1.Analyze storytelling in the cultures we studied in the past four weeks using the artworks below as examples of the Egyptian, Islamic, and Early Christian societies’ modes for depicting stories. Begin with a brief analysis of each story that is being told, using your own words and making sure to point out the formal elements of the artwork (line, color, shape, and composition) that combine to tell the story.
•Funerary Stele of Amenemhat, c. 2000 BCE. Painted limestone. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Located on page 59 in the textbook.
•Flight into Egypt, from the Infancy of Christ Window, c. 1140-1144 CE. Stained and painted glass. The Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Located on page 264 in the textbook.
•Tile Mosaic Mihrab from the Madrasa Imami, c. 1354 CE. Glazed and cut ceramic tiles. The Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Located on page 194 in the textbook.
2.Next, compare and contrast the three artworks and the iconography used in each story and distinguish the connections that can be made, pointing out patterns you find.
1.To conclude, summarize the use of storytelling in the cultures represented in the three artworks you discussed above.
2.After learning about the complexity and variety of Islamic decoration, as seen in Tile Mosaic Mihrab, from the Madrasa Imami, assess if you think that figural representations are essential to communicating religious messages. Provide examples to support your analysis.
#1: The Case of Internal Controls in X Company and Ms. Smith
On a warm summer day in early July 2011, Ms. Smith of the executive team of X Company sat in her office preparing a request form for routine travel expense reimbursement. She attached documentation in support of the cost of the air travel portion of her planned trip, which she had booked recently and reserved using her personal credit card. The organization where Ms. Smith worked did not have a corporate travel account.
After signing the form, Ms. Smith walked to the office of the chief financial officer (CFO) to ask for his approval of the requested reimbursement. The CFO, who knew Ms. Smith well and had worked with her at a previous company, engaged in social conversation. He quickly glanced at the documents, not bothering to inspect them or review the total cost of the trip, since he trusted in Ms. Smith's credibility. The CFO initialed the form and gave it back to Ms. Smith, who then went to see Alex, the Accounts Payable clerk with whom she had also worked at the prior company. She wanted Alex to immediately process her travel expense reimbursement request and approve a wire transfer of $6,250 into her personal bank account. Alex was only too happy to assist her with what he must have considered a routine task. He was busy with other tasks and did not take the opportunity to review the details connected with the travel expense reimbursement request. Alex immediately initiated the wire transfer, filed the documents into Ms. Smith's folder for her trip, and then moved on to the rest of his busy day. Upon returning from her trip, Ms. Smith did not file a reconciling expense form with attached receipts of her trip.
Required: Discuss in detail at least three missing internal controls, the reasons why these controls are important, and a remedy in the case of X Company and Ms. Smith.
Your well-written paper must be 2-3 pages, in addition to title and reference pages. Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources,
Complete the following exercise. Fill in the Excel spreadsheet provided via the link below to enter your answers to parts a, b, and c. Then paste the Excel data into a Word document on which you can also write the answer to part d.
Label each exercise or problem clearly. Use APA formatting and citation if needed.
Sand, Mell, and Rand are partners who share incomes and losses in a 1:4:5 ratio. After lengthy disagreements among the partners and several unprofitable periods, the partners decided to liquidate the partnership. Before the liquidation, the partnership balance sheet showed the following:
Total "other assets," $106,000
Total liabilities, $88,000
Sand, Capital, $1,200
Mell, Capital, $11,700
Rand, Capital, $15,100
The "other assets" were sold for $ 85,000. Proceeds from the sale of other assets were used to payoff existing liabilities.
Determine the following:
The gain (or loss) realized on the sale of the assets and recording of liabilities' payment.
The balances in the partners' capital accounts after the distribution of this gain or loss to the capital accounts.
Assume that if any capital deficits exist, they are not made up and the deficient partner pays down his or her deficit to zero. How much cash will each of the partners receive in the final liquidation?
Provide an explanation between 200 and 300 words in length of the requirements for liquidating the partnership. What documents will be needed? How will the money be distributed? What other options might there be in place of liquidation?
•Your boss owns 2,000 shares of stock of one of the vendors, his wife works for another vendor, and he is on the procurement selection committee for the project.
•A third vendor in contention for this project has offered everyone on your team tickets to the hockey game this weekend in the company box with dinner included.
•Your stock broker is recommending the purchase of a technology mutual fund that contains stock belonging to several of the vendors in contention.
In your opinion, are there any ethics violations in these three scenarios? For each scenario, is there a way to avoid the ethics conflict? What do you see as the legal ramifications of your alternatives on the effectiveness of the project? Will the alternatives positively or negatively affect the effort?
•Management of Vanda-Laye has determined that the capital structure of the company will involve 30% debt and 70% common equity. This structure will be used to finance all investments by the company. Currently, the company can sell new bonds at par, with a coupon rate of 7%. Any new common stock can be sold for $45, with a required return (or cost) of 15.57%. Using Microsoft Excel, calculate the company's cost of capital to be used in the evaluation of possible investment projects.
Develop a hypothesis about the how consumers gather information to make decisions and how consumer attributes, culture, and past history affect those decisions. See guidelines for how to create a position paper.
You would start with intro and hypothesis (about 1/2 to 1 page double spaced) then go into the theory from the book (use references - see www.esc.edu/library if you need help on how to reference). The theory would be two to three pages double spaced. '' Then apply the theory to support your hypothesis (another two to three pages)'' and a conclusion (about one page).
H1: Under the classical conditional ideas, unconditioned stimulus, conditioned stimulus, unconditioned response and conditioned response are the reason how consumers are able to gather information to use towards their decision making practices.
Watch the following videos comparing three different forms of psychotherapy and answer the following questions: THREE PSYCHOTHERAPIESWatch at least 15 minutes of each of three videos of famous psychotherapists interviewing the client Gloria posted on Canvas. Although a bit outdated, these films are special archives of the work of the therapist who originated their particular approach. 1. Albert Ellis Rational Emotive Therapy2. Carl Rogers Client-Centered (Humanistic) Therapy3. Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy Write a 250-word essay (double spaced and 12 font type) answering the following questions: a. What the main assumptions of each theory? b. What client might work better for each type of psychotherapy? c. If you were looking for help, which therapist would you go to and why? 1. ALBERT ELLIS : Rational Emotive Therapy Link (Links to an external site.)2. Fritz Perls: Gestalt TherapyLink (Links to an external site.)3. Carl Rodgers: Humanistic Client Centered TherapyLink (Links to an external site.)
1. In the United States, the regulation of advertising involves a complex mix of laws and informal restrictions designed to:
A. protect consumers from deceptive practices.
B. stimulate domestic demand.
C. reduce international competition.
D. promote social marketing.
E. institutionalize pull strategies.
2. The Ethical Decision-Making Framework includes all of the following steps EXCEPT:
A. identify issues.
B. promote the firm's corporate social responsibility efforts.
C. gather information and identify stakeholders.
D. brainstorm and evaluate alternatives.
E. choose a course of action.
3. Marketers want their firms to develop efficient operations because this kind of efficiency:
A. usually leads to lower prices or greater pricing flexibility.
B. allows the firm to offer greater value to customers.
C. makes it easier to get the products customers want to them when they want them.
D. can lead to more attractive margins.
E. All of these
4. The centerpiece of the Marketing Environment Analysis Framework is:
A. green marketing.
B. corporate partners.
D. competitive intelligence.
5. _____________ advertising has the advantages of being highly targeted and offering opportunities for personalization.
C. Direct mail
6. Marketing traditionally has been divided into a set of four interrelated decisions known as the marketing mix, or four Ps, including all of the following EXCEPT:
7. Most "big box" retailers regularly move products from one aisle to another. They also put personal care products in the pharmacy area, many aisles away from the grocery products. They do this because consumers who spend more time walking through the store are likely to make:
A. impulse purchases.
B. limited problem solving decisions.
C. extended problem solving decisions.
D. ritual consumption purchases.
E. affective alternative decisions.
8. One of the reasons marketers use loyalty segmentation is:
A. the high cost of finding new customers.
B. government tax incentives for loyalty.
C. accounting difficulties associated with identifying new customers.
D. rapid population increases.
E. the failure of micromarketing as a workable strategy.
9. Matt was passionate about Abercrombie & Fitch. It was the only place he'd buy his clothes. If anyone asked him about clothes, he would talk for what seemed like hours about why he only shopped there. From a strictly marketing perspective, this word of mouth is part of:
A. social insistence.
B. brand loyalty.
E. brand extension.
10. By providing good customer service, firms __________ their products or services.
A. eliminate the communication gap for
B. add value to
C. reduce the zone of tolerance for
D. reduce the empowerment cost associated with
E. increase the perishability of
11. When Procter & Gamble added teeth whitening products under the Crest brand, the firm was engaged in:
A. corporate branding.
B. brand extension.
C. brand licensing.
D. brand association.
E. perceived value branding.
12. Edward, the leading salesperson for Harry's Honda dealership, began hearing customers asking for hybrid automobiles several years ago.Edward alerted Harry, and Harry pre-ordered many Honda hybrids before they became available. In this case, the source of need recognition was:
A. trade show demonstrations.
B. ads in trade journals.
D. the Internet.
13. By the time BMW and Mercedes Benz entered the mini-SUV market, there were many competitors, sales had peaked, and profits were declining. These firms entered the market during the ______________ stage of the product life cycle.
14. Collecting information at the point of sale is a straightforward and inexpensive way to assess service quality, but this approach will NOT be useful if:
A. customers cannot assess service quality, as in the case of oil change or maintenance check.
B. decision-making managers do not get the results of the feedback.
C. the person who rendered poor service is the same person collecting the information.
D. customers are rushed and don't take the time to assess the service.
E. All of these.
15. Ryan gave the manager of his convenience store a set of binoculars so she could see the gasoline prices charged by the other convenience store at that intersection. Ryan told the manager to always match the gasoline prices of the other store. Ryan is using a _____________________ pricing strategy.
A. maximizing profits
B. target profit
C. target return
D. status quo
16. At the break-even point:
A. costs are zero.
B. price is maximized.
C. profits are zero.
D. fixed costs are zero.
E. contribution per unit is zero.
17. For marketers to advertise a price as their ______________, the Better Business Bureau recommends that at least 50 percent of the sales of a product occur at that price.
A. fixed price
B. zone price
C. regular price
D. leader price
E. cost-based price
18. In the AIDA model:
A. advertising leads to interest, which hopefully leads to desire and then, action.
B. awareness leads to integration, which hopefully leads to desire and then, action.
C. awareness leads to interest, which hopefully leads to desire and then, action.
D. awareness leads to interest, which hopefully leads to desire and then, attention.
E. awareness leads to interest, which hopefully leads to determination and then, action.
19. A manufacturer of high-end products might consider selling products in a warehouse club if:
A. there are no high-end shopping centers within a 100-mile radius of the warehouse club.
B. the warehouse club has a good reputation.
C. the manufacturer is trying to increase market share.
D. the manufacturer overestimated demand or has a great deal of returned merchandise from other retailers.
E. the warehouse club wants to upgrade its image.
20. Because of the way _______________ buy merchandise, customers can never be confident that the same merchandise will be in stock each time they visit the store.
A. department stores
B. off-price retailers
C. discount stores
D. downstream value stores
E. category specialist stores
21. The basic goal of integrated marketing communications is to:
A. communicate the value proposition to the target market.
B. create desire.
C. manipulate consumers.
D. outspend competitors.
E. tell the world about your company.
22. Brenda is working on an automated re-ordering system which will electronically re-order inventory for her shoe store as purchases are made.Brenda is working on a supply chain management system that will:
A. provide products at the right time.
B. provide products at the right locations.
C. provide the right quantities.
D. minimize system-wide costs.
E. all of these.
23. The sender of an integrated marketing communication:
A. must work with the advertising specialists to ensure all recipients interpret the message accurately.
B. can assess the manner in which receivers interpret the message through gross rating points.
C. has little control over what meaning any individual receiver will take from the message.
D. controls the meaning all receivers take from the message.
E. generally uses a rule-of-thumb interpretation index.
24. When Microsoft introduces a new version of its Windows operating system, it typically uses selected magazine, Internet, and direct mail advertising. This combination of advertising outlets represents Microsoft's:
A. niche buy.
B. advertising plan.
C. media mix.
D. track testing.
E. supply chain messaging.
25. _________________ is a sales philosophy and process that emphasizes a commitment to maintaining and investing in long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships.