Ethics and IPR

 

IPR protect drug companies from others making their products without the expense of investing in research and development. IPR also enable drug companies to recoup research and development (R&D) costs by charging more for a drug than the marginal cost of producing it.

One result of this strategy, however, is that unless a company can charge enough to cover the costs of R&D and production, it has no incentive to develop and produce a drug; no matter how important that drug may be to certain populations, for example, the poor in third-world countries.

  • What ethical dilemmas does this situation pose for drug companies?
  • Do other types of companies face similar dilemmas?

In addition to the readings assigned for this module, identify and read two to three other articles on professional ethics and the concept of intellectual property.

Do Video Games Encourage Sexist Behavior?

“Do Video Games Encourage Sexist Behavior?”  Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss one or two conflicting issues involving the view that video games encourage sexist behavior.
  • Debate  It – Take a position on this statement: Violent video games encourage  sexist behavior in adolescent and adult men. Support your views with two  or three reasons and / or examples. (Cite any sources you referenced.)

Create An International Internship Program For Your Organization

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

The Chairwoman of Board of Directors has selected you to lead the effort to create an international internship program for your organization. You will be leading a cross-cultural virtual team, including the vice president (VP) of human resources and department heads from all areas of the organization from its locations throughout the United States. The team is responsible for developing a 3-month summer program for 50 international interns. The international interns will be selected from university programs in their home country, will travel to the organization’s U.S. locations, will live and work in the United States, and then may have the potential to be offered a permanent position with the organization.

Using the Bloomberg Businessweek B-school connection program, research global organizational culture and respond to the following questions:

  • What best practices do you recommend for leading a virtual cross-cultural team? What is the difference between leading a U.S.-based virtual cross-cultural team and a global virtual cross-cultural team?
  • What are the legal or regulatory factors that the team needs to consider for the interns to be employed in the United States?
  • How will the organization onboard the interns and introduce them to U.S. culture? What types of activities can be hosted for the interns to celebrate their diversity?
  • What are the benefits of the international internship program to the interns and to the organization?

Provide a reference list at the end of your primary task response of at least 5 articles from Bloomberg Businessweek B-school connection program, and include in-text citations for the articles in APA format.

Assignment 2: Building a Training Program

In this assignment, you will evaluate various approaches to evaluating a training program and then create an implementable posttraining evaluation form to evaluate your results. To help you design your evaluation, here is some background information:

  • The program is titled Basic Manufacturing Skills for New Employees.
  • The class size is one hundred new employees with basic skills including mathematics, engineering, language, and reading.
  • The class is a combination of lecture and practical application:
    • Basic skills: Required for immediate impact on the production floor
    • Intermediate skills: Required for advancement to more complex quality control functions
    • Advanced skills: Required for supervisory positions to train new employees

Tasks:

Write a 2- to 3-page paper including responses to the following points:

  • Identify the process that you would use to plan and implement a good training evaluation. Support your response with a rationale.
  • As a part of your paper, create a posttraining evaluation form (in a Microsoft Word document) consisting of specific measurable areas with a valid rating scale.

Competing on the Eight Dimensions of Quality

Overview

In “Competing on the Eight Dimensions of Quality,” in the Harvard Business Review from November–December 1987, David A. Garvin proposes the following eight critical dimensions of quality:

  1. Performance
  2. Features
  3. Reliability
  4. Conformity
  5. Durability
  6. Serviceability
  7. Aesthetics
  8. Perception

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–500  words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts,  ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions  by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to  reinforce your ideas.

Research at least 2 sources (which may include your textbook) to support your response, and complete the following:

  • Using the project you selected, describe in 1–2 sentences how you would define the output of your project in terms of each of the 8 dimensions (1–2 sentences for each dimension).

Write 2 more paragraphs that are an introduction and conclusion to  this topic. Be sure to include your references, and format your  submission in APA format.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2  of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their  Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and  enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the  following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

MPM 357 Individual Project

For this assignment, you will specify what the quality dimension is  specific to the project’s overall deliverable and the overall criteria  that you will use to measure each of the quality dimensions that you  researched in the Discussion Board. Your next task is to fill in the  relevant pieces of information in Columns 2 and 3 for each quality  dimension.

For the compilation of your quality dimension criteria, you may use a matrix similar to the following table:

Deliverables

The overall project deliverables are the following:

  • Update the Key Assignment document title page with the new date and document name.
  • Update the previously completed sections based on the instructor’s feedback.
    • Create the Quality Dimensions and Criteria section, and add it to the Quality Management Integration Plan shell.
      • Construct a matrix similar to the example.
      • Fill in Column 2 with refined information that you first explored in this week’s Discussion Board.
      • Fill in Column 3 with how you will measure or determine how each of the dimensions has been satisfied.
      • Column 4 is a placeholder for when the quality assurance tasks are performed.
  • Update the Key Assignment title page with the new date and the Table of Contents with the new page numbers and document name.
  • Calculate the cost of quality according to the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Name the document “LastName_FirstName_MPM357_IP2.doc.”

Universal Model of Leadership in Mastering Leadership

Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation to compare the Universal Model of Leadership in Mastering Leadership to one other leadership model.

Include the following:

Include a graphic to compare and contrast those two models, noting similarities and differences.

Develop your conclusions regarding the significance of those models in business. How might they apply?

Include detailed speaker notes, supporting citations, and references.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.