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Boards of Directors Corporate Governance

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In contrast, within the firm, the entrepreneur directs production and coordinates without intervention of a price mechanism; but, if production is regulated by price movements, production could be carried on without any organization at all, well might we ask, why is there any organization?" (Coase, 1937, p. 387) In simpler words if markets are so efficient why do firms exist? Coase explains, "the operation of a market costs something [such as the costs of negotiating and concluding a separate contract for each exchange transaction] and by forming an organization and allowing some authority (an "entrepreneur") to direct the resources, certain marketing costs are saved" (Coase, 1937, p. 391). Thus, firms actually present greater efficiency over markets by decreasing such costs.

That being said, if firms are so efficient, why are markets needed? (Coase, 1937). As per Coase, as the firm grows (when the entrepreneur processes additional transactions), decreasing returns to…… [Read More]

Reference List

Adams, R.B. And Ferreira, D. (2003) Diversity and Incentives in Teams: Evidence from Corporate Boards. http://ssrn.com/abstract=321095

Agrawal, A. And Knoeber C.R. (1996) Firm Performance and Mechanisms to Control Agency Problems Between Managers and Shareholders Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 31, 377-398.

American Management Associations (AMA) (1981) The Advisory Board Minutes of the National Association of Corporate Directors Meeting. New York (Headquarter)

Bauer, R., Guenster, N. And Otten, R. (2003) Empirical Evidence on Corporate Governance in Europe. The Effect on Stock Returns, Firm Value and Performance. EFMA Basel Meeting Paper http://ssrn.com/abstract=445543
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Boards of Directors Are Driven

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One other new thing brought to the attention of companies by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is the fact that, under this law, every public company is supposed to prove strong internal systems designed to catch an employee intending to commit fraud or flag accounting errors before a company has the opportunity to make its profits official. An addendum to this rule is the obligation of a company knowing about problems with its control systems to disclose what it has uncovered. This obligation generated what an author called the "current flood of mea culpas."

As mentioned above, many companies have faced serious difficulties during the last few years. Companies conducting their activity in Silicon Valley, for instance, such as Versant, Portal Software and Sipex, have acknowledged that they have encountered problems such as not having experienced accounting staff, lacking checks and balances in the case of employees handling corporate cash and the…… [Read More]

Reference:

1.Wells Susanm J., Educating the Boardm, HRMagazine, Alexandria: Feb 2005.Vol.50, Iss. 2; pg. 46

2.Shean, Tom. Board member duties take on real meaning after Sarbanes-Oxley Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Dec 14, 2004.

3.Raber, Roger W., What Has Really Changed in the American Boardroom?, Community Banker. Washington: Oct 2004.Vol.13, Iss. 10; pg. 60

4. Lohse, Deborah, New anti-fraud rules causing upheaval among Silicon Valley companies, Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Mar 4, 2005.
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Boards of Directors and Audit Committee

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oles of Directors and Duties of an Audit Committee

The Board of Directors is an organization's or company's governing body that is mandated with the task of ratifying all major decisions. Generally, the Board of Directors handles all issues of major strategic importance to an organization or company. This implies that the Board of Directors needs to be involved, engaged, and supportive in all issues of strategic importance, especially with regards to governance. However, the board comprises of directors who can play a number of several important roles as board members. In contrast, audit committees play a significant role in improving audit quality since these bodies play a crucial role in oversight and monitoring management. This paper examines the important performance-centered roles that directors may play within a board and the significant duties of an audit committee with regards to organizational governance.

Performance-oriented oles that Directors May Play within a…… [Read More]

References

Arnwine, D.L 2002, "Effective Governance: The Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members,"

Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 15, no. 1, pp.19-22.

AVC 2012, The Board of Directors: Role and Responsibilities, AVC, viewed 26 September

2015,
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Board Diversity and Firm Performance

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This inexperience and youthfulness, according to these researchers and theorists, led to an overall drop in stock prices for the firms affected by this law as investors became wary about the direction of the firm (Ahern & Dittmar, 2012). This research was specifically concerned with the perception of firm performance on the part of investors, however, and not with actual measures of firm performance from within the companies themselves, which means it does not actually provide useful information regarding the direct impact of board diversity on performance, though it does suggest a potential problem in maintaining confidence (Ahern & Dittmar, 2012).

More performance-oriented research conducted in the United States during the 1990s, however, found that firm diversity does appear to have a direct correlation with actual firm performance, at least when measured on a strictly financial basis (Erhardt et al., 2003). This research performed a strictly quantitative analysis on over…… [Read More]

References

Ahern, K. & Dittmar, a. (2012). The Changing of the Boards: The Impact on Firm Valuation of Mandated Female Board Representation. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1): 137-97.

Erhardt, N., Werbel, J. & Shrader, C. (2003). Board of Director Diversity and Firm Financial Performance. Corporate Governance 11(2): 102-11.

Miller, T. & Triana, M. (2009). Demographic Diversity in the Boardroom: Mediators of the Board Diversity -- Firm Performance Relationship. Journal of Management Studies 46(5): 755-86.

Nygaard, K. (2011). Forced Board Changes: Evidence from Norway. NHH Dept. Of Economics Discussion Paper No. 5/2011.
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Australian Corporate Directors the Four Step Process

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Australian Corporate Directors

The four step process of understanding business law is very helpful in arriving at some important conclusions about the case of Coco Ltd. And its recent accident. The four step process suggests provides a manner in which this problem can be properly understood and the correct actions may be implemented to prevent further problems. This part of the essay will advise the directors of Coco Ltd. Of their current problems.

Identify the Legal Issue

Before delving into the legal issues of this case it is important to understand the behaviour of Mr. Hugo, a director here at Coco Ltd.. Hugo, in a recent purchase from his in laws' Brett and Sandra cocoa plantation a disastrous terrorist event took place. During the transportation of nearly boat load of cocoa, the ship was attacked and sunk by terrorist pirates disguised as American Navy Forces. The ship was sunk with…… [Read More]

References

Australian Securities and Investment Commission (2008). Information Sheet 42, Insolvency: a guide for directors. Australian Securities and Investment Commission December 2008. Retrieved from  http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/pdflib.nsf/LookupByFileName/Insolvency_guide_for_direct  ors.pdf/$file/Insolvency_guide_for_directors.pdf

The Commonwealth of Australia. Corporations Act 2001. Retrieved from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/C2004A00818

The Council on Australian Governments (2012). Personal Liability for Corporate Fault: Guidelines for applying COAG principles. CAG 23 July 2012. Retrieved from  http://www.coag.gov.au/node/434 

Lucy, J. (2006). Directors' Responsibilities: The reality vs. The myths. American Institute of Company Directors, 17 Aug 2006. Retrieved from  http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/pdflib.nsf/LookupByFileName/Directors_responsibilities_A  ugust2006.pdf/$file/Directors_responsibilities_August2006.pdf
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Duties the Directors of a Corporation Are

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Duties

The directors of a corporation are, essentially, the representatives of the shareholders in the administration of the company. They are charged with the task of administering the corporation in such a way that preserves the assets of the shareholders, and that they receive a good return on their investments. As such, the Board of Directors is the "highest governing authority within the management structure at any publicly traded company" (Kennon, 2012).

Among the tasks that the directors perform that help them in their role are the following: to select the Chief Executive Officer and set the CEO pay; evaluate the attractiveness of and to authorize dividends; recommend stock splits and share repurchase programs; approve the company's financial statements and give advice on mergers and acquisitions (Kennon, 2012). The Board often works with the CEO on some of these issues, such as dividends and M&A activity, but the Board is…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Kennon, J. (2012). The board of directors. About.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012 from http://beginnersinvest.about.com/cs/a/aa2203a.htm

SEC.gov. (2002). SEC prepares to implement Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirement for CEO and CFO certification of SEC filings. Securities and Exchange Commission Retrieved November 8, 2012 from  http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2002-119.htm
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Governance Management and Responsibilities of the Board

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Obstacles in the Governance of Organizations: Responsibility Delineation

Governance and Management

The concepts of governance and management found in the field of management opens up to the way organizations run. The two concepts explain the running of corporations and establishing contacts with all the necessary fields needed. In most cases, people have utilized either of the two techniques depending on the target result. The role of management delves to establish links with the needed within its scope of control. The two terminologies differ on how to bring the understanding of leadership in every organization. A mention of the term governance resonate the aspects of structures and processes. On the other hand, management relents to the creation of structures and processes that governance seeks to protect and maintain. To effect changes in leadership ranks, one has to witness the better part of the program with dealing with them. As part of…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Altenburg, R 2011, The determinants of roles and responsibilities of boards of directors in subsidiary companies, GRIN Verlag, Munich

Apple Press Info 2011, Apple Names Arthur D. Levinson Chairman of the Board. Available from https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/11/15en-U.S.-Apple-Names-Arthur-D-Levinson-Chairman-of-the-Board.html

Dalkir, K 2013, Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Routledge, New York

Frey, T 2014, Governance Arrangements for IT Project Portfolio Management: Qualitative Insights and a Quantitative Modeling Approach, Springer, New York
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Laptop -Tablet Computer Director's Requirement

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Director's equirements: Laptop -- Tablet Computer

ecommended Computer

Manufacturer

Model

Weight

Dimensions

Laptop tablet

Lenovo Inc.

Yoga 3 Pro-Orange

kg max

330 x 228 x 12.8 mm

Hardware Components

Devices

Model

Supplier

User equirements Met

Input devices

Mouse

Webcam

Presentation pointer

Dual mode WL Touch Mouse N700 (Orange)

Integrated 720p HD camera, 30 FPS

Logitech professional presenter 800

Logitech

Lenovo

Logitech

Sculpted right-handed shape and unique thumb controls, allowing for rapid web-browsing; effective zooming, creation and transfer, editing of files and emails, file-conversion to various formats at the touch of a button; rapid-fire scrolling of long databases and bulky files

Creating video and photo files

Facilitating video-conferencing

Delivery of presentations for staff as well as director during lectures

Output Devices

Printer

Sound output

Epson XP-310 Wireless color printer

Integrated JBL stereo speakers

Epson

JBL

Multiple toner cartridges allowing the printing of high-quality color files and photos

Creation of high-quality audio…… [Read More]

References

Lenovo Inc. (2014) Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Lenovo Inc. Retrieved 26 January 2015 from http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/lenovo/yoga/yoga-3-pro/?menu-id=lenovo_yoga_3_pro#tab-customize
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Davis v The Board of County Commissioners

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Davis v. The Boad of County Commissiones of Dona Ana County:

Maiah C. Davis filed a lawsuit against Dona Ana County fo injuies he suffeed while a patient at Mesilla Valley Hospital. In the lawsuit, Davis accused Joe Heea, an employee at the hospital, of sexually assaulting he. Futhemoe, she alleged that the hospital hied Heea on incompetent, favoable suggestions fom Dana Ana County Detention Cente whee he was also investigated fo allegation of sexually haassing female inmates. Accoding to the epot by the Detention Cente's diecto, Heea was accused of making statements with sexual ovetones, expessing his desie fo sex, and obtaining sexual favos fom inmates. Some of the efeences made in the epot include ponogaphic video and condoms found in his office as well as being in possession of undewea belonging to a juvenile. As a matte of fist impession, the New Mexico Cout of Appeals which detemined…… [Read More]

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Ziegler, J.K. (2000). Employment Law -- An Employer's Duty to Third Parties When Giving

Employment. Recommendations -- Davis v. Board of County Commissioners of Dona Ana County. New Mexico Law Review, 30(2), 307-323. Retrieved from http://lawlibrary.unm.edu/nmlr/30/2/06_ziegler_employment.pdf
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Brown v Board of Education

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Brown v Board of Education is one of the most famous landmark cases in American court history. Set against the backdrop of the early 1950s, just as the civil rights movement was beginning to heat up, Brown v Board of Education changed the face of American schools in a significant way and set the stage for further more sweeping reforms in other areas, such as worker discrimination and fair labor laws.

The stage for the conditions that led to Brown v Board of Education was a set of laws that rose out of the civil war restoration period called the Jim Crow laws. These laws varied from state to state and existed primarily in the South. These laws created separation of whites from blacks. Some of these laws include that blacks must sit at the back of the bus and relinquish their seat if a white passenger needed, blacks were…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bolling v Sharpe U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. (1947)

Briggs v Elliott U.S. District Court. (1950)

Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294 (1955) (USSC+) Syllabus

Cozzens, Lisa. "Brown v. Board of Education." African-American History. (Online) May 25, 1998.  http://fledge.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/early-civilrights/brown.html . Accessed November, 2002.
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Georgia Board of Pardons and

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Buckner has a Graduate Degree from Brenau University.

Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Robert E. Keller to the Board in 2007. Prior to joining the Board Keller served as executive council -- and also as chairman -- for the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. Keller has been on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Judicial Retirement System and the Georgia Code Revision Plan Committee. He has a law degree from Emory Law School.

In May 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Albert Murray to the Board, and Murray was elected to the position of Vice Chairman -- a position which he began serving in July 2010. Prior to that appointment Murray had a successful career in Tennessee and Alabama in the field of corrections. Murray was the longest serving juvenile justice commissioner in the history of the state of Georgia, having served in that position from January 23, 2004, to May…… [Read More]

Works Cited

State Board of Pardons and Paroles. (2011). Board Members. Retrieved April 11, 2011, from  http://www.pap.state.ga.us .

State Board of Pardons and Paroles. (2011). Mission Statement. Retrieved April 11, 2011, from
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Mentor HR Director Human Resources

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Thomas states that she never forgets 'where she came from.' She serves on numerous community boards including the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and the Women's Intercultural Exchange. As a golden life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Thomas says that the need to be a member of something 'greater than herself' has always been an integral part of her character. She strives to better the community and to better herself through her many charitable efforts.

Thomas is testimony to the power of education and the ability to use one's natural talents for the good of others. Through education, Thomas has continually advanced in her vocational life, bolstering her credentials and framework of knowledge. She has a technical grasp of the power industry with 'people smarts' honed through personal experience and the academic study of management. She has made a passionate commitment to diversity part of her work life, through…… [Read More]

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Special Education Director Leadership Styles

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More importantly, our appreciative and participatory stance with our co-researchers has allowed us to witness and learn about the cutting edge of leadership work in such a way that is and feels qualitatively different from other research traditions we have used in the past, because it is built on valuing. Even though it is challenging at times (Ospina et al. 2002), our inquiry space is enhanced by our collaboration with the social change leaders. (Schall, Ospina, Godsoe and Dodge, nd)

Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative research methods are those of:

(1) Phenomenology -- this is a form of qualitative research in which the researcher focuses on gaining understanding of how an individual or individuals experience a phenomenon.

(2) Ethnography -- qualitative research that focuses on the culture of a group and describing that culture.

(3) Case Study Research -- form of qualitative research that provides a detailed account of a case…… [Read More]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Betts, Dion E. (2008) Professional Learning Communities and Special education: We Are Gathering Student Performance Data, Now What? PA Administrator.

Blaydes, John (2004) Survival skills for the principalship: a treasure chest of time-savers, short-cuts, and strategies to help you keep a balance in your life. Corwin Press, 2004.

Condelli, Larry and Wrigley, Heide Spruck (2004) Real World Research: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research for Adult ESL paper was presented at the National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) Second International Conference for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Loughborough, England, March 25-27, 2004.

Cotton, K. (1996). School size, school climate, and student performance (School Improvement Research Series, Close-Up #20). Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Retrieved September 30, 2006, from http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/10/c020.html
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Casting and Directing Style of Three Directors

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casting and directing style of three directors for the film Madame Bovary. It has sources in MLA format.

Gusteve Flaubert's 1856 novel, Madame Bovary has been a masterpiece in literature during the 19th and 20th century. Flaubert's motive for writing the novel has been to address the pretentious middle class and how the society has created the central character and heroine Emma Bovary. Her sexual escapades and the dull country life with her doctor husband depict the kind of life people live without much aspiration for real happiness. The novel not only inspired theatrical performances but also films. From the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the century, Madame Bovary underwent several change and interpretation. Each romanticized the story line through intricate costume designs, background stage design and mostly the choice of the actress who would be Bovary [ey, 1992].

Synopsis:

Madame Bovary is the story of…… [Read More]

References

Author not available, Madame Bovary., Magill's Survey of Cinema, 06-15-1995.

Esnault, Phillipe. "Le Jeu de la verite'." L'avant Scene Du Cinema, No. 52 (1965), p. 11.

Author not available, La Femme Infidele; The Unfaithful Wife., Magill's Survey of Cinema, 06-15-1995.

Corliss, Richard. CINEMA: Shades of Gray., Time, 01-15-1990, pp 52.
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Company Boards Have Decided That

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However, that does not mean that the COO, for instance, is much more suited for this kind of activities.

Analytical skills and community involvement are also qualities that determine the success of a CEO. Executive officers need strong analytical skills in today's fast changing marketplace. The needs of many groups have to be addressed everyday, while the interests of the organization must also be fostered. A CEO, cannot appear distant, single-minded or out of touch. The need to interface with all parties and to creatively analyze all information becomes more and more important. From this point-of-view, due to their analytical nature, CFO are well prepared for the job. As far as community involvement is concerned, my opinion is that it is the nature of the individual that decides the degree a company and its top representative are involved in social events of all types. I think that a CFO is…… [Read More]

Reference:

1. Brewis, Janine, "How a CFO can graduate to CEO," Corporate Finance; London; Jun 1999; Iss. 175; pg. 13

2. Picker, Ida, "Do CFOs Really Make Good CEOs," Institutional Investor; New York; Aug 1989;

3. Sandrick, Karen, "From CFO To CEO: What Does It Take To Make The Leap?," Healthcare Financial Management, 07350732, Dec95 Supplement, Vol. 49, Issue 12

4. "Bestor: CFOs With Expanded Skills Are Good Ceo Candidates," Healthcare Financial Management, 07350732, Jun2001, Vol. 55, Issue 6
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Peltz Aims to Expand Wendy's Board

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However, this is not a viable solution and it risks doing more damage than good, as it could lead to a decrease in the company's market share.

The issuing of new stocks could be a temporary solution to retrieving more financial resources. However, the chances of success for such a strategy are rather limited due to the difficulties the company is in and the already decreased quotation. It is true that the stock price increased by 1.8%, but this is not sufficient to boost investors' trust and interest. Furthermore, given the already existent financial difficulties, it would probably be best if Wendy's International looked for funds somewhere else.

The most viable alternative would be to request loans from financial institutions. The reason why this alternative would be preferable to issuing stocks is given by a tax factor. As such, interest expenses are deductible, whereas dividend payments are not (ch. 16,…… [Read More]

References

Adamy, J., February 12, 2008, Pelts Aims to Expand, Control Wendy's Board, the Wall Street Journal

Redding, L., 2008, Financial Management II, Chapters 13 to 30, Slides 11 to 141
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Ballmer Steve Ballmer the Director and Chief

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Ballmer

Steve Ballmer, the director and chief executive officer at Microsoft Corporation, has contributed much towards the evolution of computers and computing power. The purpose of this essay is to examine Mr. Ballmer and his contributions towards this technological advancement which is known as computing. In this essay I'll give a brief biographical sketch of this individual and then describe his contributions and how they have significantly affected the industry and the world itself.

According to the Forbes.com profile, "Mr. Ballmer is 54 years old, has headed several Microsoft divisions during the past 30 years including operations, operating systems development sales and support." Steve Ballmer is known as a lively personality. His energetic leadership style seems to override his contributions towards computing industry, but nevertheless contextualize his experiences at Microsoft.

In Ballmer's early life, he grew up in Michigan and went to a private preparatory school and went to Harvard…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Garza, G. "Why Apple Should Fear Steve Ballmer." Windows7news. 6 Aug 2011. Web.

Helft, Miguel. "Ballmer: The PC Will Continue to Thrive." The New York Times 17 Aug 2011. Web.

Katz, Jonathon. " Ballmer Says the Future is in the Clouds." Industry Week, 9 Mar, 2011. Web.

Murphy, Chris. "Global CIO; Steve Ballmer Interview: Hockey Stick Cloud Growth Ahead." InformationWeek 20 April, 2010.
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Film Directors Everywhere Have a

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An American Alex would be against classical music, with anarchists normally being associated with hard rock music. Moreover, he would find it perfectly normal to use drugs instead of drinking milk in a club that has dummies for tables. The reason for which a Hollywood producer would not have his psychotic character drinking milk is that he or she would unquestionably find such a scene to be sick, and, thus, not to be presented to a general public.

Most American movies presenting young people fighting for anarchy want to teach a lesson. They want people to understand that society is good and that it is not worth fighting it, since you only harm yourself in the process. In contrast, Kubrick shows that the system is bad and obsessed with maintaining control over people. After Alex is freed from prison, he can no longer be free, as his mind continues to…… [Read More]

Works cited:

1. A Clockwork Orange. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Warner Bros, 1972.
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Institutional Review Board Proposal Form

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The most obvious benefit is that participants will approach the use of technology more thoughtfully in their practice -- and potentially change some of their technology-dependent behaviors and resistance to technology.

b. Describe what new information may be learned from this research

The study is designed to explore the barriers and incentives related to the use of technology in the social work practice.

c. Describe incentives to encourage individuals to participate in this research (including monetary or other compensation, thank you gifts, course or other academic credit, lotteries, etc.)

Participants will be sent a thank you gift in the form of a Starbucks gift card.

d. Describe costs (time, monetary or other) for participants in this research

The only expenditure of resources for participants is time.

e. Describe potential harms or discomforts (physical, psychological, social) for participants in this research

o potential harms have been identified for participants in this…… [Read More]

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AUS Corp Law HP Case

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The June 2010 change to the manner in which dividends were deemed payable shifted the requirement from a measure of profit to a balance sheet-based formula in which dividends were only payable if assets outstripped liabilities, essentially.

This is, according to the facts of the case as presented, the only reason the dividend payment might be considered insolvent trading or otherwise contrary to the legal and financial constraints of the company under current Australian law. As the error was again solely the fault of chief financial officer George, the directors incur no liability in this instance.

Part B

As described above, the board of directors at Hampton Park Pty, td. incurred no liability in this case as they relied on information provided by a competent and informed employee in the person of the company's chief financial officer, George, which legally absolves them of liability in this case.

Whether or not…… [Read More]

Lipton, et al., 469.

Deloitte, "Changes to Corporations Law rules for payment of dividends." (2010).

Corporations Act 2001, Section 189.
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Classic Airlines a Nine Step Cost Reduction

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Classic Airlines

A Nine Step Cost Reduction Plan

Describe the Situation

Identifying the Potential Cause of the Problem

Verifying the Likely Causes by Gathering Data

Identifying Possible Solutions

Evaluating Alternative Solutions

Determining the Best Solution

Identifying and Assessing the Risks

Implementing the Solution

Evaluate the Results

Classic Airlines is currently the world's fifth largest airline which is operating a remarkable 2,300 flights daily to over 240 cities. In the previous period, net profits were roughly $10 million on $8.7 billion in revenues. However, Classic is experiencing negative publicity, declining stock prices, as well as the rising costs of fuel and labor over the past year. Furthermore the destructive reports coupled with low employee morale resulted in Classic's Board of Directors requiring a 15% cost reduction over the next 18 months. Management must quickly act to implement a nine-step problem solving method to overcome the obstacles and provide solutions to meet…… [Read More]

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St Jude Children's Research Hospital Founded by

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is celebrating its fiftieth year of operation; in that time the hospital has conducted important research and cured / saved the lives of numerous children with cancer and other diseases. This paper reviews the organization from a number of important perspectives.

Board of Directors and Governors

The chairman / president of St. Jude's Board of Directors is Camille Sarrouf, who is an attorney in Boston with the law practice, Sarrouf Law. The First Vice Chair is Richard "Rich" M. Unes, from Memphis, Tennessee. Second Vice Chair is Paul Ayoub and the Secretary of St. Jude's Fred R. Harris. As to the Board of Governors for St. Jude's, Robert Breit is the chairman and president and Terry Burman is the First Vice Chair. Martha Perine Beard is the Second Vice Chair for the Board of Governors…… [Read More]

Works Cited

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "50 Years / Finding Cures / Saving Children." Retrieved

November 26, 2012, from http://www.stjude.org.
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Hit Usability and Design Changes the Situation

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HIT Usability and Design Changes

The situation in this case study revolves around Sally, a member of the Board of Sally Susie's Donut Shop, Inc. (SSDS). SSDS uses an accrual method of accounting and over the past three years has seen volatile sales. Sally is unhappy with her previous tax advisor and wants new advice. Our task is to outline a preliminary interview with Sally to ensure that we ask the right questions.

For tax purposes, it is important to forecast cash flow and income. Sally, in Y1 you posted taxable income of $250k, in Y2 $10k, and in Y3 $150K. Were these numbers based on actual gross sales, or did your deductions and depreciation change drastically between Y1 and Y2?

Was the $50k contribution to a 501(c) charity actually donated, or promised? Was this done with the approval of the Board of Directors?

Based on income, was there a…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Cornell University Law School. (2013, Feburary 6). 26 USC 351 - Transfer to corporation controlled by transferor. Retrieved from law.cornell.edu: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/351?quicktabs_8=0#quicktabs-8

Cornell University Law School. (2013, February 6). Charitable contributions and gifts. Retrieved from law.cornell.edu: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/170?quicktabs_8=3#quicktabs-8

Hartman, D. (2013, January). Rules for Business Partners. Retrieved from Chron.com:  http://smallbusiness.chron.com/rules-business-partners-21458.html 

Internal Revenue Service. (2006, August 16). Pension Protection Act of 2006. Retrieved from irs.gov: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Pension-Protection-Act-of-2006-Revises-EO-Tax-Rules
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Google Corporate Governance Comes in

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The company showed a global reach early, adding numerous language versions around the world. In 2000, the company reached 18 million search queries per day and officially became the world's largest search engine ("Google, Inc." paras. 11-14).

The company now sought to address its need for income by introducing a keyword-targeted advertising program for another source of revenue. The company partnered with Yahoo! And with other partners, such as China's leading portal NetEast and NEC's BIGLOBE in Japan. Google introduced Adords, a self-service advertising program that could be activated with a credit card. By December of 2000, Google received more than 60 million searches per day and reached the 100-million search mark per day in 2001 ("Google, Inc." paras. 15-16).

Google as a Public Company

Google would offer an IPO of stock beginning in 2004. McShane and Von Glinow cite Google as a successful company, especially in terms of navigating…… [Read More]

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Extant Literature Has Been Dedicated to the

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Extant literature has been dedicated to the concept of corporate ethics and governance. In regard to the Satyam scenario, Afsharipour (2010) discussed the expectations as well as challenges that face the Indian corporate governance landscape. The paper discussed corporate reforms that were put in place as a consequence of the Satyam fraud. The author recognizes the dire need for proper governance in the entire Indian corporate landscape as a consequence of India's ever expanding economy. Afsharipour (2010) indicated that there has been changes in the corporate governance conditions prior to and after the Satyam corporate scandal.The author indicates that even though the former Chairman of the company, Mr. amalinga aju as well as his family jointly owned close to 8% of the company's shares, the company had as a majority, an independent Board of Directors that included various Indian luminaries and hence complying with the Clause 19 requirements of corporate…… [Read More]

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Strategic Audit a CORPORATION1 I Current Situation

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Strategic Audit a Corporation1 I. Current Situation A. Current Performance How corporation perform past year terms return investment, market share profitability? B.

Nestle's performance Audit Report

Performance of Nestle in the year 2011

arket performance

In the developed world the corporation faced economic frailty and uncertainty more so in the developed world. The economic down turns in the developed world economies had a significant impact on the performance of the product in the market which set in new challenges. Key to remaining afloat with all this challenges at Nestle is to focus on delivery of both short-term performance result and considering investing along the long-term profitability and sustainable lines Nestle The World's Leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company 32()

On top of the normal growth Nestle corporation experienced organic growths of up to 7.5%. Real internal growth was recorded at 3.9% while growth in pricing stood at 3.6% Nestle The…… [Read More]

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Accounting System Implemented at Chic Paints Limited

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Accounting System Implemented at Chic Paints Limited

eport submitted in order to fulfil the requirements of AAT Accounting Qualification

Internal Controls and Fraud

Accounting System eview

Weaknesses in the Existing System and ecommendations

Cost and Benefit Analysis

Mapping of report to outcomes and criteria

The purpose of this report is to present the findings of the evaluation of existing accounting system implemented at Chic Paints Limited. Chic Paints Limited hired me as an Accounting Technician of the Company to review the accounting systems of the company and report on the operating effectiveness of the internal controls, and this report explains it.

The report also discusses the results of the evaluation of existing accounting systems implemented at Chic Paints Limited on the basis of the AAT code of Ethics and Sustainability requirements. The report also identifies and presents the weaknesses in the existing accounting system along with the effects of the…… [Read More]

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Watpac's Corporate Governance

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Corporate Governance:

Watpac Limited is an Australian Construction and Property Development company that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The company was established in 1983 and has developed to become one of the leading firms in national construction, property development, and mining services. Watpac has a history that spans more than three decades of success and growth and employs over 1,350 people in various cities in Australia such as Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne ("About Watpac," n.d.). The firm's competitive advantage can be attributed to its diversified business strategy, the depth of its local expertise and networks, and mixing the strength of its national reach with balance sheet. The other significant element of its competitive advantage is its corporate governance that is based on certain policies and procedures.

Outline of the eview:

This analysis of Watpac Limited's corporate governance will be based on its 2013 annual report, which was a…… [Read More]

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Non-Profit to For-Profit Organization Describe

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Thus, in order to maintain organizational effectiveness, a regular patient feedback system must be developed, regularly conducted, and duly recorded for ease of access and analyses of the management whenever information is needed, this time about the quality of service provided by the organization through its healthcare staff/personnel. To implement this feedback system, patients/relatives of patients will be surveyed and given self-accomplished feedback forms, to be returned sealed and thru a drop box in the organization to ensure the confidentiality of the patients who answered and authenticity of the answers provided in the survey.

3. In terms of market segmentation, determine the effects of the transition upon the following audiences: (i) senior citizens, (ii) entry workers (twenty-somethings), (iii) adolescent populations, and (iv) families.

The key to effectively implementing the transition process from being a non-profit to a for-profit organization is to gradually expose its target patient groups/clientele to new services…… [Read More]

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Argovate Hostile Takeover

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Argo Vate/Hostil Takeover

ArgoVate/Hostile Takeover

Is this a hostile takeover?

A hostile takeover is described commonly as "acquiring a firm despite the disapproval of, or open resistance from, its board of directors. The acquirer ('raider') usually takes the takeover offer direct to the target firm's stockholders (shareholders) or seeks their approval to remove the obstructing board members." (Business Dictionary, 2013) In this case the takeover is definitely hostile because the AgroVate management does not think that the merger will result in overall betterment but that the employees and shareholders may be affected. On the other hand the purchasing company Bijoux wants to dismantle the current board and sell off AgroVate's widget finishing and the main business being service uniforms; there is no match or significant business advantage in the merger, which prima facie appears to be a hostile takeover.

Can the AgroVate board legally adopt defensive measures against Bijoux?

It…… [Read More]

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Corporate Law the Company Law States and

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Corporate Law

The company law states and defines the roles of directors within the company's daily activities and transactions. It provides essential fundamentals necessary for observance in a bid to curb unnecessary liabilities and conflicts arising in the process of balancing personal interests and ones fiduciary duties in a given company acting in any defined capacity. Directors' duties and; liabilities are explicitly elaborated in the company that entails the corporate acts, which are the operation framework of any given public or private company. The qualifications and disqualifications of the occupancy of a director's role are very important just as underlined in the corporate acts. A company director is endowed with a number of responsibilities and duties which he is expected to undertake in the capacity of directorship. Acting in good faith on behalf of the company is an issue that is also fundamentally highlighted because the duties and responsibilities bestowed…… [Read More]

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Legal Cases Are an Essential Part of

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Legal cases are an essential part of any democratic society because they set precedents which aid in the creation of new laws. The purpose of this discussion is to compare and contrast following three legal cases; Dorsett v. Board of trustees for state colleges and Universities, Riggin v. Board of trustees of Ball University, and Brouillette v. Board of directors of merged area IX. e will examine the impact of these cases on our democracy.

Comparisons and Contrasts

Dorsett v. Board of Trustees for state colleges and universities was decided in the 5th district circuit court in 1991. The plaintiff in this case alleged that "various administrative decisions had harmed his reputation, that he had been unfairly denied summer employment and salary increases, and that he had suffered other miscellaneous harassments." (Dorsett v. Board of Trustees for State Colleges & Univs) In this case the plaintiff sued his employer in…… [Read More]

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Brouillette v. Board of Directors of Merged Area IX, 519 F.2d 126 (8th Cir. 1975)

Dorsett v. Board of Trustees for State Colleges & Univs., 940 F.2d 121, 123 (5th Cir. 1991)

Riggin v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University, 489 N.E.2d 616 (Ind. App. 1986).

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Successful the Business Has Been at Recognizing

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successful the business has been at recognizing and satisfying stakeholder interests.

Paul Terminal Warehouse was originally a start-up business founded in 1916 by Harry McNeely Jr. To him, the nascent business was doing well, providing above-average income for him and his family, and making their lives in the twin cities area opulent by turn-of-the-century standards. Concepts of governance, stakeholder management, and development of plans for managing take-over attempts by his family never most likely entered his mind. He was too busy working to create a business that would outlast his own life, creating a legacy and stable source of income for future generations of the McNeely family. CEOs who are founding members of companies rarely have the ability to step away from the vision of the business and the many demands on their time to create stakeholder models, frameworks and criterion for success, which is why the majority of them…… [Read More]

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Epstein, M., & Widener, S.. (2011). Facilitating sustainable development decisions: measuring stakeholder reactions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 20(2), 107.

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David Jones a Welsh Immigrant Founded This

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David Jones a Welsh immigrant, founded this departmental store in 1838 in Australia. With a vision to trade in the best and most exclusive goods as well as stocking goods tha embraces everyday wants of mankind at large, his store performed well. This store was located along the main street of Sydney and attracted both gentry and country settlers. They purchased goods such as buckskins, ginghams, fabrics, silk and other goods. David Jones later retired and handed the running of the store to his partners. This move was unsuccessful as the store underperformed with his exit. He came back from retirement borrowed heavily and recreated the stores success. At present David Jones is the oldest department store in Australia as well as in the world still in business using the original trade name (David Jones, 2012).

Management structure

The board of directors as at March 2012 comprised 8 members under…… [Read More]

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Quantum Corporation Case Analysis Current

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Jerry Lopatin is the senior vice president, engineering at Quantum, having joined the company in March 2008. He served in a similar capacity at ONtor, and previously worked at companies such as Iomega, amsung Electronics, IBM.

III Opportunities/Threats

According to Quantum's Web site (2008), it is in a very favorable position in terms of opportunities. By nature, the it world is developing with increasing rapidity, with computers and software developing almost more rapidly than companies can upgrade. Quantum's position is then such that it can make use of this phenomenon by providing companies with solutions that are effective for their changing needs. Change is therefore the main driver of opportunity for the company.

A further driver of opportunity is development. First-world companies are increasingly developing sophisticated it software, as mentioned above. With this, the sophistication of storage needs is increasing. Quantum's team of innovation experts then have the opportunity to…… [Read More]

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HP Pretexting Scandal the Hewlett-Packard

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Perkins - who had retired at the age of 70 but was coming back on the board - had by this time muscled his way into a powerful position within the HP community; he and his powerful board ally, George Keyworth, held special "technology committee" meetings with key HP people the day before each board meeting. Stewart writes that Perkins' little group actually became a "board within a board," and Perkins' power grew. His disenchantment with Fiorina also grew. Fiorina was apparently losing the confidence of the board, and Perkins was the central figure in that movement away from Fiorina. Prior to the retreat, which was alluded to earlier in this paper, there was a board meeting scheduled, and before that meeting, Keyworth and Dunn approached Fiorina and urged her to "express concerns about Hewlett-Packard's performance, stock price, unfavorable press, and need to reorganize," Stewart continues.

Although Fiorina showed resistance…… [Read More]

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Women in the Boardroom Having

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Thus, women have skills that can bring new ideas and fresh prospective to break up the adverse effects of group thinking, which can cost companies consumers.

"hatever their gender, directors first and foremost must be individuals who possess the key skills required by a board, including integrity, sound judgment, financial knowledge and strategic thinking. But boards must also understand their customers, and Strandberg notes that "women represent a significant part of the consumer market. They have a lot of economic power in the marketplace" (Perkins).

However, having women on the board of directors does not bring a sustained improvement within the board room. Its argument of equality: everyone should be equally does not meet the BOD recruitment process. BOD should be elected based on their competencies that can actually provide value to their shareholders and not based on what a gender can bring to the table. Furthermore, the evironment is…… [Read More]

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Statistical Process Control What Is the Correct

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Statistical Process Control

What is the correct relationship of internal audit to senior management?

The correct relationship of internal audit to senior management is a supportive relationship. It is imperative that senior management makes it known, through is ways and actions, that it supports internal audit. One piece of evidence consists of senior management granting internal audit easy access to senior management and the audit committee. The process of senior management providing easy access for internal audit guarantees the correct relationship of internal audit to senior management.

How should conflict be managed? Is conflict inevitable?

Conflict is always inevitable between internal audit and senior management. When internal audit interact with senior management, there is always a potential for conflict. In fact, it is virtually impossible for people with diverse background skills and norms to work together; make decisions, and try to meet project goals and objectives without conflict. Internal audit…… [Read More]

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International Business Machines Corporation in Detail The

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International Business Machines Corporation in detail. The paper is divided into three distinct parts with the corporate history constituting the beginning of the paper followed by the structure of the corporation, its shareholders, officers and the board of directors. The last part before the conclusion unfolds the precious information pertaining to the financial status of International Business Machines Corporation. The orks Cited eight sources in MLA format.

Business Law

Entrepreneurs set up business ventures and assign people as well as invest heavily in order to reap massive benefits by selling their products and ideas. here investment, sound financial stability, confidence, technical know-how and other factors play a significant role, it has been observed that working on and building trust is what it takes to establish a reputable name in the industry. Over the years since its inception, International Business Machines also referred to as IBM Corporation has successfully managed to…… [Read More]

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Pacific Oil-Strategic Plan Pacific Oil Startegic Plan

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Pacific Oil-Strategic Plan

Pacific Oil Startegic Plan

COMPANY BACKGOUND

Vision

Values

ENVIONMENTAL SCAN

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN-OGANIZATIONAL STATEGY

ISK Management PLAN

Monthly Monitoring

Accountability

esponding of isk management Process

Evolution of isk Management

Policies and Procedures

152011 Identified isks

isk Disclosure

Pacific Oil-Strategic Plan

This paper presents a strategic plan or Pacific Oil. The paper starts with organizational background consisting of business mission, vision and the corporate values. The nature of the business of Pacific Oil has been clearly identified with some highlights on the business divisions operating in the oil industry. An environmental scan has been performed in order to have a clear insight into the circumstances in which the Pacific Oil is operating. This environmental scan for Pacific Oil is accompanied by a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities & Threats) Analysis. Strengths and weaknesses of Pacific Oil relate to internal organizational environment while opportunities and threats relate to external environment of…… [Read More]

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Ethics in Businesses Over the

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(Ferrel, Fraedrich, & Farrel, 2009)

How will the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 prevent future dilemmas in Tyco?

Sarbanes-Oxley increases: the penalties for such actions, limits the role that the board of directors will have with managers, it creates an accounting oversight board and it requires the CEO / CFO to certify under oath that all financial information is correct. This will severe as a deterrent and help to provide mechanisms, to the prevent ways that the fraud was able to be perpetuated at Tyco. (Ferrel, Fraedrich, & Farrel, 2009)

Can the SEC trust Tyco's new board?

Yes. This is because those members who were involved with Kozlowski were purged and none of the current members have committed any acts of wrong doing. These facts along with the Sarbanes-Oxley in place, means, that there is no reason for the SEC not to trust the board. (Ferrel, Fraedrich, &…… [Read More]

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People's United Bank Topic Using Information Proxy

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People's United Bank

Topic Using information proxy statement People's United Bank, New England Evaluate monitoring potential firm's Board Directors Identify strengths weaknesses board structured, ethical concerns People's

The People's United Bank, New England:

Evaluating the monitoring potential of the firm's Board of Directors, strengths and weaknesses of how the board is structured, and ethical concerns

The People's United Bank of New England offers conventional consumer banking. It also offers brokerage, financial advisory services, investment management services and life insurance through People's Securities, Inc.; equipment financing through People's Capital and Leasing Corp. And People's United Equipment Finance Corp; and other insurance services through the People's United Insurance Agency (About, 2011, People's United). It is not unusual for a bank to offer a wide range of financial services today. In 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act forced a separation between the commercial banking and financial services industry, but the Act was repealed in 1999.…… [Read More]

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Corp Gov UAE Corporate Governance

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Clearly, he companies engaged in this practice were operating with direct intention, and a roper governance system would have made this obvious and prevented it.

Software Spying

In another telecommunications case, a company was found to have included spyware in a company-sponsored "software upgrade" to users' cell phones, that enabled the company to collect confidential information from users' phones without their consent (Khaleej Times, 2009). Not only is this practice clearly unethical, but it is also illegal despite a lack of stringency in the detection of such crimes and the prosecution of large-scale corporate offenders such as telecommunications companies. Again, greater transparency and internal control would have allowed this practice to be discovered much sooner, and the risk of discovery almost certainly would have prevented this action from ever occurring. Corporate governance works best when it is so strong it is only rarely and usually accidentally tested; when purposeful actions…… [Read More]

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Jack Manages a Call Center

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Thus, the organization can set certain financial benchmarks that it desires the director to meet, and encourage the individual to meet such benchmarks. Variable pay is a possibly powerful incentive system for a potentially disinterested individual, who might be content to be a figurehead.

However, the leader of a nonprofit organization presumably is motivated by something more than pure financial gain. Nonprofits traditionally cannot pay the largest salaries in the executive salary marketplace, certainly not as large as the salaries of the major for-profit corporate organization. Leaders are drawn to these not-for-profit entities for a chance to give back to the world, to fight for a cause they believe in, and to gain exposure, good publicity, and media recognition. Thus making financial compensation the main motivator for success seems counterproductive. If the individual in question was solely motivated by financial gain, he or she would have looked elsewhere for a…… [Read More]

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Pour Let it Pour General

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However, this might turn competent healthcare professionals away, who were angry that they no longer could exercise discretion over their treatment, in conference with their patients. Patients might refuse to come to the hospital. And those that did would cause costs to escalate, as they stayed longer, received more extensive care, and thus exhausted their insurance benefits.

A summary presentation of a comprehensive solution that would cover all of the issues

Firstly, the board of directors should be convened to establish a policy about what the religiously founded hospital considers to be a quality life and an ethical system of evaluating critical patients, when dispensing care. Doctors, nurses, and other involved personnel must be convened to discuss various issues that continually arise and a uniform policy must be established, so that such ethical decisions are not solely the burden of patients and healthcare providers in the field.

A press release…… [Read More]

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Policy and Practice in Social

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Programs and Services

§ Briefly describe the major programs and services, and the population intended to be served.

Before choosing the programs it is pointed out that about three decades ago, the term 'organizational culture', came in vogue. It resulted in a study of the different styles of organizing. Today the organizational change can be achieved easily and the methods of conducting programs themselves can be a part of a project that involves multiple organizations. Non-profits also came into the scrutiny of these concepts. (Wright, 1994)

The theory now is to see that maximum benefits and opportunities are extended to the subjects by the organization in this case the disadvantaged groups, particularly women and children. The programs seem to be created and managed on the general principles that all organizations follow. There does not seem to be any specific study that was done to incorporate the persons who belong to…… [Read More]

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Enron Scandal A Security Professional's

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Later in the year, this same task force, including Cheney, recommended Enron as a company that was upstanding and endorses its many proposals. This further complicated the Enron image giving it further clout to conduct business in an unethical manner. By the end of this year, many of Enron's top executives, including Skilling, begin selling off their shares of company stock. This occurs before it is revealed to shareholders that Enron had a $618 million dollar loss in the fiscal year. This behavior, to a senior security specialist, represents severely unethical and corrupt decision making and helps to show prior knowledge of the Enron scandal involving Fastow's shell companies and the manipulation of the energy markets in their favor.

Within the company itself, it would have been rather clear to the security professional working there that the senior management knew things were amiss. A security professional could have been tipped…… [Read More]

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Capm Dgm APT There Are Three Primary

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Capm, Dgm, APT

There are three primary means by which a company's cost of equity can be calculated. These are the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), the dividend growth model (DDG) and the arbitrage pricing theory (APT). Each of these methods has certain advantages and disadvantages. This paper will analyze these three models in the context of their usefulness in determining the cost of capital.

The first method, and the most popular, is the capital asset pricing model. At the core of the model is the assumption that the value of a firm's share is determined by the expectation of future returns. The firm's value is therefore determined by a combination of market risk and firm-specific risk. These elements, along with the risk free rate, form the core of the CAPM equation. The capital asset pricing model uses the beta, ?, which is the historic correlation of the firm's stock…… [Read More]

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Chapter 13: Dividend discount model. In possession of the author
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Statistics Consider This Scenario You

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You can include a table to show the comparison if you want to. Do not be concerned with the small number used in each group in the study.

TO: National Kidney Foundation, Board of Directors

FROM: Jon Doe, Staff Statistician

DATE: June 23, 2013

SUBJECT: Future Research Funding Recommendations

Upon examination of the data submitted by the two research groups using a graphical view (see below), it became obvious that Group I could have an outlier. Using the maximum value Grubbs test, it was determined that this value was indeed an outlier and was excluded from the data prior to further statistical analysis.

Once the outlier was removed from the data it became clear that mean of the Group II data (11) was higher than the mean of the Group I data (see table below), suggesting better results with the Group II treatment; however, the magnitude of the standard deviations…… [Read More]

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Qi Plan Final Organization

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Mayo Qi

Mayo Clinic Quality Improvement (QI) Plan

The Quality Improvement Plan laid out here centers on the Mayo Clinic. The healthcare system has an international reputation for providing patient-focused and cooperative medical care for individuals suffering from the most severe illnesses. In addition to maintaining a highly collaborative atmosphere within which physicians, nurses and practitioners work together to resolve medical challenges, the Mayo Clinic is renowned for its innovations in the areas of service delivery and positive treatment outcomes. This is why the focus of a discussion on Quality Improvement has less to do with improving the Mayo Clinic itself than with demonstrating ways of replicating its successes in other healthcare systems.

Goals/Objectives:

The goal that drives the Mayo Clinic is drawn from a patient-centered treatment philosophy. The Mayo Clinic strives to incorporate its patients in the process of achieving desired treatment outcomes. The clinic uses feedback from patients…… [Read More]

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Worldcom Case Took the Entire

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Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) committed one of the greatest financial frauds in U.S. history. Investigations revealed that Mr. Madoff operated an elaborate "Ponzi Scheme" that started operating in 1980s.Even though Madoff was initially supposed to invest all of his clients' money in the securities markets, he never did so. Instead, he deposited the whole amount in a certain bank account that he held with the Chase Manhattan Bank. He therefore fulfilled his client's redemption requests using his own money. The fraud value was estimated at $50 billion and became a matter of public knowledge only after Madoff confessed to the crime. It can be regarded as the biggest financial fraud in U.S.'s history and it affected a large number of investors.The financial industry blamed the investors as well as regulators for neglecting the various warning signals that enabled Maddoff to continue with the fraud for several decades.

The Board…… [Read More]

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Qi Plan Part IV Implementing and Revising

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Quality Improvement Plan: Implementing and evising

Authority, structure, and organization for the Mayo Clinic

Board of directors

The implementation of quality improvement initiatives require a detailed authority designation, structure, and organization of the compete project. Mayo clinic is known for its quality and technology initiatives. The programs are conceived and implemented using progressive technological approaches. The project management and organizational oversight structures are developed in accordance with the requirements. As a result the coordinated and coherent efforts of the clinic provide an overall governance model for successful project completion. The authority, structure, and organizational roles are discussed in the following sections.

Authority, structure, and organization for the Mayo Clinic:

Board of directors:

Board of directors is responsible for review and approval of the plan. The pros and cons of the plan are discussed in the broad meetings. The financial requirements and capital investment requirements are also elaborated and approved by…… [Read More]

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Chute, C.G., Beck, S.A., Fisk, T.B., & Mohr, D.N. (2010). The Enterprise Data Trust at Mayo Clinic: a semantically integrated warehouse of biomedical data. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17(2), 131-135.

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Nonprofit Governance the Family Christian Association of

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Nonprofit Governance

The Family Christian Association of America (FCAA), Inc. is under the governance of a state wide corporate board of directors, composed of 30 volunteers from various professional disciplines. This board is responsible for the creation and approval of policies, development of financial resources, providing oversight of financial and legal matters, as well as authorizes volunteer advisory councils, and collaboration on strategic planning. (The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc., 2010)

The FCAA shows complete cohesion between the articles of incorporation, bylaws, website, and the work that they are doing in the community served. The mission and vision statement are clear, concise, and evident through the services provided to the population served by this nonprofit. There are actually very few areas that appear to need any correction or improvement. It appears that if there were more guaranteed ways to secure funding from year to year would be one of…… [Read More]

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Ethics Governance Failures Such as

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The board is intended to be an agent for the shareholders, yet the agency problem results when the interests of the board are more closely aligned with management. This renders the board to be more sympathetic to management, even if that comes at the expense of stringent governance and dedication to protecting the interest of the shareholders.

3) the most important of the privacy guidelines in obtaining consent. The employee-employer relationship should be based on trust and that trust must work both ways. The employer wants to gather information to protect itself, but the employee should also be protected. By giving the employee the choice to give or not give consent, trust is built. The second most important is to respect the boundary between work and home. Employees are paid for on-the-job performance, and should therefore be evaluated on the same basis. The employer should respect that they merely hire…… [Read More]

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Business Strategic Management Corporate Governance

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Strategic Alignment in the Last Several Years

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Strategic Alignment

In the last several years, the Strategic Alignment Maturity model is focusing on understanding how an organization can evolve with the different challenges they are facing. This is achieved by carefully examining the business and IT configuration of the firm. To fully understand how this works requires comparing the model with an actual health care organization (i.e. Kaiser Permanente). These insights will illustrate its effectiveness and how it helps companies to adapt. ("About Us," 2013) (Wheatley, 2013) (Chandler, 2003)

I.1 Business Strategy 2

Kaiser Permanente is a managed care provider. They are focused on primarily delivering affordable low cost solutions to patients. This is accomplished by controlling expenses and investing in areas that will address their continuing needs. To achieve the objectives the firm operates three divisions to include: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Permanente Medical Groups. The different kinds of products / services…… [Read More]

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