1. CASE OF THE WELL-PAID RECEPTIONIST – Be sure to include course theory and/or

1. CASE OF THE WELL-PAID RECEPTIONIST – Be sure to include course theory and/or research to support your answers to the questions:
1. Use the ideas of distributive fairness and equity theory to explain why Harvey Finley thinks he pays Cathy Brannen too much.
2. Use the ideas of distributive fairness and equity theory to explain why Cathy Brannen might feel that her pay is fair.
3. What are the likely consequences if Ms. Brannen’s pay level is truly known to other organizational members? Use equity theory to support your answer.
4. Suppose that you had been in Mr. Finley’s position at the time that he hired Ms. Brannen. What would you have done differently to avoid the current situation while still attracting her to join the fledgling firm?
5. What ethical or moral issues does this case raise?
6. What should Mr. Finley do now? Be sure to consider procedural fairness in framing your answer.

 

 

Please follow all instructions and requirements for this assignment M2: Discussi

Please follow all instructions and requirements for this assignment
M2: Discussion—Sustainable Development Goals and Responsible Business
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Instructions
For this discussion, we will assess progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015 through the United Nations. Countries aspire to meet the 17 goals by 2030. We will also explore how specific companies impact the achievement of the SDGs. What role can and should companies play in helping meet the Sustainable Development Goals?
Visit the SDG Tracker (Links to an external site.) and select the SDG that you find most interesting or important. Review the data presented to track progress toward meeting the goal, and identify one specific exhibit from the site to include with your post (i.e., graph, chart, or infographic). You might also find it valuable to visit the UN’s Global Compact (Links to an external site.) to learn how companies can advance each of the SDGs.
Conduct additional research using other sources to analyze a company that impacts the SDG you selected positively or negatively. For instance, the company might be a startup commercializing an innovation to help address an SDG, or it can be a large multinational enterprise that historically contributed to the problems the SDG seeks to address. The company can be an established company or a startup, and it can be based anywhere in the world but must have some operations outside the United States. As part of your research, identify steps the company is taking to reduce its harm and/or enhance its positive impact. Evaluate the company’s strategy both in terms of implications for the company’s competitive advantage and profitability as well as for the achievement of the SDG.
For your initial post, respond to the following prompts after conducting additional research as needed:
1. Identify the Sustainable Development Goal you have decided to focus on, and include one insightful data exhibit (chart or graph) from the SDG Tracker website to help illustrate challenges in meeting the goal.
2. Analyze one company that impacts the SDG you have selected (positively and/or negatively). Explain how the company’s strategy and operations relate to the SDG. What is the company doing to reduce harm or create social value in relation to the SDG?
3. What lessons can we learn about sustainability and responsible business from the company you have selected for your case study?
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Requirements
Keep the following requirements in mind as you complete this assignment.
• By the due date, respond to all aspects of the discussion prompt above in a single post of no more than approximately 300 words, plus one exhibit (graph, chart, or infographic) from the SDG Tracker website relating to your chosen SDG.
• Continue the conversation with your classmates by replying to at least two of them by the end of the module.
o Initial posts will focus on a variety of countries or industry/company contexts. Use the discussion to build upon other students’ posts and to integrate and compare the topics.
o Your response must be respectful and constructive.
• Use APA citations to back up your posts. Initial posts should incorporate at least one outside resource.
• For assessment criteria, review the discussion grading rubric Download the discussion grading rubric.

 

 

LMX

For this Personal Exploration (PE),
A. Complete the LMX 7 Questionnaire bas

LMX

For this Personal Exploration (PE),
A. Complete the LMX 7 Questionnaire based on you performing in a leadership position
* Reflect on the quality of your leader-member relationships
* Reflect on the degree to which your relationships are characteristic of partnerships as described in the LMX Model
* B. Complete the LMX 7 Questionnaire based on you performing in a subordinate position.
* Reflect on the quality of your leader-member relationships
* Reflect on the degree to which your relationships are characteristic of partnerships as described in the LMX Model
* C. Identify how your leader-member relationships are similar or different when performing in a leadership vs. subordinate role. What insights have you gained from this comparison?


 

 

make up an interview of a leader. The student should prepare questions in advanc

make up an interview of a leader. The student should prepare questions in advance.
-capture the key points made by the leader.
It is critical that the student does not just deal with superficial questions and answers, but probe and delve beneath the surface to get a profile of the leader.
Based on what the student assessed from the interview, identify the leader’s strengths and weaknesses, using leadership theories.
Requirements
a. The leader must currently supervise a team of at least five (5) subordinates (can be full-time or part-time).
d. Students will ask a minimum of 10 Questions, which include questions to assess the leader based on a minimum of 5 specific theories covered in the class from week one to week six.
List of Theories and Concepts covered between weeks 1-6:
1. Trait Approach to Leadership
2. Skills Approach to Leadership
3. Behavior Approach to Leadership
4. Situational and Contingency Approaches to Leadership
5. Path-Goal Theory

 

 

Please follow the instructions and requirements for this assignment. Be sure to

Please follow the instructions and requirements for this assignment. Be sure to ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS!!!
M1: Data-Centered Analysis of International Opportunities and Responsible Business—Analyzing Trade Data
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• Due Sunday by 11:59pm
• Points 100
• Submitting a file upload
Instructions
The purpose of this assignment is to utilize trade statistics to research markets and analyze trends and opportunities for international trade, while identifying implications for responsible business. These skills may be useful for the team project you complete later in the course. The assignment will build upon data-driven decision-making skills you have developed in other MBA coursework.
Your task is to analyze trade data to identify and interpret trends relating to one of the issues outlined below; select the issue you find most interesting. Develop a methodology that fits your issue in terms of the direction of the trade (exports versus imports), time frame (years or months included), countries included in the analysis, and other options within the database. Your report should focus on using the trade data to present evidence identifying trends relating to the issue you select. Additional research may be helpful to get up to speed with the issue that you select, but your report should focus on directly making sense of the trade data. Present a concise report of your analysis and include tables, charts, and/or graphs as appropriate to draw data-driven conclusions. While not required, you may use statistical procedures in your analysis.
Your report should consist of four sections:
1. Methodology. Explain and justify the methodology you used in your analysis, such as the countries you included, the time period, and the analytical approach. Focus on the ITC trade data; other data sources are not required.
2. Results. Incorporate at least one data table and one graph to illustrate your main results.
3. Conclusions. Draw appropriate inferences based on the data you have collected and analyzed.
4. Implications for Business Opportunities and Responsible Business. Discuss implications for your conclusions for business opportunities and for responsible business.
Select one of the following three issues to focus on for your assignment:
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Issue #1—Assessing the impact of the Rana Plaza disaster on U.S. t-shirt imports
Issue #2—Waste plastic exports following China’s ban on imported plastic waste
Issue #3—Impact of U.S. tariffs on solar cells and modules
ITC DATABASE
In order to complete this assignment, you will need to use the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) DataWeb (Links to an external site.), a database providing U.S. merchandise trade and tariff data. This database is free but requires registration. Register in advance for the database, and be sure to have watched the tutorial video posted on this module’s Insights page (Link will open in new tab.).
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Requirements
In this course, you will complete three data-driven assignments analyzing international business opportunities and responsible business. The specific details of each assignment will vary, but the following requirements apply to all three data-driven assignments:
• The attached grading rubric Download grading rubricwill be used for assessment, focusing on each of the sections of the report as well as on overall critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
• The report should consist of 300-500 words, not including exhibits.
• Include at least 1-2 exhibits (graphs, charts, or tables) to appropriately present your quantitative analysis.
• You are welcome to collaborate in developing strategies for completing the assignment, but each student’s written report, including all exhibits, must be original and unique.

 

 

Magic Timber and Steel (Magic) has two options: Keep the old machine, the Matrix

Magic Timber and Steel (Magic) has two options:
Keep the old machine, the Matrix 750, by spending money upfront to service and improve its
Buy the new and improved machine, the Delta
The proposed investment question asks, “Should Magic buy the new machine?” Thus, only one NPV calculation is required, which will include the net of the cash flows of the two options. If the NPV is a positive number, Magic should purchase the new Delta. If the NPV is a negative number, Magic should keep the Matrix.
Your team performed NPV calculation and the following table is the result. Table is available in the Case Assignment.
Your team also performed the following sensitivity analysis
Change the discount rate to 12 per
Change the Year 5 selling price of the Delta to $80,000.
Change the maintenance costs for the Delta: Year 1 costs are $1,000, increasing by $1,000 each
Change all of the above factors
The results are as follows,
Change the discount rate to 12 per cent: NPV = -$7,080
Change the Year 5 selling price of the Delta to $80,000: NPV = $3,858
Change the maintenance costs for the Delta: Year 1 costs are $1,000, increasing by $1,000 each year: NPV = -$1,863
Changealltheabovefactorstogether:NPV=$3,387
Before you make a final report to Mr. Davidson, you try to think of other factors that have not been considered in the NPV analysis that might have an impact on the decision (quantitative and/or qualitative). You identify these factors as bullet points in your final report, along with a few sentences to explain their relevance.
Your final report must explain the NPV analysis and the Sensitivity analysis from your team report above, add other factors with explanation and finally make recommendation whether or not to purchase the Delta with detail reasons; the reasons must be explained thoroughly.
This is a formal report to Mr. Davidson and you must explain in a professional way and it must be a 4 to 5 page long including a title page.

 

 

• Research your currency and complete the assignment o Explain your government’

• Research your currency and complete the assignment
o Explain your government’s exchange rate policy (fixed, floating, clean or dirty, or target range)
o Prepare a graph showing your currency’s exchange rate versus the U.S. $ over the past 5 years (Jan. 1, 202x to current date)
o Explain the reasons for any major changes in the exchange rate
o Provide a one-year forecast of your currency’s exchange rate versus the U.S. $.
o What is the one-year forward rate for your currency?
Explain your reasoning

 

 

Please use the financials for Dilworth Corp. to work the following: 1. Estimate

Please use the financials for Dilworth Corp. to work the following:
1. Estimate the EFN for 2021, assuming a sales growth rate of 10%. Make sure to use ONLY the “Direct Method”, NOT the “Auto Calc” method.
2. Assume that the company has excess capacity as of the end of 2020, with a capacity utilization of 90%. Re-estimate EFN for 2021 (sales growth rate of 10%) given this excess capacity.
Note: Assume that the dividend payout ratio remains the same for 2021. Also, note that the numbers are all in thousands of dollars. You must use Excel to do your work!
1. Estimate the EFN for 2021, assuming a sales growth rate of 10%. Make sure to use ONLY the “Direct Method”, NOT the “Auto Calc” method.
2. Assume that the company has excess capacity as of the end of 2020, with a capacity utilization of 90%. Re-estimate EFN for 2021 (sales growth rate of 10%) given this excess capacity.
Note: Assume that the dividend payout ratio remains the same for 2021. Also, note that the numbers are all in thousands of dollars. You must use Excel to do your work!
Coursework related to EFN has been included. Use direct method and excess capacity. Do NOT use the auto calc method with highlighted interest. Use formulas.

 

 

Each student will review the case descriiption (provided in Canvas) and perform

Each student will review the case descriiption (provided in Canvas) and perform related online research. A case report will be prepared which analyzes the case and addresses specific questions.
General
For the case assignment, you will investigate the firm’s problem(s) as they relate to Information Systems and prepare a written paper for the case. The individual case must be completed by each student and submitted for grade by the due date listed in the course schedule. The individual case assignments are noted on Canvas under Upload Assignments.
The case analysis and discussion needs to address the main issues in the case related to information systems. Assume you are a consulting group and are giving advice to the CIO and other senior IS managers and they are the audience for your analysis report. Read the rubric carefully and make sure you understand the requirements for “exemplary performance”.
Format:
The report should be up to 5 pages using Times New Roman font size 12, double or 1.5 spaced in MS Word format.
Use appropriate 1-inch margins, headings and sub-headings to correspond to the sections mentioned below
DO NOT leave any blank lines between sections, paragraphs or headings
Use the following naming convention for your document: (Last name)(First initial)(IndCase) (Example: GudiAIndCase.docx where docx is the MS Word extension).
Sections:
Executive summary – a couple of short paragraphs which summarize the remainder of the report
Background – use this section to lead in to your Problem Statement; identify symptoms, critical factors and the current state
Problem Statement – a succinct statement of the problem/dilemma/issue, preferably in a single declarative sentence; be careful to identify the real problem and not the symptoms of the problem
Analysis – apply models, course content, and outside research to support your position; logically discuss options, implications and tradeoffs
Recommendations and Conclusions – these should be your recommendations regarding how the organization should deal with the problem; they should be fully supported by the Analysis section
Appendices – References and Charts – does not count towards the 5 pages
Citations must be referenced according to APA style.
Appropriate references: This is a library research paper and you must use at least 3 different sources, not including textbooks. These sources should be company websites, industry sources, journal articles, periodicals, such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and so on, and governmental sources such as the SEC. Wikipedia and other similar sources are not to be used in this course.

 

 

It is important to consider how one can develop strategies for the industry. The

It is important to consider how one can develop strategies for the industry. There are many firms that engage in consulting (or a type of service). It is important to consider a market segment, a mission, a costing model, and so on.
For most consulting firms, it is important to develop a billable rate that will capture direct (direct employee costs including salary and benefits) and indirect costs (rent, utilities, overhead such as HR, accounting, marketing, etc.)
There are many strategic choices a service firm must make:
These are the questions that need to be answered about your company’s strategy and costing model:
(1) where will locate? (2) what type of employee will it want to attract? (new entrants, seasoned, or a mix?), (3) What salaries will you offer to attract and retain? (4) What compensation will you offer (base salary, vacations, bonus plan, etc.)? (5) How many hours will you expect your employee to work (the more hours that are billed, the greater revenue)? (6) What percentage of the time do you expect your employees to bill (50% to 100%)? (7) What impact will billing and hours have on motivation, retention, and attraction of employees? (8) How much overhead do you anticipate and will you hire employees or will you outsource (secondary activities of the value chain)? (9) How much will you pay support staff to be competitive in the market for employees? (10) What type of client will you pursue (high end, low end, in the middle) and is the amount you plan to be aligned with that approach?
So, please read the instruction carefully and answer all questions stated above about your company’s strategy and costing model. For that please read Chapter 6-7 of the attached pdf material to use the definitions and terms. Please be very specific in answering questions.
Thank you!