Find a Psychopathy related episode from a TV show on Netflix (Canada) or any other accessible source – Sherlock, Brooklyn nine-nine, Criminal Minds can be good examples
Find a Psychopathy related episode from a TV show on Netflix (Canada) or any other accessible source – Sherlock, Brooklyn nine-nine, Criminal Minds can be good examples. – It must be a TV show, and it should be one episode. – Explain if it is an accurate depiction of psychopathy on that tv show, according to the research papers. – Research papers should be about a study that has results and must be peer reviewed. -Please summarize 2 of the studies (provide me with the research papers) – The paper should not exceed 4 pages. —– Below are detailed instructions for the assignment. •Find 1 episode demonstrating your topic/issue –Can be accurate or inaccurate depiction •Find 3 peer-reviewed empirical articles providing evidence/support for your issue •Introduction – presents issue to discuss and TV show to be critiqued •Psychological Literature Review – Summarize your research articles and provide an overview of the current state of the field with respect to your topic (text can be used to supplement) •Media Portrayal – describe depiction in episode you selected and whether accurate/inaccurate •Conclusion – summarize key points and include at least 1 potential implication •APA format – see Canvas for resources •Maximum 4 pages, double-spaced –> no more than 4 pages, they will stop reading. •Times New Roman 12-point font •Include title page and reference page – in APA format (not included in 4 page maximum) •Proper use of APA format: –Title page/running head/layout/pagination/reference page •Articles –3 peer-reviewed empirical articles (not literature review articles – articles should describe a research study) •Introduction –Topic and TV show clearly introduced (concisely) •Psychological Literature Review –Summary of research –Summary of key findings –Clear statement of current state in the field, using articles to support argument •Media Portrayal –Provide brief summary of depiction of issue –Clearly state whether accurate/inaccurate portrayal –Integrates psychological research summary to support above •Conclusion –Key points summarized –Provides at least 1 potential implication (for CJS, public, etc.) •Writing Quality –Spelling, grammar, easy to read/follow
GOVERNANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT AUDIT EXERCISE
Introduction and assessment task
Actions are dictated by values. Identifying organisational values – both proclaimed and actual – will assist an organisation to ensure that most, if not all, its actions are commensurate with these values, and enable it to put in place a robust structure to support the ‘operationalisation’ of its values.
Many governance and risk management problems for multinationals and companies trading far from their home base, for example, arise because of differing value systems. A governance and risk management audit helps an organisation to establish clear guidelines about the limits of acceptable behaviour which are consistent world-wide, while recognising where appropriate local social differences. In other words, a governance and risk management audit articulates the core values of an organisation, and assesses the consistency of their internal and external application: internal with respect to what the company or organisation says about itself in its various documents, such as statements about mission and conduct; external with respect to how they act in their host societies and internationally.
A governance and risk management audit always begins internally, with a review of ‘paper’, ‘processes’ and ‘people.’ The findings of the audit are then tested out with stakeholder groups, to ensure that the values base is one which is shared by, or at the least acceptable to, key stakeholders. The results provide important management information, and can (and ideally should) be used to report on the organisation’s social and/or governance performance, either as part of the Annual Report or as a supplementary report.
In this assessment, you are asked to conduct a governance and risk management audit of an organisation with which you have had some association. It could be a large company, a family business, a school, a hospital, a not-for-profit organisation. It could be any organisation that provides a service or conducts any form of social activity that involves:
In this assessment, you are asked to conduct a values and risk audit of an organisation with which you have had some association. It could be a large company, a family business, a school, a hospital, a not-for-profit organisation. It could be any organisation that provides a service or conducts any form of social activity that involves:
1. Some form of statement about what it does and its commitments. This could be a company or organisational mission statement; or marketing material; or any document in which the organisation defines its commitment to abiding by the law, or certain moral codes, or specific cultural or communal commitments. In other words, anything that articulates what the company/organisation stands for with respect to governance and social responsibility. It might be as generic as saying, as Google does, “do no evil”, or as specific as BHP Billiton’s commitment to observing best practice in land remediation of spent mines;
2. Some level of financial management and accountability. This can be at a very high level for a large company, or very modest in a small family business. Either way, there has to be some level of financial or resource accountability, and some level of responsibility for what the organisation does in the conduct of its activities;
3. A recognised set of risks to the organisation’s well-being, or to the interest of its stakeholders, that are articulated in some way, whether in the form of an organisational risk management strategy, or some other less formal method of assessing and addressing organisational and/or stakeholder risks.
4. A defined set of services or products. That is, the organisation’s outputs – what it offers its client or customers;
5. A customer or client base. There must be some customer or client base for the audit to make sense, and this needs to be identified, namely, who the organisations serves or supplies.
6. Some level of management structure or identifiable managerial accountabilities responsible for organisational governance and risk assessment and management. For our purposes, an anarchic group of people just doing things for the sake of it to help others, or themselves, but with no formal structure, is not a suitable subject for this exercise. There must be some specific roles and accountabilities, even if poorly defined.
What you are asked to do is to conduct a mini-audit of the organisation that describes the above elements, analyses how well and appropriately the organisation manages its stated governance and risk management commitments, and provide a set of recommendations on how the organisation may enhance its governance and risk management performance.
First read the below to give you a better idea of the big picture, so to speak. Note: you are NOT expected to conduct a full governance and risk management audit with detailed interviews and in-depth analyses of organisational documents. What you are asked to do is a ‘mini-audit’ in which you select an organisation and:
1. Give an overview of the organisation – what it does and how it promotes itself to its shareholder (where relevant) and stakeholders, through official documents, policies, procedures, and advertising. Provide evidence in the form of attachments, but only important documents, or selections that make your point. Don’t go overboard with attachments and evidence; just enough to make your point, and no more.
2. Clearly state the ‘advertised’ values of the organisation – what it says it stands for. Where these are unclear, try to tease them out.
3. Describe the processes the organisation has in place that promote, monitor, review, action its value commitments. Again, you can’t do everything, so be selective. In your general overview of the organisation’s value commitments, you can state that the organisation is committed to x, y and z, but focus only on z, for example. In other words, don’t be too ambitious. You don’t have much time to complete what could be quite a detailed exercise. So focus on something that is representative of the company’s values commitment (or otherwise!).
4. Review the history of the organisation over the recent past, say, 5 years. You don’t have to be rigid about this. If 10 years is a more appropriate frame of reference, then that’s fine. What you are looking for here is the extent to which the company has been true to its commitments. What evidence can you find one way or another? Remember, corporate governance and/or CSR undertakings are major value commitments of an organisation, and are absolutely central to this assessment.
5. If possible, interview a few key stakeholders for their views. This is not always
possible, but may be very relevant in some circumstances. This is up to you. You do NOT have to interview anyone. But if you can, and if it is relevant, then this would be a good way to get more data on the organisation’s fulfilment or otherwise of its value commitments.
6. Draw some conclusions about the company’s integrity (more on this below). In other words, discuss what you have found. No need to be definite or definitive, since this is only a mini-audit. But it can be indicative, and serve as the preliminary study for a much deeper investigation. In other words, this is ‘audit lite’, so to speak, in which you do a fairly quick and succinct review of an organisation to see if there is anything that would lead you to look more deeply.
7. You need to be specific about the things you find that indicate organisational integrity, and those that indicate organisational hypocrisy. You are not asked to solve the problems you find, but once you have identified key issues, discuss them in light of the key issues covered in the unit.
8. You do not have to provide heavy academic referencing, but where possible, draw on examples from the readings and unit guide, and any other sources that you believe to be relevant. Again, no need to go overboard. Just cite those sources and references that you have actually used; not a long list for the sake of impressing the marker – the opposite will be the case. You will get good marks for authenticity and sound analysis.
It is important to note that a full-blown governance and risk management audit is a comprehensive and integral approach: integral, because it combines different approaches with different methodologies, and comprehensive, because it takes the entire organisation (including its environment) into consideration with all the different perspectives that prevail in different functional areas. The latter especially finds expression in the values assessment process. The fact that values and policies are discussed ensures that they are looked at from different angles, taking various fields of interest into consideration. In a full-blown audit, it is particularly critical that values are checked for economic viability as well, to balance social and values aspirations, because governance and risk management policies which are not based upon solid business economic grounds will not endure very long. In a full- blown, large scale audit, it is essential that the social mission and the economic mission of a company go hand in hand.
However, remember, you will not be undertaking a full-blown, comprehensive audit. There is no specific template for the audit, because we wish to see what you come up with as an appropriate format for the sort of organisation you are auditing.
1. Governance and risk management Audit
The reasons for examining the state of an organisation’s values are many and various. They include external social pressures, risk management, stakeholder obligations, and identifying a baseline to measure future improvements. In some cases, organisations are driven to it by a gross failure in ethics, which may have resulted in costly legal action or stricter government regulation. More often, however, organisations simply want to know if they are doing the right thing with respect to their governance commitments, the law, their shareholders and their stakeholders.
Governance and risk management auditing is a process which assesses the internal and external consistency of an organisation’s values base. The key aspect is that it is valuelinked, and that it incorporates a stakeholder approach. Its objectives are two-fold: it is intended for accountability and transparency towards stakeholders and it is intended for internal control, to meet the governance objectives of the organisation.
The point of such an audit is that it enables an organisation to see itself through a variety of lenses: it captures the organisation’s values profile. Companies recognise the importance of their financial profile for their investors, of their service profile for their customers, and of their profile as an employer for their current and potential employees. A values profile brings together all of the factors which affect an organisation’s reputation, by examining the way in which it does business. By taking a picture of the value system at a given point in time, it can:
• clarify the actual values according to which the organisation operates;
• provide a baseline by which to measure future improvement;
• learn how to meet any social or governance expectations which are not currently being met. Importantly, these are expectations that the organisation has set for itself – not expectations set by others;
• give stakeholders the opportunity to clarify their expectations of the organisation’s behaviour. Importantly, it assists the organisation to better understand who its actual stakeholders are;
• identify specific problem areas within the organisation with respect to its stated social and governance values;
• learn about the issues which motivate employees and managers;
• identify general areas of vulnerability, particularly related to lack of openness.
2. International business
You are not required to select an international or multinational orgnanisation, but if you do select one, you need to be mindful of the following. Multinational companies face special issues in relation to governance and risk management auditing. It is, though, precisely these special issues which can make governance and risk management auditing so important to multinationals. Executives of such companies are well aware of the added complications which operating across a number of cultures brings. But problems tend to multiply when differing value bases are permitted to take hold within different cultures. It may have seemed acceptable for Shell to apply differing environmental standards to their drilling in Ogoniland decades ago to those they applied in Europe or North America – but in an era of acute global consciousness of the interdependence of the world ecosystem the same standards are rightly expected in every continent.
One of the issues which most concerns multinationals is that of corruption: how to do business in countries where backhanders are expected in the common course of events. The United States has brought in legislation – the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – which forbids US companies to engage in this when dealing with the public sector in other countries. Australian laws are also specific with respect to corruption. This, perhaps, more than any other, is an area where executives might like to set themselves Warren Buffet’s publicity test: how would I feel if my behaviour were headlined in my city’s local newspaper? How would I feel if my family knew about it?
Working practices and human rights are other major areas of concern. Some companies make a principled withdrawal from countries where they could otherwise manufacture profitably, because they are not prepared to work within that regime, as Levi Strauss did in China. Some companies withdrew from South Africa because they would not cooperate with apartheid; others believed that they could set an example and give opportunities to black people they would not otherwise have had. Protest from outraged consumers may force companies manufacturing in India or Thailand to sack the underage children they were previously employing as machinists – but what if the 12 and 13 year old girls are then forced into prostitution to survive?
Companies alone cannot right all the evils of society. Many of the decisions they have to take have no ideally right or ideally good answer. What matters is that they should have a clearly thought out framework of governance and risk management, and that these values should be consistent wherever they operate. A multinational company must test its values across all its areas of operation if it wants the findings of its governance and risk management audit to be comprehensive and provide the greatest payback in terms of identifying potential areas of vulnerability to consumer pressure.
3. Stakeholder power
Stakeholder power is increasingly being wielded to affect organisational behaviour. Boycotts are called to protest against specific company actions: Nestle’s sales suffered from the boycott protesting about their policy on selling baby milk in the third world, and Shell were forced to change their plans for disposal of the Brent Spar oil platform when
German consumers stopped buying Shell petrol. A 1995 poll of 30,000 consumers in the UK showed that one in three had boycotted stores or products in the previous because of concerns about governance and risk management standards, and six in ten were prepared to boycott in the future. Almost two in three of those surveyed were more concerned about governance and risk management issues at the time of interview than they had been previously.
Pressure groups are growing more professional and more vociferous. Where in the past unethical or hypocritical behaviour by a company might have been kept quiet by skilled public relations people, there is now greater likelihood that someone within a company will alert the relevant pressure group (loyalty to employers being lessened, and concern for the public good being greater) and that the pressure group will succeed in generating significant publicity about the incident. One of the greatest benefits of the governance and risk management audit is that it assists an organisation to scan its environment, to identify the issues that are most likely to provoke action by pressure groups. It also gives the organisation an opportunity to encourage such groups to participate in the decisionmaking process, or at the very least to inform them fully of the organisation’s position.
In the move to total quality, suppliers become key stakeholders. The quality of components or raw materials used is crucial. Their timely delivery is crucial; their reliability is crucial. The best suppliers want to develop long term relationships with customers whom they can trust to deal fairly with them and to pay on time.
The picture which develops here is of an organisation/business at the centre of a network of relationships – relationships with employees, with customers, with shareholders, with society at large. Each organisation may have other groups of people whom it considers to be key stakeholders. For example, a company with particular environmental concerns may consider future generations to be key stakeholders; other companies may see their retired employees as being important, while still others may have strong links with pressure groups and voluntary organisations.
Governance and risk management auditing enables organisations to better comprehend these relationships. All relationships are based on values such as trust and an expectation of fair dealing. Understanding these dynamics and finding out where expectations and perceptions differ give an organisation a head start on maintaining strong and stable relationships.
In contrast to social auditing, which aims primarily at measuring the social impact of a company on its environment, the governance and risk management audit from the outset is value-linked. It measures the ‘governance and risk management climate’, so to speak, of an organisation by analysing the values on which organisational actions are based. Essentially, it is a kind of integrity or, more cynically, a ‘hypocrisy’ analysis – how faithful is an organisation to its declared governance and/or CSR values?
A governance and risk management audit is organisation-centred. It is not an audit of the values of individual managers or employees, although clearly individual values play an enormous role in determining the values of an organisation and the extent to which it is true to its values. In part these values are connected with public opinion on matters such as respect, justice and responsibility and can, to some extent, be derived from the rights and interests of stakeholders, but the bottom-line is that the organisation ought to adhere to its publicly stated values.
4. Stakeholder perspective
The objectives of the governance and risk management audit are two-fold. On the one hand, the audit is intended for accountability and transparency towards stakeholders; on the other hand, the audit is intended for internal control in order to meet the governance and risk management objectives of the organisation. One of the aims of the governance and risk management audit is to give an organisation the opportunity to track progress through the years and to find out where there is still some work to do with regard to its governance and risk management objectives.
Accountability requires that stakeholders are provided with such information as they have a right to. The right to information is determined by: (a) the social environment within which the relationship between the organisation and the stakeholder is set (thus current legal standards would represent a minimum basis for accountability); plus (b) the organisation’s own decisions about which stakeholders it particularly wishes to recognise and emphasise. Thus, stakeholder groups do not have an absolute claim on businesses to provide them with information, because the extent to which an organisation is accountable to stakeholders depends on the particular social environment of the organisation, on its conception of relevant stakeholders and on the social responsibility the organisation is willing to take for justifying its actions towards a particular stakeholder group. Therefore, stakeholders’ right to information is in a large measure related to a positive duty that the organisation has committed itself to.
It is possible and justified to assign different weights to the interests of different stakeholder groups. Clearly not all stakeholders can ever be involved in an auditing process. For most organisations, the external stakeholders which are included will be restricted to the minimum of: shareholders, customers, suppliers and the wider community, although one could think of many more groups that could be of importance to a specific organisation. The fact that the number of stakeholder-groups taken into consideration is limited indicates that certain stakeholders are perceived as being more important than others.
Second, stakeholder concerns will differ between groups. It is obvious that more important stakeholders will have greater influence on an organisation’s actions, and that, in the case of conflicting concerns, the interests of the stakeholder group with the most influence will prevail. Dialogue with stakeholders is carried out in the external governance and risk management assessment process and in this process the interests of stakeholders are identified and balanced according to the weight the company assigns to each stakeholder group.
The objective of accountability towards stakeholders requires information about general issues such as product safety, the environment, employee relations, etc. An ethical bookkeeping system collects data systematically about the organisation’s values behaviour, which is relevant for stakeholders. This process is most likely to include ‘hard’ information, including for instance complaints of stakeholders, business accidents or fines for unethical behaviour. A significant quantity of this data will already be present in the organisation’s ‘normal’ accounting and management information systems (e.g. human resources information: number and level of female employees, payment ratios for employees of different ethnic origin, etc.). By collecting this kind of information a company is in fact keeping some records on the social impact of its actions and policies and therefore we might consider this social accounting.
The term ‘values accounting’ is used to refer to the process in which data is gathered with regard to organisational governance and risk management. This will include looking at the information provided by the bookkeeping system and looking at the ‘paper’ and ethicsrelated processes in the organisation, in order to lay bare the (explicit and implicit) value system of the organisation through analysis. Value-linked corporate behaviour derived from bookkeeping records, will be tested against current guidelines and opinions on environmental issues, hiring/firing policies, etc. A comprehensive check-list (with regard to lines of communication, reward systems, chain of command, etc.) is used to determine what behaviour the organisation values. This is done by looking at the formal and informal structures and processes in the organisation.
In the internal governance and risk management assessment process the prevailing values of employees are examined through interviews, surveys, questionnaires, etc. The outcomes are then related to the value system of the organisation, revealed by the accounting process. By doing this the values gap (different perceptions on the organisation’s values) is identified, as well as conflicting interests within the organisation and values that are inconsistent with each other. But internal values assessment is not only concerned with uncovering prevailing values, it also looks at what the organisational values should be. Since the purpose of internal auditing is to measure the compliance of facts with norms, these norms – being the values the organisation wants to incorporate – must be clear. This might be the case as a result of an earlier participative process (written down in a values statement or not), but it is important that this is an on-going process in order to make sure that the company perseveres with these values. So, internal values assessment is also concerned with internal audits. This is done by listening to employees (the original meaning of the word audit being derived from the Latin word ‘audire’ means to listen). Workshops and small group discussions often further raise governance and risk management awareness and can be an important tool for building consensus.
You will have limited time to conduct your governance and risk management audit, so any interviews you may undertake will have to be limited in time and scope.
So, the governance and risk management audit will result in the identification of (actual) organisational values on the one hand, and, on the other, the general direction of how the organisation wants to develop its value system. The findings will therefore need to be translated into action planning for the following year. If the governance and risk management audit is performed every year or every other year, an organisation should be able to track its progress based upon the baseline information provided by the different elements of the governance and risk management audit. Hence, the governance and risk management audit provides a snapshot of the integrity of a company.
• The purpose of the audit is to provide an analysis of the values commitment of the organisation. You can focus on key issues, or a business unit, or, if the business is small, the whole organisation.
• Remember to provide relevant contextual overview of the organisation/business unit/issue and information on key personnel/groups/stakeholders.
• Where the organisation has a specific governance or CSR statement, this must be included in your documentation.
• In effect, you are being asked to provide a gap analysis, i.e. the gap between commitments and action. Therefore, you must provide an account of what the commitments are, and what the organisation has done (or not done) to keep those commitments.
• You also need to analyse why you think there is a gap, or no gap between commitments and performance. This is where you can use the theory presented in the unit along with case study examples.
• Indicative length: 3000 words, not including attachments, references or endnotes. Need not be exactly this, but if you fall too far short, by more than a 100 words or so, you may lose marks. If you fall short by a 1000 words, you will definitely lose marks.
• However, brevity will be rewarded over bloat, therefore try to be succinct and to the point. Use appendices for the detail and present in a format appropriate to your organisation’s context and practices.
• Use the Harvard referencing style when citing sources. You will lose marks if you fail to do this.
• You may add links to YouTube clips or other multimedia if appropriate as evidence.
• This is an individual task and not group work.
• This assessment is worth 50% of your total unit mark.
• Due date: Week 12
Assessment 2: Group assignment
Length: 2500 words,
This length limit does not include any text, figures, tables, in-text references, the cover page, table of contents, or list of references and any appendices (at the end of assignment).
Topic: Workplaces today are undergoing dramatic changes and the future presents many challenges and opportunities for both HRM and employees.
Technological change, particularly the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and new generation robotics, are said to represent a “third wave” of economic development that will displace current jobs and current employment patterns and will fundamentally impact upon the very fabric of society itself.
1. Broadly discuss these trends and also discuss their impact at the societal level in 40 to 50 year’s time. Will society be better or worse overall for most people? 500 words
2. Select 3 occupations e.g. Taxi drivers, doctors, teachers, supervisors, small business owners, creative industries
a. present data on the current demographics for these occupations in Australia as well as the changes in that group over the last 40 years. You must establish the size and composition of that occupational category going back to 1970 and analyze trends.
b. then predict the future situation for your chosen occupations in 2060 Consider major decline, no change or major improvement and indicate which is most likely and justify. 500 words for each occupation, separate headings for each 3.
Finally, in your conclusion please discuss (500 words)
a) What are the implications for employees today (i.e. different way of working, new skills etc.)?
b) What are the implications for leaders and managers?
Format your report should be structured as follows:
1. Introduction – AI and robotics (500 words)
This states the purpose and structure of the paper, and identifies the main theme or proposition(s) that you are trying to prove. It tells the reader what to expect.
2. Body – Choose 3 occupations and demonstrate changes over the last 40 years (500 words each)
1. In the body of the paper you are trying to build a logical argument that supports the main theme or proposition. The body needs to be consistent with what you have said you are going to do in the introduction.
2. Each paragraph should have a topic sentence, and the points you are making should reflect that topic.
3. Use theory and examples to explain your argument. Remember that you are trying to present a logical, cohesive and clear analysis of the key issues that you have identified, and to use these to support your proposition or theme in a systematic way.
4. You only have 2500 words therefore you will need to be succinct and persuasive in presenting your argument.
3. Conclusion and recommendations (500 words)
1. A conclusion is not just a list of the key points you have made. You need to draw together your key points to demonstrate that you have supported your theme or proven your proposition(s)
. 2. The conclusion needs to be consistent with both the introduction and the body of the report.
Use of academic literature/overall presentation
1. Makes limited use of textbook (or other text books), relying on primary sources to support the argument. Appropriate and accurate demographic analysis showing evidence of research skills
2. Sources are referenced consistently and comprehensively using the APA or Harvard referencing system.
3. Use of language appropriate to an academic report; Presentation is professional (e.g. spell and grammar checked, judicious use of headings, etc)
How did political divisions in the early Republic follow social divisions? Why was this the case?
Between 1936 and 1938, the Works Progress Administration sponsored a Federal Writers’ Project dedicated to chronicling the experience of slavery as remembered by former slaves.
Between 1936 and 1938, the Works Progress Administration sponsored a Federal Writers’ Project dedicated to chronicling the experience of slavery as remembered by former slaves. African-American men and women who were born into slavery were interviewed by WPA workers. Their stories were recorded, transcribed, and combined into one of the largest oral history collections in American history.
Step 1: Go to the following site: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project 1936-1938-
Look through as much as you can. This includes all the articles/essays provided under Articles and Essays ( https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/articles-and-essays/ ) as well as all of the sub-pages provided under the header of “An Introduction to the WPA Slave Narratives” (starting with “Slave Narratives from Slavery to the Great Depression” ( https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/articles-and-essays/introduction-to-the-wpa-slave-narratives/ ) and ending with “Appendix II: Race of Interviewers”). There is SO MUCH good information in here. You will get a lot out of the additional research! It is very important to get a full understanding of this entire project.
Step 2: Select a slave narrative to read at one of the following sites:
Index of Narratives (University of Virginia)- http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/index.html
Library of Congress: Slave Narrative Volumes I-XVII – https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/
Step 3: Construct your essay (please write in paragraph form and use complete sentences) by answering the following questions about the narrative you selected:
Who did you select?
How old were they? Where were they from?
What did they talk about?
Was their account a more optimistic or pessimistic (positive or negative) account of their past?
What can you learn from this transcript about slavery? What can you learn from this transcript about the Great Depression? (Note: Saying anything along the lines of “the source didn’t mention the Great Depression” is NOT an acceptable answer to this question. If you can’t find an answer – dig deeper)
Do you think it is a legitimate source to study history from?
Can you think of any factors that may cause these not to be a legitimate source?
What is your overall opinion about using the slave narratives to study from?
Remember: Your submission is expected to be 350-500 words. Anything over 500 words is fine, but if your submission is less than 350 words, you will lose points. Headings (name, date, class, etc.), titles, and words cited do not count in an official word count.
Please Note: I do not grade attachments. You MUST copy-and-paste your entry directly into the submission box!
Remember the class policy on Digital Submissions and Turnitin.com as listed in the syllabus: “I run everything through Turnitin.com. This is not a secret and not something I hide. If any assignment comes up as being more than 25% copied you will automatically get a ZERO. If it happens a second time, you will fail the course.
Research Paper 3 Due date: 19 October 2015 Value: 35% Objectives The course objectives met by this assignment
Research Paper 3
Due date: 19 October 2015
The course objectives met by this assignment include:
• Course specifications are available online from the USQ website http://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/ . Always check the website for the latest version.
This assessment item covers chapters 1-12. Using the organisation from your last two assessment items, you are now addressing controlling risk, protection mechanisms, personnel and security, law and ethics specifically. Provide the organisation with the necessary guidelines for implementation. Your solution will incorporate specific aspects from all the chapters as you are building your argument for this requirement.
You are also required to review the PRT Network Monitor that you can find on this web site http://www.paessler.com/prtg. This web site provides you with the executable which you need to download. It also provides you with a lot of information on how to use it. The organisation has decided to use this software for now, and you are requested to try out installation and use of this monitor. While the web site has documentation available (videos, help, explanations, etc.), the organisation needs you to trial this monitor and to report any issues and limitations.
Write a report in accordance to the recommendations of the links on the study desk. The word-count limit for the introduction, body and conclusion of this report is set at about 3000 words. Use five (5) or more resources for your citing and referencing in Harvard style.
• Submit your word document through your study desk – a link will be available on the study desk.
Marking criteria for research paper 3 – CIS8018
Student name: ___________________________ Student number: ____________________
Structured development of research paper
Logical flow leading the reader from start to finish on a clear path of addressing the assessment specification; strong focus on the specific requirements with interweaving of relevant aspects of all chapters; succinct reporting of issues and limitations installation and use of monitor; applied correct report format.
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective 25-30
Good work – minor issue 15-24
Requires more work 5-14
Very poor effort 0-5
Depth of research/ critical reflection
Reason to support findings: focus on depth of controlling risk, protection mechanisms, personnel and security, law and ethics; specific focus related back to previous chapters; critical review of PRT monitor identifying issues showing proactive investigation into purpose and usefulness of PRT monitor
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective 25-30
Good work – minor issue 15-24
Requires more work 5-14
Very poor effort 0-5
Understanding of key ideas and concepts
Understood the course material; able to identify key ideas and concept within a real life scenario of issues; able to explain an issue with the use of key ideas and concepts; able to relate own experience to course material and issue by introducing own perspective
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective 25-30
Good work – minor issue 15-24
Requires more work 5-14
Very poor effort 0-5
Evidence of support
Citing and referencing: Correct within text Harvard citing; correct Harvard referencing; used more than five (5) sources (book, journal article, report, news article on the internet) in addition to the course text book.
Excellent meets all the requires for this objective 8-10
Good work – minor issue 6-7
Requires more work 4-5
Very poor effort 0-3
HI6007 Assessment Three
Business Research Report Proposal: FINAL Research Proposal
Due Friday Week 12
The FINAL research proposal will consist of the following NINE (9) items:
1. A business research topic.
Strengthen and improve initial proposal.
2. A brief literature review of the research topic
Produce 2 to 3 pages on background information on your research topic.
3. Research questions for the identified problem or opportunity
Strengthen and improve initial proposal
4. Appropriate research methodologies and techniques to use for the research project
Strengthen and improve initial proposal
5. A project plan using a Gantt Chart and clearly defined milestones (if in a group with clearly defined individual tasks, contributions and milestones)
Use Microsoft Project or other software to produce the Gantt Chart.
Your milestones for HI6008 are:
Week 6: Literature Review due.
Week 10: Data Collection and Analysis Report due.
Week 14: Final Business Research (Capstone) Thesis due.
6. Description of the research process
Strengthen and improve initial proposal
7. Description of data collection and analysis methods
Strengthen and improve initial proposal
8. Description of expected research outcomes
Strengthen and improve initial proposal
9. A completed Ethics Checklist.
Complete and sign ethics checklist below and attach with FINAL research project proposal.
All students will need to pass the final research proposal submitted in week 12 to be able to start the capstone research proposal in HI6008 the following semester.
Submit hard copy of FINAL research report to Holmes by 4pm on Friday of Week 12.
ETHICS CHECKLIST FOR STUDENT RESEARCHERS
• This checklist is designed to alert you to your ethical obligations when you conduct research involving human subjects.
• These questions must be answered when a research project is proposed and before a research project is implemented.
• Attach the completed checklist to your final research proposal in week 12.
Student Name and ID: _______________________________________
Title of the Project: ______________________________________________________________________
Please circle your answers:
1) Will the human subjects be informed of the nature of their involvement in the collection
of data and of features of the research that reasonably might be expected to influence
willingness to participate? Yes No
2) Will the human subjects be told that they can discontinue their participation at any time? Yes No
3) Will the human subjects in your study be aware that they are the targets of research? Yes No
4) If the subjects are underage, will their guardians be asked to sign the consent form? Yes No N/A
5) Is the confidentiality of the human subject’s identity positively ensured? Yes No
6) In cases where there is a possibility that the human subject’s identity can be deduced by Yes No
someone other than the researcher, is the subject’s right to withdraw his/her data
7) Will the researcher fulfil all the promises made to the human subjects including providing Yes No
the summary of the findings upon request?
8) Will all necessary measures be taken to protect the physical safety of Yes No
the human subjects from dangers such as faulty electrical equipment, poor
grounding, lack of oxygen, falls, traffic & industrial accidents, possibility
of hearing or vision loss etc.?
9) Will the human subject be debriefed (told the true nature of the study) after Yes No
the data has been collected?
10) In cases in which the human subject is dissatisfied or a complaint about the researcher or Yes No
procedure, will the researcher explain to the human subject that he or she may express
this complaint to the Subject Coordinator?
11) Does the study involve concealment from and/or deception of the human subject? Yes No
12) Will deception be used in order to obtain agreement to participate? Yes No
13) Will the study involve human subjects who are legally or otherwise not in a position to
give their valid consent to participate such as children, prison inmates, mental patients? Yes No
14) Will information on your human subjects be obtained from third parties? Yes No
15) Will any coercion be exerted upon subjects to participate? Yes No
16) Will the study involve physical stress to the human subjects such as might Yes No
result from heat, noise, electric shock, pain, sleep loss, deprivation of
food and drink, drugs, alcohol?
17) Will the study cause any mental discomfort to the human subjects such as fear, Yes No
anxiety, loss of self-esteem, shame, guilt, embarrassment etc.?
18) Could publication of the research results possibly interfere with strict confidentiality? Yes No
19) Could publication of the research results possibly harm the human subject –
either directly or through identification with his/her membership group? Yes No
20) Are there other aspects of the study that may interfere with the protection of the Yes No
well-being of the human subjects?
If you have selected NO for any of the questions 1 to 10 and/or you have selected YES for any of the questions 11 o 20, please provide comments to clarify your choice (use additional pages if necessary).
Signature of the Student Researcher: ________________________________________________________
APPROVED: _______________________________________ Date: ___________________________
Signature of Subject Coordinator
ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title SPO101 Introduction to Sports Management
Assessment Assessment 2: New sport outline report
Length 2,000 words
Learning Outcomes a) Describe the global sport and recreation business environment
b) Apply management and business planning tools to the sport industry
c) Understand and explain risk in a sport business context
d) Identify social and ethical issues that can influence the sport business community
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday – end of Module 6
Total Marks 100 marks
Your second assessment follows on from the brief for a new sport that you submitted in assessment 1.
Develop the final form of the sport that you have invented including:
? Introduction to the sport – name, concept, target market, season or time of year ? Mission and/or Vision Statement – what is the purpose of this new sport?
? Goals and Objectives – how will you establish this sport in the next 3-5 years?
? Proposed Governance Structure – how would you structure the Board of Management?
? SWOT Analysis – table format with five factors in each of the four segments
? Risk Matrix – potential risks and strategies to minimise them
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? Final Rules including scoring and how to win
? Venues/Facilities – locations, seating capacity, other requirements
? Equipment and Uniforms
? Example of a Competition Schedule
? Proposed logo and colours (brand) of the new sport
? The sports position on ethics and social responsibility
? Proposed Funding Partners – commercial sponsors and government grants
? Proposed Media Launch – how would you announce this new sport?
? Conclusion – convince the reader that this sport has a future.
Use appropriate referencing to acknowledge all sources utilised in your report. It is expected that you will draw heavily on your learning from all six modules covered in this subject to complete your paper.
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Assessment Attributes Fail (0-49) Pass (50-64) Credit (65-74) Distinction (75-84) High Distinction (85-100)
Content, Audience and
10% Does not meet minimum
Demonstrates no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Meets minimum standard
Demonstrates limited awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment
Moves beyond minimum
Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Exceeds minimum standard and exhibits
high levels of
Consistently demonstrates a systematic and critical understanding of context and purpose of the assignment.
Limited understanding of required concepts and
Key components of the assignment are not addressed.
Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new
Critical reasoning, presentation and defence of an argument
Specific position (perspective or argument) fails to take into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Makes assertions that are not justified.
Specific position (perspective or argument) begins to take into account the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with arguments not merely assertion.
Specific position (perspective or argument) takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment. Others’ points of view are acknowledged.
Justifies any conclusions reached with wellformed arguments not merely assertion.
Specific position (perspective or argument) is expertly presented and accurately takes into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment.
Justifies any conclusions reached with welldeveloped arguments.
Specific position (perspective or argument) is presented expertly, authoritatively and imaginatively, accurately taking into account the complexities of the issue(s) and scope of the assignment. Limits of position are acknowledged.
Justifies any conclusions reached with sophisticated arguments.
Use of academic and discipline conventions and sources of evidence
Poorly written with errors in spelling, grammar.
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are mistakes in using the APA style.
Is written according to academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary) and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction.
Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed. Is well-written and adheres to the academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary).
Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style.
Is very well-written and adheres to the academic genre.
Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading
beyond the key reading
Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre.
Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading
There are no mistakes in using the APA Style.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.
Introduction to Quantitative Management
The weighting of this assignment is 20% in your final grade. You are encouraged to discuss in groups, however, the final report and LINGO implementation must be completed individually. Your work must be submitted on 14 May 2018, in the lecture in hard copy. No late submission will be accepted. The final report should at least consist of the mathematical modeling and the LINGO solution parts.
• In the mathematical modeling part, describe all assumptions clearly. State decision variables, establish and explain the objective functions, and determine all constraints (restrictions) (60% of total marks).
• In the LINGO solution part, provide a printout of the set based LINGO model, a solution report of LINGO, and explain the solution (what is minimum/maximum, which strategy must be applied to achieve this, etc.) (40% of total marks).
Your report should follow the structure suggested below:
2) Executive summary: a short description of the problem and summary of your results
3) Problem description: rewrite the problem according to your understanding
4) Formulation of the problem
5) LINGO implementation and interpretation of the solution report 6) Summary
A cover sheet with detailed instruction is included as the last page of this document.
Problem O.J. Juice Company sells bags of oranges and cartons of orange juice. O.J. grades oranges on a scale of 1(poor) to 10(excellent). The average quality of oranges sold in bags must be at least 6, and the average quality of the oranges used to produce orange juice must be at least 7.5. The average quality is calculated as the weighted average of the grades of oranges blended together. For example, the average quality of blending 2 lb of grade 2 oranges and 5 lb of grade 9 oranges is
O.J. purchases oranges from many different suppliers. Each supplier cannot provide more than its capacity. The capacity, cost and grade mix of the oranges purchased from five suppliers are given as an example in the Table below. For example, supplier 1 cannot provide more than 2,000 lb of oranges; if O.J. purchase 1,000 lb oranges from supplier 1, after sorting (separating the oranges according to grade), 50 lb of them will be of grade 3, 200 lb of them will be of grade 6, 500 lb will be grade 8 and 250 lb will be of grade 10.
Supplier capacity Cost $/lb grade 3(%) grade 6 grade 8 grade 10
1 2000 0.9 5 20 50 25
2 1500 0.8 8 25 50 17
3 2500 0.6 10 30 50 10
4 2000 0.4 30 30 30 10
5 1800 0.3 40 40 20 0
The purchased oranges are transported from suppliers to O.J’s different warehouses. The transportation cost per lb is shown as an example in the Table below
Shipping cost($ per lb)
Warehouse A Warehouse B Warehouse C
supplier1 0.10 0.15 0.05
supplier2 0.25 0.09 0.12
supplier3 0.13 0.12 0.10
The sorting process takes place in O.J’s different warehouses at different cost rate. The amount of oranges sorted by each warehouse must be within its capacity. The sorted oranges are transported to OJ’s plant to produce orange juice and bag of oranges. The transportation cost is $0.05 per lb. Each lb of orange can yield
0.95 lb of bags of orange at a cost of $0.1, while each lb of orange can yield only 0.6 lb of orange juice at a cost of $0.4. The orange juice can be sold at $3.5 per lb, and the bag of oranges is sold at $1.5 a pound. O.J.’s plant can process no more than 30,000 lb of oranges, and must produce at least 3000 lb of bags of oranges. Oranges not used must be sent to a recycling centre at the cost of $0.1 per lb.
The detailed data can be found in the Excel file with the name 2018AssignData.xlsx.
1) Find the optimal production and shipping plan for the company to maximise profit with Linear Programming and LINGO.
2) O.J. is considering the opportunity to build a new plant. What data are critical for the evaluation of this decision?
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management
ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET
Please use BLOCK letters (i.e. CAPITALS ONLY) to fill in all details below.
Please DO NOT submit your assignment in a plastic cover, folder or an envelope. All attachments must be stapled.
Date due: In the lecture – Monday 14 May 2018 Date submitted:
INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
This is an individual assessment component of the final grade of this subject. Students must complete the declaration below.
Reports to be submitted:
Problems & Mathematical models
LINGO codes and results
The instructions are listed in the Attachments.
SPRING 2018 MGMT4308
CASE STUDY PROJECT TWO INSTRUCTIONS
Brooke Garcia, MBA
Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Industry of U.S.A. (SIC code: 3533; equivalent NAICS code: 333132) Industry Description :
“Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing machinery and equipment for use in oil and gas fields or for drilling water wells, including portable drilling rigs. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing offshore oil and gas well drilling and production platforms are classified in Industry 3731. Examples of products in this industry include:
• Bib, rock: oil and gas field tools
• Derricks, oil and gas field
• Drill rigs, all types
• Drilling tools for gas, oil, or water wells
• Gas well machinery and equipment
• Oil and gas field machinery and equipment
• Water well drilling machinery
• Well logging equipment
• Well surveying machinery”
Please analyze the external environment of the U.S. Oil and Gas Field Machinery and
Equipment Industry based on the following six segments: Demographic, Economic, Political/Legal, Socio-Cultural, Technological, and Global. You will need to search in UHV library and other reliable sources from the Internet for data, reports, and other resources as references of your project report.
We have already discussed those six segments of U.S. Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Industry in the learning module 9’s discussion board. You are encouraged to get hints from the discussion board, but please don’t simply copy and paste.
The outcome of your analysis is an essay with 6-8 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt “Times New Roman” font, 1-inch margins, excluding cover page, exhibits, and references) in “Word” or “PDF” format.
The case analysis will be extremely helpful to your capstone case analysis in MGMT4309 (strategic management) class.
Guideline and Requirements
A. Read this whole document twice.
B. Read the sample essay in the case project folder to get a rough idea about what to include and how to analyze. But keep in mind that you need to follow the length requirement specified in this document.
C. Read the related book chapters AND the three documents provided in the case project folder.
D. Structure: Your essay should include the following components:
a. Cover page;
b. Executive summary (less than one page);
c. Main body of analysis including the six segments. Read the structure guide in the project instructions. You need to follow that structure in your writing, but you can add more sections and details if you think necessary.
d. Summary and integration (about one page)
e. A reference list (with at least five entries).
E. You need to do research on data and reports on the industry through UHV online library and the Internet. See the following section for details.
F. Format: You need to follow APA writing style. Here is a guide for APA format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
G. Submission deadline: April 29th, 11:59 p.m. (No draft submission before the deadline required) through TurnItIn submission. Please submit your final paper a few days before the deadline so that you can have time to revise if the similarity rate is high. You can have multiple submissions but only your last attempt will be graded.
Some Important Data Sources
A. We need external data, reports, and other resources to make our analysis a quality work. UHV Library (http://libguides.uhv.edu/c.php?g=155282&p=1019315; UHV account logon required.) offers more specific and proprietary research databases that are normally not publically available:
One Source Global Business Browser;
Business Source Complete
Business Insights Global IBISWorld
Regional Business News
B. Please find a sample industry report I downloaded and posted in the same folder as this document.
C. Scholar.google.com, Google.com, and possibly Yahoo.com can give you a lot of information, but you need to verify the sources, only academic sources or those from serious trading journals can be trusted.
D. If you want to narrow down your data search, you can get resources from scholar.google.com. Most of resources from that site are reliable.
Detailed Instructions and Hints
1. Executive Summary Hints:
A. Keep in mind that an ES is not an abstract. Many resources on how to write a good summary are available by searching on the Internet.
B. Length suggestion: Half to one page (APA writing style)
2. Main body General Environmental Analysis General Hints:
A. Read the readings in the case study folder. Also refer to the sample essay for some hints.
B. The structure of your analysis for each segment should be:
a. A few sentences about what are the factors, in each segment, that may have significant impact on our industry and related industries.
b. For each segment, please follow this sequence to analyze: 1) use a few sentences briefly describing all the factors that you think critical; 2) for each factor use 1-2 paragraphs discussing general relationship between the factor and our focal industry (and related industries), the trend of the factor (e.g., increasing/decreasing, more/less important, etc.); and then the expected resulting changes in our focal industry.
c. Please start your analysis on those factors using “the first factor in this segment is….”, “the second factor…” to make your analysis logical and organized.
C. The unit of your analysis should be industry.
Hints for Demographic Segment:
You are expected to analyze the impact of demographic factors on our industry and related industries. You need to some historical (longitudinal) data to show the correlation and also estimate the future trend.
Topics you may discuss include changes in population and demographic characters, and so on. Please read the provided articles for more guidance.
Hints for Economic Segment:
Topics you may discuss include the impact of economic development (and fluctuation) on the growth of our industry (directly and indirectly); please read the provided articles for more guidance.
Hints for Political/Legal Segment:
This is about the direct and indirect impact of political and legal environment on our industry. Possible topics include political climate, regulations and laws, and their evolution over time and resulting impact on the industries in question. Please read the provided articles for more guidance.
Hints for Socio-Cultural Segment:
Socio-cultural environment refers to the societal and cultural values of a population and their changes related to our industry. For example, the public’s attitude toward renewable energy, environment protection and sustainability, and so on may have impact on the industry prospect. Please read the provided articles for more guidance.
Hints for Technological Segment:
This is about the technological development in general and its impact on our industry and related industries. Please read the provided articles for more guidance.
Hints for Global Segment:
This is about the status quo of globalization of our industry and the future trends of our industry because of the increasing globalization. You can start with the following aspects: globalization of the market (i.e., international trade); globalization of the production and outsourcing; and also localization and community engagement as anti-globalization advocate. Please read the provided articles for more guidance.
3. Summary Hints:
A. You should try to integrate the different segment together besides a good summarization.
B. Offer some implications of your analysis. C. Length suggestion: one page (APA writing style).
4. References Hint:
Please follow APA format to list the references. Also you need to cite them properly in your text.
1. The University’s policies related to academic honesty will be strictly enforced.
2. Your work on this assignment must be entirely your own. Your submission is subject to the similarity check by Turnitin.com. A submission with 20% or higher similarity rate will receive a failing score.
3. Situations in which 2 or more students are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to cheat will be referred to the Provost and/or Academic Council as discussed in the Student Handbook.
4. By completing and submitting this assignment, you acknowledge that you have read, and have agreed to, the above rules relating to Academic Honesty