Present an example of a non-nursing theory and explain how the components of the non-nursing theory have been incorporated into a nursing theory. Primary reference must be from peer-reviewed English titled NURSING journal less than 5 y/o and the course textbook. Supplemental references may be from National professional or governmental, or educational organizations(.org, .gov, and .edu). The initial posting must have a different reference than the response to peer posting. See grading criteria and rubric for discussion postings. APA format required. This textbook should be used as a reference: ISBN: 9780135135839 George, J. (2011). Nursing theories: The base for professional practice (6thed.). Boston: Pearson.

How is “strategic management” defined in the text, and what are its four key attributes? Briefly discuss the three key activities in the strategic management process. Why is it important for managers to recognize the interdependent nature of these activities? Why must managers be aware of a firm’s external environment? Discuss and describe the six elements of the external environment. Describe how the five forces can be used to determine the average expected profitability in an industry. Go to the Internet and look up www.kroger.com. What are some of the five forces driving industry competition that are affecting the profitability of this firm?

Written Assignment #1 Submit to assignment Drop box by 11:59 pm Saturday, 1/26 In a 2-page paper, address the importance of academic honesty as it relates to student writing. Discuss the reasons why students plagiarize, the potential consequences of plagiarism, and how it can be avoided. (Note: this assignment should not include scholarly/manuscript writing for publication or research). Requires a minimum of 2 references: one from an English titled, peer-reviewed NURSING journal (less than 5 years-old) and one from the APA Manual: ISBN: 9781433805615 American Psychological Association. (2009). American Psychological Association Manual (6thed.). Washington: Author. Use three level-one headings. Professional, governmental, or educational organizations (.org, .gov, or .edu) may be used as supplemental references.

HRIS Investments Part A (Chapter 7) 1. Imagine a vendor responded to your request for a HRIS proposal. What are the indirect/direct costs and benefits of the HRIS? What is the cost of implementation (include dollar estimates)? Does the cost justify the HRIS investment? Explain. Part B (Chapter 8) 2. Does your organization utilize self-service portals? How do you use self-service portals? If you do not have experience using self-service portals, which portals would you recommend for your organization and why would you recommend those portals? What are some laws that govern HR Administration? What are some current or past examples of the impact of violating these laws?

1) Assignment Prompt CCM Course Project Overview Pick a company that you would like to work for that isn’t yet a major MNC (multinational corporation), but needs to expand its presence in emerging international markets. As one of the company’s executives you will be tasked with preparing the lead executive for deployment in a foreign country. Across the course, you will create a portfolio of deliverables to support the executive’s successful transition into a new cultural and business environment. Pick a foreign country and the particular city where your company will establish its headquarters. Remember: You are preparing these materials for a top-level executive, so 1) Don’t waste their time; 2) Focus; 3) Be Useful Your executive needs assistance with: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Week 2 Deliverable: Cultural Chart Create a Hofstede Value Dimensions Chart that analyzes and organizes the cultural norms and risk mitigation responses for your selected country and city. 2) Module 2 – Assignment 3) 4) A. Price elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of quantity demanded of a product to a change in the price of that product. 5) a. State the (midpoint) formula for calculating price elasticity of demand. 6) b. Describe elastic demand. 7) c. Describe inelastic demand. 8) d. Describe unit elastic demand. 9) e. Explain when demand would be perfectly elastic. 10) f. Explain when demand would be perfectly inelastic. 11) g. Explain how price elasticity of demand affects the relationship between price and total revenue. 12) B. Cross elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of the quantity demanded of one good to a change in the price of another good. 13) a. State the formula for calculating cross elasticity of demand. 14) b. Explain how cross elasticity of demand is used. 15) C. Price elasticity of supply measures the responsiveness of quantity supplied of a good to a change in the price of that good. 16) a. State the formula for calculating price elasticity of supply. 17) b. Describe elastic supply. 18) c. Describe inelastic supply. 19) d. Describe unit elastic supply. 20) e. Explain when supply would be perfectly elastic. 21) f. Explain when supply would be perfectly inelastic. 22) g. Explain how price elasticity of supply changes over time. 23) D. The laws of supply and demand determine who actually pays a tax. 24) a. Describe the conditions under which consumers will pay the full tax. 25) b. Describe the conditions under which producers will pay the full tax. 26) c. Explain how the government can maximize tax revenues.