Capitalism v.s. Socialism For hundreds of years, it has been debated on whether capitalism, or socialism is the better option. Some seem to view socialism as the better route, because it evens out and distributes the wealth. Another words, it abolishes the other two classes and only keeps the middle class. This allows the wealth to be controlled by not only one individual or group, but by the majority. There are many positives to having a communist government, but at the same time there can be negative outlooks. Capitalism is often seen as the better economic choice since capitalist countries are usually more technologically advanced. In a socialist economy the government can disapprove what profession you want to apply for while in capitalism you are free to do what you want, how you want. You can even start up your own business. I would have to say that Capitalism is the best way to run our society. It allows people to make their own business decisions, and keep self-motivated. Lets take a minute and think for a second. What is something that you like, and are good at? Got it…? Good, now in a capitalist economy you have the chance to excel in that, and if you get good enough at it maybe start a career that revolves around it. Communism would not permit this. What about your favorite brand of clothing? What a selection we have, don’t we! What I’m trying to get at here is that communism allows the creation of privatized companies, and more job opportunities. Whereas in, for example the USSR there might only be one brand that you have to select from, therefore lack of consumer choice, creates complacency. Another example could be our cell phone companies. We have brands such as Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, etc.… but LG could be the only option in a socialist society. Another downside to socialism is that it lacks something called the profit motive. The profit motive is a theory based around the fact that people who have the best and most creative…
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40THE STATE OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND A VISION OF THE FUTURE
Michael A. Hitt, Brian K. Boyd and Dan Li
The ?eld of strategic management has advanced substantially in both theory and empirical research over the last 25 years. However, there are “cracks” beginning to occur in the methodology “dam.” To grow as a discipline, strategic management research must meet and deal effectively with methodological challenges in several areas. We address these challenges in each of the following areas: research questions, data collection, construct measurement, analysis of endogenous relationships, and applications. We present a concise view of the future suggesting ways in which these challenges can be overcome and explain the bene?ts to the ?eld. Derivation of the ?eld of strategic management can be traced to several different dates. Possible starting dates include 1980, 1978, 1962, and 320BC, for example. 1980 was a seminal year because it marked the publication of Porter’s Competitive Strategy, as well as the inception of the Strategic Management Society. In 1978, the ?rst textbook for the ?eld – Hofer and Schendel’s Strategy Formulation was published. 1962 marked Alfred Chandler’s pioneering work on strategy. Finally, the ?eld’s roots in military strategy were sown around 320BC, by Sun Tsu. While acknowledging the discipline’s ancestry in tactics, the ?eld is still very young. Kuhn (1996) suggests that new disciplines have low levelsResearch Methodology in Strategy and Management Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Volume 1, 1–31 Copyright © 2004 by Elsevier Ltd. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved ISSN: 1479-8387/doi:10.1016/S1479-8387(04)01101-412MICHAEL A. HITT ET AL.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40of paradigm development….
Advantages and Disadvantages of Learning a Foreign Language at High School1. IntroductionThe purpose of this paper is to examine the factors affecting the need of learning a foreign language at high school. Many have realized the increasing importance of the acquisition of a foreign language, in other words an increasingly valued skill. In United States of America, an increase of 200 percent in the number of schools offering Chinese language in their programs has been observed. (Asia Society 2008) In this paper, I will be covering on how learning a foreign language benefits academic progress in other subjects and enhance career opportunities. On the other hand, I will explain the inadequate level of proficiency in learning a foreign language in high school.2. Advantages of learning a foreign language2.1 Benefits in academic progress in other subjectsLearning a foreign language is a powerful experience, a study of 13,200 high school students revealed that the students who studied a foreign language received better grades in the English section a test compared to those who did not. (Dumas 1999)Similarly, Thomas C. Cooper a professor in foreign language education revealed that in a study of 23 metropolitan high schools, students who took a foreign language in high school received significantly higher marks in the Scholastic Assessment Test. (Cooper 1987)Last but not the least, mastering another language can improve the knowledge of English structure and vocabulary. (Curtain & Dahlburg, 2004)2.2 Foreign language enhances career opportunitiesThrough a survey done with 581 alumni of The American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, respondents said they gained a competitive advantage with knowledge of foreign language. It is identified that foreign language is a critical factor in employment and enhances their career paths. Furthermore, possessing proficiency in another language provided personal…
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In Coming of Age in Mississippi, Anne Moody discusses her involvement and events that took place during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Growing up poor and black in the rural South, Anne suffered through many negative experiences that slowly paved the way for her to join the movement. During her teenage years, a small fire started to light up inside her as she continually suffered and gradually began to comprehend the ideas of racism, rights, and civil liberties. In order to better understand her involvement in the movement, three key areas will be addressed: the events that led her to be involved, how her perspective about the movement changed over time, and how this change is related to the change in the Civil Rights Movement.
First of all, without the negative or inspiring events that Anne experienced growing up, she most likely would have never even been interested in joining the movement. One event that indirectly influenced her was the death of Emmett Till. Anne writes, “Before Emmett Till’s murder, I had known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was a new fear known to me- the fear of being killed just because I was black.” (Moody, 132) The quote explains how Anne Moody had finally been introduced to a new kind of evil that she was not really quite sure had existed, the evil of racism. This indirectly adds to Anne’s motivation to join the movement because it opens her eyes to an even greater truth, that not all people are equal as she once thought. She now understood why every white person’s home that she worked for was so nice, luxurious, and expensive. The example helps to understand her involvement in the movement by serving as a piece of the puzzle in which her passion for civil liberties derived from. In other words, this is where her seed of her desire for true freedom began to grow.
Another indirect reason that influenced Anne to eventually become involved in the movement was one of her…
Fiber optics is an emerging form of technology that uses miniature fiber of glass or plastic to transmit light. The light source and method of delivery can be modified to transmit computer data, such as images and sound, or simply luminous light. In recent years, the development of fiber optic technology has increased greatly. Many of these improvements, along with an justification of the technology and social implications will be discussed within this essay.
Figure1 Fiber Structure
Fiber optics is a method used to transmit information by means of light pulses along very fine fiber of glass or plastic. Plastic is not commonly used due to it’s incapability for extreme pureness. Optical fiber comprise of a glass core, approximately fifty micrometers in diameter, surrounded by a glass “optical cladding” giving an outside diameter of about 120 micrometers. See Figure1 for an overview of an optical fiber.
Total Internal Reflection
Optical fiber depend on Total Internal Reflection (TIR) to achieve reliable results through minimal light loss. If TIR did not occur, light loss would quickly result in signal loss and optical fiber would have the capability to carry signals only a few feet rather than many miles. The angle eA in Figure2 is called the Acceptance Angle. Any light entering the fiber at less than this angle will meet the cladding at an angle greater than eC. If light meets the inner surface of the cladding (the core-cladding interface) at greater than or equal to eC, TIR occurs. All the energy in the ray of light is thus reflected back into the core and none escapes into the cladding. The ray then crosses to the other side of the core, and because the fiber is more or less straight, the ray will meet the cladding at an angle which causes TIR to again occur. This pattern continues until the ray meets the end of the fiber.
Figure2 Propagation of Light in a Fiber
The development of fiber…
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| 1. How would I respond to the Director’s question, “I want to know why I wasn’t informed about these problems?”
I would respond to the Director of our communication plan not going as planned, however, there were solutions already in place to ease staff member concerns. And that Young had emailed an announcement that her IS staff was present to assist with projects, and that she created a virtual project office online for researchers to work across time zones with colleagues on foreign soil, with Amanda Johnson, an assistant professor had used the system and inquire her confirmation in the meeting how she looks forward to spending more time on this type of project (aligning an ally). I would advise the Director for future projects our efforts to coordinate with the Fire marshals on future projects ahead of time to lessen time impacts of fire hazard inspections. I…
A prominent feature in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is the play upon duality — seeming contradictions — of meaning in the words, actions, and motives of the characters, whether it be the main narrator pilgrim-Chaucer, the Canterbury tale-tellers, or the tales’ characters. In the tales Chaucer juxtaposes many instances of dualities in which, on the surface, each member of the duality excludes each other. Such examples as the male and female in the Wife of Bath’s Tale, the nominal and the real in the Franklin’s Tale, and the court and the barnyard in the Nun’s Priest’s Tale are only scant glimpses of conflicting multi-layered dualities. Of these tales, the Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale best demonstrates the different kinds of dualities which Chaucer presents and which he plays upon the reader to seek a resolution to such opposing dualities.
The reader first sees the Pardoner as agreeing to two kinds of story requests, first from the Host and then the rest of the pilgrims:
“Telle us som myrthe or japes right anon.”
“It shall be doon,” quod he, “by Seint Ronyon!…”
….But right anon thise gentils gonne to crye,
“Nay, lat hym telle us of no ribaudye!
Telle us som moral thyng, that we may leere
Som wit, and thanne wol we gladly heere.”
“I graunt, ywis,” qoud he, “but I moot thynke
Upon som honest thyng while that I drynke.”
The duality is thus japes vs. morality in regards to tale-telling, and the Host and pilgrims imply in the above quotation that each excludes the other. But the Pardoner seems to agree to both requests, i.e. to tell a tale that is both of japes and of morality, as seen in the above quote. One can easily resolve this duality by equating japes with solaas, moral with sentence, which are the two components of a tale, according to the rules set up by the Host in the General Prologue (798).
The Pardoner himself, however, provides the…
Vedic Mathematics Seminar: Contribution of Mahaviracharya to Mathematics
Class: XI Sc.
Sarawati Vidya Mandir, Damanjodi
Name of the participant: Bikash Mahapatra
Guide Teacher: Mr. M. S. Panda, PGT- Mathematics,
S.V.M, NALCO, DamanjodiSIGNATURE OF THE PRINCIPAL SIGNATURE OF GUIDE TEACHER SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT Contributions of Mahaviracharya to Mathematics
Mahavira was 8thcentury (c. 800–870) Indian mathematician (Jain) from Gulbarga who asserted that the square root of a negative number did not exist. He gave the sum of a series whose terms are squares of a arithmetical progression and empirical progression and empirical rules for area and perimeter of an iliipse. He was patronised by the great Rashtrakuta king Amoghavarsha Nrupatunga.
Mahavira was the author of Ganit Sara Sangraha. He separated Astrology from Mathematics. He expanded on the same subjects Arybhata and Brahmagupta had worked on, but he expressed them more clearly.
He is highly respected among Indian mathematicians, because of his establishment of terminology for concepts such as equilateral and isosceles triangle, rhombus, circles and semicircle. Mahavira’s eminence spread all over south India and his books proved inspirational to other mathematicians in South India. It was translated into Telugu by Pavaluri Sanganna as Saara Sangraha Ganitam.
At the beginning of his work, Mahavira stresses the importance of mathematics in both secular and religious life and in all kinds of disciplines, including love and cooking. While giving rules for zero and negative quantities, he explicitly states that a negative number has no square root because it is not a square (of any “real number”). Besides mixture problems (interest and proportions), he treats various types of linear and quadratic equations (where he admits two positive solutions) and improves on the methods of Aryabhata I (b. 476). He also treats various arithmetic and geometric, as well as…
World War II can be rightly called one of the most significant events in the history of humanity. It had a significant impact on the development of the entire world, and resulted in the revision of many socio-political doctrines, policies, and principles of international relations.World War II had many consequences. The USSR lost over 24 million people, both military and civilians, and over 21 million people were left homeless and in poor conditions (Fussell 745). Great Britain and France had both collapsed as empires, and European boundaries had been literally redrawn. The United States of America claimed to lead the reconstruction efforts and started to conduct policy, directed to establishing itself as a new superpower. Thus, modern geopolitical balance of power in the world can also be considered as one of the direct consequences of World War II. Among many others, several consequences of this war are felt even today, such as the increase in baby boomers in the U. S., which has a continued effect on the economy; cold wars and war sensitivity, including the nuclear arms race today; and the establishment of the USA as a leading power in the world.Between the years 1946 and 1964, a sudden and large increase in birthrate was detected in the USA. The reason for such a dramatic growth in population is still a disputed subject among experts. At first, the U.S. welcomed this phenomenon by passing GI bills to improve education, skills and income. Now, the generation of baby boomers is already retiring, or fast approaching retirement age. Currently, the cost of Social Security is rising faster than the taxed income of the working population (Lavery 56). Due to this fact, nowadays, it has become questionable whether the American economy will be able to afford the future cost of Social Security, as the baby boomer generation continues to retire.Another consequence of World War II is the continuing Cold War. One might say that it had ended several decades ago,…
[pic]Module HandbookMANAGING DECISIONSModule code: UMAC4N-15-MModule Leader: Dr Sandra Laurent
Teaching Team: Dr Sandra Laurent (Module leader)
Room 123 Felixstowe Court
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Room 123 Felixstowe Court
E-mail [email protected] module objectivesTo allow students to appreciate how managers can and should use financial information for decision making. To give students knowledge of accounting concepts that will enable them to use financial managers and accountants as sources of expert advice, so that they can both brief them and understand their recommendations and reasoning.The course aims to develop awareness and understanding of financial information and to test students’ ability in producing, analyzing and interpreting that information.Teaching/Learning approachThe module will be delivered through a mixture of lecturing and practical exercises. The use of case studies and journal articles will stimulate student interaction and the development of inter-personal skills.Use of the module textbooksThe two textbooks that will be used are:
“Accounting for Managers: Interpreting accounting information for decision-making”, by Paul Collier. This will be provided for you.‘Corporate Finance: Principles and Practice’, by Watson and Head. An electronic version of the 4th edition of this book is available via the library catalogue. Alternatively you can buy the 5th edition; however you only need to read certain sections of this book.The module and teaching plan has been designed to relate directly to the text so students are asked to read the relevant chapters of the textbooks in order that they will have a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the problems to be solved in the workshop exercises.AssessmentThere is a…