Subject: Assess the Effectiveness of SOX Legislation

Subject: Assess the Effectiveness of SOX Legislation
Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) to restore public trust in the markets. Among its ways of achieving this, SOX attempts to improve organizational ethics by defining a code of ethics as including the promotion of honest and ethical conduct, requiring disclosure on the codes that apply to senior financial officers, and including provisions to encourage whistle blowing.

Questions:
1. Provide a brief historical summary on SOX enactment.
2. Identify and explain the key ethical components of the SOX.
3. Assess the social responsibility implications regarding mandatory publication of corporate ethics.
4. One of the main criticisms of SOX is that its implementation presents an unfair burden on smaller organizations. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
5. Recommend potential improvements of the SOX legislation based on your research.

Support your paper with a minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Strater bus330 ASSIGNMENT 3 GSA WANTS YOU.

Imagine you are a service-disabled veteran and made your hobby of building model airplanes into a small business that produces very small remote control aircrafts capable of long sustained flights. You are ready to reply to a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules solicitation.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Describe the electronic submission process and the security measures present in this approach. Analyze the advantages over classic paper solicitations.
Analyze whether or not your company has as much of a chance of having its bid accepted as a much larger corporation (e.g., Boeing) does. Support your analysis.
Speculate on how you would negotiate during the contract award process once your solicitation is accepted.
Determine the value of your most favored customer or class of customers to GSA. Analyze its impact on your small business.
Compare and contrast the advantages of being a small company over being a lager firm (e.g., Boeing) in terms of contract administration and management.
Assess the different marketing methods used to market to the federal government. Select three (3) most effective methods you would use to market your product or service to the U.S. government. Provide a rationale for your selection.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Review the following information to ensure that your PowerPoint

Ideally, your PowerPoint presentation should consist of one slide per Course Objective that presents a summary of the key concepts as they relate to the objective and should contain a minimum of one slide per key concept.

Review the following information to ensure that your PowerPoint presentation appropriately demonstrates and explains your understanding of the important points and ideas. Be sure to include and document relevant and current real-world examples of the concepts and ideas that you are presenting.

Include a minimum of 10 authoritative references to support your information and ideas in this deliverable.

Use APA Style # 6 (6th edition) as the Style Sheet.

Part 1: Objective C and Key Concepts 1 and 2 (20 points)

Select and research two countries that appear to be culturally diverse. Compare the cultures of those countries and then explain how cultural and ethical differences influence the conduct of business by U.S. and another country in terms of a) the costs of doing business in each country, b) the relationship of business ethics and the organizational culture and c) other important business practices.

Part 2: Objective C and Key Concept 3 (20 points)

Using the Veil of Ignorance as a framework, develop an ethical code of conduct that will a) guide the decisions of a multinational business with regional offices and b) a plan that managers can use to anticipate and mediate ethical dilemmas. In your plan, include an actual example to illustrate how your plan would work.

Part 3: Objective D and and Key Concepts 1 and 2 (20 points)

Compare and contrast the pros and cons of subsidies and identify the stakeholders that are influenced by the use of subsidies. Include in your explanation an actual case where subsidies were a deciding factor for a particular industry. In addition, explain the theory of National Competitive Advantage proposed by Porter and describe how government policies would create a national competitive advantage in the area of biotechnology. Include in your description an actual example where this has occurred.

Part 4: Objective D and and Key Concept 3 (20 points)

Explain the concept of free trade to include the positives and negatives of free trade. In addition, create a historical time line of events that led to the ultimate development of free trade to include the major influences and contributors to free trade.

Include speaker notes that are not the same as what is going to be in powerpoint slides explaining the powerpoint slide in detail minimum three paragraphs per slide in the speaker note section

The Story of Stuff -Using information gathered

View the video “The Story of Stuff.”

http://www.storyofstuff.com/movies-all/story-of-stuff/

Using information gathered from the video AND from our text, discuss ONE of these key areas: problems related to industrialization and the materials economy, pollution, world hunger, population growth. With regard to this issue, answer these THREE questions:
– Are we creative enough to fix our problems?
– Will it cost too much to solve these issues?
– Are the “fixes” too complex to be practical?

Reference
Priggen, C. (Producer), & Fox, L. (Director). (2007). The story of stuff [Motion picture]. United States: Free Range Studios.

Discuss the fundamental ways in which taking

Discuss the fundamental ways in which taking this course has affected your ideas about a possible career or completing additional education.

If you were going to seek employment in the criminal court system, identify what profession or position you would choose, and why.Just half a page is needed.

The same department such as accounting, sales,

The same department such as accounting, sales, operations, and so forth in the Kudler Fine Foods Virtual Organization you selected in Week Three to complete this assignment

Prepare a 1,400- to 2,100-word report to your supervisor that provides an update of the implementation of the change process you proposed in Week Three.

Address the following in your report:

  • Explain how you will monitor the change process. Identify the measurement and observation tools and techniques you will use. Refer to specific examples of the success of this process in other organizations.
  • Identify any opportunities for adjustments you anticipate while managing the change process. In a paragraph for each, explain the need for making these adjustments, the possible changes you will make, and the benefits they will provide.
  • Identify parts of the change process that might be prone to change resisters. Describe the techniques that you will use to overcome these resisters to change.
  • Explain ways to use the organization’s culture to enhance this change. Include the benefits of using the organization’s culture to enhance and sustain the change.
  • Explain ways this change might affect the organization’s culture. Emphasize the effects and benefits this change could have on the organization’s culture.
  • Explain how you can evaluate this change process to enhance future change initiatives in this organization. Describe the needs or opportunities for future change that this process might open to the organization.

Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato and his view of political

Substantive Thesis: Does the thesis argue a position, rather than merely describe what will be discussed?It has been argued that Aristotle suffered from the “mortgage of the polis.” By this it is meant that his political theory took as the fundamental unit of study, the polis, a political form that was already obsolete and that his “tasks of political science” were irrelevant in an age of empire. Were Aristotle’s discussions of nature, political knowledge, and the tasks of political science irrelevant in the Hellenistic period? Are they irrelevant today? Explain. Be sure to include:

1. Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato and his view of political science. Be sure to use his account of the practical sciences and its contrast with Plato’s theoretical approach toward political science.

2. The difference that Aristotle’s account of nature and the “naturalness of the polis” makes.

3. The relevant changes and differences in philosophy/political science in the Hellenistic period. How did the Hellenistic schools/thinkers deal with nature and convention? How did the concept of “Natural Law” develop and what were its implications?

4. How are the concepts of the “universal brotherhood of man” and “natural law” related to modern concepts of natural rights, human rights, and international law? What other comparisons and contrasts can be made to modern politics?

1000-1200 words. Be sure to have a substantive thesis and use parenthetical citation to the text.

Criteria/Rubric: Aristotle and Hellenism

Does the essay address, appropriately, all parts of the question? 20 points

Substantive Thesis: Does the thesis argue a position, rather than merely describe what will be discussed? 10 points

Topic Sentences, Evidence, and Parenthetical Citation: Does the essay use topic sentences to support their thesis, and evidence to support the topic sentences? Do they cite outside sources and use parenthetical citation to document passages and specific references? Is the writing too colloquial (for instance, heavy reliance on first person)? 20 points

Evaluate Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato. Make sure to include their different accounts of knowledge and Political Science. 20 points

Describe Aristotle’s view of Political Science, the changes that gave rise to Hellenistic political thought. Did Aristotle fail to appreciate the changing times? 20 points

Which approach has more to offer contemporary Political Science? Explain. 10 points

Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato and his view of political

Substantive Thesis: Does the thesis argue a position, rather than merely describe what will be discussed?It has been argued that Aristotle suffered from the “mortgage of the polis.” By this it is meant that his political theory took as the fundamental unit of study, the polis, a political form that was already obsolete and that his “tasks of political science” were irrelevant in an age of empire. Were Aristotle’s discussions of nature, political knowledge, and the tasks of political science irrelevant in the Hellenistic period? Are they irrelevant today? Explain. Be sure to include:

1. Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato and his view of political science. Be sure to use his account of the practical sciences and its contrast with Plato’s theoretical approach toward political science.

2. The difference that Aristotle’s account of nature and the “naturalness of the polis” makes.

3. The relevant changes and differences in philosophy/political science in the Hellenistic period. How did the Hellenistic schools/thinkers deal with nature and convention? How did the concept of “Natural Law” develop and what were its implications?

4. How are the concepts of the “universal brotherhood of man” and “natural law” related to modern concepts of natural rights, human rights, and international law? What other comparisons and contrasts can be made to modern politics?

1000-1200 words. Be sure to have a substantive thesis and use parenthetical citation to the text.

Criteria/Rubric: Aristotle and Hellenism

Does the essay address, appropriately, all parts of the question? 20 points

Substantive Thesis: Does the thesis argue a position, rather than merely describe what will be discussed? 10 points

Topic Sentences, Evidence, and Parenthetical Citation: Does the essay use topic sentences to support their thesis, and evidence to support the topic sentences? Do they cite outside sources and use parenthetical citation to document passages and specific references? Is the writing too colloquial (for instance, heavy reliance on first person)? 20 points

Evaluate Aristotle’s criticisms of Plato. Make sure to include their different accounts of knowledge and Political Science. 20 points

Describe Aristotle’s view of Political Science, the changes that gave rise to Hellenistic political thought. Did Aristotle fail to appreciate the changing times? 20 points

Which approach has more to offer contemporary Political Science? Explain. 10 points

Research the Phase Resources to research

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Qualities of a Project Manager

  1. Research the Phase Resources to research the role of the project manager, and then write a 150-word summary of the role of a project manager based on what you know. Include how skills, such as technical skills, effective problem-solving skills, and interpersonal skills might be necessary to fulfill the role of project manager. Does the project manager play only one role? Explain why or why not.
  2. Then, respond the following:
    • What are 2 qualities that you think are essential for the project manager to have for this project to be effective and successful?
    • Why are these qualities essential?
  3. Review your colleague’s descriptions and make any necessary suggestions that can enhance their job description summaries.