly it does not interfere with other people’s activities and routines. Being community-based it is acceptable and embraced by the community for its positive influence on the people and the client.

Marketing strategies

The organization is focused on executing its strategies through, marketing its activities to the local, international, and global markets. this can be done by; developing a website that will feature all the activities and products that are done by the Epic Yoga Studio. This generation is digitalized hence having a website is a good marketing strategy for our organization.

Creating adverts that pass the message to the audience, customers, and clients about the studio and what it brings to the community is crucial (De Pelsmacker et al., 2018). This can be done by putting up billboards that have information about our organization, the services we provide, the location of the studio, and the contacts to help the clients contact us.

Social media platforms offer the best marketing and promotion opportunities for the organization. Creating social media account with detail of the activities we partake in the organization helps in creating awareness of the open market (De Pelsmacker et al., 2018). creation of pop-up advertisements in browses also helps in broadening the organization’s name since this can be opened by anybody connected to the internet. the adverts can capture the attention of people hence development of interest to understand what it entails by so doing the organization is represented.

External environment

The threat s in our business would be competition from the well-established organization with the same agenda as our business. This also motivates us to be clinical and provide the best services for our clients. The government taxation can sometimes be high, this at times makes entrepreneurs walk away from business opportunities hence no development or growth. Customer certification can sometimes be a threat to the organization where the customer’s needs and expectations are not met this destroys the reputation of the organization hence, we lose customers.

The opportunities arise when the organization has solid strategies for the execution of its plan and producing high performance that impresses the clients and the society. The epic yoga studio is secure and has high-security standards that protect the clients from any attack within the organization’s boundary, there is client privacy and confidentiality to help the client maintain their low-profile status during their classes in the studio.

Organization policies.

The epic yoga studio has policies that help us operate transparency without discrimination. These policies protect the clients the staff and the organization from miss conduct and miss treatment during their time in the studio. The organization’s culture is diversity and equality, there is transparency and free flow of information thorn the management to the staff (Abaker et al., 2019). That relationship is open and no boundaries or power motivates workers or the management in mistreating each other. Teamwork is the spirit in our organization to foster productivity.

Employee involvement aims at increasing members of the organization into a decision that affects the organization’s well-being as well as its performance. This includes, Knowledge and skill set of employee training is identified as a critical component of workforce management. It is defined as a systematic process to foster the acquisition of skills, rules, concepts, or attitudes that result in an improved match between employee characteristics and employment requirements employee training could be defined as a planned effort by a company to help employees learn job-related knowledge, skills, and attitudes (Abaker et al., 2019). At Epic yoga studio our employees are trained in customer service and handling to provide the best experience for the customers.

The management practices servant leadership skills where Servant leaders should be aware of at all times. self-awareness is key to a leader. This helps in understanding the ethics, power, and value of an issue. They always have the inner serenity that guides them to acknowledge what is right and what is wrong. servant leaders should have empathy this is the ability to understand and feel remorseful for others when they are having hard times or facing a difficult situation (Abaker et al., 2019). Our management helps by influencing our fellow workers or employees by setting a good example where others can take concepts and ideas that will help them in the future. Leaders that are critical thinkers and are work and leadership-oriented tend to be effective through their performance guidance and leading by example can influence others to be better people at what they do currently or in the future.

We embrace diversity where the organization is not discriminative when it comes to giving opportunities to the client, or the employees. Equal treatment for all regardless of nationality, race, age, gender, or ethnicity. This strategy helps us gain more customers since there is unity within the institution.

The organization has a human resource management department that deals with organizational misconduct against individuals who are not compliant with the rules and regulations of the organization (Abaker et al., 2019). This helps us to be fair in our judgment and helps the organization in maintaining our reputation since we value equality and fairness for the client and employees.

Functions and services.

The organization focuses on yoga classes, therapy, and general exercise activities that serve a purpose in the community. Yoga classes are full-time and are scheduled to fit the time frame of the clients. Some well-educated instructors are capable of taking care of the client’s needs and ensuring their expectations are met for the five varieties of yoga. The classes take 1 hour 45 minutes intervals between them to ensure they cover all the activities that the instructor would have scheduled for the day.

Therapy sections are helpful for various reasons this may include patients with trauma experiences, military rehabilitation for those who were injured during battles, therapy for people with poor eating behaviors, and the people who need counseling on their daily experiences. This section has skilled and professional doctors, psychologists, and nurses who take care of the client with the utmost care and love to ensure they come out better people than they were during admission. The studio also offers therapy sessions for the lifestyle behavior change this is through educating them on the need to practice healthy living by checking their eating and diet behavior.

The organization has training sessions for people who are interested in training to become professionals in yoga. Teachers and trainers are available in the studio to take them through the course and nature them to become the best in their fields of study to be able to help society.

Competitive strategies

The epic Yoga studio carries out promotion and community services, this is a way of returning to society (Liu & Atuahene-Gima, 2018). This ai through conducting healthcare treatment in the community. This includes free checkups for the patients and the community members, visiting children’s homes, and providing supplies to ensure they are well taken care of during their time in an institution.

The pricing of the fee is pocket friendly this helps the organization attract more clients into the studio. The studio provided private lessons, classes, and sessions for clients who are cautious and need privacy during their attendance. The studio provides exercise equipment and clothing that are used in the training session in the studio (Liu & Atuahene-Gima, 2018).

There is a refreshment area where the clients can get food, drinks, and refreshment after the training section hence customer care is of a premium level. Take away are also available for those who are interested in carrying food home no need to strain on your way looking for food stops.

The studio sessions are well scheduled to meet the client’s needs, time and place. The clients come in during their free time hence it’s convenient for the client who has to go to work they can have their session later in the day based on their preference.

References

Abaker, M.-O. S. M., Al-Titi, O. A. K., & Al-Nasr, N. S. (2019). Organizational policies and diversity management in Saudi Arabia. Employee Relations, 41(3), 454–474. https://doi.org/10.1108/er-05-2017-0104

De Pelsmacker, P., van Tilburg, S., & Holthof, C. (2018). Digital marketing strategies, online reviews and hotel performance. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 72, 47–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2018.01.003

Dey, S., Sharma, R. R. K., & Pandey, B. K. (2019). Relationship of Manufacturing Flexibility with Organizational Strategy. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 20(3), 237–256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40171-019-00212-x

Liu, W., & Atuahene-Gima, K. (2018). Enhancing product innovation performance in a dysfunctional competitive environment: The roles of competitive strategies and market-based assets. Industrial Marketing Management, 73, 7–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2018.01.006

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Project Title: Title: Nike’s Untapped Potential

Relationship marketing is a sales strategy that is founded on connections, networks, and interactions. It entails all marketing actions aimed at creating and sustaining fruitful relational interactions. Based on this idea and feedback from other research methods (such as online discussions, consumer surveys, and SWOT analyses), Nike has the potential to further reinvigorate its marketing approach and reduce workloads and lead times significantly; by combining various processes and technology innovations.

Project Objectives:

· Identify the most effective strategies that can help maximize Nike’s market value.

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2019-04-08 39.09000015258789 38.7599983215332 38.77000045776367 39.060001373291016 5992400.0 37.39945983886719
2019-04-09 39.08000183105469 38.70000076293945 38.849998474121094 38.86000061035156 6528900.0 37.20796585083008
2019-04-10 39.41999816894531 38.779998779296875 38.88999938964844 39.25 5471100.0 37.58137893676758
2019-04-11 39.59000015258789 39.130001068115234 39.380001068115234 39.33000183105469 4581500.0 37.657981872558594
2019-04-12 40.04999923706055 39.529998779296875 39.599998474121094 39.709999084472656 4949700.0 38.021827697753906
2019-04-15 40.0099983215332 39.349998474121094 39.900001525878906 39.56999969482422 5179400.0 37.887779235839844
2019-04-16 39.90999984741211 39.459999084472656 39.560001373291016 39.65999984741211 5985300.0 37.97395324707031
2019-04-17 40.2599983215332 39.880001068115234 40.099998474121094 39.9900016784668 8643500.0 38.28992462158203
2019-04-18 40.45000076293945 39.97999954223633 40.0 40.29999923706055 10678000.0 38.58673858642578
2019-04-22 40.099998474121094 39.4900016784668 40.0 39.5 7203800.0 37.82075500488281
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2019-04-24 39.88999938964844 39.369998931884766 39.5099983215332 39.720001220703125 5564700.0 38.03139877319336
2019-04-25 39.720001220703125 38.95000076293945 39.52000045776367 39.11000061035156 8154600.0 37.44733428955078
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2019-05-07 38.88999938964844 38.27000045776367 38.86000061035156 38.529998779296875 11257000.0 36.891990661621094
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2019-06-19 37.470001220703125 36.75 37.0 36.779998779296875 10884800.0 35.59377670288086
2019-06-20 37.310001373291016 36.4900016784668 37.150001525878906 36.959999084472656 8639700.0 35.767974853515625
2019-06-21 37.099998474121094 36.650001525878906 36.959999084472656 36.91999816894531 13004600.0 35.7292594909668
2019-06-24 37.119998931884766 36.58000183105469 36.83000183105469 36.959999084472656 7449000.0 35.767974853515625
2019-06-25 37.880001068115234 36.7400016784668 37.060001373291016 37.68000030517578 12930500.0 36.46474838256836
2019-06-26 38.5 37.709999084472656 37.81999969482422 38.130001068115234 11911400.0 36.900238037109375
2019-06-27 38.9900016784668 38.15999984741211 38.599998474121094 38.31999969482422 8106600.0 37.084110260009766
2019-06-28 38.91999816894531 38.33000183105469 38.33000183105469 38.529998779296875 11480900.0 37.28733444213867
2019-07-01 38.9900016784668 38.43000030517578 38.93000030517578 38.75 10218000.0 37.500240325927734
2019-07-02 38.75 38.150001525878906 38.72999954223633 38.34000015258789 6679300.0 37.10346603393555
2019-07-03 38.689998626708984 37.9900016784668 38.5 38.15999984741211 4409400.0 36.92927169799805
2019-07-05 38.52000045776367 37.7400016784668 38.0 38.5 4851900.0 37.258304595947266
2019-07-08 38.63999938964844 38.119998931884766 38.40999984741211 38.22999954223633 5787300.0 36.99700927734375
2019-07-09 38.16999816894531 37.58000183105469 37.970001220703125 38.08000183105469 6204700.0 36.85184860229492
2019-07-10 38.470001220703125 37.869998931884766 38.349998474121094 38.099998474121094 5153100.0 36.8712043762207
2019-07-11 38.58000183105469 38.099998474121094 38.279998779296875 38.43000030517578 4598400.0 37.19055938720703
2019-07-12 39.40999984741211 38.52000045776367 38.599998474121094 39.209999084472656 7164700.0 37.945404052734375
2019-07-15 39.36000061035156 38.88999938964844 39.209999084472656 39.36000061035156 5448800.0 38.09056854248047
2019-07-16 39.70000076293945 38.650001525878906 38.9900016784668 39.43000030517578 8584800.0 38.15830993652344
2019-07-17 39.459999084472656 38.81999969482422 39.40999984741211 39.15999984741211 5727300.0 37.89701843261719
2019-07-18 39.279998779296875 38.869998931884766 38.970001220703125 39.119998931884766 5713800.0 37.858306884765625
2019-07-19 39.81999969482422 39.2400016784668 39.400001525878906 39.47999954223633 8194500.0 38.206695556640625
2019-07-22 40.369998931884766 39.77000045776367 39.959999084472656 39.86000061035156 6812800.0 38.574440002441406
2019-07-23 40.91999816894531 40.150001525878906 40.349998474121094 40.709999084472656 12584300.0 39.39702606201172
2019-07-24 40.90999984741211 40.33000183105469 40.59000015258789 40.880001068115234 7318200.0 39.56154251098633
2019-07-25 40.81999969482422 40.119998931884766 40.34000015258789 40.75 8304800.0 39.43573760986328
2019-07-26 41.0 40.470001220703125 40.720001220703125 40.77000045776367 5705900.0 39.45509719848633
2019-07-29 40.880001068115234 40.560001373291016 40.709999084472656 40.68000030517578 5711200.0 39.36799240112305
2019-07-30 40.560001373291016 39.91999816894531 40.2599983215332 40.43000030517578 5436900.0 39.12605667114258
2019-07-31 40.720001220703125 40.11000061035156 40.599998474121094 40.34000015258789 10155700.0 39.03895950317383
2019-08-01 41.900001525878906 39.66999816894531 41.2599983215332 40.150001525878906 18102900.0 38.8550910949707
2019-08-02 40.22999954223633 39.59000015258789 39.90999984741211 39.779998779296875 9144900.0 38.49702072143555
2019-08-05 39.279998779296875 38.68000030517578 39.20000076293945 39.0099983215332 9478000.0 37.751853942871094
2019-08-06 39.310001373291016 38.650001525878906 39.15999984741211 39.08000183105469 7104500.0 37.81959915161133
2019-08-07 39.5 38.40999984741211 38.689998626708984 39.38999938964844 7924700.0 38.119598388671875
2019-08-08 40.20000076293945 39.369998931884766 39.5 40.099998474121094 6204200.0 38.806697845458984
2019-08-09 39.86000061035156 39.29999923706055 39.7599983215332 39.61000061035156 6125000.0 38.33250427246094
2019-08-12 39.310001373291016 38.66999816894531 39.22999954223633 38.86000061035156 4130100.0 37.606693267822266
2019-08-13 39.630001068115234 38.47999954223633 38.83000183105469 39.0099983215332 6318700.0 37.751853942871094
2019-08-14 38.279998779296875 37.04999923706055 38.25 37.189998626708984 9878100.0 35.99055480957031
2019-08-15 37.2400016784668 36.150001525878906 37.16999816894531 36.470001220703125 7904300.0 35.29377746582031
2019-08-16 37.099998474121094 36.369998931884766 36.58000183105469 37.0 7171900.0 35.80668258666992
2019-08-19 37.599998474121094 37.189998626708984 37.5099983215332 37.36000061035156 3899900.0 36.15507507324219
2019-08-20 37.290000915527344 36.91999816894531 37.20000076293945 36.959999084472656 4110400.0 35.767974853515625
2019-08-21 37.36000061035156 37.060001373291016 37.36000061035156 37.119998931884766 3791800.0 35.92280960083008
2019-08-22 37.5099983215332 37.04999923706055 37.25 37.2599983215332 4044300.0 36.058292388916016
2019-08-23 37.18000030517578 35.900001525878906 36.61000061035156 36.060001373291016 7834100.0 34.89699935913086
2019-08-26 36.61000061035156 36.0099983215332 36.4900016784668 36.25 4838500.0 35.08087158203125
2019-08-27 36.58000183105469 35.849998474121094 36.470001220703125 35.88999938964844 6221600.0 34.732479095458984
2019-08-28 36.56999969482422 35.58000183105469 35.70000076293945 36.439998626708984 7284600.0 35.264739990234375
2019-08-29 37.02000045776367 36.72999954223633 36.79999923706055 36.90999984741211 5123700.0 35.719581604003906
2019-08-30 37.34000015258789 36.90999984741211 37.25 37.09000015258789 4599000.0 35.893775939941406
2019-09-03 37.0099983215332 36.540000915527344 36.88999938964844 36.90999984741211 6093900.0 35.719581604003906
2019-09-04 38.31999969482422 37.2400016784668 37.310001373291016 38.2400016784668 8105700.0 37.00668716430664
2019-09-05 39.540000915527344 38.619998931884766 38.619998931884766 38.72999954223633 10747000.0 37.85708236694336
2019-09-06 38.93000030517578 38.52000045776367 38.91999816894531 38.779998779296875 5012700.0 37.90595245361328
2019-09-09 39.779998779296875 38.95000076293945 39.060001373291016 39.58000183105469 7543800.0 38.687923431396484
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2019-09-11 39.540000915527344 38.86000061035156 39.400001525878906 39.459999084472656 6991800.0 38.57062530517578
2019-09-12 39.4900016784668 38.900001525878906 39.40999984741211 39.06999969482422 6982100.0 38.18941879272461
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2019-09-16 38.15999984741211 36.970001220703125 37.970001220703125 37.209999084472656 15650300.0 36.371337890625
2019-09-17 38.41999816894531 36.849998474121094 37.20000076293945


Operational Step


Responsible Person

Timeline

Conduct research analysis to find the best fit

A.J Allmaney, Ph.D. (Strategic Analysis Manager)

Conduct a research analysis within the Third quarter

Increase market shares

Dirk-Jan Van Hameren (Chief Marketing Officer)

Increase market shares by 5% in the next year

Market brand awareness effective products

Vaness Wallace (Head of Brand Marketing)

Reduce the marketing budget by 1% using preexisting campaigns

· Improve customer service by answering questions, resolving support issues, and maintaining a good relationship with them. 

Operational Step

Responsible Person

Timeline

To reduce the cost of transport and operations  

Neal Kotzian (Senior Director Global Transportation)

Consolidation and review after 6 months

Increase profit contribution per customer

Heidi O’Neill (Consumer and Marketplace)

Increase profit contribution per customer by 5% within the first year

Monthly basis to address the issues the customers are facing

Patrik Boggini (Customer Service Manager)

Rollup of quarterly findings to address customer concerns

· Fast track the delivery of services and maximize the organization’s resources.

Operational Step

Responsible Person

Timeline

Reduce the workloads and costs involved in implementing a project

Andy Campion (Chief Operating Officer)

6 months contracts for revision and implementation

Project implementation time frames

Rebecca Bennett (Senior IT Project Manager) 

Decrease project implementation time by 3% within the first year

Reduction in workload and revised process implementation create more meaningful work

Jiewei Fridgen (Strategic Initiatives Director)

Increase productivity by 1% during the current financial period

· Understand how intangible assets such as human capital, information capital, and organizational capital generate value

Operational Step

Responsible Person

Timeline

Increase employee retention by 10%

Monique Matheson (Chief Human Resources Officer) 

Increase employee retention by 10% within the next 3 years to evaluate the success

Create a rewards program with monetary incentives

Kimberly Doyle (Senior Director, Total Rewards Operations)

Create a rewards program within 3 months

Facilitate regular training and opportunities for development 

Jennifer Emery (Director, Learning and Development Partnership)

Reduce employee turnover by 4% in the first year

Financial objectives

From a financial point of view, the strategic financial management approach prioritizes business objectives over short-term gains to drive decision-making. Strategic financial management, in addition to supporting a firm in creating and accomplishing its aims, establishes a platform on which it may develop and control strategies to handle issues as they emerge (Bright, Cortes, Hartmann, Parboteeah, P., Pierce, Reece, &amp; Shah, 2018). Furthermore, it outlines the steps the company will take to meet its objectives. Nike’s strategic finance manager strives to develop the most effective ways for increasing the company’s market value. Furthermore, it ensures that the organization’s strategies are carried out efficiently to meet short- and long-term objectives and maximize shareholder value. Its purpose is to meet the organization’s business goals via managing financial resources.

Customer objective

Customer service’s major purpose and objective is to answer customers’ concerns, fix support difficulties, win their trust, and sustain connections. Companies understand the value of customer service, but not all of them do. To promote client retention and grow revenue, a firm must strengthen its reputation and sustain customer loyalty.

Learning and growth objectives

One major goal of Learning and Growth is to comprehensively understand how the company’s intangible assets give value to the organization (Niven, 2018). Examples of these assets include organizational capital, human capital, and information capital.

Human capital

Employees must have the essential knowledge and abilities for the business plan to succeed. Positions crucial to strategy implementation should be staffed with the finest personnel available. In other words, there should be no skills gap in these roles. To attain this purpose, it may be required to use training, legitimate selection methods, and appropriate succession planning.

Information capital

The information capital strategy is implemented using information systems, networks, and infrastructure. Information technology should be properly aligned with preexisting technology in order to achieve the strategy’s objectives.

 

Organizational capital

Effective change management across the company is critical for implementing the plan. The leadership teams must evaluate their business culture frequently to ensure that it subscribes to the firm’s objectives (Bright, Cortes, Hartmann, Parboteeah, P., Pierce, Reece, &amp; Shah, 2018). If not, there might be a need to change how employees are rewarded and encouraged in order to connect their activities with the company’s goal, values, vision, and strategy. In addition, the organization may need to think twice about the caliber of personnel it employs and chooses, as well as its training program.

Why are the metrics and timelines appropriate?

According to the schedule, firms typically have financial periods that last one year and are separated into quarters. As a result, measuring development after one year, when the fiscal year ends, is only relevant (Niven, 2018). Another reason why one year a suitable schedule is is because the funding is allotted to different firm operations each year. As a result, if resources are insufficient for a certain aim, additional might be shifted to that activity. For one reason, the steps are appropriate. They are practical and not overly ambitious. The highest limit has been set at 5%, which is a brilliant move.

 

 

 

 

 

References

(Author), Frank Neuhausen. “Marketing of Nike. an Analysis of Relationships with Customers and Suppliers.” GRIN
https://www.grin.com/document/318400
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Bright, D. S., Cortes, A. H., Hartmann, E., Parboteeah, P., Pierce, J. L., Reece, M., Shah, A., …​​ OpenStax (Nonprofit organization), (2019). Principles of management.

Godson, Mark. “Relationship Marketing.” Google Books, OUP Oxford, 26 Feb. 2009, 
https://books.google.com/books/about/Relationship_Marketing.html?id=PpkrAQAAMAAJ
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Niven, P. R. (2018). Balanced scorecard step-by-step for government and nonprofit agencies. Hoboken, N.J: J. Wiley &amp; Sons.

 

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Digital Transformation – Part 1


Assignment 1 – Part 1 Individual assignment


Situation:

You are a consultant hired to provide guidance for a family-owned small sized accounting and marketing service-based business with 20 employees based in Vancouver, B.C. The organization earns revenue through providing a range of accounting and consulting services to customers globally. The organization structure is hierarchical in nature. The CEO makes all the major decisions but looks to the staff for their buy-in and recommendations.

Although very successful in delivering the service to clients globally, much of the work is done using little digital technology. For example, accounting is very much paper based with rooms full of boxes of invoices and other accounting documents.

The CEO of the company has heard about the digital transformation and wonders what that would look like for the company. Unfortunately, the CEO knows little to nothing about what digital transformation means. If the CEO likes the idea, you might get hired to create a plan and execute a digital transformation for the business.


Part 1:

The first part of the assignment is to write a paper that explains the concept of digital transformation to the company CEO. The paper will do a deep exploration and provide the CEO with a broad view of digital transformation and explains how your consulting team might be able to help with the transformation. Given the limited information, create a list of assumptions about the business.

The paper will contain the following:

· APA 7th Edition Title Page

· Executive Summary

· Table of Contents

· Introduction

· Explain all the assumptions that you are using for this paper.

· Explain the concept of digital transformation.

· Explain the difference between digital transformation and business transformation.

· Explain the tangible and intangible value digital transformation brings to the company.

· Explain the risks digital transformation brings to the company.

· Explain the impact of digital transformation on organizational culture. Which organizational cultures might work best for digital transformation?

· Using Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard (four key areas), identify what might be the challenges for each area. For each challenge identified, what might be the mitigation?

· Using the TAM or UTAUT model identify the challenges that the company might encounter with staff and digital transformation.

· Pick any organization and provide an example of a department that went through digital transformation and how it benefited that organization.

· As the consultant, what would be the recommendation or recommendations as the starting point for this company’s digital transformation?

· Conclusion


Requirements:

· Part 1 of this project is an individual one.

· The project will be written in APA 7th edition format.

· Please review the following link for writing a strong executive summary:
how_to_write_an_exex_summ_to_use_4_18_18.pdf (harvard.edu)

· The paper must have an introduction and conclusion. Please follow best practices for introduction and conclusion. Please review ( 
https://edubirdie.com/blog/research-paper-introduction#:~:text=%20Writing%20an%20Introduction%20to%20a%20Research%20Paper,is%20important.%206%20State%20your%20hypothesis.%20More%20
) for introduction best practices. Please review
https://library.sacredheart.edu/c.php?g=29803&p=185935
for conclusion best practices

· There is no minimum, but the maximum length is 12 pages not including the cover page and the reference page.

· Diagram and tables in the paper are encouraged. They can be incorporated into the body of the paper. Ensure the writing incorporates the diagram and the table.

· The paper is a research-based consulting paper. The tone and style must be appropriate.

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Balanced Scorecard Template

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University of Phoenix

BUS/475: Integrated Business Topics

Professor: Mark Guberman

April 11, 2022

Balanced Scorecard Template

Use the organization you chose in Week 1 as a resource for this assignment.

Background

Strategic objectives are a measure of attaining your vision and mission. They reflect the vision, mission, and values of the business, as well as the outcomes of the internal and external environmental analysis.

Scorecard Areas

Develop at least three strategic objectives for each of the four balanced scorecard areas.

Financial Objectives


Measures

Targets: Timeline/ Metrics

Increase market share

Total Revenue

Increase 5% in first year

To increase the total yearly revenue

Increase the market shares

by 5% in the next one year

Introduce products to one of the two identified new markets

Conduct research analysis to find best fit

Third Quarter

Reach new audiences in the two identified market. 

Market brand awareness and effective products

Reduce the marketing budget by 1% using preexisting campaigns

Customer Objectives

Measures

Targets: Timeline/ Metrics

Increase customer value

Increase profit contribution per customer

Increase 5% in first year

To increase customer value to increase the profit

contribution per customer

by 5% in the first year

To Introduce online retail shops

To reduce the cost of operations and transport

Consolidation and review after 6 months

Go through customer feedbacks

Monthly basis to address issues the customers are facing

Rollup of quarterly findings to address concerns

Internal Business

Process Objectives

Measures

Targets: Timeline/ Metrics

Decrease lead times for new contract implementation

Project implementation time frames

Decrease time by 3% in first year

To decrease the project implementation time frame

Review and revise SOP and workflows to adjust the process and fill the gaps

reducing the lead time of new contract by 3% in the first year

Outsource some of the services to subcontractors

Reduce the workloads and costs involved with implementing a project

6-month contracts for revision and implementation

Increase the number of projects handled

Reduction in workloads and revised process implementation creates room for more meaningful work

Increase by 1% during the current financial period

Learning and Growth Objectives

Measures

Targets: Timeline/ Metrics

Decrease employee turnover

Facilitate regular training and opportunities for development

Reduce by 4% in first year

Reward and recognize results achieved by employees at all levels

Create a rewards program with monetary incentives

3 Months

Career development opportunities through promotional advancements

Work with human resources to establish career ladder development and career track checkpoints for promotional opportunities

6 months

Promote internally instead of outsource labor

Increase employee retention by 10%. 

Within the next 3 years to evaluate success.

Below, explain in 350-525 words:

[There are three key parts to developing an effective balanced scorecard…

1. Establish the specific areas of the business that makes sense to measure in quantitative terms and establish meaningful target milestones. You have a productive start with a formatted table. You included some specific quantitative objectives in the form of metrics for each of the selected categories along with target milestones so the organization has a path to get from its current state to the future desired state.

1. Determine a basis for the metrics. In other words, we cannot just simply create measurements and milestones. We need a meaningful basis from which to create them. Each area of the business we measure needs a context, e.g., to competitors, an industry benchmark, etc. That can only come from research and is usually in the form of a comparison with competitor performance or industry standards. One good source is the company’s annual report which usually can found on the company’s website.

1. We need a plan for measuring. Specifically, how will you measure the categories of the business you have outlined? What processes and applications will you need? You have a good start to this. How do your methods compare to what other similar organizations use to validate your plans?]

Why are the above objectives appropriate for the project? 


Financial objective:
A strategic financial management approach prioritizes business objectives over short-term gains to drive decision making. In addition to assisting a company with setting and meeting its targets, strategic financial management creates a platform by which it can plan and govern plans to address challenges as they arise (Bright, Cortes, Hartmann, Parboteeah, P., Pierce, Reece, & Shah, 2018). Moreover, it lays out the company’s steps to achieve its targets.

Nike’s strategic financial manager seeks to identify the most effective strategies to maximize the organization’s market value. Additionally, it makes sure the organization’s plans are accomplished efficiently so it can achieve short-term and long-term goals and maximize shareholder value. It aims to achieve the business goals of the organization by managing financial resources.


Customer objective:

 Customer service’s primary goal is to answer customers’ questions, resolve support issues, earn their trust, and maintain relationships. Companies recognize the importance of customer service, but not all do so. A company must boost its reputation and maintain customer loyalty to improve customer retention and increase sales.

 Learning grown objective:
 Among the primary purposes of the Learning and Growth Perspective is to understand how the company’s intangible assets generate value (Niven, 2018). These intangible assets consist of human capital, information capital, and organizational capital

 Human capital: For the business strategy to succeed, employees need to have the necessary knowledge and skills. Positions that are critical for strategy execution should be filled with the best people. In other words, these positions should have no skills gap. It may be necessary to employ training, valid selection procedures, and effective succession planning to achieve this goal.


Information capital:
 The strategy is carried out using information systems, networks, and infrastructure. To achieve the strategy’s objectives, IT should be aligned properly with technology.


Organizational capital:
  Managing change effectively across the organization is essential for delivering the strategy. Leadership teams need to assess their company culture regularly to make sure it aligns with the company’s strategy (Bright, Cortes, Hartmann, Parboteeah, P., Pierce, Reece, & Shah, 2018). Otherwise, you might need to adjust how employees are rewarded and supported to align their actions with the company’s mission, values, vision, and strategy. Also, the company may need to change the type of candidates it recruits and selects and alter its training program.

Why are the metrics and timeline appropriate?

As of the timeline, the companies usually have financial periods that end after one year, which are subdivided into quarters. Therefore, it is only appropriate to measure progress after one year when the financial period comes to an end (Niven, 2018). The other reason why one year is an appropriate timeline is that the budget is allocated for various company activities each year. So, if the resources were not enough for a given goal, more can be reallocated to that activity. The measures are appropriate for one reason. They are realistic and not very ambitious. The maximum measure has been 5%. This is a very good move. 

[You identified specific action items for the organization to take along with an associated timeline. That is one objective of the assignment. You need to justify those actions as the “right ones,” so the organization has the assurance your plan is credible. To be specific and in summary, the metrics are not intended to by hypothetical, but instead based or “tied” to research. For example, when you indicate you plan to increase market share by 5%, how reasonable is that? One way you can validate it is by checking the organization’s annual report to see if they generally grow revenue at that rate year-over-year. Is it too little or too much? Another way, is to research industry trends.]

References 

Niven, P. R. (2018). Balanced scorecard step-by-step for government and nonprofit agencies. Hoboken, N.J: J. Wiley & Sons.

Bright, D. S., Cortes, A. H., Hartmann, E., Parboteeah, P., Pierce, J. L., Reece, M., Shah, A., … OpenStax (Nonprofit organization),. (2019). Principles of management.

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BUS/475v11

SWOT Analysis

BUS/475 v11

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SWOT Analysis

Selected organization: NIKE INC

Complete a SWOT analysis for your chosen company. Each analysis should be 75-100 words.

Strengths

Weaknesses

· Nike has a strong brand value and awareness. In addition, it has other successful side brands such as Hurley and Converse which has enabled it to enjoy unparalleled success for years.

· A strong customer base all over the world and thus boasts of a high market share (Cara, 2021).

· It has a strong iconic relationship with famous sportsmen such as Michael Jordan who market its products (Foong & Yazdanifard, 2014).

· Nike has a superior marketing capability, and it has extensively utilized social media to target more customers. 

· High dependency on the U.S. market for sales and revenue.

· Poor labor conditions such as child labor and low wages for its workers in foreign countries this has made them a subject of scrutiny (Xu & Leibold, 2020). 

· Nike’s retail sector weakens its market grip since it is sensitive to pricing. Since they serve as Nike’s core customers, the company does not fight their pricing strategies.

· Lack of diversification since Nike greatly depends on sporting apparel and in low-sports seasons such as during the pandemic, it suffered huge losses. 

Opportunities

Threats

· Innovation – new products such as wearable technology can prove beneficial for Nike since they will contribute toward product diversification.

· Emerging markets – Nike has an opportunity to tap into new markets such as China and India.

· Reducing its association with big retailers – This will ensure better positioning of its products and thus enhance customer experience. 

· Shifting to digital business and closing physical stores- This strategy will enhance its consumer-direct strategy and accelerate its sales. 

· Increased competition from new emerging brands. This forces Nike to spend more money on advertising and marketing.

· Numerous counterfeit products can significantly tarnish its brand image.

· Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. It reports its financial earnings in the U.S. dollar which is volatile against other financial currencies.

· Economic uncertainty and trade tensions especially since it depends on different markets across the world. This may negatively affect its sales and revenue.

· Patent disputes can tarnish the company’s brand reputation. 

[ You have an effective starting point. To effectively refine this starting point, recall from our Week Two class discussion (in particular, note the message I posted, “Understanding how we can use the SWOTT as a strategic planning tool in real life” on 4/1/2022), the SWOTT category findings are not intended to be a list of isolated skill sets. Here are some key points:

· Present a contrast between your organization and its competitors as they relate to the implications to strategy.

· Your identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats should focus on how your organization is purposefully and genuinely different from a set of identified competitors supported with cited research.

· As only one example, listing “a strong customer base…” in the strength category seems to suggest your organization will be the only one with that capability. How realistic is that? Is it not likely competing companies will be able to achieve that same advantage?
Remember, this is only one example.
What research can you find?

· Consider
all
the findings you have listed. What criteria are you using to measure and classify each of the attributes you mention? What are the standards you are following? You need to conduct research to validate your findings for each category in relation to competitors.

Let me know what questions you have.]

Analysis

Write a 525- to 700-word summary of your findings. Use information from the SWOT analysis as well as what you have learned about your business’s structure, culture, and interrelationships to write the summary. Your summary should:

· Explain how you would match the business’s strengths to its opportunities.

· Analyze how you would convert the business’s weaknesses into strengths.

· Explain the actions the business needs to take to advance its goals and/or expand its competitive advantage.

· Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of the organization and how it may affect your SWOT analysis.

Cite all sources according to APA guidelines. Access the Reference & Citation Generator in the Center for Writing Excellence for citation assistance.

Submit your assignment.

By matching the business’s strengths to its opportunities, the business can realize a competitive advantage. Nike can leverage its strengths to exploit its opportunities to effectively sell its products. Nike can use its strong brand value and awareness to penetrate emerging markets that are currently flourishing in terms of their demand for sportswear apparel. It can also use its strong customer base to limit its association with retailers who currently weaken its market grip. By using this strength, the company can better position its products and further enhance customer experience. This strength will also help it to attain customer loyalty. It can also use its superior marketing capability and extensive utilization of social media platforms to reach target customers to shift to digital business. The pandemic opened Nike’s eyes to the need to enhance its customer direct strategy and accelerate sales and thus it can use its media presence to realize it. 

To convert the business weaknesses into strengths, there is a need to critically analyze the weaknesses and any opportunities that Nike has to address them. For instance, the weakness of high dependency on the U.S. markets for sales and revenue can be remedied by exploiting emerging markets such as China which offer good business prospects. Through this, the company can generate more sales and revenue by depending on other markets other than the U.S. It can convert its reducing market grip due to its retail sector by stopping its association with big retailers that are sensitive to pricing. It can address its lack of diversification through mergers with other companies that specialize in other products. To address the weakness of poor labor relations in foreign countries, Nike should conduct due diligence and social audits to ensure that the company is not complicit in forced labor (Xu & Lebold, 2020). This will ensure that it seeks remedial actions, a strategy that will further ensure a competitive edge. 

Nike currently has an edge over its competitors due to several factors such as product and process innovation and marketing strategies. It can advance its goals and expand this competitive advantage by improving the uniqueness of its designs. By improving its designs, the company will consequently enhance its brand image which is a strong contributor to its competitive advantage. It also needs to emphasize brand equity which is a major strength of its brand (Rezaei & Sharifian, 2021). To realize this, Nike should work toward enhancing customer trust, experience, and engagement. Thanks to its strong social media presence, it can sufficiently engage its customers and identify ways of improving their trust and experience. Through this, it will manage to stay ahead of its competitors and advance its goal of making innovative products for its customers (Ramswamy, 2008). Another action that Nike needs to take to advance its goals and competitive advantage is innovation so that it can meet the fast-changing preferences of its customers. As a result, it should invest more in research and development so that it can diversify and increase its market share.

Some of the distinct functional areas of the organization include brand category, retail, tax and trade customs, and logistics and distribution. The brand category is concerned with aspects of marketing, retailers sell Nike’s products at various outlets, tax and trade customs focus on finances and how the company can grow while distribution ensures that Nike’s products are sold all over the world. These functional areas impact the SWOT analysis because they determine the internal and external environments within which Nike operates. They are also interrelated since internal strategies such as marketing determine external factors such as the rate of distribution and economic growth. 

 [You identified some key findings using relevant research. That is the right idea for a SWOT analysis. In summary and for continued progress, consider how you can use a broader base of research to test and validate the ideas and recommendations you are presenting that goes beyond the company’s own perspective and your individual observations. Focus on the company’s market position in relation to its competitors. What research can you find regarding how functional relationships within the company could change your SWOT analysis? You made mention of this; details are needed about the connection between specific functional relationships and your SWOT findings.]

 

References

Cara, S. (2021, Nov 4). Nike is on track to make $50 billion this year. How much is that, really? Retail Dive. 

https://www.retaildive.com/news/nike-is-on-track-to-make-50-billion-this-year-how-much-is-that-really/608511/

Foong, L. S., & Yazdanifard, R. (2014). Celebrity endorsement as a marketing tool. Global Journal of Management and Business Research14(4), 1-4.

Ramaswamy, V. (2008). Co‐creating value through customers’ experiences: the Nike case. Strategy & leadership.

Xu, V. X., & Leibold, J.A (2020, March 17). Your favorite Nikes might be made from forced labor. Here’s why. The Washington Post.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/17/your-favorite-nikes-might-be-made-forced-labor-heres-why/

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HCS/499 v5

Stevens District Hospital Strategic-Planning Scenario

HCS/499 v5

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Stevens District Hospital Strategic-Planning Scenario

Background

Stevens District Hospital is a 162-bed acute care hospital that is qualified as a not-for-profit facility. The hospital was originally a county-owned facility, and its status was transferred to an independent facility three years ago. The hospital receives no external funding from government agencies for operations. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and received reaccreditation during their triannual survey last year. The hospital has an aggressive quality-management program and a low volume of medical malpractice claims. The hospital is in Jefferson City, which is a city of 50,000 people with 80,000 in the regional market. The hospital provides a general range of acute care services, including medical/surgical, rehab, and emergency care.

Current Performance Analysis

Current Mission and Vision Statements

Our mission: To improve health by providing high-quality care, a comprehensive range of services, and exceptional service.

Our vision: Stevens District Hospital and its affiliates will be the health care provider of choice for physicians and patients. Our five-year vision is to create a large, multispecialty physician practice system that would include at least six family practice physicians and specialists in cardiology, oncology, and women’s services. Currently, the hospital employs three family-practice physicians, one obstetrician, one medical oncologist, and one non-invasive cardiologist.

Previous Strategic Plan Review

Goals and Progress Table

Goals

Progress Toward Meeting Goals

Increase market share by recruiting three family practice physicians.

During the past year, the hospital was able to recruit only one family-practice physician to increase primary care market. The limited number of state medical school graduates makes local recruitment difficult.

Improve quality HCAHPS scores in all six criteria to a baseline of the 85th percentile.

The hospital improved HCAHPS scores in four of six criteria. Lagging elements in HCAHPS scores are inpatient patient satisfaction and primary-care patient satisfaction.

Market Forces Affecting the Hospital

Volumes

Volume Changes Last Year Versus This Year

Patients

The continued growth of chronic disease will require changes to the care-management model.

Percent of Population by Age Table

Age Ranges

% Five Years Ago

% Five Years From Now

Under 18

24%

18%

18–44

46%

32%

45–65

26%

30%

Over 65

4%

20%

More than 53% of residents have at least some college education, with just over 29% having an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degree. More than 90% of residents have at least a high school diploma. The average unemployment rate in the county is 9.9%:

Market Share Distribution Percentage Comparison Table

Hospital

Market-Share Distribution % Five Years Ago

Market-Share Distribution % Last Year

Stevens District Hospital

48%

35%

Competitor Hospital

30%

43%

Out-of-County Hospitals

22%

22%


Figure 1: Patient Origin by Zip Code

Figure 1: In the Patient Origin by Zip Code pie chart, 96101 is Stevens District Hospital zip code and 94963 is major competitor hospital zip code. 52% are from 96101, 20% are from 94963, 16% are from 92106, and 12% are from 93921.

Increases in the percent of population with chronic disease and contributing factors will change significantly over the coming five years.

Chronic Disease Predictions

Payment

There will be continued focus on pay for performance and increased wellness programs. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is leading to more people being covered; however, there are often high deductibles.

The median household income for county residents is $59,548. On average, households in the county earn more than the state median household income of $44,446 and more than the national average of $53,650. The addition of a new automotive manufacturing plant to the local market next year is projected to add 1,500 production line jobs and 300 administrative jobs by year end. Median income for the production positions is estimated at $45,000 and will provide health, vision, and dental insurance benefits.

Percentage of Population by Insurance

Figure 2: Current Payer Mix

Figure 2: The Current Payer Mix pie chart shows that 35% are covered by Medicaid, 30% are covered by Medicare, 24% are covered by commercial insurance, 9% are uninsured, and 2% are noted as “other.”

Figure 3: Projected Payer Mix in 5 Years

Figure 3: The Projected Payer Mix in 5 Years pie chart shows that 38% are covered by Medicare, 24% are covered by Medicaid, 32% are covered by commercial insurance, 4% are uninsured, and 2% are noted as “other.”

As part of your review of this data, consider the following factors:

· A portion of the population will become Medicare eligible.

· The addition of manufacturing positions that include benefits will increase commercial insurance coverage.

· Changes from the ACA will increase the number of patients in the market with insurance coverage.

Employers

There is expected growth in large employers with the addition of the automotive factory in the northwest sector of the county.

Physicians

The continued shortage of medical staff, especially in orthopedics, oncology, and primary care, will require increased recruitment efforts.

Competitors

Hanover County Hospital, which is the other hospital in the county, has an updated facility that has drawn more market share to its facility.

Competitor Analysis Table

Competitor Name

Competitor Type

Key Areas of Competition

New Programs and Facilities

Risk to Market Share

Hanover County Hospital

Primary competitor

· Facility upgrade

· Quality scores

· Significant renovation of core hospital to update aesthetics

· Added new wide-bore MRI machine last year

· Reached the 95th percentile in five of six HCAHPS categories

· Drawing patients to newer facility

· Accommodating patients with a wider range of body weights

· Patient perception of higher quality and patient satisfaction

Medical Center Located in County South of Stevens District Hospital

Primary competitor

· Physician clinics

· Financial stability

· E-visits with specialists

· Low debt and high cash on hand

· Drawing patients out of primary and specialty care at Stevens District Hospital

· Ability to cash-flow projects

Retail Pharmacy Instant Clinic

Secondary competitor

· Low acuity office visits

· Pharmacy added instant clinic in north part of county 6 months ago

· Loss of patients from primary care physicians’ practices

Technology

A competing hospital has added e-visits for physician practices, which is causing a shift of patients to the competitor hospital’s physician practices.

Regulatory Changes

Health care reform through the ACA has increased the number of patients with some form of insurance payment. These patients are now seeking care from a primary care physician in greater numbers. Stevens District Hospital struggles with accommodating patient scheduling requests to establish care with a primary care physician.

Planning Components Explanation

Planning Components Explanation Table

Components

Definition

Examples

Measurement

Goal

Organization goals that cover broad strategic issues, such as quality, finances, and growth

· Improve HCAHPS scores by 5%.

· Improve operating margin by 3%.

· Increase market share in 96103 zip code by 5%.

· Percentage increase in operating margin

· Percentage change in market share

Objective

Broad action items that address organizational goals, such as increased market share, increased use of technology, and increased physician satisfaction

· Improve emergency department patient satisfaction survey by 5%.

· Grow urgent care visits by 10%.

· Percentage change in the emergency department (ED) satisfaction survey

· Percentage change in urgent care visits

Actions

Action item that meets an objective, such as implementing EMR, renovating physician lounge, and increasing marketing for specific products

· Implement urgent care center in north zip code.

· Purchase tablets for physicians for EMR rounding.

· Number of patient visits at new urgent care center

· Percentage increase of EMR use

Financial Summary

Financial Summary Table

Revenues and Expenses

This Year (In $)

Last Year (In $)

Operating Revenues

n/a

n/a

Net revenues from services to patients

343,737,280

344,726,245

Other operating revenues

16,846,309

20,311,534

Total operating revenues

360,583,589

365,037,779

Operating Expenses

n/a

n/a

Salaries and benefits

192,053,379

182,853,245

Supplies and other expenses

130,173,477

135,560,131

Depreciation

18,969,799

20,644,157

Interest

2,695,623

2,226,437

Foundation

628,184

1,182,308

Total operating expenses

344,520,462

342,466,278

Income From Operations

16,063,127

22,571,501

Last Year

Admission ER Visits Deliveries Surgeries 4458 20930 405 6365 This Year

Admission ER Visits Deliveries Surgeries 5147 26292 472 7284

US Age Distribution 2010

96101 94963 92106 93921 0.52 0.2 0.16 0.12

5 Years Ago Obesity Diabetes Heart Disease 0.15 0.05 0.12 5 Years Ahead Obesity Diabetes Heart Disease 0.26 0.12 0.22

US Age Distribution 2010

Medicaid Medicare Commercial Uninsured Other 0.35 0.3 0.24 0.09 0.02

US Age Distribution 2010

Medicare Medicaid Commercial Uninsured Other 0.38 0.24 0.32 0.04 0.02

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you will apply decision-making to the process of international human resource management as you determine which of the four final applicants to hire into a global executive position.  

You are a member of the management committee of a MNE that conducts business in 23 countries. While your company’s headquarters is located in the Netherlands, your regional offices are located fairly evenly throughout the four hemispheres. Primary markets have been in the European Union and North America; the strongest emerging market is the Pacific Rim. Company executives would like to develop what they see as a powerful potential market in the Middle East. Sales in all areas except the Pacific Rim have shown slow growth over the past two years.

At present, your company is seeking to restructure and revitalize its worldwide marketing efforts. To accomplish this, you have determined that you need to hire a key marketing person to introduce fresh ideas and a new perspective. There is no one currently in your company who is qualified to do this, and so you have decided to look outside. 

The job title is “Vice President for Global Marketing”; an annual salary of $250,000-$300,000, plus elaborate benefits, an unlimited expense account, a car, and the use of the corporate jet. The person you hire will be based at the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands and will travel frequently.

A lengthy search has turned up four people with good potential. It is now up to you to decide whom to hire. Although all the applicants have expressed a sincere interest in the position, it is possible that they may change their minds once the job is offered. Therefore, you must rank them in order of preference so that if your first choice declines the position, you can go on to the second, and so on.

First, read the biographies of each applicant. As you are doing this, rank each of them from 1 to 4, with 1 being your first choice, and explain your reasons for their ranking. 

For your essay this week, respond to the following questions using the decisions you have made with your rankings. 

1. The first section of your paper should be an overview of your rankings and reasons for your decisions.

2. Did your decision include any culturally based biases you may have—for example, feelings, personality traits, or politics in your rankings?

3. Did you make any observations that you feel would have been fully acceptable in your own culture, but were not accepted in other cultures? If so, explain.

4. What implications do you believe any of the applicant’s cultural differences would have in business dealings? In what countries or cultures? 

5. What expatriate adjustments for the candidate need to be considered? How will the company handle these? 

6. Explain the decision-making process you used to make your decisions. 

Park L.

Park L. is currently senior vice president for marketing at a major South Korean high-technology firm. You have been told by the head of your Seoul office that his reputation as an expert in international marketing is outstanding. The market share of his company’s products has consistently increased since he joined the company just over 15 years ago. His company’s market share is now well ahead of that of competing producers in the Pacific Rim.

Park graduated from the University of Seoul and has worked his way up through the ranks. He does not have a graduate degree. In addition to his native tongue, Park is able to carry on a reasonably fluent conversation in English and has minimal working knowledge of German and French.

Saya K.

Saya K. is a woman living in Malaysia. She began her teaching career while finishing her DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at the Harvard Business School and published her first book on international marketing ten months after graduation. Her doctoral dissertation was based on the international marketing of pharmaceuticals, but she has also done research and published on other areas of international marketing.

Two months after the publication of her book, Saya went to work in the international marketing department of a Fortune 500 company, where she stayed for the next ten years. She returned to teaching when Maura University offered her a full professorship with tenure, and she has been there since that time. In addition, she has an active consulting practice throughout Southeast Asia. In addition to fluency in Malay, English, and Japanese, Saya speaks and writes German and Spanish and can converse in Mandarin.

Peter V.

Peter had worked in a key position in the international marketing division of a US Fortune 100 company until the company pulled out of his country South Africa eight months ago. Peter has a long list of accomplishments and is widely recognized as outstanding in his field. 

Peter has a Ph.D. in computer science from a leading South African university and an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Business. Peter speaks and reads English, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Swahili and can converse in German.

Joe P.

Joe is currently job hunting. His former job as head of marketing for a single-product, high-technology firm—highly specialized workstations for sophisticated artificial intelligence applications—ended when the company was bought out by Texas Instruments. 

Joe has both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. In addition, he was a Rhodes Scholar and won a Fulbright scholarship, which he used to support himself while he undertook a two-year research project on the marketing of high-technology equipment to Third World countries. In addition to his native English, Joe has a minimal command of French—which he admits he hasn’t used since his college days.

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HCS/499 v5

SWOT Analysis Worksheet

HCS/499 v5

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

Complete the SWOT Analysis Table based on your review of Stevens District Hospital’s performance.

Identify at least 4 of each of the following in the space provided in the table: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for Stevens District Hospital. For reference:

· Strengths and weaknesses are traits internal to the hospital, such as strong physician loyalty to hospital, aging building, and availability of financial resources.

· Opportunities and threats are external to the hospital, such as a mall facility available for lease or a competitor hospital opening 2 physician practices in the hospital’s market.

Submit this worksheet with your written analysis.

SWOT Analysis Table

Internal Factors

Strengths

1.

2.

3.

4.

Weaknesses

1.

2.

3.

4.

External Factors

Opportunities

1.

2.

3.

4.

Threats

1.

2.

3.

4.

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COMPANY AND INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

The company that I have chosen is Monster Beverage Corporation. It is a holding company that operates business except through consolidated subsidiaries. The beverage industry is extensive, with a range of products including carbonated beverages, coffee, dairy, energy, and other sports drinks(Bernard, 2014). The demand for beverage products will likely adjust back to usual levels and return to average growth after 2022.

The beverage industry is sometimes referred to as the drink industry. It manufactures drinks and ready-to-drink products, such as bottled water, soft drinks, and energy drinks. The drive can be classified into two main categories: the alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages industry. The beverage industry has been in business for a long time than an average person can imagine.

INDUSTRY SUMMARY

Some sources say the beverage industry started in the late 1700s. The company has been in business since 18th April 2002, and this is equal to 19 years. What is being considered worst about it is making products with high sugar content. This was brought to the limelight by the anti-sugar company movement. It is a massive challenge as consumers want sweet products but doesn’t want to see sugar on the labels.

REGULATIONS

The FDA regulates the beverage industry. There are acts like the food safety modernization act that focuses on preventing foodborne illness. The government ensures that food manufacturers should register their products to create food safety plans and food defense plans.

Labeling requirement is part and parcel of the regulation from the government. The FDA is keen to ensure that important details are included in the labels. The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act also requires most products to include nutrition labeling (Allen, 2019).

The barriers that have been caused by this regulation lie in the reformulation of products. The preferences for better labeling have forced companies to invest more in product development since it is not as simple as swapping one ingredient for another.

The domestic regulation from the FDA is affecting Monster beverage companies one way or another. The labeling regulation has affected the company when it comes to branding.

BUSINESS THEORY

The business theorist that I have identified is Chester Barnard (Bernard, 2014). In his theory, he emphasizes that formal organizations are always made up of informal groups. He also believed that efficiency and effectiveness are what most organizations need to prosper. The most important theory is the theory of authority (Allen, 2019), which states that a manager’s authority rests specifically on workers’ acceptance of his right to give orders to comply.

One of Chester Barnard’s acceptance theories is the lack of strategic direction. The beverage industry is a very dynamic industry that needs strategic recommendations. The company needs to implement a plan (Allen, 2019). There are different objectives in any organizational change.

There are ways in which the company can overcome the barrier. The first one is to have a clear and measurable. The second way to overcome it is to have a regular benchmark to evaluate one’s progress towards the goal.

With the right strategy at hand, any business will improve its chance of getting to buy stuff and be more likely to take a productive role in the entire process.

Reference

Kraak, V. I., Davy, B. M., Rockwell, M. S., Kostelnik, S., & Hedrick, V. E. (2020). Policy recommendations to address energy drink marketing and consumption by vulnerable populations in the United States. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics120(5), 767-777.

Allen, A. J. (2019). SYSTEMATIC BENZOATE PRESERVATIVE ANALYSIS IN POPULAR BEVERAGES.

Bernard, M. E. (Ed.). (2014). The strength of self-acceptance: Theory, practice and research. Springer Science & Business Media.

Management homework help

you will be using a presentation software package to create a short training or informational presentation. The purpose of this project is to both develop and then highlight your skills with using presentation software. The presentation you prepare should be applicable to your existing business, church, or social organization. The instructions for the PowerPoint presentation are as follows:

Begin by choosing a project for which you have some familiarity and for which there may be a need at your current place of employment, church, or social organization. 
Make certain you have permission from your company or organization to create and publish this presentation with APUS.

 Choose a subject for your presentation that is of interest to you and for which you have some knowledge. Here are five possible ideas for projects, however, if you have a need within your organization, feel free to follow that track.

1. A company overview presentation. The purpose of this presentation could be to introduce your company to a vendor, distributor, investor, or potential employee. Seek to complete this project under the guidance of someone who potentially could use your presentation.

2. A presentation that proposes (a) a change in policy or procedure, equipment acquisitions, (b) the acquisition of a piece of equipment, or (c) an addition of manning to accomplish some objective.

3. An instructional presentation regarding a new methodology being initiated in your division, group, or area of responsibility

4. A presentation that informs some group about a change in benefits, company policy, or human resource procedures.

5. An overview presentation regarding a fundraiser you are proposing for an organization with which you are involved.

Step 1: Develop an outline for your PowerPoint presentation. If you would like your instructor to review your outline, send it by email and I will be glad to look it over and offer ideas for content and organization. An 
example
 of a presentation outline is as follows–be sure that your outline has 3 main points with examples under each main point.

· Company Overview: Primary products and/or services, markets served, company history, statistics on the company (these can be fictional if company policy does not allow the actual numbers of employees, sales, etc. to be published), locations. Include photos of the location, products, customers, maps of regions or locations of manufacturing, distribution, service, etc.

· Insert Photos of <services or products> into the slides look for company photos that you can get permission to use, or find art on the internet (see hyperlinks below

· An organizational chart of the management team by the major and minor departments in the location and a brief description of the departments

· A statement of major company policies (HEPA, Equal Employment, attendance, sick days, etc.)

· Explanation of benefits, pay periods, etc.

· Any additional information you believe important to a new employee

Consult at least 5 external sources to create the content for your presentation. Be sure to include a references slide.

Step 2: Choose a Theme, Font, and select the page designs for section-break slides, content slides, closing slides, etc.

Step 3: Insert content developed in Step 1 (the outline). Allow room in each slide for photos, graphs, tables, charts, etc.

Step 4: Insert photos, charts, tables, graphs, clipart, etc.

Step 5: Create notes at the bottom of each slide to use as guidelines for the presentation narrative you will add in step 7

Step 6: Add audio to the presentation. Use your notes at the bottom of each slide as a guideline for your narration. Consider using free software such as htttp://www.screencastomatic.com to record your presentation.

Step 7: Submit assignment 6 to the cloud AND submit your video link if applicable.

The slide presentation must include all of the following elements:

· A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 content slides (excluding section header or introduction slides)

· A slide background theme that benefits the presentation

· Slide numbers

· Strategically used photos, clip art, and/or graphics

· At least one table, one chart or graph, creative use of SmartArt, and one or more bullet lists

· An audio track where you narrate through each slide

· Transitions inserted for the final presentation

· A References slide with at least 5 sources cited

Management homework help

Directions

1. Response posts 

0. Select two peers to respond to. 

1. Take on the role of a consultant. Read their recommendations thoroughly then provide some rationale as to why you think their recommendations are persuasive (or not).

Shiron Musick

Economies change as time progresses, which means they will fluctuate and the ones who are the powerhouse will shift as well. On the aspect of the shift moving from western to Asia an important component is in how they countries respond and handle aspects such as future trends, diplomatic influences and economic relationships (Bley & Lemahieu, 2018). Constantly evaluating and looking for ways for growth is beneficial because it allows the things to not become stagnate which ultimately can lead to down falls. This means that the important components come form looking forward and is not related based on the size of the country. In addition, to this making connections with others within the same region, allows for more influence and growth in an economic power shift.

When looking at what influences a country there are many things that go into play such as the culture. This will impact each component of a country because they are the ones that makes the rules, regulations and what is considered a norm. The culture of countries and norms impact what outputs the world expects them to produce and the US has a connection with research within the education systems (Kohli, 2021). This means there is a connection with being on the for front of discovering new things, which can certainly impact the economy. In addition, the education system of a country is how the younger generation are shaped and molded to keep them moving forward. Both China and India have large populations which means there are a percentage of them who will be in the school systems. These two countries often compete on providing opportunities that may not have previously been there (Dhawan, 2013). An important similarity between all three countries is trying to improve in what they have to offer, yet they are at different levels, such as elementary versus university.  

The next important aspect that influences the economy is the youth of the world, or more specific of a country. There is the phrase that the youth is our future which holds a lot of truth because they will be here longer to help the even younger generation to take their place one day. Another way that the youth shape the economies is related to there being more of them which means there are the primary influence on the economy. The countries that will hold more power in the shifts will be those who are able to predict and respond accordingly. Policies are the foundations of conducting business, and all areas are interested in their exports, however of the last few years a new demand has surfaced which is connected to supply distribution (Hormats, 2022). Being aware of this and responding accordingly will allow countries to gain more stability which will also impact their economies. The youth of a country is often more willing to try things that vary from traditions which means they will be the ones who often think outside of the box which allows for growth.

When it comes to improving the unemployment rate, the growth of employment opportunities must be higher than the labor demands. To determine what will best help the location will begin with research to determine what jobs are needed to help the community. In countries with large populations, the ability to create new jobs there may not be the space, yet it is important to find ways to adjust for the environment. Once the determination of what is needed, the next step will be finding ways to attract and provided the needed training. Getting these type of individuals are vital because otherwise there is not growth which will not improve the unemployment rates.

Reference

Bley, B., & Lemahieu, H. (2018). The Global Power Balance Shifts Toward Asia. from https://www.brinknews.com/the-global-power-balance-shifts-toward-asia/Links to an external site.

Dhawan, A. (2013). Quality of education: What sets apart India and China-World News , Firstpost.  from https://www.firstpost.com/world/quality-of-education-what-sets-apart-india-and-china-1090019.htmlLinks to an external site.

Hormats, R. (2022). Once again, world events are changing our supply and procurement priorities | The Hill.  from https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3460468-once-again-world-events-are-changing-our-supply-and-procurement-priorities/Links to an external site.

Kohli, P. (2021). Top 5 Countries with Best Education System in the World. from https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/country-with-best-higher-education-system-articlepage-1423

Jennifer Lord

1. Evaluate the evolving balance of economic power shift from the western countries to the Asian countries then explain the rationale of this shift by supporting your ideas with some examples.

The economic power shift is due to several things. One being population and buying power. Not only does China have the highest population in the world, but it is also the number one market for car sales. “Shifting power involves both influencing access to markets at home and abroad, influence over bargaining, and also intellectual influence over policy debate.” (Whalley, 2009). The United States uses China for manufacturing and the country wants to continue to do business there. The West even invests greatly in China and other Asia countries.

1. Compare India and China to the United States

0. Identify the area in which USA is producing most of its educational outputs than China and India.

The United States has an educational system that is diverse. India has a simpler system. In the U.S. for college to be free the student would require a scholarship. In India, there are some fees when going to college in a public institution, but it is funded for the mostly by states governments and the central government. China is like India. “India has the most universities worldwide. According to data from July 2021, there were an estimated 5,288 universities in India. The United States had the second most universities counting 3,216”. (Statista, 2022).

0. Discuss the relevance of the educational outputs in the three countries

These countries have high population and are considered to have intelligent citizens. Their education should reflect that. The U.S. has more doctors per capita, so that would reflect the education system works better in the U.S., but many of those doctors are of Asia decent.

0. Explain how the US educational output is incompatible with the jobs creation.

“The knowledge and skills of workers available in the labor supply are a key determinant for both business and economic growth.” (Radcliffe, 2022). College graduates are more likely to have careers versus high school graduates. Hiring someone who is disciplined and will understand the tasks quicker, means work is done efficiently.

0. Evaluate if the shift will continue. Support your evaluation with evidence.

Asia seems to have a hold on the economy. It was shifting before Covid. Asia is the fastest growing economic region, and the U.S. saw a quick, but significant recession in 2020.  

0. Debate the belief of the younger generations of Chinese and Indians in reference to the economic power shift.

The Indian youth want skill-based education which includes proper job placement. The Chinese youth have similar goals.

0. Explain how the motivated generations will impact their economic growth; and their respective countries will become the United States of a few decades ago.

With importing, exporting, and investments these countries are already just as significant as the U.S. Once their economy ensures jobs based on education and skill level, the economy will grow further. The motivated generations will be more educated than generations of the past.

0. Analyze if these changes will test western nations true commitment to global and open trade.

The West will have their egos hurt, but the import and export of goods to and from Asia is far too great to halt. The Asia-Europe trade is worth over $100 billion. The financial gain is too great for global and open trade to change.

0. Explain the challenges that China and India are facing even with their educational success. Give some benchmarks to support your ideas.

India faces some challenges in their educational system which includes politics, moral issues, and corruption. In China the challenges are language barriers if they move to a different city, and politics. In India you could pay the fees to attend college, and then not attend class. “Students may appear when exams are given or do what is minimally required.” (Tierney & Sabharwal, 2022). It’ll be difficult to be proficient in a subject while doing the minimum requirements.

 

1. Take on the role of a consultant and propose persuasive recommendations to further inspire economic growth and reduce unemployment rates.

Requiring more in the higher education system when it comes to corruption and bribery. This means having students accomplish assignments and testing. Also, the U.S. climate action may stimulate economic growth. It will also create jobs in the country. It could also do the same for China and India.

-Jen Lord

References

Radcliffe, B. (2022, January 26). How Education and Training Affect the Economy. Retrieved from Investopedia: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/education-training-advantages.asp

Statista. (2022, January). Estimated number of universities worldwide as of July 2021, by country. Retrieved from Statista: https://www.statista.com/statistics/918403/number-of-universities-worldwide-by-country/

Whalley, J. (2009, September). Shifting Economic Power. Retrieved from https://www.oecd.org/dev/pgd/45337859.pdf

Management homework help

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Cristiano Ronaldo 94 185 cm 80 kg Right 2/5/1985 LW/ST High / Low 4 5 93 92 22 23 31 63 96 94 29 85 86 84 83 77 91 92 92 80 63 90 95 85 92 93 90 81 76 85 88 14 7 15 11 11
Lionel Messi 93 170 cm 72 kg Left 6/24/1987 RW Medium / Medium 4 4 95 97 13 26 28 48 95 93 22 90 94 77 88 87 92 87 74 59 95 90 68 71 85 95 88 89 90 74 85 14 6 15 11 8
Neymar 92 174 cm 68 kg Right 2/5/1992 LW High / Medium 5 5 95 96 21 33 24 56 88 90 36 80 80 75 81 75 93 90 79 49 82 96 61 62 78 89 77 79 84 81 83 15 9 15 9 11
Luis Su?­rez 92 182 cm 85 kg Right 1/24/1987 ST High / Medium 4 4 91 86 30 38 45 78 93 92 41 84 83 77 83 64 88 77 89 76 60 86 69 77 87 94 86 86 84 85 88 33 27 31 25 37
Manuel Neuer 92 193 cm 92 kg Right 3/27/1986 GK Medium / Medium 4 1 48 30 10 11 10 29 85 12 30 70 70 15 55 59 58 61 44 83 35 52 78 25 25 13 16 14 11 47 11 91 89 95 90 89
De Gea 90 193 cm 82 kg Right 11/7/1990 GK Medium / Medium 3 1 31 13 13 13 21 38 88 12 30 68 60 17 31 32 56 56 25 64 43 57 67 21 31 13 12 21 19 40 13 86 88 87 85 90
Robert Lewandowski 90 185 cm 79 kg Right 8/21/1988 ST High / Medium 4 3 87 85 25 19 42 80 88 89 39 78 87 62 83 65 79 82 79 84 79 78 84 85 86 91 82 77 76 81 86 8 15 12 6 10
Gareth Bale 90 183 cm 74 kg Left 7/16/1989 RW High / Medium 3 4 88 89 51 52 55 65 87 86 59 79 85 87 86 80 93 95 78 80 65 77 85 86 91 87 90 86 85 76 76 5 15 11 15 6
Zlatan IbrahimoviŽ? 90 195 cm 95 kg Right 10/3/1981 ST Medium / Low 4 4 90 87 15 27 41 84 85 86 20 83 91 76 84 76 69 74 75 93 41 86 72 80 93 90 88 82 82 91 93 9 13 10 15 12
Thibaut Courtois 89 199 cm 91 kg Left 5/11/1992 GK Medium / Medium 3 1 23 13 11 16 18 23 81 13 15 44 52 14 32 31 46 52 38 70 45 61 68 13 36 14 17 19 11 27 12 86 84 69 91 89
J??r??me Boateng 89 192 cm 90 kg Right 9/3/1988 CB Medium / Medium 4 2 72 67 90 91 92 82 84 47 84 76 86 69 75 80 74 81 75 91 54 58 75 86 79 34 58 56 31 46 53 6 7 15 12 5
Eden Hazard 89 173 cm 74 kg Right 1/7/1991 LW/LM High / Medium 4 4 91 93 25 22 27 54 85 85 41 86 86 80 84 80 93 87 77 65 90 92 59 57 79 81 82 82 79 86 79 8 11 6 12 8
Luka ModriŽ? 89 174 cm 65 kg Right 9/9/1985 CM/CDM High / Medium 4 4 92 86 66 73 80 62 88 79 76 90 76 78 92 83 77 71 83 58 94 93 67 55 73 71 82 79 77 80 74 14 13 7 9 9
Mesut ??zil 89 180 cm 76 kg Left 10/15/1988 CAM/LW Medium / Low 2 4 90 86 22 19 16 48 87 84 24 93 73 82 89 84 77 68 68 56 70 84 52 54 70 75 76 84 79 67 77 6 6 10 14 14
Gonzalo Higua??n 89 184 cm 92 kg Right 12/10/1987 ST High / Medium 4 3 85 84 12 18 22 50 86 92 20 70 84 68 73 59 79 81 73 85 69 75 77 80 86 92 80 74 62 70 88 5 5 7 12 10
Thiago Silva 89 183 cm 79 kg Right 9/22/1984 CB High / High 3 3 80 68 90 89 91 77 84 59 91 74 80 60 79 81 72 76 74 81 68 75 93 82 78 38 71 61 73 71 63 9 9 5 12 10
Sergio Ramos 89 183 cm 75 kg Right 3/30/1986 CB High / Medium 3 3 83 61 85 90 89 84 82 52 88 63 76 66 76 70 77 78 84 81 60 80 92 90 79 60 55 73 67 68 66 7 11 9 8 11
Sergio Ag?¬ero 89 173 cm 70 kg Right 6/2/1988 ST High / Medium 4 4 89 89 13 12 20 57 88 91 24 83 90 70 79 63 92 86 74 73 90 86 80 68 87 90 84 82 72 80 85 11 13 6 15 14
Paul Pogba 88 191 cm 84 kg Right 3/15/1993 CM/CAM High / Medium 4 5 90 89 68 76 75 72 86 84 70 86 83 78 85 87 75 79 91 91 61 79 85 73 90 71 88 82 82 76 84 4 5 2 6 3
Antoine Griezmann 88 176 cm 67 kg Left 3/21/1991 ST/LW High / Medium 3 4 86 87 23 11 22 69 90 91 35 76 81 82 79 75 87 86 75 61 80 90 87 80 81 88 82 84 75 71 87 13 14 14 8 14
Kevin De Bruyne 88 181 cm 68 kg Right 6/28/1991 CAM/RM/LM High / High 4 4 86 85 30 40 39 68 88 84 52 88 84 90 89 82 76 78 85 73 75 78 65 53 85 83 86 81 84 77 82 10 15 5 13 13
Marco Reus 88 182 cm 76 kg Right 5/31/1989 LM/CAM Medium / Medium 4 4 85 86 30 46 36 49 87 87 50 86 82 83 86 79 89 91 73 67 82 87 72 51 87 84 85 90 84 84 88 13 12 13 12 11
Alexis S?­nchez 88 169 cm 62 kg Right 12/19/1988 ST/RM High / High 3 4 86 89 30 35 39 80 87 86 42 82 82 80 80 73 88 84 85 72 87 90 85 70 84 85 81 78 78 77 83 12 10 15 10 13
Toni Kroos 88 182 cm 78 kg Right 1/4/1990 CM/CDM Medium / Medium 5 3 85 78 63 65 75 60 85 76 77 88 85 85 89 93 55 37 78 74 62 70 34 54 87 75 88 85 84 73 82 7 10 13 11 10
Diego God??n 88 185 cm 73 kg Right 2/16/1986 CB Medium / High 3 2 76 53 87 89 86 86 85 48 88 52 80 55 79 70 62 67 69 80 58 63 89 92 67 42 43 49 51 50 47 5 6 15 8 15
Mats Hummels 88 191 cm 92 kg Right 12/16/1988 CB High / Medium 3 2 77 68 85 87 92 66 85 56 89 79 91 64 78 82 62 65 66 85 58 64 68 90 71 55 51 65 53 68 60 5 15 10 6 6
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Management homework help

Directions

1. Response posts 

0. Select two peers to respond to. 

1. Take on the role of a consultant. Read their recommendations thoroughly then provide some rationale as to why you think their recommendations are persuasive (or not).

Jennifer Lord

Investigate the differences in business culture of Asian and Western cultures. How would you describe the Asian culture?

One of the main points of this course is to understand how culture can hinder or enhance business relates for a foreign business owner who wants to do business in Asia. Honor and respect “must be a part of all of your standard business practices when dealing with people from an Asian background.” (Empirics Asia, 2015). Being too familiar and possibly offending someone with a joke would not go well in Asia. Western culture sometimes believes respect must be earned and may lead to issues when conducting business. In Asia, it is seen as bad form to discuss money and wealth. Western cultures seem to flaunt their wealth to make more wealth.

Compare the low context Western culture to the high context Asian culture.

Communication is key to any relationship. When there is a language and cultural barrier, communication is especially important to focus on. High context is communicating to build relationships. Sometimes gestures are as important as the words spoken. Asian culture “social roles and a concern for respect and harmony inevitably have a bearing on communication.” (Chen, 2015). Low context is having a meeting or discussion as a means to an end. The conversation is surface level and direct.

Explain how the Asian and Western cultures affect business relationships between the regions.

Building a healthy business relationship within the different regions could look different depending on the region. “When doing business in China, for example, one of the ways to build good relationships involves spending time together at the dining table (drinking and eating).” (Smith, 2021). At the end of a meeting some elders expect a small bow. When doing business in Western cultures, breaking bread during a meeting is a rarity. In Thailand, punctuality is expected, and a suit and tie should be worn. That is the same in Western cultures, but in Asian cultures if this is not taken seriously it could be viewed as disrespect. In Singapore, it is expected you will shake everyone’s hand at the start and end of the meeting. These small differences among the regions are important to note if someone wants to maintain a healthy, successful business in Asia.

Take on the role of a consultant and propose some persuasive recommendations to grow business relationships between Asian and Western countries.

I recommend speaking to retain the information, not speaking just to get your way. In a business meeting, you may speak to get your product sold or get the opportunity to sell in a certain region. In Asian cultures they value relationships, so if you remember something they said and reference it back in a later conversation that would be considered meaningful in the Asia culture. Try to build genuine relationships.

-Jen Lord

References

Chen, M.-J. (2015, March 26). The Nuances of Cross-Cultural Communication. Retrieved from Uva Darden Ideas to Action: https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/the-nuances-of-cross-cultural-communication

Empirics Asia. (2015, April 7). Business Culture Of Asia. Retrieved from Empirics Asia: https://empirics.asia/business-culture-of-asia/

Smith, S. (2021, June 11). Why Cultural Differences in Business Matter. Retrieved from Day Translations: https://www.daytranslations.com/blog/culture-nuance-business/

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Cultures vary not only on the component of east versus west culture, but also will vary from one country to another. Not only is there the culture of a community there is also the specific business culture that is influenced based on the culture of the communities. When it comes to evaluating the difference in business culture from one area to another, the small daily actions will hold vital information. This can be as simple as how people greet each other, both in a personal and professional manner, there is always a level of respect that is connected in Asian culture (Birtles, 2020).

When it comes to the level of context that is connected to one’s culture, there will be a variety of information that can be learned, especially when it comes to conducting business. The level of the context within a culture, is connected to how much is left unsaid when communicating. When it comes to conducting business across the globe it is vital to understand and respond accordingly to high and low context cultures (United Language Group, 2022). In addition to the context level in the culture, the culture in itself will impact how business is conducted between different regions. An example can be applied to the concept of the separation of professional and personal relationships between coworkers. It is important to have open communication and expectations when it comes to building relationships between different cultures (Stone, 2019). Things will be different from one culture to another so for positive relationship growth to occur, being open to learn is the best approach.  

When it comes to growing business relationships it is important to approach the potential interactions with an open mind. This approach will allow for the companies to learn about the other cultures, which can lead to better connections. One way that a company can grow their relationships is in the use of internships. There is only a level of knowledge about a culture that can be evaluated with research. The culture of an area influences every aspect, and the best way to learn and have individuals who are aware of this is to be emerged in the culture of the country. Having individuals who have interned in multiple locations allows for a company to have a better understanding of cultures and can help grow the footprint of the organization.   

Reference

Birtles, K. (2020). 13 of the most peculiar cultural customs you’ll find in Asia. from https://www.trafalgar.com/real-word/asian-traditions-cultural-customs/ (Links to an external site.)

Stone, D. (2019). East vs. West: 10 Corporate Cultural Differences All Inte… , from https://www.goabroad.com/articles/intern-abroad/east-vs-west-corporate-cultural-differences-for-interns-abroad (Links to an external site.)

United Language Group. (2022). Communicating in High Context vs. Low Context Cultures. from https://www.unitedlanguagegroup.com/blog/communicating-high-context-vs-low-context-cultures

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Paper 1

Domino’s Pizza Inc.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. is a multinational American pizza restaurant founded in 1960. Its stores are found worldwide, and the headquarters is in the United States (U.S). Its product recipe varies depending on the state and people’s culture in a given area. The company’s analysis helps give its current state in terms of performance, production, and quality.

· Company Mission and Critique

· Mission: To be the leader in delivering off-premise pizza convenience to consumers around the world.

· Vision: Becoming an exceptional and the fastest pizza delivery company without compromising quality and taste. (the vision statement is common to all its outlets globally)

The vision and mission of Domino’s are reflected towards being exceptional to the people and producing some of the best deliveries of pizza in the world. The mission statement gives the information on prompt deliveries where pizzas are delivered at an ordered address within time. The company has efficient team members who facilitate prompts and quick food deliveries. Besides, it elaborates on an expandable menu as it serves different flavors of pizza and other things like bread, pasta, salads, desserts, and bread. Besides making their customers happy through the food offered, they also have a courteous team that is hospitable, polite, and honest when serving the customers.

The vision is elaborating an exceptional team that understands food’s value and how it connects with human emotions. Thus, Domino is dealing with serving the best and not only about maximizing its profits. Also, the vision shows how it is working to be the best pizza delivery company. Since it moves with the vision of becoming the best deliveries for pizza globally, it employs a team that ensures deliveries are prompt with high customer satisfaction. Besides, their services are outstanding by training their staff on different aspects that will help the company achieve the best.

Domino’s mission and vision statement support the values and objectives of the company at large to satisfy the customers and at the same time get profits.

· Outside Stakeholder Groups

The top claims from advocacy are the ones coming from ESG. These are the claims from the stakeholders saying that the company has to do its best to reduce the environmental impact. The company is working to reconcile the claim by setting the target of reducing environmental pollution by 2050 (Franchise News, n.d). However, the company has stated that its capabilities might not be that effective due to unavoidable situations of the company.

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External Environment

· Strategical relevance or Success Factors in Macro Environment

The critical success factor for Domino’s is its ability to prepare its pizza within a short time and have it delivered within 30 minutes of the order recording.

· Ranking of the Factors

On a scale of 1-5, the success factor is ranked 5. Since it also deals with home deliveries, high pizza preparation and delivery speed are the key success factors.

· Strength of Industry Competitive Forces

The strength of Domino’s pizza is the strong brand equity. It has maintained a strong brand image with cost-friendly and quality foods based on the customers’ needs and wants based on Domino’s Annual Report 10-K.

· Industrial Factors Driving Change

New opportunities and technology are the industrial factors driving change in the company. The company is working toward incorporating the current technology, including marketing and the delivery cars, for more success. Besides, it utilizes the customers’ feedback to get new opportunities for incorporating change.

· U.S Market and Market Position

Domino’s pizza has the largest market share in the U.S as it was ranked among the top organizations for fast food. It takes 50 percent for pizza deliveries, while the other brands share the remaining 50 percent (Lucas, 2021).

· Strategies of Existing Rivals

Rivals are using the strategy of emulating the competitive strength of Domino’s. They are also working towards fast deliveries and increasing the number of city stores. Besides, the products are being marketed in all the marketing media, making the consumers confused.

· Future Factors to be Watched at Present

The two main things to be watched in the future are competition from other organizations and ESG issues with stakeholders.

· U.S. and Global Markets

· Top Markets

As a food industry, Domino’s has its market both inside and outside of the U.S. There are more than 6000 stores of Domino’s in the U.S, which makes it the largest market in the world. Outsides its home market – U.S, India has the largest market of Domino’s in the global world. This makes India to have approximate 1000 Domino’s outlets to meet the needs of consumers. However, other countries also have several stores and outlets to avail its products. Apart from India, we also have Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.

· U.S Competitive Strategy

The primary competitive strategy of the company in the U.S is the differential strategy. This is where the company differentiates the products into many flavours and diversity. Having many varieties of pizza and other products from Domino’s made it different from competitors, thus high performance. Domino’s has differentiated its products to include chicken wings, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. Thus, calling for more sales from different products.

Focus strategy, which includes taking customers’ feedback and implementing them as fast as possible, is the second competitive advantage of the company. Since Domino’s values its customers, they put them on the priority to consider whatever they need within a short time. For instance, the customers’ responses requested additional ingredients of garlic and butter to the pizza crust together with altering the pizza sauce and its composition. This led to an expansion in the product while winning more customers. Besides, there is the promise for delivering their products before thirty minutes. It means that the product will have to reach the consumer when still hot. Fast delivery was enhanced with the live tracker where consumers can locate their product, thus transparency to the customers.

· Strategic Goal

Growing its Domino’s footprint is the strategy to cut down the delivery time goal of the company in the global market. Despite the company being, it has also been leaning toward fortressing its roots to the rest of the world. With this, they tend to add more stores to the existing markets to reach consumers easily (McKinnon, 2021). As a result, the transportation cost will be reduced as the stores will be closer to the consumers.

· Global Competitive Strategy

Focus strategy is the main global competitive strategy used by the company. Domino’s focuses more on the narrow market segments so that it can be protected from competitors. The strategy has helped the company to utilize the limited resources to get all the needs from the consumers and deliver as required. It has also applied the niche-market focus to target specific customers. Its market has been divided into small categories based on consumers’ unique needs like different flavours and cultural preferences when making pizza.

· Critique of the Competitive Strategy

From the two competitive strategies of gaining market share, both are beneficial to the company. Focus strategy enables the company to segment the unique preference and needs to meet the consumer needs. Besides, the differential strategy has helped differentiate the consumers for different products. It makes the company outstanding due to delivering the required products based on the customers’ preferences.

· Internal Analysis

· SWOT Analysis

· Strength

· High brand recall with strong tag lines like ’30 minutes delivery’.

· Extensive network in more than 60 countries in the world.

· Deep menu and quick services.

· Weaknesses

· Fewer numbers of the eateries.

· Low staff retention.

· Large number of outlets thus difficulties to handle.

· Opportunities

· High market expansion.

· Health-conscious eatables.

· High strength for penetrating to more markets

· Threats

· Stiff competition from both direct and indirect companies.

· High cost of resources like vegetables.

· ESG issues.

· Key Competitive Factor Identified in Value Chain Analysis

Market segmentation and differential is the main competitive factor identified with the value chain analysis. It was discovered that it is very competitive from the other vendors doing the same product. Thus, the company has to look for unique ways to ensure it remains outstanding. To do so, Domino’s opts to segment and differentiate its products based on the customers’ feedback to ensure majority of their needs are met.

· Competitive Values of their Core Competencies

The two competitive values for Domino’s are championing the customers and creating inspired solutions. Putting people first involves creating an inclusive culture keeping in mind that everyone related to the company is the one that promotes success (Domino’s, n.d). People are treated with dignity and respect as the values among each member is embraced. Thus, a company that all the involved team members bring their contribution for potential benefit.

The value of creating an inspired solution is projected with the company’s objective being entrepreneurship and innovation. The humility and courage to embrace change make the company better every day (Domino’s, n.d). It works together to unlock the collective potential, think big, and solve customers’ needs in a relevant and new way.

· Critique of the Competitive Value of the Tangible Assets

The tangible assets of the company are well promoting the competitive value. They are utilized in full to ensure maximum use of the resources for the better quality of products.

· Competitive value of their intangible assets

The competitive value under this category is creating inspired solutions. Indeed, all intangible assets are put together to gather the customers’ needs and solve them in a relevant way for a better tomorrow.

· Competitive Value of their Organization Capabilities

The competitive value for organization capabilities is to grow win together. Dominos is committed to building and long-lasting brand beyond every individual’s contribution. Thus, expanding together to give exceptional results and celebrate all the successes as one. It also focuses on having fun together and ensuring the brand is better than yesterday. Hence, a better way to enhance and promote competition.

· Annual 2021 vs 2020 Revenue and Net Profit Comparison

The annual revenue for Dominos in 2021 was $4117 million and $3619 million for 2020 (Domino’s Pizza Inc Revenue 2010-2021 | DPZ., n.d).

表格  描述已自动生成this shows an increase of around 11 percent of the total revenue for a year.

The company’s net profit in 2021 was $1.717B and $1.594B in 2020 (Domino’s Pizza Inc Gross Profit 2010-2021 | DPZ, n.d). This shows an increase of around 14 percent of the net profit from 2020.

· Annual 2021 vs 2020 U.S. Market Share (top 2 or 3 rivals)

Domino’s has a market share of 70 percent, making it position two among its competitors. The first competitor, Starbucks, holds 75 percent, and the third in line McDonalds has 65 per cent while Pizza Hut, which is number four, has a share of 64 percent (Domino’s Pizza, 2022).

· Stage in Life Cycle

In the life cycle, Dominos is in the post-maturity stage. Since its establishment, it has been able to open and successfully operate a number of stores with increased revenue. Besides, an increase in competition in the market share does not hinder the company from making more achievements. Also, it has strong brand recognition and secures growing customers, making the company expand more to meet new and existing customers.

Current Strategy

The current strategy for Domino’s is to shrink the delivery radius by putting up as many stores as possible. This was due to an increase in the sales that increased the delivery radius hence the need to develop more restaurants within the U.S and other locations. This will help the company deal away with the third-party delivery and focus more on the in-house delivery for more revenues (Domino’s Pizza, 2021). Besides, it gives the company complete control over the customer experience and the fees.

In my opinion, the strategy is achievable since the company has highly invested in new technologies that fully support the implementation of more restaurants. Besides, the digital market is enhancing and promoting the deliveries segments where respective orders are digitally made, and the nearest restaurant from the customer is used for deliveries (Rahman, 2022). Since most people are into technology in the current world, it is easier and faster to make an order online and wait for it at the comfort of your house, as some people do not prefer full-service restaurant dining. Moreover, it is cheaper for the consumers to access the company’s digital market and make respective orders to their homes. The onset of the pandemic led to a more realization of the strategy, and it is being achieved are most people preferred deliveries.

Furthermore, Domino’s introduced a car side delivery in 2020. Car side deliveries made contactless deliveries that made the customers enjoy, especially during and after the pandemic (Rahman, 2022). Thus, easy and fast delivery of the products from the small radius restaurants.

· Long-Term Objectives

The long-term objectives of Domino’s are to grow with an approximate 60 percent over the next six years and a target of opening about 9700 stores by the end of the 2025 financial year (Franchise News, n.d). The growth plans are achievable due to the following reasons. The first is because of the current strategy of shrinking the delivery radius. This implies that more stores will be placed between the existing stores and the locations where stores did not exist. Thus, increasing the number of stores slowly by slowly to the targeted number by the end of 2025 as they bring people together to share the love of Domino’s.

Secondly, increasing the number of stores gives Domino’s a chance to win every neighborhood in the market. When more customers are winned, the company experiences an increase in revenues that leads to growth. Ones get to be dominant and win more when they get dominant in the neighborhood and leave with the only chance of visiting the store, thus, strengthening the dominance. Besides, it is increasing in the technological growth to advance to getting the customers feedbacks for improvement to raise the customer’s satisfaction percentage thus, going beyond and above the quality and value expected by the customers.

· Organization (Chart) Structure

Domino’s uses a flat organizational structure. This type of structure has few supervisor levels, with the departmental managers having high control and responsibility to their groups (Bjørnstad & Ulleberg, 2021). Domino’s uses this structure with multiple management layers that oversee the entire operations. At the top, we have the chief executive officer (CEO) who monitors and manages all the business functions. Below him, we have other top leaders, including the chief operating officer, executive vice presidents on different departments, senior vice presidents, and vice presidents (Domino’s, n.d). Each store manager has fourteen workers under him. It is the role of the store manager to handle all staff. Message in the store flows from the top of the hierarchy to the top level of employees.

The structure has been designed specifically for executing the organization’s functioning as promoted by the following characteristics of flat organization structure. First, the flat structure supports direct communication between members without hierarchy and intermediaries (Bjørnstad & Ulleberg, 2021). As a result, there is speedy communication from the ones interacting with the customers to the top management for quickly implementing the customers’ needs. Secondly, the structure helps improve coordination and responsibility among different levels of employees. Since there are no middlemen or intermediaries when communicating, it becomes easy to coordinate and communicate to employees, improving their responsibilities and reliabilities. Third, the structure is characterized by few management levels, which promotes easy decision-making at the organization (Bjørnstad & Ulleberg, 2021). Dominos has created an easy time executing its strategies and promoting success with these characteristics. The flat organization structure offers the best environment for efficiency and flexibility for business management.

· Summary of the Top Current Risks

From the risk analysis of Domino’s, there are several risks that the company is facing. However, the top risk presented involves environmental, social, and governance which is predicted to impact the business reputation if not handled in time. Based on the analysis, Domino’s pizza stated that the intention of investors on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are going overtime with several groups examining the ESG issues and publishing the assessments public (Sharif, 2022). However, Dominos protected itself by saying it intends to attain the gate of net-zero emissions by the year 2050. It moved further and warned the investors to stop publishing the ESG issues as they are working towards it. However, it may be impossible for Domino’s to achieve such a goal because of the uncertainties and risks beyond the company’s control. But it was further highlighted that the target mentioned above on ESG issues might lead to the challenges of damaging the company’s reputation, thus, financial consequences.

The other top risk to the Domino’s is the recurring debt. Even though the debt has been reducing in the past seven years, it has led to the stockholders’ equity that is negative (McGrath, 2020). According to McGrath, D. M. (2020), the total debt as of July 2020 was 4.17 billion dollars. This puts the company at risk if the revenue stops growing; there will be a decreasing net profit, thus affecting the stock performance. In turn, the cash flow would also decline, hence the company’s bankruptcy. The other risk is the stiff competition from different industrial sectors like Pizza Hut and Papa John’s. Such companies have both local and international markets competing for the same clients. As a result, maintaining the growing demand is a challenge as the competition increases. Besides, other new sources like supermarkets and meal kits increase the competition in terms of food quality, image, price, and conveniences.

The two top risks discussed above are a threat to the company in the future. This is because if they are solved in advance, they will lead to the company’s dissolution and later closing it. Dominos has to move faster to clear the debt and handle the ESG issue even though they are costly. However, competition is a leading challenge that calls for the company to invest a lot in its strategies to get a higher market share.

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Top 3 Competitors in each of the Domestic and International Markets

· Competitors in Domestic Markets

To the domestic markets, the top three competitors for Domino’s are.

· Subway –is a U.S. based restaurant and one of the most valuables brands in the food industry (MBA Skool Team, 2021). The company is growing fast and opening many food outlets all the country to serve its customers to the maximum.

· Dunkin Donuts – is a U.S. based quick-service joint that majors in baked goods, coffee, and ice cream. Its sales are steadily rising as it establishes more stores, everyone, for efficiency (Dunkin, n.d).

· Burger King – the fast-food company, serves over 50 million customers in a month and continuously expands its wings. Besides being fast rising, it is loved by most people.

· Other domestic market competitors include Taco Bell, Chipotle, Wendy’s, and Papa John’s (MBA Skool Team, 2021).

· Competitors in International Markets

The top international market is as follows.

· McDonald’s – the company covers the market share of approximately 18 percent. It’s a huge distributor and has a high market force globally, ranking it the second-largest competitor to Dominos.

· KCF – the company comes second after McDonald’s in the sales volume making it be an external competitor for Domino. It has expanded to different parts of the world, and its revenue and sales are growing fast (MBA Skool Team, 2021). It has diversity in its menu and includes the option for fast foods. Furthermore, it has several strategic locations globally and has a consistent quality.

· Pizza Hut –specializes in the take outs and deliveries of pizza. The company was recognized to be the fastest in food deliveries. Besides, it has diversified its market and produced other products like breakfast men, desserts, pasta, Italian cuisines, and soft drinks (Pizza Hut, n.d). Apart from the internal competition, it is also an external competitor as it has stores in other countries, including Canada, Germany, Spain, the UK, and France (MBA Skool Team, 2021). Besides, in 2016, it was ranked as the leading outlet for pizza globally.

The internal and external competitors are a real threat to the company. This is cause they both offer common products and compete for the same customers. Having an extra inch in the services and products gives one company a competitive advantage over the other.

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Domino’s, (n.d). OUR PURPOSE & VALUES. https://biz.dominos.com/about-us/our-purpose-and-values/

Franchise News, (n.d). Domino’s (U.S.) Outlines Long-Term Growth Plans. https://www.worldfranchiseassociates.com/franchise-news-article.php?nid=4825

Lucas, A. (2021). Domino’s stock climbs 11% on earnings beat, strong pizza demand in the U.S. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/22/dominos-pizza-dpz-q2-2021-earnings.html

McKinnon, T. (2021). Domino’s Pizza’s Strategy for Staying On Top. https://www.indigo9digital.com/blog/dominospizzastrategy

Bjørnstad, A. L., & Ulleberg, P. (2021). Effects of trust, structure and processes on effectiveness in a military organization: exploring a moderated mediation model. Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Domino’s Pizza, (2021). Why Domino’s Keeps Building Out New Stores in the Same Markets. https://www.pmq.com/dominos-fortressing-strategy/

Domino’s, (n.d). Organization Chart. https://theorg.com/org/dominos/org-chart

Dunkin, (n.d). Dunkin Donuts. https://www.dunkindonuts.com/en

McGrath, D. M. (2020). DPZ: Domino’s Pizza, Inc. – Equity Research Report. https://www.ship.edu/globalassets/business/imp/student_reports/dominos-pizza-2.pdf

Pizza Hut, (n.d). Pizza Hut. https://pizzahut.bh/en/store/pht-isa-town

Rahman, (2022). All About Domino’s Digital Marketing Strategy. naukri.com/learning/articles/dominos-digital-marketing-strategy/

Sharif. S. (2022). A Closer Look at Domino’s Newly Added Risk Factors. https://www.tipranks.com/news/a-closer-look-at-dominos-newly-added-risk-factors/

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Your paper should be structured as follows:

1. Title Page: include only the title, each team member’s full name, and course information. (1 page)
2. Abstract: include a brief summary of your paper (the main topic discussed, the research purpose, the
results obtained and the conclusions drawn). The abstract should be 200 to 250 words.
3. Introduction: indicate the importance of your HRM topic; articulate a research question or a problem and
provide the structure of your paper
4. Literature Review: provide a summary of the relevant publications on your research topic. A minimum
of 12 citations from scholarly and professional journals should be used. A list of journals and HR topics
to choose from is available in your syllabus. Check also the library guide for scholarly articles
5. Research Methods: add this section only if your paper is empirical. Describe your research methodology.
You may use quantitative, qualitative, or combined methodology depending on your research question.
6. Findings & Discussion: discuss your findings and provide your own analysis and opinion on the topic.
Ground your thoughts in the current academic and professional HRM literature.
7. Conclusion: summarize your main points; don’t introduce new material, mention the implications of your
research on theory and practice.
8. References Cited — each reference cited in the text must be cited alphabetically in this section. Please use the 
APA style and visit the following website for more information and guidance: http://apastyle.org/ (Links to an external site.)
 
The criteria for assessment of your paper or HRM plan will include the relevance of content; clarity and
completeness; quality and variety of sources cited; structure and organization; length to contribution ratio;
spelling, grammar, and punctuation; professionalism; adherence to guidelines/format. The paper’s overall grade is the grade that each team member receives for his or her paper unless the peer assessment indicates otherwise

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Discussion 4:

· Design a promotion strategy for the new draft beers. Include how the restaurant owner should advertise and what message she/he should convey.

Discussion 5:

Demonstrate the concept of capacity and constrain management, explained with the help of the production cut-off point (used in the business simulation, input table)

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Case Study Title


Abstract—This electronic document is a “live” template and already defines the components of your paper [title, text, heads, etc.] in its style sheet. *CRITICAL: Do Not Use Symbols, Special Characters, Footnotes, or Math in Paper Title or Abstract. (

Abstract
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I. Introduction

This template, modified in MS Word 2007 and saved as a “Word 97-2003 Document” for the PC, provides authors with most of the formatting specifications needed for preparing electronic versions of their papers. All standard paper components have been specified for three reasons: (1) ease of use when formatting individual papers, (2) automatic compliance to electronic requirements that facilitate the concurrent or later production of electronic products, and (3) conformity of style throughout a conference proceedings. Margins, column widths, line spacing, and type styles are built-in; examples of the type styles are provided throughout this document and are identified in italic type, within parentheses, following the example. Some components, such as multi-leveled equations, graphics, and tables are not prescribed, although the various table text styles are provided. The formatter will need to create these components, incorporating the applicable criteria that follow.

II. Ease of Use

A. Selecting a Template (Heading 2)

First, confirm that you have the correct template for your paper size. This template has been tailored for output on the A4 paper size. If you are using US letter-sized paper, please close this file and download the Microsoft Word, Letter file.

B. Maintaining the Integrity of the Specifications

The template is used to format your paper and style the text. All margins, column widths, line spaces, and text fonts are prescribed; please do not alter them. You may note peculiarities. For example, the head margin in this template measures proportionately more than is customary. This measurement and others are deliberate, using specifications that anticipate your paper as one part of the entire proceedings, and not as an independent document. Please do not revise any of the current designations.

III. Prepare Your Paper Before Styling

Before you begin to format your paper, first write and save the content as a separate text file. Complete all content and organizational editing before formatting. Please note sections A-D below for more information on proofreading, spelling and grammar.

Keep your text and graphic files separate until after the text has been formatted and styled. Do not use hard tabs, and limit use of hard returns to only one return at the end of a paragraph. Do not add any kind of pagination anywhere in the paper. Do not number text heads-the template will do that for you.

A. Abbreviations and Acronyms

Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they have been defined in the abstract. Abbreviations such as IEEE, SI, MKS, CGS, sc, dc, and rms do not have to be defined. Do not use abbreviations in the title or heads unless they are unavoidable.

B. Units

· Use either SI (MKS) or CGS as primary units. (SI units are encouraged.) English units may be used as secondary units (in parentheses). An exception would be the use of English units as identifiers in trade, such as “3.5-inch disk drive”.

· Avoid combining SI and CGS units, such as current in amperes and magnetic field in oersteds. This often leads to confusion because equations do not balance dimensionally. If you must use mixed units, clearly state the units for each quantity that you use in an equation.

· Do not mix complete spellings and abbreviations of units: “Wb/m2” or “webers per square meter”, not “webers/m2”. Spell out units when they appear in text: “. . . a few henries”, not “. . . a few H”.

· Use a zero before decimal points: “0.25”, not “.25”. Use “cm3”, not “cc”. (bullet list)

C. Equations

The equations are an exception to the prescribed specifications of this template. You will need to determine whether or not your equation should be typed using either the Times New Roman or the Symbol font (please no other font). To create multileveled equations, it may be necessary to treat the equation as a graphic and insert it into the text after your paper is styled.

Number equations consecutively. Equation numbers, within parentheses, are to position flush right, as in (1), using a right tab stop. To make your equations more compact, you may use the solidus ( / ), the exp function, or appropriate exponents. Italicize Roman symbols for quantities and variables, but not Greek symbols. Use a long dash rather than a hyphen for a minus sign. Punctuate equations with commas or periods when they are part of a sentence, as in:

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Note that the equation is centered using a center tab stop. Be sure that the symbols in your equation have been defined before or immediately following the equation. Use “(1)”, not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1)”, except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is . . .”

D. Some Common Mistakes

· The word “data” is plural, not singular.

· The subscript for the permeability of vacuum 0, and other common scientific constants, is zero with subscript formatting, not a lowercase letter “o”.

· In American English, commas, semicolons, periods, question and exclamation marks are located within quotation marks only when a complete thought or name is cited, such as a title or full quotation. When quotation marks are used, instead of a bold or italic typeface, to highlight a word or phrase, punctuation should appear outside of the quotation marks. A parenthetical phrase or statement at the end of a sentence is punctuated outside of the closing parenthesis (like this). (A parenthetical sentence is punctuated within the parentheses.)

· A graph within a graph is an “inset”, not an “insert”. The word alternatively is preferred to the word “alternately” (unless you really mean something that alternates).

· Do not use the word “essentially” to mean “approximately” or “effectively”.

· In your paper title, if the words “that uses” can accurately replace the word “using”, capitalize the “u”; if not, keep using lower-cased.

· Be aware of the different meanings of the homophones “affect” and “effect”, “complement” and “compliment”, “discreet” and “discrete”, “principal” and “principle”.

· Do not confuse “imply” and “infer”.

· The prefix “non” is not a word; it should be joined to the word it modifies, usually without a hyphen.

· There is no period after the “et” in the Latin abbreviation “et al.”.

· The abbreviation “i.e.” means “that is”, and the abbreviation “e.g.” means “for example”.

An excellent style manual for science writers is [7].

IV. Using the Template

After the text edit has been completed, the paper is ready for the template. Duplicate the template file by using the Save As command, and use the naming convention prescribed by your conference for the name of your paper. In this newly created file, highlight all of the contents and import your prepared text file. You are now ready to style your paper; use the scroll down window on the left of the MS Word Formatting toolbar.

A. Authors and Affiliations

The template is designed for, but not limited to, six authors. A minimum of one author is required for all conference articles. Author names should be listed starting from left to right and then moving down to the next line. This is the author sequence that will be used in future citations and by indexing services. Names should not be listed in columns nor group by affiliation. Please keep your affiliations as succinct as possible (for example, do not differentiate among departments of the same organization).

1) For papers with more than six authors: Add author names horizontally, moving to a third row if needed for more than 8 authors.

2) For papers with less than six authors: To change the default, adjust the template as follows.

a) Selection: Highlight all author and affiliation lines.
b) Change number of columns: Select the Columns icon from the MS Word Standard toolbar and then select the correct number of columns from the selection palette.
c) Deletion: Delete the author and affiliation lines for the extra authors.

B. Identify the Headings

Headings, or heads, are organizational devices that guide the reader through your paper. There are two types: component heads and text heads.

Component heads identify the different components of your paper and are not topically subordinate to each other. Examples include Acknowledgments and References and, for these, the correct style to use is “Heading 5”. Use “figure caption” for your Figure captions, and “table head” for your table title. Run-in heads, such as “Abstract”, will require you to apply a style (in this case, italic) in addition to the style provided by the drop down menu to differentiate the head from the text.

Text heads organize the topics on a relational, hierarchical basis. For example, the paper title is the primary text head because all subsequent material relates and elaborates on this one topic. If there are two or more sub-topics, the next level head (uppercase Roman numerals) should be used and, conversely, if there are not at least two sub-topics, then no subheads should be introduced. Styles named “Heading 1”, “Heading 2”, “Heading 3”, and “Heading 4” are prescribed.

C. Figures and Tables

a) Positioning Figures and Tables: Place figures and tables at the top and bottom of columns. Avoid placing them in the middle of columns. Large figures and tables may span across both columns. Figure captions should be below the figures; table heads should appear above the tables. Insert figures and tables after they are cited in the text. Use the abbreviation “Fig. 1”, even at the beginning of a sentence.

TABLE I. Table Type Styles

Table Head

Table Column Head


Table column subhead


Subhead


Subhead

copy

More table copya

Fig. 1. Example of a figure caption. (figure caption)

Figure Labels: Use 8 point Times New Roman for Figure labels. Use words rather than symbols or abbreviations when writing Figure axis labels to avoid confusing the reader. As an example, write the quantity “Magnetization”, or “Magnetization, M”, not just “M”. If including units in the label, present them within parentheses. Do not label axes only with units. In the example, write “Magnetization (A/m)” or “Magnetization {A[m(1)]}”, not just “A/m”. Do not label axes with a ratio of quantities and units. For example, write “Temperature (K)”, not “Temperature/K”.

References

The template will number citations consecutively within brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket [2]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]—do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] was the first …”

Number footnotes separately in superscripts. Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the column in which it was cited. Do not put footnotes in the abstract or reference list. Use letters for table footnotes.

Unless there are six authors or more give all authors’ names; do not use “et al.”. Papers that have not been published, even if they have been submitted for publication, should be cited as “unpublished” [4]. Papers that have been accepted for publication should be cited as “in press” [5]. Capitalize only the first word in a paper title, except for proper nouns and element symbols.

For papers published in translation journals, please give the English citation first, followed by the original foreign-language citation [6].

[1] G. Eason, B. Noble, and I. N. Sneddon, “On certain integrals of Lipschitz-Hankel type involving products of Bessel functions,” Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, vol. A247, pp. 529–551, April 1955. (references)

[2] J. Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon, 1892, pp.68–73.

[3] I. S. Jacobs and C. P. Bean, “Fine particles, thin films and exchange anisotropy,” in Magnetism, vol. III, G. T. Rado and H. Suhl, Eds. New York: Academic, 1963, pp. 271–350.

[4] K. Elissa, “Title of paper if known,” unpublished.

[5] R. Nicole, “Title of paper with only first word capitalized,” J. Name Stand. Abbrev., in press.

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Final Exam Assessment

Instructions

To complete this assignment, you will select a franchise that will thrive in your local place of residence. First, you will describe the demographics of your hometown and discuss why this specific franchise will perform well in this location. You will use the franchise profile on the FBR website to list the requirements needed to start the franchise business. In closing, show evidence why the brand and franchise you’ve selected will fulfill a need for your local community.

This assessment will be completed in report format with a cover page. You are required to follow APA citation guidelines. This includes completing in-text citation and full citations in a reference list for all content and statistics obtain in your research. 


https://www.citationmachine.net/apa/cite-a-website (Links to an external site.)

Task List

· Access the Franchise Business Review website.  
FBR Website Link (Links to an external site.)

· Access city demographic information. 
City Data Website Link (Links to an external site.)

· Complete a Cover Page (Title/Brand Name, Course, Name)

· Introduce and describe your local area using demographic information and personal viewpoints.

· Identify and discuss an unmet need in this community.

· Introduce and describe the franchise business that you’ve selected to satisfy this unmet need within the community.

· Show evidence of how this franchise will benefit residents and satisfy the unmet need within the community.

· Complete a Reference Page  

DUE DATES

SENIORS – Thursday, April 21st by end of day.

General Due Dates – Saturday, April 23rd by end of the day.

 

Upload your assignment as a MICROSOFT WORD OR PDF FILE.

Standard academic format— double-spaced, approximately one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font (or equivalent font), with cover page.

Source(s) Required: At least one source per page required

Audience: You are writing to an audience of fellow students with comparable knowledge regarding the topic.

Length: 1-3 pages excluding Works -Cited page, using MLA format

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Hello, Meshari,

Thank you for the submission. You did a good job of finding three papers.

The first paper is not a paper in an academic journal. I guess this is a textbook and the purpose of the textbook is different from academic research. The former provides academic information, the latter provide findings and implication of research. But, I believe you can get some information from the white paper as well for your writing.

Also, I wonder how you can relate your third paper to your research topic – training and development. You can get information about theory – generally from this paper, but you might not use this for understanding your research topic and area.

For your annotation, you should be a little more specific. The annotation is a summary, but it should include some more detailed information as I requested. It is quite difficult to use information from too simple annotation, To be used for future research, you should include below as you can see from the sample:

1) Research question

2) Hypotheses or research model

3) Methods (research design/measures/sampling approach), and

4) Major results,

5) Your thoughts/implications

I hope this helps clarify

You can revise and resubmit this assignment.

Best,

Bora

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Savannah State University

Concerning Issues Of Tesla

Omar Almodovar & Gabriel Paxtot

Global Business Issues

Professor Zhaoqiong

May 1st, 2022

Table of Contents

· Cover Page.

· Table of Contents.

· Abstract.

· Introduction.

· Body.

I. Issues Surrounding Tesla.

II. Analyzing the Issues.

III. Solving The Issues Tesla is facing.

· Conclusion.

· Bibliography.

· Acknowledgment.

· Appendices.

Abstract

Tesla has faced public criticism for its lack of quality over the years. Issues vary from water ingress to panel gaps. However, their quality is not the only thing that is struggling. Their lack of production has been a plague for the company which has led them to sell cars that were not ready to be sold. Therefore, this decision to release unprepared cars resulted in recalls of over 100,000 cars. With this report, our goal is to fix these major issues we face and find alternatives that will allow us to grow and expand as a company. Specifically, nail down quality over quantity which will lead us to a better production rate with fewer recalls. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers including the main man Elon Musk, who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. We are here to ensure that vision holds true.

Introduction

Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better. Tesla has shocked the world with its innovation and technology. Founder Elon Musk founded the company in 2003, but it was not until 2008 that the first electric vehicle went on the market. However, Tesla did not become popular until 2014, when more people began learning about the technology. Tesla has been the fastest-growing vehicle company in the world, and its market capitalization is larger than any other vehicle company in the world. With all of the great accomplishments the company has made, there are still plenty of challenging issues surrounding the company.

With this intro, we will explain the existing and past concerns that Tesla faces. Some of the concerns that the company faces include faulty issues with the production of the car, including car parts and the creation of software. These issues have plagued Tesla over the last few years, with quality being the main issue. Customers are afraid to make a long-term investment with Tesla vehicles because of the liability owners face. Tesla recalls have reached a whopping number of 1.5 million cars that have come with quality issues or problems involving the car. However, many of these issues can be fixed, and some of our ideas include better sourcing of materials by increasing international markets, as well as producing less cars so that they are within the range of what is possible for tesla to create that will enhance quality. As the saying goes, quality over quantity. In the following paragraphs, we will expand upon these issues and share more ideas on how the company can create a better environment and quality for customers to buy reliable electric cars.

Challenging Issues Surrounding Tesla Part 1

Tesla’s public image has been plagued by build-quality issues in recent years, with customers using social media and other public forums to flag issues including varying widths of panel gaps and water ingress. ​

Challenging Issues Surrounding Tesla Part 2

Solving The Issues Tesla is Facing

Conclusion

Although Tesla is an extremely popular brand, the company has many concerning issues it needs to work on. The quality of the cars has become increasingly alarming, and many parts such as the shortage of semiconductors and chips in the cars have worsened the production. The pandemic has made this issue unfavorable as around the globe there are shortages of many different car parts and products. The media has also worsened this issue as many articles are being published on the lacking quality and production of the cars. Tesla can be described as ‘not up to par.’

Bibliography

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Rosa King

MGT-312-OL01

Professor Jordan Cleveland

April 10, 2022

Company Picnic Schedule Baseline



Company Picnic Activities Table

Activity No.

Activities

Sub-tasks

1.

Safety preparation

Water, Bug spray, Sun screen, Body wipes, and Trash bags

2.

Games and Activities

Adults: Boating, Jet ski, Blow and go parachute

Kids: Football, running, and stickball

3.

Employee voting

Food; Fruits and Dishes

Fruits: Apple, Mango

Dishes: Bar BQ, Rainbow Gelatins Cubes, Tomato-Melon chicken Salad, Confetti Snack Mix, and Frosted Lemon-Ricotta cookies

4.

Party gifts

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Learning Activity W6

Hide Assignment Information

Instructions

General Instructions for Learning Activities

Read/watch all assigned materials listed for the week in the Course Content

Cite to assigned materials in all responses in Learning Activities

Use only assigned materials to complete Learning Activities; do not use the internet unless otherwise instructed

Include in-text citations and a Reference List for in-text citations

Write in correct, complete sentences, in paragraph format unless otherwise instructed

Submit Learning Activities to Assignment Folder

Tips for Formatting and Structuring Analysis:

Write in complete sentences in paragraph format.

Use in-text citations citing to relevant assignment materials.

Double-space; 12-point Arial or Times Roman font.

Introductory Sentence: Begin with an introductory sentence or very brief paragraph that states your conclusion to the questions asked.

Concluding Sentence: End the discussion with a concluding sentence or a very brief paragraph that summarizes your conclusion/what you discussed.

Support Arguments and Positions: Please refer to the module in Content, “How to Support Arguments and Positions”.

Learning Activity: due 11:59 pm ET, Saturday

Background Facts You Need To Know: The Viral Clean (“Clean”) owners are aware of the importance of contracts to both buy and sell goods and services. They are reviewing the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Article 2, that covers contracts for the sales of goods.

Office Cleaning Pros (Pros), a local company, emailed Clean that it wanted to purchase some cleaning products.

The email stated the following sales details:

Pros wanted to purchase six cases of Carpet Re-New disinfectant and cleaning solution from Clean.

Price is $200 per case of Carpet Re-New

Delivery was to be on or before April 1, 2019

Delivery was to be made to Pros storage warehouse facility

Clean did not respond to the email, but on April 1, Clean delivered six cases of disinfectant and cleaning solution products to Pros office headquarters, located next door to Pros’ storage warehouse facility. Pros moved the cleaning solution products from its headquarters to its storage warehouse facility.

Three days later, Pros inspected the six cases Clean had delivered and discovered all six cases contained Floor Re-New cleaning solution, not Carpet Re-New as specified in the sales contract.

Instructions

Report You Need To Prepare: Prepare a report for Winnie and Ralph to discuss with the Clean owners.

Referring to the scenario above, review UCC, Article 2, and respond to the following:

1. Analyze and explain whether a contract was created between Clean and Pros under the UCC.

2. Evaluate and discuss the rights and obligations of Pros following the inspection.

3. Evaluate and discuss the rights and obligations of Clean, under the circumstances, following delivery and Pros’ inspection of the goods.

Tips for Formatting Report: The report should use the following format

Report

TO: Winnie James, Ralph Anders

FROM: your name

RE: Clean Sales Contracts

DATE:

1.

2.

3.

Top of Form

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Week 4 Journal

[WLOs: 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Include a cover page and 1-2 pages of reflection regarding ideas, concepts, or strategies that you have learned so far in this simulation that you would be able to transfer to a current or a future role. Be specific about how these items can help you as you progress in your career. In the Week 4 Journal, consider how the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats from Week 1 are now impacting the performance of the company. Also, consider how keeping track of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of the company that you work for can help you to improve your performance on an ongoing basis.

Decisions for Quarter Three and Third Quarter Quarterly Business Review (QBR)

[WLOs: 4] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Part I: Decisions for Quarter Three. Prior to beginning work on the Decisions for Quarter Three, carefully review the content found in the “Suggestions for Quarter 3” pop-up screen and read any Quarter Three Internal Emails and/or Memos available through your Growing Your Business simulation. The pop-up will be available at the lower left (Blue Guidelines) of the Executive Summary Decisions Tab and the video, emails, and memos can be re-accessed through the Help section.

In your Growing Your Business simulation,

· Evaluate quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision-making.

· Utilize tools from finance, marketing, information technology and human resources management to manage the profitability of overall business operations specific to Quarter 3.

· Create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.]

The Decisions for Quarter Three Assignment

· Must be completed through the 
Growing Your Business
 simulation.

· Consider the following questions as you prepare your annual budget/plan (if the answer is “No” to any of the questions you may be at a Competitive Disadvantage and lack critical information to draw inference from):

· Did you

· Request/purchase the Marketing Report and Business Intelligence Dashboard (BID)?

· Utilize the 3 available role plays for Qtr.3?

· Consider in the R&D Projects?

· Must use the Role Play

· It is critical you read the details of the role play very carefully and any questions should immediately be referred to the Help Desk.

· You can gain differentiated competitive advantage through effective use of the role play.

· Some role players only provide qualitative information, while others provide the ability to negotiate with quantitatively.

· The role play is a scarce resource because of the limited number of calls per quarter.

· Must submit your Quarter Three Budget Plan.

· Must not have a short-range outlook over the credit limit.

· Periodically, as you modify inputs, use the “Model My Plan” at the lower right to see the impact of your decisions on the Financial Metrics.

· Input your financial decision and then click on the blue Submit My SRO button on the bottom right of the Quarterly Decisions screen.

· You must submit your Quarter Three Decisions prior to moving on this week’s Quarterly Business Review assignment.

Part II: Third Quarter Quarterly Business Review (QBR). Due by Day 7. You must submit your Quarter Three Decisions prior to moving on this week’s Quarterly Business Review assignment. Prior to beginning work on the Third Quarter Quarterly Business Review, review the following content from the Growing Your Business Simulation, the Suggestions for Quarter Three Decisions pop-up and your Business Intelligence Dashboard. The graphics in the dashboard should provide you with the trends (that is the time series data is growing) in data to critically analyze your competitors for the first two quarters their positions for the longer term.

With the completion of Quarter Three, you are responsible for completing your third Quarterly Business Review (QBR).  This is a qualitative and quantitative summary of your competitive performance for Quarter Three. Business reviews (or Operational Reviews) are a routine part of annual corporate activities and are very cross-functional in nature.  A major component of a QBR is around meeting commitments that are embedded in your budgetary planning process. Meeting commitments are seen explicitly in your Variances. These learnings are designed to enhance your performance in future Quarters.

In your Growing Your Business simulation,

· Evaluate quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision-making.

· Assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the corporate strategy & policy process.

· Utilize tools from finance, marketing, information technology and human resources management to manage the profitability of overall business operations.

· Create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.

The Third Quarter Quarterly Business Review Assignment

· Must be completed through the 
Growing Your Business
 simulation.

· After logging in, go to the Quarterly Decisions tab on the top right of the simulation site and then click on the Executive Summary tab to access the Quarterly Business Review section.

· Must be completed and submitted using all of the data provided including

· Quarterly Pre-Tax Net Income relative to Plan for the Quarter

· Review the 
Pre-Tax Net Income Chart Explanation


  Download Pre-Tax Net Income Chart Explanation
document

· Cash Flow walk

· Review the 
How to Read the Cash Flow Walk Chart


  Download How to Read the Cash Flow Walk Chart
document

· Pre-tax Net Income in Plan

· Must show that Hisco is on track to Meet/Exceed its Annual Net Income Commitment through an evaluation of both quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision making.

· Must create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.

· After completing, check the box and submit in the lower right.

· After completing the simulation, students must save the provided pdf from the pdf found within the Executive Summary tab of the Quarterly Decisions page and submit it through Waypoint. Verify your submission was successful.   

· To access the PDF for submission, click on the QTRLY Decisions tab from the simulation home page and then go to the Executive Summary tab. Within the Executive Summary page, you will find a Download link associated with each quarterly decision you completed.

· Remember, you will be receiving feedback on your QBR each quarter. You should review the feedback prior to submitting next quarter’s decisions, as there may be some critical learning that can help your performance in the next quarter.

· Must use scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

· The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)
 table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

· Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
 guide,

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)
 resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)
 for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Planning an Effective Team

Your Name

JGR200

Date of Submission

Dr. Manuel B. Johnican Sr

Identify the team’s purpose, stating what the team does, for whom and why

Describe 5 – 7 team roles, including the leader, their responsibilities, and their importance to the team. Incorporate information from course resources.

Explain the skills required by each role and why those skills are critical.

Explain three strategies that will be important to the team’s effectiveness, why they are important and with references to course resources.

Sources

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Learning Activity W7

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Instructions

General Instructions for Learning Activities

Read/watch all assigned materials listed for the week in the Course Content

Cite to assigned materials in all responses in Learning Activities

Use only assigned materials to complete Learning Activities; do not use the internet unless otherwise instructed

Include in-text citations and a Reference List for in-text citations

Write in correct, complete sentences, in paragraph format unless otherwise instructed

Submit Learning Activities to Assignment Folder

Tips for Formatting and Structuring Analysis:

Write in complete sentences in paragraph format.

Use in-text citations citing to relevant assignment materials.

Label parts as appropriate.

Double-space; 12-point Arial or Times Roman font.

Introductory Sentence: Begin with an introductory sentence or very brief paragraph that states your conclusion to the questions asked.

Concluding Sentence: End the discussion with a concluding sentence or a very brief paragraph that summarizes your conclusion/what you discussed.

Support Arguments and Positions: Please refer to the module in Content, “How to Support Arguments and Positions”.

Learning Activity: due 11:59 pm ET, Saturday

Background Facts You Need To Know: The Viral Clean (“Clean’) owners recognize the importance of effective recruitment and hiring. They feel competent about recruiting and hiring new Clean management but want to hire an expert to recruit and hire employees to develop and manage their website, internal computer systems, and IT support.

They agree to hire a recognized expert in this area, George Tacy, to act as Clean’s agent in hiring website/computer/IT employees. The owners want to give full authority to Tacy to direct every aspect of recruitment and hiring of these employees, from the initial recruitment of applicants to the final hiring process.

Clean owners want to ensure that their agreement with Tacy will be valid and include all essential terms. They have requested a meeting with TLG to discuss agency agreements.

Winnie and Ralph have asked you to join the meeting and respond to some of the Clean owners’ questions about agency law.

Instructions

Winnie and Ralph direct you to draft responses to several questions for the Clean owners’ meeting.

1. Analyze and explain the rights of Clean under the agency agreement with Tacy.

2. Analyze and explain two specific duties Tacy must perform under the agency agreement with Clean.

3. Analyze and explain two potential liabilities Clean could face under the agency agreement with Tacy.

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Week 5 Assignment 1

Decisions for Quarter Four and Final Qualitative Competitive Ranking

[WLOs: 2, 4] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, carefully review the content found in the “Suggestions for Quarter 4” pop-up screen and read any Quarter Three Internal Emails and/or Memos available through your Growing Your Business simulation. The pop-up will be available at the lower left (Blue Guidelines) of the Executive Summary Decisions Tab and the emails and memos can be re-accessed through the Help section.

As in prior quarters, you will revise and submit your Quarter 4 Decisions. If there is any quarter that requires balancing the short- and long-term this is it. You need not only to meet and/or exceed your Financial Targets within your budget/plan but are creating shareholder value for the long-term.  Reminder, if you have the ability to exceed plan as you saw in the Internal Emails, go for it.

After your fourth quarter results are returned, the first screen you will see will be your Final Quantitative Competitive Ranking.  This will be followed by Guidelines for “When Q4 Results are returned.”  The Winning Chart can always be found on the Quarterly Dashboard under “Winner.”  The ranking you receive from these results will determine your grade for Part I of the Week 5 Assignment.  1st = 10, 2nd = 9.25, 3rd = 8.5.

In your 

Growing Your Business

 simulation,

· Evaluate quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision-making.

· Utilize tools from finance, marketing, information technology and human resources management to manage the profitability of overall business operations specific to Quarter 4.

· Create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.

The Decisions for Quarter Four and Final Qualitative Competitive Ranking

· Must be completed through the 

Growing Your Business


 simulation.

· Must use the Role Play

· It is critical you read the details of the role play very carefully and any questions should immediately be referred to the Help Desk.

· You can gain differentiated competitive advantage through effective use of the role play.

· Some role players only provide qualitative information, while others provide the ability to negotiate with quantitatively.

· The role play is a scarce resource because of the limited number of calls per quarter.

· Must submit your Quarter Four Budget Plan.

· Periodically, as you modify inputs, use the “Model My Plan” at the lower right to see the impact of your decisions on the Financial Metrics.

· Input your financial decision and then click on the blue Submit My SRO button on the bottom right of the Quarterly Decisions screen.

· You must submit your Quarter Four Decisions prior to moving on to this week’s Annual Operating Review assignment.

Please note that if you are experiencing technical issues with the Growing Your Business simulation, you will need to contact the help desk within the simulation at 
HelpDesk@tri-sim.com
.

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

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Week 5 – Assignment 2

Annual Operating Review (AOR)

[WLOs: 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

You must submit your Quarter Four Decisions prior to moving on this week’s Annual Operating Review assignment. With the completion of Quarter Four, you are responsible for completing your Annual Operating Review (AOR). This is a qualitative and quantitative summary of your competitive performance for the year. Once the PDF is generated in the simulation, you will then upload that document for grading through Waypoint below. This will have a similar look and feel to the QBRs but is a review of the entire year as well responding, as any business leader needs to your long-term and how you will create shareholder value.  At this time, your Business Intelligence Dashboard (all of the graphics) should provide you with the data to critically analyze your competitors for the year and how they are positioned for the longer term.  Note the Variance Graphics are of slightly different form to reflect your annual activities.

Through the 

Growing Your Business

 simulation,

· Evaluate quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision-making.

· Assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the corporate strategy & policy process.

· Utilize tools from finance, marketing, information technology and human resources management to manage the profitability of overall business operations.

· Create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.

The Annual Operating Review,

· Must be completed through the 

Growing Your Business

 simulation. Once the PDF is generated in the simulation, you will then upload that document for grading through Waypoint below.

· Must be completed and submitted using all of the data provided including

· Quarterly Pre-Tax Net Income relative to Plan for the Year

· Review the 

Pre-Tax Net Income Chart Explanation




 
 Download Pre-Tax Net Income Chart Explanation

document

· Cash Flow walk

· Review the 

How To Read The Cash Flow Walk Chart




 
 Download How To Read The Cash Flow Walk Chart

document

· Pre-tax Net Income in Plan

· Must show that Hisco is on track to Meet/Exceed its Annual Net Income Commitment through an evaluation of both quantitative and qualitative techniques for business analysis and decision making.

· Must create specific business tactics to achieve organizational survival and growth.

· After completing, check the box and submit in the lower right.

· After completing the simulation, students must save the provided pdf from the pdf found within the Executive Summary tab of the Quarterly Decisions page and submit it through Waypoint. Verify your submission was successful.

· To access the PDF for submission, click on the QTRLY Decisions tab from the simulation home page and then go to the Executive Summary tab. Within the Executive Summary page, you will find a Download link associated with each quarterly decision you completed.

· Must use scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

· The 
Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources
 (Links to an external site.)
 table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

· Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s 
APA: Citing Within Your Paper
 (Links to an external site.)
 guide.

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the 
APA: Formatting Your References List
 (Links to an external site.)
 resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

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المملكة العربية السعودية

وزارة التعليم

الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

Management of Technology (MGT 325)

Deadline: 30/04/2022 @ 23:59

Course Name: Management of Technology

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT325

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: 2nd

CRN:

Academic Year:2021-22

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

· Explain of the concepts, models for formulating strategies, defining the organizational strategic directions and crafting a deployment strategy. (Lo 2.2)


Assignment 3 Marks:10

Students are requested to read the opening case of
chapter 10 “Organizing for Innovation” from their book Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (Page Number-197-200) of e-textbook.

Based on your understanding of the case and concepts studied until now answer the following question in 300-500 words each.

1.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the creative side of Google being run as a flexible and flat ‘technocracy’?
(3 marks)

2. How does Google’s culture attract the kind of employees it can attract and retain.
(1.5 marks)

3.What do you believe the challenges are in having very different structure and controls for Google’s creative side versus the other parts of the company.
(2.5 marks)

4. Some analysts have argued that Google’s free-form structure and the 20 percent time to work on personal projects is possible only because Google is prior success has created financial risk in the company. Do you agree with this? Would Google be able to continue this management style if it had closer competitors?
(3 marks)

NOTE: It is mandatory for the students to mention their references, sources and support each answer with at least 2 peer reviewed journal.


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