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Challenges for public health policy

Describe the major problems faced by all nations as they attempt to formulate health policy and the implications these problems have on health system development.

Import Tariff

Select and evaluate a specific tariff or non-tariff trade barrier. Explain the impact of the tariff or non-tariff trade barrier on the global trading system. Then identify a country that is currently impacted by the specific tariff or non-tariff trade barrier. How is the country impacted by the barrier? As always, please provide

Standards of Preemptive Strikes

We've read both sides of the issue of whether or not the United States is justified in conducting preemptive strikes. But really, this is about us making decisions for ourselves and justifying (or not) it to the rest of the world. For this week's assignment, you will need to take off you "American" hat and take a new job at the

The Effect of Global Warming on Aquifer

Underneath parts of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma lies the Ogallala Aquifer. There are dire warnings about the rapid depletion of this vast aquifer. Yet, at the same time, states like Kansas are very much the food production centers of the nation. These food producers use the irrigation t

Corporations Running for Office

Does the Right to Free Speech Extend to Corporations? Under the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporations are afforded free speech. Make a case for or against the constitutionality of not allowing a corporation running for office. Use your position on constitutional interpretation an

Are pre-emptive attacks justified?

Preemptive Strikes Please respond to the following discussion topic and submit it to the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length. Then, make at least two thoughtful responses to your fellow students' posts. Do we have the right to attack on a preemptive basis? What do you see as the standards w

Outback Steakhouse International Expansion

1. Does Outback Steakhouse have any substantial impacts for their growth expansion plans? 2. Identify Outback Steakhouse performance surrounding these key issues: - Restaurant expansion - Operating efficiency - Growth strategy - Customer retention - Cultural Considerations - Restaurant sales - Competition 3. Conduct

Peru: Wal-Mart Expansion

WalMart is the company of choice and the country of choice is Peru. Now that you have conducted a cultural review along with developing some marketing strategies for entry into the country, it is time to begin the third part of the project, which continues from Project Part 2. Using the same company of choice that is proposin

Innovation and Virtual Environments

What are some strategic planning strategies for innovation and virtual environments. Can you explain how you might apply these strategies to effect positive social change. Would you provide two or three scholarly articles please? Thanks in advance for your assistance

Culture and Marketing: Walmart in Peru

Cultural Exchange and Marketing Strategy Assignment Requirements: Wal-Mart for the Company and Peru for the Country Now that you have your approved idea for the project it is time to begin the second part of the project, which builds on Project Part 1. Using the same company of choice that is proposing an expansion opportun

Learning in Local and Global Organizational Networks

In your opinion, what are the vital processes of learning that take place in global and local organisational networks? Analyse the Zellmer-Bruhn and Gibson article with regard to how the macro context in multinational organisations influences work team learning and how team learning influences task performance and interpersonal

Mission Statement Analysis: Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Use Coca-Cola and identify one of its competitors for the following task. The Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys are good resources for this activity. Then, using the nine components and nine characteristics of a mission statement as described in your text, compare the two mission statements with special emphasis on competitive

Affordable Care Act for Medicaid

Discuss the issues central to the expansion of Medicaid created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From a state policy perspective, is this a good way to increase access to healthcare at a reasonable cost? Be sure to discuss the success stories you uncover as you complete your research for this question.

The Concept of Comparative Advantage

What is comparative advantage? Evaluate the major sources of comparative advantage. Select two major sources of comparative advantage and provide an example and explanation as to why each is a comparative advantage. As always, please provide references to support your efforts. Please add references.

Problems in the Pay System: Compensation

Read the attached files and answer the following questions. 1. Are the CCUA department's current pay practices concerning data processor IIs and computer analysts Is externally equitable (i.e. competitive)? Explain your answer. 2. What specific action, if any, do you recommend be taken now? Be specific and justify your rec

Customer Strategies: Coca-Cola Company

Describe the following as it relates to Coca-Cola: Social Media Strategies (one paragraph to describe the following sections) Responsiveness (two paragraphs) Transparency (two paragraphs) Adaptability (three paragraphs) Please include references:

Wal-Mart: Foreign Expansion

Identify a company of choice that will seek expansion opportunities to an overseas area. Identify the country and mode of entry. Additionally, provide an introduction and overview of your selected company along with an initial analysis of the growth opportunity. Identify the following: - Country of choice - Mode of entry

Adaptive Leadership

Leaders should know and understand that change is continually happening. Understanding change, this can lead to painful learning especially when other co-workers are reluctance to change. As changes occur within the organization/industry, I believe that one needs to connect change to the organizations core values in order to be

Adaptive Leadership and Organizational Change

As I just learned about leading organizational change within the movie and news paper industry while using Kotter's eight step method, I realize that a leader/manager will need some form of adaptive leadership to move each of the industries forward. What type of adaptive leadership will one need in order to effectively accomplis

The Future of Internet Publishing

For this Discussion Question you will need to conduct some research on the topic "What is the future of Internet Publishing?" Read the case, "New York Times: Seeking Salvation within a Declining Industry" on page 619-629. As you are reading this case think about these questions: 1.What are the pros and cons of Internet publishi

Threats to Dell's global Business

Problem What are the major operational threats Dell's logistics functions face as a result of global terrorism? Identify mitigation strategies that could help secure domestic and global supply chains. Assess the impact of global terrorism on logistics. Discuss the major operational threats Dell's logistics functions face as a

The Constitution And The Original Meaning

This week we examined two different ways of interpreting the Constitution. Using one or the other as a basis, make a case for or against the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade. State clearly from the beginning which school of thought you are flowing, then take a position, and finally show how your school of thought on constitution

Free Speech By Corporations

Please respond to the following discussion topic and submit it to the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length. Then, make at least two thoughtful responses to your fellow students' posts. Should we as a group of students be allowed to form a small corporation with the express purpose of running ad

Historic Value Of Affirmative Action

Does affirmative action help or hurt those who have historically experienced discrimination? Some would say it condemns those it is trying to help to not gaining the skills to move up. Others say the wall - or the glass ceiling - is just too hard to break through for any kind of equality to be achieved. What do you think?

Stakeholders and Sustainability Analysis

1. How would you identify organization stakeholders and how to conduct a stakeholder analysis for American Red Cross? 2. How can you evaluate the organization from multiple sustainable perspectives, including financial considerations, positive community outcomes, and innovation. Thanks for any assistance. Also can you provid

Leading Organizational Change

As I understand, one of the basic tasks of an organization's leadership is to lead an organization through the entire change process and support the mechanisms that need to replaced in order to sustain change. 1. How would one apply Kotter's eights steps toward leading change within an organization? 2. Provide an example(s)

Forecasting in Business

Many companies use forecasting to determine product/service demand. However, forecasting can be very inaccurate. Some companies report forecast errors as high as 30% - 40%. Your company current uses a time series analysis to predict demand. 1. Do you feel that your company would benefit from using forecasts even if they experie