## Fixed Assets, Intangible Assets, Accruals and Prepayments

1) A building purchased several years ago was sold on 1 January 2010 for £2.5m. The carrying amount of the building at the date of sale was its revalued amount of £3.5m, less accumulated depreciation of £1.5m. An amount of £1m was included in a revaluation reserve in respect of the building. Calculate the profit or loss on disposal.
2) Peter has developed new computer software to help analyse more quickly chemical traces found at crime scenes. He is permitted to treat expenditure on this as a development activity. He incurred £50,000 in his accounting year ended 31 December 2009, and a further £13,000 in his accounting year ended 31 December 2010. From 1 January 2011, the software went on sale. Peter has estimated that the development will have a useful life of three years, by the end of which competitors will have caught up with him and will have started selling rival software. At this point he would withdraw from the market and would no longer sell the software. On a straight-line basis and assuming no residual value, what is the annual amortisation expense for the years ended 31 December 2011, 2012 and 2013?
3) In February 2011, Saheed receives an electricity bill of £2,100 for the period 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011. His accounting period ends on 30 November 2010 and he is in the process of drafting his financial statements for that period. Calculate the amount he should accrue.

## Cross-cultural Conflicts & Leadership for Managing Conflict

Examine the roots of cross-cultural conflict in global organizations. Determine the most common causes of cross-cultural conflicts within organizations, as cited by the experts.

Find a minimum of three case studies supporting those reasons for conflict.

In a five pages paper, analyze the conflict(s) presented in the studies. Is it possible to mitigate the causes before the conflicts occur? Why or why not?

In your opinion, what are the long-term consequences of such conflicts on a global organization? As a leader in the global organization, what measures can you take to control and mitigate the causes in the long run and protect your organization from the consequences of such conflict?

Analyze the leadership skills that are most important for a global and multicultural management environment. In a two-page master list, cite and explain the leadership characteristics and skills essential for managing cross-cultural conflict in global and multicultural organizations.

What makes a good leader in an environment of cross-cultural conflict? What makes a good team in that environment? Explain with a rationale and examples. Follow the correct APA guidelines.

## A biologist is comparing the growth of a population of flies per week to the number of flies a bullfrog

1.) A biologist is comparing the growth of a population of flies per week to the number of flies a bullfrog will consume per week. She has devised an equation to solve for which day (x) the bullfrog would be able to eat the entire population. The equation is 2x = 3x – 1. However, she has observed that the bullfrog cannot eat more than seven flies in one week.Explain to the biologist how she can solve this on a graph using a system of equations. Identify any possible constraints to the situation.

2.)A baseball player has been improving every season since making it to the big leagues. Below is a table of the runs he has scored. His manager wants to try to determine when he will score 243 runs.

 Season Runs 1 3 2 9 3 27

Explain how to create the exponential function that represents his run-scoring abilities. Then explain how to convert this function into a logarithmic function and why this can help the manager answer his question.

3.) Crystal is organizing the seating arrangements for a concert in her local park. The first row’s seats are modeled by the function f(x) = 12. To give everyone a good view, each row must have three more seats than the row before it. The number of additional seats a row has is modeled by the function s(x) = 3(x – 1). Explain to Crystal how to create an equation to predict the number of seats in any row. Describe how to determine the number of seats in the 30th row. Use complete sentences.

4.) Tony has been planting strawberries in a garden in his backyard. Tony started with strawberries in one square foot of garden modeled by the function s(x) = 20. He is allowed to convert more of the garden, and each additional square foot he maintains allows his strawberry plants to produce more by a rate of a(x) = 1.2x-1. Explain to Tony how to create an equation to predict the number of strawberries he can expect based on the number of square feet he maintains. Describe how to determine the number of strawberries he will grow with 15 square feet. Use complete sentences.

5.) John has taken out a loan for college. He started paying off the loan with a first payment of \$100. Each month he pays, he wants to pay back 1.1 times as the amount he paid the month before. Explain to John how to represent his first 20 payments in sigma notation. Then explain how to find the sum of his first 20 payments, using complete sentences. Explain why this series is convergent or divergent.

6.)Nick needs to study a possible link between anti-inflammatory drugs and lung disease. Help Nick design a study that would be appropriate. Explain the type of study, the sampling method, the parameter of interest, and the statistic he could use to estimate that parameter. What conclusions would Nick be able to draw from this study?

7.) A field test for a new exam was given to randomly selected seniors. The exams were graded, and the sample mean and sample standard deviation were calculated. Based on the results, the exam creator claims that on the same exam, nine times out of ten, seniors will have an average score within 4% of 70%. Is the confidence interval at 90%, 95%, or 99%? What is the margin of error? Calculate the confidence interval and explain what it means in terms of the situation.

8.) Two gears are connected and are rotating simultaneously. The smaller gear has a radius of 4 inches, and the larger gear has a radius of 7 inches.

Part 1: What is the angle measure, in degrees and rounded to the nearest tenth, through which the larger gear has rotated when the smaller gear has made one complete rotation?

Part 2: How many rotations will the smaller gear make during one complete rotation of the larger gear?

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## Demographics and culture of target market

Consider the toothpaste product presented in your Consumer Behavior/Target Market Report from Module 3, and prepare a Consumer Behavior/Market Analysis Report that covers the following:
• Explain your product and the demographics and culture of your target market. Discuss whether factual or emotional appeals are more effective to the different segments.
• Discuss the particular American values you can target successfully with your product. Discuss any ethical considerations that need to be considered when targeting these values.
• Consider the current economy. In this context write an analysis of the current state of consumer spending with reference to your product. Is your product dependent on the economy, or will consumers choose to purchase it regardless of issues like employment figures and interest rates? How does this help or hurt you?
• Discuss the potential of your product as a success or failure in different cultures. What geographies and nationalities will not currently be interested in your product and why? Discuss whether you can make changes that will improve your product’s appeal to different cultures.
• Write an analysis of the U.S. subcultures that will desire your product and those that might not. Do specific age groups, genders, ethnicities, and/or religions see your product through a lens that differs from other consumers? Propose ways to combat this.
• Describe what you will do differently to gain market share and attract consumer behavior decisions toward greater purchasing of your product over competitors.
Write a 10- to 12-page professional Consumer Behavior/Market Analysis Report. Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and at least 4 references from text books, Web sites, and other references using APA format.
Be sure to also include some history of the firm and the product.
Discuss the marketing mix, the target segments, positioning, and the benefits and drawbacks of different marketing strategies, including the one the firm currently utilizes.
Use the APA format.

# Business ethics: Performance Evaluation moral and ethical issues faced by managers

? Resources: Internet, University Library, and Ch. 1-10 of Managing Business Ethics

o Hiring
o Work assignments
o Performance evaluations
o Discipline
o Termination
o Diversity
o Harassment
o Family and personal issues
o Manager being a role model

? Write a paper in which you analyze ethical and legal aspects associated with your topic and address the following:

o Describe moral and ethical issues faced by managers.
o Explain how the relationship between social issues and ethically responsible management practices relates to your topic.
o Provide a workplace example of an ethical dilemma related to your topic. What legal aspects did management face during this dilemma? What legalities governed or should have governed the decision?

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## In Mexico and Brazil, are there negative social stereotypes attached to the indigenous populations as compared to the people of European descent

### TERM PAPER TOPIC QUESTION:

This research will seek to answer the question: In Mexico and Brazil, are there negative social stereotypes attached to the indigenous populations as compared to the people of European descent? The research question will be seeking to establish if phenotypic prejudice against indigenous races occurs in these two countries. If they do exist, to what extent are they rooted in the society? And in which ways are they exhibited?

#### GENERAL TOPIC/DESCRIPTION:

Stereotyping in Public Reaction to Poverty The topic of my paper will be racial stereotyping in public reaction to poverty in Brazil and Mexico. Two news stories from 2012 have made me choose this particular topic. In October of 2012, a pale skinned girl with blonde hair was found begging for money on a street in Mexico. The child’s parents had darker complexions and were described as “brown.” The child’s poverty plight aroused national interest and her mother was thrown in a prison and accused of kidnapping until a birth certificate proved that the child was hers. Also in October of 2012, fair-skinned former model Rafael Nunes’s homeless plight came to national attention in Brazil. The public outcry for both of these cases focused on pale skinned individuals living in poverty. The ensuing reporting of the cases did not focus on the many homeless individuals or beggars who exist in these countries who have darker complexions. In fact, the only mention of those with a darker complexion in these stories are the blonde girl’s parents, who are immediately assumed to be kidnappers. I will be comparing the two cases and looking into other examples of national and international news stories on poverty in Brazil and Mexico to see if this is a consistent pattern. My sources will include primary documents, newspapers, and reports from non-governmental organizations.

### Annotated Bibliography

#### Aguilar, Rosario. “Social and Political Consequences of Stereotypes Related to Racial Phenotypes in Mexico.” La División de Estudios Políticos (DEP) 230 (2011): 1-21.

Aguilar states that the purpose of her research was to address the misconception that it is only socioeconomic lines that matter in Mexico. Aguilar asserts that there is a belief that in Mexico, inequality and discrimination occurs only along socioeconomic lines, and that racial appearances do not factor into discrimination the way that they do in the United States. To prove her point, Aguilar measured reactions to European-looking, Indigenous-looking, and mixed-looking Mexicans using morphing software packaging. In her research, Aguilar found that the more European-looking Mexicans were more favorably regarded socially. Aguilar’s research is relevant to this research paper because Aguilar’s research demonstrates that social consequences can be found through the existence of the phenotypic prejudice experienced in Mexico.

Aguilar Pariente, Maria Del Rosario. The Political Consequences of Prejudice among Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Ann Arbor: Proquest Umi Dissertation Publishing, 2009.
Although the title implies that the research came to political conclusions, the research actually measured the subjects’ willingness to vote for a political candidate based on their skin color. The researcher offered three options for candidates to vote for: White, Mestizo, and Indigenous. First, candidates were presented to students living in Mexico City, and later, they were presented to Mexican-Americans living in Chicago. The results demonstrated that candidates living in Mexico were more likely to vote for the White candidate, while those living in Chicago voted for the White candidate the least. The author attributed these differences to the negative stereotypes that the students living in Mexico had been exposed to in terms of Indigenous people and Mestizo people. This is relevant to this research paper because it demonstrates the phenotypic prejudice against those with Indigenous heritage and demonstrates that it expresses itself socially in the daily political and policy decisions that individuals in Mexico make.

#### Berry, Bonnie. The Power of Looks: Social Stratification of Physical Appearance.  London: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008.

This book deals with the overall power inequalities that people experience based on their physical experience. Berry actually deals with with a number of physical appearance factors, such as eye shapes, height, and weight. But the book is relevant to my research topic because Berry also addresses concepts of colorism, particularly as it related to people in Mexico and South America as a whole. Berry asserts that Latin American societies see a definite favoritism towards those who look more European. Berry also states that those with mixed heritage are favored over those with darker complexions, or those who have traits that can be described as being native phenotypic. Berry’s research shows that the preferences manifest in economic situations, particularly in regard to income potential and hiring practices. This book helps to demonstrate that there is considerable phenotypic prejudice against indigenous people in both Mexico and Brazil.

#### Degler, Carl. Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986.

Degler’s study is a comparative examination of Brazilian slavery and the evolution of slavery in the United States. This study won a 1971 Pulitzer Prize and is included because it is considered a ground breaking work. Brazil’s history differs from the United States because Brazilian slavery never led to the type of rigid segregation that appears in the United States following the Civil War. Although it was originally published four decades ago, I have included it as a foundational work because it delves into the historical background behind the current social, cultural, and economic differences that exist in Brazil between Indigenous phenotypes and other citizens in Brazil. Degler’s work also provides a historical explanation for the prevalence of interracial relationships. Considering the amount of social stereotypes that are in existence among the those of mixed heritage today, this study is very important to my paper.

#### Eisenstadt, Todd A. Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

This book details the ways in which the Indigenous people of Mexico are striving towards increased representation and equal rights. Eisenstadt uses a survey of more than 5,000 people in order to explore the situations surrounding the 1994 Zapatista insurgency. This book is important to my research paper because it explores the ways that the Indigenous people of Mexico have different cultural values. These values are often used against them by non-Indigenous people in the form of stereotypes.

#### Gates, Henry Lous. Black in Latin America. New York: NYU Press, 2011.

Although Gates’ research was primarily focused upon the experiences of individuals with African heritage, it also offers insight into race relations as they exist in Latin America. His research includes Brazil and Mexico. Gates discusses music, dance, politics, religion, food, and language experiences of Latin American citizens and the ways these are linked to the phenotypic experiences that the individuals have. The most important aspect of Gates’ research in relation to my own is the amount of time that Gates spends on explaining the way that even a drop of European blood seems to make a person more “white” than someone who was not “white.” In this way, being white is definitely seen as a preferable privilege to those with other types of heritage, including those with an Indigenous heritage.

#### Knight, Alan. “Racism, Revolution, and Indigenismo: Mexico, 1910-1940.” In The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940. Ed. Richard Graham. Austin, TX:University of Texas Press, 1990. 71-113.

This chapter is important in explaining the history of race and racism in Mexico. The chapter particularly focuses on the concepts of “mestizo” and “Indian,” and the way that intellectuals in Mexico were able to build a language that relied upon “science” in order to foster anti-Indigenous racism. The article focuses on the educational, artistic, and cultural ramifications that the anti-Indigenous sentiment had. It argues that educational institutions in particular were sites devoted to disseminating nationalistic propaganda that relied upon phenotypic stereotypes against Indigenous people. This chapter is important to my research because it provides a historical background to the existing stereotypes in Mexico.

#### Kempton, Willett. The Folk Classification Of Ceramics: A Study Of Cognitive Prototypes. Cambridge: Academic Press, 2012.

Kempton’s book is especially useful for this research paper because Kempton focuses on the social stereotypes that are associated with indigenous Mexicans. For example, Kempton explains that there are claims of indigenous people in Mexico being unfriendly and lazy. Stereotypes also exist of the indigenous people being violent or engaged in polygynous activities. Kempton’s research demonstrated that these social stereotypes manifested in school teachers passing these stereotypes on to children. Additionally, indigenous Mexicans were viewed so negatively that the more “modern” citizens expressed a desire to keep their distance from the indigenous citizens entirely.

#### Lovell, Peggy A. “Gender, Race, and the Struggle of Social Justice in Brazil.” Latin American Perspectives 27.6 (2000): 85-102.

This study demonstrated that equally qualified Afro-Brazilians who were black earned less than white Brazilians. The study also demonstrated that those Brazilians who were brown also earned less than those who were white. This research was very relevant to my research paper because it demonstrates that in Brazil, there is a definite preference for those who are white over those who are brown or black, including those who are Indigenous. This has a social effect on their economic status, because they are placed in inferior earning positions.

#### The Right to Food of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: The Fight of the Sawhoyamaxa in Paraguay and the Guarani-Kaiowá in Brazil for Their Rights. Heidelberg, Germany: FIAN International, 2012.

Although this research is more about the struggle for civil rights than it is about stereotypes, one of the most important aspects of the research is on hunger and the malnutrition that affects people in Latin America. The research strongly argues that the hunger occurs as as a result of multiple examples of discrimination. The report also discusses the intersectionality aspect of gender and ethnic heritage that affects the Indigenous women and poverty. This is relevant to my research paper because this type of poverty is one of the greatest examples of the ways that phenotypic stereotypes result in negative consequences for the Indigenous people of Brazil.

#### Telles, Edward and Nelson Lim. “Does it Matter Who Answers the Race Question?: Racial Classifcation and Income Inequality in Brazil.” Demography 35.4 (1998): 465-474.

Telles and Lim explore the incorrect belief that there is a harmony between racial and ethnic groups in Brazil. They also dismiss the idea that there is an absence of racial discrimination in Brazil and address the misconception that all inequality in Brazil is found along economic lines. Importantly, Telles and Lim believe that the economic inequality is due to the phenotypic stereotypes that exist. They argue that if the phenotypic stereotypes did not place people in economically unequal situations, there would be no discrimination along the lines of economic situations. This is relevant to my research because it addresses the economic consequences of phenotypic stereotypes among Indigenous people.

#### Tutino, John. Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012.

Tutino’s research explores  phenotypic prejudice against both Mexicans living in Mexico and Mexican-Americans living in the United States. Tutino discusses the way that prejudice in Mexico is expressed against mestizos, whose physical appearance is closer to the indigenous people, and the racial prejudice against mulattoes, whose physical appearance is closer to those of African ancestry. Tutino argues that both mestizos and mulattoes face phenotypic prejudice, and that those who are lighter skinned face the least amount of prejudice. This is relevant to my research because it explores the ways in which the phenotypic prejudice is expressed against Indigenous people in Mexico.

## Bridget has a limited income and consumes only wine and

Bridget has a limited income and consumes only wine and cheese; her current consumption choice is four bottles of wine and 10 pounds of cheese. The price of wine is \$10 per bottle, and the price of cheese is \$4 per pound. The last bottle of wine added 50 units to Bridget’s utility, while the last pound of cheese added 40 units.
a. Is Bridget making the utility-maximizing choice? Why or why not?
b. If not what should she do instead? Why?
2. In an article about the financial problems of USA Today, Newsweek reported that the paper was loosing about \$20 million a year. A Wall Street analyst said that the paper should raise its price from 50 cents to 75 cents, which he estimated would bring in an additional \$65 million a year. The paper’s publisher rejected the idea saying that circulation could drop sharply after a price increase, citing The Wall Street Journal’s experience after it increased its price to 75 cents. What implicit assumptions are the publisher and the analyst making about price elasticity?

## Investigating Criminals / Primarily Dominate Personalities

Directions: Read the questions below and provide a thorough response in your own words using proper APA guidelines for formatting and citations.  Only the question number and your response need to be provided in this document.  Your answer to each question should be at least two paragraphs in length composed of five to seven sentences.

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1.      According to the textbook, what are some of the primary dominate personalities?

2.      Describe the characteristics of the introvert-oriented personality.

3.      Discuss the emotion-dominate or “feeler” personality.

4.      How does someone with the feeler personality respond to interrogation?

5.      What is the best interrogation strategy to use with a feeler?

6.      Describe the extravert-oriented personality.

7.      What are the characteristics of the extravert-oriented personality?

8.      Discuss the dominant traits of a sensory dominant or active extravert.

9.      Describe the dominant traits of a logic dominant or inactive extravert.

10.     Discuss the dominant traits of an ego-dominant or unique-active extravert

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## Environmental Issues and the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution, which began in the eighteenth century, has had an ongoing influence on society as well as the relationship between humans and their environment. With the onset of industrialization came the drastic increase in urbanization, setting up of factories in places which were once biomes, and the rapid development of land. All this occurred without assessing the long-term impact to the environment. Recognizing the importance of the Industrial Revolution era and the ongoing impact it has had on the environment is essential to learning how to help the environment and correct the damage of that era.

Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, complete the following:

• Identify three of the most environmentally negative impacts of the Industrial Revolution and justify your choices. For example, the invention of the automobile revolutionized travel in a positive manner. However, this invention is causing some of the biggest environmental problems as a result of the extensive use of oil extracted from the earth.
• Examine how these three negative impacts changed the environment; list the mechanisms through which this happened. For example, factories caused an increase in pollution through the release of toxic waste, which led to diminished and lost fish populations in rivers.
• Explain the effect of the environmental movement on the process of industrialization in the United States during the 1970s.
• Identify the laws passed to help ameliorate the environmental issues in the U.S. or around the world related to these three impacts. Have any laws been passed since this movement in the 1970s? If there have been laws implemented, summarize the spirit of the law and comment on the effectiveness of the law.
• Based on your research, examine whether the state of the environment has become worse or has improved as a result of these laws. If you think conditions have not improved, suggest solutions or steps that must be done to improve the situation.

## Humans are natural story tellers, and myths are our favorite types of stories.

Humans are natural story tellers, and myths are our favorite types of stories.  As you read chapters 1 and 2, the Epilogue, and the Afterward of Myerhoff’s Number Our Days, watch for the mythical elements in the stories.  (You may wish to read chapters 3-7, and you are encouraged to do so, but for the purposes of the paper, you should draw most of your examples from Shmuel Goldman’s stories in chapter 2.  The subsequent chapters recount a series of free form group discussions, and are “multi-vocal.”  As a result, extracting one or two coherent stories from these chapters is more difficult.)  Shmuel Goldman, the tailor whose stories make up the bulk of chapter 2, is a particularly talented myth-maker.  Pick a few of the stories that he tells Myerhoff and discuss, in detail, the mythical elements of the stories.  Be sure to discuss the following issues:

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1) What actions, events, or individuals described in the story are “mythological” in the sense used here?  What do they symbolize?

2) Myths teach us something.  Picking one or two stories, think about why Goldman told these particular stories to Myerhoff.  What did he want her to learn?

3) Some myths are considered “hero’s quests,” which take the form of :

[separation] ->[symbolic action] ->[return].

The “hero” leaves his/her comfortable, safe environment, participates in a symbolically meaningful event, and then returns home as a changed person, bringing with her/him some special knowledge, wisdom, or treasure that is not available to the community at large.  Are these elements present in the stories that you chose?  (If so, describe how.  If not, speculate why not.)

4) (You do not need to write about this, although you may do so briefly, if you wish.)  While you are reading and writing, consider your own experiences.  What mythical “hero’s quests” have you participated in?   Remember that the hero’s quest doesn’t have to be something “big” like giving birth or getting drafted.  It can be something “ordinary” like leaving home for the first time or joining an organization or group, or even enrolling in school.  What experiences have you had that involved separation, symbolic action, and return?

Your paper should be a minimum of 5 to 7 pages in length, but feel free to write more if you have a lot to say.

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## .Compare and contrast routine criminal investigative techniques with terrorist-type investigative techniques for clandestine operations.

PART I

Directions: Read the prompts below and formulate a response of at least 2 paragraphs in length for each question which consists of 5 to 7 sentences each paragraph..

1.Compare and contrast routine criminal investigative techniques with terrorist-type investigative techniques for clandestine operations.

2.You are in charge of the department’s preparedness planning unit. What would be needed to create and organize a command center for the deployment of your well-written contingency plan?

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3.Explain how to create and organize a command center for the deployment of a well-written contingency plan to address the key issues.

4.Anticipate handling a full-fledged terrorist attack when it occurs in your jurisdiction (the hospital is bombed). List the steps that you would take if you were in command and responsible for the terrorist incident.

5.Terrorist attacks are high-profile crimes that will draw the response of every local, county, state, and federal agency. Talk about crisis preparation in all these jurisdictions including dealing with the media.

6.How does one transition from the crisis response to dealing with leads?

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PART II

Directions: When a crisis occurs it is too late to prepare.Preplanning is key to the successful handling of any crisis incident.For this assignment, you are to explain a contingency plan and how it is applied.In addition to this, you are to describe in detail the different types of preparation exercise and how they assist in preparing an agency for response.Be sure to include the duties of the agency’s personnel and what techniques you would use to be successful.

Your paper should be 2 pages in length not including the title page and the references page.Citations, references, formatting should be in accordance with APA guidelines.

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## discrimination Law

discrimination Law

Kern v. Dynalectron Corp. 577 F. Supp.1196 (N.D. Tex 1983)
Wade Kern, a white, Baptist male, applied for a job as a helicopter pilot with Dynalectron. Under a contract with the Saudi Arabian government, Dynalectron was recruiting pilots to fly patrol missions along the pilgrimage route to Mecca. Because such flights entered the holy area around Mecca, and since Saudi law specifies beheading as the penalty for non-Muslims entering this area, a condition of employment was that pilots be Muslim. Kern understood and accepted this condition and was hired. However, three months after formally converting from Baptist to Muslim, he changed his mind. Dynalectron offered him another position that would become available in four months. Kern declined that position and demanded that he be given another position immediately. The company refused. He brought suit, alleging religious discrimination in employment.
Questions:
1. Is Kern (the plaintiff) charging disparate impact or disparate treatment?
2. What is the legal basis or provision for the discrimination that Kern is alleging?
3. What would be his prima facie case?
4. Based on your answer to the second question, what defense would Dynalectron (the defendant) use?
5. What information would Kern’s attorneys ask for? Dynalectron’s attorneys?

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## Describe the key financial ratios required for successful investing and analyze the accuracy of the presented numbers.

Prepare a two- to three-page paper addressing the keys to successful investing as you would apply them to a product or service that you would launch. Using Appendix A, address the following points:

1. Describe the key financial ratios required for successful investing and analyze the accuracy of the presented numbers.
2. Discuss how you would differentiate your product or service so that it would be considered unique.
3. Analyze the exit strategy for your business and explain the trigger for the exit strategy.

Submit your two-to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Gladstone, D., & Gladstone, L. (2004). Venture capital investing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 013101885X

## How Culture Affects Innovation

The discussion of how different countries’ governments are involved in the innovation process is a reflection of the culture of those countries.  How do you believe the culture of the country in which your selected business is located and its view of innovation influence the organization’s climate for innovation?  What should managers take into consideration when planning for innovation based on these factors?  Respond in a substantive nature to at least two other students’ posts.

Product vs. Process

How does implementation differ for product innovation and process innovation?  Which of the four key issues do you believe is most affected?  Explain.  Respond in a substantive nature to at least two other students’ posts.

## Organizational Design, Culture, and Adaptation

SLP: Second Part

Many healthcare programs have modified their operational design and culture to one of being patient-centered while being fiscally viable. As part of your interview of a healthcare manager or executive selected for module 1 discuss how the program was or will be transformed to be patient-centered. In your discussion please address the following questions.
1.How was the program restructured or reengineered to adapt to internal and external factors impacting it?
2.What internal and external factors were considered in the transformation?
3.What were the barriers or obstacles were encountered (e.g. internal politics, economics, resource limitations, time constraints, etc.).
4.What is the potential impact on the program of technology, legislation, etc on the services provided on the program.

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*Please note that you may add any additional questions that tie into the themes presented in module 2.

SLP Assignment Expectations
1.Be sure to conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to familiarize yourself with the facts of the case and be sure to justify/support your position.
2.Limit your responses to a maximum of three pages.
3.Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references.
4.Apply critical thinking skills the the assignment component.

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Additional considerations to keep in mind while working on your SLP assignments:

Originality and use of directly quoted material
•The purpose of each assignment is for you to present your understanding and synthesis of the background material and key concepts. Accordingly, this must be accomplished substantially in your own words.
•Use directly quoted material sparingly and only when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. For purposes of this course, rarely should directly quoted material represent more than 5-10 percent of your entire paper’s content. Composing a paper patched together from mostly quoted material is not acceptable.
•Be sure to properly reference all directly quoted material and include the in-text citations. All paraphrased information also requires reference citations at the end of the paraphrased section.

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## Criminal Investigation I.P. 2

In your position as chief investigator for your department, you have been asked by the director of the police academy to draft an informative document to new police cadets at the academy regarding the importance of the exclusionary rule in the investigative process. You recognize this as a great opportunity to discuss this important matter with these future officers. You also want to make sure that you do not get so technical with your explanation in your document that the cadets feel like they are in a fourth-year law class at a university. You have decided that you will develop an essay of 750–1,000 words in which you discuss the specific issues listed below.

• Address the following in 750–1,000 words:
• List and define the 3 exceptions to the exclusionary rule.
• Why did the Supreme Court create the exclusionary rule?
• Explain briefly why the exclusionary rule cannot be found in the U.S. Constitution.
• Discuss how the exclusionary rule can cause the loss of an otherwise good case in court.
• What is the impact of the exclusionary rule on police practice in criminal investigations?
• Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

## Can smart tech make firearms safer

Below is an example of how my article is to be written please 125 words with source ( APA CITED)!!

The guns that know who is firing them: Can smart tech make firearms safer?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/tech/innovation/smart-guns-know-whos-firing/index.html

In 2010, 62 children ages one to fourteen were accidently killed by firearms in the United States. Due to carelessness and neglect, innocent lives were lost. Technology has advanced so much that there may be new ways to reduce these numbers in the future. Omer Kiyani, an engineer from Detroit, has developed a technology that may provide safer handling for firearms. He calls his device “identilock”. It attaches to the trigger of a handgun and is capable of determining who is in control of the weapon. The gun may only be unlocked by the licensed owner using fingerprint sensors. This may prevent any unauthorized user from shooting the gun. This technology has been used in other devices such as the iPhone 5s and has been proven reliable.

With the vast amount of school and public shootings happening around the country, the government is doing everything they can to find a way to make firearms safer. This article discusses multiple other technologies introduced that provide the same service as Kiyani’s identilock. Gun control is a hot topic in the news right now. With new advances in technology happening so rapidly, there are high hopes that something may be done to protect from firearm accidents in the future.

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## Affirmative Action and the Law

“Affirmative Action and the Law” Please respond to the following:

• Analyze the Bakke and the University of Michigan rulings and discuss two implications these court rulings have on you as the personnel manager of your agency.
• Debate It: Take a position for or against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 1986 on the use of affirmative action in hiring, promotion, and layoffs for your agency. Provide at two reasons and examples to support your position.

Question: 2

Ethics Management and Training” Please respond to the following:

• From the e-Activity, analyze at least two issues or current events found in the news items on the Website. Discuss reasons and consequences of the actions described. Recommend two ways you will address the issue(s) in your agency.
• Propose a strategy to implement an ethics management and training program for current and newly hired employees in your agency. Within your strategy, propose a plan that includes a minimum of three key elements to be included for employees and a plan for management.
• e-Activity —–
• Go to The Center for Public Integrity iWatch. Scroll to the bottom of the page to “What We Investigate.” Select a topic and review two of the latest news items about it. Be prepared to discuss.
• question 2 refers to e-activity each question has to be one page

## Identify Domestic and Global Environments (countries) that are in opposing cultural clusters (as identified in International business

1. Identify Domestic and Global Environments (countries) that are in opposing cultural clusters (as identified in International business: theory and practice) identify which cluster(s) your two countries fit.

2. Identify the socio-cultural parts of each country as related to business for your company.

a. You will need to examine these with the aid of Geert Hofstede (see resources).

3. Identify and discuss the various sociocultural aspects of each country. Do they differ? How? What are the similarities?

5. Research requirement: minimum 2 scholarly sources PLUS the text and Hofstede.

6. Page requirement: 3 pages in APA format.

## Not all is roses at your company. One of your best programmers was just caught looking at pornography on the internet.

Not all is roses at your company. One of your best programmers was just caught looking at pornography on the internet. This has clearly upset one of the owners, who insists that something must be done to stop this kind of behavior in the future. In the past, discipline problems were rare and far between; when they did occur the owners would usually pull the offender side and give them a â€œpepâ€ talk, which usually solved the problem. But as the company has grown the owners realize that the old way may not be enough.

Given that there is no formal policy on pornography and no formal disciplinary policy, do the following:
1. Write a proposal on how you would implement a disciplinary process at your company. This is a general process for the whole company. What kind of disciplinary procedure will you use? How will you implement it?

2. What kind of disciplinary procedures will you implement to handle pornography? Drugs? Poor performance?

3. And finally, describe how you would discipline this employee for this offense.

## Final Project Topics

Topics to consider include:

1. Abortion
2. Capital punishment
3. Socialism
4. Gun control
5. Smoking/secondhand smoke
6. Stem cell research
7. Lowering the alcohol drinking age
8. Reinstituting the military draft
9. Home schooling
10. Corporal punishment in schools

PowerPoint Presentation

Submit a six-to eight-slide PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the key points from the written portion of your Final Project.

Writing the Final Project

The Final Project:

1. Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a cover page that includes:
1. Title of paper
2. Student’s name
3. Course name and number
4. Instructor’s name
5. Date submitted
3. Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
6. Must include a six- to eight-slide PowerPoint presentation.
7. Must use at least five professional sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
8. Must use APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center to document all sources.
9. Must include, on the final page, a reference page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

## Create Fictitious Incidents

We saw that risk management involves playing the devil’s advocate and asking, “What could go wrong?” Creating scenarios and thinking through situations will help you understand the nature of the risk better. This is your exercise for the week.

Create three fictional incidents for the risk area you selected in Week 1. Write about each scenario in not more than a page. Include the following information about each scenario:

1. Details of the incident—What, where, when, and who?
2. Explain the cause—How and why?

Develop 3 plausible fictional incidents

Describe details of each

Explain the cause of each incident

## Final Research Project

The topic of your project needs to be a contemporary societal problem, such as healthcare reform, immigration reform, privacy rights, euthanasia, First Amendment Rights, stem cell research, capital punishment, corporate prisons, legalizing drugs, ageism, animal rights, cloning, prayer in schools, racial profiling, recycling/conservation, sexism, outsourcing jobs, workplace bullying, etc. The topic must focus on a single aspect, as in “How far do corporations intrude into the private lives of their employers?” or “The social costs of financing the distribution of custom-designed drugs.” You may suggest another topic to use, but the instructor must approve the topic during the Week Two Discussion.

The Final Research Project will present research relating the responsibilities of a critical thinker to contemporary society. In this assignment, you will do the following:

• Research one aspect of a contemporary social problem.
• Define the problem.
• Propose a possible solution for the problem.
• Create an argument that supports your thesis position. You should take on the perspective of a critically thinking researcher. The argument must present a thesis statement and evidence to support the thesis statement.
• Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from the position you take on the issue and explain how those outcomes would influence society and culture.
• Interpret statistical data from at least two peer-reviewed scholarly sources.
• Evaluate evidence using the following standards: validity, reliability, and bias related to the chosen topic and accurately identify strengths and weaknesses.

Research and Define the Problem
You must take on the perspective of your major field of study and explain in your paper what that perspective is and how it informs your view of the topic. The topics listed above are far too broad to write about in 10–12 pages (3,300–3,900 words). Instead, you must choose a narrowly defined thesis and approach it from the perspective of your field.

Example: If you are an economics major, and you are interested in immigration reform, you should approach a very specific aspect of immigration reform through the lens of economic theory and practice. A specific thesis question would not be, “How does illegal immigration influence the U.S. economy?” One could write thousands of pages on such a topic. Instead, a better question would be, “How do illegal immigrant hotel workers in Chicago impact the economy of Northern Illinois?” You would then want to do the research and determine the positive and negative impacts they have, ultimately trying to conclude how illegal immigration in this area should be approached ethically.

How to Hone Your Thesis: It is important that you start your research early in this course. Try to find the most important contemporary questions and theories in your field of study and then align the most important questions with a very specific aspect of the general topics above.

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## Hong Kong International Airport

• Your text discusses three main reason projects fail. For each reason, provide an example of a project you are familiar with that has failed. Discuss why you think the project failure “fits” into the category.
• The reading this week addresses challenges that Hong Kong International Airport is experiencing due to growth along with increased cargo and passenger traffic. Discuss some of the challenges that can precipitate failure of the three runway system along with the runway extensions and conservationism.
• Your original post should be 3-4paragraphs in length. Your original post should be 3-4 paragraphs in length. Support your points using credible professional or academic sources in addition to the text.

## Mandated Legal Requirements and Ethical Decision Making

“Mandated Legal Requirements and Ethical Decision Making”  Please respond to the following:

• Read the article titled, “Sarbanes-Oxley Act: HR’s Role in Ensuring Compliance and Driving Organizational Change,” at http://www.section404.org/UserFiles/File/research/28_HRs_Role_In_SOX.pdf. Next, suggest two (2) actions that HR should take in order to ensure an organization’s compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Explain the manner in which HR policies and practices are instrumental in implementing, and ensuring compliance, with legal mandates.
• Examine the key individual and organizational factors that influence an ethical decision making framework in resolving ethical dilemmas. Outline a guide that HR can use to implement principles and core values in ethical decision making in an organization. Provide a rationale for your response.
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