Business Outcomes Ethics Questions

You are the general manager of a regional chemical company. In the course of producing your bulk chemicals, large amounts of particles and smoke are emitted through your plant’s smokestack.

· The level of pollutants is below current EPA regulations, and you are violating no laws,

· but neighborhood groups are complaining about minor health problems caused by the smoke.

After investigating numerous alternatives, you find the most effective solution would be to install a “scrubber” system which will remove 90% of the pollutants and ash. Coat =$1 million. Do you install the system?

Identify three stakeholders and at least two specific ethical considerations or questions for each of the stakeholders you select.

Assignment 1.2: A Changing World Final Paper

Assignment 1.2: A Changing World Final Paper Due Week 5 and worth 140 points  The discovery of America and that of the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two (2) greatest events recorded in the history of [human] kind” – Adam Smith, in The Wealth of Nations,1776. Think about why he and many other notables supported this statement, especially concerning the discovery of America. What was so important about this New World across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe?  How did it change globalization in terms of trade, culture, societies, innovations, new and old world exchanges, and in other ways?  You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you identify three (3) main points relevant to your topic. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.  Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: Introduce your paper with your previously crafted thesis statement. Identify three (3) major aspects that demonstrate Old and New World exchanges. Explain your responses with specific examples and details. Identify three (3) specific groups that were affected by this global event and provide two (2) examples for each group describing how the group was affected. Summarize how this discovery affected the life of the average working American during the colonial period. Use specific examples and details. Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify 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. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Recognize the main factors that led to America’s early development. Use technology and information resources to research issues in American history to 1865. Write clearly and concisely about American history to 1865 using proper writing mechanics. Click here to view the grading rubric.

Financial Statements

Conduct research and compare two companies’ financial statements.

(Adapted from CT9-4, A, B, and C in Survey of Accounting.)

Complete the following steps:

1.Choose a pair of two competing companies from the list below:

  • Coca-Cola and PepsiCo
  • Home Depot and Lowes
  • Walmart and Target
  • Nike and Adidas

2. Go to the address below:

3. Type in the first company’s stock symbol or name. (Use “symbol lookup”.)

4. Under the “Fundamentals” heading, use the Growth, Profitability, Financial health, Price ratios, and Management effectiveness tabs to respond to the requirements below.

5. Enter the second company’s stock symbol or name, and repeat the process.

6. Write a 750–1,000-word report that provides an evaluation of the liquidity, solvency and profitability for each company, relative to each other and to industry averages.

Be sure to cite three-five relevant sources in support of your content.

Negotiation Event

Negotiation Event

Most individuals have participated in several larger negotiation events at some time or other. For example, you might have negotiated a car purchase, a home purchase, an apartment rental, the planning of a wedding, a business partnership, a babysitting arrangement, or even an agreement to take care of someone’s yard for the summer.

Reflect on your negotiation history and identify a significant negotiation experience (in terms of size and scope).

For the first paragraph of your initial post, describe the negotiation event, including the participants, the key issues, and the outcome.

For the second part of your initial post, evaluate any one of the following starter bullet points, using research on course concepts to support your analysis.

Negotiations tend to follow stages or phases similar to the stages in decision making,      including preparation, information sharing, problem-solving, and resolution. How would you categorize the events of your negotiation example into those stages? How did behaviors of the parties involved change during each stage?

What BATNAs were available in your negotiation example? How were BATNAs determined? How were the BATNAs used? How did the integrative approach versus the distributive approach to the negotiation influence the role of the BATNAs in your scenario?

What interests were evident in your example? Which ones were substantive interests? Which  ones were process interests? Which ones were relational interests? How did the parties reveal or discover the interests?

How did the interests impact the negotiation?

How did stereotyping influence the negotiation? How did other types of perception,      selective perception, or perceptual distortions impact the process?

What positive and negative emotions impacted the negotiation? Why did those emotions  surface? Did they come about because of:

  1. The process being used
  2. The way the negotiation developed
  3. The relationship between the parties
  4. The outcomes being discussed
  5. The alternatives that existed

How could emotions have been used to enhance the negotiation (positive impact), or      what could be done to reduce the effect of negative emotions in your negotiation?

How did the parties show their familiarity or lack of familiarity with the building      blocks of negotiation?

How might the negotiation have been different if the parties had been familiar with the building blocks?

What types of leverage were available in the scenario? In what ways was the leverage used or not used? How was leverage used in an ethical or unethical way?      How did leverage alter the negotiation?

Conclude your posting with a summary paragraph that synthesizes one or two key issues or points of your initial post.

· Your initial post should be 1–2 pages (500–1,000 words) long.

· Cite any sources you use in APA format.

Week 1 Discussion 1 Strength Oriented Action

This week’s readings focus on the importance of the ‘culture shift’ that needs to take place in our communities in order to begin an asset-building initiative. Using your critical thinking skills, respond to the following questions:

  • What do the terms ‘strength message’ and ‘strength-oriented action’ mean?
  • What evidence do you see of this concept played out in your local school or organizational setting?
  • What about in your community?
  • What do you see as the predominant role of adults in your community? Are they more focused on strength or risk and deficits? Do they provide relationships and programs, or just programs?

Include two or three specific actions that you consistently practice, or could immediately incorporate into your daily routine, to support a “strength-oriented action” culture. If you get stuck, you may want to refer to the “Ask Yourself These Questions First” on Tip Sheet #1 located in the required reading for the week.