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Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Suggest the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Indicate management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture.
Assess the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Provide support for your rationale.
Determine one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Indicate one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture.
Evaluate Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify 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; citations and references must follow APA 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 concepts of management related to modern-day work environments.
Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

Robert Jervis argues that great powers today have entered an era of  enduring peace in their relations with one another.  Why does he find  typical realist, liberal, and constructivist accounts lacking?  What is  his “synthetic interactive explanation” for the peace?

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These are the question that you need to answer in the rea
Robert Jervis, “The Era of Leading Power Peace”
1. Robert Jervis argues that great powers today have entered an era of  enduring peace in their relations with one another.  Why does he find  typical realist, liberal, and constructivist accounts lacking?  What is  his “synthetic interactive explanation” for the peace?
2. Jervis argues that a security community now exists among great powers  of the world, rendering war amongst each other almost unthinkable.   Briefly outline his argument for the existence of this security  community.  Do you agree with his assessment about the likelihood of war  amongst the great powers today?  Explain your answer.

Why is a cost management plan important?  How does the plan benefit the project manager

Budget Estimating (100 points)
This assignment consists of 2 parts: questions about budget estimation and developing a budget.
Part 1 Questions (10 points)
Provide responses to the following questions
1.    You are providing a review of contractor bids for a component of your upcoming project.  What can be done to determine whether or not a vendor’s bid is reasonable?
2.    Describe the conditions for which parametric, analogous and bottom up estimation techniques work best, and provide 2 examples in support of each method.
3.    Why is a cost management plan important?  How does the plan benefit the project manager?
Part 2 Budget Estimating (30 points)
Using the same scenario from the previous unit on scheduling, create a time-phased budget for the following project.  Prepare a figure like Exhibit 10.9, CPT 4e, that illustrates the daily and cumulative costs for the resource-leveled project.
Assume the following hourly rates:
Alcides $45 / hr.
Joan $50 / hr.
Part 3 Budget Estimating (50 points)
You are the project manager for a process improvement project for Company XYZ.    Prepare a figure like Exhibit 10.9 that illustrates the weekly and cumulative costs for the resource-leveled project.
Hint: To accomplish this exercise, you’ll need to create a project schedule in MS Excel (or by hand), create resource assignments, assign costs to each resource, and assign the resources to each task.  Some resource leveling will be required.
In this project, you have 3 employees: Ann, Becky and Clive.  Each person is limited to the amount of time allocated to your project.  Ann and Becky are available 30 hours/week; Clive is available 20 hours/week.  There hourly rates are: Ann: $60/hour; Becky: $35/hour; and Clive: $50/hour.

The Mind/Body problem involves the following two positions: Substance Dualism and Materialism. In your own words, provide a concise formulation of the Descartes’ Substance Dualism. In your own words, provide a concise formulation of Materialism. In particular, explain the distinction between Reductive Materialism and Eliminative materialism. In light of the criticisms offered of both Substance Dualism and Materialism, which account is more plausible? Explain why. (70 marks.)

Assignment 5

INSTRUCTIONS: This assignment consists of two short essay questions. The main intent of these questions is to ensure that you have a sound grasp of the fundamentals of the material presented in this unit. To that end, there is a 3 to 4 page (1000 words) limit for this question. I’m not so concerned with whether you agree with a particular author or not. The quality of your answer is based on your exposition of the competing positions, your comparative analysis of those positions and, lastly, your argument in support of the position you defend.

As with all the assignments in this course, these questions are not designed to be a “research” questions. There is no requirement to get material from external sources such as websites like Wikipedia. In fact, doing so can count against you. The point of your essays is to formulate the course material and develop your critical response. You can do this by working with the course material and developing your own ideas about the issue. The essay is simply your opportunity to set that out in paper.

So, the material you need to successfully complete this assignment can be found in the online course materials available through the course website. There may also be some reading material that is part of the hard copy course readings package. You can find this information on the course materials section of the course website.

Questions: (The total possible mark for this assignment is 100 marks.)

1. The Mind/Body problem involves the following two positions: Substance Dualism and Materialism. In your own words, provide a concise formulation of the Descartes’ Substance Dualism. In your own words, provide a concise formulation of Materialism. In particular, explain the distinction between Reductive Materialism and Eliminative materialism. In light of the criticisms offered of both Substance Dualism and Materialism, which account is more plausible? Explain why. (70 marks.)

2. The philosophical problem of personal identity involves two positions offered by John Locke and David Hume. Explain these competing accounts as they are provided by the authors included in our course readings. Which account offers the most plausible response to the problem? Explain why. (30 marks.)

1) Write a survey on the theme of the “Messianic Secret” in the Gospel of Mark.  Use quotes from the primary source (i.e., the Gospel of Mark) and secondary sources  (i.e., modern scholarship) to (a) describe the nature/character of the “Messianic Secret”; 

RLS 202 – Introduction to the New Testament

Due Date – March 1, 2016

5-7pages, 6 resources.

1) Write a survey on the theme of the “Messianic Secret” in the Gospel of Mark.

Use quotes from the primary source (i.e., the Gospel of Mark) and secondary sources

(i.e., modern scholarship) to (a) describe the nature/character of the “Messianic Secret”;

(b) discuss the question of Jesus’ identity (i.e., who is Jesus according to Mark, the

disciples, and the other characters?); and, most importantly, (c) offer an explanation as to

what it is that Mark is trying to accomplish by portraying Jesus in this manner.

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2) Write a survey on the so-called “Synoptic Problem.” This paper should attempt

to (a) explain the “problem”; (b) provide examples from the synoptic gospels that

reinforce your descriptions of the problem; and (c) outline/explain the dominant theory

that has been forwarded by scholars in order to account for the complex relationship

between the synoptic gospels (i.e., the Markan priority theory). This paper should also

include a discussion on the document known as Quelle or Q.

OR

3) Write a survey on the subject of Jesus’ identity in the Gospel of Matthew. This

paper should shed light on (a) the different ways in which Matthew emphasizes Jesus’

identity as a Jew (i.e., How does the genealogy in Chapter One emphasize this point?

etc); (b) how it is that Jesus’ identity supports the theology of Matthew (i.e., What does it

mean to be the Jewish messiah? How does the person of Jesus fulfill scripture? etc); and

(3) the ways in which Jesus functions as a new Moses.

Analyze the performance of each firm versus the industry, and comment on what you find in terms of strengths and weaknesses

This is your second interview with a prestigious brokerage firm for a job as an equity analyst. You survived the morning interviews with the department manager and the vice president of equity.  Everything has gone so well that they want to test your ability as an analyst. You are seated in a room with a computer and a list with the names of two companies – Ford (stock symbol F) and Microsoft (stock symbol MSFT) and are asked to do the following analysis including computing stock ratios for F and MSFT, comparing and contrasting those ratios, and analyzing the performance of the stocks versus the industry averages.
Complete the following tasks and write a four- to five-page report on your findings, including the analysis in Questions 2 and 3 below.
Compute ratios by following the below directions:
Navigate to Morningstar (http://www.morningstar.com/). In the Quote box at the top of the page, enter each stock symbol, choose your companies, and click on the Financials tab. You will see underneath Financials tab the three financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow). An Export button is to the far right. Download the income statement and balance sheet financial statements for each company.
Next, you will need historical data for each stock. Navigate to Yahoo! Finance (https://finance.yahoo.com/), enter each stock symbol, click on Historical Data, and select ending date of the most recent full reported year (for example, if the income statement ending is December 2016, select December 30 to 31, 2016). Note the company’s stock closing price for the last day of the financial statement reporting period you will use for this assignment. To determine each organization’s market capitalization at the closing date of the most recent annual statements you downloaded from Morningstar, multiply the number of shares outstanding by the stock price you obtained from Yahoo! Finance. Use the number of shares outstanding by using Basic under Weighted Average Shares Outstanding on the income statement you downloaded from Morningstar (remember, the share value will be in millions of shares so make the adjustment by adding 0s).
Compute the following ratios for F and MSFT (refer back to Week 1) for the most recent year of financial statements downloaded from Morningstar:
Price-earnings ratio (for EPS, use diluted EPS total)
Market-to-book ratio (aka price-to-book ratio)
Operating margin
Net profit margin
Return on equity
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Debt-to-equity (for debt, use long-term debt)
Obtain industry averages for each company by going to Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets). Click the magnifying glass search icon, enter each company’s name, click on Companies, select each company, and then the Financials tab. Scroll down under Valuation Ratios and each ratio you calculated to the industry (ignore the current company ratios as these are not the same as you calculated).
Analyze the performance of each firm versus the industry, and comment on what you find in terms of strengths and weaknesses.
Compare and contrast the ratios for F and MSFT.
What might explain the differences between them?
Would you recommend investors buy, hold, or sell F and MSFT, based on your analysis?
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one inch margins on all sides, APA format.
Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
In addition to the four to five pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Formulate approaches to current asset management, capital budgeting, financial structure, dividend policy, long-term financing, and mergers.
Analyze approaches to current asset management, capital budgeting, financial structure, dividend policy, long-term financing, and mergers.
Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.

Write a brief explanation of the relationship between ethics and professional responsibility.  Then, explain whether you agree or disagree with the way that Claude  Ferguson chose to balance his objective, subjective, and ethical  responsibilities as a public administrator given the personal and  professional risks.  Finally, offer an alternate strategy that Claude Ferguson could have  taken and explain why it might help him to balance responsibilities and  ethics. 

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By its very nature, the role of public administrator means carrying a  fair share of responsibility. In both government and nonprofit  organizations, administrators may be responsible for budgets, staff, and  project outcomes, for example. As a public administrator, how might you  balance the objective and subjective aspects of responsibility with  both your organization’s ethical standards and your own? In order to  discover this balance, you will begin by examining the fundamental  relationship between ethics and professional responsibility.
In the reading you will review a case study: “When a Career Public  Servant Sues the Agency He Loves: Claude Ferguson, the Forest Service,  and Off-Road Vehicles in the Hoosier National Forest” (O’Leary, 2009)  and consider how a public administrator might balance the objective,  subjective, and ethical responsibilities within a governmental agency or  nonprofit organization.
Write a brief explanation of the relationship between ethics and professional responsibility.
Then, explain whether you agree or disagree with the way that Claude  Ferguson chose to balance his objective, subjective, and ethical  responsibilities as a public administrator given the personal and  professional risks.
Finally, offer an alternate strategy that Claude Ferguson could have  taken and explain why it might help him to balance responsibilities and  ethics.

For this assignment, you will create a differential diagnosis for the patient in your chosen case. This assignment continues the work you started in the Weeks One and Two discussion forums and the Week Three assignment. Be sure to follow the instructions in Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step by Step when creating your differential diagnosis. Your assignment must include the following: · Recommend a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, presenting problems, and history. (discuss the symptoms, problems, history)

Making a Differential Diagnosis

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please read Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step by Step in DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and review the same case study you used to write your Weeks One and Two discussion forums and Week Three Assignment.

Use your case study already chosen.
For this assignment, you will create a differential diagnosis for the patient in your chosen case. This assignment continues the work you started in the Weeks One and Two discussion forums and the Week Three assignment. Be sure to follow the instructions in Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step by Step when creating your differential diagnosis. Your assignment must include the following:

· Recommend a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, presenting problems, and history. (discuss the symptoms, problems, history)

· Assess the validity of your diagnosis using a sociocultural perspective. (discuss social and/or cultural aspects)

· Compare at least one evidence-based and one non-evidence-based treatment option for the diagnosis. Research a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources to support your choices.  (Include two articles from the library here- required)

· Propose and provide an explanation for a minimum of two historical perspectives and two theoretical orientations that are inappropriate alternates for the conceptualizations in this case. (USE TWO DIFFERENT THEORIES HERE AND DISCUSS HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES USING SOURCES)

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The Making a Differential Diagnosis assignment

· Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in.

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

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how does transportation and logistics management impact a retailer getting their product on the shelf

Please answer original forum with a minimum of 250 words
Respond to both students on separate pages with a minimum of 100 words each
please follow directions or I will dispute!!!
page1- Original Forum with References
page2- student Response
page3- student Response
Original Forum
This week you will discuss transportation and logistics management and its impact on various economic activities. For example, how does transportation and logistics management impact a retailer getting their product on the shelf? How does their distribution network affect their ability to generate revenue as well as provide sustainability in their local economy? You will have to conduct online research to identify the various economic activities in relation to TLM and within the context of the retail industry.
Discuss in detail and provide sources to support your thoughts, insights, ideas, and statements.
Complete this Forum by providing a discussion of the economy and your project topic. How does the economy affect your project topic? Is this affect beneficial or detrimental? Why? If beneficial, is there room for improvement?  If detrimental, what do you foresee as solutions?