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Question;WEEK 1 DISSCan Social Entrepreneurship Succeed? (graded)It is generally understood that social entrepreneurs are people with creative and innovative solutions for society's problems. They are possessed by their ideas and are committed to changing society for the better. Perform an Internet search to read more about social entrepreneurs at the Skoll Foundation's website. What are the risks for a social entrepreneur? Why? What are the benefits for a social entrepreneur? Why? What are the similarities and differences between business entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs? Why is this important to consider and discuss? Can social entrepreneurship be successful in our capitalistic society, if so, how? Why? If not, why not? What should be changed in our capitalistic society to assist social entrepreneurs in becoming successful? Why? Would strict capitalists recommend such changes in order to accommodate social entrepreneurs? Why? How?In What Manner is Wal-Mart Influencing America? (graded)Perform an Internet search on, "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?? Read the introduction and the interviews sections of the PBS special. You can also visit Wal-Mart?s website via the course Webliography. Then let's discuss in what manner Wal-Mart is influencing America.Do Wal-Mart's business practices raise or lower our standard of living? How? Why do you think this is so?Is Wal-Mart's business strategy fair and equitable to all parties? Why or why not?WEEK 2Industrialized Versus Developing (graded)The United States is considered to be an industrialized nation because we have such a high standard of living. Countries with lower standards of living are considered to be emerging or developing nations. What factors prevent developing countries from becoming developed? Why? What are the responsibilities of industrialized nations to developing nations in this regard? Why? What are the responsibilities of businesses in industrialized nations to businesses in developing nations? Are there any? Why? Why not?International Trade or Stay Close to Home? (graded)Most of the world?s population lives outside the United States. However, many U.S. companies, especially small businesses, still do not engage in international trade. Why do you think this is the case? If you were a small business owner, would you want to engage in international trade? Why? Why not? What impact would your endeavors in international trade have on your business? Why?WEEEK 3Socially Responsible? (graded)Will there ever be a single set of international rules governing multinational companies? Why? Why not? In what way are United States businesses demanding socially responsible behavior from their international suppliers? Why is this important to discuss? (graded)Is It a Matter of Ethics? (graded)In our week 3 lecture, "Code of Ethics" is discussed, reflecting upon the lecture, please respond to this scenario. An acquaintance of yours in your class has just asked you if he or she could copy a paper you wrote for another instructor last semester. Chances seem good that last semester?s instructor and your current course instructor don?t talk with one another much. Given that, what are your alternatives? What are the consequences of each? Would this situation have been easier to resolve if you had asked yourself the three ethical test questions listed in this week?s assigned chapter? Why? Why not? (graded)WEEK 4Enterpreneurship (graded)Many entrepreneurs like to be their own boss. Does the inability or unwillingness to work within the constraints of a typical corporation mean someone is naturally suited to entrepreneurship? Why or why not?A Small Business and Social Media (graded)You are the owner of a small business that provides repair services to various brands of vacuum cleaner units. Your store is independent in that you aren't affiliated with a particular brand of vacuum cleaner. Based on your education and your newly earned undergraduate degree from DeVry University (but, of course), you?re considering expanding your marketing efforts by using social media. You wish to grow your business and feel that this is one area that might assist with your expansion ideas. Based on this information, discuss the use of social media in such a fashion. Use the following questions to further the discussion. Of course, add other questions as you see fit. Remember, if you provide information from other sources, be sure to cite your sources using APA style as your style guide.What is your overall goal in using social media? Have you used social media on a personal level? If so, how? Were there any problems? How did you get past the problems?WEEK 5Communication: In a Promotional Way, of Course (graded)How can an organization create a promotional message in such a way that doesn?t sound disingenuous? Why is this important to consider and discuss?Blogs, Podcasts, and Social Media: Oh My! (graded)How have blogging, podcasting, and social media affected other media you use, like news sites, newspapers (either printed or online versions of the printed papers), or television? Do you think blogging is an influential word-of-mouth promotional tool? Why? Why not? Do you read newspapers now? If so, which ones? Why?WEEK 6What!? Me!? A Manager!? (graded)A number of learners in our business programs aspire to a management position within their organizations. In some cases, the aspiration includes that of a senior leadership position within the organization. Maybe you have contemplated such ideas. Maybe you should contemplate such ideas. Given this information, discuss with your colleagues management, promotions, and leadership in either your current organization or maybe a new organization that you might consider working for.Do you prefer to work for a small firm or a large firm? Why? Do you prefer to work for a private company or a public company? Why? Do you prefer to work in the for-profit sector or the not-for-profit sector? Why? Do you prefer to work in an office setting? Why? Do you prefer to work out in the field? Why?What kind of leader do you think that you would be? Why? Do you have any information to support your self-perceived leadership style? If so, what is this information?Workers and Robots: Fair and Equitable? (graded)It seems that robots and other machines are replacing workers in a manufacturing facility. On one hand, this allows companies to compete with relatively inexpensive labor from other countries. On the other hand, automation eliminates many jobs. With your course colleagues, discuss this situation. Here are some questions to help start the discussion.Are you concerned that automation may increase unemployment or underemployment in the United States and around the world? Why? Why not? Is using robotic technology in a factory in the United States a fair and equitable solution to the high cost of human labor? Why? Why not?WEEK 7Effects of Information Technology on Management (graded)Evaluate and discuss the human resource, security, privacy, and stability issues affected by information technology. The increase of information technology has affected management greatly. The best guess is that it will probably continue to do so. Given that, discuss the issues from the perspective of change and change management. What is the impact of such issues on the management of information technology? Conversely, what is the effect of information technology on management? Why is this important to discuss? In what way does information technology and management impact what you do at your job on a day-to-day basis? Why do you think this is important to discuss?Financial Controls (graded)The company you co-founded last year is growing rapidly and has strong prospects for an IPO in the next year or two. The additional capital that an IPO could raise would let you hire the brightest people in the industry and continue to innovate with new product research. There is one potential glitch: you and the rest of the executive team have been so focused on launching the business that you haven?t paid much attention to financial control. You?ve had plenty of funds from venture capitalists and early sales, so working capital hasn?t been a problem, but an experienced CEO in your industry recently told you that you?ll never have a successful IPO unless you clean up the financial side of the house. Your co-founders say they are too busy chasing great opportunities right now, and they want to wait until right before the IPO to hire a seasoned financial executive to put things in order. What should you do and why?homeworkhomework 1HomeworkPrepare a two- to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following questions or statements.Which economic system is best suited for handling a crisis of epic proportions (hurricane, flood, blizzard, forest fire, etc.)? Why? (9 points)Describe and explain why a socialist system might be the best in responding to the needs of people struck by an emergency situation like the earthquake that occurred in Haiti in January 2010. (9 points)Use the laws of supply and demand to explain why the cost to heat our homes and businesses goes up in the winter time. Be sure to explain your answer fully. (9 points)Include APA style in-text citations, as well as a reference section. (3 points)Homework submissions should be typed in Word. Use 1-inch margins with 12-point type and double spacing. Proper spelling, grammar, clarity, and APA style for a business report will be considered in addition to concepts as part of the final grade. Use subheadings to separate major sections or concepts. The final paper should be between 500 and 750 words and be two to three pages in length. Submit your paper as an attachment in the Dropbox. Remember, your submitted paper must be your own work with appropriate citations for your resources. Please be sure to include in-text (parenthetical) citations any time research is included, in APA format, as well as a list of references for all sources.An essay is a composition that is intended to be an analytical, interpretative, original response about the topics and examples in question. An appropriate response should fully answer all questions. It should be organized, have a purpose, and contain examples to support the purpose. There should be a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Homework should be edited for grammar, spelling, typos, and correct punctuation. The writing style should demonstrate an understanding of the material assigned and integrate multiple points of view, using vocabulary reflective of the topics discussed over the course of the week.Homework 2Prepare a two- to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following questions or statements.What cultural factors must U.S. sports franchises overcome to increase popularity abroad? Why? (9 points)How can franchises ensure their products are appropriate for international markets? (9 points)Should governments protect their industries by placing tariffs on imported products? Why? Why not? (9 points)Include APA-style in-text citations as well as a reference section. (3 points)Homework submissions should be typed in Word. Use 1-inch margins with 12-point type and double spacing. Proper spelling, grammar, clarity, and APA style for a business report will be considered in addition to concepts as part of the final grade. Use subheadings to separate major sections or concepts. The final paper should be between 500 and 750 words and be two to three pages in length. Submit your paper as an attachment in the Dropbox. Remember, your submitted paper must be your own work with appropriate citations for your resources. Please be sure to include in-text (parenthetical) citations any time research is included, in APA format, as well as a list of references for all sources.An essay is a composition that is intended to be an analytical, interpretative, original response about the topics and examples in question. An appropriate response should fully answer all questions. It should be organized, have a purpose, and contain examples to support the purpose. There should be a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Homework should be edited for grammar, spelling, typos, and correct punctuation. The writing style should demonstrate an understanding of the material assigned and integrate multiple points of view, using vocabulary reflective of the topics discussed over the course of the week.week 3 Research PaperWeekly Research Paper (85 points total): Prepare a three-page paper in APA style that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following.The United States has several laws that are intended to further fair, balanced, and competitive business practices. Do you think that such laws are effective? If so, why? If not, why not? Be sure to provide evidence to support your position one way or the other. Using the course shell, access the DeVry University library to research this topic a bit further. In addition, access the http://www.ftc.gov website for additional information and resources.Include APA style in-text citations as well as a reference section.Research papers should be typed in Word. Use 1-inch margins with 12-point type and double spacing. Proper spelling, grammar, clarity, and APA style for a business report will be considered in addition to concepts as part of the final grade. Use subheadings to separate major sections or concepts. The final paper should be between 750 and 1,500 words and three pages in length. Submit your paper as an attachment in the Dropbox. Remember, your submitted paper must be your own work with appropriate citations for your resources. Please be sure to include in-text (parenthetical) citations in APA format and a list of references for all sources.An essay is a composition that is intended to be an analytical, interpretative, original response about the topics and examples in question. An appropriate response should fully answer all questions and develop the topic. It should be organized, have a purpose, and contain examples to support the purpose. There should be a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Homework should be edited for grammar, spelling, typos, and correct punctuation. The writing style should demonstrate an understanding of the material assigned and integrate multiple points of view, using vocabulary reflective of the topics discussed in the course.Make sure you support your conclusions and decisions with sound research and analysis from at least two sources. Your textbook can be a source. Explanations of your options and choices are an important part of your demonstration of your mastery of this proposal. Consider your plan from the point of view of a persuasive business proposal.week 5Research PaperWeekly Research Paper (85 points total): Prepare a three-page paper in APA style that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following.The United States has several laws that are intended to further fair, balanced, and competitive business practices. Do you think that such laws are effective? If so, why? If not, why not? Be sure to provide evidence to support your position one way or the other. Using the course shell, access the DeVry University library to research this topic a bit further. In addition, access the http://www.ftc.gov website for additional information and resources.Include APA style in-text citations as well as a reference section.Research papers should be typed in Word. Use 1-inch margins with 12-point type and double spacing. Proper spelling, grammar, clarity, and APA style for a business report will be considered in addition to concepts as part of the final grade. Use subheadings to separate major sections or concepts. The final paper should be between 750 and 1,500 words and three pages in length. Submit your paper as an attachment in the Dropbox. Remember, your submitted paper must be your own work with appropriate citations for your resources. Please be sure to include in-text (parenthetical) citations in APA format and a list of references for all sources.An essay is a composition that is intended to be an analytical, interpretative, original response about the topics and examples in question. An appropriate response should fully answer all questions and develop the topic. It should be organized, have a purpose, and contain examples to support the purpose. There should be a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Homework should be edited for grammar, spelling, typos, and correct punctuation. The writing style should demonstrate an understanding of the material assigned and integrate multiple points of view, using vocabulary reflective of the topics discussed in the course.Make sure you support your conclusions and decisions with sound research and analysis from at least two sources. Your textbook can be a source. Explanations of your options and choices are an important part of your demonstration of your mastery of this proposal. Consider your plan from the point of view of a persuasive business proposal.midterm exam(TCO 1) The amount of money a business takes in during a given time period by selling goods and/or selling services.Student Answer: BusinessGoodsServicesEntrepreneurRevenueQuestion 2. Question: (TCO 1) A behavioral science that studies how society chooses to employ resources to produce goods and services and distribute them.Student Answer: EconomicsMicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsResource developmentInvisible HandQuestion 3. Question: (TCO 1) That part of economics that studies the behavior of people and organizations in particular markets.Student Answer: EconomicsMicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsResource developmentInvisible HandQuestion 4. Question: (TCO 2) An unethical activity in which insiders use private company information to further their own fortunes or those of their family and friends.Student Answer: Insider tradingSocial auditSocially conscious investorsEnvironmentalistsUnion officialsQuestion 5. Question: (TCO 3) The difference between money flowing into a country and money flowing out of a country.Student Answer: Balance of paymentsBalance of tradeCommon MarketCountertradingDevaluationQuestion 6. Question: (TCO 3) An unfavorable balance of trade occurs when the value of a country?s imports exceeds that of its exports.Student Answer: Trade surplusTrade deficitTariffsStrategic allianceMultinational corporationQuestion 7. Question: (TCO 4) Investors who provide money to finance new businesses or turnarounds in exchange for a portion of ownership, with the objective of reselling the business at a proft.Student Answer: Venture CapitalistsExtrapreneursIntrapreneursAngel InvestorsNone of the above(TCO 1) Describe and explain capitalism and how it functions in a free market economy.Question 2. Question: (TCO 2) Describe and explain corporate responsibility using an ethical perspective. Your stakeholder group for your answer is parents of high school students. Your company designs, produces, and sells video game apps for the mobile market. A concern has been raised in the community where your company is located about the violence portrayed in your mobile video game apps. What do you say to the parents? Why?Question 3. Question: (TCO 3) Describe the importance of understanding cultural and legal differences in the global business environment.Question 4. Question: (TCO 4) Describe the importance of small business and entrepreneurship in the U.S. Economy.week 6HomeworkPrepare a two- to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following questions or statements.Questions to Consider (30 points total)Review the information in the lecture that presents mining group gold as a method for facilitating meetings. Then, after you have studied and reviewed this information, answer the following questions in a two- to three-page paper. Your paper should use APA style.Describe and explain the five basic steps of mining group gold for its team meeting management process. (9 points)What are the steps for dealing with emotions during a session or meeting? (9 points)Describe and explain how you believe the mining group gold process will improve teamwork, empowerment, and effective communication. (9 points)Include APA style in-text citations as well as a reference section. (3 points)Upload your completed paper to the Dropbox for Week 6.Homework submissions should be typed in Word. Use 1-inch margins with 12-point type and double spacing. Proper spelling, grammar, clarity, and APA style for a business report will be considered in addition to concepts as part of the final grade. Use subheadings to separate major sections or concepts. The final paper should be between 500 and 750 words and be two to three pages in length. Submit your paper as an attachment in the Dropbox. Remember, your submitted paper must be your own work with appropriate citations for your resources. Please be sure to include in-text (parenthetical) citations any time research is included, in APA format, as well as a list of references for all sources.An essay is a composition that is intended to be an analytical, interpretative, original response about the topics and examples in question. An appropriate response should fully answer all questions. It should be organized, have a purpose, and contain examples to support the purpose. There should be a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Homework should be edited for grammar, spelling, typos, and correct punctuation. The writing style should demonstrate an understanding of the material assigned and integrate multiple points of view, using vocabulary reflective of the topics discussed over the course of the week.To successfully complete your homework each week, you will need to be familiar with the APA style guide for writing your citations.Review the tutorial concerning plagiarism. Plagiarism means using the words and thoughts of someone else without giving them credit. This is perceived as stealing.finalPage 1Question 1.1. (TCO 7) The relationship between a PERT chart and a Gantt chart includes which of the following? (Points: 5)A Gantt chart is used for forecasting sales.A PERT chart is used for measuring progress.They are both considered to be control procedure monitors.Both use a critical path to delineate the flow of materials.A PERT network can be made up of thousands events over many months.Question 2.2. (TCO 7) Operations management includes (Points: 5)facility location but not layout.facility layout but not location.capacity planning.holding output steady while lowering costs.None of the Above.Question 3.3. (TCO 8) The era of sustainability has entered into distribution as well as the other aspects of marketing. Given this information, (Points: 5)the decision of what distribution mode to use is less complex than first imagined.emissions from air freight are lower than rail shipping.emissions from air freight are higher than ocean shipping.motor transportation is more fuel efficient per ton-mile than rail.transportation accounts for one third of carbon dioxide emissions.Question 4.4. (TCO 8) If there is one thing that advertisers agree upon, it is the growing importance of social media in product promotion. Given this information, (Points: 5)investing in social media hinders a company in reaching its goals.social media needs to work hand in hand with other channels.social media reaches old audiences that have new devices.nontraditional audiences are the new target for social media.social media and direct mail are complementary to one another.Question 5.5. (TCO 1) You own a hardware store in the small town where you live. A big-box, multiline competitor has just opened. You see the following as your advantages of maintaining your market share and continued sales revenue. (Points: 5)Strictly adhere to your previous five-years business plansProviding improved customer serviceIncreasing your inventory levelsOpening a branch store across the street from the big boxCharging your customers for consultation time when they ask for adviceQuestion 6.6. (TCO 1) As a pharmacist in your community, you are concerned with the level of service provided to those in need at odd hours and after hours and in the neighborhoods where such extended service is needed. Your concerns are centered on which of the following? (Points: 5)Making products and counseling available when consumers need themChanging the buying behaviors of consumersUnderstanding the risks of some of the products offered for saleDoing whatever is necessary to provide credit through debit cards and credit cardsProviding open and free-flowing communication to the consumersQuestion 7.7. (TCO 1) A technique that combines all the promotional tools into one comprehensive, unified promotional strategy includes _____. (Points: 5)The creation of a positive brand imageMeeting the needs of distributorsMeeting the strategic marketing goals of your main supplierMeeting the needs of the indigent in your communityMeeting profit expectations of external investorsQuestion 8.8. (TCO 2) There have been reports of cell phone service sales representatives who actually lie to get customers to extend their contracts or even extend their contracts without the customers? knowledge. Some phone reps intentionally hang up on callers to prevent them from canceling their contracts. Why do these sales reps sometimes resort to overly aggressive tactics? (Points: 5)Excellently designed incentive programs reward them tax freeSalaries can be reduced by half in such instancesTheir managers say, ?Deceive the customers.?Overly ambitious goals and incentives create an environment in which people can learn and grow.Overly ambitious goals and incentives create an environment in which unethical actions are tolerated.Question 9.9. (TCO 2) The Uniform Commercial Code includes _____. (Points: 5)Laws that cover promissory notes and checksLegally enforceable agreements between two or more partiesBills in the form of Accounts PayableLaws that cover international transactionsInvoices in the form of Accounts ReceivableQuestion 10.10. (TCO 2) The change in U.S. business from manufacturing to knowledge-based technology has created new regulatory challenges for federal agencies. This means _____. (Points: 5)The government?s resolve to pursue corporate income tax evasion cases has increasedCompetition is a cornerstone of a knowledge-based economy.Antitrust oversight has always been the rule.The definition of competitive advantage has been limitedAntitrust issues will persist in the future.Question 11.11. (TCO 3) One advantage of offshore outsourcing is _____. (Points: 5)Less strategic tasks can be sourced so that companies can focus on sales and marketingCommunication among company members, suppliers, and customers is problematic.Outsourced work allows companies to create efficiencies that in fact let them fire more workers.Consumers benefit from lower prices generated by effective use of global resources and developing nations.Offshore outsourcing may reduce product quality and can therefore cause damage to a company?s reputation.Question 12.12. (TCO 3) Nations trade with other nations because _____. (Points: 5)They can produce all the products their people want and need.Buying and selling products is allowed by international treaty.Sophisticated technology allows for the improved use of natural resources.Buying and selling products is allowed by verbal contracts.They are able to buy what is needed in a mutually beneficial exchange relationship.Question 13.13. (TCO 3) In 1948, a global forum was created whose purpose it was to reduce trade restrictions on goods, services, ideas, and cultural programs. The result of the efforts of this organization includes _____. (Points: 5)The creation of regional alliancesIncrease of tariffs worldwideExpansion of new trade rules to areas like agricultureThe protection of the value of the dollarOvercoming constraints and decrease business opportunitiesQuestion 14.14. (TCO 4) Starting your own business (Points: 5)Is an alternative to unemployment.Is not risky.Allows others to control your future.Is not difficult and does not require sacrifice.Question 15.15. (TCO 4) A disadvantage of a corporation is _____. (Points: 5)Simplified tax returnsSimplified Record KeepingSimplified operations in overseas marketsDifficulty of terminationPerpetual lifeQuestion 1.1. (TCO 5) Which of the following pairs represent an advantage and a disadvantage of marketing to a mobile phone rather than a fixed computer (Points: 5)Mobile phone users are accustomed to advertising interuptions while fixed computers have limited links to retailer websitesThe mobile phone is operating most of the time but the interactivity is less than a fixed computerThe screen size of fixed computers is larger but screen enlargement overcomes that limitation in mobile phonesFixed computers can provide advertising based on where you happen to be while mobile phone advertisements are limited to product categoriesQuestion 2.2. (TCO 4) To look at problems and/or passions and see opportunities in them, which of the following questions should be asked? (Points: 5)Where can I find a solution?What services would improve society?What products would improve my life?What products are least significant?What products would improve all mankind?.Question 3.3. (TCO 5) Electronic wireless technology continues its move toward ubiquity. Such media inculcates: (Points: 5)National market informationInternational market informationClient informationCompany informationCompetitor informationQuestion 4.4. (TCO 5) You are an independent Internet Marketing Consultant. You have an excellent track-record of assisting small to medium sized companies fully realize their marketing potential through an improved and enhanced presence on the world-wide-web. Mr. Top Hatt, the owner of a small pet-grooming salon (Hatt?s Cat Grooming Emporium) specializes in the care and grooming of cats and only cats has just called you. Mr. Hatt has heard of the Internet but doesn?t know much else. He would like for his cat grooming business to grow by using the Internet but doesn?t know what to do. A recommendation is: (Points: 5)Building and improving relationships with customersOnline advertising to get potential customers to the websiteAnnouncing weekly sales promotions so customers will make a purchaseInformation to competitors and near-competitorsWebsite software to send ?spam? email messagesQuestion 5.5. (TCO 6) An element of Planning is: (Points: 5)Providing constructive feedbackDetermining reconstruction neededPromulgating financial statementsSetting precise standardsEstablishing standard proceduresQuestion 6.6. (TCO 6) You have been recently hired as the new Employee Development and Training Director at a small utility engineering company. Your boss, the company founder as well as President and CEO of the firm has specifically asked your assistance in finding a way to improve creativity in his engineers through a process called job enrichment. You have thought about this for a few days and now feel that it is necessary to meet with your boss to present your ideas concerning motivation and performance. One idea that you would present to him is: (Points: 5)The extent to which a job demands the same skillsThe degree to which the job requires doing a task with a visible outcome from beginning to endThe The degree to which the job has an insubstantial impact on the lives or work of othersThe degree of indiscretion in scheduling leisure timeThe amount of direct and clear information given about team goalsQuestion 7.7. (TCO 6) The steps to Mining Group Gold include: (Points: 5)Defining the behavioral parameters of a unique subset of culturesEstablishing a zone of proximal developmentSetting expectations for reasonableness of the ideas presentedEstablishing clear and concise expectations of factual informationConducting a series of time-checks throughout the meetingQuestion 8.8. (TCO 7) One development that has changed production techniques is the integration of computers into the design and manufacturing of products. One process that this includes is: (Points: 5)Process manufacturingIntermittent processComputer-aided designFlexible manufacturingProcess flexible-aided designQuestion 9.9. (TCO 8) The Marketing Manager is responsible for choosing how to implement which one of the following: (Points: 5)Production capacityPlaceReselection considerationProfitEarnings before interest and taxesQuestion 10.10. (TCO 9) Using social media is an important component in today?s business environment. Partnering wi

 

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