BMAL560 Forum 1,2,3 & 4 Spring Latest 2015 october

BMAL560 Forum 1( module 1& 2) Spring Latest 2015 octoberTopic:Choose 1 of the following questions and answer it completely and thoroughly for your thread:Discuss why a manager should, or should not, be considered a stakeholder. Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references. (ch. 1)Describe a public issue and how it has evolved through the public issues life cycle. Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references. (ch. 2)What is competitive intelligence? Why is it important to the public affairs function? Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references. (ch. 2)Define and provide an example of a business practicing enlightened self-interest. Justify your example with a minimum of 2 scholarly references and 1 business article. (ch. 3)How can a company focus on the needs of its stakeholders without neglecting its shareholder obligations? Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references. (ch. 3)One example of unethical activity is bribery. Explain what it is, how common the practice is, and where it is found. Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references and 1 journal article. (ch. 4)What issues do you think that personal spirituality programs raise in the workplace, and what, if anything, should be done about them? Justify your reasoning with a minimum of 2 scholarly references and 1 journal article. (ch. 5)Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 1. Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 2.Discussion Board InstructionsThe purpose of your discussion board forums are to create an atmosphere that you and your classmates can have some meaningful reflection and application on what is being learned in your course. You will have 4 discussion boards in which you will discuss different aspects of your reading.It is important for you to remember:For your thread:You will contribute meaningful, lively discussion posts in answers to one of the assigned questions in each forumEvery initial thread should be between 500–700 words and must contain real business examples from reputable business sources, include research from:2 scholarly sources,The PointeCast presentations and/or the video presentationIncorporate major ideas from the chapter of the textbook in which the question was taken, andIntegrate biblical ideas (the PointeCaste and video presentations provide solid Biblical analysis, which is why they are required).To focus on specific points of application for corporate responsibility. You should not speak in vague terms while answering the questions.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board thread in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment), and;2. As an attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your answers to the assigned questions in your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 1, 3, 5, & 7For your replies:You will reply to 2 classmates. Every reply should be 200-300 words and should advance the conversation further by providing new ideas and insights, asking probing questions that get to the heart of critical issues, and share from one’s personal and professional experience. For the purposes of citations, every reply must include:At least 1 scholarly article;A relevant business article (any article from a reputable business source—website, magazine, book, etc.—that discusses a relevant business/ethical issue) and;The PointeCast or video presentation assigned for that unit’s discussion board.Remember to provide new ideas, research, aacnd analysis that create a clear dialogue with your classmate’s ideas. Go beyond providing basic definitions to topics being discussed—that is information that should have been provided in the original post. Your replies should not read as just another thread, nor should it merely regurgitate and restate what your classmate has said, or what acyou said in your own thread from the week before, for that matter.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board responses in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment)2. And as an ONE attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). BOTH response posts must be submitted in one Word document into SafeAssign. There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your replies to at least 2 classmates by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 2, 4, &6 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Week 8.APA guidelines must be followed, but no title page, running head, or abstract page is needed, and references can be listed right below each post.The criteria mentioned above are more about the spirit of the law. If you apply these criteria, you will do well. Minimal contributions will be graded accordingly. For more information on grading, view the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.BMAL560 Forum 2 module 3 & 4 Spring Latest 2015 octoberTopic: Choose 1 of the following questions and answer it completely and thoroughly for your thread:Take a position either for or against globalization. Provide examples of how globalization has either helped or harmed individual nations and the world economy. (ch. 6)Compare and contrast the world’s political and economic systems and their effects on globalization. (ch. 6)Contrast corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship. (ch. 7)How does a firm become a better corporate citizen? (ch. 7)How do governments seek to cooperate with or work against business? (ch. 8)Are the costs of regulation and the staffing of regulatory agencies out of control in the United States? (ch. 8)Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3. Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.Discussion Board InstructionsThe purpose of your discussion board forums are to create an atmosphere that you and your classmates can have some meaningful reflection and application on what is being learned in your course. You will have 4 discussion boards in which you will discuss different aspects of your reading.It is important for you to remember:For your thread:You will contribute meaningful, lively discussion posts in answers to one of the assigned questions in each forumEvery initial thread should be between 500–700 words and must contain real business examples from reputable business sources, include research from:2 scholarly sources,The PointeCast presentations and/or the video presentationIncorporate major ideas from the chapter of the textbook in which the question was taken, andIntegrate biblical ideas (the PointeCaste and video presentations provide solid Biblical analysis, which is why they are required).To focus on specific points of application for corporate responsibility. You should not speak in vague terms while answering the questions.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board thread in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment), and;2. As an attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your answers to the assigned questions in your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 1, 3, 5, & 7For your replies:You will reply to 2 classmates. Every reply should be 200-300 words and should advance the conversation further by providing new ideas and insights, asking probing questions that get to the heart of critical issues, and share from one’s personal and professional experience. For the purposes of citations, every reply must include:At least 1 scholarly article;A relevant business article (any article from a reputable business source—website, magazine, book, etc.—that discusses a relevant business/ethical issue) and;The PointeCast or video presentation assigned for that unit’s discussion board.Remember to provide new ideas, research, aacnd analysis that create a clear dialogue with your classmate’s ideas. Go beyond providing basic definitions to topics being discussed—that is information that should have been provided in the original post. Your replies should not read as just another thread, nor should it merely regurgitate and restate what your classmate has said, or what acyou said in your own thread from the week before, for that matter.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board responses in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment)2. And as an ONE attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). BOTH response posts must be submitted in one Word document into SafeAssign. There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your replies to at least 2 classmates by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 2, 4, &6 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Week 8.APA guidelines must be followed, but no title page, running head, or abstract page is needed, and references can be listed right below each post.The criteria mentioned above are more about the spirit of the law. If you apply these criteria, you will do well. Minimal contributions will be graded accordingly. For more information on grading, view the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.BMAL560 Forum 3 module 5 & 6 Spring Latest 2015 october.784px;”=””>Topic:Choose 1 of the following questions and answer it completely and thoroughly for your thread:What are some of the challenges and benefits of companies being environmentally conscious? (ch. 10)Briefly describe acid rain. Do you think a command-and-control, or market-based regulatory approach would work better to reduce acid rain emissions, and why? (ch. 11)Do you think businesses should voluntarily undertake environmental improvement efforts beyond those required by law? Why or why not? (ch. 11)What fuels technological growth, and is this growth global or is it isolated to a few countries? (ch. 12)Should all businesses venture into e-commerce, or is it better for only certain types of businesses? (ch. 12)Is information on the Internet truly free, or should copyrighted music or software be protected? (ch. 13)Is tissue engineering and cloning an improvement for humans or a threat to humans? (ch. 13)Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 5. Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6.Discussion Board InstructionsThe purpose of your discussion board forums are to create an atmosphere that you and your classmates can have some meaningful reflection and application on what is being learned in your course. You will have 4 discussion boards in which you will discuss different aspects of your reading.It is important for you to remember:For your thread:You will contribute meaningful, lively discussion posts in answers to one of the assigned questions in each forumEvery initial thread should be between 500–700 words and must contain real business examples from reputable business sources, include research from:2 scholarly sources,The PointeCast presentations and/or the video presentationIncorporate major ideas from the chapter of the textbook in which the question was taken, andIntegrate biblical ideas (the PointeCaste and video presentations provide solid Biblical analysis, which is why they are required).To focus on specific points of application for corporate responsibility. You should not speak in vague terms while answering the questions.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board thread in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment), and;2. As an attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your answers to the assigned questions in your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 1, 3, 5, & 7For your replies:You will reply to 2 classmates. Every reply should be 200-300 words and should advance the conversation further by providing new ideas and insights, asking probing questions that get to the heart of critical issues, and share from one’s personal and professional experience. For the purposes of citations, every reply must include:At least 1 scholarly article;A relevant business article (any article from a reputable business source—website, magazine, book, etc.—that discusses a relevant business/ethical issue) and;The PointeCast or video presentation assigned for that unit’s discussion board.Remember to provide new ideas, research, aacnd analysis that create a clear dialogue with your classmate’s ideas. Go beyond providing basic definitions to topics being discussed—that is information that should have been provided in the original post. Your replies should not read as just another thread, nor should it merely regurgitate and restate what your classmate has said, or what acyou said in your own thread from the week before, for that matter.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board responses in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment)2. And as an ONE attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). BOTH response posts must be submitted in one Word document into SafeAssign. There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your replies to at least 2 classmates by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 2, 4, &6 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Week 8.APA guidelines must be followed, but no title page, running head, or abstract page is needed, and references can be listed right below each post.The criteria mentioned above are more about the spirit of the law. If you apply these criteria, you will do well. Minimal contributions will be graded accordingly. For more information on grading, view the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.BMAL560 Forum 4 module 7 & 8 Spring Latest 2015 october.784px;”=””>Topic: Choose 1 of the following questions and answer it completely and thoroughly for your thread:Can a Christian CEO of a secular corporation set an ethical tone for the company without compromising scriptural principles and at the same time avoid offending the diverse religious beliefs of potentially thousands of employees? (ch. 14)Do you think U.S. executives are compensated too highly? Why or why not? (ch. 14)In recent years, some activists and government regulators have begun to call for laws protecting a fifth consumer right, the right to privacy. Do you support this right or not, and why? (ch. 15)How do new technologies increasingly enable businesses to collect and use vast amounts of personal data about their customers and potential customers? Explain. (ch. 15)Discuss the pros and cons of the new social contract from the viewpoint of an employer and employee. What duty does an employer have to provide job security to its workers? (ch. 16)Provide an example where employee whistle-blowing is justified and an example of where it is not. Provide support for each example. (ch. 16)What are some of the challenges and benefits of managing a diverse workforce? (ch. 17)Discuss why a business may wish to get involved in community relations. What benefits accrue to businesses that actively participate in their communities? (ch. 18)In your opinion, what is the most pressing and significant concern facing communities today? Why do you think so? How would a business’s community relations department address that concern? (ch. 18)What are some of the challenges and practices for having an ethically sound and effective PR strategy? (ch. 19)Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7. Submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8, the last day of this course.Discussion Board InstructionsThe purpose of your discussion board forums are to create an atmosphere that you and your classmates can have some meaningful reflection and application on what is being learned in your course. You will have 4 discussion boards in which you will discuss different aspects of your reading.It is important for you to remember:For your thread:You will contribute meaningful, lively discussion posts in answers to one of the assigned questions in each forumEvery initial thread should be between 500–700 words and must contain real business examples from reputable business sources, include research from:2 scholarly sources,The PointeCast presentations and/or the video presentationIncorporate major ideas from the chapter of the textbook in which the question was taken, andIntegrate biblical ideas (the PointeCaste and video presentations provide solid Biblical analysis, which is why they are required).To focus on specific points of application for corporate responsibility. You should not speak in vague terms while answering the questions.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board thread in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment), and;2. As an attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your answers to the assigned questions in your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 1, 3, 5, & 7For your replies:You will reply to 2 classmates. Every reply should be 200-300 words and should advance the conversation further by providing new ideas and insights, asking probing questions that get to the heart of critical issues, and share from one’s personal and professional experience. For the purposes of citations, every reply must include:At least 1 scholarly article;A relevant business article (any article from a reputable business source—website, magazine, book, etc.—that discusses a relevant business/ethical issue) and;The PointeCast or video presentation assigned for that unit’s discussion board.Remember to provide new ideas, research, aacnd analysis that create a clear dialogue with your classmate’s ideas. Go beyond providing basic definitions to topics being discussed—that is information that should have been provided in the original post. Your replies should not read as just another thread, nor should it merely regurgitate and restate what your classmate has said, or what acyou said in your own thread from the week before, for that matter.Please refer to the “Guidelines for Use of Sources” document found with the Discussion Board instructions and rubric to make sure you understand how to recognize a scholarly source.Please note that the PointeCaste presentations and/or video that are required for use are NOT the same as the PowerPoint chapter summaries for each chapter. The former obviously contains audio/video as well as Biblical integration; the latter is just a summary of ideas provided by the textbook company.Failure to use all required sources will significantly hurt your grade.You will be submitting your discussion board responses in 2 areas:1. In the actual discussion board area (not as an attachment)2. And as an ONE attachment submitted through SafeAssign (which is a plagiarism program). BOTH response posts must be submitted in one Word document into SafeAssign. There is a separate SafeAssign link for discussion board thread and response post for each week. Failure to submit via SafeAssign will result in a grade penalty.Post your replies to at least 2 classmates by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Weeks 2, 4, &6 and by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Week 8.APA guidelines must be followed, but no title page, running head, or abstract page is needed, and references can be listed right below each post.The criteria mentioned above are more about the spirit of the law. If you apply these criteria, you will do well. Minimal contributions will be graded accordingly. For more information on grading, view the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.

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