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corruption

Read through the below post and provide any on of the following: 

.Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence or research.  

· Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.  

· Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research.  

· Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research. 

. Posting should be at least 250 words and require some information from the text, academically reviewed paper, some significant commentary that requires knowledge of the subject matter, a web link to an article or other source. 

Post: 

To answer this question we need to understand what corruption is. Corruption occurs in many forms. It is not limited to transferring public funds into personal or taking advantage of one’s position. Corruption can occur even when someone blindly allows others to misuse the system for their personal gains. It also means that an individual looks towards furthering their own interests and personal gains rather than remaining honest or working for the organization.

Whenever there are a lot of corrupt employees or officers in an organization it suffers due to lack of morals or ethics in the organization and it also suffers due to the slow syphoning of money and also the slow loss of goodwill due to the negative image created by their employees (Van den Berg, 2016).

            Now, think of a nation as a huge organization. In this organization let X be the percentage of corrupt people. As X increases the country becomes more and more corrupt and rather than creating a stabilized working economy it rather creates a negative impact. It turns the company or the nation into subdivided parts that are trying to syphon off money from the organization and into their personal coffers. This is the root cause of a destabilized or weak economy and it hinders any and all development of the economy and it reflects in all aspects. For example, whenever someone steals or siphons money it keeps adding up slowly to create a cascade effect that adds up to a hugely negative impact on the economy of a country (Van den Berg, 2016). Thus an economy’s development and corruption are deeply interrelated and it affects a country negatively as the percentage of corruption increases to a level that crosses the normal or the expected values that exist in any nation.

Reference

Van den Berg, H. (2016). Economic growth and development. World Scientific Publishing Company.

confidentiality agreement

 Read Leaked Movie Trailer and a Confidentiality Agreement and complete the questions at the end of the case study. 

 Link to website:  https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/business-ethics/resources/leaked-movie-trailer/ 

Questions.

  • 1. Do you think it would be wrong for Luke to share information about coming releases with friends and family? Why or why not?
  • 2. What are acceptable and unacceptable requirements of a confidentiality agreement with an employee?
  • 3. Was it wrong for Luke’s unknown fellow employee to release the trailer, even if it resulted in increased publicity for the movie?
  • 4. What precedent is this situation setting by not investigating the leak?
  • 5. What is the harm in a leaked trailer?

antitakeover laws

Discuss the following questions/topics using the textbook and additional research.  Your answers must include 2 sources other than the textbook, 1 biblical integration, and be in APA format, a title page and abstract are not required.

Your analysis per question should be at least a half- to a full-page of original written analysis, not including the question.    Insufficient written analysis per question will not be eligible for full credit to be earned.

Please make sure to label your work and include references at the end of the paper, and to number your questions.

You should include a section on what the text states regarding the topic, what an Internet reference(s) state regarding the topic, and then provide a detailed original commentary on what you have learned regarding the question’s topic. 

Again, I would strongly encourage you to write more than just a 1/2 page of analysis, and limit your use of quotations.   You will not be eligible for full credit on the question if blocks of quotations are utilized. 

Remember that zero points will be earned on the entire homework assignment if plagiarized work is present in the written document.  Homework assignments that are plagiarized will earn an automatic zero points.  Plagiarized work will also be reported directly to Liberty University for administrative processing, so please remember to quote or to write original personal commentary analysis.

The page numbers provided are for the 6th edition of the text, and the page numbers in brackets are for the 7th edition of the text.

  1. Discuss the Williams Act and the implications it places on mergers and acquisitions.
    1. The Williams Act is discussed in the text on pages 77 to 88 (73-80, 252-254, & 641).  You may want to discuss sections 13D and 14D of the Williams Act.
      1. https://media2.mofo.com/documents/faqs-schedule-13d-g.pdf
  2. Describe and discuss why the time period of a commencement offer is crucial in an offer.
    1. The commencement of the offer is discussed in the text from pages 81 to 82 (78).
  3. Discuss the implications of Wellman v. Dickinson in the U. S. District Court for mergers and acquisitions.
    1. The Wellman v. Dickinson case is discussed in the text on pages 84 and 257 (80-82).
      1. You may want to discuss the Eight Factor Test.
        1. http://homepages.wmich.edu/~edwards/622/readings/DEFIN.html
        2. https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/collages/3628
  4. Choose two of the U. S. State Corporation laws defined in your text.  What implications do these laws or legal principles create for the buyer and seller?
    1. Begin your readings on page 98 (96) under the section titled, “U.S. State Corporation Laws and Legal Principles”.
  5. Why are state antitakeover laws important?  Who are these laws designed to protect?
    1. The topic of antitakeover laws begins on page 101 (99).  You may want to discuss poison pills.
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIxH3R9iC6U

6.  Discuss SEC Rule 10b-5.  How does this rule protect shareholders who incur losses?

  1. This section is covered under insider trading on pages 109-110 (108-110).
  2. SEC Rule 10b-5:  https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/rule10b5.asp
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp4f_Lsppkc
  4. You will want to address insider trading.

7.  The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 provides the foundation of antitrust law.  Discuss at least two of the other Acts that pertain to antitrust.

  1. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1980 begins on page 111 (110).  Section 1 and 2 are addressed on this page.
  2. https://business-law.freeadvice.com/business-law/trade_regulation/anti_trust_act.htm
  3. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sherman-antiturst-act.asp
  4. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act Explained:  US History Review:
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DSN0uUNLOw

8.  Acquisition is a popular growth strategy, why?

  1. The Growth strategy begins the readings on Chapter-4’s Merger Strategy.

9.  How does the synergistic effect influence mergers and acquisitions?

  1. Synergy begins on page 136 (136) of the text.
  2. You may want to address the equations 4.1 and/or 4.2.
  3. You may want to address the differences between operational verses financial synergies.

10.  Discuss diversification as it relates and drives corporate strategy.

  1. The topic of diversification begins on page 148 (146) of the text.
  2. You may want to address the differences between a horizontal verses vertical integration.

human capital planning.

This assignment will allow you to gain a better understanding of human capital planning. You will do so by creating a Staffing Plan for a chosen department in your current workplace or for a company that you are familiar with in your local market. For ex: You can us the United States Postal Service, Fedex, DHL, UPS. etc

You will include the following information in your plan: 

  1. Evaluate the organization’s goals.  
    • What are the organization’s goals for this year?  
    • How will the staffing plan align to the organization’s goals? In other words, how will this plan help the organization reach its goals? 
  2. Evaluate departmental goals.  
    • What are the department’s goals for this year?  
    • How will the staffing plan align to the departmental goals? In other words, how will this plan help the department to reach its goals? 
  3. What will affect the department’s ability to carry out the plan?  
    • Is the type of talent the department is seeking available in the market? In other words, can you easily locate the type of skilled individuals whom you need to fill the positions that are open or will be open?  
    • What factors will affect the department’s ability to find the talent that is needed? Factors can include economic, financial, technological, or skills. 
  4. What is the current state of the department?  
    • What types of skills do current employees possess?  
    • What are the current job titles in the department? This information can be found on an organizational chart. 
  5. What are the future needs of the department?  
    • How can the organization be staffed to attain the goals of the department discussed in number 2 (evaluate departmental goals)? In other words, who can you hire to help the department achieve its goals?  
    • How many staff members will be hired to meet these goals?  
    • What job titles will the staff members discussed above be given? 

Credit Card Companies

Credit Card Companies and Mandatory Arbitration Case 3.1

QUESTIONS TO RESPOND TO ARE THE FOLLOWING;

Overall, What is the perceived moral problem in this case?

1. What are the ethical issues associated to this case?

2. Which legal requirements are driving the behaviors in this case?

3. What are some of the longterm benefits and harms of rates and fees associated to credit cards?

4. What are some of the implications associated to compulsory arbitration requirements?

Needs to be 4-5 pages

– I HAVE ATTACHED THE CASE STUDY ATTACHMENTS BELOW(case study pg.1 and case study pg.2)

– I AM ALSO ATTACHING THE RUBRIC, WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE DONE IN THIS CASE STUDY

– I HAVE ALSO ATTACHED 7 ATTACHMENTS OF NOTES THAT NEED TO BE READ TO USE REFERENCES AND CITATIONS

Configuring the budget

It is important for a business to project their first year on a monthly basis for different reasons. The first year for an organization is the most important year for the organization. Configuring the budget, evaluating the reasons behind such expenses as they progress, and monitoring resources are important things to do. By configuring the budget and monitoring expenses, executives and management can prepare for backup strategies and other strategies in a more calm, and steady manner (“Budgeting and business planning”).

By planning on a monthly basis in the first year of operations, executives and management have more of an advantage when it comes to planning strategically. Through planning on a monthly basis, managers can analyze and evaluate their outflows and inflows of their cash and other variables that factor in. With forecasts of sales and expenses as well as predicted income for the next year or two, the budget can be developed on a quarterly time line. The first year is always the most difficult; starting out, managing resources, money, and personnel. That is why the budget must be monitored so closely and frequently (“Budgeting and business planning”).

After the first year once the business breaks even and income matches the expenses, the organization can begin the next steps in their business cycle. Now the plan is to not only make sales, but increase them; as well as products, services. and their quality. Being consumed in budget activities day in and day out will burn out personnel and take up too much time. As a result of reviewing the budget on a quarterly basis, the organization allows time for the plan to be implemented and see how progress is going. With quarterly reviews, the business can evaluate what is working, what is not working, what can be adjusted; and how to improve (“Budgeting and business planning”).

Reference:

Budgeting and business planning. (n.d.). Retrieved April 4, 2019, from https://www.infoentrepreneurs.org/en/guides/budgeting-and-business-planning/

configuring the budget and monitoring expenses

It is important for a business to project their first year on a monthly basis for different reasons. The first year for an organization is the most important year for the organization. Configuring the budget, evaluating the reasons behind such expenses as they progress, and monitoring resources are important things to do. By configuring the budget and monitoring expenses, executives and management can prepare for backup strategies and other strategies in a more calm, and steady manner (“Budgeting and business planning”).

By planning on a monthly basis in the first year of operations, executives and management have more of an advantage when it comes to planning strategically. Through planning on a monthly basis, managers can analyze and evaluate their outflows and inflows of their cash and other variables that factor in. With forecasts of sales and expenses as well as predicted income for the next year or two, the budget can be developed on a quarterly time line. The first year is always the most difficult; starting out, managing resources, money, and personnel. That is why the budget must be monitored so closely and frequently (“Budgeting and business planning”).

After the first year once the business breaks even and income matches the expenses, the organization can begin the next steps in their business cycle. Now the plan is to not only make sales, but increase them; as well as products, services. and their quality. Being consumed in budget activities day in and day out will burn out personnel and take up too much time. As a result of reviewing the budget on a quarterly basis, the organization allows time for the plan to be implemented and see how progress is going. With quarterly reviews, the business can evaluate what is working, what is not working, what can be adjusted; and how to improve (“Budgeting and business planning”).

Reference:

Budgeting and business planning. (n.d.). Retrieved April 4, 2019, from https://www.infoentrepreneurs.org/en/guides/budgeting-and-business-planning/

five-step planning process

Businesses typically develop budgets using a five-step planning process. The first step is creation of the strategic plan where long-term goals are established (along with a plan to achieve) and includes a financial projection for the next five years. Second, a more detailed financial plan is outlined which proves an outlook for the first year on a month-by-month basis. Third, because circumstances can change so rapidly in the first year of strategic plan implementation, the first-year financial plan is revisited monthly and adjusted in order to take unforeseen changes into consideration. The fourth step is to make informal forecasts throughout the year, such as predicting full-year sales at mid-year. The last step is for the company to produce their business plans, including detailed financial projections, that can be used to apply for additional capital, if necessary (Finney & Meigs, n.d.).

From this information, I gathered that is it important to project the first year on a monthly, rather than on a quarterly basis, because the risk of unforeseen circumstances in the first year of operating (or implementation of a new strategic plan) is high. Actuals should be consistently compared to the plan to determine if the plan is off-course, what risk the short-term gap has created for the full-year plan, and if changes are needed in the strategic plan to course correct. After the first year, there should be enough historical actuals to create more accurate forecasts that can be done on a quarterly basis.

Reference

Finney, R. G. & Meigs, R. F. (n.d.). Budgeting. Reference for Business. Retrieved from https://www.referenceforbusiness.com/encyclopedia/Bre-Cap/Budgeting.html

three different companies.

Present your answers to the problem below in a Word document, and also upload an Excel file with your computations

Question 1 Calculate the following:

i.Suppose you wish to raise some money for your favorite local charity. This charity needs $50,000 a year to run its operation and you want to make sure that it is ensured an annual payment of this amount from now on for every year in the foreseeable future. Given an interest rate of 5%, how much would you have to fund this perpetuity to guarantee the charity a payment of $50,000 per year?

ii.You decide to put $1,000 in a new bank account and don’t plan to withdraw the money for 10 years. If your bank does continuous compounding and the interest rate is 1%, what will be the value of this bank account in 10 years?

Excel is required for Questions 2 and 3. see the attached below

Question 4

Suppose the market return is 8%, the risk-free rate is 1% and the beta for a given stock is 1.2. Answer the following questions based on this information:

  1. What is the required return for this stock?
  2. If the beta increases by 50% (but risk-free rate remains 1%), what will be the new required return for the stock? What is the percentage-wise change in required return compared to your answer to A) above?
  3. If the market return increases by 50% (but beta remains at 1.2), what will be the new required return for the stock? What is the percentage-wise change in required return compared to your answer to A) above?

Question 5

Suppose there are three different companies. The first one, Trendy Tech Inc., has investors who are “fair-weather friends.” When the stock market is going up, everybody wants to invest in Trendy Tech, but as soon as the market goes down everyone jumps ships and sells their shares. The second company is Oily Oil Inc. Oily’s stock price seems to depend only on the price of oil and nothing else. Finally, there is Conglomerated Conglomerate Inc. Conglomerated is a giant company with holdings in almost every industry imaginable—from cell phones to grocery stores and even amusement parks. Based on this information, which company would you think has the highest beta? The lowest beta? Which one do you think has a beta closest to 1?

reference 

holthausen, R. (2015). Time value of money. Coursera. Retrieved from: https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-decision-making-scenarios/lecture/ZE2tE/1-2-time-value-of-money

Pinder, S. (2017) Unsystematic versus systematic risk. Coursera. Retrieved from: https://www.coursera.org/learn/valuation/lecture/LLtZP/2-1-unsystematic-versus-systematic-risk-getting-rid-of-unrewarded-risk

Pinder, S. (2017). Capital asset pricing model (It’s all about the discount rate). Coursera. Retrieved from: https://www.coursera.org/learn/valuation/lecture/6Oh5F/2-2-capital-asset-pricing-model-its-all-about-the-discount-rate

Clifford, J. (2014). Time value of money. ACDC Leadership. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfkqCv3Rd_g

Vishwanath, S. (2007). Chapter 3: Risk and return. Corporate finance: Theory and practice. SAGE Publications India

Vishwanath, S. (2007). Chapter 2: Time value of money. Corporate finance: Theory and practice. SAGE Publications India