Ms. Li, Xi’an Sales Department Manager, Dior China, leads the strategic analysis

Ms. Li, Xi’an Sales Department Manager, Dior China, leads the strategic analysis.
Based on your department manager, with reference to theory and knowledge learned
in this course, provide an analysis of his or her leadership approach and effectiveness. 
Please be sure to refer in detail to the attached information about the content of the paper and the discipline

In your paper, Restate the problem you are investigating.  Explain how any eleme

In your paper,
Restate the problem you are investigating. 
Explain how any elements of your personal worldview could influence your perception of the problem in positive ways.
Examine your worldview for existing or potential biases explain how they may negatively impact your perspective of the problem.
If you believe no biases exist, explain why.
Discuss at least two ways in which you can prevent biases from distorting your approach to the problem or efforts to find solutions.
Must be 2 to 3 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages).
Must use at least two credible sources in addition to the course text. Hodsted websireSTEP 1 Choose a count Hodsted websireSTEP 1
Choose a country like Poland whose culture you’d like to learn more about. Do an internet search to find one article or one site that focuses on the cultural differences in doing business with this culture, or the cross-cultural challenges one could encounter while doing business with this culture.
After reading the article:
Write a paragraph describing two aspects of the culture illustrated in the article.
Write a paragraph about why these aspects matter when conducting business with members of this culture.
Identify one or more potential communication pitfalls if one doesn’t understand the nuances of this culture.
Link your response to what you read in the chapter or viewed in the video on Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions.
Your initial post should be no more than 300 words. Use APA format for in-text citations and for the full reference(s), which you should include at the end of your post. 
You must comment on two classmates’ posts with insightful feedback and thoughtful-provoking ideas

TOPIC: QUALITY MANAGEMENT This course’s application essay involves identifying a

This course’s application essay involves identifying a problem that is amenable to analysis and possible correction using the methods of quality management (QM). The result should constitute an initial plan, or first step, in carrying out an actual QM change initiative in your organization, if feasible, or in a prior organization in which you have experience, if you must take that route. If you write on a prior organization, your case will be retrospective and hypothetical in nature.
Any feasible organizational problem to solve involves a measurable component: In concept, you would measure the relevant aspect of the process in question before planning your intervention. After implementation (which, in this course, is strictly hypothetical, albeit realistic), you would re-measure to assess the impact of your intervention. Feasible problems may involve reducing the variance of a routine process as a pathway toward increasing quality (Six Sigma in concept); streamlining a step-by-step process using value stream mapping; creating a way to capture and translate the voice of the customer for your organization; conducting a root cause analysis of a complex process; or implementing any of the Japanese QM techniques outlined in class.
Title Page and Executive Summary. Use the formatting on the posted sample. The executive summary is the same as an abstract, but with a managerial audience in mind. After the abstract, include the following sections (at least one paragraph per section):
Introduction (no header). Describe the organization, its mission, and its market or purpose. Select a process to improve. Define the process narrowly enough to make it manageable.
Strategic Considerations (primary section header; use secondary section headers for each of the strategic components noted here). Outline your industry’s KSFs and the relevant aspects of the external environment (PEST framework). Perform a SWOT analysis.
Process Steps (primary section header). Reintroduce the process to improve. Explain the process in step-by-step fashion. Consider what triggers the process, what occurs first, what occurs next, and so forth, through the point of producing a product or service.
Process Context (primary section header). Discuss the process from the perspective of either the 7-S framework or the 6-Box framework. Start with that component of the framework that serves as the locus (location) of the selected process. Then identify other processes in each of the other components that may affect the selected process or that may be subject to its effects.
Measurement (primary section header). To conclude this essay, discuss how you propose to measure the relevant attribute of the selected process, both before and after your intervention. Be sure to consider how your selected measure connects to the organization vision.
Standards. See the posted APA-styled sample paper to help prepare the title page, page headers, executive summary, and references with precision. Refrain from using tables, graphs, or bulleted lists. The minimum length is 1,400 words, from the introduction to the end of the measurement section, excluding any content in quotation marks or parentheses. Common errors in these essays include font, font size, lineation, margin settings, and indentation. Cite at least the textbook and five qualifying sources based on the criteria listed in the syllabus. Proofread your work!
To amend your essay (before the deadline), type “AMENDED SUBMISSION” at the top of the new version.


The application essay involves identifying a problem amenable to analysis and possible correction using principles of organization development and change. The result should constitute a first step toward carrying out an actual change initiative in your organization, even if only hypothetically due to permission constraints, or in a prior organization in your experience, if applicable. Avoid widely publicized organizations, however. This project must derive from personal experience.
A feasible problem may involve any structural or processural characteristic that seems to merit improvement, whereof you have close personal knowledge. Consider problems of quality, process integrity, structure, communication practices, leadership, teamship, human-resource management, strategic alignment, or adaptability to environmental fluctuations. Your case will constitute a bona fide example of organization development and change as long as the intervention considers multiple domains of organizational functioning as depicted in either the Six-Box model or the 7-S framework and is consistent with a systems approach to organization change.
Your selected problem may be large or small in scope (e.g., organization, division, department, production unit, support unit, team, or job), as long as you have direct personal experience with it. However, adhere to a single level of analysis. The three levels of analysis are: (a) organization level; (b) group or team level (e.g., department or unit); and (c) individual level (e.g., job design).
Title page and executive summary. See the posted sample APA-styled paper with the executive summary instead of abstract. Add recommendations to this initial section, but limit it to one page. Then, in the body, include the following sections (at least one paragraph per section or subsection):
Introductory section. Describe the organization, its mission, and its market or purpose. Identify the feature to improve. Explain why the proposed improvement is necessary or would be helpful.
Analysis (primary section header). Subsections (secondary section headers) as follows:
Strategic analysis. Perform a SWOT analysis. Start with a PEST analysis, followed by industry KSFs, and finally your identification of strengths and weaknesses.
Diagnostic model. Select either the 6-Box model or the 7-S framework. Start with the locus (location) of your feature of interest (i.e., the problem). Then review how this feature affects other components or is subject to any effects from those other components.
Structural dilemmas. Describe your organization in terms of Bolman and Deal’s (1984) six structure dilemmas. Review how each dilemma may affect the feature of interest.
Formulation (primary section header). Conclude by justifying a strategy to solve the problem. Your strategy may address any functional area (e.g., supply chain management, human-resource management, logistics, operations, or marketing). Note: We will address implementation later.
Standards. Minimum length = 1,400 words (body only; see syllabus for length calculation). Cite at least the textbook plus five qualifying sources based on the criteria listed in the syllabus.
To amend your essay (before the deadline), type “AMENDED SUBMISSION” at the top of the new version.
Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (1984). Modern approaches to understanding and managing organizations. Jossey-Bass.

For this discussion, imagine you’ve taken on the role of a manager at an enginee

For this discussion, imagine you’ve taken on the role of a manager at an engineering company. You’ve been approached by a supplier of goods—one you haven’t worked with before. The supplier shows you the new software package it is launching in a few months, and it piques your interest. The demo of the new technology shows you how it could really help your team design and develop projects faster. It also includes many add-ons for items that your company is not currently working on, but that your intuition says it should be.
The supplier’s study says that 90 percent of your industry will be transitioning to this new technology in a couple of years, and that if your company doesn’t move forward with it, you will fall behind. You are eager to grow revenue, develop your team, and wow your clients. The supplier says it is not making the new technology available to your competitors because it would prefer to partner with a prestigious company like yours. You think the supplier’s representative is knowledgeable about the new technology and your industry, and you enjoy the conversations you’ve had, but you still feel uneasy about making a decision on whether to partner with this new supplier.
In your initial post, address the following:
What research steps need to take place before you can make a decision?
How would you use qualitative or quantitative data to help you make a decision? Explain the difference between these two methods.
How would you use primary and secondary sources to support your decision? Explain the difference between these two source types.

ASSIGNMENT TASK: There are two parts to the assessment. Part one. Students must

are two parts to the assessment.
one. Students must submit a 1250 word marketing report. It must cover PESTEL;
SWOT; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Marketing Mix (7Ps).
Students must use theory/theorists from the textbooks and then apply these
theories to a case study. The case study will be Tesla .
Part two. Students
must submit a 1250 economics report. Students must compare and contrast the
three great economists of the 18th, 19th and 20th
centuries; Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes.

BMGT 496 – Project 1: News Event Project 1 is due Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. eastern

BMGT 496 – Project 1: News Event
Project 1 is due Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. eastern time of Week 3 unless otherwise changed by the Instructor.
Purpose:  In the first assignment, you have the opportunity to see how ethics can play out in a real-world scenario. You will read the case scenario and answers the questions in a narrative format. Use headings for each question. Headings are not the question. You are required to use the course material to support your reasoning and the conclusions made. 
Learning outcome met by completing this project:
Identify ethical issues that arise in domestic and global business environments using an understanding of ethical concepts and of legal and business principles.
Case Scenario:
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic required Americans to shelter in place thus causing the U.S. economy to freeze-up, resulting in millions of lost jobs. The U.S. Congress passed legislation to try and limit the economic damage. Included in the legislation was a stimulus package that would give $1,200 to single tax filers making $75,000 or less and $2,400 to married couples making $150,000 or less. The purpose of the payment was to give people emergency funds and to stimulate the economy.  Also included was the CARES Act that provided the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP was a program administered by the Small Business Administration that was targeted at small businesses.  It provided for a government loan that was forgivable if used to pay employees’ salaries and benefits, mortgages, rent, and utilities. According to the SBA website, “[t]he Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.”
USAA is a member-owned organization that provided insurance and financial services exclusively to current and former members of the military as well as their family members.  USAA has an excellent reputation as a well-run organization and for giving its members good service. Many USAA members maintain checking accounts with it. Some of those members who have checking accounts had overdrawn their balances and had a negative balance in their accounts. When the $1,200 or $2,400 stimulus check was deposited, USAA used those amounts to offset the negative balances in some of its members’ accounts. Members were not informed in advance that this would be the case. This resulted in some USAA members not having any access to the stimulus money. The action USAA took in crediting the funds to existing account deficits was perfectly legal.
Shake Shack is a corporation that owns and licenses restaurants selling traditional American fare like hamburgers and milk shakes. It currently operates 124 locations in the U.S. and overseas. As of May 4, 2020, the company had a market capitalization of $2.06 billion. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2019, Shake Shack’s CEO received $2.3 million in compensation. Shake Shack applied for and received a loan of $10 million under PPP.  The loan was permissible under a provision in PPP that allows restaurant chains to apply when each location has fewer than 500 employees. Shortly after Shake Shack received the loan, the PPP ran out of funds and many small businesses did not receive loans.
Small Business Administration. (2020) Retrieved from
How to Set Up the Paper
Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font.  The final product will be between 5-8 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.  Write clearly and concisely.
Create a title page with a title, the course number and section, the instructor’s name and your name. 
Course Material
For this project, you are required to use only the case scenario facts and the course material. What actually happened is not to be considered.  External sources are not permitted. You are not researching on the Internet or using resources from outside the course. You are expected to answer the requirements identified below showing the connection between the case scenario facts and the course material. Using course material goes beyond defining terms and are used to explain the ‘why and how’ of a situation. Avoid merely making statements but close the loop of the discussion by explaining how something happens or why something happens, which focuses on importance and impact.  In closing the loop, you will demonstrate the ability to think clearly and rationally showing an understanding of the logical connections between the ideas presented in a case scenario, the course material and the question(s) being asked. Using one or two in-text citations from the course material throughout the entire paper will not earn many points on an assignment. The use of a variety of course material is expected consistently supporting what is presented. The support must be relevant and applicable to the topic being discussed. Points are not earned for mentioning a term or concept but by clearly and thoroughly explaining or discussing the question at hand.
NOTE: If external sources are used, what is presented will not count and a penalty for not following instructions will apply.
Project Requirements
Write an Introduction paragraph. The Introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of the paper and will be used to describe to the reader the intent of the paper explaining the main points covered in the paper. This intent should be understood prior to reading the remainder of the paper so the reader knows exactly what is being covered in the paper.
Consider writing the introduction last to ensure that all of the main points are covered.
Ethical Issue(s)
Identify and discuss the ethical issue(s) related to USAA and Shake Shack.
Stakeholders Implications
Identify the stakeholders involved in the actions of both companies.
Discuss the potential implications of the company’s actions on each stakeholder or stakeholder group. Give examples.
Utilitarianism Viewpoint
Explain how a utilitarian would view USAA and Shake Shack’s actions.
Rights and Duties Viewpoint
Explain how the actions of both USAA and Shake Shack would be viewed under the theory of Rights and Duties.
Fairness and Justice Viewpoint
Explain how the actions of both USAA and Shake Shack would be viewed under the theory of Fairness and Justice
Recommended Actions
Regardless of what these companies actually did, recommend the actions that you think they ethically should take going forward.  This is not about what they should have done in the past, but rather speak to actions they should take now having done what they did.   There is no right or wrong action, but rather it is about supporting the actions you choose from your ethical arguments.
Write a concluding paragraph that is brief and summarizes the main points. Provide specific information related to the major topics discussed in the paper. 
Review the Paper 
Read the paper to ensure all required elements are present.
The following are specific requirements that you will follow. Use the checklist to mark off that you have followed each specific requirement.  
Specific Project Requirements
Proofread your paper.
Read and use the grading rubric while completing the paper to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade. 
Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this. 
Contractions are not used in business writing, so do not use them.  
Paraphrase and do not use direct quotations. Paraphrase means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document.  Removing quotation marks and citing is inappropriate. Instead put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document. There should be no passages with quotation marks. Using more than four consecutive words from a source document would require direct quotation marks. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.   If more than four consecutive words are used from source documents, this material will not be included in the grade.  
You are expected to use the weekly course materials to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. There should be a robust use of the course material. Material used from a source document must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. Changing words from a passage does not exclude the passage from having quotation marks.   
Use in-text citations and provide a reference list that contains the reference associated with each in-text citation.
You may not use books in completing this problem set unless it is part of the course material. Also, do not use a dictionary, Wikipedia, or Investopedia or similar sources.

Conduct a B2B case study by researching the company holistically When it comes t

Conduct a B2B case study by researching the company holistically
When it comes to writing a case study, make sure you approach the company holistically and analyze everything from their social media to their sales.
Think about every avenue your product or service has been of use to your case study company, and ask them about the impact this has had on their wider company goals.

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, Read Chapters 14 and 18 of the cours

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Read Chapters 14 and 18 of the course textbook, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Read Supply Chain Risk, Measured and AddressedLinks to an external site..
Review The Effect of Top Management Involvement on Supply Chain Risk Management Through Buyer-Supplier RelationshipLinks to an external site..
Assume the role of a supply chain manager within an organization of your choice. Executive management has requested from you a presentation on supply chain risks associated with the organization and an action plan to mitigate those risks. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to present your plan to the higher-level executives.
In your presentation,
Identify three types of supply chain risks (one slide).
Develop an action plan to mitigate the risks (two to three slides).
Review how you will use technology to understand the voice of the customer (one to two slides).
Define what type of performance measures you will be use to monitor the risks or when the customer’s expectations change (one to two slides).
Explain how the supply chain manager will use the basic lean tools and approaches to provide a quality product on time and at the lowest cost (two to three slides).
For this class, the Supply Chain Risk Management final presentation will apply toward your Folio account. Be sure to upload your PowerPoint presentation to Folio once you have completed it and share a link in your submission when you upload it to Waypoint to be graded. If you are not already familiar with Folio, please review the Folio Quick Start GuideLinks to an external site..
The Supply Chain Risk Management final presentation
must be seven to 11 slides in length (not including title and references slides) and 100–125 words of speaker notes and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint PresentationLinks to an external site. resource.
must include a separate title slide with the following in title case:
title of presentation in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
student’s name
name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
course name and number
instructor’s name
due date
must utilize academic voice. Review the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & ConclusionsLinks to an external site. and Writing a Thesis StatementLinks to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
must use at least six scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, review this Quick and Easy Library ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips, including this Company Research in the UAGC LibraryLinks to an external site. resource.
must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.
must include a separate slide for references that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. Review the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.