Major business functions of accounting

First, using the internet, find an example of a company that encourages ethical business behavior. Explain why you believe their actions are encouraging ethical behavior. Why do you think the company chose to act as they did?

Second, using the internet, find an example of a socially responsible business. Explain why you believe their actions are socially responsible. Why do you think the company chose to act as they did?

Provide a link to the websites utilized so we may view your choice.

Your posts in the discussion area should exhibit careful thought and logical reasoning and provide evidence for your position. Each post should be at least two well-developed paragraphs (approximately 200 words or more). Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Upon completion of this assignment you should have shown you are able to comprehend and articulate the following Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):

Identify major business functions of accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business.
Describe the importance and effects of ethical practices in business and be able to analyze business situations to identify ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses.
Explain integrity, ethics, and social responsibility as they relate to leadership and management.

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The Netflix Black Mirror episode, “Nosedive”

  1. View John Shafer’s Video Introduction to Topic 1.
  2. Read the following Wikipedia Articles:
    a. “Mass Communication”
    b. “Mass Media”
    c. “Concentration of Media Ownership”
  3. Read Chapter 1 – “Mass Communication” from MEDIA & CULTURE: MASS
    COMMUNICATION IN A DIGITAL AGE available under “Course Content.”
  4. Review the following PowerPoint-PDF’s (available in “Course Content”):
    a. “Mass Comm Intro”
    b. “Media Economics”
  5. View the Netflix Black Mirror episode, “Nosedive” (Season 3, Episode 1 on Netflix).
    If you don’t have Netflix, you can setup a one-month trial for free:
    Assignment Questions / Tasks:
    Briefly answer the following questions; indicate your source with the number-letter above:
  6. What makes “Mass Communication” different from other forms of communication (make
    sure you identify some other forms of communication besides mass comm)?
  7. Identify the major types of “Mass Communication” (mass media) and indicate approximately
    when they became influential.
  8. What are some of the major theories of mass communication?
  9. What is “Media Convergence” and how has it impacted culture and society?”
  10. Why should we engage in “media literacy” and a critical perspective of media?
  11. Currently, what are the largest media companies?
  12. What are some of the issues involved with the concentration of media ownership?
  13. Briefly describe how the scenario of the Black Mirror episode, “Nosedive,” relates to our
    current use of social media and ranking systems.

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Goodbaby designs, manufactures, markets and distributes children’s products

Goodbaby designs, manufactures, markets and distributes children’s products for sale around the world. It has developed a global ecosystem and platform using an “open innovation” strategy but is wondering how to enhance its global presence in the digital era. Drawing from the concepts of IP protection and open systems discussed in Chapter 9, analyze the source of the success Goodbaby has achieved using open innovation, and make recommendations for future actions the company should take to improve its business and its ecosystem.

Submission must not exceed 1500 words, be no more than 3 pages in length, excluding the appendix.
Single-spaced and a font of 12 points, with normal margins.
Please save it as a word document file (either .doc or .docx format is fine) before posting.
APA Format with Bibliography
Recommended Outline for Case

Analysis of Goodbaby’s use of IP protection and open systems
Recommended actions

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Money and Banking

  1. Based on the information provided below about banks A and B, compute for each bank its return on assets
    (ROA), return on equity (ROE) and leverage ratio.
    a. Bank A has net profit after taxes of $1.8 million and the balance sheet below:
    Bank A
    (in millions)
    Assets Liabilities
    Reserves $5 Deposits $100
    Loans $70 Borrowing $10
    Securities $45 Bank Capital $10
    b. Bank B has net profit after taxes of $0.9 million and the balance sheet below:
    Bank B
    (in millions)
    Assets Liabilities
    Reserves $7.5 Deposits $75.0
    Loans $55.0 Borrowing $3.0
    Securities $23.5 Bank Capital $8.0
  2. Explain how a bank uses liability management to respond to a deposit outflow. Why do banks prefer liability
    management to asset management?


  1. Are U.S. banks increasing in size? Use FRED to plot since 1984 on a quarterly basis the number of U.S.
    commercial banks (FRED code: USNUM) and, on the right scale, the volume of their deposits (FRED code:
    DPSACBM027SBOG). Download the data and compute the average deposit size of banks in the first quarters
    of 1984 and 2016.
  2. What share of U.S. banks fail? Plot since 2000 the fraction (in percent) of bank failures (FRED code:
    BKFTTLA641N) relative to the number of banks (FRED code: USNUM). Comment on the timing and the
    proportion of failures. Were most of the failing banks large or small?

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The role of the IRS.

prepare a case study focused on one instance of tax fraud that you locate in a peer-reviewed journal. Prepare the Case Study as outlined in “Writing Case Studies.” Your paper must be between 1,500-1,750 words. Complete the following requirements for this tax fraud:

Provide the key details of the article.
Explain the role of the IRS.
Which tax law was violated in this case?
What are the potential penalties for this type of tax fraud?
How was the specific tax law applied in this instance?

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Investment in Russia or Poland

Y​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ou are the CEO of a company that has to choose between making a $100 million investment in Russia or Poland. Both investments promise the same long-run return, so your choice is driven by risk considerations. Assess the various risks of doing business in each of these nations. Which investment would you favor and why? This writing assign​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ment should demonstrate a clear, organized, and logical understanding of the week’s topic and course content. You should also include a description of how what you learned applies to your life, job, and/or career. Since this is a writing assignment, you will also be asked to demonstrate college-level writing skills in this 500-word pap​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​er.

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The role of the career counselor in a university.

read the Rammstedt, Kemper, & Borg (2013) and Rodrigues, & Rebelo (2013) articles for this week, and review Chapters 7 through 9 in your textbook.

For this discussion, you will be taking on the role of the career counselor in a university. In this role, you will facilitate the evaluation of a student based on a five-factor personality assessment, career goals questionnaire, school and work history, and an interview with the student to make recommendations on his potential career paths. Carefully review the PSY615: Week Four Career Counselor-Based Scenario (Links to an external site.).

In your initial post, evaluate the personality assessment instrument used in the scenario and research a peer-reviewed article in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library on this personality assessment. Using the required articles as well as your researched article to support your statements, describe the standard use of this personality assessment. Based on the scenario, evaluate the reliability, validity, and cultural considerations inherent to the personality assessment used and comment on the relevance of these elements within the scenario. Recommend at least one additional best- and worst-fit work situation for the student based on your evaluation of the personality assessment’s accuracy. Analyze and describe some of the potential ethical issues which might arise from the use of this personality assessment in the given scenario. Provide information from your research on the use of the personality measure, and assess the value of other possible instruments that could be added to create a more complete assessment of the student in the scenario.

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.

Was your colleague’s researched article appropriate for the personality measure being considered?
Assess the personality instrument(s) suggested by your colleague.
Would these measures provide reliable, valid, and culturally conscious results for the given scenario?
Based on your colleague’s evaluation of the assessment, do you agree with his or her recommended best- and worst-fit work situations?
Regardless of whether you agree or disagree, describe the rationale for your stance. Please use the research to support your assertions.
What other measure(s) would you suggest your colleague use in this situation?

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EBSOCO articles

Only two internet sources. Although EBSOCO articles are allowed. Please use known and easy to find sources.
Explain his life from birth to death. Having most of the paper on his great accomplishments and how they have helped American and the rest of the world.
Explain how he started from nothing, and become a very successful and known person.

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Diversity policy for your organization

Questions one: Conduct a search for the diversity policy for your organization. What is the policy? From what you know of the organization, do you believe they follow this policy in reality? – (This question is related to Chapter 3) – Dear Writer, I work at a company named the Institute of Public Administration. Use the name of this company to answer question two. – (Make sure to answer this question with 170 words at least) ——————————————————————————-​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​———————– Questions two: Why do the five steps of the recruitment process require input from other parts of the organization? How might you handle a situation in which the employees or management are reluctant to complete a job analysis? – (This question is related to Chapter 4) – (Make sure to answer this question with 170 words at least) ___________________________________________________________________ – You have to demonstrate your knowledge of the material and ability to apply them in your answers.

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