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Compare and contrast the membership, operational characteristics, and geographic operating areas of the American Mafia, motorcycle gangs, and African-American organized crime. Prepare a paper to present your assessment. Include the following information as a minimum

 

 

 

Organized Crime Assignment 3

 

Compare and contrast the membership, operational characteristics, and geographic operating areas of the American Mafia, motorcycle gangs, and African-American organized crime. Prepare a paper to present your assessment. Include the following information as a minimum:

  • Name of the crime group
  • When the group emerged and its longevity
  • History and events that lead to the development of the group
  • Key members and their actions
  • Power and influence of the group
  • Political influence of the group
  • Impact group had and still maintains on society

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) scholarly resources in addition to your text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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Discuss the events or decisions that needed to be made in the Revolution and how you feel your figure would react to these occurrences

Imagine that you are selected as the screenwriter for a new Back to the Future film. Your sponsors ask that you select a modern figure from popular culture and send him or her back to the time of the American Revolution. How will your individual respond to the American Revolutionary efforts? You will write a short narrative of their adventures. This can be written as an essay, play, or short story. Utilize the Microsoft® Word® template in Doc Sharing.

An important note: You may not use someone holding a political office. Aim for creativity in your choice.

You should introduce the figure that you have chosen. This will require some research on their life, beliefs, and experience. Give a biographical context to the person you are sending back to this time period.

The Assignment must include at least two specific historical elements or instances that led to the American Revolution. Discuss the events or decisions that needed to be made in the Revolution and how you feel your figure would react to these occurrences. In addition to referencing the Reading (Chapter 12 or other chapters of your textbook), cite other credible sources that support your main points of discussion and your overall proposition. Be sure to cite all sources using the APA 6th edition style guide, which is available under Course Home.

The essay should be 500–750 words and include source citations. Complete the Assignment using the Microsoft Word template in Doc Sharing. Follow the formatting guidelines put forth by the APA 6th edition style of writing. Regardless of your choice to write your narrative as an essay, play, or short story, you must begin your assignment with an introduction (with a thesis) and conclude your Assignment with a conclusion.

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How has the growth of Social Networking on the Internet impacted todays marketing environment?

You will do a review of the given websites about social networking and its impact on marketing.

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/social-networking#

http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/the-history-of-social-networking/#!LaWSA

http://www2.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/NewMedia/SocialMedia/SocialMediaHistory.html

http://www.worldata.com/wdnet7/articles/the_history_of_Internet_Advertising.htm

Your paper should be two pages of content and include two to four in-text citations for references. Your total page count will be four when you include a intro page and a reference page.

Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one’s business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. While social networking has gone on almost as long as societies themselves have existed, the unparalleled potential of the Internet to promote such connections is only now being fully recognized and exploited, through Web-based groups established for that purpose (2008).

Examples of social networking sites: Facebook™, Myspace™, LinkedIn™, YouTube™, Twitter™, and Ning™

  • How has the growth of Social Networking on the Internet impacted today’s marketing environment?

In your paper make sure to include the following critical elements.

Critical elements:

  • Create your own social networking history timeline depicting at least six important events from 1990 to present that have influenced social networking and on-line marketing
  • Describe the importance of the six historical events regarding social networking history that you think have impacted the way companies market their products and/or services.
  • Explain what businesses thought were the ways to market themselves over the Internet initially? What were the strengths and weaknesses of that way of marketing? How does that different from what actually happened with regard to marketing and social networking?
  • Describe how social networking has impacted your purchasing habits on the Internet or how you think it could positively impact your future purchasing habits.

Respond in a minimum of 2 pages APA format(12 pt. font and double spaced) and submit your paper to the Learning Activity Dropbox.

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Write a 750- to 1,000-word paper that identifies each link in the supply chain and the purpose and value in each. For example, if the shoe industry were to be chosen, the supply chain might look something like

Select an industry.

Write a 750- to 1,000-word paper that identifies each link in the supply chain and the purpose and value in each. For example, if the shoe industry were to be chosen, the supply chain might look something like:
Manufacturer
plans the product mix
designs the shoes
determines the materials
makes the shoes
advertises the shoes
ships in bulk to middlemen
Distributor
receives shipment from manufacturer
establishes relationships with retailers
extends credit to retailers
breaks down from bulk quantities to smaller cases
ships product to retailers
Retailer
displays the shoes
advertises to drive consumers into the store
determines product selection
pays salespeople to help the consumer decide
processes the transaction
transfers possession to the consumer
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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What factors do you think make some organizations ineffective at managing emotions? Do you think the strategic use and display of emotions serve to protect employees, or does covering your true emotions at work lead to more problems than it solves? Have you ever worked where emotions were used as part of a management style? Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this approach in your experience.

Case Incident 1: “Is It Okay to Cry at Work?” 

  1. What factors do you think make some organizations ineffective at managing emotions?
  2. Do you think the strategic use and display of emotions serve to protect employees, or does covering your true emotions at work lead to more problems than it solves?
  3. Have you ever worked where emotions were used as part of a management style? Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this approach in your experience.
  4. Research shows that acts of coworkers (37 percent) and management (22 percent) cause more negative emotions for employees than do acts of customers (7 percent). What can Laura’s company do to change its emotional climate?

Your Homework assignment must be in APA format. Be sure to include:

  • a separate title page
  • a reference page
  • an introduction
  • subheadings
  • and a conclusion 

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If you determine a type of risk inherent to completing a project, how will you respond to the situation? Move out of the project immediately or analyze the risk and begin taking steps to respond to the risk. Discuss. As we discussed in previous weeks, there are five main process groups of a project What are some of the tools you can use to ensure quality throughout the project?

Risk management should be a planned activity and not regarded as an activity given cursory attention.”

Based on your understanding of the topic, create a 2-3 page report in a Microsoft Word document to express your views on the following:

 

  • If you determine a type of risk inherent to completing a project, how will you respond to the situation? Move out of the project immediately or analyze the risk and begin taking steps to respond to the risk. Discuss.
  • As we discussed in previous weeks, there are five main process groups of a project: What are some of the tools you can use to ensure quality throughout the project?
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Controlling
    • Executing
    • Closing

    Quality control should be important during each of these phases of the project. What are some of the types of quality control measures that should be taken with each of these process groups?

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A calculation of Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system. Assessment of management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA). A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company. Evaluate the financial risks associated with operating internationally. If your chosen company does not operate internationally, evaluate what the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally. The paper

ORIGINAL WORK ONLY – please email me with questions

Evaluation of Corporate Performance SONY CORP

 

The Final Paper will involve applying the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company and write a report either recommending or not recommending purchase of the company stock.

Research Tip: The “Mergent” database in the Ashford University Library contains company profiles and financial information for publicly traded companies and their competitors.  To access this database enter the Ashford Library and select “Find Articles and More” in the top menu panel. Next, select “Databases A-Z” and go to section “M” for “Mergent”. For help with using Mergent, use Mergent Online Quick Tips.

For help with reading an annual report access this handy guide from Money Chimp.

The completed report should include:

    • An introduction to the company, including background information.
    • A complete and thorough financial statement review.
    • Pro Forma financial statements (Balance Sheet and Income Statement) for the next fiscal year, assuming a 10 percent growth rate in sales and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for the next year.
    • Complete ratio analysis for the last fiscal year using at least two ratios from each of the following categories:
      • Liquidity
      • Financial leverage
      • Asset management
      • Profitability
      • Market value
      • Debt
      • Per-Share
      • Measures of relative value (P/E, P/B)
      • Activity
      • Cash Flow
    • A calculation of Return on Equity (ROE) using the DuPont system.
    • Assessment of management performance by calculating Economic Value Added (EVA).
    • A synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether or not to purchase stock from this company.
    • Evaluate the financial risks associated with operating internationally.  If your chosen company does not operate internationally, evaluate what the financial risks could be if they were to expand internationally.

The paper

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the Ashford University library to support your findings and recommendations.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Suggest how fiscal and monetary policy can move those numbers to an acceptable level keeping inflation the same. What is the first action you would take as the president? As the chairman of the Fed? Why? What would be your subsequent steps? Make sure you include both the positive and negative effects of your actions, and include the trade-offs or opportunity costs.

Deliverable length 1,100 to 1,500 words. Please go in-depth.

 

Two important policy goals of the government and the Fed are to keep unemployment and inflation low, while at the same time making sure that GDP is increasing at an average of 3% per year. It is important to have the right mix of policies and that all the variables be timed perfectly.

 

Government is fiscal Policy and Federal is Monetary Policy. Monetary Policy is the one that cares if inflation gets out of hand.

 

Part 1: Assume that the country is in a period of high unemployment, interest rates are at almost zero,inflation is about 2% per year, and GDP growth is less than 2% per year.

 

  • Suggest how fiscal and monetary policy can move those numbers to an acceptable level keeping inflation the same.
  • What is the first action you would take as the president? As the chairman of the Fed? Why?
  • What would be your subsequent steps?
  • Make sure you include both the positive and negative effects of your actions, and include the trade-offs or opportunity costs.

    Include the following concepts in your discussion:

 

  • Demand and supply of money  – (This is a Fed issue)
  • Interest rates – (This is a Fed issue)
  • The Phillips curve
  • Taxation – (This is a Government issue)
  • Government spending – (This is a Government issue)
  • Wages – (This is a Fed issue)
  • Costs of inflation – (This is a Fed issue)
  • The multiplier and the tax multiplier – (This is a Government issue)
  • The idea of tax rebates to stimulate the economy – (This is a Government issue)

    Part 2: Assume that the country is in a budget deficit and carrying a very large debt. Discuss the dangers of a high debt to GDP ratio and a growing budget deficit. Would this affect any policy changes you discussed in Part 1?

    Describe the concepts and measurement of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, and inflation.

    Explain what is meant by “business cycles” and “economic growth and describe the factors that contribute to each.

    Demonstrate understanding of the relevance and impact of macroeconomics and how it impacts politics, the workplace, and people.

    References required

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Select and describe an organization that you believe is in need of organizational assessment and development services. It can be one where you have personal interest or experience. Research your organization. You can utilize the Argosy University online library resources in your research as well. Explain the current state of the chosen organization and the issues or concerns that need to be addressed. Describe your capabilities as an organizational development (OD) practitioner.

The assessment and organizational development (OD) process generally starts when a member of an organization or a unit contacts an organizational development (OD) practitioner about potential help in addressing a particular concern. In order to assess and assist the organization, some preliminary information should be gathered. During this process, the organizational development (OD) practitioner is also developing a relationship and providing credibility to the organization so that he or she will be selected to implement the assessment or intervention. This process is critical to the success of both the organization and the organizational development (OD) practitioner. For this assignment, you will select an organization, conduct an organizational development (OD) assessment, and develop a contract proposal in a 4 page report.
Directions:
In 4 pages:
Select and describe an organization that you believe is in need of organizational assessment and development services. It can be one where you have personal interest or experience.
Research your organization. You can utilize the Argosy University online library resources in your research as well.
Explain the current state of the chosen organization and the issues or concerns that need to be addressed.
Describe your capabilities as an organizational development (OD) practitioner.
Develop the basic elements of your contract proposal:
Goals of the proposal.
Action steps for data collection and feedback.
Specification of responsibilities.
Strategy for achieving the desired end state.
Fees, terms, and conditions.
Determine your approach to one possible client engagement issue that may arise and discuss how you would prepare for any objections and unforeseen issues.

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Complete a Capstone Project Activity Report (see Appendix B) in which you provide your instructor with a brief but formal update on your progress to date. This Activity Report is intended to serve as both a self-pacing mechanism but also to ensure that any changes in your Workplan or Schedule of Deliverables (Appendix A) are also reported.

Submit decisions for year 20

Create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation which will present the following:

  • Decisions made in each round
  • Which years had positive results.
  • Which years had negative results.
  • SWOT of the company as of Year 20
  • Recommendations for future strategy

Please choose and complete one of the following:

Question A

Complete a Capstone Project Activity Report (see Appendix B) in which you provide your instructor with a brief but formal update on your progress to date. This Activity Report is intended to serve as both a self-pacing mechanism but also to ensure that any changes in your Workplan or Schedule of Deliverables (Appendix A) are also reported.

Be sure to include updated submission dates for your milestones.

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