MBA 6001 Unit I to Unit VIII Assignment / Case Study

MBA 6001 Organizational Research and Theory



 
MBA 6001 Unit I Case Study
Discussion Board Question



MBA 6001 Unit II Essay
MBA/6001 Discussion Board Question




MBA 6001 Unit III Case Study
Discussion Board Question




MBA 6001 Unit IV Essay
Discussion Board Question




MBA 6001 Unit V Essay
Discussion Board Question



MBA 6001 Unit VI Essay
MBA6001 Discussion Board Question




MBA 6001 Unit VII Essay 
Discussion Board Question




MBA 6001 Unit VIII Essay

Discussion Board Question



 

  

                                       MBA 6001 Entire Course

MBA 6001 Unit I Case Study and
Discussion Board Question



Unit I Case Study

Trader Joe’s

Read and reflect on the case study about Trader Joe’s on page 26 of the textbook. Consider Joe Coulombe’s approach to organizational design, and analyze the effects and applications of the various organizational structures and levels of authority. Given the benefits and motivations mentioned in the case study, share an analysis of Trader Joe’s impact on employee motivation, morale, and organizational culture.


Your paper should be at least two pages in length,
not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at
least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used,
including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material
must have accompanying citations.

Unit I Discussion Board

Our chapter One readings reference the importance of Organizational design and change. After reviewing Chapter One content, what is the competitive advantage of having a properly designed firm?

 

Unit II Essay and Discussion Board Question


Unit II Essay

Identify the major stakeholders in your organization (or one with which you are familiar). Analyze the top-management structure (as explained in Chapter 2), investigate and enumerate the code of ethics (written or not written), and explain the ethical stance of all stakeholders involved in the organization. Identify the relationship among any reward systems and organizational goals and what positive or negative effect there is on employee productivity. Cite concepts and ideas from Chapter 2 to compliment your work.
 

Your paper should be at least two pages in length,
not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at
least Chapter 2 of your textbook as source material for your response. All
sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and
quoted material must have accompanying citations in the proper APA format.

Discussion Board

What are the consequences of stakeholder ethics with regards to organizational goals and productivity? Consider the textbook and the assigned article (Bukovinsky, 2013).

 

MBA/6001 Unit III Case Study and
Discussion Board Question


 
Unit III Case Study

Sony

Read and reflect on the case study about Sony on page 119 of the course textbook. Consider the CEO’s reorganization. What environmental constructs were involved? Why did the CEO have to adapt, control, and reduce uncertainty? Identify the mechanistic versus organic structures and how contingency theory was or was not applied in this case study.


Your paper should be at least two pages in length,
not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at
least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used,
including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material
must have accompanying citations.

Unit III Discussion Board

Review Chapters 3 and 4 of the textbook. Explain how the changing global environment presents challenges for organization design. Include your thoughts on how differentiation and integration play a role.

 



MBA6001 Unit IV Case Study and Discussion Board Question

Unit IV Case Study

Xerox

Read and reflect on the case study involving the CEO of Xerox on page 145 of your textbook. In a two-to-three- page, APA formatted paper, describe the principles of the bureaucratic structure. Explain why flattening hierarchies and empowering teams is a strategy. Analyze what divisional structures are presented (product, geographic, and market). Conclude with your thoughts on how organizational design models and structures impact organizational development.


Your paper should be at least two pages in length,
not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at
least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used,
including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material
must have accompanying citations.

Discussion Board

Review Chapter 5 in the course textbook. Itemize reasons why a hierarchy of authority emerges in an organization, and explain the process of vertical differentiation. How might these constructs apply to the organizational structure and culture?

 

MBA 6001 Unit V Case Study and
Discussion Board Question



Unit V Essay

Organizational Technology Essay

Read and reflect on Chapter 9 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay linking organizational technology, value, and strategy. You may use a real-life organization you have researched (or worked for) in order to illustrate your argument. Cite the textbook and at least one article using the CSU Online Library database to support your paper’s main ideas. Use section headers to share your findings, and persuade readers on the following topics:

·         Identify three kinds of technology in an
organization.

·        
Explain how different types of technology create different competencies.

·        
Describe how technology impacts organizational culture.

·        
Explain how technology can help organizational effectiveness.

·        
Relate how technology can propel an organization’s global expansion
strategies.


You can find an article for this assignment by going
to the CSU Online Library, which is found in the left-hand side menu in the
Student Portal. Choose a database to search for your article, and then type key
words in the database search box to find an article related to your topic. If
you have any questions, the librarians’ contact information can be found on the
right side of the library page.


Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not
including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 8
and 9 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library.
All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and
quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA
format.


Discussion Board

The subject of technology, particularly social media, is controversial to say the least. What are your thoughts about technology/social media in your organization or one you have worked in before?
Were people united about what social media should be used for
professionally/personally? What policies existed? Were there opposing
viewpoints? Explain.

 

 

MBA 6001 Unit VI Case Study and
Discussion Board Question


Unit VI Case Study

Nike

Read the case study, Nike, on pages 301-302 in your textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay that includes the following:

·        Describe ways that Nike could use at least two change techniques described in Chapter 10 to improve effectiveness.

·        Based on the case study information, explain which stage in the organizational life cycle Nike is experiencing (and NOT experiencing), citing ideas from Chapter 11.


Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 10 and 11 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

Discussion Board Question

Describe the organizational change (a personal experience at work, one shared by a friend, or the Starwood Hotels case on page 284), and then discuss how two of the concepts in Chapter 10 in Jones (2013) relate to the change.

 

 
MBA 6001 Unit VII Case Study and
Discussion Board Question


Case Study

How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll


Read the case study, How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll, on pages 361-362 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay that includes the following:

·        Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors contributed.

·        Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might have influenced the company in a more positive direction.

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not
including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters
12 and 13 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online
Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced;
paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the
proper APA format.

Discussion Board

Select the model of organizational decision making that is most appealing to you and explain why. Apply it to a scenario that you have been a part of, or create a fictitious scenario in which you play a role.

 

 

MBA6001 Unit VIII Case Study and
Discussion Board Question


Case Study

Politics at Walt Disney


Read the case study, Politics at Walt Disney, on page 414 of the course textbook, and write a 1000-1500 word essay with two high-level section headers:

1.Conflict, Politics, and Conflict Resolution (In this section, answer the questions on page 414.)

2.Effects of Power on Organizational Structure (In this section, include discussion that:

a) identifies sources and effects of power on organizational structure, and

b)recommends how to evaluate organizational design/strategy in a global operations environment.)

Your paper should be 1000-1500 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapter 14 and various other chapters in your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.
 

Unit VIII Discussion Board
 
What was the best part and/or worst part of this course for you? What recommendations can you offer for improvement of this course for future students?
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