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BUS 220 Ethical Business Challenge

BUS 220 Ethical Business Challenge



Read the Resolving Ethical Business Challenges on page 161 and answer the questions on page 161 using MS Word or a compatible word processing application. Upload your answers to the appropriate assignment folder. DO NOT send a PDF file.


The answer to each question must be a minimum of 50 words and must be in your own words. Plagiarism (ie. copying) from the web, the book, etc. will result in a grade of zero. See Rubric under Content, Course Content Section, Rubrics.


Make sure that you number your answers so that they correspond with the appropriate question. Failure to do so will result in a penalty. DO NOT retype the question.



6-7cResolving Ethical Business Challenges


Dr. Robert Smith owned his family practice for over 20 years. He came from a family of success. His father was a brain surgeon and his mother a well-known author. His younger brother, Saul, owned his own accounting firm for several years, but came to work with Dr. Smith after he sold it for a modest amount.


After graduating at the top of his class from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Smith was awarded a cardio thoracic surgery fellowship in New York. He spent a few years there and was well on his way to fulfilling his dream of becoming a heart surgeon. During this time, however, his father became ill. Dr. Smith decided to return to his hometown of Zoar, Ohio, to take care of him. Under Dr. Smith’s care, his father started showing signs of improvement. He was glad not only for his father, but that he could go back and continue his pursuit of becoming a heart surgeon. On the day he was set to leave, his mother became ill and died a few days later from a rare form of cancer that showed no symptoms. The devastation hit the family hard. Saul was still in college, and Dr. Smith’s father needed someone to be with him at all times. Dr. Smith decided to stay in Zoar to take care of his father. He opened up a family practice in the town, thus putting his dream of becoming a heart surgeon on hold indefinitely.


Over the years, Dr. Smith sometimes felt regret that he never achieved his dream, but his job as the town doctor had been fulfilling. Now Saul was working with him, helping with the business. This made things significantly easier for Dr. Smith, who haphazardly kept his own books and patient files. One day, as Saul organized Dr. Smith’s piles of paperwork, he noticed there were charges to Medicaid that must be a mistake. While most of the population of Zoar, Ohio, was considered low-level income and qualified for Medicaid, this was not the case for all patients. There were several elderly middle- and higher-income families who regularly visited the office and usually paid with a check or cash. Saul assumed his brother’s administrative office skills were poor and aimed to fix it. However, as Saul organized the paperwork and checked files, these charges to Medicaid appeared to increase, dating back at least five years.


Saul approached his brother. “Robert, are you aware you charged Medicaid for Mr. and Mrs. Bennett’s visits?”


“Hmmm. Let me see the paperwork,” Dr. Smith asked. Saul handed it to him. Dr. Smith glanced at the document and said, “Yes, they are over age 65, so I made a bill for Medicaid.”


“But we have records they paid you with cash,” Saul replied. He handed Dr. Smith an old receipt. “And there are similar instances with some of your other patients. Besides, Medicaid is for low-income patients, not the elderly. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are clearly not low-income.”


Looking a little bit flustered, Dr. Smith replied, “Saul, you know how I am with details. I’m no good at it. That’s why I hired you. Thanks for catching my mistake.” Dr. Smith walked back into his office and shut the door, leaving Saul standing in the hallway with a stack of files.


Saul knew what his brother gave up for their family and the good he did for the families in this small town, but he was convinced these charges were not accidental. There were too many of them and the amount of money charged exceeded $75,000.


“What happened to all that money?” Saul wondered. He also wondered how to handle the situation. He thought to himself, “How can I report this without sending Robert to jail? If I don’t report it and Medicaid finds out, I could go to jail and lose my accounting license. This is such a small town. If anybody finds out, we’ll never live it down.” At that moment, the phone rang, and Saul was the only one there to answer it.


Questions | Exercises


1. Describe Saul’s ethical dilemma.


2. Why would Medicare fraud be a white-collar crime?


3. How should Saul approach the situation?

Assignment 1: LASA 2 Strategic Plan And Self-Reflection Summary

Assignment 1: LASA 2 Strategic Plan And Self-Reflection Summary

Review the initial scenario and the Strategic Business Plan presented in Module 1to make sure that the requirements of the Board and the Part II Strategic Plan are met. In order to meet the requirements of the Board, you will prepare the final Strategic Business Plan—Part II—Strategic Plan to the Executive Board. Ensure your strategic plan is thorough, succinct, and complete. Challenge yourself to link the targets to specific initiatives you have identified in the Strategic Plan you are developing for H-D.

Your written report should include a title page, table of contents, executive summary, and each of the following sections in an 8- to 12-page report:

Part I: Global Economy & Factors Affecting H-D      

    1. Identify H-D’s Motivations & Risks
    • Motivations for Expansion
    • Risks in Expansion
    1. Explain H-D’s competitive advantage in Global Markets
    2. Determine and explain entry strategies for global expansion
    3. Recommend an Internet approach/strategy for H-D
    • How the Internet adds value
    • Internet Business Models
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Leverage E-Business Capabilities

Part II: Corporate Leadership

Develop the following: Current Direction Setting

  1. Organizational Culture: In addition, evaluate the culture at Harley-Davidson (H-D) and define what attributes you think team members should possess in reaching the business goals set forth by the organization. If you were part of the management team at H-D, what motivational techniques would you implement to make these teams successful?
  2. Organizational Design: As you have been completing the Strategic Business 
    Plan, the management at Harley-Davidson has decided to take a team-oriented approach in various departments rather than the traditional, functional structure. Based on your knowledge of different types of teams and their focus, suggest what kinds of team strategies should be applied to each department. Be sure to explain your recommendations in detail.
  3. Leadership Traits
  4. Ethical Organization Characteristics
    • Identify elements
    • Identify missing elements
  5. Learning Organization Characteristics
    • Identify elements
    • Identify missing elements

Part III: Strategic Plan Summary

  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Implementation
    • Discuss how you will implement your strategic plans, including how teams should be implemented in each department
    • Develop a brief roadmap for implementation
    • Identify the primary benchmarks to assess success or failure
  • Risks

Part IV:  Self-Reflection Summary

Self-reflection is the key to good leadership and good management. Reflect on what you have learned in this class and on what you gained from your Bachelor of Science program. Based on your reflections, discuss the following:

  • Five or six key “lessons” learned from the textbook and the content that will help you in your career.
  • Consider what you have learned throughout this program. Discuss career opportunities that interest you in business.
  • Include what you have learned about yourself.

Evaluate how your personal biases and assumptions have affected your work in the past and how you plan to manage them in the future. Your final product will be in an MS Word document approximately 8–12 pages in length and utilizing approximately 4–6 scholarly/professional sources. Your document should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

The Declaration Of Independence

The Declaration Of Independence


Historically, we know that the Declaration of Independence was accepted by Congress in 1776. But was independence necessary? Did the colonists have other options and if so, what where they?  

Why Is A Separate System Security Plan Required For Each Field Office?

Why Is A Separate System Security Plan Required For Each Field Office?

Review the Red Clay Renovations company profile, the project #3 description, and the weekly readings before responding to this question.


Prepare a one page briefing statement (3 to 5 paragraphs) for the company’s Corporate Board. This statement should answer the question: “Why is a separate System Security Plan (SSP) required for each field office?” (Or, put another way “Why doesn’t one size fits all work for SSP’s?”)


Do not assume that all members of the board are familiar with the purpose and contents of an SSP. Nor, will they be familiar with enterprise architectures and the details of the IT infrastructure for the field office.


Provide specific information about “the company” in your briefing statement. (Customize your briefing for THIS company.)


Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your posting.

Management In Global Business Environment

Management In Global Business Environment

There are two questions. length of Answers  is two pages (minimum 1.5 paage) all together and must satisfy all the requirements of the questions . Therefore read each line of the question very carefully.


Even references are not needed but be careful it is a  turnitin assignment so no plagiarism will be allowed or accepted.


meaningful statement and action plan is must as mentioned in question.

Nursing: Concept Analysis

Nursing: Concept Analysis

A concept analysis is an exercise designed to help a researcher become as familiar as possible with a concept. For the purposes of nursing, a concept might be related to health, managed care, or a variety of other topics. Common concepts analyzed in nursing are things such as pain, ischemia, mobility, trust, empowerment, family support, self-management, etc. A concept analysis is the first step in communicating meanings, understandings and feelings. The concept selected to be analyzed should relate to the nursing metaparadigm.



In this unit’s readings and discussion, you and your classmates examined analysis methods and discussed strategies for approaching concept analysis. Now you will put one or more of these strategies into practice.



This assignment is intended to allow the student to show evidence of achieving desired learning outcomes (CLO #3, #4, ILO #7 & PLO #7).



To do this, read this unit’s Learning Resources, decide on a concept and provide a written concept analysis paper based on one of the methods described in the literature. Refer to the Concept Analysis: Paper Assignment Guidelines, paper template and Assignment Rubric provided.

Influence of Economics on Household Decision Making

Influence of Economics on Household Decision Making

Purpose of Assignment 



To locate, retrieve, and evaluate the effects of macroeconomic indicators on your own decision making. 



Assignment Steps 



Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products. 



Scenario: Consider your last big purchase such as a car, appliances, home repairs, home purchase, computer equipment, college tuition, or another “big-ticket” item, which are often purchased using loans/financing (by borrowing money). Also consider your decision-making process that led you to choose a particular make, model, or brand of the product (or service) you purchased and whether it was the right time to make the purchase given economic conditions at the time of your purchase. While analyzing your decision, keep in mind everything from interest rates to the prices of complementary and substitute goods are driven by human economic behavior. 



Develop a minimum 1,050-word analysis of your decision-making process in which you include the following:





Retrieve statistics on Real      Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and on Real Personal Consumption Expenditures      (PCE) by year for the last ten years. You can retrieve those statistics      from internet sources including, but not limited to, the Federal Reserve      of St. Louis’s FRED web site, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of      Economic Analysis (BEA) web site, or another credible source of your      choice. Post these      statistics in a single worksheet of an Excel® workbook and      submit your Excel® file with your report. In your report,      discuss the latest 10-year trends in both GDP and PCE. Also discuss how      the trends in GDP compare with trends in PCE. You are encouraged to      include graphs of these statistics in your report; you could create the      graphs in Excel®and copy them into your report.



Retrieve statistics on the      Effective Federal Funds Rate and on the Consumer Price Index: All Items      Less Food and Energy by year for the last 30 years. You can retrieve those      statistics from internet sources including, but not limited to, the      Federal Reserve of St. Louis’s FRED web site, the U.S. Department of      Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) web site, or other credible      sources of your choice. Post these statistics in a single worksheet of an      Excel® workbook and submit your Excel® file      with your report. In your report, discuss how the trends in the Effective      Federal Funds Rate compare with trends in inflation. If you took out a      loan to pay for your “big-ticket” purchase, what was the      interest rate on your loan? Were interest rates rising or falling at that      time?  Were interest rates relatively high or low at that time? You      are also encouraged to include graphs of these statistics in your report.



Discuss the influence of any      Federal government or state government programs, such as tax credits or      tax deductions for energy-saving/efficiency purchases, on your decision to      make your last big purchase; or if government incentives did not factor      into your decision, explain why not.



Develop conclusions about the      economy’s influence on personal and business decision-making relative to      purchases of big-ticket items, investments, or other major purchases. 

Organizational Structures and Functions

Organizational Structures and Functions

1. Based on the data gathered, the general picture you have obtained, and the results of the survey (as returned to you by your instructor), you will now focus on the organizational structure and functions for the proposed GAH and Community Clinic.

2. In order to do so, you will need to define/address the following points:

a. Define the mission statement for the GAH and Community Clinic.

b. Prepare a simple organizational diagram, depicting the organizational structure (blocks) of the existing Mission Hospital (MVH), Children’s Hospital (CHOC), and the proposed Golden Age Hospital (GAH), and the community clinic (CC)

i. Note what common services or functions they can share (e.g., blood bank and laboratory services, shared operating rooms, pharmacy, etc.)

ii. Explain the organizational relationships between the structure blocks.

c. What is the recommended hospital size (number of beds)?

d. What major services/treatments will be offered based on your survey results at the GAH and the CC? At least six detailed services/treatments are required.

e. Physician–Hospital integration:

i. How (if appropriate) will you integrate the services of physicians whose specialty is in geriatric treatment within the GAH /CC?

ii. Address the management aspects, not the clinical ones.

iii. You can choose and explain one of the organizational forms detailed in the following article: Cuellara, A. E. & Gertlerb, P.J. (2006). Strategic integration of hospitals and physicians. Journal of Health Economics. Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2006, Pages 1-28.

3. Conclusions and Recommendations.


Mahaley’s Story: An Ecological and Family System Perspective (EP001)

Mahaley’s Story: An Ecological and Family System Perspective (EP001)


· Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Mahaley’s Childhood Web [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.


· Mahaley Mahe: New Student Overview


· Note: While the names and interviews in the video are authentic, the information in the document and the scenario in Part II of this Performance Task are completely fictionalized. The scenario was created to assess important Learning Objectives within this Competency, but bear no reflection on Mahaley’s real life or the Mahe family.


· The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. (2014). Theory: Eight concepts. Retrieved from here.


Based on information from the video, Mahaley’s Childhood Web, and the “Mahaley Mahe: New Student Overview” document, write a 3- to 5-page response that addresses the following:


· Describe Mahaley’s microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem. Explain how at least three of these systems influence Mahaley’s healthy development and learning.


· Choose at least one concept from family systems theory, and explain how Mahaley’s story relates to that concept. Then, explain why understanding the concepts of the family systems theory can help support positive outcomes for Mahaley and her family.


· Using the ideas from the family systems theory and ecological systems theory, explain how the changes described in the “Mahaley Mahe: New Student Overview” document might impact Mahaley’s healthy development and learning.


· Explain the importance of respecting Mahaley’s family culture in this new environment in order to support her healthy development and learning.


Technical Communication

Technical Communication

1. What is technical communication? How is technical communication different from other types of communication? Why is good technical communication imperative in today’s diverse business environment? 


2. Discuss the importance of collaboration and diversification in effective technical communication. Offer an example of poor communication that you have experienced, and your suggestions for improving its clarity and conciseness.