Discussions

Part 1

A company that needs help with implementing a process you have little familiarity with has contacted you. Although you could most likely learn it, you would not be a subject matter expert in the period in which they need you. You are certain you could learn the process and could use the extra income, as your consulting has been a little slow. What are the implications for deciding not to take the assignment? What are the implications for taking the assignment? What would you do and why?

Part 2

Describe your experience with a consultant, either from your place of employment (current or previous), in the community, or as the consultant yourself. Thinking of this week’s lecture and the components of a contract, did he/she follow that process? If not, what was missed? Describe your experience.

If you do not have experience with a consultant, recall a situation from your experience where you would have benefited from having an OD Consultant. What would you have done as a consultant? Why?

Part 3

Read the Forbes article: Every Leader Must be a Change Agent or Face Extinction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Given that change is interwoven in organizations today, a leader must be prepared for change in order to multiply growth opportunities. How can leaders remain ready for change and motivate their employees to embrace those changes?

Part 4

Referencing this week’s lecture, assess the changes you have made in your personal or professional life and evaluate how well you maintained the change. Do you agree with the argument that change is easier to make than maintain? Why or Why not?

International marketing

Please write an 800 word memo on a critical issue in International Marketing. The critical issue that you select must be the description of a trend, development, phenomenon, event or movement that is likely to impact international marketing and/or the global economy in a significant manner. A good example would be Brexit and its impact on the British economy and, by extension, the European and Global Economies. Another potential topic would be a discussion of how the economic slowdown in China is impacting the global economy. Your memo must explain the causes and the implications of the critical issue that you select. You will be graded on the basis of the clarity, quality and content of your memo. Please make certain that your memo has a clear introduction and conclusion.

MGT500 Colorado State University: Global Campus Personal Development Plan

Option #1: Personal Development Plan (PDP)

A Personal Development Plan (PDP) is a document that allows self-reflection, self-assessment, and research to understand yourself as an individual, as a member of teams, and as an organizational citizen. It also helps create opportunities for improvement goals. The PDP provides a foundation for becoming more effective in your roles as a follower, a leader, and a team member.

SECTION 1

Before describing explanatory theories, concepts, fit in teams, and fit in organizations, you must first articulate your strengths and weaknesses, values, and personality. Refer to previous course material throughout this project. This section of your project can include self-reflection, use of self-assessment instruments, and application of objective evidence.

Personal Assessment (3-5 pages): How do your personality assessment results fit into this section?

  • Strengths/Weaknesses
  • Values
  • Personality

SECTION 2

Next, include an articulation of theories and concepts to explain your behavior at three levels of analysis (individual, team, and organization). In addition, include factors (contingencies/moderators) that may alter the theory/concept’s operation. This section should include discussion of the following:

Theory/Concepts at the Individual Level (1-2 pages)

  • What theories/concepts describe your behavior as an individual?
  • What factors (i.e., contingencies/moderators) affect the operation of these theories/concepts? Consider peer pressure, the organization’s culture, and other factors.

Theory/Concepts at the Team Level (1-2 pages)

  • What theories/concepts describe your behavior as team member?
  • What factors (i.e., contingencies/moderators) affect the operation of these theories/concepts? Consider peer pressure, the organization’s culture, and other factors.

Theory/Concepts the Organization Level (1-2 pages)

  • What theories/concepts describe your behavior as an organizational citizen?
  • What factors (i.e., contingencies/moderators) affect the operation of these theories/concepts? Consider peer pressure, the organization’s culture, and other factors.

SECTION 3

The final section looks to the future. Choose and describe at least one developmental goal at each of the three levels of analysis: the individual level, the team level, and the organizational level. Consider how the content of the course helps inform your choices of development goals. For each development goal, provide the goal, development activities (how you will work toward accomplishing the objective), resources/support (that you have or can develop toward achieving the goal), timeline, potential obstacles, and evidence of progress (i.e., milestones), as detailed below:

Development Goals (2-3 pages)

  • Development Goal (Individual Level)
    • Development Activities
    • Resources/Support
    • Timeline
    • Potential Obstacles
    • Evidence of Progress
  • Development Goal (Team Level)
    • Development Activities
    • Resources/Support
    • Timeline
    • Potential Obstacles
    • Evidence of Progress
  • Development Goal (Organizational Level)
  • Development Activities
  • Resources/Support
  • Timeline
  • Potential Obstacles
  • Evidence of Progress
  • References

Your paper should be 10-12 pages (excluding cover page and references) and formatted APA. Be sure to integrate and reference concepts, terms, and theories from the course readings and module content. You must include a minimum of eight credible, peer reviewed and/or industry references beyond the textbook or other course materials. Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the Education and Health Services labor group?

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is so students may look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market.

We will look at the microeconomic data and other sources for better understanding of trends and determinants of the labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides public with an easy access to different statistical tools and different types of data presentation.

Consider the following two articles, located in the Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings, discussing actor salaries and hedge fund executives’ average salaries:

  • “Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor”
  • “In Tough Year, Hedge Fund Leaders Still Paid Well: Average Salary of $467M Was Half 2013, Report Says”

Online Classes: Prepare and present a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation-analysis.

Campus Classes: Prepare a 5- to 8-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on your analysis to share in class.

Include the following content in the presentation:

  • What are trends in the labor market for the chosen labor group that you can identify for the last 10 years? Please provide the retrieved statistics.
  • What factors affected the demand and supply for this labor group during the last 10 years? Research and report data available from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and other peer reviewed sources.
  • Why do actors and actresses earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
  • Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the chosen labor group?
  • In addition to wages, what other factors influence an individual to choose one job over another?
  • What jobs do you think have the best mix of salary and other characteristics that individuals care about?

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, not including the textbook and required economic data.

Format consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

***Note I only need assistance with my portion of the assignment which is Why do hedge fund executives earn so much compared to the Education and Health Services labor group? ***

PHI1600 SPC Applying Kantian Ethics Practice Article Summary

Practice applying Kantian Ethics and earn extra credit

  • You must submit this assignment in the Extra Credit Drop Box – to receive credit.

Extra Credit Assignment

Find an ethical issue which occurred within the last year in the USA or find an ethical issue faced by a fictional character.

TITLE – type the name of the person or article title and the philosophy you are applying.

Example – President Bush – Kant

If you use an article be sure your article was published within the last year.

  • SUMMARIZE – In paragraph one give a summary of the article/person/character, in case I am not familiar with them.
  • ETHICAL ISSUE – State the ethical issue that person faced – Use proper format – Make it bold print – SHOULD …………?.
  • APPLICATION – Using the steps outlined in your text, apply each step of Kantian Ethics to the situation. Fully show your application.
  • CONCLUSION (last step in the application) – Choose the best option. If that person were a true Kantian – what would that person have done. What would the Kantian theory say is the morally right or best thing to do?
  • See the sample format below

SAMPLE FORMATApply Kantian Ethics

  • What should X do about ________________?1. List possible options. Options1. X could ____________________________________.2. X could ____________________________________.3. X could ____________________________________.4. X could ____________________________________.Apply Categorical Imperative/Universality1. X could ____________________________________. Would I want all people, consistently, universally to _____________________? YesApply universality to all of the options. Apply Respect (to remaining options) Is X exploiting someone (using someone for her own benefit)1. X could ____________________________________. Is X exploiting anyone (using someone as a means to an end for her own gain)? No (so this is a good option)Apply respect to all of the options. Conclusion – If X were a Kantian she could use options 1, 3 or 4 (or some combination of all three if necessary).

FIN610 Southern New Hampshire University Background and Evaluation

Overview: For this first milestone, which is due in Module Three, you will describe each of the two firms you have selected for your final project, including their management and strategic objectives. Your evaluation of the firms will include an analysis of the cash flow management practices of each company for the last three fiscal years—including cash, accounts receivables, accounts payables, fixed assets, and inventory.

Prompt: First, use AnnualReports.com to access the following financial reports for each of your selected firms for the previous three fiscal years: the profit and loss statement, the balance sheet statement, and the sources and uses of funds statement. This information can also be retrieved from each corporation’sofficial website.

In a 2- to 3-page paper, discuss the cash flow management practices of each company for the last three fiscal years, including cash, accounts receivables, accounts payables, fixed assets, and inventory.

As you retrieve this information, consider both companies’ financial ratios, including activity ratios, debt ratios, and profitability and market ratios. Also, consider what you, as a financial manager, would have done differently or suggested as improvements.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be included:

I. Background: Describe both of the firms and their management, including their strategic objectives. Provide sufficient detail to support the rest of your analysis.

III. Evaluation of the Firms

  1. Analyze both companies’ cash flow management practices for the last three fiscal years, including cash, accounts receivables, accounts payable,fixed assets, and inventory. Cite specific examples and figures to illustrate.
  2. Analyze both companies’ working capital cash flow management practices, including cash, accounts receivables, accounts payables, fixed assets,and inventory. Cite specific examples and figures to illustrate.

Support your responses by referencing the corporate reports and other course resources, including your textbook. Be sure to incorporate instructor feedback into your upcoming milestones and your final project.

Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One should be a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch

margins, and APA formatting for citations.

Can this be done BUS 313

Who is your target market? In a one page paper, develop a full target market segment for your business plan. Remember, you will take feedback from all submitted portions of your plan, revise, and then submit the final business plan in Week 9.

Write a one (1) page paper in which you:

  1. State your primary target market segment, and discuss three reasons for your selection.
  2. State your secondary target market segment, and discuss three reasons for your selection.
  3. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the process of developing a business plan and setting up the company.
  • Analyze the market, customers, and competition of entrepreneurs.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in entrepreneurship.
  • Write clearly and concisely about entrepreneurship using proper writing mechanics.

Mediation and Arbitration 3-5 pgs

Write a paper that compares mediation and arbitration by explaining the function, role, and effectiveness of each in resolving conflicts. Further compare the two conflict resolution methods by discussing the types of disputes that can be utilized by mediation and arbitration, and include examples. Finally, explain the drawbacks to using each conflict resolution method.

As part of this assignment, you must also visit the American Arbitration Association (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website and explain what this organization does. Examine how the AAA could be used either in your current career, or in a career that you seek to pursue.

The paper must be three to five pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford University Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and sub claims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

North Carolina Differences of American & Canadian Healthcare Systems Comparison Paper

As you have learned throughout these last seven weeks, the American Healthcare System is convoluted, complex, and messy at times. There are several things that make our healthcare system unique when compared to other countries such as we have no central governing agency, our reliance on technology, and the role of the third-party payer.

For this assignment, write a 4-6 page paper (title and reference page not included) that compares and contrasts the United States Healthcare System with the healthcare system of another country. In your paper examine healthcare outcomes, costs of healthcare, quality measures, etc. of each country. Formulate an opinion, through your research, about whether you believe the United States or the country you have chosen to research has a better healthcare system. Consider discussing how the United States as a whole can improve the healthcare system. Back up your opinion with outside sources.

Consider reading Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care and International Profiles of Health Care Systems.

Your paper should include a title page, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page, per 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Use of headers to direct reader attention is encouraged. Review the rubric for additional grading details.

The use of two references is required.

Question on Future value

A mathematical model for the Future Value of a savings account earning interest that is compounded continuously is given by the equation FV = Pert, where FV is the amount after t years, P is the principal amount invested at t = 0, and the principal is assumed to grow continuously at a rate, r. How many years will it take the principal to triple if the annual rate is 12%?