Daily Archives: December 2, 2019

McDoanalds – What position or philosophy does the MNC take to promote business ethics, diversity, and intercultural and cross-cultural relationships, as evidenced in its annual reports and other publications?

The ability to work across cultures is quickly becoming an essential competency for managers.

For this assignment, apply Module 3 concepts to the function of recruiting and hiring using a real-world scenario.

Begin your research by identifying a public (stock-traded) multinational corporation (McDoanalds) headquartered in the United States with a posted job opening for a global manager.

Based on the job posting and robust research on the company, answer the following questions in the form of an essay:

What position or philosophy does the MNC take to promote business ethics, diversity, and intercultural and cross-cultural relationships, as evidenced in its annual reports and other publications? Present specific examples to make the argument and support your conclusion. (Data may be found in a multitude of corporate publications such as….

Write a report on a current CSR/ethics/sustainability challenge for a business of your choice. Imagine that you are a consultant and have been hired to help the business involved to address the challenge.

Your task is to write a briefing for the head of the company. It must contain at least the following elements:

 

Description of the case • Detailed theoretical and practical analysis of the problem • Develop an action-plan

 

Completing the report successfully will require thorough reference to academic and practitioner literature, as appropriate. The underlying idea is that your report must be both practically relevant and make use of theory.

 

Word length: 2000 (+/-10%) Submission deadline: 10 December 2019

As an UG business student, it is essential that you demonstrate a good understanding of relevant ethical/CSR/sustainability theories and that you can reach evidence-based conclusions in your writing

 

Assignment Break down

Your work will be marked against the following criteria. See Marking Rubric for more….

Venkatesh’s study – Using three distinct examples from the book, discuss the differing forms of violence described in the book, and show how it is, or is not, ‘normalised’ based on academic work/literature on this concept.

It can be argued that Venkatesh’s study shows how the use of violence in a variety of situations becomes normalised. Using three distinct examples from the book, discuss the differing forms of violence described in the book, and show how it is, or is not, ‘normalised’ based on academic work/literature on this concept.

For each essay question you should:

a) include selective quotes from ‘Gang Leader for a Day’ either as material you are analysing in your answer or as material which illustrates your point when referring to examples. We suggest 3 such quotes will be sufficient. Make sure you include page number and clearly indicate they are quotes in line with Harvard referencing. b) you should follow the Harvard style of referencing and use 3 academic articles….

What would you do to sustain or improve productivity, in light of the company’s factors of production?

Reflect on your current or former company in regard to its productivity levels and initiatives; then address each of the following points: Has productivity increased, decreased, or remained stagnant at your company? What would you do to sustain or improve productivity, in light of the company’s factors of production? Have you observed or participated in any initiatives to turn around a struggling business unit or division? If Yes: What worked well in the initiative? What should be done differently the next time around? If No: What could you do to improve your own or your team’s productivity at work? What area would you focus on first, and why?

Pretend that a philanthropist has donated $10,000 to the child care center that you own or direct, specifying that the funds must be used to improve children’s cognitive development. 

An “A” paper effectively incorporates the readings/online discussion.  Please note your sources by referring to the article author and page number, or classmate’s name and date if mentioning something from online discussion.  Remember that for all paper topics, you must cite sources.  For all of these topics, it is not necessary to do outside reading for this assignment, but if you refer to anything that is not from class (whether it is a website or something in print), include that reference information in a bibliography.

 

 

TOPIC C: GRANT FOR CHILD CARE CENTER

 

Pretend that a philanthropist has donated $10,000 to the child care center that you own or direct, specifying that the funds must be used to improve children’s cognitive development.  Please be specific about….

Suppose that you are a caregiver of a young child (0-5 years old).  You can pretend to be a paid nanny (feel free to choose your favorite celebrity), or that you are taking care of a relative (they can be fictional)

An “A” paper effectively incorporates the readings/online discussion.  Please note your sources by referring to the article author and page number, or classmate’s name and date if mentioning something from online discussion.  Remember that for all paper topics, you must cite sources.  For all of these topics, it is not necessary to do outside reading for this assignment, but if you refer to anything that is not from class (whether it is a website or something in print), include that reference information in a bibliography.

 

 

TOPIC B: CAREGIVER OF A YOUNG CHILD

 

Suppose that you are a caregiver of a young child (0-5 years old).  You can pretend to be a paid nanny (feel free to choose your favorite celebrity), or that you are taking….

Explain why the American system of government cannot be described as a majoritarian democracy by exploring constitutional provisions that reflect the nature of the American political system

Freedom in American Society

 

Course Description

 

This course will examine the significance of freedom in American society.  Topics to be explored include:  the historical roots of American liberty, with particular attention to the relation between liberty and religion; the nature of freedom as understood by the chief architects of the American political order; the relation between political and economic freedom; the nature of government and of the market process; the meaning of the rule of law; the changing conceptions of freedom throughout American political development; the chief threats to individual freedom that have emerged over the past several centuries; and contemporary challenges to the preservation of freedom.

Required Texts and other learning materials:

Bruce Frohnen, The American Republic – Primary Sources. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002. (ISBN….

Explore drone and sensing technologies and its applications

Will be carried out as follows: Project Report: A 10,000 word report of your work that synthesises the knowledge gained from your research activities to create an artefact based on your design. This will express ideas in answer to the problem definition and Aim, recognising the limitations of the Project and areas for potential development or further research. It must take into consideration appropriate and relevant academic, ethical and professional requirements. Poster Presentation and Viva Voce Examination of Report, Artefact and Log Book: An Academic Poster equivalent to 1,000 words and demonstration of your Artefact, with questions related to your Report and the execution of you

Summary

For this project you are expected to write a report about: Obstacle avoidant quadrotor uav using IR Sensors. This report must….

Let zit represent the log return time series of a stock i, whereiÎ{1,!,4}. Find ACF and PACF for each of the zit time series and verify the stationarity of 4 stocks of your choice from the selected 8 stocks

This coursework involves:

Verifying stationarity of a given time-series using ACF test Portfolio Optimization Volatility forecast using GARCH(1,1) ARMA model

Consider any 8 stocks’ latest daily data for 1 year from FTSE100 (for example, use the data between Nov 2018 and Nov 2019).  

Tasks:

(A)

Let zit represent the log return time series of a stock i, whereiÎ{1,!,4}. Find ACF and PACF for each of the zit time series and verify the stationarity of 4 stocks of your choice from the selected 8 stocks. Discuss the results.

(20 Marks)

(B) Briefly explain mean-variance portfolio optimization                                     (10 Marks) Estimate the covariance matrix for the selected 8 companies’ stocks

(10 Marks)

Plot RP andsP by creating portfolios using the selected 8 companies and the obtained

covariance….

MAN4FRM Ltd is a medium-sized private limited company engaged in property investment, sales of property and construction located in your country.

The main business is the construction and sale of residential accommodation, but it will also diversify into office, shop and industrial buildings as opportunities present themselves.

The company is very traditional in its organisation and planning. In the past, contracts have been acquired through contacts, word of mouth and completed to order. The recession during the period of 2008–2012 caused a downturn in the fortunes of the company, though it has now recovered and has produced good results for the past 3 years. However, some senior members of staff have long memories and are very cautious in their managerial decision-making.

MAN4FRM Ltd is, as noted above, quite traditional but it has just recruited a new general manager, Martina Loaf, who has set about re-organising key aspects of the….