Remember how Freightened made a big deal about the greenhouse gases emitted by ships?

1.Remember how Freightened made a big deal about the greenhouse gases emitted by ships? Now let’s watch Cowspiracy (1 hour 30 minutes). Its co-producer is, by the way, Leonardo DiCaprio: http://watchdocumentaries.com/cowspiracy-the-sustainability-secret/ (You could watch it for free on Netflix too.) If we are talking about the real price of shipping, now what is the real price of eating animals? Why is it affordable for many of us aka the privileged to eat meat? What is the actual “inconvenient truth” according to the documentary? There are A LOT of awkward, cringeworthy, and disturbing as well as enlightening/controversial moments in the documentary. I reckon that you are all educated adults to handle those carefully and critically. The documentary starts with a quote. What is the relevance of this quote to the documentary’s message? As your instructor, my message is not to promote veganism nor carnism. I am, however, interested in what you could learn from the documentary and what you think about the “cowspiracy”, about those organization representatives’ inability to talk or ability to defend/deny/deflect/disregard at certain points, about world hunger, morality, sustainability and thrivability, human-induced environmental degradation #Anthropocene, and our overall relationship with/responsibility for other critters and the world. On the whole, what has surprised/impressed/angered/confused/inspired etc. you the most in the documentary? Here are a number of links for your further references: A page of the facts highlighted by the documentary: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ A scientific adviser’s critic of the documentary: https://blog.ucsusa.org/doug-boucher/cowspiracy-movie-review A comeback from the documentary: http://www.cowspiracy.com/blog/2015/11/23/response-to-criticism-of-cowspiracy-facts A short critical video featuring “a political science perspective” (10 minutes): https://youtu.be/Frz_Q69UBCc By the way, that YouTuber calls an executive director out on her lack of qualification due to having only a bachelor degree in anthropology. Oh well… I don’t totally agree with all of the above, including the documentary. But I do think that some of the final responses by the co-director are worth dwelling upon: “If you were to make Cowspiracy today – would you change some of the content or would the documentary turn out to be the same?” We will continually update Cowspiracy as new research comes out. We would like to expose the NGO’s funding, the blanket corruption of governments from this industry and the cultural taboo of speaking about personal change. Final Thoughts: I think when people put their personal habits and desires aside they can see the reality of what we are doing to the planet and the necessary changes needed to live sustainably with 7.2 billion other humans. Critics of the film are not providing a viable solution for planetary sustainability. Anyway, let me know what you think. Feel free to connect with any previous course materials if you like. Remember to cite from the documentary. State the time when the quotes begin. MAKE ILLUSTRATIVE SCREENCAPS.

Literature Review – Improving Customer/Communication & Correspondence Letters

Your annotated bibliography (see attachment for example) should include a minimum of 10 scholarly sources from sources found here on this site from the “Journal of Business Communication” (copy and paste this link below) http://journals.sagepub.com/action/doSearch?AllField=customer+communication My research paper that I’m currently writing relates to “Improving the quality of all the customer mailings that my current company sends out.” You can read my Topic/Content paper that is attached for reference. Instructions for this assignment are to: Locate both quantitative and qualitative articles from the link above. Each annotation should: *summarize the content of the source, *clarify why the source is relevant to the topic, *describe why the source is credible, and *indicate why the author should be considered an expert. *Finally, in addition to the annotated bibliography, write a 1-2 page summary which synthesizes your research and identifies 3-5 key findings and considers how the literature search has assisted your research project.

Application – Patient Education on Stroke Prevention

To prepare: • Review the stroke prevention articles in this week’s Learning Resources. • Reflect on common lifestyle, behavioral, and cultural choices of the population that you treat within your practicum setting. Consider stroke prevention methods for this population. • Think about ways to educate patients on these prevention methods. Consider educational pieces such as flyers, posters, or other media that might be most effective with your patient population. To complete: Design a media piece to educate patients on stroke prevention. You may create a flyer, poster, or any other media that is suitable for your patient population. THE PATIENT POPULATION IS AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN. FACILITY IS A PRIMARY CARE OFFICE

exporting polymer into the German packaging market

Im writing my thesis and as you can see it is about the polymer industry. I have already done my thesis proposal and i have also started the thesisi itself. However, now I dont have the time to wordk on it anymore due to personal circumstances. I am using the 5C Analysis in my thesis. Company, competitors, customers, collaborators and climate. I already have done the comany part. the remaining 4 parts need to be done. furhetmore there is a TOWS model, marketing strategy , Implementation , conclusion and recommendation. I will include my work so you can see what i have done and what needs to be done.

Assessment details MBA8000 Semester 2 2015 Description Marks out of Wtg% Due Date Assignment 1: Research Design (2,500 words

Assessment details MBA8000 Semester 2 2015
Description Marks out of Wtg% Due Date
Assignment 1: Research Design (2,500 words 100 25 1 September 2015
Assignment 2: Ethical essay and critical reflection 100 40 20 October 2015
Examination 100 35 End of semester
Notes
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Examination
The final exam will be of 2 hours duration and will consist of a number of short answer questions relating to various topics that have been discussed and explored during the semester. Responses should take the form of short essays of approximately 300 words. Students who participate in the course discussion forums, submit all assessment tasks and who read widely and engage with the course activities will be well placed to perform well on the final examination.

Assignment 1 – Research Design
Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Due date Word limit
Assignment 1 100 25 1 September 2015 2,500
Assignment Background
Health and fitness have become increasingly important issues in the twenty-first century. With concerns about rising obesity levels and a greater understanding of the importance of good nutrition, consumers have been demanding healthier food options from their out-of-home dining choices.
Responding to the market – assignment overview
A local fast-food restaurant has recently been put into receivership and the receivers want to collect more information about the operating environment of this business ultimately to determine if it has a viable future or not. To do this they want to know the answers to 3 main questions. They have decided to tender a contract for a research company to get these answers and as luck would have it you have just started your own research company.
Food Receivers Inc, has put out a tender for research companies to provide answers to ONE of the following questions. Food Receiver’s Inc is very clear that it wants a different research company for each question so your bid only needs to address one of these questions.
1. What are the current attitudes and values of the general population toward the consumption of fast food and how can this be used to identify any opportunities or gaps in the market that this business could exploit?
OR
2. What are the issues related to quality productivity and professionalism amongst employees in this industry given the high reliance on casual and part-time workers who are often teenagers and who do not see these jobs as careers?
OR
3. How does the local community feel about this business, given that the previous owners have left people without jobs and suppliers unpaid for services? What do people think in terms of the social responsibility of this company and will it have any negative impact on the company for future trading business models.
The Assignment Task
You are required to pick ONE of these questions to focus on for your assignment. You are to write a bid to conduct a program of research for Food Receiver’s Inc. to uncover the answers to one of these questions. In your bid you need to outline the research design you would recommend and what data collection and statistical tests, if any, should be used to answer the question and you need to defend your recommendations with appropriate theory.
When research companies bid for work in these cases they expect their proposals to be compared to other organizations. You need to therefore consider this in the way you present the information in your proposal, in the language you use and in ensuring that all recommendations are well supported and defended. Remember that Food Receiver’s Inc is looking for this information to determine whether and under what business models, the business should continue. So your research proposals need to consider the managerial decisions that are going to be made with this information.
Assignment Structure
Your report should include the following elements:
1. A brief introduction identifying the question you have focused on and the background for your bid (keep this short and to the point).
2. A short literature review or summary of secondary data from existing sources that relates to your research question (approximately 500 words) for example if you are exploring people’s fast food eating preferences then you might explore what is already known about the changes in food preferences, food values and society’s reaction to fast food. By contrast if you were exploring consumer sentiment about social responsibility you would investigate what currently we know about this issue. This literature review is specifically designed to provide background information on the issue (what we already know so that you can build on this knowledge); what previous research has been done in this area (what techniques and tools were used that you might also use); and what remains still unknown (the focus of this research). You should look to build on the research designs previously used in any existing studies;
3. A statement of the research question(s) and objectives for this piece of research – what is it you intend this research program to achieve and what questions it will address – keep this focused and brief;
4. A recommended research design and methodology justified and supported with appropriate theory (from the applied business research literature) and evidence that will best address the research question and provide answers to the receivers. This includes discussion about whether you are recommending a qualitative or quantitative approach (and why – justified and supported with theory), and within this what specific methods you are recommending (from the list of possible options) and why;
5. Recommendations about the most appropriate sample unit and sampling methodology (also with justification) to match the design you are recommending and in this discussion show you have identified issues related to the research ethics of this proposed research and how you will address these;
6. A discussion of the data (questions) that would need to be collected – being as specific as possible and showing evidence of an understanding of the form and level of data required to answer the research questions and how these ultimately will allow you to address the overarching research objective or question;
7. A discussion of the type and level of analysis that should be conducted with this data to address the research questions (supported with theoretical justification); and
8. A discussion about the validity and reliability elements of your proposed research plan and any limitations of the research that should be considered by the Food Receivers Inc board when viewing your findings and suggestions.
9. Finally, a summary statement about how this design will address the issue that Food Receivers Inc is interested in exploring and will provide the answers to their questions – about one or two paragraphs at most.
You DO NOT have to collect data, actually design a questionnaire or conduct any primary research for this assignment.
Format of the Assignment
This assignment is to be presented as a full formal report (including letter of transmittal, executive summary etc) See the Communications Skills Handbook for more information if you are unsure of this format and the requirements. The assignment needs to be submitted through the study desk by the due date (see the study desk).
Marking Criteria for Assignment 1
Below the standard required.
0 – 49% Meets acceptable standard.
50 – 65% Exceeds acceptable standard.
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
86 – 100%
Introduction of the program of research
10 marks The student has failed to provide a sound overview of their proposed program of research and does not clearly align it to one of the three key question areas proposed. The student has provided an acceptable overview of their proposed program of research and it aligns it to one of the three key question areas proposed. The student has provided a sound overview of their proposed program of research and clearly aligns it to one of the three key question areas proposed. The student has provided a comprehensive overview of their proposed program of research and clearly aligns it to one of the three key question areas proposed.
Short literature review
25 marks The student has presented a literature review that is below the standard required based on the following:
• Does not provides an adequate coverage of known research.
• Does not clearly identify the gaps that are linked to this program of research.
• Does not show evidence of a depth of analysis
• Shows little evidence of an appropriate standard of information literacy techniques.
• Is largely descriptive with limited attempt to review and critique the information provided.
• Does not evidence alignment to the overall research objective and questions. The student has presented a literature review that is acceptable based on the following:
• Provides an adequate coverage of known research.
• Generally identifies the gaps that are linked to this program of research.
• Evidence of an acceptable depth of analysis.
• Shows emerging mastery of appropriate level of information literacy techniques .
• Is largely descriptive with some attempt to review and critique the information provided.
• Shows some alignment to the overall research objective and questions.
The student has presented a literature review that is very good based on the following:
• Provides and sound coverage of known research.
• Clearly identifies the gaps that are linked to this program of research.
• Evidence of a good depth of analysis.
• Shows some mastery of appropriate level of information literacy techniques.
• Is generally not descriptive with a high standard of review and critique of the information provided.
• Shows clear alignment to the overall research objective and questions.
The student has presented a literature review that is excellent based on the following:
• Provides an excellent and detailed coverage of known research.
• Clearly identifies the gaps that are linked to this program of research.
• Evidence of an excellent depth of analysis.
• Shows mastery of appropriate level of information literacy techniques.
• Is critical and analytical and reviews the information provided to a high standard
• Shows clear alignment to the overall research objective and questions.
Below the standard required.
0 – 49% Meets acceptable standard.
50 – 65% Exceeds acceptable standard.
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
86 – 100%
Statement of the research question
10 marks The student has largely failed to identify one focused research project that aligns with their identified key research question areas.
The student may not have provided a clear statement of the research question and objectives for this piece of research.
The objectives do not appear to be measurable, rational, focused and or clearly relevant for the main program of research identified in the first section.
The student has identified one focused research project that aligns with their identified key research question areas.
The student has provided a clear statement of the research question and objectives for this piece of research.
In general, the objectives are measurable, rationale, focused and relevant for the main program of research identified in the first section.
The student has identified one focused research project that aligns with their identified key research question areas.
The student has provided a clear and well-articulated statement of the research question and objectives for this piece of research.
The objectives are measurable, rational, focused and are clearly relevant for the main program of research identified in the first section.
The student has clearly justified one focused research project that aligns with their identified key research question areas.
The student has provided a clear, well-articulated and succinct statement of the research question and objectives for this piece of research.
The objectives are measurable, rational, focused and are clearly relevant for the main program of research identified in the first section.
Recommended research design and methodology
25 marks The student has presented a research design and methodology recommendation lack lacks many or all of the elements required as follows:
• theoretical justification for the design and methods proposed
• Consideration of the various merits and disadvantages of the various methods provided as further evidence of the final recommendation
• Alignment of final recommendations to the research question and objectives. The student has presented a satisfactory research design and methodology recommendation and has included most of the elements required as follows:
• Attempted to use theoretical justification for design and methods proposed
• Some consideration of the merits and disadvantages of the various methods provided as further evidence of the final recommendation
• Attempted to show how final recommendations align to research question. The student has presented a good research design and has included all of the elements required as follows:
• Good use of theoretical justification for the design and methods proposed
• Discussion and critique of the various methods provided as further evidence of the final recommendation
• Final recommendations show consideration of alignment to the research question and objectives The student has presented an excellent research design and has included all of the elements required as follows:
• Consistent and detailed theoretical justification for the design and methods proposed
• Discussion and critique of the various methods provided as further evidence of the final recommendation
• Final recommendations show clear alignment to the research question and objectives
Below the standard required.
0 – 49% Meets acceptable standard.
50 – 65% Exceeds acceptable standard.
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
86 – 100%
Discussions about the sampling unit and methods of sampling
10 marks The student has provided insufficient evidence of their understanding of issues related to sampling methods.
• Sample unit is either not discussed or poorly presented
• Sampling method does not clearly align to research question and objectives
• Appropriate and relevant theory has not been used to support and defend recommendations. The student has provided sufficient evidence of their understanding of issues related to sampling methods.
• Sample unit is adequately discussed and defended
• Sampling method aligns to research question and objectives
• Attempt to use appropriate and relevant theory to support and defend recommendations. The student has provided good evidence of their understanding of issues related to sampling methods.
• Sample unit is clearly and fully discussed & defended
• Sampling method aligns clearly to research question and objectives
• Appropriate and relevant theory used to support and defend most recommendations. The student has provided sufficient evidence of their understanding of issues related to sampling methods.
• Sample unit is discussed and defended to an excellent standard
• Sampling method aligns clearly to research question and objectives
• Appropriate and relevant theory used to support and defend all recommendations.
Discussions about data and analysis methods including issues of validity and reliability
10 marks
The student has provided an unsatisfactory level of discussion about the data to be collected and analysis techniques required for the research proposed.
• Little or no attempt to identify the questions to be answered
• Little or no attempt to address issues of levels of data and types of data
• Little or no attempt to align discussions about data requirements to data analysis
• Little or no attempt to discuss data analysis issues and recommendations made
• Few if any recommendations are supported with theoretical justification.
• No discussion on validity and reliability issues. The student has provided a satisfactory level of discussion about the data to be collected and analysis techniques required for the research proposed.
• Attempted to identify the questions to be answered
• Attempted to address issues of levels of data and types of data
• Attempted to align discussions about data requirements to data analysis
• Attempted to discuss data analysis issues and recommendations made
• Most recommendations are supported with theoretical justification.
• Issues of validity and reliability discussed in brief. The student has provided a good level of discussion about the data to be collected and analysis techniques required for the research proposed.
• The questions to be answered by the research plan have been mostly identified
• Discussion regarding levels of data and types of data has been presented
• Discussions about data requirements mostly align to data analysis recommendations
• Data analysis issues and recommendations have been made
• Recommendations are supported with some form of theoretical justification.
• Issues of validity and reliability discussed in detail. The student has provided an excellent level of discussion about the data to be collected and analysis techniques required for the research proposed.
• The questions to be answered by the research are well documented and clearly aligned to the research objectives
• Issues of levels of data and types of data have been explored and discussed fully
• Discussions about data requirements align closely and clearly to data analysis recommendations
• Data analysis issues have been identified and recommendations made
• All recommendations are supported with sound and appropriate theoretical justification.
• Issues of validity and reliability comprehensively discussed.
Below the standard required.
0 – 49% Meets acceptable standard.
50 – 65% Exceeds acceptable standard.
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
86 – 100%
Structure and format
10 marks The student has not submitted an error free manuscript and/or has failed to adhere to the required format as follows:
• incorrect formal report style
• not within the word limit
• does not contains labelled tables, graphs and figures to present data;
• contains grammatical and/or typographical errors
• contains referencing style errors The student has mostly submitted an error free manuscript and has generally adhered to the required format as follows:
• correct formal report style
• within the word limit
• contains labelled tables, graphs and figures to present data;
• contains few or no grammatical and/or typographical errors
• few or no referencing style errors The student has submitted an error free manuscript and has adhered to the required format as follows:
• correct formal report style
• within the word limit
• contains labelled tables, graphs and figures to present data;
• contains few grammatical and/or typographical errors
• few referencing style errors. The student has manuscript that is exemplary and adheres to the required format as follows:
• correct formal report style
• within the word limit
• contains labelled tables, graphs and figures to present data;
• contains no grammatical and/or typographical errors
• no referencing style errors.
Total / 100
Less marks for lateness (up to 5% per working day or 5 marks per day)
General feedback:
Assignment 2 – Ethical essay and critical reflection
Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Due date Word limit
Assignment 2 100 40 20 October 2015 3,000
Background
Reflective writing is the evidence of reflective thinking and reflective thinking is part of the critical thinking process where people analyse, evaluate and make judgements about behaviour, events, experiences and outcomes to make sense of what happened and to learn how to do things differently in future situations. The practice of reflective thinking will be introduced in this assessment task along with critical analysis skills for determining ethical conflicts and how to deal with them in a business context.
Reflective thinking is an intellectual exercise that not only requires people to think about past happenings, but to also identify and acknowledge how their personal bias, beliefs and assumptions impact the process. This course has exposed you to the realisation that different ethical perspectives or models exist and that there is a need to bridge the gap between Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics in everyday business practice. Business people often become so enmeshed in the practice of business that they lose the ability to discern and react to possible ethical dilemmas and they can forget that different ethical perspectives will result in different and justifiable courses of action in the workplace.
This assessment requires you to demonstrate the development of techniques required to evaluate and comment on business scenarios in terms of their surface and deep ethical issues. This assessment task presents you with a case study and asks you to consider the different ethical issues and conflicts presented and to prepare a position paper on the issue to those in more senior roles. In order to do this however you first need to have developed an understanding of your own personal ethical theory and how this influences how you perceive and interpret information.
Step 1 – Identify your own ethical perspective or theory and the principals associated with it
The first step in being able to deeply evaluate and critique a potential ethical dilemma is to have a sound understanding of your own ethical theory or perspective. Whilst the process of developing an ethical theory perspective can take years, in this course you have been exposed to the work of many great thinkers and practioners in this area. The process of choosing and recognising your own personal ethical theory requires introspection and evaluation to determine what you think is best and the most correct theory for most applied situations. This process forms the first stage of this assessment task. You are to write a personal reflection of your thinking, of your reading and of your testing the various moral and ethical maxims presented to you in this course to reach a conclusion about your personal ethical theory. What ethical model you subscribe to and why? How your background, religion, culture and experiences have led you to this conclusion.
This course has presented you with normative theories of ethics as a starting point for your reflective journey. These have been further divided into consequentialist (Egoism and Utilitarianism) and non-consequentialist (Deontological – Kant & Ross) theories as well as the concepts of Virtue Ethics and Duty of Care. Read about each of these perspectives in some detail and think about their overriding principles and the views of these different approaches in relation to ethical thinking and practice. Decide which one you think best reflects your thinking about ethics, right and wrong and professional practice.
For example if you are inclined to view reality as an extension of evolutionary biology or that group advantage immediately entails a moral aught, then you have a tendency to lean toward Utilitarianism. If, on the other hand you think that people should act from pure duty alone without reference to anything except the rightness of the action then a Deontological perspective fits more with your thinking. Finally if you consider yourself a communitarian where you believe that specific virtues such as courage, wisdom, self-control and piety consistently exist across every society then you are likely to choose Virtue Ethics as your model. To assist you in this task the first stage of this assessment requires you to complete the following task:
Consider the following scenario:
You are on the executive committee of the XYZ Corporation of health care professionals. Each year the committee gives and award to one of its members who display high moral character in his or her work. This year you are among the four judges who will determine the recipient of the award. There is some disagreement among the judges. However. About what constitutes a good person? The judges, besides yourself, are Ms Smith, Mrs. Taylor and Mr Jones. The candidates for the award are Mr Little and Mrs Big.
Ms Smith thinks that the award should go to Mrs Big because she saved a man from drowning. However Mr Jones does not agree. He has suggested that Mrs Big’s motives are suspect because the man she saved was in the midst of a very big financial deal with Mrs Big. If he had drowned Mrs Big would have lost a lot of money. Ms Smith has suggested that the motives for the action are not important nor of relevance to this judging as it is the goodness of the act that should count and the man who was saved runs a large business that employs many people. In her mind many people besides Mrs Big would have been harmed if Mrs Big had not saved the man.
Mr Jones wants the award to go to Mr Little because he performed a kind act of charity in chairing the town’s United Way Campaign last year and raised thousands of dollars toward improving the town’s schools for everyone to share. Surely such an act could not be said to have benefits Mr Little in any way – unlike Mrs Big.
Mrs Taylor is unsure about whether Mrs Big or Mr Little should get the award as they have both been recommended on the basis of one single good act. Mrs Taylor believes it would be better to choose a candidate who has shown over time to have performed many good actions and to be of good character. After all, she says, ‘a single swallow does not make a spring!”. Mrs Smith and Mr Jones scratched their heads at this remark and turned to you to make a decision. Who is right and what do you decide?
1. Describe how you might approach this situation using a consequentialist view, a non-consequentialist view and a virtue ethics view showing clearly how the decision would differ using each different perspective and why?
2. State your own assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each theory or approach; and
3. Make a conclusion from this exercise about which approach would be most consistent with your personal worldview or your own personal ethical theory perspective and why. You are then to use this perspective as the lens to consider the next scenario.
Step 2 – Using your understanding of your own ethical theory, find the conflicts and identify the professional practice issues versus the ethical issues in this business scenario.
You are the operations manager for XYZ Sports Apparel. This company has recently opened a factory in Guadalajara, Mexico to make various casual sports apparel. Your product advantage is that XYZ’s clothes are impregnated with a special chemical that will completely block harmful UV radiation from sunlight. This will protect the wearers from developing melanoma from long-term exposure to sunlight through the pursuit of outdoor activities.
The problem is that this chemical has been anecdotally linked to miscarriages. Your company has met all of Mexico’s published safety standards even though the chemical has not been approved in the Australia or the USA and is banned in Europe. You believe that there is not enough conclusive evidence to suggest that exposure to this chemical will result in increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant women who wear the clothing. There is however, considerable evidence that melanoma is the number one cause of skin cancer deaths in the USA and in Australia. The potential “health” benefit appeal will be tremendously profitable for the company and there are no laws being broken in any country by manufacturing this product.
In spite of this your management team is still concerned. You have been asked to write a memo to your vice president of marketing in the US home office with your recommendations about what the company should do. In your memo you will need to justify your view with your own ethical theory, your view on the rights and responsibilities of an organisation (does it have the same rights and responsibilities as an individual?) and any other practical and ethical considerations particularly the likely costs involved to make changes to this practice now.
Format
Your total essay and critical reflection should be no more than 3,000 words in length and take the format as described below.
Section 1 – Your own personal reflection and identification of your personal ethical theory using the scenario provided. This should be approximately 1,000 words and should include appropriate ethical theory to support your thinking.
Section 2 – Write a memo as outlined in the second scenario (approximately 2,000 words), addressed to the Marketing Manager of XYZ Sports Apparel with your recommendation about this scenario. In your memo you need to ensure you:
1) Identify and justify the ethical issues presented in the case supported by your own ethical theory (from section 1) and appropriate theory;
2) Identify and differentiate professional practice issues from the ethical issues in the case, using appropriate theory to support your claims;
3) Ensure you have clearly outlined your view on what is a corporation and what its ethical rights and responsibilities should be using appropriate theory; and
4) Your final recommendations for what the company should do.

Marking Criteria for Assignment 2
Below the required standard
0 – 49% Meets the required standard
50 – 65% Exceeds the required standard
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
86 – 100%
Section 1 – Self-reflection of ethical theory (40 marks) : Did the student:
• Describe how they approached this situation showing clearly how the decision would differ using each different perspective and why using:
• a consequentialist view,
• a non-consequentialist view; and
• a virtue ethics view.
• State their own assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each theory or approach; and
• Make a conclusion from this exercise about which approach was the most consistent with their personal worldview and why. (0 – 19 marks) (20 – 26 marks) (27 – 34 marks) (35 – 40 marks)
Section 2 – Case Evaluation (40 marks): Did the student:
• Provide insight into their own personal beliefs/biases/values and ethical perspectives and show how this has influenced their evaluation of event and its outcomes as developed in section 1;
• Identify and differentiate professional practice issues from the ethical issues in the case, using appropriate theory to support claims;
• clearly outline their view on what is a corporation and what its ethical rights and responsibilities should be using appropriate theory; and
• provide recommendations that considered both the ethical and professional practice issues in this case?
• Appropriate theoretical support for their recommendations.
• Evidence of further reading and research on this topic to inform their recommendations (0 – 24 marks) (25 – 32 marks) (33 – 42 marks) (43 – 50 marks)

Below the required standard
0 – 49% Meets the required standard
50 – 65% Exceeds the required standard
66 – 85% Far exceeds the required standard
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Imagine that you are the CEO of a successful domestic company. In the last 6 months, many potential clients in foreign countries

Imagine that you are the CEO of a successful domestic company. In the last 6 months, many potential clients in foreign countries have expressed a desire to conduct business with you. You know that in order for your company to grow, you will have to expand overseas. You have recently attended a local three (3)-day international trade exposition and have gathered many brochures on the foreign companies interested in doing business with your company.

After meeting with the Executive Committee of your successful domestic company, you decide that you will need to identify a minimum of two (2) countries for expansion and two (2) expatriates whom you will send into the chosen countries. The selected expatriates will learn about the countries’ cultures and business activities there. You must prepare a report for the potential employees who may want to take an overseas assignment, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.

Use the Internet and Library to research possible countries for expansion. Next, conduct research on leveraging expatriates over country nationals for business overseas. Finally, research books that could help expatriates in their transition to working overseas.

Note: You may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

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

Create a guide to leveraging expatriates. The guide should include four to six (4-6) sources that address benefits and challenges of sending expatriates to other countries.
Examine the major benefits that this report can provide for the organization, and suggest two (2) uses for the information contained therein. Justify your response.
Analyze the major factors (e.g., distance, cultural background, knowledge of the related countries, languages spoken, relatives who may live in another country, etc.) that would influence your choice of countries into which your company would expand. Recommend two (2) countries for expansion. Provide a rationale for your response.
Determine three (3) criteria that you would consider when deciding which employees to send abroad. Justify your response.
Propose the major methods and / or incentives you would use in order to encourage the selected employees to become expatriates. Provide a rationale for your response.
Recommend one (1) strategy to ensure that both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors are committed to the expansions. Justify your response.
Recommend two (2) books that the selected expatriates should take with them when they go overseas. Provide a rationale for your response.
Outline a guide for expatriates who will reside within another country for one to two (1-2) years. The related guide should cover the following topics: selecting items to pack, accommodating a vehicle (i.e., leave behind or send overseas), shipping or selling furniture, moving pets, and arranging accommodations for children and / or family residing in another country for the discussed length of time.
Develop a framework for your presentation. The framework should include the following:
Relevant visuals
Statistics that support the decision to expand into the identified countries
A feasibility study of your company’s proposed expansion to the countries in question
Information related to renting or buying land or a building
Any other information relevant to the case for expansion
Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar 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 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:

Evaluate the implementation process related to strategy management.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in global management.
Write clearly and concisely about global management using proper writing mechanics.

Final Exam Important note about Part II

Final Exam
Important note about Part II: Under the supervision of your proctor, please type your essay in a word processor, save it, and upload it using the button below. Direct input in a textbox is not advisable because this page will time out after a short period, and any work would be lost. Because of the potential of a timeout, we advise you to save this essay locally in case you need to access it.

You should save the file as a doc, docx, rtf, or txt file.

Your proctor can clarify this information if you have questions.

PART II: You will spend the remainder of the two-hour time limit on Part II, which will contain a pre-selected topic. You will write a 400-word essay in response to this topic. We have provided two sources that you must use in order to earn full credit for the essay. You may also utlitize your course textbook if you choose.

In writing this part of the final examination, you should format as a Memorandum. Once the time limit expires, the proctor will require that you submit your essay.

Your essay will be graded on the following criteria:

Content

Adherence to assignment instructions (including the required use of the sources we provide) and objectives

Organization

Clarity of main points, organization of information, paragraph structure

Support

Elaboration of main points, use of examples, anticipation of the reader’s concerns, provision of necessary explanations based on audience

Tone & Style

Professionalism, word choice, appropriateness of tone, font style, and white space

Mechanics

Grammar and punctuation, MLA-style formatting of in-text citations

BUS105: Business Communication

Proctored Final Exam: Written Portion

This written exam will assess the following BUS 105 objectives:

Production of high quality writing

content, organization, style

grammar, mechanics, usage

Analysis of audience and purpose

Formatting of business documents

Use of research and sources

Length:

At least 400 words

Format:

Business memorandum (memo)

Memo heading

Standard font

Single-spaced, with a double-space between paragraphs

MLA style for source citations

Primary Audience: Your direct supervisor and Board of Directors

Sources:

Provided to you via PDF. Use only these sources, and do not consult your textbook or any other source–either online or print-based–in writing this exam. If you do not comply with this guideline, you will earn zero points for this portion of the exam.

TOPIC: Millennials in the Workforce

You are the assistant manager of recruitment at a small marketing firm that is expanding rapidly. Your supervisor needs to recruit new employees, and you have been given the task of researching one specific segment of the workforce: millennials. You have been given two sources to review, and your job is to write a short report that can be used as a guide to inform these recruitment strategies.

Your report should consider the following questions, in addition to any other points you feel are important:

What seem to be some of the pros and cons of millennial employees?

What are some specific strategies for recruiting, managing, and retaining millennials?

Would you recommend adopting a strategy to recruit millennials specifically? Why or why not?

Your supervisor has given you two resources to review in drafting your report. To earn full credit, you will incorporate both of these resources into your report to support your arguments and recommendations.

Because your findings will be presented to the Board of Directors, your supervisor has specifically requested that you organize this short report using the indirect arrangement. Thus, you will need a brief yet informative introduction that prepares your readers for your recommendations. Presenting the supporting data before your ultimate recommendations will prepare the reader to accept your solution to this problem.

Write up a short report of at least 400 words describing your findings and recommendations.

The primary audience for this report is your direct supervisor, and the secondary audience is the Board of Directors. Thus, you should adopt an appropriate tone for this audience. Your recommendations need to be clear so that your company can move forward with its recruitment strategies.

You will format this report as a business memorandum (memo).

Required Sources:

Required Source #1

Required Source #2

Deliverable 3 Create A WBS For A Project Competency

Deliverable 3 Create A WBS For A Project
Competency

Evaluate organizational influences on project management and methods utilized for staffing, managing, and executing projects.

Scenario Information

You are assuming the role of the project manager for a company called SuperPacks to provide a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. Your customer for this project is the U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations. As the project manager for your team, you will be submitting to your manager a project management report.

Instructions

Work Breakdown Schedule

As the project manager, your role is to track and manage the projects you are working on; creating a Statement of Work and a Work Breakdown Structure are tools that can help you manage a project or projects. Below you will create a Statement of work consisting of the basics of the project(s) you are working on. Consider this similar to a business or marketing report, but this will define the project, project scope, and overall strategy of the project.

Part One
Statement of Work (SOW) Document:

Develop the project Statement of Work document to include the following information:

Business need
Product scope description
Strategic plan
Part Two
As part of your Statement of Work for your project, you will create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The WBS allows for project managers to compose all tasks of the projects into smaller components to ensure a more manageable project(s).

Develop the project Work Breakdown Structure using the WBS Template.

Describe your experience coordinating office functions in a complex office structure, including your experience in handling complicated technical questions

Supplemental Questions for a Administative Assistant

Add Supplemental Questions form has been opened. Describe your experience coordinating office functions in a complex office structure, including your experience in handling complicated technical questions, training and directing the work of others, supporting administrative functions, and communicating in a clear concise manner.

02

Describe your experience in the following areas: a) Reception and customer service skills; b) Records management; and c) Generating reports after extracting data from a variety of sources.

03

Describe your current and previous work experience in interpreting and learning laws, regulations, and policies and your specific role in communicating and applying them in the workplace. Include in your discussion examples of how you have analyzed difficult situations and what actions you took.

04

Describe your experience working with budgets, purchasing, or payroll. Have you ever tracked and monitored a budget with specific funding restrictions? If so, what kind of budget was it, how much detail were you responsible for, and how much money was involved?

05

Please describe in detail your computer background. Be specific and thorough. Include any experience with Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and HTML, and describe how you applied each. If you have experience with web pages and creating flyers, please specify. Include any special or customized programs you have used.

06

If you are bilingual in English and Spanish, describe your reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in Spanish.

07

Describe your experience working with or serving individuals from diverse cultural or ethnic backgrounds and what you learned from the experience. Give specific examples.

Discuss asexual and sexual reproduction in terms of genetic diversity. How is meiosis related to genetic diversity?

1. Create at least a 350-word blog post in Microsoft® Word in response to the following question:

Female copperhead snakes have the ability to reproduce both sexually and asexually. In your opinion, which method is best for the species in general and why?

Develop your opinion and include the following in your post:

Discuss asexual and sexual reproduction in terms of genetic diversity. How is meiosis related to genetic diversity?
Use one of Gregor Mendel’s ideas to support your opinion.
Cite your sources according to APA guidelines. See the Center for Writing Excellence for more information on using APA style.

2. Review information on genetic disorders on the National Human Genome Research Institute

Choose a genetic disorder that can be inherited from a parent. Write a 525- to 700-word paper on the genetic disorder. Include the following in your paper:

Summarize the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance and how chromosomal abnormalities can lead to genetic disorders.

Describe the relationship between chromosomes and DNA.
Identify an example of a genetic disorder and describe the genetic disorder including symptoms, impact on quality of life, and life expectancy. How common is this disorder? Does it run in specific ethnic bloodlines?