Global Issues

“Global Issues Select an international company in a field you are familiar with and determine two (2) key areas (i.e., staffing, training, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits) where HR will have additional issues and challenges to deal with than in strictly U.S.-based companies. Next, suggest at least two (2) recommendations for dealing with these issues and challenges. Provide a rationale for your response. Per Chapter 16 of your text, Geert Hofstede’s Model of National Culture outlines six (6) cultural dimensions in which countries may differ: power-distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, long term orientation, and indulgence. Go to the Hofstede Centre’s website and select two (2) different countries. Compare the ratings in all of these cultural dimensions, plus the additional dimension of Indulgence listed on the site, between your selected countries. Next, describe at least two (2) challenges employees from these selected countries may face in working with each other due to differences in the dimensions. Provide a rationale for your response.

Assess the arguments, logic, assumptions and facts in term of different authors on the topic.

Written Assignment

1/ Assignment 2/ Content 3/ Objective 4/ Organization 5/ Quality of writing 6/ Guide for the assignment 7/ List of optional material (other books and articles)

Assignment:

The total number of pages should be between 10 and 15. Be careful, graphs or tables can be very important and useful, but it doesn’t count in term of space taken in the paper. You need to write 10 to 15 pages of words. This is a paper written individually; it is not a group project. The evaluation of the paper will be based on the content, the organization, and the quality of writing.

Content:

The paper should be about answering the following question: “Does greed drive economic success in capitalism and how or what are the consequence if it plays a role?”

Objective

There are two objectives. The first objective is to assess the arguments, logic, assumptions and facts in term of different authors on the topic. For this purpose, it is mandatory to use the papers and articles cited below. The second objective is for you to give your opinion. For that part you may use any other material. Other papers or articles may be very useful.

Organization: Basically, you should organize your paper the following way. All the papers mentioned below can be found through internet or through JSTOR at the library.

Introduction: It should start with general statements to introduce the subject and then you should explain what you will write about and the general content of the different parts.

Part 1: Present the arguments that the following authors put forward for arguing that greed is a main driver behind capitalism and that he has some costs. The papers and articles you have to use for that part are: Cohn, Steve, Allen Kanner, Tim Kasser and Richard Ryan. “Some Costs of American Corporate Capitalism:

Part 2: Present the arguments that the following authors put forward to defend the idea that capitalism is not adequately described when using the concept of greed as a driving force. Instead, competition is a healthy process of discovery taking into consideration multiple aspects of human affairs The papers you have to use for that part are: Kirzner, Israel. “The Economics of Greed or the Economics of Purpose”

It is mandatory to use the papers and articles cited above.

Part 3: you should offer some critics of those arguments, and finally you should indicate what you think about the topic. Do you think that greed is the driving force behind capitalism? To what extend should we consider greed when describing capitalism or market forces? What do you think about the possible consequences in the market process if we accept that greed plays a role? Notice that the list of the arguments in the papers you have to read is not exhaustive. The topic is even broad and difficult. The question asked may even doesn’t make sense. You can perfectly defend your positions in different ways or re-frame the discussion in another way. That is why it would be good to read other articles or material because you may get additional perspectives and ideas. It should reflect your opinion. You will be graded according to the quality of the paper (organization, quality of writing, etc…) and not on your opinion.

Conclusion: It is a summary of your paper and it should be short.

References You absolutely have to use the papers and articles mentioned above to write your essay. However, in your analysis, and particularly when you give your opinion, you can utilize and mention any other papers or books you found during your research. You have to mention your sources, and have a list of references at the end of the paper. It is important not to use only one source.

Quality of writing:

Here is a link about how to write a paper in economics: Deirdre McCloskey: “Economical Writing” Economic Inquiry 24(2) (Apr 1985): 187-222 [reprinted in UCLA Writing Program {Ellen Strenski, ed.}, Cross-Disciplinary Conversations about Writing (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1989)]; reprinted with revisions as The Writing of Economics (in second ed., Economical Writing, 1999)

A book that could be useful is: Roy Peter Clark, “Writing Tools: 50 essential Strategies for Every Writer”

You can get also the help from the “Writing at Queens” department:

Guide for the assignment: I will get rid of points if these requirements (titles, organization, number of pages, etc…) are not respected.

1/ The total number of pages should be between 10 and 15. Be careful: graphs or tables can be very important and useful, but it doesn’t count in term of space taken in the paper. You need to write 10 to 15 pages of words. It can be double spaced and the font shouldn’t be bigger than 12.

2/ This is a paper written individually; it is not a group project.

3/ The evaluation of the paper will be based on the content, the organization, and the quality of writing.

a/ Content: What should be in the paper is described in the writing assignment description above. It is important to be able to summarize the ideas from other authors, to evaluate and critic their respective arguments, and articulate your own opinion about the topic.

b/ Organization: basically, you should organize your paper the way it was described above.

Introduction Part 1: present the arguments that the authors put forward for arguing that greed is a main driver behind capitalism and that he has some costs. Part 2: present the arguments that the authors put forward to defend the idea that capitalism is not adequately described when using the concept of greed as a driving force. Instead, competition is a healthy process of discovery taking into consideration multiple aspects of human affairs Part 3: you should offer some critics of those arguments, you should emphasis which arguments are the most relevant, and finally you should indicate what you think. In this last part, you should present your opinion. You will be graded according to the quality of the paper (organization, quality of writing,…) and not on your opinion. Conclusion References

Each of these parts should have a title so I can read it clearly. The introduction should be something like half a page. It includes a general introduction of the topic, the more specific question that you want to answer, the brief description of the different parts that you are going to develop. Each part should be composed of clear sub-parts, clearly separated in paragraphs. You have to be able to construct those parts in a way that you don’t have more than 5 or 6 big paragraphs, and themselves shouldn’t have more than 3 or 4 subparts. The third part is more flexible in the sense that you can focus more on the criticism of the arguments or more on your own opinion. You can even create a fourth part if you want to separate the two. The conclusion is a brief summary of your paper (half a page) emphasizing on the main point. You can also mention questions that arise from the analysis you did, or potential need for reflection on some parts. In the reference part, you have to mention your sources.

c/ Quality: Be clear. It is critical that you create a logic we can follow and that makes sense. You have to tell a story; it is not a stock of words or concepts. The best way to proceed is the following: First read carefully the papers, and put briefly their ideas on paper. Second, organize these ideas logically, creating outlines for your first two parts. Third, do a brainstorming for the third part. Put on paper ideas and put them together on a logical way. After your outline is finished, then write the body of your essay. Then, probably you have then a better idea of how to write your introduction and your conclusion. Reread and revise many times. It has to sound right. Make sure you have very good links between paragraphs. Provide a title for the conclusion, each part, the conclusion and the reference part, so it is clear.

4/ You absolutely have to use the papers mentioned in the description of the writing assignment above to write your essay. I provided also other papers below. You can use them if you are interested in using the argument associated with them. In addition, in your analysis, and particularly when you give your opinion, you can utilize and mention other papers or books you found during your research or that you can find below.

5/ Don’t use quotes. In the current exercise, it is better if you avoid it: first we do here a training exercise so you have to develop your style, and second you don’t have much space for that kind of luxury.

Common Chemical Hazards and Superfund Sites

Watch the video titled “Groundwater Contamination” (4 min 35 sec) under the Water Pollution terms section of the Science Corner. You can also view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xs1jLlbztE. Next, explain the main reasons why some groundwater sources that we use may be more vulnerable to chemical contamination than others. Next, suggest one (1) strategy that the government can take to reduce groundwater contamination.

Access the Superfund Sites Website under the Super Fund terms section of the Science Corner. You can also access the site at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/index.htm. Click on your region of the country in the map and then click on your state. Next, choose one (1) of the Superfund sites on the list and provide a brief summary of the site. Describe the community involvement (e.g., remediation strategies, current stage of cleanup at the site, etc.) in the discovery or cleanup of the site and give your opinion as to whether or not you believe the community involvement is efficient.

Imagine that you recently found out you live close to a Superfund site. Identify the most important information you would want to know about the site. Give your opinion on whether you would move to a new location. Explain why or why not.

What are the modern uses of administrative segregation in a prison system?

Administrative segregation has evolved thought the history of incarceration. From the practice of solitary confinement used to punish inmates to putting them in the “hole”, administrative segregation takes on a new role in the operation of jails and prisons. What are the modern uses of administrative segregation in a prison system? Does administrative segregation serve a useful purpose? Why or why not?

Responses should be 2-3 pages in length.

Human resources management Paper

Guidelines: Written Component—your paper must be a minimum of three and a maximum of five pages. It should be typed, double-spaced, font 10-12 pt., with margins no larger than 1”. Projects should have a professional appearance and be stapled (no binders or report covers please). You must use a minimum of three sources. You may not use a text book as a source. These sources should be from reputable Professional/Educational Journals or Periodicals. Articles from the internet are acceptable, but they should be from reliable sources. You should list all of your sources at the end of the paper and proper credit should be given to the author of your source.

1. Make a prediction about: can we prevent or avoid workplace violence? If so, how??? IN THE U.S

1st page : introduction ( explani whats the paper about, interest the reader)

2nd page: body pose the question: can we prevent or avoid workplace violence? If so, how??? and make a prediction

3rd page: Conclusion

Leadership Development

Reflection Essay: Leadership Development Reflection Essay on Leadership Development Write a reflection essay on the following: 1. In this essay explain the importance of leadership competency in one of the following: mindfulness OR resilience. Do not cover both topics in the essay. 2. Address the importance of the leader’s emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence. • Use the course materials and TWO peer-reviewed journal articles that specifically address mindfulness or resilience. Journal articles, from the past 5 years should be used Apply the reference article with substantial citations; citations from Internet websites are not acceptable reference sources. • Prepare the assignment in APA format, with title page, header and other formatting requirements • The length of the assignment, items 1 and 2 should be a minimum of 800 words and not to exceed 850 words, as counted in the essay portion of the assignment paper.

State local Law to business

Research whether your state is a “right to work” state. How does or would your answer to this question impact a specific organization in your state? Does your state provide any protections in addition to the national labor Relations Act? Post a summary of the local law and application of that local law to businesses in your state in discussion 4.1: state-local law. . I need a reference. . My state is Colorado.

Current Legal Issues

Using the university’s online Library resources, locate at least two current Articles discussing legal topics mentioned in chapters 12 (Wages, Hours, and pay Equity) and 13 (Benefits) that impact Human Resources management. Discuss at least two articles that you found (include citations). Based on the material you read, as a member of a hypothetical HR management Team, discuss your policy recommendation to the company. Post your articles in discussion 4.2: Current Legal Issues. . I need references

Workplace Issues

a) Read chapter 15, chapter question # 1: OSHA Fact pattern on page 584. Answer the question in the fact pattern and discuss your reasoning, supporting your position with additional research or articles. b) Read chapter 15, chapter question # 6: Worker’s comp fact pattern on page 585. Answer the question in the fact pattern and discuss your reasoning, supporting your position with additional research or articles, if you wish. Post your combined answers to “a” and “b” in discussion 4.3: Workplace Issues.

Chapter 15 question #1. Employees were making repairs on a company’s huge forging press using a gear-pulling device. The device had four large steel studs weighing nearly forty pounds each. A stud broke off during the repair operation, flew 121 feet, and struck an employee in the head. There had been two prior incidents in which studs had broken off and nearly injured workers, including supervisors, in the vicinity. The lead repairperson for the day shift had repeatedly requested enhanced safety precautions during repair operations, but the company rejected these measures because they would have been too expensive or time consuming. However, on another occasion, the company did take the lead repairperson’s suggestion that it post warning signs and cordon off the area. OSHA cited the company under the general duty clause. The company appealed the citation. What should the court decide? Why? Chapter 15 question #6. Three emergency medical services employees were returning to their office in an ambulance after having had lunch. An EMT in the rear of the vehicle turned on the power to a manual cardiac defibrillator, adjusted its energy to a high setting, and picked up the defibrillator paddles. He jokingly told a female employee riding in the passenger seat of the ambulance that “I’m going to get you.” She screamed and told him to get the paddles away from her. The EMT appeared to be complying, but then turned back toward her and struck her with the paddles while simultaneously activating them. The female employee lost consciousness, had cardiac arrest, and eventually died from electrocution by the charged defibrillator. The deceased employee’s estate sued for negligent hiring and retention of the EMT. Is workers’ compensation the exclusive remedy for the employee’s death, or can the employer be sued in tort? Why? . I will need references.