Week 3 Assignment Leveraging Power from BATNA-PPA605

Week 3 Assignment Leveraging Power from BATNA Review the Learning Exercise: Unhappy Co-Owners (below) and address the following: Assuming your Best Alternative to a Negotiating Agreement (BATNA) is letting a court sell the property, discuss how it may help you reach an agreement. Recommend other strategies that you could use to accomplish a successful negotiation. Discuss your power sources and your co-owner’s power sources in this negotiation, and analyze how you can strengthen your power position. Propose a logical and an emotional argument to persuade your co-owner to agree to a deal. Describe a nonverbal communication technique that you will use to persuade your co-owner that your proposal is a win-win proposition. Describe a threat you can make that would force your co-owner to make concessions.         Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA) PPA605 Negotiation, Bargaining & Conflict Management Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA) Drawing on information available in the learning exercise it is clear that only a litigation can help solve the contentious...
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Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy-Unit 9 Discussion

Topic 1: Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy Stabilization policy is the use of government policy to reduce the severity of recessions and harness in excessively strong expansions. The government manages macroeconomic fluctuations (manage business cycles) in order to lessen the economic pain of recessions and tame inflation. By coordinating monetary and fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, Ben Bernanke, and U.S. Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, responded to the financial crisis by intervening in financial markets in unprecedented ways in 2008. Discussion Checklist: A. Do you think this intervention was necessary? B. What are the consequences of this intervention? C. What might have happened if they had not intervened? Topic 2: Debates on the U.S. Tax System There is always debate regarding the structure of the current income tax system in the U.S. Many opponents of the current system argue that under its current structure, many wealthy households are able to avoid taxes and for most households, the tax system is simply too complicated and confusing. One solution that has been proposed is...
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unit 8 seminar

Question 1 Some of the notable advantages of SETI are: It helps in detecting astronomical phenomena and not only the artificial signals from extra-terrestrial sources. The universe is likely to benefit from the interstellar exchange for humans rather than for human interlocutors. SETI also signals human maturation as a species, as people guide their search strategies by both cosmocentric and intergenerational ethics. Question 2 One of the major projects of the SETI is the Galaxy Zoo: Hubble which is the latest version of the original zooniverse project. The primary goal of this project is to help astronomers figure out how galaxies form and evolve through classification of their shape. All interested parties who want to participate in this project have to run a program called SETI@ home which uses the computer when it is idle to process data and look for radio telescope signals around the world and analyze the signals for signs of intelligent life (Silvertown, 2009). Question 3 Audubon’s Christmas bird count is the...
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Evolution and Intelligent Design

Question 1 Despite the differences in the creation and the evolution theory, they all try to explain the origin of the earth and the life in it. While the evolution theory was developed and is provided by scientists, the creation theory is provided in the sacred books such as the Bible.  Some of the various evidence for evolution include: Ancient organism remains – mainly found by Sir Charles down, these remains show the existence of an early life in the old world. Fossil layers – fossil layers often form the sedimentary rocks. The similarities among the living organisms – this similarity are a clear indication that living organisms came from a few common ancestors and changed to adapt to their new environments(Skinner, 2015). Similarities of embryos – embryos of many different kinds of animals look very similar, and it is often difficult to tell them apart. Question 2 Various disciplines such as biology, astronomy, physics and cosmology clearly show the existence of intelligent...
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Buying a House

Buying a House Imagine you are a public administrator who has just been promoted to a higher position but must relocate to another city and purchase a different home. Using the five distributing bargaining skills, present the steps and various aspects you would consider implementing in buying a house. Be sure to address the following: Analyze the bargaining situation and whether it is distributive. If so, determine the reservation price. Present the initial offer you would make and apply bracketing to achieve your target price of $310,000. Indicate and frame the norms you would utilize in presenting your initial offer.   BUYING A HOUSE This short paper seeks to analyze and discuss distributive bargaining that requires home purchasing through a fictitious scenario. Aspects such as target price, bracketing and initial offer are required to determine the bargaining situation that would determine the reservation price. Presentation of the bargaining sequence is done while considering the role of norms and framing. The negotiation methods, as well...
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GDP and Its Limitations-Factors Determining Economic Growth-Genetic Inheritance and Mutation

Topic 1: GDP and Its Limitations The national income accounts measure productivity, spending, and income; but these accounts were not designed to measure economic welfare. GDP only measures the value of marketed goods and services for a country during a given period of time. Goods and services that are not sold in markets, such as food produced and consumed at home and household articles, are not included in GDP. Discuss aspects of economic welfare ignored in GDP measurement. Discussion Checklist: A. What are the limitations of the GDP in measuring total output and national welfare? B. What products (goods and services) are excluded from the GDP computation? C. What are the impacts of the shortcomings of the GDP as a measure of the national product and national welfare?   Topic 2: Factors Determining Economic Growth There are various ways of measuring long term economic growth of a country. There are also a number of economic and non–economic factors that affect long–run economic growth of countries. Discussion Checklist: A. What factors might contribute to a...
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Unit 9: Leadership, Policy, and Culture paper

Unit 9: Leadership, Policy, and Culture Case Study Analysis Paper: Prepare a case study analysis of Case 9, Defender Direct, Inc.: A Business of Growing Leaders found in the Cases section of your digital book. Closely follow the Case Study Analysis Template by clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes. Focus upon the idea of the company’s strategy-culture relationship and which of the four strategy-culture situations should it implement in order to help move Defender Direct forward. Please include the SWOT Analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing. Assignment Checklist: • Conduct a SWOT Analysis on the case study company’s current strategy-culture relationship. • Create a case study analysis focusing on which of the four strategy-culture situations it should implement in order to help move the company forward. Defender Direct, Inc.: A Business of Growing Leaders Company Name: <Defender Direct, Inc.> Topic...
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HU245-unit 9 discussion-Animal Rights and Policies and Organizational Culture paper

Topic 1 Animal Rights In this week’s Discussion, you and your fellow classmates will tackle the question of animal rights. Students often find this topic challenging since it can call them to question their own view of animals and how they should or should not be treated. Do you believe animals have rights and do you believe people have an obligation to protect those rights? If you believe animals have rights, what are these rights? If you do not believe animals have rights, are there reasons people should protect them from abuse? Explain your position using ethical reasoning and/or theory. Topic 2 Discussion Topic: Policies and Organizational Culture In preparation for this week’s Discussion, your ethical principles will be tested with a short case study where Duke’s Fuqua School of Business was under scrutiny in the manner it addressed the ten percent of MBA Program learners of cheating on a take home test. Another college from New Jersey had a similar incident with its Chinese-based...
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HU 245-unit 9 ethics theory paper

Option A: Consider the following scenario: A cosmetic company uses rabbits to test the irritancy levels of its products eyes for the purposes of making nonirritating cosmetics for women who will use such products. Large doses are injected into eyes and the test is painful. In one paragraph, answer the following: Is such testing ethical? Using ethical theory, explain why you feel the use of animal testing for cosmetics is ethical or not. Also using ethical theory, explain the reasoning for the opposing position and why it is incorrect. Option B: The increased demand of palm oils in prepared foods has encouraged the mass destruction of rainforest in Indonesia for the purpose of planting palm tree plantations. The loss of rainforest threatens the ecosystem and many animal species. In one paragraph, answer the following: Should a consumer avoid purchasing products made with palm oil? Using ethical theory, explain why you feel the use of palm oil is ethical or not. Also using ethical theory, explain the reasoning for the opposing...
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The Importance of Strategic Controls paper

Discussion Topic: The Importance of Strategic Controls Retail companies like Walmart are heavy users of strategic control systems. Think about how it utilizes RFID technology to track products from inventory to the market shelves. Discuss how Walmart relies upon strategic surveillance, special alert control, and implementation control. What improvements might you suggest to the company’s COO relative to strategic control and why?   The Importance of Strategic Controls    Strategic control systems are an integral part of modern businesses. Strategic surveillance systems in corporations such as Walmart enable managers to obtain data relevant to the organization from both internal as well as external sources. Strategic surveillance systems obtain data from the various sources and then convert the data into useful form and distribute it to the relevant authorities (Sekhar, n.d.). Strategic surveillance systems help in improving Walmart’s communication systems, achieving quality improvement, information management, assessing customer feedback, and in other areas. Special alert control refers to the rapid reassessment of the strategy used in...
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