Assignment 4: Review Paper—Topic Proposal & Reference Page The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to select a topic in the particular area in which you have an occupational or research interest, and to locate a minimum of ten scholarly references. A helpful Web site for organizing and writing a literature review is www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html. You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the Doc Sharing area of the course: A sample literature review, a PowerPoint document illustrating how to set up your word processor for APA style a “Guide for Writing a Literature Review” a PowerPoint tips document Topic Proposal Write one to two paragraphs (a) summarizing the problem area (be specific in defining the problem), (b) describing what you already know about the topic, and c) why you have chosen this topic for your literature review. The topic should apply psychological research to an i ndividual, organizational, or social problem. Include a working title and the objective of the paper. Reference Page Search for literature on your selected topic and create a Reference Page containing at least 10 scholarly references. A good way to begin searching for relevant literature is to search for key words related to your topic in a research database. Narrow your search to articles in peer-reviewed journals. Another good idea is to check the list of References at the end of an article to find other relevant work. If you have any questions about this part, please feel free to set up an appointment with your instructor or ask the librarian. You will create a reference page for your literature review paper in an appropriate APA style. Your resources must come from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or books. No Internet resources may be used here. Click here to review the APA 6th Edition APA sample paper. Submit your topic proposal and reference page to the M1: Assignment 4 Dropbox by Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Name your file: AU_PSY492_M1_A4_LastName_FirstInitial.doc

Assignment 4: Review Paper—Topic Proposal & Reference Page

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to select a topic in the particular area in which you have an occupational or research interest, and to locate a minimum of ten scholarly references. A helpful Web site for organizing and writing a literature review is www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html.

You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the Doc Sharing area of the course:

A sample literature review, a PowerPoint document illustrating how to set up your word processor for APA style a “Guide for Writing a Literature Review” a PowerPoint tips document Topic Proposal

Write one to two paragraphs (a) summarizing the problem area (be specific in defining the problem), (b) describing what you already know about the topic, and c) why you have chosen this topic for your literature review. The topic should apply psychological research to an i

ndividual, organizational, or social problem. Include a working title and the objective of the paper.

Reference Page

Search for literature on your selected topic and create a Reference Page containing at least 10 scholarly references. A good way to begin searching for relevant literature is to search for key words related to your topic in a research database. Narrow your search to articles in peer-reviewed journals. Another good idea is to check the list of References at the end of an article to find other relevant work. If you have any questions about this part, please feel free to set up an appointment with your instructor or ask the librarian. You will create a reference page for your literature review paper in an appropriate APA style. Your resources must come from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or books. No Internet resources may be used here.

Click here to review the APA 6th Edition APA sample paper.

Submit your topic proposal and reference page to the M1: Assignment 4 Dropbox by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Name your file: AU_PSY492_M1_A4_LastName_FirstInitial.doc

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Assignment 2: Discussion—Competitive Advantage and Globalization Competitive advantage implies the creation of a system that has a unique advantage over competitors. With the advent of globalization, the competition has become stronger and can be located anywhere in the world. The idea behind competitive advantage is to create customer value in an efficient and sustainable way. One approach to address this issue would be the use of resource-based theories of competitive advantage. Resources are not simply raw materials but include all the inputs, such as intellectual capital, necessary to produce a good or service. Consider this as you address globalization strategies for Fortune 500 firms in this assignment. Be mindful of constraints, such as transportation costs and cultural barriers, as you complete this assignment. Review the article Purchasing, supply chain management and sustained competitive advantage: The relevance of resource-based theory by J. B. Barney from the readings for this module. Based on your analysis of this article and other readings for this module, respond to the following: Explain how resource-based competitive advantage drives globalization strategies for Fortune 500 firms. Why are application of project management principles critical to effective business operations? Barney, J. B. (2012). Purchasing, supply chain management and sustained competitive advantage: The relevance of resource-based theory. Journal of Supply Chain Management,48(2), 3-6. Retrieved from Proquest database. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop. Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following: In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment 1: Discussion—Outsourcing: A Strategic Advantage? Outsourcing may provide tremendous advantages for firms. It may allow companies to specialize, reduce costs, and focus narrowly on the core competencies they deem strategic; however, companies also have to think about what they may lose both qualitatively and quantitatively. For example, when outsourcing, managers need to be certain that what they source from outside is not a key component of their value proposition. A way to reduce those risks is to use an approach called vertical integration. The meaning of vertical integration is developing the ability to produce goods or services previously purchased or to actually buy a supplier or a distributor. It can take two forms: backward and forward. These forms relate to how the corporation moves in its supply chain to pursue the vertical integration. If the movement is towards the suppliers, it is called backward integration. Conversely, it is known as forward integration. Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research outsourcing. Based on your research, respond to the following: What are the risks and benefits of the outsourcing approach? What are the strategic advantages of outsourcing to vertically integrated firms? Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Assignment 2: Discussion—Competitive Advantage and Globalization

Competitive advantage implies the creation of a system that has a unique advantage over competitors. With the advent of globalization, the competition has become stronger and can be located anywhere in the world. The idea behind competitive advantage is to create customer value in an efficient and sustainable way. One approach to address this issue would be the use of resource-based theories of competitive advantage.

Resources are not simply raw materials but include all the inputs, such as intellectual capital, necessary to produce a good or service. Consider this as you address globalization strategies for Fortune 500 firms in this assignment. Be mindful of constraints, such as transportation costs and cultural barriers, as you complete this assignment.

Review the article Purchasing, supply chain management and sustained competitive advantage: The relevance of resource-based theory by J. B. Barney from the readings for this module.

Based on your analysis of this article and other readings for this module, respond to the following:

Explain how resource-based competitive advantage drives globalization strategies for Fortune 500 firms. Why are application of project management principles critical to effective business operations? Barney, J. B. (2012). Purchasing, supply chain management and sustained competitive advantage: The relevance of resource-based theory. Journal of Supply Chain Management,48(2), 3-6. Retrieved from Proquest database. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models

In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop.

Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following:

In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment 1: Discussion—Outsourcing: A Strategic Advantage?

Outsourcing may provide tremendous advantages for firms. It may allow companies to specialize, reduce costs, and focus narrowly on the core competencies they deem strategic; however, companies also have to think about what they may lose both qualitatively and quantitatively. For example, when outsourcing, managers need to be certain that what they source from outside is not a key component of their value proposition.

A way to reduce those risks is to use an approach called vertical integration. The meaning of vertical integration is developing the ability to produce goods or services previously purchased or to actually buy a supplier or a distributor. It can take two forms: backward and forward. These forms relate to how the corporation moves in its supply chain to pursue the vertical integration. If the movement is towards the suppliers, it is called backward integration. Conversely, it is known as forward integration.

Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research outsourcing. Based on your research, respond to the following:

What are the risks and benefits of the outsourcing approach? What are the strategic advantages of outsourcing to vertically integrated firms? Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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Assignment 3: Moneyball Moneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers. Review the article “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Write a critique of the article including the following points: Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball. Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives. Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses. Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors. Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________- Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop. Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following: In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63. By Saturday, June 24, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, June 26, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Assignment 3: Moneyball

Moneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers.

Review the article “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.

Write a critique of the article including the following points:

Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball. Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives. Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses. Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors. Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-

Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models

In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop.

Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following:

In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63.

By Saturday, June 24, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, June 26, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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Review the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” focusing on the following sections: Transforming Practice, Transforming Education, and Transforming Leadership. Write a paper of 750-1,000 words about the impact on nursing of the 2010 IOM report on the Future of Nursing. In your paper, include: The impact of the IOM report on nursing education. The impact of the IOM report on nursing practice, particularly in primary care, and how you would change your practice to meet the goals of the IOM report. The impact of the IOM report on the nurse’s role as a leader. Cite a minimum of three references. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Review the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” focusing on the following sections: Transforming Practice, Transforming Education, and Transforming Leadership.

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words about the impact on nursing of the 2010 IOM report on the Future of Nursing. In your paper, include:

The impact of the IOM report on nursing education. The impact of the IOM report on nursing practice, particularly in primary care, and how you would change your practice to meet the goals of the IOM report. The impact of the IOM report on the nurse’s role as a leader. Cite a minimum of three references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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ou are the government client who requested the new user interface design for the terrorist suspect identification program. Review and evaluate your old system’s user interface for finding files (Figure 1), keeping in mind the requirements previously identified. Write a 3–5-page report including the following: An effective introduction A description of some of the poor design issues with the Figure 1 UI design A description of some of some recommended improvements for this screen for the Figure 1 UI design An example from the Internet of a more usable and effective Find File interface screen, pasted into your report and cited appropriately The justification for your proposed interface design selection Ensure that the paper is formatted correctly in APA style. Provide a reference page.

ou are the government client who requested the new user interface design for the terrorist suspect identification program.
Review and evaluate your old system's user interface for finding files (Figure 1), keeping in mind the requirements previously identified.
Write a 3–5-page report including the following:
An effective introduction
A description of some of the poor design issues with the Figure 1 UI design
A description of some of some recommended improvements for this screen for the Figure 1 UI design
An example from the Internet of a more usable and effective Find File interface screen, pasted into your report and cited appropriately
The justification for your proposed interface design selection
Ensure that the paper is formatted correctly in APA style. Provide a reference page.

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ou are the government client who requested the new user interface design for the terrorist suspect identification program. Review and evaluate your old system’s user interface for finding files (Figure 1), keeping in mind the requirements previously identified. Write a 3–5-page report including the following: An effective introduction A description of some of the poor design issues with the Figure 1 UI design A description of some of some recommended improvements for this screen for the Figure 1 UI design An example from the Internet of a more usable and effective Find File interface screen, pasted into your report and cited appropriately The justification for your proposed interface design selection Ensure that the paper is formatted correctly in APA style. Provide a reference page.

ou are the government client who requested the new user interface design for the terrorist suspect identification program.
Review and evaluate your old system's user interface for finding files (Figure 1), keeping in mind the requirements previously identified.
Write a 3–5-page report including the following:
An effective introduction
A description of some of the poor design issues with the Figure 1 UI design
A description of some of some recommended improvements for this screen for the Figure 1 UI design
An example from the Internet of a more usable and effective Find File interface screen, pasted into your report and cited appropriately
The justification for your proposed interface design selection
Ensure that the paper is formatted correctly in APA style. Provide a reference page.

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Building on your initial UI design mock-up of the terrorist suspect identification program UI, the interface now needs to present more information to the user. The interface should present the following information visually with both icons/graphics and text: On the run (outstanding warrant, or wanted by Interpol) Threat level (based on arrest record or suspected activity) Connection level (based on number of known or suspected terrorist contacts) Picture/no picture Status: dead, MIA, captured, alive Submit a screenshot in MS Word or another application (if functional).

Building on your initial UI design mock-up of the terrorist suspect identification program UI, the interface now needs to present more information to the user.
The interface should present the following information visually with both icons/graphics and text:
On the run (outstanding warrant, or wanted by Interpol)
Threat level (based on arrest record or suspected activity)
Connection level (based on number of known or suspected terrorist contacts)
Picture/no picture
Status: dead, MIA, captured, alive
Submit a screenshot in MS Word or another application (if functional).

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Building on your initial UI design mock-up of the terrorist suspect identification program UI, the interface now needs to present more information to the user. The interface should present the following information visually with both icons/graphics and text: On the run (outstanding warrant, or wanted by Interpol) Threat level (based on arrest record or suspected activity) Connection level (based on number of known or suspected terrorist contacts) Picture/no picture Status: dead, MIA, captured, alive Submit a screenshot in MS Word or another application (if functional).

Building on your initial UI design mock-up of the terrorist suspect identification program UI, the interface now needs to present more information to the user.
The interface should present the following information visually with both icons/graphics and text:
On the run (outstanding warrant, or wanted by Interpol)
Threat level (based on arrest record or suspected activity)
Connection level (based on number of known or suspected terrorist contacts)
Picture/no picture
Status: dead, MIA, captured, alive
Submit a screenshot in MS Word or another application (if functional).

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Many companies are using social networking sites for a variety of purposes. In the beginning, the majority of these uses were for customer surveys and marketing. – What effect does this have on the current network environment of the company? – With the Web 2.0 revolution, what are some other uses, and how are they beneficial to both business and users? – How does the future Web 3.0 expand on these uses?

Many companies are using social networking sites for a variety of purposes. In the beginning, the majority of these uses were for customer surveys and marketing. 

-        What effect does this have on the current network environment of the company?

-        With the Web 2.0 revolution, what are some other uses, and how are they beneficial to both business and users?

-        How does the future Web 3.0 expand on these uses?

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Many companies are using social networking sites for a variety of purposes. In the beginning, the majority of these uses were for customer surveys and marketing. – What effect does this have on the current network environment of the company? – With the Web 2.0 revolution, what are some other uses, and how are they beneficial to both business and users? – How does the future Web 3.0 expand on these uses?

Many companies are using social networking sites for a variety of purposes. In the beginning, the majority of these uses were for customer surveys and marketing. 

-        What effect does this have on the current network environment of the company?

-        With the Web 2.0 revolution, what are some other uses, and how are they beneficial to both business and users?

-        How does the future Web 3.0 expand on these uses?

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