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Understanding the Ethical Issues Involved in Organizational Behavioral Change

An Article Analysis Based on Organizational Case Information

The main purpose of this article is to focus on the key issues that concern the assumptions of ethical management especially involving human resources. Considering behavior as a key element in establishing a common business culture among members of an organization, this discussion shall be related to the actual case being handled by SOS Leadership Institute, the business in focus.

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Employees suspecting fraud and customer misleading.

The case study is based on the ethics and responsibilities of employees suspecting fraud and customer misleading. The story of Cynthia Cooper shows the considerations, motivations and concerns behind her decision regarding the financial discrepancies at WorldCom. She is a committed employee who loves her job. By taking part in the whistle-blowing she would have risked the reputation of the company, her own and her colleagues’ job as well.

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Theoretical Foundations of Organizations and Organization Change

The paper reviewed details two different theories related to organization change: open-system theory and a theoretical synthesis. It uses theories from sociology and political sciences, trying to apply them on organizational change and its challenges, practices and frameworks.

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Economics

The Future of the Euro?

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Immigration Affect The Economy

Problem statement

One of the major issues United States faces is that of immigration. Immigrants have moved legally and illegally into most cities in the United States. The recent trends in immigration in the city of Boston have generated immense concern. The effects of immigration on the median household income in the metropolitan areas in the United States particularly Boston, are the motivation behind writing this paper. The paper aims at identifying the median household trends in the United States especially in areas coupled with immense immigration.

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Economics

Bollywood cluster module: microeconomics

Introduction

The film industry in India has experienced positive growth; a factor which best explains the expansion of the service industry in the country. India is one of the largest film producers in the world the film industry is bigger that of the USA by size but generates very low revenues. Bollywood is considered one of the lucrative film clusters in India that produces the biggest of share of films. The cluster is the dominant producer that produces more than 40% of the films in Hindi language. The cluster which is located in the Maharashtra within the city of Mumbai is  as one of the drivers in the economy of the region.  The success of Bollywood cluster can be attributed to the unique product offering that is customized to inculcate the elements of romance and comedy that is coupled with symbolically illustrative songs. Bollywood has remained a major player in the Indian film industry capturing a bigger audience across the world. The initiative by the Indian government to recognize the film business as an industry that deserves good capital endowment has also lead to the expansion of the industry (Ernest & Young 2007a).

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Government and Economy

In an online editorial opinion on Bloomberg, the authors report that the U.S. Government may have to buy 400,000 tons of sugar from the processors to save them from defaulting on government loans. These loans were taken by the processors due to lower prices last year and prices have further declined since then. This sugar is meant for ethanol producers who would pay 10 cents per pound less than the government. In other words, the government is subsidizing the sugar purchase by ethanol producers. Even though this policy costs the government, the supporters argue it helps protect jobs in the sugar industry. The authors criticize this subsidy program by the government and argue that the benefits accrue to few while costs are borne by many. The authors also criticize U.S. Government subsidies to the overall farming industry which total $25 billion. The consumers do not only pay through higher taxes but also through higher prices which would be lower without protection from the competition. Due to government’s protectionist policies such as import restrictions, sugar prices are 18.8 cents per pound higher in the U.S. than the world market price (Bloomberg).

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The healthcare industry is the United States

The healthcare industry is the United States is evenly divided between the public and the private health sectors. In the year 2007, healthcare expenditures in the country totaled $ 2.2 trillion, which is equivalent to 16 percent of the gross domestic product. Of this amount, $ 1 trillion was spent in the public sector, while the remaining amount went into the private sector. In both the sectors, there an increasing need for changing due to rising costs of healthcare (Smith 254). The main source of revenue for public healthcare programs comes from tax, while those with private health insurance are funded through their employers, with contributions from both the employer and the employee. Those who are not employed buy health insurance from the private market. Other groups that provide funding for health insurance include churches and non-governmental organizations (Rushefsky 36).

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Economics

Article “South Korea GDP growth splits market on policy rate outlook” by Kumar, V. P.

South Korea’s better than expected performance during the first quarter of 2013 has created uncertainties regarding the Bank of Korea’s (BOK) potential response to it. HSBC economist Ronald Man believes that BOK will increase the interest rate during the fourth quarter of 2013. He also expects the Korean economy to grow at an annual rate of 3 percent this year while the growth rate next year will be 3.8 percent. HSBC is more optimistic regarding economy’s growth rate than the market (Kumar, 2013).

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What would we do in the same situation.

Example situation: As the editor in chief of a local newspaper, a writer submits an article for publication that is improperly cited.

As the editor in chief of a newspaper, it would be my responsibility to make sure the newspaper gets printed properly, attractively and on time. You do not wind up being editor in chief of a newspaper by slacking around and doing sub-par work- only through going above and beyond the call of duty do people succeed in the workplace. Once someone enters a role of management, such as editor in chief, they take on a wide range of responsibilities they did not have as just a writer, an editor or perhaps graphic designer. Now its the person’s job to make sure that everyone in the workplace is meeting the expectations of the company.

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Economics

Policies of Herbert Hoover as we entered the Great Depression

Does Herbert Hoover deserve his reputation as an ‘average’ president, based upon his actions during his spell in office from 1929 to 1932, especially with regard to his policies to deal with the economic crisis?

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Economics

Chapter 13 Reading Summary. Fearful of Finance

In 1996, the author immediately says Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand were in a situation where they were spending considerably more than was their gross national income. In as small amount of time as two years, this ever-growing deficit had actually turned their economies into surpluses.

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Problem statement: Immigration

One of the major issues United States faces is that of immigration. Immigrants have moved legally and illegally into most cities in the United States. The recent trends in immigration in the city of Boston have generated immense concern. The effects of immigration on the median household income in the metropolitan areas in the United States particularly Boston, are the motivation behind writing this paper.

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“Why the Critics Are Wrong: Sad About the State” Summary

(1) The author opens up, after his quote from Gray, with a very powerful and descriptive statement that the global economy directly has an effect on policies put into place in individual countries. In fact, he goes so far as to introduce the fact notion that an unregulated economy can make a government completely irrelevant altogether, and tells the reader this is well established–only for means of ironic purposes. Instead, he adopts the very opposite idea–that the economy can mold the government and its policies.