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.

Assignment 3: Case Study—Merger and Acquisition

Throughout this course, you will review scenarios involving Company A, which has been acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. The average age of its workforce is 57 and it is comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85% male. Company B was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California. The average age of its workforce is 35 and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These two companies have been staunch competitors in the marketplace for several years and the employees of Company A are resentful of integrating with their former rival. There are many strategic and ethical challenges involved in this acquisition. A few of the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

  • Managing the Communication and Information Sharing:
    • The company wants to keep employees informed of how the acquisition will impact them.
    • The company wants to be sure that they provide enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much that the employees feel overwhelmed.
    • The company wants to be sure that the timing of the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two organizations.
  • Managing the Consolidation and Changes:
    • There is no doubt that there will be layoffs as a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for the acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the existing employees.
    • The company wants to make the decisions about who to layoff in the fairest way possible.
    • The company wants to try and limit exposure to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.
  • Managing the Relocations of Some the Employees:
    • Another impact of acquisitions is that employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in the newly formed organization.
    • The company wants to manage the expenses and potential disruption with the relocations.
    • The company wants to assess relocations verses hiring new employees locally.

Let us look at the role and responsibilities of HR managers regarding managing the company’s goals related to the recent acquisition.

Instructions:

You have a wide variety of employees encompassing different ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds represented in these two companies. As a Strategic HR Director, your goal is to create a workforce that will effectively move the newly formed company forward.

Now, address the following issues:

  • Identify all of the information you would need to effectively manage the three goals above.
  • Identify the challenges and potential issues related to implementing the three goals above.
  • Develop recommendations for strategies to address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals.

Write a five-to-seven-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsIdentified appropriate and comprehensive information to understand potential HR issues involved in mergers.24Identified and analyzed appropriate and specific challenges in staffing the acquisition. Analysis drew logical conclusions and made assumptions relevant to the employees’ and management’s perspectives.32Provided detailed recommendations that are realistic, feasible, and directly related to the organization’s goals.32Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.12Total:100

ESSAY Criminal Justice

Essay Read following scenario about this case.

You are a law enforcement criminal investigator in an Economic Crime Unit. A Mr. James Smith walks into your office and asks to speak to a detective. He appears to be in his early 60s. After introducing yourself, you sit down with him and he states that he thinks he is the victim of crime, but he is not sure. He states that he is involved in a real estate deal with another investor named Richard Dume, who is the president of a company titled Dume Real Estate Investment Corporation. They met at a business convention and connected through LinkedIn. The man stated that after a couple of months he was contacted by Richard Dume and asked if he was interested in purchasing and flipping real estate in the southern part of the county. The second meeting was held a restaurant and consisted of Mr. Dume, Mr. Smith, and both of their wives. This meeting is where the agreement was entered to begin the purchasing process for this real estate deal. The land was going to be zoned for business development, and if they bought the land they could sell it to those businesses that wished to build on that property. He was told the deal would take approximately one year from start to finish. 

James Smith stated that he provided Mr. Dume five payments of $55,000 over the course of two years to purchase land as an equal partner. He stated that Mr. Dume said the deal was stalled based on his additional investors and that zoning was becoming an issue. The transactions were completed through wire transfers from the Bank of America to Mellon Bank. However, he stated that he told Mr. Dume that since he had not seen any progress in the real estate deal he was not sending him any more money until he saw evidence of forward progress. The last time he spoke to Mr. Dume was three months ago. Since Mr. Smith refused to send more money, it appeared to him that Mr. Dume was not taking Mr. James’s calls and was never available to see him, even when he stopped by his office. 

As a prominent business man in the community with several ties to local business and charities, Mr. James is upset and also very embarrassed because he got involved in this business transaction. He is also worried that the perception is that he committed a criminal act if it is alleged that a criminal act was committed by Mr. Dume using his money. Mr. James stated that the only reason he came in to see you was because his wife had pleaded with him to do so.

Your assignment is to write a paper explaining how you would investigate this crime. You will answer the following questions:

What questions would you ask of Mr. Smith during this interview?

What documentation would you collect as evidence in this case?

When would you seek to interview Mr. Dume in relationship to this investigation?

Would you interview other people in relationship to this case?

Who will you contact to assist in the investigation?

When would you elect to interview Mr. Dume, and what possible charges would you bring against him?

How would you help the victim of the crime?

Finally, discuss the psychological impact of being a victim of this crime?

Why are people reluctant to report this type of victimization?

Your paper should be a minimum of three full pages in length, utilizing proper APA style. You are not allowed to number your responses to coincide with the directions. Standard paragraph format is required for this assignment.

you are required to have two (2) additional sources in addition to your textbook. Your resources must be evenly distributed in the paper. If you use policies or resources from a law enforcement agency that you work for, the information must be documented as a resource. The potential exists that you may have several different types of references, and you are required to have them documented and cited using proper APA style in this assignment.

ESSAY Criminal Justice

Essay Read following scenario about this case.

You are a law enforcement criminal investigator in an Economic Crime Unit. A Mr. James Smith walks into your office and asks to speak to a detective. He appears to be in his early 60s. After introducing yourself, you sit down with him and he states that he thinks he is the victim of crime, but he is not sure. He states that he is involved in a real estate deal with another investor named Richard Dume, who is the president of a company titled Dume Real Estate Investment Corporation. They met at a business convention and connected through LinkedIn. The man stated that after a couple of months he was contacted by Richard Dume and asked if he was interested in purchasing and flipping real estate in the southern part of the county. The second meeting was held a restaurant and consisted of Mr. Dume, Mr. Smith, and both of their wives. This meeting is where the agreement was entered to begin the purchasing process for this real estate deal. The land was going to be zoned for business development, and if they bought the land they could sell it to those businesses that wished to build on that property. He was told the deal would take approximately one year from start to finish. 

James Smith stated that he provided Mr. Dume five payments of $55,000 over the course of two years to purchase land as an equal partner. He stated that Mr. Dume said the deal was stalled based on his additional investors and that zoning was becoming an issue. The transactions were completed through wire transfers from the Bank of America to Mellon Bank. However, he stated that he told Mr. Dume that since he had not seen any progress in the real estate deal he was not sending him any more money until he saw evidence of forward progress. The last time he spoke to Mr. Dume was three months ago. Since Mr. Smith refused to send more money, it appeared to him that Mr. Dume was not taking Mr. James’s calls and was never available to see him, even when he stopped by his office. 

As a prominent business man in the community with several ties to local business and charities, Mr. James is upset and also very embarrassed because he got involved in this business transaction. He is also worried that the perception is that he committed a criminal act if it is alleged that a criminal act was committed by Mr. Dume using his money. Mr. James stated that the only reason he came in to see you was because his wife had pleaded with him to do so.

Your assignment is to write a paper explaining how you would investigate this crime. You will answer the following questions:

What questions would you ask of Mr. Smith during this interview?

What documentation would you collect as evidence in this case?

When would you seek to interview Mr. Dume in relationship to this investigation?

Would you interview other people in relationship to this case?

Who will you contact to assist in the investigation?

When would you elect to interview Mr. Dume, and what possible charges would you bring against him?

How would you help the victim of the crime?

Finally, discuss the psychological impact of being a victim of this crime?

Why are people reluctant to report this type of victimization?

Your paper should be a minimum of three full pages in length, utilizing proper APA style. You are not allowed to number your responses to coincide with the directions. Standard paragraph format is required for this assignment.

you are required to have two (2) additional sources in addition to your textbook. Your resources must be evenly distributed in the paper. If you use policies or resources from a law enforcement agency that you work for, the information must be documented as a resource. The potential exists that you may have several different types of references, and you are required to have them documented and cited using proper APA style in this assignment.

Module 4 Essay Assignment

Essay Overview:

Each module will require that you write and submit a thoughtful essay, of 1500 to 2000 words, in response to ANY ONE of the several essay question choices provided within that module.

The assigned essay question is drawn directly from its module’s assigned textbook readings. Your essay should provide a relevant, thorough, and detailed response to the essay question assigned. Draw directly upon our assigned reading in order to carefully craft your response.

Essay Instructions:

  1. Write and      submit a thoughtful, thorough, substantial essay, of at least 1500 words,      in direct response to ONE (your choice) of the Module 4 essay questions      below.
  2. Draw      directly upon our assigned textbook readings for this module in carefully      crafting your detailed response.
  3. Please      double-space your essay, include your name at the top of its first page,      and be sure to cite all sources quoted or paraphrased from (even if it’s      only our textbooks).
  4. Don’t      forget to include a bibliography or “works cited” page at the end!
  5. This essay      is DUE by the end of Module 4. Submit it to the Module 4 Essay Assignment      dropbox no later than the last day of this module.

Module 4 Essay Questions:
(Choose just ONE to answer — either 1, 2, or 3):

  1. In what      specific ways does Michael Martin argue that certain divine properties      attributed to God logically conflict with one another? Is he correct that      such conflicts or inconsistencies render God’s existence logically      impossible? Why or why not?
  2. What is H.      H. Price’s argument in favor of the intelligibility of the survival      hypothesis? How would a materialist respond? Are materialist responses to      Price’s account of its intelligibility justified?
  3. According      to Linda Badham, what are the most difficult philosophical problems faced      by the traditional teaching of theism that there is such a thing as life      after death? How plausible are those problems? (You may also wish to draw      upon John Hick’s article in support of your position.)

Notes

  • See the Grading Rubric attached to      this assignment for grading information.
  • Each essay must be written and      submitted to its Assignment Dropbox before the end of its module. (See the      Course Schedule for module      start/end dates and due dates.)
  • For additional guidance and      helpful pointers to further assist you in successfully completing your      essays, see Writing Philosophy Essays, Writing      Thesis Statements, and Sample Essay  in the      Start Here module.

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Green Supply Chain

Green Supply Chain

The research paper should be based on a topic discussed in the readings (books, articles) or videos. The requirements of this paper include a cover sheet (course title and name, paper title, student name and student ID), abstract, 8 numbered pages of text, and a reference page. The research paper requires at least five references.

Research Paper Rubric

All papers should meet the following criteria:

·  Follow APA formatting and style guidelines (6th edition)
·  Follow all instructions for each assignment
·  12 inch standard font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri
·  1 inch margins
·  Double-spaced
·  Submitted on time
·  Represent your best work

Unit II Case Study

Unit II Case Study

Locate a recent court case, lawsuit, or an article addressing discrimination in the selection criteria and methods used for

hiring or a promotion.

*Write a paper of at least 500 words in length about the selected manuscript.

*You are required to use

at least your textbook and a court case as source material for your paper.

Be sure to include the following information in your paper:

 Provide a brief description of the selected manuscript.

 Identify the selection criteria and methods, and discuss how they relate to the needs of the organization in the

case.

 Include an analysis of the criteria and methods used for selecting the employee in the manuscript.

 Include a discussion of the legal and ethical issues related to equal employment opportunity as they pertain to the

employment selection process in this manuscript.

 Explain what impact this court case, lawsuit, or article will have on HR management.

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying

citations in APA format.

Essay

QUESTION 1

  1. Discuss the various methods that law enforcement use to obtain information in drug investigations.

    Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Define and discuss the concept of warrantless searches and proper evidence handling. What are the reasons proper evidence handling is important in drug investigations?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

QUESTION 3

  1. Define the difference between the terms trafficking and smuggling. Discuss the difference between these terms as they relate to human trafficking investigations. What are U-visas and T-visas, and what is the role of non-governmental organizations (NGO) in helping human-trafficking victims?

    Your response should be at least 500 words in length.