Using the attached comparison matrix file, complete the table, it has two columns and eight rows. The columns are titled: Article 1 and Article 2, and the rows are titled: Title, Author, Purpose of the Study, Research Question(s), Literature Review, Sample Population(s), and Limitations, Results/Conclusions. Provide the appropriate information in the cells for the Article 1 and Article 2 columns of the comparison matrix.
The articles I am using are attached.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:54 am ad1c9bdddf
Ok, you can use this to fill in the blanks in the matrix sheet. It should be easy. Both articles are broad literature reviews that really don't argue anything, but rather, they want to give ideas to other researchers to come up with their own questions.
Article 1: Townsend, Ellen (2007). Suicide Terrorists: Are They Suicidal? SLTB, 37: 35-49
This study assumes that Islamic rebels are "terrorists". Also, it holds that the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz is biased, which gives the study some balance. Altruistic suicide - suicide for a cause, to help others, to correct an injustice. It is quite possible that this kind of "military suicide" is a part of this. Young, unattached males seeking vengeance - this is the targeted population. There is a strong religious sense of imminent reward. Suicide is forbidden in Islam, yet, in the context of warfare, it is not really "suicide", but martyrdom. In the Islamic context, there is also a strong sense that religious instruction is a part of the decision. The suicide bombers are not unstable nor are they mentally ill, but they are quite determined to correct injustice that they are powerless to alter. They are well educated and often quite articulate. There is also a strong sense of group identity. Suicide for the purpose of mass killing.
A comparison matrix is provided.
Business Matrix Problem
Develop a matrix that compares and contrasts the characteristics of the various types of business entities. In each of the squares of your matrix, describe the characteristics that apply to the listed issue and the listed business entity. After completing the matrix, prepare a 350-700 word response to the following scenario:
You are starting a business that sells pet treadmills. Initial market research shows a potential for high demand in affluent areas and cities with severe weather. You also foresee a lucrative international market and franchise opportunities. You have two options for capital: use your inheritance, which includes a multimillion-dollar home, or allow your two rich friends to join the business. You plan to use traditional marketing and sales methods as well as e-commerce. Before you can go forward, you must resolve the following:
a. What type of business entity should you form? Explain your reasoning.
b. What specific liabilities, if any, will you be exposed to?
c. What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring employees or using independent contractors for your sales force?