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DEBTOR/CREDITOR RELATIONS, AGENCY, AND EMPLOYMENT Stacy’s mail-order, gluten-fre

DEBTOR/CREDITOR RELATIONS, AGENCY, AND EMPLOYMENT Stacy’s mail-order, gluten-free blueberry muffin business has continued to grow. However, there are times—once or twice each month—when Woody’s organic blueberry farm has found it difficult to supply Stacy’s needs. This brings up a variety of legal issues now that additional labor and funds may be necessary to secure a wider supply of organic blueberries. Stacy has again asked for your advice. Using references from the background materials, write 2 full pages (excluding title and reference pages) discussing the following legal issues involved in the effort to increase the supply of blueberries for Stacy’s business. Be sure to include 2 scholarly sources in your paper. Scenario: In the area Stacy lives, there are several “U-Pick” organic blueberry farms where customers are allowed to pick their own blueberries and pay for them by weight. Stacy is thinking of supplementing her supply by hiring employees to pick blueberries from such farms. She is also considering resourcing blueberries from another local farmer, even though these blueberries probably will be a little more expensive than the “U-Pick” blueberries and not quite as fresh. From an employment law perspective, which approach would be preferable? Stacy also wants to get a small loan to purchase a large batch of blueberries from Woody (for potential freezing) and to hire one or two more employees for the bakery. Unfortunately, loan officers from several banks say there is no way a bank will lend to a start-up, mail-order, gluten-free, organic blueberry muffin business, at least not right now. Stacy’s detailed financial statements show that her company has excellent financial prospects, but still no bank will lend to her. You would consider lending to her, but you don’t have the money to spare right now. What could Stacy do to persuade a bank to lend the money?

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Class: Business Ethics & Sustainability

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Class: Business Ethics & Sustainability Assigned a book to read. Required to answer 5 questions related to the book. Assigned reading: Tattoos on the heart by Gregory Boyle (I have attached) Questions: 1. What did you learn from the book that you didn’t know before? 2. What key lessons will you apply to your own life and future? 3. How might it impact the work you’ll be doing in this course with the South West Detention Centre (Jail)? – we will be working with academic training and learning programs the inmates receive to increase their employability once they are released. How will you approach the work mentally having read the book? 4. What did the book teach you about kinship, compassion, redemption and mercy? 5. Gregory Boyle is a pastor, and correspondingly talks significantly about a Christian God in his book. What was your reaction to this? Did it help or hinder what you were able to gain from the book? Assignment Instructions: Must complete a 4 page double-spaced report. Grammar is important.

You will be performing a Market Entry Analysis.

Instructions: You will be performing a Market Entry Analysis. Your analysis should utilize APA (6th edition) formatting. You must include the work for all of your calculations (if you do not include work, you will receive a ZERO for the entire assignment).
You may choose from any ONE of the below themes:
1. US photovoltaic company panel installation in Asia.
2. US clothing retailer into Central America.
3. Coffee shop entry into western Africa.
See “Conduct a Market Analysis” document below for guidance on completing the assignment.
Your analysis should include the following:
1. Defining the problem
2. Analysis of the situation
3. Obtaining data that is specific to the problem
4. Analysis and interpreting the data
5. Fostering ideas and problem solving
6. Designing a plan
Your analysis should be of adequate length to address all six areas. (7-10 pages required)

Develop a set of at least three recommendations for longer term improvements based on systems thinking.

For this Assignment, you will continue to evaluate the same scenario from the previous week (Benevento Foods). For this evaluation, you will use systems thinking tools to perform a root cause analysis and examine the results as well as identify complexities. You will also summarize the dilemma that the business owner is facing (including the root causes) and provide recommendations for improving quality and making long-term improvements.
Continuing from last week’s scenario, you will create an additional business report for Marco Benevento, the owner of Benevento Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of food products to hotels and restaurants. As a reminder, Mr. Benevento has received a complaint from one of his customers that several pieces of rubber have been found in one of the baking mixes. The customer is placing all incoming orders on hold until the issue is resolved. Adding to the situation, the annual BRC Food Safety audit is scheduled for the end of the month. Mr. Benevento knows that you are working toward completing your MBA and wonders if there are any techniques you have learned that may help to identify the causes of the quality issue. As you begin to tell him about systems thinking and root cause analysis, he is impressed and asks you to take charge of finding the root cause(s) of the quality issue and to provide him with recommendations for improvements. After reviewing the case, you will compile an additional business report using the template provided, including specific examples from the case as well as relevant citations from the Learning Resources, the Walden Library, and/or other appropriate academic sources to support your evaluation.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Using a systems approach to evaluate the dilemma at Benevento Foods, address the following in 3–4 pages:
Develop a robust effect-cause-effect logic tree diagram using the 5-Whys tool to identify the root cause(s) of the quality issue. The diagram itself can be drawn by hand or with software. (Note: Tables are not appropriate; it must be in the form of a diagram.)
In addition to the diagram, explain the effect-cause-effect flow leading to the root cause(s). (Reminder: The concept of systems thinking and its associated tools are new to the owner.)
Create an appropriate causal loop diagram to capture the fundamental system behaviors, outcomes, and causes of the quality issue at Benevento Foods. The diagram itself can be drawn by hand or with software. (Note: Tables are not appropriate; it must be in the form of a diagram).
In addition to the diagram, explain the causal loop flow of the diagram. (Reminder: The concept of systems thinking and its associated tools are new to the owner.)
There are both detail complexity and dynamic complexities at work at Benevento Foods. Through a systems thinking viewpoint, evaluate the complexities that have led to the identified dilemma.
Recommendations for Improvement
You are to provide the owner with a summary of your findings and your recommendations to include the following in approximately 2 pages:
Based on your evaluation, summarize the dilemma at Benevento Foods, including the identified root cause(s) of the quality issue and systemic issues that you discovered.
Develop a set of at least three immediate recommendations, based on your evaluation, to improve the quality of the product.
Develop a set of at least three recommendations for longer term improvements based on systems thinking.

Why did Xiaomi choose India and Southeast Asia as its most important markets?

The case study notes have been available since 23 May. The case questions are listed below. Students are expected to submit approximately a 3000-word response to the case study. The due date for this assessment is 30 May 2022 11.59 pm Sydney time.
Case Study: Xiaomi: Entering International Markets (Links to an external site.) W17235-PDF-ENG
https://hbsp.harvard.edu/tu/309d3f27
Please ensure you address all the parts of each question. All the questions are of equal importance. You should use concepts and frameworks from IBUS5003 and the information that is provided in the case.
Please answer the following 6 case questions. You should use concepts and frameworks from IBUS5003 and the information that is provided in the case. Each question is worth equal points. The total word limit is 3000 words. You may use approximately 500 words to answer each of the following 5 questions.
Is the Chinese smartphone industry an attractive and profitable one? Do an industry analysis using Porter’s five forces framework to determine the level of attractiveness of this industry. Please be reminded to include in your analysis the presence of foreign smartphone companies such as Apple and Samsung in China.
What are the main motivations for Xiaomi to expand into international markets and pursue an internationalization strategy? Are these motivations any different from the typical motivations that developed-market firms have had in their own internationalization?
What are the common features of the markets selected by Xiaomi? Why did Xiaomi choose Hong Kong and Taiwan as the first markets to enter before initiating major expansion into international markets? Why did Xiaomi choose India and Southeast Asia as its most important markets?
How did Xiaomi enter the international market? What were the key advantages of the entry mode that Xiaomi utilized? What other potential entry modes could Xiaomi utilize for its international expansion and what advantages would they have?
Why is Xiaomi in trouble now? First, analyze the disadvantages of the entry mode strategy that Xiaomi utilized. Second, analyze why Xiaomi was fined in Taiwan. Third, discuss Xiaomi’s patent dispute in India.
What choice should Jun Lei Make? How can the company resolve the problems it is experiencing? What alternate entry mode strategy (alliance-based, contract and investment) should it explore?
For this case study assignment, you do not need to research external sources to answer the case questions. Please use materials on Canvas modules and articles in the reading list provided through the course this semester. Show your understanding through the relevant application of frameworks in your analysis of the facts from the case.
The due date for this assessment is 30 May 2022 at 11.59 pm Sydney time. This assignment is out of a total of 40 marks or 40% of the assessments for this course unit.
During the assessment period stated above, students are not allowed to email their teachers, communicate with other students, or engage with any third parties to discuss the assignment. This should be 100% your work.
Some important instructions:
– this is an individual assignment, not to be discussed with peers or other persons
– only word file will be accepted and marked (note: no pdf, image, or other non-text formats)
– students do not have to provide APA referencing and intext citation, only reference to relevant concepts, frameworks, readings, examples, companies from Canvas modules and cases discussed in workshops.
We recommend font size 12, 1.5 spacing, clearly numbered answers, and short paragraphs written in standard English.
Save your completed work in WORD (no PDF or IMAGE files please) with your tutorial workshop class number and tutor’s name. Include your SID number in the text and total word count. Check carefully that it is the correct file when uploading to the individual case study Assignment page here. All the scriipts must go through Turnitin for similarity checks (the icon is shown before you proceed with file upload, and will not be visible during the process).
Each student is allowed one attempt to submit one file only on the assignment page. Do not email your file to your teacher as we do not mark email attachments.
Remember to click save at the bottom of the page. You will not be able to return and make changes to the file uploads after submitting your scriipt. A late penalty will be applied.

System analysis of Smithville Partners

System analysis of Smithville Partners as a small medical practice provided that they had an online patient scheduling system that they were not satisfied with.
This is a link site that can be analyzed and referenced.
https://web.northeastern.edu/oel/ITC2000Challenge1/

You will create a final business report that you will write in your role as a business consultant

In this assessment, you will create a final business report that you will write in your role as a business consultant. This report will be compiled from your previous assessments with the addition of new material.
Preparation
In this assessment, you will create a final business report that you will write in your role as a business consultant. This report will be compiled from your previous assessments with the addition of new material. In this report, you will inform the CEO of potential business problems and effective organizational leadership models, theories, and frameworks that put the problems into perspective.
You will be expected to revise and add to your previously submitted work, based on any feedback you received, to create a doctoral-level paper that can be used as an artifact in your ePortfolio. You must show revisions to your previous assessments using Track Changes. To do this,
Before you have turned on Track Changes, combine your previous work into one document.
Turn on Track Changes and revise your work based on instructor feedback you received in your earlier assessments.
Turn Track Changes off and continue writing the new material for this assessment.
Go to the DBA Submissions Requirements page for more information about using Track Changes.
Instructions
Part 1: Business Report
Write a 10-page business report in which you complete the following:
Write a one-page executive summary that summarizes the 10-page business report.
Describe best practices for creation of a business plan that aligns to organizational goals, with the inclusion of a business planning model and an illustration of that model.
Make any revisions to the three business problem statements you developed in the previous assessments, stating the specific problem for each of the following three areas: management, information systems, and marketing. State, “The specific problem is…”.
For each of the three problem statements, include an illustration that shows how the problem was narrowed down using a fishbone diagram (Ishikawa diagram) or a cause-and-effect diagram, where you identified the problem, worked out the major factors involved, identified possible causes, and analyzed your diagram to determine the focus of your problem statement.
For each problem you developed, identify and discuss authoritative models and theories within scholarly and practitioner literature that can be used to further understand the problem.
For each problem, identify an applied framework (which can be based on a theoretical, conceptual, process, or developmental framework) and explain how the framework relates to the problem.
Select one of your problems and propose a potential Riipen project that is related to your problem statement and can be completed by a Capella learner. Be sure to detail the scope of the potential project.
Using some of the common elements found in the models, theories, and frameworks, construct a mind map to illustrate logical relationships among frameworks for leadership, marketing management, and information systems. Give a detailed explanation of the mind map.
Based on three scholarly articles, summarize authoritative models and theories and assess their credibility, relevance, and applicability for leadership, marketing, or information management concepts presented in the course.
Your report should include the following headings and subheadings:
Executive Summary.
Leadership Business Problem.
Information Systems Business Problem.
Marketing Business Problem.
Potential Riipen Project.
Mind Map.
Authoritative Models and Theories.
Summary.
Appendix: Reflection on Feedback.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Produce clear, professional, and logical communications appropriately aligned with task, purpose, and audience.
Create an executive summary that accurately summarizes the main points of the report.
Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
Competency 2: Gather authoritative models and frameworks within scholarly and practitioner literature, using focused search techniques, for the purpose of assessing their credibility, relevance, and applicability for a problem experienced by managers of information systems or marketing (a leadership, marketing, or information management problem).
Describe best practices for the creation of a business plan that aligns to organizational goals, including a business planning model and an illustration of that model.
Discuss authoritative models and theories that can be used to further understand each problem.
Identify an applied framework for each problem, including the rationale for selecting that framework.
Competency 3: Construct mind maps to illustrate logical relationships among theoretical propositions for leadership, management, marketing, and information systems.
Create diagrams that illustrate the causes-and-effects for each business problem.
Construct a mind map to illustrate logical relationships among frameworks selected for the three business problems, explaining the mind map in detail.
Competency 4: Formulate a business problem which justifies the need for a project in managing information systems and marketing.
Formulate three well-defined business problems that justify the need for a project.
Competency 5: Explain the nature of constructive feedback received and how to improve work quality.
Reflect on the nature of constructive feedback and how you will improve the quality of your scholarly writing.

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