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Locate a publicly traded company in an industry that interests you. Find a publicly traded competitor which is suitable for a merger or acquisition with this firm.

Write a ten page double spaced paper (not including exhibits) on why the company should be acquired and what purchase price should be paid. Your analysis should include the “real” reasons behind the merger and not the standard answers. Major topics should include: A brief background of the industry which the company operates, a background on the company and the management team, the acquisition purchase price (you may want to include a base purchase price and the maximum purchase price your firm would be willing to pay), what makes this merger a good fit, a brief strategy on how the company will operate after the merger, and how the deal would be financed. 3. You have an enormous amount of material to use for this project. Annual Reports and 10Ks can be obtained by contacting the company’s Investor Services Department. 4.Try to expand your financial analysis a little more. What do those numbers mean? Impact? Try to do your own financial calculations, and see what does those numbers actually mean? Not only for the current time, rather in the long run. Try to capture how this will impact the merge, the position in the industry and what does it mean? Try to expand in your strategy and synergies analysis. 5. including your exhibits of financial analysis and statement at the end of the as analysis and statement, Various ratios(P/E, EPS, share price..etc)It depends on what financial analysis you use

What are the factors that you believe are critical to success in this organization? What is the culture like?

Guidelines for HR Plan Overview You have acquired a vast knowledge about multiple topics relevant to managers and HR employees. You will apply your learning by presenting an overall HR plan for an organization that you have chosen to work on throughout the course (fictitious or real). This is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to consider and recommend actions to management on how the organization can be most competitive in the global environment by utilizing the organizations best asset; its human resources. Development of the Plan You will come up with a fictitious organization or you can use a real organization that is familiar throughout the course. The end product is a paper that presents a comprehensive HR plan for the organization that includes the concepts that you have learned from the text and outside resources. Parameters for the organization: You are free to describe the organization with which you will be associated. You will need to provide some level of detail of your organization. Use your general knowledge, coursework, and research to accomplish this. Even though you are required to provide general organizational details, your primary function is human resources. Analyze based on this premise. Assume that a core group of managers and employees (approximately 250) are already in place. Your organization can produce a product or perform a service. Requirements for the Overview of the organization Description of what the organization does and organizational structure. Be specific. You may include an organizational chart. How does the organization operate? How are tasks/work projects accomplished? Is the organization domestic or international? Locations? Who are the competitors? How is information communicated? Why would people want to work for this organization? HR Topics that MUST be addressed in the paper Recruitment and Selection: Include the job description and interview questions . A discussion and analysis of why and how you developed these tools must be included in the paper. Best practices based on the research and your text should be discussed. Compensation and Benefits: Include the compensation package for each position. A discussion and analysis of why and how you developed these tools must be included in the paper. Best practices based on the research and your text should be discussed. Performance Management: Include a performance appraisal and management system. A discussion and analysis of why and how you developed these tools must be included in the paper. Best practices based on the research and your text should be discussed. Training Program: Include a training program overview. A discussion and analysis of why and how you developed these tools must be included in the paper. Best practices based on the research and your text should be discussed. Other topics of interest for your plan: This is a free topic area. You can discuss union affiliation, diversity, succession planning, retention, or any topic that we have studied in the course that pertains to your plan. IMPORTANT!! Submit your work as an MS WORD ATTACHMENT in either a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least ten (10) supporting references or sources (NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources). In addition, include a properly formatted APA cover page, an abstract, a properly formatted Introduction and Conclusion, and a minimum of 10 pages of double spaced written content.

Determine which is most likely to be the correct diagnosis and explain your reasoning using at least 3 different references from current evidence based literature.

Choose one skin condition graphic (identify by number in your Chief Complaint) to document your assignment in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) note format, rather than the traditional narrative style. Remember that not all comprehensive SOAP data are included in every patient case. 1.) Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic you selected. 2.) Formulate a differential diagnosis of three to five possible conditions for the skin graphic that you chose.

Explain how the advantage(s) represent a differentiation or cost advantage.

Assignment Objectives: (1) Identify and research 23 competitors in the recommended country, including at least 1 global competitor and 1 local competitor. (2) Each individual will determine the competitive strengths and competitive weaknesses of the client company by comparing client strengths and weaknesses with competitors strengths and weaknesses. Note that not all your client’s Strengths are competitive advantages, since competitors may have similar strengths. You are looking for those very few competitive strengths (in people, product/service, processes, or other resources) that will give your company a differentiator or cost advantage. Similarly, competitor weaknesses that your client company does not suffer may give your client company a relative competitive advantage, even if you have not previously identified this characteristic as a particular strength of your client company. It need only be better than the competitors in order for you to consider it as a competitive advantage (e.g.,more efficient processes than a competitor’s high cost production may mean your client can offer lower prices to customers than the competitor can). (3) Applying Porter’s Generic Strategies, you will then recommend and explain a competitive strategy that will attract new customers by leveraging the client firms competitive strengths (., a more technologically advanced product with higher buyer value) and/or mitigate its competitive weaknesses (., mitigating a relatively low brand recognition by saturating a niche market with a focused differentiator message: “we serve small businesses with software designed for small business”) ). Assignment Requirements/format: Step one: Using the summary information from your group’s week 4 country selection paper, the Introduction to this paper should consist of (a) statement of purpose (b) description of the company and its industry, (c) the product/service that will be entered in the new country; (d) description of the target country and why it was recommended as better opportunity than the other country. Step two: The body of the paper (approximately 8 pages double spaced) will: 1. Assess each competitor’s strengths and weaknesses include in your assessment a competitors’ ability to mitigate the country level threats you identified in Week4. Competitors that are more adept at risk mitigation (., via a process or asset advantage) will be more of a competitive threat. For example, in a politically unstable country (threat) , a competitor with a wide network of associations (asset) may be better able to weather political change (thus the network is a risk mitigating advantage).. 2. Compare Competitor Strengths and Weaknesses to your client’s Strengths and Weaknesses 3. Determine the two or three areas in which your client has a competitive advantage relative to competitors. Be sure the data support this determination. 4. Recommend a competitive strategy and explain why you have recommended the strategy. Will this be effective against all or only some of the competitors? Will you need a combined strategy or a tiered strategy (implemented over time) in order to compete for the long term?—————————————————————————————————————————————————– Include a Title page (with your name!) and a Table of Contents, to be placed just after the Executive summary page blank I will do. After the Executive summary, include page numbers on the body of the paper, starting with page one.

Briefly analyze and comment on the challenges and benefits related to explaining psychological assessment concepts using language that is developmentally appropriate for children.

Week 2 – Interactive Assignment No unread replies. No replies. Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. Developing Psychoeducational Materials for Children For written transcript, click here. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. In this interactive assignment, you will create a story for children to educate them about psychological assessment. To begin, select a targeted developmental or reading level pre-K through grade 6. Review the elements required for each section of your storybook below. Visit the Storybird website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to familiarize yourself with this technology. You may review the Storybird Quick-Start Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for additional assistance with using this platform. Your username will become the professional author name for your book. Therefore, when you register for your Storybird account it is recommended that you use the following format for your username: first initial followed by last name (., JSmith). If you receive a message that your username has been taken, it is recommended you include your middle initial (., JASmith). Do not use Internet handles and/or other unprofessional appearing pseudonyms. Review the information in Chapter 5 of your textbook corresponding to the assessments appropriate for the age group you selected and review the Mental Health Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (2013) article for examples of information provided to the public about psychological testing. You may choose any appropriate title for your story. Be sure to address each of the following questions in your storybook in an age-appropriate manner: Why is the character in the story being referred for testing? Who will conduct the assessment? What is being measured? How long will testing take? Who will be present during the assessment process? If not in the room, where will parents and/or guardians be while the character in the story is being tested? How will the results be used? Who will have access to the results (., medical doctor, family, the court, teachers), and why? This will vary depending on the character and plot in your story. How will the tests be taken? What will be the outcome of the assessment? How will the information be used? How might this information impact the life of the character in your story? Include content to address any developmentally appropriate fears that individuals of the age group you selected may have. For example, young children commonly associate going to the doctor with getting a shot. Be sure to include all the required material from the instructions above in your online storybook. Once you have created your storybook, include the link in your initial post. In your initial post, note the age or grade level for the target audience of the story. Compare at least two assessment instruments used to assess intelligence or achievement for the age group you selected. Include in-text citations and references for all sources used. Note: It is highly recommended you complete all written work in a separate document first and then cut and paste the required content into your online storybook. This will allow you to edit and save your work separately from the online storybook, should any technical failures occur. This approach will also allow you to work on your content without having to remain connected to the Internet, which will make it easier to develop and edit your content prior to publishing it to your online storybook. If you experience any technical difficulties, please visit the Storybird Help Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. The technical support offered through your Student Portal will not be able to assist you with the Storybird website. Note to Students: This assignment requires that you produce a visual presentation, supply a spoken audio narrative, and to listen the audio narrative of others. Note you are also asked to provide a transcript of your presentation. If you have a documented disability accommodation that might interfere with your ability to complete this assignment you may contact your instructor to develop a comparable alternative assignment. If you have other issues that you feel may be a barrier to your ability to complete this course or this assignment please contact the Office of Access and Wellness at: [email protected] Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues posts and respond substantively to at least two of your peers by 11:59 . on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse. Do you agree that the language used in the storybook is developmentally appropriate for the age group chosen? Is the content regarding the assessment process accurate? What other ethical or professional issues related to testing children from the chosen age group would you recommend be included?

Throughout time, individuals deemed by society as “great” often pointed to some failure in their lives as a pivotal moment leading them to their successful path. Tell us about a time in your life in which failure propelled you toward success.

Throughout time, individuals deemed by society as “great” often pointed to some failure in their lives as a pivotal moment leading them to their successful path. Tell us about a time in your life in which failure propelled you toward success.

How does corporate strategy differentiate from a business-unit-level strategy, including advantages and disadvantages of each?

Please write a one page assignment addressing the following questions (please make questions headers): Post a comparison of corporate strategy versus business-unit-level strategy. In your comparison, address the following: Which approach for diversification (related-constrained or related-linked) has the strongest return on investment in this case study? Explain, including at least one supportive example. In your opinion as an independent scholar, why does diversification most often fail to add value? Explain with at least one supportive example. What factors should executives consider when making a decision to diversify through green field entry over making an acquisition? Explain. Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this weeks Learning Resources and at least one additional scholarly source. Refer to the Week 7 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Discussion – Week 7 COLLAPSE The Value of Diversification Diversification presents businesses with the opportunity to enter new markets, expand product or service lines, and, if done effectively, broaden the scope or reach of a business. The process of diversification requires the development of effective strategies to be implemented at the business unit level and/or at the corporate level. For this Discussion, you will utilize a specific case to compare these two strategy options. Within this, you will examine the role, challenges, and potential benefits of diversification strategies within an organization. To prepare for this Discussion, review the Cisco Systems: Growth Through Diversification and Acquisition case found on pages 108109 of Dyer, Godfrey, Jensen, and Bryce (2016) and consider how companies can utilize diversification strategies to create organizational value and competitive advantage. You may also want to review the video titled The Upside of Concentrating Risk, as well as the cases provided in this weeks Optional Resources for further research on diversification initiatives and business strategy effectiveness. By Day 3 Post a comparison of corporate strategy versus business-unit-level strategy. In your comparison, address the following: How does corporate strategy differentiate from a business-unit-level strategy, including advantages and disadvantages of each? Which approach for diversification (related-constrained or related-linked) has the strongest return on investment in this case study? Explain, including at least one supportive example. In your opinion as an independent scholar, why does diversification most often fail to add value? Explain with at least one supportive example. What factors should executives consider when making a decision to diversify through green field entry over making an acquisition? Explain. Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this weeks Learning Resources and at least one additional scholarly source. Refer to the Week 7 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Read a selection of your colleagues postings. By Day 5 Respond to at least two of your colleagues postings in one or more of the following ways: Compare your initial posting with that of your colleague, including insights on why diversification can fail to add value. Identify in what ways you agree or disagree with your colleague on the value of diversification and how this can enhance or expand innovation or competitive advantage. Provide a suggestion for an additional value diversification to better support your colleagues posting, including a rationale for your suggestion. Please note that, for each response, you must include a minimum of one appropriately cited scholarly reference. Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what insights you gained as a result of reading the comments your colleagues made. Click on the Reply button below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submit button to post your message.

Write a 2 page essay describing the following 1. Definition of evidenced based practice. 2. How evidence based practice is used in nursing.

How you could use EBP to solve an issue on your unit ( be sure to described the unit) : Issue is lack of team spirit/ team work on 4th floor Orthopedic unit. Minimum of 3 scholarly References must be less than 5 years and in APA format.

As people are different, they will also differ in the manner they react and deal with conflict. Some will choose rationally between the strategies, as to which one will better serve their desired outcome. But some may adopt a conflict “style” when reacting to different conflict situations or to the people with whom they are in dispute. What are the factors that affect the way disputants behave? Is it only their character or is it also a tactical decision to adopt a certain style?

As people are different, they will also differ in the manner they react and deal with conflict. Some will choose rationally between the strategies, as to which one will better serve their desired outcome. But some may adopt a conflict “style” when reacting to different conflict situations or to the people with whom they are in dispute. What are the factors that affect the way disputants behave? Is it only their character or is it also a tactical decision to adopt a certain style?

In a double-spaced document, briefly explain the authors purpose for writing the article. One way to understand the authors purpose is to ask yourself why he or she wrote it.

Read and analyze attached article from The Wall Street Journal(Why is America going broke). You will then write a review of the article that is at least 1 page in current APA format. Federal budget deficits(TOPIC) 1. On the top of the page, provide the article citation in current APA format. 2. On the next line down, type the topic of your articles (from the list above) in all caps and bold format. (For example, consider current and future events, politics, or anything else that may have inspired the article.) 4. Summarize the article, focusing on the discussion of the topic the article addresses. Incorporate relevant economic theory that is present so that discussion of the article content is clear.