business management research paper

You have just attended a manager’s meeting about establishing self-directed, high-performing teams. The company is concerned because some of the managers are having success building self-directed, high-performing teams while others are not. A discussion occurred that identified the characteristics of the successful team building elements and compared them to those managers that have not been successful. This is a situation where those who are struggling need to learn from those who are doing well. The discussions included identifying what could be going wrong and what steps might be taken for success.

You have been asked to write a research report that summarizes the meeting and offers some recommendations that might be helpful to those managers who are struggling. Specifically, your report must include:

  • Identification of the difficulties the managers may be having in establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Identification of the successful characteristic of establishing self-directed, high-performing teams
  • Recommendations for success
  • A designed plan that might help guide the struggling managers and improve negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Assignment Objectives:

  • Describe the various stages of team development
  • Apply methods to improve negotiation skills and manage serious confrontation

 

Use the Library and Internet to research this topic.

Present your findings as a 5-7 pages (body of paper) formatted in APA style.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head and title in all capital letters.
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third-person voice.
  • Body: The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and abstract page, and it must be double-spaced between paragraphs. The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5-7 pages. In-text academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-text academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper- and lower-case usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the reference page is not a bibliography, but it is a further listing of the abbreviated in-text citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-text citation.
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business research

write a 5- to 7-page paper with at least 5 scholarly resources-  discussing the topic:

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

In your paper, you should answer the following questions using your own evaluation and critical thinking.

Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research in business research.

Discuss three examples of quantitative data sets used in business research.

Evaluate three examples of quantitative data collection tools and data analysis tools used in business research.

Evaluate three examples of qualitative data collection tools and data analysis tools used in business research.

Explain the pros and cons of mixed methods.

Discuss in more detail the characteristics of qualitative research.

Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Grammar and Spelling: assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax.

Proofread your paper before submission.

 

Make sure you do the following:

Answer the assignment questions directly.

Stay focused

Be sure to cite at least five credible resources

scholarly and practitioner journals.

 3-4 pages must include at least 5 scholarly resources

Ability to understand and differentiate between scholarly and practitioner journals.

Examples of scholarly/academic journals would be the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Academy of Management Review.

Examples of a practitioner journals would be Academy of Management Perspectives, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.

You are expected to know how to use both types of materials as references for your future efforts. This initial learning task should be the beginning of an effort to increase your ability to search for information sources for whatever topics you are pursuing toward your doctoral research.

In this assignment you are expected to:

Discuss 5 best practices for conducting a literature review.

Find two theoretical studies as well as two applied research studies related to your area of research interest and include an annotated bibliography of these articles in APA style (http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/annotated-bibliographies/).

Discuss how you might use both as part of background material.

Make sure you use reliable and updated material.

Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 3-4 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Grammar and Spelling:

assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax.

proofread your paper before submission.

Answer the assignment questions directly.

Stay focused

Use evidence from your readings to justify your conclusions.

Be sure to cite at least five credible resources.

Rigid LTC Content Submission 2

One. What would you highlight as the defining characteristics of a nursing home facility? Some would argue that the negative public image is—unfortunately—one of those characteristics, as problematic situations occurred far more often there than with other health providers. Outline the history of the damage done to the public perception of nursing facilities as presented in the textbook.

Two. Regarding the philosophy of care, nursing facilities have provided two classes/categories (varieties) of services. What are they and what do they each consist of? How are these two categories both necessary and problematic for nursing home residents/patients? How does the medical vs. social model of care correspond to these two service categories, and how does this delivery of both distinguish the nursing long term care facility from other health providers?

Three. Provide an overview of the 8 (approximate) special care units that serve a unique patient population demographic. Can you provide an example beyond what is listed here of another one you either know of OR believe should exist with the long-term care service framework?

Four. Briefly summarize the influence of regulations on nursing facilities in LTC (at the facility level; resident/patient level; employee level; and physical plant/building construction level). Additionally, what does your textbook say regarding the influence of excessive regulation and inspection processes on long term care providers/caregivers?

Week 5 Discussion 1

View the Malcolm Gladwell video, Malcolm Gladwell on Innovation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., about today’s customers desiring partnerships. How does employee empowerment aid in building partnerships between companies and their customers? Describe why the structure of an Agile Organization might meet the goal of empowerment and partnership. Provide an example from your experience as an employee or customer.  Construct your answer from the theories you’ve learned.  Review several of your peers’ posts.  Compare your experiences with at least two peers and identify lessons you can apply in your future work.

Click here for the Malcolm Gladwell on InnovationPreview the document transcript

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Organizational Change:

  • Chapter Five – Adapt & Rejuvenate: Agile and Learning Organization

Discussion Board

As the firm looks for ways to offset the domestic downturn in sales, Deborah, the CEO of your company, wants to determine if a global strategy is a good fit for the organization.  She has designated you as the manager for this project.  You will work with your team to develop a global marketing plan for your organization.

You begin your research in deciding if and what the global strategy should be. You get your team together and begin to discuss a plan on how you will research this possibility.

You start the meeting by saying “Let’s brainstorm and start to get a plan together for a possible globalization strategy. Tiffany, I’d like you work with me to begin researching possible locations.”

Tiffany says, “I think we need to research some locations, but I think there is more to it than that. There still needs to be a decision on the type of strategy or approach we are taking. Would we use a multidomestic approach, a global approach, or a transnational approach? I’m still not entirely convinced a global strategy is the answer.”

“Great point, Tiffany. It is obvious to me as well that we need to explore a strategy that will put us in a better position to handle the economic downturn. We have to provide the board with the facts. They seem to be leaning in the direction of a global strategy, but I’m not sure it’s the right move either. That’s why we need to do research.”

Domestic profit margins have dropped by 2% this quarter. You wonder how you and your team can help fix this. Is a global strategy the answer, or should the company continue to focus on the domestic market?

You call a team meeting to learn about the progress of their research.

Tiffany, one of your team members, begins the discussion. “I think we need to look at some of the internal factors,” she says. “We know what our capabilities are on the domestic front, but what about in the global market? We have a fairly strong market presence here in higher-end markets, but how does that translate globally?”

Discuss the following:

  • How do you define a global strategy? Compare and contrast global strategy with other international expansion strategies.
  • Identify a minimum of 3 possible countries for globalization. Research each of these locations in the furniture industry, and document both the pros and cons of using these in global strategy.
  • What country would you choose? What evidence can you provide in support of your choice?
  • What evidence might somebody else, who does not agree with you, provide to support an alternative choice?
  • Recommend two or three areas to benchmark in preparation for the decision regarding global expansion. MUSE materials provide information regarding this topic.

International Business

Chapter 7 – Corruption and Ethics in Global Business

Select a common ethical issues that may arise in the international business setting from a news source, such as electronic local newspapers, New York Times, International Business Times, Economic Times, or CNN News. Provide a summary of the article. Explain the root cause of these issues. Discuss how managers of international firms should address these issues.

Reminder: Your response to Chapter 7 must be at least 150-word minimum, replying to all the above questions to earn full credit for this portion of the initial discussion question.

 

Chapter 8 – Entry Strategies in Global Business

Select one of the following entry strategies:

  • Export/Import Business
  • Licensing
  • Franchising
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Joint Ventures
  • Foreign Acquisitions
  • Wholly – Owned Foreign Subsidiaries

Provide a real-world example of an organization that experienced the choice you selected. Explain the entry strategies taken by the organization.

Reminder: Your response to Chapter 8 must be at least 150-word minimum, replying to all the above questions to earn full credit for this portion of the initial discussion question.

Note: Be sure to relate your post to Chapter 7 & 8 of the e-Text and other credible source(s) with proper APA in-text citations and references.  This is a requirement! Failure to properly cite sources will result in a grade of zero.

Project Proposal

Instructions:

In Assignment 2, you will provide a four to six (4-6) page paper, in which you must:

1. Provide a summary of your project.

2. Update the goals and objectives based upon his feedback as well as add two more goals & objectives. NOTE: Use your professor’s feedback to update your goals & objectives.

3. Describe at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project.

4. Describe a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines.

5. Estimate the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Analyze the key concepts, processes, and components of project management.

· Develop a project plan including the critical elements of project scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

· Develop a process for managing & controlling a project.