Role capitalism plays in corporate decision making

In the land of free trade, the public does not view all industries as equal. Do you believe that is ethical? Do you believe that some industries are unfairly targeted? Should it be consumers’ choice to partake in products that are not healthy for them, or do those companies have an ethical obligation to protect people? In this assignment, you will choose one (1) industry to write about. Possible industries to research could be tobacco, soda, alcohol, casinos, or candy companies, just to name a few.

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Write a one and a half to two (1½ – 2) page paper in which you:

  1. Become an advocate for either the consumer or the industry. Prepare an argument explaining the major reasons why you support either the consumer or the industry.
  2. Explain the role capitalism plays in corporate decision making.
  3. Discuss if you believe it is possible for a company to cater to both its best interest and that of the consumer conjointly or if one always has to prevail. Justify your response.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  5. 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, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the considerations for and process of ethical business decision making to balance corporate and social responsibilities, and address moral, economic, and legal concerns.
  • Analyze selected business situations using the predominant ethical theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide ethical business decision making.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.

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Organizational environment

Assignment 2: External and Internal Environments

Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

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Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

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

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify how the six segments of the general environment affect an industry and its firms.
  • Identify the five forces of competition.
  • Analyze the external environment for opportunities and threats that impact the firm.
  • Analyze the internal environment of a company for strengths and weaknesses that impact the firm’s competitiveness.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

Strategy formulation

BUAD 4980

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

HOMEWORK #2: STRATEGY FORMULATION

 

  1. Generic strategy:

Give the name of ONE brand (or model) your analysis focuses on. Give the name of the generic strategy your company has adopted for that brand (or model). Provide specifics in support of your answer (make sure to address both the value being sought and the scope of the market target for the brand or model you have chosen).

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  1. Corporate strategy:

Give the name of the core business of your company (if your company has several main businesses, choose one). Give the names of other businesses (if any). Give the name of the corporate strategy your company has adopted. Provide specifics in support of your answer.

Identifying Research Components

Identifying Research Components

The focus of this week’s assignment is identifying research components. You will be responsible for reviewing two articles (listed below) and completing the following tasks for each one:

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  • Summarize each article utilizing the Week 2 research template.
  • Identify and describe the problem, purpose, and hypothesis or research questions of each study.
  • Analyze and discuss the significance of the research to nursing practice.
  • Identify two details to support the research as qualitative or quantitative.
  • NOTE: If a component is absent, student receives a zero for that component.

Cite all sources in APA format.

Submission Details

Name your document SU_NSG3029_W2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your template to the W2 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Article Assignments

Students with the last name beginning with A-L

Bortz, A., Ashkenazi, T., & Melnikov, S. (2015). Spirituality as a predictive factor for signing an organ donor card. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 25-33. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12107

Dinkel, S., & Schmidt, K. (2015). Health education needs of incarcerated women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(4), 229-234. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12079

Students with the last name beginning with M-Z

Park, M., Cho, S., & Hong, H. (2015). Prevalence and perpetrators of workplace violence by nursing unit and the relationship between violence and the perceived work environment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 87-95. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12112

Turk, M., Fapohunda, A., & Zoucha, R. (2015). Using photovoice to explore Nigerian immigrants’ eating and physical activity in the United States. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 16-24. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12105

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Environmental Cleanup Recommendation Report

The purpose of the Final Project is to provide an opportunity to integrate your understanding of how to use technical writing skills to write a Recommendation Report based on a chain of relevant preliminary documents that you have produced in Weeks One through Four. The Recommendation Report should demonstrate your ability to apply course concepts in recommending an initiative or solution to a problem that you may experience in your current or future career. Use the topic from your Week One Proposal that was approved by your instructor. For reference again, the following are possible topics for your Final Project:

  • Environmental Cleanup Recommendation Report

Your Recommendation Report must be eight to ten pages in length, exclusive of title page, references page, glossary, and any other appendices. All of the sections below should incorporate any revision suggestions that your instructor offered on the Week Three Assignment.    The Final Project must include:

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  • A title page (page 479).
  • A letter of transmittal (pages 479, 488-489).
  • An abstract (pages 479-480, 491). This will provide an overview of a problem and solution relating to the larger Recommendation Report.
  • A table of contents and corresponding page numbers (pages 480-481, 492). This table should closely correlate with subheadings, and figures in the body of the Recommendation Report.
  • A table of graphics/illustrations (pages 481, 483). This table should closely correlate with subheadings, and figures in the body of the Recommendation Report.
  • A one-page executive summary (pages 483-484, 493).
  • Body, including an introduction (problem, solution, background, data sources, scope and limitation) that ends with a clear thesis statement or initiative to solve the identified problem, methods, results, conclusions, and recommendations (pages 476-478, 489, 491, 493, 495, 509).
  • A concluding paragraph that restates the paper’s main ideas.
  • Effective, useful, and properly cited graphic aids (minimum of three). For citation guidance, see pages 294-335.
  • Glossary that provides a comprehensive overview of specialized terminology appearing in the Recommendation Report (pages 476, 484, 486-487).
  • Include at least four sources (from Week One Assignment) in addition to the course textbook that are amply and appropriately cited in the text of the document and listed on the Reference page. Two sources must be scholarly journal articles from the Ashford University Library.
  • References page in APA format (pages 486-487, 510).

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YOU MUST MAKE SURE TO USE ALL THE TEACHERS RESPONSES TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. ALL PAGES ARE ATTACHED ALONG WITH THE WEEKS WORK AND TEACHES RESPONSES TO THEM. MUST BE DONE ON TIME AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE MET.  PAY ATTENTION TO THE FINAL GRADING RUBICS IT WILL HELP YOU ALONG.

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HR strategy and business strategy

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.
  2. Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.
  3. Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why.
  4. Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.
  5. Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the role of human resource management (HRM) in organizations and how it supports the organization’s business strategy.
  • Evaluate human resource strategies and how these strategies align with business strategies.
  • Create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics.

Cultural identifiers

Complete a 750-1,000 word rough draft of your research paper on a controversial topic involving a cultural identifier and the implications for K-12 public education.The final version will be submitted in Topic 7.

Using a minimum of three scholarly journal articles from the last three years complete your paper so that it addresses the following:

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  1. Describes the cultural identifiers discussed in the articles.
  2. Summarizes the historical background of the cultural identifiers and associated controversial topic in K-12 education.
  3. Identifies 2-3 arguments presented for and 2-3 arguments against the issue.
  4. Discusses associated injustices arising from the issue, including how teachers and students are affected by the cultural identifiers and associated controversial topic
  5. Explains solutions you recommend implementing to remedy the associated injustices, and why you selected them.
  6. Concludes by identifying where you fall on the cultural competence continuum in relation to the issue, including your commitment to understanding others’ frames of reference (e.g., culture, gender, language, abilities, ways of knowing), in order to reduce personal biases and improve relationships with colleagues, students, and students’ families.

How to prepare and present an informative speech

Outline Details:

After you have brainstormed aspects of your speech, write a delivery outline of your informative speech about how to prepare and present an informative speech.  See pages 359-361 in your textbook for a delivery outline example. The outline must include an introduction, central Idea, preview, body, conclusion, clear transitions, or signposts between each main point and obvious supporting material.

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Your topic for this speech is assigned to you, and the topic is how to prepare and present an informative speech. Please do not deviate from this speech topic, as you will not receive a grade for any other topic used. You will be creating and delivering an informative speech on the preparation that goes into an informative speech and the delivery aspects as well.

Use the “supporting your speech” list on page 331 in your textbook to help you consider the support content for your speech. Create your outline in a word processing program and save this file to your desktop. You will be required to write and post your outline.

Speech Details:

You will record your speech using the spoken response box below.

  • Topic: Your topic is: How to prepare and present an informative speech (Note: You must use the provided topic. Students are not allowed to select a topic for this assignment.)
  • Audience: your audience is your instructor
  • Time: This speech should be approximately 3-5 minutes long
  • Specific Purpose: To inform your audience about decision making and other key concepts relating to how to prepare for and present an effective informative speech.
  • Speaking Style: This is an extemporaneous speaking task that needs to be presented from a delivery outline. Please do not read word-for-word or memorize the message. This will be evident in your voice and delivery
  • Demonstrate: Your speech should demonstrate  the following elements of speech development for this assignment:
    • Develop your central idea
    • Generate main ideas
    • Decide on supporting material
    • Decide on an organizational pattern and organize your presentation
    • Create your preparation outline
    • Decide on delivery cues and include them in the preparation outline
    • Rehearse the speech
    • Deliver the speech
  • Sources: Using the Rio Salado Online Library(http://www.riosalado.edu/library/Pages/default.aspx), select at least one (1) source to use within your presentation (be sure to cite your source – using APA format – in your outline). The Rio Salado Online Library is the best source for authoritative, validated information on your research topics. Please follow the guidelines below to locate one source for Part III:
    • Go to the Rio Salado Library homepage.
    • The default search tab is Articles Databases. Click eBooks.
    • From the general collections, select EBSCO eBooks.
    • In the search box, enter the search term “Public Speaking.”
    • From the list of books, select one eBook to use for this assignment.

Part II.

For Part II of the assignment, you are required to answer the following essay question. The answer should be approximately 3-4 paragraphs long. Your responses should be written in complete sentences, free of spelling and grammatical errors. Please type your essay in a Word document and then paste your essay below in the space provided.

1. Step 3 of DECIDE is “Create message” and Step 5 is “Deliver message.” Describe the decisions you made as you created create and delivered your informative speech about how to prepare and present an informative speech. Using key concepts from this lesson, specifically address decisions you made to develop your main ideas so that you were lively and spontaneous while still being prepared and not memorizing the speech. Provide specific examples from your preparation and delivery.

Managers roles

  1. In your experience, how do managers cope with demands, constraints, and choices confronting them with reference to employee rights and policies and procedures?
  2. What are the benefits or consequences that you have witnessed when it comes to employee rights?

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  1. What steps do you believe managers use to solve problems and make decisions? If you have experienced this first hand, please feel free to share your experience.

Training management teams

Part Two: The Final PresentationAfter completing your paper, it will be time to “sell your idea” to the company. You will create a presentation with the goal of having your training module chosen for use by the company to train its management teams. For this presentation, you will produce a screencast presentation, much like what you created in Week Three. You will only be allotted five minutes for your presentation, so you will need to showcase your ideas effectively. Learning how to market yourself and sell your ideas will be extremely advantageous to you in your current and/or future career, so you should think outside of the box and be as creative as possible in the presentation portion of this final assignment. Additionally, this final assignment will help you build technical skills that will potentially aid you in your current and/or future career. Consider the following questions as you create your power point presentation:

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  • How will your training module “win out” over the other candidates for this project?
  • What makes your training module great?
  • In what ways are you able to meet all of your learners’ special needs?
  • Is your training engaging? Why?
  • How does your training consider the diversity of the learners?
  • How does your training consider items such as the time it takes to go through each module and/or how it will impact employee work productivity?
  • In real life, this pitch could mean a big promotion or bonus. How will you get this promotion?

Presentation required elements:

  1. Must be 6-8 slides
  2. Discussion of a minimum of five areas of learning content you have studied in this course, which you included in your paper and applied to the development of activities you created for your training.
  3. Discussion of the needs of your learners that were considered.
  4. An outline of the strategies you have suggested in your paper and why you think these will be successful when working with the assigned manager group.
  5. A brief analysis of why it is important to apply learning theory to training/educating in organizational settings.
  6. The reason why you believe that your training would be the best option for the company to choose.
  7. A reference slide (This slide does not require audio.)
  8. Five minutes in length maximum.
  9. Discuss your ideas and content as you would if you were standing in front of a group. Try to not simply read your slides.
  10. Utilization of four scholarly sources. (These may be the same as in your paper.)
  11. All sources used within the presentation must be cited properly.