Logical Reasoning

Directions

Environmental Impact Statement (2,0002,500 words)

Your manager, Claire DeAir, has asked you to select and research one topic from her email (in the Supporting Materials section) and write the following components of an environmental impact statement:

  • Purpose and Need (approximately 500 words)
    • Define the issue or problem.
    • Describe the social, cultural, and historical significance of the issue to society.
    • Justify why you are proposing action be taken to address the issue.
    • Explain what you expect action to achieve and/or potentially resolve.
  • Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action (1,0001,250 words)
    • Rigorously explore and objectively evaluate at least five reasonable actions from different fields of study (e.g., ecology, meteorology, biology, botany, geology, physics) that could address the issue and satisfy the need.
      • Include no action as a sixth action.
    • Propose and defend a preferred action or course of actions, specifically discussing how it’s innovative. An innovative idea is an original, new, or creative method for approaching a practical problem. It must be realistic or practical and supported by research.
      • Explain the reasons for eliminating each alternative action.
  • Environmental Consequences (500750 words)
    • Examine how each action under consideration would impact the environment of the affected area(s).
      • Analyze the environmental effects of each action.
        • Discuss the energy requirements (if applicable) and the conservation potential of each action.
        • Describe the effect of each action on natural and depletable resources.
      • Analyze the human effects of each action.
    • Assess the direct and indirect effects of the reasonable actions and their significance.
      • Avoid assessing the impacts (long-term, near-term, certain, uncertain), since readers may value these differently.

What to Submit

Every project has a deliverable or deliverables, which are the files that must be submitted before your project can be assessed. For this project, you must submit the following:

Environmental Impact Statement (2,0002,500 words)
Develop the purpose and need, alternatives including the proposed action, and environmental consequences sections of an environmental impact statement (EIS) based on research on an issue identified in Claire DeAirs email, which is available in the Supporting Materials section.

Management in Critical Context

Your assessment brief:

Your task is to identify and select an article from the BBC News website (news.bbc.co.uk) that has a significant impact on the way in which organisations are managed from the last six months. Examples could be business ethics, globalisation, social or industrial conflict, outsourcing, regulation and/or deregulation of business or indeed any substantive issue that impacts on managerial decision making. With this as your starting point, you should then develop and write an essay on your chosen issue using all three broad themes explored in the course:

i. Globalisation

ii. Technology

iii. Conflict and co-operation

 

You need to identify and use the key ideas and concepts concerning these themes in this module that are most relevant to the core issue that your essay question addresses. You will use these to develop a comprehensive understanding of your essay topic.

You are required to have developed your idea by term week 5 (February 18th) and submit a pro forma to your tutor for approval (see the pro forma in the appendix of this document and on Moodle). Please note also that there is a space on the pro forma for the full web URL of the story you have chosen which you must also supply. Please make sure that your news article addresses business management and/or work and employment.

 

Your essay should be structured into sections as follows:

1. Introduction

2. Globalisation

3. Technology

4. Conflict and co-operation

5. Conclusion including a synthesis / discussion

6. References

 

Addressing Complex Issues

Recommendations Brief with Research (2,0002,500 words)
You and your mentor previously prepared and refined a list of opportunities that interested you in the Selecting Your Complex Challenge document. For this challenge, select the research question that most interests you, ensuring you address all elements in the rubric.

  1. Challenge: Describe your complex challenge and factors that contribute to the complexity of this issue:
    • Demographics of the individuals/group affected by challenge
    • Magnitude of the issue in community affected by challenge
    • Commonly held assumptions or obstacles around this issue
    • Social conditions that exist specific to this challenge
    • Cultural or societal issues specific to this challenge
    • Discipline-specific subject or branch of knowledge
  1. Research: You and your mentor have discussed the importance of making your case with evidence-based research, as appropriate to the discipline, that informs your recommendations.
    1. Annotated Bibliography: Select seven resources to analyze that are relevant to your challenge. These primary or secondary sources (conferences, dissertations, patents, journal studies, journal articles, technical reports, articles in scholarly journals, government policies, laws, or legislation) should address the challenge you have selected and inform the recommendations you make:
      • Identify the source authors and discuss their place in society
      • Discuss the purpose of the piece and why it was written
      • Explain the value or ideas behind the content in the source
      • Address the credibility of the piece (why or why not)
    1. Your Methods: Include research that is appropriate to the methods that would be used by the professionals using the particular lenses you choose to address your research question. This may include qualitative data, quantitative data, or both.
      • Qualitative research that provides context and information on aspects of your challenge and informs your recommendations
        • Case studies that address issues relevant to your challenge
        • Comparisons on issues relevant to your challenge
        • Information on focus groups or interviews that were conducted and tackle questions relevant to your challenge
      • Quantitative research that is grounded in numerical evidence and informs your recommendations. For example, if your challenge is on quality of water, you would want to have quantitative data from impacted communities, such as scientific data that supports your recommendations.
        • Survey data
        • Chi square
        • Correlation
        • Time Series
        • T-Test
        • ANOVA
  1. Recommendations:
    1. Solution: Propose a specific course of action or actions that represent a reasonable solution for your complex challenge, supported by at least five of the most appropriate sources in your annotated bibliography
      • Applicable methods
      • Applicable tools or technologies
      • Necessary resources
    2. Interpretation: Discuss the research and how your interpretation supports your recommendations
      • What the research says in regard to the challenge you are addressing and recommendations you make
      • How you see this research as supporting the recommendations you are making
    3. Significance: Discuss the significance and limitations of the research in supporting your recommendations
      • Geographical global/national/local impacts
      • Cultural, technological, scientific, etc., aspects
  1. Conclusion: Defend the action or course of action you have recommended over the alternatives based on:
    1. Utility of the type of methods or methodologies in addressing previous challenges of this type
    2. Necessary resources, tools/technologies to implement proposed recommendations
    3. Implications of your proposed recommendations
      • Ethical effects or consequences
      • Any additional concerns around implementing the specific course of action or actions, if applicable

Lupus

Paper must be written in the following format using the Harvard cited works guidelines.  (See attached)

Definition:

 

SystemsInvolved:

 

Description& Causes:

 

Signs& Symptoms:

 

CommonTreatments & Medications:

 

Massage (How does massage impact this condition?)

 

References

 

Subject : event & conference management

For this assignment, the student roleplays as the Director of Events at EU-REKA Communications Agency and the teacher roleplays as the Client.

To complete this assignment, students are required to perform the following tasks:

  1. Read the contextual information provided and the questions on the expected table of contents. Make sure you identify the key requests from the client. 
  2. You will be able to recontact your potential customer, just once, to ask them one question of your choice. You can ask this question to the client at any given point until 48h before the due date, just by posting it on the Announcements board. Your post should have the format of a formal email to the client. 
  3. On due time, submit a report of maximum 7 pages where you answer the 10 questions detailed on the expected table of contents. Questions should not be included on the submitted repot, they should be converted into subsections, classified according to each of the four main sections of content. This
    report should have a professional look and feel… Remember you are the Director of Events at EU-REKA Communications Agency. 

Contextual information:

EU-REKA is a Communications Agency that has been operating internationally since 1992 and currently has offices in 22 main cities around the world. The spanish division of EU-REKA has been requested to submit an event proposal for a very strategic potential client: Amazon, specifically the HQ international team. The agency has been working to fully onboard this new customer, which already hires some decentralized services from the agency at the international divisions level. However, this event proposal represents the opportunity of becoming, for the Amazon HQs team, their agency of trust in Spain.

In fact, final key to closing the deal with this huge customer is agreeing on the execution of an exciting event. During the introductory meeting, when you asked the clients about their expectations for the event, one of them replied:

I want our event to be on the opening teaser of all main tv news. Its important that it contributes to consolidating our excellent reputation and we want all important people to be there. Our stakeholders should feel represented on the event but also the general public, our current and future customers, must feel part of it too.

After the longer conversation that followed, you got to clarify the following characteristics and requests from your soon-to-be onboarded customer:

  • –  Their main external objective is getting media coverage and their main internal objective is testing the waters to evaluate certain strategic changes. The potential customer said: of course, always reinforcing the sense of belonging of the different stakeholders. 
  • –  They want to partially monetize the event, the customer said: We dont want to give, for free, everything to everyone. This means they dont want an all-included event format nor a one time-fee payment for all. 
  • –  The customer wants to bring speakers, public representatives, social influencers and other types of key guests. The customer wants both a festive ambience, with music and food, and serious activities that align with their SCR and strengthen the corporate reputation. 

– The event can last a maximum of 36 hours, you can decide how many of these to use and you are free to count on as many resources as you want. The customer said: Budget is not a problem. You, as the Event Director, know this really means something like: When I get the budget proposal of this event, I will reduce it significantly, but you will be fully free to have your private deals with all suppliers.

With this information, develop your proposal as the agencys Director of Events and make sure to include the following:

Expected table of contents:

EVENT-CLIENT MATCH:

  1. Clearly specify the objectives that your event promises to attain, follow the SMART rule. 
  2. List the specific activities that you suggest developing, specifying which activity will help achieve what objective, from a transversal approach. 
  3. Include the justification, from both a commercial and a strategic point of view, of why you suggest these activities instead of other possible ones.
    TIMING, AGENDA AND RUN SHEET: 
  4. Suggest the agenda of the event, specifying the relationship between the different publics and the event activities. 
  5. Develop a first run sheet for the event, where you list the activities on your proposal on the chronological order that you suggest organizing them. 
  6. Include a calendar to explain, to the client, the workflow of your pre-event organization, so that they understand the number of hours of work pre-event.
    VENUE AND RESOURCES: 
  7. Suggest two different venues in any Spanish city of your choice. Regardless of where the venues are located, make sure to consider all transportation
    aspects of the event. Justify why your suggestions align with the objectives and are suitable for the activities on agenda. 
  8. List all resources that you will need to organize your event. Start to reflect on how the providers that you need might be horizontally integrated and
    consider if you prefer to various small suppliers or a few big ones or a mix, then briefly reflect on your resources strategy to justify it to the customer.
    BUDGET: 
  9. Prepare an internal cost sheet, where you list the different needs that your event has, as identified on your resources reflection, regardless of who will
    eventually offer those services, thus considering both internal and external resources to be provided. 
  10. Prepare a first budget structure, the one that you will turn in to the potential customer. Include the charging price for the customer that you estimate,
    doing your best to be as accurate as possible and making sure you signal to the customer the areas of the budget where further work could represent significant alterations. Include in your proposal activities with different ranges of cost on your side, so that if the final budget is strongly reduced you can still organize the event and deliver, which otherwise would result on losing the client. 

Format of the task:
Students need to turn in a report. They can insert Excel or other table formats, when appropriate, into the final PDF. The alternation of plain text and visual charts

is recommended. The report must follow this structure indications:

  1. EVENT- CLIENT MATCH: Maximum length is 1 page. 
  2. TIMING, AGENDA AND RUN SHEET: Maximum length is 1 page for each of the three questions. 
  3. VENUE AND RESOURCES: Maximum length is 1 page. 
  4. BUDGET: Maximum length is 1 page for each of the two questions. 

Total maximum length of the report: 7 pages. References and Appendix are requested to be concise and adequate, adding value to the overall document.

Formalities:

  • Wordcount: 2000-2500 words. Total maximum length: 7 pages. Excel inserts on the PDF and visual charts are recommended, but they must be readable. 
  • Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total wordcount. 
  • Font: Arial 12,5 pts. 
  • Text alignment: Justified. 
  • The in-text References and the Bibliography must be in Harvards citation style. 

Individual Organisational Ethics Problem Solving about Carousell

This semester’s case study is about Carousell, which is a classifieds marketplace. Carousell states that their platform makes selling “as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting". Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and is now one of the world’s largest Carousell is the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast Asia. Carousell’s mission to “make second-hand the first choice” has many positive aspects for sustainability


However, it appears students and other parties involved sell their university textbooks, essay notes, and even assignments on the basis that they are not writing an entire assignment. Under the section of “IP Infringement, regulated or illegal products, and services”, essay and paper mills; homework services are listed.

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Introduction

Ensure you introduce the concepts explored and what the reader will expect to find. Pay attention to this section as students often do not represent the value-add of their work.


Problem Identification – ethical problem

Students will be accessed on their ability to identify and craft a succinct, incisive and critically engaging statement of the nature of the ethical problem faced.

Research on Business Ethics Theories and CSR Theories

You should reflect on the feedback provided and the skills you gained from Assignment 1, and build your ability to reflect deeply on ethics literature.

Practical Application: Draft Code of Business Practice Codes

1.      Students are to re-draft, or to provide an annex to the existing restricted business code, targeting the sale of student assessments or activities that may facilitate cheating.

2.      Each amendment must be supported and based on ethics & governance theories and concepts covered in the module. You should cover why the different ethical perspective has resulted in a different ethical position with regard to the business’s obligations around use of its services. You should consider critical comparison with different perspectives.


Body of Report – Justifying the Different Perspectives of Business Practice Codes

Students may consider these points:

1.      Businesses may operate regionally, does this need to be considered and how might this be informed by ethics theories?

2.      Businesses may not be under any legislative obligation to develop codes for contract cheating. However, does this change when overlaid with an ethics and CSR perspective? If so, which perspective and how do they result in different considerations?

3.      Is there a “right or wrong” approach, or does one approach result in a different outcome in terms of CSR?

Conclusions

What are the lessons that business should learn and how should they consider different ethics perspectives.

References

As stated, you are to use only scholarly resources, a minimum of 8 journal papers substantiating your augments. Non-scholarly sources will not contribute to a substantive academic argument.

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Students may be guided by the above points, but should not be tempted or drawn into a yes/no set of answers. Markers will grade on your ability to produce well-constructed arguments and flow of argumentative paragraphs, that are sustained with proper in-text citations to relevant readings.

To formulate your argument, you are required to undertake research to locate academic references using online databases (e.g. EBSCO, Proquest, Emerald, Science Direct etc). You must to use at least 8 academic references to support your argument.