Deliverable Length: 900–1,000 words (Not. incl. cover page copy and reference list copy)
“Library Research Project: Senior leaders must understand how to motivate employees in a variety of ways. Research major motivational theories, and pick 3 theories to discuss.
For each motivational theory, address the following:
- Briefly describe each theory, including its history, foundation, model, and application.
- Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each theory.
- Explain options and strategies an organization can use to apply this theory to motivating employees.
- Select 1 theory to implement, and develop specific methods for implementation explaining your rationale for the selection of this theory and your implementation design.”
Health sciences and medicine
• Identify the disaster and resulting population health issue.
• Describe the epidemiological considerations resulting from this disaster. Support your response with specific examples and evidence from the literature.
• Discuss the factors that made the community’s and/or nation’s response effective or ineffective.
Analyzes the Five Pillars of Islam.
1. Why do you think they are referred to as pillars of Islam?
2. Discuss and analyze each of these pillars and the ways that they together provide a comprehensive lifestyle
and a moral/ethical framework for the varied peoples who comprise the 1.3 billion Muslims of the Umma, or religious
community of the religion.
3. What comparable principles or practices does the Christian community have to ” provide a comprehensive
lifestyle and moral/ethical framework"e; for the varied peoples of Christianity?
Evaluate the effectiveness of technology in monitoring national borders and preventing
trafficking of drugs or humans. (Criminology)
Explain at least three challenges and three opportunities that might face an international executive over the next 5 years
Describe possible solutions of how these situations could be addressed to increase a firms competitive advantage.
Analyze the impact of at least four economic drivers which might impact globalization
Answer ONE of the following essay questions in no more than 1200 words.
1. On page eight of the textbook it states that the authors of the Dictionary of Sociology (Abercrombie, Hill and Turner) describe culture as “the symbolic and learned, non-biological aspects of human society, including language, custom and convention, by which human behaviour can be distinguished from other primates”. Reflect on how the culture of Islam could be understood when considering the following statement by Ayaan Hirsi Ali from an essay titled Why Islam Needs a Reformation: “As I see it, the fundamental problem is that the majority of otherwise peaceful and law-abiding Muslims are unwilling to acknowledge, much less to repudiate, the theological warrant for intolerance and violence embedded in their own religious texts. It simply will not do for Muslims to claim that their religion has been ‘hijacked’ by extremists”. Your response must include the analysis of at least three specific examples related to language, custom and convention.
2. Roller derby has frequently been considered an ‘alternative’ sport, but ‘alternative’ to what? What does this description tell us about ideas of ‘society’ and ‘culture’? Using three examples related to roller derby, explore the question ‘what is society?’.
3. Is our contemporary society’s engagement with the Internet a positive thing that simply encourages enhanced understanding, or does it entrench us further into a virtual world where racism can go unchecked and continue to be an ongoing problem in Australia? Compare and contrast the use of this technology in Australia. Your response must use at least two examples from your everyday life and one from the textbook to support your position.
4. In a recent interview on ABC Lateline with Ticky Fullerton, fellow journalist Stan Grant said of Adam Goodes: “This is an extraordinary man but when he hears these boos, like all of us the wound is re-opened because success doesn’t close the wound.” Critically analyse that statement using sociologist Antonio Gramsci’s argument on page 31 of the textbook about culture and politics.
5. In a recent article in The Conversation, Gerry Redmond said: “However, the issue of intergenerational mobility – the extent to which parents’ education, occupation or income determines that of their children after they in turn reach adulthood – is a sensitive subject in Australia, which has historically prided itself on being a classless society”. How does the myth of Australia being a classless society continue to circulate? Through an analysis of education opportunities in Australia, explore how this myth may allow a wealthy and privileged minority of Australians to reinforce ongoing inequality while making their exercise of power all but invisible. Use philosopher Michel Foucault’s theory of power to support your argument.
(a) Choose a firm from the FTSE 100 and assess its background in terms of its most material sustainability risks. (20Marks)
(b)Assess who the organisations main stakeholders are using a theoretical model such as Stakeholder Salience (Mitchell, Agle and Wood, 1997) or Primary and Secondary stakeholders (Stake, 1991). (20Marks)
(c)Review the organisations reporting mechanisms including the annual and CSR report to assess how the material risks are addressed as well as stakeholders. (30Marks)
(d)To what extent do you believe internal and external factors to be impacting the way in which the information is reported? (20Marks)
(e)Provide a conclusion regarding how effective the accountability is and to what extent stakeholders of the information have been effectively identified. (10Marks)
1. Do you think that governments should consider human rights when granting preferential trading rights to countries? What are the arguments for and against taking such a position?
4. You are an employee of an U.S. firm that produces personal computers in Thailand and then exports them to the United States and other countries for sale. The personal computers were originally produced in Thailand to take advantage of relatively low labor costs and a skilled workforce. Other possible locations considered at that time were Malaysia and Hong Kong. The U.S. government decides to impose punitive 100% ad valorem tariffs on imports of computers from Thailand to punish the country for administrative trade barriers that restrict U.S. exports to Thailand. How do you think your firm should respond? What does this tell you about the use of targeted trade barriers?i
Finance and Accounting
1. Suppose the board were going to invest in an ordinary annuity requiring a payment of $10,000 over the next five years with an interest rate of 5%. What is the future value of this ordinary annuity investment?
2. The board is considering other options for investing as well. For example, they want to double their investment of $70,000 over the next 12 years by using conventional securities with a projected return of 6%. Does the present value of the investment indicate that this is possible?
3. Cosgrove and O’Connor (2009) argue that rapidly changing investment landscape poses a problem for consumers earning revenue from investing. After reading Cosgrove and O’Connors article and doing additional research, respond to the following questions: What are the criteria you, acting in a fiduciary capacity as a trustee for your clients, should examine in considering annuities? What are the common characteristics of variable annuity and equity-indexed annuity? Why did the federal government classify equity-indexed annuities as securities under the federal securities laws? Who does it benefit? List and identify five key issues for a clients investment in, or sale of, variable annuities and/or equity-indexed annuities.
We all face potential hazards in our workplaces and in our homes. Ideally we can eliminate or control many of these; however, if and when they occur, a Risk Assessment Plan is our best defense. To understand the preparation and use of such a plan,
1. Identify at least three possible risks that exist in THE workplace or home.
2. For each of the three or more risks:
Describe the task being performed when the risk might occur (washing dishes, moving a desk, etc.).
Describe the hazard type (shock, fall, etc.).
Prepare a description of how to control the hazard once it occurs (dilute, neutralize, etc.).
Choose what personal safety equipment, tools, or other items that should be readily available in advance of the hazard occurring.