Week 2 Assignment 2

Week 2 Assignment 2

Overview

After completing the textbook reading assignment, the lectures, and other activities above, select one of the unit concepts below. Then find a current event in an article at one of the online periodicals listed that will illustrate that concept. Compose an analysis of that event or situation in the article using the unit supervisory concept that you selected.

Remember that content matters in your analysis and responses to others. A sample format for an article analysis is attached here: Discussion Article Analysis Form. Follow this to ensure that you include both information about the situation within the article as well as concepts from our readings that explain it. See the grading rubric on the Assignments and grading page in the Course Information Module for more information.

Topics

· The unit textbook concepts for our discussion in this unit are:

· Managers in the global business environment

· How national culture affects business and management

· Management and global outsourcing

· Barriers to entry (such as Tariffs)

· Managers and an ethical dilemma

· Managers and social responsibility

Select one of these concepts and find a related news article at either:

https://www.amanet.org/news/inthenews.aspx
https://www.wsj.com/
https://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.fortune.com/

At the New York Times, you can click on “Business” on the left to see the business related articles. You’ll find one (or several articles) to analyze. Remember to focus upon Managers applying your selected concept in your analysis. After reviewing and analyzing one of the current events articles, post your analysis for your classmates to review by Thursday night at midnight. Next, respond to at least three classmates’ posts by Midnight (Central Time) Sunday. Note, too, that you should respond to any comments or questions your instructor presents to you throughout the discussion.

Organizational

 After watching the required video “Profit’s not always the point” by Harish Manwani and reading the article “Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold After Screen Failures” by Sam Kim and Mark Gurman, discuss the 4G Model and the purpose firms must have beyond the products they sale or the service they provide. Pretend you are the executive officer at Samsung responsible for not dreleasing the Galaxy Fold, what would be your response to shareholders and customers regarding the failed product. Use the economic theory and concepts in chapter one to support your response. Remember the idea is to maximize the wealth of shareholders but also be socially responsible to the community that must sustain your product. 

Discussion

  • Compare and contrast strategic controls and financial controls. Provide specific examples of how each may be used to best serve a corporation.
  • As a strategic leader, determine if you would feel ethically responsible for developing your firm’s human capital and state why. Discuss whether or not you believe your position is consistent with the majority or minority of today’s strategic leaders.

ULTIMATE GEEK ONLY

 Biological models for the explanation of behavior and, specifically, criminal behavior rely primarily on things that are outside of the control of the individual: genetics, brain physiology, IQ, endocrine system anomalies, and even some physical trauma.

Accepting any of these as true, what does that mean for the process of justice—especially for young offenders? Does the American legal system allow for special treatment for anyone accused of an offense who can also demonstrate diminished capacity because of medically recognized deficiencies? Following this logic, does that support the idea of a special courts system to handle juvenile offenses?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. 

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 Psychological models for the explanation of behavior and specifically criminal behavior rely primarily upon things that are outside the control of the individual: developmental issues, psychological trauma, cognitive dysfunction, and a number of diagnosable and recognized mental illnesses.

Accepting any of these as true, what does that mean for the process of justice—especially for young offenders? Does the American legal system allow for special treatment for anyone accused of an offense who can also demonstrate diminished capacity due to medically recognized deficiencies? Following this logic, does that support the idea of a special courts system to handle juvenile offenses?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. 

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 Deterrence is a philosophy—not a theory—that assumes human behavior can be altered by some force and has with it several underlying assumptions that must be true about the human condition for the philosophy to be effective when converted to a policy. Identify three necessary conditions that need to be true about humans according to deterrence, and then evaluate whether or not they are true.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. 

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 What scientific proof exists that there is a biological contribution to behavior—specifically, criminal or deviant behavior? Identify three biological studies that have shown promise in providing a better understanding of human behavior and what evidence they have provided thus far. In your explanation, you may indicate that certain scientific theories have been abandoned or disproven.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. 

Correlational Study

Design a correlational study, you will need two variables with at least five sets of data. between these two variables: time spent playing video games and aggression.

Then in 500-750 words, do the following:

1. Create a hypothesis for your study. Consider the hypothesis and how the you will define operationally and measure the variables.

2. Describe how you will obtain a random sample of participants.

3. Assume the study produces a correlation of .56 between the variables. Analyze three possible causal reasons for the relationship.

4. Submit an SPSS output for the correlational study.

Use two to four scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Reflection Paper

Description: You will reflect on the relationship between psychology and Christianity as you currently perceive it.

Purpose: In this course, you will encounter different ways that people perceive the relationship between psychological science and Christian faith. Often, students launch into course content without thinking about the topic. The purpose of this reflection paper is to allow you to think about the relationship between these two disciplines before discussing how others have approached the topic.

Details:

1. The task is to reflect on the relationship between psychology and Christian faith.

2. There is no required format/content for the reflection, but if you’re having trouble getting started, you might consider the following ideas:

· Whether truth can be found in either/both;

· Whether one is more important and why;

· How psychology is viewed by your church;

· Whether they should mix with each other; and/or

· How your experience has led you to this position.

3. Although you may discuss how your church background has impacted your perceptions, this is not the place to share your personal conversion testimony.

4. Make sure that your reflection demonstrates critical thinking; it must not simply be a collection of personal stories.

5. No citations are necessary for this reflection, but feel free to incorporate Scripture.

6. You are NOT graded on your position; you ARE graded on your thinking.

Paper format:

· At least 2 pages, double-spaced.

· Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1” margins.

· First person is allowed for this assignment.

· You must use Microsoft Word.

· Submit your paper to the assignment link in Blackboard.

3–4 Page Expository Essay APA FORMAT & TURING IT IN REPORT

Assignment Scenario

Ms. Cheney was a case manager at an outpatient clinic that provided a variety of services. One of her clients was Ms. Rosalind, who was receiving services because of a recent divorce. Ms. Cheney had also experienced a divorce in her past and thought she had effectively dealt with that experience, but found herself identifying with many comments made by Ms. Rosalind.

Through their work together, the two women realized they shared many common interests. They often found themselves talking about these shared interests in their time together and eventually began meeting for coffee after their sessions. Ms. Rosalind soon suggested they begin spending additional time together socially and Ms. Cheney agreed. Before long, they became fast friends, spending a significant amount of social time together on evenings and weekends, visiting clubs, going to movies or visiting local restaurants.

After several months, the two had a falling out about a gentleman both women favored. Ms. Rosalind filed a complaint with the Regulatory agency in her state about the relationship.

Assignment Directions

Please be sure to address all of the following in your Assignment:

  • Introduce the case study and analyze the implications of the events in the scenario.
  • Investigate the harmful effects of such a relationship on all parties involved: Ms. Rosalind, the helping relationship, and for Ms. Cheney.
  • Discuss both the social and emotional impacts of such a relationship as well as their effects on the treatment relationship. Use specific examples.
  • Discuss the likely outcome of Ms. Rosalind’s complaint if it was filed in your state.
  • Discuss strategies to minimize the likelihood of such a relationship arising in your practice.

Assignment Guidelines

Your Assignment should be a 3–4 page expository essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:

  • Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and section number, and date
  • Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs
    • Your responses should reflect professional writing standards using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of professional ethics and personal values in the human service profession.
  • Reference page: Sources in APA format
    • Include a minimum of two scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, and left aligned
  • Use standard 1″ margins on all sides
  • Use APA Formatting and Citation style
    • If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Academic Success Center.

Project Management

Intro to Project Management

As you learn the fundamental steps in creating a project plan throughout this course, you will use what you learn to create a basic project schedule using a scenario from real life, or within your workplace that contains at least 20 activities. The course project is due at the end of the semester. Although you have not yet been introduced to all of the elements that will be included in your project, it is important to understand now what is required so that you can be thinking about the project and incorporating elements of your project as you are exposed to the tools and techniques throughout the course modules.

The course project deliverables will include the following:

Project Charter – Including rationale for project selection (As someone more versed in project management you can pick a well known personal example or an example you know would work well for this exercise.)

I was thinking building a closet, small garden whatever you think.

High-level stakeholder analysis

Scope Statement

Work Breakdown Structure

Network Diagram and Gantt Chart

Two page written summary and description of your project. (Only need one page)

The network Diagram and Gantt Chart will be created using a free Project 

Management Software package called ProjectLibre. (www.projectlibre.com). (You should know and have project libre)

Please read particulars before bidding.  Will dispute incomplete work.

(As someone more versed in project management you can pick a well known personal example or an example you know would work well for this exercise.)

(Only need one page)

(You should know or have project libre)

Assignment 3: Business Admin. Capstone

In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for Assignments 1 and 2.

Research the company on its own website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml),  in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can  find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help  address some of these questions.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Analyze the business-level strategies  for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy  you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and  whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the corporate-level  strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the  corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term  success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good  choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the competitive environment  to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor. Compare  their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is  most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.

Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.

Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please  take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. 

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 page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be  based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language  and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Assignment 3 Template.doc