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Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization. 2. Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics.

For this assignment, you will take on the role of a vice president of a major organization. The CEO has assigned you the responsibility of educating the leaders within the organization of the importance of maintaining an ethical culture. The tone of the presentation should be of a persuasive nature, as you will also be asking these leaders to take this initiative to each of their areas. As you compile this presentation, include the following:

1. Explain exactly what it means to maintain an ethical culture within the organization.

2. Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics.

3. Describe the importance and rationale for maintaining an ethical culture within the entire organization. Think about methods that you can use to motivate employees and employers toward ethical business practices.

4. Recommend ethics guidelines they can use within each of their areas.

Your PowerPoint presentation must be 12-14 slides, not including the title slide and reference slide. All sources used must be referenced and cited. Directly quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines. This assignment requires the use of speaker notes. In the speaker notes, you will provide what you would say if you had to give the presentation to an audience; this information will be typed in the “Notes” section beneath each slide. Please write your notes in complete sentences, and adhere to typical grammar and/or punctuation rules.

Prepare a maximum 700-word informal memo to management addressing Mary’s suggested changes.  Explain whether Mary’s changes should be adopted. Why or why not? Analyze the above information (three bullet points above) and use this information to support your suggestion.

Purpose of Assignment 

The Case Study focuses on CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit), break-even, and margin of safety analyses which allows students to experience working through a business scenario and applying these tools in managerial decision making. 

 

Assignment Steps 

 

Resources: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.

 

Scenario: Mary Willis is the advertising manager for Bargain Shoe Store. She is currently working on a major promotional campaign. Her ideas include the installation of a new lighting system and increased display space that will add $24,000 in fixed costs to the $270,000 in fixed costs currently spent. In addition, Mary is proposing a 5% price decrease ($40 to $38) will produce a 20% increase in sales volume (20,000 to 24,000). Variable costs will remain at $24 per pair of shoes. Management is impressed with Mary’s ideas but concerned about the effects these changes will have on the break-even point and the margin of safety.

 

Complete the following:

  • Compute the current break-even point in units, and compare it to the break-even point in units if Mary’s ideas are used.
  • Compute the margin of safety ratio for current operations and after Mary’s changes are introduced (Round to nearest full percent).
  • Prepare a CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit) income statement for current operations and after Mary’s changes are introduced.

Prepare a maximum 700-word informal memo to management addressing Mary’s suggested changes.

  • Explain whether Mary’s changes should be adopted. Why or why not? Analyze the above information (three bullet points above) and use this information to support your suggestion.

Show your work in Microsoft® Word or Excel®. 

 

Complete calculations/computations using Microsoft® Word or Excel®.    

 

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

What do you know about these cultures, specifically their political, economic, legal, educational, family, and social systems, that could help you in getting the project team together?

Your fast-food franchise cleared for business in all four countries (United Arab Emirates, Israel, Mexico, and China). You now have to start construction on your restaurants. The financing is coming from the United Arab Emirates, the materials are coming from Mexico and China, the engineering and technology are coming from Israel, and the labor will be hired locally within these countries by your management team from the United States. You invite all of the players to the headquarters in the United States for a big meeting to explain the project and get to know one another. In preparation for the meeting, you want to avoid cultural silos, while ensuring all parties engage with each other. Answer the following questions in preparation:

  • What do you know about these cultures, specifically their political, economic, legal, educational, family, and social systems, that could help you in getting the project team together?
  • What are some of the contrasting cultural values about uncertainty avoidance, ethnocentrism, communication apprehension, and culture shock that could potentially influence a cultural silo mindset and prevent team engagement?

International Managers are more focused on global virtual teams to manage projects and gain a strategic advantage. The global team for the fast food expansion project is dispersed in geographically different regions, and after the first project meeting in the United States, you plan to use a combination of social media technology to accomplish the team goals. The complexity of global virtual teams goes beyond the traditional principles used for national teams. As you begin to plan, you are concerned about some of the challenges that will exist during the virtual meetings, particularly the fact that the United States is an individualist low-context country, and some of the countries present are collectivist high-context countries. What strategies would you use to begin to have everyone develop a relationship with each other that will help ease engagement and collaboration during the virtual meeting and future negotiations, development, and implementation? Address the following questions in your response:

  • What are some of the issues you should be concerned about regarding verbal and nonverbal language for this group to avoid misinterpretations and barriers to communication?
  • How do people of different cultures seek connections and establish relationships using social media?
  • Does technology allow you to develop trust for team building?
  • How would you manage potential conflict arising from the cultural differences among the project team?

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.

*EACH BULLET POINT MUST BE INCLUDED IN PAPER/PLAGAIRISM WILL REQUIRE A TOTAL REFUND

Choose a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a biological reason.

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.

Research the behaviors that constitute psychopathy. Discuss in detail the specific behaviors demonstrated by the offender that align with behaviors indicative of a psychopathic individual. Case examples include the following:

  • Andrea Yates and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues, including post-partum depression, prior to the murders of her five children
  • Charles Whitman, known as the Texas Tower Sniper, and the presence of a tumor discovered post-mortem alleged to have played a role in his overt acts of aggression
  • John Hinckley, Jr. and the documented evidence of psychiatric issues leading to his controversial insanity defense in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan

Include at least two academic references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Guidelines for this assignment are listed below: Research the number of Apple iPhone 6 plus cellular phones that were released in the United States. Identify the cost of the Apple iPhone 6 plus. Discuss whether or not demand and supply are in equilibrium or is demand greater than supply.

For this assignment you are to write a 1 to 2-page paper that addresses supply and demand for the iPhone 6 plus.

Note: The Apple iPhone 6 plus cellular phone will be researched for each course project assignment leading up to your final submission.

Guidelines for this assignment are listed below:

  • Research the number of Apple iPhone 6 plus cellular phones that were released in the United States.
  • Identify the cost of the Apple iPhone 6 plus.
  • Discuss whether or not demand and supply are in equilibrium or is demand greater than supply.
  • Identify two factors that would cause the demand curve to shift to the left.
  • Discuss two factors that would cause the demand curve to shift to the right.
  • Identify two factors that would cause the supply curve to shift to the left.
  • Discuss two factors that would cause the supply curve to shift to the right.
  • State whether or not a price floor or price ceiling in the iPhone 6 plus would benefit consumers and why.
  • Discuss if the Apple iPhone 6 plus account is a market failure.

Assignment must align with the following guidelines:

  • Title page
  • 1 to 2-pages of content
  • At least two sources
  • Reference page
  • APA formatted

For more information on APA formatting, please click the Resources tab in this course and check out the Library Resources area.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist’s development into abstraction that responds to the following: How and why did early American abstraction develop? What subjects were present in your artist’s abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.

Week 2

Resources: Review your Week 2 readings and videos.

For your Week 2 Assignment, complete the following:

Choose one of the following artists for an examination of their stylistic development into abstraction:

  • Arthur Dove
  • Stanton Macdonald-Wright
  • Marsden Hartley
  • Max Weber
  • Georgia O’Keeffe

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist’s development into abstraction that responds to the following:

  • How and why did early American abstraction develop?
  • What subjects were present in your artist’s abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.
  • Why did the artists choose to work in this style? To what influences were they responding to from Europe, and how was their own exploration of abstraction meaningful to them?
  • What is your own response to the artist’s work?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Materials

·         Hughes’ Dream Harlem Video Reflection

·         Duchamp Reinvents His Style

·         Representational Cityscape

·         Khan Academy: Becoming Modern

·         Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings

·         Framing America, Ch. 6

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II. Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.

Resources: Review your Week 3 readings and videos.

For your Week 3 Assignment, complete the assignment below.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II.

Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.

Include discussion of the following in your paper:

  • At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
  • An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
  • A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
  • A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a “meaning” to their work?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Materials

·         Framing America, Ch. 7

·         Framing America, Ch. 8

·         Week 3 Electronic Reserve Readings

·         Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers Video Reflection

·         Jackson Pollock Video Reflection

·         Grant Wood—American Gothic

·         Charles Sheeler Video Reflection

·         Diego Rivera—Revolutionary With A Paintbox Video Reflection

 

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Week 4

Resources: Review your Week 4 readings and videos.

Choose one of the following themes for a presentation on your Week 4 content:

  • Changing Times: Proto-Pop and The Beats (must include either Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns)
  • Andy Warhol and Pop Art (focus on Warhol OR Warhol and other Pop artists)
  • Protest Art (You may choose to focus on Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, or both)

Create a 10- to 12-sllde presentation (including a title and reference slide) on your selected theme that includes the following:

  • 100- to 250-word speaker notes for each of your content slides that summarize the main points listed on the slide (you will have a minimum of 8 to 10 content slides which excludes the title and reference slides).
  • A description and analysis of four to six artworks related to your selected theme (include an image of each artwork).
  • A description of the subject of each artwork; what was the subject depicted by the artist?
  • An examination of how this type of art developed; why did artists choose these subjects? To what social or cultural events were artists responding?
  • A description of the materials, media, or techniques used by the artists; why did the artist use these materials or techniques? What is the overall effect of the artwork?

You must use Microsoft® PowerPoint® .

Format your references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Materials

·         Framing America, Ch. 8

·         Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings

·         The Principle of Selection Video Reflection

·         Andy Warhol, Part 1 Video Reflection

·         James Rosenquist: Reimagining the Billboard

·         Andy Warhol: Prison of Consumerism

·         Protest Art

 

Based on a financial services organisation (FSO) of your choice, produce a report for senior management that identifies, places in context and evaluates the formal planning systems which support the deliberate process

Strategic Management
Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION BEFORE WRITING! THANKS.

Based on a financial services organisation (FSO) of your choice, produce a report for
senior management that identifies, places in context and evaluates:
(a) the formal planning systems which support the deliberate process
of strategy development in the context of your chosen FSO; and (50 marks)
(b) the role of the strategic leader(s) in the development of strategy in
your chosen FSO. (50 marks)
Note: Your answer should include a brief background to the
chosen FSO, including its customer base, turnover and products /
services. This information should be submitted as an appendix of
a maximum of one side of A4. It does not form part of the word
count and no marks will be awarded for its content.
(Total – 100 marks)

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II. Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II.

Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist.

Include discussion of the following in your paper:

  • At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
  • An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
  • A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
  • A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a “meaning” to their work?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.