American Capitalism: Is a large discrepancy between executive pay and that of the average worker unfair to the worker? Is it unfair to increase a CEO's compensation at the same time that he or she downsizes the workforce? What is an ethically justifiable way to determine the pay of a CEO of a large corporation? How do you explain that?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:19 am ad1c9bdddf
There are a lot of factors that have to be taken into consideration with executive compensation issues. First of all, we can't justify paying a CEO just a few dollars above what we pay a worker. The CEO must be the highest paid official in the company. The other workers and positions work up to the pay level that the CEO has, when the worker becomes CEO (if that is their goal). The CEO has to have the highest pay, which sets the pay ceiling for the company. The CEO essentially bears the weight of the company's success, or lack of success, which is one of the reasons why CEO compensation is high. In addition, most CEOs, and all CEOs of large companies, have been through extensive education, training, and have developed the skill set that we see in CEOs. When we set CEO compensation, we're ideally setting it at a level that matches the level of academic experience and training necessary to become a CEO. Let's look at a CPA, as ...
This solution discusses ethically justifiable ways to determine the pay of a CEO for a large corporation. I also discuss if the discrepancy in pay based on position is ethical and issues related to CEO compensation.
Research Paper Proposal
Research Paper Proposal Format
Use the following format for the research proposal as your "guide". Note the word "guide" because you may find a need, given the specific topic you have selected, to modify.
A) Title Page
It should be concise and descriptive - creative wouldn't hurt!
B) The Purpose of Your Research
State the purpose of your research and why it interests you. You are encouraged to select a topic that fosters your professional growth and development. You should also identify the audience for your work. Your research may traverse several fields (eg. Sports Psychology research might be of interest not just to psychologists, but also to teachers, doctors and parents). Your target audience determines what style of writing you may use, and/or what theories to apply.
C) Opening Statement, Argument or Hypothesis
The opening statement, argument or hypothesis focuses your ideas for the paper; it's your argument, insight or viewpoint summarized into a sentence or two that gives the reader your main idea. It present the rationale for you paper and clearly indicates why it is worth exploring. If you are not sure about how to refine, narrow or broaden your thesis, return to #2 above.
D) Summarize two Internet Sources that Support your Topic
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E) Document and Cite your Sources
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F) Expected Outcomes
State here your expected outcomes from the research you will conduct on your topic. If you stated a new hypothesis you will need to state certain expected outcomes that you intend to prove.
G) Is It Set In Stone?
Goodness, no! The idea behind research is exploration. If it is set in stone, we might as well not bother with research. Your proposal outlines your intentions and a plan. Once you delve further into research you very well may find that your opinion, opening statement, etc. may need to be tweaked and edited.