Daily Archives: September 26, 2022

Is it likely that Goldman Sachs will be able to hire the best and brightest recruits unless they change the culture described?

ETHICS CASE

Questionable Values Produce Resignation at Goldman Sachs

Allegations of serious impropriety and perhaps illegality surrounding Goldman Sachs’s contribution to the 2008 financial crisis have been well publicized. Allegations included trading for their own benefit directly against the interests of its clients (e.g., the ABACUS deal involved deliberately stuffing collateralized debt obligations with inferior mortgage assets, selling them to clients, and then short selling them for their own account) and abusive practices generally.1 These allegations and a description of the ABACUS deal are the subject of the ethics case “Goldman Sachs’s Conflicts: Guilty or Not?” which begins on page 685.

The underlying values associated with this kind of activity were obviously troubling. This was further illustrated in 2012 when Greg Smith, head of Goldman’s U.S. equity derivatives….

Explain how Braintrust can link their compensation and evaluations to the company’s new objectives and innovation strategy.

Braintrust Toys is a toy maker that has as its mission, “Our purpose is to expand the minds of children 1 month–100 years old.” Currently they use a product development strategy, but believe that maybe they need to orient their company towards an innovative strategy. Their current objectives are to: Invent 10 new toys every year and reinvent at least 10 more. Increase revenues by 15% per year. Employ motivated and committed workers. Provide safe and intellect expanding toys for everyone. Braintrust Toys has operated as a medium-sized company for about 20 years. Their compensation to date has been based on longevity at the company. The evaluations were performed by their managers after reviewing their results based on: (1) their influence on increased department product output (75%) and….

Analyze and discuss the five key elements of successful change management.

Overcoming barriers to change: A Corus case study

Overview of the Case:

Corus was formed in 1999 when the former British Steel plc merged with the Dutch company, Hoogovens. Corus is now a subsidiary of the Indian-owned Tata Group. Corus has three operating divisions and employs 40,000 people worldwide. Corus Strip Products UK (CSP UK) is based at Port Talbot and Llanwern, Newport in South Wales. CSP UK makes steel in strip form. This is used in markets such as vehicle manufacture, construction, electrical appliances, tubes and packaging. Corus aims to be a leader in the steel industry by providing better products, higher quality customer service and better value for money than its rivals. In 2005 CSP UK introduced a cultural plan for change called 'The Journey'. The….

What are the limits of culture?

You are required to write a 2000 word essay on a choice of topics. These topics will correspond to those discussed in the course, and the questions will be expansive enough to provide students the opportunity to pursue particular questions of interest.

Q1 Intervention. Is it ever ok to intervene into a cultural practice? Research one case study of intervention to argue for or against ideas of cultural relativism.

Q2 Globalisation. In our globalised world is culture still important? Research one contemporary case study of globalisation and discuss the complex relationship between global forces and local realities?

Q3 Identity When, where and why does identity matter? Research one contemporary case study of a cultural group seeking recognition for their cultural identity.

Q4 Intersectionality What are the limits of….

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment condition specified as a childhood disorder.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment condition specified as a childhood disorder. Although numerous research have been conducted on this disorder, there is still inadequate evidence on the unmet experiences and needs of ADHD adults. Nonetheless, continuous studies on ADHD longitudinal studies indicate that the symptoms of ADHD may persist until adulthood. Furthermore, it is common for ADHD adults to experience high comorbidities. Previous studies have shown that three out of four patients with ADHD have comorbid psychiatric disorder (Matte et al., 2012). Past research has revealed that adults who have ADHD may constantly complain of psychosocial and psychological difficulties which impairs their well-being, general functioning, and health-related quality of life (Corbisiero et al., 2013). In comparison to non-ADHD individuals, these individuals are in more control….

American Builders, Inc. has just completed construction of the Freedom Tower – a 250 floor skyscraper located in California, which is now the world’s largest building.

American Builders, Inc. has just completed construction of the Freedom Tower – a 250 floor skyscraper located in California, which is now the world’s largest building. This massive tower cost $50 billion to build, and its replacement cost is estimated at $65 Billion. Given its location, there is always the possibility that an earthquake may cause damage to the tower. Gubenator Insurance Company is the primary property = casualty insurance company in California, and is used to dealing with the risk of earth movement. The company has a capital base of $45 Billion, with net surplus of $4 billion. Gubenator has been asked to insure the Freedom tower. Which of the following statements concerning this situation is correct?

a. Due to the possibility of earthquake damage, Gubenator should….

Explain the importance of measuring audience size and demographic characteristics for in-store advertising messages.

You are applying for a salesperson job at Rooms to Go, and the hiring manager would like you to write at least 3 pages on what makes a good salesperson.

Include the following in your answer:

Explain the importance of measuring audience size and demographic characteristics for in-store advertising messages. Discuss personal selling’s role in a promotional mix and integrated marketing communications.

This pre-employment essay should be at least 3 pages and should cover the materials in the unit, with at least 3 good sources.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, that you will need the following:

Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals. Length: 3 pages minimum Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing….

An automotive workers union, in conjunction with top management, is negotiating a new hourly pay policy for union workers based on three variables

An automotive workers union, in conjunction with top management, is negotiating a new hourly pay policy for union workers based on three variables: (1) job class, (2) years with the company, and (3) years as a union member at any company. The goal is to develop an equitable model that can objectively specify hourly pay, thereby reducing pay disparity grievances. Fifty union workers have been sampled and will be used as the basis for the pay model. A portion of the data is shown in the accompanying table.

a. Report the sample regression equation of the appropriate model.

b. At the 5% significance level, are the predictor variables jointly significant? Are they individually significant?

c. Predict hourly pay for a worker in Job Class 48 with 18….

Propose (or illustrate) a database solution enabling service representatives to identify the most important customers so that they could receive priority service.

For this week’s assignment, you will propose (or illustrate) a database solution enabling service representatives to identify the most important customers so that they could receive priority service. You will use an APA-formatted, illustrative essay to share your proposal.

Scenario: Prime Service is a large service company that provides maintenance and repair services for close to 1,200 commercial businesses in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Its customers include businesses of all sizes. Customers with service needs call into its customer service department with requests for repairing heating ducts, broken windows, leaky roofs, broken water pipes, and other problems. The company assigns each request a number and writes down the service request number, the identification number of the customer account, the date of the request, the type of equipment requiring….

In Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Western Australia (2021)

In Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Western Australia (2021) 95 ALJR 832 and Palmer v Western Australia (2021) 95 ALJR 868, the High Court dismissed a challenge to Western Australian legislation which retrospectively divested Clive Palmer and his companies of arbitral awards worth an estimated $30 billion, without compensation. In Mineralogy at [70], the plurality noted and dismissed an argument that the legislation exceeded the scope of State legislative power because it offended limitations “concerning the rule of law and deeply rooted common law rights”.

Do the limitations on State legislative power asserted by Mr Palmer and his companies exist and what are the arguments for and against their recognition in Australian constitutional law?

Marks: 15%

Part B

Captain Sparrow is an environmentally conscious part-time law student who enjoys boating on the weekend. In January….