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Question;Global Interconnectedness ? The World-wide Economy.The ability to sustain profitability is essential for continued business success. Most companies dedicate many hours to product development, innovation and production. This is true for all types of businesses, including software manufacturers and music companies.Please review the articles listed below. They can be located by using the Kaplan Online Library article search feature. Clickhereto access the Kaplan Library.You may also access the Kaplan Library by following these instructions:Click theAcademic ToolstabClickOnline Library.Log in to your accountThen, prepare your Discussion Board responses in accordance with the instructions found below.ArticlesOpenv executives arrested for copyright infringement. By: Interfax, China IT Newswire, 12/1/2010.Landreth, J. (2009). WTO tells China to share the wealth on Hollywood movies.Christian Science Monitor, 08827729, 12/21/2009Sugarman, R. & Salvo J. (1994, March) Fogerty lends credence to c'right law.Billboard, 106(12).Holland, W. (1994, March). Court rules that Fogerty may seek attorney's fees.Billboard, 106(11). 00062510, 3/12/94InstructionsNow that you have read the articles, please post a substantive response to the following parts of this Unit 1 Discussion:What are the cost and profitability implications to a company with substantial production investment when the results of development are used by other companies who did not bear the burden of those production costs?What are the ethical implications when an organization?s intellectual assets are used without authorization?You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.Unit 2Making Ethical Production DecisionsPlease review the articles listed below. They can be located by using the Kaplan Online Library article search feature. Clickhereto access the Kaplan Library.You may also access the Kaplan Library by following these instructions:Click theAcademic ToolstabClickOnline Library.Log in to your accountThen, prepare your Discussion Board responses in accordance with the instructions found below.ArticlesBelt, D. (2011, January). Challenger: The beginning of the end.U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 137(1), 64. 2. 3.Porter, B. (2011, August).Serving two masters. Mechanical Engineering, 133(8).Robert, J. & Cowen, C. Group of attorneys saw pattern of failure with firestone tires but didn`t report it.CBS Evening News with John Roberts, Jun 24, 2001.InstructionsNow that you have read the articles, please post a substantive response to the following parts of this Unit 2 Discussion:Minnie Lee is an engineer with a multi-national aerospace company that produces fuel-line components for all types of air and space craft. Minnie discovered a potential defect in a particular fuel-line component. Minnie is the lead-engineer for this particular division and scheduled tests that would indicate the failure potential for the component. The tests indicated a very low risk that at certain very low, or very high temperatures, the component might fail, which in turn might lead to a catastrophic failure of the entire system.What are the risks associated with this situation? That is, describe the various risks and the affected stakeholders.What ethical responsibilities do Minnie and the Company have? For example, should the decision to repair the system be considered in terms of the potential liability risks of failure versus the costs of the repairs?You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.UNit 3Forecasting ? Newsweek Video DiscussionIn this unit we have discussed planning for the future, and have specifically focused on forecasting for business. However, forecasting is used in a variety of other fields too, including but not limited to Criminal Justice and Pharmaceuticals. While these fields are different from what has been presented so far in this unit, there are some valuable lessons about forecasting here that can be applied to the field of business.Please review the following videos. Then, prepare your Discussion Board responses in accordance with the instructions found below.Clickhereto watch a Newsweek interview with Carolyn Zapor, an FBI investigator and crime analyst, discussing the process of identifying a series and forecasting future activity.Clickhereto watch another interview segment with Carolyn Zapor, in which she discusses data integrity and the necessity of accountability. Draw from the above materials and your personal and professional experiences to answer the questions below on the Threaded Discussion. Remember that this is a discussion, so keep your responses succinct and to the point. Respond to at least two of your colleagues.Now that you have read the articles, please post a substantive response to the following parts of this Unit 3 Discussion:In the first segment, Zapor describes a process in which a series is developed and a forecast is developed. How is this process similar to the forecasting process that has been discussed in this unit? How is it different?In the second segment regarding data integrity, Zapor says that, ?auditing for accuracy is extremely important.? Does this statement apply to business forecasting? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of data auditing? How would these advantages and disadvantages affect stakeholders in the organization?You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.Unit 4BudgetingThis discussion is intended to provide a real-life application of the budgeting concepts covered in this unit. Draw from your personal as well as professional experiences to answer the Discussion Questions below. Remember that this is a discussion, so keep your responses succinct and to the point. Additionally, pleaserefrain from any partisanremarks regarding any political figures. This discussion should be focused on budgeting, not politics.Please review the article listed below. It can be located by using the Kaplan Online Library article search feature. Clickhereto access the Kaplan Library.You may also access the Kaplan Library by following these instructions:Click theAcademic ToolstabClickOnlineLibrary.Log in to your accountThen, prepare your Discussion Board responses in accordance with the instructions found below.ArticleAliabadi, S., Alireza, D., & Aijana, A. (2011, October). Budget deficit, national debt, and government spending: Is now the right time to cut deficit and reduce national debt?Journal of Accounting, Business & Management, 18(2), 74-83.InstructionsNow that you have read the article, please post a substantive response to the following parts of this Unit 4 Discussion:What are some of the benefits of budgeting?The article identifies challenges facing the American people due to the ever-increasing budget deficit. Do you believe that a ?culture of entitlements? exists that contributes to the budget crisis? Does this concept carry over to corporate culture?What priorities should a CEO have in terms of providing for his or her employees and simultaneously properly managing the finances of the company? Should an executive of a state or country have the same priorities?You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.Unit 5Strategic Pricing with Rising Commodity PricesPlease review the articles listed below. They can be located by using the Kaplan Online Library article search feature. Clickhereto access the Kaplan Library.You may also access the Kaplan Library by following these instructions:Click theAcademic ToolstabClickOnline Library.Log in to your accountThen, prepare your Discussion Board responses in accordance with the instructions found below.ArticlesEmerson, L. (2012, March 11) Higher gas prices affect prices of other consumer goods.The Augusta Chronicle.Simos, E. (2011) Rising oil prices intensify global stagflation.Journal of Business Forecasting, 30(1) 36-40.A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: The Impact of Food Inflation on European Food Retailers. Black Book - Four Ways to Play Soft Commodity Inflation, 2011, p85-95, 11pInstructionsDuring recessionary times, commodity prices may not fall ? in fact, many consumer commodity prices frequently continue to rise. For example, in 2008, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. In 2012, the price for a gallon of gasoline rose to nearly $4.00/gallon. Not unexpectedly, food prices have risen as well, with the costs to feed a family of four rising over 20% during the same period. Additionally, governmental mandates for ?Bio-Diesel? fuel have created a shortage of corn, further exacerbating the rise in global food prices.Explain how you believe the rising prices affect strategic pricing-decisions made by companies that produce packaged food, cereals, canned meats and other common products found in a supermarket. Your discussion should include an examination of how consumer behavior might impact those pricing, marketing, and packaging decisions.You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.Unit 6Comparing Costing Methods and Ethical Decision MakingStacy Lynn, Inc. (SLI) is a manufacturer of rice cookers. The rice cookers sell for $45 per unit, the sales were 3,600 units in the current year, 2009. SLI has 400 units available for sale at the end of 2009 and is projecting sales of 4,400 units in 2010. SLI is planning the same production level for 2010 as in 2009, 4,000 units. The variable manufacturing costs for SLI are $16 and the variable selling costs are only $.50 per unit. The fixed manufacturing costs are $100,000 per year and the fixed selling costs are only $500 per year. Assume that beginning inventory was -0- for 2009.Stacy Ann Lynn, the great grand-daughter of the company?s founder is the current CEO/President of the company, which is still a family owned business. The previous several years have been especially difficult due to price-pressure from Chinese imports. At the moment, all that Stacy believes she can do is to try to keep the company running until the economy improves. But, the company needs an immediate infusion of cash. So, she has decided to ask her bank for a large line of credit to maintain operating viability for the foreseeable future.Additional Financial Information for SLI, 2009 and 2010:Based on the information provided in the narrative and the financial statement above, please post a substantive response to the following parts of this Unit 6 Discussion:If Patty wants to show the bank the maximum profit over the previous 2-year period, which costing method should she present?But, the bank requires that all financial statements conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Based on that requirement, which costing method should she present?The bank has delivered a memo in preparation for the meeting to negotiate the Credit Line, the memo states that they will expect a significant Net Income. Based on your responses to parts A and B, what are the legal and ethical issues facing Stacy Lynn?You are required to post your initial response to the DB questions by Saturday evening of the unit. You must respond to at least 2 of your colleagues by Tuesday evening, end-of-unit. These 3 separate posts must be made on 3 different days. Also, if I ask a follow-up question to your post, your reply to my question will also qualify to satisfy the requirements to make 2 response posts. To help you ensure a successful DB learning experience, you should refer to the Discussion Board Checklist found in Extra Extra.

 

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