UNIQUE areas of Social Issues of Technology

Question descriptionExplain two UNIQUE areas of Social Issues of Technology. Be sure to include an explanation of the area, your opinion of this area, and what can be done to improve this issue. Citations of sources are required for the answer.

How to join a professional organization that supports your career path

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Discussion Prompt

In this week’s discussion activity, you will research professional organizations that support your chosen career path. For example, one popular website for professional healthcare associations is Health Profession and Medical Organizations/Associations. Find your area of study, and obtain as much information as you can about joining a professional organization. Association websites should have a Membership link for more information on the process to join, their upcoming events, and the benefits for their members. Your discussion post must include the following information. (Please note that if there is a cost to join, you do not need to actually join at this time)

  • Name of Professional Organization
  • Examples of Jobs/Occupations
  • Website address or physical mailing address of Professional Organization
  • Cost to join
  • Benefits for members, upcoming meetings, conferences, events

Joining Professional Organizations

To ensure continued success in your career, consider joining a professional organization to broaden your network. There are associations for nearly every profession and many have national, state and regional chapters. Most professional associations provide extensive career resources to help you accomplish your objectives. You will have access to job listings that are only available to members on-line or in print. Many professional organizations offer ongoing educational opportunities that may be useful for you to remain current in your field. As you prepare to enter the healthcare industry, consider the many benefits of joining a professional organization. Once you join, don’t forget to include your association membership on your resume. This is another way to show future employers that you are dedicated to staying connected in your profession. Ultimate Medical Academy also provides you with access to the Career Club for further information about professional organizations in your area of study.

Career Connection

Remember to explore additional tips located in your Educational Activities folder. You will find helpful information on proper workplace behaviors and strategies for continued success in the healthcare setting.

Discussion Expectations

Writing and collaborating are important skills for a career in the allied healthcare field. The discussion forum is a way to practice refining your writing skills and having professional conversations with other students. UMA expects all students to demonstrate scholastic honesty. Plagiarism, using another’s ideas or writing without crediting the source, is not an acceptable practice.

All about Information Warfare

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CIS_610_Week1_Assgnt

This assignment is worth 50 points and is due at the end of the academic week (Sunday, midnight).

Find any article from a scholarly or peer reviewed source regarding Information Warfare. Provide a summary of the article and your insight on the relative validity of the information presented within the article.

What the Flood Control Act provide and it’s shortcomings

Emergency Management

Write 200 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: What does the Flood Control Act provide and what shortcomings do we see with its use?  150 words

Question 2: Describe the events that led to the creation of FEMA and what is its responsibility?  200 words

Question 3: How is a hazard different from a disaster and give an example of each?  200 words

Question 4: List and describe the categories of weapons of mass destruction and give examples.  200 words

Question 5: What is the difference between Emergency Management and the possible future of Risk Management? 200 words

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

Below Average Average Above Average
Submitted on time 0-1 points: main response submitted after Wednesday night or replies submitted on same day or on Sunday night 2-3 points: main response submitted on Wednesday night and 3 replies submitted on different days 4-5 points: Main response submitted before Wed. night and  3 replies submitted on multiple days after Wed
Research used 0-1 points: no obvious research done using reliable resources or use of unreliable sources such as Wikipedia or TV, etc. 2-3 Points text book information used for research without additional sources 4-5 points: text book and multiple sources used to research topics
Completed 2 questions with substantial answers 0-13 points: less than 2 questions answered or answers lacking in accurate details 13-16 points: 2 questions answered demonstrating basic knowledge 17-20 points: 2 or more questions answered demonstrating knowledge and providing illustration and evaluation of topics.
Three substantial replies on different days 0-5 points: less than 2 replies submitted or replies that merely agree or provide compliments 6-7 points: 2 to 3 replies submitted that provide some level of added understanding of topics 8-10 points: more than 3 replies that add understanding about topics or 3 replies that add illustrated or evaluative information on topics

Difference between Emergency Management and the possible future of Risk Management

Emergency Management

Write 200 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: What does the Flood Control Act provide and what shortcomings do we see with its use?  150 words

Question 2: Describe the events that led to the creation of FEMA and what is its responsibility?  200 words

Question 3: How is a hazard different from a disaster and give an example of each?  200 words

Question 4: List and describe the categories of weapons of mass destruction and give examples.  200 words

Question 5: What is the difference between Emergency Management and the possible future of Risk Management? 200 words

 

 

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

  Below Average Average Above Average
Submitted on time 0-1 points: main response submitted after Wednesday night or replies submitted on same day or on Sunday night 2-3 points: main response submitted on Wednesday night and 3 replies submitted on different days 4-5 points: Main response submitted before Wed. night and  3 replies submitted on multiple days after Wed
Research used 0-1 points: no obvious research done using reliable resources or use of unreliable sources such as Wikipedia or TV, etc. 2-3 Points text book information used for research without additional sources 4-5 points: text book and multiple sources used to research topics
Completed 2 questions with substantial answers 0-13 points: less than 2 questions answered or answers lacking in accurate details 13-16 points: 2 questions answered demonstrating basic knowledge 17-20 points: 2 or more questions answered demonstrating knowledge and providing illustration and evaluation of topics.
Three substantial replies on different days 0-5 points: less than 2 replies submitted or replies that merely agree or provide compliments 6-7 points: 2 to 3 replies submitted that provide some level of added understanding of topics 8-10 points: more than 3 replies that add understanding about topics or 3 replies that add illustrated or evaluative information on topics

 

 

categories and examples of weapons of mass destruction

Emergency Management

Write 200 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: What does the Flood Control Act provide and what shortcomings do we see with its use?  150 words

Question 2: Describe the events that led to the creation of FEMA and what is its responsibility?  200 words

Question 3: How is a hazard different from a disaster and give an example of each?  200 words

Question 4: List and describe the categories of weapons of mass destruction and give examples.  200 words

Question 5: What is the difference between Emergency Management and the possible future of Risk Management? 200 words

 

 

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

  Below Average Average Above Average
Submitted on time 0-1 points: main response submitted after Wednesday night or replies submitted on same day or on Sunday night 2-3 points: main response submitted on Wednesday night and 3 replies submitted on different days 4-5 points: Main response submitted before Wed. night and  3 replies submitted on multiple days after Wed
Research used 0-1 points: no obvious research done using reliable resources or use of unreliable sources such as Wikipedia or TV, etc. 2-3 Points text book information used for research without additional sources 4-5 points: text book and multiple sources used to research topics
Completed 2 questions with substantial answers 0-13 points: less than 2 questions answered or answers lacking in accurate details 13-16 points: 2 questions answered demonstrating basic knowledge 17-20 points: 2 or more questions answered demonstrating knowledge and providing illustration and evaluation of topics.
Three substantial replies on different days 0-5 points: less than 2 replies submitted or replies that merely agree or provide compliments 6-7 points: 2 to 3 replies submitted that provide some level of added understanding of topics 8-10 points: more than 3 replies that add understanding about topics or 3 replies that add illustrated or evaluative information on topics

 

 

How is a hazard different from a disaster

Emergency Management

Write 200 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: What does the Flood Control Act provide and what shortcomings do we see with its use?  150 words

Question 2: Describe the events that led to the creation of FEMA and what is its responsibility?  200 words

Question 3: How is a hazard different from a disaster and give an example of each?  200 words

Question 4: List and describe the categories of weapons of mass destruction and give examples.  200 words

Question 5: What is the difference between Emergency Management and the possible future of Risk Management? 200 words

 

 

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

  Below Average Average Above Average
Submitted on time 0-1 points: main response submitted after Wednesday night or replies submitted on same day or on Sunday night 2-3 points: main response submitted on Wednesday night and 3 replies submitted on different days 4-5 points: Main response submitted before Wed. night and  3 replies submitted on multiple days after Wed
Research used 0-1 points: no obvious research done using reliable resources or use of unreliable sources such as Wikipedia or TV, etc. 2-3 Points text book information used for research without additional sources 4-5 points: text book and multiple sources used to research topics
Completed 2 questions with substantial answers 0-13 points: less than 2 questions answered or answers lacking in accurate details 13-16 points: 2 questions answered demonstrating basic knowledge 17-20 points: 2 or more questions answered demonstrating knowledge and providing illustration and evaluation of topics.
Three substantial replies on different days 0-5 points: less than 2 replies submitted or replies that merely agree or provide compliments 6-7 points: 2 to 3 replies submitted that provide some level of added understanding of topics 8-10 points: more than 3 replies that add understanding about topics or 3 replies that add illustrated or evaluative information on topics

 

 

How to define terrorism

Geography of Terrorism

Write 300 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: Please explain the differences between state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism. Give examples of each and your opinion on which one is more difficult to defeat and why? 300 words.

 

Question 2: Review the different definitions of terrorism below, choose the one you feel encompasses terrorism the best. Provide your own definition of terrorism and defend your definition over the others provided. 300 words.

 

  • Terrorism–use or threatened use of force–designed to bring about political change

                     Brian Jenkins

 

  • Terrorism–illegitimate use of force to achieve a political objective when innocent people are targeted

                     Walter Laqueur

 

  • Terrorism–premeditated, systemic murder, mayhem, and threatening of the innocent to create fear and intimidation for political advantage

                         James M. Poland

 

  • Terrorism–the unlawful use or threat of violence against persons or property to further political or social objectives

              US Vice President’s task Force 1986

 

  • Terrorism–the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, civil populous for political or social objectives

              Federal Bureau of    Investigation

 

 

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Organization Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings. Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs. Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. The information appears

to be disorganized. 8)

Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 paragraphs. All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 paragraphs. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 paragraph. One or more topics were not

addressed. The response

was not of suffiecient length.

Sources All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the APA format. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the APA format. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the APA format. Some sources are not

accurately documented.

Mechanics No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. Many grammatical, spelling,

or punctuation errors.

 

 

Differences between state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism

Geography of Terrorism

Write 300 words each with proper in text citation, APA, reference, and free from Plagiarism. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

Question 1: Please explain the differences between state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism. Give examples of each and your opinion on which one is more difficult to defeat and why? 300 words.

 

Question 2: Review the different definitions of terrorism below, choose the one you feel encompasses terrorism the best. Provide your own definition of terrorism and defend your definition over the others provided. 300 words.

 

  • Terrorism–use or threatened use of force–designed to bring about political change

                     Brian Jenkins

 

  • Terrorism–illegitimate use of force to achieve a political objective when innocent people are targeted

                     Walter Laqueur

 

  • Terrorism–premeditated, systemic murder, mayhem, and threatening of the innocent to create fear and intimidation for political advantage

                         James M. Poland

 

  • Terrorism–the unlawful use or threat of violence against persons or property to further political or social objectives

              US Vice President’s task Force 1986

 

  • Terrorism–the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, civil populous for political or social objectives

              Federal Bureau of    Investigation

 

 

Please answer all questions with good solution and proper in text citation and Reference. Then follow the below Rubric when writing

 

 

Discussion Questions Rubric

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Organization Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings. Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs. Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. The information appears

to be disorganized. 8)

Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 2 paragraphs. All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 2 paragraphs. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 1 paragraph. One or more topics were not

addressed. The response

was not of suffiecient length.

Sources All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the APA format. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the APA format. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the APA format. Some sources are not

accurately documented.

Mechanics No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Almost no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors A few grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors. Many grammatical, spelling,

or punctuation errors.

 

 

The detailed structure of a firms corporate management

Question descriptionIn APA format, consider that you have been hired as a consultant at the company you have been researching. This final report is an in-depth look at the corporate management based on your detailed research completed throughout the semester. This paper is designed as a full report with recommendations that the executive team will use to enhance the existing strategic management. The final product represents an authentic demonstration of competency because the analysis represents the pragmatic application of concepts and tools used in formation of corporate-level global strategic planning. I am attaching the rough draft.

Main Elements

Your analysis should include, at a minimum, the following an executive summary, table o contents, and the following eight components:

1.MNE Overview and Key Strategic Background

1.1.Characterize the chosen firm (e.g., firm’s scale, strategic business units, scope of products and markets, diversification type, current financial and strategic performance trends (5-year max) with a brief comparison to industry trends, market shares, etc.)

1.2.Describe the current international operations of the firm (e.g., geographic distribution of operations and their contributions to firm performance)

1.3.What are the recent strategic initiatives (and their motivations) of the firm?

1.4.Briefly analyze the MNE’s domestic and international rivals (a representative top challenger for each is fine)

2.Strategy Tripod Part One: Industry Conditions (Opportunities and Threats)

2.1.What are the top five foreign markets for the MNE’s industry?

2.2.Compare and contrast the five forces affecting the MNE’s industry. Note critical factors to each and critical differences in the MNE’s domestic and foreign markets.

2.3.Which functions in the industry value chain are key to competitiveness for your MNE? How well do they address the industry’s key success factors and key drivers of change?

2.4.Assess the strategic fit of the MNE’s generic competitive strategy with industry conditions.

3.Strategy Tripod Part Two: Internal Resources and Capabilities (Strengths and Weaknesses)

3.1.Analyze the value, rarity, imitability, and organizational (VRIO) aspects of the firm’s core resources and capabilities within its value chain functions. Do any competencies reach the “core” or “distinctive” level over rivals?

3.2.How well do these capabilities and resources support the MNE’s generic strategy choice?

3.3.What resources and capabilities should the firm augment or develop to improve its future global competitiveness?

3.4.Should the firm acquire, outsource, or build these resources internally?

4.Strategy Tripod Part Three: Institutional and Cultural Conditions

4.1.How are formal and informal institutions setting the “rules of the game” for the MNE’s direct and indirect international operations?

4.2.Using Hofstede’s five dimensions of national culture, how will the MNE’s domestic cultural norms compare to those of its foreign partners or subsidiaries?

4.3.Which is currently a greater concern—cultural or institutional distance?

4.4.What are your recommendations for the firm’s future IBS to leverage its exposure to these various “rules of the game”?

5.Entrepreneurship and Internationalizing the Firm

5.1.How effectively has the firm managed the five “entrepreneurial strategies” in its growth?

5.2.Are there institutional or industry-based conditions affecting entrepreneurship opportunities?

6.Internationalization: Where, When, Why, and How

6.1.From the institution-based and resource-based views, does the firm possess “overwhelming resources and capabilities to offset its liability of foreignness”?

6.2.How do the firm’s strategic goals align with the location-specific advantages of its global footprint?

6.3.Assess the advantages and disadvantages of management’s entry mode choices and entry timing.

6.4.Which diversification strategies have been used? Have they contributed to performance?

6.5.Has performance benefited from international acquisitions or collaborative strategies?

6.6.What are your recommendations for the MNE to pursue future complementary strategic options?

7.Internationalization: Strategy, Structure, and Learning

7.1.Which of the four strategy/structure configurations is used?

7.2.Considering the three legs of the strategy tripod, evaluate the “strategic fit” of the MNE’s strategy/structure configuration to its IBS goals.

7.3.Does this approach offer any innovation or learning advantages over the approaches of the MNE’s top rivals?

7.4.Has the firm internalized any knowledge management or learning capabilities that maybe leveraged between developed and emerging economies?

8.Strategizing Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

8.1.Has the MNE developed firm-specific capabilities to differentiate on corporate governance dimensions?

8.2.From the stakeholder-based view, what is a CSR initiative that will directly impact the competitiveness of the MNE?

The research proposal should present a concise and rigorous case for studying your proposed firm in light of global strategic management. It should consider the following:

  • Corporate overview (basic description of MNE, its operations, market position, leadership, etc.)
  • Financial performance overview (briefly review revenues, net income, profit ratios, balance sheet, equity trends)
  • Business segments (divisions or SBUs [strategic business units] with performance contributions)
  • Subsidiary/parent-child structure (corporate hierarchy with performance contributions)
  • Geographic segmentation (current with performance contribution)
  • Recent strategic initiatives/stated strategic objective
  • Important negative events or challenges
  • Domestic/foreign industry summary (includes industry name and the primary and secondary NAICS and SIC codes)
  • Brief key competitors overview (minimum two domestic and two foreign, using salient aspects listed above)
  • Reason for your interest in the MNE

Final Project Report: Final Global Strategic Analysis

In 10-2, you will submit your final global strategic analysis. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the main elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. Your report should include a cover page, an executive summary (200 to 300 words), a table of contents, a discussion of all eight components described in the Main Elements section above, references (APA format), and appendices (financials, larger graphics or illustrations, tables, etc.). The final global strategic analysis report is graded using the Final Product Rubric (below).

Rubric

Requirements of submission: Written components of project must follow these formatting guidelines: 1.5 spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA-appropriate citations. The final global strategic analysis should range between 12 to 20 pages, not including the cover page, financial statements, bibliography, and other resources.

Instructor feedback: Students can find their feedback in the grade book as an attachment.

Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Multinational Enterprise (MNE) Overview & Key Strategic Background Fully characterizes the chosen MNE’s business, provides a thoughtful and complete analysis of its international operations and strategic goals, and assesses its context in its industry sector, considering domestic and international rivals

(18-20)

Characterizes the chosen MNE’s business, provides a complete analysis of its international operations and strategic goals, and assesses its context in its industry sector, considering domestic and international rivals

(16-17)

Characterizes some aspects of the chosen MNE’s business, provides an adequate analysis of its international operations and strategic goals, and attempts to assess its context in its industry sector, considering domestic and international rivals

(14-15)

Does not adequately characterize of the chosen MNE’s business, provides an inadequate analysis of its international operations and strategic goals, and does not address its context in its industry sector, considering domestic and international rivals

(0-13)

20
Comprehensive MNE Analysis Using the Strategy Tripod Provides a clear and comprehensive analysis of the MNE using the three components of the strategy tripod. Explores multiple strategic issues through extensive collection and in-depth analysis of firm and sector evidence to make well-informed conclusions.Cleverly applies course concepts, depicting sustainable competition in an international environment

(18-20)

Provides an acceptable analysis of the MNE using the three components of the strategy tripod. Explores multiple strategic issues through collection and in-depth analysis of firm and sector evidence to make well-informed conclusions. Applies course concepts, depicting sustainable competition advantage in an international environment

(16-17)

Provides an inadequate analysis of the MNE competitiveness using the three components of the strategy tripod. Explores some strategic issues through collection and in analysis of firm and sector evidence to make conclusions. Applies some course concepts, depicting sustainable competition advantage in an international environment

(14-15)

Does not provide an analysis of the MNE competitiveness using the three components of the strategy tripod and/or does not explore strategic issues to provide conclusions

(0-13)

20
Critical Analysis

of MNE Internationalization

Develops a thoughtful critique of the MNE’s entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies, analyzing its strategies and performance and clearly defining the strategy/structure used

(18-20)

Develops a reasonable critique of the MNE’s entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies, analyzing its strategies and performance and clearly defining the strategy/structure used

(16-17)

Develops an inadequate critique of the MNE’s entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies and provides minimal analysis of its strategies and performance and the strategy/structure used (14-15) Does not critique the MNE’s entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies or provide an adequate analysis of its strategies and performance or define the strategy/structure used

(0-13)

20
Strategizing Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Provides a concise, well-thought-out description of the firm-specific capabilities that differentiate the MNE with respect to its corporate governance. Critically assesses one or more corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative(s) from stakeholder and competitiveness perspectives

(18-20)

Describes the firm-specific capabilities that differentiate the MNE with respect to its corporate governance. Assesses a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative from stakeholder and competitiveness perspectives

(16-17)

Describes the firm-specific capabilities that differentiate the MNE with respect to its corporate governance. Attempts to assess a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative from stakeholder and competitiveness perspectives

(14-15)

Does not adequately describe the firm-specific capabilities that differentiate the MNE with respect to its corporate governance and/or does not assess a social responsibility (CSR) initiative(s) from stakeholder and competitiveness perspectives

(0-13)

20
Competitive Intelligence/ Resource Effectiveness Highly selective employment of scholarly, primary, and secondary intelligence resources creates superior depth to the MNE strategic analysis

(9-10)

Consistent use of scholarly intelligence and primary data filtered for significant errors, omissions, and bias. Introduces secondary industry and competitor resources to clarify context and reasoning

(8)

Some incorporation of resources of limited strategic importance. Overreliance on opinion-based resources, not separated from primary resources by more than one degree of separation from firm (7) Does not incorporate sufficient scholarly, primary, or secondary resources for analysis

(0-6)

10
Writing Style,

Mechanics, and Citations

Clearly demonstrates a professional business writing style, with no errors related to organization, grammar, and APA-formatted citations

(9-10)

Demonstrates a professional business writing style, with minor errors related to organization, grammar, and APA-formatted citations

(8)

Writing style is not adequately professional and some errors related to organization, grammar, and APA-formatted citations

(7)

Writing style is inappropriate for business and/or major errors related to organization, grammar, and APA-formatted citations

(0-6)

10
Earned Total

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