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Action the Importance of Creativity and Innovation

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Action

The importance of creativity and innovation in the workplace is well documented, but the debate over nature vs. nurture continues with some authorities maintaining that people are born with attributes such as creativity and innovation while others argue that such attributes can be inculcated over time (Furnham & Heaven 1999). To determine the facts in these matters, this case study examines the relevant literature to gain some fresh insights concerning how creativity and innovation can be most effectively stimulated, support and sustained within a given organization. A summary of the research and important findings are presented in the case study's conclusion.

Companies of all types and sizes are currently attempting to gain a competitive edge through creativity and innovation. Creativity in the workplace is defined by Garrison, Harvey and Napier (2008) as being "the production of ideas, products, or procedures that are (a) novel or original; (b) appropriate for…… [Read More]

References

'Coast Guard Innovation Program.' (2008) Commandant Instructions 5224.13, CG-09. Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Garrison, G. Harvey, M. & Napier, N. (2008) 'Global Decision-making: the Role of Managerial

Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies.' Multinational

Business Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 21-23.
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Plan for Little Whinging

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psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, while suffering numerous hardships in his life as a prisoner of war in a Nazi work camp that included being isolated from the rest of the world including his family along with the prospect of facing at the hands of his captors death every day began to question the meaning of his own existence and the meaning of life in general. Frankl eventually came to the conclusion that people derive meaning from their lives as either as result of their suffering, their ability to love another, and their work (Frankl, 1985). A person's work helps them to define a sense of themselves, contributes to their feeling that they are useful, and helps to keep them active (Frankl, 1985; Shacklock, 2006; Waddell & Burton, 2006). These benefits occur at any age; therefore, by continuing to remain in the workforce elderly people can both produce benefits to their community…… [Read More]

References

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2006). Retirement and retirement intentions. Canberra: Author.

Beier, M.E., & Kanfer, R. (2013). Work performance and the older worker. Sage Handbook on Aging, Work, and Society, 16, 65-97.

Center for Disease Control. (2012). Older employees in the workplace. In National Center for chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Retrieved September 25, 2014, from  http://www.cdc.gov/nationalhealthyworksite/docs/issue_brief_no_1_older_employees_in_the_workplace_7-12-2012_final508.pdf .

Cummings, T., & Worley, C. (2014). Organization development and change. Stanford, CT:
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Planned Parenthood Analysis

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However, it can be augmented by public donations in order to help avoid relying on government funds. According to the research, "an outpouring of public donations helps Planned Parenthood significantly expand our breast health training, outreach, and medical programs -- and helps several thousand more low-income patients get biopsies and other advanced diagnostic screening" (Planned Parenthood, 2013, p 7). Currently, public donations only accounted for about 26% of the organization's revenue. This would not be enough for the organization to sustain itself without government funding. Campaigns to increase awareness and reach out to community members would ultimately help increase this percentage so that the organization could still operate in the event that government funding is cut.

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Current and Future Direction

Promoting national sex education programs remains one of the organization's biggest current programs. Here, the research suggests that "Planned parenthood is an extensive grassroots…… [Read More]

References

Burns, Alexander. (2014). Planned Parenthood reveals big 2014 game plan. Politico. Web. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/planned-parenthood-2014-elections-104007.html

Halloran, Liz. (2011). Abortion foes target family planning program. NPR. Web. http://www.npr.org/2011/03/22/134662664/abortion-foes-target-family-planning-program

Marcotte, Amanda. (2011). Why fiscal conservatives should embrace planned parenthood. Slate. Web.  http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/03/why_fiscal_conservatives_should_embrace_planned_parenthood.html 

Planned Parenthood. (2013). Annual Report 2012-2013. Web. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/AR-FY13_111213_vF_rev3_ISSUU.pdf
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Planned Change Lewin's Model of

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The technological environment might be the most important environmental factor for organizational development going forwards. In particular, advances in communication have increased the pace at which business operates today. In addition, the increase in communication speed and intensity has resulted in the evolution of the knowledge economy. hen a company's success depends almost wholly on its knowledge base, organizational development becomes critical to the company's success.

This is because organizational development places specific emphasis on the human resources and organizational culture functions. Talent must be attracted, retained and shepherded in order to achieve long-term success in an information economy. Companies that do not have plans in place to help them foster strong organizational development will struggle to meet the requirements of the information economy as they will lose key people, fail to attract talent, or will have cultures that are incongruent with the dynamism in today's economy.

Another important factor…… [Read More]

Works Cited;

Kritsonis, a. (2005). Comparison of change theories. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity. Vol. 8 (1) 1-7/

ODPortal.com website. (2010). Retrieved May 5, 2010 from http://www.odportal.com/
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Action Strategy Assume Plan Start a Healthcare

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Action Strategy Assume plan start a healthcare related business hometown. What products/services choose? Use BCG Matrix, General Electronic Model, MAC Model conduct analysis. List reference(s) APA format

Action Strategy: BCG Matrix for a new weight loss (health-related) company

Cash cows

More and more Americans today are looking to lose weight. Weight-loss companies offer a variety of strategies, spanning from juice detoxes, online counseling for nutrition and exercise, gyms, prepared foods, to weight loss counseling. One 'cash cow,' given the popularity of dieting, is offering a prepaid package involving nutritional counseling, weekly meetings, and weigh-ins, along the lines of Weight Watchers. "Few diet plans have stood the test of time the way Weight Watchers has...One of the reasons Weight Watchers is so popular is because they don't force a taboo food list. You're wise enough to make your own choices of what to eat" (Weight Watchers plan, 2012, 3 Fat Chicks…… [Read More]

References

Conley, Mikaela. (2011).Jenny Craig tops list of best diets. ABC News. Retrieved:

 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/jenny-craig-tops-list-best-diets-consumer-reports/story?id=13562649#.T-muy5g_xT4 

Detox danger. (2009). The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved:

 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-01-23/news/0901230251_1_word-detox-detoxification-cranberry-juice
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Planned Giving Funding Proposal for

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4. equired esources and Funding Propositions

With the guarantee of $60,000 for next year from the community churches, the New Youth Center is challenged with the task of raising the additional $300,000. $150,000 is expected to be received from within the business community. The reasons behind this belief are based on the fact that the center can also support the business objectives of contributors by improving their market perception within the community or creating tax deduction opportunities. The next $100,000 is expected to be donated by not-for-profit organizations which militate for the proper integration of youth, as well as for responsible citizenship and environmental protection. Due to the center's triple actions, it is expected that several NGOs participate to raising the necessary funds. Finally, the last $50,000 is to be raised from individual members of the community, such as parents or other people who get a sense of personal fulfillment…… [Read More]

Reference:

Barrett, R.D., Ware, M.E., 2002, Planned Giving Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success, 2nd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, ISBN 0834219050

Levine, S.J., Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal, Learners Associates, http://www.learnerassociates.net/proposal / last accessed on October 23, 2009

2008, Letting Down the Nets: A Funding Proposal for the National Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, http://www.anglican.ca/fm/ldtn/ldtn-fp.htm last accessed on October 23, 2009
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Planned Parenthood v Casey 1992

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The pro-life sections were deeply disappointed as they had considered Casey as an ideal opportunity for the Court to overturn oe.

Legal eaction to the Case

The legal fraternity realized that the U.S. Supreme Court was loathe to re-visit its previous decisions or to endanger stability. Some of the justices had decided that even if the oe holding had been wrong, they would rather amend parts of it instead of overturning it. ("Ken Starr Looks...," n.d.) They recognized that the force of stare decisis was the deciding factor in the decision. As a result of this realization, the pro-life lawyers geared up to fight abortion law at the state level by making it as restrictive as possible.

Historical Impact

The Casey holding cooled down the heightened expectations of the pro-life and anti-oe activists. It removed the uncertainty (at least for the time being) about an important issue that has divided…… [Read More]

References

Background on Roe v. Wade." (2004). The Chicago Tribune. December 6, 2004. Retrieved on December 6, 2004. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-abortion-roevwade,0,388927.story?coll=chi-news-he'd

Goldman, Jerry. (1996). "Harris v. McRae." 448 U.S. 297 (1980). Abstract. Retrieved on December 6, 2004. http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/155/

1996). "Webster v. Reproductive Health Services." 492 U.S. 490 (1989). Abstract. Retrieved on December 6, 2004. http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/436/

Ken Starr Looks at Our Judiciary: Past, Present, and Future." (n.d.) Interview: cbn.com. Retrieved on December 6, 2004. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/021101e.asp
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Corporate Social Action of Mcdonald's and the Problem of Obesity

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Corporate Social Action of McDonald's and the Problem of Obesity

Corporate Social Responsibility

This paper proposes a corporate social action to McDonald's to address the issue of obesity among general consumers which is caused by high-calorie and spicy fast foods. The paper starts by highlight some research studies which explain how fast foods cause obesity among children and adults, and proceeds by discussing why McDonald's should take an initiative to remove this criticism by the local and international community. The paper also highlights the strategies to implement this action plan, the intended outcomes and affected stakeholders, the constituent parts of the plan, and unintended consequences or weaknesses of this initiative by the company.

The Social Problem:

Obesity is one of the major issues in health care. It gives rise to various heart diseases, diabetes, and other health related consequences (orld Heart Federation). A number of research studies have been conducted…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Benloulou, Jonathan. "Pelman v. McDonald's: An In-depth Case Study of a Fast Food -- Obesity Lawsuit," 2005. Print.

Environmental Action, "Marching against McDonalds," ProQuest Central, 1993: 25 (3). p-10.

Lu-sted, Marcia, Amidon. Obesity & food policing, 1st Edition. Edina, Minn.: ABDO Pub. Co., 2008. Print.

McBride, Sarah. "Currents: Exiling the Happy Meal; Los Angeles Lawmakers Want to Escalate the War on Obesity (and Fast Food)." Wall Street Journal, 22nd July, 2008: A.14. ProQuest. Web. May 11th, 2013.
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Developing a Sustainable Marketing Plan

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Sustainable Marketing Plan

he following pages focus on presenting a marketing plan for introducing organic coffee on the market. he paper starts with an analysis of the organic foods market situation, and also of the coffee segment. his section is intended to help readers identify important aspects that this marketing plan addresses. he plan continues with the discussion of the company's strengths and weaknesses, and of the opportunities and threats provided by the business environment. Furthermore, the plan focuses on establishing and discussing the marketing objectives that are addressed by this plan. hese objectives also refer to people and planet, providing a complex image of the company's intentions regarding corporate social responsibility.

he plan continues with the presentation of the Marketing Strategy. his section discusses the customer segments targeted by the company. In addition to this, the section also addresses the marketing mix that the company intends to use. he…… [Read More]

The marketing plan developed for introducing organic coffee on the market addresses different factors of importance to this activity. The marketing plan focuses on the characteristics of the customer segments targeted in the case of this product in order to establish the objectives and strategies that can determine the company's success on the market. The objectives that must be reached by the marketing activity of the company are addressed by the marketing mix and by the strategy.

Reference list:

1. Industry Statistics and Projected Growth (2011). Organic Trade Association. Retrieved September 2, 2011 from http://www.ota.com/organic/mt/business.html.
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Ebnhc Marketing Plan Overview of

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The marketing plan strategies will use mass marketing for the marketing campaign. The mass marketing strategy is very advantageous because it will be tailored to reach the large number of potential buyers. Historically, most hospitals in the United States use mass marketing to reach potential buyers in their local areas. Despite the advantages of mass marketing, the strategy may make an organization to be susceptible to the competitors.

As part of the marketing strategy, Eastern Boston Health Center will use market niche strategy for marketing campaign. Market niche is a type of market positioning where an organization follows the market segments in a large market to promote the company specialized service. Market niche is a common approach for the marketing strategy in the healthcare delivery. Typically, the niche strategy is the best approach for the specialized healthcare delivery.

Tactic Plan

The four Ps will be used for the tactical plan.…… [Read More]

References

Fox News (2012). 30% of Latinas Suffer from Perinatal Depression. Fox News Network, LLC.

Jones & Bartlett (2010). Marketing Strategy. Jones & Bartlett Learning LLC

Market Watch (2012).Over 30% of Latinas in the U.S. And Mexico Suffer Perinatal Depression. Newswire Portland Oregon.

U.S Census Bureau (2012), Boston (city), Massachusetts. U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts.
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Inception Affirmative Action Has Been

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It was this Executive Order that required all entities doing business with the federal government to agree that, by doing so, that they would not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin but the Executive Order went further and required that such entities agree to take steps to ensure adequate representation where it is found that there is an underrepresentation of women and other minorities. The terms of Title VII prohibit discrimination but it does not impose affirmative duties. Therein lays the essential difference affirmative action as dictated by Executive Order and the statutory provisions of Title VII.

Under the terms of the Executive Order, which is enforced by several offices of the federal government but enforced against employers through the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012), entities that fail to comply are debarred from further participation…… [Read More]

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 § 7, 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq (1964).

Exec. Order No. 11246, 30 FR 12319, 12935, CFR, 1964-1965.

U.S. Department of Labor. (2012). Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Retrieved from United States Department of Labor:  http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/ 

Affirmative Action
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Sidpers Program Risk Management Plan Project Description

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Sidpers Program isk Management Plan

Project description and Objectives

Project Scope

Project sizing

Stakeholder analysis

Project Manager (PM)

isk Manager

isk Analyst

The identified Sources of isk in the SIDPES Project

isk egister

Summary isk eport

isk Breakdown Structure

Double P-I matrix

Hillson, D and Simon, P (2007).Practical Project isk Management: The Atom Methodology. Management Concepts.

This document contains details of the isk Management Plan for the SIDPES Project and defines the risk management process to be used in the risk management process that is to be used through the duration of this project. The Project Manager is to be the one who is responsible for the review as well as maintaining of this Management Plan throughout the project. This is to ensure that the risk process sis maintained at an appropriate level necessary for dealing with the level of risk that is faced by this specific project (Simon &…… [Read More]

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GAO (1990)Standard Installation/Division Personnel System (SIDPERS) Battalion S1 Level Procedures: Department of the Army Pamphlet 600 -- 8 -- 1

 http://www.gao.gov/assets/220/213101.pdf 

Hillson, D and Simon, P (2007).Practical Project Risk Management: The Atom Methodology. Management Concepts.

Hillson, D (2002).Extending the risk process to manage opportunities. International Journal of Project Management Vol 20 (3) April 2002, P.235 -- 240
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Affirmative Action Ever Since the Upheavals of

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Affirmative Action

Ever since the upheavals of the 1960s precipitated a fundamental change in the way the United States regards civil rights, the notion of affirmative action has been regularly discussed and misunderstood throughout the national discourse. Requirements that certain employers enact affirmative action plans began with an executive order on the heels of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of which specifies that employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The executive order requiring that certain employers take affirmative action has subsequently been misunderstood to mean something other than it really does, because this order is nonetheless constrained by Title VII. By examining precisely which employers must maintain affirmative action plans and what those plans require them to do, one may understand the extent and limitations of affirmative action and how it relates to Title VII.

Before considering affirmative…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Kelly, E, & Dobbin, F. (2001). "How affirmative action became diversity management:

employer response to antidiscrimination law, 1961-1996" in Color lines: affirmative action, immigration, and civil rights options for America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Rubenfeld, J. (1997). Affirmative action. Yale Law Journal, 107(2), 427-472.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Ohio Advisory Committee. (1998). Employment opportunities for minorities in Montgomery county, Ohio. Retrieved from  http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/sac/oh0300/ch1.htm
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Organizational Strategic Plan Review the Plan Currently

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Organizational Strategic Plan eview

The plan currently under review is that of the uth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center and its implemented Florida Differentiated Accountability Program developed and put into use during the 2009-2010 school-year in hopes of improving the school's functioning and overall mission. The school at hand has consistently sought to discover and identify the individual strengths of each child in its facility in order to promote enthusiasm and the desire to learn, and to assist students in achieving academic success. The mission of the school, and its implemented plans, aim to provide a secure, innovative, and challenging environment that affords academic achievement and a technologically-rich program for students in order for them to develop a strong, firm foundation from which to succeed and meet the challenges of the 21st century. The plan at hand sets in motion distinct goals for teacher involvement, parental involvement, and for…… [Read More]

References

Fege, A. (2000). From fund raising to hell raising: new roles for parents. Educational Leadership, 57.7: pp. 39-43. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Databse. Accessed on 23 November 2011.

Florida Department of Education. (2011). Florida elementary school rankings: 2010-

2011. National Center for Education Statistics, 2011.1: pp. 1-9. Web. Retrieved from: LexisNexis. Accessed on 23 November 2011.

Greenlee, B. (2009). When school advisory councils decide: spending choices for school improvement. Planning and Changing, 38.3-4: pp. 222-251. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Database. Accessed on 23 November 2011.
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Inglot's Five Year Strategic Plan

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INGLOT'S STATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Plan

Firm-level factors contributing to INGLOT's competitive advantage

Country-level (macro) factors that have contributed to INGLOT's competitive advantage

Sustainability of INGLOT

INGLOT's strategic plan for the next five years

Strategic direction and goals

Organization of INGLOT's strategic plan

Environmental scan

Sources of agility

Sources of absorption

Sources of agile absorption

Strategic action plan by year

INGLOT's strategic plan

Firm-level factors contributing to INGLOT's competitive advantage

INGLOT is committed to research and development in order to meet customer needs. One is the company's Freedom System concept that enables the company to provide exemplary products for its customers and allow potential customers to experiment with different colors and shades of their makeup products. This is one major source of competitive advantage since it allows INGLOT to be competitive in their product development and the success of their innovation is seen in product acceptance for example the breathable nail…… [Read More]

References

BROWN, T., BUSH, P. & NORBERG, L. 2001. Building Executive Alignment, Buy-In, and Focus with the Balanced Scorecard SWOT Harvard Business Review.

KIM, W.C. & MAUBORGNE, R. 2007. Blue Ocean Strategy. Harvard Business Review.

NECAS, Z. & HUY, Q.N. 2014. INGLOT: Conquering the World, Fontainebleau, France, INSEAD.

SIMONS, R. 2010. Stress-Test Your Strategy: The 7 Questions to Ask. Harvard Business Review.
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Pacific Plan Is a Document That Was

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Pacific Plan is a document that was adopted by forum leaders of the nations in the pacific islands aiming to address various challenges that these nations in the pacific regions face. Through strengthening regional cooperation as well as integration in the region, the leaders projected that various developmental challenges would eventually be overcome. The underlying principle is that the Pacific region is supposed to be free from conflict, full of peace, harmony, positive economic growth, and also improved security. In this way, the people living in the region would lead free and satisfactory lives. This paper will look at the origin of this document, the manner in which it will address various development challenges in the pacific region and also the reason why some critics consider the document a 'sham'.

The Pacific Plan is not the first effort in the pacific region aimed at increasing cooperation, improving coordination and advancing…… [Read More]

Works Cited

ADB-Commonwealth Secretariat. Toward a New Pacific Regionalism: An Asian Development Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat Joint Report to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Asian Development Bank, 2005.

Boxall, Sheryl. Pacific Islands Forum: Facilitating Regional Security Cooperation. Canterbury: University of Canterbury, 2006.

Browne, Christopher. Pacific Island Economies. London: International Monetary Fund, 2006.

Maiava, Iosefa. Pacific Regionalism and the Pacific Plan: Regional Perspectives on Government Reinvention. Regional Forum on Reinventing Government: Exchange and Transfer of Innovations for Transparent Government and State Capacity Conference, 20 -22 February, 2006.
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Affirmative Action in Order to Evaluate Whether

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Affirmative Action

In order to evaluate whether Fairview County Public Library's affirmative action plan is valid, identifying the basis for its implementation is necessary. Affirmative mainly serves to redress the injustices caused by a society's historical discrimination against people of color, women and other minority groups by leveling the uneven playing ground (Maltz, 2005). Through affirmative action, institutions and organizations attempt to foster diversity in a liberal and democratic society. This is exhibited by prestigious institutions of higher learning. Admission policies on affirmative action have been effective in aligning the balance of opportunity and power whilst ensuring that formerly excluded societal groups are currently included in the system (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2009).

Evidently, the affirmative action plan will be valid when it creates a level playing field for a minority group biased in the current system. It is important to clarify why three of thirty supervisors in the library branches…… [Read More]

References

Bennett-Alexander, D.D., & Hartman, L.P. (2009). Employment law for business (6th ed.). New

York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Maltz, L. (2005). Affirmative action. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
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Elements Features and Controversies Surrounding Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action: Elements, Features, And Controversies

'Affirmative action', as we know it today, was first utilized by President Kennedy in an executive order directing contractors engaged by the federal government to see to it that applicants and employees were treated with no reference to their national origin, color, creed, or race (Nebraska Advisory Committee, 1979). Affirmative action collectively refers to those policies and actions meant to cushion historically-excluded and underrepresented groups from discrimination, especially in relation to education and employment (Nebraska Advisory Committee, 1979). In learning institutions, affirmative action refers to admission policies that offer minority groups equal access to education facilities. Though highly attractive in their original form, affirmative action programs have come under serious criticism, with critics accusing them of reverse discrimination, and equating them with quotas meant to artificially bring about proportional representation in the workforce.

The Civil ights Act of 1964

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References

Bennett-Alexander, D. & Hartman, L.P. (2012). Employment Law for Business (7th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

Nebraska Advisory Committee. (1979). Private Sector Affirmative Action: Omaha. University of Maryland School of Law. Retrieved 4 July 2014 from https://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/documents/cr12om1.pdf

USCCR. (2000). Employment Opportunities for Minorities in Montgomery County, Ohio. USCCR. Retrieved 4 July 2014 from  http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/sac/oh0300/ch1.htm
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Personal Leadership Plan Personal Leadership Development Plan

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Personal Leadership Plan

Personal Leadership Development Plan

The nursing profession is about helping people. The nurse has an innate sense of caring for others and wanting to ease their suffering. This is the central reason why anyone wishes to become a nurse. Currently, a nursing shortage means that nurses can have a steady supply of places to work and currently some of the highest wages of any profession in the country. However, that is not a good reason to become a nurse. At the end of the day, with aching feet and an aching back, the nurse has to have another reason for doing what they do. The following will explore my personal vision and plan for developing my own leadership skills within the nursing profession.

Personal Vision Statement

A vision statement consists of the guiding principles that drive a nurse to pursue their career and endure grueling hours and…… [Read More]

References

Adams, C. (2010). Dying with Dignity in America: the transformational leadership of Florence Wald. J Prof. Nurs. 26 (2), 125-132.

Lu, H., While, A. & Barnball, K. (2007). Job satisfaction and its related factors: A questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Mainland China. Int J. Nurs Stud. 44(4), 574-88.

National League of Nursing. (2007). Core Values. Retrieved November 9, 2010 from http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/corevalues.htm

Palfine, S. (2008). The characteristics of nurses' and caregivers' behavior in different clinical settings with special attention to burnout syndrome. Orv Hetil. 2008. 49(31),1463-9.
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Developing a Sustainable Marketing Plan

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Sustainable Marketing

LED Bulb - Marketing Plan

Marketing Situation Analysis

Desired Outcomes

Marketing Strategies

Action Plan

Implementation, Controls, and Evaluation

LED technology has made many breakthroughs in recent years. The most notable of which is its level of cost effectiveness. However, the initial investment required to implement LED light bulbs still exceeds the alternative market choices. Yet the total cost of ownership offers consumers sizable gains. The market segment that this marketing plan is catered to is composed of industrial firms who purchase items in quantity as well as consider such items as the total cost of ownership. It is reasonable to suspect that this segment will be the most receptive to LED technology.

Rationale for Research

LED lighting solutions were chosen because this technology represents the future of lighting. The LED bulbs offer better quality of lighting, have a much longer lifecycle, and require is significantly reduced amount of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Angelie, A., 2010. Will LED Light Bulbs Best Your CFLs and Incandescents?. [Online]

Available at: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/will-led-light-bulbs-best-cfls-and-incandescents [Accessed 8 August 2011].

CO2 Now, 2011. Earth's CO2 Home Page. [Online]

Available at: http://co2now.org / [Accessed 8 August 2011].
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CIO Actions Top Three Information

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Third, Sales will work with the information technologies department to create a customer account management and contact management series of screens that can be used for tracking their sales calls. The sales team will also work with the information technologies department to create new ways of tracking customer contacts and manage account information (O'eilly, Paper, 2009). Next, the financial systems of the company will be integrated or linked into the customer data management system to see how much profits each customer, and also each distributor is generating.

Financial analysis is going to be very important for defining customer segments by price they are willing to pay (Khan, Lewis, Singh, 2009). Having financial information within the customer data management records will also give marketing an idea of how profitable the promotions they are running are. That is why integrating financial systems to the customer data management system is very important.

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References

Tony Byrne. (2009). Web Analytics Comes of Age: Challenges and marketplace will face significant changes in 2009. Information Management, 19(3), 36.

Jill Dyche. (2009). The New World of CRM: Three game-changers and how to make the most of them to benefit your customers. Information Management, 19(5), 53.

Khan, R., Lewis, M., & Singh, V.. (2009). Dynamic Customer Management and the Value of One-to-One Marketing. Marketing Science, 28(6), 1063-1079,1164-1165.

Lieberman, W. (2009). Selling Analytics to Skeptics. OR-MS Today, 36(5), 34.
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Export Plan for Annie's Inc Cheddar Bunnies

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Export Plan for Annie's, Inc. Cheddar Bunnies

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the Firm

Description of the Product

Competitive Situation in the Industry

esources to be used

EXPOT MAKETING PLAN

Long-term and Short-term Goals

Characteristics of Ideal Markets

Characteristics of the target market

Economic Overview

Demographic and Socio Cultural Trends

Market Position of USA

Competitive Analysis

EXPOT STATEGIES

Product

Pricing Strategy

Marketing and Promotional Strategies

Action Plan

The company aims at exporting its cheddar bunnies to exploit the market of Mexico. The organization aims at increasing its sales by 5% in the first year of the exports. In addition to that, it would also locate a distributor for the product in the target market every year. It aims at participating in the market place of Mexico and taking advantage of about 75% of the consumer base of Mexico. It also aims at showing a profit within three to five years of…… [Read More]

References

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Annual Report: Annie's Inc.. (2013). Washington, D.C.: Securities Exchange Commision. pp. 1-50. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MTkzNDIzfENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1 [Accessed: 6 Feb 2014].

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National Fire Plan & Community

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The apathy of private landowners discussed earlier may be due to the feeling that one may not feel that individual efforts are important. However, the case in Waldo, Florida demonstrates just how important the actions of one individual can be in averting danger.

Bend, Oregon has developed large community efforts to help reduce fuel in the area. They open up the landfill several times a year free of charge to allow citizens to dispose of debris from thinning and pruning (NCS, 2003). Thinning and pruning around houses creates a barrier of defensible space should a fire threaten. The landscape and fire resistance efforts in Bend have become a social factor.

These case studies demonstrate how communities can be spurred into action. The study conducted by eams, Haines, & enner et al., (2005) found owner apathy as the number one obstacle that they faced in preparing communities in case of a…… [Read More]

References

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)(2005) Snapshots: Successful BLM Projects Supporting the National Fire Plan. May 13, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2009 at http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc./medialib/blm/nifc/snapshots0/2005.Par.64322.File.dat/05-13-05.pdf

Davis, C. (2001). The West in Flames: The Intergovernmental Politics of Wildfire Suppression and Prevention. The Journal of Federalism. 31-93): 97-110.

FireWise. (2009). About Firewise. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved February 21, 2009 at http://www.firewise.org.

FireWiseCommunities/USA. (2009). Fire wise Communities/USA. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved February 21, 2009 at http://www.firewise.org/usa/index.htm
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Organization An Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan

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Organization:

An emergency and disaster preparedness plan and program is an important aspect for an organization due to its significance in promoting workplace safety. The preparedness program helps in enhancing safety in the workplace through inclusion of initiatives for lessening injuries and loss of lives, minimizing insurance claims, lessening property damage, and improving employee morale. While emergencies still happen despite of measures to prevent them, an organization's preparedness plan is critical in preventing the frequency of their occurrences, minimizing injury and property damage, and establishing ways for mitigating their impacts. This is largely because the plan consists of basic procedures to handle emergencies in the workplace. In most cases, organizations use preparedness plans and programs to protect workers from fire incidents and other emergencies.

Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Workplace:

Since an organization's workplace involves several employees, threats and vulnerabilities are likely to occur both from within and outside the…… [Read More]

References:

Ball, J.L. (2001). Employee Fire and Life Safety: Developing a Preparedness Plan and Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/evacuation.pdf

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Training Inc. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://www.labortek.com/images/articles/24.pdf

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Organizational Developement Plan to Improve

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In terms of the organizational development style to be used throughout the change process, this should best be the pathfinder style. Despite the complexity of this approach, fact remains that it combines the benefits of other styles, while reducing their limitations. The pathfinder style virtually focuses on both high levels of organizational effectiveness, as well as high levels of member satisfaction (Harvey and Brown, 2001). This means that the approach will focus on improving senior-junior communications, for the satisfaction of the employees, as well as the increase in the performances of the overall entity.

Given that the process of change cannot be structured onto a strict plan, but that the plan has to be tailored to the unique features of the Mobile Mine Assembly Group, the levels of formalization at this stage are reduced. Nevertheless, throughout the actual implementation, or the time in which the change strategy comes into direct…… [Read More]

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Harvey, D.F., Brown, D.R., 2009, An Experiential Approach to Organization Development, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall

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Discrimination and Affirmative Action Should

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In order to assure that workforce advancement for existing disabled veterans is according to federal guidelines, the Bonneville "action program plan" offers classes and training in "resume writing" and "how to prepare for an interview." Each employee, including disabled veterans, are encouraged to complete an individual development plan with their manager, and are also encouraged to utilize career counselors with their departments.

All these things are mentioned because it is apparent that the federal government has gone to great lengths to open the door for disabled veterans. That doesn't mean, again, that any job opening with a federal agency or a contractor who has been hired by the federal government will automatically go to a disabled veteran. Not at all.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has its own version of an "Affirmative Action Program Plan for Disabled Veterans" (www.usda.gov/da/employ/VETPLAN.01.htm);this is very similar to the Bonneville plan, only it appears that…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bergmann, Barbara. (1996). In Defense of Affirmative Action. New York: Basic Books, 42-47.

Bonneville Power Administration. (2004). Disabled Veteran's Affirmative Action Program

Plan. Retrieved 12 Dec. 2006 at http://www.jobs.bpa.gov/How_To_Apply/disabledaction.cfm.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2001). Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Plan. Retrieved 12 Dec. 2006 at http://www.usda.gov/da/employ/VETPLAN.01.htm.
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Discrimination and Affirmative Action

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Discrimination and Affirmative Action

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits private and state and local government employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against individuals on the basis of disability. Title I of the ADA also generally requires covered employers to make reasonable accommodations -- changes in the workplace or in the way things are usually done that provide individuals with disabilities equal employment opportunities." (U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, 2008) In order to meet the ADA's definition of disability the individual must have a "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. This definition of disability may differ from the definition used in other laws. For example, the term "disabled veteran" means an individual…… [Read More]

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NSPECTOR GENERAL INSTRUCTION 1440.1 (2005) SUBJECT: Equal Employment Opportunity Program. Department of Defense. Retrieved from: http://www.dodig.mil/fo/Foia/ERR/IGDINST%201440.1%20IG%20Signed%2011-09-05.pdf
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Strategy in Action and Contemporary

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The shared understanding is crucial in order to build strength and enough confidence necessary for the implementation of strategy and to necessitate evolution.

Second Phase: LG's strategic intent

In order to remain competitive, LG has to stick to its long-term vision which should act as stabilizers to the corporation in times of uncertainty. The vision in this case refers to as a statement of the things that can be achieved by the corporation. The concept of strategic intent is very crucial to the operating of a corporation since it acts as a magnet that pulls the present corporate dynamics and activities to the future. Any given strategic intent should be formulated in a manner that the corporation's remain with a large vision that can energize the workforce at all times. The formulation of new strategic intent options can help LG in capturing new markets while remaining competitive within the uncertain…… [Read More]

References

Chandler, AD (1962).Strategy and structure: chapters in the history of the industrial enterprise.

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Bradford, RW (2008). Communicating Your Strategic Plan with Employees . Available online  http://www.strategyletter.com/CD1103/featured_article.php  retrieved 16 January 2011

Bartlett, C. And Ghoshal, S. (1994), "Changing the role of top management: beyond strategy to purpose," Harvard Business Review, Vol. 72
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Performance Plan the Accuvision Report

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I will also have the tutor critique the first drafts of documents I prepare and have them review my final versions. I would also like for my tutor/coach to observe me an a couple of meetings and have them offer suggestions for improvement.

Development Plan: Dealing with Operating Problems

I believe the collaborative approach I outlined above will help in identifying operational problems during the planning process and provide an early warning where handoff with in the implementation process may not go smoothly. As part of my discussions with cross-function partners will be the development of contingency plans in case any anticipated problem do arise. I will schedule a weekly meeting with all the cross-function leads, including any important suppliers and vendors, to access how things are going, early identification of any suspected problems, work to determine possible solutions and understand how the solution will impact all functional areas.

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Schedule a meeting with tutor/coach for feedback and to determine future plans

Measurement Plan:

To measure my improvement, retake the AccuVision assessment at the end of the spring 2011 semester.
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Quiznos Subs Marketing Plan

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Marketing

Quiznos Subs Marketing Plan

Quiznos is a fast food restaurants specializing in sandwiches. Quiznos operates in a highly competitive market and needs to market effectively to increase sales and market share. The following analysis will describe a marketing strategy for Quiznos. This will begin by looking at the current situation and trends. This will be followed by looking at the key issues for Quiznos, including strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. Based on this analysis, a marketing strategy with the objective of increasing the dinner market is recommended. The final sections will describe how this will be achieved by describing the marketing strategy, actions to be taken, and control.

Current Situation and Trends

Market Situation

The U.S. fast food market is around $150 billion annually (Euromonitor, 2005).

The U.S. fast food market is expected to increase by about 1.7% from 2004 to 2008, to reach $153 billion in 2008 (Euromonitor,…… [Read More]

References

Euromonitor (2005). Fast food in USA. Retrieved June 3, 2005, from Euromonitor International. Web site: http://www.euromonitor.com/Fast_food_in_USA_(mmp)

McPherson, J.R., Mitchell, A.V., and Mitten, M.R. (2003). Fast-food fight. Retrieved June 3, 2005, from The McKinsey Quarterly. Web site: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_abstract.aspx?ar=1295& L2=11
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Amazon Communication Plan

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Amazon

Change is a continuing process that is unavoidable and organizations no longer have an alternative and for that reason they have to change so as to live on and avoid being archaic. Leaders have an important role to play as they have a great say as to the direction in which the organization is heading. Therefore, managers of organizations have to understand how to manage change. All organizations face several different forces for change that are internal, emanating from within the organization and external, which emanate outside the organization. However, such organizational change does face resistance, as majority of members within the organization prefer maintaining status quo. Organizational resistance is delineated as a manifestation of reservation that usually emanates as a reaction to change. Resistance to change has long been acknowledged as a disparagingly significant factor that can impact the achievement of any organizational change determination and endeavor (Toribiotoribio…… [Read More]

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Program Proposal and Evaluation Plan

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This in turn adds more pressures on the Australian social and economic structure, making diabetes the seventh most fatal disease in the country. The diagram below proves that fact.

Diabetes deaths, 1984-2004

Objectives:

The main objective of this research included:

An increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables amongst the sample within the six months allotted for the program. The percentage aimed at was at least 80%

To record decrease in the overall body mass and weight of the participants within six months

To record increase in the overall physical activities of the participants within six months, either through engaging in riding or running (National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults 1999)

To follow up on the research and make sure that the participants are doing well and still implementing what they learned in the program

Strategies for the Friends with Diabetes Program, Derived From the Ottawa Charter for Health…… [Read More]

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City of Onkaparinga 2006, Individual incomes, 2006,

City of Onkaparinga 2006, SEIFA index of disadvantage,
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Design a Comprehensive Security Plan

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Security at workplaces is not only the responsibility of the management, but all the parties in the premises. Therefore, it is important that everyone is involved one way or another in maintenance of security. In a company the size of Walter Widget, with 240 personnel, it can be challenging to maintain high security standards.

With the increasing nationwide crime against workplaces and businesses, the stakes in workplace security are high. Walter Widget must be concerned about theft of any kind including trade secrets, computer information and other resources. The firm needs to take necessary steps to prevent other security risks such as arson, vandalism and workplace violence.

Workplace crime affects production. According to Bressler (2007) businesses are prone to a wide variety of crimes and need to take action in prevention of criminal activities that influence profitability. Workplace crime affects the employees, because it results insecurity at work. Safety at…… [Read More]

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Bressler, M.S. (2007). The Impact of Crime on Business: A Model for Prevention, Detection & Remedy. Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

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Idaho National Engineering and Enviromental Laboratory. (2004). Personnel Security Guidelines. U.S. Department of Homeland security. Idaho Falls: Idaho national Engineering and Enviromental Laboratory.
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Cardio Workout Plan Changes in

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Here, they indicate that "participation in cardio-based workouts (e.g., cardiovascular machines) was positively related to self-objectification, disordered eating behaviour, and appearance-related reasons for exercise, and negatively related to body esteem." (Prichard & Tiggemann, p. 855)

Among other things, this implies that in order to yield the true benefits of such an exercise program, one must combine this with other measures of lifestyle change as well. The failure of such programs is often prefigured by the half-hearted commitment that come with selective lifestyle change. Karas (2008) implies that dietary changes are necessary in order to accommodate changes as well. (p. xiii)

Objectives and Action Plan

My objectives are simply to establish an exercise regiment with different permutations which can be executed five times a week. My action plan would be centered on scheduling workouts so that a block of time is already designated to this activity.

Develop a Support Group:

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Karas, J. (2008). The Cario-Free Diet. Simon and Schuster.

Prichard, I. & Tiggenmann, M. (2008). Relations among exercise type, self-objectification, and body image in the fitness centre environment: The role of reasons for exercise. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(6), 855-866.

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Affirmative Action Benefits of Affirmative

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(African-American Policy Forum, 2009) Asian-Americans are also benefitting from affirmative action programs and for example it is related that the "...(a) the Small usiness Administration's Section 8(a) program has greatly benefited Asian-American-owned businesses. The Wall Street Journal estimates that affirmative action helped Asian-American-owned businesses more than double their share of contracts in a ten-year period, going from 10.5% of contracts in 1986 to 23.7% of contracts in 1996." (African-American Policy Forum, 2009) Asian Pacific Americans are particularly aided by affirmative action in trades such as law enforcement, firefighting and contracting. enefits to Latino-Americans include race-conscious admission and recruiting strategies at universities to encourage Latino enrolment in schools. In addition, "Publicly funded English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs for Latino students help both the Latino community" and the community at large. (African-American Policy Forum, 2009) it is additionally stated that "Native Americans also benefit tremendously from affirmative action programs" in that "Affirmative action…… [Read More]

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