Write a 125-word essay on the following topics 1. Why do you think such appalling conditions were allowed to exist in American factories during the Industrial Revolution? 2. How do you propose to be able to do all the things your text says are duties of the safety professional? 3. How Has the Culture of an Organization Positively or Negatively Affected Your Performance? 4. The primary motivation in loss control is financial. Should saving company money be our primary concern? 5. Do You Think Workers’ Compensation is Fair to Employees and Employers? 6. Our book suggests that we fix only hazards which have cost/benefit. Is this immoral? 7. Why should the Supervisor and not the Safety Manager be the primary person to investigate incidents? 8. Do you believe our anti-terrorism efforts in this country will prevent further terrorist attacks? 9. What has been the most effective training you have ever had? Why? 10. What do you believe to be some challenges in Industrial Safety for the future?

Write a 125-word essay on the following topics 1. Why do you think such appalling conditions were allowed to exist in American factories during the Industrial Revolution? 2. How do you propose to be able to do all the things your text says are duties of the safety professional? 3. How Has the Culture of an Organization Positively or Negatively Affected Your Performance? 4. The primary motivation in loss control is financial. Should saving company money be our primary concern? 5. Do You Think Workers’ Compensation is Fair to Employees and Employers? 6. Our book suggests that we fix only hazards which have cost/benefit. Is this immoral? 7. Why should the Supervisor and not the Safety Manager be the primary person to investigate incidents? 8. Do you believe our anti-terrorism efforts in this country will prevent further terrorist attacks? 9. What has been the most effective training you have ever had? Why? 10. What do you believe to be some challenges in Industrial Safety for the future?

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http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN1.html#B.I,%20Ch.1,%20Of%20the%20Division%20of%20Labor What does Smith mean by division of labor, and how does it affect production? A. He means that each person does their own work to benefit themselves by creating goods. This creates well-crafted goods. B. He argues that in order to become more efficient, we need to put everyone in the same workhouses and eliminate division. C. He says that the division of labor provides farmers with the opportunity to become involved in manufacturing. D. He means that each person makes one small part of a good very quickly, but this is bad for the quality of production overall. E. He means that by having each individual specialize in one thing, they can work together to create products more efficiently and effectively. Which of the following is NOT an example of the circumstances by which the division of labor improves efficiency? A. A doll-making company stops allowing each employee to make one whole doll each and instead appoints each employee to create one part of the doll. B. A family of rug makers buys a loom to speed up their production. C. A mechanic opens a new shop to be nearer to the market. D. A factory changes the responsibilities of its employees so that one group handles heavy boxes and the other group does precision sewing. E. A baker who used to make a dozen cookies at a time buys a giant mixer and oven that enable him to make 20 dozen cookies at a time. Considering the global system of states, what do you think the allegory of the pins has to offer? A. It suggests that there could be a natural harmony of interests among states because they can divide labor among themselves to the benefit of everyone. B. It suggests that states can never be secure enough to cooperate because every state is equally capable of producing the same things. C. It suggests that a central authority is necessary to help states cooperate, in the same way that a manager oversees operations at a factory. D. The allegory of the pins is a great way to think about how wars come about, because states won’t cooperate with each other like pin-makers do. E. The allegory of the pins shows us that there is no natural harmony of interests between states. Smith sees the development of industry, technology, and the division of labor as A. generally positive but not progressive. The lives of many people may improve, but the world will generally stay the same. B. generally positive and progressive. The world is improving because of these changes, and it will continue to improve. C. generally negative. The creation of new technologies and the division of labor are harmful to all humans, both the wealthy and the poor. D. generally negative. The creation of the division of labor only benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor. E. both positive and negative. Smith thinks that technology hurts us, while the division of labor helps society progress and develop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwS1uAdUcI What point is Hans Rosling trying to make when he describes the global health pre-test? A. He is trying to show how the average person has no idea of the true state of global health. B. He is trying to illustrate how we tend to carry around outdated notions about the state of global health. C. He is trying to make us see that the less-developed countries are far worse off than we ever thought. D. He is trying to drive home the idea that global health has not improved over time despite foreign aid and improvements in medicine. E. He is trying to warn us about the rapid growth in world population. Rosling shows us that we tend to think about global health in terms of “we and them.” Who are the “we” and who are the “them”? A. “We” refers to academics, students, and scholars; “them” refers to the uneducated. B. “We” refers to the average person; “them” refers to politicians and global leaders. C. “We” refers to the wealthy; “them” refers to the poor. D. “We” refers to the Western world; “them” refers to the Third World. E. “We” refers to students; “them” refers to professors. In the life expectancy and fertility rate demonstration, what do the statistics reveal? A. Over time, developed countries produced small families and long lives, whereas developing countries produced large families and short lives. B. The world today looks much like it did in 1962 despite our attempts to help poorer countries develop. C. All countries in the world, even the poorer ones, are trending toward longer lives and smaller families. D. Developed countries are trending toward smaller families but shorter lives. E. All countries tend to make gains and losses in fertility and lifespan, but in the long run there is no significant change. What point does Rosling make about life expectancy in Vietnam as compared to the United States? To what does he attribute the change? A. He indicates that economic change preceded social change. B. He suggests that markets and free trade resulted in the increase in life expectancy. C. He says that the data indicates that the Vietnam War contributed to the decrease in life expectancy during that time, but that it recovered shortly thereafter. D. He says that social change in Asia preceded economic change, and life expectancy in Vietnam increased despite the war. E. He indicates that Vietnam was equal to the United States in life expectancy before the war. According to Rosling, how are regional statistics about child survival rates and GDP potentially misleading? A. Countries have an incentive to lie about the actual survival rates because they want foreign assistance. B. Statistics for the individual countries in a region are often vastly different. C. Regional statistics give us a strong sense of how we can understand development within one region, but it does not allow us to compare across regions. D. The data available over time and from countries within regions is often poorly collected and incomplete. E. Child survival rates cannot be compared regionally, since each culture has a different sense of how important children are. What is Rosling’s main point about statistical databases? A. The data is available but not readily accessible, so we need to create networks to solve that problem. B. The data that comes from these databases is often flawed and unreliable. C. It doesn’t matter whether we have access to these databases because the data can’t be used in an interesting way. D. Statistics can’t tell us very much, but we should do our best to make use of the information we do have. E. The information that could be true is too hard to sort out from what isn’t true because we don’t know how strong the data really is. http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch10.htm#v22zz99h-298-GUESS Click the link at left to read Chapter 10 of Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism, then answer the questions below. According to Lenin, what is the fundamental source of a monopoly? A. It is a natural effect of human behavior. B. It is the result of governments and police systems. C. Its source is rooted in democracy. D. It comes from the concentration of production at a high stage. E. It is what follows a socialist system. What are the principal types or manifestations of monopoly capitalism? A. Monopolistic capitalist associations like cartels, syndicates and trusts; and monopolies as a result of colonial policy. B. Monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital. C. Monopolization of governing structures and monopolies of oligarchies. D. Monopolist capitalist associations like cartels, syndicates and trusts; and monopolies as a result of colonial policy AND monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital. E. Monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital AND monopolization of governing structures and monopolies of oligarchies. What is the definition of a rentier state according to Lenin? A. A state that colonizes other states. B. A state whose bourgeoisie live off the export of capital. C. A poor state. D. A wealthy state. E. A colonized state. Overall Lenin’s analysis of the state of capitalism is concerned with: A. The interactions between states. B. The interactions within states. C. The ownership of industry and organizations. D. The interactions within states AND the ownership of industry and organizations. E. All of these options. http://view.vzaar.com/1194665/flashplayer Watch the video at left, and then answer the questions below. The Marshall Plan was developed by the United States after World War II. What was its purpose? A. to feed the hungry of Europe B. to stem the spread of communism C. to maintain an American military presence in Europe D. to feed the hungry of Europe AND to stem the spread of communism E. to stem the spread of communism AND to maintain an American military presence in Europe What kind of aid was sent at first? A. foods, fertilizers, and machines for agriculture B. books, paper, and radios for education C. clothing, medical supplies, and construction equipment D. mostly cash in the form of loans and grants E. people with business expertise to help develop the economy What kind of aid did the United States send to Greece to help its farmers? A. tractors B. mules C. seeds D. fertilizer E. all of these options What was one way that the United States influenced public opinion in Italy during the elections described in the video? A. The United States provided significant food aid to Italy so that the Italians would be inclined to vote against the Communists. B. The Italians had been impressed by the strength and loyalty of the American soldiers, and were inclined to listen to them during the elections. C. There was a large number of young Italians who followed American fashion and culture. D. Italian immigrants in the United States wrote letters to their families in Italy urging them not to vote for Communists. E. The Greeks showed the Italians how much the Americans had helped them, warning that supporting a Communist candidate would mean sacrificing American aid. How did Pope Pius XII undermine the strength of the Communist Party in Italy? A. He encouraged Italians to go out and vote. B. He warned that the Communist Party would legalize abortion. C. He excommunicated many members of the Communist Party. D. He made a speech in support of capitalism. E. He declared that Communists should not be baptized. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhWqwnZ1eM Use the video at left to answer the questions below. Hans Rosling shares how his students discuss “we” versus “them.” To whom are his students referring? A. the United States and Mexico B. Christians and Muslims C. Democrats and Republicans D. Europe and Asia E. none of these options According to Rosling, what factors contribute to a better quality of life for people in developing countries? A. family planning B. soap and water C. investment D. vaccinations E. all of these options Using his data, Rosling demonstrates a great shift in Mexico. What change does his data demonstrate? A. a decrease in drug usage B. a decrease in the number of jobs available C. an increase in average life expenctancy D. an increase in the rate of violent crime E. all of these options Instead of “developing” and “developed,” Rosling divides countries into four categories. Which of the following is NOT one of them? A. high-income countries B. middle-income countries C. low-income countries D. no-income countries E. collapsing countries Rosling discusses the increased life expectancy in both China and the United States. How are the situations different? A. The U.S. and China are on different continents. B. The life expectancy in China rose much higher than it did in the U.S. C. China first expanded its life expectancy and then grew economically, whereas the U.S. did the reverse. D. Average income and life expectancy steadily increased in the U.S., but they steadily decreased in China. E. all of these options Rosling shows a chart that demonstrates the regional income distribution of the world from 1970 to 2015. During that time, what has happened in South and East Asia? A. Money has flowed out of Asia to developing countries in Africa. B. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has increased over the last 30 years. C. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has decreased over the last 30 years. D. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has surpassed that of Europe and North America. E. There has been no change. Click here to access GapMinder, the data visualizer that Hans Rosling uses. In 2010, which of the following countries had both a higher per-capita GDP and a higher life expectancy than the United States? A. France B. Japan C. Denmark D. Singapore E. Kuwait http://www.garretthardinsociety.org/articles/art_tragedy_of_the_commons.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a4S23uXIcM The Tragedy of the Commons What is the rough definition of the “commons” given in the article? A. any private property on which others trespass B. behavior that everyone considers to be normal C. a cow that lives in a herd D. government-administered benefits, like unemployment or Social Security E. a shared resource What does Hardin mean by describing pollution as a reverse tragedy of the commons? A. Rather than causing a problem, it resolves a problem. B. Pollution costs us money rather than making us money. C. We are putting something into the commons rather than removing something from it. D. It starts at the other end of the biological pyramid. E. Humans see less of it as time goes on. Hardin says “the air and waters surrounding us cannot readily be fenced, and so the tragedy of the commons as a cesspool must be prevented by different means.” What are those means? A. establishing more international treaties to protect the environment B. using laws or taxes to make the polluter pay for pollution C. punishing consumers for generating waste D. raising awareness about environmental issues E. developing greener products Pacific Garbage Dump According to the news report, what percent of the Gyre is made of plastic? A. 50 percent B. 60 percent C. 70 percent D. 80 percent E. 90 percent Where does the majority of the plastic in the Gyre come from? A. barges that dump trash in the ocean B. storm drains from land C. people throwing litter off boats into the ocean D. remnants from movie sets filmed at sea E. fishing boats processing their catch What does Charles Moore mean by the “throwaway concept”? A. the habitual use of disposable plastic packaging B. the mistaken view that marine ecosystems are infinitely renewable C. a general lack of interest in recycling D. the willingness to discard effective but small-scale environmental policies in deference to broader E. people throwing away their lives in pursuit of money In what way does the Great Pacific Gyre represent issues like global warming a tragedy of the commons? A. because all the plastic trash in it comes from the United States B. because it kills the albatross and makes it impossible for them to reproduce C. surbecause the countries rounding the Pacific Ocean are polluting the water in a way that affects the quality of the resource for all, but no one is specifically accountable for it D. because it causes marine life to compete for increasingly scarce nutrients in the ocean E. because nations in the region all collectively agreed to dump their trash in the Pacific http://www.npr.org/news/specials/climate/video/ http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/climateconnections/climate-map http://www.npr.org/news/specials/climate/video/wildchronicles.html Use the links provided at left to answer the questions below. Global Warming: It’s All About Carbon How does carbon give us fuel? A. When you burn things that contain carbon the bonds break, giving off energy. B. Burning things creates carbon out of other elements as a result of combustion. C. Carbon is created after oxygen and hydrogen get released. D. Carbon bonds are created thereby giving off energy. E. Carbon is made into fuel by refining oil. National Geographic Climate Map What geographic areas have seen the most significant changes in temperature? A. The African continent. B. The Pacific Ocean. C. The Atlantic Ocean. D. The Arctic Ocean. E. The Indian Ocean. Why does it matter that rain fall steadily rather than in downpours? A. For those countries accustomed to steady rain fall, downpours are actually more efficient ways to catch water. B. Downpours in regions accustomed to steady fall makes them more prone to flooding and damage. C. In general, as long as regions get either steady fall or downpours most things will stay the same. D. Downpours are always more beneficial to crop growth than steady rain. E. Steady rain is always more beneficial to crop growth than downpours. Climate Change Threatens Kona Coffee What is unique about the climate in Hawaii, making it a good place to grow coffee? A. The elevation is high, the nights are cool and the days are humid. B. The elevation is low, the nights are warm and the days are dry. C. The elevation is high, the nights are warm and the days are dry. D. The elevation is low, the nights are cool and the days are dry. E. The elevation is high, the nights are warm and the days are humid. What specific temperature pattern have experts noted about the region where Kona coffee is grown in Hawaii? A. There has been no significant change but the bean production has dropped. B. The nights have warmed up, even though the days have cooled. C. There has been an increase in bean production with the change in climate. D. The nights have cooled even more so than before. E. There has been universally hot days all the way around.

http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN1.html#B.I,%20Ch.1,%20Of%20the%20Division%20of%20Labor What does Smith mean by division of labor, and how does it affect production? A. He means that each person does their own work to benefit themselves by creating goods. This creates well-crafted goods. B. He argues that in order to become more efficient, we need to put everyone in the same workhouses and eliminate division. C. He says that the division of labor provides farmers with the opportunity to become involved in manufacturing. D. He means that each person makes one small part of a good very quickly, but this is bad for the quality of production overall. E. He means that by having each individual specialize in one thing, they can work together to create products more efficiently and effectively. Which of the following is NOT an example of the circumstances by which the division of labor improves efficiency? A. A doll-making company stops allowing each employee to make one whole doll each and instead appoints each employee to create one part of the doll. B. A family of rug makers buys a loom to speed up their production. C. A mechanic opens a new shop to be nearer to the market. D. A factory changes the responsibilities of its employees so that one group handles heavy boxes and the other group does precision sewing. E. A baker who used to make a dozen cookies at a time buys a giant mixer and oven that enable him to make 20 dozen cookies at a time. Considering the global system of states, what do you think the allegory of the pins has to offer? A. It suggests that there could be a natural harmony of interests among states because they can divide labor among themselves to the benefit of everyone. B. It suggests that states can never be secure enough to cooperate because every state is equally capable of producing the same things. C. It suggests that a central authority is necessary to help states cooperate, in the same way that a manager oversees operations at a factory. D. The allegory of the pins is a great way to think about how wars come about, because states won’t cooperate with each other like pin-makers do. E. The allegory of the pins shows us that there is no natural harmony of interests between states. Smith sees the development of industry, technology, and the division of labor as A. generally positive but not progressive. The lives of many people may improve, but the world will generally stay the same. B. generally positive and progressive. The world is improving because of these changes, and it will continue to improve. C. generally negative. The creation of new technologies and the division of labor are harmful to all humans, both the wealthy and the poor. D. generally negative. The creation of the division of labor only benefits the wealthy at the expense of the poor. E. both positive and negative. Smith thinks that technology hurts us, while the division of labor helps society progress and develop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwS1uAdUcI What point is Hans Rosling trying to make when he describes the global health pre-test? A. He is trying to show how the average person has no idea of the true state of global health. B. He is trying to illustrate how we tend to carry around outdated notions about the state of global health. C. He is trying to make us see that the less-developed countries are far worse off than we ever thought. D. He is trying to drive home the idea that global health has not improved over time despite foreign aid and improvements in medicine. E. He is trying to warn us about the rapid growth in world population. Rosling shows us that we tend to think about global health in terms of “we and them.” Who are the “we” and who are the “them”? A. “We” refers to academics, students, and scholars; “them” refers to the uneducated. B. “We” refers to the average person; “them” refers to politicians and global leaders. C. “We” refers to the wealthy; “them” refers to the poor. D. “We” refers to the Western world; “them” refers to the Third World. E. “We” refers to students; “them” refers to professors. In the life expectancy and fertility rate demonstration, what do the statistics reveal? A. Over time, developed countries produced small families and long lives, whereas developing countries produced large families and short lives. B. The world today looks much like it did in 1962 despite our attempts to help poorer countries develop. C. All countries in the world, even the poorer ones, are trending toward longer lives and smaller families. D. Developed countries are trending toward smaller families but shorter lives. E. All countries tend to make gains and losses in fertility and lifespan, but in the long run there is no significant change. What point does Rosling make about life expectancy in Vietnam as compared to the United States? To what does he attribute the change? A. He indicates that economic change preceded social change. B. He suggests that markets and free trade resulted in the increase in life expectancy. C. He says that the data indicates that the Vietnam War contributed to the decrease in life expectancy during that time, but that it recovered shortly thereafter. D. He says that social change in Asia preceded economic change, and life expectancy in Vietnam increased despite the war. E. He indicates that Vietnam was equal to the United States in life expectancy before the war. According to Rosling, how are regional statistics about child survival rates and GDP potentially misleading? A. Countries have an incentive to lie about the actual survival rates because they want foreign assistance. B. Statistics for the individual countries in a region are often vastly different. C. Regional statistics give us a strong sense of how we can understand development within one region, but it does not allow us to compare across regions. D. The data available over time and from countries within regions is often poorly collected and incomplete. E. Child survival rates cannot be compared regionally, since each culture has a different sense of how important children are. What is Rosling’s main point about statistical databases? A. The data is available but not readily accessible, so we need to create networks to solve that problem. B. The data that comes from these databases is often flawed and unreliable. C. It doesn’t matter whether we have access to these databases because the data can’t be used in an interesting way. D. Statistics can’t tell us very much, but we should do our best to make use of the information we do have. E. The information that could be true is too hard to sort out from what isn’t true because we don’t know how strong the data really is. http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch10.htm#v22zz99h-298-GUESS Click the link at left to read Chapter 10 of Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism, then answer the questions below. According to Lenin, what is the fundamental source of a monopoly? A. It is a natural effect of human behavior. B. It is the result of governments and police systems. C. Its source is rooted in democracy. D. It comes from the concentration of production at a high stage. E. It is what follows a socialist system. What are the principal types or manifestations of monopoly capitalism? A. Monopolistic capitalist associations like cartels, syndicates and trusts; and monopolies as a result of colonial policy. B. Monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital. C. Monopolization of governing structures and monopolies of oligarchies. D. Monopolist capitalist associations like cartels, syndicates and trusts; and monopolies as a result of colonial policy AND monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital. E. Monopolization of raw materials and monopolization of finance capital AND monopolization of governing structures and monopolies of oligarchies. What is the definition of a rentier state according to Lenin? A. A state that colonizes other states. B. A state whose bourgeoisie live off the export of capital. C. A poor state. D. A wealthy state. E. A colonized state. Overall Lenin’s analysis of the state of capitalism is concerned with: A. The interactions between states. B. The interactions within states. C. The ownership of industry and organizations. D. The interactions within states AND the ownership of industry and organizations. E. All of these options. http://view.vzaar.com/1194665/flashplayer Watch the video at left, and then answer the questions below. The Marshall Plan was developed by the United States after World War II. What was its purpose? A. to feed the hungry of Europe B. to stem the spread of communism C. to maintain an American military presence in Europe D. to feed the hungry of Europe AND to stem the spread of communism E. to stem the spread of communism AND to maintain an American military presence in Europe What kind of aid was sent at first? A. foods, fertilizers, and machines for agriculture B. books, paper, and radios for education C. clothing, medical supplies, and construction equipment D. mostly cash in the form of loans and grants E. people with business expertise to help develop the economy What kind of aid did the United States send to Greece to help its farmers? A. tractors B. mules C. seeds D. fertilizer E. all of these options What was one way that the United States influenced public opinion in Italy during the elections described in the video? A. The United States provided significant food aid to Italy so that the Italians would be inclined to vote against the Communists. B. The Italians had been impressed by the strength and loyalty of the American soldiers, and were inclined to listen to them during the elections. C. There was a large number of young Italians who followed American fashion and culture. D. Italian immigrants in the United States wrote letters to their families in Italy urging them not to vote for Communists. E. The Greeks showed the Italians how much the Americans had helped them, warning that supporting a Communist candidate would mean sacrificing American aid. How did Pope Pius XII undermine the strength of the Communist Party in Italy? A. He encouraged Italians to go out and vote. B. He warned that the Communist Party would legalize abortion. C. He excommunicated many members of the Communist Party. D. He made a speech in support of capitalism. E. He declared that Communists should not be baptized. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhWqwnZ1eM Use the video at left to answer the questions below. Hans Rosling shares how his students discuss “we” versus “them.” To whom are his students referring? A. the United States and Mexico B. Christians and Muslims C. Democrats and Republicans D. Europe and Asia E. none of these options According to Rosling, what factors contribute to a better quality of life for people in developing countries? A. family planning B. soap and water C. investment D. vaccinations E. all of these options Using his data, Rosling demonstrates a great shift in Mexico. What change does his data demonstrate? A. a decrease in drug usage B. a decrease in the number of jobs available C. an increase in average life expenctancy D. an increase in the rate of violent crime E. all of these options Instead of “developing” and “developed,” Rosling divides countries into four categories. Which of the following is NOT one of them? A. high-income countries B. middle-income countries C. low-income countries D. no-income countries E. collapsing countries Rosling discusses the increased life expectancy in both China and the United States. How are the situations different? A. The U.S. and China are on different continents. B. The life expectancy in China rose much higher than it did in the U.S. C. China first expanded its life expectancy and then grew economically, whereas the U.S. did the reverse. D. Average income and life expectancy steadily increased in the U.S., but they steadily decreased in China. E. all of these options Rosling shows a chart that demonstrates the regional income distribution of the world from 1970 to 2015. During that time, what has happened in South and East Asia? A. Money has flowed out of Asia to developing countries in Africa. B. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has increased over the last 30 years. C. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has decreased over the last 30 years. D. The average income of citizens of South and East Asia has surpassed that of Europe and North America. E. There has been no change. Click here to access GapMinder, the data visualizer that Hans Rosling uses. In 2010, which of the following countries had both a higher per-capita GDP and a higher life expectancy than the United States? A. France B. Japan C. Denmark D. Singapore E. Kuwait http://www.garretthardinsociety.org/articles/art_tragedy_of_the_commons.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a4S23uXIcM The Tragedy of the Commons What is the rough definition of the “commons” given in the article? A. any private property on which others trespass B. behavior that everyone considers to be normal C. a cow that lives in a herd D. government-administered benefits, like unemployment or Social Security E. a shared resource What does Hardin mean by describing pollution as a reverse tragedy of the commons? A. Rather than causing a problem, it resolves a problem. B. Pollution costs us money rather than making us money. C. We are putting something into the commons rather than removing something from it. D. It starts at the other end of the biological pyramid. E. Humans see less of it as time goes on. Hardin says “the air and waters surrounding us cannot readily be fenced, and so the tragedy of the commons as a cesspool must be prevented by different means.” What are those means? A. establishing more international treaties to protect the environment B. using laws or taxes to make the polluter pay for pollution C. punishing consumers for generating waste D. raising awareness about environmental issues E. developing greener products Pacific Garbage Dump According to the news report, what percent of the Gyre is made of plastic? A. 50 percent B. 60 percent C. 70 percent D. 80 percent E. 90 percent Where does the majority of the plastic in the Gyre come from? A. barges that dump trash in the ocean B. storm drains from land C. people throwing litter off boats into the ocean D. remnants from movie sets filmed at sea E. fishing boats processing their catch What does Charles Moore mean by the “throwaway concept”? A. the habitual use of disposable plastic packaging B. the mistaken view that marine ecosystems are infinitely renewable C. a general lack of interest in recycling D. the willingness to discard effective but small-scale environmental policies in deference to broader E. people throwing away their lives in pursuit of money In what way does the Great Pacific Gyre represent issues like global warming a tragedy of the commons? A. because all the plastic trash in it comes from the United States B. because it kills the albatross and makes it impossible for them to reproduce C. surbecause the countries rounding the Pacific Ocean are polluting the water in a way that affects the quality of the resource for all, but no one is specifically accountable for it D. because it causes marine life to compete for increasingly scarce nutrients in the ocean E. because nations in the region all collectively agreed to dump their trash in the Pacific http://www.npr.org/news/specials/climate/video/ http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/climateconnections/climate-map http://www.npr.org/news/specials/climate/video/wildchronicles.html Use the links provided at left to answer the questions below. Global Warming: It’s All About Carbon How does carbon give us fuel? A. When you burn things that contain carbon the bonds break, giving off energy. B. Burning things creates carbon out of other elements as a result of combustion. C. Carbon is created after oxygen and hydrogen get released. D. Carbon bonds are created thereby giving off energy. E. Carbon is made into fuel by refining oil. National Geographic Climate Map What geographic areas have seen the most significant changes in temperature? A. The African continent. B. The Pacific Ocean. C. The Atlantic Ocean. D. The Arctic Ocean. E. The Indian Ocean. Why does it matter that rain fall steadily rather than in downpours? A. For those countries accustomed to steady rain fall, downpours are actually more efficient ways to catch water. B. Downpours in regions accustomed to steady fall makes them more prone to flooding and damage. C. In general, as long as regions get either steady fall or downpours most things will stay the same. D. Downpours are always more beneficial to crop growth than steady rain. E. Steady rain is always more beneficial to crop growth than downpours. Climate Change Threatens Kona Coffee What is unique about the climate in Hawaii, making it a good place to grow coffee? A. The elevation is high, the nights are cool and the days are humid. B. The elevation is low, the nights are warm and the days are dry. C. The elevation is high, the nights are warm and the days are dry. D. The elevation is low, the nights are cool and the days are dry. E. The elevation is high, the nights are warm and the days are humid. What specific temperature pattern have experts noted about the region where Kona coffee is grown in Hawaii? A. There has been no significant change but the bean production has dropped. B. The nights have warmed up, even though the days have cooled. C. There has been an increase in bean production with the change in climate. D. The nights have cooled even more so than before. E. There has been universally hot days all the way around.

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PART 1: (Total 350 pts – 35pts per hazard x 10 hazards) Each identified hazard should contain the following elements (Element 1 ~ 7 below). Furthermore, each student will need to provide his/her responses in a pragraph format for each element by JUSTIFYING/SUPPORTING his/her responses: ELEMENT 1) Explain Hazard you identified. What kind of exposure does each hazard have on employee ? What is the hazard? What could go wrong? Think in terms of “What ifs?” or “What could happen?” In this section, you are to describe a situation(s) and discuss what could happen (5pts). ELEMENT 2) Who would be at risk? Be specific group of individuals who would be at risk meaning don’t just say “employees” or “students” are affected. Rather be sure to JUSTIFY your position/response. (5pts) ELEMENT 3) Identify Risk Level for each hazard you identified. When you determine risk level, it is critical that you JUSTIFY as to why you selected certain Frequency and Severity level. (5pts) ELEMENT 4) Citation. If you were a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), which SPECIFIC standard/regulation would you cite this hazard under and WHY? You must provide exact standard (eg: 29CFR 1910.261(a)(1)(i)….) and state what it says AND relate your identified hazards with the standard/regulation. Eg: What was violated, etc. (5pts) ELEMENT 5) What is/are the abatement(s) or control measure(s) for each identified hazards and why? In other words, what or HOW would you correct this situation and WHY? This is where you must discuss “Two Stage Approach.” (5pts) It is important for you to select an appropriate corrective measure(s) to protect your employees. Again, we are here to protect human, property, and the environment. We can’t just say “just because.” We will need to have a good reason(s) or justification(s) as to WHY we take a certain approach or a corrective measure to protect human, propert, and the environment. Therefore, strong justification is critical in this section – when you do so, make sure to cite follow APA format. ELEMENT 6) Once you applied your control measure(s), you are to reassess Residual Risk to make sure that you have either eliminated or lowered your risk level to an acceptable level. ELEMENT 7) Supprting Resources: Each student must use at least two (2) “credible” resources PER HAZARD to support his/her responses. This EXCLUDE OSHA/citations. (5pts) seven (7) elements. NOTE 2: APA format needs to be followed for this Part 1. (See attached Sample) PART 2: (Total 15pts) Once you identified 10 hazards (two hazards/standard), you are to prioritize those hazards from most critical to least based on item 2 you did in Part 1. Furthermore, each student will need to prepare ONE PAGE, STAND ALONE document which outlines PRIORITIZATION of those hazards he/she identified and provide the information as as to which hazards need to be control the most. PART 3: (Total 20pts) Based on the above findings, you are to create 1 page report that includes above findings. Remember, one page does not necessary mean a vertical view of 8 1/2 by 11 paper. When you submit this REPORT, think in terms of you submitting this report to your boss. (This is a hands-on practice as to how you will compile a report. If you don’t know how to develop a report, I encourage you to research to determine types of report and come up with your own version. Remember, you will most likely to submit a report in a future that is not more than one page……

PART 1: (Total 350 pts – 35pts per hazard x 10 hazards) Each identified hazard should contain the following elements (Element 1 ~ 7 below). Furthermore, each student will need to provide his/her responses in a pragraph format for each element by JUSTIFYING/SUPPORTING his/her responses: ELEMENT 1) Explain Hazard you identified. What kind of exposure does each hazard have on employee ? What is the hazard? What could go wrong? Think in terms of “What ifs?” or “What could happen?” In this section, you are to describe a situation(s) and discuss what could happen (5pts). ELEMENT 2) Who would be at risk? Be specific group of individuals who would be at risk meaning don’t just say “employees” or “students” are affected. Rather be sure to JUSTIFY your position/response. (5pts) ELEMENT 3) Identify Risk Level for each hazard you identified. When you determine risk level, it is critical that you JUSTIFY as to why you selected certain Frequency and Severity level. (5pts) ELEMENT 4) Citation. If you were a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), which SPECIFIC standard/regulation would you cite this hazard under and WHY? You must provide exact standard (eg: 29CFR 1910.261(a)(1)(i)….) and state what it says AND relate your identified hazards with the standard/regulation. Eg: What was violated, etc. (5pts) ELEMENT 5) What is/are the abatement(s) or control measure(s) for each identified hazards and why? In other words, what or HOW would you correct this situation and WHY? This is where you must discuss “Two Stage Approach.” (5pts) It is important for you to select an appropriate corrective measure(s) to protect your employees. Again, we are here to protect human, property, and the environment. We can’t just say “just because.” We will need to have a good reason(s) or justification(s) as to WHY we take a certain approach or a corrective measure to protect human, propert, and the environment. Therefore, strong justification is critical in this section – when you do so, make sure to cite follow APA format. ELEMENT 6) Once you applied your control measure(s), you are to reassess Residual Risk to make sure that you have either eliminated or lowered your risk level to an acceptable level. ELEMENT 7) Supprting Resources: Each student must use at least two (2) “credible” resources PER HAZARD to support his/her responses. This EXCLUDE OSHA/citations. (5pts) seven (7) elements. NOTE 2: APA format needs to be followed for this Part 1. (See attached Sample) PART 2: (Total 15pts) Once you identified 10 hazards (two hazards/standard), you are to prioritize those hazards from most critical to least based on item 2 you did in Part 1. Furthermore, each student will need to prepare ONE PAGE, STAND ALONE document which outlines PRIORITIZATION of those hazards he/she identified and provide the information as as to which hazards need to be control the most. PART 3: (Total 20pts) Based on the above findings, you are to create 1 page report that includes above findings. Remember, one page does not necessary mean a vertical view of 8 1/2 by 11 paper. When you submit this REPORT, think in terms of you submitting this report to your boss. (This is a hands-on practice as to how you will compile a report. If you don’t know how to develop a report, I encourage you to research to determine types of report and come up with your own version. Remember, you will most likely to submit a report in a future that is not more than one page……

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Correspondence #2 Assignment – Favorable Response to Direct Inquiry Due Tuesday, October 1,2015 — To be provided in class that day or emailed to Facts and Instructions You assist the operations manager at a manufacturing company, and one of your jobs is to ensure that you always have enough staff to maintain your production schedule. In the last week, you’ve heard from several of your supervisors that your newer employees, as well as some of the more experienced ones, are asking about how to request vacation time during the summer. They want to know • when they can take vacation, • how soon they need to let you know, • where they can go to use the online vacation leave forms (which are new since last summer when employees had to print forms and fill them out), and • how they can check online to see how much vacation they’ve accrued (also new since last summer when they had to contact their supervisors directly). Summer is a slow time for your company except for the first two weeks in June, the last week in July, and the first week in August. No one is allowed to take vacation during these weeks. You likely do not want a significant portion of your employees gone all at once either. Creating realistic details as needed, write a response to these employees explaining the vacation request policy and process. You may wish to review an actual handbook (UALR’s?!) detailing vacation/annual leave policies.

Correspondence #2 Assignment – Favorable Response to Direct Inquiry Due Tuesday, October 1,2015 — To be provided in class that day or emailed to Facts and Instructions You assist the operations manager at a manufacturing company, and one of your jobs is to ensure that you always have enough staff to maintain your production schedule. In the last week, you’ve heard from several of your supervisors that your newer employees, as well as some of the more experienced ones, are asking about how to request vacation time during the summer. They want to know • when they can take vacation, • how soon they need to let you know, • where they can go to use the online vacation leave forms (which are new since last summer when employees had to print forms and fill them out), and • how they can check online to see how much vacation they’ve accrued (also new since last summer when they had to contact their supervisors directly). Summer is a slow time for your company except for the first two weeks in June, the last week in July, and the first week in August. No one is allowed to take vacation during these weeks. You likely do not want a significant portion of your employees gone all at once either. Creating realistic details as needed, write a response to these employees explaining the vacation request policy and process. You may wish to review an actual handbook (UALR’s?!) detailing vacation/annual leave policies.

8. value: 10.00 points The following frequency distribution reports the number of frequent flier miles, reported in thousands, for employees of Brumley Statistical Consulting Inc., during the first quarter of 2013. Frequent Flier Miles (000) Number of Employees 0 up to 4 5 4 up to 8 13 8 up to 12 22 12 up to 16 7 16 up to 20 4 ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Total 51 ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ a. How many employees were studied? Number of employees b. What is the midpoint of the first class? (Round your answer to 1 decimal place.) Midpoint d. A frequency polygon is to be drawn. What are the coordinates of the plot for the second class? , References eBook & 9. value: 10.00 points The following cumulative frequency polygon shows the hourly wages of a sample of certified welders in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. a. How many welders were studied? Number of welders b. What is the class interval? Class interval c. About how many welders earn less than $26 per hour? Number of welders d. About 80% of the welders make less than what amount? Amount e. Twenty of the welders studied made less than what amount? Amount f. What percent of the welders make less than $23 per hour? Percent of welders 10. value: 10.00 points The following is the number of minutes to commute from home to work for a group of 25 automobile executives. 28 25 45 37 41 19 32 25 17 23 23 28 36 31 25 20 32 25 32 43 35 42 38 32 28 a. How many classes would you recommend? Number of classes b. What class interval would you suggest? (Round up your answer to the next whole number.) Class interval c. Organize the data and plot a frequency distribution on a piece of paper. Comment on the shape of the frequency distribution.

8. value: 10.00 points The following frequency distribution reports the number of frequent flier miles, reported in thousands, for employees of Brumley Statistical Consulting Inc., during the first quarter of 2013. Frequent Flier Miles (000) Number of Employees 0 up to 4 5 4 up to 8 13 8 up to 12 22 12 up to 16 7 16 up to 20 4 ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Total 51 ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ a. How many employees were studied? Number of employees b. What is the midpoint of the first class? (Round your answer to 1 decimal place.) Midpoint d. A frequency polygon is to be drawn. What are the coordinates of the plot for the second class? , References eBook & 9. value: 10.00 points The following cumulative frequency polygon shows the hourly wages of a sample of certified welders in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. a. How many welders were studied? Number of welders b. What is the class interval? Class interval c. About how many welders earn less than $26 per hour? Number of welders d. About 80% of the welders make less than what amount? Amount e. Twenty of the welders studied made less than what amount? Amount f. What percent of the welders make less than $23 per hour? Percent of welders 10. value: 10.00 points The following is the number of minutes to commute from home to work for a group of 25 automobile executives. 28 25 45 37 41 19 32 25 17 23 23 28 36 31 25 20 32 25 32 43 35 42 38 32 28 a. How many classes would you recommend? Number of classes b. What class interval would you suggest? (Round up your answer to the next whole number.) Class interval c. Organize the data and plot a frequency distribution on a piece of paper. Comment on the shape of the frequency distribution.

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Project #1 Correspondence Packet (email, memo, letter) For this assignment you will produce a folder of professional correspondence. You will need to draw from actual personal experience, or imagine a scenario that will satisfy the assignment. Please refer to Chapter 10 in A Concise Guide for Technical Communication for formatting information. For a sample of standard memo format look at Figure 10.2 (page 191) & for letter sample refer to Figure 10.5 (page 199). Remember: The key to successful professional correspondence is brevity and coherence. One email, written to a co-worker and discussing a problem in the workplace. One short memo, directed to employees in your charge and explaining a new product or procedure. One professional business letter, directed to a consumer who is requesting an estimate for your/your company’s product(s) and/or services.

Project #1 Correspondence Packet (email, memo, letter) For this assignment you will produce a folder of professional correspondence. You will need to draw from actual personal experience, or imagine a scenario that will satisfy the assignment. Please refer to Chapter 10 in A Concise Guide for Technical Communication for formatting information. For a sample of standard memo format look at Figure 10.2 (page 191) & for letter sample refer to Figure 10.5 (page 199). Remember: The key to successful professional correspondence is brevity and coherence. One email, written to a co-worker and discussing a problem in the workplace. One short memo, directed to employees in your charge and explaining a new product or procedure. One professional business letter, directed to a consumer who is requesting an estimate for your/your company’s product(s) and/or services.

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Homework 1 Create a Solution for a Decision-making Process. Scenario: You’re a manager for Super Joe’s Cars that operates car dealerships throughout Kansas. SJ’s just recently acquired/merged local dealerships and now needs to ‘normalize’ their employee salaries. SJ’s now employs 30 employees that are each labeled as one of the following: Sales Representative , Senior Sales Representative, and Sales Executive. Due to different dealerships paying different salaries, these salaries are all different. SJ’s merger was a success, and has $100,000 to distribute raises to employees in order to realign them and have them close as possible to the industry average. Top management would like you to design a solution that will distribute this money to employees, with the top priority of moving as many employees as possible closer to the industry average. They have provided you with the data below (yes, it’s limited data) in order to do this. They also request that each employee gets a raise of some sort. Problem: What’s the ‘best’ way to allocate these dollars to your employees? Task: Use the data to create a SPREADSHEET that distributes the $100,000 to current employees. It should be well presented (FORMAT), and automate the process – so if the $100,000 is changed, the spreadsheet updates automatically (FORMULAS). This spreadsheet should also show other important information such as: Total salaries, current average salary per rank, new salary per rank, current deviation from the industry average, new deviation from industry average (DATA). **MUST BE DONE IN MICROSOFT EXCEL!! Shane’s Tips and Tricks: Identify your goal. In this case, you are essentially coming up with a solution to ‘who gets the raise’. There are many ways to create the solution, just choose what you feel is the best way. Identify numbers! Use $ and % signs, etc. USE FORMULAS. It’s pointless to create a spreadsheet that doesn’t calculate. A good spreadsheet allows users to change the data points and test different scenarios. If you have trouble, check out Atomic Learning on the FHSU website to view tutorials if needed. Make it pretty! Your spreadsheet should be clean, concise, and formatted nicely. Ideally, I could copy your spreadsheet and present it to others without modification. Highlight important information so it can easily be found. Use an assumption table. Your formulas should not contain numbers, but instead references to cells. An assumption table holds key information that will be used in multiple areas. You should be able to make one formula, ‘pull it down or across’, and it will work for all items. Typically when you use a number from the assumption table, you want it to be an absolute reference (meaning it doesn’t change when the formula is dragged across multiple rows). To do this, simply hit the F4 key. An assumption table can be located anywhere in the spreadsheet, but should be separate from spreadsheet data. How you are graded: Refer to the rubric with the assignment for more information on how you will be graded. Data Company Sales Employee Ranks Industry Average Salary Sales Representative $50,000 Senior Sales Representative $60,000 Sales Executive $75,000 Sales Representatives Salary Davidson Kaye 55,000 Corovic,Jose 43,000 Lane, Brandon 62,000 Wei, Guang 35,000 Drew, Richard 50,000 Adams, James 33,000 Spenser, William 51,000 Ray, Tony 41,000 Ryan, Mark 38,000 Warrem, Jason 53,000 Senior Sales Representatives Salary Ashley, Jane 53,000 Corning,Sandra 46,000 Scott, Rex 56,000 Duong,Linda 52,000 Bosa, Victor 37,000 UTran,Diem Thi 45,000 Dixon, James T 53,000 Goston, Sayeh 48,000 Jordan, Matthew 38,000 Menstell,Lori Lee 65,000 Sales Executives Salary Ching, Kam Hoong 57,000 Collins,Giovanni 75,000 Dixon,Eleonor 65,000 Lee,Brandon 60,000 Lunden,Haley 55,000 Rikki, Nicole 75,000 Scott, Bryan 67,000 Angel, Kathy 88,000 Quigly, James 59,000 Pham,Mary 80,000

Homework 1 Create a Solution for a Decision-making Process. Scenario: You’re a manager for Super Joe’s Cars that operates car dealerships throughout Kansas. SJ’s just recently acquired/merged local dealerships and now needs to ‘normalize’ their employee salaries. SJ’s now employs 30 employees that are each labeled as one of the following: Sales Representative , Senior Sales Representative, and Sales Executive. Due to different dealerships paying different salaries, these salaries are all different. SJ’s merger was a success, and has $100,000 to distribute raises to employees in order to realign them and have them close as possible to the industry average. Top management would like you to design a solution that will distribute this money to employees, with the top priority of moving as many employees as possible closer to the industry average. They have provided you with the data below (yes, it’s limited data) in order to do this. They also request that each employee gets a raise of some sort. Problem: What’s the ‘best’ way to allocate these dollars to your employees? Task: Use the data to create a SPREADSHEET that distributes the $100,000 to current employees. It should be well presented (FORMAT), and automate the process – so if the $100,000 is changed, the spreadsheet updates automatically (FORMULAS). This spreadsheet should also show other important information such as: Total salaries, current average salary per rank, new salary per rank, current deviation from the industry average, new deviation from industry average (DATA). **MUST BE DONE IN MICROSOFT EXCEL!! Shane’s Tips and Tricks: Identify your goal. In this case, you are essentially coming up with a solution to ‘who gets the raise’. There are many ways to create the solution, just choose what you feel is the best way. Identify numbers! Use $ and % signs, etc. USE FORMULAS. It’s pointless to create a spreadsheet that doesn’t calculate. A good spreadsheet allows users to change the data points and test different scenarios. If you have trouble, check out Atomic Learning on the FHSU website to view tutorials if needed. Make it pretty! Your spreadsheet should be clean, concise, and formatted nicely. Ideally, I could copy your spreadsheet and present it to others without modification. Highlight important information so it can easily be found. Use an assumption table. Your formulas should not contain numbers, but instead references to cells. An assumption table holds key information that will be used in multiple areas. You should be able to make one formula, ‘pull it down or across’, and it will work for all items. Typically when you use a number from the assumption table, you want it to be an absolute reference (meaning it doesn’t change when the formula is dragged across multiple rows). To do this, simply hit the F4 key. An assumption table can be located anywhere in the spreadsheet, but should be separate from spreadsheet data. How you are graded: Refer to the rubric with the assignment for more information on how you will be graded. Data Company Sales Employee Ranks Industry Average Salary Sales Representative $50,000 Senior Sales Representative $60,000 Sales Executive $75,000 Sales Representatives Salary Davidson Kaye 55,000 Corovic,Jose 43,000 Lane, Brandon 62,000 Wei, Guang 35,000 Drew, Richard 50,000 Adams, James 33,000 Spenser, William 51,000 Ray, Tony 41,000 Ryan, Mark 38,000 Warrem, Jason 53,000 Senior Sales Representatives Salary Ashley, Jane 53,000 Corning,Sandra 46,000 Scott, Rex 56,000 Duong,Linda 52,000 Bosa, Victor 37,000 UTran,Diem Thi 45,000 Dixon, James T 53,000 Goston, Sayeh 48,000 Jordan, Matthew 38,000 Menstell,Lori Lee 65,000 Sales Executives Salary Ching, Kam Hoong 57,000 Collins,Giovanni 75,000 Dixon,Eleonor 65,000 Lee,Brandon 60,000 Lunden,Haley 55,000 Rikki, Nicole 75,000 Scott, Bryan 67,000 Angel, Kathy 88,000 Quigly, James 59,000 Pham,Mary 80,000

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Select Case 1, 2, or 8 in the back of the textbook. After you have read the case, select at least one of the questions presented at the end.-If you select only one question, then you will need to elaborate with more examples and perspectives than if you select more than one, but the choice is yours. Fair warning: It is possible to fall into the trap of repeating oneself. To avoid that threat, think in advance of the different perspectives that you wish to explore. If you select more than one question, each answer will naturally be shorter. This may be a good approach if you discern that the questions lack strong potential to elicit in-depth answers. Remember to reply to the contributions of two other students in this exercise. This is a rule that we are only observing in the case analyses, given the relative complexity of the cases, compared to the chapter discussion questions. Always add value, from the textbook, news, personal experience, or all three. Indicate the case and question at the beginning, but avoid restating the question in your answer. In this respect, use the same method as in the chapter discussion questions, described in the Week 2 forum. Write at least 500 words (no minimum for replies, but do add value). Quoted passages do not contribute to the word count (so you will need to write more if you insert any quoted material). Post-edit your work carefully to catch errors. Avoid plagiarism at all cost. ——— Note on anomalous questions. Some questions will require you to work around selected details to fit the requisite discussion format. For example, Question 2 in Case 1 asks how your proposal will solve certain problems noted in answer to the previous question. If you have not actually answered Question 1, then you will have to assert one or more problems from the case, a proposed solution, and then an explanation of how your proposal may help. Question 3 is similar, in that you will need to identify a problem and a solution, followed by an argument about the budget. Although Alistair was expecting to hire a Project Engineer rather than a Quality Compliance Manager, the methods used to make the decision should be similar. The main difference in the Quality Compliance Manager position is that it is in a joint venture with a Hungarian government backed firm. International Joint Ventures (IJV) makes HRM practices more complicated because HRM practices and strategies are required for each IJV entity (Dowling, Festing, & Engle, 2013). HRM must address IJV in four stages, in which, each stage has an impact on the next. It is important for HRM to very thorough with each stage and communication through each stage is vital. To be successful, HRM must combine the IJV strategy along with the recruitment, selection, training, and development processes (Dowling et al., 2013). In light of the needs of the company and the new Quality Compliance Manager position, Alistair should choose the first candidate, Marie Erten-Loiseau. The fact that the job requires travel to France and Germany is a positive for Marie because she was born in France and was educated in France and Germany. The familiarity of these locations will help her as she meets with new business partners because she will have a good understanding of the policy and procedures required for companies in these two countries. Dowling et al., (2013), points out that the manager needs to be able to assess the desires of the stakeholders and be able to implement strategies based on their desires. Another reason for choosing Marie is that she has the most experience and has worked with Trianon for 13 years. The experience she has with the company is invaluable because she knows the goals of the company and strategies for implementing those goals. The last reason for choosing Marie is that she has been successful in her previous positions. She has lead two projects in two different countries and both were successful. This shows that she is able to adapt to the different practices of each country. There are many factors that Alistair should take into consideration to determine the correct choice for the Quality Compliance Manager position. The major factors that require consideration are the specificities of the entire situation, the reason for the assignment, and type of assignment. The four main specificities include context specificities, firm specific variables, local unit specificities, and IHRM practices (Dowling et al., 2013). The context specificities would include the differences in cultures between the assignment in Hungary and the base location for the Trianon, Marseilles. The firm specific variable includes any changes in the way operations in Hungary are conducted, whether it is strategy or HRM policies. The local unit specificities include the role of the joint venture in relation to Trianon and how this joint venture will fit into the long-term plan of the company. The company hopes that it will provide a good working relationship with the state supported airline, which will lead to more business in the future. The IHRM practices determine the employees that are hired and the training that is available to the employees. The reason for the assignment also is a major factor in determining the correct candidate. In the situation of Trianon, a joint venture with a Hungarian government back firm created a position that needed filling. The Quality Compliance Manager position allows Trianon to manage the joint venture operation, make sure it is successful, and build a strong relationship with Malev. The last major factor is the type of assignment. The Quality Compliance Manager assignment is long-term assignment because it is 3 years in duration. The joint venture is the first that the company has been involved in outside the UK so there is less familiarity on the administrative/compliance side. The candidate must act as an agent of direct control (Dowling et al., 2013) by assuring that compliance policies are followed and company strategy is implemented. Assessing whether a male or female would be the best fit for the position is also a factor that deserves consideration. The low number of female expatriates led Jessens, Cappellen, &Zanoni (2006) to research the following three myths: women have no desire to be in positions of authority in a foreign country, companies do not desire to place females in positions of authority while a foreign country, and women would be ineffective because of the views towards women in foreign countries. The research indicated that female expatriates do have conflict that arises related to their gender but the successful ones were able to turn the conflicts around based on the qualities that these women possess (Jessens et al., 2006). With all of these factors considered, I believe Marie Erten-Loiseau is the best candidate for the Quality Compliance Manager. References Dowling, P.J., Festing, M., & Engle, A.D. Sr. (2013). International Human Resource Management (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning Janssens, M., Cappellen, T., &Zanoni, P. (2006). Successful female expatriates as agents: Positioning oneself through gender, hierarchy, and culture. Journal of World Business, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2006.01.001 2.) Case 8 – Questions 1 & 4 Multinational firms are often faced with recruiting and staffing decisions that could ultimately enhance or diminish the firm’s ability to be successful in a competitive global market. Perlmutter identified four staffing approaches for MNEs to consider based on the primary attitudes of international executives that would lay the foundation for MNEs during the recruitment and hiring process (Dowling, Festing, & Engle, 2013). At one point or another throughout the MacDougall family journey Lachlan and Lisa have served in one of the four capacities as an ethnocentric, polycentric, geocentric, and regiocentric employee. The ability to encompass all four attitudes that Perlmutter set forth is something that the MacDougall family has managed to do extremely well. The possibility for a multinational firm to recruit a family of this caliber that has been exposed and has an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of each attitude is phenomenal. This would be resourceful for any multinational firm. The MacDougal family’s exposure to cross-cultural management is also valuable. The diverse cultural background that the family has encountered on their international journey is a rarity. Cultural diversity and cross-cultural management play a critical role in MNEs because it produces a work environment that can transform the workplace into a place of learning and give the firm the availability to create new ideas for a more productive and competitive advantage over other firms (Sultana, Rashid, Mohiuddin, &Mazumder, 2013). This is something that is easy for the MacDougall family to bring to the table with the family’s given history. The expatriate lifestyle that has become second nature to the MacDougall family is beneficial for multinational firms for multifarious reasons Being raised around different cultures and then choosing to work internationally and learn different cultures has attributed to Lachlan’s successful career. The family’s ability to communicate and blend in socially among diverse cultures is an important aspect for international firms that want to stay competitive and be successful. The family has acclimated fairly easy to all of the places they have been and this is something that can be favorable when firms are recruiting employees. The MacDougall family has an upper-hand in the international marketplace naturally due to previous experiences with other countries and cultures. The exceptional way that the family has managed to conform to a multitude of other cultures and flourish is not an easy task. Marriage is not easy and many families experience a greater challenge avoiding divorcees when international mobility is involved. Lachlan and Lisa have been able to move together and this is an important aspect to the success of their marriage. Based on the case study they have a common desire to travel and both are successful in their careers. Lisa’s devotion to her husband’s successful career has put some strain on the marriage as she has had times where she felt she did not have her own identity. Military spouses experience this type of stress during long deployments and times that they have to hold the household together on their own. Another example is with employers who are transferred internationally for a short period of time or travel often. Separation of spouses can strain any marriage, but Lisa and Lachlan have been fortunate to avoid separation for any extended length of time. References Dowling, P.J., Festing, M., & Engle, A.D.Sr.(2013). International Human Resource Management. (6thed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Sultana, M., Rashid, M., Mohiuddin, M. &Mazumder, M. (2013).Cross-cultural management and organizational performance.A Contnet analysis perspective.International Journal of Business and Management, 8(8), 133-146.

Select Case 1, 2, or 8 in the back of the textbook. After you have read the case, select at least one of the questions presented at the end.-If you select only one question, then you will need to elaborate with more examples and perspectives than if you select more than one, but the choice is yours. Fair warning: It is possible to fall into the trap of repeating oneself. To avoid that threat, think in advance of the different perspectives that you wish to explore. If you select more than one question, each answer will naturally be shorter. This may be a good approach if you discern that the questions lack strong potential to elicit in-depth answers. Remember to reply to the contributions of two other students in this exercise. This is a rule that we are only observing in the case analyses, given the relative complexity of the cases, compared to the chapter discussion questions. Always add value, from the textbook, news, personal experience, or all three. Indicate the case and question at the beginning, but avoid restating the question in your answer. In this respect, use the same method as in the chapter discussion questions, described in the Week 2 forum. Write at least 500 words (no minimum for replies, but do add value). Quoted passages do not contribute to the word count (so you will need to write more if you insert any quoted material). Post-edit your work carefully to catch errors. Avoid plagiarism at all cost. ——— Note on anomalous questions. Some questions will require you to work around selected details to fit the requisite discussion format. For example, Question 2 in Case 1 asks how your proposal will solve certain problems noted in answer to the previous question. If you have not actually answered Question 1, then you will have to assert one or more problems from the case, a proposed solution, and then an explanation of how your proposal may help. Question 3 is similar, in that you will need to identify a problem and a solution, followed by an argument about the budget. Although Alistair was expecting to hire a Project Engineer rather than a Quality Compliance Manager, the methods used to make the decision should be similar. The main difference in the Quality Compliance Manager position is that it is in a joint venture with a Hungarian government backed firm. International Joint Ventures (IJV) makes HRM practices more complicated because HRM practices and strategies are required for each IJV entity (Dowling, Festing, & Engle, 2013). HRM must address IJV in four stages, in which, each stage has an impact on the next. It is important for HRM to very thorough with each stage and communication through each stage is vital. To be successful, HRM must combine the IJV strategy along with the recruitment, selection, training, and development processes (Dowling et al., 2013). In light of the needs of the company and the new Quality Compliance Manager position, Alistair should choose the first candidate, Marie Erten-Loiseau. The fact that the job requires travel to France and Germany is a positive for Marie because she was born in France and was educated in France and Germany. The familiarity of these locations will help her as she meets with new business partners because she will have a good understanding of the policy and procedures required for companies in these two countries. Dowling et al., (2013), points out that the manager needs to be able to assess the desires of the stakeholders and be able to implement strategies based on their desires. Another reason for choosing Marie is that she has the most experience and has worked with Trianon for 13 years. The experience she has with the company is invaluable because she knows the goals of the company and strategies for implementing those goals. The last reason for choosing Marie is that she has been successful in her previous positions. She has lead two projects in two different countries and both were successful. This shows that she is able to adapt to the different practices of each country. There are many factors that Alistair should take into consideration to determine the correct choice for the Quality Compliance Manager position. The major factors that require consideration are the specificities of the entire situation, the reason for the assignment, and type of assignment. The four main specificities include context specificities, firm specific variables, local unit specificities, and IHRM practices (Dowling et al., 2013). The context specificities would include the differences in cultures between the assignment in Hungary and the base location for the Trianon, Marseilles. The firm specific variable includes any changes in the way operations in Hungary are conducted, whether it is strategy or HRM policies. The local unit specificities include the role of the joint venture in relation to Trianon and how this joint venture will fit into the long-term plan of the company. The company hopes that it will provide a good working relationship with the state supported airline, which will lead to more business in the future. The IHRM practices determine the employees that are hired and the training that is available to the employees. The reason for the assignment also is a major factor in determining the correct candidate. In the situation of Trianon, a joint venture with a Hungarian government back firm created a position that needed filling. The Quality Compliance Manager position allows Trianon to manage the joint venture operation, make sure it is successful, and build a strong relationship with Malev. The last major factor is the type of assignment. The Quality Compliance Manager assignment is long-term assignment because it is 3 years in duration. The joint venture is the first that the company has been involved in outside the UK so there is less familiarity on the administrative/compliance side. The candidate must act as an agent of direct control (Dowling et al., 2013) by assuring that compliance policies are followed and company strategy is implemented. Assessing whether a male or female would be the best fit for the position is also a factor that deserves consideration. The low number of female expatriates led Jessens, Cappellen, &Zanoni (2006) to research the following three myths: women have no desire to be in positions of authority in a foreign country, companies do not desire to place females in positions of authority while a foreign country, and women would be ineffective because of the views towards women in foreign countries. The research indicated that female expatriates do have conflict that arises related to their gender but the successful ones were able to turn the conflicts around based on the qualities that these women possess (Jessens et al., 2006). With all of these factors considered, I believe Marie Erten-Loiseau is the best candidate for the Quality Compliance Manager. References Dowling, P.J., Festing, M., & Engle, A.D. Sr. (2013). International Human Resource Management (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning Janssens, M., Cappellen, T., &Zanoni, P. (2006). Successful female expatriates as agents: Positioning oneself through gender, hierarchy, and culture. Journal of World Business, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2006.01.001 2.) Case 8 – Questions 1 & 4 Multinational firms are often faced with recruiting and staffing decisions that could ultimately enhance or diminish the firm’s ability to be successful in a competitive global market. Perlmutter identified four staffing approaches for MNEs to consider based on the primary attitudes of international executives that would lay the foundation for MNEs during the recruitment and hiring process (Dowling, Festing, & Engle, 2013). At one point or another throughout the MacDougall family journey Lachlan and Lisa have served in one of the four capacities as an ethnocentric, polycentric, geocentric, and regiocentric employee. The ability to encompass all four attitudes that Perlmutter set forth is something that the MacDougall family has managed to do extremely well. The possibility for a multinational firm to recruit a family of this caliber that has been exposed and has an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of each attitude is phenomenal. This would be resourceful for any multinational firm. The MacDougal family’s exposure to cross-cultural management is also valuable. The diverse cultural background that the family has encountered on their international journey is a rarity. Cultural diversity and cross-cultural management play a critical role in MNEs because it produces a work environment that can transform the workplace into a place of learning and give the firm the availability to create new ideas for a more productive and competitive advantage over other firms (Sultana, Rashid, Mohiuddin, &Mazumder, 2013). This is something that is easy for the MacDougall family to bring to the table with the family’s given history. The expatriate lifestyle that has become second nature to the MacDougall family is beneficial for multinational firms for multifarious reasons Being raised around different cultures and then choosing to work internationally and learn different cultures has attributed to Lachlan’s successful career. The family’s ability to communicate and blend in socially among diverse cultures is an important aspect for international firms that want to stay competitive and be successful. The family has acclimated fairly easy to all of the places they have been and this is something that can be favorable when firms are recruiting employees. The MacDougall family has an upper-hand in the international marketplace naturally due to previous experiences with other countries and cultures. The exceptional way that the family has managed to conform to a multitude of other cultures and flourish is not an easy task. Marriage is not easy and many families experience a greater challenge avoiding divorcees when international mobility is involved. Lachlan and Lisa have been able to move together and this is an important aspect to the success of their marriage. Based on the case study they have a common desire to travel and both are successful in their careers. Lisa’s devotion to her husband’s successful career has put some strain on the marriage as she has had times where she felt she did not have her own identity. Military spouses experience this type of stress during long deployments and times that they have to hold the household together on their own. Another example is with employers who are transferred internationally for a short period of time or travel often. Separation of spouses can strain any marriage, but Lisa and Lachlan have been fortunate to avoid separation for any extended length of time. References Dowling, P.J., Festing, M., & Engle, A.D.Sr.(2013). International Human Resource Management. (6thed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Sultana, M., Rashid, M., Mohiuddin, M. &Mazumder, M. (2013).Cross-cultural management and organizational performance.A Contnet analysis perspective.International Journal of Business and Management, 8(8), 133-146.

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