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discussion paper

 The discussion paper must be at least two pages in length (double-spaced, 12-inch Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins). I do expect your paper to be at least this length. Do not write less than this amount or use bigger margins or fonts. You are certainly welcome to write more than two pages.

I also want to emphasize that this is NOT a research paper. You should not use outside resources or attempt to do research to write this paper. Simply read the assigned readings, reflect on the questions below, and write a paper that responds to those questions.

For this assignment, please read “Information Disclosure in Sales” by David Holley and “Case Study: Sales at World Camera”. (Both of these readings are posted on Canvas)

Your discussion paper should respond to each of the following issues/questions:
We have recently considered the question of whether it is ethically permissible to be deceptive in business, or if instead, there is an obligation to be honest/truthful. Holley discusses the ethical issue of deception and truthfulness in a particular area of business: Sales. He argues that a seller has some degree of obligation to disclose information and tell the truth to a buyer. However, the question is what degree of disclosure/honesty is required? Holley presents five different degrees or levels of requirement, ranging from a low/undemanding requirement, all the way up to high/very demanding requirement.
1) Briefly explain which level of requirement Holley endorses.
2) Do you agree or disagree with Holley? Why or why not?
3) If you do not agree with Holley, which alternative level of requirement would you endorse and why?
4) What would the requirement that Holley endorses say about the World Camera case? Did the sales person do anything ethically wrong? Why or why not?
5) If you endorsed a different level of requirement than Holley, what would the requirement that you endorse say about the World Camera case? Did the sales person do anything ethically wrong? Why or why not? 

e-Activity

 e-Activity: Go to the article: National and Multinational Corporations Embracing ‘E-commerce’ Revolution in Indonesia located at: https://www.monroeconsulting.com/indonesia/company-news/monroe-indonesia-news/national-and-multinational-corporations-embracing-e-commerce-revolution-in-indonesia and “5 unique challenges all ecommerce firms will face in Indonesia” located at https://www.techinasia.com/indonesia-ecommerce-challenges-lists

 From the e-Activity, examine the key challenges that Ms. Purnama may  encounter in finding global developers. Speculate on whether or not  elements of culture would affect the behavior of the developers that she  chooses. Provide a rationale for your response.

Imagine that you are interested in starting an e-Commerce business.  Compare the major advantages and disadvantages of starting an e-commerce  business versus a traditional brick-and-mortar business. Examine the  significant risks of going global with an e-Commerce business.

 e-Activity: Go to the article: National and Multinational Corporations Embracing ‘E-commerce’ Revolution in Indonesia located at: https://www.monroeconsulting.com/indonesia/company-news/monroe-indonesia-news/national-and-multinational-corporations-embracing-e-commerce-revolution-in-indonesia and “5 unique challenges all ecommerce firms will face in Indonesia” located at https://www.techinasia.com/indonesia-ecommerce-challenges-lists

 From the e-Activity, examine the key challenges that Ms. Purnama may  encounter in finding global developers. Speculate on whether or not  elements of culture would affect the behavior of the developers that she  chooses. Provide a rationale for your response.

Imagine that you are interested in starting an e-Commerce business.  Compare the major advantages and disadvantages of starting an e-commerce  business versus a traditional brick-and-mortar business. Examine the  significant risks of going global with an e-Commerce business.

Corporations Act s708

1) Provide a summary, in your own words, of Corporations Act s708 in relation to disclosure documents.  Why in your opinion would a disclosure document not be required in the circumstances outlined under s708.  Ensure you note the specific disclosure documents that any exemptions would apply to.

Response limited to 40 lines

2) Provide details of what the general and specific content requirements are for a prospectus and how this information assists consumers.  Also provide details of what defences (all to be covered) preparers of prospectuses may be able to utilise in relation to defective content. 

3) Provide details of what insider trading is.  Why is it prohibited? What is inside information? What are the exemptions.  Provide details of an insider trading case (can be Australian and domestic) – noting why it was considered insider trading and what the outcome was. 

4)  Provide a summary (in your own words) of the takeover process, include details of parties, documents and timeframes.  Provide an example of a recent takeover (can be local) and who the parties were, the offer etc

all quesion to use in own words.

implement the tool

Previously, you selected a company and determined the metrics you will use. The next step is to implement the tool for your selected site.

Using the readings for this week as well as the Internet, complete the following:

Part One:

  • Analyze the process of implementing an analytics tool for the client.
  • Examine the different reports generated by analytics tools that need to be utilized by the client.

In a 1 – 2 page report address the following:

  • Provide initial analysis as to the meaning of the analytics reports. What stats stand out most and why?
  • Provide scholarly references and appropriate examples that support your examination of the reports generated by analytics tools.
  • MY TOPIC IS MCDONALDS 

Part Two:

Google Analytics Web analytics service is a comprehensive and free analytics tool that helps in determining the performance of a Web site based on various statistics.

For this phase, conduct research on Google Analytics Web analytics service using the readings for the week and the Internet.

In a 3 – 5 page paper, address the following:

  • Explain how a Google Analytics account can be implemented for your client’s Web site.
  • Examine the functions that a Google Analytics account provides.
  • Identify different reporting elements of a Google Analytics account-such as multichannel
    funnel reports, cross-channel reporting, custom reports, and visualization reports that will be used throughout this course.
  • Define each element you have identified.
  • Describe how these elements will be used in your client’s Web site.
  • Compare and contrast the use of Google Analytics to another analytics tool – free or paid
    Deliverables

implementation of NAFTA

Provide feedback in a min of 175 words, donot summaize.

Since the initial implementation of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in January of 1994, the United States, Canada, and Mexico have been tightly interconnected in free trade. The low cost of labor in Mexico has been one of the primary advantages of doing business with Mexico. Aside from labor costs which ultimately drive down expenses and maximize profits, the geographical location of Mexico gives it an advantage over China when doing business with the United States. Costs of imports are significantly lower when doing business with Mexico, when compared to the product cost of having goods made and shipped overseas from China to the United States. The presence of NAFTA in the case of doing business with Mexico allows for the United States to conduct business with minimal externalities that would otherwise be present with other countries such as China, which include virtually no tariffs, a stable currency, and of course, a strong labor force that demands a portion of the wages that would be demanded elsewhere. The cost of labor in China is rapidly increasing with the wage in Mexico being only twenty percent higher than in China. Although Mexico seems favorable in some areas, the instability of their political construct may drive away the desire to conduct business within their country. The corruption and the isolated power within their society threatens the possibility of business growth and prosperity. China on the other hand, also is beneficial in terms of a similar labor cost and quality production of their goods. The major downfalls seem to lie within the proximity between the United States and China and the costs associated with importing products overseas. The absence of tariffs and other barriers to trade that Mexico has with the U.S. is also absent leaving a noticeably heightened cost of production for business between the United States and China. In sum, both China and Mexico offer favorable costs in terms of the price of production and potential of quality produced, the major difference between conducting business between these two countries is dependent on the costs associated with importing and exporting goods and tariffs and other obstructiuons to trade. 

doing business with China

Provide feedback in a min of 175 words, donot summaize.

One of the advantages of doing business with China would be that many companies have had business with Chinese manufacturers for many years, so they would have fostered good working relationships. Moving to a new location would require building professional relationships again. Additionally, according to the text, Global Business, China is still one of the top three economies generating FDI outflows, and the second economy receiving FDI inflows (Peng, 184-185). 

China is also becoming more expensive to conduct international business with. According to the Business Insider article, The ‘Made in China’ story is falling apart, “labor costs about five times more in China than it did two decades ago and now costs even more than it does in Mexico” (Udland, 2015). China no longer provides the cheapest international manufacturing services. I personally see much more of an advantage, especially more recently, with companies doing business with Mexico versus China. 

Mexico, on the other hand, is still more of an emerging market compared to other countries with a more established pattern of FDI inflow and outflow. Several auto makers are moving their manufacturing and production to Mexico. 64% of the vehicles produced in Mexico are exported to the United States (Peng, p.189). 

One of the advantages of nearshoring is that the manufactured goods are created in neighboring countries, where shipment is faster, more convenient, and cheaper than internationally shipment. In the paper, Is China Always the Answer, author Jeremy Smith discusses how the costs of shipping good from China accounts for about ten percent of the cost of the shipped goods, whereas shipping from Mexico only accounts for about ten percent of the cost of the goods. The shipping costs to transfer goods from China to the United States is significantly higher because of the convenient location. In addition to the cost, the time that it takes to ship goods in significantly higher with China. This can be especially impactful in industries like tech, that are constantly changing with new products coming to the market. Additionally, Mexico provides incentives and tax savings compared to China.

Peng, Michael (2016), Global Business 4thed., ISBN 978-1-305-50089-1, Cengage Learning.

Smith, Jeremy. (2006) Is China Always the Answer. 

Udland, Myles. (2015). Business Insider. The ‘Made in China’ story is falling apart. Retrieved on February 19, 2019 from https://www.businessinsider.com/cost-of-china-manufacturing-against-brazil-and-mexico-2015-12

personal finance concepts

The purpose of this assignment is to provide a “hands on” experience to synthesize the personal finance concepts that you have learned throughout the semester by applying them to a “real life” individual or family. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Read the Personal Financial Case assigned to you.

2. Each financial planning case encompasses a variety of ages, situations, and financial challenges to analyze. Feel free to add additional assumptions to the case as long as they are realistic for the situation and described in your report. 

3. Review the Financial Case Study Scoring Sheet to learn the criteria for grading this assignment. 

4. Prepare a written report of no more than five pages (double-spaced, double between paragraphs) about the case study and your analysis and recommendations. 

Your financial case analysis should include the following items, as appropriate:

  • A      discussion of the strengths and      weaknesses      of the individual or family’s financial situation 
  • Correction      of any misinformation that      the individual or      family has about financial topics 
  • Comments      about the individual or      family’s cash      flow 
  • Comments      about emotional issues related      to the      individual or family’s financial situation 
  • Calculations      of the savings required to      reach financial      goals 
  • 3      to 5 recommended action steps to      improve the      individual or family’s financial situation 
  • Recommended      financial products such as      bank accounts,      insurance policies, and mutual funds (real products found           through research).
  • Available      resources that can assist the      individual or      family to improve their finances 
  • Any      other information that you feel is      useful      and germane to the case 
  • References      for source materials used to      analyze the      case (feel free to use your textbooks, class notes, Web sites,           financial publications, and other resources      to assist in your analysis).      APA format      throughout, including a cover page with your name and section      on      it. 

Max Labs assignments

Below you will find the Max Labs assignments 1a and 1b.  Please complete the exercises before the due date listed in the class schedule.  As part of completing the exercises you will take screen shots of your work and paste these screen shots into the associated answer sheet.  You will need to follow the directions provided by your instructor to hand in your completed answer sheet to receive credit for these assignments.  

Modeling and Decision Trees

W3: Modeling and Decision Trees

Graded Assignment:  Modeling and Decision Trees

You work for a hypothetical university as an entry level data analyst and your supervisor has task you to learn more about the data mining process associated with modeling more specifically using decision trees following the steps below:

  1. In the discussion this week, a task to investigate modeling techniques was requested and your supervisor has asked you to go further into the realm of predictive modeling with a more in-depth investigation of decision trees. To get started, investigate some of the decision tree options in Rapid Miner Studio and research these types of trees to determine comparisons among them and how they are used to support various types of decisions. This portion and literature review of the paper should be a minimum of three pages of written content supported with a minimum of three academic sources of research.
  2. After completing the literature review comparing types of decision trees, use any of the sample data sets found in Rapid Miner Studio and create at least three decision trees using any of the modeling options provided.  Another data set can be downloaded from https://rapidminer.com/training/videos/ which is used in the free Rapid Miner video tutorials.
  3. Important Reminder:  In support of this assignment, everyone should start working through model and validate video tutorials athttps://rapidminer.com/training/videos/.  Additional learning videos could be found at www.youtube.com using keyword searches like “Rapid Miner Decision Trees.”  For example, check out the resource found below:
  1. After creating the decision trees, include them as images in the main paper and conclude the paper with a holistic view of these decision trees sharing types of decisions which could be made based on the output.  Do not worry about your decisions being right or wrong as the exercise is geared to further develop decision making skills based on data visualizations. The conclusion of the paper in this case with proposed and developed decisions based on decision tree output should account for a minimum of one additional page of written content.   
  2. Once the overall paper is completed, remember that papers need to be professionally formatted using APA including an APA cover page, abstract, body pages, and reference page
  3. Complete and submit this assignment for grading on or before the due date.  Remember, it is not a good idea to complete or attempt completing work late.   See the course syllabus and the associated late policy.